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  1. Jack Ross' Alloa gave Celtic one of their toughest matches of the season in the League Cup back in September at Celtic Park. It took Celtic until the 83rd minute to score, and Craig Gordon was very fortunate to avoid a straight red card in the first half. JR's tactics were spot on that night in nullifying Celtic to a far greater extent than Aberdeen, Sevco and co have managed since.
  2. I haven't seen many "never going back" or "cancelling the direct debit" type posts though Div. In the main people just seem to be having a go at how pish we are. The fact we took over 1,000 to greenock the other night despite being currently the worst team in the country maybe backs that up? I've been telling everyone who'll listen that the performance the other night was the most disgraceful I've ever seen, but I was still proud to see how many buddies turned up. I understand that getting on the players back doesn't help, and I'm pretty supportive during the 90 minutes, but it's hard to argue with fans slating the players after a performance like that. Nevertheless, I was there on Tuesday and I'll be back again on Saturday along with the rest. I do agree that its the dark days that make the great ones all the sweeter. P.S. I like grumpy shull. He makes me laugh.
  3. George Burley? Some outstanding managerial performances in amongst some hopeless. Wealth of experience and, one would assume, contacts down south. Took over at Derby County in a very similar situation, with the Rams having been relegated from the Premiership the season before and looking like suffering a second relegation into the third tier. Kept them up comfortably and within two seasons had them finishing fourth despite significant budget cuts. Hasn't had a job in management since leaving a Cypriot team after 2 games in 2012 so may be interested. Was very poor in his 2 previous jobs at Scotland and Palace however.
  4. Absolute rubbish today overall it has to be said! Have we been spoiled by Gus and Danny I wonder? My first season ticket was under Bone and we were terrible then too. Strikes me as idiocy that we play the aimless punt until now with Sutton on the bench and then start him today which the short pass tactic! Overall I think we've assembled some good players but I'm worked about the balance of the squad and, in particular, the movement during the match. Training's critical just now. Quinn may prove to be the game changer though!
  5. Goes to show how different we all see it! I thought Gallagher was the main positive of today believe it or not (my fellow pixies fan?). Double save first half was phenomenal, kept the score down to 2 several times, terrific save with his knee from a one-on-one in the second half too. I heard his shout to Baird at the second goal from W1 so how Baird never ... Absolute first choice keeper for me!!
  6. And yet a proven criminal and shameless liar was allowed to take control of the zombies less than a year ago.
  7. FFS
  8. That would be an ecumenical matter.
  9. He's been playing at left back the past couple of seasons and that's been a problem position for us all season. Considering the injury problems at right back it seems a smart signing to me. As an aside, he has excelled at this level before with 2 promotions and, I think, 2 Challenge Cup wins. Very positive signing!
  10. Black and minority ethnic actors do not want "positive discrimination", "affirmative action" or "token nominations". the issue for them is that the Oscar voters (around 6,300) are overwhelmingly white older males, and as such, are arguably less likely to acknowledge (or to be fairer, less likely to enjoy) certain performances and movies. This also works against the likes of Tarantino and previously Scorcese, whose movies might be less appealing to a bunch of old white guys. The current ratio is in fact, 94% white, 2% black, 2% latino, 2% other; the average age, meanwhile is 62, many of whom haven't been involved in making a movie for over 20 years. What many black and ethnic minority performers would like to see, therefore, is to be better represented in voters, rather than simply be given token nominations. As for this year, Samuel L Jackson was well worth a nomination for the hateful eight, whilst Spike Lee's movie Chi-Raq might easily have been recognised in several categories.
  11. If the game means nothing to us then it's a no brainer for me, grab the extra money. Wouldn't affect me anyway as there's no chance in hell I'd be turning up to watch that shower celebrating winning the Championship as if it's some kind of achievement. Only thing I would have a problem with is if they followed Michael Johnston's example and let them mass infiltrate the St Mirren areas.
  12. English Championship, League 1 and Belgian Pro League = Decent level. Especially when compared with the Scottish Championship. I never said he had a great record missus, only that he'd assisted at a higher level. FWIW he wouldn't have cracked the top 10 of my managerial wish list, but if he gets it then there isn't much to do except support the team and hope for the best.
  13. And who would that have been? Folks on here couldn't agree on the colour of shite. Rae looks to have assisted at a decent level to managers well above our pay grade. He must be given a chance. The thing that's really annoying is SGG's assertions at the AGM that we were getting a very experienced manager and that we shouldn't read the papers. Why say it if it's complete nonsense? I despise Rangers more than any club in the world. I also hate Millwall. If Rae is a success I couldn't give a hoot about that. The scariest thing about all of this is that Chico was right for once.
  14. Yep I heard the same a few months back. Board was split 50/50 over Murray and Adams in the summer and it was SGG who eventually ruled in favour of Murray. Not a criticism as I thought Murray might have worked too. As an aside, Graham Carey should never have been allowed to leave St Mirren.
  15. It was one player and a boatload of easy money.