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

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During the Harkness years Queens indulged in numerous examples of tinpottery.

A couple that spring to mind:

Bringing forward by 1 hour the kickoff for a game away to Shire and not bothering to tell the fans.

A pre season game against Port Vale ( I think ) when the players didn't arrive together or on time. Game eventually kicked off with less than 11 Queens players on the pitch.

First 15 to 20 minutes saw players running on to the pitch late, pulling their shirts on as they ran.

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The utter minter of losing to a team whose manager wasn't at the game as he'd booked his wedding for that day - A SATURDAY, IN OCTOBER
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/19857024
Tinpottery at its finest, from both clubs.
 
 


A fantastic day though, skelping the ****.

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Couldn't decide between tractor on the pitch or Santa on a truck.

I think tractor on the pitch might have been slightly worse, as the people with shovels at the other end actually got the job done faster and the tractor delayed the start of the second half.

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12 minutes ago, Ranaldo Bairn said:

Naming the entire league structure in a cringing, second-rate way after the neighbours.

When the new names don't even make sense.

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Given that it's now back to being a single entity league structure there's no  reason not to have divisions one through four

 

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14 hours ago, RandomGuy. said:

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first post best post. also tickles me that as of this moment it's sitting at 52 greenies #goingfor55

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3 hours ago, lanky_ffc said:

Think it lasted 2 matches. We also had competitions to let folk watch a game from a truck cab and a crane. What a club :lol:

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3 hours ago, jupe1407 said:

f**k that for the proverbial game of dominoes :lol:

That whole period was fucking mental. Dixon went from plans to build an ice rink at the old Bowbridge Works with a bridge across to a new 8000 seat stand where the Derry is just now, to going totally incommunicado for months on end in Canada, only popping up now and again to sell anyone decent that Duffy had in the team. 

I remember seeing the architects sketches for that stand (and ice rink!). Looked pretty smart to be fair. Not once did I or the owner of the consultancy (a good friend of Bob Hind) believe it was ever going to be built!

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1 hour ago, topcat(The most tip top) said:

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Given that it's now back to being a single entity league structure there's no  reason not to have divisions one through four

 

Yup. It makes a bit of sense in England because the EPL is a separate body from the Football League, like how the SPL was separate from the SFL, However now that all 4 leagues are under the SPFL, it makes no sense and is utter w**k. It's also hugely unimaginative and a massive missed chance to have some unique branding for our leagues.

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It was in the SFL, but Leigh Griffiths injuring himself for 3 weeks by booting an advertising hoarding against us while he was at Livi was amusingly tin pot. He's gone on to do rather well for himself since and has scored a few times against us for various clubs, but that memory still endures.

Again in the SFL, but Alex Rae while player-manager at Dundee gave a GIRFUY to the Thistle fans after he'd scored an equaliser against us at Firhill... for which he received a 2nd yellow. Dundee went on to lose the game 3-1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/scot_div_1/6089802.stm

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he also then got sent off in the 90th minute in another loss to us.  http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/scot_div_1/6551587.stm

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As for Thistle, we're guilty of a handful of somewhat tinpot things; springing to mind are the Bing, the bizarre 1971 league cup half-time re-enactment from the National Theatre of Scotland which I thankfully missed, and we've also previously been guilty of the earlier thread mentions for mic'd up fans to make more noise, but that's something we've not done for a good while.

We've got Kingsley and the W£ir$, though. 8)

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