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  1. I absolutely loved heading the ball as a kid and don’t think it’s done me any harm and I absolutely loved heading the ball as a kid
    22 points
  2. I'm greatly enjoying these James Cairney series of interviews where he just lets people speak and make c***s of themselves. It's like a Scottish football version of Louis Theroux.
    14 points
  3. They both claimed to have come back from the dead though.
    13 points
  4. 1 post IMO (in my opinion)
    13 points
  5. Big fan of having a live crowd at the draw to jeer and laugh.
    11 points
  6. Super fast delivery from Hong Kong, well impressed. Now get your arses in gear and overthrow the communists. Thank you.
    10 points
  7. He deserves a lot credit for his professional conduct throughout this sorry affair.
    10 points
  8. - Throw the Trust under the bus for not communicating properly. - Blame the fans for harming the club and the budget. - Bare-faced lie about the share transfer being done in secret so as not to distract the team who were on a poor run of form on the pitch (utter bollocks because we were playing really well when all the Trust business appeared). Full Jacqui Low bingo card going on in this interview. Lies, blame shifting, making excuses and then trying to play the sympathy card. She’s dangerous and delusional. f**k off, Low.
    8 points
  9. Exactly. When Jesus done it everyone was all "our lord and saviour has returned" and he got a public holiday commemorating it. But when we done it, everyone was raging. Double standards, IMO.
    7 points
  10. Week 48 update One death this week, rugby player Doddie Weir: Doddie Weir, former Scotland and Lions second-row, dies aged 52 | Scotland rugby union team | The Guardian There's also a nice video tribute from Tom English here: Doddie Weir: The rugby titan who captured the heart of Scots - BBC News I watch BBC Breakfast before I go to work in the morning and although I only really see 20 minutes of it or so, over the past few years there's been a lot of time devoted to another rugby man and popular Dead Pool pick, Rob Burrows, as he's lived with MND for the past few years. Doddie Weir was featured here occasionally too but I hadn't seen him for a while until a couple of weeks ago when he and Burrows were featured along with Ed Slater, another rugby player recently diagnosed with the disease. The last I remembered was befitting of the famous commentary description of him as a "mad giraffe" - he looked like a rugby player. Tall and large. In this most recent appearance though he looked about half the weight he was before. He was in a wheelchair and had difficulty speaking. Since I started running the Dead Pool I've taken a bit more interest in the ill and dying and I don't think I can imagine anything as horrible as MND. To me, it's a combination of two things. You see someone like any of these rugby players, or Fernando Ricksen, and it's an athlete. It's someone you associate with being physically strong or remarkable, and you're just used to them being fit and strong. Then you see them diagnosed with this disease and see what it does to them and it's hard to rationalise this against the perception you have of them, or imagine such a rapid and obvious physical decline. The other thing to consider is what it must be like to go through this yourself. Seeing people like Weir and Burrows and how they fight through the disease doing the good they have, I don't think I could do that. They're lucky in that they have the support of family and friends, and they have a platform to raise awareness of it, but it must still take a massive amount of resilience to carry on. I don't know that I could. I hope I never have to find out. This month, a former teammate of Burrow's, Kevin Sinfield, ran seven ultramarathons in seven days to raise money. He's over £2,000,000 so far. Weir died at 52, so he's worth 73 Base Points. He's worth an extra 37 for a Vice-Captain and an extra 73 for a Captain. He was a popular pick, so I'm going to list them all separately: 73 Base Points for: @Arch Stanton, @ayrunitedfw, @Blootoon87, @buddiepaul, @gkneil, @HI HAT, @ICTJohnboy, @Karpaty Lviv, @Lex, @LoonsYouthTeam, @Lofarl, @mathematics, @Melanius Mullarkay, @paulathame, @pawpar, @peasy23, @psv_killie, @qos_75, @Raidernation @Sergeant Wilson, @sleazy, @sparky88, @The_Craig and @The Naitch 