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  1. I was a bit concerned the number of chances Broxburn's number 9 had. If he'd finished better it would have been a different result. Still, we took ours.
  2. It was indeed a good watch and a good result although for a while it looked like another one of those days when it just wouldn't go in. TC comes on and our fortunes change. I'm not saying it was all due to him but his cross set up the equaliser and although his penalty was saved there was no mistake with the rebound. Was it Ogilvie? That fired up the Rose and Docherty hit a beauty into the corner from long range. I've seldom seen a match where a team had so many yellow cards without a red. Did the Shire have a rota for bookings? "One each for the team".
  3. I said the penalty was contentious but I was at the wrong end so I'll accept the decision. I'd like to see the video though.
  4. Talking of red cards, Ruari gave the ref two opportunities after he was on a yellow which I presume is why he was subbed.
  5. I thought it was a good cup tie with both teams playing to win. Shame it went to a contentious penalty to decide it as their keeper saved them on two or three occasions. I disagree with Auld Heid as well. There was a bit of dig there, especially Ogilvie who won possession for us on a number of occasions. We had enough about us to win that game but bad luck, good goalkeeping and lack of composure had me fearing the worst, which happened.
  6. I managed to get back into the stream after it finished to watch the key bits again. As you've said, it's sometimes difficult to keep your attention on the match (especially if you're watching one on the laptop and one on the TV!) and the lack of immediate replays or ability to rewind becomes a bit annoying as you're used to that elsewhere. At least with the Brechin stream the score is up top so you can easily find the goals. Special mention to whoever it was who crossed first-time for Tommy's goal. I still haven't sorted out who is who. If this sounds like complaining I'm really grateful to see the matches being streamed and I have to say that although the Rose aren't strolling matches they've shown a bit of grit to get the results.
  7. I was expecting more from Jackie yesterday but luckily didn't see it. I'm not sure I saw anyone really shine yesterday but it was still an enjoyable match. It's a pity Jackie's time at Linlithgow was cut short as he is a class player.
  8. I thought it was an entertaining match today even if the quality wasn't that great. The result was in doubt right to the end with plenty chances at both ends. I'd have replaced Slaven with Coco as he didn't seem to ever find a Rose player with a pass all afternoon but then he nearly won the game at the end.
  9. The difference between West and East. Glasgow - "Bottle of ginger, please". "What flavour?" "Orange". Edinburgh - "Bottle of lemonade, please". "What flavour?" "Orange". Where was the ginger/lemonade line? It wasn't the same as the salt'n'sauce/salt'n'vinegar line because when I were a lad in Linlithgow we were aligned to Edinburgh in juice terms but Glasgow in condiment terms. In Linlithgow, we had at least two lemonade producers in the town, never mind having Barrs in Falkirk.
  10. 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.
  11. 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".
  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Windsor Castle, Glasgow Art School, Glasgow Art School, Notre Dame. Renovation Must Stop!
  17. Try praying. Seriously though, I can't visualise a scenario which would send a largely stone building up like that.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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?
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