Jump to content

The St. Mirren FC 2021/22 thread


Recommended Posts

It's amazing what a couple of wins can do.

As much as I was one such fan who was disappointed and worried about his terrible start, I'll admit I'm far more optimistic for next season now he's stopped the rot. I'll be even more so if we can get good results in the last two games too.

Rumoured transfers sound promising too 👍

Link to comment
Share on other sites

15 minutes ago, Buddiesaint said:

It's amazing what a couple of wins can do.

Yeah, was a good feeling around the place today.

Thought Ethan was excellent in the middle of the park and great to see the continued improvement in Main. His goal.... I've not seen many hit the back of the net with that much force. Even though it was close to the keeper he had no chance.

In Robinson's post-match interview he said Curtis will be going for an operation on Thursday so, presumably, he'll miss Pittodrie next Sunday.

Charlie Adam...... after the initial ironic applause when he was subbed it was actually quite touching to see some of the (slightly) older fans put their hands together for him. Whenever I see him I still think back fondly to how he helped deliver our last great season at Love St. Obviously I'm not the only one. Can't be too many guys still kicking about who played for us at the old place?

PS. Urminsky is an absolute monster!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I remember he scored a crucial goal against Clyde at Broadwood when the Saints went on to pip the Bully Wee to the Championship title. Hint of hand ball about it but heh ho…

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Kempes said:

I remember he scored a crucial goal against Clyde at Broadwood when the Saints went on to pip the Bully Wee to the Championship title. Hint of hand ball about it but heh ho…

Remember that one and also this last minute winner:

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It's amazing what a couple of wins can do.
As much as I was one such fan who was disappointed and worried about his terrible start, I'll admit I'm far more optimistic for next season now he's stopped the rot. I'll be even more so if we can get good results in the last two games too.
Rumoured transfers sound promising too


Yep two deserved wins and good performances overall. We are certainly better than St Johnstone and Dundee, who are the worst two teams in the league.
If we could beat someone outside the bottom two in Livi and/or Aberdeen we will go into the close season on a bit of a roll. Seventh spot would be very much on the cards if we could win on Wednesday.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Main's overall performance yesterday was water and oil from what we saw earlier in the season.

He was absolutely superb. His touch, his pace, his link up with Greive was all excellent. 

Looks like his season will be over as he's in for his scheduled ankle surgery on Thursday and you could see in the post match lap how much he was toiling to walk. A shift and a half from him.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Apparently we're after Jonah Ayunga from Morecambe.
Pacey forward like Charles-Cook at Ross County, only much taller.
In contract, but available for transfer.
Jonah Ayunga - Wikipedia
Thought I read somewhere that there are a fair few at Morecambe being made available, though under contract. Wondered if then how many we would be linked to:
Ryan Delaney - CB
Anthony O'Connor - CB
Ryan Cooney - RB
Ryan McLaughlin - RB/RWB
Connor Pye - LB
Shane McLoughlin - CM/RWB
Jonah Ayunga - RW/ST
Wes McDonald - RW/LW
Jon Obika - ST


Also players that are there and put of contract this summer:
Greg Leigh - LWB/LB
Rhys Bennett - CB
Aaron Wildig - CM
Arthur Gnahoua - LW/RW/ST
Link to comment
Share on other sites

12 hours ago, Buttocks Brown said:

Charlie Adam...... after the initial ironic applause when he was subbed it was actually quite touching to see some of the (slightly) older fans put their hands together for him. Whenever I see him I still think back fondly to how he helped deliver our last great season at Love St. Obviously I'm not the only one. Can't be too many guys still kicking about who played for us at the old place?

There was something about Adam's performance yesterday that made me feel a bit sad. The guy was a very, very good player who played at a high level for years. Yesterday he was miles off it. I described him on the match thread as being like a big lad in school who wants to take all the corners and free kicks and just smash the ball as hard as he can.

His wee altercation with Erhahon just before Main's goal summed his day up, too slow so gets beaten to the ball and had to leave a wee bit on Erhahon, then gets involved with a bit of handbags. 

If that is indicative of his performances this season then it'll surely be his last. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

16 minutes ago, houston_bud said:

There was something about Adam's performance yesterday that made me feel a bit sad. The guy was a very, very good player who played at a high level for years. Yesterday he was miles off it. I described him on the match thread as being like a big lad in school who wants to take all the corners and free kicks and just smash the ball as hard as he can.

His wee altercation with Erhahon just before Main's goal summed his day up, too slow so gets beaten to the ball and had to leave a wee bit on Erhahon, then gets involved with a bit of handbags. 

If that is indicative of his performances this season then it'll surely be his last. 

Charlie Adam retired yesterday, maybe not officially, but he’ll know himself he’s miles away from where he was and he’s turning into a laughing stock. 
 

Ridiculed all over social media last week for a shocking dive and now again this week for his pass back. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Still seen a few moments of quality that Adam has. Just after the first goal he pinged a delightful ball over Tait’s head to their left back that almost resulted in a goal, and the quality of his corners and free kicks created chances at that start of the second half. However, in open play he did get the run around from Gogic and Erhahon.
I still think he’d be one of the best players in the Championship again next year, if he fancied it. You get that extra yard in that league and his lack of fitness won’t be as exposed as it is at this level.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Father Time catching up with Charlie Adam as happens when you get to a certain age. In dead ball situations he’s still got quality but his body is telling him that he’s no longer able to maintain the required level of fitness by the look of it.

