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  1. 14 points
    john.w

    Hibs vs Saints 03/11/18 Game 12

    4 in a row a happy Saintee in the Arctic
  2. 10 points
    While the national group has apparently somewhat lost its way (the recent AGM was more ‘descends into chaos’ than maintaining its focus) the St Johnstone Disabled Supporters Association continues to make good progress. When we started four years ago we met every month. Last season we met every two months and this coming season we will be meeting quarterly. This is a clear measure of success (if we resolved everything we wouldn’t need a group at all) demonstrated by some of what we have achieved below. We have done our “job” well and our club have responded positively in so many ways. Here are some examples: Ramp at club shop. Servery orders taken from and delivered to seats to remove need to negotiate doors, queues and areas of limited space. Allocated spaces for wheelchair season ticket holders. Allocated and/or prearranged parking. Radar locks on some disabled toilets and all seven disabled toilets have emergency pull cords. Non-reflective glass to be installed at ticket office. New audio equipment acquired allowing those requiring commentary to sit anywhere in the stadium. Previously there were only some seats with sockets beside them. Away bus parking improved at national level - a St Johnstone DSA initiative - no more having to walk up to half a mile on cold and wet winter nights for disabled or elderly folk. Seating provided to enable a personal assistant to sit next to the person they accompany, not behind or in front. Improved signage around McDiarmid Park. Awareness training conducted with staff - an ongoing exercise. McDiarmid Park has received positive reviews on Euan’s Guide and other web sites dealing with accessibility. The group has had a great insight into the various roles within our club, with guests having included: chairman, manager, Paul Smith, groundsman, physio, club poet, hospital radio, players, ex-players, ticket office staff, police, club chaplain, and more. Our guests are invited to stay for the whole meeting and most of them left with a greater understanding of what it is like to attend football matches as a supporter with a disability. We have established excellent working relationships within the club, treating everyone with respect, and have achieved everything without constitution, committee, office bearers or money - our only rule being “no moaning!” Our thanks go to the chairman, to Paul Smith and to Bev, the latter being our main club contact and great ally! We are grateful to the club for providing an accessible room for us to hold our meetings. All of this also benefits the club who could not be accused of failing in their duty to accommodate disabled spectators in accordance with the Equality Act. On the contrary the club can point to all they have done, and continue to do, as proof they are proactively and positively engaging with disabled supporters in keeping with the spirit of the aforementioned legislation.
  3. 9 points
    blueheaven

    Taxi for Tommy?

    Is it honestly necessary for this to come up every time we have a few bad results? Tommy Wright is our greatest ever manager - give the guy a break. If you're not happy with him, you won't be happy with anyone.
  4. 9 points
    It's easy to sit at home and criticise but, at the ground, I saw a team working their bollocks off to compete with an opponent that really stepped it up after half-time. The manager could have selected different players that might have addressed a bit of a lack of composure/quality in the final third but then when you are going to be asked to defend a lot, you need to have guys you can trust doing those jobs. Playing lots of attacking players or what is perceived to be an "attacking formation" doesn't mean you will be able to just attack at will, especially against a team like Celtic. Far more positives than Sunday but in cup football you only want the result and we didn't get that. I understand that disappointment but won't be critical of the players and find it hard to be of the manager on this occasion.
  5. 8 points
    chips

    Old St Johnstone And Muirton Photos

    Miss this place...
  6. 8 points
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-45730666 Good work from Andrew and Peter being highlighted by the BBC.
  7. 8 points
    The ghost of Jim Morton

    Exiles Potys

    Said goodbye to John today.. Lovely service, some wonderful words from Joss and a couple of shandies at McD afterwards. Roddy came as a rep of the club which was good and there were a few well kent faces there from back in the day. Rest in Peace now pal..
  8. 8 points
    Never fail to be impressed by the way @RandomGuy is so au fait with the inner workings of every club and manager. Who knew about Nigel Pearson's bizarre decision to deliberately fall out with a player. A staggeringly impressive level of knowledge. Certainly looking forward to seeing Watt in action for Saints.
  9. 8 points
    MySpazz

