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  1. Depending on what age you are, I'd say that's very wise.
    13 points
  2. - The Queen and indeed the rest of the royal family are arseholes deserving of zero respect - National anthems and flags are a nonsense anachorism - If the lad is an attention seeker then he's a pretty shite one as there's surely far better ways of seeking attention than in a pishy friendly thousands of miles away - Countries are not defined by their armed forces or monarchs - If everyone who didn't like a couple of things their taxes were spent on fucked off, there would be no one left in the country - This whole 'issue' is only an issue because of the mewling from pussies and boring morons - Calm the f**k down
    6 points
  3. While I don't think it's unlikely that Hibs would sell if a good offer was received, making such a derisory offer would suggest that Rangers have absolutely no intention of submitting a good offer. It's too low to even be the starting point of a negotiation by intentionally submitting a low bid that the selling club will haggle over. It's either purely an attempt to unsettle Allan before Saturday, or King trying to do what Craig Whyte did with Goodwillie. Submit a bid that you know will never be accepted so you can pretend that you do have money and are trying to spend it, then blame the diddy club for being obstructive and standing in the player's way when they reject it, turning the attention of the fans away from yourself and avoiding scrutiny.
    6 points
  4. Maybe if one of the Hibs boys had named themselves Scott Allan a month ago this wouldn't be happening.
    4 points
  5. Squad photo courtesy of David Young. Thank f**k Stewart got rid of those orange boots! Also, McGowan looks like a wee boy.
    4 points
  6. Don't send Matt Damon to check it out.
    4 points
  7. Will they be handing Shiels over in installments as well?
    4 points
  8. I don't care about the politics, I support all Scottish teams in Europe.
    4 points
  9. Kinda just pinched my bum sex joke there, M8 edit: Pinched my bum. lol
    4 points
  10. update on mrs weirdcals eye, quite a lot of sight returned. she had an MRI today and hopefully they will get to the bottom of this (must be about 50 pages back last post on this)
    3 points
  11. Isn't it ironic that is Rangers fans talking about the activity on a Celtic forum or is it a case of
    3 points
  12. Flushed with season ticket money, they're like a student who's just got his grant. They're flashing the cash like it's going out of fashion but they haven't realised it's got to last all season. By November they'll be down at Tesco buying giant bags of pasta to live on.
    3 points
  13. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-20141946 Bid accepted .
    3 points
  14. I really liked Gary Miller when he was at Ross County. When he was first at County on loan and then permanently, he had the capacity to knock the ball past a winger or play a one-two deep in his own half and then surge up the park with the ball, turning defence into attack in an instant. It was one of my favourite things about watching County in the Derek Adams years, to see the full-backs bomb forward and he looked dangerous at full speed. I think players like Miller (and SOD) are better at full-back than midfield because they need the extra space to accelerate into. Defensively, he was a bit of a disaster waiting to happen and there was a spell where he would rarely go a game without flailing an assault at someone because it seemed he didn't know how to deal with them. When Adams left for Hibs, Willie McStay and Jimmy Calderwood didn't play him much because they preferred a solid defender and Jimmy C tried him at right mid which SH alluded to, but it didn't work and I can only think of him starting there once and coming on as a sub there another time. When Adams came back for the title winning season 2011-12, the whole defensive unit was solid and Miller was probably the most improved player in the team. He was still brilliant going forward but very little got past him as he learned to defend more narrowly. Grant Munro's experience in the back line helped no end to the team shape. Then he went to St Johnstone. I think he was poorly advised because he was never going to usurp Dave McKay. Miller is stronger now and is more broad than he was at County and I wonder if that has taken an edge off his acceleration, but on the flipside has been working for years with very good defenders so I doubt he is a worse player than he was when he joined. He might not pull off the spectacular like SOD but he'll still offer an outlet - and he'll defend the far post a lot better too.
    3 points
  15. This seems approximately correct. There may be higher ST sales this season, but no guarantee of rights issue or CG money. The big difference is that last season the ST money came in against a balance of (approximately) zero; this season it comes in against a debt of about £8m. As an order of magnitude, that roughly means that the ST tranche has been pre-spent. There's not really any doubt about those facts, with the caveat that they are indeed just order-of-magnitude numbers.The motivation for the OP was to seek views on how this circle could be squared; King's interview has clarified that, and it now looks as though the promises of (very early and significant!) fund raising through share issues is no longer being seriously contemplated. It seems increasingly, to me, as though King is aiming for an end-game where the narrative will be that previous boards and other bogeymen have forced him down a route he never intended taking. Paul Murray seems a bit eager in this respect, and has already blamed the previous board, the outgoing and prospective NOMADs, AIM and ISDX for their unreasonable actions. I think that bennett makes several perfectly fair points, or makes the same fair point several times: a chairman encouraging fans to support the club with their disposable income is quite normal. However, the fact that he has lured shareholders, fans and the SMSM with such different, fabulous tales and now seems completely unabashed about changing his story so radically is what I would find concerning: the whole model for the club being sustainable and surviving appears to be treated as "say anything they will believe for a few weeks". Does anyone think the fan base would have bought into his latest "vision", if he'd stated it then as he does now, and hadn't consistently stated that he would be putting in N x £10m (where N = 1 to 5)?
