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We can’t bet on it but I’m sure it will be a popular debate once cooldude reposts his line-up and of course raaljaca has already stated his preference.

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  1. cooldude 3 years ago

    My all time dream team.
    GK P Schmeichel LB A Cole CB J Staam CB J Terry RB P Lamb
    LM Giggs CM Alonso CM Pogba RM Robben
    St G Best St Messi.
    Any challengers??!!

  2. Gaz H 3 years ago

    Cooldude-are u seriously saying Pogba is 1 of the all time greatest centre midfielders and Robben is better than Ronaldo,Zidane or Figo?

  3. Stuart 3 years ago

    My main challenge would be Robben on the right he goes missing in games, put beckham there for guaranteed quality at set pieces and crosses. Plus pogba over keane or viera?

  4. Danny T 3 years ago

    I will have a bit of that. GK: Gordon Banks. LB: P. Maldini CB F. Benkenbuer . CB F Baresi. RB. Cafu. LM Maradona CM Zidane CM Gerrard RM Christiano Ronaldo CF Messi CF Van Basten

  5. Mike Slesser 3 years ago

    My all time 11 and subs are:

    GK Jim Leighton
    RB Doug Rougvie
    CB Alex McLeish
    CB Willie Miller (c)
    LB John McMaster
    RM Neale Cooper
    CM Gordon Strachan
    CM Neil Simpson
    LM Peter Weir
    CF Eric Black
    CF Mark McGhee

    GK Bryan Gunn
    DF Stuart Kennedy
    MF Andy Watson
    MF Ian Angus
    FW John Hewitt

  6. Jamos86 3 years ago


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      Mr Fixit 3 years ago

      Jamos8, wonder what game that team played in? One question – why has no one picked Hamilton’s Darian MacKinnon? He’d be second name on my team.

  7. cooldude 3 years ago

    Gaz h, Im not here to stir aggro. Its all about opinions and of course I would have Figo or Zidane in there but there’s not enough room. As for Ronaldo well Im not fan as he’s to worried about his image generally his body and hair.

  8. cooldude 3 years ago

    Danny, I dont think we will ever see a player of the class of Cafu ever again. He would cover every blade of grass for the entire 90 minutes. He literally never tired and played the role of RM and RB because he was so fit.
    But the scariest thing of all was that he could still do it in his final years and there was little or no decline. A true great

  9. stagger 3 years ago

    All time Chelsea team (since I started going/following)

    P Cech

    R Harris
    J Terry
    M Droy
    G Locke

    R Gullit
    R Wilkins
    F Lampard
    P Nevin

    G Zola
    K Dixon

    I’ve missed loads, I know.

  10. Gaz H 3 years ago

    Cooldude -who said out about Aggro? I’m merely stating that Paul Pogba wouldn’t even get in an all time greatest France 11 never mind world 11. And if Ronaldo shaved all his hair off and put a couple of Stone on he’d still be better than Robben.

  11. Ryan 3 years ago

    My all time 11
    GK. O.khan
    LB. Roberto Carlos
    CB. Franz Beckanbaur
    CB. Carlos Puyol
    RB. Cafu
    LM. Maradona
    CM. Keane
    CM. Scholes
    RM. Cristiano Ronaldo
    CF. Ronaldo (Brazilian)
    CF. Alan Shearer

  12. cooldude 3 years ago

    Gaz. No club needs a teammate combing their hair before the game or posing like a model after a goal. There’s no need for it Ronaldo will never get a look in. end of.

  13. Jamie 3 years ago

    Ginola for president

  14. stagger 3 years ago

    Here’s an update, as it’s a new thread. Some people including myself, like the Conference leagues for goals, but so far these games are off this Saturday.

    Dartf’d v Woking
    A’shot v Dover
    Eastleigh v Wrexham
    G’head v Welling
    Worcester v AFC Flyde
    Staines v H Hempstead

    a few games in the Highland League are casualties too(another league where I’ve noticed they’re not shy of finding the net, unfortunately it’s not easy to find these games on coupons – perhaps McBookie?)

