Alan Main details can be
Filipe Morais details can be found here
|No picture available||Jonatan Johansson||JJ||34-yr old ex-Rangers, Charlton and Hibs striker, the Finnish internationalist was without a club at the start of the 2009-10 season. Saints offered him training facilities and that turned into a short-term contract at the end of October until the New Year. Made his debut against United in the 2-1 CIS Cup win. Scored one goal - the winner at Tynecastle a month later.
Left at the end of the year
|Stephen Doris||Striker who joined the groundstaff in June 2005. Made his first team debut as a sub against Stranraer on 26/11/2005. Signed a new 1-yr contract in May 2006, another a year later and signed a 1yr deal in May 2008. Had loan spells at Montrose and Arbroath. Failed to make much impact and was freed in 2009 - signed for Arbroath later that summer.|
|Derek Holmes||Sherlock||30-yr old former Jambo and Ross Co striker, the 6ft tall player joined Saints in summer 2008 on a 1yr deal after impressing in a pre-season training camp following a spell at Rotherham. Not exactly the quickest of players, but knows where to find the target. Turned down a new deal in the summer of 2009 and moved to Queen of the South|
|Graham Barrett||27yr old ex-Bairn who signed in Feb 2009 for the rest of the season. Been an Irish internationalist with seven caps and played regularly for Falkirk over the last three years or so. Failed to make an impact and was released in 2009.|
|Kevin James||Le Freak||29-yr old 6ft 7 tall defender who despite skippering the Weans in 2004-05 turned down a new deal in May to sign a 2-yr contract with Saints. Two spells at Falkirk and one at the Jambos, Airdrie and Morton have seen him torment Saints continually over the years. Skipper of Saints and signed a new 2-yr deal in May 2007. Injury limited his appearances and after a successful loan spell at Ayr was released at the end of the 2008-09 campaign, returning to Ayr on a permanent deal.|
|Alan Morgan||24yr old Edinburgh born left midfielder / back who joined Saints in August 2008 on a loan deal until the end of the year from Kilmarnock who he joined from ICT in Dec 2007 ironically choosing them over Saints. Returned in December after barely making an appearance. Not suited as a left-back anyway.|
|Stephen Kerr||Left-sided player who can play midfield or up front. Made his first team debut in the 3-1 defeat at Forthbank on 23/04/08. Signed a 6 month contract in May 2008. Freed in Dec 2008.|
|Nick McKoy||21yr old ex-Cardiff and MK Dons midfielder. Had a trial in the summer2008 and came back in August 2008 to sign a deal until the end of the year. At 6ft 2 he adds a physical presence to the midfield.
Made six appearances but chances were limited and no extension offered. Left in Dec 2008.
|David Weatherston||Mullet||20yr old pacy striker who signed a 2yr contract in June 2007 after an impressive season where he finished top scorer at Queen's Park. After failing to start many games and falling down the pecking order he was allowed to leave in August 2008 and moved to Queen of the South.|
|Rocco Quinn||Rocco van Nistelrooy||22yr old attacking midfielder signed on loan from Sellik on Aug 31
2007. Loan goes through to Xmas with a view to a permanent deal.
Impressed when on loan at Killie last season and despite not breaking
through to the Sellik side yet comes with a good reputation.
Had a good loan spell with us but despite Saints and the player wanting to make it permanent a 250K price tag from Sellik killed the deal off. He still managed to return on an "emergency" loan in Feb 08 though and scored some great goals - no move followed up in the summer. Had spells all over the place before signing for QoS in summer 2009.
|Gordon O'Brien||U-19 keeper. Born in 1989 he's come through the youth ranks. Had a spell on loan at Berwick but released in 2008.|
|Adam Monaghan||17yr old defender who joined the groundstaff in Jan 2007. Made his first team debut in the 3-1 defeat at Forthbank on 23/04/08 coming off the bench. Released in May 2008|
|Johnathon Fairbairn||18yr old centre-half. Released in May 2008|
|Darren Wilcox||Left-back joined groundstaff in summer 2007. Released in May 2008|
|Bobby Barr||Winger who joined groundstaff for 2006-07. Freed in May 2008 and signed for Albion Rovers. Div 3 player of the year and doing well there.|
|Greg Cameron||19yr old midfielder who came through the Dundee Utd youth ranks and got a Scotland U21 cap. Joined Saints on loan in Jan 2008 until the end of the season. Injury and poor performance limited his appearances. Returned to United at the end of the season.|
|Daniel McBreen||30-yr old former Falkirk striker, the Australian was brought in in Jan 2008 from Scunthorpe Utd on a deal until the end of the season. Made his debut off the bench against Scumdee on 02/01/08. Suffered from injury but returned to score in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup in April. Wasn't offered a long-term deal though and released in May 2008|
|Andy Lawrie||27-yr old right-sided defender who spend decades at Falkirk before being freed in May 2006. A month later he linked up with Owen Coyle again at Saints and signed a 2-yr deal. Released in 2008 after failing to hold down a starting slot and suffering from a neck injury|
|Allan McManus||Chalky||31-yr old defender who has spells at Hearts amongst others before joining Airdrie. Signed a 2-yr deal with Saints in May 2006. Released in May 2008 and signed for Morton at the end of that month.|
|Kevin Cuthbert||The Cat||Young keeper taken on to Saints books as a
youth signing in May 98. Made his debut as a 17-yr old for the first
team in the pre-season friendly against Norwich on 15/07/2000.
Signed an extension to his current deal in Jan 2001 to take him through to the summer of 2003 and after Main's injury made several SPL appearances during 2001-2002.
No1 keeper for most of 2002-03 and signed a new 2-yr deal in May 2003. Despite being on the bench for most of 2004-05 signed a 1-yr deal in May 2005 with another one following in May 2006. Unfortunately sidelined by the reintroduction of Alan Main and was eventually released in May 2008, signing for Morton later in the summer.
Gordon fae Letham
|32-yr old Macedonian Liam Gallacher clone who had a
spell at Raith and Livvy. A left-back / midfielder, he's known for shall
we say the physical nature of his play. With 2 international caps to his
career, he signed a 1-yr deal with Saints just prior to the start of the
2005-06 season with another 1yr extension following for the 2006-07
campaign and the same again in 2007-08.
Released at the end of the 2007-08 season and moved to East Fife where he signed a 2-yr contract
|Jamie McCluskey||Jinky||19yr old winger / midfielder who signed in June 2007 on
a 1yr deal after turning down a contract extension at Hibs. Short (only
5ft 7) but a good ball player and famous for being the youngest player
to play in the SPL when he came on as a 16yr old for the Easter Road
Freed at the end of the season after a horrendous time with injury.
|Barry Wilson||36yr old midfielder who joined Saints from Caley Thistle on a 28-day emergency loan on 29/02/2008. Played a few games then left again. Now at QoS|
|Sean Lynch||21yr old full back / midfielder who plays on the right side. Limited first team appearances for Hibs and joined Saints on a 28-day emergency loan on 29/02/2008. Injured in his first game and returned to Hibs|
|Willie McLaren||Ooor Wullie||21-yr old winger who joined in a 3yr deal in August
2006 for a five-figure sum. Previously at Airdrie, he was highly thought
of but had begun to go stale before the move to Saints. Tricky player
who scores as many goals as he makes.
Struggled to get in the side and with a poor reputation in training and unable to show the skills we signed him for, he was released from his contract in January 2008 eventually moving to Clyde.
23yr old 6ft 4 Dutch striker signed a 1yr contract with
Saints on June 8th 2007 after being released by Aberdeen but impressing
during a loan spell at the Scum in the second-half of the 2006-07 season
where he scored 5 in six games.
|Willie Dyer||17-yr old left-sided player. Joined the groundstaff in
June 2004. Made his first-team debut against Raith in March 2005 on the
left wing and two weeks later signed a new 1-yr deal with another one
following in May 2006. Only a few appearances in 2006-07 but another 1yr
Had a spell at Brechin on loan in late 2007 and with Goran entrenched at left-back he made the deal permanent in January 2008
|Neil McCallum||Groundstaff player for 2005-06. Young striker who had a
good spell in the reserves and made his debut for the first team off the
bench against Accies in April 2006. Signed a new 1-yr contract in May
2006. Went on loan to Alloa in August 2006 for the season
Released in Jan 2008 and signed for Forfar.
|John Stewart||Steptoe||22yr old striker, formerly of Sheepville, who signed on a 6-month loan deal from Falkirk. Did sod all and was pretty poor - sent back to Falkirk then went straight on loan to QoS.|
|Kenny Deuchar||Doctor Goals||27yr old Gr£tna striker who's out of favour with
the so-called dream team. 6ft 3 target man and a qualified doctor, he
signed on August 30th on a loan deal until December. He spends every
Wednesday working at a hospital in Wishaw saving Wegies.
Scored his first Saints goal in the Challenge Cup at Dingwall on 05/09/07 and banged in his last on Dec 1st against Partick after a more than successful loan spell. Not someone we'd be sad to see return to McDiarmid.
