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  1. 18 points
  2. 7 points
    Just like to add my congrats to St. Johnstone f.c., Chairman, Chief Executive, Manager, Coaching Staff, Physios, Medics, Players etc. etc. (Apologies if I've missed anyone) for another top six finish, Oh!, not forgetting winning the League Cup. You have given ME and I know a lot of other Saints supporters a helluva lift during what has been a hellish (Covid) year for everyone. Onwards and upwards. Stay safe. C.o.y.s.
  3. 7 points
    HOODLUM65

    Saints Summer Transfers 2021

    Canny believe Tanser is getting all the shit that is being flung his way. He's obviously not the hardest tackler in the team and relies on his pace to intercept the ball and move forward to put in good crosses. On balance, he can be caught out when a winger cuts inside, aka Chris Burke. Thankfully that hasn't happened too often. Whatever he decides to do, I wish him the best.
  4. 7 points
    Top 6 in 8 of the last 10 seasons & two trophies . How the feck can our diddy team paying probably lower wage than most teams in premiership do that.
  5. 6 points
    Injury prone, very inconsistent and slagged off Saints when he left, simply not of the standard we need or want. The fact that Utd are trying to offload him says it all.
  6. 5 points
    mainstand

    Saints Summer Transfers 2021

    Be sad to see Tanser go thought he had done well over the last couple of seasons. Think some of the comments on here are pretty brutal.
  7. 4 points
    south inch

    McDiarmid Stands & Tributes

    In the Civil Service when you got a gong you did get it before you retired but it was a broad hint that it was time you were on your bike. With me they just brought my bike round to the door!
  8. 4 points
    Have to agree with that. Looking at all of our Top 6 matches, this one was arguably one of our biggest chances of making up some ground on Livi. I felt we really missed Liam Craig in the middle and I think he should have started this one (especially when he could be rested next Saturday when we play Clyde). Middleton was deserving of his start after previous appearances from the bench, but I'd rather have seen him given that chance in the Dundee game than this one. I've been really impressed by Middleton but it does seem he's at his most effective as an impact sub. As well as Kane has done this season, he's never going to be a natural goalscorer and when we're using him as our only striker, that's a problem - and that cost us on Saturday.
  9. 4 points
    Winner against St Mirren at the end of December, set up two goals since then. Kane hasnt scored since halfway the 16th of January and has set up one goal since then. Melamed needs to start every game, and that means we need to play 2 up top. I'm absolutely clueless about why we changed shape today. Completely and utterly pointless.
  10. 4 points
    blueheaven

    Robertson to leave

    Not sure this part in bold is entirely accurate. In the interviews I've read/heard, Tommy has said he's unwilling to talk about that subject. I think it's fairly clear that there were issues between the two of them. How big a part that played in his departure isn't something I think any of us will really ever know, unless one of them decides to talk about it in years to come. Had Davidson's appointment not turned out as well as it has, I think this is something that would be drawing a lot more focus from the fans.
  11. 4 points
    HOODLUM65

    Scottish Cup

    One team in Tayside, there's only one team in Tayside... Charlie Adam "they have a couple of decent players. It is not as if we are going in against Celtic or Rangers. We are playing St. Johnstone". Adam couldnae score in a brothel, no even a Dundee one.
  12. 4 points
    blueheaven

