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Recent results and performances have seen us lower down the league than we’d all like. Some of us have a feeling of impending doom, others are confident. Surely a squad this good cannot be so poor as to merit a haunting.

Lots of our fans are too young to remember the ghost of relegation past. None of us want to encounter the ghost of relegation present or the ghost of relegation yet to come. We always hope they visit some other unfortunate club.

Maybe some of those old enough could spread some more misery at this most wonderful time of the year by recalling their memories of the ghost who used to visit St Johnstone regularly and why he came.

By confronting those dark memories we perhaps may be better prepared to contend with the spectre that, for some, is currently looming over McDiarmid Park.

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4 hours ago, sixties saintee said:

1963 Relegated by Scumdee.

Funny that Sixties, I saw us lose 3 - 0 to Scumdee at Muirton in 1962.  We tried to put Gordon Smith into the stand at one point!

We got back up again in 1963.  Still what's a year between friends.

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Were we not unfairly “relegated” after the second world war. Also anyone who thinks it’s bad just now should have tried watching Saints anytime between 1976 & 1988. Some highlights in that era but a helluva lot more lowlights.

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As someone who has watched Saints up and down all the divisions I can confirm watching your team relegated or just lose out on promotion on goal difference is the worst! 
We certainly don’t want relegated as DU can testify it’s not easy to bounce back! We have a rookie manager who deserves a chance.. I think I’ve said the same thing on this forum about Lomas & Sir Tommy. We all know that the only folk who want Saints to succeed are Saints & Saints fans! In general and I realise I’m being a paranoid Saints fan when I say this but we get no favours from refs SPl/SFA/media so have to work twice as hard to win/survive.. so the last thing we need is a manager not getting our support.. we aren’t too good to be relegated as often said by folk who watch 15 mins of our games every week, the best we can do is get behind our wee diddy team.. a couple of wins are all that are required to give us a kick start.. COYS

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Where to start

Seen us relegated from Premier 75/76 Premier league with 11 points.For the younger viewers you only got 2 points a win 

We Got off to a flying start with a win against Utd .

I've also seen us go from Premier League to right to 3rd in successive seasons when we were really crap

Also the Agony of being relegated at Motherwell by a goal

We have suffered more than most by re construction. 

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8 hours ago, south inch said:

Funny that Sixties, I saw us lose 3 - 0 to Scumdee at Muirton in 1962.  We tried to put Gordon Smith into the stand at one point!

We got back up again in 1963.  Still what's a year between friends.

Wasn’t there a rumour that we had agreed on a draw as that would be enough for Dundee to win the league and us avoid the drop? Then the match started and a Saints player put in a hefty challenge and Dundee stuffed us in response. Anyone able to comment? I wouldn’t know, I was born in March 1962.....in Dundee. 

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6 hours ago, ejksjfc said:

Were we not unfairly “relegated” after the second world war. Also anyone who thinks it’s bad just now should have tried watching Saints anytime between 1976 & 1988. Some highlights in that era but a helluva lot more lowlights.

Coming from 2-0 down to Rangers in the cup in 1981 to lead 3-2 before Redford’s last minute equaliser. Replay at Ibrox we lost 3-1 I think with some of our fans calling Willie Johnston a junkie for his 1978 World Cup drug test failure. A few burly bears headed over and that quietened our fans down a bit. Not bad for a lower league team. As you say, some horrendous times too. Losing at home to teams now in our bottom two divisions.

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5 hours ago, THE LARK SAINT said:

Where to start

Seen us relegated from Premier 75/76 Premier league with 11 points.For the younger viewers you only got 2 points a win 

We Got off to a flying start with a win against Utd .

I've also seen us go from Premier League to right to 3rd in successive seasons when we were really crap

Also the Agony of being relegated at Motherwell by a goal

We have suffered more than most by re construction. 

We were copying teams in England like Carlisle and Luton who came up to Divisiin 1 (the top league, none of this premiership nonsense) and then suffered successive relegations, ending up in the bottom division. Struggled against Albion Rovers, East Stirling, Montrose and many others back then. Some of our recent performances remind me of some of those dark days when we nearly went bust but for Geoff Brown.

