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St Mirren v Broxburn Athletic 18/1/20

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15 minutes ago, djchapsticks said:

We were in the depths of a slump last January though, loads of angst and playing a side we'd seen a bit too regularly over the last few seasons.

We are going into this one with a wee bit of optimism about the club, 3 new signings, a relatively settled squad and the novelty of playing a team no-one has ever seen us facing. I'd like to think we'll pull 4,500-5,000 given 1,600 will be away fans.

 

I hope you're right, the bigger the crowd the better for us, especially if we get off to a flyer.

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1 minute ago, faraway saint said:

I hope you're right, the bigger the crowd the better for us, especially if we get off to a flyer.

And I honestly hope every one of the away supporters enjoy their day out watching their team...I expect them to sing, bounce about and go mental for the full 90 minutes, regardless of the outcome. It's hard not to sound condescending whilst saying that but it's genuinely encouraging to see so many folk come out for a game like this....there will be a lot of attention cast towards the match and we are rightly, not going to be the focus. Everyone in Scotland who is not a Saints fan will want us to lose and rightly so. I'd be wanting them to turn over any team that wasn't us too.

There will be folk in that crowd who have followed them for 40, 50 years who probably always wanted to see them having a pop at a top flight senior team outwith a friendly or testimonial environment (especially as they were junior until 2 years ago) and this is their moment to enjoy.

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1 minute ago, djchapsticks said:

And I honestly hope every one of the away supporters enjoy their day out watching their team...I expect them to sing, bounce about and go mental for the full 90 minutes, regardless of the outcome. It's hard not to sound condescending whilst saying that but it's genuinely encouraging to see so many folk come out for a game like this....there will be a lot of attention cast towards the match and we are rightly, not going to be the focus. Everyone in Scotland who is not a Saints fan will want us to lose and rightly so. I'd be wanting them to turn over any team that wasn't us too.

There will be folk in that crowd who have followed them for 40, 50 years who probably always wanted to see them having a pop at a top flight senior team outwith a friendly or testimonial environment (especially as they were junior until 2 years ago) and this is their moment to enjoy.

let's hope we don't be too cautious, if they get comfortable, well, I dread to think.

Exciting, but only if we win comfortably. :wink:

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1 minute ago, faraway saint said:

let's hope we don't be too cautious, if they get comfortable, well, I dread to think.

Exciting, but only if we win comfortably. :wink:

To be fair, I remember a few similar nerves before Lothian Thistle in 2017. 

We were 7-0 up at half time. Broxburn are apparently a better side than LTHV were but still, you'd hope it will be nothing other than comfortable.

 

Speaking of that game, time for a random rant.

 I walked into William Hill in Gilmour Street before leaving on train for Edinburgh that day and asked for a price on a Gavin Reilly hat-trick as the odds weren't showing online. I was told after a few minutes of the girl behind the counter checking that they weren't offering additional bets other than handicaps on cup games not involving Rangers or Celtic that day. Not even, correct scores or first goalscorer bets.

I asked if they realised how much of a two-bit operation they looked in that William Hill couldn't be arsed offering comprehensive betting options.....on the WILLIAM HILL  Scottish Cup. Walked out seething with them that day but got a tenner St. Mirren -5 goals on at 8/1 and a tenner on -6 at 18/1.

So needless to say I raged as Reilly got his hat-trick and despite us being 7-0 up at half time, we conceded in 2nd half to f**k my -6 bet up. :lol:

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3 minutes ago, djchapsticks said:

To be fair, I remember a few similar nerves before Lothian Thistle in 2017. 

We were 7-0 up at half time. Broxburn are apparently a better side than LTHV were but still, you'd hope it will be nothing other than comfortable.

 

Speaking of that game, time for a random rant.

 I walked into William Hill in Gilmour Street before leaving on train for Edinburgh that day and asked for a price on a Gavin Reilly hat-trick as the odds weren't showing online. I was told after a few minutes of the girl behind the counter checking that they weren't offering additional bets other than handicaps on cup games not involving Rangers or Celtic that day. Not even, correct scores or first goalscorer bets.

