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  1. 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.
    16 points
  2. Maboza

    New strip

    Oh ffs, I laid out the extreme ends and literally said that b & c, as the middle ground are reasonable. The only strong option left in the debate was yours, which you stuck to on you melodramatic reply. Anyway, I’m fast recognising there’s literally no point engaging with you. Any discussion just gets shouted down as negativity as you aim to drown out debate or questioning of the club. Meanwhile: Strips - sub standard Season tickets - late going on sale Season ticket cards - late being delivered Return of crowds - not maximising attendance for first games back after 16 months Return of away fans - not confirmed , more lost revenue Kiosks - not ready 1877 club - not ready
    5 points
  3. Callum Gilhooley

    New strip

    I liked the Sky View logo , do you think I could by a sky view sticker to put over the Digby brown one ?
    5 points
  4. But we're so much more professional since Kibble came in. And our communications have improved massively since there arrival. Oh, hang on. I thought I was Bazil for a minute!!
    4 points
  5. norrie82

    The Stewards

    It’s becoming laughable. I honestly can’t believe how amateur we have become. Embarrassing. Neilston Juniors are run better and that isnt me joking. A pub team sadly
    3 points
  6. Brilliant Disguise

    New strip

    Last week you were Joe Beltrami with your knowledge of law this week your Alan Sugar with your knowledge on business no ends to your talent. St Mirren have lost face over the shirt sponsor debacle. They can’t according to you can not afford to write the shirts off and the fans should just buy the shirt as it’s helping the club. It’s easy to get one of the Directors of the Club to sponsor the shirts to save face. We have a Partner in a law firm on the board yet the contract with Skyview was as watertight as Harry Kane’s agreement with Daniel Levy
    3 points
  7. Maboza

    New strip

    You are incredible. I literally laid out 4 options and acknowledged that we have to rule out option A (which from a consumer only perspective is actually the best resolution) as it’s too much to ask of the club. You are incapable of even seeing other perspectives.
    3 points
  8. Maboza

    New strip

    FFS Baz. I get where you are coming but save the I’m not wanting to the club to suffer ‘there is a market’ pish. If we’re talking on those terms then I’d suggest that the club would do far better to cater to the wider market, rather than the to one that you sit within (which is willing to accept sub-standard products). There’s plenty of options here that could avoid the alternatives of the tunnel vision outcome that you have. Here’S a few ideas: a) Club take the hit on re-design, re-order of proper strips. b) Club discount tops by 10%. c) Club sell at full price but offer 10% discount off next year’s strip - thereby passing option to fans whether to take money from club or not, and also ensuring that it comes from an extra sale next season should that occur. d) Club does nothing. Surely to god you can see that b & c are more reasonable? I can accept that A is a hard option for the club. As for you not wanting to take money from the club - I’d suggest that you could counter balance any unwanted discount by simply buying an extra match ticket. That would actually deliver far greater profit margin to the club than any strip discount.
    3 points
  9. Brilliant Disguise

    New strip

    It is however the clubs fault for getting in to an agreement with Skyview that allowed them to change it. Also the club commissioned shirts when they did not have a watertight agreement with Skyview
    3 points
  10. Watch Bazil will be along soon to spin for his paymasters that these are minor frustrations, mitigating circumstances, over reaction, the stars are not properly aligned at the moment, the staff are experiencing the wrong zen at the moment or whatever buzz line he wants to introduce. Something is fundamentally wrong at the club at the moment. Too many core (with financial implications) issues presenting themselves all at the same time. WHY ???
    3 points
  11. I absolutely agree with you. Whilst I ultimately donate my money to SMISA to benefit the club, we should not be expected to do so if other share holders aren't contributing. Our objective should still be to purchase Kibble's shares.
    3 points
  12. animal

    The Stewards

    Kermit tells me renovations at Ralston training ground have been halted - the contractors have left the building (unfinished). Very professional all this Kibble & Co. Does anyone in SMISA care ?
    3 points
  13. Tonysaintee65

    The Stewards

    To be fair kibble did envision this, but it was a nonsense notion from the start, they had absolutely no notion of the costs involved or the legalities, let alone the staffing levels! non starter from the outset,
    2 points
  14. mattman

    The Stewards

    Find the club have been so unprepared for this season, it’s as if they expected to have no fans, I’m pretty sure the carrs announced retirement early on in the year yet it’s taken them this long to sort out the kiosks, I might be wrong there but I’m sure the club/kibble where saying the plan was to bring in our own staff and giving opportunities to youngsters to work at the club from the kibble not sub let every part of the business out.
    2 points
  15. 2 points
  16. faraway saint

    New strip

    Almost another copy and paste response. Why don't you nip over to the match day thread and give Div it big time for being another moaning fan?
    2 points
  17. Callum Gilhooley

