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  1. div

    #HelpABuddie

    We make a wee bit revenue on the site through the advertisements we run. It's not a massive amount but it does cover our hosting costs, and the licenses for the forum software etc.. There's a bit left over after those costs, so I've decided, on behalf of you lot who at the end of the day ensure the ads make money, to use that to donate to the Help A Buddie scheme. So today I've purchased 10 tickets to allow fellow buds in the community get along to a game they could not otherwise get to. This is probably the most difficult time to ask supporters to dig deep for even more money to support their club but I'd hope that some local Saints friendly businesses might step up and match us. If you do, then you can purchase the tickets here; https://www.stmirren.com/tickets.shtml
    20 points
  2. munoz

    Speculation Thread

    I'm not sure that would work- Jack Ross would just sign St Mirren players.
    18 points
  3. I'm really struggling with anti Jack Ross stuff. He done a fantastic job for St Mirren and got offered a job at Sunderland that if he hadn't taken he's have been a complete IDIOT ? He done a decent job and was inches away from the Championship where I think he would have got the momentum we had in his second season with us. He got Hibs to 3rd and into cup finals and then was disgracefully sacked IMO by Ron Gordon at the first bad run of form. Gordon's judgement from then has been spot on, NOT. He's taken over at United and has had a horrendous result in Holland that the whole club is so far struggling to get over. They will and will be fine. As for Tony Watt and his comments on JR, Watt was kicked out of Parkhead for his lack of professionalism and application. Jack Ross is a really decent manager and first class people manager. I've heard this also from 2 players I know who played under him. So I'm really not getting the anti JR stuff at all
    17 points
  4. Celtic and Rangers left in shade as two Scottish Premiership rivals among 'best run clubs' - Daily Record I'm sure everyone will join in with a well deserved round of applause for the people running our club.
    17 points
  5. I had the pleasure of meeting Keith at an awards on Friday where both our wife's were up for awards. I was totally shocked to see him there and my wife introduced us. I have to say Keith is a lovely, genuine down to earth bloke to take the time to talk to me. Said he was loving the work and the club. Said all the players and Robo are great guys after I spoke about communication I have had from Marcus and from Keanu for my son. He also said he will look out for us in April when my son will be mascot. Sent from my IN2023 using Tapatalk
    16 points
  6. Just home, my youngest boys 10/12 have been watching Saints for a few years now and recently Leeds Utd - they said ‘Watching Leeds beat Wolves and Chelsea was amazing, but watching St Mirren feels like our club’ Several players stopped to let the boys get a picture today which was also special for the boys and easier at Saints than an English club [emoji4]
    16 points
  7. guinness

    Leigh Griffiths

    If he signs and brings his girlfriends and children it will do wonders for our average gate.
    16 points
  8. TopCat

    Stephen Robinson

    God bless the boo boys Motherwell never sacked him, he resigned. Motherwell fans almost universally speak highly of them, finished third and got them to two cup finals. He's been doing pretty well at Morecambe, they are the smallest club in that league and still in with a good shout of survival. Having a read of their forum he seems to have the backing of their support. Knows the league and is a proven success in it. Has good managerial experience and a lot of contacts down south. Looks like a fantastic appointment to me!
    14 points
  9. Alex Grieve - Looks a player Alex Gogic - Looks a player Jordan Jones - Looks a player
    14 points
  10. faraway saint

