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by msdkfc
Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Spot The Difference
Replies: 11
Views: 5168

Re: Spot The Difference

It is astonishing right when you consider that none of the great teams of 60s ever managed to win at Parkhead, especially since Killie beat Celtic 6-0, 4-0 and 5-2 in 3 consecutive seasons at Rugby Park in the early-mid 60s. In my time, the closet we've came is when we drew 1-1 in April 1996 - leadi...
by msdkfc
Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: League reconstruction
Replies: 31
Views: 14348

Re: League reconstruction

My ideal SPL would be a 16 team league, played in a similar time period as Norway or Sweden (starting in the middle of March or end of March/start of April and finishing at the start of November or middle of November), with live games taking place on Friday nights and/or Saturday nights and a reintr...
by msdkfc
Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Spot The Difference
Replies: 11
Views: 5168

Re: Spot The Difference

As a Killie fan who had decided to go to this game (but thankfully had not yet bought a ticket when it was called off, as in all likelihood i won't be able to make a rearranged game in midweek), i can't begin to describe how angry and disgusted i was. Regardless of who actually made the decision, is...
by msdkfc
Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: International
Topic: How our rivals fared
Replies: 2
Views: 3510

Re: How our rivals fared

David, could you explain why the Spanish joined together with Portugal for their World Cup bid? I've often wondered why this was the case, it seemed a little strange to me. Was there an issue with the number and/or size of stadiums that the Spanish have, for example? As i understand it, the Spainsh ...
by msdkfc
Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish teams in Europe - or should I say - out of Europe
Replies: 33
Views: 23205

I'm quite sure no-one was in the least bit surprised when Dundee Utd went out and Motherwell's exit had an all too familiar inevitability about it, despite their fans and the media getting all excited and talking it up. Who genuinely deep down thought they would go through? The chances were Odense w...
by msdkfc
Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:13 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Motherwell Fans
Replies: 3
Views: 2064

Indeed. I thought the whole ceremony was well handled and dignified, and an excellent tribute to Frank Beattie. However, i thought i was imagining it when the chairman said he died in 1979 but i'm assured he did indeed say that!
by msdkfc
Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:47 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Welcome to Scotland
Replies: 9
Views: 3721

Almost straying into IM territory here, but this detail regarding the said waterholing hole doesn't surprise me. Not been in it since September last year watching Scotland v Macedonia and it's not a place i'd want to go too often. I've never felt totally safe - you sense eyes moving and heads turnin...
by msdkfc
Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Welcome to Scotland
Replies: 9
Views: 3721

I know how you feel David. I went to Ibrox last Saturday on public transport - bus to Glasgow then underground. After the game i hung around outside for a good bit listening to the radio then walked slowly to Cessnock, thinking this is a good idea, the crowds will mostly be away. No chance. Arrived ...
by msdkfc
Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: International
Topic: Can Spain & Portugal save Europe?
Replies: 60
Views: 31498

Apologies if this has been mentioned before on this site (although i can't find it) - i heard on the radio that Spain and Holland have never played each other before at a World Cup or European Championship finals. So, does anyone know if they have ever played each other during qualifying for either ...
by msdkfc
Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: International
Topic: Can Spain & Portugal save Europe?
Replies: 60
Views: 31498

Well, Paul the psychic octopus has predicted Spain will beat Holland on Sunday night. If i were you David i'd be happy with that, he's not been wrong so far on 6 occasions during this World Cup!! He also got 5 out of 6 predictions correct during Euro2008, the only one he got wrong was that he predic...
by msdkfc
Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: International
Topic: Tyldesley
Replies: 36
Views: 20150

Fair do's, i actually agree with you about Lawro, McCarthy and Townsend. But let's be honest, with Alan Green it's not as simple as just the fact that he's spent so long living and working in England so he'll have an afinity with them. I'd guess there are other, more sinister reasons too, which we w...
by msdkfc
Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: FOULS
Replies: 23
Views: 5984

FIFA's figures are for the whole match which gave Germany committing nine fouls and Spain seven. That's a very low total. The Germans have conceded 64 fouls in six matches, Spain 63. Which compares well with 60 each by Australia and New Zealand who both only played three matches and also to the oth...
by msdkfc
Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: International
Topic: Tne best league in the world?
Replies: 15
Views: 9495

I'm not sure if this is relevant, or relates to the point of the original post, but what the 'best league in the world' is is a highly subjective debate and each person will have their own opinion, based on a whole load of factors. Each to their own and all that. I don't think there's a right or wro...
by msdkfc
Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:33 am
Forum: International
Topic: Tyldesley
Replies: 36
Views: 20150

I might not have minded if Peter Drury had said one of those puns, it's just Lawro's whole tone and attitude. He'll sit there saying nothing for what seems like 5 minutes then throw in that line. The girly voice grates too, especially when he said Spain were 'powderpuff', which seemed right out of c...
by msdkfc
Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: International
Topic: Tyldesley
Replies: 36
Views: 20150

I also hate the way he refers to England as 'us' and 'we'. Andy Townsend and Mark Lawrenson are also guilty of this. For all his many faults I don't think Alan Hansen has ever uttered the 'we' and 'us' words. Nor to the best of my recollection has Mick McCarthy. I can't say for certain though and a...