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Everything posted by Maboza

  1. Approx. 10% increase in cost is a bit wild. Also agree that the statement is full of soundbite, waffling pish. If there was any intention of addressing the OF issue it would have been done lone ago. They’ve deliberately played for time here as can be seen by the fact that the family stand ST’s are once again being sold at a rate that excludes OF games. They’re terrified to actually get their finances in order and effectively build revenue streams rather than taking the easy bigot pound. Even against the wishes of the support that own the club.
  2. Kinda shows the sort of level that someone should be getting a first managerial opportunity. Yet we still have Scottish pundits trying to get players like him waltzing into a SPL club like Saints. Thankfully the club were sensible about thinking better of that.
  3. I don’t think he was ever established as 1st choice at Ipswich ?
  4. I think you’re a tad mistaken. We went 8 games undefeated. 2/8 were wins against lower league clubs. 2/8 were draws. The reason the number 11 might be in your head is because that’s how many games we played without winning, pre-christmas. We were never a good side. Goodwin got talked up last season when he got a decent run and a lots of things went in his favour around the Rangers cup win. Same again happed this seasons and the long, turgid spells were quickly forgotten. He left when his stock was high because he didn’t fancy his chances of delivering top 6, just like his failure last year.
  5. You’ve got to love the folk that think we were going to finish 4th under Goodwin and also giving pats on the back to the team for beating Ayr and Kelly to get to a QF! Clearly can’t remember pre-Christmas, and certainly can’t remember back to shiting the bed from pole position for top 6 last year, and 2 semi finals against bog standard opposition.
  6. Johnny McMillan. Remember it well sitting up in the corner of the main stand at Dens. Think that was maybe the game that Campbell Money had to wear a Dundee goalie kit for some reason.
  7. I think Jones is almost nullifying the threat of Tanser. I noticed on Saturday that Tanser more or less always supplies the ball to Jones as he’s got this star man tag. I reckon he’d to well on the right for us as he definitely has something albeit frustrating at times.
  8. Missed Ronan today and just weren’t at it or good enough. Robinson tinkering with the 4-2-3-1 to revert to a back 3/5 - after it having failed for the first half of the season - seems a bit bonkers. You’ve got to wonder what consultation has (or hasn’t) been had with Shaugnessy/Langfield/McManus to get an understanding of the evolution of our season. That should have highlighted the failed experiment of earlier in the season. Can’t help thinking that it’s either trying to put an necessary stamp on the team, or maybe that he fancies McCarthy as too good to sit on bench and wants to squeeze him in. Either way, it’s pish. He needs to realise pronto that Main isn’t an answer, albeit that Grieve hasn’t had a kick in the last few games (bar a cameo at Celtic) and Brophy still returning. Erhahon also looking more error strewn the less he plays. Finally, no great surprise to see us struggle after going behind. Typical Goodwin legacy that we struggle to create so don’t lay all the blame on Robinson for today. Took 5 mins too long to throw up Shaugnessy at the end - yet another thing that should have been flagged up to him as our get out of jail card that had worked before.
  9. That wasn’t their reaction when they were surrounding the ref. Also, That wank Neilson was stood about 4 inches away from Beaton already in his ear from the previous challenge. It was Beaton that gave the red.
  10. I was in main stand and couldn’t believe it was a red. Having watched the replays on sky sports mini-highlights it certainly looks like it was justified from the angles. What i think it doesn’t capture is that it’s almost the side of Ronan’s boot that catches and glances down the front of the Hearts players shin. I’m not convinced that he put the boot/studs into the man or was recklessn or out of control. It was a clumsy challenge but pretty unfortunate if you ask me.
  11. Flat from us until we got the equaliser. Terrible 1st half and we took too long to change things. Grieve wasn’t getting a sniff up front today. Good grit to earn a decent point in the end. It was probably mentally quite important not to lose today so shows a bit of character and were finishing the game well until cuntface Collum killed the game for us by finally getting his moment of glory that he was determined for all game.
  12. Get brown so far to f**k. If the club think this is a good idea they don’t have much ability to temperature check the fans. Smacks of another Misty-eyed appointment from those on our board who like the green & white. Same mistake as Stubbs. Hopefully this doesn’t come to fruition.
  13. Not confirmed yet. But yes, he’s gone. As for others asking what players are out of contract and/or could be targets for Aberdeen. I’d guess Alnwick definitely, possibly Tanser (who he seems to like) and maybe Brophy at a push? Apart from Alnwick, I couldn’t really say we have anyone that would be ‘Aberdeen class’, in terms of their ambitions at least, rather than their current position. Ps. Could see him making a play for JJ certainly and maybe Gogic / Ronan. None of whom we could expect to keep.
