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Good decade/bad decade 
Good
St Johnstone - Obviously
Celtic - Three treble trebles and won every title since 2011. Good for these c***s.
Hibs - A lot of absolute dross, but 2016 obviously means it’s been a good decade for them
Hearts - see Hibs, replace with 2012
Kilmarnock - Started poorly, but won a trophy, and had some resurgence towards the end. 
St Mirren - been generally brutal, but won a trophy. Probably scrape good. 
 
Livingston - Flying high, doing better than they could have realistically expected at the start of the decade. Got to be good on the whole. 
 
Aberdeen - a lot of frustration here that they never fully capitalised on a good period and only have one trophy to show for it, and a diddy one at that, but got to be overall pleased. 
 
Motherwell - cup final losses have to hurt, and no trophy, but a second place finish and plenty of European trips. Overall positive I’d say.
Ross County - won a trophy, got to a Scottish cup final, bought St Johnstone a bus. Cracking decade here.
Hamilton - still trophy virgins, but spent the majority of the decade at the top table, while annoying plenty of ‘big’ clubs along the way. Mugged Jason Cummings right off. Solid if unspectacular. Good decade. 
 
Bad decade 
Rangers* - Died. Got battered all over Hampden by the Hibs. Please see the banter years thread for further details. 
 
 
Any arguments? 
I'd say StMirren's decade has been better than scraping good.

Spent most of it in the top flight.

Won a cup, beating Aberdeen away, Celtic & Hearts at Hampden.

Produced some excellent young players that have went on to play for Scotland.

Breaking our highest transfer fee recieved record.

Fucking the Old Firm.

Compare that to clubs similar size/stature to us like Falkirk, Dunfermline, Dundee, Partick, they'd all pump their own maws for a decade like ours (particularly the Dundee fans).

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13 minutes ago, sergie's no1 fan said:

I'd say StMirren's decade has been better than scraping good.

Spent most of it in the top flight.

Won a cup, beating Aberdeen away, Celtic & Hearts at Hampden.

Produced some excellent young players that have went on to play for Scotland.

Breaking our highest transfer fee recieved record.

Fucking the Old Firm.

Compare that to clubs similar size/stature to us like Falkirk, Dunfermline, Dundee, Partick, they'd all pump their own maws for a decade like ours (particularly the Dundee fans).
 

True, scrape the wrong word, and obviously compared to dross like Falkirk and Dundee you’ve had a cracking decade.
 

Probably should have said that the cup win has made it a good decade, without that a highest place of 8th and having been flirting with relegation to the seaside leagues it’d probably go down as a bad one.
 

A cup win obviously makes that all irrelevant though. 

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True, scrape the wrong word, and obviously compared to dross like Falkirk and Dundee you’ve had a cracking decade.
 
Probably should have said that the cup win has made it a good decade, without that a highest place of 8th and having been flirting with relegation to the seaside leagues it’d probably go down as a bad one.
 
A cup win obviously makes that all irrelevant though. 
A cup win makes any decade special ha. Who knows we might never see our teams do it again.

Ironically the relegation threatened season turned into one of our all time favourite seasons, what a rollercoaster that was and to go on to smash the league the season after was spectacular.

We haven't really done much in the top flight since the 80's, so just being in it is good enough for me, many would disagree though. We should be challenging to get into the top 6 but I don't like how that is seen as some sort of achievement nowadays. It didn't do Thistle any good but I'd love to see us become stabilised like Killie or Motherwell, even yourselves and not have to worry about relegation every season. Every club is only 1 bad transfer window away from a cluster f**k of trouble, really fine margins at this level.

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A cup win makes any decade special ha. Who knows we might never see our teams do it again.

Ironically the relegation threatened season turned into one of our all time favourite seasons, what a rollercoaster that was and to go on to smash the league the season after was spectacular.

