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  1. Andreu on for Paul McGinn - interesting substitution when we are 1-0 up away from home against 10 men.
  2. Paul McGinn could get a game at other bottom 6 clubs, Sam Foley is fine, Ryan Flynn has been good at this level in 2019. Kyle Magennis looked good last season when he was fit. At the minute I would say Goodwin isn't getting as much out of players like Hladky, the McGinns, MacKenzie, Mullen, Flynn, McAllister as Mr Part-Time-Mentality-Oran Kearney got out of the same players last season. 6 months on from Oran's dismissal it is looking as if GLS's gamble might backfire or we may need to blow this season's John McGinn money on the January window. Whether people rated Kearney as a manager is irrelevant - our signings in January nearly all worked out well last season and improved on what we had or added a bit of squad depth.
  3. Jack Baird will be better than Paul McGinn playing out of position as a centre half making way at right back for Cammy MacPherson being played out of position too.
  4. Gordon Scott named McAllister as his top signing target in the STV interview a week before Oran left the club. STV interviewed Oran the same day and he didn't list McAllister as a top priority signing (Popescu, Dryer, Muzek were Oran's top targets!).
  5. Added to that Broadfoot is 35 now and MacKenzie is frequently injured! What could possibly go wrong with that plan?
  6. An interesting question for the AGM since GLS is on record as claiming it was an open secret from April that Oran had his heart set on returning to part-time football - we had months to prepare for his departure. Oran mutually consented one day, Goodie announced the following day. Looks like we learned a lot from the Stubbs recruitment fiasco!
  7. Lewis has been a Celtic player for almost 18 months. The only time he started every game during that time was when he was loaned back to St Mirren FC in the Championship. He's heading for being a third of the way through his Celtic contract now. He started a decent number of games for Sunderland but had mixed reviews there. If Celtic have most of Forrest, Hayes, Sinclair, Johnston, Shved all fit then Lewis doesn't even make the bench. He's started a grand total of 6 Celtic games. Since Lennon and Hibs didn't part company on the best of terms we might have a better chance of landing Lewis, but if clubs like Aberdeen or Killie were also in for him I would guess they would be seen as a more attractive option than us. Last year when Brendan Rogers was still around you could see the logic of staying and fighting for his place and then going to a big club like Sunderland. A year further on we might not look like such a backward step when most weeks he isn't in the Celtic starting XI or on the bench. If he goes on loan, Celtic might want to see what he can do at Scottish premiership level week in week out up until the summer when he'll be halfway through his contract.
  8. Paisley pattern... St Mirren 1-1 Ross County Of the seven games St Mirren have been drawing at half-time in this season's Scottish Premiership, they've gone on to hold out for a point in five and lose two. Ross County have also been level at half time in seven league games this season, however they've ultimately won two, drawn four and lost one.
  9. I think you've deliberately and conveniently forgotten how bad things were under Stubbs (i.e. we were defeated before half time in most games following our flukey win against Dundee). Home game against Livingston (who were bottom of the league at the time), 0 shots on target and game over before after 36 minutes when Livingston go 2 ahead. Away at Pittodrie Aberdeen take the foot off the gas after going 3 nil up after 26 minutes. Game finished 4-0 to the Dons. Next game Hearts score 5 times before half time (once for us giving us our first goal in 3 games during which time we concede 10). Your joke that Kearney and Goodwin can't match the standards set by Alan Stubbs (signing Heaton, Kpekawa, King, Brock-Madsen, Willock etc; trying to sign Kenny Miller twice on a 3 year deal; turning up for work unfit to lead training, moaning to the press about the board) is wearing rather thin and has been wearing thin for over a year.
  10. The Jack Ross new-manager-bounce is working wonders at Hibs. (Motherwell take the lead!)
  11. Are you looking for a St Mirren-related present for Christmas? This Saturday (23rd November) at Oakshaw Trinity Church's Christmas Coffee Morning and Sale (10am - 12 noon) there will be a mini-auction during which 2 signed footballs from St Mirren FC will be up for auction. The first ball is a signed matchday ball used in the game against Celtic on 3rd April 2019 (and has been signed by players in last year's team like Popescu, Dreyer etc) and comes in a presentation case. The second ball has the St Mirren club crest on some of the panels and has been signed by this season's squad. We can't accept online bids from social media sites so please come along and bid in person if you are interested. The mini-auction will be held around 11.30am at Oakshaw Trinity Church, 6 School Wynd, Paisley, PA1 2DB. Photos of the two autographed footballs have been posted on the St Mirren Supporters and St Mirren Fans pages on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10162877868496337&set=pcb.10162877877281337&type=3&theater&ifg=1
  12. Murray's second full season season at Dumbarton should have been looked at by the SMFC board. They even got hammered by a Cowdenbeath side who finished bottom that year.
  13. Wonder how many goals we'd get from Fergie's attack, attack, attack philosophy matched with our current group of strikers?
  14. That was the point I was making; i.e. if he was fully fit why did he only play 5 or 6 games in half a season and in 2 or 3 of them he looked as if his legs had gone well before the end of the game. This season he has played 1 whole 90 minutes (almost) and we're midway through November. Would love to see Kyle do well for us - even if he got his confidence and fitness back and played for 60 minutes, 25 league games a season he could make a big difference. So far he hasn't looked as if he has been fit since the summer or confident.
  15. What facts would that be? He was pain free and fully fit when he was on loan with us before the summer and yet how many 90 minutes did he play for us then. (Answer... 5 or 6 full 90 minutes in half a season!) He was clearly struggling by the end of the season again in the double-header against Dundee United and a couple of games a week towards the end of the split and extra time in the play off final second leg (just checked he was subbed before extra time due to looking well and truly goosed)... and he only started playing 90 minutes after Dreyer got injured with a handful of games left! Given that this season he has had 1 game where he played for 87 minutes (Livingston) I would say the jury must be out on whether he is past all his historic injury problems.
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