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  1. We'll know the project is a success if she's getting fingered in a Blue Lagoon by February.
    9 points
  2. Drivel. Compare the differences between Rijkaard's last season and Guardiola's first: Finishing third with 67 points, 18 points behind Real Madrid & 10 behind Villarreal, to winning the league with 87 points, 9 ahead of Real Madrid Scoring 76 goals in the league to scoring 105 goals in the league Messi went from scoring 16 goals to scoring 38 goals 1-0 & 4-1 defeats in the Clasico to 2-0 & 6-2 wins From no trophies to the first treble in Spanish history Rijkaard had Deco, Ronaldinho, Zambrotta & Thuram as regulars, Guardiola got shot of the first three while Thuram retired, signed Alves and Pique (who at that point was fourth choice at Man Utd but under Guardiola transformed into one of the best centre backs in the world) while giving Busquets & Pedro their debuts and immediately made Busquets a first team regular Introduced a new style of play which brought the best out of Xavi & Iniesta which in turn was pivotal in making Messi so ridiculously good. That style of play was not only the basis for Barcelona winning 14 trophies in 4 years but also for Spain winning their first ever World Cup and retaining the European Championship Barcelona became one of the best teams of all time because Pep Guardiola is a tremendous manager who made them one of the best teams of all time. Nothing about their success was guaranteed.
    6 points
  3. Mrs Murray gave birth to a wee girl at 7am this morning.
    4 points
  4. Tbf he's a year younger than all 3 you mentioned when at Raith. Jay Rodriguez didn't set the heather alight at Stirling at the same age but has played premiership and for England. Plus craig isn't a rapist.
    3 points
  5. I don't think there is anything massively controversial in the Jackson article, it is simply another in a long line that takes the conventional media/pundit view that Scottish football is merely treading water until Rangers (and to a far lesser extent Hibs) are back in the top flight, a couple of real diddy clubs can be jettisoned and we can *finally* get back to normal. The fact the last few years have seen a genuinely good distribution of cups and high league placings (and therefore prize money) is simply not relevant to too many sportswriters that have struggled to move on from a view of Scottish Football that is a decade past it's sell-by date. The fact that many (well run!) clubs have thrived in the absence of the broken bigger clubs should be something that is celebrated rather than wished away in return for going back to an imagined status quo. I think there are some really good sportswriters out there but the inability to deviate from the received wisdom/line-to-take seems every bit as bad as their colleagues on the politics desk. The only thing that does really annoy me in the Jackson piece is the cringing notion that because someone down south might see a small ground or one with gaps where a real team would have a stand somehow makes those clubs responsible for the shite commercial terms that were secured for broadcast rights. The Record has, for as long as I've been around, alternated between denigrating and utterly ignoring non-OF football in Scotland (and non-city clubs especially) - so it seems a bit rich now to complain about the way others perceive "the product" (blech). If there is one model that I never want to see Scottish football follow again, it is the TV money funded insanity that's in place down south.
    3 points
  6. I'll just find him on twitter and call him a c**t
    3 points
  7. Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band - Electricity
    2 points
  8. What a load of shite, he inherited a team on the cusp of being the greatest in the world aye they were third in the league ffs He promoted busquets and pedro from the b team, sold Ronaldinho and deco two incredible players and completely changed the style of play. He built the greatest side in the world he didn't inherit it.
    2 points
  9. On holiday in Thailand Some b*****ds just killed my dog
    2 points
  10. I didn't realise ICT produced highlights as good as these. Hat off. I hoped this was the type of thing that rosscounty.tv was going to produce rather than video interviews, as good as some of those are. A few thoughts that resonated with me at the time but which really show in the highlights: How much more fluent and balanced ICT looked when Vigurs went on for Wedderburn. I wish he was at County How little Fox could do with the Tansey FK (I like the GoPro/wide angle view from the stanchion). Why can't County put in balls that would be on target at the far post, if everybody missed? I can't fathom that it can be that difficult a skill, but it seems to be the type of set-piece which Woods particularly struggles beating the first man from. I'm trying to forget Gardyne's FK into the shins of the ICT wall from the first half, thankfully that wasn't on the highlights. Graham's shirk at 4mins looks really bad from the GoPro Boyd was bossed in the air at set-pieces again. In other news, I was at the DL derby today for the first half. Richie Foran was at centre-mid and Mutumbo, Lopez and Roberts were the '3' of the 4231. Roberts took an early clattering and continued after initially hobbling off, but never looked 100% to me. Lopez showed some nice touches when he could be bothered getting involved. Foran looked really chunky compared to when I last saw him at a derby. McShane played the type of passes Alex Schalk would thrive on and which never arrived for him on Saturday, but McShane wasn't always 100% accurate with them... unlike his FK from 25 yards which was lovely.
    2 points
  11. It's good that there's no league games for a while - this thread can just run and run. I enjoy our lectures from the fans of the team that spunked all the good money they were raking in last year on Jimmy Nic and his gash signings, leaving them barely able to cobble a team together for the start of the season.
