Dibbles old paperboy

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    Been following St Mirren since the days when Jim Clunie was manager

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  1. Well done to JR, JF and the players today on an another league victory.
  2. Why? Because it has been that sort of season for us since dropping to 10th place! Since going bottom on 17th September we've stayed there for at least 27 weeks in a row.
  3. Wouldn't be hugely surprised if Ayr go and win their game in hand against Dumbarton now and we move into the last 7 games 4 points behind the 2 teams above us.
  4. It'd be good if he developed into a decent player at the age of 31.
  5. Danny Lennon was told in May 2014 his contract would not be renewed when it ran out 2 weeks later. That's not nearly 4 years ago for a start. In the time since leaving St Mirren he has worked at Alloa, and a short time with Scotland U21s and at Airdrie when their manager was unwell. Many at the time applauded SG for getting rid of Danny without requiring a pay off by letting his contract run out and keeping him in post until a week or two before it expired. Contrast that scenario with the club paying Tommy Craig 2 years salary as manager for 6 months work (most of it rank rotten as well).
  6. I think part of the reason why Danny Lennon might not manage another SPL club again is down to the fashion at most clubs to go with young untested and cheap managers or clubs going for leftfield options like Ronnie Delia, Warburton and Caixinha. Someone like Hughes is unusual these days after having had stints at Falkirk, Hibs, Inverness and now Raith Rovers.
  7. Do feel free to share your different reading of what Danny Lennon shafting young boys in front of Jon McShane could mean.
  8. You have a long track record of reading things in a different way from the rest of us and drawing different conclusions.
  9. ... with our best ever top 6 squad, full of players who have mostly never finished in the, er, top 6 since leaving St Mirren (Kenny McLean being the only real exception to that rule so far - I do expect John McGinn to also become an exception to that rule as well).
  10. I think the main thing which wasn't discussed in the interview or the studio chat afterwards was Danny's transfer dealings and the number of players leaving by mutual consent in the following 2 windows. I don't see much point in bashing him about 2 11th place finishes which happened before the rules were changed and 11th would go on to equal ending up in the relegation play off place. For 3 of Danny's 4 years 11th = safety. His 2nd 11th place came in the year we won the League cup and beat Aberdeen, St Johnstone, Hearts and celtic in the cups that season and finished closer in terms of points to 6th placed Dundee United than 12th placed Dundee. His first season was the one time when we seriously looked like being relegated. In hindsight Danny Lennon had us in a group of clubs where for most of his 4 seasons at the helm we were within a few points (plus or minus depending on the year) of Kilmarnock, Partick Thistle, Inverness Caley, Ross County, Dundee, Hibs and even Aberdeen (pre-McInnes) and with a squad which fans often said was a top 6 squad but yet only Kenny McLean has gone on to finish season in a top 6 team since leaving us. In the years since leaving us Craig Samson, Gary Harkins, Dougie Imrie, Darren McGregor, John McGinn, Paul McGowan, (Hasselbaink moved to St Johnstone but hardly got a game) etc who were all touted as top 6 players have yet to play at clubs finishing there. (Goncalves should get there this season),
  11. Skittle bomb is Gareth Wardlaw's twitter name. I'm guessing DVZ is claiming that if DL talks rubbish then he invites a ripposte from Gareth Wardlaw (and Lee Mair and Jon McShane).
  12. Says the forum member who usually called him "Wee clueless" and called for Daniel Lennon's head before and after the League Cup win. Does your surname begin with a C at all TT?
  13. I didnt think Hugh Murray was that great in his last few seasons and from what I remember he picked up an injury which would have meant being injured during the close season and transfer window and Lennon gave him a 1 year extension after the injury... doesn't seem all that shabby treatment towards him.
  14. Reilly was given his debut in the first team at a young age by Lennon and was doing well until picking up a bad injury. Since then he looked a shadow of himself when he did play for us and is now plying his trade in League 2 with Elgin City, 3 seasons after Lennon left st Mirren. He didn't set the heather on fire whether playing under Craig or Teale and was on trial under Murray and sent packing. Jon McShane looked like a prospect when in the U20s and based on a loan spell with Dumbarton. He didn't make the step up with us and did OK om loan to Accies who signed him and then released him (no one questioning Alex Neil's judgment), and then it was onto the likes of East Fife and Stranraer. 14 first team appearances and 0 goals for us in 2011/2. Hard to argue that Lennon was wrong to move him on and he had a decent chance to bounce back at Accies but doesn't look like he took that. The one group of players where you can imagine there were grounds for unhappiness was senior players reaching the end of their shelf life as starting XI SPL players (Mair, DVZ, Hugh Murray etc). I think in most cases the club put them through their coaching badges and gave them a start on their transition from playing in the SPL to starting out in coaching or management. It's clear from the interview and AGM accounts over the years we were continually trimming our budget and I suspect that DL looked at how DVZ, Murray, Mair etc were playing in their last season or so and at younger players coming through and decided the future lay with youth and we couldn't afford to give the senior players new deals and not play them and due to the contracts they were on the only way to avoid that was to freeze them out the picture so their contracts did not roll over for another year.