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    The Original 59er got a reaction from Sweeper07 in Speculation Thread   
    I know he is a Stubbs signing, but I like Cody Cooke.
    He has come on a bundle since the start of the season and it showed in the last few games of the season. I know you can argue he was slightly lucky with his Dundee hat-trick, but he was there and took his chances when it mattered.
    He is a handful, puts himself about and defenders won't like him.
    Interestingly I also like Danny Mullen for lots of different reasons, but he is also a pain in the butt and there is skill in there as was shown in the goal he scored against D Utd. I know he was a JR signing, but he has also come a long way since he came to Paisley.
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    The Original 59er got a reaction from jaybee in Speculation Thread   
    I know he is a Stubbs signing, but I like Cody Cooke.
    He has come on a bundle since the start of the season and it showed in the last few games of the season. I know you can argue he was slightly lucky with his Dundee hat-trick, but he was there and took his chances when it mattered.
    He is a handful, puts himself about and defenders won't like him.
    Interestingly I also like Danny Mullen for lots of different reasons, but he is also a pain in the butt and there is skill in there as was shown in the goal he scored against D Utd. I know he was a JR signing, but he has also come a long way since he came to Paisley.
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    The Original 59er got a reaction from turrabuddie in Speculation Thread   
    I know he is a Stubbs signing, but I like Cody Cooke.
    He has come on a bundle since the start of the season and it showed in the last few games of the season. I know you can argue he was slightly lucky with his Dundee hat-trick, but he was there and took his chances when it mattered.
    He is a handful, puts himself about and defenders won't like him.
    Interestingly I also like Danny Mullen for lots of different reasons, but he is also a pain in the butt and there is skill in there as was shown in the goal he scored against D Utd. I know he was a JR signing, but he has also come a long way since he came to Paisley.
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    The Original 59er got a reaction from waldorf34 in Speculation Thread   
    I know he is a Stubbs signing, but I like Cody Cooke.
    He has come on a bundle since the start of the season and it showed in the last few games of the season. I know you can argue he was slightly lucky with his Dundee hat-trick, but he was there and took his chances when it mattered.
    He is a handful, puts himself about and defenders won't like him.
    Interestingly I also like Danny Mullen for lots of different reasons, but he is also a pain in the butt and there is skill in there as was shown in the goal he scored against D Utd. I know he was a JR signing, but he has also come a long way since he came to Paisley.
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    The Original 59er got a reaction from Magic Monkey in Speculation Thread   
    I know he is a Stubbs signing, but I like Cody Cooke.
    He has come on a bundle since the start of the season and it showed in the last few games of the season. I know you can argue he was slightly lucky with his Dundee hat-trick, but he was there and took his chances when it mattered.
    He is a handful, puts himself about and defenders won't like him.
    Interestingly I also like Danny Mullen for lots of different reasons, but he is also a pain in the butt and there is skill in there as was shown in the goal he scored against D Utd. I know he was a JR signing, but he has also come a long way since he came to Paisley.
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    The Original 59er got a reaction from cambiebud in Farewell Oran Kearney & Welcome Back Jim Goodwin.   
    Back in the dark days of November / December of last year I posted that if OK managed to keep us up in the SPL it would actually be a better feat than JR's success in managing us to winning the Championship.
    I don't change that point of view. The SPL is a much harder league to get results week on week and whilst we had to change the entire squad around and parachute players in from various sources to achieve it, the gamble was both worth it and was at least, positive.
    I don't give a damn if OK got help from both Gus McPherson and Jimmy Nicoll, they were brought in to help him, both handle the pressure but also to get acclimatised with the Scottish game. Yes you might argue that we looked top heavy in that department, but it worked, and I also get the impression that behind the scenes, the chemistry was right.
