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  1. Anyone who thinks it’s harmless fun is an absolute moron. I don’t think police should hang around in any specific areas looking for it; 1 because I don’t trust the police and 2 it can happen literally anywhere so what would be the point in that? I wouldn’t be creating a new offence for it but it should definitely come under sexual harassment. My girlfriend this deals with it all the time in Glasgow so much so that she changes what she’s wearing if she’s going to be walking anywhere alone because it makes her that uncomfortable. If the police can afford to shove hundreds of officers at Livingston vs Hibs on a Sunday afternoon in front of 5000 supporters they can spend a bit of time processing fines for weird men being total fucking creeps and making young lassies feel unsafe in the streets.
    27 points
  2. Hi all, the main commentator from WarriorsTV here, thank you for your feedback. We apologise for the issues with the camera system, it's an automatic camera that can be controlled by a person but unfortunately that person was unavailable for us tonight. I'm also sorry for saying "McGarth" instead of "McGrath" during the game, as McGarth was listed on the team sheet that I had, spotted a comment on twitter about it. All the best for the rest of the season!
    19 points
  3. I used to work on a construction site in Middlesbrough town centre where we were building a high-rise. A couple of days into the job, this stunning 10/10 lass walks past and waits at the bus stop, and I mean Ferrari chassis, fantastic set of shelves, and legs right up to her arse. Some of the lads start nudging each other and smirking, "I'd love to have a go on her" etc being banded around. This goes on for a couple of minutes until one of the guys finally wolf whistles and shouts something lewd at her. The lass tried to ignore it but you could see her shuffling uncomfortably on the bus stop seat as she pretended not to hear anything. To my dismay, it looks like the gang is only getting rowdier. This old fat fella on the site starts unzipping his trousers, whips his cock out and windmilling it while shouting "you can have a go on this any time you like love!". Meanwhile, another guy, who was overweight and used to go on about "forriners" all the time, proceeds to whip his breeks off and wave them over his head while making gorilla noises. I had had enough at this point. This wasn't right, and it looked to me that the lass was now in tears, and put her head in her hands to try and block out the sickening abuse. I loudly proclaimed "oy Nigel, Nigel, and Steve. Leave that poor lass alone." It was at this point all three cavemen rushed me at once. They couldn't even fight fair. This is where my natural instinct for fighting takes over. You could tell by the nick of these lads that they had been in plenty of bar brawls over the years, but that was all they are, bullies and brusiers who always pick on the little guy. The wolf whistler was taken care of with a single uppercut right on his beak (one of my colleagues shouted "shot fella!) at this point, the old fat fella received a roundhouse kick right in the exposed stones, and breeks, while putting up the best fight, couldn't handle the flurry of expert jabs that clocked him one right after the other. With justice served, I looked to get back to work. It's then I heard someone shout "Lad, over here!" It's the lass waiting at the bus stop, as I look at her she then wolf whistles at me and gestures for me to come over. I run over and apologise for my colleagues' behaviour and ask if she is okay. With a swish of her hair she said "It's Miller, Sienna Miller, and now I've met you big boy I'm more than okay." The rest, as they say, is history.
    17 points
  4. I have noticed that Glasgow seems to be worse for it than Edinburgh was. I’ve lived in Edinburgh for 30 odd years and it only happened once to me, I’ve only lived in Glasgow since last March and been wolf whistled at twice and had some pretty lewd remarks made by a group of builders about whether they’d have sex with me or not. I am a 42 year old woman and whilst I know I don’t look my age, I am far from a good-looking young lassie - so God knows what they get or how they cope. With regards to wolf-whistling, I don’t like like it and feel embarrassed and a bit cheap when it’s done to me so no, it’s not a compliment. Remarks are worse though, even when you think they are positive! I don’t feel complimented or happy that they find me attractive or want to have sex with me, I feel embarrassed because I have no idea where to look or how to walk so they aren’t looking at me that way. I feel a bit disgusting that a complete stranger is even thinking of me In a sexual way, and annoyed at myself for being scared of them especially when I’ve done various martial arts and self-defence stuff for years so in theory should be able to handle trouble or at least answer back. Those comments played on my mind for a few weeks afterwards and I could have reported them, I knew where they were working. What good would it do? If I told the police they’d laugh at me, it’s barely a crime. They’d get a telling off and if I walked past again, I’d be getting worse abuse for reporting them. It’s a catch-22. The only real answer is for people (and I do include men and women in this) to stop thinking that it’s funny or ok to be shouting stuff or whistling at all. If you can’t stop yourself commenting on people simply passing by you, then you’ve got problems.
