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Post by A Simply Mesmeric Try on Thu 25 Aug 2016, 4:25 am

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1. 03/09/2016 | 19:35 | Cardiff Blues 34 - 16 Edinburgh Rugby | Cardiff Arms Park | BBC ALBA
2. 09/09/2016 | 19:35 | Edinburgh Rugby 20-9 Scarlets | BT Murrayfield | BBC ALBA
3. 16/09/2016 | 19:35 | Edinburgh Rugby 20-33 Leinster Rugby | BT Murrayfield | BBC ALBA/TG4
4. 24/09/2016 | 15:00 | Munster Rugby 28-14 Edinburgh | Rugby Thomond Park | Sky
5. 30/09/2016 | 19:35 | Connacht Rugby 28-15 Edinburgh Rugby | Galway Sportsground | TG4
6. 07/10/2016 | 19:35 | Edinburgh Rugby 45-10 Benetton Treviso | BT Murrayfield | BBC ALBA

Fixtures
7. 28/10/2016 | 19:35 | Edinburgh Rugby v Zebre Rugby | BT Murrayfield
8. 04/11/2016 | 19:35 | Edinburgh Rugby v Ulster Rugby | BT Murrayfield | BBC ALBA/BBCNI
9. 27/11/2016 | 15:30 | Newport Gwent Dragons v Edinburgh Rugby | Rodney Parade | S4C
10. 02/12/2016 | 19:35 | Ospreys v Edinburgh Rugby | Liberty Stadium | BBCW
11. 26/12/2016 | 16:05 | Edinburgh Rugby v Glasgow Warriors | BT Murrayfield | BBC ALBA
12. 31/12/2016 | TBC | Zebre Rugby v Edinburgh Rugby | Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi | TBC
13. 07/01/2017 | 15:00 | Edinburgh Rugby v Munster Rugby | Myreside | Sky
14. 10/11/12 Feb | TBC | Ulster Rugby v Edinburgh Rugby | Kingspan Stadium | TBC
15. 17/18/19 Feb | TBC | Leinster Rugby v Edinburgh Rugby | RDS Arena | TBC
16. 24/25/26 Feb | TBC | Edinburgh Rugby v Cardiff Blues | Myreside | TBC
17. 03/04/05 Mar | TBC | Edinburgh Rugby v Ospreys | Myreside | TBC
18. 24/25/26 Mar | TBC | Scarlets v Edinburgh Rugby | Parc y Scarlets | TBC
19. 07/08/09 Apr | TBC | Edinburgh Rugby v Connacht Rugby | Myreside | TBC
20. 15/04/2017 | 20:05 | Benetton Treviso v Edinburgh Rugby | Stadio Monigo | TBC
21. 28/29/30 Apr | TBC | Edinburgh Rugby v Newport Gwent Dragons | Myreside | TBC
22. 06/05/2017 | 17:15 | Glasgow Warriors v Edinburgh Rugby | Scotstoun Stadium | TBC


Youtube playlist of all of Edinburgh's Pro12 action here.

Glasgow Warriors - Fixtures & Results   (click to show/hide):

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Results
1. 03/09/2016 | 17:35 | Connacht Rugby 5-41 Glasgow Warriors | Galway Sportsground | Sky
2. 10/09/2016 | 15:00 | Glasgow Warriors 33-25 Leinster Rugby | Scotstoun Stadium | Sky

3. 16/09/2016 | 19:00 | Cardiff Blues 23-19 Glasgow Warriors | Cardiff Arms Park | [Not on TV]
4. 23/09/2016 | 19:35 | Glasgow Warriors 17-22 Ulster Rugby | Scotstoun Stadium | ALBA/BBCNI
5. 30/09/2016 | 19:35 | Newport Gwent Dragons 17-26 Glasgow Warriors | Rodney Parade | BBCW/ALBA
6. 08/10/2016 | 17:05 | Zebre Rugby 28-33 Glasgow Warriors | Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi | TBC


