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by StAndrewsHMFC
Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:10 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Is Martin Bain a twat or is the Rangers 5% fair for away
Replies: 25
Views: 21911

Lets cut the lifeline for the smaller clubs that bit more....

I think the old firm need to realise that to improve the game in Scotland we need a vastly more competitive league. Squeezing more money out of Falkirk, St Mirren and Kilmarnock is not the best way to achieve this.
by StAndrewsHMFC
Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:32 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Broadcasting legend Crampsey dies
Replies: 37
Views: 14882

Next curiosity question. What were the other 3 Edinburgh grounds in 1939? Wow a question that I can answer on here! Royal Gymnasium- St Bernard's, claimed a capacity of 40k, the biggest attendance was I think 27,000 for a 2nd Division league game v Hibs (although the webmaster here rubbishes that i...
by StAndrewsHMFC
Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:41 pm
Forum: Football Books
Topic: New St Bernard's Book
Replies: 8
Views: 10308

New St Bernard's Book

Came across this website when looking for information on St.Bernard's- http://www.stbernardsfc.co.uk/clubnews.pl?id=36901 Has the following appeal and I thought people on here might be able to help out- Old team photographs are required. Plans are at an advanced stage to have a history published abo...
by StAndrewsHMFC
Thu May 15, 2008 11:30 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: McLeish and relegation
Replies: 11
Views: 5217

To be fair, while McLeish did sign Lapaty and Sauzee when he took over in January 98 Hibs had only just hit the bottom and were only a point or so behind Aberdeen, but by the time they played United they were 5 points adrift with 2 to play. They had to beat United and Killie and hope that other resu...
by StAndrewsHMFC
Tue May 13, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Awards
Replies: 86
Views: 43588

There was a study a few years back done by a spanish university of the effect of crowd noise on referees (Some governments will fund anything). Anyway I can't remember the exact figures but by showing referees the same clips with and without crowd noise they found that refs alot of the time will go ...
by StAndrewsHMFC
Tue May 13, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Awards
Replies: 86
Views: 43588

lbb wrote: Anyone reading the unbiased Scottish press would think Weir pulled a machine gun on him.
A Rangers fan complaining about media bias against his club. Really?
by StAndrewsHMFC
Mon May 12, 2008 11:55 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Awards
Replies: 86
Views: 43588

“I have now had the benefit of seeing the incident again on television. I believe that were it not for the fact that I had been caught out of position by the quick transfer of play I would have awarded Dundee United a penalty and would have cautioned the Rangers player David Weir. In my opinion the...
by StAndrewsHMFC
Mon May 12, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Awards
Replies: 86
Views: 43588

I'm not sure that bringing in external referees are the answer. However I do think we need to do something to improve the standard of refereeing. I'm not talking about making mistakes, referees will always do this, but we can put the referee in the best position to make as few misstakes as possible,...
by StAndrewsHMFC
Sun May 04, 2008 6:43 am
Forum: International
Topic: Derby- The worst ever?
Replies: 10
Views: 8761

Derby- The worst ever?

Derby County after yesterdays defeat are now assured of the lowest premiership points total ever. Got me thinking however have there ever been poorer teams than Derby in Englands top flight, a quick look through the league tables tells us that noone has ever won less than 3 games before in Englands ...
by StAndrewsHMFC
Sat May 03, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: What's the most fixtures a Scottish team has played?
Replies: 47
Views: 21113

The worry for me would be that more and more teams of an equal standing at Euro level will adopt this style and drive people away from the game. This is my fear too, and not just teams of Rangers standing. In Carlisle over the last two weeks I was 'entertained' by a client with all 8 european semi ...
by StAndrewsHMFC
Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish football is corrupt
Replies: 11
Views: 5225

Given that, you can surely only conclude that Hearts are now in a state of deferred extinction. They cannot conceivably trade their way out of their current debt. The security of having that debt held by Romanov's bank looks terribly shaky. I am not saying all this as a gloating Hibee or anything. ...
by StAndrewsHMFC
Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish football is corrupt
Replies: 11
Views: 5225

Yes, it's the Old Firm's fault. Not blaming the old firm for Romanov. Was simply a statement based on more and more kids supportting the old firm with each generation- thats whats killing the rest of us as a whole. If you keep extrapollating the trend eventually everyone in Scotland will follow one...
by StAndrewsHMFC
Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: Football Books
Topic: Queens Park- Men with Educated Feet
Replies: 7
Views: 7727

My interest in Queens Park has grown considerably lately, but I'm finding it hard to find any books on them, Educated feet is a comprehensive record but lacking rather on the story side of things. I've heard of the game for the games sake, but can anyone point me in the direction of a good history o...
by StAndrewsHMFC
Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: Football Books
Topic: East Fife-On a windswept Plain
Replies: 4
Views: 6853

Just finnished reading the book, and have to say it was very enjoyable. Would definately recommend it to anyone who likes general football histories. The only grumble I'd have being a statto was the lack of stats, still can't really complain as the words were good.
by StAndrewsHMFC
Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: Football Books
Topic: The ROAR Of The Crowd
Replies: 31
Views: 31945

Just to add to everyone else's comments thought the book was really good. Never thought attendences would be that interesting. . Just out of interest is it known which clubs if an just add on all there season ticket holders presently, or is it a given that club will quote the total number of people ...