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  1. Last Book You Read....

    'The Heron' - Giorgio Bassani. A sort of Italian equivalent of a Camus style nightmare. A middle aged man with an existential dread of life goes duck hunting in the marshes. I thought it was OK while reading it but since finishing it it has stayed with me. As it's fairly short it might be worth reading again at some point. 3.5/5 'Diary of a Mad Man and selected stories' - Nikolai Gogol. As with most compilations of short stories, a mixed bunch. Although Gogol was Ukrainian and the stories are set in the Ukraine the early works seem very 'Russian'. All larger than life characters, excellent story telling albeit with little of any consequence actually happening. Later stories show more western influence, especially that of one of my favourite authors, E. T. A. Hoffmann. 'The Nose' is probably the best of the lot, weird, funny in its oddness. 3/5. 'The Girl on the Via Flaminia' - Alfred Hayes. A US soldier serving in Italy wants 'the girl friend experience'. A young Italian woman wants to escape the effects of war - hunger, poverty etc by hooking up with an American but both end up resenting each other and themselves. Neither of the main characters got much empathy from me. Robert tries to be a good guy put doesn't seem especially likeable. Lisa is just a muddled pain in the ass. The whole thing lacks warmth, perhaps that's the point, but the staging is almost soap opera-ish. 3/5. 'The Persian Expedition' - Xenophon. The story of the Greek mercenaries extraordinary journey across Asia Minor after finding themselves in a tricky situation in the middle of Persia. Questions have been raised on Xenophon's reliability as a historian, his bias is strong and usually self serving but as a tale, a story it's a good one. For the ordinary reader the book may bog down in the final few chapters as the journey comes to an end to be replaced with negotiations and meetings between various parties but since I studied history this section was perhaps of more interest to me than to others. 4/5. Currently reading 'Madame Bovary' Gustave Flaubert. Lined up 'The Kites' Gary Romain.
  2. Celtic v Aberdeen, Scottish Cup Semi Final

    McInnes interview showing him up as the diddy manager that he is.
  3. Celtic v Aberdeen, Scottish Cup Semi Final

    The funny thing is Aberdeen have been much better than last years semi final.
  4. Can't tell you how much I hate Morelos. Absolute rat. Maybe the biggest cheat and scumbag I've seen in 40 years of going to matches.
  5. Snakes and wretches.

    Use to work with this big fat lass. I mean really fat. HUGE. A giant fucking moo. She used to go on and on about all her medical problems trying to elicit sympathy despite being a total arsehole to everyone privately. She just about sooked the sphincter off the boss while being utterly cunty to every one else. Due to being clamped limpet like to the bosses arsehole she was the unofficial second in command or at least she thought she was. The office boss left and the big boss from down south came up and gave the position to a young guy. The fat moo scumbag was gutted. You should have seen her face! She was no happy to say the least. Ragin'. Big red blubbery cheeks quivering. She tried to suck up to the new boss, new best friend and all that, but he knew she was full of shit and her status declined a bit but not long after this guy left as well and the boss position was open again. Fatty thought she was now a shoe in for the job. You could see it all over her fat, smug face that she was going to be in charge. Then something totally unexpected happened. The original boss came back. When Gargantua Stinkypits saw the old boss come in she had a full scale mental break down in front of everyone. "NOOO!!!! NOOOOOO!!!!!" NOOOOOOOO!!!!" She started going off on some giant rant....and started hurling abuse at the returning boss. She gathered up all the keys in the office and stomped off into a side office, locked herself in and refused to come out. Once again the big boss was coming up from down south and he arrived just at this point. Big fat lass was screaming and shouting through the door, giving dogs abuse to both the office boss and the big boss. She'd totally lost her mind. Big boss from down south was absolutely livid and was saying he'd make sure she never worked again. Eventually after a while she came stomping out the side office and launched the office keys at the returning office boss who had to put a hand up to deflect them. Then Fatty just sort of exploded into tears and wailing. It was fucking glorious. I've never seen anyone just burst into tears like that. I smirked at her as she left, no words exchanged but essentially saying "you lost bitch". A couple of hours later when every one left for the day she was still in her car in the car park sobbing, head down on the steering wheel. Her name was Vanessa and she was the worst person I've ever met in my life. I hated her, there wasn't one atom of goodness in her and I absolutely reveled in her demise. You got everything you deserved Vanessa, ya collosal fucking pig!
  6. Three Word Story...

