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    Cup win for bottom six?

    Based on our 3rd place finish for last season we should ideally be looking to match that once again. Failing that at least be competing for a European slot.

    A long way to go but our form (bar the Rangers game) is currently bottom six standard. Not going to get any easier with the packed schedule and injuries/suspensions piling up.

    Hypothetically, would we be willing to trade a place in the top 6 for a cup win? I'd say yes, these opportunities don't come around too often (three cup wins in my lifetime).


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    Based on our 3rd place finish for last season we should ideally be looking to match that once again. Failing that at least be competing for a European slot.

    A long way to go but our form (bar the Rangers game) is currently bottom six standard. Not going to get any easier with the packed schedule and injuries/suspensions piling up.

    Hypothetically, would we be willing to trade a place in the top 6 for a cup win? I'd say yes, these opportunities don't come around too often (three cup wins in my lifetime).
    Yep cup win for me too

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    Yip, top six not being funny happens most years.

    Cup wins (3 in my lifetime, and I’m 41).

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    I'd like a nice day out in December, but if that means loads of pish days at Easter Road & beyond for the rest of the season then pass.

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    Can't we have both?

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    A bottom six finish is under no circumstance acceptable, cup win or not.


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    Cup win all day long.

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    The 2 shouldn't be mutually exclusive.

    If I had to choose one then it would be a cup win. However in a non hypothetical scenario we can do both and very much should be finishing in the top 6.
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    Bottom six should be sackable for a club our size.

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    There’s no reason we shouldn’t be aiming for both tbh. We shouldn’t have to sacrifice top 6 for a cup, especially when we are already in the final of one.

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    I'd choose cup win. Though, if we win cup, I'd imagine it would be a nice catalyst for the rest of our season so can't see them being exclusive.

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    Sad that it’s came to this.
    Exactly the mentality I think Gordon wants a distant memory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 90274 View Post
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    Bottom six should be sackable for a club our size.
    But would you be able to wait until the split before demanding it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liam89 View Post
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    I'd choose cup win. Though, if we win cup, I'd imagine it would be a nice catalyst for the rest of our season so can't see them being exclusive.
    TBH I was hoping Sunday would be the catalyst. How wrong was I.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
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    But would you be able to wait until the split before demanding it?
    Imo we shouldn’t have to. Last season we were where we should be each season, competing for 3rd. If your fighting to be in the top 6 approaching the split then you’re already failing unless the leagues super tight which is unlikely

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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
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    But would you be able to wait until the split before demanding it?
    I'd get rid of him now.

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    I'd a cup win for an 8th/7th placed finish.
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    By next Wednesday night we could be sitting bottom of table never mind bottom 6,
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    Quote Originally Posted by 90274 View Post
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    I'd get rid of him now.
    We know. Can you leave it at that?
    A great day out ruined by the football

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    Keeping in mind this is only a Hypercritical Question (or sumfin)...


    Then yes

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    If we win the league cup in December we'll remember it for the rest of our lives.

    I'm not sure anybody will remember finishing 3rd last season.

    Cup win it is.

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    By next Wednesday night we could be sitting bottom of table never mind bottom 6,
    Hows that then?

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    I'd take a cup win for 10th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveHFC View Post
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    By next Wednesday night we could be sitting bottom of table never mind bottom 6,
    3rd bottom you mean surely?

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    We won't finish bottom 6.

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    I remember having this conversation on here after the St Johnstone cup final last season. Many poster saying they would happily take St Js league position for a cup double. I then went on to talk about how that would mean accepting losses like last night if we were to end in a similar league position as St Johnstone last season.

    I think don't see why we can't achieve both, however this season I fear it will be tough unless we can recruit well in January and plug the gaps left from the summer transfer window.

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    I think I probably would considering we would have beaten Rangers and Celtic on our way to winning the cup but finishing in the bottom 6 would be an embarrassment for us.
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    No brainer for a football fan in my opinion. The glory and memory of winning a cup versus the difference between finishing 5th or 6th and 7th or 8th?!

    Also as a note to those pointing it out… everyone knows it’s possible to have both. It’s a hypothetical question.

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    Finishing bottom 6 is a failure IMO, losing cup finals isn't. I wont to win the cup but winning it and finishing 8th is not a good season to me.

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