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  1. Player Contracts + Transfers

    I think it's there to level the playing field. If it wasn't in place, rich clubs could simply buy up players they saw as a threat from less well off clubs at any time during a season. Apart from the fact that the ugly sisters do that anyway, but just wait until January to do it. It also means that clubs and managers have to live or die according to the wisdom (...or otherwise...) of their use of funds during the previous transfer window. Which is kind of useful, because it tends to brutally expose a completely inadequate signing strategy...
  2. Partick v Saints 28/10/17

    Nah, it's just an opinion on a football team. I'm more concerned about maintaining perspective when it's something important. Great that so many folk are able to see the positives though - keep it up...
  3. Partick v Saints 28/10/17

    My view is that Saints and Tommy Wright are stale and a busted flush. Others have at least tried to excuse away our tailspin as being "a blip"... But yours is a cracking argument, sport...
  4. Partick v Saints 28/10/17

    Guess I must be one of the "least of us" then. I have no confidence whatsoever that we are going to start scoring any time soon, let alone start taking anything out of games. We're watching a dead team with no self-belief now. I saw a lot of the Hibs side of a few seasons ago that ended with them being relegated, and this Saints team horribly remind me of that. Poor quality, predictable, bad to watch, lacking in confidence, some awful signings, and whether anyone wants to hear it or not, a management team that don't actually know how to make it better - or if they do, the're not doing it. A rebuild has been needed for a couple of seasons now, but we've not done it, and unfortunately this has been coming. At this level, unless you're a club that has cash to spend, I'm afraid everyone at a club in any capacity has a shelf life - players and managers. When a team becomes stale, the forward looking clubs that change on a regular basis generally wise up to it pretty fast. That's what's happening to us now. Other teams have sussed St Johnstone out. They know our players, and they know our game plan (when there is one). In short, they know how to win against us. As Edstar said, there's no room for sentiment. The manager failed to rebuild the team from the bottom up when he should have 3 seasons ago, and has relied on largely the same core set of players doing pretty much the same thing the same way. That team peaked back then. Look at the big sides when they win something, what's the first thing they do? Pretty much dismantle it and start again. I'm not saying that it's the manager's fault, things could have been beyond his control, but for whatever reason, it wasn't done, and we are where we are now. In my opinion, the manager needs a new challenge and Saints desperately need fresh ideas. I'd hate for this to go on and see Tommy Wright forced out under a cloud. But as I said, the comparison to Hibs under Fenlon and Butcher to they way we're playing is scary. Having said all that, we'll probably go out and beat Celtic on Saturday...
  5. Tommy for Rangers

    Surely this now means that MOH is back there in January? New manager wanting to evaluate all his players and all that...
  6. Ibrox latest...

    That's the end of the "Pedro era" then...
  7. St Johnstone v Rangers 13/10/17

    What "Saints database"?
  8. St Johnstone v Rangers 13/10/17

    Well I would have been there, but... I've been at every home game this season, and wasn't given anything like a "voucher" at the last one, or any other, so I guess that's that... Since the ground won't be anywhere near full, this is a seriously weird way to run a business. Seems there are others in the same boat. Great way to motivate folk to come along to games where they do need the numbers... As for how we'll do? Need to get our heads out of our a*** and get back to making up with our lack of fluency with maximum effort, closing down the opposition high up the pitch and tough tackling. If we don't, we'll be beaten. Heavily again, I fear.
  9. 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.
  10. Saints v Hibs 9-9-17

    It's only Thursday... Withdrawal symptoms?
  11. 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...
  12. Player Contracts + Transfers

    Ha ha! One who scores goals and wins games for you, eh Pedro?
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...