Fixtures
7. 28/10/2016 | 19:35 | Glasgow Warriors v Benetton Treviso | Scotstoun Stadium | BBC ALBA
8. 05/11/2016 | 19:35 | Scarlets v Glasgow Warriors | Parc y Scarlets | S4C/BBC ALBA
9. 25/11/2016 | 19:35 | Glasgow Warriors v Ospreys | Scotstoun Stadium | Sky
10. 02/12/2016 | 19:35 | Glasgow Warriors v Munster Rugby | Scotstoun Stadium | BBC ALBA/TG4
11. 26/12/2016 | 16:05 | Edinburgh Rugby v Glasgow Warriors | BT Murrayfield | BBC ALBA
12. 31/12/2016 | 14:00 | Benetton Treviso v Glasgow Warriors | Stadio Monigo | TBC/BBC ALBA
13. 07/01/2017 | 19:35 | Glasgow Warriors v Cardiff Blues | Scotstoun Stadium | BBC ALBA/S4C
14. 10/11/12 Feb | TBC | Glasgow Warriors v Scarlets | Scotstoun Stadium | TBC
15. 17/18/19 Feb | TBC | Ulster Rugby v Glasgow Warriors | Kingspan Stadium | TBC
16. 24/25/26 Feb | TBC | Ospreys v Glasgow Warriors | Liberty Stadium | TBC
17. 03/04/05 Mar | TBC | Glasgow Warriors v Newport Gwent Dragons | Scotstoun Stadium | TBC
18. 24/25/26 Mar | TBC | Glasgow Warriors v Connacht Rugby | Scotstoun Stadium | TBC
19. 07/08/09 Apr | TBC | Munster Rugby v Glasgow Warriors | Irish Independent Park | TBC
20. 14/04/2017 | 19:35 | Glasgow Warriors v Zebre Rugby | Scotstoun Stadium | BBC ALBA
21. 28/29/30 Apr | TBC | Leinster Rugby v Glasgow Warriors | RDS Arena  |  TBC
22. 06/05/2017 | 17:15 | Glasgow Warriors v Edinburgh Rugby | Scotstoun Stadium | TBC


Youtube playlist of all of Glasgow's Pro12 action here.

Europe


Champions Cup - Glasgow Warriors   (click to show/hide):

14/10/2016 | 19:45 | Glasgow Warriors 42-13 Leicester Tigers | Scotstoun Stadium |  BT Sport / beIN Sports
22/10/2016 | 13:00 | Munster Rugby v Glasgow Warriors | Thomond Park |  Sky Sports / beIN Sports
10/12/2016 | 16:15 | Racing 92 v Glasgow Warriors | Stade Yves-Du-Manoir | beIN Sports / BT Sport
16/12/2016 | 19:45 | Glasgow Warriors v Racing 92 | Scotstoun Stadium | BT Sport / beIN Sports
13/14/15 Jan | TBC | Glasgow Warriors v Munster Rugby | Scotstoun Stadium | TBC
20/21/22 Jan | TBC | Leicester Tigers v Glasgow Warriors | Welford Road | TBC


Challenge Cup - Edinburgh   (click to show/hide):

15/10/2016 | 15:00 | Timisoara Saracens 17-59 Edinburgh Rugby | Dan Paltinisanu Stadium | TBC
22/10/2016 | 15:15 | Edinburgh Rugby v Harlequins | BT Murrayfield Stadium | BT Sport
10/12/2016 | 19:45 | Edinburgh Rugby v Stade Francais Paris | BT Murrayfield Stadium | FR4
15/12/2016 | 20:45 | Stade Francais Paris v Edinburgh Rugby | Stade Jean Bouin | beIN Sports
12/13/14/15 Jan | TBC |  Harlequins v Edinburgh Rugby | The Twickenham Stoop | TBC    *no link
19/20/21/22 Jan | TBC |  Edinburgh Rugby v Timisoara Saracens | Myreside | TBC     *no link



1872 Cup



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1872 Cup - Past Results   (click to show/hide):

2007–08
28 December 2007, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 35–31 Glasgow Warriors
11 April 2008, Firhill Stadium, Glasgow Warriors 23–14 Edinburgh
Winner: Glasgow Warriors 54–49