I asked if they realised how much of a two-bit operation they looked in that William Hill couldn't be arsed offering comprehensive betting options.....on the WILLIAM HILL  Scottish Cup. Walked out seething with them that day but got a tenner St. Mirren -5 goals on at 8/1 and a tenner on -6 at 18/1.

So needless to say I raged as Reilly got his hat-trick and despite us being 7-0 up at half time, we conceded in 2nd half to f**k my -6 bet up. :lol:

Moral of the story, don't bet on St Mirren. :lol:

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Very disappointed with this Cover from the Programme people. 

There was a great opportunity to have a special Cover for a very special game and maybe great sales especially from Broxburn. 

The Bonnyrigg v Clyde Cover  on the Programme Thread on Other Football was a perfect example of what could have been done. 

Really is absolutely pigheadiness and downright laziness from our Club. 

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2 minutes ago, Desperately Seeking Susans said:

I do really hope the club AND our fans give the visiting fans a very warm welcome.

I wonder how many Union Flags will wave back at us. 

Hopefully none. 

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4 hours ago, shull said:

Very disappointed with this Cover from the Programme people. 

There was a great opportunity to have a special Cover for a very special game and maybe great sales especially from Broxburn. 

The Bonnyrigg v Clyde Cover  on the Programme Thread on Other Football was a perfect example of what could have been done. 

Really is absolutely pigheadiness and downright laziness from our Club. 

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I agree with this. Considering it’s Broxburn’s biggest match in their history, it would have been great to see some proper memorabilia for their fans and a programme cover representing both clubs would have been fantastic.   

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1 hour ago, Cornwall_Saint said:

I agree with this. Considering it’s Broxburn’s biggest match in their history, it would have been great to see some proper memorabilia for their fans and a programme cover representing both clubs would have been fantastic.   

Really?  I can't agree....  :unsure:

It's just another match for St Mirren against a diddy club that should be shrugged aside by reserves.  Lothian Thistle, East Kilbride, Edinburgh City are similar wee sides and it IS a big match for their players...  but not for St Mirren.

 

Why should St Mirren waste money on 'special' programmes for this?  For another team's fans...  and wtf IS special about a bloody programme?  Scraps of tacky paper, littered with adverts, stapled together.....

There is a likelihood that their amazing number of fans MIGHT buy memorabilia and they'll possibly buy whatever programmes they are offered... but being realistic... what adults are interested in  programmes nowadays and why would anyone under the age of 30 be interested in pages of paper that tell you nothing about the actual game as that gets played long after a programme is printed?

It probably doesn't even contain the actual names of players participating on the days.

 

Programmes are as useful nowadays as VHS machines.  

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49 minutes ago, antrin said:

Really?  I can't agree....  :unsure:

It's just another match for St Mirren against a diddy club that should be shrugged aside by reserves.  Lothian Thistle, East Kilbride, Edinburgh City are similar wee sides and it IS a big match for their players...  but not for St Mirren.

 

Why should St Mirren waste money on 'special' programmes for this?  For another team's fans...  and wtf IS special about a bloody programme?  Scraps of tacky paper, littered with adverts, stapled together.....

There is a likelihood that their amazing number of fans MIGHT buy memorabilia and they'll possibly buy whatever programmes they are offered... but being realistic... what adults are interested in  programmes nowadays and why would anyone under the age of 30 be interested in pages of paper that tell you nothing about the actual game as that gets played long after a programme is printed?

It probably doesn't even contain the actual names of players participating on the days.

 

Programmes are as useful nowadays as VHS machines.  

Thanks for your usual input to our Forum.

Actually, we were talking about a special Cover for the normal match programme.

Doubt if it would cost any more to produce.

And i was confident that a special cover programme would be a better seller than the usual cover , with good promotion and advertising of it.

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