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  1. I've not read the full way through this thread, though in short for me, what has cost us, is:

    1. failing to take advantage of all of those home games in February, including the 2 games in-hand over everyone else around us. Top 6 should have been wrapped up by end of February.
    2. Secondly, tactically at times, the manager has got it wrong and has never really shouldered the blame for that. The Accies game at the weekend i felt Goody tried to deflect the blame on the referee when he should have admittedly held his hands up that his decisions in the second half cost us three points and not the referee
    3. Lack of strikers been made available the last couple of months due to injury.

  2. 21 hours ago, Swiss_Saint said:

    So hes a decent player at SPL level which happens to be our level but you are not bothered if he left but you like Obika (so do I by the way) who is a decent squad player and yet Mcal's potential is greater than Obikas.

    I guess its all about opinions but for me he is a good player to have in the squad and well worth keeping

    There is a very decent player in there. We have seen it before his move to Derby and in his season on loan. If he can re-find that form, we have a very good asset on our hands. Form is temporary, talent is permanent as they say.


  3. 1 hour ago, faraway saint said:

    See below. 

     

    I dislocated shoulder can take a few months to recover from. Just as we hit a good bit of form again, we lose a few key players. 

    Hopefully big Quaner is not too far away from a return to give us another option further up the field.


  4. On 2/6/2021 at 6:47 PM, norrie82 said:

    Great turnaround in our season by the lads now let’s deal these lads in and make sure they aren’t picked off for a nominal fee from Hibs and the like. Let’s hope the board are already well down the line with the lads out of contract this year. Obika, Durmus, Connolly and for me if it takes three players wages get Jake Doyle Hayes signed up if we can. When he’s on it we’re on it. Lads different class. 
     

    I personally think the club may wait till we get to a certain number of points on the table,  that are based on previous seasons as safe enough to finish above bottom two. I don't think we are too far away from that and could possibly had said amount of points by end of Feb if we take advantage of the amount of home fixtures we have. 


  5. 2 hours ago, Ethan said:

    Totally agree we need this lad on a longer deal.

    Caused every team problems we have came up against. Very few players can match his pace and his determination to keep the ball. 
    He has been a huge asset and adds something we have not had for quite sometime. 

    The assist last night was a great example of what he is capable of on his day. 


  6. 20 hours ago, alansaint said:

     

    Did we negotiate a sell on when selling him to Ross County? Seems seal done around £300,000 to Sunderland. I would hope we have a 50% sell on or at least 30% like meatball.

     

    I think we did have some sort of sell on from what I remember. May not be huge, though they are selling him for around 10x what they paid us for him.

    Could easily help pay towards a players wage till end of season


  7. 23 hours ago, kevo_smfc said:

    It's clear Flynn and Foley are not in the managers long-term plans. It's as if he wants to try and build a team that will lead into next season and both Flynn and Foley are not part of that plan. 

    I believe that if it were not for Flynns injury, he would have been in the starting lineup from the off, though as the manager tries to now build a team with pace and Flynn, who was covering a now occupied right back role, it would be difficult to bring him back in and expect it to click. I do however think he is a useful player to have in our squad for the remainder of the season.

    If Foley goes this window, you would think Sheron should also be called back to Fleetwood too surely, unless we don't have a terminate of loan clause in place. He's almost the forgotten man.

    I will eat my words. What a sensational performance last night. Did not look out of place after being out so long. I'd keep him in the starting lineup for Saturday. 


  8. 9 hours ago, djchapsticks said:

    It wouldn't be if we can get someone better in.

    His 34 year old legs simply couldn't adapt to the enforced 5 month break from football and he came back a much lesser player.

    It's clear Flynn and Foley are not in the managers long-term plans. It's as if he wants to try and build a team that will lead into next season and both Flynn and Foley are not part of that plan. 

    I believe that if it were not for Flynns injury, he would have been in the starting lineup from the off, though as the manager tries to now build a team with pace and Flynn, who was covering a now occupied right back role, it would be difficult to bring him back in and expect it to click. I do however think he is a useful player to have in our squad for the remainder of the season.

    If Foley goes this window, you would think Sheron should also be called back to Fleetwood too surely, unless we don't have a terminate of loan clause in place. He's almost the forgotten man.


  9. 4 hours ago, Ronnie said:

    Why do I need to wait until he has kicked a ball for us???

    Erwin was Ross County's 4th choice striker for a reason and me judging his lack of ability before he signed was 100% spot on due to me seeing him play plenty in this same league.

    Brophy is exactly the same 2 goals this season down to Kilmarnock's 3rd or 4th choice striker why is that???

    He is playing the same teams in the same league just with a different strip on so think it's pretty easy to judge him on that.

    If he proves me wrong it's a win-win situation you all get to gloat, Probably winning more games if he is scoring goals.

    The Kilmarnock fans who see him every week think its fuc###g hilarious we are paying more wages than Aberdeen and Hibs to get him.
     

    Turned down a contract extension and fell down the pecking order as a result.

    They can't be seeing him every week if he is 3rd or 4th choice? He was doing a decent job of scoring goals for them prior to this season.


  10. I think we have a squad that is finally starting to click with the changes and additions we have made.

    Doyle-Hayes and Erhahon are keeping other really good players out of the team with their solid defensive and playmaking in the middle of the park.

    Connolly has given us that pace we lacked and has been a complete menace to opposition

    Durmus' return on the other side

    A recognised left-back in Mason

    Taits freedom to bomb forward

    *McGrath's freedom to play behind the striker and cause a goal threat

    Every single player is keeping their place on merit and the dropping of other players has been completely justified with a few just been unlucky to good form.

    We have an even better chance of reaching the final now than we did back in 2013. 

