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  1. 13 points
    Hi all, Given the current situation - and given that my own work situation means I'm at home for the next three weeks at least - I'm going to do a bit of work on the site and start a new little project. The forum will continue to be accessible from www.weareperth.co.uk/wapforum/ as normal - but if you go to www.weareperth.co.uk you will see a page that will change multiple times a day until I get it figured out! Basically, I'm creating a video archive - trying to index as much Saints content as I can find on YouTube and elsewhere and curate it so it's possible to flick through entire seasons' worth of games in order, find a particular game, and hopefully see the team line ups etc with each game. If it goes well, and if there's interest, I may start posting the odd article and stuff here and there as well - if you've got any interest in submitting absolutely anything at all for such a project please do get in touch! Hope everyone is well and keeping safe! Jamie
  2. 12 points
    McCarry One Nil

    Kristen Robertson

    Still waiting on yer evidence rather than your keyboard attacks on a member of the staff at SJFC. That's what I'm no liking. As mentioned before is it in the same evidence bag as The Rangers SPFL evidence? Yer going on and on and on , on various threads. What has Kirsten done? That's all we want you to tell us. And then we can make our minds up. But for you to constantly keep this going with...…..(it appears) nothing...….. I just don't get it. Tommy left because of KR.....come on ???????????? I know nothing and maybe he didn't see eye to eye with her but still...….leave his job....that's no the Tommy we know is it? What he said in his interview is good enough for me. And he's gone but never forgotten. We stick together as one. SJFC
  3. 9 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.
  4. 9 points
    I remember this well, I heard a snap and the physio was going to twist it back thinking it was ok. But I stopped him. Arm broken. Very sore too. My daughter was at the game and I went off waving to her not letting on it was broken. Great memories Roy Baines
  5. 9 points
    Pat McGroin

    Wage Bill

    Time to sell the club Steve... This guy could put a negative spin on a lottery win. Right now, Steve Brown could be doing the following: Praising our superb recent run of form Shouting about our superb home grown, young team. Encouraging fans to get behind the hunt for top 6. Encouraging fans to join in with FCU home and away to create an atmosphere. Encouraging fans to attend a Scottish Cup 1/4 final and support the lads get back to Hampden. Instead, he’s bleating about the budget, which according to Robert Thompson has jumped from 8th biggest 3 months ago, to 6th now. His negativity is unreal. He makes running the club seem like such a chore. Does he not realise that this has a wider effect? It’s dragging us down. Every time I read anything from him, I’m on an instant downer.
  6. 9 points

    Saints v Sevco Feb 2020

    Getting Rangers managers sacked and ending their title challanges since 1884
  7. 9 points
    Ginger Bakers rebel army

    Tommy is God

    Heart on sleeve comments in press this week, he is saints through and through, no ones perfect, every manager makes mistakes but I wouldn't swap him for any other SPFL manager. Celtic game will take care of itself, next Saturday is massive, a win against Hearts goes a long way to extending our run in the top flight and giving us the summer to rebalance the squad. Will be down for this one and a few beers in town after the game. Regardless of what I think about the way the club is being run, management will move on, saints will be here forever.
  8. 8 points
    Jimmy Wallace

    Jewish Players for Saints

    this is a ridiculous thread.
  9. 8 points

    New ownership

    Just an observation , Steve Brown has been heavily criticed in the past for not letting fans in on what's happening within the Club and the minute he lets folk know the position , once again he is heavily criticised. Just saying.
  10. 8 points

    Wage Bill

    I find the timing of this baffling, to be honest. We're on a great run, we're still in the Cup, we're firmly in the hunt for top 6, and for the first time in a while the squad actually has several sellable assets. Yet Steve Brown's talking as if the season has already been a failure. By all means he can think this way behind closed doors, but does he really need to talk to the media about it? As far as I can see, all he's doing is putting a downer on everything. If he really wants fans to start coming back in numbers, maybe the down-in-the-dumps image he puts across of himself and the club and the manager is something he could start giving a bit more thought. I think this is a really positive, exciting time for Saints - we have an opportunity to finish the season on a high, and really look forward to what we might be able to do next season if we start well. Couldn't Steve Brown mention some of that stuff instead?
  11. 8 points

    Taxi for Tommy?

