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TopCat

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  1. Pretty slim chance of us over taking Livi, even if we win here. Given they have a much better GD and are three points ahead, we would need to win this and better their result on the last day, and they’re at home to Dundee while we are away at Aberdeen. As anyone who seen Dundee play on Saturday will know, Livi are very likely to get three points in that game… However, 8th place and finishing above Hibs and Aberdeen is still on the cards. We will likely need six points to get 8th, while four points will be enough for 9th. Can Robbo avoid defeat to someone who isn’t in the bottom two for the first time in his tenure? Four games between the teams this season; three draws and a Saints win. Livingston haven’t won in Paisley since 2018, when a certain Alan Stubbs was in charge. Main is out, so that should be a straight swap for Brophy. Can’t see any other changes to the team that won at the weekend. 1-1
  2. I suspect it is on the table, i also don't think he will sign it. If he continues his performance levels and/or plays for NZ at the world cup he's going to get a load of much bigger contract offers in January. If they don't come, sign our extension then. Signing ours just now might be a small pay rise for a few months, but will put an obstacle in the way for bigger deals next year. If he is considering signing it he needs a new agent
  3. He's been a cracking find and another great signing by the club. You can't expect much when you sign a player from the amateurs, but he's proven he's more than up to it at this level. In the home win against St Johnstone he sets up the first (won the penalty) and scores the winner, in the away win against St Johnstone he set up the winner, and in the home win against Dundee he scores the first. Absolutely huge contributions to the cause and I have the fear around where we would be without them. We'd do well to get him signed up on a longer deal, but if i was his agent i'd be advising him to sign nothing till the new year and i suspect that is what he will do. Might aswell have a look at what PCA's get offered in January, and if there's none you fancy can always sign with again with St Mirren then.
  4. If you're happy with regression, fair enough, it's not for anyone to tell a fan what is or isn't good enough in their eyes. Personally i want to see progression, like we have had previously. Our last manager takes over a team who finishes 11th, we get 9th in his first season, 7th in his second season and he leaves us in 6th. Year on year progress where we consistently and sustainably climbed the league. Also progress in the cups, we went from zero semi finals in eight years to two in a row, and there were plenty of youngsters developed along the way. Robinson has already said he wants to take the team forward and top six and europe is his aim, which is perfectly reasonable given the position of the team when he arrived. He won't be happy with taking the team backwards to 10th, and neither will I.
  5. Doesn't seem that long ago he was on trial with us, sure he played a couple of friendlies.
  6. TopCat

    Alex Gogic

    Gogic now saying he would be open to staying in Scotland. Sign him up Robbo!
  7. Shame we don't get to give him a proper send off. He correctly swept up at the player of the year awards the other night, what a signing he was. As i've said before he is one of the best Saints players i've seen in 30 years, he was a real joy to watch.
  8. Jones was a huge disappointment. Zero goals in the league, zero assists in the league. Dud. Ronan on the other hand...
  9. Ridiculous kick off time given the distance, 12 noon on a Sunday? FFS. Had the fear this game was going to be crucial and i'd feel obliged to go. Thankfully it isn't, and as a result I won't be there. Fair play to any buddies getting up at the crack of dawn on a Sunday morning to make that journey for an end of season kick about.
  10. He has the most assists in the team this year, and he's a defender who has missed large chunks of the season.
  11. Obika was a fantastic signing, 12 goals in his first season - which was cut short by COVID - was a superb return and one none of our current strikers will match over a full season. Last season and this season he's had major fitness issues however, and he's about to turn 32. I fear he is past it so i don't think we should sign him again.
  12. There were no other contenders. If we had got him before our first game instead of the end of August i think our season may have gone a bit differently...
  13. Difference there of course that Malky was employed in the summer, not February. But yeah I would give him longer than the first quarter. For me if we are in the bottom three at Christmas (or it becomes clear we are going to be) then he should be sacked. If not, then carry on to the end of the season.
  14. Not surprised to see him linked with a big move, he's a fantastic young player who has a big career ahead of him. Think it's best if he moves on and gets away from our boo boys, i just hope we get a big sell on percentage in place. He could make us a lot of money in the future.
  15. Not that arsed, it would be good to win but if we lose it's no big deal. As anyone who seen the game on Saturday will know, The Saintees are not going to win three games in a row, we are safe. Plus it would quite funny if the Fakes were to get relegated automatically. Let's go all out for the win and make it entertaining either way. If we are going to get the higher prize money of 7th, 8th, or 9th we will need to win this, a draw is no use to either team.
  16. Yep he was another great signing this summer. Good job by Robinson to get him tied down for another year, fantastic player.
  17. Didn't Greive score the winner v the Fermers ???? Correct, Ronan's was the equaliser
  18. So McGrath covered numerous shortfalls with his penalties, he stopped playing well in the summer (when we stopped getting as many penalties) left in January, and in February we still had the same points as we had the season before? Who covered the shortfalls this season? The loan market is absolutely vital to all Scottish teams. Celtic are going to win the league and two of their best players have been Carter-Vickers and Jota, both of them are on loan, I don't think their fans mind much. We certainly wouldn't have won the league cup without Dummett, Newton and Goncalves, all of whom were on loan. Let's hope that Robinson is already identifying potential loan players from the English market for next season. A club like us would never be able to sign a player as good as Ronan without the loan system, and we are going to need to replace him. But yes i agree with the last sentence. Robinson will get the summer and will be judged on his recruitment at Christmas time. Let's hope he delivers progress.
  19. Look forward to it. In the meantime here's hoping for some more Connor magic to keep us up in the next few weeks. He scored the winning goal against St Johnstone, Aberdeen and Dundee the last time we played all three...What a player.
  20. Yeah i agree. Sadly we've spent the vast majority of the last 30 years below 9th. Finishing 7th and being in 6th still not good enough for some, clearly.
  21. These utterly shite players did get the club it's highest finish in a generation last season, and they were even higher than that in February. Where do you think we should be finishing? No one has a problem with the manager wanting to build his own team in the summer, it's how he's went about it is the issue. He'll rightly be out the door if he relegates us.
  22. If he is not league one level surely they're not going to get a decent fee for him? Wolves release players every year who go on and do well at better levels than that, they decided not to release Ronan.
  23. So, why do you think Wolves give him a new deal last season? There's several bigger clubs interested than Hearts and Aberdeen, but again, it doesn't matter to us. He's not our player and he certainly won't be playing for us next season. It's been an absolute pleasure watching him in the meantime. SR?
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