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  1. 26 minutes ago, Cookie Monster said:


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    I hadn't even noticed in that game. He must be making his way back if its been a fitness issue. I would also imagine if Brophy leaves in the next window, he may get his chance.

  2. On 11/17/2022 at 12:05 PM, Sue Denim said:

    Olusanya was signed on a 2 year contract in the summer. We need to get offload someone if he’s to get a chance

    And Jamieson is now 20 years old and the leading scorer in League One.

    There seems to be a lot of silence over Olusanya. Barely kicked a ball in the first team and no status on his fitness. He isn't even making the bench. 

  3. 15 hours ago, Cookie Monster said:



    The additional 1000 are not all sales as they include many free and at reduced price.

    We have increased the number of tickets for schools and groups, where we are trying to gain future buds.

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    They may not be all monetary sales or at the same price the blue and green were paying, though we are now building up our fan base and improving on the park and the match day experience, so that people will come back again and again. At  a young age, a lot of kids are still unsure who they support if they are not regularly seeing 'their team' play in the flesh. 

    Imagine you were a young kid from Paisley or surrounding areas who has been influenced by either side of the green or blue, whether it be through family or being outnumbered at school, though turn up at these games and see us competing and winning these games, instead of being cannon fodder in a hostile environment.

  4. 14 hours ago, Oldfellow said:

    I feel much happier and more comfortable with the old firm only having one stand. I think it may also have helped the team performance. Clearly the attendances have been good compared to previous seasons but I do have one question. How does the income compare with previous seasons playing the OF? I don't know how many attending are paying the full whack and how many are freebies or concessions. In short are we losing income even though the attendances are good? It may well be the case that it's worthwhile even if we lose some income . I'd just like to know and will ask the question at the AGM.

    This is a long term project with a short term loss imo. I for one have felt the match day atmosphere vs both Celtic & The Rangers to and from the game and in the ground watching the game a much more pleasant experience. Its felt a much safer environment that I would consider taking my kids to.

    It's evident on paper that our own support gates are up, whether that is at a lesser monetary value or not I'm not sure.

    That is worth it absolutely for me, to the alternative blue or green pound.

    We just need to follow through now with a higher league finish etc.

  5. 13 hours ago, shull said:


    Very good point made by Robbo. 

    If there is a handball from the fakes on the build up to the St. Mirren handball in the box, surely it has to be taken back from there and reviewed if its part of the attacking play? After all, that's how we got penalised a couple of weeks ago, when Baccus was alleged to have fouled the Dundee Utd player before Ayunga scored, resulting in goal chopped off. 

  6. On 9/23/2022 at 10:36 PM, waldorf34 said:

    Giffnock soccer just got themselves £250k in funding for 2 new 3g pitches ,maybe they could show our club how to go about getting external funding  ,cos our lot have no idea !

    Im sure the dome was part funded by SportScotland. I could be wrong though.

  7. On 9/12/2022 at 7:35 PM, Callum Gilhooley said:

    You could say that about anything I suppose ,  does that mean we do without a community asset because of morons ? 
    I think the Dome is great and has served us well , I’d like to see it replaced  but id rather we replace it with a more permanent structure but again it all comes down to cost .

    It's a real shame as its is a unique facility within the community and houses many kids football run events, charitable causes and obviously like yourself, the repeat weekly booking slots. I think cheapest replacement would be to turn it into an outdoor 7s/8s pitch, though ideally a permanent indoor facility would be better.

    The upkeep on the dome due to the elements and this recent issue, must be costing the club not only on repairs, though weeks and weeks of bookings that wouod have already been in place.

  8. 4 hours ago, bazil85 said:

    You mean apart from us paying six figures for a manager & a complete lack of evidence for financial hardship? 

    As has been pointed out to you before, it seems like the confusion has been linked to the Covid loan we took, just like all other top flight clubs bar Celtic. 

    You’re desperate for the club to be in financial difficulty, so much so you’re fabricating worry. 

