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    pondsman reacted to Yflab in Next episode of Soap: St. Mirren0 v Partick Thistle   
    No info at all on official site. No info from St Mirren Twitter. And I can’t see anything on St Mirren TV. 
     
    piss poor communication from the club.
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    pondsman got a reaction from turrabuddie in Kyle Magennis   
    .......and a manager whom he knows well and with whom he has worked successfully in the past. 
    Kyle must surely be very interested in this move. If not, he would be a very unusual professional footballer.
    However, Ross is taking a chance, given Kyle's recent long spell out due to injury. Even before that, I think most people who saw Kyle regularly would agree that he wasn't producing the goods as regularly as he did in previous seasons.
    If Hibs try again, we should probably take money for Kyle, rather than wait till January when he can sign a pre-contract and leave for nothing. Any money received for him could perhaps go towards signing a player who might help us get out of our present predicament.
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    pondsman got a reaction from Long John Baldy in Kyle Magennis   
    .......and a manager whom he knows well and with whom he has worked successfully in the past. 
    Kyle must surely be very interested in this move. If not, he would be a very unusual professional footballer.
    However, Ross is taking a chance, given Kyle's recent long spell out due to injury. Even before that, I think most people who saw Kyle regularly would agree that he wasn't producing the goods as regularly as he did in previous seasons.
    If Hibs try again, we should probably take money for Kyle, rather than wait till January when he can sign a pre-contract and leave for nothing. Any money received for him could perhaps go towards signing a player who might help us get out of our present predicament.
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    pondsman reacted to Long John Baldy in Kyle Magennis   
    I'd imagine most players would see that as a positive move.
    More money, better players, better manager............................what's not to like? 
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    pondsman reacted to ALBIONSAINT in St.Mirren v Green Bigots   
    That’s about all he can catch 
     