And as of June 2009 following a spell in the States and at Accies, he returned on a 1yr contract - see Kenny Deuchar for his up-to-date profile.
|Sandy Stewart||Former Airdrie player and manager, he came on board as no2 to Owen Coyle in Feb 2007 following the departure of Jim Weir to Montrose. Took over from Owen for the 2007 Challenge Cup Final after the former left for Burnley and after winning the trophy opted to join his former boss as his number 2 at Burnley.|
|Owen Coyle||Doc OC
|Former Airdrie, Bolton, Arabs
and everybody bloody else striker, was appointed at the age of 38 as
Saints manager on a 2-yr contract on April 15th 2005. Always a hate
figure amongst Saints fans when he played against us there's no doubting
he has a wealth of knowledge of the game and has been co-manager at
Falkirk and assistant at Airdrie as well as looking after the Utd
reserves. Either way you look at it his appointment was a big gamble.
After a successful first season signed an extension in April 2006 through to May 2009 with another a year later to 2010.
Unfortunately it wasn't enough to stop the lure of England and when Championship club Burnley came calling in November 2007 he left to take over the managerial reins there on the 22nd. Still at least he leaves with all the best after giving us two semi-finals and almost the title in 2006-07.
|Simon Mensing||Si, Gunther||24-yr old right-back signed on a 2-yr contract in June
2005 after some highly-praised performances for Clyde over the previous
two seasons. Can play in defence or midfield on the right side.
After 2 good years at Saints, quit to go to the slums of Motherwell in May 2007. Failed to do much and was on loan to Accies by Xmas then signed for them.
|Jason Scotland||26-yr old Trinidad and Tobago internationalist who
signed a 2yr deal in August 2005 under controversial circumstances.
Previously at Dundee Utd, he lost his work permit appeal and left the
club. Saints decided to try their own appeal won it and signed him that
day much to the annoyance of our Tayside neighbours. A fast skilfull
Saints couldn't afford to keep him and in May 2007 joined Swansea then moved to Wigan in 2009.
|Mark Gallacher||Central defender who started for 2006-07. Freed in May 2007.|
|Bryn Halliwell||Geri||25-yr old former Wimbledon and Clyde keeper who signed a 1-yr deal with Saints in August 2006 following an unhappy season at Dunfermline. Started well but lost his place to Cuthbert then some whinging to the papers meant a departure was always on the cards and he left in May 2007 and signed for Accies|
|Neil Janczyk||Scrabble||Signed a 2-yr deal on 26th May 2005 but failed to make
an impact. Was told in July 06 to find a new club as he was out of the
manager's plans and moved to Raith on a 6-month loan deal that August.
Returned to Saints after Raith decided they didn't like him before a
loan move to Stranraer and being freed in May 2007. Bit of a waste
Signed for Brechin in July.
|Derek Lilley||32-yr old striker who's career has seen him go all over the place from Morton to Oxford, Leeds, Hearts and the Jambos before being freed by the Greenock club in Jan 2007 and signing for Saints until the summer. A target a while back for Sturrock and Coyle he elected to go to Dundee Utd and Livi instead. Made a few appearances off the bench but was released in May 2007 before signing for Stirling Albion|
|Jim Weir||Cap'n Jim(actually that's now Manager Jim)||Signed from Hearts in 1994
and is now captain of the team. Not the greatest of players but an
excellent motivator and dedicated - eg playing on v Scumdee with a
smashed nose. Rarely scores but has been one of the surprises of the
return to the Premier with a string of excellent performances. Proved
his loyalty to Saints by signing a new 3 year deal in April 98 then
suffered an Achilles injury which has kept him on the sidelines since
then but is back in reserve action.
Had his testimonial in May 2004 and on the 26th was appointed no2 to John Connolly which meant hanging up his boots. Appointed caretaker when Connolly was sacked in April 2005 and returned to the assistant's role when Owen Coyle took charge, extending his contract through to May 2009.
After 12 and a half years with Saints he left in February 2007 with everyone's best wishers, to take up the manager's reins at Montrose. One of the most loyal and best servants Saints have ever had. Was sacked there but took over at Arbroath in 2009.
|Stephen Dobbie||Dobs||Ex-TFOD youth striker whose who went to Hibs and then
after much negotiation came to Saints on loan in Jan 2005 until the
summer. A successful spell and a desire to stay saw the striker sign a
2-yr contract in May 2005 - but had a very poor 2005-06 season. Was told
in July 06 to find a new club as he was out of the manager's plans
especially after coming back to pre-season overweight and a month later
joined Dumbarton on a 6-month long loan deal.
Didn't look any better when he returned and moved to QoS on Jan 5th 2007, then onto Swansea and Blackpool.
|A 38yr old central midfielder. Born in Manchester, he played for Clyde in 2004-05 and was given a trail in July 2005 playing against the Pars. Signed a 1-yr deal not long after. A hard-tackling midfielder he had a great first season and signed a new 1yr contract in June 2006. Travelling and first team opportunities though meant a parting of the ways and he left in Jan 2007 on a free to join local club Barrow.|
Ryan the Rocket
|17-yr old Scots central midfielder from Ayrshire signed
from Chelsea on a 2-year deal in March 2002.
Made his debut in the 2002-03 pre-season friendlies and got his first goal for Saints against Peterhead. Has a nice dragon tattoo hence the nickname and a tendency to wear white Essex-style boots. Signed a 2-year deal in May 2004 and after a lot of delays a further 1yr deal in July 2006. Failed to make much of an impression and went out on loan to Ayr within a month with the deal turning into a permanent one on Jan 2nd 2007 as he signed a 3 1/2 year contract with the Somerset Park side. Signed for Hearts in Feb 2009.
|Paul Lawson||22yr old midfielder who joined on loan from TFOE in
August 2006 until the end of the year. Plays through the middle and has
been capped by Scotland U-21s.
Injury and 2 red cards curtailed his appearances but looked good on the ball and scored a cracking goal against QoS. Left at the end of his loan period before going on loan at start of 2007 to St Midden. Freed in the summer to sign for Ross Co
|No picture available||Blair Hutton||Youth keeper who played on the bench at the start of the 2005-06 campaign - never made the grade.|
|Johnny Black||Left-sided player on the groundstaff for 2005-06
season. Played several times for the U-19s and reserves.
Left by mutual consent in Sept 2006.
|Derek Young||Former Aberdeen and Pars midfielder, the 26yr old signed a one-month contract in August 2006 after appearing as a trialist in the opening league game. At the end was offered a deal until Xmas but opted to leave in search of longer-term options - signing for Partick that month before returning to the Sheep a year later.|
|Matt Glennon||27-yr old keeper signed from Falkirk on Jan 27 2006 until the summer. Previously at Carlisle and Hull - was first choice for most of the 2nd half of the season but rejected a contract extension to go to Huddersfield..|
|Paddy Deery||15-yr old defender / midfielder who joined the groundstaff in June 2004. Freed in May 2006.|
|Ross Fox||Left-winger who joined the groundstaff in June 2005 Freed in May 2006.|
|Kevin Fotheringham||Fozzy||29-yr old ex-bloody everybody left-sided midfielder/defender. Not the shyest of players. Joined from Clyde in the swap deal that took Eddie Malone the other way. Signed a 2-yr deal on August 25th 2004 and scored on his debut against Raith 3 days later. Had some injury problems for a while and failed to establish himself in the squad with a free transfer coming in May 2006. Signed for Raith Rovers in July then moved to E Fife|
|John Henry||Zippy||Ex-Falkirk midfielder given training facilities for the
summer of 2005. Played in some pre-season games and won a 1-month
contract at the end of July.
Signed a 1-yr deal on August 18th 2005 but freed the following summer moving to QoS and left end of 2006.
|Ryan McCann||Ex-TFOE youngster who had a spell at Saints in 2002 on
loan from the unwashed, scoring 3 goals in 17 games. Ended up moving to
Hartlepool but signed a 2-year deal with Saints on transfer deadline day
on Aug 31st 2004. Injuries curtailed his appearances and he was freed in
Signed for Clyde in August 2006, had a year there and moved to QoS in Jan 2008.
|Jamie Winter||20-yr old ex-Leeds midfielder signed on loan in Jan 2006 until the summer from Aberdeen. He's the son of Gordon Winter who played at Saints from 1985-87. Had a decent debut but failed to establish himself and went back to Pittodrie at the end of the season.|
|Mark Campbell||Sparky||27-yr old centre-half freed by the Weans in May 2005,
the former Ayr player cost the Bairns £90,000. Signed a 1yr deal
with Saints on 12th May with a 12-month option included.
Red cards and injury curtailed his appearances and in Jan 2006 he signed for Raith Rovers.
|David Hannah||Ravey Davey
|30-yr old defensive midfielder who started out at the
Arabs before heading to Parkhead. Spent 2003-04 at Ross County before
being released by mutual consent. Signed a 2-yr deal with Saints in June
2004 and appointed club captain.
Faded under Owen Coyle's reign and in Jan 2006 was paid off and released early from his contract. Spells at Bury and Brechin followed
|Steve McManus||Scotland U-16 cap, this central midfielder was taken on
under the YTS scheme in May 2003. Played a few games for the first team
in the 2004-05 pre-season. Hard working but skilful player.