    New strip

    Were they on sale at £50
    2 points
  18. Maboza

    The Stewards

    No food kiosks until the Dundee Utd game then. I guess they’ve not had long to plan for this. 🙄 https://www.stmirren.com/all-news/4081-new-catering-partnership-agreed Hopefully the new partnership goes well when it gets started.
    2 points
  19. Scott-Leeds

    New strip

    In order to sell them ? They should have an accurate product description and sold at the relevant price point Clearly labelled , reduced price just one of the many embarrassing things to come Saints related this season so far
    2 points
  20. bazil85

    New strip

    No they shouldn't, if someone doesn't want one then don't buy it.
    2 points
  21. Scott-Leeds

    New strip

    They should be removed from sale, forthwith
    2 points
  22. He has been up in Paisley this week posing for photos regarding our Official Match Programme.
    2 points
  23. Bobby Rankin, died on this day 25/08 in 1954 aged 49. One of only 2 Saints players to score for Scotland
    2 points
  24. As have others on Twitter Its not a surprise or a secret The website allows ticket sales to anyone unlike the previous one
    2 points
  25. Callum Gilhooley

    New strip

    That’s all very good and well but last time I checked, none of those clubs are…….. St.Mirren FC 🤔. And you were specifically saying that St.Mirren had reduced the price of said strips. Not true. IF the club shop was selling pristine tops at over £50 and subsequently advertised at them £35 or thereabouts, that would be a reduction. As it happens , what the club are selling is in effect , seconds. So they should be priced accordingly . Indeed it could be argued £35 is even too expensive for seconds. 🤷‍♂️
    1 point
  26. Tonysaintee65

    The Stewards

    God, no, although mark McMillan ( yes that one! ) did try to get kibbles catering staff to supply pies etc, he was genuinely surprised to find out they couldn’t, due to having kids to feed etc. although kibble catering chefs will be doing hospitality, directors etc, wouldn’t expect that to last more than a few games, I can see west of Scotland having to come back in.
    1 point
  27. Knibbles per chance as the new catering company
    1 point
  28. faraway saint

    Latest Scores

    AZ 2-1 Celtic, ANOTHER fecking defensive disaster, OG. 26 mins.
    1 point
  29. animal

    The Stewards

    Only Campbell Kennedy and Tommy the groundsman seem to be left.
    1 point
  30. animal

    The Stewards

    From the St. mirren fans Facebook page. Dr Wong has left after 20 odd years at the club…. Another exit under hush hush circumstances…. Apparently the club has hired a bouncer to prevent “Pete” (former turnstiles operator) from collecting his equipment. I’m aware Josh Magennis held a meeting with someone representing the new stewarding company but to me it remains apparent that the new company is barely even a company. They have next to no properly qualified staff and the ones I have encountered so far don’t even know who they are working for!!!
    1 point
  31. faraway saint

    New strip

    Is there really, or are you just making shit up again? You really make my eyes bleed, a "pretty small issue" when paying top dollar prices?
    1 point
  32. bazil85

    New strip

    There is a market of St Mirren fans that won’t want to see the tops taking off sale because of the income it generates. It’s not the clubs fault the sponsor changed the terms at the eleventh hour & they have done what they can within the time limitations. If you don’t want it, don’t buy it but it doesn’t mean fans that can live with (what seems like a pretty small issue IMO) it, should be prevented from purchasing the top.
    1 point
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    1 point
  34. 1 point
  35. He is, and possibly in here under another alias. 🙄
    1 point
  36. Facebook . 🤫
    1 point
  37. faraway saint

    The Stewards

    Lord Pityme might have asked similar questions, wonder where he is now? 😂
    1 point
  38. 2 wrongs don’t make a right and St j have always seemed very welcoming when I’ve been there future revenue and goodwill lost Are we really that petty?
    1 point
  39. He has a bad injury be out for a while.
    1 point
  40. Good for him. I hope a good number of St.Johnstone fans do likewise and bring some much welcome revenue to the club despite our best efforts to balls things up.
    1 point
  41. Well that loophole better get closed long before either of the b(h)igots are due in town.
    1 point
  42. beyond our ken

    New strip

    Baz's statement is either a wind up or a complete disgrace. He seems to be forgetting that St Mirren is about the fans as much as it is about the institution. Anyone proposing that the fans just fork out for poor quality needs their head examining.
    1 point
  43. 3 moffat buds

    New strip

    I received a shirt today that I ordered for my grandson to take to Australia when his family emigrates next month. I had hoped it would have been something that he could have kept as a reminder of home but I think because of the marks on the logo he is going to think why did you get me a second hand shirt (he is not slow in offering an opinion!). Putting a sticker for the logo that must have cost no more than 5p on an item that costs £35 just isn’t good enough and sums up the attitude of the club at the moment.
    1 point
  44. faraway saint

