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St Mirren v Hearts Friday 21 Feb

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What's nearly as bad as the rhetoric Goodwin is delivering every week is the people seemingly buying into it without any question. I can handle defeat, certainly at Celtic Park - but i'm struggling to remain unconcerned by the subs and interviews.

I found it quite ironic we had Tony Fitzpatrick on the field last Wednesday proclaiming once again we should be a top 4 side, meanwhile the manager sets us up to not lose every week. I really hope we buck the trend on Wednesday night :toilet

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11 minutes ago, W6Saint said:

What's nearly as bad as the rhetoric Goodwin is delivering every week is the people seemingly buying into it without any question. I can handle defeat, certainly at Celtic Park - but i'm struggling to remain unconcerned by the subs and interviews.

I found it quite ironic we had Tony Fitzpatrick on the field last Wednesday proclaiming once again we should be a top 4 side, meanwhile the manager sets us up to not lose every week. I really hope we buck the trend on Wednesday night :toilet

Don't lose Faith W6.  A win, draw, win in our next three games would help greatly. Not easy, but possible. 

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35 minutes ago, Lord Pityme said:
16 hours ago, St.Ricky said:
You are a bit slow on the uptake. This was the point on not "having a go" at Parkhead. Jings. Wake up. 

Yeah that "not having a go" approach served us so well on Saturday...

Saturday is an irrelevance and always was going to be. Jings, Jim even rested  some players. COYS

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2 hours ago, St.Ricky said:

Saturday is an irrelevance and always was going to be. Jings, Jim even rested  some players. COYS

If I had even paid only 50 pence on Saturday for the Club to treat it as an irrelevance, I would be heavy duty fuming at Goodwin and the players. 

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I'm a realist. I know from long experience that we (in common with most clubs) seldom win or even draw at this venue. Only 1 team has won there in 16 games this season and that was not lost to a smaller club. Jim has more important games coming up, starting with this one. Value for money at Celtic Park? I doubt it from our point of view. I didn't go for the first time for a long time. 

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I'm a realist. I know from long experience that we (in common with most clubs) seldom win or even draw at this venue. Only 1 team has won there in 16 games this season and that was not lost to a smaller club. Jim has more important games coming up, starting with this one. Value for money at Celtic Park? I doubt it from our point of view. I didn't go for the first time for a long time. 
So how do you realise Tony F and the board's ambition to be Top Four, if you write off EIGHT games a season before a ball is kicked?

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19 minutes ago, Lord Pityme said:
51 minutes ago, St.Ricky said:
 

So how do you realise Tony F and the board's ambition to be Top Fourteen, if you write off EIGHT games a season before a ball is kicked?

LPM, TF is a likeable fool, a bit like Jim Leishman without the poetry and the daft Fife accent, anyway FIFY which is far more realistic

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35 minutes ago, Lord Pityme said:
1 hour ago, St.Ricky said:
I'm a realist. I know from long experience that we (in common with most clubs) seldom win or even draw at this venue. Only 1 team has won there in 16 games this season and that was not lost to a smaller club. Jim has more important games coming up, starting with this one. Value for money at Celtic Park? I doubt it from our point of view. I didn't go for the first time for a long time. 

So how do you realise Tony F and the board's ambition to be Top Four, if you write off EIGHT games a season before a ball is kicked?

Most teams "write off" the points away from home from the big two. Doesn't mean they don't get any, just very few. Just look at the Home and Away Tables for this season. We are effectively competing for 2 places.. Currently occupied by Aberdeen and Motherwell. Hibs and Hearts would normally be in there competing. Completion is good, not something to be afraid of but also wise to be realistic. For me, I'd say we could be a top 6 side with occasional forays into the top 4 or 7 or 8 position. 

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Our best performance of the season and nothing less is required on Wednesday night. 

Hearts have almost as bad an away record as ourselves, so we really need to find a way to get the win. 

2-1 Saints. 

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9 minutes ago, munoz said:

Our best performance of the season and nothing less is required on Wednesday night. 

Hearts have almost as bad an away record as ourselves, so we really need to find a way to get the win. 

2-1 Saints. 

Hearts boss talking about it being "a must not lose" game for them. They'll still come out all guns blazing. It's his Kevin Jeegan approach.. If you score three, we'll score four type of thing. 

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1 minute ago, St.Ricky said:

Hearts boss talking about it being "a must not lose" game for them. They'll still come out all guns blazing. It's his Kevin Jeegan approach.. If you score three, we'll score four type of thing. 

Hopefully it ends the same way as it did for Keegan.

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Hope I’m wrong but I’ve got the fear for Wednesday, they are finally starting to find form whilst we shite the bed continuously. Gonna be a shit fest of a game. We need to stop being so nice to opposition and start showing some fight. 

Agree. And we need to start showing some fight right from the start. Other than the Well match, we’ve been consistently slow starters this season. We cannot afford to be slow on Wednesday- need to be in their faces right from kick off.

