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    W6er got a reaction from smfcmcg in Why isn't there a St. Mirren Just Giving page?   
    It surely hasn't escaped your attention that the club's revenue streams - which, to quote you, 'keep a club alive' - have recently dried up? Some season ticket holders are demanding refunds, there are no gate receipts from matches, I'm unsure whether the TV broadcasters will honour their contracts in full now, the airdome is closed as is the club shop.
    I'm just a regular fan. I only joined SMISA last month. I would prefer to leave the crowdfunding to people who hold positions within the club, especially when nobody will have heard of me.
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    W6er got a reaction from yorkshire saint in Why isn't there a St. Mirren Just Giving page?   
    There's been this terrible pandemic, known as Covid-19, which resulted in the league being postponed. This has left clubs with expenses but little income, as there are no gate receipts. Anybody would think you live on some remote island... 
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    W6er got a reaction from St.Ricky in Plans for next season   
    7/7 split means no games for one team every round of fixtures.
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    W6er got a reaction from St.Ricky in Plans for next season   
    According to the Edinburgh News, the proposal is unofficial and believed to be proposed by one of the 42 clubs:
     https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/sport/football/celtic/spfl-reconstruction-how-14-team-scottish-premiership-and-revamped-lower-leagues-will-look-2519779
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    W6er got a reaction from St.Ricky in Plans for next season   
    I'm assuming that the top tier's point won't be annulled. However 'SPL 2' will surely have to start with 0 points.
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    W6er got a reaction from St.Ricky in Plans for next season   
    I suggested the regionalised lower leagues myself some time ago, but I hate the proposals outlined above. I think there should be a 14 team league with a split - the top six Premier sides playing one another home and away, and the bottom eight do the same. The top six sides are likely to progress in the cups and will often have the distraction of European games too, so playing fewer games will arguably benefit them. 
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    W6er got a reaction from chalky1 in Why isn't there a St. Mirren Just Giving page?   
    There's a fundraising effort already in place for St. Mirren: https://donateaticket.com/donate/st-mirren/ - it just needs a club official to give the site permission.
    I understand the website is a not-profit venture.
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    W6er reacted to Yflab in Why isn't there a St. Mirren Just Giving page?   
    To be fair you follow that advice every Saturday......the rest I agree with.
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    W6er reacted to faraway saint in Why isn't there a St. Mirren Just Giving page?   
    I don't understand, is this a serious suggestion?
    How the feck are players going to protect themselves, and families?
    Bring out a new "2 metre" rule?
    Even a closed doors match will need a considerable amount of people.
    IF this goes ahead it's utter madness IMO.
    You can't have players & officials running around and ask the public to sit in their fecking house. 
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    W6er reacted to chalky1 in Why isn't there a St. Mirren Just Giving page?   
    Seen this morning on SKY sports, Aberdeen chairman stating that the SPFL are in talks to show all games live on the telly if games are played behind closed doors. Could we tell the club that we would be happy to pay £5.00 Pay per view, simply added to your sky bill, then monies passed on to the club. Most of us spend that at the ground when buying our pre-match or half-time snack.
     
    Club would the receive approx £20,000 each home game with very little expense. Just an idea!
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    W6er reacted to chalky1 in Why isn't there a St. Mirren Just Giving page?   
    The top that I ordered 30 mins ago has now been dispatched. £5.95 to send it from Greenhill Rd to Ferguslie Park Avenue 😂😂
     
