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  1. 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.
    26 points
  2. 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
  3. div

    #HelpABuddie

    We make a wee bit revenue on the site through the advertisements we run. It's not a massive amount but it does cover our hosting costs, and the licenses for the forum software etc.. There's a bit left over after those costs, so I've decided, on behalf of you lot who at the end of the day ensure the ads make money, to use that to donate to the Help A Buddie scheme. So today I've purchased 10 tickets to allow fellow buds in the community get along to a game they could not otherwise get to. This is probably the most difficult time to ask supporters to dig deep for even more money to support their club but I'd hope that some local Saints friendly businesses might step up and match us. If you do, then you can purchase the tickets here; https://www.stmirren.com/tickets.shtml
    21 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.
    20 points
  5. Hibee

    Red St.Mirren strip

    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 👍
    19 points
  6. munoz

    Speculation Thread

    I'm not sure that would work- Jack Ross would just sign St Mirren players.
    18 points
  7. Celtic and Rangers left in shade as two Scottish Premiership rivals among 'best run clubs' - Daily Record I'm sure everyone will join in with a well deserved round of applause for the people running our club.
    17 points
  8. guinness

    Leigh Griffiths

    If he signs and brings his girlfriends and children it will do wonders for our average gate.
    16 points
  9. TopCat

    Stephen Robinson

    God bless the boo boys Motherwell never sacked him, he resigned. Motherwell fans almost universally speak highly of them, finished third and got them to two cup finals. He's been doing pretty well at Morecambe, they are the smallest club in that league and still in with a good shout of survival. Having a read of their forum he seems to have the backing of their support. Knows the league and is a proven success in it. Has good managerial experience and a lot of contacts down south. Looks like a fantastic appointment to me!
    14 points
  10. Alex Grieve - Looks a player Alex Gogic - Looks a player Jordan Jones - Looks a player
    14 points
  11. faraway saint

    Leigh Griffiths

    FFS, outrageous comparing the two cases. You need to have a word with yourself, there's been some amount of utter shite posted about both players, but not comparable in any way.
    14 points
  12. Pathetic thread Can take his son to the football if he wants, watching our next opponents is pretty standard
    14 points
  13. djchapsticks

    Alex Grieve

    Absolute nonsense.
    13 points
  14. Morecambe fan here! As you can imagine, a great many of us south of the border are keeping a bit of an eye on what's going on at St Mirren. There is a certain element of schadenfreude about the situation - although to be clear this is directed entirely at Robinson and O'Carroll, and not at St Mirren fans! For the lowdown on Robinson with us - he came in at quite a difficult time. He only had three contracted players and essentially had to build a large amount of the squad from scratch. Not to mention he was starting a month behind most clubs due our play-off campaign. He recruited some decent players but there were unfortunately a couple of pretty key gaps - a big aerial centre back, a defensive midfielder and our goalkeepers were very poor. Started the season well, I think largely due to 'good vibes' following promotion and Cole Stockton being ridiculously good, but then around November/December the weaknesses began to catch up with us and our form and results took an absolute nosedive. Robinson generally blamed personnel (although he did admit responsibility for this in his recruitment) and in fairness to him, he wasn't wrong. Anthony O'Connor has been a good signing at the back but his centre back partners were incredible weak, and he had goalkeepers underperforming behind him. I thought the set-up of the team overall was good and we pressed very smartly and efficiently, but every time the opposition got into our final third it was always incredibly dangerous. Come January, Robinson absolutely sorted those problems out. Got a good keeper in Trevor Carson, a couple of good centre backs and a defensive midfielder to be used when called for. Suddenly, we looked far stronger as a team and even our attacking productivity even improved as well - guessing this was partly due to them having more confidence in our defence. Also helped that our two best attacking midfielders managed to shake off some injury troubles. Got a couple of great wins in January, and performances continued to be at a high standard into February. Despite results not going our way, a lot of this was due to bad luck, some bizarre circumstances and good goalkeeping/bad finishing. I'd cautiously predict that if Robinson had stayed, results would have started to turn in our favour a bit more often as the performances were there. So the irony is, he left just as he was beginning to sort things out and find a bit of a groove. Now he appears to be back at square one with St Mirren, albeit with a vastly higher salary! I'd say he is a good manager and worth giving time to, but results have gone to pot particularly drastically which is quite alarming. Not sure he's got much of a leg to stand on if you get relegated - although I'm not sure how likely this is as I'm not too clued up on the teams around you etc. Oh and an Obika update! He's just been incredibly unfortunate. Got a massive hamstring injury in pre-season which kept him out until the end of December, and then understandably took time to find a bit of mojo again. He's also playing second fiddle to Stockton, who is absolutely undroppable and has been incredible this season with 21 league goals.
    13 points
  15. div