    I heard rumours too that OK might have to consider his position due to family pressures and everything that goes with that, if that is the case, there is nothing we can do about that, many good men have placed their family and happiness ahead of a tenuous career in Scottish football. Whatever he does, I wish him the best of luck, and hope, for the time being, that it continues in Paisley. 😍
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    The Original 59er got a reaction from jaybee in Cammy Murray (Hall of Fame)   
    Wee baldy-heided Bobby Adamson...………….. mind you I can't really talk! 😂
    Along with Peter Kane they were a couple of players who you enjoyed watching, even if it was just a case of blinking hard because you couldn't quite believe that they missed that sitter. 🤣
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    The Original 59er got a reaction from Danny in Cammy Murray (Hall of Fame)   
    Wee baldy-heided Bobby Adamson...………….. mind you I can't really talk! 😂
    Along with Peter Kane they were a couple of players who you enjoyed watching, even if it was just a case of blinking hard because you couldn't quite believe that they missed that sitter. 🤣
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    The Original 59er got a reaction from faraway saint in Farewell Oran Kearney & Welcome Back Jim Goodwin.   
    Back in the dark days of November / December of last year I posted that if OK managed to keep us up in the SPL it would actually be a better feat than JR's success in managing us to winning the Championship.
    I don't change that point of view. The SPL is a much harder league to get results week on week and whilst we had to change the entire squad around and parachute players in from various sources to achieve it, the gamble was both worth it and was at least, positive.
    I don't give a damn if OK got help from both Gus McPherson and Jimmy Nicoll, they were brought in to help him, both handle the pressure but also to get acclimatised with the Scottish game. Yes you might argue that we looked top heavy in that department, but it worked, and I also get the impression that behind the scenes, the chemistry was right.
    I heard rumours too that OK might have to consider his position due to family pressures and everything that goes with that, if that is the case, there is nothing we can do about that, many good men have placed their family and happiness ahead of a tenuous career in Scottish football. Whatever he does, I wish him the best of luck, and hope, for the time being, that it continues in Paisley. 😍
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    The Original 59er got a reaction from jaybee in Farewell Oran Kearney & Welcome Back Jim Goodwin.   
    Back in the dark days of November / December of last year I posted that if OK managed to keep us up in the SPL it would actually be a better feat than JR's success in managing us to winning the Championship.
    I don't change that point of view. The SPL is a much harder league to get results week on week and whilst we had to change the entire squad around and parachute players in from various sources to achieve it, the gamble was both worth it and was at least, positive.
    I don't give a damn if OK got help from both Gus McPherson and Jimmy Nicoll, they were brought in to help him, both handle the pressure but also to get acclimatised with the Scottish game. Yes you might argue that we looked top heavy in that department, but it worked, and I also get the impression that behind the scenes, the chemistry was right.
    I heard rumours too that OK might have to consider his position due to family pressures and everything that goes with that, if that is the case, there is nothing we can do about that, many good men have placed their family and happiness ahead of a tenuous career in Scottish football. Whatever he does, I wish him the best of luck, and hope, for the time being, that it continues in Paisley. 😍
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    The Original 59er got a reaction from shull in Cammy Murray (Hall of Fame)   
    I remember one game, which I think was against Hearts at Love St and Cammy came forward with the ball, and everyone expected him to just pass it, but instead he chipped it over the advancing defence and he ran through almost unopposed on goal...……………………… but Cammy wasn't quite made for goal scoring (I think he only ever scored 4 goals in 10 years) and with only the goalie to beat missed rather wildly.!
     
