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  1. Some rough notes I composed between songs tonight. 111 participants. Meeting recorded for other shareholders. GLS opened the meeting. Discussed questions relating to the accounts. 1. Police Scotland - St Mirren approached the Police to seek advice on an internal matter. PS spoke to previous BoD for history. Matter deemed closed. No further details due to confidentiality. 2. Investment in accounts re £250,000 - money was doing nothing in bank at the time due to low interest rate. . Was invested through Alan Wardrop. Lost money during market crash. Currently sits at £254,000 3. SMTV attendance - ST range from 1,800 to 3,000 ; PPV from 300 to 8000 match dependent 4. Financial Health - Tough times. Club looking to keep loss this season to a minimum. Runs in Cups key. 5. Fill in Corners - Not at this point in time 6. HMRC - processes and systems improved. No feedback to press issued as statement said what was required. Case closed 7. GLS Club Updates - GLS reduced input in running club as a result of help from Kibble. The club have been issuing short and regular updates instead. 8. Club Shop ref. concern about Kibble taking over - all avenues being looked at for future revenue. 9. Question about Kibble involvement - Fitzy was keen to close this issue down. We are seen as one organisation now. Kibble have brought the following benefits to the club: - Graphic Design and Signage - I believe a new sign announcing SMISA Stadium has gone up - Marketing improvements - One Town - One Team; Be in that number around town - IT Support - Training Centre and Stadium Maintenance and Refurbishment - All catering for staff and players - Matchday Hospitality - HR - Multiple Sponsorships in addition to shareholding - No threat to existing staff 10. Question on Off Field revenue - Jim Gillespie spoke about the club’s ambition to be the top 6 commercial football club in Scotland. We aim to have the best Youth Academy. At present the priority is working through a COVID-19 strategy to ensure that we still have a club. Plan is to augment staffing moving forward and sweat the stadium assets especially on non-match days. 11. Question ref Goalkeeper & COVID - St Mirren were given 24hours to resolve the situation and they had to get a player that had been tested. 12. Kyle Magennis - offered a contract to become highest player in squad. Once Jack Ross took over at Hibs, KM requested a move. KM felt it was a life changing move. Club felt they could not stand in his way. 13. Government Loans - Not required this season - cash flow strong. However it would be foolish not to investigate the process as we don’t know what the future holds. 14. Question on Kibble benefits - great resources and professionalism including a dedicated General Manager. Jim Gillespie’s friendship with Billy Bowie helped with the Brophy deal. 15. Scouting system - Jim Goodwin uses contacts, scouts and tools that SPFL provide plus the investment St Mirren have made. As a result of Brexit it has become a very challenging market. Points basis introduced for European market based on a large number of factors. Richer clubs won’t have same issues as they operate in a different market. No issue regarding RoI according to JG. 16. International Subscribers vs UK Season Ticket holders - as it stands international subscribers get to see all games - home and away for £150. Pricing needs to be looked at. 17. SMTV Matchday Sponsor - Club will look at ways to improve SMTV revenue 18. Question on Stadium Use as Car Boot venue on non Matchday weekends - will be looked at. 19. Question on Flu Clinic revenue - good sum of money, but won’t disclose. Club offered stadium for COVID-19 vaccine, but decision to be made by Health Board ========= MINUTES AND FINANCIAL PART APPROVED ====== Questions on Playing Side 1. Dressing Rooms & COVID - we have two of the largest in Scottish football so no issue regarding protocols. 2. Academy Update - some players have left as club felt they would not make first team. Club always looks to provide a pathway for those who leave. Academy games restricted due to COVID, but unlike some clubs (Hibs) St Mirren have kept the Academy going throughout the pandemic. Club have put some players out on load to gain experience, but there is limited football being played. High hopes for a number of players including Lewis Jamieson (Striker), Kieran Offord (Striker) and Dylan Reid. It is hoped that Dylan when he turns 16 this season will make his 1st team debut if all goes well. 3. Kevin Nisbett - Club made an offer to Dunfermline but were priced out by HIbs on fee and wages 4. Usual questions on Set Pieces - lots of work on training ground. Jim Goodwin said that the stats show that we produce enough chances in a game, however we lacked a 15-20 goalscorer - hence the reason we brought in Brophy. 