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  1. I had thought it was a maximum of 5, but it doesn't say anywhere on the EoSFL website and the wiki page says 6 can go down. Logically, that would have to be possible - HL champion goes up, a L2 club joins the LL, two fall from the LL to the EOS Premier and no-one goes up, two come up from the conferences and so 6 need to be relegated. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021–22_East_of_Scotland_Football_League
  2. Have to call this one the Dolphin Derby. Can there be two teams closer together with a longer distance by road between them? 22.6 miles by road, 3.2 miles as the crow flies.
  3. Not good enough to seriously challenge a West Premier side, no. They've made a good start to the season but it would be a huge shock if it was anything other than a routine win for Talbot.
  4. This member of the Jack Hendry Fan Club is currently watching Charleroi v Club Brugge on Onefootball. Still 0-0: https://onefootball.com/en/match/2219761
  5. You wonder how Warren Gatland feels watching someone beat South Africa in back-to-back matches playing pretty open rugby with lesser resources than he had at his disposal.
  6. In fairness, you get a great view from up there, much better than if you actually pay! With respect you seem to have some kind of ocd or something. It's a decent idea trying to get crowds but really it's all a bit pointless and clubs don't owe you or any anoraks anything , fancy graphics and tables really are ott. You know what else is pointless? Football.
  7. Division B Round 7, Gordon2496 beats Dandies 1983. Good game, you were ahead until you unfortunately left that pawn in the corner exposed. Could have gone either way.
  8. I can't say I agree tbh, three years ago he wasn't good enough for Celtic and there was little reason to think he would become good enough quickly. As for examples of mistakes, I blame Hendry for that goal against the Czech Republic - he attempted a ridiculous shot while he must have known that there wasn't enough cover behind him. It was a terrible mistake for a defender to make, they should always be thinking about what happens if the ball is lost. It's not just the number of mistakes he made, it's how bad they were. I think with experience and coaching he'll cut these out. It's also a different type of defending he was doing last night to what Celtic generally need. He was never going to be isolated, he had his back to goal all the time and there was never time for concentration to drift. Defenders at Celtic could often bring a book with them to stave off boredom, but when they're needed they can't screw up. If he was really that good when Celtic let him go, why was there not interest from bigger clubs that Oostende?
  9. Really? I had a look before, when I was looking for matches to watch illicitly during lockdown, and it didn't seem promising.
  10. The pundit - I think it was Karen Cairney - called Hendry "a rock". Can you imagine trying to get to sleep after getting the better of Messi, Mbappe and Neymar all at once? Unreal stuff. I've thought for a while that he's our most technically capable defender though he's liable to drop a clanger. But centre halves often mature late and that seems to be what's happening with Hendry. I don't blame Celtic for letting him go, what they need in a defender is someone who can have little to do in a game but keep their concentration and not make mistakes. Hendry wasn't that guy then and Celtic couldn't wait. He's developing nicely for Scotland though and I thought he looked real class in the friendly against the Netherlands. Another very pleasing thing from tonight is that I'm sure he'll have no problem replacing Hanley in the middle for the Israel game, maybe with Tierney and McTominay either side (assuming Clarke sticks with a 5 for that game).
  11. Anybody know why it's always pronounced "Bruges" though it's in Flanders and the club's name is spelled Brugge? I googled it and it said it's pronounced Bruges in English, but I couldn't find why.
  12. Really enjoyed that first half in Bruges. Classic example of a hyped-up home side with a noisy support in a tight stadium overachieving against a team of superstars.
  13. Every time I try and discuss real things on this site I quickly realise it's a waste of time. I'll head back to the football now. Those people want to come here, btw.
  14. Good point. While Verstappen was more technically at fault, Hamilton could have easily given him another metre and avoided the incident altogether. Same at Silverstone - Hamilton was at fault but Verstappen just had to open his hands a little. If the two of them want to go knock-for-knock all season then fine, but I think spectators and viewers want them both to stay on the track to the end. A little collective punishment might do them both good, though I can't see it happening.
  15. Or we should keep bringing them in from other countries, like we've been doing all along. The idea that there is enough suitably capable people willing and able to train as doctors and nurses in the UK, for that pay and with those hours, is probably very wrong anyway.
  16. They're all for free speech, except when it makes them sad.
  17. I will never, ever understand why anyone cares where their nurse comes from. Do you not just want them to be good? Do they need to know all the words to God Save The Queen as well?
  18. Yes, then extended it all round so everyone had cover. In post-renovation pictures you can see the new inner ring clearly.
  19. It's incredibly important to note that it's NOT "mainly" women who are opposed to gender recognition and self ID. This is factually wrong. It's mainly men. It's older people rather than younger, and it's right more that left. Trans people present no more danger to women than gay people do to children or black men do to white women. It's nothing but bullshit bogeyman stories and you're damn right I look down on the people who choose to believe it.
  20. Do you see every issue through the prism of constitutional politics? Because it's completely irrelevant how the UK government feel about it. I'm supposed to side with transphobes because it might help the cause of independence (which I don't believe it will), which might be slightly better for gender recognition (though almost all of it is devolved)? When the reality is that the only reason we're going to get GRA reform is because the people you regard as splitters have stuck to their guns? I'm fine with there being a rift in the independence camp. It's too big to have one set of values, same as the unionist camp includes both the Labour Party and the Brexit Party. But if you really want unity in the independence camp, how about you ask the transphobes to shut the fk up? Unionists are just my opponents. Transphobes are my enemies.
  21. I have good friends who are unionists. I respect their opinions though I don't agree with them. I wouldn't piss on a transphobe if they were on fire, and I couldn't care less what they think about constitutional politics. Same goes for racists, sexists, homophobes or whatever. I know who my enemies are.
  22. Just three bros, drinking from red cups in the office at 8.45 on a Tuesday morning. The replies are magnificent, as one would expect.
  23. That was constantly annoying, and it's been going all the whole tournament. It sounds exactly the same as a let.
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