Temple Of Saints

The Surreal World of the Prospective Saintee and Transfer Target ........Season 2005-2006.

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., 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 webmaster@grange.demon.co.uk

Signing Targets

Target Who is He ? Background End Result ?
Kevin James Kevin James Falkirk Mutant 29-yr old 6ft 7 tall defender who despite skippering the Weans in 2004-05 turned down a new deal in May. Strongly rumoured on 09/05 to be heading to Perth
Signed a 2yr deal on 12/05.
Became a Saintee
Mark Campbell Mark Campbell Falkirk 27-yr old centre-half freed by the Weans in May 2005 and linked with a move to Saints. Former Ayr player.
Signed a 1yr deal on 12/05
Became a Saintee
Simon Mensing Simon Mensing Clyde Highly-rated 23-yr old left back who was linked to a move to Saints in May 2005. Don't expect him to sign until he turns 24 in June though.
Signed a 2-yr deal on June 30th
Became a Saintee
Neil Janczyk Neil Janczyk Hearts The 22-yr old Jambos central midfielder was linked with a move to Saints in May 2005 with the Scotsman reporting a 2-yr contract on offer. 5ft 10, he played understudy to Paul Hartley a few times but seems to be reasonably well rated .
Signed a 2-yr deal on 26th May 2005.
Became a Saintee
Gavin Swankie Gavin Swankie Arbroath Highly-rated 21-yr old winger linked in June 2005 with a move to Saints. Previously had a trial at Liverpool and is one of the best prospects from the lower leagues.
Decided to take his life in his hands by signing for the Scum.
Went to Scumdee
Steven Milne Steven Milne Plymouth Ex-Scumdee 25-yr old striker linked with a move to Saints due to a combination of homesickness and the enforced pie-free diet he's been made to follow as Blobby Williamson overindulges on the pasties. And yes he's a familiar face having been linked in 2002-03.
Signed a 3yr contract on June 16th 2005.
Became a Saintee
No picture available John Henry Falkirk Veteran midfielder given training facilities by Saints in summer 2005. Played in some of the pre-season friendlies.
Won a 1-month contract on 29th July.
Became a Saintee
Craig Easton Craig Easton Ex-Arabs, Livi Experienced midfielder who started his career with Dundee Utd before moving to Livi. Scored plenty for them last season. Linked with Saints in July 2005.
Denied a day later by the club via the Courier
No picture available Colin Meldrum Livi Experienced goalkeeper freed by Livi in summer 2005. Joined Saints for pre-season training in July but nothing happenmed Not Good Enough
Darren Sheridan. Photo copyright PPA (www.ppapix.co.uk). Used with permission. Darren Sheridan Clyde A 36yr old central midfielder. Born in Manchester, he played for Clyde in 2004-05 and was given a trail in July 2005 playing against the Pars.
Signed a 1-yr deal on 28/07.
Became a Saintee
Scott Paterson.  Photo copyright PPA (www.ppapix.co.uk). Used with permission. Scott Paterson Ex-Jags, Arabs Central defender who had spells at Arabs and Partick interrupted by injury. Brought in on trial ahead of the 2005-06 campaign
After a lengthy trial period signed a short-term deal in Sept 05 through ot Jan 06
Became a Saintee
Mark Paston. Photo copyright PPA (www.ppapix.co.uk). Used with permission. Bradford, Walsall 6ft5 Kiwi international. The 28-yr old was previously at Bradford and Walsall and was given a trial in July 2005 playing against the Pars.
Talks have been opened but went on trial elsewhere and was reluctant to move north.
15/08 - Came back for another trial and signed a 1-yr deal on 25/08.
Became a Saintee
Goran Stanic. Photo copyright PPA (www.ppapix.co.uk). Used with permission. Mark PastonGoran Stanic Raith, Livi 33-yr old Macedonian Liam Gallacher clone who had a spell at Raith and Livvy. A left-back / midfielder, he's known for shall we say the physical nature of his play. Linked on 28/07 with a trial with Saints.,Signed a 1-yr deal on 28/07.
Became a Saintee
No picture available Colin Stewart Ross County,TFOE Former County keeper who had a spell on trial with Saints in July 2005.
06/08 - Trial put on holddue to injury but played in a closed-doors game on 11/08. Not good enough though and signed for Partick on 19/08.
Not Good Enough
Marius Kizys Marius Kizys Hearts, FC Kaunas 23-yr old right-sided Lithuanian midfielder who was at Hearts in early 2005. Not kept on so came on trial with Saints in July 2005. Former Lithuanian U-21 internationalist and highly-rated amongst Jambo fans.
Talks opened with his representatives on 05/08 but no deal was struck and he headed home. Believed to have been stopped from signing by the Kaunas chairman.
Deal dead
Jason Scotland Jason Scotland Dundee Utd Trinidad striker linked with a move to Saints in August 2005 after his SPL career was ended due to losing his work permit. This one could drag on a bit but we have applied for a work permit to allow him to play for Saints in the SFL.
Signed a 2-yr deal on Tues 23/08 after winning the appeal that morning.
Became a Saintee

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