Temple Of Saints

MEDIA FALSEHOODS FOR SEASON 2003-2004

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 , 2001-02 and 2002-03


Current League Standings.

PUBLISHER FALSEHOODS SO FAR
Sunday Mail 15
The Scotsman/ Scotland On Sunday / Evening News 6
Daily Record 5
STV  + Teletext 3
News of the World 3
Dundee Courier/ Sporting Post / Evening Telegraph 2
Sun 2
Perthshire Advertiser 2
Glasgow Herald / Evening Times / Sunday Herald 2
Sunday Post 1
BBC Radio Scotland Radio 1
BBC Scotland + TeletextTelevision 1
Sky + Skytext 1
Other 1
METRO 1
Daily Star No Score Yet
Teamtalk / Yahoo 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
SUPERGOALS 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
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.

January 24th- Report on Mixu's wee brothers coming over says they're here for a trial - total rubbish.
October 29th - Report on the Pars game said it was Sid's first goal since the start of the season. Wrong he scored against Accies in the league cup as well.
August 16th - Preview of the St Mirren match says we beat QoS 4-0 last week - it was 4-1. And in a separate article the Bells Cup Qtr final date is given as Tuesday August 27th (hmm it's the 26th this year boys)
June 21st - Grant Murray's signs for Partick - picture accompanying it is of our own wonderful Darren Dods.
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Sun

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 8th- Report on Clyde win has Weir crossing for Bernard to get the 3rd. Wrong Maxie supplied the cross
August 11th - Report on the QoS game says Foxy is a "former Brechin midfielder" - nope he's always been a Saints player, Brechin was just a loan.
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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 still annoying. Still he pisses off the OF so we can't complain too much.

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Sunday Post

Not a regular read but always good for some errors.

August 3rd- Somehow managed to spell Forsyth correctly in the match report of the Hamilton cup game and then spelt it Forsythe in the team list.
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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).

December 7th- Report on Ross County game says McLaughlin set up the first goal - wrong it was Chris Hay.
November 9th- Clyde report credits Flash with the cross for the 3rd goal - it was Maxwell.
September 28th- "Peasie" - who the fuck is that then? Dodgy nickname mentioned in the Falkirk report.
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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

July 29th - Another mention for Miksu.
June 27th - "Saints new coach Miksu Paatelainen"??? Eh?
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Sunday Mail

Old Firm are Scottish Football so the rest don't matter - as you might guess.

March 14th- Three from the Caley game - apparently we thought we'd won the game when Caley were denied the penalty (it was 2-2 at the time) and Parker's winner is said to be a 25-yard job. From inside the box? Finally it seems that the win means we're only 4 points behind Clyde. More Wegie arithmetic in action.
Actually make that 4 with the classic "McQuilken's swerving cross found Donnelly, whose glancing header was brilliantly clawed away by Cuthbert." - Cat plays for Saints not ICT.
March 7th- The caption under the photo of the Saints vs. Clyde game said the game was played at Mc Diarmid. Don't know what game he was at then. Thanks to scotland_rules_the_universe@hotmail.com
January 11th-Outstanding report that we're on the verge of signing Danny Griffin. That'll be the same Danny Griffin that signed for Stockport last week.
December 21st- Two from the report on the QoS game. "Paul Bernard was in from the start" - aye just like every other week. And apparently one of the Saints players is called "Ian Maxfield".
December 7th- Report on Ross County game describes Parker and Peaso as midfielders.
November 23rd- Report on Fakirk game says only 1 change from last week's line-up. Wrong there were 2.
November 9th- Clyde report credits Flash with the cross for the 3rd goal - it was Maxwell.
September 20th- Report on the Raith defeat courtesy of "Colin Paterson" has a real dig at the fans. But then ends saying how Gonzales made a great save from Parker at the end - wrong it was the woodwork that prevented the goal.
August 10th - Sunday Mail at the weekend had a photo of Ryan Stevenson which it was claiming to be of Martyn Fotheringham. Thanks to gary@blueheaven.org.uk
July 26th - Right 2 points from their report on the E Fife friendly. Apparently 2 of our players were a striker called "Keegan" (no doubt with dodgy perm) and a keeper called "O'Connor" (which strangely enough is the same name as the East Fife goalie)!!
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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

March 12th- For the report on the game against Falkirk they had the stats from the Clyde game. Thanks to scotland_rules_the_universe@hotmail.com
August 19th- St Midden report gave the score as 1-0 to the Paisley junkies in the match details caption.
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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.

August 2nd - When they were giving out the latest scores for the challenge cup match it said that ROSS HAMILTON! was sent off for St.Johnstone. He said it twice. Thanks to :scadek@msn.com
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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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Supergoals

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 11th- Raith report in the Herald had Cuthbert playing for both sides "Cuthbert then saved well from Nieto ............although Mark Reilly nearly gave Saints victory with a.... last-minute shot which was tipped over by Cuthbert"Thanks to mike.no spam.wilson@tinyonline.co.uk
November 23rd- "Five minutes from the end, former saint Kieran McPherson......." WHO? match report from gubbing by falkirk. Thanks to mike.no spam.wilson@tinyonline.co.uk
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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.

November 30th- Raith report mentions the CIS Cup tie "this coming Tuesday" - it's Wednesday and we're even playing one of the Bigot Brothers ferRodSsake.
August 17th - Two points for the media commentary on the St Midden game which continually referred to Foxy as Baxter.
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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
August 11th - Report on the St Midden game said our goal was scored by "Keagan".

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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

November 9th- Coverage of Div 1 top scorers has McConalogue listed as a Saintee - he's at Clyde.
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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

April 11th- Report on Raith game has Hay fouled for the penalty - it was Taylor
March 14th- Report on ICT win has McLaughlin's header setting up the 2nd goal - pity it was Mixu
March 7th- Report on Clyde win has Weir crossing for Bernard to get the 3rd. Wrong Maxie supplied the cross
December 7th- Report on Ross County game says McLaughlin set up the first goal - wrong it was Chris Hay.
September 21st- Report on the Raith defeat has Maxwell's header hitting the bar - nope it was the post.
July 3rd- Andy McLaren described as a former St Johnstone star.
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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.

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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
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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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Metro

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.
April 27th- Part of the post-Stark sacking stories we have John Connolly referred to as a "former McDiarmid Park ace". Only about 15yrs too early.....
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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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Other Media Stuff



October 30th - The Official Saints site previewing the CIS quarter-final said "This is the first time the two clubs will have met on 'League Cup' business since 1992 when they contested a semi-final which Rangers won 3-1" . That rules out the League Cup final in 1998 then? Thanks to bc0024576@hotmail.com
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