McCarry One Nil

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    McCarry One Nil reacted to blueheaven in 2018/2019 FINANCIAL FIGURES   
    Of course there are always areas for improvement, but to me this statement is just bizarre. We've comfortably stayed in the top flight for over 10 years, recently won our first cup, had several recent European qualifications, and consistently appointed successful managers, and done it all whilst staying debt free, owning our own stadium and surrounding land and amassing £2 million in the bank, despite our fairly crap average attendances. On what basis are Saints not a well-run club? What else could the club do or achieve that would make it well run in your eyes?
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    McCarry One Nil reacted to slf in Saints v Aberdeen Sunday 24/11/19 @3pm.   
    Tommy will be new manager at Spurs by then.
     
    Nice new stadium.london fashions for the missus. He’s   gone .
     
    bye
     
    Big compo for us
     
    I think he will take stevey May 
     
    True.we couldn’t afford to keep him in hairdressers.
     
    bye
     
    Am hoping to be in attendance 
    for the new managers new match
     
    Thank you for starting this thread .
     
     
    Might even get a nice wee home friendly .
    would pay the coal bill
     
    Sorry climate dudes even though I do love Greta ,
    club before climate darling
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    McCarry One Nil reacted to eltel in Youth Academy News   
    Scottish Youth Cup - Under 18s
    FULL-TIME | Deveronvale 1-7 Saints 
    7️⃣ different scorers on target for Alan Maybury’s side as Saints U18s progress in the Scottish FA Youth Cup!
    SCORERS: Steele, McGregor, Loudon, Northcott, Walsh, Ferguson, M. McFarlane
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    McCarry One Nil reacted to HOODLUM65 in Development Squad News 2017/18   
    The boy has come good.
    Nice to see him now in the first team.
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    McCarry One Nil reacted to SaintJet in St Johnstone v Hamilton 26/10/19   
    I have to believe you weren't at the game on Saturday. We were outstanding at times and if we had not got that late winner I would start to believe that we were never going to get a break. 
    Spoony was brilliant and didn't pass to the oppostion as he usually does - shame he didn't convert the sitter he missed. Kennedy was again in great form, his centre of gravity is unbelievable and Dre Wright is coming on nicely. Jason looked like his old self and Ralston showed why he is on Celtic's books. McCann looks so mature and confident on the ball he will have a huge carreer.  My man of the match was Muzz. He was all over the place and was driving the team all game - when Murray is breaking things up in midfield like he was we are a different team.
    Harsh to criticise May he runs all game and we don't always see the work he does creating space for others.
    Great win over a gritty Ham team- don't underestimate them. This was a huge lift for everyone.
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    McCarry One Nil reacted to CEA_20 in Statistics in Football (Expected Goals (xG)   
    Welcome to another version of the Modern Fitba newsletter! With international week here (again), there will be no match previews this week, but we will give you a close look at the current Expected Goal numbers for the league as a whole.
    Before we do, you should also check out Jamie Kilday’s article on Lawrence Shankland and whether the stats of the newest member of the Scotland team lives up to the current hype around him.
    Expecting You
    Eight games are a decent sample for looking at xG and trying to predict patterns for the rest of the season, but there is still likely to be a large degree of statistical noise to shift through before you can try to make any sort of conclusions. In terms of comparing teams within a league the main cause of such noise after 8 games is likely to be the fixture list. A team’s xG might not look impressive right now, but if they have an overload of tough opponents at the start of the season we could reasonably expect them to improve. For every week of games played we’ll gain more information and especially after the next three rounds: when all teams have faced each other once we can slowly start drawing out such likely future patterns with more certainty. 
    At this stage, it’ll be beneficial to look at the xG numbers in three different ways. The first is the overall xG Table

      
    This table shows the difference between the quality of chances a team has created (xG for) and the quality of chances they have conceded (xG against). This looks beyond the results of each game and indicates the quality of the actual performances, through what they actually created and prevented at each end of the pitch.
    Rangers have opened up a gap in the table down to Celtic and is now 4.8 xG in front of them: a sizable gap. There is of course some differences in the two top clubs’ fixture list so far, with Celtic having played five away games to Rangers’ three and the champions also having to go to Ibrox and Fir Park – the home of the two other teams in the top 3 of the xG standings. After round 6 the gap between the two team was only 0.1, with Rangers creating this current gap through big hammerings of Aberdeen and Hamilton at home, as Celtic struggled away to Hibs and Livingston.
    So do such single-game blowouts (Ranger’s 4.54 xG game difference over Dons is the largest we’ve ever recorded) skew the table somewhat? As a sense-check of this – especially at this early stage of the season – it can be useful to allocate the points in each game based on the xG difference. In the table below, the match results have been determined by xG, with a difference of less than 0.5 xG resulting in a draw (excludes penalties). Rangers’ 2-point league lead is still intact; a sign that both they and Celtic have pretty much got the results they’ve 'deserved’ based on their performances so far. It’ll be interesting to see the overall picture once the next three games have been played and all Premiership teams have faced each other. 

