PauloPerth

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    PauloPerth got a reaction from Cagey in St Johnstone v Hearts 30/10/19   
    As much as I rate him out wide, I think Kennedy is even better through the middle.  It suits his all action style to be involved more, and he can take players on on either side through the middle.  He also is fairly strong at holding the ball up, as well as spinning centre backs.
    Wright and Wotherspoon have done okay the past couple of games, but as much for their defensive work as their attacking play. Spoony was obviously excellent going forward v Accies, but I thought he was poor in possession against Hearts. However, he did put a good shift in and played his part in a battling victory.  Wright was steady in both games, again not creating a lot, but playing his part at both ends of the park.
    I'd say both MOH and Swanson are generally bigger attacking threats than both Spoony and Wright, but neither are as good at the defensive end. That's why Spoony and Wright have been picked when we've been struggling and conceding goals; too make us more solid and harder to beat.  And it's worked the past couple of games.
    But I'm struggling to see how Spoony or Wright made more of an attacking impact against Hearts than Kennedy.
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    PauloPerth got a reaction from andy rhodes fancy watch in St Johnstone v Hearts 30/10/19   
    As much as I rate him out wide, I think Kennedy is even better through the middle.  It suits his all action style to be involved more, and he can take players on on either side through the middle.  He also is fairly strong at holding the ball up, as well as spinning centre backs.
    Wright and Wotherspoon have done okay the past couple of games, but as much for their defensive work as their attacking play. Spoony was obviously excellent going forward v Accies, but I thought he was poor in possession against Hearts. However, he did put a good shift in and played his part in a battling victory.  Wright was steady in both games, again not creating a lot, but playing his part at both ends of the park.
    I'd say both MOH and Swanson are generally bigger attacking threats than both Spoony and Wright, but neither are as good at the defensive end. That's why Spoony and Wright have been picked when we've been struggling and conceding goals; too make us more solid and harder to beat.  And it's worked the past couple of games.
    But I'm struggling to see how Spoony or Wright made more of an attacking impact against Hearts than Kennedy.
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    PauloPerth got a reaction from sixties saintee in St Johnstone v Hearts 30/10/19   
    You are entitled to your opinion like everyone else obviously.  But I read that and think it's unbelievable. 
    Kennedy has been our best attacking player over the past 12 months by a long way. He makes things happen and is a constant thorn in the side for opposition defenders. Our top scorer last season and joint top this one. Regularly puts good deliveries into the box.
    He does give the ball away at times, but he's an attacking player taking a gamble on beating players, it's not always going to come off for him. The thing is he does it in the right areas, the final third. It's not as if he's trying to beat players and losing it in our own half.
    If we're still struggling in January, he will be the first player other teams try to sign on a PCA.
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    PauloPerth got a reaction from HOODLUM65 in St Johnstone v Hearts 30/10/19   
    You are entitled to your opinion like everyone else obviously.  But I read that and think it's unbelievable. 
    Kennedy has been our best attacking player over the past 12 months by a long way. He makes things happen and is a constant thorn in the side for opposition defenders. Our top scorer last season and joint top this one. Regularly puts good deliveries into the box.
    He does give the ball away at times, but he's an attacking player taking a gamble on beating players, it's not always going to come off for him. The thing is he does it in the right areas, the final third. It's not as if he's trying to beat players and losing it in our own half.
    If we're still struggling in January, he will be the first player other teams try to sign on a PCA.
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    PauloPerth got a reaction from Dave H in St Johnstone v Hearts 30/10/19   
    You are entitled to your opinion like everyone else obviously.  But I read that and think it's unbelievable. 
    Kennedy has been our best attacking player over the past 12 months by a long way. He makes things happen and is a constant thorn in the side for opposition defenders. Our top scorer last season and joint top this one. Regularly puts good deliveries into the box.
    He does give the ball away at times, but he's an attacking player taking a gamble on beating players, it's not always going to come off for him. The thing is he does it in the right areas, the final third. It's not as if he's trying to beat players and losing it in our own half.
    If we're still struggling in January, he will be the first player other teams try to sign on a PCA.
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    PauloPerth got a reaction from south inch in St Johnstone v Hearts 30/10/19   
    You are entitled to your opinion like everyone else obviously.  But I read that and think it's unbelievable. 
    Kennedy has been our best attacking player over the past 12 months by a long way. He makes things happen and is a constant thorn in the side for opposition defenders. Our top scorer last season and joint top this one. Regularly puts good deliveries into the box.
