Is Scottish football now completely discredited? (3 Viewers)

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Is it a generation thing? I’m 30 years old and don’t feel any real dislike towards the Scot’s, just pleased for them that they made it to a major tournament. I know of the history but I guess they’ve been pretty poor for my life time so far , so don’t take them too seriously
 

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Is it a generation thing? I’m 30 years old and don’t feel any real dislike towards the Scot’s, just pleased for them that they made it to a major tournament. I know of the history but I guess they’ve been pretty poor for my life time so far , so don’t take them too seriously
I'm older than that. I guess it's because I'm from a Welsh heritage that migrated to England pre-WW2 but I've never felt any antipathy towards any of the home nations.
 

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Police Scotland are investigating a report of "possible financial irregularities" at St Mirren.
Enquiries are at an early stage after the fan-owned Scottish Premiership club were made aware of "several historic issues" following their annual audit.
St Mirren say recommendations were made and approved by the board, before the "relevant authorities" were contacted.
Police look at St Mirren 'irregularities'
 

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There’s a team called Dundonald Bluebell playing in the Scottish Cup.
 

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There’s a team called Dundonald Bluebell playing in the Scottish Cup.
I think it may have been mentioned on here before, but DBFC are only one of a load of clubs with great names in the cup eg:

Banks O' Dee, Blackburn United, Broxburn Athletic, Camelon Juniors, Coldstream, Dundonald Bluebell, Dunipace, Easthouses Lily Miners Welfare, Glasgow University, Haddington Athletic, Hawick Royal Albert United, Hill of Beath Hawthorn, Jeanfield Swifts, Linlithgow Rose, Newton Stewart, Newtongrange Star, Preston Athletic, Threave Rovers, Tranent Juniors, Tynecastle, Whitehill Welfare and Wigtown & Bladnoch

And those are from outside the Highland and Lowland Leagues, which have some more belters:
2020–21 Scottish Cup - Wikipedia
 
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Queens Park should have been well ahead before Bluebells equalised in the 90th minute.
Penalty given by ref before equaliser and after chatting with assistant withdraws the penalty and does a dropped ball to keeper. I think referees initial decision was correct.
 

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Queens Park should have been well ahead before Bluebells equalised in the 90th minute.
Penalty given by ref before equaliser and after chatting with assistant withdraws the penalty and does a dropped ball to keeper. I think referees initial decision was correct.
Extra time and SNOWING now
 

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Do bluebells grow that far north? Always thought of them as being English....
I knew that Bluebells are able to be in unexpected and quite exposed places such as by Tintagel Castle on the north Cornwall coast but I had never seen them in Scotland personally
 
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Right. You asked for it. Kenneth McKellar singing the traditional folk song the Bluebells of Scotland.

I was gonna give him that but you beat me to it.

Instead I shall follow up with this Scottish band's finest effort, including a video which falls into the category of "So bad it's good (well not really)":


Stratford Johns, Claire Grogan and Molly Weir in a greasy Glasgow cafe - just what had they been smoking?
 

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I was gonna give him that but you beat me to it.

Instead I shall follow up with this Scottish band's finest effort, including a video which falls into the category of "So bad it's good (well not really)":


Stratford Johns, Claire Grogan and Molly Weir in a greasy Glasgow cafe - just what had they been smoking?
To be fair, it's a song I really like.
 

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Yeah, nice and catchy, but the video? 😲

Not even shoe-horning Claire Grogan and Siobhan Fahey* in could save it from sweeping the 1984 "Naff Video Awards".

* - Bonus trivia point for identifying the connection ;)
Bluebells and Altered Images played together at Stone Palace, and Siobhan co-wrote Young at Heart but my guess would be that True is supposedly about Clare Grogan - did Siobhan appear in the video?
 

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Bluebells and Altered Images played together at Stone Palace, and Siobhan co-wrote Young at Heart but my guess would be that True is supposedly about Clare Grogan - did Siobhan appear in the video?
Yeah, nice and catchy, but the video? 😲
A vision of Stratford Johns dancing as a greasy cafe owner will keep me awake at nights for years to come.
 

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Err, it was tongue in cheek! I’m actually about one eighth/sixteenth Scottish!
(Great-Grandad came south and got as far as Yorkshire..)
I believe by the way that the harebell is sometimes called the Scottish bluebell. (Harebells tend to grow in the Highlands where bluebells are generally absent.
 

