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  1. Sportsound and Sportscene were in lock step RE Lennon, both trotting out the "passionate" trope and Sportscene completely omitted showing the footage of Lennon verbally abusing the referee.
  2. *Eagerly awaits 26th of Foot's take on Pacific Quay this weekend*
  3. The future looks bleak for South Africa if the level of emigres is anything to go by. Mostly white, professionals are leaving in droves, I met a guy at a work conference who'd been held up at gun point twice in 2017..on the way to work!
  4. The campaign (and I'm confident there has been one) to punt Dembele has backfired. Not one English or European based outlet has ever printed a story about interest in Dembele that they haven't parroted from a Scottish publication and I'm sure the mockery and derision our fans on social media have engaged in has at least sewn some serious doubt in minds of those down south who had even considered it. I can see him seeing out his contract and bounce form one bout of injury to another before going to *insert Championship or bottom 6 EPL club here* on a Bosman.
  5. All I took from the video was that our defence and goalkeeper are actually pretty good!
  6. I can't make it on Saturday RBR, I'll gladly give you my smartcard if you can get out my way (Hamilton area). PM me!
  7. I've always wondered that and what the potential impact of that has been...we know on the dark side they will inflate players values before, during and after any transfer fee and the nett result is that they probably get more for their players as a result. We have more than our fair share of naysayers and negative Nancy's as a support.
  8. Chris McLaughlin was the first BBC Bhoy to use the term "unlawful" the day of the BTC verdict when there was no mention of the word in any of the documents. Jackie Bird introduced Chris and she even had a we go at it too. There's no doubt in my mind that this has been decreed as the position the BBC take on it and like good little bhoys, they've all duly obliged. Top down, publicly funded negative spin.
  9. I can exclusively reveal Tom English's bank of experts: GerryBhoy67, TheClumpany, Declan1888, CelticQuickNews
  10. I'm another one who can probably make all three dates but plumped for Killie on the 17th March. The OF game is usually a full days of activity so the next week sounds good to me. If no one minds I'll bring along a mate who's just taken the plunge on a season ticket after many years in the cold.
  11. I got the Novotel in the City Centre for £45 (it's one of the newly refurbished Novotels). http://www.novotel.com/gb/hotel-1348-novotel-sheffield-centre/index.shtml
  12. Myself and the wife are going down for this but staying over on the Sunday night in Sheffield because I start my two weeks holidays on the Monday..... I'd be happy to catch up with any Gersnetters for a beer or seven :-)
  13. Some points of order: 1) Humans experience directly 4 dimensions of space-time (to give it its scientifically accurate description) The current estimate is that there are 13 dimensions in our universe. The non detectable ones may well be out of our reach but the universal laws of physics would still apply to them. 2) Infinity is a strange concept but by definition it cannot be increased or decreased ie you can't add to infinity or extend it. 3) Our energy does move on somewhere after death but it's highly unlikely that this is to another dimension as we understand the physics of macro energy systems ie our atoms disperse into the universe itself (from whence they came!). 4) Quantum theory is built on the Standard Model which concerns sub atomic particles, forces and fields. While the theory is incomplete without an understanding of gravity at that scale, the Higgs discovery all but confirmed that Einstein was right about special relativity and so there is very little room for shoehorning in existential possibilities. People like Deepak Chopra make a living selling ideas and "wisdom" based on pseudo scientific mumbo jumbo about spirituality and the quantum world and are rightly mocked by the scientific community. I don't mean to criticise your musings Coop but I see a lot of this type of thinking - ie unknown phenomena could be a refuge for the supernatural and it rips my knitting!
  14. Twitter seems to think the fee for McKay is nearer £1.5m... Isn't it funny how every fee we receive is low balled and every fee we've to pay is exaggerated? It's almost like the papers write their stories to appeal to the manky side of the game.
  15. The media up here were trying to push the "bidding war" narrative to initiate it and rope in other parties (Sunderland etc). I'd be inclined to believe the RO version of events.
  16. I watched him off the ball last Thursday and he was making runs as soon as the midfielders had the ball at their feet facing goal only to have to turn back because they weren't spotted or he was drifting offside. I agree with you, I think there's a really dangerous player in there if the team can figure out how to use him.
