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Graeme Aitken

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About Graeme Aitken

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  • Birthday February 14

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  • Location
    Romford, Essex.
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    St Mirren, Football coaching, Golf & The Winkle Bar

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  1. Graeme Aitken

    Golf and Golfing

    don't mind the walk down the 1st or the 18th but the rest of it, yes, oxygen helps. I play when the midgies are asleep. Playing Crondon Park in Stock (Essex) tomorrow, never played there. The 18th is meant to be a monster of a hole.
  2. Graeme Aitken

    Golf and Golfing

    Never played Bentley. I think Joy Fook is still there. Got a mate in Kelvedon Hatch but never pay attention down that stretch of the Ongar Road. If you are ever down this way again & fancy a round. Give me a shout
  3. Graeme Aitken

    Golf and Golfing

    Just thinking, the Brentwood Course you played, was that at King Georges Park in Brentwood? If so, that's Hartswood GC. Quite a few football pitches on the approach to the clubhouse through the park Brentwood GC was Weald Park GC, down Coxtie Green Road (off the Ongar Road at Pilgrims Hatch). I haven't played Hartswood in 20+ years but my mates have recently and really like it. Romford GC is a lovely course. I was told they are right up themselves and the £70 a round puts many off. I played there for the 1st time recently and loved it. Playing there on 21st.
  4. Graeme Aitken

    Golf and Golfing

    A lot of investment has gone into Brentwood since it got bought over a couple of years ago and changed name from Weald Park. It is turning out to be a really good course. At Stapleford Abbotts, the Abbotts has matured well and is now a cracking course. The Priors has not yet recovered from the work done when they dumped millions of tonnes of excavations from Crossrail on it. Mounds and hills all over it now, the 11th, 12th & 13th all shielded from the M25 by high banking. Stapleford Abbotts does NHS & Emergency Services discount at £10 per round Hainault still has the Top & Lower courses. They now book tee times and it has had some investment too. Gone are the days, you turned up and queued and ended up going round in 6 hours. I'll fire over to Enfield sometime and give Trent Park a go. Always good to play new courses.
  5. Graeme Aitken

    The 3 Monthly Spend

    luckily for St Mirren, generous folks like yourself (& I am not suggesting folk who don't sponsor a player are not generous) don't mind which player they sponsor. hopefully, they'll all get sponsored soon
  6. Graeme Aitken

    The 3 Monthly Spend

    Unbelievable that SMISA were waiting in the wings to sponsor the next player signed when St Mirren have players signed already whose kit is not yet sponsored. Bring that to today, players with kit sponsorship available (according to official website) Cody Cooke Ryan Flynn Josh Heaton Jeff King Jordan Kurkpatrick Gary Mackenzie Ian Mcshane Ross Stewart Cameron Macpherson Danny Rogers 10 of 23 (listed) 1st team players have, Home or away kit available to sponsor. Some have both. Suggests to me, there is no one waiting in the wings for the next player signed but it also demonstrates, other opportunities for new money to generate revenue. Stone the crows, Adam Eckersly has home and away kit sponsored but he is pictured in last season' kit. They could at least stick the current strip on the fella if the club are accepting peoples money to sponsor it. Get it sorted Stubbsy.
  7. Graeme Aitken

    Golf and Golfing

    Played The Burstead Golf Course in Billericay on Tuesday. Courses down here have taken a battering because of the continued heatwave but the course was still in good nick. Me & my mates play a few courses down here, if any golfers on here are down this way & looking for a course to play (east London/Essex), these courses are private but all welcoming Stapleford Abbotts GC (Abbotts Course} Brentwood GC The Burstead GC (Billericay) Toot Hill GC (Ongar) Stockbrook Manor GC (Billericay) Epping GC Top Meadow (Upminster) West Essex GC (Chingford) Romford GC public courses decent to play Hainault Forest GC (best to book a tee time) Hobbs Cross GC (nr Epping) by the M25/M11 junction) turn up and play. 9 hole course & 9 hole par 3 course. (I take my son her as he can hit most greens on the par 3 in 1 or 2 strokes)
  8. Graeme Aitken

    Stubbsy Says...........

