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Top 5 Worst St Mirren Players Ever

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''Twas a curious decision by Tommy Bryceland to drop Dan Stevenson the week after we had gone top of the league and were now favourites for the title. Gilmour cost us the league , no doubt.

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1 hour ago, billyg said:


''Twas a curious decision by Tommy Bryceland to drop Dan Stevenson the week after we had gone top of the league and were now favourites for the title. Gilmour cost us the league , no doubt.
 

Stevenson was my hero at the time 

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1. Derek Scrimegour
2. Gary McVie
3. Brian Smith
4. Marc McAusland
5. Gerry Creaney



And none of them played in a Saints team that were cut off at the bottom of the second tier on New Year's Day, like the current crop will.

Cheesy one of the worst ever is a good wind up to be fair. He was only a vital part of the football clubs only ever league cup triumph :lol:

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On ‎03‎/‎12‎/‎2016 at 7:39 PM, Stuart Dickson said:

Only 5? You could easily list every single player from the Coughlin years or from last season and this season. The sad thing is it's really hard not to be revisionist over stuff like this. Jim Gardner and Gary McVie were easily the worst I'd seen prior to the Hendrie era but I'd imagine Gardner these days would look like a superstar compared to some of the dross over the last 10 years. I'll ignore the likes of Jaison McGrath - who was obviously shit before St Mirren signed him and who proved not to be good enough to trouble the first team squad last season despite the lack of talent. 

From the current squad I have never seen Jordan Stewart have a good game of football, ever. His distribution is dreadful and his tackling halfhearted at best and at worst utterly woeful. The game that stands out in my memory most was the Alloa game last year when he started. Oh my god was he shite. I've no idea how he managed to last another season under Alex Rae, or why he's still regarded as being in and around the current squad by Jack Ross. 

There's no secret that I'm also no fan of Stevie Mallan and his performances this season. For some reason others give him a leeway despite all the evidence because Dundee offered some money for him last season. The sad thing is he actually looked like he had some promise about him when he first broke into the first team but I think his massive ego has gotten the better of him. f**k knows what he works on at training cause it certainly isn't passing, tackling, shooting, marking, dribbling, ball control, or set pieces. |'ve been assured by BinEK that I've got it wrong about this lad and some St Mirren fans tell me the reason Mallan can't do any of these things this season is because Alex Rae and Jack Ross have asked him to play as a Central Midfielder in position rather than a central midfielder that swans about 5 yards out of position, but I reckon this dire St Mirren side will come to be the pinnacle of his career. 

And another from the current squad Jason Naismith. Another player who clearly derides the supposed value of having your own training ground for players to train on. This season he's started off looking out of shape, got worse as the season progressed and has made simple and basic defending errors all season long. He's also a player who didn't impress me even when others were happy to talk him up. I didn't rate him as a right back and was told he was a centre half, but he wasn't good enough at centre half to depose Marc McAusland - another absolute haddy - and he continues to play at Right Back even with the lack of quality at Centre Half available to Jack Ross. 

As mentioned Marc McAusland. His time in the stripes was so obviously a case of nepotism. He had a wee burst of pace but even that could't help him when it came to his woeful positional sense, his utter inability to read a game, and what often was exposed as a complete lack of judgement and self awareness. Happier to chuck it than to chase back, happier to blame others than to take responsibility for his mistakes, and a player who time and time again could be faulted for the vast majority of the large numbers of goals that St Mirren would concede with him in the team. It's no surprise to see his career slide even further down the pan since he left St Mirren.

And finally Mark Crilly. Stewart Gilmour talked him up like he was the new Pele but anyone with any sort of football brain who had bothered to watch him play at Stirling Albion would have seen just how far fetched those claims were going to be. He wasn't even a decent Third Division player, never mind the player that John Coughlin was supposed to build his third rate side around. 

I could easily has added the likes of Brian McGinty, Robert Dunn, Christoper Wreh, and Paul McHale to the list. Wage thieves the lot of them. :angry:

 

I think the inclusion of Mallan & Naismith in his Top 5 plus having McAusland as a near miss show how much of a joke SD was. :lol:

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2 hours ago, MenstrieSaint said:

ChIc Charnley , Roddy Manley , Lex Baillie , Fraser Wishart and Mark Reid , between transfer fees and signing on fees must of cost Saints pretty close to £1,000,000 , and all of whom left us within three years for a total of zilch

You missed Graeme Sinclair who was signed from Celtic and did not play a single match as he had arthritis in both hips.

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You missed Graeme Sinclair who was signed from Celtic and did not play a single match as he had arthritis in both hips.


He had the newsagents in St James's street, didn't he? I remember going in one morning in the early 90s and McGarvey was the assistant.

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On 9/9/2017 at 6:50 PM, salmonbuddie said:

 


He had the newsagents in St James's street, didn't he? I remember going in one morning in the early 90s and McGarvey was the assistant.

 

Aye brought it with his signing on fee

McGarvey and Fitzpatrick had a newagents in Seedhill

Wee Frank emptied the till straight to the bookies most days

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You missed Graeme Sinclair who was signed from Celtic and did not play a single match as he had arthritis in both hips.

No he didn't. He played on the stupid rock hard pitch in the Isle of Man pre-season jolly and got a really bad hip injury. The specialist told him if he continued playing he would be in a wheelchair within 10 years, do he retired. I'm sure the club got compensation.

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