5. Injury Update provided. No details to save the press and opposition from knowing. 6. Transfer Activity - we are always looking at improving the squad. Cards close to chest for obvious reasons. Jim Goodwin finished up by saying this situation has been difficult for everyone at the club as a result of the protocols. He and the players are missing the fans - especially at the cup games against Aberdeen and The Rangers - as they would have liked to have enjoyed the success with the fans. JG sees progress on and off the pitch however. He believes the quality of the squad he has now to what he inherited is like night and day. Jim congratulates the Board on not cutting the wages of the players and staff unlike many other clubs. This has kept morale high and should not be underestimated. Jim says we have only lost 3 of the last 17 and we are 4 points better off than last season, but wants to make improvements. He has received excellent support from General Manager and new directors from Kibble. End of meeting.
    28 points
  2. Marcus Fraser is a legend! My brother and I used to have season tickets, but gave them up when my son was born as I couldn't justify going on a Saturday. My son is old enough and decided this season he wanted to go, so my brother, my son and I got season tickets again. We got selected in the ballot to go to the Hearts game where my son said his favourite players were Main and Fraser. Said his most favourite was Fraser. After the game he said he wanted boots like Fraser wore in the game. I hunted high and low on the internet to find them to see if did kids sizes, to find nothing. I contacted the club to see if they could help me figure out the model. They said they spoke to him, where he said they were old and no longer can get them online. Yesterday a package came for my son with the boots in it with his name on them and Marcus' autograph. He was over the moon. I contacted him directly to thank him. He was so nice to respond and when speaking to the club they said it was all Marcus' idea. Solid player and a true gent. I just wanted to share a positive since there has been a lot of negative about the club.
    27 points
  3. Really disappointed with the way the club has behaved and (again) communicated over this. Firstly all season ticket holders are told they can get into the game, but the general sale information is just bolted on to the end of that announcement, anyone visiting the club website as a PAYG punter wouldn't even know they can buy tickets for the match on Sunday. Very poor IMO. As far as the seating plan is concerned it looks very much like every stand except the Main Stand is fully open with zero restrictions - so why not just say that instead of "every season ticket holder will get in"? Such a strange way of communicating what should have been very welcome (and overdue) news!? We still don't have season ticket cards - which is another shambles - we've had 18 months to sort out our new ticketing platform and get things all in place - yet everything has been rushed at the very last minute meaning season tickets were late - we had the re-registration mess - and now we don't even have our season ticket cards going into September FFS. Yes we can apparently use our barcode to get in - you think everyone will still have that to hand? Will everyone know that's what they're supposed to do? I expect long queues at the gates on Sunday with inevitable delays as folk try and get in. Ridiculous. And as for the treatment of the away fans - frankly I'm just embarassed about how we've played that. Even if the whole of the main stand was ruled out as a red zone (which it isn't) there would be plenty room in the South and West Stands to accommodate every St.Mirren fan who wants to go to this game, leaving the North Stand for the away supporters. Just because we got shafted by Celtic last weekend doesn't mean we should take the same approach. It's absolutely shite behaviour to be locking out away supporters, not to mention the loss of revenue we'll take from such a selfish approach. We're now going to have plenty of available seats in the West and South, whilst locking out the away fans from the North. These are not the actions of a well run competent top flight football club. IMO.
    22 points
  4. div