    14 points
  5. Yer maw enjoys the digits firing in and somehow producing an unfathomable decibel level...
    13 points
  6. She's 19 and coming to the end of her life. I'm just feeding her whatever the f**k she likes. She's in reasonable health aswell. Auld bugger still chased a cat the other day. Mongrels just keep going. She was a stray in Majorca as a pup. She belonged to my good ladies uncle, he died and she got shipped over at aged 2 and lived with my Mrs ever since. Don't even notice she's here most of the time. Just potters about doing her own thing.
    13 points
  7. It's a form of harassment. Anyone who does it, or thinks it's in anyway excusable, is a fucking moron.
    12 points
  8. It absolutely IS a reason to stream games. You can disagree if you want, you can make the argument that it's not economically viable and that it will potentially detract from physical attendance (it may do). But the fact remains that lots of regular fans are either having to isolate for one reason or another or are still shielding or are simply not comfortable coming out into big crowds yet, perhaps for reasons of close relatives who are vulnerable. That's an extremely good argument that clubs should be providing a service to fans by streaming.
    12 points
  9. 12 points
  10. Anyone moaning about getting red dots, should be given a red dot. It’s a P&B unwritten rule.
    11 points
  11. I personally can't think of any miserable defeats Morton have had. Few 4/5 goal skelpings here and there but none that's going to live on in Scottish football fan folklore as being utterly shameful and embarrassing or anything. Such a relief.
    11 points
  12. He'll go to whoever offers him the most cash just like any other player.
    10 points
  13. There's not a lot wrong with the assessments in that above post, really. It is frustrating that we haven't been able to build at least a solid core of L1 players around Mitchell and Goodwillie over the last few seasons; DL has to shoulder a fair bit of blame for his recruitment and retentions through that period. Such a massive player turnover in the summer points quite squarely to him getting a fair bit wrong in times gone by. I'm still really unsure what our reasonably well-paid recruitment team is bringing to the table, if they're still even kicking around, and you'd imagine that a couple of fans with subscriptions to Wyscout could do a better job of identifying targets to consider voluntarily. I don't know the conditions of his departure but losing Howie and retaining Rumsby, alongside binning Bain and bringing in Mortimer, look like backwards steps at the back. Bain-Howie-Balatoni-Livingstone would be pretty reasonable, I think, since Bain appeared to be coming on to a game at the tail end of last season. If they're coached properly into a coherent system (something we haven't seen so far), then we can definitely craft a good midfield out of our pool of Cuddihy, Gomis, Kennedy and Splaine. The former is obviously our least bad option at right back presently, but it's worth remembering that he did toil at right-back upon our ascension to League 1 (when our defence was similarly fragile) and has since then performed much better as a box-to-box midfielder. For all we're stacked with forwards, plenty of them are either projects or outright filler and we are still light on pace in that area. The board complaints have been done to death, but once again all that can be said is that if someone feels there are better candidates to run the club then they should start a campaign to have them elected to the board and the current incumbents removed. Ultimately, we all know deep down that we don't have the personnel within our fan base who possess either the skills or the time and willingness to stand for election, which then makes the only other option a move away from the CIC model to private ownership (which, again, requires a ready and willing buyer). Even if a buyer was found, I don't think that's the best route to go down as a club with no tangible assets, which doesn't appear to have received a credible takeover bid in donkeys and which appears to attract the most audacious of shysters even