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 , 2001-02, 2002-03 and 2003-04

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Sun 9
BBC Scotland + TeletextTelevision 7
The Scotsman/ Scotland On Sunday / Evening News 5
Sunday Mail 4
Glasgow Herald / Evening Times / Sunday Herald 3
Daily Record 2
Sunday Post 1
Perthshire Advertiser 1
STV  + Teletext No Score Yet
News of the World No Score Yet
Dundee Courier/ Sporting Post / Evening Telegraph No Score Yet
BBC Radio Scotland Radio No Score Yet
Sky + Skytext No Score Yet
Other No Score Yet
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
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.
April 5th - Alan Kernaghan reported as being a star of our 1996-1997 promotion campaign - he didn't sign until Sept 97.
June 3rd - Report that we signed Lee Hardy yesterday - actually the deal was announced on the 1st.
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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
April 23rd- Preview of Airdrie game has Owen Coyle set to take on his old side as Raith manager!
January 15th- Preview of Falkirk game has Moore and Tait lining up to face Saints!!
November 15th - Report on the Ross County game says Chris Hay's effort hit the post - it was Paul Sheerin.
September 29th - For the Falkirk report, the photo caption says Peaso got the opener but the report correctly states that it was Rutkiewicz.
September 1st- Report on the transfer dealings says we've signed "Ryan Mackay"?
July 28th - Three classics today. An article on Martin Hardie says he turned down a 6-month deal at Saints - it was Saints that rejected him. Jordan Tait is described as having signed "last night" - it was yesterday morning and Alan Reid is described as a defender - he's a midfielder.
July 22nd - Comment on the Harty saga from Ronnie Mackay mentions that Martin Hardie also turned us down - em it was the other way about
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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

May 1st- Report on the QoS game says we had "Neil Webb" playing for us.
December 30th - Report on the Accies game mentions our striker Paul McDonald!
October 24th- Two from the Airdrie report - It was Tait not Baxter that was penalised for the throw-in and despite the reporter's desire, it was Hardy not Peaso that was subbed.
September 26th- Report of the Partick game talks about "Martyn Fotheringham" - it was Kevin Fotheringham.
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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.

December 5th- Report of the Partick game talks credits Ian McCann with the goal - it was Ryan. Thanks to scobby28@hotmail.com.
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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).

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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

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Sunday Mail

Old Firm are Scottish Football so the rest don't matter - as you might guess. Winners in 2003-04

January 16th - From the report of the Falkirk game they have Alan Ferguson in goal for us and Peaso setting up a Keyring shot (Moore did the work). Oh aye and Chris Hay is refered to as a "Celtic striker" - not the missing adjective "Former". 3 points.
August 8th- Report of the first game said "David Hannah, Paul Sheerin and Kevin Rutkiewicz all made their debuts" - em they also made their debuts last week against Accies?
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Radio Tay

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

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The P.A..

Again, don't expect too much here - Gordon Bannerman usually knows what he's talking about, even if the editor doesn't. Their WWW site is here
March 25th- Reported Clyde game was played last Wednesday -it was last Tuesday.
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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.

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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.theherald.co.uk

January 9th- Preview of cup-tie says we had been on a six-game winning run prior to the County game - wrong.
January 8th- Preview of cup-tie has McGregor in goal despite him leaving over a week ago.
July 18th- Report of the friendly defeat - "new Brechin signing Paul Ritchie........tucking away a penalty after Ross Forsyth was pulled down" - Wrong side - thanks to mike.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.

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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
April 4th - Alan Kernaghan reported as being a star of our 1996-1997 promotion campaign - he didn't sign until Sept 97.
January 9th- BBC Website has Saints playing ICT at Pittodrie in the cup - it's at Dingwall.
November 13th - Report on the Ross County game had McGregor diving to prevent the equaliser and Hardy and Moore hitting the woodwork. 3 points.
September 25th- Off to another good start with two from the Partick game. Peaso's 1st goal came from a Moore flick on not a "loose clearance" and his 2nd was from within the penalty box not an "impressive 25-yard striker". 2 points.
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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.

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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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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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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.

September 29th - Reports that the score in the Saints v Falkirk game last night was 2-2.
August 25th- Report that Steven Anderson joined us from Dundee - actually it was Utd
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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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