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L. Brilliant

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  1. On team selection for Saturday... The last United game came at a great time for us because we were on a terrible run of games that we would have been expected to win and didn't - they were favourites against us and the onus was on them to bring the game to us.  Rovers dealt with that well, the crowd got right onboard especially after the Hamilton slide.  I'm hoping we go out to be solid first and let United feel the pressure of needing the win.  Let Goodwin do the overthinking and wind his own supporters up, while we have a solid, hard to beat XI of our better players.  If we're still in it at 60 mins we should be feeling positive, their crowd will be on their backs and nervy.

    Hamilton looks better minute to minute in a game than Rudden but is also a fantastic sub to make at 60 or 65.  Probably not an easy call between starting him and Rudden in case the latter comes up with one of his moments.

    In reality a fit right back and then a fit Watson are bigger issues

  2. 10 hours ago, CYBERSHED said:

    I long for the walk up and pay at the gate days. But they are long gone.

    Is this because of over-regulation? Or just plain penny pinching by clubs that don't want the hassle of dealing with cash?

     

    7 hours ago, Zen Archer (Raconteur) said:

    Gone are the days of getting lifted over the turnstile, which also removes the odd person paying and the operator getting a matchday wage bonus.

    A bit of that, and also like any business clubs are aiming to increase their sales and customer base - knowing who is buying what, and getting contact details every time, means they can better market what they're selling. Clearly Rovers have had success out of this.

    And it's not like you can't take your phone out in the pub, pick the best seat remaining and head along?

  3. That record with Library Pictures and Moved Your Chair etc is pretty good. Tbh have nothing against them but there's an ocean of music out there and (they're) never the thing I want to seek out.

  4. On 14/03/2024 at 20:46, scottsdad said:

    I have tried, I really have. But I just cannot get into them.

    A few decent (and no more than that) songs.

    This is better anyway. Let her have her own things and just quietly enjoy that she's on a reasonable path!

  5. I don't even really like the station that much but there's no adverts so it ends up on all day. Should probably be on NTS or something but too lazy to sort that out.

    Years ago I'd have had Riley in here but the show got really stale and change was needed. In his defence I know he took less money in order to have no playlist obligations, and the playlist is always mince. The change wasn't good in the end, because that new music show is 99% mediocre and forgettable (even though I like the woman whose name just fell out of my head and Tom R is all right). There is possibly just not a daily programme's worth of stuff for this.

    5. Cerys Matthews- too much food and Bob Dylan for me but it is decent for the Sunday mornings when rough, the world stuff is generally good and she's not annoying. Anything about people or cultures is inevitably a bit political and she seems OK on that front

    4. G Peterson - hit rate is only about 60% for me but great knowledge and variety and definitely a welcome contrast to the weekday daytimes. Odd scheduling because it's up against jazz on radio 3 I think?

    3. Freak zone - Stuart Meconium is a real bore with Radcliffe at the weekends but I like this show, again good contrast to the daytime stuff and a decent hit rate of about 75% imo

    2. Huey - arguably the most embarrassing patter but the guy just absolutely kens. The disco stuff is good, the rap is good, the Latin stuff is good, and the guitar/alternative is sparingly used but he hugely kens there as well. 

    1. Jamz Supernova- somehow this show is the polar opposite of the new music show in that I've never heard any of it and nearly always like think it's good.

  6. If I'm a rovers player seeing a testimonial for *Lewis Vaughan* with a crowd in the hundreds, I'm thinking there is probably nothing I could ever do or overcome to have these fans fully onside. 

    Absolutely can't get my head around it.

    Surely with folk realising there's no game at the weekend sales will pick up.

  7. 4 hours ago, Craig fae the Vale said:

    Buddying my sister to the Donny Benet gig at Room 2 on Saturday night. Know very little of his music, but I'm sure I'll have a good time. 

    Anyone been to the venue that can tell me what it's like?

