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  1. 27 points
    Honest Saints Fan

    Amazing Saints

    Amazing Saints Some people might know that I've not been keeping well for over a year although I'm much better now. During my stem cell transplants Tommy and the players surprised me with a video of well wishes. Liam Craig organised it all with the help of Gary (will fix it!). Our wee club are so special. Just shows the lengths they will go to!
  2. 11 points
    Honest Saints Fan

    Amazing Saints

    Thanks everyone! I'm doing really well just now. Officially classed as in "remission" but the cancer will rear its ugly head again one day. Hopefully we'll win another Scottish Cup before then!
  3. 9 points
    callander saint

    2018/2019 FINANCIAL FIGURES

    Saints yesterday released their Financial Accounts for the 12 months to 31st May 2019 showing a Trading Loss of £150,000 . Although not great news at least we have the comport of having almost 2 million in the Bank to cover this loss. Today I have read that Caley Thistle are holding an Extraordinary Meeting tonight to try and raise funds to ward off Administration . Apparently they are about to release their Financial Accounts showing a yearly loss of £800.000 !!! . Without wanting to gloat about Caley Thistle's problems I think this just shows how important it is for clubs our size to have Directors who are prudent and do not let their hearts rule their heads. At times S Brown might appear pretty tightfisted but this is necessary for the long term future of our club.
  4. 7 points
    Wendy Saints

    Taxi for Tommy?

    Thought it was an excellent article and hit the nail squarely on the head. Before anyone accuses me of being one of the ‘happy clappy ‘ fans, I too have watched Saints up and down ALL the divisions, so consider this episode as a blip in an otherwise successful 10 years... we are a team in transition and if anyone deserves time to turns things around it’s Tommy Wright.. for those fans calling for his ‘head’ be careful what you wish for! If we are relegated then we just have to take the good with the bad, hopefully won’t come to that. In the meantime let’s get behind our wee diddy team.. COYS
  5. 7 points
    I may not be the best person to reply to your post but here goes. My wife was diagnosed with MND in July therefore I can appreciate anyone who has been affected by this disease will have strong feelings and compassion for anyone who has been affected by MND in any way. When Fernando was playing for Rangers I thought he was a typical mostly overrated obnoxious individual in much like present day Scott Brown at Celtic. We as football fans should be able to support anyone (or their surviving families) when they are hit with a tragedy such as has happened to Fernando Ricksenns family recently. I would have liked to think that we as Saints fans could have been above such petty behaviour such as your post or the few Celtic fans who posted “ one less *** “ comments or Rangers fan who thought it wise to taunt the aforementioned Scott Brown about his late sister. I 100% back the club for allowing this tribute to FR and can also say it had absolutely nothing at all to do with our defeat today. As I said my personal situation may well be clouding my views but I can see beyond my hatred of all things “old firm” in a situation like this and was happy to support the clubs decision.
  6. 5 points
    For all my years on WAP I've never started a Match thread. Hoping to be a good luck charm as is my wife who is coming up for her 1st Saints Away day. Even treating her to a nights B&B in Dingwall Any kind of win will do. Just needing a few things to click and we should be OK. County will come right on to us which hopefully will leave holes for our pacy guys to exploit. Matty must start for me though. Did more in 20 mins Saturday than a few others did in 90. Noso good news about Liam Gordon so big change in defence is a worry.
  7. 5 points
    Welcome back sasha, what you going to blame Saints for this week? Oh I see you've already started.... Got to love bitter parents
  8. 5 points
    But he didnt. Just like he doesn't every time he gets those chances, see also the cup game at McDiarmid. Hes scored 3 goals in 18 months, and was first choice for at least 7 months of that. You simply cannot argue that's good enough.
  9. 5 points
    I really enjoyed that, maybe because it was the first competitive game I've been at for about 18 months! Swanson was excellent and should have stayed on the park. I thought May worked really hard too and took his goal really well. Had enough chances to win. p.s Amy Macdonald is an egotistical wanker.
  10. 5 points
    Rob

    Taxi for Tommy?

