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  1. Piracy - the tale of one incomplete mind
    17 points
  2. 56 days until the new season starts, the length of our current unbeaten run.
    16 points
  3. This thread is that bad I'm just waiting on tazz saying his son got access to his computer when he was sleeping..... Sent from my SM-G930F using Pie and Bovril mobile app
    14 points
  4. An interesting statistic: Hartley's average points per game, for 2018, is about 1.73. The same as Livingston for the entire season and that's with a half a team, hastily thrown together before/during the transfer window. Trying to keep my feet on the ground but any improvement on this will win the league.
    9 points
  5. Well it’s a year to the day since I started this thread and I don’t think anyone could have foreseen then where we are at today, the pace of change has been incredible. Two old Junior clubs played a final today and it was the last kick either will have in Junior football. I got it wrong with regards to trickle although it looked that way right upto March, but in the end it turned into a flood in the East, we’ve been washed away with clubs keen to make the jump to the EoS/Pyramid and the Junior game is effectively finished in the traditional East Region area. The EoS clung to life when it looked very bleak a few seasons back, the Pyramid concept was looking like a busted flush with clubs leaving to join the Juniors, I called it as such in 2015. How wrong I was and credit to the EoS for sticking with it and continuing to promote the benefits of joining the Pyramid and SFA Licencing. The message began to hit home as the inept leadership of the SJFA and its Regions continued and Kelty said they had had enough. As predicted, the SJFA stuck it’s head in the sand at last years AGM and it is still in there as the East disintegrates with the West certain to follow suit in 2019/20 (or maybe before?), there was no honest and open discussion with members just a fairly ham-fisted survey which hardly inspired confidence and in reality was done through gritted teeth. Their Pyramid meeting (in the East at least) turned into another slag fest towards the EoS, cue more clubs leaving, including those of the ERJFA President and former President. The mismanagement of the game since the LL was first mooted has eventually come home to roost. So I ask again, what is the future of the Junior game? It’s as bleak as that of the EoSFL in 2015, however this time the SJFA have nothing to offer to turn it round. It’s finished as the major semi-pro non-league body in Scotland. Tom Johnston should do the right thing and stand down. It needs to react now to the inevitable and come up with a strategy to look after those members who want to remain where they are, perhaps even look at some form of merger with the SAFA and run the game at lower – more local – levels. There is still very much a place in the game for these clubs and maybe eventually a link to the Pyramid at tier 8 or 9 level, many clubs at the lower Junior level who are effectively amateur anyway. Do away with a full time Secretary, dispose of its office at Hampden, and put up the SJFA funds into improving the facilities of remaining members so that one day they may be able to become Licenced themselves. In these fast changing times, the next 12 months is a long long way away, but the wind of change has blown away the cobwebs.
    8 points
  6. I've got a hunch it's because he collects match balls.
    7 points
  7. 7 points
  8. https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/sport/football/scottish-league-1/667451/fiercely-ambitious-dick-campbell-insists-he-will-still-be-in-the-dug-out-for-years-to-come/ very good interview with Dick from the courier. Described his pitch invasion at Ayr as a “natural enthusiasm for the game of football”
    7 points
  9. By popular demand (although it should probably be on a 2019-20 thread!), and based on no particular template other than the five stripes on the front of the classic old shirt, hopefully these could be put to Errea, or whoever deals with the shirt design side of things, for early consideration as an anniversary top... or three
    6 points
  10. Same number of leagues games as last year and this year's league season ended on 12th May. Postponements will likely be helped by the fact that LTHV and Tynecastle are no longer sharing Saughton. All you're adding on to last year is the additional Championship rounds for the conference winners. There's at most going to be 2 extra rounds to any of the cup competitions, some cups will likely only have the one as they already contained more than one league so may have exceeded 32 entrants. Will the EoS be scrambling around like the West Juniors trying to get games finished well into June, will they f*ck.
    6 points
  11. This is one of those rare occasions Bennett, when you do actually need to put in a letter 'h'.
    6 points
  12. Perhaps thats because thats hyperbole from a youtube documentary posted on a football forum by a bigoted fuckwit whos sole reason for being involved in tbis thread is his genuine belief that women should be subjugated by men?
    6 points
  13. 6 points
  14. You could be right with the two centrehalfs the pars have signed. Bottom half is definitely a possibility if thats the standard of player your after.
    6 points
  15. Drifter is already my favourite Cowdenbeath fan. Let’s all get behind the movement for a striped top.
    5 points
  16. Darian Mackinnon has physically stabbed someone but has been more than capable at playing at this level. He done his time, paid his price and has learned to get his anger out on the pitch where he'll have something to show for it. Was our best player in the 2016/2017 season. Second chances... yes they should exist.
