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  1. 43 points
    Remember first seeing him as a 16 year old playing in the u20s. He was so slim his top was to big for him. But sitting with Skodasaint and Burnsy we all said the same thing. this tiny skinny kid has something. He had blistering pace and we loved watching him in the u20s. And I was at a Dumbarton game last year and Lewis dad tap me on the shoulder and introduced himself. He said Lewis would like to give you his shirt at the end of the season. I asked why. He said as a thank you for supporting and encouraging him in the u20s. as you can imagine i was delighted and true to his word I met up with Lewis in the supporters club and gave me his shirt . I'm a massive fan of his and were ever he plays I always will be. he's a credit to the club and his family. Lewis thanks for the great memories. Coys
  2. 23 points
    pozbaird

    Lewis Morgan 2018/19

    We’ve seen many young players leave before really achieving anything tangible in the stripes. Many have left to try their luck down South. This kid has his head screwed on, and has a chance to really make it big, without having to leave home, or leave family and friends. He leaves us having helped secure a championship, and the last thing he did at home was to score the winner against Morton, before winding them up something rotten. He’s scored great goals, has contributed greatly. I really hope he gets his chance at Celtic, shines, and like another true talent there in Kieran Tierney, becomes a Scottish international and secures a life changing move to the EPL. I am sure, absolutely certain, that if he turns out against us, this will be different from some players who join opposition teams and are jeered. He deserves, and I’m sure will receive, a warm welcome back. A sixteen million pound move to Spurs or Southampton, Everton or Newcastle. Pleasing. Thanks for the tangible memories Lewis, good luck at Celtic.
  3. 21 points
  4. 20 points
    div

    The Return Of The Sin Bin

    I've spoken to and seen comments from a few ex-users of this forum who no longer visit for various reasons but the recurring theme I get is that people are just fed up with the utter shite that is posted on here, usually on a really repetitive basis, from a small number of users. As such I have decided to resurrect the Sin Bin. If you suddenly find you are no longer able to post in this section of the forum, look for the Sin Bin section where you will be free to post as usual. Going to run this way for a few weeks and see if there is any mileage left in the forum, or if it's run it's natural course and it's time to put the whole thing in the bin. Enjoy
  5. 17 points
    div

    The Return Of The Sin Bin

    I will also be looking at moderation. The forum will stay, there's no danger of that changing, however things around it need to change.
  6. 16 points
    You just cant help yourself can you ? I would say you are becoming boring but that ship sailed a long time ago. Give it a f**kin rest . What i saw was the board & Management team applauding every corner of the ground and showing their appreciation of the whole support. Had they stayed in the directors box , no doubt you would have criticised them for being to detached from the fans .
  7. 16 points
    Eric Arthur Blair

    Open top Bus and Party

    Praise from the Polis...
  8. 15 points
    If you don’t want bigger clubs to court our manager the solution is to hire a manager who is shit. What’s happening here is the price we pay for success. I’m cool with it tbh. Jack delivered what he set out to do, he’s taken the club back to the top flight, and if he can now go and earn 5 times his salary elsewhere at a club which, when all said and done, is much bigger than we could ever be, then fair enough. Managers, staff, board members & players come and go. Fans are the only constant. As one chapter closes another begins.
  9. 15 points
    thomsons dropped it

    Lucky me....

    Came home yesterday and my signed Saints Top had arrived in the post. Organised by my workmate who knows James Fowler . Delighted !!!!
  10. 15 points
    div

