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    Club statement

    Well, DK and his pals played a big part in driving the value of the club down before they took over, so he should have known how big a task he faced...
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    Club statement

    Whining, defensive tone. Manages to convey the impression that involvement with the club is a major pain for him.
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    *****Official Shkupi vs Rangers thread*****

    I'm sure that there will be a queue of Chinese clubs waiting to pay us £8m for him at that stage.
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    Chris Cadden (Motherwell)

    Please can we stop even thinking about giving money to any of the clubs in this crap league for their mediocre players?
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    What (who) are we missing?

    Priority has to be a striker. Watching Morelos drifting out of position, getting himself offside, and repeatedly failing to take chances last night took me right back to the worst moments of last season.
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    *****Official Rangers vs Shkupi match thread*****

    Pretty much spot on. I went along tonight hoping to see the good Morelos we saw at times last season, but instead it was the lazy version who fails to take up good positions, and looks as if he is going to need far too many chances before he scores. Unless he starts to make rapid progress, we simply can't afford to play this guy in games that matter, and signing a replacement must be a major priority.
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    Favourite Football Commentator?

    Barry Davis - able to commentate on a wide range of sports with expertise across the board, and knew the value of silence.
  8. First went to Hampden to see Scotland in 1969 and followed them loyally over the years until 2012. The hatred shown towards my club by the Scottish football establishment then meant that I can never again support the SFA's 11. On the other hand, I lived and worked in England for many years, and my daughter was born there. My English friends always cheered on Scotland when we were in tournaments and England were not. I never encountered any anti-Scottish feelings in all the years I lived there. The anti-English bigotry spawned by the Nats up here is sickening. I have no problem at all in supporting England. It's coming home ...hopefully.
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    John McGinn (Hibs)

    I'm coming round to this idea. It's the kind of thing they would do to us, so why not.
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    John McGinn (Hibs)

    Hibs will probably do a cut price deal for their friends rather than allow the price to be pushed up. It's a mutual appreciation society.
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    VAR in the SPL?

    As we saw last night, and in previous games, the technology depends on a competent referee using sensible judgements about when to use it. Given that Scottish referees are still struggling with the 'technology' of the whistle and the flag, I would not want them anywhere near VAR. Our priority should be a clear-out of our current referee training programmes and personnel, with the aim of replacing the shambolic amateurs we currently have with a set of decent, competent professionals. Everything else is secondary to that.
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    ***Official World Cup 2018 Thread***

    He's worse than a guy in the pub because the latter will usually know the rules of the game.
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    ***Official World Cup 2018 Thread***

    Laurenson has watched that three or four times and still says it wasn't a penalty ...
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    ***Official World Cup 2018 Thread***

    Watch for the subtle and not so subtle anti-English racism in the coming days. They can't stop themselves.
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    ***Official World Cup 2018 Thread***

    Loving the pain.
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    Quinton “Cutty” Young

    Thanks for confirming this. I'm wondering if that was the game where Doyle's right boot was taken off in a crunching tackle but he ran on down the wing and put in a cross with the bootless foot. I certainly wasn't cheering him on, but had to laugh.
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    ***Official World Cup 2018 Thread***

    Larsson will be in tears. Brilliant finish.
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    ***Official World Cup 2018 Thread***

    OG you mean?
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    Quinton “Cutty” Young

    I've checked this - Young played for Ayr 1969-71 and Doyle 1970-76 ... I'm sure that I saw them playing in the same team.
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    Quinton “Cutty” Young

    My memory must be playing tricks on me. Could have sworn that Young and Doyle played in the same team.
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    Nemayr

    I thought this was a post about signing the Brazilian ace, and was going to suggest that it be moved to the transfers thread. Assume we'll be fine with his wages?
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    Quinton “Cutty” Young

    MacLeod's Ayr United team had Cutty Young on one wing and Johnny Doyle on the other, with Alex Ingram (later a VW car dealer) as centre forward. They were quite a team. Cutty ended up with us and Doyle with celtic, of course. I loved watching Cutty play, as he was a bit like Bud, albeit not quite in the same class.
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    ***Official World Cup 2018 Thread***

    There's not much about rugby union that I admire, but I always thought the sin bin was a sound idea.
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    ***Official World Cup 2018 Thread***

    Neymar looking as miserable today as Messi did last night.
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