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    blueheaven got a reaction from McCarry One Nil in Sevco v Saints, Wednesday night   
    Not sure why all the Parish criticism is necessary TBH. I didn't think he did much wrong and made a couple of good saves. He was never going to get to the first goal, and the defence let him down a bit for both the second and third goals.
    Not a good result but I felt there were quite a few positives to take from the game. Our passing looks fast and crisp - it looks to me like Davidson has had us working a lot on our one-touch passing. Hendry looks stronger than last season and had another stand-out performance - once he starts knocking goals in I think we're going to find it very hard to hold onto him. McNamara I thought looked very comfortable when he moved into midfield, and Rooney looked good when he came on. Another very influential performance from Spoony too - he played a few really clever through-balls for the front players to run on to.
    Conway I felt struggled with the pace of the game and I'm not sure this was the right one to start him in, but appreciate we didn't have a lot of options.
    Not sure what's wrong with May but if he's fit for Saturday I'd like to see him start alongside Hendry, in front of a midfield three of Spoony, Craig and McCann.
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    blueheaven got a reaction from mainstand in Sevco v Saints, Wednesday night   
    Not sure why all the Parish criticism is necessary TBH. I didn't think he did much wrong and made a couple of good saves. He was never going to get to the first goal, and the defence let him down a bit for both the second and third goals.
    Not a good result but I felt there were quite a few positives to take from the game. Our passing looks fast and crisp - it looks to me like Davidson has had us working a lot on our one-touch passing. Hendry looks stronger than last season and had another stand-out performance - once he starts knocking goals in I think we're going to find it very hard to hold onto him. McNamara I thought looked very comfortable when he moved into midfield, and Rooney looked good when he came on. Another very influential performance from Spoony too - he played a few really clever through-balls for the front players to run on to.
    Conway I felt struggled with the pace of the game and I'm not sure this was the right one to start him in, but appreciate we didn't have a lot of options.
    Not sure what's wrong with May but if he's fit for Saturday I'd like to see him start alongside Hendry, in front of a midfield three of Spoony, Craig and McCann.
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    blueheaven got a reaction from Wendy Saints in St Johnstone v Aberdeen 08/08/20   
    Rather than a point deduction, I'd award full points to the inconvenienced clubs. Otherwise you still have the problem of creating a massive fixture backlog. Saints shouldn't have to play Aberdeen on a rescheduled date: we should just have the three points. If Aberdeen's game against Celtic has to be called off, it should be recorded on the league table as a defeat for both of them.
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    blueheaven got a reaction from south inch in St Johnstone v Aberdeen 08/08/20   
    I don't understand why the SPFL didn't lay out, before the season had even started, what would happen in the event of a match having to be postponed due to players breaking the guidelines. Then everyone would have immediately known, with no complaints, whether or not the players get a fine, or the club gets a fine, or Saints get the points, or the match has to be re-scheduled, etc etc. Because they didn't do that it feels like they're just making things up as they go along, and as a result we're being treated inconsistently which is massively unfair.
    I can reluctantly accept that Saturday's match had to be re-arranged for a later date instead of forfeited, but what I can't accept is that there's any justification in treating it differently from Aberdeen's matches against Hamilton and Celtic. Either all of them should have been postponed, or none of them should be.
    Saints should really be making a fuss about what's happened here as it's totally unacceptable.
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    blueheaven got a reaction from Oldmuirton in St Johnstone v Aberdeen 08/08/20   
    I don't understand why the SPFL didn't lay out, before the season had even started, what would happen in the event of a match having to be postponed due to players breaking the guidelines. Then everyone would have immediately known, with no complaints, whether or not the players get a fine, or the club gets a fine, or Saints get the points, or the match has to be re-scheduled, etc etc. Because they didn't do that it feels like they're just making things up as they go along, and as a result we're being treated inconsistently which is massively unfair.
    I can reluctantly accept that Saturday's match had to be re-arranged for a later date instead of forfeited, but what I can't accept is that there's any justification in treating it differently from Aberdeen's matches against Hamilton and Celtic. Either all of them should have been postponed, or none of them should be.
    Saints should really be making a fuss about what's happened here as it's totally unacceptable.
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    blueheaven got a reaction from Wendy Saints in St Johnstone v Aberdeen 08/08/20   
    I don't understand why the SPFL didn't lay out, before the season had even started, what would happen in the event of a match having to be postponed due to players breaking the guidelines. Then everyone would have immediately known, with no complaints, whether or not the players get a fine, or the club gets a fine, or Saints get the points, or the match has to be re-scheduled, etc etc. Because they didn't do that it feels like they're just making things up as they go along, and as a result we're being treated inconsistently which is massively unfair.
