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Callum Gilhooley

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  1. If it was still like this you probably could. 😯
  2. Softest penalty I’ve seen In ages , I’ll take it though 😎👍
  3. Like many other buds, I’d walk up North Street and Back Snedd occasionally after games to cross the wee bridge across the cart . Don’t remember seeing this at all. I’m talking mid - late 70s Era.
  4. I have absolutely no recollection of this at all ! Where was it in relation to todays town layout and when did it shut down ?
  5. I was in Aberdeen last week and took a stroll along Union Street , plenty of empty shops and ones which look as if they are on their last legs. Unfortunately, "high street shopping" in general seems to be dying on its arse across the land, I saw a stat that a third of shops in Sauchiehall street are now lying empty - who’d have thought that would be the case just 10 years ago ? As more people go online, more shops will close and then folk will moan that the Toon Centres deid ! If you didn’t use it you’ll lose it !
  6. Hopefully they’ll be tired after their long journey from Zambia.
  7. I’m sure I’ll be able to live with that . Some of their words are weird but not as weird as the f**king Welsh names . 😉
  8. Forgive my ignorance - how’s his name pronounced ? Like Cay-Lin or Colin or some weird Irish pronunciation. ?
  9. I know absolutely zilch about this young lad but a little bit of research and it looks like we may well have got ourselves a good ‘un . Also , great move by the club to have the decision in our favour as to whether to offer a contract . If he does well, tempt him with a longer deal and if it doesn’t work, the lad looks elsewhere . Minimal risk to either party. Hopefully we get a player who feels he has a lot to prove and offer.
  10. He’s very definitely up there . Incredible sportsman who was unfortunate to be born into an era with Nadal, Djokovic & That other guy - whatsisname 😉 To have had the length of career he’s had at the top and achieved so much is something I think we’re unlikely to see emerge from Scotland any time soon.
  11. Nah , no way 👎 Wheres his moustache ?
  12. You obviously missed the part of my post where I said the workers would strike if the sun was in the wrong place ? 🤷‍♂️ just to clarify - the plant closed for a variety of reasons as I set out, . All parties to blame but to say simply as you did , the workers and unions destroyed the company is totally wrong . As far as I can see no one has made that claim about the management . They are saying that management would antagonise or try to provoke strikes among a workforce who were more than happy to oblige. . I’d say that’s the view of most people who know anything about Linwood .
  13. Question. do you agree your statement which I’ve taken issue with is inaccurate or not ?
  14. And ? 🤷‍♂️ I never questioned that - I’ll draw YOUR attention to the part I highlighted in your post which prompted my reply . “I think you'll find the unions/workers destroyed the company.” ETA : A statement which is simplistic and wrong
  15. I believe at one point the company were paying as much out in warranty claims as they made from selling the cars.
  16. That’s a very broad , and May I say inaccurate statement . There were massive issues on both sides. Management were under severe pressure to reduce production due to a glut of unsold cars, the need to modernise with little or no money to bring in new models and the rise of the vastly superior Japanese models. They wanted to avoid having to lay off workers at cost and try to re-hire things picked up. There were Many stories of management “dirty tricks” to provoke action to halt production and reduce the stockpile and yes, the Workers, especially in the earlier days would strike if the sun was at the wrong angle in the sky, but that was no different from the British Car industry and heavy industry in general in the uk at the time. PSA who owned the marques wanted to retreat into their bases nearer home and their target markets and investing in 4 or 5 UK sites was never going to happen so the furthest away, most outdated and hardest to service site was always going to be targeted for closure. The whole scenario was debated at length in both UK Houses.The general consensus If you check Hansard you will see many contributions from Lords on both side of the house but to do a very simple summary, general feeling was that the French owners would need squillions in Gov assistance to carry on but no way Thatcher was going to sanction that sort of spend in an area that was Redder than a Scarlet Ferrari . It was a very complex and difficult scenario and you’ll never get any of the sides involved (PSA, Talbot Uk,Gov UK , workers & Unions) to agree on what killed Linwood - I’d say all sides played their part. Oh , & for the record , I’m not a Union man, never been in a Union in my life and don’t intend ever to join one but if it wasn’t for (many) of them , we wouldn’t have most of the workers rights and privileges we have today and these Tory Cnuts would still be sending weans down mines if we had any and up chimneys if they could .
  17. Some absolutely iconic images there , particularly like the Maradona one which I hadn’t seen before and the Bolt image summed up perfectly the man and his incredible ability . We could all add another fifty to that list if we put our mind to it , Nadia Comaneci standing in front of her “perfect 10 scoreboard , Torvill & Deans image at the end of Bolero and my own personal favourite, this one…….😎⚽️👍
  18. Into the 3rd round with a fairly comfortable 2-0 win against an opponent who played some great shots but made far too many errors against an experienced competitor like Andy . All Brit showdown in round 3 versus Jack Draper next. Not going to be easy but an on form Murray should ( hopefully) prevail .
  19. 😂😂😂😂😂. I can’t believe you had to edit that !! 😂😂😂😂😂
  20. We made the mistake of watching Ep #1 before remembering they were only 35 minutes or so long, probably leave it a few weeks and have a Saturday night feature length watch 👍👍👍
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