Broon

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    Broon got a reaction from blueheaven in For sale?   
    Seemed a reasonable post. Any need for the abuse?
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    Broon got a reaction from Lt. Col Kojak Slaphead II in St Johnstone v Hamilton 26/10/19   
    Spoony is a class act. We are and always have been a better team when he plays. Consistently gets assists and goals. Yes he loses the ball a lot but that's because he never hides and never just punts it aimlessly. He should be first pick for left midfield, we are a far more balanced team when he plays.
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    Broon got a reaction from garydavidson in Player contracts and transfers   
    Whilst I'm buzzing we've signed May let's not pretend Brown and Wright's management of the transfer window has been nothing short of a shambles.
    And as for investment in the team, maybe. I still see a threadbare defence and a gap in central midfield and we did just ship out another first team player to bring May in today. I'm assuming we already have a replacement for Foster but we are definitely 3 short of a big enough squad.
    We have problems at Saints, we are a well run business but we're nowhere near professional enough in how we run the football club.
    All that will be forgotten on a Saturday when the team runs out but just because we are a solid business it doesn't mean we shouldn't still be aiming to improve all the time on and off the park.
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    Broon got a reaction from Ginger Bakers rebel army in Player contracts and transfers   
    Whilst I'm buzzing we've signed May let's not pretend Brown and Wright's management of the transfer window has been nothing short of a shambles.
    And as for investment in the team, maybe. I still see a threadbare defence and a gap in central midfield and we did just ship out another first team player to bring May in today. I'm assuming we already have a replacement for Foster but we are definitely 3 short of a big enough squad.
    We have problems at Saints, we are a well run business but we're nowhere near professional enough in how we run the football club.
    All that will be forgotten on a Saturday when the team runs out but just because we are a solid business it doesn't mean we shouldn't still be aiming to improve all the time on and off the park.
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    Broon got a reaction from Johnny B in Player contracts and transfers   
    Whilst I'm buzzing we've signed May let's not pretend Brown and Wright's management of the transfer window has been nothing short of a shambles.
    And as for investment in the team, maybe. I still see a threadbare defence and a gap in central midfield and we did just ship out another first team player to bring May in today. I'm assuming we already have a replacement for Foster but we are definitely 3 short of a big enough squad.
    We have problems at Saints, we are a well run business but we're nowhere near professional enough in how we run the football club.
    All that will be forgotten on a Saturday when the team runs out but just because we are a solid business it doesn't mean we shouldn't still be aiming to improve all the time on and off the park.
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    Broon got a reaction from chips in Celtic v Saints 3 August 2019   
    No matter how big a gulf there is between Celtic and Saints losing 7-0 is not acceptable. Tommy has had many  chances to create and test a system to contain teams yet if anything we're getting worse. He seems to think sticking 11 men behind the ball is enough. To stay in the game against teams like Celtic you need to press, hassle and win the ball back. You need to get the team up the pitch and give the defenders a rest. You need to have an outball.
    Losing by anything more than 3 or 4 is piss poor at our level. 
    He's done a great job reducing the age of the team but he's ripped the heart and desire to win out of it. This is a team of heartless cowards now. When was the last time we won a game from behind?
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    Broon got a reaction from crieffsaintandy in Celtic v Saints 3 August 2019   
    No matter how big a gulf there is between Celtic and Saints losing 7-0 is not acceptable. Tommy has had many  chances to create and test a system to contain teams yet if anything we're getting worse. He seems to think sticking 11 men behind the ball is enough. To stay in the game against teams like Celtic you need to press, hassle and win the ball back. You need to get the team up the pitch and give the defenders a rest. You need to have an outball.
    Losing by anything more than 3 or 4 is piss poor at our level. 
    He's done a great job reducing the age of the team but he's ripped the heart and desire to win out of it. This is a team of heartless cowards now. When was the last time we won a game from behind?
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    Broon got a reaction from PauloPerth in Euro Memories   
    It's that time of year again when all those fantastic Euro memories are popping up on our timelines on Social Media. Given this year instead of defeating the likes of Rosenborg in Norway we're getting pumped of Montrose and everyone is feeling a bit low I think it's time to relive some of those great moments. 
    So, what was your highlights? Here's my Top 3. 
    1. Piano Bar. Nobody expected us to get anything from Rosenborg. The Rosenborg fans didn't bother to turn up,  we were treated like all the other diddies they have to face in the early stages each year. There were a few highlights, the march to the game, the goal, the final whistle but nothing topped that night in the Piano bar. Best. Night. Ever. No hangover has been worth it like that one. 
