2014–15 St Johnstone F.C. season

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St Johnstone
2014–15 season
ChairmanSteve Brown
ManagerTommy Wright
StadiumMcDiarmid Park
PremiershipFourth place
Europa LeagueThird qualifying round
lost to Spartak Trnava
League CupQuarter finals
lost to Rangers
Scottish CupFifth round
lost to Queen of the South
Top goalscorerLeague: Brian Graham (9)
Michael O'Halloran (9)

All: Brian Graham (10)
Michael O'Halloran (10)
Highest home attendance8,486 vs FC Luzern
UEFA Europa League
24 July 2014
Lowest home attendance2,383 vs Ross County
Scottish Cup
29 November 2014

The 2014–15 season was St Johnstone's sixth-consecutive season in the top flight of Scottish football and their second in the newly established Scottish Premiership. St Johnstone also competed in the League Cup, the Scottish Cup and the Europa League. They also went into the season the holders of the Scottish Cup, having won it for the first time in their history the previous year.

Summary[edit]

St Johnstone kept manager Tommy Wright for the season with Callum Davidson assistant. They went into the 2014–15 Season as Scottish Cup holders after winning it for the first time in their history the previous year. However, they were unable to retain the trophy after losing to Queen of the South in the Fifth Round.

Results and fixtures[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss   Postponed

Pre-season/friendlies[edit]

Scottish Premiership[edit]

UEFA Europa League[edit]

Qualifying phase[edit]

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Scottish Cup[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

During the 2014–15 season, St Johnstone have used twenty three different players in competitive games. The table below shows the number of appearances and goals scored by each player.

Appearances[edit]

Includes all competitive matches. Alan Mannus is the only player to have played every minute of every game in this season

As of match played 24 May 2015
No. Pos Nat Player Total Premiership Europa League League Cup Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Northern Ireland Alan Mannus 46 0 38 0 4 0 2 0 2 0
2 DF Scotland Dave Mackay 42 2 34 1 4 1 2 0 2 0
3 DF Scotland Tam Scobbie 24 0 17+3 0 1+2 0 0 0 1 0
4 DF Scotland Simon Lappin 31 1 19+8 1 0 0 2 0 2 0
5 DF Scotland Frazer Wright 29 0 23+1 0 3 0 1 0 1 0
6 DF Scotland Steven Anderson 41 3 37 3 0 0 2 0 2 0
7 MF Scotland Chris Millar 38 1 31 1 4 0 2 0 1 0
9 FW Scotland Steve MacLean 28 3 23+1 2 4 1 0 0 0 0
10 MF Scotland David Wotherspoon 42 0 30+5 0 4 0 0+1 0 1+1 0
11 MF Scotland Danny Swanson 12 2 8+3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
14 FW Scotland Brian Graham 27 10 16+7 9 0 0 2 1 1+1 0
16 MF Scotland Liam Caddis 20 0 5+10 0 2+1 0 0+2 0 0 0
17 FW Scotland James McFadden 20 2 8+9 1 0 0 0+1 0 2 1
18 MF Scotland Murray Davidson 27 3 17+6 3 0 0 2 0 1+1 0
19 DF Scotland Gary Miller 25 0 8+11 0 4 0 1 0 0+1 0
20 MF Scotland Scott Brown 12 0 7+2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
22 MF England Lee Croft 34 0 17+10 0 3+1 0 2 0 1 0
24 DF Scotland Brian Easton 40 0 31+1 0 4 0 2 0 2 0
25 FW Scotland Chris Kane 17 1 4+11 1 0+1 0 0 0 1 0
29 FW Scotland Michael O'Halloran 46 10 29+9 9 3+1 0 2 0 1+1 1
Players who left the club during the 2014–15 season
8 MF Scotland Gary McDonald 19 0 10+6 0 1+1 0 0+1 0 0 0
11 FW England Adam Morgan 5 0 1+4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 FW Scotland Stevie May 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0

Goal scorers[edit]

As of 24 May 2015
Ranking Nation Number Name Scottish Premiership Europa League League Cup Scottish Cup Total
1 Scotland 14 Brian Graham 9 0 1 0 10
Scotland 29 Michael O'Halloran 9 0 0 1 10
3 Scotland 6 Steven Anderson 3 0 0 0 3
Scotland 9 Steve MacLean 2 1 0 0 3
Scotland 18 Murray Davidson 3 0 0 0 3
5 Scotland 2 Dave Mackay 1 1 0 0 2
Scotland 11 Danny Swanson 2 0 0 0 2
Scotland 17 Stevie May 0 2 0 0 2
Scotland 17 James McFadden 1 0 0 1 2
10 Scotland 4 Simon Lappin 1 0 0 0 1
Scotland 7 Chris Millar 1 0 0 0 1
Scotland 25 Chris Kane 1 0 0 0 1
Own goal 1 0 0 0 1
Totals 34 4 1 2 41

