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  1. 8 points
    Kane has his uses. I doubt he'll ever score 15-20 goals in a season but he works hard and would be a decent foil for a goalscorer. Certainly don't think he's anywhere near as bad as he's made out to be at times.
  2. 7 points
    In the first half, we were playing some sexy passing football without providing any cutting edge in the final third. We were as potent as a 90 year-old man. We addressed those issues in the second half and fully merited at least a draw. Matty Kennedy and Michael O'Halloran were playing at the level I'd hope and expect from them. A few sloppy passes aside, Ali McCann is developing into a mature and technically impressive young player. Liam Craig provided a lovely assist for MOH's goal. The defence looked more settled with the central pairing of Gordon and Kerr, although the former understandably took a wee while to warm into the game and made a couple of mistakes with the ball at his feet in the first half. Tanser and Duffy made very good use of the ball and I'd be happy to see the latter getting a run in the team, even if Foster eventually works his way back into contention with consistently good behaviour. With all of the negativity surrounding the club at the moment, the players deserve a lot of credit for showing immense character once again. Sure, there were negatives that I'm glossing over somewhat. It wasn't acceptable to lose our concentration and concede a goal so soon after scoring. I mainly feel positive today, but this doesn't change the situation. With a couple of decent signings, we could do very well. Without them, we could struggle over the course of a season. This is a very tight league and there's such a fine line between achieving top six and becoming embroiled in a dogfight near the bottom.
  3. 5 points
    SaintJet

    Player contracts and transfers

    I cannot understand the continual negativity towards Kane. Anyone sad enough to follow your instructions to see the lad miss a goal needs to seriously question if they are Saints fans. Maybe look a wee bit after the miss and see Kane sitting in the stand after he has been hooked and see how distressed he was makes me sick! This bating of of our strikers is pathetic and it's following a similar train to that of Zippy who also was so bereft of confidence he was glad to leave. We are St.Johnstone - we have no right to demand 20 goals a season strikers and if some supposed fans went to more games and encouraged our boys we might have more success!
  4. 5 points
    RandomGuy

    Player contracts and transfers

    Why? We're already out a cup and the last window shut 7 months ago, they've had plenty time to sort out deals. Its now been a month since the club agreed a deal with May, since then hes ****ed about and ruined it, come back and said he'd take it, and the clubs responded by putting in a reduced offer and now a loan offer. A loan offer one month after being told Aberdeen want him gone and will let him go for nothing, we put in a loan offer. Just a week after we lost out on Hemmings, who wanted to leave his club and was allowed to leave for nothing, because we put in a loan offer. Its amateur, and pulling something out the bag (most likely we'll now finally return to the initial offer for May) doesn't excuse the absolute ****ing mess they've made over this.
  5. 4 points
    Think you boys should show Danny Swanson some ****ing respect. Not only has he been a great servant to St Johnstone, winning games single handedly and showing great amounts of skill but the boys been in with the fans supporting Saints/his ex teammates when he was contracted to another Scottish side ffs
  6. 4 points
    Don’t need to get banned, just pick up your toys, put them back in the pram and leave!!
  7. 4 points
    garydavidson

    Ibrox latest...

    Wow one of the most corrupt organisations in the world put the SFA to shame.
  8. 4 points
    MySpazz

    Ask Brown a question

    The SLO is second to none They were taken to task for causing bother. It was not handled brilliantly, but the club were doing what they had to do. Question for you: WHO WOULD YOU SUGGEST BUY SAINTS???? 30-40% - so around £2.5m I used to be of the same mindset, that the Browns were "handed" St Johnstone and have benefited as a family and personally from owning it. Of course they have, and they earned that right as a family - three generations worth, committed to the local sports team. Someone has had to run it. They have, and have done an amazing job in times where football has gone from basic business to a professional set up. I don't have a question for Brown. But think he will read this forum, and some of the things posted are useful, some nonsense. But that's the nature of football eh....we've all got an opinion.....and an arsehole MON THE SAINTS
  9. 4 points
    Oh no it's not
  10. 4 points
    Another week of deafening silence from McD!!!
  11. 3 points
    Johnny B

    Hibs v Saints 24 August 2019

    Highlights anyone? Tommy's reaction to the 2 goal is priceless. Enjoy
  12. 3 points
    Kyle

    Player contracts and transfers

    In what way was I being personal? He wasn’t good enough to play for a top flight club and has done well at a lower level. That’s just fact.
  13. 3 points
    blueheaven

