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  1. 33 points
    Stretchquaker

    Alan's first signings

    Hello chaps, Darlington fan here. Have just been having a read of your thread and thought I might chip in as I can see there’s differing thoughts on his signing. He has the potential to be a very good player, very young for a centre back but he is 6’5 so dominant in the air, is still fairly quick, reads the game very well and is pretty comfortable on the ball as well. I’m joking of course but unless you have 6’7 strikers in the Scottish Premiership he ain’t going to lose anything much in the air and is going to cause havoc going forward for set pieces. As for the comments on the fee - I’m afraid you wouldn’t have got him for any less and I think you’ve done rather well. Supply and demand on that one and he was very much in demand. I can tell you first hand that he’s been watched by Fulham, Middlesbrough and Everton and apparently was one of the stand out players at the V9 academy. We didn’t especially need to sell him. As much as you guys think it’s a risk to pay for a non league player I can tell you I was (no offence intended) pretty surprised he chose to come to St Mirren, although in hindsight I think it’s a very good move for both parties. Anyway, the intent of coming in here was to tell you that I’ve watched him play probably about 30 games now and after 3 I could have told you he’ll be a very good player. Stick with him, remember he’s still young for a centre back and take care of him as we need the money from the sell on clauses! All the best!
  2. 24 points
    Darloboy

    Alan's first signings

    You’ve got yourself a cracking defender. He was due to join us at the start of last season but got injured but joined us around Christmas time. Once he was up to speed we went from shopping in 2/3 goals per game to not conceding in about 5 I think. He he went to Jamie Vardys V9 academy but I know he was being watched for most of the time he was with us. Fully agree £75k seems alot for Darlingtons level, but if he progresses you could make a lot more. Just hope we’ve got a good sell on clause. It’s encouraging and refreshing that he’s chosen St Mirren because he wants first team football. If the reported interest from Middlesbrough and Everton is true then his game time might have been more limited.
  3. 15 points
    salmonbuddie

    John McGinn

    I usually enjoy your essays, TT, but this really is a pile of wanky pish ([emoji767] sandman iirc). Am I working class? I think so, smart, well educated and well paid but still working class. A financial return isn't everything, you know, my son and grandson will inherit the ability to have a love of the club from me and that's a legacy right there. Imo, in part anyway, because I've chosen to pay for it via SMISA. Have I ever voted Labour? Nope, I'm a socialist who realised 40 years ago that we would never have a socialist government in the UK and has voted for the only way we in Scotland can ever have one since then. Will I live forever? Nope, hopefully long enough to see a successful buy out, though. Will I win the lottery? Nope, I'd need to start buying a ticket first. A massive pension? Nope, and my son will be 70 before he gets one. A council house in Greenock? Nope. Just nope. SMISA could be described as many things, dishonest is most definitely not one of those things. Brilliant? In theory, yes, in practice, like all of us, it has its faults. I'd rather be inside trying to fix the faults than outside pointing them out, though.
  4. 15 points
    Eric Arthur Blair

    Kyle Magennis

  5. 15 points
    marrez

    Chairman's Update

    I do know Dave and i can tell you the amount of time and effort he and the other guys put into the St Mirren takeover was huge. He doesnt reply to posts on forums because he doesnt use forums but im certain if you emailed him then he would respond, he's approachable, friendly and was by far the outstanding candidate, he would have been Gordon's preferred candidate given the work they had done together at that point. All the guys involved in getting the takeover off the ground put in hundreds of hours at their own expense of time and family commitments but its easy to be critical of people from behind a computer, the opportunity is there for everyone to be more involved in Smisa if they want to and think they can do a better job.
  6. 14 points
    Drew

    Alan's first signings

    Whatched Jeff King being interviewed on Buddievision. He came across very well. It is important that these lads see St Mirren as a big step up, and a chance to prove themselves. They all seem genuinely buzzing to have signed for us, and that ticks a big box for me. I would much rather that than seasoned journeymen whose best days are behind them looking for a club to coast towards their retirement with, or bampots happy to accept any port in a storm. These lads know that there is a lot at stake for them. They won't just be phoning it in, and I wish them all the best. I'm really looking forward to seeing them play for us.
  7. 14 points
    div

    Alan's first signings

    If you can’t be happy in the close season, with a title in the bag from the season gone by then you’ll never be happy. Give every player a chance, you might be pleasantly surprised.
  8. 13 points
    Callum Gilhooley

