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  1. 5 points
    Didn't even notice Stevenson was playing tbh.
  2. 5 points
    madball

    The Tommy Craig Must Go Thread

    Saturday was the first time I recall a chant telling our manager to GTF for quite a while. Can't remember similar for Danny or Gus, even when they were disliked by many, might be back to Coughlin for that.
  3. 4 points
    saints1

    The Tommy Craig Must Go Thread

    I remember a cold friday night at broadwood the full away support calling for coughlin to GTF last time ive heard the fans as vocal at a game for a manager to be sacked
  4. 4 points
    Sorry, let me get this right, e=mc2 went to a police man to report a player giving fans the finger as he left the pitch? One can only imagine the distress his actions must have caused, for someone to get out their seat during a game to go to a policeman to report such a vicious incident! I would like to apologise for our players actions. I hope that you all accept my apology and we can move on from this. To e=mc2, I hope you have been able to sleep, after witnessing such a hate crime. No one should have to witness scenes like this at a football match!
  5. 3 points
    Big Yards

    Isma Goncalves The Legend

    Nice to see the legend has kept the number 77 at Rio Ave. Seems to be doing well too. Has a goal chalked off against Benfica just last week in the below clip about 1.20 in. And got Rio Ave through to the Europa League Group stage against Elfsborg https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oxRaqsA5oQE How we could do with this man right now, absolute class act! Was a privilege to see him play in the stripes. If only we had the 400k at the time to pay for him, a bargain for a player of his calibre IMO, would've kept us up on his own! Hope he wins a move to Benfica, sporting or Porto and we see him in the champions league, he's good enough.
  6. 3 points
    Not defending Tommy in any way but he was offered a job and accepted it. He would be on more money and thought he could do the job. I think there is too much personal stuff being stated here based on anger, frustration etc but this is now a decision for the Board to make. I don't dislike Tommy and simply believe he was/is the wrong appointment. He won't walk away as it's his livelihood so he will either be sacked or allowed to carry on. The repercussions for the club - for its sale and, in the meantime, survival as a top league member may be determined by key decisions in the near future.
  7. 2 points
    Dibbles old paperboy

    Could Anyone Do Any Better

    We have a goalkeeper who has cost us points in 5 matches out of 13 who remains 1st pick ahead of Tommy Craig's other goalkeeper signing in the summer. In defence we are on our 3rd centre half pairing in 13 games and still haven't kept a clean sheet even when playing a 2nd division cup side or off form bottom of the league Ross County at home. Up front Tommy Craig refuses to use his best striker according to Top Cat, preferring to keep him on the bench behind unfit Calum Ball and James Marwood (no goals in any competitions after 14 starts). Adam Drury and Thomas Reilly are regularly played out of position and under Tommy Craig we've seen Naismith, Kelly, McGinn and McLean regress instead of improve. It's hard to think of anything Craig has done well in his first few months in charge... even his grammatically improved interviews are coming in for stick based on the poor levels of analysis in them. We've lost 70% of our league games under Craig and scored 3 goals at home in 7 league games where we have picked up 1 point out of 21. It is hard to imagine a complete novice with no football knowledge doing any worse than Tommy Craig. Even Barry Ferguson may have fared marginally better if he had been disasterously appointed instead!
  8. 2 points
    Thommo

    Next St Mirren Manager

    I was speaking to Kenny McDowall at the weekend. I tried my best to instigate a coup without success.
  9. 2 points
    Seaside Nipper

    Security Staff

    Not just largre crowds , believe me........... Last season one steward had me and my lad sit in our seats as ticket no stipulated, fair enough during a sell out maqtch (?) He wouldn't allow us to move higher up the stand, which was by and large awash with empty seats. Cannae move mate , its fire regs, despite the driving wind and pishn rain ?? Ffs no............I defied him and he reported me, his boss then arrived on scene and told us we could sit anywhere !! Problem is they are mostly all limited jobsworth types always blaming the system and the rules , not actually thinking or working to resove issues. It looks like to engage some common sense and carry out stewarding duties as required and appropriate is someone else's responsibility ..............
  10. 1 point
    norrie82

