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  1. 13 points
    Kyle

    Player Contracts + 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. 8 points
    sevcozombie2

    Youth Academy News

    For those that was wishing my lad well for the future just to let u know he has signed for Luncarty jfc and has refound his passion and love for the game
  3. 7 points
    How can Tommy go from stating his number one priority this window is a striker, to now saying we need to shift players in order to bring in new ones. So what, we spent the budget on Duffy and Parish? The PR around this is pathetic and it makes Tommy and Brown look stupid. Every single window this tired old line comes out, the clubs failure to present itself in the media appropriately is so poor and it's beginning to look like it's not a lack of resource, but just a lack of care and experience. The club needs freshening up and not just on the pitch.
  4. 6 points
    dave mc

    Danny Swanson leaving ?

    Danny showed quite a few glimpses of his old self on Saturday,hope he stays at that level,all season
  5. 6 points
    jhq

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    Aye but apart from those 18, what have loan deals ever done for us?
  6. 5 points
    cristo

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    I wish they'd get a move on, I've got him as first scorer in the prediction league for tomorrow night.
  7. 5 points
    bankfoot saint

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    Stevie Brown right now
  8. 5 points
    south inch

    Steve Brown - doing a good job?

    Going even further back I can remember when Saints' PR consisted of a billboard (borrowed from an Evening Telegraph seller) outside St Pauls saying "Match Off". If they were really making an effort it would say "Match Off - Snow".
  9. 5 points
    Radford 72

    Betfred Cup

    Abysmal performance from St Johnstone and a throughly deserved win for Montrose, who were, by a distance, the better team. A result that goes down in the annals as one of the poorest in the club's history, it's potentially the first time we've lost to a team from two leagues below us as a top division team. It seems a long time ago that we used to have no problem in these fixtures under Derek McInnes. Forget excuses about the pitch, the injuries, not having a game on Saturday, that just wasn't nearly good enough from those selected. I'd almost have excused Wallace Duffy but then he screws up for the winning goal. Ali McCann tried his best in a struggling team. Full backs were unadventurous, wingers didn't adapt to the conditions and the two fit strikers we have are hopeless, although one at least still has age on his side and scope to develop. Situations like this can be the making of players but Hendry has wilted and McMillan has shown himself to be hopeless. Folk don't like Chris Kane but he's miles ahead of both. It was really a mix though of established stars (Foster, Tanser, Davidson) not doing enough and fringe players (Callachan, aforementioned strikers) not taking their chance and leaving questions over their claims for a place. Sunday is now a knockout tie for us but one which we are woefully underprepared for. The level by which the performance will need to be improved is almost unquantifiable.  Nice summer evening at least.
  10. 5 points
    sleepless

    Morton v Saints

    hell's teeth, it's meant to be the difference in thinking the glass is half empty or half full. There's folks on here who think it's the glass is half empty or it's smashed into a million pieces on the floor and all the drink is draining into the gutter. This is a pre-season friendly when the players work themselves back to match fitness after five or six weeks away. And Ando is a club legend and a great player, but he didn't play with us last season so Tommy will not have seen much of him. He has to assess whether the guy still has what it takes. So of course he has to get game time. There's absolutely no way you can deduce from that the idea that he is now first choice. Tommy's been doing this a wee while now. He probably has a fair idea what he's doing.
  11. 5 points
    Wendy Saints

    Danny Swanson leaving ?

    Can't believe some of the negativity re Danny.. hardly been given a chance since he came back...maybe he will benefit from pre season training and hopefully he can prove his worth...
  12. 5 points
    Ginger Bakers rebel army

    Season Tickets

    Time for a £10 FCU season ticket, give them their own standing area, get some atmosphere back in the place and pray for a big take up or face another lost generation of supporters.
  13. 4 points
    rik2304

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    According to Mays dad he never even left in the first place.
  14. 4 points
    Cumbo

    Jeanfield in the Scottish Cup

    Yesterday Jeanfield entered the William Hill Scottish Cup for the first time. We were drawn away to Coldstream in the first preliminary round to be played on Saturday 10 August. The draw was also made for the second round and the winners of our tie will be at home to Linlithgow Rose or Preston Athletic with a place in Round 1 at stake.
  15. 4 points
    Not so much do we need him, more would we want him Can't disagree with any of your comments, this bi-annual rhetoric that eminates from McD is Oh so predictable and quite frankly becoming tedious and boring. Brown has already stated he has no intention of passing the club to any family member so in my opinion a new fresh stimulus is required(not taking anything away from what the Brown family have done for this club, but every business has a cycle and it may be; not saying it is but could it be this cycle is now heading towards a downward trajectory). With a requirement for new and fresh investment, positive attitude, improved communication to move forward
  16. 4 points
    Radford 72

