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  1. 250 more people in the ground today than the comparable fixture last season (end of October, early kick-off). This will go sadly unnoticed by everyone who chose to slag us for the 'one stand' decision, but it has proved to be an absolutely brilliant move.
    44 points
  2. What backward nation wouldn't let fans drink beer whilst watching a football match?
    43 points
  3. I absolutely loved heading the ball as a kid and don’t think it’s done me any harm and I absolutely loved heading the ball as a kid
    42 points
  4. I was thinking earlier in the week that around this time 10 years ago I was struggling massively. I have come back a decade later to answer this question - yes, I was lucky. I thought that life was not worth living anymore, and that I had wasted my chances to become better than what I was. That was not true. There are too many things to list that I would have missed out on if I had not been prevented from hanging myself by a complete stranger. Here is a few of the things I would have never got to experience: 1. Getting into unversity to study Mental Health Nursing. 2. Seeing my nephew grow up. 3. Learning to drive. 4. Meeting my ex-girlfriend. We may have broken up now, but that was a really fantastic time in my life. 5. Ayr United winning the league in 2017/18. I was in my early 20s when I posted that. The idea that nothing positive will happen in your life when you're that young is ridiculous. It's never too late for good things to happen. It's going to eventually become my job to promote recovery in other people's lives. I know that recovery from mental illness is possible, because I am evidence of that. If you're struggling, don't give up. You have so much to offer, no matter who you are or how you feel. Jamie xxxxxxxx
    37 points
  5. I recently did a wee illustration of the Hope Street Turnstiles at Brockville. I was going to post this earlier this week, but the result last week really did flatten my mood. After todays more uplifting result I decided this was a better time. https://etsy.me/3x1aMKN
    34 points
  6. $75m Budweiser pay per World Cup cycle. Imagine they'll be wanting the vast majority of that back. Qatar have maybe played a blinder here in guaranteeing none of their regional rivals will ever get a World Cup. You can kill workers, you can trample on human rights, but you absolutely cannot endanger FIFA's corporate reputation and sponsorship agreements. The behind the scenes seethe at the moment must be magnificent. f**k them all. I hope it's a disaster.
    33 points
  7. It really is some take that instead of making a case for ‘why’ we should stay in the UK that people on here and elsewhere are celebrating that the people of Scotland are not allowed to make constitutional decisions against the wishes of a government elected essentially solely by the English power base. Lets all just take a second to reflect that people actually think this is a good thing.
    31 points
  8. Just read the last few pages. Jesus Christ. The Tories have fair done a brilliant job of convincing everyone that it's all the fault of your mate / neighbour striking to get a pay rise to actually pay their bills rather than their rampant financial incompentence. Eat your cereal.
    29 points
  9. Lycett is verging on national treasure
    27 points
  10. Was she charged with disturbing the piece?
    27 points
  11. I lost my daughter two and a half years ago at the age of 16, she was born male but told us from just about Primary 1 age that she felt like a girl trapped in the body of a boy. I was very uneasy with this at first, even hostile to an extent, she was taking the first steps to becoming female when we tragically lost her, it is something I will have to live with that I wasn't as understanding and supportive as my ex wife, at least in the beginning, I had showed, I believe the support and faith she would have deserved the last year or so of her life but, looking back, some of the obstacles put in her way and some of the disgusting treatment and comments she had to put up with were abhorrent. When it comes to the 'gender debate' and, by extension the sexuality of people I simply say one thing to people who are hostile and passive aggressive to such people. Does how someone feels in their own body and mind and, by extension their gender and/or sexuality have any impact on your life? The answer will, unequivocally be no, so why the f**k do you think you have the right to criticise and even mock people for it? And while I'm here, f**k that bigoted cow JK Rowling, an absolutely horrible individual.
    26 points
  12. Not ideal for a World Cup team to play against the backdrop of a collapsing standard of living, the violent suppression of protestors and a completely illegitimate government in their homeland, but England should slither out of the group stage regardless. Bury this mob to avenge Mossadeq, you glorious Persians.
    24 points
  13. Good job by the small number of loud voices on social media and 30 people up on the canal.
    23 points
  14. Just to update. Great news at my clinic. The numbers my cancer is measured in are the lowest since March 2021. Can live life for another 4 months until next clinic in March.
