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  1. 13 points
    Hi all, Given the current situation - and given that my own work situation means I'm at home for the next three weeks at least - I'm going to do a bit of work on the site and start a new little project. The forum will continue to be accessible from www.weareperth.co.uk/wapforum/ as normal - but if you go to www.weareperth.co.uk you will see a page that will change multiple times a day until I get it figured out! Basically, I'm creating a video archive - trying to index as much Saints content as I can find on YouTube and elsewhere and curate it so it's possible to flick through entire seasons' worth of games in order, find a particular game, and hopefully see the team line ups etc with each game. If it goes well, and if there's interest, I may start posting the odd article and stuff here and there as well - if you've got any interest in submitting absolutely anything at all for such a project please do get in touch! Hope everyone is well and keeping safe! Jamie
  2. 6 points
    Abernethy Saint

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    The SG stuff is advisory because they have no devolved power to make it mandatory. What they can do and have done is effectively ban events where emergency services provision is required by withdrawing that provision. So top tier football is effectively banned, cinemas are not. The imminent UK ban will be mandatory, but it may not be universal, at least not yet. The confusion is partly because the UK government has not got its communications act in gear yet (the daily news conferences starting today will help greatly), and partly because the Scottish government is moving faster than the UK government, and organisations and the general public are moving much faster than both of them. It’s quite confusing. What is clear is that we’re all going to be required to isolate more and more (possibly gradually, possibly in big steps), and a full lockdown may only be a few weeks away. There is no rational reason whatsoever to believe the very restrictive measures on the continent will not be replicated here, and some reason to believe it will be worse here because the UK response has been slow. In this context, restarting football is just not a priority, and pretty soon even talking about it would be fairly ridiculous. Shit, it would appear, is real. Take care everybody.
  3. 6 points
    Her name is Nicola Sturgeon. Plus she said 500.
  4. 6 points
    That’s doing a bit of a disservice to existing players. Our recovery started away to Kilmarnock on 4 December 19. That’s when Gordon and Booth began to play instead of Duffy and Tanser. We were undefeated in December. McCart has been doing well, but I’m not sure he’s the main reason. More of a team/squad effort.
  5. 5 points
    saintgscot

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    Good on him LAUGH OUT LOUD
  6. 5 points
    Indicator

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    Sorry... are you referring to Sixties or Dr Coleman?
  7. 5 points
    Pat McGroin

    A Message From The Manager

    Just received this email. I wish they’d distribute these things wider. “I just wanted to send a quick message out to all of our supporters during this difficult time. It’s important to look out for your family members, friends and neighbours. These are unprecedented times for this country and indeed the world, and we need to check in on those who are most vulnerable. We need to try and stay positive, follow government guidelines, and hopefully the situation will improve quickly. We’re all dealing with the uncertainty at the moment but hopefully everything can return to normal as soon as possible. I’ve seen myself first-hand the situation in supermarkets with empty shelves and I’d like to ask everybody to remain sensible when it comes to shopping. My brother works in the retail industry and he has assured me that there is more than enough food for everyone as long as people don’t stockpile food and buy more than they need. It’s the most vulnerable people at this time who suffer most from empty supermarket shelves. On the football side of things, there is still a lot of uncertainty about what will happen but this is entirely out of our control. I’m sure the footballing authorities will be working extremely hard during these testing times. When there is any update the Club will keep supporters updated via the usual channels. The players and coaching staff remain away from McDiarmid Park and we feel this is the safest and best course of action. All players have their own individual training programmes which are being monitored daily by staff assuring that when football does finally return they are raring to go. While football remains suspended, myself, my staff and the players will be phoning around our elderly Season Ticket holders for a quick chat and to see if there is anything that the Club can do to assist. Once we have called our elderly supporters, we will do our best to phone round as many Season Ticket holders as possible for as long as this break from football continues. So, if you receive a phone call from myself or one of the staff or players, it isn’t a hoax! Please look after yourselves, stay safe, and I look forward to seeing you all back at McDiarmid Park soon. All the best,” Tommy Wright St. Johnstone Manager
  8. 5 points
    Dave H

