2006 TOSSA RESULTS

Welcome to theThe 2006 Temple Of Saints Survey Awards (TOSSAs). Now in their 9th year, you can see what we thought of the events over the 2005-06 campaign. If you can be bothered previous awards can be found for 1997-98, 1998-99., 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2001-02 2002-03, 2003-04 and 2004-05

The nominations are divided into 5 categories The Season, The Players, The Media, Off The Park and finally The Future. Many thanks to everyone that caused me loads of work totalling the scores by taking the time to vote. There's some surprises but there's a real feeling of optimism and hope for next year...

Anyway get the Babycham uncorked and here we go.........


The Season

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AWARD

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And the Winner Is...


(2005 TOSSA in brackets)

OTHER NOMINATIONS

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The "1997 New Year's Day Commemorative Gubbing" Award for Best Home Performance

Medal Saints 5 Accies 1
(46 Votes)
(3-0 vs Clyde)
75% of the vote went to the cracking league win in October when everything seemed to go just right and made up in a small way for the Challenge Cup semi defeat to Billy Reid's side a few weeks earlier, as well as marking the time when we realised we actually had signed some decent players.
Second place went to the 3-0 win over Brechin with other votes coming in for the opening day gubbing of QoS, the 3-2 cracker against Stranraer and the five goals we stuck past Raith Rovers.
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The "Any Trip to Dens Park" Award for Best Away Performance

Medal Partick 4 Saints 4
(22 Votes)
(4-0 vs Partick (Dec))
A narrow win this over the 2nd trip to Dens but the thrilling cup-tie at Firhill wins through - for those of us that were there it was a game that simply had everything - late goals, bad misses, penalties and the resurrection of a certain Mr Rutkiewicz.
2nd place was the Kelvin-inspired victory at Dens while 3rd was the end-of-season champagne-spoling mission to Love Street. Other votes went to the 3-1 win at Palmerston, both games at Broadwood, and the wins at Hamilton and Brechin
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The "Let's Ban Sky" Award for Worst Home Performance

Medal Saints 0 Gretna 1
(32 Votes)
(0-3 v Falkirk)
Receiving just over half the votes and a clear winner was the 3rd round Scottish cup defeat to Gretna (a name you'll see a lot in this years TOSSAs). Still at least we lost to the finalists which is some consolation isn't it?....no? Suit yersel
Second place went to the 2-1 defeat to the Midden while the goalless borefest against the Scum was 3rd. Other masochistic moments remembered included the 1-1 match against Stranraer and the Accies Challenge cup semi-final.
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The "Ochilview" Medal for Worst Away Performance

Medal Dundee 2 Saints 1
(24 Votes)
(0-4 v Ross County)
The game where Scotsport condoned cheating as the tempestuous affair at Dens saw 10-man Saints have their keeper stretchered off and go down to the softest dive we've ever seen. Even the sight of them floundering near bankruptcy and relegation late on in the season wasn't enough to take the bad feeling away from this one.
Second place went to another bad-tempered game with the defeat at Airdrie on Hogmanay with the earlier 3-1 loss to the men from Broomfield in 3rd. Also mentioned were the defeats at County, Palmerston and the goalless draw at Love St. On the plus side at least we didn't have too many to pick from this year!
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The "Who Needs a Striker Now?" Certificate for Goal of the Season

Medal Goran Stanic. Photo copyright PPA (www.ppapix.co.uk). Used with permission.
Goran Stanic v Accies
(43 Votes)
(Stephen Dobbie v Partick)
By far the biggest winning margin this year, and Goran's 340-yarder (well it seems like it now as the goal moves into legend!) rounded off a fantastic 5-1 win over Accies.
Nothing came close to rivalling this one, but there were other mentions with Jason's debut goal at Broomfield, Dobbie's neat shot at Accies and Glennon's goal at Dingwall amongst the others nominated.
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The "Craig Brown Selection" Medallion for Save of the Season

