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30 minutes ago, pozbaird said:

Hope he stays, but if he leaves, good luck to the boy, thanks for the goals and the effort... you played a part in the Great Escape.

JR picked out the 2-0 at Somerset as a really critical game. For me the Stelios 2-0 Hibs a few days later was even bigger.

The Saturday, we beat Ayr to get within 5 points then, on the Tuesday, there was the Ryan Stevenson farce and Ayr go 8 ahead again. 24 hours later the Stelios show against the league leaders and we got it back to 5. That must have been a real, unexpected kick in the teeth for Ayr and obviously we're left thinking we can beat anyone in the league.

Unfortunately, I get the feeling as well though that'll he be away. A few things don't really sit right. Jack was saying he was a maverick who could wind up others in training and it sort of stuck out McGinn shouting at him when he was on the ground poleaxed after one of Ayr's goals in the 6-2 game. I think I'm right in saying as well that he was one of the few players who didn't go to the Bankhouse on Saturday night. A shame really because he would have got a hero's welcome.

 

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5 minutes ago, Julian Banjos said:

JR picked out the 2-0 at Somerset as a really critical game. For me the Stelios 2-0 Hibs a few days later was even bigger.

The Saturday, we beat Ayr to get within 5 points then, on the Tuesday, there was the Ryan Stevenson farce and Ayr go 8 ahead again. 24 hours later the Stelios show against the league leaders and we got it back to 5. That must have been a real, unexpected kick in the teeth for Ayr and obviously we're left thinking we can beat anyone in the league.

Unfortunately, I get the feeling as well though that'll he be away. A few things don't really sit right. Jack was saying he was a maverick who could wind up others in training and it sort of stuck out McGinn shouting at him when he was on the ground poleaxed after one of Ayr's goals in the 6-2 game. I think I'm right in saying as well that he was one of the few players who didn't go to the Bankhouse on Saturday night. A shame  really because he would have got a hero's welcome.

 

To be fair, I've seen McGinn give Billy O'Brien pelters during a game too. Stelios did get a McGinn bollocking, but to be fair to Stelios, it was a foul on him all day long. Annnnyway... maybe he's off for a handful of reasons. 

I trust Jack's judgement. 

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JR picked out the 2-0 at Somerset as a really critical game. For me the Stelios 2-0 Hibs a few days later was even bigger.
The Saturday, we beat Ayr to get within 5 points then, on the Tuesday, there was the Ryan Stevenson farce and Ayr go 8 ahead again. 24 hours later the Stelios show against the league leaders and we got it back to 5. That must have been a real, unexpected kick in the teeth for Ayr and obviously we're left thinking we can beat anyone in the league.
Unfortunately, I get the feeling as well though that'll he be away. A few things don't really sit right. Jack was saying he was a maverick who could wind up others in training and it sort of stuck out McGinn shouting at him when he was on the ground poleaxed after one of Ayr's goals in the 6-2 game. I think I'm right in saying as well that he was one of the few players who didn't go to the Bankhouse on Saturday night. A shame really because he would have got a hero's welcome.
 


He was there, vaguely remember speaking to him.
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10 hours ago, Julian Banjos said:

JR picked out the 2-0 at Somerset as a really critical game. For me the Stelios 2-0 Hibs a few days later was even bigger.

The Saturday, we beat Ayr to get within 5 points then, on the Tuesday, there was the Ryan Stevenson farce and Ayr go 8 ahead again. 24 hours later the Stelios show against the league leaders and we got it back to 5. That must have been a real, unexpected kick in the teeth for Ayr and obviously we're left thinking we can beat anyone in the league.

Unfortunately, I get the feeling as well though that'll he be away. A few things don't really sit right. Jack was saying he was a maverick who could wind up others in training and it sort of stuck out McGinn shouting at him when he was on the ground poleaxed after one of Ayr's goals in the 6-2 game. I think I'm right in saying as well that he was one of the few players who didn't go to the Bankhouse on Saturday night. A shame really because he would have got a hero's welcome.

 

Apparently only about half the team were on the list to come to the bankhouse (due to size of the squad I'm assuming) and he just wasn't one of them for whatever reason, think he did turn up later on though. Don't think you can read too much into McGinn giving him a bollocking on the park, that's the captain's job.

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17 minutes ago, irvine_buddie said:

Apparently only about half the team were on the list to come to the bankhouse (due to size of the squad I'm assuming) and he just wasn't one of them for whatever reason, think he did turn up later on though. Don't think you can read too much into McGinn giving him a bollocking on the park, that's the captain's job.

Clangers was sharing that picture of Stelios on the bus, already looking a bit worse for wear! Maybe he just had to lie down for a bit!

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One day after signing up Adam Eckersley for 2 more seasons  ............

From BBC website,

"St Mirren boss Jack Ross urges education drive to combat gambling in football."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39871679

 

From Adam Eckersley's Wikipedia page,

Eckersley credited Alex Ferguson for helping him to stop gambling after Ferguson grew concerned about Eckersley's habit; Eckersley stopped playing poker after Ferguson told him a story about Keith Gillespie and his gambling habit.

 

Just coincidence I presume.

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14 minutes ago, Wilbur said:

One day after signing up Adam Eckersley for 2 more seasons  ............

