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  1. gazmc83

    A G M

    Just back , I asked tommy a lot of questions tonight and it was myself that made the comment at the end , all I said was that he was a good coach not a manager in my opinion , then he said he thought long and hard about accepting the job , I then said I wish u never. Maybe it was over the top but that's my opinion and the way I feel although in retrospect perhaps I should have went tomorrow rather than tonight , overall I was unimpressed with Tommys answers , he admitted his signings have been failures , Infact he held his hands up to most things at the end of the day he is completely inept to be the manager of our club and he demonstrated that tonight
    24 points
  2. gazmc83

    A G M

    Cheers perhaps I could have been a bit more respectful of him but after his lack of respect for us in his interview on Saturday I thought bugger it
    14 points
  3. dave.j

    A G M

    I love how wealthy businessmen expect working class people struggling to put food on the table to just accept any old shite on the pitch and roll over and pay up every second Saturday. Whilst they sit in the boardroom getting wined and dined swapping contacts with visiting club boards before taking to their padded seats, before heading back in for some more free wine and snacks at full time. All the while the mugs sit on cold plastic seats paying over the odds to watch their team, paying for a greasy pie and watery bovril. But hey, your club needs you in these tough times, so shut up and pay up. Directors eh? Different class.
    9 points
  4. Spam_Valley

    A G M

    I'd rather he invaded Pollock and signed up their junior team.
    7 points
  5. I am not boycotting. I am just not going. Having been a supporter for 40+ years I do not think I can be described as a fair weather fan. With Danny's team I felt we had the basics of a very good squad - better than most our of rivals - and I was frustrated that we underachieved drastically in my opinion. But I went to matches expecting a good evenly contested game with a reasonable hope of obtaining a result. More often than not we did not do too well but the hope and expectation was there. However this season I think we have the poorest squad we have had in a league battle for many a year and no longer expect to get anything from a game. Getting rid of decent players and replacing them with untried players did not help. But football for me is about expectation and enjoyment. For me both these factors are missing and its now drudgery and habit on a Saturday. But there is a big world out there and there are other ways to enjoy a Saturday afternoon. I will still go to most games on my ST and will probably still buy one next season however being a supporter is a one-way love affair. You give and the club takes. But as you get older you realise that this relationship is unbalanced and sometimes you just have to look after yourself. So I have other options for this Saturday which all offer enjoyment and I will be taking up one of those offers. And will do so more often until there is a change of some description which gives me some expectation of being able to compete against the opposition. I still hope we do well on Sat but no longer expect it.
    7 points
  6. dave.j

    The Players

    I don't doubt every first team player in the squad could get a job at another club. The only 3 I'd even consider for Firhill would be Tess, McLean and McGinn. Add Thommo if he ever gets fit. We have a really strong midfield but are crying out for competition at left back for McMillan, so that McMillan can in turn compete with O'Donnell at right back. Other squads are crying out for a Wylde or an Ozzy. St Mirren do have good players there. A couple of outstanding ones. But have been crippled by a combination of injuries and a terrible manager. A new young manager with fresh ideas could and should breath new life into the club as a whole, there's a really bad feeling around the club and that spreads across our wee town. How distant that league cup win seems now! How different that squad! There are players at the club who frankly should not be there if St Mirren are to grow. Existing players, the young lads will not grow whilst the current manager is there. Morale etc forbid it. If the board are serious not only about selling, but are still in love with the club, they need to act. The modern game has changed drastically in the last 5 years, people like TC and Ian McCall to use an example at our club are dead wood, consigned to the annuls of Scottish football history. St mirren needs a breath of fresh air swept through it. The players need it. Otherwise it's a lost cause. Leave it much longer and players will start to look for a move elsewhere to get away from the place. Once that happens. There's no recovery.
    6 points
  7. buddiecat

    A G M

    been at a couple of meetings where george was present, he doesnt like people disagreeing with him and seems unable to engage in a calm debate when this happens, he comes across as a bit of a bully
    5 points
  8. whydowebother

    A G M

    I would like to see the old Supras 'Unacceptable ' banner rolled out at the start and end of the games & a 'Tommy out' banner also as those would make the papers / tv and in turn all journalists will ask at every pre/post match interview about them ! Fans should up the ante on this now , as it's clear the club won't
    5 points
  9. scrappy coco

    A G M

    By the sound of things from tonights AGM, I can only come to one conclusion... WE'RE f**kED.....
    5 points
  10. Irate-Pirate

    A G M

    It was a rather uncomfortable night for all concerned. For the first time, I saw hands raised against Gilmour continuing in his position. George Campbell looked like he was going to have a square go with someone outside. Tommy Craig babbled nonsense and near the end made reference to the 18 months left on his contract. I reckon the only people that supported TC in that room were the board themselves. Oh dear. Oh dear.
    5 points
  11. Kemp

