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  1. Can answer a couple of posts. It costs an extra £700 (in total) to open the stand behind the goals (per game). The club don't need to pay for policing, on the condition that we have no "incidents" within the stadium - we haven't had any at St Mirren for a while. Believe the last issue involved Motherwell fans with pyro stashed inside a drum. I suspect that some in the club are nervous that something happens, and they then incur policing costs, in addition to the £700 per game cost of opening the away stand. Can understand that POV, but we travelled well everywhere last season, made a lot of noise, drank a lot of beer, and still our support behaved perfectly. Confident that we'll have a resolution soon, the club have been brilliant with us recently.
  2. I didn't suggest this Shull... All for the singing section, of course. But safe standing would be a waste of cash. Maybe once we're in the top 4 of the Premiership! Location wise, we need to speak to the club first
  3. Whether that's true or not, it's a pretty optimistic target. Think we sold around 600 ST's in that stand last season. Increase of 400 would be a lot to ask
  4. Don't think you're far off with "unreachable carrot". However, we spoke to Tony Fitz and he's confident we can make 1,000! Time will tell. We quite fancy moving it to W1
  5. This is all getting a bit silly. LPM has raised his doubts. Nobody has called any names. When you've got 1,300 people involved - it's impossible to please everyone. Attendances are up, we're performing better on the park and there's a feel good factor around the club right now, long may it continue. From reading this thread and responses, my own conclusion is that although there may be some element of risk to a (max) £50k loan to the club - it is protecting our investment. We've got to have a functioning football club at all times. When you consider the amount of money involved overall - £50,000 isn't really that much to ask. Putting my trust in the club, GLS & SMISA to maintain a sensible business model.
  6. Are the minutes being emailed out? It's not a small amount of money we're all paying.. (especially over 10 years) Would like to read them for the sake of transparency
  7. My understanding upon signing up was that the club would have limited access to a "pot" of money for interest free loans etc. Don't recall being told I could vote on every issue. Although I do agree that setting conditions on a loan to the club would be beneficial - so that we do know where our money is going. Hope to hear this raised at the meeting.
  8. If that's the case, it's not really SMISA to blame, (they transferred the money over in good faith that it was to be used on fixing the USH) It's then down to whoever controls budgets within the club. If I took out a loan and told the bank it's for a car - but instead decided to spend it on debt consolidation, that's my choice, but still have to pay the money back as promised. (unless the loan agreement stated that the funds must be used for that purpose.) Agree that questions need to be asked of the club, if the USH isn't actually fixed.
  9. Maybe I'm being overly simplistic here, but surely it makes good financial sense for the club to "borrow" money from the SMISA kitty (which is sitting there) - rather than adjust budgets and inherit cashflow/budget problems? (avoiding eating into the wage budget during the season) If I'm reading this correctly - they simply borrowed the cash to fix the USH issue short term - with a promise to put the cash back into the SMISA kitty once money becomes available? I have no problem with this if so
  10. Won't close until the day of the Hibs game! Loads of time for entries
  11. As some of you know, I'm responsible for a Twitter page called @stmirrenactive. Been running a few seasons now, with the overall aim of promoting active, vocal support at games. We're currently running a poll, "St Mirren moment of the season". Can be anything from wheely bins, your favourite performance, a funny moment, or something sentimental. Will be putting every (reasonable) suggestion into a poll. Most popular moment, wins.
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  13. The wee snooker club is class. Cheap bevy and friendly
  14. First time I've posted in one of these mad politics threads. Been having a think about this today and its coming down to ticking off who I absolutely won't vote for, then seeing who's left. Tories - will hoover up anyone who is pro-brexit, pro-union and many of those who see Corbyn as a pure joke, really strong position. They're an absolute cancer for the poor, but they don't pretend otherwise so got to give them that. However, what they're doing to disabled people is absolutely unforgiveable. No chance. Labour - don't seem to have an actual stance on anything, they've really messed up in Scotland so can't vote for them either. They abstained from voting against austerity, but still claim to be against it. Corbyn seems awright as a guy, but has no control over his party. Where's Andy Burnham now? Always liked that guy, did some fine work on Hillsborough. Probably wouldn't vote for them as it stands. Lib dems - actually in a decent position to hoover up some English votes, but they broke that pledge on student fees. Canny vote for a party that I don't trust to keep their word. Wish there was a decent liberal option. UKIP - their agenda is now pointless as a concept. Lost some of their main voices. All but finished, would never vote for them anyway, horrible party. SNP - reckon they were quite happy sitting with their huge majority of Scottish MP's, blaming the Tories for everything bad that happens. In reality, are they doing that well with the tools available? Need a wake up call, not untouchable Greens - maybe. Bit of a wasted vote, will vote for them if I can't see any alternative. Sometimes agree with Patrick Harvie, do believe that renewable energy is the way to go. Got all the natural resources in Scotland, need to use them as best we can without f**king up our planet