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  1. St. Mirren Independent Supporters Association The Saint Newspaper Due to the massive success of the previous issue of 'The Saint' in December 2016, SMiSA are currently investigating the potential of publishing a second edition in early December 2017, which will be based on similar principles as before with news and information relating to SMISA and St.Mirren FC activities as well as various general articles, you can see the first issue online here . . http://smisa.net/images/docs/thesaint1.pdf Last years publication had a printed circulation of over 11,000 copies distributed at St.Mirren home matches and to homes in the Paisley area. Once the printed copies had run out an electronic copy was then posted on the SMiSA website, distributed through email and also via various Facebook pages. This wider audience promotion was partly due to the newspaper not being time constrained in that over 95% of the content was still relevant to readers beyond February 2017 Before we embark on a similar, if not more ambitious publication and distribution scope, we would like to offer businesses and individuals a unique marketing opportunity of advertising space in the 12 page second edition of 'The Saint', which would provide extensive coverage for any business and help The Supporters Trust, as a not for profit organisation, keep costs of the publication manageable. Cost would be £95 for an advert at approximately 9cm x 8cm and £140 for an advert approximately at 17cm x 8cm. If you would be interested in taking advertising space or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us by email as soon as possible at - [email protected] Please be aware that this promotion and appeal for advertising is from the St. Mirren Supporters Trust and not from St.Mirren Football Club and it is not intended to be detrimental to any commercial sponsorship arrangements a business might currently or intend to have with the football club. kind regards The SMISA committee
  2. St. Mirren Independent Supporters Association Meet SMISA committee – Saturday 30 Sept, Bankhouse, 12:30pm One of SMISA’s objectives for 2017/18 was to set up regular places for members to meet the committee to raise any issues or questions they have in person as well as meeting any potential members who would like to find out more about SMiSA and #buythebuds We did this in The Bull Inn before the first game of the season against Falkirk and the feedback received was positive. The next date we will be available is in The Bankhouse (Gilmour St) on Saturday 30 September before the Brechin game. We are also eager to hear from anyone thinking about joining SMiSA so please just pop in. look forward to seeing you there Of course, you can reach us any time by emailing [email protected]
  3. Disgrace

    never asked tbh, although perhaps the terminology had intended to mean you could pay at the game on the day, i.e. not all ticket the main focus was for acknowledgement of issues caused and corrective actions being implemented for the future.
  4. Disgrace

    Following the issues with gaining entry to the match last Saturday away to Dunfermline, St.Mirren SLOs have been in conversation with Dunfermline SLO Drew Main in an effort to determine the circumstances for the delays. Several reasons (with hindsight) have been identified and will be addressed for future matches between both clubs. > anticipated travelling support was considerably less than the 1400 saints fans who turned up on the day. > tickets could have been made available to St.Mirren for sale beforehand. > review to be undertaken with security / stewards to improve co-ordination. It should be noted that the reason for the 'tickets from the pod' changing to 'pay at the gate' was a reactionary decision by DAFC to try and speed up entry to the stadium. Directors of both clubs have expressed sincere apologies to those caught up in the delays and have given assurances that lessons have been learned from the situation to try and ensure there will be no repeat The St.Mirren SLOs will also advise other SLOs and clubs in the division of the issues encountered to allow them to consider preparation plans for St.Mirren’s remaining away games Thank you to those who contacted us john white / john allison St.Mirren Supporter Liaison Officers Drew Main one of Dunfermline’s SLO’s also stated Games at East End Park are always much better spectacles when the visiting club brings a sizeable support such as St. Mirren did on Saturday, and I sincerely hope as many St. Mirren fans will consider visiting again when your team returns on 27th January.
  5. Manager Q + A Thursday 14 September 2017