    Stephen Robinson

    I think the club have come out of this last week very well. First of all we had the foresight to build a very decent compensation clause into Goody's contract - £250K is absolutely not to be sniffed at. They obviously knew Jim was going latter part of the week but even so to have appointed his successor 3 days after he officially left is pretty stellar work and they managed to keep Robinson's name quiet until the very last minute which again is very unlike us! To have ended up with a solid, experienced manager who has a proven track record of doing well in this division and getting to the latter stages of cup competitions with a similar sized club is excellent work. Robinson also has a history of bringing though young players and has had great success bringing players up from England and selling them on at a profit too. The appointment ticks every box and to have all of that AND £150K profit is just outstanding.
    13 points
  16. portmahomack saint

    Alex Grieve

    Think the first thing we should do is reimburse his travel expenses he paid out of his own pocket to come here... Not knowing when he'd get back home if things didn't work out for him... that takes a lot of balls and self confidence.. Get it sorted Tony
    13 points
  17. Always liked Gogic, although I accept he’s not everyone’s cup of tea Always liked Jones - especially with Killie (with Brophy et al) Greive is an unknown quantity but great to see a young lad doing well for us Three great signings, a great window for us - long may it continue !
    13 points
  18. ALBIONSAINT

    St Mirren Board

    I wonder if this would be a good thread to discuss a bugbear of mine? If there is anyone who has some influence to fix this issue It would be most appreciated. Since the start of this season i have noticed that the SMISA wall between the main stand and family stand has been very difficult to read due to vehicles being parked right up against the wall (see photo below from hearts game) This makes it very difficult to view the names and impossible if your a wheelchair user. Saints fans and there relatives from other parts of the world visit now and again and have difficulty viewing the wall. Come on Saints, are you saying that our car parks not big enough? these are the fans that dug deep to help out through out the years, show a bit of respect.
    12 points
  19. Really enjoyable game last night, big range of emotions in the stands Pre match buzz was brilliant, popped into the Grosvenor party, bar was ridiculously busy so went to the Haymarket Bar instead. Fans mixed well, was all pretty friendly. The march to the ground was brilliant, police did a good job, think they were surprised by the numbers! First 20-25 minutes it seemed like the players couldn't get to grips with the Tynecastle pitch (which was in great condition tbf) At 2-0 down it looked bleak but to come back the way that we did was impressive. I enjoyed the style of play, passing on the deck and was great to see players keen to get on the ball - movement was good. The 2 goals were magnificent. Technique by Brophy to flick the ball into the net was only surpassed by Ronan's thunderbolt Biggest concern for me was how easily Hearts were able to cut through our defence and get to the by-line. Some basis errors made that could have been avoided. Won't single out individuals but we really need to improve in the full back areas and be more switched on. No complaints about the result, Hearts deserved their win.
    12 points
  20. Mr St Mirren. Been in his company a couple of times, never met anyone with such a positive attitude. I await.......
    12 points
  21. 0-0 final score, what a performance, not a great watch but to a man the effort was immense. No real options on the bench, just the 11 who went out were asked to defend for almost the entire 90 minutes, and they did. (one late sub) Lyness and Shaughnessy probably deserve a mention but that performance required every man to do his bit. A point we never seen coming and very welcome after a worrying week. Also Goodwin deserves credit getting that from his players. Oh, elvis, dry yer eyes.
    12 points
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. djchapsticks

