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  1. Oh no. Poor London landlords.
    19 points
  2. Sorry am I supposed to be in some way grateful for the idea of Hampden being not even a quarter full in two months time?
    18 points
  3. This isn’t quite the win you think it is. There probably should be more tears and snotters after this. 25% capacity in over two months time with numbers as they currently are now is frankly ludicrous.
    17 points
  4. Just googled and apparently it's on average three a year, but Devi says no more playing Mario Kart until we've got that down to zero because "we just don't know".
    16 points
  5. That'll be Hamilton Accies already covered then.
    12 points
  6. In the unlikely event my ticket doesn't get cancelled then I look forward to wandering around Glasgow city centre in the hours before kick off with a bumbag, a map and a camera round my neck asking depressed looking people wearing glengarries outside pubs how to get to Scotland Park.
    12 points
  7. Clubs that are successful more often than are united. From the owner down through the Board, to staff, to the manager, players and supporters everyone can see the direction a club is going and buy into it. Our club won’t get that alinement until the change that started with Rawlins is completed. Those who have been around for 20plus years and still own a large chunk of the club have to realise the damage they are still doing. If they cared about the club they would recognise that. Let’s not forget they have appointed the Chairman who in turn have built his own BOD. He is their man so he has to go too. So until this change happens IMO this club will continue to under achieve. It will continue to make bad decisions and will lose supporters who are angry and disillusioned. On the face of it Rawlins investment was great but if doesn’t solve anything until competent day to day management is put in place and the control some still have is cleared out. Sadly I fear that won’t happen. So we will continue to under achieve and the divide and mistrust of the support of the Board and owners won’t go away. The one hope left is when Rawlins gets here then he will see it for himself and listen to a broader church who will give him a clearer view of the whole picture not just that of a few who are detached from the reality of the situation. I like thousands of others love this football club. The last 10-11 years have been painful (one or two highs aside) as I have watched the gradual decline. We have seen so many failed attempts to turn it around yet still the same people are involved in calling the shots. They will tell you they are fans, they will tell you they love the club. If they did IMO they would step aside by selling the bulk of their shares and admit their time is over.
    12 points
  8. You see, this is where it all falls down. I’ve specialised in my field (VAT - not the most interesting) for 25 years. I give advice to clients, and sometimes they google something (normally because I’ve told them something they didn’t want to hear) and present it to me with a flourish. Without fail, it has been wrong, or they have misunderstood what they have read. I love it, as it gives me the chance to explain in painfully small (but expensive) steps, just why they were wrong. Google doesn’t make you an expert. Everything is there. Sometimes, however, you need to either have some experience, or read around the easy answer you’ve found. Now this is just VAT - the easiest of the taxes (as my corporate tax colleagues tell me). Virology or epidemiology? I think they might be a wee bit more complicated. However, if you think “5 minutes on google” makes you an expert, launch in.
    12 points
  9. It must have been real annoying to spend all day fishing for Burnie and not getting the desired reaction.
    11 points
  10. If McCracken had have been a bit more streetwise about when to play football and when to shithouse it, we would probably all have Scottish Cup 2015 winner tattoos
    11 points
  11. From active boardroom members through to managers through to players......the whole thing is a rudderless mess. Our Chairman is great at indignant statements, and that’s about it. The MSG recruit the board, the board recruit the managers, the managers recruit the players, and not one single step of that process is fit for purpose. Gary Holt needs to direct whatever it is he is doing away from the peripheral stuff and get locked into fixing things on the park now. Christ, it all started unraveling the last time we played Airdrie, and here we are again, nothing improved, nothing changed. As pointed out elsewhere, we are currently the worst run club in the country. The whole structure needs dismantled, but outside looking in, it seems we are too small a fish for Phil Rawlins, and we have got his missus who seems to be thoroughly impressed by our dysfunctional club structure. Christ, what a mess. Just when you thought we’d bottomed out, they start handing out the shovels to take us a wee bit deeper into the shit. Thing is, it’s the same self important eejits that will continue to make the calls. We are a long way from turning this around because they don’t want a competent manager, they just want someone that won’t rock the boat.
    11 points
  12. Given the risk of DVT from a flight is higher than a clot from the AZ Vaccine, this is a moot point.
    10 points
  13. 12,000 outdoors in the summer in two months time at a stadium built for 50,000+ is shite.
    10 points
  14. Sadly, 'up to 25% capacity' at Hampden is tragic and will feel like a League Cup semi-final. In reality, there's no reason for it not to be packed to the rafters. Them allowing a token gesture in, masked and spaced out, is only because it would have been a disastrous look for the Scottish Government if they didn't acquiesce to UEFA forcing their hand on the matter.
    10 points
  15. Oh ya fucker. A post defending George Craig. It was that fucking charlatan that started the rot for us and his complete incompetence and mismanagement. What’s next is some c**t going to come along and defend that odious little p***k Lex Miller?
