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4 hours ago, billyg said:

Probably completely wrong , but this is the way I see it.

1. Reid had told the club he won't be signing a new deal.

2. The club know , at the end of the season , they will receive a development fee of not much more than £100k. 

3. The club have accepted the offer from Celtic , in the knowledge that he won't go there.

4. The club see this as a way of prompting other interested clubs to make their own bids , hopefully higher , with better add-ons ?

I don't think that you're too far off the mark.

Like it or not the information in the highlighted text is what, in the main,  is driving the bids that some of us are taking umbrage at.

Any interested club is aware of this. We could hold out, be left with an unhappy player and pick up the development fee in June. However, it's unlikely that we'd get any significant, if any, add on's.

The only way we're going to get a sizeable fee for Reid, is if any English premiership clubs or the likes of Benfica, decide that they must have him.

I think it's safe to say that last year's decision to send Reid to Queen's Park, which was a disaster, has also had a significant bearing on stalling Reid's development and reducing his value, in the eyes of any suitors. The potential may be there, but other than academy games and Scotland U-17 performances there's not much to judge him on. Simply put, there is no hard evidence that Reid can cut it at a higher level than he's currently performing at.

As much as I think the money shelled out for Aberdeen's Ramsey and latterly Hib's Doig is preposterous, at least they've played plenty of 1st X1 football.

Also, I see we're all taking the figures mentioned in the papers as gospel. Nowadays, most clubs don't ever disclose what transfer fees are involved and the media end up making up a value. Just a thought.

 

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2 minutes ago, Arch Stanton said:

16 seats, each box has up to 6 guests...something not right with that arithmetic.

I noticed that. I would hope that six seats is not the total number.

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4 hours ago, smellthepaw said:

As sad as it sounds, I do believe this. Rangers wouldn't need to put up much more surely to match Celtics bid, unless it was the add-ons that were the stumbling block from their end.

The fact is that Rangers haven't (yet) come up with an acceptable offer and no-one bigger than the Old Firm is interested.

He's talked to Celtic today and now he's got a decision to make. Plenty of Rangers fans have played for Celtic, most notably Stein and Dalglish. Lewis Morgan was another. Maybe just didn't have an old man as active on social media as Dylan....

He could turn Celtic down and hope Rangers come back at a later date but that would be incredibly risky. Might get a bad injury, not impress for us / at a loan club or Rangers might just move on. Certainly Celtic wouldn't be on the phone again after doing their hard sell today.

On paper, it should be a no-brainer for the boy but who knows. For us, the board must have weighed it up financially and come to the conclusion that it would be better if he goes now. 

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OK, so my first reaction on seeing the photos of the new ‘corporate box’ was ‘FFS, it’s a shipping container with a dugout welded on top’. Then, my second reaction, was ‘so what if it does resemble that?’ It fills a corner, and it is an investment idea to be applauded. Hope it is a hit, and they stick another one in the corner between the main and South stands. 

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2 hours ago, elvis said:

Thats your opinion I stand by mine.

I give you Mo Camara, surely Jones would have got by him and crossed to Steve Galloway to stub his toe in the grass and pass it back to the keeper. 

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2 minutes ago, Spam_Valley said:

They can wear a heavy jaiket like the rest of the folk in the stadium 

They’ve paid a lot more money than the rest f us in heavy jackets. 

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What do the rest of corporate do, Sit inside huddled around a radiator trying to keep warm? Of all the things to pick up on, moaning about sitting outside in the cold is the most bizarre one 

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26 minutes ago, Spam_Valley said:

They can wear a heavy jaiket like the rest of the folk in the stadium 

St Mirren’s new corporate box fails to meet expectations despite heavy jaikets…

 

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Wonder how many will fit in the corner. Imagine it will only be two with potential for 2 in the other corner between main and fitzy stands.

Can't put them in the other corners due to scoreboard in one and need to put live TV gantry in the other.

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35 minutes ago, pozbaird said:

OK, so my first reaction on seeing the photos of the new ‘corporate box’ was ‘FFS, it’s a shipping container with a dugout welded on top’. Then, my second reaction, was ‘so what if it does resemble that?’ It fills a corner, and it is an investment idea to be applauded. Hope it is a hit, and they stick another one in the corner between the main and South stands. 

To be fair, it's not really going to be anything other than that. It will be well enough insualted etc but it definitely needs to be something 'semi-permanent' in case we ever do decide to go with more permanent structures in corners in future.

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3 minutes ago, djchapsticks said:

To be fair, it's not really going to be anything other than that. It will be well enough insualted etc but it definitely needs to be something 'semi-permanent' in case we ever do decide to go with more permanent structures in corners in future.

Absolutely, and I applaud the idea and the investment wholeheartedly.

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