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Sonny

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  1. Welcome Ryan. Enjoy your time with us. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  2. Last time I was at Ibrox two **** brought out Stanley knives and threatened to slice up my face because I was, to use their term, 'a ******** bastard'. Never went back.
  3. From the SUN ..... St Mirren are poised to land Aussie wing-back Ryan Strain from Israeli champions Maccabi Haifa. SunSport understands the highly active Saints are awaiting clearance confirmation for a potential free transfer switch for the Coventry-born ace who took Australian citizenship and previously starred for Adelaide United. But they look set to beat off stiff competition from a number of English teams and at least one top flight club here. Ex-Aston Villa youth Strain made 14 appearances for title-winners Maccabi Haifa last season. Now, though, it’s believed he’s keen to hook up with Stephen Robinson’s Saints and become their SIXTH summer capture for the 2022-23 campaign. And the Buddies are very hopeful of sealing a deal they would regard as a coup. Strain was called up by Australia a year ago for World Cup qualifiers against China and Vietnam but didn’t feature after suffering a hamstring injury in training. However, he believes moving to Scotland and a strong start in the Premiership can give him a late chance of yet making Graham Arnold’s squad for the finals in Qatar in November. The 25-year-old joined Maccabi Haifa a year ago and featured for them in the top flight, domestic cup and Europa Conference League qualifiers. The Israeli giants are due to face Olympiacos next month in the Champions League second round qualifiers. Strain, though, is keen for a UK return and Robinson – working closely with new chief operating officer Keith Lasley and recruitment chief Martin Foyle for a dramatic squad revamp – would be thrilled to land him. The ambitious Northern Irishman, determined to make the Paisley outfit strong top six contenders, should learn if the player’s coming within the next few days. St Mirren have already signed attackers Toyosi Olusanya from Middlesbrough and Jonah Ayunga from Morecambe, midfielders Mark O’Hara and Keanu Baccus from Motherwell and Western Sydney Wanderers plus keeper Trevor Carson from Dundee United. Robinson – who worked wonders in charge at Motherwell, including two cup finals and a place in Europe - replaced Aberdeen-bound Jim Goodwin in February but then saw the side suffer a downturn in form and drop into a fight for safety which they only secured late on. However, he’s determined to make sure there’s no repeat in the new season and instead wants Saints pushing hard for higher places and decent cup runs. Robinson – who will take his squad to Northern Ireland for pre-season training and friendlies - is also still working on other possible signings.
  4. Welcome T. Hope you enjoy your time here.
  5. I don't see how going to Germany will improve them when a team of amateurs just along the road, and others in the League have thrashed them many times this season. I am happy to help the team but I see no benefits in improving the team by them flying to Germany at our expense. I'll help the team in other ways but not this. All about opinions. Look at their results and League placings and gauge if spending £3k on flights is the best way to improve performances. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  6. They are looking for someone only to investigate problems on match days (eg floodlight failure). Mostly they will just be watching games. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  7. I've voted no to this. The womans' team are very poor finishing nearly bottom of the League and routinely getting skepled by double digit scores from the likes of Renfrew Juniors Ladies. Going to Germany looks like a jolly. Am happy to contribute to better coaching, facilities, equipment or better players but not for their summer holidays. Just my thoughts on the matter. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  8. We pay the second lowest salaries in the League. Even Ross County were paying £7k more pa 2 years ago and Hibs are paying 2.5 times what we pay. No surprise Gogic has better offers. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  9. Welcome to the Buddies. We hope to see 20 goals from you Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  10. True. But unlike Isma Dykes was only 23 and had scored 43 goals in his previous 4 years of almost continuous appearances with his clubs. His career was on an upward projectory. Isma's isn't. Who knows it may work out but Martindale has also signed loads of wallopers. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  11. Isma has been discussed in the speculation thread for the last couple of hours. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  12. Main and Erwin have both made substantially more appearances and scored far more goals over the last 4 years yet not deemed good enough. And both are younger (Isma is 31 in June). Maybe the Japanese 3rd Div is better than I am giving it credit for. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  13. Naw. Only played 40 games in last 4 years and that was in the Japanese 3rd division, Iran, Bangladesh and Indian Premier Leagues. Scored 8 goals in those 4 years. Let's just keep the happy memories.
  14. One stand and charge them 50 quid. Problem solved. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  15. My mistake. Still means we are not losing £100k. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  16. We charged £22 for a ticket last season. The OF £30. So bump up to their prices against them to £30 and we pull in approx £40k (1600 * 8 * 3) per stand. This should be done regardless of the outcome of the vote. So that leaves a £60k shortfall if we only give them one stand. (We gain an extra £80k if we give them 2 stands). Some of any loss will be offset by - slightly increasing Family Stand season ticket prices to reflect validity for all games. - maybe slightly increased number of Buds returning if only one stand allocated to the bigots. - some OF infiltrators into the Home Stands. So the loss would be closer to £50k than £100k. Not great but we can live with that.
  17. Called up to the NI squad already. Well done Trev. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  18. Welcome aboard. You have quite a standard to keep up but am sure you are up to it. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  19. Officially signed. Welcome to the roller coaster. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  20. Keith started his new job today. Let's hope he helps to improve the Club in all areas so we can win the League (or at least get into top 6).
  21. Maybe Robinson should cut off Ethan's hands for the second half. Booked for two hands round someone's waist the got away with two more stops using his hands. He'll be off next time.
  22. The new formation should help Brophy more with 2 strikers playing off each other with Kiltie in support. In almost all Brophy's games we had 2 sitting midfielders and two wingers pumping in high balls from as far away from Brophy as the park would allow. The guy was isolated most games. With decent support hopefully his record will improve. And he is still the top scoring striker by some distance. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  23. Welcome to the roller coaster ..... https://www.scottishdailyexpress.co.uk/sport/football/jonah-ayunga-join-st-mirren-26929324
  24. Apparently we are interested in Cameron Norman of Newport County. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  25. 3-4-1-2 Fraser, McCarthy, Shaughnessy Tait, Gogic, Ronan, Tanser Kiltie Main, Greive. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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