2008–09
26 December 2008, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 39–6 Glasgow Warriors
2 January 2009, Firhill Stadium, Glasgow Warriors 25–20 Edinburgh
Winner: Edinburgh 59–31

2009–10
27 December 2009, Firhill Stadium, Glasgow Warriors 25–12 Edinburgh
2 January 2010, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 15–22 Glasgow Warriors
Winner: Glasgow Warriors 47–27

2010–11
27 December 2010, Firhill Stadium, Glasgow Warriors 30–18 Edinburgh
2 January 2011, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 28–17 Glasgow Warriors
Winner: Glasgow Warriors 47–46

2011–12
26 December 2011, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 23–23 Glasgow Warriors
1 January 2012, Firhill Stadium, Glasgow Warriors 17–12 Edinburgh
Winner: Glasgow Warriors 40–35

2012–13
21 December 2012, Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow Warriors 23–14 Edinburgh
29 December 2012, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 17–21 Glasgow Warriors
Winner: Glasgow Warriors 44–31

2013–14
26 December 2013, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 16–20 Glasgow Warriors
26 April 2014, Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow Warriors 37–34 Edinburgh  (postponed from 1st Jan due to waterlogged pitch)
Winner: Glasgow 57–50

2014–15
27 December 2014, Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow Warriors 16–6 Edinburgh
2 January 2015, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 20–8 Glasgow Warriors
Winner: Edinburgh 26–24

2015–16
27 December 2015, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh 23–11 Glasgow Warriors
2 January 2016, Murrayfield Stadium, Glasgow Warriors 11–14 Edinburgh (moved from Scotstoun due to waterlogged pitch)
Winner: Edinburgh 37–22

Winners tally
Glasgow Warriors - 6
Edinburgh - 3

The season has commenced



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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by BigGee on Wed 16 Nov 2016, 7:58 pm

RDW_Scotland wrote:He has to be released for the 6N if picked

Sure, but he won't have played since the end of the AIs, probably meaning he will be a little bit short of match fitness.


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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by RDW_Scotland on Wed 16 Nov 2016, 8:12 pm

My comment was in response to GC saying he won't be released for the 6N!

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by BigGee on Wed 16 Nov 2016, 8:27 pm

If he does not play some rugby between now and February, it is not going to make much difference whether they have to release him or not.

I think if we want him playing in the 6N then we need to buy out the contract and get him into one of our clubs.

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Wed 16 Nov 2016, 8:33 pm

Similarly though I don't think we should be bending over backwards for him - he's had one good test match and we still have Taylor, Bennett and Scott in the mix.

If we can get him to Scotland then great, if not then he shouldn't play in the 6N if he's not playing club rugby.

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by BigGee on Wed 16 Nov 2016, 8:39 pm

I think a deal has already been done, we are just waiting to hear about it!

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Post by funnyExiledScot on Thu 17 Nov 2016, 9:12 am

BigGee wrote:I think a deal has already been done, we are just waiting to hear about it!


Edinburgh's new centre pairing - Burleigh and Jones.

Crossing fingers and toes.

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by RDW_Scotland on Thu 17 Nov 2016, 9:45 am

Problem is we could also have 10 - Duncan Weir!

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by tigertattie on Thu 17 Nov 2016, 10:02 am

I've heard we're swapping Jones for Weir.

We've told the stormers that Weir is a tactical genius and sent them a copy of Weir vs England A.

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Post by funnyExiledScot on Thu 17 Nov 2016, 10:29 am

tigertattie wrote:I've heard we're swapping Jones for Weir.

We've told the stormers that Weir is a tactical genius and sent them a copy of Weir vs England A.

laughing

The most talked about "A" game of all time!!

Reminds of the game in which Tom Rees "schooled" Richie McCaw.

