Search found 543 matches

by Snuff
Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Lionel Messi
Replies: 32
Views: 10421

Lionel Messi

Jackie McInally, now there was a player. Perhaps just the third-best player in the Kilmarnock forward line, behind Andy Kerr and Bertie Black (or is that my Lugar Boswell Thistle bias showing?), but he still scored the best individual goal I've ever seen. It was against Motherwell, at Rugby Park, a...
by Snuff
Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:36 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Clyde
Replies: 9
Views: 2789

Clyde

David - To be fair to Clyde, they did make an effort at engaging the local community in Cumbernauld and while they had money, they had a promising youth set-up, but the boys' fathers still seemed to prefer to head back to Glasgow to watch the Old Firm. Livingston perhaps were dealing with locals le...
by Snuff
Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:26 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Fergie: Typical Germans
Replies: 16
Views: 3657

'fergie: Typical Germans

Bit off-topic maybe, but I feel worth telling. When Auchinleck Talbot won the first of their three-in-a-row Junior Cups by beating Pollok in 1986 the winning goal was scored by Jim O'Donnell, now the Evening Times's junior correspondent, forcing the ball over the line from close range. At time-up C...
by Snuff
Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: RELATIVES
Replies: 4
Views: 3952

Relatives

Don't know about the Brands - but the ARchdeacons were brothers.
by Snuff
Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Lionel Messi
Replies: 32
Views: 10421

Lionel Messi

I hate to disagree with lbb, but, I feel greatness is as much about hard work as about talent. As Gary Player famously said: "The harder I practice, the luckier I get". I have always been a Fred Astair fan rather than a Gene Kelly one. Kelly always seemed to me to be saying: "Hey look at me, how gr...
by Snuff
Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Clyde
Replies: 9
Views: 2789

Clyde

Clyde's current travails can be explained in one word - mismanagement. This mismanagement has been on a grand scale and has been on-going for a few years. They've lacked board room leadership since John McBeth moved on to better things and the Dunn and Moore lemonade families stepped back. They've ...
by Snuff
Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Fergie: Typical Germans
Replies: 16
Views: 3657

Fergie: Typical Germans

Apologies to Gorgiewave and lbb for getting you mixed up - I can only plead auld age. Sorry
by Snuff
Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Fergie: Typical Germans
Replies: 16
Views: 3657

Fergie: Typical Germans

Gorgiewave wrote: [quote]

He seemed to suggest there was a conspiracy, that Manchester United weren't going to be 'allowed' to win the tie. The referee must have been quite worried at 3-0, then.

Govan-born ex-Ranger complains about conspiracy.

Haud the front page.
by Snuff
Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Fergie: Typical Germans
Replies: 16
Views: 3657

Fergie: Typical Germans

Just when you think he's about to bow out gracefully, the old Fergie comes up with what is, even by his high standards - a beauty. His "Typical Germans" whinge shows, the man doesn't do irony, or dignity. One of his players picks up two cheap and needless yellow cards and he reckons the opposition ...
by Snuff
Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Lionel Messi
Replies: 32
Views: 10421

Lionel Messi

David - how do you cope?

How do you get your head round, having grown-up watching Jim McSherry, Lionel Messi?

Respect, sir.
by Snuff
Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish football clubs' "surnames"
Replies: 38
Views: 18009

Scottish club surnames

Of course, according to the SFA Handbook, Morton are still, officially, Greenock Morton - presumably everyone else in Scotland chooses to ignore this and simply call the club Morton.
by Snuff
Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:07 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish football clubs' "surnames"
Replies: 38
Views: 18009

George "Dandy" McLean - now there was an icon of Scottish football. His first wife was a former Miss Scotland and they were the Posh and Becks of the late 1960s. Alex Ferguson tells the story of the Ayr United team bus waiting in Hope Street for McLean to appear so they could travel to an away game...
by Snuff
Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish football clubs' "surnames"
Replies: 38
Views: 18009

Surnames

David - Little Stories From the Police Court: Rita the Critic, Wee Shuggie MC with the low emergency whistle which summoned the Henchmen, wonderful stuff. Then there was Pythagaros Mccuddy, punter and part-time spiv, who alternated with the Invertottie Howkers lads. As I remember other Howkers stal...
by Snuff
Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Scottish football clubs' "surnames"
Replies: 38
Views: 18009

club surnames

My favourite Scottish team names were in the 'Fun and Games Wi Andy James' section in the old 'Weekly News': Invertottie Howkers, with their star centre forward Wan Fittit, arch-rivals Wellgather Violet - brilliant. Down here in Ayrshire mining regions, we had, of course, Glenbuck Cherrypickers, bu...
by Snuff
Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Cup Final attendances
Replies: 19
Views: 7427

Cup Final attendances

I seldom believe published attendances. Some years ago a journalist friend of mine, covering a Scottish Junior Cup semi-final at Somerset Park, did what he did every Saturday when covering Ayr United home games and went down from the press box to the gate checkers, who gave him the attnedance. This...