    No doubt's about that But he had his national teams supporters working themselves into a self gratifying frenzy on his every word during the world cup. Him and Jack, having a chat would be primetime.
  9. Graeme Aitken

    The 3 Monthly Spend

    I had thought about that as I typed, however, you make my point beautifully. The ink is barely dry (as you acknowledge) and sponsorship was announced within an hour with SMISA named as the sponsor of the home kit. I find it unbelievable that SMISA were waiting in the wings for the next signing to come along, especially as a couple of players already signed still don't have a home or away kit sponsored. If it was a case of just being allocated, SMISA would have sponsored a players kit already. The Club could have at least made an effort to find an external sponsor and attempted to bring new money into The Club.
  10. Graeme Aitken

    Stubbsy Says...........

    When Gareth Southgate calls Jack to talk about any of his players (in the future), playing for England, it'll be like a clash of the articulate football titans
  11. Graeme Aitken

    The 3 Monthly Spend

    I agree to a certain point about the vested interest but ffs. St Mirren employ a commercial manager. No effort has been made to find a sponsor for the fellas home shirt, thus bringing new money into The Club who are Black & White Sportswear? Never heard of them but since they are sponsoring the away kit and I am now aware of them, would like to have a look at their stuff. Google search only brings up a company in Tokyo
  12. Graeme Aitken

    The 3 Monthly Spend

    £350 to sponsor a players home shirt & £300 to sponsor the away shirt. (according to official site) No doubt, in the depths of the small print, it will be etched, a clause allowing SMISA to spend funds without referring to the membership. I wouldn't be too bothered about it, no doubt either, if it went to the members, it would be a yes vote anyway. They've just cut out the middle 1200 & something in the middle. More importantly £113k for J McGinn in 2015 £278k for K Mcallister 2017 £306k for S Mallan 2017 £306k for L Morgan in 2018 Undisclosed ££££££k from J McGinn sell on clause. All speculation of whatever the money St Mirren will receive from the sell on but if it isn't a million quid, it aint a kick on the arse away from that. Added to the £1003000 (of course some will have been spent already) but that is around 2 million quid if speculation is close ish, on transfer fees in since John McGinn toddled off to Hibs. The jist for me is, That ring fenced money doesn't need to be looked at or thought of again until the day arrives to burst open the bank to pay GLS his money and buy that majority shareholding. When that happens and St Mirren is genuinely owned by its supporters, I expect GLS to stand for election as Chairman & he'd have my vote.
  13. Graeme Aitken

    Saints Fan Wants Compensation

    Hopefully, Stubbsy sorts it out and gets the perpetrator of this heinous crime hitting the net instead of hitting Row A, B C, D, E, F, G, H, I or J
  14. Graeme Aitken

    Saints Fan Wants Compensation

    For time and memorial, balls have been flying off the pitch/into the stands from wayward shots and deliberate clearances at football matches. In our case, since 1877 To date, most folk take reasonable care, even over the park in millions of matches the world over every week, folk take care not to get hit by a stray ball but one fella at a St Mirren match gets hit by a stray ball and it's the clubs responsibility?? By entering the ground, each and every one of us is responsible for making sure we keep an eye for loose balls coming our way & taking appropriate action. The guy should be embarrassed for even thinking about going to the paper, never mind turning up at the ground, broken specs and St Mirren scarf on for a photo a few months after the incident giving it large about "clashing" with the football club he (and we) support. It is absolutely absurd, that the fella even thought of taking the action he has. Choice of Club, who the majority appear to believe are not responsible or an individual who is giving it poor me.? That all said, If GLS reads this thread, perhaps, he'll speak to SMISA about putting the remaining £18.77 from the BTB's 3 monthly spend pots to the SMISA membership for a Supporters Compo Pot. It'll only take 15 three monthly spends to pay for them specs
  15. Graeme Aitken

    Saints Fan Wants Compensation

    I find it shocking that in 65 years supporting St Mirren, it never twigged that he might get hit by a stray ball if he stood behind the goal. Next he'll want to sue god/the council/any hapless f**ker for him getting wet when it rains.
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