Scored his debut first team goal at Broadwood on 22/03/05. Signed a new 1-yr deal in April 2005, but failed to establish himself in the first team and was released in Jan 2006 to sign for Montrose. Last seen playing in the juniors.
|Mark Paston||28-yr old former Walsall and Bradford keeper who signed a 1-yr deal in August 2005 following a long trial period. He's a 6ft5" tall Kiwi internationalist. Played a few howlers before picking up a shoulder injury and had his contract cancelled in Jan 2006.|
|Scott Paterson||Central defender who had spells at Arabs and Partick
interrupted by injury. Brought in on trial ahead of the 2005-06 campaign
After a lengthy trial period signed a short-term deal in Sept 05 through ot Jan 06. A bad injury at Dens ended his chances of an extension and he left in Dec 05.
|David Bagan||27-yr old left-sided
midfielder who played under John Connolly at Queen of the South. Signed
a pre-contract agreement with Saints in January 2005, with a summer move
anticipated..in the end QoS allowed him to move to Perth on Jan 31st.
Only made 4 starts and after Connolly's departure was out the picture - released from his contract in August 2005. Moved to Dumbarton in 2006
|Mark Baxter||Beaky||Right-back from Perth taken onto the groundstaff in
July 2001. Regular U-21 appearances in 2002-03 and made the first team
squad for the trip to Dingwall in November 2002.
First team debut in the 1-0 defeat to Falkirk on 30/11/02. First goal came at Airdrie in the 3rd round of the cup on 25/01/03.
Called up to the Scotland U-19s in April 2003 and signed a 2-yr extension that month to 2005, followed by another 6-month deal in May 2005. In the end though he didn't make the grade and signed for Cowdenbeath at the end of August where he won a 3rd Div championship medal in his first season.
|Robert Sloan||21-yr old left-winger who
signed an 18-month deal with Saints in a move from Hearts in Jan 2005.
Brought through the Tynecastle Youth scheme he had 15 starts for the
Gorgie side and an impressive spell on loan to Alloa.
With chances limited under Owen Coyle he left by mutual consent in August 2006 and joined Alloa before moving to Raith.
|Joe Arnott||U-18 third choice keeper.|
|Craig Samson||Delilah||20-yr old Scotland U-21 keeper signed from Killie on a loan deal on 31/12/04 until the summer of 2005. Famous for being kicked out of the international squad for breaking curfew. Loan wasn't extended and he was freed by Killie in the summer - spells all over the place ended in a move to Dingwall in summer 2006 then to Dens in 2007.|
|Paul Bernard||Tampax||Ex-Oldham and Aberdeen midfielder, the 30-yr old
impressed in a trial in July 2003. A couple of goals in a friendly at
Forfar saw him sign a 1-yr contract 2 days later. Signed a new 1-yr deal
on May 13th 2004.
After a year out through injury he rejected a new pay-per-play deal and left in May 2005. Signed for Drogheda in Ireland in July.
|Stephen Fraser||Chippy||Young left-sided defender who made his first-team debut
for Saints in May 2004 against Queen of the South after featuring
regularly for the reserves over the season. Signed a 1-yr deal on May
Farmed out to Arbroath on loan in Nov 2004 and then to Montrose for the 2nd half of the season. Was released in May 2005.
|Peter Haugen||17-yr old left winger. Joined the groundstaff in June 2004. Released in 2005.|
Flash - after a Saints star of the 50s
|Left back from Clydebank. Joined the groundstaff in the
Summer of 1999. After playing for the U-21s got his first call up to the
first team in Sept 2000. Made his debut as sub in the 3-0 defeat by Hibs
Signed an extension to his current deal in Jan 2001 to take him through to the summer of 2003. Made his first starting debut against TFOE on 14/03/01 and was named MoM after an impressive performance. - the next Callum Davison?
Scored his first top team goal on 28/12/02 against Alloa.
Signed a new 1-yr deal in May 2003 and another in May 2004. Failed to establish himself though and despite showing some form was freed in May 2005 - signing for Stirling Albion later that summer.
|Ian Maxwell||Maxie||Signed from Ross County on 16th May 2002 in a 2-yr
deal, the 27-yr old defender was a popular player with the Dingwall side
and turned down SPL-bound Partick Fissell to join Saints.
Plays as a left-sided centre-half, he signed a new 1yr deal in June 2004.
With no offer coming from Saints and having turned 30, he signed a pre-contract to move to St Midden and left Saints in May 2005.
|Sean Webb||Spidey||21yr old from N Ireland who spent 4 years at Ross
County before signing a 1-yr deal with Saints in June 2004. Plays at the
right-side of the centre of defence. Been capped by N Ireland at U-21
Failed to establish himself and was released in May 2005 - resigned for Ross County 2 months later.
|Blair Batchelor||16-yr old fullback / midfielder. Joined the groundstaff in June 2004. Freed in 2005 and went to Raith.|
|Martin Fotheringham||Foxy||Midfielder from Blairgowrie. Joined the groundstaff in
the Summer of 1999. Excellent ball winner and playmaker. First team
debut was as a sub against Aberdeen on April 27th 2001. Signed a new
2-year deal in January 2002. Jan 2003 saw him set to head to Brechin on
loan until the summer but Saints called this off at the last minute.
Deal eventually went through on Jan 4th. Returned in May.
Scored first first-team goal on Aug 9th 2003. Signed a new 1-yr deal in May 2004, but eventually was released a year later.
Signed for Montrose in June 2005 and moved to join Mixu at Cowdenbeath a year later.
|David Cowan||22-yr old right-back signed until the summer of 2005 on 19/01/05 after a spell at Motherwell where a long-term injury prevented him making the full breakthrough. Inconsistent form led to him being released in May 2005 then ending up at Ross County before being punted by them and joining Gretna in Feb 2007 and moving to the Scum a year layer.|
|Chris Hay||Postie||28-yr old ex-Celtic, Swindon
and Huddersfield striker signed for nowt in August 2002 until
mid-January 2003 after a 2-week trial at the club to prove his fitness.
After an excellent scoring start extended the deal in Nov 2002 until the end of the 2002-03 season before a hernia injury caused him some problems.
Signed a new 1-yr deal in April 2003 and another in May 2004 before being released in May 2005. Scored plenty of goals but age and fitness were against him. Signed for Stirling Albion in August 2005.
|John Connolly||Legendary ex-Saintee from the Ormnond era who took over
as manager on May 3rd 2004 after four years in charge at Queen of the
South with a 2-year contract.
Sacked in April 2005 after 39 games in charge, following a disappointing season which saw Saints struggling at the bottom end of the table and having only won one game in 2005. Always a likable man and a playing hero it was sad to see him sacked in such a way - though it has to be said that the decision was the right one.
|Jordan Tait||24-yr old English-born ex-Ayr and Ross County defender.
Plays on the right-side and signed for Saints in July 2004 on a 1-yr
deal. Failed to make an impression and left by mutual consent in March
Signed for Berwick in June 2005.
|Michael Moore||Screech||23-yr old 6 foot 2 tall foot
tall Stranraer striker who was voted 2003-04 Third Division Player of
the Year and banged in 24 goals in 31 appearances. Signed a 3-year deal
on 08/07/04 and cost us £35,000. Started banging in the goals in
the 2004-05 pre-season friendlies.
Unfortunately due to various things (ie a shite midfield) that form didn't carry onto the season proper and in March 2005 he rejoined Stranraer. Always gave 100% for the team. Moved to Ayr then onto Dumbarton in Jan 2008.
|Stephen McConalogue||Stallion||Allegedly well-endowed 23-yr
old right-sided striker signed in July 2004 after being freed by Clyde.
Formerly at the Arabs he's a nippy wee bugger.
Failed to really get his Saints career going and in Jan 2005 headed back west to join Partick.
|Lee Hardy||22-yr old 6-foot tall left-winger. Born in Preston, he
had a spell at Oldham before moving to Ayr. Released by them in May
2004, he was John Connoly's first signing when he put pen to paper on a
1-yr contract on June 1st 2004.
After losing his first team place, he moved on in Jan 2005 after being released from his contract. Signed for Accies but was forced to retire in 2006 at the age of 24 due to a persistent ankle injury.
|Allan McGregor||RobRoy||22-yr old Huns signed on 10/08/04 in time to let 3 in against Alloa. Came on loan until Dec 2004 and left with our best wishes after some excellent performances including 6 clean sheets in a row|
|Jamie McQuilken||Jazza||Ex-Falkirk and loads of others left-sided wing-back who
signed for Saints after being released by the Sheep in January 2004.
Signed an 18-month contract.
After it became clear he'd struggle to fit into the new 4-4-2 formation for the 2004-05 season, Jazza went to Gretna on loan until December - move was made permanent on Dec 11th. Last seen at QoS.
|Craig Nelson||Nelly||32-yr old ex-Partick / Jambos and most
recently Ayr keeper who signed a 1-yr deal on 28/05/03. Highly rated
amongst the Ayr fans.
