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  1. 94 points
  2. 80 points
    At least nobody would be there to watch us turn you over for a fourth time this season.
  3. 68 points
    Buying them with the money from a hedge fund?
  4. 58 points
  5. 50 points
  6. 45 points
    If only they had been so forthcoming with the cash 8 years ago...
  7. 44 points
  8. 43 points
    To show my appreciation for the NHS, rather than clapping, I will simply just continue to not ever vote Tory.
  9. 43 points
    Rangers fans will still ask though, they're never arsed about saving their various clubs
  10. 43 points
    Just so we've got this right. From the very start of the pyramid discussions the SJFA were in the driving seat if they wanted to be. They could have basically shifted their entire league system over. They might have had to make a joint East/West Super Duper League at the top. They might have had to get a few Tayside clubs to move North. They'd have had to find a place in their own system for the SoS, NCL and EoS leagues or amalgamate them in but, by and large, a few (minor) concessions here and there and they would have had the run of all the non-league. They didn't bother and spent a decade ripping the pish out of the leagues that were set up. The EoS league? Gave up all their best teams. For a while it was nothing but a glorified amateur league dangerously close to single figures. Same for the SoS. They did make sacrifices to get it up and running. The EoS (a member ran league) were also happy to not only allow junior clubs to come in en masse, making their own chances of progression slimmer, they went out of their way to let them come in as complete equals. They could have created an EoS First Division and let the better teams bottleneck and take advantage and never. The SoS, too, has been happy to let clubs come in and make the possibility for progression of their better teams drop. They're supporting a WoS league despite the fact it will see them lose clubs and, let's be honest, increases the chances of them dropping a tier in the future. Now the EoS and SoS are helping set up a WoS league. They're, again, diluting their members own chances of progression. They're diluting their chances of Scottish Cup runs and prize money. They're bending over backwards to get something in place for teams from the West Coast to have the same opportunities they've been granted and fought for. Of course it's not entirely altruistic and I'm sure Tynecastle and Tweedmouth are enjoying bigger crowds and all the other benefits a greater pool of opposition has created but they've been able to bend and negotiate and make sacrifices and make efforts to improve the game at their level and collectively improve all clubs in their league, even the new Junior refugees, ahead of only caring about themselves. And now, at the very last minute, some Junior blazers SUDDENLY decide it's time to act, when they've lost all their bargaining power they once had, and are being told that they can't just make demands and expect everyone to acquiesce they're claiming it's bullying? It's like a bunch of weans deciding to have a game of fitba and one wean wanting to play rugby. That wean spends all their time slagging off everyone else for playing fitba before realising he's got no-one else to play with and demanding to join the fitba game but only on the condition he's still allowed to pick up the ball and run with it.
  11. 40 points
    Absolute bullshit. I'm working in a Covid assessment hub and we arent testing patients who are actually fairly ill. The blue blooded gimp is barely symptomatic yet gets tested, why? Can he not isolate in his 100 room stately home. Absolutely genuinely fucking furious about this. Elitist piss and absolute lies about clinical need. c***s.
  12. 40 points
    Frankly I think it’s a disgrace that there isn’t official recognition on this forum of the deep, fraternal bond that exists between St Mirren and Hibernian Football Clubs. It’s time for Paisley and Leith to become sister cities, and for us to adopt each other’s club anthems. Love Street 86, Hampden 87, Fir Park 10, Hampden 13 and now tonight in Paisley 20. St Mirren, there’s no other way to put it, you have given me some of the best footballing days of my lifetime.
  13. 39 points
    The P&B Coronavirus thread curve: Calculated using every fifth day (as I'm a busy person).
  14. 38 points
    Prince Charles is isolating at Balmoral with Covid 19. Prince Andrew is isolating at Windsor with Jennifer, 14.
