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  1. Really disappointed with the way the club has behaved and (again) communicated over this. Firstly all season ticket holders are told they can get into the game, but the general sale information is just bolted on to the end of that announcement, anyone visiting the club website as a PAYG punter wouldn't even know they can buy tickets for the match on Sunday. Very poor IMO. As far as the seating plan is concerned it looks very much like every stand except the Main Stand is fully open with zero restrictions - so why not just say that instead of "every season ticket holder will get in"? Such a strange way of communicating what should have been very welcome (and overdue) news!? We still don't have season ticket cards - which is another shambles - we've had 18 months to sort out our new ticketing platform and get things all in place - yet everything has been rushed at the very last minute meaning season tickets were late - we had the re-registration mess - and now we don't even have our season ticket cards going into September FFS. Yes we can apparently use our barcode to get in - you think everyone will still have that to hand? Will everyone know that's what they're supposed to do? I expect long queues at the gates on Sunday with inevitable delays as folk try and get in. Ridiculous. And as for the treatment of the away fans - frankly I'm just embarassed about how we've played that. Even if the whole of the main stand was ruled out as a red zone (which it isn't) there would be plenty room in the South and West Stands to accommodate every St.Mirren fan who wants to go to this game, leaving the North Stand for the away supporters. Just because we got shafted by Celtic last weekend doesn't mean we should take the same approach. It's absolutely shite behaviour to be locking out away supporters, not to mention the loss of revenue we'll take from such a selfish approach. We're now going to have plenty of available seats in the West and South, whilst locking out the away fans from the North. These are not the actions of a well run competent top flight football club. IMO.
    22 points
  2. Hibee

    Red St.Mirren strip

    Hibs fan here thought your team were excellent today and deserved at least a point your fans also gave good support. Good luck for the rest of the season 👍
    19 points
  3. Trust? The chairman has basically just blamed TF for everything with no chance to defend himself. PS I'm not saying Tony is perfect, I'm just very uncomfortable with tonight's (non) answers
    12 points
  4. I just think you are deliberately missing the point now, so this is where I bow out. I should really know better than to ever engage you in any sort of conversation TBH, more fool me.
    10 points
  5. Slash

    SMISA meeting 6/9/21

    There was one gentleman who spoke eloquently last night on how he had experienced countless issues trying to renew his family’s season tickets worth £1000. Numerous emails and phone calls unanswered. He lives over an hour away from the ground. He was really concerned that he would lose his seats that he and his sons have had since we moved stadium. He traveled over to try and renew on the day of the Thistle game where he hoped he would be able to get the matter resolved. Not surprisingly he was told to come back another day. He explained that he was going on holiday the following day. He said it got to the stage that he had become so disillusioned he was questioning his ongoing support for the club. Thankfully a friend helped him out and he renewed. He made reference to the club slogan #InYouWeTrust ! This is not an isolated issue. How many fans have we lost as a result of this fiasco? Given the club extended the deadlines for renewals of old season ticket holders seats, I’d imagine it’s a fair few. It’s right that fans are asking questions around the running of the club. If any other business treated you like that you would go elsewhere. It’s not acceptable for our club to act so unprofessionally. Hopefully the full transcript of the meeting is made available as I may have not done justice to the feeling and emotion of the gentleman’s concerns.
    10 points
  6. FFS What a sorry excuse for a thread this is. Welcome Matt, though I hope you aren't actually reading all this. You wouldn't know this thread is about you would you? Hopefully the missing piece of the jigsaw for us. The very best of luck to you.
    9 points
  7. Not only have we not signed enough attacking midfielders, we decide to let one of ours leave for a rival premier league club. I firmly believe Cammy should have had more game time with us and this will come back to bite us on the @rse. Our club is in freefall at the moment and some of the decisions, on and off the park, are baffling.
    9 points
  8. I must be one of the few people who really rated Cammy, and I believe he will be a top midfielder and will defo get into the St Johnstone team. Thankfully he cant play against us this season. Next season he probably wont have to.... He was never given a decent run in the team. A centre half was used in midfield on Saturday ahead of him !! And this when other midfielders were out suspended etc....... When that happens you know your time is up. Really not best pleased with JG right now. Saturday was shocking......6 at the back and long punts up the park..... Going to be a long season. 10th is looking a tough shout never mind top 6. And I normally an optimist lol😄
    9 points
  9. Brophy having his best game in a st mirren shirt.
    8 points
  10. norrie82

