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  1. On ‎7‎/‎7‎/‎2018 at 7:39 PM, shull said:

    Good post and welcome back to the Forum , Wendy.

    I think you've been here before under many different names. :byebye

    I reckon it is a good post too, Wendy. No idea if you have been here before or not but Shull has a nose for that kind of thing. But a word to the wise in case you haven't been here before. Stop talking so much common sense. A lot of folk on here don't like to hear it.

  2. I was at this game too. Went on a special train from Gilmour Street to Queens Park (I think it was) and walked the rest of the way to Cathkin. What a night! Jocky Robertson was small for a keeper but he was good. Big Jolly scored four. He was a big lump of a guy and when he hit a ball hard by God it moved. We reckoned that with two of Rodger's goals Jocky was in a good position but the force of the shots carried him and the ball over the line. Not sure that was true but I like to think so. Tommy Bryceland was magnificent that night. He scored two and was involved in most of the other six.

    Last time this match was discussed, there was mention of had it been fixed. I'm not a betting man and I don't know if there was much football betting back then. But as I posted on here before I got to know Tommy reasonably well in the early 80's and he told me when these stories first raised their ugly head he didn't believe a word. But he told me one night that he now knew it was true. He didn't tell me how he knew but he seemed to be certain it was. I didn't like hearing it but I don't see why Tommy would have made it up.


  3. I'm an unashamed lover of western movies and the TV western series too. Clint Walker was Cheyenne Bodie in the TV western of that name and was a big favourite of mine back in the late 50's. We only got our first TV in 1957 and Cheyenne was in it's heyday then.

    A friend of mine over here in Bangor was named Clint after Clint Walker and most people always assumed he had been named after Clint Eastwood. Understandable, I suppose. 

    My good friend died last month at 60 years of age. He was a great guy. Unfortunately, he was a victim of the Kincora scandal over here and it very badly affected his life. The government over here finally agreed to pay compensation to the victims but then the whole bastard lot of them went on strike and everything came to a halt. Clint could have had a ball during his last 18 months but he got zilch. Our MP's are still not talking.

    Clint was a fanatical Pink Floyd fan and at his Humanist funeral service the last song was Shine On You Crazy Diamond. There wasn't a dry eye in the house.

  4. 12 hours ago, StuD said:

    No, I didn't ask Div to "block" my previous account. I told him to delete it. That is 100% the truth. 

    You asked how long it would be before I asked Div to "empty me out yet again".  I have only requested my account be deleted once in all the years I've posted on the internet. A far more regular occurrence was for members of this forum pleading with Div to get rid of me before I drove all the traffic away. You even got members claiming they'd never post again unless I was got rid of who didn't post again once I'd gone. 

    And now I've answered you directly someone will complain that I've turned a thread about Jack Ross into one about me when in truth apart from this post I've been bang on topic. Jack Ross shouldn't win manager of the year. The second biggest wage budget in the division, 8 league defeats - including two against third bottom Falkirk, and one against part timers Dumbarton, plus hammerings against Morton, Livingston, Partick Thistle, Aberdeen and Raith Rovers are hardly a marker for top boss. No-one can deny the turn around in St Mirren since January 2017 and the success Jack Ross has had, but it doesn't even begin to compare against the achievement in the current football season of Stevie Clarke and Neil Lennon - or for that matter David Hopkin. 

    After you stopped posting, the need for so many of us pointing out what an asshole you continually made of yourself disappeared. You do have something in common with LPM.

  5. 1 hour ago, shull said:

    Legendary actually.  :byebye

    Suppose he was legendary in some places. I've lived in Ulster for 33 years this year, the same province Big Tom was born and died in, and I first heard  his name on Tuesday when he died. In a social club I use a lot, only a few guys knew who he was. RIP anyway, Big Tom. By all accounts he was a good guy.

