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  1. Coyne hit the bar to balance the one off the post.
  2. Agreed but even when we were 1 up and dominating I always feared there was a defensive error just around the corner. I think the ref added more time on than we deliberately wasted at the end of the match. I'm not a fan of the giving up chances to seal the game to instead waste time in the corner.
  3. It also tells you that home advantage isn't that relevant at this level. Except, of course, if you have an idiosyncratic pitch like Bonnyrigg or Broxburn where local knowledge can give you a goal's start. A good playing surface like Linlithgow or Bo'ness is "a level playing-field".
  4. You can't play them all though and the guys in possession will be difficult to shift. I still prefer Barbour in front of the back two though but it's starting to look like a problem of who to leave out. I've been impressed with every member of the squad so far. All we need now is to play in the first half of games!
  5. I don't know how we won the game but the result wasn't important anyway. I wasn't really impressed with the first-half trialists but it was hardly a match to make judgments on. I did like the urgency about the team when the later subs came on though.
  6. I agree with what you say. When you pulled it back to 2 each I feared the worst as your boys seemed up for it but then we started taking the chances we'd been missing in the first half and seemed to score at will. Musselburgh were dangerous up front but woeful at the back.
  7. 7 scored and 2 more disallowed for offside and good many more chances missed. A lot could be attributed to Mussy's defence though. It's as though they'd never played together before. They scored 3 though and also had 2 chalked off for offside. It's just as well that Musselburgh were generous in defence. Good value seeing the ball in the net 14 times in a game! Special word for Ruari with 4.
  8. Windsor Castle, Glasgow Art School, Glasgow Art School, Notre Dame. Renovation Must Stop!
  9. Try praying. Seriously though, I can't visualise a scenario which would send a largely stone building up like that.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
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