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  1. No it wasn't. https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/rangers-hamilton-alfredo-morelos-bassey-18576287.amp
  2. Wow. 13 hours and 3 responses. There's your answer right there.
  3. 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
  4. 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?
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. 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).
  8. Yes. He got some amount of abuse all game. And rightly so.
  9. 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
  10. Would prefer that to be the main stand, personally. 150th birthday (I think) coming up at the end of the season too.
  11. So what was going on in W7 today then? Watched a load of orange vested stewards enter the section and a large chunk of people leave for a fair bit of the first half. Most were back in their seats for the second half.
  12. They're getting wise... https://youtu.be/Mcxh_tWReVo
  13. Wonder if raiding our nearest neighbours for Lewis Strapp would sort our LB problems, and Alan Forrest (James Forrest's brother) from Ayr would give us a winger for the right?
  14. Nah, just means he's switched to the Guinness.
  15. Is that the same sort of resolve and resilience that Theresa May was on about when she referenced strong and stable leadership? ie. none?
  16. It's not up to Oan. It's up to Jim, Gus and/or Tony.
  17. Alan, it's over. It's been over for a while. You were found out and you were sacked. Let it go.
  18. Not fussed about him departing, just as I wasn't that fussed with his arrival. My missus, however, will be disappointed. Apparently Heaton and his missus frequented the cafe she works in fairly often and tipped quite handsomely. There goes a wee portion of her income...
  19. No, I get that. Was just under the impression it would be slightly less fixed than the stadium
  20. Fair enough. Not going to lie, my main experience is reading Trust and Foundation accounts where reserves are a bit different, usually as there's no fixed assets.
  21. It's not £9m in cash, I'll grant you. But it is £9m in liquid assets that can be converted to cash in the case of an emergency.
  22. Do we really? A quick look at the last financial report indicates we had reserves in the region of £9m at the end of FY 17/18 to keep the club going in the case of no income. It also showed that it cost about £2.5m to run the club that same financial year, with a surplus of about £77.5k at the end, which would be reinvested into the club. Along with the surpluses from FY's 16/17 and 15/16 (approx £160k, I think) Now I appreciate that these accounts were released before the Stubbs debacle, let alone Kearney, as well as any income from McGinn's move to Aston Villa or Jack Ross' move to Sunderland, but there's no way in hell we've blown through that amount of reserves in just over a year.
  23. The question I have, if Hladky stays and helps keep us in the Premiership this season then leaves on a PCA/free, are we not still earning a profit off him by still being in the Premiership and the riches (!!) that brings? I'd imagine if he goes for a free at the end of the season, he'd have recouped any transfer/signing on fee paid to get him many times over through the increased prize money.
  24. Can see him at someone like Hearts. Hopefully if he does end up somewhere else in Britain, it's down south.
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