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  1. 6 points
    Plastered

    Stevie May

    Selling May to anybody under £M1 will show a complete lack of ambition. I don't mean ambition for the team, rather the ability to make serious money. Going to Rotherham now will be particularly short sighted, both for May and the club. I fully understand the need for financial stability and applaud that, but the chairman needs to employ a bit of cunning and forward thinking. I know that Brown Senior has said that he will not interfere with Brown Junior, but perhaps this is the time for some wise words. I also fully understand that the Chairman job is to make tough decisions and not to try to win a popularity contest, but selling the club short for a quick buck is not the way to go. Many die-hard supporters who understand the need for good finances will be mighty p!ssed off and rightly so. So SB, you risk losing the goodwill and support of many core supporters with the wrong decision, and all the goodwill brought about by Brown family over many years could easily vanish. Balls this one up, and you are in big doo-doos.
  2. 4 points
    slf

    Saints Book Now On Sale

    The book is dynamite.first class braw. Ye should get a free box of tissues to wipe away the tears. Well done on compiling a professionally done and easy to read book. I recommend this book it goes all the way up to the lucerne game. Thanks again . It's a belter .saints fans buy it on sight. Braw
  3. 3 points
    belfastsaintee

    Stevie May

    yeah its not the 1990s.... all the daft money has gone from England I mean in 2014 its not like Dundee Utd - the team we beat in the cup final and basically matched in the league last year are selling Gauld for £3m with a 60m euro buy out clause... Or look at Robertson , 4 times they turned down offers from Hull and eventually they sold him for £3 million after Hull came back a 5th time... Dundee Utd had to do some serious work to avoid the banks forcing a sale the previous January to Everton for £700k. The difference here is they had their players signed up and said NO till the offer was too good to say no to. We appear to be begging for a team to come in and offer £800k when we should be signing up May and selling him in a year or 18 months when an offer comes in which is too good for the club and/or May to refuse. But nah you would never get an offer of 7 figures for May from a championship club when championship clubs are trading in players like Ross McCormack for £11m eh...... When Celtic are selling Watt ( 18 goals since 2010 ) for £1.2m .... Nah May is not worth 7 figures .... the price of a small apartment in London ffs !!
  4. 3 points
    Aitchy

    Player contracts and transfers

    Brown was going to punt him before Thursday, but, his spokesman aka Ghostie withdrew his services, so that freed up an extra four seats on the flight.
  5. 2 points
    Wendy Saints

    Saints Book Now On Sale

    Indeed Sir or Madam I do In total awe of 'Sleepless' he is the kind of fan that makes our club tick... Look forward to reading your quotes ... My point was/ is..it's one thing to comment behind the cover of 'nickname' however I agreed to 'Sleepless' using my name. You will agree that following our team is an emotional business & I shared some 'emotions' which for me is a big thing! That's why I feel nervous no other reason⚽
  6. 2 points
    belfastsaintee

    Stevie May

    May seems a genuinely cracking lad. If Saints are offering May a sh1t deal i would rather he bangs in another 25+ goals and goes to a top English Championship team like a Wigan or Derby etc and Saints only get a development fee than we try and push him out the door to Rotherham ( who after Blackpool are the bookies favourites to get relegated ). that will be our own fault for not signing him up. why can they not see that giving him the best deal a Saints player has ever had will pay dividends when we a) get to keep him and b ) when the day comes in 6/12/18 etc months we sell him for far more $$$$ . Mind you with SB 'no you cant sign anyone' strategy i am not sure who's gonna provide the balls thru to May for goals when injuries strike! I'd be wondering if this team will provide the 27 goals like last years.....Then the fact neither SM or TW are signed up tells me the problem is with Saints... After the cup final I heard TW was selling his house in Ballyclare to move over permanently and now 3 months later no contract is signed??? why not budget to go debt a LITTLE this season as its likely things will improve as Gers , Hibs , Hearts come back up over the next couple of seasons. Saints do not have to balance the books every season just over the course of time keep things balanced... +200k - 300k + 100k -150k +150k = balanced books hey maybe they might even sack Cockwomble and find some league and cup sponsors !!! And who knows with May you might of got more cup runs or god forbid had you let him play on Thursday the Europa league stages and 1m+ from that !!!
  7. 2 points
    Here's how it's done Broon Http://www.nottinghamforest.co.uk/news/article/statement-from-the-chairman-050814-1805076.aspx
  8. 2 points
    Ginger Bakers rebel army

