Strawman

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  1. As far as I can see Celtic are only allowing their own season tickets access to this game, it’s not live on tv either. Saints website confirms our fans only have live commentary. There will be ways to watch it via overseas links but nothing official that allows our fans to watch the game which I m not sure how the league can allow. I know financially it would be madness for Saints to do but imagine the outrage if Celtic needed a win in Perth to win the league and we only allowed our own season tickets either in or to watch online.
  2. I find it incredible that the league rules allow Celtic to not allow away fans a legitimate way to see their team on Sunday. I know there are other ways to see the game but can’t help but think if this was the other way round there would be a big fuss made.
  3. I have connections to Brora as my wife’s family live there and go to watch them when up there so see them a few times each year. The Brora not wanting to come up and throwing the game against Montrose is a bit of a myth that’s grown over the years. What is true is that in the build up the Brora chairman did express concerns as to how it would work for the club to be in the Scottish league with the traveling involved and extra costs, also the small size of their support. They went into the games giving it a good go though. When Brora played Kilmarnock in the cup there were 400 fans in the Away end at Rugby Park, that equates to a third of the village. They didn’t forfeit or throw the game against Montrose, I was as all the games, they played Edinburgh City and beat them over two legs. They beat Montrose in Brora but in the second leg with the score at 1-1 they had their best player and captain Steven MacKay sent off around half time. Montrose did score two late goals but not because Brora threw it, it was two late goals scored against a tired 10 men playing a fourth tough game in a short period of time. Having seen how well Cove have done I think Brora now most definitely want promotion, a play off with Kelty would have been very close, I think both teams would have won their home games with whichever team who won beating Brechin, We ll never know though. The team back when they played Montrose had a lot of older ex Inverness and Ross County players, now Steven MacKay is the manager and they have a younger team. Not sure what the play off situation is at end of this year, Lowland league are aiming to play full season whereas Highland league are playing a shortened season so possibly the Highland league winners could be fresher for play offs.
  4. Finished it tonight. Great read , really captures a picture of what you d imagine Perth and society was like in the 30s. Not about football but Saints and local Junior scene get mentioned.
  5. My preordered copy came today. Not read it yet but glanced through it and the book took me to page 181 Looks a good read for any Saints fans and Perth folk.
  6. Agree a lot of the games so far have not been good to watch. I think this becomes more obvious when watched on tv and no crowd as there is nothing to distract from the poor game. The longer games are played this way I wonder if the pressure to have a more entertaining style will rise. I d be interested to know what figures look like for purchasing these games. I imagine low 100s for non season ticket purchases but could be wrong.
  7. Anyone buy the programme and if so have you got it ? I m not finding Curtis Sport great at all, bought the annual subscription, got Aberdeen programme ok but since then nothing. No Hibs programme yet and no programme for today, they blame Saints for getting content to them last minute but that doesn’t hold true if others are getting.
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    Harry Curran

    First Saints player to score at McDiarmid. Branded a hammer thrower by Souness after Oleg Kuznetzof got injured in a challenge with him. Good midfielder who seemed to score regularly if my memory is right.
  9. I paid £95 for the programme subscription. Nothing arrived for today’s game though, anyone else get there’s ? The programme for the Aberdeen game came the day before ( Friday), of course the game then didn’t take place on that day.
  10. Liam for me, am I right in thinking his contracts only until Jan ? I d offer him 18 months now.
  11. Have regularly paid to go watch Saints at Ibrox over the years the same as all the other grounds, at this time buying the game to watch on TV is no different so I plan to buy it. Much as I hate giving Rangers credit but £9.99 is a decent price.
  12. I hear talk of bubbles but what does that actually mean ? i presume all the Saints players still live in their own houses with their families etc They ll have partners who possibly go out to work as well and kids hoping to go back to school next week. I imagine today there will be players families not happy that their husband/dad has tomorrow to go to a place of work where they know there has been positive COVID cases among the people they ll work directly with. There surely has to be a risk that some Aberdeen players are carriers even though they pass a test. If this was a normal work situation then I don t think the planned activity would go ahead. Much as I d like to sit down and watch it tomorrow, I think the game should be off and probably would be if not for Sky.
  13. Off top of my head, Argyle connections would be ex manager Paul Sturrock and Gary Miller
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    Friendlies

