Temple Of Saints


On this page you can check the latest reporting errors made in your favourite paper / radio / TV program about the glorious Boys in Blue. Check the Sub-totals below for the example of the least "professional" reporters in Scotland.

New Falsehoods and lies can be submitted here or by e-mail to webmaster@grange.demon.co.uk
Previous Awards are available for 1997-98, 1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01 and 2001-02

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The Scotsman/ Scotland On Sunday / Evening News 7
BBC Scotland + TeletextTelevision 7
Daily Record 6
STV  + Teletext 5
Glasgow Herald / Evening Times / Sunday Herald 4
Sunday Mail 3
Sun 3
Perthshire Advertiser 2
News of the World 2
Sky + Skytext 1
Daily Star 1
BBC Radio Scotland Radio 1
Dundee Courier/ Sporting Post / Evening Telegraph 1
Teamtalk / Yahoo No Score Yet
Other No Score Yet
Scotland On-Line No Score Yet
Official SPL Site No Score Yet
The Times / Sunday Times No Score Yet
Daily And Sunday Express No Score Yet
Daily / Electronic Telegraph No Score Yet
Daily Mail / Soccernet No Score Yet
Sporting Life No Score Yet
Press Association No Score Yet
Chic the Prick No Score Yet
Hugh Keevins No Score Yet
Radio Tay No Score Yet
Press & Journal No Score Yet
Scot FM No Score Yet
Daily Mirror No Score Yet
Football Unlimited No Score Yet
Match Magazine No Score Yet
Sunday Post No Score Yet
Gerry "OF Moaner" McNee No Score Yet
Barbour Bill Leckie No Score Yet

Daily Record (or Waily Retard as we know it)

A bastion of professional journalism as shown below. Managed 2nd place in 1996-97 but walked away with the title in 1997-98 before reverting to 2nd in 1998-99 and winning it again in 1999-2000 and 2000-01. Their WWW site is here.

April 26th- Preview of St Midden game mentions one of our youngsters - "Manny Parker"!! Who he then?.
February 5th- Report on the Airdrie replay has us going through 4-3 on penalties - it was 4-2.
January 16th - Back page "exclusive" : "COLIN WALDIE is set to make history for Stenhousemuir tomorrow when he becomes the first Scot to play in a match wearing a protective MASK." - Wrong Jim Weir did it years ago. Thanks to Gary Panton.
December 5th- Report of a Clyde player set to miss "tomorrow's visit of St. Johnstone" - "tomorrow" is Friday - the game isn't played until Saturday.
October 3rd- Article about Craig Russell leaving is accompanied by a nice photo of Graeme Jones .
July 5th - An early start this year with coverage of Stuart Malcolm's trial at Plymouth saying that "Sturrock handed the big centre-half his senior debut during his spell as Saints boss and has watched his progress. ". Wrong it was Sandy Clark that gave him his debut.

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My daily read so expect a few entries here. Especially as they tend to give some coverage to the non-OF teams. Excludes any drivel written by Bill Leckie who has his own category. Won the title in 2001-02

March 7th- Coverage of Baxter's Player of the Month award says he made his debut against Airdrie in the cup - wrong.
December 7th- Preview of the Clyde game refers to Saints fans discontent against Ayr last week - wrong it was 3 weeks ago.
August 31st- New signing Chris Hay is referred to as a "defender".
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Bill Leckie

Sun columnist and reporter with a dodgy quiff and a wonderful fetish about Barbour jackets. Thinks of himself as the champion of the underdog but in reality is just another annoying wee shite.

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Sunday Post

Not a regular read but always good for some errors.

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News Of The World

Another honest and fair paper. Excludes the page of McNee rants - he has his own section (see here).

February 23rd- Celtic preview has an interview with Kevin Cuthbert. Says he was 17 when he played against Rangers at Ibrox last season yet he turned 20 in September 2002
August 25th- Gayfield Report mentions "Paul" McDonald!!!