    One team that have suffered in the xG table due to some heavy defeats is Hibs. Overall they have the second worst xG difference in the league at -4.9, but if game points were allocated purely based on xG, they would be 6th: Paul Heckingbottom’s team have had some heavy xG defeats by Rangers, Celtic and Motherwell, while in other games they’ve been equal or just better than their opponent xG wise – but they’ve not managed to transform that into points on the board to a sufficient degree.
    At the bottom of the league table we find St. Johnstone. And it’s quite difficult to understand why. Their overall xG difference is 5th and if they were allocated points based on individual game xG performances, they would be 3rd!
    Which leads us on to our final xG angle: the over/under performing table. This ranks the teams based on the largest difference between their actual goals difference and their expected goals difference.

    St. Johnstone have by far the largest negative difference, i.e. their goal difference (excluding pens and own goals) is over 12 goals worse than it ‘should be’, based on the quality of the chances they’ve created and conceded. There is a huge gap down to Hibs, who has a negative difference of just over 5.
    It’s also interesting to note that while being 4th in the league - only 1 point above 7th and 11 behind 1st - is probably not the start Aberdeen would have ideally wanted, they should consider themselves fairly lucky: Modern Fitba have them as the third worst team in the league xG wise, and they are only one spot better off with points allocated per xG. 
    The xG table after 8 games is a snapshot: a better indicator of the true relationship between the team than the actual results and goasl, but not yet comprehensive enough to predict too much with certainty about the rest of the season. The Modern Fitba team have worked on and developed different kind of predictive models for the Premiership season. We’ll be talking more about these as the season progresses, but for now you can have a look at Jason’s Projected League Table and Seth’s Project Points and Team Ratings  
    We’ll be back next week with a full preview of every single Premiership game!
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    McCarry One Nil got a reaction from Honest Saints Fan in Amazing Saints   
    Hope you keep getting stronger. 
    Great personal touch for you from the Club. 
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    McCarry One Nil got a reaction from HOODLUM65 in Amazing Saints   
    Hope you keep getting stronger. 
    Great personal touch for you from the Club. 
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    McCarry One Nil got a reaction from Coltrane in Ross County v St.Johnstone 05/10/2019   
    For all my years on WAP I've never started a Match thread. Hoping to be a good luck charm as is my wife who is coming up for her 1st Saints Away day. Even treating her to a nights B&B in Dingwall
    Any kind of win will do. Just needing a few things to click and we should be OK.
    County will come right on to us which hopefully will leave holes for our pacy guys to exploit. Matty must start for me though. Did more in 20 mins Saturday than a few others did in 90.
    Noso good news about Liam Gordon so big change in defence is a worry.
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    McCarry One Nil reacted to HOODLUM65 in Ross County v St.Johnstone 05/10/2019   
    A romantacist to the last!
    A night's B&B in Dingwall. 
    C.o.y.s.
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    McCarry One Nil got a reaction from Ginger Bakers rebel army in Ross County v St.Johnstone 05/10/2019   
    For all my years on WAP I've never started a Match thread. Hoping to be a good luck charm as is my wife who is coming up for her 1st Saints Away day. Even treating her to a nights B&B in Dingwall
    Any kind of win will do. Just needing a few things to click and we should be OK.
    County will come right on to us which hopefully will leave holes for our pacy guys to exploit. Matty must start for me though. Did more in 20 mins Saturday than a few others did in 90.
    Noso good news about Liam Gordon so big change in defence is a worry.
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    McCarry One Nil got a reaction from SaintJet in Ross County v St.Johnstone 05/10/2019   
    For all my years on WAP I've never started a Match thread. Hoping to be a good luck charm as is my wife who is coming up for her 1st Saints Away day. Even treating her to a nights B&B in Dingwall
    Any kind of win will do. Just needing a few things to click and we should be OK.
    County will come right on to us which hopefully will leave holes for our pacy guys to exploit. Matty must start for me though. Did more in 20 mins Saturday than a few others did in 90.
    Noso good news about Liam Gordon so big change in defence is a worry.
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    McCarry One Nil got a reaction from saint in the city in Ross County v St.Johnstone 05/10/2019   
    For all my years on WAP I've never started a Match thread. Hoping to be a good luck charm as is my wife who is coming up for her 1st Saints Away day. Even treating her to a nights B&B in Dingwall
    Any kind of win will do. Just needing a few things to click and we should be OK.
    County will come right on to us which hopefully will leave holes for our pacy guys to exploit. Matty must start for me though. Did more in 20 mins Saturday than a few others did in 90.
    Noso good news about Liam Gordon so big change in defence is a worry.
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    McCarry One Nil got a reaction from Dave Ferg in Ross County v St.Johnstone 05/10/2019   
    For all my years on WAP I've never started a Match thread. Hoping to be a good luck charm as is my wife who is coming up for her 1st Saints Away day. Even treating her to a nights B&B in Dingwall
    Any kind of win will do. Just needing a few things to click and we should be OK.
    County will come right on to us which hopefully will leave holes for our pacy guys to exploit. Matty must start for me though. Did more in 20 mins Saturday than a few others did in 90.
    Noso good news about Liam Gordon so big change in defence is a worry.
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    McCarry One Nil reacted to PauloPerth in Ask Brown a question   
    Was at the meeting.  Very informative and well put together.
    Steve Brown on the first team squad/ players. We've had to pay a severance fee for May so he says there's only likely to be a RB(HOPEFULLY Monday) and talking to a LB and that's it.  Unless we can shift Ando and MacMillan. Seemed optimistic we would be able to.
    Foster fell out with manager and agreed to leave. Didn't want to say more as there's a confidentiality agreement.  When asked, he gave a fairly comprehensive account of the May saga.  
    He says this has been the hardest window he's ever known, agents are a nightmare. He doesn't know how many more transfer windows he'll be involved in, as with brexit looming he may be thinking of focussing more on his own business. He hinted that he might not be in position all that much longer, but that might just be how drained he feels after negotiations?
    Alistair Stevenson talked about the youth programme. A few very exciting players in there.  The 16 (?) yr old Denholm on the bench on Saturday was released by Celtic and the club have very high hopes for him.
    Interestingly we don't sign our youngsters on a development contract at 16 as they would leave school. Saints want the players to have an education to fall back on, and get the players in a day a week as well as evenings. It does mean we would miss out on quite a bit of the development fee, but the club want to do right by the youngsters, as the vast majority won't make it.
    Cant remember the lads name, Steve someone I think, gave an update on the women's football side.
    more....
     
