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The north stand was sold out!
I presume you meant the south. I am one of the ones that moaned about bending over for the bigot brothers for very little financial gain ( as proven many times less than the quoted six figure benefit to the club)  but I was there as were the usual people around me. The crowd was a good 1500 home fans down so it wasn’t just the south that was quieter than normal. 
Here is hoping that we have a gentleman’s agreement with Aberdeen not to play Tansey against them. 
I sit in the West and if we looked quiet your end was desolate. Very poor turn out compared to most weeks

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I actually thought the starting formation of 4-1-4-1 was the correct formation and the keeper, defence and Cammy Mac looked (relatively) decent. But the 5 in front of them were pure utter shite, especially Tansey. The midfield never tracked back as usual.

The half time changes were significant and we looked more up for it in the second half. However I just don't get why Tansey started as he is woeful, and why take Cammy Mac off to replace him with Ethan when Cammy was the best midfielder we had? That coupled with Wednesday's night fiasco means  I am rapidly losing faith with OK. A shambles.

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From a team that won the championship last year we had one player from that team playing. Name a player in our midfield today who is a better player than Cammy Smith. Maybe Cammy MacPherson. Shambles. GLS will be sitting up in his Ivory tower today wondering why there was less than 4.000 there today and at least 1500 of them were Utd fans. Well the answer is the product on the park is utter shite.

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Interesting!!!
The only positive part of your post was "the keeper, Muzak & Popescu are decent". Who by all accounts were scouted by Gus McPherson.
Then you gone on to say that Gus is a waste of a wage. Strange!
 
 
I never said they were any better than we already had. I said they looked decent. Muzak looks ok. But is he any better than Erahahon was doing. Not yet. Keeper is ok. But is he better than Sammy or Lyness. He looks ok so far. But Popescu is better than anything we've had this season. But he looks to good to be in that team.

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5 minutes ago, East Lothian Saint said:
8 minutes ago, DumboBud said:
The north stand was sold out!
I presume you meant the south. I am one of the ones that moaned about bending over for the bigot brothers for very little financial gain ( as proven many times less than the quoted six figure benefit to the club)  but I was there as were the usual people around me. The crowd was a good 1500 home fans down so it wasn’t just the south that was quieter than normal. 
Here is hoping that we have a gentleman’s agreement with Aberdeen not to play Tansey against them. 

I sit in the West and if we looked quiet your end was desolate. Very poor turn out compared to most weeks

I agree but no need to try and dig up those that disagree with the short sighted decision for old firm games. 

There has been a marked drop off within the support overall and in the south stand if the parent decides not to go then generally it is a couple of empty seats that result from that decision. Whereas in the rest of the ground if one person decides not to go then it is only one empty seat. 

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Just back from the game. Well didn’t it get cold really suddenly after 330, brrrr .

Pros: keeper & Popescu are excellent, Popescu reminds me of Will Haining, wouldn’t be surprising if he got a couple of goals this season. We should sign them on long term deals no matter which league we end up in. Muzek anf Flynn got pass marks. The duck scored , albeit with a deflection, feel sorry for him, he looked really embarrassed that we were getting beat and put in a good shift in the 2nd half. Now that we are out the cup (against 10 men for most of the second half) we can concentrate on getting relegated as quickly as possible and bring this pathetic season to an end.

cons: OK started with one up front at home against lower league opposition (don’t let your teaching registration lapse Oran) not going to say anything else about the rest of the squad as we already know they aren’t of the quality needed to compete.

well done to all the saints fans that applauded Smith when he was substituted. Also if any Arabs fans are on the forum , you were singing the wrong lyrics to your song ( your going down with the Dundee, down with the Dundee) it should be “ your going down before the Dundee.... 

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It's easy to blame Tansey today and many have, but as a team the only players to get pass marks were Hladky and Mcpherson.
Sadly we looked disorganised in the first half and that's Oran's fault.
Bit better in the second half but not much, gonna be a long season.

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I agree but no need to try and dig up those that disagree with the short sighted decision for old firm games. 
There has been a marked drop off within the support overall and in the south stand if the parent decides not to go then generally it is a couple of empty seats that result from that decision. Whereas in the rest of the ground if one person decides not to go then it is only one empty seat. 
Each to there own mate. I'm ranting because the season is over. The empty stand was noticeable. It's not your fault but it detracts from what looks like a certainty that we are going down.

Do you know the scoreboard maintenance guy too. If so. Sorry again.

SMTID unfortunately

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3 minutes ago, ALBIONSAINT said:

 

well done to all the saints fans that applauded Smith when he was substituted. Also if any Arabs fans are on the forum , you were singing the wrong lyrics to your song ( your going down with the Dundee, down with the Dundee) it should be “ your going down before the Dundee.... 