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11 hours ago, andrew said:

We were copying teams in England like Carlisle and Luton who came up to Divisiin 1 (the top league, none of this premiership nonsense) and then suffered successive relegations, ending up in the bottom division. Struggled against Albion Rovers, East Stirling, Montrose and many others back then. Some of our recent performances remind me of some of those dark days when we nearly went bust but for Geoff Brown.

Aye some great days (not)losing to Cowdenbeath. Meadowbank  Stenhousemuir Albion Rovers The days pot were good though 

I remember a game at Cliftonhill in particular 

Celebration for a come back against Albion Feckin Rovers 

2.0 down 5.2 win

There were some great times on the roller coaster though 

Do you remember.or how can you forget  Falkirk 0 John Brogan 5

Norton got the other 

One of Brogan goals went right along the bar

Would probably be dissalowed now 

Some memories 

Beating Hibs on a Sunday im sure it was Sunday game 

Ice Cream van  at Muirton and ball going through it. 

The wee yellow box at Muirton 

Being asked to stand for  GSTQ in Motherwell Club 

Booing and getting asked to leave 

The toilets at Stenhousemuir 

Aberdeen building the secretion fence at Muirton 

The many trips to palmerston and one in particular when I nutted crash helmet dude 

The stoor going up in the terrace when we went 3.2 up after being 2.0 down v The The or Rangers as they were then

Going on Barroso bus early 80s and not being allowed in club even in pissing rain unless you were a member

Beating Partick 6.3 and losing by similar score 

 Beating Dundee at Dens 3.4 on new-year s day

Meadowbank   ground 

Airdrie wee Hector House 

John Brogan 

Drew Rutherford sliding tackle .Would he be sent off now

The St.johnstone Aid Club in Methven St

The Club under the stand at Muirton 

Always packed and a drink up to 5 to 3

Gerry Crawley 

Paul Sweeney cost £100,000 and broke his leg playing less than couple of games 

John Connolly the player

John Connolly  the Manager 

Alex Stuart 

Jim Storie

Painting Muirton Park as a volunteer when Geoff came in and spilling paint on main stand 

Willie Brown 

Charlie Adam

Alan Lyons

Beating Dundee 7.2

The eventual joy of promotion 82 especially for me because we pipped Hearts 

89.90 promotion 

Moving to Mcdiarmid 

Alex Totten getting sacked when were safe

Andy Brannigan at Alloa 

Dressed as Gorrilla at Stranraer 

John Pelosi at Dunfermline 

Never a red LAUGH OUT LOUD

The Elizabetian 

Sergi Baltacha  to Garry Irvine

Allan Main to John Arnoll. Shudder!

Rhodes watch

Wille Waters

Joe Reid

European adventures

Savaged by League reconstruction 

2 points for a win

The off side experiment late  70s or early 80s

Going to Ibrox and getting showers with bovril and probably urine 

The crush and the Sway towards the front of the terrace in a big crowd standing. None of this sitting pish

Macaroon bars

The Sporting Post 

Bus getting stoned on way back from Albion Rovers and freezing journey 

Owens bar in Coatbridge 

The Cabby bar in Falkirk 

New years Day games 

Raymond Stewart 

Ian Radford killed our dream 

Or was it George Tulloch?

Cup Finals being like 

Hens Teeth 

Cup Finals became more expected 

Losing to Stranraer in Challenge Cup

Eventually winning same cup v Dunfermline 

I honestly thought that would be that for cups

2014 League Cup Semi v Aberdeen  groan

The Stevie May Scottish Cup Semi  v Aberdeen 

Steven Anderson 

The Cup Final 

Steven MacLean from villa to hero(Look back at some early comments when he first signed)

Gary McDonald 

Gretna..ah!

East Stirling shire

Tuesday night about 90 fans

Willie Falkoner

Steve Evans  .aye him!

