John Bonham

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    John Bonham reacted to Nick in Season tickets   
    Bought my first season ticket in years yesterday, along with 2 for the kids and one for my neighbour who has only started taking an interest in Saints in the last 12 months!
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    John Bonham reacted to Radford 72 in Player contracts and transfers   
    I'm really keen to see us get Scougall. He's obviously still keen to make something of himself in England but he also talks about his need to play and you can't help but feel Saints would be a great fit with him. He's not going to be going in somewhere with a manager having to work out a role for him, there is one waiting for him at McDiarmid with Swanson's departure. These guys that TW builds things around get their big moves. If his motivation really is to play and get back on track, I'm not sure there will be many better options than Saints.
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    John Bonham reacted to Ginger Bakers rebel army in New Kit launched   
    Great , fancy the home one for my hols in Vegas in July, however like the away one as well, mmmm decisions decisions oh well decided, will have one of each.
     
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    John Bonham reacted to rik2304 in MOTM Saints 1 - Partick Thistle 0 - 13/05/17   
    Pates was outstanding today. Passing/passion/possession all top quality.
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    John Bonham reacted to Radford 72 in Aberdeen vs Saint Johnstone Sat. 29th April   
    There have been games between the sides over recent seasons that have been panned but unfairly in my eyes. Yesterday really was brutal for long spells though and that was from both teams. A period in the second half was particularly poor and I did think the game had 0-0 written all over it before, who would have guessed, Craig Thomson made a bit of a difference for Saints.
    My first instinct was back-pass from Jack in the lead-up to the opener and I'm surprised there is much debate from Dons fans over it. He gets between Thomson and the ball and touches it back to Joe Lewis. I'm a big fan of the Aberdeen goalkeeper but his own positioning looked suspect and obviously the wall was a shambles as I said I couldn't see Swanson scoring from there. I'd barely finished the sentence when the net rustled.
    The second was a classic counter-attack, Paton shows more desire to win the cleared ball, getting absolutely wiped out in the process, then Swanson picks the right pass to Thomson, who is bursting a gut to get there, takes a good touch and finishes really well. Not sure we managed anything else on target but then Alan Mannus was hardly leaping around his goal either. Kenny McLean had one glorious chance he put wide and came close with a header but most of the other stuff was from long range and sailed high, wide or both in the case of Ash Taylor.
    The extra satisfaction from the victory is knowing how upset some Aberdeen supporters will be because Saints had the temerity to execute a game plan that Tommy Wright best felt would secure a return. A fortnight ago, Aberdeen looked very good for 30 minutes in Perth but Saints didn't get close to them and didn't make tackles. Unfortunately for those Dons supporters, Saints' role isn't to entertain them and the approach was much better yesterday. Aberdeen weren't quite as unstructured as in the game before Xmas but when I saw the starting team was packed with an excessive (IMO) number of attacking players, I did feel the game might follow a similar pattern. I can't grasp the logic either of playing so many players out of their most natural position.
    Yesterday is why Saints are successful, Tommy Wright takes every game on its merits. He never babbles on about philosophy or playing football the right way. Actually, he does mention the latter but the right way in his eyes is doing what is required to win matches. He doesn't get it right every time but he's never afraid to change it and I imagine he takes as much satisfaction as our fans from the reaction of opposition supporters to performances like yesterday. His record in post-split games is staggering. Only 2 defeats in 16 games against the best opposition in the league and one of those was when he rested players the week before the Scottish Cup final.
    If we can come out of next weekend with the same advantage over Hearts and Thistle (I'm still very much of the mind that I want Rangers to beat the Jags) then Europe will be tantalisingly close again.
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    John Bonham got a reaction from Norsaint in Accies away!   
    No fostering of good spirit today and could be danny's swansong
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    John Bonham got a reaction from Ginger Bakers rebel army in Accies away!   
    No fostering of good spirit today and could be danny's swansong
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    John Bonham reacted to rik2304 in The Motherwell away thread.   
    Just a shame that a midfield of Paton and Craig offers nothing.
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    John Bonham got a reaction from David123 in Saints v Dundee - 11/03/17   
    Minter.
     
    along with your post on p&b about Paton and Craig not being able to play together.
    minter.
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    John Bonham reacted to Ginger Bakers rebel army in Saints v Dundee - 11/03/17   
    Who are you Who are you Who are you
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    John Bonham got a reaction from The ghost of Jim Morton in Saints v Dundee - 11/03/17   
    Minter.
     
