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  1. 4 points
    BuddieinEK

    Heading Ban

    The deviation of the discussion into gender is simply absurd and obviously one person's agenda. Even if that outcome eventually happens, this particular step is not not the primary motivation. I have been privileged to support several former professional footballers who had dementia. Was the dementia a result of playing football? There is no was of proving so, but I always instinctively felt yes. Heading an old wet leather cudger wouldn't just leave a lace print in your forehead, it would have your brain rattle back and forward against your skull! Can that be good for you? Amanda Koppel, wife of former Arab player Frank who had dementia pioneered this cause. If you ever hear this woman speak in person, you will be in bits unless you have a heart of stone. She is passionate about leaving a legacy for Frank by not only remembering him but by preventing further unnecessary suffering... by players or their grieving families! Does every header of the ball lead or contribute to dementia? I don't believe so. Do some? I'm convinced, yes! As adults, we can be aware of the balance between choice and risk... and choose accordingly. Kids don't legally have that option... So a coach of 12 year olds leading a heading drill is telling them what to do and potentially risking the health of some! Moreso given their brains are still developing at that age. In the future, this could have legal implications. Do I support this measure? Yes. Do I support a total ban on heading? Absolutely not Choice has to be there, and it has to be informed. Some might think if the kids play the game, they accept the risk. That is not informed, and would only lead to parents not allowing kids to take part in football. It is an emotive subject, but not without cause. If just a handful fewer adults avoid Dementia in the future as a result, it will have been wholly worth it. Health and family must always take priority over sport and entertainment. As an aside, the modern thinking is that although modern footballs are much lighter, they travel much faster so the impact is as bad. I'm not convinced personally, but it does make sense and I am willing to acquiesce to their train of thought unless anyone can prove otherwise.
  2. 4 points
    Cornwall_Saint

    Who's Out?

    Ffs, all LPM said regarding Magennis was “Might, MIGHT, “might”, Jack Ross put in a bid for Magennis.” He’s literally asking a question on a forum. Whether or not he’s a shit stirrer, it’s a simple question on a forum. He’s not claiming JR has bidded, or even claimed JR wants KM, he’s just asking a question on the forum. Whats the point of having or being on a forum if a question like this is upsetting people? Regardless of what you think of LPM’s usual questions, there is f**k all wrong with that particular question yet some feel the need to take offence to it.
  3. 4 points
    WeeBud

    Glenn Middleton

    We weren't even in discussions for him although previously had been in the summer, it had nothing to do with his recent injury…….just you keep on pretending you're ITK 😂
  4. 3 points
    Not sure we can afford to be their parent club?
  5. 3 points
    cockles1987

    Skyview extend sponsorship deal.

    https://www.stmirren.com/commercial-news/3434-skyview-capital-extend-sponsorship Well done to those concerned. Was going to use the old thread but took pity on the op of that one from anymore ridicule he deserved.
  6. 3 points
    TPAFKATS

    Heading Ban

    Women don't want to compete against men in any sport where strength and physical build is a factor. The bigger issue is governing bodies allowing trans women to compete against women where athletes who were born male have a distinct advantage.
  7. 3 points
  8. 3 points
    Magic Monkey

    Speculation Thread

    It's a nice position to be in and make a huge difference vs many previous windows (with the exception of the summer/2nd winter windows when Ross was in charge.) If we can add further quality, then so be it, but it's not 100% essential and if we're better off saving the money to do PCAs/get even better players in the summer, then fine.
  9. 3 points
    kevo_smfc

    Speculation Thread

    Seems like we have our eye on a couple of other players going by his interview. He said we are in no major panic to bring anyone else in though the one or two we are looking at would add quality to the squad and may be too good to pass up. Something along those lines.
  10. 3 points
    faraway saint

    Heading Ban

    I've had a great idea...............................Baby Boxing, could sell the TV rights to Sky, I'm rich.
  11. 3 points
    BuddieinEK

    Heading Ban

    That took balls to say! [emoji12]
  12. 2 points
    Turns out they also signed a deal in last few days to sponsor Juventus' US youth academy (hence the seemingly random photo of Alessandro del Piero showing up with a St. Mirren top on the twitter feed). Maybe Skyview can negotiate a nice wee parent club agreement.
  13. 2 points
  14. 2 points
    A year of BoJo and his cronies should do the trick!
  15. 2 points
    That took longer than I expected! [emoji311] What term would you prefer me to use for people who want to separate Scotland from the rest of the UK? [emoji850]
  16. 2 points
    -2 at 5/6 with sky seemed far more realistic
  17. 2 points
    Lord Pityme

    Who's Out?

