Manager: Robert Rankin

League Position: 14th in Division A
Overall Scottish Position: 14/38
Scottish Cup: 1st Round v Dumbarton
League Cup: Group Stages

League Team Stats

Winning Run: 2 matches
Unbeaten Run: 2 matches
Scoring Run: 8 matches
Without Conceding: 2 matches
Losing Run: 3 matches
Winless Run: 6 matches
Without Scoring: 2 matches
Without Shutout: 17 matches
Shutouts: 3
Scored: 47
Conceded: 65
Number of Successful Penalties:
Highest Home Attendance: 18,000 v Rangers (4/1/47)
Lowest Home Attendance: 4,000 v Motherwell (21/4/47)
Average Attendance:

All Competition Team Stats

Winning Run: 2
Unbeaten Run: 2
Scoring Run: 8
Without Conceding: 2
Losing Run: 3
Winless Run: 10
Without Scoring: 2
Without Shutout: 15
Shutouts: 4
Number of Successful Penalties:
Scored: 56
Conceded: 87
Highest Home Attendance: 20,000 v Rangers (League Cup, 12/10/46)
Lowest Home Attendance: 4,000 v Motherwell (Division A, 21/4/47)
Average Attendance:

League Player Stats

Most Appearances:
Top Scorer: 9 Johnny Deakin
Most Clean Sheets: 3 Malcolm Newlands
Number of Successful Penalties:
Best Scoring Run: Deakin, 3 matches

All Competition Player Stats

Most Appearances:
Top Scorer: 9 Johnny Deakin
Most Clean Sheets: 3 Malcom Newlands
Number of Successful Penalties:
Best Scoring Run: Deakin 3 matches


Full history of the St Mirren kit, from 1877 until today

A detailed history of the evolution of the club badge.

Abercorn F.C. were from the East of Paisley and for the first 20 years of football in the town were the biggest club. Like Saints, they were founder members of the Scottish league, but would be defunct within a few decades of this promising beginning. What happened to them?

In the early days of football in the town, as well as Saints and Abercorn, Paisley had several football clubs including Dykebar FC. Read about them here.

The greatest XI as voted for on twitter in 2019 after over 5000 votes. Who makes the cut?

In 2001 with Saints fighting relegation from the SPL, a South American agent who was originally from Paisley contacted manager Tom Hendrie and told him Ronaldinho was open to moving to Saints. This is what happened.

The performance of every Saints manager compared against each other. Some will surprise you……………………………

The 2020 version of The Natural Order

If you gave points at the end of each season based on performance to every club that took part in Scottish Football, where would Saints find themselves? (Original 2018 version)



Chapter One. Pre-season and the League Cup Group.

Saints dispense of Oran Kearney’s services and appoint Jim Goodwin, but the team struggle in an easy League Cup group.

Chapter Two. August 2019.

Saints kick off the Premiership season after Goodwin makes a number of signings.

Chapter Three. September 2019.

The season continues but good form is hard to find for Saints new boss.

Chapter Four. October 2019.

The struggle goes on as a relegation battle looks increasingly likely for the rest of the season.

Chapter Five. November 2019.

Saints sink to the bottom of the table as the lack of wins really starts to show, however performances start to improve.

Chapter Six. December 2019.

The improvement continues as Saints pick up 8 points in the month and put in a number of excellent performances.

Chapter Seven. January 2020.

The winter break allows Goodwin a chance to improve the squad with Conor McCarthy and Jamie McGrath arriving from Irish football but Kirk Broadfoot bizarrely buys his contract out to return to Kilmarnock.

Chapter Eight, Part I. February 2020, 1st – 12th February.

A run of draws Saints back into relegation trouble as injuries begin to pile up.

Chapter Eight, Part II. February 2020, 13th – 29th February.

Saints are victorious after an incredible Scottish Cup tie at Fir Park and follow this up by winning again at Motherwell in the league, but relegation fears still persist. The spread of COVID-19 begins to prompt the possibility of sporting suspensions.

Chapter Nine, March 2020.

Injury ravaged Saints faced Hearts in what increasingly looked like a match we had to win to avoid automatic relegation with the cancellation of football due to COVID-19 imminent.

Player Ratings – Defence

Player Ratings – Midfield

Player Ratings – Attack



Tom Black

Name: Tom Black
Date of Birth: 11th October 1962
Place of Birth: Lanark, Scotland
Nationality: Scottish
Position: Left Back
Signed: July 1989 from Airdrie (£70,000)
Departed: November 1991 to Kilmarnock
Debut: 30th August 1989 v Aberdeen (1-3)
Final Match: 2nd November 1991 v Motherwell (1-2)
Apps: 85
Goals: 4
Honours: None

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