    I can reluctantly accept that Saturday's match had to be re-arranged for a later date instead of forfeited, but what I can't accept is that there's any justification in treating it differently from Aberdeen's matches against Hamilton and Celtic. Either all of them should have been postponed, or none of them should be.
    Saints should really be making a fuss about what's happened here as it's totally unacceptable.
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    blueheaven got a reaction from Wendy Saints in St Johnstone v Aberdeen 08/08/20   
    Aside from the football impact on Saints, it would be interesting to know how much this has cost the club financially. And Sky will be out of pocket too. I don't think it would be unreasonable for both to expect compensation from Aberdeen.
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    blueheaven got a reaction from Cagey in St Johnstone v Aberdeen 08/08/20   
    I don't understand why the SPFL didn't lay out, before the season had even started, what would happen in the event of a match having to be postponed due to players breaking the guidelines. Then everyone would have immediately known, with no complaints, whether or not the players get a fine, or the club gets a fine, or Saints get the points, or the match has to be re-scheduled, etc etc. Because they didn't do that it feels like they're just making things up as they go along, and as a result we're being treated inconsistently which is massively unfair.
    I can reluctantly accept that Saturday's match had to be re-arranged for a later date instead of forfeited, but what I can't accept is that there's any justification in treating it differently from Aberdeen's matches against Hamilton and Celtic. Either all of them should have been postponed, or none of them should be.
    Saints should really be making a fuss about what's happened here as it's totally unacceptable.
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    blueheaven got a reaction from Kilgour in St Johnstone v Aberdeen 08/08/20   
    I don't understand why the SPFL didn't lay out, before the season had even started, what would happen in the event of a match having to be postponed due to players breaking the guidelines. Then everyone would have immediately known, with no complaints, whether or not the players get a fine, or the club gets a fine, or Saints get the points, or the match has to be re-scheduled, etc etc. Because they didn't do that it feels like they're just making things up as they go along, and as a result we're being treated inconsistently which is massively unfair.
    I can reluctantly accept that Saturday's match had to be re-arranged for a later date instead of forfeited, but what I can't accept is that there's any justification in treating it differently from Aberdeen's matches against Hamilton and Celtic. Either all of them should have been postponed, or none of them should be.
    Saints should really be making a fuss about what's happened here as it's totally unacceptable.
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    blueheaven got a reaction from Cagerf in St Johnstone v Aberdeen 08/08/20   
    If it does turn out that the match has to be postponed as a direct result of their staff breaking protocols, then there definitely should be some sort of sanctions imposed on them. LASK were deducted 6 points in the Austrian league for breaking rules regarding training during lockdown. I've also seen some suggest that the players involved should be given a ban of some sort. Giving the 3 points to Saints definitely seems like the best course of action to me though. 
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    blueheaven got a reaction from Hospital Radio Perth in St Johnstone v Aberdeen 08/08/20   
    Loving the cover design.
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    blueheaven reacted to RandomGuy in Player contracts and transfers   
    Update on injuries.
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    blueheaven got a reaction from south inch in Utd v Saints   
    Just catching up with the comments on here and bit surprised by how negatively some people viewed it. I thought that was a really promising performance, given it was the manager's first game and the team's first proper game in a new system. I thought our players looked very, very sharp and fit - much fitter than the United team - and our passing became more and more crisp and confident as the match went on. Take out the soft penalty, and MOH losing the head, and I think we may have won that quite comfortably. Only disappointment for me was in the closing stages when we seemed to camp back in our own half and let United come at us - I guess perhaps our players were shattered by then.
    I remain unconvinced by the new formation but the players certainly seemed up for making it work. I do think that if the plan is to play our left wing-back so far up the park it would make sense for it to be Tanser rather than Booth. Also not keen on Wotherspoon playing so far up the park, although that said he had a terrific game. I think this is going to be a big season for Spoony.
    I was also pretty pleased with the stream itself, as I was expecting one camera following the whole match from the Main Stand, but it turned out to be the BBC feed which meant we got different angles, close-ups, replays etc. Obviously they were having some teething problems with the commentary, but hey, it was Day 1. I'm just glad we got to hear that Sean Dillon apparently doesn't understand the back-pass rule, after 20 years of playing professional football as a defender.
     
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    blueheaven got a reaction from David123 in Utd v Saints   
    Just catching up with the comments on here and bit surprised by how negatively some people viewed it. I thought that was a really promising performance, given it was the manager's first game and the team's first proper game in a new system. I thought our players looked very, very sharp and fit - much fitter than the United team - and our passing became more and more crisp and confident as the match went on. Take out the soft penalty, and MOH losing the head, and I think we may have won that quite comfortably. Only disappointment for me was in the closing stages when we seemed to camp back in our own half and let United come at us - I guess perhaps our players were shattered by then.
