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Dunfermline Don

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  1. We my team won the league in 1980 it had been 15 years since a non OF team had lifted the title, Killie in 65, and that had seemed like a lifetime. In the 15 years prior to Killies win, titles had been won by Hibs, Hearts, Dundee and Aberdeen. Unfortunately the way the game is set up just now I doubt I will see a team outside of the OF ever win the league again.
  2. The Brazilian Shirt Name is one of my favourite Podcasts at the moment. They pick a game and discuss football, music and social history of the time. The most recent one is the 1964 FA Cup Final in tribute to the Saint.
  3. This appears to be the current policy being adopted by the Scottish Conservatives at the moment!
  4. I remember Greavsie once making a ‘Typical Scottish keepers’ comment once when watching an excerpt of a Celtic game. Then Saint pointed out that Peter Latchford was actually English.
  5. I know that, it shows how poorly run our game is when we have a chance to show that our game is not just about two teams but the rights have been sold to a company that only appeared to be interested in showing games involving certain teams. Promotion of the whole Scottish game and consideration of the fans seems to be an afterthought.
  6. A Scottish final without any of the ‘big’ clubs involved, so it is only natural that BBC1 are showing Palace v Fulham live in Scotland. 🤷🏻‍♂️
  7. Will we now hear a new song at the Euros this summer ‘Two world wars, one World Cup and a vaccine roll out!’ [emoji23][emoji23]
  8. Sportspages used to be a must go shop when living in the Smoke in pre-internet days. I used to buy most of the Scottish fanzines that they had back in the late 80s. I am sure some of them are still in boxes in my folks attic. I wonder if they are worth anything now? [emoji848]
  9. As both Celtic see themselves as a club of Irish heritage and Rangers of British heritage rather than Scottish heritage would either of their sets of fans actually miss being part of the Scottish set up. [emoji848] Surely any U.K. league would also mean a combined national side as well eventually? We all know where the HQ for that would be and where they would probably play their home matches. I am certain that would be a vote winner in the devolved nations! [emoji6]
  10. I saw a friend post this pic on Facebook last night and the amount of people that went on moaning about ‘social distancing and Covid guidance’ was amazing. They soon shut up when he pointed out it was from the win at Murrayfield a few years ago.
  11. I am sure that a threat to a national rugby team playing in Cardiff would also be a boost for Welsh independence.🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 I remember joking to a no voter on Sept 19 in 2014 that FIFA had now asked for the amalgamation of the Scottish and English national sides after the referendum result. For a few minutes they actually believed me and were horrified at the thought! [emoji23]
  12. I am surprised that they haven’t suggested Prince Andrew! Personally if we have to have Royals station here I would prefer Harry and Megan just to see the ‘heads gone’ reaction from the Express/Mail readers.
  13. Much as we may like to moan about the quality of referees in this country and their alleged bias to certain teams. I would prefer that to VAR. Goal line technology should be as far as we go.
  14. I think it’s more a case of her standing socially distanced away from him. With his track record of shaking hands, ignoring his own guidance on travel and having affairs I don’t blame her.
  15. Some people are now trying to raise the dead, either that or they are planning to display his body somewhere!
  16. Shame Bowie is no longer with us. ‘Ground control to Captain Tom!’
  17. Predictably it has to be the 80s. After the disappointment of losing two league cup finals in 79 I finally got to see the Dons win the title at Easter Road in 1980. Cup Finals day in May started to be taken for granted and Europe’s finest also started to fall at our feet. It was also a time when I moved on from going to the games with my Dad to going with my pals. Things could also get a bit ‘tasty’ on the terraces and outside the ground in those days. Moving down to London to work in the late 80s opened up a possibility of going to see a different team every week. In those days you could just turn up at grounds on the day, all ticket games were the exception. Living in South London I was also able to see Wimbledon and Palace both reach Cup Finals. In 1990 I followed the National team to the World Cup before going off to work on cruise ships in July that year. By the time I gave that up in 98 football had totally changed.
  18. Other than the Unionist Parties in Ulster. Has there ever been a party in Eire advocating reunification with the U.K.?
  19. Done. When do my UBI payments start then! [emoji6]
  20. I am an Aberdeen fan, do you really need me to tell you! [emoji23]
  21. I have been lucky enough to witness the Dons glory years in the early/mid 80s before moving down south and watching both local teams Wimbledon and Palace play in FA Cup finals. I would love to have been of age in the 60s to have seen my hometown team winning cups and playing in Europe.
  22. Correct me if I have got this wrong, but did the EU not just attempt to trigger a clause in the deal that they had agreed with the U.K. Whereas the U.K. last year threatened to disregard part of a treaty they had previously agreed with the EU therefore breaking international law at the time. I am not saying that what the EU were doing was right, just that it is a bit hypocritical of the usual British media portrayal of Johnny Foreigner bad.
  23. You have got to remember that everything bad about Brexit will be the EUs fault and any problems as a result of Scotland going independent will be because of the Scots. It is never England’s fault!
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