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  1. 10 points
    div

    Super Stelios

    I've been tweeting him a bit, seems fair to assume that he's been offered a deal but that the numbers aren't what him or his agent are looking for. He wants to stay going by his tweets, but it's looking increasingly unlikely that is going to happen unfortunately. For me having a guy who can play left back or right back, and who gets forward from those positions and can score goals is a very worthwhile asset to have in the squad. Shame, but I guess we move on.
  2. 7 points
    Mr Zo

    Craig Samson

    I think this is a good signing that ticks a lot of boxes. I always wanted O'Brien to do well and sign on for another year or two but the money he would have been looking for would have been unfeasible for us. He looked promising but didn't look commanding enough in any game and can see why Jack hasn't followed that one up. Good luck to Billy! I think Samson will do well for us this season and will be just what our squad needs. He came to us from Ayr when trying to rebuild his career after being released by St Johnstone and did very well. I can see a similar set of circumstances where he is trying to build back up his confidence and reputation after a few ropey years at Killie and Motherwell. He isn't guaranteed a first team start every week either so he will get pushed and that is good for everyone. I think we will be the winner with a committed goalkeeper who will win us a good few points this season. Welcome back to the club Craig.
  3. 7 points
    magnus

    Super Stelios

    Hope we go balls out and improve the offer. Stelios is a cracking player and in his own way genuine box office. The entertainment value ramps up when he is on the field. The guy obviously loves it at Saints and that's a biggie for the support. I hope Jack finds the cash somewhere. No harm to the Alloa left back but if we want to fill the stands then we need to get the team that saved the Club back together and Super Stelios is a key ingredient.
  4. 7 points
    Magic Monkey

    Super Stelios

    Naw, I'd file him in the same folder as Isma: instant cult hero who weighed in with a few key goals and then f**ked off.
  5. 7 points
    northendsaint

    Kyle Magennis

    Kyle should be fit for tomorrow.I would expect the big guns Magennis and Burke to be rolled out for this one.Go Kyle.
  6. 6 points
    TPAFKATS

    Coats / Clarks Of Paisley

    What a wonderful programme this is.
  7. 5 points
    Seriously, how good is this ? Brilliant How good was our town ? Love this.
  8. 5 points
    shull

    Billy O'Brien

  9. 5 points
    Mr Zo

    Super Stelios

    I feel it's a bit of a chance missed in not signing Stelios. The guy offers a great deal on either side of defence. I don't really buy into this he is a poor defender talk. We will need cover for both Eckersley and Irvine and I feel stelios fits that bill perfectly. Throw in the fact that he has a great attacking side to his game and linked up really well with Morgan and you have those positions effectively covered by one player. I heard he was offered reduced terms from what he was previously on and the fact Jack didn't play him in the final and in several other of the key games in the closing weeks I can see why stelios is keeping his options open. An opportunity missed should he move on but I live in hope that he signs up for the title winning season.
  10. 5 points
    shull

    Craig Whyte

  11. 4 points
    Slartibartfast

    General Election 8th June

    Some of the record high FTSE is due to the weak pound. Multinationals, registered in UK but doing most of their business elsewhere, get more pounds for their dollar/yen/ euro/whatever when it is converted into (or, to be more precise, reported in) pounds for accounting purposes.
  12. 4 points
    Isle Of Bute Saint

    Coats / Clarks Of Paisley

    9pm BB2 Tonight everyone.
  13. 4 points
    antrin

    General Election 8th June

    The £40 is per person. 4 people her weekly shop is £160. It's mental arithmetic. You need to have skillset... The power card story? I wrote, "I would suggest.." You could have read that - though that requires yet another skill. Many people buy cards for their power supply - it's more expensive but the only practical way for those who do not have a bank account nor the excess wealth to enable them to set up cheap standing orders for an all round cheaper energy supply. Their tv and other supplies would be included in that weekly shop. But you have just made up that she was wasting £160 a week on food. It was her 'weekly shop'. Now you are trying to deflect from that lie, which I have already proved to be the case by quoting the article you cite. And in this latest post, you make up even more numbers to demonise them. You've made up £650 'splurging' It's certainly nowhere in the article. To pay rent and all their other costs a figure of £550 is mentioned. Her partner works as does another family member, Nicola (on minimum wage). So it is a combination of their earned income plus the minimal social aid that pays for all their £550 'splurging'. My 'realisation' is that she is not whining - she is coping - she expects nothing from political change.. You fail to read and understand the story - as it suits your desire to mock and demonise people less privileged than yourself. I thought you were better than that.
  14. 4 points
    TPAFKATS

