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  1. 54 points
    The following article has got me positively seething. "RANGERS PROMOTION A BOOST FOR SCOTTISH FOOTBALL" http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/35979886 The entire article is a piece of shit but this is the bit that angered me the most: Doncaster denied that phrases such as "financial Armageddon", used by senior football administrators in 2012 when Rangers went into administration, had been proved wrong. "There's no question that the absence of Rangers from the top flight hurt attendances at some of the clubs," he said. "I think the warning at the time was fair. "It was only with the support of the commercial partners at the time that the game has been able to emerge in the health that it is now in." The man just can't accept he was wrong! I hope you see this Doncaster you fat mess. \ YEAH WE ALL REALLY STRUGGLED WITHOUT THE RANGERS YOU DELUDED C**T. GET IN THE FUCKING SEA
  2. 6 points
    It has arguably become the game’s most iconic symbol of achievement, a defining emblem of success, or the missing piece of an otherwise great career. But the famed green jacket remains the most tantalising of sporting prizes on the most teasing of golf courses. For Jason Day, the world number one, and Rory McIlroy, the most prolific major champion of this decade, the jacket has proven elusive. Both have contended at Augusta National in the past, the Australian previously recording a second and third place finish, with the Northern Irishman succumbing to the Sunday pressure during what was a character building experience in 2011. These are two players with the obvious credentials to succeed on a course that was originally born from the collective minds of Bobby Jones and Dr Alister MacKenzie. Particularly in the case of McIlroy, the 26-year-old’s game appears to be ideally suited to the Georgia layout, with his long driving and towering ball flight equipped to both reduce the holes in length and unlock the often precarious pin positions that are perched on the most undulating and uncooperative of greens. Although many preordained greats have been crowned in Georgia, there are those players whose measurements had prematurely been taken that ultimately failed to cross the line. Augusta was made for them, and it was only a matter of time – an all-too precious commodity – that was seemingly between them and the jacket. But the hourglass can empty faster than seems fair. Just ask Tom Weiskopf, one of the finest swingers of his generation, who was frequently compared to Jack Nicklaus and seemed destined to join his fellow Ohioan at the annual Champions Dinner. The winner of the 1973 Open at Royal Troon did manage to etch his name into the record books, however, but regrettably as a four-time runner-up, most notably in a cruel loss to the Golden Bear at the 1975 Masters, which has gone down in history as one of the finest. Also one-shot behind the eventual six-time champion that day was Johnny Miller, winner of a U.S. Open at Oakmont and an Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. When he drove down Magnolia Lane that April, the Californian had secured 11 PGA Tour titles in 15 months. He was ready to achieve redemption, having bogeyed two of his last three holes to lose four years earlier. But that story didn't transpire for the 27-year-old, nor did it in 1981 when he finished two back of Tom Watson. No one has been associated with heartbreak at the Masters more than Greg Norman, who was ranked the best player in the world for 331 weeks during the ‘80s and ‘90s. Having come fairly close to winning on his debut as a 26-year-old, the tall and striking Australian failed to deny Jack Nicklaus a dramatic victory at the age of 46 with a disastrous approach on the 18th, while a year later Augusta-native Larry Mize improbably chipped in to snatch the jacket away from the Great White Shark. In 1989, Norman bogeyed the last to fall one-shot out of a playoff with Nick Faldo and Scott Hoch, despite having birdied the three previous holes. This all could have sunk the future chances of a lesser mind, and for a number of years the Queenslander did disappear from genuine contention at Augusta. Perhaps he had taken one too many damaging blows on that course. But he managed to rebound with a relatively distant third-place finish in 1995, having shot 68 in each of the last three rounds. Witnessing Ben Crenshaw achieve a fairytale victory at the age of 43, maybe Norman began to believe that dreams really could still come true for him at Augusta. He carried that impetus into the following April’s showpiece, producing a stunning opening round of 63 to edge ahead of the field. It was a clear advantage that he would not relent until the Sunday. Leading by a seemingly insurmountable six-shots from of his great rival Faldo, the stage was set for an exorcism of prior demons and the clinching of a title that no one would begrudge him