    23 points
  15. There's also the issue of what is reasonable. For example, boycotting South Africa because a completely different governing regime were racist in the past would be stupid. Similarly, boycotting Germany because of the Nazis would be madness. I've discussed this on here (and IRL) with others, but things like a high crime-rate or questionable policies by a government that can be voted out don't strike me as good reasons to boycott anything. That leads to a path where you never go out the house because everything is wrong. You never buy a product. You never go anywhere on holiday. It's daft, and it's the kind of extreme position that the useful idiots (and paid choobs) of places like Qatar like to push. Qatar is a country that refuses to acknowledge the validity of people. It is brazenly corrupt and its treatment of this tournament has been based on lies from the beginning. It cares not a jot for the cannon fodder it brings in from poor countries to make it rich, and doesn't even pretend to value their lives. It has also shown this week that it doesn't even value the reputation of its own word, or its obligations to its guests who have paid a lot of money to go there on false pretenses. We all draw the line in different places, but I think a lot of the false equivalence stuff is just people trying to obscure the issues and give themselves a free-pass to enjoy it guilt-free. This World Cup is an abomination. A real dark point in the history of the game.
    23 points
  16. 1 post IMO (in my opinion)
    22 points
  17. Finally, two years and eight months after applying for citizenship, I can finally say: “f**k you, Brexit. EU, baby. E fucking U.”
    22 points
  18. This is starting to become very frustrating but the shouts of McGinns legs being gone and the comparison between McGlynn and Miller and McCracken are just nonsense. McGlynn is by far and aware the best manager we’ve had since Houston but he can’t go without criticism. Playing Gary Oliver over the player of the month is crazy and the constant swapping one striker for the other after an hour is very predictable. I know we were saddled with poor players on long contracts but while there are alternatives he is choosing to play McKay, McGuffie, Nesbitt, Oliver n co over the likes of Yeats and Ola - that is his choice not Gary Holts. We are undoubtedly better to watch and on our day we are better than anyone in the league. However Airdrie were pish, Dunfermline are pish, Clyde are pish and Kelty are pish yet we continually drop points to them and we’re a behind a really shit Edinburgh team. We are improving but the frustration comes from the fact the league is there for the taking but we continue to let Dunfermline off the hook.
    21 points
  19. What makes VT such a great poster is his willingness to admit when he's wrong. Imagine if he just flew into threads two footed, studs up, only to then slink off into the night after realising he'd made an arse of things.
    21 points
  20. Folk who come from working class backgrounds and have an accent shouldn't be in front-line politics? Pretty pathetic viewpoint tbh
    20 points
  21. 20 points
  22. Super sexy TEN for Wednesday. Helps that we had one of those last week.
    20 points
  23. Souness is an utter irrelevance to Scottish football who says absolutely nothing of interest. He's a total relic, a massive bore and a horrible bigot, Tory c**t. p***k.
    20 points
  24. @scottsdad is Chinese?
    20 points
  25. This is a great idea .get it right up the rangers shop.
    19 points
  26. A ten on a day when Astrology pish is in the quiz? Yes please.
    19 points
  27. I know this is obvious trolling, but if you’re not losing the run of yourself for a 95th minute equaliser scored by a fucking goalkeeper, then football probably isn’t for you.
    19 points
  28. Irvine Meadow 1-2 Darvel, WoSFL Premier Division, 2/12/22. A decent game for my first time at The Medda, and my 50th game of the season. Both sides were down to ten men by half time, Darvel losing Chris McGowan to a straight red before Medda's Callum Graham stupidly evened it up by mouthing off at the linesman and getting himself the same punishment. Graham had been in the linesman's ear for a few minutes after not getting a foul he thought he should ave had. Really stupid to give up the man advantage so quickly and needlessly. Second half Irvine were probably the better side 10 v 10, and Rhys Wallace scored a smashing goal to level it up. Darvel nicked it at the end though and saw out the 2-1 win.
