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  1. 12 points
    Hi all, Given the current situation - and given that my own work situation means I'm at home for the next three weeks at least - I'm going to do a bit of work on the site and start a new little project. The forum will continue to be accessible from www.weareperth.co.uk/wapforum/ as normal - but if you go to www.weareperth.co.uk you will see a page that will change multiple times a day until I get it figured out! Basically, I'm creating a video archive - trying to index as much Saints content as I can find on YouTube and elsewhere and curate it so it's possible to flick through entire seasons' worth of games in order, find a particular game, and hopefully see the team line ups etc with each game. If it goes well, and if there's interest, I may start posting the odd article and stuff here and there as well - if you've got any interest in submitting absolutely anything at all for such a project please do get in touch! Hope everyone is well and keeping safe! Jamie
  2. 5 points
    saintgscot

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    Good on him LAUGH OUT LOUD
  3. 3 points
    chips

    Old Perth - Picture Thread

    There's a few more kicking about I'll try and post up soon !!
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    Hospital Radio Perth

    Tuesday Team Talk

    We had decided to carry on, but the Coronavirus Hub at PRI is right outside our studio and we've had to withdraw from live broadcasting at the moment. I've had a few ideas though, so it might return occasionally in the interim - but it's all dependent on work - which sadly I'm still doing!
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    Bit older but made his feelings clear here www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/sport/football/st-johnstone/517711/st-johnstone-jody-morriss-second-team-chelsea/amp/ "After Chelsea, St Johnstone are definitely next in terms of how I feel about a club. It will always be like that. “They are the next result I look for and I’m always rooting for them. “I spent the longest time there apart from Chelsea. “The time with Saints was important to me. I had a great relationship with the supporters and I fell back in love with football in my time with the club.”
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    sleepless

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    we should use the Duckworth Lewis method.....
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    Abernethy Saint

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    No, that’s not part of the rules. It isn’t conditional on the company's cash balance. Companies seem to be reacting in a number of ways: 1/ Keeping folk on, with some cuts in salary, hours etc, costs which they will get back from the government (up to 80%). Hearts appear to be in this group. Decent. 2/ Keeping folk on, paying 100%, 80% covered by the government and absorbing the 20% themselves. Saints appear to be in this category (we don’t really know). Good guys, remember them & use them afterwards. 3/ Laying folk off, regardless of the 80% commitment. These guys are c***ts, remember them and don’t use them afterwards, eg Weatherspoons, Britannia Hotels, Gordon Ramsay. What would be superb is to see the very highly paid at Saints and elsewhere take a cut so the low paid can keep their wage.
  8. 2 points
    garydavidson

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    The BBC are taking a look back at an old cup game today https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/52040033
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    Abernethy Saint

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    I think they will almost certainly look for the way out that will cause the least tantrums and legal action. That points to ending the season as it stands, and allowing promotion but no relegation. Celtic as champions. Whether the resulting league reconstruction is temporary, or the opportunity is taken to try something new on an on-going basis, will be up to the clubs. It would give us something to talk about, at least. With no relegation, and with Celtic so far ahead, I can’t see Rangers* getting any support for an alternative proposal. They could try the courts, but they haven’t got any money, and would find that very difficult if UEFA raise no objections and most other leagues follow the same path. I think they will wait as long as they can to make a decision, in the fervent hope that someone makes it for them. On the wider COVID situation, it does seem that the UK Government strategy for a longer, shallower curve isn’t working. We are following an identical trajectory to Italy. That means a shorter, sharper curve. That means that, over the next week to ten days, UK death rates are going to rise to horrifying levels, possibly eventually towards a thousand a day. Parts of the NHS are going to break down, some old patients are going to effectively be chosen to die, and the UK government, one step behind as always, will then announce a full lockdown - either in a sequence of steps, or all at once. A near complete or complete lockdown by next week is a probability - maybe sooner if Johnstone finally decides to get ahead of this thing. Guys, if you can, stay at home. Do the garden, watch Netflix, have a wank. Just don’t go out and kill someone’s maw. Or the nurse that might have saved your maw.
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    Abernethy Saint

