Jump to content
djchapsticks

The St. Mirren FC 2020/21 Top Four/Six Party Thread

Recommended Posts

8 hours ago, aldo_j said:

Dreyer split fans. Some saw him as being involved in a lot of goals when he played, others didn’t think he ran about enough. It’s the typical Scottish fan split...

We could definitely do with a player like him just now. Knew how to create a chance or two.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Took Dreyer a wee while to get going - perhaps understandably - but he was really coming onto his game just as he got injured.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He was great for picking up the ball and driving into dangerous areas with it. Defences at this level really struggle with that. I'd say the closest we have right now is Flynn, though he's not quite the same. McGrath should be doing it but maybe hasn't got the right movement around him to give him options/create space.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, Coventry Saint said:

He was great for picking up the ball and driving into dangerous areas with it. Defences at this level really struggle with that. I'd say the closest we have right now is Flynn, though he's not quite the same. McGrath should be doing it but maybe hasn't got the right movement around him to give him options/create space.

McGrath has no-one to work with. Foley and Erhahon sit too deep and the wide players are too wide and deep. We are set up for defence unfortunately.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know statistics tend to skew things slightly but McGrath is one of the most fouled players in the league (i think he's 7th in the listings) with over 90% of them in the final third. so, it shows he's at least getting into dangerous areas and drawing fouls to get us up the park.

NB is right though, nobody ever gets near him which isolates him and is counterproductive to his playing style. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Goodwin in PDE today saying that we're trying to get some defensive cover in before the deadline on Monday.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, FTOF said:

Goodwin in PDE today saying that we're trying to get some defensive cover in before the deadline on Monday.

And he’s going to be more attacking. At least he’s taken a bit of responsibility for performances.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He also refers to Dylan Connolly not being available - he mentions it as if it's already been a thing, and not just brand new information. I wonder if he's either lacking fitness or carrying a knock as well.

This passage made me smile, though - he includes the out-of-form Sam Foley as a 'missing' player. Which, to be fair, he has been. At least know Goodwin is seeing what we're seeing, to some extent.

image.png.21bbefe6a1977032ece83eaff430b726.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I believe Connolly missed pre-season work so is still catching up. However McAllister has been unfit most of his career and still gets a start so there should be no difference in selection criteria.

We should play Connolly from the off and replace him when he tires. Maybe then we can by then be defending a 1 goal lead instead of bringing him on with 10 mins to go and chasing a deficit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No harm to Killie and wish their players a speedy recovery. There is a meeting just now to see if their game goes ahead.  Our club was told you have 11 fit players the game goes on. That's not too difficult to understand.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, ZingaliMan said:

No harm to Killie and wish their players a speedy recovery. There is a meeting just now to see if their game goes ahead.  Our club was told you have 11 fit players the game goes on. That's not too difficult to understand.  

Their entire squad has been told yo self isolate for 14 days. Tonight's game is off, they also have 2 League Cup games within that period.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Arch Stanton said:

Their entire squad has been told yo self isolate for 14 days. Tonight's game is off, they also have 2 League Cup games within that period.

Then play youths.

I agree that the game *should* be off but unfortunately that is the precedent that was set 3 weeks ago.

That is now 4 teams that have had a covid related incident this season....3 of said 4 have had games postponed and the other - us-  were forced to play, without a keeper if need be.

I'd like to see the club come out and actually question the decision making process in play here but undoubtedly, we'll say nothing and roll over as per.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, djchapsticks said:

Then play youths.

I agree that the game *should* be off but unfortunately that is the precedent that was set 3 weeks ago.

That is now 4 teams that have had a covid related incident this season....3 of said 4 have had games postponed and the other - us-  were forced to play, without a keeper if need be.

I'd like to see the club come out and actually question the decision making process in play here but undoubtedly, we'll say nothing and roll over as per.

Why was our squad not told to isolate.  Total bullshit. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Why was our squad not told to isolate.  Total bullshit. 
I'm assuming the goalkeepers trained separately/didn't come into contact with the squad.

I can see why some Saints fans are pissed off but it's a different scenario imo.



Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, sergie's no1 fan said:

I'm assuming the goalkeepers trained separately/didn't come into contact with the squad.

I can see why some Saints fans are pissed off but it's a different scenario imo.


 

Sorry dont agree do you think players dont mix even close chatting. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



When the green pound comes a-knockin’, there’s very few who can resist its allure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One of the St Mirren posters on here said it was happening and called it a few weeks back. Interested to see how he does, JR clearly rates him. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Use the Magennis money to bring back Isma.

You know it makes sense.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, HibsFan said:

 

 


When the green pound comes a-knockin’, there’s very few who can resist its allure.

 

FFS. I've no issue with the boy going. I've no issue with Jack Ross trying to get him. I've no issue with us knocking offers back. I've no issue with Hibs.

BUT: we knocked offers back, then spent the week giving interviews saying how it was the right decision and he was integral to our squad and he was the missing bit for this season... and THEN we sell him. That's fucking rank, TBH.

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Zing. said:

One of the St Mirren posters on here said it was happening and called it a few weeks back. Interested to see how he does, JR clearly rates him. 

He's a good player. A wee bit underrated to be honest. Can see him doing well at Hibs, and Ross really likes him. He broke into the team under Ross and has been an ever present (when fit). 

The main worries are the injuries. He's had a lot for a player that young.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...