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      Mr Fixit 3 years ago

      stagger, McBookie do Highland and Lowland League online and Ladbrokes have a shop coupon with both of those leagues and junior top-flight games.

      • stagger 3 years ago

        Thanks, MrF, but please tell me, is the Ladbrokes shop coupon exclusive to Scotland? It’s prob a silly question but I’d like to know for sure, as I’ve never seen High/Low land games on their shop coupons. (I am in London) Thanks.

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          Mr Fixit 3 years ago

          stagger, if you’ve not seen it then it probably is – called Totally Scotland and comes out on a Friday. If you have a helpful member of staff they should take your bet and check prices for you.

  15. Jamos86 3 years ago

    Prob my best hearts game Mr Fixit lol. Great day and team.



    Any thoughts ?

  16. Jamos86 3 years ago

    Ignore that galatasaray one just seen who they were playin, no worth while. Just go fit MrF double

  17. stagger 3 years ago

    Many thanks, MrF. I’ll be looking into it.

  18. cooldude 3 years ago

    Mr f here’s an interesting article.

    Personally I think it is too much for a 16 year old. Its possible he will get it in his head that he is set up for life and therefore we may never see 100% from him again.
    Whats your opinion Mr f, too much too young???

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      Mr Fixit 3 years ago

      cooldude, Odegaard is well know to Scots and Celtic fans in particular so the story’s been followed closely and the Record reported his signing in today’s paper. It was Ronny Deila who gave him his debut as a 15-year-old at Stromsgodset and Odegaard credits the Celtic manager with much of his progress. Deila hoped to bring him to Glasgow but obviously that wasn’t going to happen when all of Europe’s top clubs are chasing you. Seems to be the real deal though and it’s up to Real to nurture him and bring him on – the way Sporting Lisbon seem to be doing with Ryan Gauld.

  19. recoba1980 3 years ago

    A bit o fun :) World 11/22 man squad(players I’ve seen or watched plenty of)

    GK…Gianluca Buffon/Stefan Klos
    LB…Lillian Thuram/Roberto Carlos
    CB…Paolo Maldini/Billy McNeil
    CB…Franco Baresi/Willie Miller
    RB…Ronald Koeman/Cafu
    LM…Maradona/Del Piero
    CM…ZInadene Zidane/Lubimer Moravcieck
    CM…Francesco Totti /Roberto Baggio
    RM…Cristiano Ronaldo/Jimmy Johnstone
    FW…Ronaldo/Dennis Berg
    FW…Tierry Henry/Van Basten

    Player/Manager…Alvaro Recoba 😛
    Assistant Manager…Ryan Giggs
    Director of Football…Eric Cantona
    Financial Advisor…David Beckham 😉

    • Danny T 3 years ago

      You need to swap koeman and thuram around

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    Mr Fixit 3 years ago

    wet lettuce, unless you have evidence don’t make those allegations.

  21. Alves 3 years ago


    Ronnie Simpson (Goalkeeper)Jim Craig (Right back)David McCann (Left back)Bobby Murdoch (Right half)Billy McNeill (Captain, Centre half)John Clark (Left half)Jimmy Johnstone (Outside right)Willie Wallace (Inside right)Stevie Chalmers (Centre forward)Bertie Auld (Inside left)Bobby Lennox (Outside left)

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      Mr Fixit 3 years ago

      Alves, which of your Lisbon Lions would you lose to accommodate Clydebank legend Davie Cooper who should be in everyone’s team?

  22. recoba1980 3 years ago

    See Ryan Gauld made his senior league debut for Sporting Lisbon at the weekend and the manager and fans were impressed. Great to hear! All good for Scotland :)

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      Mr Fixit 3 years ago

      recoba1980, I saw that and he started in the cup last night and scored Sporting’s two goals.