Had a few appearances in the 2003-04 season and signed a new 1-yr deal in May 2004. - Went on loan to Brechin in Aug 2004 until the end of Dec and made the move permanent, signing a 2 1/2 year deal with them.
|Alan Mahood||31-yr old ex-Everybody midfielder who signed on Aug
31st 2004 until the end of the year. He was released last summer after 4
years at Killie following 2 spells at Morton.
Made a few first team appearances but moved back to Morton in November 2004 - freed by them in May 2005
|Colin Marshall||Swampy||19-yr old right winger. Born in Glasgow, he went to
Villa as a 17yr old. But after spending 2003-04 on loan to Clyde he
signed a 1-year deal with Saints on 16/06/04.
It didn't work out and at the end of August his contract was terminated by mutual consent. Signed a 3-month deal with Falkirk in October which was extended until the end of the season before they twigged he was useless as well and released him in May 2005. Went to airdrie but only lasted a month there before Stranraer and then the Scum in Jan 2006. Vanished.
|Edward Malone||Bugsy||16-yr old left-sided midfielder from Edinburgh taken
onto the groundstaff in May 2002. Already capped at Scotland U-18 level.
Making good progress in the U-21s in 2002-03.
Made his first team debut on 26/04/2003 against St Midden as a 2nd half sub. Signed a new 1-year deal in July 2003. Scored his first top team goal against QoS on 9th August 2003.
Signed a 1-yr extension to his contract in January 2004. Was swapped for Kevin Fotheringham in August 2004 and went to Clyde. Moved to St Midden in summer 2007 to improve his thuggery but wasnt good enough and ended up at Scumdee in 2008.
|Simon Donnelly||Sid||28-yr old striker /
midfielder signed on a free in August 2003 on a 1-yr deal. Started his
career at Celtic before heading south for 4 yrs at Sheff Wed where his
appearances were limited by injury. Has 10 Scotland caps
Left Saints in limbo in summer 2004 before signing a 1-yr deal with the Pars - moved to Partick in summer 2006.
|26-yr old full-back who signed on June 3rd 2002 in a
2-year contract. Can play either side but is preferred on the right hand
side of midfield.
Scored his debut goal for Saints on 13/07/02 in a friendly against Stirling Albion.
Failed to agree terms on a new contract and left in May 2004. Signed for Ross County but only lasted a year before heading to Hamilton where he spent another year before moving to Partick
|Mixu Paatelainen||70-caps for the 36-yr old
Finnish striker whose done the rounds of most clubs. Bulky target man
he's featured for the Sheep, Arabs, Bolton and 2 spells at Hibs. Signed
for Saints on a 1-yr deal on 19/05/2003 as both player and first-team
Scored 11 goals over the season but when only offered a playing deal under the new boss left in May 2004. Still the best looking nun we've ever had! Signed a deal as player-coach with St Midden
Moved onto Cowdenbeath as player-manager in August 2005 and then onto managerial job in Finland. Returned in 2008 to take over as manager of Hibs.
|Brian McLaughlin||Wee Brian
|29-yr old left winger signed a 1-yr deal in May 2003.
Played at QoS recently and before that at Ayr, Wigan and TFOE (well
After a good season, wanted substantial increase on the terms offered for a new deal. Saints didn't cough up and he left.
|Paddy Connolly||Paddy Thingy - mainly because no-one ever
Lazarus - comeback king.
|£300,000 signing from Airdrie in March 1998, 27yr
old Connolly is yet another ex-Arab to join up again with Sturrock in
Perth. Having been tracked by Saints for a while, injury kept him out of
the first team but his form has been found sadly lacking in the Premier
Since August 1999 has been sent on loan to various clubs as Saints try to offload the player.
August 2000 - after a few months back at McD he's off on loan to Ayr Utd.
May 2001 - signed a new 3-year deal - 2nd coming? Made a few appearances this season and even scored the odd goal.
Told in May 2004 he would'nt get a new deal. Signed a 1-yr deal with Ayr a month later then moved to Stirling 12 months later. From there he moved into a player-coach role with Brechin City under Michale O'Neill in May 2006. Moved on a year later to take on the assistant manager role at Albion Rovers.
|Keigan Parker||Nosey - well it's better than Lady Penelope!||The star striker of the Young Saints despite the dodgy
first name. Willing to run at defenders with the ball and get stuck in.
Debuted in May 1999 and in Nov 2000 signed an extension to his current
deal to keep him at the club until 2004. Easily one of the best young
prospects in the game and likely to move on before too long.
Confirmed in April 2004 he was leaving Saints in the summer and left in May. Signed a 12-month deal with Blackpool in June.
|Craig Johnston||16-yr old midfielder from Perth taken onto the
groundstaff in May 2002. Already capped at Scotland U-18 level.
Freed in May 2004
|Neil Gibson||16-yr old full-back from Perth taken onto the
groundstaff in May 2002.
Freed in May 2004
|32-yr old ex-Killie and Airdrie defender who signed a
1-yr deal in June 2002. A former Scotland B cap he's a very experienced
Signed a new 1-yr deal in April 2003. Left in May 2004, announcing his retirement from full-time football - then confirmed it by signing for St Midden a month later!!! Finally retired in 2006.
|Rudi Vata||Shellsuit Bob||34-yr old Albanian midfielder/defender who played for Sellik yonks ago. Signed for Saints in Jan 2004 until the end of the season. Left Saints in May 2004.|
|Billy Stark||Starkers||44yr old ex-Aberdeen, St
Midden and Sellik player, he was Tommy Burns assistant at both Killie
and Celtic before trying management on his own at Morton where he was
sacked as the Greenock club flirted with bankruptcy. Took over as a
surprise appointment at McDiarmid on 05/10/01 with a 3-year contract.
Sacked in April 2004 after failing to get promotion again. Never a popular manager the best you could say about him is that he tried his best.
Took over as Queens Park boss in August 2004, then as Scotland U21 boss in Jan 2008.
|Paul Lovering||27-yr old left-sided defender who started at Clydebank
before moving to Hibs then Ayr.Signed a 1-yr deal with Saints on
02/06/03. No-nonsense tackler.
After a spell of injury and the signing of McQuilken he moved to Airdrie Utd in Jan 2004.
|Stuart McCluskey||Chopper - an enthusiastic tackler.||4th choice defender behind
Weir, Kernaghan, and Dods but with injuries and suspensions has made
several appearances this season. Was a regular in the Scotland U-21
setup although confidence is a problem.
Left in August 2003 after injury and failure to make the breakthrough to the first team on a regular basis. Had a spell at Clyde before signing a 2-yr deal with Morton in May 2004. Moved to the Scum in 2005 but after a good spell ruining their season quit to head for Australia in summer 2006.
|Alistair Stevenson||Ex-Rangers youth coach brought to McD by ex-manager
John McLelland and the man attributed with the amazing results of the
Saints youth policy (unless your name is Alex Totten of course). Has
helped to revolutionise the set-up behind the scenes at McD with the
addition of several youth teams.
Turned down a new contract in June 2003 to return to teaching and left the club after 10 years.
|Stuart Noble||Cher!!!!||Born in Gala and signed on
loan until the end of the season on 31/01/2003. 6ft tall, 18-yr old who
was taken on as a youngster by Fulham. Scored 27 goals last year and 19
so far this year for their youth and reserve teams.
Scored his first goal for Saints against QoS on Feb 8th after coming on as a sub. A few more before the end of the season but left in May 2003.
|Grant Murray||25-yr old former Jambo who signed under Bosman in June
2001 on a 2-year deal. Six years at the Edinburgh club he can play
left-sided defence or midfield or centre-half - Adaptable in otherwords.
An ever-present in his debut season, left in May 2003 after being offered reduced terms and went to Partick before switching to Killie.
|Paul Hartley||JR - author of some great fishing books.||Born in 1976, the
ex-Hamilton, Raith and Millwall right midfielder signed from Hibs in
July 2000 for £200,000 on a 3-yr contract.
Pissed off in May 2003 to the Jambos when he realised 1st Division life didn't fit in with his financial style, then suddenly seemed good enough to be an international and moved to TFOE.
|No picture available||Euan Hall||16-yr old midfielder taken onto the groundstaff in May
2002. Son of the legendary Henry
Contract not renewed in May 2003.
|Danny Noon||16-yr old attacker taken onto the groundstaff in May
Contract not renewed in May 2003.
|Kieran Guy||Left Winger|
|Stewart Orr||Central midfielder|
|Ryan Witkowski||Right winger|
|No picture available||David Scott|
|Davie Dods||Scotland U-15 left-back. Son of ex-Arab and Elephant
Man of the same name. Taken on to the groundstaff in May 2000.
|Frazer Briggs||16-yr old centre-half from Yoker.Taken on to the
groundstaff in May 2000.
|No picture available||David Greenhill||16-yr old midfielder from Edinburgh taken onto the
groundstaff in May 2002. Already capped at Scotland U-18 level.
Contract not renewed in May 2003.
|Steven McDonald||Midfielder taken onto the groundstaff in July 2001.
Contract not renewed in May 2003.
|Colin Strickland||Coco||Youth striker. A regular in the U-21s in the 2002-03
season. 17-yr old, he got both goals in the 2-1 Reserve League Cup Final
win in May 2003.