    Fairly sure the second pic is Cammy Ballantyne with long hair
  15. And yet Tommy’s interview pretty much backs up everything Foster said
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    Season Tickets

    Just renewed, I presume being in the first 250 or however many it is only really counts for the first game. If it was to be just 250 and it lasted for say 5 games, it won’t surely just be the first 250 to renew every game, I imagine all season tickets would get a turn. I imagine it wouldn’t be a low as 250 anyway though.
  17. Open Goal with Si Ferry tonight has Richard Foster as a guest. Interesting listen, says he made up with Tommy, has talked with him a few times throughout lockdown and that he regrets his fall out with Tommy and how it ended at Saints. He wasn’t suprised Tommy left and hints at things Tommy wasn’t happy with behind scenes.
  18. McCann for player of year and young player. Most important goal for me is Hendry away to Hearts in Dec, Stendals first game as Hearts manager and a big Hearts support. Everyone expected Hearts to turn it round with a new manager, starting with a victory over St Johnstone. Hendrys goal and our 1-0 win put a stop to that straight away and saw the start of a good run for us. Fast forward a couple of months and Hearts were even more in the shit while we d pulled clear to safety.
  19. I m same got £70 worth of tickets for Hibs game, on the Friday before the Hibs games the advice was to keep a hold of until we know what’s happening, if it ends up being played they ll still be valid, otherwise I see no other option then they have to refund money. The clubs been pretty much closed since then so nothing is going to happen quickly. I don t see us getting football back quickly and in my head I imagine I ll be getting a £70 refund for Hibs tickets and handing it straight back towards the cost of a new season ticket.
  20. Gets almost a full page in this months WSC
  21. Same story as SaintJet really, frustrating journey down , made it to ground just as game kicked off to be met with the view in picture of queue at ticket office. One lass from St Mirren was at least a bit proactive to the situation and came out of office to sell adult tickets for cash only which helped speed our progress a bit. Horrible game to watch but then puts everything into perspective when going home and driving past all the police on the closed bit of motorway and then the green security screens like you see in horse racing and realise somebody has died there that night.
  22. There was a section of our support allowed to stand as well. I often think it is a misconception that Saints fans want to stand, I don t have any stats to back this up but I think the majority of our support probably prefer sitting. Sunday I looked at the three stands of standing Celtic fans and thought that it must be driving some folk away from watching football. What about the elderly or unfit who just couldn't stand for 90 mins. I enjoyed the day out at Ayr standing but my preference at McDiarmid is to sit in my seat to watch football. As it turned out my ticket on sunday ended up being right in the bit where everyone was standing, no issue as I simply just moved along a bit to a spare seat but there was no mention on Friday when I bought my ticket that this was an area the club were going to allow standing. I totally get some folk prefer standing and would love an official standing area. I d just prefer the clubs ( not just Saints. most teams I think are at fault with this) came out and let people know where it is allowed and where it isn't and then people can make a choice. I go to games with friends, my dad and my laddie, sons at an age he d rather go with his mates and they d rather stand, dads in his 80s and just couldn't stand for that length of time, I could stand easy enough and regularly watch lower league football where standings the only option but given a choice I d sit. what annoys me ( and it happens at games down south more than at Saints to be fair ) is when lads arrive near ko, head near the front and then insist on standing, this give a domino effect of forcing everyone behind to stand, most of whom probably don't want to. Every team I think would benefit from making safe standing areas both for home and away fans, would probably bring more young lads back to the game as they would know before they went somewhere that they are allowed to stand.
  23. It’s seems strange situation, I bought tickets for myself friday, numbered seats, no mention of singing section. Was back up yesterday to get ticket for a friend and was asked about singing section. They should have just made it sit anywhere like the Rangers game, I can see today some people wanting the seat they ve bought and others wanting to congregate together.