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    The ideal solution is simply the one that upsets Rangers* fans the most,
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    Cagey

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    Making the season null & void would be the worst of all the possible scenarios.
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    slf

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    After 10 cans ye forget Ye cannae go oot . subbuteo is the way to go.finish the leagues that way .
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    Abernethy Saint

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    It’s often said that even Duckworth and Lewis didn’t understand the Duckworth Lewis method.
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    MySpazz

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    Don't want to bore you all with the details, but the English, and by that I mean the Civil Service and in particular Westminster could not two fcks about Scotland - we are but shit on their shoe, so if you have any gumption and self worth you'd support anyone who would fight for Scottish Independence. Oh, before anyone gets offended I hate only one English thing: The football team. I love the English and can't wait until they have the self-confidence to be a nation and independent place - Scotland is ready. On the Covid shutdown............. just hand out the titles to Celtic and Dundee United, then have play offs in the other areas where there is something of contention (relegation, Europa League)
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    Abernethy Saint

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    Aye, he has impressed. But I’d be impressive too if I was giving away a couple of hundred billion pounds or so. Give it time. Guy’s a millionaire banker married to a billionaire’s heiress. He’s not on our side. Without boring everyone with the details, the notion that Scotland has to vote Labour for Labour to win in the UK is a complete myth which they keep pedalling even though They know it is a lie. It has never really happened, ever. Either Labour hasn’t needed the Scottish seats for its majority, or they wouldn’t have been enough. If every single person in Scotland had voted Labour in December, Boris would still be UK PM by a country mile. Once you understand that, there isn’t any reason left to vote for the eejits. Anyway, too much politics, sorry.
  16. 1 point
    south inch

    Not a lot of people know that.

    Would not try to compete with you in the memory stakes Hoodlum, you are damn good. A few other names spring to mind, Mc Fadyen, Walker, Hodgson, Lachlan but maybe a wee bit later. Neither Ewan (Ernie?) or Archie Baird took prisoners that was for sure. I remember a game when ian Rodger was sent off for going in hard on the keeper. Least he thought he was sent off, the opposition defenders were trying to give him a doing and the ref. broke things up and told Rodger to get up the park. Rodger thought he said off and left and the ref. did not notice. Happy days - keep safe.
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    HOODLUM65

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    Well said Citizen Sixties. Power to the people bro.
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    Abernethy Saint

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    That’s the question. Thing is, there turned out to be a magic money tree after all - in fact, a forest of them. Remember Theresa May told the nurses there wasn’t one as she denied them yet another pay rise - and then weeks later gave MP’s one? The same nurses who are now putting their own lives at risk for us? The BMA estimated that austerity shortened the lives of 120,000 people. At a fraction of the cost of the virus measures, austerity could have been much less severe, and arguably more lives could have been saved than the virus will take. But the virus kills and impoverishes rich people too. Spot the difference? Some are already saying no British government will get away with austerity, designed to make the poor carry the cost of greedy rich people’s mistakes, ever again. But who knows? Now is not the time. But there will be a reckoning.
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    mike_gain

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    The US will suffer as much of an economic shock if they ignore the threat and lift social distancing measures too far and too soon. The unemployment figures could easily be equaled by fatality figures if demand in hospitals outstrips capacity. On top of that how does the economy function when a large proportion of it are sick and the rest scared of getting sick? No easy answers here for any country....but the US has the biggest disadvantage in that the President is way out of his league yet thinks he's on top of it all. June is a possibility though if measures stay in place. Hopefully Scotland will peak in the next couple of weeks and we'll start the see the impact of social distancing.
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    south inch

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    Keep safe
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    It does show how much transfer fees have outstripped inflation. Impossible to say how much Saints could get for a Buckley now - possibly 2 million, to the EPL/Championship? But of course nowadays we could never have competed against Celtic for a player they really wanted in the first place - up until the early sixties, the wage cap for footballers meant all the medium to large clubs payed pretty much the same (officially at least). It’s also hard to remember that Celtic at that time were not a particularly successful team anyway (relative to what they are now) - they were in the middle of a spell when they won the league 3 times in 40 years. Changed times.
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    £217,423.66. Apparently.
  23. 1 point
    HOODLUM65

    Not a lot of people know that.