We haven't really done much in the top flight since the 80's, so just being in it is good enough for me, many would disagree though. We should be challenging to get into the top 6 but I don't like how that is seen as some sort of achievement nowadays. It didn't do Thistle any good but I'd love to see us become stabilised like Killie or Motherwell, even yourselves and not have to worry about relegation every season. Every club is only 1 bad transfer window away from a cluster f**k of trouble, really fine margins at this level.

That last sentence!

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1. League cup win v Hearts

2. Bitchslappin Celtic 4 nil

3.Semi win v Celtic on the way to winning the league cup.

4.Winning last seasons play off final v Dundee Utd

5. 2-1 win v Rangers on Xmas eve. 

6. Billy Mehmets winner v Hearts in 2010 league cup semi.

7.  Championship win and beating Morton on trophy day.

8.  Rory Loy’s equaliser v Hibs to avoid the play offs into league one.

9. Beating Morton 4-1 at Cappielow on the night they thought they were going to relegate us. 

10. 4-1 v Dundee Utd on Boxing Day (Goodie smashed Armstrong) 

 

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Being with 43000 Dandies at the League Cup final was special realising there probably has never been as many at one game before and we would unlikely see as many at a match again.
However I preferred the semi final against the Saints for the actual match and atmosphere.

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Being with 43000 Dandies at the League Cup final was special realising there probably has never been as many at one game before and we would unlikely see as many at a match again.
However I preferred the semi final against the Saints for the actual match and atmosphere.
I lived just under a mile from Tynecastle and that day was the noisiest I ever heard it.

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I was in the ground quite early that day and the wall of noise when the Aberdeen players came out to warm up was incredible. I knew at that point we were beaten. When their end was filled up and in full voice as the teams came out, it was like nothing else I've heard in a ground. 

That atmosphere at the three semi-finals I've been to at Tynecastle was the sort of thing that draws you in to football in the first place but it's worked against Saints every time. Of course, the alternative would be folk ratting round Hampden...

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I was in the ground quite early that day and the wall of noise when the Aberdeen players came out to warm up was incredible. I knew at that point we were beaten. When their end was filled up and in full voice as the teams came out, it was like nothing else I've heard in a ground. 
That atmosphere at the three semi-finals I've been to at Tynecastle was the sort of thing that draws you in to football in the first place but it's worked against Saints every time. Of course, the alternative would be folk ratting round Hampden...

I hadn’t been to see the Dons much for a few years prior to the Tynecastle game. My boys had chosen the Pars to follow so I end up at East End Park more often than not nowadays.
But the atmosphere at that game was probably better than any game I had been to during the ‘glory years’ when I followed the Dandies in my youth.
I agree that the atmosphere of a full Tynecastle knocks spots off the same crowd in Hampden. EG Vs Morton a few years later.

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Saints actually played pretty decent until about 3-0, Aberdeen just scored every time they went up the park. Think I left at 3, not that sure, probably erased it from my memory. 

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Saints actually played pretty decent until about 3-0, Aberdeen just scored every time they went up the park. Think I left at 3, not that sure, probably erased it from my memory. 

I wasn’t confident till we were 4 up.
I actually thought that Aberdeen played better in the Scottish Cup semi later in the season but we all know how that finished.

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On 22/12/2019 at 23:18, Andy_K_97 said:

I have a few but for me it's a toss-up between the 2012 League Cup win and May 2019 beating the orcs to finish third. I'll probably go for the cup win on the basis that it was our 6th time lucky in the final of the competition and it was a culmination of beating our local rivals in the semi on the way to the final and truly earning the cup by beating the best team in the country. In a cup you need luck in every game and as well as having luck in the final we also matched and ultimately bettered them. Genuinely one of the most entertaining games I've been to, and the night out afterwards might never be topped. Going to uni early the next morning is an experience I try to forget though... Absolutely worth it, a day I'll never forget as long as I'm alive. 

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Just a shame about the tragedy that happened right after full time 😞

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12 hours ago, Dunfermline Don said:

However I preferred the semi final against the Saints for the actual match and atmosphere.

At 4-0 I should have probably left long before– but I stayed to the end because of that atmosphere. It's what football is about, win our lose.

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