Dooj

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Dooj last won the day on September 27 2019

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  1. I am not against fan ownership per se - it seems to work for some clubs. However, I definitely feel that it would be a mistake to only select Saints fans for the board. It's important that business decisions are made for the right reasons and with fans it is too likely that sentimentality will get in the way. Of course, every board member must have Saints' best interests at heart, but thats not the same as requiring them to be a 'fan'.
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    New ownership

    When I read that, I just think that Ali McCann's days in a Saints shirt are numbered. Broons will be desperate to cash in rather than holding out for the best price or even <whisper it> holding on to our best players in an attempt to get more silverware. I understand that they have the sustainability of the club at heart and that Saints has to be run as a business but as a fan thats not what gets me excited (even though I am proud that the club is run much more ethically than many others).
  3. Yeah, what was that all about? Normally, you just pay cash and they open the turnstile. I am not surprised there were queues when they had to scan and distribute tickets too - I assume that this is for some sort of auditing purposes. I was completely unaware of the option of electronic tickets.
  4. I wasnt convinced that Hamilton played that well at all. However, that shouldnt take anything away from Saints who showed plenty of resilience. I raised an eyebrow when I saw that Spoony was starting - didnt take long for me to be utterly delighted that he was. Spoony and Kennedy and Tanser interplay down the left was outstanding throughout. While it was disappointing to lose two goals, I think they were both just 'one of those things'. We should have done better in blocking/clearing but Hamilton didnt really earn their goals through any pressure. Of course, Saints need to tighten up at the back but they were pretty comfortable for most of the game. I was surprised at the substitutions - Wright was left on longer than I thought he would be. I figured that a straight swap for MOH or Swanson was pretty obvious when Wright started to fade. Taking May off was a bit strange but makes sense if he was carrying a knock. Anyway it all worked out in the end. My first game at McD this season - was a good one to pick.
  5. Game is on BBC Alba at 6 pm Saturday. I presume it's the whole match, not just highlights.
  6. I've lost track. Are we getting a minibus from Aberdeen out of all this or not?
  7. When I look at some other clubs' owners, I am absolutely delighted with ours. Under Steve Brown (and Geoff) the club has maintained its position in the top flight when plenty others have come and gone. For me, sustainability is the absolute priority and he has done this. Of course relegation is a distinct possibility which is why avoiding it is always the main target for the season and thereafter its about top 6 and a cup run. As others have mentioned, there are plenty of things for the chairman to work on but overall I think he has the right approach.
  8. I am pretty sure that a few years back Steve Brown stated that the days of Saints paying a transfer fee were gone - has that changed at all? IMO, if that was to change, I cant see it changing to bring Stevie May back. It's clearly a gamble and I doubt many clubs would want to risk the cash. A loan deal (and these can be financed in all sorts of ways) would seem to be the most likely outcome, as it reduces the risk.
  9. For me, this season has been, so far, a par performance - we are pretty much where I would expect us to be. I am disappointed that we didnt make top 6 but in the same way as I am disappointed when we get knocked out of the cup. I hope that we get top 6 but i didnt expect it. Its been a very unusual season with the timings of the winning/losing streaks. If we had been scraping along at the bottom of the table and then put together all those consecutive wins/clean sheets to get us to our current position I would be absolutely delighted. I am only disappointed because of what might have been given our position at Christmas.
  10. Dooj

    Coming Home

    Although Perth may be restricted in terms of job opportunties (i.e. there's not that many major employers other than those you mention), it's not actually that much of a commute to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee etc. where the job options are greater. Of course, that would still be too much for many people, but I work in the Midlands and loads of my colleagues have a commute of an hour plus each way and see it as quite normal (and I have several friends living in London who have a much shorter commute in terms of distance but it still takes them well over an hour to get to work).
  11. Forget stopping the treble - that would be a trivial side benefit. Our only realistic chance of winning a trophy comes in the cups and with the squad that we have at the moment we should be looking to progress with a view to being serious contenders.
  12. Ah. Only saw the highlights of that game - hadnt appreciated it was so early on.
  13. This was my first game since we beat St Mirren back in October. Pleased with the result, shame it wasnt a great spectacle but you cant have everything. I thought Jason Kerr was outstanding - really very solid and there was only one time that I thought he was caught out (by an admittedly poor Hamilton side). For all that everyone is raving about our attacking options (rightly so), its clear that its the defence that is responsible for our league position. Its a while since I have seen such a balanced side and one with so many options from the bench too. I was also really impressed by Callachan. I think his was one of the most underwhelming signings in the summer and I had forgotten all about him until he made his debut. The fact that the team didnt miss Muzz shows that he performed very well. Disappointed by Kane - I really want him to be successful but for all his hard work, he made some poor decisions. I cant see him getting the chance to start many more games. Any stattos know when we last scored that early in a game?
  14. So, we lost to Aberdeen and Rangers, drew with Aberdeen and Hibs, and beat Motherwell. Nothing to be worried about here (even if you ignore the woefully small sample size)
  15. How does he compare to that giant, Jody Morris?