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XIII - Camp Crystal Meth

Post by Hazel Sapling on Thu 17 Nov 2016, 10:36 am

The problem for Edinburgh is that they struggle to keep and develop successful players. If they had Scott still, the backline with Jones starts to look good with some depth. Losing Nel and Hardie next season along with maybe Manu (admittedly he has not played much) and Gilchrist (no great loss at this point) will reduce the quality of the squad. It is the London Irish problem. Develop 2-3 good players who get knicked before another 2-3 good players come through to make a core.

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Sat 19 Nov 2016, 4:28 pm

Tough times for London Scottish - they're now 2nd bottom having lost the derby to bottom placed Richmond.

I don't know how many get relegated but looks like they've got a fight on their hands!

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Post by BigGee on Sat 19 Nov 2016, 9:39 pm

RDW_Scotland wrote:Tough times for London Scottish - they're now 2nd bottom having lost the derby to bottom placed Richmond.

I don't know how many get relegated but looks like they've got a fight on their hands!

Its probably not quite as bad as it sounds, only one goes down and Richmond look well adrift. That was a bit of an aberration against Richmond, it was a game they should have won.

Other than London Irish and Yorkshire, the rest of the teams are actually pretty close, with only a few points between them. Had they beaten Richmond (as they should have done), they would be sitting 5th or 6th.

They are not going to be doing playoffs this year but hopefully they should manage to consolidate themselves somewhere in the mid table.

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Post by SirBurger on Sun 20 Nov 2016, 12:42 pm

Hazel Sapling wrote:The problem for Edinburgh is that they struggle to keep and develop successful players. If they had Scott still, the backline with Jones starts to look good with some depth. Losing Nel and Hardie next season along with maybe Manu (admittedly he has not played much) and Gilchrist (no great loss at this point) will reduce the quality of the squad. It is the London Irish problem. Develop 2-3 good players who get knicked before another 2-3 good players come through to make a core.

Where is Manu likely to be off to?

I wouldn't worry about Scottish too much. They were having a very good start to the season and have a good young coaching team. Unfortunately their heavy defeat to us (Irish) took the wind out of their sails a bit, but they have a good backline and come the spring when the ground starts to harden up I think they will grab some more results.

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Sun 20 Nov 2016, 12:44 pm

Manu's contract is up this year.

Given the emergence of Bradbury and Ritchie, plus his injury record, I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't get a new contract.

He is a very good player, he's just hardly been fit for us!

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Post by SirBurger on Sun 20 Nov 2016, 6:16 pm

RDW_Scotland wrote:Manu's contract is up this year.

Given the emergence of Bradbury and Ritchie, plus his injury record, I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't get a new contract.

He is a very good player, he's just hardly been fit for us!

We would welcome Manu with open arms at Irish. Just the sort of player we need.

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Sun 20 Nov 2016, 9:23 pm

Adam Hastings got 60 minutes for Bath on Friday and is likely to get gametime over the next few weeks with Priestland now iniured - great experience for him.

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Post by tigertattie on Mon 21 Nov 2016, 2:38 pm

good. Coz we really really need another 10 in Scotland. Competition for places makes everyone up their game!

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Post by demosthenes on Mon 21 Nov 2016, 3:19 pm

Someone has just pointed out on the Glasgow website that there are essentially no trains on Boxing Day on the Glasgow : Edinburgh line. So not exactly encouraging for ticket sales for the Murrayfield leg of the 1872 Cup

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 8:45 am

I've just realised that Edinburgh may have a bit of a backrow crisis for their game on Friday if Bradbury, Watson and CDP are involved with Scotland. I'd be amazed if Mata wasn't injured long term given how sore his arm looked in the last game, Manu is always injured and that just leave 'who the Fihaki is Fihaki' and Jamie Ritchie!

Not that many people will care overly much about this news...

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Post by BigGee on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 8:54 am

We laid my dad to rest yesterday in the beautiful woodland cemetery in Wrabness overlooking the river Stour. It was an emotional and difficult day but we all thought it went well and he got the send off he deserved.

Despite living nearly 50 years in Essex, my dad was still at heart an unreconstructed son of Govan. He was firmly of the view that the only two good things to come out of Edinburgh were the railway line and the motorway back to Glasgow!

