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  1. blueheaven

    Coming Home

    The $15,000 mistake... does that refer to the mistake of leaving your home town, or the mistake of going back to it? Personally I've loved my years away from home as I've had a life/career I could never have had in Perth, but I'm also reaching the point where I look at the Perth lifestyle and location and size and house prices (especially the house prices) and think that, if you can find the right job, it's a cracking place to live. The job thing is definitely the major sticking point though!
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    Hearts v Saints at Tynie 26/1/19

    Herts, I'd be interested to know what you make of Steve Clarke being subjected to sectarian abuse throughout the Sevco-Killie match: Is this OK? Should something perhaps be done about this, or is it totally fine that a guy has to put up with this at his place of work? Or maybe he should just have gone and stood somewhere else? If someone comes into your work, stands next to you and yells abuse at you all day, is that completely fine because the person is just exercising their freedom of speech?
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    Hearts v Saints at Tynie 26/1/19

    What about everyone else's right to attend a football match, or any other event, and not be subjected to abuse? Why is that not important? If someone in a football crowd spends the full 90 minutes yelling racist abuse at a player, should we not do anything about it? Personally I think that arguing against bad (or even good) ideas or concepts is fine; being abusive to others is not.
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    Hearts v Saints at Tynie 26/1/19

    Why does the fact that it's a football match make it OK? Here's an alternative suggestion: maybe the person who shouldn't be going to football matches is the guy who can't go to them without randomly shrieking abuse at people? Honestly, some of the behaviour you see from grown men at football matches, under the bizarre excuse of "it's a football match", is just downright odd.
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    Saints Kit Supplier 2018/19?

    I demand BLK hand back all their trophies (including that one they got for Crappest Saints Kit).
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    Coming Home

    I know a lot of people on here started out in Perth and have ended up moving to different places all over the world. Just curious to know, are there many among us who have successfully returned to Perth after time away? I've lived in England for the last 13 years and would love to move back to Perth but it seems quite a difficult thing to do (in particular with regard to finding a suitable job - from looking at various job sites, it seems there's not much that is regularly available unless you're a teacher, social worker, driver or retail assistant). Would love to hear people's experiences of doing this (or attempting to).
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    St Johnstone F.c. Hall Of Fame

    Great servant to the club during a wonderful time to watch Saints - very happy with Weir as a choice.
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    Saints Kit Supplier 2018/19?

    To be honest I don't think they ever did look bad. Their designs, quality and overall range (for the most part) were streets ahead of what BLK have offered. I'd be happy with a return to Joma for next season. What I don't understand is why they can't just make the football sock out of whatever the "special" sock is made of. It's flabbergasting to me that in this day and age of sportswear, professional Premier League-level players are taking pairs of scissors to their socks. Huge waste of material, too.
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    Player Contracts + Transfers

    Just on the point about Scougall's size - he's more or less the same size as Chris Millar and it didn't do him any harm. Personally I thought he was a really good player but he just didn't seem to fit into Tommy Wright's system. I think it's a pity we never really got to see what he could do in a more central role as I suspect he would have made much more of an impact, but given the players we've now signed I can't say I'm too overly-fussed about it. Very good transfer window all in all.
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    Managerial Merry-Go-Round

    Betcha Lomas has flung his CV in for this.
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    Super saints 10 year of success

    Taking 17 points from Celtic over that period is pretty decent. I'd be curious to know if anyone else has taken more than that. Surprised we haven't taken more points off the two Dundee teams.
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    Player Contracts + Transfers

    TBH I'd rather have Joe for the second half of the season than have £100k in the bank. Disrupting the defence could significantly impact our season and result in us finishing a place or two lower in the league than we otherwise would have done. The difference in prize money between, for example, 5th and 6th in the league, is over £100k - so I'm not sure there'd be any benefit to taking the money.
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    Taxi for Tommy?

    The fact is none of us know whether or not he'd be interest - all we can do is speculate. But I think there are quite a few reasons to suspect it probably wouldn't be the right job for him. I'd be a lot more worried if it was the Aberdeen job that was up for grabs.
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    Player Contracts + Transfers

    Can't say I'd blame him for going to Aberdeen. It's a club and manager he's already been with so that takes a lot of risk out of it, he'll get a higher salary, and chances are he'll also have more chance of on-field success. He's been a great player for us over these last few years and I think he'd go with everyone's best wishes - but it's a real pity as he was really developing here and I'd seen him as the next in the recent line of players who have stayed with us for the long haul and racked up a couple of hundred appearances. I know we have some cover but I think that if he goes we'll need to go out and invest in an experienced centre-half/leader figure over the summer.
  15. I've occasionally found that it's easier to get tickets for matches if you go through the away club, especially if it's a club that is unlikely to bring much of a crowd.