    Too early to have these kind of discussions. This season, ignoring the cup, we've been beaten 4 times. Two of these by the old firm where we should have played a lot better but really we would have been dreaming to get points from those games. The other 2 were defeats by a single goal where the teams were equally poor and could easily have been draws. So while we havent be getting wins, there is only two teams where the gulf in quality is really evident. Its maybe a poor start but we just need to weather the storm.
  11. 5 points
    Yesterday was the first full Saints game I've seen this season (for the other games so far I've only seen the Sportscene highlights). In the first half I thought we were OK and seemed to be growing into the game, and had MOH taken his chance I think we may have had a very different match on our hands. But we do look incredibly fragile at the back - Tanser is a player I really like, especially going forward, but he often seems to struggle defensively against the OF; Kerr and Gordon are both great prospects but personally I feel we need more experience in central defence and we just haven't looked the same at the back ever since Shaughnessy's head was turned. And I know this won't be popular but I thought Clark could have done better with both of the first two goals yesterday and it's not the first time this season that I've felt there seem to be shots going past him that to me look saveable. May worked his arse off but it's incredibly frustrating to see him having to spend the match miles away from any team-mate and having to try to chase down the opposition defence largely on his own. He had a very thankless job to do yesterday but he did it as best he could. I just couldn't see any situation arising during that game where he was ever likely to get the ball anywhere near the goal. Whatever formation we're playing, I think something needs to be done to get our other players closer to him in support or we're just not going to get any return. That all said, despite our league position I'm not especially worried about us at the moment. We've had a killer of a fixture list to open the season, but I think Wright's done well in the transfer market and at this stage it would potentially only take one win to put us up to 8th in the table (just look at how Hearts jumped up the league after getting their first win yesterday). FWIW I agree with Random's point about the minute's silence, by the way. Had it been Rangers' first game since Ricksen died then it would be completely understandable, but if it's the case that they've already had one for him at Ibrox, it's a bit odd to do it again at an away game. I can't remember any previous situation where a minute's silence has been held for someone at a team's home game, and then held again at their next away game. If it had been a player from any other club outside the OF, it just wouldn't have happened.
  12. 4 points
    Last week Kennedy was not happy at being taken off and O'Halloran showed his displeasure the week before. They are all wanting to play which can only be good for the team
  13. 4 points
    Would you and Rhodes give it a f@'''king rest. You don't like the lad okay we get it. Instead of slapping our players down how about we start getting behind the lads after a pretty impressive character showing performance.
  14. 4 points
    Widge

    St Johnstone v Motherwell 28/09/19

    Switch the laptop off, take the dog for a walk and stop spouting pish. You’re posts immediately after games are embarrassing and negative to the extreme, take time to reflect and calm down before posting rational nonsense instead of the above.
  15. 4 points
    Ricksen has nothing, nothing, to do with St Johnstone or Scottish football. He played for Rangers for about six years, two decades ago. Rangers had a memorial and minutes silence for the player at Ibrox last week, and have had numerous fan based events since. Theres absolutely no need for the whole country to be forced to have minutes silences for him after theyve already had their own grieving process. Theres been hundreds of former players who've died over the past five years who only get acknowledged by their own clubs, the first game after the death, and then forgotten about. Jimmy Calderwood has dementia. If he dies from that on a Tuesday, and Aberdeen have a minutes silence on the Wednesday, are you expecting Saints v Kilmarnock, or Rangers v Livingston, to hold a minutes silence for him on the Sunday after? Ricksens young death is clearly a tragedy, but let's not pretend that the silences today around the country wouldve been replicated if he was a St Mirren player.
  16. 4 points
    Widge

    Taxi for Tommy?

    Wait a minute. You’re calling for Wright’s head and when asked for a suggestion, you plump for Paul Hartley? Ok from now on, I’ll be disregarding anything you say as total nonsense and lunacy. Thanks for highlighting this.
  17. 3 points
    “What a strike! It's against the run of play, but Jonathan Obika puts the home side in front with an impressive overhead kick. Sam Foley's free-kick causes a stramash in the penalty box, Kirk Broadfoot flicks the ball on and up goes Obika to spectacularly hook it into the bottom corner” How much more. How many times. How many more excuses. Enough is enough. We’ve now given the lowest scorers in the league a goal start and something to defend in the second half whilst we’ll be chasing the game again. 45 minutes for someone to save his job or it’s a case of all good things must come to an end
  18. 3 points
    Templar Saint

    Saints and Scotland

    When they take an interest in Saints players then I will take an interest in the team they select #sameauldshitepicked.
  19. 3 points
    HOODLUM65

    Amazing Saints

    I was pleased to have met you again last week in the Mallard prior to the Ross County game. You had lost a wee bit of your spark , but your courage shone through. Keep strong and best wishes for the future. Your story appeared in the Courier today. God bless Hannah. Xxx
  20. 3 points
    He'd try to but miss.
  21. 3 points
    Watched the shoot in warm up, ball in the net left right and centre except for Kane who put it over the bar, exactly what he did in the game. No more Kane please unless there's a complete transformation to a goal machine. Murray will be kicking himself for the needless foul that gave them the free kick they scored from. Game was entertaining for different reasons, defence was very nervous for first half hour, Ando appears past it at our level but just got player of the month so we may have missed a trick. But overall great effort and McCann looks a player. Danny is a winner, most skilful player on the park. Great goals from Stevie and Matty. Great support for saints and fair play to county fans, so many more than we can muster at a home game. As for the wanker that played Amy Mcdonald at half time. What a d*** for being so predictable.
  22. 3 points
    Saints11

    Taxi for Tommy?