So his instructions to us were that the theme of the celebration of his life (this was not to be a religious service) was to be 'there is more fun at a Glasgow funeral than at an Edinburgh wedding'.

We certainly attempted to live up to his expectations.

One of my few regrets about my dad, is that I never showed him this forum. I doubt he would have participated, he was a bit of an armchair rugby fan, not to bothered about the detail and fairly resigned to Scotland losing. He would however have really enjoyed the banter though and would no doubt have enjoyed reading it, that was very much what he was all about.


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Post by RDW_Scotland on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 9:05 am

BigGee wrote:We laid my dad to rest yesterday in the beautiful woodland cemetery in Wrabness overlooking the river Stour. It was an emotional and difficult day but we all thought it went well and he got the send off he deserved.

Despite living nearly 50 years in Essex, my dad was still at heart an unreconstructed son of Govan. He was firmly of the view that the only two good things to come out of Edinburgh were the railway line and the motorway back to Glasgow!

So his instructions to us were that the theme of the celebration of his life (this was not to be a religious service) was to be 'there is more fun at a Glasgow funeral than at an Edinburgh wedding'.

We certainly attempted to live up to his expectations.

One of my few regrets about my dad, is that I never showed him this forum. I doubt he would have participated, he was a bit of an armchair rugby fan, not to bothered about the detail and fairly resigned to Scotland losing. He would however have really enjoyed the banter though and would no doubt have enjoyed reading it, that was very much what he was all about.


Even as an Edinbugger I can't help but laugh at that - sounds like it was a great sendoff to a good man (for a weegie)!

Thanks for sharing Biggee guinness

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Post by Tattie Scones RRN on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 9:18 am

BigGee wrote:We laid my dad to rest yesterday in the beautiful woodland cemetery in Wrabness overlooking the river Stour. It was an emotional and difficult day but we all thought it went well and he got the send off he deserved.

Despite living nearly 50 years in Essex, my dad was still at heart an unreconstructed son of Govan. He was firmly of the view that the only two good things to come out of Edinburgh were the railway line and the motorway back to Glasgow!

So his instructions to us were that the theme of the celebration of his life (this was not to be a religious service) was to be 'there is more fun at a Glasgow funeral than at an Edinburgh wedding'.

We certainly attempted to live up to his expectations.

One of my few regrets about my dad, is that I never showed him this forum. I doubt he would have participated, he was a bit of an armchair rugby fan, not to bothered about the detail and fairly resigned to Scotland losing. He would however have really enjoyed the banter though and would no doubt have enjoyed reading it, that was very much what he was all about.


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Post by EWT Spoons on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 9:45 am

RDW_Scotland wrote:I've just realised that Edinburgh may have a bit of a backrow crisis for their game on Friday if Bradbury, Watson and CDP are involved with Scotland. I'd be amazed if Mata wasn't injured long term given how sore his arm looked in the last game, Manu is always injured and that just leave 'who the Fihaki is Fihaki' and Jamie Ritchie!

Not that many people will care overly much about this news...

I know this wasn't the main part of your post, but the game is Sunday.

We are potentially likely to see McInally Ritchie and Fihaki in the backrow, not ideal but it's not a terrible backrow combo.

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Post by jimbopip on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 9:52 am

Graham, Sunday names on formal occasions, thanks for sharing. I'm sure you gave him the send off he would have liked. And I'm fairly certain he would have been proud of the humorous, insightful intelligence in your posts. I'm glad someone on here possesses those qualities. Remember the good things, the rest is just noise.

P.s. Did your dad ever say, "The mildest winter I know is the Edinburgh summer"?

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Post by IanBru on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 9:59 am

Thanks for sharing that with us BigGee - all the best, pal. OK

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Post by George Carlin on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 10:01 am

BigGee wrote:We laid my dad to rest yesterday in the beautiful woodland cemetery in Wrabness overlooking the river Stour. It was an emotional and difficult day but we all thought it went well and he got the send off he deserved.