    General Election 8th June

    This. It's about choices that we make as a society and how our government er, governs that. Currently they choose to allow tax avoidance on a scale that could wipe out our entire 'debt'. They also choose to prioritise bombing people and replacing trident, yet tell us plebs we need austerity.
  15. 4 points
    munoz

    Craig Samson

    Welcome home legend .
  16. 4 points
    div

    Craig Samson

    Confirmed 2 year deal. Welcome home Sammy.
  17. 4 points
    antrin

    General Election 8th June

    The circle could be rendered less vicious if the companies who extract their profits from our society actually paid taxes that helped pay for society's infrastructures that it uses. such as roads, transport, education, health police and all the other services necessary for civilisation. it's not the pensioners nor the poor people that governments need to confront, but the companies leaching wealth out of our societies.
  18. 4 points
    Sonny

    Super Stelios

    No surprise really. When everyone is fit Jack would not start him - he sees Stelios as a squad player and not an automatic choice. Stelios will go where they want him to start every week and you can hardly blame him for that. Pity though as he is exciting and we'll miss him. Someone mentioned about Stelios conceding goals. The difference is that he also scores goals - 3 in 12 games (better return than Sutton! for League games!). Something that Eckersley and Irvine have not managed to do in over 60 games between them. And they too have been responsible for conceding goals.
  19. 3 points
    magnus

    Coats / Clarks Of Paisley

    Thanks IOBS I am glad I watched this. Really good. Strange to see the magnificent old buildings again.Never really appreciated how huge Coats and Clarks were globally. Left feeling proud of Paisley and a sense of loss.
  20. 3 points
    Drew

    Coats / Clarks Of Paisley

    Brilliant programme. A town to be proud of!
  21. 3 points
    mcdowell76

    Craig Samson

    That penalty save was the pivotal moment for me. C*ltic would have gone on to win easily IMO, had they scored that penalty.
  22. 3 points
    Dirty Sanchez

    Super Stelios

    If it had been made abundantly clear to me that, no matter how well I played, I was going to be back out of the side the following week, I would need to be devoid of other options before you'd find me signing up for more of the same. Maybe different if you are young guy, or it's Marcelo and Dani Alves who are keeping you out of the side. Stelios is in peak years and it's two 30+ journey men who are keeping him out.
  23. 3 points
    JJ McG

    Super Stelios

    Stelios's agent has quashed the rumour so maybe it's a lot of shite.
  24. 3 points
    beyond our ken

    General Election 8th June

    I think the health grounds are valid, she certainly makes me feel sick
  25. 3 points
    DougJamie

    Craig Whyte

    Oh must be great to be a The Rangers fan Getting Pumped by Tic Being 5 years old Going into 1st Round of Europa league with no real confidence Having 10 players up for grabs, and not one buyer Wondering if the £5m players fund will get them above Aberdeen Playing in front of 40000 from minute 1, and 4000 from minute 80 And finally having Craig Whyte a very happy man, and the real shitstorm about to unfold Whats that song again oh yeah "Simply the Best- better than anyone we ever met" Certainly true in League 1
  26. 3 points
    TPAFKATS

    Craig Whyte

    Aye, there's been a murder [emoji3] A new modern version of cluedo - it was Agent Whyte in the big hoose with the season ticket book.
  27. 3 points
    BuddieinEK

    Craig Samson

    Fair swap.
  28. 3 points
    Ethan

    Craig Samson

    Samson is a good bit of housekeeping by Ross. We need another keeper with experience who won't bust the budget. Delighted to have him back
  29. 3 points
    cambiebud

    Craig Whyte

    Still got Charlie Green and Duff and Phelps cases to come and gloriously, The Rangers have to foot the bill for Green's defence, as it was in his contract!
  30. 3 points
    Saint Garf

