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  1. 4 points
    You should know better than most, we don't want our club to die, if that means cutting cloth accordingly then so be it. Just so happens you have your young lad there, it's not personal, just business.
  2. 3 points
    Wendy Saints

    5 years on

    Days like these are rare, so you just want to soak up every second! It’s not often Saints manage to get back at a team that’s not only given you a drubbing but mocked your star player. This match was satisfying on so many levels... enjoyed this just as much as the final if not more! I was too uptight to enjoy the final properly, whereas this match I had low expectations and just hoped we could keep the score down... as much as I detest Ibrox, the location, lent itself to our small support.. Certainly a satisfying game to be at ... don’t think I have ever been as proud of a Saints team Happy Days
  3. 3 points
    GMac

    Saints all over the world

    Was in Monaco today on a day trip, just wasn't the same without a 1000 or so Saintees
  4. 2 points
    Ali91

    Reserve League News 2018/19

    Not entirely convinced that taking advice from a Rangers* fan on what to demand from our club is a great idea tbh.
  5. 2 points
    Bruno Strasser

    5 years on

    Lots of great games to look back and reflect on. But for me this was a very very special game. People forget that just a couple of months before they had annihilated us at Tynecastle in the League cup Semi Final. They had run us ragged in the first half. They had knocked out Celtic at Parkhead previuosly. We came out second half and blew them away.A very special day and a very special team. Days like these keep you going.
  6. 2 points
    glenrothes saintee

    5 years on

    I even got my ugly mug on the telly
  7. 2 points
    HOODLUM65

    5 years on

    5 years on and Macca in another Final.
  8. 1 point
    Dr Christmas Jones

    Saints all over the world

    Friends from Spain , Hercules from Alicante. Great weekend with the lads from the Curva sur.
  9. 1 point
    Radford 72

    Reserve League News 2018/19

    I think the posts from those with first hand experience of the academy and U18s are a valuable contribution to the forum and certainly deserve more respect than they are often given. I want Saints to produce good young players. Unless the club can paint their vision for the fans then the impression they are giving is that they don't and are instead happy to have have Michael Hart, Michael Doyle, Niall Keown or whoever sitting in the stand most weeks, in case they are needed for the bench one Saturday. Saints are making a big mistake here and it's very sad that it sounds like an U17s group that went a full year unbeaten are pretty much all going to be gone come the summer, bar the goalkeeper. Questions need asked about their development since they've gone full-time IMO. Are any of the 2000/2001 age group getting new deals?
  10. 1 point
    sevcozombie2

    Reserve League News 2018/19

    wow where to begin ,well first off right now saints are playing Aberdeen and 8 players in the squad have been told they are not getting a new contract plus not one member of the first team is playing today or in squad . today ill probably mostly talk as a dad off a lad who has been told he just missed out on a new contract due to the limited contracts being handed out as they're no st johnstone reserves next season ,but at the end of the season ill post up here as someone that has been on three sfa courses coached for 16 years ,watched football for over 40 and followed pro youth for ten years . if u can all cast your minds to last season MR BROWN spoke to the press how he was not in favor of the reserves to few games blah blah blah ,but he also said that the previous season he felt he had to many full time players and with the new u18 team comprising of full time players he had way to many full timers now . so how was the 18s received by the club and its supporters ,you will all remember them getting a write up in the press about the next crop of saints youngsters to go full time which is every youngsters dream ,you will have seen their photos all suited and booted as they were treated to hospitality ,you will remember the team photo with them all wearing the very latest saints strip or the individual photos and the request for sponsorship ,you will recall all the highlights of there games on saints tv and their after match interviews ,the days you kept checking twitter to see the latest scores in whatever game they were playing ,you will remember the new manager who took them over and also the reserves and helped with the first team even though most clubs have a separate u18s manager ,this will be the only one you remember because none of the rest happend .so play for a club that really shows not much interest in you but as a parent you tell the lad work hard listen and learn as you will have the reserves this season its a big step up and the sfa have did the right thing to bridge the gap for you all .has it worked has it hell they took the age limit away so saints have used a lot of first teamers and boys who should be learning the next level have missed out . But why are saints getting rid of the reserves ,i know for a fact that there has many clubs been meeting and discussing tweaking the reserves for next season as its not delivering on what they hoped it would so surly saints would want to wait on the outcome of that before deciding ,it cant be the cost of it all as saints budget for tenth every season so any position above that is a bonus ,its not as one person suggested that they are not good enough to be professional ,infact i do not no one trade or business who would write a 17 year old off as having no future there after only spending one year in higher job ,when most people know that most footballers improve one hundred fold with age and experience. so as to date no reason why they are getting rid of them and who decided they were ,do you actually think that tommy and the rest of the coaches said you no what lets get rid of the reserves and we will try and get some kids out on loan,but wait tommy you have a big squad how do they keep match fit ,what if murry gets injured and is out for a month odd ,how do we xplain to kids if your not near first team at 17 your out . so ye im pissed about all ths my lad is in aberdeen starting only his third reserve game and this is after being told bye bye by tommy but do i blame him? not really as i think this has been taking right out of his hands ,so what do you want for your club ah tenth is ok we have been batting above our station for a while now and we are back where we belong ,everything is so negative at saints just now including most but not all of the fans ,demand better from your club or it might just keep slipping down and down
  11. 1 point
    BigKerno

