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  1. 7 points
  2. 6 points
    bluto

    Fitba Shirt - Complaints Resolution!

    I can certainly imagine awp dealing equally as successfully with a complaint like this one. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/wolverhampton-wanderers/10682018/Wolves-fan-the-winner-after-upside-down-shirt-prompts-swift-and-generous-response-from-the-club.html A happy ending.
  3. 3 points
    I don't know what I look forward to most. Playing on a Wednesday or reading Craigs match report the following day. :-)
  4. 3 points
    A jam-packed midweek International football calendar occurred last night, and coincided with my return to the B&WA 8s fold at The Thunderdome* after a few weeks away, where I lined up in the bright tangerine of the oldies. Oh the humanity! However, and given that the youngsters’ goal was in semi-darkness owing to temporary ‘floodlight failure’, this was perhaps apt as Mr Zo and I discussed the merits of us oldies swapping ends, given that we couldn’t really see the goals we were ultimately aiming for… And to kick off! The oldies started stronger, and this was demonstrated consummately as Brian C burst down the right wing in the first few minutes, before arching over the most delicious of crosses for me to run on to and volley home without breaking stride – a move that could have been given a monetary value by art historians, such was its simple-yet-breathtaking beauty. And breathtaking it must have been… … as the next ten minutes or so saw the youngsters take control of the game with more incisive passing (Dougiy et al) and finishing (particularly big Mark and big Fraser) than that on show from their more senior cohorts, who struggled to get anywhere near the ball. The oldies played as if they had one eye on a big cup tie at the weekend, where simple passes failed to find their targets and the final ball in the opposition territory never appeared to cause any hurt to the youngsters' goal. Big Ian B and I feckin’ up a 2 v 1 sums this up as his pass to me for a tap in fell just behind me, and as I stopped to readjust I lost my footing, slicing the ball over the bar from about three yards out. The oldies did have their moments, just not enough of them. The youngsters ran out comfortable winners in the end, and what is apparent is that there is good camaraderie throughout the squad and the game is played akin to swimming in Highland Park and Talisker (in good spirits…). On a personal note, my neck is still in absolutely agony today after my sweeper-keeper antics involved breaking up an attack and setting up one, only for an attempted block on my forward pass resulting in my head cushioning the fall of the opposition (name?). So, to MOTM no real stand outs from the oldies unfortunately, which is not surprising given the crushing defeat. Luke in goals was again outstanding, and the attacking players banging in the goals left, right and centre would also have been worthy nominees. The writer’s vote goes to Mark K who broke up attack after attack, and always picked out a pass. He could’ve played with that favourite of the Cuban cigar portfolio, a Montecristo No. 2, such was his performance level, and it appears to have been backed up in Teamer given his 4 votes from 8 thus far. Well played!! *Teamer venue change from The Feegiedome
  5. 2 points
    Drew

    Mclean To Ipswich?

    Inevitable. McLean is an outstanding talent, but won't realise his potential at St Mirren. Best of luck to him, and lets hope we have something in reserve.
  6. 2 points
    were havin to "re-tube" a nuclear sub at a cost of £120 million this week. i will re-post this on whatever f**kin post i feel appropriate. How many hospitals / roads/ schools/ pensioners/disabled/ disadvantaged/museums/ etc/etc could that have helped ?
  7. 2 points
    Kendo

    Mclean To Ipswich?

    Yir pished once again
  8. 2 points
    Callum Gilhooley

    Mclean To Ipswich?

    I watched Paul Lambert as a young man & proclaimed to my mates " theres a future Scotland captain." yer pished they said. I watch Kenny Mclean & i see a player with the same POTENTIAL. Through circumstances & chance , Lambert developed into one of Scotlands few true international class players of recent years, i firmly believe Kenny has the ability to be the player that Paul Lambert was. Football has changed but class will always shine through.
  9. 2 points
    faraway saint

    Cooncil Planning Applications

    I'm getting the idea Rick would give Shull a huge hike.
  10. 2 points
    faraway saint

    Blank Saturdays

    Just another Saturday, you can nip out of the pond, leap about, jump back in and just enjoy the spawn. Or you could juts have a w**k as usual.
  11. 2 points
    pozbaird

    How Big A Club Are We?

