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  1. 23 points
    Sat here in tears watchin us lift the cup, lost my wife of 40 years in June always wanted me to go up the road to see the boys when she was I'll, then lost the brother and his mate who were big Saintees smiling down on us, love to think they helped us win it.
  2. 20 points
    COYS Tuktoyaktuk Saints supporters club are shouting for you
  3. 14 points
    Anyone else have a weird feeling of not knowing what to do last night? Still, can't wait for the open-top bus tour in the summer. It's going to be a belter. I hope the club is ready with plenty of season ticket forms to hand out. Seriously, I think it's hard to put into words how special this era is. Always gives me goosebumps to think of all the thousands of Saints fans, staff, officials and players going right back to 1885 who experienced little or no success, the fans who'd have lived and died hoping to see their team lift a trophy but never did. And then our generation comes along and gets two trophies and multiple trips to Europe. And it's not just the success, but the way we've done it. Barely spent a penny on transfers, no sugar-daddy owner, no crowing about a "fairytale". Every single bit of success has come about through sheer hard work and good decision-making, and that goes all the way back through multiple managers who have all contributed in pushing us on and building upon their predecessor's work. It really should be a far bigger story than it is, but I think the fact that we fly forever under the radar is in itself a part of that success. We're still underestimated, and always will be.
  4. 11 points
    The ones that were there in the stands were the ones no longer with us. Lost Dad last month and I know he was watching over us....yes I'm drunk and emotional
  5. 9 points
    I was at the cup final in 1969 with my old Dad. It was the first game we ever went to together. It's one of these games which lives with you forever; Hampden - the smell of the grass, the huge crowd, the noise. We lost to a Celtic team full of the Lisbon Lions that day and if we hadn't lost that early goal we could well have went on to win it - Billy McNeil was giant that day heading a Buck McCarrie header of the line late on. I recall the press being very generous of their praise for us My old man had passed when we won in 2014 and I suspect like a lot of people thinking of absent friends, at the final whistle my first thoughts went to Dad. Still a poignant moment for me. I have no right to be greedy because I never thought we would win a major trophy in my lifetime but having been to two losing league cup finals..... if we could win this one I would be a very happy man.
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  7. 6 points
    Not posted for a long time - almost exactly 6yrs in fact...though I've been regular reader as we've battled along since then. But felt I just had to come back on following yesterday and comments about those no longer with us but watching from the Hampden Stands...and I'll include my mum in that group. A Dunkeld lass (she was a gamies daughter brought up on Craig-y-barns) and life-long supporter, she went with myself and my lad to the Cup final at Parkhead and loved and was so proud seeing her team win the Cup. And she'd have been cheering on from above on Sunday. We were brought up in Mount Florida and lived a stones-throw from Hampden. All through the 50s and 60s we'd have family from all over the country visiting for big matches, and I expect she didn't ever really think her team would lift a cup at the ground (especially after the disappointment of 1971). But now we have. And it's brilliant. I even spent £12.99 on Premier Sports to watch. Nerve-wracking but great goal from Rooney and great performances all over the pitch and CallumD that others have waxed lyrical on so I won't. Except to say my lad - sitting watching in his Sheffield front room wearing his Saintees top and scarf with pride commented that for all that the fancy dans that England might have - Perth Saintees have our very own Kane and Rooney doing the business up front. I liked that. COYS.
  8. 6 points
    Congratulations Saints! I don't come on here very often, being a Stoke fan, but I've always kept an eye on Saints results since living in Perth throughout the 90s and going to a good few Saints games home and away, including the last league cup final in 98 and Monaco home and away after that. Just another gloryhunter! Well done on completing the cup set, bit annoyed you couldn't have done it when I was up there to join in! Such a shame the pubs are closed, but enjoy your celebratory swallies anyway. Just the league left
  9. 5 points
    I too lost my wife last year after a tough battle with MND yesterday a was a wee bright spot in my life in what has been a tough couple of years. My dear wife was never a football fan although she did encourage me and our 3 wonderful now grown up children to indulge our passion for Saints which we did with a passion. We Saints fans follow a great well run club something I will be eternally grateful for.
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    Absolutely delighted! Particularly for a great servant like Liam Craig!
  12. 5 points
    Not been on here in ages... Massive good luck Saints! Gutted I'm not getting up early to jump on a Highland Saints bus to Glasgow but looking forward to to game none-the-less!
  13. 4 points
    The whole stadium was packed with saints fans from the past celebrating
  14. 4 points
    I need to get to Jeanfield Cemetery and tell my dad what happened today, will have to wait until we can travel again but just hope he was watching.
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  16. 4 points
    One thing, I may be nervous but I have seen Saints in 3 major finals and in each one our players gave 100%. I have every confidence that this one will be no different.
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    Get it right up the glory hunting bassas from Aberdeen Utd Rangers Tic et al, flahscores showing the entire starting 11 are Scottish, Spoony and Ali showing Canadian and NI flags but they were born in Scotland. That’s amazing. Got to give a shout out to Tommy for putting part of the jig saw together but wow to Davidson and the coaching staff for putting if all together and making it happen.
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    Just saw on facebook*, apparently this is the first time this century that a Scottish trophy has been won by an all Scottish team. *Caveat: Can confirm that all who played for Saints today were born in Scotland, have not researched further to confirm if it is a first.
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    £300,000 prize for winning, pre and post merchandise sales will be fantastic, chunk of prize money quite rightly will go to team and management but winning will mean huge unbudgeted Bertie bonus, todays amazing win will be fantastic for the stability of the club going forward.
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  24. 3 points
    This is ageing me so quick I now qualify for the vaccine.
  25. 3 points
    Beautiful football and lose or pretty poor and win? think I’ll take the latter please
  26. 3 points
    its exciting! i've worn my cup final polo for the first time, got my programme, got my halftime pies in the fridge, even my pc is dressed for the final :D
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  28. 2 points
    So a day on and with time to reflect, what a great achievement. Players stepped up and it was clear saints wanted it more. The squad has a great mix of youth, potential and experience, but crucially saints DNA flowing right through it. 7 of the 12 players used have spent some time in the youth set up. Coaches all feel for the club. There is a true identity and when you hear the likes of Alan Preston, Dasovic etc, you realise it's been the same for a long time. One trophy win in an era, can be regarded as exceptional and a series of factors coming together. 2 trophies and the recent success points to something else. Something more fundamental. It's no fluke, it's not just a collection of the right players at the right time, it's not just one great manager. Its years of hard work and many many people all pulling together. So where does this all leave saints? Has the club moved to a different level on and off the pitch? Well, this group of players has the potential for more to come. In the main, almost all of them can still play at this level or higher for a good few years to come. Off the pitch, while we are still provincial, we can now point to what the club is capable of achieving. We may not win anything for years to come (we can still do the double), but what we can do is genuinely point to success. Young players (and any really under 20) in scotland will only really know saints as a top flight team and now one that wins trophies. This can only be to our advantage.
  29. 2 points