    Season Tickets

    The online system lets you look at a seat plan and choose your seat, which I think is a big plus. Personally I'd always rather do a transaction online than have to go to the bother of calling someone up and talk them through what I want, but I guess that's just personal preference.
  14. 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.
  15. 2 points
    RandomGuy

    Player contracts and transfers

    And so the final week of the transfer window begins... Window shuts on Monday the 2nd, at midnight.
  16. 2 points
    RandomGuy

    Player contracts and transfers

    Well it's true. MOH has had over six months of contributing almost nothing, and has now caught fire again, yet Swanson is in and out the team constantly yet is getting slaughtered from all angles. I dont think we need him in the squad and think his wage could be used, but you're verging on coming across as something with an agenda with how far you're pushing your whole anti-Swanson thing. He came on today and set up the equalier with one of the best deliveries all game, you surely cant slate him and claim hes not contributing after that?
  17. 2 points
    Cagey

    Hibs v Saints 24 August 2019

    Was that after Tommy kicked him ?.
  18. 2 points
    I’d stick to this team. Tommy looking to sign other players is just stupid.
  19. 2 points
    RandomGuy

    Hibs v Saints 24 August 2019

    A lot of positives when you're not searching for negatives like I was at half time. Duffy looks far more competent than I've been giving him credit for, while Kerr looks much better with Gordon beside him. McCann continues to grow and is looking the part. MOH is definitely returning to where he was. Can't complain about much. Sloppy goals conceded needs to be resolved quickly, but we came down from 2-0 last game, and have come from a goal behind twice today, including an equaliser with the final kick, thats purely down to the character of the players.
  20. 2 points
    RandomGuy

    Hibs v Saints 24 August 2019

    YYYYYAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
  21. 2 points
    At the time, it seemed quite a strange decision to make Richard Foster a vice-captain. Being vocal shouldn’t be the decisive criteria unless the player is also a well-liked person who provides a positive influence within the dressing room. Don’t want to make assumptions, but I’ve never envisaged Richard Foster as being that type of guy.
  22. 2 points
    Really disappointed that in the 2 weeks since our last game, we have not signed the striker we so desperately need. This has been a position that was identified as being a must before the end of last season, yet we are into the third league game of the season without this position filled with any decent quality. This summer has been the most underwhelming transfer window for a long time but I don’t understand why we are having to wait till the last hours of the window to make a signing that every man and they’re dog could see that we were crying out for. Even pre-season should have made the alarm bells ring. We are over a month since the Stevie May saga but are still in the same position. The club should have moved on to other targets rather than hanging about until the end of the window and see who we can pick up. Poor from the club.
  23. 2 points
    Havana Saint

    Ibrox latest...

    Action from UEFA thankfully. Their sectarianism is at the core of their identity.. All the time the SFA do....well....SFA. An appalling club. Scotland's shame.
  24. 2 points
    Abernethy Saint

    Ibrox latest...

    They have to “close” 3,000 seats. The Orcs are fuming.
  25. 2 points
    ScottMann

    Ask Brown a question

    Yes, ploughing millions into a major business development project that has a football ground as one of it's elements is exactly the same as ploughing millions into a football club.
  26. 2 points
    RandomGuy

    Player contracts and transfers

    Who gives a ****? Neither Hurst were even close to being good enough so left, fair play if they've found a better standard of life elsewhere, but I really couldn't care less, never mind making multiple meaningless posts about it.
  27. 2 points
    Pat McGroin

    Ask Brown a question

    Where can saints go with investment though? Realistically throwing money at St Johnstone isn’t what’s required. We’re never going to regular finish above the Edinburgh clubs or Aberdeen so what do we achieve. Where the club goes tits up is with PR, it doesn’t need silly money spending, just getting with the times and investing maybe £30k or whatever is required in someone that can do the job well and work on fan retention
  28. 2 points
    Pat McGroin

    Steve Brown - doing a good job?