    2 points
  12. Jethro Tull - Nothing Is Easy
    2 points
  13. The teacakes are shite anyway,however the wafers are fine
    2 points
  14. Daily Record have picked up the Mandron story Confirmation that they read the P&B forums
    2 points
  15. Not believing this until his top fan boys, Bennett and Tedi confirm it.
    2 points
  16. 6-2 was awful, and highly embarrassing. But it didn't really matter in the long run. At the time we were in no danger of relegation in our first season back, and top 6 looked pretty unlikely. As it happened it sparked us into taking 18 points from our next 8 games. Despite the tight scoreline Saturday's defeat was a more serious affair for United. You could tell from the body language of their players at the end. Maybe a derby win for United might just have changed things. In the end it was just the same old "hard luck" story. There's a danger of going straight from "can't go down" to "can't stay up" without the usual transition period of furious street-fighting that clubs who're used to being near the bottom can call on.
    2 points
  17. Ayr's biggest problem seems to be the people running the club/owner/chairman whoever is in control of the finances , as stated before Ayr with their catchment area and potential large support should be a Championship club pushing towards the play - offs, but for the past few seasons they have not properly invested in the right sort of players , I felt that the season when Rangers were in our league Ayr should have used the Rangers money to really push to get promoted that year as they would have been in the Championship with Rangers and Hearts and more money coming in . I know they own land around the stadium with rumours for years about possible deals re housing developments etc etc , but nothing has happened , if they wait much longer I feel that any chance of getting out the mess they are in could disappear , for the future of the club they must invest and get promoted they also require money spent on the stadium , but if Ayr were to become a successful club the fans would flock back and the potential is there to maintain a Championship club. The current situation seems to be that they believe they can somehow get promoted without investment , and although a great start to this season there are many decent clubs in this division like Stranraer that have started very poorly and when / If these clubs start putting some form together Ayr will find it much harder and could possibly slip out of the playoffs , you see what can happen when a few players are missing , second in the league but lost your last 5 games or so, I don't think Ayr have the depth in their squad and don't seem to have a proper youth set up where good young players are not getting a chance . I think your current league position has papered over the many cracks in your club and now is the time something needs to be done but the owners will be getting a break from the fans at the moment , even supposing you hold on to a play off spot , there is absolutely no guarantee that Ayr could beat Peterhead, Airdrie, Cowdenbeath or Stranraer in a two leg tie . So much lost potential that must be realised before your going to get out of this league...great wee club very poorly run....
    2 points
  18. One on my Facebook has completely lost it too, says he's reporting him for breaching Facebook rules etc.
    2 points
  19. Their isn't one thing that isn't better without these bigoted c***s polluting the top division.
    2 points
  20. Absolutely shocking patter. Do not post again.
    2 points
  21. Oh, Clyde. The sooner this sorry excuse for an outfit are wound up, the better.
    2 points
  22. Junior supporters > Clyde supporters
    2 points
  23. Why is Livingston in the Championship North when we are more southern than East Stirlingshire. Also Stenhousemuir are in the North with us. Even though Stenhousemuir and East Stirlingshire share the same ground. Whoever wrote that is a stupid c***.
    2 points
  24. Hibs - Not in the Premiership because they are not good enough. Hearts - Relegated because of financial mis-management and because they weren't good enough to overcome their points deduction. Rangers - Not in the Premiership because they were liquidated and had to start from scratch. Phoenix club not good enough to win a play-off against a dreadful Motherwell side. Dundee Utd - About to drop out of the Premiership because they are the worst team in it by quite some distance. Someone will need to explain why shoehorning any of these sides into the top-flight would help our game. Could you imagine if Chelsea, Liverpool, Man Utd and Arsenal all dropped out of the English Premier, all within a few seasons of each other? The English press would be telling the world how competitive and cut-throat their league is. Up here, it's the complete opposite. With the likes of Keith Jackson given prominent roles within the media, it's a race to the bottom. Thank f**k for the good people of P&B.
    2 points
  25. Creedence Clearwater Revival -- Who'll Stop The Rain
    1 point
  26. Not only did Miller back off once he looked it over, d and P were only selling to one person and I'm sure it was reported that miller wanted certain guarantees from the SPL over SPL football but you apparently know better.....
    1 point
  27. I'd be careful Kinky, you know what your fellow bears are like, they'll be hailing you as some sort of law expert.
    1 point
  28. I would rather have a ramshackle stadium like rovers than our soulless empty stadium miles outside the town centre and which has been the reason behind our drastic fall from grace. I wouldn't be boasting and point scoring about our facilities. That ground is the worst thing that ever happened to us.
    1 point
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  31. Am I the only yin who thinks that monkey has to be taking the P and can't possibly be serious?
    1 point
  32. Just being in the PLP pretty much covers it.
    1 point
  33. Fucking Dogs, just drove to the in-laws 2km with the son & wife on the back, dog went for us on the way. Niped by boy. Drove back after dropping them off, not so fucking big now. Dead in the river.
