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  1. div

    #HelpABuddie

    We make a wee bit revenue on the site through the advertisements we run. It's not a massive amount but it does cover our hosting costs, and the licenses for the forum software etc.. There's a bit left over after those costs, so I've decided, on behalf of you lot who at the end of the day ensure the ads make money, to use that to donate to the Help A Buddie scheme. So today I've purchased 10 tickets to allow fellow buds in the community get along to a game they could not otherwise get to. This is probably the most difficult time to ask supporters to dig deep for even more money to support their club but I'd hope that some local Saints friendly businesses might step up and match us. If you do, then you can purchase the tickets here; https://www.stmirren.com/tickets.shtml
    21 points
  2. Celtic and Rangers left in shade as two Scottish Premiership rivals among 'best run clubs' - Daily Record I'm sure everyone will join in with a well deserved round of applause for the people running our club.
    17 points
  3. pod

    Speculation Thread

    10 points
  4. Tremendous work by everyone involved including the Kibble.
    8 points
  5. JJ McG

    Speculation Thread

    The buds are in a good place on and off the pitch it seems. Training ground starting to look really good with all the work getting done too. Its all kibbles fault.
    8 points
  6. A fantastic result from the ballot & right decision by the club. I'll gladly put my money where my mouth is & buy a season ticket (I live in Essex) and i'll pay the £30 and i'll continue to pay monthly into the 1877 Club and into SMISA. St Mirren FC are on the up. Match tickets (not season tickets) for rangers & celtic matches at home should be part of a 3 match bundle of St Mirren v rangers or celtic St Mirren v anyone but rangers or celtic St Mirren v anyone but rangers or celtic Any rangers or celtic fan buying tickets this way will further increase ticket revenue & further close the gap on this "financial suicide" that's got some opposing fans knickers twisted. Family stand or West Stand? that's the decision i've got to make before the season starts 🤣
    8 points
  7. santaponsasaint

    Alex Gogic

    Alex Grieve on twitter telling Gogic to sign contract at St.Mirren. Some guy. Sent from my SM-A526B using Tapatalk
    8 points
  8. Matchday Mascots (stmirren.com) Maybe a missed opportunity to raise cash. As the link shows it is possible for more that one mascot,indeed have seen games with more than 2. Seen some teams walk out with a mascot per player,so if demand is there,club could facilitate to meet that demand. May be down to a lack of supervision of the kids if numbers too many or too much a hassle to make easy money and someone happy
    7 points
  9. RossCSmfc

    Speculation Thread

    Calm down 😂 As soon as McGinn was made available by Hibs, he looked to be a good fit for us. Of course he’s due a spot in this thread. I only visit B&WA for the speculation thread these days but it’s posts like this to initiate bickering that make it totally insufferable at times.
    7 points
  10. Because the agreement Hibs made with us is that we get a 30% sell on of any transfer fee Hibs get for McGinn. We already made significant money when he went to Villa and another hefty sum when they went up, so we do get a cut of any clauses as well. It turns out Hibs negotiated in turn a 15% sell on for any profit made on McGinn which means they are obligated to give us almost a third of their 15% sell on. Hibs chairman confirmed as much at their AGM 2 seasons ago. In addition to this, there is 5% set aside in every transfer in world football for a solidarity fee to be paid to clubs that train a player up and the cut increases as the player develops. In our case, we trained John from 13 (when the fees start to kick in) until 20 and are due 3.5% of any future transfer fee involving him. Hibs trained him from 21-23 and so are due 1.5%. So for example, based on say, a £30m transfer, the money would be broken down as follows: £30m transfer less £3m Villa paid = £27m profit. Hibs take a 15% cut of that £27m = £4.05m Hibs pass 30% of that to SMFC = £1.21m 5% of the 30m transfer is also set aside = £1.5m Hibs get 1.5% of that 5% = £450k We get 3.5% of the 5% = £1.05m Hibs make £3.3m in sell on and developmental fee St. Mirren make £2.25m in sell on and developmental fee
    7 points
  11. 7 points
  12. Even if they don't a democratic decision has been made similar to the Kibble one so any defecit in the funding should be accepted like the absence of any tangible benefit in the Kibble tie up. Votes taken, consequences will be what they will be.
    7 points
  13. I don't see how going to Germany will improve them when a team of amateurs just along the road, and others in the League have thrashed them many times this season. I am happy to help the team but I see no benefits in improving the team by them flying to Germany at our expense. I'll help the team in other ways but not this. All about opinions. Look at their results and League placings and gauge if spending £3k on flights is the best way to improve performances. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
    7 points
  14. rabuddies

