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The Mantis

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  1. The Highland Derby

    You’re a week too late wi that one
  2. Pyramid 2019/2020

    Last I heard, LL officials get offered an ‘honorarium ‘ of around £100, which most/all of them refuse.
  3. Kilmarnock v Celtic

    *St Andrew’s. Agree with you though.
  4. Edinburgh City

    Guy on the left is far better looking than Tam the Bam.
  5. Pyramid 2019/2020

    Have to agree with Rab, he’s over 70 but mentally he’s sharp as a tack. That example you gave is a bit puzzling admittedly.
  6. Pyramid 2019/2020

    Only on tours. Went from local amateurs to highland league. Tayport had an established keeper back then so decided on jeanfield on my return from up north. Beat Tayport who were almost invincible in my first game against them in 93 or 94 I think. Did you play HL then or do you mean on tour with Tayport?
  7. Pars vs Caley Thistle

    That was Mc Cauley’s first start for us and probably because we were down to the bare bones. Signed from Coleraine in the window and has come off the bench late on in the last 4 games. Reaction from the fans has been fairly positive so far, but I think he’s struggling a bit with the pace of the game compared to what he’s used to.
  8. A Photographic History Of Scottish Football

    Saw Collins play for Morton in 1970 in a 2-0 end of season win at Ibrox. I think it was common to call players ‘the wee barra’ back then. Willie Henderson for starters.
  9. Scottish Islands

    Off up to Ullapool Thurs night for the Fri morning sailing to Lewis. Going to a couple of things at the Dark Skies Festival. Have to be back Tuesday night as we have family stuff on Weds. They’ve been having some great weather and snow too but we’ll probably get the usual pish.
  10. Prague

    ^^^^^ 100% this
  11. Directions

    No 3 bus for sure, about 5 every hour. Make sure you go round ikea on the right side, not the left, if you’re not following anybody with a scarf on
  12. East & Lowland U20s Thread

    Wow! I know a lot of folk thought Methil was a tip but they kept that quiet...
  13. Club Licence

    I think that’s spot on. Pitches and floodlights just about covers it. But my point was (and really I should have trimmed your quote to just the final sentence) that if anybody had already been granted derogation in the 6 years of the LL then we would have heard about it.
  14. Club Licence

    I don’t really accept that. I imagine you’ve seen the hotel inspectors episode in Fawlty Towers - it’s similar to that. They inspect the ground/paperwork/whatever, give you a list of actions to take, and give you 3 months* to fix it or your license is refused (or revoked). In Whitehill’s case, having spent over 30k on a perimeter fence, in good faith, the fence was deemed not good enough to prevent people seeing into the ground, so another 3k was needed to fix this. In those circumstances you just burst a gut to get the work done. That’s why nobody has lost their licence, and nobody who is serious about the license has failed to get it. Floodlights are a biggie though, a special case. You can’t just magic them up overnight.
  15. ICTFC 18/19

    No, you’re ok. Certainly beats having all these obsessed county fans creeping about all the time.
  16. ICTFC 18/19

    This is a text from my uncle who used to drink with my late dad in Inverness on occasion. Ok bud, just yanking your chain. It just read as if you asked your mum then asked her again
  17. ICTFC 18/19

    This is a quote from your mum? She had a husband and a wife?
  18. Vale of Leithen

    Ah, Tam! ah, Tam! thou'll get thy fairin'! In hell they'll roast thee like a herrin'!
  19. New development happening at Whitton Park...

    Sun? What’s that? Must be a kind of hail. There was a business plan for the San Fergie but it was knocked back. Difficult to see it arising again tbh. Yes it’s possibly the best away day in the LL.
  20. New development happening at Whitton Park...

    Glad somebody pointed this out. At Whitehill we spoke to a provider of artificial pitches who said virtually the same thing, although to be fair they might have just been saying this in self defence. If anything it should be compared to computer upgrades, e.g. 3.1, 3.2.
  21. Forgotten Players

    Chris Humphrey. After 4 years at Motherwell he went off to Preston NE when seemingly Rangers were interested. A long saga of injuries and half a dozen clubs later, he’s playing with East Kilbride in the Lowland League. Tony Dingwall. If you believe some people north of the Kessock Bridge he was better than Ryan Christie. Now playing for Raith Rovers in Lg 1.
  22. Premier League 2018-19

    Judi Dench = wid.
  23. A Photographic History Of Scottish Football

    Or “Tortolanoyab*****d” as he was affectionately known to the Hibs fans.
  24. The “who am I?” Quiz

    Barry Robson. i thank you. I PLAYED FOR: Aberdeen ICT Hearts St Mirren Loads of diddy clubs. Turn of the century till present day.
  25. Edinburgh City v Rovers

    Took this in yesterday - it was either that or the Hibs. My last visit was the ICT game. The only good thing about Ainslie Park is that you can sit in Milnes Bar till about 2.31 and get a 27 bus right across the road. Made the mistake of going back after the game and it was rammed with English rugby fans. WTF? Thought the result was never in doubt even though Rovers scored first. Big contrast in belief between a team winning every week and one losing. Rovers had a lot of tidy stuff back to middle but nothing up front. Was impressed by Breen and Shepherd. Henderson was obviously going to get his goal eventually. With Thomson and Balatoni you're never going to leak goals. Moved into the stand second half and was surrounded by elderly Rovers fans (are there any other kind?). You have to admire their dedication. And bias, of course. The referee robbed them yesterday. Should have had 3 pelanties.