    The Return Of The Sin Bin

    Oh fuck off you tedious cunt.
  11. 15 points
    whydowebother

    The Return Of The Sin Bin

    Speak for yourself, not all of us bother with faceless or twatter Sin bin for you any more of that !!
  12. 14 points
    Too many fans acting like f**king jilted teenagers over the last few days. Jack has been brilliant for this club over the last 18 months and this is unquestionable. Yet, the minute his leadership attracts the interest of other, bigger, clubs who would pay him ridiculously more money we’re hearing things about his lack of professionalism (not this poster) the uncertainly and speculation he attracts (see 18 months of success), his “approach to career building” (WTF?), his heart not being in it and dragging up a mess from years ago that is (or certainly f**king should be) long forgotten. It’s almost as if some of you want to to get your digs in before he moves so you can justify your emotions in the aftermath by reminding everyone you had seen through this man anyway and we’re better off without him. Just like, if you go back to my original point, many young lovers act when they get dumped for the first time. This is how football is these days and has been for a long time now. Jack owes us f**k all. The partnership has been mutually beneficial and if he chooses to better his career and financial prospects with a bigger club then he should do so with our blessing for the style of football and success he’s brought to us. I honestly despair with St Mirren fans sometimes. Less than three weeks after clinching the title and some have resorted to type. Get over yourselves. Also, since when would Ipswich be regarded as a “hell hole”?
  13. 13 points
    Think we're now at the stage where even if it isn't Ipswich, there are enough suitors out there to suggest the someone will tempt Jack this pre season. And really, what do some sections of our support really expect? Two weeks ago everyone was high as a kite that he'd won manager of the year in Scotland amongst his peers. A country where Brendan Rodgers is on the brink of back to back trebles and Stevie Clarke is performing just short of miracles at Kilmarnock but their peers are saying 'You're both good, this guy has been better, though.' Did anyone truly believe that the presence of Manager of the year for the entire country at a perceived small fish and available relatively cheaply by EFL standards wouldn't spark a frenzy to acquire his services?! It's about striking when the iron is hot and at present, his stock is at an all time high... It may never actually be higher with us. It's not about knuckling down and committing yourself for a minimum of this season like some suggest. No one is daft enough to do that, especially when by the end of the coming season your stock could be significantly lower. Jack Ross and St. Mirren, like the rest of us are now in a waiting game. Is it frustrating? Of course it is, this is a vital time in preparation of next season but it's part of football... It's just part of football that we've never really experienced as Buds, to have a man so talented at the helm that everyone wants to tempt him away.
  14. 13 points
    I've been wrong before (Argentinian consortium anyone?). Let's hope I'm wrong again.
  15. 13 points
    div

    The Return Of The Sin Bin

    I couldn't care less if posters want to have a pop at the club, at SMiSA or at Gordon, or me for that matter. What the forum doesn't need is the same posters posting the same stuff over and over and over and over and over again and making every thread about them and only them.
  16. 13 points
    billyg

    Jack Ross

    StuD ,LPM , Lex ! JR gave you guys a hell of a beating !
  17. 13 points
    A video montage tribute to Stelios.
  18. 13 points
    Just landed back in Exeter. It's been a fantastic weekend and it's weekends like this that explain why you support the local team instead of the "big boys". These are memories for a lifetime. The result topped it all off, and it's a nice feeling to have ended M*rt*n's playoff hopes too. The result was justified, M*rt*n spent most of the game booting us off the park, how the f**k their no. 25 didn't get booked for that tackle in the first half? We were running towards our own half ffs, with no threat and he made no effort for the ball. It was brilliant to see us aiming for the win even when it's already job done. It's a nice touch to see Morgan score the last home goal of the season, he's always been committed to the cause. Trophy presentation could have been better, couldn't see a thing from the West Stand. Pain in the arse when you know some of those in hospitality (with the best view of the trophy) are only there because of their jobs/workplaces and are hardly going to look at our results next season. I really enjoyed listening to the speeches at both the game and the parade later on. You could see how much it meant to the players, especially those who returned such as Samson, McGinn, Jack Ross himself, while having Sutton appreciating the love from the fans as we expect him to move on. I really hope he gets a chance to play next week, he's been damn good to us and is in the rare position of being part of both our 2006 and 2018 league winning squads. Great time at the Bankhouse too. Rammed to f**k but what an atmosphere. Makes you damn proud to be a Buddie. Thank you to Jack Ross and James Fowler for making this weekend possible. If you told me 18 months ago we'd be having a title party I'd have said "at least we've only had one year in the third tier then". How far we have come is absolute testament to the job those two guys have done, the decisions they've made to release certain players and bring in certain players. The efforts from the guys they've placed faith in? Stunning. There's a great feeling at the club right now, and I've never known there to be such a great community feel around the fans either. What a time to be a Buddie. I, and the rest of us will not forget this weekend for the rest of our lives.
  19. 12 points
    JJ McG