  6. 3 minutes ago, Lord Pityme said:

    Consider these two contradictory positions:

    our chairman loses his shit over £1250 going to a Community based organisation that is open to all, been going for years, and doesn't charge youngsters whose parents (some) are finding it hard to just get by....


    lets be 'aving £50k of the dosh you smisa bods have ring fenced, to buy my shares off me to fund a community project ( nudge, nudge, wink, wink,) oh and if your worried about, you know the authorities sniffing round case it aint exactly kosher..? Don't..! Just use that money you haven't got yet to replace it, and if anyone asks the £50k was just resting in my account.. got it?

    I think a few of your many posts on this topic are almost actionable. You should tread carefully. If I was Gordon Scott I would have been at least having a chat with my solicitor. In your previous incarnations over the years you always went on in the same vein. If the vote gets the go-ahead, will you accept the decision?

  7. 7 hours ago, TsuMirren said:

    It's a forum,  erm urm not sure anyone is shouting. I've no doubt members of the SMISA committee would prefer we were all shouting, as again there'd be no discussion and nothing to read on here. Are you proposing that nobody posts? It may be a majority on here of people putting their views forward, but there's 1,257 SMISA members...let me know if I need to finish the obvious?

    I'm a SMiSA member and I have to admit that when I first read the proposal I instantly wondered what had happened to the ring-fencing guarantee. I think crossing from ring-fenced to give us a loan of £50k is a bit of a quantum leap. I didn't vote because essentially I trust SMiSA and the board of SMFC. I don't have a perpetual axe to grind unlike some others. Having said that I don't think the SMiSA response to the furore has been handled particularly well. Hubris springs to mind.

  8. 41 minutes ago, BuddieinEK said:

    No debate... I agree.

    It HAS to be discussed tho so that people understand the concept of "ring-fenced" and the gravity of even considering abusing it, far less proposing to do so.

    Tend to agree with you. We have at least one solicitor who posts on here and whilst I have no idea jf he is a SMiSA member, I would be interested to hear his take on this. 

  9. 4 minutes ago, St.Ricky said:

    The first of a run for three home games to finish off matches at Saint Mirren Park for the season.  Big crowds assured. Would be nice to turn Livvy over

    Crowd Prediction 6,250

    Score. 3 ....2  for Saints

    But Brechin and Dundee United up first. 4 points from these would do nicely

    Been trying to get through to the ticket office without success. Does anyone know if there sre still any tickets available for this match?

  10. 10 hours ago, saintargyll said:


    Lets get the requests in early for the board,lets have a proper black and white striped strip for the premiership


    OH ! and those of you who think we are too early to think about it or dont want to jinx things and want to wait till its mathamatically proven...f**k OFF and f**k OFF NOW

    The players have done an almighty job getting us to this position and we allllll know its just a matter of when..so if your going to moan..f**k OFF OUT of this thread


    SO ...strips you say?...C'mon BOD ....DO THE RIGHT THING !!!

    Personally I like this strip but possibly with a wee bit of red in it somewhere. But I would much rather they wore white shorts. Never liked black shorts.

  11. On ‎07‎/‎08‎/‎2017 at 9:04 PM, davidg said:

    It requests that you're suited and booted, tie included. From my experience you won't get turned away if you don't have one, I'd reckon 90% will have a tie on mate. 

    I only get over a couple of times a year for a match and I have always fancied going to hospitality but I refuse to wear a tie to a football match. In fact I only ever wear a tie for weddings and funerals. I started primary school in 1952 and wore a tie every day until I left Camphill in 1964. I went straight into a white collar job and wore a  tie for the rest of my working life. When I realised in 2003 that I would probably never work again, I decided that I'd had enough of wearing ties. I'm a well behaved guy. Honest! But a moron wearing a tie at hospitality might still behave like a moron.

  12. 2 hours ago, TPAFKATS said:



    Even with Arlene batting for the other side?


    Arlene is in deep brown stuff  over the Renewable Heat Incentive Inquiry. It was her refusal to step aside temporarily (or maybe for good) that made Sinn Fein walk away from Stormont. The inquiry starts in a couple of weeks and I imagine Arlene is a tad nervous. The Irish language thing is a red rag to Unionists and Sinn Fein's absolute insistence that it must go ahead looks like a real deal breaker. All those buggers are on full pay for doing sod all.

