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  1. blueheaven

    Taxi for Tommy?

    You'll have seen a lot more of him in action than I have, but from what I've seen he's tidy on the ball, a confident passer, has good vision, and is mobile with good workrate. I agree he's not perfect for the role and would need to learn it, but the same was true of Millar who used to play out wide for us when he first arrived. Does Scougall really have fewer attributes for the position than our other central midfielders? I completely agree with you that finding someone to take Millar's place should have been a far bigger priority than it seems to have been.
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    Old St Johnstone And Muirton Photos

    Exactly. We can't "know", but we can take a pretty good educated guess. If you look at the clubs that have been successful in Scotland since 1990, not a single one has managed to do it without either moving or significantly upgrading its stadium. The move to McDiarmid Park saved our club and saved our future, and without it we'd either be out of business completely or, at best, we'd be an east coast Ayr United or Morton. Bollocks to that as an option. It's really not a coincidence that the 29 years since we moved to McDiarmid Park have had more success crammed into them than the previous 100-odd years combined.
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    Old St Johnstone And Muirton Photos

    Of course it is. But do you really think we'd have had our successes if we'd stayed at Muirton?
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    Taxi for Tommy?

    Possibly... I certainly wouldn't have been starting Millar every week this season, but I reckon he'd still have played enough to be worth keeping on for another season. On Scougall - I wouldn't have said his build is that much different to Millar's? I keep seeing people saying he's too this or too that to play in that role, but what are the alternatives? It doesn't seem like anyone has stepped comfortably into that position since Millar left, so why not give the closest equivalent player we have an opportunity to give it a go? Of course it's probably all academic now as it appears to be highly unlikely we'll see him playing for us in any position now.
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    Old St Johnstone And Muirton Photos

    Seriously? I get the nostalgia, but would you sacrifice all of our success of the last 25 years - the promotions, the European matches, the Scottish Cup win - in order to have the club playing in a crumbling outdated stadium, probably down in one of the bottom two divisions?
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    Taxi for Tommy?

    As a Saints fan I always hope for better but wouldn't say I have a right to expect it. What would you say is a fair expectation level for Saints, because we're currently 8th in the Premier and I'd say that's not especially bad? And yes Tommy has been well backed by Saints standards, but by the standards of the bigger sides in the league we're still a relatively small club with small resources. In my view Tommy is here for the long haul and it's inevitable we'll have good seasons and bad ones but for me the important thing is that we don't have a truly awful one that would see us relegated. Anything else I can handle, provided it always feels like the manager is trying to improve us. I actually think Tommy could possibly survive a relegation here though, depending on the context. Hammerings from the Old Firm never bother me too much as these things will always happen from time to time (even in our terrific 98/99 season we took a 7-0 and a 4-0 from Rangers). If there's one thing that worries me more at the moment it's the transition away from being a solid, dependable, workmanlike side that was incredibly hard to beat, into something that feels a little more adventurous but perhaps isn't quite clicking yet (that's just based on the limited number of games I've seen so far). I know fans on here have long been calling for a more entertaining approach but personally I've never been sure that that's a good idea for Saints. Also I'm not 100% convinced Tommy will stick with it - but I guess we'll see what happens as the season progresses. Just one other point: I really, really think we should have kept Chris Millar. And I still say Scougall would be a better option for us in Millar's position than any of our other midfielders.
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    Taxi for Tommy?

    Is it honestly necessary for this to come up every time we have a few bad results? Tommy Wright is our greatest ever manager - give the guy a break. If you're not happy with him, you won't be happy with anyone.
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    Celtic Allocation for Betfred Cup

    Just to be fair and follow up on the above, I emailed the club about this again this week and this time received a very quick and helpful reply - so pleased with that!
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    Hearts V St.Johnstone Saturday 29th September

    They could even acknowledge that it's 2018 and just sell the things online.
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    Is Scottish Football truly incompetent?

    Absolutely flabbergasted that they're doing this. Have they actually given any reason as to why they can't just play the matches on two different weekends?
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    St Johnstone v Celtic Betfred Cup QF 26/09

    You seem to be putting words into my mouth - I didn't say I was happy with it.
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    St Johnstone v Celtic Betfred Cup QF 26/09

    I haven't seen much of us this season but I'm not overly disappointed with last night - I'm a bit surprised by the reaction from some on here. If you set out to attack Celtic it may work, but there's also a very good chance of being left open at the back and ending up conceding 3 or 4 goals. As unattractive as it may be, I think our best chance by far of beating Celtic comes from keeping things as tight as possible at the back, working our arses off to block whatever they try, and hoping to either catch them on the break or land some good attacking set-pieces. I think we largely did that last night and weren't that far from pulling it off. But in the end we were beaten by a side with vastly more resources than us. Can we really have a lot of complaints about that? I've seen Spoony getting it in the neck yet again and I'm not his biggest fan but I honestly thought he was excellent last night. He put in a pile of work, he was constantly looking for the ball, and he was pretty unlucky not to score a really good goal. I'm not sure what else people think he should have done?
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    MOTM Game 12 Saints 0 v Celtic 1 League Cup QF

    I went for Spoony - from what I saw on TV he worked his socks off and was involved in everything positive we did, and had a great effort on goal at the end.
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    Sevco 2012 v St Johnstone 23/09/18

    Hopefully that's not the long-term situation (given that there's someone new in the job) and there's some sort of re-launch of the YouTube channel in the pipeline. For a Premier League level football club to give up on YouTube in favour of Facebook content in this day and age would be madness.
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    Sevco 2012 v St Johnstone 23/09/18

    I'd prefer it if they didn't wake up too soon, given that we have to play them twice in the next few weeks. The Scougall situation is really odd - clearly something has happened behind the scenes that isn't being made public, which is fair enough, but if that's the case then why not move him on (at least on loan) before the transfer window ended? The fact that we also have Swanson as an option for that role, and haven't started him yet (is he not fit?), makes it even stranger that Wotherspoon was chosen. How has Nydam looked when he's come on? In contention for a start?