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  1. Season Tickets 2018-2019

    I’m sure there will be someone along to say that you don’t need to worry about selling season tickets yet, but my god, there really is poor organisation at the club. A new marketing bod is welcome, but what have they been doing for that last however many months? Also, on the ST’s is it that they just don’t want to sell them yet or is there some sort of hold up? I mean it’s not like they knew there’d be a close season coming up and they'd need to not only sell, but actively market the season tickets, strips, advertising etc. You see more commercial aptitude at non league clubs, a business with a what 5/6 million pound turnover should really be doing much much better. Don’t like slagging off Saints as there is many good quality folk working there, but we are miles behind other clubs our size and smaller. I say this all not because I have some sort of grudge, but because like the rest of us, I want the club to have as many fans as possible and to kick on. Unless you went past McD, someone in Perth would be hard pushed to tell that there is even a club here at all!
  2. Saints Kit Supplier 2018/19?

    True, but Campus has always stocked Saints kits and been supportive of the club selling tickets etc. The club should be supporting local businesses where it can. A club store would be great, but would still like to see that link retained. Maybe a strip/sponsor/shop launch with a new signing?
  3. Saints Kit Supplier 2018/19?

    I think it would be a bit rubbish for Campus to loose out in selling Saints kits after backing the club for so long. Would rather if there was a club store, then it was with a tie up with campus. Maybe a better idea would be to incorporate a sports bar (enhanced muirton) open during the week showing football games plus shop connected to it during the day or something like it. Could we get on line ticket sales as part of the tie up?
  4. Saints Kit Supplier 2018/19?

    Really hope that we don’t end up with something horrific. I’d rather puma or something, but if we end up with BLK or something like them, then I’d either go for something plain and simple, blue top with white flashes with plain white shorts and socks OR something total mental like a hologram of Tommy’s face in the design with pink trims!! Usually.... the first kit from a new company is decent, so hopes are high. Anyone actually know when we actually annouce the new kit?
  5. Player Contracts + Transfers

    I think you can see from the last few games, the plan next season will be to play either Spoony or Alston as the defensive midfielder. Neither for me fit that role overly well, but I’d feel more comfortable with Alston there as Spoony gives the ball away too much. The 1 year deal is telling, if he doesn’t settle in there, he’ll be away in Jan. You can deduce from who has signed, been given a contract or let go, that he must have another wide option lined up if he is bringing Alston into the middle. Dare I say Templeton? Also suspect another striker. Kane becomes the main man, Hendry becomes the ‘Kane’/young backup, which leaves a space for a more experienced striker to come it. My only real concern is the lack of depth in goal and maybe a CB too light, especially if we continue to play 3 at the back.
  6. Club Sponsor

    Or Springfield homes.....
  7. St.Johnstone V Partick Thistle - Sat 28th April

    Thought in spells we looked ok today. Ando had a mare for the first 20 mins, but was ok after that. If there was players there playing for their futures, it didn’t look like it. Thought Willock looked the part today. You can see the improvement game time has given him. The ref was horrific though, very poor all game. Booking young Robertson was a poor call. Sometimes you have to wonder about them. Appreciate it was late in the game and Partick were pushing for a goal, but if the slowing the game down was at any other time of the game or any other circumstance, then it wouldn’t be a booking. If they can judge a situation like that and deem it a booking, then a ref should be wise to a 16 year old and maybe have a word. In my view a ref (at whatever level) is as well as being an official should be a coach on the laws and rules of the game.
  8. Season Tickets 2018-2019

    I think the benefits of selling them early are for both the club and the fans tbh. The club gets revenue earlier, so can budget better as well as all the usual upsides of having cash sitting there. If it wasn’t advantageous, then no club would sell them early. For the fans, if they are paying by DD then would be more practical to just keep it going and pay over 12 months on a rolling basis. Decision is then to give up a season ticket, as opposed to get one for the next season. I do however think having a season ticket is becoming less attractive year on year at saints. Not so much what goes on on the pitch, but games getting moved etc. Not all fans can make midweek games or Friday nights. Not just for Saints, but I think if a fixture is moved from its originally published date at the start of the season, then fans should be compensated in some way or be able to sell that games ticket back to the club, with the SPFL picking up the bill.
  9. Saints Kit Supplier 2018/19?

