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  1. 14 points
    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.
  2. 10 points
    It's off. October has been a good month, only one defeat.
  3. 8 points
    Yflab

    Coronavirus

    Sadly a twenty a day smoking habit would take care of that quite easily. The last 4 years I’ve been volunteering at the local Foodbank and the numbers dependent on it increase each year. It’s quite an eye opener. There are people who are trying to work, but are on zero hours contracts. People on minimum wage who may have historic debt issues, lost their jobs/home/rent arrears, etc that they are trying to resolve or single parents who get no support from the other half. The introduction of Universal Credit just compounds the problem imho. Sadly the foodbank service is open to abuse by a minority. I won’t go into details as it pisses me off no end that these people can take advantage of the generosity of others for their own selfish means. The foodbank volunteers and AdviceWorks try to help where they can, but many people are reluctant to make any changes and so the cycle continues from father to son, mother to daughter. I’ve met some wonderful people at the foodbank. I, Daniel Blake by Ken Loach is a well made movie on the subject of the benefits system, foodbanks and how unforeseen circumstances can change your life forever.
  4. 8 points
    TediousTom

    Spat with Motherwell

    I agree wholeheartedly with your post. What wording would you have used? Here is what I would have written: Dear Motherwell, Please tell that ugly bigot cast off that you have for some reason employed to keep his unqualified and ill informed opinion to his child like self. Yours In Sporting Greatness Tedium of Thomas PS: Would you like to purchase any of our academy graduates before Hibs snap them up? Good prices!
  5. 7 points
    Hendo

    Coronavirus

    I hope nobody puts a gun to your head. Police would never get to the bottom of it, there would be over 8000 suspects.
  6. 7 points
    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.
  7. 7 points
    billyg

    Club covid executives - a statement.

    Good to see Brian back at the club , I was talking to him recently , and he's got great memories of playing in big games and wins v the Old Scum , Bolton , Aberdeen etc
  8. 7 points
    Why, on earth, would you take his post seriously?
  9. 6 points
    Yflab

    Coronavirus

  10. 6 points
    ALBIONSAINT

    Coronavirus

    He does, I have seen him 😂
  11. 5 points
    antrin

    Club covid executives - a statement.

    https://www.stmirren.com/all-news/3803-chief-executive-statement Two Buddies/fans in to help... Positive (ahem) news.
  12. 5 points
    Yflab

    Coronavirus

    I disagree. The jobs I listed are not carried out by the council. As an example I spend time in Elderslie doing community cleanups. Jobs that the council are more than happy to farm out to volunteers as part of their “Team up to Clean up” programme. My garage is full of council funded equipment that people are free to borrow. Sadly the amount of people who bother to turn up to these community events is pitiful. Thankfully we have two residents who spend a great deal of their time litter picking using tools of the trade who make a great difference to the village. It’s a sad reflection on the society we live in that so many people dump all sorts of shit just because they can’t be bothered to take it to the dump or find a fcuking bin. I’ve spent over 6 fcuking months asking the council to clean up three drains on Glenpatrick Road that have caused major flooding. They finally managed to program the SatNav this week to resolve the issue. So guess what I’ve done? I’ve got six more blocked drains for them in the village. I’m not holding my breath that they resolve those this year! It’s just as well I don’t own a gun, or else I’d have a “Falling Down” moment.
  13. 5 points
    Pulling in people who are better grounded in both investigation and analysis of information than the SPFL picks are is a smart move. They will be there to forensically challenge the official investigation findings as much as they are there to find and correct the deficiencies in our own system. For once, the club gets my approval on this one.
  14. 5 points
    Yflab

    Coronavirus

    There are problems in our society that need to be tackled better than they are now. There are some perfectly healthy able bodied people in our society who have never worked a day in their life and expect handouts from cradle to grave. They get help with council tax, Housing benefit, etc. When they get too frail to look after themselves they get free social care. Yet someone who has worked, paid NI, paid income tax, paid council tax, save for a pension and managed to buy their own home, have to sell it to pay for their care costs in later life. That to me is wrong. It’s an unfair system that is exploited by a minority. If I was in charge of this country, I’d make sure that able bodied healthy unemployed people had to spend time working in their community - be that litter picking, shopping for the elderly, cleaning graffiti, cutting grass for elderly, etc. There are stacks of jobs that could be done easily with minimal outlay. It would even help to reduce everyone’s council tax. If they chose not to participate for no other reason than being plain fcuking lazy then cut their benefit. I’d also consider this approach to prisoners. We should be utilising such resource to build better communities.
  15. 5 points
    It’s got to be my scarf from 76/77.........which I found while sorting out my football stuff during lockdown. Maybe once this thread has run its course we could have 2nd favourite........ And put a wee photo of the item if possible..........
  16. 4 points
    Please note you are only allowed to list one item...... Mine is a Black and White Steel Crush barrier from the Love Street end that is concreted into my back garden. Really interested to know what gems exist out there.
  17. 4 points
    That would be the dream tie. Save the glamour of Kazakhstan for the 2nd round of prelimary ties before we go into the pre qualifier for the qualifying round. 😜
  18. 4 points
    oaksoft