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I think it may have been mentioned on here before, but DBFC are only one of a load of clubs with great names in the cup eg:

Banks O' Dee, Blackburn United, Broxburn Athletic, Camelon Juniors, Coldstream, Dundonald Bluebell, Dunipace, Easthouses Lily Miners Welfare, Glasgow University, Haddington Athletic, Hawick Royal Albert United, Hill of Beath Hawthorn, Jeanfield Swifts, Linlithgow Rose, Newton Stewart, Newtongrange Star, Preston Athletic, Threave Rovers, Tranent Juniors, Tynecastle, Whitehill Welfare and Wigtown & Bladnoch

And those are from outside the Highland and Lowland Leagues, which have some more belters:
2020–21 Scottish Cup - Wikipedia
(Not worth it's own thread, but Welsh Football could give the Jocks a run for their money with exotically named clubs:

Llanfairfechan, Aberystwyth Exiles, FC Cwmaman, Penrhiwceiber Rangers FC, Llansantffraid Village FC, Ton & Gelli Boys Club, Penmaenmawr Phoenix, Mynydd Isa Spartans, Llanuwchllyn FC, Penparcau FC, Tywyn Bryncrug FC, Penycae FC, Rhosllanerchrugog, Rhydymwyn FC, Bro Goronwy FC, CPD Sychdyn, Cefn Cribwr, Ynysgerwn, CPD Llannefydd, Gwalchmai, Aberbargoed Buds FC, Croesyceiliog FC

And I know that list looks like my cat had just wandered across the keyboard (chasing a mouse?) but while there are still a whole lot more which could have been added, I'm sure you get the idea!
FAW / FAW Cups

Though "Quar Park Rangers FC" are sailing very close to the wind, while my own favourite is the beautifully simple "Four Crosses" (nickname "No Goals"?)
 

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"Scottish football below Championship level has been suspended for three weeks due to the rising number of coronavirus cases.
The impacted leagues include SPFL Leagues 1 and 2 and SWPL 1 and 2.
The Highland and Lowland Leagues, the East, West and South of Scotland Leagues, Scottish Junior FA Leagues and the North Caledonian League are also suspended.
Scottish Cup ties scheduled before 1 February will be rescheduled."

Lower leagues in Scotland suspended

Meanwhile,

"Celtic v Hibernian goes ahead as planned on Monday evening despite the hosts being told that 13 first-team players must self-isolate.
The Scottish champions say Christopher Jullien was the player to test positive for Covid-19 on return from the club's Dubai training camp.
A local NHS health protection team has since deemed 13 other players to be close contacts.
Manager Neil Lennon and assistant John Kennedy must also isolate.
Celtic stress that injured defender Jullien was the only positive case, saying they are 'hugely disappointed' by the decision."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55525905

[If this is better in the Football/Covid thread, can Mods please move? Ta.]
 

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Meanwhile,

"Celtic v Hibernian goes ahead as planned on Monday evening despite the hosts being told that 13 first-team players must self-isolate.
The Scottish champions say Christopher Jullien was the player to test positive for Covid-19 on return from the club's Dubai training camp.
A local NHS health protection team has since deemed 13 other players to be close contacts.
Manager Neil Lennon and assistant John Kennedy must also isolate.
Celtic stress that injured defender Jullien was the only positive case, saying they are 'hugely disappointed' by the decision."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55525905

[If this is better in the Football/Covid thread, can Mods please move? Ta.]
Celtic should be issued with a massive fine and deducted points. what were they think going to a training camp in Dubai when all non essential travel is banned.
 

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"Scottish football below Championship level has been suspended for three weeks due to the rising number of coronavirus cases.
The impacted leagues include SPFL Leagues 1 and 2 and SWPL 1 and 2.
The Highland and Lowland Leagues, the East, West and South of Scotland Leagues, Scottish Junior FA Leagues and the North Caledonian League are also suspended.
Scottish Cup ties scheduled before 1 February will be rescheduled."

Lower leagues in Scotland suspended

Meanwhile,

"Celtic v Hibernian goes ahead as planned on Monday evening despite the hosts being told that 13 first-team players must self-isolate.
The Scottish champions say Christopher Jullien was the player to test positive for Covid-19 on return from the club's Dubai training camp.
A local NHS health protection team has since deemed 13 other players to be close contacts.
Manager Neil Lennon and assistant John Kennedy must also isolate.
Celtic stress that injured defender Jullien was the only positive case, saying they are 'hugely disappointed' by the decision."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55525905

[If this is better in the Football/Covid thread, can Mods please move? Ta.]
I wonder if this is the government's way of punishing them as they couldn't do anything else.
 

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Celtic should be issued with a massive fine and deducted points. what were they think going to a training camp in Dubai when all non essential travel is banned.
.....agree:sorted:...feckin numpties :thumbs:
 

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Celtic should be issued with a massive fine and deducted points. what were they think going to a training camp in Dubai when all non essential travel is banned.
Some might say leaving dreich Scotland whenever possible is essential!
 

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Some might say leaving dreich Scotland whenever possible is essential!
......leaving it permanently....even more so...and well done for making the effort to get 'dreich' correct...good old google.
 

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......leaving it permanently....even more so...and well done for making the effort to get 'dreich' correct...good old google.
No google required. Only in jest, I used to live in Scotland and like it. Though pretty much every childhood photo, even the ones at the height of summer, seem to involve wearing jumpers and big coats.
 

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No google required. Only in jest, I used to live in Scotland and like it. Though pretty much every childhood photo, even the ones at the height of summer, seem to involve wearing jumpers and big coats.
....southern softie.
 
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