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The St. Mirren FC 2020/21 Top Four/Six Party Thread

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2 hours ago, glenburn bud said:

I actually believe Kyle has great ability, he’s just not progressed as much as we all thought he would since promotion.  There can be a multitude of reasons why this has been the case. He’s a young lad who I’m sure will find his form again. 

It can't have helped that we've been absolutely shite since we got promoted. It's hardly conducive to helping younger guys develop and reach their potential.

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3 hours ago, Coventry Saint said:

It can't have helped that we've been absolutely shite since we got promoted. It's hardly conducive to helping younger guys develop and reach their potential.

Ach away you go with that talking sense chat.....☺️

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According to Goodwin:  "We did make an enquiry for Glenn in the summer but unfortunately he chose to go to Hibs and that was that. We have moved on since then and it wouldn't be something that we would be looking to do this window.

"We are talking to one or two others at the moment, hoping to get them over the line. I don't want it dragging on until the window closes. We are not desperate to get anybody else in but the one or two we are speaking to are very good and would make us better in the second half of the season."

There was a bit somewhere else where he says we're well covered in that area, which was exactly my thought when the rumour first surfaced!

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Wonder what positions will be. If we're talking to two players, I'd imagine one will certainly be a full back. 

Maybe the other player is the young goalkeeper with an eye on next season. 

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Tad random at first glance, but a quick search shows that Skyview have signed up as a sponsor of Juventus' US academy and a couple of youth invitational tournaments being run by them. Hence, Del Pierro was kicking about at the media event.

 

Time to get the feelers out for a wee parent club deal, I reckon. ;) 

Also, Youri Djorkaeff wearing a Saints shirt and Alessandro del Pierro getting the obligatory 'posing with the shirt' pic in the one season?! 1997 me is screaming inside a wee bit. Get me some Batistuta and Cantona before the season's out and I'd be away to finish myself off.

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13 minutes ago, geo87 said:

What is the link with sky view? Is someone high up there an exiled buddie?
 

Yeah, I remembe Div posting something about it when they first became our sponsor. Some bigwig is a Buddie, and I think he might even still be based in Scotland or the UK at least.

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4 minutes ago, GAD said:

Yeah, I remembe Div posting something about it when they first became our sponsor. Some bigwig is a Buddie, and I think he might even still be based in Scotland or the UK at least.

I think it's the chap in the photo (not Del Piero, sadly). I remember doing some Googling when the Skyview thing first started and there was a guy who was originally from Lochwinnoch involved with them.

Going back a bit, was the Cetco deal for the Millennium Champions season not also from an exiled Buddie - but then had to be cancelled when it emerged he wasn't quite as senior as the club had been led to believe and didn't really have the authority to sanction such a sponsorship?

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1 hour ago, Stu said:

I think it's the chap in the photo (not Del Piero, sadly). I remember doing some Googling when the Skyview thing first started and there was a guy who was originally from Lochwinnoch involved with them.

Going back a bit, was the Cetco deal for the Millennium Champions season not also from an exiled Buddie - but then had to be cancelled when it emerged he wasn't quite as senior as the club had been led to believe and didn't really have the authority to sanction such a sponsorship?

The Cetco thing was something like that. Again, I've seen Div mention it before so he'll know the full story.

As for Skyview, I think you are right, I'm sure that's the Jim Hall guy that gets mentioned in the article, and he's the st mirren fan. He's obviously very persuasive because I can't really see what an LA based investment company get out of having their name on the front of a not very good Scottish football team's shirt, but who are we to argue!

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Jim lives in Lochwinnoch and is a football fan as is the guy who owns the company. Indeed I think at one point they were looking at buying us but the fan ownership thing was already in the pipeline so decided against it.

One of the Del Piero links is that SkyView look after some of his investment portfolio. In reality, I think the sponsorship is such a relatively small amount of money for them that it doesn't really matter too much but it gives them a sporting interest. 

 

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If the papers are to be believed we're close to signing Djorkaeff. What kind of player is he and would he be able to do a job at Championship level?

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29 minutes ago, 19QOS19 said:

If the papers are to be believed we're close to signing Djorkaeff. What kind of player is he and would he be able to do a job at Championship level?

TBH we have no real idea, one of the first signings of the summer, hardly played can’t think of a game he started after the early league cup games.  Last appearance was away at Motherwell, came on as a sub, missed a good chance and then gave the ball away and they went up the park and scored. 
 

Seemed to be a fixture on the subs list without ever getting on after that. 

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Motherwell at home in the cup. Pretty underwhelming draw. Good to get a home tie I suppose.
Can't let them bully us this time. Should draw in a big crowd assuming it's a 3pm kick off on a saturday. Probably looking 6k+

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I understand the St. Mirren Club Shop is closed on weekends, when most people are off work. Is there anywhere else that sells the club's merchandise other than online? 

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1 hour ago, Ralstonite said:

I understand the St. Mirren Club Shop is closed on weekends, when most people are off work. Is there anywhere else that sells the club's merchandise other than online? 

No

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Can't let them bully us this time. Should draw in a big crowd assuming it's a 3pm kick off on a saturday. Probably looking 6k+
Are you referring to the cup game with 27000 fans when their thugs booted us off the park? Unforgivable

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The Evening times credits us with an interest in Lewis Strapp of Morton. Left back apparently. One or two other championship outfits are also looking at him.

Swap for Baird ?

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Are you referring to the cup game with 27000 fans when their thugs booted us off the park? Unforgivable
I was meaning the shoeing they gave us in Paisley a few months ago but I want revenge for that day too.

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