From BBC website,

"St Mirren boss Jack Ross urges education drive to combat gambling in football."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39871679

 

From Adam Eckersley's Wikipedia page,

Eckersley credited Alex Ferguson for helping him to stop gambling after Ferguson grew concerned about Eckersley's habit; Eckersley stopped playing poker after Ferguson told him a story about Keith Gillespie and his gambling habit.

 

Just coincidence I presume.

Was one not referring to football gambling, the other casino gambling. 

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39 minutes ago, Isle Of Bute Saint said:

Who is out of contract? Copied from basil85's post in the contract thread. - a few have already been sorted.

1.       Jamie Langfield – Contract up (Out)

2.       Stelios Demetriou – Contract up (Extend)

3.       Gary Irvine – Contract up (Extend)

4.       Andy Webster – Contract up (Out)

5.       Ben Gordon – Contract up (Undecided/ Likely Out)

6.       Gary Mackenzie – Contract up (Extend)

7.       David Clarkson – Contract up (Out)

8.       Rocco Quinn – Contract up (Undecided/ Likely Out)

9.       John Sutton – 2018

10.   Stephen Mallan – 2018

11.   Cammy Smith – Loan (Try get back/ Sign)

14.   Kyle Hutton – 2018 (Try get out)

15.   Jack Baird – Contract Up (Out)

16.   Rory Loy – Loan (Try get back/ Sign)

17.   Lewis Morgan – 2018

18.   Lewis McLear – 2018

19.   Jordan Stewart – Contract up (Undecided/ Likely Out)

20.   Craig Storie – Loan (Out)

21.   Billy O’Brien – Loan (Sign)

22.   Stephen McGinn – 2018

23.   Pal Fjelde – Contract up/ year option (Out)

24.   Harry Davis – Loan (depending on injury try get back)

25.   Josh Todd – Contract up (Out)

42.   Kyle Magennis – 2019

44.   Adam Eckersley – Contract up (extend)

Under 20s

28.   Reece Wilson GK

30.   Greig McNaughton DF

31.   Nathan Flanagan MF

32.   Dylan McKendry DF

33.   Craig Johnston FW

34.   Kalvin Orsi DF

35.   Darren Whyte MF

36.   Connor O’Keefe MF

37.   Mark Morrison DF

38.   Luke Barclay MF

39.   Andrew McDonald DF

40.   Cameron MacPherson MF

41.   Lee Fawkes MF

43.   Chris Hendry GK

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2 hours ago, David Mc said:

Need two strikers in even if we manage to keep Loy IMO. Sutton is a bench warmer next season. Smith isn't a goalscorer. That's even if we retain Mallan and Morgan's goals.

With the lack of strikers we have at present, and Cammy Smith in the team, we were among the highest scorers in Britain since the end of January. The way we play means we get goals from all over. Sutton is a good option from the bench for a more physical  threat on occasion. Mallan, Morgan, Magennis, Smith and Loy are all attacking, dangerous players for the opposition, while McGinn chips in with the odd goal, McKenzie and Davis are potent threats at set pieces and the likes of Stelios are also likely to get goals.

Another striker to add to that lot would suffice in my opinion, but I take your point.

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This from the official website.....

J.Baird....................Contract ended

D.Clarkston.............Contract Ended

H.Davis...................Loan Ended

S.Demetriou............contract ended

A. ECKERSLEY........2019

P.Fjelde...................Contract Ended

B.Gordon.................Contract Ended

K.Hutton...................2018

G.Irvine................... Until the end of the 2016/17 season with the option of a further year 

J.Langfield..............Contract Ended

S.McGinn................2018

G.McKenzie............Contract Ended

K.Magennis............2019

S.Mallan.................2018

L.McCLEAR...........2018

L.Morgan...............2018

B.O'Brien...............Loan Ended

R.Quinn.................2018

C.Smith.................Loan Ended

J.Stewart..............2018

J.Todd..................Club retains the option of another year.

A.Webster............Contract Ended

http://www.stmirren.com/teams/first-team/first-team-squad

 

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On 9 May 2017 at 2:13 PM, Julian Banjos said:

JR picked out the 2-0 at Somerset as a really critical game. For me the Stelios 2-0 Hibs a few days later was even bigger.

The Saturday, we beat Ayr to get within 5 points then, on the Tuesday, there was the Ryan Stevenson farce and Ayr go 8 ahead again. 24 hours later the Stelios show against the league leaders and we got it back to 5. That must have been a real, unexpected kick in the teeth for Ayr and obviously we're left thinking we can beat anyone in the league.

Unfortunately, I get the feeling as well though that'll he be away. A few things don't really sit right. Jack was saying he was a maverick who could wind up others in training and it sort of stuck out McGinn shouting at him when he was on the ground poleaxed after one of Ayr's goals in the 6-2 game. I think I'm right in saying as well that he was one of the few players who didn't go to the Bankhouse on Saturday night. A shame really because he would have got a hero's welcome.

 

Did Jack Ross actually say Stelios winds up other players on the training ground as I have not heard that ? The word Maverick describing Stelios to me that he could do things out of the ordenary / magic. Here is a player who can hold onto the ball has composure in front of goal. Just my view.

 

 

 

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