    Saints Summer Transfers 2021

    I struggle to see Saints ever getting close to £2 million for a player, regardless of how good they are. We couldn't even get £1 million for Stevie May, we're not going to get £2 million for a 24-year-old defender with no caps. For me, the low transfer fees for our players, the lack of call-ups for our players and also the fact that Tommy Wright was never poached by a bigger club - these things are all connected. We're permanently under the radar and I think that's been key to a lot of our success, but it's also the reason why our biggest assets often don't get the recognition they deserve. They don't call us Underestimated Since 1884 for nothing.
  13. 4 points
    The obsession with statistics riles me - just because he's described as a striker means he should score 15+ goals a year - surely nowadays more than ever individual players can contribute something individual to a team performance without being pigeonholed into defender, midfielder or striker in the traditional sense of the words. Kane's contribution this season has been massive for us, he does the hard part of closing down and holding the ball up brilliantly, with a fitness and intensity level beyond almost anyone else in the league. His work rate in the cup final was astounding - most 'strikers' would have been goosed after 60 minutes in that type of battle, but he was still chasing down everything at the final whistle. So for me, if he becomes one of our highest earners he's worked hard to justify that. We'd be a significantly weaker team without him in it.
  14. 4 points
    SaintJet

    Saints Summer Transfers 2021

    Don't agree with this at all. Kane has bided his time and has naturally developed in to a fine centre for us. His work rate is not in question but he has added guile to his game and we miss him when he's not in the line up. Who's to say that under the coaching of Steve McClean and CD he wont develop further? A number of teams would snap him up in a heartbeat.
  15. 4 points
    andrew

    Top Six Race 2021

    It’s be cruel, after depriving them of the cup, to overtake them for fifth. It would also be delightful and hilarious.
  16. 4 points
    Fourth is not out of the question the way Aberdeen are playing. But I will be happy to qualify for Europe by winning the cup.
  17. 4 points
    Shelly Kerr is doing a fine job here, actually analysing the game instead of shouting for fouls and offsides every 30 seconds like some other guests have done.
  18. 4 points
    RandomGuy

    B teams again

    The colt sides wouldnt be B sides, they'd be youth sides. They've played Youth Cup Finals regularly at Hampden over the past decade and rarely gone above 8000, including all the hospitality/sponsors. It was rare for them to get over 500 fans for the Challenge Cup games, and if they entered the league structure they'd be competing with the senior side on weekends. The money they're offering isn't out their own pocket anyway, it's to come out the leagues prize money, they're just assuming they'll both finish top 2 for the next 5 years. It's a ridiculous idea that benefits nobody. Their best U21 players will either be on the verge of their first team, or loaned out to Premiership/Championship sides, so the Colt side will just be youth players who'd be at League One/Two clubs on loan anyway. This obviously weakens teams at that level who lose a massive market for them and have to loan players from lower down the league system. They just want to stockpile players incase anyone slips through the net. Celtic releasing Andy Robertson as they don't have space for 100 youth players spooked them, having a Colt side would mean they could have around 50 players in/around matchday squads every weekend.
  19. 3 points
    It wasn't awful, and losing against Aberdeen is never a disaster. We started brightly and they looked terrified, as the barely had any time on the ball. The game changed on Kane missing from a few yards out. It was a chance he should've put away, and that seemed to wake them up, and the game became more balanced. By the end, we deserved a draw. However, for all the pressing, passing and movement, we still don't put enough pressure on goalkeepers. We'd get a good cross in and no one would be the middle to do something with it. Kane has improved by a huge amount this season. However, he's still not a solo striker, but needs to hold up the ball for others. Conway seems to get chances and can never put them away due to his lack of speed. Middleton was disappointingly quiet. This was a huge game, and might've been the difference between us getting into Europe and not, so I'm not sure why Davidson decides to rest some key players.
  20. 3 points
    mainstand

    Robertson to leave

    But she is not exiting quickly. She has obviously been involved in a replacement and is working ona handover. She also has a fairly lengthy commute from Kilmarnock area.
  21. 3 points
    Widge

    Robertson to leave

    Sacking and being made redundant are totally different things though, so you're still wrong. Sacking implies a misdemeanour or something which means your position is untenable, redundancy is definitely not that.
  22. 3 points
    Johnny B

    Saints Summer Transfers 2021

    That would be highly unlikely as it has been stated on here That he is not in their squad these days and he only plays to give others a rest.
  23. 3 points
    R.B.B:- Adz

