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  1. Where are you from mate = Paisley though I live in Rothesay now , always proud to talk up the town which is one of the best looking towns in the whole of Scotland, not just the central belt.industrialisation fell in every part of the country and Paisley has recovered due to it now being a university town and arts also .Iit's now putting the cultural side of the town back by things like upgrading the museum. Radio Scotland sent out a reporter to spend 24 hours in a city/ town all over the country then do an overview on a show finishing with 8 marks out of ten. A Glasgow girl reported on Paisley she stated she had never spent time in Paisley and never thought it was a place to go. Her words were along the lines of she was completely surprised.There were so many great places to visit with wonderful buildings , that the town has a great thriving live scene. She gave the town 8 out of 10 one of the highest scores of the show. She went on to say she would be back next time with her friends. I spent a night in Paisley myself which I really enjoyed -the difference from 10 to 15 years ago is huge, the town has moved on. Lastly I have become friends with a Glasgow couple who live in Rothesay .He and his wife visit Paisley often on a Monday where he buys a nLP. His wife does a bit of shopping and they go to the Old Swan in the afternoon to listen to a live band. Their day is finished off with a fish tea before catching the train for the ferry home. Loved hearing that from him.
    7 points
  2. jaybee

    Chairman's Update

    In response to TSU: I have watched and read some of your previous rants and am aware that you threw your dummy out the pram some time ago and yes indeed you are one of those 'other individuals who feel similarly: ' that I referred to. I said I thought StuD was a Numpty , well I think you just joined the club my friend. The reason being is that both of you have extremely selective comprehension, firstly I was not responding to you specifically in regards to what I stated over Gordon's achievements in the said period of time .........however be honest and read what was written and TRY your best to fully comprehend what was said. Did either of those others take St Mirren from the situation which we were in 18 months ago ...................... on such a similar journey as to where we now are? I think not. You however are entitled to your opinion good sir. In response to you StuD: part of what I said above applies, It appears to me that you are choosing to have a selective understanding of what I stated. Is this because I deliberately over-emphasised my point of just who actually owns the club? Which I did in an attempt to show that GS who could simply do whatever it is that he personally thinks is good for the club, is NOT actually doing that at all. He is attempting to integrate the St Mirren community into decisions as best he can. Now in the case of trying to integrate the community into wider decision making circles, I can and do speak from experience. Having worked in this sector for a considerable number of years and in a variety of locations I can say that when you increase the number of community people around a table, metaphorical or otherwise; you substantially decrease the chance of reaching any sort of agreement that suits everyone. My response to you last time StuD was with a degree of reasonableness; because it did seem you were trying to argue rationally and I would have to respect that even if I disagreed with what you stated. However it would seem that you too have spat out your dummy, your response, is simply argumentative, I say yes .you say no. I say in. you say out. I say red . you say blue. words like sublime and ridiculous come to mind. I suspect that the truth of the matter is the BOD and GS are trying to come to a mutual understanding of how best to proceed, I rather think that it's a new undertaking for GS also, I very much doubt that he asked committees for approval when he was conducting his building enterprise and irrespective of how much money he fronted to buy his 51%, he did it, whilst others talked about it. And finally: i am more than willing to debate other persons opinions, however it would be nice if they argued rationally and were not NUMPTIES.
    6 points
  3. For fcuk sake don’t start one.
    6 points
  4. zico

    Alan's first signings

    Good!
    5 points
  5. div

    Gavin Reilly

    Even when the player himself has tweeted that it was not his decision?
    5 points
  6. Starting to get a bad feeling about a manager who hasn’t had time to scratch his baws in a club tracksuit yet, never mind actually bring in players. Getting bad vibes about a possible assistant manager who hasn’t as yet been appointed, much less pondered how itchy his baws might get in a polyester Joma trakky. Feeling glum about a first team coach who hasn’t actually had a chance to coach our team at Ralston yet. Feeling depressed about our chances, without even kicking a ball in training, much less in anger. Me? I’m watching the World Cup, the US Open, and thinking what a knob Phil Mickelson is... Stubbs, Jackson & Rice... Paisley’s finest new law firm by the sound of it... I’ll get back to you in January 2019 about how they seem to be doing. Until such times, just hope Ian Poulter actually smacks one of those gobshite Yanks square in the puss’ tonight. Drew, how much for an FFS these days? Two ‘likes’ and a wee purple trophy icon?
    5 points
  7. pozbaird

