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  1. 13 points
    Kyle

    Player contracts and transfers

    I honestly think there are some fans who wont be satisfied no matter what we the club/manager do. May is literally the poster boy of the cup winning team, one of our own and a player we sold for one of the highest fees we've ever received. If he is coming back, he'll be coming back whilst still in his peak years and with a lot to offer if we give him the chance to play his way into something like his old form. Reservations are understandable and I don't think this site has generally been too bad/negative about May, but jesus some of the stuff about him on that banter page and on twitter is mental. You'd think it was the second coming of Adam Morgan rather than a player who scored 27 goals in his only full season with us and who scored a double to get us into the cup final. If he does sign, I hope he actually gets a chance before he's being written off. Some of our support will be on his back immediately though, which is precisely the opposite of what a player low on confidence needs.
  2. 9 points
    blueheaven

    Taxi for Tommy?

    Very sad to see a small number of people on here continually trying to imply that all Tommy has done for us is win the Cup (especially when they're doing things like making up the formation we supposedly played to make him look worse). He has consistently succeeded with Saints and delivered strong league finishing positions - a better run of league positions than any other Saints manager has ever achieved. I'll also repeat what I say on here quite often, which is that every single time we've gone through a slump of bad results under Tommy, he has successfully managed to pull us out of it. When people start trying to downplay our greatest ever manager's achievements I really start to wonder about what their agendas are. And no I don't think he should be above all criticism - but surely there's some middle ground between criticising a manager and leaping straight to the knee-jerk reaction of calling for him to be replaced.
  3. 9 points
    Dooj

    Player contracts and transfers

    I've lost track. Are we getting a minibus from Aberdeen out of all this or not?
  4. 7 points
    Every goal we concede is due to someone in our team either not doing their job good enough or taking a risk that doesn't come off. Danny is getting made a scapegoat by many, pretty unjustly imo. Folk can go on about him not being value for money but you could go through the whole side and there's plenty who aren't. Danny can be a game changer, we will need that at times this season, I'd keep the chubby wee bouncer batterer.
  5. 7 points
    Radford 72

    Taxi for Tommy?

    I'm going to do something very dangerous and mention politics. The argument from those negotiating Brexit is they need to have no deal on the table to get a (good) deal. Equally, I don't think it helps us to talk about TW having a free hit effectively. He should feel under a bit of pressure. He has taken the conscious choice to shake up this squad so will have to live or die by that decision. Where we are now isn't a result of bad fortune that the manager has earned the right to remedy, he has put us in this position. We've had bad runs in the past and the club (absolutely correctly) haven't wavered in their support of him. This feels different though. What isn't acceptable is the language used at times. Whatever happens with TW, the respect for him should never diminish. And as for those that actively seem to be willing him to fail? What a miserable existence.
  6. 7 points
    Sky news had a bit about it earlier. Just seen the banner at the bottom said " May goes to Palace"
  7. 6 points
    Despite a shaky start in defence , a young Saints side took the lead in the opening minutes through Jordan Northcott. The diminutive Hamilton & McFarlane's pace on the wings caused the Cove defence problems on a very heavy pitch. Apart from Martin Scott, who came on as a sub. (and scored) , the rest of the Cove players came off a 5-0 victory against Edinburgh City, Chances were created at both ends and Cove equalised from a cross from the left in the 27th minute. Max Johnstone , making his loan debut in goal, allowed a tame header from the unmarked Brown to squirm into the net, despite getting both hands to the ball. H/t. 1 - 1 The heavy rain continued throughout the game and it came as no surprise that the Saints guys tired as the game wore on. Despite this , they were still creating chances on the break , notably rounding the keeper , but not able to get a telling finish from a tight angle. Also a thundering shot from the left of goal which came crashing off the crossbar. Cove introduced their Big Guns , Martin Scott and man of many clubs (Aberdeen , Arbroath , Brechin , Alloa , Dumbarton , Raith ) Mitch Megginsoni inthe 61st minute. The outstanding Liam Gordon making his comeback from injury was replaced by Calum Rae in 75 minutes. 4 mins. later Cove went in front when Park scored from close range. Cove put the result beyond doubt when Megginson (81) and Scott (88) added to the score line. Despite the scoreline the Saints acquitted themselves very well in front of an appreciative support. Strength and experience told in the end. Max Johnstone had a debut to forget , although he pulled off a few good saves.
  8. 6 points
    Getting the polo shirts and tracksuits off May , Broon sent him
  9. 6 points
    Look on the bright side........... Only 3 points off the top of the league .
  10. 6 points
    rik2304

    Taxi for Tommy?