    Managerial Merry-Go-Round

    Or Ayr United.
  30. 2 points
    Loving this picture from Sunday - as the tenement block roof you see poking over the top of the stand top left is the roof of the block in which I was brought up. Sight of it always brings back memories of me and my mate Ralph (we'd have been 6 when we first did it) climbing over the Somerville Drive wall into the ground and playing in the grand old lady that was Hampden park of the mid 1960s - sometimes kicking around any ball we found missed after training. We also sometimes climbed over the main gate into the area in front of the South Stand and those who remember that gate - it was huge...:) Ah memories...now added to by memories of Sunday.
  31. 2 points
    dave mc

    Taxi For Davidson

    A lot of eggs on a lot of faces,knicker wetters are us,you know who you are
  32. 2 points
    Saw it on twitter it's also on the Daily Record site with headlines Saints troll Celtic
  33. 2 points
    The Isle of Jura will be getting tanked tonight. Great to be in the Highlands but would love to be in Perth tonight.
  34. 2 points
    For all us "Aulder boys" to hear he has a saints connection, through Benny Rooney, he was a hard b****** but Shuan has done us Proud.
  35. 2 points
    Agree. Missed out last Cup win by going to Hibs, but was always a Saintee. Now a Saints L-E-G-E-N-D. The back 3 stood firm under Livi arial barrage by winning all the headed duels and midfielders picked up 'second ball'. Mention also for Liam's midfield partner, Ali McCann, Ali McCann..... Every player done their job well. "One Bellshill Cafu, there's only one Bellshill Cafu, one Bellshill Cafu..... Tra. lah....lah lah...lah, Celebratory drink in order. Don't mind if I do. Cheers, hic. One team in Tayside, there's only one TEAM in SCOTLAND, TODAY.
  36. 2 points
    What a time to be a Saints fan. Gutted we couldn't be there, but this last decade's been incredible. Love Perth, love the Saints.
  37. 2 points
    Templar Saint

