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Everything posted by Aitchy

  1. Went for Zander, another good performance from him. Surprised to see some criticism of Tanser on the match thread. I actually felt he was our best outfield player on Saturday. He had a tough shift up against Morrison, but in the main he handled him pretty well, considering he had absolutely no help from Kennedy.
  2. On the subject of Martin Buglione, he has just been named in the England Veterans squad! Another player who has had to leave Saints to get international recognition!
  3. Aitchy

    Berwick away

    Saints strolled the first half. Watt and Davie Mac looked like a decent partnership. Ali McCann has lots of potential. Drey Wright didn’t look overly promising, but early days. Kerr and Gordon look a strong defensive partnership. Second half been relatively quiet. Saints defence and keeper not been tested.
  4. Thanks. Seems bizarre that they would hold the event in such a small venue. I'm sure they could have used a much bigger venue and allowed the wider support an opportunity to purchase tickets for an event which I'm sure would appeal to many.
  5. So, was it advertised to the wider support, or, was it a case that Roddy and Steve Browns associates got first refusal? Just seems strange that a testimonial year is announced, but we are told that the first event is sold out.
  6. Seems strange it wasn't advertised. Must just be an event for those ITK.
  7. Well deserved testimonial. Was the Off the Ball event advertised?
  8. Keith Watson and Michael Coulson have been told they are free to find new clubs.
  9. Give the SLO her due, she has acted on many fans concerns already this season and made a difference. The issues with stewards have been going on for years at McDiarmid, time for Steve Broon to stand up to them. They are driving paying customers away.
  10. I thought Danny was looking for a contract that made him the highest paid player in the clubs history?
  11. In regards to attendances, I really hope the club can build on the recent success of the Hamilton game. The whole #PaintItBlue campaign really showed that with a little bit of effort and some real marketing, then people will attend. A few people have said to me that if they were to do similar for every home fixture, then the appeal would wear off, however I dont buy that. I know the club regularly hand out tickets to different schools, however like they did for Hamilton game they should be making the effort to hand tickets out to pupils in every school in Perthshire. Once they kids have the ticket in their hands, then its much harder for the parents to not take them. The idea regarding kids eating free at Frankie and Bennys was also inspired and there is no reason why this cannot be continued. Surely local restaurant owners would be desperate to get such good publicity and see an increase in their footfall. Season ticket holders also need to feel more valued. The club could run a weekly raffle where all season ticket holders are entered into a prize draw and the winners get things such as a meal at the club, free tickets to an away game or some club merchandise It wouldn't cost the club much money, but would make fans feel valued. The club do lots of good work in the community, but there is still so many things the could be doing to improve our attendances and make coming to support Saints more appealing.
  12. The draw for the 4th round of the Scottish Cup gets made tonight. Who would you like to see us get? Would personally like to see us get Formartine or Annan.
  13. Are you drunk? Jim Duffy seems to be the West Coast medias golden boy at the moment off the back of a few decent results with Morton. He got chased out of Hibs, got Dundee relegated, failed to get Brechin and Clyde promoted and until recently some Morton fans were suggesting he should get punted. So, thanks, but no thanks. Callum Davidson will be the next manager of St Johnstone, but let's hope Tommy hangs around for a few more years to come.
  14. Why dont you do what you usually do and just make it up?
  15. Brad McKay situation meant to be pretty straight forward. McKay went to Tommy Wright and looked for assurances that he would be in line for regular first team football, which Tommy could not guarantee. Dundee United then expressed an interest in McKay and McKay stated his desire to move. Not sure if any fee involved, but McKay should be announced as a Dundee United player this week. It will free up a wage which will hopefully allow us to bring another striker in and we are well enough covered with Ally Gilchrist on his way back from injury, whom Tommy Wright rates highly.
  16. They put 5 past a bang average Motherwell team and some Israeli mob and all of a sudden they are world beaters. Im not buying that. The Celtic players won't enjoy playing against us one bit on Saturday. Cmon you Saints.
  17. Never thought I would see the day! Hopefully it has an online ticketing function on it.
  18. I believe that for the majority of home league games there is very little custom from people paying at the gate. The majority of our home support has a season ticket, therefore the club feel that losing out on 100 home supporters paying at the gate (only making the club £2,700) is offset by the fact there will be 5,000 Celtic supporters paying £27 a head, earning the club £135,000. Capisce?
  19. I think I am correct in saying that Saints make very little from pay at the gate fans anyway, so I can understand to an extent why they are charging £27 to get into this game. The vast majority of our support will not be effected as most of our home support are season ticket holders. Celtic are likely to bring 4/5000 which would see us bring in over well over 100k, which is not to be sniffed at. I realise that not everyone can commit to a season ticket for various reason and they are getting shafted by having to pay £27, but I think you have to put some trust in our board who have served us so well financially over the years. I'm sure it's not a decision they have taken lightly. What I would like to see though is the club introduce some sort of loyalty scheme for people who can't commit to a season ticket. Something along the lines of for every 4 games you pay into, you get the 5th free. No doubt someone will come along a say "Aye, but that means the season ticket holders are losing out", but there must be someway of coming up with a deal which would be beneficial to Saints and the supporters who can only attend games now and again.
  20. Football fans aren't half two faced. The same people who disgracefully booed Danny Swanson on his debut for Saints at Queen of the South are now the ones shouting about how good he is. I know Swanson was affected by that reaction from some of the Saints support. It really was embarrassing.
  21. The 150k we got from playing Man City during the week will help matters.
  22. It's about time we had a Ghostie "throwing his toys out of the pram" thread on here again. Its been missed. As an aside, is Ross not capable of posting on here himself?
  23. Apparently we are working on a loan deal for Nadir Ciftci. Reckon he would be a great addition to our squad. Would give us a real different option to what we have up top at the moment.
  24. Something definitely happened. I remember watching him only a few years ago in an U20's game against Dundee United at Gayfield and he was absolutely outstanding. Ryan Gauld played that night as well and if you had told me Gauld would end up signing for Sporting Lisbon whilst Caddis would end up joining a team in the Ayrshire Juniors, I would never have believed it. It wasn't just that game either, for a while in the U20s he was head and shoulders above anyone else he played with or against.
  25. Hopefully Bev will help the club reconnect with the whole fan base again and not just a select few as has been the case in recent years. All the best.