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    soulfulsaint got a reaction from Dave Ferg in Monaco remembered   
    Being with my Uncle Billy and Mike
    Mason's dad George. They had been
    lifetime Saintees and were buckled.
    Time had gone full circle, they had
    taken us to our first Saints game
    now we were carrying them. Will
    cherish Vassa and Monaco til
    the day I die
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    soulfulsaint got a reaction from blueheaven in European travel   
    Edinburgh-Amsterdam-Vilnius
    Vilnius- Stockholm - Edinburgh
    COYS
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    soulfulsaint got a reaction from Havana Saint in Friendlies   
    Tells me Foster Gordon Shaugnessy Easton
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    soulfulsaint got a reaction from 541ntees in Friendlies   
    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?
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    soulfulsaint got a reaction from HOODLUM65 in Friendlies   
    Tells me Foster Gordon Shaugnessy Easton
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    soulfulsaint reacted to Radford 72 in Friendlies   
    Looked like the starting defence was Comrie, Gordon, Gilchrist and Easton. Not sure what that tells you about Thursday...
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    soulfulsaint got a reaction from Gordon Drummonds Perm in Select One Player From...   
    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.
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    soulfulsaint got a reaction from Dave Ferg in March 31st 1990   
    On a serious note. This was a significant transitional moment for Saints. Up until that day, Airdrie were seen as a bigger club than us but that thought is now ancient history. By then we had seen off several clubs that were often thought to be bigger than us: Clyde, Morton, Dunfermline, Raith, Ayr etc. Many younger members take being above these teams for granted now. The last twenty have been a remarkable and unprecedented era for the club. Love it.
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    soulfulsaint reacted to andrew in Fc Luzern Away   
    What Ghostie said about the trip, but add the fact that it allowed some of us to spend time together and get to know each other a bit, and begin to build further friendships.
    Spent yesterday with soulful, noose, Darlene, Ruben and Chick. All very good folk and a pleasure to be in their company.
    Drove up in hire car from Stansted, adding Daniel and Connor to the journey, who otherwise would have spent the night in the airport and not have left London on the megabus until about noon or so today.
    Peter and Gordon from the boat trip round the lake.
    Did enjoy the young lads' show on Thursday afternoon by Pickwick's!
    Lucerne was beautiful, and all the more enjoyable for us all being there following our team.
    Yet more memories to cherish for years thanks to St Johnstone and all connected with the club, including our supporters. Priceless. Can't be bought!
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    soulfulsaint got a reaction from Coltrane in Drew Rutherford- A legend passes!!!   
    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
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    soulfulsaint got a reaction from jazzsaint in Drew Rutherford- A legend passes!!!   
    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
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    soulfulsaint got a reaction from Saintdunc in Drew Rutherford- A legend passes!!!   
    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
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    soulfulsaint got a reaction from MySpazz in Club Badge   
    Thius will be pretentious and really wanky but here goes. As Shaggy says our current badge is based on St Johns' lamb of God - or as its refered to in ecclesiastical art - Agnus Dei. Those of you who have read the Da Vinci Code will remember the secret society Opus Dei (Body of God).
    If you go down to the St Johns' Kirk or to St Johns' RC Cuurch the Lamb of God/Saints logo is visible usually at the crossing point of the crucifix. You can find the image in every major Catholic, Aglican church.

    It gives me great moral comfort that I can sit in any bar in the world and look at a label of Dewars whisky and see the name Perth, then wak up bleary eyed in the morning head for the local cathdral and pray an the seat of the Saints badge. Any other saddos out there. Read this and pray at the feet of Saintees Legends. We are not worthy.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnus_Dei


    Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.
    Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.
    Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, three points please.
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    soulfulsaint reacted to Havana Saint in Perth And Kinross Council   
    The role of our local council has been instrumental in ensuring a very collective spirit last week and indeed over the weekend - the banners and flags looked great across the city and the posters sent to all schools was a great initiative, culminating in the greatest day in our history.
     
    Their role has been fantastic in working in partnership with the club.
     
    Great to see fans from all over Perthshire from Kinloch Rannoch to Kinross.
     
    We are Perth - well done PKC in supporting OUR GREAT CLUB.
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    soulfulsaint got a reaction from BraveSaintsRock in Who Will You Be Standing There For?   
    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.
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    soulfulsaint got a reaction from fazman1977 in Who Will You Be Standing There For?   
    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.
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    soulfulsaint got a reaction from Dave Ferg in Who Will You Be Standing There For?   
    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.
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    soulfulsaint reacted to montrosesaintee in Saints Tv: Pre Match V Inverness - Tommy Wright   
    Great interviews as ever Ross. Ahead of the biggest week in our history, seems as good a time as any to note my thanks to you for your videos this season. I'm sure I speak for the majority when I say the regular interviews and features have been a brilliant insight into the club for us fans.

    Cheers, and I look forward to loads of videos this week
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    soulfulsaint reacted to Smarmy Arab in Cup Final Prices And Availability   
    Got sorted yesterday Andrew.  I think this is a perfect example of 'institutional discrimination', no individual may mean to be discriminatory but the outcome for disabled people is exactly that, utter disgrace IMO. 
     
    Can I also thank you publically for your assistance with this, your advice was right on the ball and we have now arranged the day for Dennis, you have made a true Saintee very happy indeed, he is thrilled to bits and has received a real boost from the knowledge that he can be at the big day!  You sir are a gentleman, cap doffed!
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    soulfulsaint got a reaction from Lincolnshire no More in Who Will You Be Standing There For?   
    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.
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    soulfulsaint got a reaction from Wendy Saints in Who Will You Be Standing There For?   
    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.
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    soulfulsaint got a reaction from soupy76 in Who Will You Be Standing There For?   
    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.
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    soulfulsaint got a reaction from Born2Bru in Saints V Hearts 18/1/14 Ko 3Pm   
    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.
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    soulfulsaint got a reaction from Jiangsu Sainty in Saints V Hearts 18/1/14 Ko 3Pm   
    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.
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    soulfulsaint got a reaction from HOODLUM65 in Hibs Vs Saints - 21/12/2013   
    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