    Callum Davidson back at the club please
  23. 3 points
    Forgetting about the rights or wrongs of the minutes silence followed by the minutes applause, the irony was these sub-humans then singing songs about catholic’s dying!! Plus my 10 year old granddaughter, one of the ball girls yesterday and was subjected to their obnoxious behaviour when passing the north stand being called ‘a fart arsed wee ****’. How they can think that is acceptable behaviour along with standing in Tesco car park peeing against cars is beyond me.
  24. 3 points
    I feel Clark,Gordon and Kerr are all overrated by a number of people on this Forum. Over the past 5/6 seasons we have been very fortunate to have had several good quality/experienced defenders at the club and this gave the rest of a pretty average team a good platform to play from . This is no longer the case and we are giving away loads of very soft goals . Instead of signing so many wide /midfield players we should have been bringing a couple of decent experienced defenders to steady the ship. Hope I am wrong but I do not see Saints ever getting decent fees for Clark or Kerr as I feel they are both no better than average players despite Tommy talking them up in the press from time to time.
  25. 3 points
    He won that award 15 years ago. Stuff hes done off the pitch is fine, and if you want to pay your respects then do that, but it has no place being forced upon football fans to join in, when he had nothing to do with their club. I felt the same when we all got forced to have a silence for Nelson Mandela, who would never have known we even existed. Other clubs will have shown their respects at McDiarmid, in the first game after, which is my point. If a ex-Saints player passes before the next game, we have a minutes silence against Motherwell. Will it be repeated around every ground in the Country? That weekend, and then the next? Whats the difference? Rangers had already had a silence for him at Ibrox. Did every game in the Country have a minutes silence for McVicar? Even after we'd had our own?
  26. 2 points
    Enough is enough 30mins here Tommy or good by To say otherwise is just happy clappy head in the sand sentimental pish. He has earned time to sort this but time fast coming to an end.
  27. 2 points
    I'm assuming our season starts next week now?
  28. 2 points
    Thanks for posting that. I think it could have stayed in Saints Chat as it's very relevant to us currently. I think it possibly explains why there isn't the mass panic that you'd generally associate with a team without a win. Our play certainly looks like it's merited a lot more.
  29. 2 points
    garydavidson

    Amazing Saints

    Great to hear you made it out to the County game. Hope Fraser is doing well too.
  30. 2 points
    GMac

    Amazing Saints

    I had the privilege of seeing the video, it was very emotional believe me. It was a brilliant gesture by the club at a time when Hannah was very ill and Im sure it cheered her up. Stay strong Blanchie.
  31. 2 points
    McCarry One Nil

    Amazing Saints

    Hope you keep getting stronger. Great personal touch for you from the Club.
  32. 2 points
    john.w

    Saints and Scotland

    Did that pick your Scotland team on BBC, I picked a weird one, even picked the Perthshire goalie and Shankland up front wie Fraser. Everybody will be happy I dropped Mulgrew but hey the team I picked couldnae dae any worse than some of the shet
  33. 2 points
    dublin saint

    Danny Swanson

    Interview in today evening news https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/people/leiths-danny-swanson-reflects-his-time-hearts-and-hibs-he-looks-ahead-life-after-football-699951
  34. 2 points
    garydavidson

    Taxi for Tommy?