    5 points
  17. Batman and the Penguin fucking hate each other, if that's any help. Although Batman and Robin seem to get on ok.
    5 points
  18. Where you been mate. Been worried. Give me two rings x
    5 points
  19. I'm not one who calls you a fantasist, but that is a complete lie.
    5 points
  20. I thought I'd stumbled in to the abortion thread.
    5 points
  21. Let's get quizzical. Despite much forelock tugging (© @Beyemystic c. 2010), Tynieness has managed to cling on to the top position in the Premiership. He may not be well liked, but dang it, he knows his onions. The DA scoops 2nd on QD so well done to him. A well-rounded well-liked member of the forum - a likely candidate to usurp Tynieness in the upcoming Mod Elections. Aidan's brainfart on the last day sees him relegated along with Alang1993. AFJ is in the play-offs, again on QD. Salvo's guessathon at the 11th hour sees him achieve his first ever silver medal and promotion to the top shop, much to the chagrin of DublinMagyar. The_Kincardine is in the play-offs. At the arse end, ArmadaleKillie well and truly shat the bed. I'm tempted to rescind one of his bronze medals for that performance. Jesus. (just kidding AK, we all have our off weeks). Ross and his wanky full stop is down ... and Blackislekillie is in the play-offs, thanks to a barnstorming performance from M. Richelieu and his intricate knowledge of Australian attorneys general. And in the Beazer league ... gkneil has 3 bronze medals to tell his wife and girlfriend about. Germanjag narrowly misses out on his first ever gong, but he can take solace in promotion to the middle league. DYL's fine nine on Thursday gets him into the play-off. So it's over to the quiz thread's Archie MacPherson, aka @SlipperyP .. who will sort the men out from the boys.
    5 points
  22. The big cans always remind me of one of my favourite summers in 1993. Going to the shop and getting a big can of Irn Bru (33% Extra!) and a few packets of WWF Summerslam 93 trading cards with the bubblegum. Dug shite for goal posts and the only paedophiles you had to worry about were killer clowns. It was a better time.
    5 points
  23. A double promotion last season and a full time gig secured for next season. Compare that to a relegation and a season in League 1. The best thing he ever done was leave us.
    5 points
  24. Congratulations on managing to talk utter pish in each and every one of your paragraphs.
    5 points
  25. After posting this a couple of months ago, sadly Poppy took ill and was put to sleep today. My sister got her at 7 weeks old while at Teesside uni, and my mum has been looking after her since she graduated and moved away. This is the first pic taken of her. Will be sadly missed
    4 points
  26. Years n' years ago my older brothers once both pretended as a wind-up that I was completely invisible and were no longer able to see/hear me. I laughed it off at first and tried pushing them about so that they could feel me shoving them, calling them rude names to get a reaction etc. but they kept up the game and just said stuff to each other along the lines of "Oh hey, can you feel something? Feels like there's something pushing me right now but there's nothing there" etc. I screamed at them that I was off to tell Dad what was going on and ran off to find him - they followed, most likely fearful of a possible bollocking. I went up to my Dad and told him that they were saying they couldn't see or hear me, but (presumably with them standing behind me smirking) he cottoned on quickly and played along with it. I had a mini-breakdown/existential crisis at that point, although tbf to my Dad he very quickly stopped, calmed me down by telling me that they were all just winding me up and gave me a hug. A few years later my brothers (teenagers at this point, I was probably 9ish) both pretended to be possessed by demons while my mum and dad were away at some drinks do, which ended with me locking myself in the bathroom and trying to sleep using towels as pillows/covers until they came back and wondered what the hell was going on. That was fun.
    4 points
  27. I'm old enough to remember that Hearts didn't actually blow the 1986 league title on the last day of the season. Of course it suits the Hearts fans to believe this as it gives them the "St Mirren are to blame for our shit lives" scenario. Hearts fecked it for themselves a few days earlier when they played a league match against Clydebank (already relegated) and they struggled to win by just a single goal when they were expected to win by a bucketload. Had Hearts thumped Clydebank by the margin they were expected to it would have been absolutely impossible for Celtic to achieve the victory (and goal difference) they would have needed to overtake Hearts. But hey, as we all know, why let the facts get in the way of the truth ? Sad Hearts fans still cry that it wisnae our fault that we failed - a big boy did it and ran away !!!!
    4 points
  28. Tweedmouth will have floodlights groundsharing Shielfield Park. Bo'ness and Dunipace are having 3G and floodlights installed over the closed season. Heriot-Watt University have floodlights. They should play a derby with Selkirk.
    4 points
  29. The bookies may have wrote you off but you'd be The People's Champions. Rocking off the Ryanair flight early doors, still hawf cut, magnificent tans and enough duty free Benson and Hedges to fill the cup 30 times over.