    I don’t see how it’s different from other jobs at that age. Nothing pays well if you’re a teenager. Most employers don’t provide free catering either
  29. 2 points
    Templar Saint

    Ask Brown a question

    Ach maybe a season ticket holder winner will treat you as one of their three guests.
  30. 2 points
    Tranmere Saintee

    Ask Brown a question

    Geezo Gus, damned if they do and damned if they don’t. All the non season ticket holders I have spoken to think this is a great idea and certainly don’t feel alienated by it. Just imagine the uproar if it was one of the Old/New firms fans who always manage to get tickets in the home end who won it .
  31. 2 points
    cristo

    Season Tickets

    Just bought a ticket for the Killie game. E mailed to me immediately and all I have to do is show them it on my phone and they zap it and let me in. How simple is that. Knowing my luck the battery will die on my phone on the way to the game.
  32. 2 points
    GMac

    Player contracts and transfers

    That interview has a lot to do with fan and public apathy towards Saints
  33. 2 points
    That interview really, really boils my piss.
  34. 2 points
    I think Kane's OK. My opnion has always been that he's a good level for the Championship and as utility hold-up or 3rd choice squad striker. Absoluely nothing has really changed my view on that in his time with us. I also agree that getting on the backs of players isn't really fair, unless they are not interested, not trying, not keeping fit or being disruptive. Kane is a player that clearly works his sock off and plays for the team. I like him. But that's just my view. I'm certainly not going to criticise other supporters for having a view on a player's performace or suitability, and I'll never presume to suggest that anyone isnt' 'a real fan'. As for the rest of the post, what I read is yet more 'we should get down and know our place' stuff that's on here far too often for my liking. We're a regular top 6 Premiership team and we have every right to expect a striker that can deliver quantity and quality of goals against that benchmark. The lack of ambition disguised as 'realism' on here is what really gets me down, not people criticising players.
  35. 2 points
    blueheaven

    Steve Brown - doing a good job?

    I'm confused by this - is it £20 a month or £540 a month? Maybe this could be the loophole we use to finally get Stevie May - agree to a huge contract, then deduct half of it for lunch.
  36. 2 points
    TheYellowBox

    Player contracts and transfers

    He will sign next week, with McMillan's contract being ended by mutual consent. The talk of a loan deal is a non starter, but serves a purpose that it indicates that Saints are still interested in May. Don't think for a second that Tommy doesn't use the media when he needs to. Would expect Anderson to go too, depending on Gordon showing he has fully recovered from injury. Tommy will also need to do a repair job on Kane's confidence. Feel for Kane as when he came back from QOS, he looked full of confidence and hungry, but that seems to of evaporated over time. He is suffering from not having a proven goalscorer alongside him.
  37. 2 points
    Instead of all the negative comments and constant moans, how about waiting until the transfer window closes to see who we have signed.
  38. 2 points
    rik2304

    Ask Brown a question

    Why are you such a brass necked, cheapskate c*nt?
  39. 2 points
    Pat McGroin

    Hibs v Saints 24 August 2019

    Pretty sure Gordon is fit again
  40. 2 points
    Pat McGroin

    Ask Brown a question

    Yes, very much the same. Absolutely no reason the club couldn’t be taking £40-50 off each paying adult on most home games if they had stuff on for a few hours beforehand... Food, drinks, merchandise etc. The Muirton Suite is about drab as it gets. It’s like a school dinner hall and I forget that the club shop is there half the time.
  41. 2 points
    blueheaven

    Ask Brown a question

    On the subject of attracting old fans back and new fans in, I'd be quite interested to know what Saints do to generate new ideas and how much time/effort they put into coming up with something innovative to improve things. In Geoff Brown's younger days Saints used to be a very forward-thinking club (the first to move out of town to a new all-seater stadium, for example), but for a long time they've seemed stuck in the past and are always incredibly slow to adopt new approaches that other clubs have been using for years (e.g. getting on board with online ticketing, and I'm fairly sure we were one of the last clubs in Scotland, if not the UK, to even have an official website at all). I get the impression that the club recognises there's a problem with attendances but has no appetite (or no competence?) for actually coming up with ideas to change that. If you go to football matches abroad, or even just down south, you often get a very different matchday experience and perhaps Saints should be looking at small clubs with good supports and spending some time at their matches to see what those clubs do differently. Go to Union Berlin and you'll see the match is a social occasion that people of all ages go to because it's fun - there's mingling outside the stadium before the match with outdoor bars and street-food stalls (come to think of it, Saints are one of the few Scottish clubs who could potentially do this sort of thing because of the amount of land they own). Three sides of the ground are terraced and there's constant singing and chanting from the supporters, some of which is co-ordinated (something I hate, but hey, if it works, I'd prefer it to pin-drop silence). They also use the tannoy system a lot more effectively to build up the atmosphere. Down here in London I go to watch Dulwich Hamlet most weeks and they're a club who have grown an average attendance of under 500 to around 2,000 (and still rising) in a space of just four or five years, and pretty much all of that has happened through community engagement and creating a Saturday afternoon that is a social event everyone in the community wants to go to. I think looking beyond football to what's happening at other sporting events (e.g. the NFL matches someone mentioned above), and even concerts, would also be worthwhile. Every club has to find it's own thing that will work for its local crowd - but are Saints even looking, or are they just hoping that they can keep trudging along doing the same things and by some miracle the crowds will come flocking back. The Scottish Cup Final proved that there's a helluva lot of local affection for Saints - but it's an absolute crime that the club did bugger all to harness that. Saints are obviously at a disadvantage because of the size of Perth and the fact that it's often bloody freezing at our matches, and I'm not saying things that work for other clubs will work for Saints, but is it not at least worth trying to learn from what's worked for other clubs?
  42. 2 points
    Pat McGroin

