Saintcraig

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    Saintcraig reacted to andy rhodes fancy watch in Tommy Wright   
    Good interview . Steven MacLean's a ****ing hero .
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    Saintcraig reacted to Gazza2610 in Player contracts and transfers   
    What about ched Evans to solve our scoring problems?
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    Saintcraig reacted to SlickDT in Steven Gerrard   
    I really don't get people bashing Gerrard for his loyalty. I keep hearing things such as "it was detrimental to his career"- but was it really!?

    He earned millions of pounds, played with world class players, won several trophies (including the Champions League in one of the greatest finals ever seen), represented his country countless times in major tournaments and most importantly was able to fulfill every boys dream- play for his club.

    He has built legendary status at Liverpool. That's something that will never be taken away from him now- sure he may have moved and there could of been a few extra titles- but the love and admiration of your local community for years to come is surely worth something more than medals and cups? It is to me anyway.

    There's many a player that has won countless titles, who will have the medals sat in their home, that are forgotten about very quickly after they hang their boots up.
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    Saintcraig got a reaction from The ghost of Jim Morton in Switzerland On A Budget   
    Aye and look how he turned out
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    Saintcraig reacted to The ghost of Jim Morton in Switzerland On A Budget   
    Got a message from Ryan through his DAD
     
     
    Been in bed ill all day. Been spewing up. Don't know what's up. I'll get on top of everything in the morning. Maybe just let the forum know. Also got major internet issues, it only works when I dial out and stops when I hang up!
     
     
    So fear not fellow road trippers, he is on the case.  
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    Saintcraig reacted to The Blue Saint in Switzerland On A Budget   
    Only if you passed your test after January 97.

    Before January 97 and you can drive category D1, up to 16 passengers.
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    Saintcraig reacted to Jiggz in Monday Night Football @mcdiarmid Astro:teams And Man Of The Match Votes Thread For March 17Th 2014 :game 11/14   
    Andy W MOM with Gordon Muir a very close second!

    As it was my final week just want to say what a great bunch of guys you all are! You all welcomed me in to the group (even if I am an Englishman and as Alan said "from the wrong side of Manchester" haha I think he meant "the winning side of Manchester"!!! I will no doubt keep in touch and will keep on checking this forum to see how everyone is doing!

    Final note to Gav for doing a great job organising the football each week (and for the others who take control when Gav is not available)! Keep up the good work!

    Stay safe!
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    Saintcraig reacted to the mad referee in Monday Night Football @mcdiarmid Astro:teams And Man Of The Match Votes Thread For March 17Th 2014 :game 11/14   
    So thats 6 men ghostie had in his back pocket, is it Dan???
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    Saintcraig got a reaction from st. steve in Sunday 23Rd Feb 2014 Weareperth Home   
    You didnae!
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    Saintcraig reacted to Nuggets in Monday Night Football @mcdiarmid Astro:teams And Man Of The Match Votes Thread For February 17 Th 2014 :game 07/14   
    Stevie Carr, just for the fact he changed team.
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    Saintcraig reacted to Nick in Hooked By Ice Hockey   
    Any advice for beginners wanting to learn and hopefully play some amateur when ready?

    Three of us giving it a go and just concentrating on being competent at skating at the moment. Planning on going to hockey for all in Dundee soon though.
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    Saintcraig got a reaction from Nick in Hooked By Ice Hockey   
    Yeah many of us tried for years. The closest we got was a senior amateur team that migrated from Glenrothes when their risk closed down. Unfortunately Dewars Ice Rink is not designed for hockey or any form of ice sport except Curling and they have the opinion that ice hockey destroys their facility but tbh, no more than any other ice rink. Perth did have a very successful juniors set up for years which I came through and became a coach of but yet again, the curlers got their way. Ice time was restricted so regular training could not be arranged and eventually people get p'd off and take the kids elsewhere so the club folded.

    Some great memories though

    I'd love to try and get something else in Perth but there's very little support both moral and financial.
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    Saintcraig reacted to Das Rave in Monday Night Football @mcdiarmid Astro:teams And Man Of The Match Votes Thread For February 10 Th 2014 :game 06/14   
    And he never even got a sticker for being brave!!
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    Saintcraig reacted to stewartywhite in Kenny Hunter Select Away February 9Th 2014   
    After the last time in Stirling I will bring a choice of footwear, including snow shoes.
     
     
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    Saintcraig got a reaction from fazman1977 in Hooked By Ice Hockey   
    Hi guys

    It's great to read that others have discovered hockey.

    I played for Edinburgh for a short time before injury got the better of me 16-17 years ago. I endorse everything you say about the sport and I would also encourage anybody to go and watch a game. I know of quite a few other Saints fans that take a trip to Dundee every weekend to watch the Stars kick Flyers butt ;o)

    As for not being able to skate... Really it's just about balance. A one hour lesson would get you on your feet and away from the barrier. It takes years to skate like these guys though!

    The amateur level of hockey in Scotland is pretty decent too. There is a full contact level which tends to be feeder teams into the likes of Dundee, Fife, Braehead and Edinburgh or there's also a lower level, that I'm more likely to play in if I ever get my finger out. For those of us who need to work the next day and cant afford broken bones, there is recreational hockey or 'reccy'. The main differences of this level is that full contact is not allowed i.e. If you intend to check the opposition, you'll spend the game on you're erse either in the penalty box or in the dressing room.