    10 points
  16. They should maybe have travelled to the UEFA website and bought some tickets from there.
    10 points
  17. A reply!!!
    9 points
  18. The great thing of a pyramid is that all clubs can eventually find their natural level. Some new clubs might shine and quickly rise through the ranks. Others might end up at the bottom of the pyramid, drop down to the amateurs or even go out of business entirely. In the pyramid there can be natural selection. All this stuff about "diluting the semi-pro game" is just rubbish. Fair enough if new clubs try, some will succeed and some will undoubtedly fail. That's football.
    9 points
  19. It’s a medicine that I invented. We prescribe it to conspiracy theorists.
    8 points
  20. Correct on both counts, and with good reason. Will pretend the rest of your post didn't happen.
    8 points
  21. Nobody needs to be thanking anyone TBH. What is missing is a bit of mutual respect for the different challenges all ages groups have had to endure over the last year. Careers have been ruined, lives have been lost, social lives have been destroyed, businesses have been lost, people have lost their houses, marriages have ended, relationships have broken down, mental health has been decimated, exams have been cancelled resulting in places lost at unversity, university life has essentially stopped. This last year has been a total shitshow and all age groups have been affected in different ways. Those twitter responses are why I don't use the tool. Old people having a go at the young, young people having a go at the old. It seems that absolutely nothing has changed.
    8 points
  22. People like the arseholes in that reply dont understand how important these late adolescent things are, forming relationships, growing up, travelling all massively impact on development and the foosty gammons arent happy because they’ve had their experiences so f**k everyone else.
    8 points
  23. Yep, the whole point of lockdown is to stop the NHS from bursting. The vaccine will prevent that. This whole 'we don't know' and 'we need to be cautious' is basically the SG admitting they don't trust the vaccine. Fucking wild.
    8 points
  24. Can people please stop this deluded attitude of “when we scrap over the line”. On what evidence are we going to scrap over the line? We’ve had 7 point leads, we’ve had 6 point leads and we’ve chucked it. We have no style, we can’t pass, we start games at walking pace. When Cove beat us, which they will because Hartley isn’t a total fruitloop, we’ll be dead even. Since Airdrie last beat us in December we’ve taken 8 points from a possible 21. Our home form this season is nothing short of pathetic in the third tier of Scottish football. So please stop the patronising BS because you are part of the problem. Maybe you like fannying about in League 1 but I certainly don’t and considering how long and sometimes how far we’ve been at the top we’re going to be the laughing stock once again when we blow it.
    8 points
  25. If a youth team, let's say from Strathaven but it could be anywhere, has an U-18s team, an U-16s team, maybe three or four teams as you go down the age groups and wee mini 7-a-side leagues for young kids as well all under the name of "Strathaven Santos" then there at least 100 kids involved in that set up. Plus at least that number of parents/guardians/uncles/cousins/grannies who are helping out or even just showing up for encouragement. That's 200 folk involved with a club that is giving something back to its local community. Why is that any more or less a part of a community than a junior club with 30 folk turning up every fortnight to watch 22 players, none of whom come from the town the club represents? Some clubs rely on the income from their clubhouse or other non-football related income. Why is that any different to basing their survival and income on grants or subsidies from parents? Maybe Bonnyton or St Cadocs will never make three figures of home fans for their regular matches but, even if they don't, they're serving their communities and offering a chance for young players to progress to the professional game. Why would anyone want to knock it? Boomer pish
    8 points
  26. No worries mate. That's some of the best written English I have ever seen for someone from Greenock.
    8 points
  27. A set of very good infographics here, summarising why the advice was to pause AZ in under 30 age group. Still important note that the risk is being compared between serious side-effect of the vaccine and risk of ICU admission. It doesn't include risk of things like severe Covid not requiring ICU admission and long-term complications of Covid.
    7 points
  28. Admitting you know how a team likes to play but not doing a thing about it is always good to listen too.
    7 points
  29. Chances of being struck down by this is about the same as being struck by lightning. "ThAt'S nOt HeLpFuL tO tHe 4 iN oNe MiLlIoN"
    7 points
  30. Turning your wifi off at the wall before bed is the behaviour of a boomer who is still suspicious of it escaping out the walls and adding to the bill
    7 points
  31. You're a clown. Of course we should be steam-rollering the majority of the teams in this league. No matter what your partner might tell you to make you feel better about yourself, size matters. We are a full-time club with a larger budget than almost everyone in the league (not sure about Partick tbf) and are playing against an assorted bunch of part-timers most weeks. It's just the way it is, to Old Firm fans we're a diddy team that should cause no concern..... For us the likes of Dumbarton, Clyde, Peterhead, East Fife, Montrose and Forfar should be considered a locked-in 3 points pretty much every game. The only reason they're not is because of the mismanagement from board level all the way down. I hate all this crap about 'well we are where we are and there's no easy games'. If there was a scintilla of competence within that club we wouldn't be in the third tier in the first place and we certainly wouldn't be a few bad results away from mid table mediocrity after 15 games.