    Leigh Griffiths

    FFS, outrageous comparing the two cases. You need to have a word with yourself, there's been some amount of utter shite posted about both players, but not comparable in any way.
    14 points
  11. Pathetic thread Can take his son to the football if he wants, watching our next opponents is pretty standard
    14 points
  12. I’m speechless. That’s the best performance I’ve seen from us in many a year. Every single player played their part. Almost impossible to pick out individual players, but I thought Strain was superb and the shift put in by Main and Ayunga up front was incredible.
    13 points
  13. Great team performance. We never stopped pressing United. Nearer the end, when we tired, we ended up sitting deeper, but we worked tirelessly to close them down. Ayunga was superb. Only thing missing was a goal. The turn that led to "superstar" Levitt getting booked was sublime. All three in midfield were brilliant. Baccus managed to reign it in after his booking without compromising his overall contribution. a very mature performance. Thought we defended extremely well against the pace of Middleton and the height of Fletcher/Mulgrew/Edwards. Carson, who is proving to be an excellent signing, had a faultless performance, and his save from Niskanen was outstanding. Looks like Robinson does know what he's doing and some of our excellent passing moves today were unlike anything I've seen from us for a long time.
    13 points
  14. djchapsticks

    Alex Grieve

    Absolute nonsense.
    13 points
  15. Morecambe fan here! As you can imagine, a great many of us south of the border are keeping a bit of an eye on what's going on at St Mirren. There is a certain element of schadenfreude about the situation - although to be clear this is directed entirely at Robinson and O'Carroll, and not at St Mirren fans! For the lowdown on Robinson with us - he came in at quite a difficult time. He only had three contracted players and essentially had to build a large amount of the squad from scratch. Not to mention he was starting a month behind most clubs due our play-off campaign. He recruited some decent players but there were unfortunately a couple of pretty key gaps - a big aerial centre back, a defensive midfielder and our goalkeepers were very poor. Started the season well, I think largely due to 'good vibes' following promotion and Cole Stockton being ridiculously good, but then around November/December the weaknesses began to catch up with us and our form and results took an absolute nosedive. Robinson generally blamed personnel (although he did admit responsibility for this in his recruitment) and in fairness to him, he wasn't wrong. Anthony O'Connor has been a good signing at the back but his centre back partners were incredible weak, and he had goalkeepers underperforming behind him. I thought the set-up of the team overall was good and we pressed very smartly and efficiently, but every time the opposition got into our final third it was always incredibly dangerous. Come January, Robinson absolutely sorted those problems out. Got a good keeper in Trevor Carson, a couple of good centre backs and a defensive midfielder to be used when called for. Suddenly, we looked far stronger as a team and even our attacking productivity even improved as well - guessing this was partly due to them having more confidence in our defence. Also helped that our two best attacking midfielders managed to shake off some injury troubles. Got a couple of great wins in January, and performances continued to be at a high standard into February. Despite results not going our way, a lot of this was due to bad luck, some bizarre circumstances and good goalkeeping/bad finishing. I'd cautiously predict that if Robinson had stayed, results would have started to turn in our favour a bit more often as the performances were there. So the irony is, he left just as he was beginning to sort things out and find a bit of a groove. Now he appears to be back at square one with St Mirren, albeit with a vastly higher salary! I'd say he is a good manager and worth giving time to, but results have gone to pot particularly drastically which is quite alarming. Not sure he's got much of a leg to stand on if you get relegated - although I'm not sure how likely this is as I'm not too clued up on the teams around you etc. Oh and an Obika update! He's just been incredibly unfortunate. Got a massive hamstring injury in pre-season which kept him out until the end of December, and then understandably took time to find a bit of mojo again. He's also playing second fiddle to Stockton, who is absolutely undroppable and has been incredible this season with 21 league goals.
    13 points
  16. div

    Stephen Robinson

    I think the club have come out of this last week very well. First of all we had the foresight to build a very decent compensation clause into Goody's contract - £250K is absolutely not to be sniffed at. They obviously knew Jim was going latter part of the week but even so to have appointed his successor 3 days after he officially left is pretty stellar work and they managed to keep Robinson's name quiet until the very last minute which again is very unlike us! To have ended up with a solid, experienced manager who has a proven track record of doing well in this division and getting to the latter stages of cup competitions with a similar sized club is excellent work. Robinson also has a history of bringing though young players and has had great success bringing players up from England and selling them on at a profit too. The appointment ticks every box and to have all of that AND £150K profit is just outstanding.
    13 points
  17. portmahomack saint

