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  1. 1 hour ago, Lord Pityme said:

    Certainly wrong with your last line, childish accusation.

    The bottom line regarding the rest of your post is the fact that yet again the smisa membership are made what they believe to be a cast iron promise, only to see that walked back because the club or committee fancy something else!

    The smisa committee and club didn't tell the potential members during BtB that they didn't have it in them to see the proposal that THEY stood by, through to successful conclusion.

    All the talk of the things Kibble can do better, really means that the current incumbents...

    A. Never had it in them

    B. Just plain lazy

    C. There was always a plan to water fan ownership down...?

    Because they told the membership time and again of the dangers to the club of an outside body taking control.

    So forget what Kibble are good at for one moment, and ask what is failing, and why there is a need to prop the club up immediately?



    Have you never given it thought that in the time of building a business, you see room for improvement or alternative ways of generating additional income in that period of time? There is always room for change for the better.

    Buy the buds is 4 years in and within that time, like any business I am sure there have been may learning curves, just like GS when he took the chairmans role has learned a far deal greater than he did before about the running of a football club.

    The club will STILL be fan owned regardless if the Kibble proposal is approved or not. Kibble are not here to take over, they are here to help generate extra revenue whilst boosting their own profile. As you are very aware, SMISA itself is run by many volunteers who already have full-time jobs elsewhere and dedicate a large chunk of their time to the association. Something I think that at times, these people get very little credit for. 

    I know I am explaining points that you already know and will result in a negative reply, as you have nothing positive to say about either SMISA, Kibble, GS or St. Mirren Football Club in general. 

  2. 7 minutes ago, shull said:

    I am having chicken tonight and what has that got to do with a Governor who is not British ? 

    Celtic and Sevco fans are complicit and condone sectarianism and bigotry in our Beautiful Game. 

    Would not want their sort in our football minded Boardroom. 

    Will end up with 3 Stands being given to those vile fans. 

    Sevco and Celtic need booted out of Scottish Football. 

    Will they help or veto ? 

    Its a shame that you tarnish all old firm fans with the same brush. 

  3. Just now, pod said:

    Everyone at St Mirren would like to wish Ethan all the best during his loan spell. 

    Says nothing about view to buy. :unsure:

    Possibly the club don't want to disclose that publicly, as there is a possibility he may be back and they don't want the player to feel like he doesn't have a future with us.

  4. 4 minutes ago, Bud the Baker said:

    I understand concerns that Kibble are a bigger organisation than Saints and that they might be able to exercise more influence than the 27.5% stake they will hold, it's a valid point and one that SMiSA will I'm sure be aware of now that you've pointed it out, however we were always going to reach "the endgame" when the post-GLS situation had to be sorted. I think overall this seems like a good deal

    • it still leaves SMiSA with overall control of the club (51%)
    • saves the ordinary SMiSA punter some money.
    • gets it all over sooner.

    It brings more expertise onboard, exactly.

    With a successful organisation like Kibble involved, I personally would feel more comfortable post takeover, with another business minded head added to the club to help runnings. 

  5. 1 minute ago, Sonny said:

    From The National ......


    Adam said: “Kibble can bring new resources and expertise to help St Mirren grow as a business – but more than that, it can help grow the club’s reach into the community of Paisley.

    “Over the next few weeks, we’ll be talking to our members about what this means – and hopefully they will be as excited as we are by the possibilities.”

    Jim Gillespie, chief executive of Kibble, commented: "We are incredibly excited by this important plan for both organisations, both of which were founded in Paisley in Victorian times and are a part of the town’s history.

    "The purpose of our proposal is to step up Kibble’s young workforce development programme and improve the future prospects of our young people, including employability options, skills and qualifications. Our executive team has been working on a strategic plan to maximise our opportunities along these lines within St Mirren FC.

    Our plan involves Kibble utilising all of St Mirren’s facilities, including the training ground at Ralston, to provide these opportunities in areas like catering, hospitality and apprenticeships in ground keeping and the various skills required for stadium maintenance.

    "The day-to-day running of the football club will still be done by the professionals at St Mirren who do it well, but they will be supported by Kibble's expertise in areas such as HR, finance, marketing and communications."