    Next St Mirren Manager - Merged

    After he said he was above the likes of the st mirren job? Billy Davies is a wee cock and Gordon Scott won't make that mistake again.
  20. 12 points
    Sorry guys , I'm at the stage that if he goes , he goes ! He has done a wonderful job getting us to where we are and has earned any success. Now Gordon Scott , over to you to get it right , because our future depends on your next move !
  21. 12 points
    It's possible that Stelios knew he would be likely to get limited game time next season, so also considered now is the right time to move on. He could be a regular starter (and, indeed, a star) in the right team at the right level. I hope he stays in Scotland and gets a gig with a good Championship outfit who are challenging at the right end of the table. I reckon he would slot well into a left wing-back role if any manager favoured that formation. It goes without saying that I wish him all the very best. Great guy, great character. Cheers Stelios!
  22. 12 points
    Isle Of Bute Saint

    Open top Bus and Party

    I'm on my way to happiness
  23. 11 points
    If this is true, it is now getting a bit silly. Most of us anticipated it, but there has to be a point at which the BoD have to sit down with Jack and ask him directly whether he has the appetite and commitment to remain at the club or not. It was always going to be a delicate balancing act, but it is now tipping away from the option of the club remaining a hostage to fortune while Jack throws his hat into a different ring every week. He is entitled to do just that, but the interests of the club are paramount and must be safeguarded. Pretty frustrating, truth be told.
  24. 11 points
    This says it all.
  25. 11 points
    Drew

    Get Jack On Gardening Leave Now.

    Indeed. In order to offer my thoughts. If I'm not mistaken, that tends to be how it works around here, no?
  26. 11 points
    Not sure why anyone thinks Jack is losing credibility for conducting himself in a thoroughly professional manner each time he’s been approached about a job in a better league with more money? Seriously, what the f**k would you like him to do?
  27. 11 points
    Just another Tractor popping by! Have to echo the sentiments of the other Town fans on here, it’s a pleasure reading this forum and the way many of you view our club! From what I’ve read, Ross would be a brilliant route for us to take. There is great foundations in place at the club for him, of which I do thank McCarthy for even if I am certain him leaving was absolutely the correct decision, no matter what his mates in the game say. Plenty of youth coming through, the team have really stuck together since and the caretaker(s) were those who are heavily involved in the youth teams. Our older players have also been chipping in, including the captain Chambers, and it appears these players will transfer into Town coaches. Regarding finances, although we don’t pay millions for transfers like other championship clubs, we are very competitive on wages and this is where people in football do not look. We’ve actually offloaded a few large wages in recent weeks (McGoldrick, Hyam, loanees including Man City youngster Celina) so he would certainly be given some funding. Once again it’s a pleasure to be on here and wish you luck going forward whichever way these talks go
  28. 11 points
    davidg

    The Return Of The Sin Bin

    I sent Div a pm years ago and volunteered to help out as I had a fair bit of spare time each day to moderate. I was a young guy with no children who spent a fair bit of time on here so was happy to help. Back then I had NSS and Tom helping Div also, we all pitched in to keep the place tidy but now it’s non existent due to everyone’s personal commitments. I work hard running my business and spare time with my family is far more important than moderating the forum, priorities change. I feel I’ve done my bit and now there’s little point in me having moderation powers any longer. I’m quite happy to continue do what I can when I can but it’s not going to be on a daily basis. New moderators would definitely be good but be prepared to get a bit of stick (and some abusive & threatening PM’s) for every decision you make. Anyone up for the responsibility should drop Div a PM. I’m sure he’d welcome some sensible forum users offering their spare time for the good of the forum. I’m sure most forum users would be grateful for the efforts also. We have a great platform here to talk about our football club and I’m glad to hear Div saying he’s not planning on dropping it.
  29. 11 points
    Buffs

    Jack Ross

    Manager of the Year. Congrats Jack. [emoji16][emoji460][emoji471]
  30. 11 points
    Thanks to the 952 people who voted in our Player of the Year and Tam McGarry Young Player of the Year polls. The voted have been counted and verified. The winner of the Tam McGarry Young Player of the Year Award for 2017-2018 is..... LEWIS MORGAN The winner of the B&W Army Player of the Year Award for 2017-2018 is..... STEPHEN MCGINN
  31. 11 points
    Ok here goes, hard hat on for all the flack heading my way. There is no chance of us selling 5000 season tickets or getting that as home crowd against bigots unfortunately. I would grab the money from them to give us best chance to compete for top 6 place. I would keep West and Main stand for us. I would give them both stands behind goals, sell ST’s for family stand either to include bigot games on the understanding Buds are moved to West/Main stand (their choice which stand) and sell cheaper ST for family stand to exclude those games as historically the family stand is quieter on bigot games as folks don’t want kids to attend. I would keep the bigots in for 10/15 minutes after the game to let the good people time to get on our way. I would love to be proved wrong with our attendances but the last two promotions we went back to our normal home crowd levels in the top flight. I genuinely think we will do better with JR & JF and crowds will be up but not to the extent people are saying. Would love to be proved wrong but can’t see it.
  32. 11 points
    SBS

