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  1. 13 points
    It would be nice if we could repay their fans for that final day v Gretna. Shower of bastards.
  2. 10 points
  3. 8 points
    Pat McGroin

    Season Tickets

    Just bought my first season ticket in 18 years, not that i’ll use it much, as it’s a 170 mile round trip to Perth, but it’s amazing what online sales can achieve! Managed to get the same 2 seats that I sat in 25 years ago with my Grandad when he started taking me to Saints games as an added bonus!
  4. 8 points
    garydavidson

    Happy Anniversary

    Five years already! I made the below into an anniversary card for a United fan I work with, he won't be speaking to me today
  5. 5 points
    GMac

    Jason Kerr

    Kerr is still learning his trade, but is miles ahead of that lumbering oaf McKenna (I am being very polite).
  6. 5 points
    Broon

    Jason Kerr

    Watched McKenna again last night. No way is he better than Kerr. I've never seen him play well, don't get the hype at all.
  7. 5 points
    An incredible over reaction on here based on losing an absolutely nothing game, against a team scrapping for their lives.
  8. 5 points
    The Real Saints

    Happy Anniversary

    Happy 5th anniversary, everyone! Here's an alternative version of our cup song Fair Maid, put together by Saints fan Ben Freeman, which includes snippets of Liam McLeod's commentary from the 2014 Scottish Cup semi-final and final. Hope you like it! If you do, it's available for free download at https://theshrugs1.bandcamp.com/releases
  9. 5 points
    Was that not what we used to call a "Dundee game"? I know they are not down yet but on the way home I thought back to that game in 1962 when they won the league at Muirton and sent us down. Well as Del gestured to the Celtic support last week "up yours"!
  10. 4 points
    BH, Forest Green are another Gretna with an arrogant owner with cash to splash and outbids teams well above their level. They are also the new media darlings, who seem to ignore their anti-football tactics, which made Tranmere’s victory over them in the playoffs even sweeter.
  11. 4 points
    Winner 33 points: Matty Kennedy 2nd Place 30 points: Jason Kerr 3rd Place 24 points: Drey Wright + Zander Clark 18 points: Chris Kane 17 points: Scott Tanser 15 points: Liam Craig 14 points: Tony Watt 12 points: Liam Gordon 10 points: Blair Alston + Ross Callachan 9 points: Murray Davidson 8 points: Richard Foster 7 points: Joe Shaughnessy  4 points: Steven Anderson + Danny Swanson + Michael O'Halloran + David Wotherspoon 2 points: Stefan Scougall 1 point: Callum Hendry I will post the total vote numbers tomorrow, don't have the spreadsheet handy today.
  12. 4 points
    Blimey. Two Mays binned in one morning. What a time to be alive.
  13. 4 points
    Valentino Bolognese

    Season Tickets

    OK, so my last post on the matter as it's reminding me of working for a company I hated. These systems in essence are really simple and we should be pleased that we're using it. RFID chip > chip reader > network connection > database. The chip identifies the user. Information associated with user is on the database (e.g. name, seat number, birthday, shoe size ... whatever information you want really). Technically you can put more information on the chip, but that just puts the cost up for no real advantage. There will also be other databases, i.e. McDairmid seating inventory, and sales management tools. If the club want all Ormond stand users, or everyone with size 10 shoes, or whatever, to have access to the Main stand it should be a 5 second job, as should allocating seats as they are sold. All you need to do is change the appropriate data. The data isn't on the card. That would be like saying that all your current account information is 'on' your debit card. Be as sarcastic as you like about 'expert posters', but I have actually specified and bought similar systems and what you have quoted from the club, is, basically, what @garydavidson and I are saying, with some extra stuff about encryption to make people feel secure and reassured. The point is that this is a welcome move from the club and provided they have bought from a decent supplier and have a proper rollout plan, training etc this is very positive move for the club which I'm sure will provide a better fan experience and be a good investment. Also seems to me that they are (sensibly) keeping some human operators at the turnstiles, at least until the system has bedded in, who would be able to manually open the gates if someone's made an arse of the database. So well done Saints.
  14. 4 points
    Debate not slag off