    Speculation Thread

    Er, this thread is becoming a bit like the "open letter" topic elsewhere. Not a bit of speculation in sight. 😴😴
    7 points
  15. Wilbur

    Gallagher

    Negative pish. Let's see what Gallagher does on the pitch. Manager also deserves a chance to prove himself with a squad of players he chose. If they're both proving to be pants by Nov/Dec then criticism would be acceptable.
    6 points
  16. To be honest I do not care. The club is best it has ever been run and we look at top 6 each season as opposed to survival from even the championship and going out of business. One of the top run clubs in Europe and lots to look forward to so I don't see relevance.
    6 points
  17. I’m just about to cancel my membership. It just hasn’t worked for me . Seemed like a good idea at the time but when you factor in the fact you’re still paying close season, games getting shifted around , midweek etc , it means your adding about 2-3 quid onto each pint . Eg, only one home game in March last season . the charge for visitors and the limit on numbers put my family off attending also . Its a good facility and I fully understand the costs incurred by the original members but I feel the current membership model could do with a shake up.
    6 points
  18. antrin

    Ryan Strain signs

    Brilliant! If he’s only half as good as his Grampa, we’ll be very happy. A canny signing.
    6 points
  19. munoz

    Season tickets

    Did the same with me. Either its a glitch or we'll be on course to selling 7k season tickets 😃
    6 points
  20. Sounds like we are being very ambitious and SR is determined to bring in a squad that will have a different identity to JG sides. I like what I see so far.
    6 points
  21. As with everyone who joins Saints , I Hope he does well and wish him all the best . 👍⚽️
    6 points
  22. Now confirmed so not speculation any more! Looks a good prospect for us and I think shows that SR is planning on playing with pace up front with 3 up there. Exciting times.
    6 points
  23. mattman

    Season tickets

    The outrage and self entitlement from the ugly sisters is worth 100k alone
    6 points
  24. Sneak preview .
    6 points
  25. Rascal

    Season tickets

    All 6 West Stand Season Tickets Renewed. COYS
    6 points
  26. guinness

    Speculation Thread

    Two sides is not a football stadium.
    6 points
  27. FTOF

    Speculation Thread

    It's called living within your means. We can afford the upkeep of our stadium. We rarely come close to filling our stadium and to think we would ever fill it regularly is pie in the sky stuff. Looking at the attendances since the stadium was built, it looks like the capacity is more than adequate. Looks like the forward planning was indeed spot on.
    6 points
  28. With answers like that you could be as Politician or a Secondhand Car Salesman
    6 points
  29. Run of the mill win. Side wasn't anything like it will be for league games. Lots of youth players in each half . Shaugnessy and Tanser strolled the second half . Good to see Peter Urminsky getting a chance. Don't think the crowd would be over 400 . A few saints fans there. Enjoyed the game as I've missed the football. Having a couple of beers before going back to the hotel which regrettably means I'll have to get up during the night. The joys of getting older
    5 points
  30. Rascal

    Gallagher

    If Main starts as he finished the season and Brophy stays fit and there is someone to hit the bye line and get crosses in …….there will be goals.
    5 points
  31. munoz

    Speculation Thread

    I think if Gogic was going to sign for us, he'd have done it by now. Hope im wrong.
    5 points
  32. This match is our first meaningful fixture for the season ahead. It has more importance than any of the three friendlies beforehand. The fans will be given their first opportunity to see what Robinson's own squad has to offer. I'm looking forward to seeing this one. And a fiver for an old git is good value IMO. COYS.
    5 points
  33. BuddieinEK

    Welcome Vaclav Hladky

    With Siegrist joining Celtic, maybe a rematch could be on the cards? I know who my money would be on. 😎😂
    5 points
  34. alanb

    Ryan Strain signs

    St Mirren sign Ryan Strain on two-year deal
    5 points
  35. Are you still floundering about in here??
    5 points
  36. exiledfan

    Season tickets

    So far what we are seeing suggests that SR is building an entertaining attack minded team with pace and enthusiasm. Entertaining football at home where we aren't second lowest scorers and near bottom of the form chart at home we will bring in the 300 extra fans a week we need to cover the OF.
    5 points
  37. Rascal