Medal Kevin Cuthbert. Photo copyright PPA (www.ppapix.co.uk). Used with permission.
Kevin Cuthbert at Love Street
(33 Votes)
(Allan McGregor v Accies)
The first game at Love Street finished goalless and the man to thank for that was the Cat. Now this category doesnt usually get actual saves mentioned, more goalkeeping performances but the double-save from Sutton to snatch a point for us stuck in the minds all season - be interesting to see if its enough to get the no1 jersey for 2006-07.
Other mentions went to Glennons save off Malones free kick and "Glennon saving a point by scoring at Dingwall" which stretches the rules a bit. Oh aye and 5 votes for a Mr K Jack formerly resident of Dens, who is obviously considered an honorary Saintee these days.
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The "Gerry McMahon Injury" Scroll for Biggest Disappointment of the Season

Medal Not winning the title
(25 Votes)
(John Connolly)
Says it all really with the good form shown for most of the season not getting the reward many thought it deserved. Second place went to losing to Gretna in the cup while 3rd was "too many draws" which ironically contributed most to the winner.
Other nominations went to individual players like Mark Campbell, Dobbie and Henry while the lack of youths breaking into the team also came in for flak as did Dundee's ability to survive (financially and in the league).
On a more serious note there was one vote for losing Drew Rutherford which to my mind puts the rest into a very star perspective.
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The "Kane Header Against Dundee" Commemorative Video for Most Satisfying Moment or Event

Medal Kelvin Jack's Own Goal
(15 Votes)
(Dundee Relegated)
Oh how we laughed as T&T's favourite goalie's cracking blunder gifted us a win at Dens (and surprise, surprise as Cilla would say, there's a lot more to come from him yet). Joint 2nd place with 11 votes was beating Scumdee and beating St Mirren in the last game - makes a change to see this category reflecting victories on the park rather than gloating over others.
Other nominations (and there were plenty of them) included the improvement in form, the 208 night for Drew Rutherford, "Operation Kernaghan", Dundee losing 7-0, Dundee being pish, finishing above Dundee (OK so maybe a bit of gloating), the OF domination broken in the SPL, Jason at the World Cup and for the easily satisfied "names on the Saints away strip".
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The "Better Than The Pub" Award for Team Giving Most Entertainment Value

Medal Dundee
(16 Votes)
(Falkirk)
It's fair to point out that the winners this time weren't for entertainment on the park so much as the financial shenanigans off the park as this seasons "gonnae go straight back up" candidates had a sharp wake-up call. In order of votes the other nominations were Accies, Ross County, St Mirren, Clyde, PArtick, Airdrie, Brechin, Gretna, Stranraer and Raith Rovers.
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The "Boghead Drainage System" Memorial Award for Best Away Ground

Medal Glebe Park
(15 Votes)
(Victoria Park)
25% of the votes went to the gardener-friendly Beech hedges of Brechin ("Mon the hedge" as it was phrased!) with the home-made soup coming in for praise as well. Second place went to Love Street with Palmerston in third, and Accies New Douglas Park fourth. Votes also for Dens, Dingwall (well down on last year possibly due to the less-than-memorable visits this campaign), Cowdenbeath, Broomfield and Broadwood.
...nobody liked Stranraer......
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The "OF Domination" Plaque for the Best Thing to Happen to Scottish Football

Medal Jambos Form
(19 Votes)
(Partick Relegated)
For a change it wasn't the Division One glories that attracted the most praise but the Tynecastle Revolution which saw them split the OF for the first time since Oweny was a wee boy and Chic actually went to Love St regularly.
Back to a more normal vote for 2nd place though and Livi's relegation to a proper league won through (with one vote also for them getting the lowest points ever and removing that record from Saints). The OF split was voted for separately and in fourth place was Walter Smith and Scotland showing some promise (just a bit too late to prevent the Ingerlund dominated media fest we're currently enjoying in Germany).
Selected other nominations went to Saints signing Jason Scotland, the Kirin Cup win, T&T at the World Cup, Dundee getting their comeuppance and Kelvin Jack (with the latter trying to go for the award for nomination in most categories!)
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The "Sacking of Totten AntiChrist" Award for the Worst Thing to Happen to Scottish Football