for. What has always been clear is that Augusta National – like any formidable predator – has a beauty that masks an inherent cruelty lying under the surface. Each hole, with those devilish greens that can be more damaging than the immaculate water hazards, threatens a player with potential disaster, but offers the carrot of possible greatness that can often prove deceptively enticing. On that day, the National viciously punished the anxiety and indecisiveness of Norman. With the Englishman meticulously picking his moments to progress, the two-time Open champion collapsed around the turn and found his worst nightmares realised. The harder he tried, the worse it got. There was a palpable sense of regret from the patrons in attendance on that fateful Sunday, who had clearly felt that the 41-year-old had been tortured enough by their beloved course. Even the likes of three-time runner up Tom Kite, who agonisingly failed to join the pantheon of Texan greats with a green jacket, regular challenger around the millennium David Duval, and Davis Love III, who was born just one day after his father competed in the 1964 Masters, could have been left thinking that they were owed something at Augusta. But they had their chances. As did Ernie Els, who saw the jacket prised from his grasp by Phil Mickelson in 2004. Former champions have also seen their luck quickly dry out at Augusta. Seve Ballesteros could (and possibly should) have won at least another two, if not three or four Masters titles, not least in 1986 when his water-bound approach to the 15th opened the door for Nicklaus. Record-setting 1976 winner Raymond Floyd was another, throwing away a lead in 1990, while Tom Watson double-bogeyed the 18th to lose to Ian Woosnam just a year later. Even the absent Tiger Woods – once predicted by Jack Nicklaus to win ten – has in more recent years found the National an altogether unforgiving playground, failing to add to his haul of Masters titles since a dramatic fourth victory in 2005. For all Augusta is associated with the rewarding of swashbuckling and aggressive play, the tournament history is strewn with the shattered hopes of those who were lured into trying to bite off more than they could chew. There is such a deep past and familiarity to the course that it is almost impossible for a player to block out the enormity of the surroundings from his mind. They have quite literally grown up watching it, were perhaps even initially inspired to take up the game by it, and though regular visitors are gifted with the opportunity to map out the holes and increase their understanding each year, with experience comes the often unshakable knowledge of what can go wrong. Day and McIlroy may have the benefit of time on their side, but the longer it takes them to win, the harder every round of contention will become. In the case of the Ulsterman, he will return to Augusta each April for the rest of his tenure in the game consciously aware that it is the one last hurdle between him and the career Grand Slam. That last quadrant can often be the most tormenting, as Mickelson and Sam Snead discovered at the U.S. Open. There are no guarantees at the Masters. Just ask the ghosts of Augusta National. They know. Golfshake Coverage (More will be added throughout the week) Masters Facts: http://goo.gl/QKLlgT Rory McIlroy: http://goo.gl/EwmHiR Jason Day: http://goo.gl/Ky9Y6w Andy Sullivan: http://goo.gl/mtWxuN Top 10 Moments: http://goo.gl/s3tqeH Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis: http://goo.gl/TzUJPI
  3. 6 points
    There's been no "armageddon", "nuclear winter", "social unrest", "unviability" or "slow lingering death". It's absurd to suggest otherwise. With the exception of Motherwell, Kilmarnock and St Mirren - hardly surprising given their downturns in form - everyone else's crowds have stood still or in many cases actually increased: '11-12 | '12-13 '13-14 '14-15 '15-16 (to date) Celtic 50,904 | 46,917 47,079 44,585 44,321 Rangers 46,362 | 45,744 42,657 32,798 44,720 Hearts 13,381 | 13,163 14,123 15,985 16,469 Hibs 9,909 | 10,489 11,027 10,170 9,363 Aberdeen 9,297 | 9,611 12,918 13,359 13,729 Dundee Utd 7,482 | 7,547 7,599 8,113 8,154 Motherwell 5,951 | 5,362 5,175 4,286 4,665 Kilmarnock 5,537 | 4,647 4,250 4,076 3,890 Dunfermline 4,799 | 3,796 3,331 2,523 3,274 St Mirren 4,493 | 4,389 4,511 3,869 3,325 St Johnstone 4,170 | 3,712 3,806 4,592 3,624 Inverness 4,023 | 4,038 3,558 3,733 3,940 Dundee 4,224 | 5,958 4,738 6,966 5,892 Ross County 2,874 | 4,430 3,787 3,525 4,171 Partick 2,345 | 3,614 5,001 3,777 3,925 Hamilton 1,770 | 1,231 1,436 2,877 3,102 in tier 2 in tiers 3 & 4 Other than CL/EL performances flatlining - and Rangers had 1 win in 25 - I can't think of one quantifiable area which hasn't actually improved, tbh. Attendances - up; sponsorship - up; TV money - level, then up; national team - improved; SPL-SFL merger, playoffs and pyramid;
  4. 6 points
    It's for easier insertion up his own arse.