    Speculation Thread

    Loy's a good player and a goal scorer. The main reason I want him back, though, is because I'd like to go into next season with as close as possible to the team that finished last season. A team with a habit of winning games together, a team with an attacking philosophy and a cutting edge. The Partnership of Smith and Loy was no small part of that. We've already signed one half up...
  31. 2 points
    munoz

    Coats / Clarks Of Paisley

    Yeah , that was really good . What a sad demise though . It just shows how reliant it was on the mills .
  32. 2 points
    Bud the Baker

    Gary Harkins

    Yup!
  33. 2 points
    Recording it,see it next week when I go home.Looking forward to a good watch hopefully.
  34. 2 points
    TPAFKA Jersey 2

    Craig Samson

    Can I just helpfully (pedantically) point out that to the best of my knowledge we've never had any goalkeepers called Billy Thompson or Paul Gallagher. Not in my considerable lifetime anyway. Dibble over Thomson for me every time. Thomson was prone to the spectacular, but he also made many a monumental phuk up. Some very high profile ones too. However, he was my second favourite goalie by a country mile!
  35. 2 points
    stlucifer

    3 Songs for matcdays

    Given the thread title, shouldn't that be "The Arcers"? A bum show anyway!
  36. 2 points
    FTOF

    General Election 8th June

    More people should try this line of thought.
  37. 2 points
    Slartibartfast

    General Election 8th June

    I'm on here. Oaky's here too.
  38. 2 points
    pondsman

    Craig Samson

    This is a good signing in different ways. Sammy has been successful previously with the club, so will have an optimistic view of what can be achieved next season. Fits right in with Jack and James' philosophy. Also, as an experienced keeper he will help the young lad Stewart to improve. Will be interesting to see how much game time each gets. Only worry is that both keepers are to be coached by Langfield who has committed some howlers in his time. Still, I suppose we can't have everything! Welcome back, Craig, and Good Luck!
  39. 2 points
    Murray v Nishikori Murray wins 2-6 , 6-1 , 7-6 (7-0) , 6-1 Semi-final awaits
  40. 2 points
    Bud the Baker

    Super Stelios

    So it's too early for the "Ach, he was a bit shite really." posts.
  41. 2 points
    Eric Arthur Blair

    Gary Harkins

    I couldn't disagree more, Chic Charnley was a superbly skillful player who would have played at a much higher level has he not been such a nutjob.
  42. 2 points
    DougJamie

    General Election 8th June

    Mate, totally respect your opinion Can I ask though , just out of curiosity- What is stable about the Tories? They brought Brexit to the table and totally destabilized the country and our kids futures, they cut cut public services, destabilized NHS. Police . They have lied on NI contributions, Brexit, and Mental Health, plus brought in the barbaric Rape Clause.... Whilst I appreciate you don't have the SNPs down there, is this just them over a slightly worse bunch?
  43. 2 points
    TPAFKATS

    Super Stelios

    That's it! I'd like him to stay with us but if not, he leaves as a cult figure just not quite the hero status our cup winning Portuguese shagger enjoys. Awra best Stelios!
  44. 2 points
    pozbaird

    Super Stelios

    Just get the feeling that Stelios (possibly more his agent?), sees the grass as being greener on the other side of someone else's fence. Looking at his career in general, he's been nomadic to say the least. I have a sneaking suspicion he may get a better weekly pay packet elsewhere, but another move, another club, another country? I cannot see him, with all due respect as he's clearly talented, getting a move that is a noticeable step up from playing at St Mirren. Or a move where anyone would guarantee him a starting berth. We are on the up, a stable club in a stable country where he'll get paid on time and the league is credible and for all its faults, not without merit and decent excitement. Good luck to him wherever he goes. I genuinely believe he should stay here, and if he shines in an improving St Mirren, Jack will play him and he might earn a move in the near future. I'll stick my neck out and say if he moves, it'll be to someone we've never heard of in his homeland, or the Bulgarian league, or somewhere like that. Then he'll move from there in another season or two.
  45. 2 points
    Isle Of Bute Saint

