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  1. 20 points
    This is our 10th year in the top division. In that time 18 clubs have been the league, 19 if you count 2 from Govan. Of those 18 only 5 have been in for all 10 years, Saints, Celtic, Aberdeen, Motherwell, Killie. 10 year league table up to kick off today looks like this. Celtic 861 pts, Aberdeen 570 pts Saints 504 pts Motherwell 490 pts Killie 434 pts RFC Combined 432 pts Hearts 426 pts DUFC 372 pts ICT 354 pts Hibs 306 pts Ross County 260 pts St Mirren 232 pts Hamilton 210 pts Partick 205 pts Dundee 182 pts Dunfermline 55 pts Falkirk 31pts Livingstone 30 pts Amazing record, we don't get a fraction of the credit we deserve.
  2. 14 points
    john.w

    Hibs vs Saints 03/11/18 Game 12

    4 in a row a happy Saintee in the Arctic
  3. 13 points
    Kyle

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    I honestly think there are some fans who wont be satisfied no matter what we the club/manager do. May is literally the poster boy of the cup winning team, one of our own and a player we sold for one of the highest fees we've ever received. If he is coming back, he'll be coming back whilst still in his peak years and with a lot to offer if we give him the chance to play his way into something like his old form. Reservations are understandable and I don't think this site has generally been too bad/negative about May, but jesus some of the stuff about him on that banter page and on twitter is mental. You'd think it was the second coming of Adam Morgan rather than a player who scored 27 goals in his only full season with us and who scored a double to get us into the cup final. If he does sign, I hope he actually gets a chance before he's being written off. Some of our support will be on his back immediately though, which is precisely the opposite of what a player low on confidence needs.
  4. 13 points
    It would be nice if we could repay their fans for that final day v Gretna. Shower of bastards.
  5. 10 points
  6. 10 points
    Broon

    Taxi for Tommy?

    Let's not be critical of those fans who are shouting for change. They pay their money, they aren't enjoying the football and are entitled to a view. We've now had two stinking runs this season and these runs are becoming frequent. I don't think its fair to drop Tommy yet though, he absolutely deserves a chance to fix it. He quite rightly has a wonderful reputation for building strong, direct, competitive, effective teams that defy stats on possession, expected goals and everything else. He's been a huge success for us even if the product hasn't been the most exciting. This in my opinion has seen him overlooked for many jobs as he's not seen as a progressive, modern manager. This season Tommy has decided to change perception. He's reduced the age of the squad and started adding flair on the wings and up top. It started well, we had a nice balance. The board backed him, he seen more opportunities for success and brought in more attacking players. This, in my opinion, was the mistake. Tommy's teams are built on heart and determination. Too many of the attacking players (Swanson, Mikey, Watt) just don't have those attributes. All can be match winners when things are going well but we've all, including Tommy, seen what can happen to these players when things are not. Swanson and Mikey in previous seasons have gone from hero to zero due to off the pitch issues almost overnight. Now we are in a rut. Unbalanced and with very few leaders. Less experience and struggling for form. Tommy doesn't appear to know how to make these attacking players effective without exposing the defence. He has failed to understand the type of midfielder he needs to give better players a platform to play. He's ballsed up but these players are not losers overnight. Tommy now has 7 games to find a system to make it work. If he can't he deserves the summer to find the right players to make it work. If after 10 games next season he looks to have failed then fair enough, maybe it may be time before things get too bad but let's not shit the bed and become a Dundee or a Dundee Utd. We all make mistakes, Tommy has, now it's his job to fix it. But just remember, the players need to step up here too. 11 players cross that white line on a Saturday. Tommy isn't telling them to punt the ball 80 yards in the direction they are facing every time they get the ball. They should be hurting and embarrassed and we should be seeing a reaction. If they don't, they won't have a job much longer.
  7. 10 points
    I've attempted to put together a wee video to encourage a bit more colour, noise and hopefully a few extra folk along on Saturday. Its far from professional, but if the editing isn't too dodgy, please share it about to see if we can get a bit of a 'blue and white' day on Saturday as has been suggested, and a few more Saints fans to head along. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TlRa1nK6UwE
  8. 9 points
    You don't understand free speech mate, sorry. There is a massive difference between offensive and threatening language and the ability to argue a point. You will find that the dividing line comes usually when speech is discriminatory or incites violence. Oh and the distinction between 'physical' harm and verbal abuse is nonsense. A wee look at history will give you a clue how one leads to the other, and I'm sick of reading about young adults killing themselves at record rates because of verbal bullying. Who gets to decide? Yes, the state. That's because the state embodies the legislature that creates the laws and codes that allow a civil and safe society to function. In theory we elect representatives to create such laws and appoint trained legal and enforcement bodies to ensure that the laws are enacted. This is society ensure people can go about their business without having to be harassed, harangued and vilified based on whatever spurious reason I or anyone else feels like. In exactly the same way (and for the avoidance of doubt it is EXACTLY the same) I could not walk up to someone in the street and call them an offensive name based on their skin colour. Or paint 'no blacks' on someone's front door, as recently happened in Manchester. TL:DR 'Free speech' is not the right to say whatever the hell you like, to whoever you like, in any context without any sanction, and protecting people is not 'the nanny state'. Daily Mail for that pish. If you are genuinely advocating allowing (encouraging?) an atmosphere where children can attend a football match, and if you cannot honestly see the difference between someone being racially abused in front of their kids and 'arguing against bad ideas or concepts' then you've lost the plot and are, frankly, an enabler of racism. You also seem confused about China and seem to conflate a repressive state wishing to suppress anti-authority activities with a moron abusing someone at a football game.
  9. 9 points
    So basically Rangers paid us half a million quid to borrow Mikey for a bit while he was injured. Love it. Welcome back!
  10. 9 points
    dave mc

