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Everything posted by RickMcD

  1. How many of that St.Mirren team would make it into today's side? Most of them?
  2. A lot of St.Mirren fans don't want England to win the world cup.
  3. I reckon it is a good post too, Wendy. No idea if you have been here before or not but Shull has a nose for that kind of thing. But a word to the wise in case you haven't been here before. Stop talking so much common sense. A lot of folk on here don't like to hear it.
  4. I was at this game too. Went on a special train from Gilmour Street to Queens Park (I think it was) and walked the rest of the way to Cathkin. What a night! Jocky Robertson was small for a keeper but he was good. Big Jolly scored four. He was a big lump of a guy and when he hit a ball hard by God it moved. We reckoned that with two of Rodger's goals Jocky was in a good position but the force of the shots carried him and the ball over the line. Not sure that was true but I like to think so. Tommy Bryceland was magnificent that night. He scored two and was involved in most of the other six. Last time this match was discussed, there was mention of had it been fixed. I'm not a betting man and I don't know if there was much football betting back then. But as I posted on here before I got to know Tommy reasonably well in the early 80's and he told me when these stories first raised their ugly head he didn't believe a word. But he told me one night that he now knew it was true. He didn't tell me how he knew but he seemed to be certain it was. I didn't like hearing it but I don't see why Tommy would have made it up.
  5. I'm an unashamed lover of western movies and the TV western series too. Clint Walker was Cheyenne Bodie in the TV western of that name and was a big favourite of mine back in the late 50's. We only got our first TV in 1957 and Cheyenne was in it's heyday then. A friend of mine over here in Bangor was named Clint after Clint Walker and most people always assumed he had been named after Clint Eastwood. Understandable, I suppose. My good friend died last month at 60 years of age. He was a great guy. Unfortunately, he was a victim of the Kincora scandal over here and it very badly affected his life. The government over here finally agreed to pay compensation to the victims but then the whole bastard lot of them went on strike and everything came to a halt. Clint could have had a ball during his last 18 months but he got zilch. Our MP's are still not talking. Clint was a fanatical Pink Floyd fan and at his Humanist funeral service the last song was Shine On You Crazy Diamond. There wasn't a dry eye in the house.
  6. After you stopped posting, the need for so many of us pointing out what an asshole you continually made of yourself disappeared. You do have something in common with LPM.
  7. Hope you're right , Shull. The bits on telly looked encouraging.
  8. Suppose he was legendary in some places. I've lived in Ulster for 33 years this year, the same province Big Tom was born and died in, and I first heard his name on Tuesday when he died. In a social club I use a lot, only a few guys knew who he was. RIP anyway, Big Tom. By all accounts he was a good guy.
  9. I think a few of your many posts on this topic are almost actionable. You should tread carefully. If I was Gordon Scott I would have been at least having a chat with my solicitor. In your previous incarnations over the years you always went on in the same vein. If the vote gets the go-ahead, will you accept the decision?
  10. I'm a SMiSA member and I have to admit that when I first read the proposal I instantly wondered what had happened to the ring-fencing guarantee. I think crossing from ring-fenced to give us a loan of £50k is a bit of a quantum leap. I didn't vote because essentially I trust SMiSA and the board of SMFC. I don't have a perpetual axe to grind unlike some others. Having said that I don't think the SMiSA response to the furore has been handled particularly well. Hubris springs to mind.
  11. Tend to agree with you. We have at least one solicitor who posts on here and whilst I have no idea jf he is a SMiSA member, I would be interested to hear his take on this.
  12. Been trying to get through to the ticket office without success. Does anyone know if there sre still any tickets available for this match?
  13. Fair enough, Shull. Was forgetting there could be red numbers, but I wouldn't mind a wee bit red trim round the badge.
  14. Personally I like this strip but possibly with a wee bit of red in it somewhere. But I would much rather they wore white shorts. Never liked black shorts.
  15. I only get over a couple of times a year for a match and I have always fancied going to hospitality but I refuse to wear a tie to a football match. In fact I only ever wear a tie for weddings and funerals. I started primary school in 1952 and wore a tie every day until I left Camphill in 1964. I went straight into a white collar job and wore a tie for the rest of my working life. When I realised in 2003 that I would probably never work again, I decided that I'd had enough of wearing ties. I'm a well behaved guy. Honest! But a moron wearing a tie at hospitality might still behave like a moron.
  16. Just want to make it clear that I don't blame Sinn Fein for the current situation. One lot is as bad as the other. Strange that The Chuckle Brothers could get on so well yet the current MLA's are as far away from sustaining a working relationship as they were before the Good Friday Agreement.
  17. Arlene is in deep brown stuff over the Renewable Heat Incentive Inquiry. It was her refusal to step aside temporarily (or maybe for good) that made Sinn Fein walk away from Stormont. The inquiry starts in a couple of weeks and I imagine Arlene is a tad nervous. The Irish language thing is a red rag to Unionists and Sinn Fein's absolute insistence that it must go ahead looks like a real deal breaker. All those buggers are on full pay for doing sod all.
  18. When I moved to Bangor in 1985, our local police station was like a fortress with armed police on the gates. If a tile got blown off the roof it was usually caused by a bomb. Now the new police station is like a modern office block and the opening hours are 9am until 5-30 pm, closing for an hour at lunchtime. Police are still regularly called peelers over here, which I quite like. The old RUC uniform was green, ironically called rifle green, which looked more like black. Of course that led to them getting called black bastards. When relative peace came along and officers removed there flak jackets and helmets, they regularly heard shouts of ' So you're no really black bastards!' If any of our readers ever visit Belfast, I highly recommend a visit to the old Crumlin Road Jail. Well worth a visit. Amongst it's alumni were Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness, luckily not at the same time. So too, incredibly, was Eamon de Valera. PS. I genuinely believe that if Martin McGuiness was still alive, we wouldn't have this crazy impasse over here about devolved government.
  19. I don't know Kenny at all but I felt at the time of the election he was very enthusiastic about the future for SMiSA. As a member of SMiSA, I assume that some explanation will be made available to all of us. Wouldn't say I'm alarmed at this stage but I am a tad concerned. It just sounds a bit odd.
  20. I was at that match and Best did play well. It was rumoured, and generally accepted that he was half pissed when he arrived at Love Street.
  21. Do you know what Elvis has in common with a dose of thrusg?
  22. Reading this thread sends shivers down my spine. I have a friend over here in Northern Ireland who shouldn't be driving. He was a spoiled boy who used to do some racing in the 50's. I believe he took delivery of the first MGA over here in 1955. He still has it .It's a belter. Driving licences for over 70's here have to be renewed every three years and two years ago he managed to get his renewed a bit early because he was about to have laser eye surgery. It was reasonably successful but his licence is soon due for renewal and I am dreading the thought that he gets it. He is a good driver and tends to drive too slowly at times but that can be almost as bad as driving too fast. I've often been in his car when an overtaking driver blares his horn like hell while staring indignantly at my friend while giving the v sign and not even looking ahead. It's nightmare stuff. And he has this habit of stopping for absolutely no reason whatsoever. I encourage him not to drive in the dark but I know he sometimes does. He will be 90 in March and his licence is due for renewal around then. I know what I should do but don't know what I will do. He is a close friend. He would feel emasculated without his licence. And yes, I would feel absolutely hellish if he is in an accident. I would also feel hellish if I derive him of one of the few pleasures in life left to him. I know he will never be involved in a high speed crash and that affords me some comfort.
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