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L. Brilliant

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  1. On 08/03/2023 at 13:42, coprolite said:

    Can were largely before my time but i seem to have missed them out of the "old" music i like until last week. God knows why, what i've heard so far has been fantastic and very varied. Any Can fans got any recommendations? 


    Can't go wrong with Tago Mago or Monster Movie, but a non-Can tip would be Faust IV if you haven't already heard that


    And a bit more of a stretch but why not Popul Vuh as well


  2. 3 minutes ago, welshbairn said:

    Or maybe Canadians who have played in the SPFL at some time in their careers? You're probably right though, I only half heard a snippet of the conversation.

    Good shout, Arfield, De Vos, Zanatta, the big boy Hearts had, Nick Dasovic, Paul Fenwick... plus anyone from after 2002 who i've automatically not heard of 

  3. On 14/11/2022 at 09:20, charger29 said:

    England are evens to beat Iran at William Hill (max £10 bet).
    Though they do seem to play poorly in the first match of major tournaments iirc.

    I fancy Qatar to get out their group tbh. Mexico as well.

    Iran will be really stuffy and probably on a world record win bonus to beat the US again, but something's really wrong if England don't beat them. EVS is pretty good.

    Qatar could probably get enough help and be prepared enough to keep the Ecuador game tight...enough to get a win is itself quite a big call.  Then they have to get a draw with Senegal (look at Senegal's XI), and then Senegal have Ecuador in the 3rd game and likely just need to better Qatar's result against them?  I'm of the same mind as you in theory but it needs to be pretty long odds.




  4. On 13/11/2022 at 17:04, welshbairn said:

    I fancy Canada ..... Heard today on Off the Ball that they have something like 13 SPFL players in their squad! Might have misheard...

    To me that seems closer to the total SPFL players at the tournament?  Only Wotherspoon in for Canada (no Arfield or Zanatta etc)


  5. There may well be a secondary issue with overseas players and work permits but there's a major reset of the footballer labour market in the UK this summer. Inflation affects footballers too, and given that most are on 1 or 2 year contracts, a huge proportion are reassessing what they are worth in GBP (with agents in their ears I assume). I don't think the Rovers put season ticket prices up so something has to give.  

    Players at our level are likely looking one level further down the English league than they would have a year ago, unless they're happy with a real terms pay cut - like the one you are currently enjoying, versus inflation.

    We're not the only club in a poor state of readiness for the start of the league. Clubs will have to be very shrewd indeed to avoid some overall drop in quality or consistency. IMO.

  6. If there is already something to this effect in the Heardle thread... sorry.   It's probably old news that are loads of these springing up; the source code seems to be available in the 'info' section on each site, if you are inclined to make your own.  That kind of thing is beyond me though.

    If there are any replies with others I'll try to add them to this post here and there. 


    https://nin-heardle.glitch.me/ (Nine Inch Nails)

    https://takeoasis.glitch.me/ (REM)






  7. On 14/06/2022 at 08:56, KirkySuperSub said:

    Not directly gig related, but I was in Berkeley studios last night with my band rehearsing and was pretty impressed to see that Nine Inch Nails were in at the time, preparing to rehearse for their gig at the O2 Academy tomorrow night...never seen a band with so much gear in all my life

    Gig was really tremendous 

    Did you see the man himself dotting about?

  8. 13 minutes ago, Jilted John said:


    I think the board are probably just trying to show transparency and that they are following a correct process. Adverts like that probably wouldn’t have been made public had we had faith in the board. 

    I don't remember seeing a vacancy for CEO before we appointed one.  

  9. 6 minutes ago, Nairney said:

    I think the fact the he managed to give this interview shows the level of influence anyone at the club has…

    Or he’s surrounded by people who are too scared, or too beholden to him, to voice an opinion.


    Kind of what I'm getting at, it might be easier for those people to stay very quiet - so any person or group with a platform who can challenge them to align with, or disown, Sim's position should really do so.

    I'm sure we'd all want to know what the new chairman's position is.

  10. There are a vocal minority of bitter, angry wee guys who think what they want is a club that doesn't care who it upsets or excludes. Same guys will be raging that all the folk who don't think that club is for them are no longer buying tickets, strips, or bringing their kids. 

    Yes there's a big sponsor for next season. Can you look any further than that? It's going to be severely diminishing returns if Sim's stance is allowed to define us as that wee angry guy club.



  11. 52 minutes ago, dysartrovers said:
    1 hour ago, Ro Sham Bo said:
    Was that the game under Nicholl in the 90s? Possibly against Airdrie in the 2nd promotion season?

    It think it was the Scottish cup quarter final game against them when we lost 4-1 in 94-95 season

    Yeah and it emerged the guy came from Glenboig or Glenbogle or something, which as it turns out when you locate it on a map is, approximately, Airdrie

  12. Can't really win though. If Sim pays for this or that, then if A) it's public, then we encourage big-man-dependency which is the ruin of any number of clubs, but if B) it's not announced, then those more cautiously minded will make negative assumptions about the club's liabilities.

    While we're so far from sustainability we are going to need 'investment' ie gifts on a scale that itself discourages the fanbase from taking responsibility for the eventual sustainability. 

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