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Redlichtie says: January 28, 2014 at 3:53 pm Caption : “Scottish …

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redlichtie says:
January 28, 2014 at 3:53 pm

Caption : “Scottish Football needs a strong Arbroath (struck thru) SFM (inserted)”
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Nice one @redlichtie, especially since “Scottish Football has been done up like a kipper”!

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I noticed one of the comments on AT’s blog suggested TicketUs had allied themselves with CW on this. It makes a kind of sense — their financial backing against an agreement with CW to let him off the hook if they inherit the proceeds. On the face of it, Whyte has fallen into the deep cow dung and must want to get out of this byre. Is that why he’s upbeat?

Is that feasible?


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Just heard about the gesture by Morton FC for tonight’s re-arranged match. Free admission and a collection for St Andrew’s First Aid:

Morton -v- Queen of the South
Rescheduled Match – Info

Tomorrow (Wednesday) evening, we welcome Queen of the South back to Cappielow for our rescheduled SPFL fixture.

Following the tragic events of Saturday, when we lost long-time supporter Andrew Kemp following a heart attack, the Club announced that admission to the rescheduled date would be free of charge as a result of the abandoned match.

We appreciate that there may be some supporters who attend tomorrow evening who were not at the original fixture. With this in mind, there will be the opportunity to make a donation in lieu of the normal admission price at the turnstiles inside the ground.

Following consultation with the family, all funds raised from donations on the night will go towards St Andrews First Aid (Inverclyde Group) who cared for Mr Kemp on Saturday. St Andrews First Aid provide vital first aid provision at all of our home matches, but in addition they also provide important medical care at concerts, gala days and numerous community events throughout Inverclyde on a voluntary basis.

With this in mind, donations will also be welcomed from supporters who attended the match on Saturday but would like to show their appreciation for this valuable service.

Tomorrow evening, the turnstiles will open at 6.30pm. We would ask that all children under the age of 12 years are accompanied by an adult.

Queen of the South supporters should access the ground via the Main Stand turnstiles in Sinclair Street, but will be seated within their usual section of the Main Stand.

Prior to kick off at 7.30pm, and as agreed with the family of Mr Kemp, there will be a minutes applause as a mark of respect.

We hope you are able to join us.

Posted on 28 January, 2014


Reflections on Goalposts
Martin says:
January 28, 2014 at 12:18 am
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Thoughtful post Martin. It got me thinking.

With all the wheeler-dealer dynamics of ‘the January window’ reaching their climax, there’s no doubt the fans of bigger clubs will be looking for a bit more on-field ‘eye candy’ to appease their fans thirst for success and entertainment.

Though, in a Scottish context, I wondered at the weekend who were the happier — the Hibs fans watching a young lad with a legendary name coming good, or Celts fans seeing their young £2m Finn coming on to some sort of game.

Not a criticism of CFC, I believe their plan to find rough diamonds, or works in progress, and selling them on is smart, and an acceptance of current reality. To me it is a pity most of them appear to be brought in from abroad, rather than plucked from the local market, but such is life. I’m thinking more, though, of what appeals most to fans of the game of the common man — seeing a local lad come good, or watching someone who is essentially a highly-funded investment in the hope that he will play well so that a good deal can be had down the line.

As a neutral, I admit I was more excited by young Sam Stanton, more so than watching those who have a heavy price tag to justify. And you sensed from the crowd reaction that his performance gave them a lift. There is probably more fan patience with home-grown lads and greater satisfaction if they turn out to be the real thing.

Just a thought, on a snowy morning.


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Fascinating encounter John. Interesting, too, that he agreed to meet you afterwards. 
Sadly, it appears not only the authorities, but also certain club chairmen have decided to take the path of least resistance. This corruption won’t end well. It’s just a pity not one newspaper will run the story. As mentioned before, it’s like fitba’s All the President’s Men withoot the good MSM media guys. 
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Bravo JC for the interview report. Been following reaction to it. Feels as though genuine movement finally being made to bring issues into the wider public domain. JJ is making a fascinating contribution, too, and quite often echoing sentiments expressed here for the past many years. And his sense of fair play and sporting justice is exemplary. Phil is still adding some deeper insights even though he has a momentous 100th anniversary on his mind, and a piece about that in the works. 

Not posting here much myself, but so many others far more capable do that. Keeping up via twitter, etc. 
Godt nyt år and onwards and upwards in 2016 (somewhat belated).


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jimbo 24th December 2015 at 12:15 am
Happy Christmas Eve everyone on here.
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Lovely post jimbo. Brought back memories of gazing into Doig’s Toy Shop on Duke Street in the weeks before Christmas — and the gradual appearence of Christmas trees in folks windaes. Certainly cheered up the black tenements and the dreich 1960s East End in winter. Poverty was a way of life for many of us East Enders, so dreams of Doig’s toys usually remained in the window of Doig’s. Still, selection boxes and annuals were braw, and oranges and thrupney bits in yer stocking wurnae too bad either. In those days you got on with it, Christmas wasn’t hyped up as it is now. I expect children facing poverty today, and who experience a ‘modest’ Christmas, probably feel it more deeply than some of us did because of the slick commercialism promoting a form of celebration not all can afford. 

As an exile with Christmas Day on the 24th in the evening, it seems a long way from Duke Street. But your past never leaves you. I think there’s a wee bairn in aw of us still oan Christmas Eve 🙂

Big thanks to all the excellent contributors to this blog in 2015. All the best you and yours this Christmas and onwards and upwards in the new year when it comes. 
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