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  1. 18 hours ago, Promise61 said:

    "There's a storm front coming,

    White water running

    There's a storm front coming

    And the pressure is low"

    "Viking, North Utsire, Forties, Cromarty; West or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing mainly 4 later. Slight or moderate in west, otherwise moderate or rough. Showers. Good."

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  2. 13 hours ago, MagicRatAFC said:

    Could be Kelty Hearts or Brora though.

    And was it East Kilbride were signing up a few with prem experience? 

    Always used to surprise me how many ex-pro's continued to ply their trade in the Juniors, both as players and coaches. Tripping over one of the heroes of Giants Stadium 1994 on the bench for Bellshill was a little odd!

  3. Just now, Eileen said:

    I'll delete mine - yours wasn't here when I started typing.


    So sad to read how his life ended. 

    I met him at the christening of my niece. He was grandad to another child being christened that day. I took my son over to say hello and he was lovely

    I met him and Sir Bobby in the BA Lounge at Heathrow. Talk about awestruck!

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  4. 3 hours ago, Born To Walk said:

    It seems unlikely that it was recorded on multitrack unfortunately.

    It would make a great DVD/BR. A beautiful summer's day in a parkland setting packed to the rafters (or whatever parks have instead of rafters). A good strong setlist with Steve guesting on the encores. It'll never happen sadly :(

    Perfect description of a perfect day!

  5. 12 hours ago, Paolo's Circus Story said:

    The possibility of a Born in the U.S.A. World Tour version of "Racing in the Street" getting released from the Archive Series feels very very real right now, more than ever. So we've gotta do what Bruce advised us to do at the end of "The Promised Land" on December 29th, 1980:

    "You gotta believe!"

    Believe in 6/8/84. 

    Leeds 1985 would be perfect! First concert. First (and last) Racing. Also first and last Cadillac Ranch & Ramrod. Not that I'm counting / bitter

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  6. Great thread... In no particular order (and taking the "most influential on my life" rather than "favourite by the artist" approach)

    Thunder Road

    Human - The Music

    Supper's Ready - Genesis

    Motorcycle Emptiness - Manic Street Preachers

    Out of the Darkness - Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul

    Steel River - Chris Rea

    Finish What We Started - Headway

    Hoppípolla - Sigur Rós

    Misplaced Childhood - Marillion

    Solitaire - Andy WIlliams

    And that's missing out about another 20 that got written down, then replaced!


  7. 13 hours ago, Born To Walk said:

    Out of curiosity I looked to see what I could get at Leeds for the lowest price. Row C of the third tier in the second Block from the edge was better than I expected. Had I wanted to go I would have been content with that seat.

    Cheapest of the few seats left for Glasgow on the pre-sale last night was £130 - and that was up in the gods. Still took it!

    Unless you wanted the front-row VIP dining experience at £750. I'd be expecting sautéed Squonk sweetbreads for that sort of money

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  8. I was talking to a chap outside the last Little Steven show in Glasgow who was a local independent music journalist and had been in the "inner sanctum" at the previous Hampden show. His "inside take" was that the setlist is all chosen in advance and the signs are "picked" to match the setlist. Bearing in mind Bruce can pick 20+ signs, it's not that hard to manufacture - especially when you think that a fair few sign requests are for staples rather than rarities.

    Also didn't he guy from the crew who used to take and tweet the centremic pics (Lef Carroll I think) once hint that the pics were used to give Bruce some ideas or to let him see where a particular sign might be found?

    Having said all that, I'm sure the odd wild-card is tossed in every now and then.


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  9. On 2/2/2020 at 6:56 PM, Born To Walk said:


    Just when you think you have seen all, VAR manages to find a new way to cause controversy.

    This latest incident happened in a second division game in Spain between Fuenlabrada and Girona.

    After a high challenge on an opponent, Fuenlabrada's Cristobal Marquez was shown a straight red card.

    The midfielder left the pitch and headed down to the tunnel to the dressing room.

    So far, so normal, right?

    The referee then went to look at the foul on the pitchside monitor and, after checking several angles, decided to reverse his decision and Cristobal was called from the dressing room.

    As he made his way on to the pitch, he was shown a yellow card rather than the red.

    This is when things get REALLY bizarre.

    Before play could resume, Cristobal got into an angry confrontation with Girona's Alex Granell.

    Both players were subsequently booked and, with this being Cristobal's second yellow card, he was once again sent off and disappeared down the tunnel for a second time.

    In all its glory