Contract not renewed in May 2003 and signed for Hearts.
|Steven McIntyre||Centre-half taken onto the groundstaff in July 2001.
Contract not renewed in May 2003.
|Martin Maher||Gizmo||17-yr old midfielder from Auchterarder. Taken on to the
groundstaff in May 2000 and usually plays on the right wing.
Made his first team debut as a sub in the SPL against the Dons on Feb 2nd 2002 and his first start a week later at Dens where he was named Man of the Match.
Signed a new 1 year deal in May 2002.
Contract not renewed in May 2003. Went to Forfar.
|Emmanuel Panther||Scotland U-15 midfielder from Glasgow and the player
with the coolest name at Saints (actually his real name is Ezenwa
'Emmanuel' Panther but who cares). Taken on to the groundstaff in May
2000. Tipped for very big things.
Made his first team debut in the Clyde friendly in July 2001 and his SPL debut as a sub against Motherwell on 09/03/2002. Signed a new 1 year deal in May 2002.
Contract not renewed in May 2003. Signed for Partick Thistle. In summer 2005 he headed to York City.
|Marc McCulloch||Marco||Another youngster playing regularly in the
left-back position for the reserves. Signed a 1-year contract in May 98.
Entered the first team picture with a subs place at Fir Park in Dec 98
and made a few more appearances at the start of season 2000-2001 in
Signed an extension to his current deal in Jan 2001 to take him through to the summer of 2003. Gained notoriety in May 2001 for smashing up several cars in Edinburgh whilst under the influence - enough to guarantee him his own cult song anyway.
Contract not renewed in May 2003. Signed for Brechin City. Ended up moving to Morton in summer 2004.
|David McClune||Troy||Right-back who made his name with the U-18 and U-21
sides in 2000-01. Made his full debut in a friendly against
Middlesbrough on 08/03/01 and his competitive debut against Hibs on
Signed a 2-year extension on 21/04/01 which will keep him at Saints until summer 2003 - scored his first goal for the first team in the 3-2 defeat by the Arabs at the end of May 2001.
Contract not renewed in May 2003. Went to Forfar for 3 years then onto Alloa.
|Simon Miotto||34-yr old Australian keeper signing on
31/01/03 until the end of the season. Formerly the goalkeeping coach at
Raith he was freed by them last summer. Spells at Scunthorpe and other
English clubs before that.
Contract not renewed in May 2003.
|Billy Kirkwood||The Janny||Ex-Dundee Utd player and manager and youth coach at
Ibrox. Came to Perth in Sept 98 as assistant to new boss Sandy Clark,
from being assistant at Hull City.
3 years in the background meant he was appointed caretaker boss following Sandy Clark's sacking on 25th Sept 2001. Stayed there for a week and a bit before becoming Billy Starks assistant.
Left in May 2003 after cost cutting meant his contract wouldn't be renewed. Not going to be missed by the fans. Had a spell at Livi as coach before becoming assistant at Dunfermline.
|Craig Devlin||Youth keeper taken onto the groundstaff in July 2001. Freed in 2002 and joined Ross County.|
|Tommy Løvenkrands||Tommy Love, Great Dane||Legendary trialist from Roddy
Grants testimonial in Nov 99, it took until May 2000 before the Danish
left winger signed a 3-yr deal in a move from AB Copenhagen. Still he
made a big impression in the testimonial game with his speed and
crossing ability - hopefully he'll turn it on for Saints.
Failed to do so and on March 29 2003 was reported as signing a pre-contract agreement to a 3-yr deal back in Denmark with Esbjerg. Move was confirmed 2 days later by Saints. Still once of the nice guys and you couldn't fault him for effort in his time here - all the best Tommy. Left on 17/04/03 before the season ended. Retired through injury in 2007 and is now a painter.
|Martin Lauchlan||Frankie-Boy - after Mr Wherezraburdz himself.||18-yr old winger, the younger brother of Killies Jim
Lauchlan. Signed a 4 year deal with Saints in May 99 from Partick
Thistle for £45,000 rising to £150,000 based on appearances.
Highly rated prospect and has already featured in the Scotland U-18
set-up. Scored his first goal for Saints against Shamrock Rovers in a
pre-season friendly on 15/07/99 - faded since and looks set to leave in
Headed to Dumbarton on loan in Dec 2001.
Eventually released on 17/04/03. Signed for Stenhousemuir in summer 2003.
|Craig Russell||Jack||26-yr old striker / left
sided player who signed on loan from Man City on 29/03/00 until the end
of the season. He played for Sunderland initially before a £1m move
to Maine Rd which seems to have turned sour.
Scored on his debut against Motherwell on 01/04/00. Then suffered a hamstring injury which ended his loan spell rather abruptly.
Eventually signed a 3-year contract on 11/07/2000. No fee was involved but has struggled with injury.Went on trial to Grimsby at the start of the 2002-03 season but returned to Saints. Left at the start of October 2002 "by mutual consent".
Summer 2003 signed a short-term deal with Carlisle.
|Graeme Jones||Goalden Graeme||29-yr old striker signed in
November 1999 from Wigan Athletic for £100,000. In 1997 he won the
FA Golden Boot with 33 goals over the season. Signed a 3-year contract.
Made his debut in the Sky match against Aberdeen on 21/11/99 and scored Saints equaliser.
3 years of almost constant injury saw him eventually leave in a 5-figure deal for Southend in July 2002..Last seen in 2004 banging them in for Boston Utd before moving to Bury and then signing for Clyde in Jan 2005. Moved to Accies in May 2005 but injury forced him to announce his retirement from playing in March 2006 and start coaching at Hamilton.
|Nick Dasovic||Dazza||A free signing from
Trelleborg, 27 year old Dasovic is a defensive midfielder with a crap
hairstyle / facial fuzz. Although of Croatian parents, Dazza is a 20-cap
Canadian internationalist and despite his failed rock star image is a
popular player with the support, mainly because he always gives 100%.
April 98 saw the player sign a new 2-year contract. Scored in the
semi-final against Hearts in the League Cup and in the Final and the
winner in the Parkhead win. Signed a new 2-yr contract in April 2000.
Left at the end of the 2001-02 season as Saints cut costs and the age of their squad. Now the coach of the U-21 Canada side.
|John Paul McBride||Pope - pretty obvious really.||20 year old attacking
midfielder. Joined Saints from Celtic in Feb 99 as Sandy Clarks first
signing for £200,000 on a 3 and a half year contract. Lack of
fitness has been a problem but he's undoubtedly talented.
Failed to establish himself in the first team and was freed in May 2002. Last seen on trial with Aarhus in Denmark. Had a season at Partick and in July 2004 went on trial with Morton. Overall it seems his lazy git attitude has been more of a problem than anything. Pity. Followed up with a spell at Stenhousemuir before joining Stirling.
|Henry Hall||Saints legendary star from the 70s is now the full-time
youth coach at McDiarmid having signed a 2-year contract in April 2000
to move up from a part time position.
Unfortunately became a victim of the cost-cutting following relegation in 2002 and was laid off.
|Left Winger / Midfielder. Signed a 3-year deal in
Summer 1999. Made his first team debut as sub against Norwich in a July
2000 pre-season friendly, then started against Celtic in March 2001.
Went to Stirling Albion on a month's loan in Jan 2002 which was extended until the end of the season. Freed by Saints in May 2002
Last heard of heading for Thailand to try his luck there.
|Paul Kane||Kano||34 year-old ex-Aberdeen, Hibs
and Oldham signed in the summer of 97 to give cover in midfield. One of
the ugliest players in the game, but a good hard player who can score
goals. Signed from Viking Stavanger in Norway where he had move from
Aberdeen under Bosman. 17.03.2000 saw Kane sign a new one-year contract.
Finally left Saints in March 2002 to join Alan Kernaghan at Clyde then retired a year later.
|Aaron Lofting||Central midfielder - seems to prefer to attack more
Left Saints in 2000 for East Fife but released by them in 2002. Sadly passed away in 2006 at the age of 24.
|Mark Lynch||Bet||20-yr old right-sided midfielder / defender signed in a
3-month loan deal from Man Utd in October 2001. Made his debut in the
2-1 defeat to the Pars on 27/10/01.
Despite being badly injured at Livingston just before Xmas he's extended the loan until the end of the season.
Left 2 games before the end after deciding against a move to us once we were relegated. Singularly failed to impress all season. Moved to Sunderland in summer 2004.
|Barry Thomson||Striker from Banknock. Joined the groundstaff in the Summer of 1999. Failed to make the grade and was freed in May 2002.|
|Benito Kemble||Benny||32-yr old Dutch defender released by Motherwell last
season. Signed a 1-yr contract with Saints on July 27th after a week's
Was released from his contract at the end of March 2002.
|Chris Conway||Centre-half from Barrhead. Joined the groundstaff in
the Summer of 1999.
Made his debut as a sub in the last game of the 1999-2000 season at Rugby Park. Also winner of that seasons "Pop" Cochrane award for best youngster.
