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    Trump Supporters Rally

    Reasonably easy mistake to make. The L and N keys arent too far apart!
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    Trump Supporters Rally

    Trump is an absolute end of a bell. I know the title of President comes with a tag Leader of the World, he seems to think it allows him to say and do as he pleases without any repercussions. I see him winning a second term, which is far from ideal. Part of the trouble is that he had made progress to create jobs and boost the economy, and folk were seeing that he was making their part of America "great again", and that earns him some support when Politicians are usually liars and thieves. Its a shame its at the detriment of everyone else. His handling of COVID has been horrendous. Its a shame he hasnt caught it. The fact he hasnt gives him this air of invincibility - Americans love a President and a Hero and this kind of roles that all into one - and allows conspiracy theorists to claim its all a hoax. Its little wonder their infection is going through the roof - an idiot leading idiots.
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    Well, someone's got to mention it...

    All fans lose their heads from time to time when it comes to their football teams. Some go to greater extremes than others. The Liver Building is such a symbol for Liverpool, that on one hand it surprises me that Liverpool would "attack" it with flares. Then I remember that Everton are HQ'd in there now, and perhaps their offices were the target? Strange behaviour, and stupid behaviour, and scummy behaviour. But you cant tar all fans with the same brush, after all, I know one or two decent OF fans... it is literally only one or two, but they do exist.
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    Well, someone's got to mention it...

    Same happened at Portobello. Not only an English problem, we have our idiots too. Very well deserved. Although you could argue that City gave the title away dropping so many points to teams youd expect them to destroy. Well done with the "stumble near the finish line" Steven Gerrard slip reference. A cap doffed @GG Riva.
  5. Even written words can be taken out of context. Think of the amount of times you written things on here that folk have misunderstood. Obviously we dont know the full ins and outs of all of the SPFL discussions, but you have to feel a degree of sympathy for Jambos and Jags. Neither club was so far adrift that the odds were completely stacked against survival.
  6. I guess it depends on how the context under which the assurances were made or implied? I guess that thats open to interpretation? From what I had read, my understanding was that reconstruction would happen, and the review being undertaken was how reconstruction would look?
  7. It appeared to me that Hearts and Partick were given "assurances" about restructuring the league, as were likes of Falkirk and Inverness, and that voting to end the season early was in their interests. Those "promises" seem to have been broken, various other discussions have been held, with other possible resolutions considered and discarded.
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    SPFL board to take charge of decision making

    Its a strange set up we have. And its little wonder that we have such a cluster**** going on just now.
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    Neilson to Hearts!!!!

    Thank you for not letting me down.
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    Neilson to Hearts!!!!

    And now its being suggested that ex Arsenal and Germany keeper Jens Lehmann could be headed to Tannadice as Neilson's replacement. Which would be a bit of a bizarre choice, as I cant think think of many goalkeepers who have transitioned to Head Coach positions anywhere? Im sure someone will correct though?
  11. I have a feeling that the structure of Scottish football and the structure of French football are different enough that a French court ruling has limited bearing here. Im of the same mind of S'Ally, its a bargaining tool for extra cash for Jambos and Jags. That said, I dont know where any extra cash will come from, and I dont trust the people who our run game and clubs to be able to reach a compromise.
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    Neilson to Hearts!!!!

    I understand why folk would consider it to be strange decision, but in the bigger scheme of things, Jambos are a bigger club and can probably offer a little more money. Maybe he has a stronger emotional tie to Jambos than United? I dont expect for one minute he was offered any assurances of what league they'll be in.
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    "Football without fans is nothing..."

    Its a small number of games but thats a significant change in the odds. I expect that when crowds return youll see that %age change back in favour of home teams fairly rapidly.
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    Are we all inherently racist?

    The issue of racism confuses me as much as it fascinates and apalls me. It confuses me in that a conversation with one person can be friendly and respectful, while a similar conversation with another can be considered offensive. Whilst I think that the worst examples of racist behaviour are learned, there is still something in all of us that is fearful of anything different. Perhaps not the best analogy, but being scared of spider or a wasp, when theyre minding their own business. Just as some folk love snakes, but may not like cats or dogs. Maybe its simply subconscious until you fell a degree of threat.
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    "Football without fans is nothing..."

    The crowd noise is off sync, especially when a goal is scored. But it hasnt been too bad. From an educational view, I think its interesting to see how players and coaches interact. Without the sweary words, its good for youngsters to see.
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    Are we all inherently racist?

    Not trying to catch you out at all. I wouldnt say its ignorance, but many folk probably couldnt define racism or racist behaviour. Stereotypes are a form of racism, yet stereotypes are often used in self-deprecation. So where is the line? And the trouble is that it varies from person to person and relationship to relationship.
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    Are we all inherently racist?

    Because you treat folk the same way regardless of who they are? And if they treat you right, youll do the same return? Which is how it should be.
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    Are we all inherently racist?

    So you base race on skin tone? Therefore, racism between English and Scottish cannot exist? Or between the British and French or Germans?
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    Are we all inherently racist?

    Im not sure I want to apologise for the actions of our forefathers. Its history, I know it was wrong, an apology doesnt change it. I can be aware of history, acknowledge it, and we can use it to recognise where society needs to be better and fairer. How would you define racism as in truest sense?
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    SPFL League Reconstruction Fails

    Pretty much my view on things. I have a very dim view of all things Scottish football related these days. The one area of hope is grassroots football, but even then you still have some teams and some coaches working against the whole ethos of kids enjoying and learning the game, so all of good intentions peter out. The SFA is badly run, the SPFL is badly run, everything is short term, so clubs amble from one disaster to the other. And after the next crap tv deal, we'll get another crap tv deal, and another after that, as clubs struggle to survive week to week, and sit with a begging bowl for an extra few quid. And of course, fans will continue to bump their gums, and be fleeced week after week, while the quality wont improve, but we wont see clubs die. And then we'll wonder why we are so ****ty on the international scene, and we'll look to past glories and assume we are better than we are, when really, other nations are moving forward, we are standing still at best, and as a result our ranking in the world has free fallen. Buit we've done well against other third rate nations so no we expect a Euros place? I hope we do it, but it only papers over the cracks.
  21. Apart from Partick and Falkirk, are there any full time clubs in those leagues? I cant think of any, but you make it sound like there are a few?
  22. Why? We dont know when crowds will be allowed back to grounds, and Hearts will really need as much potential revenue as possible. Why would you cut short the season and reduce potential income? I recognise that all clubs need the revenue but Hearts have a bigger staff than most Championship clubs. The other thing that strikes me, is that Hearts would likely bring a reasonable travelling support, so why not have a full season and clubs would benefit from two home gates of Hearts fans? I think that too many decisions are being made on limited information and advice. But then that doesnt surprise me about most of those who run Scottish Football.
  23. Im assuming Hearts didnt agree to this? Therefore could they challenge this?
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    Dad Jokes

    How much space is available in Europe following Brexit? 1GB Im listening to a new band on Spotify called Duvet... They're a cover band If you see a thread from me about canned meat, dont open it. Its Spam
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    Is this a bribe

    It works in Spain. Castilla play in the Segunda Liga. They are essentially Real Madrid reserves. There are a couple of other examples. I dont like this plan though. Not just because its the Old Firm, but its about their needs, rather than the collective need.
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