John Billy Davies 

Trips to Friendlies and piss ups in Blackpool and Carlisle 

Gay Meadow

Dundee signed the whole Argentina team and went bust 

Motherwell went bust 

Airdrie went bust

Meadowbank morphed in to Livingston 

Airdrie morphed into and stole Clydebank and morphed back to Airdrie 

Clydebank 

The Clydebank home red programme produced by Saints 

Mark Treanor 

3.1 v Airdrie 

The rise and fall of Gretna 

The merger of the 2 Inverness teams to win the Cup

The Lilly whites Inverness Clachnacudden who said stuff your  merger

Meadowbank always beat us in Perth 

Meadowbank always beat us anyway 

Expecting nothing from a game but a good day out

If you won you celebrated on Saturday night 

If you lost you drowned your sorrow on Saturday night and looked forward to next game 

You got loads of "Saints are shite "from locals who supported  Other teams 

I could go on and on 

Taking a break. 

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, andrew said:

Wasn’t there a rumour that we had agreed on a draw as that would be enough for Dundee to win the league and us avoid the drop? Then the match started and a Saints player put in a hefty challenge and Dundee stuffed us in response. Anyone able to comment? I wouldn’t know, I was born in March 1962.....in Dundee. 

I can remember the Press certainly made a thing about a draw suiting both teams.  I doubt there was any agreement though, Muirton was packed, close on 30,000 I think, with a huge Dundee support.  There was certainly a hefty challenge on Gordon Smith but I am sure we were already at least 1 - 0 down at that point.  Dundee were out to impress their support and I have to admit they had quite a team.

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39 minutes ago, THE LARK SAINT said:

Aye some great days (not)losing to Cowdenbeath. Meadowbank  Stenhousemuir Albion Rovers The days pot were good though 

I remember a game at Cliftonhill in particular 

Celebration for a come back against Albion Feckin Rovers 

2.0 down 5.2 win

There were some great times on the roller coaster though 

Do you remember.or how can you forget  Falkirk 0 John Brogan 5

Norton got the other 

One of Brogan goals went right along the bar

Would probably be dissalowed now 

Some memories 

Beating Hibs on a Sunday im sure it was Sunday game 

Ice Cream van  at Muirton and ball going through it. 

The wee yellow box at Muirton 

Being asked to stand for  GSTQ in Motherwell Club 

Booing and getting asked to leave 

The toilets at Stenhousemuir 

Aberdeen building the secretion fence at Muirton 

The many trips to palmerston and one in particular when I nutted crash helmet dude 

The stoor going up in the terrace when we went 3.2 up after being 2.0 down v The The or Rangers as they were then

Going on Barroso bus early 80s and not being allowed in club even in pissing rain unless you were a member

Beating Partick 6.3 and losing by similar score 

 Beating Dundee at Dens 3.4 on new-year s day

Meadowbank   ground 

Airdrie wee Hector House 

John Brogan 

Drew Rutherford sliding tackle .Would he be sent off now

The St.johnstone Aid Club in Methven St

The Club under the stand at Muirton 

Always packed and a drink up to 5 to 3

Gerry Crawley 

Paul Sweeney cost £100,000 and broke his leg playing less than couple of games 

John Connolly the player

John Connolly  the Manager 

Alex Stuart 

Jim Storie

Painting Muirton Park as a volunteer when Geoff came in and spilling paint on main stand 

Willie Brown 

Charlie Adam

Alan Lyons

Beating Dundee 7.2

The eventual joy of promotion 82 especially for me because we pipped Hearts 

89.90 promotion 

Moving to Mcdiarmid 

Alex Totten getting sacked when were safe

Andy Brannigan at Alloa 

Dressed as Gorrilla at Stranraer 

John Pelosi at Dunfermline 

Never a red LAUGH OUT LOUD

The Elizabetian 

Sergi Baltacha  to Garry Irvine

Allan Main to John Arnoll. Shudder!

Rhodes watch

Wille Waters

Joe Reid

European adventures

Savaged by League reconstruction 

2 points for a win

The off side experiment late  70s or early 80s

Going to Ibrox and getting showers with bovril and probably urine 

The crush and the Sway towards the front of the terrace in a big crowd standing. None of this sitting pish

Macaroon bars

The Sporting Post 

Bus getting stoned on way back from Albion Rovers and freezing journey 

Owens bar in Coatbridge 

The Cabby bar in Falkirk 

New years Day games 

Raymond Stewart 

Ian Radford killed our dream 

Or was it George Tulloch?

