General SMiSA News

Saints Aid 8 Update - Full Event Itinerary

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With Saints Aid 8 just around the corner this Sunday, SMiSA is able to update all players and interested spectators on the day's events.

Firstly, we have some sad news that due to injury, one of our players, Kenny Morrison, has had to pull out of the event.  His place has been taken up by Stephen Bryceland who has generously matched Kenny's bid for the Home 10 shirt.  Everyone at SMiSA would like to wish Kenny all the best with his recovery, and thank Stephen on taking up the place.

On a happier note however, we can confirm that the Paisley Daily Express competition for the final place in the event was won by Graham Miller.  We would like to congratulate Graham on winning the place and wish him all the best for the day.

We do have a full itinerary for the event though.  Please click the 'Read More' button for more information.

McGregor Wins Player of the Year Award

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SMiSA is pleased to announce that Darren McGregor has won the vote to earn the trust's award for St. Mirren Player of the Year 2010/2011.  Darren will be presented with the award on the pitch on Saturday 14th May when Saints play St. Johnstone at Greenhill Road in what is the club's final game of the season.

From everyone at SMiSA we would like to congratulate Darren on his award and thank him for a tremendous season's effort, as well as thanking everyone who took the time to nominate their choice for the award.

If there are any other supporters groups who wish to present their awards on the pitch on Saturday's game alongside SMiSA's, please email us here and we will look to organise that for you.

Saints Aid 8 - Update

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At the request of the club, SMiSA have been asked to move the kick-off time of the Saints Aid 8 game, taking place on Sunday 15th May at Greenhill Road, from the originally advertised time of 2pm by an hour to 1pm.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and have emailed all currently leading bidders of the time change.

Click here to see the latest bidding and full event information.

SMiSA Statement on 10000 Hours CIC Takeover Proposals

ImageSMiSA have been in discussions with Richard Atkinson's group since last August regarding the proposed Community Interest Company purchase of the Consortiums shareholding. Following our members meeting earlier this month we are pleased to report that the Association backs the initiative in principal and are currently seeking clarification on the finer detail relating to the proposed funding of the purchase. SMiSA are currently considering options for investing funding and once this exercise is concluded we will consult with the membership and seek further instruction.
 
We would encourage all St. Mirren fans to fully engage in the presentation meetings currently being staged at St. Mirren Park as the success of this is dependent on supporter participation so please take the time to attend, question and if you, as a St. Mirren supporter conclude this is the way forward for our club fully support this by getting involved.

Saints Aid 8 Confirmed - Full Details and Bidding Live!

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SMiSA are pleased to confirm that after a 2 season hiatus, we are running the 8th Saints Aid event this year in conjunction with the club, and that the online auction for places is now open!

Saints Aid 8 will mark the first time that the event has been run at Greenhill Road, and will therefore be an occasion not to be missed.  The game will take place on Sunday, May 15th, the day after Saints' last game of the season at St. Mirren Park vs St. Johnstone.

On the previous 7 occasions that SMiSA has run the event, Saints Aid has raised over £42,000 for Saints Youth Development.

To view both full event details & the most recent state of play in the auction, as well as placing your bid, please click here.

Bidding will close on Monday, May 2nd at 8pm sharp, with no bids submitted after that time considered.

SMiSA Player of the Year Award 2011

ImageSMiSA are now accepting nominations for their St. Mirren Player of the Year award of the 2010/2011 season.  

Nominations can be made by anyone with an email address, whether they are SMiSA members or not.  Nominations should be sent here, clearly stating both your name and the name of the player that you wish to nominate.

We will accept nominations received up until 8pm on the closing date of Sunday, May 8th, when the vote will close and the winner announced a short time after.

Please only send one nomination per email address, multiple nominations from the same address WILL NOT be counted.

"Black & White Party" at Ayr Racecourse, 05-02-11

SMiSA has learned that in honour of the Scottish Cup 5th Round tie between Ayr United & St. Mirren at Somerset Park this Saturday, 5th February, Ayr Racecourse are staging what has been billed as a "Black & White Party" for fans of both clubs.

The doors to the Eglinton Stand open on Saturday at 12 noon and the event will go on until 2.45pm so that both sets of fans will be able to make the kickoff time at 3pm with the stadium very close to the course (approx 2 mins walking distance).  Bars, betting and free parking facilities are available, and children are welcome.  There will also be 'Giant TV's tuned in to the sports channels and food will be available.

As part of the event, the Racecourse are planning to donate a cheque to the Ayr United Supporters Trust (Honest Men Trust) and they have also kindly made an offer to St. Mirren of donating raceday hospitality packages for the club to have as website competition prizes.

All told, this venture should add to what will hopefully be an exciting cup trip for Saints fans this weekend.

Reaction from SMiSA Chairman to New SPL Reconstruction Proposals

Following the statement this past Monday 17th January that there is "broad support" from SPL clubs to progress with reconstruction plans to have a top flight of 10 teams with a second tier of 12 teams, SMiSA Chairman Alastair Colquhoun's reaction was as follows:

"It is very disappointing that this opportunity to arrest the steady decline of Scottish Football has been missed.
 
"The proposals ignore the views of fans as expressed through the Supporters Direct poll and other channels and will do nothing to make the product more attractive to the paying public who are already voting with their feet as illustrated by the growing sea of empty seats at SPL grounds.
 
"Businesses who continually turn a deaf ear to the wishes of their customers are unlikely to have a prosperous future."
 
A formal vote has yet to take place on the proposals, with any vote to change the SPL structure requiring a 10-2 majority to be successful.