Medal Gretna
(19 Votes)
(Old Firm)
A combination of jealousy over them making Europe and purchasing another title sees Brookes Borderers win this category which might put an interesting slant on the 4 encounters we'll have with them next season.
Second place and well behind was the Potential SPL2 reconstruction which was met with the common sense disdain it deserves while in 3rd was St Midden's promotion (a wee hint of jealousy perhaps).
Plenty of other nominations as well including UEFA not fining / banning Rangers, the ubiquitous OF Still here, Roy Keane, Vladimir Romanov, Scumdee surviving bankruptcy again, TFOD doing well in Europe and the general decline.
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The "Rolf Harris" Grammy for Song/Chant of the season

Medal Tiny Bubbles
(8 Votes)
("Sweet Caroline")
More than a few nominations here but the new managerial theme tune wins through wth Sweet Caroline dropping out. Other entries in the chart included a new one in 2nd place for that man again with "Kelvin, Kelvin, gies a waive" while another one-off was in 3rd place with the Firhill favourite "We always score 4 goals"
Others included "Same old Savo", "We hate Dundee", "My Garden Shed is bigger than this", "Are you Celtic in disguise" from Broadwood with the most warped suggestion being "Anything sung by Malone or Riordan" which says a lot more about the voter than I ever could.
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The "Penalty At Ibrox Miracle" Award for Best Ref of the Season

Medal Stuart Dougal
(15 Votes)
(Willie Young)
Proof that miracles do happen as ole "Saintee-hater" himself wins though from John Underhill in 2nd place and "None of them" in 3rd. Other nominations included Alan Freeland, Kevin Toner, Wullie Young (and yes the entry did point out they knew he was retired!), Craig Thomson and Kenny Clark with Mr Mackay and Mr Frickleton not mentioned.
Weirdest nomination went to "Anyone who pisses of that clown that sits at the back of the East Stand"!
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The "Aw no him" Award for Worst Ref of the Season

Medal Craig Mackay
(16 Votes)
(Charlie Richmond)
Another easy winner as his performance in charge of the slaughter at the first game at Dens wins through. Never mind the injuries we suffered but awarding that penalty for cheating Lynch means we've got a new replacement for Stuart Dougal.
Second place was Ian Frickleton who ruled over the 3-2 defeat at Palmerston while Iain Brines was a surprising entry at third despite what I thought was an ok performance in the Gretna game.
Not too many other names with McDonald, Freeland, Dougal, Richmond, Winter and Conroy all in the frame. Best vote though was for Hugh Dallas ("I know he's retired but he's still shite")
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The "Fergus hates Farry" Medal for Most Loathed Person / Institution of the Season

Medal Old Firm
(11 Votes)
(Old Firm)
The narrowest of wins for the Bigot Bros as they come through by one vote from Gretna (and we didn't even get the chance to face them in the cup this year).
Elsewhere we had Dundee in 3rd place with the SPL in 4th. Plenty of interesting nominees though including Brookes Mileson, Rowan Alexander, Jim Traynor, QoS (!), Simon Lynch (understandable), Neil McCann (not so understandable), Paul Lovering, Andy Millen and Billy Reid.
Closer to home we had a vote for Owen Coyle which stinks of a ringer but additional votes for both the Saints board and Stewart Duff reflecting some strong feelings.

The Players

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AWARD

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And the Winner Is...

OTHER NOMINATIONS

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The "John Brogan Memorial" Award for Best Saints Player This Season

Medal Goran Stanic. Photo copyright PPA (www.ppapix.co.uk). Used with permission.
Goran Stanic

(26 Votes)

(Peaso)
Almost half the votes clinched this one by a mile for our favourite Macedonian who showed the consistency and fitness to put some of the younger members of the squad to shame over the season (and scoring a cracking goal helped as well).
Second place went to Jason Scotland with 10 votes, one vote in front of Kevin Rutkiewicz while others nominated were Sheridan, James, Mensing and a single vote for Sheerin. The real surprise being the small range of names mentioned - no nominations for the likes of Savo, Dobbie, Stevenson, Anderson or either goalie.
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The "Andy Brannigan Understudy" Award for Worst Saints Player This Season

Medal John Henry. Photo copyright PPA (www.ppapix.co.uk). Used with permission.
John Henry

(15 Votes)

