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  1. Gilmour given a bit of a rough time. There are three parts to the Covid issue. The Government decision was simply based on number of cases, risks to other players etc. They are not worried who is infected, simply number of cases, exposure, risk etc. They do not look at individual players etc The UEFA situation only dictates the number of players you need to field. It does state that it is 13 players INCLUDING a goalkeeper. The situation of losing 3 goalkeepers very late in the day is a football issue. The emergency rule is there but what would be the outcome if St Mirren had conscientiously endeavoured to get an emergency goalkeeper and given the difficulty such as player needs to be Covid tested, failed through no fault of themselves. Hearts having a goalkeeper in training and tested was pure luck. Outfield players have gone in goals but seldom from the start. To me insisting they put an outfield player in goals is the wrong part.
  2. Interesting to listen to Tommy Wright on Sportsound podcast last Fiday. When talking about St Mrren going to Ibrox, he was asked about how difficult it is to go to the ugly sisters. He explained very clearly that the difficult part is not defending against the Old Firm, most teams can get men behind the ball. the most important aspect is when you do get the ball, do not give it back to them easily, try to hold it, take the steam out of the game. As I sat and watched the game, i could just hear his words coming back to haunt us! Hot potato fotball, In most cases 2 passes and Rangers had the ball back. Jim needs to get that part fixed. Not fair to comment on Obika, any worldclass striker would have been isolated on Sunday. Sadly might be more of the same on Wednesday.
  3. It has been mentioned by a couple of people, that some of us overseas fans support the club by paying to watch the live home games on SMTV. Will this service still be available or be replaced by the SKY deal? We are in effect paying for a "virtual" Season Ticket annually. What happens when games with fans start again? I do not want to start a debate about camera work etc. Although the University footage is not perfect, it far better than nothing.
  4. Watching the cup goal, for some reason it reminded me of the recent obika goal against Hearts. No alcohol involved!!! Of of course no comparison with Ferguson. But just thinking about how important goals can be. All this hassle about relegation was hanging on a few of Obika,s “lucky” strikes. Would there have been the same uproar if it was us instead of Hearts in the relegation spot. Heard the Hamilton GM ask the same question last week on Sportsound. Sporting integrity my arse!!!
  5. Fully agree with you about 3-4. I was only talking about short term. People really need to get a grip of themselves. We in serious s**t up to our necks for next few weeks.
  6. Don’t know if boris has it right or not, but just getting fed up with every other politician who has no real responsibility, jumping on the “I know better” bandwagon. Scoring political points at this time is s**t. What happened to national unity, caring about the people? same with panic buyers etc. No thought for others. Hope the guys with all the handgel gets it from somebody that has none. We all need a share of everything. china and Asia have different culture but when government said or demanded stay at home, they did it. Here we want freedom, want to go to pub etc. “Nobody tells me what to do” culture. Absolutely bonkers. Next it will be the civil liberty claims. Government cannot tell me what to do lt! britain waken up. Batten down the hatches. Nobody knows when officially started in China, but Lets say mid Jan. over worse of it now. Relatively short time period. There sadly will be deaths but even with the greatest care, these will inevitably happen. The country at large needs to get a grip, knuckle down for next 4-6 weeks and let’s get through it as best we can. To all all of you. Be sensible, do the hand washing, stay safe, look after others, lets get through this
  7. We really need to stop the usual posters. Blame everybody. Rename this post “season all to play for”. Thiat is what Jim and the team need to focus on. Survival and as high a finish as possible. Cup would have even great but if I and my fellow investors are going to get our monies worth, we need to stay up.