    3 points
  16. Bit of good news regarding the supporters team joining the league. We are in the process of joining and our first home game should be against Hamilton Accies on the 15th of August. Venue and kick off time tbc but if you are at a loose end due to the game against Rangers then it would be a good excuse to get out the house and cheer on your fellow Alloa fans.
    3 points
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  19. You should cut off your feet.
    2 points
  20. Rangers used to pull this kind of thing ahead of Scottish Cup ties, or when they were desperate for points when they were challenging for the league title. This is the petrofac cup.
    2 points
  21. Tedi and No8 aliases talking to each other....chronic.
    2 points
  22. Why does she need to make an appointment if he's psychic?
    2 points
  23. I wonder if the steward who's breeks kept falling down will be back to grace the scene of his infamy?
    2 points
  24. Please guys, no more season ticket updates, you'll upset the Airdrie fan.
    2 points
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  26. It amazes me that bookies actually make money when most of the people who admit to gambling are nearly always up.
    2 points
  27. Turns out the war chest is more like a terramundi pot
    2 points
  28. You think your own spew is dirtier than puddle water? Puddle water that could have stuff like oil, grease, dog shit, human pish, etc in it? You're a disgrace.
    2 points
  29. 10CC : Life Is A Minestrone
    2 points
  30. Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/embed/MBxF00KV_-E
    2 points
  31. You're going to have to point out on the thread champ where people are saying such things if that's alright? I just reckon he's gone out his way to be deliberately disrespect and insulting for no clear reason, he's played in plenty games where this has happened before hand and barely blinked an eyelid, I'm just struggling to see why he's done it. It's going nothing to do with the army or those employed within it, he's made his feelings clear on that and fair play to him, his reasoning is sound and he's more than entitled to not wear the poppy, if he's got to the stage though where he's linking the whole of Britain and everything in it(Union Flag, GSTQ etc) to Bloody Sunday then I don't know why he's still bothering to work here when his feelings are apparently so strong. If I detested a country so much so(For the avoidance of doubt I don't, it seems a bit ridiculous to hold a grudge over a whole country) I certainly wouldn't be working in it, paying my taxes towards it's government and all that comes with it. *Typed while munching lego, reading the daily mail and playing some GSTQ over the background*
    2 points
  32. Brian Blessed can only overact. Flash Gordon rules. Raidernation does not.
    2 points
  33. I genuinely admire your ability to be blindly optimistic and wish I could be as positive about the season as you, but surely you can admit yourself that this is entirely based on blind hope rather than any actual reasoning or evidence? Regardless of your thoughts on the standard of the Championship in the grand scheme of football, what's actually relevant is the standard of the Championship in relation to League One. If you're seriously going to argue that the gulf isn't huge and that a team which won League One by two points is going to be fine in the Championship with almost the exact same squad, with new signings coming from other League One teams, you are deluding yourself. The gap between these divisions is the biggest in Scottish football and countless players have been a success in League One and failed miserably in the Championship. Many of our players were bang average in League One and we were far off the standard of sides who went on to be comfortably mid-table after winning League One. We have four players (Gaston, Tidser, Forbes & MacDonald) who are proven in the Championship. We are relying on the rest of the squad adjusting to the step-up and doing so immediately. Even if by some ridiculous stroke of luck every single player is capable of making the transition, they need to be doing it from the first week of the season: if they all take the time to adjust to playing at a higher level that Stefan McCluskey did to adjust to League One last season we'll be relegated by the time we start playing well. I do reckon some will manage it - Russell has great potential, if he's got Forbes and Tidser feeding him passes Barr should do well, I still think O'Ware and Miller have the potential to be solid centre backs at this level - but going into the season with the majority of your starting eleven being entirely untested at the level you're playing at is asking for trouble. That's why I entirely disagree that we are not any worse than other sides, who aside from Alloa all have far more players who are proven at this level or above. For what it's worth I do feel that people are massively over-rating Raith. McKinnon's not a great manager, and while they've made some decent signings there's nothing so great to suggest they're capable of clawing back the gap on QoS and Falkirk. That said though, they're comfortably superior to us in personnel in defence and attack and I'd be amazed if McKinnon does such a bad job that they end up going so far backwards from where they were under Murray that they end up finishing bottom. Alloa certainly could end up being worse than us. They've a squad full of unknown quantities and that can turn out to be a disaster, as it was for us two years ago. All of them being awful is our best hope of avoiding automatic relegation as it stands: if they are as bad as we were two years ago then we should have no problem finishing above them. Of course, it could turn out that Lennon's done a substantially better