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  1. I remember reading about it at the time but I'd forgotten all about it until phart mentioned it.
  2. Some interesting thoughts about "Exercise Alice". https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2021/10/11/exercise-alice-the-uk-government-did-test-the-response-to-a-coronavirus-but-why-are-we-only-discovering-this-now/
  3. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/jul/28/queen-secretly-lobbied-scottish-ministers-climate-law-exemption
  4. Yes. It's basically the same as the last lot of play offs. The draw for home advantage in the finals will be done in late Nov/early Dec after all the qualifiers have been played. I haven't seen an exact date for that draw yet, although I haven't looked too hard as I'm not too confident that we will be in that draw yet. πŸ˜‚
  5. Just like Serbia last time round. They were away for the semi final because of the seeding, but got the final at home because of the draw.
  6. No. Home advantage for the final is drawn well in advance of the semi finals. So even if we don't get seeded we could still be at home for the final. We would need to beat a seeded team away from home first to get to the final though.
  7. He might not have known "it didn't suit" him until he tried it, though. If I was really shyte at my job I might have tried to use that excuse as well. πŸ˜‚
  8. That brings back bad memories of the last time we played them at Hampden. Wouldn't mind getting them this time round, though. Probably more chance of us getting them away, maybe? I wonder if they'll move it to Annfield? πŸ˜‚ I'm not too fussy who we get as long as we are in the playoffs.
  9. The Prague game was for EURO 2012. The Czech Rep went on to reach the QF only losing narrowly to a late Ronaldo goal for Portugal. That game in Paris was for Euro 2008. That mighty France team finished bottom of their group managing to scrape only a single point from Romania. France got humped by both Italy and Netherlands, both of whom got knocked out in the next round. Trying to make comparisons like that don't always stack up. To me the biggest mistake Levien made in that Prague game was failing to realise how poor their right back was. He was the only major weakness in that team but we didn't capitalise on that.
  10. That's capitalism for you. Larry and Sergey own the company so I suppose they can decide who can, and who can't, use their facilities. In days gone by it was newspapers who decided who, and what, got heard. Now it's internet companies.
  11. Exactly, this obsession with the EPL is ridiculous. McTominay plays in the EPL every week but every single Faroes midfielder played better than him last night. They might all play in the EPL as well, for all know, right enough?
  12. I can see how this is going to end. After a narrow loss to Denmark we will be sitting in 6th place in the playoff rankings on GD. All we will be waiting for is one result to go out way. We will be needing Belgium to beat Wales in Cardiff the following night. What could go wrong?
  13. That's his version of the story. We all watched that game. He was awful. Ran about like a daftie and was just hoofing to ball about to nobody in particular, but mainly to the opposition. I thought somebody must have slipped him some magic mushrooms or something.
  14. You can recycle that post after we beat Moldova or after we beat Denmark whichever happens first.
  15. McFadden was awful in that game. Probably his worst game in a Scotland shirt. He got subbed at halftime and quite rightly too.
  16. Doesn't matter which clubs they play for if they continually leak goals when they play for Scotland.
  17. We haven't got second place yet. πŸ˜‰ You've just jinxed us. πŸ˜‚
  18. Apparently he had a reserved parking space at Augusta. He was revered in the US.
  19. There is just so much hypocrisy surrounding this stuff that I find it hard to take anything these folk say seriously. How can anybody have thought that was a good idea. Just put the fukin deisel in a bus and drive them around in that. Converting the diesel into electricity first must lose about 40% of its efficiency.
  20. One of the problems is that some folk think Hanley has somehow turned into Beckenbauer. He might be the best we've got, but the standard of out center backs is still very low.
  21. It amazes me how many folk can’t see what McGregor does in our team. He has to start every game alongside Gilmour
  22. Ten minutes to go too fukin late again with the subs
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