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Your Greatest & Wildest St Mirren Goal Celebration

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Most since 1962 I can't remember, so probably nothing special.

Even the Cup Final goals , although well celebrated at the time were not the best.

My favourite remembered 3 goals which sent me tonto were.

Willie Borland's winner v Dumbarton in the promotion battle of 1972  at Boghead, in front of nearly 9000 fans.

Junior's winner v Raith Rovers in February 2000 during the glorious Hendrie Season.

And to top the lot ......

STEPHEN MCGINN'S SCREAMER AGAINST RANGERS AT LOVE STREET IN OCTOBER 2008.

Near exhaustion and ultimate joy celebrating those above moments.

There are plenty more but those were the ultimate.

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Cup final goals were never that well celebrated, too busy hauding my shiter to really let go.  Same with Hugh Murray against Stirling Albion, I hardly mustered a smile that day such was the fear gripping my bowels.

 

Billy Mehmet v Falkirk (to keep us up) was a good one though, Billy Mehmet V Celtic (penalty)  to knock them out the Scottish (I think it was the Scottish) was a stoater, Billy Mehmet v Hearts to take us to the 2010 League cup final was a beauty. 

 

The best was probably the 84th minute great escape goal v Motherwell by John Sutton, Christ I don't know how I managed not to pish ma'sel that day. 

 

In the famous 1999 season I recall being carried away somewhat when a young Mr McGarry scored a stoater at Almondvale on our march toward the premier league. 

 

Kevin McGowne humphing the ball over Andy Goram at Ibrox as was Kenny McDowall knocking the ball and Chris Woods into the net were superb moments. 

 

Davie Elliot scored a diving header away at Dunfermline and a magnificent 30 yarder by Martin Baker also away at Dunfermline in two respective one nil wins.

 

Junior Mendes away at Raith Rovers really tickled my sphincter.

 

Paul McKnight when he scored at Ayr and for a moment we thought we had won the league, Billy Mehmet (again) on a day when we actually did win a league.  All three goals by McGarry, Trigger and Yardley when we also won the league.  A Jim Hamilton header vs Ross county saw me beside myself in a league winning run in.  Kyle Magennis vs QOS away in the latest league winning run in fair warmed up an otherwise cold day, Rory Loy away at Hibs to avoid the play offs was a brilliant moment. 

 

Frank McGarvey to get us to the 87 cup final still makes smile as does Jimmy Bone vs Aberdeen after running half the park. 

 

Paul Lambert putting us 0-3 up at Parkhead.

 

Another one from my now chaotic recollection was possibly the best goal I have ever seen, John Hewitt scored a winner at Love Street v Kilmarnock after something like 18 passes.  That was a great goal and I danced a merry jig at that one. 

A young Barry Lavety running onto a through ball at Cappielow, colliding outside the box with the Morton keeper (the boy Watt I think) sending both arse over tit, Lavety rising to his feet first and stroking the ball into the top corner was just, oooh yes.

Every goal scored by Eddie Gallagher, loved that wee 70's porn star looking man.

 

I could ramble on all day, all day I could ramble on indeed.

 

 

 

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Wow a good thread !!!:thumbsup

 

Have to say, and its fresh- it wasn't a goal it was 3 saves in May this year...………..

However I still remember purring over Bones goal v Aberdeen , and of course our equaliser v Liverpool in 77-

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McKnight at Ayr scenes

Scanlon against Sellic

But personal favourite Mackie against Rangers

Having outplayed them and only leading by a goal. McCoist levelled with just minutes left to great joy for the Orcs to give them an underserved draw.

From kick off the ball went to one of the poorest St Mirren players i had seen up to that point in my young life.  He then had an out of body experience and morphed into Diego Maradonna. The shock of him waltzing by Ranger players one after the other and stroking the ball home in style to great joy and silencing the second verse of Derry Walls. The referee in his horror then blew the full time whistle instead of the usual 15 mins injury time hoping his heroes could pull it back. The shock what he had witnessed like the rest of us threw him i guess. Really wonderful

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No 1 , definitely Jimmy Bone's 119th minute goal at Bolton to put us through to the Anglo Scottish Semi.

No 2 , Ian Scanlon's 81st minute goal v St Johnstone in '81 in the LC , very tense game , we knew we were through and eliminating Celtic if we won . 

No 3 , Jim Blair's 89th minute equaliser in 1970 v Raith as we recovered from 3-0 down , started an unbeaten run of 4 home games which kept us up when situ looked hopeless !

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My 3 main personal favs were all in the Tom Hendrie season

 

Junior’s winner at Raith

 

McKnight’s winner at home to Falkirk

 

McKnight’s winner away to Ayr

 

Another personal fav of mine was Mark McWalter’s goal to put us 1 up at home against the now defunct Rangers. Game ended 1-1 unfortunately.

 

Also enjoyed McGinn’s goal at Parkhead to put us 1 up late on before Riordan equalised

 

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Always found myself going more mental over a staying safe goal (sutton vs Motherwell/ Loy vs hibs the top 2) than I have had for a league/cup winning goal! 
 

Think it’s more relief than anything as in true st mirren fashion we manage to defy the odds, always a rollercoaster and can’t get enough of it.

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6 hours ago, Luther G. Presley said:

McGarvey v Hearts, Scottish Cup semi final 1987

Got to be up there. The realisation that  saints were actually in a major final. Something I'd never really experienced with saints or Newcastle. I say really because Newcastle  had reached the fairs cup, FA and league cup finals in my childhood but I was too young to remember much about them and absolutely  zero of the fairs cup. Then Ferguson in the final. Not only have we reached a final, we've gone and won it! The 3rd v Celtic in the league cup semi was fantastic too.  Knowing that barring a disaster  we'd upset the odds.

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Rory Loy against Hibs certainly deserves a mention. Other favourites were Sutton v Motherwell to stay up, McKnight against Falkirk and Ayr, Thompson against Hearts in the final, Junior and Yardley away at Raith then belting out “you’re no singing anymore!”

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Sutton's winner at Motherwell
O'Donnell,s equaliser at Falkirk
Nicholson's equaliser at Dunfermline
Not great goals , but dry important goals , 

Nicholson’s and O’Donnell’s so similar in terms of style of goal, importance and limbs everywhere celebrating.

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2 hours ago, Mearns Saint said:


Nicholson’s and O’Donnell’s so similar in terms of style of goal, importance and limbs everywhere celebrating.

We had also played the whole second half with ten men when O’Donnell levelled at Falkirk, thanks to Chris Innes head butting the Falkirk player in the box 😂

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