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  1. W7 Fans & Banners

    A. The 'display of offensive material' is listed in a couple of Club Policies to be found on the Official Club website ( https://www.stmirren.com/club/about-st-mirren/club-policies ) and are similar to policies held by other Clubs. I only checked Falkirk and Dunfermline which have the same policies as I suspect every Club must have. The thing is it is the Club that would pay the penalty by the SPFL and Police Scotland by a breaking of the policies so it is the Club that rightly decides what is acceptable and not supporters. It is easy to have an opinion without the responsibility. B. You admit yourself that you were probably crossing the line but continued to do so therefore there was intent so you can hardly blame the Club for pulling you up about it. The non-display of banners for a few months is not much of a punishment. Banners have to be 'owned' by individuals as far as I can see from the Club policies so the 'owner' could have been banned from the stadium for breaching the rules. An apology would go a long way to defusing the situation or do not you not accept any responsibility? C. Agree that personal comments are not necessary however 'treated fairly' is subjective. I would like to think an apology, some remorse and non-threatening communication may reduce your sentence. Try and see it from the Club's perspective as well as your own.
  2. W7 Fans & Banners

    Thanks for the clarification. Things have changed from 2011 and will continue to change. When I started going to games fans threw bricks and glass bottles full of piss at each other. Sectarian and racial chanting was commonplace as was chanting about sexuality. Thank goodness things change. The SPFL have guidelines and possible action for a breach of unacceptable behaviour and the Club could be reprimanded because it failed to take action. No-one has been removed, banned or referred to the police. W7 people can still attend, bang a drum and sing to their hearts' content. All that has happened is a ban on banners. A written apology may help move things on.
  3. W7 Fans & Banners

    Did the Club at any point give you guidelines as to what was acceptable on banners? I ask as you state 'We knew the banner was gonna be on the line'. Was that because you had prior knowledge of what was acceptable or did you come to your own conclusion?
  4. W7 Fans & Banners

    Without having privy to the discussions between the banner boys and the Club there appears to me from the outside, to be failings on possibly both sides. The banner boys, by their own admission believed their banner would probably be unacceptable yet they continued to make it and display it. Why? Were they previously warned about wording on banners of a defamatory nature? If so why did they not heed the warning? Have they apologised and given assurances that it would not be repeated? If the Club have given a season ban without warning then that is an over-reaction or are they reacting to warnings being ignored? Banners should be in support of our Club, in my opinion, and the Club cannot condone banners that are defamatory to other Clubs. These banners would also be unacceptable to the police and SFA for being inflammatory causing offence and potentially causing trouble. It would be awkward for our Directors to be hosting opposition Directors and having them stare at banners that they find derogatory to their team, supporters and town. The singing section has improved the atmosphere and I want it to continue but some responsibility is required with displays.
  5. St. Mirren ladies team

    Anything that promotes the Club with the potential of increasing the fan base has got to be a good idea. Well done and I am happy for SMiSA to provide a cash injection if required.
  6. Lewis Morgan

    St Mirren manager Jack Ross has shrugged off speculation surrounding Lewis Morgan’s future – insisting that he expects the midfielder to still be in Paisley at the end of the season. The highly-touted Morgan has courted interest from a wealth of sides both north and south of the border following a barnstorming start to the season that sees him top the club’s scoring charts in the league. Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is among a growing list of admirers, while Nottingham Forest director of football Frank McParland was in the stand for Saturday’s clash between St Mirren and Greenock Morton to cast an eye over the youngster. Preston North End manager Alex Neil has also been up to watch Morgan in recent weeks, with the club readying themselves for offers in January. Morgan’s contract is up at the end of the season and the Scotland Under 21 internationalist has made no secret of the fact that he would like to test himself at the highest possible level. He is free to talk to clubs in January, with a view to a free transfer at the end of the season. St Mirren could still cash-in on him at the turn of the year, with the view to getting Morgan back on loan until the end of the season. But regardless of the growing speculation, boss Ross is confident that Morgan will remain in the black and white stripes until the end of the current campaign. And when posed the question, Ross couldn’t be more clear-cut in his response. He said: “I would expect him to be here at the end of the season, yes. “Lewis and I speak all the time. For me, I think the challenge for him as a young player is to maintain his focus on the pitch. “I believe that he has done that so far. He has contributed regularly and consistently this season. “If and when there are decisions to be made then they will happen. But, before that, there is no point getting too up tight about it. “Lewis understands how open I am with him, so he is never under any fear that anything is being hidden from him. “Most importantly, we are both entirely comfortable with the situation at the moment, so that leaves him in a good position.”
  7. Harry Davis

