The club he grew up supporting have left him disappointed – but despite Liverpool moving for a breakway, Jim Goodwin is delighted with the community feel around St Mirren.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham stated their intentions to join a European Super League away from the domestic game, although clubs are now rapidly falling out the plans due to furious backlash. La Liga’s Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid and Serie A’s AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus are also involved.

Liverpool FC v Atletico Madrid - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg

Liverpool are Goodwin’s boyhood club. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Goodwin doesn’t know everything about the Super League, but he knows St Mirren do plenty in the community: “I have not read a lot about it but it doesn’t sit well with me. I am a Liverpool fan, I grew up supporting them. I am gutted to think about them not being in the Premier League. But I don’t know all the ins-and-outs.

“The clubs are entitled to try and make money but I don’t think it should have an impact on the domestic game. But it’s all about the money isn’t it? That’s it at the end of the day, you can try and dress it up anyway you like. The rich get richer. That’s just the way it is.

“I don’t think our fans have anything to worry about as we won’t get an invite to the Super League! But our club is massive in the community and I just don’t say that because that’s what I’m supposed to say. We have constant discussions here behind the scenes to try and find new ways of engaging with supporters.


“We have to come up with new ways of doing that this year with supporters not being in the stadium. Prior to COVID-19 me and the players were always out visiting schools. We are a community club and we are very proud of that.”

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