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RossCSmfc

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  1. Hearing we got a deal over the line last minute with Kiltie going out the door in a swap deal with Killie for Calum Waters, great news for LB cover and cutting the budget slightly. Paperwork concluded already and announcement due today. 

  2. 10 hours ago, stlucifer said:

    No. There wasn't. Someone merely asked if we'd take him back. He was Never linked with us.

    Calm down 😂

    As soon as McGinn was made available by Hibs, he looked to be a good fit for us. Of course he’s due a spot in this thread. I only visit B&WA for the speculation thread these days but it’s posts like this to initiate bickering that make it totally insufferable at times. 

  3. 23 minutes ago, Clydebanksaint said:

    As I say it’s just my own personal opinion had his turn and it never works out when managers come back       I never said get someone that is shite when a club brings in a manager nobody knows how it will turn out. If he came back who is to say it would not turn out shite with Jack

    What would the alternative be then? Do you expect managers to come here, exceed expectations and not leave us? Lock them in at Ralston?

    IMO Jack Ross would be the best option available to us at the moment if Goodwin leaves and I would happily see him use us as a stepping stone if it meant him doing another good job. 
     

    eta: I don’t think JR would even be interested in coming back FWIW. Best case scenario all round for me is if Goodwin stays.

  4. 5 minutes ago, Clydebanksaint said:

    I might be in the minority here but if Goody goes I don’t want Jack back it was a great ride when he was here and the connection with the fans was second to none. However he left and moved in as we now have it never works when a manager comes back and I’m not convinced he wouldn’t be using it as a stepping stone just to put his name about again im not sure yet who I would like to see take over but for me just no. 

    What's wrong with that? Would you rather we got someone shite that we would have to sack? 

  5. MacPherson is a cracking player. Don’t understand people saying he hasn’t developed enough, he’s already better than the majority of our options in CM.
     

    Hope the new boy Ronan is good as Cammy as we’re going to need him when Flynn inevitably gets injured and Power gets ousted for discipline.

  6. Main is fine as backup. Don’t understand the outcry over the signing. Was excellent at Motherwell as a target man - I think their fans are quite salty as he left them to join Aberdeen, where he was consistently deployed in a role that doesn’t suit his style of play. He scored twice at Hampden against Motherwell in the Scottish Cup semi a couple of years ago, if only we had that threat v Livingston/St Johnstone this year. I think he will be good in the role that JG is trying to shoehorn Erwin into. That said, his goal scoring record is poor but if he can bring Brophy/Dennis alive in the last half hour of games I’ll be happy. 

  7. 18 hours ago, djchapsticks said:

    Callachan is a mediocre player who just happened to have the season of his life last year. He scored nearly as many last season along as he did in the previous 9 seasons combined.

    He's a bit similar to when we had Ricky Gillies in the SPL with us in 2000/01. He scored 12-13 goals for the team who finished bottom and yet when we got relegated, folk were hardly scrambling to snap him up. Callachan is one of those types, he wouldn't improve us.

    I’m not so sure, I always liked him at Hearts and Raith so think he would’ve been handy for us. Obviously didn’t score as many goals but was always a threat without being the focal point of the team like he was at Hamilton.

    That said, I think we fortunately have a superior player in McGrath and Callachan likely thought he wouldn’t get in our team ahead of him if we were actually interested in signing him.

  8. On 2/15/2021 at 11:21 AM, DougJamie said:

    We have to remember just how bad Well were against Accies

    Plus 10 men, plus so lucky with goals 3 and 4

     

    Also Sevco were pure mince against them

    I think even with injuries we are to good for them

     

    3-0 Saints- Top 6 soon to be Top 5 

    I agree - we are streets ahead of them even with the injury situation we've a much better squad to choose from and a more tactically adept manager. Home win.

  9. 3 minutes ago, stlucifer said:

    Don't get me wrong. I appreciate what he did for us in the last game of last season but, Obika saunters around middle to front without actually affecting anything. He very seldom wins a high ball and, recently, carries almost no goal threat so, in comparison to the newer lads and with the possibility of youth promotion and further newbies, IMO, he appears to be as useful as an ashtray on a motorbike.