    I've seen us win three Div 1 titles which were all exciting for different reasons under different managers. I've seen us win the League Cup, win the Scottish Cup, reach another League Cup Final but sadly lose, reach three exciting Scottish Cup semi finals in the 80s but sadly lose, reach a League Cup semi final but sadly lose, win the Anglo Scottish Cup, play many times in Europe, and provide some relegation escape act results that were as exciting as many cup semis or whatever. Motherwell 2-3 anyone? I've never seen us win the Bells Ramsdens B&Q Challenge Diddy Cup though. I've never attended a Bells Ramsdens B&Q Challenge Diddy Cup game in my life - and never will. Personally held feelings that St Mirren FC shouldn't be playing in competitions that are for 'lesser' clubs, no top flight clubs play in it. I'm not trying to be wanky about it, but I genuinely believe in my heart that any time we spend in Division 1 is merely our gap years until we return to our rightful place. If we never won another thing in my lifetime, I'd still die a happy man with what I have seen us win.
  12. 2 points
    Drew

    The Referendum Thread

    Hmm.... This notion of legal accuracy troubles me somewhat. In my line of work, I'm involved in interpreting the law - pretty much on a day-to-day basis. This isn't merely an academic interpretation, but a direct practice implementation of various pieces of legislation - criminal and civil. As you'll be aware, case law and precedent abound in the legal system, and informs its evolution. As such, it would be inaccurate to suggest that the legal system consists only of absolutes. Of course it doesn't. Therefore, I would immediately challenge any assertion that a specific interpretation of any piece of legislation is accurate as such. I mean no disrespect, but I'm talking from a position of some considerable knowledge and experience myself on this subject. Laws are often flexible and fluid in nature. I am currently involved in a court action that involves a creative and possibly unprecedented approach. We're effectively testing the flexibility of the legislation. That is what the judicial system exists for, as much as for anything else.
  13. 2 points
    Slash

    Scotland Under 21's

    By my reckoning that must be the first u21 in over twenty years that three Saints players have featured in a national squad. Perhaps it might even be a club record for three to have played and been capped in the same game. Well done lads.
  14. 2 points
    Mykey

    How Big A Club Are We?

    I would agree that, roughly speaking we are in teir 2 with the kilmarnocks, falkirks, hamiltons, motherwells, Thistles etc. but as the all-time league shows Third Lanark as a relitively successfull team maybe the here and now is more important. I understand that many are dissappointed to be below ICT or the Fakes but last year Ross County were up there and look at them this year. Killie and ourselves have both recently been low down the top league, League cup winners and failed to push on from there and are still in very similar positions.The biggest differences that I can see are we've tended to stick with our managers while killie repeatedly change theirs and of course, the debt. It's very important to stay in the top flight as Falkirk and Hamilton fans will tell you after years in the lower division but at least ourselves, Ross County and Thistle could survive a relegation, I'm not sure the same could be said for Killie. I've seen us win the second teir of scottish football several times, seen us play top sides in european competitions, win a challenge cup, a scottish cup and a league cup and to be honest thats enough to make me happy that I support Saints and more acheivements wouldn't help if we ended up a Rangers, clydebank or third lanark.
  15. 2 points
    Not being from Paisley, I was in danger of going to the dark side but the 99/00 season title winning season fell when i was about 8 and hooked me for life . I have dozens of cousins and aunts/uncles from Paisley though and there is only myself, my dad, 1 uncle and 2 cousins who are saints fans. The rest all support either half of the Old Firm, but I think that is just the nature of football in Scotland and always will be as long as the OF dominate. It would be nice to live in a place like Newcastle, Swansea, Cardiff etc where everyone supports the one team but I wouldn't swap supporting a 'wee' team for anything .
  16. 2 points
    GlenburnSaint

    How Big A Club Are We?

    I actually did the same thing as your dad but much earlier in my life. Im 28 now but up until the age of about 13-14 basically through school i was a rangers fan or they were my chosen team. Possibly down to the fact my stepdad supported them. I was never pushed into it at all but if im honest probably attracted to the glory and things of that era. It wasnt until about 14 years of age i started coming regularly to stmirren though i had been a lot prior with my uncle who a lot of you will know as northendsaint on here. When i was old enough to know football and what mattered i followed my home club and will continue to do so.
  17. 2 points
    shull

    Cooncil Planning Applications

    Better just closing the windae.
  18. 2 points
    Stuart Dickson

    How Big A Club Are We?

    3 years old. Stupid reason really but they had a player called Dennis Tueart and I just liked his surname. Then I saw TV footage of the 1973 Cup Final and Tueart twisting and turning down the wings and I was hooked. I can remember sitting watching the big Cup Finals at Hampden on TV as a real youngster too. If it was an Old Firm one my Dads family had a lot of Rangers fans in it so I'd support Celtic just to be different. I went to my first live game in 1977 - Glasgow Select v The Football League for the Queens Jubilee, Dennis Tueart was playing and my second game was the England v Scotland 1977 match at Wembley where Tueart was a sub. I went to a number of Clyde and Queens Park matches and toyed with the idea of supporting Hearts and Aberdeen before finally deciding on St Mirren when I found out they came from Paisley. It might not have stuck either but that week my Dad had a financial advisor in discussing mortgages and he got me a signed poster. He had some sort of link to Donnie McDowell who organised getting it for me. A few weeks later I was at Love Street watching Jimmy Bone play his home debut against Partick Thistle at Love Street. It was a shite game - finished 1-1. Ally Hunter had given away a penalty which Partick scored - I think it was Higgins that scored it - and St Mirren equalised with a tap in - I think it was Bone who scored. Anyway that's well off topic.
  19. 2 points
    dani bongo

    How Big A Club Are We?