    A G M

    I think you would be a minority there. He was asked for a message to the 700 St Mirren fans who had paid good money and given up another Saturday to watch what was the end an Under 21's team getting an utter pasting from a club half our size. He decided to say he has nothing at all to say to them. He clearly think he is above the support and would do well to learn a little from Danny Lennon who at least empathised with the support when things didn't go well.
    5 points
  12. saint in exile

    A G M

    Video referred to the compliance officer as we speak.
    5 points
  13. billyg

    A G M

    He has plenty to answer for though ! The manager always addresses the AGM !
    5 points
  14. Disagree with this. As you well know, I've been posting about it on social media. As you also well know, neither I, nor the group of guys I go to games with float depending on the fortunes of the club and only miss away games now due to lack of collective finances. I'm surprised at you even making such a claim on a forum like this where the majority of folk have been through the really shite times and stuck with the team. The fact of the matter is I'm simply not willing to part with the money to put myself on a downer. If we were shite and had some fight about us, it'd be a different story. That coupled with the apparent fact that the board don't give a toss, had bred mass animosity and apathy. I blame not one fan for being disillusioned. And as for your assertion the we were far worse off under Coughlin, well yes, but only because well have a glass floor for protection until the end of the season. Rest assured, this squad would be every bit as bad in the championship as that Coughlin side. We didn't even really hold our own against Dunfermline.
    5 points
  15. Not sure why people are talking about boycotts. The simple facts are season ticket holders are scunnered. No league wins all season, in fact all defeats and only one lucky draw. The reason for the poor uptake is simple, not many are willing to pay money to watch the garbage that is being dished out week after week. I take my hat off to those who are prepared to pay and go in hope. I like others have decided to put my time and money to other uses.
    5 points
  16. Lord Pityme

    A G M

    Ladies and gents for all their outstanding achievements. We have a BoD hell bent on the cheap/temporary option at whatever cost to the clubs future. Now i suggest is the time to rally together and ask them to hand over the reins for a staggered repayment of their original investment. How else will the club have a chance of moving forward?
    4 points
  17. TopCat

    A G M

    You think TC is going to invade Poland?
    4 points
  18. slapsalmon

    A G M

    What a cop out. I'm waving a bit of paper that's got "reasons Tommy should stay" like tommys paper though it's got f**k all written on it.
    4 points
  19. Big Jake

    A G M

    He has nothing to say anyway.
    4 points
  20. Do you think it could find us a goal?
    4 points
  21. Terrible, the health board should really provide more bariatric beds
    4 points
  22. Sorry to give you so much trouble.......especially with you being upside down to start with!!!
    4 points
  23. The St Mirren board are sitting back hoping for another miracle. They ought to have had the balls to sack Danny Lennon early last season but instead they took the cheapest option and prayed that somehow we would scramble enough points under DL to avoid relegation. Lady Luck was with them last season and they are banking on her smiling on them again this season. This is the limit of their ambition, this is what they see as their action plan. Unfortunately our team is even worse under Tommy Craig and I am surprised that we are not already isolated by 6 or more points adrift from the rest of the league. Apathy amongst the fans is at a higher level than I can ever remember. I usually go along to the AGM but not this year because I can't be bothered any more. The fans need to witness some real positive actions from the board ASAP if the good ship St Mirren is to be turned around before we hit the rocks. I won't be holding my breath.
    4 points
  24. I can't believe anyone is thinking of boycotting game I for one am supporter and will follow team regardless, do believe crowd will be lower as Ict bring very low crowd, last league wasn't it about 100 or so Regardless of thoughts on TC our team will always get my support
    4 points
  25. norrie82

    The Players

    Fair enough tommy is having a horrendous time as manager. He looks clueless and on Saturday his selection and tactics were dreadful. But the players currently pulling on our jersey apart from one or two are an absolute disgrace . Not one would get a game in another spl team. A collective and utter pile of shite.
    3 points
  26. dave.j

    A G M

    What a bizarre post! You think the pressure is too much for him and could have an effect on his health. But you start the post believing the board hope the pressure gets too much for him! I know some of you don't respect your directors! But cold hearted killers? That's a bit much. Incidentally, you do know that tommy was Danny's assistant right? He saw first hand how a manager gets treated when regardless of a cup win, results don't go St Mirrens way! Do you think he believed the fans would go easy on him cause he's an old man?
    3 points
  27. Sergie's no1 fan

    A G M

    Aye Wimbledon doesn't start again till next summer
    3 points
  28. JJ McG

    A G M

    Come Friday he'll have forgotten he said he was going to London.
    3 points
  29. Langbank