    Strikers of my time. I have been blessed with seeing some good strikers in my time of following Saints. (Maybe should be in Saints thread) My earliest recollection of seeing Paddy Buckley must have been at the end of his Saints career . Before my time , Saints were vying with Celtic to sign him from Boness United . 23 year old Buckley opted for Saints , tho' Celtic claimed to have signed him. Aggrieved, Celtic took their claim to the Football governing body , who ruled in Saints favour . In August 1948 He made his scoring debut for Saints in a 3-0 win against Dundee United at Muirton park in front a 6000 crowd. (In the old B division) He remains 4th in the all-time Saints list of goalscorers , netting 105 goals over 4 seasons and was the clubs leading scorer in each season. In 1952 he was transferred to Aberdeen for £7,500 (don't know what that would relate to today), and helped the Dons to their first ever Scottish league championship in 1955.
  24. 1 point
    cambus731

    Old Perth - Picture Thread

    Hope 1993 isn't too recent for this thread. I took this photo on March 26th 1993
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    HOODLUM65

    Old Perth - Picture Thread

    As it says on the Shop, "Fashion Wear". Trend Setter , not a dedicated follower of fashion. Sixties- they seek him here , they seek him there.
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    south inch

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    Great stuff, still no sign of the double decker bus that seems to have hit the United keeper at both our goals!
  27. 1 point
    blueheaven

    Jody Morris article in the Courier

    Good feature on Jody Morris' time at Saints here: https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/sport/football/st-johnstone/1209592/jody-morris-chelsea-st-johnstone-geoff-brown-liam-craig/
  28. 1 point
    Gemma Fay is one of the most talented gals in Scotland. She has played 203 professional matches, and is Perth's finest. If she isn't a pro, then I''ll be damned!!
  29. 1 point
    I'll be trying to go back as many seasons as I can. Season 2018/19 is now completely uploaded (though frustratingly I can't find a video of the very first league cup game of the season!). I'll be moving on to some of the 2014 Scottish Cup stuff next and on from there trying to go back through the seasons making it as complete as possible. Obviously the further back we get the more gaps there will be!
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    MySpazz

    Saints Lotto

    What, i just signed up!!!!!!!!
  31. 1 point
    slf

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    Ask your nurse chief
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    south inch

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    Bit like the old joke about the Murray Royal patient who asks to see a visiting professor to try and prove he is completely sane and has been kept in the Murray for 20 years unnecessarily. The prof conducts an hour of rigorous tests and becomes convinced the guy is right. He promises to raise the case with the authorities and walks away only to be hit a stunning blow to the head by a brick. With blood everywhere he turns to see the guy standing there with a smile saying "you'll not forget now"?
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    Hospital Street?
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    south inch

    Old Perth - Picture Thread

    Leonard Street?
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    Abernethy Saint

    Saints Lotto

    Entering is quite difficult, but once in, you can pay by SO. The only hassle is when you win and they send you a cheque, and you have to visit one of the UK’s 3 remaining bricks and mortar banks. It’s all very 20th century, and a tiny bit of investment and some proper marketing would substantially increase income in this and, I’m sure, many other areas. As has often been noted though, the “but we ve always done it that way” mentality is very strong at Saints. “I don’t care if there’s five thousand extra coming on Saturday, we’ve always ordered 20 pies on a Saturday and that’s how it’s goung to stay. If it was good enough for Mr Ormond......”.Which, I suppose, is part of the attraction in a weird kind of way.
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    Honest Saints Fan

    Saints Lotto

    I won it in December, the Lotto. £5k. Had only been playing it a few months
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    HOODLUM65

    Saints Lotto

    £15,000 won this week by ...................the following numbers 4, 7, 9, 16.