    Speculation Thread

    When you can hit a volley like this - who needs to run. AB at Celtic Park in November 1980.
    5 points
  38. Just imagine what Alex Beckett would be worth in todays transfer fees.
    5 points
  39. All this makes for really good reading and once again I eat another slice of humble pie of jumping on the SR not good enough train. It certainly does seem that he isn't going to be messed around with players taking time whether they have other contract offers or waiting possibly for other ones coming in. It would appear you either want to play for him or you are out. I actually like that attitude. Also like the fact he is getting them in ASAP so the 'new' team gels for the start of the season.
    5 points
  40. Sonny

    Speculation Thread

    From the SUN ..... St Mirren are poised to land Aussie wing-back Ryan Strain from Israeli champions Maccabi Haifa. SunSport understands the highly active Saints are awaiting clearance confirmation for a potential free transfer switch for the Coventry-born ace who took Australian citizenship and previously starred for Adelaide United. But they look set to beat off stiff competition from a number of English teams and at least one top flight club here. Ex-Aston Villa youth Strain made 14 appearances for title-winners Maccabi Haifa last season. Now, though, it’s believed he’s keen to hook up with Stephen Robinson’s Saints and become their SIXTH summer capture for the 2022-23 campaign. And the Buddies are very hopeful of sealing a deal they would regard as a coup. Strain was called up by Australia a year ago for World Cup qualifiers against China and Vietnam but didn’t feature after suffering a hamstring injury in training. However, he believes moving to Scotland and a strong start in the Premiership can give him a late chance of yet making Graham Arnold’s squad for the finals in Qatar in November. The 25-year-old joined Maccabi Haifa a year ago and featured for them in the top flight, domestic cup and Europa Conference League qualifiers. The Israeli giants are due to face Olympiacos next month in the Champions League second round qualifiers. Strain, though, is keen for a UK return and Robinson – working closely with new chief operating officer Keith Lasley and recruitment chief Martin Foyle for a dramatic squad revamp – would be thrilled to land him. The ambitious Northern Irishman, determined to make the Paisley outfit strong top six contenders, should learn if the player’s coming within the next few days. St Mirren have already signed attackers Toyosi Olusanya from Middlesbrough and Jonah Ayunga from Morecambe, midfielders Mark O’Hara and Keanu Baccus from Motherwell and Western Sydney Wanderers plus keeper Trevor Carson from Dundee United. Robinson – who worked wonders in charge at Motherwell, including two cup finals and a place in Europe - replaced Aberdeen-bound Jim Goodwin in February but then saw the side suffer a downturn in form and drop into a fight for safety which they only secured late on. However, he’s determined to make sure there’s no repeat in the new season and instead wants Saints pushing hard for higher places and decent cup runs. Robinson – who will take his squad to Northern Ireland for pre-season training and friendlies - is also still working on other possible signings.
    5 points
  41. Motherwell's new kit's been released already. It's a throwback to their mid 80's Ajax stlyle one. They've sold 800% more in 1st three days sales than last year. Fans applauding them having it on sale in time for the holidays. Will we ever do the same
    5 points
  42. Rascal

    Season tickets

    Good to see that you agree with the democratic decision to retain the family stand for home fans only. Fans were also asked if they would support others financially to come along to games. I see this as a package deal where both come into play so will chip in. if we Increase our home crowd by 300 per home game, charge the OF, Hibs, Hearts and others who charge us more to attend their games and we will raise more as well as improve our match atmosphere.
    5 points
  43. mattman

    Season tickets

    Over the moon with this!
    5 points
  44. Still waiting 4 it [emoji23] Sent from my IN2023 using Tapatalk
    5 points
  45. I used to get the Bus home from Neilston Road to Foxbar and would see the McGills buses heading up To Auchenback .Always wondered where Auch was ? 🤔😉
    5 points
  46. Callum Gilhooley

    Come on Rangers

    Headline should read “Total c**t congratulates c**t of a Club for fake achievement” I’ve missed my true vocation 😎
    5 points
  47. Apparently Faraway isn't going either. Not for his usual reasons but for safety. He looks too much like a monkey to be safe around folk from Hartlepool.
    5 points
  48. I don't know. Anyone interacting with you?
    5 points
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