    Stevie May

    Saints wanted Stevie to extend his contract. Stevie wanted to sign on for another year. Stevies agent entered negotiations and asked for more money. SBrown has dug his heels in and said no to the agents demands. SB has offered a contract extension but on almost identical terms to his current deal. Stevie has said no as TW has said in the press SM has refused to sign his contract extension. I am convinced SM was not being greedy but SB played hardball. Stevies agent will be on between 5 and 10 % of the transfer fee. The agent stands to make a lot of money when Stevie goes. I believe he was and still is happy to stay but his agent will be pushing for a big pay day. It is difficult to criticise SB as none of us know exactly what is going on in what will be an ongoing discussion. SB going live on the official site was purely to see if anyone elsr is interested. All we can do is wait and see what happens. If SB gets the money he wants Stevie will be on his way. He is a young lad who has played a big part in a great team who have given us our best ever season ever. SB will be doing what he thinks is best for saints but I think he has failed miserably in not getting the contract extension agreed. SB needs to do a lot more to keep the support on side as his current PR skills are sadly lacking. I would love to see Stevie hear for another year but I suspect that will not happen.
  9. 2 points
    essexsaint

    Stevie May

    Of course we can play hardball....we have a player who allegedly wants to stay with us......he is in contract...we are still in Europe....surely we are in the driving seat on this? Why settle for under a million? I'll be well pissed off if he goes but mega pissed off if he goes to bloody Rotherham.
  10. 2 points
    What bothers me is the club could come across so much better if handled slightly better . Take the May situation , we have made a profit in the last year , have plenty money in the bank yet we are coming across as being skint , thus effecting what people think we would take for May . It looks from outside looking in that Stevie Brown isn't clever or in fact a half decent businessman . I do know people who work at Saints who say all is not well (not playing staff) but they still work there and haven't left so it can't be that bad . Good/bad PR can make or lose you money , seems Saints want to lose money . Some of BBDs points are valid but then he would just go over the score making himself look like that mad bunny boiler ex we've all had .
  11. 2 points
    He had 2 targeted for before August . Means diddly squat if SB wants new carpets .
  12. 2 points
    rik2304

    Stevie May

    Brown is desperate to sell him. Bet he was shitting himself when May was making noises about staying.
  13. 2 points
    Ali91

    Stevie May

    It's not as if we have cash flow problems and need the money urgently, an extension and another great season, which I'm convinced he'd have, and we'd get double that. Short sighted in the extreme.
  14. 2 points
    We sold a player for 40k last season
  15. 1 point
    RandomGuy

    Stevie May

    Maybe... just maybe....
  16. 1 point
    PauloPerth

    Spartak Trnava V Saints

    First half yes, second half I thought he was much better
  17. 1 point
  18. 1 point
    belfastsaintee

    Stevie May

    What about a fans fund to keep stevie !? I mind an irish businessman paying trappatonis wages to manage the irish. Could set it up on gofundme.com Would get some media and also let stevie know how much he means to us !!! X fans x X quid a week = £Xk !
  19. 1 point
    andy rhodes fancy watch

    Spartak Trnava V Saints

    O'Halloran was meant to be closer to Maclean , it didn't work . Tommy should've changed it sooner than he did . In my mind he ****ed it up as much as the players did in that first half .
  20. 1 point
    Al C

