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, 2003-04 and 2004-05

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Sun 8
BBC Scotland + TeletextTelevision 7
The Scotsman/ Scotland On Sunday / Evening News 6
Glasgow Herald / Evening Times / Sunday Herald 3
Sky + Skytext 2
Sunday Mail 2
Perthshire Advertiser 1
Dundee Courier/ Sporting Post / Evening Telegraph 1
STV  + Teletext 1
News of the World 1
Daily Record 1
BBC Radio Scotland Radio 1
METRO No Score Yet
Sunday Post 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.
September 27th- Preview of Accies semi says we went out to Scumdee last season - nope it was Falkirk

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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 and 2004-05
April 17th- Falsehoods galore in the Sun's report on the QoS game. First up we have Hardie being sent off for using an elbow (nope it was for a kick). Then Sheerin scored from the edge of the box - nope he was about 8 yards out. Sometimes you have to ask what is the bloody point!!!!
February 13th - Report on the St Mirren game mentions Hardie scoring a goal chalked off for offside. It was Jason Scotland - not that they look that different!
December 12th- Reports on Sturrock's collapse says he had one as Utd gaffer 10 years ago - actually he was in charge of Saints at the time!
October 26th - Hamilton Report mentions Paul "Sheering"!!!
September 26th - Coverage of Clyde game has Paston coming on for Milne !!!!
August 30th - Match preview of the Partick game mentions "Peasie" ????
August 13th - Match preview of the Accies game says Mark Campbell was sent off against QoS last week - nope it was at Cowdenbeath on Tuesday.

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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 21st- Preview of Accies match talks about goalkeeper Steven Anderson !!!.
April 1st- Report from the Stranraer match says Jason's hat-trick was completed when he headed the ball over the line - wrong, the third goal was a shot.
March 4th- Website has Airdrie beating us 3-2 when it was 2-2!!!!
February 11th- Report on the St Midden game has Sheerin booked when it was Mensing
November 12th- Ceefax report of Dundee game has Henry limping off after Paterson and Cuthbert - nope he went off in between
October 22nd- Ceefax and online reports on the QoS game say the hosts took the lead in the 4th minute - nope we did.
August 9th - Ceefax and online reports on the Cowdenbeath game had the red cards after the winner. Wrong Campbell was sent off beforehand.

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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
January 29th- Brechin report says we had John Sheridan on the park.
October 30th- Two howlers from the Ross County report - firstly it was Rustybitz not Mensing that cleared Burke's shot off the line. And secondly Cuthbert is not the County keeper so he won't save any shot from Henry.
October 2nd- Report of Stranraer game has Peaso as the scorer - it was Stevenson!
September 25th - Coverage of Clyde game has Paston coming on for Milne !!!!
August 14th - Report on the Accies game mentions our fullback "Brian" Stevenson. Cheers to Dr Dev for that one.

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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.

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News Of The World

Another honest and fair paper (aye right). Excludes the page of McNee rants - he has his own section (see here).
September 19th - Report on Dundee game says Stanic came close with a header - would be true if his head was on the end of his leg!
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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
August 17th - E-Tele says that Peaso hasn't featured in the first team all season - wrong he's come on as a sub in every game!
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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
October 30th- Two howlers from the Ross County report - firstly it was Rustybitz not Mensing that cleared Burke's shot off the line. And secondly Cuthbert is not the County keeper so he won't save any shot from Henry.

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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
August 16th - Report on the Accies game says Oweny hasn't "felt the need to remove the tracksuit yet" - obviously forgetting his inspired subs appearance against Alloa. Cheers to Dr Dev 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.
March 19h- Report from Dens game had Jason taking a shot at Glennon in the home goal!!!

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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
April 1st - Apparently in the Stranraer game, it was a tactical change to bring on Savo and Ryan - no mention of the fact that Anderson and Goran were actually injured.
March 19th- Has Sheerin taking the corner for the goal at Dens - actually it was Sheridan
February 12th- Disgrace of a report on the St Midden game has Mensing confused with Rustybitz!!

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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.
September 11th- Jim Delahunt mentioned someone called "Paul McDonald" during the Ross County highlights.
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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. Mind you we're not in the SPL so expect complete ignorance of Saints
September 24th - Coverage of Clyde game has Paston coming on for Milne !!!!
August 31st - Skytext report of Partick game says we won 8-7 on pens - it was 4-3!
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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.

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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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