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  1. 3 points
    Hospital Radio Perth

    September 1978

    In 1990 Hospital Radio Perth had a very active member who was a minister from the USA living and working in Perth. He was keen to experience all aspects of Scotland while he and his family were here. He was always asking about how the Saint Soccer team were doing so we decided to invite him along to a game. It turned out to be Saints 5 Aberdeen 0 and myself and the other commentator were just about dancing with delight. Having spent some time explaining football to the guest, I decided at the end to ask him, live on air, what he thought of the match. He replied, "It was all right I suppose but St Johnstone should have made more use of penalties!" I swear I saw tumbleweed roll past as we tried to come up with an answer. Anyhoo, one of the heroes of that day was two goal Mark Treanor who did take advantage of the penalty. Mark joins us on Tuesday TeamTalk this coming Tuesday.
  2. 3 points
    Pat McGroin

    Player contracts and transfers

    Ando signs a 2 year deal with Forfar. Superb business for them!
  3. 3 points
    SaintJet

    Player contracts and transfers

    I think that's a bit unfair; he was decent player at the Terrors and he was deperate to make it with us but admitted he couldn't get to grip with our style of play. He was an honest pro- good luck to him.
  4. 2 points
    south inch

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    Just when I thought the Hearts/Partick case had gone awful quiet out comes the news that both clubs have been issued with a Notice of Complaint by the SFA for breaking the rules by going to Court instead of SFA arbitration. Hearing set for 6th August. As the saying goes "that will stop them farting in Church"! Gives them plenty of time to enquire about entry to the Northern Premier League Division 1.
  5. 2 points
    You could go down the route of buying a season ticket, even if won’t be financially logical for you (if you can afford it). I think I made it to 5 games last season with mine, but I like my seat and even when I’m not attending, I know I’ve paid my entry and I’m helping the club. If ever there’s a season to buy one out of blind loyalty, this is it.
  6. 2 points
    Would rather have kept Danny.
  7. 2 points
    SlickDT

    Player contracts and transfers

    Yep, I’ve found that absolutely outrageous to be honest. How they can justify those actions is beyond belief and if I was a player I’d be telling them to shove their pay-cut.
  8. 2 points
    mainstand

    Player contracts and transfers

    Dundee look bad but I don't think anyone is coming near Hibs. They are asking players to take a wage cut, give up win bonuses, performance money etc for the season. they are looking at making the kit man along with 70 other staff redundant, can only assume they will use younger players to do the kit. And then at the same time they fork out £250k for a player and add three new players wages to the payroll
  9. 2 points
    cristo

    Player contracts and transfers

    Horrible thing to say about a very decent player and very nice guy. This "found his level" crap really pees me off. I mean about anyone, not just Pates. He played his part for us and another couple of clubs after that, things haven't worked out for various reasons. Nah, just F off with comments like that.
  10. 2 points
    mainstand

    Player contracts and transfers

    You are really a grumpy person these days @Cagey. Even more than normal which is the most surprising thing.
  11. 1 point
    Cagey

    Friendlies

    I think top photo is John Robertson. Bottom may be a trialist but don't think so we he looks familiar. May be Ballantine or Hamilton. Clean sheet will do fine for a friendly.
  12. 1 point
    rickardo

    Season Tickets

    Just got mine today number 11502 were getting there .
  13. 1 point
    Saintdunc

    Player contracts and transfers

    Doubt if we could afford to bale him out!
  14. 1 point
    Hospital Radio Perth

    Tuesday Team Talk

    The Tuesday TeamTalk guys are joined this week by Robert Thomson from the Scottish Sun. https://soundcloud.com/tuesdayteamtalk/tuesday-team-talk-147-14-07-2020
  15. 1 point
    mainstand

    20/21 strips & sponors

    Christ cagey is actually it's Lawrence llewelyn-bowen in disguise. Wait until you see the strip shorts to match maybe all frilly Kirsten's went and chosen Hibs one aswell https://www.hiberniandirect.co.uk/trainingwear
  16. 1 point
    Cagey

    Player contracts and transfers

    Says season long loan but I am sure they are down on some sites as been out of contract with Millwall. Hope our younge guys are not sidelined by someone else's 20 year olds.
  17. 1 point
    RandomGuy

