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Kobe dead at 41

26 January 2020 - 10:27 PM

Aviation accident, all others onboard the small craft also dead - including one of his daughters, aged just thirteen. I'm at the gym and you can hear a pin drop. For those not interested in basketball, this is like Zidane or Ronaldo or Messi or someone of similar stature dying suddenly in a terrible accident. One of the greatest of all time, certainly one of the top three guards ever.

Morton - DU, December 10

10 December 2019 - 07:54 PM

1-0 down after five minutes.

Are we the only full-time club in the UK with zero away points?

09 December 2019 - 02:44 AM

In the actually-professional leagues, are we the only ones to have lost literally every away game in the league this season?


In Northern Ireland, something called Warrenpoint Town has somehow escaped from Sensible Soccer to become real, and have no away points, but according to Wikipedia they're "semi-professional", so they don't count.


In our division, Thistle have a far better away record than home, oddly enough.


St. Mirren got an away win at Hamilton this weekend, gaining their first away points in the process.


The "League of Wales" is a pub, not a professional football competition, but in any case even Airbus UK have an away win.


In England, every PL team has an away *win*, much less a point; one level lower, Barnsley have two away draws; in League One, Bolton have an away win, despite having a squad comprising various coal miners and butchers; in League Two, no team has fewer than six away points; and in the last full-time division, the National League, Chorley have belied their town origins - a filming location for Peter Kay vehicles - to manage no fewer than ten points on the road despite occupying the bottom spot.
You have to go down to the Dog and Duck League to find clubs with a record as abject as ours, and this is with the benefit of full-time football. Guys who are working in offices and bakeries and (I'm spitballing here) chandleries are traveling cross-country, rain or shine, and grinding out draws, and we can't keep a clean sheet at Firhill or Gayfield?
We have a trip to Alloa coming up. That's the place to turn this around. If we can't do that, Hopkin should do the decent thing and walk.

Clive James dead

27 November 2019 - 07:54 PM

At 80. He held on for a remarkably long time.


He's one of the most meaningful and prolific mass media figures of the 20th (and early 21st) century, in my view, and probably one of the last of his kind.