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  1. Okay i'll be optimistic, a great result for us in terms of our chase for third 😁
  2. I'm not sure if that's a good result for us or not tbh. Good if you're looking up, not good if you look over your shoulder. It condenses the pack behind us further and the Saintees are now just three points behind us. No team is 'doing a Dundee' and getting cut off this season i'm afraid. It will be two decent teams that finish 11th and 12th.
  3. Interesting one to watch. I remember his two stunning goals against Dundee United last season, one at home and one away. He set up several too, notably Ronan's late winner against Dundee and he was rightly capped at Scotland U21 level as a result of his performances. Fast forward to this season and he's completely out of favour, no starts in the league and only two short sub appearances when the team was losing, the last of which was over a month ago. Hes' proven as a provider of goals and assists at this level and if he does leave us another top flight team will surely take him for that reason. The manager obviously doesn't rate him and if i was his agent i'd be looking for a route out the club for him in January. He's too good to not be getting any minutes at all.
  4. Jay Henderson! Remember him? Cracking wee player. Hope he gets on the pitch at some point.
  5. Seen this stat last week and thought it was quite interesting. We are the most 'direct' team in the Premiership and indeed one of the most direct teams in the country. Good. I like the agricultural side to our game and we get chances from the big hoofs up the middle Dunne and Gallagher and the rest of our defence regularly employ. We probably should vary it a bit more when it's not working - Saturday - but we have an identity and it seems we are sticking to it. Get the big physical lads Main and Ayunga up top, kick it long and rush. Crazy gang mentality, glorious. Would like to see us above (below?) the Ton in this league table soon too. g
  6. Anyway, i think this is a very important game for us. Failure to win and we are suddenly on a run of three without victory, two of which were home games against teams below us. We then have two away games on the spin at Easter Road and up to Dingwall. With the league as tight as it is, any team who puts together a run of five or so games without a win will suddenly find themselves at the wrong end of the table, and we are certainly capable of putting together such a run. Lose and Utd will be just four points behind us in 9th, 10th or 11th. We will be right back in the mixer going to Leith. On the other hand if we do win we put ourselves on 19 points with a ten point cushion over United. I wouldn't say three points would see us safe, but not far from it. 38 points is almost always enough for 10th, and if we are half way there after 11 games it's going to take an almighty collapse for us to not return at least the same points total from the remaining 27 games. Fork in the road. 0-0
  7. Dundee Utd last 10 results, where do you think the height of their bad run was?
  8. We played them a few weeks ago, we beat them 0-3 in August at the height of their bad run
  9. He certainly won't be going anywhere based on his performance on Saturday 😅
  10. Sad to see him go and don't really get the reasoning behind it. Can only assume that Robbo has been told to get the wage bill down...? His man of the match performance in the 0-0 against Celtic was superb and he will always be remembered for that.
  11. Well the accounts will make interesting reading, they can't hide it for much longer if we are in financial trouble. If we are i just can't get my head around why it has been allowed to happen.
  12. I'm certainly not ITK, but i was surprised by the level of business we did in the summer. Carson and Gallagher are both full internationals in the prime of their career, they wouldn't have been cheap. Add into that Baccus, Strain, Ayunga and the rest and the club clearly pushed the boat out in the summer, and we are now seeing the benefits of that on the park. The murmurings of things not being right behind the scenes have been happening for a while, and in the last seven days two directors have resigned. Is there anything to it? I have no idea. Surely a fan owned club wouldn't sanction over spending...?
  13. The fraud has well and truly been found out. No Lewis Morgan running amok and he can't manage his way out of a paper bag. Three clubs since leaving us, three sackings. Would be surprised if he manages to get another top flight gig.
  14. Would be a bad day for the club if Joe is allowed to leave, especially if he signs for a direct rival, which i assume he will. He's been a huge asset for the club since he joined, both on and off the pitch.
  15. The last day of the the August window 2021 was a great day for Saints in. MacPherson in Ronan out, what an upgrade 😍 Cammy a nice fella and a decent player but don't think he's up to it at Premiership level. Expect to see him in the Championship before long, where i think he'll do quite well. Hopefully with the Saintees.
  16. Well it would be quite easy for to freeze these guys out and tell them they are not part of his plans, happens all the time when a new manager comes in. Instead he has praised them both and he plays them both. These are not the kind of words you use about players if you're trying to get rid of them: If he didn't like Grieve he certainly wouldn't have offered him a new and improved contract. I would be surprised if we signed another striker tbh, what we desperately need is a goalscoring midfielder in the Ronan/McGrath mould. One goal from open play in games against Arbroath, Aberdeen, County, Motherwell and Airdrie is really grim reading. But what a goal it was 😍
  17. We have won at Tannadice in each of the last two seasons, who could forget the famous 1-5 up there last year? Or Jay and Eamonn causing havoc earlier this year: Some of the football for those goals 😍 They are in shambles so we should be going for a similar scoreline IMO. 1-4
  18. Robinson gave Grieve a new contract and has spoken highly of both Main and Brophy since he came, and has played them both regularly.
  19. Those figures from Gavin Reilly were heavily skewed with a lot of goals against Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale (who were basically an amateur team) and Hearts B in the challenge cup (who were basically a boys team). He was never that good a player and Danny Mullen had got him out the first 11 by the end of that season. His gradual downward career trajectory to his current club in Scottish League 1 since leaving us is certainly no surprise. But fair play to him he got a few decent deals off the back of that one season with us.
  20. Would drive him there myself. Would suit both parties, and probably save us paying hefty compo in a few weeks.
  21. Playing in English League 1, which is at least equivalent level to most of the Scottish Premiership. He's had fitness issues in the last couple of seasons but i think he could do well there this year, cracking player. Danny Mullen would absolutely love to be playing in English League one. He won't ever play there though, because he's not good enough.
  22. You bumped this because Mullen signed with Championship Partick Thistle?
  23. How is saying I will see us relegated plenty of times in the future a prediction for this season?
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