    He does give the ball away at times, but he's an attacking player taking a gamble on beating players, it's not always going to come off for him. The thing is he does it in the right areas, the final third. It's not as if he's trying to beat players and losing it in our own half.
    If we're still struggling in January, he will be the first player other teams try to sign on a PCA.
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    PauloPerth got a reaction from andy rhodes fancy watch in St Johnstone v Hearts 30/10/19   
    You are entitled to your opinion like everyone else obviously.  But I read that and think it's unbelievable. 
    Kennedy has been our best attacking player over the past 12 months by a long way. He makes things happen and is a constant thorn in the side for opposition defenders. Our top scorer last season and joint top this one. Regularly puts good deliveries into the box.
    He does give the ball away at times, but he's an attacking player taking a gamble on beating players, it's not always going to come off for him. The thing is he does it in the right areas, the final third. It's not as if he's trying to beat players and losing it in our own half.
    If we're still struggling in January, he will be the first player other teams try to sign on a PCA.
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    PauloPerth reacted to Honest Saints Fan in Amazing Saints   
    Amazing Saints
     
    Some people might know that I've not been keeping well for over a year although I'm much better now. During my stem cell transplants Tommy and the players surprised me with a video of well wishes. Liam Craig organised it all with the help of Gary (will fix it!). Our wee club are so special. Just shows the lengths they will go to!
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    PauloPerth reacted to andy rhodes fancy watch in St Johnstone v Hamilton 26/10/19   
    Give the ball to May? They did that and he lost it stupidly for Hamiltons first goal. The form he was in on Saturday reminded me of Chris Kane. 
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    PauloPerth got a reaction from sixties saintee in Ask Brown a question   
    Not sure about his wages, but I wouldn't be putting a 64 year old on the bench either!
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    PauloPerth got a reaction from HOODLUM65 in Ask Brown a question   
    Not sure about his wages, but I wouldn't be putting a 64 year old on the bench either!
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    PauloPerth reacted to Cagey in Aberdeen v St Johnstone 14/08/19   
    Off course you can. You just need confidence & skill.
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    PauloPerth reacted to Cagey in Player contracts and transfers   
    Good luck to the guy. Had an unlucky start getting taken out by goalie when he looked good on his first start.
    Didn't really get a decent run when he returned from injury to reestablish himself.
    Interview in Falkirk Herald but no mention of enjoying his time at Saints.
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    PauloPerth got a reaction from SlickDT in Player contracts and transfers   
    I know Callachan can be unpredictable at times, and isn't everyone's cup of tea, but watching today I thought his energy would have been a big plus in centre midfield for us.
    He also likes to drive forward with the ball, whereas when we did win it in centre midfield it felt like we were slow in driving up the pitch, and generally let kilmarnock get set up with men behind the ball.
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    PauloPerth got a reaction from Havana Saint in Saints v Kilmarnock 31 August 2019   
    That was horrendous.
    Bit of excitement beforehand, a buzz from a May signing, couple of hundred extra fans, and a shite flat performance.
    Absolutely total St Johnstone.
    Such an awful insipid match that even killie fans were sitting quietly in the second half despite winning away from home.  Nothing to get the home support involved or excited about either.
    Killie went ahead then just sat in, probably bemused at our pathetic attempts at trying to get back in the match.  They won’t have an easier 3points all season.
    We just gift goals every game. Killie were doing nothing and then from our free kick we give them the ball, they break forward and score, despite us having a chance to clear it.
    Shite crossing all game, pathetic free kicks from Tanser, just an absolute lack of pride in performance to show such poor quality to perform basic straightforward tasks. Especially after last weeks great display.
    Duffy looked terrified whenever he had the ball and just desperate for a teammate to take it off him. Kerr had a stinker of a first half as well.
    Liam Craig fairly anonymous.  
    O’Halloran had a few positive runs, but we didn’t have much more invention than give him the ball and he runs at defenders and lets see what happens.
    We still desperately need a centre midfielder to get hold of the ball.
    The table doesn’t lie, and I think we deserve to be bottom.
     
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    PauloPerth got a reaction from Indicator in Ask Brown a question   
    That's me done. 
    This is just my interpretation of what was said. If others were in attendance and read it differently then please comment.
    I'm not trying to pitch it from any particular viewpoint, just how i picked it up.   I quite strongly believe that things like this should be in the wider domain and are not just for the few who attend.  
    Next time if the club filmed it I think it would be great. Though you might would not get the same level of openness on certain issues possibly.
    Overall, very worthwhile in my opinion and well done to those who were involved in it.
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    PauloPerth got a reaction from blueheaven in Ask Brown a question   
    That's me done. 