    Sod the just giving page, everyone just order something online, Robbing [email protected]@@@@ds 😂
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    W6er got a reaction from TPAFKA Jersey 2 in Effect of Coronavirus   
    I stopped watching it years ago, when it was proved to be a farce.
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    W6er reacted to Hendo in Global Fascist State   
    Agreed. The only real argument is that the government should have done more and sooner. Even now, planes are still flying into Heathrow from Madrid, Rome and New York, while the health secretary thinks it's ok to turn up at a press conference six days after being diagnosed. One rule for them and another for us?
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    W6er reacted to Slartibartfast in Global Fascist State   
    Yes, they are, and if you had said "the first four books of the New Testament" and not just "the four books of the New Testament", I wouldn't have mentioned it.
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    W6er reacted to Bud the Baker in Global Fascist State   
    Going back a long way to my daze as an alter boy the Gospels are the first 4 Books of the New Testament.
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    W6er got a reaction from Tommy in Why isn't there a St. Mirren Just Giving page?   
    What is the club? What does it mean to you?
    Many would say that St. Mirren is a Paisley institution, founded in the Victorian era, back in 1877. It is a focal point for the community, where local people unite to support the team which represents their town, and the county of Renfrewshire. It has created a lot of fond memories for people, some indelible such as cup triumphs, wins against the Old Firm, promotions and magical nights such as the recent Motherwell cup game. Then there's the comaraderie, the friendships and bonding that comes from a mutual love of the team. The anticipation of a new season, the trip to the ground and seeing a sea of black and white, the songs, the displays. 
    I fear this unprecedented crisis could harm the club. Who knows how long football will remain suspended? I have heard it suggested the lockdown could continue on and off for eighteen months! Let's hope that's wild speculation with no basis in reality, but then again isn't it best to be prepared?  It will, hopefully, soon be owned by the community, and I think it must be preserved, whatever the cost.
    I have to assume that people who spend so much of their time on a forum dedicated to the discussion of St, Mirren care for the club, and are literally supporters of this cherished institution. Why else would they be here?
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    W6er reacted to TediousTom in Why isn't there a St. Mirren Just Giving page?   
    I see your point on this.
     
    Our club are guilty of milking the Paisley working class to death and also the middle class with illusions of grandeur (the Smisa premium membership, I am gritting my teeth here).  Some supberb marketing has seen us (including me) buy shares, some pay for the wank wall and now we have fans paying for season tickets, Smisa memberships, 1877 memberships as well as the righteous costs for our fantastic supporters clubs to keep those buses running.  It all adds up.  Many of our faithful are young and as such not so high on the old career path.  It is a lot of money.
     
    However these are unprecedented times so I wouldn't be so quick to roll out the high horse here.  I do not want Agnes the cleaner (do we have a cleaner called Agnes, you see you the point), and Boab the brusher upper to end up devoid of much needed income.  Our club for all it's faults is fantastic and we must see it endure.  This is not a time for one upmanship.  If one fan can give but a fiver and another can give a ton they are both as valuable as each fan could be making a sacrifice they can equally ill afford.
     
    So, if we need a fundraiser I am in and I will contribute what I can afford, in truth slightly more.  That figure will be different for each of us but no less important.  The man who lays out £1000 without noticing is not the same as the man who lays out £20 but has to sacrifice something, potentially from the shopping basket.  The man who didn't notice will be celebrated and the latter taken for granted.  Again don't start on the Smisa premium membership. 
     
    I have been a poor man and I have been comfortable man and such schemes are for cunts.
     
    Anyway, unprecedented times, the teenager who gives a fiver is as bright a star (if not brighter) than Land Rover driving, golf jumper wearing gent who gives twenty times that.
     
    Lets see our club through this, we all need something to look forward to, we all need something to look forward to indeed.
     
    PS I have too many deceased friends who loved this club like I do to see it fail.  So COYS 
     
      
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    W6er got a reaction from TediousTom in Why isn't there a St. Mirren Just Giving page?   
    What is the club? What does it mean to you?
    Many would say that St. Mirren is a Paisley institution, founded in the Victorian era, back in 1877. It is a focal point for the community, where local people unite to support the team which represents their town, and the county of Renfrewshire. It has created a lot of fond memories for people, some indelible such as cup triumphs, wins against the Old Firm, promotions and magical nights such as the recent Motherwell cup game. Then there's the comaraderie, the friendships and bonding that comes from a mutual love of the team. The anticipation of a new season, the trip to the ground and seeing a sea of black and white, the songs, the displays. 
    I fear this unprecedented crisis could harm the club. Who knows how long football will remain suspended? I have heard it suggested the lockdown could continue on and off for eighteen months! Let's hope that's wild speculation with no basis in reality, but then again isn't it best to be prepared?  It will, hopefully, soon be owned by the community, and I think it must be preserved, whatever the cost.
    I have to assume that people who spend so much of their time on a forum dedicated to the discussion of St, Mirren care for the club, and are literally supporters of this cherished institution. Why else would they be here?
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    W6er reacted to TediousTom in Why isn't there a St. Mirren Just Giving page?   
    Do you support the club or not?
     
