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  1. And here's the relevant quote in full. Note the bottom line which Bennett cut, the one that makes it extremely clear that I did not accept the verdict as correct. You really are dishonest Bennett, forcing me to quote myself like that.
    4 points
  2. Welcome to Hell. We've got this, Hi-Dees.
    2 points
  3. Ralph McTell - Streets Of London
    2 points
  4. There's no double speak here. This issue was fully investigated by an independent commission which ruled that the players were eligible to play. Had the commission ruled otherwise then our punishment would have been greater. Where are the double standards?
    2 points
  5. Hopefully the last we see of this miserable league. The past 3 years was just wee hiccup. Thanks Ayr for getting yourselves promoted too. We're guaranteed to finish at least 9th. Cowden, enjoy League 2. Good fucking bye.
    2 points
  6. You will be offski as well I'd imagine, that can only be a good thing. Lickspittle. noun a contemptible, fawning person; a servile flatterer or toady.
    2 points
  7. I generally agree with this point - far too many people castigate Scotland managers for picking Alan Hutton while refusing to suggest an alternative and have done for years. When pressed to name the alternative to Hutton, and indeed to name the alternatives to Maloney/Morrison/Martin/Hanley, they can't name one and just make a general point about youngsters, failing to understand that chucking youngsters in randomly isn't actually a good way to introduce them to the national set up. The exception with these two friendlies in mind is Barrie McKay, who should be nowhere a near a Scotland squad. Had he had the season he's just had for Rangers while playing for Falkirk or Raith Strachan probably wouldn't know he is never mind think he was worthy of a Scotland cap, because being good for Falkirk & Raith only proves you're a good Championship player. Yet that's all that being good for Rangers last season proves. I'm not saying any of them are good enough for Scotland and indeed calling some of them up would get a manager hounded and mocked for calling up non-entities, but literally every winger/wide midfielder who has proven themselves to be a decent top flight player should be ahead of McKay, who has proven himself to be a great Championship player but is completely unproven in the Premiership and could easily turn out to be shite at that level, as many great Championship players have. He could go on to be a great Premiership player and if he does that he should then be looked at for Scotland, but he could flop as badly as a great Championship player like John Baird has in the top flight. So yes, players like Gary Mackay-Steven, Jamie Walker, Sam Nicholson, Ryan Fraser, none of whom should be in the Scotland squad themselves, should all be miles ahead of McKay in the pecking order. When Gareth Bale couldn't get a game for Spurs, even when he was a youngster at Southampton, he was still the best left back Wales had. The number of wingers we have better than McKay runs into double figures. Thing is, Belgium didn't just pick their best youngsters and put them in for the sake of giving youngsters experience; the likes of Hazard and De Bruyne were regulars at 20 because they were already better than all the alternatives in their position at 20. You can't say the same for Gauld, McGinn and Tierney. The one player for us who was unquestionably our best in their position that young was Robertson, and it's right to criticise Strachan for picking Whittaker & Mulgrew ahead of him, but you can't say the same for the likes of Galuld and McGinn. That I do agree with. While our failure to make the playoffs last time was Strachan's fault, ultimately we failed because he made a mess of one game rather than a mess of the entire campaign. This isn't a Levein scenario where everyone with a brain can see that the next campaign is guaranteed to go horribly wrong if he's in charge. While the second half of the last campaign gives little reason for confidence going into this, it's not a case of failure being inevitable. We took 4 points from Ireland & 2 from Poland, not letting either side gain over us on head to heads: we have to believe we can do the same again with Slovakia/Slovenia and take 6 points from Lithuania.
    2 points
  8. Glory hunters who couldn't be arsed with the journey.
    2 points
  9. Todays plans. I am going to smash up an old bedroom unit. Fit some shelves in a cupboard. Cook something nice for dinner. Edit. I put a tenner in the fund. I would do it again. Don't let the buggers grind you down Grimbo. Miko
    2 points
  10. The Pretenders - Night In My Veins
    2 points
  11. Simon Dupree And The Big Sound : Kites
    2 points
  12. Homophobes, violent pensioners, hamster torturers, flash mac wearers, RE teachers...............what a truly disgusting, vile mob this lot really are. It will be a lot safer/cleaner in here when they finally get booted out. IMO. Thank you.
