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  1. 8 points
    div

    Thommo

    I spoke to the club today regarding the rumours circulating online about Thommo's imminent retirement, and that he was "out for the whole season". Thommo started light running last week, and is stepping up his re-hab in stages. Groin holding up fine so far and everyone seems quite happy with how it's going. The Cheesy interview was a bit unfortunate, he meant that Thommo had been out for the whole season to date. No reason to be concerned at this stage about Thommo going for a permanent gig on Sportscene !
  2. 8 points
    linwood buddie

    Next St Mirren Manager

    So is Tommy Craig.
  3. 5 points
    Mid Calder Saint

    Thommo

    Div.Did you dare to mention that we fans all totally fed up with the apathy surrounding our beloved football club and that we desperately want a managerial change to take us in new direction since out current manager appears utterly and totally lost.
  4. 5 points
    Radar

    The Tommy Craig Must Go Thread

    After having heard the usual post match guff (inability to score/dominated possession etc) I took time to consider my views and not react while angry. I know everyone seems to blame the forwards for not scoring. But I have looked at TC's stats as a manager and as he has been a manager in his own right now for a total of 34 games not only has he only won 6 (at 17.65%) his teams have failed to score in 19 (55.88%) of them and kept only 4 (11.76%) clean sheets. I watched on Saturday and after a few minutes, I could not work out what formation we were meant to be playing. Schoolboy tactics totally down to the management team. I don't see how the BOD could expect anything other than what is happening and I don't blame TC, JG or GT got accepting the jobs. They need to clear out now. TC nneds to go before we are cut adrift and his assistants can go as well. They are not contributing anything tactically. JG has let us down to many times. I have defended him through thick and thin but enough is enough. as for GT, his play on Saturday can be best described as lazy. When he got the ball, if he was under any pressure he put it straight back to whoever have it to him. If he has space he just knocked it into emply space to pass the buck. As i said lazy play. In the circumstances, we needed our most experienced player to want the ball and to make things happen not hide. They can all go, When Motherwell get their new manager, there will be at least another 49 to choose from. Even Thommo as a modern thinker, eloquent speaker and having played at the top recently would be (have been) a better punt with goodwill and credibility with the support. How about David Longwell (now fully qualified) as his 1st team coach. At lease a "Cheap" option with potential, qualifications and credibility.
  5. 5 points
    Didn't even notice Stevenson was playing tbh.
  6. 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.
  7. 4 points
    Callum Gilhooley

    Thommo

    Dont worry , we`ll get an update soon on the regular Brian Caldwell bulletins.
  8. 4 points
    Flareybob

    The Tommy Craig Must Go Thread

    I hope he goes today, the board need to react now, do they not realise that the fans are fed up with the woeful excuses from Tommy Craig. More fans will boycott games, the club will lose money,if they want to sell the club then get a new manager in place at the moment with TC in charge it's like trying to sell a car without a steering wheel, no-one would buy it. Tommy is the worst manager I have ever seen in 46 years of supporting St Mirren.
  9. 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
  10. 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!
  11. 4 points
    The way i see it is. To get tommy out fans are going to have to do 1 of two things 1) mass boycott probably the Scottish cup game where it will hurt the board more as it will be all ticket. 2) a petition demanding tommy craigs resignation. If the majority of season ticket holders sign it then the board would have to take notice. One thing for sure is something has to change the football is dire and there is no fight in the team and thats the most worrying thing.
  12. 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.
  13. 3 points
    Ian and Billy. There is no doubt Campbell does s decent job of that there is no doubt.However my wife have only attended hospitality once at the new ground and frankly I was disappointed.I preferred it at Love Street when Sally did the meals.The real problem is we should have a properly qualified Markerting Director to explore all the commercial possibilities of our lovely new stadium.Campbell would of course remain part of that team.In the meantime we are all agreed we require immediately a new Football Manager with sound ideas to ensure our Premiership status.
  14. 3 points
    spankin_panda

