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  1. It obviously is too early to judge, but so far Barton has been anonymous at best, and he is keeping one or two other decent players out of their team. Bearing in mind how much better he is than everyone and anyone in the Scottish game (we know this because he has told us) that is surprising. He can hardly be struggling to adapt to the league here either as it so poor and he came from the best league in the world. It struck me at the time as an odd signing by Warburton (a gamble with a lot of risk for questionable reward) and I still think it won't work out. But he could obviously go on to prove me and many others wrong.
  2. Thought it was very good, covered a few things I had forgotten all about, notably the Dundee Utd takeover of Dundee having come so close to happening, and also what a shady character David Duff was. Set out its stall early (basically money ruined football) and continued with that throughout. Of the various talking heads Cosgrove and Spiers talked the most sense, overall most contributors were fair and open in what they said. Certainly didn't romanticise the era one bit. Looking forward to the next one, in which I guess Mad Vlad will feature heavily.
  3. Agree with that, including the suggestion that we were a bit lucky to come away with the win.
  4. Sutton had a point re the Forrest booking. But he droned on about it up to half time, then got right back into it after half time (having a childish dig at Chris Miller in the process) and went on and on about it for what seemed like about 15 minutes, all but ignoring what was actually happening on the pitch. The delusions of grandeur involved in him believing Thomson was making decisions as a result of his (Sutton!s) criticism from last week was beyond parody. Sutton is a classic example of someone who is too stupid to know he is stupid. And our broadcaster give him a microphone.
  5. What the fvck is Sutton wittering in about?
  6. First game I've watched on BT in ages. Chris Sutton us an absolute bellend. Looking like a ranking for St Johnstone.
  7. I think Ritchie said something to the linesman.
  8. I suspect you'd be surprised both how hard it is, and the rate they are going at. There was a guy that used to do the parkrun in Edinburgh (haven't seen him for a while) who wasn't that young, and I'm told not particularly good, that did the 5k run 'walking', if you see what I mean. He usually finished in the top half, meaning that he was quicker than over 200 people who were running it.
  9. Well quite. And think of the froth sundry fvckwits get into over which flag flies over official buildings, not least in Northern Ireland, though it happens here too. In general terms anyone waving a flag, or getting worked up about someone else doing so, takes a bit of watching.
  10. In general, anyone making a big thing about flags, good chance he/she is a rocket. Flags somehow seem to attract those who just can't keep a sense of perspective about things. As an example, if someone has a flagpole in their front garden they are an arsehole, don't care what flag they stick up it. But I respect and rather admire what some of the Celtic fans did last night.
  11. I've no idea what Patterson is worth in today's market. The money in England is mental, but our league's players just aren't valued like many other countries, It's clear the step up from our top league to the EPL is far too big now. Putting skill to one side, the physicality and pace (not to mention the way games are refereed here) down south are such that promising players here just can't handle it. Championship first for a year or two to adapt is the only way that they can cope.
  12. Wrong link I think. The final duel scene, and then the 'Hey Blondie!' bit is great. Rarely has music been used so effectively.
  13. Planet of the Apes and Chinatown are good shouts. Some of my favourite films have great endings - Shane, The Big Lebowski, Casablanca and The Third Man.
  14. To be fair I know what Ally means. The same, only more so. Anyway, I thought Celtic played pretty well last night, and it is noticeable that Rogers is regularly starting 6 Scots. Whether there will still be starting places for the likes of McGregor and Forrest come the close of the transfer window might be another matter, but for the moment at least they are which is encouraging. I thought Brown looked a bit heavy and slow at Tynecastle a couple of weeks back (to be fair he was busy refereeing most of the time), but he played well last night. As did Griffiths, who is a better player than some give him credit for. Defence is shaky though; OK for SPL, not good enough at a better level.