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  1. Development Squad News 2017/18

    OK these are all rumors and personally i do not think they are good ,the no reserves i heard this a few weeks ago ,if this is true what a disaster for saints ,what happens fo the lads who are to old for 18s ,what happens to squad players or guys coming back from injury ,what happens to the 18s when they are to old . i presumed that the reason for the reserves was to give the older youth more competitive games to bring them on better in a more challenging environment. the 18s i really cant say as its all rumours just now ,we hopefully will find out this week but we have been told nothing so far . the 17s play celtic on thursday at the astro . hopefully the next time i post it is all positive and im sure it will be as the lad has talent and has improved ten fold with the coaching there ,double figures with goals lost count of the number of assists ,he a total team player and his movement of the ball to allow other players to play is superb ,but so much to learn still
  2. Youth Academy News

    the last two games for saints have seen narrow defeats against queens park and elgin ,both games were a games of two halves in saints defense a lot of 16s have been given a chance to play ,and you could see it was a bit much for them at times ,but they learn from it . training is now finished for the 17s but there are still 3 games to play ,first is on Friday away to Stirling ,the next is on Sunday at home to inverness and their is a game against Celtic which is at home but no details as of yet .
  3. Development Squad News 2017/18

    that would be a massive mistake to scrap pro youth,times have changed boys club players have phones,ps4 etc etc now and are more into them than football ,coaching at boys club level is poor ,parents attitudes are worse than at pro youth ,pitches are crap refs are crap ,but i will salute every person that helps in boys club football ,but see if there were more people helping and they all worked together and all stuck by the rules ,and parents lazy ass attitudes changed or the bloody know all ones changed then boys club football in perth would be top notch which in turn would be good for saints and there would be just to many players to pick from for saints , but in saying that there are good local boys in the saints youth ,some very good players and id love to think that they will have a future but who knows
  4. Development Squad News 2017/18

    why are hearts playing 16/17 year old in first team games ,because they know the boys will learn quicker ,plus they are looking ahead if the boys handle it and improve then hearts can sell them and add in sell on clauses thus making money . there is so many points on here i could talk about and would love too ,but with a son in the academy who loves it at saints and to be fair im so glad he is at saints i might come across biased or in some ways a pissed of parent ,which i am certainly not . but i will say this scotland has to change its attitude towards technical good youth players and not coach it out of them ,i want to go to a game and watch players that excite me that make me go wow did you see that .i drove to elgin on Sunday and missed the old firm game .not because i knew we would get humped and celtic would win league ,but because i love watching the 17s play and my lad does make me go wow with some shit he does ,but the players around him allow him to be able to do those things ,hopefully this will continue , clubs in Scotland need to produce these types of players again so young kids want to be like them and fans will come back to watch games .not coach it out of them or discard them because they are not six foot odd and built like a tank . hopefully saints will go more down the youth route now ,which is good news for the kids and specially the fans ,if you all came to a few youth games you will be able to form your on thoughts on the future of saints and the players they have for the future .
  5. Development Squad News 2017/18

    13 subs between both teams 6 for Hamilton 7 for saints and not one sub used ,the game was awful ,there is nothing to play for so why not give others a chance ,in 17 years of coaching on and off and watching hundreds of games ,i ave never seen anything like that before
  6. Youth Academy News

    the dream is never dead and i know players who have gone to bigger clubs after being released ,its all about points off view. u17s are at home to queens park this Sunday
  7. Youth Academy News

    last week saw saints take on Stirling in Perth ,and they won the game six nil ,Olly Hamilton grabbed 3 and missed a penalty ,so when saints were awarded another penalty young Jordan northcott grabbed the ball and scored it ,Chris cant mind his second name also grabbed 2 in a very easy game against very poor opposition. this week they are away to livi with a 10 am KO . rumors and thats what they are , is that 6 members of the 17s are to be offered full time contracts ,also the u18 games will be played on a Friday . i hate this part of the season when contracts are due to be handed out ,very worrying time for all players and parents
  8. Development Squad News 2017/18

