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  1. 1 minute ago, faraway saint said:

    To put him in that bracket, after the amount of players most of us have seen over the years, is just a knee jerk reaction.

    He's scored 4 from 18, not exactly Harry kane but not the worst.

    I do agree he's been poor over the last 2 or 3 games, seemed to take far too many touches, but he's certainly not been alone.

    Look at Stewart, hardly on for long, took THREE touches when he was just outside the 6 yard box but I could go on.

    As a team, very disappointing two games recently, even against Armenia, who were honking, we should have scored 4 or 5. 

    The manager rightly has to carry some of the blame over these games, as he, along with pretty much the same players, took plaudits in the previous 8 games, which we won. 

    I just don't see any positive attributes from him. He's got no presence at all as a striker, isn't fast, isn't strong, doesn't score etc. 

    I agree he was far from the only problem today. Many of them had really bad games and the managers lack of ability to change anything is a big problem as well.

    It's just baffling that Adams seems to be a stick-on to start every game and it seems like its based on absolutely nothing as I don't see what he contributes at all.  

  2. The introduction of Killie into the league probably gives us another 2 sold out away end games. With that said the cost of living crisis is going to have an impact this year for sure so I don't really see there being an increase on average attendance overall. Maybe a slight decrease. 

  3. I can't see him turning things around this season based on the fact we are looking worse and worse with each passing week. 

    I would like to have seen him get the chance to build his own team over the summer and start fresh. Unfortunately I don't think we can afford to wait till the summer now though.  

    We are in free fall at the moment and I think the only way to have a chance of turning it around is to get rid of him now and hope for a slight change in fortune in the last few games. If we don't do something now we are going down. 

  4. I can't believe clubs are okay with the cost of VAR. £67k for the bottom club meaning everyone else is paying more. How is that worth it?

    For us thats an extra high-end earning player a year.

    Considering theres been all this fuss of giving the old firm 2 stands to make an extra £100k(ish) because that money is so important but they are happy to throw away more than £67k (£100k for mid table) without much complaints. 

  5. Sacking Maloney now is a shocking decision. It shows that the Hibs board have no idea what their doing and theres no long term decisions being made.

    If you hire a rookie manager you implicitly sign up for giving the manager time and need to accept that there will be mistakes. You don't hire a guy to do a job he's never done before then be surprised when he makes mistakes. 

    Whether they should have hired a rookie manager in the first place is something else though. 

  6. Theres always an overreaction by the media every time an English manager gets sacked in the EPL.

    He's had a good crack at it and they've been good to him as much as he's been good to them over the years.

    If anyone watched that game against Norwich they'd know how bad Burnley are at the moment. The board are entitled to roll the dice and hope for the 'new manager bounce' IMO. 

    It's either that or certain relegation because thats where it was going. 

  7. 3 hours ago, David Boyd said:

    I certainly don't really believe the 325k figure either. However the argument that the Ave is 65 is pretty meaningless tbh. 


    If you did take out 325k for the manager then divide the remainder by the other 41.then it gives an average of approx 55k.which would still probably be in line with player salaries. So the accounts actually don't prove a thing. 


    However as I said. I can't believe provincial clubs in Scotland are paying managers these amounts. 


    If they are then it must simply be TV money that's paying this. 

    My point is more that you aren't going to have a manager on 325k with players averaging 60k. They will all be in line with each other hence the point in an average.

  8. 39 minutes ago, David Boyd said:

    Seeing on a website sportekz that St Mirren managers salary around 325k?


    Had no idea we paid anything like this. 


    Gobsmacked if true. But not sure I believe it

    This is our accounts for 2019 and 2020.

    Going by 2020 figures if you divide our total wage bill (£2.65m) by 42 players (completely ignoring the 35 admin and management staff) the average salary is only £65k so you can take from that he was on nowhere near 325k.

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  9. 58 minutes ago, TPAFKA Jersey 2 said:

    Not inspired by the Robinson chat. Very meh. Would much rather take a risky punt on one of the inexperienced guys then an average SPL jobber.

    in the interests of pandering to my Google laziness, could someone please list his credentials for “having done well at Motherwell”? Thank you in advance. 

