Dooj

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Dooj last won the day on September 27 2019

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  1. We will never sign 'complete' players with an excellent track record, in competition with other clubs. We know that the days of the transfer fee are (pretty much) over. So, of course we want to sign players who have 'failed' for whatever reason and hopefully they will fit in at Saints and prosper. I think a good example of this is Macca - he was seen as an alright player who hadn't done particularly well down south (in terms of making it big) but when he came to us he turned into a star. The opposite was Stephen Dobbie who for whatever reason didn't do that well at Saints but flourished elsewhere.
  2. I agree that it is unlikely (but possible) that one isolated incident would have a catastrophic impact on a player's self-confidence, but by the same token it is an incorrect assumption to make that players at the top level don't have problems with self-belief. There have been quite a few elite athletes in recent years who have (now that the stigma regarding mental health has diminished somewhat) recounted horrendous battles with low self-confidence, even when performing well.
  3. In what way is Lampard a bigger name than Gerrard? At least Stevie G. has won something in his managerial career, albeit in a 'diddy' league.
  4. Dasovic is in Vancouver, isn't he? Which is further away from Toronto than Perth is.
  5. Quick Google found this article praising Rotherham's prudence. Might be slightly out of date (2019) but turnover looks at least double that of Saints so presumably relative wages are similarly proportioned (or at the very least significantly more tempting than what Saints can offer)
  6. Never seen anything that marks the spot but I understood it to be basically where A&J Stephens Builders are based - which is opposite the prison.
  7. I've not seen anything, not even confirmation that they are doing them again.
  8. I am sure that they used the Astro pitches one year for an 'Open Day'. I have a picture of me and 'legendary striker' Michael Moore on said pitch
  9. That statement sounds very much like 'don't expect to hear anything more on this any time soon'
  10. Wow - that is really resting players
  11. I didn't see the point in resting players prior to the semi, given the time between games. However, I got the impression from Callum that the changes he made were more about giving everyone in the squad some game time, to keep them sharp - makes a lot of sense, and I guess he'll have a similar approach to the last two league games. It's never good to see the reserve team playing as it gives the impression that they have written the game off. However, we have a squad of players with no obvious stars so even if the regulars aren't playing, I would feel confident that the game is still winnable. Nice to be able to 'relax' (relatively) and let CD do what he does. No reason to question his judgement.
  12. My favourite quote from today...(BBC report): ‘Playing at Hampden is starting to look like a home tie for them’ never thought that would be said of Saints :-)
  13. I'm not sure I see the need to rest players given that it's 8 days til the semi final. Might be different if it was a midweek game. I can see Callum not playing anyone who is carrying a knock or possibly subbing certain individuals earlier than he might otherwise, but better to play a fairly strong team to maintain fitness levels and sharpness. And of course there's still the important matter of wanting 3 points in the quest for 5th place.
  14. Dooj

    Scottish Cup

    The dates and times for the Scottish Cup semi-finals have been confirmed, across the weekend of the 8/9 May. Dundee United will take on Hibernian at Hampden Park on Saturday, 8 May at 4pm and the following day St Mirren will take on St. Johnstone at 2.15pm. Scottish Cup 2020/21 Semi-Final Fixtures Dundee United v Hibernian: Saturday, 8 May, kick-off 4pm (Live on Premier Sports) St Mirren v St Johnstone: Sunday, 9 May, kick-off 2.15pm (Live on Premier Sports and BBC One Scotland)
  15. I think for knighthoods and damehoods the criteria specify that you haven't retired and are still active in your profession.