    That never made me think any less of him, but that memory has certainly stuck!!! 🤔
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    The Original 59er got a reaction from Isle Of Bute Saint in Cammy Murray (Hall of Fame)   
    I remember one game, which I think was against Hearts at Love St and Cammy came forward with the ball, and everyone expected him to just pass it, but instead he chipped it over the advancing defence and he ran through almost unopposed on goal...……………………… but Cammy wasn't quite made for goal scoring (I think he only ever scored 4 goals in 10 years) and with only the goalie to beat missed rather wildly.!
     
    That never made me think any less of him, but that memory has certainly stuck!!! 🤔
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    The Original 59er got a reaction from Sweeper07 in Our Strip. What Next?   
    I note this wasn't written on the 1st of April...…………………… Could have been believable under these circumstances! 🤔
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    The Original 59er got a reaction from MenstrieSaint in Cammy Smith   
    The overall general question (I think) that emerges from these 7 pages on the departure of Cammy Smith is exactly who in last year's team was good enough to step up to perform at Premier League level? The subject has run to these 7 pages because people disagree on this point.
    As previously stated we went to Aberdeen and got royally thumped, which must have scared the proverbials out of JR.
    Some will argue on this thread that Cammy was able to cut it at this level, but Aberdeen let him go. Undoubtedly he was more than good enough for the Championship and that came through loud and clear, but this season he has failed to impress.
    Of last year's team I can say that Lewis Morgan was good enough and maybe two others Sammy (just) and big Mac, other than that I struggle to definitively say that we had many more that can cut it at this level. 
    Others might have a different opinion, but it would be interesting to hear.
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    The Original 59er got a reaction from linwood buddie in O.F. Disappearing act?   
    On the Fb site you either bin him, or thole him and as I understand it the mods on there tend to allow free speech to a greater extent.
    Whether SD manages eventually to P**s them off to the point he is binned is always a strong possibility! 
    I noticed a couple of weeks ago that a mod had binned one of his negative posts and he had the temerity to write in and ask why it had been binned................... The man has no positive molecules in his body. 
     
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    The Original 59er reacted to Sweeper07 in St Mirren v Motherwell 6th Feb 2019   
    My glass is mostly full and sometimes running over   
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    The Original 59er reacted to Soctty in Strategy! What Strategy?   
    Hladky is on an 18 month deal, while Popescu is on loan til the end of the season with a view to a permanent move. Lyons just signed for Blackburn, so I would imagine any permanent deal is out of the question on that one. The Romanian left back is on loan in a similar deal to Propescu I believe, while Muzek is out of contract in the summer, so would be available to sign permanently if we choose.
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    The Original 59er got a reaction from St.Ricky in St Mirren v Motherwell 6th Feb 2019   
    Ricky, in truth we had few chances. Up to the point of JB coming off I don't think we tested their keeper.
    Just after the substitution we had a flurry of activity and he made a great save plus a couple of other incidents that weren't really goal threatening moments. 
    In the 2nd half we scored a goal from a header, but I had the distinct impression (up to that point) that we could try all night and not score. Other than that moment we hardly threatened their keeper.
    The huge difference between the teams was confidence. Motherwell were slicker in passing, quicker to the tackle, more decisive, played with confidence and meanwhile we were chasing shadows. You sit and watch it and realise that passing across the field or backwards just isn't doing anything other than building up a possession stat. 
    After we scored, it didn't look as though we would chase a winner, but my God, Motherwell showed us exactly what to do! 
    I have refrained from talking down this team as I want OK to be successful. It will be a blow to go back down to the Championship, but they need to get some confidence from somewhere and start pushing for a result. Show the opposition that we want to win. At times last night I watched Ferdinand or Paul McGinn pass back across the field because no-one was making a run or making space up front for the telling ball.
     
    Something needs to change in the team for us to survive! 
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    The Original 59er got a reaction from northstbuddie in St Mirren v Motherwell 6th Feb 2019   
    Ricky, in truth we had few chances. Up to the point of JB coming off I don't think we tested their keeper.
    Just after the substitution we had a flurry of activity and he made a great save plus a couple of other incidents that weren't really goal threatening moments. 
    In the 2nd half we scored a goal from a header, but I had the distinct impression (up to that point) that we could try all night and not score. Other than that moment we hardly threatened their keeper.
    The huge difference between the teams was confidence. Motherwell were slicker in passing, quicker to the tackle, more decisive, played with confidence and meanwhile we were chasing shadows. You sit and watch it and realise that passing across the field or backwards just isn't doing anything other than building up a possession stat. 
    After we scored, it didn't look as though we would chase a winner, but my God, Motherwell showed us exactly what to do! 
    I have refrained from talking down this team as I want OK to be successful. It will be a blow to go back down to the Championship, but they need to get some confidence from somewhere and start pushing for a result. Show the opposition that we want to win. At times last night I watched Ferdinand or Paul McGinn pass back across the field because no-one was making a run or making space up front for the telling ball.
     
