DAFC.net
Home 25 September 2021 
 Post Message  |  Top of Board  |  Go to Topic  |  Search  |  Twitter Updates  |  Log In   Forum Rules  |  Newer Topic  |  Older Topic  |  end 
[ please login to use the Like feature ]
 Ian St John (D)
Topic Originator: wetherby  
Date:   Tue 2 Mar 09:40

Just announced at the age of 82.

[IP address logged]
Report Abuse   Reply To This Message
 Re: Ian St John (D)
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 2 Mar 09:45

`Jesus saves and the Saint knocks in the rebounds`.

[IP address logged]
Report Abuse   Reply To This Message
 Re: Ian St John (D)
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Tue 2 Mar 09:47

Really sad.

I believe he held the record for fastest hat trick in Scottish Football.

Not sure if still so.

RIP
[IP address logged]
Report Abuse   Reply To This Message
 Re: Ian St John (D)
Topic Originator: 1985Par  
Date:   Tue 2 Mar 10:04

Didn`t know him as a player but Saint and Greavsie was a big part of my Saturday growing up. Fantastic double act. Football focus followed by Saint and Greavsie then off to the Pars match. Happy days.

[IP address logged]
Report Abuse   Reply To This Message
 Re: Ian St John (D)
Topic Originator: Jbob  
Date:   Tue 2 Mar 10:21

Rest in peace.

Quickest hat trick in scotland is Marco Mark Viduka

Bobs of the world unite
[IP address logged]
Report Abuse   Reply To This Message
 Re: Ian St John (D)
Topic Originator: Parsweep  
Date:   Tue 2 Mar 10:23

Sad news . Almost as good on the telly as he was on the fitba park .
RIP , Condolences to all his family and friends .

Bobvo
[IP address logged]
Report Abuse   Reply To This Message
 Re: Ian St John (D)
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Tue 2 Mar 10:35

That`s a shame. Very good player and a good sense of humour.

Saint and Greavsie were a breath of fresh air. Jimmy has been poorly for some time

RIP, Saint




It's bloody tough being a legend
Ron Atkinson - 1983
[IP address logged]
Report Abuse   Reply To This Message
 Re: Ian St John (D)
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Tue 2 Mar 10:38

We lost Glenn Roeder just the other day at 65. Had been battling a brain tumour since the early part of the millennium.




It's bloody tough being a legend
Ron Atkinson - 1983
[IP address logged]
Report Abuse   Reply To This Message
 Re: Ian St John (D)
Topic Originator: eastendalloapar  
Date:   Tue 2 Mar 10:59

Saint RIP.

matt forsyth
[IP address logged]
Report Abuse   Reply To This Message
 Re: Ian St John (D)
Topic Originator: parfection  
Date:   Tue 2 Mar 10:59

I recall Ian St John in the Scotland team when I was a boy. He was a great player, and it’s always sad when one of your childhood icons passes away. RIP Saint and thanks for the memories.

[IP address logged]
Report Abuse   Reply To This Message
 Re: Ian St John (D)
Topic Originator: MDCCCLXXXV  
Date:   Tue 2 Mar 11:01

RIP Ian

East End Park is a symbol of all that is DAFC.
[IP address logged]
Report Abuse   Reply To This Message
 Re: Ian St John (D)
Topic Originator: gordi-b  
Date:   Tue 2 Mar 11:07

Great footballer, and totally nice guy. R.I.P Saint

G.B
[IP address logged]
Report Abuse   Reply To This Message
 Re: Ian St John (D)
Topic Originator: Sliema Par  
Date:   Tue 2 Mar 11:18

"The Saint And Greavsie" was highly popular and ran from 1985 to 1992.

The Saint ensured that Scottish football got a mention in the days when Scottish Football meant exclusively the Old Firm.

RIP to a nice guy.

[IP address logged]
Report Abuse   Reply To This Message
 Re: Ian St John (D)
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Tue 2 Mar 12:09

I watched him score a hat trick for Motherwell against Cowdenbeath at Central Park in a Scottish cup tie. Must have
been about 1959.

