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  1. Why do I have the feeling if we had signed Naismith instead you'd still have this thread in reverse?
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  2. I think that this has been done to death. An experienced umpire, known for being picky, pedantic if you like, penalised a tennis player, twice; the player then threw an almighty strop and accused him of being, basically, a cheat. He, quite rightly, and within the established codes and rules punished the player again. For some people, because the player is a woman of colour, the rules do not apply, by reasons of sex and of race. It's kind of like positive discrimination, only it is not evident that the player was a victim of anything other than infraction of the rules,
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  3. Just another attempt to isolate the smaller nations into probably a third rate competition and allow the Euro bureaucrats to feather their pockets even more.
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  4. You seem to be desperate for their to be a case here. When you look at this in black and white (for the record, I’m not being racist), the judge applied the rules to a serial offender, who was being aggressive, smashing racquets and calling him a cheat. Men have also had points deducted and even disqualified in the past. She is just riding the current wave of PC and trying to weaponise the fact that she is a woman to try and gain an unfair advantage in tennis and excuse her faults.
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  5. One thing you can't take away from Naismith is that he is and always has been a very clinical finisher. There is no doubt Naismith would score plenty from Barisic, Candeias and Tavernier's crosses. For me we still badly lack a forward who will consistently score from crosses despite the fact we've got better crossers than we've had in a long time.
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  6. Last night in Trouville sur Mer, I persuaded a bar man in a cafe tabac to switch the TV, to allow me the opportunity to watch Scotland/Albania. The tabac had two customers and my opposition was a member of the local glee club, agreed with my suggestion as I stood him une verre de vin rose. Further, he agreed that Naismith played well. I say to King Zog, Rudi Vata, Enver Hoxha, ......................... Norman Wisdom; your team took a helluva beating.
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  7. Naismith looked good last night, against a team of similar quality to Airdrie.
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  8. Johnny Russell is a better player. Naismith is not as good as Morelos. Maybe a better finisher, but you can’t judge players on internationals. We signed the likes of David Healy and Salenko based on scoring goals against minnows. Albania are probably punching above their weight being in division C in the nations league. Back in the good old days when there were only 32 countries in UEFA, Albania were always the worst team in Europe!
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  9. Aye I know! maybe this should be in the general football thread! admin can move if they wish!. I went along to watch Tranent Juniors, although now most all east juniors have joined the East Of Scotland League, playing against Haddington and Tranent captain was the one & only Ian Black! the only thing I seen him do was a terrible challenge on the Haddington player, who had to be subbed because of his injury, Black should have been shown a red but only received a yellow!!!.It still annoys me that he actually played for Rangers!!, the local gossip was he was getting 9k per week at
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  10. A great test match, played to a result at the end of the fifth day. Perfectly scripted with Cook and Anderson both writing new records.
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  11. Horrid woman all we have had is this selfish creature since the match and nothing about the young girl who won fair and square, ban her from the next six grand slam tournaments.
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  12. The geezer who was Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture and Rural Stuff resigned some months ago, not because his Department had made a horlicks but for personal reasond. The woman who had been appointed Minister for Education got her jotters for inappropriate conduct and lo, who is her replacement? The failed Agriculture guy. Of course. Who else could it have been.
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  13. The WTA and Sue Barker have their income to think about. And as we saw with the #metoo malarkey, people are pretty quick to jump on the bandwagon in order to further their careers. Unless we can find an example of a man behaving in exactly the same fashion towards an umpire, it's almost impossible to determine whether sexism is involved. Most players will have incidents with umpires but Williams' incidents are especially heated and she tends to get quite personal. There's not much doubt about that. The main sexual inequality in modern tennis is women being paid the
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  14. Agree totally. When he and McGregor left they were both at the peak of their careers. We had no right to expect Scotland players at their respective ages to perform at the lowest league level. Wallace was different, he still had his best years ahead of him.
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  15. I dunno. If money were no object I think in some years I might take a baseball bat to a few tellies over the course of a football season.
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  16. She is setting a terrible example to kids. Smashing her racquet, unable to admit she is in the wrong and then worst of all, jumping on the victimhood bandwagon. Any parent should be telling their kids this is exactly the way you SHOULD NOT behave. Take responsibility for your actions. I'm sure the millions she earns will console her.
