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  1. Dundee United V St Mirren

    But would we want to be promoted if we do not improve on our present level? I agree that we could be promoted with this present team (because there is no clear leader of the pack at present), but we would require a significant step up in performance to survive in the top league if we were to gain promotion. Considering where we were in the Championship this time last year, our management team can be relied upon to achieve that!
  2. Dundee United V St Mirren

    The season still has a long way to go, but at this stage we are just falling short of where we need to be to be able to survive in the Premiership (if we were to get there). If we get a windfall from the sell-on clause for John McGinn (if he goes in January) and are able to hold on to Morgan for the rest of the season, we should direct any transfer money into strengthening in all areas of our team in January. Otherwise, another season in the Championship would not be the end of the world.
  3. St Mirren V Morton 28th Oct

    What is more satisfying/enjoyable - struggling to stay at the top of the Championship or struggling to avoid relegation from the Premiership?
  4. St Mirren V Morton 28th Oct

    Says a lot about this league when the team which has dropped 4 points in the last 2 matches is still sitting 2 points clear at the top.
  5. Falkirk v St Mirren Championship 21/10/17

    We are now starting to develop a level of consistency befitting a championship winning team. What is there not to be happy with?
  6. Falkirk v St Mirren Championship 21/10/17

    Strong looking team - we should get 3 points - then again we are St Mirren - so don’t expect us to do this the easy way!
  7. Lewis Morgan

    Followed closely by Liam Smith. Scotland's tactics in the first half were to blame for England's domination. Any team that sit back like that can only expect one result. Morgan was reduced to bit-defender in the first half but once Scotland started feeding him in an attacking position in the second half, England were forced to change personnel and formation in an attempt to close him down. He was one Scottish player who would not have looked out of place in the England team. The much lauded Calvert-Lewin had a big impact on the game but only because he got the supply that Lewis lacked.
  8. St Mirren V Brechin City 30th September

    "They say the mark of champions is to win when not at your best, but quite what it says about St Mirren – who managed to go back to the top of the Championship whilst at times being nothing short of dreadful – remains to be seen." - extract from the Scotsman. We certainly can't argue that we have lacked a rub of the green this season - even several of the games that we have won comfortably in the end, were only after we should have been dead and buried by the opposition. If we are going to win the league we will have to improve significantly - especially in defence. However, injuries have been unkind to us so far this season, and we are after all still sitting top of the table as we go into the international break. What a pleasant change from last season!
  9. St Mirren Targets for the Season

    "They say the mark of champions is to win when not at your best, but quite what it says about St Mirren – who managed to go back to the top of the Championship whilst at times being nothing short of dreadful – remains to be seen." - extract from the Scotsman. We certainly can't argue that we have lacked a rub of the green this season - even several of the games that we have won comfortably in the end, were only after we should have been dead and buried by the opposition. If we are going to win the league we will have to improve significantly - especially in defence. However, injuries have been unkind to us so far this season, and we are after all still sitting top of the table as we go into the international break. What a pleasant change from last season!
  10. A comfortable win in the end but ICT had 6 really good scoring chances in the second half before we started to dominate. If Lewis Morgan plays like this through to December he will be gone by January for £2M+. Enjoy him while you can.
  11. Misery Guts V Happy Clappers

    Whether we are 'happy clappers' or 'misery guts' we have to face up to the reality of our non-existent defence. Even against Falkirk (which turned out to be a 'happy clap' day) we should have been at least 3 goals down before Stelios' equaliser after 20 minutes. One thing we are consistent at is shipping in goals - 3, 4 or 5 a game. On the 'glass half full' approach we can argue that once Smith, Davis and Eckersley get involved in shoring up the defence, we have a chance of challenging for promotion this season. But we are also sorely missing Kyle Magennis' drive and creativity in midfield and also Darryl Duffy might turn out to be the goalscorer we have been yearning for over the past few years. All is not lost - not yet!
  12. Jack Ross Must Go.

    There is nothing wrong with having a hopeful attitude to the season ahead but on the evidence of results and performance so far this season the likelihood is that we will be struggling once again to even reach mid table. Having said that I still hope for better.
  13. It's just mid July but who can blame us for having a 'deja vu' feeling after the nightmare of the first half of last season (and what went before)! However, although last night's performance was disappointing, we should remind ourselves that we were missing 4 injured players who could have made a difference; it is hopeful that Harry Davis will be restored to our ranks; and we could still add a couple of players before the transfer window closes. Most of the new signings have at least shown the potential to become assets to the squad once they settle in and hopefully find a bit of belief in themselves at this level. We must have faith that JR and his team can get the squad organised for the league season ahead and repeat the minor miracle of last season.
  14. Speculation Thread

    The performance tonight was on a par with the first half of last season. I don't think I could stand a repeat of that dismal form and run of depressing results. It is difficult to be positive about anything I observed tonight other than Harry Davis entering the ground! Our defence looked fragile, our midfield disjointed and our attack powder puff.
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