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  1. Broon

    Saints v Celtic, Sunday 3 Feb, league game.

    Definitely positives in that we created chances this time and were solid in the most. However, for all we've brought in lots of attacking players this season I still think we're a little toothless. Tony Watt just doesn't strike me as a goalscorer. Very good footballer yes but not an out and out striker. He never looks like he's going to score. The singing of Goss should help though. He played some lovely passes to open up Kennedy and showed great range of passes until he tired. We need that in the team to get the good players in dangerous areas. Roll on Wednesday....big big game.
  2. Broon

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    This is probably the first January in a long, long time where I'm not that bothered if we sign anyone. I still think longer term we need cover for a central ball playing midfielder. Liam Craig is doing a terrific job in there but if he gets injured we are really struggling given Davidson's injury history. I suspect any transfer activity will be heavily dependent on who moves on - if anyone. I'm just hoping there are no bad surprises....
  3. Broon

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    Signed for Wellington Phoenix.
  4. Broon

    Zander Clark

    He may not be facing as many shots as earlier in the season but part of being a great goalkeeper is organising your defence, inspiring confidence at set plays, kicking well and vitally when you are called into action keeping concentration and making that vital save. He's ticking all the boxes at the moment. Well done Zander. Players on form should be picked, he would deserve it.
  5. Not a huge surprise that we've gone with the tactics at Motherwell. 3 central defenders to out-Livi Livi. Not gonna be one for the purists. Wright a huge blow. COYS.
  6. Broon

    Fakes next whats the feeling

    Thoroughly enjoyable game. Very good performance, especially second half. Few interesting points. A return to the old guard. Craig and Muzz dominating the middle and Spoony out left. Spoony is a terrific left midfielder and we've suffered by playing him out of position. His best season for assists came at left wing. He's a better option than Kennedy there. In the middle we finally had real bite and desire. What does that say for our bloated bench of Alston, Callachan, Nydam etc? Saints teams need a dominant centre and we finally had one and with that it gave the flair players a platform to entertain. We also protected the defence and finally looked like a cohesive unit. Long may that continue.
  7. Broon

    Taxi for Tommy?

    It's only a couple of bad games against the best teams in the league. If anyone deserves time its Tommy.
  8. Broon

    Saints v Celtic sunday

    Easy to get carried away after what was perhaps aside from Ochilview the worst 36 minutes(first 9 were ok) of football I've ever seen. What's gone wrong with our team? We're soft. Weak. Lacking a leader. Centre halves? Timid. When Ando came in he was aggressive, on his toes. Joe and Kerr - weak. The worst part of the team, yet again, was the centre 3. All attacking midfielders. None can put a tackle on. Callachan's positional sense is a joke. I know he's trying to press but after being caught in front of the ball 15 or 20 times you'd think he's realise to stay goal side. Spoony is not a central midfielder. Tommy has some tough choices but being honest Callachan looks a poor signing and Spoony isn't an answer. Alston needs defensive cover if he's to play. I wouldn't be upset if any of our central players moved on. Poor management of the playing pool.
  9. Broon

    Hearts V St.Johnstone Saturday 29th September

    You know I actually thought hearts looked good. Their link play up top was excellent. I'm not sure how much our standing off them made them look good but at times I thought they played better than Celtic.
  10. Broon

    Hearts V St.Johnstone Saturday 29th September

    I think Tommy has recruited some talented attacking players but i fear he's created a very unbalanced squad. If you play with wingers and 9s and false 9s you absolutely have to have one maybe two dominant ball winners. Players to do the dirty work, win and move the ball. Keep the ball under pressure (ala Chris Millar). At the moment we have a big gaping hole in the middle of the park. We're somewhere between a good side and a weak side. I'm trying not to overreact as its been a tough run of fixtures but i also think we're caught between two playing styles. The old team of 2 or 3 years ago could drop deep and defend with Wright, Ando, Mackay and Easton. All day long. This team try and drop deep and there's nobody throwing their bodies in front of shots. Nobody putting tackles in. We just stand off. What frustrated me most is when we do start to press and play more direct and on the front foot supposedly invincible teams like Hearts start to crumble. We waited until were 2 down for that. Tommy needs to decide how to line this team up because unless he finds a solution in the middle he can't have them so passive. Also, Swanson should be starting ahead of Kennedy. Far superior player.
  11. Broon

    Hearts V St.Johnstone Saturday 29th September

    Waste of money that was. Saints players standing off and admiring Hearts for 70 mins of the game. We are so deep, not capable of defending unless were in our last 20 yards. Defence was very poor, Tanser and Foster particularly but central defenders were too soft and lacked aggression. Wright was ok, rest anonymous. Swanson and Watt made an impact at least. Feel a bit cheated by that performance to be honest. Although we had chances yet again we gift the opposition 60/70% possession.
  12. Broon

    Sevco 2012 v St Johnstone 23/09/18

    Not a huge fan of stats but this to me does reflect the Rangers game. We had great chances but they took every one that came there way. A freak result if ever there was one.
  13. Broon

    St Johnstone v Celtic Betfred Cup QF 26/09

    I thought we did ok there. Defended very well under heavy pressure. Going forward we lacked a bit of quality but created 4 or 5 good shooting opportunities from distance. Hard to disagree with the way Tommy lined up. It's easy to say put attacking players in but good sides can punish you if you open up too much (like Sunday). Foster and Spoony were excellent. Kerr did well. Clark was inspired. Alston and Callachan pushed well in middle and Wright was excellent in bursts. Some positives for sure.
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    Sevco 2012 v St Johnstone 23/09/18

    Easy to look at the Goalkeeper when you get pumped 5-1 but he was left badly exposed by a very disorganised defence. Tanser was all over the place leaving gaping holes down the left which dragged the centre back across to cover. We never had a sitting midfielder who could come in and cover the gaps meaning rangers were able to overload on the other side. Yes you could argue he shouldn't get beat at his near post but Morelos had a free shot from 6 yards and it was a good finish. He does need to work on his walls though still a great free kick. The Arfield one was a very awkward place for a goalie - too close to get with your hand but not close enough for a foot save. Nothing he could do against Lafferty or Candeias to be fair.
  15. Broon

    MOTM Game 10 Saints 1 v 1 Aberdeen

    Tanser for me, closely followed by Foster and Kerr. I do see improvements in Alston but for a central midfielder I still think he needs to be on the ball more. We have probably had less possession in games than each of the 5 league teams we've played this season and I think that's down to the lack of touches our central midfield get on the ball. He's a great threat going forward for sure but when he's not making late run into the box he needs to be getting into positions to receive and pass the ball. When we don't have the ball he also needs to be getting closer to the opposition rather than standing off. I do think he's learning though and has done enough to keep his shirt against Rangers. Will be interesting to see who goes in next to him.