job than Moore did and some of them are actually capable players at this level who have enough to stay clear of relegation, so we can't be convinced of that - if half of them are good Championship players we're in trouble. We just have to wait and see, and the fact that we're relying on Alloa's new signings turning out to be shite for us to avoid tenth speaks volumes about how much of a disaster this summer has been. Dumbarton have a far better squad than us, with players who are proven at this level or higher throughout the squad. Of course they'd still take Tidser, Forbes and MacDonald, but so would everyone other than Rangers and Hibs, it's the rest of our team that's the problem and they're considerably stronger than us. Barring some unexpected excellent signings in the next couple of weeks we'll be a long way behind them at the end of the season. Livingston could implode financially but there's no guarantee it'll happen and we're clutching at straws if that's our reason to be hopeful of finishing eighth. The only way Rangers will have any impact on us is they get liquidated during the season and no team is automatically relegated. Even if they were to go into administration they'd still be comfortably above us after a points deduction. Tidser is one player. A terrific player who can deliver double figures in goals from midfield over a season and drag a team to results they wouldn't have a hope of getting without him, but regardless of how good he is he's not going to be able to do everything by himself. If MacDonald gets injured and we have no proper alternative, if we have a shapeless midfield through players being played out of position, if we have no holding midfielder protecting the defence and we have a defence full of League One players who haven't adjusted to the Championship we can't expect him to keep us up. Yes, we still have signings to make, and indeed most sides in the division still haven't completed their squads. The difference is that other sides, with the exception of St. Mirren, are just needing one or two signings and they're good. We have no holding midfielder, we only have one out and out striker who as we've discussed needs real competition, the only right back at the club was out of his depth in League One, none of the defence are proven in the Championship, we've only two natural wide midfielders. We're short in all of those positions, but the assistant manager has explicitly said that we'll only get three more signings, which will leave us with a starting eleven that isn't good enough and a lack of cover. Also, while if you're just needing one player it makes sense to wait for the right option to come along and no one wants us to rush in and fill the squad with non-entities because they're all that's available, when you're short in so many areas this late on you generally end up scrambling for anyone you can get in desperation. Yeah, you can end up with Declan McManus when that happens, but in the past it's seen us get Adam Coakley, Jay Shiels and Darren McGeough. And we're already offering six month contracts to players being brought in as cover because Duffy's not sure about them, when we need players coming in to improve the starting eleven.
    2 points
  34. That was myself (my old username was gordon the gopher) Edit - Just logged in to her old profile. Laura turns 22 this year Just reading back on some of the early wall posts by P&Brs https://www.facebook.com/laura.stevenson.50159
    2 points
  35. 1. Avoid Relegation 2. To not lose to Dundee 3. To pump Motherwell several times. Bonus 1. Beat Sellik 2. Top 6
    1 point
  36. A meal deal? He looks no stranger to a second helping.
    1 point
  37. The Lightning Seeds - Pure
    1 point
  38. I played against Inver once for the Inverness welfare team I played for at the the time. We beat them 12-2.
    1 point
  39. pmsl dam thought I was finally winning something haha
    1 point
  40. Too right, not like us ridgy-didge reffos. Reckon the quiz people must have chucked a sickie or gone walkabout as today's quiz still not within cooee. Time to crack a few tinnies as feeling as dry as a dead dingo's donger.
    1 point
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  42. lol wut Erm no - the custodians of your club have dropped their knickers at the sight of every Walter Mitty character looking to take over a club in Scottish football, cheered all the way by your idiotic fanbase. There's no 'luck' involved whatsoever in Livingston's financial incompetence - it's piss-poor decision-making, from top to bottom. You're not a "growing club" at all. You were "growing" more than a decade ago based on money you didn't have - no Livingston board has managed to deliver any growth in the fanbase or revenue without having to spend money they don't have to do so. Removing the debt changes nothing as you'll pile it back on again.
    1 point
  43. Cove at Spartans?!?!?! Americanised pished Spartans v Cove IMO
    1 point
  44. Hopefully for his sake. He's been hovering at 'almost good enough' for years now. We should have loaned him out to League 1 or the Championship sides years ago to try and get him some regular first team football and maybe find his position but we've never bothered. Currently, I don't think he'll cut it at this level but I reckon in a year or two he'll come on and we'll regret letting him go. Frankly, we've wasted him and I reckon he'll do a decent job at another club. Maybe not this season but later.
    1 point
  45. You don't think people care about what politicians - particularly ones we have elected to make decisions for us - get up to behind closed doors in relation to their jobs and in this case underhand, misleading and downright lying tactics? Well, it fucking shouldn't be?!
    1 point
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