    Player contracts and transfers

    Full season according to the official twitter.
  18. 1 point
    Cagey

    20/21 strips & sponors

    Looks like Kirsten has chosen it.
  19. 1 point
    I wouldn't, no. When I lived in Perth I always went to the matches, regardless of whether or not there was a match on Sky (to be honest I don't watch much football on TV, and I ditched my Sky Sports subscription a few years back). But I was already a Saints fan. Attracting new fans when there are attractive matches on Sky could be a different matter.
  20. 1 point
    Thats basically what I have been doing this season paying the int subscription and using EPIC browser which provides free geo spoofing. And will hopefully do the same this season. Just because we may be able to return at some point does not necessarily mean we should in my view and until there is a solution to this virus I will be limiting public outings hence I wont be getting a season ticket. If all home games for the season had been on Saints TV regardless I would of bought however I find the 3pm blackout very strange. The thing is we are forced to do 'workarounds' to view these games which are even though I am subscribed are ultimately costing the clubs money. I would happily pay say ~ £20 a pop to view a game (home and away) at 3pm on my PC. Lets face it if for what ever reason you dont want to attend (extra travel costs, weather, mobility, mates not going, or simply cant be arsed) the draw of being forced to actually attend to watch is not so great to get you along. I had a ST last year (35th year) but did not attend for most of the reasons above. If I did not have Saints TV, I would not of been at games and probably would of lost interest entirely, the live games and some banter with those on here doing likewise kept me still interested. However I do feel like I am cheating the club to a certain extent as they could get more money out of me if they simply allowed PPV for 3pm games. Simply not allowing it is not going to get me through the doors of McD
  21. 1 point
    cristo

    September 1978

    They're his wee team.
  22. 1 point
    Widge

    Player contracts and transfers

    Based on? Whilst he's getting on in age, his game was never based on pace and his assist stats have remained solid. Not that I'm an advocate of this type of signing, you just need to look at Chris Burke to know ruling out a player based on age isn't a good idea.
  23. 1 point
    Yeah, I had initially considered buying a season ticket when it looked like much of the season might be played behind closed doors. But by the time the first two home games (both being shown on Sky) are out of the way, it could well be the case that season ticket holders are being let into games again, in which case the digital season ticket won't provide any matches at all. As much as I'm on board with helping the club, I can't afford to buy a season ticket to see potentially zero games (I live in England, so travelling up to matches isn't going to be practical for a long time). I know that Sky have are being thanked for allowing the virtual season ticket thing to happen, but in my view Sky's actions are actually going to be very damaging as they're actively stopping a lot of fans from seeing games (and stopping clubs from getting some money from those fans).
  24. 1 point
    blueheaven

    Return of fans during Covid-19 pandemic

    I think that (barring a second wave and a return to lockdown), they'll probably start letting some fans in around September. Given that matches are played outdoors and other things are starting to re-open, I can't really see why football matches shouldn't start to open up again. I think Saints should be fairly well positioned to make it work: our stadium is relatively big, our attendances are relatively small, and McDiarmid is well located out of the city centre, in lots of space and with its own big on-site car park. I do think though, that in order to maintain social distancing, it will probably be season ticket holders only for the foreseeable future. I also think they'll probably keep the food outlets closed, and probably also the hospitality suites, and the club shop, and they'll have to come up with a process for the flow out of the stands at full-time. Income-wise it's going to have a big impact on the club and that worries me about the long-term (we have a decent squad for now, but when their contracts run out how will we replace them?). I think it's a real shame that, as things stand, those of us who aren't season ticket holders are probably going to be shut out of having any way to watch the matches. I'd very happily pay to stream the games online, but it's looking like it won't be possible. I know it's not Saints' fault and the club's hands are tied, but it seems crazy to me that an income source for clubs which would also benefit fans is being blocked.
  25. 1 point
    Think Conway is backward step, don't think he'll get a contract to be honest, probably well passed his best
  26. 1 point
    cristo

    Saints Summer 2020 Transfers & Contracts

    Signed today for Burton Albion. Good move for him and good luck to him. I'd certainly have liked to see him at Saints.
  27. 1 point
    blueheaven

    Player contracts and transfers

    They're threatening to suspend his contract: so he'd still be contracted to them, but not getting paid. It's explained here: https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/sport/football/dundee-fc/1439264/dundee-fc-kane-hemmings-pfa-scotland-contract/ For all everyone talks about the Browns being tight with the old fists, I have to say I'm really pleased that among all this there hasn't even been a whisper of Saints treating staff/players in this way. Shame on the clubs who have been throwing money around while at the same time pressuring people to take pay cuts.
  28. 1 point
    mainstand