    I can't get my head around why anyone would support a team for a number of years and then support another team. Just don't get it . Were you bitten by a Saints dug when you were young ?
  20. 2 points
    HSS

    Cooncil Planning Applications

    The big red sandstone building at Neilston Rd and Calside.What did you think that building was Blondie?
  21. 1 point
    Callum Gilhooley

    Mclean To Ipswich?

    Ok guilty your honour/ eminence/grace........ tosser !!
  22. 1 point
    Its all cheesys fault !!
  23. 1 point
    groucho

    The Referendum Thread

    Never read anything on here about Armageddon or conspiracy, only read people quite rightly pointing out the disdain and contempt shown to the Scottish government .
  24. 1 point
    shull

    Cooncil Planning Applications

    OH !!!!
  25. 1 point
    Kendo

    Cooncil Planning Applications

    Perhaps a huge hike in the Council tax would give them the money to sort the roads.
  26. 1 point
    Callum Gilhooley

    Mclean To Ipswich?

    Mclean WILL be premier league standard, a couple of years with an Ipswich type team would really benefit him, if they dont get promo in that period,a gig with a mid table premier team beckons. The next Lambert methinks
  27. 1 point
    Magic day 2 cup finals in last 4 years & winning 1 , that'll do for me
  28. 1 point
    pozbaird

    Alan Pardew

    As a Newcastle fan I'm really disappointed with Pardew. A Hull City player? He could have chosen Ashley Cole, Luis Suarez, John Terry or Lee Cattermole to stick the nut on. Poor show really.
  29. 1 point
    davidg

    Blank Saturdays

    More than a few beers planned for tomorrow night, could have been an all day shot if we had thought it through. Might no' be a bad thing though
  30. 1 point
    Yep, excellent work by Matt Grayson at Wolves. It shows the value of good quality customer service, especially when you see the level of publicity this is attracting. If only all UK businesses could learn from stuff like this
  31. 1 point
    pozbaird

    How Big A Club Are We?

    Don't go back? Cannae' do that... I'd miss the pies!
  32. 1 point
    Bearsden buddie

    Scotland Under 21's

    kenny McLean, John McGinn and Sean Kelly have all been selected for the latest Scotland under 21's squad. Well done to them.
  33. 1 point
    zurich_allan

    The Referendum Thread

    No, it is legally speaking an executive, it's not bold at all. It doesn't fulfill the criteria normally associated with a Government. And yes, whilst those other issues could be relevant (environment etc.) it's a well established and decided area that when balancing disclosure with competing interests, if national security or defence is one of the areas for consideration then it takes priority. Honestly - and this isn't a dig at you - it's a dig at the whole independence issue. I am personally growing increasingly tired of the 'tit-for-tat' approach, and utter partisanship of both sides of the debate. According to each side, theirs is the best approach (independence or keeping the union) in EVERY SINGLE area. What a load of utter crap. There will be pros and cons in both sides. Yet those involved in the politics, and indeed a great many on here are ether gullible or idiotic (if they truly believe such polarisation in favour or against any one side). I try to bring some legal accuracy to the debate whenever any of those issues come up, regardless of which side it suits, but it seems that (including on here) very few are ever willing to accept that maybe not every area suits their own view. It's quite sad really.
  34. 1 point
    Lord Pityme

    How Big A Club Are We?

    Check the dictionary under "Glory Hunters" and you'll see Dicko's photo beside the definition.
  35. 1 point
    RickMcD

    Cooncil Planning Applications

    I hear there's a taxi driver round Paisley that claims that some of the potholes on the roads are so big you need planning permission before you can fill them in. F**k 'em!
  36. 1 point
    pozbaird

    Fitba Shirt - Complaints Resolution!