    Gavin Reilly

    I would like to thank Reilly for his contribution to the title win and wish him well at his new club, unless they face St Mirren. With the decision to part ways being taken by the manager and not the player, then the ball is in Alan Stubbs’ court to bring in a striker better than the one he has chosen to let go. I hope he has someone in mind, and they make it past Gretna Services.
    4 points
  8. Soctty

    Gavin Reilly

    Taking things rationally, Reilly decided to hold out on the two contract offers he had, which is his prerogative, but a fact nonetheless. Stubbs has come in and decided to withdraw the contract offer - as manager, that's his prerogative. I was a big fan of Reilly's in the championship, for his movement, workrate, constant pestering of defenders as well as the goals. The 20+ goals included 4 against Lothian Thistle, 2 each against Airdrie and Hearts Colts, and one each against Stranraer and Raith Rovers. While I am hugely appreciative of all his goals, the ones against lower league opposition don't - to me - serve as a signal that he would be able to do similar in the Premiership. The goals in the Championship can be taken as a better indication, and while he got 11 of those, I'm not sure he'd be anywhere near as effective at a higher level. I think he'd still give us the pestering, battling and movement, but we need more than that to survive and hopefully thrive. So, goalscorers are hard to come by in the Premiership, but taking goalscorers from lower divisions rarely pays dividends in the top league, so based on this I don't have a huge problem with the manager letting Gavin go, as long as we have someone better, more experienced and more proven at this level, to replace him.
    4 points
  9. billyg

    Gavin Reilly

    Mullen was happy to pen a 2 and a half year deal , he wants to play for St Mirren and he will improve . Gav wouldn't commit to a longer deal last summer and has suffered the consequences now , so f**k him. I hope he ends up back in the championship , which is his level anyway !
    4 points
  10. billyg

    Gavin Reilly

    Pretty much spot on. Mullen couldn't wait to sign for us , coming in on loan before the permanent deal , and there was no guarantee of the Premiership either. Gavin wanted his cake and eat it.
    4 points
  11. billyg

    Gavin Reilly

    Tweet I read suggests it was the club/manager who decided not to pursue him any further , which I think was probably the correct decision , as , in Mullen , we have someone in that role more suited to the top division !
    4 points
  12. Totally agree with your comment. Let’s put ourselves in GS shoes for a moment. Going by the article to which he’s put in a £700.000 of his own cash, I’d also want to vet and approve any candidate proposed by SMISA, especially as he’s doing this with no financial gain to himself. It’s his cash and his risk. He (and the board) have a ten year plan and as far as I can see, they’re doing a fantastic job so far. I’m pretty sure the SMISA members come from all different backgrounds. My point being. If SMISA were to propose a candidate with no business background all because that person had put his hat in the ring and had some other individual had seconded him/her then GS (in my opinion) has the right to say yae or nae. I’ll probably get shot down for this but it’s just my take on it.
    4 points
  13. zico

    Gavin Reilly

    Good championship striker, helped us win promotion. We need better in the top flight.
    3 points
  14. LargsBud

    Gavin Reilly

    If Mullen had scored 22 goals for us last season there's a good chance he'd be looking to get a better deal elsewhere as well. But he didn't. He scored 3 and is still with us. Let's not pretend that we'd rather have Mullen than Reilly just because our ego is a bit dented because Reilly didn't sign the new deal.
    3 points
  15. whydowebother