    I also think Baird and Buchanan have done a great job so far, especially Baird who had come in for so much criticism. But I will be happier when Davis and MacKenzie return as they also constitute a goal threat. Would like Baird and Buchanan to add goals to their good defensive skills.
  8. Harry Davis

    From the Daily Ranger .... It has been a long time coming – a lot of blood, sweat and tears. But St Mirren defender Harry Davis is finally counting down the days until pulling back on the black and white stripes of the Buddies. Davis hasn’t kicked a competitive ball in anger since dislocating his knee back in March, while on loan at the Paisley club from Crewe Alexandra. But his performances were enough for Jack Ross to roll the dice and sign the Englishman permanently, despite knowing he was to remain on the sidelines for the opening three months of the season. And now, having been back in full training for the best part of a fortnight, Davis has been pencilled in for the Under-20s’ match with Ross County on Tuesday. “It’s been a long time coming. Too long really”, Davis told Express Sport. “It is nice to be back – I’ve trained for about 12 days, So far, so good. “The knee is feeling good and it is just a case of getting the confidence back. “I am going to try and play in the Under-20s game next week so I am just taking it as it comes. “I am just counting down the minutes. “I can’t wait to get back out on the pitch and repay the faith that the manager has shown in me. “He brought me back to the club, when, in all honesty, it would have been easier for him not to. “I am very thankful to St Mirren to be honest. “I stayed in contact with the gaffer. “He always wanted me back which was brilliant and gave me something to aim for. “I was down south a lot of the time using Crewe’s facilities, but I just thought why not? I loved my time here and the move is perfect. “I have a lot of affection for the club so I was delighted to move back up here with the family.” Davis admits the hardest part of being out injured has been watching his teammates return to training, while he was holed up in the gym himself. The psychological side of being injured can often be forgotten. And Davis insists getting over an injury is a lot more than just dealing with the physical side of being out. He added: “Words can’t describe how much I have missed being out there on the pitch. “I think I have been driving my missus mad in the house. “Just being in and around the lads again, rather than being in the gym alone, is brilliant. “Being on my own sometimes wasn’t a great place. “The mental aspect of being injured is just as difficult as the physical side of things, especially when dealing with a long term injury. “I have had a few long term injuries so when you have them then it is tough.” And Davis reserved a special mention for his father, Steve, and brother, Joe, who have been there every step of the way throughout his rehab. They are both involved in football south of the border – and Davis admits they have been invaluable. He said: “I speak to my dad on a day-to-day basis, obviously he is at Leyton Orient and my brother Joe is at Port Vale. “It is a bit of a family affair. We always ask each other how we are getting on. “I’m very thankful to my old man for everything. He played professionally and he has always been happy to help me out. “I’ll take any advice from him. “But they were both on hand to help me get through the injuries, and I can’t thank them enough for that.”
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  10. Lewis Morgan

    From today's Scotsman ... Forest prepare Morgan bid Nottingham Forest are reportedly preparing a bid in the region of £400,000 for St Mirren starlet Lewis Morgan. The youngster has been watched by a host of clubs and has also been linked with Rangers, but with Morgan out of contract in the summer, the chance to have a crack at the English Championship could scupper the Gers’ chances. (Various)
  11. St Mirren V Morton 28th Oct

    Just like 99% of your posts.
  12. St Mirren V Morton 28th Oct

    I too despise the Sun but came across the above link elsewhere. I want it to be known that I am not a Sun reader
  13. St Mirren V Morton 28th Oct

    https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/sport/football/1768446/referee-steven-mclean-performance-st-mirren-morton/
  14. Chairman's statement

    I do not mind a wee donation to a local community enterprise or anything that may generate more support or use of the stadium (ladies football team, cafe etc) but would like the bulk of the £2 spend to be used to improve the matchday experience and promote the Club in an attempt to increase support. I have already proposed more banners around the stadium like those in the 1877 Club but this option has never come up to a vote. I was happy to donate money to Jack last January to save our bacon and would be happy to donate to situations that are desperate to the Club but I am not happy to pay for routine bills. The list this time was very poor. I did agree to most but will be more considerate in future as to where the money goes. But I do agree with Gordon Scott in that Street Stuff in more important to St Mirren than Glenvale and he had every right to voice his concerns. Everyone on here is quick enough to voice concerns over anything. PS Did we not appoint someone to help promote women's football at the Club. What is happening there?
  15. Kenny McLean

    By a mile Kenny's best form with us was under Teale when Gary pushed him forward and he could start shooting from outside the box and attack defences. But Aberdeen have apparently mostly played him deep midfield which is not his strength in my opinion. Play him in the right position and you have a well above average Premiership player. Play him deep and he is average.
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