(Paul Sheerin)
A comfortable victory for one of Owens pals whose impact at midfield didn't exactly set the heather on fire (or even warm it up slightly). Still he's away now so no point in going overboard.
Second place with 11 votes was Steven Anderson with inconsistency and a delay in signing a new deal polarising opinion on oor Pamela. Elsewhere and we had votes for Stephen Dobbie, Mark Campbell, Mensing, Hannah, Rutkiewicz, Savo, Owen Coyle, Ryan McCann, Neil Janczyk and Ryan Stevenson - still at least some of the more popular ones have left (whatever happened to Mark Paston!?!)
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The "Vinny Arkins £5m In A Few Years" Award for the Most Improved Saints Player This Season

Medal Kevin Rutkiewicz. Photo copyright PPA (www.ppapix.co.uk). Used with permission.
Kevin Rutkiewicz

(28 Votes)

(Steven Anderson)
Another resurrection as Rustybitz form and loyalty wins through. For a player on his way out and looking so far out the picture you'd need a zoom lens to even spot him, the return to the fray at Firhill in place of the suspended Mark Campbell marked the start of a wonderful season for the defender and saw him first choice by Xmas and get a new contract at the end.
Second place with 22 votes was Sheerinho as well as the midfielder regained his place in the team after a poor start and waded in with goals galore during the campaign. Other votes went to Mensing, Stevenson, Cuthbert, Dyer and Anderson.
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The "Fat Keepers Memorial Rolex" Award for the Best Ambassador for the Club

Medal Owen Coyle. Photo copyright PPA (www.ppapix.co.uk). Used with permission.
Owen Coyle
(20 Votes)
(Jim Weir)
In a surprising turnup for the books Jim Weir's domination of this award is finally ended as the new manager's PR skills and ability to talk the club up wins him plenty of votes. Jim Weir was forced into 3rd place with skipper Kevin James in second.
Other nominations went to Jason, Sheerin (for that interview he did), Kevin Rutkiewicz, Goran Stanic, Steve Brown and a couple of votes simply for the fans.
Stewart Duff wasn't nominated again.....
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The "Marble Staircase Story Revisited (Again)" Award for the Biggest Embarrassment for Saints

Medal Mark Campbell. Photo copyright PPA (www.ppapix.co.uk). Used with permission.
Mark Campbell

(9 Votes)

(John Connolly)
Plenty of nominations to get through but again another of Owens pals gets the nod by a single vote over "Losing to Gretna". Still he's away as well so let's carry on with the others nominated.
In third place was Stephen Dobbie (a man who has a lot to prove next season) with other nominations for Steven Anderson, David Hannah, Losing to St Mirren / Dundee, Kevin James own goal at Palmerston, John Henry and Owen Coyle for "hassling referees instead of getting on wtih the game"
On a more serious note we had a lot of flak for the board with votes about the Inverness 22 as they're known and the deterioration in the relationship with the fans. But on the other side we also had a vote for ""Those 22 idiots getting themselves banned and then whining endlessly on about it as if they're angels and the rest of us are supposed to be remotely bothered " which seems to hint at a difference of opinion.
Two strange votes - one for "our pitch" and another for "The clown who sits at the back of the East stand and abuses every single linesman"
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The "I Cant Be Bothered Typing Dinos Name Out In the Match Reports" Award for the Best Nickname of the Season

Medal Scrabble - Photo copyright PPA (www.ppapix.co.uk). Used with permission.
Neil "Scrabble" Janczyk

(13 Votes)

(The Davester)
He might not have made much of an impact on the park this year but ole triple-word score himself gets the award for saving us website writers from having to update the spell-checkers by conveniently getting a decent nickname early on.
Second place went to the similarly named Rustybitz while other votes went for Le Freak, Gordon fae Letham, Wizard, Scrappy Doo, Gunther, Dobbin, Savo, Pamela, Mad Mental Martin and The bulldog.
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The "Chirpy Cheeky Chick Charnley Red Card" Award for the Funniest Moment of the Season

Medal Kelvin Jack Own Goal
(32 Votes)
(David Hannah's Dance)
Aw come on, what did you expect it was going to be? Yup the butter-fingers moment of the season wins by a mile as Kelvin's generosity in gifting a goal to Saints wins over half the vote and entry into the role of Honorary Saintees
Second place went to Matt Glennon's goal at Dingwall with Dundee's title challenge in 3rd with 4 votes. Others nominated included Mensing's fluke goal against Raith, OF excuses for bigotry, Dundee losing 7-0, Livi's relegation, Bobby Mann's own goal and surreal vote for "Dobbie wearing a Pink Panther head"
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The "Fererro Rocher 'With These Players You Are Spoiling Us" Award for the Ideal Saints Side