    Lewis Morgan 2018/19

    Met him in the club shop before the game yesterday and he was buying a top. I joked about him having to buy his own strip these days and he replied, I'm just trying to give something back to the club. Great example to all young players. He must know how good a player he is but still has his feet on the ground and comes across as a top man. Hope his career continues to develop and he plays at the top level he can. As said above he will definitely be welcome back to the club and leave with the full support of everyone.
  33. 10 points
    This game has been organised to raise funds to send Rebecca McKenna aged 3 to America for treatment for cancer.Her story is told in todays Paisley Express. The date and venue for the game is as follows. Ralston Community Sports Ground Penilee Road Saturday 2nd of June at 1pm Players who have signed up to play include Steven McGarry,Lee Mair,Vanzy,Ludo,Junior Mendes,David Elliot,Barry Mclauchlin etc. It is our intention to have a team of fans to play against them and we welcome bids to secure a jersey for the day. Please DM me with your bids. Thanks everyone for their support. Forgot to add that the game is open to the public ie the greatest fans in the world to see their heroes again.There will be a bucket collection to raise as much as we can to send Rebecca on her way.
  34. 10 points
    That's disappointing.
  35. 10 points
    Domestic season hasn’t finished yet. Contracts haven’t expired yet. Identical to this time last year when JR was linked with Dundee. Let’s all simmer down and enjoy the weather.
  36. 10 points
    St Ricky has been pushing for a big increase in Season Tickets and expounding the benefits this would create for the club. What about the benefits to the Fan? Why does anyone buy a season ticket and what are the benefits to them? 9 days left and in the words of the clash “Should I stay, or should I go????” Yes, it’s nearly time for the early bird season ticket renewal. It’s not really a question of whether I renew it or not. That’s a given. Jack Ross and Gavin Reilly may also be pondering the question “should I stay, or should I go” but essentially, they are just employees of the club who might work hard and do a great job but it’s still their occupation not their hobby and whether they stay or not, I shall chose to plough all my hard earned cash into something I want to do and not something I have to do. A Season ticket is like a passport or a permission slip. It tells the wife match days are mine and I won’t be going shopping, sight seeing or undertaking any DIY projects on said days. It reduces nagging, huffs and football widow tantrums because once she knows the season ticket is paid for there is no point in fighting it. She just changes tac and exploits the feck out of match day expenses which costs me a fortune, but I get a nag free season. The game is only 90 minutes in the middle of a match day which is usually full of fun, travel and adventure. I get to travel up, down and across the country, meeting lots of likeminded people and usually having a drink with them. On the trips to Paisley I meet old mates or pub buddies. On my travels I make lots of new friends, acquaintances and drinking buddies. On away days I’m reunited with die hard, like minded Buds. We party, have a sing song and win, lose or draw it’s the day out that’s important. The season ticket is not just for entry to St Mirren Park. It symbolises commitment to the idea that match days are important, and Saints take priority over more routine, mundane pastimes that can dominate home life if you let them. “Should I stay, or should I go” relates to whether I try to move my season ticket seat which I haven’t sat in all season or try and oust the owner of the seat in the row behind and six along who hasn’t sat in their seat all season either because I’ve been in it. Whatever happens I’ll be there next year whether JR is there or not. The match day out is a great experience, hail, rain or shine, win lose or draw. Of course, it’s been great with JR in charge and winning every week and I’d love him to stay but it’s my team and it’s only his Job. So, no matter who is in charge and who is in the squad. I’ll be there. ST Mirren is for life not just Fergie, Smith, Hendrie, McPherson, Lennon and Ross seasons Not everyone has the time or means to go to all the games BUT If you can and want to go to the games, get a season ticket. It stops the clash with the wife when she tries to take you shopping or create DIY tasks on a match-day. Of course, you may have other reasons!
  37. 10 points
  38. 10 points
    If offered the Ipswich job and he’s happy to relocate then he’d be a complete basket case to turn it down. Solid club, finances are decent, huge fan base, underachieving and huge potential for improvement, owners with a track record of showing patience and a pretty nice corner of England to move to. Hang about here for a couple of season and he could be chasing jobs in the lower division like Lennon and MacPherson
  39. 10 points
    While we freely admit to being mid-Championship status these days, we are still a big draw for many, hence the 100+ applications received so far. You've answered your own question though there really as you go on to talk about JR's relative lack of experience. So why would he be deserving of a bigger club? Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying he's not a very good prospect, more that I think we have more value than you perhaps suspect. Leeds may have more money than us but they're a complete basket-case club. He'd be handed a two-year contract there and depart within six months. Now that's how you'd ruin this guy's career. We've only had 15 managers in 80 something years; you'll always get the chance to prove yourself at Portman Road, for better or for worse sometimes! Same applies to Sunderland. They are in League One, need a huge clear out and their performances/morale could not be lower. How you would find that a better fit than Ipswich honestly baffles me.
  40. 10 points
    FTOF

