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St Mirren v The New Saints Challenge Cup Semi Final 19/2/17

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Believe there is a good chance the final will be on a Friday night, 24th March.

Firhill is a possible venue.

There are no restrictions on who can host it but actually every club in the SPFL entered this year anyway.

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8 minutes ago, Div said:

Believe there is a good chance the final will be on a Friday night, 24th March.

Firhill is a possible venue.

There are no restrictions on who can host it but actually every club in the SPFL entered this year anyway.

Would rather Friday night than Sunday lunch time.

Downside with Friday night will be the traffic, I reckon if it's at Firhill it halves the United support. Then again we'll take more than we would if the game was at Perth/EEP.

Ach it will all get sorted anyway, there will be some fans left pissed off with where ever the game is played because you can't please everyone.

 

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5 hours ago, Cerberus said:

Wales. Minter of a place.

They're not from Wales, but your point is valid.

 

My thoughts on the game: I was very disappointed with Storie yesterday - for a DM, he was neither breaking up play, nor playing the short, simple passes successfully. That we looked more solid when he went off, and we went to a regulation 4-4-2, spoke volumes. His non tackle, and then failure to track back, for the goal, was very poor indeed.

McGinn strolled that second half, once Storie wasn't getting in the way, once Mallan looked interested again and once Morgan stretched them wider. Even if the ref hadn't sent off their guy, you'd assume Mallan would have still scored the free kick and TNS were dead on their feet at the point anyway.

TNS really were a very poor outfit: we flattered them in the first half, but once we decided the novel tactic of moving the ball around quickly, pushing it wide and actually finding other white shirts with our passes, they couldn't cope. It'll never catch on :(

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1 hour ago, Div said:

Believe there is a good chance the final will be on a Friday night, 24th March.

Firhill is a possible venue.

There are no restrictions on who can host it but actually every club in the SPFL entered this year anyway.

That would be good, better than a Sunday anyway. Not ideal for Dundee U fans travelling through though.

Hopefully McGinn is fit for Ayr on Saturday because he is too good for this level, said in his interview after the game that he just stiffened up later in the game after taking a knock from the sending off tackle. Couldn't believe they gave Mallan the MOTM and not Mcginn, Mallan will have to share his glass bottle of Irn Bru that he won with McGinn :lol:.

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15 hours ago, Sonsteam of 08 said:

Saint Mirren :lol:

The Irn Bru Cup :lol::lol:

The New Saints of Oswestry Town :lol::lol::lol:

The Dafabet Welsh Premiership :lol::lol::lol::lol:

 

Their chairman is a complete lunatic.

They have about six fans and are the only full time Welsh team.

They'd be ruined in the English leagues which is why they'll never join.

They need that champions league money.

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21 minutes ago, irvine_buddie said:

That would be good, better than a Sunday anyway. Not ideal for Dundee U fans travelling through though.

Hopefully McGinn is fit for Ayr on Saturday because he is too good for this level, said in his interview after the game that he just stiffened up later in the game after taking a knock from the sending off tackle. Couldn't believe they gave Mallan the MOTM and not Mcginn, Mallan will have to share his glass bottle of Irn Bru that he won with McGinn :lol:.

Even the partisan Welsh commentators were effusive in their praise of McGinn. It's ridiculous that we were able to sign him in the position we're in, TBH.

 

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1 minute ago, Girth said:

Their chairman is a complete lunatic.

They have about six fans and are the only full time Welsh team.

They'd be ruined in the English leagues which is why they'll never join.

They need that champions league money.

They are very Celtic Nationy. I can see them disappearing down the plughole in ten years or so.

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7 minutes ago, Coventry Saint said:

 

Even the partisan Welsh commentators were effusive in their praise of McGinn. It's ridiculous that we were able to sign him in the position we're in, TBH.

 

The 2nd most biased commentators I've heard after Rangers TV. They weren't pretending to be neutral to be fair but the guys immediate reaction to the red card was along the lines of "WHAT?! Never a red!!" and then he seen the replay and sheepishly admitted it was a blatant red :lol:.

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14 minutes ago, irvine_buddie said:

The 2nd most biased commentators I've heard after Rangers TV. They weren't pretending to be neutral to be fair but the guys immediate reaction to the red card was along the lines of "WHAT?! Never a red!!" and then he seen the replay and sheepishly admitted it was a blatant red :lol:.

Yeah, he did that 'aw refereeee' thing... then backtracked pdq.

The game reminded me of when I used to play rugby in the mid-Wales league. They were all big and hard (kennethwilliams.jpg) so you couldn't go through them, but they were slow as f**k and tired quickly, so the best idea was to get it wide and go round them. As soon as we did that yesterday, the game was as good as over.

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TNS manager saying on their website he had no complaints over the red card and knew as soon as the tackle was made that was likely to happen. Still not the best red card Saunders has managed in Paisley though - that was a few years back when he flattened someone, got booked, then 10 minutes later flattened someone in exactly the same place with exactly the same tackle and Ritchie Brittain went off his nut at him.

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5 hours ago, Coventry Saint said:

Yeah, he did that 'aw refereeee' thing... then backtracked pdq.

The game reminded me of when I used to play rugby in the mid-Wales league. They were all big and hard (kennethwilliams.jpg) so you couldn't go through them, but they were slow as f**k and tired quickly, so the best idea was to get it wide and go round them. As soon as we did that yesterday, the game was as good as over.

the commentary was class also from this should be an easy days work for TNS playing a low lever scottish team with the best bench a welsh team has ever produced.    Roll on the second half you can tell the difference in quality here etc  And this isnt how TNS usually play etc.

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18 hours ago, Big Berk said:

This was a big game for TNS on a strange stadium. I would imagine the match would have been closer had the game been played down there.

This must be it. The team from the glorified pub league that have only managed to beat a full time team once in their history can portion some of the blame on the fact the game was played in a stadium they've never been to before.

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6 hours ago, Stu said:

TNS manager saying on their website he had no complaints over the red card and knew as soon as the tackle was made that was likely to happen. Still not the best red card Saunders has managed in Paisley though - that was a few years back when he flattened someone, got booked, then 10 minutes later flattened someone in exactly the same place with exactly the same tackle and Ritchie Brittain went off his nut at him.

That was a tremendous laugh. There must be footage of the synchronised slump that Brittain and a teammate did when Collum showed the inevitable red. 

 

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4 hours ago, flyingscot said:

That was a tremendous laugh. There must be footage of the synchronised slump that Brittain and a teammate did when Collum showed the inevitable red. 

 

Hadn't realised that at the time - looks like it's Rocco Quinn!

Got it slightly wrong, it's a similar tackle on the other side of the box. First booking is about 2:55 in.

 

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12 hours ago, Girth said:

Their chairman is a complete lunatic.

They have about six fans and are the only full time Welsh team.

They'd be ruined in the English leagues which is why they'll never join.

They need that champions league money.

They would probably be lucky to make an impact in the National League never mind League One. As you say they'll never leave the Welsh set up as the Champions League money keeps them going.

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