Despite living nearly 50 years in Essex, my dad was still at heart an unreconstructed son of Govan. He was firmly of the view that the only two good things to come out of Edinburgh were the railway line and the motorway back to Glasgow!

So his instructions to us were that the theme of the celebration of his life (this was not to be a religious service) was to be 'there is more fun at a Glasgow funeral than at an Edinburgh wedding'.

We certainly attempted to live up to his expectations.

One of my few regrets about my dad, is that I never showed him this forum. I doubt he would have participated, he was a bit of an armchair rugby fan, not to bothered about the detail and fairly resigned to Scotland losing. He would however have really enjoyed the banter though and would no doubt have enjoyed reading it, that was very much what he was all about.

He would have been proud of that send off, without question.

BigGee - if you are a chip off the old block in the patter stakes (and it sounds like it) then you are very much his voice on this forum which should give you a good deal of comfort. Your eyes are his eyes and your sense of humour is probably influenced a lot more by him than you maybe even think.

Well done on getting though the day.

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Post by EWT Spoons on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 10:05 am

All the best BigGee

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Post by BigGee on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 10:11 am

jimbopip wrote:Graham, Sunday names on formal occasions, thanks for sharing. I'm sure you gave him the send off he would have liked. And I'm fairly certain he would have been proud of the humorous, insightful intelligence in your posts. I'm glad someone on here possesses those qualities. Remember the good things, the rest is just noise.

P.s. Did your dad ever say, "The mildest winter I know is the Edinburgh summer"?

Thanks Jim

He was one for a turn of phrase my dad, so much so that they he often baffled plenty of English folk and especially my Italian wife. Our advice was usually just to run with it and all would become clear in the end!

I had not heard that one though (even though it makes perfect sense). There was one about Waverly station being the coldest place in the British Empire and having been there in January a couple of times, as more than a grain of truth in it.

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Post by BigGee on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 10:14 am

and thanks to everyone for your kind comments. I think you would all have enjoyed meeting my dad.

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Post by tigertattie on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 10:58 am

Deep down though we all know your dad actually had a soft spot for Edinburgh.

Any Scotsman living in Englandshire will always love interaction with any fellow Scot regardless of the City they come from.  Unless that City is Aberdeen!

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 11:11 am

BigGee wrote:and thanks to everyone for your kind comments. I think you would all have enjoyed meeting my dad.

For some reason I have an image of a Billy Connolly-esque shipyard worker from Govan with a similar sense of humour - am I close??

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Post by George Carlin on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 11:49 am

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jimbopip wrote:Graham, Sunday names on formal occasions, thanks for sharing. I'm sure you gave him the send off he would have liked. And I'm fairly certain he would have been proud of the humorous, insightful intelligence in your posts. I'm glad someone on here possesses those qualities. Remember the good things, the rest is just noise.

P.s. Did your dad ever say, "The mildest winter I know is the Edinburgh summer"?

Thanks Jim

He was one for a turn of phrase my dad, so much so that they he often baffled plenty of English folk and especially my Italian wife. Our advice was usually just to run with it and all would become clear in the end!
Love Scottish expressions.

My Lebanese-Canadian wife (who has 4 degrees and speaks 3 languages) could not figure out what the phrase "what's wrong, your face is tripping you?" meant.

Her mother (a French teacher) understood it immediately.

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Post by BigGee on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 12:20 pm

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BigGee wrote:and thanks to everyone for your kind comments. I think you would all have enjoyed meeting my dad.

For some reason I have an image of a Billy Connolly-esque shipyard worker from Govan with a similar sense of humour - am I close??

Close, he was a seafarer not a shipyard worker, though his father had worked in a marine engine shop, but on the sense of humour front he was everything you are implying.

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Post by tigertattie on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 12:21 pm

Scottish Phrases!

My favorite was when the bus company in Glasgow had to send lots of their drivers who'd come here from Eastern Europe to classes to understand the local lingo.

It got on the news and they asked locals what kind of phrases the drivers needed to know.