  5. 6 points
    What boiled my pish about that interview is he was asked straight up about the Armageddon predictions and civil unrest shit turning out to be untrue and in fact the league has been in good shape post-rangers. His response was to say "sure the lower league teams benefited from having sevco in the bottom tiers and look at the brilliant sponsorship deal I made." No mention of the 4 years of excellent and entertaining product on display and no mention of the significantly healthier financial position of many clubs. c**t. Seems remarkable that we have managed to keep the lights on at all considering we've had that absolute walloper supposedly out there promoting our game but actually biding his time for the return of the 2 and ignoring the needs of the 42.
  6. 4 points
    I'm quite confident that you personally subsidised absolutely nothing you complete tramp.
  7. 4 points
    These are the same commercial partners that Doncaster couldn't even get to summon up a sponsor for the league for two seasons? If anything the evidence suggests that Scottish football has got by despite Doncaster and his bookies friends.
  8. 4 points
    I believe it was ABBA who, more than 35 years ago, sung the words: "the winner takes it all, the loser has to fall, it's simple and it's plain, but it's also entirely dependent on results elsewhere". Fitting, really.
  9. 3 points
    'eddiemunster', on 08 Jan 2013 - 22:17, said:
  10. 3 points
    I've not heard anyone called "chickenshit" for at least 15 years, so kudos for that.
  11. 3 points
    Serious question - do halfwits gravitate to the Bully Wee naturally or is it watching the team that does it to them?
  12. 3 points
    All well and good saying the game will be commercially better off with Rangers in the top flight. How are we going to take advantage of that with long term deals already in place for league sponsorship and tv?
  13. 3 points
    The press coverage of the Rangers "return" to the top league is cringeworthy. Oh yes, our game has been dead for 4 years. Aberdeen, Inverness, Ross County and St Johnstone have all won trophies in that time and Aberdeen have mounted two credible title challenges considering the gulf in resources between them and Celtic. Armageddon indeed. The arrogance of Rangers is unreal. Why not be grateful your new outfit was allowed into the league structure in 2012 at all, admit that your club was recklessly managed financially for over 2 decades from the Souness era onwards, accept that it died as a result and perhaps have a bit of humility? Nope, as from next season, we're back to the same old rubbish and the TV companies will drop the sudden fascination they developed with whatever league Rangers happened to be in that week. Let's also see how they get on against full timers every week after 4 years of playing against plumbers and bricklayers.
  14. 3 points
    55 points is an achievable target for you guys I think. Hearts have managed it with a few games to spare after getting promoted last season, albeit they won the lower tier a bit more convincingly. Will be refreshing seeing a different name in the league instead of yo-yo clubs like Hibs and St. Mirren at least, nice to have that variety in the top division.
