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BoWSaint

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  1. I voted no. Every season there will probably always be a better player that we could use to push us that small extra step, be it to avoid relegation, push for a playoff spot, promotion, European spot. We will never have a perfect squad that couldn't be improved so I just didn't want this vote to set the precedent that the fans are integral in the future playing budget on a regular or constant basis. That's not what I wanted my monthly subscription to be used on. However, upon seeing the results of the poll I can see that I am in the vast minority! So I am happy to accept the will of the people. But if the same vote comes around again in a few months, I think I would still vote no for the same reason.
  2. This is the case for me. When living in Scotland I would be shelling out a lot more than 12 quid a month to go to the games so now that I am out the country I consider myself to be quids in when I combine my monthly BuyTheBuds subscription and St Mirren TV payments. I would probably be happy to continue letting it tick over if my circumstances don't dramatically change.
  3. Born in Paisley. Most of life spent in Bridge of Weir. Stints in Lochwinnoch, Tunisia, Toronto, Aberdeen. Now living in Paris for the past 3 years and foreseeable future where I know of one other St Mirren fan. I'm flying home for a 24hr weekend trip to catch the game tomorrow. COYS.
  4. I would also find it entirely appropriate to expect a fan representative to read the fans forum. What I do not find entirely appropriate is for the fans representative to be expected to use the public fans forum to deal with the clubs progress on legal matters concerning a specific fan when his help in the matter hasn't even been asked for by the fan in question! There are several fans forums, facebook groups and twitter accounts (and possibly others). It would be entirely unreasonable to expect the fans representative to keep abreast of all ongoing chatter and ensure that he is providing a timely update on all topics in these forums where his input has not even been requested. In fact, I would think that would be a big waste of his time. The previous board did not have any specific position to listen to and solely represent the fans. They represented the club, the shareholders and dealt with running the business. You could always email a few of them and hope for a reply, which you might get or might not. Now, we have a dedicated person on the board who should most definitely make it a top priority to ensure these emails or phonecalls are replied to and who will bring up any issue you want with the board. But first, you have to tell him specifically what you want to bring up! He can read the forums and contribute as a fan to keep on top of the general fans opinions on certain topics and these can be discussed with the board as he sees fit but if you want to find out about anything specific, then you have to ask. It's quite simple. The minutes of every meeting won't be hand delivered and read out to you in your living room each week. An entirely realistic scenario is that this issue has been brought up by David and he is working to come to a satisfactory resolution with the fan(s) in question, and the fact that you and me know nothing about it is completely appropriate. It's none of our business; unless Josh wants to make it our business.
  5. Do you honestly think that this forum is the correct place for David to publicly discuss this issue (assuming he has even read this thread)? If a fan has an issue that they would like raised with the club then they must contact the fan representative directly. I am astounded that this isn't taken for granted! You don't just post something on a public internet forum and assume that someone will magically come to your aid. He may or may not have a clue about what is being said on this thread, but posting details about an individual matter here would be wholly unprofessional in my opinion. If you have a problem with him being nominated by GS and TF then contact him directly. Tell him your vote is on the line. See if he can alleviate your fears. If he can't give you a decent response, fine. You have no idea if he has been at loggerheads with GS and TF in the boardroom so far or if they have been best buds. You are jumping to a lot of conclusions with very little evidence.
  6. This is exactly the kind of issue that should benefit from having a fan representative on the board; someone who can directly bridge the gap between the stands and the boardroom. I would strongly urge the person in question (or any other interested person) to directly contact the current fan representative for a clear understanding of the clubs position and what assistance he is providing. If you don't get a decent/timely response then the fan rep isn't doing their job well. The whole point of a fan representative is that we can individually contact him/her to voice these concerns and get direct information instead of gossiping in the forums and complaining. But if you haven't yet directly contact David Nicol (maybe you have, I don't know) letting him know exactly what you want/expect, then you will likely be left disappointed.
  7. BoWSaint

    Director Elections

    I am impressed with the quality of candidates and I'm not really left in any doubt that they all have the clubs best interests at heart and would be fully committed to the job so I don't think there is massive risk involved either way. However, I think Dave Nicol has come across very well during the previous SMISA information meetings and I think it would harsh to hold the backing of Fitzy and Gordon against him. He's been an integral part of the initial stages which I'm sure have involved teething problems and I'm very happy with the SMISA communication and voting process' to date. For me, this albeit short track record warrants a decent crack at the whip.
  8. Good to know Sutton still has this quality. Cracking shot.
  9. He never encouraged anyone to boycott Barrhead Travel. He just mentioned that he gets his euros elsewhere during a twitter discussion. Hardly a Hollyrood argument or political statement. Total non-story.
  10. So it's pretty much neck and neck then. A massive change from your previous gloating about how support for YES has never really crept higher than roughly 1/3. You have to admit that the last month or so has seen massive support for YES at the expense of NO. We won't know until next Friday but it could well be a photo finish.
  11. You call this an excellent article?! Seriously? It is quite possibly the biggest pile of pish you have posted yet. They guy actually thinks what happened in 1814 (200 years ago!) means an identical set of circumstances will happen in 2016 in Scotland! The guy has lost the plot!! Talk about comparing apples with oranges. He also doesn't seem too disappointed with Norways independence. Does he say that they shouldn't have voted for independence?
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