    Tres Bon!
  10. Hampden Park

    Mount Florida isn’t far away at all, 5 min walk at best. Don’t mean put in an extra line, but redevelop platforms etc so that people can flow faster. It’s as far if not less than the stations around Wembley which got an upgrade when it was rebuilt. SPT have been upgrading their network, so would welcome the potential to share costs etc. I know the Hydro is oval, but the same principle can apply re sectioning bits off. Lesser Hampden is ok, but to make playable for league games by Queens Park, it would need a fair bit of work. That’s in part why they played at Airdrie a few years back. Agree thought, car park wouldn’t be desirable to council, but if it meant cars of the surrounding roads and easier traffic management, then that might make it attractive. Tgere is a lot that could be done to The surroundings of Hampden as it is that would improve things, but nothing will get done unless being part of a larger project.
  11. Hampden Park

    It’s a tough one what to do with Hampden, on the one hand, the stadium is terrible, rebuild was so badly done, poorly utilised and terrible public transport facilities, however, on the other hand, the location is actually better than most folk make out, it’s got genuine history and most importantly, it’s neutral. If it is to stay as it is, then leave and bulldoze it. However, if there is a total overhaul, then I’d say stay. No cheep, but I’d; Level the whole place and build a tiered ‘square’ stadium, incorporate a rebuild of mount Florida station and with the extra space, create multi story parking. The squared tiered set up would allow to minimise the capacity for lower expected crowds. The hydro does this with black curtains at different levels to close off unused seats. Controversial, but I’d level lesser hampden too, but allow Queen’s Park to play at a tidied up Cathkin Park, which could also double as a Scotland training base and even Glasgow warriors. Not cheep, but could be funded by clubs in exchange for larger cut of gate receipts from club games there, naming rights, govt funding and by allowing a hotel built on the lesser hampden site.
  12. Player Contracts + Transfers

    I think loosing either Macca of Mannus would have been unexpected and won’t hamper the team on the pitch just too much, but would be worried if you loose too many senior pros in one summer, especially if as expected Midge goes and possibly Ando and Davidson too. Lot of experiance there, not just of the league, but of the club and what it is all about. Team needs freshening up and like you, excited to see what shape it will take. Tommy will really be judged on just how right he gets these signings. Pure guessing, but I think Doolan from Partick would be a ready made replacement for Macca if they go down. Or maybe even Billy Mackay. Not expecting a wow signing, but Tommy will have bit more wages to play with than he has for a while, so depends on whether he goes with quality over quantity.
  13. Alan Mannus

    We are very fortunate that we have 2 very able keepers at the club at the moment. Mannus has served the club excellently. He will be forever associated with the golden period and most rightly be in many fans all time 11. Sort of lost amongst everything, but he had some excellent saves in the cup final. From not having much of expected of him when he came in as backup to Enckelman, he’d have been delighted if you’d have told him how many games he played for us and what he has achieved. I suspect that if he didn’t move on now, Clark would be looking for assurances from Tommy that he is number 1 or he would be looking to move on himself. He’s young for a keeper, but I suspect ambitious to play at a higher level and needs to be a regular to do that.
  14. Saints Kit Supplier 2018/19?

    I think TTL just gave up on Saints. The club I assume chooses the kits (last seasons was particularly horrific) but TTL will provide the training gear. Couple of the training tops look decent, but not on their website. I’d be happy with a Macron or such like, although would be pretty good to see Saints in Nike or Adidas. Template kits are ok, but you always feel like you pay silly money for someone to stick a badge and sponsor on a cheep top. I like the kits where the badge and sponsor etc are part of the material, not just a stitch/iron on.
  15. Season Tickets 2018-2019

    I’d say everything at the club is on hold until it is mathematically confirmed that we cannot go down. Expect as soon as that is the case, we will see contracts etc all getting signed. Wont hold my breath though on some great promotion of season tickets or any increase in sales. No one to promote it from the club like before and I think going by the recent gates and missing season ticket holders, we’ll be well down on even this year. Would love to see something like Huddersfield did a few years back with the £100 adult season tickets, but there is no way saints could afford to take such a hit and we wouldn’t get the upsurge to justify it. Would however, like to see the club trying to sell itself a bit more. Defining silence from the club at the moment. I assume we have a new kit manufacturer signed up, but heard nothing yet. All the good work building up the community engagement over the last few years seems to have died off and if it’s not, it’s certainly not overly visible.