  23. jayp 3 years ago

    Why do alot of British people not mention maradonna in their all time greatest teams? He was one of the best players to ever walk the earth. Seen him play in Dublin once, he really was something else. Ok he cheated against England in 86 but why doesn’t he get the respect in the UK? Just curious

  24. Grant Boy 3 years ago

    GK- Buffon
    RB- Cafu
    LB- Maldini
    CB- Baresi
    CM- Zidane
    CM- Viera
    CM- Keane
    CF- C. Ronaldo
    LW- Maradona

  25. Stuart 3 years ago

    Haha the Scottish dream teams are hilarious, i don’t think they’d get through the 3rd round of the fa cup

  26. Stuart 3 years ago

    Jayp, he was a cheat that’s why. lacked sportsmanship just a horrible individual

  27. Baldy45 3 years ago

    Small rant here, sorry can’t help myself. It pains me to see people now referring to Ronaldo as Ronaldo (Brazil). Until recently Cristiano Ronaldo was always referred to as “Portuguese Ronaldo” to avoid confusion with THE Ronaldo. I don’t care how many Balon d’Ors Crissy wins, he will always be second to the great Ronaldo. Rant over.

  28. jayp 3 years ago

    @stuart.. Yeah he cheated but so did Thierry Henry against ireland, so did Zinedine Zidane against italy, and these are regarded as great players. It’s not a Popularity contest, and it should’nt be. Just going on football abilty Diego Maradona was the best ive ever seen, messi second, and Johan Cryuff third.

  29. recoba1980 3 years ago

    Baldy45 Ronaldo was a bit special but even though he still had a stunning career and is one of the best I’ve seen we will never know just what he could have been without the knee injuries. From 19-25 he was unbelievable,burst of pace was probably best I’ve ever seen!

  30. i-Try 3 years ago

    anyone else seeing this Sverresborg V Afjord game (in play)? 6-0 after 19 minutes. Surely this is going to be a record scoring game.

    Anyone ever seen anything like this before?

    • i-Try 3 years ago

      8-0 now (30 mins played)

      I thought id google the highest ever scoring game and its 136 – 0
      thats more than a goal a minute…shocking!

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        Mr Fixit 3 years ago

        i-Try, what game was that? British record is 36-0 in the Scottish Cup on the same day someone won 35-0.

  31. the wet lettuce 3 years ago

    Ok sorry Mr F.

  32. raaljaca 3 years ago

    Notice of complaint issued to Steve Simonsen
    Thursday, 22 January 2015

    The Compliance Officer has issued the following Notice of Complaint:

    Alleged Party in Breach: Steve Simonsen (Rangers FC)
    Disciplinary Rule(s) allegedly breached:

    1) Disciplinary Rule 33 (Season 2013/14): In that between 15th January 2014 and 22nd June 2014, both dates inclusive, you bet upon 18 football matches.

    2) Disciplinary Rule 31 (Season 2014/15): In that between 6th September 2014 and 13th January 2015, both dates inclusive, you bet upon 37 matches.

    Principal Hearing Date: Thursday, 12th February 2015

    Mr Simonsen has until Thursday, 29th January 2015 to respond to the complaint.

    Disciplinary Rule 33 (from season 2013/14): No club, official, Team Official or other member of Team Staff, player, match official or other person under the jurisdiction of the Scottish FA shall bet in any way on a football match (except authorised and registered football pools).

    Disciplinary Rule 31 (2014/15): No club, official, Team Official or other member of Team Staff, player, match official or other person under the jurisdiction of the Scottish FA shall gamble in any way on a football match. Any such club or person to have engaged in gambling of any description on football shall be in breach of this rule.

    • raaljaca 3 years ago

      For the first time ever all the teams in the Barclays premier league are in the top 40 richest clubs in the world! This is due to the money on offer from tv! The same article mentioned that Cardiff City who were relegated received more money than the champions,Man City due to tv and a payment for getting relegated!!! This also means that the likes of Burnley have more spending clout than Celtic! Dearie me

      • raaljaca 3 years ago

        Hibernian FC – Statement by David Low
        Posted on January 22, 2015
        Since Hibernian FC (“Hibernian” or “the club”) published its report and accounts for the year to 31 July 2014 and announced its intention to issue new shares I have been approached by a large number of shareholders and supporters and asked to increase the offer my group made last year and to offer to buy all of the new shares Hibernian is proposing to issue.