Unfortunately didn't continue his progress and was freed in May 2002.
|Peter Lynch||16-yr old right winger from Fauldhouse.Taken on to the groundstaff in May 2000. Freed in May 2002.|
|David Noble||16-yr old striker from Paisley.Taken on to the groundstaff in May 2000. Freed in May 2002.|
|Rachid Djebaili||Deirdre - Think Coronation St.||Algerian internationalist. Apparently well-watched by
Saints the 26-yr old attacking midfielder was signed under Bosman on
16/07/2001 after a week's trial. Previously played in Switzerland and
last year for Noisy-le-Sec in France where he scored 10 goals in 29
Signed a 2-year deal in July 2001. Made his debut as a sub for Algeria in the France international that October.
Left in March 2002 after not really getting a chance with Saints and being deemed surplus to requirements by Stark. Last seen getting a trial with Union Berlin.
|Willie Falconer||Free Wullie||OAP and well-travelled
striker signed on a one-month deal on 10/08/01. Freed by Scumdee at the
end of last season the 35-yr old striker has bags of experience. Scored
his first goal for Saints against Killie a week later.
Signed an extension until the end of the season in September 2001. Left in March 2002 and now joined the Saints veterans side at Clyde.
|Sammy Youssouf||25-yr old Danish Striker
signed from Hvidovre until the end of the season on 19/01/02. Scored 83
goals in 180 games for the Danish 1st Division side. 6ft 1 and during
his trial scored in a bounce game against St Midden on 14/01/02.
Made his debut scoring Saints consolation in the 4-1 defeat to the Arabs on 22/01/02. With plenty of rumours about his hectic social life, injury kept him out for 9 weeks and he didnt want to hang about for the 1st Div campaign - left in May 2002.
|Ludovic Roy||24-yr old French keeper signed from St
Midden on loan until the end of the season in Feb 2002. One of the best
shot-stoppers in the 1st Division.
Played 2 games then broke his hand in training ending the loan period. Currently Scumdee keeper.
|No picture Available||Ross Currie||Ex-Rangers left-sided defender/midfielder who signed a short-term deal with Saints in Sept 2001. Did absolutely sod all and was released in May 2002. Moved to Arbroath.|
|Alan Miller||Windy||Signed from Blackburn in a 3-month loan
deal on 10/10/01 as cover for the injured Alan Main. 31-years old and
looks like a nutter. He's currently fourth choice at Ewood Park after
signing from WBA in Feb 2000.
After a good spell extended the loan by another 3 months to April 2002 but was recalled in Feb 2002 to Blackburn.
|Darren Jackson||Wacko - the new polite nickname||Well-travelled and a surprise signing at the start of
the 2001-2002 season on a 1-yr deal - been winning the fans over with a
bit of a hunger for the game.
Failed to start any games under Billy Stark after a couple of months out with a back injury and on 18/01/02 had his contract terminated by mutual consent - now an agent
|Sandy Clark||St. Sandy||Ex-Hamilton, Hearts and Partick manager who took over
from Judas Sturrock on Sept 7th 1998. A good reputation for bringing on
youngsters. At the press conference when he took over, he announced that
he wanted to play "attractive attacking football and win with flair".
51 days later Saints were in the League Cup Semi final having
lost one game but scored 23 goals !!!
Signed a 2-year extension in Dec 2000 but a run of only 2 wins in 24 games saw the board sack him in Sept 2001.
Sandy had been at the club for just over 3 years and whilst it's sad to see his managerial career with Saints end on such a sour note (especially after all the promise of a youth policy and sexy football), let's hope the fans remember some of the good times he brought us. A League Cup final, Scottish Cup semi-final, wins over both halves of the OF and of course the delights of Monaco and Vaasa in the UEFA Cup. Unfortunately poor relations with the fans meant that time wasn't on his side and a poor run of only 2 wins in 24 games in 2001 ended his career. The Temple wishes him well though and thanks for the memories of the cup final, that semi at Easter Rd and the best Saints party ever in O'Malleys Bar.
July 2003 got a job coaching the Pars and was punted from there in July 2004. Took over at Berwick Rangers in Oct 2004 then moved to the Pars and Aberdeen as assistant to the Two Jimmys.
|Mohamed Sylla||"Our Sylla" - as in Scouse ITV Star
|After impressing greatly at right-back in the
pre-season friendly against Norwich in July 2000, Saints signed the
Ivory Coast-born Guinee international days later. 23-yr old and with 6 "A"
caps for his country "Our" Sylla was previously with French
clubs Le Havre and Le Mans.
Signed a 3-year contract and made his competitive debuit against Rangers on 29/07/00 - turning into the major cult hero of the season so far although his best position is definitely in midfield.
After winning the player of the year award in the 2001 Tossas a decent performance in the opening match of the season at Parkhead saw Martin "Token Irishman" O'Neill snap him up for £750,000 at the start of August. A deal which grates but thanks for the memories Mo. Moved to Leicester in 2005 and then to Killie in January 2007.
|Gary Bollan||Lardboy - he's a fat git||Ex-Dundee Utd, he was signed in Feb 98 as
the first purchase from the money received for Callum Davison with £100,000
going to Ibrox where Bollan had wasted the last 3 years. A good
left-back he suffered from injury but won the left-back slot in the team
when Preston was injured. Scored his first goal for Saints with a lethal
free-kick against the Scum in Dec 98.
After 2 good seasons a disappointing 3rd saw him leave for Hearts for a "nominal fee" on 30/03/01.
In a further twist the player failed a medical so no move is likely before the summer. Made an appearance at left-back against Aberdeen in April but a total lack of fitness means his bridges at the club are well and truly burnt - finally pissed off to Livingston at the end of June.
|Nathan Lowndes||Kid Goals
|21yr old striker signed in
August 98 from Watford after impressing in a trial. Previously played
for Leeds as a youth but after a £10,000 move to Watford failed to
break into the first team on a regular basis. He grabbed 2 against Hibs
in the cup on his home debut and followed it up with a cracker against
the Sheep 2 weeks later.
Currently out with a back injury until December 2000.
Refused to sign a new contract and signed for Livingston in May 2001. Unfortunately he quickly found out the grass wasn't any greener and left a year later to join Sturrock at Plymouth.
Signed for Port Vale in November 2004 then Chester City
|Sean Evers||23-yr old midfielder who joined in October 2000 ona 3-month loan deal. Made his debut as a sub at Fir Park on 15/10/00. Left at the end of 2000 but apparently still wants to sign for Saints. Never did and ended up in the lower leagues.|
|Kevin Thomas||Messiah - we've waited that long on his coming.||Ex-star of the Hearts youth
team and former protege of St. Sandy's Kevin signed in a £150,000 4
year deal from Morton on 20/08/99.
Kevin is a 24-yr old 5' 11" striker who was part of the Jambos youth cup-winning side of a few years ago. He's also a former Scotland U-21 international.
Made his starting debut against Aberdeen on 29/08/99 and scored the first in a 3-0 win.
Oct 2000 - a cruciate ligament injury has ruled him out until summer 2001.
Found guilty of gross misconduct along with George O'Boyle at a club inquiry in Jan 2001 after allegations of cocaine taking in a Perth bar before Xmas. His contract was terminated meaning a poor end to his Saints career. Eventually won an unfair dismissal claim against Saints but awating Saints appeal. After an employment tribunal he was left with minimal damages.
|George O'Boyle||Georgio - its the Brazilian influence||Stolen from the Pars for
200,000 as a replacement for Billy Dodds in Summer 94, Georgio is Saints
top scorer. Excellent player and now a full N Ireland international.
Suffered recently from off-the-field antics and a damaged reputation
amongst the supporters. Has been out injured with the 2nd cruciate
ligament injury of his career since summer 98 but should be returning to
first team action in Oct 2000.
Found guilty of gross misconduct along with Kevin Thomas at a club inquiry in Jan 2001 after allegations of cocaine taking in a Perth bar before Xmas. His contract was terminated meaning a poor end to his Saints career. Legal proceedings are still ongoing. Now playing junior football.
|Kieran McAnespie||Keyring||Born in 1980 and a product of
the youth team who has managed a few sub appearances so far this year.
Made regular appearances on the bench in the latter half of the season.
After frequent appearances for the Scotland U18 and U19 sides, he made
his debut for the U21's against Finland in April 98. Was also taken
along to France 98 as one of the Scotland squad kit-boys and played (and
scored) for the team in a closed-doors bounce match in the USA warmup -
The next big thing for Saints.? Scored in the 2-1 win over Celtic.
Still technically registered with the club as of July 2000 but has made it plain he wants away - won't be missed that much. Returned after a failed trial in Norway to try his luck at Fulham who he signed for for £80,000 on 07/08/00.
A loan spell at Hearts followed and in March 2002 went on loan to Bournemouth.
After another spell at Plymouth he was freed in the summer of 2003. After a trial signed a 2-yr deal with Falkirk. Was released by the Bairns in Oct 2004 and signed for Saints until the end of the season.