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    I don't understand the claim about the budget either, unless we we're either significantly over it last season (possible) or it's been reduced significantly (less likely, although not impossible). What I'd say there is there are clearly players earning far too much if little over 20 pros and a handful of kids is swallowing up around £1 million. Getting shot of McMillan would help but that will still leave us just three strikers. If we don't get Stevie May, I really worry about what we'll end up with. It'll be another Morgan or Johnstone but this time we don't already have the players at the club to get by.
  17. 4 points
    541ntees

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    How can we possibly have spent the budget? OUT hurst bell joe Easton Corrie keown goss nydam alston scougall and watt IN Parish Duffy
  18. 4 points
    Tranmere Saintee

    Morton v Saints

    Surely you should know that before commenting negatively on it.
  19. 4 points
    blueheaven

    Managerial Merry-Go-Round

    Forest's replacement manager, Sabri Lamouchi, was in the Monaco team that played against Saints in 1999.
  20. 3 points
    Abernethy Saint

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    It’s my birthday. Mixed bag of presents - Stevie May, a cardigan, and Boris Johnson.
  21. 3 points
    Greylag

    Steve Brown - doing a good job?

    If anyone "does everything" then it is Paul Smith.
  22. 3 points
    templeofsaints

    Betfred Cup

    Its strange but I think that's one of the few times I can remember Tommy letting his anger show like that - maybe the pressure is getting to him but he usually seems to keep his temper until the dressing room. As for the game the first 20 mins we were excellent and a bit more composure and we'd have been cruising. The pen we conceded was soft and even then Zander made a good save but no one was there to clear the rebound (ISTR Tommy berating Ando for it in the aftermath). 2nd goal was a good finish from them but another soft goal to lose and at a bad time in the game. We're not a bad side - there are players who aren't good enough to manage the responsibilities they've been given on their own (e.g. Kane) and there are players who aren't putting the effort in (looking at you Swanson). But we're not far away from having a good attacking side - I thought Mikey looked a lot sharper yesterday and Kennedy seems to be over his injury. Hopefully a couple of new faces this week, a couple of good wins in the last 2 group games and we'll be more than ready for the league campaign.
  23. 3 points
    Absolute pish!! He has had a tough couple of years but he is streets ahead of what we have at the moment or what we could afford if not for the “Saints connection”. If you honestly think there are many(any) strikers who can score goals at this level queuing up for £1800 a week then you’re deluded. We should be grateful that we are even in the running to bring someone as capable as Stevie May to our club.
  24. 3 points
    55saint

    Euro Memories

    Raising the flag in Monaco..............
  25. 3 points
    pringles

    Steve Brown - doing a good job?

    In Geoff's day there were four other directors plus Duffer. I fail to see how SB thinks he can run the club on his own as well as a house building firm. I think that is demonstrated by the irregular and ill thought out statements from the current chairman around the playing budget.We were a well run club,not sure that's the case now.
  26. 3 points
    garydavidson

    Other games on the go

    Kilmarnock were awfully nice to take the heat off our embarrassing scoreline this week!
  27. 3 points
    Dave H

    Euro Memories

    Great away memories above, but Tam Scobbie penalty winner was awesome.
  28. 3 points
    MySpazz

    Euro Memories

    This was doss
  29. 3 points
    rickardo

    Steve Brown - doing a good job?

    Aye but we could be bigger if people wanted it to be ,this “small club” mentality is really starting to get on my tits , get some of the so called money we have spent on some new faces before we’re all doddling along to our “small club” in the 1st division where a lot of people on here seem to believe that’s where we belong .
  30. 3 points
    I wonder if Brown and Wright have any idea that the comments they make in media about cuts, exceeding budgets, trimming the squad, cutting our cloth etc come across as negative and have an impact on fan morale? The fans know this and don't need to be told. A few simple "We have a few targets and we're working hard to improve the squad"comments would have been fine. But when you are walking into the 1st game of the season with a tiny squad and 13 fit players to come away with crap like the budgets spent and we need to sell is utterly mind blowing. Even when we do something great we don't really promote it well. Absolutely no doubting Brown runs the club well and agree it's a tough job. Would I want a change of owner? Absolutely not. Would I want him to improve a few things around communication/PR and fan engagement? 100% yes.
  31. 3 points
    TheYellowBox

