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8 minutes ago, IrishBhoy said:

Late to the party here, and as you say that is absolutely brilliant listening. The complete and utter arrogance of those fans is frightening. Sitting laughing away and predicting 8/9/10 nil score lines like Celtic are some team of superstars. No doubt they are a good team, but I can’t get my head round that mindset. What would be the point of supporting a team that you thought was going to turn up week after week and win by those margins. 
 

Also, is that an Australian guy doing a Celtic podcast :lol: I wonder when he started that. He’s managed to pick up the self entitled attitude that most Celtic fans have very quickly. I hope he was spewing while he watched Curtis Main holding the ball at the corner flag for the last 4 minutes. 

I bumped into the guy who runs the Celtic supporter bus on the ferry on Saturday.  Said Celtic should have won the game that Saints players kicked Celtic off the park. Knowing the crew I got a Lemon from them and gave it to the Celtic guy , what's that for to help keep your bitter taste going  : ) 

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11 minutes ago, ZingaliMan said:

I bumped into the guy who runs the Celtic supporter bus on the ferry on Saturday.  Said Celtic should have won the game that Saints players kicked Celtic off the park. Knowing the crew I got a Lemon from them and gave it to the Celtic guy , what's that for to help keep your bitter taste going  : ) 

I wish St Mirren kicked Celtic off the park. We bullied them and deservedly won, only the most idiotic of Celtic fans could think otherwise. To be fair any Celtic fan I spoke to after it said the same, but there’s always a few that can’t bring themselves to say it. 

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Apologies if already asked - on Saturday there were a group of fans in the main stand towards the family stand end, all wearing red and white striped football shirts. I think one of them also had a flag, which I think I may have seen at some Celtic (2-0 GIRFUY) FC games. Kind of looks like a Union flag, but it’s red, white and green. I thought maybe they were over from the Irish club we have / had an arrangement with. Anyone any ideas?

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9 minutes ago, pozbaird said:

Apologies if already asked - on Saturday there were a group of fans in the main stand towards the family stand end, all wearing red and white striped football shirts. I think one of them also had a flag, which I think I may have seen at some Celtic (2-0 GIRFUY) FC games. Kind of looks like a Union flag, but it’s red, white and green. I thought maybe they were over from the Irish club we have / had an arrangement with. Anyone any ideas?

Athletic Bilbao fans. The flag you describe is the Basque flag.

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2 minutes ago, Arch Stanton said:

Athletic Bilbao fans. The flag you describe is the Basque flag.

Ah. Now for my next question. Any idea what a bunch of complete and utter basques were doing at the dinkydome? Just here to see the mighty Mirren?

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1 minute ago, Arch Stanton said:

No idea. Read on B&WA that it was AB fans.

Maybe on holiday in Scotland and wanted to take in a game? Who knows. Anyway, hope they enjoyed the second half action and the exciting finish.

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8 hours ago, Insaintee said:

Isn't there some connection between paisley and athletico Bilbo? Did Coats have a mill there and set up a work team?

 

Did Alfrodo Morelos ever play for them?

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Both George Adam and Alan Wardrop leaving their board positions within SMISA. Within a matter of days ? Is this coincidence or is there something going on in the background that we’ve yet to find out.

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1 hour ago, glenburn bud said:

Both George Adam and Alan Wardrop leaving their board positions within SMISA. Within a matter of days ? Is this coincidence or is there something going on in the background that we’ve yet to find out.

Under Gilmour we were a very prudent club and quite rightly in his tenure given the state of the club financially at the time. Now we have a fan owned club in partnership with Kibbo.  Is there a new strategy speculate to accumulate after all success brings £ . The figure I heard of debt run up really shocked me and will most fans if true. I don't believe the figure or don't want to believe . At least the club will probably have a bail out in SMISA subscriptions if needed . Interesting AGM coming up. 

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When has a St Mirren AGM ever been un-interesting? So, rumours of unrest, debt, resignations, shit-stirring, twitter spats, in-fighting, disagreement, miscreants, friction….… and in other shock news, scientists reveal that night does indeed follow day.

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12 minutes ago, pozbaird said:

When has a St Mirren AGM ever been un-interesting? So, rumours of unrest, debt, resignations, shit-stirring, twitter spats, in-fighting, disagreement, miscreants, friction….… and in other shock news, scientists reveal that night does indeed follow day.

I’ve got no wish to shit stir or speculate about what’s going on at boardroom level, just curious to see if there’s anything going on that will detract from all the good things happening on the park.

I’ll leave the speculative nonsense to those who know best on black & white army.

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39 minutes ago, glenburn bud said:

I’ve got no wish to shit stir or speculate about what’s going on at boardroom level, just curious to see if there’s anything going on that will detract from all the good things happening on the park.

I’ll leave the speculative nonsense to those who know best on black & white army.

The same infantile bampots over there as usual squabbling over absolutely nothing with any proof.

Add to that the tit for tat shite and “I’m a better Saints Fan than You” then it’s no wonder folk give the place a miss.

I only visited for said proof 😉

Shame……used to be quite good.

 

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There were 2 directors (David Riley and Chris Stewart) who resigned from the board within 6 weeks of each other at the end of last year. Tony Fitzpatrick then went a few months later. That all passed without comment.... Alan Wardrop retired earlier in the year from his job as a Financial Adviser. Maybe he's just after the quiet life?

In terms of finances, the minutes (https://www.smisa.net/news-archive/5-general-smisa-news/325-smisa-special-general-meeting-march-2022) of the SMISA meeting with board members in March stated that:

John Needham added that they are trying to take prudent steps to expand the club and move into the top six but they are not taking undue risks with the financial future of the club. Last year our net loss was £50,000, one of the lowest in the league. Will probably make a larger loss this year but we are using the rainy day reserves to cover for it, Covid being the reason for the rainy day. Took steps to move on players in January who were being paid well but on the bench. Aim for 22/23 financial year to break even again. 

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30 minutes ago, flyingscot said:

Wasn't there people last year prophesising doom in the finances then it was found to be a fairly small loss? It seems familiar. 

There definitely is debt in the form of the interest-free Covid loan but we've got 20 years to repay that and most clubs took more than us:

1) RANGERS £3.2M

2) ABERDEEN £3.119M

3) MOTHERWELL £2.959M

4) HIBERNIAN £2.882M

5) DUNDEE UNITED £2.818M

6) ST JOHNSTONE £2.6M

7) KILMARNOCK £1.828M

8) LIVINGSTON £1.783M

9) ST MIRREN £1.764M

10) ROSS COUNTY £1,158M

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