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Scumdee Courier / Sporting Post / Evening Telegraph

Reasonable good coverage given that its a Scumdee Daily. Their WWW site is here with the Tele at www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk

April 26th- Late start to the season but let's hear it for "Mark Merry" getting a mention in their St Mirren preview.
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Sunday Mail

Old Firm are Scottish Football so the rest don't matter - as you might guess. Columnist Hugh Keevins has his own section here. Their WWW site is here

February 16th- ICT Report has Noble "bagging his first goal for Saints". Only a week late - no' bad for Wegies.
December 1st- Falkirk Report - who's Keighan?
August 4th- Love St report has Parker's shot cleared off the line. It was Paddy's

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Radio Tay

The Dundee radio station, famed for Dick Donnelly and George Duffus - don't take it seriously

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The P.A..

Again, don't expect too much here - Gordon Bannerman and Danny Chalmers usually know what they're talking about. Their WWW site is here
February 4th- Piece on the new signings mentioned Hugh Robertson!!
October 22nd- Referred to Martin Maher as Gary Maher. Thanks to Iluvkeigan@uk.dreamcast.com for that one.

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Official SPL Site.

Frightening how little they know outside the OF Their WWW site is www.scotprem.com

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Daily / Sunday Express

Don't expect too much coverage unless we're playing the Old Firm. Includes the on-line version.

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Press & Journal

Aberdeen-based daily with some good coverage of the East Coast teams.

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Daily Mail / Soccernet

With Saints in the Premier some coverage is guaranteed to be minimal as last season - see here for details.

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BBC Radio Scotland

Mainly Radio Scotland. Excluding Chic the Pric (see here) but including On/Off The Ball and the related websites.
January 11th- Gordon Smith confused Paddy and Keigan during the commentary on the Ross County game.

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Scotland On-Line

"Official" WWW site of the Scottish Footbal League. Good for commentaries but some interesting things to say about Saints. Located here.

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Scot FM

This could be a difficult one - do they actually have any listeners ?

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Onl-line site for the Sun and News of the World. Find them at http://www.supergoals.com

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Glasgow Herald / Evening Times / Sunday Herald

Wegie-centric so dont expect too much. Find them at http://www.herald.co.uk

April 13th- Report of the Weans game has pic of Maxwell challenging Miller and the caption says its Reilly!!
February 23rd- Preview of the TFOE cup tie mentions "Keith Noble" for Saints? Who he? They also say Scott Noble is playing his 3rd game today - it's his 4th.
September 29th- Paul Hartley was judged to have gone over the mark with a crude challenge on Paul Tosh". PAUL Tosh? Thanks to blueheaven97@btopenworld.com for that one.

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Scotsport + Teletext

Including Extra Whine - again unlikely to feature much as Perth isn't in Glasgow and they're too stingy to pay Sky for the rights to show the matches. After missing out on the start of the season the STV show is back with Jim "hes a right" Delahunt and Alan "Bankrupt" McInally 1998-99 champions.

March 15th- "Stewart" (i.e. not Stuart) Noble scored 2 goals for us today according to the Teletext report on the Ross County game. Mind you the report also says we were playing Clyde - 2 points.
January 25th- Scotsport website still lists Craig Devlin as a Saints player. Thanks to mailto:LeahLabrum@aol.com
December 7th- Clyde report said "Peter Lovenkrands proved his worth with a 75th minute winner" earlier on but have now changed it to Tommy. Thanks to jintychr@hotmail.com
October 27th- Coverage of the ICT game says we hadn't scored in the 2nd half since the first game of the season. Wrong, wrong, wrong.

