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Duncan Blackheart

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  1. Edinburgh Rugby

    If they can win next week as well at Dragons when Ulster are at scarlets (who are winning at Leinster as I type), there could be a wee gap opens up... Great drop from Weir off a terrible pass to win it as well.
  2. Alan Hutton

    I’m expecting McLeish to pick him and make Barry Ferguson the midfield lynch-pin. Coisty as number 2 for lolz.
  3. 6 Nations - Who’s going?

    Rumours of WP being back for the England game. In terms of the alternate jersey, I was always told the tradition was due to showing courtesy as hosts towards your visitors, plus a bit of old-fashioned practicality about not having to travel with two shirts. I do mind that my first junior team shirt was red on one side and blue on the other!
  4. 6 Nations - Who’s going?

    Help ma’ boab! https://theoffsideline.com/scotland-20s-coaching-backroom-staff-suspended-late-night-incident/
  5. 6 Nations - Who’s going?

    As mentioned above, we are usually a bit smaller at that level for whatever reason, probably just numbers, but the gap has closed a bit recently. Perhaps that’s the effect of the academies they have brought in. Also though, this year a lot of our under 20s are a year younger than their opponents. I’d expect the gap to close a little in the U20s World Cup in the summer (especially if Matt Fagerson joins the squad) and by this time next year we’ll be more competitive.
  6. Why does the issue of domesticated animals only very rarely get mentioned alongside the debate around livestock? Ok, there are nowhere near as many pets as livestock, and leaving aside the whole argument of whether it’s acceptable to keep a sentient being for your own recreational purposes, surely the whole pet industry comes with huge and entirely avoidable environmental consequences? From the transport and manufacture of food and drugs to plastic toys and goodness knows what else, it’s an industry that also has to be questioned, surely? Why the blind spot? If anyone’s interested, here’s a wee article concentrating more on one view of the ethics of a habit I have always found bizarre. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/aug/01/should-we-stop-keeping-pets-why-more-and-more-ethicists-say-yes
  7. When I was in America last year (get me!), I noticed a few of them. Nothing major, just a few people carrying small dogs with them to places you wouldn’t really expect to see an animal, such as museums or shopping malls, etc. The animals usually have some sort of sign on them to say they’re emotional support animals. Of those I saw, most belonged to people who were identifying themselves as ex-servicemen from the clothes they wore.
  8. Next Scotland Manager ?

    https://www.scotsman.com/sport/football/teams/hibernian/neil-lennon-could-be-a-great-fit-for-scotland-says-brendan-rodgers-1-4672733 hmmmm.
  9. Next Scotland Manager ?

    What a shambles. I really fancy a job high up in the SFA. Bulletproof status on 6 figures a year for not performing very well at all. Pay off when you leave.
  10. 6 Nations - Who’s going?

    Going to wales and Ireland, think it’ll be a win in the former if the front row holds up and a bit of a doing in the latter at the hands of the team that will probably win the thing. As much as we’re being talked up, I think the wales match is too close to call and we’ll struggle to play any rugby against France, Ireland and England as our forwards are a bit lightweight in comparison. To coin an old adage, you’ve got to earn the right to play, and I fear that we won’t. However, come kick off in all those matches, I’ll be expecting wins!
  11. Mo farah

    Can you get odds on him being stripped of the title before he has to hand it over next year?
  12. Euro2020

    At least we can do something about that, if it comes to it!
  13. Indy Ref 2

    So if the DUP walk because NI is in the EU, would the SNP prop up coalition in exchange for same deal? And what is the upper limit for our tolerance of Brexit acronyms?
  14. Scottish Labour

    I don’t know what’s sadder. Her doing that or me watching her doing that.
  15. Scottish Labour

    Unreal.
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