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  1. 5 points
    Two Minutes applause for our old Manager Bobby Brown before kick off.
  2. 5 points
    I think everyone is forgetting that Steve Brown declared early last year that he was frustrated that Kennedy's agent refused to entertain contract talks until a "later date". It was the same with Dre Wright who was still on the treatment table when Brown tried to open negotiations. It is frustrating but players come here find brilliant form and then look for a bigger stage where often they dont realise the form they displayed at St.Johnstone. It's something we should be proud of and display our bona fides when trying to encourage a player who we want to come here.
  3. 5 points
    I think that's incredibly harsh on those three players. Watt looked like a good player to me but faded, unfortunately. I'd have been happy to see him stay as I think he may well have come good for us again. May and MOH have both shown in the past that they're good players. I don't remember seeing many complaints on here when we brought MOH back, and I really don't see who else we would have got instead of May that would have been any better. For me the issue isn't signing those players - it's finding a system that gets the best out of them.
  4. 4 points
    It’s called madmen splashing the cash and living out with the clubs income (Rangers, Gretna etc, etc).
  5. 4 points
    So we go out and offer him a mega bucks contract to keep him at the club. The agent that negotiated that contract has Zander and your McCann so immediately gets them to rock the boat in an effort to get an extended contract at the same rates as Kennedy. We are soon left not with £2m in the bank but a £2m overdraft ala livi Motherwell Dundee and rangers all of whom felt the consequences of paying over the top wages. I personally think we have the players that can cover for his departure so not overly concerned although I would have liked him to stay.
  6. 4 points
    Remember him well, good Saints manager, asked him once if he had any old Saints strips when he was at Jeanfield training Young man he said Joe Anderson in the town sells strips,my one and only conversation wae him.He left for the Scotland job and our Willie came in.
  7. 4 points
    mainstand

    Player contracts and transfers

    Its not a case of caretaker of mediocrity it is quite simply a case of not having the size of support and finances that can match Aberdeen, a club that has just spent millions on their new training ground and plan on spending millions on a new stadium. and have people on board that have many millions more than the browns in the bank. We have to accept that we are going to be a club that will unearth some gems who will move on to biggest clubs and whilst it is annoying it will open the door for some other players who are maybe in the same position as matty was when he came to the club and will see us as a way forward. Sad to see him go but players move on that is the world we love in.
  8. 3 points
    Abernethy Saint

    Player contracts and transfers

    I feel the modern Glasgow Rangers supporter is sufficiently open-minded and progressive to tolerate, and, indeed, welcome input from the Irish community. I think they would actively seek out an opportunity to help unite the nation by clearly signalling an end to the Sectarian divide. Wibble.
  9. 2 points
    Templar Saint

    Free week

    Easy solution ................... award Saints 3 points and a 3-0 win.
  10. 2 points
    blueheaven

    Player contracts and transfers

    What I'm looking forward to in the future is Tommy trying to sign Matty back in every transfer window until the end of eternity.
  11. 2 points
    RIP Mr Brown. Remember him as not only manager of Saints but also for staying in Stanley. Good tipper to his paperboy ( I was one of them) and also brought the Saints team to Stanley prior to a cup match. Only problem was Stanley School had The Rex for football for two periods, so Bobby played Saints defence with a gang of school lads as forwards and gang of laddies as defence with Saints attackers. Made us football daft Saints supporters day and then we left the Saints to their cup prep.
  12. 2 points
    Cagey

    Player contracts and transfers

    £50k. I will be pissed off if we let him go for less than £100k. £50k would be a kick in teeth. We are in a relegation dog fight & giving away our most productive & constructive player would be a disgrace & I am sure will lose us more than £50k & a few supporters.
  13. 2 points
    With around 7million extra TV money from next season I think this would be the ideal time for 3 divisions of 14 teams. Play each other once, equals 26 games then split 7 and 7 playing each other home and away to make a further 12 games, total 38. Retain a down 1 up and the playoffs. Bottom 7 in top division loose 1 old firm home game but this is more than compensated from the increased prize money. If you make the top 7 you are guaranteed 2 further old firm home games. 2 additional teams would mean additional grounds to visit which has to be a good thing. From saints point of view, we are so established in the top division this structure would secure our top flight status for many years to come. It would create a level playing field on matches played and would increase the likelihood of more local derbies which would be a great thing. With a 7 and 7 split there is incentive all season to finish as high as possible. Below the top division there would be 2 new divisions of 14teams each. Relegation could be cancelled this year and the top 2 from the championship promoted. What do you think?
  14. 2 points
    Went to McD for match ticket. Stood for 10+ mins. behind a couple haggling over price of admitting Adults plus children. Shocked to find a group of 10 ( Adults + children ) Only cost £45. What a deal. Reckon no other club can match that. You won't see those figures on any media comparison site. Well done Saints.
  15. 2 points
    Yes, it really needs to be done. I don't think medium-sized teams can begin to strengthen unless you have a big enough league to allow a decent-sized mid-table. Basically everyone from Motherwell downwards prepares for relegation each season, which means anyone outside the top 4 or 5 is playing so negatively as they just don't want to lose a game. It would mean the likes of Motherwell, Killie, and us could start to look towards pushing into that top 7, rather than looking over our shoulders all the time. It would also protect bigger teams like Hearts from relegation, which is always a financial loss for other clubs. For us in particular, it would mean derbies with the 2 Dundee teams more regularly, which always means a better financial return. I think Edinburgh City & Cove have shown that there needs to be a higher chance of non-league clubs making there way into the bottom rung of the SFL.
  16. 2 points
    Probably worth a short term contract on a paid by the goal basis, not sure he's near as deadly as Chris kane but would be worth a punt.
  17. 1 point
    Rob

