This page lists the details of those professionals who have been deemed
possible disciples at McDiarmid (as inspired by the Great Striker Search
of 97) but then vanished into the Twilight Zone of the Trialist. Also we
look at the myriad of players the media have linked us with and the
various transfer rumours which abound in the media (usually after we play
the Old Firm) of players leaving the Hallowed Halls of Saintdom.
Previous details can be found here., here., here. , here. and here.
If anyone has any more info / data on the players listed below (or names of new entries) e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Who ?||Where Did This One Come From ?||So What Happened?||End Result?|
|Jerome Molinier||Troyes / Nimes||28-yr old left-sided midfielder who scored against the
Gorgie Gits in a pre-season bounce game on 24/07/02. Had a trial at
Dunfermline before and came on the recommendation of Judas Sturrock. 1m
Scored 5 goals in 24 appearances for Angers in France in 2000-01. Left without a deal being offered.
|Chris Hay||Huddersfield, Swindon, TFOE||28-yr old ex-Celtic striker on trial at McD in August
2002. 5ft 11 he left Celtic for Swindon in a £330,000 move before
moving on to Huddersfield for £ 70,000 in 2001. Was freed by the
Terriers in the summer. Reasonable player at Celtic but not exactly
missed by any of his English employers.
Played a couple of reserve games and signed on 29/08 until mid-January.
|Became a Saintee|
|Colin Cramb||Accies, Jambos, Bury, Oldham etc, etc,||28-yr old striker appeared as a trialist against
Scumdee in the U-21 game in Dec 2002. He's been round the grounds as
they say and had trials with everybody lately.
Rumours of any move denied by Saints on 31/12
|Target||Who is He ?||Background||End Result ?|
|Jamie Smith||TFOE junior member||Rumours in June 2002 of a potential loan deal for the 2002-03 season. Currently a 22-yr old wonder kid and plays up front. Been on the fringes of the TFOE first team for a while but really needs a breakthrough.|
|Matthew Griffiths||Caerws||League of Wales top keeper, the 30yr old was the
subject of some 'net speculation about a move to Saints in June 2002.
26/07/02 - apparently signed for junior side Linlithgow Rose.
|Steven Milne||Scumdee||Rumour on the forums on 12/07/02 had the 22-yr old Scumdee striker set to head to Saints in a £100,000 deal early next week. Very much conjecture but the shake-up and financial situation at Dens could give it some credence.||Rubbish|
|Steve Ferguson||Ross County||25-yr old midfielder/forward who was transfer listed in
Dec 2002 by Alex Smith. Linked in the Sun on 22/01/03 with a move to
Saints or Ayr. Previously played at the Pars but has been at Dingwall
for 6 years.
Denied by Saints on 23/01.
|Ian Harty||Stranraer||Former Albion Rovers striker whose set the 2nd Div
alight. The 25yr old has scored about 60 goals in the last 3 seasons.
Out of contract in June 2003 and linked with a move to Saints, ICT or
Raith in the Sun on 17/04/03.
07/05/2003 - Sun reports he's in talks with Clyde.
14/05/03 - Signed for Clyde
|Went to Clyde|
|Mixu Paatelainen||Hibs||Ex-Sheep, Arabs, Bolton and Hibs Finnish striker, the
36-yr old was freed by the Easter Rd men in May 2003 and immediately
linked in the press with a move to Saints. Decent goalscorer but not
exactly in the first flush of youth.
17/05/03 - Media reports have the striker set to sign on Monday.
19/05/03 - Signed a 1-yr deal as player / first team coach.
|Became a Saintee|
|Richie Hart||ICT||Ex-Ross County man who played 18 games for Caley Thistle over 2002-03 and scored 6 goals. The 24-yr old midfielder is highly rated in Inverness. Rumoured to be joining Saints on an ICT forum in May 2003.||Rumour|
|David Hannah||Ross County, Tims, Arabs||Experienced 29-yr old midfielder who started at the
Arabs then move Timwards (where he worked with Stark) before trying his
luck in Cyprus. Spent 2 months last season at Dingwall.
Reported on 17/05 as being set to sign for Saints next week.
Signed a 3-yr deal with Ross County on 28/05.
|Stayed at County|
|Paul Lovering||Clydebank, Hibs, Ayr||Out of contract at Somerset Park and rumoured to be
moving to Saints in May 2003. 27-yr old left-sided defender who started
at Clydebank before moving to Hibs then Ayr.
Signed for Saints on 02/06/03.
|Became a Saintee|