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  1. 7 points
    Cagey

    Saints v st mirren 29/08/20

    Great result & gets us moving up the table & into the break with a boost. Was a bit worried about this game as Buddies were getting great press. Clancy let the game flow making it a better spectacle than the last 2 games. Danny Mac is some player & there is no saying where he will end up in the game. Unfortunately not Saints. Conway is looking better by the game & once he gets fitter I think he will be a good addition to the team. Thanks Saints you just brightened up my weekend.
  2. 6 points
    Radford 72

    Taxi For Davidson

    You always get the attention seekers that have to be OUTRAGED about absolutely everything but for the sane section of our support that are even countenancing this, give yourselves a shake. The man is 9 games into a managerial career. Unprecedented times with the pandemic, added to working under a structure where money is more of a concern than success. His team have been on the wrong end of some tight swings. Get behind the man and offer him the support that makes his job that bit easier and doesn't pile unnecessary pressure on him and his players. Thankfully, for his faults, Steve Brown won't wet the bed and will give Callum Davidson the time he needs but more importantly, certainly deserves.
  3. 5 points
    Should ban the pair of you, but great believer In Help the Aged.
  4. 4 points
    I know many people were against us going for a manager who’s done the rounds by it does make you think would it have been better to take a punt at someone like Hughes. I really hope to be proved wrong but just don’t have much confidence in Davidson and his decision making from what I’ve seen so far
  5. 4 points
    Stating the obvious, but mind it’s not the lost income that’s important, it’s the lost profit on that income, which will be rather a lot smaller. And that would only have been used to offset losses on the football side. You can achieve the same thing by not making losses on the football side. I know that’s over-simplistic, but Saints run a very lean football side, have small crowds anyway, and cash in the bank. I think we are probably one of the best-placed medium to large clubs to come out of this relatively ok. The crunch time as Widge says is the end of furlough. Do Saints start to pay people, in the hope that enough non-football income generation can resume, or do they let all those poor folk go, and hunker down as just a slimmed-down football team? i think in the coming months we might be even more grateful to have a hard-nosed businessman with crap communication skills running things, rather than a fan with the gift of the gab. Others will disagree.
  6. 4 points
    Cagey

    Saints v st mirren 29/08/20

    Richard Foster was quite good on Sportscene on Sunday. When asked by Thompson if McNamara was the best right back Saints have had he said,well second best. Glad he remembered Cuptie.
  7. 4 points
    Johnny B

    Saints v st mirren 29/08/20

    And the other 26.6% are lies
  8. 4 points
    He also scored one of them! Whaddaguy.
  9. 3 points
    This season is just about getting through it, whilst staying afloat, considering the season could be delayed multiple times or even cancelled. Therefore, I'm not too bothered that we're signing players on loan or 1 year deals. If by next Summer Covid has disappeared, we can wave the likes of Bryson & Conway goodbye, thank them for helping us through a tricky season and start to assess the budget properly and sign players for the future.
  10. 3 points
    I think more than anything it demonstrates just how difficult it is to sign players when you're the Saints manager. So far Davidson has only been able to sign players who are either very young and looking for experience on loan, or guys like Conway and seemingly now Bryson whose best days are well behind them. Tommy found it really difficult to sign players too - I don't think there's much reason to think Davidson will find it any easier, given that he has a lot less experience and what seems to be a vastly reduced budget.
  11. 3 points
    RandomGuy

    Motherwell v St Johnstone 12/09/20

    We've not conceded more than 1 goal in a game barring Rangers, who are pumping everybody. Of the 5 goals we've conceded in the other 6 games, 2 have been penalties. You then have the deflected effort against Aberdeen which is unlikely to be repeated. Motherwells goal was from 20 yards and down to the midfield. If you believe the defence is guaranteed to concede every game then you cant actually be watching the games, as its quite clear they could do very little about the goals conceded aside from the Kilmarnock goal. So 1 defensive error leading to a goal in 6 games. If Hendry, May, or MOH score one of their relatively simple chances at the weekend nobody is here claiming the system isn't working.
  12. 3 points
    I think Murray Davidson is seen as more of a goal threat than Ali McCann, in the six yard box anyway. I’d prefer Murray and Liam in the box more often than May, O’Halloran or Hendry. If Callum sticks to his current system Murray has to play more advanced than McCann for me. That said, I think Callum is making a huge mistake converting Ali McCann to a sitting midfielder at this stage in his career. He can make things happen and is composed in the final third. Our best young player since 2013 and you are curbing his impact on a game. Dont get me wrong, in the medium to long term Ali McCann is absolutely a holding midfielder, but the lad is 20 years of age with boundless talent and energy - let him play.
  13. 3 points
    Abernethy Saint

    20/21 strips & sponors

    They look like old guys with their trousers pulled up to their chest.
  14. 3 points
    Abernethy Saint

