The Inspiration

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  1. A tiered subscription plan should be the way forward. We live in a world where all major corporations (Apple, Microsoft, Google, Utilities, TV/Internet) all push monthly prices. It's a guaranteed monthly income for the club which, with a 30 or 60 day "cancellation window" replaces the risk of dwindling gates with cancellations as opposed to creating new risk. This can be taken up at any point in the season Membership £5-10/m Matchday tickets for all home games £20 Adult Exclusive SJFC supporters tshirt/polo Access to exclusive interviews with players/manager on our own online portal (Saints TV currently) Electronic matchday programme emailed out day prior to match (supplement can be paid to receive hard copy in post) 10% discount on all SJFC merchandise from club shop Premium Package £15-20/m As above except: Matchday tickets for all home games £15 Adult (subscriber only. Additional tickets for OF games or other targeted games for discounted price) 15% discount on all SJFC merchandise from club shop Saints card scheme available to premium members (the one currently in use) Full Package £30-35/m or £350ish annual fee As per Premium except: Free access to all home games Early access for away tickets Exclusive away match packages (ticket, food at McD and then travel - something along these lines) There are obviously so many more considerations to this but a model based on the above should be at the very least discussed.
  2. Sorry for taking so long to get the flag out to Barossa for folk to pick up. Primarily due to me expecting to make every away game and actually managing none since Dundee in December. Love that it's currently unbeaten on the road. Let's hope it stays that way.
  3. If anyone is around and wants to take the flag up for Saturday, let me know. I am working unfortunately
  4. Exiles After a delay on my part, we now have ownership of the flag. No room in my wee office to take pictures of it but once I get home in the morning I'll get it out and get the pictures up here. Looks incredible. First outing will be Wednesday's home game to Hibs. Will liaise with SLO regarding getting it up in the stand
  5. Sad to hear of his impending retirement. Seems to have started a debate across the media - social and print - as to where he ranks amongst Scottish and British sportsmen. For me, he ranks highest in my lifetime. Chris Hoy comes a close second for me. The names of Lewis Hamilton, Anthony Joshua and Ronnie O'Sullivan have all been mentioned with regards to current competing sportsmen but Murray shades ahead for me.
  6. Biggest marketing fail ever for me was not getting season ticket forms out for 2014/15 after we won the semi-final. Handing them out with cup final tickets at the ticket office and putting them in envelopes to those receiving their tickets by post. I often wonder how many ST holders we could've had that 14/15 season (and subsequent years due to habit) had the club been on the ball
  7. Any Exiles in attendance tonight? My brother and I are going to collect the match ball from Midge's testimonial on behalf of our grandad (kindly donated to him by @john.w, the winner of our raffle) at 6.30pm tonight.
  8. Just to let you all know, SS/AS/PS was cremated in Panama last week and his ashes are home. We're having a memorial service for him in St Matthew's Church on Tay St, Perth at 11am next Friday 13th July. Invite extended to any friends or family who would like to attend. Thanks, Joss
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  10. As with Tuesday, I’ll make a prediction for PanamaSaint so he finishes the season Saints 2-2 County Davidson 2825
  11. Lovely gesture. Far from his favourite place in the world however. Of all his guises on here I’d suggest that wouldn’t be the one he’d want to be remembered by. Perhaps something more personal would have been his preference, and trust me he’d be gutted it wasn’t named after him when he was still with us! Sixties, add me to your list for Midge’s match ball sponsorship.
  12. If you'll accept a prediction from me for Panama Saint... Hamilton 1-1 Saints Craig 1775
  13. It's a very effective formation when the players know what they are doing on the pitch. If they are not completely comfortable however it can be very unforgiving. We've seen that a couple of times this season. I think playing Easton as a left-sided CB is a solid decision but for me that leaves Ando out of the (preferred) starting XI. Based on current players at the club: Clark Kerr Shaughnessy Easton Foster(Comrie) Tanser Wotherspoon Muzz Craig Scougall Kane Plenty of room for improvement in the summer.
  14. Ask when the food comes out if the meat is from Lindsay's butchers. Tell the chef it's ridiculous when it obviously isn't from Lindsay's. Scoff at the food as you put it on your plate then go back to the table and laugh as you tell everyone how you wound up the chef. Easy lolo!
  15. On the back of conversations we had a few weeks ago about the state of our team at the minute, where my old man stated how we look much better with Muzz in the side, I believe Murray would be his pick for POTY
  16. Hi everyone. Found out the news about my dad on Friday. It was very sudden but as none of his family were in Panama at the time details are few and far between at the minute. Expecting a call from the Embassy in the next couple of days and will know more then. He was a great Dad and loved nothing more than telling me on a Saturday morning who he’d been winding up on WAP over the last few days and who he was beating in the predictor! Being away from Perth for many years meant this place gave him an outlet for all things St Johnstone and enabled him to have debates and conversations, which many of us get in the pub on a Saturday afternoon, with all of you. Thanks to anyone who berated him, nibbled at his bait or rised to him any time he put up a nonsense post as he thrived on it and, while he often came across as abrasive on here, it was always in jest with a tongue firmly in cheek and his way of still being involved with saints from a far. My brother Saul and I (Joss) would like to pass on our thanks to everyone for their kind words and for humouring him over the past few years
  17. Macca, regardless of what we think of his current ability, symbolises the most successful St. Johnstone team there has ever been. Rather than debate Hearts’ intentions, our intentions or those of the hero himself, I want to focus on our favourite Macca Moments. For me, his flick back into Stevie May in the semi final, sending us into our first Scottish Cup final comes joint first with his goal away in Luzern. Plenty other options to choose from...
  18. Just head through, few of us planning on making a day of it regardless. Will be a good contingent in Coatbridge and/or Glasgow for the day
  19. From the FA's Laws of the Game: "If, when a free kick is taken by the defending team inside its penalty area, the ball is not kicked directly out of the penalty area the kick is retaken." Fair play to the ref for this one. One of few things he called correctly all game.