    Could Anyone Do Any Better

    I know tommy signed a lot of the players but will a new manager do any better as they are really a terrible team. I mean I thought it was bad last year but this lot are utter garbage. Ball, caldwell and marwood are never ever going to fire you to safety. We needed an older striker who could notch goals not three young one who quite frankly are not good enough. Tommy might turn it around if and when he gets players back. He should be allowed that and if he does he should really clear out some of the players he signed in the summer as watching us just now is absolute torture it would get football stopped. At present we will go down. Only a miraculous turn around will help or do you sack the gaffer and try to get a new man to lift the place. Clearly doing it on on the cheap hasn't paid off
  11. 1 point
    What's wrong with that?
  12. 1 point
    Thought he was very pro Thistle in his refereeing , there was actually one occasion when he asked the Thistle wall to move forward when Saints had a free kick , never ever seen that before.
  13. 1 point
    JJ McG

    The Tommy Craig Must Go Thread

    There's f**k all money to pay him off and the board f**ked up by giving him a 2 year deal, an absolute ludicrous decision. Gilmour went for the cheap and lazy option, the fans deserve better. I'll be finding something else to do with my Saturdays,
  14. 1 point
    north isles saint

    1959 Cup Final Shirt

    Ordered it when it appeared on the website first - heard nothing. Looks a shit load better than the current strip!
  15. 1 point
    lovestreet

    Billy Mehmet

    God no!
  16. 1 point
  17. 1 point
    Stevie88

    Could Anyone Do Any Better

    To answer the title... Yes anyone could do better.
  18. 1 point
    Dare

    Could Anyone Do Any Better

    The spine of the team isn"t strong enough and while you can sometimes get away with being short in one or two areas i would say we are failing right down the spine of the team - goalkeeper, centre back, centre mid, centre forward. The BOD gambled in the summer and so far you would have to say it's gone spectacularly wrong
  19. 1 point
    Tam M

    The Tommy Craig Must Go Thread

    Why was he offered a contract is mine.
  20. 1 point
    northstbuddie

    Could Anyone Do Any Better

    There is not a lot of disagreement amongst those posting on here but the problem seems to be that nobody at the club is facing up to the root cause of why we are in the dire position we find ourselves today, which is that over the last 2 or 3 seasons we have had a massive clearout of players of reasonable ability and replaced them with players of lesser ability, no doubt for cost cutting reasons. As has been previously pointed out by myself and quite a few others on here, the likes of McGowan, Samson, Carey, Imrie, Harkins and McGinn have gone on to other clubs and whilst they might not be setting the heather on fire, they were certainly better than what we have today and you have to ask would we be at the foot of the league if they were still at GHR. Then there are the 'loan' players that we can't afford to keep such as Dummett, Newton and Goncalves. The transfer strategy is no doubt decided by the BOD as is the choice of manager. If the current and the previous managers had been up to the task, perhaps we would have got more out of the players we have/had and also a better quality of replacement players signed. All of which answers the question "Could Anyone Do Any Better?". But the next questions are "Who?" and "When?".
  21. 1 point
    Is it just me who didn’t hear a lot of booing or GTF chants on Saturday? I was in the main stand and was surprised at full time that there wasn’t more booing. Maybe it just didn’t carry across from the west stand. As others have said, it’s nothing personal with Tommy Craig he was offered a promotion and took it but the stats, performances and signings speak for themselves and the longer he goes on in post the more personal it’s going to get as his post-match interviews are patronising to the fans, he should do the decent thing like Stuart McCall and step down. Who we get in I don’t know but Motherwell had over 50 applications within a couple of days of McCall leaving, surely there is someone out there who can take this team forward. I don’t think Thompson is the answer, as much as he is a saints legend, he has no experience in management. ETA - I've been following Saints for the best part of my life, nearly 20 years, and theres been more thick than thin but I wouldn't be going to games right now if i didn't have a season ticket. Not only are the home results the worst I've ever seen but the performances are dire. At 0-0 in the 2nd half I knew we were going to lose a goal and at 1-0 I knew we weren't going to score. Even the weather for every home game is diabolical!
  22. 1 point
    Kemp

