mike_gain

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    mike_gain got a reaction from rickardo in St Johnstone v Aberdeen 08/08/20   
    Am I the only one wondering why the players involved haven't been handed a lengthy ban?
    Don't want to paint this with too much hyperbole but these player will have put people's health at risk for several days, not just Aberdeen FC staff but you can bet they don't keep 2m in the shops or sanitise regularly.
    Had 8 players been caught betting they'd be in trouble, Considine put a player at risk, got a red card and has a ban.
    But putting a whole community at risk, with an additional risk to spreading it beyond a community and a real chance of football being stopped again...with all that this would bring....surely that's at least equal in severity to putting a few bets on.
    No way the game should be on tomorrow and while it inconveniences and probably disadvantages Saints that's just the way it is but these players can't just be getting off with a fine.
    A message should be sent out to players and wider society that f**king about with this virus isn't an option. We all want a bit of normality but that is off the cards and lockdown isn't the easy fix when cases spike it causes people harm.
    I'm probably overreacting due to being close to several impacts this virus has had but f**k sake, first weekend and it goes to sh*t!
     
     
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    mike_gain got a reaction from St. Paddy in St Johnstone v Aberdeen 08/08/20   
    Am I the only one wondering why the players involved haven't been handed a lengthy ban?
    Don't want to paint this with too much hyperbole but these player will have put people's health at risk for several days, not just Aberdeen FC staff but you can bet they don't keep 2m in the shops or sanitise regularly.
    Had 8 players been caught betting they'd be in trouble, Considine put a player at risk, got a red card and has a ban.
    But putting a whole community at risk, with an additional risk to spreading it beyond a community and a real chance of football being stopped again...with all that this would bring....surely that's at least equal in severity to putting a few bets on.
    No way the game should be on tomorrow and while it inconveniences and probably disadvantages Saints that's just the way it is but these players can't just be getting off with a fine.
    A message should be sent out to players and wider society that f**king about with this virus isn't an option. We all want a bit of normality but that is off the cards and lockdown isn't the easy fix when cases spike it causes people harm.
    I'm probably overreacting due to being close to several impacts this virus has had but f**k sake, first weekend and it goes to sh*t!
     
     
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    mike_gain got a reaction from Wendy Saints in St Johnstone v Aberdeen 08/08/20   
    Am I the only one wondering why the players involved haven't been handed a lengthy ban?
    Don't want to paint this with too much hyperbole but these player will have put people's health at risk for several days, not just Aberdeen FC staff but you can bet they don't keep 2m in the shops or sanitise regularly.
    Had 8 players been caught betting they'd be in trouble, Considine put a player at risk, got a red card and has a ban.
    But putting a whole community at risk, with an additional risk to spreading it beyond a community and a real chance of football being stopped again...with all that this would bring....surely that's at least equal in severity to putting a few bets on.
    No way the game should be on tomorrow and while it inconveniences and probably disadvantages Saints that's just the way it is but these players can't just be getting off with a fine.
    A message should be sent out to players and wider society that f**king about with this virus isn't an option. We all want a bit of normality but that is off the cards and lockdown isn't the easy fix when cases spike it causes people harm.
    I'm probably overreacting due to being close to several impacts this virus has had but f**k sake, first weekend and it goes to sh*t!
     
     
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    mike_gain got a reaction from Shaggy Jenkins in St Johnstone v Aberdeen 08/08/20   
    Am I the only one wondering why the players involved haven't been handed a lengthy ban?
    Don't want to paint this with too much hyperbole but these player will have put people's health at risk for several days, not just Aberdeen FC staff but you can bet they don't keep 2m in the shops or sanitise regularly.
    Had 8 players been caught betting they'd be in trouble, Considine put a player at risk, got a red card and has a ban.
    But putting a whole community at risk, with an additional risk to spreading it beyond a community and a real chance of football being stopped again...with all that this would bring....surely that's at least equal in severity to putting a few bets on.
    No way the game should be on tomorrow and while it inconveniences and probably disadvantages Saints that's just the way it is but these players can't just be getting off with a fine.
    A message should be sent out to players and wider society that f**king about with this virus isn't an option. We all want a bit of normality but that is off the cards and lockdown isn't the easy fix when cases spike it causes people harm.
    I'm probably overreacting due to being close to several impacts this virus has had but f**k sake, first weekend and it goes to sh*t!
     
