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    Tells me Foster Gordon Shaugnessy Easton
  2. Edinburgh-Amsterdam-Vilnius Vilnius- Stockholm - Edinburgh COYS
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    Beat Connah's Quay 2-0 their twitter feed saying our first was a stunning free kick. Anyone any detail on scorers, team etc. particularly how we lined up at back?
  4. I have to jump to Alec Gordon's defence. Not becasue he was part of our League Cup Final team but becasue the two OGs were by George MIller. It was at Tannadice against Dundee.
  5. Sleepless I wrote this for Scotsman in days gone by. May be of value. http://www.scotsman.com/sport/football/latest/memories-of-drew-rutherford-run-deep-a-local-legend-and-a-saint-1-685357
  6. Call 01738 459090 tickets still available on that number
  7. My father the late great Jack Cosgrove who died as a young man in a car crash near Alyth. He was brought up at 28 Ainslie at the Ice-Rink end and took me to my first matches. After his death i was looked after by my uncle Billy Cosgrove who was also a Saints diehard and passed away recently. I traveled with him to Monaco. His ashes are buried by the centre-line opposite his seat in East Stand. My mate's dad George Mason who was a turnstile operator at Muirton came with us to Monaco and also recently passed away. They will be with us heart and soul. RIP You showed us the way.
  8. Yahooo tickets arrived. Like Broon I had asked to be as far back as possible in "a noisy" section but got further forward than I would have chosen. But I agree you can't cherry-pick. So got Section 142 Rows F and E for a group of 20. Just happy to have tickets in my hand. I'm in the section where Steve McLean will throw is jersey when he gets his second COYS :laugh:
  9. Phil. The club were helpful with me. I was buying 20 adults and 3 children's tickets. They took me at my word and no need to prove age. Not sure if that helps you
  10. Tend to be an optimist at all times but a wee bit of anxiety creeps in for games like this. Hearts could have scored four goals against Motherwell and eventually lost 1-0. I think the 'poor wee suffering Hearts' mantra was being played out at Jnauray window to try to relax what was a fair punishment. I'd take three points by any means necessary.
  11. The Record are reporting online: ST JOHNSTONE have signed former Scotland Under-21 striker Michael O'Halloran on an 18-month contract. The 22-year-old has secured his early release from Bolton after failing to make a first-team appearance for Wanderers. But O'Halloran has top-team experience from loan spells with Sheffield United, Carlisle and Tranmere. St Johnstone, who are without forward Steven MacLean because of a knee injury, say O'Halloran is likely to feature in their squad to face Ross County in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday. http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-transfer-news/st-johnstone-sign-striker-michael-2984138 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_O%27Halloran_%28footballer%29 What does this mean for Stevie May - if anything? How good is he? All reasonable views invited
  12. BBC report just up: St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright hails resolute draw By Colin Moffat BBC Scotland at Easter Road Manager Tommy Wright hailed a "magnificent point" after St Johnstone played out a 0-0 draw with 10 men at Easter Road. Patrick Cregg was sent off on 30 minutes but Hibernian could not break down the well-organised visitors. "I'm delighted with their character and attitude after going down to 10 men," said Wright. "I could never doubt the players' honesty and we kept going right to the end." The draw keeps sixth-placed St Johnstone four points ahead of Hibs with a game in hand. “To play for an hour away from home with only 10 men is always difficult but I thought we limited them to very few chances” Tommy Wright St Johnstone manager Saints soaked up a lot of second-half pressure without too much difficulty although it took a great injury-time save from Alan Mannus to keep out a flashing header from James Collins. "To play for an hour away from home with only 10 men is always difficult but I thought we limited them to very few chances," explained Wright. "What a save it was but Alan has only had one difficult save to make." Cregg's dismissal for a foul on Paul Cairney came after a drab opening and Wright thought the red card was fair. "My initial reaction was that we can have no complaints," he said. "Ten years ago, it probably isn't even a yellow," he said. "But that's where we are and he was slightly over the ball. I thought it was a red at the time. "I just felt there was a foul on Frazer Wright just before it and if the referee sees that then we get away with it." It is the second game in a row that a Saints player has been sent off immediately after coming off the bench following Rory Fallon's rush of blood against Aberdeen. "Rory's was just silly and he's been told that," continued Wright. "Paddy is there to win the ball and win tackles an he's just on. "He was a split second late. There was no malice in it." While Wright was delighted with his side's defensive application in the second half, he was less than pleased with the way the Perth side had started in the Edinburgh rain. "I wasn't happy with the first 30 minutes," he said. "I couldn't really see that coming. We were miles off it and second to everything. "It probably took the sending off to give us a bit of a gee up. "We had to change our shape to get back into the game and we'll need to look at that but it's maybe a day for concentrating on how well we did after that." http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/25481086
  13. In all my years as a diehard I have never seen two SJFC players in the top-scorers table of the top flight of Scottish football. Well done to Stevie, Nigel and the club Top Scorers 9 McKay (Inverness CT) 8 May (St Johnstone) 6 Boyd (Kilmarnock) 6 McGinn (Aberdeen) 5Hasselbaink (St Johnstone) Table published here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/scottish-premiership
  14. Sunday Mail match report via Record web site: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-match-reports/scottish-premiership-st-johnstone-v-2336408
  15. Woke up today with mild depression tinged with pride. We were the better team and after all the hacking and intimidation we lost in the lottery of penalties, and as the better team by some distance. Several chances and half-chances went amiss and we are out. Cruel night great club and so much to look forward too. I want to be in that number...