    This thread is an embarrassment. Let's see how things progress once our signings have been made.
  11. 6 points
    So he does read WAP...
  12. 6 points
    chips

    Player contracts and transfers

    Need to do this until we actually get a decent striker...
  13. 6 points
    templeofsaints

    Player contracts and transfers

    If the medical was done and everything set for his return last night and then for whatever reason the deal fell through, the club have to get some sort of statement out today. Otherwise you can guarantee the following: a) Vine/May will get a story in the papers about how it was Saints fault b) All the rumours will continue to grow legs and that will feed into the backing off the park and at games If it came down to money, Saints were totally within their rights to backout the deal/cap their offer - no player is bigger than the club. But the key thing is that the club can't stick their head in the sand about this - even if just to take the pressure off Tommy we need some sort of statement asap.
  14. 5 points
    Saline Saint

    Player contracts and transfers

    Stevie May and his “advisers” (whoever they may be) would have been naive in the extreme to think they would be offered the same deal again after taking the piss out of the club in particularl Tommy Wright. It’s all about actions and consequences and it was May and his people’s action that soured the deal. Im not entirely convinced that the club are to blame for the current situation ,after all Tommy Wright clearly stated on radio pre Celtic game it was not the club who “moved the goal posts”. Stevie May ain’t the player we all worshiped 5 years ago,I think there was an element of chancing one’s mit when it was obvious our need for a striker and in particular our desire to bring him back to the fold.Personaly I don’t think there’s much interest in Stevie from other clubsand he could well end up back with us,it will take something to break the stalemate between the two parties but an enhanced deal isn’t the answer.
  15. 5 points
    Ali91

    Taxi for Tommy?

    I think sacking our best ever manager because we got knocked out of a cup competition before the season started is sound logic. We should ignore the fact that we’ve finished; 6th (cup win) 4th 4th 4th 8th 7th in his six full seasons previous. Barry Ferguson, who is doing an ok job in the fifth tier of Scottish football with a club that is being bankrolled, after being hounded out of Clyde, would be a great successor. I can’t see what could possibly go wrong. #tommyout #bazzain
  16. 5 points
    SlickDT

    Betfred Cup

    Whilst it's easy to write this game off as a glorified friendly, with a smaller squad this season there is no doubt we will have to rely on these players fairly regularly as the season progresses- we are dreadfully short of quality in certain areas and writing this game of as a friendly doesn't cut it for me. This could be a very long season if we don't strengthen.
  17. 5 points
    Havana Saint

    Player contracts and transfers

    A very warm welcome Madis! We only want players here who want to play for the jersey. You will have our support! COYS!
  18. 5 points
    cristo

    Player contracts and transfers

    I wish they'd get a move on, I've got him as first scorer in the prediction league for tomorrow night.
  19. 5 points
    bankfoot saint

    Player contracts and transfers

    Stevie Brown right now
  20. 4 points
    Oh no it's not
  21. 4 points
    Another week of deafening silence from McD!!!
  22. 4 points
    cristo

    Player contracts and transfers

    I'm one of the two hours travel types and although often frustrated, it's just what I do on a Saturday afternoon, work permitting. My opinion is if we can't get May or Cummings, just go with what we have. If we could just cut out this "lone striker" crap and play two up front, then we might just form a decent partnership from Hendry/Kane/McMillan.
  23. 4 points
    Aye the team!
  24. 4 points
    cristo

    Steve Brown - doing a good job?