    Gavin Reilly

    Grateful for his massive contribution last season, but not disappointing he has gone. Correct decision IMO. Last season was great for him, highly unlikely that he could get close to that in top flight. Hope he finds a new club soon. Cheers Gavin
    3 points
  16. santaponsasaint

    Gavin Reilly

    His new deal has been taken away by Stubbs. His new deal been on offer since the end of the season. But get the impression he thought he would get a bigger deal somewhere else. His fault IMO
    3 points
  17. billyg

    Speculation Thread

    I only saw him on the box recently but I thought he looked increasingly less fit as the season progressed , probably because he wasn't getting many starts. Certainly , if a club like Dundee U , up to their eyes in debt and struggling , are considering a bid , we should be able to offer him a deal too !
    3 points
  18. LargsBud

    Gavin Reilly

    I would suggest getting rid of the first player to score 20+ goals for us in a season for God knows how long probably isn's a great one. Especially when we're going into a better league where goal scorers are always hard to come by.
    3 points
  19. Ethan

    Gavin Reilly

    We will now see the quality of player being brought in to replace Reilly etc. I would be disappointed if its not of higher standard.
    3 points
  20. stlucifer

    Gavin Reilly

    I just wish he was as swift in bringing in decent replacements.
    3 points
  21. barrhead saint

    Gavin Reilly

    Exactly. Sounds like he made an arse of it by not signing, and expecting the club to wait on his decision.
    3 points
  22. Soctty

    Sunday sun

    Don't know what's worse - starting a thread about a "story" in that scummy rag, or every post by that walloper who thinks he's Oor Wullie.
    3 points
  23. 3 points
  24. shull

    World Cup Classic Songs

    Second ever favourite Brilliant
    3 points
  25. Stuart when Gordon took over the 51% shares he did a interview stating he had a plan to make St Mirren a top 6 club. To achieve this he mentioned a target figure of so many million more or less what the article said in the mail. Regarding SMISA quote from the mail to me it was you have to be on the board/committee before you can be at the table of the boardroom. You can't have someone on the board coming on to a forum and start posting the day's events. Personally for me that's right.
    3 points
  26. jaybee

    Chairman's Update

    The short answer is because he owns the club, but would or could there be a reason why HE would care, as I said earlier HE 'controls' the club, how HE does it, whether subtly or overtly is immaterial, HE da boss, HE runs things, HE directs play. just so we know HE IS IN CHARGE. OK so what is your problem, given that he does not have to play ball with SMISA, but fairly obviously wishes to, .............. Listen to the man when he speaks about St Mirren, to me he is genuine; otherwise why plough his cash into a failing club. If HE wishes to make sure that whoever SMISA elect to the club board, is competent; what is the problem, if you have a problem please refer to all the HE's. And just to answer your BIG question 'Why should the football club Chairman be allowed to restrict the choice of who the membership can elect? And this is me speaking, nobody else, but my response would be because it belongs to him, is his, has control, be da boss. Get it please say you do. just as an aside and no disrespect to you specifically intended here; more an open response to all other individuals who feel similarly: but just what makes you think that you have better ideas than the bloke who put up his cash to save your club, honestly; give the man some respect, he has done more in 18 months than anybody else who previously was in charge of this club. Or did you all forget that. And by the way I am just a supporter like yourself and whilst I enjoy the debate and perhaps taking the mick out of some of you who get so embroiled in fantasies, i am not nasty as some others are, I reuse to stoop to that level. at least ........................ so far
    3 points
  27. jaybee