     
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    W6er reacted to Eric Arthur Blair in Why isn't there a St. Mirren Just Giving page?   
    Here's the text from the Dunfermline page.
    "To aid our beloved football club, in these difficult financial times, several representatives from the various supporters groups across the Pars Family have come together to launch a fighting fund to help bridge the gap created by the suspension of this seasons remaining fixtures.
    After meeting our club Chairman, we were given our club’s approval to do so and use of the club’s official media channels to support our campaign. We wanted to do this with a purpose in mind, and it has become clear that DAFC are looking at a shortfall of £20,000 in April, and a further £20,000 in May as a direct result of having our home games cancelled."
    St. Mirren will be no different, losing revenue from the Rangers game plus the 2 or 3 games we would have had post split.
    I see no issue with a similar page being setup. Those who wish to contribute will be able to so, those who  oppose the idea are free to blank it.
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    W6er reacted to Yflab in Global Fascist State   
    The Scots have influenced modern society more than the state of Israel.
    We live in Gods country.
     
    Once upon a time in the Kingdom of Heaven, God went missing for six days.
    Eventually, Gabriel the archangel found him, resting on the seventh day.

    He inquired of God, "Where have you been?"
    God sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction and proudly pointed
    downwards through the clouds,
    "Look Gabriel, look what I've made."

    Archangel Gabriel looked puzzled and said,
    "What is it?"

    "It's a planet", replied God, "and I've put LIFE on it. I'm going to call it Earth and it's going to be a great place of balance".

    "Balance?" inquired Gabriel, still confused.

    God explained, pointing to different parts of Earth. "For example,
    Northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth while Southern
    Europe is going to be poor; the Middle East over there will be a hot spot."

    "Over there I've placed a continent of white people and over there is a continent of black people" God continued, pointing to different countries.

    And over there, I call this place America. North America will be rich and powerful and cold, while South America will be poor, and hot and friendly.
    And the little spot in the middle is Central America which is a hot spot.
    Can you see the balance?"

    "Yes" said the Archangel, impressed by Gods work, then he pointed to a small country in Northern Europe,
    "What's that one?"

    "Ah" said God. "That's Scotland, the most glorious place on Earth. There are beautiful snow capped mountains, untouched rivers, streams and lochs of exquisite, timeless beauty.
    The people make a drink called Uisge Beatha or Whisky which means "The Water of Life".
    The people are good looking, intelligent and humorous and they're going to be
    found travelling the world. They'll be extremely sociable, hard-working and high-achieving, and they will be known throughout the world as warriors, engineers, inventors and pioneers.

    Gabriel gasped in wonder and admiration but then said
    "You said there will be BALANCE!"

    God replied wisely.
    "Wait until you see the bastards I'm putting next to them!".
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    W6er reacted to TPAFKA Jersey 2 in Why isn't there a St. Mirren Just Giving page?   
    Do I detect a modicum of sarcasm here? 🤣
    That’s fair enough. I thought it might have been for the NHS. 
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    W6er got a reaction from St.Ricky in Why isn't there a St. Mirren Just Giving page?   
    There's been this terrible pandemic, known as Covid-19, which resulted in the league being postponed. This has left clubs with expenses but little income, as there are no gate receipts. Anybody would think you live on some remote island... 
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    W6er got a reaction from St.Ricky in Why isn't there a St. Mirren Just Giving page?   
    Dunfermline have raised £14,955 - https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/supporttheparsfund
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    W6er got a reaction from St.Ricky in Why isn't there a St. Mirren Just Giving page?   
    So far:
    Albion Rovers have raised £7,230 - https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/albionrovers1882
    Dumbarton FC have raised £15,189 - https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/dumbarton-fc-sos
    East Fife have raised £3,705 - https://www.gofundme.com/f/supportthemightyfife
    Partick Thistle have raised £23,700 - https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-the-jags
    Raith Rovers have raised £43,285 - https://justgiving.com/crowdfunding/raithroversfc
     
    Surely we could raise something?
     
    I'd be genuinely interested to know how you financially contribute to St. Mirren, Shull? 
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