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  17. I watch an awful lot of tennis, (going to Emirates on Friday to cheer on GB in Davis Cup), and the journo from the Times (post 6) has nailed this completely. He spotted a player receiving coaching instructions from the players sitting area, and gave a warning. Serena hadn't seen the coaching instruction from her coach, and basically accused the umpire of cheating and lying, She had a rant at him. She went back to the game and broke Naomi's serve to go a break up in the second set, having lost the first and being for the most part outplayed by her younger, fitter and more ag
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  18. Neither you did, stewarty. Williams did and you have been consistent in suggesting that there msy be something in it. There may indeed. I just wonder if anybody knows examples of racism or sexism which have prevented her from achieving a successful career. Perhaps we should all hold our fire until there’s been a definitve pronouncement from the great tennis guru, Idessane.
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  19. That's the refuge of the desperate. Both Williams and her coach knowingly broke the rules. Rules which are enforced on a routine basis. The truth is her coach cheated and was punished according to the rules. She then had a complete meltdown, descended into hysteria and is now trying to blame it on someone else. What's particularly disappointing is to see so many others now trying to buy into her contrived excuses.
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  20. Back in 2015 we had the pleasure on the Founders Trail of the company of Les and Jean White a retired couple from Airdrie. After the Trail they approached us and asked if they could join our Restoration of Rangers Graves team with a view to specifically looking after the plots at Craigton Cemetery. We of course welcomed them with open arms. They travel over to Craigton before every Trail and carry out essential gardening work to ensure that the plots of Founder Peter McNeil, Manager Mr Struth and Trainer James Wilson are kept in pristine condition.
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  21. Outstanding commitment. You're right to highlight their good work and generosity.
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  22. He was okay at Hearts. We should never have signed him. I'd rather forget that era, other than some of the enjoyable trips.
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  23. The SNP have lengthy form on this one. When the Godmother, Winifred Ewing, was told by the electorate of the former constituency of Moray and Nairn to pack her carpetbag and go she promised she would win the next election because the Tories had been carrying invalids to the Polls and they would not be there next time. What the SNP and other radical parties forget, is that youth is not eternal and with age comes not wisdom but a grim perception of reality
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  24. To refer back to my previous question about why a politician might withhold his footballing allegiance in order to further his career, I would draw parallels to my own support of Rangers. I grew up in the Scottish Borders and much of the realities of West of Scotland life in terms of any religious divide passed me by as its largely irrelevant down in Rugger country. My Dad is a Rangers fan and grew up in the west coast and I got my love of our team from him, pestering for tops and being football daft from as young as I can remember. However, despite being baptised, neither
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  25. This is why I vote for "none of the party options" because it's all about scoring points no matter what party you are in. Party politics is killing debate and progress in my opinion. I wish there was an alternative option but for me there isn't yet. On this point though, I think McAveety is enjoying being in this position. It does appear (to me at least) that there has been an unusual intervention here and until the questions (asked by Rangers and then Club 1872) are answered, the perception will be one of bias. To be honest, I can accept that bias creeps in now and again, but
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  26. Currently, I am in France. I start my day reading through Scottish/British newspapers on line. Today's Glasgow Evening Times has the headline, 'Labour Trio deny Stoking Bigotry in Rangers fan zone row'. The political correspondent, Stewart Paterson relates Glasgow City Council leader, Susan Aitken has accused Pauline MacNeill, Frank McAveety, and Anas Sarwar of, "knowingly exploiting sectarian division on this issue". The trio of Labour politicians mentioned have denied the accusation. The means utilised by Susan Aitken to make her accusations is again social media, to be precise,
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  27. I found this post interesting, mainly because you described yourself as being in the minority. Yet even a cursory glance at voting in West Central Scotland from the late 60s onwards clearly showed that the majority were at least left leaning, and voting, if not out right socialists. Despite this you clearly felt you were in a minority when mixing with Rangers supporters. Even though we pulled our support from inner-city, post industrial Glasgow, mining villages across Lothian, Ayrshire and Lanarkshire, the steel and mill towns of Renfrewshire and Lanarkshire and the docks and yards of Clydesid
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  28. TBH I don't give a toss about politics,have no interest in the Orange Order even though my son plays in an flute band,have no religious calling,couldn't care less about Bobby Sands being deid and so on. Have a loathing for cowards who cover their faces during so called parades etc.. I support Rangers as a football club and have no objections to who we sign as long as we can get back to being a top club again.
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