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  1. Nothing to fear from a team who got beat by Aberdeen under 21s and a Dundee Utd team featuring 6 under 19s.The standard of the championship isn’t very high since the big players are in the premiership now.
  2. The Grand Master of the LOL stays there ,there was a march last week hence the union jacks.Your no staunch if you haven’t got a union flag outside your house.Bunch of fannies
  3. The fact is they can never be as good as men.Nature made men stronger,faster,taller and more aggressive and that all counts in sport especially a team game.BTW I am friends with a transgender who plays in a women’s team.Sticks out like a sore thumb and is like a big freak compared to the rest of the team
  4. Not if they are released outside the window only if they were free agents before the window shut.I believe Thomas has asked / been realised by Dunfermline but the only clubs he can sign for are in the likes of the WOSFL were there is no transfer window.
  5. Be warned the pubs will be full of followers of the LOL.The last time I was up there and there was a march on the pubs were full of them.People with 6 fingers and ugly women you could tell them a mile away. BTW they hate Killie and everyone who isn’t staunch is viewed with suspicion
  6. Highest Covid cases in the UK and one of the highest in Europe.Terrible figures for a country with our population https://news.stv.tv/scotland/scotland-continues-to-have-highest-level-of-covid-cases-in-the-uk
  7. What a shambles in Spain up 2-0 now down 4-2 . He won’t last till Christmas ,defence is a shambles and his centre half’s are woeful
  8. They were banned because Sevco can’t guarantee there safety which is probably right.The Sevco stance is that no one who isn’t Sevco minded are not allowed anywhere near Ibrox hence the demand for £25k for media access.
  9. Covid passports ditched in England will Scotland follow Plans to introduce vaccine passports for access into nightclubs and large events in England will not go ahead, the health secretary has said. Sajid Javid told the BBC: "We shouldn't be doing things for the sake of it." It was thought the plan, which came under criticism from venues and some MPs, would be introduced at the end of this month. Just a week ago, the vaccines minister had defended the scheme as the "best way" to keep the night industry open. No 10 stressed the plan - which had been set to be introduced at the end of this month - would be kept "in reserve" should it be needed over autumn or winter. Under the scheme, people would have been required to show proof - whether of double vaccination, a negative Covid test or finishing self-isolating after a positive PCR test - in order to gain entry to clubs and other crowded events. The Night Time Industries Association had said the plans could have crippled the industry and led to nightclubs facing discrimination cases. The industry body welcomed Sunday's announcement, saying it hoped businesses could now plan with some certainty and start to rebuild the sector. The Music Venue Trust, which aims to protect grassroots venues, also said it was glad vaccine passports would not be going ahead, describing them as "problematic". There had been opposition from Tory MPs on the Covid Recovery Group as well as the Liberal Democrats, whose leader Ed Davey called vaccine passports "divisive, unworkable and expensive". Speaking on The Andrew Marr Show, Mr Javid said: "We just shouldn't be doing things for the sake of it or because others are doing, and we should look at every possible intervention properly." He said he had "never liked the idea of saying to people you must show your papers" to "do what is just an everyday activity". "We've looked at it properly and, whilst we should keep it in reserve as a potential option, I'm pleased to say that we will not be going ahead with plans for vaccine passports," he added. Mr Javid denied the government was "running scared" on the policy after criticism from its own backbenchers. He said the passports were not needed because of other things in the "wall of defence" including high vaccine uptake, testing, surveillance and new treatments The move to scrap vaccine passports appears to be a sharp U-turn by the government. On the same TV programme last week, Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi said the end of September was the right time to start the vaccine passport scheme for sites with large crowds because all over-18s would have been offered two jabs by then and it was the "best way" to keep the night industry open. In the interview, Mr Javid also said: he wanted to "get rid" of PCR tests for travel and has asked for advice on the issue he was "not anticipating" any more lockdowns, although it would be "irresponsible to take everything off the table" if the UK's chief medical officers advised 12 to 15-year-olds should be vaccinated, "we can start within a week" and schools were already preparing for it. The UK's advisory body - the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) - has recommended against doing so except for children with particular health problems - but the final say is with the CMOs. Scotland is taking a different approach to England - they will bring in a vaccine passport for over-18s for entry to nightclubs and many large events from October. In Wales, ministers will decide next week whether to introduce the scheme. There are no current plans for a similar scheme in Northern Ireland. On Sunday, the latest government figures showed there were 29,173 new cases of coronavirus in the UK and 56 further deaths, of people who had tested positive within the previous 28 days. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58535258
  10. We are missing an X factor player ,one who is a class above anything in the league.Teams in this division in the past had players like Shankland,Morgan and even Adams at Dundee last season was the main reason they finished second.Burke is the nearest to that but not quite .
