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  1. sasha

    Reserve League News 2018/19

    Due to financial pressures linked to league position and first team budgets I would be surprised if there is a reserve team next year. As there is little money in Scottish football I think we should go back to S signings where boys can play with their BC and go in a couple of nights training with a pro club. Despite a lot of hard work and effort by the coaching staff, parents and boys like many clubs Saints are playing at having a youth academy. The chairman and manager are not interested, they only want to know about the first team. Some of the boys who will leave in the summer have been there for 7/8 years missed large chunks of their schooling, family events and travelled 1000s of Miles to training and games. And what about the kids being slaughtered on the touch line and name calling by parents who would not know one end of a pitch to the other. Or standing on the touch line in Dingwall getting 5 minutes game team even though “results don’t matter”. Or parents arguing in the house when their kid starts to doubt themselves and go off the rails/withdraw into themselves. No shiny training/team kit and “being a pro youth” can make up for all of this. I was one of these parents with the “pro youth” ego and although it kills me knowing my lad after 10 years in academy football does not want to kick a ball at a high level again, he has carved out another career path that makes him happy, making me happy. Pro football is not the b all and and all. It is linked to a brutal old fashioned profession with little employee protection and where everyone’s opinion counts, even though most don’t know wtf they are talking about. Good luck to the boys and parents.
  2. sasha

    Reserve League News 2018/19

    5 in u20s, no restriction in reserves. Just proves that managers do not give a toss about development, all about the first team.
  3. sasha

    Reserve League News 2018/19

    Wonder if 9 1st team playing again? Scottish football the leagues of cast off EFL players and journeyman.
  4. sasha

    Season Tickets 2018-2019

    Why not come and support the other Perth teams? Jeanfield, Kinnoull and Scone. Must cheaper and better standard
  5. sasha

    Chris Millar Testimonial

    Cannot wait to hear Lang toon Saints ramblings on Monday after the two Hursts play!!
  6. sasha

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    Good counter argument
  7. sasha

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    Who’s fawning over them? They are being written off before a ball has been kicked. Btw if you think the young players are on enough to bring in a top player you can forget it.
  8. sasha

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    Agree 100% likewise a lot who are lauded as the next big thing fade away after a while. During the “he’s going to make” time late developers are dropped for these players and don’t get the chance. Like you, t shirt, hat worn!
  9. sasha

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    There is plenty of players who have. The lower leagues are unforgiving for more technical players so should not be judged on this. You spend most of your game running, closing down and balls getting hoofed up to a target man. At Saints you have a better opportunity to show up as you have players on the same wavelength in technique and ability. Saints are battling every year to survive or get top 6, so when you analyse it it’s like Groundhog Day. Fans have too high expectations of the team and this is not helping getting the young players through.
  10. sasha

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    TW obviously sees potential in them both and that’s why he is a successful manager in pro football and you are posting on a forum. The problem with Scottish football is that fans don’t give young players a chance. They want the finished article straight away.
  11. sasha

    Development Squad News 2017/18

    Heard that Saints are not putting a team into the reserve league next season. Well done Project “Brave”, helping clubs have an excuse to save money on youth football.
  12. sasha

    Development Squad News 2017/18

    They were meant to be meeting Lomas the next day and it didn't happen. They then travelled to St Andrews to meet McNamara, was shown around the facilities and had lunch at the old course to tie up the deal. So did he pick the right team to develop at?
  13. sasha

    Development Squad News 2017/18

    Having been through 9 years of it, yep would agree. Between the ages 8 and 16 nothing counts, (unless you are exceptional) it is what you do after this age. Great to be well trained and have access to facilities however kids need to play. In hindsight playing for a boys club, school, bb and training with a pro club would have been a much better option. You cannot train 3/4 times a week and only play 10 minutes football at the weekend in your younger years. Sadly, this is happening to boys every week at a number of academies. We are not producing players as they are not playing enough football like they did 10/15 years ago. All our heroes when young honed their skills playing all the time, developing technique and playing freely. I have seen a number of "superstars" fall by the wayside over the years due to being overhyped, going through a bad patch and then falling out of love for the game. However you cannot always blame the parents as they are sold a "dream" and are suckered into the madness that is Academy football.