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Never nice to see anyone being sacked, but sometimes there are exceptions. 
Tears most definitely not required in this instance. Ross must have made millions the last couple of years just for being shit at his job. One of the oddities of football.
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I don’t think Jack Ross has suddenly become a bad manager but he definitely started to believe in his own hype. If he hadn’t jumped ship from Saints for the poison chalice job at Sunderland then maybe serving his time at this level would have stood him in good stead for progressing a promising career at the time.

I don’t care what anyone says he gave me and many other St Mirren fans two of the best seasons of recent times. The great escape and the title winning season are up there with my best memories. 
 

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38 minutes ago, glenburn bud said:

I don’t think Jack Ross has suddenly become a bad manager but he definitely started to believe in his own hype. If he hadn’t jumped ship from Saints for the poison chalice job at Sunderland then maybe serving his time at this level would have stood him in good stead for progressing a promising career at the time.

I don’t care what anyone says he gave me and many other St Mirren fans two of the best seasons of recent times. The great escape and the title winning season are up there with my best memories. 
 

On the flip side, that opportunity at Sunderland, which pretty much made him a millionaire, may not have come up again if he got Saints relegated the following season or had us fighting relegation.

I don't grudge him on that move to Sunderland and he actually didn't do that badly there. Alex Neil in his short few months was the only manager of 4(I think) who managed to get them promotion.

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43 minutes ago, glenburn bud said:

I don’t think Jack Ross has suddenly become a bad manager but he definitely started to believe in his own hype. If he hadn’t jumped ship from Saints for the poison chalice job at Sunderland then maybe serving his time at this level would have stood him in good stead for progressing a promising career at the time.

I don’t care what anyone says he gave me and many other St Mirren fans two of the best seasons of recent times. The great escape and the title winning season are up there with my best memories. 
 

Also Poor Jack will be crying all the way to the bank. 

 

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2 minutes ago, smellthepaw said:

On the flip side, that opportunity at Sunderland, which pretty much made him a millionaire, may not have come up again if he got Saints relegated the following season or had us fighting relegation.

I don't grudge him on that move to Sunderland and he actually didn't do that badly there. Alex Neil in his short few months was the only manager of 4(I think) who managed to get them promotion.

Yup. A bit like Goody sure he got the Aberdeen Job on the back of a 7 game run, but that 7 game run might never come again. 

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Did anyone actually believe that Sunderland weren’t a complete basket case of a club that would ultimately end with JR getting sacked.

He started out as a good, promising young manager and since then has lunged from one calamity to another.

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4 minutes ago, Arch Stanton said:

Home game v Sellick moved to the Sunday with 12 noon ko.

Pish.

It's a fucking joke I'm working so 1 game lost off my season ticket no thought to people who can't go who have season tickets I would have been able to go if was 3 pm kick off but 12 .

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30 minutes ago, elvis said:

It's a fucking joke I'm working so 1 game lost off my season ticket no thought to people who can't go who have season tickets I would have been able to go if was 3 pm kick off but 12 .

Unfortunately they'll catch you out with all fixtures subject to change.

Is it really surprise though? I don't think we've ever played Celtic or Rangers at home on a Saturday at 3pm in the league, Certainly not in the SPL/SPFL era to my memory.

They were also never going to have it on the Sunday at 3pm either as this isn't a telly slot for games up here. Thank the business titans who run Scottish football who negotiated us such a wonderful TV deal.

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Sympathy for Jack. The humiliation is complete.

Dundee United increasingly looking like a bit of a basketcase though. Huge financial losses posted every year with their US owner seemingly pumping £13 million into the club in the space of just 3 years. Looks ominous.

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8 hours ago, Doonhame Buddie said:

Never nice to see anyone being sacked, but sometimes there are exceptions. 

Aye the Sunderland job will have set him up for life, regardless.

He has flushed his managerial career down the toilet ever since though. F'ck um. 

Imagine if he stayed and wanted a pay rise every time his name was linked with a job. We'd have done a Oldco in no time. 

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I don't get the hate for Jack Ross. He did a very good job at St Mirren and we quite possibly wouldn't be where we are just now if it wasn't for him.

You're never far away from the sack in football management - and this might well be the end of his career at any decent level - so I don't begrudge any manager moving for a better paid job when their stock is high.

That said, his get up for his Dundee Utd photo shoot was unforgivable and he deserves pelters for it.

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The achievement of keeping us up in 2017 when it looked like we were dead and gone after picking up 4 points and no wins in 14 games will stay with me more than the championship win. It was the most mental 4 months of football since the 1999/00 season. 

9 new players, some admittedly a bit iffy, most good though, and some totally left field - he moulded them into a team high on confidence and we just started steamrolling the sides around us. It was mental.

Its all one to say we'd have bounced back like teams like Thistle always do but had that season ended the way it looked like it was going to, we'd just as possibly been in the position Falkirk find themselves now.

So aye, he's a sleekit arse but anyone trying to paper over the fact he done a quite remarkable job for us is letting their anger over his raiding of us at Sunderland and Hibs cloud their judgement.

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15 minutes ago, houston_bud said:

I don't get the hate for Jack Ross. He did a very good job at St Mirren and we quite possibly wouldn't be where we are just now if it wasn't for him.

You're never far away from the sack in football management - and this might well be the end of his career at any decent level - so I don't begrudge any manager moving for a better paid job when their stock is high.

That said, his get up for his Dundee Utd photo shoot was unforgivable and he deserves pelters for it.

I don't think any StMirren fan genuinely hates him, we would all have done the same if we were offered the Sunderland job, or any job that pays 10x your wage. Its a no brainer.

He performed a miracle with us, a stunning 18 months or so. 

It has worked out well for us since then and that's the main thing. 

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Brechin City won the playoff in that season when Jack Ross kept us up, but they've been in freefall right out of the leagues ever since.

If they'd met us in the playoff we'd have steamrollered them, and they'd probably still be in League One. So really, Ross need to take the blame for the demise of Brechin as well.

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