    A G M

    Noticed the look of 'What the F*%*' between Brian Caldwell and Brian McAusland when TC announced he was going to London next week.
    3 points
  30. JJ McG

    A G M

    Does TC realise that thommo is 36, does he think he is going to come straight in and hit the ground running and save us? Surely he isn't that daft? If he is relying on that happening he's an even bigger muppet than I thought.
    3 points
  31. whydowebother

    A G M

    You shared an honest opinion , it was direct , no bullshit , you weren't rude. If people found that uncomfortable , then perhaps they don't feel as bad about Tommy as they thought. Tommy still has to go , fact.
    3 points
  32. buddiecat

    A G M

    you got a stinging rebuke for that ? i was expecting to hear that you had called him some name or other or had told him to eff off etc, and if that is all you said then the rebuke was possibly a bit of drama which caused deflection and an excuse to end proceedings, a quite often used tactic in meetings - find a patsy shout at him and get your fanboys to applaud - and exit stage left
    3 points
  33. Bobby_F

    A G M

    This makes really depressing reading.
    3 points
  34. One 36 year old and 5 others who've been involved in defeats already this season.
    3 points
  35. Sergie's no1 fan

    A G M

    We'll be on our way to League 1 by then. Fuxake .
    3 points
  36. djchapsticks

    A G M

    Did Neville Chamberlain invade Poland?!
    3 points
  37. TsuMirren

    A G M

    I'd be very reluctant to highlight that Brian Marwood is James' dad and works for Man City, who we've loaned players from. So, I'll just say that google states Brian Marwood is James' father. We also just so happen to have City players on loan.
    3 points
  38. JJ McG

    A G M

    Why did he sign unproven shite like Marwood when proven spl players like Clarkson was available?
    3 points
  39. HSS

    A G M

    Known as the Annual Genitalia Meeting!!!!
    3 points
  40. Maybe this is a game of semantics now. I always hope for a victory but never expect one. My expectation is for a half-decent display. A bit of effort. Some skill. Maybe a few shots on target. A squad that looks capable of at least making a game of it. Usually more often than not my expectations are not met and my hope of a victory is not met. However this season my expectations are not being met before I even leave the house in Ayrshire to travel to Paisley. I do not expect anything from the team and hope of a victory is a bit of a dream as our last League victory at home was at the beginning of May - nearly 8 months ago. You say tomato and I say tomato but it amounts to the same thing. My enthusiasm for now has gone.
    3 points
  41. Yeah, that's the distinction I would make. When the hope goes - and for everyone bar Top Cat, apparently, it pretty much has now - what have we got left? Blind optimism? Great. I actually admire Lex's ability to remain optimistic and positive, and I'm generally right there with him in those terms. But this is tragic at the minute. People have compared the current situation to Coughlin's reign, but I think this is worse because we have more to lose. Coughlin took over a D1 side that had very little going for it - and he left a D1 side that had little going for it. No great loss. Tommy Craig looks set to be taking an established top-flight side (for that is what we are now, thanks to Gus and Danny) and relegate us at the first time of asking.
    3 points
  42. The blame has so far been passed to 1.The manager 2. The board of Directors.3. The Players .Could it we have missed the main reason i.e. The crappy new strips this season
    3 points
  43. Lord Pityme

    A G M

    In reality won't tonight be like every other AGM..? That is one large damp squib with little insight or vision of the future? It is to all intensive purposes a look backwards.... Bit what like Kello has to do three times during avgame to locate the matchball.
    3 points
  44. Capricorn which is why am an old crabbit goat
    3 points
  45. Edinbuddie

    A G M

    When TC was appointed there was speculation that there must be a clause in his contract that didn't make things too financially difficult to have a parting of the ways if things didn't go well. If that's not the case, I can't understand why the BoD gave a two year contract to a guy with his track record in management (and with two unproven assistants working with him). I understand completely how much the BoD have done for this club, and how much we all owe them. They've admitted that they're tired and want out, but as custodians of the club, their judgement in this case has to be questioned. This isn't being wise after the event, as I'm not sure that anyone else (including the majority of fans & media) thought that promoting TC was a good idea. If the club can't afford to change the manager, then it's likely that we're all going to continue to suffer for that decision.
    3 points
  46. I know that, come Saturday, I'll stick on my winter jacket, warm clothes and an extra pair of socks and sit there and watch the game. It's just one of those things, but if things don't go well then I sit close enough to both the manager and the directors to vent my frustration.
    3 points
  47. Nobody boos any more Dave , they're all booed out , and those who attend all sit waiting on the inevitable, like apathetic lambs to the slaughter. I will not set foot inside the ground again until Craig's away . Bloody minded ? Maybe ! but I can't take any more !
    3 points
  48. Kendo

    Should Tommy Stay?