    The capacity debacle

    I think John tried to explain the situation, but I'm not convinced his statement really helped. We are told that we have to leave two seats free and can only use every other row in our stand because of the distance between rows etc... That's all well and good in isolation but when you see several hundred fans in both the home and away end standing right next to each other last weekend just a few miles up the road in Motherwell then it doesn't really stack up. Lanarkshire is operating under level 0 restrictions at the moment the same as Renfrewshire is, so something isn't right here. We've got Glasgow City Council offering FULL CAPACITY at Ibrox and Parkhead next midweek, 50000 & 60000 respectively, yet we are supposed to swallow that we can only have 1039 in our stadium this weekend, when the advertised lowest guideline for level 0 is 2000? It doesn't add up at all and you can completely understand why fans are not happy. I'm not expecting the chairman of the club to throw the Council under the bus here but something isn't right, St.Mirren have been given an absolutely terrible deal here and to compound all of that the club's communication with it's most loyal fans on the matter has been an absolute shambles. There isn't even an acknowledgement on the official website that the ballot has been drawn FFS! Season ticket holders who didn't get a ticket are left completely in the dark, why didn't they get an email too even if it was just to say "Sorry you didn't get one this time". Nothing at all! These are the punters who pitched up £300+ last season and who didn't get to set foot in the stadium ONCE, yet we were asked to pony up the same £300+ again this season and almost 3000 of us jumped through several hoops to do so. Then we don't even get a proper explanation of why we're still locked out, we aren't told the ballot has been run and we don't get a courtesy email telling us we've not been fortunate enough to get a ticket! It's all very very basic stuff here and frankly it's not good enough. Even the Season Ticket TV access on Saturday is a mess. I've read the article on the website telling me I need to use a new login and password for this season, yet I can absolutely guarantee that my 76 year old season ticket holding dad will be utterly confused as to what the fuck is going on - he doesn't read the website and he doesn't visit social media - so how the fuck is he supposed to know how to watch the game - a game that he has paid for the same as all the rest of us mugs. An absolute utter shambles.
    21 points
  5. Hi all- Huddersfield fan here. Where to start with Collin, he was a big cult hero for us but hasn't played a great deal in the last 2 full seasons- had a hip injury that kept him out most of last season and our formation couldn't really accommodate him in the season before that. He's not particularly like any player I've ever seen, the closest I could get is Danny Welbeck in that they're both so ungainly and clumsy on the ball, but manage to confuse defenders enough for it to be effective. Despite being 6 foot 3 he's not a target man at all, one of the worst headers of the ball I've seen, and while he puts himself about he's very gangly and not as strong as someone of his size should be. He can go from the sublime to ridiculous while on the ball, but his vision and use of space can be absolutely top class (although it was very overlooked by our fans). Actually topped our assists chart in our first season in the Premier League, and was surprisingly effective as a winger that year. If you play him up front though he can lead the line on his own fine as he's a very hard working player. I'd expect him to take a while to get up to speed, and I have some reservations about whether he'll ever reach the same standard as a few years ago- in his few appearances towards the end of last season he wasn't as mobile as before. But I can guarantee he'll give his all and will be a great person to have in the dressing room, everyone here adored him- fans and teammates alike. I hope you enjoy having him as much as we did and I'll be looking out for your results- I noticed another ex player of ours is your manager as well. Good luck for the rest of the season!
    20 points
  6. No I have been absolutely fine and my wife and two boys never got it I guess everyone's make up is different and we have been very lucky thank god.
    19 points
  7. See that attitude after we lost the equaliser? The refusal to let the heads drop or self pity to creep in or accept extra time as an outcome. So despite being outgunned, deciding to use the last few minutes of normal time to go for their throat. That sort of attitude is what gets an entire fanbase onside whether you win or lose. Its never all been about winning or losing for us or we wouldn't be buds. You want a side who isn't scared and shows no respect. Our entire performance outwith the first 25 mins was great but the attitude from the 89th - 95th minute last night, at a point where they should have had their heads down and feel sorry for themselves was just incredible.
    19 points
  8. Hibs fan here thought your team were excellent today and deserved at least a point your fans also gave good support. Good luck for the rest of the season 👍
    18 points
  9. Obika had a fine game. Did far more that Lyndon Dykes achieved the entire game.
    18 points
  10. This is the result of being safe last season and reaching two semi finals. The cash that brought in and the fact it's raised our profile has, IMO, made these signings possible. Anybody who think last season wasn't a success should possibly have a wee lie down.
    17 points
  11. Sonny

    Gus on way out

    The situation now is pretty different from 2 years ago. Back then we had a numpty signing players and wasting loads of money we could not afford. We were also offering these shite players 2 and 3 year deals with no-one else checking if they were worth it. Exit Stubbs and enter Kearney. Kearny knew little of the Scottish League and players so needed help. Enter Gus. Gus did sign some decent players but mostly on 1 year contracts which made us having to repeat the process all over again every 12 months. Gus also scouted far and wide for players. Enter Jim. Whereas Kearney did not have the knowledge and time to check players as he was back in NI every week Jim did have a good knowledge of Scottish football and had contacts and knowledge of LoI football. Kearney agreed to Gus's recommendations whereas Jim wants to personally check over all potential signings. Jim allegedly wants to concentrate on British players and continuity with 2 year deals so the need to change the whole setup every 12 months has decreased and we don't need someone to fly to Prague on a wet Tue night to watch a reserve game. Gus done a good and honest job with us and I wish him all the best however I can understand in these hard times that we cannot afford to pay for a full time senior scout when the manager is prepared to do the checking and has the final say on appointments. Best of luck Gus in the future.
    17 points
  12. BuddieinEK