    Zander

    I actually prefer when he punches it. Glad he is attempting to come for cross balls at least and great penalty save.
  24. 3 points
    Shipa

    Scottish Cup

    How long you been a Saints fan?
  25. 3 points
    rik2304

    Podcasts

    For those interested in these kinds of things. I'd highly recommend the Dogger Saints podcast on Spotify. They've had some fantastic guests on recently such as; Kevin Twaddle, Nick Dasovic, Doobs, Kieran MacAnespie and Allan Preston among others. It's really well done and you can tell the guys love Saints. Well worth a listen!
  26. 3 points
    Hospital Radio Perth

    Podcasts

    We've been really impressed by the Doggersaints podcast. While we are out of our studios it is knocking us into the long grass with its production values. Good guests and maybe a little edgier than us although we've had some belters of guests over the years from Alec Totten to Jim Spence they all brought something fresh. We never intended ours as a podcast but as a scheduled programme - it was the listeners on the internet that asked for (and paid for) the podcast. But there's room for two. Shameless link coming.....
  27. 3 points
    An article by Brian Marjoribanks in national newspaper on 02/03/2021 with a near 10 year SPL league table from August 2011 to the date of the report as follows celtic 865 points aberdeen 612 ST JOHNSTONE 493 motherwell 490 rangers 437 kilmarnock 431 hearts 349 hibernian 329 ross county 312 inverness 295 dundee united 281 st mirren 250 hamilton 247 dundee 219 partick thistle 170 livingston 123 dunfermline 25
  28. 3 points
    SconeSaintees

    Muirton Park ballboys

    Yes I was a ballboy when Jimmy was there 1st game was against the current buns. I remember Greig calling me a little cnut for taking too long to get the ball because Saints were winning
  29. 3 points
    Love this thread when we get all in the know posters commenting on what kind of wage level our players are on. Just wish they were backed up with facts to justify the comment.
  30. 3 points
    R.B.B:- Adz

    Saints Summer Transfers 2021

    Agree, his last contract was based on being a fringe player who was 50/50 to being deemed to be surplus to requirements. He is now a cup winning, top six, first choice striker. For what it’s worth, even if his was asking for his current/previous to be DOUBLED, it wouldn’t take him anywhere close to being on the same wages as Stevie May, Craig Bryson etc.. has he contributed more since he signed his last contract? It’s an unequivocal yes for me.
  31. 3 points
    blueheaven

    Podcasts

    Yeah it's been excellent so far. I found the Richard Foster interview particularly interesting. I believe it's available on most podcast apps (I've been listening on Pocket Casts). Also a shout-out for the hospital radio podcast which has had some great Saints interviews too.
  32. 3 points
    cristo

    Muirton Park ballboys

    Me
  33. 3 points
    Cagey

    Muirton Park ballboys

    Remember he had them running to the centre circle & veering off red arrows style.
  34. 3 points
    Cagey

    Saints Summer Transfers 2021

    Didn't want to start a new thread on Liam Craig but I think we have to give a big thank you to Liam ,as in the last 4 or 5 games he has been immense & is probably the main reason we made the top 6. A true club man if ever there was one.
  35. 3 points
    So, Phase 1 completed as predicted, with little difficulty - top six. In Phase 2, we catch Livy, and finish 5th. We will beat Livy and one other, probably Hibs. Livy will collapse. Phase 3 sees a top 4 side winning the Cup, allowing us to qualify for Europe. With no League Cup Group Games, our first game in front of fans, at which the League Cup will be paraded, will be the home European Conference League tie against an unpronounceable team from Eastern Europe. I’m afraid there will be an early exit from the Scottish Cup, much to Broon’s relief, what with his injured wrist from writing bonus cheques.
  36. 3 points
    Saintdunc

    Saints Summer Transfers 2021

    Agreed. At the end of the day he is a Saintee.
  37. 3 points
    Don't you think he might want to return closer to family? He'll have been miles away from them for the best part of a year and as far as any of us are aware he's continued to do his job well without complaining. If he has the chance to get back down south and make a bit more money in the process, then of course he should do that. Give the guy a break.
  38. 3 points
    John

