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Everything posted by rockson

  1. Arbroath well done.

    Well done, indeed. Thoroughly deserved. Give it a real go in the tier upstairs.
  2. Sons' sorrow

    Yeah.. the seethe factor alone is probably worth it. That makes a change. He usually couldn't cross a bridge.
  3. CHAMPIONSHIP Play Off Run in

    That means you'll beat us at the Rock, then, doesn't it? (Given the way results this season have gone all round.)
  4. They can wear that red monstrosity of ours.
  5. Dombarton vs Airdrie

    Or this could be the one where the wheels come off...........?
  6. Montrose v Dumbarton

    Our kits were black and gold (hoops) in the fifties. if you check http://www.historicalkits.co.uk/Scottish_Football_League/Dumbarton/Dumbarton.htm it was those colours in 1887-1889 and (barring 1897-1904 and 1921-1924) all the way from 1907 - with variations to the shorts and socks [the 1967-1969 red ones a horrible aberration, but not as horrible as those flesh coloured ones at Stark's a few years ago] - to the introduction of the white with black and gold hoop in the 60s (first as a second strip then from 1969 as the main one.) It started going downhill/yellow in 1988. I've never liked any of the yellow tinged tops.
  7. East Fife v Dumbarton

    From our end it looked like Adam knocked the ball against the attacker and it then rebounded out of play. Sons fans were going mental at the ref because at first we thought he had pointed at the spot.
  8. Club Badges

    You can't stop on a motorway to take a photo.
  9. Club Badges

    I always though that too. Until I went on the M8 up to Greenock and saw the Rock from across the water. It's only a brief angle though.
  10. Club Badges

    Unfortunately I don't have a photo from the correct angle. You can view it from the M8 on the south bank of the Clyde near Langbank - as I did. Since I was on a motorway though I couldn't stop for a photo.
  11. Club Badges

    That's not the angle I referred to.
  12. Club Badges

    There's an angle that, when seen from across the River Clyde, Dumbarton Rock looks like an elephant's head - with a castle on its back. Simples!
  13. Stranraer v Dumbarton

    In my lifetime we were the first* to drop from tier 2 to 4 in two succesive seasons - and finished rock bottom the season after that. Such a feat should be called the full Dumbarton - not the full Cowdenbeath. *I think St Johnnstone had earlier gone from tier 1 to 3 in two seasons when there were only three tiers. But they bounced back straight away - in the meantime pinching our manager.
  14. Sons' sorrow

    Just indicative of the season we've been having. Going bottom of the league without even kicking a ball.
  15. Sons' sorrow

    At games I quite often shout out, "Thrupenny heid," or even, "Dig a hole and bury 'im". The old ones are the best.
  16. Sons' sorrow

    "I'd fly you through the universe on Fireball XL5."
  17. Airdrieonians v Dumbarton

    Really? We might have been in a worse shambles - but in a higher league. No way to tell of course, since we are where we are.
  18. Sons' sorrow

    It's good to see the Dom back - provided he cuts out the doing it all himself stuff - but given our luck this season he'll probably go and get himself injured playing for Killie in a midweek game.
  19. Sons' sorrow

    Right now is the craziest time I've lived through. And I don't mean for mortgages. Nor on the pitch either. (But number of players, yes.)
  20. Sons' sorrow

    It might have been but when you were on it you had 15% interest rates to contend with. They even went up to 18% for a short time when Norman Lamont was Chancellor of the Exchequer.
  21. Sorry Sons -vs- Angus Azzuri

    Equally adored by us Montrose fans. He'll be sh*te for both teams then.
  22. Sons' sorrow

    "Kids, houses, weddings etc aren't cheap." "This really is true, the baby boomers don't know how easy they had it!" Kids, houses, weddings etc weren't cheap for some of us baby boomers either. There were years when I had to think more than twice about going to a Sons game.
  23. Sons' sorrow

    That never happened for a whole season - and never could. For example, at present, on the first day of the season five clubs are away and five at home. After four more weeks of home and away games against teams in the opposite "half" of the league then, if they are to play every other club in the first nine games - then you would have the five "away" clubs all due an away game and the five "home" clubs all due a home game but not having played four of the clubs in the same home or away divide as they started.
  24. Sons' sorrow

    It was reported as the flu. What's up with him? I suspect it's confidential, but what was reported to me is more serious than flu.