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Hi Jimbo Must say old friend that I have had my …

Comment on History, Neighbours and Made Up News by killie1962.

Hi Jimbo
Must say old friend that I have had my head held well down since that 6-1 drubbing but you have to admit our goal was different class, don’t think any keeper could have stopped it and he has a habit of scoring cracking goals. We are still growing under “General Lee” and we won’t meet top class opposition every week like we did today, our fights are more with the other clubs in the bottom 6(that includes TRFC) the game reminds me of a previous lesson handed out when I was at Parkhead watching Killie on the opening day of a season in the 70’s, I think it was the 74/75 and was proudly cheering and shouting as we were only 1 goal down with 10 minutes to go, pressing hard for the equalizer, missed a golden opportunity and low and behold Celtic scored 4 more before the final whistle!! I cried that day but all was well the next week when we gubbed Ayr United(Ally loudmouth and all)3-0 to make our goal difference a wee bit healthier. Hope you are well and good luck on Wednesday
yours in sport
Gaun the Killie

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History, Neighbours and Made Up News
For my friend Jimbo, currently enjoying a wee break in Spain, that was a helluvah game. I watched it in a British Bar herer in Santa Rosa and there were a lot of Man City fans there but at the end of the game thee was just roars of joy. Nobody was  expecting a game like this. I am heading for my bed, too many beers but made much more friends and a great atmosphere. I am proud of your teams performance, I follow every Scottish club in Europe but that game tonight was something special.
yours in sport
Gaun the Killie


History, Neighbours and Made Up News
Hi Jimbo,
I did notice your comment on JJ’s site about the fact we played well. I don’t think many teams could compete with Celtic when they are in the mood. We got a hiding but I (and my Killie brothers)take it on the chin, there is always another day. On a personnel note I thought the graffiti on the bus in Aberdeen was way out of order and the Daily Record should be hanging their heads in shame as all they have done is whip up anger and provocation to both teams all week long, that is not making excuses, I am still Stateside but when I saw some of the articles leading up to the match I knew something would go down, I was not expecting that to happen but I have never forgotten my Scottish roots and know how quick good sense can go out the window.
Again good luck against the Mancs on Wednesday
Gaun the Killie


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THAT Debate, and the Beauty of Hindsight
Hi fellahs, 
I have to agree with Allyjambo, when you are liquidated you are bust, simple as that. I really think that if I had been a Glaswegian I would have been a Third Lanark fan but then again I like history. I remember going to watch Killie against Celtic in the 1972 Scottish Cup Semi Final, just a wee puppy with my Da, the Killie buses were parked not too far from the old Cathkin Park and the terracing and entrances were not demolished, all the troops had been drinking so that Scottish sense of using somewhere to pee were in the back of the derelict main doors!! Obviously at my age it was coke but I still remember asking my Da what happened that a club could fold, I was too young to fully understand, I think my point here is why did the SFA not try to help this club, as well as the other clubs that have folded, Airdrieonians(still cannot see that it’s the same team) Gretna, Clydebank etc. I know teams died in the earlier part of the century but the help given to bail out the Rangers football club is nonsensical. On a a personal note I hope we gub them tonight, I do not consider them Rangers despite the hype. Enjoyed that wee piece AllyJambo and it made me think there are still some sensible people out there, I see it from a different angle living in the USA, they haven’t a clue, especially in the social clubs who show the games on a Saturday
Gaun the Killie 


The Day I was on the Scotland U-23 Bench
Enjoyed the blog and it did indeed remind of times when things were completely different in football. I too was lucky enough to enjoy a similar experience but with a different manager and to my utter shame and embarrassment(well I had a partial excuse, travelling all night after a heavy session) I did not recognize the gentleman in question till my friend whispered in my ear. It was back in 1981, the year of the Wembley ban and in those far off days there was two weekends, the first one in Wales and then London the following week.Scotland were playing Wales in Swansea(usually it was Cardiff or Wrexham but this was a first for us, a wee trip to Swansea) and as everyone piled into the hotel and got their rooms my friend and I were the odd men left out, it seems the Hotel staff were having trouble getting rid of the person who had booked our room for the previous evening(hangover??)They asked us to kindly wait in the Hotel tea room where we were given a couple of complimentary beverages for our trouble. Obviously the scarves and bunnets were still on and as we were sitting this older gentleman asked if he could join us. Pleasantly surprised that anyone would want to sit next to two tired members of the Tartan Army we said “no problem”. The football talk began in earnest and it was obvious this guy knew what he was talking about. He was harping on about West Ham United and Bobby Ferguson-we had mentioned we were from Kilmarnock and then turned on to tactics and International football. He asked if we were going to next week’s game at Wembley and jokingly asked where we got our tickets(via Johnnie Walker’s London Office on St James Street). We ordered up some more beers, despite the early hour, but the gentleman took a cup of tea. He took his leave after an hour or so and also picked up the tab for the extra beers, the cheapskate hotel only giving us one free round,and told us both to enjoy the game. Turned out the gent was Ron Greenwood the England manager and he was down on a wee spying trip for the upcoming games against both Wales and Scotland. I learned more about football in an hour than I ever had in my (at that time) previous 19 years on this planet!!. He was indeed a gracious and courteous man and I always thought he was too nice to be the England Manager as despite good results the press was always crucifying him. In typical Scottish fashion we got gubbed 3-0 by Wales and then won 1-0 the next week at Wembley!!