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    Any chance of Jack and Victor carrying out their bromance on their own thread?
  11. 9 points
    The Real Saints

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    Likewise, I find your line of thinking to be quite incomprehensible. You talk about Michael O'Halloran's 'heyday' as if he wasn't playing quality football for us a mere year ago. I really doubt he has degraded into a hopeless case in the space of twelve months. Stevie May, on the other hand, is a different kettle of fish. Given the nature of his damaging injury and subsequent performances since then, it would sadly be more accurate to suggest that he may fail to capture the form of his 'heyday'. However, given certain players' propensities to reserve their best football for when they're employed by St. Johnstone FC, one must never jump to conclusions. In the case of MOH (and Danny Swanson before him), surely it's a sensible thing to sign players who we can be pretty sure will do a good job for us? I don't really understand any thinking to the contrary. Stefan Scougall is an example of someone who we took a gamble on. By our standards, he was on a very high wage. Ultimately, his signing was a waste of time and money. There's nothing wrong with that. You win some, you lose some. As far as Tommy Wright is concerned, his recent attacking acquisitions (Kennedy, Wright and Watt) have all surpassed expectations thus far. But when there's also an opportunity to bring in a tried and tested player of attacking quality, Tommy will quite rightly be interested. Especially when you take Drey Wright's injury into account. Granted, MOH's Ibrox move was a blot on his copy book. But it's no secret that a large number of their supporters took against him from day one (mainly for unedifying reasons). His performances didn't set the heather alight, but he wasn't given too many opportunities to impress and he was very much treated like an outcast during the Caixinha era. He moved as far as Australia to escape their stranglehold. It hasn't worked out for him there and he now has the opportunity to restart his career in Scotland without the constraints of Rangers and the negative influence of their prejudiced fanbase.
  12. 9 points
    Melbourne Saint

    Dundee v Saints 30/12/2018

    Well going to make it after a 43 hour trip from Melbourne. Taking my 12&14 yr olds for their first “live” game, & beleaguered wife. What better way to watch your first Saints game than a win at Dens? If we lose... it doesn’t bare thinking about. Remarkably, the game falls on our 1st Wedding Anniversary & a small celebration organised in Edinburgh. Copped some family grief from sister-in-law... “what’s more important, a football game, or your 1st Anniversary?”. I stayed silent. Responding to that comment is like walking into 20 IED’s. however, bless the wife & she moved it all to Sunday. Better bloody win now... marriage, kids riding on it.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 8 points
    sevcozombie2