    I'd be quite interested to hear the thoughts of the 'Taxi for Tommy' mob at this stage.
  12. 7 points
    We know that it's not Zander. He can't catch anything right now.
  13. 7 points
    Don't really get involved in pre-match as being a old timer I've just got used to having absolutely no idea which Saints will turn up and never ever go in with high expectations. I chose Saints so they really don't owe me much. That's what always gets me when I see the negativity on this and other forums. I'm praying we get a result today. We are good enough on our day and I'll be ecstatic if we win and seek if we lose. No be on slating folk and getting personal at our players if we lose either. Much worse things happen in life. A few of the old boys will remember when we played the Dons this time of year in 1971 we lost 1-0 in front of 22,500. It was mental and although I was only 8 still remember it. Following year we lost 4-2 at Pittodrie and 26,500 there, remember listening to it on the radio in my shed in Hillyland A point today would be a great start ahead of the next 2 "big" games. Come On Saints. Let's get inaboot them,
  14. 7 points
    That’s because Spoony IS that good.
  15. 7 points

    Saints v Celtic, 4/10/2020

    Didnt deserve that at all today. Anyone who says 5 subs rule doesnt benefit certain teams is kidding themselves.
  16. 7 points

    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.
  17. 7 points
    I mean RandomGuy has made some very fair points in this argument, whereas you seem intent on bashing a kid in his first season playing first team football. As RandomGuy has pointed out players take time, Anderson being the prime example. He was a useless right back as a kid and never had any pace, who turned into our record appearance holder as a centreback, give the guy a chance. As for the continual shoehorning or Kirsten Robertson into every post, it’s getting boring. We get it, you don’t like her, but like it or not she’s not going anywhere right now, especially when the club needs as many hands as it can get to restore some normality.
  18. 7 points
    R.B.B:- Adz

    New Manager

    Baaa baaa! You should convert to Aberdeen. The guy has a chance to talk saints up. Put a f****** positive spin rather than negative. Should have been; ”we are delighted by the calibre of candidate. It just goes to show that the hard work is paying off as we are being rightly recognised as a great football club to work for that has had lots of success in the past ten years. Candidates know they are coming to a great club and that is why we have quality applicants.” instead we get; ”why the f*** anyone would want to manage this club is beyond me. If you are a good manager f*** knows why you have applied here. Oh aye, and one more thing, if you are applying for this job you better to be willing to give up your days off and evenings to work in the community - dinny even submit a CV unless you are willing to work overtime for free. Right! Got it, son!!”
  19. 7 points
    Hendry signs 2 year deal
  20. 7 points

    Fair City unity

    Excuse my cynicism but why is it that every other fan can happily go to matches without any fuss or drama but these guys apparently can't? Exactly what are the unfair atrocities happening to them that for some reason don't seem to happen to anyone else?
  21. 7 points
    Pat McGroin

    Fair City unity

    I was a Rangers fan as a kid. All my family were CB’s. Do you know what made me switch allegiances? Actually going to games regularly aged 7-8 with my Grandad. There’s no reason that most of these boys couldn’t have switched allegiances if they hadn’t been hounded out of the club.
  22. 6 points

    New Players Books

    Hope you enjoy the Perth City Council 2021 calendar.
  23. 6 points

    RIP Jim Townsend

    I’m sorry to hear of his death, Jim Townsend is a player that I remember well. Signed from Port Glasgow Athletic in 1961 at the age of Sixteen after impressing in the Saints reserves made his debut in a 1-0 win against Partick Thistle 7/4/62 retained his place for the final two games of the season a win over Third Lanark 2-1 and the defeat by Dundee which relegated us . He starred the following season in the Second Division scoring 11 goals and helping Saints reach the League Cup Semifinal and winning the Second Division Championship. In season 1963-1964 he was first choice right half until his transfer to Middlesbrough for £20,000 in February a record transfer fee for the club. Jim played in some memorable matches for Saints fans of that era including the 4-1 League Cup quarter final win over Q.O.S., the 5-5 comeback draw against Stenhousemuir and the 1963 Christmas victory over Rangers. He returned to St. Johnstone in the Summer of 1966 after two and half seasons at Middlesbrough making 67 appearances for them and scoring 6 goals, the fee for him was £9,000.. At this time he still is only 21, a far cry from today’s Saints youngsters. Highlights of that season for him was a great goal against Rangers in 1-1 draw at Muirton, the 5-2 Christmas Eve win at Easter Road and also played in Fred Aitken’s first match and John Kilgannon’s last game. He was also picked for a Scotland XI squad which toured the Far East, Australia and Canada at the end of 66/67 season, winning all 9 games. Bye this time he was a Hearts player, sold for £20,000 just before the seasons end. I was really disappointed at losing what I thought was our best player, however we needed the money. Jim Townsend was a stylish creative midfielder who could also tackle and would walk into our present team. Thanks Jim for all tha memories a true St. Johnstone Legend ’
  24. 6 points