    Season Tickets

    I, 100% do not want any cash back from my season ticket. Happy to pay normal for the forthcoming season, no matter what plays out for 19-20 season.
  9. 4 points
    The ideal solution is simply the one that upsets Rangers* fans the most,
  10. 4 points
    blueheaven

    Jody Morris article in the Courier

    Good feature on Jody Morris' time at Saints here: https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/sport/football/st-johnstone/1209592/jody-morris-chelsea-st-johnstone-geoff-brown-liam-craig/
  11. 4 points
    Abernethy Saint

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    Not suggesting for a second Saints should or could do this, but this is remarkable from Nairn County.
  12. 4 points
    Pink

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    With the £25 that was supposed to go to Hibs last weekend burning a hole in my pocket I've signed up for Saints TV and bought another Lotto ticket. Before the angry mob start up I appreciate not everyone will be in a position to do something similar but if you can I would suggest now is the time to sign up. Maybe buy this years kit? Probably wont make a huge impact but every penny will count for the club in the next few weeks.
  13. 4 points
    slambrother

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    am I missing something, I don’t really think there was anything wrong with the club using the word disappointed at all. obviously, peoples lives and safeguarding people is a priority but you can still be disappointed surely?? i was disappointed the Hibs game was cancelled. I was looking forward to the game, had a family day out planned, drinks on the train through etc etc. Do I understand the rationale for it though? Of course I do. I wouldn’t be surprised to see further statements of disappointment from the club either due to revenue loss etc surely people are entitled to express a feeling.
  14. 4 points
    MySpazz

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    Saw this posted, HOW TO SAVE THE SCOTTISH PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON Britain has two aircraft carriers with no planes for them, because we're idiots. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Elizabeth-class_aircraft_carrier The flight deck is 284 x 73m, they each have a crew compliment of 679. And they're not doing anything. 284x73m, twice, is comfortably four football pitches. 20 Premier League teams, squads of 25, that's 500. Let's say each team gets an allowance of another 25 staff. 1,000, with 358 left over. Plenty of room for camera crew, technical sorts. Two week testing and quarantine period, we move the Scottish Premier League off-shore, I collect my OBE for services to British sports. It'll be called the PremierSHIP. Done.
  15. 4 points
    Papa Jack

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    I think that’s a strange thing to pick up on. I wanted to go to the football but somethings happened which means I can’t go now. It’s the correct decision but I’m disappointed too....so was Tommy. Is that allowed?
  16. 4 points
    blueheaven

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    I don't see what the problem is - aren't we all disappointed?
  17. 4 points
    Bets bit, apart from the goal, was watching the Livi keeper for the last 5 minutes....sprinting about to get the ball when he'd wasted about 10 minutes taking goal kicks for the previous 85 minutes. Get in round ya.
  18. 4 points
    Tranmere Saintee

    3 Stands for Old Firm

    The day that Midge scored I suffered an horrendous cramp in my right thigh and was trying to walk it off by waking towards the exits and back towards the pitch rather than walking in front of the fans. I explained what my problem was and after a heated argument the steward got on his walkie talkie to his supervisor to get me thrown out as I wouldn’t sit down!! His supervisor came along and basically told him to go f**k himself and learn some common sense. Luckily resolved just in time for Midges magic moment.
  19. 4 points
    Rob

    Scottish Cup Q/F 29/2/2020

    Problem is I think this was THE chance, getting to 80 mins. At the moment Celtic are the Team to beat in the cup and we came as close as anyone in recent times. I was thoroughly impressed by Saints. Took my young lad and I think he finally understood that although we didnt win that for our club it was a win of sorts. Usually I go home from games when we get beat feeling scunnered, not yesterday. Felt really proud to be a Saintee.
  20. 4 points
    blueheaven

