FUNERALS are difficult at the best of times but they're especially heart-wrenching during the current circumstances, however Mr Fixit was given a fitting send-off by his family and friends who gathered to celebrate his life earlier today (Monday).
Beautiful tributes to Paul were made during both services at St Joseph's and Cydebank Crematorium, each underlining Paul's innumerable qualites, his love of life and his devotion to his family.
Sandwiched in-between was an emotional stop-off at Holm Park where a crowd had gathered to say farewell to one of Clydebank FC's most dedicated fans. Applause rang out as the cortège arrived and departed and it was wonderful to see some of those in attendance bedecked in the Bankies' famous red and white colours.
Paul's death has touched so many people, both locally and further afield, as witnessed by the multitude of heart-felt comments left here on the site from visitors around the world. Indeed it was great to see the site represented by members of our team here as well as Craneguy and Greg. In his own humble style he'd have been embarrassed by all the fuss.
Paul was the best in all of us. Kind, loving, humorous, patient and generous to a fault.
He also brought out the very best in everyone he met. A smile was never far from his face, nor a quip from his lips. You were always in good company when Paul was around. He is simply irreplaceable and will be missed by so many.
Hold Paul in your hearts and above all else, strive to be more like Paul and you won't go far wrong in life.
Thoughts and prayers are with Paul's family who can be very proud of the send-off they gave him today.
Rest in Peace Paul. x
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We've now exceeded the £3,000 mark for both causes set up in Paul's honour, which is a wonderful tribute to him, so thanks to all who have donated so far. If you would like to make a donation in Paul's memory please read about The Bubble Foundation and St Margaret of Scotland Hospice and find how to donate here.
Big thanks to all who posted tips on Monday and kept things ticking over. Tuesday's tips will be posted shortly.
While all eyes in League One in Scotland have been on Falkirk, Partick Thistle and Cove Rangers, Montrose have quietly gone about the business and could be the surprise package in the hunt for promotion. Five wins in seven have propelled them to second in the table and could be a good bet at odds against at Peterhead tonight.
The Blue Toon themselves have won their last two and stunned Thistle at Firhill on Saturday – a result that could say more about the Jags' deficiencies than anything else. Montrose won the last clash between the sides 3-2 and have won five of seven against Peterhead.
Golas have flowed in Halifax's recent outings; 26 scored in their last five so it's a bit surprisign to see a price of 4/5 available for over 2.5 Goals for Eastleigh's visit in the National League. Eastleigh's match on Saturday saw seven goals and although they've not be prolific six of nine of their matches have gone over 2.5.
In Italy Serie B Lecce are top scorers with 27 in 13. They've scored in six of seven away from home and visit SPAL on Tuesday who have unbeaten home record after six matches (W4 D2). I'm adding both teams to score in this one to boost the Goals Treble.
Finally, it's the last round of fixtures in Norway's Eliteserien on Tuesday at 5pm. Best chance of goals could be at Kristiansund where Haugesund are the visitors. The home side have an ouside chance of sneaking past Rosenborg for a European spot. 20 of 29 of Kristiansund matches have seen Over 2.5 Goals.
KevMac is in the hotseat for Tuesday's EFL Cup match at The Emirates between struggling Arsenal and Manchester City, while Thommo is aiming to keep up his great run of form at Lingfield.
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- Montrose 6/5 (BetVictor)
- Halifax v Eastleigh Over 2.5 Goals
- SPAL v Lecce BTTS
- Kristiansund v Haugesund Over 2.5 Goals
- Pays 2.68/1 at Bet365
As ever, please post your tips for today in the comments section below and good luck with your bets.