    Alex Grieve

    Think the first thing we should do is reimburse his travel expenses he paid out of his own pocket to come here... Not knowing when he'd get back home if things didn't work out for him... that takes a lot of balls and self confidence.. Get it sorted Tony
    13 points
  18. Always liked Gogic, although I accept he’s not everyone’s cup of tea Always liked Jones - especially with Killie (with Brophy et al) Greive is an unknown quantity but great to see a young lad doing well for us Three great signings, a great window for us - long may it continue !
    13 points
  19. Jury’s still out on Robinson though …..
    12 points
  20. munoz

    Jack Ross Must Go.

    Jack Ross gave us 2 of our most memorable seasons in recent times. For me he will always be remembered as a decent Saints boss.
    12 points
  21. Really enjoyable game last night, big range of emotions in the stands Pre match buzz was brilliant, popped into the Grosvenor party, bar was ridiculously busy so went to the Haymarket Bar instead. Fans mixed well, was all pretty friendly. The march to the ground was brilliant, police did a good job, think they were surprised by the numbers! First 20-25 minutes it seemed like the players couldn't get to grips with the Tynecastle pitch (which was in great condition tbf) At 2-0 down it looked bleak but to come back the way that we did was impressive. I enjoyed the style of play, passing on the deck and was great to see players keen to get on the ball - movement was good. The 2 goals were magnificent. Technique by Brophy to flick the ball into the net was only surpassed by Ronan's thunderbolt Biggest concern for me was how easily Hearts were able to cut through our defence and get to the by-line. Some basis errors made that could have been avoided. Won't single out individuals but we really need to improve in the full back areas and be more switched on. No complaints about the result, Hearts deserved their win.
    12 points
  22. Mr St Mirren. Been in his company a couple of times, never met anyone with such a positive attitude. I await.......
    12 points
  23. What a day yesterday and what a game. When my brother, my son and I got there, as usual my son wanted to go to the shop, so we did before heading round to the west stand. An older gentleman and his younger son standing at the ticket office asked me if I could help them out. They had been there for ages and they travelled up from Wales to come to the Saints game, but we're not Registered at the start of the season, so couldn't get tickets. They needed 3 as their friend was coming too. After speaking to them for a bit I happily helped them out being a season ticket holder. Tickets came to 96 quid and they gave me 120. They told me to keep the change for helping them and get my son something from the shop. I hope the 3 of them enjoyed it as much as the 3 of us did! I have to say that each game that goes by I am loving Ryan Strain. What a player he was. Hopefully he isn't too bad after having Jota (or Floppa as my son calls him for his falling over all the time) in his back pocket for big spells of the game. I have to say my favourite players to watch currently are Strain, Baccus and O'Hara. They work their socks off and love the Aussie rules bumps and blocking both Strain and Baccus were doing to noise them up too. Beautiful to see. Main had a great game again. I know not a prolific goal scorer, but he does so much under Robo that he didn't or couldn't under Jim's instructions. It is great to see him get some free kicks for him for a change too. My voice is very hoarse today. Sent from my IN2023 using Tapatalk
    11 points
  24. 11 points
  25. Wilbur

    Joe Shaugnessy

    Contrary to a few of the previous posts, I'll be disappointed if big Joe was to leave us in this transfer window. IMO he has been a standout player for us since he signed, with only a few shaky moments this season. He also represents a serious up-front option at dead balls or if we're chasing a game close to full-time. If true, we could live to regret letting him go.
    11 points
  26. Is Sue Denim the biggest twat to post on black and white army?
    11 points
  27. djchapsticks

