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#1105565 General Football - Weird Results And Other Things Worth Sharing

Posted by SramTon on 06 December 2018 - 03:46 AM

Kilmarnock top of the league, eh?

Just think about it, an anniversary dinner 30 years from now and some alcoholic, Ayrshire tramp still whining about a f*ck up with money ten years on from that, whilst his lapdog does the Keystore run for his fags and Thunderbird every morning.


I used to sit in the stand with my Dad and there was a guy and his wife, both from Kilmarnock, who appeared behind us from 1994 to 97.


Guy was a mentalist and absolutely hated Peter Cormack Snr.   Bear in mind this was the Lindberg, Rajamaki, Lilley, McInnes etc. era where we were going great and playing some of the best stuff ever.    No matter what happened Cormack was getting it, starting from the moment the team (picked by McGraw) was announced.   We'd be comfortably winning and McGraw makes a sub in injury time: "CORMACK!!! You ***ing clown!!!" etc.   His wee wife would be trying to calm him down as he's near giving himself a stroke.


Anyway, all throughout the 96-97 season he kept announcing that he'd had enough and was going to get a season ticket for Killie.  Never saw them again after that, so presume that's what they did. 


So, anyway, that's the guy.

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#1103639 Tribunal (Morton vs snake employers)

Posted by SramTon on 28 October 2018 - 12:48 PM


I think you meant this link:

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#1102789 Greenock Morton v Snake Mountain/The Cappielow Riot Part II - 20 October 2018

Posted by SramTon on 19 October 2018 - 12:10 PM

Jumpin off a Chinook on to the park at 2:59pm

We’re resigning Jamie Stevenson to look all annoyed at them.
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#1092797 On This Day

Posted by SramTon on 30 May 2018 - 02:48 PM

My understanding (which could be wrong - it's way before my time) is that teams traditionally lined up with 2 full-backs (left and right: the defence), 3 halves (left, right and centre) and five forwards (outside-left/right, inside-left/right and centre-forward).


When the offside rule was changed in the early twenties (from needing three defenders between the attacker and the goal down to two defenders), there was a push for the centre-half to drop back from midfield and play more as a defender; this suited some of the older centre-halves (most famously a guy at Arsenal, whose name I can't remember).


The two inside forwards then dropped back a bit to fill the gap in midfield and this became the W:M formation which had three defenders (2 full-backs and centre-half).  


When line-ups then evolved in the mid-60's into the flat back four, you still had more traditional centre-half-type players (like Franz Beckenbauer), who would forage out of defence and almost play as midfielders, which kept the term going throughout the 70s.


By the 80's the more classy central-defenders were now playing more as sweepers, with (in my experience) "centre-half" tending to be used to describe the more no-nonsense type central-defender.   But there was (and is) a lot of central-defenders who are neither one or the other (Stewart Greacen was a centre-half in my book, but wtf was Ryan Harding?); which of Gavin Gunning, Thomas O'Ware, Rickie Lamie and Lee Kilday are centre-halves and which aren't?  Easier just to call them all central defenders.

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#1091099 Thread About Ex Player

Posted by SramTon on 09 May 2018 - 10:25 PM

It's been so long I don't remember - did he actually try to resign after the playoff defeat and DDF refused to accept it, or was that later?

He was on the radio within minutes of full-time saying that he wouldn’t be resigning.

He had previously said that he would resign if we didn’t win promotion, but later used the removal of the second automatic promotion place and it’s replacement by the playoff to retreat from that.
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#1032031 Thread About Ex Player

Posted by SramTon on 07 May 2016 - 01:47 AM

Granted I miss quite a lot... but I don't really get the Hoppy hate that VT and Toby share.


VT was Kenny Shiel's biggest cheerleader before and after he got the job.


Given a choice of admitting that Shiels was the wrong man at the wrong time and his tenure was an abject failure, or instead shifting the blame onto the nearest available stooge in Hoppy, there was only going to be one result.

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