    Saints Book Now On Sale

    Got mine today - brilliant effort Sleepless, some real tear to the eye stuff in there. Really well put together and a great momento. Bit of an ugly bar steward on page 75 mind you.......
  21. 1 point
    Looks like the forces of darkness are following on from last season! In danger...get a man sent off! Lost count last season of how many games the opposition had a man or two sent off! Penalty awarded, or late late injury equaliser or winner.... 10000 plus fans travelled to Derby at the weekend... Pity they haven't turned up tonight⚽
  22. 1 point
    They've had White, Green and Brown, they are going for the full rainbow of corruption.
  23. 1 point
    same goes for Lee Wallace...
  24. 1 point
    Edstar101

    The The V Hibs Tonight - Live On Alba

    Templeton is a complete little wank who has ruined his career. He is nothing like the player he was and I doubt will be again
  25. 1 point
    Correct. 1 - 1 and pretty sh it Monty.
  26. 1 point
    XxLeahSaintxX

    Saints Book Now On Sale

    Received my copy today. Can't wait to start reading it!
  27. 1 point
    rik2304

    Ross County V St Johnstone 10/08/14

    INFRASTRUCTURE
  28. 1 point
    I imagine the Gaelic commentators will make more sense.
  29. 1 point
    Calvhepburn

    Spartak Trnava V Saints

    BBC sportsound are covering the whole match live on the radio apparently according to Jim Spence on twitter with commentary from himself!
  30. 1 point
    essexsaint

    Spartak Trnava V Saints

    Let's just get fcking into them. Proper go for it from the start and restore pride back into the team and club.
  31. 1 point
    sleepless

    Spartak Trnava V Saints

    Away from home, pressure off, 2-1 win. Extra time, penalties...
  32. 1 point
    Meooww ! The bitchfest continues
  33. 1 point
    Ross County will rue the day they neglected infrastructure !!
  34. 1 point
    No, ordered them yesterday, being delivered straight there. Expect probably Friday, maybe Thursday.
  35. 1 point
    slf

    Saints Book Now On Sale

    I got mine Braw
  36. 1 point
    belfastsaintee

    Stevie May

    guys like stevie may really dont come along often for a team like saints. an amazing young striker with huge potential who IS A SAINTS FAN. why are w a) trying to sell him after one season playing for us b ) trying to sell him below what he is worth. sign him up on a long contract and build a team around him. all we had to do was add a couple of players to what we had last season ffs. don't sell him until we get an offer we and he cant refuse (eg top championship club for 2 million if he has another 25+ season) instead of begging rotherham to come up 800k to take him off our hands i get the feeling SB thought the bids would be rolling in for May and now he's praying Rotherham can come up with the 800k or that all this paper talk alerts another club to make a move when the obvious answer is to tie May up for another season or two...
  37. 1 point
    I'm genuinely sorry the sincerity of your post was lost on me. However to be fair this was probably down to the fact so many of your posts on this thread and others have been very negative and often come across as defensive/aggressive to those that don't agree with you. I do also find it hard to believe I was the only one that read your post as sarcastic, but I'm sorry that I've made that mistake. Is it ok if I don't read the whole thread again, the once was enough for me. Do you want us all to post to confirm when we've read it so that you can authorise when we're allowed to post "stories". There's really no need to be condescending, having said that, if we're going down that route I think you mean "essays" rather than "stories", darling. :-* I was merely trying to join in the discourse on a subject that seems to have caused much debate around the club. A club I hold very dear to my heart and feel very positive about the changes that are being made and want to show my support for this. Im sorry if my post was too long for you, or I put too much thought into it but I don't doubt that a bit of extra thought into a few other posts round here wouldn't go a miss.
  38. 1 point
    The Inspiration

    Saints Outta Hama

    Former Liverpool legend dietmar hamman to replace tommy wright?
  39. 1 point
    Haha fair point, although was that not more, not buying a player for 40k.
  40. 1 point
    TheMarkChristie

    Stevie May

    I see the development fee that people are talking about, but that will only be if he stays in Scotland, and this fee we would be lucky to get £100,000 ( I think we paid £35,000 for Liam Craig) if he was to go down south then we would not get anything, Simple solution is sign him up on a 3 year deal, pay him big bucks this year and then look to sell next summer for double what we would get now
  41. 1 point
    Dave Ferg

    We Are All Andy5565!

