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Re: Scottish football 2015/16

Postby Holyjoe » Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:45 pm

It's all about the diddy leagues these days :-)

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Re: Scottish football 2015/16

Postby Rothesay Saint » Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:26 am

Holyjoe wrote:It's all about the diddy leagues these days :-)

Bet you're jealous of St Mirren fans, we get the best of both worlds. :0(
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Re: Scottish football 2015/16

Postby SteveW » Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:23 am

Catchphrase of 2015 on Radio Scotland commentary has been 'mistake by Langfield'

He's fucking shocking.
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Re: Scottish football 2015/16

Postby Rothesay Saint » Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:28 am

Kept a clean sheet this weekend, and made a lot of important saves this season. He has had a few Clangers mixed in with that though and he's not exactly Neuer when he has the ball at his feet.
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Re: Scottish football 2015/16

Postby MipoFanatic » Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:41 am

Annan Athletic (League Two) 4-1 Hamilton Academical (Premier League)

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Re: Scottish football 2015/16

Postby Holyjoe » Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:35 pm

Interesting draw in the Scottish Cup last night, and this one will be right up your street Mipo - the winner of the East Kilbride v Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale tie will host Celtic in the next round. I would imagine that on health & safety grounds and police advice that neither EK nor Lothian Thistle would be permitted to host Celtic at their current venues so the game would be moved to a local neutral venue, in the case of EK it would probably be Hamilton's New Douglas Park (6,000 capacity) or Motherwell's Fir Park (13,000ish) and for LTHV that would probably be Easter Road or Tynecastle (both around 20,000).

Sky have broadcast rights to two matches per round and BBC have rights to one, and given the draw then it's an absolute certainty that the Hearts-Hibs and Rangers-Kilmarnock games will be chosen. There's a very high chance then that the Celtic game will be chosen as the third broadcast match for the whole David v Goliath angle.

If the game is on telly then either EK or LTHV would pick up around £80,000 for that, plus over £10,000 in prize money for reaching round 5, plus additional which could bring that starting figure to around £100k. Assume a crowd of around 7,000 at a neutral venue then their share of the gate money could easily be in the region of £75,000, there's feasibly a potential windfall of something in the region of £175,000 before costs (ground rental, stewarding/policing and the like).

If the Celtic match is indeed picked for TV and is moved to a neutral ground then next week's EK v LTHV match just became the richest game in the history of Scottish non league football. There'd have been 200 tops had it been played at the weekend there but it was snowed off, the game next week is all ticket now and will almost definitely sell out.

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Re: Scottish football 2015/16

Postby MipoFanatic » Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:22 am

Great stuff. Annan (4) v Greenock Morton (2) looks promising as well, but obviously not nearly as much as the match you just mentioned. Pity the smaller clubs can't expect to host top-flight sides at the home grounds.

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Re: Scottish football 2015/16

Postby SteveW » Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:54 am

Mixed signals from EK on whether they want to host it at their wee ground or move it. I see even a switch to Celtic Park is being touted though I can't remember if the rules allow that. If it went to CP you might expect 15 or 20k there at least.
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Re: Scottish football 2015/16

Postby Rothesay Saint » Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:13 am

MipoFanatic wrote:Great stuff. Annan (4) v Greenock Morton (2) looks promising as well, but obviously not nearly as much as the match you just mentioned. Pity the smaller clubs can't expect to host top-flight sides at the home grounds.

Hope Annan stuff the soap dodging, rat eating, giro cashing, el dorado swilling, inbred scumbags.

It'll be a big problem if it does go to a replay, you can't have the later stages of the cup being played at a run down craphole. Maybe they can hold it in Paisley, although 20% of gate receipts would have to be set aside for disenfectant to be used after the game.
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Re: Scottish football 2015/16

Postby Holyjoe » Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:20 am

SteveW wrote:Mixed signals from EK on whether they want to host it at their wee ground or move it. I see even a switch to Celtic Park is being touted though I can't remember if the rules allow that. If it went to CP you might expect 15 or 20k there at least.


One interesting suggestion I read on Twitter I think was that if EK were determined they wanted to play the game at K-Park then it'd be the ideal opportunity for Celtic to decline to take up a ticket allocation, sort of as a warning to the sectarian singing, smoke bomb throwing, flare waving numbnut section of their support that this could well be the case for bigger matches.

Don't know if that would make the game being held there more viable from a policing point of view, I suppose you then have the problem of Celtic fans trying to gain access to the ground through the country park it's sited in with a perimeter that's very difficult to monitor. Wouldn't be any concerns about lost ticket revenue should Celtic not take any as even if EK did put in some temporary stands to increase the capacity to around 1,000 for this game then they could easily sell it out several times over.

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Re: Scottish football 2015/16

Postby SteveW » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:26 pm

Yeah I think the problem is going to be a couple of thousand Celtic fans will turn up anyway so I don't think the police would allow it to take place at K-Park in all honesty. Also with the weather in EK as it is the game might not take place until about 2018 anyway due to postponements.
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Re: Scottish football 2015/16

Postby MipoFanatic » Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:39 pm

Linlithgow Rose have become the first junior side to make the Scottish Cup's round of 16, and will play away to Ross County of the SPL.

Linlithgow won away to Forfar despite the former's captain being unable to play due to a shift as a sausage factory.

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Re: Scottish football 2015/16

Postby SteveW » Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:33 pm

Being a sausage factory has to be a hard shift. Just ask any pig.
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Re: Scottish football 2015/16

Postby Holyjoe » Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:46 pm

East Kilbride's Sean Winter won't play in the game against Celtic as his family had previously booked a trip to Australia at that time and he's decided to go there instead. You'd think that would be one of the easiest bits of free publicity an airline could possibly pick up this year if they offered him free flights at a later date. I suppose there's the issue of him getting enough holiday from work another time but then that's an avenue for good PR for whoever he works for as well.

I hope Linlithgow Rose are getting free sausage rolls for their trip up to Dingwall next weekend...

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Re: Scottish football 2015/16

Postby Holyjoe » Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:16 am

So you'd think drawing eight balls out of a pot wouldn't be all that difficult...



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