    Coronavirus

    Hang on. That's my job. I won't tolerate competition.
  19. 4 points
    HSS

    Coronavirus

    If I was Bazil I’d be telling you to go stick your opinion up yer............... elbow.
  20. 4 points
    Celtic's testing machine will never return a positive as has been highlighted by their players testing positive while on international duty but not domestically.
  21. 4 points
    I was lucky enough to play in the first ever Saints Aid game in 2002 v the 87 Cup Legends. The 30 guys who too part all received full match worn kit to keep and that would be my most treasured memento. Everyone who was there will remember my full length, dive to the left, flying potato wondersave from a Lexy Richardson piledriver. Campbell Money was brilliant, before kick off I said "got any advice for me Campbell?" After looking me up and down and taking in my athletic physique he said "I think you should just stay in the dressing room".
  22. 4 points
    Ayrshire Saints

    Coronavirus

    You'd be surprised especially just now. Your average 3 bed Council or ex Council house is generally Band C or D. I haven't followed this strand of the thread too closely but I take it this is about the free (out of) school meals issue. If so it's not really your average family on benefits this affects, yes some genuinely will have money issues leading to child holiday hunger due to problems within the welfare system but it's more the kids living in problem households and surviving on benefits mostly addiction be that drink, drugs or gambling or a combination there of. Those kids live through hell through no fault of their own and there are millions of them in the UK unfortunately. A little (and its tiny) help to feed those kids an actual meal rather than handing the cash to the addicted parents is surely not too much to ask of any govt ?
  23. 4 points
    A slightly chipped plaster Paddington Bear from 76/77 with Love. St. written on his bag.
  24. 4 points
    I'm been looking for an emoji which depicts someone scratching their head! Ach, maybe I'm missing something but given the first line of the club statement which states the motivation of employing ( or pro bono ) these two gentlemen was based upon the challenge of the Coronavirus, I thought, 'Oh, maybe Nicola has been getting it wrong all along.' So, it's not medical professionals we need in combating the virus at St Mirren Stadium, it's policemen and anti-terrorist lecturers! Watch out virus you could get arrested.
  25. 4 points
    Being from The Grauniad some of them are a bit poncey. - destined for Psueds Corner in Private Eye... https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/oct/26/the-20-best-sandwich-recipes Out of those listed my fave is Ham sandwich in a French bar by David Tanis but with a lot less butter. My main criticism of most of the sandwiches listed is the time, preparation & don't forget the washing up for what is supposed to be a quick easy to make snack. My favourite sandwich is corned beef plus too much beetroot, the latter just to see the colour of my pee the next day!
  26. 4 points
    munoz

    Club covid executives - a statement.

    With the way things have panned out this season with regards to Covid, the club probably had to do something like this.
  27. 4 points
    Bud the Baker

    Coronavirus

    Society chose to elect a a cold hearted right wing government, a lot of current issues like this one, free meals during holidays for kids whose families receive benefits & the future of the triple lock for pensioners are now in question due to this choice. I've indicated plenty of times before what my views on this are but I'll say it again - a fair tax system that makes companies and individuals pay according to their earnings and one that clamps down on avoidance from both groups mentioned. Say No to Austerity2!
  28. 4 points
    My former French teacher at the JNI was was W Steel Brownlie who landed as a tank commander on the Normandy beaches and advanced through northern France into Belgium and Holland. He was later the CO of the Ayrshire Yeomanry TA Depot in George Street. I remember him taking my class of 30+ boys on an afternoon visit to the depot and letting us crawl all over and inside the tanks. If I remember rightly he had been awarded the Military Cross.
  29. 4 points
    munoz

    Sin Bin Betting Thread

    4 draws up today- St Johnstone, Inverness, East Fife and Annan Athletic. £5 netted me £540.14. Bingo !
  30. 4 points
    mattman