    So when your team is on a bad run you just turn your back on them and go and watch someone else? From where I live I could easily start going to ICT, Ross County, Elgin or any number of decent Highland League teams. Or I could just continue to skive off work early and drive 110 miles down to Perth in whatever conditions the A9 can throw at me to support my team and then drive 110 miles back. Yeah, I think I'll just keep doing that, no matter who our chairman or manager or three goals a season striker is.
  25. 4 points
    blueheaven

    Steve Brown - doing a good job?

    I find it weird that over the course of this thread people have convinced themselves that the club apparently wants to get relegated (ridiculous) and has stopped spending money so that it can be sold (none of the recent investment in the team throughout last season backs that argument at all, and neither does the fact that we offered Stevie May a bloody good deal that would apparently have made him our highest paid player ever) and that somehow a Championship club is a better investment for an outsider than a struggling Premier League one (why?? and besides, we're not a struggling Premier League club - since promotion, we haven't had a single season where we've struggled or been in a relegation fight). Also frightening that people think some moneybags investor would be the answer for Saints, after all the club has been through and all we've seen other Scottish clubs go through. Is there a single example of a big-money outsider rocking up at a small Scottish club and it ending well?
  26. 4 points
    Abernethy Saint

    Player contracts and transfers

    It’s on lock-down - some weirdo keeps driving past slowly looking angry.
  27. 4 points
    Would you really consider it an embarrassment? If anything, I'd say that Cove will be comfortable favourites.
  28. 4 points
    Cagey

    Player contracts and transfers

    Paper talk. How many goals has May scored since he left Saints ?. Anyone thinking he is the answer to our problems are living in hope. If he can't score for teams that create chances then I don't know how he ,or anyone is going to score 10 for us. 10 Tommy's new target as I think he realises 15 not realistic.
  29. 4 points
    3 nil saints goals from Davidson, Swandon and A Tanser penalty. Big Zander man of the match. Lennon sent to the stand. Top of the league. Europe here we come.
  30. 4 points
    mainstand

    Player contracts and transfers

    That is you got every angle covered now Random we have gone fomr deffinately joining Dundee, Joining us will sign tomorrow to Deffinately not coming it's finaihed. Whatever happens you will be able to say TOLD YOU SO
  31. 4 points
    chips

    Old Perth - Picture Thread

    Where Specsavers is noo..
  32. 4 points
    chips

    Old Perth - Picture Thread

    Letham road 1930.. (photo taken approx where the Plough Inn was)...
  33. 4 points
    SaintJet

    Player contracts and transfers

    Lets move on from May. It's sad that he has not chosen us but money talks and we have our ceiling. Frankly I was bit MEH about him coming back and my biggest issue is we have lost valuable time when we should have been looking at other targets. I'm still hopeful TW will have someone in the frame by next weekend.
  34. 4 points
  35. 4 points
    slf

    Player contracts and transfers

    Don’t want him back anymore.he had his chance.
  36. 4 points
    RandomGuy

    Player contracts and transfers

    I've been told by multiple people the Kojak poster on here will be correct. In that case, we've offered May the biggest contract in the clubs history to come back, hes agreed to it, him and his agent have then come back in at the final second and demanded EVEN MORE money from the club. Steve Browns refused to up his offer, and May is now refusing to sign the contract. The striking situation is awful just now yes, but I'm not even convinced May deserves that initial offer never mind demanding even more, we can't just chuck three players wages at him because we're in a blind panic and he was good for us five years ago. I'm not sure what Browns done wrong?
  37. 4 points
    rik2304

    Player contracts and transfers

    According to Mays dad he never even left in the first place.
  38. 3 points
    Cagey

    Player contracts and transfers

    We have been waiting all summer & all we have is 2 backup keepers ,a discarded Celtic youth & a useless centre back and an omnishambles. Difficult to keep the faith.
  39. 3 points
    Cagey

    Steve Brown - doing a good job?

