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Brilliant Disguise

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  1. Maybe she was sitting on your high horse when she was measured
  2. Interesting read however the issue (IMO - For Slarti benefit) is that in the UK the introduction to alcohol is usual on the back of getting hammered at the weekend. Other countries introduce alcohol in a more social environment where getting hammered is not on the agenda. Education Education Education
  3. You stated that there was "no coincidence" as if there was evidence to support it. All I was doing was asking you supply the evidence. As you haven't, and also now state that it might be a coincidence, I'll assume that there is no evidence and your initial assertion was false. I assume that your usual attention to play on words that you have no evidence to the contrary. There is a trend that increase in alcohol prices had no impact on the use of alcohol. There is evidence that in the period that drug deaths significantly increased after MPA was introduced. I offered an opinion on the connection to the two. This forum like all other forms of social media is about providing opinions, unfortunately on all forms of social media there a trolls like you who offer nothing to the debate other than pick up on the use on words and spullin misteaks and granma. Have you not got another bus run to do.
  4. I made up my mind about you a long time ago🤔 You as usual were just being YOU !!.
  5. Minimum pricing on alcohol in Scotland was introduced in 2018 Drug deaths ins 2018 were circa 1050 Drug deaths in 2021 were circa 1350 Thats an increase in and around 28%. It may be a conincidence If you want more evidence look up the NRS !!!
  6. The cost of alcohol in the UK is more expensive that many other European countries and more expensive in Scotland due to the minimum pricing policy. People who have dependency on anything will sacrifice the necessities to get their hit. Minimum pricing on alcohol has done nothing other than line the pockets of Asda, Tesco, Morrisons etc. Another flawed policy There is no coincidence that Scotlands drug deaths increased after the introduction of the minimum pricing on alcohol. the only solution to this problem is Education Education and Education.
  7. Agree with you both that the close location to the glory hunter duo has an impact on attendances. Covid also has also allowed people to step away from the game. However our average attendance last year compared to 19/20 has dropped circa 650 people. Compare this to Motherwell, who have a similar proximity to Glasgow they have only dropped 200. In fact if you look at Motherwell they have since 2017 added an additional circa 1200 to their average attendance. These numbers suggest to me that we have lost our own support and that we are not trying as hard as the likes of Motherwell to increase and retain our core support. Covid and the Old Firm are easy fall backs. We will never be as successful as the ugly sisters however we have to market on what strengths we have.
  8. I have no desire to change your view and for the record your approach is also unlikely to get me to change my view. Most of what you and i post is irrelevant anyway.
  9. With answers like that you could be as Politician or a Secondhand Car Salesman
  10. At least you are admitting there are issues at the club. It is rather pompous and dismissive of you to suggest that fans don’t have the ability to have ideas that affect their club. It’s amazing when you keep taking the stance that the board are all fans.
  11. Basil forgets that this is a fans forum where we get to moan, chew the fat, berate, cheer or congratulate the club. None of us are experts at running the club, however our opinion does count because, when you get down to it we are customers of a business. The guys that are on the board (now not playing fans) never had any experience of running a club until they went on the board. So why do they have better ideas than the paying fan/customer. Maybe there are successful business Rascals on this forum whose life experience and knowledge of businesses have some validity rather than being pigeonholed as a moaning supporter with hairbrained ideas.
  12. I prefer to be a challenger than a YES man. Yes men think they are helping but are more often the problem. There are no golden tickets to any ideas without time, momentum, effort, market demand and people. When your finished reading your Andrew Carnegie biography please advise on what award wining initiatives you have come up with. (Doing a survey to ask the fans form more money has been done already)
  13. No one said any of the ideas and initiatives were easy. If they were easy everyone would do them. What’s interesting is that in the interim period of us debating this the club have issued the Barn Door Survey basically advising the fans that to save the stand we need to fleece you of more cash. At these time of rising cost I’m surprised they did not advise that by attending the Glasgow club games you would be saving putting on your electricity thus saving money and supporting the club. Win Win.
  14. Not Bitter. It was written with a massive level of sarcasm
  15. I’m agreeing with you. Lets be better and smarter than St Johnstone, give them all the tickets for the game and cash in. In fact lets rename the ground for their visits to Lesser Ibrox and Lesser Parkhead. Our Directors could introduce a NotSoLoving Cup and welcome the Directors of the respective Clubs to drink from it for invading our Stadium and cashcowing our season. For each of the games we should remove the seats as they don’t use them and it will save them getting damaged. We could even make more money from the Rangers Fans by importing Bottled Seville Toilet Water and selling it at a premium.
  16. 👏 We are informed that the custodians are fans. Maybe the prawn sandwiches have forgotten what its like to be in the body of the support. Selling out to the easy pound is not the solution. Building a long term strategy to increase season ticket holders, revenue streams and sustainability in the club is the solution. Basil has gone to great lengths to shoot down many of the ideas put forward because they are not the golden goose. However ideas need work, effort and momentum to grow. Our ideas seem limited to putting the responsibility of the filling of the stands or substituting the revenue to the current fan base they already have.
