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Magic Monkey

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  1. Magic Monkey

    Samson to Sunderland

    In addition, Kearney has walked into a very fragile dressing room, where one wrong move (such as dropping a fans' favourite goalie who is also influential in the dressing room) could easily disrupt things. This way we can get Samson out the door and it's entirely his decision. I suspect the timing here is actually just fine all round. It really is no big deal.
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    Samson to Sunderland

    In fairness, I think it's more that goalies don't get a great deal of specific glory - penalty saves, or the occasional assist if you're playing football the Captain Sensible way. They really only measure success by clean sheets, so as part of a successful squad last season, you can see why the whole club would want to give him plaudits for that, even if everyone watching will have known it was as much down to Harry Davis and even our dynamic front three playing a high press as it was down to just one goalie.
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    Samson to Sunderland

    It's just football. Given that we could have kept him til January and opted not to, I really don't see what the big deal is. Bear in mind the absolute monstering of the squad that's due to take place in January anyway, every penny saved might help a wee bit. As for the approach, I'm really not fussed. That's just football. What would really piss me off was if someone unsettled our highly-rated young manager in the summer, decided not to employ him, made a balls-up of their recruitment, then came back in for our manager a couple months later once our season had started. I mean, that'd be really snake-like.
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    St Mirren v Motherwell Wed 31st Oct

    Yeah, agreed. If we do go down, the ideal scenario is that he overhauls the squad, gets some performances out of them, and we go down heroically. That's fairly unlikely, I admit.
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    St Mirren v Motherwell Wed 31st Oct

    We knew we were f**ked when Oran took over. I would hope he'd be given the chance to get us promoted again if we go down.
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    St Mirren v Motherwell Wed 31st Oct

    This move comes to nothing, but watch the guy receive and return the thrown in... he then makes TWO completely free runs into the box. Quite alarming to watch, TBH. I assume this comes from playing a back three and nobody quite knowing what they were meant to be doing.
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    Speculation Thread

    Put it this way: if he signed for Dundee, I'd be pissed off.
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    First Team Squad

    Yeah. Jack Ross would have helped, but we would still have struggled. He was right to move on when his stock was high.
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    First Team Squad

    The parallels between this and two seasons ago are uncanny. Were we not stuck on four points for ages then, too? Sadly, we don't have Ayr, Raith and Morton to pump this season.
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    First Team Squad

    And Coulson's away as well. https://www.stmirren.com/news/club/all-news/2255-hayden-coulson-returns-to-middlesbrough Thought there was a player there, in that lovely summer evening against Killie when even Jeff King and Cole Kpekawa looked like players
  11. And he's gone. https://www.stmirren.com/news/club/all-news/2251-nicolai-brock-madsen-returns-to-birmingham-city
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    Interesting Read

    There's a first time for everything
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    Speculation Thread

    Thing is, we can't expect guys to find their feet instantly as part of a team that has yet to find its feet. Edwards has that high-energy, running-about-a-lot thing going on, which could be useful if we start to develop a system that involves a bit of a press. Without placing too much hype on Hammill, you can't underestimate the impact that having someone like that in the team can have - at best, he'll not only create himself, but will also drag opponents out of shape, creating space for other guys. Basically everything we had last season with Reilly, Smith and Morgan.
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    4 told they can leave

    Looks like @bazil85has beaten me to it. They've done nothing, but three of them are injured. McShane may have a part to play if we lose McGinn for any period. I think most are hoping Eck can come back in some capacity once fit to do so.
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    Speculation Thread

    Well, yes, that was implied by my post, tbh.
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    Speculation Thread

    Right back at you. Nobody likes a crcitic.
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    4 told they can leave

    Answer my question first.
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    4 told they can leave

    So, let's take a look at this picture again with the benefit of hindsight Will any of the five on the left ever play for St Mirren again?
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    Speculation Thread

    Bloody hell. That's a horrifying indictment of Stubbs' recruitment this summer (not that we were in any doubt that he'd f**ked it up). I had especially high hopes for Coulson and Jones - and you'd imagine neither of their parent clubs would be happy with them sitting in the reserves. They'd surely be better off in their domestic under-23s. Ah well, at least this is all behind us.
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    Speculation Thread

    I'm staggered we haven't. Feel bad for the guy, but such a serious injury would surely end most loan deals instantly?
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    Speculation Thread

    I really hope we sign Hammill. He played 38 games last season for a team that Stevie Mallan couldn't get into...
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    Speculation Thread

    I'm not aiming to turn this into a Gus debate, but Mahrez was very, very slight in his younger days. I can understand why people might have had reservations over his ability to cut it in Scotland. His own family were skeptical when he eventually signed for Leicester, and that was a few years later. Either way, my point was more that the number of goals he scored for us goes up every time you hear the story Here's hoping Simeon Jackson is the real deal. God (or Allah, eh Riyad?) knows we need a boost right now.
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    Speculation Thread

    Can't do much more to impress than that. Unless you're Riyad Mahrez, who once scored 27 goals in two games for us and was then ignored.
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    Speculation Thread

    The one wearing goalie gloves. f**king shite news about Magennis.
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    Speculation Thread

    Actually agree with that. They might get a game at a lower level than the Champ, but that would be of no use or value to us going forward - if that were the case (ie a league one loan), we'd be as well paying off their contracts now and being done with it. That said, I still do think there's a player in Heaton, potentially.
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