    Ticketing

    Trying to buy a ticket for Saturday and there appears to be no online sales and of course the ticket office isn’t answering the phone which is standard these days. With no on the day kiosks could anyone tell me how fans who live an hour away and work are meant to purchase a ticket to support the team? This follows on from a summer that was a scandal and a lesson on how not to treat loyal fans.
    8 points
  11. I heard that these clubs tried to contact us but, despite e-mailing and phoning. couldn't get an answer.
    8 points
  12. Very worrying a lot of the answers given tonight, the free of charge general manager is probably the worst out them all, I’d rather the club paid money on a Brian Caldwell than someone with little or no football expertise.
    8 points
  13. Oh we won something! https://offthepitch.com/a/pitch-crowns-st-mirren-best-run-club-financially-201920 ”Off The Pitch reached out to St. Mirren on several occasions for an interview but did not get any response.“ Well the club is certainly consistent in not responding to emails and telephone calls.
    7 points
  14. Fine performance except for the first 15 mins of the 2nd half. A point was the least we deserved. Brophy his hard work was relentless and deserved his goal. Don't know what Millar was thinking about for their pen. We should have a pen when Main was tripped on the bye line right below us. Ref had a second half shocker. Like all who was there I thought McCarthy and Shaughnessy were excellent. Still think McCarthy is a far better player than Dunne. Again young Reid done really what a talent fir his age. Great game. Good point at a difficult venue. Coys. PS. Thank you to the St.Mirren fan who paid for my young cousins chips at the pie stall. He only had cash and it was card only. Top man.
    7 points
  15. I'd like to see reform but only if it benefits clubs that are not Rangers & Celtic
    7 points
  16. Slash

    Ticketing

    I was down at the ticket office yesterday regarding my Season Ticket. There was only one member of staff. Another couple of supporters were waiting behind me for Hibs tickets. I apologised for the delay as the new “ticketing technology” was clearly causing delays with my transaction. I thought the Kibble partnership was proposed to allow young people in their care to get work experience at our club. Surely it would make sense to train a few of them in how to answer the phones, take messages, deal with away match ticket sales, etc. Now I was rightly patient with the lady helping me out. I would be just as patient with a young adult who may not have much experience. I’m sure we all would. Surely it would be an improvement on what we are currently experiencing.
    7 points
  17. Quantity not quality
    7 points
  18. andrew87

    Welcome Matt Millar

    Is there a Ryan Flynn thread running where I can post my thoughts on Matt Millar?
    7 points
  19. Flynn was the game changer for us. I laugh to think that I had quite a lengthy debate earlier in the week with a fellow forum user who claimed Flynn was done and questioned the wisdom of his contract extension.
    7 points
  20. Screw you superfan. I have a season ticket but am away on holiday. You win... You piss highest up the wall. Twat.
    7 points
  21. FTOF

    Season tickets

    Still haven't got my season ticket, but instead of whining and greeting about it on here , I'll just use my bar code. Sorted.
    7 points
  22. animal

    Season tickets

    Friday morning and a sound from the letterbox. My season tickets at last. ! Paid nearly £1000 for them some time ago. No it's a letter from the local Jehovah's Witnessess - would I like to learn more about the Bible etc etc etc...... Seems they are better organised than my local football club who eventually (took 2 attempts over 2 weeks - no e-mails no callbacks) took my fairly hard earned cash and promised me three season tickets. If this was the service from ANY other company I would have long since taken my business elsewhere. Instead my 'customer' loyalty of over 40 years is being used (abused) to excuse very poor service. Is it too late to demand a refund ? Am I mad to pay £1000 to support a business which treats its customers like this ? Answers on a postcard to Kibble (SMFC Branch) Greehill Road, Paisley. Don't expect a reply. 😬
    7 points
  23. Got the 3 of ours today. Hopefully they works on Saturday. I cannot wait for the Utd game. Cards easier to remember than paper barcode, catering is open to introduce my son to a pie and bovril and after speaking to him Marcus Fraser is going to come to the barrier when warming up to allow my son to thank him for his signed boots. The wee man is very excited for this and to show him his Fraser 22 top.
    7 points
  24. slapsalmon

    SMISA meeting 6/9/21

    To be honest though it's got to the stage where your as bad as him unfortunately. Just ignore the guy and eventually he'll f**k off
    7 points
  25. The 1000mile fan is in Baz eyes just a moaner. He has no right to feel aggrieved about the accumulation of these minor changes to club structure. If he was a true fan he should just accept mediocrity, hand over his cash (if they had a place to buy tickets) and be grateful that SMFC is there as another vent for his frustration. As fans we have no right to question the professionalism,commercialism and competence of our club. After all you would think we owned the place.
    7 points
  26. Slash

