TheYellowBox

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  1. Accounts 17-18

    Shows how much we are dependent on some of the away crowds. Suspect the core saints support doesn't vary much. Better football will help, but perversely, the only way I can see a big increase in our home support is a crisis. It's all too comfortable for Saints supporters. Not that I want it, but if we had an administration or such like, a lot of the fans would 're engage' to save the club, much like, Hearts, Dundee and Motherwell. We still have a decent support, just a lot don't attend games as regularly. Pretty sure all of us could name a dozen or so saints supporters who still follow the club, but rarely attend games, for all sorts of valid and understandable reasons.
  2. Player Contracts + Transfers

    If we could somehow get Wright, Swanson, Kennedy and Sougall all to fit into the same side feeding Watt, that would be an incredible attacking line up! Every one of them real talents who could change a game in an instant. That would be a nightmare for any defence in our league to defend against!
  3. Jason Kerr

    I'd say for Clark to get a call up at saints, there will need to be a series of call offs ahead of him. Archer, Gordon, McGregor and Marshall are all ahead in McLeish's eyes, but a couple of them get injured and he's in with a shout. Would be foolish to call up bain ahead of him if he is backup to Gordon. Clarks chance was last season when he got a run in the team and Hamilton got called up. If Mannus hasn't got his place back, he might have made a squad.
  4. Jason Kerr

    Agree, I think they are capable, but will not get capped.
  5. Jason Kerr

    Hmm, I see your point, but I don't think he is ahead of McKenna or Souttar certainly. Not to mention Liam Lindsay or David Bates who are both good young defenders. Kerr just needs to keep on developing. Let's not forget, he's had less than half a season being semi regular in the top flight and Gordon even less. Hendry baffles me, he's definitely not international class and his inclusion is 100% due to who he plays for. If Kerr continues to perform to a high level for the whole season and doesn't get a look in for friendlies, then I think we could argue that he is being overlooked for who he plays for. If like to think Clark, Kerr and Watt are all capable of being in and around the national set up in the near future.
  6. Saints vs Dundee 25/08/18

    He managed to keep himself onside...Just! Was actually a similar one in the first half where he was off and Alston held on until he came back onside. First 40 mins I thought dundee looked ok, but with no real end product, but after that we controlled the game, albeit without the ball for a lot of the time, sounds odd, but we just let them knock it about in the knowledge they wouldn't hurt us. Liam was good and Alston is playing like the player I thought we'd be getting a couple of years ago. Tony Watt though, could easily get frustrated at times, but he doesn't, just sticks in and gets on with it and took his goal really well. I like that he just shoots, even when it looks like it's not the best option. A proper strikers striker. Really looks the part. Wright was quiet, but what I did notice is that he puts a shift in defensively when needed. Couple of decent defensive tackles and covered back in 2nd a couple of times when Foster drifted forward. I think we'll see games when he is on fire and when Kennedy is quiet and vice versa. I think bar maybe the number 10 role, Tommy has found his best starting 11.
  7. Car Park

    It's got a total clusterfcuk written all over it. Aside from the traffic mismanagement from the hibs game, the fact that it will be a midweek game means fans will be arriving late anyway and all within a more condensed timeframe. The sensible solution would be to either, open the gate at the new road and or allow busses to be parked on the coned off half off the road and allow the fans to walk through the gate. Game like it to be on TV, so a delayed kick off would be embarrassing for the club and the council, so you'd assume they'd be getting it all in place. Also, the really obvious solution to the road problem would be for the police to turn off the traffic lights and have signs on the Crieff road directing all non football traffic either along the dunkeld road or through tulloch.
  8. Celtic Allocation for Betfred Cup

    Give them the normal. I get the idea of maximising the cash, but for me, I'd take every advantage we have, however small it may be. Also, to give up so much of the stadium for cash just makes us look diddies. Imagine being a saints player and walking out to your home stadium full of away fans? Would knock you down straight off for that game, but also would just create an impression on players and everyone out with the club of us being tight and amateur for subsequent games. I'd rather 3000 empty seats rather than an extra 3000 Celtic fans. We all hated the days we gave them 3 stands, I certainly did.
  9. Scottish Football

    Rather than clog up a match thread, what's folks views of Scottish Football as a whole and in what direction should it go? For me, I'd try a variation of summer football. I'd also bring in rules around youth development. Something along the lines that x% must have come from youth set up or at least have been involved with a Scottish youth set up. If say for example we sign a young player who came through the youths at Livingston, we wouldn't be penalised. As a country, we will never be able to retain our best talent, but what we can do is ensure that we give the clubs that develop them an advantage. If a club signs a foreign player, a % of the fee must go to a central pot that provides support to players released. E.g. Celtic spend £5m on a player, 5% or £250k goes to the SPL and is used as a cushion to players who are released as youths. I'd require a more even split of prize funds. Stern rules around club ownership.
  10. Car Park