As others have said it’s a bit sad to see. His contribution to our title winning season will always be remembered. He was outstanding for us.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, houston_bud said:

There was something about Adam's performance yesterday that made me feel a bit sad. The guy was a very, very good player who played at a high level for years. Yesterday he was miles off it. I described him on the match thread as being like a big lad in school who wants to take all the corners and free kicks and just smash the ball as hard as he can.

His wee altercation with Erhahon just before Main's goal summed his day up, too slow so gets beaten to the ball and had to leave a wee bit on Erhahon, then gets involved with a bit of handbags. 

If that is indicative of his performances this season then it'll surely be his last. 

Yes, can produce the odd moment of brilliance with that left foot but, beyond that, looks off the pace and not fit enough to manage more than a hour.

Another year on his contract which was quoted as £3500 / week. Not a great situation for Dundee.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

34 minutes ago, Buttocks Brown said:

Yes, can produce the odd moment of brilliance with that left foot but, beyond that, looks off the pace and not fit enough to manage more than a hour.

Another year on his contract which was quoted as £3500 / week. Not a great situation for Dundee.

No wonder they are now cost cutting and clearing the decks with all the back room staff, if they are actually paying one guy £3.5 K a week.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Adam, at the stage of his career he’s at now, is a luxury player. He needs runners with big engines around about him to do the things he does well. When you’re in a relegation dogfight there’s no way I’d be playing him.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, Lex said:

Still seen a few moments of quality that Adam has. Just after the first goal he pinged a delightful ball over Tait’s head to their left back that almost resulted in a goal, and the quality of his corners and free kicks created chances at that start of the second half. However, in open play he did get the run around from Gogic and Erhahon.
I still think he’d be one of the best players in the Championship again next year, if he fancied it. You get that extra yard in that league and his lack of fitness won’t be as exposed as it is at this level.

Yeah, I said this on the matchday thread. If Dundee can still cover his wages, he'd be a great player to have in that league. If he wasn't on quite so much money, you'd say he'd make a great signing for someone like Partick.

I think broadly speaking, Dundee have fallen foul of two key errors: a honking appointment in McGhee, and a failure to adequately freshen up a squad that was probably flattered by those performances against Killie. We have nearly fallen foul of those in the past, only the penalties against Dundee United keeping us up in similar circumstances.

Cammy Smith will always be the poster boy of a player that skoosked the Championship but couldn't make the grade in the Prem. But he certainly won't be the last.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 hours ago, Lex said:

Still seen a few moments of quality that Adam has. Just after the first goal he pinged a delightful ball over Tait’s head to their left back that almost resulted in a goal, and the quality of his corners and free kicks created chances at that start of the second half. However, in open play he did get the run around from Gogic and Erhahon.
I still think he’d be one of the best players in the Championship again next year, if he fancied it. You get that extra yard in that league and his lack of fitness won’t be as exposed as it is at this level.

The chance for Adam to show a moment of quality yesterday was when Dundee got a free kick just outside our box, right side of goal. Perfect for a quality left footer. Adam just hit a half-arsed attempt straight into the wall, then hit the rebound with the same result. I think Charlie is one season past his sell by date as a top flight player, and unless he loses at least half a stone and finds some motivation from somewhere deep within, then would struggle in the second tier too.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Adam has had a bit of a horrendous time with injuries this season and it may well be that he is indeed finished. However, I think his performances as of late have been due to a disconnect with our current manager and the fact that we've basically relied on a 36 year old CM who was never blessed physically to run the show every single time he's on the park. I firmly believe we've ran him into the ground this season.

He's shown he can still cut it when required such as him ripping the piss out of Scott Brown and more recently Lewis Ferguson where Charlie Adam basically salvaged us a point single handedly.

He's certainly not a player to be relied on to be the only player with any creative talent in a team and he's not a player that can play multiple times a week, but he's one of the few that have pretty much delivered for us when on the pitch.

To put it into context:

Charlie Adam in the team: 23 points in 22 games.

Charlie Adam not in the team: 2 points in 11 games (scoring only 5 goals in that time).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Ludo*1 said:

Adam has had a bit of a horrendous time with injuries this season and it may well be that he is indeed finished. However, I think his performances as of late have been due to a disconnect with our current manager and the fact that we've basically relied on a 36 year old CM who was never blessed physically to run the show every single time he's on the park. I firmly believe we've ran him into the ground this season.

He's shown he can still cut it when required such as him ripping the piss out of Scott Brown and more recently Lewis Ferguson where Charlie Adam basically salvaged us a point single handedly.

He's certainly not a player to be relied on to be the only player with any creative talent in a team and he's not a player that can play multiple times a week, but he's one of the few that have pretty much delivered for us when on the pitch.

To put it into context:

Charlie Adam in the team: 23 points in 22 games.

Charlie Adam not in the team: 2 points in 11 games (scoring only 5 goals in that time).

Is it not also the case that Adam's wages are largely subsidised by a sponsor (or a couple of sponsors) so that side of things doesn't really make any difference to the club?

Link to comment
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...
×
×
  • Create New...