    Scottish Cup Q/F 29/2/2020

    Gutted by that result, but that was a terrific performance. What a hard-working, positive and spirited Saints team this is. Getting through to the next round of the Cup when you're drawn against Celtic was always going to be a big ask, but I'm filled with confidence that if we keep building as we are then it's only a matter of time until we can get back there. Incredible to think that the oldest players in our starting line-up yesterday were Wotherspoon (30) and Clark and May (both 27). We wanted a younger team, the manager has committed to it, and now - after a fairly short transitional period - we seem to be reaping the benefits. Our defence looks very solid now, with Kerr back to his best and McCart looking like a brilliant addition. Drey Wright proved he can defend for us when asked too, and we still have Rooney (another young one at just 23) to come. If we can hold onto Booth too we're going to be really well covered at the back for next season.
  21. 4 points
    Havana Saint

    Scottish Cup Q/F 29/2/2020

    Come on ye Saints! For Henry Hall... For John Connolly... For brothers and Saints sisters across the globe. Stand free and equal. COME ON YE SAINTS!!
  22. 3 points
    chips

    Old Perth - Picture Thread

    There's a few more kicking about I'll try and post up soon !!
  23. 3 points
    Hospital Radio Perth

    Tuesday Team Talk

    We had decided to carry on, but the Coronavirus Hub at PRI is right outside our studio and we've had to withdraw from live broadcasting at the moment. I've had a few ideas though, so it might return occasionally in the interim - but it's all dependent on work - which sadly I'm still doing!
  24. 3 points
    Bit older but made his feelings clear here www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/sport/football/st-johnstone/517711/st-johnstone-jody-morriss-second-team-chelsea/amp/ "After Chelsea, St Johnstone are definitely next in terms of how I feel about a club. It will always be like that. “They are the next result I look for and I’m always rooting for them. “I spent the longest time there apart from Chelsea. “The time with Saints was important to me. I had a great relationship with the supporters and I fell back in love with football in my time with the club.”
  25. 3 points
    Nairn is a fantastic place to live, great community spirit. The team manager Ronnie Sharp is a local roofing contractor with Nairn in the blood, helped me a few times with my lead roof, couldn't be better. The ground is a 5 minute walk from the High Street pubs, closest is Uncle Bob's, a day at the football in Nairn hasn't changed much over the years. Folk all over Scotland will pull together to help each other as much as possible, Nairn is a great example of that.
  26. 3 points
    Cleveland-Saint

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    I believe things will ease back back late June based on closely following our china operation and their feedback on the cycle. But they shut everything down for 4-6 weeks once they realized the severity, west has been slow to follow suit. Virus will come back again in 4th quarter, and by then we should have as good a vaccine as we can in place...our governor is very aggressive here, saying schools will probably be out for rest of school year (shut for 4 weeks now), and shut down all restaurants, bars, public gatherings starting 9pm tonight. Odd and scary times, think ill be more on the preppers forums than footy ones for a while!
  27. 3 points
    Abernethy Saint

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    Neil Lennon seemed to suggest that, if they finished the league now, final places would be on an average points per game basis. That would put us sixth, by about 0.01 of a point. No other way round the games in hand thing.
  28. 3 points
    Obviously the league is suspended & we will pick up when it returns. If the league is cancelled then the current results will stand. If games are played behind closed doors then no points will be awarded for crowd predictions.
  29. 3 points
    Strawman

    McDiarmid Park - 30th Anniversary

    Gets almost a full page in this months WSC
  30. 3 points
    Wendy Saints

    Taxi for Tommy?

    Nice wee article ... seriously being denied penalties since 1885
  31. 3 points
  32. 3 points
    RandomGuy

    Taxi for Tommy?

    After 29 games, this is our best season under TW in terms of league losses. Only Celtic and Rangers have lost less league games.
  33. 3 points
    andy rhodes fancy watch

    Taxi for Tommy?

    Where's all the very vocal gobshites now? Ghostie? All the Banter boys?
  34. 3 points
    john.w

    What's everyone doing right now?

