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    Dibbles old paperboy got a reaction from belfast billy in Motherwell v St Mirren Scottish Cup Replay 18/2/20   
    Motherwell have also hit the post in the 2nd half and had a few shouts for penalties (further clumsiness from Lee Hodson)
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    Dibbles old paperboy reacted to faraway saint in Livingston v St Mirren, Wed 12th Feb   
    Ach well, goal difference is the main thing. 
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    Dibbles old paperboy got a reaction from Sweeper07 in Saint Mirren v Motherwell Cup   
    We signed Wank Broadfoot on a 2 year deal when he was almost 35 - wasn't a huge shock he got an injury and took ages to recover - 8 games played in half a season.
    We gave Gary MacKenzie a contract extension after he missed most of last season through injury. Played in 5 league games last season and has so far managed 10 this season.
    Last season Lee Hodson missed half the season through injury - who do we sign to replace Paul McGinn who was fit enough to play 35 league games last season? Out injured in his first start for us this season!
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    Dibbles old paperboy reacted to faraway saint in Defenders   
    On the other hand there's a group who fall over themselves for ANYONE we sign.
    Especially when there's a 83 second "You Tube" compilation. 
    Funny set are football supporters. 
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    Dibbles old paperboy got a reaction from TPAFKATS in Saint Mirren v Motherwell Cup   
    We signed Wank Broadfoot on a 2 year deal when he was almost 35 - wasn't a huge shock he got an injury and took ages to recover - 8 games played in half a season.
    We gave Gary MacKenzie a contract extension after he missed most of last season through injury. Played in 5 league games last season and has so far managed 10 this season.
    Last season Lee Hodson missed half the season through injury - who do we sign to replace Paul McGinn who was fit enough to play 35 league games last season? Out injured in his first start for us this season!
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    Dibbles old paperboy got a reaction from BuddieinEK in Saint Mirren v Motherwell Cup   
    We signed Wank Broadfoot on a 2 year deal when he was almost 35 - wasn't a huge shock he got an injury and took ages to recover - 8 games played in half a season.
    We gave Gary MacKenzie a contract extension after he missed most of last season through injury. Played in 5 league games last season and has so far managed 10 this season.
    Last season Lee Hodson missed half the season through injury - who do we sign to replace Paul McGinn who was fit enough to play 35 league games last season? Out injured in his first start for us this season!
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    Dibbles old paperboy got a reaction from Dan Is The Man in Paul McGinn   
    Quite disrespectful of Jack 'SMTID' Ross to broadcast his discussions with St Mirren about Paul McGinn before a deal has been concluded... here's hoping Paul does a Goody, talks to Hibs and then decides to stick with the Buddies and Jack is left looking a little less gallus.
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    Dibbles old paperboy got a reaction from BuddieinEK in Paul McGinn   
    Quite disrespectful of Jack 'SMTID' Ross to broadcast his discussions with St Mirren about Paul McGinn before a deal has been concluded... here's hoping Paul does a Goody, talks to Hibs and then decides to stick with the Buddies and Jack is left looking a little less gallus.
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    Dibbles old paperboy reacted to Magic Monkey in Scott & McPherson   
    FFS guys, give it a rest.
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    Dibbles old paperboy reacted to Ethan in Lewis Morgan..Is he injured or just out of favour?   
    Goodwin was asked if Morgan was available would he be intersted. Of course he said yes. He didnt just come out and say we were after him. 
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    Dibbles old paperboy got a reaction from St.Ricky in St Mirren v Motherwell, Wed 4th Dec   
    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.
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    Dibbles old paperboy got a reaction from BuddieinEK in St Mirren v Motherwell, Wed 4th Dec   
    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.
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    Dibbles old paperboy got a reaction from BuddieinEK in St Mirren v Motherwell, Wed 4th Dec   
    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!).
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    Dibbles old paperboy got a reaction from BuddieinEK in St Mirren v Motherwell, Wed 4th Dec   
    Added to that Broadfoot is 35 now and MacKenzie is frequently injured! What could possibly go wrong with that plan?
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    Dibbles old paperboy got a reaction from Lord Pityme in St Mirren v Motherwell, Wed 4th Dec   
    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.
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    Dibbles old paperboy got a reaction from Lord Pityme in St Mirren v Motherwell, Wed 4th Dec   
    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!).
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    Dibbles old paperboy got a reaction from Lord Pityme in St Mirren v Motherwell, Wed 4th Dec   
    Added to that Broadfoot is 35 now and MacKenzie is frequently injured! What could possibly go wrong with that plan?
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    Dibbles old paperboy got a reaction from Lord Pityme in St Mirren v Motherwell, Wed 4th Dec   
    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!
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    Dibbles old paperboy got a reaction from Cornwall_Saint in St Mirren v Motherwell, Wed 4th Dec   
    Added to that Broadfoot is 35 now and MacKenzie is frequently injured! What could possibly go wrong with that plan?
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    Dibbles old paperboy got a reaction from Bud the Baker in St Mirren v Motherwell, Wed 4th Dec   
    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.
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    Dibbles old paperboy reacted to magnus in St Mirren v Motherwell, Wed 4th Dec   
    I still feel we should have gone with Guti. 
     
