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  1. Linlithgow Rose 18/19

    A good result today as no other team has done that to Blackburn this season. I have to say that it was one of those days when it was all coming off for us. We've played as well as that in other games without getting the breaks. Today we got the goals our play deserved. Correct me if I'm wrong but was that not a very good artificial surface? The bounce seemed to be natural, not like that Broxburn one which I see as an unfair home advantage.
  2. Is Civil War a Possibility?

    I'm not so sure. The people I'm talking about read tabloids, not social media. And, by the way, I'm not saying all Brexiteers are of a rough disposition but I am saying that it looks like there's a large proportion who are and they could be mobilised by a banner headline or two.
  3. Watching interviews on TV around Brexit it's obvious that there's a massive number of a certain type of person who wants Brexit to happen. I don't think it takes much imagination to link their views to the rabble-rousing Mail and Express headlines around the matter. I don't want to start another Brexit thread but I wondered how they would respond to a scenario where there is a second referendum and the country votes to Remain (and I don't want this to be a discussion of how likely that is, just a "what if"). Do you think there is the possibility of massive public unrest, fuelled by the "newspapers" above, turning into something much more serious with fighting in the street and other acts of violence and spinning out of control or are is the country as a whole capable of dealing with it in a civilised manner? It didn't happen with the result of the original referendum but I'm not so sure that we're dealing with the same type of person here.
  4. Linlithgow Rose 18/19

    Comfortable victory today although how much it was due to the Rose playing well and how much it was due to St Andrews I really can't tell. St Andrews were coming off a narrow defeat away at Broxburn and a win against Jeanfield so I presumed they would give the Rose a stern test but 3-0 in the first half didn't really flatter the Rose. A deserved red card for a rash tackle by John Ovenstone changed the balance of the game although the result was never in doubt. 3-1 was a fair result. Owen Ronald's adventurous play is a pleasure to watch even if it doesn't always come off and Gary Thom is making a claim for a striker's role.
  5. Linlithgow Rose 18/19

    I reckon we had around a dozen clear-cut opportunities and was getting that feeling before TC's goal that they would score with their first chance. When that second goal came it was with Roddy getting to the bye-line and cutting it back for Tommy to stride forward onto. So simple yet we don't do that enough.
  6. Linlithgow Rose 18/19

    Give credit to Ormiston today. Right from the start they closed down on Rose players and from the manager's shouts that seemed to be the game plan. They also broke well and the two wingers (brothers?) were impressively fast and skillful. However, the Rose twice shot over from point-blank range and had a good few efforts just the other side of the post. In terms of actual chances we had plenty but only put three away. Ormiston had about four and took three. You could say it was just one of those days but there are plenty of those same days. Even so, scoring three would normally have won that game so the defence has to be looked at. We are using the backs as wingers so effectively we only have two defenders plus normally Barbour as cover. Maybe we need to think of three at the back with one an out-and-out stopper of the Leiper/Ovenstone type. I do like Thom and McKenzie and they would always be my first-choice defenders but, as mentioned earlier, they do seem to get caught out of position from time to time. It's the system rather then the players that seems to be the problem. Also, where is Plan B when Plan A is clearly not working?
  7. Linlithgow Rose 18/19

    Comfortable win for the Rose with the wind not affecting the play as much as I'd expected. Craigroyston must be the lippiest team I've seen in ages. About 5 or 6 of their 7 or 8 bookings were for dissent. They had already heavily disputed the first goal for offside when the Rose had probably just timed the run and pass to perfection and when the lino unbelievably put his flag up to confirm the second goal rather than flag it offside they went mental. Maybe the ref was a bit quick with his yellow card but, having seen that, to keep on using strong language with him time after time was asking for trouble.
  8. Linlithgow Rose 18/19

    I did! Honest. I had the money ready but there was no-one to take it so it was there in my back pocket.
  9. Linlithgow Rose 18/19

    The crowd was more interested in the parking attendant booking any car in the nearest car park or trying to find any place selling anything resembling a pie and Bovril. Routine victory against a team who were nippy up front but never managed to hold on to the ball for long.
  10. Why aren't you dead yet?

    I'm one of the lucky ones. I was diagnosed with a form of leukaemia 10 years ago but they have treatments nowadays which they don't yet rate as cures but it seems to have done the trick with me and some others although it's too early to say with certainty. Had I been diagnosed 10 years earlier then none, or at least very very few, of that batch are still with us. And I've been in a plane which depressurised but landed safely. Masks were deployed. And I've had about a dozen 240v shocks, some domestic, some work-related, some my own stupidity and arrogance, some due to negligence by others. I am 64 so I've had more opportunities for oblivion than most on here. Yes they do still need me and feed me.
  11. Linlithgow Rose 18/19

    I think there might be something in that. Two half-penalties makes a penalty.
  12. Star Sixes

    I honestly think they thought that a draw was a better result than a defeat. In fact, both had the same effect. If we lost or drew against RoW then England just had to win. So why did we sit back? Just go for it - you might win and if you lose it's no worse. I was there with my wife and told her that England would score a winner in the last minute, just because that's the script. What I wasn't banking on was the ref causing it by being selective in his red cards.
  13. Linlithgow Rose 18/19

    I thought it was a penalty as I've never thought that getting to the ball first allows you to foul the player. That applies even to my own team.
  14. Linlithgow Rose 18/19

    Good first-half performance today and with better finishing should have had the game sewn up by half-time. However, we gave the initiative away in the second half and started playing for time. What was that about? When we did go forward we were still dangerous but we took the foot off the pedal and let Camelon back into the game. Also, Marley continually wasting time when he was already on a yellow for needlessly getting involved in a handbags incident could have had dire consequences. Ian Gray was my man of the match today. He never put a foot wrong all day. Good performances from a number of others as well. If only Roddy had put his shooting boots on.
  15. Weatherwatch - 15th Dec 2018

    There is a problem though with so many options. I've found myself getting conflicting news in the past on the Rose official website, the Facebook page, the Runboard forum, PieandBovril and Twitter. Which one is the most reliable?
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