Some local intellectual came up with "Come oan and get aff"

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 12:25 pm

The Edinburgh - Glasgow rivalry is a strange thing because I've generally found that people from Edinburgh aren't really that bothered about weegies, and barely give them any notice, but as soon as you tell a weegie you're from Edinburgh all of the derogatory remarks come out! I found another scotsman in my office in London who, when I told him I was from Edinburgh, said 'oh dear' (or words to that effect that are NSFW!).

It must be an insecurity thing - subconsciously Glaswegians know they are inferior so make up for it, Given all the 1872 wins recently who could blame them!

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Post by BigGee on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 12:28 pm

A lot of kids at school get embarrassed about their parents, mine certainly did with me and would virtually disown me at every opportunity when they were in sight of any of their friends.

My friends though loved my dad, not least because of some of the phrases he came out with, which being English they would never have heard before. They used to lap them up and then mimic them.

One of the favourites was 'I'm hanging around here like a bad smell', whenever he was waiting for us. It definitely sounds better in a Glasgow accent!

It just used to crack them all up and they never forgot it.

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Post by BigGee on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 12:31 pm

RDW_Scotland wrote:The Edinburgh - Glasgow rivalry is a strange thing because I've generally found that people from Edinburgh aren't really that bothered about weegies, and barely give them any notice, but as soon as you tell a weegie you're from Edinburgh all of the derogatory remarks come out! I found another scotsman in my office in London who, when I told him I was from Edinburgh, said 'oh dear' (or words to that effect that are NSFW!).

It must be an insecurity thing - subconsciously Glaswegians know they are inferior so make up for it, Given all the 1872 wins recently who could blame them!

I see normal service is resumed!

Quite right to, my dad would approve.

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Post by TheMildlyFranticLlama on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 12:32 pm

BigGee wrote:A lot of kids at school get embarrassed about their parents, mine certainly did with me and would virtually disown me at every opportunity when they were in sight of any of their friends.

My friends though loved my dad, not least because of some of the phrases he came out with, which being English they would never have heard before. They used to lap them up and then mimic them.

One of the favourites was 'I'm hanging around here like a bad smell', whenever he was waiting for us. It definitely sounds better in a Glasgow accent!

It just used to crack them all up and they never forgot it.

Great memories Gee, I hope they're bringing you some comfort through some tough times Ale

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Post by MacKnocked-on on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 1:06 pm

There was a guy from up Banff way on my course at uni, he used to describe girls that he found less than aesthetically pleasing as having 'a heid like Peterheid'. Not very charming admittedly but it still amuses me, and having been to Peterhead once it makes for a wonderful description.

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Post by tigertattie on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 2:34 pm

My mum's side of the family are from Peterhead - They're a very odd bunch!

One of my Mum's old neighbors died and his Mrs phoned the local paper to put in the obituary notice.  Being a proper Peterhead quine (means girl) the first thing she asked was how much it was to put the notice in the paper.  The nice person at the paper told her they charged at 75p per word so Mrs Reid decided to keep it short and asked to have it read "Pete Reid, Peterheid, is deed".  The nice person at the paper then told Mrs Reid that notices had to be a minimum of eight words long so Mrs Reid changed the notice to "Pete Reid, Peterheid, is deed. Volvo for sale"

true story!

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Post by Riskysports on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 3:03 pm

tigertattie wrote:My mum's side of the family are from Peterhead - They're a very odd bunch!

One of my Mum's old neighbors died and his Mrs phoned the local paper to put in the obituary notice.  Being a proper Peterhead quine (means girl) the first thing she asked was how much it was to put the notice in the paper.  The nice person at the paper told her they charged at 75p per word so Mrs Reid decided to keep it short and asked to have it read "Pete Reid, Peterheid, is deed".  The nice person at the paper then told Mrs Reid that notices had to be a minimum of eight words long so Mrs Reid changed the notice to "Pete Reid, Peterheid, is deed. Volvo for sale"

true story!

I smell shenanigans


http://www.doricdictionary.com/classic-joke-peterheid-man-deid/

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Post by tigertattie on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 3:12 pm

aye but mine is funnier Smile

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Post by George Carlin on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 3:14 pm

Riskysports wrote:
tigertattie wrote:My mum's side of the family are from Peterhead - They're a very odd bunch!

