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    pondsman reacted to Ayrshire Saints in St.Mirren v Aberdeen   
    Whit, his second yellow is as clear a booking as you will get. It was bordering on a straight red. Over the ball right onto McGrath's ankle, a very nasty challenge. Every pundit and both managers were unanimous about it too. No idea what you saw in either booking that suggested they were not.
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    pondsman reacted to Buddymarvellous in St.Mirren v Aberdeen   
    Whit… Did you no see it on Sportscene - he jumped on top of McGrath’s ankle - was lucky it wasn’t a straight red.
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    pondsman reacted to the barrhead teacher in St.Mirren v Aberdeen   
    Hayes booking was a clear red. Wasn’t totally convinced about the second booking that led to Aberdeen going down to ten and Collum is an erratic referee, but great display from us after this opportunity. Cannot remember the last time we handled playing against 10 so well and scored the goals required to win. We were well out of it before this change of fortunes. Great to get the win. Hopefully we can kick on.
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    pondsman reacted to santaponsasaint in Hibs v St Mirren, Sat 18th Sept   
    Fine performance except for the first 15 mins of the 2nd half. A point was the least we deserved. Brophy his hard work was relentless and deserved his goal. Don't know what Millar was thinking about for their pen. We should have a pen when Main was tripped on the bye line right below us. Ref had a second half shocker. Like all who was there I thought McCarthy and Shaughnessy were excellent. Still think McCarthy is a far better player than Dunne. Again young Reid done really what a talent fir his age. Great game. Good point at a difficult venue. Coys.

    PS. Thank you to the St.Mirren fan who paid for my young cousins chips at the pie stall. He only had cash and it was card only. Top man.
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    pondsman reacted to BuddieinEK in Hibs v St Mirren, Sat 18th Sept   
    I thought Shaughnessy had his best game yet for Saints.
    Flawless.

    I was slaughtered last week for saying that I thought he played better with McCarthy beside him.

    I stand by that.
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    pondsman reacted to FTOF in Hibs v St Mirren, Sat 18th Sept   
    A pity about the 15-20 minutes after HT. Apart from that I thought we were the better team.
    Brophy was excellent today and I thought Fraser had his best game of the season so far. Kudos to "big Joe the goals" too.
    Second half subs certainly improved us.
    Good result in the end, but if only the effort that hit the bar had gone in.
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    pondsman reacted to BuddieinEK in Hibs v St Mirren, Sat 18th Sept   
    Solid performance.
    Solid tactics.
    Well deserved point.
    Brain fart by Millar... Stupidity.
    Fantastic leading of the line by Brophy and what a finish.
    Captain Shaughnessy has been prone to errors in the past but didn't put a foot wrong today and what a finish for the equaliser.

    Well played Saints. Enjoyed that.
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    pondsman reacted to BuddieinEK in Hibs v St Mirren, Sat 18th Sept   
    Stupidity by Miller.
    Stonewall penalty.
    Just knew it was going down the middle.

    Typical Saints... Trying to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

    Need to deal with Scott Allan... Great player. Wouldn't mind seeing him in the stripes of St Mirren!

    COYS

    We have controlled large periods of the game.

    Started second half 10 minutes after Hibs... but no reason why we cannot get something out of this.
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    pondsman got a reaction from BuddieinEK in Hibs v St Mirren, Sat 18th Sept   
    Given our recent results and struggles to put the ball in the net (legitimately), it's difficult to see us getting a win today. Hope the defence can produce another excellent clean sheet and we get away with a 0-0.
    I will, of course, be delighted to be proven wrong if we win 1-0 with a scrappy goal off Main's backside in the 90th minute!
    COYS11
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    pondsman got a reaction from W6er in Hibs v St Mirren, Sat 18th Sept   
    Given our recent results and struggles to put the ball in the net (legitimately), it's difficult to see us getting a win today. Hope the defence can produce another excellent clean sheet and we get away with a 0-0.
    I will, of course, be delighted to be proven wrong if we win 1-0 with a scrappy goal off Main's backside in the 90th minute!
    COYS11
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    pondsman reacted to BuddieinEK in St.Mirren v Aberdeen   
    Financially yes, it makes sense.

    I just worry looking further ahead.

    Season by season we (meaning football in general) chase the TV cash cow at the expense of fans attending.

    What happens when attendance has dropped, a generation of supporters are lost, and TV companies withdraw or reduce their cash input?

    I've always firmly believes we should take the Fergie route of doing everything possible to get fans along. Get them along young. Retain them.

    Get them along early to the match. Entertain them.

    We do that last part well... In the games we choose to... Then blow it for other matches.