    Bye Harry , thanks for the memories

    A bit of a blow, as you could see that he read the game very well and he did steady our defence somewhat when he came in. For that I am extremely grateful to him and wish him all the best. However, and it's only my opinion, I thought he was a bit too easily bullied, particularly in the air, by more physical players, of the type we're going to have to cope with in every game in the top league.
  41. 10 points
    Sorry but you are wrong on many of your negatives. Without going into it too much and at the risk of repeating myself, our debt is irrelevant as it is our owners personal debt, if he goes he will have to walk away with it and he is happy to plug our losses to the tune of around £6m a year. We are perfectly capable with our current squad of challenging for play offs - without question. Finally, our managers just don't get sacked in a hurry, never have done. Since turning professional in 1936 we have only had 15 managers! If you really want some reasons why he won't come to us then I'll list them and it might cheer you up. 1/ He hasn't been offered the job. He might not take it anyway if offered 2/ We have had over 100 applicants - some of very high quality 3/ Personally I don't think he is our no 1 target. I don't know this for a fact but I think it is Paul Hurst - or possibly Frank Lampard. 4/ Although I would expect Ross to get paid very well (Marcus Evans pays good wages) I don't think Marcus will be prepared to pay much of a release clause. 5/ He is my first choice and I never get what I want.
  42. 10 points
    Agreed on the last part. However, he played an important part over the past 18 months, particularly last season in the run-in. Think most folk have a soft spot for him as he was a bit of a character, loved winding other players up and let's be honest, should realistically have been absolutely shite given that we recruited him through the much-mocked LinkedIn advertisement, instead, he turned out to be the very embodiment of what makes a bit of a cult hero in football. It's not so much folk saying fawning over him and saying 'he was great, we should be keeping him' as it is 'he was great for what we needed at that time'. Which he was.
  43. 10 points
    SG took plenty of opportunity to appear holding a cup from time to time. Damn right too. Directors sit through the shit seasons same as everyone. Why not enjoy those all too brief moments in the sunshine? If it was me, I’d be on that pitch with the players in a flash. To argue against the directors having the right to enjoy St Mirren success, which comes around as often as a decent Shull thread, is churlish at best. I say that as someone who has had a dig at the crap trophy presentation too, but GLS and Fitzy were perfectly entitled to be out there enjoying a great day.
  44. 10 points
    We`ll never fill our stadium if we keep pandering to the old firm, its our stadium give them the away stand and nothing all else, lets keep building on what we have started here, don't start throwing it all away by taking the old firm ££££... we can be the alternative choice for the good people in the west of Scotland, just concentrate on how we can attract more of our own fans to the ground, we have the potential to fill our own stadium, keep building and the fans will come.
  45. 10 points
    Can't believe there's more interest in empty seats than the game or the title etc. get a life ffs lol
  46. 10 points
    Mid Calder Saint

    Lewis Morgan 2018/19

    What a fantastic talent he is and is also a really nice guy so approachable and articulate.My wife had her photo taken with him during the celebrations and I just said to him that he has made thousands of people so happy to which he replied "thanks for that it means so much to me".All the best Lewis.
  47. 9 points
    He was pish against Premier League teams anyway. It's for the best.
  48. 9 points
    No thanks.
  49. 9 points
    JJ McG

    Jack Ross

    Tick Tock..
  50. 9 points
    For anybody to say The BOD are not part of the team is a idiot. They work incredibly hard behind the scenes to make sure Jack and James have everything they need to put a good football team on the park. And so far they've done well. So yes their a big part of the team. Coys.
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