    2 points
  13. It does certainly feel like the club are at a bit of a crossroads. We were extremely unfortunate that the period in which we had one of our strongest squads of all time coincided with us sharing a division with Hearts, Hibs and Rangers. Whilst a lot of clubs were probably happy just to tread water until the playing field was more level, we continued our upward trajectory and ended up "best of the rest", an admirable achievement. As tends to happen, our achievements didn't go unnoticed and instead of building on that success, we found ourselves having to completely rebuild almost from scratch. A year later and we're not much further forward. Hilarious though their struggles were, the fact it took Rangers two attempts to get out of this division, and Hibs still find themselves here hasn't helped our cause. Falkirk look like a Premiership side in all but name. Raith are going through a similar period of success to us. St Mirren have spent more time in recent years in the top division than the Championship and will be in better shape this year than last. Morton have a rich backer keeping them afloat even if his decision making has probably caused more issues than it has fixed. And Dunfermline are finally back at a level more fitting of their stature. It is only the part-time status of Ayr and Dumbarton that give cause for confidence that we should be finishing above them. In a very short time we have gone from "best of the rest" to almost bottom of the pile. Our crowds are terrible, and I can't think of much more the board can do to try and address this. People aren't interested, with a depressing number of them viewing Scottish football as a joke, and Queens held in even less regard. Our media don't help with this. Irritating though it is, you have to respect the English media for marketing West Brom vs Stoke as the greatest thing of all time, whilst our lot just talk it down all the time, aside from a certain fixture that's returning next year to everyone's delight. When Hewitson became Chairman he quickly took on lots of off-field ventures, presumably to try and bridge the gap with the teams with higher incomes. This years concert aside I think these have been a success, but it hasn't been reflected in the playing staff. You get the feeling the board would happily settle for another 7th place finish now, and it's hard to argue given the teams in the division. Realism is fine, but it's not going to entice people through the gate. Of course we tried the alternative of throwing silly money about under Davie Rae, and I don't think the bubble was even fully inflated before it burst. Living within our means is the only option, but it's a slow and tedious process. Surely the only way of progressing the club is to have some sort of long term plan. One year contracts and sacking managers on a whim doesn't fulfill that criteria if you ask me. Surely mainstays such as Higgins, Dowie, Lyle (the likes of Burns and McKenna in the past) should have been given longer contracts. Not only to ensure we keep hold of our better players, but also to reward them for their services and to encourage loyalty. If you can keep the same spine then all you need to do is supplement it every summer rather than making wholesale changes. I suppose you could argue the three players I have highlighted are all staying anyway, but I'd like to see more added to that list. I'm maybe worrying over nothing and the board have it under control. I'm certainly happy enough overall with the way they are running the club. I just feel that without the signs of a long term vision existing supporters are going to grow disillusioned, and new supporters will be non-existent. We're a well established club at this level now, yet I don't feel like we are any closer to going up than when we first joined the division. If we aren't aspiring to try and do that, what's the point?
    2 points
  14. Our defence has been a shambles all season. The manager has to learn from this seasons mistakes! The Cup Final was embarrassing and the manager had no response to Hibs targeting Tavernier. Middle of the park is fine and having Forrester fit and ready to go will be a huge boost. He and McKay could be stars in this league Still not convinced Waghorn is good enough to be our out and out forward. Miller will be a year older. I would love us to sign Rodgers from Aberdeen. He was outstanding every time I saw him for Falkirk. I have a feeling though that the manager actually rates Foderingham and any Keeper he bring in will be backup As far as away fans go. Could not care less. As long as we drastically the Celtic allocation and give them the corner and no more
    1 point
  15. England team should be worried about Ramsay Bolton coming off the bench, wouldn't be so friendly after that.
    1 point
  16. He's absolutely the con man - paints himself as the outsider standing up to the establishment when he is the very embodiment of establishment.It's even more embarrassing when he does his rooting for the little man speech in the Donald J Trump ballroom in the Trump National Doral, Miami. He a self-agrandising loudmouth fantasist.