    4 points
  30. Cole Starrs is definitely a fictitious PES Master League player.
    4 points
  31. To be fair daleboy is quite right in my opinion about the delegates. How can the man at the top table in the juniors peddling all sorts of promises/lies etc be allowed to jump ship to the eos without getting an absolute hounding. That is only the Broxburn guy. He is the worst as in the highest position. Clearly other delegates of the region and sjfa should also be never allowed near a blazer again. Footnote i am massively for the eos. Just in politics if you make a massive foopa or dodgy statements etc you are fired to the back benches. Sent from my SM-G950F using Pie and Bovril mobile app
    4 points
  32. The bus has arrived for our 1st team squad Sent from my SM-G920F using Pie and Bovril mobile app
    4 points
  33. I never said it shouldn't, all i implied was it was a one sided rivalry. East fife constantly force it as some kind of bitter hate fuelled antagonism, where as from the other side its kind of "Meh". Sent from my HUAWEI VNS-L31 using Pie and Bovril mobile app
    4 points
  34. Which is a lower level than the HL/LL/EOS/SOS leagues. I honestly couldn’t give two hoots if you weren’t entertained last night. That game was for the Meadow and Arthurlie fans and I doubt a single Meadow fan would be complaining in getting promoted after our dreadful start to this season.
    4 points
  35. Fortunately, not that many live in it.
    4 points
  36. I think you could take this a little too seriously
    4 points
  37. Definitely 3) TCK you horrible little c**t.
    4 points
  38. This really doesn’t help, a fan of a club up the pecking order calling a club further down that pecking order ‘dross’ smacks of the billy big time attitude Old Firm fans are accused of displaying - and are rightly castigated for - when being condescending to those clubs below them that they invariably also consider ‘dross’, while they themselves are considered ‘dross’ by the European powers. Morton, or whoever it may be that you support, will - wrongly - be considered dross by so many in the Scottish game, and I’ll bet it’s something you will not take kindly to.....so why should a fan of any other team accept such an insult from you? You’ve made so many good and valid points in this thread that are being tainted by insulting language that is entirely unnecessary. Can we not just argue the merits of what is evolving in the game without trying to aggrandise our own teams - or our own opinions - by belittling others perceived by our own prejudices to be less worthy? Probably not I guess, but it is, nonetheless, how we should try and progress the argument.
    4 points
  39. Soaking up the rays at Costa Del Carnoustie.
    4 points
  40. I don't know what other clubs do but we spend a lot more time engaging with primary schools and a lot less with secondary schools. It's a key age in capturing fans and I think theres a danger that many of those we get to come along as primary kids stop coming later on. I thought you'd react like that [emoji23] the phrase does conjure up ideas of cheerleaders and loud music over the tannoy but it's moved on a lot. There are a lot of articles about the importance of the fans experience and examples of clubs doing some interesting things - Google Man city's glass tunnel or Sunderlands kids clubs - even closer to home St Mirren did quite a few, fairly small, things last season, as did Dumbarton. That's what it's about, starting small and growing things. In terms of specifics, again there's too many things to list them all, but I think there's an opportunity to get players more involved in hospitality and with the Saturday club - something which is desperately under promoted. Man City also have one of coaches go up to hospitality before the game and go through the team lineup, tactics etc. Its not a game changer but it's something different and something people will remember and talk about and hopefully encourage others to come along. Don't get me wrong, I'm not suggesting there's one magic bullet or one big change that's going to have a massive impact but there are lots of little things that must be worth trying. Sent from my S8 using Pie and Bovril mobile app
    4 points
  41. It's staggering how many people with so little clue are in 1. positions of power or profile and 2. are happy to share their absolute ignorance with a wider audience.
    4 points
  42. Whatever happened to that Owusu guy who had the Livi supporters club in Ghana? Did we ever give him a trial? Hopefully he's the signing we're announcing.
    3 points
  43. If you're following these lads on Instagram or Twitter, and don't know them personally, you should be on a list. They all look about 12.
    3 points
  44. I’m amazed that people still find the poor quality of football in the lower reaches of non-league Scottish football a surprise.
    3 points
  45. Gutted. Worst experience in following Arthurlie for 30+ years. Congrats to Medda. Away to drown my sorrows.
    3 points
  46. Can't disagree with any of this really. While I'm certain that the two cup runs accounted for at least the extra point we'd have needed to come second, his general squad management was another weakness that didn't help the situation. There didn't seem to be any planning for these runs of games, with certain players staying in the team well past the point of looking completely dead on their feet; as well as the odd game with about 8 changes. I'd say the various areas of management that he didn't impress in are all things that can be learned but they're also among the most important for the manager of a potentially struggling team. If Stubbsy's homeboys don't join him again as staff, Saints could do worse than appointing an experienced old head as Assistant. Everything and everyone rattles their cage. Truly a weird bunch of people.
    3 points
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