    SMISA meeting 6/9/21

    About 20 minutes in he was asked by a ‘vocal minority shareholder’ (VMS) to do exactly that. But he swerved that option. JN refused point blank to answer a valid question from a VMS on what the “historical” Health and Safety issues were that meant only 1039 fans were allowed into the stadium for matches at the beginning of the season. VMS suggested raising a Freedom of Information request on Renfrewshire Council to get to the truth. At the tale end of the meeting another VMS why the results of the pre-meeting survey were not presented to the audience and used as a formal agenda for the meeting. Further VMS’s repeatedly asked for a follow up meeting as they felt the questions asked were not being fully answered. JN stated he did not want a follow up meeting. Another VMS proposed a show of hands to assess what the audience wanted and the overwhelming majority wanted another meeting. I salute the VMS’s who took time out of their lives to attend last nights meeting. A VMS travelled 1000miles to be there last night. Prior to his attendance he took the time to watch the Kibble-SMiSA-GLS “sales pitch” and the points he made referring back to that proposal were met with a round of applause. IIRC they centred on “Professionalism”, “IT Improvements”, “Customer Service” and so on. But to Baz, they are just a vocal minority. To be laughed at and ignored.
    7 points
  27. div

    SMISA meeting 6/9/21

    I think there's an element of Kibble getting the blame for absolutely everything at the moment which is a bit unfair. Gordon is still on the board, and John is a good guy to have at the helm and I've every confidence in the other SMiSA reps that are on the board. This is the very start of fan ownership and whilst we're going through a rocky period it should eventually, hopefully settle down. An awful lot has changed at the club, very quickly, and that was always going to take time to settle in. Personally I'm not massively happy about a number of things that have happened and the general comms have been abysmal but I think things like the new ticketing system will be an improvement going forward, Pitch Pro being on board is good news, and the new catering stuff looks like it might be a bit more expansive than we had before. The strength of feeling was clearly evident tonight (I was not there but going by the transcript it's pretty clear) and hopefully that will give all parties food for thought and the follow on meeting in 4 weeks might be more positive. A wee bit of calm wouldn't go amiss right now, IMO.
    7 points
  28. Have none of the Kibble members of the board turned up , they are major players here and should be along to listen too and explain things to the majority shareholding you think?
    7 points
  29. Mainstand Sweary Mob

    Club Shop

    Top printed today with my son's favourite player name and number. Cannot wait for him to see it. Looks great. The guys in the shop have made the place look great and the service/experience is top dollar.
    7 points
  30. rabuddies

    Speculation Thread

    McGrath, who yesterday was worth about £250K plus two players, today is worth hee-haw. He'll probably sign a pre-contract with Aberdeen in January and be away then for buttons
    7 points
  31. billyg

    Speculation Thread

    If Goodwin allows Cammy to join another premiership rival on loan then he’s off his nut.
    7 points
  32. Flareybob

    Speculation Thread

    Gabriel Adebambo will sign for St Mirren tomorrow according to a very reliable source
    7 points
  33. W6er

    Red St.Mirren strip

    Thanks! It could have gone either way, to be honest. I think a draw's an excellent result. I found your fans to be welcoming and had a good chat with a couple of Hibees before the game and learned a few things about your club's history, as well as Leith's. Great stadium, good atmosphere and a thrilling game. 👍
    6 points
  34. You have been barred from attending any future matches to protect our female supporters.
    6 points
  35. BuddieinEK

    Dylan Reid

    Great interview with Dylan on the Saints site... 16-year-old Dylan Reid impressed as he made his first start for St Mirren in Saturday’s cinch Premiership match against Dundee United. The St Mirren Youth Academy graduate made history in March when he became the youngest ever player to feature in the Scottish Premiership at the age of 16 years and five days after a substitute appearance against Rangers at Ibrox. After waiting patiently for his next opportunity, the midfielder played 74 minutes on Saturday in Saints’ 0-0 draw with the Terrors. It all comes just a week after the 16-year-old captained Scotland U17s in a friendly against Wales during the international break. Speaking after his start, Dylan told stmirren.com: "It was great. "I found out on Friday that I was going to be in the team. I was quite nervous, but it was good nerves. I slept like a baby that night. "With injuries and suspensions, I knew I could maybe get a chance. The manager told me I had an opportunity and to go and take it. Hopefully I did that and impressed people. "I just wanted to go out and express myself and challenge myself and I felt I did that. "It was my first time playing in front of fans and I thought they were excellent. When I had a tackle in the first-half there was a roar from the fans and it gave me a bit of confidence. "I’ve been patient and tried to be the best that I can, but it was so great to be out there playing football." The 16-year-old made way after 74 minutes for midfielder Ryan Flynn and says he looks up to experienced players like that. "Ryan is such a good player," Dylan said. "I hate playing against him in training because he's so good and he showed his class when he came on. "I’ve wanted to learn from other players when I’ve been watching from the sidelines. "Guys like that just give me confidence and after games they tell me what I did well and what I could do better which I love and take on board."
    6 points
  36. Slash

