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Pro tip:  Don’t do a GIS for the above phrase.

Well, luke-warm anyway.

Ross County F.C. have reportedly signed Aberdeen (and former ICTFC x 2) midfielder Greg Tansey on loan for the rest of the season.  Tansey signed a three year deal with the Dons this past summer after his second stint at Caley ended with them being relegated to the Championship but has only played in 9 league matches for Aberdeen with manager Derek McInnes preferring Ryan Christie, Kenny McLean, and old friend Gary Mackay-Steven over Tansey in the midfield.  Reaction to this signing among Ross County supporters has been…mixed.  No many question Tansey as a player, it’s more a case of “is this what we need?” and, “Didn’t Owen Coyle promise us his ‘connections’ would help bring players to County?”  Ah well, hopefully that’s only the first bit of business that County is going to do during the transfer window.

Closer to home the New England Revolution confirmed the signing of Swedish-born Syrian international defender Gabriel Somi.  I feel like this was news a while ago…  Anyway, there’s little doubt that Somi is a good player (watch any of the highlight packages on YouTube and you’ll see what I mean), the question is, is he really a defender?  He spends so much time charging down the wings and crashing towards the goal (and looks good doing it) that if I didn’t know any better I’d label him an “attacking midfielder.”  I can’t picture him getting “stuck in” next to Antonio Delamea, but I can imagine him sprinting upfield like Andrew Farrell and Claude Dielna!  I guess what I’m saying is the club probably needs another “stay at home” defender to pair with Delamea in the middle of the back line.


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