    Those stats make no sense to me. Who judges the "quality" of a save? And how can you record "goals saved"? I don't even know what a "goal saved" is. Either it's a save, or it's a goal. You can't save a goal.
  25. 6 points
    Hard to disagree with your five but I reckon the Luzern home leg has to be in there - absolutely magical night. In fact, the away leg was bloody good too.
  26. 6 points

    WAP Video Archive Now Live!

    Hi everyone, As previewed briefly last week, we've been working hard behind the scenes and are now ready to launch the WeArePerth Video Archive - www.weareperth.co.uk is the link! So far we have: - Highlights of (almost!) every game in the 17/18, 18/19 and 19/20 seasons. - Highlights and additional video content for every European game since 2012 - as well as highlights of the Saints v Monaco UEFA Cup games in 1999. - Highlights of every game in our 2014 Scottish Cup run as well as additional video content. - Classic matches from the McDiarmid Park and Muirton Park eras - Goal compilations, documentaries, interviews and other special features. All the highlights are archived with team lines and goalscorers and are fully searchable by year, competition, team or even by player. Comments are open and welcome on every game! There will be more content added as we go - with the intention being that we'll get back as far as we possibly can with season by season highlight videos that are in the public domain. I think there is almost a complete collection on YouTube back as far as maybe 2012/13 and fragmented stuff from before that. We may also, down the line, start adding the odd article here and there if the feeling takes us. This is also possibly dependent on how long we are all locked in our houses for! We're also looking for a bit of help. If you have video footage - even if it's on an old forgotten VHS - of a classic game from years ago, let us know. If you can point us in the direction of a video stashed away online in a hidden corner of the internet (Saints related obviously!), pass us the link. We'd be particularly keen to find any footage at all of the VPS Vaasa games in 1999, the 7-2 game against Dundee (There is a video of one of the goals on YouTube - surely somewhere the whole game exists!) or anything else along those lines. Finally, please give our Twitter and Facebook channels a like - https://twitter.com/wap1884 and https://www.facebook.com/WeArePerth/ - where we'll be posting links to new content when it is added and posting any other Saints related musings that come to mind. Thanks, as always, for your support! Jamie
  27. 6 points
    Abernethy Saint

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    The SG stuff is advisory because they have no devolved power to make it mandatory. What they can do and have done is effectively ban events where emergency services provision is required by withdrawing that provision. So top tier football is effectively banned, cinemas are not. The imminent UK ban will be mandatory, but it may not be universal, at least not yet. The confusion is partly because the UK government has not got its communications act in gear yet (the daily news conferences starting today will help greatly), and partly because the Scottish government is moving faster than the UK government, and organisations and the general public are moving much faster than both of them. It’s quite confusing. What is clear is that we’re all going to be required to isolate more and more (possibly gradually, possibly in big steps), and a full lockdown may only be a few weeks away. There is no rational reason whatsoever to believe the very restrictive measures on the continent will not be replicated here, and some reason to believe it will be worse here because the UK response has been slow. In this context, restarting football is just not a priority, and pretty soon even talking about it would be fairly ridiculous. Shit, it would appear, is real. Take care everybody.
  28. 6 points
    Her name is Nicola Sturgeon. Plus she said 500.
  29. 6 points
    That’s doing a bit of a disservice to existing players. Our recovery started away to Kilmarnock on 4 December 19. That’s when Gordon and Booth began to play instead of Duffy and Tanser. We were undefeated in December. McCart has been doing well, but I’m not sure he’s the main reason. More of a team/squad effort.
  30. 6 points

    Wage Bill

    I listened to the interview in the car on the way to the game and I thought he spoke pragmatically about running a club with a small fan base. He's not the most charismatic or articulate speaker but he's got the t shirt from years of fighting our corner and he's just following his fathers's blueprint for susutainability. I can never understand the negativity he catches - he's damned if he does and damned if he doesn't. I hope he has his hand on he tiller for another 10 years.
  31. 6 points

