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  1. We Couldn't afford to pay for Adam's football boots! Charlie Adam's Jersey hangs in the Clep Bar on Clepington Road; if he comes back up here he is on record as saying he wants to play for Dundee before he retires.
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    Strange decision? De Ligt? He's old enough and will grow in to the role. He won't however, transform a defense lacking confidence.
  3. Oh Calm Down! I'm not convinced May would be worth his price tag so lets move on. I think our manager will be prudent enough to have another striker in the frame and there is still plenty time to add to the squad.
  4. Being away for the third straight year is totally unfair. All fans deserve to have an opportunity to start the season at home at least every other year. This is poor. And before any body starts this is not computer generated fixtures so they are not random.
  5. I'm convinced we'll be at home; last two years away to Killie. I wouldn't be suprised if we open at home to Rangers on the Sunday.
  6. Wow. Thank goodness! He is one of the reasons Dundee are plummeting downwards. We need to be showing a bit more guile in picking up good squad players who can contribute.
  7. I'm taking the high ground on this and will be the first to offer "smarmy Arab" commiserations. We are better than that. United were poor though and really need some better pros to steer them to the big league - the league has changed since they were up with Macnmadud. St.Mirren will be better next year so we better smarten up.
  8. He reminded me of Bambi on ice. He scored a scorcher against Raith in the cup and that was all I can fondly remember about him.
  9. I remember that game well; that was a braw team and looking back we never really appreciated what a good side Totten put together.
  10. There is a game today folks but there doesn't seem to be much appetite for it. Hoping for another descent performance and a win but not expecting a lot of goals between the leagues two most pragmatic sides. Hoping to see Hendry and Kane start up front.
  11. I have a feeling we will win this handily. 0-3 St. Johnstone
  12. Spot on Cagey! A legend and a gentleman. I will be disappointed if there is not 2 mins for the big man on Saturday at all games. RIP Billy.
  13. Season is pretty much over for us so hope we use a few of the young guns to see what they have. Totally pointless giving Joe or Tony Watt game time - lets start planning for the new season. I have this down for a banker draw. Hope Joe gets 15 mins last home game of the season - he's been a good servant for us and deserves a wee bit of praise for his efforts,. I wish him all the best.
  14. Seems to be the mindset of most teams nowadays that the first goal is crucial and if you get it you have to work your socks off to keep the lead. We are far too pragmatic in our set up to open up. Our most emphatic win this year has been 2-0!
  15. How can the SFA justify that 1st fixture after we've just played Dundee in Perth? Good grief I swear they are trying to drive fans away from games.
  16. So on the back of nice win we go to Killie who have been excellent all year and will be a stern test. We opened the season here back in August and alarm bells were ringing with our performance but we steadied the ship. Outside of Celtic Kilmarnock are the best team I've seen at McDairmid and we played well to share an entertaining 0-0 draw in October in Perth. Still hope we might put out the same starting team as Wednesday and go at them with the same tempo we showed early on Wednesday.
  17. That was a fine display and we could have won more convincingly. The one thing I noticed about our best performance for months was the real tempo we were playing at and it suited Kennedy and MOH to a tee. Defense looked pretty solid even if we got caught a couple of times with some sloppy passing. Callaghan was outstanding too. Kane again led the line with authority and great to see Hendry involved even if he was short of match practice. Two exceptional game changing saves from Zander the best goal keeper in Scotland by a country mile. PLEASE....... barring injury can we start with this team on Saturday?
  18. I can understand your thinking and on Monday that would have been the mindset from Dundee but when match day arrives and the magnitude of the game for them dawns the short hop to Perth you would think will attract them.
  19. In Bold agree. I would still keep Ando for another season as cover if he agrees, Alston I would like to see get another contract if only for a year. Watt is a conundrum - I still think he has a lot to offer but wouldn't be be too disappointed if he went providing we can find a quality replacement - and not May!
  20. Putting my 100% fail record for starting threads at risk here but not much I fancy. Dundee are desperate and will bring a big following through so the away team will be buoyed by that if nothing else. Their defense is pretty rubbish so if ever we wanted to put a nail in their coffin now is the time. TW is clearly unhappy with the form and effort from some of our players so it will be all changed again. I think Liam Gordon should start and I'm hoping we start Kane and Watt up front and take the game to Dundee - we having nothing but respect top play for but I'm sure the team will be reminded what this game means to the fans.
  21. I'd like to comment on your earlier post if I may. You make some pertinent points but it concerns me (and you are not alone) that some Saints fans seem to think that we need to go down to the Championship to start playing exciting football and in turn fans may start flocking back and enjoy their football again - that league we were so fond of ten years ago where free flowing football and plenty of goals exists. The reality is something completely different: the Championship is now a brutal league and teams in that division know of the rewards in getting to the Premier so its win at all costs, grind out a win, pack defenses away from home etc etc- and throw every expense at players if you can get them - it's very much a carbon copy of the top league without the quality. I share an office in Dundee with both Dees and Terrors and these guys are home and away with their teams and the mood among them is melancholic resignation at what the next few weeks hold for them. And before Saints fans start rejoicing at their plight the worst outcome for St.Johnstone in that scenario - Premier league survival and promotion is a Dundee derby in the lower league next year. Early in the season I seen some nice football from Saints - no doubt Drey Wright had a lot to do with that but I've also seen some drab 1-0 away from home wins and I've celebrated these just as much as a convincing 3-1 win. Whether you like it or not football has changed and not necessarily for the better but we have an established top league team and a lot to do with that is the pragmatism of Tommy Wright. It doesn't excite me watching Saints grind out wins against Hamilton for instance but that is what it takes to remain where we ultimately want to be.
  22. Dunne run in to the opening in front of him that's fair enough but the quality of the lay off and finish was "tidy" and that can't be disputed.
  23. Bang on the money Cagey! I drew flack for suggesting we shouldn't be throwing big money at MOH but he just isn't the same player we had before he jumped ship to Sevco.
  24. A few thoughts from Saturday. I thought we played pretty well in parts. The game had the feel of a stalemate but we were certainly the more likely to be winners until 'Well scored and then that was it - you just knew we weren't coming back. Their first goal was really tidy and the sort of quality that changes games and that was the case. Joe has been taking a bit of flack recently for his performances but I thought he looked solid enough despite a few stray passes; his effort was not in question. Kerr looks better every time I see him and we really need to capitalize on having such a solid defender and find a way to build around him. Goss looked good in parts but I don't think he has done enough to suggest we would offer him a contract for the sort of money he would command. Craig was industrious enough and he can still do a job for us next season - his penalty was soft which is unlike him. Kennedy looks to have lost a wee bit of spark but it's been a long season and he has been our shinning light in effort and class and he probably needs a break. MOH looks a shadow of the player he was on his past times with us - I hope we aren't paying him huge money! I continually beat the drum for young Kane and do so again he works tirelessly and bullies defenders but he needs a sharp finisher around him to share to the workload and we don't seem to be brave enough to employ that strategy. I felt a bit sorry for Zander - he is a classy keeper and deserves better support from our defense. Worrying form I agree and we will see how far we have fallen on Wednesday - the Dundee defense are as tight as a pair of fishnet panties and if they turn us over we better get ready to be involved a in a real relegation fight next year.
  25. You saved me asking this question thanks. Any info appreciated.