    Morten Gamst Pedersen

    Nah, it was because Cagey said he was shite, and Random produced some stats that proved it.
  15. 3 points
    Templar Saint

    Saints v st mirren 29/08/20

    Aye he is the manager of The Fakes
  16. 2 points
    HOODLUM65

    Taxi For Davidson

    Taken me a while to realise that you run a taxi business.
  17. 2 points
    south inch

    Other games on the go

    Answering for a friend Yes Most, like Brazil we start all our games with a goalkeeper and 10 outfield players. We are doing slightly better than Brazil this season having won 2 games to their none. This may be because Brazil have yet to play this season. Hope this helps your friend.
  18. 2 points
    RandomGuy

    Taxi For Davidson

    Hes lost Butcher, Holt and Wright, who would all walk into our starting line up just now, or be upgrades on those on the bench. Hes also lost a genuine match winner in Swanson, plus the loss of Anderson at training. Hes been given almost no money to replace them, and the club provide him with no scouting facilities. The players went around 6 months without a game, before going straight into league fixtures. He has around 16 senior outfield players, and hes had Clark, Booth, Davidson, Bryson, Kane and May miss more games than they've played, while Craig and MOH have both missed games due to suspension. How can you see all that, see the narrow defeats to the likes of Aberdeen/Hibs, and decide that the best course of action is to be part of a frenzied group who pile pressure onto him and the players? Hes signed two boys from Millwall, and then two experienced players, because he needs players he knows about. I dont think people understand how ****ing amateur the club actually is at scouting players. Davidson will have walked in and the only hints at players the club were looking at would be whatever TW tells him over the phone. This'll come out wrong, but Brown/Robertson have been lucky that Covid has given them an excuse to strip the squad and club back to the bare bones, as otherwise there would be far, far, more uproar about how they're acting.
  19. 2 points
    Templar Saint

    Bring back Tommy

    Whatever it takes and whoever we have to get rid off Bring Him Home.
  20. 2 points
    blueheaven

    Taxi For Davidson

    The "rainy day fund" might yet be needed just to keep the club alive if we have to go a year or more with barely any income. I don't think we can justify making any new signings under the circumstances, and I'm not even convinced that we need any. As far as I'm concerned the players we have are good enough - it's the instructions they're being given that are the problem. This time last year when we were bottom of the league I wasn't hugely concerned because I always had faith in Tommy Wright to turn it around. He had a proven track record of dragging us out of bad spells and bringing us out the other side of them looking better and stronger. He did it time and time again. It's a lot harder to show that same faith in Davidson when he doesn't have that track record.
  21. 2 points
    Cagey

    Livingston vs Saints - 26/09/20

    Not sure Muzz will play on plastic when he is just back from long term injury.
  22. 2 points
    Totally agree with the club's position on this. Saints need to make sure they're able to look after their existing staff as a priority. Bringing in more people at the moment would be irresponsible. I don't want to see us following the lead of clubs like Dundee and Hibs - pressuring their existing players into taking pay cuts, then bragging about making new signings.
  23. 2 points
    Bigger name than Kerr ...that will be Gordon then!!
  24. 2 points
    blueheaven

    Saints v county

    I think there are a few big red flags starting to appear and for Davidson to say "we're doing all the right things, and I believe it'll come" is a worry for me. We're not doing the right things. We're pumping cross after cross after cross into the opposition box and when it doesn't work there is no Plan B. I do not understand a game plan that involves hitting high crosses towards big defenders who will always find them very easy to defend against. Is Davidson studying the opposition each week and trying to adapt our play to exploit their weaknesses, or is he just pressing on with doing his own thing out of personal belief that it will work? When you look at some of our previous successful managers (in particular McInnes and Wright) they were very good at finding that switch or change in tactic that was needed to get the better of our opponents, but it worries me that we don't seem to be seeing that at the moment. We're very flat, predictable and one-dimensional. I just watched the YouTube video that shows all 27 Stevie May goals from 2013/14. Not a single one of them came from a high cross, and I think only three of them came from any sort of cross at all (low, direct crosses from inside the box mainly). May is our best and most experienced striker but we are not playing to his strengths at all. He is never, ever going to thrive in this system, and probably wouldn't have even at his 2014 peak. For all that I actually thought we looked OK up until the goal was scored, and May and Hendry showed some flashes of the link-up play they were producing last season. But in the second half we were really, really poor and just didn't seem to have any ideas of how to break them down. To me that stems from the instructions the players are being given and the way they're being asked to play, rather than mistakes being made or players not being good enough. Personally I'd like us to ditch the wing-back system, which would allow us to keep Hendry and May up front and use O'Halloran/Wotherspoon/McNamara as wide midfielders/wingers. I think that would give us better balance and a bit more nous to our attack. P.S. What's going on with Ross County not wearing their away kit against us??
  25. 2 points
    Linky