    1 point
  17. Stepps?? What a tragedy.
    1 point
  18. Used to go out with a girl from Stepps. Could've been me!
    1 point
  19. I believe there are many ways Dundee can improve as a team over the summer. As a Dundee fan I understand there has been lots of controversy regarding last season, as we finished in the bottom six and we did not get the "cup run" that was anticipated by Paul Hartley at the start of the season. However it's easy to forget that it was only our second season back in the top flight of scottish football, and if someone had told me at the beginning of our first season, that we were going to be top six in our first season, and finish bottom six the next, and then to relegate United in the process! I would never have believed it. In my opinion, due to Dundee overachieving in the first season, they may have set the bar too high, and thus leaving many fans hopeful, yet disappointed when they finished eighth overall. We are now however expecting great things from the club in the future, due to some new faces on the pitch. Next season we are anticipating a much more challenging league as we play one of the largest teams in scotland. We have already signed James Vincent and Danny Williams from Inverness and also Yordi Teijsse from Quick Boys in Holland. These players look to be promising, and what more, they are very affordable members too, considering Vincent's performance in the Scottish cup final in 2015. It is now almost certain that Paul McGinn is departing after his storm down the tunnel during the lap of honour in the final home game and his lack of interest to stay at the club, therefore Dundee have had a decision to make in the right back department, they could place their faith in young Cammy Kerr, who stood in admirably when McGinn was injured, and bring another right back through from the youth academy, or they could sign someone else with young Cammy as back-up. If we are going for the latter option then we will need a right back that is experienced enough to add stability to the defence, possesses a good amount of pace and is a good reader of the game. What is more uncertain about this transfer window is whether one of our star men Greg Stewart is going to be staying around or not, he has already knocked back a contract extension that would have made him the highest paid player at the club, so whether he is keen to stay is yet to be known. However as it stands, Stewart is free to talk to new clubs in January next year, if he doesn't sign a new deal and doesn't leave in the summer. Plenty of clubs have shown their interest in Stewart and I believe bid of around £400/500k will possibly be enough to seal the deal elsewhere for him - That's my opinion, and there are many that will not agree with me - Many fans infact believe that we should be commanding a higher fee for arguably one of the best players in the country at present. With Stewart's contract expiring next summer I think the wise choice would be to cash in on him now rather than keeping him for one more season, and invest the money on other right wing targets with similar attributes. Kane Hemmings is another member of the squad that has been associated with a move away from Dens Park, but I can't see this move happening. He is contracted to the summer of 2018 and also seems to be enjoying life at the club. However every player has their price and if a club comes in with a bid close to the one million mark it may be enough for Dundee to accept. The final point to improve Dundee over the summer concerns Paul Hartley. Now, don't misunderstand, I believe Hartley has done a tremendous job since he has been appointed for us and from what I can see, with the team under his management we can get an excellent result, even if it's against all odds, but then we will lose to a team much lower in the table than us. Its this inconsistency that has been the difference to us finishing in the bottom six last season rather than the the top six. For example, we hard fought an outstanding draw against Celtic at home, putting us in a great position to finish in the top half of the table and then three days later, we lose against Hamilton and our only chance of finishing in the top six narrowly escapes us. This inconsistency must be improved on over the summer, if we hope to be successful next season.
    1 point
  20. In your heart of hearts, do you not have a wee moral twinge about this? Your club/company suspected that their use of side letters might be contentious so, to prevent the tax man getting wind of things, you elected not to tell the football authorities either, deliberately breaking their rules. According to the LNS commission, they couldn't backdate ineligibility, so they let results stand with a wee slap on the wrist fine that was never going to be paid. If the side-letters had come to light at the time, any impacted player would have been ineligible and all results voided. LNS may have decided there's a statute of limitations for imposing punishments but that doesn't mean the offence didn't take place.
    1 point
  21. Lol, I used to think that was one of those automatic signatures he had at the bottom of his posts, but he actually types it ! Lol. ðŸ˜
    1 point
  22. Given the current sensitivities it's probably just as well that the Frankie Howerd vehicle "Up Mohammed (peace be upon him)" never got past pre-production,
    1 point
  23. Fair enough, thanks for that. Of course, Queens never offer two year contracts so it cant be true. Bit odd he turned down what would, presumably, be a lot more money at Plymouth. Maybe didnt fancy the move I suppose
    1 point
  24. Alice Cooper - School's Out
    1 point
  25. Just bumped into the award winning manager of the year, Sir Ian McCall, at the Queen Margaret Drive street party. He was looking well. Not smug in any way, eh, pars fans
    1 point
  26. That will be why Kilmarnock played 5 Scottish players under the age of 23 in an actual relegation play off. What is it about Scotland games that attract such moronic views?