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Sportscene + Ceefax + BBC Online

Including the Friday Old Firm preview. With rights to the goals from the SPL this season expect more mistakes than before. Also includes the BBC On-line service at news.bbc.co.uk

March 15th- "Stewart" (i.e. not Stuart) Noble scored 2 goals for us today according to their report on the Ross County game.
March 7th- Article on Baxters Player of the Month award says he just joined Saints in November - wrong he's been at the club for 6 years.
March 4th- BBC Webpage preview of the Ayr game reports that Mark Robertson has a groin strain - wrong it's John Robertson
February 23rd- Report on TFOE game has Keigan taking a 30-yd free kick. It was JR
February 15th- Caley Thistle report credits JR with the assist for the 2nd goal - it was Paddy.
July 24th - Bounce game against the Gorgie Gits incorrectly reported as a 1-0 win for the tinks. Wrong it was a 1-0 win for Saints.
July 7th - On Page390 of Ceefax on July the 6th, the headline 'ST Johnston (sic) striker moves south' actually refereed to a striker NAMED Johnson - Tommy Johnson, the ex Celtic and Killie player. Thanks to Martin McFarlane for that one.
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Football Unlimited

The Guardian version of Soccernet as found at http://www.footballunlimited.co.uk

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Gerry McNee

STV Sports Editor, ex-Sunday Mail Columnist and the nearest we've got to a Scottish Jimmy Hill. Now writing for the News Of The World although with his obsession with Man Utd there is little Scottish content any more!!!!

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Sky TV + SkyText

Satellite TV and Teletext for the masses - known to come to McDiarmid when a defeat is in the air. With the new Scottish Premiership on display and ex-Scotsport presenter Jim "the Hun" White at the helm expect a better showing from this mob this season. Also includes On Digital

July 24th - Bounce game against the Gorgie Gits incorrectly reported as a 1-0 win for the tinks. Wrong it was a 1-0 win for Saints.

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Chic Young

Ibrox's most famous St. Mirren fan and living proof that you need fuck-all knowledge to be a journo.

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Scotsman / Scotland On Sunday / Evening News

Edinburgh daily that will be lucky to mention Saints outside of the Old Firm meetings this season. Their WWW site is here

March 5th- Report on the Ayr game says Dods scored 8 minutes into the 2nd half. Wrong it was the 73rd minute.
February 16th- Report on the ICT game has Paddy assisting with the first goal - it was Robertson. Paddy helped out with the 2nd.
December 1st- Falkirk report credits Paddy with the last Saints shot on goal - it was Tommy.
September 29th- More shite in their Falkirk report with Stevenson credited as coming off the bench at half-time - it was Keigan
September 17th- Evening news mentions the U-21 win over the Jambos with both goals coming from someone called "Bryan" Stevenson.
August 25th-Arbroath game mentions the "accomplished Pat Connelly". That'll be Paddy then
August 4th - Report from Love St has Cuthbert in goal for the Buddies at one point.
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Hugh Keevins

Saintees everywhere's favourite ex-Scotsman journalist. Amazing tunnel vision since based in Embra he seems incapable of dealing with anything other than the Wegie Unwashed. New for this year since hes bound to cover some Saints games. Now writing for the Sunday Mason as the replacement for McNee (some honour eh). This man is the MOST LOATHED journalist amongst Saints fans.

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Daily Telegraph - Electronic or otherwise

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Times / Sunday Times

Find them at http://www.thetimes.co.uk. Sunday Times coverage is probably best for falsehoods.

November 4th- Picture captioned Kemble and Dods is actually Kemble and Tommy.

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Match magazine

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Daily Star

Not a regular read and probably qualifies for a discount given that its Manchester based but what the hell. Their WWW site is here
August 7th- Report on Accies game has Ryan Stevenson scoring twice. Thanks to davyswan@nme.com.

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Sporting Life

As found at http://www.sporting-life.com/soccer/scotspremteams/stjohnstone.html - normally a fairly accurate site.

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Free paper distributed in Edinburgh and Glasgow. First year under it's own heading but given it's tendency to rehash Press Association stories, expect a few scores.

February 10th- Queen of the South report credits John Robertson with the goal - it was M-Ro.
August 13th- Reports the Brechin Challenge Cup tie is on tonight. It's tomorrow.

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Daily Mirror

Not a regular read. Don't expect too much coverage of Saints either.

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Teamtalk / Yahoo

Alleged up-to-date phone service for Saints fans. It isn't - Also available at http://uk.sports.yahoo.com/foot/engl/t/stjo/index.html.

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Press Association

Feeds most of the newspapers their falsehoods so a good chance of a decent total.

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