110 as a Vice-Captain for: @10menwent2mow and @thistledo 146 as a Captain for: @cdhafc1874, @Fuctifano, @JustOneCornetto, @mozam76 and @nessies long lost ghost After all of that, the standings now look like this: 1. Bishop Briggs 691 2. JustOneCornetto 680 3. Indale Winton 635 4. Ned Nederlander 571 5. chompmyroot 551 6. Arch Stanton, sparky88 518 8. Billy Jean King 460 9. Arabdownunder, gkneil 445 11. weirdcal 430 12. psv_killie 426 13. Moomintroll 416 14. mathematics 394 15. peasy23 391 16. The_Craig 388 17. buddiepaul 361 18. Fuctifano, Sweaty Morph 342 20. Savage Henry 338 21. thistledo 336 22. pawpar 327 23. The DA 321 24. pubcarking 315 25. cdhafc1874 305 26. Raidernation 291 27. Melanius Mullarkay 280 28. The Master 273 29. scottsdad, tamthebam 262 31. nessies long lost ghost 259 32. Arbroathlegend36-0 255 33. Blootoon87 253 34. lichtgilphead 237 35. Karpaty Lviv 235 36. microdave 228 37. HI HAT 222 38. ICTJohnboy 221 39. senorsoupe 219 40. Desp 217 41. ayrunitedfw, The Naitch 213 43. Sergeant Wilson 209 44. ThomCat 208 45. Aim Here 205 46. Florentine_Pogen 202 47. gingette 199 48. jimbaxters 196 49. sleazy 194 50. Lofarl 176 51. paulathame 171 52. LoonsYouthTeam, thisal 160 54. qos_75 159 55. Mark Connolly 153 56. mozam76, The Hologram 146 58. 10menwent2mow 144 59. Scorge 141 60. mizfit 136 61. sophia 131 62. Lex 125 63. willie adie 115 64. Hamish's Passenger, speckled tangerine 112 66. Les Cabbage 111 67. Miguel Sanchez 105 68. Bully Wee Villa 104 69. Oystercatcher 85 70. djchapsticks, Enigma 81 72. Ray Patterson 76 73. cambozpar 74 74. statts1976uk 68 75. D.V.T. 59 76. Aladdin, BillyAnchor, doulikefish, invergowrie arab, smpar, Soapy FFC 58 82. Cardinal Richelieu, get_the_subbies_on, RossBFaeDundee 52 85. HTG 48 86. Amarillo Bairn 44 87. Bert Raccoon 39 88. Curmudgeon 35 89. Bold Rover, Clockwork, dagane, Duszek, Hedgecutter, lolls, Stringer Bell 29 96. amnarab 27 97. Everyone else 0 The spreadsheet has also been updated with these scores: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mup1IJllKHs0a47J8G6IXUkvShJrV28Iuc-Kkn7RKuo/edit?usp=sharing
    7 points
  11. Missing Scott Stewart enormously, out since the last Morton match. Always rated him individually, but what he brings to the team defensively and attacking has really become evident over the past 10 weeks.
    6 points
  12. I know it's the Old Firm and nuanced discussion cannot be expected, but the fuss about QPR's recent form is a good filter for c***s that have no idea what they're talking about. In the EFL teams play a game every six hours or so, and teams swinging from good to bad runs and back is very common. Even in teams who go on to get promoted or relegated, good and bad runs just happen. It's an incredibly cut-throat environment with mad levels of fixture congestion. All of the top teams in the Championship have lost recently. It's that kind of league. Blackburn in third have lost 2 of their last five. Swansea are eighth but haven't won in five. It's just what happens. There's nothing to suggest that these teams can't go up. This bad run QPR have been on has taken in six games, but it's lasted less than a month. It's entirely insignificant in the discussion of whether this guy is a good coach or not.
    6 points
  13. https://www.glasgowtimes.co.uk/sport/23153242.partick-thistle-chairman-jacqui-low-discusses-fan-ownership-saga/ Jacqui, if you’re reading this, get fucked you absolute c**t.
    6 points
  14. I was at school with a boy who was a tailgater. He passed his test and it was a white knuckle ride sitting in the car when he was behind the wheel, inches from the bumper in front. No clue how he ever passed his test. Years later he crashed his hand glider into the Ochil hills and smashed his leg to pieces, as well as loads of other horrific injuries. Tailgating a hill, ffs.
    5 points
  15. Me and the laddie done a score prediction pre-match, I went for 4-0 and I wasn't far off. Felt it looked pretty evident throughout the game that Talbot were every bit a junior team, they were poor. Some of our fans need to take a look at themselves though, booing the team off the pitch at half time was a really shitey thing to do. Typical Rovers fans though. The game panned out exactly how I expected in that it was going to require a patient performance and in the end I don't think you could begrudge us the win. Into the next round which is the main thing.