    The Tommy Craig Must Go Thread

    A couple of points on the posts above; 1. It is entirely incorrect to claim St Mirren fans were calling for Tom Hendrie's head "after one good season". We gave the team incredible backing during the season we finished last in the SPL and nobody called for the managers head. As has also been mentioned there may have been a lot of moaning but neither Lennon nor McPherson (not Hendrie, nor Coughlin much really) had the crowd chanting for them to go. 2. This idea that keeps being posted that the "club needs changed from top to bottom" is complete and utter nonsense. The manager is given a budget by the board and the GM. That budget is within the limits to keep us financially stable (we are now, we didn't used to be) and the manager can build a team by signing players or promoting from our youth system (a system which seems to be quite good now, it didn't used to be). A good manager would have come in with a competitive budget as compared to teams our size, good training facilities and some good young players to chose from. The only change that is required is that a proper manager is appointed! It is the fault of the board to take the lazy option and appoint Craig, Goodwin and Teale as the management team....hopefully something that will be fixed soon!
  23. 1 point
    Stevie88

    The Tommy Craig Must Go Thread

    Remember that night well, could be a repeat performance on the 22nd at New Douglas Park.
  24. 1 point
    The problem is much deeper than just a poor manager, the whole club is a disaster from top to bottom. We need a whole new outlook, new board, new manager and new players!I felt like stopping going when we got rid of Danny and denied him of a proper send off. All this was before TC was made manager. The board are as much to blame as anyone. Getting rid of the manager is only solving part of the problem not the complete answer
  25. 1 point
    HSS

    Next St Mirren Manager

    Not that Olive.Pervert.
  26. 1 point
    I only noticed when he got subbed.
  27. 1 point
    Isle Of Bute Saint

    The Tommy Craig Must Go Thread

    Don't practically like calling other posters a fool but that is just what you are with that post. Really can't be arsed going though your list. All I would say is are you an arm chair fan if not then you know very well who was acceptable and who was not. Surprised you are happy with Tommy Craig , each to their own I suppose.
  28. 1 point
    linwood buddie

    Next St Mirren Manager

    Or even Shish to go along with Donner.
  29. 1 point
    Would love to have been a fly on the wall of that dressing room after Saturdays game, the players must surely be turning on the management team by now. Kenny Mclean looked particularly frustrated at the end of the game I bet he wishes he’d took any offer he was given to go down south in the summer. Walked by Mcginn on my way out of the stadium as well and he looked pretty dejected.
  30. 1 point
    aldo_j

    A G M

    Wasn't Lennon on £70k? Bigger question would be what would happen to his coaching staff? Would Goodwin and Teale go? How would they react to being 'demoted' back to the playing squad? It's all a f**king mess!
  31. 1 point
    Seaside Nipper

    Next St Mirren Manager

    Give Limmy the gig. At least that way we'd know it was definitely dark and abstract comedy we were getting, instead of turning up not quite certain until the game starts.
  32. 1 point
    that's not why I blame kello ,I blame him because he had Kelly free and wasted about 6 seconds doing f**k all then lumped it into centre circle like he did all day ,(which Osman won all day )then ball comes straight back and with more piss poor defending (like most weeks thanks cheesy )they score ,,, also not seen anybody say anything about stevenston giving the finger to the saints fans when he was subbed ,everyone around dugout seen it apart from the one guy representing strathclydes finest ,,or sorry is it now police Scotland,,
  33. 1 point
    davidg

    Celtic Not Wearing Poppy's

    I think you're spot on..........
  34. 1 point
    whydowebother

    Increase Funding

    Aye , long term secure parking ? We have a big piece of land between 4 stands we're not using
  35. 1 point
    FTOF

