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Everything posted by ShaggysBeard

  1. Some sources have this. Guess it's some sort of out of date system they use with the number change. I'm sure BBC even did the other week. Quite disappointed the team isn't pretty much unchanged.
  2. I'm android and you can when you unselect rated.
  3. The fixtures posted are using chess.com usernames.
  4. Just by chance I sent you an invite for a friendly last night. I'd put random white/black. If it's set up with you as white then great if not just reject it and set one up one with you as white. @GordonS
  5. A couple of months ago YouTube had me going from learning the way the horse moves to videos along the lines of "the trap that catches out all GMs" and "win in 8 moves". After a month of getting nowhere I stopped YouTube and got a couple of books aimed at beginners. I reckon OTB with people that know what they're doing would be best.
  6. That'll be you facing 1. d4 every league game now.
  7. Murder at this. Only took the game up in the post Christmas lockdown, seems to be a time when the chess world is obsessed with cheap bait and opening traps aimed at bullet and blitz. Always tempted into these before finishing a proper development.
  8. Low on daily games if anyone is looking for one? cols407
  9. It's me that's sent you a daily invite. Anyone else wanting a wee game it's cols407
  10. I'll give you a friendly. My first wee shot at daily format?
  11. What do you need from me to get involved? Chess.com username: cols407 and never played daily so unrated for daily.
  12. Is the chess league starting up again? cols407 on chess.com if anyone wants a friendly. I normally play 30 min rapid so the daily play will be a new thing to try.
  13. They are after the wrong centre half then. Watson far superior.
  14. I thought Raith Rovers were excellent. Dunfermline all over the place, manager clutching at straws, but it was the best performance we've seen in opposition this season. Loanees have long been an irritation of mine. Over reliant to the extreme this season. 5 out of 11 (6 really but I'll discount Wighton). They can help plug gaps throughout the season but if a team is starting games with a midfield completely compiled of loanees I reckon that's a strong indicator of poor management.
  15. £1 a tooth. Was 50p for me. Follows the inflating price of a panini sticker pack. Which is what my eldest uses his tooth fairy money on, as did I.
  16. Na, the ref is bound to the rules. Bit of stupidity from McManus. I think the rule is to protect sponsorship and stop players hiding the sponsor at the moments when they are l most likely to be filmed and photographed rather than anything crowd related.
  17. Still winning games and scoring goals while the two strikers are struggling to form any sort of partnership, if they somehow click then we could be looking at a really decent side. Imagine getting booked for an over exuberant celebration in an empty stadium 😂
  18. McCracken's post match interview was worrying. Sounds like if Falkirk go behind and a team tries to make things difficult for them then McCracken hasn't got much up his sleeve to try and find a way back into the game.
  19. While O'Hara was a little off it. He's was still able to get into situations where he could score goals, still good signs there for him. Managed the game well and the substitutes all did well coming on. Just keep giving Dom Thomas the ball and there's going to be chance after chance created.
  20. I was looking at Shamrock Rovers recently with them playing AC Milan and thought their manager's name, Stephen Bradley, was ringing a bell for me. He was on loan at Dunfermline during a season I would have been at certainly every home game and most away games but can't for the life of me remember him. Paul Fenwick was another when he was playing regularly for Hibs that I didn't put it together that he was the same guy that was at Dunfermline in the 90s.
  21. I didn't think he looked interested in doing too much running off the ball and chasing things down. On the ball I thought he looked good. We've likely been spoiled watching the work rate of Kevin Nisbet every week. That's a side of Nisbet's game that McManus will replace, hopefully his goals can be replaced between McManus and O'Hara.
  22. Ross McArthur was practically giddy in that interview. Even though he said there's not to be dramatic changes to player wages or anything like that he did confirm that this investment did allow the flurry of 2 year deals and O'Hara's 3 year deal early in the summer. I'm not sure I agree that the club hit the ceiling for the fan owned model on the pitch, possibly in the background developing and maintaining revenue streams that we're not privy to.
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