  8. I think the outcome is challenging for all parties. No matter how we look at it, all are investing greatly in something that is at the heart of all of us, St Mirren. I sincerely hope that Kibble help to grow the business, because in a few years, we, the fans will own 51% of the club. Many forgot that 51% is ownership, 70% was just a bigger number All this chat of GLS being a Simsa member and not allowed to sell his personal shares to benefit himself, having ensured that the fans have 51% is just pettiness. So he offloaded 8% so what! i am part of the minority’s of private shareholders. I bought some years ago just to be a part of the club. It was an ambition since boyhood. Remember those days you trawled the PDS looking for a small add selling st mirren shares. I then invested further when we had to get an all seater stadium. I would remind those sanctimonious members out there who think about fan ownership, most of the past share offerings were not taken up by grass root fans and had to be underwritten by people like Gordon, Stewart, George,. The final seats to make old love street an approved all seater stadium were bought by Jim Purvis. I doubt I will ever get the opportunity to sell those shares like GLS so what. It was a from the heart investment. GSL has a far higher value and I have no issue with him being able to offload them. the veto has taken on mammoth proportions but I would question its actual worth. The issues you can veto go to the fundamentals of the club. Day to day business is unlikely to be vetoed. If there is something that Kibble actually want to veto, as a fan shareholder I would have serious questions about what was going on that makes them take such a stand my only question, and it is something that has annoyed me for many years. In the bad time, 3 games postponed in winter, no income and the old shareholders had to give loans to aid cash flow, I have always worried how fan ownership handled that. Recently I have heard talk of a contingency fund. Is it only the major shareholder that needs to have that or will kibble equally have some cash to help us through tough cash flow times.. let us look at the German model 50%+1 is fan ownership and you run the club that is where we will be shortly As I type I think of brexit at end of it, all need to pull together in reading the pros and cons over past few weeks, I have seen some personal axes to grind, but at the end of the day we are all fans and want the best for our coub juat think what COYS means to each of us that is what is in our hearts
  9. https://www.footballscotland.co.uk/spfl/scottish-premiership/sfa-mark-rangers-below-st-16414298 Not that we need a UEFA licence this year, but how do we get such a good overall rating and get refused a licence. Interesting to see the artificial pitch ratings. Think the overall rating shows how well managed a "small' club we are. Apologies didn't see same thing listed under the very subtke "we've won gold thread".
  10. Don't know if it is the academy system or something their mother puts in their tea but all 3 McGinns' all come with "the right stuff". They all have given 100% for the Club and jersey. Not always our greatest individual players but when you look at their attitude, professionalism, commitment etc. a lot of other players could learn from them about what it means to be a 'professional". If some of our "talented" prima donna's over the years had shared that attitude, they may have gone on to far greater heights. Both McGinns have had their lows this season but don't think the fans ever doubted their commitment. That attitude OK has instilled in whole team.
  11. Subtle difference between "save the pot" and "save the pot for a rainy day when we have fan ownership". I think in hindsight that the proposal at the AGM may have got a very different outcome if many fans like me had realised that they could cast a "proxy vote". As it was the proposal was decided by a room full of virtualy SMISA committee members so it never was going to get a fair chance. It's not the committee's fault that things like the AGM are poorly attended. that sadly is the way things like that are supported. It may have been good to have a proper agenda and any proposals requiring voting sent out in advance and the members options regards a proxy vote explained. Despite the above, I do thank the Committee for their hard work in supporting our club.
  12. Service normally Ok for me. Most times it freezes it tends to be my server. I know it not the most professional service but it overall provides a good service. Can certainly understand the frustration if expecting to be watching the Buddies Certainly miss it on away games. So far this year broke my heart to give Rangers the money and had to listen to terrible Blue Nose commentator, Aberdeen insist you sign up for a month, yesterday St Johnstone don’t offer the service at all. Last season good service at Dunfermline but nothing from ICT. Amazed at how few clubs provide it good Saturday night in , 2 hours of Off the Ball, out for food when radio Scotland locks out overseas listeners then back for the game! Service certainly appreciated my this ex pat Buddie Really looking forward to getting up at 3am on Wednesday for the Motherwell game. pity about the results!!!
  13. Dreading watching Brown getting away with kicking, bullying the midfield and allowing the remaining Celtic midfield to run over us. Like him or loath him, he brings that Billy Abercrombie, Goodwin strength to the mid-field that we are severely lacking these days. Just hope the young guys don't get caught up in his antics. He always seems to get sympathy from refs, while our guys get booked for first tackle! Early to bed tonight, then up in middle of night to watch game live on internet!
  14. So does anybody know what the final shareholding would be after the fans buy club. Main share holdings going forward I would guess at Bought by Fans under the current purchase plan 51% (old Boards shares) Existing SMISA Share Holding? ? Existing GS Personal share holding ? Other existing small share holders ?
  15. Plenty of talk about season ticket sales, does anybody know if St Mirren TV will be up and running again next season? Not sure with the Premier League if club can still offer it. OK not a huge part of club finances but last season saw about 100 of us on line for most home games.
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