    Come on Rangers

    No thank you. I got booted out of the Station Bar in 2003 for cheering Porto's 3rd goal in Seville, after reminding the barman that no I didn't have to support Celtic - it's supposed to be a f**king St. Mirren pub. I'll equally have streamers and whistles for an Eintracht Frankfurt win tomorrow. Never forget who these cunts are... they leave towns like Paisley, Renfrew, Erskine, Johnstone and all over Scotland every week to support a club that they know will bring success. They'll then laugh at you for supporting shitey wee St. Mirren despite growing up a mile or so from the ground....and that's the good ones. 90% couldn't find Ibrox if you dropped them a Bellahouston or Parkhead from the top end of Duke Street but will still try and talk to you about 'their' club as if they have more or equal a vested interest in Rangers or Celtic than you do in SMFC. So no, bigger picture or not, I wholeheartedly f**king reject any notion of either of these cuntish clubs being successful in Europe. Any other club, I'd be all for. Either of those two? Forget it.
    11 points
  28. ALBIONSAINT

    St Mirren Board

    I wonder if this would be a good thread to discuss a bugbear of mine? If there is anyone who has some influence to fix this issue It would be most appreciated. Since the start of this season i have noticed that the SMISA wall between the main stand and family stand has been very difficult to read due to vehicles being parked right up against the wall (see photo below from hearts game) This makes it very difficult to view the names and impossible if your a wheelchair user. Saints fans and there relatives from other parts of the world visit now and again and have difficulty viewing the wall. Come on Saints, are you saying that our car parks not big enough? these are the fans that dug deep to help out through out the years, show a bit of respect.
    11 points
  29. scam75

    Stephen Robinson

    Have to say it was looking like a shambles when the snake preferred his garden and Brown and Naismith were touted. They may well be top coaches in the long run but not what we need now. A guy that knows the league and got Well to 3rd and cup finals plus made them money, well done Saints. Also bold enough to buy him out his contract and allegedly make him highest paid boss ever, shows balls and makes him feel very wanted. Have a feeling this will turn out well for us. Also if you believe Fabrizio, we've spent 40% of the Goodwin compo getting this done so still quids in now with a manager who's achieved more then Goodwin in this league and in the dug out for Wednesday. Couldn't realistically have asked for more. Sent from my SM-G981B using Tapatalk
    11 points
  30. Very strange comments going around social media about if jack comes they want reassurances that he won’t just leave. he has every right to decide if he wants to move to a bigger club just like we have the right to punt him if he does a crap job. I like everyone else got annoyed when he was signing our players but that’s him doing his job what he’s paid to do I wouldn’t want him coming here knowing he could get a player in from his ex club that would improve us but deciding it’s not fair on them il just leave him. it’s pathetic from some fans imo. if Jim leaves and jack is the best option out there that wants the job it’s a no brainer get him in.
    11 points
  31. Big Dunne was outstanding , throws his weight about , is very quick , and has improved big time within a back four !
    11 points
  32. santaponsasaint

    Bob Earlie

    Former St.Mirren chairman has passed away. He was being treated in ward 7 were I work last year. All we talked about was St.Mirren. Lovely man. so sad RIP BOB. [emoji17] Sent from my SM-A526B using Tapatalk
    11 points
  33. munoz

    Tony Fitzpatrick Retiral

    A true legend for us. Hopefully we'll still see him about regularly in his role as ambassador. Thanks for all your efforts Tony.
    11 points
  34. The Boy’s Brigade?
    11 points
  35. 0-0 final score, what a performance, not a great watch but to a man the effort was immense. No real options on the bench, just the 11 who went out were asked to defend for almost the entire 90 minutes, and they did. (one late sub) Lyness and Shaughnessy probably deserve a mention but that performance required every man to do his bit. A point we never seen coming and very welcome after a worrying week. Also Goodwin deserves credit getting that from his players. Oh, elvis, dry yer eyes.
    11 points
  36. HSS