Cup Finals being like 

Hens Teeth 

Cup Finals became more expected 

Losing to Stranraer in Challenge Cup

Eventually winning same cup v Dunfermline 

I honestly thought that would be that for cups

2014 League Cup Semi v Aberdeen  groan

The Stevie May Scottish Cup Semi  v Aberdeen 

Steven Anderson 

The Cup Final 

Steven MacLean from villa to hero(Look back at some early comments when he first signed)

Gary McDonald 

Gretna..ah!

East Stirling shire

Tuesday night about 90 fans

Willie Falkoner

Steve Evans  .aye him!

John Billy Davies 

Trips to Friendlies and piss ups in Blackpool and Carlisle 

Gay Meadow

Dundee signed the whole Argentina team and went bust 

Motherwell went bust 

Airdrie went bust

Meadowbank morphed in to Livingston 

Airdrie morphed into and stole Clydebank and morphed back to Airdrie 

Clydebank 

The Clydebank home red programme produced by Saints 

Mark Treanor 

3.1 v Airdrie 

The rise and fall of Gretna 

The merger of the 2 Inverness teams to win the Cup

The Lilly whites Inverness Clachnacudden who said stuff your  merger

Meadowbank always beat us in Perth 

Meadowbank always beat us anyway 

Expecting nothing from a game but a good day out

If you won you celebrated on Saturday night 

If you lost you drowned your sorrow on Saturday night and looked forward to next game 

You got loads of "Saints are shite "from locals who supported  Other teams 

I could go on and on 

Taking a break. 

 

 

 

Well said Gav. Keep the faith, Saintees.

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41 minutes ago, THE LARK SAINT said:

Aye some great days (not)losing to Cowdenbeath. Meadowbank  Stenhousemuir Albion Rovers The days pot were good though 

I remember a game at Cliftonhill in particular 

Celebration for a come back against Albion Feckin Rovers 

2.0 down 5.2 win

There were some great times on the roller coaster though 

Do you remember.or how can you forget  Falkirk 0 John Brogan 5

Norton got the other 

One of Brogan goals went right along the bar

Would probably be dissalowed now 

Some memories 

Beating Hibs on a Sunday im sure it was Sunday game 

Ice Cream van  at Muirton and ball going through it. 

The wee yellow box at Muirton 

Being asked to stand for  GSTQ in Motherwell Club 

Booing and getting asked to leave 

The toilets at Stenhousemuir 

Aberdeen building the secretion fence at Muirton 

The many trips to palmerston and one in particular when I nutted crash helmet dude 

The stoor going up in the terrace when we went 3.2 up after being 2.0 down v The The or Rangers as they were then

Going on Barroso bus early 80s and not being allowed in club even in pissing rain unless you were a member

Beating Partick 6.3 and losing by similar score 

 Beating Dundee at Dens 3.4 on new-year s day

Meadowbank   ground 

Airdrie wee Hector House 

John Brogan 

Drew Rutherford sliding tackle .Would he be sent off now

The St.johnstone Aid Club in Methven St

The Club under the stand at Muirton 

Always packed and a drink up to 5 to 3

Gerry Crawley 

Paul Sweeney cost £100,000 and broke his leg playing less than couple of games 

John Connolly the player

John Connolly  the Manager 

Alex Stuart 

Jim Storie

Painting Muirton Park as a volunteer when Geoff came in and spilling paint on main stand 

Willie Brown 

Charlie Adam

Alan Lyons

Beating Dundee 7.2

The eventual joy of promotion 82 especially for me because we pipped Hearts 

89.90 promotion 

Moving to Mcdiarmid 

Alex Totten getting sacked when were safe

Andy Brannigan at Alloa 

Dressed as Gorrilla at Stranraer 

John Pelosi at Dunfermline 

Never a red LAUGH OUT LOUD

The Elizabetian 

Sergi Baltacha  to Garry Irvine

Allan Main to John Arnoll. Shudder!