  15. 3 points
    Oddly, I've got totally used to Rangers not being in the top flight and the thought of them being back with all the pish that it entails is just hitting home. Over the past few years, the media have been forced to cover the league differently as Celtic have simply not been an interesting story without their erstwhile business partners and closest ally. Even the tabloids who live and breathe OF stuff as a commercial necessity have struggled to have one interesting story about Celtic on their own and not part of the double act, which is the only thing that defines them. All the interesting stuff over the past few years has been skewed towards the diddy clubs. Seeing St Johnstone, ICT and County win their first trophies has been a highlight for me (although personally being at a Champions League qualifier in the Olympic Stadium in Athens watching Motherwell tops it for selfish reasons). Add to that Aberdeen practically filling Parkhead for their LC win and the sight of Hampden packed with Hearts and Hibs fans before that mad final and you have lots of great Armageddon memories. We now need to be consigned to the fact that we will be back to the time honoured tick-tock of coverage that only centres on how Rangers and Celtic did compared to each other and how every other game influences the battle between the Big Two no matter how tendentious the angle. I'm less up for next season than I have been for years.
  16. 3 points
    Is that where it shifted to? We've been looking for that.
  17. 2 points
    I posted a link to my article for TalkingBaws earlier today, but I'll post it up in full as well. Because click-bait is irritating. Feel free to ignore. http://talkingbaws.com/2016/04/ollie-wale-rangers-havent-saved-scottish-football-things-couldnt-get-any-better-for-some/ Armageddon: 4 Years Later Following the confirmation that Rangers will soon be plying their trade in the top-tier of Scottish football, it seems an appropriate time to discuss the current state of our nation's premier division. Four years ago, the SFA's chief executive issued a bleak warning. If rival chairmen voted in favour of Rangers being banished to the basement of the Scottish leagues, a ''slow and lingering death'' would befall various top-flight clubs. Within a matter of weeks, numerous clubs would meekly succumb to the inevitable fate of administration. Stewart Regan's ominous forebodings were echoed by Neil Doncaster. In turn, a number of national media outlets would gleefully jump upon the bandwagon and salivate in anticipation. 'Armageddon' was coming. Or was it? Four years later, Rangers won't be emerging into some sort of barren wasteland. No supporter has witnessed their club's untimely demise. In fact, the Scottish Premiership is in remarkable health. Attendances have only fluctuated slightly, with some top-flight clubs even seeing a rise in figures. Celtic have, understandably, suffered the most. Their average home support has seen a significant decrease. Poor on-pitch performances won't have done much to aid this situation throughout recent months, but Rangers' promotion could nonetheless act as a revitalising boost for their Glasgow rivals. Since 2012, comparatively 'small' clubs have enjoyed the most successful periods in their history. St. Johnstone, Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Ross County have won their first major trophies. Saints and Caley have represented their country in the Europa League. The former, remarkably, are currently aiming to achieve their 5th consecutive European qualification. Without the stranglehold of the Old Firm, seven clubs have won major trophies: Hearts, Kilmarnock, St. Mirren, Aberdeen and the three clubs already mentioned. The top league is more competitive than ever, whilst lower-league finances have undoubtedly benefited from the travelling Rangers support. Apart from Celtic, it's a fairly level playing field at the peak of the national game. Since the start of the current season, supporters of most Premiership teams have taken a moment to glance anxiously at the bottom half of the league table. Nobody's safety is guaranteed. Although I believe this to be a positive thing, some high-profile pundits have taken the opposite view. During the televised pre-match discussion in the build-up to last month's League Cup final between Ross County and Hibernian, Gordon Strachan seemingly thought it was a sensible time to voice his opinions on the matter. Rather than discussing the show-piece occasion itself, the Scotland manager decided to bemoan the fact that Hibs aren't a Premiership team anymore. Fair enough. But then he took it one step further. There must be some way, he said, to avoid this in future. Too many big clubs are falling out of the big league. Rangers, Hearts and Hibs have already fallen out of the big league. Dundee United might fall out of the big league soon. The league system