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Coventry Saint

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  1. Where have I failed to grasp that? Where did I refer to St Mirren in the post you quoted? Did I not, elsewhere in this thread, admit that I think we'll finish in the bottom two? I'm simply questioning the logic and the finality of what some people (including you) are saying.
  2. Not at all. On the balance of probability, I think we are going to finish in the bottom two. The season isn't over yet, though, and to claim it is, and to suggest that an upturn in form from us, or a downturn in someone else's form, is completely impossible, is patently ridiculous. To suggest that the result at the weekend was the 'nail in our coffin', and to seek plaudits based on that, was the work of a moron. The loss didn't help, nor will the suspension of Thompson. But, if anything, the creation of a sense of injustice and embattlement amongst our squad might have been just what we needed.
  3. You've got me. Football teams never get better or worse: their form always stays the same throughout any given season. Hibs were safe at Christmas last year, and remained so. No team has ever overcome a six-point gap with more than half a season to play.
  4. Aye, the six point gap to you lot is unassailable with just the 21 games left to play.
  5. This. It falls firmly into the category of 'seen em given, seen em not given' - so there's no way the league would overturn that decision. I wish we'd learn to be more cynical and cuter as a team. I mean Andy Millen, Tommy Turner cute. Thommo should have been putting every effort into either trying to score, or getting the (other) dirty c**t sent off. Other teams will wind us up and roll around - we seem to play the nice game for ages, until Goodwin, and now Thommo, snaps and lunges in or elbows someone in the chops. It's just not very fucking clever, is it? I said this about Goodwin vs DUFC at the time: why the f**k did he raise his arm when all he had to do was stand his ground and draw the foul? I dunno, I feel like we're a bunch of wee boys (not a reference to our threadbare squad) in terms of our attitude on the park. Let's not be petulant and lash out, let's frustrate the f**k out the opposition and wait for them to crack instead. It's like we're being bullied constantly, then when we crack, it's our punch that the teacher sees. Thing is, this is exactly what you want the likes of Thommo and Goodwin to bring to our young squad, but it's the full-on polar opposite of what they have been bringing.
  6. A takeover can't happen soon enough. We're going down faster than the Belgra... no, I can't do it.
  7. Surely there must have been some racist thug from St Mirren at the weekend who Celtic could invent report to take some of the heat off Tonev again?
  8. Something else that occurred to me while thinking about all this was how few of our managers have ever actually gone on the anything else of note. Maybe we really are a poisoned chalice. I certainly thought Gus and Hendrie would prove themselves elsewhere, and I'm surprised Danny Lennon hasn't picked up another gig straight away. He'd surely be a good manager at Championship level.
  9. It wasn't totally pointless. It increased the LOLZ by precisely 245% when Clyde papped Celtic out the cup.
  10. Victor and Christopher Wreh, for me. Both very bizarre signings, though in totally different ways. Or 'random', if you will.
  11. He'd be a great shout. I bloody loved him when I was covering CCFC - his sacking, to bring in Peter Reid, was a shambolic decision. I think he'd have taken Coventry back to the Premier League. Of course, he's hardly set the heather on fire at any other clubs since then, so... An article from this summer: http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/sport/football/football-news/ten-years-eric-blacks-sacking-coventry-7059265
  12. No. On balance of probability, it could tarnish his reputation with the fans, which would be no good for him or us. We need him fit and concentrating on goalscoring because I can't see who else is going to do that for us, unless the new guy works wonders with Ball (who still has potential.)
  13. Yeah, that's probably not a bad shout. Thommo may have been heard uttering the words "I'm having nothing to do with this clusterfuck." As for Thommo getting the job, I'm not saying it's not likely (ie, you've probably called it correctly), but it's probably not a great idea at this stage. He ought to be our boss when we're less, shall we say, beleaguered. It would be a lot like Shearer being asked to rescue a near-relegated Newcastle. He managed - just - to avoid tarnishing his reputation and status on Tyneside, but it was a desperate move by a desperate club, and asking Thommo to try and save us would be the same, IMO.
  14. It's not just appointments from within - we have a far, far longer track record of low-profile appointments. Right back as far as the mid-80s (and maybe longer ago), we were taking on managers from lower leagues with a point to prove. In my living memory we have never appointed a manager* who has previously managed at a 'bigger' club, or who has previously managed at a position higher in the league. * With the exception of Davie Hay (Cellic and Motherwell) and Tommy Craig (Charleroi), and they were both honking.
  15. Why the f**k does Thommo keep getting started in these games? I know we're desperate, but everybody (except Tommy) knows that the best way to bring back medium/long-term injury victims is to reintroduce them as sub. This is even more true if you're asking a guy to lead the line on his own. Either park him on the bench until he's got sharpness back, or at the very least, give him a striking partner. It's hugely selfish of TC, TBH. Fucking shocking.
  16. We had a music teacher like that: long after he retired, he just hung around the school. WHAT IF TOMMY NEVER FUCKING LEAVES?
  17. I pointed out on B&WA - while we weren't progressing hugely under Lennon, we weren't really going backwards either. We are currently going backwards faster than an Italian tank. (You're right, there were shite and worrying spells under Lennon, but this is putting those into perspective.)
  18. Yeah, improvement means f**k all if you're the one who lowered the standards in the first place.
  19. The worst aspect about this game is that it's literally impossible for the St Mirren fans to experience a win here. St Johnstone win? We lose. St Mirren win? Craig gets a stay of execution and we lose. Fucking shite state of affairs.
  20. As lovely as it'd be, surely even our board wouldn't sack the guy the day before a game, when he could easily have gone last Saturday night/Wednesday morning.
  21. I was just doing irony/joining buddie06smfc's joke. It's all Tommy Craig talks about, as if there's nowt wrong with the rest of the team/tactics.
  22. We just aren't scoring enough goals. That's basically the only problem with St Mirren FC right now.
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