lossiesaint

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    saints fan no longer exiled in lossie, home of alan main, but in Ellon.... home of...........?
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  1. Not sure on the rules on this, but the 80% wages thing - I think that this may be a last resort for companies that cannot pay their employees wages for the foreseeable emergency period, who would have laid them off to keep the company afloat. With Saints having that much money in the bank, they may be told by the govt to use that first before they will take up the wages of our players. The club could actually lose out because it has money in the bank.
  2. Unbeaten in 7 in league. Happy with that.
  3. Another season down in the championship might see them calling in the administrators again??? Are there Financial Fair Play rules in Scotland?
  4. Which Aberdeen striker has been? LAUGH OUT LOUD. Never believed that we were going bust, all SB said was it wasn't sustainable...which is pretty much the same for any business.....you have to make more than you pay... I was more worried about someone else getting the reins.... like I said though, I still think they will ensure that the next owner will be right for the club. Storm in a teacup with bad timing this week....that's all.
  5. I don't go to every game. I go to what I can, when I can. There are maybe a lot of other 'living out of Perth on shift working' people like me. Sometimes I can find it hard to go along to a match when I think about a 250 mile round trip for a home game, although I normally tie it up with a trip home to see friends and family. The biggest reasons I hear from people who live in or close to Perth about not going to the football anymore is: "I'm not spending my hard earned cash and 3 hours of my weekend in the freezing cold and wet watching that cr&p." Maybe the fault lies at more than one door, maybe the reason the the decline in fan numbers is social and maybe moving to a cheaper product maybe playing the scottish league in the summer instead of the winter will help bolster numbers......but...... Do we then dilute the product and end up back where we are because we can't get good players in because we can't compete with south of the border - hell, we can't do that now, not even our top clubs can, when you think about Adam Rooney leaving Aberdeen to go to...Salford FFS! As much as we bleat and the Browns bleat about our current fan base situation, it's maybe everyones and no-ones fault. I can see that the Broons may be looking for a buyer, but I'm also sure that they have the best interests of the club at heart when they do, so at present, I'll not read too much into their views expressed by the press. We've got a big cup tie coming up Sunday and a chance of getting into the top 6.... things we would have happily accepted in October. We should focus attention on those for now. Until the FOR SALE sign is bigger than the GS Brown sign, I think we'll be ok.
  6. Shock horror, Club chairman says hes spent too much money this year - manager might have to cut his cloth accordingly next season. Sensationalism in a press report..... We might make a loss this year as he says, but running a football club is not about one season. As I've seen written on this forum, Saints will be due more money in the future if we stay in the SPL due to a new TV deal. Looking at future financial planning is surely in the remit of the chairman and the chief executive, and I'd be surprised if there is not a 5 year plan in place. He may be a dour operator of a club, but hes running it in an efficient manner, albeit this year possibly at a small loss. I'm not a S.B. lover but I cannot see how getting anyone else in would help this club. I'm pretty sure a lot of people work for this club for no money, so to them I'm grateful for every effort they make, from the board, to the people spending their time on match day helping.
  7. Could it be possible May is holding out for Aberdeen's Europa League exit before making a move? Much the same as he did when with us?
  8. LAUGH OUT LOUD, saints in shite story shocker!
  9. Evening Tele suggesting saints swooping for Jason Cummings??? Surely would indicate May deal off as I don't think we could afford both.....or just a smoke screen???
  10. This saga with May is really dragging now..... longer than 90 mins in Montrose.....
  11. If you'd asked at the beginning of the season, I'd have said that getting into the top 6 with the likes of Celtic, Sevco, Hearts, Hibs, Aberdeen, Kilmarnock, Motherwell, Dundee, St Mirren...all teams who manage to attract more punters than Saints due to larger local populations... I'd have said that would have been ideal. We've been lucky recent years because the balance of Scottish football was upset by clubs being run badly, but now they are all getting back to where they should be. The Scottish football order of things are almost back to normality. Sure, we'll maybe get a 3rd like we did 21 years ago, but less likely considering the team we were challenging for that place those days! We went on a wee run before the end of last year and we were all dreaming of possible Europe again, close to Aberdeen and Hearts. We've fallen away, but I think at the moment we are pretty much where I thought we should have aimed to be. We can't compete with the big guns, we do pretty well really with the turnover we have. I don't blame the manager for where we are, he can't get what he wants because we can't attract.... I've seen us looking at players from teams around about us but as soon as we are mentioned as looking, the likes of Hearts, Hibs, Aberdeen are looking and taking. We're not getting relegated or getting in to a play-off calamity... time to play who wants to play for saints and get the rest to fekk... give the manager a chance to build early again. I still trust Tommy and I still think next year we will be better... its just how much better all the teams around us will get too...
  12. No wonder were getting humped...were playing Rangers too!
  13. New manager in at Killie, brought in players he wanted... they have a better turnout at games and have more money. Broon, who do you think pulls the strings on the contracts? I doubt very much TW has much to do with them, I would imagine his thoughts would be 'if it ain't broke dont fix i't... and keeping the core of a successful team would be high in TW's mind.... and unfortunately it's those players who are now underperforming. Freshening up only works if you can bring quality in.... where we are struggling to get any through inability to offer decent contracts and all the quality players we had have moved on....to better wages. We're a club who cant afford to play with the big boys and really all that's happening is that the order of Scottish football is returning to it's original state after the rangers debacle. We will go back to being a fringe club flitting between SPL and championship.... The halcyon days are over.... But the club still needs our support..... as do the players... they are probably in a dark place tonight.
  14. I believe the term ' you can only piss with the cock you have' is apt here.... TW has been dealt with the hand he has and it has been difficult to get the players he wanted because other clubs around us offered better terms, he's scraping the barrel to get what he can afford to get and in my opinion he's getting slated here with his hands tied behind his back by a miserly chairman. I understand that we have to cut our cloth accordingly to our budget but it's not doing us any favours to bring in decent players as they will go for better cash, not top six perennial finishes with a good team ethic. Getting rid of him proves nothing, we could still be in trouble with Alex Ferguson in charge and no means to change it..... may as well give him the chance to get us out of the pickle were in . At least the fixture pile up has been slightly relieved....