    Chairman's Update

    No-one HAS to pay attention to me. They / you could easily put me on ignore or simply pay me no heed at all. However you don't and I suspect the reason for that is because you might think I have a point. Gordon Scott appears to have taken two years to come up with a plan that sees future growth of the club now being dependent on non match day revenue. A few of us pointed that omission out when the stadium was built in the first place. I applaud him on his speed of thought and I hope he gets it right. It doesn't take much of a search to understand that in immediate area of the stadium there are already a number of office blocks that have been vacant for a number of years. Widen the search out and you see loads of "office space" advertised along the M8 corridor as being either immediately available or available for development. I suppose Gordon Scott must believe that office space in Ferguslie Park on a corner plot of a football stadium, with a shared car park that will be difficult to gain access to on match days is highly sought after. I guess it's useful, as a back up, for the Chairman to be able to hand pick his fans representative on the St Mirren board as a useful patsy to ensure that if he continues to need to dip SMISA funds it continues to happen with no objection. God help him if there happened to be someone represent the fans interests who actually had a spine. Why would I put you on ignore and allow the gibberish you spout to go unanswered, you say 'God help him if there happened to be someone represent the fans interests who actually had a spine. I say: when you put up somewhere around 800K to buy a controlling interest (note the word controlling) then you might be listened to, might! but personally I very much doubt it; especially if you were spouting the same drivel as currently. The chairman; who I know nothing o;f other than he owned a building firm called Laidlaw Scott, put in his money and insisted on a controlling interest .in other words he owns more than anyone else and what he says goes. Is that how he operates; I think not, otherwise you would have nothing to moan about would you? Just how long he and his BOD take to formalise a 'long-term' plan for the club is 'how long it takes' .............see controlling interest. I am sure your sarcasm and wit might terrify him into ...... well" laughing out loud I would imagine. The sad fact is my friend that he is a successful businessman who knows a thing or two about how to generate a profit and given that, I would much rather that his ideas were given credence than yours, especially since he owns the club and you seem to be simply a NUMPTY.
    3 points
  28. First , Gav was a big part of wining the league a player who always gave 100%. League goals scored was 11 goals was it not ? You think that' is prolific for a centre forward in a team that ran away with the league ?
    2 points
  29. Bud the Baker

    Chairman's Update

    Cough, cough - I believe those small loans came to £247k...…………... …………….and I forgot about the broken undersoil heating - SMiSA sure drove a hard bargain!
    2 points
  30. W6Saint

    Gavin Reilly

    Not the standard we need for Premiership. Mullen is a far more rounded player and more of a 'project'. Added into the fact Reilly has held out for well over a month with an offer on the table. Best thing for all parties.
    2 points
  31. Soctty

    Gavin Reilly

    Reilly scored half his goals against lower league opposition in the cups, including four against Lothian Thistle and doubles against Hearts Colts and Airdrie. He was impressive in his all round play as well as his league goalscoring in the first half of the season before falling away a bit. Would've loved him to stay but I would think we have someone else lined up. He didn't decide to leave - Stubbs decided to take the deal off the table when he took over as it had been there for some time with Gavin not up for signing it. I think Mullen really started to come into his own towards the end of the season, and I would hope he can continue to develop next season, although I would be worried if he was our number 1 striker, no disrespect to the lad.
    2 points
  32. I am really disappointed Gavin is leaving.I liked him ever since I saw him play for Queens in a pre season friendly against us a few years ago when Danny was in charge.I was delighted when he signed for us and can only thank him for his immense contribution in our title winning season.Sad now to see the break up that side with the likes of Morgan Davis Smith and now Reilly gone not to forget Jack and James. Onwards and upwards now I suppose with Alan in charge.We await all with interest.
    2 points
  33. never knew. sorry. [emoji849]
    2 points
  34. billyg

    Gavin Reilly

    Thread already running you !
    2 points
  35. 1974 Scotland with 'Easy, Easy' is another favourite
    2 points
  36. munoz

    Gavin Reilly

    Good luck to him. His 11 league goals were a help in clinching the title.
    2 points
  37. Mines is 'I Have a Dream' Spain 82 World in Motion Italia 90 is another belter though
    2 points
  38. elvis

    Gavin Reilly

    That's what happens when you try to hold out
    2 points
  39. Ethan

    Speculation Thread

    Rooney should be on our radar for players to bring in.
    2 points
  40. stlucifer

