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They Started shipping goals for fun when he left... Then we did likewise when Meltdown came to us... Just sayin like!

Be interesting to see if either team can keep a clean sheet on Saturday!

Even with Ross present Dumbarton weren't exactly tight at the back either. 64 goals conceded in 2013-14, compensated for by the scoring of 65 goals all no doubt due to JR. Edited by scottd

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Jack Ross was not the manager, Ian Murray was and none of us knows how influential Jack was other than assuming Dumbarton's freefall was because he left. We have no idea how good he is but will soon find out.

Dumbarton's freefall? What freefall?

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Dumbarton's freefall? What freefall?

Season 2013/4

Dumbarton 5th place 51 points after winning 15 drawing 6 and losing 15 GD +1

Season 2014/5

Dumbarton 8th place, 34 points, winning 9, drawing 7 and losing 20, GD-43

17 points difference and 44 goals worse off in 1 season, it would be like the kind of freefall we had when binning Danny Lennon for finishing 8th on 39 points and GD -19 and then one season later finishing 12th on 30 points and GD -36 (in fact the difference between St Mirren's final 2 SPL seasons is less marked then Dumbarton under Murray assisted by Jack Ross and then assisted by Spalding!)

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Season 2013/4

Dumbarton 5th place 51 points after winning 15 drawing 6 and losing 15 GD +1

Season 2014/5

Dumbarton 8th place, 34 points, winning 9, drawing 7 and losing 20, GD-43

17 points difference and 44 goals worse off in 1 season, it would be like the kind of freefall we had when binning Danny Lennon for finishing 8th on 39 points and GD -19 and then one season later finishing 12th on 30 points and GD -36 (in fact the difference between St Mirren's final 2 SPL seasons is less marked then Dumbarton under Murray assisted by Jack Ross and then assisted by Spalding!)

You should really check these things before posting them. Dumbarton finished 7th, not 8th in 14/15.

They declined 2 places but were never seriously in relegation trouble and finished as the top part time team in Scotland for the second year running.

It's worth pointing out that the New Club Hearts and Hibs all joined the Championship that year, so perhaps their decline from 5th to 7th was understandable?

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You should really check these things before posting them. Dumbarton finished 7th, not 8th in 14/15.

They declined 2 places but were never seriously in relegation trouble and finished as the top part time team in Scotland for the second year running.

It's worth pointing out that the New Club Hearts and Hibs all joined the Championship that year, so perhaps their decline from 5th to 7th was understandable?

But didn't Hearts & Hibs replace 2 clubs who were of Premiership quality?

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Season 2013/4

Dumbarton 5th place 51 points after winning 15 drawing 6 and losing 15 GD +1

Season 2014/5

Dumbarton 8th place, 34 points, winning 9, drawing 7 and losing 20, GD-43

17 points difference and 44 goals worse off in 1 season, it would be like the kind of freefall we had when binning Danny Lennon for finishing 8th on 39 points and GD -19 and then one season later finishing 12th on 30 points and GD -36 (in fact the difference between St Mirren's final 2 SPL seasons is less marked then Dumbarton under Murray assisted by Jack Ross and then assisted by Spalding!)

If that is free fall what would you call our fall from grace?

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Even with Ross present Dumbarton weren't exactly tight at the back either. 64 goals conceded in 2013-14, compensated for by the scoring of 65 goals all no doubt due to JR.

Like I said will be interesting to see if either team can keep a clean sheet, both low on confidence, playing poorly... Can the auld Miller set a trap for Rossco?

Will the young Lochinvar outflank the auld duffer?

I would settle for a clean sheet, damage control till the "Special One" takes over the managerial reins.

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Calderwood just touted as first story on BBC Radio Shortbread sport bulletin just there.

Seemingly Langfield has commented on the option, saying he would welcome it....

Edited by Drew

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I heard that interview last night and it seems like the BBC bending the reality (they have previous - would now trust the BBC as much as the Sun).

Archie McPherson was asked who he thought would make the ideal appointment and he said TangoMan. Langfield was then asked if he could work with Calderwood considering they had previous. Langfield said he had no previous and could easily work with Calderwood. Was that what was reported?

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I heard that interview last night and it seems like the BBC bending the reality (they have previous - would now trust the BBC as much as the Sun).

Archie McPherson was asked who he thought would make the ideal appointment and he said TangoMan. Langfield was then asked if he could work with Calderwood considering they had previous. Langfield said he had no previous and could easily work with Calderwood. Was that what was reported?

It was a soundbite piece, mate, so you are probably spot-on.

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Just received an interesting phone call from one of my contacts who is a Scottish sports journalist and he informs me that the next St Mirren manager will be Keith Long who is currently manager of Irish club Bohemians FC.

Get your bets on him now, he will be appointed on Thursday but Alex Miller will be still in charge of team selection for the match at Alloa on Saturday with Keith taking full control next Monday.

Name and shame :P

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I know for a fact Jack Ross is interested in coming back to St Mirren as manager.

Alex Rae is 11/4 on for being sacked before Christmas according to the bookmakers online.

If Alex was to leave then these then there are others who will put their name forward and these include

 

John Hughes

Justin Merritt

Mixu Paatelainen

David Flitcroft

 

 

 

 

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37 minutes ago, Flareybob said:

I know for a fact Jack Ross is interested in coming back to St Mirren as manager.

Alex Rae is 11/4 on for being sacked before Christmas according to the bookmakers online.

If Alex was to leave then these then there are others who will put their name forward and these include

 

John Hughes

Justin Merritt

Mixu Paatelainen

David Flitcroft

 

 

 

 

Good auld Flarey

Watch us climb up to 8th place now

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1 hour ago, Flareybob said:

I know for a fact Jack Ross is interested in coming back to St Mirren as manager.

Alex Rae is 11/4 on for being sacked before Christmas according to the bookmakers online.

If Alex was to leave then these then there are others who will put their name forward and these include

 

John Hughes

Justin Merritt

Mixu Paatelainen

David Flitcroft

 

 

 

 

You know for a fact?  How much trust would you have in a manager who will abandon a club who is doing well?  He is likely to do likewise with us. Anyway, we have a manager.

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It's a wonderful irony that the subject matter "Next St Mirren Manager" remains open and regularly re-visited consistently!

Only 3 years and a month since the thread opened, any bets on how long it might run and to how many pages?

We need stability in all aspects of the club. Board, Management, coaching and playing staff....... please give the present incumbents a chance!!!

 

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