    2021 Season Tickets

    Mine has finally arrived just now through the post. 🎉 #inyouwetrust Unless of course we dare to ask questions surrounding H&S.
    6 points
  37. slapsalmon

    Season tickets

    It's f**king tragic to read. The ammount of quoting he's getting as well, some of the nonsense I've read 😂
    6 points
  38. Slash

    SMISA meeting 6/9/21

    Don’t worry Baz to the rescue…. Like @djchapsticks I’m done conversing with Baz. I’m out. I’ve said enough last night and today. I’m pretty disillusioned with what is happening at the club. The meeting last night was requested by SMiSA members to ask the SMiSA board and SMiSA club board reps to provide answers. No results of the pre-meeting survey were produced. Many questions left unanswered. It’s a shite state of affairs. And all the fresh air from Baz won’t make any fcuking difference.
    6 points
  39. I also love the dismissive attitude. You literally asked 'Has anyone got any long-term concerns as I've not seen one?' I posted one. One that in my opinion is a legitimate and potentially very costly long-term concern and you instantly went along the lines of 'Pffft that's not a long-term concern or even a concern at all' and then followed up by having a wee moan about how other people can't accept differing opinions without a shred or irony or self-awareness.
    6 points
  40. If I was a guest reading through this thread I would be of the impression that Baz is a high up member of the club and not just a fan. Remember but that this is only IMO.
    6 points
  41. Slash

    SMISA meeting 6/9/21

    I’ve been to many St mirren AGMs, SMiSA meetings and fans Q&As down the years. I don’t think I’ve witnessed such strength of feeling as tonight. Long term club employees have been treated abysmally. Many no longer work at the club. Security staff who worked on behalf of the club for many years have been removed. Fans (or in business speak “Customers”) have been treated like shit. No season tickets and we are in September. Fans have been turned away from buying season tickets or match tickets. Phone calls and emails have been left unanswered. Commercial sponsors have been terminated. Historical health and Safety issues hindered our ability to raise the capacity above 1039 fans when junior clubs had bigger attendances yet our Chairman could not tell his shareholders what the issues were when he said he would be Frank and open. No other business would survive ignoring their customer base. Yet we continue to employ a CEO who has overseen all these issues? Yet some super fans like Baz can’t see anything wrong. Beggars belief.
    6 points
  42. Sounds like the complete omnishambles we expected it to be to be honest. Trust needs to be earned and nothing that has gone on at the club in the last 5 or 6 months screams trustworthy.
    6 points
  43. God of war

    Speculation Thread

    U r a walloper!
    6 points
  44. Why would you be fuming if you were Goody? He was given a budget and he has known for months about what was needed yet he has used the budget on some amount of shite and he has clearly miss managed. Poor management.
    6 points
  45. Tinpot through and through Ali Mccann and Jason Kerr leave for £1.2 million and £600,000. We were willing to sell Mcgrath for £300,000 and 2 Hibs cast offs so much for not letting players go on the cheap. As for letting Cammy go the mind boggles.
    6 points
  46. Pretty disappointed with the performance today. As bad a midfield performance I've seen in a long time. Even McGrath was not firing on all cylinders. The strikers for some reason bore the brunt of the midfields lack lustre performance with Main and Brophy getting hooked for Dennis and Erwin. Pointless when the issue was in midfield. Why Jim never at least took Erhahon off for McPherson I'll never know. Particularly when Erhahon got his 1st booking. I'm not one of the screaming boo boys Erhahon haters that slag him off every week on this site but he definitely had a stinker today. There has been signs of a decent player over the last year and I hope he gets back on track. Today though he looked sluggish and his passing was poor but then tbh nobody in midfield looked up for it today. We were lucky to get 0 - 0 today.
    6 points
  47. Maboza

    New strip

    Oh ffs, I laid out the extreme ends and literally said that b & c, as the middle ground are reasonable. The only strong option left in the debate was yours, which you stuck to on you melodramatic reply. Anyway, I’m fast recognising there’s literally no point engaging with you. Any discussion just gets shouted down as negativity as you aim to drown out debate or questioning of the club. Meanwhile: Strips - sub standard Season tickets - late going on sale Season ticket cards - late being delivered Return of crowds - not maximising attendance for first games back after 16 months Return of away fans - not confirmed , more lost revenue Kiosks - not ready 1877 club - not ready
    6 points
  48. Callum Gilhooley

    New strip

    I liked the Sky View logo , do you think I could by a sky view sticker to put over the Digby brown one ?
    6 points
  49. That could have been a straight red on its own, sole of the boot right onto McGrath's ankle.
    5 points
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