    SMISA has arranged a question-and-answer night with Jack Ross and James Fowler for Thursday 14 September. Now the transfer window has closed and management have assembled their squad for the season, this is your chance to hear directly from them about their plans, and we thank Jack and James for giving up their time to talk directly with the supporters. The Q&A will take place in the hospitality suite at the stadium, with doors opening at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. The event is open to all fans and is free to attend, but should it reach capacity, it will be first come, first served. You can guarantee your place by registering here, https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/qa-with-jack-ross-tickets-37540231844
  6. saints fans survey 2017

    its next thursday mate
  7. saints fans survey 2017

    SMISA survey 2017 While our members numbers are stable at nearly 1,300, that still leaves a lot of fans out there who have not joined the trust and we want a better understanding of why that is. So we have created a short survey for all St Mirren fans to help with both of the points above – and need your help to get as many as possible filling it out. your supporters trust needs as many members as we can to help achieve our long-term goal of taking St Mirren into majority fan ownership. To help us do that we are surveying members over where they want their money to go and non-members to find out why they haven't signed up. It only takes two minutes to fill out and your help is much appreciated. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DW5MF8G http://smisa.us10.list-manage.com/track/click…
  8. Copies were handed out at recent home games and will still be available at future games, but to make sure fans in further-flung locations are able to see it, we have added a copy on our website at smisa.net we hope you enjoy the read. The Saint newspaper online at our website. http://www.smisa.net/n…/5-general-smisa-news/225-saintissue1
  9. there are still a lot of copies of 'the saint newspaper' available and on saturday morning (before the QotS game) 11:30 to 13:00 a few of us will be handing them out to the general public at paisley cross and to all shops in the location all help would be appreciated giving you all a chance to help promote your club as opposed to the many accusations of negativity to all things St.Mirren of forum posters see you there
  10. SMiSA's Latest Update

    as this thread draws to its conclusion, the good news is . . . .the next smisa update will be out tomorrow
  11. SMFC AGM 19th Dec - ProxyVotes

    folks if any shareholders are unable to attend the AGM on monday would they consider giving their proxy to someone else ? SMiSA as a 'shareholder' have a representative attending but there are others who would like to attend the allocated person attending would abstain from any voting and an overview of the meeting would be provided to anyone giving their proxy please pm me or email [email protected] thanks
  12. on line availability - yes that's the intention, will announce when available copies were distributed today to 1877 club (200) hospitality(100), stm airport car parking(300) and newspaper distribution company 1500 (don't know the name of company but many thanks to Des) as well as at the match and individual shops etc we could however do with more involvement from supporters and there are more copies available at the stadium if anyone has any ideas for further distribution. please get in touch if you can assist
  13. SMiSA has initiated and published a trial edition the popular free newspaper ‘The Saint’ and copies will initially be available and distributed at the end of Saturdays match against Ayr United. The new twelve-page edition has a targeted circulation of 11,000 copies and the success and the future of the publication will depend on the response from fans, both in terms of feedback on the content and the help provided with the distribution. Firstly, we need help to hand out copies to every saints fan as they leave the ground this Saturday, so if you are able to help please get in touch by emailing [email protected] or just turn up on the day and offer assistance to any of the fellow buds already handing them out It would also add to the wider marketing of St.Mirren FC for every saints fan to be involved and help promote your club by taking a couple of copies and passing on to friends and neighbours, or by leaving a copy in your local shop, pub, library etc etc. The main purpose of this wide distribution plan is two-fold 1) To provide awareness of fan groups activities and encourage more fans to sign up to SMiSA 2) To provide information on all things St.Mirren to the wider community of Renfrewshire, and beyond, and encourage them to get involved in the activities, including match day attendance. This venture is providing a practical opportunity for every saints fan to actively promote St.Mirren FC but requires minimal time or effort, where by assisting with distribution (even by passing on one copy), or engaging with potential sponsors for future editions we would like to hear from you. COYS John White Secretary SMiSA
  14. Seat plaque removal-why

    probably not, but they are safe in the knowledge that insomniacs are discussing and moaning about it on a forum at midnight
  15. Seat plaque removal-why

    what would you propose for someone who moved seats between buying a plaque and now ? what would you propose for someone who bought one originally and doesn't have a season ticket any more ? ( not directed at you 'oldfellow' )