    Exiles Potys

    Ok, trying to do a wee audit here. Saints' Exiles have sponsored today's matchball, captain's armband and contributed to the match day programme (for a reprint of the text, see below). WHO DONATED WHAT Have received donations from those listed below | @john.w / @stanley saint / AN Other please confirm I have you (your son's name) covered EXILE DONATION TICKETS Rob M 22.5 1 Dun W 200 12 Mar T 50 3 Jor W 22.5 1 Ste Z 22.5 1 Jas C 22.5 1 Jos M 40 2 Chr G 10 1 DunM 20 1 Bri S 20 1 Mar C 25 1 Tom P 50 3 505 MATCH BALL DRAW Tickets means how many times your name will go into the draw to keep the match ball. 20-25 = 1 ticket, and then I've roughly pro-rata'd that up for those who contributed more. I will get all the names into Excel and run the RAND() function to pick a winner. I'll film it live on Twitter, this week. PROGRAMMES Anyone who wants a programme should PM/Send their name/address to me. I have requested 10 from @The ghost of Jim Morton - I will use the outstanding £5.00 (have paid Ghostie £500 by cheque) for the postage cost to get him to send down the Programmes. If you want a programme I will send them out, at my cost to you. REPRINT OF THE MATCH DAY PROGRAMME MESSAGE ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Saints’ Exiles Club – the diaspora of fans outside Scotland - are proud to sponsor today’s match ball, and wish to congratulate Chris on his well-deserved Testimonial match. The Exiles were founded by Seaman Captain John Marnoch when around fifteen Saintees met up to watch St Johnstone in a cup match from the Sports Cafe pub in London sometime in the mid-2000s. Today’s captain’s armband is sponsored in recognition of John “Captain Marnoch” who recently passed away. He is responsible for the Exiles’ POTY efforts over the past few years and is fondly remembered as the only person to receive TWO bans from WAP forum! Contributions for today’s sponsorship came from as far afield as arctic Northern Canada, Australia, and the Falkland Isles. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ THANKS Well done @sixties saintee for being the one who actually got all this going, and made it happen. As always, huge thanks to @The ghost of Jim Morton @The Inspiration enjoy your day, god bless @AthensSaint @PanamaSaint @SingaporeSaint and any other astroturf accounts - we miss them all MON THE SAINTS!
  10. 8 points
    SaintDougie

    Season Tickets 2018-2019

    This close season I have come to the conclusion that despite what is always being said about Saints in the media and by rival fans alike, we are not a well run club! A well run business maybe, but a well run professional, Scottish Premiership club? No, not by a long shot.
  11. 8 points
    MySpazz

    Exiles Potys

    THE EXILES HAVE REACHED THEIR TARGET !!! Thank you to @Jad and @stanley saint for their contributions, which with them takes us over the line to £500.00 collected for the match ball sponsorship. Off the top of my head I think there are 17...18 Exiles (from far north Arctic Canada to the Falkland Isles!) who have made the match ball sponsorship possible. - including @The Inspiration repping for Captain Marnoch. 'll post a full list of names in the coming days. @The ghost of Jim Morton can you PM me with details of how you want the money paid (Cheque/Bank Tranfer/PayPal?) MON THE SAINTS!
  12. 7 points
    cristo

    Hibs vs Saints 03/11/18 Game 12

    Probably about 60-80 at the church, maybe another 50 or so at the reception??
  13. 7 points
    Tommy won us the Scottish Cup. I will never, ever call for his sacking under any circumstances whatsoever. Behave yourselves.
  14. 7 points
    PauloPerth