Medal Glennon, Mensing, Rutkiewicz, James, Stanic, Stevenson, Sheridan, Hardie, Sheerin, Scotland, Milne
(Cuthbert, Baxter, Dyer, McCann, Anderson, James, Stevenson, Sheerin, Peaso, Dobbie, Coyle)
The orthodox 4-4-2 formation wins through. Matt Glennon gets the nod over the Cat in most selections with the defence fairly consistent although Mensing is occasionally replaced by Anderson in some vores. Up front Scotland is the striker of choice with Savo in partnership although there are some votes for Dobbie / Peaso.
Midfield has the most controversy with Stevenson in a lot of selections but just as many saying "a decent right winger". Sheridan, Hardie and Sheerin were popular choices but some votes went for Scotland dropping back to the hole and the introduction of the Mooner with Johnny Black the other nominee.
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The "Almost fit to lace Roddy's boots" Medallion for Best non-Saints Player in Scottish Football

Medal John Rankin
(25 Votes)
(Russell Latapy)
Another clear winner with the County midfielder a big favourite (possibly cos we're looking for a scoring midfielder ourselves?). Other names nominated included Willie McLaren, Charlie Adam, Bryan Prunty, Kelvin Jack(!), Kernaghan(!), Kirk Broadfoot, Stewart Kean, Don Cowie, Mark Corcoran and just to show there are some strange drug-addled brains out there two votes for....Gary Bollan. Words Fail Me.
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The "Oleg Salenko" Medallion for Worst non-Saints Player in Scottish Football

Medal Gary Bollan
(9 Votes)
(Steve Fulton)
With practically every player we faced this season being nominated Blobby-boy wins out by a single vote from Paul Lovering with Bobby Mann in 3rd with 7 votes.
Of the others, the pick of the nominations included Michael Moore, Mark Reilly, Colin Marshall, David Hannah, Andy Millen, (you might spot a pattern there), Lee Wilkie, Eddie Malone, Mehmet, Wake, Tam McManus, Gerry Britton and "the Brechin defence". Well at least we've not signed any of them for next year (he says tempting fate)
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The County Sports Home Strip NameCheck for the Cult Hero of 2004-2005

Medal Goran Stanic. Photo copyright PPA (www.ppapix.co.uk). Used with permission.
Goran Stanic

(18 Votes)
(David Hannah)
A two-vote win for Goran the cult hero reflecting his lack of praise in the media spotlight over the season. Second place went , possibly unsurprisingly, to Jason Scotland while there were other votes for Kevin Rutkiewicz, Kevin James, Matt Glennon, Sheridan and Sheerin. with a solitary vote for Simon Mensing.
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The East Stand Moaners Selection for Cult Hero of 2005-2006

Medal Jason Scotland. Photo copyright PPA (www.ppapix.co.uk). Used with permission.
Jason Scotland

(11 Votes)
(Kevin James)
This one was tighter than the SFAs pursestrings with our World Cup Hero winning through by a single vote from Paul Sheerin (whose own World Cup callup is surely only weeks away).
Elsewhere and the votes went for Goran, Mooner, Rustybitz, Mensing, Savo and Kevin James. Of the new boys Andy Lawrie gained a couple of nominations and there was one strangely surreal vote for "Mostavoi".....we still linked with him?

The Media

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And the Winner Is...