    Agree, surely a lot of the problems could have been sorted with some traffic police overriding the lights at the new junction keeping traffic flowing into the ground. Once the road is fully open, the new a9 slip will connect to the old slip and into McD, plus the crieff road will be much less busy. I see a lot of hibs fans used the crematorium over flow car park, is that something that will be open in the future?
  11. MOTM: Game 6 Saints 1 v Hibs 1

    No, that's just his fake tan and shit haircut In all seriousness him and Wright worked really well. I could see Easton and Kennedy being similar.
  12. St Johnstone v Hibernian Sunday 12 August 2018 Premiership

    I liked how we tried the play the ball about today. Direct when we needed to be, but trying to bevsttractive too. Bodes well. Thought everyone played well today, although Zander wasn't at his best. Wright in particular did well, especially in the first half and between him and Kennedy, we will have teams on the rack a lot this season. Seemed to be issues with traffic around the ground. Presumably the new gates will be open once the road is complete?
  13. Player Contracts + Transfers

    It is. Millar might not have been the long term answer, but could we have combined him playing with a coaching role, ie the one we got Maybury for. Personally, I agreed with letting him go, but assumed we'd be signing a replacement. If the young guys aren't good enough yet then we should be filling the gap. I'm confident we will, but why leave it until now or the next few weeks time.
  14. Player Contracts + Transfers

    Simple truth is that we need to sign a central midfielder, anyone can see that, but why do we have so many misfiekders here who cannot effectively play there. Wotherspoon, Craig and Alston aren't the answer and aren't 1st or even 2nd choice wide men, so do we need all of them? Spoony and Alston don't show enough for me to merrit being here, new contract or not. If we cannot afford someone, then why not? Our crowds are pish and the club should take the blame for being totally inept at marketing, but we knew that, we knew in May we needed a midfielder, so to be at this stage talking of putting one of our promising defenders in there is ridiculous.
  15. Saints Kit Supplier 2018/19?

    That top is a belter. Certainly not plain and definitely bespoke. Proper shade of blue and I like the light blue on top. Big test will be to see it in the flesh and the darker blue on the tartan might be more visible.
  16. Season Tickets 2018-2019

    Is that how many we normally sell?
  17. Season Tickets 2018-2019

    Great idea, however, I think the results would be embarasing. Would love to think we'd get even 2k, but suspect we'd be way off that. We must have one of the best season ticket packages out there.
  18. Player Contracts + Transfers

    Joe and Kane shouldn't be a problem for the actual season, but the Easton one must be a concern. Presumably we don't have someone in the development squad that can step up? Wonder if there is a loan deal or something that can be done for a short term deal.
  19. Saints Kit Supplier 2018/19?

    Has there been anything official about the new shop? Can't think where there would be for space for it other than to move Atholls office and the indoor pitch.
  20. Saints Kit Supplier 2018/19?

    I disagree, I was worried what they'd look like, but so far I think the away one is really good. It's not plain, but not just too overly. It looks like the sponsor is part of the fabric which I always like on a kit. A solid 8/10 for me.
  21. Season Tickets 2018-2019

    Think folk read too much into the numbers. Certain ones are vacant as the players that had them left this summer, such as Denny Johnstone. Wonder if the training camp is a good opportunity to assess some trialists.
  22. Season Tickets 2018-2019

    Worryingly, it’s probably close to the truth. I suspect they will be waiting on his replacement for a lot of it!
  23. Season Tickets 2018-2019

    Maybe not the right thread for this, but have the club ever been so late in terms of getting things organised for next season? Our first competitive game is 3 1/2 weeks away, yet we still haven’t announced a sponsor, strips (other than a new supplier) more than 2 friendlies (our apparent opposition have advertised that we are playing them over a week ago) no signings, no player or manger snippets, no season ticket advertising (sending out packs to existing holders doesn’t count) and even then it had players that have now left!! Appreciate much will be in hand behind the scenes, but doesn’t give off an impression of a premiership club.
  24. New Assistant Manager required

    Agree with this. I would imagine that if it is not clelland, then justifiably, he’d wonder what his future is and maybe want to leave too. Craig Brewster might be another potential if it is no not be from within. Someone like Jim Duffy would have bags of experience, but I doubt he’d be suited to be Tommy’s assistant.
  25. Player Contracts + Transfers

    Would make sense if clubs gave contracts to the end of June though, but most clubs are like saints and give contracts to the end of the season to avoid paying more wages than they need to. The player being on holiday makes more sense, but still, if we’ve signed a player and they are not actually here, I still don’t see why you wouldn’t announce it and follow up with the pictures etc at a later date? More likely, we’ve singed no one yet other than Wright, although I’m sure they will be working on plenty of potential deals.