  14. Disappointing to lose Goodie. As likeable and decent a manager that we’ll ever have and someone who really knows and loves the club. Tough gig for him at Aberdeen but I genuinely wish him well and wouldn’t want him to fail. Got to respect his ambition to go to another level and earn a much higher salary for his family. Just a shame that it’s coming about on such a good run of form. It would have been good to see if he could’ve delivered top 6 for us. There’s a bit of this that is him leaving while his stock is high, rather than some of the long lows we’ve tolerated without being under any major pressure. Credit deserved where it’s due for stabilising and improving SMFC. Football and tactics weren’t great for spells and was never the most open and expansive football, but his league position last year is the standout in our recent history. Slight disappointment that he didn’t land the top 6 from the position we were in and at least a cup final after getting SF’s against 2 non old-firm clubs. It’s a shame that he’s not staying long enough to see what this season can deliver. I guess that’s the nature of it. Any of our players or managers going on to a bigger club will have done us a decent turn unlike plenty of wage thieves we’ve had over the years.
  15. That’s what I was wondering as well. All I see is paper noise so far without even the confirmation that Aberdeen have agreed to pay the release clause which would be the pre-requisite for us granting permission to speak. Even then - nothing to suggest JG is first choice. Seems to be more than a few people thinking this is a done deal without anything to show for it yet.
  16. There’s absolutely no chance we can match what they will pay a manager. We should think smart on what bonuses we can offer. If each league position is worth £80k from memory, why don’t we offer £8-10k for 6th place and the same again for every place above. That gives a realistic, achievable incentive of £24-30k to go after between now and the end of season. Chuck in another £10k for delivering European football. That would test his ambition. If he could do achieve that then he would be the best performing Saints manager since the early 80’s. Incidentally, if (and I don’t expect it to happen) we win against Livi and Dundee in the next 2 games - Goodwin would have us going into the Hearts home game with an opportunity close the gap to 3rd to 5 points at most. Possibly less if Hearts don’t beat St.Johnstone at the weekend. St. Mirren have backed him. He now has the opportunity to do something really special - and to rectify the disappointment of the 2 lost semi finals and missed top 6 last year. Question is will he back himself to do that.
  17. Seems to be picking up momentum in the news stories according to the Daily Record. The papers love this feeding frenzy around a manager vacancy and gives them the opportunity to engage at least 2 sets of fans compared to the usual daily irrelevance of their newspapers. I’m keeping an open mind and not taking anything as gospel for now. I still struggle to see how Goodwin would be a standout 1st choice for Aberdeen. I do remember Willie Miller raving about how we played against them a couple of times up at Pittodrie. Pretty sure we lost 1 and drew 1 of those games. Funny old game if that’s what has stuck in their mind as a couple of games of high pressing, possession football (not exactly the norm over the extended course of Goodwin’s reign) with us ultimately not getting a result. I can imagine that they want to talk to Goodwin + others. I reckon that has led to this standoff to force Aberdeen to agree the money is available rather than us bend over. If Goodwin is showing interest then that’s only to be expected to play to his own strengths in this position. Whether he’s genuinely interested in moving now or not, he’d be daft not to play his cards to try and get a better deal out of this.
  18. Maybe in the sense that they’re 3rd in the league and seem to be the best of the rest, but being in a QF of the cup and avoiding the Old Firm is cause for excitement. A quarter final tie at Tynecastle is an occasion and opportunity to relish. You need to upset the odds to make memories and this is a good chance for Goodwin and the players to really make a mark against a good, but not unbeatable, Hearts team. Hope we get a decent number of tickets. Hearts had a pretty poor turnout in last 16 vs Livi.
  19. I find the interest from some Dons fans and pundits in JG a bit lazy/bizarre. He is far from a standout manager - plenty of mistakes, long runs of rotten form, uninspiring tactics & performances. Transfer dealings prob more good than bad but there’s still a number of duds. He’s been talked up since the night we beat Rangers. I honestly can’t see how he would fit the bill for Aberdeen. Incidentally, I think he’s still at a good stage of cutting his teeth with us. If he can deliver a top 6 finish with us and then enters the following season with us looking like a clear top 6 team then that really elevates his status for me. For now, he’s just another middle of the pack manager IMO. (BTW - I love the handsome man and wholly support him)
  20. Erhahon has the attributes to be a very decent calibre midfielder with a bit of fine tuning. Let’s hope we get to see him improve for us and then get a transfer that benefits both parties.
  21. Absolutely this. We weren’t exactly doing badly with having players like Thompson, Teale, Mooy, McGowan, Carey, etc. the last time we beat Rangers at home. The thing with the much trotted line about the difference in cash being a couple of players - the same would apply to Motherwell. They could be pushing the boat out to keep Watt and have some other big name players. Where do you draw the line if your core fans are not looked after?
  22. Lack of police presence was strange given I saw mounted police at last week’s fixture against Aberdeen which is a much lower profile game. There’s been wee fannies running about outside Fir Park every time we’ve played them in the last few years. As you said, the stewards had no chance to maintain the fenced off area but it comes back on the club and stewarding company at the end of the day. I don’t know why they don’t have one of those big sheets over that whole section of seats. If they had that it would have avoided the whole situation. Ultimately it’ll cost the club in additional stewarding and police costs in future games.
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