    This is just my interpretation of what was said. If others were in attendance and read it differently then please comment.
    I'm not trying to pitch it from any particular viewpoint, just how i picked it up.   I quite strongly believe that things like this should be in the wider domain and are not just for the few who attend.  
    Next time if the club filmed it I think it would be great. Though you might would not get the same level of openness on certain issues possibly.
    Overall, very worthwhile in my opinion and well done to those who were involved in it.
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    PauloPerth got a reaction from blueheaven in Ask Brown a question   
    SB was asked why we don't get players in for pre-season, why we always wait until season had started and he said it was completely the managers choice.  There's no stipulation from the club about that.  
    Again agents are a nightmare. He spoke about Zander Clark re-signing and changing to Jackie Mac as his agent.  He joked he let Tommy do the negotiations initially but that barely lasted a week.  Said Macnamara knew he had the power as Saints weredesperate to protect their investment in Clark so we wanted get him tied up a few years and can get a good fee if he's sold, so that all makes for a stronger hand for the agent.
    Someone asked why players don't overrule their agents and he said you very rarely see that. Some players barely know which club their agent has got them signing for.
    He showed list of 1st team players and when their contracts are up. A lot of key ones next summer.  He was asked about trying to tie up Kennedy and Wright now, he said we will be trying but Kennedys agent will be trying to tout him round the bigger clubs so will hardly listen to us just now, and when asked why we didn't try to extend Drey in the summer, similar, his agent wouldn't even have talked to Saints, and if he finds form clubs down south will be all over him.
    He mentioned a few times how much Tommy is involved in deals, and reckoned more than at most clubs.  He joked a few times about how stubborn TW is at pushing for what he wants.
    Someone asked if Tommy was pinched by another club tomorrow if he had an idea who he would try to get as a replacement, and SB was quite quick in saying yes.
    The board said Paul Smith is leaving , off to pastures new. They thanked him for all the work hes done for the club.  Paul was in attendance.
     
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    PauloPerth got a reaction from blueheaven in Ask Brown a question   
    On the youths, the club feel they now have a good relationship with Man Utd, who were very complimentary about the set up here and want to develop it further. Talk of a couple of games per season at different age groups.  They spoke well of the standard of several of Saints young players.
    The hope is the relationship can be developed further (possibly them sending a reserve/ under 23 side for pre-season game, maybe loaning players etc.

     
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    PauloPerth got a reaction from blueheaven in Ask Brown a question   
    Stan Harris spoke about the finances.  
    We lost about £190k or so last season. The two Dundee teams out the league costs us around £150k I think they said.  The only slightly heated debate of the evening was a couple of Saints fans desperate to pimp out the three sides of the ground to The OF to make us an extra £300k or whatever a season. Starting a sentence with I never ever go to games against The OF, but I think we should give them 3 sides of the ground is a bit of a brass neck in my honest opinion, but each to their own I suppose.  Stan and Broon were fairly non-commital on the issue, but I think it's something that's been discussed.
    The cup game against Celtic at home last season there were only 1065 Saints fans there out of a crowd of 5600 or something.
    But Celtic smashed 58 seats, and it took us a bit of time to get the money off them, so pros and cons.  The club don't run to the press for variousness reasons about keeping good relations with them, for young players etc.
    Our leccy bill is between £12 - £18k a month. Water bill is £12k.  The club have looked at solar panels on the roofs - not cost effective.  Wind turbine - but McD sits in a bowl so wouldn't produce enough to make it viable, and water capture system, but the steelwork of the stands is not strong enough to hold them.  They keep looking at opportunities to save on bills.
    Marketing - they have given flyers round all the new estates in Perth area. Bertha Park etc.
    We had the 14th highest average home attendance in Scotland last season.  But our wage bill was 8th highest on an average of £48k per first team player. (Excluding bonuses etc!)
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    PauloPerth got a reaction from 541ntees in Ask Brown a question   
    That's me done. 
    This is just my interpretation of what was said. If others were in attendance and read it differently then please comment.
    I'm not trying to pitch it from any particular viewpoint, just how i picked it up.   I quite strongly believe that things like this should be in the wider domain and are not just for the few who attend.  
    Next time if the club filmed it I think it would be great. Though you might would not get the same level of openness on certain issues possibly.
    Overall, very worthwhile in my opinion and well done to those who were involved in it.
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    PauloPerth got a reaction from McCarry One Nil in Ask Brown a question   
    Was at the meeting.  Very informative and well put together.
