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  1. Super sexy TEN for Wednesday. Helps that we had one of those last week.
    18 points
  2. Ten here too. Think we've had 2 or 3 of those recently. Must have just posted anything they had when we contacted them this morning.
    15 points
  3. I’m not a lorry driver but I’ll bite at this. A slip road is not a merge, it’s a give way - traffic on the main carriageway has right of way. You’ll know the HGVs will be doing 56mph, it’s up to you to either get the boot down to get in front of them or ease up early and slide in behind. They are under no obligation to let you in.
    10 points
  4. To play devils advocate - If I was that guy and I had scared these people off my property I would not be then getting in to my car and trying to mow them down. I would probably go back in and check on my partner who is apparently in the very very early stages of pregnancy. Possessions can be replaced but lives can’t. This guy has ruined his own life due to what some could perceive as a short temper. Agree whole heartedly a 22 month custodial sentence is ridiculous and it’s a joke the 2 guys avoided a prison sentence due to injury, but the guy should have just taken a second to realise chasing after these people in his car over a failed burglary is a moronic idea.
    9 points
  5. 9 points
  6. Holy shit this is tough going. Folk losing their shit over us getting a very winnable cup draw followed by them losing their shit over the club launching an initiative to try and fill a well document £400k hole in the finances.
    8 points
  7. Atmospheric day in the Highlands today - I had a last day of holiday to take, so went for a midweek bonus walk and did a couple of Corbetts in Glen Orchy. I always forget how great an area this is - the views today contained some of my favourite hills - Cruachan Horseshoe, Black Corries, Ben Lui, Ben More/Stob Binnein (looking particularly nice) and a great view down to Bridge of Orchy and beyond.
    8 points
  8. Really enjoyed watching this. The guy who does it has some talent.
    7 points
  9. I would argue that a teacher in England has a better understanding of the stresses, pressures and (your obsession) days worked faced by teachers in Scotland than most posters on here. For you to pop up and tell such a teacher - who has made a coherent point about the conditions faced by teachers - that their views are invalid because they're not in Scotland shows a shocking lack of self-awareness.
    7 points
  10. Well deserved for the pair of them. Now let's keep it up.
    7 points
  11. Bowyer has been named manager of the month and McMullan receives the player award.
    7 points
  12. That's where you're wrong. He's a player that is exciting, can play as a striker and in the number 10 role. He's a player that raises 'bums off seats' when he's on the ball running and terrorising defenders with his dribbling and lethal finishing. If it wasn't for his injury, he'd be currently playing in the Leeds United team. I would describe him as a 'once in a generation talent'.
    7 points
  13. They are only offering 25 of them. It's a way for some who has 5k to put into the club, or was considered doing so, to get a wee bit extra for it. Not everyone will be interested in owning shares. I'd be surprised if they dont shift them, and have no idea why anyone would have an issue with it.
