An Honest Game? Convince Us.


Kicker Conspiracy says: April 6, 2014 at 1:40 pm “Raith may …

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Kicker Conspiracy says:

April 6, 2014 at 1:40 pm

“Raith may not actually exist as a place”
“the geographical location of Raith is – well, a wraith”


The estate has existed for about 300 years. Where does he think the club got its name?

Every day is a school day 😆

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New podcast published. Move to new thread please.

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You misunderstand. It was a Strathclyde supporter who chucked the can. Had Alan – or the other three on the team – done so, Bamber’s napper would have remained unscathed, given the catastrophic inability of the Strathclyde team to get anything right that day 🙂

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Alan Nixon is an experienced, widely respected, and ordinarily very good newspaper and media man. At the peak of his career, he was head of Sport at Granada TV.
He is also generally acclaimed as the inventor the fanzine movement with his wonderful JagsMag in the 70s (Thistle fans will no doubt have an opinion on that!).

A much better journalist than a University Challenge panelist, he is often embarrassed to be reminded of his role – and absence of correct answers – in the Strathclyde Uni team’s savaging at the hands of Caius College in 1974.

I suspect, whenever people refer to this fill-up-the-back-page piece, he will be only too pleased to draw attention to his part in the day a McEwans Export can’s journey ended abruptly as Bamber Gascoigne’s head got in the way 😳

It should be noted that the University of Strathclyde’s reputation has since been rebuilt 😆

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Have sent you a mail regarding the Counsel’s Opinion matter. Let me know when you receive it.

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I thought John should have a first look at the advice I have received. Will post later when JC has had a butcher’s.

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TSFM certainly doesn’t have any locus to sue. I think that, as others have said, the value of such a move would be the confidence and credibility we would gain from having counsel back up our viewpoint – or the credibility and humility we would have thrust on us if counsel contradicts our consensus and we publish that regardless 🙂
It would also be good to direct counsel not to simply advise in accordance with our own preconceptions.

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I think I we would be happy to do what you ask. I have absolutely no idea of the cost of such a venture, nor whether or not it would be money wisely spent.
Campbellsmoney has been absent of late, but his input might be useful – as would the opinion of any other legal types.
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