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  1. Indy Ref 2

    I don't really understand what this means. How can a culture be under threat? Culture isn't a pre-defined static entity that never changes. Culture changes constantly, and has done throughout history. What's the "threat" element? What you see as a threat, someone else might see as natural, healthy growth and change. That change will always happen, regardless of what people vote for. Pretty much agree with this. The people of Scotland shot themselves in the foot by not grabbing hold of independence with both hands. They chose to stay in the UK and now the UK has chosen a path that they don't want. That's exactly why independence would have been a good idea - people had the chance to choose their own path, and they said No to it. They can't have it both ways. Given what's happened since then, though, I do think there's a bloody good case now for a second Indy Ref. Maybe London should get one too, because we didn't want Brexit either. As for the "will of the people" in the UK as a whole - I honestly don't know how anyone can sincerely claim to know what that will is. We were only offered a straight choice of Leave or Remain, yet since then various other kinds of potential Brexit scenarios have arisen, none of which the people were asked about. Add in all the mis-information people were fed, and the complete blindness to how it would happen and what any exit deal would be, and the whole Brexit vote just looks like a mess. Personally I don't think the people were ever in a position to make that decision, and the referendum should never have happened in the first place.
  2. World Cup 2018

    More of a distraction than ditching a successful manager two days before a massive tournament? I think they should have swallowed their pride, told him they were disappointed and let him get on with it. They could have announced now that Hierro would be taking over after the tournament, and everyone would have come out of it well. Incidentally, the guy who sacked him used to play for Hamilton Accies.
  3. Player Contracts + Transfers

    Seems like a pretty huge leap of logic to go from "player is being linked with Dunfermline" to "looks like we can't compete with Dunfermline".
  4. Player Contracts + Transfers

    Agreed - the conversation about the kit has now been moved into the kit supplier thread:
  5. Saints Kit Supplier 2018/19?

    Better than a computer drawing, yes, but presumably Saints would get a couple of prototypes to photograph and use for publicity purposes ahead of the actual release. I find it hard to believe that the first time any strips will be available to see will be the point at which it goes on sale. That doesn't seem to be the case with any other club, and hasn't been the case with Saints in previous years.
  6. Irn-Bru Cup

    Pretty much agree with all of that but I think it's the "something in between" that we'll get. I think the English teams will get some good results but I wouldn't expect them to walk over everyone else every year. We may even find that due to travel distances and fixture congestion these English teams might not play their strongest teams in the competition. Personally I like the overall concept as most of the teams in the tournament will never get to experience playing in Europe and this gives them the next best thing: a chance to play competitive matches against teams they'd never normally encounter. It'll mean some great days out for fans too. I remember hearing yonks ago that when Coca-Cola sponsored the League Cups in both England and Scotland they wanted to do a final play-off between the winners of the two competitions but scrapped it because Raith Rovers won our final. No idea if that's true or just urban myth.
  7. Saints Kit Supplier 2018/19?

    Well, you said "What movement on kit do you want. Deal made deal signed strips designed strips being made end of." The other things I'd quite like, as a fan, are to be shown the kit, told where it'll be on sale and then given the opportunity to buy it. Most other clubs seem to be a lot further along in this process than Saints are (just like with the season tickets). Having a long window to sell something in is generally more beneficial than having a small window. Saints are a fantastically run club in many respects but when it comes to stuff like this they really seem to struggle. I just find it a bit odd to claim that the club has done absolutely everything we could expect from a professional, Premier League level football club around the process of getting a new kit, when there's clearly room for improvement and surely you must know that.
  8. Billy Stark

    I'm 37. Thanks. I'll try to be born in a different year next time.
  9. Irn-Bru Cup

    From what I've watched of English non-league football, I wouldn't be at all surprised to see that happen.
  10. Saints Kit Supplier 2018/19?

    Don't you think there's a fairly important stage missing from there?
  11. Player Contracts + Transfers

    Seriously, so what? Murray Davidson did something very similar. And Liam Craig, too. To hold it against a person (years after it happened) just because they actually considered moving to a different employer because it felt like it might be right for them at the time is just petty in the extreme. Do you think that people play for Saints because it's their childhood dream? Chris Millar has been a fantastic footballer for Saints and has contributed a huge amount to our most successful ever team. That's good enough for me.
  12. Scotland

    I watched the Mexico game last night. Despite the 1-0 scoreline the gulf in quality between the teams was quite frightening.
  13. Season Tickets 2018-2019

    Will the new offer the club are proposing do anything to change your mind about going? Just curious. Could be wrong but I suspect the TV money will still make it worth it for the club even with the drop in home crowds. Would be interesting to know if the 40% drop is only among season ticket holders, or if that's reflected by the entire home crowd.
  14. Club Sponsor

    MacDiarmid McDiarmid Park. I like the sound of that.
  15. Betfred Cup

    Not sure if the above is serious or not but personally I'm absolutely sick of being bombarded by adverts for gambling every time I want to watch a game of football.