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RickMcD

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    RickMcD got a reaction from MenstrieSaint in Gangs   
    I must have had my head in the clouds back then. I knew there were a load of wee nyaffs around but never thought it was a gang as such. Good on your old man and good on the Nice Policeman. Suppose someone on here will reprimand me for saying that.
    Years ago over here I was talking to a couple of RUC detectives in a Belfast pub and one of them had first joined the Polis in Greenock. When I told him I was from Paisley he went on to ask me if I knew Ferguslie Park. Apparently when there was action in Feegie on a Saturday night, some reinforcements occasionally got sent up from Greenock. This cop told me he enjoyed some of the most frightening nights of his life down there. The other cop told him not to be so stupid and asked him if Feegie was worse than Andytown, Short Strand or the Bogside and the answer was that they were all a dawdle compared to Feegie.
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    RickMcD reacted to Callum Gilhooley in It’s not all bad .   
    I have been working in Northern Ireland this week . Today I was working North of Antrim up to Ballymoney ,at lunch time I dropped into a wee place called Bellaghy for a bite to eat . The guy serving me , hearing the accent enquired where I was from , when I said Paisley , next question was which team ... as usual !  When I said Saints, he looked surprised. “pop your head into that office over there and tell them who you support “ 
    Turns out the guy in the office is an organiser for the Belfast youth football group who visited us a couple of weeks back , he was singing the clubs praises , said the youngsters were given the whole package and treated like kings . Particularly singled out TF for praise saying he had the young uns captivated with his stories and enthusiasm. The lads have asked if they can wear .St.Mirren strips next season !!  
    At times it is  easy to become disillusioned with our club and sometimes things seem bleak  , but it’s good to remind ourselves we can occasionally do things right 
    Well done to all involved. 
     
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    RickMcD reacted to PapaMcGarry247 in 2nd attempt at my first post on the forums   
    Hi all
    After my failed first attempt at my first post on here, here is really what I should have put.
    I look forward to reading and responding to the various posts and topics on here.
    Coming from a family with a long history with St Mirren football club, and with myself and 3 of my children season ticket holders it's been hard this last few weeks missing the games, due to the ill health of our 4 month old daughter.
    So I've come on here to keep up to date will all the banter and gossip that I now miss on the terraces.
    I again apologise for my very stupid attempt at a first post and look forward to many more posts!
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    RickMcD reacted to div in Next St Mirren Manager - Merged   
    Not for the first time my friend, and unlikely to be the last.
    LPM, the only Saints fan who hated Jack Ross, but rates Alan Stubbs
    Absolutely. Fucking. Barking.
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    RickMcD reacted to oaksoft in Moaning about the Forum or Posters   
    Oh it's definitely bullying alright. There is no "borderline" about it.
    What some of these bullies (and Drew stands out like a sore thumb) are doing falls squarely into the realms of online harassment of another forum user.
    Whatever you think of his posts, Ricky cant start anything without a horde of neanderthals jumping all over him like a pack of f**king animals. Some have him on ignore and STILL come onto threads he has started to further harass him.
    Let's call it what it is. It is harassment. In any other sphere of life, these bastards would be dealt with as swiftly as any other bully. Give them a keyboard and an alias however and they can seemingly do what they like.
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    RickMcD got a reaction from shull in So Farewell Then A Partick Thistle Legend   
    How many of that St.Mirren team would make it into today's side? Most of them?
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    RickMcD reacted to Wendy Saintss in First Team Squad   
    It seemed to me that the problem the knicker wetters had was that they’d never heard of the players. They just want us to sign the same tired one faces.
     
    Even now, we have fools saying that they personally cannot think of anyone available who would excite them.
     
    Dearly me, so Stubbs is restricted to just being able to sign players that a numpty of this forum has heard of?
     