    Thommo

    It's aww Cheesey's fault... f**ksake cheesey! Haha joking
  15. 3 points
    foxbar_bud

    The Tommy Craig Must Go Thread

    Ive not missed a home game since the opener in 2000/01 against Killie, in that time ive seen worse squads than this one, (Pretty much all of Coughlans reign) and not once under DL or GM would i have considered not going to a home game but i wont be paying to watch us v inverness. My reasons are simple, The board have took the lazy, piss poor option to appoint Craig as manager with no thoughts to the fans. TC was always going to be a shite appointment, hes been a failure every time hes tried to be a manager and he was going to be a failure for us. The board should have advertised and interviewed for the position like 99% of clubs do. I have no idea why they appointed Craig, with Coughlan, we were a first div club and had to pay off a manager with a meaty contract so there was an acceptable cost based reason for appointing Coughlan. They have also (incredibly) gave Goodwin and Teale, 2 year playing/coaching contracts, Gary Teale is, IMO, finished and his injury record last year is another reason why it was ridiculous to give him a 2 year deal. Goodwin i can see why they gave him a 2 year deal, i dont agree with it but i can see the point. We didnt have the cost reason for appointing Craig this time, we could have let him go with Danny and started afresh which makes me believe it was nothing more than laziness from the board. And thats before i talk about his signings........
  16. 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.
  17. 3 points
    Poor shout that Billy.Campbell has been working his backside off for years for this club and as the licence holder he is present at weddings,funerals,birthday parties,sportsmans dinners etc and every corporate,annual dinner,youth development dinner.Theres lots more going on inside our club that the average fan does not see and i find it ridiculous that once again one of our own is targeted by a section of our support.I have been at various corporate days and dinners and will be at this weekends youth dinner and this is partly down to the terrific job Campbell and his staff carry out.We,re all frustrated by events on the park this season but dont take it out on the people working hard to keep our club at the top end of the hospitality market in the SPFL.
  18. 3 points
    Tom Hendrie.. after 1 great season the fans were screaming for his head.. John Coughlin.. virtually from the start the fans were screaming for his head.. Gus Macpherson.. hated by many, eventually most fans were screaming for his head.. Danny Lennon.. Good guy brought success, but in the end at least half were screaming for his head.. Tommy Craig... see John Coughlin.. When are the fans of this club going to wake up and smell the coffee, what up and coming manager with ambition is going to come to us, what manager with any credibility in the game would want to manage us, this job is a career killer, our BOD would shite it to employ any manager with serious ambitions... Its been nearly 5 years since we signed a recognised centre half, WTF is that all about.... We'll be rid of Tommy fairly soon but those who think they'll see a big improvement are living on cloud cuckoo land Until the BOD leave, this club is going nowhere but down.. Poor Tommy he should never have been given the job in the first place, but what was SG excuse for getting rid of Danny (I feel our club should have the ambition to make the top 6) so he give the job to Tommy and cuts the budget, No wonder more and more of our fans just cant be fcuking arsed anymore...
  19. 3 points
    Not buying this at all. Motherwell and killie are just like us but never get relegated. They have been in dreadful financial messes yet still stay up. No way should a club with the facilities we have be going down. It is poor management that will cause this from the top to the bottom. Look at this league and see how bad some of the teams are and watch us ? How have we become so poor but also why are we sitting back accepting it it cannot and should not be allowed to happen. We can still stay up but drastic action is needed and the fans will need to do something or this great club could be back in division one for a decade or maybe more
  20. 3 points
    Callum Gilhooley

