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  1. 10 points
    Sunday story time... Been supporting the Saints for as long as I can remember first match was against hibs at love street 90/91 think we lost 1-0, started going to the games regularly at school, first away match down at Stranraer, I recall spewing upon arrival after the journey on the coach and winedy roads. Paid £5 to sit on the grass behind the goal, 2-2 last minute overhead kick equaliser for us. 2000 season back in the prem, unbeaten after the split but still went down, we signed that young lad from Coventry opposed to Ronaldinho 😂, down the sliders again for another 6 seasons, promotion, few seasons there and the final that shall not be mentioned. St mirrens day, 35 of us went to Hampden, me and the whole office, no one made it in to work on the Monday 🐼🐼, then the disaster from Lennon leaving the 8 managers that followed and almost relegation to 3rd tier. Ross revival what a season, and through to now a few blips along the way but 2 semis and league safety. I’m almost 40 now, been to finals, league triumphs and relegations. One thing is missing from this story... Europe. I was 5/6 last time we played and more interested with button moon than St Mirren. Anyone that says this doesn’t matter, it does. as a lifelong fan I want to travel away wherever we go and welcome any team minnows, or not, to St Mirren park. Hopefully covid permitting we could get a good few jolly’s away, and let’s face it the £3/4M that comes with it would be nice. Fingers crossed for today COYS 🐼🐼🐼
  2. 9 points
    If we are hurting, can you imagine how the players and management feel right now? For many of the younger players they will may never experience a cup final in their career, never mind winning a major honour. You only need to look at our cup winning sides of 1987 and 2013 to see who won anything major in their careers. Gary Teale and Paul Dummett both played at a very high level in England but have only won one major honour in their career. For all the money they earned, the only major medal they have to show is the one they got at Saints. Paul Lambert and Ian Ferguson of ‘87 fame were the exceptions by going on to win further honours. We had Saints teams in the late 70s and early 80s who were head and shoulders above the 87 and 13 teams. Those were tough times as Saints fans and players dealing with incompetent refs in semi finals. Players like Billy Stark, Lex Richardson, Billy Thompson, Iain Munro, Dougie Somner, Jackie Copland, Ian Scanlon, Frank McAvennie, Steve Clarke and co all deserved to win a major trophy with Saints. Sometimes you need a bit of luck to succeed. Today the luck favoured St Johnstone, as we had some of the best opportunities today and Collum was the ref. It’s easy to point the finger at missed chances, poor substitutions, etc, but it was down to small margins today as to why we lost. On another day, those chances go in and we would have all been celebrating. Only a few seasons ago we were down to the last game away to Hibs facing League 1 football for the first time in our history. We rode our luck in the United play-off game and Hearts last season. Let’s try and find some positives. Our day will come in the future. When it does we can celebrate once again.
  3. 9 points
    Subbing Tait just after they had introduced a left winger was naivety beyond belief . They were so strapped on the bench today that introducing a winger , either Middleton or Conway , was likely to be their only tactical change , yet we get suckered by it and concede from Middleton's cross within 4 minutes !
  4. 9 points
    munoz

    Contracts

    Marcus Fraser has signed an extension till 2023. Good news. https://www.stmirren.com/all-news/3978-marcus-fraser-agrees-contract-extension
  5. 8 points
    Slash

    Our Manager

    I think some people need to realise that this is Jim’s first full time post. He is still relatively inexperienced managing a fairly young squad. With a bit of luck we could easily have beaten a more experienced St Johnstone side to both top 6 and the Scottish cup final. Slim margins. Hopefully next year we can improve when we can all get the chance for some happy days out at Hampden. COYS.
  6. 8 points
    TPAFKA Jersey 2

    Contracts

    Aye and maybe he could pull his socks up properly and make sure he wears fancier boots. If he can do all these things I’d give him a new deal. Honestly, with the absolute paucity of any genuine mercurial ability in our squad at the moment, how anyone would consider not giving this guy a contract is beyond me. He might not be the finished article but he’s more than good enough for us.
  7. 8 points
    Im with Jim on this if someone had said at seasons start 2 national cup semi finals and just missing out on top 6. I would have taken that another summer and add to what we have top 6 and more cup runs will follow. Half the so called St Mirren fans on here have all became the new Pep Guardiola these players will always been inconsistent thats why they are playing for us.
  8. 8 points
    ontariosaint

    Dummet strikes again

    Sorry you are probably right but I was just so excited...It's a SIGN
  9. 7 points
    faraway saint

    Kilmarnock V Saints

    Got to give everyone, players and manager, some credit. Who would have thought, at 2-0 down, we'd have got a point? Lot's of positives, along with the negatives. Decent watch TBH.
  10. 7 points
    FTOF

