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  1. div

    January Arrivals

    The only person allowed to lick my tonsils is also Mrs Div.
  2. div

    January Arrivals

    Should be something happening tomorrow
  3. div

    January Arrivals

    The only person I nibble is Mrs Div
  4. div

    January Arrivals

    Not biting lads, sorry
  5. div

    January Arrivals

    I don't think so, no.
  6. div

    January Arrivals

    Ha! You lot are sharp! I just decided he didn't really count as an "in", more a "return"
  7. div

    January Arrivals

    Hearing news of a more positive development that would cheer everyone up if it gets over the line. Fingers crossed!
  8. div

    January Arrivals

    All very possible, but I don't think so somehow! If, as has been suggested in the papers, that Ibrahim Meite is now on trial from Cardiff then I'd think we can assume that interest in Malec is over. Who knows what's happened there. Could have been fitness, might have been finances, might have got a better offer elsewhere, might not have impressed in training. None of us know, we're only guessing. I can't really get too agitated about not signing a player I've never seen play other than on YouTube.
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    The 3 Monthly Spend

    Dear SMISA member Happy new year to all our members and we are feeling hopeful 2019 will be a more enjoyable one for everyone connected to St Mirren than the second half of the last year was. Your latest updates from SMISA are below. January £2 spend ballot It’s time for the latest vote on where you would like to spend the last quarter’s worth of the £2 portion of your membership. We have developed two projects, listed below, which both follow the theme of brushes (bear with us), of different kinds. There is £3,000 available to spend this quarter and as both projects would take the whole budget, we are asking you to pick one of the below options. 1) Stadium murals - This is a project initially suggested by members in a previous survey which we have looked at on and off over the past couple of years before eventually settling on a format we think works. We are proposing to commission an artist to create six giant murals around the stadium – each commemorating an iconic scene from one of the club’s major trophy wins. The murals would go on the walls on the inside of the stands (near the toilets and pie stalls) and we hope to have two murals in each of the three home stands (Main, West and Family). Not only would this be a permanent celebration of our greatest moments and bring the club’s history to life for future generations, but it would liven up the stadium’s grey breezeblock interior. They would be painted by Paisley-based street artist Mark Worst, whose eye-catching work round town will already be familiar to many – he painted the mural of the 1987 cup team in Brown’s Lane and the giant kingfisher on the gable end in Johnston Street. We have scoped out the project with Mark and he has produced a mock-up of an example mural, shown above, to give you an idea what one might look like. If the mural project wins, we would ask the members to vote for which trophy wins you want Mark to paint a scene from, and to suggest/submit any iconic images which mean most to you. From there, Mark and SMISA will work out which ones are suitable for him to paint. These will include an inscription/caption and SMISA logo. For logistical reasons and on the advice of the artist these will work best as a portrait of a relevant individual(s) (for example, winning goalscorer or captain/manager/player with trophy) rather than a team shot or large-scale scene. The murals won’t work on the outside of the stands due to the texture of the surface, but Mark advises they will work well on the flat interior walls. 2) Maintenance equipment for Ralston pitch - As you know, SMISA has invested £50,000 towards the new 4G astrograss pitch at the club’s training ground at Ralston, believed to be one of the best surfaces in Scotland. You can see the club’s head of youth Allan McManus thanking SMISA members for your contribution in this video. Given the surface is being heavily used by the club’s first and youth teams, and that these surfaces do wear down over time, the club are keen to keep it in good condition and prolong its life. With that in mind, they have asked if SMISA could contribute towards equipment to help maintain the surface – in the form of a mini tractor with extendable brushes. Our £3,000 would pay for the bulk of the cost, and the club would make up the rest. You can see a similar machine in action in this video. 3) None of the above - Members can also vote for neither of the above, which means the money would stay in the pot for possible use in the future. Your link to vote by secure online ballot will follow this email – whichever of the three options above has the most votes will win. Voting will be run until Friday 25 January.
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    The 3 Monthly Spend

    My preference is the mural paintings. It's time we did something for ourselves and I think they'll look really smart if the work this guy has done in the town is anything to go by. Given the stuff in town is exterior facing it's going to get much more of a tanking than these which will be inside and protected from the elements. Don't think there should be much upkeep required? My second preference was to bank. Third preference was the Astro tractor. We've put quite enough in to that park without also paying for the tractor to maintain it!
  11. div

    January Arrivals

    I daresay he won't be the first footballer in history to play with contact lenses in Apparently this boy has been different class in training. Looking forward to seeing him in the Black & White!
  12. div

    January Arrivals

    Could just be the Scottish Cup presser? Hopefully something more exciting though!
  13. div

    January Arrivals

    Agreed on the three inured players but we can't just remove the other three because of internet rumours :-) Ferdinand may or may not stay, but I've seen nothing to suggest Cooke or Flynn won't be around. Team for Sat as things stand right now; Hladky P McGinn Erhahon Popescu Baird McGinn Hodson Tansey Flynn Jackson Cooke It's not great I grant you and we'd have next to nothing on the bench, but it's a team nevertheless!
  14. div

    January Arrivals

    Update from Alan Wardrop tonight on his usual email about the 1877 club at the weekend;
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    January Arrivals

    Don't think there is much of a split on Alan Stubbs. Most fans acknowledge that he was an absolute car crash of an appointment. By the same token though I don't think many of us complained too loudly when he was given the job. Hindsight is a wonderful thing. On Gordon, I'd always expect the Chairman to get some flak from certain supporters, no matter what. Stewart Gilmour took the club out of the clutches of a con man, got rid of all our debt, got us a brand new stadium and a training complex. We won the Championship twice, and we were in the top flight for over a decade, during which time we reached two national cup finals, winning one. We also reached two other national cup semi-finals. And he STILL got hate!
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