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mcnpauls

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  1. "It is what it is!" Got a new boss, who is admittedly a decent guy, but he comes out with this shite every day as if it's great wisdom. I don't think I'd ever heard it used until about a year ago, and the same goes for "baby shower". I detest people saying "But...hey ho." "Shout out to" is another.
  2. Weird actions by Scotland players

    Agreed: and I forgot to mention Leighton, who in the early-late 80s was magnificent behind Gough, McLeish, Miller and Malpas.
  3. Weird actions by Scotland players

    Totally agree: Gough at right back was superb for us, and with McLeish, Miller and Malpas alongside him, we had an awesome defence. Pity the rest of the areas of the team weren't as dependable in those days.
  4. I only realised when I was in my 30s that he was Scottish. I loathed their programme throughout the 70s and 80s, yet really liked the two of them as performers and people ouwith the confines of their douible act. Having said that, the "Mastermind" skethc is excellent.
  5. Going to be heretical and say I thought both Mel Gibson in "Braveheart" and Johnny Lee Miller" in "Trainspotting" were good at Scottish accents.
  6. Rip Jimmy Hill

    Great, great football man - defender of the genuine punters, an innovator, a good, honest and clear analysts, and he was a gentleman about his fling with Raquel Welch. I'm really sorry about the chant that vilified him for years.
  7. Totally agree with everyone point you make, other than SAF preferring Narey to McLeish in 86 World Cup - McLeish got injured and Narey had to replace him, and did, as you say, a great job along with the rest of rhe defence.
  8. I despise that saying. The recent one that also makes me loathe the people who use it is indicating being reluctant about something by saying; "But, well, hey ho..."
  9. This, this, this, this, this. People forget how solid we were at the back in the 80s; in fact, if the players in midfield and up front had been half as dependably effective, we'd maybe have got places.
  10. Players Who Did Get Enough Caps

    Alan Hansen's number of caps was not an injustice - he was poor for Scotland, though brilliant for Liverpool. I feel this was partly down to his not being that comfortable in a backs-to-the-wall defending set up we often found ourselves in, as he was used to playing for a Liverpool team that tended to dominate opponents and allow him to link up with attacks. Added to that was the feeling that his heart was rarely in it for us. The last straw was his refusal to give tips on how to mark Ian Rush when we were going into a World Cup qualifier against Wales and Stein asked him for some insights.
  11. Players Who Did Get Enough Caps

    I suspect the story about Roxburgh's deploying McInally against the wrong Costa Rican keeper is apocryphal, but I do remember daft bugger Roxy, egged on by certain members of the press, claiming McInally was going to be a sensation in That World Cup until reality set in. The other so-calked world beater Roxburgh was talking up before the opening match was Jim Bett, who was just as ineffective as McInally in the game against Costa Rica.
  12. Peter Vaughan, still brilliant in his 90s, has built his career essentially on TV over many decades and can play any kind of part superbly: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0891092/
  13. Overrated - Primal Scream Underrated - Pilot.
  14. All. The films people have recommended are very good to all- time classics level of quality. The Wind and the Lion and The Name of the Rose are also brilliant.
  15. Vj Day

    It's a tough one, because the Japanese military leadership, who were immensely powerful, although they did not quite have total control of the government, were sticking to their "100 million will perish together" strategy to deal with an invasion, ie national suicide, and they had no intention of surrendering. The U.S. had encountered really horrifying mass suicides of woman, children and old people on small islands like Saipan, and really feared the Japanese were willing to commit national suicide if the sacred home islands were attacked. After the occupation, the US authorities were horrified to discover they had many thousands of planes hidden and with massive bomb stockpiles to launch kamikaze attacks on the Americans landing on the home islands. The most nightmarishly pessimissitic American planners had foreseen only a fraction of that capacity. Remember, too, that the Japanese leaders did not surrender after Hiroshima, or after the Soviet invasion of Manchuria, but it was the Emperor himself who took the decision to surrender after those events and Nagaski made him realise the generals' way might actually lead to the extinction of Japan. He thought he would be murdered by his own generals for doing so, or executed by the Americans if he survived, but I genuinely believe his decisions saved at least millions of Japanese lives, and at least hundreds of thousands of American ones.