    Welcome Sam Foley

    Gentlemen till the end. Goes with nothing but my thanks and best wishes. [emoji122][emoji122][emoji122]
    16 points
  13. Hoepfully you're as on the money as you were about Doyle Hayes 😄
    16 points
  14. FS

    Gordon Urquhart

    I'll break my self imposed posting ban to pass comment on Steve's untimely passing... Yes Steve and I got together with the idea of doing a film regarding the closure of the Love St years. He was working in broadcast equipment hire and myself in broadcast TV coverage. It was a fair old bumpy ride putting the thing together, it never quite turned out as originally intended but we became good pals during or indeed 'in spite' of the process. Steve's marketing experience and good sales abilities were priceless throughout. I got to know his family too, him, the Mrs and young Andrew relocating to Troon after a time down south, around the time of the movie project. I hadn't been to many games or made much contact after we left Love Street owing to the usual weekend work commitments, but finally ran into Steve and Andrew at a cold midweek game in late 2018 after my leg amputation experience had seen me laid up for most of that year. Sadly that was when he informed me his beloved other half had contracted, and quickly succumbed to cancer and everything was up in the air. Steve somehow soldiered on and was still a regular at both home and away games with Andrew by his side. So with that in mind, I hope he's in a happier place now and that (if you believe in these kind of things) that they are back together. If you see Andrew at a game in the future, and know him, wish him well. My sincere condolences to family and friends. May they both rest in peace.
    16 points
  15. Really? Six years at Aston Villa. "During his time at the Villains he had loan spells at League Two sides Cambridge United and Cheltenham Town. It was at Cheltenham where Jake featured regularly – appearing 36 times for the Robins last season." That's not to be dismissed. Might indeed be shite... but I'd rather support the lad and give him a chance.
    16 points
  16. The results are merely part of the problem albeit a big one. I can honestly say that for the second half yesterday, I noticed myself doing something that I've been doing a lot more when watching these games on the telly. I switched off. Not physically, as the game remained on til the end but I found myself browsing my phone, drifting away onto another subject whilst the hopeless commentator mumbled a lot of stupid platitudes in the background and I realised, I wasn't f**king interested. Anyone who knows me from off of here, understands and knows that when I'm at a match, I'm usually one of those folk that the commentator is apologising on behalf of for the language. I attack every ball mentally, I live on the edge of my seat for the full 90 mins... always has been the case... even way back in mid 90s as a ball boy when I got 'booked' post match in the tunnel for calling the ref a 'f**king joke' under my breath as we trudged past him following a controversial loss. 😂 Point being, at the end, if we win, it's a boost mentally but if we lose, when I leave I make sure I never let it affect me personally or my mood outwith the immediate hour or two in the aftermath of the result. But as I sat yesterday, I realised, we're so mind numbing that I had my face in my phone for the full second half, I didn't care to mentally will the team forward or even get frustrated at them for misplaced passes etc, as the team, frankly are f**king boring. Not just shite. We've seen shite in the past, more times than I care to remember, but absolutely devoid of any ability in the opposition half, a basic competence of getting the ball into area where we potentially might score. When we do get into the final third, we seem to have stumbled into it rather than carved out a chance. My main criticism of Goodwin teams is that there is no attacking intent or finesse, it's a horribly panicked mantra of 'get the ball forward 50 times, one or two of those are bound to have a lucky bounce and let us in for a shot' and it's absolutely painful to watch. I'm not in the Goodwin out camp. Not yet anyway, but he's about 3 or 4 weeks away from being untenable. Even if the results do turn, the football served will still be the gash were subject to. I don't mind a team hunkering in and grinding out a result when the pressure is on but we should not be performing that way against teams around us. It's an eyesore and a total turnoff.
    16 points
  17. So very sad to read of the sudden passing of Steve Rowan last week. Steve of course was the producer behind the excellent "Love Street The Movie" DVD that was published to celebrate our time at the old stadium. The follow on piece to that film, featuring the last ever game at Love Street and Steve interviewing supporters and ex-players is on YouTube but the actual film itself is not. So, inspired by my good friend @Yflab and for everyone to enjoy who has not seen it, here is the full film. Rest in peace Steve.
    15 points
  18. On the plus side, we'll be the first team in Scotland to achieve herd immunity.
    15 points
  19. Yes would be a miracle considering they didn't qualify
    14 points
  20. Sonny