    Youth Academy News

    Well today saw my lad play his last ever game for saints in a 4 4 draw against St mirren, a young lad scored one John Robertson scored 2 and my lad scored a topbin screamer from 25 yards and set up Johns second with a minute left with some great skill in the box and a lay of to John, the journey has been fun but its now over, I'm not going to give the full story of what's happened this season but a complaint was made by myself as my conscious wouldn't allow me to let it to the young boys for next season, but I received no response from saints, thanks to all who engaged with me over the course of my time on here and the ones that listened to my point of view as an outsider looking in, and didn't abuse me for doing it, Ps number 49 tomorrow for saints one for the future
  15. 4 points
    montrosesaintee

    Happy Anniversary

    What a day that was!! We should do it again sometime...
  16. 4 points
    Broon

    Zander Clark

    Exactly the performance I wanted from him in front of the scouts
  17. 4 points
    Cagey

    Stjohnstone v Motherwell 11 th may

    It was good to see the 2 best young players in Scotland on the park today. No not Turnbull & Hastie. Jason Kerr & Liam Gordon.
  18. 4 points
    Broon

    Stjohnstone v Motherwell 11 th may

    Up there with one our best performances of the season. Davidson was incredible, harking back to his performances that seen him called up to the Scotland squad. He had everything, including a finely taken goal. Spoony and Craig also had fine games. You can't deny that when Spoony plays wide we play better football. He works so well with whichever fullback he plays with. Two fingers to the twats in the stand that are on his back constantly. Good player. No failures at the back either with a special mention to Tanser who was class again. Strikers worked hard and caused problems. Kane should have had a few goals again, his finishing is poor. He's a nuisance though. Well played Saints.
  19. 4 points
    Bruno Strasser

    Zander Clark

    Inevitable he would move on but after 40 plus years of following the club it still hurts when a player moves to the Old Firm. Irrational but still gets under my skin. Was hoping for him and Saints it would be a move down south.
  20. 4 points
    Cagey

    Scottish Football

    A Celtic & Scotland legend & great captain in the days when I didn't hate OF. RIP big man.
  21. 4 points
    ejksjfc

    Winter Break

    Because the SPFFSPSFPL are pandering to the old squirm to allow them to feck off to Dubai or wherever there is a lucrative friendly awaiting.
  22. 4 points
    Kyle

    Reserve League News 2018/19

    If all this is true - I have no reason to doubt it but equally this is the first I've heard of such a big issue - then this should definitely be reported to higher ups at the club. Whether the players are good enough or not is irrelevant - they deserve to be treated with respect. Giving players constructive feedback is totally different to being abusive and that surely can't go unchallenged.
  23. 4 points
    I'd like Saints to build a structure where the young players are good enough to step in. Liam Gordon did it in an important cup game at Aberdeen a couple of seasons ago. Is it unreasonable to think we could have a defender or two, a midfielder or two and a forward capable of doing that? I don't think so. Hamilton struggle because they have one of the lowest budgets in the league. The fact they play youths and survive is a positive and not the negative you've just painted it as. And were Falkirk not doing well until they ditched their academy? Filling their squad with shite from England certainly hasn't served them better. I think both those clubs are/were good examples of how to run an academy. I pretty much disagree with you on every aspect of this. To have a group of players that don't lose a game in a year and have no outfield player make the grade is a very poor reflection on the development pathway. Are we really to believe that if they were good enough to beat anyone put in front of them at that level that not a SINGLE one of them is good enough to make it into our first team squad? Trying to paint this as simply frustrated parents letting off steam is unfair. These guys are seeing our youth system and handling of young professionals at first hand and are making good points that deserve more respect.
  24. 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.
  25. 4 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
  26. 3 points
    sleepless

    Player contracts and transfers

    well if he just takes a wee drop to £51k a year he'll be in our price range.
  27. 3 points
    541ntees

    Happy Anniversary

    Listening to Wednesday nights sportsound podcast and a person in the audience asked the panel what their favourite Scottish cup moment was all the players said when they won it. Tom English said without a doubt saints winning it as it had a special feeling that no other final has had
  28. 3 points
    sixties saintee

