Mr Green and Opportunity Knocks— For Aberdeen?


Borussiabeefburg says: September 4, 2013 at 10:40 pm 18 0 Rate …

Comment on Mr Green and Opportunity Knocks— For Aberdeen? by Arnold Layne.

borussiabeefburg says:
September 4, 2013 at 10:40 pm
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Arnold Layne says:
September 4, 2013 at 10:30 pm

I think the point the guy was making about Lunny concerned the compliance officer’s interest in a fresh air swipe and offering 3 game bans for the same, while ignoring career threatening lunges.

And Lunny should have more important dramas to look into anyway: has McCoist been called in yet with his list of over 100 players who are illegally betting on the outcome of games?


I think the point I was making was that if he was concerned about career threatening lunges he should be looking at his own defender, Calum Butcher. A couple of dreadful two footed examples at Firhill.

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arabest1 says:
September 4, 2013 at 4:31 pm
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Re Gunning I have little sympathy for him in this instance, he really should know better with his experience. The point you make is a good one though Andy, so far this season I have watched as EVERY team I’ve seen set out to clatter Gary McKay-Stevens (I lost count on Saturday, 6? maybe more?), St Johnstone much the same the previous week, and a Caley midfielder could have ended his season/career in the 2nd game with one particularly despicable challenge……among many over 90 minutes. Should this not be an issue for video evidence? I mean one player being targeted week in week out because he has exceptional skills? I watch a lot of football, and over the years what constitutes an illegal challenge has become ever ‘lighter’…..I assume to protect the ball players, unless its in Scotland. High time we caught up with the rest and cherished our skillful footballers rather than boot them all over the pitch, our naivety when facing cute/streetwise international opposition or the faux-machismo demanded from the stands does us no favours in the long run.


You obviously missed the opening game of the season. McKay-Stevens played the second half. At no point did any Partick Thistle player clatter or set out to clatter him.

I do remember some tasty challenges from Calum Butcher however.

Mr Green and Opportunity Knocks— For Aberdeen?
Danish Pastry says:
August 21, 2013 at 4:23 am
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… I sometimes wonder if the increased numbers at Firhill are, in part, boosted by lapsed bluenoses who’ve re-discovered the joy of just going to a Scottish match, free of foreign obsessions that kept the poison of the ‘OF’ going for so long.


Partick Thistle are going through a terrific spell at the moment. Since McNamara left for a ‘bigger club’, we haven’t lost a match under Alan Archibald. 23 and counting. We currently have the longest unbeaten run in the top division, 7 games (spanning nearly a decade!). Our young starting 11 for our first match in the SPFL had no players with any top league experience. The first time this has happened since the inception of the SPL. We are playing very attractive passing football but perhaps lack a cutting edge.

Both Dundee United and Hearts brought a large support (the latter being a great credit to their club, the best away support at Firhill for many years).

There is a good feeling around Firhill at the moment. If we continue to do well, I suspect that we will gain a few supporters from other Glasgow clubs but just now I think it is simply a feel good factor.

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If HMRC/BDO/ScotPlod aren’t here regularly, they are misusing their resources…


Do you seriously believe this?

If anybody has any hard evidence of wrong doing they should present it to the relevant authorities.

If HMRC/BDO/ScotPlod are here regularly, they are misusing their resources.

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November 9, 2013 at 10:31 pm
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This is the current Rangers board

How happy would you be if that is the group who were running your club.


Not entirely sure of your intention. A list of names would have sufficed if you were questioning their business credentials. You have chosen to post a picture instead. It seems to me that we are invited to be amused by the way they look.

A bit tabloid press in my opinion. Doesn’t show this site in a very good light.

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October 23, 2013 at 3:48 pm
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Nicky Clark booked for goal celebration against Brechin. Confirmed after phone call to SFA. Will not bore you with this again. Felt it needed clearing up – conflicting views on what happened


Excellent work. Glad this has been cleared up at last. Asking the questions the MSM won’t ask.

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