    Harry Curran

    Hello guys. I thought i would provide an update since this thread was fairly recent. Harry is my uncle. He has obviously been retired a long time now. Since then hes done odd jobs such as the taxis and the likes. Hes currently labouring for a building firm and enjoying it. He talks fondly of his time in perth with the saints and he was a source of pride for me and my brother as young kids having a pro footballer in the family. The one time we went to perth to watch him the game was called of for weather i remember. I remember watching him play for Partick thistle in the inter toto cup in 1992 i think it was. They were beaten 2-1 and my uncle got the goal. That midfield goal threat as some have previously commented. Thistle in europe still makes me laugh. He loved his football. Even though wages for players at his level were not the best. I remember him telling me he would actually be out of pocket playing for some clubs. He put a lot into his football and is still a very fit guy. Even if he likes a few more beers these days. So yeh thats oor Harry still football daft and a good laugh. All the best to the saints.
  39. 3 points
    Some right bitter ####ers on here eh We've won 2 cups since all that get over yerselves. Don't waste your energy on the past- ye'll no change it. We're on a really good run just now, play the way we've been playing it's a home win. Hope Sean's back but hard to drop anyone too.
  40. 2 points
    Denzil

    Scottish Cup

    Silly wee diddy team. Everyone knows their derby is against Arbroath these days
  41. 2 points
    Ginger Bakers rebel army

    Scottish Cup

    Great, glad saints getting some fans TV money out of it. Just hope Dundee don’t go bust before they hand it over.
  42. 2 points
    Pat McGroin

    Saints Summer Transfers 2021

    Not necessarily one of our highest earners but definitely worthy of a starting forwards wage. I’d heavily incentivise it with a goal bonus LAUGH OUT LOUD
  43. 2 points
    Saintdunc

    Other games on the go

    To be fair they are far and away the best team in the Highland League and Hearts are sh*te!
  44. 2 points
    If he continues on the same upward curve he might break his own St Johnstone transfer record!
  45. 2 points
    Tranmere Saintee

    B teams again

    As usual the annual ‘Let’s increase the size of the second division to allow the Glasgow bum cheeks to field ‘b’ teams has raised it head again. I have yet to meets a fan of any other team who thinks this is a good idea and yet Callum has come out in support of it why I find frightening. You will get all the tosh about the money it will bring in for the smaller teams which has been shown to be utter nonsense with their B teams in the cup ties resulting in some clubs lowest gates of the year.
  46. 2 points
    Cagey

    Saints Summer Transfers 2021

    Was that Shelly getting a management job. There are loads of women's teams down south.
  47. 2 points
    garydavidson

    Top Six Race 2021

    Really think both of us will be aiming for Aberdeen.
  48. 2 points
    mike_gain

    League position

    Let's finish 5th AND win the cup.
  49. 2 points
    Oh finally went into full retirement no more clink, I figured 81 years old had enough of this working shite
  50. 2 points
    TheYellowBox

    B teams again

    Yes. Regardless of the team, it is not a great concept. If you allow only 2 teams to do it, then if you genuinely believe it will help players development, then you hand those 2 teams an advantage. If you do more than 2, then you might as well have a reserve league. You could conceivable end up in a situation that 3rd place in league 1 would get promoted as both colts teams hit their limit. You would therefore be essentially playing in an 8 team league. Assuming playoffs are still around, you'd have potentially a team or two going into the last few weeks of the season with both the potential of promotion and relegation, which may be exciting in the short term, but utterly farcical long term. Also, they will not stop at league 1. They will push for championship admission after a few years. Also, don't be fooled by the development argument, this is a step to the two of them moving their first teams to other countries and leaving a presence in the scottish leagues. The goings on in Belgium should be a wake up call as to the future of scottish football.