    1 point
  34. True, but of my team , Dignam is now meant to be in remission, Rob Ford has came out of chemo 'fit' (not that I believe either of them) , and jihadi John mk2 would have to last 360 days if chosen now (minus the 2 weeks). Then there are the certain to die soon folk who might not obit properly (rev sandy Henderson etc) who may not even last a fortnight. Be happier when off the mark (c'mon Feek), but the team is just settling in, playing square balls and keeping possession (of life).
    1 point
  35. It's happened again! To have this occur at this stage in the season is really quite unusual - kind of like an eclipse in the middle of the equinox.
    1 point
  36. Tragic by name, tragic by nature.
    1 point
  37. It's no wonder they don't want to admit it's a terrific tackle, that'd mean the conversation could move on to their off the ball thuggery (Demel) and their constant throwing of themselves to the ground when in the box (numerous).
    1 point
  38. If you want to look like an absolute c**t...
    1 point
  39. Final Leaderboard Results, Scores, 180s, Total 1. Davis Love III 60, 25, 160, 904 2. Jupiter Jazz 54, 29, 149, 903 3. The Chassis 53, 23, 143, 866 4. The Naitch 58, 23, 129, 865 5. F_T_Y 54, 22, 157, 829 6. Poet of the Macabre 54, 22, 113, 807 7. Stuarty 54, 21, 134, 793 8. Honestly United 56, 16, 147, 789 9. Marshmallo 51, 16, 157, 786 10. Neilly 53, 20, 157, 780 11. MicroDave 50, 18, 143, 773 12. Callum-Ayr 51, 21, 151, 754 13. Booitsme7 53, 17, 144, 754 14. Wilkinson1998 53, 21, 123, 752 15. Kyle 50, 15, 153, 745 16. Same_OL_G35 54, 19, 142, 743 17. Diamond_For_Life 53, 16, 144, 717 18. Christophe 46, 14, 131, 614 19. Bambino7 43, 19, 77, 520 20. LugerLoyal88 29, 18, 40, 329 WOW! They couldn't be separated at the conclusion of our inaugural Prediction League in 2011, but five years on it is Davis Love III who edges ONE POINT ahead of Jupiter Jazz to win the World Championship for a second time. It was remarkably close, and had Adrian Lewis hit just one more 180 in the final against Gary Anderson, the Forfar man would have won a third-major title. He was incredibly unfortunate, having produced one of the finest performances we've ever seen, having not been outside the top two at any point during the championship. The Chassis finishes in an extremely credible third on his debut, narrowly ahead of The Naitch. F_T_Y produced a consistent fortnight to sit in a notable fifth on the leaderboard, Poet of the Macabre completed his best ever showing to sit in sixth, while last year's runner-up Stuarty edged up to seventh on the table. Former World Champion Honestly United ended the tournament in eighth, while former major winners Marshmallo and Neilly completed what was a high-performing top ten at the conclusion of our sixth annual Pie and Bovril PDC World Darts Championship Prediction League. Diamond_For_Life, I am so grateful for your fantastic gesture to donate £20 to a charity of the winner's choice. I would be very appreciative if you would give that money to Children 1st (http://www.children1st.org.uk/), who do some incredible work to support neglected and abused children throughout Scotland. Thank you so much! The Michael van Gerwen signed print photo will carry over as a prize for our next Prediction League, the Premier League of Darts, which will begin next month. All the details to enter and play will be posted when the fixtures for the travelling showpiece are released in the next few weeks. I thank all of you for taking part this year. We've done these leagues for half a decade now, and they wouldn't be worth running without your participation. I hope you all enjoyed playing, and that it added just a little bit of additional fun to what was an incredible championship. I would love to see many of you entering the other leagues during the year, as they has been a pleasure to put together all this time. Have a wonderful beginning to 2016. I hope the coming year brings you all fulfilment, happiness and great health. Cheers!
    1 point
  40. Fair shout actually, Njordy. Although old Grouty never had to slop-out. An the c***s sent me to Walton when Strangeways was only 1/2 an hour away. Mind you I learnt how to nick hubcaps so every cloud eh. Grimbo
    1 point
  41. Sapphire & Steel. One of the finest dramas ever made. Minimal budget, very strong cast and genuinely creepy at times.
    1 point
  42. My favourite cartoon growing up. The toys were brilliant too..
    1 point
  43. West Germany 1990 top is a classic. Ajax mid 90's: Scotland '82:
    1 point
  44. Rangers going into administration, and the fans immediately began rallying behind the club. First game post-admin arrived and Ibrox was sold out, the 'folk songs' were being sung at the top of their lungs, and protests were ongoing outside the gates. The primary school pupils in their support got creative during 'free play', and with some help from the Green Brigade friends banners were made to proclaim that they wouldn't let anything happen to the club they all love. Finally, the teams emerged to a crescendo of noise. "There will only be one winner" they guffawed . "The crowd will inspire the team" they claimed.
    1 point
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