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  • Writer's pictureAlastair Blair

New request for Saints’ fans to help with the next St Johnstone history book

Updated: Mar 15, 2023


Unsurprisingly, given how long ago the games were, relatively few people got in touch in response to Brian Doyle and my plea for anyone who had been at matches in the distant past. However, several did and their names will be recorded in the acknowledgements to say thank you for their help. We were fortunate to be able to speak to fans who had been at every one of the matches we are studying (including the 1946 game in which Willie McIntosh scored a double hat-trick - thank you Donnie McPhee!). We are currently on track to have this new book ready for Christmas this year (although please don’t beat us up if it slips) so we’re now looking to hear from any fans who were at the following games…


The first major national final Scottish League Cup, St Johnstone 0, Celtic 1

Hampden Park, Saturday, 25th October 1969


Qualifying for European football for the first time Scottish League Division 1, St Johnstone 2, Clyde 1

Muirton Park, Saturday, 10th April 1971

The first ever game on a Sunday Scottish Cup, Third Round, Forfar Athletic 0, St Johnstone 6

Station Park, Forfar, Sunday, 27th January 1974


The last game at Muirton Scottish League Division 1, St Johnstone 0, Ayr United 1

Muirton Park, Saturday, 29th April 1989


The first game at McDiarmid Park Scottish League Division 1, St Johnstone 2, Clydebank 1

McDiarmid Park, Saturday, 19th August 1989


Promotion to the Top-Flight

Scottish Premiership, Ayr United 0, St Johnstone 2

Somerset Park, Saturday, 28th April 1990

Scottish Premiership,

Kilmarnock 0, St Johnstone 0

Rugby Park, Wednesday, 5th December 2019


The all-time appearance record (Liam Craig) Scottish Premiership, St Johnstone 3, Dundee 1

McDiarmid Park, Saturday, 2nd October 2021


There are lots more of course, but we’re trying to get through this in bite-size chunks. If you were at any of these games and would like to contribute your memories (printable ones!), please get in touch here.


Alastair Blair and Brian Doyle Note, we cannot guarantee to use everyone’s stories, but we’ll do our best.


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