    Youth Academy News

    For those that was wishing my lad well for the future just to let u know he has signed for Luncarty jfc and has refound his passion and love for the game
  16. 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!
  17. 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
  18. 8 points
    bankfoot saint

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    Kerr signs new contract till 2022 happy days
  19. 8 points
    Their written English is better than the average Celtic fan IMO.
  20. 8 points
    rik2304

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    Which will be dictated by your own browser history...........
  21. 8 points
    RandomGuy

    Dundee v Saints 30/12/2018

    Absolutely battered them, genuinely must have had about six clear chances at goal. Defence is incredible, Tansers turned into an absolute superstar. I slagged Callachan, comparing him to Paton, but he's made me look like a right fanny there, was like Muzz in his prime. Won every ball in midfielder, got forward, got back, just bullied folk, MOM for me. Spoony and Craig ran themselves into the ground. Kane was perfect for that game too, had a few chances he seemed to rush, but he's just so busy and constantly looking to get in behind. Watt deserved a goal. Three separate instances when he was surrounded by Dundee players and he somehow escaped with the ball, rushed a few efforts, was unlucky with a backheel. Kennedy is incredible, just incredible. Dundee defence was completely shit scared of him, amount of times he ran right at them, and past them, was unbelievable. They restorted to smashing his knees and running studs down his achilles, as there was no other way to stop him. What a team we have here, we'll struggle to keep it beyond this season so folk need to see it as much as they can.
  22. 8 points
    HOODLUM65

    Stjohnstone v Hamilton

    Summed it up perfectly. Tommy has found a position in the team where Liam has not got to run his legs off. Yet when the ball was fired at the Saints defence, Liam was there to pick up the pieces and rebounds and create a cool interception, which set us on our way. Those who were not there today missed out on a master class performance. C.o.y.s.
  23. 8 points
    chips

    Old St Johnstone And Muirton Photos

    Miss this place...
  24. 8 points
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-45730666 Good work from Andrew and Peter being highlighted by the BBC.
  25. 7 points
    How can Tommy go from stating his number one priority this window is a striker, to now saying we need to shift players in order to bring in new ones. So what, we spent the budget on Duffy and Parish? The PR around this is pathetic and it makes Tommy and Brown look stupid. Every single window this tired old line comes out, the clubs failure to present itself in the media appropriately is so poor and it's beginning to look like it's not a lack of resource, but just a lack of care and experience. The club needs freshening up and not just on the pitch.
  26. 7 points
    Radford 72

    Taxi for Tommy?

    Folk were moaning about the performances against Accies and Livingston after the break, so he can't really win. If he hadn't changed shape, he'd have been criticised too. Hearts played a back four, with Smith taking long throws, against Dundee a few days before they played us. The system we used was wrong on the day but, again, if he doesn't try to combat what he expects from them and we lose goals to them from set pieces or crosses again, he's criticised. Folk moan about not having a go at Celtic; you saw in the first 10 minutes of the second half yesterday what happens when you go 4-4-2 and press them. I was glad TW had a dig in his post-match interview about that. No manager gets it right all the time but thankfully we have one that does far more often than not. Also thankfully, most fans appreciate that I think and those that don't frankly wouldn't be happy with any manager we had, it's simply their (footballing perspective) nature.
  27. 7 points
    dave mc

    Dundee v Saints 30/12/2018

    Maybe if you’d had your best mate murdered outside your dads pub at this time of year,you’d not be in the best frame of mind,assuming you’ve got mates
  28. 7 points
    Found the vhs under my bed today so recorded it to dvd, ripped it to my pc and uploaded to youtube for all to enjoy
  29. 7 points
    Dave H

    Manager of the Month

    Decemeber 2018 - 6-0 win over Hearts
  30. 7 points
    Willie Miller just described the game as poor, what an idiot, that was a very competitive game with two teams in form cancelling each other out. Quite enjoyed it and a draw probably fair. I thought Jason Kerr was fantastic today. Best game I've seen from him in a saints shirt. Didn't once put a foot wrong and made several good challenges, blocks and interceptions. Tanser also impressed. Another clean sheet and a team battling for the manager once again.
  31. 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??
  32. 7 points
    Tommy won us the Scottish Cup. I will never, ever call for his sacking under any circumstances whatsoever. Behave yourselves.
  33. 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!
  34. 7 points
    chips

    Old Perth - Picture Thread

    So many memories in one photo..
  35. 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.
  36. 6 points
    dave mc

    Danny Swanson leaving ?

