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    blueheaven got a reaction from Johnny B in Saints Summer 2020 Transfers & Contracts   
    I hope that's not the plan. From what I saw of us last season we were at our best when May and Hendry were played together in a front two. It took Tommy a while to go with it but when he did it really worked.
    O'Halloran I hope will be much more than an impact sub. He had a bit of a stop-start season last time but I think with Wright, Kennedy and Swanson now all gone there's a big opportunity for him to return to his best and be a key player for us again.
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    blueheaven got a reaction from SaintJet in Saints Summer 2020 Transfers & Contracts   
    I hope that's not the plan. From what I saw of us last season we were at our best when May and Hendry were played together in a front two. It took Tommy a while to go with it but when he did it really worked.
    O'Halloran I hope will be much more than an impact sub. He had a bit of a stop-start season last time but I think with Wright, Kennedy and Swanson now all gone there's a big opportunity for him to return to his best and be a key player for us again.
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    blueheaven got a reaction from HOODLUM65 in Tuesday Team Talk   
    This was such a great listen, thanks for posting - I'd highly recommend it to anyone who watched Saints during that time. Really fascinating insight into Sturrock's thoughts on the Saints players of what turned into a really enjoyable era for us. And I hadn't realised he'd often gone to Muirton Park in his younger days and had been at the Hamburg game. Also interesting to hear him comment that leaving Saints to go back to Dundee United was the biggest mistake of his career.
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    blueheaven got a reaction from Cagey in Saints Summer 2020 Transfers & Contracts   
    He wanted to give playing in England a go so he went for it - nothing wrong with that. I'd happily take Shaughnessy back if we were in need of a defender, but under the current circumstances I can't see it.
    As far as I can remember, every player from the Tommy era who Saints wanted to keep but decided to take a bigger contract elsewhere, went on to have a pretty bad time of it (and in many cases end up back with us). Craig, Swanson, O'Halloran, May etc. Other than Marcus Maddison, who never played for our first team, the last players I can think of who really went on to do significantly better for themselves are Jason Scotland and Stephen Dobbie.
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    blueheaven reacted to Hospital Radio Perth in Tuesday Team Talk   
    Paul Sturrock joins this week's Tuesday TeamTalk.   
     

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    blueheaven got a reaction from Cagey in Taxi for Tommy?   
    I wonder how much money they're wasting on having Gordon Strachan as "technical director". Still, I'm sure it's been worth it to finish third in the Championship.
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    blueheaven reacted to HOODLUM65 in Old Perth - Picture Thread   
    Quite a queue waiting for Spoons to take over the building.
    Alas they never lived that long.
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    blueheaven reacted to Widge in Taxi for Tommy?   
    His comments are racist, there's no defending that!
    Has he said them, yes. Has he been on record saying them, yes. Does that make him a racist, yes. Loose comments or not, he has said them on more than one occasion, in fact repeatedly. Have others done the same, possibly and if they'd been caught then they'd be racist as well. If a murderer kills someone, they're a murderer for life. The same applies here. The fact that you're even defending the guy is worrying, it makes me think that you're willing to forgive his character flaw and pass it off as a minor indiscretion. 
     What he did would have seen him sacked from any other job in the world and should have seen him out of the game entirely. Just because he's supposedly learnt doesn't excuse his past and mistakes. Sure he can attend courses and stop doing it, but redemption, not a chance he made comments knowing what they were and that's simply unforgivable, there is no place for it in the world and football at all.
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    blueheaven got a reaction from Cagey in Taxi for Tommy?   
    I wonder if there's any chance Tommy would be interested in taking Baraclough's old job and managing their Under-21s? Bit of a come-down and change in pace from what he's used to, but would be a foot in the door for him and something N.I.-based might suit him.
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    blueheaven reacted to jhq in New Manager   
    I'd like Macca to register as a player just to come on for the last two minutes when we're 2-0 up v United
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    blueheaven got a reaction from HOODLUM65 in New Manager   
    There could be a salary scale within one job role, meaning that it's possible Macca could be at the bottom of that scale and Cleland could be at the top. People with the same job title don't necessarily have identical salaries, for all sorts of reasons. It could also be the case that Cleland is considered the more senior of the two so has slightly different responsibilities. As a fan I wouldn't expect to be provided with all the ins and outs of the arrangement. I think we can allow them a tiny bit of privacy!
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    blueheaven got a reaction from Johnny B in New Manager   
    There could be a salary scale within one job role, meaning that it's possible Macca could be at the bottom of that scale and Cleland could be at the top. People with the same job title don't necessarily have identical salaries, for all sorts of reasons. It could also be the case that Cleland is considered the more senior of the two so has slightly different responsibilities. As a fan I wouldn't expect to be provided with all the ins and outs of the arrangement. I think we can allow them a tiny bit of privacy!
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    blueheaven reacted to Strawman in Taxi for Tommy?   
    Open Goal with Si Ferry tonight has Richard Foster as a guest.
    Interesting listen, says he made up with Tommy, has talked with him a few times throughout lockdown and that he regrets his fall out with Tommy and how it ended at Saints.
    He wasn’t suprised Tommy left and hints at things Tommy wasn’t happy with behind scenes.
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    blueheaven got a reaction from Johnny B in Taxi for Tommy?   
    It's a very strange article - I read through the whole thing expecting to find a quote from TW, but there isn't one. So either Tommy spoke to him and didn't want to be quoted, or the journalist is speculating wildly.
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    blueheaven reacted to Jamie_Beatson in NEW ARTICLE: Callum Davidson - the only Saints manager who can make Judy Murray cry   
    https://www.weareperth.co.uk/2020/06/21/callum-davidson-the-only-saints-manager-who-can-make-judy-murray-cry/
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    blueheaven reacted to sleepless in Old Perth - Picture Thread   
    Thanks to Chips for posting this. I got really interested in this story and researched it in the Archives in Edinburgh and in the local papers. I've written a novel based on the story which will be published by Ringwood Publishing later this year.
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    blueheaven reacted to supersaint44 in 20/21 strips & sponors   
    Messing about for new designs on Football Manager


