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Everything posted by northstbuddie

  1. For the second time this season, we have the chance to go third in the league - albeit after this week's European results, it appears that the SPL is of a second if not third rate standard. Getting back to this afternoon, I have an awful feeling that a draw will be the best we can get - given that Kilmarnock will probably set up similar to ourselves and will be difficult to score against.
  2. And if we had lost today - we would be 7th instead of 3rd. A day to remember - not since the days of Jim Clunie have we sat in such a dizzy height in the top league.
  3. Was fortunate/unfortunate enough to be on the Island of Gigha while this minor miracle was taking place. The good news was I had an excellent G4 signal and was able to keep in touch as it all happened. Surely one of the most memorable results/performances in most of our lifetimes. Congratulations to all the players and management team for making this all possible.
  4. I wish I had been wrong. We are still leaking goals at the back and are punchless up front. However, the midfield is better than we are used to. The reality of where we are at present is struggling to survive in the top flight unless we show a sustained improvement at the back and up front.
  5. That's a strong looking lineup and based on recent form we should win all 3 points. However - this is St Mirren and unless SR can make a difference, past experience dictates a 3-0 defeat. I know Elvis at least will agree with me.
  6. I agree with all these comments regarding our narrow style of play. However I don't think it's so much a weakness on the players' part, rather how they are being coached. I have a seat reasonably close to the dugout and have noticed SR direct the players to take up this shape and to allow the opposition's wide men this room to begin yet another attack. However, it is difficult to criticise at the moment since we are seeing a reasonable level of success in terms of points won, but like others, I am fearful of what could happen against some of the better teams.
  7. Great team performance and, as other have pointed out, we should have scored 4 - although Hibs had possibly 2 or 3 good scoring chances themselves. Defence was very solid although I can't understand why we allow the opposition's wide men far too much room to set up attacks week after week.
  8. And Erhahon does the "John McGinn' bit and picks out the early pass.
  9. What a day to be up in Lewis - no wifi or mobile signal until 4.30pm. However it has been a joy to read this forum for a change.
  10. If we had any sense we would be aiming not to get into the top six or qualifying for Europe based on tonight's and previous years' experience in Europe.
  11. A bit early in the season to be getting too despondent. Ayunga and Olusanya could come good in the goal-scoring front. As has already been pointed out Main showed a significant improvement in form after SR arrived. Brophy is probably our most proven and potent striker - but unfortunately is unfit/injured for most of the season. Our midfield is probably stronger than it was last season (aside from goal scoring potential) - although would love to see Gogic return and Scott Allan arrive. Surely it's worth a gamble. Defensively we are looking dodgy at the moment and Tanser (like Brophy) is injury prone. However, we should be doing better with the players we have available. Without collecting points we have at least shown promise of better things to come - although there are a lot of 'ifs' and 'buts' in this hope.
  12. BBC pundits making the point we were the only team to lose comfortably this afternoon. With a run like this I don't see our fortunes changing next week against Ross County. And then it's squeaky bum time after just 3 league games.
  13. Looks like last week's performance against Motherwell could be the highlight of the season.
  14. Why 'instead of'? I would suggest 'in addition to'. I am amazed and disgusted at the regular negative postings on here regarding young Erhahon. He has been our top performer so far this season by some considerable margin. However, I do agree our midfield looks a bit powder puff without Gogic (and O'Hara).
  15. If there is any basis for the DR report, what will be St Mirren's likely response to Motherwell? And if (as would be likely) it is 'help yourself' - where should we look for a new manager?
  16. We are normally at our most generous when playing deflated teams as past experience has shown.. A convincing win would be great but that is not the St Mirren way of doing things.
  17. Going against the flow and my own gut feelings, but this might be our year - IF the players play to their full potential; IF SR can get the best out of what's available just as we saw a marked improvement in the performance in Curtis Main at the end of last season; IF we get the rub of the green; IF we avoid major injury worries; IF Jay Henderson gets the chance to show his quality on the right wing; and IF the support get behind the team in large numbers from the start.
  18. Now nicely set up for the team humiliated 3-0 by Sligo to start their rehabilitation against our leaky defence on Sunday.
  19. Threads like this should be censored. Apart from being nonsensical, it's hardly going to help support the players who are representing/playing for St Mirren. This is a prime example of the evils of social media.
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