within the 'safe' ownership structure of present. Bobby Gracey, David Douglas, Norrie Innes (to name but a few) have all found themselves with varying levels of influence at the club in the past decade and all ended up chased for various nonsenses, while we have some fans who lead the club on merry chases with false promises of hefty, no-strings-attached investment. On top of that you've even got a circle of folk who pop up in the news any time they can to discredit the club with apparent designs on taking over, without ever presenting any kind of evidence of their own competencies or vision for the future. Per the latest data I could be arsed to find quite easily, albeit with a few strings attached (from 2019/20 season, some figures may be inflated/deflated by league), we rank about 26th for attendances in Scotland. Teams below us feature Cove, Peterhead, Queen's Park, Stirling Albion and Edinburgh City, all of whom (I believe) attract varying levels of external investment in their clubs from individuals. That puts us down at 31st for customers (bottom end of L1, where we are currently). It's quite understandable why some folk, who'd likely be involved in some form of business, would look at Clyde at the moment and not want to throw cash our way and find themselves linked with some of the furore around our personnel. Additionally, you've then got to consider the fact that many other clubs actually own their grounds (and, in some cases, other properties or ventures too) and have far more available streams for organically generating revenue outwith their own stretched fanbases. We are not punching below our weight, and that long-lingering fart of an attitude should be binned immediately. This is our level, by just about every single metric, and history has absolutely no bearing on that reality. Unless we can attract serious investment from a source which will allow us to own our own ground and have a greater level of autonomy, then we're simply never going to grow into a sustainable full-time club. At the moment, even being the best part-time club in the country is miles beyond us and, while that's not the fault of the current manager (despite his imperfections), it's also not the fault of the current board (despite theirs).
    9 points
  14. Just this morning I've been called a "spineless coward" and "an abject loser", as well as a sarcy "what a life he/she/they must have". That's insignificant compared to a coloured circle signalling disagreement though seemingly!
    9 points
  15. Don’t know if it was mentioned but massive kudos to Tomi. He came up to the fans at the end for a few photos / selfies with the young fans. Top bloke!!!
    9 points
  16. Stunned that someone who made a living sniffing her own shite is a raving lunatic.
    8 points
  17. Some absolute weapon on the club's Facebook page saying they should have been following all rules and more - never visiting a pub / restaurant etc.. Swear to f**k that some folk would have everyone welded inside their fucking hoose for ever more.
    8 points
  18. If we’re keeping count that’s you just received my 271st red dot.
    8 points
  19. This was where I used to get my pie and coffee at about 2.10 pm. I know most of you guys never liked going to the ground early and stayed in the pub but I always did like to go and get in sharp to see what was what. Radio in the ear, listening to Sportsound, checking out the players warming up to see who was in/out the squad. Sipping my coffee while leaning against the stairway on the South Enclosure. My pals would shuffle in later. Was soccer heaven for me, and the game generally ruined it thereafter haha
    8 points
  20. Bought many of the "aforementioned offending articles" from here!!
    8 points
  21. I'm not really sure what your point is? Scotrail have a moral responsibility and most likely also a legal obligation to inform people of these rules, but their staff are not the police and it is not their job to enforce it.
    8 points
  22. I'd love to see your version of harsh.
    8 points
  23. I'm no expert, but I can't help but think it's because the players we are bringing in are better than the ones we are loaning out.