Rhodes watch

Wille Waters

Joe Reid

European adventures

Savaged by League reconstruction 

2 points for a win

The off side experiment late  70s or early 80s

Going to Ibrox and getting showers with bovril and probably urine 

The crush and the Sway towards the front of the terrace in a big crowd standing. None of this sitting pish

Macaroon bars

The Sporting Post 

Bus getting stoned on way back from Albion Rovers and freezing journey 

Owens bar in Coatbridge 

The Cabby bar in Falkirk 

New years Day games 

Raymond Stewart 

Ian Radford killed our dream 

Or was it George Tulloch?

Cup Finals being like 

Hens Teeth 

Cup Finals became more expected 

Losing to Stranraer in Challenge Cup

Eventually winning same cup v Dunfermline 

I honestly thought that would be that for cups

2014 League Cup Semi v Aberdeen  groan

The Stevie May Scottish Cup Semi  v Aberdeen 

Steven Anderson 

The Cup Final 

Steven MacLean from villa to hero(Look back at some early comments when he first signed)

Gary McDonald 

Gretna..ah!

East Stirling shire

Tuesday night about 90 fans

Willie Falkoner

Steve Evans  .aye him!

John Billy Davies 

Trips to Friendlies and piss ups in Blackpool and Carlisle 

Gay Meadow

Dundee signed the whole Argentina team and went bust 

Motherwell went bust 

Airdrie went bust

Meadowbank morphed in to Livingston 

Airdrie morphed into and stole Clydebank and morphed back to Airdrie 

Clydebank 

The Clydebank home red programme produced by Saints 

Mark Treanor 

3.1 v Airdrie 

The rise and fall of Gretna 

The merger of the 2 Inverness teams to win the Cup

The Lilly whites Inverness Clachnacudden who said stuff your  merger

Meadowbank always beat us in Perth 

Meadowbank always beat us anyway 

Expecting nothing from a game but a good day out

If you won you celebrated on Saturday night 

If you lost you drowned your sorrow on Saturday night and looked forward to next game 

You got loads of "Saints are shite "from locals who supported  Other teams 

I could go on and on 

Taking a break. 

 

 

 

No presents to open this morning Gav :laugh:

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1 hour ago, THE LARK SAINT said:

Aye some great days (not)losing to Cowdenbeath. Meadowbank  Stenhousemuir Albion Rovers The days pot were good though 

I remember a game at Cliftonhill in particular 

Celebration for a come back against Albion Feckin Rovers 

2.0 down 5.2 win

There were some great times on the roller coaster though 

Do you remember.or how can you forget  Falkirk 0 John Brogan 5

Norton got the other 

One of Brogan goals went right along the bar

Would probably be dissalowed now 

Some memories 

Beating Hibs on a Sunday im sure it was Sunday game 

Ice Cream van  at Muirton and ball going through it. 

The wee yellow box at Muirton 

Being asked to stand for  GSTQ in Motherwell Club 

Booing and getting asked to leave 

The toilets at Stenhousemuir 

Aberdeen building the secretion fence at Muirton 

The many trips to palmerston and one in particular when I nutted crash helmet dude 

The stoor going up in the terrace when we went 3.2 up after being 2.0 down v The The or Rangers as they were then

Going on Barroso bus early 80s and not being allowed in club even in pissing rain unless you were a member

Beating Partick 6.3 and losing by similar score 

 Beating Dundee at Dens 3.4 on new-year s day

Meadowbank   ground 

Airdrie wee Hector House 

John Brogan 

Drew Rutherford sliding tackle .Would he be sent off now

The St.johnstone Aid Club in Methven St

The Club under the stand at Muirton 

Always packed and a drink up to 5 to 3

Gerry Crawley 

Paul Sweeney cost £100,000 and broke his leg playing less than couple of games 

John Connolly the player

John Connolly  the Manager 

Alex Stuart 

Jim Storie

Painting Muirton Park as a volunteer when Geoff came in and spilling paint on main stand 

Willie Brown 

Charlie Adam

Alan Lyons

Beating Dundee 7.2

The eventual joy of promotion 82 especially for me because we pipped Hearts 

89.90 promotion 

Moving to Mcdiarmid 

Alex Totten getting sacked when were safe

Andy Brannigan at Alloa 

Dressed as Gorrilla at Stranraer 

John Pelosi at Dunfermline 

Never a red LAUGH OUT LOUD

The Elizabetian 

Sergi Baltacha  to Garry Irvine

Allan Main to John Arnoll. Shudder!