    Saints vs Dundee 25/08/18

    Yes, definitely speak to Watt about a contract extension now. He is a class act, and it is genuinely hard to think of many better strikers in this league just now. Agree with comments about Liam Craig, he came onto a game and was outstanding. I thought the first half was very open and entertaining.. Dundee had a lot of possession, but we always looked a threat going forward and created the better chances. After we pushed our wide players and Watt onto their defenders at goal kicks, Dundee had absolutely no plan b as they stopped getting as much comfortable possession. The second half was strange, Saints were so comfortable and it was as if Dundee gave up really early. Thought Kerr looked excellent, and Kennedy had a good game and was constantly involved, though his delivery into the box was very poor. Thats two home matches that I've really enjoyed, and I can honestly think I've seen more entertaining football at McDiarmid this season already than I did all last season. Keep it up Saints!
  15. 7 points
    chips

    Old Perth - Picture Thread

    So many memories in one photo..
  16. 7 points
    SlickDT

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    Totally agree with this post. Before I'm accused of over-reacting to one result, this has been my feeling before a game was played. Whilst I'm happy about our additions this pre-season- there is a glaring weaknesses to our squad which was there last season. We need a player in the centre of the park that can control the game, especially when Davidson is in there (a player with plenty attributes but helping us play a possession style game it is not). Spoony is not that guy, Craig is not that guy and Alston is not that guy. I'm all for having two of the three of them in there as squad players. They are good options to have, they give 100% when they are needed, but they lack the quality needed to cover Millars place in the team. I'd happily let one of them move on in order to bring quality into the centre of the park. Millar did the work of two men at times in his prime and made up for the fact that in Davidson we have a central midfielder that is often better when the opposition has the ball. We need someone who is brave on the ball, who is willing to help his backline when they are under a little pressure and a player that can read a forward pass. I think that's vital to unlocking Scougall in a more advanced central position. A quality player in that role all of a sudden can improve several players around him. How many times did Millar drop back into space taking pressure off MacKay or Easton and allowing them to 'pass and go' wide. How often did he pick up on MacLeans movement into deeper positions starting attacks? How often did he give Anderson a simple 10 yard pass and take away the lack of distribution he sometimes suffers from. I'd go as far as saying a getting the right player for that role could be the difference in 5-6 places in the table.
  17. 7 points
    GMac

    Season Tickets 2018-2019

    We plebs will be given information when Kim Jong Broon authorises its issue,
  18. 7 points
    blueheaven

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    Seriously, so what? Murray Davidson did something very similar. And Liam Craig, too. To hold it against a person (years after it happened) just because they actually considered moving to a different employer because it felt like it might be right for them at the time is just petty in the extreme. Do you think that people play for Saints because it's their childhood dream? Chris Millar has been a fantastic footballer for Saints and has contributed a huge amount to our most successful ever team. That's good enough for me.
  19. 7 points
    Broon

    Season Tickets 2018-2019

    The fact its 2018 and we still don't have an online ticketing system is nothing short of embarassing. Clubs will be teleporting fans to game before we get rid of paper tickets. The lack of technology undermines all the good work we do to encourage young fans to come to games.
  20. 6 points
    Get in good goal
  21. 6 points
    No. Its a slippery slope towards getting OF Colt teams in the lower divisions, which I am completely against. To support this would be hypocritical. Say no to Colts.
  22. 6 points
    Think it's been straight after the final game since the groups came in. Definitely was straight after the Dundee derby one season. Also..
  23. 6 points
    Agreed. Motherwell have shown that it only takes employing the right person to improve PR. Even Falkirk had a great PR day yesterday, getting their fans excited about potential new signings, keeping them guessing and doing various announcements throughout the day. I genuinely don't understand Brown's thinking. He moans at the lack of fans but has there been a single mention of season tickets since they went on sale? They obviously advertised for a new media person but they have needed them for over a year now. We are weeks before the season starts and the fans know **** all about what is happening from pre-season, to strips, to potential signings. We hear from the manager today but only a rant about our goalkeeping coach being poached by another club.
  24. 6 points
    SaintDougie

    2018/19 friendlies

  25. 6 points
    jhq

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    Could Hamilton have been the guy to replace Midge? Guess we'll never know now