yours in sport
Gaun the Killie


Peace – Not War
On the Poppy theme I sometimes think that I am way out of the loop. Growing up in Scotland in the 60’s and 70’s and working from 1979 till 1990 before my exile Stateside I used to put a wee donation in the can, wear my poppy(even as a kid Da would always help pin it on for me). I never questioned political motives or freedom of speech, I just wore it and sometimes went to the Cenotaph in Kilmarnock(across from the Dick Institute) each Remembrance Day with Da to honor my Mum’s Uncle James Storrie Rae, killed in action at Loos in 1917.On TV my mum never missed the BBC Remembrance show on the Saturday night, the highlight at the end being the Chelsea Pensioners marching in and then a load of Poppies were released from the ceiling to fall down as the poem was read out.On Sunday she never missed the ceremony broadcast on TV.Am I in the minority when I long for those days, no PC Brigade, no big debates and pissing contests just a simple remembering of the Great Fallen. These days everything gets so over complicated and people seem to love putting the boot into Britain (see Phil MC G’s continuing saga via twitter on British War Crimes-maybe a wee bit bitter eh??) I am Scottish first, have an Irish background too and still have British Citizenship and all I see is negativity and point scoring. It’s not just over there, here in the States they are continuing to rewrite History, knock down monuments to General Lee from the Civil War,( or the war of Northern Aggression depending on your viewpoint) sorry, history happens. Words and contexts from the 19th and early 20th century are being censored as people try to kid themselves on these things never happened. For goodness sake they are making a remake of the Dam busters and are trying to change Commander Guy Gibson’s dog’s name from Nigger to Trigger so not to upset people!! Sorry, don’t rewrite history, get over it, which brings me back to the Poppy, if you don’t wan’t to wear one don’t but don’t make a song and dance about it. Those old soldiers would turn in their graves over the stupidity about such a kerfuffle over nothing!! Having visited a lot of war graves in Europe and how well they are tended that is remembrance of the first order.It is a simple thing and one day to remember the Great Fallen, it could do without all the arguing and just be simply remembered on the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month. I can remember when everything stopped at that point, even at school.Maybe I am in the wrong time zone, as a proud Historian I really do not have much time for the PC Brigade or loudmouths.
Yours in Sport
Guan The Kilie


The Causes of Crime
Oh wow Pat, you say you are not trying to bring the man down then bring up comparisons of Bi polar behavior, really? As I mentioned earlier more than a few posters on this site have been ganging up on him, probably high fiving each other in Cyber Space as they try to out do each of their negative posts on JJ. Then you tell Jimbo to take his blinkers off, last time I checked Jimbo was not being entered into any horse race where he would need blinkers!! If I was constantly being degraded by those posters I would probably get a wee bit defensive too, they feel fine spouting on here but won’t go on to the site and have an honest and open debate putting their reasoning forward, they would get answers without any hassle or derogatory comments.It’s simple, if you don’t agree or think it’s a fantasy just ignore it and move on. It’s notable that there has been no legal action threatened against JJ by The Rangers Football Club as they know he’s spot on with a lot of his stuff and they dare not open up cans of worms. As for his agenda, I cannot read JJ’s mind but I would think that he just want’s his club, The Rangers, to get their house in order and I also think the majority of decent Bears would agree with him, they all want to get back to football and not the rest of the crap that has been going on and is still going on. I really don’t like a lot of Phil’s site as I find it too biased but I don’t try and give him a character assassination !!
Yours In Sport
Gaun The Killie


The Causes of Crime
I really don’t understand the venom towards JJ’s site from certain posters on here. It’s almost like a gleeful clique of guys trying to out do each other with negative posts. If you think you can do better create your own sites and obtain your own contacts. I have noticed this over the last 9 months and it has steadily got nastier and nastier. I’m pretty sure JJ won’t lose any sleep over the comments but I can only shake my head. We are all supposed to be on the same side but it seems that ego’s are being stroked. As for asking for funding this site does the same thing, so does it then become a double standard? Concentrate on the real issues and leave the pettiness behind, this is a fine site and it should be above the churlish comments, or why not go over and post on JJ’s site and have a frank discussion and open debate, I’m sure he would be open to it, unlike Phil’s site where if you post anything against the party line it either doesn’t get published or causes him to get all hot and bothered under the collar.
Your’s in sport
Gaun The Killie


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