Rhodes watch

Wille Waters

Joe Reid

European adventures

Savaged by League reconstruction 

2 points for a win

The off side experiment late  70s or early 80s

Going to Ibrox and getting showers with bovril and probably urine 

The crush and the Sway towards the front of the terrace in a big crowd standing. None of this sitting pish

Macaroon bars

The Sporting Post 

Bus getting stoned on way back from Albion Rovers and freezing journey 

Owens bar in Coatbridge 

The Cabby bar in Falkirk 

New years Day games 

Raymond Stewart 

Ian Radford killed our dream 

Or was it George Tulloch?

Cup Finals being like 

Hens Teeth 

Cup Finals became more expected 

Losing to Stranraer in Challenge Cup

Eventually winning same cup v Dunfermline 

I honestly thought that would be that for cups

2014 League Cup Semi v Aberdeen  groan

The Stevie May Scottish Cup Semi  v Aberdeen 

Steven Anderson 

The Cup Final 

Steven MacLean from villa to hero(Look back at some early comments when he first signed)

Gary McDonald 

Gretna..ah!

East Stirling shire

Tuesday night about 90 fans

Willie Falkoner

Steve Evans  .aye him!

John Billy Davies 

Trips to Friendlies and piss ups in Blackpool and Carlisle 

Gay Meadow

Dundee signed the whole Argentina team and went bust 

Motherwell went bust 

Airdrie went bust

Meadowbank morphed in to Livingston 

Airdrie morphed into and stole Clydebank and morphed back to Airdrie 

Clydebank 

The Clydebank home red programme produced by Saints 

Mark Treanor 

3.1 v Airdrie 

The rise and fall of Gretna 

The merger of the 2 Inverness teams to win the Cup

The Lilly whites Inverness Clachnacudden who said stuff your  merger

Meadowbank always beat us in Perth 

Meadowbank always beat us anyway 

Expecting nothing from a game but a good day out

If you won you celebrated on Saturday night 

If you lost you drowned your sorrow on Saturday night and looked forward to next game 

You got loads of "Saints are shite "from locals who supported  Other teams 

I could go on and on 

Taking a break. 

 

 

 

Ye forgot chipmunk crisps chief

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1 hour ago, THE LARK SAINT said:

Aye some great days (not)losing to Cowdenbeath. Meadowbank  Stenhousemuir Albion Rovers The days pot were good though 

I remember a game at Cliftonhill in particular 

Celebration for a come back against Albion Feckin Rovers 

2.0 down 5.2 win

There were some great times on the roller coaster though 

Do you remember.or how can you forget  Falkirk 0 John Brogan 5

Norton got the other 

One of Brogan goals went right along the bar

Would probably be dissalowed now 

Some memories 

Beating Hibs on a Sunday im sure it was Sunday game 

Ice Cream van  at Muirton and ball going through it. 

The wee yellow box at Muirton 

Being asked to stand for  GSTQ in Motherwell Club 

Booing and getting asked to leave 

The toilets at Stenhousemuir 

Aberdeen building the secretion fence at Muirton 

The many trips to palmerston and one in particular when I nutted crash helmet dude 

The stoor going up in the terrace when we went 3.2 up after being 2.0 down v The The or Rangers as they were then

Going on Barroso bus early 80s and not being allowed in club even in pissing rain unless you were a member

Beating Partick 6.3 and losing by similar score 

 Beating Dundee at Dens 3.4 on new-year s day

Meadowbank   ground 

Airdrie wee Hector House 

John Brogan 

Drew Rutherford sliding tackle .Would he be sent off now

The St.johnstone Aid Club in Methven St

The Club under the stand at Muirton 

Always packed and a drink up to 5 to 3

Gerry Crawley 

Paul Sweeney cost £100,000 and broke his leg playing less than couple of games 

John Connolly the player

John Connolly  the Manager 

Alex Stuart 

Jim Storie

Painting Muirton Park as a volunteer when Geoff came in and spilling paint on main stand 

Willie Brown 

Charlie Adam

Alan Lyons

Beating Dundee 7.2

The eventual joy of promotion 82 especially for me because we pipped Hearts 

89.90 promotion 

Moving to Mcdiarmid 

Alex Totten getting sacked when were safe

Andy Brannigan at Alloa 

Dressed as Gorrilla at Stranraer 

John Pelosi at Dunfermline 

Never a red LAUGH OUT LOUD

The Elizabetian 

Sergi Baltacha  to Garry Irvine

Allan Main to John Arnoll. Shudder!

