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Everything posted by mrniaboc

  1. I don't blame the lad himself. It's Celtic that I think are totally at it. If a player is hurt and needs medical attention, then give him that attention as soon as he needs it! Don't ring every last bit of effort out of him while simultaneously claiming he's too injured to play for anyone else. I really hope Clarke is the kind of guy who can give as good as he gets when it comes to this kind of club nonsense.
  2. I think this is exactly what the OP is talking about? I don't know about your job at all, but it sounds like the verbal and physical abuse might be coming from a smaller group of people with real issues, not just the general public? Either way, my hat is off to you, as doing that kind of work is very admirable, important, and a job I don't have the guts to do.
  3. I totally get your realism argument. Sorry, I was boiling down telling people to just get a new job if they can't handle it to basically saying "fuck off". I just think we can do better than that. Especially the TA. Don't you? I think it's great that we even have this thread on the TAMB. Sticks and stones is nonsense BTW. A very large fraction of young males suffer from mental health issues, and too few ever talk about it or seek help. These issues are not caused only by sticks and stones. You say this fan behaviour is unlikely to change. You're a fan. Be the change you want to see mate. Instead of defending the nonsense and telling the victims they should be able to handle it. I just think it will be ponderous to future generations that there used to be a job that people did where having personal abuse hurled at you was publicly acceptable.
  4. Maybe I am too much of an idealist? I think an easy start in the right direction would be that when a player does speak out about abuse or mental health issues we don't just tell them fuck off and get another job. But you're right, I may be asking for too much too soon from the average football fan.
  5. You had me with the first bit, then I read down to the last bit and was all like "aw naw! Ye done me!"
  6. I think grown adults should have the mental constitution to police it themselves. Show some class and respect.
  7. Stop whingeing and just get a new job Graham! https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-7065993/amp/Rangers-star-Graham-Dorrans-bottled-holiday-Ibiza.html
  8. Don't you think this a little bit like someone in the 70s saying to a woman that if they can't handle the sexual harassment in the workplace they should just go find another job where it doesn't exist? As I said before, booing doesn't bother me too much because it just sounds silly for grown men to do, but some of the personal verbal abuse levelled at players at the game and on social media is out of order. We need to be more forward thinking.
  9. He's just turned 20... A lot of people on here could make some real money as talent scouts with these powers of foresight.
  10. He's 22 and playing for Hamburg. You might be right, but let's wait and see on this one.
  11. Exactly what Mox said. If they had their heads screwed on they would have got him the surgery at the start of the year, Celtic would have still won the bloody league, and he'd already be fit and playing again in time for both the cup final and the Scotland games. But they have rung every bit out of him that they can. It seems a tad irresponsible, but I'm sure they have experts monitoring his health.
  12. Hahaha. Yes, he has missed games for Celtic this season, but percentage-wise nowhere near as many as Scotland games. If his employers were actually seriously worried about his injury then he would have been off the pitch and on the operating table months ago. The frustrating fact is Celtic are still strong favourites to beat Hearts in the cup final without him, just as they would have almost certainly still have won the league without him, but we would actually hugely benefit from having him in the Scotland squad.
  13. No rules broken. He was born in England and schooled in Scotland. So he's eligible for both.
  14. Yeah, it's clear that it's a operation that needs to be done, but isn't actually stopping him from playing. He's gonna play the cup final as it's an important match, but clearly doesn't see the two Scotland games as equally important, so is using that time to get it sorted out and maximise recover time during the off season. It's a little frustrating. I just hope he would do the same if it was an important game for Scotland.
  15. Would love to see Harper in the Squad. Not sure about McBurnie out though. He's only 22 and scored the same number of goals this season! 7 uneventful caps during a dark time for the national team shouldn't be what we judge him on. He deserves a lot more chances.
  16. Only Kris Boyd. The rest are from Dreghorn.
  17. Obviously there's no way of knowing how good a manager will be at a new team until the matches start, but I genuinely think this is a positive move and a very good piece of business by the SFA. We now have a manager who has a great recent track record of getting the best out of an underprivileged squad, has work alongside some of the best in the business, and actually wants to take on the Scotland job. It's an added bonus that he's Scottish, so will have extra incentive to do well. I haven't felt this optimistic about a managerial change since Smith came in. Hopefully he has the same effect!
  18. I'm happy with this announcement. It will be really interesting to see who's in the squad next week, and how many of those selected call off.
  19. I'm trying to remember if I've ever actually booed at a match. I don't think so (possibly for the Liechtenstein national anthem though). It's kind of weird to me. Doesn't come naturally like cheering. It feels a bit more awkward and like a pantomime. I don't actually think booing is that bad, because it's kind of silly, but verbal personal attacks aren't great.
  20. Bates not even in the Hamburg squad today. Sad times.
  21. I doubt your bosses launch personal attacks on you at the top of their voice in public? If they do, you should change jobs.
  22. What about that time he decimated Gotham?
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