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Lawrence Shankland 16:22 - Jan 14 with 6335 viewsSir_Chops

This may have appeared elsewhere, but what do our Scottish football experts think of this guy? Could he do the business down here in the Championship?

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-transfer-news/lawrence-sha

Had read elsewhere he rejected a move to England when Dundee United picked him up from Ayr.
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Lawrence Shankland on 16:24 - Jan 14 with 3779 viewsLongsufferingR

Amazing scoring stats: https://www.soccerbase.com/players/player.sd?player_id=65013
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Lawrence Shankland on 16:42 - Jan 14 with 3705 viewsNorthernr

Some discussion and opinions here...

https://www.fansnetwork.co.uk/football/queensparkrangers/forum/251987/page:2/#37
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Lawrence Shankland on 17:40 - Jan 14 with 3471 viewsCheshireR

I've seen him 3 times this season and he certainly shines at Scottish championship level and is massively popular with Dundee Utd fans.
The standard at which he is currently playing is probably on a par with our league one. The Championship will be a step up for for him that's for sure, but one he should be capable of making.
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Lawrence Shankland on 17:44 - Jan 14 with 3451 viewsdaveB

Lawrence Shankland on 17:40 - Jan 14 by CheshireR

I've seen him 3 times this season and he certainly shines at Scottish championship level and is massively popular with Dundee Utd fans.
The standard at which he is currently playing is probably on a par with our league one. The Championship will be a step up for for him that's for sure, but one he should be capable of making.


I signed him in the new football manager and he did really well for me
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Lawrence Shankland on 19:12 - Jan 14 with 3303 viewsLblock


Here for a good time..... not a long time

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Lawrence Shankland on 20:43 - Jan 14 with 3127 viewsBoston

Lawrence Shankland on 19:12 - Jan 14 by Lblock



I’d sign him just so we can shank Fulham and Brentford.

Poll: Thank God The Seaons Over.

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Lawrence Shankland on 23:33 - Jan 14 with 2948 viewskarl

Little bit more to add.
Someone from QPR was apparently in attendance to watch his hat trick at the weekend and that put Dundee United 17pts clear so realistically have clinched promotion but unfortunately their other centre forward broke his ankle, you have to imagine that will prevent the January sale of Shankland unless there's a really big offer?
Interesting thing atm with DU is their finances under new American owners, apparently Shankland on either £3k week and a signing on fee that aggregates his wages to £5k or he's basically on £5k. Either way thats big big money for Scottish Championship and overall DU are at 133% wages to turnover.
Their turnover is £3.1m and wages £4.1m (Shankland not a huge % of that), losses last year of £3.7m, I can't see what they're hoping to achieve as Shankland won't cover those losses, I do think he's worth a punt but I can't see him being worth more than the £1m because of his reputation as much as anything.
They've gone full bore for promotion but without getting to Scottish Cup final regularly there's not enough money in the game to cover those losses so would be concerned what value they are attaching to him?
Imo they don't have any other valuable players, although the keeper is good not sure his contract situation.
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Lawrence Shankland on 23:36 - Jan 14 with 2941 viewskarl

One thing I'll add and have often stated is the age a Scottish player seems to mature, it always seems to be at this 24ish age and does make Shankland being a success in the English Championship more viable for me.
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Lawrence Shankland on 07:04 - Jan 15 with 2778 viewsDWQPR

Lawrence Shankland on 19:12 - Jan 14 by Lblock



Watching those clips a few things become apparent:

- He can use both feet
- He gets into positions to score—
- He can use his head
- He has a football brain

And teams in hoops wherever they may be are comical at defending.

I like the look of the lad.
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Lawrence Shankland on 08:02 - Jan 15 with 2679 viewsTheChef

He's called Lawrence.

Sign him up!
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Lawrence Shankland on 16:48 - Jan 15 with 2418 viewsBoston

Lawrence Shankland on 08:02 - Jan 15 by TheChef

He's called Lawrence.

Sign him up!


Arab is he?

Poll: Thank God The Seaons Over.

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Lawrence Shankland on 17:11 - Jan 15 with 2368 viewsSir_Chops

Thanks Karl. I think I read he only signed a 2-year contract. It'd be much more viable if Dundee Utd don't have an option to extend it and he starts playing hardball over signing a new one.

Mind you, I think I read somewhere there was interest from England last summer and he wasn't interested so chose Dundee United...
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Lawrence Shankland on 20:09 - Jan 15 with 2126 viewskarl

Lawrence Shankland on 17:11 - Jan 15 by Sir_Chops

Thanks Karl. I think I read he only signed a 2-year contract. It'd be much more viable if Dundee Utd don't have an option to extend it and he starts playing hardball over signing a new one.

Mind you, I think I read somewhere there was interest from England last summer and he wasn't interested so chose Dundee United...


Seems he's contracted till May 22, do remember talk of it being a 3yr deal so does tie in with that.
I couldn't remember him turning anyone down but I googled it and apparently Sunderland were interested and possibly made an offer. Their manager at the time was Jack Ross, who's now in charge at Hibs, and he signed a lot of Scottish based players. They were also linked to many more so could be genuine interest or lazy journalism?
Probably he would need a little settling in period but I think he's ready, if he's not signed by anyone in January the big moment for him could be the Scotland Euro playoffs if he hits form in those games it could go a long way to deciding what his future is.
Playing Hibs on Sunday in the cup so hopefully has a quiet week!
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Lawrence Shankland on 20:17 - Jan 15 with 2088 viewsjohncharles

I see what you did there

Strong and stable my arse.

