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Coventry Saint

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  1. 13 hours ago, Pull My Strings said:

     we also didn't take any thumpings. 

    I would have sworn Courts was in charge when we won 5-1 at your place, but right enough it was Mellon.

    Mad that that was 18 months ago and you're onto your fourth manager since then. Obviously not your fault Courts left, but you're gonna have quite the predicament if Fox can't get a tune out of what is still a decent looking squad. If you're into February and the football's shite and you're still bottom, do you give this one time or twist again?

  2. 4 hours ago, Coventry Saint said:

    Neither Saints player in the Australia squad for the NZ game. Guess we've got to assume they're on the periphery. Greive on the bench for the Kiwis.

    Was going to watch while I worked but probably won't bother now.

    Just realised I posted this on the wrong thread. Though, to be fair, it's pretty much our thread anyway, what with that reduced Celtic allocation.

  3. Thinking more about the allocation issue: we've all seen the pictures of the obviously Celtic fans in the away end and, to a degree, I'm comfortable with that. If they want to pay us money and sit on their hands for 90 minutes, then fine.

    The main things for me are that a) we're not relocating our own fans and b) we've nipped the 'two away ends' thing in the bud. The fans who've 'snuck in' are largely quiet/non-vocal and that's the real difference. The on-par attendance confirmed we've not missed out: more of our own fans in the place, and a smattering of silenced Celtic fans. While we're working on building our own fan base, this seems like an ok compromise.

  4. 24 minutes ago, wastecoatwilly said:

    Livingston have no problem in giving Celtic 3 stands and also get results doing it.
    For me locking fans out of grounds isn't the answer M8.

    I know you've seen the numbers so at this point you're just railing against St Mirren making the matchday experience as positive as possible for its own fans. 

    I realise that it's tough to hear that we don't want your money, and we've acted to reduce your numbers, and that we as a club wholly believe it's been a positive step, but it's all true.

    The fact we've just beaten you at home for the first time in 12 years... Maybe it's a coincidence, maybe not. But we can't hope to consistently match you on the park, so we seek small advantages where we can. Whether that's letting our fans keep their usual seats, or Curtis Main ripping the piss for several minutes near the corner flag, we'll take what we can get.

    If you honestly still can't see why this has all been utterly perfect for St Mirren FC then you're either being disingenuous or you're just hard of comprehension.

  5. 3 minutes ago, Paxo said:

    Great result for St Mirren and hopefully the attendance puts to bed, once and for all, the myth that handing as much of your stadium as possible over to the old firm away support has any benefit whatsoever.

    Honestly, this is the real story here. Absolutely magnificent from the club, and as other have pointed out, the attendance was virtually the same as when they had two stands.

  6. I think the difficulty guys in these positions have is that it's quite difficult to attribute specific success to them.

    Gus was our DoF, and was brought in to ensure the lack of continuity we saw from Jack Ross (stopped caring) to Stubbs (clueless fud). He came in and suddenly we did some mad stuff in the transfer market. A few were wide of the mark, but we also had Hladky, Popsecu, Muzek, Ferdinand and Hammill, plus some others. We eventually got some points on the board and survived thanks to the Funsters doing what the do best.

    But Kearney sort of took the credit for the turnaround, Gus looked miserable, and then he was bagged fairly soon after Jim Goodwin took over. Presumably because his Irish network wasn't up to scratch.

    My point is, we still don't really know if Gus was a success or not. Rumours persisted that he didn't have a hand in the eastern European guys arriving, for example.

    My suspicion is that he could still do a good job in this kind of role, but with the caveat that I said the same to Morton fans when they appointed him.

  7. 28 minutes ago, Lex said:

     


    42 points gets you top six, so to be on course for that would be 14 points after 11 games.
    It’s been a very kind opening set of fixtures, I don’t think any other team in the league has avoided all of last seasons top three up to this point. We’re level on points with Livi, who have already played two of last seasons top three for example.
    I’d say three wins and three defeats is about par from those league games we’ve played.
    We will have a much better idea of how it’s actually going in the next few weeks after we’ve played everyone.

     

    We're better off than it looked like we might be after two games, mind. I posted on here about the need to get 11 points after first round to be on par for survival, and at that point I was struggling to see where those points might come from. We've had a decent uptick in performances albeit with a very disappointing result on Saturday. I'm certainly no longer especially concerned.

  8. That was a proper cigars-out transfer window. Absolutely outstanding business and held onto basically everyone we'd want to, aside from probably Alnwick (though Carson is clearly more than decent).

    Almost every incoming player is also a pler, with jury only out on Olysanya still. Seriously, while the dealings aren't as flashy as the historic summer of 2011, I cant remember a summer of such undiluted quality coming into the club.

    I saw someone rating Callum Davidson's permanent transfers on the Fakes thread. There were six that were ranked as successes. Robinson has just brought in Carson, Gogic, Gallagher, Strain, Baccus, O'Hara and Ayunga. There's seven already. What a hit rate.

     

    Such a shame we're ~£10m in debt and going bust imminently as this season was looking promising.

  9. 8 minutes ago, McG said:

    Kiltie is allowed to leave, both Kilmarnock and st Johnstone are trying to get him on loan before the window closes tonight.

    Cant believe Robinson is allowing it.

    Yeah, not happy about this. He's still a pretty young player and he has a lot to offer. I guess game time is going to be limited so maybe the player is pushing for it. But I'd be trying to keep him; certainly not letting him go to a rival.

  10. 1 hour ago, Billy Jean King said:

    Interesting that there is zero Kiltie chat on the Livvi thread. Having said that there is zero chat on that thread in the last 12 hours but I would have thought had it been serious there might have been a few posts on the subject.

    All their fans are just in a whatsapp group so they mainly chat in there.

  11. I still reckon Dylan Reid will be away. He's probably seventh choice for one of the middle three slots after O'Hara, Baccus, Gogic, Erhahon, Kiltie & Flynn. He can't afford to be sitting about for another season.

    I also wonder if Jay Henderson will go out on loan. Real shame but can't see him getting any minutes in a 3-5-2. Sadly, same goes for Fraser Taylor. It's annoying because we all want young players to get game time but the stakes are always so high. You couldn't have dropped someone into the game on Saturday, for example .

     

    As for incoming players, I'm happy to run with what we've got so won't be too upset if nothing else happens.

     

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