south inch

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  1. He knows where the emails are filed!
  2. Sorry could not say, I had left Perth by the mid 60s. I do remember a number of cafes in Perth in the 50s. The Washington as in the photo, Rendezvous, Scott St., Grosvenor, St. John St and one on the corner of Princes St. and Canal St. whose name escapes me. There were others, you had to move around since none of the owners were too keen on you sitting for hours nursing a coke or a cup of coffee!
  3. I think i see it now. For all the bombast coming out of Govan, the lockdown probably kept Gerrard in his job. Should the Sons of William carry on as they did after Xmas when the season starts, Celtid are likely to have opened up a gap at the top of the league by October at which point the bold Steven will likely receive his jotters. Tommy will then be well placed to come in from the wilderness and possibly lead Rangers* to the promised land.
  4. You may laugh but not as much as the QCs will over a glass or two of good malt tonight as they check their fee notes are correct!
  5. Probably thought the figure he had been quoted on the phone was per month.
  6. An entry "Dundee United 2020" has appeared on McClaren's Wikipedia page. Does this mean anything or are they simply preparing in case he is appointed?
  7. Walking up from South St towards High St, big church on left just out of shot? All gone now, car park and modern shops?
  8. The 200 page "dossier" certainly did its job.
  9. I'm told often that instead of getting things done I just fouter aboot!
  10. Good one, difficult to give an accurate english translation. A fantoosh ornament?
  11. Fair point about obesity Sixties but I'm prepared to do without beforehand so I can enjoy my pie and bovril at McD. If Saints don't win that's the highlight of my day!
  12. Sorry to disappoint Sixties but I don't know either. I would agree with Hoodlum that we could manage 1,500/2,500 easily enough depending on social distancing. In fact if we come down to one metre we could probably push 4,000. That would mean using all 4 stands though and I do't know how viable that would be. Mind you with family groups we could get more into the Ormond as presumably they would be able to sit together. Big question - if we have to wear masks how do we eat our pie and Bovril?
  13. Picture looks late 50s/early 60s judging by the car. Buildings look like they are about to fall down.
  14. Really struggled with this one. Thought it was somewhere in the City Mills area but also wondered about top of Pomarium near where the Bus Station is now. Convinced that your are right though, can see it now in my mind's eye. Go to the top of the class but don't take your books you might not be there long.
  15. Could not place it at first but you are spot on. Muirton Place was a favorite parking spot of mine for Muirton Park but it still did not register!
  16. Mine of useless information me!
  17. I'm impressed, you should consider changing your username to Sherlock!
  18. Did we not have cardboard cutouts in the Ormond years ago? Should have taken a patent out on the idea.
  19. Redd As in This place is claurty, time ye redd it up.
  20. Correct (as always), St Ninian's Cathedral just out of shot to the left. Morrisons not too far away on the site of the old Mart.
  21. south inch

    Swing low

    Some years ago the Glenn Miller hit Chattanooga Choo Choo was banned as racist and removed from the playlists of school concerts in parts of England. The reason was the line "Pardon me boy, is that the Chattanooga Choo Choo?"
  22. A strange twist to the legal action saga. Hearts are apparently close to bringing Neilson back to Tyncastle as Stendel seems to have gone.
  23. Hearts' QC has presumably advised that they have little or no chance of directly imposing reconstruction through court action. So their action challenges the SPFL's resolution of the Covid crisis on the grounds that it changes the rules on promotion and relegation. The solution their challenge proposes is to cancel the relegation of Hearts and as a consequence deny Dundee Utd promotion. (And so on down the leagues.) Obviously, this too changes the rules on promotion and relegation and will be seen as a somewhat contradictory argument. In effect they are suggesting the 19/20 league season be declare null and void but without cancelling the award of championships or financial pay outs. To me that sounds a ridiculous case but I'm not a QC and Hearts' advisor is. He must think the Court will reject this argument but direct the SPFL to consider compensation. Whether the Court would say anything about the amount of compensation is another matter but you can then see the SPFL going into panic mode and reconstruction will be back on the table. Indeed the SPFL might panic before it goes to court, who knows. On the other hand their QC advice might be to tough it out and if he or she is right Ann Budge will be down several hundred thousand quid.