  17. He may have a more pressing matter to attend to regarding HMRC's "raid" on St James Park.....
  18. Cardiff ex-footballer Mark Allen shares Manchester City's Premier League success After leaving Cardiff to become a professional footballer, Mark Allen’s life took him across the Atlantic to America before he embarked on a career in the media back in Britain. And now, 30 years after his football career began, he is celebrating a Premier League title win with employers Manchester City. Mark, who is head of academy business and operations at the club, watched Sunday’s nail-biting 3-2 win over Queens Park Rangers alongside club legends and officials as City were crowned champions for the first time in 44 years. “It was an unbelievable day and one that you couldn’t probably write the script for,” said Mark, whose job means he is responsible for working with the young players coming through the club’s ranks. Llanrumney-born Mark joined Manchester City in 2009 following almost two decades in the media industry. After leaving Swindon Town Football Club in the early 1980s he was awarded a scholarship to study business and accountancy at the University of San Diego – with his success featured in the Echo in 1983. He then worked for broadcaster HTV while playing semi-professionally for clubs including Cwmbran and Port Talbot. Mark then spent 14 years at music network MTV, where he became managing director of the broadcasting division, and worked as managing director at London-based Deluxe Digital before joining the Sky Blues. And he described Sunday’s epic Premiership finale – with City scoring two injury-time goals to snatch the title from city rivals United – as “fantastic”. Mark, who watched the game from the directors’ box, told the Echo: “It was real Roy of the Rovers stuff – it was almost the last kick of the last game and an unbelievable feeling when the whistle blew and we realised City had finally done it. “For me it was great but I was pleased for the people who have been lifers at City and been here through thick and thin. “It was a great feeling to be part of it but I was just happier for those people who have been here for all those years through some of the barren times.” The 49-year-old said he was delighted three academy teenagers – Karim Rekik, Abdul Razak and Denis Suarez – had joined players like Carlos Tevez and match-winner Sergio Aguero on the pitch at the end of the match after breaking in to the first team during the season. Mark, whose wife Tracy is an ex-gymnast and whose twin daughters Michelle and Natalie have represented Wales at cross country, added: “After the game we celebrated and a number of the team came in with the trophy, which was a nice touch, and then the club itself put on a party for all the staff on Monday night.”
  19. I'd say that's exactly how this one came about. Justified his appointment right away if the boy turns out to be a find
  20. I wonder if ra Sellick hordes felt the same way about a certain Wim Jansen arriving and signing hitherto unknown players from the lesser (at the time) leagues? We all know how that turned out!
  21. i love your periodic posts about winning the Euromillions dB, I have the same daydream from time to time.
  22. I'd rather have Cummings than Naismith and not for historic reasons, they are on different trajectories. Cummings is a young gallus version of Naismith with it all to prove at the top level and Naismith is looking at his final contract with waning pace and enough money in the bank to relax about his future.
  23. Let's be honest, this season was an abomination and we're all glad to see the back of it but the emergence of the young guns has been the rose among the thorns. Jamie Barjonas looked every inch the first team holding midfielder we've been crying out for last night when he came. I don't think it's overkill to say he changed the game for us, rather than turn and pass back to Wes he looked to go forward and retain possession. Add to that Beerman, Bates, Wilson (who was solid but let down by Toral several times) and I'd throw in Joe Dodoo in to that group as well even although he was useless last night we have a crop of first team quality players that have cost us essentially zero. If Pedro can bring in 4 or 5 big strong senior players to blend with the young guns then we can expect to be a team that are much harder to beat than the gutless collective we've seen this season. That would be a good starting point and then if one or two of those new signings can add a bit of attacking flair and guile we would be a solid team, hard to beat with a real threat going forward.
  24. Don't fancy the Number 10
  25. That's the theory Darhter but in reality the "non-dom" schools all have a particular bias towards their own faith and this is usually CoS or generic Christian. We (Secular Scotland) tried to encourage "non-dom" schools to give an equal footing to all faiths eg. have an Imam take assembly in these type of schools and the response was very firmly negative. The whole business of religion in schools needs to be tackled because they are clearly underperforming in the core business of educating kids in the basic curriculum. How much time, energy and money is wasted on archaic superstitious gibberish?
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