Transfers

Our analysis of the major signings coming in and going on within Scottish Football.


Transfer analysis: Scott Allan to Celtic

Now that the dust has settled, Craig Fowler looks at the potential pros and cons of Scott Allan’s move to Celtic. Where it could go right It’s too much of a stretch to suggest Celtic have bought themselves a bench-warmer or, even worse, have used the player as a tool in a game of one-upsmanship over […]

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Louis Moult meets the press

Closer look at Motherwell’s 2015/16 strikeforce

There has been a fair bit of movement in the striking department at Fir Park during the close season. The departures of John Sutton and Lee Erwin left Motherwell short in attack but manager Ian Baraclough has since addressed the issue with a number of signings. Here, Craig Cairns looks at the individuals competing to […]

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Kane Hemmings to Dundee

Why it would work Paul Hartley has put the band back together. Greg Stewart and Kane Hemmings partnered each other at Cowdenbeath in the 2013/14 Scottish Championship season and will now be reunited in the top flight. I know what you’re thinking – why would you want to bring together a former Cowdenbeath partnership? Such […]

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Andrew Driver to Aberdeen

Why it might work The motivation is fairly clear: Aberdeen have not yet given up on winning the Scottish Premiership crown and are looking to reinforce their squad for the run-in. Using the benefit of 20/20 hindsight they could have done with this signing 12 days ago when Jonny Hayes was forced off against Celtic. The midfielder […]

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Ryan Stevenson to Partick Thistle

Why it makes sense For the club Lyle Taylor was the big departure for Alan Archibald this summer. The on-loan English striker added a new dimension to the Thistle attack that made him more valuable than Kris Doolan even though the latter had done little wrong to lose his job. However, had Thistle managed to […]

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David Goodwillie to Aberdeen

Why it makes sense For the club Goodwilie > Zola/Vernon/Magennis. Can we move onto the next part? Replacing Tweedle Dum, Tweedle Dumber and Tweedle Oh Dear God is a Scottish international who built his career on performing magnificently at this level. The lack of a decent forward was a problem for Aberdeen until January and […]

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James Keatings to Hearts

Why it makes sense For the club Off the back of their terrific finish to 2013/14, Hearts fans truly believe that this young team already has what it takes to make an immediate return to the top flight. However, the Championship is still unknown territory and it makes sense to at least pick up one […]

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Kevin Thomson to Dundee

Why it makes sense For the club Thomson showed in flashes towards the end of last season that he can still be an intelligent and composed footballer. His cameo in the Edinburgh derby defeat at Tynecastle swung the game in Hibs favour and they should have rescued a point from the match had Jordon Forster’s […]

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Phil Roberts to Dundee

Why it makes sense For the club The criticism of Dundee that survived through John Brown and into Paul Hartley’s tenure was that they had a bloated and unbalanced squad. Two aspects they lacked in attack were pace at the forward line and another option to play on the wing. If Phil Roberts can integrate […]

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Eric Djemba-Djemba to St Mirren

Why it makes sense For The Club Forget all the “so crap they named him twice” nonsense from his days in British football. He was playing for Manchester United and Aston Villa in the world’s most expensive league. It was always going to be a struggle coming from Nantes and starring in that environment and […]

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Leigh Griffiths to Celtic

Why It Makes Sense For The Club Celtic supporters wanted a player who could boost their chances of performing in Europe. Is Leigh Griffiths that man? On first glance the answer would appear to be a resounding “no!”. The highest level he’s played at is the Scottish Premiership and his previous club didn’t want anything […]

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Alexei Eremenko to Kilmarnock

Why it makes sense For The Club This is the best PR move Michael Johnston has pulled off since, well, probably ever since he took charge of Kilmarnock. Numerous home fans (including our very own Craig Anderson) have deliberately stayed away from home games this season in protest of his ownership. It’s very possible that […]

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Chris Iwelumo to St Johnstone

Why it makes sense For the Club Tommy Wright has done a decent job of keeping the side in the top six without striker Steven MacLean since the middle of October, though it is clear St Johnstone are not as strong a unit without the veteran playing alongside Stevie May. This was evidenced by the […]

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Adam Rooney to Aberdeen

Why it makes sense For The Club It’s a testament to the work of Derek McInnes and the ability of many players within the Aberdeen first team that they’ve managed to put themselves into the position they are in without a reliable striker. Calvin Zola was signed to perform such a role in the summer […]

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Christian Nade to Dundee

Why It Makes Sense For The Club Christian Nade may have been injury prone the last couple of years but before that time he was reliable in the sense that he was healthy enough to feature regularly – you see how we avoided saying “match fit” there. If he can’t repeat his Hearts track record […]

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Gregg Wylde to St Mirren

Why it makes sense For the club While we like writing these transfer blogs – their quick, easy and get people reading – we don’t always feel the need to force them out if we don’t know enough about the player coming in. This guideline was ignored when we were still able to form a […]

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Craig Beattie to Dundee

Why it makes sense For the club 17 months ago the striker helped Hearts to win the Scottish Cup. His appearance in the final was an unnecessary cameo presumably enforced by the manager to extricate the striker from his own jealousy at watching his teammates stroke the ball about with carefree fun. For when he […]

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Michael Gardyne to Kilmarnock

Why it makes sense For the club Based on Saturday’s game at Motherwell, Allan Johnston appears to be moving away from the direct, two-up top style of the previous three league games. In the 2-1 defeat, the new manager’s side were patient in their build-up and elected to start Rory McKenzie as the link between […]

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Teemu Pukki to Celtic

Why it makes sense For the club They are refusing to waver from the signing policy and it’s hard not to respect them for that. Fans called for millions to be piled back into the team after the sale of both Victor Wanyama and Gary Hooper. The board have so far resisted. It’s the smart […]

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Paul Heffernan to Hibs

Why it makes sense For the Club If Pat Fenlon is going to go with two up front, which at the moment seems likely then another experienced striker was probably needed. Hibs have James Collins, Ross Caldwell, Rowan Vine and Daniel Handling who could all be called forwards, but in truth only Collins and Caldwell […]

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