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  1. 16 hours ago, Transfer news said:

    Going by his Instagram he flew over on the 27th of September so he has been training with us for some time now

    I wonder why he hasn't featured in any unders games yet as a trialist, unless there are some rules against it for overseas trialists.

  2. On 10/22/2019 at 5:08 PM, NB18 said:





    "SciSports is excited to announce that as of now, St. Mirren FC and SciSports will be collaborating in the field of player scouting. With the addition of SciSports’ data intelligence to the scouting department, the Scottish Premiership club is broadening its options on the recruitment side."


    Gus MacPherson, Technical Director of St. Mirren FC: “We are delighted to be teaming up with SciSports as we look to enhance our recruitment model. Working with SciSports will allow us access to a large database of players and help us find new talent from a number of different markets. It’s an exciting partnership for both the club and SciSports and we are looking forward to working with them.



    Am i the only one that thinks its a bit of a risk public letting other clubs know how you scout players with potential of them copying your model if you unearth some gems?

  3. 19 hours ago, Hands of stone said:

    McWhirter was a very decent player but in no way whatsoever can be considered our greatest ever player. Are we talking about appearances here? Skill? Captaincy? Because the likes of Shuggie played a lot of games but was 1st division player. I think it has to be somebody who stood out in the top flight like Fitzy or Jack Copland. Ian Scanlon or Peter Weir types. People saying Yardley is laughable. Good servant to club but no-where near good enough for top flight.

    Yardley was one of my favourite players from the past, though a tongue in cheek moment from myself suggesting he was our greatest ever player. 

  4. 49 minutes ago, Kemp said:

    What role he isn't suited for? Striker?

    I think we need to be more cautious in recruiting from League 2 in England. They may get paid well down there but Sam Foley aside the quality doesn't seem to be far removed from the V9 Academy!


    Harry Davis was a decent signing from that level too to be fair. His goalscoring record isnt that bad for a guy in and out of starting lineups. 

    The jury is out on our front two I agree, though have we given them a decent run of playing together? 

    So far, it just doesn't seem to work with Morias as the lone striker. Did Hasselbaink (similar build to Morias) not play with big Thommohawk upfront when he was with us? A little and large partnership may be the answer.

    Alternatively i'd like to see us start with both Durmus and McAllister on the wings, with a target man in either Cooke or Obika to deliver crosses in to. 

  5. 2 hours ago, Lord Pityme said:


    With Shankland now having scored three times more goals than our whole team by September!, being touted for a full Scotland debut as well as tracked by the OF and clubs down south...

    How does the decision to splash out on signing McAllister stack up, given in his own words he expects to be carrying his injury/ fitness problems for as long as he plays?

    Wasn't it obvious who we should have signed?


    Shankland who received a 6 figure signing on fee and a 6 figure annual salary by signing for Dundee utd. 

  6. 7 minutes ago, The Bishop said:

    This guy seems to be the latest in a long line of truly awful strikers we have had in the Premiership. Almost all our best chances in recent matches have fallen to him whether it be 1 on 1's or crosses he hasn't connected properly with. He also cant seem to run and control the ball at the same time. The ball doesn't stick when played up to him and I haven't seen him win a header yet. Mullen and Obika did more in 2 minutes than he did in the previous 75. He seemed to be trying too hard on his debut now he just seems sluggish.

    We can only live in hope that he will significantly improve but I remember thinking that about Ball, Bahooken , Marwood etc etc in recent times.  He needs to be given a rest to brush up on his game in training.



    Thing is, he probably is doing well in training hence being front of the pecking order. 

  7. On 9/14/2019 at 2:11 PM, Kemp said:

    Flynn and Foley is understandable, but Cammy MacPherson is on the bench ahead of McGinn today.

    McGinn also hasn’t been picked for the reserve games recently either.

    Unless there is another injury then it looks like he is being frozen out.

    My only take on Cammy being in front of Mcginn, would be his versatility if required to fill more than one position on the field. It seems that the gaffer wants to fill his bench with more attacking minded players. Interested to see what Djorkaeff has to offer when given the opportunity. 

  8. 12 hours ago, paisleysaint1973 said:

    The bottom line here is we are seriously lacking goals form the team not just the forwards. WE need goals from all around the team, service needs to be better we need more pace in the team. Maybe start with both McAllister and Dumus on either side the forwards dont fill me with alot of confidence but service is needed and others need to step up with goals as well. 

    I have a feeling with our attacking options in midfield we will see more chances converted in these positions. Tony Andreu if starting or at least having some involvement in a game, could easily see him bag at least 10 goals this season. I'm quite confident of that. 

    I still think it's still early days for our front pairing at the moment to judge character. That Obika goal on Saturday was clearly onside.

  9. On 9/4/2019 at 5:57 PM, Isle Of Bute Saint said:

    I dont get a SMISA forum if no one from SMISA answers anything. Even a brief statement would go a long way. 

    Because it's a public playground...sorry forum, not an official SMISA forum. Why should they get caught up on all the madness and loonies, when they can simply reply via email or take a phone call to an enquiry. All this section of the forum seems to bring, is by the large part, people shooting down anything SMISA are doing.

  10. 3 minutes ago, Cornwall_Saint said:

    Who have we got to cover Waters (who will already be missing for Killie matches) and Paul McGinn?

    He’s also 35 now and we have no idea how long it’ll be before he starts to go into major decline. Kirk was one of my favourite players back in his early years with us, and his performances after the PCA was signed were phenomenal, but we already have one centre back who is in that stage of his career.

    Kirky can play at left-back if required. Cammy MacPherson can play right-back.

    I understand where you are coming from with regards to age, though the difference between Kirky and GMack, is that the latter has had ongoing injuries for most of his career, whereas Broadfoot hasn't. 