  13. 14 hours ago, MWISAINT71 said:

    Does anyone know why the are called Busy's?

    When I moved to Bangor in 1985, our local police station was like a fortress with armed police on the gates. If a tile got blown off the roof it was usually caused by a bomb. Now the new police station is like a modern office block and the opening hours are 9am until 5-30 pm, closing for an hour at lunchtime. Police are still regularly called peelers over here, which I quite like. The old RUC uniform was green, ironically called rifle green, which looked more like black. Of course that led to them getting called black bastards. When relative peace came along and officers removed there flak jackets and helmets, they regularly heard shouts of ' So you're no really black bastards!'

    If any of our readers ever visit Belfast, I highly recommend a visit to the old Crumlin Road Jail. Well worth a visit. Amongst it's alumni were Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness, luckily not at the same time. So too, incredibly, was Eamon de Valera.

    PS. I genuinely believe that if Martin McGuiness was still alive, we wouldn't have this crazy impasse over here about devolved government.

  14. 1 hour ago, HSS said:

    I don't think Kenny would pack in SMiSA for Edu.He has always wanted to be involved with SMFC and wouldn't give that up for some 2 bob outfit that might not even take off despite their ambition.

    I could be wrong but got to be more to it than that.

    I don't know Kenny at all but I felt at the time of the election he was very enthusiastic about the future for SMiSA. As a member of SMiSA, I assume that some explanation will be made available to all of us. Wouldn't say I'm alarmed at this stage but I am a tad concerned. It just sounds a bit odd.

  15. Fux sake, the negativity from some people!
    It's a difficult draw, a very difficult draw, but not a bad one.  First thing you want as a supporter in the cup is an away day against a team not in your league.  Done - a good stop for chips & beer in Stonehaven and then on to the game.
    Should be a crowd of about 13,000?  Half of that is a decent bit of cash banked.
    The game is on the 20th January, Aberdeen have three weeks off prior to the game.  That's long enough for them to get rusty - we have seen it plenty of times when the top league comes back from a winter break and gets put out the cup by a lower league side.  Give me competitive games against Dumbarton and Inverness any day over a break in Tenerife as preparation.
    Our front line can cause anyone problems, there's no reason to think we can't go up there and get a coupe of goals.  It would seem the defence has come a long way since that shambles at Patrick Thistle in the League Cup, with big Harry Davis back now I expect we will get stronger.
    On our day we can beat any team in Scotland except Celtic, and even at Parkhead we have shown we can compete.  Off our day we can ship a load of goals against anyone as well.  Lets just travel in hope and see what comes.  We certainly have nothing to do be scared of, and these are the type of games you need to win at some point if you are going to win the cup.

  16. Reading this thread sends shivers down my spine. I have a friend over here in Northern Ireland who shouldn't be driving. He was a spoiled boy who used to do some racing in the 50's. I believe he took delivery of the first MGA over here in 1955. He still has it .It's a belter. Driving licences for over 70's here have to be renewed every three years and two years ago he managed to get his renewed a bit early because he was about to have laser eye surgery. It was reasonably successful but his licence is soon due for renewal and I am dreading the thought that he gets it. He is a good driver and tends to drive too slowly at times but that can be almost as bad as driving too fast. I've often been in his car when an overtaking driver blares his horn like hell while staring indignantly at my friend  while giving the v sign and not even looking ahead. It's nightmare stuff. And he has this habit of stopping for absolutely no reason whatsoever. I encourage him not to drive in the dark but I know he sometimes does. He will be 90 in March and his licence is due for renewal around then. I know what I should do but don't know what I will do. He is a close friend. He would feel emasculated without his licence. And yes, I would feel absolutely hellish if he is in an accident. I would also feel hellish if I derive him of one of the few pleasures in life left to him. I know he will never be involved in a high speed crash and that affords me some comfort.

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