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  1. Spot on. We should be doing everything in our power regardless of how slim the chances are and I don't think anyone believes it will go further than an offer. St Mirren's best offer will peanuts for a club down south to afford. The offer should be left on the table until McGrath signs elsewhere as who knows what could play out in the rest of the season. The same efforts should be put into renewing McCarthy's contract, although I'm sure he is in a similar boat and will move on come the end of the season.
  2. Can’t even imagine what that figure may be given the contracts we have handed out in recent times.
  3. I see Opi-Omi woman is in court tomorrow facing up to 15,000 Euro fine and one year in jail. I guess she might be getting made an example of for scenes we see mainly on the climbs, but she was daft enough to do it on a single track flat road. Next year's Tour route is due for release this week, rumoured to include Alpe d'Huez & cobbled stage with the first 3 stages in Denmark. I think all the grand tours are starting in a foreign country next year. I follow a Pyrenees cycling accommodation page on twitter as i was hoping to go out there pre-covid times, they have a couple of videos of routes also rumoured to be included and look pretty spectacular.
  4. Definitely. Think that is about as well-written and as reasonable an article you can get about McGrath. He can go higher than Hibs & would be daft to even consider it next time around.
  5. Great win, finally. Goodwin’s subs were excellent as well - good management to take Fraser off after Aberdeen tried to hound the clown referee to get him sent off. Pathetic from Glass who spent the last 10 mins greeting about the concussion sub having had a perfect view of Bates fly through Brophy. He did that every time he got near a Saints player, he’s a terrible centre half. Last couple games our defending of set pieces has been unbelievably shoddy. At least we look like scoring now and posing a threat. It was always going to take time to get going but certainly look like we are getting there in the past 2 games.
  6. Good to see Tony Martin go out on a high especially after his crash-laden Tour in the summer. I see Astana are getting the old gang back together with Nibali & Lopez once his Movistar contract terminates next week. I was about to post likewise - couldn't think of a viable move at his price and to a team who could support his ambitions.
  7. It is impossible to put into words just how dreadful this referee is.
  8. Can only assume you have a grievance like that Killie fan, who's boy got punted from the academy, against Erhahon to explain your irrational dislike of him. Reid did well last week and probably deserved his start again yesterday. The game passed him by a bit yesterday and Goodwin made the change at the right time to bring Erhahon on. He certainly helped us change the game as we were getting battered straight after half time.
  9. We should have won that - barring a daft 15 minute spell after half time where was lost the ability to attack and Scott Allan running the game, we were comfortable. Sportscene doesn't seem to have shown it but McAllister more often than not would score the chance he had. He did the hard part as Doig let him waltz inside, instead of lashing it towards goal and ending up scuffing it he could've passed it in to the keepers right side. Hibs' keeper by the way is hopeless. That attempt at the Brophy shot was what we became used to seeing with Samson against Leigh Griffiths. The penalty incident was crazy considering the ref had wasted 5 mins lecturing everyone at the penalty spot. Joe Shaughnessy for the goal was tremendous, I think he is the best headerer of the ball Scotland has even seen. Definitely should've been our first win of the season but a lot to be positive about. We look a much better team with the 2 up front as well.
  10. In that case, McGrath will likely take the penalty.
  11. 90 minutes of booing Jack Ross for the Saints fans to enjoy. I suspect by the end of the match the rest of the stadium will be joining us. 0-1 St Mirren (Scott Allan own goal).
  12. Harkes was best player on the park before he got shifted to right back, terrible decision.
  13. That ref is comfortably the worst in Scotland. He has never been involved in a good game - ruins it at every opportunity. Dallas seems to have dropped off the face of the earth, Steven should be next. Utd should've been well ahead in the first half, we were all over the place. A lot of tidy players in midfield but all too similar. Second half we were better, instead of Utd causing us problems we caused our own.
  14. Having nullified the threat of Ronaldo etc. (Stephen Kenny will rue the decision to take McGrath off), McGrath now has to compete against diddies like Nicky Clark. What a bump back down to earth that is.
