Ross Wilson’s Rangers transfer credit, Derek McInnes ‘Kilmarnock risk and Hibs’ activity and implications in the race for third – Talking Scheidt Live
Thirteen episodes later and, yes, we’re still “Talking Scheidt”.
But to be fair to us, there have already been a lot of talking points during this transfer window.
Things picked up again with a huge contract taking Nathan Patterson from Rangers to Everton, where he signed a five-and-a-half-year contract.
It’s been expected to happen for a while now, but it’s always exciting to see these big ones announced.
This was one of our main talking points today, and while we aired before it was confirmed, there were still some interesting points raised.
Hibs has yet to reveal any signings, but it is believed there are close to three and we have debated the merits of those, while Kilmarnock has a top new manager who he hopes will will bring them back to the Premiership.
Here is a summary of the main talking points from today’s episode of Talking Scheidt.
News of Patterson’s departure will certainly be a blow to Rangers fans.
Losing one of your own that doubles as a truly exciting prospect will never be easy to accept.
But, from the club’s point of view, they get eight figures for a player who hasn’t even established himself as a first-team regular.
Director of football Ross Wilson deserves credit for it, having been able to raise fees to double what Everton offered when Steven Gerrard made them laugh out of town.
Refreshing to see Scottish clubs playing hard on their talent and Jack Thomson believes the deal could strengthen Aberdeen’s hand when clubs call on Calvin Ramsay, a similar prospect to the same post.
Derek McInnes at Killie
Again, this cat came before the official announcement. But we were able to speak with sufficient confidence in view of the reports that have preceded.
We agreed that this is a great meeting for Kilmarnock, but it is not without risk.
As Jack says, “This is as good a date as they will be” thanks to McInnes’ pedigree and the sustained period of relative success with Aberdeen.
Our resident Don raised the limitations he noticed in managing Del, but still thinks it could be an inspired choice.
For my part, I have raised the fact that McInnes’ stock is “unfairly low” after his stay in Pittodria ends, and he could drop even more if he cannot turn the tide in Ayrshire.
Hibs activity and implications for the race to third
We spoke yesterday about Hibs targeting Ewan Henderson, Harry Clarke, and Elias Melkersen, but we expanded a bit today.
All three look like they could be good additions and should help Shaun Maloney in his attempt to improve his fortune.
They are only seven points behind rivals Hearts in the third, despite their poor form, so there is no reason they cannot continue and fight for the top four.
The window could be important for them and also for Aberdeen as they try to compete with the Jambos.