  16. Whilst I remain entirely committed to a smoke-free and carbon neutral Scotland I think the pyro fad is just that a fad. Last week alone there was a lot of online evidence of pyro at Forfar v Rangers (one flare thrown on pitch leading to delay in game), Hibs v Motherwell and Hearts fans at the Tulloch. I hope that creating an atmosphere stays on the right line of acceptable but I also thing that levels of self-righteousness on this forum can be stomach churning. Don't want the club fined or censured but don't want us to abandon the passion people have for Saints either, keep firmly in your mind that the Hamburg game was much more lawless than the Rosenberg game. Its was just more common for support to be rowdy then. So proud of Saints I never thought we would ever see these heights again. COYS
  17. I agree thought Gary had a really encouraging game and gives us an option even when Frazer is back. A few of his forwarded passes were over hit but that's nit-picking since his first role was to be solid in defence. Great stuff.
  18. From this evening web-version of daily Record: "ST JOHNSTONE defender Dave Mackay insists the Perth men have worked too hard to throw away their Europa League chances after one round. "Saints host Norwegian league leaders Rosenborg at McDiarmid tomorrow night hoping to protect their cherished 1-0 lead from the second qualifying round first leg. "Frazer Wright bagged that crucial away goal in Trondheim but his namesake Tommy - the Saints boss - still insists the visitors will touch down in Scotland as favourites to progress to a meeting with either Valletta of Malta or Belarusians FC Minsk. But Mackay is taking a bullish approach to the meeting with Per Joar Hansen's former Champions League quarter-finalists and claims the effort exerted in clinching a European slot with their third-place Scottish Premier League finish last term means St Johnstone will be desperate to finish the job. He said: "I played a couple of rounds in Europe during my time at Dundee. We played an Albanian team and then Perugia from Italy, so I've experienced this before. It's not something that comes along too often though. "We spoke in the changing room before the first game about the fact that we had worked so hard last year to earn the right to be here. "We don't want it to be over after two games. We want to win a few and make it worthwhile." In order to march on in the competition, Saints will have to protect an unbeaten European home record that stretches back six games over 42 years. But Mackay says the more recent events of their win in Norway should give them belief too. "We have got to take a lot of confidence from last week, we played very well," he said. "For the first hour we were excellent - it's probably the best we played since I have been here possession wise and creating chances. "We know we can create chances against them so hopefully we can take a couple of them tomorrow. "It's all about belief. Last week we didn't know too much about them. We had watched videos of them, but they can be misleading. So we didn't know what they would be like. "But after seeing them we now fancy our chances. "The manager told us even before the first leg that we were good enough to go through. He had watched them a couple of times and set they are beatable. It's proved to be that way." While Rosenborg are half way through their domestic league season - leading the Tippeligaen table from Stromsgodset by two points after 16 games - St Johnstone are still a week away from kicking off the new Scottish Premiership with a home meeting against Hearts on August 3. "But Mackay is counting on a winning result against the Norwegians having a positive knock-on effect to their league form. He said: "I hope we can win and then take that into the league. We have been notoriously slow starters since I have been here. "Since we came into the SPL, I don't think we have won a game in August. "Hopefully if we can go through this tie, it will give us a boost and allow us to get off to a flyer against Hearts."
  19. Excellent profile of Paddy. Great wee player and its a big plus for fans to be able to see the inner-workings of the club. Top class.
  20. Great trip and the vast majority of Norwegians were extremely welcoming and kind. Bar Bari was great - excellent staff. Stewarding of SJFC fans was better than anywhere in Scotland.
  21. Immense trip just back with real pride in SJFC - great night for the club. The only one note of concern was wee Nigel torturing their right back is that legal?
  22. Mais Oui. Crazy Pretentious Saints.
  23. Oh come on Andy - only the greatest gospel song of all time 'When The Saints Go Marching In'.
  24. Full time: Morton 0-1 St Johnstone McKay free kick the difference between the teams. Good run out tho with Morton being impressive at times. Greenock Morton ‏@Morton_FC 1h Goal for St Johnstone. David McKay free kick from 20 yards into the top corner. 0-1 Greenock Morton ‏@Morton_FC 1h Cham flicks the ball through to Archie Campbell who only had the keeper to beat. Great save.