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  1. Out of interest what is our capacity these days - the early days figure that sticks in my mind is 10,500 but thinking it’s a bit less these days. Will be great to see and HEAR the place full or near as dammit. My Mrs is now saying no…too much on for me and my lad to rearrange etc. She understands…well she says she understands…and says we can get to another game. Well yes we can..however. . No matter, if we can’t be there tomorrow night we’d be shouting from Surrey and Sheffield. COYS!!
  2. Thinking of driving up from Surrey tomorrow - picking up my lad in Sheffield on the way. Is best way to get tickets for us to try and get through on the phone? If I can get tickets today I’ll drive to Sheffield this evening.
  3. I was brought up in a Stanmore Rd tenement and though a long way from there these days I’m thinking I could have been heard there this evening…awesome result by CD and the lads.
  4. Who knows. But me and my lad are going to be really disappointed if we can’t. I’m flexible and could make any date - my lad would have to know as he’d have to sort work so needs a good bit of notice.
  5. I’m really keen to understand if and when the club has a celebration day/match with both cups as I want to come up from deepest Surrey for it, and bring my lad up from Sheffield, and would be looking to buy some merch. But we need to know when ASAP to be able to arrange.
  6. Maybe 10 pages of football reports in today’s Guardian...and mention of the Scottish Cup Final there is none other than in the classified results section. Not even a couple of lines. You might think that this might upset the SFA and they might send in a formal complaint...but hey - I’m not holding my breath.
  7. Yes - Wednesday on his doorstep but he’s a Utd fan - he sees them as the ‘real’ team of Sheffield.
  8. Cheers buddy...my lad watched it with me - he lives in Sheffield (Southey Green way) and though his English club is Arsenal his local club is Sheff Utd. We’ve been bouncing around the lounge of our holiday cottage.
  9. Have just watched the game while on a weeks break in north Norfolk, me and my lad have celebrated this astonishing achievement together with my mum looking on from’ above’ we are so so proud of the team and the club. Winners of Scottish football’s cup double and 5th in the league...don’t bother pinching me - I am awake and this is not a dream...though hold on...have we really just done that? Yup we have
  10. Is Murray ready and available...if he’s going to be in the CF squad he needs game time under his belt?
  11. My mum - a Dunkeld lass. Vaccinated me against OF-itis when a lad and gave me a booster jag every year. Thanks to her I never developed the OF illness and was able to take her and my own lad to the 2014 final. A joyous day for the three generations of Saintees, and on the 22nd she’ll be ‘looking down’ and cheering the lads on as me and my lad watch together - with her sitting between us in our hearts - and I’ll be wearing the scarf she wore that day.
  12. Me and you the same...62 and supported them since I was ten (well since forever) - the years of stick I took as a lad growing up in Glasgow and the blank looks I’ve got since moving to south of England in 1984...brilliant just brillliant...I must stop pinching myself it’s starting to hurt...unreal. What a great performance from the lads today. All round...but Spoony was class, Booth tireless, back three winning (almost) everything...great skills, teamwork and togetherness all over the pitch.
  13. Holy Moly - so many years getting the proverbial extracted by fans of the OF; so many years down here where I am in south of England after revealing that I’m from Glasgow being asked whether I was Rangers or Celtic - and receiving blank looks when I indignantly proclaim neither but that I’m a Saintee...and now this bonkers season after last night maybe just maybe there will be a wee bit of recognition. Meanwhile I have had loads of fun this morning with my Rangers season ticket holder brother - and soon to move on to my niece - also a Rangers season holder. It’s her birthday today so I’ve let her off this morning ... but the time is just about upon us. And my dear mum - who so proudly went to Parkhead with me and my lad in 2014 - will be smiling from up high and afar...maybe she’ll be taking my dad up for a joyous Highland Scottische - to tunes by Bobby MacLeod of course - their favourite. Both gone but joyously with me today. And we are all still dancing. So proud of the lads, Callum and just everyone...
  14. Aye - but Scotland can - and I wiz there
  15. Zero now that we've won it Actually I'll retype that as I enjoyed it so much. '...now that we've won it'
  16. Spotted by a friend when passing the ground - what's that about?
  17. Loving this picture from Sunday - as the tenement block roof you see poking over the top of the stand top left is the roof of the block in which I was brought up. Sight of it always brings back memories of me and my mate Ralph (we'd have been 6 when we first did it) climbing over the Somerville Drive wall into the ground and playing in the grand old lady that was Hampden park of the mid 1960s - sometimes kicking around any ball we found missed after training. We also sometimes climbed over the main gate into the area in front of the South Stand and those who remember that gate - it was huge...:) Ah memories...now added to by memories of Sunday.
  18. Unfortunately to me Martindale did a good 'impression' of a rather scruffy Mr Angry...his backstory is a great one...but maybe it wasn't the best look for a Cup Final. Anyway...
  19. Not posted for a long time - almost exactly 6yrs in fact...though I've been regular reader as we've battled along since then. But felt I just had to come back on following yesterday and comments about those no longer with us but watching from the Hampden Stands...and I'll include my mum in that group. A Dunkeld lass (she was a gamies daughter brought up on Craig-y-barns) and life-long supporter, she went with myself and my lad to the Cup final at Parkhead and loved and was so proud seeing her team win the Cup. And she'd have been cheering on from above on Sunday. We were brought up in Mount Florida and lived a stones-throw from Hampden. All through the 50s and 60s we'd have family from all over the country visiting for big matches, and I expect she didn't ever really think her team would lift a cup at the ground (especially after the disappointment of 1971). But now we have. And it's brilliant. I even spent £12.99 on Premier Sports to watch. Nerve-wracking but great goal from Rooney and great performances all over the pitch and CallumD that others have waxed lyrical on so I won't. Except to say my lad - sitting watching in his Sheffield front room wearing his Saintees top and scarf with pride commented that for all that the fancy dans that England might have - Perth Saintees have our very own Kane and Rooney doing the business up front. I liked that. COYS.
  20. whee-hee...bhoys oh bhoys - well that wisnae part of yer plan wiz it!!! Good stuff lads. COYS!
  21. Went to Uni in Paisley 35yrs ago (was a college it was back then). Paisley wasn't a great place back then (understatement - though the Cellar Bar and the Wee Howf were good for a bevvie or ten between lectures) - but I recently met up with a close Buddy friend of mine from back then and she advised me not to bother going into the town as it was just horrid - and she's living their these days. Sad,
  22. And so in the end a change in circumstances meant that we had to cancel our trip to Inverness and our overnight stay in Perth. Instead we got ourselves 2 nights deluxe room B&B in the Cameron House Hotel for £196. Now that was one heck of a deal. Absolutely tops, Brilliant stay. My (English) Mrs found herself just loving the place, the Scots staff, the food, the hill walking and the scenery. And on way home as we headed down the M74 towards the noise and 'way too busy' South of England she did actually say that she'd think about us moving to Scotland in a few years time. In years (and years...) past living in Scotland was not an option. The girl is getting it...taken her 25 yrs mind. And a sidenote - we had lunch in the Loch Lomond Arms Hotel (in Luss). Lovely bar and splendid food.
  23. was thinking that the volley was good - but not *that* good - but the first time control of the cross, back flick over head and turn and volley - hmmm - yes - pretty darn good. The keepie-uppie bit takes me back to Davie Cooper's ball-juggling goal against Celtic in a Cup Final many moons ago. Now that was a very special goal - neat player Davie Cooper was.