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Barney Rubble

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    Europa league qualifiers

    Ah have tae say........................................listening to Alex Rae co-commentating is like listening to paint dry.
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    Aretha Franklin

    Have a little respect. Just a little bit.
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    Game is in Shkoder

    I'd say it depends on a number of factors - but mainly flight availability to your destination, cost and distance. Shkodra to Podgorica is 60km and even with the border crossing is easily done in 80 minutes by car. The coach takes two hours I think. The newly upgraded border crossing opened last week, and in November there should be no delays worthy of the name as the tourist season is well gone by that time. The road to the border has been totally upgraded in recent years too. Shkodra to Tirana airport is 95km and can be done in around 90 minutes, but the road can be variable, as can the antics of the Albanian drivers. It's really up to yourself, but if it comes down there being no difference, I'd probably advise Podgorica as the better option.
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    The Mighty Celtic...

    Even more than usual now that his toilet's broken.
  5. Why are Stephen Naismith and Kyle Lafferty both such petulant cunts?
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    What currency?

    There is no official exchange rate - the LEK is not a tradeable currency.
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    Hearts v Celtic

    Nah. Negri was a half-season wonder. A pretty impressive one though.
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    Hearts v Celtic

    Some hit from Laffable. Celtic were absolute wank today. McGregor was rank rotten and what the fuck is the point of Sinclair these days? Hope they are equally as inept next Saturday against us.
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    What currency?

    Good point - because this is a non-tradeable currency, do not use ATMs unless absolutely necessary, otherwise your home bank will murder you with charges. Albania is one place when you bring hard currency with you and change as necessary. Bring notes with Lizzie's head on it folks and you'll be fine. Forget about using a card unless you want to make your bank smile.
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    What currency?

    The Albanian LEK is not a tradeable currency, so you cannot get any before you arrive there. Bring Bank of Imperialist Oppressor's notes or Euros (or US dollars, Swiss francs) and you exchange them at the many currency places in the main cities. A word of warning - do not exchange at places that take a % commission - rather stick to places that show the commission free exchange rate. As always, if at all possible avoid exchanging in airports or ports of arrival for obvious reasons.
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    Nations League

    Seems fair, given that we haven't beaten anyone of note in an away qualifier since Croatia. And that was in June 2013.
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    Nations League

    What is the basis for your expectation?
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    The Mighty Rangers

    I'll stand by the bottled it with ten men. Having said that, I thought Steven Gerrard's Rangers (as Sky have rebranded them) were solid and pretty decent. I guess we'll get more of a clue in September.
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    The Mighty Rangers

    Steven Gerrard's Rangers (is that what they are called this season?) bottled their first big test. Couldn't see it out against a manager that had W1 L2 L6 against them in the last couple of years.
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    Boozers

    Ormond - are you the fat bastard at the back??
  16. Aberdeen were utter wank today. To put one shot on target in 78 +.6 minutes against 10 men really redefines a McInnesesque performance..
  17. Morelos comprehensively proving that he's even more behaviourally challenged than the Kyles of Laffable. Even so. it was ridiculous to give a red for that. Tell the two of them to grow up and be done with it.
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    Potential Party in Podgorica, Montenegro

    That's the one - Beer Academy, not Beer Factory as I said, my apologies. Fun, fun place in my experience.
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    Potential Party in Podgorica, Montenegro

    OK - fair enough, if you insist. My proposal, based on direct experience, The Beer Factory in Moskovska - craft beer place that brews its own in house and can hold about 200. Fairly central and much more appropriate for the TA than McLoud's could ever be.
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    Potential Party in Podgorica, Montenegro

    Podgorica isn't Glasgow, Paris or Prague. It isn't even Ayr. It's a village. With all due respect to your initiative, there's no need to arrange anything. Everyone will naturally congregate to the street where McCloud is, and the one parallel to it where the pick-up bars are. Because that's all there is in Podgorica. That's your party. It will happen naturally because there are so few options anyway. Trust me.
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    Potential Party in Podgorica, Montenegro

    Not to demean your admirable efforts, but I'm based in Podgorica and McCloud's is an awful bar. I'm not surprised he is keen to host the TA.as he would make more in one night than he makes in 6 months. And no way on earth does it hold 150. I'd estimate 70 at a squeeze. The Irish bar on the main drag near the stadium would be a more feasible option in my experience.
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    Game is in Shkoder

    If you've been to Ohrid itself then most likely you would find Pogradec to be disappointing. Although pleasant enough in its own right, it lacks the charm of Ohrid as a town, not as many bars and restos.
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    Game is in Shkoder

    Hi Rich, 7 nights in Tirana is not excessive at all, especially if you are building in a few trips to surrounding areas. I'm assuming you won't be relying on public transport. Here are some recommendations based on 7 years plus of living in Tirana: 1) In Tirana itself, you can easily spend a couple of days on foot checking out the sights, the old town, and the National park at the foot of the town. The town centre itself is jumping every night of the week, and there are no shortages of great bars and restos to choose from. You could comfortably have a great 7 nights in Tirana without leaving the city itself. 2) Nearby the city there is Mount Dajti, which is worth it for the cable car trip alone which provides a stunning view of the city. There is also a resto with its own trout farm a 20 minute walk from the upper cable-car station. 3) Petrela Castle (25km) - after a long climb up to the castle enjoy the rustic food in the excellent resto while admiring the view of the surrounding countryside. 4) Durres (45km) - worth it for a look around the roman ruins in the old town. 5) Fushe Kruje (25km) - pleasant little town with a street full of artisanal textile shops. 6) Berat (125 km) - if you do only one day trip out of town do this one. It has an excellent UNESCO heritage site. Shkodra itslef is a great wee town with a fair bit to see (castle, old town, Lake Shkodra). It's normally lively at the weekend. It will be abnormally lively on the weekend we are in town.
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    Albania v Scotland

    It'll be to Podgorica city centre, as there is no bus station at the airport.
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