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invergowrie arab

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  1. 7 hours ago, Dev said:

    ..... so will a "bigger" or a promotion hunting Midlands League club come in for McGrath or the manager in the Transfer Window?

    In any case why should a second place club be denied an opportunity to take part in the Play-Offs if an unlicenced club wins the League? That doesn't happen in England, Wales, etc so why in this situation?

    Because its the rules everyone signed up to 

  2. Absolute garbage today.

    The annoying thing is we went to Parkhead played in their faces and got a great result. Today we stood off let them play and got everything we deserved.

    Niskanen and Clarke have been garbage for at least 3 games but who do you bring in?

    I'm nowhere near thinking the manager is under pressure but losing Fuchs and Siegriest doesn't bear thinking about..

  3. East Craigie have spent the first half of the season playing away from home to get the ground playable. I don't imagine they will be doing any more major works any time soon.

    For those unfamiliar with the ground there is nothing there. Its a grass pitch surrounded by railings and grass banking. No terracing, no cover, no social club and changing room block that looks like a big garden shed 

  4. 5 hours ago, Genuine Hibs Fan said:

    While the reaction to a sexual health survey for teenagers (intending to better understand services in sexual health and abuse protections required by children, which any right thinking society would of course understand as necessary) has been predictably nuts from the country that despite the protestations of the "we're just more progressive than the English" numpties is a socially conservative basket case, the gold medal for making a spectacle of yourself as always goes to big Denise. Well done hen!!



    I have had a great day. I cancelled my DC Thomsons subscription over this and was delighted when they phoned to ask why and I was able to deploy the phrase ignorant moralising. 

  5. 1 hour ago, Thorongil said:

    Please tell me more about Robert Sommyne’s take on Haggerty. I missed that.

    He has deleted his Twitter now so the evidence is gone but went on a massive Subtweet about workplace bullying, being thick as mince, completely out of her depth and all round horrible piece of work.


    I was moved to go and look up what became of commonspace, it seems even their hilarious offshoot finally died this year with this typically overlong, no self awareness word salad.


  6. 37 minutes ago, tamthebam said:

    As a Presbyterian hangover Christmas wasn't that special in Scotland until the early 60s as Hogmanay was the main festival and there will be folk alive who can remember having to work on 25th December

    My mum was born in 1960 and remembers demanding a horse and a doll that could piss itself for her early Christmases so presumably you can go back to the 1950s before non commercialisation and, in Scotland at least, it wasn't because it was a holy day. Quite the opposite it was miserable Presbyterian rejection of feast days and anything else which might be a laugh. 

  7. Add me to the chocolate, booze and peace and quiet club.

    After about 30 anything you want you can buy yourself or it's too expensive to ask someone else to buy.

    Because I'm going to her side for Xmas day and she is working Xmas eve I'll be having my own private Xmas day on Xmas eve. Wake up, champagne and a bacon croissant. Followed by a hefty couple of whiskies and a couple of old films . Down to the local for mid afternoon for a good few hours of pints, whiskies and podcasts and home for a curry and the M.R. James Ghost Stories.

    I'm in tears just thinking about it.


    ETA presuming nobody on here is a 19th century quaker when wasn't Christmas commercialised ? It's always been about the gifts as far as i know going back to the early 80s.

  8. 38 minutes ago, ICTChris said:


    There is about one murder a week of a child in the UK, on average.  That will include teenagers as well but seems shockingly high to me.  Having said that, in the last few days there has been the murder of a 16 year old in Hamilton and a 14 year old in Liverpool maybe I'm niave.



    Take your point, I'm more coming from the PoV that I wouldnt be attributing systemic failures in social services to that many. 

    Walking around London recently I noticed it's getting very like New York with the amount of seriously mentally ill people wandering the streets presumably as social services aren't available.

    It's not quite as bad here but I wouldn't do childrens SW for a million a year given case loads, paperwork and level of responsibility quite apart from what you see.

  9. Robert Somynne spilling the tea on Haggerty on Twitter was a fun day.

    He seems to have disappeared now which is a shame. Michael Gray still active and although he is a good soul he is deeply strange and does that bizarre thing some journalists do of announcing news on their account as if Michal Gray's account is where I'm is where I'm waiting to find out who Scotland got in the world cup playoff. 

  10. Victoria Climbie was 21 years ago and baby P was 14 years ago, Brandon Muuir 12 years ago which would suggest that rather rather a steady stream, its an exceptional occurrence.

    Social Services in England have been absolutely gutted to the point I'm surprised stuff like this doesn't happen more often. Maybe it does.

    Also worth noting the unholy alliance of groups in Scotland who worked tooth and nail to get the Named Person scheme struck down to score a goal against the government.


  11. 15 hours ago, Robert James said:

    Yes, Skye could enter a club into the North Caley League, but it would be more likely that they would enter 1 or 2 of the NCL cup competitions first, as a way of testing the water. Lewis & Harris have done so in recent seasons, but won't consider joining the league whilst covid flourishes

    Stop making stuff up 

  12. 10 minutes ago, Genuine Hibs Fan said:

    In terms of folk I actually think are good Rory is one. His observation here, for instance, is absolutely correct and applicable to both nationalist and unionist critics of the current SNP. His work for the NS is generally good as well even if that has gone down hill 


    True but often too pleased with himself so I'm afraid he is still going to the Ballachulish salt mines 

  13. The traditional print media  tell us all how important and vital they are and that they are a key cornerstone of democracy and how its our civic duty to #buyapaper whilst allowing fucking Bill Leckie and Jenny Hjul to speak their brains.

    Meanwhile actual journalists who are actual cornerstones of democracy like Peter Geoghan have recognised the model is fucked and are doing other things.

  14. As well as developing gender based brain worms McWhirter is very much in the Jim Spence school of yer boring auld da struggling badly with irrelevance.

    The pair of them conservative to the core but think constantly harping on about Thatcher somehow hides this.

    For a lot of pundits social media has been a disaster. Finding out that having an opinion and basic literacy isn't actually unique.

    Articulate engaged young people replying in real time instead of retired army majors writing letters seems to have broken them.


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