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  1. It is with great sense of pride I wish all my fellow Bairns a very Happy New Year. We've had a tough 2017 but your P&B conduct has been magnificent. Consider yourselves the big hitters on this forum, the grandmasters of telt & I consider it an honour to associate myself with you all. Here's to a glorious, Hartley-led 2018. Badge T Witness x
    14 points
  2. It's some years since I last tabulated this, and I can't find the old thread, but comparison of attendances per head of population again shows how strongly Scottish football performs. At top division level only the Faroe Islands - where 1 in 20 attend - and Cyprus, marginally ahead of us at 1 in 50 territory, see more people through the gates on a given matchday. For the leagues overall Scotland ranks top. Looks like our media's love affair with "dwindling attendances" and "poorly performing crowd" remains a myth. Top division matchday attendances as % of population (2016-17 / 2017) 5.36% Faroe Islands 1.80% Cyprus 1.55% Scotland 1.52% Iceland 1.03% Norway 1.03% Portugal 1.01% Netherlands 0.75% Belgium 0.74% Denmark 0.74% Sweden 0.65% England 0.60% Spain 0.60% Switzerland 0.59% Montenegro 0.56% Luxembourg 0.50% Israel 0.46% Germany 0.41% Austria 0.37% Czech Rep 0.36% Italy 0.34% FYR Macedonia 0.34% Northern Ireland 0.33% Croatia 0.33% Slovenia 0.32% Bosnia-Herzegovina 0.31% Albania 0.31% France 0.28% Greece 0.27% Finland 0.26% Serbia 0.22% Slovakia 0.20% Poland 0.19% Eire 0.17% Belarus 0.16% Bulgaria 0.16% Hungary 0.14% Georgia 0.13% Kazakhstan 0.12% Turkey 0.11% Estonia 0.11% Moldova 0.10% Romania 0.09% Latvia 0.08% Azerbaijan 0.07% Lithuania 0.06% Russia 0.06% Ukraine 0.06% Wales 0.05% Armenia No figures for Andorra, Gibraltar, Kosovo, Malta, San Marino League system matchday attendances as % of population (2016-17 / 2017) 2.11% Scotland 2.07% Iceland 1.37% Norway 1.36% England 1.33% Netherlands 1.15% Portugal 1.08% Sweden 0.92% Denmark 0.92% Spain 0.89% Belgium 0.87% Switzerland 0.84% Germany 0.61% Austria 0.60% Italy 0.56% Israel 0.51% Czech Rep 0.45% France 0.44% Bosnia-Herzegovina 0.42% Slovakia 0.38% Slovenia 0.37% Croatia 0.35% Finland 0.33% Serbia 0.28% Poland 0.23% Eire 0.23% Hungary 0.21% Belarus 0.19% Bulgaria 0.19% Georgia 0.17% Estonia 0.15% Kazakhstan 0.14% Romania 0.13% Latvia 0.12% Lithuania 0.10% Russia 0.10% Ukraine 0.10% Wales
    11 points
  3. Right guys, some of you may remember that I did a big statistical review of the year in 2016. You'll all therefore be overjoyed to hear that I've written up another one for 2017. It's quite interesting (in my totally unbiased opinion) and involved me really stretching my (A at) Int.2 in Maths to the very limit. I've been seriously pernickety about checking, and double checking everything, but if you can spot any errors give me a shout! http://talesfromtherock.weebly.com/home/2017-in-numbers Happy New Year everyone. May 2018 bring a goalscorer and a slight increase to our PPG average
    10 points
  4. As much as I disagree with your view on the colour of the card, I do think not enough attention has been paid to the class that Shinnie showed after the tackle, for what was a poor (yellow card ) challenge. To get up straight away and stop Christie charging in to confront Lafferty sets a great example to younger kids, as opposed to too many hard men in Scottish football that either roll about on the ground to get someone sent off or get up all guns blazing. Was disappointed when he signed for Aberdeen as he looked a great player, looks like he's carried that on.
    9 points
  5. A club that's bagged about £7m for a fucking sell on clause. They'll probably sell Armstrong this window and Dembele looks to be going for at least £15 million. Including the champions league money that's about £45 milion at probably the very least this season and they want one of the most promising players in Scotland for half a million? They paid £4.5 million for Ntcham ffs. f**k off you filthy c***s.