    19 points
  29. Week 48 update One death this week, rugby player Doddie Weir: Doddie Weir, former Scotland and Lions second-row, dies aged 52 | Scotland rugby union team | The Guardian There's also a nice video tribute from Tom English here: Doddie Weir: The rugby titan who captured the heart of Scots - BBC News I watch BBC Breakfast before I go to work in the morning and although I only really see 20 minutes of it or so, over the past few years there's been a lot of time devoted to another rugby man and popular Dead Pool pick, Rob Burrows, as he's lived with MND for the past few years. Doddie Weir was featured here occasionally too but I hadn't seen him for a while until a couple of weeks ago when he and Burrows were featured along with Ed Slater, another rugby player recently diagnosed with the disease. The last I remembered was befitting of the famous commentary description of him as a "mad giraffe" - he looked like a rugby player. Tall and large. In this most recent appearance though he looked about half the weight he was before. He was in a wheelchair and had difficulty speaking. Since I started running the Dead Pool I've taken a bit more interest in the ill and dying and I don't think I can imagine anything as horrible as MND. To me, it's a combination of two things. You see someone like any of these rugby players, or Fernando Ricksen, and it's an athlete. It's someone you associate with being physically strong or remarkable, and you're just used to them being fit and strong. Then you see them diagnosed with this disease and see what it does to them and it's hard to rationalise this against the perception you have of them, or imagine such a rapid and obvious physical decline. The other thing to consider is what it must be like to go through this yourself. Seeing people like Weir and Burrows and how they fight through the disease doing the good they have, I don't think I could do that. They're lucky in that they have the support of family and friends, and they have a platform to raise awareness of it, but it must still take a massive amount of resilience to carry on. I don't know that I could. I hope I never have to find out. This month, a former teammate of Burrow's, Kevin Sinfield, ran seven ultramarathons in seven days to raise money. He's over £2,000,000 so far. Weir died at 52, so he's worth 73 Base Points. He's worth an extra 37 for a Vice-Captain and an extra 73 for a Captain. He was a popular pick, so I'm going to list them all separately: 73 Base Points for: @Arch Stanton, @ayrunitedfw, @Blootoon87, @buddiepaul, @gkneil, @HI HAT, @ICTJohnboy, @Karpaty Lviv, @Lex, @LoonsYouthTeam, @Lofarl, @mathematics, @Melanius Mullarkay, @paulathame, @pawpar, @peasy23, @psv_killie, @qos_75, @Raidernation @Sergeant Wilson, @sleazy, @sparky88, @The_Craig and @The Naitch 110 as a Vice-Captain for: @10menwent2mow and @thistledo 146 as a Captain for: @cdhafc1874, @Fuctifano, @JustOneCornetto, @mozam76 and @nessies long lost ghost After all of that, the standings now look like this: 1. Bishop Briggs 691 2. JustOneCornetto 680 3. Indale Winton 635 4. Ned Nederlander 571 5. chompmyroot 551 6. Arch Stanton, sparky88 518 8. Billy Jean King 460 9. Arabdownunder, gkneil 445 11. weirdcal 430 12. psv_killie 426 13. Moomintroll 416 14. mathematics 394 15. peasy23 391 16. The_Craig 388 17. buddiepaul 361 18. Fuctifano, Sweaty Morph 342 20. Savage Henry 338 21. thistledo 336 22. pawpar 327 23. The DA 321 24. pubcarking 315 25. cdhafc1874 305 26. Raidernation 291 27. Melanius Mullarkay 280 28. The Master 273 29. scottsdad, tamthebam 262 31. nessies long lost ghost 259 32. Arbroathlegend36-0 255 33. Blootoon87 253 34. lichtgilphead 237 35. Karpaty Lviv 235 36. microdave 228 37. HI HAT 222 38. ICTJohnboy 221 39. senorsoupe 219 40. Desp 217 41. ayrunitedfw, The Naitch 213 43. Sergeant Wilson 209 44. ThomCat 208 45. Aim Here 205 46. Florentine_Pogen 202 47. gingette 199 48. jimbaxters 196 49. sleazy 194 50. Lofarl 176 51. paulathame 171 52. LoonsYouthTeam, thisal 160 54. qos_75 159 55. Mark Connolly 153 56. mozam76, The Hologram 146 58. 10menwent2mow 144 59. Scorge 141 60. mizfit 136 61. sophia 131 62. Lex 125 63. willie adie 115 64. Hamish's Passenger, speckled tangerine 112 66. Les Cabbage 111 67. Miguel Sanchez 105 68. Bully Wee Villa 104 69. Oystercatcher 85 70. djchapsticks, Enigma 81 72. Ray Patterson 76 73. cambozpar 74 74. statts1976uk 68 75. D.V.T. 59 76. Aladdin, BillyAnchor, doulikefish, invergowrie arab, smpar, Soapy FFC 58 82. Cardinal Richelieu, get_the_subbies_on, RossBFaeDundee 52 85. HTG 48 86. Amarillo Bairn 44 87. Bert Raccoon 39 88. Curmudgeon 35 89. Bold Rover, Clockwork, dagane, Duszek, Hedgecutter, lolls, Stringer Bell 29 96. amnarab 27 97. Everyone else 0 The spreadsheet has also been updated with these scores: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mup1IJllKHs0a47J8G6IXUkvShJrV28Iuc-Kkn7RKuo/edit?usp=sharing