    Drey Wright

    Saying he is hoping to be fit for start of season, Great news
  29. 3 points
    Final game of the season, and I'm coming up for it. I hate bloody Hamilton and their shit ground and their plastic pitch, but this was the only date I could make. Since they lost tonight against the fake Saints, they're still in danger of being in the play-offs. Let's make that happen. Saints to win - 3-0. Hat-trick to someone, because it seems like an awful long time since we last had one.
  30. 3 points
    Thanks for comments guys and big thanks to Steve McQ for enabling us all to have fun throughout the season. Tend not to post often but enjoy reading the banter. Abernethy - maybe a change of strategy next time - the fast start was good but running out of puff and running up the white flag indicates some warm weather, high altitude training might be beneficial :). sixties and Hoodlum seem to be in a wee world of their own ! 541 - you sure gave me a scare or two ! Looking forward to next season, going off for some warm weather training, beer and ouzo in preparation for a three in a row attempt!.
  31. 3 points
    It wasn’t a nothing game for those in the Saints end who’d stumped up their hard earned and given precious time to give the team a backing to have that performance served up.Almost feel St.Mirren are due an apology.
  32. 3 points
    Abernethy Saint

    Season Tickets

    Anyone buying anything other than a pie and bovril at the football should, frankly, be taken out the back and shot. Several hours of torture should be included for anyone even momentarily considering buying some shite with “chorizo” in it. This should be increased to several days torture for those who spend the time in the queue arguing about how to pronounce “chorizo”. I’m willing to consider exceptions for small children, women and other oddities.
  33. 3 points
    ...or perhaps look at discussing a feeder team arrangement with Jeanfield Swifts?
  34. 3 points
    That was a pretty dull game of football that we should of taken three points from- two workmanlike teams with only Muzz really impressing me today. I need to see the goal again, but there is no way Zander should be beaten from that distance. Tommy decided to sneak out a 1-0 win and we cruised in 2nd gear the whole second half .... He has to take some of the blame for losing two points today. He decided not to freshen it up and once the goal from nowhere came, only Livi looked like nicking it at the end.
  35. 3 points
    I am of the opposite opinion I can see him being a first team regular with a good pre season behind him Thats what I think Tommy will be thinking as well.
  36. 3 points
    Radford 72

    Reserve League News 2018/19

    Has ANYONE claimed that loans generally aren't better than reserves? Tommy Wright wanted McCann out on loan in January 2018 and in the summer but couldn't find a taker. Without the reserves, he'd have been playing no football at all for a year. THAT is the issue.
  37. 3 points
    Debate not slag off

    Youth Academy News

    Saints 6 Fife elite 0 what a performance honestly the best I've seen all season, last time we played them saints got pumped 7 0. From back to front they out performed Fife, who are a good side, some of the goals were like watching man City, the link up play and movement from olly Hamilton, Kyle green and Jordan Northcott was amazing, the younger ones were very good as well, and they played in the new strip for only the second time this season, must admit I do like the away strip
  38. 3 points
    A win tomorrow puts us 9 points up on the same stage last season. A win to nil would mean it's our first clean sweep (four games, four wins, no goals conceded) against a team in the league since Morton in 96/97.
  39. 3 points
    Really cant quite understand the bitterness towards Joe in this situation. He's been a consummate professional for us over the last 2/3 years. He is still a young lad, who I assume has his own ambitions to play at as high a level as he possibly can, who are we to say what these are and what he could achieve. He is 100% fully entitled to survey all his options and make an informed decision when he sees fit. Just as Tommy is to take any contract offer off the table currently as he has to plan for next season. If that is with us then brilliant, if not and he gets a move elsewhere then good on him in my opinion. Wouldn't ever have a bad word to say about Joe or his time at the club.
  40. 3 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.
  41. 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
  42. 3 points
    Rob

    Have we underachieved this season?

