Jump to content

Caledonian Craig

Member
  • Content Count

    4,835
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    1

Everything posted by Caledonian Craig

  1. Caledonian Craig

    Scottish player transfers

    I don't recall him having a criminal record? Has he been in Barlinnie? Been in Carstairs? And if you are 'not a full shilling' it shows everywhere. On the pitch or off.
  2. Caledonian Craig

    Scottish player transfers

    Sorry but that is wrong to throw Kenny Miller in there. Not a full shilling? I suggest you watch some of his games/goals. One in particular V Germany at Hampden Park where he was quick thinking enough to make a run for a quickly taken Cameron free-kick and score.
  3. Caledonian Craig

    Scottish player transfers

    You can believe that if you wish. He is the one who chose not to represent Scotland. He went off the rails and ended up (rightly) in prison and blamed the SFA for his plight. I do not have a problem with him having an issue with the SFA but do have a problem with him choosing not to play for Scotland again as he would have been playing for Scotland not SFA United.
  4. Caledonian Craig

    Scottish player transfers

    And was dedicated to the cause unlike Ferguson. I'd not give him a third chance to let us down.
  5. Caledonian Craig

    Scottish player transfers

    It can be looked at it two ways though. Back then Scotland had a higher standing in the sport back then so minnows to us were the likes of Greece etc.
  6. Caledonian Craig

    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    Jack Harper scores a 79th minute winner for Malaga in a 2-1 win at home to Lugo.
  7. Caledonian Craig

    Scottish player transfers

    If you were to give me the option now of slotting Duncan Ferguson or Kenny Miller into our side right now I'd take Miller every time. Committed to the cause (unlike Ferguson). Proven at international level (unlike Ferguson). Better work-rate than Ferguson. And if we look at their end career stats Miller had a better strike rate than Ferguson too. But I have no doubt you will disagree as I do with you but that is opinions for you. 👍
  8. Caledonian Craig

    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    Jack Harper starting up front tonight for Malaga at home to Lugo who have just scored.
  9. Caledonian Craig

    Scottish player transfers

    With all due respect Ferguson's caps came at a time when Scotland were still qualifying for international tournaments with better quality players around him. That is not the case with Kenny Miller. His international career came when Scotland's fortunes had dipped and we were struggling for quality in the side. It is therefore far greater kudos to Miller for bagging 18 goals for us in a struggling team than Ferguson for not scoring in the last half-decent Scotland team we had.
  10. Caledonian Craig

    Scottish player transfers

    Well what does that read like to you? Miller lumped into a group of players who have flopped (largely) at international level. And something missing up top? Are you talking about on or off the pitch here? Ferguson had a chance to show what he could do for Scotland and rejected it. From the meagre caps he won (7) he failed to score so from the limited data we have he failed.
  11. Caledonian Craig

    Scottish player transfers

    Trace it back and the conversation started around talk of players off-field antics ruining their careers. Kenny Miller was somehow bracketed into this group - I cannot see how his career has been ruined by any off-field antics.
  12. Caledonian Craig

    Scottish player transfers

    Well you are trying to lump Kenny Miller in with others who you have deemed to have FAILED. Sure a vast majority in that list have done but if Miller had any issues he certainly did not fail. Sixth highest Scotland goalscorer of all-time with goals against top sides such as Germany, Italy, Ukraine, England and Czech Republic amongst others. Off field issues do not interest me as long as it does not impact on performances etc on the pitch. That is the point I am making.
  13. Caledonian Craig

    Scottish player transfers

    Explains why you have heard about it? I repeat again...so friggin' what? It is what he does on the pitch that matters and he is 6th on Scotland's list of highest international goalscorers.
  14. Caledonian Craig

    Scottish player transfers

    To be honest (gangster friends)? I cannot say I have heard of them whoever they were and besides who gives a stuff? Some of the footballing greats have dark secrets - it happens. Look at Maradona, George Best and Ronaldo for example. As for Duncan Ferguson well if he never had a chip the side of a boulder on his shoulder then he may have been able to knuckle down and show how good he was for Scotland but he chose not to.
  15. Caledonian Craig

    Scottish player transfers

    Sorry but I cannot see how Kenny Miller can be lumped in amongst such flops. He stands at 6th on the all-time list of highest Scotland goalscorers with only Dalglish, Law, Hughie Gallacher, Reilly and McCoist. Bear in mind that Miller was playing in a team struggling for quality. He averages a better than a goal every four games average which is very respectable when talking about Scotland international strikers.
  16. Caledonian Craig

    Indy Ref 2

    I agree. I'd say you probably have around 35% of the country who are staunch unionists. They could have one of their relatives beheaded at the Tower of London but would still defend the union. That type. On the other side of the coin you probably now have around the same figure that are staunch independence backers. This leaves around 30% of the population that are waiverers/undecided so it all depends on putting a strong case across should there be a second indyref. Remember that the unionist argument has now been weakened. Last time around they used the trump card that we would lose our place in Europe if we voted for independence so that cannot be used again. Last time around they made false promises such as devolving more powers to Scotland when, in fact, they have actually taken more powers away with fishing rights etc. I know of more people who voted no last time that have said they would vote differently next time than vice versa too.
  17. Caledonian Craig

    Indy Ref 2

    I wouldn't be so sure. We are reaching a stage of the straw that broke the camel's back. At the moment we are being railroaded into exiting the EU when 62% of Scotland that voted said they wanted to remain. Many are also EU nationals who fear for their livelihoods. Sometime soon there will be another GE and I cannot see any party winning a clear majority at Westminster which opens a possible avenue up to the SNP. Labour may very well need someone to prop them up to form a coalition government and I reckon the SNP would take it on with the condition it was granted another indy ref. That is a possibility in the near future.
  18. Caledonian Craig

    Indy Ref 2

    Ten years or so ago I would definitely agreed with you. I mean independence was hardly even a topic worth talking about. Since then though times and attitudes have changed and polls have shown a steady (but slow) increase in support for independence. Polls done at the last indyref showed that the younger generation (around 70%) backed independence but the oldest generation (around 70%) didn't. That says that attitudes are changing and I'd say it is just a matter of when not if. I am even more convinced when it is evident how Westminster totally disregards Scotland especially seen in the Brexit fiasco. People take that onboard and it stokes the fires of discontent. It will come.
  19. Caledonian Craig

    The Brexit Thread

    Yes I was watching that. You can tell he was a Tory. Like a May clone doing a lot of talking but not answering any questions.
  20. Caledonian Craig

    The Brexit Thread

    Trying to make his shambolic party sound like it knows what it is doing and failing miserably.
  21. Caledonian Craig

    The Brexit Thread

    Biggest defeat by a government for almost 100 years.
  22. Caledonian Craig

    The Brexit Thread

    Hilarious listening to the Tories trying to make it sound they have a plan when they clearly haven't. Total and utter clowns.
  23. Caledonian Craig

    The Brexit Thread

    What a thrashing. May's deal beaten by 230 votes.
  24. Caledonian Craig

    Tennis 2017

    My apologies. It shows that even his fans can underplay his achievements.
  25. Caledonian Craig

    The Brexit Thread

    No I thought it was around 7pm.
×