Rhodes watch

Wille Waters

Joe Reid

European adventures

Savaged by League reconstruction 

2 points for a win

The off side experiment late  70s or early 80s

Going to Ibrox and getting showers with bovril and probably urine 

The crush and the Sway towards the front of the terrace in a big crowd standing. None of this sitting pish

Macaroon bars

The Sporting Post 

Bus getting stoned on way back from Albion Rovers and freezing journey 

Owens bar in Coatbridge 

The Cabby bar in Falkirk 

New years Day games 

Raymond Stewart 

Ian Radford killed our dream 

Or was it George Tulloch?

Cup Finals being like 

Hens Teeth 

Cup Finals became more expected 

Losing to Stranraer in Challenge Cup

Eventually winning same cup v Dunfermline 

I honestly thought that would be that for cups

2014 League Cup Semi v Aberdeen  groan

The Stevie May Scottish Cup Semi  v Aberdeen 

Steven Anderson 

The Cup Final 

Steven MacLean from villa to hero(Look back at some early comments when he first signed)

Gary McDonald 

Gretna..ah!

East Stirling shire

Tuesday night about 90 fans

Willie Falkoner

Steve Evans  .aye him!

John Billy Davies 

Trips to Friendlies and piss ups in Blackpool and Carlisle 

Gay Meadow

Dundee signed the whole Argentina team and went bust 

Motherwell went bust 

Airdrie went bust

Meadowbank morphed in to Livingston 

Airdrie morphed into and stole Clydebank and morphed back to Airdrie 

Clydebank 

The Clydebank home red programme produced by Saints 

Mark Treanor 

3.1 v Airdrie 

The rise and fall of Gretna 

The merger of the 2 Inverness teams to win the Cup

The Lilly whites Inverness Clachnacudden who said stuff your  merger

Meadowbank always beat us in Perth 

Meadowbank always beat us anyway 

Expecting nothing from a game but a good day out

If you won you celebrated on Saturday night 

If you lost you drowned your sorrow on Saturday night and looked forward to next game 

You got loads of "Saints are shite "from locals who supported  Other teams 

I could go on and on 

Taking a break. 

 

 

 

Abusing Billy Stark

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3 hours ago, THE LARK SAINT said:

Aye some great days (not)losing to Cowdenbeath. Meadowbank  Stenhousemuir Albion Rovers The days pot were good though 

I remember a game at Cliftonhill in particular 

Celebration for a come back against Albion Feckin Rovers 

2.0 down 5.2 win

There were some great times on the roller coaster though 

Do you remember.or how can you forget  Falkirk 0 John Brogan 5

Norton got the other 

One of Brogan goals went right along the bar

Would probably be dissalowed now 

Some memories 

Beating Hibs on a Sunday im sure it was Sunday game 

Ice Cream van  at Muirton and ball going through it. 

The wee yellow box at Muirton 

Being asked to stand for  GSTQ in Motherwell Club 

Booing and getting asked to leave 

The toilets at Stenhousemuir 

Aberdeen building the secretion fence at Muirton 

The many trips to palmerston and one in particular when I nutted crash helmet dude 

The stoor going up in the terrace when we went 3.2 up after being 2.0 down v The The or Rangers as they were then

Going on Barroso bus early 80s and not being allowed in club even in pissing rain unless you were a member

Beating Partick 6.3 and losing by similar score 

 Beating Dundee at Dens 3.4 on new-year s day

Meadowbank   ground 

Airdrie wee Hector House 

John Brogan 

Drew Rutherford sliding tackle .Would he be sent off now

The St.johnstone Aid Club in Methven St

The Club under the stand at Muirton 

Always packed and a drink up to 5 to 3

Gerry Crawley 

Paul Sweeney cost £100,000 and broke his leg playing less than couple of games 

John Connolly the player

John Connolly  the Manager 

Alex Stuart 

Jim Storie

Painting Muirton Park as a volunteer when Geoff came in and spilling paint on main stand 