  11. The Rugby road gates will be open all season unless someone loses the key.We are in the championship know no need for daft announcements anymore
  12. Not quoted today nor any other youngsters.So much for giving youth a chance
  13. You don’t have to sell your home as it is.Just after you die or just give it away as soon as you retire and hope you don’t need care in the next 5 years If your home is included in the means test, you may be able to delay selling it to pay care fees by entering into a ‘deferred payment agreement’ (DPA) with the local council. This is where the council makes a legal agreement to provide financial support for your care costs, on the condition they will be repaid from your property at a later date. This usually involves the council placing a legal charge on your property with the Land Registry to secure repayment. A DPA could last until you die, after which the costs will be paid from your estate, or could be a temporary arrangement to give you time to sell your home when you choose to do so. Your local council must offer you this option if you meet certain qualifying criteria.
  14. Probably right but I think there would be a dramatic drop in full time players and promising youngsters would be picked up by English clubs for next to nothing for there youth academy’s.Certainly make a more competitive league and any team having a one off season could win it
  15. Big thing we’re expected of him when he was at Celtic.Scored a hat trick in a youth cup final against Sevco and got rave reviews when playing in a youth tournament for Scotland.Done nothing of note in the senior game ,was realeased by MK Dons and Dundee Utd.
  16. Unless you count the ones they are subsidising at Prestwick airport.Along with ferry’s that are lying rusting and no to mention BIFAB.They have got that touch haven’t they
  17. These places were there when I left school bar Masseys and unemployment was running at 10% plus in the 80s.Its know less than half of that.Though I suspect wages are nowhere near compatible plus the job market had very few part time and self employed jobs.The demise of trade unions put a cap on any sort of workers negotiating wages and conditions
  18. Latest opinion polls showing no appetite for an Indy poll More than half of voters in Scotland oppose Nicola Sturgeon’s preferred timetable for a second independence referendum, a new poll has suggested. The Survation poll found only 38 per cent believe there should be another referendum within two years. It comes after the First Minister restated her aim to hold another vote before the end of 2023, Covid permitting. She told MSPs she has ordered civil servants to restart work on an independence prospectus. But a poll for pro-UK campaign group Scotland in Union found 52% of Scots felt there should not be an independence referendum in the next two years. The remaining 10% said they did not know. The poll also found 57% of Scots would vote to remain part of the UK in a referendum, with only 43% in favour of leaving the UK, once undecideds are removed. However, it posed a different question to that used in 2014, instead asking: "Should Scotland remain part of the United Kingdom or leave the United Kingdom?" Among those who voted SNP in the 2021 Holyrood election, 20% would vote to remain part of the UK, and 24% do not believe there should be a referendum on independence in the next two years. Survation polled 1,040 adults aged 16 or over in Scotland between August 31 and September 1. Pamela Nash, chief executive of Scotland in Union, said: “This poll confirms that Nicola Sturgeon is out of touch with the people of Scotland. “A majority of voters oppose her plans for a divisive second referendum within the next two years, and she should listen to what people are telling her." With the SNP conference due to get underway tomorrow, Ms Nash added: “Just days before the SNP conference, this poll is a timely reminder to Nicola Sturgeon to focus on what really matters to people – the Covid recovery, protecting out NHS, creating jobs, and tackling the climate emergency." An SNP spokeswoman accused Scotland in Union of asking a "loaded" Brexit-style Leave-Remain question. She added: “It was only four months ago that the people of Scotland voted and that vote provided a cast-iron democratic mandate for an independence referendum – on top of that, a recent independent opinion poll found