    Friendlies

    Couldn't have put it better myself.
  29. 1 point
    Abernethy Saint

    Friendlies

    Yeh, sorry, I was jumping ahead to when crowds are allowed. Basically, talking shite.
  30. 1 point
    Andy OUFC

    September 1978

    3-1 celtic.... I only saw the 2nd half of that... Just on the way to Aviemore for a holiday and badgered my dad to take a detour so i could say i'd been to a couple of scottish grounds... I was 14 at the time... Muirton Park seemed like a proper ground
  31. 1 point
    THE LARK SAINT

    Berth Loch

    At the start of lockdown we decided to find Bertha Loch as it's not so easy to find now with new buildings Anyway after a couple of unsuccessful attempts I decided to ask a farmer working near by I was shocked by his response on being asked where it was In a hostile reply he asked us What we wanted to go there for .Twice. Braw place though as we found it.
  32. 1 point
    south inch

    Bye bye Dundee

    He knows where the emails are filed!
  33. 1 point
    mainstand

    Friendlies

    never know a wee half day. Normally would have expected these games to have been at Stirling uni but think that is all closed still.
  34. 1 point
    blueheaven

    Bye bye Dundee

    All but two of their players have agreed to the cuts apparently. The thing I can't get my head around is that they continue to pay money to Gordon Strachan.
  35. 1 point
    Dunfermline fans I know wish they had kept Paton was outstanding for them,lad always gave 100 percent more than alot of signing,
  36. 1 point
    Cagey

    Player contracts and transfers

    I didn't rate him his passing was abysmal. To open another can of worms John Sutton was another player I didn't want us to sign & that may have been what coloured by opinion. And before you ask Mainstand I can't think of any others I was against signing.
  37. 1 point
    blueheaven

    Player contracts and transfers

    I thought Paton was an OK player for us. Can't really understand why anyone would take a dig at him.
  38. 1 point
    R.B.B:- Adz

    Player contracts and transfers

    If someone thinks Sam Cosgrove is worth £2-3 million, the chairman must be rubbing his hands at the thought of what we might get for Ali McCann.
  39. 1 point
    mainstand

    Friendlies

    Think.they are already arranged playing at Mirren and Motherwell or Hibs can't remember which.
  40. 1 point
    akuram

    Saints tv

    Brilliant that saints have clarified the live tv issue.
  41. 1 point
    Not sure how his club being in administration affects a player's ability tbh.
  42. 1 point
    blueheaven

    Taxi for Tommy?

    Can't find a link to it but I'm sure I've read in the past that November and December is the time of year when managers are most likely to be sacked. Clubs are terrified of being in the relegation zone at Christmas so they pull the trigger before then. So in terms of available jobs it's probably as good a time as any. And presumably there's nothing to stop clubs talking to him earlier than that and just keeping a caretaker in charge until November, if they really want him. I think on balance the agreement is probably a fair one for both parties. Saints would rightly be very annoyed if they'd allowed him to walk away from a signed contract, only to immediately take up a job at one of our rivals and deny us a sizeable compensation.
  43. 1 point
    GMac

    Saints Summer 2020 Transfers & Contracts

    Steven Lawless - good addition to the midfield, surely worth a punt ?
  44. 1 point
    sleepless

    My new novel coming soon

    My new novel, Cuddies Strip, a fictionalised account of crimes in Perth in 1935, will be published by Ringwood Publishing later this year. I first came across the story in a picture posted on here by Chips and did some research on it. This novel is the result You can pre-order a copy on the company's website, guaranteeing you a signed copy on publication date. Details here: https://www.ringwoodpublishing.com/cuddies-strip-an-85-yea…/
  45. 1 point
    Dave H

    Taxi for Tommy?

    Agreement of the divorce settlement between club and TW.
  46. 1 point
    mainstand

    Player contracts and transfers

    Maybe waiting on Millwalls season ending
  47. 1 point
    I'm sure Steve Brown would put them off by explaining how miserable it's made him.
  48. 1 point
    Along with a quartly magazine, they seem to have cracked it. Good move Saints, I'll even buy a programme if they are only a quid.
  49. 0 points
    Cagey

    20/21 strips & sponors

    I prefer the black shawl.
  50. 0 points
    Cagey

    Player contracts and transfers

    Paul Paton signs for East Kilbride. Found his level at last.