needs to be restructured so we don't lost our best teams from the big league. I am paraphrasing, yes, but that is roughly the gist of what he said. Unlike Strachan, most people surely realise that we haven't lost our best teams from the Premiership. Hibs were relegated because they were the second-worst team in the Premiership. Rangers and Hearts paid the price for financial misdemeanours. The latter didn't possess a strong enough team to recover from a points deduction. Funnily enough, Dundee United are currently bottom of the league because they haven't been as good as anyone else. The size of a club isn't remotely relevant to its present-day quality on the pitch. The twelve teams which currently inhabit the top-tier of Scottish football are, believe it or not, the twelve best teams in the country. The bigwigs may be desperate to promote our national game to rich television companies, and they may consider our product to be more financially viable when the 'big' teams are involved, but the quality of football is surely the most important thing. Any attempt to fast-track those clubs to the top-tier would make a mockery of Scottish football. As we approach the final weekend of pre-split fixtures, the Scottish Premiership remains as tight and competitive as it's ever been. Dundee United could yet escape automatic relegation. Hamilton Academical and Kilmarnock are also in danger. At the other end of the table, Aberdeen remain within five points of league leaders Celtic. With one match remaining before the post-split schedule is announced, Motherwell, St. Johnstone, Dundee, Partick Thistle, Ross County and Inverness Caledonian Thistle still don't know whether they'll finish in the top six or bottom six. At a stage of the season when a lot of clubs are generally aware of their destiny, this present-day uncertainty is refreshingly intriguing. Next season, the Scottish Premiership will receive an influx of media attention. Will Rangers be able to forge an immediate challenge for the title? Should this be their initial priority? Neil Doncaster has proclaimed that Rangers' participation in the top-flight will be a good thing for their Premiership rival clubs. It might be. We don't know yet. With any significant change, there is always that element of doubt. Things have been looking increasingly rosy. Contrary to Doncaster's belief, the reputation of Scottish football hasn't been tarnished by the absence of the Old Firm rivalry. When he constantly repeats this tedious sound-bite, suggesting that the game isn't marketable without Celtic and Rangers, it ironically tarnishes the game's reputation more than anything else does. We have a reasonable television deal and, most importantly, we have an unpredictable and entertaining product. TalkSport's Adrian Durham yesterday asked the question, 'Have Rangers FC just saved Scottish football?'. With no disrespect intended, the answer is a resounding 'no'. We don't need to be saved. For some of us, things probably couldn't get any better.
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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilmarnock_F.C.#The_Meh_Derby #boxoffice
  21. 2 points
    In all seriousness, Mr. X is a fucking awful moderator. Actively makes the site poorer.
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    Old Rangers history indeed remains. But it stopped in 2012. The 54 titles can not be added to by the new outfit. Their history started with a match at Glebe Park. If there was any hint of justice in Scottish football 4 or 5 titles would be voided for incorrect registrations. (Systematic Cheating to give it its proper name)
  24. 2 points
    Always reminds me of this from men in black that photo Appropriately, the fucking impostor. But you're right, you could wear out your shoes stamping on that face.
  25. 2 points
    we had a great night at the concrete lavvypan in 2009/10- an otherwise awful season with a good cup run. we won 3-1 in front of a crowd of over 1,000 (Hibs awaited the winners at Easter Road) and it wasn't too bad. Edinurgh had their rvenege in 2012 at Links Park- mercifully, I was in Bosnia. better that and a night out in Edinburgh afterwards IMO. Anyone going to the game for the actual football these days is doing it wrong.
  26. 2 points
    I don't think I'm capable of putting into words just how much I hate that man. Every single thing about him offends me.
  27. 2 points
    Also not sure if Cockwomble knows the meaning of 'armageddon'. "a dramatic and catastrophic conflict, especially one seen as likely to destroy the world or the human race." Or in this context destroy professional football in Scotland. The financial armageddonists were just wrong. They are idiots and they should be shown the door.
  28. 2 points
    Fukkin pure labradors man.
  29. 2 points
    I bet your kids love it when you take them to the park and make them fetch sticks all day.
