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Archie McSquackle

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  1. On 2/17/2018 at 11:39, The Chlamydia Kid said:

    I fancy Verona mate. Just don’t know whether to go sat or Sunday.

    Having checked back, the train was only about an hour and a quarter from Milan so a lot quicker than I remembered. The station was about a 20 minute walk to the centre but it was a broad tree-lined street and a nice walk. There was a small tourist train which our (younger)kids liked and it let's you see around the place and get your bearings before you explore yourself. As well as the arena we went up the Torre di Lamberti in Piazza di Signori which had great views at the top.

  2. Oh and age-wise, she's older than mine but I suppose it's whatever she's in to. She might be too old for aquaria but the castle and the area of the park around it are nice for a quiet stroll around if you fancy a break from the busy city. Verona has the whole Romeo and Juliet thing going on if she's interested in that. I found it a bit mental but you can rub the statue of Juliet's boob for luck!

  3. I think it's about 1 and a half to 2 hours so it would be a day trip so I suppose it depends how long you're in Milan. The trains were good though and reasonably priced and we enjoyed the journey as we got to see a bit more of Italy. Just watch you don't get one of the trains that stops at every station. Even if you don't go to Verona you should visit the station itself - it's incredible, even the subway part of it (above ground anyway).

  4. As others have said the area around the Duomo is really nice. Spectacular inside (as is the galeria shopping arcade to the side of the square) and you can a little bit extra to go up on the roof although we didn't have time for that.

    What age is your kid? We visited in the summer of 2016 when going to Lake Garda and took the kids to the large park to the west of the city centre which contains the Castello Forza and an aquarium, both of which were pretty decent.

    Trains were really good and if you've got time Verona is worth a visit if you're interested in architecture and the Roman arena.

    And don't be surprised to see Tennents Super in bars and restaurants!

  5. Both sides were pretty well matched and had a number of chances but it came down to who managed to take some chances and fortunately we did. Both Ciftci and Moussa missed sitters at the same front post and I'll be interested to see if Kipre actually was offside for our early disallowed goal. Hopefully BBC will have it as one of their featured games as there was plenty to show and it gets more than the 57 seconds or whatever we got of the Accies game.

  6. While I don't agree with the principle of the proposals anyway, surely it fails on the merits of the clubs involved. Celtic have been fairly dominant at U-21 level in recent years (although I don't think they won the league last season) but Rangers haven't performed well at all at that level in recent years and even withdrew from the league to follow their own agenda.

    If this is such a brilliant idea then, to play devil's advocate, perhaps it should be Hibs and Ross County (for example) put forward.

  7. McGhee's final gift to the club, thanks for that, Mark.  For all his many faults,  all grounded in the fact that he's a bumptious ball-headed balloon, at least he didn't lower himself to going nuts at players for being held up by a fatal crash. 
    Tommy Wright proves the theory - you can do a hundred things right but you'll always be remembered for the one time you were a total w**k. 

    The thing is, when we signed Jules on loan, most people thought it was a promising signing. Scotland U-21, big and powerful- sounds good. How were we to know?

    As manager though, maybe McGhee should have known.

  8. They tried to go to Pat not long after I got back to the car. They may have already gone to him for a report just after the final whistle but I doubt it as they had Rangers to talk about. Surely a major part of being the match reporter is you provide a match report after the game? As much as they were laughing and joking about it, he should be getting his arse kicked for that.

  9. Disgusted by the lack of Central Park in the top 30.  The only ground in Scotland to have a gravestone (I imagine).  Give me this over sitting in a 1 stand stadium anyday.

    Yes it's a shit hole but it's my shit hole.  You can get a cracking view from the terracing and the noise that can be generated in the old stand is fantastic.  Is it the only wooden stand left in Scottish football?
    It's not changed a bit
    Ayr a deserved winner though.  

    The main stands at Firhill, Fir Park and I think Tannadice as well are all still wooden. I'm sure there will be a few others as well. Possibly Pittodrie?

  10. Peter kjaer

    Jared hodgkiss

    Johnny Hayes

    Josh walker

    Ryan jack

    Ash Taylor

    Fernando ricksen

    John brown

    David Robertson

    Mark Hateley

    Piere van hooijdonk

    Andres thom

    Cammy Smith

    Craig storie

    Colin hendry

    Steve Fulton

    Frank sauze

    Shivuti (Motherwell)

    Pat mcginly

    Chic charnley

    Andreas Mayer

    Calvin Zola

    Dundee utd 2010-2015

    Josh magennis

    Zander diamond

    I can understand most of these but Eliphas Shivute? I really can't think of anything remotely controversial or contentious he did in his short spell with Motherwell.

  11. On 08/09/2017 at 18:43, MJC said:

    I've always found Kilmarnock to be a bit of an irritation over the years. They are a similar sized club to ourselves and we both take points off each other on a season by season basis and the games are never classics but they had a knack of nicking late winners at Fir Park in games we'd outplayed them in, usually to win 2-1 (the dear old FP scoreboard must have had a specific 'Motherwell 1 Kilmarnock 2 screen going the amount of times it displayed that scoreline) as they often did in the late 90s through the the 00s so that always made it sweeter whenever we beat them. The fact that they've managed to bag both domestic Cups since we last won anything irks as well.

    The games that stick out are the unexpected 5-0 romp under Malpas, the 'Dick Turpin' defeat, us winning 1-0 down there to kick off the 2003 Cup run and then going back there the following midweek and losing 0-1 after Dunbourdeau conceded a late penalty by heidering a Killie player.


    I thought Dubourdeau inexplicably elbowed him. It was The Flask that heedered someone (although I maintain the contact was minimal and the ref was conned).

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