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Archie McSquackle

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  1. I'm a regular visitor to Mid-Argyll but only found out about the Taynish National Nature Reserve run by Scottish Natural Heritage last year. It's a fairly small peninsula with rainforest and an oak wood. The scenery is absolutely stunning and quite other-worldly.
  2. Really sad news. Surprised he was only 54. "Lovely bit of squirrel" always raises a smile when we're having a chicken dinner. Now with a bit of added poignancy.
  3. Really enjoyed that episode. There's easily scope for a 30minute interview with Craig Brown to be screened. I thought the forfeit was for Sked to wear the Hibs top for the whole episode? Anyway, his bluster was quite amusing considering how far he was behind.
  4. Yip, John Boyle had a snidey whisper in his ear after the game and they had to be split up. Broon was at Aberdeen by the that point and the split was a bit acrimonious (obviously at boardroom level as well). Anyway, just watching this on catch-up - George is a bit pricey at £10 a haircut!
  5. Belgian Brown Abbey beer Tongerlo from my Beer 52 Belgian box. Mmm, a bit disappointing to be honest - a bit lacking and isn't a patch on Leffe Brun. Was going to patch Beer 52 but thought I'd give the Belgian box a go. Been fairly disappointed with it as I know there's cracking Belgian beers out there.
  6. And the subsequent manager sacking. Chick Young was pretty much reporting it as a riot which was laughable although he had previous for a game at St. Mirren. Extremely heavy-handed policing made mountains out of molehills on both occasions.
  7. Nobody else drinking today? I'm off tomorrow and my wife's away so catching up on Sportscene and AVFTT. Had a few others but just finished an ever popular Disco Forklift Truck and moving onto an Orkney Dark Island accompanied by a Ben Bracken Islay 16yo (What an overhead kick that is, by the way).
  8. Yeah, I can't believe such a thorough OP didn't mention the 1991 cup tie(s). I'm hoping to get through without extra time and penalties on this occasion. How are Morton doing these days? Any time I've heard OAM recently the commentator has been moaning about how turgid their games are. To be fair, a few of them have been Chick Young and we've not had a shortage of games that would make your eyes bleed this season.
  9. I'm told Hillhoose has improved since the short-lived child curfew days of the 90's. It has to be chicken when choosing pakora but, as mentioned, it's a bit much for a starter - I prefer chicken chaat (is that taking the discussion off on a dangerous new tangent)?
  10. You can book me on that train as well, I really enjoy Ferguson's enthusiasm. My dad was in hospital for an overnight stay and really appreciated Ferguson's delighted coverage of Motherwell's 6-6 draw with Hibs. Said his excitement really came over. Yes, his reports at half and full time can come across a wee bit stilted but I don't think he's comfortable reading out a written report. He was at the same school as me (a few years ahead of me) and I've heard him say he in interviews that he really didn't try a leg and he was probably playing at a time before players were getting media training. His enthusiasm still makes him by far the best of the bunch though.
  11. I was one of those celebrating in the stand behind the goals that day. If P&B had been around in those days I don't think I'd have been able to take my eyes off the thread although the various Rangers supporters coming on to thank us would have stuck in the craw. Unfortunately it wasn't on the go and I doubt even Steelmen Online's predecessor WellTrustfc.net (I think) was around. Strange to think the guy who ran that is now our Chief Exec. Not many clubs have a fan who's risen through the ranks in that way.
  12. I don't see the red dot shenanigans described on here as I generally use the mobile app version which doesn't seem to include them (unless I'm missing something). As a Motherwell supporter, our threads are usually reasonably civil (and recently curry orientated) which probably explains our lack of mentions on this thread. Anyway, we're playing Morton in the next round of the cup so going by some comments on here we should maybe expect some fireworks.
  13. Fair enough. To be honest, I wasn't convinced on first taste but it grew on me. I find some of the really rich cherry beers too sweet and almost like a cherryade although I do like the Bacchus Kriek. Anyway, wine tonight and this Portuguese red was very drinkable.
  14. Didn't realise they'd drawn the next round as well. If we get to the quarter finals then I suppose you've got to expect draws like that. Although Kilmarnock or St. Mirren are likely to get to the semi-finals without playing a top 6 side.
  15. I understand your point but Sportscene can have its advantages like multiple camera angles and slow motion replays of incidents which you don't get elsewhere. If I'm going to watch it then I'll record it and watch with liberal use of the fast forward button.
  16. And this red fruity Belgian number. Some of these can be too sweet for my liking but this was lovely. Strangely only 3.6% for a Belgian fruit beer.
  17. Belgian Saison from Beer 52. Very nice, like a slightly lighter Leffe.
  18. I like it and yes, I did recognise the name from the books! I've had a few before from my local Asda (much to the surprise of someone on here- I think it was Bairnardo). Reminds me a wee bit of Brooklyn lager in that it's more of an ale taste than a lager.
  19. Going to bed now but a nice range of well known beers tonight with a couple of Belgian beers from my Beer 52 delivery. The Kveik was an alright IPA but I didn't expect the Belgian Dubbel to be a stout (probably my lack of Flemish) but it was magnificent.
  20. Less than 48 hours to go and no thread? I would have loved to have gone through the usual ticket scramble shenanigans that comes with this sort of game and then made a day of it but it's not to be. Ppv being offered at £12 though. No idea what to expect from Fortmartine - just hoping we don't do a Hearts (or Albion Rovers).
  21. A few drinks of this tonight. Unfortunately I noticed the thumb hole in the bottom means there's a lot less left than I thought. Gorgeous stuff.
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