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The Dude

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The Dude last won the day on February 9 2016

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  1. The Dude

    Matt Polster

    I actually quite like Stevenson but if it was a choice between the two I'd go with Polster every time. Sure he's a boyhood Hibs fan too and would quite happily end his career there given the choice.
  2. The Dude

    Matt Polster

    Sure it's Portland fans that were responsible for that dickhead 'ultra' in the video that done the rounds
  3. The Dude

    Matt Polster

    I've actively supporter the Fire over the last five or six years and flew over to Chicago specifically to watch them at the start of last season. Aye, that's Timber Joey . He's a cunt. Portland in general are fucking insufferable.
  4. The Dude

    Matt Polster

    Stevenson's very much a left-sided player. Can't think of seeing him play on the right much at all, probably less than 20 games anyway. Most players in America won't make their pro debut until 20-21 as they are in college until then and don't get drafted until a bit later. 91 games in four seasons as a pro - including missing practically all of one of them - isn't too bad at all (Goldson has played 200 games in eight and a half years). He's playing against a far higher quality of attacker in MLS than in Scotland - Zlatan, Rooney, David Villa, Miguel Almiron - than he will in the Scottish Premiership. We'll likely get him for nothing as his contract is up in two weeks and he's a senior international who was just starting to become a regular in the US squad before he got injured.
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    Matt Polster

    Do you mean Lewis Stevenson? He's a left-back and Polster is a better player.
  6. The Dude

    Matt Polster

    Yeah.
  7. The Dude

    Matt Polster

    I'm a fan of his. He's nothing spectacular but is a consistent performer. He was a regular in the Fire side before injury and looked like he was being groomed as a potential long-term replacement for Bastian Schweinsteiger at one point. His versatility will do him good and my Fire supporting mates are all gutted that it looks like he's on the way out the door. At 25 he's just coming into his peak years and a move to a higher level will do him a lot of good.
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    Matt Polster

    He played regularly in the three seasons before. Goldson barely kicked a ball for months after health problems. It happens. If he's fit and passes a medical then I don't see the problem.
  9. The Dude

    Matt Polster

    Polster is a good player. I've followed Chicago Fire for years now and really like him. Been out injured for a while but if he's fit then he'll be a good addition to the squad. Can play RB, CB or in midfield
  10. If they're still paying me for a column (they are) there's no chance that there's anything wrong financially that would see the likes of Jackson out of a job. Believe it or not but not seeing a print copy of a newspaper and thinking it's a sign of their demise is a bit like thinking the cars are on their way out because you've no seen a Datsun Sunny in a while. The internet is a massive thing now and there is far more focus on that than there is print. Print limits your audience to where you have physical copies - 30 years ago few folk outside the UK will have seen a Record - now I get folk from literally all around the world reading my shit. Papers need to do about 10x the views online compared to print to balance out the difference in income per reader based on a survey done be Deloitte last year (£124 - print/£15 - digital) and looking at the circulation figures of papers then that would appear to be a piece of piss. The Record get around 125,000 paid print readers every day. Doing 1.25million clicks would be a piece of piss.
  11. Cheers. Just off my own back. There's been one or two where they've asked me to try tie it in with something (mainly during OF build up) but usually I just write whatever comes to mind, send it over and see what they say.
  12. The Dude

    Niko Katic Homesickness

    He's starting for the reserves v Hearts today
  13. Cheers/ I was tempted to go in hard on him but thought it wiser to play the ball rather than the man (this time).
  14. After a pretty rough couple of weeks for Steven Gerrard's side, Rangers again rose to the top of the Premiership table on Sunday after a nervy 1-0 win over Hamilton at Ibrox as they looked to get over recent disappointments against Aberdeen, Dundee and Rapid Vienna. With the European campaign over for the season, all focus now turns to the domestic scene as Gerrard looks to lead his side to their first title since 2011 - but I was left scratching my head in bewilderment reading Gordon Parks' MailSport column yesterday as he described Rangers' league showing so far as 'grim' while taking aim at Gerrard for praising Ibrox director of football Mark Allen for his work in the transfer market over the summer. Read more: https://www.BOYCOTT THIS LINK/sport/football/football-news/criticism-Rangers-transfer-record-over-13744347
  15. The Dude

    We will learn more about Gerrard now..

    That's the only thing that matters - the number in the points column. Everything else is secondary. I couldn't care less if we play atrocious football but end the season 1point clear at the top.
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