    McGrath

    Well done Jamie on being called up to the Ireland squad.
    14 points
  21. I'm surprised more hasn't been said about our first goal yesterday. It was a fantastic team goal finished superbly by Dennis. From Alnwick to Dennis in around 15 seconds with mostly one touch football. A masterclass in fast, freeflowing football.
    14 points
  22. djchapsticks

    Eamonn Brophy

    29 goals in 70 starts for Kilmarnock. The only non OF player in Scotland outwith Brophy with a better record over last 3 seasons is Sam Cosgrove. His scoring record is good. We are never going to be able to attract proven 20 goals a season types, especially current internationals and guys in their early to mid 20s so I'm not sure what you expect in a signing. Brophy ticks a lot of boxes and strengthens out front line without a doubt. A signing that most of us thought would have his pick of clubs outwith the OF and he's picked us. I mean it just goes to show that some fans are impossible to please.
    14 points
  23. Doyle Hayes on a new contract is the most important signing of January we could make, a serious player, glides through games and makes it look easy.
    14 points
  24. That church is something I'm quietly proud of! After closing as a church it went the usual way of being a furniture store / odds and sods salesroom, and slowly but surely it started to really deteriorate as a building. It was a nice Grade 2 listed building, but that made no difference to the owners. Having been dragged up in Paisley, but now working in the big smoke (of Glasgow), I was well aware that grants were available through a government funded body and they would support development of any building if you could show that benefit would come from the investment. I had the idea of creating three floors of flats with an atrium in the middle. The big problem were the long windows on each side of the building, and how would you introduce a floor detail for the middle level of flats. The Paisley Planners weren't at all enthusiastic and basically said we couldn't touch the building, or all we could create were two levels of residential, which didn't financially work. So I asked for Historic Scotland to become involved and one of their people came to Paisley and we turned up at the building with the Paisley Planner in tow. She was fully expecting to be backed up by Historic Scotland, but they backed our idea to the hilt and said that this was one of the best solutions they had seen for a building of this type. So the bottom line was that we carried out the development and I can actually say, I saved the building. The great advantage that it had was no burial ground around it and internally it wasn't too ecclesiastical so not that difficult to get the right look. I hope if any members of the forum live, or has lived here it would be good to hear what they thought of it. I haven't been in the building for a long number of years. The development was completed around 1988.
    14 points
  25. I listened to the pod cast thought Lewis came over as the great guy he is. In his time at St.Mirren I was lucky to get to know him well and his mum and dad. Lovely family. Great player for us. I remember him playing his his first u20s he was so thin his Jersey was hanging off him. But he had pace. And good technique. I will always love his last game and scoring the winner V Morton. Then celebrating behind the goal to the Morton fans. Brilliant. Best of luck to him in Miami.
    14 points
  26. Looks like we may have some movement before Saturday.
    14 points
  27. Not me.. StJ out played us three times, we were awful twice in Perth and we won in Paisley in the last 10mins against 10 men. I don’t think we were negative today but our inability to score goals is what cost us we are just not good enough at the top end of the pitch to be a top team and we also don’t score enough from midfield Mcgarth has obviously scored goals but 90% have been penalties. Our goalkeeper and defence is what put us in a position to be top 6 and I think all bar Fraser are contracted for next season so we now need to start looking at the midfield and the strikers if we want to take that next step.
    13 points
  28. Dennis is a fantastic player. Scored goals everywhere he's been. Had an unfortunate beginning to his time in the stripes due to injury/illness. He is quick, clever and can strike a ball. His control and shot today for his goal showed us his true quality. That was in case you missed the way he set Flynn clear on Wednesday before he set himself up and pointed where he wanted the ball for the 5th goal. He also hooked the ball over his shoulder to set Connolly away for the 4th. We have a real baller here and like all forwards thrives on confidence. Imo he now has this and will be a great asset for us.
    13 points
  29. I feel for Morais... I truly do. Nothing has really gone his way. If the ball hit Obika on the backside it would end up in the net. If the ball hit Morais on the backside he would get sent off for handball! He did some great work today and gave their defence a torrid time... but yes.. at times his decision making was poor and his final ball was wasted more often than not. YET... someone criticised us for not shooting from outside the box... Something Morais did twice, bringing out decent saves from their keeper. He continues to perplex, but I refuse to slate him as he gives his all every time.
    13 points
  30. Sonny

