Summer 2009 Rumour Mill Issue 2

Last updated : 30 August 2009 By Stuart Gillespie
This is basically a list of rumours collected from various sources and my views on how reliable they are. There's also an update on rumours that appeared in previous issues.

The window is set to slam shut on Tuesday at 5pm and Saints are supposedly still in the market for a couple of players, although there isn't much in the way of speculation. Here's what I can find.


Bob Harris:
Queen of the South leftback who was also linked with a move to the Fake Saints. Would cost a fair bit of cash so unlikely.

Steven Hammell: Another left back, this time one at Motherwell. They're unlikely to let him go, but would be competition/replacement for Mo Camara.

Allan Johnston:
Not really a rumour as a contract has been offered and a response is expected soon.

Darren Mackie: Aberdeen striker who is in the first team at Pittodrie so unlikely to be much truth in this one.

Steven Smith: Nearly signed for us last season and still being linked with a loan move, although he's back in the Rangers team.

Derek Young: Part of a rumoured swap deal with Mo Camara. Will believe it when I see it!


Mo Camara:
Linked with Aberdeen as part of a swap deal last week.

Andy Dorman:
Actually, there hasn't been any speculation about him - for once - but there probably will be before the window shuts!

Gus MacPherson: Made up message board rumours suggest he's going down south. The fact they are nonsense didn't stop Chic Young asking the manager about it!

Billy Mehmet: Has been linked with West Brom and also a switch to Turkey.

Dennis Wyness: Has been linked with Queen of the South and Morton - both probably made up stories.


Will Haining: No contract was offered and he left, ending up at Morcambe.

Michael Higdon:
The deal was as good as done when the last issue came out and, sure enough, he signed.

Gary Mason: He was offered a new deal but it was withdrawn due to Setanta's collapse. Recently signed for Hamilton.

Marc McAusland: A contract was offered but he opted for first team football with Queen of the South.


Mark Brown: We needed another keeper, but we signed Paul Gallacher.

Scott Cuthbert: Many people would have liked to see him sign for us permanently, but he went to Swindon instead.

Craig Dargo: Was linked with a departure but he signed a new deal.

Jamie Langfield: Hardly any chance of this deal coming off originally and that vanished when Gallacher signed.

Brian McLean: An offer was made but he ended up joining Falkirk.

Keigan Parker:
No idea if we were after him but he signed for Oldham.

Craig Samson: Was training with us but fortunately it came to nothing and he went to Ayr United.

Graeme Smith: Signed for St. Johnstone.

Derek Soutar: Stayed at Ross County.

Stefan Stam: Might have been a decent signing but he joined Falkirk.

Marc Twaddle: No idea if we were back in for him or not but he ended up back at Falkirk.

Not much to go on then, but hopefully something will happen before Tuesday - and the chances of a potential not being listed above are pretty good!