callander saint

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  • Birthday 04/19/1963

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    supported Saints since mid seventies . Attend about half
    league games and most cup games.
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  1. I personally feel that S Brown supports our Manager very well from our limited resources but certain fans feel he is rather tight with our cash . Year End for the Accounts is 31 May 2019 . Turnover in total is 4.7 Million but this is not broken down into separate categories so I am unable to comment re Hospitality Income as a % of Total Income.
  2. Saints yesterday released their Financial Accounts for the 12 months to 31st May 2019 showing a Trading Loss of £150,000 . Although not great news at least we have the comport of having almost 2 million in the Bank to cover this loss. Today I have read that Caley Thistle are holding an Extraordinary Meeting tonight to try and raise funds to ward off Administration . Apparently they are about to release their Financial Accounts showing a yearly loss of £800.000 !!! . Without wanting to gloat about Caley Thistle's problems I think this just shows how important it is for clubs our size to have Directors who are prudent and do not let their hearts rule their heads. At times S Brown might appear pretty tightfisted but this is necessary for the long term future of our club.
  3. The only positive thing I can say about yesterday is that Motherwell are not much better than us and are sitting 3rd in the league. From an attacking/creative point we were probably as good as them but their defence/goalkeeper looked far more organized and solid.
  4. I feel Clark,Gordon and Kerr are all overrated by a number of people on this Forum. Over the past 5/6 seasons we have been very fortunate to have had several good quality/experienced defenders at the club and this gave the rest of a pretty average team a good platform to play from . This is no longer the case and we are giving away loads of very soft goals . Instead of signing so many wide /midfield players we should have been bringing a couple of decent experienced defenders to steady the ship. Hope I am wrong but I do not see Saints ever getting decent fees for Clark or Kerr as I feel they are both no better than average players despite Tommy talking them up in the press from time to time.
  5. My first visit of the Season to McDiarmid Park yesterday and on the evidence of this performance I sincerely hope that Liam Gordon is as good as some people on this forum seem to think. If he does not live up to expectations then a new strong Central Defender is as much a priority as a Goal Scorer. To say I was disappointed with Vihmann would be an understatement.He was very very poor yesterday and I struggled to find any strengths in his play.
  6. The problem that any new investor would have is that over the years Saints attendance figures are very stable and even when we are enjoying great success the Home Crowds rarely rise by much more than a few hundred. Making money out of a club like Saints is almost impossible .
  7. Like a lot of Saints Fans I am feeling a bit down at the moment but I am dismayed at some of the comments being made regarding The Brown Family. I supported Saints prior to the Brown involvement and will be forever thankful to Geoff Brown for taking over an almost bankrupt club and then giving me 30+ years of enjoyment. Saints have punched well above their weight for the vast majority of The Browns Ownership and I am sure fans of clubs a similar size to Saints ( Falkirk/Dunfermline/Partick/Ayr ) would have loved to all our Euro Trips/Semi Finals/Cup Final as memories. If our Purple Patch is over then so be it but I am far from convinced that new ownership is the answer.
  8. If May or his Agent are mucking Saints about then our Chairman has every right to pull out of the deal. I hope the deal still goes through but on terms that are good for both the club and the player. May has not exactly been banging in the goals since he left and he is not worth breaking the bank for.
  9. Regret to say but on todays showing Anderson is finished at this level. Looked well off the pace and I do not think it is even worth holding on to him as cover.
  10. Certain Fans will keep turning up whatever the product . It costs me £40.00 plus to attend a Home Match and I expect to see an attempt to entertain the fans whatever the final result . Looking at our attendance figures I would suggest that I am not the only fan who feels this way. All about opinions.
  11. If keeping Saints in the top league is the be all and end all then Tommy Wright is still the best man for the job. If we want to see some half decent attractive football ( I appreciate that this does not guarantee wins) then it is time for The Board to think seriously at a managerial change. Whilst the last 5/6 seasons has clearly represented the most successful period in the Clubs history including some very special moments we cannot ignore our style of play during the same space of time. No doubt some supporters will feel happy to watch our boring/turgid football if it brings results but I feel sure the present tactics are resulting in many fans staying away . I have brought my 12 year old son to 10 Home Games in the past 2 Seasons and only 2 of these matches provided some decent entertainment. Is it any wonder the Family Stand is empty(despite under 12 getting in free). The Board gave Tommy good backing in the Summer to bring in some fresh faces , and I had high hopes with this recruitment we would enjoy a more free-flowing football . Unfortunately Tommy seems to have been unable to get the best out of the new signings and on Wednesday against St Mirrin left Ohalloran,Watt and Swanson all on the bench !! . The result was a win but the entertainment value was ZERO. Time for Change.
  12. Not convinced that Tommy will be able to get the best out of new more attack minded signings. However he deserves more time but i am sure the Directors and most supporters will be hoping to see some decent football alongwith a few wins in the next couple of months. If this does not happen i think we have every right to question our Managers future. By Saints standards/ financial resources he was well backed during the summer and i feel we have every right to expect a bit better.
  13. When we were in the bottom tier of Scottish Football i remember a night match away to Albion Rovers . I think we won 4 -3 with Willy Brown scoring in the last minute to complete his hat-trick . Saints had a decent away support at this game and seam to remember some crowd trouble ! . Anyone else have memories of this encounter ? .
  14. We are 9 days away from competing in Europe for the 5th Season out of the last 6 . The Managers and Players deserve huge credit for this achievement but we should all remember that this would never be possible without the excellent stewardship of our club by the Brown Family and other Directors . With the level of our support we need people in charge who support our Manager but are also sometimes prepared to make difficult and unpopular decisions for the longterm sustainability of the Football Club . The Tam Scobbie decision probably falls into this category .