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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 4 points
    RandomGuy

    The Melamed Conundrum...

    They were encouraging him back to try and get a winner, another player went straight to the ball and put it on the halfway line. I've zero idea why people are obsessed with making some teen drama out everything involving Melamed. Davidson, understandably, didn't trust a new signing who was struggling for fitness and the demands of the league to turn a struggling season around when Kane was in good form. Melamed has now worked his way into regular starts as form has improved. He doesn't start every week but neither do McCann and Wotherspoon. He's our best finisher, but doesn't have the defensive work rate of Kane or May, so in certain situations isn't the best option. Surely that's obvious and simple to understand? He gets on fine with his team mates
  5. 4 points
    I get what you're saying but I think if the club restricts its celebrations to a matchday then we'd miss out on something the whole city can be a part of. They'd basically only reach the people who would be going to matches anyway. Hold a party in the town centre on a nice summer's day and you'd reach way more potential new fans. I reckon it should be given the same treatment the Christmas lights get, but do it in summer - call it Saintsfest, have a stage, maybe with some live music (let's book Haddaway), and then have the open top bus arrive in front of everyone followed by speeches/presentation. Find a way of getting free tickets out to the crowd for whatever the next home match is, and aim to fill the ground for that first game back. I know the club's probably desperate to get people paying through the gate again but after all this time would one big free game at the start of the season really do much harm? I also think the club should consider capping entry prices at £20 maximum across all four stands for the season (charge the OF fans £30 though obvs ). I really think this is the time to plan some innovative changes and fresh ideas to not only attract new fans, but keep them coming back. (Of course, I'm aware that all of the above could only happen in a world where crowds are actually possible again!).
  6. 3 points
    garydavidson

    The Melamed Conundrum...

    aye but he doesn't run around a lot
  7. 3 points
    rik2304

    The Melamed Conundrum...

    This doesn't fit the narrative that CD has kidnapped some poor lad from Israel and is intent on ruining his life.
  8. 3 points
    mainstand

    The Melamed Conundrum...

    Was it not just a case of the players trying to rush back to go for a second?
  9. 3 points
    john.w

    Hamilton v Saints, Wed 3 March, 6pm

    If not for two good saves boy would have hade a hat trick, and before you start wie if your uncle had boobs she would be your aunty I’ve heard them aw
  10. 3 points
    This is my formation CUP WINNER CUP WINNER CUP WINNER CUP WINNER CUP WINNER CUP WINNER CUP WINNER CUP WINNER CUP WINNER CUP WINNER CUP WINNER
  11. 2 points
    Having a go at transgender now, and you call me.
  12. 2 points
    Pat McGroin

    Zander

    Credit where credit is due. Zander hitting some real form now. His command of his area is so much better. Wonder if this is an intentional coaching change. Keep it up big Z
  13. 2 points
    For a guy that hasn't played much this season Mikey was great in defence second half. First half Booth & Spoony were linking well as were Mikey & Kerr. Second half I assume Callum asked them to hold what they had as they were never over half way in second.
  14. 2 points
    Thought MOH had a great second half, really payed back CD for his second chances after some stupid red cards earlier in the season. Whole team played their hearts out after the week they have had. Hibs had a few chances and I was glad to hear the final whistle but looking back we defended well.
  15. 2 points
    It's great to see fans wanting Kane in the team; the lad has had a hard time from some fans on here and shame on them. I'd like to see Guy and Kane start too but CD is pretty much a technician when it comes to balancing his teams so we just have to go with him. We have nothing to fear from HIbs and if we stick to our game plan we'll bring the points home.
  16. 2 points
    Mainstand rolling out the old Jason Scotland argument here... “all he does is score goals”
  17. 2 points
    Pat McGroin

    The Melamed Conundrum...

    Every time I see one of these posts from you, I can’t help but wonder... Does everyone in Australia smash into stimulants for breakfast?
  18. 2 points
    St. Paddy

    Hamilton v Saints, Wed 3 March, 6pm

    Apart from the three attempts at goal that on another day would have gone in?
  19. 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.
  20. 2 points
    Not if you look at the photo of Stevie Brown with the trophy trying to get into McD. in the Courier page 4. If these auld guys one who sits in the East Strand near the centre thought that was smart to attend then they are playing into the Scottish Governments hands to stall allowing fans back into grounds. Thick as mince and should have had more sense at their age.
  21. 2 points
    Steve McQueen

    Prediction League Latest

    Round 38 - Livingston (N) What a team! 1-0 was predicted by Kinnoull Kicker, pezza70 & Steve McQueen. 14 others forecast a win. Rooney scored the only goal & was predicted by chips, Cristo, Hoodlum65 & pezza70. This Round (Double Points) 16 pezza70 10 chips, Cristo, Hoodlum65, Kinnoull Kicker, Steve McQueen 4 Abernethy Saint, blueheaven, Cagerf, Coltrane, ejksjfc, Indicator, Johnny B, Saintdunc, Saturn, sixties saintee, slf Latest Standings 87 Abernethy Saint 81 blueheaven 77 pezza70, Steve McQueen 72 Johnny B, Kinnoull Kicker 71 Hoodlum65 69 sixties saintee, slf 68 chips 65 Saturn 64 sleepless 56 Cagerf 54 Coltrane 53 Cristo 48 ejksjfc 39 Saintdunc 36 Main1 23 Salguodinmethven 13 Indicator 9 saint in the city 4 jhq 3 Smarmy Arab
  22. 2 points
    HOODLUM65

