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Everything posted by Wilbur

  1. Aren't Dumbarton and Stenhousemuir the usual pre-season suspects ?
  2. Was there in November 1973 when The Eagles were the support band for Neil Young. Eagles were magnificent, NY pretty much stank the place out by playing all new material that his audience didn't know. A horrific misjudgment by the great man, the crowd had come to hear classic stuff from After The Goldrush and Harvest.
  3. Negative pish. Let's see what Gallagher does on the pitch. Manager also deserves a chance to prove himself with a squad of players he chose. If they're both proving to be pants by Nov/Dec then criticism would be acceptable.
  4. 100% good luck to him. He did a turn for us without ever being a superstar. I'm not sure if he has enough to make the grade at his new level, but no reason not to hope he thrives there.
  5. This match is our first meaningful fixture for the season ahead. It has more importance than any of the three friendlies beforehand. The fans will be given their first opportunity to see what Robinson's own squad has to offer. I'm looking forward to seeing this one. And a fiver for an old git is good value IMO. COYS.
  6. I hope it's quicksand. Paul Sturrock was a cheating we arsewipe that continually backed into defenders to win fouls. A despicable wee bawbag. One of my happiest experiences was the penalty shoot-out that kept us in the Premier and confined them to the Oblivion league. I hope Ross fails massively. This job is his last chance saloon. If he gets sacked here he is stuffed !!
  7. Shit, I picked the wrong 2022 golf major. 😤
  8. Did you work beside George Edgar ? I remember him from when I worked upstairs for a few years from the mid-70s.
  9. Ok, I'll go full saddo too. I confess that I don't understand a single sentence of your post SS. Maybe I've missed out on 30-odd years of endless fun and excitement, or maybe I've just done different things with my life. 😁
  10. 3-D printers. Wow, who even imagined such a thing was possible ? And the advances in technology behind weather forecasting are amazing. Thirty years ago the Met Office forecasts were a joke, they could barely predict that the sun would rise in the east. Nowadays we have forecasts that can reasonably predict that it will start raining in Causeyside Street at 7.45 am in four days time.
  11. Ok, let's warm up for next season, "One Toyosi Olusanya, there's only one Toyosi Olusanya, ......... "
  12. The voters in the 2016 independence referendum were told that the only chance of Scotland remaining in the EU was to remain part of the Union. That was a lie. In the Brexit referendum the Scottish public voted to Remain. England dragged us out. Scotland was cheated. Why should we be happy to accept a corrupt result ? We were lied to in 2016 and the present UK Government is Liars Inc. We are tied to these Tory liars because the people of England can't see through them. Ultimately English people are deciding who governs Scotland. That can't be right, can it ?
  13. Sadly she's not Agnetha or Frida. 🤭
  14. If another independence vote takes place in the next year or two it will be Nicola's Waterloo. It'll be like placing all her chips on red or black, if she loses then the independence movement is stuffed once and for all. High risk.
  15. Cheers Antrin. These vehicles are more modern than most of the Paton's buses I remember. That Scammell recovery truck in the photo was probably kept very busy. 😁
  16. Great photo, especially as it shows three of the bus companies that operated in Paisley more than 50 years ago. A pity there isn't a Graham's bus (St Mirren shirt sponsor in the 1980s) in the picture but perhaps none of their routes took them through Gilmour Street. Does anyone have any photos of a Paton's bus ? Luxury travel they were not !! All of their fleet were ancient second / third hand vehicles of a similar vintage to the McGill's bus pictured above.
  17. F***ing Belgians. Late goal conceded cost me £100. That Hercule Poirot is a wee b*st*rd.
  18. I get it that some fans are prepared to stump £30 if that would allow the club to keep 3 stands for home fans, if that would make St Mirren no worse off financially. But this wouldn't be a one-off commitment, unless the idea is to keep the 3 stands for home fans for a single season only. But surely the plan is to make this a permanent situation ? Are those offering to pay the £30 prepared to make a legal commitment to the club to make this payment every year for an indefinite period ? IMO some of the solutions put forward above are just laughable. John McGinn money ?? Is he likely to be transferred to a new club for a higher fee every season ?? This debate is about romanticism versus pragmatism. Cutting off a much needed income source without firstly having secured a rock solid replacement source would be insane.
  19. Not a problem surely, just use another different alias as usual.
  20. Seriously ? Since when did either of the arsecheeks need their fans to influence referees into giving them dodgy decisions ? It's been part of the game in Scotland for over a century that referees will favour them. Most of us have just come to expect it, and reluctantly accept it.
  21. Two points make this issue a no-brainer for me Firstly, taking shedloads of £££s from the wallets of bigots and stuffing those £££s into St Mirren's bank account makes perfect sense both financially and morally. To chuck this (much needed) cash away for essentially a 'point of principle' would be stupid. And secondly, ST holders in the Family Stand already know that they are likely to be shifted elsewhere for these fixtures when they purchase their STs and this hasn't deterred them in the past. So, as I see it, we have a choice between 'the moral high ground' or piles of cash. No contest IMO.
  22. After much contemplation, I think it has to be head over heart, so I've weighed in on ICT over 90 minutes tonight. The Smokies blew their big chance against Killie, and I feel that (sadly) Madame Fate may have turned her back on big Dick's boys. Heartbreaking for them if I'm right, but let's see what transpires .....
  23. Ahh, it's like the close season has started already. 🙂
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