At the moment it feels like your glamorous girlfriend who gave you 11 beautiful children has left you and she has been substituted by an unglamorous girl with children who dont or cant do as they are told.I hope that their ipads are taken from them and they are exercised to full fitness and shown what it means to play at this level.Adding a few more siblings who they can actually learn from may bring us future joy and happiness.
On a serious note we have always said we are in this together,St Mirren family etc.Alan and the players will get my full backing and i will judge them over the next few months.Its far to early to start swinging the meat cleaver.Come on you Saints.
Yeah, I wasn't getting at you about it. I was with you on the 'wait and see front'.
I've seen enough in 3 games to be able to make a judgement that something is amiss though and the best chance of overhauling that is the addition of personnel who are good enough.
Stubbs also knows this going from his post match comments. In the space of a week he's gone from bullish and coming away with pish about 'marquee signings' to now being 'hopeful that a couple' will come in.
We're a lot more than 'a couple' away from looking like a good sid,e though. The three guys on trial today clearly proved that they are not good enough but it's worrying that Stubbs even thought they might be, given none of them have a particularly impressive CV. Patterson perhaps did at one point but he's clearly 4 or 5 years beyond that point despite only being 31. If Stubbs thinks this is the calibre of player that might be passing as acceptable in the Premier League then he's seriously misjudged just how tough a league we're going to be operating in.
I don't think we, as supporters are asking for a lot in our club's signings... merely basic competence at the level we are looking to operate at. There is a staggering lack of that being brought in this summer.
Oh and Jack Ross doesn't get off Scot free either - easy to forget that Jim Kellerman was his signing and looks to be operating at roughly the same level as the rest of the jobbers we've signed.
I hope to be looking back on this in 9 or 10 months from now, holding my hands up and admitting with a massive grin on my face that I made a cock of myself....that at least two or three of Cole Kpekawa, Jeff King, Cody Cooke, Jeff Heaton, Kellerman etc are absolute gems and I've been far too quick off the mark....but the worry is that there is so little spark there from any of them even at this point where they would be going baws oot to impress their new fans. Nothing to make you go 'you know what? They look like they could come on a bit with the right amount of time and patience'....that's what's worrying me the most. That there are more James Marwoods and Callum Balls in that batch than Connor Newtons and Paul Dummetts.
I think Kearney will be seen as too high risk.
He's a full-time PE teacher and part-time football manager in Northern Ireland. He's never actually been in football full-time in any capacity.
To go from that to a full-time manager in the top league in Scotland seems like too big a jump for me. If we were still in the Championship then maybe...