Papa Jack

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  1. In reality, the headline and the article don't even marry up....Roach has done a piece on the job and someone's just plonked a random (sorry Random!!) headline at the top.
  2. You knew what I meant when I said teams....for your clarity, I meant 2 x 11 players.
  3. Feels like I'm picking on you with these posts Linky I think it's interesting that we, as supporters, talk about power struggles, controlling leadership, poor atmosphere and toxic environments....how does that square with the fact that pretty much every level of employee stays at saints for many years, signs new contracts, comes back after being away?
  4. The comment about not including Under 20's is part of the problem though. Are you saying we should have a squad of (say) 20 senior players plus 6/7 under 20's who have already played senior football? That's just not sustainable. I think in terms of numbers, it's not far away from where it needs to be. Ideally, 3/4 young ones out, couple of senior ones in and that's us. As I say, that's not bad for the middle of June.
  5. Threadbare? We've got a squad which could put out 2 decent teams...that'll be miles ahead of most of the other teams in our part of the league.
  6. He's young, inexperienced and had a difficult year. I'm hopeful that he'll come on a fair bit this year, although he might be unlucky with a lot of teams downsizing their squads next season.
  7. Cannae be bothered with this, I'll guess 4?..5?
  8. I don't know, how many were there?
  9. I'm ok with Saints not sticking this on their website/any platform. I think anyone who wants to claim has all sorts of methods to contact Saints to ask for some kind of refund. To be fair, in this climate, there will be some who want/need the £30/£40/£50 back....can't blame them for that.
  10. I guess it might be a bit more when you factor in the fact that families would be ok to sit together. Not far away from our actual attendances though. I do appreciate that it won't happen...just bored to be honest!!
  11. Well, exactly!! Let's get going!!... Sorry Aberdeen/Hibs/Rangers/Celtic....you'll need crack on with 1/10th of your usual support!!
  12. There was chat on the Sportsound podcast that many/all of the League 1/2 clubs would just shut-down for a year as closed doors football just wasn't viable for them. This might leave just 2 leagues of (say )12 and kick restructuring into the long grass. It's an interesting one because you would think League 1 and 2 games could actually go ahead with social distancing quite easily....so why couldn't they start back come August time (assuming they are allowed to). I wonder how many could get into McD and still be socially distant?
  13. Papa Jack

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  14. Saints would be one the last teams in Scottish football to go into admin over this. Low basic wage, cash in the bank, loads of players out of contract soon. It’s those middle sized clubs that are in trouble. Hibs, Hearts, Aberdeen. it’s the same in England...it’s those mental championship teams who must be worried. Paying big salaries but not quite being able to subsidies them with the mega Sky money.
  15. I can't see "Covid" changing any of that. That's why I think extending the season is a farce. You could (theoretically) play the last 10 games with a whole new team. How does that work in practice though? Test everyone before the game and then play, let everyone go home and then go through the testing process again before the next game? I just can't see how that's practical, never mind affordable.
  16. He should get a crack at it, but he won't.
  17. This reconstruction debate actually got me thinking about why I go to watch games of football…apart from the supporting Saints bit obviously. For me, I don’t care that I watch Saints play Ross County 3/4 times. I think the games have to mean something and with an increased league size, you would get definitely get away from that. As the league sits at the moment, both teams have something to play for in every game and I think it encourages people to want to go. ((Possibly Livi being the exception to that)). Would I go to see Accies v Saints tomorrow, yes…relegation/survival v’s top 6 battle. Would I go it if we were 8th and 9th out of 14/16…..possibly not.
  18. I was all for finishing the games if we could do it before the end of June ish but I just pushing it out into August/September gets too complicated for teams and players There will be about 6 teams re-signing/signing players or letting players go without knowing what league they'll be playing in. That can't work.
  19. Why is there this urge to change the league structure?...did we not do this ages ago and decided 12 was the correct size for the top league.
  20. I would prefer to finish the season "properly" and leave the decision as late as possible but it's starting to feel like we should just decide on this season (current placings or average points, whatever) and be ready for starting next season as soon as we can. There's just too much confusion around players/contracts/sponsorship deals to be dragging the current season on til (say) September.
  21. What about clubs who've been on the front foot in terms of wage deferrals/cuts. Would you not say they've done the right thing in looking at ways to cut their cloth?
  22. That's true, but as MS pointed out up the thread a bit, theoretically the players can still "train" on their own without the club being involved, and work with a fitness trainer (who's also now been furloughed) on anything very specific.
  23. if I was being cynical, it sounds like a solution that solves a lot of problems. Hearts, Partick, Falkirk/Raith Rovers. I'm not saying it's the correct thing but it does take away a lot of hassle for those in charge.
  24. I'm not sure what this means? Maybe I just don't understand it enough....how do we lose a player?
  25. That is true, although we know the players are still “working” for the club....media stuff, q&a’s, phone calls etc.