    No problems everything going as it should
  35. 3 points
    HOODLUM65

    Pitch

    You'd have thought with all that expensive shite on the pitch the grass would have grown.
  36. 3 points
    Kyle

    3 Stands for Old Firm

    I think the Saints support being in one stand has worked out quite well so far. Club are making a decent amount of money from it and our support is huddled together and making a bit of noise as a result. This has been a success IMO - I'd imagine it'll be a permanent arrangement as of next season and wouldn't be surprised if East Stand season ticket holders are allocated west stand seats for these games going forward.
  37. 3 points
    sixties saintee

    Scottish Cup Q/F 29/2/2020

    Said it before , Kane is our Buck McGarry young anes wont know who he is.
  38. 2 points
    I know it’s early to start a thread after our glorious 1-0 win yesterday but I’m already excited about next weekend’s game. The 2-2 draw with Hibs at Easter Road earlier in the season was arguably one of my favourite games of the season and we probably deserved more. I think our defence is in much better shape than it was then and with the May/Hendry partnership starting to gel, I think we’ve got a really good chance of taking all three points. Will be interesting to see what tactics Tommy has in mind. I wasn’t impressed with Holt in midfield yesterday and feel like we need to be a bit more at it in terms of our counter attacking play. Would personally like to see Mikey get more game time next week. Hibs will let us play more football on the deck than yesterday so just hope we ditch the long game and play the way we can. COYS!
  39. 2 points
    andrew

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    I may we’ll be in a minority of one but I couldn’t care any less about the “Champions” League, or internationals. Same teams, same players, year after year. That’s fine if you like it but I am completely disconnected from that scene in a way I’m not when I follow St Johnstone. Given that it’s all about money I can see their priority. Old firm type control but on a bigger scale.
  40. 2 points
    south inch

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    Bit like the old joke about the Murray Royal patient who asks to see a visiting professor to try and prove he is completely sane and has been kept in the Murray for 20 years unnecessarily. The prof conducts an hour of rigorous tests and becomes convinced the guy is right. He promises to raise the case with the authorities and walks away only to be hit a stunning blow to the head by a brick. With blood everywhere he turns to see the guy standing there with a smile saying "you'll not forget now"?
  41. 2 points
    This aged well!
  42. 2 points
    dunblanemike

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    One issue with the lock down in Wuhan province was that virtually all movement there is by public transport. Close that down and there is an effective lockdown. In the UK a lot of us move via motor vehicles, very difficult to shut down without a lot of police presence. anyway, the UK gov had a straight choice between protecting the people or keeping the economy ticking over.....no real need to guess which one these Tory parasites chose!
  43. 2 points
    yahoorsir

    Hibernian v St Johnstone - 14-03-20

    Fandabidozi.. Interesting to see that she bottled pulling the Ugly Sisters match on Sunday!
  44. 2 points
    Yeah but when we don't take a throw in the exact spot the ref sent us back. On the subject of throw ins,is there such a thing as a foul throw or was that changed with the new rules. On the subject of new rules,I thought if the ball hit the ref or game stopped for a head knock ,the team in possession got possession of the ball on resumption of the game. Clancy made up his own rules during the game. There was at least 3 times he blew for a free kick to them when there was no contact. I think he should go to Specsavers.
  45. 2 points
    Nah... non story. Besides, Abramovich couldn't cope with TW's constant harrassment. Would make Stalingrad look like a walk in the park for the Russian.
  46. 2 points
    Clearly the team put there all into the cup tie .Wednesday came around too quick. even Celtic struggled as well. nice wee point .
  47. 2 points
    Playing wing back in a 5 is completely different to full back in a 4. There were a few occasions Kerr was dragged out to cover, something that's an issue in a 4.
  48. 2 points
    Cagey

    Scottish Cup Q/F 29/2/2020

    I liked the way McCart wiped out Forrest , in contrast to Tanser who backed off & backed off until he allowed him to get a cross or shot in.
  49. 2 points
    Johnny B

    Scottish Cup Q/F 29/2/2020

    Great team performance
  50. 2 points
    I think the important thing to remember in this is that the Brown family will have no desire to profit out of the sale of the football club. It has been stated before by Geoff Brown that the most important thing is to pass the club onto the "right" person. Certain constraints would require to be imposed regarding future dissolution of assets (ie sale of the site) and assurances regarding maintaining the McDiarmid name. Another requirement for me is that the Brown name would maintain to be connected with the club permanently. It must never be forgotten that Geoff saved our club from oblivion and Steve has brought us our greatest success (to date).