May 2005 he accepted another 6-month deal but injuries limited his appearances and he left again in Dec. Signed for Ayr until summer 06, then had a year at Alloa before signing for Morton in summer 2007 - was freed from there in 2008.
|Allan Preston||Il Biscotti - Italian for Biscuits and the source of an entire cult.||Biscuits was signed from
Dunfermline in a swap for Alan Moore. Can play in midfield but has been
used as left-back most of the time. Christened OUTLET sinceNov
97 when he scored at Ibrox. Also immortalised in the new catchphrase
FORZA IL BISCOTTI !!!!! Basically the utility squad
player we expected to see on the bench in the Premier League but has
been one of our most consistent performers. Was rewarded for his Premier
performances with a new 2 year contract in April 98. Scored the goal of
the season in the League Cup semi-final against Hearts to give further
boost to the BISCUITS FOR SCOTLAND campaign.
Unfortunately that saw the start of some serious injury problems which led to Biscuits having to give up the game in April 2000 due to severe arthritis in his hip at the age of 30. Played 136 games for Saints over 6 years and easily one of the most popular players at the club. He's aiming to get his coaching badge and everyone wishes him well.
As of June 2000 he was heading to Macclesfield Town to join ex-Saintee and manager of the English club Peter Davenport as a coach. Returned to McD to say his farewells at a testimonial for him where Saints took on Bradford. Eventually became coach at Livvy and took over as manager in June 2004 - from where he was sacked 6 months later. Now an agent, pundit and all-round nice guy.
|Stephen Robertson||Robbo||Product of the youth scheme.
Made his first-team debut last season and played a few times for the
first team - fairly good keeper but still second-choice to Jesus. Signed
a new 1yr contract in May 97. Has been tipped for future Scotland U-21
honours. Played in several Premier matches in 97-98 including the 2-1
defeat at the Death Star.
Signed a new one year contract in June 2000 after some excellent performances in the previous season. Unfortunately a knee injury in the October means his season is over already.
Freed by Saints in May 2001. Went to Ireland and now established at Airdrie.
|Philip Scott||Phizzy||Phizzy is probably the only
youth player to ever come out of the Totten era. Scotland U-21 cap he
improved greatly last season despite injury. Confidence is a problem and
some nasty injuries haven't helped but Phizzy is turning into an
excellent midfielder - rated in the £1m class by the meedja.
After a period of inconsistency he moved to Sheff Wed in March 1999. With Bosman meaning no fee in the summer only £100,000 was received by the club. Never the most popular of players he does have plenty of ability.
Released by the Owls 3-years later after failing to establish himself at the club. Injury prone for most of his time down south he announced his retirement due to injury in July 2003 at the age of 28.
|David Xausa||Canadian striker who despite only being 22 has already rejected Sporting Lisbon, and been capped at U-20 and U-23 level for his country. The Portuguese move was rejected because he wanted to study at Uni in the States but he has been rated as one of the best youngsters in Canada. The 6ft tall striker signed in Feb 98 until the end of the season after being rejected in a trial at Stoke. Signed a 1yr deal in May 98 and has been called up to the Canadian full squad. Released in Jan 99 having failed to make even the first team squad. Moved to Inverness and now at Livingston..|
|Charlie King||Chucky||17yr old striker who has
played a few games for the first team due to injuries amongst more
senior players. Hopefully will get a chance to shine in the reserves
this season for a first-team breakthrough next year - "The new
Charlie Nicholas" according to Roy Aitken. Nicknamed Chucky.
Signed a new 2-year contract in May 98 but after a loan spell at Livingston signed for them for a nominal fee in Dec 98 believed to be around £30,000. Went on to Brechin.
|Paul Sturrock||JUDAS||Ex-Manager and ex-all-round nice guy. Was in charge
since Nov 93. Rated as one of the best young managers in Scotland and
after both Aberdeen and Hibs made moves to get him he signed a 4 year "golden
handcuffs" deal in Feb 98 - not that that will stop the meedja
mentioning his name every time a so-called "big" club dump
Left Saints to take over at his old club Tannadice on Sept 4th 1998, a day which Saints chairman Geoff Brown the events had left him "sick". Managed in one afternoon to single-handedly wipe out all the goodwill at the club and now probably the most loathed person in Scotland by Saints supporters. Eventually quit them and now at Plymouth.
Left Plymouth after treating them as well as us to take over at Southampton in March 04
|John Blackley||Asst Manager - has a very loud mouth - especially when
shouting at the players if Saints are getting beaten. Favourite shout is
"Danny! Danny!" followed by some strange hand gestures - this
is usually ignored by the players. Banned from the dugout for most of
the 1997-98 season after trying to murder ref Shug Dallas at the end of
the controversial 1-0 defeat by Celtic in the Coca-Cola Cup.
Quit to join Judas Sturrock in Sept 1998. Stayed on when Sturrock left but has since gone to Plymouth.
|Callum Davidson||Young left-back who was the first real star of the Sturrock youth policy to break through. Scotland U-21 international and tipped by many as a future captain of his country. Hugely popular with the support he signed for Blackburn Rovers in Feb 98 for a club record £1.75 million. Went to Leicester but freed in 2004.|
|Steve Tosh||24-yr old signing from Arbroath. Had some success in
the First Division but struggled to find form in the Premier League.
Moved on to Raith Rovers in March 98 for £30,000, then to Livvy.
Released by Livvy after an impressive SPL season in 2002 and joined Falkirk then to Aberdeen.
|Thomas "Saviour" Andersson||Second result of the 97 Great Striker search, 29yr old Thomas comes from Swedish 1st Div club Vasteras where he has been their top scorer (57 in 121 games). So keen to play in Scotland he left his family for Xmas to move to Perth. Signed until summer '98. Nicknamed "Fyndnet" (the Find) after his discovery in the Swedish lower leagues. Eventually left in May after failing to get a first team place.|
|Attila Sekerlioglu||Dino||32 year old Austrian/Turkish defender / midfielder signed in Dec 95 and became a cult favourite with the fans. Well-known for his final whistle celebrations with fans and his collection of multi-coloured boots !! A bit prone to hot-headedness at times as shown by the now legendary "gob" incident with John Davies and the clashes with Lavety at the last Hivbees match. Signed a 6-mth extension in Dec 97 to keep him until the end of the season. Turned down a new deal in May 98 to head back home - We'll miss him. Thanks for the laughs Dino.|
|Gordon Brown||Another of the 97 class from Saints youth team who made his first-team debut against Falkirk in April 97 although appearances have been limited to the reserves since. Midfielder who seems good on the ball. Released in May 98. Currently plying his trade with East Fife.|
|Gary Farquhar||Signed from Brora Rangers full of promise but a combination of bad injuries and some bad off-the-field publicity (including a drink-drive ban) meant that the player struggled to get and keep a first-team place. With rumours of a move on the go for a year Saints freed Tadger in May 98 - he went to Inverness CT.|
|Leigh Jenkinson||Signed from Coventry City. Left winger who takes a mean corner - usually hitting the woodwork. Suffering from some injury problems which were being treated over the close season - if they improve his pace any more we should have a real class player. Also takes a mean free-kick (eg Dundee slaughter last season). The Yorkshire-born Jenkinson gas also been called up for international duty with Wales due to a Welsh grandparent. Left in June 98 due to homesickness then returned in December to join Hearts. God knows where he is now.|
|Andy Whiteford||Yet another product of the youth scheme. Played for
youth team last season and broke through to the first team for a couple
of games as right-back. Appeared in central defence last season as
backup to McCluskey and Weir. Premier appearances have been limited but
his time will come.
Or perhaps not - Andy started a 2-month loan spell with Stirling Albion in Dec 99.
Feb 2000 and Saints released him allowing the move to become permanent.
|Miguel Simao||Eusebio - Also San Miguel and Bandito.||Portuguese left-winger signed
in August 98 - made his debut against Rangers in Sturrocks last game.
Signed a 2 year contract. Miguel played for Porto, Boavista, Salgueiros
and Ares. The 25-yr old was also a star of the 1993 Toulon tournament
and is a former U-16, U-18 and U-21 international.
Opened his scoring account with Saints against Motherwell in the 5-0 win in October 98 and despite a tendency to dive on occasion is already becoming a cult hero.
Left in Feb 2000 to head for Japan after a fallout over a new contract. Bit of a sad end to his Saints career.
|John McQuillan||McQ - It's the best we can think of||80,000 buy from Scumdee in
summer of 95. After a difficult first season has established himself as
the first-choice right-back. Good attacking defender though prone to get
caught out of position. Likes to take long-range shots. Signed a new
3-year contract in April 97 - one of the regulars in the side and
first-choice right back since 1995.
As of October 1999 has refused a new contract - to say the least his form has been disappointing since. Feb 2000 he turned down the club's final offer - Sandy went out and signed Steven Frail that afternoon. By the end of the month greed got the better of him and it was off to Tannadice. Eventually freed and last seen at Montrose.
|Roddy Grant||Legend - 100% hero||In his second spell with
Saints. Not the fastest player in the world but can hold the ball well
and score regularly. Cult hero with the fans. Still banging in the goals
even though he only seems to be active for 5 mins a game. Now known
simply as "the Legend". Signed a new 1 year contract in March
99 with a well-deserved testimonial year granted by the club as well.
