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  1. Dundee ban Daily Ranger

    Proves the point of only an idiot would ever buy/invest in a football club. Dundee has the fan ownership model and decided to give it up and while I don’t think the American are as corrupt as others in the past, how much would they really care if it all went wrong. Thompson I think actually does care about Utd, but obviously not as much as his dad and clearly isn’t great at running the club. Utd have a big enough fan base to survive a few bad years and enough to bail them out financially if needs be, but a prolonged spell out of the top flight will erode that and as Saints/Hamilton/Raith/Ayr etc all show, once you loose enough fans from the habit, it’s very very difficult to attract them back or attract new ones.
  2. Dundee ban Daily Ranger

    Doesn’t sound too clever at dens financially, but it’s the state of our game and the terrible media deals the league gets, that means all clubs are one or two seasons away only from disaster. I wonder if the goings on over the street increase the likelihood of a ground share at the site at Campersdown? The Hendry money will help Dundee, but shows that for most clubs, they are reliant on selling a player every few seasons. Not sure Saints have much in the way of sellable assets at the moment.
  3. St Johnstone v Ross County 3pm 24/02/18

    Was just about to post exactly this! Very noticeable today too that they players seemed to be more relaxed and playing with a smile on their faces. (Maybe the joy of not having to listen to the winging fanny that is Foster). Ando much like his old self. We looked great all over the park and as above Kane looks to have added a physical side to his game, but also he’s being much more clever in where he positions himself. County are so bad, I think they will ensure we get playoffs at worst this season. Souter for all positive noises you hear about him is utter garbage. So slow and cannot pass to save himself. If we can take something from Rangers, then what looked like a poor month, might actually end on a bit of a high. Much more like watching the saints of old.
  4. Celtic v St Johnstone 18/02/18 3pm

    Hopefully that kind of performance and a point we wouldn’t have been expecting to pick up gives the players great confidence going into some very tricky looking games. Kerr looking more and more like a first pick and turning into a very tidy defender.
  5. Celtic v St Johnstone 18/02/18 3pm

    Do you really think there is a saints fan out there or on here who would actually want us not to win?!? We have been rank rotten of late, but today was a great performance, so well organised and solid. That’s the Saints we have become used to and standards have slipped of late. Let’s hope thats the start of a good run for us and a push for top 6.
  6. Lack of Ambition or Direction

    Tommy would argue that the money from MOH was used on wages for the likes of Swanson, Alston and ultimately Scougall, but you are correct, we’ve rec’d fees and yet not gone out and spent any of it. The £50k we spent on Davidson and Cuptie was well worth it and slightly frustrating that we never seem to actively pursue players from other clubs other than pre contracts. However, I suspect Brown doesn’t want to pay a fee and to be honest, I can sort of see why he doesn’t give Tommy much, much of his signings haven’t been great. Obviously he’d argue he can only sign the quality of player that he is given fund for And that conflict I think is much of the problem. I don’t think we have any kind of a scouting network, so signing the likes of Main, Moult or Keown would be unlikely.
  7. Hearts v Saints Sat February 10th Scottish Cup 5th Round

    Any idea of how many tickets we have sold?
  8. Player Contracts + Transfers

    I think his point is that some of that team are deemed untouchable and cannot be criticised. We should be eternally greatful to that team, but it shouldn’t deter from that fact that a good portion of them that are still here are passed their sell by date.
  9. Player Contracts + Transfers

    Think it makes sense as he’ll be on a fair wage, by our standards. Depends on whether we bring someone in though or use the freed wages for the rest of the season to maybe pay a small fee for the Killie player. I never rated Paton, but I’d have freed others before him. Maybe we can’t/couldn’t agree to let others go.
  10. Player Contracts + Transfers

    I don’t think TW has realised that though, or they wouldn’t keep starting games. As much as I think Ando And Macca are not cut out for this level anymore, they both still have parts to play. If we weren’t such a streamlined club, you’d keep your record appearance holder and Wiley old striker involved behind the scenes coaching others and generally being club ambassadors. Its actually a shame for fans to start giving them pelters given what they have contributed and both give 100% every game, but it’s tommy and Callum’s jobs to identify their slide and rectify or replace. Spoony frustrates so much though. Bags of talent there, but we can’t rely on a once in four of five outstanding performance and dross the rest of the time. I get the feeling that the intentions is to see out the season and build again for next season, which is fair enough if we can see out the season without getting relegated which is looking harder and harder each game.
  11. St Johnstone v Partick Thistle, 27 January 2018

    And while we have got lucky with this a few times in the past, we have had the luxury of points and decent league position to allow rusty players to get up to speed. We don’t have that now, if we slip further now, we’ll get sucked into the relegation battle if we aren’t there already. We need to bring in players that can make an instant impact and that costs money that we will just not spend. Big week ahead for Brown and Wright.
  12. St Johnstone v Partick Thistle, 27 January 2018

    Spot on. Same old dross on the pitch. Pains me to say it, but Macca, Ando, Liam and Midge are all done at this level. Too much to change in Jan, but we really need to be planning now for the summer. Spoony is massively out of his depth and I’d let go this week tbh. Kane looked good when he came on and Scougall impressed.
  13. Colt sides

    Absolute farce. Benefits no one other than Rangers and Celtic. Forcing sides to have a totally messed up league where some teams can get promoted and others not too makes a total joke of the whole league. The challenge cup shows that the crowds are just not there.
  14. Player Contracts + Transfers

    I think he might need a game or two, but if we get the Swanson back that left, then I’d take him back. The reality is we cannot compete with bigger clubs for the wages to keep the likes of him or MOH. We really need to develop our own and make good money on them. Swanson will do us until the summer, then we get MOH back on loan and then Swanson again and then...
  15. Player Contracts + Transfers

    I wouldn’t be surprised though if he puts maybe Hendry out on loan, depending on how long he is contracted for.