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  1. Brophy scored a couple pre-season. Now getting slated because he didn't score in the one competitive game we've played. The guy was injured when he joined us, but started to show some form at the end of last season. Come on, let's give him a chance to show his ability. Tuesday night v Stenny might be just the game to get him off the mark.
  2. Was great to be back in the ground (sorry, stadium) again! Fine performance. Dominated most of the game. Whole team, and substitutes, played well. In particular, the new boys. When I saw Tanser warming up I thought he looked very slight, but he was quick and put in some great crosses. Kiltie worked hard in midfield and had the assist for Main's goal. Main scored and never gave the Pars defence any peace the whole time he was on the field. Dunne looked nifty considering he has hardly played for months. Will be a real asset if he stays fit. And Power (well-named) gave an outstanding performance. Covered acres of ground and fought for every ball - and usually won it. Would have liked more goals, but it was only the first competitive game, so we shouldn't complain. Top of our group with full points. Thought McGrath was just OK but that's fine. Happy to see him being relatively quiet in games until the transfer window closes! Was a bit worried not to see McCarthy mentioned in the squad. Hope he is still figuring somewhere in JG's plans. Not impressed by the change strip. Didn't look as nice in real life as in the pictures we've seen.
  3. Just had email saying I'm one of the lucky 500 for this game. E-ticket to follow on Monday but entry to be by cash only (£12). Detailed instructions on how to enter and when to follow, also on Monday.
  4. Good for JG if he did, but I still think the club waited too long for JDH to make up his mind.
  5. I agree with those who think JDH (or more likely his agent) has strung us along. But t's not all his fault, is it? The club gave him the green light to keep us dangling by leaving its deal on the table for far too long. Once it became clear that the lad was hesitating, surely he should have been given a deadline by which to make up his mind. Leaving the deal on the table was a gift to his agent, who was then able to tout the player to other clubs, saying 'Look, St. Mirren have left a deal on the table for him. That's an indication of how good he is'. I'm disappointed to see him going to another club in our league, but not convinced that he will come back to haunt us. Will depend on how the DUFC manager plans to fit him into his system. No doubt we'll find out when we have our first game against them on September 11.
  6. Will be surprised if he does that. Looked good when he first arrived but fell away badly in the second half of the season. Maybe JG was just playing him in the wrong position, but I'd be surprised if he does any better at Dundee United. I agree that our offer to him should now be removed.
  7. I take your point. I know nothing about technology, but did wonder why I was asked to enter information that they already had. Anyway, I just did what I was asked to do. If I get the ST for my old seat renewed, then I will be quite happy. Let's give the club a chance to get things right with the new contractor before we get on their backs. As for people forgetting their seat numbers and entering the wrong information, I think individuals have to take some responsibility. If people have had STs for a number of years, surely they will know where they were sitting.
  8. Just registered for my ST with the new arrangement. Seemed fairly straightforward, took only a couple of minutes. Was then told that the club would be in touch about my renewal. Let's wait and see what happens.
  9. Can't see why any of our supporters wouldn't wish Ilkay all the best in his new club. Considering the important contribution he made for us, I'm just glad he's not lining up for one of our rivals in the Premiership. Always seemed like a decent bloke. As for Lyons, no harm to him, but he was only an OK player for us, I thought. Nothing special. Likely to be the same for Killie in the Championship.
  10. Very sorry to hear that Durmus is leaving. Apart from the spell when he was recovering from Covid, he was an important part of the team. Always willing to take on defenders and scored a fine goal to help us beat Celtic.. Thanks, Ilkay. Hope you find a decent team back home. Hope Connolly decides to stay. I think he still has something to offer the team. Glad that JG thinks he can still improve. Probably time to let JDH go. After a bright start, I thought he faded in the second part of the season. Not sure why the club has left his deal on the table for so long. JG must see something in him that I don't.
  11. Big Jon had limited ability as a striker but always gave 100%. We'll always remember his first goal, the overhead kick, and the goal v Hearts in the last game before lockdown, and what about that fans' chant? Brilliant! When interviewed, he always spoke quietly and sensibly. The big man goes with our thanks and best wishes.
  12. Being within a few minutes of reaching top 6, reaching two semi-finals, beating both of the Glasgow giants in the same season, being clear of the relegation and playoff places several weeks before the end of the season. These are all indicators that we have had an above average season - not a great season but definitely above average compared to recent seasons (with the exception of the year we won the Championship). We should accept that the club has made progress and enjoy that feeling. Not the finished article by a long way, but perhaps laying foundations for something better to come. Next season will be critical. Can JG continue the upward trajectory or will we slide backwards? If we do, perhaps those who are bemoaning our 'failures' this season will regret not enjoying this year's achievements more. Or perhaps they are just congenital moaners who can't recognise improvement when it is right there in front of them.
  13. 7th place still a possibility but not totally in our own hands. We need to beat DUFC and hope that Motherwell lose or draw against RC. I think we can do our part of the deal if we play as we did in the second half against Killie. Lots of effort, grit and talent. Problem is, we've shown all season that we can only play like that for 45 minutes.
  14. I'm unsure how this game will turn out. A few weeks ago I'd have said Buddies would win, but now.....? After Sunday our lads will be feeling a bit down. Has JG been able to lift them to give a good performance? We'll see tonight. There's also the question of how those players who are leaving the club will play. Will they put in the full effort for these last two games or are they just focussed on the next stage of their careers? That also will become clear tonight. Maybe the best we can say for the game is that it will be a pointer to how we are likely to fare against DUFC on Saturday. Do well tonight and we are back on track for Saturday. A poor performance tonight will surely mean we'll get the same on Saturday. Nevertheless, as always.....COYS!!
  15. This is spot on. Missing out on 6th place is much more damaging for us than losing cup semi-finals. Apart from the money 6th place would have brought us, JG would have found it much easier to persuade decent strikers to come to the club next season. 'We're a top six club and you can help us go higher'. Now looks like we'll finish 7th, 8th or even 9th, so prospective players will see us as just another bottom six club which could be fighting relegation next season. We'll lose the momentum we've had this season. Not getting top six was a real killer for us!
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