November 12th 1999 saw Legend play for an hour in his testimonial against Coventry City - still arguably the most popular player at the club.
November 30th - started a loan spell at Ayr Utd which ended in him signing for them in March 2000. End of an era at the club and we wish him all the best.
2002 saw him at Brechin, still banging in the goals before being released by them in May 2003. Signed a 1-yr deal at Peterhead, but it didn't work out and in November left them to play junior football with Linlithgow.
|No picture available||Nicola Innocentin||Italian attacking midfielder signed on a months deal on 31/03/00. Played for Parma, Ancoma in Italy before moving to the MLS in the States to play for New England Revolutioin. The 23-yr old had a trial at Motherwell but decided Chianti tasted better than Buckfast. Lasted for one U-21 game and left after 5 days !!!|
|Stephen Stewart||Youth Player released in May 2000.|
|Alex Keddie||Youth Player released in May 2000.|
|Daryn Smith||Highly-rated right back. Born in Northern Ireland and
signed a new 1 year contract in April 1999.
Farmed out to Stranraer on loan until the end of the season on 31/03/2000. Given a free in May 2000.
|Alan Kernaghan||Father Dougal / Cartman - After his rather high-pitced Irish lilt.||Ex-Eire international signed in Sept 97 on
a 3 month loan from Man City. Over 6ft tall he made his debut in defence
against the Forces of Darkness on Sept 20th and has impressed greatly.
Loan was made permanent on Xmas Day when Man City agreed to free him and
Saints signed him (on greatly reduced wages) till the end of the season.
Signed a longer-term 2 year deal in May 1998 and followed it up with
another 12 month contract in July 2000.
Injury curtailed his final appearances though and his contract wasn't extended in 2001. Had a successful spell at Clyde before becoming assistant to Allan Preston at Livingston - sacked from there in Nov 2004.
Hit the low-point of his career in September 2005 with his appointment as Chief Pluke at Dens Park and then moved to Murray Park to look after TFOD's youth development. How the mighty have fallen.
|Allan Ferguson||Dolph - Film star lookalike||Ex-Hamilton keeper signed in
summer 98 under the Bosman ruling as cover for Main. 29 years old, he
spent 10 years at Accies before being talked into a move to Perth by
Jim Weir. Already nicknamed Dolph Lundgren.
After suffering a horrendous knee injury in spring of 2000 his contract was extended in June 2000 by 3 months to allow him some financial security whilst he regained his fitness. No new deal though.
Continues to appear in the papers bemoaning his treatment at the end of his period at Saints whilst continuing to omit the fact he turned down a new contract just before the injury. Shares the same agent as Thomas and O'Boyle which says it all really. Signed for Falkirk in summer 2002.
|Marc Millar||Signed from Livingston on
24/03/00 for no fee, 30-yr old Millar was an ex-Dunfermline player who
suffers from, shall we say a short fuse. Signed until the end of the
Made his debut on 25/03/00 coming off the bench to score the winner in injury time against Scumdee. Not a bad way to begin your career.
It wasn't enough to get him a new deal though and he left in June 2000.
|No picture available||Garry Gow||22-yr old keeper signed on 31/03/00 from Stirling Albion as cover for Robbo. Freed at the end of June 2000.|
|Gerard McMahon||Gerry the Karaoke King - after his media boosting singing exploits in Spain.||25-yr old left winger signed for £85,000 from
Stoke in Feb 98 on a 2 1/2 year contract. Had previously been at Spurs
and is a full N. Ireland international. A spell on the bench has seen
some first-team action for Gerry but to say the least his form has been
Contract not renewed and left the club in June 2000. Signed for Glenavon in Sept 2000. Best of luck to him.
|Keith O'Halloran||Chief||23 years old Eire U-21
international signed for 50,000 from Middlesboro in March 97. Nicknamed
Rhino and Chief!! Signed a new 1 year deal in May 1999 the week after
scoring the winner against Sellik.
After an excellent season in 1999-2000 Chief elected to leave under Bosman in June 2000. Went to Swindon from where he was freed in 2003.
|John O'Neill||Del||Del was signed from Dundee
Utd in summer of 1994 for 100,000. Finally starting to show some good
form and keep his head. Regular goalscorer. Signed a new 3yr deal in May
97. Victim of one of the worst refereeing decisions when red-carded v
Celtic in the Coca-Cola Cup. An ever present so far in 1998-99 and if
there was any justice would be in the Scotland squad by now.
Refusal to sign a new deal in Sept 99 has meant a year on the transfer list with a possible Bosman move to England in June 2000.
Signed for Hibs on 28/06/00 then moved to Falkirk before ending up at Gretna in Jan 2006.
|Danny Griffin||Danny-Boy||One of the first products of
the famous Sturrock youth policy. Now only 21 and has already captained
the team. Has played for N Ireland at U-16, U-18, U-21, 'B' and full
level. After captaining Saints at 18, injury and the form of Kernaghan
and Weir have curtailed his appearances in the Premier. Signed a new 2
year contract in June 98.
With injuries to Kernaghan and Dods, Danny has made the centre-half position his own with a series of world-class performances since the start of season 1999-2000. Currently negotiations on a new deal are under way.
July 2000 left fo join Sturrock at Dundee Utd in a £600,000 move souring relations with Saints fans, although he was still a regular at McDiarmid games. Moved to Stockport County in Jan 2004.
A spell at Aberdeen in 2006 was followed by signing for Scumdee in June 2006 although he had apparently been offered to Saints.
|Donald Mackay||Ex-Dundee and Blackburn manager and one of the most
experienced men in the game, Mackay was appointed in April 99 as Saints
first Chief Scout having previously been one of the top scouts with
Left to become Airdrie manager in July 2000.
|Michael O'Neill||Well travelled N Ireland
internationalist winger signed on a short-term contract on 18/08/00.
He's 31 and played with Hibs, Arabs, Coventry and more recently Wigan.
A groin injury in September though meant his contract was curtailed but signed another through to the start of 2001 to allow the club another chance to check him over.
Signed a short deal until the end of the season in Jan 2001 but left by mutual agreement in May to take up a playing job in the USA. Returned as assistant of Cowdenbeath before taking over the manager's job at Brechin in April 2006
|Steven McAllister||Young midfielder taken on to Saints youth books in May 98. Freed May 2001 and now with Brechin.|
|Darren Kearney||Left winger from Airdrie. Joined the groundstaff in the Summer of 1999. Freed May 2001.|
|Scott Findlay||Scotland U-18 goalkeeper. Made his first-team debut for the last 10 minutes of Allan Prestons testimonial on 23/03/01. Tipped for future international honours. So guess what? Yup he pissed off to Livvy in July 2001|
|Stephen Frail||Signed for a nominal fee from Tranmere in Feb 2000. Ex-Dundee and Jambo who joined us in a 2 1/2 year contract. Suffered from plenty of injury problems and left for Morton as player-coach in August 2001.|
|Nathan McConnell||N Irish striker. Tall and gangly but one of the best
prospects in years for the club.
Failed to live up to the hype and was released on Nov 2001.
|Stuart Malcolm||Very tall central defender. Now a regular
in the reserves. Signed a 2-year contract in May 98. Went on a loan
period to Cowdenbeath in November 98. Made his competitive debut for
Saints first team coming on a sub in a 2-0 defeat to Celtic on
17/10/2000. Unfortunately he also got red-carded in the same game.
After severe injury problems, left to sign for Brechin in June 2002 with a trial at Plymouth in July. In summer 2003 signed a 1-yr deal for Ross County before moving to Ireland in Feb 2005. Signed for Alloa in August 2006.
|Mark Robertson||M-Ro||25-yr old Australian midfielder signed on loan from
Scumdee in Jan 2003. Previously with Burnley and Swindon he signed for
the Scum in 2001 and has made 32 appearances for them.
Scored his first goal for Saints against QoS on Feb 8th.
Injury cut short the loan spell and in May he returned to Dens. But returned for a 2nd 6 month loan spell in August. Was made redundant as part of the Dundee administration deal and elected to head south rather than sign with Saints. Signed with Stockport in Jan 2004
|Stuart Taylor||Ex St-Mirren, Airdrie, Falkirk and Partick midfielder,
the 29-yr old signed for Saints in January 2004 until the end of the
Told in May 2004 he would'nt get a new deal. Signed for Ross County a month later.
|Darren Dods||Forrest Gump - Named after his running style.||Signed from Hibs in July 98 on a 3 year
contract. Experienced central defender who was reckoned to be one of
Duffys better HIVBee signings. Born in 1975 and 6ft Darren has already
gained 5 Scotland U-21 caps.
Told in May 2004 he would'nt get a new deal. Trained with Caley Thistle in July. Moved to Arabs in 2007.
|Mark Ferry||16-yr old full back/midfielder from Glasgow.Taken on to
the groundstaff in May 2000. Made his debut as a sub at Love St on
Signed a new 1 year deal in May 2002 and extended it a year later
Went on loan to Forfar in Jan 2004.
Told in May 2004 he would'nt get a new deal.