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    McCarry One Nil reacted to andrew in Ask Brown a question   
    Pretty much. Listening to what was said last night made clear just how ridiculous and foolish it is to arrive at conclusions based on what someone imagines, rather than the facts. For perhaps the first time last night we were given facts, lots of them. This augurs well and as information from last night is disseminated (great work Paulo) I’d hope it informs and alters some of the views of many of our support who are so quick to fill in the gaps and to criticise anyone and everyone, even if only out of sheer frustration. This meeting could have happened earlier, but improved communication has to be welcomed whenever it is offered in this way.
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    McCarry One Nil reacted to MySpazz in Ask Brown a question   
    The SLO is second to none
    They were taken to task for causing bother. It was not handled brilliantly, but the club were doing what they had to do.
    Question for you: WHO WOULD YOU SUGGEST BUY SAINTS????
    30-40% - so around £2.5m
    I used to be of the same mindset, that the Browns were "handed" St Johnstone and have benefited as a family and personally from owning it. Of course they have, and they earned that right as a family - three generations worth, committed to the local sports team. Someone has had to run it. They have, and have done an amazing job in times where football has gone from basic business to a professional set up. 
     
    I don't have a question for Brown. But think he will read this forum, and some of the things posted are useful, some nonsense. But that's the nature of football eh....we've all got an opinion.....and an arsehole

    MON THE SAINTS
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    McCarry One Nil reacted to HOODLUM65 in Tunnock's Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup 2019/20   
    Despite a shaky start in defence , a young Saints side took the lead in the opening minutes through Jordan Northcott.
    The diminutive Hamilton & McFarlane's pace on the wings caused the Cove defence problems on a very heavy pitch.
    Apart from Martin Scott, who came on as a sub. (and scored) , the rest of the Cove  players came off a 5-0 victory against Edinburgh City,
    Chances were created at both ends and  Cove equalised from a cross from the left in the 27th minute. 
     Max Johnstone , making his loan debut in goal, allowed a tame header from the unmarked Brown to squirm into the net, despite getting both hands to the ball.
    H/t. 1 - 1
    The heavy rain continued throughout the game and it came as no surprise that the Saints guys tired as the game wore on.
    Despite this , they were still creating chances on the break , notably rounding the keeper , but not able to get a telling finish from a tight angle.
    Also a thundering shot from the left of goal which came crashing off the crossbar.
    Cove introduced their Big Guns , Martin Scott and man of many clubs (Aberdeen , Arbroath , Brechin , Alloa , Dumbarton , Raith ) Mitch Megginsoni inthe 61st minute.
    The outstanding Liam Gordon making his comeback from injury was replaced by Calum Rae in 75 minutes.
    4 mins.  later Cove went in front when Park scored from close range.
    Cove put the result beyond doubt when Megginson (81) and Scott (88) added to the score line.
    Despite the scoreline the Saints acquitted themselves very well in front of an appreciative support.
    Strength and experience told in the end.
    Max Johnstone had a debut to forget , although he pulled off a few good saves.
     