    2. Lucerne. What a stunning place to play a game of football. The gods were kind to us with that draw. Lucerne is still one of the most beautiful places I've been. On top, a great game, a not so great game against their supporters in the 35C heat and beers on padalo on the Lake. Brilliant. 
    3. Eskisehirspor fans. Gathering in that first bar on the first day I'll admit I was nervous as the Turkish locals started to surround the pub. The horror stories about stabbings and violence at Football games in Turkey. Nothing could have prepared us for what a single song of "Sit down if you hate Dundee" could do to turn an atmosphere around. Turned into a brilliant trip and met some great people. The Football was brutal and if you looked back on that starting 11 you'll cringe but the experience of the Turkish fans was something you wont forget. Loved it. 
    Go for it - what was yours? 
     
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    Broon got a reaction from Melbourne Saint in Steve Brown - doing a good job?   
    I wonder if Brown and Wright have any idea that the comments they make in media about cuts, exceeding budgets, trimming the squad, cutting our cloth etc come across as negative and have an impact on fan morale? The fans know this and don't need to be told. 
    A few simple "We have a few targets and we're working hard to improve the squad"comments would have been fine. But when you are walking into the 1st game of the season with a tiny squad and 13 fit players to come away with crap like the budgets spent and we need to sell is utterly mind blowing. 
    Even when we do something great we don't really promote it well. 
    Absolutely no doubting Brown runs the club well and agree it's a tough job. Would I want a change of owner? Absolutely not. Would I want him to improve a few things around communication/PR and fan engagement? 100% yes.  
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    Broon reacted to Dave H in Euro Memories   
    Great away memories above, but Tam Scobbie penalty winner was awesome.  
     
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    Broon reacted to blueheaven in Euro Memories   
    My two experiences of watching us play away in Europe were Monaco and Luzern, which were both incredible trips. Rosenborg's a bit more of a sore memory for me as I'd booked up to travel and then had to pull out due to illness.
    But I'd also give a special mention to the home game against Luzern, which I think was possibly one of my favourite ever experiences at McDiarmid. Fantastic performance on the pitch, a thrilling penalty shoot out ending, and a brilliant, noisy atmosphere under the McD floodlights. It's not always possible to get to all the away games for all of us when we qualify, but it's nights like that Luzern game at home that make me desperate to watch us in Europe again.
    One thing I could never understand was when some people started treating these matches as if they were some sort of inconvenience. For me, they were the absolute pinnacle.
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    Broon reacted to blueheaven in Steve Brown - doing a good job?   
    In fairness, we think Saints can do bigger things because we've seen Saints do them.
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    Broon reacted to rickardo in Steve Brown - doing a good job?   
    Aye but we could be bigger if people wanted it to be ,this “small club” mentality is really starting to get on my tits , get some of the so called money we have spent on some new faces before we’re all doddling along to our “small club” in the 1st division where a lot of people on here seem to believe that’s where we belong . 
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    Broon got a reaction from PerthshireBoys1884 in Steve Brown - doing a good job?   
    I wonder if Brown and Wright have any idea that the comments they make in media about cuts, exceeding budgets, trimming the squad, cutting our cloth etc come across as negative and have an impact on fan morale? The fans know this and don't need to be told. 
    A few simple "We have a few targets and we're working hard to improve the squad"comments would have been fine. But when you are walking into the 1st game of the season with a tiny squad and 13 fit players to come away with crap like the budgets spent and we need to sell is utterly mind blowing. 
    Even when we do something great we don't really promote it well. 
    Absolutely no doubting Brown runs the club well and agree it's a tough job. Would I want a change of owner? Absolutely not. Would I want him to improve a few things around communication/PR and fan engagement? 100% yes.  
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    Broon got a reaction from Wendy Saints in Steve Brown - doing a good job?   
    Hardly a stupid question.
    Rather than responding like a t*** why not just answer the question?
    What I'm guessing you're trying to say is things are better now than before Geoff. Of course they are. Steve Brown is obviously financially astute and runs the business side well. Clearly he can balance the books but is his style of leadership pushing us on as a Football club? Are we in an upward trajectory?
    Football is a fans business. Does he care about fan engagement? Are we as a club doing enough to attract crowds and entertain? To promote the product?  Is the overall experience of going to McDiarmid good? 
    Undoubtedly Saints focus a lot on our class leading hospitality and events at the stadium and it's a good earner. We clearly promote this in the business circles. Do we focus the same on the regular punters? 
    How's the PR and marketing? 
    These are all valid questions and just because things are better than the time 33 years ago when we were shiter than shite and about to go bust doesn't give them a free pass forever. If you stop pushing on the only direction you'll go is backwards.
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    Broon got a reaction from GMac in Steve Brown - doing a good job?   