    Scott said: "When I took over as chairman and majority shareholder in 2016, it was with the intention of taking the club forward and working with SMISA to create a sustainable and successful fan ownership model.

    “This is the right time, the right corporate partner and the right model. The club is in a very strong place right now – financially, in terms of stadium and academy infrastructure, and the people we have employed at all levels of the football club."




    From what I read, my understanding is that Kibble benefit from using our facilities as well as exposure for the brand tying in with St Mirrens community values.
    In return St Mirren get the highly beneficial access of resources that Kibble have, including a helping hand in areas of the business through employment options. After all they are a CIC company so cannot profit a return.

    They are not here to take over, far from it. SMISA will be majority shareholder at 51%, by time the deal is in place, if it is voted in. GS with his shareholding % along with Kibble will have places on the board due to their shares value and will all have valuable input, though it will be SMISA controlling things by that point with business minded people surrounding them.

  6. 1 hour ago, Lord Pityme said:

    Not getting a game?
    How many times has that been? Behave yourself ffs you're making shit up now.

    Behave myself? You are the one trying to put a negative spin on every topic on here. Every last topic. Agenda against the board, no praise of players, just negative negative negative. 

    Did he play on Sunday? No 
    Did he play against Rangers? Yes, because we relied on extra defenders at the back.
    Did he play against Broxburn? No
    Will Flynn play right back on Saturday if McGinn is still at saints by the transfer window? Most likely

    He is no longer first choice right-back at the moment.

  7. 2 hours ago, Lord Pityme said:

    Both McGinn and Hladky are under contract, the club can easily tell Ross to do one as we need (like Hladky) our best players now!

    Arguably McGinn is of more value... what if we suffer another defensive injury, or the youngsters struggle for form/consistency as they inevitably may at some point.

    He's now currently sitting behind Flynn in the pecking order and I couldn't see that changing anytime soon. We have also filled our centre half roles. He's out of contract end of season, not getting a game (at the moment). Jack Ross was the man that brought him to the club.

    Hibs could have openly looked to sign him on a pre-contract though want him now. It really wouldn't surprise me if the club had spoken to Paul about the interest and he has said he would like to speak to them. Same thing happened with Naismith, ironically the man he's looking to fill the boots of. We sold him off early to Ross County as the player was keen on the move early.

  8. 3 minutes ago, Steg87 said:

    Hi everyone, just posting for the first time, so go easy on me.

    Talking about Strikers....would Goodwille not be a good shout? I know he has problems but seems to be banging them in for Clyde and I would imagine he would be cheapish to buy?

    He just signed a 3 year extension recently with Clyde. Looks like he's happy to stay out of the limelight and play in the lower leagues. 

  9. 16 hours ago, Lord Pityme said:

    So why not the same story as Hladky who is worth more?
    Could be the club need the funds pronto to pay something off?

    Could it be that Hladky is valued as a player who can win you points (shut-outs) as was Morgan for his match winning attributes.

    Hladky has also made it known where his ambitions are to play his football. Put it this way, he won't e short of offers in the summer and will most likely get a move to the level he seeks.

  10. 22 minutes ago, Ronnie said:

    The link Munoz just posted basically says Jack Ross contacted us but expected to be told to F Off when that didn't happen it's moved on to him probably signing for Hibs.

    Imo that would suggest Goodwin was happy to let him go not as Goodwin is hinting keeping an unhappy player, looks to me like this particular player was made unhappy by the club agreeing to transfer him in middle of the season where he has played nearly every match when fit.

    Could Goody, Tony or Gus have pulled Paul aside and said, look Hibs have shown an interest in signing you. We don't want to deny you an opportunity you may want to take up. Paul has possibly said he'd be interested. Would assume if there was any truth to my theory, then there was no intention of a contract renewal? 

  11. 42 minutes ago, St.Ricky said:

    A bit high on the few B.. Although I would love you to be right!  Don't disagree too much with your other comments. 

    We received around £25k for Jason Naismith when Ross County wanted to bring him in early after agreeing a pre-contract. I would expect something similar, though a bonus if we do get more, as we are not exactly in a position to release a consistent great performer without there being something in return for it.