    Sasha,your bitterness is getting out of hand. I had a lot of sympathy with your comments but you are overdoing it.
  40. 3 points
    I haven't voted, I think its a bit more complex than a yes or no answer. Is he perfect-No, is he running the club prudently-yes and there's lots of questions and answers in between, I wish there could have been a middle of the road option as really that's probably where anyone should be running the club.
  41. 3 points
    blueheaven

    Player contracts and transfers

    Yep, and let's not forget that Tommy has been trying to find that striker for around six years, without managing it - it's not just something that's new for this summer. So yeah, I can't imagine there's a huge number of available, reliable, on-form, non-gamble, guaranteed-goal-scoring strikers who we have a list of, should the May signing not happen. I have my doubts that even May would be a gettable target were it not for his emotional connection with the club and the manager.
  42. 3 points
    Rob

    Player contracts and transfers

    It seems the club has messed up hugely in terms of assembling this years squad. Long before the end of last season it was quite clear what positions we needed to fill. We are going into the 2nd game of the league without the most important of those filled. Still approaching each game with a trial and error attitude that we've been playing since Christmas resulting in players not knowing their role/jobs. Its really no wonder we're struggling. Cant believe we are still chasing/ gambling on Stevie May. Time to move on. I understand the club has limited resources which brings me on to my next point. If the goal each year is to stay in the league it shows a complete lack of ambition and what kind of existence is that. Is it about time the club looks for investors to push the club forward. Otherwise the crowds are going to get smaller and the gulf in the level of football, finance, facilities, will just get larger. Think back to when we moved to McDiarmid and the positive impact it had on the club.
  43. 3 points
    ScottMann

    Player contracts and transfers

    I'd rather we went for Hemmings if we're only going to go for one. He's got the the current consistent scoring record which is what we need. We aren't in a position to take chances although nothing's guaranteed with any transfer.
  44. 3 points
    I like how you say 'on a more sane level', before describing a scenario which is far more unlikely. Thanks for that.
  45. 3 points
    George Grieve

    Max Johnstone signs

    Can he play up front?
  46. 3 points
    The Kinross Saint

    Max Johnstone signs

    Makes sense, Sinclair gets first team experience at Brechin and we have the safety net of a third keeper
  47. 3 points
    chips

    Player contracts and transfers

    Jim Spence... Stevie May’s on-off transfer to St Johnstone highlights the issue of how vexatious the movement of players can be in football. May’s deal with Saints was all agreed with the medical passed, wages agreed, training kit sorted, and his old squad number allocated, but it fell after an abortive attempt to introduce new conditions. Often deals will stall over things like relocation expenses, or length of contract, but they are usually negotiable with each party conceding a bit of ground. Knowing the Saints chairman Steve Brown, I suspect his no-nonsense negotiating style baulked at the attempted introduction of the late clauses to a deal he thought he was sealed. Then it was all bets off. Football players are sensible to have a good agent who knows the game and their client’s value in it, but occasionally they over indulge their demands, and then they do a disservice to the player. Players have to be in charge of their agents not the other way around. If a player is relatively satisfied with a deal on offer, he needs to be strong enough to tell his representative that. No-one gets everything they want in any deal and football is no exception to that rule. May looked a good fit for his old club where he started his career and played his best football. It was a calculated gamble for Saints, given May’s form in recent times hasn’t exactly set the heather on fire, and a gamble which sadly won’t now pay out.
  48. 3 points
    blueheaven

    Player contracts and transfers

    Why? What do you want the club to say at this precise point? They've already told us they're trying to sign him. To be honest I was a little surprised they even said that much.
  49. 3 points
    blueheaven

    Player contracts and transfers

    I agree Saints need to say something at some point but really wouldn't expect them to come out with anything while this is all potentially still ongoing. Seems to me that maybe we're all just a little too eager to believe those who claim to be "in the know". Wasn't that long ago we were being told he's definitely off to Dundee as there was no chance of Saints doing a permanent deal. Then we were told he's definitely coming to Saints. Now we're being told the Saints deal's definitely off. I think I might just wait until the guy's actually signed for someone and we know for sure what's going on before chucking a wobbler about him, or his agent, or Steve Brown, or anyone else.
  50. 3 points
    Abernethy Saint

    Player contracts and transfers

    It’s my birthday. Mixed bag of presents - Stevie May, a cardigan, and Boris Johnson.