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  1. 28 minutes ago, beyond our ken said:

    Motherwell are still most likely to progress, you can't run a schedule of matches on some maybes.  They can always rearrange after the weekend if the chance arises

    No chance they will rearrange with four days notice. Like every match, it'd be much better for both sets of fans to have it played on a Saturday afternoon. All they had to do was wait till Monday when they'd have had their pick of pretty much every mid week in the next two months if one team got through at the weekend. 

  2. 41 minutes ago, stlucifer said:

    Looking back at their goal I think, though Gogic was one of our better players, he got caught flat footed in that instance. Fraser couldn't go in full bodied as he was already on a yellow. Maybe another central defender would have been more switched on. I honestly don't understand why we're wasting Gogic's talents in the middle of the back 3.

    I do agree, Gogic is essentially keeping Gallagher out the team at centre half just now. Madness, does anyone think Alex is a better defender than Dec? I bet Gogic himself doesn't even think that. 

  3. On 2/5/2023 at 9:39 AM, stlucifer said:

    Very poor fair yesterday. In fact we've been pretty poor for a while now. This has been coming. Deserved the defeat,.... Just. Hibs were dreadful too. Their goal scorer was the shiny part of the sh!te on show.

    Not one shot on target. Absolutely howling at set pieces. Our strikers showing very little but they didn't get many chances to shine. Main had one long shot just off target. Apart from that. HEE haw.

    I know he isn't alone in being well below par but Grieve hasn't really even started since he came back from his sad trip home. Unfortunately Watt looks unready for a start.

    I'm now fearing a right spanking at Darkhead. I think my grandson will disown me for letting him talk me into getting tickets!

    It was a fairly similar game as the one Dundee. In the sense we huffed and puffed without really creating a clear cut chance or testing their keeper for the whole match. The only difference was that Hibs have better players than Dundee and punished us accordingly. 

    I actually thought we went downhill rapidly when Grieve went off for Watt. Grieve wasn't playing well in an attacking sense, but what he was doing was buzzing around the Hibs back line and putting them under pressure so they couldn't play out from the back. Watt doesn't do that kind of hard work, and the Hibs goal came from them picking up one of our many hoofed long balls, playing it out from the back, and isolating Youan against Fraser. 

  4. Yeah been a cracking signing. Was carrying an injury for much of last season but I still felt the treatment he got from the boo boys was OTT and he had a few decent performances. He's fully fit now and getting a run in the team and it's paying dividends. Before the Motherwell game he had three goals all season, he's doubled that tally in the last two games. If he can add goals to his game he won't be with us much longer. 

  5. 2 hours ago, Cookie Monster said:

    St Mirren have spent recently hundreds of thousands of pounds upgrading the facilities at Ralston. Wouldn’t it have been wiser to look at the availability of the surrounding area before spending the money.

    Or was someone aware of Kibble’s interest and try and set up a conflict that is non existent.

    Is it really hundreds of thousands on an upgrade? man alive. How many hundreds of thousands?

  6. We've had plenty of draws up there over the years. Indeed we have got draws up there in three of the last four seasons, the only season we got nothing since promotion was the curtailed COVID season where we only played there once. A draw would be a great result here of course.

    Wins have been much harder to come by. The only one this century was the 0-1 in 2011 with a Gareth Wardlaw scored a bicycle kick to keep us in the league. Although we did win a penalty shoot out at Pittodrie on way to league cup glory in 2012. 

  7. 47 minutes ago, TPAFKA Jersey 2 said:

    One last point. Can you point out the post where I insinuated you’d said something factually incorrect?
    As you well know, that was not accusation I was making. So using that as your “defence” is a wee bit……to use your favourite word……..bizarre! 😀

    When did I say you said I had said something factually correct? We've agreed with each other throughout. You've argued with yourself when you made up that I said crowds weren't good, but apart from that 🤷‍♂️

  8. 4 minutes ago, TPAFKA Jersey 2 said:

    Righty Ho China.

