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  1. Aw man the look on Bale's face earlier was just a picture. Absolutely glorious.

    I think I've thought of a wonderful scenario.

    If USA beat England tonight (big if I know) and England and Wales draw in the last game, they could both go out, regardless of what happens in the other game.

    Delicious.

  2. 11 hours ago, bonzoboys said:

    I am sure somebody will correct me, but i always have this memory of a season where St Mirren scored for fun.  Somner did all the hard work and Mcdougal claimed all the goals.  The guy had the uncanny knack of being in the right place, right time.  Goals went in off his back, bum, shoulder, shin but they all counted.  What wouldnt we give for a good old penalty box "jammie'" striker these days?

    It is fair to say he had a penchant for the odd "unsophisticated" goal, but he scored some stoaters too. I remember one against Rangers at Ibrox in a 2-1 win he rattled in off the post and he also scored a beauty in a cup semi against Celtic. Unfortunately we lost that one 2-1.

  3. 8 hours ago, Eric Arthur Blair said:

    Before the game there was speculation as to what the Sellick fans would do during the "minutes silence". My plan was to stand with my hands in my pockets.

    As a protest, the banner and the chant was genius "Hate" is an absolute and as such I don't hate the royal family but I certainly detest them. Many among you might cite pedantry but I don't give a f**k, in this day and age a civilised society shouldn't have an unelected head of state, and his relatives, drawing tax payers money.

    Worse still is that unelected head of state has constitutional powers which, although not exercised in decades, still sit in statute.

    I hope Charles goes the way of his predecessor.

    Not that it matters but isn’t detest an even stronger verb in this context than hate?

    Also wouldn’t it be better to say you hate or detest the existence of a royal family. Unless of course you really do detest the individuals involved. In which case fair enough. 

  4. 8 hours ago, exiledfan said:

    Also the Bonby Sands flag, the pro IRA chants and the group I sit with all clocked it was 40 minutes till they mentioned Celtic in any song. 

    Right but all of those other things you mention are sadly commonplace at these games. 
    I thought you were citing something peculiar to this particular game. 

  5. 2 minutes ago, HSS said:

    Anti Royal but not sectarian I actually thought it was very clever what they did 

    Sadly I have to agree I thought the same, but I still think it was pretty low to use a moment of commemoration to the death of any person to make a political statement against that person. Especially to do it in a way clearly designed to be “funny”. I mean it’s not like they weren’t going to spend the next 90 minutes going on about how much they hate the royal family anyway. 
    I would place myself somewhere in between ambivalent and anti monarchy but even I thought that was pretty tasteless.

    To repeat though, not sectarian. 

  6. 9 hours ago, Eric Arthur Blair said:

    What sectarian bile? The Sellick fans were like church mice.

    I’m assuming he meant the “If you hate the royal family clap your hands” routine.

    I’m not sure that qualifies as sectarian mind you. Certainly unnecessary and certainly undignified, but sectarian? I don’t think so. 

  7. 22 hours ago, Helmettroll said:

    I called it straight away, not even got a mentioned on Sky...

    It definitely did get mentioned because the ref gave a foul AGAINST Ayunga for that. In normal play I thought it looked like a correct decision, it was only when I saw the close up replay I thought it looked like it could easily have gone the other way.

    As for the actual penalty I’m afraid it was a stonewaller for me. Naive challenge by Fraser. He should have just let Kent go past him once he knew he wasn’t going to be able to fairly challenge him. The way he was playing he’d probably have ballooned his cross out for a throw in. 
    Overall though, an excellent performance and I agree with those who say it felt more like s defeat. We need to learn to see games out. As @faraway saint said, we’ve arguably dropped 4 points in the last few days for that very reason. 

  8. 52 minutes ago, TopCat said:

    Like I said, he's had one full season here which he finished as our joint top scorer. I wouldn't rank him anywhere near one of our wort investment of the last ten years, we've signed strikers who haven't scored a single goal for us. There's certainly more to come from him and we can judge his return when he leaves the club. Robbo rates him, he's fit at the moment and he is coming off the bench every game and is getting back match sharpness. With the world cup break coming up, I expect him to come out of it fully fit on the other side be back in the starting 11 before long. Infact, I'd start him tomorrow. 

    Main and Ayunga have two league goals each this season, which is a shocking return given their minutes played. Main's both came in one game at Tannadice, Ayunga's were a consolation penalty at Pittodrie and the fantastic second against Cetic. They aren't scoring enough and if they continue at their current scoring rate they're not even going to match Brophy's injury hit total from last season. We need a proven goal scorer at this level in the team, and we have one in Brophy.

     

    I obviously can’t directly argue any of your points, but I just don’t share your optimism that he will come good. We’ve been saying that since he joined. If he’s true to form, he’ll win his place back (mainly due to any ineptitude on the part of Ayunga) and then pick up another injury and be out again. I’ve just run out of hope now that he’ll come good. I also don’t think he brings much else to the party so if he’s not scoring goals he’s not doing anything.

    Main on the other at least makes up for his lack of goals in other ways. I couldn’t have been more critical of him last season but he’s made me eat my words this season.

    In any case, I’m not really here to compare Brophy to our other strikers. I just think he’s had more time than any of them to show what he can do, but has failed to do so and I’m certainly not going to soil my breeks over a striker finishing as top scorer in a one off season with 8 goals.

    I just feel like people are desperate for Brophy to deliver for us, what he did in a relatively short spell for Killie. I’m no different, I just no longer think it’s going to happen. 

  9. 2 hours ago, TopCat said:

    He was our joint top scorer last year with eight goals, which given how much time he spent out is a fantastic return. Complete failure? We've had plenty of signings over the last decade that have been complete failures, he is not one of them.

    He's the only natural goal scorer we have in the squad - perhaps Grieve will be too but not been here long enough yet. The hatred of Brophy amongst a section of support is baffling. Robinson rightly spoke highly of him in the summer and I expect him to play a big part for us in the rest of the season. He has had fitness issues no doubt, and it's because of them he is playing with us. He's a Scotland squad level striker when fit and firing, let's hope we can get him back there. 

    Sorry but I disagree with you. His return on investment has been poor whatever way you cut it and time spent on the treatment table is no excuse. On the contrary, it only adds to the issue.

    And for the record, I don’t hate Brophy at all. I was delighted when we signed him and I’ve wanted him to do well the entire time he’s been with us. However, for me his time is up and we can no longer keep justifying his wages. 

  10. 14 hours ago, JJ McG said:

    My exact thoughts on Ayunga too, that lazy shot that he fired over the bar was embarrassing, he looked half arsed when he came on. Brophy also done far more during his time on, chasing lost causes and closing everything down.

    It’s clear from your posts Bud that you are a Brophy fan. I just don’t get where your unwavering faith in him comes from. He’s done next to nothing in his entire time with us and has spent a considerable amount of time injured. 
    He is literally at the top of my list of the “big earners” that I would punt out of the club at the first opportunity. 
    For me he has been pretty much a complete failure. 

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