    7 points
  32. Who can predict what will happen in 20 years? In the early 70s I used to go to watch friends who played in the EOS for Spartans and Edinburgh Uni. Sometimes I was the only spectator there, apart from relatives, so no "identifiable community". Meanwhile, Rangers were getting crowds of 30,000+ Half a century later, Spartans and Uni are still going strong. Whatever happened to Rangers?
    7 points
  33. To look at clubs collecting wee toys and easter eggs for kids in some of the poorest parts of the country and sneer at it is the hallmark of a complete roaster. Clubs are at the heart of their communities, sometimes they are forgotten by the community when buses flood out to the bigot brothers etc but the clubs always step up and do their bit. Its right that the wosl shows just how important these teams are, they’re the identity and lifeblood of these places.
    7 points
  34. Part of the blame must also go to Aberdeen for voting against loosening the stranglehold the old firm has in voting rights. It makes any sensible change almost impossible to achieve.
    7 points
  35. If their arse collapses on Friday against Alloa who knows (and it just might), win that and they’re home and hosed. Personally I’m just happy at the 5 point gap to Dunfermline.
    6 points
  36. What I'd give for Moore to be playing just now. Not everyones favourite but he never hides and give his all.
    6 points
  37. Dunne feels like a player from a different era, when men were men and we kicked and elbowed everything that moved and not a single f**k was given.
    6 points
  38. It's been announced that if you fall into this group you are to be shot. By the next dose of vaccine when available, as per original schedule.
    6 points
  39. A known side effect is Tinn(foil)itus
    6 points
  40. Right, new rule. If you take any of my pieces you get yer c**t kicked in.
    6 points
  41. Yeah, this thread has gone a bit silly season with speculation being reported as fact a couple of pages later - we've already had half of Argyllshire joining up based on somebody saying they fancied a day trip to Oban, and now we've got folk getting annoyed at applications chances are haven't even been made. I suppose it's symptomatic of so little going on at the moment that these things grow arms and legs...I'd be content to let the league do their job and weed out the chancers.
    6 points
  42. Utter nonsense. When a public health pronouncement/model (to take the most recent examples) make claims that are either a) based on incomplete and partial accounts of the impact of their pet policies or b) run contrary to the available real-time data then you can in fact 'interpret' them as being 'utter bollocks'. Under category a) you can file safely 99.9% of Sridhar's shrieking, and under b) the laughable 'third wave' models. Which let's not forget just last month before the roadmap was unveiled were predicting a larger summer wave of hospitalitisations than in January. That the models are now gradually shifting their own set of goalposts towards the grass pitch from the North Sea in which they belonged a few weeks ago does nothing to suggest that their current forecasts will be accurate either. Meanwhile, you do not need prior training in anything other than critical thinking skills (preferably from school but further/higher education usually has to do all the heavy lifting on that front) to observe that restrictions that prevent 7 people from meeting outdoors in Orkney but allow 50 God botherers to congregate in any indoor temple of their choice anywhere in the country represent an irrational failure of public policy. Public health officials make statements in the public domain with the arguments and supporting evidence that they wish to use to support their case. When those claims do not stand up to scrutiny, they do not get to hide behind their expertise but rather provide better arguments and more convincing evidence. If they don't like that dynamic then they're in entirely the wrong occupation.
    6 points
  43. There is a better way to solve this. Let 50,000 fans in and let’s all have a fantastic Summer.
    6 points
  44. Congratulations to everyone who got promoted last season and commiserations to all those who were relegated. Unfortunately / fortunately, it doesn't matter a f**k because it's a MEGALEAGUE!! Everyone in one massive league. It's a bit like the NFL draft, except I don't really know what is. Men of the cloth like me are notoriously lazy. We only work for an hour on Sundays for God's sake. Therefore, rather than have to dick about with play-offs at the end of the week, it's a two-week league. Also known as a SUPERLEAGUE!! But wait. There's more. This will probably go down like a cup of cold sick with some of you, but for the first time ever, we're including Saturday's AND Sunday's quiz in the league, hereafter known as a HYPERLEAGUE. That's right. You'll need to do both days' quizzes at the weekend (or just do them all in one go on Monday). Put them all together and you've got a SUPERMEGAHYPERLEAGUE. Which reminds me of me and @Silky Si McFly's pub quiz name, The Hemi-Demi-Semi-Quavers. Back when pubs were a thing. The beauty of a SUPERMEGAHYPERLEAGUE is SlipperyP will be back a week on Sunday to sort out the mess I've undoubtedly created. All those trophies look great but I honestly don't know what any of them mean so all trophies are on hold for a couple of weeks. Also, I've been a bit out the loop with the league, but how the hell does Slippery know who's had the jag?! Does he have access to everyone's medical records?
    6 points
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