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Personally speaking I'm happy to pay £12 a month for ten years just to know that my kids and grandkids will have a club to follow and "enjoy" in years to come.

I don't care about having my name on a wall and I've no interest in sitting on boards or committees.

I'd also be happy to keep contributing to a fund even after the club is bought and paid for but I'd want to see that money invested in the club either in terms of the academy or the infrastructure/facilities for the supporters.

Stuff like stadium maintenance should be budgeted for by the club. I don't think the fans can really be expected to pay for that on top of everything else!

I spoke with a fella last night who I don't know that well, but he's a Saints fan I see every week and I did struggle to explain why he should be signing up. Eventually I just said he should attend the meeting and find out more.

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As I'm in Tenerife I'll not be able to ask the questions personally on the night so I'm glad that buddiecat has answered the questions I've asked and rea for his contribution. It's highlighted a potential problem that I'm sure will be easily rectified and watched out for in the future.

If anyone thinks I've got or party to any agenda against this buy out then they are mistaken.

Fan-tastic!

Buddiecat is a Smisa board member so you are hitting the spot there.

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During lunch was speaking to my companies lawyer and he has basically backed what REA has said.

He was not sure why you have to be a member of SMISA to be part of the bid also when I mentioned rainy day fund his face said it all. Then again I might not have explained it fully.

Hopefully all will be explained at the meeting next week should be interesting

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During lunch was speaking to my companies lawyer and he has basically backed what REA has said.

He was not sure why you have to be a member of SMISA to be part of the bid also when I mentioned rainy day fund his face said it all. Then again I might not have explained it fully.

Hopefully all will be explained at the meeting next week should be interesting

You have to be a member as being a member of SMISA is what gets you your single share in SMISA which then give you the right to vote on SMISA matter such as how any vote to which the shares they one in SMFC are relevant is cast.

It SMISA that own the shares collectively on behalf of the members.

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Personally speaking I'm happy to pay £12 a month for ten years just to know that my kids and grandkids will have a club to follow and "enjoy" in years to come.

I don't care about having my name on a wall and I've no interest in sitting on boards or committees.

I'd also be happy to keep contributing to a fund even after the club is bought and paid for but I'd want to see that money invested in the club either in terms of the academy or the infrastructure/facilities for the supporters.

Stuff like stadium maintenance should be budgeted for by the club. I don't think the fans can really be expected to pay for that on top of everything else!

I spoke with a fella last night who I don't know that well, but he's a Saints fan I see every week and I did struggle to explain why he should be signing up. Eventually I just said he should attend the meeting and find out more.

Very much where I am. Kara tells everyone she is a St Mirren supporter though she does not like football so when I'm dead and gone it will be for the future Saints fans like you I'm after nothing just believe you can't get better than the fans owning the club. Politics of it all will leave for SMISA . Don't understand why any fan would not want fan ownership. Get some have joined the supporters bar and have a season ticket so can't through money left right and centre at the club. Those who can afford the price of a pint a week should join. Hope my faith is not lost for this bid to fail due to our own support. Edited by Isle Of Bute Saint

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As I'm in Tenerife I'll not be able to ask the questions personally on the night so I'm glad that buddiecat has answered the questions I've asked and rea for his contribution. It's highlighted a potential problem that I'm sure will be easily rectified and watched out for in the future.

If anyone thinks I've got or party to any agenda against this buy out then they are mistaken.

Don't think anyone has that impression of you Cockles, your questions are good and valid.

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My view remains the same. For my £12 a month I don't want a 'I helped buy the Buds' certificate to frame and put up on the wall. I don't want my name on a board. I don't want a pat on the head and a 'well done'. I don't want consulted on every single decision made, from appointing managers to changing the brand of lavvy paper used in the stadium.

I want the current incumbents who cannot even get a hall of fame panel printed in over three and a half years to fcuk out of the place, and have them replaced with a new SMiSA/GLS team who want to be there, will surely display a more pro-active leadership model, will engage with the support, and will give the whole bloody place a shot in the arm, and we can feel at least part of something with a bit of life and drive about it.

Edited by pozbaird

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And I want a fans' buyout so we can fix the friggin tannoy system; initiate a decent communications service with fans and move the segregation in the West Stand over to the Main Stand and see how they like it :)

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Correct me if I am wrong, the current push to get numbers is in order to satisfy the ethical lender and allow them to release sufficient funds to SMISA to pay their share of the 'deposit' in order to secure the exclusivety?

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And I want a fans' buyout so we can fix the friggin tannoy system; initiate a decent communications service with fans and move the segregation in the West Stand over to the Main Stand and see how they like it :)

Aye, and free ice cream for all......mibbie no in the winter right enough. ????

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My view remains the same. For my £12 a month I don't want a 'I helped buy the Buds' certificate to frame and put up on the wall. I don't want my name on a board. I don't want a pat on the head and a 'well done'. I don't want consulted on every single decision made, from appointing managers to changing the brand of lavvy paper used in the stadium.

I want the current incumbents who cannot even get a hall of fame panel printed in over three and a half years to fcuk out of the place, and have them replaced with a new SMiSA/GLS team who want to be there, will surely display a more pro-active leadership model, will engage with the support, and will give the whole bloody place a shot in the arm, and we can feel at least part of something with a bit of life and drive about it.

you and me both. However I do think we could get a few more on board using a very small token gesture.

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Was at a night out last night with most of my family , the talk got round to the Buythebuds campaign & i was disappointed to discover that only two of us had signed up. thumbdown.gif

There was a mix of " i`m not sure" & " i dont know enough about it" so i spent a fair chunk of the evening selling the idea to them. It just showed how many more Saints fans there are out there who , for whatever reason have not been reached by the campaign yet.

I followed up this morning with a text to them all.

"Lets get signed up to #Buythebuds. For just £12 a month we can make fan ownership happen. Go to www.smisa.net & sign up now orturn up at the public meeting at St.Mirren park on the 19th May to find out more "

Perhaps if those who have signed up could do the same with their nearest & dearest .... or failing that , their friends & family wink.png we will get those numbers up. thumbup2.gif

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That's what I was led to believe as well but reading through the constitution I noticed this.

12. The Society Board will decide and issue a form of application for membership. Members are to pay an annual subscription of such reasonable sum as the Society Board shall decide, the first payment to be made at the time of application for membership. The sum of £1 from the first payment shall be applied to purchase an ordinary share in the Society.

I cant see anywhere that its the members that decide/vote on.

It's like any club, the members vote in the committee to make these decisions on their behalf.

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Sign ups at 555..!

The bid is coming alive, over the hump now, downhill all the way to 1000 buddies on board.

All who have signed up, give yourselves a pat on the back, and dig anyone you know who isn't signed up in the ribs to get along to the meeting at the stadium this Thursday.

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I will be surprised if they get to 1000 sign ups by end of month .

Nearly 600 will be signed up BEFORE!

The first public meeting to present and discuss the bid. That is impressive, and I can only see it growing arms and legs after Gordon and Smisa have had a chance to articulate their vision for the future of SMFC as a fan-led, community club.

It's all good bud! Go on sing us one of your songs..."i'm all shook up...uh-huh'

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I will be surprised if they get to 1000 sign ups by end of month .

I agree, far from stating the bid 'coming alive' I'd be hoping and asking 'Has it peaked ?'

We signed up and I hope it's a success and to be fair it's not going too bad , however it's where it ends up that matters.

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