    Definition of irony... please see above.
  18. 2 points
    "Separatists " [emoji849]
  19. 2 points
    Danny

    Heading Ban

    I think that's probably right other than central defenders and strikers But the issue is in training where heading routines can mean every player heads the ball and many more times than in a game at the end of the week
  20. 2 points
    The decade leading up to 2014 referendum averaged 28.2% support for an independent Scotland. In 2019 standardised question polls, most of which excluding 16 & 17 year old's (which are believed to more favour independence) averaged 44.6% (not excluding undecided which is about 8%). There has been a clear increase in support for independence in recent times. More details being made available in a referendum campaign and the undecided factor, has a very real chance of pushing this over 50% if the increase in 2014 is anything to go by. I find it strange anyone can argue against the democratic mandate for another vote.
  21. 2 points
    Slartibartfast

    Oh Dear Sunderland......

    Apparently, so Google tells me, Sunderland had an influx of Irish in the 19th century - just the same as most large UK cities, although more Irish went to Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester etc.
  22. 2 points
    Helmettroll

    Oh Dear Sunderland......

    Martin O'neil is/was a Sunderland fan, but if I'm being honest and with having worked down there on many occasions I've got to say I think you're talking nonsense Ricky boy...
  23. 2 points
    john scott

    Oh Dear Sunderland......

    I'm not saying you're wrong St Ricky but I've never heard such links living just up the road and coming into contact with Sunderland fans a lot in everyday life. Surprised.
  24. 1 point
    faraway saint

    Heading Ban

    You're anger is making you look more of a twat than usual.......................away and eat that chip on your shoulder. https://www.nhs.uk/news/neurology/dementia-fears-for-former-footballers/
  25. 1 point
    TPAFKATS

    Heading Ban

    He's trying to debate with the forum fool [emoji116]
  26. 1 point
    BuddieinEK

    Heading Ban

    Criticising "fewer than 2%" against "just 2%" smacks of desperation to me, yet I'm the one using sensationalism! [emoji850]
  27. 1 point
    BuddieinEK

    Heading Ban

    So if under 12's don't head the ball then what's your issue? [emoji850]
  28. 1 point
    faraway saint

    Heading Ban

    As usual "Google" here just goes for the headline, although his ability to read and understand all the stuff he searches for is undoubtedly lacking, preferring to quote a small part, like his brain really......................................... The question of whether heading footballs can damage the brain has been debated for years and much of the UK media suggests it was the key reason why such a link exists. But it's important to note: the researchers did not look at possible reasons behind the results, such as heading footballs while the study found the risk of dying from neurodegenerative disease was almost 3.5 times higher for footballers, fewer than 2% of the footballers in the study died from these health conditions the researchers found footballers were less likely to die from some other conditions, such as heart disease, and were less likely to die before age 70 the study looked at footballers born before 1977, so it's not known if the same results would apply to young footballers playing now Also, as if we didn't know...................... Media stories tend to choose the most alarming figures to report. ^^^^ This is what I indicated earlier, although I didn't Google it. Oh, this is interesting.................... There was no significant difference in risk of death from neurodegenerative disease between goalkeepers and outfield players. Here's a link to the NHS website, not the Sun. https://www.nhs.uk/news/neurology/dementia-fears-for-former-footballers/
  29. 1 point
    shull

    The Funny As Feck Thread

    UK Gold They are all there for me.
  30. 1 point
    Cornwall_Saint

    Who's Out?

    Sorry Baz, but I cannot agree with you here. Jack Ross has worked with Magennis before. Magennis is the next player expected to depart from our club for a fee (Hladky is the other possibility but we all know he’s free in the summer too). Hibs are exactly the sort of club we expect Magennis to move on to. I don’t see how asking what the chances of this move are is trolling. If LPM had claimed he had a source suggesting this move was on the cards, or if LPM was claiming this move is definitely going to happen, then by all means he would be trolling. If he had suggested a lower club like Partick Thistle or a bigger club like Everton were in for him, he’d be trolling. But he didn’t, he just asked for thoughts on a realistic and possible move. While true, this entire thread has been down to “mights” and “shoulds” considering the only out so far has been a random youth we know little about.
  31. 1 point
    smcc

    Heading Ban

    There is also the fact that head to head contact is more damaging than heading the ball!
  32. 1 point
    St.Ricky

    Heading Ban

    I'm not entirely sure how a ban on heading conflated into a discussion on men v women games but it has. What about the Wee Men of this world. Couldn't they compete in the woman's game. I see F Man as a wee, tigerish, Abercrombie like midfielder. He might do ok.
  33. 1 point
    St.Ricky

    St Mirren v Broxburn Athletic 18/1/20

    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/local-sport/jim-goodwin-warns-st-mirren-21294828
  34. 1 point
    I could have sworn this was a thread about Scotland gaining independence and what the SNP need to do to make that happen. How are the SNP getting on there in the face of all the material changes since 2014? Last I looked, polls hadn't significantly shifted in 6 years.
  35. 1 point
    Nah we're sound
  36. 1 point
    Now you are just on the wind up Shull. "Great" Britain exists only in people's minds imo and is seldom used outside sport. The United Kingdom is on a shoogly nail. What then? The Federal Republic of the Little Island off the west coast of europe perhaps.
  37. 1 point
    faraway saint

    Oh Dear Sunderland......

