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  1. Richard Foster

    It's common with him. At the Partick league game a few weeks ago someone behind me gave him a pelter about being caught offside in the 2nd half. By his reaction, I honestly thought Foster was about to jump the gate and do the guy.
  2. Saints v Hibs 9-9-17

    It's only Thursday... Withdrawal symptoms?
  3. Tommy for Rangers

    This "Saints have no right to be where they are in the league" garbage is utter horse, and so discredited. Points matter, not budget or number of fans. Still it is a BBC hack so perhaps we shouldn't be surprised...
  4. Player Contracts + Transfers

    Ha ha! One who scores goals and wins games for you, eh Pedro?
  5. Player Contracts + Transfers

    It will be a case of "That information on a strictly need to know basis, and right now you don't need to know". It's a power thing...
  6. Player Contracts + Transfers

    Cr&p journalist thinking: Available striker...another club looking at him...St Johnstone maybe looking at signing a striker...Saints must also be interested!..."Story!" 2 + 2 does indeed make 5 in their world...
  7. Player Contracts + Transfers

    Was thinking Goodwillie might be a worth a punt. I'd be surprised if he didn't still have goals in him at this level. As you say he'd be cheap and would be keen to prove himself. Problem is folk who are desperate to take offence at him on behalf of someone else...
  8. Player Contracts + Transfers

    Ok to avoid hair-splitting, I agree that Saints don't HAVE to tell anyone anything (apart from your afformentioned HMRC). I'm thinking about it this way - as the owner of a business largely dependent on customers through the door, my reputation would be at risk if I didn't keep existing customers up do date with my intentions. It's called PR. It's even more crucial that I do this after changes to my business that may be perceived negatively - and absolutely neccessary if my customers have other options where to spend their money (in Saints case, going elsewhere on a Saturday afternoon, or saving their gate money for something else). Nobody is saying that the current situation would make or break someone's attendance this coming Saturday - however, you can't deny PR has been a problem with the club for a while. Anyhoo, we're kind of getting off topic...
  9. Player Contracts + Transfers

    Absolutely. If you think that effectiveness of communication wouldn't affect the way would-be supporters feel about going to games, let's hear it.
  10. Player Contracts + Transfers

    I'm saying that Saints absolutely have a duty to clarify, if not set, the expectations of their paying supporters when a vulnerable area of the team is affected. Any business selling anything that wants to maintain goodwill with it's paying public has the same duty if things change and leave a negative perception. If particularly part-time fans don't think it's likely they'll see goals scored or Saints win as a result of a 1st team regular going on loan, that lack of communication is not exactly going to convince them otherwise - and there are those that are in full panic mode because of it.
  11. Player Contracts + Transfers

    No. Supporters feeling alienated and let down by the club = drop in attendances. Read the post.
  12. Player Contracts + Transfers

    We are unlikely to be able to outbid many clubs for any player worth having, so that argument doesn't wash. Saints signings come because there's a package available to them to develop as players, certainly not cash.
  13. Player Contracts + Transfers

    My point was about the effectiveness or otherwise of Saints PR - an ongoing issue that's been talked about to death on here, as you know. What anyone would want them to say about this situation is a bit of a moot point, but the facts at the moment are these: 1) A first team player has gone out on loan 2) That player is a striker, an area we are short of players in 3) Paying supporters WILL think, "ah that must mean a new signing" 4) The longer Saints leave it without clarifying intentions, the more frustrated supporters will become (and they are, on several websites), alienating them and potentially causing a drop in attendance at games. Even coming out and saying they have no plans to sign anyone is better than silence. PR - It's not really that complicated.
  14. Player Contracts + Transfers

    Where did he say that? It's nearly 2pm now, and that's the first time that's been mentioned on here today. Great if he did say it, but clearly as per my point about effective communication, it's been said somewhere that doesn't really have that great a reach.
  15. Player Contracts + Transfers

    So would he be a 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th choice signing? Truth is, it's comical. Folk have put 2 and 2 togther and got 5. 1st Team alleged striker who couldn't hit a barn door goes on loan, so that must mean someone's coming in. Other than a couple of comments by the manager last week, there has been absolutely NO indication that Saints are going to bring anyone in. My opinion is that same as the poster yesterday in that the loan-outs have been done to balance books. Let's face it if you're not doing the job your paid for (ie score goals) you might as well do that elsewhere... Saves Saints a few quid. This will be another season of "go with what we have". Hugely disappointing, but certainly not unexpected. The thing you can take aim at is that this is another triumph for the mighty Saints PR machine. Of course Kane on loan was out of leftfield, which caught us all out. Of course supporters would think the way they are regarding a replacement. However, Saints communication to those supprters, as per usual, is completely and utterly useless...