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  1. Something else that's great, while people are singing and clapping along with the drum, they're not screaming abuse at St Mirren players who are trying their best. One thing I've loved since all this started has been the reaction to opposition goals. You don't see the young guys in the singing section shouting and bawling at our own players, the drum starts immediately and so does the singing, usually louder than the other fans who are celebrating. It's a real attempt to lift the players and spur them on, rather than berate them. Love it, I think I'm enjoying watching St Mirren now, as much as I ever have, counting the days between matches, even after Cappielow, I couldn't wait for the Livingston game.

  2. Always been pretty cynical about these sorts of "12th man" claims. But I really, genuinely feel that the wave of enthusiasm from the fans and the singing section did play a part in last season's turn around. I felt that something happened at the Dundee game in the cup, where people finally started to see Jack's new signings impact the team and a sense of belief worked it's way through the fans. It didn't go away, it's gotten stronger and stronger, and I really feel it makes a difference. The way the players react to the fans after games is all the evidence you need. 

  3. In a way it still makes me sad to see the place like that. But then you think that people will be making lives there, parents telling their wee one's about Stephen McGinn hitting an absolute screamer from their kitchen into the top corner of the bin shed across the road, kind of nice. I'd like to see the ground marked and remembered in a similar way to Middlesbrough's Ayresome Park. They've marked the old centre circle and a few other key points like the goal posts with metal ornaments and statues between the houses.


  4. 2 hours ago, shull said:

    Rambo is back :lol:

    Nobody in their right mind is going to pull up a racist, maybe drunken bigot.

    The result could be carnage.

    Inform Stewards and Police or the Club the following day and let them deal with it.

    Better staying safe than getting involved in a nasty brawl.


    Lock the door in your Shed and log off.

    The moron being caught by the police would have been fair, but I also think it's important that these people know that it's not just the authorities trying to shut them up, they need to know that other fans are disgusted by their behavior and won't tolerate it.

  5. 1 hour ago, Greenhill Road said:

    Any chance they will open the club up to the freeloaders for the East Kilbride game ? Can't imagine it will be too busy.

    That's a great idea, it will be a smallish crowd for us and I wouldn't imagine there would be too many away fans. Would be a great advert for the Club to let both sets of fans enjoy the bar pre-match. Would bring in a little extra cash too. Even charging £1 donation to the youth academy to get in. I'm sure most fans would pay that, I would.

  6. Typed his name into Youtube to see if there was any footage of him playing in India, there isn't a lot, but I did find this. The standard looks decent, some nice passing football, and he seems to play a very Rory Loy like role, dropping deep, linking play, clever through balls. Actually feel a bit more optimistic about him signing after watching this.


  7. I haven't seen him play in years, but he had a wee touch of class, maybe not a guy who's going to bag 25 goals, but that's what Gavin Reilly's for. I think he adds depth and will compete with Sutton for a start. Also might be a better option than anyone else we have if we decide to go 1 up front at any point.  Welcome to the club Darryl. 

    Need to get working on a song for him now.

  8. Just now, ReturnOf isma is god said:

    Mate the standard of football there is dire 

    Players who've had decent records here have gone there and performed similarly or worse. You don't see strikers from League 2 going over there making a fortune and ripping the piss out of everyone. Must be reasonable.

  9. Said on here a couple of times, but, I think Sutton gives his all every game. People mistake his lack of pace for laziness, but he'll work a defence as hard as he can. He's a goal threat, often only needs one chance in a game and in addition to that, he causes worry among the opposition and tends to pull focus from whoever he's playing next to.

    People have been saying that their early worries about Reilly were eased when they saw him as part of a front 2. Sutton played most of his games up top on his own last season, but no-one suggests that it was maybe the system that didn't suit him. When they've played together they've looked dangerous, I'd like another striker in, because I don't like any player to be a stick on in their position, but I think it would be rash to let Sutton go. Still has a lot to offer for me.

  10. 18 hours ago, djchapsticks said:

    Fair enough if you're not impressed by him as a player but you can't say his goalscoring record is anything other than impressive.

    195 Career starts and 127 sub appearances, 110 goals. Mostly at Championship or Premier League level. Averages a goal every 163 minutes over the course of his career.

    You don't get many proven 1 goal in 2 strikers at our level unfortunately.

    That's fair enough, I posted after having a quick glance at his wiki page for stats, admittedly maybe not the best move. Still stand by not having seen much to shout about when I've seen him in the flesh, but like any player, if his signs for the buds he'll get my full backing. I just can't get excited about the prospect.

  11. Never been a player I've been hugely impressed with when I've seen him. His goalscoring record isn't brilliant, but I do realise he'd be coming in to make the bolts so Gavin Reilly can fire them. If this is going to be his role, a guy who Reilly can feed off when Sutton's knackered or injured, then I'd be happy enough.

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