  15. 38 points
    What exactly do they think the legal challenge might be? SJFA: "Our clubs are being denied access to the SFA Pyramid" Court: "I see, so there is no league within the SFA structure for your clubs to apply for membership of?" SJFA: "Well, no, there are two league's and 25 of our members applied and were accepted into one two years ago and 30 applied and were accepted into another this year" Court: "So how many clubs who have applied have been denied access thus far?" SJFA: "Well none m'lord, but ra juniors and that" Court: "What's ra juniors, is that some youth football organisation?" SJFA: "Well no, it's a different grade of football, we operate separately to the Senior grade" Court: "So you are by your own design separate from the SFA and you want to remain so, but any of your members who do want access can and have been able to move and not a single one has been rejected?" SJFA: "Well yes, but you're missing the point, they're poaching our clubs and not letting us run the show and junior football is special" Court: "I see, does it play to different rules than normal association football with different requirements or some such?" SJFA: "Well, no, it's the same rules and that, we just charge money for friendly permits and take money off teams in fines for extra things and a few other things out of 1800's Scotland" Court: "OK, so any of your clubs who want to play in the Pyramid do have access and none have ever been denied?" SJFA: "no, you're not understanding, they're not being accepted in by the terms that we want to set, and they're taking our clubs" Court: "So these league's are actively canvassing your members and building their organisation only with those clubs?" SJFA: "Well, no, they've got a set criteria and have accepted anyone from any organisation who successfully meets the entry criteria, some of whom used to be ours but not all" Court: "So, basically none of your clubs have been denied access to anything, you just don't like that you are not in charge of it?" SJFA: "We should be in charge, yes" Court: "And you were never given any opportunity to be involved at the outset, this was forced upon you?" SJFA: "Well, no, not quite, we were at the table originally but we thought it was garbage and the juniors was the dogs danglies so we laughed at them originally then spent the next 5 or 6 years claiming it was inferior and scaring our membership into not going with talk of £150k toilets and wet Tuesday nights in Elgin for £30 a ticket, but it's not as bad as we thought" Court: "Wait, so you walked away originally and actively discouraged your members from wanting to join with claims you knew not to be true and now they've realised you were lying they are leaving you?" SJFA: "Well that's a simplistic way of looking at it, but sure, it was going well till those pesky kids at Kelty figured it out and everyone realised we were talking nonsense, then we were denied access" Court: "So you didn't even want access till your members started figuring out you were lying and the decision to resign from your organisation to pursue their future in another?" SJFA: "Well, you could interpret it that way" Court: "Sir this is a Burger King Drive through window, there's a huge line behind you, could I please take your order or ask you to move on"
  16. 36 points
    A self employed person I know has spent years laughing at how they bump the tax man. Now almost in tears because they will hardly get anything under this scheme.
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  18. 35 points
    Further proof that every one of you Junior haters hang on everything that comes from Burnie as being solid gospel truth. "Junior haters". Do you realise how mental that is? Every person you're raging against either follows a Junior club now, or followed a Junior club until their club left less than 2 years ago. The Juniors is the clubs. It's not some esoteric abstract concept. If the clubs all move, everything that is the Juniors, everything you love about it, moves too. This fixation on an arbitrary collection of non-league football clubs is irrational.
  19. 34 points
    This is when the Unions such as USDAW, & the GMB should be making demands regarding basic pay and terms and conditions for their minimum wage and zero hours workers, many of whom will be expected to keep the country operating at great personal risk and also that of their families. They'll also be subject to abuse, both verbal and possibly even physical. For decades they've been screwed over, but things have suddenly changed and the "lowly" supermarket check out girl or the "expendable" delivery driver or the "invisible" shelf stacker and warehouse worker are now the people that society in general are relying on to keep them alive. Is that worth more than £8.21 per hour do you think ??? I'd say so.
  20. 34 points
    Do you work with Bob Geldof?
  21. 34 points
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  22. 34 points
    Anyone on here who is connected with a West Region club who would like a run-through of our experience in the licence process/move to the seniors, given we're a former West Region club who have taken that opportunity, feel free to message me. I ran the licence process for us, in terms of figuring out the requirements and working with the committee to get the boxes ticked and get us through audit, so I know the process/requirements inside out. When we left the juniors we were third bottom of the lowest Tier, essentially Tier 9 and plenty of people questioned the logic, not knowing our plans behind the scenes. Next season we'll play in the Scottish Cup and this season we're competing at the top of Tier 7 (2 levels above where we were in the WRSJFA) and play the South Cup Quarter Final on Saturday, our first such tie in over a decade, having beaten Bonnyrigg in the last round. Anyone from any of the Top West clubs close to drinking the Kool-aid on why progress can't be made need only look at the size of club we are and what we've managed in less than 2 years.