One of my Mum's old neighbors died and his Mrs phoned the local paper to put in the obituary notice.  Being a proper Peterhead quine (means girl) the first thing she asked was how much it was to put the notice in the paper.  The nice person at the paper told her they charged at 75p per word so Mrs Reid decided to keep it short and asked to have it read "Pete Reid, Peterheid, is deed".  The nice person at the paper then told Mrs Reid that notices had to be a minimum of eight words long so Mrs Reid changed the notice to "Pete Reid, Peterheid, is deed. Volvo for sale"

true story!

I smell shenanigans


http://www.doricdictionary.com/classic-joke-peterheid-man-deid/
I heard it before too but I love it so much that I just don't care.

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Post by tigertattie on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 4:06 pm

It is true that my mum's side of the family are from Peterhead!

when her and her sisters all meet up, they can all sit in a room and talk at the same time and apparently they can follow what each other is actually saying!

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 4:08 pm

All I know about Peterheed is:

A - Deadliest catch, where they have to subtitle what they are saying
B - Brave the Pixar movie, where the running joke is you can't understand a word they're saying

Common theme here!

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Post by Tattie Scones RRN on Tue 22 Nov 2016, 4:46 pm

Ahh the good old NE, where you can only answer a question with a question.....

Aye?
No?

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Post by funnyExiledScot on Wed 23 Nov 2016, 9:47 am

BigGee wrote:We laid my dad to rest yesterday in the beautiful woodland cemetery in Wrabness overlooking the river Stour. It was an emotional and difficult day but we all thought it went well and he got the send off he deserved.

Despite living nearly 50 years in Essex, my dad was still at heart an unreconstructed son of Govan. He was firmly of the view that the only two good things to come out of Edinburgh were the railway line and the motorway back to Glasgow!

So his instructions to us were that the theme of the celebration of his life (this was not to be a religious service) was to be 'there is more fun at a Glasgow funeral than at an Edinburgh wedding'.

We certainly attempted to live up to his expectations.

One of my few regrets about my dad, is that I never showed him this forum. I doubt he would have participated, he was a bit of an armchair rugby fan, not to bothered about the detail and fairly resigned to Scotland losing. He would however have really enjoyed the banter though and would no doubt have enjoyed reading it, that was very much what he was all about.


Your father would have got on famously with Risky!

Very sorry to hear of your loss. Difficult times, but it sounds like he was given an appropriate send-off.

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Post by funnyExiledScot on Wed 23 Nov 2016, 9:50 am

George Carlin wrote:
Riskysports wrote:
tigertattie wrote:My mum's side of the family are from Peterhead - They're a very odd bunch!

One of my Mum's old neighbors died and his Mrs phoned the local paper to put in the obituary notice.  Being a proper Peterhead quine (means girl) the first thing she asked was how much it was to put the notice in the paper.  The nice person at the paper told her they charged at 75p per word so Mrs Reid decided to keep it short and asked to have it read "Pete Reid, Peterheid, is deed".  The nice person at the paper then told Mrs Reid that notices had to be a minimum of eight words long so Mrs Reid changed the notice to "Pete Reid, Peterheid, is deed. Volvo for sale"

true story!

I smell shenanigans


http://www.doricdictionary.com/classic-joke-peterheid-man-deid/
I heard it before too but I love it so much that I just don't care.

Me too. Love that joke.

My Mum's family are from Insch, near Inverurie. I genuinely don't understand a single word of doric.

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Post by BigGee on Wed 23 Nov 2016, 10:10 am

I had a friend who I used to know in London and we used to play together at East London Rugby club. He moved back up north and settled in Banchory and played for Aboyne.

On a trip up to see him, Aboyne were short that day and I found myself playing for them against Inverurie. After the match I just stood in the bar and nodded at people occasionally as I could not understand a word either. Probably the only time in Scotland I have ever felt like that, though it is fair to say that I have never been to Peterhead!

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