Fitba' - The Scottish Football Thread

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Re: Fitba' - The Scottish Football Thread

Post by kingofpartick » Thu May 29, 2008 10:33 am

New Thistle strip for next season looks the best they've had for a while. i might even get a top.
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Re: Fitba' - The Scottish Football Thread

Post by lynsosaurus » Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:55 am

i went to my first thistle game last night! it was very exciting, and there were SEVEN GOALS for only a tenner. you just can't beat that for value for money. i don't know how people can go to football every week, though; thistle played way better than forfar but were completely unable to score despite having the ball for almost all of the game, and the first two forfar goals were utter shite.
also, i don't know much about the rules of football, but i'm pretty sure hitting the ball with your hand when you're in the penalty box and not the goalie is not really on.

i think i might go back again, but only in games where partick have a good chance of winning.

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Re: Fitba' - The Scottish Football Thread

Post by Paquito » Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:04 am

Firhill for Thrills indeed.

We beat Albion Rovers away on penalties last night. I eschewed the delights of a Tuesday night in Coatbridge for Disc 1 of The West Wing Season 5. I think that sounded preferable to watching us miss a penalty in the first half, have our captain sent off and struggle to beat a lower division side over 120 minutes.

I got an extra text update from my pal who was at the game, it was the same as his full-time report but with "on way home now. x" at the end. I think it was meant for his wife.
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Re: Fitba' - The Scottish Football Thread

Post by Martijn » Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:11 pm

lynsosaurus wrote:also, i don't know much about the rules of football, but i'm pretty sure hitting the ball with your hand when you're in the penalty box and not the goalie is not really on.
It depends. Was it God by any chance?

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Re: Fitba' - The Scottish Football Thread

Post by kingofpartick » Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:38 am

Martijn wrote:
lynsosaurus wrote:also, i don't know much about the rules of football, but i'm pretty sure hitting the ball with your hand when you're in the penalty box and not the goalie is not really on.
It depends. Was it God by any chance?
not unless he's signed for Forfar recently, and i can't see it.

Thistle did try and sign a keeper called Jesus a few years ago, which would have been ace, cause, obviously, Jesus Saves, but there were too many forens in the premier league at the time to let a lowly first division club have any.

I went to my first game for a while last Tuesday, it was great to be back (don't really get the chance to go much with working most Saturday's or being away, but i'd like to get along to as many evening games as i can whilst i'm at home)

Good start to the season for the mighty Jags, 2nd in the league with two wins on the bounce, and onto the second round of the league cup with only a little stress. Its the Challenge Cup second round also on Tuesday at Firhill. Might head along if i can find a spare ten spot.

The new number two signed from Queens Park looks well tasty.

The new away strip does look rubbish though. Its almost nice, but its just not happening.
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Re: Fitba' - The Scottish Football Thread

Post by Colin » Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:23 am

Carlos Cuellar's off to Aston Villa then. Bastard.

PS. Anyone see Hamilton Accies vs. Dundee Utd last night? Great game. I think Hamilton are going to be good to watch this season. I'd fancy them staying up if they keep playing like that.

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Post by Paquito » Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:16 pm

Fuck me. Kris Commons has been called up to the Scotland squad! I thought he was a tad... y'know... English to be in a Scotland squad? Not only is he dynamite in Football Manager but he has a Scottish granny. Blimey O'Reilly...
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Post by youroldpalmark » Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:07 pm

Paquito wrote:Fuck me. Kris Commons has been called up to the Scotland squad! I thought he was a tad... y'know... English to be in a Scotland squad?
Ach, we've got previous for that. Matt Elliott, Neil Sullivan, Nigel Quashie...each one about as Scottish as James Doohan.

I really like the look of the other new call-up to the squad, Darren Barr. Thought he had a belter of a game when Falkirk played Rangers at the weekend.
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Post by Martijn » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:06 am

So what is it that makes someone eligible to play for Scotland? Or Wales? Exeter has two former Welsh internationals, but neither were born in Wales. Does it say in your passport if you're from Scotland or Wales?

