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  1. I suffer from a progressive debilitating disease ,when Wee Johnny and my self began coming to Saints around 3 years ago I was perfectly capable of looking after the wee man Now my wife is my carer or anyone else can be. i am 68 and 15 years ago I was still playing 6s. I will loan any of you a wheelchair some time just to see what it feels like when you deteriorate as I have.Its no joke. I have a bit a laugh with friends ,Shakin Stevens, the shuffler and others are a few names. when you don't know someone personally, thats different. Disability comes in many forms visible and invisible so remember if someone acts strangely don't abuse them. Just be aware
    15 points
  2. We only had an EU referendum because of internal divisions in the Tory party. Davie Bullingdon Boy Cameron thought a 'remain' vote was a shoe-in / shoo-in. Boris fcuking Johnson and Nigel fcuking Farage are lying, lying, devious fcuking cnuts. Farage racking up in Brussels and giving it big licks? 'You're not laughing now, are you!' Who the fcuk does this cnut think he is? The last thing we needed was a fanny lke him rubbing our European neighbours up even more, a mere day or two after the vote. Meanwhile, Boris has completely shat his Calvin Kleins. An utter, utter buffoon - but a dangerous buffoon. He was funny when he tackled an opponent in Soccer Aid. He was funny when he rugby tackled a Japanese kid. He was funny when he got stuck on a zip wire promoting the Olympics... but how in the name of fcuk did he get anywhere NEAR a position of power? 350 million to the NHS? My fcuking arse. Liars. Now we have Gove and May, Corbyn in denial, confusion, uncertainty... my prediction? You know these anti-capitalist demonstrations that pop up in London from time to time? Anarchists and hoo-hahs rack up wearing masks and daub graffitti on the Cenotaph etc? London is heading for a motherfcuker of those, it will be very, very ugly. Organised on the internet, and attended not just by the anarchist punk hoo-hahs out for kicks, but a massive amount of disenchanted ordinary punters who have had enough of politicians lying to them. A full scale fcuking riot. I am not particularly political. I have said before, I have voted SNP, Labour and Lib Dem - based on my perception of the calibre of the individual candidate put up in my particular area. I am far from a rabid nationalist, but the way I feel today, I want to distance myself from Eng-er-land and their right-wing Tory fcuktards. I'll take my chances with Nicola, and yes, Ruth Davidson, Willie Rennie, Patrick Harvie and Kezia Dugdale (unless she trots out Eddie Izzard in full drag). It should also be said I posted while having imbibed a few shandies. How's the spelling and grammar? Looks no' bad, considering the amount of shandies involved. Fcuking politicians. Fcukum. (Copyright Shull).
    6 points
  3. St Mirren supporters have the opportunity to own a little piece of history at tomorrow’s Sma’ Shot Day celebrations. Paisley punters are set to come together in Abbey Square for the annual celebration of the Paisley weavers winning their dispute with the manufacturers to be paid for the Sma’ Shot – a hidden cotton thread that held the Paisley Pattern shawls together. On Saturday, the festival kicks-off with the annual parade through the town at noon - from Brodie Park to Abbey Close. The festival was revived in 1986, with this year marking 30 years since the parade made its return to the town. And, by coincidence, this season marks 30 years since St Mirren got their hands on the Scottish Cup following an extra time victory over Dundee United at Hampden. To mark the occasion, the St Mirren Fans’ Council and local artist Garry Byars have come together to commission a special painting. Byars, who has close ties with both Sma’ Shot Day and Saints, has painted a portrait of former Saints star Tony Fitzpatrick parading the trophy around Hampden. Byars’ work was first brought to the attention of Paisley when he was commissioned by Renfrewshire District Council in 1986 to create a replica of the Charleston Drum, the same drum that is used to lead the parade through the streets of Paisley to this day. The painting of Fitzy, alongside another of cup-winning captain Billy Abercromby, will be auctioned off on the main stage at around 1.55pm. The Fitzpatrick painting has been signed by the man himself, giving fans the chance to get their hands on a unique piece of St Mirren memorabilia. Colin Haggerty, chairman of the Fans’ Council, told Express Sport: “In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Sma’ Shot Day, St Mirren Fans ‘Council and renowned artist Garry Byars, a founding member of Sma’ Shot Day, decided that it was a fantastic opportunity to work together to commemorate the occasion. “With this season marking 30 years since St Mirren’s triumph in the Scottish Cup, we felt it was a perfect chance. “Garry has produced a stunning picture of Tony, which he has kindly signed, and we will be auctioning that off alongside a previous picture painted by Garry of Billy Abercromby which has been donated by the 1877 Club. “These will both be auctioned off to the highest bidder on the day.” Haggerty admits he is delighted that the club will be represented on the day as they join in among the community’s festivities. And he revealed that there will also be a special guest roaming around throughout the afternoon. He added: “The Paisley Panda will be mingling with those who come down and there will be plenty of opportunities for photographs. “Right from the beginning the Fans’ Council wanted to get involved and I think it is brilliant and really important that the club is represented at these events. “We really do subscribe to the ‘one team, one town’ motto and when I heard Garry’s story I just felt like it was a great opportunity.”
    5 points
  4. Would prefer real black and white stripes, but it looks O.K. Anyway, it's a football strip. Anyone over the age of 15 getting upset about a football strip needs to get out more.
    5 points
  5. Seen that image kicking around social media. Either someone has pulled off a very good photo shop job or that's the kit, no idea.
    5 points
  6. Mind though everyone, Shulls no actually bothered. He's just giving an opinion. Unrelentingly. Repeatedly. Constantly.
    3 points
  7. There's always one
    3 points
  8. Ayrshire Saints