  12. 17 minutes ago, mattman said:


    Personally don't think he is what we need. He's at a good age, though he has been a journeyman and scored very few goals in his career so far. Wasn't overly impressed with him at St Johnstone.
    We need someone with a decent goal ratio to their name

  13. 23 hours ago, Hambud said:

    You sure its celtic? Going by his brothers twitter posts he is of the other persuasion.

    Anyway hope he manages a recovery, seems to have set back after set back unfortunately.

    He said so in the 1877 supporters club after one of the games a couple of years ago when Alan Wardrop said to him about coming from Celtic family he said he was a Celtic supporter

  14. 56 minutes ago, Sweeper07 said:

    NAW that is not our AIM. We are progressing every year and if we finish on better goal difference but the same points as any other team we pick up more prise money. If it happens to stop us being in the play-off,  then that is better than having to be in the play-off... is that not simple enough for you?

    So tell us about you top notch outlook  - we could all do with a laugh :bounce2

    TRY reading previous post about how others have fared there this season . . . then re-read it and see if you can get it to stay in your head for more than a few milliseconds . . :hammer

    For me, this year is all about gaining stability within the squad, management and avoiding the relegation playoffs. For me that would be good enough progress in our first full season with our manager. Anything above that is an added bonus. 

  15. It almost worked last night, but we never quite seen it through. The goal we lost was one of those ones, ricochet of the ball and in the back of the net. 

    I agree with how we set up was the right approach, though the only criticism if any i will give, is that we left it too late in the game to make the changes to put more forward thinking players on the park. 

    Rangers were expected on their first home game back from winter break to be on a high, though we frustrated them.

    We move on and look forward to a more positive tactical approach in our next game as Goody made us aware of.

  16. Oli Shaw is half decent, though I think he would be too high a risk of a signing to part with 6 figures. In total he has only had around a season and a halves worth of first team football at Hibs and that includes championship level.

    I wouldn't be surprised if we see a player come in from overseas, with our scouting range we have in place now.

  17. 9 minutes ago, Lord Pityme said:

    You have to think if Goody can add another proven or even young hungry striker this month then we will be an entirely different and much more potent force going forward.
    Big question is how will the new look defence bed in? It was only a trading game on Saturday, and Brox barely got in our half. Once it twice though our backline looked all at sea. Hopefully just settling in lapses.

    Yeah, we won't see anymore teams come to Paisley with 9 men in and around the box at every saints attack. 

    I'm confident however that the news boys will be ready and what better way to start with your league debut against one of the tougher opponents away from home.

  18. 18 minutes ago, Sonny said:

    I reckon Morias gets on a lot better playing wide where he has time and space. He did get a couple of decent shots in late in the game when he moved further out from the middle.

    And from Saturday's brief appearance McGrath looks like he would be a great no 10 playing just off a striker.

    He was magnificent out wide vs Killie. With space to run, instead of holding the ball up to beat the last man, is where he seems more effective.

  19. 26 minutes ago, JM1 said:

    Goody confirmed at yesterday's press conference that we weren't in for Middleton anyway. Last time we made any enquiries was in the summer and he picked Hibs. emoji2371.png

    Seems like we have our eye on a couple of other players going by his interview. He said we are in no major panic to bring anyone else in though the one or two we are looking at would add quality to the squad and may be too good to pass up. Something along those lines.

  20. 7 hours ago, munoz said:

    Has only played 21 games for Rangers and Hibs combined, but still experience. 

    You have to wonder why his loan at Hibs was cut short, and he never played from October onwards.  

    I don't think he ever fitted Hibs' system and seemed to have players in front of him in the pecking. They seemed very overloaded in midfield. Much easier to cut a loan short than try and offload a contracted player. 

  21. 3 hours ago, melmac said:

    Certain green n white websites saying they got considerably more than what they paid us and that we could be due upto 25% of the profit.

    I seen it reported somewhere that the fee Celtic received was around  £450k. I find that hard to believe, if they have made a 'considerable profit' as mentioned from Parkhead. Maybe thats an upfront with add-ons, or then again it may be pish reporting?

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