    along with your post on p&b about Paton and Craig not being able to play together.
    minter.
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    John Bonham got a reaction from Tranmere Saintee in Saints v Dundee - 11/03/17   
    Minter.
     
    along with your post on p&b about Paton and Craig not being able to play together.
    minter.
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    John Bonham reacted to RandomGuy in MOTM Saints 2 - Dundee 0 - 11/03/17   
    Paton for me, dominated the midfield. Whole team was tremendous though, apart from Scobbies couple of mistakes in the second half
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    John Bonham reacted to Indicator in The The Rangers (AKA Sevco) v Saints. 1/3/17   
    Thanks for the response, points taken.
    That'll be why they recently extended his contract until 2020, (always supposing the club lasts that long) they rely on friendly loans in order to meet each monthly wage bill. (allegedly)
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    John Bonham got a reaction from AthensSaint in The The Rangers (AKA Sevco) v Saints. 1/3/17   
    Team with small budget losing last minute winner to team with much bigger budget shocker......
    sheesh! 
     
     
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    John Bonham got a reaction from Tranmere Saintee in The The Rangers (AKA Sevco) v Saints. 1/3/17   
    Team with small budget losing last minute winner to team with much bigger budget shocker......
    sheesh! 
     
     
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    John Bonham reacted to montrosesaintee in Player contracts and transfers   
    I'm not really getting the Paton hate either now. One of a about 4 decent performances in yellow last night. 
    I'm not one for overreaction, but some reliable pros, like Ando, were dire and have been more than once this season. That worries me more than a pathological dislike of Paton.
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    John Bonham got a reaction from Stumpy1966 in St Johnstone v Killmarnock 25/02/2017 Saints Day   
    Do you not think we were bullied in midfield yesterday? I agree Paton is immobile however I would argue that yesterday there was pleny of mobility around him in the midfield and we were crying out for a bit of dig in there and, dare I say, someone to stick a boot in. 
     
    Of course Paton is a downgrade on Muzz, however you have to use the resources you have available to you, and in the absence of the budget for a world beating midfielder, and an injured Muzz, Paton would have at least brought some grit and fight to the midfield which was otherwise complete powderpuff.
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    John Bonham reacted to Broon in Player contracts and transfers   
    Tam Scobbie is exactly the type of player every club needs. Need a left back? He'll play. Need a centre half? He'll play. Need a midfielder? He'll play. Need a goalie? Tam will do it. Need a player to get totally wasted after a great Euro performance and spend a night with the fans celebrating?  He'll do it. Important penalty in a Euro game? Tam will take it. 
    Honestly, he may have his limitations but you can't fault the guy. If you asked him clean the bloody toilets for Saints I'm sure he'd do it. 
    I also think it's easy to remember his mistakes but who remembers all of his last ditch, goal saving tackles? He puts it on the line every time he plays. St Johnstone are where we are now because of the Tam Scobbie's,  not because of fancy, flashy footballers.
     
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    John Bonham reacted to Kyle in Player contracts and transfers   
    It seems Muzz is about to sign a new long term deal at the club.
     
    http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/st-johnstone-fc-murray-davidson-7894845#xs3R8pJ7Ohb0J6dT.97http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/st-johnstone-fc-murray-davidson-7894845#xs3R8pJ7Ohb0J6dT.97
    This would make me exceedingly happy.
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    John Bonham reacted to croc in Aberdeen V Saints, 24/5/15   
    Wishful Thinking Eh.! Have Fun.!
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    John Bonham reacted to Saintdunc in Stevie May   
    Great post Centre Half apart from not actually indicating which Norfolk Arms you will be in. There must be at least 8 in Sheffield if not more!!!
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    John Bonham reacted to THE LARK SAINT in Welcome Adam Morgan   
    Rabbit in the headlights!
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    John Bonham reacted to jhq in Saints V Livingston 30/11/13 - Cup   
    Enjoyed the bairns half-time shooty in today though.  Willie Coburn's grandsons and the wee laddie with all the actions when he missed - good laugh.
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    John Bonham got a reaction from Rodgers in Gary Miller   
    I suspect this may more likely be car sharing to training rather than leaving the club. Could be wrong though.......