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About Officer Barbrady

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  1. Edinburgh City

    Have the Welsh ever been asked the question, "do you wish to be an independent country?", and then refused the opportunity?
  2. Edinburgh City

    Define "Scottish", please?
  3. Clyde vs Albion Rovers

    Seems Broadwood astro is the new Bletchley Park. At least foreign spies are usually being paid for providing information. Could we reign in the exclusives, even just once? I see them only helping our opponents.
  4. The Clyde FC 2018-19 Thread

    I'd argue that after Saturday, Lamont and Boyle's two spots my be under threat. Perhaps Nicoll is equally deserving of a start as Ally is.
  5. The Clyde FC 2018-19 Thread

    Thanks, very comprehensive and not too dissimilar to our last decade either. The problem i see with Trusts taking the mantle is their very idealism contradicts with all basic common sense. Firstly its duty is to its members, which is a different thing entirely from the club despite its very ethos. Naturally you'll want these guys out the door, new park or not, but then you're left with a sub-committee of dozens if not hundreds, headed by a handful who might know what they're doing, and that might not be for the best either, despite any early good intentions. You say the old chair chucked it, and with him went a particular method of funding, we sure can empathise there. However, replacing that from a Trust PoV where the first matter would be 'safeguarding' the club from further debts, and future bogeymen who stand to be accused of ulterior motives from such Bolshevik organisations (potentially eventually having to sell the stadium or such like, if necessary - i di hope not) from our experience shifts from owners/chairmen throwing their children's inheritance at some glory days to much acclaim from excited fans, to simply people's time and well-meaning mother-goosery becoming the People's Champions, regardless of what happens as the club hurtles down the way due to the lack of business skills among these Trust members, or perhaps very active skills in driving the club on a 'different' path, but ultimately neither putting up nor raising a substantial amount to keep the club in its former comforts, but even then only if everyone else chips in - this unfortunately is their terribly sad reality. The original Clyde Trust was geared towards giving us "the club we want", and it was up to us to fund it, staff it, the lot. I'd strongly advise any clubs, our (mutual) size or not, to be very careful of where that road can lead to.
  6. The Clyde FC 2018-19 Thread

    I personally didn't suspect Dumbarton of having investment, just canny management of a decent few gates against 2012, Hearts and Hibernian. And even at those, with max gates of around 2,000, it wouldn't have lasted long. Moonster, what structure to Dumbarton actually have at the club? Sounds a familiar tale of fans rallying round, shaking one another upside down to see what falls out etc, is there a movement for a supporters' group to get involved, or is that not a step required at the minute?
  7. The Clyde FC 2018-19 Thread

    Stopped reading at East Stirling. Seek help for that, Sir. The QP thing may stand an historical point, but it would be pure romanticism to consider it relevant in the modern, ie professional and organised, era. Besides, Hamilton took only seven years to go from D3 to the SPL. Its not unthinkable for anyone, and those bashing the discussion are in my eyes a symptom of the deep psychological problems regarding success and its management that is rife in the game and in the country at large.
  8. The Clyde FC 2018-19 Thread

    This, a hundred times. I think a "realistic" 3-5 year target, could see a level of consolidation somewhere alongside the likes of Morton, ICT, QotS, Raith, Ayr & Ross Co (when the wheels eventually fall off for they two) and maybe Airdrie (if they sort things out as well) like we did in the early 2000s. In terms of gates, our location doesn't hinder the prospect of healthy attendances, and an overall average figure of 2,000 shouldn't be either laughed or sneered at. There would be an inevitable improved quality of player, and a more atmpospheric setting encouraging not only the semi-regulars along more often who StU refers to, for whom there may be actual matches to look forward to instead of working the weekend or any other miscellaneous activity, but also an increased attraction for neutrals and therefore potential new fans. If an Alloa, Arbroath or Dumbarton were to take turns at bottom-feeding that, and the likes of Dundee Utd and either Falkirk or Dunfermline replace Accies and Livi to redress the proper balance of clubs as per their size, i'd call that a very strong Tier 2 to be a part of. Initially, of course. After the 5th year, i'd be expecting us to be trying to win it.
  9. The Clyde FC 2018-19 Thread

    To be fair, only one poster has suggested this as a target we should aim for. And it's not mutually exclusive to the kind of success or growth of the club, to the extent that not having these phantom thousands would determine anything remotely linked to the subject matter. If that WAS what we brought in, in the home end, it would be a different matter altogether.
  10. The Clyde FC 2018-19 Thread

    Yes, they're rom the same place you pluck the humourous gags about any misfortune we endure. I never said we didn't ask for it. I withdraw my previous remark, clearly you're the Simon of the Rock. If things get REALLY bad, and by that i mean being bottom-feeders like we were, how much of your current support do you believe would be retained? That, after all was used as a barometer of why i believe us to be a bigger and more important club than Dumbarton.
  11. The Clyde FC 2018-19 Thread

    No wonder we're getting the c**t taken out of us by bloody Dumbarton fans. At least he has the grace not to rub in just how pish everyone bar Marko was, when Barry the Boaby kept on raiding them.
  12. The Clyde FC 2018-19 Thread

    Three years ago, being "realistic" meant we couldn't compete at the right end of the league as we were. Are you ever going to learn that this is a watchword for sociopaths to gain your trust and confidence?
  13. The Clyde FC 2018-19 Thread

    You'll notice that the bawbags responsible for such crimes against the sport have been quiet about the individuals concerned when presented with an actual team, for a change. You're taking a bit of a gamble, taunting the club that's about to replace yours next season, are you not?
  14. The Clyde FC 2018-19 Thread

    Arguing amongst ourselves about who's to blame for us being pish, mostly. I don't see any revelling except from those who believed the lies of a Napoleonesque dictator, who thankfully have now all buggered off from the public gaze.
  15. The Clyde FC 2018-19 Thread

    I wouldn't know, or suggest they have one Moonie. There's one thing a club struggling against relegation as a matter of natural selection, as Arbroath's more intelligent representative on here seems to believe is the extent of his club's birthright, but i haven't encountered a similar defeatist attitude from any of you guys. As i've said before, a team doing shite doesn't make it "diddy" - revelling in its mediocrity does.
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