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35 minutes ago, jaybee said:

agree entirely with complete last sentence re contract extensions, however have to disagree (equally) entirely re Hibs, he got them to a semi and they were in a reasonable position when boot came down.............all quite naturally in my ever so humble opinion. :)

So they were 7th when they sacked him and they were on a poor run . I also wondered if there was more to it than this but that's another story.

They had not been playing like the team that finished 3rd hence 7th place, and were on the wrong slope. Board makes the decisions - rightly or wrongly, they have power and influence and all the info to hand, the others are simply pawns..

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10 minutes ago, Sweeper07 said:

So they were 7th when they sacked him and they were on a poor run . I also wondered if there was more to it than this but that's another story.

They had not been playing like the team that finished 3rd hence 7th place, and were on the wrong slope. Board makes the decisions - rightly or wrongly, they have power and influence and all the info to hand, the others are simply pawns..

You just ramble utter shite constantly.

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10 hours ago, JJ McG said:

You just ramble utter shite constantly.

You are a total twat so thats life... what I said was FACT... and am I not allowed to wonder? There are always rumours - they might just be that, but sometimes there is no smoke without fire...

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defeat at the Tony Macaroni Arena was Hibs' seventh loss in their last nine league games, and leaves them seventh in the Scottish Premiership table...

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St. Mirren is no different to the other mid-table teams in the Premiership. Generally we pick our managers from clubs smaller than us and, if they are successful, we wave them goodbye and good luck when they move on to clubs bigger than us. Our latest example of that was JR moving to Sunderland.

All successful managers face the same question and JG will be no different. He'll be wondering 'Should I go now or wait for a better offer from down south?' His quandary is wondering whether his stock will be as high come the summer. If he waits till then, his chance might be gone.

Given that situation, what would any of us do? Would we really turn down the chance to double our wages, or more, knowing that the opportunity might never come again? Even if we fail with the new team, we will probably earn enough to make ourselves and our family comfortably off for a long time.

If JG gets the chance to go north and takes it, we should understand his situation, thank him for the good times he's given us, and wish him (not too) well in the Granite City. Then we start looking around the lower leagues again for the next JG. Sadly, that is football reality in 2022.

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41 minutes ago, pondsman said:

St. Mirren is no different to the other mid-table teams in the Premiership. Generally we pick our managers from clubs smaller than us and, if they are successful, we wave them goodbye and good luck when they move on to clubs bigger than us. Our latest example of that was JR moving to Sunderland.

All successful managers face the same question and JG will be no different. He'll be wondering 'Should I go now or wait for a better offer from down south?' His quandary is wondering whether his stock will be as high come the summer. If he waits till then, his chance might be gone.

Given that situation, what would any of us do? Would we really turn down the chance to double our wages, or more, knowing that the opportunity might never come again? Even if we fail with the new team, we will probably earn enough to make ourselves and our family comfortably off for a long time.

If JG gets the chance to go north and takes it, we should understand his situation, thank him for the good times he's given us, and wish him (not too) well in the Granite City. Then we start looking around the lower leagues again for the next JG. Sadly, that is football reality in 2022.

We won’t be looking in the lower leagues for a manager, there will be a lot of decent managers interested in the st mirren job should Goodwin go.

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2 hours ago, JJ McG said:

We won’t be looking in the lower leagues for a manager, there will be a lot of decent managers interested in the st mirren job should Goodwin go.

Doubt Stubbs would want it again  :shockaroony

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2 hours ago, pondsman said:

St. Mirren is no different to the other mid-table teams in the Premiership. Generally we pick our managers from clubs smaller than us and, if they are successful, we wave them goodbye and good luck when they move on to clubs bigger than us. Our latest example of that was JR moving to Sunderland.

All successful managers face the same question and JG will be no different. He'll be wondering 'Should I go now or wait for a better offer from down south?' His quandary is wondering whether his stock will be as high come the summer. If he waits till then, his chance might be gone.

Given that situation, what would any of us do? Would we really turn down the chance to double our wages, or more, knowing that the opportunity might never come again? Even if we fail with the new team, we will probably earn enough to make ourselves and our family comfortably off for a long time.

If JG gets the chance to go north and takes it, we should understand his situation, thank him for the good times he's given us, and wish him (not too) well in the Granite City. Then we start looking around the lower leagues again for the next JG. Sadly, that is football reality in 2022.

I doubt JG would make enough to retire if he failed at the sheep. And we might back ourselves to keep getting better then we could get a gig down south for real money. You're assuming JG is worried we'll go backwards. He might trust his ability to keep moving up rather than down.

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4 hours ago, Sweeper07 said:

I'm not a gossip and I've no idea if it's true... sorry but that's my ethical line

There is absolutely nothing ethical about hinting that you have information that you're not going to spill.....the ethical thing to do would be to say nothing about it at all.

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We have been here before. Best sorted quickly. If Aberdeen are keen then they may well agree a package before formal talks with Jim. The step up in salary might amount to over £200k pa over the contract term. No point in keeping what then might be an unhappy manager. Having said that I would prefer that he didn’t go.

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If Aberdeen really want JG as their next manager then there's nothing we can do to stop it happening. 

It'll be all about negotiating the best compensation deal possible. 

Then we will appoint Jack Ross as his replacement and we'll be in a secure place in the premiership with a decent manager. 

WIN / WIN IMO.

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Speaking at a meeting with SMISA members just last week, Goodwin said: "As in all contracts there's a settlement figure if I'm sacked or another club wants me.

 
 

"But it's not something I've thought about. It's still early days in the project.

"As long as we can see year on year progress and we still see ambition among directors then I'm happy here.

"And as long as the fans are happy with me too then I won't give anything else a second thought."

Hopefully true to his word.

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7 minutes ago, truesaint said:

Speaking at a meeting with SMISA members just last week, Goodwin said: "As in all contracts there's a settlement figure if I'm sacked or another club wants me.

 
 

"But it's not something I've thought about. It's still early days in the project.

"As long as we can see year on year progress and we still see ambition among directors then I'm happy here.

"And as long as the fans are happy with me too then I won't give anything else a second thought."

Hopefully true to his word.

Money talks though when it’s put in-front of you. 

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6 minutes ago, JJ McG said:

Money talks though when it’s put in-front of you. 

Liar, I sat for nearly an hour with a tenner in front of me and it didn't utter a single word.

I think Jim may be a man of principle. He could have came to us and increased his income but said it was too early for him. I reckon he won't go as he is holding out for the wigan job. 🙂

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