    Small, wide. Don't know what it holds but around half of the crowd are guaranteed a restricted view one way or another... Gender neutral toilets in theory but they're still in two locations set out like trad male and female - I saw a lot of folk look confused and embarrassed feeling they'd gone in the wrong one. Good in principle but needs better signs. The one on the right hand side has urinals!

  8. VAR should be kept BUT other than automated stuff (ball out of play / over goal line) each dugout should get three challenges to use to check *specific* offences (eg. Handball by no 3 in box, our no 9 held by no 4 in box, etc) like tennis. No speculative challenges, penalties of some kind for spurious claims. 

    No reason why Scotland can't lead the way in applying VAR sensibly.

    Instead of more opportunity to arrive at correct decisions, cynics might say the current method just gives more opportunities to produced preferred outcomes

  9. On 08/03/2023 at 13:42, coprolite said:

    Can were largely before my time but i seem to have missed them out of the "old" music i like until last week. God knows why, what i've heard so far has been fantastic and very varied. Any Can fans got any recommendations? 

     

    Can't go wrong with Tago Mago or Monster Movie, but a non-Can tip would be Faust IV if you haven't already heard that

     

    And a bit more of a stretch but why not Popul Vuh as well

     

  10. 3 minutes ago, welshbairn said:

    Or maybe Canadians who have played in the SPFL at some time in their careers? You're probably right though, I only half heard a snippet of the conversation.

    Good shout, Arfield, De Vos, Zanatta, the big boy Hearts had, Nick Dasovic, Paul Fenwick... plus anyone from after 2002 who i've automatically not heard of 

  11. On 14/11/2022 at 09:20, charger29 said:

    England are evens to beat Iran at William Hill (max £10 bet).
    Though they do seem to play poorly in the first match of major tournaments iirc.

    I fancy Qatar to get out their group tbh. Mexico as well.

    Iran will be really stuffy and probably on a world record win bonus to beat the US again, but something's really wrong if England don't beat them. EVS is pretty good.

    Qatar could probably get enough help and be prepared enough to keep the Ecuador game tight...enough to get a win is itself quite a big call.  Then they have to get a draw with Senegal (look at Senegal's XI), and then Senegal have Ecuador in the 3rd game and likely just need to better Qatar's result against them?  I'm of the same mind as you in theory but it needs to be pretty long odds.

     

     

     

  12. On 13/11/2022 at 17:04, welshbairn said:

    I fancy Canada ..... Heard today on Off the Ball that they have something like 13 SPFL players in their squad! Might have misheard...

    To me that seems closer to the total SPFL players at the tournament?  Only Wotherspoon in for Canada (no Arfield or Zanatta etc)

     

  13. There may well be a secondary issue with overseas players and work permits but there's a major reset of the footballer labour market in the UK this summer. Inflation affects footballers too, and given that most are on 1 or 2 year contracts, a huge proportion are reassessing what they are worth in GBP (with agents in their ears I assume). I don't think the Rovers put season ticket prices up so something has to give.  

    Players at our level are likely looking one level further down the English league than they would have a year ago, unless they're happy with a real terms pay cut - like the one you are currently enjoying, versus inflation.

    We're not the only club in a poor state of readiness for the start of the league. Clubs will have to be very shrewd indeed to avoid some overall drop in quality or consistency. IMO.

  14. If there is already something to this effect in the Heardle thread... sorry.   It's probably old news that are loads of these springing up; the source code seems to be available in the 'info' section on each site, if you are inclined to make your own.  That kind of thing is beyond me though.

    If there are any replies with others I'll try to add them to this post here and there. 

    https://beck-heardle.glitch.me/

    https://nin-heardle.glitch.me/ (Nine Inch Nails)

    https://takeoasis.glitch.me/ (REM)

    https://90s-heardle.glitch.me/

    https://heardle80s.com/

    https://metalheardle.glitch.me/

    https://marillion-heardle.glitch.me

    https://manics-heardle.glitch.me

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