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    Dumbarton - close enough to the home of the Scott (and expanding family) Harwood Sports Interactive


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  1. Sons FC

    The VAR Thread

    They said they would give yellow cards to players making the tv sign. They haven't so far.
  2. Sons FC

    The VAR Thread

    Not that surprising - Danny Baker has made a career out of the quirky and the unusual and VAR threatens to take some of the quirks out of football and make it harder for him to make his retrospective "what a plonker" programmes.
  3. Sons FC

    World Cup Prediction Thread

    Early days yet laddie. A couple of good results and you will be right up there.
  4. Sons FC

    World Cup Prediction Thread

    Nice try @YouReds, but no extra points!
  5. Have they learnt nothing from two World Cups ago. Apparently not. Poor punditry punishes public
  6. Shearer is the absolute worst by a country mile. I cannot understand how someone who played at the highest level can offer so little, No insights, no strategy or tactics, he simply repeats what is on the screen for everyone to see - you will get more insights talking with the locals in any pub in the land.
  7. Sons FC

    The VAR Thread

    It has certainly been very successful so far. My biggest worry before the World Cup was that every goal would be subjected to VAR and as a consequence, the spontaneity of celebrating a goal would be lost but they have been very sensible in how VAR is used. I think it has enhanced the game and the feeling of anticipation and excitement when they are reviewing whether a foul is in the area or not and waiting to see if it is a penalty.
  8. Everything Hodgy says is right...then he mentions the S word. We do not want Savage back! It would be sexist if you disliked Vicki Sparks simply because she is a woman (and good luck to her) but I found her commentary very shrill. I also found it lacking in any real insights - similar to most of the male commentators. I am sure she will get better with experience though. I think the Five Live commentators are the worst though and the co-commentators are extremely poor. The only co-commentators on TV that I think that are doing well are Ally McCoist, Dion Dublin and...errr...that's about it.
  9. Sons FC

    World Cup Prediction Thread

    @YouReds, @Timma, @oriole01, @HOORAY HENRIK, @PMLF, @Razzler, @Collzy, @DB08, @LilSaint, @SouthCoastRed, @Orzelek, @CFuller, @GunmaN1905, @Marc.Foster050, @Readingfanman, @Crispypaul, @ArsenalFan7, @craigcwwe, @daylight, @toon_84 I have brought the table up to date to the end of the round 1 matches. I posted the earlier table because some people had not brought their predictions up to date but this is how it looks after round 1. YouReds retains his lead although it is now only two points from Timma, who jumps four places into second, with oriole01 dropping into third. Razzler is the big mover, scoring an impressive seven points in the further games to jump an astonishing 14 places to 6th place - well done Razzie! Honourable mentions to LilSaint and SouthCoastRed for scoring five points and to toon_84 for closing the gap at the bottom. Commiserations to Marc.Foster.050 who fell nine places and to daylight, who scored the joint lowest score. Still all to play for with a long way to go. Name Round 1 Update Total Position YouReds 11 4 15 Timma 8 5 13 +4 oriole01 9 3 12 -1 HOORAY HENRIK 8 4 12 PMLF 7 5 12 +7 Razzler 5 7 12 +14 Collzy 8 3 11 -4 DB08 8 3 11 +1 LilSaint 6 5 11 +4 SouthCoastRed 6 5 11 +7 Orzelek 8 2 10 -4 CFuller 8 2 10 -4 GunmaN1905 7 3 10 -2 Marc.Foster.050 8 1 9 -9 Readingfanman 7 2 9 -5 Sons FC 6 3 9 -2 Crispypaul 5 4 9 +2 ArsenalFan7 6 2 8 -3 craigcwwe 6 2 8 -3 daylight 6 1 7 -2 toon_84 4 3 7
  10. Sons FC

    Is this true?

  11. Sons FC

    Random World Cup stuff

    Excellent, well done JD. It didn't seem right when I was typing it but this makes sense.
  12. Sons FC

    Random World Cup stuff

    For the first time in any World Cup, no 0-0 draws in the first round of matches. Also, first World Cup where the hosts have won their first two games. Both from the BBC, so not necessarily accurate.
  13. It wasn't a criticism - it was a personal observation. There is lots to dislike with many of the male commentators, thoughts which have been aired and discussed on OTF at length over the years.