  11. 21 minutes ago, doonhamer said:

    Strikes me as a “meh” signing. Two year deal for a player who one of our rivals was happy to offload seems a bit generous. Would rather we had gone for Naismith. (Or Popescu, obviously).

    Naismith is more of a full-back, something that we have cover on for that right side. He hasn't played centre half for some time. I'd also imagine his wages would have been a stumbling block. 

    Popescu, well his agent ruined that one for him, by moving the goalposts on the contract. The club moved on quickly and that ship has probably sailed, unless an opportunity comes back in January, though it would command a fee at the end of the day.

    Broadfoot knows the league, has bags of experience and he has been at the club before, working under Gus. Can also deputise at left back if required.

  12. 14 hours ago, Julian Banjos said:

    Given McLoughlin's efforts on Saturday, this is reassuring. Loved big Kirkie the first time round and his song must be resurrected!


    I remember him bursting onto the scene as a teenager scoring 2 excellent goals from outside the box at Somerset. I think he may have played midfield that day? Even after settling into being a centre-half he was partial to the odd marauding run through the midfield.


    Gus talked him up as being one of the most committed players at the club. Would always stay behind after training when others were away home. No surprise he's had a good career, even managing a goal for Scotland.





    I think he made his debut earlier than expected, which followed by him working his way into the first team in a more regular basis.

    I remember that debut and thinking, this lads only 17/18, hes an absolute tank!

    We were very fortunate that when he was at Hibs prior to us, the commute from Ayrshire was getting to much and he moved to us.

    I had my doubts last night when i first heard the news due to his age, though if he has looked after himself, many pros have played to this age and beyond and done well.

  13. 19 minutes ago, faraway saint said:

    More than we got for Ian Ferguson? 

    I believe so. Today's market value for a player, if McGinn goes on to have a magnificent first season in the EPL, I wouldn't imagine his value would be any less than £30m and that's if Villa would be prepared to sell at that price considering they just signed him on a new 5 year deal.

    I think we have already surpassed the Ferguson fee with the sell-on and add-ons from Hibs' deal with Villa.

  14. On 8/31/2019 at 12:50 PM, Prague Buddie said:

    I like this interpretation too, but if you heard JG at the Q&A then he ISN'T led to believe that. He believes quite the opposite in fact. 

    But on the same night, Tony Fitz nodded at the back of the room when Jim said "you would need to ask Tony". Stewart Gilmour also confirmed this a couple of weeks ago to someone I know whi was talking pre match to him in the supporters bar.

  15. On 8/31/2019 at 9:58 AM, Big Yards said:

    We've had our 33% of the hibs sale. That's it over

    Not according to Tony Fitz and Stewart Gilmour.

    Both have said we still profit from any Hibs profit, so it's most likely one more move will be out lot and probably our biggest income in our history for a player.

  16. 5 hours ago, Maboza said:

    This sort of thing is what has stopped me ever getting involved in BTB.  

    I'd love to give my money towards the purchase of our football club but I just don't want to see it squandered away. 

    I simply can't see the apparent complexity of running the BTB operation as it currently stands and what really is to be gained by this expenditure other than freeing up committee/admin time (which is currently unquantified).

    There's a reasonable size membership of approx. 1200. The majority of those are overwhelmingly, primarily interested in the purchase of the club. That's why there's limited engagement in £2 pot votes, AGM's and meetings. 

    It begs the question - what exactly do SMISA intend to do with the 1200 members that requires these additional bells and whistles from a CRM system?

    As others have suggested - maybe we have people within BTB that could deliver this?  

    I also would share the question as to how exactly this came about and regarding the provider being Glasgow-based when there is a big marketplace. 

    Finally, given that we apparently aren't looking to use the full features of this product initially - what does that mean when we do need to unlock additional functionality? Does that result in additional product cost and increased maintenance/support cost? 


    SMiSA are in the process of taking over a football club in the next few years. Would you rather they worked off a spreadsheet or alternatively a two bob system done on the cheap to run a professional organisation going forward? You can't fully depend on an individual or a group of individuals especially on a voluntarily basis to be always available and to respond to everything required for members. If this system takes the weight off of the volunteer committee members and actually benefits SMISA as a whole too, then it is a worthwhile purchase. You can't have a manual process forever. 


    It really depends  on an individuals knowledge know how of technology, to actually appreciate how it works and the value behind cost. That is not a dig, it is purely fact. 






  17. On 8/20/2019 at 10:56 PM, oaksoft said:

    A content Management system.

    I can understand why they would want one TBH but not having anyone onboard prepared to create a simple website with one is an expensive problem.

    ETA. Thinking anout this a bit more, £4200 for a website is pretty expensive. A decent freelancer would charge about £30 to £50 an hour so that's around 100 hours work. What on earth do they need which requires nearly 3 weeks of continuous work given that they are currently getting by on spreadsheets?

    From experience, it all depends how complex the job is. You are correct with your estimations of a freelance design/developer rate up here, though agencies will charge 2-3 times that up here and at least 4-5 times that down south and something like this would require a programmer too which is higher again.

    From a professional web design/development perspective, every job is different and you are paying for the time required. If you do an actual project breakdown on time there is more understanding where time is spent on a project. Depending the project £4200 is actually not that bad. Being in the industry in an agency environment I have seen website being built for £35k upwards.

    Wix and the likes are okay for small website jobs, for business owners with no budget, though web development and programming are professional skills in itself that requires going to uni to get the correct qualifications and knowledge.

    This is more than just a website.

  18. Dundee Utd heavily invested in bringing in Cammy. It hasn't worked out for whatever reason. He was played in his preferred position and still fell down the pecking order after been given his chance. May be more to the personality of the player if it's not a lack of ability.

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