  17. Taking on board some of the proposals here, why don’t we just cut to the chase and give them the entire stadium on match days. Charge £50 ticket x 8000 x 3 min visits - £1.2m. Change the shop and sell their shite for that game, over charge hospitality, build temporary stands in the corners to maximise their income. How far do you go in giving up your stadium before it no longer becomes a Home Ground for that game. Games against either teams when they commander both ends no longer makes it feel like a home game. ”its better taking their cash” NO !!! It’s better being one town one club. Not selling out.
  18. Think your missing the point that the comments are evening provide to try and improve the club and the experience in the hope that the club could investigate or embrace some of the ideas. While you take them as moans and negative it’s supporters trying to be helpful Whereas you like to blow smoke up the clubs arse and are happy with the mediocrity of the club on a number of aspects. I take your approach as unhelpful and negative
  19. - Free entertainment outside the ground organised by SMISA - Free and discount tickets. - Improvements to an elitist club Great Can see the numbers and the revenue shooting through the roof. So are these initiatives still on when the old firm visit.
  20. HOWEVER do we have the skill set to make the transition and run the club as a business or continue to run it as golf club
  21. No one said it was easy nor that any ideas implemented would be an instant success. However ideas have to be generated and implemented to drive change. Doing nothing generates SFA. If the club is looking to only implement ideas that generate instant, guaranteed and mass amount of money then i can see what they do feck all. What initiatives have the club implemented in the last 5 years to generate more fans through the door. Last year they struggled to get any fans through the door never mind more
  22. The clubs marketing and profile is poor and has been even at the times of SG. The club do not try new revenue streams, despite your assertion, they rely heavily on the cash cow of season tickets from the cannon fodder, the match day hospitality and from the annual dinner. The hospitality is a captive audience that could and should be exploited in so many other ways. How many follow ups do the corporate team do to the guests at hospitality to try and upsell the experience, how many follow ups do the team do to try and sell future games and exploit their special occasions. (I know for a fact that you only get a call to fill a table if your a mate) Does any one check who the hospitality guests are and then assess whether they are decision makers in their employment and could revenue be generated by contacting them direct. The club don’t approach any local businesses to assist in match day advertising or incentives them selling tickets. Bazil you have confirmed that the mindset of many smaller clubs is not to try as its not worth it. What initiatives has the club tried and what have failed.
  23. No one said it was easy. However one thing for sure is by not doing anything will certainly not generate anything. Your statement is symptomatic of the lazy approach the club has. - How many local businesses have an affiliation to the club. How many have actually had someone from the club doorstep them - What promotional stuff do the club do. I don’t see anything around the town telling people about SMFC nor do i see local businesses with SMFC visuals in their premises - How many of the players of the staff attend the schools,clubs, hospital for the PR and have it plastered on social media - Why do we not have someone at the club constantly feeding the media on our starlets, the club, the community. Create positive spin - Have a think group that tries a number of social media stunts and see where it takes us. Many of the recent social media phenomena started as nothing. - Align with a local charity and do some good for the community and generate some positive PR - Make the experience on match day unique. (We do the same as most other clubs loud music before the game, cold pie at half time while watching the subs play keepy up, with the occasional mumble on a mic from the tunnel) We are asking the club to try and add 10% more to the season ticket numbers. This drive should have started before now. Good to see season tickets on sale early while the early bird discount it should have been stretched out to new season ticket holders also.
  24. This is exactly the crux of the problem. The solution to the problem is to sell more St Mirren tickets rather than sell our soul to the creative accounting of how much the old firm tickets generate. Selling tickets to the old firm demonstrates a lack of vision, connection to the community and ability to actually market the club from a passive board. The imminent survey is lip service to a decision that has already been made at board level. Furthermore SMISA votes have a poor response from members and is hardly a proper representation of the support. Selling out to the old firm just fuels their perception that all other 40 clubs in the SPFL are just making up the numbers and the Scottish game would not survive without them. It is clear that our home support drops at old firm games. However the board don’t care as they already have the season ticket money from the non attenders for this game. They don’t see that filling the ground with the opposition fans creates a toxic environment for all and actually puts off their paying customers. It is described as easy money, its not it greed at the expense of their loyal customers. It is been clear for many years that the club have no loyalty to the fans. The fans are purely the clubs cashcow.
  25. Altering a fire door could nullify its integrity and certification. The gap under the door can vary from 3-8mm depending on the type of door it is. The removing 1mm extra off a door will only increase the ventilation space by 0.0009m3. This is negligible and difficult to control. It would be easier leave the door ajar and allow the aroma of the damp crowded CO2 filled corridor to migrate in to the class room to save the children. Why did the EXPERTS not suggest drilling holes in the class room walls to assist in getting the required air changes
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