OTHER NOMINATIONS

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The "Danny Griffin Namecheck" Award for Best National Newspaper Coverage

Medal PA
(15 Votes)
(Sun)
A one-vote win over the Daily Record in 2nd place and the Sun in 3rd theres not much to add here except that it usually gets the facts in its report unlike some of the papers.
Other votes here went to the Courier, Metro and Sunday Mail.
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The "Sky Comes to McD" Award for Best TV/Radio Saints Coverage

Medal Radio Scotland
(28 Votes)
(Radio Scotland)
Another win for Sportsound despite the cutbacks in their actual match reporting Richard Gordon and co are still the main media coverage for Saints on a Saturday afternoon. Second place went to Scotsport despite the 930am on a Sunday timeslot not being the most welcoming (never mind Andy bloody Walker)
Elsewhere and BBC Radio gained other votes for Spenceys 90 minutes (which is only 60 but we won't nitpick) and Off the Ball while there was a vote for the Temple Video Archive!!
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The "Jim Griffin Namecheck" Award for Worst National Newspaper Coverage

Medal Daily Record
(20 Votes)
(Daily Record)
I can't remember any particular articles which would have offended us this year but Traynor and Co's ongoing attempt to mention the OF in any match report or sports article is still pissing folk off. Second place went to the Sun with the Herald in third (mainly I think due to John Traynors digs at Saints).
Other mentions for the Scotsman, Star, Telegraph and three votes for the Daily Mail (I didn't think it had 3 readers in Scotland!)
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The "Cover the OF Instead" Award for Worst TV/Radio Saints Coverage

Medal BBC
(17 Votes)
(Sky)
Well when our only TV spot all season was that bloody performance against Gretna it's understandable. Second place went to Tay FM with Scotsport in third which is perhaps a more damning indictment of their SFL coverage. Three votes for Your Call (the host probably doesnt help here) with other votes going to Forth One, Talksport, Sky, Radio 5 Live and Clyde FM. Oh aye and a vote for Radio 1 which obviously failed to follow-up the Chris Moyles/Keyring exclusives from last season.
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Pundit / Reporter of the Year

Medal Stuart Cosgrove
(18 Votes)
(Stuart Cosgrove)
Ach ye cannae beat it (and other such cliches) as one of the few celebrity Saintees wins again. Second place went to Richard Gordon with a surprise third for Bill Leckie with 9 votes (well until the Barbour jacket quotes come out again).
Other names in the frame included Jim Traynor, Charlie Mann,Jim Spence, Jim Duffy and a single vote for Andy Walker
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The "Gerry" Hall of Fame for Worst Pundit / Reporter

Medal Chic Young
(13 Votes)
(Andy Walker)
The token St Mirren mentions became unbearable this season with ChicThePrick winning through and forcing last seasons winner into 2nd place. Still think of how cheery it'll be to hear him weep this season as his beloved mob head down again!!
3rd place went to Murdo McLeod's attempts to justify Sellik traditions with votes also for Tam Cowan, Leckie, Gordon Smith, Motson, Delahunt and Gerry McNee. John Traynor only snatched 3 votes but best nomination went to "I'm starting to look like one of the melting Nazis out of Raiders of the Lost Ark" MacPherson!!
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The "Almost as Popular as the Pammy Video" Scroll for the Best WWW Site of the Season

Medal WeArePerth Forum
(18 Votes)
(Blue Heaven)
The new unofficial forum wins through by a six-vote margin from Pie & Bovril. Not exactly the most unexpected of winners.
Other sites nominated saw the Official Site in third place ahead of the BBC Sport site, the Courier and Scotsport websites with Blue Heaven, Football 365, Sky and the Guardian all nominated. Oh aye and two votes for the Temple of Saints (look for the last time it's not eligible!!!)

Off the Park

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And the Winner Is...

OTHER NOMINATIONS

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The "Aggies Army" List of Season Ticket Holders

Medal Yes - 36
No - 24(Yes: 31 No: 25)
The Owen effect had some impact with the new manager encouraging some more season ticket sales.
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The "Sit Us Amongst The Bigots" Roll of Season Ticket Holder for 2002-03

Medal Yes - 34
No - 26(Yes 29 No 25)
Despite the goings-on off the park which we all expected to have some effect, it looks like the season ticket sales are still strong for next year. Mind you if the product on the park doesn't fully reflect the hopes (see below) then the club could be in for a rough ride
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The "Let them eat Pie" Barometer of Club / Fan Relationships for Last Season

Medal Improved - 16
No Change - 3
Worsened - 31
(29 / 11 / 16)
Not that much of a surprise really with several factors giving rise to plenty of discontent amongst the fans. Banning fans, the actions of the stewards and it seems to be the general deterioriation in the relationship with the fans / Fed all reflected in the vote.
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The "Worse Ratings than the SPL" PR Marks out of 10 Score

