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Ross county v St Mirren (w**k v Good guy)


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10 minutes ago, Forfinn said:

A number of factors, including, but not limited to:

it's a long-term project
high player turnover in the summer
pre-season disrupted by covid
tough opening fixtures
we're not getting routinely hammered
the chairman stuck his neck out on a controversial appointment

However, there's no getting away from the fact this is our worst ever start to a league campaign. Ross County managers have been sacked for much less. Unless we see a marked improvement in the next two games, hopefully that'll be an end to Mackay's sorry tenure.

Are fans staying away due to his appointment too? 

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5 minutes ago, Girth said:

Are fans staying away due to his appointment too? 

I know some people are (me included). Outside of social media, the Hearts game seemed particularly sparsely attended. I looked up the figures and it was 500 down compared to other games against them in recent seasons. I've just had a look at the St Mirren attendance and it's broadly comparable with previous seasons. Maybe a sign the hardcore support is consistent, but fewer less committed fans who would normally go to the big games are bothering. Probably too small a sample size to make such a sweeping generalisation though.

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20 minutes ago, Arch Stanton said:

I assume you mean a top-league campaign.

Nope, I mean since we joined the SFL in 1994. It's hard to imagine having had a worse start in the Highland League, but no one (to my knowledge) has checked further back.

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6 minutes ago, Forfinn said:

Nope, I mean since we joined the SFL in 1994. It's hard to imagine having had a worse start in the Highland League, but no one (to my knowledge) has checked further back.

I asked Jimmy Shaker in the HL thread a few weeks back about the start to the 86-87 season (when County finished bottom) and County were on the same points this season after 8 games, but had a far worse GD in 86-87.

 

On 08/10/2021 at 13:46, Jimmy Shaker said:

County's number from the opening months of the 1986/87 season were...

P8, W1, L7, GF 8, GA 33, Pts 3. 

Their first win of the season came in their third game, against Deveronvale at Victoria Park. Their second league win came in game 15 at Clachnacuddin, with all the other games inbetween going down as defeats. They lost to every side in the league that season at least once, with the exception of Clach who they took four (count 'em!) point off. 

P15, W2, L13, GF 15, GA 51, Pts 6.

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5 minutes ago, Sherrif John Bunnell said:

I asked Jimmy Shaker in the HL thread a few weeks back about the start to the 86-87 season (when County finished bottom) and County were on the same points this season after 8 games, but had a far worse GD in 86-87.

Interesting, thanks. They did at least win a game at the start of 86-87! But that makes this County's worst start to a league campaign in my lifetime (I was born in early 1987). Let's hope things have improved by the time we get to the 15 game mark and we don't have to start looking even further back for a comparison.

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15 hours ago, Sherrif John Bunnell said:

I asked Jimmy Shaker in the HL thread a few weeks back about the start to the 86-87 season (when County finished bottom) and County were on the same points this season after 8 games, but had a far worse GD in 86-87.

 

f**k me that is brutal.

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