majority support for a referendum in the current Holyrood term. “Independence offers Scotland the chance to re-join a market around seven times bigger than the UK and to take our own decisions to create a fairer, more prosperous country instead of having unwanted policies like Brexit foisted on us by the likes of Boris Johnson - and this is why the people of Scotland voted to be offered a choice over their future.” Meanwhile, Deputy First Minister John Swinney yesterday promised a comprehensive “financial prospectus” on independence to reflect the economic upheaval since the referendum of 2014. Speaking on the BBC's Good Morning Scotland programme, he said the Scottish Government would give the public “relevant and realistic” financial information, as the world was now in a different place. The Scottish Government last produced an independence prospectus in November 2013, when Ms Sturgeon and Alex Salmond published their 650-page White Paper. Elsewhere, Alex Salmond's Alba Party is set to declare independence an "immediate priority" at its own conference this weekend as it takes aim at the SNP. The former first minister said the SNP and its power-sharing partners in the Greens are "failing across many areas of policy" including health and education. The first policy motion to be debated at the conference states that “Alba believes that Scottish independence is an overwhelming and immediate priority for the people of Scotland and notes with growing concern the failure of the Scottish Government to implement successive electoral mandates from the Scottish people to progress this aim". Mr Salmond said independence is "not an alternative or something to be postponed until after Covid but is essential to genuine recovery". He said: "Independence is not something for the hereafter, it’s something for the here and now." https://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/19567909.majority-voters-oppose-sturgeons-timetable-indyref2-new-poll-suggests/
  19. Well to put it correctly.This island which is now the UK and I take it the Spanish Armada were just out on a cruise.Napoleon had no ambition to rule us either and who could forget a French backed pretender with his clansmen
  20. So the ability to take out any of there major cities would have no impact.Doubt that
  21. Plenty have tried to invade the UK and none since Norman times have succeeded.The Trident is a second strike weapon and is an insurance that any country thinking of a nuclear strike on the UK will face similar circumstances.Even if there was very little left of the UK it would still have the capability to strike back.It or similar has kept the peace in Western Europe since 1945.
  22. It’s often said that the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons system is not ‘independent’ or that the UK doesn’t have the ability to use the system without the US agreeing to it, in reality however that is simply not the case. Who controls Trident? It’s often said that the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons system is not ‘independent’ or that the UK doesn’t have the ability to use the system without the US agreeing to it, in reality the UK does retain full operational control over the system. One common argument is that the US can simply ‘turn off’ the GPS system and therefore can stop the UK using Trident, this is also a myth, Trident isn’t guided by satellite. Another myth trident uses the stars not GPS to guide it and is not under any US control
  23. He was at Dundee Utd and Morton also had a spell in England after leaving Celtic . Big things were expected of him when he was a Celtic youth
  24. We no longer have elite status that is the one of the reasons Paul McDonald is no longer here.We don’t make the criteria for it and lose some of the sfa funding.There are certain criteria that have to be made and we have decided against making them probably due to the cost.One of them is a head of youth development which I would think is one of the bigger outlays.There might be a plan in the future to appoint one but is highly unlikely and it won’t be this year.
  25. No chance of Kennedy or McKay if there is any interest from a SPL club even though Kennedy would have to sit on his arse to January.Any of the 2 would be a great addition to the squad.If rumours are to be believed and McKay is a Hearts target then Walker would be surplus.Is he worth a punt ?