    Aye, but Google says.........................wait, what does Google say as there's been no credible proof of Rickys deranged claims. Another week, same incredible posts.
  38. 1 point
    For me it's well done Bonnyrigg Rose , great programme
  39. 1 point
    St.Ricky

    Heading Ban

    I can't better BEK's response but as McInroe might have said: "You cannot be serious,"
  40. 1 point
    We got the call for unity from Cameron - "Lead us, don't leave us" - and the first thing he did, the very next day, was introduce EVEL. We got promised a more federal system. Hasn't (and won't) happen. We got told the only way to stay in the EU was to stay in the UK. That went well. My view, and it's one I've held for a long, long time, is that an indy Scotland, a successful, left of centre indy Scotland, would be the wake up call the remainder of the UK needs. I think you know the definition of stupidity, we've been trying to have a particular style of government in Scotland my entire adult lifetime, we're still waiting. It's time for a radical change to prove we're not stupid and, imo, independence is the radical change we need.
  41. 1 point
  42. 1 point
    A lot of what you say makes total sense and is what I too believe. I was chatting to a local Labour MP candidate for ages before the last election. She asked my thoughts (unusual for any politician but she is refreshingly open and transparent). I told her I feared Labour was fighting the wrong battle by seeing defeating the Tories as a measure of success. To regain credibility and control, they had to win votes from the SNP in Scotland and from a number of parties in England and Wales. Throughout the UK, people are rebelling at the Londoncentric politics of Westminster. Not just in Scotland... But all over the UK. That is a contributing factor in people in the North East of England voting Tory knowing their grandparents will be turning in their grave. Labour HAS to come out and apologize. Say they got it wrong and now see that the current political system is good for nothing but division and a few rich people. It needs to convince people that they are determined to return control of local affairs to local regions by creating more local assemblies (expensive buildings not needed) and devolving power to those assemblies. The power of the collective supporting the needs of local areas and individuals. That way, local councils can respond to local needs. A federal system throughout the UK is the only way of saving it... Buy politicians are too blind or too scared to advocate as much. Had that happened then I believe a lot of the disillusioned voters who voted SNP would have reconsidered. Problem now is, everything that is happening is playing right into the hands of the separatists, and it is becoming increasingly more difficult to counter their demands for another referendum. I believe this is totally the wrong time for one... but my gut feeling is that we are heading towards one regardless.
  43. 1 point
    I will be in lovely Derry next Wednesday. Got Wall Guarding duties.
  44. 1 point
    Bud the Baker

    Big Boris, Our Prime Minister

    Not specifically Boris related, more a general disbelief in the state of the country, where I suspect these brothers have been able to use privileged information to jump the gun on this particular money tree. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/jan/16/betfred-owners-make-millions-from-company-treating-gambling-addicts Clearly these poacher/gamekeeper brothers are an example of @oaksofts belief that successful entrepreneurs are an evolutionary step up from us "ordinary" folk.
  45. 1 point
    On the "Generation Thing" - during the infamous Marr interview Alex Salmond described the time from the first devolution referendum in 79 to the second one in '97 as being a good definition. The relevant question for reducing this and holding a second referendum sooner is whether issues like not implementing "The Vow" & Brexit & Westminster's subsequent power grab are significant and that seems to be defined by whether you're for or agin....
  46. 1 point
    How about here though?
  47. 1 point
    And I honestly hope every one of the away supporters enjoy their day out watching their team...I expect them to sing, bounce about and go mental for the full 90 minutes, regardless of the outcome. It's hard not to sound condescending whilst saying that but it's genuinely encouraging to see so many folk come out for a game like this....there will be a lot of attention cast towards the match and we are rightly, not going to be the focus. Everyone in Scotland who is not a Saints fan will want us to lose and rightly so. I'd be wanting them to turn over any team that wasn't us too. There will be folk in that crowd who have followed them for 40, 50 years who probably always wanted to see them having a pop at a top flight senior team outwith a friendly or testimonial environment (especially as they were junior until 2 years ago) and this is their moment to enjoy.
  48. 1 point
    No need. Thanks for the lift over.
  49. 1 point
    Another thread ruined 🙄 Let’s get it back on track - FTOF, f**k Rangers, f**k Sevco, f**k Andrew Dallas and hopefully the f**king cunts go bust again soon and don’t pretend they exist again through a third club.
  50. 1 point
    I stopped watching after he showed the "satellite image of the country" which has been reported by the BBC as actually being "artist Anthony Hearsey's visualisation of one month of data of locations where fire was detected". You couldn't make it up - oh, wait a minute, he did. [emoji38]
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