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  1. Dave Mckay Testimonial match against DUNDEE Friday 6th Oct.

    Apologies, I have copied this from elsewhere, I will check but yes I assume blue 156-160. The prize was claimed on the night
  2. Dave Mckay Testimonial match against DUNDEE Friday 6th Oct.

    Raffle winners, photographs and Match Highlights Raffle prize winners from the Testimonial match. Many thanks to all who contributed. Signed testimonial shirt: Pink 181-185 Limited edition Testimonial hipflask: Green 151 – 155 Bottle of The Macallan – Blue 155-160 Saints scarf: (Donated by St Johnstone) Yellow 106-110 Pair of Saints match tickets(Donated by St Johnstone): Blue 191-195 Dunning Golf Club four ball (donated by Dunning GC): Pink 346-350 Litres of The Famous Grouse (donated by Scone Saintees): Green 1-5, Green 241-245 Signed One Final Hurdle books (Donated by Rob McInroy): Yellow 56-60 Pink 141-145 A dozen golf balls (Donated by Bannerman Decorators): Blue 186-190 Pink 256-260 Photographs from Match Fans have been asking where they can secure photographs from the Dave Mackay Testimonial match. Check out the PPA pics on the St Johnstone FC photoshelter Video Highlights Fans looking for highlights of the testimonial match should take a look at the Dundee FC website. Their social media team have kindly allowed free access to footage.
  3. Dave Mckay Testimonial match against DUNDEE Friday 6th Oct.

    As has already been explained, the committee spent a lot of time and effort working on the match and considering opposition. It would have cost several thousands of pounds to get an English team to travel up. This was the most suitable free weekend and Championship clubs were still involved in Challenge Cup, so that ruled them all out at the time of organising. The number of opposition fans is neither here nor there. Dundee and Neil McCann were willing to play and allow a number of 'legends' to turnout and should be thanked for their participation. Rather than being critical of the people who weren't there, I'd like to thank everyone that was and who made it a memorable night for Dave regardless of the crowd.
  4. Dave Mckay Testimonial match against DUNDEE Friday 6th Oct.

    On behalf of the Testimonial Committee, a massive thank you to each and every one of you who did attend the match last night , and for those who bought a programme or raffle tickets. The crowd may not have been massive, but I know that Dave Mackay and his family really enjoyed the night. The second half of the game in particular was great fun, and now that the dream of a team of Dave Mackays has been realised, I'm now dreaming of a Saints team that once again has players of the class of Jody Morris and Paul Sheerin playing every week. These guys were a class act , and together with Gary Harkins, were, in my opinion, the best players on the park, by a country mile!
  5. Dave Mckay Testimonial match against DUNDEE Friday 6th Oct.

    For those going to the game remember the Centenary Lounge is open from 5pm , as a supporter's bar. Be patient tho as the bar serving area is much smaller than the Muirton Suite. While waiting to be served you can buy a strip of raffle tickets, with some great prizes , so dig deep! Dave Mackay testimonial match - Raffle prizes Testimonial match shirt signed by Dave Mackay Dave Mackay testimonial engraved hipflask Bottle of Macallan Single Malt Whisky St. Johnstone scarf Donated by St Johnstone F.C. Pair of tickets for St. Johnstone home match Donated by St Johnstone F.C. 4 ball at Dunning Golf Club Donated by Dunning Golf Club 2 prizes of Litre of Famous Grouse blended whisky Donated by Scone Saintees 2 prizes of One Final Hurdle book Donated by Rob McInroy 2 prizes of 12-pack of golf balls Donated by Bannerman Decorators
  6. Dave Mckay Testimonial match against DUNDEE Friday 6th Oct.

    HONOURING A CLUB LEGEND Testimonial committee chairman Scott Findlay is urging Saints fans to turn out in force to honour their Scottish Cup winning captain in tonight’s match with Dundee. Scott said: “This is the supporters’ chance to say a proper farewell to Dave, whose playing career was cut short after hip surgery last year. It promises to be a special night for fans and for a true club legend. “In his years with Saints, even before Dave lifted the Scottish Cup three years ago, he was a player fans knew gave them 100% every time he pulled on the jersey and he has to be among the club’s most consistent performers of all-time. “From the committee’s very first meeting we wanted to turn the dream of a team of Dave Mackays into reality for one night. That is why we have commissioned a special shirt from Total Teamwear Scotland featuring the logos of match sponsors Booker Perth and Kilmac. “All the Saints players will pull on shirts with Mackay number 2 on their backs in tribute to Dave. “His career began at Dundee FC and we are grateful for their support. With many of their own legends, along with Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam, agreeing to make an appearance, we are looking forward to Dark Blues fans joining us at McDiarmid.” While the first hour or so will feature the regular St Johnstone and Dundee first team squads, the closing stages will see legends from both clubs turning back the clock. Names signed up include Roddy Grant, Danny Griffin, John O’Neil, Darren Dods, Martin Hardie, Paul Sheerin, Nathan Lowndes, Jody Morris and cup winner Frazer Wright, along with Rab Douglas, Barry Smith, Steven Milne, Charlie Adam, Peter MacDonald, Gary Harkins and Dens management duo Neil McCann and Graham Gartland. The game kicks-off at 7.30pm and admission at the gate has been pegged at £15 and £5 for U16s and seniors. Season tickets are not valid. The East and West stands will be open, with Dundee fans accommodated in the north of the main stand (turnstiles 6 and 7). *Supporters should note the Muirton Suite is hosting a pre-booked function but the Centenary Suite is open pre-match only from 5pm, with an opportunity to mingle with legends. The star prize in the raffle is a limited edition signed Dave Mackay testimonial shirt. The pre-match and half-time entertainment will be provided by the Pipes and Drums of Glenalmond College.
  7. Richard Foster