    Always remember the artist formerly known as Singaporesaint commenting on a song being played at McDiarmid for Andy after I asked Kevin to play "Ca Plane Pour Moi" for him. A guy in Singapore commenting live on a song being played in Perth for a guy in France, happy days! Andy has had a pretty torrid time in his personal life recently and, whilst we cant condone threats, let's hope he's not lost to us on here. After all, we are Perth.
  42. 1 point
    Will the trip be long enough to re-run the 2014 Scottish Cup Final?
  43. 1 point
    AthensSaint

    Saints Book Now On Sale

    Like someone else said, great that saints fan has done this for saints fans. Brilliant.
  44. 1 point
    Kyle

    Player contracts and transfers

    Gardyne did well for Ross County and I don't think he's necessarily a bad player. We've already got Wotherspoon, Croft and O'Halloran who I'd say play in his position and are better than him though. If we're targetting players, it really needs to be a striker (or two) and a left sided midfielder. Millar would be coming into the club in a position where we're fairly well covered - Chris Millar, Brown, Davidson, McDonald and Caddis. I can't see him shifting any of those guys, particularly the senior players. Of the 3 listed, I would probably take a gamble on Gardyne of the 3. Millar - no and Clarkson - definitely no. Just personal opinion - if they do sign, I'll get behind them but I do think there's better fits (and players) out there for us.
  45. 1 point
    Smarmy Arab

    Player contracts and transfers

    I take your point Kyle, but Midge was a Houston signing, and obviously Jmac did not fancy him, and he never really got a chance, ended up on loan at Killie who were in free fall. I remember when we signed John Rankin many, if not most United fans felt a player who was not required at a pyss poor Hibs side should not be at Dundee United, he was instantly one of the first names on the team sheet, and remains so. Gardyne is local, and a very useful player who is certainly of SPL standard, you know what your getting, and still only 25. Millar is much the same, I was always impressed by him when he played, but never got a run of games due to injury and managerial change. IMO Mc Fadden would be a disaster, expensive and a bit of a luxury player who does not contribute enough when not in possession, not good for TW's teams, whose best performances last season were as a well drilled unit defending from the front, not McFadden's game at all!
  46. 1 point
    Wouldn't surprise me at all if he does well, three different managers (Del, Lomas & Tommy) wouldn't have kept him around for so long if there wasn't some kind of potential in there! I was disagreeing with Inchcolm's thought that he needed to go back out on loan, I'm looking forward to seeing what he can do with a run in the first team.
  47. 1 point
    Caddis seems to have been heading out on loan 'to get experience' for years now, though, so this will surely be a very important season for him. We've seen brief flashes of what he can do in the past, but it sounds like he'll now get a proper chance in the first team and I hope he can step up. If he's not at the level that we need by this point, I wouldn't be surprised if he was off at the end of the season.
  48. 1 point
    Pelosi

    Saints Book Now On Sale

    Received today in the post....excellent work..cannae wait to read it!
  49. 1 point
    Kyle

    Player contracts and transfers

    Players that aren't good enough for Kilmarnock (Clarkson and Gardyne), Hamilton (Millar) and Motherwell (Clarkson again) shouldn't be good enough for us. I'd rather we didn't bother if that's the route we're taking to bring in new players. There is better out there. People say the quality at this time of year isn't there. It is. We signed Steven Maclean on the 1st of September a couple of years ago and he's one of our best players. We signed Lee Croft in November last year, Sanel Jahic (who had a massive following for some reason) in October/November time last year too. I'd really rather we didn't just settle for shite like that just because they're the first free players we've stumbled across and they'll probably come cheap. Going from targetting Goodwillie, Craig and Dunne to Clarkson, Gardyne and Millar? That's a huge drop in quality. Adding these guys and losing May is a recipe for disaster.
  50. 1 point
    patsy

    Player contracts and transfers

    Kelly clarkson?