    Come on Rangers

    No thank you. I got booted out of the Station Bar in 2003 for cheering Porto's 3rd goal in Seville, after reminding the barman that no I didn't have to support Celtic - it's supposed to be a f**king St. Mirren pub. I'll equally have streamers and whistles for an Eintracht Frankfurt win tomorrow. Never forget who these cunts are... they leave towns like Paisley, Renfrew, Erskine, Johnstone and all over Scotland every week to support a club that they know will bring success. They'll then laugh at you for supporting shitey wee St. Mirren despite growing up a mile or so from the ground....and that's the good ones. 90% couldn't find Ibrox if you dropped them a Bellahouston or Parkhead from the top end of Duke Street but will still try and talk to you about 'their' club as if they have more or equal a vested interest in Rangers or Celtic than you do in SMFC. So no, bigger picture or not, I wholeheartedly f**king reject any notion of either of these cuntish clubs being successful in Europe. Any other club, I'd be all for. Either of those two? Forget it.
    11 points
  25. djchapsticks

    Stephen Robinson

    He'll still get next season to make his own mark on the team. I think that's fair. Unless we get relegated. Bear in mind, we were scheduled to play a game in hand that would have taken us fourth when he got the job. That game was of course postponed which isn't his fault but given where we were at his appointment, if we get relegated in the next 5 games plus two playoffs, he will not and cannot survive. He'll have overseen the worst collapse in the club's history. Worse than losing a cup final to 9 men. Worse than losing a European tie when essentially two goals ahead in injury time. To get relegated from the position we were in only 8 weeks ago would be unforgivable and impossible for him to recover from.
    11 points
  26. scam75

    Stephen Robinson

    Have to say it was looking like a shambles when the snake preferred his garden and Brown and Naismith were touted. They may well be top coaches in the long run but not what we need now. A guy that knows the league and got Well to 3rd and cup finals plus made them money, well done Saints. Also bold enough to buy him out his contract and allegedly make him highest paid boss ever, shows balls and makes him feel very wanted. Have a feeling this will turn out well for us. Also if you believe Fabrizio, we've spent 40% of the Goodwin compo getting this done so still quids in now with a manager who's achieved more then Goodwin in this league and in the dug out for Wednesday. Couldn't realistically have asked for more. Sent from my SM-G981B using Tapatalk
    11 points
  27. Very strange comments going around social media about if jack comes they want reassurances that he won’t just leave. he has every right to decide if he wants to move to a bigger club just like we have the right to punt him if he does a crap job. I like everyone else got annoyed when he was signing our players but that’s him doing his job what he’s paid to do I wouldn’t want him coming here knowing he could get a player in from his ex club that would improve us but deciding it’s not fair on them il just leave him. it’s pathetic from some fans imo. if Jim leaves and jack is the best option out there that wants the job it’s a no brainer get him in.
    11 points
  28. Big Dunne was outstanding , throws his weight about , is very quick , and has improved big time within a back four !
    11 points
  29. Doesn't he need to have a trial first. [emoji6]
    11 points
  30. santaponsasaint

    Bob Earlie

    Former St.Mirren chairman has passed away. He was being treated in ward 7 were I work last year. All we talked about was St.Mirren. Lovely man. so sad RIP BOB. [emoji17] Sent from my SM-A526B using Tapatalk
    11 points
  31. munoz

    Tony Fitzpatrick Retiral

    A true legend for us. Hopefully we'll still see him about regularly in his role as ambassador. Thanks for all your efforts Tony.
    11 points
  32. The Boy’s Brigade?
    11 points
  33. Highlights of 2 of our goals from Sat……….
    11 points
  34. Whit… Did you no see it on Sportscene - he jumped on top of McGrath’s ankle - was lucky it wasn’t a straight red.
    11 points
  35. 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
  36. 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?
    11 points
  37. pod

