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HamCam last won the day on December 25 2019

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  1. Oh Barbara, you do make me laugh.
  2. Tongue in cheek or not it is an issue if people perceive their contributions are funding the wages of players not good enough to take the club forward - that is one of the main reasons I have not joined. I, perhaps mistakenly, thought MCT was generating additional funds for 'new' signings not deadwood.I appreciate it is not the role of MCT to interfere in 'football' matters but I see the signings previously mentioned as a waste of funds. I know the manager argues he did not want to start afresh in a truncated season but we all saw enough last season to form the view that a significant number of the squad are miles of the pace.
  3. There's being polite and there's ripping the pish - I hope it was the latter. As VT has outlined, we have loads of mediocre options in the middle and wide up top while the defence and goalscoring options are laughable - on a positive though imagine if Ramsbottom had stayed as our first choice keeper! If survival is the height of our ambition this season we are still seriously short of quality. I also suspect the football on offer will be brutal - maybe just as well spectators cannot attend.
  4. Clearly you are much better placed to comment on what is happening politically in the USA. I confess my take on it is influenced by what I have watched and read which has not been suggesting much. movement in the base. It will be an interesting watch especially the scheduled interviews between the two candidates as I sense this will be Trumps best opportunity to get under Bidens' skin.
  5. This coming season can just pass with the retained dross in the squad. I appreciate with a limited budget and a hiatus until the Rae Family depart the scene and MCT take over life was probably going to be unexciting but McLean, Millar, Muirhead and McGinty! Thankfully, I have my hands in my pockets in regard to MCT as I would be deflated thinking I was contributing to the wages of this lot.
  6. Not sure I get the reference to being fascinated by experts. Most people I know listen to experts even if they do not always agree with the outcome. In terms of Trumps base, I was merely implying that he has a much more defined core support than exists for say Sleepy Joe and regardless of what the man says or does he gets their vote hence I suspect the upcoming election will be much closer than the polls currently suggest - I confess I would not be surprised if Trump won on the day.
  7. Trump appeared more than happy with Johnathan Swan as the interviewer. No suggestion of bias more an interesting watch as Trump was challenged, where appropriate, when he offered up 'fake news' in response to questions. Personally I prefer to listen to experts both in the USA and UK, especially on matters related to Covid-19, rather than politicians talking up themselves and their 'achievements'. I do though agree the interview is unlikely to materially move the needle in the USA. Trump was not wrong when he commented he "could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot someone" and still retain his base. Time will tell how it all plays out later in the year.
  8. Unlike TRVMP, I have not just read the soundbites but watched the whole interview and regardless of your political persuasion it would be difficult to imagine anyone seeing it as anything but a complete car crash of an interview. Nothing to do with POTUS being set up or fake new, Trump is damned by his own words on a number of subjects. On a good day with your MAGA Stetson on you could say he was feckless and not especially caring.
  9. Irnbru as the voice in the wilderness who kept telling us the cost of running Cappielow was '000,000's every year, without providing anything to support the numbers, why is it you have an issue with another organisation who has thrown a number into the ether? Don't get me wrong, I suspect I am one of many supporters who remains to be convinced but having someone from the Trust asking for transparency is an interesting development.
  10. The Board always maintained GC paid the going rate for shirt sponsorship.
  11. It shouldn't but it is worrying how often the numbers do not add up. I accept the percentage of deaths is lower for Scotland in terms of the population ratio but the other metrics of the excess death rate and Covid-19 related death rates are broadly comparable for Scotland and the rest of the UK.
  12. I must have missed the revised assessment on the positive benefits of hydrochloroquine as almost everything I have read has suggested otherwise especially in regard to side affects. Did the US Food and Drug body not recently withdraw approval for usage of the drug for Covid-19 patients? I do know the UK trial was abandoned due to no evidence of a positive benefit - if I remember correctly the researchers described the drug as "useless' rather than a "game-changer". As for the perception of Trump in regard to Covid-19, I just cannot see how he can come back from the comment on the benefits of injecting disinfectant into the body.
  13. Well no - while the devolved government in Scotland has certain powers the UK Government is responsible for most of the 'big-ticket' issues hence the UK Government does not equal the English Government. No-one is questioning the 'Dunkirk spirit' or the fortitude of the British people they are rightly questioning the management or should I say mismanagement of the crisis including the failings in providing PPE. This applies equally to Scotland, as it does to the rest of the UK, especially in terms of the failed promises to protect front-line staff and the care sector. The attitude to the elderly in the care sector has been shameful - out of sight and out of mind. None of this is a points scoring exercise. What is important is that we learn the lessons from the first wave of Covid-19 and ensure we are better prepared for future waves or any other pandemic.
  14. And that is the point I was trying to make - a statistic is just a number. Until you are certain you are comparing like with like you can almost always find a 'fact' that supports your position. I remember reading how different countries count Covid-19 numbers including some who do not register asymmetric individuals in their statistics. I even have some sympathy with Trump in his assertion that the more people you test the more likely you are to find those with Covid-19.
  15. The problem with statistics is that you can often find another that challenges your point of view. The reality is Scotland's excess deaths rate and Covid-19 related death rates are amongst the highest in the world and not that dissimilar to the rest of the UK. I am sure I have also seen that Belgium has the highest level of Covid-19 related death rates in Europe.
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