How to annoy a certain kind of Scotsman

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How to annoy a certain kind of Scotsman

Post by BJ. » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:56 pm

It was the Belper Food Festival yesterday. The main street was cordoned off, the sun shone and the crowds were out.

Whilst Mrs Beej was pondering over a cheese stall, I saw a man walking towards me wearing a football shirt. I smiled at him and said, "You don't see many Scottish Third Division shirts worn around here." All I got from him in return was a grumpy "Humph!".

He was wearing a Rangers shirt! :smt044
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Re: How to annoy a certain kind of Scotsman

Post by fleabane » Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:51 pm

Always the sensitive soul, BJ! :smt003
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Re: How to annoy a certain kind of Scotsman

Post by BJ. » Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:07 pm

fleabane wrote:Always the sensitive soul, BJ! :smt003
That's me. :smt039
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Re: How to annoy a certain kind of Scotsman

Post by Hull Fan » Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:30 pm

At least you didn't ask him if he thought Celtic would win the league next season!
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Re: How to annoy a certain kind of Scotsman

Post by DickyP » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:26 pm

Funny how things come back to haunt you - you can't be 1) that successful, and 2) that obnoxious to that many small clubs for that many years without expecting pay-back.

It would be interesting to see how other clubs would vote if Manchester United in English football, or even Tigers in Union, were placed in a similar position.

I'm fairly certain that Man Utd would suffer similar indignities, but hope that Tigers wouldn't. However, I wouldn't bank on it.

Most Tigers supporters are fairly sporting rugby supporters - good tries against us are normally met with a applause albeit restrained and following a groan. We do, unfortunately, have a hard core of blind fanatics who spoil things but they are a fairly small group. I've had chats with rival supporters in the stands and outside grounds after games (home and away) and they've almost without exception been good natured, even if somewhat rude, banter win or lose.
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Re: How to annoy a certain kind of Scotsman

Post by Kinoulton » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:19 am

I have no sympathy for Rangers over the current debacle, but I do have some sympathy for Rangers and Celtic in so far as a rather backward UEFA blocked them from forming a lucrative "Northern Europe League" with the likes of Ajax, PSV, Anderlecht etc.

And who knows, maybe the creation of such a league could cause some viable clubs to emerge out of Belfast, Dublin, Copenhagen etc.
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Re: How to annoy a certain kind of Scotsman

Post by youngtiger » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:10 pm

I don't feel sorry for rangers in terms of the people who ran the club, and yes there are plenty of Rangers fans who aren't particularly lovely people, but I do feel sorry for the majority of their fans, and for scottish football, which has now become totally uninteresting with the loss of the old firm games.

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Re: How to annoy a certain kind of Scotsman

Post by tigerburnie » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:14 pm

Not that I know anything about football,but I do live and work in Scotland and note that this football mad nation can't wait for the new season.Dundee are full of getting into the SPL even acknowledging how lucky they are.Montrose and Arbroath can't wait going to Glasgow to play Rangers,the only chance a lot will ever get to play in such a stadium and in front of a crowd too.So quite a lot seem to see this debacle as a positive thing in the short term.
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Re: How to annoy a certain kind of Scotsman

Post by Jay C » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:25 pm

tigerburnie wrote:So quite a lot seem to see this debacle as a positive thing in the short term.
....including Celtic, who are happy because they are almost guaranteed to win the title for the next 3 years !

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