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Scottish football 2017/18

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:46 am
by Holyjoe
Whilst most major European football leagues are hitting the headlines for ridiculously large transfer fees, Scottish football makes headlines for entirely different reasons...

Aberdeen star Gary MacKay-Steven treated for hypothermia after being pulled from Glasgow river during night out
28 Aug 2017

A Scottish Premiership footballer has been treated for hypothermia after being rescued from a river.

Aberdeen player Gary Mackay-Steven was pulled from the River Kelvin in Glasgow by a fireman in the early hours of Sunday.

The 26-year-old was on the bench for Aberdeen's 4-3 victory over Glasgow side Partick Thistle on Saturday and is believed to have been at a nearby nightclub with a fellow player on Saturday before the river rescue.

A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service told the Sun: "At 2.46am on Sunday, August 27 the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to reports of a man in the water at the River Kelvin near Benalder Bridge in Glasgow.

"Four appliances attended and specialist water rescue crews safely assisted the individual out of the water - he was then transferred into the care of paramedics after suffering the effects of hypothermia.

"Firefighters ensured the area was safe before leaving the scene."

Police Scotland said the casualty was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for treatment but had no update on his condition.

A force spokeswoman said: "Around 2.40am on Sunday, August 27, police received a report of a 26-year-old male in the River Kelvin, Partick.

"Emergency services attended and a full search of the area was carried out with the male being located.

"He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital."

Aberdeen later confirmed in a statement that their player was involved in the river drama.

Re: Scottish football 2017/18

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:30 pm
by paquebot
Holyjoe wrote:
Four appliances attended and specialist water rescue crews safely assisted the individual out of the water


What's the definition of appliance in this context? I'm so used to seeing it used in reference to machines built for a task (microwave ovens, washing machines, refrigerators, etc.) that this section of the article is more humorous than serious to me.

Re: Scottish football 2017/18

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:48 pm
by SteveW
I guess it means fire engines. Fire trucks in Yankee speak.

Or whatever the equivalent vehicle is for hauling pished footballers out of rivers.

Re: Scottish football 2017/18

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:59 pm
by daeguowl
SteveW wrote:I guess it means fire engines. Fire trucks in Yankee speak.

Or whatever the equivalent vehicle is for hauling pished footballers out of rivers.


It's the terminology for a fire engine; like a "rig".

Re: Scottish football 2017/18

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:25 am
by paquebot
Thanks. I grew up not too far from an Aberdeen but apparently we missed out on keeping terms like that.

Re: Scottish football 2017/18

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:41 am
by Holyjoe
Must be tough for Celtic to try and compete with teams that have much, much more money than they do. Utterly bizarre from Brenda here.

Rodgers insists the gap between the best and the rest in the Champions League will widen unless there is a crackdown.

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“Football is very much financial in every aspect.

“The money we get from the Champions League is massive, but it’s nothing compared to some of these clubs.”

Rodgers maintains the same comparisons cannot be drawn between Celtic and the rest of Scottish football.

He said: “It’s totally different.

“With all due respect, when you are working with that level of player, you see the difference.

“I understand the relative comparisons that get made. But it’s totally different because of that level of player and belief.”