Disciplinary record[edit]

Includes all competitive matches.
Last updated 24 May 2015

Number Nation Position Name Premiership Europa League League Cup Scottish Cup Total
Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card
2 Scotland DF Dave Mackay 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
3 Scotland DF Tam Scobbie 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
4 Scotland DF Simon Lappin 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
5 Scotland DF Frazer Wright 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
6 Scotland DF Steven Anderson 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
7 Scotland MF Chris Millar 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
8 Scotland MF Gary McDonald 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
9 Scotland FW Steve MacLean 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
10 Scotland MF David Wotherspoon 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
11 Scotland MF Danny Swanson 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
14 Scotland MF Brian Graham 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
16 Scotland MF Liam Caddis 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
17 Scotland FW James McFadden 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 1
18 Scotland MF Murray Davidson 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 7 0
19 Scotland DF Gary Miller 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
22 England MF Lee Croft 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
24 Scotland DF Brian Easton 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
25 Scotland FW Chris Kane 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
29 Scotland FW Michael O'Halloran 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Totals 69 2 11 0 4 0 3 0 87 2

Team statistics[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
2 Aberdeen 38 23 6 9 57 33 +24 75 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 38 19 8 11 52 42 +10 65 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[a]
4 St Johnstone 38 16 9 13 34 34 0 57 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
5 Dundee United 38 17 5 16 58 56 +2 56
6 Dundee[b] 38 11 12 15 46 57 −11 45
Source: SPFL
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Notes:
  1. ^ Inverness Caledonian Thistle qualified for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League by winning the 2014–15 Scottish Cup.
  2. ^ Teams in the bottom six at the time of the split (33 games) cannot pass teams in the top six

Results by opponent[edit]

St Johnstone score first

Team Results Points
1 2 3 4
Aberdeen 1–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 7
Celtic 0–3 1–2 1–0 0–0 4
Dundee 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 7
Dundee United 0–2 2–1 2–0 1–1 7
Hamilton Academical 0–1 0–1 1–1 X 1
Inverness C.T. 1–2 1–0 0–2 1–1 4
Kilmarnock 1–2 1–0 0–0 X 4
Motherwell 1–0 2–1 1–1 X 7
Partick Thistle 0–0 2–0 0–3 X 4
Ross County 2–1 2–1 0–1 X 6
St Mirren 1–2 1–0 2–0 X 6

Source: 2014–15 Scottish Premier League Results Table

Transfers[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

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  2. ^ "St Johnstone: Simon Lappin agrees deal after Cardiff exit". BBC Sport. 21 August 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Brian Graham: St Johnstone sign Dundee United striker on loan". BBC Sport. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  4. ^ "James McFadden: St Johnstone sign ex-Everton player". BBC Sport. 1 October 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Transfer Deadline Day Summary". scottishfa. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  6. ^ "St Johnstone re-sign trio as four exit Scottish Cup winners". BBC Sport. 22 May 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Diamonds bring in Gray". SPFL. 13 June 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  8. ^ "St Johnstone re-sign trio as four exit Scottish Cup winners". BBC Sport. 22 May 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  9. ^ "Chris Iwelumo: Chester sign ex-Scotland international striker". BBC Sport. 30 June 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  10. ^ "Zander Clark Rejoins". qosfc. 25 July 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  11. ^ "St Johnstone re-sign trio as four exit Scottish Cup winners". BBC Sport. 22 May 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  12. ^ "Stevie May completes move to Sheffield Wednesday from St Johnstone". STV. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  13. ^ "St Johnstone re-sign trio as four exit Scottish Cup winners". BBC Sport. 22 May 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  14. ^ "Cregg Signs". shamrockrovers. 15 August 2014. Archived from the original on 15 August 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  15. ^ "Friday signings update". SPFL. 29 August 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  16. ^ "LOAN SIGNING – DYLAN JOINS FROM SAINTS". SPFL. 22 January 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  17. ^ "Gary McDonald: Peterhead sign experienced midfielder". BBC Sport. 12 February 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2015.