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  1. I hold no truck with starting the game thread again, after all I would like to think that my creation of the Dumbarton game thread led to our glorious 5-0 drubbing of them. A little at least, I don't want to take all the credit. Any St Mirren fan of a certain vintage will generally get a cold shiver down their spine when you mention a trip up to the Highland capital, and it's not in remembrance of the bitter wind that can cut through the stadium. To say we have a fairly poor record up there is an understatement. "Yes, but Monk," you say, "we beat them up there just back in November". And you'd be right to point that out, but our previous victory up North came on boxing day.... just over 7 years ago! Sure, we've not always been in the same league, but for many a season it was entirely customary to go up there, and either take a 1 goal loss or maybe sneak a draw - winning wasn't on the cards, and for certain managers who will remain nameless it was considerably more than a 1 goal loss. So.. a home win then? Well let's not be too hasty, we have beaten them 3 times so far (insert the old joke of one more and we get to keep them), including that victory up there in November. We are clearly flying high, and while Inverness are slowly turning the corner they looked utterly awful in the cup final and by all reports in most league game absolutely no cutting edge up front. The flip side to this is that they did win the Challenge Cup (although I feel win is being a bit generous, more a case of tried worse than Dumbarton to lose it), they also hilariously dealt with United the other night, so we have to be a little careful. That said, I would be expecting a win, but wouldn't be disappointed at all with a draw. Again like the Dumbarton game, and I'll mention it for completeness, even if we lost it would make no difference to the title race. Again though, as with our previous meetings this season I do think we'll win. I wonder what wee robbo's post match comments will be like? A claim that despite contrary evidence Inverness were the better side? Perhaps he'll claim that they won on corners - I believe that's a bit of a classic. Maybe he'll just congratulate a team clearly on the way to officially being crowned league champions?