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Post by kiwiscot » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:32 pm

Just been reading an article on Pie & Bovril written by Press Associaton about Alex McLeish and Martin O'Neil's managerial rivalry in two cities and it goes on to say that under McLeish , Rangers improved after the disasterous Le Guin era.

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Post by the hibLOG » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:09 am

kiwiscot wrote:Just been reading an article on Pie & Bovril written by Press Associaton about Alex McLeish and Martin O'Neil's managerial rivalry in two cities and it goes on to say that under McLeish , Rangers improved after the disasterous Le Guin era.
Gosh, how unlike the Press Association to get anything wrong. :roll:
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Post by kiwiscot » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:16 am

Looks like were the only two awake, hot isnt it (hee hee).

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Post by Scottish » Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:16 pm

That's an error of Broadfootian proportions. So is this from the BBC today claiming that Albion Rovers "look to make the last 16 of the Scottish Cup for the first time in 88 years."

That '88' should actually read '11' and to make it even worse, 88 years ago Rovers were knocked out in the second round - the last 32. It is though 89 years since they last reached the semis and 90 since their solitary final. Perhaps that's what the Beeb were thinking of in which case they were also thinking that a last 32 win tonight would somehow catapult Rovers through the next two rounds at least!

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Post by Scottish » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:22 am

Another one today - this time from the SFA's website (which should really know better). They have tonight's Rangers-Hamilton match as down for a replay on Jan 25th in the event of a draw this evening.

Presumably any extra time and/or penalty kicks if the match is level after 90 minutes tonight will just be a bit of practice?

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Post by Snuff » Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:07 pm

Gentlemen: remember, Darryl "Boyneband" Broadfoot is now the SFA's Head of Communications and therefore, heid bummer of the website.
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Post by Scottish » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:25 pm

Doesn't get more inaccurate than THIS
or THIS

Just in case they've changed them by the time people read this I should say that the two original headlines in The Herald read "Kilmarnock 0 Celtic 1 – A new stellar cast, but the same old movie under Tony Mowbray’s direction"

Of course the correct result for the first headline was Kilmarnock 1 Celtic 0.

And the correct result for the second headline was also Kilmarnock 1 Celtic 0

So, to recap, The Herald got it wrong again and the correct result was actually Kilmarnock 1 Celtic 0


I hope that clears up any confusion.

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Post by Scottish » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:17 am

And The Scotsman is just as bad.

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Post by Skyline Drifter » Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:00 am

Does anyone know what the score was in the Kilmarnock v Celtic match? :wink:

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Post by Snuff » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:43 pm

From the width of the smiles on certain faces around the village this morning, I think the correct result was indeed:

KILMARNOCK 1 CELTIC 0

I should add score flashes from matches are delivered to the Press Association by local "stringers" - at Kilmarnock it's the same guy every game; he is a definite Killie fan, so I don't see him making the error.

Perhaps somebody at the PA main hub at Howden didn't believe the result and "corrected" it to what he or she assumed it ought to be before sending the "score flash" or even the final score to the newspapers.

Of course, one of the first thing the accountants in suits did when they got control of our national newspapers was sack the proof readers, so more and more mistakes slip through.

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Post by MadMac » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:27 pm

scottish wrote:And The Scotsman is just as bad.
Still wrong as of now.

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Post by MadMac » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:31 pm

Snuff wrote: Perhaps somebody at the PA main hub at Howden didn't believe the result and "corrected" it to what he or she assumed it ought to be before sending the "score flash" or even the final score to the newspapers.
Similar happened in the 1971 League Cup Final (Half Time: Partick Thistle 4, Celtic 0), with the general reaction in the press rooms being "Surely Some Mistake". Game wasn't televised live and there were no cellphones/internet then, so no easy way to check. No excuse these days.

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Post by Scottish » Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:20 pm

MadMac wrote:[Similar happened in the 1971 League Cup Final (Half Time: Partick Thistle 4, Celtic 0), .
Celtic were the 'home' team that day and the result read 0-4 at half-time. I recall the scores going up on the old scoreboard at Rugby Park and the general assumption was that it was the wrong way round. Even when confirmed by transistor radio there was still a belief that Celtic might win the game, such was their dominance of the Scottish game at that time.

The most famous instance of course was the USA v England in the 1950 World Cup in Brazil when the Americans won 1-0 and the general assumption was that it should have read 1-10.

Incidentally, the same day (June 29th) saw the West Indies win a test match in England for the first time when they triumphed by 326 runs at Lord's.

And to complete the hat-trick Tony Mottram lost in the third round at Wimbledon in five sets to GE Brown, leaving no home players left in the Men's Singles.

Plus ca change 'n that.

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Post by MadMac » Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:51 pm

There were reports of Rangers fans, upon hearing the news at Ibrox at half time, leaving and piling into taxis to witness the momentous event for themselves. The other memory was of BBC Grandstand "Football Focus" presenter Sam Leitch dismissing Thistle as having 'no chance' and subsequently receiving sackloads of mail with just those two words enclosed. You can read an interesting account of the whole thing from Alan Hansen's older brother John (account originally published in the Daily Telegraph) at

http://www.kerrydalestreet.com/page/197 ... League+Cup

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Post by Scottish » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:53 am

Alas the memory is playing tricks in that account -
''We'd beaten Motherwell 7-2 earlier in the season but lost 8-3 at Pittodrie"

The scores were the other way around and both matches were AFTER the League Cup Final

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