    8 points
  6. On the twelfth day of Christmas Nat Wedderburn gave to me 12 Pars players on the park 11 Dives by Cardle 10 Townies lifted 9 99 dialed 8 pies for Hartley 7 Calls to the compliance officer 6 Nanoseconds spent by Jimmy Nic over jumping ship to Rangers 5 Fresh-air attempts at clearances by whichever "defender" steps in to replace Callum Morris 4 Stands completed so GIRFUY 3 Talbot face kicks 2 Red cards for Higgy And a rude song about Dean Shiels Have a happy 2nd January everyone and remember, the game is not over just because the ref has called full time xx
    8 points
  7. I feel a bit bad for Hilson as I don't think he ever looked out of place the times he did play, he just obviously never overcame the injury problems. He was worth the gamble, and he did contribute as his goal against Brechin was an important one. I hope he does well wherever he ends up.
    8 points
  8. Jamamafegan helpfully highlighting the issue Scottish clubs have trying to attract fans. Comparing St Johnstone to a club who spent over £100m this Summer is genuinely one of the most fucking stupid things I've ever seen in here. If you're only following football to see the best players in the world, you'd be aswell sitting at home watching Soccer Saturday, as St Johnstone isn't for you.
    7 points
  9. The commentary on FTV is enough to make you claw your face off. Jesus Christ, the utter cringe.
    7 points
  10. You can’t argue with science, ginger bigot.
    7 points
  11. Aye, because you've been such a cheerleader for integration in the past
    7 points
  12. Went to the sperm clinic earlier. The lady asked me if I'd like to masturbate in the cup. I said 'I'm good, but I don't think I'm ready to compete in a tournament just yet'
    7 points
  13. We can't have this thread without having some Kingsley in it. Sum boi so he is
    7 points
  14. God bless Badger and every Bairn out there. See you lads on the 2nd xxx #SirPaul
    6 points
  15. That's exactly what this country needs, young offenders qualified in martial arts.
    6 points
  16. Why did you delete your post saying you were only 12 and he was a typical Celtic fan? Revelling in child abuse yet you have the temerity to slag others. Repugnant individual. Aye this one before you weasel out of it.
    6 points
  17. So in essence you're labelling a man a bigot purely on what club he supports. Ridiculous generalisation. Even a blow up doll would reject you Mags.
    6 points
  18. I have no explanation for Draper, but the rumour is that there is pressure to punt O'Brien for disciplinary reasons. I didn't want to believe that but he hasn't started since. He will strengthen another rival, which would be typical of County's ramshackle transfer strategy. I must have had my back to you all afternoon then, I was looking out for your face but I was just across from you all along! My pal was the one who was on the end of the wind up, but took it in the good spirit it was intended. Andrew Davies has made more errors against Thistle than he has in the rest of his County career combined. Despite him struggling to remain injury-free recently, and County being pish, it's not his fault that the club are bottom of the table, because he's had a very good and near error-free season. Unfortunately, everything caught up with him horribly. He's not finished any more than he was two months ago - he just can't play seven fixtures in a month anymore, which was meant to be one of the things Davies was happy to get away from when he moved from England. Coyle hasn't had the luxury to rotate him out because McIntyre left Coyle with five senior defenders on the books. Davies clearly ought to have missed out yesterday but the manager understandably felt he was needed. I couldn't understand Coyle's strategy nor tactics yesterday, other than 'to match' Partick Thistle with the same formation. What was the point in that? I'm guessing it was a way to try to keep two strikers involved after having some success against St Johnstone. It was pointless - how many times did either forward receive the ball at his feet? I can't remember it happening, certainly in the second half. The desperate long-ball stuff is a repeated failing of Coyle's teams in the last 10 years. Seeing Routis hoof the ball when he is one of the more technically gifted players in the team was painful to watch. With Gardyne playing off Mckay and Schalk, there were players there to turn Thistle's defence. There was a wee spell in the first half where Schalk was occasionally getting into space goal-side, but on the whole the football from the rest of the team wasn't good enough to supply them. As I thought might happen, Chow and Lindsay never really got going because they were matched by similar industry - St Johnstone's tiring midfield in midweek suited them better. The team were fine enough in a nothing match until the Davies error, but as with the 1-0 on 19/12/15, Thistle were too well organised and set for the counter to lose the match after getting the opener from an error. Storey's injury was a blessing in disguise for Thistle - Fraser could competently shepherd Storey into less dangerous areas, but wasn't a match for the pace and strength that Sammon has. Thistle were going to win the game 1-0 quite comfortably, but Sammon changed the pattern of the game and his eventual goal should have been the hat-trick for a clinical striker. I'm not sure about the surprise of Sammon being able to outrun defences - he's made a career out of that! It wasn't like Grant Munro vs John Sutton. County haven't had a player like that since Jordan Slew and that kind of profile should be top of the shopping list (along with cover for Davies, a fast winger etc etc). Delighted with my Kingsley photo though.