    Tis a conundrum for sure, with no easy answer.
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    pondsman got a reaction from BuddieinEK in St Mirren v Dundee United   
    Poor first half, improved a bit in second half, but still can't score a (legitimate) goal. As someone else has remarked above, the improvement seemed to coincide with the arrival of Flynn and Tait, although the two new boys did OK, I thought.
    Strikers off target again, but I don't think our failure to score is all down to them. This season I've attended games against Dunfermline, Hearts, Livi and Dundee Utd. In every game I see balls being played up to the feet of our players in midfield and upfront which are not controlled, but are allowed to bounce off the player and run away, either directly to an opposition player or to become a contested ball which we then lose to the opposition. Surely controlling a ball, even one arriving at pace, is something players should be working on during the week.
    If JG hasn't grasped it yet (and I'm sure he has), he got all the evidence he needed from Dundee Utd on Saturday of what a bit of pace in the team could do. Pawlett and McNulty beat our defence for speed on several occasions. We were lucky that, despite their pace, their finishing was no better than ours.
    Anyway, we take the point and move on, but we could be looking at a long season.
    COYS!!
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    pondsman got a reaction from waldorf34 in St Mirren v Dundee United   
    Poor first half, improved a bit in second half, but still can't score a (legitimate) goal. As someone else has remarked above, the improvement seemed to coincide with the arrival of Flynn and Tait, although the two new boys did OK, I thought.
    Strikers off target again, but I don't think our failure to score is all down to them. This season I've attended games against Dunfermline, Hearts, Livi and Dundee Utd. In every game I see balls being played up to the feet of our players in midfield and upfront which are not controlled, but are allowed to bounce off the player and run away, either directly to an opposition player or to become a contested ball which we then lose to the opposition. Surely controlling a ball, even one arriving at pace, is something players should be working on during the week.
    If JG hasn't grasped it yet (and I'm sure he has), he got all the evidence he needed from Dundee Utd on Saturday of what a bit of pace in the team could do. Pawlett and McNulty beat our defence for speed on several occasions. We were lucky that, despite their pace, their finishing was no better than ours.
    Anyway, we take the point and move on, but we could be looking at a long season.
    COYS!!
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    pondsman reacted to donport in St Mirren v Dundee United   
    Re stats we had 15 shots on goal , one on target! I think that says it all! Lets be honest , we are punchless up front , its a real worry as Dennis and Erwin don’t fill me with hope either! Got to win games at home against the Utd’s et al ! Long Season ahead🤢
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    pondsman reacted to stlucifer in St Mirren v Dundee United   
    Contrary to what Ronnie said, I agree we were the better team in the second half, not that that was difficult to be, but United had a gilt edge chance which should have been converted. Given how powder puff we are up front, that would have won the game. First half we were dreadful. The referee was up to the usual standards too.
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    pondsman got a reaction from bazil85 in Season tickets   
    Like others above, received my season ticket today. All set for the game on Saturday. Fully expect to see us win the game.
    COYS!
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    pondsman reacted to Mainstand Sweary Mob in Welcome Matt Millar   
    We have been played with wing backs so far this season and Flynn is t getting a look in. He also I wouldn't class as having pace TBH either. I do wish he was getting some time on the pitch as Erhahon is very inconsistent and I think Flynn could potentially help link play in the middle instead of playing Hoofball
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    pondsman got a reaction from Radar in Cammy MacPherson. Are we aff wur heed?   
    Accusations that JG is favouring Irish players or his own signings are wide of the mark. We are discussing one player in particular here - Cammy MacPherson.
    For some reason or other JG doesn't fancy Cammy and doesn't see him as a major player for us, while many of us disagree with the manager and would have him playing regularly. 
    Cammy had a good season last year and I expected him to improve again this season and be a major player for us. However, JG is the manager and he decides the players and the tactics, but the style of play and the results so far suggest that he hasn't got things right yet. That may change, and we all hope that it does.
    The fact that Cammy is clearly rated by a successful Premiership manager (Callum Davidson) makes it clear that opinions on him are divided. It remains to be seen whether Davidson can get something out of Cammy that JG couldn't. I'm sure that we will all be watching his progress at St. Johnstone with great interest and are all glad that he can't play against. us.
    There is also clearly a question for whoever it was at the club who allowed Cammy to go to Perth and play for one of our closest rivals. Even if he can't play in games against us, he might still play a big part in any success they have this season. If that happens, the club will certainly have egg on its face. 
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    pondsman got a reaction from waldorf34 in Cammy MacPherson. Are we aff wur heed?   
    Accusations that JG is favouring Irish players or his own signings are wide of the mark. We are discussing one player in particular here - Cammy MacPherson.
    For some reason or other JG doesn't fancy Cammy and doesn't see him as a major player for us, while many of us disagree with the manager and would have him playing regularly. 
    Cammy had a good season last year and I expected him to improve again this season and be a major player for us. However, JG is the manager and he decides the players and the tactics, but the style of play and the results so far suggest that he hasn't got things right yet. That may change, and we all hope that it does.
    The fact that Cammy is clearly rated by a successful Premiership manager (Callum Davidson) makes it clear that opinions on him are divided. It remains to be seen whether Davidson can get something out of Cammy that JG couldn't. I'm sure that we will all be watching his progress at St. Johnstone with great interest and are all glad that he can't play against. us.
    There is also clearly a question for whoever it was at the club who allowed Cammy to go to Perth and play for one of our closest rivals. Even if he can't play in games against us, he might still play a big part in any success they have this season. If that happens, the club will certainly have egg on its face. 
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    pondsman got a reaction from shull in Cammy MacPherson. Are we aff wur heed?   
    Accusations that JG is favouring Irish players or his own signings are wide of the mark. We are discussing one player in particular here - Cammy MacPherson.
    For some reason or other JG doesn't fancy Cammy and doesn't see him as a major player for us, while many of us disagree with the manager and would have him playing regularly. 
    Cammy had a good season last year and I expected him to improve again this season and be a major player for us. However, JG is the manager and he decides the players and the tactics, but the style of play and the results so far suggest that he hasn't got things right yet. That may change, and we all hope that it does.
    The fact that Cammy is clearly rated by a successful Premiership manager (Callum Davidson) makes it clear that opinions on him are divided. It remains to be seen whether Davidson can get something out of Cammy that JG couldn't. I'm sure that we will all be watching his progress at St. Johnstone with great interest and are all glad that he can't play against. us.
    There is also clearly a question for whoever it was at the club who allowed Cammy to go to Perth and play for one of our closest rivals. Even if he can't play in games against us, he might still play a big part in any success they have this season. If that happens, the club will certainly have egg on its face. 
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    pondsman got a reaction from BuddieinEK in Cammy MacPherson. Are we aff wur heed?   
    Accusations that JG is favouring Irish players or his own signings are wide of the mark. We are discussing one player in particular here - Cammy MacPherson.
    For some reason or other JG doesn't fancy Cammy and doesn't see him as a major player for us, while many of us disagree with the manager and would have him playing regularly. 
    Cammy had a good season last year and I expected him to improve again this season and be a major player for us. However, JG is the manager and he decides the players and the tactics, but the style of play and the results so far suggest that he hasn't got things right yet. That may change, and we all hope that it does.
    The fact that Cammy is clearly rated by a successful Premiership manager (Callum Davidson) makes it clear that opinions on him are divided. It remains to be seen whether Davidson can get something out of Cammy that JG couldn't. I'm sure that we will all be watching his progress at St. Johnstone with great interest and are all glad that he can't play against. us.
    There is also clearly a question for whoever it was at the club who allowed Cammy to go to Perth and play for one of our closest rivals. Even if he can't play in games against us, he might still play a big part in any success they have this season. If that happens, the club will certainly have egg on its face. 
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    pondsman got a reaction from Campsie Saint in Cammy MacPherson. Are we aff wur heed?   
    From the outside, Cammy moving to St. Johnstone looks very strange.
    From the way JG has used him this season, it looks like JG doesn't see him being a major part of his plans, but why would we allow Cammy to go to such a close rival?
    Was there a need to reduce the wage bill? Was Cammy unhappy about not getting much game time? Maybe Cammy saw the writing on the wall with the arrival of Connor Ronan and asked to go elsewhere to get regular games. We cannot know if any of these things are true, but, in my opinion, none of them explains why the lad should go to St. Johnstone.
    I hope that there is an agreement that he cannot play against us. If not, with new teammates and in a new system, he may well do us a lot of damage.
    I cannot think that JG would want Cammy to go to Perth, so now the question is: Did JG have any say in where Cammy was going or was the move arranged at a higher level? 
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    pondsman reacted to windae cleaner in Cammy MacPherson. Are we aff wur heed?   
    The crux of the matter. McPherson shouldn't have went to rival team full stop. This is a dog eat dog league if he had to go. Then to another league, flecking madness 
     