    Without knowing too much, I'd imagine the overspend as you have said was used to cover losses during lockdown with the loan. These loans have a 0% (I think) 20 year payback period

  9. 18 hours ago, Callum Gilhooley said:

    What’s the story with Finlayson ? Is his loan spell simply a long goodbye ?  

    Never understood that one 🤷‍♂️

    For his age, he never impressed me that much from what I had seen albeit not very much minutes.

    The fact he was loaned out to League 2 last season, when at his age, he should have been playing closer to championship level, maybe shows his ability. 
    He has a year left, so wouldn't be surprised if it's just a matter of Linfield paying his last year.


  10. 14 hours ago, W6er said:

    Rangers fans have been given three stands and YET there are still some in the home end, and what's more they don't even hide it!


     9:29 - 9:32, immediately after Livingston score there are groups of people who don't cheer. Also the singing afterwards, around 9:52, they appears evident.

    Then watch 12:10 onwards. Rangers score and people blatantly celebrate in the home end. 




    9,672 was the official attendance, which means there was probably close to (I guess) 8500 Rangers fans. 

  11. On 7/26/2022 at 3:36 PM, Cumbriansaint72 said:

    Apart from the Glasgow 2, the Edinburgh 2 and Aberdeen probably don't feel the need to sell potential future assets for lets face it ridiculous sums like the 125k allegedly for Dylan Reid who could be worth so much more in future or indeed sell for low amounts with God knows how many sell on clauses which no guarantee of future payments. 

    According to the SMISA meeting notes, Celtics offer included a 30% sell-on fee.  Selling at his development fee just now with a big sell-on fee now, whilst we have a bargaining tool, is better than having no negotiation other than the dev fee next summer.Interested clubs will see less risk in this model, instead of paying a larger upfront fee plus a sell-on as good as that for us.

  12. A few ways this could play out.

    A) Rangers table an acceptable bid with a tidy sell on included this summer and he's off. They have already tabled a bid before Celtic so they are genuinely interested

    B ) He gets a good run in the first team with us this season and attracts many other suitors, potentially leaving his options more open in the next window.

    C ) He stays with us till end of season. running down his contract and joins Rangers for dev fee only. Would feel this is the one that scanners us most as we don't have a bargaining tool by this point and we have pretty much developed a player for them in our first team.

    £125k to any top club outside of Scotland is absolute pennies.

  13. 32 minutes ago, mattman said:

    Best away top & unveil in my lifetime by a country mile! Very impressed! You’ll probably find a lot of people with no affiliation with the club will end up buying it as it’s rather appealing, and one you’ll see saints fans wearing 20 years down the line. Might buy 2 😂

    Here, the Kelvin Homes is going for top dollar on eBay, you just never know its value in years to come.

  14. 3 minutes ago, JJ McG said:

    Brophy has 2 left I’m sure, I’m hoping for big things from him this season, Robinson rates him, I think he’s going to be a lot fitter this season.

    Aye your right. Only 1 year into a 3 year contract. Probably feels longer since we had him for the loan spell prior to his contract kicking in.

  15. 37 minutes ago, TopCat said:

    Yeh we did, both of them got released by Rangers (lol).

    With Reid it's obvious he has no interest at being at the club beyond next summer and he will certainly not be signing another deal with us. We either let him go now and accept a deal that we can tailor to what we believe is best for the club long term, or let him go for a development fee next summer, where we will have much less control. There's no third option.

    I can't see him getting many minutes this season, so him leaving now is not going to have a great impact on the first team. He will be below O'Hara, Baccus and Erhahon and probably Flynn too for the centre midfield position.  So yeah, i'd be inclined to take the money and the add ons now as opposed to going down the development fee route.

    He's at a difficult place in his development at the moment. He's probably not good enough or ready yet to hold down a first team regular place, though he possibly could a year from now. He will be gone by then.

    Cashing in now is the most sensible thing to do. He is fortunate with the clubs who are showing an interest in him. Add in at least a non-negotiable 20% sell-on and add-ons for appearances.

