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Blinkered Views risky punt against St Mirren

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In his Bookies Corner article for the current issue of CQN Magazine, columnist, Blinkered Views, suggested St Mirren offered good value for a punt on relegation.  I spoke to him when he submitted the article and suggested, “Surely Dunfermline?”  He agreed Dunfermline were most likely for the drop but they offered no value.  St Mirren, on the other hand, were 9/1 for the drop and he made a good case why this was worth a bet.

St Mirren promptly spoiled Christmas for thousands (not your or me) by coming from behind to beat Rangers but that has been their only win in 8 league games.  We also don’t need to be reminded that when visiting St Mirren Park, form is a poor guide.  Celtic exited the Scottish Cup there a week after beating Saints 7-0 at Celtic Park.  They are a team who can raise their game for the big occasion and the visit of Celtic, live on TV, is as big as it gets around Paisley.

Paddy McCourt has enjoyed his visits there and has been key to Celtic collecting the points a couple of times.  Don’t be surprised if he makes a match winning appearance from the bench.

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  1. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    The presence of Cha suggests that the Saints are thought to be vulnerable to speed left side defence.

     

    We shall see.

     

     

    Gaun yersel`,Lenny.

     

    Three points.

     

    Couldn`t give a proverbial how or how many.

  2. GiggsyBhoy says:

     

    21 January, 2012 at 11:48

     

    In fact, had a think there, and believe the team has been shifted about to accommodate Scott Brown. I know I’ll be very hypocritical in celebrating our win, but feel this is something Neil really needs to stop doing. I’m not going to go on a Scott Brown-bashing rant, as it achieves nothing, but we accommodate him FAR too much when there are better options.

     

     

    HH

     

    Giggs

     

     

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    Agree 100%

     

     

    Catman

  3. the glorious balance sheet on

    Given the Celtic line up I think we might see a lot of James Forrest through the middle today.

  4. Quite a solid looking team.

     

     

    Happy to see three genuine midfielders playing, although I prefer Ledley being one of them.

     

     

    However, it makes sense to nurse Izzy back gently after such a long lay off with a serious injury.

     

     

    Like Forrest, Matthews is a young boy and cannot be expected to play every week, especially after illness.

     

     

    I hope Ki uses his talents to the full today, especially as St. Mirren are a footballing team now.