    1 point
  27. We don't all have the time to go back and delete posts.Your comprehension is absolutely dreadful as well.
    1 point
  28. Sunday morning up with the lark, Dundee Utd went down at Dens Park, Hey, hey, hey it's a beautiful day, Hi, hi, hi get tae f**k Sunday, This is my, my, my beautiful day, When you say, say, say that you love me, Oh my, my, my it's the get tae f**k day. RIP Doondee Utd Thank you Craig Wighton 93 x 👇👇👇💪
    1 point
  29. Bee-bee-bee-beep......lower case "I" Bee-bee-bee-beep......poor attempt at hiding a dig at another club Bee-bee-bee-beep......kidding on he didn't want to upset anyone Bee-bee-bee-beep......getting folks back up My spidey senses are telling me who this is. Anyone else see it?
    1 point
  30. They know they have no place to hide when it comes to the CHEATING accusations, and with fairly administered (bizarre concept, I know) actions by Scottish Football's ruling authorities, they should have been STRIPPED of all honours won during the DOS / EBT cheating years. The contortions that we witnessed for them to actually retain those tainted titles ( really tainted!) are a shame on Scottish society, and that such a thing is tolerated - pretty much for a 'keep our windows intact' peace and security scenario is a disgrace. That's why Tedi, Bennett, The_Kincardine and their lesser munchkins always play the man rather than try to debate the facts as to why they should NOT have the titles removed... Aye Bennett - facts are kind of 'dull'. Much better with a bit of exciting 'same club / 54 titles and counting' fiction ETA - LNS name change by deed poll to Stoogey McStoodgeface
    1 point
  31. Fairport Convention : No Man's Land
    1 point
  32. The Four Seasons - December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)
    1 point
  33. Game over, beat 3-0 with a half arsed squad who are away on their holidays by one of the best teams in the world, away, who will be hosting the euros, starting next week. Disgrace IMO
    1 point
  34. Depends what you mean by success. Getting out of the bottom District League would be great for clubs stuck in the Central League. Not getting relegated is another. For instance getting a semi final for the Ants is massive. Hardly be the same for a Pollok. Pollok are a game away from a third final this season. Pollok is a strange one in the Glasgow area that has seen its South Side catchment area grow over the years. The rest of Glasgow has seen it local population collapse. Staying afloat for a lot of clubs is success. Bringing in new fans is success. A new committee with ideas and luck could bring success. The wrong committee could kill a club. Kinda helps if you have serious financial backers not looking for anything in return. More you win hopefully the more the money comes in. That team on the park is number one priority for any Junior club.
    1 point
  35. Slung a score on Giroud FGS. #FreeMoney
    1 point
  36. The Byrds - I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
    1 point
  37. That's lovely that you are there for your mam. We just cremated my uncle on Thursday. Not wanting to top trump you mate but that's my 2nd uncle that's passed this year. With only 3 of them left me mam is the eldest. You've just got to be strong as you can for your family. It brings our own mortality into focus too, you've got to remember the happy times with your aunty. My uncle was always laughing & making folk laugh, I turned up at me Mam's on Wednesday afternoon with my funeral suit & she asked me where's my checked shirt? Apparently she'd told me that all the blokes are to wear a checked shirt, ny uncle always wore them. I drove down to the tesco's & managed to get a checked shirt but when I got back to me Mam's house they'd left the security tag on, I could have driven back down to get them to remove it but I thought no, Uncle Tom would have pished his sides if he knew I'd turned up at his funeral wearing a security tag. I took me mam shopping yesterday at tesco so have got it removed now, but I've still got 1 more happy memory of my uncle now. The people who helped shape us are no longer here but we go on until it's our time. Enjoy your life the way your aunty would have wanted you to & don't forget to tell your mam you love her. Grimbo
    1 point
  38. I think we all know who the mini Sevco are m9. Saints pumped them at Ibrox while Dundee bent over and happily received the Govan boaby then thanked them for it. That was the minter imo.
    1 point
  39. Aye right you are. I'd like to see sheep, dugs and antelope trying to build the Queensferry Crossing.
    1 point
  40. No, feelings dictate that. Gorillas are no more or less special than any other of the millions of species that have inhabited the earth and perished via survival of the fittest. I assume you don't cry yourself to sleep over those species, nor the species that died out in order for gorillas to exist in their habitat?
    1 point
  41. Much as I think this whole affair has been blown out of all proportion out of sour grapes, to suggest that Celtic hooligans blew £25 each in the hope that Hibs would win and they would therefore get an excuse to invade the pitch and harass the retreating Rangers players like it was the relief of Helm's Deep is an absurdity worthy of Traynor himself.
    1 point
  42. Are you blind? He said, "Kilmarnock bring anyone targets shortlist players at summer 2016 for Clark plan bring summer?"
    1 point
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