    Ask Brown a question

    This is our biggest problem. There should be a constant feed of social media from all levels. Footage from the training ground, weekly interviews from all levels of the club from the Chairman down. I’d scrap the play by play nonsense on match day on Twitter. I’m not talking about reinventing the wheel here, NFL teams have been doing all this superbly for a very long time and while they clearly have very different budgets, we could imitate their style to some degree. The more you drum St Johnstone into people’s daily lives, the more access you give people, the more they demand and the more likely they are to choose Saints on a Saturday. Thinking outside the box, I would also look at having a semi permanent stage erected in the grounds of the stadium, have local bands and other entertainment on from 11 or 12. Activities for the kids. Beat the keeper, 5 a side, face painting etc and have a bar for the adults, merch stands outside that you can’t miss. All this while the weather is semi decent. Get people there early spending money. Home and away fans. Making an event of match day is what football in this country desperately needs. I went to 3 NFL games last year in London at £100 a ticket per game for 2 of us, none included the team I actually support and didn’t leave feeling short changed despite parting with best part of a grand for 3 match days before hotels and travel expenses.
  43. 1 point
    ScottMann

    Player contracts and transfers

    Good point well made. He's scored as many Premiership goals as Chris Kane and Zander Clark this season seeing as you ask.
  44. 1 point
    SconeSaintees

    Player contracts and transfers

    Hibs have signed a striker from Udinese, so unfortunately the Olly Shaw move could be back on
  45. 1 point
    Greylag

    Ask Brown a question

    I don't see any issue with a draw purely for season ticket holders. No doubt at some period during the season the club will offer special entry deals at £10 or £15 to get folk along to a less attractive game or encourage support to an important one. Every time they do this they reduce the saving in buying a season ticket rather than pay at the gate. So a draw like this redresses the balance a bit and seems like a decent initiative to me.
  46. 1 point
    cristo

    Ask Brown a question

    " Go to Union Berlin and you'll see the match is a social occasion that people of all ages go to because it's fun - there's mingling outside the stadium before the match with outdoor bars and street-food stalls (come to think of it, Saints are one of the few Scottish clubs who could potentially do this sort of thing because of the amount of land they own). Three sides of the ground are terraced and there's constant singing and chanting from the supporters, some of which is co-ordinated (something I hate, but hey, if it works, I'd prefer it to pin-drop silence)." to quote Mainstand. I've been to Hertha Berlin and it's exactly the same, it's almost a festival atmosphere from about three hours before kick off. Picnics in the car park, live radio broadcasting etc, games and activities for the kids. I've never been to an American football game but I believe this is what it is like too.
  47. 1 point
    Cumbo

    Jeanfield v Broxburn - Tomorrow

    Yes both were released in summer 2017. Connor went to Montrose and Paul Berwick
  48. 1 point
    RandomGuy

    Ask Brown a question

    The fact Celtic and Rangers sign an agreement every Summer with the other 10 clubs, that theyll be liable for any damage caused by their fans, and both end up spending hundreds of thousands sorely on that every season, should highlight why a full stadium of them isnt a good idea. Although we could always claim they ruined the car park...
  49. 1 point
    Cleveland-Saint

    Ask Brown a question

    #perthfarmersmobilising End of days for broon
  50. 1 point
    Be fair, he was OK at the Cup Final. In particular he did not fall for the United keeper's dying swan impersonations at both goals.