     
     
     
     
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    pondsman got a reaction from portmahomack saint in Cammy MacPherson. Are we aff wur heed?   
    Cammy played some very fine games for us last season, but has not been able to have the same effect when he's been on the pitch this season. This may be due to a loss of form, but or just the fact that JG thinks he doesn't fit into the system he wants to play.
    Despite some of the comments above that Cammy is just a 'fringe squad player', both Stephen Thompson and Michael Stewart rate him better than that. In addition, Callum Davidson, rated one of the best young managers in the country following his two cup successes last season, surely sees something in Cammy or he wouldn't want him in his squad.
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    pondsman got a reaction from donport in Cammy MacPherson. Are we aff wur heed?   
    From the outside, Cammy moving to St. Johnstone looks very strange.
    From the way JG has used him this season, it looks like JG doesn't see him being a major part of his plans, but why would we allow Cammy to go to such a close rival?
    Was there a need to reduce the wage bill? Was Cammy unhappy about not getting much game time? Maybe Cammy saw the writing on the wall with the arrival of Connor Ronan and asked to go elsewhere to get regular games. We cannot know if any of these things are true, but, in my opinion, none of them explains why the lad should go to St. Johnstone.
    I hope that there is an agreement that he cannot play against us. If not, with new teammates and in a new system, he may well do us a lot of damage.
    I cannot think that JG would want Cammy to go to Perth, so now the question is: Did JG have any say in where Cammy was going or was the move arranged at a higher level? 
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