    I wonder if Brown and Wright have any idea that the comments they make in media about cuts, exceeding budgets, trimming the squad, cutting our cloth etc come across as negative and have an impact on fan morale? The fans know this and don't need to be told. 
    A few simple "We have a few targets and we're working hard to improve the squad"comments would have been fine. But when you are walking into the 1st game of the season with a tiny squad and 13 fit players to come away with crap like the budgets spent and we need to sell is utterly mind blowing. 
    Even when we do something great we don't really promote it well. 
    Absolutely no doubting Brown runs the club well and agree it's a tough job. Would I want a change of owner? Absolutely not. Would I want him to improve a few things around communication/PR and fan engagement? 100% yes.  
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    Broon got a reaction from The Kinross Saint in Steve Brown - doing a good job?   
    I wonder if Brown and Wright have any idea that the comments they make in media about cuts, exceeding budgets, trimming the squad, cutting our cloth etc come across as negative and have an impact on fan morale? The fans know this and don't need to be told. 
    A few simple "We have a few targets and we're working hard to improve the squad"comments would have been fine. But when you are walking into the 1st game of the season with a tiny squad and 13 fit players to come away with crap like the budgets spent and we need to sell is utterly mind blowing. 
    Even when we do something great we don't really promote it well. 
    Absolutely no doubting Brown runs the club well and agree it's a tough job. Would I want a change of owner? Absolutely not. Would I want him to improve a few things around communication/PR and fan engagement? 100% yes.  
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    Broon got a reaction from Shibbydoo in Jason Kerr   
    Watched McKenna again last night. No way is he better than Kerr. I've never seen him play well, don't get the hype at all.
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    Broon got a reaction from Dave H in Jason Kerr   
    Watched McKenna again last night. No way is he better than Kerr. I've never seen him play well, don't get the hype at all.
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    Broon got a reaction from Havana Saint in Jason Kerr   
    Watched McKenna again last night. No way is he better than Kerr. I've never seen him play well, don't get the hype at all.
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    Broon got a reaction from Stumpy1966 in Jason Kerr   
    Watched McKenna again last night. No way is he better than Kerr. I've never seen him play well, don't get the hype at all.
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    Broon got a reaction from Kilgour in Jason Kerr   
    Watched McKenna again last night. No way is he better than Kerr. I've never seen him play well, don't get the hype at all.
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    Broon reacted to sleepless in Hamilton v St Johnstone 18 May 2019   
    Well, that was disappointing.
    First half we played fairly decent stuff, especially down the right, where Spoony and Foster were linking very well. Some good moves which should have been finished off better. By the way, there seem to be a few on this thread suggesting we had no shots on target. We did in the game I was at. Could easily have had a couple in the first half and that wouldn't have flattered us.
    Second half was very flat, though. After all the good work down the right in the first half, we stopped doing that in the second half and concentrated on the left. That was a real problem. It's very unfair to judge someone making his first competitive start in 18 months, but Beaston was a bit of a problem. He was clearly concentrating on being competent and not making mistakes but it meant there was no creativity or flair there. It was all too slow and ponderous.
    Their second was a shocker.
    I'm tempted to make Olly Hamilton my man of the match, if only because he was buzzing about with a real sense of urgency which others lacked. He made some really sharp moves into space but no-one passed to him. It would have been interesting if he'd been there in the first half to pick up some of Spoony's and Foster's balls into the middle.
    Danny worked hard. A couple of times he worked his way into the box and should have gone for goal but didn't. Danny from a couple of years ago would have had a shot and probably would have scored. Confidence, I guess.
    This is a frustrating team. It's on the verge of being very good, but doesn't deliver. Again, it seems to be a confidence thing.
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    Broon got a reaction from Cagey in Hamilton v St Johnstone 18 May 2019   
    True, but on the flip side we're still playing the same style of football that leans towards a forward who's good in the air. All of our creativity is in wide areas and putting balls in the box.
    Now if we could find a central midfielder who can take the ball in, drive forward and pick passes and strikers with good movement then I'm with you. Otherwise we're stuck between two styles.
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    Broon got a reaction from jhq in Stjohnstone v Motherwell 11 th may   
    Spoony makes mistakes because unlike the rest of our team he tries to pass the round thing rather than scud it as hard as he can. He's a quality player who when played in his correct position is one of out best players. He tackles well, has great feet and always works well with our fullbacks in wide areas. Where he's totally underrated is his assists. Statistically he's season after season our most creative player. Today, he slipped Davidson in for a chance and put one right on Kane's head. He also put two other fantastic balls in that could easily have ended in goals.
    Granted, he's not a central midfielder and I share every fans frustrations when he plays there.  However to say he's not good enough for us in my opinion is nonsense.