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  1. I wonder if thread demolishing like this is one of the reasons fewer and fewer people bother with this forum these days? I’ve signed back up with P&B because I’m scunnered with the lack of debate and humour and the endless point scoring drivel on here. I know I’ll not be missed but a lot of interesting posters have given up before me. Over to you Bazil for the inevitable last word.
  2. Confirmed on SFA site. Live on BBC and Premier Sport.
  3. Didn’t Jim say Quaner came here to get fit and put himself in the shop window? Can’t see him being here next season but hats off to him for chasing every ball tonight. Really hoping we can retain Jak and Ilkay.
  4. Except it wasn’t. Maybe I’d have been better watching on hesgoals.
  5. Confirmation of a sad truth: Obika is actually our best striker. ☹️
  6. I paid my tenner and QoS confirmed payment received but still couldn’t watch. Unfortunately other links available ☹️
  7. Overrated. Try the Coach & Horse (if it ever re-opens).
  8. I hear Jack Ross has been on the phone to Fitzy enquiring about Finlayson and Mason.
  9. The Silver Thread. Christ, I’d totally forgot about that place. I never usually drank there, only went for the bands. In fact I had to google it to remember where it was. In my defence, it’s been more than 30 years since I lived anywhere near Paisley.
  10. Can somebody help me out. I’m sure I saw Elvis Costello playing the Bungalow in 1977/78’ish. My mate who was there that night is certain it was the Apollo. I’m sure I’m right but with my memory it could have been Ken Dodd at the Kings. Anybody help me out?
  11. Your employer probably would be investigated and, as seems the case with Celtic, they were found to have done nothing wrong, I wouldn’t expect any action against them since they appear to have done everything reasonably expected of them. I would expect your employer, or Celtic in this case, to investigate and if they found the employee to have acted against instructions and to have brought the employer into disrepute to dismiss the employee on the grounds of misconduct.
  12. He's not a defender Seriously? Why hasn’t anyone told me that?
  13. That’s what I get for being smart. I was having a really clever dig at the “experts” for listing him as a defender. Just realised I was looking at the team upside down. Believe it or not, I know he is not a defender.
  14. He had a good game on Saturday but he wasn’t our best defender.
  15. From Motherwell FC. CLARIFICATION ON REMARKS MADE BY RICHARD TAIT Sunday 21 June 2020 Clarification on remarks made by Richard Tait We wish to clarify remarks made by our former player Richard Tait on the BBC Sportsound programme on 21 June 2020. Firstly, we are not normally moved to make public statements on matters relating to player contracts. We always, with very limited exceptions, conduct all of our business in private. However, Richard’s comments to the BBC require us to make completely clear the events, which led to his decision to leave the club at the end of his contract on 31 May 2020. Earlier this year, the club entered negotiations and made contract offers to Richard, which he rejected. He is perfectly entitled to do this, as we would expect over the course of any negotiation. Shortly after the league was stopped due to the Covid-19 outbreak, with the majority of our staff working from home, Richard returned a signed contract to the club, accepting an offer made to him which he had previously rejected. This contract was signed only by him, and not by any member of staff at Motherwell FC. At this point, we informed Richard that we would not be in a position to sign off on the contract, given we were in the midst of complete uncertainty over our financial position going forward in the wake of a global pandemic. Nevertheless, we reassured him we wanted him to stay at the club, and we would be back in touch once we had certainty over where we stood. Towards the end of May, Richard was offered revised terms, with the full explanation this was being done in light of a predicted much-reduced football budget. Richard told the BBC that it was his view “[Motherwell] were taking advantage of a bad situation” in doing this. As a fan-owned club operating in hugely uncertain financial times, it is imperative that the board exercise the maximum caution to safeguard the club. At the time Richard was offered revised terms, we were unsure when the 2020/21 season would commence. We are still in the situation where we do not know when a crucial revenue stream – having supporters in the stadium – will be available to us again. Despite this, we offered Richard a new contract in the hope he would stay with us. The basic salary of this contract was less than the previous offer, but on no lesser basic terms than he had been on at the club during his time here. It also included the incentive for us to pay for him to undertake coaching qualifications, with a view to him being a member of our coaching staff once his playing career came to a close. Additionally, we made a promise to Richard that we would look to review his contract at a later date, once there was greater clarity over supporters being able to return to stadiums. We are disheartened that someone who has been part of the fabric of our club for four years would make an accusation that we would try and take advantage of a grave situation like Covid-19. It should therefore be noted that Richard chose to reject the new terms offered to him by the club. We did not withdraw the opportunity for him to remain part of Motherwell Football Club. He is fully entitled to follow this path and we respect his right to do so. Richard remains part of the history of this club. As captain of the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final winning side over Aberdeen, a member of the squad which reached two cup finals, as a man who made 142 appearances for our club and as a hugely respected and well liked figure at Fir Park. We reiterate our sincere thanks for all he gave to the club and wish him all the best in his future career.
  16. Under which alias will you continue to post? The suspense.....
  17. You are wrong. Probably best not to make judgements on thousands of people you do not know.
  18. Never thought I would ever write these words but I agree with Shull. I’ve supported St Mirren home and away for over 50 years and I have never had a season ticket. I do not believe people who choose to buy season tickets are “better” supporters than me. Coincidentally, I have just retired and I had intended to buy two season tickets. I think that will have to wait until next season.
  19. We lost a home tie against a mediocre Aberdeen and got knocked out of the Cup yet your biggest disappointment is the “stay away fans”?
  20. Makes no difference but I thought Foley fouled him outside the box and he fell in the box.
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