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Re: Fitba' - The Scottish Football Thread

Post by lynsosaurus » Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:42 am

as far as i know, you can play for any team in any country, no matter what your nationality but you can only play for national teams if you have a biological link to that country. so to play for the scottish national team you would have to have at least a grandparent (i think?) born in that country or who was a citizen of that country. is it grandparents or parents? i'm not sure. but it's feasible either way that a player could be eligible to play for a national team without having been born there.

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Post by Wheatabeat » Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:45 pm

lynsosaurus wrote:as far as i know, you can play for any team in any country, no matter what your nationality but you can only play for national teams if you have a biological link to that country. so to play for the scottish national team you would have to have at least a grandparent (i think?) born in that country or who was a citizen of that country. is it grandparents or parents? i'm not sure. but it's feasible either way that a player could be eligible to play for a national team without having been born there.
Or if you're Tony Cascarino, or Vinnie Jones then as long as you've had a fortnight on holiday in said country you can then go on to play for them too.
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Re: Fitba' - The Scottish Football Thread

Post by andyroo » Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:32 pm

Cascarino actually did qualify for Ireland.

He thought he didn't, because he knew his ma was adopted, but kept schtum about it (her adoptive father was Irish). However as his ma's adoption was legal, she did in fact gain the right to Irish citizenship. So that's all right then.
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Re: Fitba' - The Scottish Football Thread

Post by Richard » Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:53 pm

Rangers are about to buy an American defensive-midfield chap called Maurice Edu from Toronto FC for £2.5 million. He's alright. Tends to be somewhat inconsistant, but he's technically gifted and gets plenty stuck in.

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Re: Fitba' - The Scottish Football Thread

Post by squirrelboutique » Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:10 pm

Let me tell you what an idiot I am. I've just now realized what the Fitba' means in this thread. I've been reading it as an acronym all this time. Dumb, dumb, dumb!

And I love apologetic apostrophes! I can't believe I missed that one.

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Re: Fitba' - The Scottish Football Thread

Post by Paquito » Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:50 am

RRFC 1-1 Least Fife

We should have been 4 up at half time - 2 one-on-ones with the keeper missed, a header over the bar from close range and a missed penalty. Fucking all over them too. And then we miss another penalty early in the second half. Obviously they then go up the park and score (and obviously it's one of their 732 players who used to play for us who scores it!).

We get back into it pretty quickly, Laurie Ellis bulleted a header in, the whole South Stand went ber-serk, there may have been a few gestures aimed at the away directors box and our ex-chairman... Yes... We tire as the half finished and are lucky when another ex-Rover but tainted by Pars association Stevie Crawford somehow misses from a couple of yards out.

Great game, great atmosphere. Proper derby, lots of bile (mainly fuelled by the aforementioned Least Fife chairman and his antics), commitment, desire, brilliant stuff. We still should have won 5-0 though...
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Re: Fitba' - The Scottish Football Thread

Post by lynsosaurus » Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:56 pm

what's the score with the latest rangers-celtic shitstorm, then? is it just the usual sectarian shite?

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Re: Fitba' - The Scottish Football Thread

Post by Paquito » Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:30 pm

Apparently, we've just signed someone called David Armstrong on loan. I'm guessing it's not this guy...
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Re: Fitba' - The Scottish Football Thread

Post by kingofpartick » Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:21 am

I'm trying to decide whether to go to the pub next wednesday to watch the league cup thistle rangers or watch it in the comfort and safety of my own house.

i would go to firhill but i forgot to think about buying an advance ticket and i can't imagine there being any left, or could i probably afford one if there were.
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Re: Fitba' - The Scottish Football Thread

Post by Fantasy Boy » Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:08 am

Why are there so many right wing neo nazi rangers hun supporters on this forum? Has the michael stone forum closed down for the day? How come there are so many filthy orangemen on here?

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Post by a layer of chips » Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:20 am

Play nice, FB. Just like all animal lovers don't wear terrible jumpers or have silly facial hair, then all Rangers fans aren't bigots.

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