    Nah, AWP would take the guy to court and swear under oath that there was nothing wrong with the badge, it was the shirt that was upside down. JD Sports fault, AWP walks away a free man in the eyes of the law. Easy the AWP!
  37. 1 point
    still after u for that one lol.
  38. 1 point
    smcc

    Cooncil Planning Applications

    That was Ward 1 and was developed into a dwelling house when the RAI closed(See previous post).
  39. 1 point
    is he a guy with an i'm alright jack attitude ?
  40. 1 point
    I have sad news to pass on to all Saints fans who travelled to Aberdeen who the past few decades, A good friend to us all Mark (Monkey) Anderson who owns the MARKET BAR STONEHAVEN, sadly passed away from cancer on Tuesday, Mark was a personal friend of mine from my Santa Ponsa day were Mark and Lorna went on Holiday every year for the past 20 years, RIP Mark thanks for the hospitality and memories over the years, Our condolences to Lorna and the family,
  41. 1 point
    Vambo57

    Time To Revive Community Ownership ?

    The bubble burst - as it does for every newly promoted team - when the rest of the teams get to play you home and away thus familiarising themselves on how you play... and who to target! Then they stop you from playing. Four games a season against the same team breeds negativite knowledge, which leads to boring negative games IMO. That's why my ideal is just playing each team twice (and for summer football)... but thats for another thread on another day.
  42. 1 point
    Ah, right. Ta. I was in the bowling club next door a year or so ago, and thought I'd seen signs of occupation. Didnae pay enough attention.
  43. 1 point
    pozbaird

    How Big A Club Are We?

    He did however raise a fair point in relation to bringing up what Slash said about developing the club. A lot of things don't need large amounts of money either, to be good workable, and profitable ideas. We should know from our experience. Still stuns me that on approaching the club about doing the book the club themselves had no plans to do anything to mark the passing of Love Street. I contacted them absolutely expecting to be told that they were already working on a shedload of money making ideas - books, prints, DVDs whatever. Nope - zilch, zero. It was fans who did things. If that had been Aberdeen moving from Pittodrie, or Hearts moving from Tynecastle, there would have been all sorts done by the club. I know we don't have huge manpower levels or a big team of staff to attack things, but even when the four of us did the book, only two people actually asked to see what we had written before going to print. Gordon Scott and Chick Young. No-one else even gave it a cursory glance. We could have written anything in there, especially about fractious OF games for example. I remember captioning a Nakamura photo 'Japanese international playmaker' or something, when I really wanted to say 'diving wee basturt'. We aren't the kind of people to have courted controversy, but no-one even asked what we were writing except as I say two people who showed a keen interest. It's the same as my signature text - REA saw that the panels were an easily workable idea to brighten up the breezeblock, but with him away, two new inductees will be shortly heading towards a year without anyone seemingly interested in updating the collection. I find it frustrating that there is such inactivity on wee things like that, or a missing stadium letter taking a year to fix - and only after fans started e-mailing the club, that it makes me wonder how more important stuff gets done. Ach, rant over! Kettle on, chocolate hob nob!
  44. 1 point
    Drew

    How Big A Club Are We?

    Let's be frank here, Stuart, you will endeavor to spin just about any feature of the club into a negative. The fact that so many people who have either moved away from the Paisley/Renfrewshire area or always lived elsewhere continue to commit to the club is a good thing, no? A willingness to travel from out with the area, with the additional time and financial investment demonstrates considerable loyalty, and this reflects well on the club, does it not?
  45. 1 point
    whydowebother

    Scotland Under 21's

    McGinn on for McLean in 2nd half and Kelly off at beginning of second half.
  46. 1 point
    buddies1877

    Scotland Under 21's

    did Lennon pick the team? Best of the 3 on the bench
  47. 1 point
    Wilbur

    Interesting

    Nah, I can't see us scoring 8.
  48. 1 point
    saintargyll

    How Big A Club Are We?

    Sadly for me one issue is the amount of timmy/bears buses that leave paisley on game day if these Paisley punters supported their home team i would guess we could fill our stadium every home game (ive also seen timmy/bear buses leave Aberdeen,Dundee and perth) As it stands at the moment we are a team which can win a cup every 10 to 20 years or so with a few amazing league games to keep the Buddies in bragging mode We also see the down side (often,its in our DNA) Every season we hope for at least a cup victory or a good cup run but thats as far as we will ever get as we will never EVER win a league( unlesss the blue bigots die and we inherit some of their Paisley born support therefore boosting our crowd and money) BUT,our youth set up is starting to see fruition which is very pleasing We are where we are and we is what we is......enjoy the roller coaster ride both good and bad
  49. 1 point
    Froggie

    Lennon Out

    How anyone could contemplate a stay of execution for Lennon is beyond belief after ONE solitary win. After the next two fixtures we are likely to be back at 11th unfortunately, and as Billy says, he may well be gone before end of season.
  50. 1 point
    billyg

    Lennon Out

    I was party to a conversation at the weekend between a businessman, a journalist and a main shareholder. I think Danny will be away before the end of the season.
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