Podcast Episode 3 – David Low


Briggsbhoy says: May 5, 2014 at 9:45 am sannoffymesssoitizz says: May 5, 2014 …

Comment on Podcast Episode 3 – David Low by StevieBC.

briggsbhoy says:
May 5, 2014 at 9:45 am

sannoffymesssoitizz says:
May 5, 2014 at 2:49 am

Thanks for that it brought back memories for me of how I used to try and hit the ball with the outside of my foot to get that curving pass like Beckenbeuar, never quite managed it…
bb, as a teenager totally besotted with football I learned a highly effective way to curl and spin the ball by accident.

One day I ‘borrowed’ a volley ball from school and took it home. I quickly realised that it was great [light] for bending the ball outrageously – and for flicking the ankle when striking the ball to put even more height/spin on the ball.

Eventually the skills learned where then relatively easy to apply to a normal match ball.

Volley balls are not great in windy conditions because of their lightweight – and use on a gravel pitch just destroys the ball quickly.

But in all seriousness, for a young kid, using a volley ball is a great, additional learning tool – as a normal match ball can still be too heavy – and frustrating – for a youngster to develop these eye-catching passing/shooting skills.

And that’s my football tip for today, thank you very much… πŸ™„

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Podcast Episode 3 – David Low
sickofitall says:
May 5, 2014 at 6:40 am

β€œTHE Rangers supporters trust fund goes β€˜live’ tomorrow…

Gers fans can now pledge their cash if they wish…”
As an impatient, pedantic Bampot – I can’t wait until tomorrow !

As we have discussed previously, I still can’t believe that this Trust idea is doable.
But is the use of the word ‘pledge’ the key ?

Like when they have TV charity telethons, pledges are made to donate – but these pledges are to create the initial ‘Total Raised’ – but they aren’t always followed up with the actual monetary donation ?

Is the initial phase simply to collect ‘pledges’, [not money], to force TRFC into co-operating with DK ?

…and is the timing of the ‘go live’ on the same day as IA’s court case just coincidental ?

Podcast Episode 3 – David Low
Celtic v. Rangers in Dubai…
In a word : bollox !!

That’s the fluffiest tailed squirrel we’ve seen in quite a while though. πŸ™„

Podcast Episode 3 – David Low
Ogilvie – wild speculation on my part
Whilst we all have our opinions on the SFA President, we can’t deny that he must be a decent ‘operator’ to get high profile roles at RFC, HMFC and the SFA. He knows how to play the game, [off the field that is πŸ™„ ]

So, with the recent rumblings about a cushy number becoming available at UEFA…

Could Ogilvie have got his timing spot on ?

TRFC is scheduled for meltdown ‘soon’.
The expectation is that the SFA/SPFL will – again – try to do everything possible to assist the Govan club.
Why would anyone think differently ?

So, what if Ogilvie where to resign ?
He/the SFA could spin it to make it sound like Ogilvie was finally falling on his sword as a gesture of goodwill – so that any assistance given to the Govan club should likewise be accepted by fans in good faith.

So, immediate reaction is some rare, positive feedback for the SFA from the fans.

This action may or may not ultimately help smooth the way for TRFC’s ‘continuation of its journey’.

…and the the final kick in the b*lls would be several months down the line when UEFA announce that they have appointed Ogilvie in a cushy new role, due to his ‘bestest administrator in the world’ experience !

Absolutely, pure, unsubstantiated speculation on my part.
But it sounds good ?
Mibbees aye / naw ?

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Likewise, it's good for the game that Ross County also progressed in the cup with their own big win.

At least one piece of silverware will be leaving Glasgow this season – which is no bad thing at all, IMO.

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