        I have considered the financial statements to 31 July 2014 and reviewed the Information Memorandum provided by the Board and my valuation of the club’s shares has not changed.

        It remains my view that Hibernian’s assets remain overvalued at pre-recession and banking crisis levels. The bank debt has now been replaced by a new large debt to the controlling shareholder and these facts together with the poor financial performance of the business over many years mean Hibernian’s shares continue to have a negligible economic value. Consequently, my group will not be making a new offer, subscribing for new shares or making a donation.

        If the controlling shareholder wishes to value its investment at £7.5m that is its prerogative and its decision has to be both respected and accepted as does my own valuation.

        However, what is less acceptable is the Board’s deliberate decision to avoid providing thousands of existing and prospective shareholders and donors with any up to date financial information to help them make their own decision on the merits of an investment or a donation. It is not unreasonable to want to know what you are being asked to invest in or donate to. It is still not too late for the Board to provide that information as the share offer will remain open until 31 August 2015 (or such other date as the Board may decide).

        The Board really should address the following issues:-

        1.No financial information has been provided in respect of current trading. This is particularly relevant given the published accounts relate to when the club was in the Premier League. Given the club has subsequently been relegated the Board should immediately release a current trading update and publish six month figures to 31 January 2015 as soon as is practical. There are thousands of existing and prospective shareholders and donors who would like to know how the club’s doing.

        2.The published accounts to 31 July 2014 casually announced the outsourcing of the club’s retail operation. Why was the business outsourced, who was it outsourced to and on what terms was it outsourced? There are thousands of existing and prospective shareholders and donors who would like to know.

        3. The published accounts provide detailed information on the club’s loan arrangements with its bank. No information was been provided in respect of the new loan arrangements with the new lender. Who, exactly, is the loan is with, what are the loan terms and who now has security over the club’s assets. There are thousands of existing and prospective shareholders and donors who would like to know.

        4.The club’s existing Articles of Association enable the Board to restrict and control who owns shares in the future. It is not unusual for shareholders’ personal circumstances to change thereby necessitating a sale of shares. There are thousands of existing and prospective shareholders and donors who would like to know why the Board has not referred to or addressed this matter.

        It would be both constructive and helpful to all if these matters were addressed posthaste.

        In my opinion, the most likely outcome of the share issue is that supporters will end up with a minority shareholding in the club. My group’s offer involved donating 25% of the issued shares to a supporters’ charitable body and I invite the controlling shareholder to now consider doing the same.

        For the avoidance of doubt, these are my personal views and any supporter considering investing in Hibernian shares should seek the advice of a financial advisor authorised by the FCA.

        Pax Vobiscum et Serva Fidem

        David Low

        22 January 2015

    • cooldude 3 years ago

      Raal, I just hope his bets won!!

      • raaljaca 3 years ago

        If he backed against Rangers he will be wealthy dudes!!! A complete idiot and ignorance will be no defence.

  33. Flickhead 3 years ago

    Mr F/Scott,why was that post removed?

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      Scott Allot 3 years ago

      Flickhead, take a wild guess

      • raaljaca 3 years ago

        Scott would you clear my comment above Re Hibs please. I am good friends with David Low and it basically advises fans not to invest in the club, he is a die hard Hibby.

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          Mr Fixit 3 years ago

          raaljaca, I’m afraid David Low didn’t do Clydebank any favours when we were fighting for our lives.

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    Scott Allot 3 years ago

    Flickhead, you went overboard with the swearing and insult

  35. david moyes 3 years ago





  36. Flickhead 3 years ago

    Ok fella fair enough.

  37. bigmick 3 years ago

    george best.

  38. Flickhead 3 years ago

    Raal,if he put a grand on the 17,he could have saved the shell suit boys by now.

  39. Hamish75 3 years ago

    Simonsen did not bet in any game involving the mighty blues ktf

    • Danny T 3 years ago

      Hamish I don’t think he would have bet on an Everton game :-)

  40. Kev 3 years ago

    Thanks for the posts raal enjoyed reading them :) shame about the btts in the afc there but level stakes means no harm done. Take it you quit emailing the tips out raal? Miss those days :) hope things are better with family

    • raaljaca 3 years ago

      Kev, never really had time mate but I will hopefully soon. Few bad things going on family health wise but hopefully things will get better in the future.