     
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    mike_gain got a reaction from Cagey in The big COVID-19 Shutdown   
    The 33 game cutoff seems fair enough.....but I also think calculating final points an position based on the method suggested is fine too.
    Sucks for Hearts and Partick (and probably Raith and Falkirk) and will impact non playing staff  but as my wife gets up to go to do another 12 hour shift at the hospital I find myself giving very few f***s about 2 clubs who have been awful all season and had ample opportunity to not be bottom of the league in March.
    Yeah it might not feel fair to call a season early or base positions on assumed points gained but that's where we are.
    The season will not be completed and all suggestions of restructuring are a waste of time and bring with them too many complications (and financial penalties which will impact non playing staff at every club) to be worth the hassle of not delegating Hearts and Partick.
    The most pragmatic solution is to call time on the season and prepare for next season....whatever form that takes and put an end to this embarrassing circus we have at the moment where football clubs have it in their minds they have something important to say at the moment, special mention to Statement FC I mean FFS.
    In all honesty at the moment i don't care what happens. I've got more on my mind at the moment,along with so many others with whatever this situation has dealt them. I guess I'm just envious of so many others have the time and energy to spare on something so frivolous as football.....and I'm not talking about fans.
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    mike_gain got a reaction from mainstand in The big COVID-19 Shutdown   
    The 33 game cutoff seems fair enough.....but I also think calculating final points an position based on the method suggested is fine too.
    Sucks for Hearts and Partick (and probably Raith and Falkirk) and will impact non playing staff  but as my wife gets up to go to do another 12 hour shift at the hospital I find myself giving very few f***s about 2 clubs who have been awful all season and had ample opportunity to not be bottom of the league in March.
    Yeah it might not feel fair to call a season early or base positions on assumed points gained but that's where we are.
    The season will not be completed and all suggestions of restructuring are a waste of time and bring with them too many complications (and financial penalties which will impact non playing staff at every club) to be worth the hassle of not delegating Hearts and Partick.
    The most pragmatic solution is to call time on the season and prepare for next season....whatever form that takes and put an end to this embarrassing circus we have at the moment where football clubs have it in their minds they have something important to say at the moment, special mention to Statement FC I mean FFS.
    In all honesty at the moment i don't care what happens. I've got more on my mind at the moment,along with so many others with whatever this situation has dealt them. I guess I'm just envious of so many others have the time and energy to spare on something so frivolous as football.....and I'm not talking about fans.
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    mike_gain got a reaction from byebyedundee in The big COVID-19 Shutdown   
    The US will suffer as much of an economic shock if they ignore the threat and lift social distancing measures too far and too soon.
    The unemployment figures could easily be equaled by fatality figures if demand in hospitals outstrips capacity. On top of that how does the economy function when a large proportion of it are sick and the rest scared of getting sick?
    No easy answers here for any country....but the US has the biggest disadvantage in that the President is way out of his league yet thinks he's on top of it all.
    June is a possibility though if measures stay in place. Hopefully Scotland will peak in the next couple of weeks and we'll start the see the impact of social distancing.
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    mike_gain got a reaction from HOODLUM65 in Saints v Livingston 10 August 2019   
    First half was awful, 2nd goal was as bad a goal as I've seen us concede. The kids and I agreed at half time if Livi got to 4 in the second half (something that was entirely possible at that point) that we'd leave....something I've never thought of doing before. Everyone was sloppy and slow with nobody wanting the ball.
    2nd half was better but we seemed to be helped by Livi sitting back for whatever reason. But couldn't relax as I don't have confidence in our ability to defend from the middle of the pitch back to the goal and long balls to Kane were useless. Until we get another option Hendry should start with Kane, he brought some energy and a bit of passion, glad he got his goal. 
    Ref was awful for both sides, really inconsistent and how Kane can be clobbered while taking a throw in and the offender only gets a yellow card is beyond me.
    I do wonder what Tommy's reasons were for coming out early after half time. Perhaps he gave them a roasting and was giving the players some time alone to discuss it among themselves.
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    mike_gain got a reaction from Shaggy Jenkins in Celtic v Saints 3 August 2019   
    Defence has been a worry for a while now.Pity we couldn't have gotten Cuptie in as a coach this season
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    mike_gain reacted to Cagey in Bottom Six Fixtures   
    We were due 3 home games but I didn't expect Dundee to be one of them especially after we just played them. Dundee will not be happy.
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    mike_gain reacted to Abernethy Saint in Zander Clark   
    I see a bid of £150,000 deferred for five years for Kerr from Accringboroughwednesdaythorpe any day now, with weeeks of greyhound racing fans and budgie fanciers coming on to tell us we should be lucky their Graham’s Condoms Fifth Division North side are looking at our pub league.
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    mike_gain got a reaction from Abernethy Saint in St Johnstone vs Aberdeen 15/09/18   
    Have the Dons not got 4 centre halfs injured/suspended for this? It's fair to say we have an attack that could trouble them at the best of times but having to chuck a young lad in for his first start against the likes of Watt and Swanson..... confident there will be goals. I reckon an entertaining 2-2 draw*
     