    So at least we are top in one respect. This is points compared to this time last year.
  43. 2 points
    Thankfully you said pitches or there would have been a whole load of hurt on here
  44. 2 points
    Planning on going. Hope we travel in good numbers. Let's go down do the business.....and hope we don't have to return there next season. COYS!!!
  45. 2 points
    nickyg

    Stjohnstone v Motherwell 11 th may

    Really enjoyed yesterday best performance for a while. Very impressed these last few weeks with the defence looks very settled and Liam and Jason are both very mature. Muzz appears to be performing back at his best was immense yesterday. Mikey is also beginning to get confidence and sharpness back had a good game yesterday. And was delighted for Kane did really well to win the pen and involved in build up for second too. Pleased someone finally listened to me about Tanser taking free kicks and pens seems to be paying off with 2 goals in a matter of weeks. Just need him on corners now as Liam does have a very frustrating habit of floating them straight to the keeper.
  46. 2 points
    Stroll in the sunshine, that. Dundee didn't have a shot on target and their only possession was what we conceded to them, which was playing it between their centre halves and goalkeeper. Hard to judge performances of our own players as Dundee are clearly a league below us in terms of quality. Kennedy took the absolute pish again, Hendry started the flicks and tricks after his goal, Gordon and Shaughnessy got some heading practice and Tanser finally got his goal. Perfect.
  47. 2 points
    Going back a few years I was asked to leave a couple of youth games on the Astro as the coaches didn’t like being given the same treatment they were dishing out to the young players. Eventually managed to have a chat with one of them and explained why I was abusing him and slowly saw the penny drop, not saying he changed completely but his attitude certainly improved.
  48. 2 points
    i am reading some of the comments here and wondering if some off you actually read my posts ,so to Ali you got a watp for your comment about not taking advice from a rangers fan ,when i was trying to put over that after many successful seasons for saints in the top 6 winning the Scottish cup and getting into Europe a good few of you see that as a fluke and your in the exact position you all think the club should be and your happy with this ,also that im subconsciously bitter about my son being released thats why im ranting about it ,there was also a comment about me only saying this now about a coach because hes been released ,believe me if i met you in a pub or anywhere id have told u all long before now ,the reason i mentioned it yesterday is because of what happened yesterday after the reserve game and with some of the comments on here i just thought enough is enough . so here is the bottom line my son is being released because saints are not putting a reserve side in and he and i both accept this ,what i do not understand is why saints are doing this and what is there long term plan for the kids ,kids and parents ive known for many years . my lad as ive said is a life long saints fan who has watched and played in hundreds of games for the club and his dream was to play first team ,now he is so desperate to get away along with others who are contracted and who are being released because some have no idea what the new pathway is but all want away because of one coach and his attitude toward 99 per cent of the boys ,put it this way if your teenage kid came home from school or work and told you all the teacher or boss does all day is shout and swear in your face and runs you down when u make a mistake but does not teach you how not to make it i think you would all be pissed off,so i hope this clears all that up for the few who didnt understand the point i was trying to make .
  49. 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.
  50. 2 points
    Pretty much agree with your post but just on this small point - I'd say the disappearance of Rangers basically bumped every team in the division (other than Celtic) up one place higher than they'd otherwise have been, but it's only one place which still means we were doing bloody well under our own steam. We still got there by working hard and playing well (otherwise we could easily have been down beside Raith, Falkirk, Partick, Dunfermline and other similarly sized clubs). I don't accept Hibs having the same effect - certainly in my years of watching Saints it's been fairly normal for Hibs to be crap and we've regularly finished above them. Even this season we were above them until fairly recently. And let's not forget that the reason they went down and then couldn't get back up again for 3-4 seasons is that, for all the money they were spending, crowds they were pulling in and supposedly good players they had, they weren't good enough. To answer the thread's original question, if we finish 7th this season I'd say that overall that's a perfectly acceptable position for Saints. But yeah, of course when you look at the position we were in at New Year and consider how exciting the signings have been, the feeling of disappointment is fairly justifiable. I think it's important now that we get some good results to finish the season, get 7th place to earn as much prize money as possible, and look at getting good pre-seasons in for players like MOH and Swanson.