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  1. Player Contracts + Transfers

    On this note - I'm finding it really difficult to understand why Alston was given a new contract. We were told he'd be given a chance to play more centrally this season, but he's never going to fill the Millar role, and he's never going to be first choice out wide either. Given how tight the budget is and how much of a struggle it is to bring in new players, that just seems like a wage that should have been put towards bringing in a bloody good Millar replacement.
  2. We were using wing-backs? Where were Kennedy and Wright playing then?
  3. Anyone who's there able to explain what today's formation is? Looks a bit odd with three centre halfs plus two full backs and two wingers.
  4. Saints Mentioned in "Strange Sports Branding"

    I often see that kit pop up on online lists of sponsors that get sniggered at - but I'm fairly sure that at the time that word wasn't something anyone ever used in that context. Or maybe I just think that because I was only 9 or 10 at the time. Can anyone who was an adult during that era confirm?
  5. Player Contracts + Transfers

    I'd be very surprised if Burnley have sent him here to sit on the bench every week.
  6. Reflecting Well (Ex Saints in the News).

    I'm sure they must have had enquiries for him but from interviews I've read I get the impression he's settled there now and doesn't especially want to move on again. I'd be absolutely delighted to see him back at Saints, even at his current age.
  7. Player Contracts + Transfers

    Looks like a promising signing. Anyone here ever seen him play?
  8. Saints Kit Supplier 2018/19?

    Nope. I actually don't have a clue who he supports and I don't especially care. Yep, and if I was an Aberdeen fan and an Aberdeen player's social media accounts were heavily plastered in photos of him playing for Saints, I wouldn't think that was a great move.
  9. Saints Kit Supplier 2018/19?

    Yep, have to say I'm not a huge fan of seeing one of our players with a pic of himself in a rival team's kit splashed across the top of his social media. Not the best way to ingratiate yourself to your new club's fans. Still, it's up to him.
  10. He was signed from Margate, and I think he returned to them shortly after leaving us and is still considered something of a club legend round that way. I'm sure I heard he was still involved with them in some way but can't find anything on that online. His twitter account is sweeeeeet: https://twitter.com/martinbuglione
  11. Player Contracts + Transfers

    I'm pretty confident we'll bring in one or two by the end of the transfer window, but not sure about doing it in time for the first league game. I think we'll end up with a couple of loan signings similar to when we signed Williams and Willock. What I find unusual about Saints' approach to signing is that we fairly regularly seem to get into these situations where we have players openly targeted, and sometimes even on trial, and yet then suddenly the manager says he can't sign anyone. Does Tommy not know what the budget is? What has changed, or is expected to change, that meant we could sign these players, then couldn't, but the expectation is that we soon will be able to again? If it's the Watt signing, surely Tommy would have been told "if we meet this guy's demands then we might not be able to bring anyone else in" and then it would be Tommy's call on whether or not to proceed with that? Just feels a little like the left arm doesn't know what the right arm's doing at times.
  12. Last time I went to Montrose we won the Forfarshire Cup there - pretty sure Steve Maskrey played for us (towards the end of his Saints career) so that dates it a bit. Not sure if I dreamt this or not but I have a memory that they'd knocked down their main stand (possibly to relocate it to the other side of the pitch?) but left the showers in tact, so there was a shower block in the middle of the terracing.
  13. Saints Kit Supplier 2018/19?

    I'm delighted about the white socks (provided the socks from Saturday are the actual socks it'll be worn with for the season). The rest of the kit I have issues with, but the most positive thing I can say is that it's better than the rotten away kit. That launch photo showing loads of seats at the top and cropping out some of the kit at the bottom is incredibly bizarre.
  14. World Cup 2018

    That's not what I'm saying. I don't think they're worse because they're not the traditional big-name teams. Germany, Brazil etc had their chance and they blew it (I'd also suggest that both Brazil and Germany possibly both came to this tournament with their weakest WC teams in at least 30 years, probably more). The four we're left with are where they are because they're the best four teams in the tournament - I don't dispute that. My point is that they're not as good as the World Cup-winning teams of previous eras and that may be indicative of something. Maybe it's a blip. Maybe football standards aren't what they were. Maybe the gap between lots of teams at the top has closed so it's harder to stand out. Maybe there's now too much over-familiarity amongst players thanks to the monotony of competitions like the Champions League so they're all able to nullify each other more effectively. It could be anything. But I don't think it's an unfair observation to make. Can you remember a previous winner who's been worse than the four we're left with?
  15. World Cup 2018

    I agree that they're there on merit, but that's beside the point. I reckon Argentina in 1986 with Maradona at his peak were probably a better side than the 4 we have left in 2018, but it's a bit before my time.