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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamoftangerine View Post
    I’ve not seen Saint Midden play a single game this season...anyone able to enlighten me about how they typically play? Where do most of their goals come from? Long balls, wide balls etc??
    I saw them play us and they were pish. That was a while ago though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tHeArAb View Post
    Results wise Saints have hit form, yes. However against 11 men, they have only mustered 2 wins since January, and one of them was against Dundee.

    Their last 3 wins have been against 9 men Dundee where they 1-0 behind, 10 men Hamilton 0-0 and 10 men Livingston where they went 1-0 behind.

    Let's just say the form table doesn't quite tell the full story.
    Its also worthy of a mention that their top scorer is Jackson who is on 6 for the season,Cooke who scored his only goals yesterday is now their 4th top scorer for the season.They scored 34 times in 38 league games almost 25% of their goals were scored against one of the worst SPL team's in its history,i give you the one,the only Dundee FC,FACT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamoftangerine View Post
    I’ve not seen Saint Midden play a single game this season...anyone able to enlighten me about how they typically play? Where do most of their goals come from? Long balls, wide balls etc??
    Most of their goals come against Dundee,their hat trick hero yesterday had never netted this season until he entered the doors of the Auldhunstand,FACT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryTheTerror View Post
    That's great. Dryburgh 17s are playing in a league with mostly Edinburgh (and area) teams. It's a right pain in the arse. ��
    My young lass was asked up to your team as one of her best pals plays or played for Dryburgh but she decided to stay with the Farmington.

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    I think one of the Dryburgh players went to play for Farmington but she's back now as she couldn't get a game. Dryburgh 17s beat Glasgow City in the Scottish today (4-3). Incredible result to be honest when you think City beat them 8-1 in the final last season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryTheTerror View Post
    I think one of the Dryburgh players went to play for Farmington but she's back now as she couldn't get a game. Dryburgh 17s beat Glasgow City in the Scottish today (4-3). Incredible result to be honest when you think City beat them 8-1 in the final last season.
    That is one hell of a turn around mate,congratulation's and let's hope there is more to celebrate this season at both levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GUNBOAT View Post
    That is one hell of a turn around mate,congratulation's and let's hope there is more to celebrate this season at both levels.
    Yeah, for sure. 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by tHeArAb View Post
    Results wise Saints have hit form, yes. However against 11 men, they have only mustered 2 wins since January, and one of them was against Dundee.

    Their last 3 wins have been against 9 men Dundee where they 1-0 behind, 10 men Hamilton 0-0 and 10 men Livingston where they went 1-0 behind.

    Let's just say the form table doesn't quite tell the full story.

    It doesn't but the results are what they are and the feel good factor and spirit in their ranks and support is reality, which makes this a difficult task, they aren't on a downward trend right now by any means

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    Quote Originally Posted by shedka View Post
    It doesn't but the results are what they are and the feel good factor and spirit in their ranks and support is reality, which makes this a difficult task, they aren't on a downward trend right now by any means
    I also think worth remembering St Mirren and the Fun both had a terrible start.

    Since the new manager came in Saints have done much better than the Fun under agent Mac.

    They are in bit of confidence and wouldn’t be a surprise if they kept us down. Odds are reflecting that - pretty even who is going to win over 2 legs.

    I think most important for us is to win well on Thursday.

    I know we won away in cup but I think we need to take a lead to the second leg then it will be like against ICT where we need to focus on getting the first goal

    We have shown recently that we are capable of doing this.

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    “Wouldnt be a surprise if they kept us down”
    Thank fck your not the utd manager? 😳😳

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSArab View Post
    ...I think most important for us is to win well on Thursday...
    While it's obviously preferable I don't think it is. Honestly, if we go into that last match all square and it turns into a one off cup final for promotion then fine.

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    It's total *******s that the game is over 2 legs...should be a straight shoot out at a neutral stadium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weegiearab View Post
    It's total *******s that the game is over 2 legs...should be a straight shoot out at a neutral stadium.
    Totally agree. It's all about preservation of the top flight team though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryTheTerror View Post
    Totally agree. It's all about preservation of the top flight team though.
    System certainly gamed in favour of prem team.

    If ICT has made it through they were already knackered and would have struggled to compete and give energy to the final over 2 legs.

    Helps us that St Mirren were battling to stay up right to the end with matches v Hamilton and the fun.

    Means we are in pretty even position going into the two matches. Benefits of finishing second for us

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    Quote Originally Posted by weegiearab View Post
    It's total *******s that the game is over 2 legs...should be a straight shoot out at a neutral stadium.
    Yip............... DENS

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    So nervy. Was a struggle last night. I was actually relieved to get the draw in a way by the end as they came more into it by the end.

    Waking up today though it’s great that all to play for in second leg.

    After the last 2 seasons I do feel now this has to be our time.

    Second leg I’d go

    Benji

    Watson Connolly Reynolds Booth

    Bouhenna / Butcher if fit. Harkes

    McM Clark Robson

    Safranko.

    Come on United!!!!!

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    I'd have that team but start Pawlett #10 in place of Clark.

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    I think he’ll start with precisely the same team that started last night. Seems to be a bit of a set rotation now going on....if thats the case then would prefer safranko on at half time rather than just 30 mins. Extra time is a possibility he will need to think about carefully hence why I think it’ll be the same starting 11.

    I do not like the poor distribution from our centre backs especially Connolly (Freddy has better passing range and composure) but seeing as we’ve got clean sheets it’s unlikely to change. If anything it’s going to get worse as the tension mounts and the defence just want rid.

    On the plus side I thought all the players looked a bit hungrier to win the ball first half which had St Mirren rattled for a while - more of that please lads!!

    Nothing to fear....St Mirren are not a great team!

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    Also to add I like booth and robson down left as it gives more balance to our play rather than just looking for a ball to McMullan all the time (which st mirren got wise too). It gives them something else to worry about with balls from left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamoftangerine View Post
    Also to add I like booth and robson down left as it gives more balance to our play rather than just looking for a ball to McMullan all the time (which st mirren got wise too). It gives them something else to worry about with balls from left.
    ^^^ defo this. We don’t get the best out of Robson at the back, he appears to enjoy midfield and as you say it gives an option other than McMullan. St Mirren are there for the taking.

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