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Could Sportsound pundits spend a little time exploring the extraordinary revelation that St Johnstone are the same sort of size as Falkirk and Partick Thistle, that our support is dreadful and that we don't really deserve the success we've had recently? This isn't mentioned enough IMO, especially the day after our cup success.

Edit – oh they mentioned it? Sorry, I must have missed that between the all those bits about Celtic.

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Is it just my imagination or is Daryl Broadfoot (along with Ian Maxwell) one of the most slopely shouldered arseholes in Scottish football? 

Something, something............. Difference between UEFA and Scottish Government protocols. 

Referee and assistants abroad f**k all to do with us. 

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2 hours ago, G-MAN said:

15 minutes to St Johnstone.

40 minutes given to Celtic management.

Absolute disgrace.

I for one am gobsmacked and utterly surprised at this.  I expected St Johnstone would merit 5 minutes only. 

It would be no exaggeration to say that this season Sportsound has spent 60% of their time covering Celtic and Lennon. 30% Rangers and Gerrard and 5% on Aberdeen and Hibs. That leaves less than 5% on the other 8 clubs in the top flight. Let that sink in. 

A meteorite could level A Hamilton Accies v St Mirren game (wishful thinking) and they would start the programme by saying what a shame it was before immediately turning to the Q of who should be new Celtic Manager and whether they should wear a suit or trackie. The last part taking up 45 minutes with a special fashion segment from Packy Bonner. 

They just don’t care about any club with a fan base of less than 10,000. 

 

 

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On yesterday's show, after the final, after they spent a bit of time on interviews and analysis, guess what they then spent about 30 minutes discussing...

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Probably not the legacy this will leave in St Johnstone's history, nor what it means for the fans, nor the Livingston side of things?

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John Collins on last night’s show talking about football academies. “Celtic are the Scottish equivalent of Ajax.” Ajax fill their team with their football academy players year after year and sell them on for millions of Euros. Celtic have Kieran Tierney.

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15 minutes ago, kingjoey said:

John Collins on last night’s show talking about football academies. “Celtic are the Scottish equivalent of Ajax.” Ajax fill their team with their football academy players year after year and sell them on for millions of Euros. Celtic have Kieran Tierney.

Also who have Celtic actually produced for their first team recently? 

Tierney, yes. Forrest was a while ago. McGregor a bit more recently. But who else? Hardly a conveyor belt of talent.

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1 hour ago, DA Baracus said:

Also who have Celtic actually produced for their first team recently? 

Tierney, yes. Forrest was a while ago. McGregor a bit more recently. But who else? Hardly a conveyor belt of talent.

Absolutely, and the thing is that Ajax produce youngsters, sell them on, and then produce more. Celtic don’t produce anyone that has any market value, apart from Keiran Tierney.

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4 minutes ago, kennie makevin said:

Considering he played for neither of the Old Bigots what chance of a decent appreciation of Ian St John on Sportsound this evening ?

They’ll bring on McFadden as their Motherwell representative to talk about him for 2 minutes then he’ll just talk about who’ll get the Celtic job for the rest of it.

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2 hours ago, kingjoey said:

Absolutely, and the thing is that Ajax produce youngsters, sell them on, and then produce more. Celtic don’t produce anyone that has any market value, apart from Keiran Tierney.

.............although (and I hate to do this) playing devils advocate here - Celtic have been spectacularly successful in spotting and buying overseas talent then flogging them for an absolute fortune.

£11m (maybe) for Frimpong is a rather good example, plus whatever they sold Van Dijk for.

I would say that is their "conveyor belt of cash" as opposed to the laddies they hoover up at a young age then spit out to every other Scottish team.

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1 hour ago, kennie makevin said:

Considering he played for neither of the Old Bigots what chance of a decent appreciation of Ian St John on Sportsound this evening ?

They'll probably concede that he's now out of the running for the Celtic job.

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4 hours ago, kingjoey said:

John Collins on last night’s show talking about football academies. “Celtic are the Scottish equivalent of Ajax.” Ajax fill their team with their football academy players year after year and sell them on for millions of Euros. Celtic have Kieran Tierney.

Ironic that the entire discussion was at the expense of St Johnstone – whose  team on Sunday was made up mostly of either local boys or products of their youth system.

But, yeah, Celtic are Ajax apparently.

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John Collins on last night’s show talking about football academies. “Celtic are the Scottish equivalent of Ajax.” Ajax fill their team with their football academy players year after year and sell them on for millions of Euros. Celtic have Kieran Tierney.
St Johnstone had 7 academy graduates in the squad for the final but no mention of this.

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5 minutes ago, perthsaint1977 said:
5 hours ago, kingjoey said:
John Collins on last night’s show talking about football academies. “Celtic are the Scottish equivalent of Ajax.” Ajax fill their team with their football academy players year after year and sell them on for millions of Euros. Celtic have Kieran Tierney.

St Johnstone had 7 academy graduates in the squad for the final but no mention of this.

That's a fantastic achievement and far more should have been said about this.  Well done on winning the cup on Sunday. 

I listened to Collins last night and what  a bore he is.  He's dreadful to listen too 

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1 hour ago, Leith Green said:

.............although (and I hate to do this) playing devils advocate here - Celtic have been spectacularly successful in spotting and buying overseas talent then flogging them for an absolute fortune.

£11m (maybe) for Frimpong is a rather good example, plus whatever they sold Van Dijk for.

I would say that is their "conveyor belt of cash" as opposed to the laddies they hoover up at a young age then spit out to every other Scottish team.

They’ve had a few big hits, but for every Van Dijk & Wanyama there have been 2 or 3 Marvin Comppers, Vakoun Bayos, Vasillas Barkas and Maryan Shveds. 

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They’ve had a few big hits, but for every Van Dijk & Wanyama there have been 2 or 3 Marvin Comppers, Vakoun Bayos, Vasillas Barkas and Maryan Shveds. 
That's how venture capitalism works. It doesn't matter if ninety-nine of the start ups fail as long as number one hundred is AirBnB. That philosophy made its way into football a few years back. Atalanta being a prime example.

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4 hours ago, Leith Green said:

.............although (and I hate to do this) playing devils advocate here - Celtic have been spectacularly successful in spotting and buying overseas talent then flogging them for an absolute fortune.

£11m (maybe) for Frimpong is a rather good example, plus whatever they sold Van Dijk for.

I would say that is their "conveyor belt of cash" as opposed to the laddies they hoover up at a young age then spit out to every other Scottish team.

That wasn’t what Collins was saying though.

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