    8 points
  24. You know you're getting old when Dennis the menace and gnasher are all grown up.
    7 points
  25. This is all fine and well, but ultimately does absolutely nothing to address the underlying point that we need volunteers with the relevant skillsets in marketing and commercial areas. Other than that you're looking at getting in salaried employees to carry out a job with a club with a public perception of being "that one that employs a rapist". Sponsorship of a lower league football team makes very little fiscal sense to most businesses because the visibility offered is so low, so overall sponsorship deals at this level aren't worth a great deal at all. I do agree with you that the club could do better in these areas and one of the blots on the board's recent copy book from me is the removal of Ian Fitzpatrick from his post with the club. I don't know any of the ins and outs there so can't comment too much on it, but he seemed like an enthusiastic guy with good, progressive ideas and a decent handle on what works social media-wise. I think there is too much of a focus on us appearing extremely professional in our general brand at times when we're not really at a level befitting of that serious tone. Aside from in those areas, communication at the club is once again of the poor variety having been really quite good under the Innes regime, despite all the hyperbole, jargon and bluster. To expand on the above, I think it's naive to suggest that the board members don't work their balls off trying to maximise the club's revenue, even if they're not savvy or skilled enough in some regards to properly execute that. This is where, like I said, we're crying out for someone who is willing and able to step up and apply their expertise in these areas. But like I've said, the general perception of the club probably besets us to some degree in our commercial efforts and it would be expensive, and logistically tough, to source an actual employee capable of improving us in that area. I did see an interesting initiative on Berwick's twitter the other week where they were advertising for a commercial director (or similar) and offering commission to any volunteer who took up the position. Perhaps that's something worth exploring. In any case, the bread and butter of a lower league, part-time football club with a very average support base like ours is always going to be the fans and we've tried just about everything to grow it to no avail. Every club like ours is struggling in the same marketplace for commercial investment and we are not unique among them; no part-time club is ever going to transform its fortunes through the sums gained in that area anyway. The CIC model is very relevant when it comes to serious avenues of improving our fortunes to the extent of existing stably at the level you and others seem to think the club belongs at. People with money to invest who aren't fans of the club are going to want influence, and the legalities of a CIC make it very difficult for them to gain any serious level of control off the back of their investment. There is nothing to back up that many more income streams = more potential for profit and growth? There are scores of clubs in Scotland who make a very good amount of money from hiring out their pitches, stadia and facilities within. Broadwood isn't all bad, but stadium ownership for clubs like ours offers scope for control of your own destiny to an extent that rental does not. As above, the club engages very actively with the community and does very well in those regards without that translating to attendances or fans of the club. As has been established, most folk in the west of Scotland belong to one of the arse cheeks (or even bigger clubs) and Cumbernauld and its locale are no different. Despite many bold and commendable initiatives and efforts, interest in the club simply has not grown. Again, this is not a struggle unique to Clyde. The club's maximum potential at the moment, in an absolute sense, is to be part-time and at the arse end of the Championship. Dumbarton were there for half a decade through sheer overachievement and have slipped back to this level, not because of any great failures but because it was pretty much eventually an inevitability - perhaps @Jan Vojáček or some other Sons fan could pop in and outline just how much that period of huge success for them affected their core fanbase both immediately and beyond. Alloa were there through having a millionaire owner who invests substantially in the squad. Arbroath are there with a much larger fanbase than ours and as a club intrinsically tied to its hometown and which is halfway across the country from the two arse cheeks. My argument has been borne out by the fates of virtually every club around Clyde which faces many of the same issues. The simple fact is that without significant investment from benefactors, an organisational change to facilitate a rich owner (fat chance) or the ownership of our own stadium then we simply cannot reasonably expect our fortunes to change drastically from where they are right now. I'm all for critiquing the board and it is absolutely healthy to do so - just as it is healthy to critique Danny Lennon's recruitment and his signing, every season, of about five players who aren't good enough rather than running with a tighter squad and bringing in more quality. However, in your initial post you described the board as "incompetents" who have "dragged the club (to this level)". That is extremely harsh, without any remote balance and completely untrue. We are operating at almost precisely the expected level based on a variety of known factors, and despite what you seem to believe, we are not an exception to all the clubs of comparable circumstances around us who also harbour ambitions of bettering their standing. That similar clubs don't manage to flip a switch and pull clear of the pack empirically proves my overarching argument.