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    McCarry One Nil reacted to Cumbo in Jeanfield in the Scottish Cup   
    Yesterday Jeanfield entered the William Hill Scottish Cup for the first time.
    We were drawn away to Coldstream in the first preliminary round to be played on Saturday 10 August.
    The draw was also made for the second round and the winners of our tie will be at home to Linlithgow Rose or Preston Athletic with a place in Round 1 at stake.
     
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    McCarry One Nil reacted to Debate not slag off in Youth Academy News   
    For those that was wishing my lad well for the future just to let u know he has signed for Luncarty jfc and has refound his passion and love for the game 
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    McCarry One Nil reacted to blueheaven in Nutmeg podcast   
    For those who don't know, the latest episode of the Nutmeg podcast has a great interview with Stuart Cosgrove where he talks about growing up supporting Saints, the European matches of the 70s, and winning the Scottish Cup: https://www.nutmegmagazine.co.uk/podcast/interview-stuart-cosgrove/
    Well worth a listen.
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    McCarry One Nil reacted to Debate not slag off in Youth Academy News   
    Well today saw my lad play his last ever game for saints in a 4 4 draw against St mirren,  a young lad scored one John Robertson scored 2 and my lad scored a topbin screamer from 25 yards and set up Johns second with a minute left with some great skill in the box and a lay of to John, the journey has been fun but its now over, I'm not going to give the full story of what's happened this season but a complaint was made by myself as my conscious wouldn't allow me to let it to the young boys for next season, but I received no response from saints, thanks to all who engaged with me over the course of my time on here and the ones that listened to my point of view as an outsider looking in, and didn't abuse me for doing it, Ps number 49 tomorrow for saints one for the future 
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    McCarry One Nil reacted to Debate not slag off in Youth Academy News   
    Saints 6 Fife elite 0 what a performance honestly the best I've seen all season, last time we played them saints got pumped 7 0. From back to front they out performed Fife, who are a good side, some of the goals were like watching man City, the link up play and movement from olly Hamilton, Kyle green and Jordan Northcott was amazing, the younger ones were very good as well, and they played in the new strip for only the second time this season, must admit I do like the away strip 
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    McCarry One Nil reacted to Dr Christmas Jones in Saints all over the world   
    Friends from Spain , Hercules from Alicante. Great weekend with the lads from the Curva sur. 










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    McCarry One Nil reacted to Broon in Taxi for Tommy?   
    Let's not be critical of those fans who are shouting for change. They pay their money, they aren't enjoying the football and are entitled to a view. We've now had two stinking runs this season and these runs are becoming frequent.
    I don't think its fair to drop Tommy yet though, he absolutely deserves a chance to fix it. He quite rightly has a wonderful reputation for building strong, direct, competitive, effective teams that defy stats on possession, expected goals and everything else. He's been a huge success for us even if the product hasn't been the most exciting. This in my opinion has seen him overlooked for many jobs as he's not seen as a progressive, modern manager.
    This season Tommy has decided to change perception. He's reduced the age of the squad and started adding flair on the wings and up top. It started well, we had a nice balance. The board backed him, he seen more opportunities for success and brought in more attacking players. This, in my opinion, was the mistake. 
    Tommy's teams are built on heart and determination. Too many of the attacking players (Swanson, Mikey, Watt) just don't have those attributes. All can be match winners when things are going well but we've all, including Tommy, seen what can happen to these players when things are not. Swanson and Mikey in previous seasons have gone from hero to zero due to off the pitch issues almost overnight.
    Now we are in a rut. Unbalanced and with very few leaders. Less experience and struggling for form. Tommy doesn't appear to know how to make these attacking players effective without exposing the defence. He has failed to understand the type of midfielder he needs to give better players a platform to play. He's ballsed up but these players are not losers overnight. Tommy now has 7 games to find a system to make it work. If he can't he deserves the summer to find the right players to make it work. 
    If after 10 games next season he looks to have failed then fair enough, maybe it may be time before things get too bad but let's not shit the bed and become a Dundee or a Dundee Utd. We all make mistakes, Tommy has, now it's his job to fix it.
    But just remember, the players need to step up here too. 11 players cross that white line on a Saturday. Tommy isn't telling them to punt the ball 80 yards in the direction they are facing every time they get the ball. They should be hurting and embarrassed and we should be seeing a reaction. If they don't, they won't have a job much longer.