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The Widow's Son

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    I live too far away to attend many matches.
  1. Favourite Rangers and Loyalist Song?

    "A Father's Advice" is my fave song. Funny thing is I first heard it in an Orange Hall in Ontario some years ago. Thought is was a song from the dark side at first.
  2. How many goals did John Greig score for us?

    Seem to remember Greig scoring the only goal in an Old Firm game, Ne'erday, last 1960's. Penalty kick. Memory is hazy of this one since I was probably drunk at the time. If any bear can clarify, I'd be grateful. Beyond my cable tow at the minute.
  3. Anybody else miss the old Ibrox?

    Brought back a lot of memories from the 1950's and 1960's - still remember how solid Bobby Shearer always looked in the blue and I never thought that any shot would beat Billy Ritchie. Don Kichenbrand was an early hero. Smell of Bovril, lots of police horses at games, wee blue invalid cars and I'm sure that I've actually seen steam rising off players as they headed off at half-time or full-time. Come to think of it, I've seen a good few world class players grace the Ibrox turf. And the songs too which have changed in some cases. Sadly, too many hangovers and drink-inflamed passion from me too. But I celebrated 39 years of clean and sober living yesterday.
  4. Apologies to plumGER's and his earlier posting in the BEAR"S DEN. I remember the Scotland I left in the early 1960's. We knew our place but perhaps most importantly, they knew their place too. Is this earlier posting accurate? Has the country changed? If it has, what happened? Is it too late to restore? Remember our fathers, brave and bold??
  5. We need an enforcer

    Getting the tin hat on as we speak but we could use a couple of players like Scott Brown in our team. He even shouts at his own players. And what do we have?
  6. Tomorrow morning, I will rise at my normal time of 6am, take my two mile walk with the dog, return home for a shower and some tea and toast. I'll then read the newspapers, read e-mails and attend my 12 step meeting at 10 am and another one at 12 noon. On my return, I'll walk the dog and relax with some reading and a pot of tea. Fortunately, I will not have to face any banter/bitterness in my workplace. No snide comments, jokes, condemnation of my team/way of life. Pity the bears who must face this when they return to work tomorrow morning. Maybe they have already faced it today. Stand tall, stand strong, remember our fathers brave and bold!!
  7. The pin on Pedro's Jacket

    Scottish Rite 32nd Degree (just like me).
  8. Are celtic really that good?

    They looked miles better than we did today even during our purple patch in the first half. I'll tell you, every time they came moving up on the right wing in the second half, I felt sick because I knew there was so little between them and another goal. I hate to admit it (you probably do too) but Brown is their anchor and is a good tackler, a fine player. Likewise for Griffiths and Sinclair. In the first fifteen minutes, I feared a real doing. Looking back now, it was a real doing. We can't be this bad again, can we?
  9. Morning routine for the game and predictions

    Maybe the folks next door may complain. But they're from Hong Kong - maybe Hong Kong Rangers fans who remember Willie Henderson.
  10. It's an early start for us out here on the west coast but I'll be up watching the 4am kick-off, cup of tea in hand, buttered toast on the plate and wearing my Rangers scarf. Is it too early for an earful of rousing traditional flute concertos? Maybe not. 2-1 victory for us but it won't be pretty, it won't be neat.
  11. Even at this mature age, I'm still amazed that there are some people who care not a whit about football. One of my brothers never cared, never showed any interest and probably couldn't have found Ibrox unless you dropped him off on PRW and pointed him in the right direction. Come to think of it, I don't know if he ever set foot in Ibrox at all during his life. His children had a very slight interest growing up but it never grew from there.
  12. Benfica v Rangers In Canada..

    Might fly over from Vancouver. Maybe bring my wife too although she doesn't care for "soccer".
  13. Any word on Texas Bears?

    Apologies if this thread has been aired yet. Just wondering if there has been any word of or news from Texas Bears? We have a good few clubs in the Lone Star State. Hope they are all safe and well.
  14. "Just Another Saturday"

    Watched "The Elephant's Graveyard" a few weeks ago and enjoyed it too. Set in Greenock with Morrison and Connolly - no other characters. A friend of mine confirms that it was quite realistic for 1970's west of Scotland. Wonder what Scottish drama looks like now - nouvelle cuisine, organic yoga mats and decaf cappuccinos down Largs way.
  15. "Just Another Saturday"

    No a play? It was presented under the series "Play For Today". If I'm wrong, I stand corrected. To distinguish is beyond my cable tow.