    Could Anyone Do Any Better

    In answer to the topic title..... Yes.
  21. 3 points
    aber 87

    The Tommy Craig Must Go Thread

    We can't score goals the numpty says in interview after game. You signed 3 strikers, all duds, you brought back Thommo too early and worsened his injury. Please you useless nonentity please leave
  22. 3 points
    I think people criticising Celtic FC are falling into a trap. Lets face it the soldiers who lost their lives in WWW2 especially were fighting to preserve the kind of freedoms in UK society that allows individuals and organisations the right to hold their own opinion. Anyone trying to brow beat others into wearing a poppy are doing almost as much a disservice to the servicemen we remember as those arseholes amongst the Celtic support who chose to sing and shout abuse rather than respecting other people's right to remembrance. I read James McCleans letter to the Wigan fans as he explained the reasons why he refused to wear a poppy. I guess many others would have done too and it was hard really to castigate him for his opinion. He's from Derry, the scene of Sunday Bloody Sunday. I can understand why some from there might feel that the fact that we remember all fallen servicemen and not just the ones who died in the first and second world wars may seem distasteful to them. McCleans opinion is not one I share, but I respect his right to hold a different opinion from me, and to his credit he stood silently and respected the two minute silence prior to Wigans match yesterday afternoon too. Where Celtic have scored an own goal in my opinion is once again in the behaviour of their fans. It would be good if either the authorities or Celtic FC themselves could come out and make a statement about their lack of respect for the opinion of others but I doubt that will happen while fans of other clubs fail to respect Celtic FC's right to hold a differing opinion.
  23. 2 points
    Greetings fellow buds. Inspired by the season long thread about Leicester City I'm going to use this thread to blog about my other footballing love Tranmere Rovers. Those of you who know me will already know that at 18 I left home to move to liverpool to attend Uni - 26 years later I've just not made it back! I'm lucky my folks still stay localish and now as a proud dad to a wonderful lad I've installed him into the Saints way much to his mothers dismay ! Anyway I digress - on arrival in Liverpool in 1988/89 I spent most of that season trying to cure my football addiction by attending both Anfield and Goodison watching both the reds and blues of merseyside - back in the day you could turn up and pay a fiver and stand on the Kop or Gladys Street End. Both the liverpool and Everton teams of the day were packed full of quality and many Scottish internationals played for both teams. However as the season went in I never really felt part of it- I was used to turning up to love street - standing in the same bit of the ground - seeing the same faces and feeling part of "something" I was used to crowds of 4000 so 40000 in the Liverpool or Everton grounds was alien to me at this point I didn't even know Tranmere Rovers existed ! One of the lads I played footy with at college came from a place called "the Wirral" only a short Mersey ferry ride or train journey away - he was a tranmere fab and encouraged me to go and watch them in the old Division 4 . The reason I'm going to blog throughout the season about tranmere - my memories and experiences watching them home and away is because last weekend tranmere sacked their manager and are currently rock bottom of the football leagues Feel free to post comments - get involved or just read along as hopefully throughout the remainder of the season starting getting some results and climb the league and don't drop out into non league obscurity like Chester City - Wrexham - and Stockport - all local tranmere rivals .
  24. 2 points
    Dear God, you are speaking of almost every manager in the UK who has been promoted at least once in their career. The Peter Principle states that "every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence," and that "In time, every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out its duties." The more I rose in my chosen profession they were there to see at all levels, and I probably include myself at the end before I retired although I tend to think that apathy and incredulity at those I saw coming into the organisation played a part in my "who gives a shit" attitude.
  25. 2 points
    Genuine question. What is the difference between Fans Council and SMISA? Would we not be better with just one more powerful fans voice group?
  26. 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!
  27. 2 points
    Far too sensible my Simpson's cartoon appreciating forum friend, far too sensible. Are you sure this forum is for you?
  28. 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.
  29. 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 ..............
  30. 2 points
    One thing I did notice while watching some of the game on Alba, the crowd-or rather lack of it - in the main stand. Regardless of the foul weather, this is testament to the drivel being served up by the players. I have absolutely no intention of going to any more matches under this current regime and the sooner more take this view, the sooner change must happen. How any of the board who appointed Craig in the first place can look themselves in the mirror defies explanation. Any normal person would be acutely embarrassed at having - yet again - made a disastrous mistake in appointing someone so incompetent, and i can actually understand their reluctance to admit their mistake and do something about it. In the meantime, one point from 21 and yet another game without scoring. Yes, those English non league players are doing a fine job for you Tommy. Your disrespect for Scottish football and StMirren fans knows no boundaries. Keep it up and you will soon be able to go and watch Celtic on a regular basis again. Just please leave my club to someone who has even a basic grasp of football.
  31. 2 points
    He's clearly forgotten about Wallace, Grieg and Le Guen
  32. 2 points
    we cant continue to use Goodwin as a yardstick for every misdemeanour. He is at least partially responsible for the position he is now in looking at this case on it's own merits, it as petty as hell
  33. 2 points
    You're correct dave, it is petty..........BUT........what would the reaction have been if Goodwin had given the Thistle fans the finger?Be honest now dave,Santa is watching.
  34. 2 points
    ball marwood and Caldwell put together couldn't lace one of his boots
  35. 2 points
    TPAFKATS

