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Everything posted by TopCat

  1. Agreed, those two stunning and crucial goals from him towards the end of the season have raised my opinion of him. I think he's going to be a big player for us this season.
  2. Ooosh, wee weekend in the North East me thinks, this is 2 days after the Blyth game
  3. Great article, we really are reaping the benefits of our fantastic new facility at Ralston now. 5 of our first choice 11 from last year were graduates, and that's looking like it may increase next term. It has been rated independently as the third best facility in the country, behind only the Old Firm. What a great accolade that is for a club like ours. Congratulations to all involved, Davie Longwell and our BoD in particular.
  4. Right in thinking it's about 20 minutes or so on a bus to Newcastle? That's pre and post match sorted
  5. Can't wait! Think will be a full team, we played a full team against Stockport last year and they are in the 6th tier.
  6. Ask St Johnstone fans about Liam Craig. They all rate him very highly. Who would you like us to sign?
  7. Yeah good luck to him, he's a nice lad and I'd jump at a contract like that if it was me. I suspect McCoist has gave him this contract purely based on his performances in his first season with us, when he had a couple of good games against them and scored at Ibrox IIRC. That and a cursory glance of his wiki to check he's played since. I'd guess that's as far as scouting goes at the New club. I can see no other explanation for them signing him. We can and will do better.
  8. Kello Naismith-Cheesy-Williams-Kelly Goodwin-Hughes Teale-McGinn-Wylde Thompson That's just the players who've got a deal for next season. There's a solid back bone there, our young defenders are one year wiser and I really like the look of Mark Williams. I think he could complete a back 4 solely comprised of products of our own youth system next season. The point is, don't panic. We need signings but there's other teams around us who are in a worse position than us.
  9. Rotherham have confirmed a friendly against Morton at Cappielow on July 12th. A Yorkshire and Paisley mix in the away end?
  10. Was delighted when Cowdenbeath gave them a good hiding in the playoffs a few weeks back. They're a dirty cheating football club and they deserve everything that's happening to them and more.
  11. We'll just be delighted to get him off the wage bill. He's on big money, so him leaving frees up a good wage. Hopefully we will use it on someone who isn't a disinterested waster like Harkins this time.
  12. You really think our wage bill has decreased? I don't, certainly not by much. Last October we had the following senior pros in the squad, all of whom who were given contracts after proving themselves at this level, all of whom would have been on very decent money. Mair Harkins Goodwin Thompson Teale Kello McGowan Grainger In Gus's final season did we have as many proven top flight performers on top flight contracts as that?
  13. Delighted he's went to Dundee, it's great news for us and the other bottom 6 teams. Hartley clearly doesn't know what he's doing and they are destined for another Barry Smith-esque season IMHO.
  14. No no no no. Don't want any of the Hibs players.
  15. I don't think they do hate each other. It's been a staged and choreographed build up between the two, they've done a good job of convincing people they hate each other and thus selling the fight. I think Groves wins tonight, and sets up another winner takes all rematch between the two next year.
  16. I'll do a Danny's wasters team: Cornell Caprice-Haddad-Grainger-Hegarty Djemba-Djemba-Lynch Puri-Harkins-Imrie Bahoken SUBS Adam Guy McQuade Robertson McKee Dillon Mooy Each one of them brought to the club by Danny Lennon. Fecking impossible to do the defence cause he hardly signed any defenders
  17. Adam Campbell had one good game for us really, and it was against Stevenson at Easter Road. The wee man absolutely ripped him to shreds, then done nothing else in his time here. Doesn't exactly fill me with confidence.
  18. We will finish above Dundee for the 10th campaign on the spin, mark my words. Not bad for a team who's shite every season hm? Indeed now we have got rid of huge manager who was holding us back (IMO) I believe we will kick on and finish in the top 6.
  19. Two terrible players and I'm delighted they haven't signed for us. I think we will finish top 6 next year, there I said it.
  20. Yeah exactly. These are top players who will play at the very top level. Our guys are a good bit below them, not just McLean and McGinn, but May and the rest of the U21 squad too. Just shows you the difference between the two countries. I wonder why Scotland can't produce players like Holland can anymore?
  21. Ach he had 3 or 4 good games for us. Good but not here long enough to get in the 11 for me.
  22. I never seen any of the players you name playing for St Mirren, so I don't know what kind of potential they had, but back then the top teams in England were full of Scots. Look at the Forrest and Liverpool teams that conquered Europe in the 80's, both had large contingents of Scottish players. Sadly, for whatever reason, those days are now gone. Indeed the last Scot to play in a UCL final was Lambert, 17 years ago! The only top class player to come out of this country in the 21st is Fletcher, and he left Scotland at 14. This is not a slight on McGinn or McLean, they are without doubt two of the top young Scottish midfielders anywhere. The point is there's a clear difference between a top Scottish player and a top European player. You think it's realistic that either McGinn or McLean will be running out for a Chelsea or a Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League any time soon? Sorry, I don't. It's pretty probable that Quincy Promes will be though, he's the guy who scored a hat trick the other night. There's nothing wrong with being a solid Championship level player in England, you can make a lot of money in that league. I think and hope that's where both of them end up, and I think both will go on to represent Scotland at senior level.
  23. If Gerry Baker is in your team you're too old to be using the internet
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