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  1. cross keys pub

    Was this pub not featured in a Tennents advert - must have been 1985/1986?
  2. Player Contracts + Transfers

    Of course there is. Footballers are people and football clubs are businesses. Recruiting and managing talent is a constant concern for many organisations.
  3. Thank you so much for this. I keep forgetting to check. Managed to have a results blackout all afternoon, and sat down to watch the whole game without knowing what happened. Fortunately it was only a rubber band that I chucked at the telly when Hibs scored! Bloody brilliant game.
  4. A Lackluster Murray Davidson

    There's no difference. Doctors have to abide by GMC code of conduct, physios by the HCPC code of conduct. They have pretty much the same requirements in terms of confidentiality.
  5. Ibrox latest...

    A quick look at Wikipedia would have answered my query earlier... "There is, however, one substantial difference in Scotland since there is no distinction between review of a public body and a private body, which is different from, for example, judicial review in England and Wales, where review is only possible in the case of a public body or a quasi-public body"
  6. Ibrox latest...

    I thought that judicial reviews only applied to public bodies - does this apply to the SFA and/or the SPFL? I would have thought that fundamentally they were simply independent enterprises or charities.
  7. Europa League 2017 - 18

    Does anyone know if BT Sport shows Europa League qualifiers? I know they have exclusive rights to European competitions, but do they actually show any of the early games?
  8. Reflecting Well (Ex Saints in the News).

    Graham Gartland appointed as assistant at Dundee
  9. Run in for Europe

    What are the financial implications of missing the league cup group stage? Presumably a bit of gate money - not huge crowds generally, but I think there were some games on telly, and there's usually a bit of interest in our first competitive games of the season. Will Saints miss our or is there a distribution mechanism that ensures there isn't a loss?
  10. Player Contracts + Transfers

    I think this is a different, albeit related, question. There is no doubt that having a top keeper will save/earn a good number of points. Given our manager is an ex-keeper it is hardly surprising that he would prioritise good goalkeeping. The problem Saints have is whether it is cost effective to have two top keepers. It was great to have Zander come in when Mannus wasn't playing, but it means that Saints have paid for a keeper to sit on the bench for most of the season. You can only play one keeper at a time, whereas you can bring on strikers to change things about - you can actually get some value out of them. If I was a millionaire, I would own *lots* of cars, and I wouldn't mind that they spent most of their time in the garage cos I could just choose to drive which ever one I fancied and not care about the extra costs of insurance, maintenance etc. However, how many people when they are struggling for cash, will own two cars just in case one breaks down? Even if your livelihood depended on being able to drive, I suspect most people would have one car and then hire another should the need arise. If Saints plan to sell Zander any time soon, then of course, re-signing Mannus is a no-brainer. However, I don't really see the point of signing them both up for a prolonged period of time.
  11. Player Contracts + Transfers

    I really like both Mannus and Zander as players - I am really impressed by their abilities and attitude, and I don't particularly want to see either of them leave. However, it seems to me that having two top quality keepers is quite a luxury for a club with Saints' budget - surely this cant be sustainable. Would we be better off spending the money on having more options for strikers and just take the hit that comes from having a less able but cheaper keeper playing for a few games if/when the number one keeper is injured. I am sure that having two keepers does keep them both 'on their toes' but does it really translate into points saved/gained?
  12. Saints Exiles POTY Award - Season 2016-2017

    1. Danny 2. Zander 3. Joe
  13. Tommy for Rangers

    BBC reporting that Michael O'Neill is in talks with Norwich ( Might be a concerning vacancy coming up...
  14. Aberdeen vs Saint Johnstone Sat. 29th April

    I've got a real sense of deja vu, similar result to a couple of years ago when Chris Kane scored against Aberdeen. What is it with Saints and post-split games? I was (rather pessimisticly) convinced we'd get thrashed today. Should have learned by now!
  15. Signing About To Be Announced

    I guess it's the nature of discussion boards that you get posters on a fishing trip, but when nobody bites and you get called out, it's a bit sad to carry on with 'nah, being serious mate...' Just waiting for the 'didn't expect anyone to take it seriously anyway' line or the 'was obvious it was a joke, wisnae fishing'