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    Bit of a pivotal moment for Saints here. Putting aside whether May is fit or not or even whether he'd make us better or not, here is a deal the manager says he wants, fans are crying out for and likely the move the player wants (money aside) and if Saints try and penny pinch here and loose out on the player (particularly to a championship club), then that really sends a massively negative message to Tommy and the fans. We are trying to build the club and if we don't end up signing May and bring in a couple of loan players and a Rory Fallon like signing, I think it will just deflate everyone inside and out with the club. I'm 50/50 on the merits of signing May based purely on the pitch, but as a whole, I don't think we can afford not to sign him or at least make genuine attempts to sign him.
  32. 3 points
    SconeSaintees

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    One from each would do
  33. 3 points
    sleepless

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    I can't help thinking that aching for Stevie to come back is partly a desire to return to the glory of 2014. But life's not like that. There's talk on here about how few goals our strikers scored last year. How many more than that tally has Stevie scored in the past five years? I know he was out for a year, but he's been fit for a long time now, and still not banging in goals.
  34. 3 points
    Abernethy Saint

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    Wonder if Broon’s long-term business plan for Saints simply reads “Sell Stevie May for half a million smackeroonies every 3 years”.
  35. 3 points
    Widge

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    That we need to sign a striker and if we let McMillan go, it’ll need to increase to 2. Also that they should score more than last seasons pool. If you’re going to make sarcastic comments, at least read what’s written before diving in with both feet and looking like a bit of a fool. Cause it appears everyone else understands the point.
  36. 3 points
    RandomGuy

    Danny Swanson leaving ?

    Scored an unreal goal today, won a penalty, and worked hard to close down and support his full back.
  37. 3 points
    blueheaven

    Danny Swanson leaving ?

    Presumably this court appearance meant he had to miss out on the trip to Ireland? Given how much he - of all players - could really do with having a strong pre-season, I can't imagine Tommy will be at all impressed. If he's messed up a potential move to the MLS then I guess that could also mean Saints missing out on a transfer fee. I've always been a fan of Swanson but he's really messed up the chance Saints have given him this time.
  38. 3 points
    dave mc

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    No probably no
  39. 3 points
    ss75990

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    Apparently very close to agreeing a new deal with Zander. Would be a great bit of business by Saints to tie him down. Even if we did only get 1 more season out of him if he has another good season, at least we should get some decent money due to his contract
  40. 3 points
    Abernethy Saint

    Classic Squad Numbers

    Perth museum have this engraving of you waving your hankie as Joe scores in his final game for Saints after a very long career. (Edit: this was, of course, before the colour blue was invented).
  41. 3 points
    St. Paddy

    Classic Squad Numbers

    Small world. Thats the sports centre i play 5's in. As CPO i doubt he is around in the evening tho, i will still look out for him next time im there *(not stalking)
  42. 3 points
    Papa Jack

    Pre Season

    I'm thinking Johnny might have a fairly valid excuse to be honest...
  43. 3 points
    Abernethy Saint

    Pre Season

    Never a good sign when a team parks the bus.
  44. 3 points
    sleepless

    Classic Squad Numbers

    29 has always been my lucky number, for the sole reason that years and years ago Ian MacDonald was number 29 in one of the football cards series, and I had 29 copies of it. And that's probably the most pointless piece of trivia ever shared on this forum...
  45. 3 points
    I think our resources might be wafer thin for this competition.
  46. 3 points
    Bev Callard

    Pre Season

    I'll have four carveries and four pints of cider please barman.
  47. 3 points
    I imagine he celebrated by talking his top off, swirling it around his head, swearing at his father in the living room and knocking down his own fence by giving it a flying karate kick.
  48. 2 points
    Dave Ferg

    Euro Memories

    I've been fortunate to make a few trips having been too skint to go to Monaco and bitterly regretting not going ever since. Many people I've spoken to that did go were equally as skint as me but went nevertheless! 1. The main memory of Trondheim was my cousin saying to me at the end "Fergie, the only thing that could top this would be winning the Scottish Cup". Little did we know how prophetic that would be! The night in the piano bar after was magical and something I'll never forget. 2. The night with the San Marino team in the bar in Yerevan was bizarre to say the least. Seeing some of their guys in Saints' tops is a special memory. 3. Crossing the bridge in Lucerne and looking back at the beautiful city we were in was up there too. Hopefully it won't be long before more special memories are being made!
  49. 2 points
    I asked the girls in the ticket office. They reckoned lower than last year but to be fair I don't think they really know. If we really are up between 15-25%, I do wonder why. Other than the good run pre-Christmas last season was fairly meh, no marquee (or anything close) signings over the summer, no marketing campaigns. It would be odd. Edit - it's probably the new dugouts that's bringing them in.
  50. 2 points
    Havana Saint

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    He didn't look any better than McMillan or Kane...so I'd say...cheerio