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by Mike Smith
Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:59 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: New Website Article
Replies: 13
Views: 11713

The success Chelsea enjoyed when Graham Rix was there came when he was employed in a similar role to the one he'll have at Tynecastle. He is a highly regarded coach - that's the key, in my view, - not a manager and if he's given a chance he may well prosper under a Director of Football (Vialli?) I t...
by Mike Smith
Sun Nov 06, 2005 4:40 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Longest/ Shortest Serving Managers?
Replies: 11
Views: 7677

Guy Roux was in charge at Auxerre for over forty years. In fact he may still be!
by Mike Smith
Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:41 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: 1952 & 1960 Scottish League Cup Finals
Replies: 12
Views: 8456

I was just six months old when Hearts won the 1962 League Cup Final. Somewhat controversially by all accounts - 'scottish' will be able to confirm the details!

Tiny Wharton - now there was a referee!

:lol:
by Mike Smith
Sun Oct 23, 2005 7:29 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: 1952 & 1960 Scottish League Cup Finals
Replies: 12
Views: 8456

bobby s wrote:Father of Kevin Toner, well known delightful female organ who does a pretty poor interpretation of a referee.
:lol: :lol:
by Mike Smith
Sun Oct 23, 2005 7:28 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: 1952 & 1960 Scottish League Cup Finals
Replies: 12
Views: 8456

And something, not quite sure what, makes me think that McInally was Alan "I used to play for Bayern Munich" McInally's dad. I think you're right Bobby. Jackie McInally is Alan's dad. Alan doesn't like to remind his great, good personal friends that he used to play for Bayern in Munich in Germany.....
by Mike Smith
Sat Oct 22, 2005 6:39 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Just When You Think You've Seen it All
Replies: 11
Views: 14557

Just When You Think You've Seen it All

In 37 years of following the Hearts I've seen more ups and downs than David Blunkett's guide dog. But just when you think you've seen it all, the Tynecastle chiefs come up with something else to make you reach for the prozac... None of us ordinary fans know the reason(s) why George Burley has left H...
by Mike Smith
Thu Oct 20, 2005 6:56 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: Hibs v Dnipro
Replies: 5
Views: 4103

Depends when the crowd was counted. 20,000 at kick-off but, by half-time, it was 19,500 as the away end began to empty. As it did at Tynecastle on August 7th after an hour.....

:lol: :lol:
by Mike Smith
Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:59 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: FAO of Hibbies (Part 2)
Replies: 3
Views: 3826

Aye, I have to say I'm a bit sceptical.

I mean how the hell are Arsenal above Hearts????

:shock:
by Mike Smith
Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:13 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: FAO of Hibbies (Part 2)
Replies: 3
Views: 3826

FAO of Hibbies (Part 2)

Read and be impressed fellas!

http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/3412562
by Mike Smith
Sun Oct 16, 2005 3:34 pm
Forum: Football Books
Topic: When Saturday Comes
Replies: 1
Views: 3610

I used to subscribe to WSC in the days when it was mildly amusing. Indeed I contributed to a couple of issues some years back. I stopped buying it when the humour was replaced by too many budding Nick Hornbys and the mag began to take itself rather too seriously. Its coverage of Scottish football wa...
by Mike Smith
Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:07 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Admission Charges
Replies: 3
Views: 3383

There's no doubt that football is overpriced, particularly when compared to some other aspects of the 'entertainment industry'. It's interesting to note that attendances in the FA Premiership are down just as that league is now being dominated by Chelsea. The rows of empty seats at Saturday's Sunder...
by Mike Smith
Thu Oct 13, 2005 10:26 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Typical Scotland
Replies: 3
Views: 3372

I thought Barry Ferguson played a crucial part in last night's win......

:wink: :wink:
by Mike Smith
Tue Oct 11, 2005 8:15 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Germany.....no more!
Replies: 5
Views: 4111

Another World Cup qualifying campaign draws to a close. Another failure for Scotland. Growing up in the 1970s, fans like me were spoiled by a national team which regularly qualified for the World Cup finals. Players such as Kenny Dalglish, Joe Jordan and Graeme Souness could grace most national team...
by Mike Smith
Tue Oct 11, 2005 7:16 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Tynecastle redevelopment
Replies: 13
Views: 9543

[quote="Alan McCabe"]First-class debating guys.quote] Indeed, Alan. I look forward to several Hibees joining the argument - can't think of anyone better for mass debaters....... :shock: I know there's a lot of questions unanswered about Romanov. But the bottom line is, without his involvement, Tynec...
by Mike Smith
Tue Oct 11, 2005 12:38 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Tynecastle redevelopment
Replies: 13
Views: 9543

HibLog - you sound far too intelligent to be a Hibby! A very reasonable argument from yourself and Bobby S. No one is suggesting Hearts debt has gone away but it's worth remembering that without Vladimir Romanov, Hearts would be finished. Selling Tynecastle and moving to Murrayfield without an alter...