    6 points
  14. That week provides a nice microcosm of Scottish football almost 100yrs ago. Kickoffs were 3:15pm... even under natural light in late January and early February. Michael Whelahan the Hibs founder died. Court cases were ongoing for somebody from Falkirk trying to bride a Stenhousemuir player and the Ayr Utd manager & secretary falsely accusing the SFA treasurer of bribing a referee. Scotland agreed in principle to tour New Zealand (but it never happened as they went to USA & Canada instead). There was a solitary Third Division game where Clackmannan drew with Helensburgh. Back then the Scottish League had 56 clubs... Celtic led the First Division, Clyde the Second and Forfar the Third level. Nithsdale were battling for promotion to the top tier whilst that middle division also included Arthurlie, King's Park, Bo'ness, St Bernards, Armadale, Bathgate and Broxburn amongst its members. In the bottom rung could be found mighty Vale of Leven, Dykehead, Royal Albert, Mid Annandale, Leith, Lochgelly, Beith, Solway Star, Galston, Peebles and Johnstone. There was a solitary Highland League game where Inverness Citadel beat Forres, and a solitary East of Scotland League game where Coldstream won at Selkirk. Farce reigned in the Midland Junior League after a telephone call cancelled Panmure v Kirkcaldy... even though Mrs McIntosh had meant Kirkcaldy A v Panmure A when she rang. It was a bad day on the roads: All the Scottish Cup replays were rapid 3 or 4 days later on weekday afternoons. That didn't stop 9,000 turning up at Easter Road and 25,000 at Tynecastle amid strong attendances: Easter Road again? Broxburn sold-out home advantage to Hibs in return for members being admitted free and Hibs paying for all of Broxburn's supporter buses. (On that topic: Nairn and Breadalbane had already sold-out home advantage in their initial ties, to St Johnstone and Falkirk. Dundee v Inverness Caledonian had gone midweek to avoid clashing with Dundee Utd v Hearts). Even an apparently unattractive Monday afternoon league game at Coatbridge between Albion Rovers and Armadale drew 1,000 to see stuffy 0-1 away win. Forfarshire had as many clubs in R2 draw as Glasgow. Hearts beat Dundee Utd at 3rd time of asking - back at Tynecastle the following Monday afternoon before 20,000. Of course in those days there were not only cup replays but they were unlimited replays, Football cartoons were popular:
    6 points
  15. It's possible to believe that: a) Teachers are reasonably well paid for the hours they are contracted to work; and b) The wages of teachers have been impacted by rising costs / inflation and thus they are deserving of a payrise that they are willing to fight for. It's not one or the other.
    6 points
  16. In fairness, the proposal is to remove charitable status, not get rid of private schools, and all the proposal means is that private schools will need to charge VAT on fees. It doesn't mean that you or I can't send our kids to private schools, just that it will get more expensive. Similarly, you can still pay for tutors as has always been your right, so I'm not sure where this thin end of the wedge argument is coming from. I'm also not sure about the 'catchment area' argument. Nobody is stopping you or I from sending our kids to private schools, they are just saying that VAT will now be applied. Similarly nobody is stopping you or I from moving to this area or that area. On the plus side it will raise much needed finance which will help to try and raise standards across the UK. I'm not sure that I care much about whether Eton's already considerable property portfolio is threatened, or if they don't get a second rowing lake (part lottery funded). I do however care about whether local state schools have sufficient funding to provide better educational facilities to pay better wages and attract more people into teaching etc. Yours, aDONis
    6 points
  17. 6 points
  18. I appreciate that I'm likely the only one paying attention at this stage, but I'm gone at Oaksoft's assertion that private industry rewards people who "absolutely love their jobs, care about their "customers", go the extra mile and are good at what they do"
    6 points
  19. I took a trip to the Dumbarton 150 year exhibition today. From one of the exhibits here's crowdwanking 1926 style- QP getting three times the crowd Rangers got...
    6 points
  20. POINTS FOR TUESDAY @JamesP_81 - Ecuador 1 v @SlipperyP & @Snobot - Senegal 2 Nice @Ronaldo Jeremy - Netherlands 2 v @The DA - Qatar 0 @kingjoey - Iran 0 v @gkneil - United States 1 @Rugster - Wales 0 v @Geaky - England 3 Todays teams/players @mathematics & @Salvo Montalbano - Australia v @Helpma - Denmark @The Captain & @The_Kincardine - Tunisia v @Arch Stanton - France @pleslie99 - Poland v @ArmadaleKillie - Argentina @senorsoupe - Saudi Arabia v @JustOneCornetto - Mexico
    5 points
  21. If you can’t work out how an immediate cash injection of £125k might help then it’s probably best you don’t worry about it . Cheers for trying tho.
    4 points
  22. Well this Bot has an attitude, wonder what they are here to promote? My money is on VisitLargs.
    4 points
  23. 20 odd fans stuck in £10k to help out the club in return for a piece of paper. Asking 25 fans to pay £5k up front for a 10 year season ticket with a load of “add ons” that actually mean they will be quids over time in is perfectly sensible to me.