    Lewis Morgan 2018/19

    Well , I do. He was an exceptional young talent for us, brought the club money and bust his ass till season end for the cause . He conducted himself in a professional manner at all times and I wish him well wherever he plays .... including at Septic.
  9. 12 points
    Ethan

    Alan's first signings

    This site is a nightmare. We moan when no player comes in then we moan when a player signs. Why Cant we see how he plays before passing judgement.
  10. 11 points
    div

    John McGinn

    Genuinely puzzled by this and anyone else who has chucked Buy The Buds for any other reason than personal finance situation changing, or death. I saw it as a ten year commitment and hopefully the vast majority did too. Disappointed to see this!!
  11. 11 points
    aldo_j

    Saints In La Manga

    Not even July and people complaining the squad is light?! Can never win.
  12. 11 points
    Soctty

    Alan's first signings

    Inverness signed 8 players from the national league in 13/14 and finished 5th that season. Motherwell made a profit of around £2 million on players signed from non-league on the likes of Marvin Johnson, Ben Henighan and Louis Moult. The talent is there if the scouting is good. Give these guys a chance.
  13. 11 points
    billyg

    Alan's first signings

    Spoke to a Boro fan yesterday , he's seen Heaton play and was raving about him , he had a deal on the table to be part of their U23s but this guy says he's made the right move as young guys don't get a proper chance there anymore. I'm happy so far , need experience next !
  14. 11 points
    Magic Monkey

    Alan's first signings

    Let's assume this guy turns out to be decent, I think it's precisely the kind of transfer that we all hoped Stubbs would bring to the table. Rated young English lad on a long contract that we might be able to sell on for a profit if he does well. I, for one, welcome this approach.
  15. 10 points
    FTOF

    Kyle Magennis

    Looks like Lewis was only thinking of himself when he signed this contract extension. We would have been £300K worse off if he hadn't.
  16. 9 points
    div

    So this is what a ban looks like!

    Now you know what a ban looks like.
  17. 9 points
    djchapsticks

    Alan's first signings

    I'm not even as worried at the prospect of Stokes being a bam anymore. At the very least he seems to respect Stubbs. If he gets his head down, understands this is probably his last chance and betters in a few goals, I'm sure we could have a couple of good seasons out of him.
  18. 9 points
    zico

    Alan's first signings

    Would rather the main criteria for brining in a player was ability rather than "experience"! As someone else pointed out, Gary Harkins had top flight experience when we signed him! Samson, both McGinns, Eckersely, Mackenzie, Flynn and Smith all have top flight or top flight equivalent experience so we're not exactly lacking!
  19. 9 points
    djchapsticks

    Alan's first signings

    I'm not too worried about where these lads have come from. Think it's been proven on several occasions even in the last few years that there is talent in English non league football and it's just a case of identifying where the best talent is. Not every signing is going to knock it out of the park. Of course they aren't. I like the idea though, that the lads brought in have been witnessed by Stubbs first hand at close proximity and he clearly thinks there is something there with both that could translate up here. Sometimes players develop a little later, other times players may stay part time or local for their own convenience. It appears that Cooke was a sports psychology lecturer in his local college so staying on the South Coast will have made sense while studying and latterly lecturing locally. That's why he appears to be a one club man since 17 rather than bouncing about non league clubs. Truro's website today in bidding farewell to the lad, acknowledged that the step up to full time football was both well earned and long overdue for him.
  20. 9 points
    div

    Alan's first signings

    Some very interesting and potentially exciting weeks ahead. This is very much the calm before the storm
  21. 8 points
    JJ McG

    Saints In La Manga

    Was our player of the season last season as well in my opinion, fantastic player. Hope the club are working hard on tying him down on a new improved deal as well, our most important player if you ask me.
  22. 8 points
    windae cleaner

    Saints In La Manga

    Waste of money With the weather this week better off down Largs
  23. 8 points
    elvis

    Speculation Thread

    How can anyone not like Elvis. BAFFLING in my opinion.
  24. 8 points
    zico

    Alan's first signings

    Jamie Vardy was in the 7th tier of English football just 12 months before Leicester "discovered" his talent at the age of 25. Are you seriously suggesting that Gavin Reilly is better than him?
  25. 8 points
    Stephane Bahoken also came highly-rated, was shite, and is now brilliant, so y'know, maybe a wee bit of patience is also required sometimes.
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