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Lawrence Shankland on 21:28 - Jan 15 with 1965 viewsBoston

Lawrence Shankland on 20:17 - Jan 15 by johncharles

I see what you did there


Well I hope you’re not effendi’d.

Poll: Thank God The Seaons Over.

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Lawrence Shankland on 23:46 - Jan 15 with 1743 viewsTrom

Lawrence Shankland on 20:09 - Jan 15 by karl

Seems he's contracted till May 22, do remember talk of it being a 3yr deal so does tie in with that.
I couldn't remember him turning anyone down but I googled it and apparently Sunderland were interested and possibly made an offer. Their manager at the time was Jack Ross, who's now in charge at Hibs, and he signed a lot of Scottish based players. They were also linked to many more so could be genuine interest or lazy journalism?
Probably he would need a little settling in period but I think he's ready, if he's not signed by anyone in January the big moment for him could be the Scotland Euro playoffs if he hits form in those games it could go a long way to deciding what his future is.
Playing Hibs on Sunday in the cup so hopefully has a quiet week!


I agree there's a lot of keystone kops goals in that highlight real but it was his time at Ayr. Lots of gifted goals but he was in the right place at the right time. Some decent quality finishes amongst it too. He's carried on at Dundee but again the same division. His productivity would be far lower in the Championship due to the better opposition. He seems to be a Hugill type of player. I still want to see some of the Preston kind of form out of Hugill.
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Lawrence Shankland on 00:08 - Jan 16 with 1723 viewsbob566

Lawrence Shankland on 23:46 - Jan 15 by Trom

I agree there's a lot of keystone kops goals in that highlight real but it was his time at Ayr. Lots of gifted goals but he was in the right place at the right time. Some decent quality finishes amongst it too. He's carried on at Dundee but again the same division. His productivity would be far lower in the Championship due to the better opposition. He seems to be a Hugill type of player. I still want to see some of the Preston kind of form out of Hugill.


Kind of reminds me of the postman signing from linfield. Whatever happened to him. Wonder where he is now
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Lawrence Shankland on 00:36 - Jan 16 with 1705 viewsaston_hoop

Lawrence Shankland on 00:08 - Jan 16 by bob566

Kind of reminds me of the postman signing from linfield. Whatever happened to him. Wonder where he is now


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Thompson_(Northern_Ireland_footballer)

didnt make it at Stockport it seems
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Lawrence Shankland on 00:48 - Jan 16 with 1699 viewsjohncharles

Moved to Scotland a few years ago to the Dundee area where all my wife’s family are staunch Dundee and to mention United is like cheering Chelsea 🤮 in the Loft but I’ll keep my eyes and ears open.

Strong and stable my arse.

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Lawrence Shankland on 08:24 - Jan 16 with 1571 viewssmuttsontour

SIGN A BLOODY CENTRE-HALF!!!!!
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Lawrence Shankland on 08:45 - Jan 16 with 1537 viewskarl

Quote from 'BBC Gossip'
A transfer bid from Queens Park Rangers for Scotland striker Lawrence Shankland is likely to be sanctioned if he impresses for Dundee United against Hibernian, with the English Championship club's director of football, Les Ferdinand, due to watch their Scottish Cup tie. (Daily Record)

I'd like Les to know that scoring and playing well against Hibs does not necessarily mean a player is having a good game, it seems any old donkey can do it these days
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Lawrence Shankland on 11:11 - Jan 16 with 1372 viewsDavieQPR

He has scored 87 goals in his last 91 appearances. This is well worth a look at any level. Would cost about £2m and with us losing Hugill, Wells and Mlakar next season.
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Lawrence Shankland on 12:26 - Jan 16 with 1232 viewskensalriser

Lawrence Shankland on 08:45 - Jan 16 by karl

Quote from 'BBC Gossip'
A transfer bid from Queens Park Rangers for Scotland striker Lawrence Shankland is likely to be sanctioned if he impresses for Dundee United against Hibernian, with the English Championship club's director of football, Les Ferdinand, due to watch their Scottish Cup tie. (Daily Record)

I'd like Les to know that scoring and playing well against Hibs does not necessarily mean a player is having a good game, it seems any old donkey can do it these days


Surely Les is canny enough to know that no sensible decision can be taken on the basis of one game.

Poll: Come on then, let's have it.

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Lawrence Shankland on 12:29 - Jan 16 with 1222 viewsNed_Kennedys

Lawrence Shankland on 12:26 - Jan 16 by kensalriser

Surely Les is canny enough to know that no sensible decision can be taken on the basis of one game.


Scouts etc from QPR have already watched him at least twice apparently.
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Lawrence Shankland on 12:38 - Jan 16 with 1188 viewsMatch82

Lawrence Shankland on 08:45 - Jan 16 by karl

Quote from 'BBC Gossip'
A transfer bid from Queens Park Rangers for Scotland striker Lawrence Shankland is likely to be sanctioned if he impresses for Dundee United against Hibernian, with the English Championship club's director of football, Les Ferdinand, due to watch their Scottish Cup tie. (Daily Record)

I'd like Les to know that scoring and playing well against Hibs does not necessarily mean a player is having a good game, it seems any old donkey can do it these days


Probably just regurgitating what they read here

"sources say that the player will have to prove himself over a number of games, due to the quality of the opposition in the upcoming cup match"
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