    He's unbeaten in the Scottish Cup and only lost one League cup game.
    3 points
  49. The case for and against Tommy Craig as manager should rest on results, performances and how last year's players are doing this season under the new manager and finally how his summer signings have done. Results and performances have probably been well covered on BAWA. Last year's players this year under TC: Marian Kello: a shadow of last year's player and now dropped after costing too many goals. Jason Naismith: has earned a Scotland U21 call up and looked a goal threat going forward but has regressed defensively to an alarming extent. Marc McAusland: had a terrible, error-strewn start to the season, Possibly settling down a bit now. Jim Goodwin: Sent off in first game of the season. Retrospectively red carded after less than 10 league games played. Inbetween times when he found some form it coincided with our purple patch where we picked up our 8 points. Sean Kelly: started the season out of the starting XI and since returning to it during our injury crisis has alternated between left back and left midfield. Gregg Wylde: An inconsistent, patchy, erratic start to the season (continuing form from before the summer?) before succumbing to injury. Kenny McLean: resigning him was viewed as a major coup for the club and it still may turn out to be. While performances have been well below the standard he set last year and he has been very inconsistent he is also our joint top scorer. John McGinn: Another who has yet to show what he is capable of this year, and yet when he has been injured, his dig and ingenuity and attacking instincts are sorely missed even when he isn't on form. Gary Teale: could be argued that since he hasn't been out injured all season this year, this season is an improvement, Not shown anything like the form he displayed during the cup winning season. Dropped to bench to make way for young debutantes on a day the team cried out for some seasoned pros when facing the guile of a well drilled and competent Hamilton Accies side. Thomas Reilly: getting a regular start and has surprised some with his willingness to get stuck in. Has largely spent the season being played out of his natural position. It maybe doesn't come as a ringing endorsement that he seems further down the striker's pecking order than Ball, Marwood, or Caldwell. Yet possibly the biggest shout from last year's squad of a player who may have progressed and improved under TC. Steven Thompson: an injury plagued season so far. The received wisdom suggests getting him fit and back among the goals will be our principle hope of avoiding 12th or 11th place. Summary: you can make a case for Reilly having a better season under TC this year, but the other 10 have either plateaued or gone backwards. Summer Signings: Ellis Plummer: looked a player, even if it was open to debate whether central defence was his best position. Adam Drury: still finding his feet, form has been patchy but is our joint top scorer. Isaac Osbourne: signed after the season started with a known record of injury problems. After a few decent games has been out injured! Jeroem Tesselaar: arguably our best summer signing so far. One of our better and more consistent performers in a bleak season. Ross Caldwell: the first player to score for us this season, and with a double too, and has subsequently been kept out of the starting XI. When he has been given a chance in the starting XI it has usually served to underline why he has often been given a place on the bench. James Marwood: works hard enough, creates space for others, but looks like he might not find the back of the net this side of Christmas (and folks used to think Dargo and Mehmet had a poor goal return for forwards!) Calum Ball: arrived looking like he had Carey-style issues with his weight, and some signs of promise. Some assumed that once he got match fit, lost some weight there could be the makings of an OK SPL standard striker in there. As we head in to December he looks to have lost confidence after a few missed sitters and still doesn't look fit enough for SPL standard football. Summary: Tesselaar has been alright, but he was already a known quantity. Overall summary: Tommy Craig inherited almost a starting XI of players who have played for the first team the previous season or the one before. A few issues which needed resolved were defensive weakness (particularly in central defence) and it was expected that after DL had got Barron, DVZ, and Mair off the payroll the previous season and after McGregor left for Sevco that a serious rebuild was needed. The squad was also light on striking options, and in Goodwin, Teale and Thompson 3 senior pros one of whom had known disciplinary problems, one had spent the previous season injured on the sidelines and one had a planned operation over the summer. Tommy Craig was given a reduced budget to work with and elected to sign 2 defenders to replace the 4 who went out the door last season, and fill the squad by promoting young players from the U20 squad, signing young players on loan, and signing other young players largely untried and almost exclusively unproven at SPL level (with the exception of Osbourne and Tesselaar). Now, if we had been sitting 7th or 8th or higher after all those gambles on TC's part with a younger and cheaper squad then I think most fans would be behind him and saying he was doing a good job. Instead, we have failed to score in 8 out of 14 league games, failed to keep 1 clean sheet in any competitive match this season, and taken 1 point out of 7 home games and lost 72% of league matches under Tommy Craig. Kinda makes you wish that he bought a few more defenders, didn't only go down the bring in young, inexperienced guys route, and had considered replacing Teale and / or Goodwin with other seasoned pros with plenty of SPL experience.
    3 points
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