    Steve Brown on the first team squad/ players. We've had to pay a severance fee for May so he says there's only likely to be a RB(HOPEFULLY Monday) and talking to a LB and that's it.  Unless we can shift Ando and MacMillan. Seemed optimistic we would be able to.
    Foster fell out with manager and agreed to leave. Didn't want to say more as there's a confidentiality agreement.  When asked, he gave a fairly comprehensive account of the May saga.  
    He says this has been the hardest window he's ever known, agents are a nightmare. He doesn't know how many more transfer windows he'll be involved in, as with brexit looming he may be thinking of focussing more on his own business. He hinted that he might not be in position all that much longer, but that might just be how drained he feels after negotiations?
    Alistair Stevenson talked about the youth programme. A few very exciting players in there.  The 16 (?) yr old Denholm on the bench on Saturday was released by Celtic and the club have very high hopes for him.
    Interestingly we don't sign our youngsters on a development contract at 16 as they would leave school. Saints want the players to have an education to fall back on, and get the players in a day a week as well as evenings. It does mean we would miss out on quite a bit of the development fee, but the club want to do right by the youngsters, as the vast majority won't make it.
    Cant remember the lads name, Steve someone I think, gave an update on the women's football side.
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    PauloPerth got a reaction from Saline Saint in Ask Brown a question   
    That's me done. 
    This is just my interpretation of what was said. If others were in attendance and read it differently then please comment.
    I'm not trying to pitch it from any particular viewpoint, just how i picked it up.   I quite strongly believe that things like this should be in the wider domain and are not just for the few who attend.  
    Next time if the club filmed it I think it would be great. Though you might would not get the same level of openness on certain issues possibly.
    Overall, very worthwhile in my opinion and well done to those who were involved in it.
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    PauloPerth got a reaction from HOODLUM65 in Ask Brown a question   
    Was at the meeting.  Very informative and well put together.
    Steve Brown on the first team squad/ players. We've had to pay a severance fee for May so he says there's only likely to be a RB(HOPEFULLY Monday) and talking to a LB and that's it.  Unless we can shift Ando and MacMillan. Seemed optimistic we would be able to.
    Foster fell out with manager and agreed to leave. Didn't want to say more as there's a confidentiality agreement.  When asked, he gave a fairly comprehensive account of the May saga.  
    He says this has been the hardest window he's ever known, agents are a nightmare. He doesn't know how many more transfer windows he'll be involved in, as with brexit looming he may be thinking of focussing more on his own business. He hinted that he might not be in position all that much longer, but that might just be how drained he feels after negotiations?
    Alistair Stevenson talked about the youth programme. A few very exciting players in there.  The 16 (?) yr old Denholm on the bench on Saturday was released by Celtic and the club have very high hopes for him.
    Interestingly we don't sign our youngsters on a development contract at 16 as they would leave school. Saints want the players to have an education to fall back on, and get the players in a day a week as well as evenings. It does mean we would miss out on quite a bit of the development fee, but the club want to do right by the youngsters, as the vast majority won't make it.
    Cant remember the lads name, Steve someone I think, gave an update on the women's football side.
    more....
     
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    PauloPerth got a reaction from HOODLUM65 in Ask Brown a question   
    Stan Harris spoke about the finances.  
    We lost about £190k or so last season. The two Dundee teams out the league costs us around £150k I think they said.  The only slightly heated debate of the evening was a couple of Saints fans desperate to pimp out the three sides of the ground to The OF to make us an extra £300k or whatever a season. Starting a sentence with I never ever go to games against The OF, but I think we should give them 3 sides of the ground is a bit of a brass neck in my honest opinion, but each to their own I suppose.  Stan and Broon were fairly non-commital on the issue, but I think it's something that's been discussed.
    The cup game against Celtic at home last season there were only 1065 Saints fans there out of a crowd of 5600 or something.
    But Celtic smashed 58 seats, and it took us a bit of time to get the money off them, so pros and cons.  The club don't run to the press for variousness reasons about keeping good relations with them, for young players etc.
    Our leccy bill is between £12 - £18k a month. Water bill is £12k.  The club have looked at solar panels on the roofs - not cost effective.  Wind turbine - but McD sits in a bowl so wouldn't produce enough to make it viable, and water capture system, but the steelwork of the stands is not strong enough to hold them.  They keep looking at opportunities to save on bills.
    Marketing - they have given flyers round all the new estates in Perth area. Bertha Park etc.
    We had the 14th highest average home attendance in Scotland last season.  But our wage bill was 8th highest on an average of £48k per first team player. (Excluding bonuses etc!)
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