    5 points
  16. The absolute brass neck to accuse fans of damaging the club. If she would just fuckoff and take the PTFC Trust with her, this all goes away. If she actually cares about the club and what fans think, she will resign. Also, to use "It is a group of people in one bit of the ground" is nonsense, I joined the protest on Saturday and had a chat with various people, a fair amount indicated they were JHS season tickets and also mentioned people they'd normally attend with decided not to attend the game instead of protest.
    5 points
  17. Pure poison on this great club. Pitchforks at the ready. f**k off out of our club, you lying egotistical Tory.
    5 points
  18. The Players The Board of Directors The Management Team The Supporters We are in this together! We are one! We are Arbroath FC #togetherstronger
    5 points
  19. If there's one thing that I am utterly contemptuous of it's strident unionist opinions from folk who don't have the first fucking idea about the constitutional make up of the place they live.
    5 points
  20. Simply put, no. The five trustees currently in post were hand-picked by the football agent Stewart MacGregor, working together with senior figures on the Club Board. The organisation has existed since 2015, and has held only one set of elections (in 2018). From November 2019 onwards, it has operated with precisely zero elected fan representatives. Under their current proposals, unelected trustees will continue to be in the majority until at least summer 2024, and the trustee group will not be fully elected until at least summer 2025. None of the unelected trustees are being put up for election in their first set of elections (which may or may not take place). The Trust deed has been varied several times to circumvent the requirement to hold elections following changes in personnel. The beneficiaries of the trust (season ticket-holders of three years standing) have no meaningful legal or democratic rights under the trust deed, because the trustees can routinely overrule them. The Trust doesn't even know how many beneficiaries it has, let alone who they are, because of a GDPR problem. Compare and contrast with The Jags Foundation, a conventional supporters' association with over 930 members, substantial proven fundraising capacity, a fully elected board, and one of the most prominent engagement strategies in Scottish football. Who were overlooked for the share transfer, pretty much, because they wanted to be able to hold the Club Board to account for trivial things like, oh I don't know, losing £215k in the last financial year.
    5 points
  21. 4 points
  22. "Smudger, who led the Chinese Communist Party to power in 1949?" "MAO!" "Thank you" "Nae problem, cunto"
    4 points
  23. No I don’t think so, I absolutely loved heading the ball as a kid and don’t think it’s done me any harm and I absolutely loved heading the ball as a kid
    4 points
  24. Take Nigel Farage with you, he's good at looking for them on the coastline, coming over in their dinghies.
    4 points
  25. Grangemouth v Clydebank should be the title imo.
    4 points
  26. This one is unaware of Rennie Abel McLaughlin Markie Miller Gibson Hoggan Roxburgh Ferguson Shirra and Young how sad. That team inspired a generation of fans and a standard every player and team since has been compared to. To give you an idea how good they were in 50 years since there are only about 5 - 6 players who would get in the squad. You have to feel sorry for them
    4 points
  27. Camilla Long didn't miss in The Sunday Times https://archive.ph/EDJFu
    4 points
  28. Three weeks left and behind today’s door is Le magician de Maroc Monsieur Mehdi Taouil Four seasons at Rugby park, two at Tynecastle including one memorable afternoon against Hibs
    4 points
  29. I thought similar - he didn't look great but wasn't awful. Dempsey was rotten first half too. Biggest disappointment for me was Brad Young, I'm beginning to think our best striker combination is Dipo and McKenzie.
    3 points
  30. 3 points
  31. Are we still talking about the same thing?
    3 points
  32. It irritates me more than it should that the SFSA get airtime as if they are the "voice of the fans" when all they really have is a very narrow view of what a small number of our fans think.
    3 points
  33. 2-0 Falkirk, ATS with two assists.