    I will get my coat.
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    pondsman got a reaction from ALBIONSAINT in St.Mirren v Green Bigots   
    So, if this game goes ahead next Wednesday, Celtic avoid any punishment on the original date despite having a player who broke Covid protocols, while we now have to play under a huge handicap (no signed goalie available) despite our Covid infections being genuine, with all of the players having followed all SPFL regulations and broken no protocols. How can that be fair? The original game should have been declared a 3-0 win for Buddies!
    And another thing! Does anyone think this would be happening if Celtic's game scheduled for 12th August had been against Rangers? 
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    pondsman got a reaction from StanleySaint in St.Mirren v Green Bigots   
    So, if this game goes ahead next Wednesday, Celtic avoid any punishment on the original date despite having a player who broke Covid protocols, while we now have to play under a huge handicap (no signed goalie available) despite our Covid infections being genuine, with all of the players having followed all SPFL regulations and broken no protocols. How can that be fair? The original game should have been declared a 3-0 win for Buddies!
    And another thing! Does anyone think this would be happening if Celtic's game scheduled for 12th August had been against Rangers? 
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    pondsman got a reaction from Fricky-Troll in St.Mirren v Green Bigots   
    So, if this game goes ahead next Wednesday, Celtic avoid any punishment on the original date despite having a player who broke Covid protocols, while we now have to play under a huge handicap (no signed goalie available) despite our Covid infections being genuine, with all of the players having followed all SPFL regulations and broken no protocols. How can that be fair? The original game should have been declared a 3-0 win for Buddies!
    And another thing! Does anyone think this would be happening if Celtic's game scheduled for 12th August had been against Rangers? 
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    pondsman got a reaction from Long John Baldy in St.Mirren v Green Bigots   
    So, if this game goes ahead next Wednesday, Celtic avoid any punishment on the original date despite having a player who broke Covid protocols, while we now have to play under a huge handicap (no signed goalie available) despite our Covid infections being genuine, with all of the players having followed all SPFL regulations and broken no protocols. How can that be fair? The original game should have been declared a 3-0 win for Buddies!
    And another thing! Does anyone think this would be happening if Celtic's game scheduled for 12th August had been against Rangers? 
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    pondsman reacted to lenziebud in St Johnstone v St Mirren Sat 29th Aug   
    100% agree. I think we are stronger defensively than last season. Last season I don't think we would have hung on for the points we have picked up. We are not creating enough despite what others say and desperately need a cutting edge. Really need Dennis and Connolly to do the business or its going to be more of the same
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    pondsman reacted to magnus in St Johnstone v St Mirren Sat 29th Aug   
    Not making a wider point just observing that having watched the team a lot last season and streamed every game this season we are playing poorer football. No sharp passing, no quick breaks no guile at all in midfield. And regrettably way more defensive 
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    pondsman reacted to Long John Baldy in St Johnstone v St Mirren Sat 29th Aug   
    Aye, 24 goals, the worst in the league but our defence was reasonable, conceding only 41, equal best in the bottom 6 with Killie.
    There are signs this season is looking similar, and IF Obika got injured we'd be fecked, almost for certain. 
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    pondsman reacted to Sonny in Kristian Dennis   
    Is this the same Oli Shaw that has played 9 times for County in the Premiership with no goals? And took 2.5 years to score 10 League goals with Hibs?
    And for me Morias completely lacks the composure to be a striker as he snatches at everything followed by two minutes of dramatics. Junior has a good workrate which I like but after last season and his couple of games this season I do not see a goalscorer in his makeup - too panic-stricken.
    Don't know if Dennis is the answer but Shaw and Morais ain't IMHO.
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    pondsman got a reaction from antrin in Blue Bigots v Saints   
    Thanks, Antrin. Just wondered as the game is showing as 'Live' on the St. Mirren TV website. Certainly won't be donating any money to either of the Old Firm.
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    pondsman reacted to lenziebud in St Mirren v Livingston 1st Aug 2020   
    We had worse players in the squad under Stubbs and the fallout from his rein which has taken 2 season to get back on an even keel. Now we can do better than Morais and we will given time.
    Eh sorry but the last thing I want to do is criticise Kyle McAlister. In the Championship I thought he was an outstanding talent, better than Morgan IMO. He hasn't stepped up yet though to a higher level. The potential is there but for me he hasn't shown it at Premiership level at all. Whether that is injuries or not time will tell. He is all left foot and easy to work out by top level defenders, lacks pace and not convinced by his workrate either. Durmus so far has been a far better player. For me I hope McAlister makes it but I'm not convinced he will.
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    pondsman reacted to Ethan in St Mirren v Livingston 1st Aug 2020   
    I thought Obika led the line really well. His hold up play was excellent. My problem is no one was creating chances for him. Morais was better than McAllister but his mistakes and decision making are a worry. We will hopefully get a striker in. I am liking the team we are building. 
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    pondsman reacted to turrabuddie in St Mirren v Livingston 1st Aug 2020   
    Contrary to others on here, I thought we improved when Morais came on. Yes, he missed a sitter, and yes he gave away possession a few times, but overall I thought he proved more of an attacking threat than McAlister had.

    Hopefully both improve.

    Defence and keeper were excellent.

    Great three points for us !
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    pondsman reacted to FTOF in St Mirren v Livingston 1st Aug 2020   
    Obika had a fine game. Did far more that Lyndon Dykes achieved the entire game.
     
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    pondsman reacted to santaponsasaint in St Mirren v Livingston 1st Aug 2020   
    Why? What did he do wrong. Some people are never happ and always looking for a scape goat they can moan at. Last season it was Callum Waters. I think Marcus Fraser was excellent today. Coys
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    pondsman reacted to DumboBud in Virtual Season Tickets   
    We were using Chrome on a laptop and it worked perfectly until Saints managed to make a mess of kick off/ taking the knee. 
     
    It then frozen for about 4 minutes. While this was going on I logged on on my iPhone, (we have two ST’s in our house) this worked for a few minutes and then froze too. 
     
    Attempts to log back in using an iPhone, a Samsung phone and Chrome were met with a variety of errors from an internal server error to a white screen with a strange symbol in it, to the page loading but a message that there were no events. These errors appeared across all the platforms at various times. 
     
