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  1. Dundee United 2017/2018

    So this is completely out of context with the rest of the comments, but I thought I'd add this little story in.... During the summer I was travelling and found myself on the German/Austrian border. I was stopped at a rest stop and this car pulled up next to me. They were all Greek lads driving from Netherlands to Greece - fair play to them I say. Anyway, long story short we got talking and when they asked where I was from I mentioned Scotland to which there were whoops of joy shouted from my new friend and his travelling companions. Then they explained to me, they were all fans of Ionikos and their favourite player was (you've probably guessed) Craig Brewster. One guy even had a Brewster/Ionikos tattoo. These guys were in their early 20s so no idea why they had such a stiffy for Brewster as he'd have played and left by the time these guys were toddlers but they did fucking love them. They then went on to talk about Dundee United, the strips, the players, the ground and their general place in Scottish football. Thanks to things like Fifa, Football Manager and (of course) the Internet, I'd say we are all far more educated about foreign clubs and their relevant players, but these guys certainly knew their stuff (well for Greek guys living in Netherlands, anyway). So, again, sorry for the out of context story, just thought I'd add it to the thread. Your league campaign might be stuttering a little but at least you know you have a small pocket of avid Greek fans touring Europe talking up the Arabs and, of course, Craig Brewster.
  2. St Mirren v ICT

    Listen, I'm far from getting the flaming pitch forks out, we're presumably all long enough in the tooth to have heard ridiculous post match comments; in fact Hendrie or Lennon was no stranger to stuff like that, just felt he was saying something that was obviously wrong, rather than just a different viewpoint.
  3. St Mirren v ICT

    I will not lie, I have seen us concede too many goals straight down the middle and yesterday they had about 4 of those, 1 they scored, 2 saved and iirc one went past the post. I like McShane and think he adds something to the team, check back in my previous comments I've been saying this since he signed, but there is clearly something that needs to be sorted out between him and McGinn as while the marking is bad to allow someone like Baird to waltz through the two CBs, there should be cover in front of them.
  4. St Mirren v ICT

    Yeah, just been watching that vid. Not sure if he is trying mind games (either for his player, the media or his bosses) but his description of the game seems to come from one of those parallel universe doo-hickeys as it sure as f**k doesn't represent the game I saw.
  5. St Mirren v ICT

    So is anyone going to comment on Robertson's post match comments... These are taken from the BBC website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41133567 From the way he's speaking it sounds like we got lucky with an odd goal late in the game after being pummelled - anyone at the game will know that is quite the opposite of what happened.
  6. Pars vs St Mirren

    Of the teams, before the start, I was most worried about Inverness, Dundee United and Dunfermline. We have comfortable dispatched United, nearly as comfortable dispatching of Inverness... now Dunfermline.... ?
  7. Brechin v Bairns - Basement Battle

    And Dunfermline are officially this season's Morton. How well does that sit with you...
  8. Lennon was pushed on a figure in his post match comments, can't remember if he said it was "exactly" or "round about", but 750 was the figure. It was Richard Gordon (or whoever is Radio Scotland anchor today) that quoted the 225.
  9. They surely won't get that for him, not that I don't think he is either worth that (in the English inflated market - probably more!) or will be worth that at some point, I can't see Warburton going higher than a couple of million as he knows the level the Scottish market is at. Not sure what a couple of million would give us but at Championship level a few tens of thousands can make a big difference. Edit: Just listened to the radio, the bid was £750k of which we would get £225. So, what.. 33% then?
  10. St Mirren v Arabs

    Meh. Don't mean to sound dismissive, but just now (and lacking sleep) I don't really care. The video link is there. The big thing from the game was our dominance, Morgan's continued impressive level of play, keeping a clean sheet, and McShane and McGinn (and I believe the former will convince some of the support who don't seem so keen on him) working far better as a pairing. It's all positives. Surprisingly poor showing by United. No need to repeat it I suppose as it's been said many times. Don't really know how McKinnon got that team to play so badly though.
  11. St Mirren v Arabs

    They were, and I'm concluding things from the video also based on the context of yesterday's game. They offered very little until the latter part of the 2nd half (perhaps the first couple of minutes). It's really not a big deal, they were terrible, their fans admit they were terrible. I've edited my original post.
  12. St Mirren v Arabs

    What's it like having the male Ruth Davidson as your leader...
  13. St Mirren v Arabs

    If there was a goal or a good save you'd expect it to be featured, no? Maybe I'm still half asleep after watching the Mayweather/McGregor fight, but that seems sensible.
  14. St Mirren v Arabs

    Heh, I think from your previous comments it's clear you are no rocket scientist yourself...
  15. St Mirren v Arabs

    And if you did, it would be shown, so, yeah... the point made about dominance. Not a single goal against 3, that underlines that point.