Shotts56

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  1. Darian MacKinnon came from the juniors (Clydebank) to Accies 2-3 years ago and is now playing Premier League football. Good player, permanent member of the first team, but every now and again he does a tackle straight of the juniors and cops a red card for it. He's currently suspended (again).
  2. Frankfurt Stagger

    Lovely stadium in Frankfurt, but as others have said, its more of a financial city. Nice old town square and all that, but I must admit, if I was going to Germany for a stag night I wouldn't see past the Alstaadt area in Dusseldorf. Only been once and loved it, would go back tomorrow, if felt like there were hundreds of pubs all packed right next to each other.
  3. Making 22.30 Train After Game

    2.9 mile walk from Hampden to Queen Street. I would say about 40-45 mins, assuming average walking speed of 4mph. I would do that rather than get the Mount Florida train. There are big unknowns there with the length of queue and frequency of service (they dont do football specials any more), plus you would have to get from Central to Queen St as well. I've walked to Rutherglen station as well, its more like a half hour walk. But you would still have to wait on/get a train back to Central and then walk to Queen St. Seems a round about road for a short cut. Get out the stadium pronto and walk to Queen St would be my bet.
  4. The View From Ireland

    I would much rather have our fixtures than Ireland's. Looking at how Germany have stepped up the pace as the campaign has gone on, and the fact they still need one more result to qualify, I would suggest Ireland have no chance of beating them. That being the case, I would rather be in our position (having to beat Poland at home) than Ireland's (having to go and win in Warsaw). I'm quietly confident we'll still get a play-off.
  5. Play Off - What We Need

    We won in Warsaw last year in the friendly, and then drew there in the competitive game. They looked like a very average team with a superstar up front (a bit like Wales). I think they are very beatable.
  6. Stevie May scoring 30 goals the season he was on loan at Accies. He was absolutely superb.
  7. That was very poor. I got 3/1 on them scoring 3 or more goals. Still lost the best, mind you.
  8. Peterhead Fans

    Douglas Park (the guy) used to stay just along the road from Douglas Park (the stadium).
  9. Looking forward to watching this, pity its on Alba rather than BT or Sky. Surely one of the most attractive games of the season in the Championship.
  10. Moscow

    I spent time in Moscow and on the Transsiberian Express a couple of years ago, and could figure out enough of the written language to get by with the help of a guide book. Spoke to a lot of people in Moscow who spoke English, younger people are way more likely to speak English in my experience.
  11. Allan Mcgregor

    Agree about Gordon & Marshall being streets ahead and there's not much between them. I do prefer to see Gordon in goals though for sentimental reasons, after everything that he's done for us in the past.
  12. Ticket Sales

    Its so they can pretend there's massive demand, create the illusion that if you get a ticket you're really lucky, and they can then charge a premium price for those tickets. Man Utd have been doing the same thing for years with their season tickets, and their alleged season ticket waiting list. I get a phone call from them every summer (and have done for about the past 10 years) asking if I want to buy one. Create the illusion of huge demand and "nearly sold out" and you can bump up the prices.
  13. Week Of Football - No No No No No

    Aye, it was definitely one of the bizarrest weeks of my life. Ronnie McDevitt's book has a chapter on it down to a tee. 24 hours each way on what seemed like a fishing trawler with a bar, and then a week in a youth hostel that was really just a five-a-side hall with bunk beds put down. One evening sitting bevvying away in the youth hostel, in staggered one of the troops with a cow he had stolen from a local field, he brought it into the bar in the youth hostel, and then left it standing there moo-ing away whilst he buggered off to bed. Everyone tried to ignore it, but with the best will in the world, its hard to enjoy your beer when there's a cow standing next to you. The following night some other boys stole the goalposts from the local football stadium (with the nets still attached to them) and somehow managed to manoeuvre them through the front door at the youth hostel to bring into the bar. They got jammed halfway in and no-one could work out how to move them either in or out. Ian was a good lad, but unsurprisingly I think he chucked running away trips shortly afterwards.
  14. There's an app called "Live Football on TV" where you have the option to mark favourite teams or channels, and have them automatically appear in your iPhone's calendar.
  15. Week Of Football - No No No No No

    Ditto. Did Moscow and Torshavn in 1995, but I had to give San Marino a miss as there was no way I could afford three away games in three months. Paying a fortune for Scotball to Moscow, and then spending a week in Torshavn on Ian Sharp's ferry/youth hostel trip completely destroyed what meagre savings I had at the time. Was glad to get to get to San Marino a few years later though.