    MOTM Game 38: Livi 0 v 1 Saints

    Men of the match the whole lot of them
  38. 2 points
    Emotionally drained just now not just from the match but from watching post match interviews. You can just see how much it meant to the players and manager and that they know-how much it means to the fans and city
  39. 2 points
    Glad to see Murray on the park at the end and the guys bringing him into celebrations with his medal
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    Melamed must be raging. What does he have to do. Not convinced we should be going with 1 up here at all.
  42. 2 points
    Could not sleep went for a walk at first light. Like a child at Christmas. Big breakfast and re-run of Scottish cup final will settle the nerves.
  43. 2 points
    Hospital Radio Perth

    Tuesday Team Talk

    It’s Cup Final day! Have a long lie. Listen to the Podcast! In the eighth and final podcast in the week leading up to the League Cup Final we look back at 1998 with the man who scored Saints goal that day – Nick Dasovic.
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    Hospital Radio Perth

    Tuesday Team Talk

    In the seventh of several podcasts in the week leading up to the League Cup Final we look back at 1969 with the man generally accepted as being Saints best ever player – John Connolly.
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    Here's the final list of broadcasters showing the game. Saints TV should also work for everyone outside the UK. Austria Sport1 + Belize ESPN Play Norte Brazil Watch ESPN Brasil Costa Rica ESPN Play Norte Croatia Arena Sport 6 Croatia Denmark Viaplay Denmark Dominican Republic ESPN Play Norte El Salvador ESPN Play Norte Finland Viaplay Finland Germany Sport1 + Guatemala ESPN Play Norte Honduras ESPN Play Norte Hong Kong beIN Sports Connect Hong Kong Iceland Viaplay Iceland Ireland Premier Sports ROI 1, Premier Player HD Italy Sky Sport Uno, SKY Go Italia, NOW TV, Sky Sport Arena Mexico ESPN Play Norte New Zealand beIN Sports Connect New Zealand Nicaragua ESPN Play Norte Norway Viaplay Norway, V Sport 2 Panama ESPN Play Norte Portugal Eleven Sports 4 Portugal Sweden Viaplay Sweden Switzerland Sport1 + Ukraine Setanta Sports+ United Kingdom Premier Player HD, Premier Sports 1 United States ESPN+
  46. 2 points
    Aye Radio Scotland . Gone old school will be tuned in . Fuq yer telly football pay to view pish .it’s killed the game .
  47. 2 points
    Hospital Radio Perth

    Tuesday Team Talk

    It's Two Podcast Friday. In the sixth of several podcasts in the week leading up to the League Cup Final we look back at 1998 with Alan Main.
  48. 2 points

    Other games on the go

    Draw probably best result for us. Keeps us within reach of Midden & gap with Well.
  49. 2 points
    Hospital Radio Perth

    Tuesday Team Talk

    Today’s cup week TeamTalk from Hospital Radio Perth looks back at the 1969 League Cup Final with perhaps the best crosser of a ball that Saints have ever had, Fred Aitken.
  50. 2 points
    Cheers thanks for telling us, On the cup final I am confident but have this nagging doubt in the back of my mind that it will all go belly up. The confidence comes from the fact that Saints always like doing things the difficult way and after over 100 years only Saints could win the League Cup for the first time in it's history with no fans, no family and no parade. At the 2014 final I took my dad to the hospitality area and missed so much by being there, not really the same as being in the midst of the stand behind the goals. Never thought that the next final would come 7 years later but have to stay at home and watch it. It is the older fans that i feel for who might never get the chance to see Saints in a cup final again. Imagine going to every semi and cup final over the last 86 years and missing them winning a league cup. It will be tough but BELIEVE!!!