    Player contracts and transfers

    Good interview with Callum Booth. Guy is looking for stability. Get him sign ed up on 2 year contact. It is no coincidence that things have improved since he came into team.
  32. 6 points


    On behalf of the FCU To anyone interested in creating better Atmosphere at McDiarmid It is obvious that after Ayr away that we can provide a vocal backing for the team. There were numerous groups there who contributed to the noise. Let’s start filling sections with everyone together (fan groups/ pal groups, previous sections, previous ultra/ singing sections groups) and sit together in one area. Similar to the FCU section just not exclusive to the FCU. The fcu will be one of the groups within the section but would be good to create one big collective group who all create an atmosphere together home and away. Visual and vocal backing goes a long way on and off the park.
  33. 6 points

    Ross Callachan

    This is terrible news for the lad; by all accounts he was really starting to make an impression with the Dees so this is awful for him. I hope he makes a speedy recovery.
  34. 6 points
    Performance wasnt that bad, I thought. When you remember only Rangers and Aberdeen have scored and taken points at that ground, and theyve now played every club at home, then it hopefully puts some perspective to things. Livingston took the best chance of the match, while we got denied a stonewall penalty and MOH missed what was virtually an open goal. A different day we draw that, or win it, and everyone in here is raving about how great a result it is. May was fine as a lone striker, he set up a MOH chance and generally held the ball up well. Issue was the midfield, only O'Halloran seemed to get near him when he did have the ball, but again, we did have chances in this set up so if we win theres almost no complaints. Even game, settled by them taking their chance while we missed ours. Just one of those games.
  35. 5 points
    Mate, if Nicola Sturgeon cured cancer tomorrow, the Unionists would be demanding she resigned because of rising unemployment amongst oncologists.
  36. 5 points

    New Manager

    the last time I felt this good about a managerial appointment was John Connolly... oh... wait...
  37. 5 points
    McDiarmid Mole

    New Manager

    Never doubt the Mole.
  38. 5 points

    Saints Summer 2020 Transfers & Contracts

    Muzz has been sent off once in his time at Saints so he doesn't miss a lot of games due to suspension. He is a notoriously quick healer and has had one long term injury during his time at the club (2014, when it sadly cost him a Cup Final appearance)so doesn't miss a lot of games due to injury. He has been a fantastic servant to Saints and deserves more respect than your post affords him.
  39. 5 points

    Player of year.

    A big shout out to much maligned spoony. he really stepped up to the plate when the going was tough thus season. He will never win any player of the year but I don’t think we can underestimate how important he was this season. And that’s why Tommy keeps him in the team. Even when he is not playing well he never hides, always shows for the ball. l am not him or his dad! and he exasperates next at times but just thought he was worth a mention.
  40. 5 points

    Season Tickets

    Thanks for the replies. Will send my Hibs v Saints tickets to McD. and donate the refund to the Youth Development fund.
  41. 5 points
    Bruno Strasser

    Season 2019/20.

    What an achievement by Tommy, his backroom team and the Players. Bottom in December and calls for his head. What a turnaround.
  42. 5 points

    Taxi for Tommy?

    No but Stoke City fans should!
  43. 5 points
    Havana Saint

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    Totally get where you are coming from.. Starting in August....let's hope and pray. We miss Saints. This set in a context when we are not working, where our children are not at school, when rich football clubs demand tax payers help them. Profit and shareholders fly above us like eagles as our citizens die. Priorities in Western capitalist nations are built on sand. To achieve a return to football in August requires pragmatic solutions. This set amongst the current situation we fnd ourselves in amidst this appalling virus. Football is just secondary at the moment, but challenging questions require to be addressed in amongst an economic capitalist system built on profit and exploitation whilst nurses, shop workers, bus drivers etc risk their lives where some people can work from home and order food online. Life, society and football must change.
  44. 5 points

    The big COVID-19 Shutdown

    Sorry... are you referring to Sixties or Dr Coleman?
  45. 5 points
    Pat McGroin