    Spat with Motherwell

    I get that but I just find it crazy that something that is so contagious can pass in cars but can’t pass in small rooms full of say, 16+ people. It makes no sense to me. So much contradiction in rules. There’s no chance a full squad will be able to social distance in a changing room like ours, then go on to play 90 minutes on a pitch, tackles the lot, then they can’t share a car on the way home. That’s what’s confusing for me. Bit like you could go to a restaurant but can’t have a single drop of alcohol with your meal. What difference does it make?
  31. 4 points
    It never ceases to amaze me that people like you exist
  32. 4 points
    Wow what a load of sheeeat
  33. 4 points
    If Hertz are top of the championship then they will want back up , they couldn’t get fecked again , could they?🤔
  34. 4 points
    santaponsasaint

    Spat with Motherwell

    Doncaster and his idiots. Couldn't run a bath. Totally incompetent. Should be sacked the lot of them. Celtic and Aberdeen walk away scot free. While smaller clubs are punished. Scottish football is run by Clowns.
  35. 4 points
    Cookie Monster

    Coronavirus

    Just read that story, and the amount of snippets taken out of context was embarrassing. Even I never wrote anything as biased as that, and my remit was to inject humour in my report. As for Christmas, I thought you and your family had cancelled that years ago.
  36. 3 points
    Slarti

    Coronavirus

    It's not a well known and perfectly valid technique on a football forum though, that's why it was pointless. Are you really trying to educate a mathematician on those mathematical series (also referred to as polynomials)? All MacLaurin Series are Taylor Series but not all Taylor Series are MacLaurin Series (in the same way that all penguins are birds but not all birds are penguins) so there was no need to include both, Taylor would have done. You can go look it up if you want some homework. [emoji38]
  37. 3 points
    antrin

    Coronavirus

    I doubt even oxter would take credit for your ‘education’! not even ‘single headedly’...
  38. 3 points
    Pursuing policies you don't like isn't Fascist. Fascism is removing other parties from the political process followed by the intimidation (physical & psychological), jailing & killing of opponents, none of these actions have occurred in Scotland - I hope this helps you understand the meaning of the word.
  39. 3 points
    Cookie Monster

    Coronavirus

    https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-10-28/a-room-a-bar-and-a-class-how-the-coronavirus-is-spread-through-the-air.html I'll let oaksoft dissect it's worth. [emoji6]
  40. 3 points
    oaksoft

    Coronavirus

    Seriously, how many times and how many posters are you going to use this line on before you realise your attitude might be the problem?
  41. 3 points
    So lets see what happens if there is an outbreak at Parkhead or Ibrox. Lets see if they introduce 3-0 defeats and totally screw the league up. Not a chance. Lets see if they set precedents as they will very quickly rue the day. Mid Calder Saint is correct. Its Scottish football though so expect back stabbing and a complete lack of commonsense.
  42. 3 points
    It always pays to look upwards at buildings, no matter where you are as often some of the finer details and quirks of the architect are 'hidden' in the upper reaches of the building. The Russell Institute in Causeyside St is one of the finer examples!
  43. 3 points
    Ayrshire Saints

    Coronavirus

    The millions is kids living with addicted parents estimated to be between 1.2 and 1.8m in the UK last figs I saw. I would think the vast majority experiencing the issue fall into that category. The gambling category is exploding and unfortunately that is often unknown to authorities. People associated problem gambling with a father blowing the pay packet at the bookies but now it's just as likely to be a mother gambling on her mobile device via online bingo and casino sites.
  44. 3 points
    I pissed on it once ... . . . . . . . . . . . just last night, it was.
  45. 3 points
    If the club has done nothing wrong I'll be delighted. We will find out soon enough.
  46. 3 points
    Good to see these appointments, however if you put two and two together you could easily assume this is us admitting we've fucked up somewhere along the way. I sincerely hope not but that's what it looks like!
  47. 3 points
    Yflab

    Sin Bin Betting Thread

    Thanks. As you know I drink pints of Vodka these days!
  48. 3 points
    faraway saint

    Latest Scores

    That would do me for St Mirren. Just watched the brief highlights from last nights game. Villa have a tasty midfield, with Grealish being the pick IMO but they don't have a Bamford.
  49. 3 points
    Ayrshire Saints

    Spat with Motherwell

    No one should be car sharing unless it's totally unavoidable per Scottish govt guidelines never mind football Covid protocols . That said unless it us specifically outlawed as part of football's C19 guidance I cant see what rule that could have broken although that's not to say it isn't. As someone else said if it is banned and our management / players have been doing it then heads should roll. I suspect this is pure speculation or anecdotal hearsay in that someone maybe mentioned car sharing and the hacks have seized upon that being on the SGs frowned upon list.
  50. 3 points
    Yflab

    Coronavirus

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