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What's the most "Tin Pot" thing you've seen in the SPFL


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2 hours ago, IrishBhoy said:

My pal played centre half for Kilbirne Ladeside for a couple of seasons. They were playing Beith in, I think, the Evening Times Cup early in the season one year, and I travelled down with him to take it in. Because he was playing he had to be there a couple of hours before the game, so I just sat in his car drinking a few cans waiting for the turnstiles to open.
 

About an hour and a half before the game I glanced in the wing mirror and thought I was hallucinating. 6 police on horseback trotting through the car park, followed by one of those police vans that has a big 360 degree CCTV camera on top. About 10 minutes before the game started I decided to make my way in, receiving a full pat down from the police before I went through the turnstile. Not much actually happened apart from about 50 neds jumping the wall at half time and running across to the small group of Beith fans to shout at them, but the police presence was unreal. 
 

A boy I used to play football with plays with Irvine Meadow, and the last time I was speaking to him he told me about a game against Irvine Vics where a fan ran on the pitch and tried to put a bottle of Buckfast over his head. Ayrshire is a different planet. 

Sounds about right, much like my school days - an academy populated by kids from Dalry, Kilbirnie and Beith what could possibly go wrong?....Quite a lot actually.

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1 hour ago, stevieKTID said:

Sounds about right, much like my school days - an academy populated by kids from Dalry, Kilbirnie and Beith what could possibly go wrong?....Quite a lot actually.


About 10 years back I had a friend that played for Ardeer and I went down to watch him away at Maybole. I had never ventured so deep in to South Ayrshire before, it was like arriving in Royston Vasey. The game ended in a riot and the Ardeer team had to get a police escort out the village. 

It’s actually good to see how the Ayrshire towns and villages turn out for their local junior teams to be fair, even if most of them usually support one of the OF as well. I’ve got family from Kilbirnie though, and a couple of my cousins support Ladeside and that’s it. Never miss a game, buy the kits etc. They have never been in the company of someone who’s said ‘Beith’ without instantly replying ‘f**k Beith’. 

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Ayrshire is like Lanarkshire in one respect. It’s mostly OK, but by Christ, the pockets of it that aren’t OK are on a different planet to the rest of mankind.

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On 24/06/2022 at 22:05, gkneil said:

Using little kids’ multi-colour pens for player announcements. Oh me Hibs

 

 

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I actually quite like that.

All these announcement videos and stage managed player reveals annoy me. 

A guy using a 4 colour biro to pretend to sign a bit of paper that was probably just the first available one on the club secretary’s desk is good, old fashioned football.

#AMF

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56 minutes ago, topcat(The most tip top) said:

That's Portobello Open air pool which is going back a bit

Built in 1936, Portobello open-air pool was an extremely popular summer attraction for more than 40 years.

 

Yep, I was taken there as a young kid.

The power station belching out fumes next to it was closed in 1979.

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22 hours ago, killiekranky said:

Ayrshire

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Historic note:

Above Portobello Power Station you can see the Marine Gardens football ground. Originally this was a fair ground with attractions such as a roller coaster. During WW1 it was used as a troops billet (I have a postcard of the ballroom- a soldier wrote a message on the back along the lines of "not bad lodgings". ). After the war a stadium was built. This hosted Leith Athletic and Edinburgh City in the early 1930s and also speedway. It was Baltic by all accounts. 

The site is now a Lothian buses garage. 

Sean Connery was a lifeguard at Porty Pool. AFAIK no Oscar winners have ever rescued folk from Ayrshire beaches so GIRUY.

There was a plan in the early 80s to turn the pool into a football ground for Meadowbank Thistle. The site became 5 a side pitches 

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8 minutes ago, tamthebam said:

Sean Connery was a lifeguard at Porty Pool. AFAIK no Oscar winners have ever rescued folk from Ayrshire beaches so GIRUY.

James L. Brooks once swam out from Girvan to save a kayaker who got into trouble on the return leg from a bird watching expedition to Ailsa Craig. But he dove off the pier rather than a beach so I guess yer still factually correct.

[citation needed]

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21 hours ago, Mark Connolly said:

I actually quite like that.

All these announcement videos and stage managed player reveals annoy me. 

A guy using a 4 colour biro to pretend to sign a bit of paper that was probably just the first available one on the club secretary’s desk is good, old fashioned football.

#AMF

What age is this club secretary?

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Partick Thistle "exclusively revealing" contract extensions outside a sport shop in the town.

It's most likely nowhere near as bad as it sounds but it does sound pretty tin pot the wording in the tweet.

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On 18/01/2018 at 22:21, PauloPerth said:

OK ok, here's the response you're so obviously desperate to hear;

Would it be more or less tinpot if one of the ends was knocked down before getting planning permission for its replacement, leaving a stadium with a junior-style grass banking behind the goals??

:)

You mean like Partick Fizzle

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3 minutes ago, Boghead ranter said:

Dumbarton have narrowed the pitch because we have one player who's good at long throw ins.

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Nothing tinpot about that, as long as this Lynas gadgie's throw ins really are that long. This is Dumbarton doing the best with the resources they have, no matter how supposedly marginal they are. Stoke City built a successful multi-year campaign in the EPL on the back of Rory Delap's ability to chuck the ball into the six yard box.

It'll get more tinpot when the other League two teams move the advertising hoardings up to the regulation one metre from the touchline out of fear.

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