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civilsaint last won the day on August 21 2011

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  1. civilsaint

    Viennas

    Agreed. Wouldn't want others to suffer the same fate. Celebrate in style.
  2. civilsaint

    Viennas

    You might think it is a place for celebration... Sadly, just as much chance of getting something stolen as getting lucky. Staff as useful as a chocolate teapot. Thanks for nothing. They'll happily take the money with no responsibility.
  3. civilsaint

    Paisley Pubs

    Hopefully Viennas is next to get flattened.
  4. civilsaint

    Tratorria Genova

    Ahh. That's what I heard (but didn't realise it was an ex). Good for Neilston Rd.
  5. civilsaint

    Tratorria Genova

    heard a rumour there might be another one opening elsewhere - anyone heard the same?
  6. civilsaint

    The 3 Monthly Spend

    Pretty much the result I expected. IMO it excellently demonstrates the issue with fan ownership. That is precisely why I think it was irresponsible to put that kind of vote to the members. Professor John Curtice (a.k.a. Mr Pollster) would have a field day pulling apart this approach to polling. But SMISA are free to do as they see fit. Good luck and genuinely hope the make a success of it.
  7. civilsaint

    The 3 Monthly Spend

    Chapeau! Never mind the inticrate details of some constitution, this post sums up in practical terms why it is essential that the scheme is managed in a way that makes it simple and clean. The simpler it is the easier it is for fans to understand and the less likely for accusations to be levelled. Once you start cutting and carving what is happening to the cash (even if it is completely legitimate) it opens the door for all sorts of accusations, suspicion or misunderstandings to manifest.
  8. civilsaint

    The 3 Monthly Spend

    Again you didn’t actually answer my questions and continue spouting whatabouttery. Another question to add to the unanswered list: Do you consider putting out a proposal to spend the “ring fenced” cash (the cornerstone of the whole scheme) as being “sensible”? So now that the rest of your arguments have failed to be persuasive you’re resorting to “faith”. Unlikely to be the most convincing position. What’s your PIN number? You can trust me, I’m affiliated to SMISA! Nah, I didn’t think so.
  9. civilsaint

    The 3 Monthly Spend

    So every time the club ask for money, it should go to a fans vote? What about my request for £15k for a new Fiesta? What if the club ask for £100k for a new board room table (complete with beer taps), should that go to a fans vote as well? You continue to simply ignore the points raised and instead just keep spouting the phase "democratic vote" no matter the context of the question. That veneer rubbed off long ago.
  10. civilsaint

    The 3 Monthly Spend

    The “majority” issue is a complete irrelevance to the whole thing. This is not a political referendum that people must abide by. If people don’t like the outcome they don’t need to pay their cash. It is therefore incumbent on the SMISA board that they present proposals that are palatable (I.e.not necessarily what they want, but at least understandable) to as many members as possible. Controversial proposals (and particularly those that are not nesessary) will always result in ill-will. If SMISA loose members it is SMISA’s issue, no one else’s.
  11. civilsaint

    The 3 Monthly Spend

    If I wrote to SMISA asking for £15k for a new Fiesta ( it would benefit the community as I have lots of friends), would you expect the SMISA board to put that to a members vote? After all, the members might want me to get a new car. I’ll give you some credit and assume your answer is “NO”. That is because we all expect those in charge to exhibit a level of governance. It is of course subjective as to the level of governance required. That is the point you keep missing. Simply saying “it is a democratic vote” does not get round the public perception of the governance Expected.
  12. civilsaint

    The 3 Monthly Spend

    SMISA apparently.
  13. civilsaint

    The 3 Monthly Spend

    Factually, in your opinion, of course. I'm not sure that your opinion, or even the opinion of a legal advisor makes something 'factual'. For what it's worth, I have no idea if the proposal is constitutional and quite frankly don't care. But I do no it doesn't look very palatable from the outside.
  14. civilsaint

    The 3 Monthly Spend

    Your obsession with the budgets of other teams is misguided. SMFC projected income is "X", therefore SMFC should budget to having outgoings not exceeding "X". End of discussion. That's how business works and SMFC is a business. P.S. Forgot to say, if you genuinely think that 50K is the cost to employ of a decent first team SPFL player, then you are majorly misguided.
  15. civilsaint

    The 3 Monthly Spend

    Borrow? Who said anything about the club having to borrow money? I thought there was enough money available in the budget? Your position seems to be rather confused to say the least.
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