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  1. 12 points
    When Stubbs was appointed I was, overall, ok with it, remembering we are not fecking Real Madrid. The results, so far have been disappointing, no real argument there. It's VERY early and the attempts by a few to dig about for any negative they can find is an embarrassment. Those of us who have been on the forum for a while will not be surprised, the amount of wallopers who see their "view" as more important than the success of the club. I sincerely hope Stubbs has a successful season, for the good of the club...................and to point and laugh at the people who have been so quick to hope he fails.
  2. 10 points
    17/03/13

    Welcome Matty Willock

    Fantastic signing. As I follow ManUtd, I've seen this lad play a number of times for the reserves on MUTV. Great big athletic lad who likes to carry the ball forward. He is also a threat from headers via set-pieces.
  3. 7 points
    munoz

    Stubbsy Says...........Goodbye

    It seems to me some people's dislike of Stubbs is just that- a dislike of Stubbs. It's the only reason I can think of that could make someone judge a manager in a new job before a ball is kicked (league), and when a much needed rebuilding job is not yet completed. Managers used to get 1 or 2 years to build a team before they got judged, now it seems it's 1 or 2 games.
  4. 7 points
    Maboza

    Did we sign anyone today?

    Seems not. https://www.stmirren.com/news/club/all-news/2033-willock-joins-saints-on-loan You can move on to the next thing to moan about now.
  5. 6 points
    Buffs

    Gary Anderson 9 Dart Finish.

    Check out @OfficialPDC’s Tweet: A 9 Dart finish is still one of the best things to watch in sport. I know, darts is a sport.
  6. 6 points
    magnus

    Stubbsy Says...........Goodbye

    I really like Alan Stubbs every time I hear him speak and then go right off him on match day. I am going to cool my jets for a bit because I genuinely believe the big guy is going to get it right.
  7. 6 points
    magnus

    Stubbsy Says...........Goodbye

    Agreed. Excellent press conference. Articulate, compassionate, respectful and open. First class.
  8. 5 points
    FTOF

    Stubbsy Says...........Goodbye

    We could win the premiership and there would still be individuals with views that they want to air, which would undermine the team/manager/club etc. Christ, even last year when we were miles ahead, people were bad mouthing the chairman, the manager and some of our players. It seems to be the way of the world nowadays.
  9. 5 points
    buddies1877

    4 told they can leave

    Div “Club has agreement with the press guys that they get first dibs at publishing information given out at any presser, which is entirely fair since that's who they are for! Publication online earlier today was just an admin error, nothing sinister. Will be published again tomorrow!” You can keep your knickers on now the MAJOR problem is averted
  10. 5 points
    Wendy Saintss

    Welcome Matty Willock

    Looks like a great signing. Look forward to the comments from the fans who had a meltdown over Ian McShane being told he can go. [emoji23]
  11. 5 points
    faraway saint

    Welcome Matty Willock

    Are you back on board the Stubbs bus or are you waiting to see what other people say?
  12. 5 points
    As someone who has been critical of Stubbs in the last fortnight, I was heartened by this afternoon's press conference, and even by Stubbs raising the issue of MacKenzie and Eckersley's absence and maintaining they both have achilllies injuries. For me it was enough to hear him say that even though he has told them they can find other clubs he would still have liked to have used them in the league cup group stages. I'll be offline for most of the next week, so if we win and there are no positive comments with me eating my words I've not gone into hiding!
  13. 5 points
    Wendy Saintss

    Speculation Thread

    The “damage” has been losing Lewis Morgan. Minus Lewis Morgan, we had a mid table Championship squad. Attempting to turn what was left into a decent Premiership side was always going to be a struggle.
  14. 5 points
    Dibbles old paperboy