     
     
    *Horrific 0-0 borefest beckons.
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    mike_gain reacted to rickardo in Player contracts and transfers   
    Made you look .
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    mike_gain reacted to Center Half in Motherwell v St Johnstone 5th May 2018   
    Macca gets his hat trick  Do hearts need a new youth min bus?  
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    mike_gain reacted to rik2304 in Player contracts and transfers   
    We'll never catch Hamilton.
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    mike_gain reacted to jhq in Winter shut down   
    I've said it before, but given the unpredictability of the Scottish weather, if we are to have a winter break then have it in the 2 weeks before Christmas when the fans could do with saving a few quid.  Start back on Boxing Day when you will have bumper crowds with fans desperate to get back to watching the fitbaw.
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    mike_gain got a reaction from fazman1977 in Winter shut down   
    A top notch idea. Can't think of any downsides other than potential for injury....but that's always there. The Bbc or stv could surely televise it and while there at it they could bring back Kick Start.
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    mike_gain reacted to TheMarkChristie in Winter shut down   
    Bring Back the Tennants Sixes during the winter break 
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    mike_gain got a reaction from SlickDT in Saints v Dundee   
    Foster got sent off because he'd been in a rage since the goal (where he pretty much stood by and let Haber take a shot) Needs to be dropped or given anger management therapy as with 11 on the park I believe we would easily gotten at least a draw.
    2nd half the 9 men put in a real shift, plenty of positives, tactics were obviously to play on the deck and it did create opportunities. I'd like to see more of that in the new year.
    Quick note on Denny, I think he showed enough today to suggest he's got something to give to the team, like his attitude but he'd need a decent strike partner as he's a 6 yard box striker.
    Finally, not to bothered if we loose MOH as I think we can get better value and he's really gone off the boil since his injury.
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    mike_gain reacted to Abernethy Saint in Partick v Saints 28/10/17   
    The sole purpose of a football team is to score goals.
    Tommy Wright is a God.
    im currently having difficulty reconciling these two, indisputable facts.
    The St Johnstone way of course is that we will beat Celtic in s 6 - 5 thriller, with Johnstone scoring the winner whilst lying on his back in his own penalty box. 
    At least it’s not boring. And remember never forget, we don’t support Rangers. Imagine being a Cnut before you even get out of bed....
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    mike_gain got a reaction from Norsaint in Fixtures over festive period   
    Hearts  at home on 23rd Dec
    Ross County away on 27th Dec
    Dundee at home on 30th Dec
    And no games in January till 24th
    Certainly more appealing than Killie/Hamilton away.
    http://www.perthstjohnstonefc.co.uk/fixtures
     
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    mike_gain got a reaction from Melbourne Saint in Fixtures over festive period   
    Hearts  at home on 23rd Dec
    Ross County away on 27th Dec
    Dundee at home on 30th Dec
    And no games in January till 24th
    Certainly more appealing than Killie/Hamilton away.
    http://www.perthstjohnstonefc.co.uk/fixtures
     
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    mike_gain reacted to Kevin James Is On Stilts in Motherwell (H) Premiership - 12 August 2017   
    He's finished at this level IMO
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    mike_gain reacted to HOODLUM65 in Player contracts and transfers   
    1st team squad to appear at the Family fun day at 1pm.
    Will they be entering " beat the goalie competition?