    Eu Referendum

    och give captain Dicko a break chaps how could he possibly have foreseen such a rapid, total and monumental implosion by his party from their position of total domination. Iceberg.....what Iceberg, women, children and obese night watchmen, sorry pipefitters' first.
    3 points
  9. Can't understand anyone saying 'it isn't a St Mirren kit'. That'll mean the 'Blackburn Rovers' style half-white, half black kit, the 1987 cup final kit, the thin pinstripe 'Phoenix Honda' kit and going back in time, the 'Ajax' stripe kit.... none of them, and others, were St Mirren kits either? Cannot see any reason why we can't do something different every so often. Hard to judge what it (if real) is really like from that invisible man image. The shorts look like sprayed-on ultra-tight lycra cycling numbers. Certainly the sponsor logo looks not too bad on it. Need to see it in a real life situation, worn by handsome basturts like John 'Humble Pie' Sutton.
    3 points
  10. Stu

    Season 16/17 Home & Away Kits

    Shull's a taxi driver. He doesn't really do change.
    3 points
  11. Shucks. I'm top of the league and you're no, you're no...
    2 points
  12. Black shorts with this look really smart. I hope we end up wearing black shorts. I get people saying white is what we win cups with etc but the black shorts don't half enhance this kit. I think we wore black shorts v hearts in the semi final and white v United as they wore black?
    2 points
  13. Will be worn with black or white shorts
    2 points
  14. 2 points
  15. Not only a belter of a strip but Tottie Beck played in a strip like that. Any chance of getting a few of the current Icelandic boys in on loan?
    2 points
  16. I wouldn't put much store in that one being the real one. It is indeed my youngest son who is a rather talented graphic artist. Dunno why he's wasting his time with this stuff though.... He's got real stuff to get done. BTW he fooled me too. I saw it on Facebook this morning and failed to spot who had posted it
    2 points
  17. It was very obvious from the mood of leave voters on Question Time last night that there us already a strong undercurrent amongst them that they have been duped. How the hell we move in from here is anyone's guess. Probably the biggest political screw up post war and all so unnecessary and from a real position of strength for the Tories. Rip roaring cnut of it barely touhes the side to be honest.
    2 points
  18. You might be on to something Miss Marple
    2 points
  19. Look closely the strip consists of black and white stripes. Hope that helps.
    2 points
  20. Passed away at the grand old age of 95. One of our finest creators of children's TV who brought us Camberwick Green, Trumpton and Chigley. I still love watching them with my grandaughter 50 years after I first saw them. The best after Oliver Postgate I think. Altogether now Pugh Pugh .......................................... The Firemen
    2 points
  21. 10 years ago Iceland added football to its national curriculum which seems to be paying dividends. Along time ago , a very long time ago when you came home from school you played football in the street or park. You would also go out after dinner most nights to play football. There is a large grassy flat area just down from where I stay yet in the three years I lived here have never seen local young boys playing football there or anywhere for that matter. We all know why that is. So is it not time for Scotland to follow Iceland lead by adding football to our national curriculum ?
    1 point
  22. cambiebud

    Eu Referendum

    You are probably correct Kendo. Other than a minority of MP's, Farage and a few right wing foreign owned newspapers, virtually no one of any standing in politics or industry wants this. Once the Tory leadership election is over, and reality of The UK being torn apart hits home, a fudge will be worked out.
    1 point
  23. I'm going to get the name Godfrey printed on the back of mine....The big man deserves a bit of credit for that cup run and I liked him better than Chalmers. Cracking strip by the way. Well played Gary and everyone involved in the design. Now if I can only get one before December.......
    1 point
  24. guinness