    Foster receives two match ban. Can't say I have sympathy for him but punishment smacks of double standards, when you kick a door after match finished and get banned but when you play for an old firm team you can aim an elbow at the face of an opponent in the middle of a match and totally escape any form of punishment!
  8. What Dreams Are Made of

    The special commerorative strip to be worn by Saints players tomorrow night!
  9. Dave Mckay Testimonial match against DUNDEE Friday 6th Oct.

    Saints fans will finally get to cheer on a team of Dave Mackays in Friday's testimonial match with Dundee at McDiarmid Park, kick-off 7.30pm. The special shirts, provided by Total Teamwear Scotland, were unveiled in advance of the game. Dave Mackay and testimonial committee chairman Scott Findlay are flanked by Athole McDonald of Kilmac and Colin McFarlane of Booker Perth, Friday's match sponsors, along with Findlays Events. Saints current stars and guests will all wear Mackay 2 shirts in tribute to the cup winning skipper.
  10. What Dreams Are Made of

    Watch this space. It is hoped that there will be an opportunity for fans to bid for some of the unique shirts after the match. Details will be posted here.
  11. Dave Mckay Testimonial match against DUNDEE Friday 6th Oct.

    Further Match Information :- Please note that Reserved Car Park Bays are NOT valid for this game, and car park fee is £3 per car. Any supporter who would normally use a disability parking space, should phone the Club to book a parking space for the match. As previously stated, the Muirton Suite will NOT be open due to a pre arranged private function, however St Johnstone have kindly agreed to open the Centenary Lounge prior to the game (from 5pm) as a supporter's bar. At the conclusion of the game Dave Mackay will say a few words of thanks to those attending, so don't rush away. Souvenir Programmes will be on sale for £3 Raffle tickets with some great prizes, will be on sale prior to the game, in the Centenary Lounge an Hospitality Lounges. The draw will be made at half time. And finally, Roddy Grant has today been added to the list of Saint's Legends who will play a part in the game. Let's get along in great numbers to support Dave!
  12. Dave Mckay Testimonial match against DUNDEE Friday 6th Oct.

    Yes there were hospitality packages, as highlighted earlier in the post, although they are now sold out. Don't let that stop you going to the game though.
  13. Dave Mckay Testimonial match against DUNDEE Friday 6th Oct.

    Excerpt from Tommy Wright's message today :- The word ‘legend’ is used a bit too freely these days but it is a fitting word to describe what Dave Mackay is to this football club and I am delighted that we have been able to fit in a testimonial match for him on Friday. It promises to be a great night with the first hour or so being a really useful exercise for both first teams and then a range of guest players taking part to make it a memorable occasion and I hope as many Saints fans as possible can come along and give Dave the support he deserves.
  14. What Dreams Are Made of

    A Dream Come True for Saints FansThroughout their history, if you asked any St Johnstone fan, of any age, what were their dreams for the Club, they'd have told you they wanted to win a National Trophy. That happened on 17th May 2014, when Dave Mackay became the first ever St Johnstone captain to hold the Scottish Cup aloft. Saints fans, in the main, are realists, and have never expected a team of multi million pound players or to win League Championship Trophies. Over the last few years however, St Johnstone fans have had one particular recurring dream or wish, which they have verbalised in song:- “A Team of Dave Mackay’s”, a player, who you knew that every time he pulled on that blue shirt, he would give absolutely everything for the team. On Friday night, that “Dream” will become a reality, when, as a one-off tribute to “CupTie”, current players and Saints Legends will all wear a strip bearing the number 2 and the name Mackay.It's sure to be a great night and if you are still undecided about whether to go to the game, remember, “This is not just any Testimonial Match,THIS IS THE DAVE MACKAY TESTIMONIAL MATCH!! Hope to see you all there on Friday.