    Saints v county

    I’ve said it before, but we used to pack out the midfield and stop other teams getting into a rhythm. We’re now packing out the central defence & trying to play everything on the wings. It’s just not working. Our strikers (all 3 of them) are just onlookers. It worries me that we are sticking to the system, rather than changing our tactics to try & beat the team in front of us. Doing the same thing each and every game, no matter the opposition just doesn’t work in modern football.
  26. 2 points
    sixties saintee

    Saints v county

    Ffs get Macca on.
  27. 2 points
    Shaggy Jenkins

    Saints v county

    Someone really should be in a change kit here
  28. 2 points
    blueheaven

    Bryson

    Guys: it's just a number. Like the other numbers. It doesn't have any demonic powers.
  29. 2 points
    2 chances , going by the previous comments . Zero and f... all .
  30. 2 points
    We already have 3 over 30s in midfield. We don't need another one. Especially an injury prone guy who even when he was fit he was poor. I don't get it. I am beginning to lose faith in Callum.
  31. 2 points
    He will benefit from that.
  32. 2 points
    I don't like the system as it is ****ing desperate viewing, especially when i see players playing in roles that doesn't suit them. It may give players like Ali McCann different experience but by **** does it stifle his attributes, which in turn stifles the return Saints will get for him. This season has been boring shite mainly.
  33. 2 points
    Linky

    Saints Summer 2020 Transfers & Contracts

    Please no. "It's not quite worked out in terms of the intense training schedule we had put in place" said Livi. There were excuses about the plastic pitch. I think this is all code for "he couldn't be bothered to get fit".
  34. 2 points
    Linky

    Motherwell v St Johnstone 12/09/20

    We weren’t terrible, but just lacking movement. They basically closed us down, man marked us, made it difficult to play. They were set out to grind out the win from the start. I think we need to play May from the start. I’m a big fan of Hendry, but he looks tired after about 60mins and was often at his best coming off the bench to win a game. The defenders need to work on their passing. Too many terrible long balls. I still think Booth is much better defensively and going forward than Tanser. I’d also prefer Davidson in for Wotherspoon, and Wotherspoon instead of Conway. More strikers won’t solve anything. Our build up play isn’t good enough. The only times we look like scoring is when O’Halloran runs and there might be a mistake from the defender. I really don’t like the formation, and think we need to pack the centre midfield with 3, then have 2 strikers. However, if he’s going to continue, Davidson needs to find a way of scoring. His plan at the moment seems to be: get Conway to cross and Hendry to head it. This isn’t working. The bottom line is, we didn’t know what to do with the ball when we had it, and the players were getting increasingly frustrated.
  35. 2 points
    So we need what has been lacking for the last few seasons a striker who can score goals. MOH not a striker, Kane who's has never been a goal scorer. Hendry a young boy learning his trade yet to find a goal so far. May supposed to be our returning saviour still to shine. I struggle to see where our goals are coming from. Said it before today's game we will concede a goal therefore need to score 2 to win it"s not going to happen. Time for change in formation and tactics.
  36. 2 points
    That’s for sure.
  37. 2 points
  38. 2 points
    sleepless

    Fantasy Premier League

    Starts again tomorrow. I've created a WAP League https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/auto-join/i7ttzy hope to see a few of you this year. There were only about half a dozen last years.
  39. 2 points
    bankfoot saint

    20/21 strips & sponors

    I was thinking that he might need to get a strong cream from the doctors, they look pretty inflamed
  40. 2 points
    blueheaven

    20/21 strips & sponors

    This is really proving the point that it doesn't serve the one purpose that an away kit is intended for.
  41. 2 points
    Thanks, we need aw the help we can get.
  42. 2 points
    Pat McGroin

    20/21 strips & sponors

    That might just be my least favourite away strip ever...
  43. 2 points
    Exactly the same with me. On a couple of occasions.
  44. 2 points
    Kirsten will be pleased at being called that.
  45. 2 points
    I got a sudden burst of energy,
  46. 2 points
    mainstand

    Saints v st mirren 29/08/20

    has anyone reported the real Cagey as missing, This imposter obviously does not know him, his glass is never half full.
  47. 2 points
    Cagey

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    I think it was his shop steward .
  48. 2 points
  49. 2 points
    sixties saintee

    Saints v st mirren 29/08/20

    We make hard work o it but deserved victory. Where did ref get 5 minutes o extra time, was he adding in time the screen froze.
  50. 2 points
    HOODLUM65

    Morten Gamst Pedersen

    Saw Pedersen's agent in Tesco Crieff Road this morning. Maybe looking for a carry oot, considering the price of alcohol in his native country.