Jack’s the lad for me

Paisley Daily Express - - P@isley View - Jack Ross

I can’t be­lieve the turn­around in for­tunes for St Mir­ren.

If some­one told me last sea­son that we’d be top of the league now I would gen­uinely have laughed in their face, be­cause the only thing I could see was a bleak fu­ture in the League 1, not a rise to the top of the Cham­pi­onship.

I’m not go­ing to get too car­ried away, be­cause it’s so early in the sea­son, but it’s just nice to be able to look for­ward to the week­end with the hope of more goals and points on the board rather than the dread of another de­feat.

Well done Jack Ross and his team for the work they are do­ing, and long may it con­tinue.

Laura Stew­art Pais­ley


I no­ticed your ar­ti­cle re­gard­ing the ac­ci­den­tal break­age of the horse shoe at Maxwell­ton Cross.

I reg­u­larly turn pupils tak­ing driv­ing lessons right there, warn­ing them jok­ingly that if they run over it with their wheels, they’ll get bad luck.

So one day I was out at the same turn with a 30 odd year-old guy from Canada, David Gor­don, who could ac­tu­ally drive, but needed a Bri­tish li­cense for his job as a truck driver.

So we were wait­ing to turn right into Foxbar, and I joked again about the witches and the horse­shoe.

Then he turned and grinned, al­most ma­ni­a­cally, and said: “Agnes Nai­smith? She’s my great, great, great great, great grand­mother. “My dad says it’s my claim to fame.” My jaw hit the floor. I don’t re­mem­ber how many greats he used, or if he hit the horse­shoe, be­cause I al­most fell off my seat, and just couldn’t be­lieve the co­in­ci­dence.

He passed first time and mar­ried my brother’s girl­friend’s daugh­ter – they now have two daugh­ters and stay in Liv­ingston.

Alan Milligan Pais­ley

Well done Jack Ross and his team for the work they are do­ing and long may it con­tinue


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