  41. Hamish75 3 years ago

    As reported on sky news ktf

  42. Eddie 3 years ago

    Hello chaps
    I vaguley recall around 20 odd years ago that someone got into a fair bit of trouble (possibly jailed).
    For altering an old style football coupon,
    Basically after placing a small bet he waited until the games were finished then added 1 2 X on the paper copy you received.
    Then tried to claim his winnings, If my memory serves me correctly his winnings would of been multi millions of pounds.
    Does anyone else remember this

  43. Kevin connolly 3 years ago

    1. Schmeichel
    2. Danny McGrain
    3. Paoli Maldini
    4. Franz Beckenauer
    5. Bill McNeil
    6. Steven Gerrard
    7. Puskas
    8. Zinedine Zadine
    9. Henrik Larsson
    10. Maradona
    11. Ronaldo

  44. darran 3 years ago

    im sure you remember henry smith ralljacca hes still involved with the club i believe

    • raaljaca 3 years ago

      Henry actually worked for me as a driver in one of my Private Hire companies darran for a while in Sighthill in Edinburgh mate. Alan McLaren did as well.

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        Mr Fixit 3 years ago

        raaljaca, he went on to play for us too when Viola was involved with the Bankies. Not great days I’m afraid.

  45. darran 3 years ago

    legend ralljaca

  46. Alves 3 years ago

    He wouldn’t even make the bench Paul :)

  47. darran 3 years ago

    if i was a manager in football every game id have my best team playing then when win is secured take 3 key players off not leave 3 key players out then have to bring them on to scrape a win common sense really

  48. darran 3 years ago

    Ralljaca I suppose Simonsen is just doing what the others are doing to rangers taking the piss out of their club a public farce get it sorted rangers I’m not a fan by any means but it is highly stupid what’s going on if I was connected with rangers I’d be doing what Wimbledon or mk dons did cause as I see it their ruined but the fans could rescue their situation

  49. tartan bar benidorm 3 years ago

    any tip/advice for tomorrow night. friday.

  50. rolanrat 3 years ago

    tartan dont eat yellow snow

  51. cooldude 3 years ago

    Football flops.
    Maybe its a bit early to judge but i have to say PSG buying David Luiz for a record 50m will surely rank as a massive flop.
    Mangala of Man City looks like someone in the local park hence Demichelis keeping him out, who would have ever thought that

  52. Danny T 3 years ago

    Shevchenko to Chelsea . He was a world beater and it just didn’t happen at Chelsea and it seemed to end his career effectively

  53. raaljaca 3 years ago


    The last time we were behind was Sat 09 Mar 1901 Hearts 1 Hibernian 1

    We went above them on Sat 17 Aug 1901 Hearts 2 Hibernian 1 to lead by 1.

    We now lead by 64 games :) A pointless but heartwarming statistic

  54. raaljaca 3 years ago

    Clubs are used to the odd duff signing. But Cambridge United’s acquisition of a scoreboard from Rangers in the mid-90s was up there among the duffest.
    It replaced a much-loved clock in the corner between the Habbin Stand and Newmarket Road End, and worked for less than two seasons.
    It is still there, gathering rust, hidden behind an advertisement hoarding.
    “It just suddenly appeared,” said Dave Matthew-Jones, chair of the supporters’ group Cambridge Fans United. “It didn’t work very long.”
    Taylor’s memory of the scoreboard is more succinct: “Pretty much like Rangers at the moment, it doesn’t work.”

  55. raaljaca 3 years ago

    RONNY DEILA today praised the “world-class” ability of Leigh Griffiths as he revealed John Guidetti has delayed talks over his future.

    “I believe in him. He’s a very exciting player and his left foot is world-class, I’ve not seen any player have a better left foot in my life.

    ** Leigh Griffiths World Class!! Deila really needs to get off the glue **

  56. Alves 3 years ago

    Jealousy will get you nowhere

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