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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2730 on: September 14, 2021, 12:34:27 PM »
I'd developed a soft spot for them from reading Irvine Welsh from right back at the start, and I was in Croatia for my mates stag do on the day. I thought I was on the pub WiFi watching it on my phone but that turned out to be incorrect and it cost me the best part of £350.

I had similar in Cape Verde watching about a minutes highlights of us beating Sheffield Weds 4;2 at Hillsborough in the Champ, hotel wifi must have dropped out round the pool and my work iPad was billed £530, which I thought was a bit heavy.

They waived it down to about £40 after a bit of complaint, God bless them.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2731 on: September 14, 2021, 01:02:13 PM »
To avoid a massive quotathon:
@WDV: definitely. Any terrace anthem that begins with "my heart was broken", and has as its main refrain the word "sorrow" will do for me.

@LeeB: it was Renton, but wasn't it in Dead Men's Trousers? I can't remember any chapters of the Blade Artist written from Renton's perspective. I'm probably wrong about both.

My memory is shite, and you might be right. Think I read them both one after the other.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2732 on: September 14, 2021, 01:22:07 PM »
I lived in the NCoís mess on an army base for a few months, and would drink in the ( ridiculously cheap) Naafi bar as they were good to us.

The one night , the resident Scottish Sgt DJ ( Iíve overstate that but it was technically a DJ deck heís go over to every 20 mins) put what I can only imagine is a Scottish sectarian song.

The fellow Scot RSM, a bloke around 6í5, and built like youíd  want our soldiers to be , walked over and gave a level of violence Iíd never seen ( and Iíve run pubs in Walsall!!).

Came back to bar, sits back down next to me , and calm as you like said ď Iíve told him not to play that before ď

Thatís the day I realised Villa Blues just isnít the same level of hate as the Religion angle massively escalates it.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2733 on: September 14, 2021, 01:34:19 PM »
My Grandad was a Hibee, my dad a Jam Tart. They lived less than a mile from Tynecastle so I ended up following Hearts.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2734 on: September 14, 2021, 02:07:22 PM »
My Grandad was a Hibee, my dad a Jam Tart. They lived less than a mile from Tynecastle so I ended up following Hearts.
I lived in Edinburgh for a bit, and used to watch both. I like both - more Hibs supporting mates than Hearts ones, so I guess I've probably seen them slightly more of the two - but am 'neutral' as far as that's concerned.  My best mate's family are all Inverness Caledonian Thistle supporters (and Inverness Thistle prior to 1994), so as a kind of 'foreign exchange' they support the Villa when they're south of the border, and I support Thistle when I'm in the north.
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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2735 on: September 14, 2021, 08:05:58 PM »
Having a 2nd club is weird.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2736 on: September 14, 2021, 08:22:02 PM »
I feel disloyal following Villa Women.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2737 on: September 14, 2021, 08:23:53 PM »
To avoid a massive quotathon:
@WDV: definitely. Any terrace anthem that begins with "my heart was broken", and has as its main refrain the word "sorrow" will do for me.

@LeeB: it was Renton, but wasn't it in Dead Men's Trousers? I can't remember any chapters of the Blade Artist written from Renton's perspective. I'm probably wrong about both.

There's a bit of that clip where a Hibs supporter is in tears singing. That's me, and you, and every one of us when it finally happens.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2738 on: September 14, 2021, 08:49:32 PM »
To avoid a massive quotathon:
@WDV: definitely. Any terrace anthem that begins with "my heart was broken", and has as its main refrain the word "sorrow" will do for me.

@LeeB: it was Renton, but wasn't it in Dead Men's Trousers? I can't remember any chapters of the Blade Artist written from Renton's perspective. I'm probably wrong about both.

There's a bit of that clip where a Hibs supporter is in tears singing. That's me, and you, and every one of us when it finally happens.

The one with the green tartan scarf around four minutes in? I thought exactly that myself. The sheer disbelief/realisation is amazing.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2739 on: September 14, 2021, 09:04:08 PM »
To avoid a massive quotathon:
@WDV: definitely. Any terrace anthem that begins with "my heart was broken", and has as its main refrain the word "sorrow" will do for me.

@LeeB: it was Renton, but wasn't it in Dead Men's Trousers? I can't remember any chapters of the Blade Artist written from Renton's perspective. I'm probably wrong about both.

There's a bit of that clip where a Hibs supporter is in tears singing. That's me, and you, and every one of us when it finally happens.

The one with the green tartan scarf around four minutes in? I thought exactly that myself. The sheer disbelief/realisation is amazing.

Exactly. I thought it was a great moment, and the only problem I have with that song is I always seem to listen to it when I'm chopping onions.

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« Reply #2740 on: September 14, 2021, 09:06:29 PM »
I just watched it again (I watch it a lot for someone who couldn't tell you what their next fixture is), and had the thought that it must've been amazing to have been there (that's not the first time I've thought that) but then when you see the players, imagine what that felt like: you surpass everything that you've achieved in your career so far, so the professional pride is as good as it's likely to get for most. Then they see what it really means after a 114-year wait.

Nice to see wee, overwhelmed John McGinn too, whose best days are still to come.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2741 on: September 14, 2021, 09:07:01 PM »
To avoid a massive quotathon:
@WDV: definitely. Any terrace anthem that begins with "my heart was broken", and has as its main refrain the word "sorrow" will do for me.

@LeeB: it was Renton, but wasn't it in Dead Men's Trousers? I can't remember any chapters of the Blade Artist written from Renton's perspective. I'm probably wrong about both.

There's a bit of that clip where a Hibs supporter is in tears singing. That's me, and you, and every one of us when it finally happens.

The one with the green tartan scarf around four minutes in? I thought exactly that myself. The sheer disbelief/realisation is amazing.

Exactly. I thought it was a great moment, and the only problem I have with that song is I always seem to listen to it when I'm chopping onions.

And me.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2742 on: September 14, 2021, 09:20:13 PM »
It was the year after my first six-year stint in Edinburgh, and though I didn't really take a side in the city rivalry (anyone except the OF is fine by me) this moment absolutely got me. The song was a bit of a personal anthem for me up there too, as it is for so many of course, but there was one of those specific and fortuitous resonances in the lyrics that just absolutely wrung me, and I was on my own in a pub in Oxford, moderately sloshed, having a quiet lacrimose moment to myself.  Great day.

Of course if that's how I get when Hibs win the trophy and sing a nice song, should Villa win the cup this season I think Venice might have to put out a flood warning.

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Re: John McGinn - signed
« Reply #2743 on: September 14, 2021, 09:27:10 PM »
I cried singing Abide with me at the 2000 Cup Final.
It was such an emotional moment especially as I was totally convinced we would win.

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« Reply #2744 on: September 14, 2021, 09:33:27 PM »
It was the year after my first six-year stint in Edinburgh, and though I didn't really take a side in the city rivalry (anyone except the OF is fine by me) this moment absolutely got me. The song was a bit of a personal anthem for me up there too, as it is for so many of course, but there was one of those specific and fortuitous resonances in the lyrics that just absolutely wrung me, and I was on my own in a pub in Oxford, moderately sloshed, having a quiet lacrimose moment to myself.  Great day.

Of course if that's how I get when Hibs win the trophy and sing a nice song, should Villa win the cup this season I think Venice might have to put out a flood warning.


Every time I see it I look out for old school friends, many of whom would definitely have been there. Obviously I wouldn't recognise a single one of them now.

 


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