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Re: Scottish football 2016/17

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:21 pm
by eujin
OttoSilver wrote:Wait, back to Castle Greyskull. Where did that name come from?

That comes from the original architectural plans when they were building Ibrox, which looked something like this:
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I believe He-Man owns the actual land it is built on. Absentee foreign landownership is a real problem in Scotland.

Re: Scottish football 2016/17

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:59 pm
by Rothesay Saint
SteveW wrote:St Mirren to deny Celtic their treble?


There's more chance of HJ being best man at my wedding to Lee Hyo-ri. I'd take a 3-0 defeat and a big cheque back to Paisley. :)

The Castle Greyskull thing is a weird one. It should really be Snake Mountain. Where's the evidence that He-man owns the land though? Show me the deeds!

Re: Scottish football 2016/17

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:52 am
by eujin
That image of Castle Grayskull in my comment didn't last very long, did it? The internet is truly a magical place.

Re: Scottish football 2016/17

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:14 am
by Holyjoe
Rothesay Saint wrote:
SteveW wrote:St Mirren to deny Celtic their treble?


There's more chance of HJ being best man at my wedding to Lee Hyo-ri. I'd take a 3-0 defeat and a big cheque back to Paisley. :)


That big cheque will at least help St. Mirren start paying their employees properly... Lee Hyo-ri has previous for (alleged) dishonest business practice so perhaps you guys are more of a match than her and I would be 8)

Re: Scottish football 2016/17

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:24 am
by Rothesay Saint
Well, last weekend, for 50 odd minutes me and Hyo-ri were on. Then Celtic woke up scored a few goals and St Mirren were left with a big cheque, the opportunity to see Gary Mackay-Steven's last game for Celtic and the Brendan Rodgers award for 2nd best team in Scotland. Good enough.

Back in the 80s Rangers were nowhere near good enough to win the league, so the SFA and referees made a big effort in cup games to get them a few trophies. 30 years on and they are back at that level again. They probably didn't need the help against Hamilton, but a dodgy penalty and ignoring a couple of potential sending off offences certainly smoothed the way in their comfortable win.

So Celtic v Rangers in one semi final and Aberdeen v Hibs in the other. Kenny McLean v John McGinn. At least for one of them, they'll be able to have a Scottish Cup final to look forward to and ease the pain of no longer playing at the 2nd best team in Scotland.

Re: Scottish football 2016/17

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:53 am
by SteveW
Rumours abound that Hyori was in the Celtic dressing room smashing teacups at half-time trying to gee the side up.

Re: Scottish football 2016/17

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:35 am
by Rothesay Saint
I reckon Dembele probably still had his mind on her penalty kickers when he sliced that shot off the crossbar.

Re: Scottish football 2016/17

Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:10 am
by Holyjoe
Aberdeen are now potentially one match away from what has surely got to be a unique double - having finished runners-up to Rangers (RIP) in all three major domestic competitions in 1992/93 they are now on course to finish runners-up in the league, League Cup and Scottish Cup to Celtic this season. That's some feat.

Re: Scottish football 2016/17

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:39 pm
by SteveW
Holyjoe wrote:Aberdeen are now potentially one match away from what has surely got to be a unique double - having finished runners-up to Rangers (RIP) in all three major domestic competitions in 1992/93 they are now on course to finish runners-up in the league, League Cup and Scottish Cup to Celtic this season. That's some feat.


There really should be a term for that. The Golden Turd for the perennial Number 2s?

Re: Scottish football 2016/17

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:43 am
by eujin
Weren't St Mirren supposed to be marching proudly towards Tier 3? I checked today and they're not even bottom. What's going on? I'm surprised no one has mentioned anything.

Re: Scottish football 2016/17

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:58 am
by Rothesay Saint
Too tight at the bottom at the moment. Still a good chance Saints will go down to the depths that only pish like Rangers and Morton have sank to (although they both sank even lower than that all the way to tier 4). Have a much clearer idea by next weekend, fingers crossed that they'll be crying in the streets of Raith!

Finishing runners up in every competition would be a bit of a kick in the nuts for Aberdeen, but I guess it wouldn't beat the 1999-2000 season where they lost in the league cup final, finished bottom of the league but were saved by league reconstruction, and then effectively lost the cup final in 2000 within three minutes after the goalkeeper (Jim Leighton?) was injured and Robbie Winters went in goal. Golden days!