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Sounds like another promising signing. My only fear about the current transfer strategy is that the team is so young.

You'll never win anything with kids whistling.gif

That's my worry as well, still the squad looks decent, plenty of talent.

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Sounds like another promising signing. My only fear about the current transfer strategy is that the team is so young. You'll never win anything with kids :whistle

Unlike others who have opted for Chris Boyd, Kenny Miller, Black, McCulloch etc.

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What I'm saying Andy (why do you keep changing your name ) passing game is more effective than your philosophy of booting the ball up the park only for defenders to sweep the ball up.

I'd say it's a combination of both. You need the ability to play the long 'out' ball effectively, and you also need to be able to kill a game stone dead sometimes by keeping hold of the ball. Captain S (or whatever he's called this week) has long since bored us all titless with his ramblings about the long ball game, but it's a mix of everything that we need to be able to offer.

I think we have adopted a more direct style this season (so far), but that doesn't mean blootering it up the park at every opportunity - it means using pace, playing into space, and trying to stretch teams. Wylde, for example, is clearly under instruction to get as much white paint on his boots as possible. This is a good thing, IMO - it offers our midfield and our strikers a permanent option out left that they can look for on the break.

I'm hoping that with the skill of Kenny and McGinn, the pace of Marwood and Wylde, and the height/presence of Thommo and Ball, we are basically offering a triple threat this season, and it should be difficult for teams to cope with that. As long as we look to mix our playing style up a bit more than maybe we did under Lennon.

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What I'm saying Andy (why do you keep changing your name ) passing game is more effective than your philosophy of booting the ball up the park only for defenders to sweep the ball up.

You brought the subject up, not me... so I'll happily give you my response.

Passing the ball up the park only for the defenders to 'sweep up the ball' ... what difference does it make?... whistling.gif

Most goals come from a regain of possession in the last 3rd. How you actually get into the last 3rd is essentially irrelevant. Boot the ball up to the opposition defenders, pass it up the pitch to the opposition defenders - doesn't matter. Most goals come after the opposition defenders 'sweep the ball up'... then lose possession or give away a foul.

The key differences between booting it up the park as opposed to passing it up the park are:

1. You can get the ball into the attacking 3rd more often and more quickly by booting it up the pitch - hence creating mors goalscoring opportunities.

2. You may lose possession whilst attempting to pass it up the pitch, eg in your own defensive 3rd or the middle 3rd after 'sweeping the ball up'... and you then have a disorangised defence. If you boot it up the park you cut out most of the risk. Most passing moves break down within 5 passes anyway... its much easier to win the ball once than to string 5 passes together!

I would like to see pacey wingers like Adam Drury doing their business in the attacking third against disorganised defenders. Chasing after through balls, taking defenders on. I don't really like to see wingers bogged down in midfield against organised defences passing sideways or losing possession and putting us under pressure.

If you want to take on at this subject you'll need to do better than use meaningless phrases such as "quick passes" and "sweep the ball up".

Give me some stats and examples and argue your case. thumbup2.gif

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you also need to be able to kill a game stone dead sometimes by keeping hold of the ball.

Keeping hold of the ball to kill a game stone dead is not a good idea. One slip (and most passing moves break down after 5 passes) and you could be history.

Best way to kill a game stone dead is to allow the opposition to keep hold of the ball and sit back and let them.

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Our current style of play is so predictable to the opposition. We don't create enough chances on goal. Which is why we don't score that many goals.

Our opponents on Saturday scored twice as many goals as us last season because they have a manager who encourages shoot on sight.

We need to focus more on getting the ball in the box and shots at goal. Tippy tappy football across a back 4 is fine when you are coasting to victory. I don't think many of us bother to check how much possession or passes have been played in match stats.

All that matters is the result.

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The youtube video about him is interesting, classes himself as a right midfielder and says when he plays right back he likes to get forward and get his crosses in.

With Wylde on one side and Drury on the other hopefully we'll have a lot of pace and crosses coming in from wide. Defenders are going to have a lot to worry about with 2 pacy wingers and Mclean and Mcginn coming through the middle too. Lets just hope Wylde has been practising his crossing/passing since Saturday.

ETA:

Hopefully we'l be playing him at right mid with Naismith behind him at RB.

Edited by irvine_buddie

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Not in the least impressed with the "signings" made by the manager so far.Seems to be a combination of English non league players and reserves on loan from there as well.Craig obviously thinks highly of that standard of football,I dont. Meanwhile the punters are still being expected to fork out £20 a time to watch what is a bit of an experiment.Some are wanting this new fellow straight into the team tomorrow, lol.

Its also noticeable that barely half the team now is Scottish.

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Not in the least impressed with the "signings" made by the manager so far.Seems to be a combination of English non league players and reserves on loan from there as well.Craig obviously thinks highly of that standard of football,I dont. Meanwhile the punters are still being expected to fork out £20 a time to watch what is a bit of an experiment.Some are wanting this new fellow straight into the team tomorrow, lol.

Its also noticeable that barely half the team now is Scottish.

Just in case you missed it, the last all Scottish team to win a major domestic honour was in 1987....

Our side has a large contingent of young Scots who have graduated through our Academy. There are not that many sides in the top flight who have introduced as many in recent seasons.

I was sad to see Sean Kelly dropped with Tess taking his place, but Tess performed really well. We have a small squad and all will take their part.

St Mirren home games are probably one of the cheapest seats in the top flight with some of the best facilities.

We are forced to recruit loan signings as we cannot afford to match the wages on offer from most English clubs.

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We are forced to recruit loan signings as we cannot afford to match the wages on offer from most English clubs.

Even Celt*c have signed 3 non Scots on loan so far this summer.

This is the way football operates in the modern world.

The days of having a team of Scots who are all permanent signings and stay with you for a number of seasons are long gone.

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Not in the least impressed with the "signings" made by the manager so far.Seems to be a combination of English non league players and reserves on loan from there as well.Craig obviously thinks highly of that standard of football,I dont. Meanwhile the punters are still being expected to fork out £20 a time to watch what is a bit of an experiment.Some are wanting this new fellow straight into the team tomorrow, lol.

Its also noticeable that barely half the team now is Scottish.

Any player who is tipped as one to watch by the current premier league champions is good enough for me.

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Not in the least impressed with the "signings" made by the manager so far.Seems to be a combination of English non league players and reserves on loan from there as well.Craig obviously thinks highly of that standard of football,I dont. Meanwhile the punters are still being expected to fork out £20 a time to watch what is a bit of an experiment.Some are wanting this new fellow straight into the team tomorrow, lol.

Its also noticeable that barely half the team now is Scottish.

If you don't like it then don't go to games!

Gies peace!!

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Not in the least impressed with the "signings" made by the manager so far.Seems to be a combination of English non league players and reserves on loan from there as well.Craig obviously thinks highly of that standard of football,I dont. Meanwhile the punters are still being expected to fork out £20 a time to watch what is a bit of an experiment.Some are wanting this new fellow straight into the team tomorrow, lol.

Its also noticeable that barely half the team now is Scottish.

That's why he's the manager and your not.

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Not in the least impressed with the "signings" made by the manager so far.Seems to be a combination of English non league players and reserves on loan from there as well.Craig obviously thinks highly of that standard of football,I dont. Meanwhile the punters are still being expected to fork out £20 a time to watch what is a bit of an experiment.Some are wanting this new fellow straight into the team tomorrow, lol.

Its also noticeable that barely half the team now is Scottish.

You couldn't have been at the game on Saturday then. I don't think there would've been many saints fans complaining about the performance from the players.

As already been mentioned if we keep playing like that we will do absolutely fine thus season.

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