    Managerial Merry-Go-Round

    Or Ayr United.
  23. 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.
  24. 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
  25. 1 point
    R.B.B:- Adz

    Zander

    Zander has looked really strong, powerful and confident around his 6-yard box the last couple of matches. Long may it continue. I’ve always liked a keeper who commands their area, it can be a massive advantage.
  26. 1 point
    Pat McGroin

    Zander

    Quite a bizarre outlook for an ex keeper! Even more so with a guy the size of Zander. He’s not the most mobile when it comes to getting down to shots, and if he can dominate the box it gives him an edge.
  27. 1 point
    Defence were very good but went for Liam - wonderful goal and goal saving tackle. This despite being third game in 7 days.
  28. 1 point
    Cagey

    Top Six Race 2021

    I think we knew what he meant. Actually a decent win for us & two big defeats for Livi could put us above them. Would that not be great. Stop their unbeaten run. Beat them in cup final & pip them for top 6.
  29. 1 point
    Sat 13th Livingston v Hamilton Ross County v Hibs Sat 20th Saints v Ross County Hamilton v St.Mirren Dundee Utd v Aberdeen Kilmarnock v Motherwell
  30. 1 point
    HOODLUM65

    Ibrox latest...

    Ah think it wiz pyros.
  31. 1 point
    Apart from Wednesday and Sunday?
  32. 1 point
    That was start of season stuff with the mistake and giving away goal chances
  33. 1 point
    lets get some entertainment.... end to end slugfest
  34. 1 point
    RandomGuy

    The Melamed Conundrum...

    He's comfortably our best goalscorer this season if you look at "goals per90". People might not want to look at per90 figures though, as they'd have to admit Craig Conway has created more chances than anyone else in our squad too...
  35. 1 point
  36. 1 point
    The CIA played a Britney Spears song on loop at Guantanamo. Sent them all bonkers. They preferred waterboarding.
  37. 1 point
  38. 1 point
    rik2304

    The Melamed Conundrum...

    We'd have won it more with Melamed playing!
  39. 1 point
    RandomGuy

    The Melamed Conundrum...

    It was a dig at Hendry tbh. Melamed is far too good for us, and he and his agents will know it. That's part of the reason they likely only signed for 1 season. If he doesn't want to extend his deal and he wants to get a bigger wage elsewhere, which is likely to be on the table, then there's nothing we can do to make him sign. I've said for a while I don't expect him here next season, but that won't be the fault of the club.
  40. 1 point
    Cagey

    Hamilton v Saints, Wed 3 March, 6pm

    Naw, probably say he is not sure he can trust him. I am as frustrated as **** for the Guy. Just a surprise it was May & not him that was subbed.
  41. 1 point
    Stumpy1966

    Hamilton v Saints, Wed 3 March, 6pm

    According to Calum injured. Kano foot and Ali chest knock.
  42. 1 point
    2.0 Saints Melamed
  43. 1 point
    Yes, shame the council did not knock down that monstrosity the city hall museum, would have made a grand square for such an event.....
  44. 1 point
    Shaun on his beatbox & Midge with his Blue could be the entertainment for the cup celebration that Callum has promised us. Maybe add in Amy McDonald . Maybe have to wait til start of next season when hopefully we could fill the stadium… open top bus is a bit old hat now & only works the day after the game.
  45. 1 point
  46. 1 point
    Courier picture....... No masks (except SB); no social distancing; no sense.
  47. 1 point
    Cagerf

    League position

    Posting delayed due to important events yesterday! Actual Positions Position Based on Points per game Position Team Played Actual Points Points per game Position Team Played Actual Points Points per game 1 Rangers 30 82 2.7333 1 Rangers 30 82 2.7333 2 Celtic 31 67 2.1613 2 Celtic 31 67 2.1613 3 Hibernian 30 52 1.7333 3 Hibernian 30 52 1.7333 4 Aberdeen 31 48 1.5484 4 Aberdeen 31 48 1.5484 5 Livingston 29 40 1.3793 5 Livingston 29 40 1.3793 6 St Mirren 31 39 1.2581 6 St Mirren 31 39 1.2581 7 Dundee United 31 35 1.1290 7 Dundee United 31 35 1.1290 8 St Johnstone 30 33 1.1000 8 St Johnstone 30 33 1.1000 9 Motherwell 31 32 1.0323 9 Motherwell 31 32 1.0323 10 Ross County 30 26 0.8667 10 Ross County 30 26 0.8667 11 Kilmarnock 31 25 0.8065 11 Hamilton Accies 29 24 0.8276 12 Hamilton Accies 29 24 0.8276 12 Kilmarnock 31 25 0.8065
  48. 1 point
    We are a top six side ahead of Livi, United and St.Mirren. We just hit our stride too late in the season. They got points on the board when needed and we have hit form about 3 weeks too late for top six... I’ll take the cup though
  49. 1 point
    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.
  50. 1 point
    am I too late to put in my guess? 1-0 Rooney