    He held the ball up brilliantly against Celtic in the corner when we were in an extremely perilous position with them flooding players forward searching for the equaliser, also does an effective job winning the ball deep in the pitch even when he's the lone striker, wouldn't classify that as "sauntering from middle to front without affecting anything". He does that on a regular basis whereas we have other strikers that will hang about up front waiting on things to happen for them. Don't understand the "almost no goal threat either". He has the best goal/game ratio of any of our strikers apart from maybe Dennis but he hasn't played anywhere near enough to form a proper opinion on. My initial thoughts on Dennis FWIW is that he's a good penalty box striker that can make intelligent runs but again - not seen enough of him to warrant getting rid of a tried and trusted attacker like Obika. We need an Obika type if we are ever going to get anything out of Brophy. His link up play is better than a lot of people give him credit for.

    1 minute ago, pod said:

    and age is not on his side. 

    He's 30, that's a good age for a striker. Certainly has another few years left in him, its not as if pace was ever one of his assets if that's what you're getting at?

  10. Also like the look of Connor Shields, Killie appear to be favourites but surely they wont sign a player without a manager? James Fowler appears to be calling the shots there but would expect us to be in a better position to get him.

  11. For me, Obika is our most effective striker and played a very important part of our success this season. It would be madness to let him go at this stage. I expect Brophy to become our number one striker when he gets up to speed but I can't see him being involved in more goals than Obika does. Dennis is still a bit of an unknown quantity but has showed some promise in the last couple of games but I would definitely be concerned if we were going ahead without that option.

  12. 2 hours ago, djchapsticks said:

    He'd be able to fit in at Left back as well.

    That would be ideal. Lack of pace is always a fear for me in the full back positions but Tait and Fraser have been fine. Some left foot for set pieces too.

    Do you think there’s a chance of this one going through?

  13. 39 minutes ago, [email protected] said:

    For anyone who might have been tempted to give him the benefit of the doubt, his destination sums it up. Our top league to non league. Was never a footballer and running around aimlessly is no excuse. Whoever signed him needs a lot of explaining to do. Good luck to the guy but thank goodness he is gone. Next job is to get rid of a few other sub standard players- all of whom have been recruited from English non league or 4th tier- and wise up to the fact that it’s a gamble that very rarely works.

    Another bizarre post. He's going back to a club he's played for before and where he is comfortable, they are going for promotion this season and are being quite heavily backed. Wouldn't be surprised to see them marching up a couple of leagues in the same mould as Lincoln City who are looking likely to be in the Championship next season. Who else in the squad are you referring to that's from the non league or fourth tier? Dennis? Don't think we have anyone else. Plus, Morias was recruited from Northampton who are in League One.

    I'm not saying Morias is a great player - swapping Morias to help us fund Brophy is excellent business but just making things up to try to back up your point is unfair.

  14. 4 minutes ago, [email protected] said:

    I’m not the only one, of course, but within 5 minutes of watching him I could tell he was hopeless and way out his depth. Not his fault, he probably tried his best but why has it taken so long to do something about it ? 

    Jose Mourinho couldn’t judge a player in five minutes watching a player never mind a random football supporter.

    Morias has done us a turn overall and a lot better than some of the other strikers we’ve had previously. Don’t understand the utter seethe he causes within the support, he’s an explosive player who’s helped us a lot over his time here. I think his poor finishing masks over all that.

  15. 9 hours ago, Ronnie said:

    Scored 22 goals in 44 matches for St Mirren better than the 6 strikers from last season Mullen, Obika, Morias, Chabbi, Cooke, Jakubiak & Dennis from this season.

    Weird comparison. Reilly played in the Championship for us whereas the aforementioned played in the Premiership. Not only was Reilly deployed in a much more attack minded formation, a huge chunk of those 22 goals came against the likes of Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale, Hearts Reserves and lower league teams like Stranraer and Arbroath. 

    A goal is a goal but you can't have it both ways (Brophy also wins a fair number of penalties before he scores them, very good trait to have).

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