    Brandon Mason

    Chancer????? To me he is showing great initiative and drive. He regularly writes about all aspects of Scottish football far more incisively and intelligently than Tom English who is the Chief Sports writer on BBC Scotland. His video calls with players at home are insightful. But most of all his content is not about the Old Firm - unheard of in Scottish media. But he is only 19 with an HND so he must be shite.
    13 points
  31. Contrary to others on here, I thought we improved when Morais came on. Yes, he missed a sitter, and yes he gave away possession a few times, but overall I thought he proved more of an attacking threat than McAlister had. Hopefully both improve. Defence and keeper were excellent. Great three points for us !
    13 points
  32. Trust? The chairman has basically just blamed TF for everything with no chance to defend himself. PS I'm not saying Tony is perfect, I'm just very uncomfortable with tonight's (non) answers
    12 points
  33. I tell you what, I'd be knocking every f**king door, fighting every 'no' and chasing every lead to make sure as many supporters as possible who have already shelled out hard earned money for season tickets were getting in. I wouldn't be sitting on my hands going 'maybe on August 9th it will be better' like that piss-weak opening gambit of a statement from our new chairman.
    12 points
  34. Called it right enough. Fantastic signing!
    12 points
  35. Thank f**k they don't know what there talking about same as me lol lol
    12 points
  36. Without setting the heather on fire, we were solid, workmanlike and totally deserving of all three points. Fifth place in our sights. Durmus my MotM. Good performances from Obika, Erhahon, JDH, McAllister and Lyness. Happy with that. [emoji122][emoji122][emoji122]
    12 points
  37. McAllister had his best game for ages today. Great contributions to both goals. He even recovered from an injury. I said way back when Dennis made his debut that he looked a like a player who knew his way towards goal, if he got the service. Fantastic to see him delivering the goods. Thought every player played their roles to perfection. Kudos to JG for his hard work in sussing out the green arse cheek's system. As I'm in congratulatory mode, it would seem churlish of me to miss out praising Shane Duffy for his abject shiteness. So, well done Shane, you overpaid donkey.
    12 points
  38. I think Dennis should get a lot more credit for his goal. It may appear for as a simple tap in but he orchestrated it. He was a lot further back when Flynn came into the box but instead of standing waiting for the ball he pointed to where he wanted the ball to go and evaded his marker to get there to tap it over the line. An intelligent striker's goal.
    12 points
  39. Cannae believe we’re all shitin it from Livi. A team we’ve beaten twice already this season are being made out to be Real Madrid. Is this what it’s come to? Bring them f**kin on I say.
    12 points
  40. THANK YOU ALL On behalf of Susan, Graeme and Gordian and the Black and White Magazine team, we’d like to thank everyone who turned out to bid a Saints farewell to Gordian Mothersole today. The scenes at St Mirren Park and Houston cemetery will never be forgotten. To see the entire first team, Jim Goodwin, management, directors, coaching staff and friends line the stands and street to pay tribute was simply stunning. Sincere thanks go to all members of the St Mirren Community. Jack
    12 points
  41. Three Scotland under 21 players have tested positive and eight others have to self isolate as they were close contacts. Hope there is a full investigation to see whether the SFA robustly adhered to protocols...
    12 points
  42. Sorry @HSS I meant too add a photo. I got this crush barrier after the “Making the Stand” fund raising lottery for the when a group of us who met on the old Saints Online Guestbook decided to help raise money with the generosity of our home support. I was still working down south at the time, so I borrowed my mates estate car to transport it down to middle England. It never felt right to concrete it in England. It endured 3 house moves in 6 years over hundreds of miles before its final resting place in Renfrewshire. It is that treasured by me that it was always the first item in the removal van. 😂😂 And yes I know it needs a fresh coat of paint - as does the fence. Plus my raised beds need some clearing out for the winter months. I get enough nagging from the wife without any from you guys and gals. Just think how many goals it witnessed during its time at Love St - personal favourite at that end of the ground was Ian Scanlon’s goal against Celtic in the 4-2 victory.
    12 points
  43. Morias had a very good game yesterday, particularly in the first half. He was a constant nuisance and the Accies back line struggled to keep him in check. My only criticism of him is that he snatched a bit wildly at the two chances that came his way but he certainly turned in every bit as good a performance as Jakubiak was doing last season and folk were raving over him for.
