St Mirren supporters are hoping their heroes can finish 2012 in style this weekend by recording a surprise win at Tannadice.
Danny Lennon’s men face Dundee United on Sunday in their final match of the year and they’ll make the trip to Tayside in fine fettle, having already defeated Motherwell and earned a draw at Inverness Caley Thistle over the festive period.
Now the Paisley faithful would love to bag another three points to get their New Year celebrations off to an ideal start.
Grant Read, of Barrhead, e-mailed Buddie Banter to say: “St Mirren have had some good results at Tannadice over the years and I reckon we can upset the so-called experts by getting another win up there this weekend.
“It was great to beat Motherwell just before Christmas and I thought we were unlucky not to beat Inverness on Boxing Day.
“Big Stevie Thompson is banging in the goals for us and we’ve looked stronger in defence in recent weeks, so I’m going for a 2-1 win for the Buddies at Tannadice.”
And Paisley man Derek Fotheringham got in touch to say: “Let’s give credit to Danny and the boys for getting some points on the board against Motherwell and Inverness, who have had good seasons so far.
“I’d love to think we could get something at Tannadice this weekend but the defenders will need to be on their toes because the likes of Jon Daly and Johnny Russell can cause problems for any team.”
Meanwhile, there isn’t much festive cheer on offer for officials at the SPL after Saints had to make the 360-mile round trip to Inverness during the Christmas break.
Iain Auld (@auldyboy) took to Twitter to say: “It’s a scandalous decision to send an away team up and the down the road on Boxing Day.”
And Tom Hall (@ScotFootBlog) joked how SFA compliance officer Vincent Lunny should take an interest in the decision to send Saints on such a long journey.
He said: “I hope Vincent Lunny is ready to charge the scheduling computer that stole Danny Lennon’s Chrimbo.”
Also giving his thoughts on the 2-2 draw in the Highlands is St Mirren ace Dougie Imrie, who scored the Paisley team’s opening goal.
Dougie (@Dimrie_7) tweeted: “Great game today, end to end. Good for the fans. Coulda won it at the end.”
Another positive for St Mirren supporters is the return to action of midfielder Paul McGowan, who had been out for three months with a shoulder injury before lining up against Inverness on Boxing Day.
Craig Mathie (@themafman) tweeted: “Good to see Paul McGowan back for Saints. Best player I’ve seen in years at new St Mirren Park.”
And Ryan Doak (@RyanDoak1) added: “Great to see Paul McGowan back in the starting line-up!”
Elsewhere, Black & White Army (@bawarmy) posted this tweet to congratulate St Mirren’s rivals Morton after they moved joint top of the First Division by beating Partick Thistle 2-1 at Firhill: “Genuinely pleased for our neighbours Morton.
“Would be brilliant if they joined us in SPL.
“Not only would it be great from a derby point of view, the guaranteed points would be more than welcome!”
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