Crossest Man In Scotland

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  1. Player Contracts + Transfers

    Strange one. You would think it would be the Chairman's job to set the total budget and the Manager's job to decide how that budget is divvied up. Whatever line of work you are in, it is very demotivating if your boss doesn't delegate.
  2. Europa League 2017 - 18

    Norrköping look a good team on paper. Currently joint top of Swedish league. Most of their team seem to be full internationals (according to Wikipedia).
  3. Is Scottish Football truly incompetent?

    Took me back to the 7-2 win v Dundee in 1997. Two virtually identical free kick goals within minutes of each other ... scored by someone called by Leigh.
  4. Tommy for Rangers

    If life was fair then Tommy would get a job offer from the English Championship but I don't think this is very likely in the current climate. There were 5 teams in the Championship with foreign managers this season and they all finished in the top 6 so undoubtedly more clubs will look abroad. Of the 18 teams with British managers, 11 of these had previously managed in the Premier League. Realistically, a Championship chairman is unlikely to choose Tommy ahead of a Harry Redknapp or a Steve Bruce.
  5. Alex Totten's Autobiography

    Browsed through Totten's autobiography today in Waterstones and there are some mildly interesting stories. Apparently Andy Millen got £500 per season as a signing-on bonus but Totten said to home he wanted to see Millen play a few games before stumping up the cash. Millen was not happy about this and they fell out. Personally, I would have paid £500 out of my own pocket at that time to get rid of Millen. He did go on to have a fairly successful career but he was one of the worst players I have ever seen in a Saints journey. Totten is obviously still VERY bitter about his sacking and this topic is covered at length. He refutes Geoff Brown's claim that he never gave young players a chance by claiming credit for the transfer fees received for Callum Davidson and Fizzy Scott. This is utter bollocks as neither of them played a first team game under Totten and if he had stayed on it is likely that both would have gone the same way as Bobby Mann and David Bingham, ie free transfers to Forfar. He blames John McClelland for knifing him in the back and goes on to claim that Herman was only his 3rd choice to be his assistant after Roy Aitken and Danny McGrain. One bizarre claim is that Steve Harrison turned down the chance to be McClelland's assistant when he realised that all the Saints fans desperately wanted Totten back as manager ! A quick skim through the non Saints sections suggested that if you like stories about what Big Jock said to Coisty on the Marble Staircase etc, then this book would be the perfect gift.
  6. St Johnstone v Killmarnock 25/02/2017 Saints Day

    2 Northern Ireland internationals on the bench all the same.
  7. Decisions against us

    I remember Celtic beat us at McD in one of John Barnes' first games with a late "goal" which never came close to crossing the line. In post match interview Barnes said something along lines of "It probably wasn't a goal but these things even themselves out over a season". Not in Scotland they don't John.
  8. Best Saints songs ever

    He's fat, he's round. His team are staying down. Jimmy Bone.
  9. St Johnstone Records/Stats at McD

    Have Cowdenbeath ever played at McD?
  10. Aberdeen v Saints. Sat. 10/12/16

    When Maddison goes back to Norwich they could do a Dundee United.
  11. Three forwards only for season 2016 - 2017 ?

    I would be happy with rotating MacLean, Kane and Cummins and giving an opportunity to youngsters Hunter and Hurst.
  12. Post playing careers

    Think that was Kenny Ward
  13. Manager of the year

    Tell us why Totten was sacked then
  14. Season 1984/85 memories

    My favourite player that season was Alan Lyons. I met him through work a couple of years ago and we had a good chat about his time at Saints.
  15. Rise of the Tories...........

    Labour and SNP have been banging on for 20 years plus about how wicked the Tories are but neithet has taken any steps to reverse key Tory policies of 80's namely: Reducing taxes Curbing power of trade unions Privatisation of loss making state industries Right to buy council houses Deregulation of businesses To me, that is a tacit admission that these policies greatly benefited the whole of society so I find their bad mouthing of Conservative party and voters to be hypocritical and tedious.