We are going down before Dundee but they are staying down with the Morton 

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Can we also put to bed the issues some fans have with Stephen McGinn?

Our midfield was worse today for ducking out of tackles and not tracking back than it’s ever been, could probably count on one hand the amount of passing sequences they completed also.

Our best player by a considerable distance - carrying donkeys in midfield all season long.

Edited by W6Saint

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17 minutes ago, Sonny said:

I actually thought the starting formation of 4-1-4-1 was the correct formation and the keeper, defence and Cammy Mac looked (relatively) decent. But the 5 in front of them were pure utter shite, especially Tansey. The midfield never tracked back as usual.

The half time changes were significant and we looked more up for it in the second half. However I just don't get why Tansey started as he is woeful, and why take Cammy Mac off to replace him with Ethan when Cammy was the best midfielder we had? That coupled with Wednesday's night fiasco means  I am rapidly losing faith with OK. A shambles.

McPherson was suffering from cramp and was stretching a few times before took off

Pity he was easily our best midfield player

First half played with 4 imposters who hid,never ran,threw themselves to ground and looked to blame others

2 of them were took off at H/T

Flynn improved in the 2nd and the Duck is better out wide as he's useless as a focal point

Mullen should have came on for McPherson

No surprise we look a little better with positive players on instead the negative tactics we seemed to start every game with

The keeper i think is excellent and saved us from a right hammering in that first half

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Right! Three things pissed me off today and one was obviously the team.
 
Number 2 was the empty South stand. These are the so called fans who scream about boy cotting old firm games and moan about not being able to sit in their own seats. They were all empty today boys n girls. WHY?.
 
The third thing was the score board. Why the feck does it not work. Does it upset the players when they see the opposition are winning. All the more reason to get it fixed. That and the fact the fans quite like to know how long there is to go.
 
I could rant about the team and I want to BUT.
 
SMTID unfortunately.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Really?
That's what you choose to moan about! Weird!
Saints lose and one of your main gripes is a GIRFUY to fellow supporters? Charming.

To answer point 2 in a nutshell... Today's match had NOTHING WHATSOEVER to do with a season ticket. Not hard to understand really.

The other games you refer to ARE connected to the season ticket.

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I sit in the West and if we looked quiet your end was desolate. Very poor turn out compared to most weeks

£20 for the game, more if you have kids, football not great at our beloved stadium just now. I get why some never bothered.

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Just listening to Robbie Neilson on Sportsound. He has really fitted in with Dundee United's MO of trying to get Saints players into trouble with the authorities. Calling McGinn's challenge on Smith a disgrace. Richard Gordon, who I am sure hates us, calling for Stephen Mcginn, to get into bother. Dick can't even get the name right. I suspect these two will agitate for further disciplinary action against Paul McGinn - don't know if they can succeed as he was given a yellow.

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23 minutes ago, lenziebud said:

BOD had the chance to appoint Jim McIntrye twice to this job. He would have taken it. Already doing the business at Dundee and I reckon will push on similar to his time at Ross County. BOD getting what they deserve. 

Aye, remind me of the score against QOS in the cup? Not saying they won't improve but time will tell.

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So what did this game tell us today......

The good news..... we have a really good Goalkeeper and a really good defender in Popescu,  The Duck showed a bit more today, hopefully there's a lot more to come.  Musek is lacking match fitness but looks a decent player,  Lyon's is Scottish championship level at best, Flynn surprisingly played ok and looked a lot fitter of late,  Tansey is the new Kyle Hutton,  Dreyer should be put on the first to train back to Brighton.

To sum it up we are a half decent championship team, we would have half a chance against United in a play off with a match fit squad. but finishing 2nd bottom is probably beyond us, 

Is Oran the man to keep our season alive, results so far and performances shows he's not ??? I think he should have the next 3 games against Aberdeen Hearts and Livingston. if we get humped in all 3, swallow our pride and phone stubbsy and ask for forgiveness :lol:

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1 hour ago, John Gotti said:


I thought that as well. When Nazon got the ball at his feet he looks a player but shelling high balls up to him is not his game.
Our midfield is so weak we are inviting teams on to us, the fact Kearney never managed to sign a physical midfielder might be what costs him his job.

We’re just too easy to play against.

Tend to agree with what you say. We might still sign a hard tackling midfielder.  Much better second half..we might just have found a starting 11 and formation. Some new players did well. Corbu, Popesco, Hladky in particular. The Duck got better as the game went on and McAllister made an impact when he came on as did Jackson. 

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