    7 points
  26. Imagine thinking we should tolerate harassment of women because we haven't solved violent and organised crime.
    7 points
  27. It's clearly arse hole behaviour but it's nonsense to criminalise isolated incidents. If it's stepping over the line into harassment then I'd assume there are already laws to deal with it. As much as it's tempting, I don't think we should really be criminalising arse holes.
    7 points
  28. Anyway, who had WATTOO in the "First to deflect away from the issue" sweep? *checks notes* Ah yes, everybody.
    7 points
  29. A couple from season 93-94. Drinkell scoring against St Mirren and either McCall or Cadette scoring against Stirling Albion (dependent on which game it was)
    7 points
  30. Don't even think about ignoring me. Changed hugely in the 5/6 weeks we've had her. She was mostly sable but now a lot darker and looking more like a German Shepherd. She needs to grow into those ears though.
    7 points
  31. Surely you realise that c***s like that are the extremes of the debate and are put on radio shows for this exact reason? I really don't believe that a majority of overweight people think like that. As far as I'm aware Honey Ross or this Nadia person aren't qualified to be talking about obesity and it's affect on your health, they are just overweight people who enjoy an argument. I agree that putting these folk out there isn't helpful but I still don't think we can base the argument on a couple of absolute nutjobs who are just looking for a fight. It's essentially Talksport radio for the obesity issue. In my experience I've never met anyone who is overweight and shouted about how proud they are of it. I personally know 2 people who at times have not left the house because they are afraid of what others think of their size. These have been social events that they've looked forward to for ages, yet when they go to get ready the only thing they can think is "everyone thinks I'm a fat c**t" and they talk themselves out of going, yet a lot of folk on here are of the opinion there isn't enough shame in being overweight. It's just not accurate.
    7 points
  32. It astonishes me that people who post on this football website can have absolutely no idea how the wider game of football works, in even a basic sense.
    7 points
  33. Enjoyed the game tonight. I've seen Brechin on and off as they circled the SPFL drain in the last couple of seasons. That's the hardest I've ever seen a Brechin side work. You can see immediately what Gary Wood brings to the team at centre half (presumably he'll be showing up a but further forward too once the squad fills out) and Kieran Inglis also did really well on the right of the defence. It must be odd for Paton to be reduced to the ranks as a player but you can see he's determined to make up for last season. He had a really good game in centre mid alongside the young Ukrainian, Max. Cox went off injured (think just a precaution) but what a nightmare he is for defenders when in the mood. Great touch, a low centre of gravity, tremendous work-rate and desire. Still, to my surprise, an absolute bull terrier of a forward and great to see him on a football pitch again. I think about half of Alloa's team were second stringers and they had most of the ball in the first half, clattering the bar from a free kick. I have also no idea how the ball stayed out the Brechin net midway through the first half when they looked as though the couldn't miss from inside the Brechin six yard box, but it went begging. Scott came on for the injured Cox early in the second half. Alloa had already had a warning when the young forward hit a shot scudding low past the left hand post from an angle, but they didn't heed it. A quick interchange of seemingly innocuous passes suddenly saw the young man sprinting clear between Alloa's two centre halves. He rifled a great shot from about fifteen yards out into the roof of the Alloa net. Wee Barry was apparently seething and in a bad mood even before kick off and he began to ring the changes. Unfortunately for Alloa, one of them was Connor Sammon. Sammon had two great chances- blazing over in a one on one situation and then from a similar position hitting his effort straight at Jack Wills in goal. Alloa just couldn't find a way through the Brechin defence who rode their luck a little in the last ten minuites but probably just about deserved their win. Coach Kirk had some convincing to do when he took this job but I like the way his side are developing- a determined, hard working team who pass the ball really well. You can tell a few of the boys have just met but give them a few weeks and good luck with injuries /suspensions and this team should be really strong in this season's Highland League. Brechin are still a bit light numbers wise and I guess will be looking at signing four or five more for a squad. But I think they have a lot to look forward to at Glebe Park this season. As for Alloa, I know this is a diddy cup and 60-70% of the teams see it as a series of competitive pre-season friendlies...but defeats to Cowdenbeath and Brechin aren't a great start for Barry Ferguson. He'll brush this off though and I think once he's had time to settle in and work out his best team Alloa should have a good season ahead. No one will remember this result if Alloa finish the season in the top four. They are a big, strong team just lacking a final ball and a bit of composure. Was fantastic to be back at a game - I was last at a Highland League match in the brief window of opportunity last November. Really has whetted the appetitie for tomorrow night's game against Dundee at Links Park- the first time I'll have been there since March 2020.
