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  1. After passing up so many chances to turn draws into wins, Hibs' poor form suddenly presents us with an opportunity to take full points from what would usually be a difficult game. Can we grab what looks likely to be our last chance of a win before Christmas? Who knows, but as usual...... COYS!!
  2. Difficult to be too optimistic about this game. We had our bit of luck against the Dons when we played them in Paisley. A draw would be a good result, a win just amazing, but where are our goals going to come from? Nevertheless........ COYS!!
  3. County still bottom of the league but will be no pushovers. They're coming into a bit of form. They beat Hibs last week and then drew with Dundee United yesterday. We'll be without Shaughnessy and McCarthy, and might also be missing Tanser, so we need good replacements in defence. Looking at the December fixtures, this game is still our best chance of taking full points for the next wee while, so........ COYS!!
  4. McGrath's wonder goal masked our continuing failure to craft and score goals. And he'll be gone in January. What then? Can't fault the players for effort but we simply didn't have the guile in the final third. Tried to play through a big, strong defence, but it just wasn't going to work. I'm no tactician, but why was Brophy playing as lone striker in a home game against a team below us in the league? We need to be more attacking than that, surely? Draw takes us to 6th but teams below us now have games in hand and, Ross County apart, we have some tough games coming up. Think we might look back on the last few weeks as the spell that could have cemented our position in the top 6. So many chances missed which could have turned draws into wins!
  5. We need to take 3 points from this game. Will make up for missing the recent chances we blew to get into the top 6. Also, as someone else has recently pointed out, we have more difficult games coming up after Livi. If we don't take full points from them, we could find ourselves going downwards by the end of the year.
  6. I agree that our play yesterday was an improvement on the Dundee game, but failure to make and take decent chances, despite having the majority of the possession and territory, cost us 2 points. This type of performance, which we've seen on several occasions now, threatens to turn our season into a mediocre one instead of being one where we can make real progress. It seems clear now, if it wasn't before, that the problem lies with the strikers. We need at least one striker who is of the same calibre as our other outfield players (McGrath, Ronan, McCarthy, Power etc.). But not so easy to find someone of that quality.
  7. I have my ticket for tomorrow's game. Never easy at MacDiarmid Park. Don't think I've ever been in attendance there when the Buddies have won. With McGrath and Erhahon still missing we will need the rest of the squad to hit the heights if we are to get anything from the game. St. Johnstone 1 - 1 St. Mirren (but that's more the heart talking than the head)
  8. Fine effort but need to keep it going for longer than 25 minutes. Then we went into our shell and they stepped it up a gear. Were holding out well until 2 mistakes gave them the lead. We were not in it second half. No real damage to our goal difference. Most concerning thing was injuries to Erhahon and McGrath - especially McGrath - in the week when we have to play Wednesday and Saturday.
  9. Yesterday's results were kind to us. Whatever happens today our place in the league is secure. Anything we get from this game is a bonus. A draw would be fine, but of course a win would be fantastic, so let's get stuck into them and..... COYS!
  10. Fine three points. Could have made the second half easier for ourselves by scoring at least one more at the start of the second half before County took over and dominated play for the rest of the game, but it's all water under the bridge now. Losses for Perth Saints and Dons were unexpected but good for us. A nice little gap opening up between us and St. Johnstone. Thought McGrath looked more like himself and Matt Miller had his best game so far. Much more involved and effective. Ethan is still a bit of a mystery to me. Great pass to Brophy for the first goal, but he gives away too many fouls, including one on Saturday which led to County's first goal. Still not sure he's as good as others seem to think. Anyway, happy with the performance in general and the result and it's on to Sunday and the Gers. So....... COYS!
  11. Two other games tomorrow which are important for our league position. St. Johnstone v Livingston Dundee v Aberdeen If Perth Saints and Dons both win, which seems quite likely, we need a win at Dingwall to stay above them.
  12. Would love to think Jamie would accept our offer, but the days of player loyalty to a club are long gone. The lad has every right to do as so many others do nowadays and advance his career as well as earn lots more by going elsewhere. We should not begrudge him anything, but thank him for his contribution to the club and wish him well.
  13. Ross County now have game advertised on their ppv service for £15. Think I might take that rather than travel a very long distance and then queue for a ticket at the stadium on the day.
  14. Totally agree with Rascal above. Given the distance involved in travelling to Dingwall, I want to be sure I have my ticket in advance. I don't want to travel that far and then have to queue up for one when I get there. Regardless of difficulties at the RM sorting office in Paisley, the onus is on Ross County to get their act together and maximise the attendance at what is a home game for them. No indication yet on their website that they will be offering tickets to away supporters in advance, but there is still time, I suppose. The game is still a week away.
  15. Sorry, we'd only be 7th. Still, wouldn't be a bad weekend.
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