    19 points
  30. I've been wondering about the human filth that stores its wealth in offshore tax havens, avoids tax, and lives off its web of offshore trusts etc at times like these. Do you ever think that these people hoarding (that's what it is) wealth away from everyone else ever feel even the slightest pang of 'am I the bad guy?' when they see that we've got to the point where you can no longer reliably catch a train, people's lives are at risk due to pressure on public health services, and we can't say for sure whether kids will get their exams marked this year? Similar with big corporation avoiding tax. There's absolutely no shortage of money. We just do nothing as a society to make sure we use it fairly. It's a sign of who controls the messaging in society that some absolute choobs can still manage to straight-face the 'Where does the money come from, then?' line in relation to paying normal people a sum of money that avoids their standard of life plummeting. That's the wrong question, the right question is 'Who's stolen all our money?'.
    19 points
  31. Big day yesterday. We met the funeral director and he was excellent. Didn't go with the co-op (everyone I know has some sort of horror story about them, including me). What was surprising was my wife's aunties and uncles coming, too. We thought it would be just us and a couple of in-laws. We went through the whole thing and at the end were told the cost. Just under £4k. I was sweating to say the least, as it looked like it would be my wife and I coming up with the bulk of this cash. But no. The aunties and uncles had come with a huge deposit and paid that. And they were getting more. They recognised that their sister had left us all in a bad way dealing with this and rallied round. The amount we have to pay is now quite small, and we're able to put on a tea afterwards which we were not going to be able to do. When they said this my wife burst in to tears. All a bit overwhelming. Gratitude was a huge part, of course, these aunties and uncles she hadn't seen in a long time supporting them like this. Relief (she hadn't been sleeping with worry about the money). Now she can grieve. Everyone is chipping in something. Everyone except my brother-in-law. He of the tearful Facebook post.
    19 points
  32. The illiterate face of somewhere.
    18 points
  33. 18 points
  34. 28/42: Morton 2-1 Partick Thistle, Championship, 12/11/22. This is one I identified from the beginning of the season, mainly because I think it's a great combination of strips plus a tremendous ground to watch a game at. Added bonus of it being a significant game in the promotion battle. I took along a couple of mates to this one. One is a Rangers fan, so he knew what Cappielow was, but the other is an American lad I worked with years ago who is in Scotland for the weekend. Let's just say that he found Cappielow an eye-opener given that he's used to watching American football and Baseball etc in very corporate environments. He certainly enjoyed it anyway. He kept saying 'There's nothing like this in the States, nothing'. A decent enough game, and, not for the first time this season I've seen Thistle probably get less from a game than they should. Very little between the teams, but Morton seem to have the bit between their teeth at the moment and got it over the line. Quick mention for the absolute catastrophe in the gents' toilets at the Norseman pre-match. Anyone who was there will know what I mean. Fucking hell.
    18 points
  35. 18 points
  36. Follow Follow to go into meltdown because we showed a disgraceful lack of respect by only holding a minute's silence for Remembrance Sunday, rather than a full-scale re-enactment of the Battle of the Somme.
    18 points
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