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Edinbuddie last won the day on February 9 2017

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  1. Edinbuddie

    Sunderland Speak To Jack Ross

    He's done a great job for us, and while it looks like he's been a bit underhand and disrespectful to the BoD in the way he's gone about it, it was too good an offer to turn down. no matter how much of a basket case Sunderland are. I think the time had come to get it over and done with, as all the interviews and speculation wasn't going to be helpful heading into the new season. He's certainly going to have to earn his money though - a young manager from a league that many in England don't rate, being appointed by a new owner at a club where promotion will be demanded this season. He's not familiar with the standard of the league or players he'll need or those he needs to get rid, and if Sunderland are sitting in the mid to lower end of the table after 8-10 games, him and the new owner will be under a lot of pressure. I can't see him being given until the January transfer window if things aren't going well. I know Jack says he likes a challenge and to solve problems, and he's going to have to do it quickly if he's to survive and flourish at Sunderland.
  2. Livingston were the only full time in League 1 last year. Ayr and Raith were full time this year and finished 1st and 2nd. It’s no great achievement to be promoted from League 1 as the only full time team.
  3. Edinbuddie

    Speculation Thread

    Halkett plays in the centre of a back three at Livingston. He’s been great but is he mobile enough to play in a 2 man central defence? I’ve seen Kane Hemmings mentioned as a possible loan target but it seems that Hibs may be interested in him as well.
  4. Edinbuddie

    St. Mirren v Dunfermline

    Superb idea. Fame at last. I’ve not read all this, but if folk disagree that Davis is the best defender in the Championship then fair enough. He’s not showy, reads the game well and I can’t think of anyone better.
  5. Yesterday was nervy, but we shouldn’t forget that these are good times. The past year has been one of the best in my 40 odd years of supporting the club, and it’s one we’ll all look back on fondly in years to come.
  6. Edinbuddie

    St Mirren v Brechin Sat 24th Feb

    It was one of those days. After the first half hour, sImple passes were going astray, we looked one paced and didn’t play with any tempo. That made for a nervy afternoon for everyone. However, we won a game that we would’ve drawn or lost not so long ago, and are 11 points clear at the top of the league. I’ve noticed that about McShane before - he attracts criticism but a lot of the time it’s because he’s trying to create and play a risky forward pass. He wasn’t any better or worse than anyone else yesterday but has become a bit of a whipping boy for some. Onwards and upwards.
  7. Good luck to Barnsley. Magic and BFC seem like reasonable guys. We all want the best for our clubs. No need for some of the ‘pub league’, ‘team full of binmen’ pish on social media platforms. But we’ve all got our roasters, as every thread on here shows [emoji41].
  8. Barnsley are offering a massive wage rise and an unexpectedly big step up the career ladder. The fact that he is having to think about it is a good thing for us. If he stays, he’s got an improved contract, no need to uproot his family or live away from home, a club where he’s got great relationships with everyone, a league title to go for and will still be viewed as the next big thing in management. Some folk strive for more and more in terms of money and career, but happiness is a much underestimated commodity in life.
  9. There’s no doubt that JR would interview very well and that, from what Chick says, he’s the kind of young manager that Barnsley are looking for. However, there are a couple of points that would go against him. He’s only been managing for 2-3 seasons in total and he won’t be that familiar with English Championship teams, players etc. I think taking the interview is a smart move for him. Even if he isn’t offered the Barnsley job, he’ll be talked about in positive terms within the game down there and that’ll do him no harm for the future. Peter Houston said on the radio that this chance had come at the wrong time for JR, and Jack will have to weigh up what he stands to gain and lose if he’s offered the job. Fingers crossed that Gareth Ainsworth is reading the riot act to the Wycombe board just now and demanding that he’s allowed to speak to Barnsley.
  10. Edinbuddie

    Welcome Jack Ross

    What a beautiful man er..... I mean what a wonderful job he’s done.
  11. Those were the early days under Alex Miller - attacking, goals, entertainment. It didn't stay that way.....
  12. Edinbuddie

    Craig Thomson

    I agree with this completely. I think that some (most?) referees are increasingly happy to flash cards, including reds, on a weekly basis. Red cards used to be rare and a last resort for the most serious offences. The only time that the issue of managing a game without cards is raised is when there's an OF game and maybe a cup final. I'm getting older, the game's changing and it's not as good as used to be in the olden days [emoji849].
  13. Edinbuddie

    Craig Thomson

    Ok, so you can't lunge dangerously with your studs up. Late in the game, McGinn cleared a ball up the line on the main stand side. Guy slid in and caught him. A foul was given and a booking to the Livingston player. What was the difference between that and Irvine's sending off? As soon as a player attempts a sliding tackle they are out of control. And he must have caught McGinn with his studs. That sounds like lunging dangerously with your studs up? Thomson saw what he thought he saw with Irvine's tackle and whipped the red card straight out. For someone who was only doing our game after a shambolic, 3 red card performance last week, he might have been wiser to give himself a moment of thinking time.
  14. Edinbuddie

    Speculation Thread

    Brian Graham would be decent and should score goals if he gets a run in the team. Conor Sammon was out of favour at Hearts. Where's he now? Big and strong and would score goals in the championship.
  15. Edinbuddie

    Darren Whyte vs Jack Ross

    He had a torrid time in the 1st half but so did every other player. I was impressed with his attitude to stick at it and he got forward quite a bit in the 2nd half. I thought he was one of the few who came out with an element of credit in terms of his approach and attitude.
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