    6 points
  19. Lads, mind that feeling you got when Tom Hateley was released? Mind that feeling you got when Danny Williams was released? Lads, remember those feelings? Well, a Falkirk fan in the Falkirk thread just said the rumour is that they are getting in aboot James Vincent. Fucking. Yasssssss.
    6 points
  20. That's like picking lethal injection over the electric chair ffs
    5 points
  21. 95 minutes left to get your entries in. I'm slightly inebriated right now so I'm updating nothing, but I've got 29 entries to input in addition to the 64 already done. That leaves us at 93. I fully expect another flurry of late entries though. Anyway, I won't be back before the bells so have a good one folks, I'll catch you on the other side (not as in the after-world hopefully, just next year I mean).
    5 points
  22. 6 hours to go until the deadline, and I've got 15 more entries to wade through right now.
    5 points
  23. I'm sure someone pointed that out when he joined. Can't quite remember who though.
    5 points
  24. I once sat amongst a group of people singing a Honey G song. I didn't condemn them for it, so it's just as bad as being a Honey G fan yourself.
    5 points
  25. 5 points
  26. Don't think there is any doubt that over the calendar year St.Mirren have been pretty fantastic. 2017, a good year to be a Buddie.
    5 points
  27. Couldn't find a link myself or take a good enough photo. Breakaway league bid stuns west junior sides Alan Robertson Junior football is set to be rocked by plans for a breakaway feeder league into the senior game. Top team Kilwinning Rangers are researching whether the new league is viable and if others follow suit junior football in the west could be devastated. Junior and amateur sides are being urged to start a new West of Scotland League by Lowland outfit BSC Glasgow. The set-up would mimic the South and East of Scotland leagues. Clubs would ender the sixth tier of the SPFL pyramid aiming for promotion to the Lowland then League Two in the seniors. BSC chairman Steven Prince, who wants to put a reserve side in the league, claimed a couple of clubs who have expressed an interest "would be the Man Uniteds of the Lowland League". Kilwinning have been asked to look into the plan by their committee, management team and supporters' club. Chairman Colin Boyd said: "In terms of the popularity vote it's come at bang the right time. We've had two home league fixtures in four months so everbody is quite upset at the moment. "The juniors aren't doing what they're supposed to be doing - we're supposed to have a fixtures until the end of March, we're not getting that. "There have been games off forever, a lot of clubs are struggling and nobody seems to be able to try and help them. "The game is just not modernising at all and although personally I don't see this as the ideal solution, we have to look at something that might involve the club in future. I don't think anybody is wanting to get rid of the juniors or the history but everybody is looking over their shoulder now." Kilbirnie Ladeside confirmed they are not interested in BSC's proposal. The dramatic move comes as junior chiefs prepare to sit down with the SFA, Lowland and Highland leagues on Thursday to discuss possible involvement of clubs in the pyramid. SJFA secretary Tom Johnston said: "The difference between ours and BSC's is we are in negotiation, in discussion, about it. It is not somebody with a shotgun picking holes in what is there just now and putting up proposals without any kudos."
    5 points
  28. Can’t wait for the seethe from both sets of fans for the vile nature of what this game will be. Families who refuse to take their kids to future games etc.
    5 points
  29. You need to watch what you're including in videos with these sneaky Dunfermline fans about.
    5 points
  30. 2017 can go and f**k itself.
    5 points
  31. I heard a rumour that we finally won a game yesterday. How’s that for a positive rumour around the club? Good way to end a miserable latter 2017!
    5 points
  32. Phil Taylor shares more DNA with crabs than you and me. There's no evidence for it, but it is scientific fact.
    5 points
  33. 5 points
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