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Personally I think if Ross is making those comments on a national forum the club is well within its rights to respond in kind, however, a more positive statement from the club on anything would be most welcome, perhaps they could update us on the initial benefits our new partners have brought to fruition??

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23 minutes ago, TPAFKA Jersey 2 said:

I’m no convinced McVie played on that fateful day did he, but he was undoubtedly a Cnut of the highest order in other games. 

You're right , he didnae play. But as you say he was still a cnut .

I mixed my cnuts up 

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1 hour ago, Yflab said:

Something related to this announcement on the 8th March? 

https://www.stmirren.com/all-news/3591-board-members-from-kibble

It concerns me.

I don't know what has changed but something definitely has.

The Magennis announcement(s) were crazy. The first was completely un-necessary, and the second which was just an embarrassment.

Then this, which clearly wasn't written by Tony. With all due respect it's just not his sort of language.

The weekly updates through the first COVID lockdown were pretty good and well written but the stuff of late has been tripe. IMO.

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25 minutes ago, saint in exile said:

So that's what Kibble have done with Gordon Scott!!!  No wonder we're not getting updates!

I’m pretty much convinced Gordon is not at the club, or if he is, no longer has a hands on approach.

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Just now, mattman said:

I’m pretty much convinced Gordon is not at the club, or if he is, no longer has a hands on approach.

Given that he and Ken McGeogh were “isolated” by the previous board, I’m sure he will be really pleased to have got back his total investment through the deal with SMiSA and Kibble. 

Always felt GLS was treated abysmally by that BoD considering how much time, money and effort he put into the club.  Maybe there was more too it, but when you are invited in on the premise that if they come to sell the club you will all be part of the deal, and then later on down the line they buy additional shares to ensure that they secure 51% something stinks. Credit where it is due he never as far as I know publicly came out and told his side of the story,

Did Ken McGeogh ever get his investment back?

I doubt I will never get my share investment back. It’s the emotional investment that hurts the most with St Mirren. Mind you we are all affected by that.

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I don't think it's pertinent that Tony wrote or didn't write statements.  Politicians have speech writers and civil servants to articulate policy statements but I very much doubt that Tony has a major input on policy formation.  He is essentially a PR figurehead based upon his historical footballing connection with  the club.

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Was that the whole letter?
 
I think the last line was missed out, you know the one that Tony puts at the bottom of all his letters....
 
 
Would you like to buy any of our academy graduates?  Going cheap.

Going cheap, indeed.


Is it an age thing Tom?

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For an employee of another Club to infer on national radio, which was then picked up by the tabloids, that we were cheating requires a public rebuttal. The wording was maybe not how I would have written it however I share the sentiment. I am pleased St Mirren didn't just keep their mouth shut as they often do.

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3 reasons I hate Motherwell

  1. 77 Cup tie
  2. Voting for league reconstruction that saved them from going p/t in the mid-80s and was the foundation of their 30-odd year run in the top flight altho' maybe I should blame the Saints board of that era.
  3. Their 90s team based around Davies, Lambert & Martin while we mooched around in the old First Division with the likes of Jim Gardner.

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3 reasons I hate Motherwell
  1. 77 Cup tie
  2. Voting for league reconstruction that saved them from going p/t in the mid-80s and was the foundation of their 30-odd year run in the top flight altho' maybe I should blame the Saints board of that era.
  3. Their 90s team based around Davies, Lambert & Martin while we mooched around in the old First Division with the likes of Jim Gardner.

Don’t forget this......

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2004/apr/21/newsstory.sport6

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1 hour ago, Sonny said:

For an employee of another Club to infer on national radio, which was then picked up by the tabloids, that we were cheating requires a public rebuttal. The wording was maybe not how I would have written it however I share the sentiment. I am pleased St Mirren didn't just keep their mouth shut as they often do.

I must confess I haven't actually listened to the podcast, only went by the comments I saw attributed to him in the press.

In those he said the system was open to abuse. He didn't actually say that we had abused it.

He's a fanny, I'm just surprised he managed to rile so many people!

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Just now, div said:

I must confess I haven't actually listened to the podcast, only went by the comments I saw attributed to him in the press.

In those he said the system was open to abuse. He didn't actually say that we had abused it.

He's a fanny, I'm just surprised he managed to rile so many people!

I’m glad saints responded and in kind, like you, I am only going by statements I read (not heard).

What I’d really like to hear/read now is more information updates on the club, for them to engage with the fans and be more informative as to how we are getting on.

i hope this improves across the season and moving forth. 
 

Something just seems amiss at the club just now & im not sure what it is or why. But on to Saturday and what is a huge game for us.... 

 

anyone know if it’s going ahead? 

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Motherwell should have dealt with this immediately and forced Ross to make a public statement retracting his initial comments. I have no idea why a youth coach would feel he could and should make a statement like that on behalf of his club. That is for their manager and board not him.

Our club probably shouldn't have said anything for two reasons:

1) It was a comment from a junior member of Motherwell's coaching staff.

2) There was no direct accusation aimed at St Mirren.

On balance, a phone call to Motherwell would have been the best approach.

Something is definitely not right at our club just now. Someone with the diplomatic skills of a wet sock seems to have got themselves in charge of communications.

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