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  1. The fact you think the term ‘bent’ means gay shows your bigotry. Haven’t heard that term used in that context for years. Why do you think it means that? Is that how you refer to gay people? Plenty has been seized from the house. Charges in a complex financial investigation like this can be weeks, months, or even years after the initial arrest. Plenty of evidence to sift through in the meantime. Livingstone is working his notice and is no longer in power. No coincidence this has came after he announced he was stepping down. He would never have allowed his good pal to be investigated like this. Corruption and sleaze went right to the top in Sturgeons SNP government. Thankfully, it will now be exposed
  2. Oh yes, the arrest and serving of a warrant on the husband of a first minister who surprisingly resigned a few weeks ago doesn’t suggest corruption at all. The SNP cultists are something else 😂
  3. Suggest watching disclosure documentary on the ferry contracts. The SNP have run a corrupt administration for over a decade, and Murrell’s dirty fingerprints are over the lot. Absolutely no surprise to anyone to see him nicked and a warrant served for the tooth comb search of his property.
  4. No that innuendo exists in your head only I’m afraid. When you hear the phrase bent coppers, do you think this means gay police officers? Your own bigotry is coming though here, really weird. How do you know what the police have found incidentally? They’ve taken plenty out his house, will take weeks to go through. His good mate Livingstone is no longer at the top of police Scotland, so he can’t keep it covered up for him any longer.
  5. What a bizarre reply. Bent clearly means corrupt in this context. Why would you bring his sexuality into it? How odd.
  6. We all knew Murrell was bent and he has been for years. The only question really is whether Wee Nic goes down with him or not. Could we have two first ministers in a row facing criminal charges? The SNP really are a cesspool of corruption and sleaze.
  7. We are a far more physical side than Livi, we have a worse disciplinary record than them this season. Indeed I'd say we are far and away the most direct and physical team in the league.
  8. Oh he certainly is. The 8 league goals were after 30 games incidentally, we have played 29 now. The 12 goal total haul in his first season came without any in the league cup group stage too - he was signed after it finished. He was certainly capable of putting together a 21st century record goal haul for us in a top flight season that year, sadly COVID got in the way. Main has never and will never hit those kind of numbers. One of my favourite Obika performance was when he ragdolled the Motherwell defence in that famous 4-4 draw, got 2 in the process and scored the winning penalty in the shoot out in the Scottish Cup, not sure why we should discount cup goals. Main has six goals full stop this season, and his failure in front of goal was one of the biggest reasons for our cup disasters. Zero goals against Airdrie and Arbroath FFS. In Obikas stop start injury hit season in 19/20 he got more than Main has now, and Main plays pretty much every minute of every game. Thompsons 16 goal figure also included cup goals, and who could forget those 😍
  9. In the COVID season he was on 12 goals when the season was curtailed eight games early - none of our current strikers are anywhere near that. He was just hitting form and fitness, we will never know but i think there's a decent chance he would have got more than 16 goals that season if it had continued. Which is the most any striker has got for us in a top flight season in a modern era - Thommo got it three seasons in a row. Injury issues affected us in the second season but he still got eight goals, think we made a mistake letting him go when you look at our current strikers numbers. Motherwell fans seem to like him!
  10. What a signing he was, last double figures in a season striker we had.
  11. 31 year old free transfer from Scunthorpe, under contract to 2024. Doubt many bigger clubs will want to pay a fee to sign him. Hugely effective goal scorer at this level though and it's his goals that have taken a terrible Motherwell to safety.
  12. Van Veen at Motherwell is on 18 goals or something this season, if we had a player like that we'd be challenging Hearts for 3rd. We've had four double figures strikers in a top flight season in the last 20 years I think, so they are out there.
  13. Independence has been dead for nearly a decade. If someone as popular and accomplished as Nicola Sturgeon couldn't even deliver a vote, how's a loser like Humza going to do it? Final nail in the coffin. Good!
  14. Yep it's really weird. I'm sure Jay will go on to a have a long and fine career in the game, as they all did.
  15. It was the cup form aswell actually. In the season after we won the cup we went out that same cup to second tier Queen of the South and then got papped out the Scottish early by Dundee Utd. If he had managed a cup run that season he may well have got a new contract. For a club like ours cup runs are a huge part of our season and our budget. We had been consistently making quarter finals - four out the last five including two semis - up until this season, where we made zero. So far this season we have failed in the League Cup, failed in the Scottish Cup (with the caveat of an unlucky draw, but the added caveat of that home shocker against Dundee, where we got very lucky). Top six will certainly make the league campaign a success, let's hope we do it!
  16. He's already a proven creator and scorer of goals at SPFL Premiership level and he's now doing it consistently in the Championship. Pundits, commentators and ICT fans have been praising his performances ever since he went there and he will start in a Scottish Cup Semi final in a few weeks, and his team will be the favourites to win it. The only people that seem keen to talk him down at the moment is a section of our own support - bizarre!
  17. Another superb assist by young jay this evening, live on the telly. Won the ball in midfield, nutmegs a defender then goes around him then puts in a superb ball to be tapped home. What a player!
  18. What other positives are there? Certainly not our away form or our cup performances - both have been terrible. But like you said, our home record in the league has been excellent, a real and tangible positive from this season. We are simply judging Robinson by his own target - he came in and said he wanted to make us a top six club. Let's see if he can reach his own objective. To say 'we have been much worse before' has almost always been true and it was true in the dark days of the 90's too - in 1974 we finished 29th in Scotland!
  19. Do SMISA publish their membership numbers? Would be interesting to see the extent of the decline over the last year or so.
  20. Still haven’t answered the question. Plenty of teams have made top six with smaller budgets than us -Livi have managed it several times - finishing half way up a shan league is hardly something to be proud of, but it’s been the stated aim of the manager since the day he arrived. We are simply judging him by his own standards and objectives. Perfectly reasonable objective too, given we were in the top six the day he walked through the door. Livi’s run in is clearly easier than ours, they don’t even play another top six team much while we have two away games against the top three. If their form is poor then what is ours? We have one win in our last seven - at home County. Livi have two wins in their last seven, at home to Killie and County. I actually think we will beat them in two weeks. Our home form in the league has been the only real positive this season and we’ve already beaten them once in Paisley. I think we beat them in two weeks and they overtake us in the two games after and we go into the final game against Killie needing to better their result.
  21. Didn’t answer the question there 😂 That is certainly true win and we are top six, two points above Livi. Our problem is our two games after that are Tynecastle and Ibrox. Livis final three games are Motherwell, St Johnstone and Dundee Utd So even if we do beat them we are more than likely going into the final game below them in the league looking for favours.
  22. The free agent market in March is really barrel scraping. Reminds me of the time we signed Alan Gow. He looked about six weeks and a pre season away from full fitness. Come May the boy will be match fit, just in time for the season finishing.
  23. Still offering that bet of us making top six? It’s not looking great, is it? Stick to name calling, suits you better than book making.
  24. Always preferred a livingstone to a deadstone right enough. Our game against Livingston will define the season. If we lose it’s over. Draw and we need miracles. Win and it’s game on for top six.
  25. Well it’s only in our hands if we beat Livi beat Killie and can get four or more points from Ibrox and Tynecastle - which I promise we won’t. We will need to beat Livi to get in the conversation. We then will either need a miracle win at Tynecastle or Ibrox - or more likely - hope other teams do us a favour and we go into the final game at home to Killie with a chance. Sadly I fear we could be out of it by then.
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