     
     
    😉
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    Dibbles old paperboy reacted to div in Accounts to Year Ended May 31st 2019   
    Available to download here if you are interested;
    https://www.blackandwhitearmy.com/downloads/accounts-may2019.pdf
     
    Summary
    Turnover up to £4.1m from £2.8m

    Showing the value of Premiership football over Championship. The extra £1.3m was made up of c£500K in gate receipts, c£600K in prize money and increased advertising and commercial income.
      Over and above that turnover increase we also got £1m from the sale of John McGinn from Hibs to Villa as our sell on.
      We've since had another £330k from that deal, which was a third of the £1m kick that Hibs got when Villa got promoted. That money is NOT in these accounts.
      Our wage bill went up pretty much exactly in line with our increased turnover (point 1). We spent £3m on wages as opposed to £2m in the previous season. That's probably to be expected in the top flight but it does represent a wages to turnover ratio of about 75% which is well above the widely recommended level of 60%. The settlement of Alan Stubbs and Darren Jackson will be in there along with the paying off of all Stubbs duds. Not sure if the Kearney settlement is in there or not. I'd suggest not.
      The wages of £3m were included in an over all "Admin Expenses" total of £4.5m. That combined with a cost of sales of £500K meant we spent £5.0m last financial year.
      The income of £1m from John McGinn, plus the turnover of £4.1m meant we brought in £5.1m, spent £5.0m, so thus recorded a £100K profit.
      We also invested a chunk of money in the new pitch at Ralston and other projects such as the new lighting, the sound system and other bits and pieces.
      In short we've spent the £1m we got for John McGinn on exiting the Alan Stubbs debacle, repairing and rebuilding the squad, a new pitch and some lights. That £1m offset what would have been a £900K loss.
      £310K of the operating loss was a depreciation charge
      Our transfer income last financial year ending May 18 was £728K (Mallan & Morgan), ending last financial year May 19 was £1m and as I said we've actually already banked £300K this financial year. Ralston has delivered.
      We had £700K in the bank at the end of May (up from £500K previous year)
      We had 38 players and 36 staff last year (total 74). Previous year was 43 players and 34 staff (total 77)
      I don't know what prepayments and accrued income is but we had £600K of that this year as opposed to £140K last year.  
    Think that is all the big points. I'll leave everyone to make their own mind up.
    For me it's certainly a worry that we have spent £1.8m in transfer income and not really have a whole lot to show for it other than being in, and retaining, a place in the Premiership which is not to be sniffed at.
    The real concern is that there's no obvious assets left now. Magennis isn't going to go for big money and Vaclav will walk for nothing so we're going to need to need to stop sacking managers and rebuilding whole squads in January.
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    Dibbles old paperboy got a reaction from jaybee in Jim Goodwin Out, Jack Ross Ross In   
    Jack Ross in all likelihood would relegate this squad. It took him 5 months to start picking up points at a decent rate when he first joined us. He inherited a Championship squad with Jason Naismith, Gary MacKenzie, Gary Irvine, Lewis Morgan, Kyle McAllister, Stevie Mallan, Kyle Magennis, Lawrence Shankland all at his disposal and took us on a run of 6 straight league defeats. Even after shipping out 11 players and bringing in 11 new players in January it took a while until things clicked. Over his tenure (which lasted 20 months or so) Jack Ross signed around 50 players in 3 transfer windows.
    Goodwin has the right idea. Try and identify the right players within our price range and sign them for a few years and try and improve them. His success rate with signings has been reasonable with defenders (not a great day to make this point) and midfielders. It's not a huge surprise that we have struggled to find a good striker or winger with the money we can offer, and although I think we are lacking up front at least Obika has begun to gradually find the back of the net over the last few games.
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    Dibbles old paperboy got a reaction from pondsman in Jim Goodwin Out, Jack Ross Ross In   
    Jack Ross in all likelihood would relegate this squad. It took him 5 months to start picking up points at a decent rate when he first joined us. He inherited a Championship squad with Jason Naismith, Gary MacKenzie, Gary Irvine, Lewis Morgan, Kyle McAllister, Stevie Mallan, Kyle Magennis, Lawrence Shankland all at his disposal and took us on a run of 6 straight league defeats. Even after shipping out 11 players and bringing in 11 new players in January it took a while until things clicked. Over his tenure (which lasted 20 months or so) Jack Ross signed around 50 players in 3 transfer windows.
    Goodwin has the right idea. Try and identify the right players within our price range and sign them for a few years and try and improve them. His success rate with signings has been reasonable with defenders (not a great day to make this point) and midfielders. It's not a huge surprise that we have struggled to find a good striker or winger with the money we can offer, and although I think we are lacking up front at least Obika has begun to gradually find the back of the net over the last few games.
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    Dibbles old paperboy got a reaction from Sweeper07 in Lewis Morgan..Is he injured or just out of favour?   
    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.
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