HawkeyeTheGnu

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  1. I’m guessing it’s an age thing, but I love that sort of ground.
  2. If we are able to stream something, why not offer a package to watch the league cup games online? A bit of money is better than nothing at the moment.
  3. Looks like Wikipedia was wrong. Who’d a thunk 🤷‍♂️
  4. According to Wikipedia - 229, but I’m not sure if that’s competitive games only, or when it’s up to.
  5. Those are reasonable comments by Robbo. Watching on TV, I thought both Utd goals were avoidable, for the first in particular the Utd player had way too much space and time. I agree that we seemed to react to things rather than anticipate, whereas Utd reacted quickly at throw ins in particular. Thought White’s goal was well taken, but if he’d squared to Keatings (I think) when Connolly got kicked in the head, that would have been a better option. Carson’s booking was silly, and meant he had to keep his aggression in check after that. All in all, it wasn’t a bad performance - Shankland was the big difference. If we play like that, then we are more than capable of finishing second
  6. Arrogance - yes beyond belief- sadly not
  7. I think the red card was originally given because we were playing Rangers, and said as much at the time. I think that the panel have decided to back the ref. I don’t think that’s because we were playing Rangers. Yes, our refs are incompetence, but there is often a direction to that incompetence when either side of the Old Firm are involved
  8. I’ve watched the video clip dozens of times now, while it’s difficult to believe that the referee didn’t see any contact given his position, I have no way of knowing what he did see, so I won’t take issue with that. The review panel however - there is clear contact. Keatings doesn’t do anything to increase the likelihood of contact (i.e. doesn’t appear to change his line of running). The contact is sufficient to move Keatings sideways, and the Rangers player then staggers, like someone who has clattered into a moving object. He then holds his hands up the way defenders do when they foul someone but hope to get away with it. The applause at the the red card is just taking the pish. If that’s a dive, there are going to be a lot of yellows for simulation between now and the end of the season. At best (and I use the word loosely) the panel are backing the ref, at worst it’s because of what Robbo said. Either way, it stinks!
  9. Who were we playing when Keatings was sent off?
  10. Link here https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/oct/17/eleven-sports-stop-european-football-on-saturdays?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other Scotland, England and Montenegro are the only places that still enforce it.
  11. Pity they don’t enforce the competency of their refs.
  12. Weirdly, it is possible to opt out, or choose to not enforce the blackout. (There was an article in the Guardian a while ago about this, I’ll try and find a link if I can). The SFA choose to enforce it.
  13. The whole game is bent as feck. The clowns running it only care about two clubs. Everyone else can GTF as far they are concerned. The standard of refereeing is pish-poor, inconsistent is the only constant.