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kennie makevin

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  1. Andy Goram and Neil Lennon walk into a bar . Barman says, "Swally, swally, we will swally vodka, Andy ?" Andy nods. Barman turns to Neil. "Its a grand old team to drink for, Neil ?" . " It most certainly is !", replies Neil in an Oliver Hardy stylee.. It is then the story becomes hazy.....
  2. Yep, definitely not Airdrie as terracing too big and strip not 'diamond enough'. Also it's never the wrong time to remind everyone that the John Hughes of exposing himself fame is not deemed worthy enough to merit an original nickname.
  3. I've been to three Scottish Cup Finals, 1970, 1985 & 2005. In 1970 i was nine years old, stood with my dad on the section of terrace pictured in this thread with an attendance of around 109,000 and saw little or nothing of the game. I did however see plenty of men pishing in empty beer cans. Got a stand ticket for 1985 so obviously got to see the game but no great spectacle. By 2005 Hampden all seated and great spectacle but rubbish match. Certainly more sense of occasion brought to the day by the authorities as the years have gone by. However, nothing like the hype that use to accompany the FA Cup Final back in the day. For those too young to recall think coverage of Prince Phil's death transposed to a game of football.
  4. Works really well doing what exactly ? I realise it's probably only me but I can't see in what way Scottish football has improved since the splits inception. Or for that matter since the introduction of smaller leagues and playing each other four times a season.
  5. Has Cowan referred to his 'JFK moment ' on hearing old Edinburgh s passing yet ?
  6. 0/10 if I could be bothered doing it....however the only pertinent question regarding 'the split' is why ? No one has ever answered that one correctly.
  7. This Phillip chap (RIP) had about as much affinity with Edinburgh as his son Charles has with Rothesay.
  8. And that was despite Lennon tickling the sectarian tummy of the Celtic support at every opportunity. What chance a decent non-bigot like Howe ? Stay clear Eddie, stay very clear.
  9. Clive Tyldesley professional and unbiased ? You've clearly never heard him commentate on England games.
  10. I do really think that some in Glasgow, and to a lesser extent Scotland in general , don't seem to grasp just how uninterested in Scottish football and the tedium that is 'the Old Firm' English people are. I've lived in Newcastle and I've lived in Kent and in my experience, not universal I accept, when it comes to the game up here they just don't care. Howe may well come for the money or a perceived route back to the premiership a la Rodgers, but I don't believe the 'lure' of challenging for a championship he probably considers meaningless or being embarrassed on an annual basis in Europe will be what brings him to Parkhead.
  11. Not if he was also offered a job in the English top flight he wouldn't.
  12. Collins then pointed out that the new Celtic chief executive was free to leave the SRI due to the conclusion of 'the 7 Nations' .
  13. So the verdict is in......By a comfortable majority we demand the end of the atrocity that is Scottish ex-professional footballers as pundits. "Roughie, Big DJ, Davie Provan, Biscuits, Pat Bonner(dishonorary Scot), Willie Miller, James McFadden, Stephen Pressley, Doddsie, Neil McCann et al, there is the dustbin of history....go jump in it !"
  14. If only someone could have said to him, "we would very much like you to join us at Stamford Bridge, Mr McManus. Is there anything we could do to persuade you ?" .
  15. Oor 'Doddsie ' just sounded like a moron. How dare you sir !!!!
  16. Both McCall & McLeish illustrate with mind numbing clarity just why ex-players and ex-managers should not be pundits.
  17. That's the one without a doubt....from "disaster for Scotland" to hysterical triumph in one evening .
  18. Pat Bonner 's a pundit .......Doddsie 's a pundit .....James McFadden's a pundit....and they know what they're talking about ?? Glad that's been cleared up..
  19. So instead of artificially making games more meaningful, you want to artificially make games less so I would challenge this myth that you get good, exciting football from 'meaningful games' . What you usually get are tense, sterile , safety first bore fests with teams too fearful to express themselves. The so called meaningless games where young players can be introduced to first team football in a relatively relaxed environment is vital to a healthy, evolving game in Scotland. Our far too small league and crazed obsession with 'meaningful games' has choked off that natural route to the introduction of young talent in Scotland which is why we don't have a healthy, evolving game.
  20. Exactly...so bigger league , place each other twice home & away, no split. Easy !
  21. All this points to just one true fact....the split is , was and always will be a complete and utter nonsense. If fucking about with fixtures & formats to try to artificially create 'meaningful games' worked then Scotland would have the most competitive and exciting top flight league in world football. It doesn't and we haven't ! Was Scottish football really worse pre-1975 ? Two divisions, play each other twice, home and away, no nonsense .... and with the wee bonus of genuine European cha!lenses and world class players coming through the system. All chucked away for what....so we could enjoy 'the bigotry festival' four times a season ? Have the delights of Old Firm fans at our grounds twice as many times a season ? Help teams other than Celtic & Rangers compete ? Play the same teams again and again and...? Whatever the reason has it really helped Scottish football ?
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