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    Wilbur got a reaction from W6er in The Politics Thread   
    Regardless of where the blame lies for the screaming rises in mortgage rates I agree with FS that there should be no government intervention to help out those borrowers that now find themselves struggling financially. Nobody forced them into the level of debt they have, it was entirely their choice. And how many of those pleading for government help are also driving around in fancy BMWs, Audis, Mercedes etc that they can't actually afford, taken out on lease deals ? Why should the British public be responsible for coughing up more tax revenue for their benefit ? What about the millions of UK taxpayers who can't afford to climb onto the property ladder - how would they feel about paying someone else's mortgage for them ?
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    Wilbur got a reaction from hamlet in The Politics Thread   
    Regardless of where the blame lies for the screaming rises in mortgage rates I agree with FS that there should be no government intervention to help out those borrowers that now find themselves struggling financially. Nobody forced them into the level of debt they have, it was entirely their choice. And how many of those pleading for government help are also driving around in fancy BMWs, Audis, Mercedes etc that they can't actually afford, taken out on lease deals ? Why should the British public be responsible for coughing up more tax revenue for their benefit ? What about the millions of UK taxpayers who can't afford to climb onto the property ladder - how would they feel about paying someone else's mortgage for them ?
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    Wilbur got a reaction from ALBIONSAINT in The Politics Thread   
    Regardless of where the blame lies for the screaming rises in mortgage rates I agree with FS that there should be no government intervention to help out those borrowers that now find themselves struggling financially. Nobody forced them into the level of debt they have, it was entirely their choice. And how many of those pleading for government help are also driving around in fancy BMWs, Audis, Mercedes etc that they can't actually afford, taken out on lease deals ? Why should the British public be responsible for coughing up more tax revenue for their benefit ? What about the millions of UK taxpayers who can't afford to climb onto the property ladder - how would they feel about paying someone else's mortgage for them ?
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    Wilbur got a reaction from Scott-Leeds in The Politics Thread   
    Regardless of where the blame lies for the screaming rises in mortgage rates I agree with FS that there should be no government intervention to help out those borrowers that now find themselves struggling financially. Nobody forced them into the level of debt they have, it was entirely their choice. And how many of those pleading for government help are also driving around in fancy BMWs, Audis, Mercedes etc that they can't actually afford, taken out on lease deals ? Why should the British public be responsible for coughing up more tax revenue for their benefit ? What about the millions of UK taxpayers who can't afford to climb onto the property ladder - how would they feel about paying someone else's mortgage for them ?
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    Wilbur reacted to faraway saint in The Politics Thread   
    Yet ANOTHER slap in the face for those of us who followed the "rules", whether we agreed or not, by the arrogant members of the Conservative party.
    It's well documented Boris is an utter cretin and seems to be getting what he deserves but EVERY ONE of these cnuts who brazenly attended these parties should be sacked. 
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    Wilbur got a reaction from antrin in Scotland Football Club   
    Surprising ..... you have mates.
    Unsurprising ..... you haven't a Scooby about using apostrophes.

     
     