  15. He does say as open as he can be in that first quote. The issue is obviously a sensitive one, probably embarrassing for those at the club given it’s H&S related. It cost however many people attending 2/3 games but has been rectified now. We’re not going to get every little detail of the ongoings. Heck, the contracts situation I was bumping my gums about shouldn’t even be in the public domain.
  16. I don't think the issue is with the switching of contracts, it would be negligent not to re-tender every few years at least. I think the issue is with the manner in which this twitter account has alleged the club/Kibble have done so. It reads to me that these contracts (catering & stewarding) have been awarded and then are to be sub-contracted which is probably not a bad model for the club to pass on the management of the service but not if these are given to line the pockets of mates of Kibble chiefs. Why Renderworks would be awarded the refurbishment works and catering services contracts is beyond me, if that is the case. I had thought the catering within the stands was a lease agreement for the kiosks with a contractor to go about their business rather than a service agreement. This Gillespie chap setting up a company soon after becoming vice-Chairman is certainly not a good look. In any case, there is plenty SMiSA representation on the board to ensure all is carried out in the best interests of the club.
  17. It would appear he took the huff having been told not to chase, allowing Mas his more comfortable podium position. Guess his days at Movistar are numbered now, the next Carapaz to them and they’ll be out to spite him in any race when he does move on. I can see the argument for both sides but I don’t think it says much for having dual/trio leadership for grand tours instead of a dedicated leader at least as plan A.
  18. Struggling for content in the 3rd Netflix series IMO. Yesterday’s stage was tremendous viewing with the attacks from everywhere, Ineos and Bahrain mainly (until Haig was flagging later on). Today’s time trial should really be a procession for those in the top 10 barring any mechanical or bike handling disasters. Tour of Britain also starts today on ITV4 all week.
  19. I would agree. I'm not on B&W army so this is the first I have been aware of it. I'm happy to admit I voted against Kibble partnership as I saw no need for the process to accelerate and I didn't see anything pressing wrong with the club that required these additional skills they brought. I don't think the questions have been raised in the right manner but they should definitely be asked if it is jobs-for-the-boys type stuff. I think the point about this Gillespie chap setting up his own company (a month after the Kibble vote) is perhaps the most damning. It may just be a coincidence of happening when he now has an involvement in an unregulated environment. Edit: It could, of course, be that this twitter account was beaten to a contract by Renderworks and they are out to besmirch them and all involved.
  20. One of the worst statements I have had the misfortune of reading. They did to keep it error-free for the first 4 words. The same thing the onion bears have complained about in their horrendously written statements.
  21. Probably but also means we get him for at least another 5 months. His performances thus far show that he’s not downed tools despite the interest & want to move. He’s done himself no harm with his performance tonight. He’ll certainly be able to get himself better than a last-minute desperate move to Hibs.
  22. I don't think it is a bad move for all parties involved, I wouldn't have Macpherson in ahead of any of our remaining central midfielders. He has been subject to the same elevated ability Magennis & Flynn suddenly had when they were out the team and we were struggling for form.
  23. I think shit hit the fan a long time ago this season already. I don't think it is in Goodwin's nature to complain like that, we had the debacle involving Magennis this time last year which dealt Goodwin a worse hand than he has now, as we lost a player, & he got on with it then. He has been well backed again and has made obvious moves to fill the gap we currently have on the right wing. Hopefully there is a free agent out there we can pick up within the next month to assist us for the season. Jack Ross, however, is a p***k. I will take great delight in seeing it fall apart for him at Hibs.
  24. I don’t think Scott Allan fits in any Goodwin system, Goodwin would’ve likely had him on the bench the majority of the time. He wouldn’t work hard enough regardless of how talented he is. I’d have him at Saints no problem but it’s hard to see how he wouldn’t suffer a similar fate to McAllister. Andreu was a square peg in a round hole while he was here under Goodwin too. That deal would’ve been a disaster for us, they are lucky it was Jack Ross shitting the bed at the last minute. We just need to continue to keep McGrath sweet and allow him his chances to get in the Ireland squad as he is probably away come January never mind next summer and we do rely on him & Shaughnessy for goals.
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