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  1. I missed the last 20 minutes but at least for the first 70, I think Kent was a fair way ahead of anyone yesterday and that second assist was special. A timely return to form.
  2. Good comparison ! McInnes was a popular player at WBA and his name comes up everytime the Baggies have a vacancy.
  3. I'd imagine some on here may look suspiciously on fellow Brexiteers, if they like the wrong kind of cheese ?
  4. That is standard and a given. Do they play with full backs or wing backs ?
  5. For Brexiteers, wasn't it Johnson who did the blinking ? ps. the term Brexiteer sounds a bit French !!
  6. Must be time for McInnes, surely !
  7. I hope we lose the habit of giving the opposition a clear and early site of our goal. It's happened in the last few games and we won't keep getting away with it. I reckon Aberdeen will start out of the traps by pressing us higher up the pitch than usual and look to make hay from what they hope is another sluggish start by us.
  8. There are many different things you can take or ways to read into this ban, beyond simply breaking rules and being banned. An extraordinary event in Washington and you can choose to look at it in isolation. In that case, Trump lost an election, doesn't fully accept it, refuses to go quietly and encourages base to act. Base do what they did and it provided images that you'd usually see in Central Africa. It shocked the USA and the world. You can also look at why things have reached this point. Why Trump's base are politically active to the point of being up for what they did. To cut to the chase They really want what they were promised 4 years ago (Drain the Swamp) Democray isn't working for them and doesn't represent them as per what it says on tin. They still believe in Trump and can't see that he had no intention of draining swamp. They prefer to believe that he wasn't allowed to, but here is the thing, in the case that he does try they'd be right. However he had no real intention to do so. Like Obama with Change, it was an election slogan, no more. US Democracy is broken because the two parties are in bed with broadly the same interests who have bought and paid for it. The general narrative that will be peddled is from a simplistic view formed from the isolated event and not the deeper more fundamental reasons. Locking up the rioters of last week won't solve things, nor will time, as Trump leaves Office. The underlying issues will return and I think the real economic hardship coming down the road is what will trigger them. As Forlan said, the fire has been lit and is still burning. I'dd add, the sparks had been increasing for many years now. That doesn't mean they will be able to revolt successfully. It is far more likely that a militaristic and dystopian reallity will dominate. The infrastructure for such counter measures is increasing. After the Great Depression in the 30's, very generally, the elites had to give back to the masses. Now, the elites feel as though technology and various circumstances allow them to keep taking. US Democracy in it's current corrupted state is under attack and the people on both sides of political divides have good reason to be unhappy with it. If they could see the bigger picture and if not come together, at least direct their cumulative protests towards the only place that will significantly change their lot. For the Left, forget political correctness and look at the political system. For the Right, forget Trumptown like politics and look at the political system.
  9. It's their biggest rivalry although for banter value, it'd be good to see Cove Rangers put them out of a Cup. I think it's fairly obvious that they do more than register as a rival to us and have done for decades, including the 80's prior to the Simpson tackle. -------------------- Aberdeen have seemed to be very mediocre in the League this season but other than their 2 defeats to us, they have only lost ONE game out of the other 18. Outwith the OF, McInnes has again got them to a level that is significantly better than the rest, with Hibs the only other team in remotely the same postcode. Very consistent but in a very grey tone. In other words, today is a significant hurdle to get over. More especially with the players we have missing. Last week was a pivotal win. Today is about starting the downhill side the right way, in one of our most difficult league fixtures. -------------------- By my calculations... - Morelos is one booking away from a suspension. If booked today, he would miss the Hibs (A) game. Could be significant if Roofe isn't back by then. - Re. Hibs (A) Hibs have 3 players one booking away from suspension. Their best piayer at Ibrox the other week, Newell and their 2 recent Scottiish caps, Hanlon and McGinn. If booked against Celtic, they´ll miss game against us. Had their game not been moved to Monday, I reckon they may have missed a different game (if booked v Celtic). - Rangers have scored the same amount of League goals as Aberdeen and Hibs combined (57). - Aberdeen have conceded the same amout of league goals to us in 2 games, as we have to all teams in 22.
  10. Liked and respected Old Bob, intelligent, informative and played with a straight bat.
  11. Had me thinking back to Bremen.
  12. Makes you think about what criteria a recruitment policy might include when looking for a forward
  13. Agreed ! It just seems so obvious... Ultimately, the objective is to safeguard the club and the immediate priority is to reach the place (on and off field) that DK talks of as almost being a slam dunk, but IMO it isn't. There is work to do and there is Covid. We've been under the charge of a board of fans (including DK) who have led a vast improvment on and off field, to the point of giving us a decent chance of reaching some of our most important goals. Covid means that the financial shortfall that needs filled will be greater and will probably last for longer. ie. Biggest current priority wrt to safeguarding club is funding shortfall, at a time when the Covid factor is still unstable and unpredictable. I've said before, 25% of 0 isn't much.
  14. Orwell to Kubrick......Eyes Wide Shut
  15. Most of it is common sense with things being discussed seperately, but seeing it all together, helps to bring it home to you. The point about Shielding (I agree with him), I think being the most important wrt Covid, directly.
  16. - Trump's twitter account has been all over the place for a long time - The fact that he is President of the USA says a great deal about where we are - Twitter banning the President is ridiculous but it (and the lawmakers) are using the opportunity to showcase their strength The fact Trump has been banned from twitter is a double negative that ain't a positive The Direction of Travel is clear to see for anyone who opens their eyes
  17. I wasn't asking for or expecting an apology. Just stating the way it is on here and more generally over social media on both sides. For the record, the SNP are trying to make Scotland an Independent country. The break-up of the UK would only be a product of that.
  18. Fair enough Craig and I don't doubt your sources but I'm a cynical bastard and I've seen these headlines about a list of elite clubs being after so many youngsters and rarely does anything come of it. Betweens agents, inewspapers, social media sites, etc, I think the detailed truth of what is/has happened is often stretched. Billy Gilmour is often cited as the exceptional talent that came through our system. I'm impressed with the lad and not just about his talent as a footballer. It's the professional and mature aproach to his job and the limelight that makes me look at a wee guy in generally a big mans game and think that, he could be the real deal. I don't see that with Kennedy but that is just my largely uninformed opinion/hunch. I remember Brenden Rogers saying how in England the youngsters at the EPL clubs were on a different level when it came to professionalism and dedicating themselves to the game opposed to the majority in Scotland. Not talent, but an approach that gave them a chance to make the most out of what they had......It reminded me of so many European dissapointments over the years, when you'd hear someone say bigger, faster, stronger, about our opponents. SG has brought real professionalism to the club and that is why we are, where we are both at home and abroad. It's been a long time coming. I jus hope it's rubbing off on the academy production line regarding finished products.
  19. I've always liked the look of Dickson, ever since the Alkass Cup success. Midfielder who has a knack of scoring important goals. As for Kennedy and Liverpool. Sniffing around is a long way away from confirming interest, never mind signing. Had they sniffed and smelt roses he'd most likely be gone. If the player was of a level to have elite clubs as realistic suitors, he wouldn't have signed this contract.
  20. It's the kind of haircut that young professional footballers who think the world of themselves but who suffer from homesickness in Inverness, would get. ??
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