    Lewis Morgan

    Hope the boy gets an opportunity this year. Looks good. Quick and can take a man on.just needs to stay fit
    1 point
  25. Aye, but he has to be lucky all of the time.
    1 point
  26. Yes. It's all red strip. But won't be on sale. For team use only. That's jds plan at mo. Could change. You never know with that lot.
    1 point
  27. FAO some..... Remember a football strip is just for a year it's not for life
    1 point
  28. Being honest wee bud if we went adidas again from a catalogue you'd love it and so would 95 percent of fans. This is a nice top but will obviously look better with black shorts. Adidas it's not but Fair play it's a good top
    1 point
  29. Aye nice strip, as always I much prefer when we have white shorts so this is a winner. If the away is the exact opposite with black being the predominant colour instead of white we will have two great kits. No fecking yellow!
    1 point
  30. First kit is white shirt with white shorts. Second kit is black shirt with black shorts. Third kit is black shirt with white shorts. Fourth kit is white shirt with black shorts. Fan Council have played a blinder. Four for the price of one. A deal sure to please miserable Paisley basturts everywhere. Except those in taxis.
    1 point
  31. I prefer the black shorts look, too much white, not enough black with the other option. We are the black & white army after all...
    1 point
  32. If the club want the new top to sell exceptionally well then they should keep the 30th anniversary theme going by selling it at 1987 prices rather than the astronomical figure of £50
    1 point
  33. I like it, but would prefer black shorts and the pinstriped hooped socks that Dickos' boy came up with
    1 point
  34. It's, more or less, the '87 strip. A nod to the 30th anniversary?
    1 point
  35. 1 point
  36. He was pretty close ...
    1 point
  37. I hope so it will make the Red and Blue Tories look even more incompetent. I actually doubt it will happen UK wide. In the case of Scotland, we voted overwhelmingly to stay in the EU and will have our referendum if we want it.
    1 point
  38. Yes it is. It's perfect, as a tribute to mark the 30th anniversary of a certain day in 1987. Lovely stuff.
    1 point
  39. Haha! Damn phone. .....
    1 point
  40. Drew

    Shankland

    I suspect (only suspect, mind) that, if being loaned to a Championship club, the player himself would prefer Saints. He clearly enjoyed his time here, and, latterly, enjoyed significant success.
    1 point
  41. If that's the kit then I love it. It's an absolute belter.
    1 point
  42. See all of these "I know something you don't know, do dah , do dah" bawbags, I wish they would all just f**king grow up..
    1 point
  43. Looking forward to an end of week update After all , communication with the fans is a top priority
    1 point
  44. insaintee

    Shankland

    Loan moves usually happen later in the window. Would not be surprised if he does arrive, but if he does, it won't be until Aberdeen have all of their recruits in place. ETA Also would not be surprised if he does not arrive
    1 point
  45. lovestreet

    Shankland

    Shankzo deal is on the table this is fact,he is happy to let it bubble away for a couple of weeks yet. Speaking to him as he's a friend he said its on the cards
    1 point
  46. Pedantry alert !! Shoo-in not shoe in. Nothing to do with footwear Stuart.
    1 point
  47. div

    Forum Upgrade

    Hi Rick, If you can tell me exactly what the message is then I'll see if I can fix for you.
    1 point
  48. Exactly. He'll be out on loan in no time, the deal for that possibly even agreed already. Its what City do, whilst their link with Melbourne makes it all the more curious.
    1 point
  49. pozbaird

    Education In Iceland

    For as long as I can remember, we have looked at other countries who do everything better than us. Since I was a teenager we have bemoaned the fact Scottish kids were running around in shite weather on full size pitches, while Johnny Foreigner was having their kids play non-competitive football for fun. We looked at the Dutch. We looked at the Ajax model. Then we bemoaned the fact that while our kids were lost to the game, clubs in places like Croatia had kids tied up through their clubs from the time they were five years old. Then we looked at Barcelona educating kids and bringing them through their academy. Next thing I remember was our standard of coaching was getting it in the neck, with kids being shouted at by parents who had bulging blood vessels and were failed footballers themselves. Johnny Foreigner parents encouraged their kids and didn't care about winning leagues and playing competitively. Then we admired Johnny Foreigner clubs who had kids teams set up in the formation their top team played in, so by the time the kids matured, they knew what to do. Now we are admiring Iceland. What next? America? Where many parents are shunning the physical dangers of American football and their kids all play soccer instead? That'll be it - 'America shows Scotland the way, while our kids eat chips and curry sauce, drink White Lightning cider and are fcuking ace at Grand Theft Auto on the PS4'. Bookmark this. Come back to it in 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 40.... years time. It'll still be valid.
    1 point
  50. Back at the start of this tournament the BBC did a segment on football in Iceland showing how they still have their kids out playing on frozen pitches in all weather conditions at all ages. Eider Gudjohnston explained that it was important that players learned through hardship and playing in all weathers was the best way to teach them. He also revealed what he thought the real reason for the success of the Iceland football team was. Their Football Association ensured that every single child playing grassroots football had access to coaches qualified to at least UEFA B Licence level. He said that when he came through grassroots many players didn't know how to lace their boots. Now they start off by learning good technique from a very early age. Common sense, as providing high coaching standards to all kids playing the game improves the quality of a greater percentage of the player pool from which to recruit from. Sadly here in Scotland Henry McLeish and Mark Wotte took our game down a system where regardless of what was going on at grassroots level the Scottish game was going to attempt to guess which kids might make it as footballers by looking at them at the age of 8, 9 and 10 years old, and making a prediction on how tall, fast or strong they would be when they turn 18, before giving them access to UEFA level qualified coaches. It's not hard to see where Scottish Football has got it so wrong. We waste vast sums of money in Scotland handing it to professional senior football clubs, some of whom don't even recruit scouts to help with the selection process of these youth players, and to some who recruit players to play in friendlies only to release them all again when they lose one of their friendlies to a local youth club.
    1 point
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