    "Having done well at St Mirren" was good enough for Aberdeen.

    Robinson would be a great appointment IMO.

  10. The size of our support is never going to change. People need to stop living in a fantasy world thinking it will.

    Can you tell me any club in Scottish football who's support has dramatically increased at any point over the last 30 years?

    Every club size and support in Scotland is firmly set in stone and wont change IMO. 

    We have the Old Firm, Hearts, Hibs, Aberdeen who will always be bigger clubs with bigger supports than us. We are then in the next category of teams along with Killie, Motherwell, Dundee, Dundee Utd, St Johnstone. We will remain in that bracket until the end of time no matter how much we try to tell ourself we wont. 

  11. 7 minutes ago, northstbuddie said:

    I said a few days ago that I doubted that Jack Ross' pride (and pocket) would allow him to return to St Mirren.

    Football management is like a game of snakes and ladders - and at the moment JR is on a snake, not a ladder.

    I think its definitely a mistake for him. I can't see how he thinks he's getting a better job.

    He wont get anything in England while a 2018 Scottish Championship win is still his only achievement.

    In Scotland he has exhausted all his options of teams bigger than us. Aberdeen was the only realistic option for him and its gone now. 

  12. 1 minute ago, faraway saint said:

    Are they that different?

    Many, let's say, people, who are in charge of football teams are called coach.

    Title's not that critical, how to motivate the players and get them in the best positions to function as a team.

    Come to think of it, I could do it. :wink:

    I just feel that the key skills to be a good manager would be leadership, tactical awareness, handling with the press/fans/board, transfer market dealings etc.

    None of these are really required to be a good coach. We've seen many people who are supposedly great coaches fail miserably as manager.

    A lot of the top managers don't take anything to do with the coaching drills. 

  13. 29 minutes ago, antrin said:

    Naismith seems to me to be a good shout for the Saints job.


    Steve Clarke is happy to use his coaching skill, as is Hearts.

    He appears to be pretty sharp,  as well as decent.

    It's not a coach we are looking for though. It's a manager. Two completely different jobs with little to no transferable skills between them.

  14. 10 minutes ago, beyond our ken said:

    It should only be McInnes, I see anyone else as being the next-best choice (at best)

    one year of his Killie wages would secure the permission to talk business with him.  He would probably require a premium over his current salary but the current squad, a shot at the cup and potential of a top-six (or five, or 4) finish would have him giving us serious thought

    I agree he would be the best option but I just can't see how he would leave Killie so soon after joining.

    It would be a real black mark against his name with regards to his integrity if he jumped ship so early as soon as something slightly better came up. If it was for a big step up like the Old Firm then yes 100% he would do it, integrity goes out the window then.

    But for a slightly better job like ours, I can't see it. 

  15. 3 minutes ago, jaybee said:

    Quite like the idea of Naismith. I am not hooked that the new man has to have a connection with us, more that he isn't tainted by a connection with certain 'others' for me that rules out quite a few in the blue and green bigot brigade.............not all, but a few.  Naismith to me isn't tainted and he has played at a really good level and has always as far as I can remember come across as a reasonable, articulate and dignified man who would be worth an interview certainly. 

    I will be assured of giving the board my opinion when they ring me and ask. :)

    What about his zero managerial experience, do you not think thats important?

    Don't see how you could want someone with no experience rather than experience managers like Ross/McInness/Lennon 

  16. 8 minutes ago, northstbuddie said:

    It may be clear to you but does anyone actually know if JR wants to come back?

    It's a bit like Snakes & Ladders and I'm afraid Jack is not on a ladder at the present time - so it is questionable if he will be as motivated to do as well here as he did before.

    I don't know if Jack would want to come back but he's been sacked from the 2 jobs he's had since he left us so its a bit of a funny ladder he is on.

    What other job in Scotland could he get that's better than us?

    I don't see him getting anything in England again until he has another successful stint somewhere. 

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