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  1. 34 minutes ago, AW saint said:

    If we can get Strain playing for the final games it would be a huge bonus. He really is a class act. I wouldnt risk him this weekend though. 

    Olusanya is getting better and better. Glad we have him for next season. 

    I didnt expect to be saying that. His turn around is verging on Curtis Main 

    I'd say the turnaround beats Main. Main was a waste of a jersey while he was injured, but his pedigree suggests plenty of managers have seen a footballer in there. His turnaround was remarkable but felt about right given his relationship with Robbo.

    Olusanya was literally going to get the boot and that was almost certainly that for him as a pro footballer. He screwed the nut, listened to the advice, and has become a starting forward for us. He'll never get to the highest level - I think we're the best club he'll play for regularly - but you've got to admire the boy's attitude.

  2. 1 hour ago, RandomGuy. said:

    Not that its a relevant timeframe at all for anything, but I looked at the league table since we sacked MacLean and was surprised you were so low.

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    Feels about right: it's been clear that there's only one relevant team that we've lost major ground on, and they are going to deservedly finish fourth. The rest of that table sums up how we've managed to stay fifth despite our form being very patchy.

  3. 7 minutes ago, Ric said:

    It's not a bad problem to have, "how high up will we end up?", rather than, "how low will we end up?"

    I also think that Euro qualification shouldn't interrupt the search for players we'll use in the domestic league. We can start putting out feelers now, if they haven't already been put out, knowing if we do qualify it would be a case of just adding numbers, rather than searching for the core of a team.

    No chance we're adding numbers to the squad to allow for Europe. We wouldn't be in it for long enough to justify the outlay. We should run a lean squad, but use any additional budget to improve the quality. 

    Same numbers as this year, but overall improvement, is what we should be looking for. 

  4. That's nonsense from Warnock, tbh.

    Given that he didn't get a window, and wasn't going to get one, I'm not sure what his problem is. It's not like his transfer philosophy was relevant or even slightly going to come into play. He was brought in to get more out of an underperforming squad, and failed to do so. 

    He might be implying that the data-first approach has led to a squad that looks ok on paper but which lacks qualities that only an old-school approach can identify and nurture. But how do often do we see players now whose data looks crap but who are actually very effective? 

    Tempted to bring in @RandomGuy. at this stage. Genuine question.

  5. 15 minutes ago, Archie McSquackle said:

    That's not a new low - we were in the play-off in 2015 but it led to two of the best football experiences I (or wider Scottish football) have witnessed. Not keen to go through it again though and fortunately there were some right huddies in 12th that season to spare us straight relegation 🤔

    Sometimes you have to hold your hands up: if we had somehow managed to scramble to 11th that season (and I'm not suggesting it was close; we were fucking awful), there's no way we were doing to Sevco what you did. Occasionally there's a grand plan and you just have to go with it.

  6. 19 hours ago, Thenorthernlight said:

    If that was a criteria, St Mirren would have been managerless for 147 years.

    Must try harder 

    FFS 😆

    How’s the top 6 open top bus parade plan going…… maybe 

    Why would knowledge of Aberdeen's relative fame influence St Mirren's recruitment policies?

    I was being facetious in my delivery, but my point stands: Aberdeen isn't a name in the pool of managers you're trying to fish in. The guys old enough to remember you being a force are mad old c***s like Warnock.

    It has to be tough for your board, pretending the guy you eventually get in is the one you wanted.

  7. On 25/03/2024 at 18:28, YassinMoutaouakil said:

    Only found out the other day that Ryan Strain's granda played for us. Another in the St Mirrenwell column 

    Holy shit, hadn't realised we'd signed him from you. #classic

    Edit: sorry, posted this without scrolling down and hadn't seen @djchapsticks had covered this off.

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