    Contracts

    Good bit of business.
  11. 7 points
    faraway saint

    Contracts

    Agreed, steady, what we need. 👍
  12. 6 points
    truesaint

    Estate Agents

    I am an ex director of an estate agency. PM the details of the property and I will sort you out. Basically you need the flat presented in its best possible condition and get the best photos you can using lighting and angles. Put together an attractive but honest description. List it on property portals at midday on a friday to try and get early weekend traffic to build up interest which can lead to either a quick sale or gathered interest. Your property views on portals drops by 40% after 3 days and another 20% after 7 days. There is a sound selling process which most estate agents don't adhere to. I have sold hundreds of properties throughout glasgow and paisley but mainly west end glasgow. I will give you an honest appraisal and see if I can get you a discounted home report if you don't already have one. Presentation, productive marketing, putting on the portals at the right time and negotiation based on information and interest and the only key elements to selling a property. If anyone else tells you anything different they are lying.
  13. 6 points
    ICC

    St Mirren Academy

  14. 6 points
    Whatever happens today, Durmus has been outstanding.
  15. 6 points
    Because of a fantastic save. He did absolutely nothing wrong.
  16. 6 points
    Fraser, Flynn, Obika, Brophy and Connolly all return from injury for Sunday according to Jim. Great news and we will have a full bench!
  17. 5 points
    kevo_smfc

    Contracts

    For me, Connolly last night showed some magnificent signs of what he is capable of and is certainly worth a new contract. His delivery was much better and he assisted two goals off the bench.
  18. 5 points
    JJ McG

    Kilmarnock V Saints

    Pity Connolly is leaving at the end of the season, he had more to offer than we actually got to see.
  19. 5 points
    faraway saint

    Kilmarnock V Saints

    2-2, get in ya beauty.
  20. 5 points
    cambiebud

    Our Manager

    Utter nonsense bud
  21. 5 points
    I get the less disappointing bit! It’s not that it wasn’t disappointing, course it was but the players created enough chance that on a different day they might have won, which wasn’t the case against livi in the league cup. St. Johnstone’s form over the last two months also meant rightly they were big favourites.
  22. 5 points
    Slash

    Colts

    The other top flight clubs should get together and reinstate a reserve league. The best way for youth academy graduates to improve is by playing alongside and against older first team professionals who may be coming back from injury. When Scotland was producing good talent and qualifying on a regular basis in major tournaments we had reserve team football that up and coming players could learn their trade.
  23. 5 points
    How in the name of f**k was Sunday an “embarrassing semi final”? Grow up ya big wean. You remind me of myself after a defeat when I was 12. I wouldn’t waste my time responding to GoW on anything or Elvis on this type of thing, but you at least present yourself as a serious poster. Get a grip FFS.
  24. 5 points
    I am absolutely baffled that Erhahon is the target for so much angst on here. I don't see anything that the guy is doing wrong to be honest and in a straight choice between him and JDH for the role we are trying to fill, I'd have Erhahon every single time.
  25. 5 points
    Absolutely gutted like the rest of you. The chances we missed today are a real sore one. St Johnstone we’re quicker and stronger today, but other than Jack’s wonder save from a the header and the opener, all the Fakes chances were from range. We missed better chances and that’s why we’re all greetin into our beers. Fine margins. Some of the long runs that the Fakes made from their own half unchallenged were hard to watch. We definitely need more bite and and legs in the middle for next season. Looks like big Jon, possibly McGrath (if we get a decent offer), JDH, Connolly, Flynn (massive talent but body starting to pack in) and Durmus could be ofski. We need to try and try and keep Durmus. Thought he was excellent today, but needs to play further forward in front of a back 4. Jim needs to lift the team and do everything in his power to get 7th. Could be the difference between 2 new players in prize money. The one silver lining is we don’t need to panic about rushing through our UEFA licence now.
  26. 5 points
    On my tenth Guinness- not working for me.
  27. 5 points
    If we’d been knocked out of the two semis by The Rangers or Celtic I’d agree but to fail to make the final against the fakes and livi feels more disappointing because of the relative sizes of the clubs involved.
  28. 5 points
    faraway saint

    Contracts

    FFS!
  29. 5 points
    linwood buddie

    Contracts

    He’s done well for us so good to have a bit longer.
  30. 4 points
    Dear Oaksoft, please make your mind up. [emoji1787]
  31. 4 points
    Clearly not a buddie Half day was Tuesday and Friarshall was open Sundays
  32. 4 points
    TPAFKA Jersey 2