    Sunday sun

    Is that true? I'm sure there was a "snug" where women could sit. Still liking your own posts is quite amusing.
    2 points
  41. Drew

    Gavin Reilly

    I hope Stubbs has a few decent irons in the fire, in that case. In saying that, Gav had ample opportunity to consider the contract that was on the table, and the club couldn't hang on indefinitely while he weighed up his options (as, in fairness, he had every right to do).
    2 points
  42. jaybee

    Sunday sun

    Don't you think it's much nicer to have somebody talking the club up, than the amount of supposed fans who seem constantly to be talking it down, I know he goes a bit OTT but hey ho I love that he does it, REALLY!
    2 points
  43. bazil85

    SMISA no more...

    But right now there’s nothing better than being the figurehead for his club’s future, even if it’s not making him a bean A smile that only gets wider when he explains the provenance of the cash advance that made the whole deal possible. “I had 13 high-end houses, all rented out. I was there about three or four months in the year, playing golf but without partying 
constantly, honestly. I ended up selling up and using the funds for what we are doing here.” “The St Mirren Independent Supporters Association, SIMSA, has good people but you have to be careful to protect yourself. So I like the fact you have to spend so much time on their committee before you can be on the board. “I don’t get a wage from 
anywhere right now, albeit I’m looking to change that outside of the club. It takes a particular kind of negative person to turn what GLS said in this article to the negative. Turning someone into the devil for not taking a profit but wanting to protect his investment is frankly ridiculous. If he doesn't leave for 10 years, who cares? It's what we all signed up for. It’s been clearly shown that there is no ‘cash grab’ happening. Not sure what you’re still not getting regarding the funds being paid from the £2 pot. It’s frightfully simple to understand. By the time the deal is done, all the £10/ £23 funds will be in place to purchase the club, it’s clearly costed! As for your comment about fan numbers ‘continuing to drift’ SMISA have already came out saying this isn’t happening. The drop-off is in line with expectations before the deal was concluded (and budgeted for) and there is no evidence that significant numbers are cancelling memberships because of GLS. But we already know your POV doesn’t require evidence . We continue to be way ahead of schedule and focusing on increasing, not falling number.
    2 points
  44. Bud the Baker

    Chairman's Update

    Given the uptake for the buyout I’d say the risk is pretty minimal. GLS being an existing shareholder made the whole deal seem a bit too cosy for me, I think SMiSA paid too much for the shares which AFAIK will eventually include GLSs too. So for the interest on £700k he’s getting to run the show for 10 years which seems a pretty sweet deal for him IMO. Meanwhile the organization that is supposed to provide a balance and eventually take over the running of the club is prepared to roll over and do tricks for him. Yup, pretty sweet! Still maybe scoop1987 could make a reappearance and explain it all away!
    2 points
  45. SaintGlenburn

    Sunday sun

    What a waste of a phonecall that was then. Lol
    2 points
  46. Ignore the f**kin loonball. He thinks Paisley was in the running for the Cultural capital of Europe , poor little misinformed deluded knobjockey. Obviously another one of the pathetic aliases of the Sin Bin bunch .
    2 points
  47. pod

    Sunday sun

    If you've such a dislike for the town and the team, could you not possibly take a dislike to the forum and f**k right off, because we're all shite on here. Please.
    2 points
  48. Ethan

    Alan's first signings

    I can understand the clamour for signings however i would like to make sure we get quality not quantity. If we need to wait to get the right player in then so be it. We could sign a number of journeymen players and have the forum on meltdown or else we could wait and get players in who can take us forward. I prefer the latter
    2 points
  49. "if you go down to the club today, you better believe your eyes" Season ticket sales up 43 per cent and heading to finish above 4,000. Great news for the club and supporters. I have added 3 season tickets from last season and secured good seats for this season which also ensures that I can renew them for coming seasons as we, I hope, progress through the league. Well priced, still 2 weeks to get the early bird discount and then the credit option kicks in. Great.
    2 points
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