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  2. *** VOTING IN THE POLL ABOVE IS FOR PEOPLE WHO WERE AT THE MATCH ONLY *** If you were at the match, please use the poll above to vote for your top 3 players. As a bit of fun, we have also added an option to rate the referee .... Please make sure you vote for 3 separate players. If you make an error, let us know so we can fix it. PLEASE ONLY VOTE ABOVE IF YOU WERE AT THE GAME Anyone caught trying to cheat the system WILL be banned from voting in ALL site polls...this is your only warning. **NOT at the game ?** As a result of requests received, we have made a slight change to how these threads work for site users who watched the game on TV or listened to the full game live on the radio ....... You too will now be able to cast your votes, but should do it in the thread below, and NOT in the official poll above. Just list the three players of your choosing and award 5,3, or 1 point(s). You can give the ref a mark if you want too ! These votes will NOT be counted in the official total, as we only count votes from those who where actually at the game, but it IS a way for you to participate in the process .... which many people asked for .... a happy medium we hope !!!!!
  3. Please post your predictions in the following format:- HT: FT: 1st ICT: 1st Opp: Crowd: This thread may close automatically at the advertised k.o. time regardless of whether the match has physically kick off or not. The NPL results and table update for this game are expected to be available no later than: 2200 07 Mar
  4. Please post your predictions in the following format:- HT: FT: 1st ICT: 1st Opp: Crowd: This thread may close automatically at the advertised k.o. time regardless of whether the match has physically kick off or not. The NPL results and table update for this game are expected to be available no later than: 2230 03 Mar
  5. Mid weekers guys... Brechin City v Queens also play on Wed 26. No odds (anywhere) yet but I'll check later in the week.
  6. Table 26 Joonya 286.1 CDN Girl 205 Mr Caleyjag 181.8 Caley Braveheart 175.9 CaleyCanary 175 Mrs Gringo 159.5 SOS 157 crownjaggie 156.3 Scotty 155.2 Gringo 111.5 Red Card Skint
  7. tm4tj must have had a busy week and overlooked it and we have had so much to talk about on this game
  8. No. I wonder why not.
  9. Was there a player of the year for Rangers Colts?
  10. Thought we were going to get pumped but disappointed we never got a point. White was superb in the first half. Shame he can't out that kind of performance in every week. Didn't think much of United but, as the old cliche goes, the sign of champions is even when they are playing below average they still dig out the win and that's what they did. Disappointed with our defending for both goals but they were good finishes from a United PoV. Good header from White to get us back on level terms and prior to the second United goal we seemed to be knocking the ball around really well despite the conditions and seemed to have reduced the number of long balls we were playing. Thought Tremarco had stolen a point right at the end when he met a cross at the back post but the side netting rippled rather than the back of the net. Despite the loss that's probably one of our better performances in recent weeks.
  11. The difference between the teams is they have a goalscorer we have traffic cones up top and our best striker on the wing! Shankland knocked us back for Ayr when Foran was there could've been so different with him up top ! Robbo dose t no a striker from a red pudding supper by the looks of it
  12. I was in hospitality (first time I’ve ever experienced that for an ICT game). Even from the very back of the upper George Fox stand, you could hear the splashes when players were running up the wing. You should’ve seen the reaction of the guy next to me, a neutral, when Tremarco hit the side netting in the last minute - 2-2 would’ve won him over £800. Ouch.
  13. Indeed. But after all this, I can’t help feeling that there’s an increased chance that he’ll end up missing the final due to injury!
  14. Hear, Hear. I would go as far as saying that a boycott would be a grave error. 😁
  15. Bottom line is that the SFA realise that this one will not go away so have to save face, so have scapegoated. The card will be rescinded and James will be able to play in the final.
  16. The panel have decided to not be anonymous this time and one of the members has already denied his allegiance to a certain team from Glasgow.
  17. Tree

    JUSTICE FOR JAMES

    Rumour is circulating that this time the appeal will not be heard by the Three Blind Mice!
  18. Agreed. Fair enough. Though it's not a bad thing for posters to round on extreme pedantry. No need for it.
  19. Do we need a 3 person panel to consider use of the word “grave”? Or can we just get this thread back on track please.
  20. Only if you're using your very own definitions. https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/grave defines "grave" as "very serious, important and worrying". Given the potential effect of such an error on the mental wellbeing of someone unjustly accused in such a manner, it would seem considerably more than "only a game" to them, and may indeed result in death or injury.
  21. Kingsmills is king of the pedants, but don't expect him to admit he's wrong. More likely to make a big announcement about leaving the forum before making more comebacks than Phil Mitchell in Eastenders.
  22. We had a player who was described by a board member as distraught after the game. That was before the original appeal was heard ... while there was hope of a reprieve (right word? ... I'm sure you'll set me straight). James came to our club having previously been open about difficulties with depression. In effect, he was being labelled as a cheat completely unjustly. He was set to miss out on a final. They don't come around every week. The dictionary definition of grave in this context includes "serious", no mention of life or death. Is your pedantry really required?
  23. If the referee has acknowledged he is wrong - in the end - then fair enough but he too has been on the end of pressure to change his mind because - if the papers are to be believed - he maintained his position until after the outcry at the review panel decision had gathered speed. I actually feel for referees who are on a hiding to nothing during a game. In many cases they are unsighted, or the action is moving too quickly for them to get everything right but they are expected, without technology, to come to the same conclusion as we do or as commentators do when watching on TV or from a far better vantage point. That's why we got VAR and that's why it can work well when the referee sees it as a valuable tool. MLS referees are the same as Scottish referees and no doubt countless other countries. We have good ones, we have bad ones, we have ones who admit mistakes and still others who cling onto the belief they can do nothing wrong as they are in charge. We have those who let the game flow and those who want to make it all about them. MLS implemented VAR 3 years ago now I think and for the most part it seems to work well. It is used not for every decision but for 'game-changing' events such as goals, penalties, offsides, red card offenses, or where the 5th official (VAR referee) has indicated something within criteria may need to be looked at. When it works well, and the ref uses it as a useful tool to help him officiate then VAR has seen consistent results, but when you get a ref similar to Aitken then its only as good a tool as the tool using it ! What MLS also does well is to routinely review controversial plays over the next week with its disciplinary committee and hand out fines or additional game bans as well as reducing punishments. This is not a specially convened comitte, it just quietly goes about its business getting stuff done. It publishes the name of the chairman and some members, it routinely posts decisions on the league site and on its twitter feed and does Q&A sessions often .... the SFA could learn a lot from them ! : https://www.mlssoccer.com/league/official-rules/mls-disciplinary-committee-principles-and-parameters
  24. It was a very blatant and inexplicable error. Not sure I would describe it as 'grave' though. A grave error is one that might result in death or injury. Football, as important as it is, is after all only a game.
  25. As long as justice for James is achieved ... that's the main thing. The SFA is a complete shambles but at least they've opened the door to correcting a grave error (rather than shutting up shop in arrogant defiance). It seems strange that it's only the panel member who owned up that has got binned. The whole panel should have been relieved from duties.
  26. Robbo has hinted that Aitken did say as much. https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/john-robertson-makes-james-keatings-21550325
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