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  1. 14 points
    john.w

    Hibs vs Saints 03/11/18 Game 12

    4 in a row a happy Saintee in the Arctic
  2. 7 points
    cristo

    Hibs vs Saints 03/11/18 Game 12

    Probably about 60-80 at the church, maybe another 50 or so at the reception??
  3. 6 points
    Get in good goal
  4. 6 points
    blueheaven

    Taxi for Tommy?

    Every single time we've had a few bad results and a thread like this has appeared, Tommy has turned things round and brought us out the other side. Every. Single. Time.
  5. 5 points
    ScottMann

    Taxi for Tommy?

    It's not just 4 out of 4, it's been 3 away games, including one against Scotland's form team until we beat them and one against a traditionally big club enjoying a new lease of life...a change of formation and players to suit each game...one game won by scoring early and defending the lead, two by scoring very late after managing the game. No goals conceded and going on to win after missing 3 penalties speaks volumes, especially today. Like everyone, Tommy can make mistakes but he's played a blinder over these games. It's a squad that's had major changes, age lowered and loads of new faces in key positions so can genuinely be classed as going through the cliched transitional phase. It's been a remarkable little spell after the Celtic humiliation. I wonder if somehow that has actually galvanised everyone in a we're better than that/never again style. Maybe it's starting to click after the natural bedding in period. Whatever the reasons it's Tommy squad and tactics that are now paying off and I hope he signs his extended contract soon.
  6. 4 points
    Hi, I have had a large (4 metre x 2 metre) banner made for tomorrow that reads WE ARE ALL NEIL LENON in support of what he had done to him at Hearts. I will need a hand to hang it from the top tier so am looking for volunteers.
  7. 4 points
    john.w

    Hibs vs Saints 03/11/18 Game 12

    Well bless my heart, Saints new strategy miss a penalty or two lull opposition into false sense of security then go for sucker punch. Couldnae make it up
  8. 4 points
    For me its not anything St Johnstone have done / not done per se. Although many of the home games have been brutal however this is tempered slightly by the results over the last 10+ years. Even winning the first division the last time there was not great football and many draws. However this is not just a St Johnstone phenomenon. Looking back at some of the older games on youtube, the likes of Partick, Airdrie, Kilmarnock (the Tommy Burns lob) and even older EPL games of the period. Football in general has lost something. I hesitate to say it lacks the same quality but it has certainly lost the frantic passionate entertainment value. There seemed to be an attacking urgency, pace and yes actual tackling that is now sorely missing from our more patient, measured ‘basketball’ style of game now. Unfortunately this leaves me cold. Add in the ever increasing costs and the ‘bang for your buck’ is diminishing. In fact the only away game I have been to in the last 10 years was the cup final, I simply cannot justify the cost v how it makes me feel and this is from someone who has seen Saints play in all but two grounds in Scotland and some grounds that are no longer there. Im afraid to say that I genuinely thing my time as a regular football fan is ticking. In general I have no interest in the EPL, Champions league, Euro leagues. I only had a passing interest in the World Cup. It just doesn’t hold any excitement for me. My only real football interest is St Johnstone and an overview of Scottish football in general. All that keeps me going is habit and a pride for the club and City. However this is waning, and again it has little to do with Saints. The first nail for me was allowing The Rangers back into the leagues at any cost, having seen other ‘lesser’ clubs allowed to go to the wall, the clambering, and underhandedness to get this club back in was a disgrace. A club who had cheated their way to dominance (at the cost of Saints in some instances) and the realisation that Scottish football really was corrupt and morally repugnant sparked the beginning of the end for me. I give it a few years to see how things have gone, and no doubt we, and I think Scottish football in general over the period benefitted from not having that club in the top league, outside of Celtics dominance there was a good spread of success among the ‘diddies’. Unfortunately now it appears ‘the natural’ order is returning and is being hailed with great fanfare by those in the media to I believe the detriment of the game in Scotland as a whole. A return to only being there so Celtic and The Rangers have someone to beat. The whole The Rangers thing gave us an opportunity to really rethink and build a different game up here but the clambering for the old ways and archaic thinking won out, as it always will in the corridors of power in our game. Couple that with the entertainment value of ‘modern’ football there is only one way the game and attendances are going in this country. No amount of summer football or fans initiatives will change the fact that football in this country and in general is broken.
  9. 4 points
    I think weather and banter both matter I am approaching 60 and suffer with cold related illnesses On Saturday my two mates who I sit with were both missing for different reasons I sat in my usual seat surrounded by empty seats, was bored and cold and barring a couple of near things it was pretty average stuff on the park If I had been a my first time visiting I may not have returned for the above mentioned reasons In the second half I moved to the South end of the East to see the goals go in at Ormond goal and sit beside Ghostie The Football improved and the banter returned by sitting with passionate fans The second half had just about everything I would return if it was my first visit I would definitely go if it was warm So the cold does matter Summer Football Standing Area Alcohol Aye for me
  10. 4 points
    Aye Big Liam loves a drink, Totten is still shagging Geoffs wife and Lomas is still running around with his knob out singing the sash. Happy days.
  11. 3 points
    croc

    Hibs vs Saints 03/11/18 Game 12

    Watch OOT .! there is a Penguin Behind Ye.!LAUGH OUT LOUD
  12. 3 points
    Bruno Strasser

    Taxi for Tommy?

