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  1. Okay, I'll bite. The Kibble have an annual income of about £35m (taken from the OSCR website). That's not including the various subsidiaries/trading arms that run alongside the core charity. For context, St Mirren had income of about £4m last FY (taken from Companies House). Why should charity leaders be paid so much less than their private sector counterparts? And realistically what do you think he should be paid?
  2. Managed to get in and buy, but had to go through the link on the Twitter feed. Try: https://www.stmirren.com/tickets.shtml
  3. Don't know why but I had it in my head that we were paying Jack Ross about £150k around the time he was being linked with Dundee/Ipswich, when promotion was basically a certainty and we could speculate a little. That said, the £2.5k a week figure makes a lot more sense when you put it in that context.
  4. From what I've been told, we were looking at offering Jack Ross about £200k p/a. 130k p/a for 2.5 years doesn't seem outwith the realms of possibility, but it does surprise me that that's the highest amount we've ever paid a manager.
  5. I actually wonder if the Naismith/Brown interviews were a fact finding mission on the part of the board/CEO. Invite 2 former players, now coaches who between them have played at the 5 biggest clubs in Scotland and mine them for potential best-practice information under the guise of a job interview.
  6. Yes they are. https://www.oscr.org.uk/about-charities/search-the-register/charity-details?number=26917
  7. No it wasn't. https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/rangers-hamilton-alfredo-morelos-bassey-18576287.amp
  8. Wow. 13 hours and 3 responses. There's your answer right there.
  9. Access to Kibble staff to grow the commercial side of the club and to make savings where possible ie vehicle maintenance. It also sounds like Kibble will give us access to their little black book of commercial contacts, but I may be misinterpreting the video
  10. I have read your post, and I have questions - hence the post. What is it that Kibble are proposing is about to become illegal? Direct me to the draft legislation, please. A URL I think your biggest issue is not from the point where SMISA take control of the 51%, but during the transition period where there's no majority shareholder - is that correct?
  11. So tell me, what is it Kibble are proposing to do that's about to become illegal? And, if I'm reading the Q+A properly, big decisions like selling off club assets requires unanimous support on the board. How do Kibble and their 2 directors get this through a board meeting when their in the minority with SMISA?
  12. I'm afraid there has to be a level of gatekeeping, otherwise the SMISA board would be inundated with requests that aren't included within their charitable aims on the off chance it might just get funded. For example, if I knew that every request went to the membership vote, what's to stop me putting in a request for the Dumbarton_Bud Really Needy Fund? A lot of charitable trusts/foundations work in this way - partly to fulfil their charitable aims; and partly as there isn't an infinite amount of money to donate. The Trust administrator/secretary will remove applications that aren't relevant before handing the rest to the Trustees for discussion. If you get funding - awesome! If you don't, usually there isn't any appeals process, regardless how good your project is or the benefits it may provide. Generally speaking, you need to wait a year before reapplying - believe me, its a pain in the hole. The same goes for the Tesco/Asda charity token schemes. Hundreds of good causes will apply, but (usually) only three will be selected for funding in a particular region. Don't get me wrong, I'm not exactly happy at being asked to buy a drone for the club - with our proximity to the airport, the thing would likely get shot down if ever used during a game - but if no other projects (community or otherwise) were deemed suitable for consideration then there's not much we can do.
  13. I'm probably not alone in this, but I'd like to see us utilise the digital billboards on the main roads into Paisley to advertise our games, in particular the one up by Reid Kerr. I'm sick and tired of seeing ads for Sky Sports on those billboards that have images of Tavernier and Brown of the OF or a still from the EPL, and not one of a St Mirren player or a still from one of our games. I'd imagine the cost of this is somewhat prohibitive but if the council can afford to advertise cultural events on these billboards then I don't see why we can't take a look (if we haven't done so already).
  14. Yes. He got some amount of abuse all game. And rightly so.
  15. I don't get the joke? Not a joke. If I remember Caifters article right, it would be his 150th birthday towards the end of the season
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