    John McGinn

    The club doesn't let contracts run down for promising young players. John McGinn and Kenny McLean and Lewis Morgan all signed up for a few years and in some cases extended their contracts 2 or 3 times. Jack Baird had his contract extended under Gary Teale (May 2015) and Jack Ross (May 2017, and January 2018). Kyle Magennis has extended his contract three times since breaking into the first team in October 2016, signing an extension in December 2016 and in May 2017 and again in June 2018. Jason Naismith signed two contract extensions in May and November 2013, Sean Kelly signed a 2-year extension a few months after his debut and was released when his contract expired. There comes a point where young players who are being tipped to move to bigger clubs don't want to sign further extensions when they are offered them, as a transfer fee can put medium-sized clubs off or force them to wait until the player can sign a PCA or leave for a development fee. Most of our younger players who have begun to shine after a few games in the first team have been offered improved contracts and contract extensions. One month after making his competitive debut for us John McGinn signed a new 3-year contract until the summer of 2015 when he left after his contract ran out. After two games with the first team, Kenny McLean signed a contract extension in October 2010 which kept him contracted until the summer of 2014. That summer he signed a further 2-year extension although Aberdeen signed him at the end of the January 2015 transfer window. Lewis Morgan made his debut under Tommy Craig in September 2014, and made 8 appearances that season and at the end of it signed a 2-year contract extension, and then signed a further 1-year extension when Alex Rae was manager. Stevie Mallan made his debut in November 2014 and signed a 3-year extension in January 2015.
  15. 4 points
    Isle Of Bute Saint

    Welcome Matty Willock

    Welcome to the club Matty
  16. 4 points
    Soctty

    Welcome Matty Willock

    I didn't want Stubbs as manager - what's the big deal in admitting it? It doesn't mean I don't want him to very well as Saints manager, cos that would be mental. Also doesn't mean he won't get my full backing, which he will. No big deal.
  17. 4 points
    Hopefully a good signing. Good luck Matty.
  18. 4 points
    ford prefect

    Did we sign anyone today?

    Why are some people desperately hoping that we finish bottom this season with a record low number of points? Yes it's been a shaky post season, but we don't know what is going to happen. Can't we just wait and see before destroying keyboards battering out nonsense on a forum. We might very well be crap this season but can we just calm down a bit?
  19. 4 points
    Maboza

    Did we sign anyone today?

    I see a few folk on twitter ready for a meltdown because his wiki said he’s 5ft 8 and Stubbs has said he’s 6ft 1 or so. Turns out Stubbs is right. Folk really need to get a grip and take a look at themselves. It’s turning into a tidal wave of unnecessary negativity - waiting to pounce at any and every opp to have a go at Stubbs. Sad days.
  20. 4 points
    renfrew

    4 told they can leave

    How had this thread manage to go from 4 players being told they can leave to the ability of Neil Lennon as a manager ? Let all get back to the real subject of the thread.
  21. 4 points
    pod

    Photographs of The Past and Present

    On the left hand side was a great wee toy shop called Variety Store. (or something to that effect). Used to get my Airfix models in there.
  22. 4 points
    djchapsticks

    Speculation Thread

    See the Record doesn't think much of our targets.
  23. 3 points
    Callum Gilhooley

    Sir Alex on the mend

    Great to see this message from Sir Alex https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44971222
  24. 3 points
    pozbaird

    Welcome Matty Willock

    Haven’t seen any of his. Up there with Ron Jeremy and Big John Holmes stuff?
  25. 3 points
    Stubbs must have known the budget and what he had to work with before he accepted the job. Stubbs will be judged after a quarter of the season has gone. By that time he should have his his own squad and results will determine whether he is getting it right. As long as we are not rock bottom at that time which no clubs usually are should anyone be talking about replacing him IMO. As for anyone giving abuse to any of our players during a game is shocking. How anyone thinks abusing our own player during a game would make them perform better it has the opposite effect. If people feel a player is not good enough it should be discussed on forums like this or in the pub after games.
  26. 3 points
    Dave The Buddie

    4 told they can leave

    Well with the signing of Willock I don’t thing we will see McShane again in a St Mirren jersey. Forever grateful for his contributions last season.
  27. 3 points
    Julian Banjos

    Welcome Matty Willock

    JR said we'd need more physicality in the Premiership. Dare I say it, I think Willock would be his kind of signing. On top of that, a good sign that we've seemingly persuaded him to come to us rather than return to St Johnstone.
  28. 3 points
    faraway saint

    Stubbsy Says...........Goodbye

    Tragic but true.
  29. 3 points
    ford prefect

    Did we sign anyone today?

