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3 hours ago, IrishBhoy said:

Met a guy at my friends birthday party last night who claimed to be a friend of Ryan Flynn. Some of the stuff he was claiming he had been told by Flynn doesn’t paint Robinson in the best light to say the least, and if what he said has any truth behind it I wouldn’t expect to see either Flynn or Erhahon playing any sort of part in the coming season. Obviously it’s not the best source but the guy seemed genuine, and told me this unprompted after I said I supported St Mirren. 
 

Some of the stuff he did say may explain a few of the terrible performances near the end of last season, apparently Robinson is a very abrasive character and doesn’t seem to mind butting heads with the players at training, quite literally in the case of Flynn and Erhahon. 
 

 

Nothing new really, there has always been talk of Robinsons management style, abrasive is one way of putting it.

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1 minute ago, IrishBhoy said:

I agree, I don’t think Flynn would be too happy at his pal telling a St Mirren fan he had met for 30 seconds about incidents that had happened at training. As I said above I do think the stories were slightly embellished to make them sound more dramatic. He was quite specific in some of the details, but I won’t post any of that on here when ultimately its a third hand story from a guy in a pub. 

I don't believe for a second Flynn would hang about when offered another year if things were quite as bad under the Robinson regime as being mentioned.

It happens with every manager - funnily enough as soon as he left, Goodwin had the same accusations thrown at him but rather than being outright confrontational as Robinson is being accused of, the Goodwin mutterings were more of the sleekit and calculated individual variety.

I don't believe for a single second though that the 'literally butting heads' part is true. End of the day, football is still a workplace and although incidents do happen, a manager being physical with their staff in this day and age is simply not going to fly and the guilty party would not be in the workplace the next day, at best suspended pending investigation and at worst summarily dismissed.

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Just now, djchapsticks said:

I don't believe for a second Flynn would hang about when offered another year if things were quite as bad under the Robinson regime as being mentioned.

I must admit I didn’t know Flynn had just signed a contract in the summer when the guy was telling me this, and if I had I would have been asking why he decided to stay for another year under a manager that he despised. I have probably made a mistake posting it here as I wouldn’t like to think I’ve spread false information but it’s probably not that big a deal anyway. 
 

I do believe the training ground story has some sort of truth to it, as it would be a very strange thing for someone to make up, but it’s likely it’s been made to sound worse for dramatic effect. 

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Back to football for a bit….
 
looking at the squad it’s good that we have the options to play a few different ways. Last pre season Goodwin went all in with the 352 by not signing any pacey wingers.
Hard to work out which way Robinson is going to start the season, his defensive signings (Gallagher/Strain) I would say point to a 3/5 at the back with Strain seemingly more a wing back like Tanser. If we go with the expected back 3 it would leave Fraser and Tait as the back up options. But looking at the midfield and up front it points to a 433. Potentially Gogic (or A.N other DM)/Baccus/OHara with Ayunga/Brophy/Olusanya up top, with Henderson, Erahon, Kiltie, Flynn and Reid the back up midfield options and Main and Grieve up top(think Kiltie could start to be fair depending on what type of player Baccus is if Gogic doesn’t sign)
so if we are to bring 1 more in I would expect it to be Gogic or another defensive type midfielder and that could it? 
 
 

At least we have options with formations. I do worry if go 433 where likes of Kiltie fit. He was great tail end of last season when in the pocket behind the front 2.
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8 hours ago, AW saint said:

Our midfield needs a Gogic type of player to break up play. He for me would just about finish the squad. A couple of quality young loan signings and its looking good. 

Apparently Baccus is a box to box with a bit of flair

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Hello lads. Couple of boys on loan from yous announced last night any idea on what they are like. Aiden Gilmartin & Ewan thomson
Can't really say as they are on the fringes of the first team squad and have only make a brief token appearance. However our Academy is one of the best so anyone coming through it should do a good job in the Lowland League. Best of luck for the season.
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5 hours ago, IrishBhoy said:

Met a guy at my friends birthday party last night who claimed to be a friend of Ryan Flynn. Some of the stuff he was claiming he had been told by Flynn doesn’t paint Robinson in the best light to say the least, and if what he said has any truth behind it I wouldn’t expect to see either Flynn or Erhahon playing any sort of part in the coming season. Obviously it’s not the best source but the guy seemed genuine, and told me this unprompted after I said I supported St Mirren. 
 

Some of the stuff he did say may explain a few of the terrible performances near the end of last season, apparently Robinson is a very abrasive character and doesn’t seem to mind butting heads with the players at training, quite literally in the case of Flynn and Erhahon. 
 

 

Flynn played for Robinson at Oldham, then went on to play under him at the tail end of last season and after all of that has gone on to sign a new deal.

I think the guy at the party was talking pish IMHO.

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Until listening to Robinson's interview yesterday I had no idea our first friendly was tonight or the League Cup starts a week on Saturday. Feels like just the other day the season finished.

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I dunno, I've been reading this thread over the past couple of weeks and it's felt like a lifetime.

Made me genuinely LOL - well done, doesn’t happen very often!
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23 hours ago, oaksoft said:

I appreciate that I'm extreme on my views on convicted criminals and probably in a tiny minority who wants them locked away permanently for the betterment of everyone else. 😀

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Apparently Baccus is a box to box with a bit of flair
Interesting. O'Hara's said in an interview that Robbo said he is box to box. If playing 3 in the middle I can see why need high energy box to box. Need Gogic or similar I think. With the players we have options with formations, but if we went 433 I cannot see how Kiltie fits, which would be a shame as he was great in the pocket behind the strikers.
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