    3 Stands for Old Firm

    Yeah no way that will happen unfortunately. That would be dropped points in Rangers title bid where every game looks like counting.
  18. 1 point
    tucker

    Player contracts and transfers

    Use the money to get Hendry and Wright signed up, bring in an experienced centre half and right back I'd be happy with the squad
  19. 1 point
    jhq

    Player contracts and transfers

    Like Brookes Mileston?
  20. 1 point
    Cagey

    Player contracts and transfers

    We might get Berra at the last minute if no one else wants him. We are taking a chance going into last half of the season with the defence we have as there has to be injuries and/or suspension
  21. 1 point
    Stumpy1966

    Free week

    That’s not going help our goal difference enough it has to be 6 nil
  22. 1 point
    I laughed aloud on reading this. This was just before Bob Crolls I believe. I don't recall the manager he was just before my time but he was held in high esteem by all in Perth and always will. RIP Bobby
  23. 1 point
    Widge

    Taxi for Tommy?

    Given they game Michael O’Neil another contract after being convicted and banned for drink driving having had previous convictions, not sure a criminal record bothers the IFA. Albeit assault is a slightly different kettle for fish, especially if found guilty.
  24. 1 point
  25. 1 point
    Stumpy1966

    Free week

    They are talking about postponing the League games before the Israel match, who are we due to play yep Celtic.
  26. 1 point
    Templar Saint

    Player contracts and transfers

    Would think it means that he has or will be leaving Saints and becoming a Dundee player on contract.
  27. 1 point
    he was just before my time but I was really proud that we produced a Scotland manager, and then Willie Ormond followed suit. He should certainly be remembered as one of our greats.
  28. 1 point
    RandomGuy

    Player contracts and transfers

    In other news, Record reporting Ross Callachan will join Dundee on loan, should be done before the weekend.
  29. 1 point
    Pat McGroin

    Player contracts and transfers

    We should aim to be a selling club. That way, we’re bringing in guys with ability who might have lost their way a bit, then benefiting them and ourselves by letting them shine. We stuffed up here by not signing him on a longer deal quickly. You could see his ability when he pinged in a thunderbolt 30 yarder on his debut at Station Park. With players as good as Matty, longer deals should be on the table ASAP. Same with Drey.
  30. 1 point
    Havana Saint

    Player contracts and transfers

    At least he stays until the end of season. If he went now you'd be looking at a very likely relegation. His assists and goals should get us out of the mess we are in.....I hope.
  31. 1 point
    Rob

    Player contracts and transfers

    Matty has played well for us. Would have preferred if he had gone down south rather than to rivals in the league. Good luck to him. Who knows, he's only 25 so he might be back one day.
  32. 1 point
    Let’s be greedy 100k and a 20% sell on clause
  33. 1 point
    What’s wrong with Arbroath, etc? Montrose have already shown they can compete with us :)
  34. 1 point
    Cleveland-Saint

    Player contracts and transfers

    well this is shit news.... sad to see we will lose matty, he had my poty vote last year... enjoyable to watch and on the ball you always felt he would make things happen. I know i shouldnt be surprised in the order of things and knowing our place on the spfl pecking order .... and broons the great caretaker of mediocrity..... 2 million in the bank and 1 fan in each stand, go figure where this story ends. .... and for any dons scanning our forum for intel, go fuk yourselves
  35. 1 point
    MrBored

    Player contracts and transfers

    Dont have much of a problem with Kennedy going to Aberdeen and getting more dosh etc. Can't see us letting him go at this time of the season as I very much doubt Aberdeen would offer us much cash/players to get the deal done. As for Hearts, we would be mad to let him go there before the end of the season, regardless of what they may offer. Why would we strengthen a relegation rival by allowing them to take our most in-form player and potentially giving us one their worst performing players. Hearts will probably get themselves out of the hole they are in, but we don't need to be helping them. Not against us going for Berra. Not as a first team player, but perhaps someone who can fill a spot for injury/suspension and potentially some sort of coaching role so that the likes of Duffy and Tanser learn to defend properly. Ralston comes into that bracket as well, but I don't see him being here long-term.
  36. 1 point
    And back in the old days of the 18 team First Division, for some clubs after about the end of February there was nothing to play for - no chance of relegation or winning.
  37. 1 point
    Agreed, but I think any change to the structure requires an 11 to 1 majority just from the spfl teams, and it also has to get support from the other 30 but I can't remember what the percentage is. I do think changing to 14 with increased pot would attract support, sky keep 4 old firm games, 2 more teams to increase variety in top flight. With 14 in top division more chance of bigger championship teams getting into top division, more local derbies and most importantly more stability which could allow for more longer term investment in players and infrastructure. I was in Vegas in November and attended a Vegas knights hockey game, the experience was nothing short of amazing and well worth the $125 ticket price, and that was the cheapest seats. Can't wait to see another game, the whole event was just so well run and professional even down to the marching band and majorettes that set off from the casino in the NY N Y hotel and banged there drums through the game getting the crowd going and creating a magic atmosphere. More stability would allow clubs of our size to invest more in the match day experience which on the non playing side is currently pretty dire and is doing nothing to attract new customers or even keep excisiting ones. Football is an entertainment sport that needs dragged out of the 1950's. Stability and increased revenue are necessary to make progress or the match day experience will continue to see crowds dwindle until it is no longer economic and non of us want to see that happening.
  38. 1 point
    SaintJet