  30. 2 points
    I think this thread is verging on vanity!!! For me Beith are a big club because year on year they remain at the top with ages devoted helpers but with a good support!! How can anybody take Glenafton out this equation with all they have achieved, a proper club with proper people!! Talbot are an enigma at all grades of football in Scotland but it can only take them so far! No such thing as a big junior club in Scottish, UK or World football terms! Let's all be happy that we have a competitive grade of football with some history behind it! To get in the real world though we must join the SPFL pyramid structure, and that's a financial and moral fact. Sorry if that upsets some.
  31. 2 points
    In the interest of religious harmony his right foot was cathartic.
  32. 2 points
    This is Charlton v Preston, 1937- made of sterner stuff 80 years ago!
  33. 2 points
    Ach, you used to have moments. Bloody rare these days though. You seem happier to inhabit the persona of a stereotypical Rangers supporting thicko.
  34. 2 points
    I do bits of work from time to time for a dog rescue charity. It explains my feelings. Mine's after coming in from her walk yesterday, total mud magnet.
  35. 2 points
    Keith Jackson holds supporters in a contempt that he doesn't even try to thinly veil. He was on Sportsound a few weeks ago, talking about the national team, and contributions from fans by text or Email got nothing but sneers and condescension from him. It's patently clear that all the predictions of doom - "Armageddon", "social unrest", "nuclear winter", "unviability", "slow lingering death", the 5 clubs going bust, ending up like the League of Wales - have proven totally false. No-one has really suffered financially, most attendances have gone up, cup trophies have been shared around, we've had something of a title race, the national team has picked-up, more young players have come through, different clubs have had shots at Europe (although their results is possibly the only area to have stagnated), and so on. Even financially TV money never fell, has now gone up, and there's now an all-time-high league naming rights deal too. We've also seen SPL-SFL merger go through, playoff introduced into Premiership, and a pyramid system started-up beneath SPFL2. To suggest that Rangers have arrived in the nick of time and saved the game from disaster is revisionism on a grand - indeed on a brazen - scale.
  36. 2 points
    f**k the Rangers and f**k everyone congratulating them. Shame on the lot of you.
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  38. 2 points
    I was in London for work for the first time in my life about 4 months ago. I got on the Underground and the very first guy I saw (standing right at the wee single doorway bit of the train) was a guy who works in my office that I don't actually know but I always see in the canteen etc. So, I thought I better acknowledge this guy as I am assuming he is also down here for work. I gave a little nod as I walked up and said hello when I got close. The c**t never even acknowledged me and went out of his way to ignore me and look away. I have since bumped into the guy coming in/out of our office here and now always ignore him, don't make eye contact etc. I mentioned this situation to someone in work the other day who knows the guy only to be told that the c**t in question has an identical twin brother who lives in London. So now I don't think the guy is as much of a c**t as I thought.
