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    Hearts away, 14/9

    This is far too measured and sensible a comment, even about the BBC . I'm not convinced though, wearing my C&A specs and SE lounging pyjamas, that much would have been made, in different circumstances, of Ikpeazu's challenge. After all, they are basically all the same as he breenges into every challenge and the refs don't seem to bother much. Still smiling at a memorable Tynie win.
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    Hearts away, 14/9

    Excellent, while waiting for Nursie to give us our medication we can reminisce about the police horse banjoing Alec Cameron outside Hampden Thought there was too much about Hearts and not enough about us in the BBC coverage and no discussion of the foul on Gallagher for their first goal. Another excellent corner from Polwarth and a teaker of a goal from Seedorf. With my usual great analysis, I told my neighbour in the POD after two games that his shooting was effing awfie. Pleased to see that young James Scott out on the wing can beat his man from a standing start and just run by him. There's a lot of talent in this team for the coaching staff to work with. An exciting but erratic season in prospect and it should be interesting to see how we deal with RC's uncompromising tactics on Saturday.
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    Hearts away, 14/9

    Yes, along with the preceding, "Chance of a lifetime for Pettigrew!" Then, as I recall, Willie wiped his nose all the way up his sleeve. Good old Arthur: "Up go the heads!"; "What a stramash!" and so on...….. Sorry, all. Just preparing for chuntering on in the old folk's home when my children have sold the house out from under me
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    Hearts away, 14/9

    Yes and I’ve just remembered a 2-3 victory at Celtic Park when Willie P and Bobby Graham did the Dens Park thing all over again. Easy to find on You Tube but I can never attach these clips properly on here.
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    Hearts away, 14/9

    Hard to disagree but I would add Willie P to the list. We beat Dundee 3-6 at Dens in 1975 (?) and my memory has me thinking Bobby Graham laid four on a plate for him, which he expertly despatched. Even if he scuffed the ball it would usually go in. Who could forget his winner against Sellick in the 3-2 win in the Scottish Cup when he latched on to Joe Wark's punt? 0-2 at half time, too. Happy days.....
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    scotland u21s

    Exactly so. It's not just that we couldn't do what France did after their slide in the 80s/early 90s. We couldn't even emulate Iceland. All we get is hypocritical hand-wringing from the footballing authorities and media who are in complete thrall to The Ugly Sisters, the baleful influence on all aspects of our game. Never mind, it'll soon be time for another pointless think tank presided over by Henry McLeish. He played for East Fife, don't ya know?
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    Odds and Sods Motherwell Thread

    We're stuck with The Uglies for ever, weeyin, imo. The SFA will never grow the pair necessary to confront sectarianism and criminal intimidation. It only consigned Sevco to the fourth tier because the country's supporters told their clubs they weren't having any cosy deals made by clubs' directors to limit the sanctions upon The Hens.
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    Odds and Sods Motherwell Thread

    Agree but Rangers' dreadful behaviour in Manchester at the UEFA cup final probably killed any lingering chance of that. The English aren't stupid. The other lot can be pretty unpleasant too, as I discovered a few years ago when I got stuck in the middle of The Green Brigade coming out of Airbles station. Their intimidating military marching and abuse directed non-stop at the police (without any action) was not pleasant to behold. Then they tried to demolish the toilets and seating in the big stand. Do they have shares in Armitage Shanks or summat? My interpretation of Strict Liability for the Ugly Sisters (and any other offending club, obviously) would be loss of three points (or more, depending on the seriousness of the offence) for sectarian singing or rioting, not just fining them or making them play games behind closed doors. Loss of points would be the only thing to make the clubs police their own support. This will not happen in a million years, hence the dire state of our game. I hate going to FP when the OF come calling.
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    Odds and Sods Motherwell Thread

    Yes, and The Hens TV had the nerve to call it a "stirring fightback" too. At least they got the "fight" bit right. They are a club beneath contempt and I wish there was a way they could play in England, the spiritual home of so many of their support.
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    Odds and Sods Motherwell Thread

    A final thought: it seems that UEFA can fine Sevco fans for singing sectarian songs but the SFA lacks the will. Some things never change.
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    Odds and Sods Motherwell Thread

    If you wish to replace your misery with anger, watch the 1978 3-5 Motherwell-Hens match on YouTube, when they rioted to stop the match with us leading 2-0 and zilch was done about it, IIRC. I tried posting the clip on here recently but failed miserably.
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    Odds and Sods Motherwell Thread

    One of the worst nights in my 'Well-supporting life. A few minutes before the notorious "penalty", Willie Pettigrew was chopped down by Captain Courageous John Greig in the box at the Rangers' end with the score at 2-0 to us, right in front of Gordon. He saw nothing then, yet gave a penalty while about 40 yards away against Rennie as tubster Derek Johnstone (aka U-99 fell) over on the edge of the penalty box. We crumbled after that, perhaps sensing the stacked deck we were playing against. Ian Archer in The Glasgow Herald (when it was a newspaper) later gave a withering account of the refereeing standards of Gordon and his linesmen. At least the Gordon-led Scottish threesome who cheated Levski Sofia against AC Milan were caught and punished. And then came the huge hail-storm after full time just to finish off a terrible night..... Bitter, moi? I try not to be but the old memory cells just won't let it go
  13. I'm presuming at least one winger will be dispensed with for a "batten down the hatches and hope to sneak a goal" shitfest strategy on a crap surface. Without a Moult, it's difficult to see where the goals will come from, apart from a set piece (cue easy 0-3 victory, knowing us?). It would seem harsh to drop Gillespie but his giving away of that crazy penalty (and his defence of Griffiths' spot-kick) shows he's shaky at the moment, so Robbo has a big decision to make there. It will be very interesting to see how the players respond to the public gralloching they got from their manager. Another feeble, disjointed performance would set some alarm bells ringing (especially on here), so this is a big, big game for us.
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    Steelmen Online Motherwell Photo Thread

    Yes, looks likely. Andy Weir, our normal No. 11, was in hospital with meningitis at the time, I believe. Bobby Roberts scored in the replay, when we won 2-5. Sadly and strangely, no film coverage survives *conspiracy theories start here* .
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    Former Motherwell Fc Players Thread

    Yes, he seems to go out of his way to make negative comments about MFC and to play to the worst instincts of Sellick fans. And I doubt he would have developed into the player he became if he hadn't played alongside David Cooper: he could bomb up the left wing and know that DC could almost always find him with a pass.

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