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  1. The St. Mirren FC 2018/19 Thread

    Can't believe Eckersley is on his way out. He strolled through most games last season. It suggests that Stubbs has high standards, but I hope he's confident in the replacements he's got lined up. The Kpekawa is a left back but according to Wikipedia hasn't played many games in his career.
  2. The St. Mirren FC 2018/19 Thread

    I'm not a fan of colt teams in the tournament, but if the offer is there for us we should take advantage of it. If we beat Kilmarnock's colt team and get a draw against someone decent then it will be a good experience for the younger players. I actually quite like the Irn Bru Cup, 2006 and 2017 finals were both great days out. I also think the addition of Welsh/NI teams has been alright.
  3. The St. Mirren FC 2018/19 Thread

    Excellent news about Magennis. Really looking forward to seeing him in the Premiership, he's definitely ready to make a step up.
  4. The St. Mirren FC 2018/19 Thread

    I'm a bit disappointed that Reilly is away, did us a good turn last year and I think he deserved a chance in the Premiership. I'm assuming Stubbs has a couple of strikers lined up as it seems strange to withdraw the contract offer without having seen the guy. I wouldn't be surprised to see him turn up at maybe Livingston or Hamilton. Good luck to the guy anyway, hopefully he doesn't put us to the sword at some point.
  5. I'd love to see it happen, it would be exciting - at least until the season started! However I still don't believe that there's any truth in it. I can't believe that Guti is considering relocating to Scotland for c. £70k a year.
  6. The St. Mirren FC 2018/19 Thread

    I agree about Hopkin. I actually think he'd be the best of all the names mentioned. Livingston might not have always been pretty but that was the squad he had, who says with a different group of players he would play the same.
  7. The St. Mirren FC 2018/19 Thread

    Lambert did alright at Blackburn considering the state the club were in, the fans liked him and wanted him to stay. When he left everyone expected he did it to get the Celtic job, before he moved on to Wolves. I can't see him taking the St. Mirren job to be honest, so it's a bit of a moot point but over the piece he's been a decent enough manager.
  8. The St. Mirren FC 2018/19 Thread

    Decent shot stopper, played his part in our revival and I'd have been happy enough to see him stay. I assume he'd be your number 2? I don't think he's played much this year. His personal situation probably contributed to his lack of games though.
  9. The St. Mirren FC 2018/19 Thread

    He was called up more than once, and also when he was at Kilmarnock. But maybe those three seasons are the exception, maybe he just fits in well at St. Mirren. Some players perform better at certain clubs. He was very capable last season for us as well. I don't think anyone is saying that Samson is the best we could possibly hope for, but he's performed well for St. Mirren in two separate spells and deserves credit for that. If he spends next season on the bench because the new manager signs a better keeper then I'd be happy with that. Equally I think there are areas we need to strengthen before looking at a new keeper. So far we've lost Morgan, and Davis who were two of our best players. It's also looking increasingly unlikely that Reilly will be back, and Magennis could end up at Sunderland. Up front, centre mid, and centre half all need immediate attention from the new manager.
  10. The St. Mirren FC 2018/19 Thread

    Apart from the 3 seasons he was with us when he was called up to the Scotland squad and picked up a League Cup winners medal.
  11. The St. Mirren FC 2018/19 Thread

    I like Samson, been a good servant to St. Mirren and generally performed well. The odd error now and again, but if he didn't have that he wouldn't be playing for us. Would you swap him for any other keeper in the Championship? I don't think I would.
  12. The St. Mirren FC 2018/19 Thread

    I'd be more comfortable with that now we've signed Paul McGinn. Everyone knows St. Mirren must have at least one McGinn in the squad or the world will implode. In all seriousness McGinn could do okay in League 1, but I reckon Ross will be looking to sign players he thinks will do well beyond that. Magennis possibly as he has got better and better with each passing week. I'd be surprised if he took many, if any, players from St. Mirren
  13. The St. Mirren FC 2018/19 Thread

    Hendrie, Coughlin, MacPherson, Lennon, Craig, Murray, Rae. Hendrie, MacPherson, and Lennon all had successes. Murray was seen as a good appointment at the time. Until Tommy Craig, Gilmour actually appointed pretty well.
  14. The St. Mirren FC 2018/19 Thread

    There's no evidence he's desperate. The evidence would actually suggest otherwise.
  15. The St. Mirren FC 2018/19 Thread

    It's totally unrealistic to expect that Ross states he won't talk to any other clubs for a period of time. I doubt there is anyone on this forum who would pledge to their employer that they wouldn't go for another job if said job was going to drastically increase your current salary. It might be an inconvenience for St. Mirren but the guy first and foremost needs to look after himself and his family. I also trust Ross to be professional enough that the team would still be prepared for games, if we're not and we're getting regularly pumped then there won't be many clubs in for him. So unless we're advocating sacking Ross because he's talking to other clubs, then we'll just need to accept it.