    7 points
  34. Guy goes into a pub with his dug. Orders a beer and says to the barman: "I've nae money but I'll show you something better. Ma dug can talk" Barman says: "Right make it talk" Boy pulls out a bit sandpaper, scrapes the dugs arse with it and says to the dug: "How's that that feel?" The dug says "Ruff" Barman says "f**k off, oot ye get" and the guy says " Naw, naw it can talk... geez another chance" So this time he says to the dug, "Yer playing golf and your baw doesn't hit the fairway, green, bunker or water, where is it?" Dug says "Ruff" Barman says "Right f**k this oot ye get, the pair of ye" and the boy says "Naw honestly, he can talk... geez wan mair chance" Boy turns to the dug and says," Right listen you... this is oor last chance or we're getting kicked outa here...World Cup in Mexico 1986...who was in goal for Scotland?" The dug says "Ruff!" Barman says " Right that's it!" and chucks the two of them oot. Boy's sitting on the pavement outside and the dug turns and says to him "Wiz it Jim Leighton?"
    6 points
  35. I don’t agree that there’s a marked decline in quality from last season’s squad to what we have at the moment. We’ve kept our best two centre-halves from last season in Fordyce and Kerr and Watson and Lyons are better options than McKay and Crighton IMO. Wardrop is a better right-back than anyone we had after MacDonald left. Sure Quitongo is a downgrade on McCann but, as I’ve said before, I don’t think that’s hugely important and I don’t think the difference between them is so vast that it’s a cause for concern. Our midfield - Easton, Agnew and McCabe - is miles better than the midfield we started last season with. McDonald also seems an improvement on Dean Ritchie already. I would prefer a proper defensive midfielder in there as well but hopefully that’s still to come. We haven’t seen Frizzell yet but will he be worse than Thomson or O’Reilly, bearing in mind both of them played a fair part in us getting to the play-off final? We can’t say yet of course but I’d be expecting a similar standard at the very least. Gallagher, is one of the more reliable strikers at this level and is still here. I’m expecting big things from Salim, who will hopefully be more prolific than Carrick was (as much as I really liked him). I’m not sold on Allan yet and I’m not sure why Pyott and Ritchie are still around. And McGill I know nothing about. But it’s WAY too early to be making any sort of judgement on the squad either way. We haven’t even played a league game yet FS We also haven’t played a full game yet with our first choice midfield or had a full squad to choose from. Even then we haven’t lost a game in 90 minutes or lost a goal from open play yet (though plenty of time for both of those things to happen). We definitely need to bulk up the squad but you can’t even play trialists in the League Cup which is a bit shite and no doubt makes things harder. Premiership clubs only tend to loan their fringe players out after the group stages also. Anyway, there’s still plenty of time for things to go horribly wrong or fucking gloriously. The first few weeks and months of the season will tell us a lot more.
    6 points
  36. Cigars oot. Can i make a suggestion? When comparing daily cases, it may be better to compare to the same day the previous week. In this case week on week cases are down 36% from 2,636 last Wednesday, whilst yesterday was down 36.5%
    6 points
  37. We need to criminalise your use of the letter Z here.
    6 points
  38. Settled in nicely.
    6 points
  39. Absolute VL behaviour being arsed about red dots [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]
    6 points
  40. Been joined for breakfast today
    6 points
  41. 6 points
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