Willie Brown 

Charlie Adam

Alan Lyons

Beating Dundee 7.2

The eventual joy of promotion 82 especially for me because we pipped Hearts 

89.90 promotion 

Moving to Mcdiarmid 

Alex Totten getting sacked when were safe

Andy Brannigan at Alloa 

Dressed as Gorrilla at Stranraer 

John Pelosi at Dunfermline 

Never a red LAUGH OUT LOUD

The Elizabetian 

Sergi Baltacha  to Garry Irvine

Allan Main to John Arnoll. Shudder!

Rhodes watch

Wille Waters

Joe Reid

European adventures

Savaged by League reconstruction 

2 points for a win

The off side experiment late  70s or early 80s

Going to Ibrox and getting showers with bovril and probably urine 

The crush and the Sway towards the front of the terrace in a big crowd standing. None of this sitting pish

Macaroon bars

The Sporting Post 

Bus getting stoned on way back from Albion Rovers and freezing journey 

Owens bar in Coatbridge 

The Cabby bar in Falkirk 

New years Day games 

Raymond Stewart 

Ian Radford killed our dream 

Or was it George Tulloch?

Cup Finals being like 

Hens Teeth 

Cup Finals became more expected 

Losing to Stranraer in Challenge Cup

Eventually winning same cup v Dunfermline 

I honestly thought that would be that for cups

2014 League Cup Semi v Aberdeen  groan

The Stevie May Scottish Cup Semi  v Aberdeen 

Steven Anderson 

The Cup Final 

Steven MacLean from villa to hero(Look back at some early comments when he first signed)

Gary McDonald 

Gretna..ah!

East Stirling shire

Tuesday night about 90 fans

Willie Falkoner

Steve Evans  .aye him!

John Billy Davies 

Trips to Friendlies and piss ups in Blackpool and Carlisle 

Gay Meadow

Dundee signed the whole Argentina team and went bust 

Motherwell went bust 

Airdrie went bust

Meadowbank morphed in to Livingston 

Airdrie morphed into and stole Clydebank and morphed back to Airdrie 

Clydebank 

The Clydebank home red programme produced by Saints 

Mark Treanor 

3.1 v Airdrie 

The rise and fall of Gretna 

The merger of the 2 Inverness teams to win the Cup

The Lilly whites Inverness Clachnacudden who said stuff your  merger

Meadowbank always beat us in Perth 

Meadowbank always beat us anyway 

Expecting nothing from a game but a good day out

If you won you celebrated on Saturday night 

If you lost you drowned your sorrow on Saturday night and looked forward to next game 

You got loads of "Saints are shite "from locals who supported  Other teams 

I could go on and on 

Taking a break. 

 

 

 

Edited to add

Knocking coppers pointy hat off at Berwick and getting away with it

Being sick in a guy sitting in front of me hood at Pittodrie. Monday night game and early train  9 am to Aberdeen and on the piss all day 

Partying in the Saints Club till 5 am when an Ian Heddle goal gave us a 1.0 win against the higher league St.Mirren 

That horrible feeling getting on the bus after semi final feeling good at first because we had drawn 0.0 then we all heard about Hillsborough 

 

 

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9 hours ago, THE LARK SAINT said:

Edited to add

Knocking coppers pointy hat off at Berwick and getting away with it

Being sick in a guy sitting in front of me hood at Pittodrie. Monday night game and early train  9 am to Aberdeen and on the piss all day 

Partying in the Saints Club till 5 am when an Ian Heddle goal gave us a 1.0 win against the higher league St.Mirren 

That horrible feeling getting on the bus after semi final feeling good at first because we had drawn 0.0 then we all heard about Hillsborough 

 

 

This, and your earlier post, contains some great memories. D’you think the young ones will have as many great memories? Even though we were garbage for years there were some highs in amongst them, as you say, beating St Mirren. We were a yo-yo club for a long time. Sometimes the yo-yo broke and stopped at its lowest position :)

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