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  2. Fifes Elite

    The BBC, The SFA and Therangers....

    It's good to splice sentences (and paragraphs for that matter) to remove context right enough. Have you been triggered by a more balanced opinion on the subject?
  3. Fifes Elite

    The BBC, The SFA and Therangers....

    I'm over hating them. And don't be b**chy please.
  4. The Bad Guy

    Police and football supporters

    I see the police are now claiming that they found drugs on that bus...
  5. The Bad Guy

    What makes a great manager?

    I disagree that Shilton was a genuinely talented goalkeeper. I thought he was adequate at best and that Nottingham Forest would have been successful with any goalkeeper. I seem to recall that he had a poor record at saving penalties and that led to the rumour that England wanted to bring Dave Beasant on for their penalty shootout that they lost against Germany.
  6. the saline hill puma

    What makes a great manager?

    He is at EEP the now learning his trade
  7. Keyser Soze

    What makes a great manager?

    It's sad that we don't currently have a truly great manager in charge of a club anywhere in the world right now. I'm genuinely interested to see where the next world class manager does appear from.
  8. Keyser Soze

    The BBC, The SFA and Therangers....

    "I'm sort of over it now" You can almost guarantee the above poster will trot that out before compiling a 3 paragraph post on the subject nearly every time there's a thread created on the subject.
  9. Today
  10. Fifes Elite

    Police and football supporters

    Hardly a surprise, there's an idea that's been perpetuated about football fans (and working class people generally) I think since probably around the 80s (Thatchers war cabinet against football fans for example) that still exists in society. When I tried to discuss the implications of the OBAFA at times on he internet I got replies of " well you can't behave" " There's troubled every week". "They don't deserve the right to choose". Firstly when I gave stats (which I'm sure I got from here) these were ignored and secondly when I tried to explain what the law entailed it was a closed mind discussion. It felt like "football is bad so they deserve whatever they get" was the attitude.
  11. Fifes Elite

    The BBC, The SFA and Therangers....

    They are the most hated team by a country mile and there's several reasons to justify it(that people use anyway). I'm sort of over it all now, I think fans of other teams spend too much time talking and thinking about them and the vast majority of it isn't quality discussion about football. I also think there's some decent rangers fans out there so I am hesitant to judge every single one of them sweepingly. I also think there is an element of snobery when it comes to certain elements of fans but I think that happens at most teams Most of all though the idiots that support Rangers (and there is a fair few) revel in being hated and play up to it as much as possible. By constantly having a go at them it feeds this siege mentality I also don't think they get fair crack at the whip sometimes when discussing incidents in games etc. I think allot of people are blinded by their dislike of them. That's just my viewpoint on it that's developed over the past couple of years and maybe all of this has influenced the disciplinary system. I would need to sit down and review all the complaints and watch them.
  12. The Beer Baron

    What makes a great manager?

    If I knew what made them great, I'd be in a different line of work.
  13. Piracy

    What makes a great manager?

    Best Manager ever was Jim Leishman.
  14. There are plenty of good managers in football (and some pretty poor ones, too) but what makes a great one? Without doubt, a great manager is successful. We're always being told that football is a results driven business, but a truly great manager must surely be measured against a wide range of criteria, like the size of budget he's operating with and how well he uses his resources - players, backroom staff etc. In Scottish terms, two great managers have been Jock Stein and Alex Ferguson. Both achieved success at smaller clubs before going on to repeat it at larger clubs. They were also tactically astute and able to get the best out of the players at their disposal. Jolly Jim McLean deserves a mention too for taking a relatively small club to their only league title and a EC semi-final, only to go out in murky circumstances. Brendan Rodgers, Graeme Souness and Walter Smith enjoyed a lot of success, but I wouldn't class them as great, just good, since their budget dwarves/dwarfed that of their rivals. In England, the greatest manager of all was Brian Clough, imo. He led two unfashionable clubs to the league title and some. Derby County reached the EC semi-final and like Dundee United, were knocked out in very dodgy circumstances, against Italian opposition. He went two better with Nottingham Forest, winning the EC in successive seasons with a collection of journeyman footballers sprinkled with a couple of genuine talents (Shilton and Francis.) He achieved this playing attractive football where it should be played - on the ground.
  15. Yesterday
  16. Superally

    Police and football supporters

    Unbelievable Jeff, unbelievable
  17. Keyser Soze

    Police and football supporters

    Joel Sked wrote a good piece about this for the Scotsman. Well worth a read. As for my thoughts, whoever decided that would be a good thing to tweet is an absolute ****ing cretin.
  18. Ayr United 1-2 DAFC ( 2325 )  Falkirk 2-2 Dundee United ICT 1-0 Greenock Morton Partick Thistle 2-0 Ross County QoS 1-2 Alloa Athletic
  19. It is bad enough that the police undertook such a petty raid, but unbelievable that they brag about it on social media. There is not enough booze to fuel a school disco let alone a rammy at a football match. Thing that puzzles me most is that there surely must be half intelligent police officers shaking their heads at this. Why aren't they speaking out?
  20. Why has everybody got it in for Scotland's newest club? 😉 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47285596 https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/scottish/rangers-news-bbc-scotland-alfredo-morelos-dive-sent-off-red-card-sportscene-row-hit-back-a8785866.html
  21. Vinnie

    Changing a Winning Team

    I think the backbone of any side should remain unchanged. Keepers and centre half pairings need time to build understandings, and your midfield duo need to know when to sit and when to break forward... assuming they are fit and performing well, their positions should be pretty much guaranteed. The rest of the team can be chopped and changed on a horses for basis, and the squad needs to be strong enough to keep folk hungry to fight for their place.
  22. The Bad Guy

    Chelsea Man U

    Absolutely fummin that they cancelled EastEnders for that ****e. #SNPBad
  23. Fu_Manchu

    Chelsea Man U

    Well played, Manchester City.
  24. the saline hill puma

    Chelsea Man U

    average game at best
  25. DA-go Par Adonis

    Changing a Winning Team

    We did look well organised when defending though. When you consider our confidence levels and the fact that ICT have scored a ton of equalizing goals this season, I fully expected them to pull it back on Saturday. Not only did we stop that happening, we didn't give away many chances. I'd stick with the same line up on Saturday, keep it tight and try and nick a goal on the break.
  26. Last week
  27. Ayr v Dunfermline (Crowd) 1-1 (2112) Falkirk v Dundee 1-1 ICT v Morton 2-0 Partick v Ross 1-2 QoS v Alloa 1-1
  28. DougieDave

    Chelsea Man U

    Fantastic cup tie and a great result for United - fought like tigers for 95 minutes
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