    I think in any walk of Life it's easy being a Manager when things are going well and your team are performing. It's when things go wrong that you really see who really is the best. How many times have we gone through a really bad spell and Tommy has taken us out the other side ? 5 - 0 down at half time against the Plastics and then to go win three in a row without conceding a goal is some achievement.
  13. 3 points
    We all know they never got 'bumped'. It got to the point where the club couldn't ignore their behaviour on away tips. That was clearly put over by the club. Agree that they are missed but it was their own doing.
  14. 3 points
    mainstand

    Stefan Scougall

    Lasted 60 minutes playing in a central midfield 2. Played really well.
  15. 3 points
    I think a part of the problem for smaller clubs like saints is that there is far too much footie now, what with the expanded European cups and internationals as examples. Plus we have epl games on the telly. Add in the incompetent league management up here with the likes of ignoring the ‘wrongs’ of a couple of the big clubs and as a result folk have got jaded/bored/fed up/angry. Given the number of game rearrangements our league now has I don’t bother putting fixtures in my calendar anymore. And as for international breaks.....just give Saturday footie every week
  16. 3 points
    ScottMann

    Fakes next whats the feeling

    Good old football. Would have been happy with 2-0 before the game but end up with the only 2 feeling! The Buddies weren't certainly weren't playing better than their position anyway. Can't beat a Saturday night after a win. Good stuff Saints.
  17. 3 points
    yo congratulations, you've got the job
  18. 3 points
    First time starting a game thread, got a win
  19. 3 points
    Indicator

    Fakes next whats the feeling

    From the BBC website: "St Johnstone have failed to score more than 1 goal in any of their last 10 home league matches". Look at the difference he's made just being on the bench.
  20. 3 points
    Melbourne Saint

    Stefan Scougall

    This is turning into gold... theory conspiracists with aplomb... so far we have Tesco's bakery section, Totten somehow appears & Tanser as player manager. David Icke no doubt appears from an intergallactic spaceship, The Hoff appears somewhere in the Deli section... but still no Scougall. He was seen entering the Saints Embassy... but not sighted since. Khashoggi dismembered in Kinoull... hope he's alright. Steve Maskrey, aka Zorro chopped him up in the freezer section. Spirited away in bits by StageCoach... . .. the Soutars are clearly behind this.
  21. 3 points
    dave mc

    Stefan Scougall

    There doesn’t need to be speculation, if Tommy reckons he’s not worth a pool place, he’s paid to make those decisions, I think he’s a great wee player, but I’m not going to lose sleep over the manager having different opinion, and I don’t feel the need to be told anything, other than the squad for each game, based on TW’s thoughts, after watching training every day
  22. 2 points
    Kyle

    Hibs vs Saints 03/11/18 Game 12

    Outstanding performance from our bois. The swagger is back.
  23. 2 points
    Attending matches for many becomes a habit. Once the habit is broken it is very difficult to replicate that behaviour in the future. I think there are a lot of saints fans that have broken the habit and that will be difficult to reverse. There are endless excuses for not attending. I think a large factor is the lack of a strong Chairman. Yes Tommy has had better backing this season but a strong Chairman making the right impression on the fan base and local community would help the overall feel good factor. Some of the public admissions about running the board as a dictatorship and only putting in a couple of half days a week are complete own goals.
  24. 2 points
    As a season ticket holder who didn't go yesterday, I genuinely didn't feel like I missed out tbh. I couldn't make it, but I suspect there will have been a few put off by the absolute horror show of our last home game. Performances aside, I think the problem is more fundamental, the whole set up is incredibly stale. Yes there is good stuff for kids, but not sure that entices many new fans. Going to McD is absolutely no different than it was 20 years ago. Bizarrely, the issue with saints is that there is no need for fans to turn up. We're not in a relegation battle, pushing for an honour not fighting for the club's survival. It's all just a bit meh! What would be interesting is to know how many different saints fans attend each season. Is it c4,000 different fans picking and choosing games or the same 2,000 every week? I suspect the club has no idea tbh.
  25. 2 points
    Melbourne Saint

    Stefan Scougall

    Has he actually been seen? Maybe Tommy & Broon have done a Khashoggi...