    I remain unconvinced by the new formation but the players certainly seemed up for making it work. I do think that if the plan is to play our left wing-back so far up the park it would make sense for it to be Tanser rather than Booth. Also not keen on Wotherspoon playing so far up the park, although that said he had a terrific game. I think this is going to be a big season for Spoony.
    I was also pretty pleased with the stream itself, as I was expecting one camera following the whole match from the Main Stand, but it turned out to be the BBC feed which meant we got different angles, close-ups, replays etc. Obviously they were having some teething problems with the commentary, but hey, it was Day 1. I'm just glad we got to hear that Sean Dillon apparently doesn't understand the back-pass rule, after 20 years of playing professional football as a defender.
     
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    blueheaven got a reaction from RandomGuy in PPV COSTS   
    Yeah.
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    blueheaven reacted to jhq in Saints Summer 2020 Transfers & Contracts   
    They also quadruple their wages then usually end up at an English club where they will still earn more than they did at their previous Scottish club. 
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    blueheaven reacted to SaintJet in Gary McGinnis   
    He was decent player for us and Captain during the Totten era.
    Very intelligent player and liked a pass; was probably not the toughest midfielder in the world and because he played alongside the like of "Tucker" Tommy Turner, who was as tough as Teak he was often derided. 
    HIs finest hour was captaining us to a brilliant 3-2 home win over Celtic at Christmas time back in the day; he was outstanding that day.
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    blueheaven reacted to RandomGuy in Utd v Saints   
    Aye.
    You aim to overload a flank then deliver a cross in for the striker to attack. One CM sits deep, and one gets involved in the attack.
    Youd have one of McCart and Kerr pushing up, dependent on where the ball is, with the other staying back with Gordon and Craig.
    Hendry would stay static in the box awaiting a cross, with May given a bit more freedom to move but generally expected to be in the box for any loose balls after the cross.
    In theory, and its all just my take on what Millwall have done, your attacking "formation" when on the ball would look like this...

    Gordon and Craig designated as "defensive" players. Craigs role is to take the ball off Gordon and move it, or deliver balls from deep.
    McCann gets a box to box role.
    Kerr and McCart are expected to help out the wide players.
    One of Rooney or MOH is expected to cut in from a flank, with the other to get down the outside, Kerr will be allowed to join them if the situation allows it. On the left Tanser will be told to get down the wing, May to stay central in the box, and one of McCart or McCann will be expected to support Tanser. 
    As I say, that's just what I've seen from Sheffield United and Millwall in highlights, and the players there are the ones who fit the roles they use best. Could be different and I've just wasted everyone's time.
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    blueheaven reacted to RandomGuy in Utd v Saints   
    Yeah I'm really interested to see exactly how it all works out. 
    New manager, new system, new season. Combine that with the lack of games for 6 months and there's a real freshness about the club this season.
    Quite enjoying not having a clue how it'll go.
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    blueheaven reacted to R.B.B:- Adz in Utd v Saints   
    See Paul Sheerin. Joined Never blessed with pace anyway but he played with us until her was 35/36 and still remains one of the best passers/crossers of a ball I have ever seen in royal blue.
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    blueheaven got a reaction from Linky in PPV COSTS   
    They've just not posted the info up yet. As we speak they're probably desperately scrabbling around trying to get it working. Have patience. 
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    blueheaven got a reaction from Stumpy1966 in Utd v Saints   
    I'm a bit worried about the 5-2-3 formation (which basically seems the same as 3-4-3) that we're supposedly going for. If we're going to have a back three with wing-backs, I'd much rather see a solid midfield three in front of the defence. Bit worried we could end up getting over-run in the middle of the park. I also think a front two of May and Hendry makes sense for us, rather than a front three.
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    blueheaven reacted to Templar Saint in Season Tickets   
    Posted on twitter by Bev  SLO:
    This is correct. For the avoidance of doubt, the live stream links for both ST holders and for PPV are not yet live. 10:10 PM · Jul 29, 2020·Twitter for iPhone  
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    blueheaven got a reaction from SaintJet in Utd v Saints   
    I think you just have to keep an eye on the Dundee United website - the info will appear there once they're ready to start selling it.
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    blueheaven got a reaction from Abernethy Saint in Return of fans during Covid-19 pandemic   
    I know things can change quickly but as things stand I wouldn't have thought we're *that* far from a small number of fans being allowed in to matches. I know it's different down here in England but they've just allowed 1,000 to attend a cricket match at the Oval, and from this Friday cinemas are going to be re-opening (I'd have thought a cinema is a much bigger risk than a football stadium). I reckon they might start trialling small numbers of fans being let into grounds from September, as long as things haven't worsened by then.