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  1. Mine also. Beautiful summer evening, lots of drama and a wall of seeth between the Airdrie and Partick fans who were seperated by a thin column of empty seats.
  2. A significant part of Smith's contribution last year was his willingness to track back, win the ball in our half and then start the next attacking move. That comfortably outweighed his lack of goals in my opinion.
  3. It usually seems to work the other way. We look good in pre-season and early cup comp but then start getting our arse handed to us when league business commences.
  4. Yeah but there has been a whole 24 hours since we last speculated on the subject on here, and the lack of any news in the intervening timeframe is obvious proof that it's not happening.
  5. I need to see the red one on something other than a red background before I judge. Anyone have decent photoshop skills?
  6. Does he address any deficiencies in the current squad or his he just increased cover? Might as well stick on the link: https://www.airdriefc.com/2021news/200714/Defender-Mbayo-agrees-terms
  7. I assume faux outrage sells more papers these days. As far as I can tell, Robert is signed to play in the first team as a replacement for one of last season's squad (Smith/Ryan?) who choose to move to another club, so it's entirely possible that the decision to suspend the youth academy is nothing to do with his signing and much more to do with the fact that clubs have much less money this season. That said, it would be too much to expect a sports journalist who's stock in trade is discussing greivance to acknowledge that.
  8. That's because once you stay at the Tudor you never want to leave.
  9. Obviously your input was what clinched it.
  10. I can’t help acknowledging you got one thing right? Guilty, your honour.
  11. Good point. I missed the fact that when you said “the courts will decide” you implicitly accepted that the other SPFL clubs might not actually bear any responsibility towards Partick / Hearts that they would currently be trying to “deflect”.
  12. So no other option apart from the other option. Thanks for clarifying that. I'm not sure who "you" is since I'm not an SPFL club but, regardless of whether the clubs thought it through and therefore anticipated Hearts/Particks reaction, it doesn't make taking legal action any more or less of a dick move. Again, I'm not an SPFL club, but when you're asking what their collective responsibility will be you might want to be open to the realistic possibility that the answer to that question is "f*ck all".
  13. No you weren't. Your team chose to do it. Maybe, they did think it through, saw what Partick and Hearts would do and still thought it was the right course of action. They have no responsibility to save you from relegation. Beyond that, there isn't much to discuss.
  14. Define "realistic" with your Doncaster head on and then, with swapping your Budge head on, decide whether you're willing to accept it when, really, what you want is relegation to be cancelled. I love the utter certainty with which you make all of these predictions.
  15. Imagine that you're Ann Budge and then define "reasonable". While you're at it, imagine you're the chair of one of the clubs in play off positions, watching while relegated teams receive offers of compensation while your team isn't and then think how you're planning to respond.
  16. What's my point? Well you ignored it but the main point was that no-one "forced" Hearts and Partick to launch a legal action. They chose to. The incidental point you seem to be responding to is the fact that this court action is throwing the start of the new season into doubt at a time when clubs will be trying to figure out their budgets and plan accordingly. Any delay will impact revenue and cashflow position and that will, in turn, impact when and if clubs are able to pay the wages of the players that they need to sign for next season. I can't imagine anyone being so naive that they would fail to make the connection.
  17. I love the way that Thistle and Hearts have absolutely no agency in this worldview of yours. When clubs voted against reconstruction it left them with absolutely no choice except, perhaps, accepting their relegation and just getting on with planning for 2020/21, the same way that clubs who missed out on promotion (via 1st place or play offs) took their medicine like big boys.
  18. It isn’t proven that there is a general consensus that those 3 don’t deserve to be relegated. In here it seems to be the consensus with Stranraer and Patrick fans (and the odd Falkirk fan who sees the solution of reconstruction as a way of getting back to the Championship) but I’m guessing the rest of us are either ambivalent or see it as the correct outcome. No-one is saying much about Cove or Dundee Utd because it seems to be the settled view that those promotions are justified. Raith is more controversial but we’re all bored debating that one.
  19. Dundee Utd, Raith & Cove Rangers will 'robustly defend' right to promotion https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53111932 So it sounds like Budge is trying to force the null and void option.
  20. Which begs the question of where the money is coming from.
  21. Why? Because the HYS section of the BBC website is the most toxic shitpool of arsehole opinions known to humankind and it'll turn into a debate about Rangers' tax affairs within seconds.
  22. You want a HYS section under this? Are you f*cking mental?
  23. The crisis part refers to folk dying in their thousands, not the bit where the season was concluded with games still to be played. That’s pretty trivial in the grand scheme of things.
  24. I assume those are the outcomes you consider sensible. Any object reason that the approach the member clubs voted for isn’t sensible?
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