    The larger nipple.
  7. San Marino v Scotland - 24 March 2019

    What the starting XI where most of the players have 30-50+ caps and a striker with 20 goals at international level?
  8. San Marino v Scotland - 24 March 2019

    I agree we should be doing better and I think McLeish should have been sacked after the Kazakhstan match because when that standard become acceptable you have a big problem. However there is a far bigger picture here. We didn't just turn crap this week. We've been crap for a long time. At the end of the day we don't have an international level centre back, striker or goalkeeper so you are going to have to have a very, very good manager to get anywhere. If we want to compete at international level we need to improve player standards drastically. We need better players and more of them.
  9. San Marino v Scotland - 24 March 2019

    Even assuming you think they are international level strikers you think we should only have two forward players of that standard? One of them is in this 30s.
  10. San Marino v Scotland - 24 March 2019

    This squads strikers were Russell, McBurnie, McNulty and Burke.
  11. San Marino v Scotland - 24 March 2019

    Perhaps but it's this short term view that's killing Scottish football. 1998 was our last finals. That's almost 3 decades of failure and that's not Graeme Shinnie's fault or Alex McLeish's. We aren't developing enough international level players and if you think having a domestic top level league full of mediocre foreigners doesn't effect that then I think you are very wrong. Even the second tier of our game is a united nations of footballing dross.
  12. San Marino v Scotland - 24 March 2019

    The bottom three clubs in the Scottish Premiership have had 63 non Scots on their books this season. 43% of all the players in the Scottish Premiership with 15 or more matches under their belt are non Scots. If you take away Livingston and Kilmarnock who are mostly Scots, it'd be more than 50%. Most teams in the Premiership have on average 4 Scots that are regular starters for their club. That's a national disgrace. We need to get serious about youth development. So blame McLeish, blame the SFA, they certainly deserve blame, but the core of our failure comes down to not developing players.
  13. San Marino v Scotland - 24 March 2019

    McLeish has now mentioned three times that the players were nervous to explain the poor performance. Nervous being 1-0 up in 4 minutes against officially the worst team in the world? The lot of them should give up.
  14. San Marino v Scotland - 24 March 2019

    Watching Scotland is like having your soul vacuumed out through your arsehole.
  15. San Marino v Scotland - 24 March 2019

    Not championing McLeish here but when you have a international squad where your choice up front is Burke, McBurnie or Johnny Russell you've failed at a national level over a couple of decades.
  16. San Marino v Scotland - 24 March 2019

    At what point do you look at the players? Some recent absolutely atrocious performances would include 0-3 Slovakia, 0-1 Costa Rica, Peru 0-2, Belgium 0-4, Israel 1-2, Kazakhstan 0-3. Our players simply do not bother their arse at international level. Queen of the South would beat San Marino more comfortably than this....and not because they have better players.
  17. San Marino v Scotland - 24 March 2019

    Also seems to think San Marino have a player called Bennidedenidetinni.
  18. Facts you made up

    The traditional method of capital punishment in Costa Rica was to repeatedly hit the condemned prisoner over the head with a pineapple. In 1972, after concerns that this was not humane and often led to lengthy bludgeonings, executions were carried out with tinned pineapple.
  19. San Marino v Scotland - 24 March 2019

    Pumped Gibraltar 6-1 and 6-0 Funnily enough I was in the pub last night and saw Gibraltar lose 0-1 to Rep Ireland. Didn't look a big gulf between the teams and a couple of the Gibraltar players looked decent. Big Darren Randolph made a great save as well. So it's not just us.
  20. San Marino v Scotland - 24 March 2019

    San Marino 0 Belarus 2 San Marino 0 Moldova 1 San Marino 0 Luxembourg 3 San Marino 0 Northern Ireland 3 San Marino 0 Moldova 2 San Marino 0 Andorra 2 San Marino 0 Azerbaijan 1 San Marino 0 Slovenia 2 While San Marino are absolutely hopeless and have taken some tonkings off the better teams (Germany, England, Croatia, Czech Republic) they generally have kept it relatively tight against the not so good teams. A laboured 2-0 win is entirely possible.
  21. San Marino v Scotland - 24 March 2019

    Honestly think we should send this entire squad home and pick the Arbroath team.
  22. Kazakhstan V Scotland

    I've said it before but the attitude of our players towards international football is absolutely shocking and has been for ages. Players are a bunch of twitchy arsed snowflakes, fraud Scots and can't be bothereds. Andy Robertson might be our best player but his moaning and whining about being played at left midfield tells you everything about us. What about showing some leadership? Players not playing on artificial turf is horse shit. The amount of call offs is ridiculous. Not one of these guys is interested or has the gumption to lead by example. Every one of them needs a fucking kick up the arse. While I'd accept we don't produce top level players I don't think this result or so many before this one is down to talent. Our attitude stinks and until we have players that are prepared to treat international football in a professional manner we simply have no chance of succeeding at this level.
  23. Mafia War

    Surely there has to be better ways to determine if someone is dead?
  24. Pretty much for the whole of Robinson's tenure we've not had a functioning midfield with Alan Campbell basically being expected to run the thing on his own. This was something I pointed out at the beginning of last season. If Campbell was 'tired' earlier in the season it was probably psychological rather than physically. He's basically been the midfield since he came into the team. Now we have Gorrin - Campbell - Turnbull and the introduction of two very good players to compliment Campbell has seen us transformed. That's right kids, if you have a functional midfield you can actually compete in matches and play some football. There are other factors in our rise of course but mostly it's down to having a competent midfield unit that is mobile, can take a touch and can actually pass the ball.
  25. Last Book You Read....

    I only started it once and finished it no times. It was a long time ago but I found after about 70 pages or so that it was the same joke over and over again.