    FFS
     
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    RickMcD got a reaction from faraway saint in Stating The Obvious Thread   
    A lot of St.Mirren fans don't want England to win the world cup.
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    RickMcD reacted to Seaside Nipper in Avoid PRW Today ( if you want to )   
    I had the misfortune to be in Glasgow Gordon Street circa 1030 on Saturday, then realise, hmm, its the last Saturday before the 12th , doh, then it dawned on me.
    Its a long time since I've witnessed such hostility and a feeling of sheer intense intimidation in and around the City centre. It appeared that Friday night must have been fairly lively as well going by significant signs of damage to many pub seating areas and outdoor street furniture all strewn about.
    Saturday, the place was full of what you could only describe as feral scum, neds young and old, the behaviour and numerous breaches of the peace on display were simply unreal. Mob mentality clearly to the fore and the drunkenness was unbelievable. Clearly a significant and noticeable Norn Oirish contingent as well.
    The strangest thing about it all for me though is the way some participants of the walk actively go out their way to hassle and physically abuse anyone ( clearly tourists in one case ) who cross the road during gaps in the procession, yet the police idle along with the march seemingly oblivious to the rolling aggro just yards away from them as the anger, unpleasantness and abuse from fan boy followers  trails the march as it snakes through the streets.
    What positives can assemblies like this possibly bring nowadays. From what I saw on Saturday that was a simple expression of bullying , bigotry, drunkenness and verbal unpleasantness  in full view of the Authorities and brought nothing but disorder and a feeling of unpleasantness. 
    It really is an utter embarrassment in this day and age, but perhaps the inaction around the offensive and illegal behaviour on display is arguably  even worse.
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    RickMcD got a reaction from shull in 4 told they can leave   
    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.
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    RickMcD reacted to Wendy Saintss in 4 told they can leave   
    Agree 
    Of the regulars, we lost Morgan, Smith and Davis. Reilly has also left, albeit he had been benched.
     
    We’ve brought in Heaton, McGinn, King, Kellerman & Cooke.
     
    As far as I can see I don’t think we are too short on numbers.
     
    If the 5 we had brought in had all been known players then I don’t think there would be an issue.
     
    Folk seem to be panicking because they don’t know if the new guys are any good or not!
     
    We’ll bring in more players, there is no doubt. But I really don’t think we’re in a different position than some other clubs.
     
     
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    RickMcD got a reaction from the digger in 8 - 0 Cathkin replay   
    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.
     
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    RickMcD got a reaction from cockles1987 in 8 - 0 Cathkin replay   
    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.
     
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    RickMcD reacted to faraway saint in World Cup Russia 2018   
    Is the "Get a Life" shop still open, hurry, you might still catch it before it shuts. 
    #sadasfeck
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    RickMcD reacted to shull in World Cup Russia 2018   
    Whether it is the Euros or the World Cup, I support all 5 British Isles Countries. 
    COME ON SCOTLAND,  ENGLAND, EIRE, NORTHERN IRELAND AND WALES. 
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    RickMcD reacted to Eric Arthur Blair in St Mirren Photos & Vids   
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    RickMcD reacted to pod in First Team Squad   
    That's your arse.
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    RickMcD reacted to jaybee in SMISA no more...   
    It must be really difficult to be you my friend; living in a universe where everything isn't just; as you would decree, where people can't or won't appreciate your sagacity, where even those who run a tidily football forum limit your audience and thus further constrain the immense importance of what you need to impart in those dumb people who just don't understand how important your views are and why everyone should believe in you. Personally I thought you were talking Poo ..................   but what do I know  
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    RickMcD reacted to pozbaird in Jack's Return!   
    Serious question. Are you a regular on any Sunderland fan forum, and if so, are you an irritating pain in the arse on there too? 
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    RickMcD reacted to Callum Gilhooley in Harry Davis   
    Anyone remember the fella Davis ? You know , the guy the thread was about ?
    Give it a rest guys .
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    RickMcD reacted to pozbaird in New Manager Latest Odds   
    It’s increasingly difficult to see past Mark Yardley. 
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    RickMcD reacted to Dare in Jack Ross - SMTID?   
    Think what most Saints fans would have loved is if Jack had stayed long enough to have a crack at the SPL, particularly given the momentum that as a club we have built up in the last 18 months. 
    Sadly it wasn’t to be and when you take a step back from it he has to do what is right for him and his family. As previous poster said if he gets this right he could be set up for life. 
    We are all a bit deflated just now but St Mirren are back in the top league where we belong and the  fans are right behind the club - lets get our new manager in place and kick on. COYS!!
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    RickMcD reacted to John Gotti in Jack Ross - SMTID?   
    I have no idea what age you are but if you have a wife and kids then I find this comment astonishing. 
    I love my club but while I also love my employer IF I ever get offered a 500% pay rise then my family come first. This has nothing to do with integrity it simply comes down to economics. 
    Honestly Bud just think how this changes Jacks life. He can pay off his house, set up his kids and give himself a chance to become a real name in England and maybe even set for life.
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    RickMcD reacted to Sonny in Sunderland Speak To Jack Ross   
    Thanks Jack and James for everthing. The last 18months have been the most memorable in years and if it wasn’t for you two we may may be looking forward to the Championship and not the Premiership next season. I, for one, will always wecome you back. Legend.
     
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    RickMcD reacted to santaponsasaint in Sunderland Speak To Jack Ross   
    To good a job to turn down. Good luck Jack and James. Thanks for a fantastic journey. Time to dry all your eyes break out the valium and move on. who ever the new gaffer is let's get right behind like we did with Jack. Coys SMTID.
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