    3 points
  34. Tonight’s game against Pollok will at once be a completely new experience and a blast from the past for Dipo Akinyemi. The third-round tie at Somerset Park is the English striker’s first Scottish Cup assignment since moving north this summer, but he knows exactly how the West of Scotland Premier Division side will be approaching their visit to the Championship leaders. With 14 goals to his name already, Akineymi has been tearing it up in Scotland’s second tier and seems destined for a bigger stage whether with or without his present employers, but most of his career to date has been spent knocking around the nether regions of the English pyramid with such luminaries as as Potters Bar Town, Aldershot, St Neots Town, Dulwich Hamlet (three separate spells), St Albans City and Billericay Town. There’s more: Bishop’s Stortford, Cheshunt, Braintree Town, Welling United. Many of those years — during which he also worked as a delivery driver — brought tilts at the early rounds of the FA Cup, which means that Akinyemi is well aware of the liberation that can come from having nothing to lose. “I’ve been where Pollok are, many a time,” he acknowledged. “When I was playing non-League in England, we were always the underdog, having to go through preliminary rounds and stuff like that. Pollok will be coming here thinking they can give it a real go and see what happens. I remember one game with St Albans against Carlisle United [in 2016], where we were winning and they had to come from behind to beat us [5-3]. The bigger team can be in trouble if they’re not right on their game in these matches. “We’re obviously the bigger team in this one, but it doesn’t change anything really. We just have to make sure we put them to bed quickly. We have to keep doing what we’re doing. Scoring goals and playing well. Once we show our fitness and our class, we should be all right.” Akinyemi — a powerful, athletic but also technically adept centre forward — has thrived since Lee Bullen moved for him in June. With Tomi Adeloye, last season’s top scorer, having been picked up by League Two Swindon Town, there were big shoes to fill, but Akinyemi’s 16 goals in 34 games for Welling last time out suggested he had the raw materials. Bullen, Graeme Mathie, Ayr’s managing director, and Keith Glendinning, their head of recruitment, were not put off by the itinerant nature of Akinyemi’s career path, while background checks told of a character who was in a better headspace to make the most of a full-time opportunity than had been the case in his early days with Stevenage (who loaned him out seven times in three years). “I wouldn’t say I saw this as my last chance to crack full-time football, because you look at people like Jamie Vardy progressing at a later stage. But Scotland was a chance to get to a completely different environment, get away from many distractions down south and really focus on football,” he said. “I wouldn’t say it was a case of not applying myself in the past, more that I was a bit young and naive with some of the chances I was given. Also, I had a few difficulties with different managers. I wouldn’t say my attitude was bad, but I had things like not playing regularly, stuff like that. You end up going on loan to a lot of different teams which looks a bit weird, but I think it’s moulded me into the player I am. I’ve played a lot of games and come here with a decent amount of football experience. “It’s a great education down there [in non-league]: there are people who are playing to feed their families. You are coming up against men who will kick you up the park, and you have to grow up quickly. But once you’ve had a sniff of full-time football, as I did at 18/19 at Stevenage, you crave being that again. When I was in non-league for a while, I would say it was like an exile period to get myself mentally right, and now hopefully I can kick on.” Bullen’s preference for playing two up front has allowed Akinyemi to bring to bear the strongest suits in his game, but he points to something more fundamental when you ask why it has clicked for him at Ayr in a way that proved so elusive elsewhere. “I think the fact that everyone believes in me here is really important,” Akinyemi said. “ I get to train every day, there’s a good bunch of lads we have in the changing room, a mix of Scottish and English boys. I feel comfortable here, and when you’re comfortable you play your best football. “We play with two strikers, we both feed off each other. I might pop into the pockets a bit, I might stretch the game, we play off each other. The formation and system we are playing is really working, for the team and for me personally. I know that a few strikers, like [Lawrence] Shankland and [Kevin] Nisbet have come here, done well and gone on to have good careers after it. I spoke to a few friends about the opportunity and it became a no-brainer.” Akinyemi — whose parents are Nigerian — grew up in Enfield, North London. He and partner Sandra now have a son of their own, 19-month-old Zane, and the fact the domestic settling-in has gone equally well thus far in Scotland means he will think long and hard should other clubs come calling in January. Akinyemi is already in no doubt about just how much he would be giving up. “You want to play somewhere you are comfortable, somewhere where you can feel at home. I’ve got a family too, and I have to take those factors into consideration as well. I won’t just be upping and leaving straight away,” he said. As long as the goals keep coming, so will the attention, however. Akinyemi concedes he is “close, very close” to his private target for the season, and doesn’t exactly shout you down when you ask whether the arrival of a non-league team might see his eyes light up. “This year, the goals I’ve scored both here and down south, it’s been the best scoring form I’ve had. I just hope to keep the standards up and continue scoring. I guess so [your eyes light up], but you can’t go into this sort of game naively. I’ve watched Pollok’s game against Annan [a 4-3 win in the previous round] and they played very well. We’ve just got to make sure we are professional and we don’t get turned over. “In terms of my goal target, I’m probably going to have to reset it now, hopefully very soon. I don’t want to jinx it, though.” Ayr United v Pollok today, 7.45pm, Scottish Cup third round, Somerset Park TV BBC Scotland
    3 points
  35. 9ers force fumble.
    3 points
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