    Cunninghamvideo, I know you work at Kirkcaldy, you may wish to take at look at their reccy teams if you have the chance.

    Levels in Reccy vary massively. There are the better teams likes Riversdale Pirates, Kirkcaldy Kings, Dundee Michelin and Paisley Blackhawks to the not so good, Caledonian Hellcats (my old team), Dundee Wildcats and Irvine Flyers. These teams take on novices regularly to give everyone a chance.

    Teams re always looking for sponsorship too. The last team to play in Perth was Perth Predators. I was coach but unfortunately they folded due to a lack of commitment by Perth Ice Rink to support hockey so we couldn't attract players. Predators last played in about 2010 and they were sponsored for years by Dickens Bar for years. It would be nice to restart hockey in Perth if Live Active were prepared to support ice hockey.

    If anybody reading this wants to know more about ice hockey or would like to have a go, PM me. I'll do anything I can to promote and support the sport.

    www.scottishicehockey.net
    www.dundeestars.com
    www.fifeflyers.co.uk
    www.braeheadclan.com
    www.edinburgh-capitals.com

    www.riversdale-pirates.co.uk
    www.paisleyblackhawks.com
    www.dundeemichelin.co.nr
    leftwinger.wix.com/Dundee-wildcats
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    Saintcraig got a reaction from Nick in Hooked By Ice Hockey   
    Hi guys

    It's great to read that others have discovered hockey.

    I played for Edinburgh for a short time before injury got the better of me 16-17 years ago. I endorse everything you say about the sport and I would also encourage anybody to go and watch a game. I know of quite a few other Saints fans that take a trip to Dundee every weekend to watch the Stars kick Flyers butt ;o)

    As for not being able to skate... Really it's just about balance. A one hour lesson would get you on your feet and away from the barrier. It takes years to skate like these guys though!

    The amateur level of hockey in Scotland is pretty decent too. There is a full contact level which tends to be feeder teams into the likes of Dundee, Fife, Braehead and Edinburgh or there's also a lower level, that I'm more likely to play in if I ever get my finger out. For those of us who need to work the next day and cant afford broken bones, there is recreational hockey or 'reccy'. The main differences of this level is that full contact is not allowed i.e. If you intend to check the opposition, you'll spend the game on you're erse either in the penalty box or in the dressing room.

    Cunninghamvideo, I know you work at Kirkcaldy, you may wish to take at look at their reccy teams if you have the chance.

    Levels in Reccy vary massively. There are the better teams likes Riversdale Pirates, Kirkcaldy Kings, Dundee Michelin and Paisley Blackhawks to the not so good, Caledonian Hellcats (my old team), Dundee Wildcats and Irvine Flyers. These teams take on novices regularly to give everyone a chance.

    Teams re always looking for sponsorship too. The last team to play in Perth was Perth Predators. I was coach but unfortunately they folded due to a lack of commitment by Perth Ice Rink to support hockey so we couldn't attract players. Predators last played in about 2010 and they were sponsored for years by Dickens Bar for years. It would be nice to restart hockey in Perth if Live Active were prepared to support ice hockey.

    If anybody reading this wants to know more about ice hockey or would like to have a go, PM me. I'll do anything I can to promote and support the sport.

    www.scottishicehockey.net
    www.dundeestars.com
    www.fifeflyers.co.uk
    www.braeheadclan.com
    www.edinburgh-capitals.com

    www.riversdale-pirates.co.uk
    www.paisleyblackhawks.com
    www.dundeemichelin.co.nr
    leftwinger.wix.com/Dundee-wildcats
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    Saintcraig reacted to THE LARK SAINT in Monday Night Football @mcdiarmid Astro:teams And Man Of The Match Votes Thread For January 27Th 2014 :game 04/14   
    Craig for putting 2 past me when the other 7 in his team put together could only get 3 past me.
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    Saintcraig reacted to HOODLUM65 in Alan Mannus   
    Abernethy, make sure you have 4 wheels that will get you as far as McD car park.
     
    After the WIN you will not be too troubled if the motor wont start, as the result will leave you on a high and as the car park empties, you and your beloved can retreat to the rear seats..................................................oh will have to end it there as I'm sure you will enjoy PIE no matter in which form it may be.
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    Saintcraig got a reaction from David123 in Motm Ross County 1 - Saints 0 - 04/01/14   
    Mannus has 3 votes
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    Saintcraig reacted to montrosesaintee in Player contracts and transfers   
    MacDonald isn't half as bad as people seem to think. The second goal at hearts for example - he deployed his invisibility cloak to play the killer pass from 6 yards offside. Every team needs a wizard.
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    Saintcraig reacted to blueheaven in Player contracts and transfers   
    Not surprised to see Jahic go (the writing seemed to be on the wall for him when he was dropped), but a bit disappointed. From what little I saw of him, and also looking at his background, I think he could have had something to offer us in the long term. I'd actually have quite liked to see him tried out a little further up the park, perhaps alongside Cregg to allow Davidson to play further forward.
     
    Will be interesting to see what T-Dubya does with the money that his departure has freed up.
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    Saintcraig reacted to dave mc in Gwion Edwards/gone   
    As John says,he's our player,no racism intent here  
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    Saintcraig reacted to Jenko82 in Ross County V Saints (4/1/14) Ko 1500   
    Is the lad Steeves in the u20 squad at a level that he could deputise at LB while Easton regains fitness or has been mentioned elsewhere Callum could get his boots back on, would at least improve the leadership on the park