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    blueheaven reacted to THE LARK SAINT in New Manager   
    BOOM!
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    blueheaven got a reaction from Cagey in League Reconstruction   
    They're right about it being unfair though. Of course it's unfair - they've been relegated without getting to complete their season. But it's unfair on everyone. Hearts might have stayed up. Saints might have finished fifth. Sevco might have won the league. It's not as if Hearts have had to stop their season while everyone else has been allowed to carry on playing. The fact is their only proposed way out of the situation was a reconstruction that hardly anyone wanted, and as far as I can see the SPFL acted properly in putting that proposal to a vote of its members. I'm really not sure what else they could expect to happen.
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    blueheaven got a reaction from south inch in League Reconstruction   
    They're right about it being unfair though. Of course it's unfair - they've been relegated without getting to complete their season. But it's unfair on everyone. Hearts might have stayed up. Saints might have finished fifth. Sevco might have won the league. It's not as if Hearts have had to stop their season while everyone else has been allowed to carry on playing. The fact is their only proposed way out of the situation was a reconstruction that hardly anyone wanted, and as far as I can see the SPFL acted properly in putting that proposal to a vote of its members. I'm really not sure what else they could expect to happen.
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    blueheaven got a reaction from HOODLUM65 in New Manager   
    Very surprised to see Saints talking about this on their official channels before it's 100% over the line - I'm having some uncomfortable Paul Cook flashbacks.
    Pleased to see Davidson get this chance though. I think he deserves it, and it will give us a bit of continuity. He might even be able to use Tommy as a mentor when needed. If it's true that Macca's going to be part of his backroom team that would be brilliant, although I'd expect his assistant to be Cleland.
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    blueheaven reacted to Abernethy Saint in Taxi for Callum   
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    blueheaven reacted to mainstand in Saints Summer 2020 Transfers & Contracts   
    Do you have a love in with Robinson now?? That;s 3 different threads where we are suppose to be changing what we are doing as the great Robinson has done something Maybe we should be after him s manager
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    blueheaven reacted to mainstand in New Manager   
    Hmmm a few years since we had someone that was annoying as you are 
    I will bow to your superior knowledge 
    And as random says what the hell has Robinson's views got to do with saints and you obviously had selective hearing in that kettle well said they did and would be doing no shape work at present. 
     
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    blueheaven got a reaction from south inch in League Reconstruction   
    Yes, that literally is blocking promotion.
     
    We basically already had this scenario when we had the SPL. There was one smaller "elite" group of clubs that divided the wealth amongst themselves and dictated the terms of promotion. Your idea is for there to be 20 clubs instead of the 10 or 12 we had back then, but other than that it seems to be pretty much the same (there was even a plan for an SPL 2 back then, which would have brought it even closer to your suggestion, but it never happened).
    It didn't work. That's why the SPL merged back with the SFL. The SPL lasted for 15 years and during that time the standard of football gradually dropped, Scotland didn't qualify for a single tournament, and the only clubs to have any sort of success in Europe were (as usual) the Old Firm. 
    Personally I don't want a system that is geared towards making the rich clubs richer and trying to hold all the money at the top end. As a St Johnstone fan, I don't really see why I should consider Celtic or Rangers to be any more important or valuable to Scottish football than Albion Rovers or Forfar. If anything, I'd favour directing funding towards the smaller clubs rather than contribute to increasing the Old Firm's stranglehold over our game.