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  1. Even better when you get a view of the bottom two as well... Sexy.
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    I find the Ultras word totally off-putting. It might sound cool in Milan or Belgrade or somewhere but it sounds like a majorettes group to me.
  3. Moving this to Fitba Chat as it no longer has any relevance to Saints.
  4. Why does this seem to happen to football teams so often? Every few months there are stories of clubs where half the team is down with some sort of bug and the rest of the players are sent home. It's never happened to my knowledge in any of my workplaces, seems bizarre how regularly it occurs at football clubs.
  5. I honestly don't think it's heartless, we're all sympathetic about what happened to the 96 and their families but I just don't think it would be appropriate for a Saints match, especially not this particular one.
  6. Agree 100% with this. I can't help but think that someone else would be able to do more with what's available. Delighted I bought the Scotland season ticket...
  7. Meanwhile, on the list of other heinous crimes I've committed today, I have posted an announcement to publicise this event that appears on all forum sections. I should be burned at the stake.
  8. Personally I don't think this is relevant to Saints. I stand ready to be shouted down but, while I agree that the revelations are shocking, I wouldn't be personally interested in marking it at a Saints game.
  9. You can always try a Celtic bigotboard forum if you're desperately keen to read praise for that lot. The money Celtic will bring in from group stage qualification will only further exacerbate the gap between them and the rest of Scottish football, as if that was necessary.
  10. It's Dobie not Dobbie that's joined York City and we definitely don't want him back! Apparently Dobbie could be on his way to Middlesbrough in part-exchange for Marvin Emnes.
  11. I nicked the match ball from Saints' 2-1 win over Rangers in October 2000. At the end of the match Barry Ferguson lumped the ball into the Main Stand, it took a bounce off some seats and I grabbed it. Shoved it under my jacket and made off out of the stadium. One of the stewards stopped me on the way out (think we still had our own stewards then) and I claimed that Jim Weir had given me it, which he semi-accepted giving me enough time to disappear off up the car park. Momo Sylla came into the High School a few weeks later to visit French classes so I even got the ball signed by the winning goalscorer!
  12. We miss his influence desperately.
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    Lomas Tenure Up?

    To repeat again for those who haven't been able to stop themselves, despite our pleas. Do not post any allegations, rumours or hearsay that is currently doing the rounds. Don't allude to anything, don't speculate on the validity of anything, don't ask for information by PM, don't tell us that you have some source or other within the club who says X, Y or Z. Just leave it alone. If possible, stick to comments related to football topics for the time being. Piles of posts have been removed from this thread and others as they could result in legal issues for the site owners and may jeopardise the future of the forum. We are being watched!
  14. The Marca report on the Motherwell-Levante game is hilarious, read it with my breakfast this morning. Describes the Motherwell players as butchers and gives four of their players 0 out of 10. Lasley "led the way in hacking". Hammell was "slow and always out of position". Higdon was "very much overweight, harmless". Ojamaa "didn't appear the whole night". The only guy they gave any praise to was Humpreys, "the only Scottish guy with ability". Basically painted the whole lot of them as talentless hammer-throwers. They did praise the Well fans though, "another night of frustration for the noisy but suffering local fans. Football has forgotten them. Without doubt, the best of Motherwell was in the stands."
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    Ibrox latest...

    In what way are they unable to guarantee the safety of a bloke who sits in a room in the Main Stand? Surely he's not gonna come to any harm if he doesn't leave his wee box during the game?! Sounds like more nonsense on this subject to me. Mountain out of a molehill.
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    Steven Fletcher

    Think it's £12M up front with another £2M depending on appearances/performance.
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    Offside Rule

    I just watched the highlights online - Ivanovic was behind the ball when it was played, so no offside.
  18. Do you actually believe that? Perhaps that's not what you meant, if you mean that he has to be positive about the club then I agree with that. Thinking about it, have we ever had an actual Saints supporter in charge?
  19. I know that the main topic of this thread isn't the youth system, but I'm going to comment on this anyway. I don't think any of the youngsters we've had in recent years has been worth putting into the team, with the possible exception of Moon. I don't think our youth system has been attracting players of real prospect for years and years now, certainly not the kind of guys that United, Hearts and Hibs have brought through of late. We just aren't attracting the standard of player required and that's not down to the size of the club as you can see successful youth players coming through at the likes of Livingston (Griffiths, Davidson, McPake, etc) and Hamilton (McCarthy, MacArthur, Easton). None of the guys who we've released have gone on to have any sort of professional careers, they've all gone down to playing part-time in the lower divisions. If they've just not got it, playing these young guys doesn't make any sense and would be to the detriment of results. Andy Jackson is an example of someone who was given plenty of opportunities but eventually turned out not to be up to the standard required. You missed out Parker as well, he was good enough so he got in the team on merit. If the talent isn't there then there's nothing the manager of the day can do about it.
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    That's certainly the case in Spain anyway. I was brought up going to the South Inch to see the fireworks on Bonfire Night and they were always set off along to music. I also saw some good ones at theme parks in Florida, again along to a theme or music of some description. Here they just make them as loud as possible, no music, no theme, nothing. Just a shedload of noise getting on my wick.
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    What do you think of fireworks? Personally I'm not much of a fan, I don't find them very interesting at all. This week is "Aste Nagusia" in Bilbao, literally translated from the Basque language it means Big Week. As part of this, every night at 2245 there are fifteen minutes of fireworks and there are different teams from around Europe each night. Throngs of people crowd the banks of the river and all the bridges to get a view of them. I could just go and watch them from my balcony but they just don't do anything for me at all - a lot of noise for nothing! Am I just being a grumpy git?
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    Dundee Derby

    Just watching the Dundee derby. Dundee are getting pumped 3-0 at half-time but it's a little bit undeserved tbh, they were looking pretty good and had all the possession up until the first goal for United. Defensively Dundee don't look great though.
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    Lomas Tenure Up?

    From the quotes in the article, that interview is a cliche-ridden mess. (I haven't actually listened to the interview, I don't want to hear his voice.)
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    Saints TV

    Can't bring myself to listen to his pish tonight. No fault of yours though!
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