dunblanemike

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    dunblanemike got a reaction from HOODLUM65 in Saints Summer 2020 Transfers & Contracts   
    Aye, but Dave’s happy clapping is very muffled, he wears gloves at the match...... insert appropriate smiley!
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    dunblanemike got a reaction from dave mc in Saints Summer 2020 Transfers & Contracts   
    Aye, but Dave’s happy clapping is very muffled, he wears gloves at the match...... insert appropriate smiley!
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    dunblanemike got a reaction from dave mc in League Reconstruction   
    Neil McCann is in favour of sevco plan.......that alone would be enough for me to say no to it!
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    dunblanemike got a reaction from south inch in League Reconstruction   
    Neil McCann is in favour of sevco plan.......that alone would be enough for me to say no to it!
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    dunblanemike reacted to The Real Saints in I have just released an album   
    Hello WAPers, I am indulging in a bit of a spamming spree as I've just released my debut album Grey Hairs and Black Dogs. 
    I started recording it last August. It's a ten-track project which details my struggles with mental health during the past six years. It's available to download and stream on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp and many other digital platforms. 20% of all proceeds will be going to Samaritans. 
    Bandcamp: https://olliewale.bandcamp.com/album/grey-hairs-and-black-dogs
    iTunes: https://music.apple.com/gb/artist/ollie-wale/1377941213
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3TnAcivfAeqRzqA5V2FBRs
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    dunblanemike reacted to Ginger Bakers rebel army in LIFE TIME SEASON TICKET AND OTHER CASH GENERATING IDEAS   
    Football does not seem nearly as important just now and we just have to hope as many of us can get through this as safely as possible.
    I don't think we will see football resume for many months and possibly not until a vaccine has been found. 
    Saints have issued a financial support initiative re Youth Development which is great but what more could be done to make sure the club has the finances to get through this outbreak.
    I have a few ideas which might help and I am sure other WAP contributors could come up with some ideas as well.
    LIFE TIME SEASON TICKETS - Have seen this in the past being utilised at Golf Clubs where a cash injection is required.
    You purchase a season ticket for life so the club benefits now when cash is needed.
    It would have to be split into age categories possible, under 35, 35 to 50, 50 to 60 and 60 plus.
    Cost possibly, under 35 £5,000, 35 to 50 £4,500, 50 to 60 £4,000 and 60 plus £3,000.
    This wont be for everyone but even selling 50 would be a substantial cash injection and have little effect on normal ticket sales income when things get back to  normal. 
    Could possibly limit the offer to say the first 50, or ballot if oversubscribed.
    BOOK OF 5 TICKETS -  Initially thought about this for non season ticket holders, Saints sell books of 5 tickets for £125 that could be used for any non old firm game occurring in the next 3 years.
    Folk can purchase more than one book of tickets if they want, would be a good way to generate some income from non season ticket holders.
    However, with all the uncertainty about when the next season will start and how many games it will be etc, the 5 ticket book could also be sold to season ticket holders on the basis that it could be exchanged for a £125 discount from the next season ticket when that becomes available.
    WEEKLY 50/50 DRAW - £5 per ticket paid into a saints bank account to buy a ticket and entered into the weekly draw at 3.45 on a Saturday afternoon. 50% to club funds and 50% to the winner,   
    ON LINE LOTTO - East Fife run a lotto on line called Goldmine. I think Saints LOTTO is pretty successful but currently generating no income. The East Fife model is easy to use and if it could be done even temporarily could generate a good income stream.
    This is just a few ideas that could generate cash in addition to the Youth Development contributions, there must be other ways as well.
    COME ON YE SAINTS.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    dunblanemike got a reaction from sixties saintee in Player contracts and transfers   
    I’m the same, so am in the dark on what the story is. Probably just column filler crud anyway.
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    dunblanemike got a reaction from blueheaven in Best all time team   
    At last, someone has included Sheerin! I reckon I must have been watching saints about the same length of time you have bh as that is pretty much my best XI and subs.
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    dunblanemike got a reaction from Havana Saint in The big COVID-19 Shutdown   
    Statement now on official site.
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    dunblanemike got a reaction from garydavidson in The big COVID-19 Shutdown   
    One issue with the lock down in Wuhan province was that virtually all movement there is by public transport. Close that down and there is an effective lockdown. In the UK a lot of us move via motor vehicles, very difficult to shut down without a lot of police presence. 
    anyway, the UK gov had a straight choice between protecting the people or keeping the economy ticking over.....no real need to guess which one these Tory parasites chose! 

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    dunblanemike got a reaction from Havana Saint in The big COVID-19 Shutdown   
    One issue with the lock down in Wuhan province was that virtually all movement there is by public transport. Close that down and there is an effective lockdown. In the UK a lot of us move via motor vehicles, very difficult to shut down without a lot of police presence. 
    anyway, the UK gov had a straight choice between protecting the people or keeping the economy ticking over.....no real need to guess which one these Tory parasites chose! 