    Something needs to change in the team for us to survive! 
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    The Original 59er got a reaction from TPAFKATS in St Mirren v Motherwell 6th Feb 2019   
    Ricky, in truth we had few chances. Up to the point of JB coming off I don't think we tested their keeper.
    Just after the substitution we had a flurry of activity and he made a great save plus a couple of other incidents that weren't really goal threatening moments. 
    In the 2nd half we scored a goal from a header, but I had the distinct impression (up to that point) that we could try all night and not score. Other than that moment we hardly threatened their keeper.
    The huge difference between the teams was confidence. Motherwell were slicker in passing, quicker to the tackle, more decisive, played with confidence and meanwhile we were chasing shadows. You sit and watch it and realise that passing across the field or backwards just isn't doing anything other than building up a possession stat. 
    After we scored, it didn't look as though we would chase a winner, but my God, Motherwell showed us exactly what to do! 
    I have refrained from talking down this team as I want OK to be successful. It will be a blow to go back down to the Championship, but they need to get some confidence from somewhere and start pushing for a result. Show the opposition that we want to win. At times last night I watched Ferdinand or Paul McGinn pass back across the field because no-one was making a run or making space up front for the telling ball.
     
    Something needs to change in the team for us to survive! 
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    The Original 59er reacted to Sweeper07 in Welcome Duckens Nazon   
    I rate Jackson more highly than you do - but starting with Mullen and Nazon on Saturday is a good idea. Mullen is back fit and raring to go - he will hound Utd and hopefully tire them out a wee bit. Nazon needs game time for fitness and if he could pinch a goal it would be a huge boost to him and to us. Strikers need goals. Being able to bring on Jackson for the last 30 - 40 minutes would be a real lift.
    I think the main priority is getting the midfield and full backs to defend better - like we are actually a team. . . 
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    The Original 59er reacted to oaksoft in Strategy! What Strategy?   
    What's interesting is that he links panic to buying non-Scottish players.
    He's holding Celtic up as an example of home grown talent.
    He nicely forgets that 15 years ago Celitc and Rangers had about 2 first team regulars between them and the only reason Celtic have so many Scots is because they don't have the money to buy foreign talent.
    If he wants to solve the Loan problem he needs to stop looking at struggling clubs and look at the bigger clubs who hoover up all the talent, leaving a shortfall and an inflated buyers market.
    His views can safely be stored under "Nonsense". Why is it that these sorts of journalists can't seem to think things through?
     
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    The Original 59er got a reaction from pondsman in St Mirren v Motherwell 6th Feb 2019   
    Ricky, in truth we had few chances. Up to the point of JB coming off I don't think we tested their keeper.
    Just after the substitution we had a flurry of activity and he made a great save plus a couple of other incidents that weren't really goal threatening moments. 
    In the 2nd half we scored a goal from a header, but I had the distinct impression (up to that point) that we could try all night and not score. Other than that moment we hardly threatened their keeper.
    The huge difference between the teams was confidence. Motherwell were slicker in passing, quicker to the tackle, more decisive, played with confidence and meanwhile we were chasing shadows. You sit and watch it and realise that passing across the field or backwards just isn't doing anything other than building up a possession stat. 
    After we scored, it didn't look as though we would chase a winner, but my God, Motherwell showed us exactly what to do! 
    I have refrained from talking down this team as I want OK to be successful. It will be a blow to go back down to the Championship, but they need to get some confidence from somewhere and start pushing for a result. Show the opposition that we want to win. At times last night I watched Ferdinand or Paul McGinn pass back across the field because no-one was making a run or making space up front for the telling ball.
     
    Something needs to change in the team for us to survive! 
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    The Original 59er got a reaction from turrabuddie in St Mirren v Motherwell 6th Feb 2019   
    Ricky, in truth we had few chances. Up to the point of JB coming off I don't think we tested their keeper.
    Just after the substitution we had a flurry of activity and he made a great save plus a couple of other incidents that weren't really goal threatening moments. 
    In the 2nd half we scored a goal from a header, but I had the distinct impression (up to that point) that we could try all night and not score. Other than that moment we hardly threatened their keeper.
    The huge difference between the teams was confidence. Motherwell were slicker in passing, quicker to the tackle, more decisive, played with confidence and meanwhile we were chasing shadows. You sit and watch it and realise that passing across the field or backwards just isn't doing anything other than building up a possession stat. 
    After we scored, it didn't look as though we would chase a winner, but my God, Motherwell showed us exactly what to do! 
    I have refrained from talking down this team as I want OK to be successful. It will be a blow to go back down to the Championship, but they need to get some confidence from somewhere and start pushing for a result. Show the opposition that we want to win. At times last night I watched Ferdinand or Paul McGinn pass back across the field because no-one was making a run or making space up front for the telling ball.
     
    Something needs to change in the team for us to survive! 
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