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Buddie Marvelous

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  1. If I know/knew I would firmly keep it to myself. So you don't know if I know.
  2. Any old lag in our price range would/will have a failure or two on his CV - how many of the Stubbsy Must Go crowd are being wise after the event? But it's not the failure that's scary Bud it's the similarities of that failure. It's as if he'd learned nothing from it.
  3. Contracts nowadays have various clauses in them to protect both parties. I would be really surprised if we would have to pay a hefty sum to get rid.
  4. Alan what's the difference between a marquee and a dome?
  5. I think the post from the Rotherham fan says it all really. The similarities are scary. .
  6. At the end of July we had a question and answer session with Alan Stubbs. If the session was to be tonight, what would your question be?
  7. Watched the Hearts game back this morning. It was worse than watching it the first time around! https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0000b1j
  8. II remember rightly it was somebody's maws birthday present I ate.
  9. I was a chocy fan. My favorite was Old Jamaca rum and raisin. mmmm
  10. Cola cubes and Pineapple cubes. Like sucking flavoured razor blades!
  11. Hated the bloody things. Always cut my mouth. the only thing worse was freggin cola cubes!!
  12. What are you talking about JJ ? Surely everything is rosey?
  13. A little bit more than a property speculator Kemp. He started up and sold Laidlaw Scott Construction. He is reportedly worth £9.2 million
  14. https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/7-st-mirren-manager-candidates-12591284 Interesting to note that A poll of those top 7 managers, (at the time), Alan Stubbs came out second last! Robbie Nelson..........36% Jim Goodwin.............13% David Hopkin.............13% Graham Murty...........12% Jim McKintyre...........11% Alan Stubbs.................9% Danny Lennon...........6%
  15. This was Daniel Morrow's run down on what was thought to be the top 7 managers to replace Jack Ross.... (as most are still being touted) Robbie Neilson Neilson’s successes at Hearts, alongside his intent for his team to play with an emphasis on a free-flowing passing game is likely to excite the Buddies. Following automatic promotion from the Scottish Championship ahead of Hibernian and a substantially wealthier Rangers side, Neilson led the Edinburgh side to the Europa League in his first season in the top flight. His success led to a spell with MK Dons and following a poor spell of one win in 11 matches, Neilson left the club by mutual consent earlier this year. Verdict His record in Scotland speaks for itself, but his eagerness to have a crack at a so-called greater opportunity may lead to him using the club as a potential stepping stone if he performs well. Jim Goodwin Goodwin is regarded as a legend following the club’s League Cup victory in 2013. After an ill-fated spell as coach at St Mirren, Goodwin has made a post-playing career recovery by taking Alloa back up to the Championship. His side defeated Dumbarton in the promotion play-off, where they recovered from a goal down in the first leg, winning 2-1 on aggregate. That fighting spirit is reminiscent of his days as a Saints player – the fans will be hoping that he can carry his playing success into management. Verdict Likely to win immediate backing from supporters given his stature as a player, but his lack of experience in the dugout is a risk. The budget any manager is likely to receive will be less so than the majority of the league, so fighting spirit in the opening season may work in Saints favour. Alan Stubbs Led Hibernian to Scottish Cup victory for the first time in 114 years, but was unable to secure promotion from the Scottish Championship in the two years he spent as manager. Upon securing the Scottish Cup, Stubbs left Hibs to join Rotherham United for a short spell, where he managed just one victory in 14 games, conceding 37 goals. Since this role, he has appeared regularly on BT Sport as a pundit. Verdict His success in the Scottish Cup is hard to argue against, but lacks the same charisma of Jack Ross which should make him unlikely to make the shortlist. David Hopkin Unlucky not to be nominated for PFA Scotland’s Manager of the Year given his achievements at Livingston. Following promotion from Scottish League One, Livingston were among the favourites to be relegated at the beginning of the 2017/18 season. However, Hopkin instilled a high work ethic amongst his players and boasted an incredibly strong January transfer window, signing the likes of Jordan Thompson, Ryan Hardie and Lee Miller who all proved vital in the run in to the play-offs. Verdict Likely to be of interest to various other clubs, with Carlisle rumoured to be speaking to him about their vacancy. His achievements are undeniable, but would he leave Livingston for another Premiership club given the backing the board have given him? Jim McIntyre Been out of work since September of last year, and many have claimed his sacking led to Ross County’s fall into the Scottish Championship. McIntyre’s recent credentials are strong, having guided the Highland side to League Cup victory, winning the club’s first major honour in 2016. In the same season, McIntyre took the club to their first top-six finish in the top flight. Additionally, he previously led Dunfermline into the top flight in the 2010/11 and has steered Queen of the South to the play-offs. Verdict Has expressed his eagerness to return to football, and with a CV such as this, it will not be long before he finds himself back in work. However, has had issues with continuity in his squad, which is reflected upon the fact he signed 49 new players in his three years as County manager. Danny Lennon Another club legend having led to St Mirren to their first major honour in 26 years. Lennon’s contract was not renewed by Saints in 2014 after the club finished eighth in the Scottish Premiership. His brand of football was lauded by critics up and down Scotland for their positive style. Following a poor spell at Alloa Athletic and an interim period at Airdrieonians, Lennon is currently the boss at Clyde, where his side were unlucky to miss out on the promotion play-offs. Verdict The League Cup win in 2013 will forever live in the memory of Saints fans, however it is likely Lennon will attempt to give David Goodwillie a shortcut back into the top flight following a 20+ goal season with Clyde. Given Goodwillie’s off-field antics, St Mirren should certainly avoid. As for Lennon, many will feel he should never have been sacked in the first place Graeme Murty Took over Rangers when the club were in a dire situation as a result of the failed Pedro Caixinha experiment. Rangers ended this season finishing third, with Murty leading the club for the majority of it. Graeme Murty was relieved of his head coaching duties in April but remains a paid employee of the club. Rangers expressed in a statement that they were willing for him to return to the club as youth coach, but right now this seems unlikely. Verdict Would be an complete step in the wrong direction for St Mirren. In a season where the club mostly needs stability in order to survive, the last thing they need is a manager with a short history of instability.
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