    I’m relatively relaxed about it at the moment and there is a bit of time before the next broadcast but these are things that need to be resolved. 
     
    I was surprised that the test event was just a test log in and to be honest I wasn’t actually informed about it so it was well after 6 pm on the test day that I tried to and was successful in logging in. It is difficult times for everyone just now but I will be expecting  it to be better next time. 
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    pondsman reacted to TediousTom in Disappointing   
    When was the last time you were REALLY impressed during a transfer window?
     
    For me it was when we signed Gary Teale.  I recall receiving a thing called a text message on my mobile telephone from a fellow Buddie.  Now as a rule I do not tend to receive many text messages so I was surprised when my phone did this "beep beep" sound along with a little shoogle.  So I removed my mobile telephone from my lower right jerkin pocket and read the happy, happy news that a player of real quality and standing within the game had signed for my beloved team. I also had a similar, although less surprised moment, when Thommo of the hawk signed for us.  Anyway I recall the real deep felt joy that day when I learned that my wee club had signed Gary Teale. 
     
    Now, we have to be honest.  Some will slap the happy tambourine whenever we sign a new player and proclaim things like "great piece of business", but the fact is that the overwhelming majority of signings our club make our largely unheard of by the common Buddie prior to the news of the "great signing" appearing on the twitters.  Richard Tait was a name I vaguely recognised as was Jak Alnwick.  Guys like McGrath, Morias, Obika and Sheron  could well turn out to be more super that a can of strong Tennant's (Obika already has) but you don't get that child like excitement when learning the news that a sought after Scottish internationally recognised footballing craftsmen has chosen your club over the rest. 
     
    What a signing Gary Teale turned out to be.  The sight of Thommo laying the ball off, Teale picking it up and cutting in from the right as he bore down on a certain (now championship) teams goalkeep, the excitement building as the Teale meister shyed away from personal glory but unselfishly squared the ball to yon Esmael Goncalves and the relief/joy/hope as the ball caused a bulbous swell in the back off the net to bring us of the canvas and right back into a cup final.  A cup final that we would go onto win, due in no small measure to the quality of the Gary Teale (and his team mates).  I could of course expand and discuss the Teale meister's huge contribution in the semi final win over the Sellick, I could but I won't as I feel the point has been made, the point has been made indeed.
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    pondsman got a reaction from faraway saint in Season 2020/2021   
    At least JG's aspirations are more realistic than TF's predictions a couple of years ago!
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    pondsman got a reaction from St.Ricky in How do you travel to games?   
    I use a mixture of car and public transport. Because I live a good distance from the ground, I do the first 25 miles by car, then I have a choice of either bus or train into Glasgow, then train from Central to St. James. However, when we're allowed back into the stadium, I'll have to drive the whole journey. Not keen on going back onto public transport in the near future.
    On the Saturdays when Buddies are away, I listen faithfully to Sportsound and Open All Mics.
    BTW Ricky, I'm a Senior Citizen, so it's not only young folk who use public transport.
     
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    pondsman got a reaction from BuddieinEK in How do you travel to games?   
    I use a mixture of car and public transport. Because I live a good distance from the ground, I do the first 25 miles by car, then I have a choice of either bus or train into Glasgow, then train from Central to St. James. However, when we're allowed back into the stadium, I'll have to drive the whole journey. Not keen on going back onto public transport in the near future.
    On the Saturdays when Buddies are away, I listen faithfully to Sportsound and Open All Mics.
    BTW Ricky, I'm a Senior Citizen, so it's not only young folk who use public transport.
     
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    pondsman got a reaction from shull in How do you travel to games?   
    I use a mixture of car and public transport. Because I live a good distance from the ground, I do the first 25 miles by car, then I have a choice of either bus or train into Glasgow, then train from Central to St. James. However, when we're allowed back into the stadium, I'll have to drive the whole journey. Not keen on going back onto public transport in the near future.
    On the Saturdays when Buddies are away, I listen faithfully to Sportsound and Open All Mics.
    BTW Ricky, I'm a Senior Citizen, so it's not only young folk who use public transport.
     
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