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    Wilbur got a reaction from W6er in Season tickets   
    I think we have only about 6500 seats in the 3 "Home" stands, so having almost half of them sold already is terrific. Can you feel that there's something exciting building in Paisley this season ?
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    Wilbur got a reaction from Mainstand Sweary Mob in Season tickets   
    I think we have only about 6500 seats in the 3 "Home" stands, so having almost half of them sold already is terrific. Can you feel that there's something exciting building in Paisley this season ?
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    Wilbur got a reaction from alwaystrue in Season tickets   
    I think we have only about 6500 seats in the 3 "Home" stands, so having almost half of them sold already is terrific. Can you feel that there's something exciting building in Paisley this season ?
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    Wilbur got a reaction from munoz in Season tickets   
    I think we have only about 6500 seats in the 3 "Home" stands, so having almost half of them sold already is terrific. Can you feel that there's something exciting building in Paisley this season ?
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    Wilbur got a reaction from faraway saint in Season tickets   
    I think we have only about 6500 seats in the 3 "Home" stands, so having almost half of them sold already is terrific. Can you feel that there's something exciting building in Paisley this season ?
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    Wilbur got a reaction from CraigyBoy in Squad 2023/24 Arrivals & Departures   
    In recent seasons several of our more successful signings have come from either Ireland or Australasia rather than through pickpocketing other Scottish clubs. How many if us had previously heard of Keanu Baccus or Ryan Strain or Alex Grieve or Jamie McGrath before our scouts brought them to us ? That suggests to me that throwing about names of free transfers from other Premiership clubs will only limit our horizons. Continuing to source ambitious young 'unknown' players from untapped leagues who hope to use St Mirren as an opportunity to magnify their profiles to a wider market is a win-win for the player and for us.
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    Wilbur got a reaction from antrin in Squad 2023/24 Arrivals & Departures   
    In recent seasons several of our more successful signings have come from either Ireland or Australasia rather than through pickpocketing other Scottish clubs. How many if us had previously heard of Keanu Baccus or Ryan Strain or Alex Grieve or Jamie McGrath before our scouts brought them to us ? That suggests to me that throwing about names of free transfers from other Premiership clubs will only limit our horizons. Continuing to source ambitious young 'unknown' players from untapped leagues who hope to use St Mirren as an opportunity to magnify their profiles to a wider market is a win-win for the player and for us.
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    Wilbur got a reaction from Mainstand Sweary Mob in Squad 2023/24 Arrivals & Departures   
    In recent seasons several of our more successful signings have come from either Ireland or Australasia rather than through pickpocketing other Scottish clubs. How many if us had previously heard of Keanu Baccus or Ryan Strain or Alex Grieve or Jamie McGrath before our scouts brought them to us ? That suggests to me that throwing about names of free transfers from other Premiership clubs will only limit our horizons. Continuing to source ambitious young 'unknown' players from untapped leagues who hope to use St Mirren as an opportunity to magnify their profiles to a wider market is a win-win for the player and for us.
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    Wilbur got a reaction from Sue Denim in Squad 2023/24 Arrivals & Departures   
    The most depressing aspect as far as I'm concerned is that there appears to be precious little exciting young talent bursting through from our Youth Academy.
    If Offord and Jamieson are our best prospects coming through from the Academy to the First Team Squad then it's no wonder our scouts are off trawling through various diddy leagues around the world. I'd love these two youngsters to prove me wrong but, from what they've shown when given their (admittedly few) opportunities so far, there's a helluva lot of improvement required before we're going to see a positive end result.
    Happy to be proved wrong though.
     
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    Wilbur got a reaction from alwaystrue in Squad 2023/24 Arrivals & Departures   
    The most depressing aspect as far as I'm concerned is that there appears to be precious little exciting young talent bursting through from our Youth Academy.
    If Offord and Jamieson are our best prospects coming through from the Academy to the First Team Squad then it's no wonder our scouts are off trawling through various diddy leagues around the world. I'd love these two youngsters to prove me wrong but, from what they've shown when given their (admittedly few) opportunities so far, there's a helluva lot of improvement required before we're going to see a positive end result.
    Happy to be proved wrong though.
     
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    Wilbur got a reaction from faraway saint in Squad 2023/24 Arrivals & Departures   
    The most depressing aspect as far as I'm concerned is that there appears to be precious little exciting young talent bursting through from our Youth Academy.
    If Offord and Jamieson are our best prospects coming through from the Academy to the First Team Squad then it's no wonder our scouts are off trawling through various diddy leagues around the world. I'd love these two youngsters to prove me wrong but, from what they've shown when given their (admittedly few) opportunities so far, there's a helluva lot of improvement required before we're going to see a positive end result.
    Happy to be proved wrong though.
     
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    Wilbur reacted to Dare in Stoke Bid 4 Ohara   
    Think Mark fancies another go at down South and tbh can’t blame him for cashing in while his stock is high. If we get around £1mill then it’s not bad business for us
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    Wilbur got a reaction from Rascal in Stoke Bid 4 Ohara   
    Presumably you'll be thrilled at us getting a million quid to have offloaded two players that you always forecast will lose every game they play in a St Mirren shirt.
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    Wilbur got a reaction from Tommy in Squad 2023/24 Arrivals & Departures   
    I'm disappointed that we have let Joe go. Even if he wasn't a guaranteed first choice he was still a big asset as a backup starter for defensive injuries, or as a last 25 minutes sub. We cod throw him up front if we needed a late goal, or tactically for his long throw-ins. Let's hope he doesn't come back to haunt us in the Premiership. 
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    Wilbur reacted to Slarti in Squad 2023/24 Arrivals & Departures   
    Never make yourself indispensable, you'll never be promoted.
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    Wilbur got a reaction from antrin in Boardroom News   
    Steven Spielberg ?
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    Wilbur got a reaction from Slarti in Boardroom News   
    Steven Spielberg ?
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    Wilbur reacted to alanb in Boardroom News   
    Good wee stint as Tarzan though
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    Wilbur reacted to rabuddies in Paisley - My Pics Of Old Or Unusual Buildings Or Places Of Interest.   
    I was arguing with my wife at the weekend as I was adamant that there had been a Shish in Paisley but could I remember.  In the early 70's i organised an office Xmas lunch in the Centurian for about 18 or 19 people.  It was the first time I had ever seen a tab for more than £100, (£118 iirc).  Nowadays that's about what it costs for the wife and me!   🧃🥩🍷☕️
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