  23. 33 points
  24. 33 points
    Gordon I take it the boys club reference is us (BSC) and he’s talking about the guy that’s done in 2 weeks what those incompetent, self serving wasters couldn’t do in 10 years. I for one salute you George Fraser. The game owes you a great deal of gratitude.
  25. 33 points
    Good evening ladies and gentlemen, a brief update on the life of RN Completed rehab as previously mentioned and now in a sober living house run by an organization called Hope For Tomorrow. It’s quite rigid in some ways but that structure is definitely a benefit to me at this point. I have found a full time job which I should be starting next week, not my ideal but it’s something I can do with little stress. Been doing the full AA thing, complete with sponsor and finished step 5 last week. So far I’ve not had any real craving, possibly due to the vivitrol shot, and my mood has been mostly positive. Managing more sleep at night thanks to 200mg of seroquil up to 5 hours on a good night. Depression is kinda there at times but I’m doing a good job of not letting it get to me. For example, after my last relapse my oldest stepdaughter is not taking to me. Normally I would be really upset and trying to talk to her any way I could. This time, I’m accepting it’s her right to be mad at me and ignoring me, I’ve made a couple of attempts to reach out which didn’t work so I’m leaving well alone. Time will tell. I’m still getting amazing support from stepdaughter no2 and no3 is being positive, so it’s not all bad. I’m just letting you good people of P&B know that the f**k up wasn’t the end of the world and I’ll be here to post for a good while yet. Thank you for all the support [emoji106]
  26. 33 points
    Another Club Approaching Bankruptcy.
  27. 32 points
    Van Nistelrooy Van Basten Van Man Van der Sar
  28. 32 points
    Think I preferred “every little helps” tbh
  29. 32 points
    The lad that sat next to me as I worked on Friday talked utter nonsense and proceeded to shit himself mid conversation and carry on as if it didn't happen. Working from home has its drawbacks especially with toddlers involved
  30. 32 points
    On another note Rangers fans threw more money at the Hearts keeper than they did at the old club when it died
  31. 32 points
    Folk love bashing AVFTT. Seems to be the cool thing to do. Rather than just appreciating that there’s something on BBC prime time that’s about lower league Scottish football.
  32. 31 points
    I wonder what clubs would die if Coronavirus takes hold meaning no ticket revenue? Rangers a certainty, possibly Hearts and the Dundee sides as well? Falkirk would still bring 2000 fans wherever they go, behind closed doors or not.
  33. 30 points
  34. 30 points
    Daughter was born on Friday. Majik.
  35. 30 points
    They will be fine, a Nigerian fella has offered them some money to see them through.
  36. 30 points
    Hahahahaha get that right up @Musketeer Gripweed and all the other Liverpool ‘supporting,’ weirdos on here. Glorious.
  37. 30 points
    You can almost guarantee a Rangers fan saw Livingston take the lead against Celtic, thought to himself there could still be a title race, only to then hear through the radio that Hamilton had taken the lead. Delicious.
  38. 29 points
    Each to their own but have you ever needed the nhs - like really needed them? I've (unfortunately) got frequent flyer miles at ninewells and every now and then i realise how ridiculously lucky i am. My care has been in their hands so many times, on a few occasions the type of care that keeps me alive. But i remember having the same feeling when my daughter was born in an emergency section through the night. At one point i just looked around at all the staff and all the equipment and it just made me feel small. Yes they're doing their jobs. But they're part of something (a state run healthcare system) that i think is truly extraordinary. If i lived in the United States i could not continue to have the career and life i have. Simple as that. The national health service is something that most people in this country deeply appreciate, and rightly so. But it's made up of hundreds of thousands of individuals going about their job day in day out. Fucking right i took a wee minute to applaud.