  39. 2 points
    I assume the previous thread on this has been killed in the Great Purge? I used to work with several beauts back in Inverness. One was a guy who was a kind of squat fat chap who claimed to have spina bifida so got work to buy him a super-duper chair with buttons and stuff. Obviously when we were nights we snaffled it and took turns to race aroundthe place on it. Eventually he cottoned onto this and from then on got the security guard to lock it away at nights. He also used to carry one of those iron briefcase things to work and if he wasn't working he'd open it on his desk and rummage around in it, slamming it shut if he heard someone come near him. Once a team leader from our shift opened it when he was on his break and it was full of food packaging and sweetie papers He must have noticed that his briefcase was out of position (think the penguin in Misery) so he sent an email to everyonein the team saying that he was very disappointed and that if anyone wanted to look in his briefcase we should just ask him. He also used to come into work insanely early, like six hours before his shift was due to start and just sat around. He was bizarrely keen and seemed to think this would do him good in his career. However, it didn't mainly because the manager of the place had to tell him to stop it as his 18 hour a day stints were threatening the insurance. His career prospects were probably more harmed by the fact that his ex girlfriend worked in theupstairs office and she had a restraining order against him due to the fact that he stalked her after they split up. This meant that he missed out on training coursesand couldn't apply for any promotions as most of the interviews were done upstairs. How staying in the office for a ridiculous ammount of time would make his employers forget that they had a loon on the staff is beyond me. He was thick as horseshit anyway. Another favourite was Neil, a guy I worked with after getting a promotion of sorts. Neil was an older guy, most of the people there were in their early 20's. He was about 45 and when I first joined the team he was pretty quiet but he was always keen on a night out. This was because he had a drink problem. He wouldn't drink all the time but if he got started he didn't finish for days/weeks/months. He took a holiday once and didn't come back to work for four or five months. The company couldn't contact him and after a month or so sentthe police round to check he wasn't dead. He admitted he had 'a problem' and was allowed back. That's when the fun really began. When he came back he was quite different, he was obviously on medication to control his urges towards drinking and it turned him into a walking comedy sketch. He would jive across the office, call everyone man and constantly, I mean constantly, hum to himself. I used to sit next to him and it was like sitting next to a radio constantly tuned to Jazz FM. "Dooo bee doo doo doo bap doo wop doo waaaah" for every second of the 8 hour shift. He would also talk/sing to himself about what he was doing, as Swampy remembers. So if it was his week doing the morning reports you'd get "doo bee doo be dobeee, ahh'mmm doooooin the morning report, doop doo dee waaah". Eventually he'd take things that were said or mentioned and work them into his routine. So if someone said "Who's coming fro lunch? I fancy a sandwich" you'd get about 30 seconds later "Lunchy lunchy woo beee doooo". This was noticed and we'd deliberately mentioning things completely out of context to get them into his songs. One notable occasion was when a mate of mine stood up apropos of nothing and said very loudly "GLOVES" and sat down. Thirty seconds later "gloves, wooo hoo dop yeah, gloves yeahh" Neil eventually left, the company gave him an ace reference to get rid of him. On one of his drinking benders (which continued despite his treatment) he saw our line manager shopping with his wife and kids and followed him around Tesco shouting abuse, probably like thisL "dooo bee doo deee doo you are a c**toooo".
  40. 1 point
    Believe me, I'm as upset about this as you are, not least because of the impact on the attendance, hospitality and POTY, but also because of the impact on all supporters of BOTH clubs. When we have a succession of 3 dislocated games in a row, because of TV, the situation does become all the more annoying. However... the clubs voted in 2013 to accept this MG Alba TV deal and the contracts do allow the companies free choice of fixtures. UEFA rules and other broadcasters rights restrict available slots for Alba (which only starts broadcasting at 4pm daily) and to be fair to Alba, the late announcement is down to them being at the end of the food chain after BT Sport and Sky choose fixtures, dates & timings. I guess it kinda goes with the territory as Rovers (and Falkirk I suppose) are 'box office' for Alba. Imagine how it would be if we supported a leading EPL club, say. We'd rarely have a Saturday 3pm kick off. The POTY committee is meeting this evening and revised arrangements will be announced ASAP. The club will also respond by way of an announcement, probably tomorrow or Monday.
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    Jesus Christ, can you imagine? It would be like living in one of those black and white battered children adverts. "KnightswoodBear doesn't cry any more. He knows that if he does his stepfather will beat him to within an inch of his life and strangle-f**k him in the soundproof cell under the house"
  42. 1 point
    Celtic 50,904 | 46,917 47,079 44,585 44,321 Those official Celtic attendances.
  43. 1 point
    It's been a golden era for clubs out with the old firm winning silverware. Sent from my iPhone using Pie & Bovril
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    The Famous Edinburgh Crime Clan.
  46. 1 point
    The battle of the managerial geniuses. Combined IQ of 36.
  47. 1 point
    You guys really want praise from us supporters of "P&Ds"? After the years of condescending arrogance?
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    Suffice to say you are an old and annoying man.
  50. 1 point
    Tobey Maguire. His face annoys me.
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