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    dunblanemike got a reaction from cristo in The big COVID-19 Shutdown   
    I, like others, see nothing wrong with being disappointed, and why take umbrage just because another club have said the same?
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    dunblanemike got a reaction from Tranmere Saintee in Season Tickets   
    Has anyone really said this or is Cagey playing devils advocate, again, to get a conversation going?
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    dunblanemike got a reaction from Cagerf in Scottish Cup Q/F 29/2/2020   
    According to the bbc report celtic pummelled the hosts. What fricking game was this guy at!
    so Tanser is the scapegoat of the moment......why does there have to be one? Fwiw I thought he played well today, and there was no chance he was offside in the first half. I was in line with the celtic last man and the east stand linesman was behind the play. 
    my MoM was Drey Wright. Looks to me a better right back than Ralston.
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    dunblanemike got a reaction from Tranmere Saintee in Saints v Sevco Feb 2020   
    I think Zander is getting some unfair stick for today’s performance. He made some important saves at important points in the game, a couple of them were really outstanding. 
    what is it with saints fans, why are we hyper critical of our own players? We should be bigging them up like fans at other clubs do. Doing so among our mates at school, work etc may even generate sufficient excitement to get more bums on seats at home games. Saints now have a collection of very good young talent this year. That was a young squad out there today and were not overrun by the second best team in Scotland. ok, mini rant over......
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    dunblanemike got a reaction from SaintJet in Saints v Sevco Feb 2020   
    I think Zander is getting some unfair stick for today’s performance. He made some important saves at important points in the game, a couple of them were really outstanding. 
    what is it with saints fans, why are we hyper critical of our own players? We should be bigging them up like fans at other clubs do. Doing so among our mates at school, work etc may even generate sufficient excitement to get more bums on seats at home games. Saints now have a collection of very good young talent this year. That was a young squad out there today and were not overrun by the second best team in Scotland. ok, mini rant over......
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    dunblanemike got a reaction from mainstand in Saints v Sevco Feb 2020   
    I think Zander is getting some unfair stick for today’s performance. He made some important saves at important points in the game, a couple of them were really outstanding. 
    what is it with saints fans, why are we hyper critical of our own players? We should be bigging them up like fans at other clubs do. Doing so among our mates at school, work etc may even generate sufficient excitement to get more bums on seats at home games. Saints now have a collection of very good young talent this year. That was a young squad out there today and were not overrun by the second best team in Scotland. ok, mini rant over......
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    dunblanemike got a reaction from Stumpy1966 in Saints v Sevco Feb 2020   
    I think Zander is getting some unfair stick for today’s performance. He made some important saves at important points in the game, a couple of them were really outstanding. 
    what is it with saints fans, why are we hyper critical of our own players? We should be bigging them up like fans at other clubs do. Doing so among our mates at school, work etc may even generate sufficient excitement to get more bums on seats at home games. Saints now have a collection of very good young talent this year. That was a young squad out there today and were not overrun by the second best team in Scotland. ok, mini rant over......
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    dunblanemike reacted to chips in FAIR CITY UNITY   
    Players like it....
     


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    dunblanemike got a reaction from blueheaven in Player contracts and transfers   
    A worrying aspect to this is the number of folk who believe what they read in the Sun. As for signing record, is it really honking? Cagey has already mentioned Drey and Matty. Getting players in is always a risk and every club signs players that just do not ‘fit’, for various reasons.
    as for Swanson, remember he had mental health issues not so long ago and this could be ongoing. I realise this does not fit with the fallout with boss narrative of some you....
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    dunblanemike got a reaction from south inch in Player contracts and transfers   
    A worrying aspect to this is the number of folk who believe what they read in the Sun. As for signing record, is it really honking? Cagey has already mentioned Drey and Matty. Getting players in is always a risk and every club signs players that just do not ‘fit’, for various reasons.
    as for Swanson, remember he had mental health issues not so long ago and this could be ongoing. I realise this does not fit with the fallout with boss narrative of some you....
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    dunblanemike got a reaction from Cagerf in Seasons Greetings   
    Wesołych Świąt i Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku
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    dunblanemike got a reaction from blueheaven in Worst Saints Team Ever   
    Those were the days when I could afford to go to away games. I was there and had successfully obliterated this from my memory so thanks for that BH.......
    I seem to recall Martin Hardie telling one of our fans (ghosting I believe) to go away and procreate at the second away fixture at Clyde that season! 
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    dunblanemike got a reaction from Havana Saint in Taxi for Tommy?   
    That 9% is repeated votes from Cagey..... insert smiley face image
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    dunblanemike got a reaction from Cagey in Taxi for Tommy?   
    That 9% is repeated votes from Cagey..... insert smiley face image