    4 points
  24. I would imagine that there has been a bit of research done on this before the launch. Patrons, sponsors and known wealthy fans may well have been sounded out already. Quite a good initiative in my view.
    4 points
  25. I would imagine that, if there aren't 25 fans who want to pay £5k for the deal, then they won't sell them. Just a wild guess.
    4 points
  26. sammy politely showing motorists an alternative route.
    4 points
  27. Is it not better to compare the cost of what the £200 drone will destroy versus the £3m missile?
    4 points
  28. You wouldn't pick a scale of how hard the graft is and attempt to extrapolate it out, so I have no idea why you would do this for time. Its a salary for a job done. Your money for my skills. Society needs schools, schools needs teachers, teachers need salary. This sort of logic comes across as absolute bitterness that teachers get good time off. The salaries you have quoted are what it costs to have a teacher. That's really the end of the matter.
    4 points
  29. See also "crimbo", usually heard emanating from the same women who go on about their "hubby".
    4 points
  30. Shug is loving life as having work done in house and he's getting lots attention.
    4 points
  31. Went shopping earlier this evening and saw this from the top floor of the supermarket car park.
    4 points
  32. Why are teams obsessed with all seater grounds? Totally understand that some had no choice with the previous ludicrous rules but now that those rules don’t exist why not have terraces? It’s cheaper to build, gives fans a choice and definitely improves the atmosphere. A nice covered terrace at each end would make Lesser a cracking wee stadium.
    4 points
  33. 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
  34. In the mid 1920s, a Bainsford bookie tried to bribe Stenhousemuir keeper John Shortt. The Warriors were a great team at that time, so much so that they felt able to play with a man Shortt every week.
    3 points
  35. We have a disproportionate number of whingers in our fan base, honestly man. We could sign Messi and people would moan that we hadn’t done it 5 years ago.
    3 points
  36. Will gall be allowing clickers on the gate.
    3 points
  37. One of the great stories in our history! Keanu will be coming back to Paisley 20 years from now getting a hero's welcome. To think we were delighted he made the squad and could now feasibly be starting in a knock-out game against Argentina! No doubt some decent-sized clubs will be in for him. How much?
    3 points
  38. Ahem There's quite a few people on here due me an apology. I knew I was right I didn't need the confirmation, but you lot did. So form an orderly queue, don't worry I'll be very graceful....
    3 points
  39. More Cumdog FIFA bucks in the bank from the Aussies going through. Kerching.
    3 points
  40. I still don't think you get it. First, this discussion is about the pay and conditions faced by teachers. Second, it is possible that English teachers on lower pay than Scottish ones believe that all teachers should be paid better. I'd like to hear their views, even if you want to censor who can and cannot contribute. Finally - and bear with me here - who are you to say who is and is not irrelevant? I'd listen to a teacher over your google-based research any day.
    3 points
  41. hes had a strip on. thats about it.
    3 points
  42. Incredible to think that he got paid for that risible nonsense. The holes in it are so obvious as to not require pointing out. A bright high-school student of either political stripe could rip that article to bits. It's interesting that the unionist argument these days has become so flimsy as to endorse basic logical fallacies and denial of reality. I have no issue with people who are unionists because it's an emotional thing for them, but that's really all we see these days. Pre-2014 and pre-Brexit there was a reasonable poltical and social argument for being in the union. There's no longer even pretense at either of those existing now. All there is is obfuscation and denial of the shifting sands. There are questions for the Yes movement to answer. But it's hard to argue they're bigger than those that the union has shown it cannot answer.
    3 points
  43. Anyone cutting around as a fully-grown adult calling themselves 'Si' is a grade A c**t.
    3 points
  44. Interesting, if your staff are reliant on tips and you not cutting their hours on short notice then that’s says a lot about you as a business and it’s not a good look, don’t go blaming other things for you being cunty.
    3 points
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