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  1. Football will be back when it's safe to be back but the clubs might not. Might not make a huge amount of difference but would suggest now is the time to buy that shirt from the club shop. Take that £25 you were going to spend today and subscribe to your teams TV channel. Go and have a meal at the restaurant.
  2. OK, appreciate some of your points and would ask what it would take for you and your pals to come to home games as well. What could they do to make it a better experience? I agree there is a lack of imagination sometimes when it comes to the wider match day experience, perhaps some sort of beer tent and live music etc (not great when its freezing outside and I would imagine licencing and police may be a stopper). Would that make you go? I don't think Saints have got the clout to build pubs nearby. Ticket prices are fairly similar to most other Premiership grounds (cheaper than most). Cold and grey behind the turnstyle? Think we use the same concrete as most other grounds too? Would some plaster board and paint change your mind? Just saying its shite so I'm not interested is the kind of rationale you get from Old Firm fans towards the rest of us or English fans talking about the Scottish game.
  3. Exactly, and I would also put very little stock in "the player said publicly he wanted to stay at the club" - when was the last time you heard a player saying openly "I dont want to be here" or "I am keen to move to where I can get the most money". Again, the club can only really start offering contract extensions when the income for the next season is reasonably secure. You only have to look at the situation ICT are in right now to see why clubs in the lower half of the Premiership can't risk handing our long contracts to their higher earning players when relegation is a constant threat.
  4. If he does go this window you can almost guarantee it will be for 'Undisclosed Fee' and we will be left speculating what is was. I can't see us letting him go because neither Hearts or Aberdeen are likely to offer more than a 5 figure sum - however there might be a decision to make if we were offered the chance to sell him cheaply but with a sell-on clause included.
  5. Situation become even shitier when you consider than we cant really make a competitive offer to extend contracts until we are certain what division we'll be in next year. Happy to be corrected if wrong but I think most of our expiring contracts only ever get renegotiated once either in the Top 6 or confirmed safe from relegation.
  6. Not a member of the "get two up front ffs" brigade but reckon with St Mirrens defensive issues this would be the weekend to start any two of May/Hendry/Kane up front to work their centre halves.
  7. Great point in the end but still hugely frustrating to watch. Fairly easy game plan of "let Wallace Duffy have the ball" works every time. The only positive in the first half was Kennedy up against Logan, as soon as Logan was booked the aim should've been to exploit that. It was over 15 mins into the second half before we got the ball to Kennedy again.
  8. Yeah, it's been at least 5 years since we sorted out all the mens health issues it was meant to raise awareness for.
  9. They should both get together and celebrate 35 iar and realise that its a over generation since 'who wins the title' means anything to anyone but themselves and their media.
  10. From a defensive point of view I'm not convinced there is a problem with the formation. For most of the goals we've conceded (admittedly not seen live) the formation wouldn't have made any difference . Motherwell - Ralston gives up marking the second ball. Killie we get caught on the break and fail to clear when we had the chance, same with Rangers first and second. Aberdeen was just 30 seconds of professionals on both sides completely forgetting how to play football until it lands at Hedges feet and I'm not going to bother picking over Celtic. What we really need is a bit of discipline and concentration. And maybe a bit of luck. Lets be hard to beat for a couple of games and hope that the quality we have upfront clicks.
  11. I think the kind of players we are looking at and the budget we have means we'll always be waiting until late in the window to get business done. Like it or lump it Saints are unlikely to be the number one choice for any player or agent so to get players in early they need to be pretty desperate for a club, either coming from down the leagues and looking for a step up or someone out of favour or form that just wants stability fast. I would imagine that for an old school business man like Brown as well the idea of paying the agents to make things happen is pretty galling and we may be being left behind a little compare to other clubs by having some principles here.
  12. That is true. It's on games like Saturday where we really miss the Steve Maclean - someone who can shield the ball, win a foul and take the pressure off for a minute or two and I would argue we have never replaced Millar or Morris before him at the base of midfield. Having said all that for a bit of perspective I look at the squads of St Mirren, Hamilton, Ross County and Livingston and I cant find anyone in their squads I would take who would be an automatic starter with us. Maybe Pittman or Jacobs from Livvy at a push? I'm as disappointed with the summer as the next guy but I would rather wait and see who is left once the English windows shut than throw a 3-year deal to a top earner that has scored 15 times in 5 years.
  13. Don't get the clamour for a striker to take up all the budget. A front 3 of O'Halloran, Kennedy, Wright is comparable with almost any team outside the top 2 and the much maligned Kane/McMillan/Hendry are more than capable of 10-15 goals between them as cover. Hendry scored the number of goals as May last season from a third of the appearances! Would much rather take the May money and buy a half decent passer of the ball in midfield (Someone who can put his foot on the ball and exploit the pace and movement of the front 3). Unfortunely I dont think Craig, Swanson, Davidson or Maclean(yet) have got that in them.
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