    Next St Mirren Manager

    I'm not suggesting for one minute that he's going to be our new manager. I'm simply passing on some info that was relayed to me and stimulating a little debate.
  36. 1 point
    linwood buddie

    Next St Mirren Manager

    Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen. just need another 3 and we've got a team ,they can't do much worse than what we've got.
  37. 1 point
    Mid Calder Saint

    Next St Mirren Manager

    Tam M.Agreed.The first thing you do is make yourselves hard to beat.However our clueless manager doesn't seem to understand that.
  38. 1 point
    Tam M

    Next St Mirren Manager

    I think our problem is we can't sign decent players from lower leagues in England whilst other teams can. I would fancy Butcher. Yes he's a dick, but so was McPherson. He would make us hard to beat.
  39. 1 point
    SuperSaints 12

    Scott Fenwick

    Just signed for Hartlepool
  40. 1 point
    The time to change the manager is NOW.The Board got this appointment badly wrong and now have to face the subject. We have two weeks before the next league match.After Xmas is far two late given thr hectic schedule around that time.
  41. 1 point
    Hamilton play with a fire in their bellies , a sure sign that their young manager has a bright future in the game . As for us ? Apathy and trudging towards obscurity !
  42. 1 point
    Few people are blaming Kello for the goal which is a bit unfair IMO. He had it covered but Cheesy deflected the shot and it was too late to react. Edit - just watched it back, it actually took a couple of deflections on the way in.
  43. 1 point
    Won`t be there ` if Craig is still in charge
  44. 1 point
    we look more useless every week,today tommy just stands there no talking no advice ,while his 2 coaches one sitting in his living room with his slippers on and the other trying his hardest to hide on the park ,add this to a board of directors who don't want to be here either, we need leadership not some old guy playing football manager 14/15
  45. 1 point
    I can't believe his name is not butter.
  46. 1 point
    You'd have a point, if it hadn't been justifiable on every occasion !
  47. 1 point
    For the life of me I don't see the business logic in buying into a Scottish football club other than maybe Celtic, or if ever such a thing existed, a well run Rangers. There just isn't a logical business or financial argument other than massaging an ego. The ground isn't an asset to strip, and whilst the fan base is low and has the possibility to grow, it is fickle and prone to major fluctuations, as is the team! So it is perfectly understandable that the present owners can't find someone - there is really a very limited market out there and if anyone is tempted to buy into the likes of St Mirren they are doing it for egotistical reasons OR they are truly fans such as SG - whoever they are (including a community owned club) they are not going to throw money at the team, and neither are they going to make much money out of the club once they have 'invested'. Having said all that, I admire SG and his determination and luck in getting Saints to where they are today - if you just take a second to realise that the mess that Tesco are in today, where they are shedding sites they have bought or committed to, left, right and centre, it make you realise just how lucky we were in getting their money and commitment at the time. Believe me, there is no other retailer who would have paid that money or taken that chance on getting a planning consent on Love St. So hats off to SG for pulling that one off. I would hope SG can achieve a dignified and justifiable exit, he deserves it, but I'm sure it will continue to be a struggle.
  48. 1 point
    NeilPar72

    Next St Mirren Manager

    'Choice' suggests that other candidates were at least considered, our chairman admitted they were not. It was Danny out, Tommy straight in. If the Board had taken a period of time, considered other candidates and then came to the conclusion that Tommy was the man, then imo he would get a longer leash from fans. However they didn't, we have no idea who might've wanted to take over from Danny. He was just handed the job immediately, and that's what most don't understand. Id guess that plenty of folk with a better management record than Tommy Craig would have wanted the job. Sadly we will never know.
  49. 1 point
    2ounces?!That then means by definition you are doubly qualified! Go for it - spend some of your royalties from All Shook Up or Return to Sender.
  50. 1 point
    RickMcD

    The Tommy Craig Must Go Thread

    I take it you mean two fingers?
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