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Everything posted by sally02

  1. Think everybody else will be ok with it, so I'll leave you to work it through. Just keep your eyes on the road FFS!
  2. Who said anything about massive ?
  3. Are you going to hand back all your tips then ? That'll be right!
  4. With the prize money difference between 8th and 5th being £375,000, is it time to offer the players a healthy win bonus for a win on Saturday against Accies to ensure 6th place, and a further one for finishing 5th (or better) at the end of the season? I know they are paid reasonably well, but with the small squad we have, and the effort they have had to put in during the recent packed schedule and injuries, I think it might give them a wee stimulus to keep going till the end of the season?
  5. Dealt with John from his early days as a teenager in the business. He will be sadly missed! R.I.P. John
  6. Agree with the above regarding being professional athletes, should be able to play every day, etc. but what I was thinking in the opening post is that if you have to play 10 games in the five weeks rather than 5 or 6, then we are more likely to have more chance of injuries, yellow/ red cards and possible suspensions, so when we get to March we could be in a weaker position than other teams. In an ideal scenario, if we could avoid any injuries, cards, suspensions, etc. and rotate the squad successfully then that would be great, but I don't think that is going to happen. We'll find out soon enough I suppose. COYS
  7. Games between now and end of February:- R. County, DU = 5 TRFC = 6 Hibs, Accies, Killie, St. J = 7 CFC,Dons, Well, Livy = 8 Saints = 10
  8. I didn't venture there, but if that happens, no problem, we'll be super fit by then, so 2 games in 2 days will be a doddle? ⚽🤔⚽
  9. Starting with Livingston on Sunday, the team have 10 games in 35 days up to the end of February which is a pretty heavy scheduled to get through. 24/01/2021 Livingston (H/Park) Sunday 27/01/2021 Dundee Utd (Away) Wednesday 30/01/2021 Celtic (Away) Saturday 02/02/2021 Hibs (Home) Tuesday 06/02/2021 Killie (Home) Saturday 10/02/2021 Celtic (Home) Wednesday 13/02/2021 Aberdeen (Away) Saturday 17/02/2021 Hamilton (Home) Wednesday 24/02/2021 Motherwell (Home) Wednesday 27/02/2021 Ross County (Home) Saturday The upside is that there are only two games away at Dundee and Aberdeen, if you accept Hampden/Parkhead as "nearly at home" fixtures. Will the squad cope with this well, allowing for injuries and possible suspensions, or will we be playing with untried youngsters in the team by the end of February? Also, will the pitch stand up to six home games in less than 4 weeks? Bizarrely, we only have 2 scheduled games for the whole 31 days of March! Scottish Football planning at it's best, once again!
  10. Egg and face come to mind! should never have been awarded in the first place, until the 2 clubs involved had confirmed their positions regarding appeal. Ok for them to be incompetent and mis-manage it appears!
  11. And your source for this imminent signing? 😀 Not as prolific as his brother Stirling!
  12. Now over £9m with Gift Aid included as shown on Just Giving Page. Phenomenal!
  13. It looks as if it is directly related to travel patterns and not totally on Countries responses. Oz and NZ are quite isolated in terms of mass travel, as is the rest of the Southern Hemisphere, where cases are generally much lower, whereas the whole of Western Europe has had huge unrestricted cross border travel for decades now, and massive tourist infrastructures and travel between Europe and US, through global hubs including London, New York, Amsterdam, Paris, then I think you can start to explain the bigger numbers in Europe and US.
  14. Yeah, but he scored points on a football forum. Yep - 100 pages to post build and stroke his "look at me" ego!
  15. Tell that to the kids without their mothers tonight! Enough said, I think.
  16. And you believe everything that comes out of China🤧🤧🤧
  17. Were the other 16999 in your house on Saturday night sharing your Indian?
  18. Apples, bananas and oranges in the catering kiosks instead of greasy pies and E12345 Hot Dogs on Match Days
  19. Price is guaranteed and you leave from Edinburgh at 6.45 in the morning and arrive in Kathmandu 19hr45m later - one way I'm afraid! 👋
  20. At last - a post full of common sense and reasonable logic. 👏
  21. So they have 27.5% of the company and can exert decisions through vetos, whatever way they want, but they would only get a small percentage of the overall value? You squared that circle really well. I
  22. The match has been cancelled tonight because Kibble require the pitch for a Rice planting work project! Will St. Mirren or Kibble get the rice?
  23. The Foundation of Light appears to be an excellent model of a Charity working alongside it's parent organisation, however suggesting this would be the model for SMFC to follow is not straight forward, as there are vast differences between the 2 Clubs and their abilities. FOL is a charity associated to Sunderland AFC Sunderland has a turnover generally over £100m and more when in the premier league Sunderland has a Stadium that can seat 49,000 people Sunderland AFC has a far larger core staff than SMFC with all manner of skills and abilities, and facilities at their disposal. Sunderland AFC also has large Debt Levels. FOL as a charity has a group of Trustees who are all nationally known names incl. Kate Adie OBE, Sir Tim Rice, George Clark, Paul Collingwood MBE, Steve Cram CBE, Baroness Estelle Morris, Sir Peter Vardy, Sir Robert Murray CBE, Lady Tanni Grey-Thompson. FOL received over £400,000 from Sunderland AFC in a recent financial year in cash and kind by providing free seats, facilities, etc. So in that case it looks like the bigger company assisting the smaller charity to allow it to grow. SMFC has a turnover of £3m - £4.5m depending on where we are and how we are trading. Kibble has £32m turnover and vastly superior resources and business know-how. SMFC has a Charitable Foundation, is involved in Street Stuff, Community Projects, etc. etc. which we do reasonably well with, I think! If we multiplied our turnover to match that of Sunderland i.e x 30, I think our charity and community work would look pretty astounding. We don't have the Stadium or the fanbase to achieve that, and we don't have the national household names with the pull they have to call on as trustees. So for me following that model would not fit SMFC's profile as well as it does for Sunderland. However, as far as I can see, we do have an opportunity with the proposed Kibble involvement with the club, including their proposed board member places and 27.5% shareholding, to achieve a lot of the things that we would wish for from our Club, as majority owners, if the venture can achieve growth for both through joint participation throughout the business. Kibble doesn't have directors looking to increase their personal dividend on profits, they have paid employees, some of which are on the Kibble Board of Directors, who strive to create profit and growth to re-invest in the charity to reach and help more Children and Young People in real need, and above that a group of Trustees who are in place to oversee the safe evolution of a Charity which has existed since 1841. I don't think they present a hidden threat to us. If the "veto" or not "Mutually Agreeing Card" is used continually by either side, in which case no progress would be made on a plan, proposal, or other event being discussed, this might suggest that the future aims of both parties have diverged from the original aims, then I would imagine that the agreement that should be reached is that the partnership isn't working anymore, and that to dissolve the partnership may be the best route, either by Kibble offering to sell their shares to SMISA as agreed, or as was suggested perhaps donate them back as a gift to SMISA/FANS but essentially St. Mirren Football Club. I don't see any huge pitfall in any of that, and I honestly don't see Kibble using the "veto" to achieve their own ends while disregarding the club, as their reputation is one thing they would not want to tarnish. So I have decided to vote for the proposal today. Gordon Scott getting his money back earlier or profiting from the sale of the extra 8% of shares is neither here nor there, as he was the one person who put his hand in his pocket and allowed the club to move on four years ago.
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