Reflections on Goalposts

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We haven’t seen any World records for a while … …

Comment on Reflections on Goalposts by Angus1983.

We haven’t seen any World records for a while … I’d have thought 900K for a Scottish third division player would have been lapped up. Quite apart from being about twice what the guy is now worth. Forest seem to have anticipated a game of “hardball” and given TRFC short shrift, which is very disrespectful of them when dealing with such a globally important Scottish 3rd Division club.

My opinion is that this story is designed to broadcast a signal that they don’t need the money. A dangerous bluff to play at this stage, you’d think.

The Ibrox management must be walking a very thin line, along which various things have to go their way in order for them not to fall off.

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From July 2011 (transfermarkt): “Rangers have had a £1.5m bid for Hearts left-back Lee Wallace accepted by the Edinburgh club. Two previous offers for Wallace of about £300,000 and then £1m for the 23-year-old Scotland international had been rejected by the Jam Tarts.”
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So, according to the DR, Rangers think a couple of years in the bottom tiers of Scottish fitba has decreased Mr Wallace’s value only by £100K (after initially valuing him themselves, while he was playing for an SPL team, at £300K).

One struggles to believe that an offer of £900K did not involve someone from Forest losing his hand in a desperate snapping-off incident.


Reflections on Goalposts
GeronimosCadillac says:
January 28, 2014 at 1:31 pm

… I’m not Geronimo, as my username correctly states, I am his Cadillac.
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Dear Sir,

Lacking an apostrophe and a wordspace, your username states nothing of the sort.

Yours faithfully,
Grammar Police (Aberdeen Division)


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Nice to see Paxman referring respectfully, and at some length, to the WW1 Hearts team in his programme about that war last night, by the way.


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Trite comment: Try telling that to many 1970s TV presenters.

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A little light relief from the lad Mohsni (unfortunately “not a big name like Spanish Archer McCulloch”), talking in the Daily Record:

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-transfer-news/rangers-defender-bilel-mohsni-id-3426558

I thought the poor fellow was simply a rubbish fitba player, but he appears to also be a marble or two short.

(P.S. Split infinitives, I love ’em. Use them whenever I can – it’s a nonsensical “rule” of grammar. 🙂 )


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April 18, 2014 at 2:07 pm

You write more like a Sandender
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🙂 Surely you mean a Saniner? I spent many a happy summer day at Sanine beach, having walked over the hill fae Portsoy. Brilliant gun emplacement and tank traps. There was a great summer cafe in the old Church hall (I think it was) with a juke box and everything!


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Upthehoops – I’m afraid that you may be taking a Glasgow-centric view there. I have a couple of excellent Irish friends here in Aberdeenshire. The only problem at all people here have with anyone of Irish descent is, dare I say it, when they’re part of the travelling community.

Danish – I also grew up in the East End. The East End of Portsoy. I assume that’s where you meant? 😉


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