    Family Stand

    When they were given both ends the noise they created was loud as One end would try and out sing the other end and it worked,it was like football song tennis You couldn’t hear yourself think when they were in full flow I can’t believe any St Mirren fan wants to listen to that at a home game It’s so much better with only one stand 👏👏👏
    10 points
  37. I’m just still trying to work out how we managed to only win that game 2-1. What an improvement on last week. Special mention for Main. He really has upped his game. It’s not just that he’s starting to score some goals, it’s his all round play. In particular his touch and his hold up play are streets ahead of last season. Thought Erhahon was excellent today too. Finally, I was a wee bit worried when I saw Gallagher was out, but the goal aside we were really solid at the back. Testimony to the strength in depth of the squad. Another great day.
    10 points
  38. Brilliant win, Main was tremendous but what a shift from Baccus, an absolute engine. Up the saints!!!!
    10 points
  39. This is the sort of day when you begin to believe we will have a decent season. The game was murder to watch until we scored. I thought we were well off it and got sucked into a game dictated by Livingston. Referee was dire and bought every trick they brought and did nothing to protect our players. However, the goal, the missed penalty and then the winner so late in game was pure magic to watch. We don’t tend to get anything from these types of games . Tonight l am ecstatic.
    10 points
  40. Hendo

    Welcome Keanu Baccus

    There seems to be massive delays in processing visas. Foreign signings by other clubs have also not had theirs granted yet and aren't able to play for their clubs either. So, basically, it's the Tories fault, the kunts.
    10 points
  41. pod

    Speculation Thread

    10 points
  42. HSS

    Speculation Thread

    He will be remembered for the goal that relegated Hertz Lets leave it at that
    10 points
  43. Indeed there is nothing at all amiss about 'opinions' especially when it comes to football,, however they do need to be based on reality.... unlike Mr B 's. Allowing that much of what he implied about the team and its lack of urgency in recent times, yesterday the whole team clearly ate their Weetabix, took their vitamins and picked a lucky four-leaf clover en-route to the stadium, Main was a revelation, he ran, he harried, he tackled, he worked his socks off and had the best match in a St Mirren shirt ever, Grieve likewise kept at it for the whole game, and Kiltie and Ronnan, even Taite were excellent, , the whole team in fact were a class above where they have been recently. Now when I say a class above, I don't mean in quality although we showed improvement, but rather in work rate and consistency and application, not world class but way above Mr B's interpretation.
    10 points
  44. Bit early to speculate about next season however yesterday's formation and tactics shows promise. We were far more attacking than we have been all season. We got the ball up the pitch constantly with few pass backs. Only once that I can remember the ball ending up back at Alnwick when players ran out of ideas (and that was from Fraser). Getting rid of two wingers was also a great move. All season we have played with two wide men so wide they were rarely in the game; didn't support the midfield; and never got close enough to support the lone striker and usually hit hopeful crosses to the far corner flag. Yesterday we were hitting low balls into the box which are far, far more effective. And playing with one defensive midfielder and one creative central midfielder gave us more fight and thrust in the middle of the park with Ronan dictating play (contrary to what others say). And of course two strikers with Kiltie playing off them made us far more attacking and kept the ball up the park a lot more than usual. So the formation and tactics were a huge plus for me. A far more effective and entertaining way to play football. Just need the right players to carry it off next season.
    10 points
  45. No sure if it was mentioned, A big shout out to Richard Tait for his tackle inside the 6 yard box saved what looked like a certain goal, brilliant timing
    10 points
  46. Surely Joe Shaunessy has been our best signing in recent seasons.
    10 points
  47. Brilliant result for us, a whisker off a 5th place. Jordan Jones absolutely brilliant for us, not even fit yet and is going to get better and better. Joe Shaunghessy is a 10/10 every week for us, rarely has a bad game for us, a brilliant captain as well and we are lucky to have him. Enjoy your’e Saturday night lads.
    10 points
  48. truesaint

    Merry Christmas

    Hope you all have a safe and great xmas you bunch of losers. Draws are ok sometimes. 🤣
    10 points
  49. waldorf34

    St Mirren v Celtic

    Jay Henderson gets the plaudits. but I thought young Dylan Reid had a very disciplined game ,never out of place when required ,for a guy if only 16 it was a first class display of a holding midfielder.
    10 points
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