(19 December 2014 - 09:02 AM)
I've missed a lot of this conversation but let's face facts. There was overflow from the Spice of Life stand due to a large crowd and crowd trouble in and outside the stadium. The police have a duty of safety to supporters and public so it's pretty obvious they are going to make it a ticket match. There is no reasonable complaint about this being made a ticket match. End of story. If you want to go, get a ticket, but don't make out like it's some terrible hardship. As for the behaviour of the fans, I've been going to games since the 1980's and I've seen a lot worse but modern standards it was a standard of behaviour that is not going to be tolerated by the authorities. Expect heavy policing at the match, is what I'd say.
(19 December 2014 - 08:18 AM)
Are they? I'd dispute that. Clearly it's the holier than thou who are getting emotive & being shown up for the lack of knowledge on what actually went on. superfan (he's had a season book nearly as long as some of us) sorry, superward can deflect all she likes
(18 December 2014 - 06:33 PM)
@onthefringes - How would you know what knowledge I have and what I don't? For you info, my opinion has been formed by being at nearly every home and away game over the last few years and being a season ticket holder for about 20. Sitting near the 'singing section' and not sitting sitting near it over the last few. They make a great atmosphere most of the time but often cross that line I would say classes them as 'wanks'. Accies last time was one example and when people behave like that there is a consequence. My opinion of course and you can have yours.
(18 December 2014 - 06:09 PM)
Just seen on twitter the Argie mob looking to buy us are now after St Midden! http://sport.stv.tv/football/clubs/st-mirren/304026-interim-st-mirren-boss-met-argentinian-consortium-interested-in-club/
My mate and I were discussing former players at the weekend and were both in relative agreement on our top 5.
Being in our mid-30's we are largely influenced by the 91 cup side;
Cooper - top class to watch at close quarters from the front row of the old terracing
O'Donnell - especially the early days, box-to-box, unbelievable energy, goalscoring threat
MacKinnon - motored up and down the left side, gritty and determined
Arnott - Legend, 100% every game, did amazingly well
Nijholt - pure class at the back
McFadden - For sheer entertainment O'Donnell - Agreed as per your comments Arnott - Agreed as per your comments (he was my favourite player when I first started going to games with ma da) Coyne - quality striker who was a regular scorer in my young Motherwell supporting days Martin - great defender for Motherwell playing over 200 games and I loved his old if in doubt punt the ball right over the east stand mentallity.
Phil O'Donnell (see previousl descriptions)
Joe Wark (Old Rubber Legs, only man who could tackle from behind and not commit a foul)
Graeme Forbes ( The Original Psycho. (Sorry Colin))
Luc Nijholt (HIs "One of the Proudest Moments in my Life speech will be forgiven lol)
Ian McLeod (Big Marsh who wouldn't play on a Sunday, still was a no nonsense kind of player)
There are just too many who fall just outside this top five>
And too many more without higjacking the entire thread
And so many of the players from the ancell babes era who I only have hearsay on how good they were
Being an oldie the first three came fairly easily, and, if I'm honest so did the fourth. Vic Davidson was an absolute joy to watch, one of the best midfield players I've seen in a Motherwell jersey. From the modern era, McAllister, O'Donnell, McFadden, Cooper, all came close but in the end it was a straight decision between Kirkie and Dougie. Kirkie's all round boys own career, going in goals and saving a penalty scoring in every round of the cup incuding the winner in the final, becoming our top European scorer. If I had played for Motherwell that's the career I'd want.
Bobby Graham (friend of my dad)
Dougie Arnott (pretty obvious)
Davie Cooper (genious, with the left peg anyway)
Willie Pettigrew ( Went to his dads house for halloween when I was a kid, idolised him and still a pleasure to meet him on occasion)
James McFadden ( when I stopped going to games, my mates talked me into coming along again to see this kid, entertainment value was there and I fell in love with the game again)
Good many others I have a lot of time for but these ones stand out for a variety of reasons. Again would also add Craigan when he becomes an ex player and the housewives favourite of course!
"So basically just like his previous 'chat' with him before the Levante game last August. ie informal to see if he would consider it or not. I would suggest that McFadden wasn't interested then and he won't be interested now so the McCall and the club shouldn't bother wasting their time. He does not want to sign for us just now, or any time soon, I think that much is quite clear."
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