    12 points
  44. So, three points won away from home today. Our second clean sheet in three matches played. An away game against one half of the OF already out of the way. Six points ahead of the bottom of the table. Two first choice midfielders who have been unavailable through injury are both likely to be back within a few weeks. No hard luck stories of silly points lost or thrown away to bleat about. What's to complain about ?
    12 points
  45. Rosalind was in touch with me yesterday and asked if I could post this message to Saints fans, one she wrote back in January of this year. Was supposed to be posted on the club site but for whatever reason that hasn't happened yet so she wanted to get this out to her fellow supporters ahead of the new season. To Saint Mirren FC, their staff and my fellow supporters. As a lifelong fan and supporter of Saint Mirren FC, I would like to say that it has been an honour and privilege to have served the fans and the club for over thirty years. Serving my fellow supporters was one of the greatest opportunities I have had in my life. There have been some great times and some very challenging times but being in the position to both serve my fellow supporters and being able to watch my team playing on match days I can say that the great times have outweighed the challenging times. Now that I am a grandmother to two adorable boys with a third grandson on the way I have arrived at the view that it is now time for me to be with my family and have therefore decided not to extend the contract. I would like to thank my incredible staff and family who have worked tirelessly both behind the scenes and in the kiosks to serve the fans on match days. Their commitment and energy made an incredible difference when things were tough. I would also like to thank Saint Mirren staff and Board of Directors both past and present for their valued support. I am now looking forward to attending the games as a fan and enjoying your company in the supporters bar and in the stand on match day Update: Grandson No 3 has arrived and is doing well. COYS Rosalind Carr
    11 points
  46. We should genuinely be making more of this 1,000 fans in the ground issue. It's borderline scandalous. There seems to be no real issue on 30%, 40%, 50% filled grounds at this point where we seem to be either moping about how sad it is fans aren't getting back in numbers we'd like, or saying f**k all. The fans have an absolute right to know who is making these decisions, why they are being made and why the club aren't fighting tooth and nail against any decisions made on 'social distancing' guidelines given that these don't appear to apply nearly as stringently to many, many other clubs very local to us. Fir Park will be 47% full on Saturday for their game vs Hibs...St. Mirren Park was (allegedly) only allowed to be 12% full yesterday and only 12% full a week next Saturday. Dundee, a city that had the outright highest infection rate in Europe until only a couple of weeks ago have applied for and expect to be granted increased capacity for our match on Saturday. And rightly so, who can blame them? And again, likely no away fans. So why is Fitzpatrick showing up on Radio Scotland yesterday sounding like a beaten man when it comes to more supporters being let in? Why are the club not publicly questioning these decisions? This was packaged up by our SLO the other day as being a social distancing issue but that's clearly not true at all. I get some grounds have more seats, exits, facilities etc, but definitely not a disparity of 12% capacity in one ground allowed vs 47% in another. Who ever ultimately made the decision, be it SMFC or Renfrewshire Council owe the supporters a full and frank explanation. Why should we still be balloting to see who f**king gets to go to games and who doesn't when other clubs are fighting tooth and nail to get ALL fans who want a ticket through the doors?
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  47. All this we got lucky stuff is annoying me. Yes we were not at our best but Goody influenced that with excellent substitutions that changed the game, great management not lucky. As for the red we have been on the wrong end of that sort of decision this season. Was it stonewall probably not but nor was it a shocker to give it. It was a dangerous two footed lunge compounded by the defender making sure he stopped Durmus with a wee flick once he realised he missed. We are on a great run but there are no easy games for a club our size at this level. We need to earn every point and to say we were lucky to win today is in my opinion pretty disingenuous.
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  48. Yflab

    Welcome Jake Doyle-Hayes

    How is that opinion going for you now?
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