    Player contracts and transfers

    I've got to assume you don't watch Saints every week. There is one player who stands out from the rest of the team week in week out. Matt Kennedy. It's a real shame that we couldn't get him signed for Saints for the longer term.
  39. 1 point
    Templar Saint

    Player contracts and transfers

    Be interesting to see of Kennedy is played in cup match against Morton. That could give an indication if he is going this window or summer. Personally not fused either way as we have an over abundance of midfielders.
  40. 1 point
    I agree, well done Saints. Price list is a wee bit confusing though, I calculate you could get 2 adults and 4 under 12 weans plus 4 13 year olds into the Ormond for £40 so maybe only 3 weans were under 12. On the other hand you seem to be able to get 2 full price adults, 7 under 12 weans and one 13 year old into the East for £45. As you can see from these blethers my nurse isn't around at the moment. This gives me time to work out whether I am better just paying £10 to get into the East on account of my advanced years or admit to playing with less than the full deck and get her in with me for nothing and only pay £9 concession.
  41. 1 point
    garydavidson

    Player contracts and transfers

    A link to the article - https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-transfer-news/matty-kennedy-agrees-aberdeen-pre-21274428
  42. 1 point
    garydavidson

    Player contracts and transfers

    It doesn't look like we can really afford to lose the goals and assists Matty provides: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/teams/st-johnstone/top-scorers
  43. 1 point
    The current set-up is logically the best. But it just gets boring. Hamilton ACcies four times a season is four times too many. Likewise St Mirren and Livingston. Having said that, if you replaced those three with Dundee, Dundee United and ICT, I'd be happy enough with that. Can we not just boot the Glasgow/west coast clubs out?
  44. 1 point
    I don't know why we're so public with the need to move players on, if I was a player like Callachan, would I take a wage cut moving to a lower league side like Raith or hang around knowing the club needs rid of me and wait for a pay off? We peddle this line in the press every single window, we normally sign someone regardless, it just seems to weaken our position.
  45. 1 point
    Concur! It wasn't always as bad as it is now. One Glasgow club has amassed its fortune due to total domination of domestic competitions when it's rival club was LIQUIDATED. Also a near continous participation in lucrative European competitions, playing in front of large crowds. A new club masquarading as the previous *rangers* is being allowed to spend vast amounts (beyond its means - again!) and go into debt of millions in order to directly compete with it's neighbour. This is flying in the face of any notion that Financial Fair Play rules and regulations exist in Scottish football. The authorities both football and cultural deem it a necessity that the OF sectarian rivalry is maintained in Scotland - to the detriment of every other club. However in answer to the OP. Yes, even if only to provide more games. It never ceases to amaze me how the non-OF premier league clubs manage to keep their players match fit. Look at the number of blank week-ends (just this season) due to international breaks, winter break, early exits in cups, league opponents tied up in cup matches, rearranged fixtures, so on and so forth. I now attend matches at Sincil Bank (Lincoln City) rather than try and work out exactly when it would be worth travelling to Perth in the hope of there being a game on at the weekend. Most weeks first division clubs down here are involved in three matches - Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday - players are nothing if not fit and they are mostly able to handle the busy schedule. I've watched Lincoln go from being a Conference league club attracting crowds of something like 1600 to a 1st div club filling the stadium to near capacity (10,000) for most home matches. Of course there does not exist the 'Skewed' OF factor down here which sees bus loads of fans being sucked from towns and citys to follow the only two clubs of any apparent importance to large sections of Scottish society.
  46. 1 point
    Sure and begorrah 'tis more likely to be the other half of the ugly sisters that would attract him.
  47. 1 point
    Blimey. Is this a practise run for becoming Sevco’s owner?
  48. 1 point
    RandomGuy

    Player contracts and transfers

    Their owner is a multi-millionaire who's ploughed money into them for the past 4 seasons much like Ross County and Roy MacGregor. They simply spend the money they want to spend then he writes it off.
  49. 1 point
    Wrongly is Wrighty's brother
  50. 1 point
    Radford 72

    Player contracts and transfers

    I do often wonder how good the past 7 years could have been for Saints if we'd had a decent manager.