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Falkirk Defender Targeted
Falkirk Defender Targeted
Thursday, 26th Jan 2012 08:30

Falkirk central defender Murray Wallace is understood to be one of the five players the Blues have targeted with a bid for the highly-rated 19-year-old believed to have been turned down. Brighton have had an offer of £300,000 accepted, according to national newspaper reports this morning, with Town, Swansea, Charlton, Norwich, Newcastle and Huddersfield all said to have watched the former Rangers trainee in action over the Christmas period.

The central defender made his Bairns debut in August three years after joining them after his release from Ibrox and has impressed in his 21 senior starts and two sub appearances, scoring two goals.

Brighton are reportedly trying to complete the deal as soon as possible in order to prevent other clubs from gazumping them and are willing to loan the left-sided defender back to the Scottish First Division side for the rest of the season.

However, the acceptance of their offer may merely have started a bidding war amongst the other interested parties.

Elsewhere in Scotland, former Town striker Sam Parkin has joined Queen of the South after leaving St Johnstone last week.

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irishtim added 08:36 - Jan 26
Anyone know if he is any good?
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irishtim added 08:36 - Jan 26
Anyone know if he is any good?
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Lesta_Tractor added 08:36 - Jan 26
he's better than Delaney..
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Sindre94 added 08:40 - Jan 26
Get him
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wychyblue added 08:46 - Jan 26
was told of this lad in october by a friend whos mate goes to see falkirk every week. supposed to be a real talent so could be a good shout . i know premier league clubs have been having a sniff though so had better make a proper offer before we miss out again
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Pessimistic added 08:46 - Jan 26
I am sure Simon Clegg will up our bid to 300.001pounds once he realises he can gazump Brighton!
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Rossm added 08:49 - Jan 26
I would look decent playing in Scotland... not sure a 19yr old Defender is the answer to our problems just now!!
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hampstead_blue added 08:52 - Jan 26
I've been gazumped in Brighton (opens doors and fools rush in).

It would be nice to gazump the football club as the housing market is full of sharks.
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gypo added 08:52 - Jan 26
We've had bid turned down Brighton have £300,000 bid accepted. Why do we always do things the hard way I mean come on at least put bids in that make a club think "yeah that sounds about right" !!!
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davidsc1971 added 09:03 - Jan 26
Can we offer Clegg in part exchange?

They'll have great turnstiles. It'll be a gift that keeps on giving.
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PauloJulio added 09:14 - Jan 26
What is the point of putting in a bid lower than one already accepted where's the logic in that!
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JimBaxter added 09:25 - Jan 26
In response to rossm i am scottish and 57 and could do a job for this current mickey mouse outfit called ITFC...
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fanofblue added 09:28 - Jan 26
Sam Parkin anyone !!!
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fanofblue added 09:30 - Jan 26
Sam Parkin anyone !!!
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fanofblue added 09:33 - Jan 26
Sam Parkin anyone !!!
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rogie_dog added 09:35 - Jan 26
If we miss out on all five bids we need to take a good, long, hard look at our transfer policy.
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omuircheartaigh added 09:40 - Jan 26
Brighton have a bid of 300K accepted while we mess around. Given that 300K is not the most significant of sums, and that Brighton have been left to head the race, I would suggest that it is high time that Mr Evans reviewed the manner of negotiating with other clubs.

Bidding for the sake of it or in the knowledge your "first bid is always rejected" is not a practice everyone subscribes to. We don't need a reputation for messing around.
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UsualSuspect added 09:41 - Jan 26
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
No sh!t Sherlock.

Needs looking at now imo.
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Keaneish added 10:10 - Jan 26
Great although we need experience alongside Cresswell's and the possible signings of Pearce and Ward.
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jas0999 added 10:13 - Jan 26
... another bid rejected. Can Clegg not do fee deals?
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BlueGoonie added 10:24 - Jan 26
Since PJ's "moment of clarity" about bringing in talented young players with bags of potential rather than high wage has Beene on loan I'm extremely encouraged about the types of players that we've been linked with and/or bidder for.

However this will all mean absolutely nothing unless we've actually signed some of them before the window closes next week. I understand that we don't want to pay over the odds for anyone, and it may transpire that ME, SC & PJ are playing the transfer market very shrewdly as making teams wait and sweat it out, there's an element of cat and mouse to it all.

However if they fail to sign at least half of their intended targets then they need to review their transfer strategy, admit they got it wrong and make someone culpable for such a significant mistake, something that if we get relegated as a result could set us back 8-10 years.
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Lightningboy added 10:41 - Jan 26
Think we should be going back in for Danny Collins..we need experience in the centre of defence if we're to stay up.
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JesusStockwell added 10:58 - Jan 26
What's the betting that we offered 10 quid and a packet of chesse & onion?
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JewellsEye added 11:17 - Jan 26
How much money do we have from sale of Connor whickham to spend on new players? Let's splash the cash on this Lad.
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righty added 11:47 - Jan 26
This site is crazy the other day scottish football was sh** when Lavery went to Kilmarnock now this lad is wonderful playing for Falkirk make your mind up JEWELL OUT
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