    https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/opinion/jim-spence/992183/jim-spence-tommy-wright-is-the-man-to-get-st-johnstone-moving-up-the-table/ "JIM SPENCE: Tommy Wright is the man to get St Johnstone moving up the table There have been mutterings of disaffection from some St Johnstone fans about manager Tommy Wright after Saints’ dire start to the season. The club’s current position propping up the Premiership table needs quickly remedied. Wright’s side on paper is equipped to move further up the league but the table doesn’t lie. Without a win in their opening seven league games, and only five goals scored with 18 conceded, it makes grim reading. However, these are early days and Wright is a smart operator who has been over the course before. His team are down but far from out. Saints aren’t isolated, with Hibernian only two points and Hearts just three points, ahead of them. Both of those clubs have budgets which Wright can only dream about, and their plight proves that no club, irrespective of reputation or previous achievements, can rest on its laurels. Restoring Stevie May to his previous full potential, tightening up a defence which needs to deal with set pieces better and ensuring that better possession in games like last weekend’s defeat from Motherwell translates to goals, are all things which need to be addressed. However, some Saints fans who are thinking a change of manager is required should be very careful what they wish for. Managers can’t rest on their record or live on previous achievements, but Wright is doing none of these things. He is going through a tough period, and at times scratching his head as to how to fix things, but his pedigree points to him being able to correct the situation. Knee-jerk reactions in changing managers can have very long lasting and seriously damaging effects on a football club. A miserable period of form, which a team can eventually emerge from given patience, is infinitely preferable to a fashionable change of boss, which can lead to a club rapidly losing its way, and taking years to recover from. The old saying you never miss the water till the well runs dry is very apt. Supporters who think a new man at the helm is the answer might find if their wish was granted that a long period of drought followed, leaving them thirsting for the many good times they had previously enjoyed."
  35. 2 points
    I know this is a forum and all, but how many times do we need to say Kane is shite? Even if he is, a bit. It isn’t going to make him any better, and might make him worse. Can’t help thinking his mates, family and bird probably see this as well. It’s becoming a bit of a shame. Hasn’t the point been well and truly made now?
  36. 2 points
    I actually laughed when I read this. This sort of vitriol is something I normally associate with irrational behavior; I can only conclude that Kane must have wronged you in the past. Did he park his Ferrari across your drive or something?
  37. 2 points
    Agree totally on yesterday's showing. A centre back but not a right back.
  38. 2 points
    Sad day, I was lucky enough to meet him, fantastic drummer and quite a loon.
  39. 2 points
    HOODLUM65

    Dundee United Are Shite!

    As if any confirmation was needed...........Dundee United are definitively......SHITE. Totally outclassed by Alloa Athletic F.C. Stung by the Wasps.
  40. 2 points
    A romantacist to the last! A night's B&B in Dingwall. C.o.y.s.
  41. 2 points
    blueheaven

    Taxi for Tommy?

    I think that's very possibly the harshest thing I've ever read on here.
  42. 2 points
    RandomGuy

    Taxi for Tommy?

    Feel like folk have seen TW in charge for so long they're just itching for an opportunity to punt him, purely based on the fact they've not had a good moan in a while and want something changed. Change for the sake of change. We wont get a better manager than him. That's just an opinion, but nobodies coming in who'll win us a trophy, multiple top six finishes, and multiple victories away from home at bigger clubs. Our current form is poor, we look destined for a relegation fight, and the football isnt great to watch, but I'd be very careful what you wish for here. One poor transfer window can set you back months. One rash decision on a manager, followed by a poor appointment, can set you back years.
  43. 2 points
    Pat McGroin

    Taxi for Tommy?

    I said much the same on twitter earlier. TW not actually seeing the deficiencies in our tactical setup is setting off major alarm bells for me. We seem to constantly go behind with his shape, then we he changes things and goes 2 up with 20 mins to go, all of a sudden the game changes. I am now very, very concerned and I wasn’t before.
  44. 2 points
    I presume every game in the league had a minutes silence in which case I see no problem.
  45. 2 points
    2-1 home win. The manky mob already have their excuse ready for playing in Europa on Thursday, their gaffer already aired that poor team has to play on Sunday lunchtime... We better be on it from the 1st second. Great opportunity to get the first win in league this season
  46. 2 points
    south inch

    Other games on the go

    Watched Kelty Hearts getting skelped 3 - 0 by Auchinleck Talbot. Decent enough game but some woeful defending by Kelty. Serves them right for leaving Tam Scobbie on the bench. Mind you someone should tell Barry Ferguson that there is more to being a football manager than turning up well groomed and then standing on the touchline with your arms crossed trying to look impassive while your team run around like headless chickens.
  47. 2 points
    HOODLUM65

    Other games on the go

    Septic's Ryan Christie mumping about home fans appealing for decisions & swaying the Ref. Now he knows how players & fans of other teams in Scotland feel when facing the Ugly sisters.
  48. 2 points
    Hopefully Tommy will give them his halftime talk before the game.
  49. 2 points
    He's talking about rent a gob Cameron, the shit DJ
  50. 2 points
    rik2304

    Cost to watch Saints

    The emotional cost is far more.