    The negative attitude of some folk is incredible. Is there a Stubbs must go thread yet? You'd think folk would have learned after the tick tock fiasco
  30. 3 points
    faraway saint

    Welcome Matty Willock

    You don't really understand that the shite you post is there for all to see, do you?
  31. 3 points
    Hambud

    Stubbsy Says...........Goodbye

    Top Man Jimbo might get changed to Fake News Jimbo.
  32. 3 points
    TPAFKATS

    Did we sign anyone today?

    Today we have a signing [emoji122][emoji122][emoji122]
  33. 3 points
    John Gotti

    Speculation Thread

    Green. Seemed a jolly big lad.
  34. 3 points
    ged62

    4 told they can leave

    Who gives a flying f*ck for Neil Lennon, I don’t [emoji6]
  35. 3 points
    Just to balance this up- and its called humour- Some on here should try it
  36. 3 points
    DougJamie

    4 told they can leave

    As Bolton demonstrated with us, they are still a club in crisis. Lennon had no chance, he also got Tic to CL last 16 twice , guy is good manager and I would happily have him as ours
  37. 3 points
    Magic Monkey

    Speculation Thread

    S'ok, I wasn't doubting you, just making shit jokes
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  41. 3 points
    nedflanders123

    4 told they can leave

    4 wins out of 37 and left with them 11 points adrift. Aye right. I am aware of the financial problems he had to bear but fantastic job?
  42. 2 points
    Rando Calrissian

    Welcome Matty Willock

    Yah to be fair in that picture he does look like he's added some bulk to his frame; I didn't see him play since he wasn't with United's U23s much last season, and he's obviously improved his physique a bit. I remember he has good technique and likes to go forward, but was very 'leggy' when he was playing for the 18s, ran with the ball a lot and had a good shot on him, but I don't remember him being a particularly powerful player. And I didn't mean to say all of that initial post to suggest he's a bad signing or not a good player, I think he'll be fine should handle the level of play in the SPL, especially after his experience at St. Johnstone.
  43. 2 points
    Mate most of my posts are in support of Alan Studs. One of the last posts I made was the board should support Stubbs by brining in players it's in my history. But will Stayaway Saint quote that ? NO chance . I spend money on Saints like most of us on here does Stayaway ? not a chance it's not too difficult for him to get to games. The excuse St Mirren fans shout abuse at players. That proves he has not been in a long time. Anyway each to their own but don't come on and point the finger when he does not commit of other fans who do go and commit
  44. 2 points
    buddies1877

    4 told they can leave

    So why mention the press conference then[emoji849] The issue is st Mirren “fans” trying to constantly stir up conspiracies against Stubbs It’s hardly a major problem if Stubbs told 4 players they are free to find new clubs he’s not the 1st and certainly won’t be the last manager to do that if he believes he can have a better alternative in place he will live with that decision if it pays off or not. 2 off they 4 player have already been given the opportunity to impress I’m sure it won’t come to much of a shock to any St Mirren fan that the possibility of Mackenzie and eckersley being injured might be true. Maybe eckersley might be the one that’s got the issues and causing problems refusing to play because he holds a grudge against Stubbs for releasing him at hibs another conspiracy theory some could run with but I very much doubt that they have their own agenda against Stubbs already. I don’t care for the guessing at what’s going on I care that Stubbs puts a decent squad together this season and we stay up playing some nice football in the process would be good also.
  45. 2 points
    I have just bought a book called "Lifted Over The Turnstiles" 250 pages and pictures of Scottish Football Ground in the Black & White Era. Printed by DC Thomson Media (The Sunday Post) Cost £16 and that was including delivery and written by Steven Finan. Having my 1st look at it and it should help me to name the grounds that shull keep putting up For old farts who can remember the old grounds, I would say it looked well worth the money the wife paid to get it for me
  46. 2 points
    FTOF

    Speculation Thread

    Rush are shite.
  47. 2 points
    Wendy Saintss

    Speculation Thread

    Don’t agree with that. Loan players tend to have more investment in their careers than ageing permanent signings for example. We’ve had successful young loans in the past, Charlie Adam, Graham Carey, Scott Cuthbert, Paul McGowan, Cammy Smith, Liam Smith.
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    shull

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    Only 2 Scottish Clubs played this week and they done us proud.
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