    I’ve said everything I need to say on this matter and have zero additional time to drag this into a semantics debate with a stubborn, negative article like your good self. 
    Have a nice day 👍

    Who'd have thought such an obvious statement such as 'Covid had an impact on crowds' would have led us down this bizarre path 😆

  9. 6 minutes ago, TPAFKA Jersey 2 said:

    So we agree that you pedantically latched onto one (irrelevant in the wider positive context of the stats) aspect of the figures, for the sole purpose of putting a negative spin on a good news story. Glad we sorted that out.

    And I also agree that you “never once said the crowds weren’t good”, but rather crucially you never once said they were good either. 

    I think we’ve cleared all this up. 👍

    I don't see that as pedantic at all. A more relevant comparison would have been the last season with no COVID impact at all, which was 2018/2019, which i'm sure would show an increase and be a much more relevant comparison. The only negativity here is coming from you 😁 If you're going to argue with stuff I didn't say then you'd be aswell arguing with yourself... All you've done over the last few posts is agree with me 🤏

  10. 1 minute ago, TPAFKA Jersey 2 said:

    No, I’m saying that even an idiot can see that this season’s crowds are better than anything we’ve had for years (long before Covid). Therefore, still a good news story that you are desperately trying to dumb down as usual. 

    So, we agree with each other that COVID has been a factor over the last three seasons, good. What you've done here is invent me saying something that I haven't said, and argued with that. I never once said the crowds weren't good. I simply said comparing that comparing it with the COVID seasons wasn't a relevant comparison. 

  11. 8 minutes ago, Cookie Monster said:

    As you can see there is a 1,2&3 on the right hand side. If the OP had included the notes it may have helped.

    The SLO had used pre covid fixtures and as kilmarnock weren't in the league used their last games at the SMISA Stadium for comparison.

    Think I got that all correct.

    Even if that is the case, it doesn't take into account the understandable reluctance people still had around COVID last year. We were in the midst of a large wave in Christmas 2021 and crowds all over the country were affected as a result.

  12. 2 hours ago, Ronnie said:

    I see Robinson's Motherwell press conference a couple of hours ago he said that Brophy move was a financial one(basically forced on him)and expects more departures before window ends.

    Did the club not state that the 1.6 million loss was going to be balanced by end of this season??? Why now so desperate to raise funds then??? now we have Robinson more than once highlighting how skint we are and hinting that our players can go for whatever anybody wants them for something not quite right.

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    Heard that, worrying. Basically he's saying our squad is going to be weaker in February than it was in December. We are currently 7th which is what has been budgeted for... let's hope a weaker squad doesn't have us finishing below budget. 

  13. On 1/22/2023 at 8:18 PM, Ronnie said:

    Motherwell are one of a number of teams who according to their fans are having a terrible season but in reality they aren't that far behind us.

    They are however going through a poor run too so hopefully we can scrape one of our one goal wins to get back to winning ways.

    I said on another post January February schedule is busy for all teams but we have to get a few wins during this period with the home games we have as our last 3 games pre split are Hearts and Rangers away and Killie at home could be 1 point from 9 last 3 matches to not make top 6.


    Funny you should say that, i was just talking to an aberdeen and hibs fan this morning who are both in utter despair at how their seasons are going. Both say its the worst team they've had for years and both of them think their managers should and will be sacked. Both of them are above us in the league.

    I assume Motherwell will have seen the Dundee game last week. If they play that style we won't score, infact we will struggle to create a chance. Hopefully they come out and attack us a bit and leave us room to counter, but I fear we will be in for yet another turgid grind.


  14. 14 hours ago, norrie82 said:

    So the guy has returned from the World Cup and his form maybe it’s as good. He is probably allowed a little dip wouldn’t you think? I’d be looking for a fair bit more than 400k that’s for sure 

    Don't think he was that great before the WC either tbh. I wouldn't say he's been our best midfielder this season, I'd give that to O'Hara. I wouldn't even say he's been our best Australian this season, i'd give that to Strain. If anyone wants to give us £400k for him we should absolutely take it. 

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