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  1. That is one preposterous statement. Fans are happy with mediocrity because they don't have some sugar daddy throwing the cash at them instead of Kelty Hearts?
  2. Piss poor Marks for everyone with these god awful puns.
  3. I doubt you will find any old Super league club who is jealous of a team who've won nothing at that level, because they've never played there? If they ever do the business and compete with the regular trophy winners like Talbot, Beith, Pollok, the Glens then they might draw some envy, but certainly not until then.
  4. You've always been a lardy boy though?
  5. Shows the pulling power of the club. Think either f them would walk into any team in Leagues 1 and 2, but prefer the set up at Beechwood. I well remember Brian Young being tapped up by Stranraer who wanted to sign him. He was all set to go, attended the Hall of Fame day at Talbot and just couldn't go after an emotional time with the fans.
  6. It's always difficult keeping a reasonably sized squad together, especially when you have players who are so keen to play. We've lost players before because of this, and will undoubtedly do so again, but Tucker's got the squad ticking over very nicely indeed. Both the players mentioned are very exciting on their day, and it's no surprise others might want to try and tempt them away should they perhaps pick up that they want more game time - or can pay more money. I hope they stay, but if they go we will move on. We have other young players who got good game time last season and came up to the mark every time they were called upon, and I have no doubt that the likes of Hamish might also be able to play as a co-striker as he has a definite eye for goal. Shankland, as already mentioned, is adored at Beechwood and I think the feeling is certainly reciprocal. He has a great rapport with our younger support, and it is the kind of thing that would be really difficult to replicate elsewhere. Craig McCracken is another player still to sign, and hopefully that will happen soon although he will have a demanding legal career ahead of him. Best header of a ball I've ever seen at Beechwood, and has scored some really important big game goals for us. If we get three out of the four re-signing I'll be more than happy. I also reckon Tucker's probably got one or two young gems nobody else will have considered on his radar as well. All in all am still very positive about the forthcoming season as and when / if and when it ever gets started again.
  7. But no full stop ? Full stops are sometimes used, albeit to do so would make "Cheers" a sentence, which doesn't really work, as there really does need to be a verb for a sentence to be correct. It's something that's crept in over the years and has become fairly common place. I blame the Americans.🙂
  8. Grammar too, there really ought to be a comma after "cheers"
  9. You said it, nobody else.
  10. I don't know about squeaky bum time at the Buffs, but breach of data protection breaches are viewed very dimly indeed, and I assume that the Independent Inquiry will be looking at the breach as set out below Section 170: Unlawful obtaining etc of personal data Section 170 of the Act builds on section 55 DPA 1998 which criminalised knowingly or recklessly obtaining, disclosing or procuring personal data without the consent of the data controller, and the sale or offering for sale of that data. The provision was most typically/commonly used to prosecute those who had accessed healthcare and financial records without a legitimate reason. Section 170 adds the offence of knowingly or recklessly retaining personal data (which may have been lawfully obtained) without the consent of the data controller. There are some exceptions: for example where such obtaining, disclosing, procuring or retaining was necessary for the purposes of preventing or detecting crime. Section 170 (2) and (3) set out the defences to Section 170 (1). As for punishing miscreants involved in data protection breaches, fines can be huge, see below GDPR penalties and fines The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) sets a maximum fine of €20 million (about £17.5 million) or 4% of annual global turnover – whichever is greater – for infringements. However, not all GDPR infringements lead to data protection fines. Supervisory authorities such as the UK’s ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) can take a range of other actions, including: Issuing warnings and reprimands; Imposing a temporary or permanent ban on data processing; Ordering the rectification, restriction or erasure of data; and Suspending data transfers to third countries. What is the maximum GDPR fineThere are two tiers of administrative fine for non-compliance with the GDPR: Up to €10 million, or, in the case of an undertaking, 2% of annual global turnover – whichever is greater; or Up to €20 million, or, in the case of an undertaking, 4% of annual global turnover – whichever is greater. GDPR breach fines are discretionary rather than mandatory. They must be imposed on a case-by-case basis and should be “effective, proportionate and dissuasive”. The two tiers of GDPR fine Lower level of GDPR penalties Fines of up to €10 million or 2% of annual global turnover can be issued for infringements of articles: 8 (conditions for children’s consent); 11 (processing that doesn’t require identification); 25 – 39 (general obligations of processors and controllers); 42 (certification); and 43 (certification bodies). Higher level of GDPR penalties Fines of up to €20 million or 4% of annual global turnover can be issued for infringements of articles: 5 (data processing principles); 6 (lawfulness of processing); 7 (conditions for consent); 9 (processing of special categories of data); 12 – 22 (data subjects’ rights); and 44 – 49 (data transfers to third countries or international organisations). Traffordab is quite correct, it could be very squeaky bum time indeed for anyone / any organisation involved in the leaks.
  11. Check your messages BG.
  12. The falling behind in league games because of involvement in the senior Scottish Cup is somewhat of a nebulous argument. Yes, it has affected the Talbot in the past, but certainly not in the last two seasons, it seems to have spurred them on to greater levels of consistency playing against a much higher standard team on a regular basis. That's not to decry the level of opposition we play in the League, but last season we played Cove Rangers twice, promoted to SPFL, Fraserburgh away - finished third in Highland League, Ayr United and Hearts. This season we've played the three highest teams left in the Scottish Cup in each round, Kelty away, Cove Rangers promoted to League 1 this season, and Arbroath - they got a very lucky draw at Beechwood. Playing teams of that calibre on a regular basis has no doubt had a beneficial effect on the club. We wouldn't be able to play them without that hard won right of entry into said Cup without winning the Super League or Junior Cup, so why would anybody wish to give that right up? Especially as it's likely to be the last season of it this year. Look at how the likes of Bonnyrigg moved on after a massive pay day at Easter Road, and that is the genuine benefit of the Scottish Cup. Greater calibre of opponents, and financial rewards. The argument about points after the first sixteen games is clutching at straws, sorry. You don't win league titles when you ship six goals per game in successive weeks as the Buffs did against Talbot and Hurlford. I think every one who has seen Talbot play this season can not fail to have been impressed by the strength in depth we have, and that would undoubtedly have taken us over the line again. The last season of the Cup for Junior clubs. It would be good to see two representatives from our region, and I think some way ought to be found to accommodate a n other team in it. As we are already in the Cup, and I am more than confident we still will be after the independent inquiry, I think some kind of formula could be worked out between the remaining teams - minus ourselves - to get another entrant?
  13. Bully for you, am sure the independent inquiry will take note of that, and probably contact you in due course for any other grey areas they may be considering.
  14. There's a narrative being drawn up here by the more rabid keyboard warriors, that you are guilty because someone with a loose brain cell and a keyboard says so. The independent inquiry should ascertain whether or not anything untoward did happen. Until they do, there is a basic principle that abounds in the UK of being innocent until proven guilty. I realise that might be a strange concept for some of the folk on here, but that is where any independent inquiry will also start out from. I highlighted your post because because it was the last one, but you're just as culpable as everybody else on here with their ill judged mud slinging. It does you no favours.
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