Not sure if their CBs will be able to handle Obika and Jakubiak so if Durmus and McGrath/McAllister can provide decent service I can see us scoring a few goals.
Hopefully more than Naismith, Washington and Boyce get at the other end !

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Dot Count:
 
08 March @ 10:55
Main Stand: M1 N/A, M2 16, M3 26, M4 11, M5 1, DIR, M6 4, M7 52, M8 21, M9 12 = 143
South Stand: S1 17, S2 42, S3 93, S4 58, S5 70 = 280
West Stand: W1 44, W2 73, W3 29, W4 12, W5 36, W6 40, W7 29 = 266
Total available tickets = 689
Capacity of the three home stands = 6,283
6,283 – 689 = 5,594 tickets sold in the home end. Plus the away support (presumably 1,654) = 7,248.
 

Got my tickets today and i also expect the crowd to be in excess of 7k.

Can’t wait.

COYS !!

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Hearts boss talking about it being "a must not lose" game for them. They'll still come out all guns blazing. It's his Kevin Jeegan approach.. If you score three, we'll score four type of thing. 

Interesting comments, don’t think they’ll start in a defensive formation. I don’t think he does defensive.

Hopefully we can keep our discipline at the back and our midfielders track the runners.

Big crowd under the lights - hope we don’t crack under the pressure.

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18 minutes ago, turrabuddie said:


Got my tickets today and i also expect the crowd to be in excess of 7k.

Can’t wait.

COYS !!

Mate the crowd will not be in excess of 5500k , like you I am going but expect a virus free experience due to the spaces in the home ends

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27 minutes ago, DougJamie said:

Mate the crowd will not be in excess of 5500k , like you I am going but expect a virus free experience due to the spaces in the home ends

Don't mention the virus unless we are losing at half time. If we are then demand the game be abandoned. 

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6 minutes ago, St.Ricky said:

Don't mention the virus unless we are losing at half time. If we are then demand the game be abandoned. 

We do have a virus, the "couldntscoreinabarrelloffanniesvirus"

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38 minutes ago, DougJamie said:

Mate the crowd will not be in excess of 5500k , like you I am going but expect a virus free experience due to the spaces in the home ends

According to the club's ticketing website, we should be expecting a lot more than 5.5k:

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As you can see, with the exception of the middle of the South Stand, the home sections are all 75% or more sold out. In some cases, like the one I highlighted (M6), there are just a few tickets on sale. The away section is completely sold out:

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One thing I have noticed, which I haven't included in previous calculations is the club don't seem to put the front row seats on sale:

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09 March @ 16:50

Main Stand: M1 N/A, M2 16, M3 15, M4 9, M5 1, DIR, M6 3, M7 48, M8 18, M9 11 = 121

South Stand: S1 17, S2 42, S3 92, S4 57, S5 65 = 273

West Stand: W1 41, W2 70, W3 25, W4 12, W5 35, W6 30, W7 27 = 240

Total available tickets = 634

Capacity of the three home stands = 6,283

6,283 – 634 = 5,648 tickets sold in the home end. Plus the away support (presumably 1,654) = 7,303.

 Now, subtracting the front row seats:

[* Main Stand: 191; West Stand: 196; South/North Stands: 125 x 2 = 250 = 637] 7,303 – 637 = 6,666

 

Edited by W6er

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48 minutes ago, W6er said:

According to the club's ticketing website, we should be expecting a lot more than 5.5k:

358931218_Heartsdotcount09March.jpg.97826d97751258935e589d686a2ce74e.jpg

As you can see, with the exception of the middle of the South Stand, the home sections are all 75% or more sold out. In some cases, like the one I highlighted (M6), there are just a few tickets on sale. The away section is completely sold out:

1083414821_Heartstickets.jpg.2ddc65886ebfa686ffb106d86cdd2028.jpg

One thing I have noticed, which I haven't included in previous calculations is the club don't seem to put the front row seats on sale:

1537444050_Heartsdotcount09March2.jpg.73f09ee3506b2f6483f77193f719cd2e.jpg

 

09 March @ 16:50

Main Stand: M1 N/A, M2 16, M3 15, M4 9, M5 1, DIR, M6 3, M7 48, M8 18, M9 11 = 121

South Stand: S1 17, S2 42, S3 92, S4 57, S5 65 = 273

West Stand: W1 41, W2 70, W3 25, W4 12, W5 35, W6 30, W7 27 = 240

Total available tickets = 634

Capacity of the three home stands = 6,283

6,283 – 634 = 5,648 tickets sold in the home end. Plus the away support (presumably 1,654) = 7,303.

 Now, subtracting the front row seats:

[* Main Stand: 191; West Stand: 196; South/North Stands: 125 x 2 = 250 = 637] 7,303 – 637 = 6,666

 

The ends behind the goals hold 1636.to be precise 

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