Medal 5.383(5.4) Not that big a drop in the score this year but given the performances on the park weren't exactly disappointing it has to be said that the discontent with the board / prices and a lot of other factors is starting to come through. As for how to fix this see below.....
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The "Whitewash The Stand" List of Suggested Improvements to the Club

Medal Better PR
(16 Votes )
(Cheaper Admission Prices)
Another plethora of suggestions but again the PR situation comes in for criticism winning out by one vote ahead of "Better links with the fans".
Other nominations included cheaper prices again, a student game, "A Fed that does something", more fan functions aimed at "ordinary" fans, more community involvement, "Sack Stewart Duff", "Sack the board", foreign players, selling the strips in the club shop, dumping Rock Steady and interestingly enough "Stop signing Owen Coyle's mates"
Interestingly enough most of the suggestions point to activities off the park so hopefully the club will take this on board.

The Future

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AWARD

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And the Winner Is...

OTHER NOMINATIONS

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The "Roddy or Ronaldo?" List of Players Saints Should Sign

Medal Top 3 are ::
Danny Griffin

(18 Votes)
John Rankin
(15 Votes)
Daniel McBreen
(10 Votes)
(McGregor, Mensing, Dobbie).
Brilliant - no more Ricky Bloody Gillies!!!!!!!!!!!
Another interesting list though with plenty of suggestions but former favourite Danny Griffin coming through.....pity it's too late now. Second place unsurprisingly went to John Rankin although whether or not we'd have a chance is debatable. Third place went to Falkirk striker Daniel McBreen and of the three he seems to be the one we still have a chance of getting
Other suggestions (and there were plenty) included Bryan Prunty, Grant Brebner, Kirk Broadfoot, Keigan Parker(!), Kelvin Jack(!), Stephen Payne, Latapy, McIntyer, Alan Main, Neil McFarlane and David Fernandez. Daftest suggestion had to be "Duncan Ferguson" while 5 votes went simply for "a decent winger".
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The "Mystic Aggie" Prediction List for Next Season

Medal League ::
Win it
(46 Votes)
League Cup ::
Fourth Round

(19 Votes)
Scottish Cup ::
3rd Round

(18 Votes )
Bell's Cup ::
Win it

(28 Votes )
(1st / 3rd Round/ 3rd Round /Win it)
Oh Christ, you know what they say about pride coming before a fall?!?!?!?!?!
To the league first and despite what looks like being the tightest division in decades, 3/4s of the votes say our name's on the trophy this year, with only one person daring to suggest a finish below 3rd (and even they went for 4th).
The League Cup is a bit more realistic - only two folk expect us to win with the majority going for a 4th round departure.
As for the Scottish Cup, past performance seems to stick in the mind and a one-game appearance expected for 2006-07 although one deluded soul expects us to win it.
At least there's a bit more reason to be optimistic about the Challenge Cup and 3/4s expect a trip to the final with 28 folk looking for a trophy at ther end of it. only one person expects our involvement to end at the start of August.
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The "Kenny MacDonald" Prediction for Most Promising Saintee Next Season

Medal Andy Jackson. Photo copyright PPA (www.ppapix.co.uk). Used with permission.
Andy Jackson

(19 Votes)
(Andy Jackson)
Is this going to be Jackos year? A third of voters think so and hopefully his loan experience over the last couple of seasons will give him a chance to stake a claim for a regular slot in the Saints side.
Second place was Jason Scotland with plenty expecting even more from our World Cup Hero. Third place was the Mooner with other votes for Sheerin, Mensing, Scrabble, Savo, Stephen Doris and Neil McCallum.
Oh aye and some wag voted for Derek McInnes!!!!
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The "Steve H Pessimism" Vote on Saints Future

Medal More Optimistic
(56 Votes )
(45)
Less Optimistic
(4 Vote )
(11)
Right thanks to all who took time to vote (and just as importantly read this drivel)
Absolutely nothing to say for this last award except that it's possibly the best praise we can give for Owen's leadership last season and the general optimism that has finally been rekindled amongst the faithful.
All they've got to do is live up to the promise.!!!!!!!!

That's it until next year..........................


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