    Our Manager

    Happy clappers = Folk who realise it’s unlikely we’re going to sign M’Bappe. 🤣 What a shambles of a thread. 🤣
  33. 4 points
    Or were there only 36 games in a season back then and we've actually played a game more. Also, prior to 1994 (I think) it was only 2 points for a win, so not really directly comparable.
  34. 4 points
    Sonny

    Kilmarnock V Saints

    Cammy and Connolly made a big difference when they came on. Cammy being direct with some great passing and Dylan getting some decent and low crosses into the box. Hope he can teach his team mates that high crosses are pish.
  35. 4 points
    abersgonnygetye

    Kilmarnock V Saints

    Hamilton down...good riddance.
  36. 4 points
    magnus

    Kilmarnock V Saints

    Burke is a cracking player.
  37. 4 points
    DougJamie

    Kilmarnock V Saints

    Funny, a lot have said in the past, wouldn't it be great to get a boring season for once, well this season has been far from that on all fronts of league and cups.... however with 2 games to go its become pretty meaningless in the great scheme of things... I don't even think I have seen a "must win" on here since October, when we were bottom, COVID ed up to the eye balls, sanctions pending and then actioned, then retracted..... Jim and the players have received a lot of plaudits this season, in taking us from fodder to the edge of something special, but it looks like we just aren't good enough yet, to make that next step, and hopefully that's what our BOD are reflecting on... We will back in our seats in August, seeing at first hand the whole picture, and I have confidence that Jim will again plunder the Emerald Isle and with success, but this time Jim ,find a goal scorer, maybe even Lafferty will be up for grabs, because with a talisman like that, fit in mind and body we really could be a Top 6 team. We have good pace, but midfield for me has been a concern, good in the channels , but poor driving us forward, ala Steve Davis.... or even better, a fit Flynn, the carrot is there now for 4th or 5th in the league = Potential millions, and Livi and Fakes are the bar we need to achieve.... So I do hope we dump Killie out tonight, County beat Accies , and we then welcome Hearts and Dundee back, with fans, grass and history.
  38. 4 points
    Yeah totally agree, don't think I've seen Flynn play badly for us in a long time, if the problem was issues over his fitness he shouldn't have been on the bench in the first place...
  39. 4 points
    I’m firmly in the belief that it was a clear penalty in the first half on two counts. 1. The ball was heading into the far corner and the outstretched arm deflected this away from the target. 2. The follow through on Dennis was a clear foul regardless of the ball going. Compare this non award with the one Collum gave against us in the League Cup Semi against Celtic in 2013. The shot was going off target as Goodwin went to block. Had we taken the lead today at that point in the game I believe we would have gone on to win. Had VAR been in use, up steps Jamie McGrath. Basically Collum the Incompetent f**ked up once again. He had a clear view of the hand ball and the follow through kick on Dennis.
  40. 4 points
    TPAFKA Jersey 2

    The Politics Thread

    It really hasn’t though Oaky. That’s the thing. Anyone who pays the slightest attention to any of my posts on this topic will know I’m an avid supporter of Scottish independence. However, the constituency vote share for pro independence parties was still less than 50%. That it not a majority, let alone a substantial majority. After the emotional effort invested by so many in 2014, I have ZERO appetite for another referendum until polls show an actual clear majority in favour. Another defeat is frankly unthinkable.
  41. 4 points
    Have a few more for me as I can't due to working early tomorrow. [emoji24]
  42. 4 points
    Nope. We need central midfielders. That's where the lack of creativity is coming from. We have plenty of people who can score. We're not supplying them with decent opportunities.
  43. 4 points
    I think the biggest disappointment about today was that £3m European carrot. Don’t think it’ll make a huge difference to where Hibs are likely to finish next season, but for teams like us and St. Johnstone it’s a proper game changer. If St. J win the cup and use some of that money efficiently, it could seal them a guaranteed top 6 spot next season.
  44. 4 points
    Really sore one to take but if any positives, it further highlights the areas we need to strengthen for next season.
  45. 4 points
    Beaten by the better team, no excuses. Tait off, game change. Midfield, non-existent. Erhahon, lost school boy, offered nothing. The End.
  46. 4 points
    Sometimes you just have to admit defeat to a better side. Dont think we bottled it.
  47. 4 points
    VAR would have given that as a penalty
  48. 4 points
    2nd Covid Jab at 1.15.... Game 2.15... Second half 3.15... Totally pished 4.15..... Dead 5.15....
  49. 4 points
    These lads n lassies do a magnificent job.
  50. 4 points
    Cookie Monster

    The Politics Thread

    I'm sure there's a better poll, with the results just getting finalised this now. That I'd be more inclined like most to think is a truer reflection on independence. [emoji1022]󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 ETA. Just noticed this was about having a vote tomorrow. Nobody I know of is saying have one tomorrow. [emoji1787]
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