  16. I wasn't at the game on Saturday, so I don't have an idea of how we played, though what I can't understand is how a part-time team, who have had less time pre-season training than us to prepare for these games, can come away with victory and hold their own? Do they take a different mental approach to these games and we still use it as a 'pre-season'?

    It doesn't worry me in the slightest that we were defeated in this game with it being so early on, though the comparison to resources etc, I would have expected us to pick up the required points.

  17. On 7/9/2022 at 11:48 PM, billyg said:

    Looks like we've accepted their offer , whatever it is , but that might not be a bad move. I'm not sure if he would want to go there and someone else will surely put in a better offer , and with add-ons we'll make much more from him that way than we would by letting his contract expire and us getting a development fee with no add-ons ! One way or other , he's not going to play much for the first team !

    This is a fair assessment of the situation. In a perfect scenario, he would have been ready to claim a place in the starting lineup, though I guess he would need to wait his chance. Very few come through at his age and stake a regular place in the starting lineup. Probably have to go as far back as John McGinn, who never done so until he was approaching his 18th birthday. Dylan is out of contract next summer and I am sure he would move on next summer if it wasn't this summer, as interest seems high.

    I'd imagine for an offer of £125k, there must be a decent sell-on fee for us.

  18. 18 hours ago, Ethan said:

    The cash Aberdeen will get from selling Ramsey will give them plenty money to get Dunne

    I never actually considered this.

    Scales could be brought in as their left-back or their centre half, with Dunne doing a similar job.
    I doubt they would spend 350k, though may come back with an improved offer.

  19. 2 hours ago, MenstrieSaint said:

    I would like to see Gogic play in a back three and be the player that can carry the ball forward from defence or move into a holding midfield role if there is a change of set up mid game .

    As for Brophy, I always thought he played well , even if he wasn't among the goals .  Our play is often too tippy tappy and allows teams to get behind the ball to easy .

    I'm hoping the players we are signing will allow us to transition from defence to attack a lot faster .

    One thing that got me thinking was the difference Gogic could have potentially made to out starting 11, if Goody had managed to sign him first time round before he went to Hibs a couple of years ago. 

  20. 1 hour ago, djchapsticks said:

    I'm not disagreeing too much but he contributed more in way of goals and assists playing in a wide role for his side than someone like Jordan Jones did for ours. 

    Yeah I agree its unfair to label a player rubbish due to his small goals return, when it seems he has been playing out wide most of his career.

    He's been labelled a wide player/striker, though seems to have played the majority if not the latter part of his career 'out wide'. Jay Henderson has 2 goals from playing in a wide position, doesn't make him a bad player.

  21. 1 hour ago, Mainstand Sweary Mob said:

    Hope it's shite. We need him next season to be playing more. What we have seen of him, i don't think he looks out of place.
    What I have seen of Aberdeen's Ramsay I didn't think much of him, but here we are seeing things coming out Liverpool and Leeds Talkin £4m. This article is saying 6 figures for Reid. We need to be integrating the academy players more, trying to get them on longer deals and trying to make more money like rival teams like Aberdeen, who are currently below us.

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    I was hoping that change of manager, may convince him he has more playing time, IF Robinsons sees him in the mould of a regular starter.

  22. 11 minutes ago, TopCat said:

    We did push for a three, he just didn't want to sign it - understandably. We'd have signed him on a five year deal if he was up for it. He could have left for next to nothing before he turned 16, so him signing for us in the first place was a decent coup, he had plenty of suitors then. We cannot force talented young guys like this to sign long term deals, sadly!

    I know there was probably a bit of pressure on Goodwin to play him at such a young age last season, so it looks like we may have to sell this summer if he isn't guaranteed regular game time and all we would get is a dev fee next summer. 

    Would be hoping for something close to John McGinn's sell-on or at least alternative add-ons.

    When you see the likes of Ramsay after one season at Aberdeen and Doig after one season at Hibs being touted for big money moves, it makes you wonder if he had more exposure this season, could we have added value to his price tag? 

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