    I am so proud of the team and have to credit Jim for turning this around on a magnificent run, where he could have potentially been on a shaky peg previously. Players now starting to gel has given me hope that we can finish the season strong with the addition of another striker.

     


  11. 19 hours ago, santaponsasaint said:

    I never said the kibble done anything. Your reading between the lines and coming up with your own answer. For my own reason I said I wasn't happy with them being involved. Never once did I say they were up to anything illegal. Or anything else. And yes I'm totally against plastic pitch being installed at SMP.

     

    I'm sure that rumour was quashed over on Twitter by someone involved at the club in some capacity.


  12. 13 minutes ago, Bud the Baker said:

    Possibly coincidental but the club's annual financial report is normally sent out to shareholders towards the end of November, I enquired about it being overdue yesterday and was told the club was unsure when it would be made available - ties in with us (our auditors) noticing something wrong & telling the polis. 

    That was my thoughts too. I'd imagine from the timing of the Kibble involvement tail end of last year, this is their first involvement with the annual accounts, so it may have been flagged during that process. 

    The club must not trust anyone if they have had to make it public themselves so they can avoid speculation. 


  13. 13 hours ago, spankin_panda said:

    Aye, fair point. 
    probably not. To be honest, midfield we have cover, bigger concern is CB. I assume Foley will cover or even move Tait into defence. 
    Foley not quite been up to last seasons standards though. 

    Marcus Fraser has played centre half many of times. With Tait and Mason available now for both left back and right back, Fraser can cover in central area.


  14. The first half was a walk in the park though Hopkin played a blinder second half. We were in such a comfortable mindset with them sitting back first half, we didn't know how to handle them sitting so high in the second half.  

    There is no point of having so many attackers on at once if we can't even put away one shot on target.


  15. 3 minutes ago, Bud the Baker said:

    Bumpety, bump, bump, bump!

    Mucho dissatisfaction amongst Accies fans over Rice. escalting after the last two results, obviously of interest to us as we are once again in a relegation dogfight with them... 

    I'd say its far too early to call, though on current form, we really need to start picking up points fast. That game in-hand against them could reveal a lot.


  16. On 11/5/2020 at 1:05 PM, God of war said:

    Your only concern? 🤣🤣🤣pass that on to the coaching staff then...im sure they are worried you are concerned? What do you know about the players fitness athers dont🤣🤣

    If you had listened to JG's comments during the week, he had said some players had only been able to minor training in the house over last couple of weeks which is obviously not ideal. That's where that came from.


  17. I really don't see the issue with Tony releasing the statement. 

    If people want to use a platform and their profile to spout nonsense about other clubs, then expect said clubs to stick up for themselves. 

    Will be interesting to see MR's views when the shoes on the other foot and Motherwell have positive cases within their squad.

    To honestly think the club would go out their way to make stuff up to cancel a game, when there are consequences involved including the team being weakened for this weekends game against a club closer to us in the table.

    Reading on Twitter, its very possible that players picked up the virus whilst playing against Killie earlier in the month, then again it could have been from a household member.


  18. With all due respect, we needed cover in defence and we have now got one. Saves us probably from relying on one of our midfielders dropping  into  defence when we are short. Still, folk raging as per usual.  

    For anyone bringing up Jack Baird into conversation, he is 25 years old and he was beyond that 'potential' stage. We now have  a  19 year old who Jim  obviously trusts to come in when ready. We  have had plenty of success from players coming in to defence at this age, with Scott Cuthbert, Kirk Broadfoot  (17) and Dummett to name a few.


  19. This is how I look at it. Kyle is out of contract next summer and can sign a pre-contract with a club from January. We receive a development fee of around 200-300k.

    Club were holding out hope they could get him to sign a new deal, though as soon as Hibs submitted their first and second bids, Kyle as reports say, he was keen to speak to Hibs. As soon as a player does that he has made it clear that he sees his future elsewhere.

    I can't see the club selling for any less than dev fee unless there was a hefty sell-on fee included.

    I also believe that the club will already have targets that may have been prepped for January we may approach now.

    Players have to take a chance when it comes, it's a short career and anything can happen. Moving to a top 4 club under a man he can trust and work well with. I really do wish him well and like Jack Ross and Paul McGinn, I hold no grudges.


  20. 1 hour ago, santaponsasaint said:
    1 hour ago, djchapsticks said:
    Bid accepted and currently in Edinburgh getting a medical according to the usually reliable Scott Burns.

    If true think that will be the end of my St.Mirren watching time. Disgraceful.

    From what is reported Gary, when Kyle knew interest from Hibs was there after a couple of bids were rejected, he was keen to speak to JR about a move. When a player makes noises about a move and is stalling on a contract thats been offered by our club, there is not much more you can do. It's a decent move for him and with being out for say what 9 months and already been out for a length period before that in his career, that move may not come around again any time soon. 

    Look at McAllister, we actually sold him with a re-occurring injury. Derby tidied that up, he never reached the heights and he's back with us not any fitter, or the player he looked like being.


  21. My stream went blurry with about 15/20 mins left in the game and I couldn't get it fixed with even logging out and back in. I eventually gave up as I'd lost interest in the game anyways. I'm not sure if part of it is due to not being able to attend games, though I just feel fed up this season already with what I've been watching. 


    If it wasn't for the sentimental connection with Goody, I think more fans would be making noise over the performances. It can't take the first quarter of the season to work out a formula surely. I give credit for the effort against Celtic, though its been followed up with unacceptable performances.


    It's all good and well trying to make yourself difficult to beat (it's not worked so far dropping points), though we need to do something in the final third. Too many passengers getting a show in every week. 

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