    Danny showed quite a few glimpses of his old self on Saturday,hope he stays at that level,all season
  37. 6 points
    jhq

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    Aye but apart from those 18, what have loan deals ever done for us?
  38. 6 points
    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.
  39. 6 points
    Radford 72

    Taxi for Tommy?

    We won on Wednesday and the manager criticised the performance. His job though is, whether folk like it or not, to keep the club in the Premiership. We can change the manager but that target won't be altered. Anything on top of that is a bonus. This manager has brought us four top six finishes, three European campaigns and a Scottish Cup. Things aren't going so well now and there will be a point he can't rely on past success but I really don't understand the mindset of those wishing that man away. I'm under no illusion that we don't play great football a lot of time but I'm not prepared to blindly bin a manager that has brought success in the hope of replacing him with someone that will replicate that with flowing football, on a budget bigger than only two or three other clubs in the division. Can anyone come up with even one name of an obvious candidate to replace Tommy Wright? If not an obvious candidate then are we really willing to gamble on replacing a manager that has never come close to getting the club relegated, which to go back the the original point, is what his remit is to avoid every season.
  40. 6 points
    Steve McQueen

    another free Saturday

    Theres nothing we can do about international wekbut Id ask Dundee to move our game with them from wed 3rd april to the 2nd march
  41. 6 points
    If anyone wonders why only five people post on this forum these days then the last two pages are the answer.
  42. 6 points
    I just talked to the SLO. She was very helpfull and she helped me with the purchasing!! If any of you want to meet before or during the game, we will be happy to. We got tickets for the East stand.
  43. 6 points
    Wendy Saints

    Michael O'Halloran

    I think he was on fire until that thug O’Dea at Dundee injured him, deliberately imo... he did enough to get a pay day at Castle Greyskull.. shouldn’t have underestimated the sectarian bile he was likely to get, but can’t blame him for trying to make the most of a short career. After that experience he probably thought the further away he got the better.. unfortunate he had a hamstring injury. I think he’s worth the chance, has pace something you can never have too much of! As for the Swanson comment, once he’s fully fit he can still do a turn for us.. 2 flare players .. what’s not to like about that! :-)
  44. 6 points
    double deluxe

    Saints v Hearts 5th December

    I think you're being very harsh on Alston and Watt. Blair's first game back in a couple of months and he's straight in at wide midfield - tough shift at the best of times (and fitness). Thought he read a couple of loose balls well and always offered himself for a pass and he did take his goal very well. Was always going to look slow and tire easily. Tony Watt again was fantastic, his hold up play is superb and his ability to beat a man whilst staying in complete control of the ball is Sanadza esq. Agree that his long range effort in the first half was the wrong decision but over the years we've been screaming out for folk to just have a pop at goal.
  45. 6 points
    slf

    Stjohnstone v Hamilton

    Most excellent performance ,absolutely braw. Also respect to all the armed forces personnel in attendance. Retired or otherwise . Thank you.we will never forget.
  46. 6 points
    Cagey

    Stjohnstone v Hamilton

    Wright Watt Kennedy. Never seen anything like that since Maskery Grant Moore.
  47. 6 points
    Get in good goal
  48. 6 points
    blueheaven

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    I don't buy this stuff for a second. You guys think that if Rangers, or Aberdeen, or any English Championship/League 1 side had dangled a bigger salary in front of his nose on deadline day that he'd have chosen Saints? Absolutely no chance. Not that it matters now, of course - he's ours and I'm very much looking forward to seeing him back in a Saints shirt - but after the way he's twice ditched us in the past let's not all pretend he's got some sort of massive loyalty to Saints.
  49. 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.
  50. 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..