[IP address logged]
Report Abuse   Reply To This Message
 Re: Ian St John (D)
Topic Originator: Stanza  
Date:   Tue 2 Mar 12:33

I remember him in the Ancell Babes, the great Motherwell forward line with Pat Quinn, Willie Hunter, Sammy Reid and Andy Weir.
Then he went to Liverpool and I saw him play there in a deep centre-forward role that confused the centre-halves who were supposed to be marking him.
Finally, his performances on Saint and Greavsie were part of growing up.
Thanks for the memories.

_________________

Support Dunfermline Athletic Disabled Supporters` Club (it will cost you nothing) when you shop online with one of 4000 retailers and insurance firms etc
http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/dadsc
[IP address logged]
Report Abuse   Reply To This Message
 Re: Ian St John (D)
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 2 Mar 12:53

I`m surprised he only won 21 caps for Scotland. Of course there weren`t so many internationals in his heyday and numbers of caps weren`t inflated by appearances as a substitute.

[IP address logged]
Report Abuse   Reply To This Message
 Re: Ian St John (D)
Topic Originator: sammer  
Date:   Tue 2 Mar 14:02

Ian St. John was the first Scotland centre forward I can remember although I’ve no memory of him playing for a fine Motherwell side that beat Rangers three times in a season and in which he scored his hat trick at Eater Road, timed at 2 minutes30 seconds. He played against England on five occasions and was only on the losing side once, the 9-3 hammering in 1961 that he avenged two years later. Perversely, when at his peak in the mid 1960s winning League Titles, the FA Cup and reaching a ECWC Final with Liverpool, St. John was overlooked by the SFA selectors, even although he had scored in his last three games.

His rivals for the Scotland jersey were initially the powerful Davie Herd and the creative Alec Young, so presumably St. John was favoured as a player who combined both of these elements in his game. Although small, he was stocky and combative as the left hook in the clip underneath shows. Denis Law said St. John would regularly win challenges against big centre halves and was always available for passes at the edge of the box. A young Kevin Keegan was impressed by St. John’s football brain and claimed him as a big influence on his own style of play.

As a manager St. John revived Motherwell in the early 1970s, spotting the potential of Willie Pettigrew who’d been released by Hibernian. At Portsmouth he moved centre forward Graham Roberts to centre half where he later played for Spurs, Rangers and England. Before his stint as a TV presenter St. John turned up as himself in an episode with Alf Garnett, where a drunken Alf assumes by his accent he is German so you can guess the rest. I think St. John will best be remembered as a player who helped create the Kop culture that was forged in the mid 1960s and remains to this day.

https://youtu.be/OeUNBr6WvYw

sammer
[IP address logged]
Report Abuse   Reply To This Message
 Re: Ian St John (D)
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Tue 2 Mar 15:55

RIP Saint thoughts with all

We are forever shaped by the Children we once were
[IP address logged]
Report Abuse   Reply To This Message
 Re: Ian St John (D)
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Tue 2 Mar 16:51

Great tribute, Sammer.

With a name like St John, he'll surely be a shoo in for Heaven's XI.

R.I.P. Saint.



Not your average Sunday League player.
[IP address logged]
Report Abuse   Reply To This Message
 Re: Ian St John (D)
Topic Originator: Polt  
Date:   Tue 2 Mar 17:15

Fond memories and the partnership with Greavsie made for a must watch as a nipper.
R.I.P Thanks for the memories
[IP address logged]
Report Abuse   Reply To This Message
 Re: Ian St John (D)
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Tue 2 Mar 18:28

Quote:

Jbob, Tue 02 Mar 10:21

Rest in peace.

Quickest hat trick in scotland is Marco Mark Viduka


Not according to online sources, the Saint’s was achieved in less time.
[IP address logged]
Report Abuse   Reply To This Message
 Top of Board  |  Forum List  |  Threaded View   Forum Rules  |  Newer Topic  |  Older Topic  |  end 


Rows: 0
 Forum List  |  Need a Login? Register Here 
 User Login
 User Name:
 Password:
 Remember my login:
   
 Forgot Your Password?
Enter your email address or user name below and a new password will be sent to the email address associated with your profile.
Security : type 'pars' in the box:
email:
© 2021-- DAFC.net