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  1. I hadn't seen this report. I expected the 1918 / 20 period to be significantly affected by the Spanish Flu epidemic given that it was believed to have been brought into the UK via the Glasgow Docks. The Registrar General for Scotland report for 1918 recorded that 78,372 deaths (39,144 male and 39,228 female) were registered in 1918. The report confirmed that at least 17,575 deaths that year were attributable to influenza. This was probably an underestimation; some deaths were ascribed to other causes and complications due to the presence of influenza, for example, ‘bronchitis’ or ‘pneumonia’? Perhaps this means that the "flu" killed sufficient numbers in these times for the excess not to be considered excessive>
  2. Camphill in Foxbar opened in August 1968 as did the Institution I was being educated in although it had turned into a High School? As for football boots on a blaze pitch - what else could you wear? There wasn't a range of sports shoes available in those days. My first football boots circa 1963 had a moulded sole, covered the ankles and a round toe (and were about two sizes too big so I could grow into them). I didn't get a "low cut", 6 stud boot (Mitre) until about 1967 and they lasted after leaving school and my final pair were early 70's (Slazenger I think) playing works football till the mid 70's when I knackered my knee and was told I could get a cartilage operation in about 7 or 8 years on the NHS if the pain got so bad I had trouble sleeping? They said it was the fault of low cut football boots. Only other options were gym shoes and baseball boots and try kicking a Mouldmaster with either of these. I did get a pair of Adidas trainers in 1969 (Samba?) but they were part of the "hippy a bit" fashion scene and the never kicked a ball at that price??
  3. Particularly as his destination doesn't have a McDonalds. Probably the first thing he could think of as he couldn't tell them he was just stocking up the County Lines mob.
  4. The panel is three independent individuals from a list of approved persons with a judicial / legal background. AFAIK the list is used for other arbitration matters not just by the SFA.
  5. He's 35 in a few weeks so obviously a short term signing.
  6. Funnily enough he grew up as a fan of the blue bigots. Probably gets a free season ticket.
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    I hope his workrate has rubbed off on some of the rest of the squad. God loves a trier so I hope it works out for him there. He's played there before so they know what they're getting. The question is - what are we getting in return? Brophy or someone else? Just on judging a player in 5 minutes, Brian Clough reckoned he could spot a player by his second touch. If he needed one he wasn't good enough!
  8. In there many of a time in my youth, only ever had a drink once as it was really a bit of a dive, but there was this machine on the wall in the gents ....................
  9. When I was young the music played on the Christmas / New Year TOTP was mostly rubbish too. Popular music is and always has been crap. It's made by the music industry, not musicians, and it's made to make money from those who spend their pocket money on the latest thing. In the 60's it was aimed principally at young girls. It's not so sexist these days. From the mid 60's I got in to alternative music and lots of people in school at at youth clubs thought it was crap 'cos you couldn't dance to it. Witin a few years I think most of the males of my generation were listening to non-pop stuff. Ironically I can now listen to, and like, the stuff my dad listened to - Sinatra, Big Ella, Bobby Darin and others of the swing generation.
  10. And how! The Chump of the Remove got what he wanted - a last minute deal that will receive little or no democratic scrutiny so he can continue to bluff and bluster about how great a deal it is and how he is going to make the "UK great again". Ring any bells for anyone. When the various sectors of the economy realise what is in the fine print and start to ask very awkward questions he might just take the Chiltern Hundreds and bugger off to to a cushy life being protected (morally and financially) by those right wing idealists who funded and championed him for the last ten years, the dodgy Russians included.
  11. You coulod have been in there! I think she plays with two feet as they say. Has written a lot about female sexuality and owned the Erotic Review for a while and still has a senior job there. Oooh Matron!
  12. Flying Officer Copstick was definitely on the corner of Causeyside st and Gordon Street and it's the only dental practice I've ever attended albeit he retired in the early 80's I think. I believe he was RAF trained, probably during the war, so they might have skipped a few tutorials. He was not the most gentle of dentists it's true but when you first visit a dentist as a kid in the mid-50's, there were a lot of "horse doctors" plying their trade. I think thats probably why dentists are feared by many people. I had an old boss who was commissioned for his national service in the 50's. After his first visit to an army dentist he had all his teeth taken out and got gnashers instead. They basically terrified him.
  13. Wonder what the bookies think?
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