    first half saints were excellent .2nd half very poor ,players were tired ,hearts third sub was a 16 year old ,which brings me to my point of why did saints only use one sub again in a game ,the boys on bench may be 16 but how else are they going to learn ,if they are on bench use them have a bit of faith in them its very frustrating for me as a parent but more so as a fan of football.
  9. Player Contracts + Transfers

    spare a wee thought for the players in the youth teams lads ,with the u18s starting up and players leaving school ,there is going to be a few 17 year olds hoping to gain full time contracts ,and for the younger ones just hoping to continue for another season ,i know from personal experience this is a worrying time for kids and parents,would be brilliant to see any lad at 18 or younger be in the first team squad and hopefully playing regularly they'll learn quicker by playing
  10. Youth Academy News

    A wee trip to Dundee after a night out is never a good idea ,specially after 4 hours sleep ,but this time it was well worth it . the sun was out the wind was gusty and the long johns were on ,the game started of at some pace with saints playing some very good football ,the opening goal after about ten minutes came out of nothing ,with my lad winning the ball in midfield ,with his back to the goal he played it over the midfielders head and turned him brought the ball under control beat another player and struck the ball from about 22 yards into the bottom corner ,one of the best hes scored ,the game was still going at some pace but saints were comfortable until out the blue Dundee played a long ball forward which got caught in the wind and the saints defender was caught underneath it ,the Dundee striker was quicker to react and scored . a facial injury to deastie meant he was forced off and had to go to hospital for stitches ,but soon after saints were 2 1 up ,when the lad won the ball and put it on to his left foot with an inch perfect cross to young Jordan northcott who timed his run perfect and for a wee man he cant half jump ,rose and scored with the header . then disaster saints down to ten men when Ross the keeper was sent off for handling outside the box ,Kyle woolly was the man to take his place in goal and saved the resulting free kick ,half time 2 1 second half so saints play against the wind and with ten men so we had an idea Dundee would attack a lot and we would hit them on the counter ,saints defended so well but Dundee leveled with about ten minutes to go ,i did think the heads would go down but did they hell saints managed to get further up the park and the lad picked up the ball and lifted the head to play a superb ball to Jordan northcott who was running in on the angle and his first touch and control was brilliant enough to give him the right angle to shot and score to make it 3 2. and thats how the game finished an outstanding display from each member of the team from front to back they all worked so hard for each other . the younger lads also won winning 4 2 ,so a good day for the saints youth in the derby games .
  11. Youth Academy News

    there has only been one game in the last few weeks due to the snow ,with the u17s travelling to dumfries to face queen of the south ,due to other commitments i was not able to travel to the game as i thought watching the old firm game was a better choice ,but it turned out i was damned if i do or didn't,as queen of the south won the game 4 1 ,with the lad scoring the goal for saints ,there was a few of the younger boys in the starting squad so good experience for them ,this week its derby weekend with the youth squads playing Dundee on Saturday and Sunday,the 15s are at home on sat with a 12pm KO think the 16s are at home on Sunday with the 14s and 17s away on Sunday playing in scumdee
  12. Development Squad News 2017/18

    this was certainly a game off two halfs ,saints were excellent second half ,they got tighter on to the well players specially the well number 7 who was superb in the first half ,i have to agree about Jon Robertson who at 16 years old played very well ,and you could see the delight on his face that it was Jamie McKenzie that he set up to score the goal
  13. Development Squad News 2017/18

    saints were poor ,feel sorry for the young lads that drop out for first team players aswell ,there was a lot of mistakes and players have to be told about that ,its the only way they will improve
  14. Youth Academy News

    tonights u16 game against rangers is off ,sunday confirmed celtic at home 2pm ko ,come along and give your support
  15. Development Squad News 2017/18

    funny that a good celtic mate of mine asked me the same question when they played rangers in the scottish youth cup ,my answer was you cant help support the lad who ever they are playing so i pray to god he never signs for celtic ,mini phoned me yesterday and told me alex cleland said he might be playing rangers tomorrow ,i nearly chocked on my flute but it was for the 16s game they didnt know if they had enough players ,but game is called off ,i cant see tomorrows game against utd being on if forecast is right