    New strip

    The problem with you, well one of them, is you are unable to form any balanced opinion. You swallow whatever the club spits out, irrespective of what it means to supporters who have poured their hard earned cash into the club for decades, writing them off as irrelevant moaners. You justify your lack of ability to see things for what hey are, and certainly from other peoples perspective, by smugly taking the "higher ground" of being positive. TBH your opinion counts for the square root of feck all.
    1 point
  45. faraway saint

    New strip

    And we have fans, well one, who would take it up the arse if the club said it was for the good of the club.
    1 point
  46. Brilliant Disguise

    New strip

    This for me this statement completely optimises the undertone of how the club is run. Roll out any old shit, provide a poor service, and you don’t need to justify or explain any decision to the fans under the banner “Look you helping the club so don’t moan”
    1 point
  47. antrin

    Coronavirus

    Proof, if it were needed, that no matter how young and fit you may be that Covid should be taken very seriously and that vaccinations might save your life. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/aug/04/fit-and-healthy-man-42-from-southport-who-rejected-vaccine-dies-of-covid
    1 point
  48. I just don’t fully agree they are such big issues or necessarily need attention right now. Bazil, This is so much more like it. I like this 'you'. I'd even buy this fella a beer 😀 I digress, I'll refer you to the bit where you write Enough said 😄 Have a nice evening Buddie 🍺🍺
    1 point
  49. faraway saint

    Coronavirus

    Interesting view from an American doctor......................he only left out the term "fcukwits". Thanh Neville, M.D., M.S.H.S. Sun, 1 August 2021, 2:00 pm A “We can’t let COVID win.” This was my colleague’s mantra when the pandemic started last year. And for the almost 18 months since, health care workers have rallied to the battlefields, even at times when we had no weapons to brandish. We took care of the infected and the critically ill when no one else would. We reused N95 masks, carefully placing them in labeled brown paper bags in between shifts. We witnessed lonely deaths and held up iPads for families to say their heartbreaking goodbyes. We created elaborate backup schedules and neglected our personal lives. We stepped up during surges and when our colleagues fell ill. Camaraderie in the ICU had never been stronger because we recognized that this was a team effort and all of humanity was battling against a common enemy. But as health care workers, we also were painfully aware of our own vulnerabilities. We can run out of ICU resources for our patients. We can run out of personal protective equipment for ourselves. We can be exposed on the job and get sick. And we can die — many of us did, more than 3,600 from COVID-19 in the first year. - ADVERTISEMENT - Many of us quarantined away from our families to protect the ones we love. We counted the risk factors of our children, our elderly parents, our spouses, and came up with our own formulas to decide whether to come home at the end of the shift or hole up in a hotel room. One of our ICU directors wrote and rewrote our COVID-19 clinical guidelines to keep up with the evolving literature and somehow she carved out the time to write her own will. The author receiving her COVID-19 vaccination. (Photo: Courtesy of Thanh Neville, M.D., M.S.H.S.) I worked daily to adapt our end-of-life program to the changing needs and restrictions of the pandemic and signed up for a vaccine clinical trial as soon as one became available. I also updated my own advance directive and printed it out for my husband, just in case. Then, effective vaccines became widely available in the U.S. — I briefly saw light at the end of the tunnel. The number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs across the country plummeted. It looked like our sacrifices and commitment as health care workers had paid off. We believed herd immunity could become a reality and we could return to some sense of normalcy. But the relief was short-lived, the hope was fleeting, and we are amid another surge. A surge that is fueled by a highly transmissible variant and those unvaccinated. My experiences in the ICU these past weeks have left me surprised, disheartened, but most of all, angry. I am angry that the tragic scenes of prior surges are being played out yet again, but now with ICUs primarily filled with patients who have chosen not to be vaccinated. I am angry that it takes me over an hour to explain to an anti-vaxxer full of misinformation that intubation isn’t what “kills patients” and that their wish for chest compressions without intubation in the event of a respiratory arrest makes no sense. I am angry at those who refuse to wear “muzzles” when grocery shopping for half an hour a week, as I have been so-called “muzzled” for much of the past 18 months. I cannot understand the simultaneous decision to not get vaccinated and the demand to end the restrictions imposed by a pandemic. I cannot help but recoil as if I’ve been slapped in the face when my ICU patient tells me they didn’t get vaccinated because they “just didn’t get around to it.” Although such individuals do not consider themselves anti-vaxxers, their inaction itself is a decision — a decision to not protect themselves or their families, to fill a precious ICU bed, to let new variants flourish, and to endanger the health care workers and immunosuppressed people around them. Their inaction is a decision to let this pandemic continue to rage.
    1 point
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