    A Message From The Manager

    Just received this email. I wish they’d distribute these things wider. “I just wanted to send a quick message out to all of our supporters during this difficult time. It’s important to look out for your family members, friends and neighbours. These are unprecedented times for this country and indeed the world, and we need to check in on those who are most vulnerable. We need to try and stay positive, follow government guidelines, and hopefully the situation will improve quickly. We’re all dealing with the uncertainty at the moment but hopefully everything can return to normal as soon as possible. I’ve seen myself first-hand the situation in supermarkets with empty shelves and I’d like to ask everybody to remain sensible when it comes to shopping. My brother works in the retail industry and he has assured me that there is more than enough food for everyone as long as people don’t stockpile food and buy more than they need. It’s the most vulnerable people at this time who suffer most from empty supermarket shelves. On the football side of things, there is still a lot of uncertainty about what will happen but this is entirely out of our control. I’m sure the footballing authorities will be working extremely hard during these testing times. When there is any update the Club will keep supporters updated via the usual channels. The players and coaching staff remain away from McDiarmid Park and we feel this is the safest and best course of action. All players have their own individual training programmes which are being monitored daily by staff assuring that when football does finally return they are raring to go. While football remains suspended, myself, my staff and the players will be phoning around our elderly Season Ticket holders for a quick chat and to see if there is anything that the Club can do to assist. Once we have called our elderly supporters, we will do our best to phone round as many Season Ticket holders as possible for as long as this break from football continues. So, if you receive a phone call from myself or one of the staff or players, it isn’t a hoax! Please look after yourselves, stay safe, and I look forward to seeing you all back at McDiarmid Park soon. All the best,” Tommy Wright St. Johnstone Manager
  46. 5 points
    Ginger Bakers rebel army

    Wage Bill

    Cash in bank when Steve became Chairman in 2011 was £1,095,904. 2012, £1.610m, 13, £1.304, 14, £1.266, 15, £2.072, 16, £2.066, 17, £2.652, 18, £1.979, 19, £ 2.170m Cash in bank is only 1 measurement but it does show a very healthy position over a sustained period. The only person responsible for player spending is Steve Brown. All signings approved by him so any overspend has to be down to his financial mismanagement. All major infrastructure projects have been completed, we have some very valuable playing staff and next year's turnover should be significantly up with increases prize money and return of at least 1 Dundee club. I have banged on about lack of communication from our Chairman, what I should have been advocating is a lack of upbeat, forward thinking, even happy messages none of which he seems capable off. We have too many playing passengers and that needs sorting but that will sort itself at the end of this season. Most other Spfl clubs would die for our financial position. Theres lots to look forward to as a saints fan. I just wish our Chairman would do the same.
  47. 5 points
    Dave H

    Saints v Sevco Feb 2020

    Get the Rangers forum post tae FUKK! I don't wanna read their zombie shite!
  48. 5 points
    We thoroughly deserved that today. Good endeavour from the team and McCann once again excellent. Enjoy yer weekend comrades. COYS!!
  49. 5 points
    Papa Jack

    Player contracts and transfers

    The chairman's been pretty generous with his cash....Tommy should be looking in the mirror and thinking about how much of our cash he's wasted before he gives it all this chat.
  50. 5 points
    The positive thing about this place is you are very close to the action and can see very clearly who is playing well and who is hiding. Like Random I thought there was little between the teams and on another night we could have won this - this Livi team are brutally physical and have some tidy players playing to their strengths - what Hibs were smoking when they realeased Marvin Bartley is anyone's guess - he was excellent. Here's my thoughts; 1. Zander is seriously back to his best - even looked good coming out for difficult crosses. 2. Defense looked pretty solid with Liam Gordon again a standout - everyone needs to understand how important he is - constantlly talking and geeing up or berating his players - Captain material. Ralston was a bit in and out but put in some nice crosses - still a bit fragile for my liking. 3. Midfield was a battle and Ally and Liam Craig were kind of lost in the fog of battle - Dre Wright looks still a bit short of thrust to where he was last year but he's got lots to offer this team. Starting to see the best of MOH now, on another surface he would have had a great game - he has to be given a run in the team. 4. Steve May was fine and as usual drove himself in to the ground with his running the channels- he still has all the touches and we'll get goals from him I'm sure - playing this Livi team would make most strikers take up bowls - they play that tight. 5. Losing the goal just after half time was a killer - we maybe left it a touch too late bringing on the subs but Kane and Hendry looked really purposeful and caused the Livi defense a real challenge - hindsight etc. but I wonder if we strated with them if it would have been a different outcome. 6. Summing up I've felt a whole lot worse leaving a game after a defeat - there are positive things from this team but we must beat Killie on Saturday.