  39. 29 points
    I must confess to having a wee chuckle at folk I've regularly seen on Facebook berating benefits and "scroungers" over the years, now absolutely shiting themselves over money. My favourite post so far is from an AirBnBer who is sitting on a now unused asset worth a fucking fortune demanding to know why "that Nicola Sturgeon" isn't helping her. She then devolved into a rant about not being entitled to universal credit when "all these scroungers get everything", got absolutely dragged and deleted her post in a total strop. Fantastic stuff.
  40. 29 points
    And what my table looks like now. Still need to flip the chairs over and stain the underside but now I have seating and table space for 6. Reckon I'll have a few imaginary friends by the end of the month so it's all good.
  41. 29 points
    The thread was depressing enough without getting into a discussion around the shithole pubs of Dundee.
  42. 29 points
    What's the bets in 50 years time Celtic and Rangers fans will still be arguing over the 2019-20 season and whether it 'counts' as one of Celtic's titles.
  43. 29 points
    Dr Adrian Chew? A Chew?
  44. 28 points
    I'm sure more detail will be incoming through official channels, but IMO that went well. Very well indeed
  45. 28 points
  46. 27 points
    Me going for 4 walks tomorrow.
  47. 27 points
    I don’t get the “how will the police know if it’s my first, second or third jog of the day?” comments. Why is it that many people’s instant reaction to authoritative measure to be ‘how can I get around this one?’ It’s staggering to think of the number of people who will genuinely go out for a second walk, for no other reason than to ‘outwit’ the polis.
  48. 27 points
    I used to spin that toilet roll like I was on Wheel of Fortune. Now I turn it like I'm cracking a safe...
  49. 27 points
    They'll get booted into the Championship for 'being fucking shite' which is how a league system works.
  50. 27 points
    I'd say that's what happens if you get relegated but if you do this while you may see a few gates that are perhaps lower (and by the way, how arrogant and disrespectful sounding can you be about other clubs gates?) you'll get a fixed fixture list so you can sell hospitality, you're on the way to getting into the Scottish Cup every year with the potential for big gates there, that you will get to visit places you haven't been for a while and that pretty much every club will have something to play for (title, Premier League status for the following season, etc) rather than just having maybe 2 or 3 going for the title. More meaningful games, games publicised in advance, games against novel opposition, games being played midweek in decent weather, teams not going months without a game to fit in the Junior Cup - all these things would potentially increase crowds which is exactly what we saw with many clubs in the East. As for why the Junior blazers are treated with scepticism, that's been done to death. When the pyranid was first mooted, the SJFA could have lobbied for their SuperDooper League to be the de facto feeder in the South; they could have lobbied for a 4 way play off between Team 42 in the SPFL, the West Super Champion, the East Super Champion and the Highlanf League Winner; they could have arranged a merger/takeover of the Lowland League with the bulk of the clubs being Juniors... they decided the pyramid wasn't for them. When Kelty said that they wanted to join the pyramid, the SJFA could have lobbied for access to the Lowland League for the Super League champions; they could have had talks about a merger/takeover of the East of Scotland League which some felt was a poorer league; they could have looked at a way of getting all the clubs who wanted access to the pyramid into it while remaining Junior... they decided that Kelty were a one-off and not worth saving. When there was an exodus of East Juniors to the East of Scotland League, the SJFA could have looked at that as a warning and tried to negotiate a way for all the Juniors to have pyramid access - while this would probably see any other East Junior club who wanted to go join the East of Scotland League, it would have meant guaranteed entry to the pyramid for every club in the West who wanted it... instead they decided it had to be all-in or none-in, ignoring the fact that the North Region was ignored in their plan, that the Lowland League boundary would mean some East teams might not get into the Lowland League and that some clubs in both the East and the West may have wanted to remain Junior. The SJFA has had three openings to get this sorted and at each step they've decided that it wasn't for them. Only now, with the threat of a WoS League is the West Region (with the implied support of the national SJFA) trying to get pyramid access and even then it is totally on their terms - the tiers below the Super League remaining Junior (will this mean reinstatement fees and fines?), still running the show at the lower levels, no thought of how to integrate non-Junior clubs, wanting senior clubs who find themselves relegated from the West Super League to become Junior clubs to join their Tier 7 and lower. I could go on. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck...
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