    Speculation Thread

    10 points
  38. Indeed there is nothing at all amiss about 'opinions' especially when it comes to football,, however they do need to be based on reality.... unlike Mr B 's. Allowing that much of what he implied about the team and its lack of urgency in recent times, yesterday the whole team clearly ate their Weetabix, took their vitamins and picked a lucky four-leaf clover en-route to the stadium, Main was a revelation, he ran, he harried, he tackled, he worked his socks off and had the best match in a St Mirren shirt ever, Grieve likewise kept at it for the whole game, and Kiltie and Ronnan, even Taite were excellent, , the whole team in fact were a class above where they have been recently. Now when I say a class above, I don't mean in quality although we showed improvement, but rather in work rate and consistency and application, not world class but way above Mr B's interpretation.
    10 points
  39. Bit early to speculate about next season however yesterday's formation and tactics shows promise. We were far more attacking than we have been all season. We got the ball up the pitch constantly with few pass backs. Only once that I can remember the ball ending up back at Alnwick when players ran out of ideas (and that was from Fraser). Getting rid of two wingers was also a great move. All season we have played with two wide men so wide they were rarely in the game; didn't support the midfield; and never got close enough to support the lone striker and usually hit hopeful crosses to the far corner flag. Yesterday we were hitting low balls into the box which are far, far more effective. And playing with one defensive midfielder and one creative central midfielder gave us more fight and thrust in the middle of the park with Ronan dictating play (contrary to what others say). And of course two strikers with Kiltie playing off them made us far more attacking and kept the ball up the park a lot more than usual. So the formation and tactics were a huge plus for me. A far more effective and entertaining way to play football. Just need the right players to carry it off next season.
    10 points
  40. Goodwin isn’t on anywhere near that, you’re miles off.
    10 points
  41. No sure if it was mentioned, A big shout out to Richard Tait for his tackle inside the 6 yard box saved what looked like a certain goal, brilliant timing
    10 points
  42. Surely Joe Shaunessy has been our best signing in recent seasons.
    10 points
  43. Brilliant result for us, a whisker off a 5th place. Jordan Jones absolutely brilliant for us, not even fit yet and is going to get better and better. Joe Shaunghessy is a 10/10 every week for us, rarely has a bad game for us, a brilliant captain as well and we are lucky to have him. Enjoy your’e Saturday night lads.
    10 points
  44. Do we really want this type of character at our club? Not for me.
    10 points
  45. truesaint

    Merry Christmas

    Hope you all have a safe and great xmas you bunch of losers. Draws are ok sometimes. 🤣
    10 points
  46. waldorf34

    St Mirren v Celtic

    Jay Henderson gets the plaudits. but I thought young Dylan Reid had a very disciplined game ,never out of place when required ,for a guy if only 16 it was a first class display of a holding midfielder.
    10 points
  47. I see the dome is down again. Looking at the area around it ,it is possible to build a full size inside football pitch with changing rooms similar to the coveted one in Toryglen ,this would be a great addition to the club ,the town,and the community (most deprived area in Scotland)It could be used for multiple sports and events. This would be a good project for Kibble to commit to the area and run as a community venture.
    10 points
  48. Something that's a bit of a rarity for us in the top flight. Racking up 3 on the spin this early on would be massive and would put real daylight between us and the increasingly isolated bottom 3 which should always be number one priority before we start looking up the table.
    10 points
  49. I must be one of the few people who really rated Cammy, and I believe he will be a top midfielder and will defo get into the St Johnstone team. Thankfully he cant play against us this season. Next season he probably wont have to.... He was never given a decent run in the team. A centre half was used in midfield on Saturday ahead of him !! And this when other midfielders were out suspended etc....... When that happens you know your time is up. Really not best pleased with JG right now. Saturday was shocking......6 at the back and long punts up the park..... Going to be a long season. 10th is looking a tough shout never mind top 6. And I normally an optimist lol😄
    10 points
  50. I’ve read numerous points of view on the whole capacity thing over the last few days. All things considered I’m still of them view the club’s handling of the situation has been completely amateurish and shambolic. That’s despite me having a few days to calm down from my initial reaction. As others have said it’s a complete kick in the stones to loyal fans who go home and away as much as possible to support the team. Their reasoning from the club for the situation is vague at best and communication is a shambles also. I don’t tend to favour the word customer when it comes to supporting your team but any other business bends over backwards not upset their customers or at least resolve issues to keep them happy. Well it appears there are a sh**load of unhappy loyal fans/ customers out there!
    10 points
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