    Vinyl Turntables

    Drew go to HIFI Wigwam it's a forum they have a section 2 channel HIFI for sale. Then go to turntables. Have a look. I noticed a starter turntable wanted. In that thread there a project planner 3 being offered for £100. I have bought tone arm and and most recently an amp for the shop. It's a very safe place to buy.
  46. 2 points
    Soctty

    Super Stelios

    Aye, but it's mainly election shite...
  47. 2 points
    shull

    Stranraer v St. Mirren 15/07/17

    I'm here but I willnae be there ( Stair Park ) The Match will be a walk in the Park . Stranraer 0 St Mirren 6 Crowd 987 Bring on the Livy
  48. 2 points
    buddiecat

    Kyle Magennis

    They are but have an abundance of youth players so no problem making up a squad for this one also. It's noted as a youth tournament rather than an under 20's.
  49. 2 points
    yardley1877

    Craig Samson

    I'm surprised at the reaction to this. 33 years old is nothing for a keeper so no issue with that. This is a guy who played in the top league for us regularly and won a national cup. Was he also not called into the Scotland squad at one point? Maybe worth remembering what level we are at these days. Excellent, solid signing. Just what we needed.
  50. 2 points
    RickMcD

    Coats / Clarks Of Paisley

    This is my third attempt at replying. The cat buggered up my first and I buggered up the second. Here we go. In the early 80's before I moved to Northern Ireland, the company I worked for was chosen to advise Coats employees about pension rights and investment advice when they started their early retirement and redundancy programme. Because I was from Paisley and still lived there I was heavily involved. I met a good few guys who had been at Camphill at the same time as me and I knew a fair number of the guys who were leaving. I really enjoyed my regular visits although it was bitter sweet knowing the mills were closing. Like almost everyone from Paisley, a load of my family had worked in the mills in the preceding 100 years. I used to hear the tales, probably apocryphal , about how mill lassies used to handle young boy apprentices. Sounded like fun. The personnel manager at the time told me he was concerned about some of the staff. He had done research on the effects of early retirement or redundancy of long term employees and there were loads of Coats staff at that time in their 50's and 60's who left school at fifteen and never worked anywhere else. Senior management apparently told him to keep quiet as they felt the leaving terms were generous and management felt they had done enough. The benefits were generous, I came across an example of an employee who couldn't contemplate life without Coats. He was a 58 year old manager who had joined at 15 straight from school. He was receiving a terrific pension which he no longer had to contribute to as he already had more than forty years in the pension scheme. He broke down in tears in front of me, in a right old state. He wanted to work for free and couldn't understand why Coats wouldn't wear it. I never did hear how he made out but the last I heard he was doing all right. Another difficulty Coats came across was employees who had lived in places like India and South America. A lot of them lived in very rural areas and quite often they might be the only English speaking person within miles. A lot of these guys seemed to develop psychological problems. I was asked to see a lady in Johnstone whose husband had worked long term in either Columbia or Peru. Can't remember which. The (very attractive) lady told me that her husband had gone native. Instead of coming home on leave, he had taken to going by canoe up rivers into jungle areas where to put it mildly any stranger, let alone a white man. was far from safe. Coats had sent out his redundancy and pension entitlement but he just didn't want to know. Needless to say, his wife did. I was given a number to ring the bloke. Sounds crazy now in this day of mobile phones but in 82 or 83 I had to get the go ahead from my boss. It was a waste of time anyway. I'm pretty sure the phone was answered by the right guy but got the 'no speaky da English'. Me neither. Coats made sure, rightly, that the bloke's wife got her entitlement. The guy's wife told me confidentially, that she was pretty sure he used to take a local girl with him on his canoe trips to interpret. And possibly provide other services. Never heard the outcome. I have a second cousin who retired at that time. He is still around at the age of 91. I was speaking to him at a family funeral a few years ago and he told me he could hardly spend all his monthly pension. The annual increase compounding over thirty odd years made sure of that, I felt almost privileged to have that involvement with The Mills. I always wondered what they were like inside and I got to see some of it. Just so sad that it all came to a terrible end. Pityme's post above more or less says it all. Don't think there was an alternative.
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