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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 and 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. 11 points
    PauloPerth

    Ask Brown a question

    That's me done. This is just my interpretation of what was said. If others were in attendance and read it differently then please comment. I'm not trying to pitch it from any particular viewpoint, just how i picked it up. I quite strongly believe that things like this should be in the wider domain and are not just for the few who attend. Next time if the club filmed it I think it would be great. Though you might would not get the same level of openness on certain issues possibly. Overall, very worthwhile in my opinion and well done to those who were involved in it.
  6. 10 points
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 9 points
    blueheaven

    Taxi for Tommy?

    Very sad to see a small number of people on here continually trying to imply that all Tommy has done for us is win the Cup (especially when they're doing things like making up the formation we supposedly played to make him look worse). He has consistently succeeded with Saints and delivered strong league finishing positions - a better run of league positions than any other Saints manager has ever achieved. I'll also repeat what I say on here quite often, which is that every single time we've gone through a slump of bad results under Tommy, he has successfully managed to pull us out of it. When people start trying to downplay our greatest ever manager's achievements I really start to wonder about what their agendas are. And no I don't think he should be above all criticism - but surely there's some middle ground between criticising a manager and leaping straight to the knee-jerk reaction of calling for him to be replaced.
  10. 9 points
    Dooj

    Player contracts and transfers

    I've lost track. Are we getting a minibus from Aberdeen out of all this or not?
  11. 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.
  12. 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!
  13. 9 points
    dave mc

    Player contracts and transfers

    Any chance of Jack and Victor carrying out their bromance on their own thread?
  14. 9 points
    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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 8 points
    Kane has his uses. I doubt he'll ever score 15-20 goals in a season but he works hard and would be a decent foil for a goalscorer. Certainly don't think he's anywhere near as bad as he's made out to be at times.
  19. 8 points
    Debate not slag off

    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
  20. 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!
  21. 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
  22. 8 points
    bankfoot saint

    Player contracts and transfers

    Kerr signs new contract till 2022 happy days
  23. 8 points
    Their written English is better than the average Celtic fan IMO.
  24. 8 points
    rik2304

    Player contracts and transfers

    Which will be dictated by your own browser history...........
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 8 points
    chips

    Old St Johnstone And Muirton Photos

    Miss this place...
  28. 8 points
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-45730666 Good work from Andrew and Peter being highlighted by the BBC.
  29. 7 points
    Pat McGroin

    Player contracts and transfers

    Think everyone is being a bit harsh on Vimann. The guy’s been here 5 mins, in a new country, new team mates and also still very young. How about giving him a chance to bed in. Worth remembering that Tommy saw him playing against NI and liked what he saw, so there’s likely a player in there.
  30. 7 points
    In the first half, we were playing some sexy passing football without providing any cutting edge in the final third. We were as potent as a 90 year-old man. We addressed those issues in the second half and fully merited at least a draw. Matty Kennedy and Michael O'Halloran were playing at the level I'd hope and expect from them. A few sloppy passes aside, Ali McCann is developing into a mature and technically impressive young player. Liam Craig provided a lovely assist for MOH's goal. The defence looked more settled with the central pairing of Gordon and Kerr, although the former understandably took a wee while to warm into the game and made a couple of mistakes with the ball at his feet in the first half. Tanser and Duffy made very good use of the ball and I'd be happy to see the latter getting a run in the team, even if Foster eventually works his way back into contention with consistently good behaviour. With all of the negativity surrounding the club at the moment, the players deserve a lot of credit for showing immense character once again. Sure, there were negatives that I'm glossing over somewhat. It wasn't acceptable to lose our concentration and concede a goal so soon after scoring. I mainly feel positive today, but this doesn't change the situation. With a couple of decent signings, we could do very well. Without them, we could struggle over the course of a season. This is a very tight league and there's such a fine line between achieving top six and becoming embroiled in a dogfight near the bottom.
  31. 7 points
    Every goal we concede is due to someone in our team either not doing their job good enough or taking a risk that doesn't come off. Danny is getting made a scapegoat by many, pretty unjustly imo. Folk can go on about him not being value for money but you could go through the whole side and there's plenty who aren't. Danny can be a game changer, we will need that at times this season, I'd keep the chubby wee bouncer batterer.
  32. 7 points
    Radford 72

    Taxi for Tommy?

    I'm going to do something very dangerous and mention politics. The argument from those negotiating Brexit is they need to have no deal on the table to get a (good) deal. Equally, I don't think it helps us to talk about TW having a free hit effectively. He should feel under a bit of pressure. He has taken the conscious choice to shake up this squad so will have to live or die by that decision. Where we are now isn't a result of bad fortune that the manager has earned the right to remedy, he has put us in this position. We've had bad runs in the past and the club (absolutely correctly) haven't wavered in their support of him. This feels different though. What isn't acceptable is the language used at times. Whatever happens with TW, the respect for him should never diminish. And as for those that actively seem to be willing him to fail? What a miserable existence.
  33. 7 points
    Sky news had a bit about it earlier. Just seen the banner at the bottom said " May goes to Palace"
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 7 points
    Dave H

    Manager of the Month

    Decemeber 2018 - 6-0 win over Hearts
  39. 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.
  40. 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??
  41. 7 points
    Tommy won us the Scottish Cup. I will never, ever call for his sacking under any circumstances whatsoever. Behave yourselves.
  42. 6 points
    Coltrane

    TW defends Chris Kane

    Always support all our players - on form or struggling!! Good luck to the lad!!
  43. 6 points
    Despite a shaky start in defence , a young Saints side took the lead in the opening minutes through Jordan Northcott. The diminutive Hamilton & McFarlane's pace on the wings caused the Cove defence problems on a very heavy pitch. Apart from Martin Scott, who came on as a sub. (and scored) , the rest of the Cove players came off a 5-0 victory against Edinburgh City, Chances were created at both ends and Cove equalised from a cross from the left in the 27th minute. Max Johnstone , making his loan debut in goal, allowed a tame header from the unmarked Brown to squirm into the net, despite getting both hands to the ball. H/t. 1 - 1 The heavy rain continued throughout the game and it came as no surprise that the Saints guys tired as the game wore on. Despite this , they were still creating chances on the break , notably rounding the keeper , but not able to get a telling finish from a tight angle. Also a thundering shot from the left of goal which came crashing off the crossbar. Cove introduced their Big Guns , Martin Scott and man of many clubs (Aberdeen , Arbroath , Brechin , Alloa , Dumbarton , Raith ) Mitch Megginsoni inthe 61st minute. The outstanding Liam Gordon making his comeback from injury was replaced by Calum Rae in 75 minutes. 4 mins. later Cove went in front when Park scored from close range. Cove put the result beyond doubt when Megginson (81) and Scott (88) added to the score line. Despite the scoreline the Saints acquitted themselves very well in front of an appreciative support. Strength and experience told in the end. Max Johnstone had a debut to forget , although he pulled off a few good saves.
  44. 6 points
    Look on the bright side........... Only 3 points off the top of the league .
  45. 6 points
    Friends from Spain , Hercules from Alicante. Great weekend with the lads from the Curva sur.
  46. 6 points
    Kyle

    Player contracts and 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.
  47. 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
  48. 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! :-)
  49. 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.
  50. 6 points
    Get in good goal