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The African

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  1. If it wasn't Ronnie Hellstrom then I am not really nterested.
  2. Spurs must have sacked their manager. Seemed to be doing a decent job, but modern football has no place for long term planning or loyalty.
  3. Watched the second half. Not much f a game and a disappointing result. Campbell was solid, as was Maguire. Think that playing Campbell as the most advanced midfielder isa strange use of resources.
  4. A point, right now, is probably not the worst result. I do expect Jack Ross to bring about a marked improvement at Easter Road, though it may take a bit of time.
  5. I am guessing the Aberdeen game?
  6. Like the recent fixture at Ibrox, this is all about performance and realistically we have little chance of coming away with anything. If we go in with the right tactics and attitude though, we may get lucky. There is a reasonable chance that their midweek exploits may leave them a little jaded and a below parerfomance from them is a requirement. However, the one certainty is that if our performance is below the standards we are trying to set ourselves, we will be punished. Cannot see beyond a very difficult day at the office and a defeat, but a decent effort and game plan and we can head into the international break without too much damage done.
  7. No thoughts on Tommy Wright for the Northern Irish job? He has served his apprenticeship at st Johnstone and actually won something.
  8. The reason this question is being raised now may usa be the obvious one. We have paid off the main debt and now weave to look to the future. Do we spend future funds on renovating our current home, or do we look at alternatives. Seems sensible to look at all the options and then make a decision. It will come down to what is achievable within our limited budget.
  9. At the moment this is all just idle speculation. And it isn't even proper idle speculation because no one has mentioned Stuart Baxter yet.
  10. Seriously hope that things work out for Casper. If we can get him settled and happy, injury free and fit, then the evidence suggests that there is quality there that could be a real asset going forward. No point in rushing things and hope that when he gets his chance he grabs it.
  11. These sort of games tend to be more about performance than results. We were awful last Saturday so need to see a reaction to that. Our squad are generally both honest and not without ability, so we can reasonably expect an improvement. As it is though, they have a much more expensive (and therefore more talented?) squad, so if they turn it on we could still be on the wrong end of a doing. They do not always turn up though, so we are not going without hope of picking up a point or three. Keep it tight and make smart decisions defensively and when we have the ball and who knows? We certainly have the pace to be a threat on the break to anyone.
  12. Disappointed by the result, but not entirely surprised. Have been a ‘well fan for too long not to know that we are a team who have to take the rough with the smooth. It seems to have been a day when a whole number of factors conspired to confound us. We are a young squad and, as such, inconsistency is always going to be a reality during the season. The key is really how we cope and whether we can bounce back from these sort of results. Looking for a reaction next weekend, though we have a difficult fixture so may have to be about performance rather than any tangible result. ‘Twas ever this.
  13. It would be folly to induct someone who would not see the event as an honour. I am afraid that Mr Boyd has made it clear that he does not hold this club with any level of regard. As such, to offer such an individual the privilege of a place in our Hall of Fame would simply demean the honour and impact badlyon the other, more deserving, recipients. Of course, Mr Boyd may do the honourable thing, and decline. Not holding my breath though.
  14. Hopeful that we can get a win to keep our good run going. The international break has not done us any favours with regard to maintaining our momentum. Still, up to the players and management to be up for the struggle and no reason that we can’t take all three points.
  15. As long as Tom Boyd doesn’t get in.....
  16. Hopefully a successful return to our first team will encourage other bidders. I would love him to sign an extension, but doubt that this is likely now.
  17. Not sure that stability is a viable option in the modern football world. Three defeats and there will be people calling for your sacking. We must learn to survive in a state of constant flux. If players and managers look good, they move up the ladder, if they look crap, they get punted. Ideas such as loyalty are a thing of the past. To stay still in our ever changing environment is to take the chance of eventuallylooking crap for too long and facing the chop.
  18. Good luck to him. Been a stand out performer so nice to see that recognised.
  19. Has the feeling of a significant game for us. Win it and we could do something in the league this year. Lose, like Ross County game, and it looks like inconsistency will put thoughts of a top six finish to bed.
  20. Interesting point. Did not seem to be a concern for the All Black rugby team when they recently selected Sevu Reece for the Rugby World Cup. I wonder if the fact that they win most f the time is s a factor in such decisions?
  21. And Taitie can cover right back. Bit of a no brainer for me.
  22. Like the win at Tynecastle, three points from a visit to Perth is not to be sniffed at. Now, with three of our next four fixtures at Fir Park, let's try and get our home form sorted out.
  23. Can you really blame a young man for taking an opportunity? Good luck to him in his career.
  24. Sadly predictable result. We have to accept a certain amount of inconsistency with the nature of our squad, but it doesn’t diminish the disappointment when a good little run comes to an end in a fixture we considered winnable after previous results. Was it Spike Milligan who coined the phrase” it only happens all the time”?

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