    Celtic Not Wearing Poppy's

    WOW! Dicko in reasonably sensible post shocker!
  36. 2 points
    zebrakid

    Increase Funding

    No Airline would be associated with a club in freefall
  37. 2 points
    What play off,if he stays it's rock bottom His interview yesterday says it all His poor me act,injuries and not scoring goals Injuries mostly picked up at training Not scoring goals he signed 3 strikers Just leave please,you ain't up to it and can't change things Your management record says it all and you can't put that down all to bad luck
  38. 2 points
    I do not feel sorry for Tommy at all. I he had an ounce of decency, he would walk away realising he is not upto it. He's clinging on , irrespective of how bad he is doing , if he won't make the decision, the board should.
  39. 2 points
    Lizard King

    The Tommy Craig Must Go Thread

    Time for Tommy to go - quick sticks. 1 point in 21 at home? Ridiculous. It's getting to the point where the fans are going to vote with their feet and I must admit if my choice is golf membership or renewing my ST next year then there is currently a clear leader...it's just not in the slightest bit enjoyable any more. The team is utterly shite, the managers tactics (does he have any?) are woeful and the players spend most of the game hiding. To be honest I sympathise with Tommy as he should never been offered the job in the first place and for that our tight arse board can hang their heads in shame. It was a pathetic decision to appoint him. What are Gilmour and co thinking? Do they fancy our chances in a playoff against Rangers or Hearts? They need to act NOW because if we go down we'll stay there. And let's face it, as it stands we will be going down.
  40. 2 points
    I suggest the Black Death or some locusts.
  41. 1 point
    What's wrong with that?
  42. 1 point
    Mid Calder Saint

    The Tommy Craig Must Go Thread

    Well we should tell him to stay at home and just let Longwell take charge in the meantime. Couldn't possibly do any worse. You know I watch a lot of football.You see coaches on the sidelines trying their best to get their team going taking notes etc.All Craig does is drift around his area usually with his hands in his pockets occasionally looking up at the Main Stand grabbing his bottled water but hardly ever giving instruction or motivating.His time is surely up.
  43. 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,
  44. 1 point
    Tam M

    The Tommy Craig Must Go Thread

    Why was he offered a contract is mine.
  45. 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.
  46. 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!
  47. 1 point
    stevenw05

    Could Anyone Do Any Better

    The players brought in were never good enough even the Man City boys are not as good as the Newcastle connection. Take his coat kick him in the baws put him on the 64 with his bus pass and make sure he never darkens our door again. He will not turn this around with his ability as a Manager so get a decent guy in and give him a chance to get looking at players to bring in.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 1 point
    Sonny

    Billy Mehmet

    Naw , nothing wrong with my eyesight. I see players now playing for us that lack basic professional skills. Mehmet isn't Messi but this is a thread about Mehmet and whether he would improve the team. Damn right he would be better than several now that we are stuck with that show no sign of improvement.
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