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  1. In that 150 years we have never once gone on a run deep into a major tournament like the aforementioned Wales run in 2016 etc. You can make the argument about qualifying for 8 team euros and 16 team World cups but I don't think its the same. Getting papped out in the first round doesn't generate the same excitement. This is remarkable for a country of our footballing history in terms of it being our national sport, our overall qualification record and some of the notable players we have produced over the years. Of course you could say based on the fact we've not done it yet, that it's just around the corner. Maybe we will uncover a world class striking talent who will score at will for the national team and take us to the semis of the next World Cup. But maybe not.
  2. First team fixtures take priority over kids tournaments, so if we need to draft some of them in then we should do it. Doubt sitting on the bench will affect them much and if they need to come on then I guess they sit out the semi.
  3. Surprised more people aren't talking about this. It's not hyperbole to say that people will quite literally freeze to death next winter as a result of this if things continue on their current trajectory.
  4. Aye that's lunacy. I like the news quiz etc but am I going to go to the trouble of switching to BBC Sounds as opposed to it just appearing on my podcast app? No.
  5. Sounds like your mate has been watching too much Black Mirror. But also yes, sign me up.
  6. Did he not recently have covid as well? Maybe still affecting him slightly?
  7. I'm sure that was supposed to be a temporary change. Remember some chat relatively recently about liquid compatible scanners coming in that would finally allow you to take a bottle of water you may have purchased outwith the airport on board again. Not flown for a couple of years for obvious reasons but you still couldn't do it last time I flew. Right pain in the arse tbh. I must've been in 1st or 2nd year, don't think we got told about it at school but I remember turning the telly on when I got in and seeing the rolling footage. I had a paper round at the time and remember the pictures of the explosions on all of the front covers. I also recall waking up to news on the radio that we had bombed Iraq a few weeks (or months?) later. Nievely found that quite exciting at first.
  8. Ireland were undoubtedly elevated up a level by having a genuine top class forward in Robbie Keane for 20 years. Obviously they had other decent players but you can't overstate the difference made by having someone you can hang your hat on to score every second game. Stating the obvious I guess there but I doubt they would've had the number of qualifications they did in recent years without him and will now struggle (as we do) due to the lack of a goalscorer.
  9. New Zealand going back into lockdown after a single case detected in Auckland....
  10. Why does anyone need a gun? Is it time to completely outlaw all firearms except for a very small number of occupations who are allowed to keep specific types of firearms for justifiable reasons? I guess farmers need them so they can shoot vermin maybe but even then is that necessary? How often does a farmer need to use his gun? Is a pump action shotgun required for this or can you do it with something lower powered and more time consuming to reload? Genuine question as I have no idea. Who else would justifiably need to own a gun? Get rid of gun clubs, target shooting, clay pigeon etc. Bit shite if that's your hobby I guess but at the end of the day if thats what it takes to reduce the risk of stuff like this even further then maybe its time.
  11. Was there not a lot of dodgy commentary in the mainstream red tops in the lead up to Charlotte Church's 16th as well? Mad to think this sort of thing was socially acceptable in the early 2000s.
  12. Something else I miss is a draught pint of Tennents. Which is completely ridiculous because I know its chemical pish water and I rarely drunk it when I lived in Scotland but now because I can't get it I make a point of drinking almost exclusively whenever I do go home.
  13. Well aye that is the case for now. I mean hypothetically if I moved back in the near future I'm not sure where I'd put my vote. As I said at the end of the post not something I'll need to worry about at the moment. I could see myself living in Scotland again at some point and therefore I still take an interest in things going on at home but obviously can't complain too much as it doesn't affect me directly.
  14. You could be right and this might not necessarily be a bad thing. The problem in Scotland is that so much is now split down the constitutional question and so if you are pro independence then the SNP are the only show in town outwith the smaller fringe parties. Difficult to break the SNP hold on power though I mean we all saw what happened with the Alba party (lunatics admittedly without even going into the Salmond issue). Some actual competition for them from another strong party on the same side of the independence debate would be good for all concerned IMO. Easier said than done though and I don't know if someone like Cherry is the best person for the job but then I don't see too many candidates out there.
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