    Reserve League News 2018/19

    Think its worth noting that we are not talking about 18/19/20 year old kids. Those who are being released are 17 as the last age group they can now play at with Saints is U18's (current 2001 crop). So its a loan move, first team or out if you are 17. Second, we are assuming that the money saved from the reserves will be spent on the Academy. It wont. Wait for another McMIllan signing instead of funding the youth. The reserve team costs nothing. Its made up of first team squad members who aren't selected on the Saturday and some £500 a month youth team players. What exactly is the vision and what are the reasons. I've heard many promises about friendlies / infrastructure / investment and still not seen any evidence of it. Guys like Maybury thrown in at the deep end and told to get on with it. Compare this to the likes of Hearts - the Academy is the biggest project in their inventory every year. Annual budget of around £150K.
  12. 1 point
    mainstand

    Saints Kit Supplier 2018/19?

    As far as Joma are concerned you have several companies doing the same as TTL now. Football Nation, PSL, Direct Soccer are all big Joma suppliers. Not sure but are ST Mirren not dealing with Joma direct? Deffo not TTL that they are through.
  13. 1 point
    So? That's normal practice, has been for years and I'd class under 15s to first team as being developed. This I agree with but it's the whole of Scottish football that needs changing, from the way the SFA is run right down to the very bottom.
  14. 1 point
    sasha

    Saints Kit Supplier 2018/19?

    So in reality TTL/Joma were not a bad company then? The penny pinching has finally backfired.
  15. 1 point
    Cumbo

    Jeanfield v Camelon - Tomorrow

    Tomorrow sees a huge game for the battle for third place in East Conference C as Swifts and Camelon face off at the Riverside. Swifts triumphed 5-1 at Carmuirs earlier in the season and the visitors will be up for revenge which should make this fixture a cracker. Kick off is at 2.30pm and the lounge with be open pre and post match for supporters.
  16. 1 point
    Cumbo

    Jeanfield v Camelon - Tomorrow

    6 goal thriller as Swifts came from 3-1 down the equalise with a last minute penalty. Excellent game for the neutral in front of a large crowd.
  17. 1 point
    GMac

    5 years on

    More emotional than the final (for me anyway).
  18. 1 point
    Abernethy Saint

    5 years on

    So much better to be at than the final in many ways - we were expecting to be humped, and then Stevie did his thing.........Braw day.
  19. 1 point
    RandomGuy

    Reserve League News 2018/19

    Yup, I genuinely believe playing in the lower leagues has helped them reach the level they have. They'll have learned so much more from those loans than playing reserve games. Project Brave has killed any chance of clubs our size having genuine, extensive, youth systems, with the bizarre scenario of making the number of coaches at the club the most important factor. If the system is now U18 squad, then either loaned out or released, then it's not fair on those who maybe haven't had the chance to prove themselves in the U18s to be released so early, and it means we'll miss out on some late bloomers, but if it allows more money to then be directed towards future U18 squads, then that can only be a benefit. We shouldn't be looking at 19yo players being too young for the first team.
  20. 1 point
    Radford 72

    Reserve League News 2018/19

    Another bizarre stance above, to pick out Kevin O'Hara from a club that produced Kinglsey, Fulton, McGrandles etc... Three benefits of the academy that come immediately to mind: Best chance of club gaining the services of a top class player that can be sold for significant money. Negates the need to sign players like Hart, Doyle, Krachunov and the likes if you have a good youth system. Boys who take money for nothing. Creates a good community link if you give the best local young players a platform. There will be more. What are the negatives? It costs a bit of money? The sale of Davidson, Griffin, Scott and McAnespie over 20 years ago is probably still covering the cost of running it if need be. Until we know and the club illustrate their vision, this is a very poor move.
  21. 1 point
    mainstand

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    He is not alone at Livi, Assistant manager was also inside.
  22. 1 point
    Cagey

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    Hearts & maybe all the other teams he played for. 10 teams in 8 seasons with more loans than Sevco. Was never going to end well but worth the chance as he had to turn his career round sometime you would think.
  23. 1 point
    garydavidson

    Other games on the go

    Looks like County are homing in on the title which will be welcome news to the Highland Saints. Championship is crazy this year any one from 6th to 10th could go down.
  24. 1 point
    Kyle

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    If that's the case - and I don't doubt you're speaking truth - then it's time to give Gordon and Kerr a run at centre back. Shaughnessy can play the last half an hour of the last home game to say his goodbyes and get his thanks, but we need to start looking to the future and if he's not part of it, he shouldn't be in the team.
  25. 1 point
    7 is easy. Sevco sack managers if they fail to in a major trophy for about 20 minutes, for understandable reasons. Tommy won us our only ever major trophy (plus Euro runs, top six finishes). He could probably shag the chairman’s wife at half time on the centre spot with that day’s takings in his back pocket and keep his job. He is a God. Some younger fans might have only known relative success at Saints and have high expectations. Those of us who have longer memories of dark, seemingly endless bottom division days however are more patient. Anyone calling for a change should consider who the hell we could get for the same money - probably much less in reality - who would do a better job.