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Boyne

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About Boyne

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    Talisker Whisky Distillery
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    Whisky (have about fifty bottles at home), beer, reading, history, blues music and family history (have traced one branch of the family back to the 17th century).

    A couple of good websites. A fine cause.

    http://www.erskine.org.uk/

    http://rsea.org.uk/

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  1. Just noticed that PSG have scored 24 goals so far and half of those against Celtic. If Di Maria had taken his chances it could have been ten. Perhaps he took pity.
  2. Nearly happened. But I'll settle for 7-1. Most enjoyable. I wonder what Brenda and the Lego Eater will have to say.
  3. That would be good. Watched a few minutes of the PSG v Septic game and Sutton was as biased as usual.
  4. Would be great if PSG hit double figures against them.
  5. Cracking goal from Willian. Great approach play. Another glass of whisky to celebrate.
  6. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42062974 Football's world governing body Fifa says it has been speaking to Dr Richard McLaren as part of an investigation into alleged doping. McLaren produced a report which detailed a Russian state-sponsored doping programme involving more than 1,000 athletes across some 30 sports. He listed 33 footballers in his report, prompting Fifa to launch its inquiry. Fifa told BBC Sport it has been in touch with McLaren at "several stages" of the investigation. Canadian law professor and sports lawyer McLaren was commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) to probe the allegations of Russian state-sponsored doping and subsequently produced his damning report in 2016. "In this process, Fifa works in close collaboration with Wada and has been in contact with Professor McLaren exploring every possible avenue," added a spokesperson for world football's governing body. Wada said it "supports and engages with all anti-doping organisations on an ongoing basis". A recent Mail on Sunday report said Fifa wanted to speak to whistleblower Dr Grigory Rodchenkov, a director of the anti-doping laboratory at the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014, whose allegations led to Wada and McLaren investigating. Russian authorities have attempted to discredit Rodchenkov, who has been in hiding since making the allegations. Earlier this month one Russian Olympic official reportedly suggested the whistleblower should be "shot for lying". 'Investigations remain open' "Of all the players mentioned in the McLaren reports, two Under-20 female players had already been sanctioned by the Russian authorities," added the Fifa spokesperson. "For all the others it has so far not been possible to demonstrate any anti-doping rule violation, but investigations remain open. "Should there be enough evidence to demonstrate an anti-doping rule violation by any athlete, Fifa would impose the appropriate sanction in line with its clear zero tolerance policy with regards to doping in football." Russia will host next summer's World Cup and earlier this year staged the Confederations Cup in preparation for the tournament. Every participating player at the Confederations Cup had blood and urine tests for doping and all came back negative. Russian players also returned negative tests at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, where the side went out at the group stages. A mate of mine was involved in drawing up the report about Russian state sponsorship doping programme and has made a few visits to FIFA. When I see him next I'll have to tap him for more information.
  7. Was reading the Follow Follow Forum (a Rangers Fans Forum) earlier today and someone had started a thread about Rangers who had played in three different decades. Got me thinking: can we name Chelsea players who played for the club for three decades. Could be continuous e.g. Ron Harris (1961 to 1980) or players who played, left and then came back e.g. John Hollins. That's a couple of players to start with. Can we think of others?
  8. Dynamo Moscow in 1945 FA Cup Final in 1970 ECW Cup Final in 1971 4-4 League Cup game at Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 game at Arsenal in 1984.
  9. Rangers Match Thread 2017/18

    A disappointing result on Saturday. However, a wonderful and moving reception for Fernando Ricksen. So sad to see him suffering from ALS (Motor Neuron Disease). Looking at pictures of him on the touchline at Ibrox showed what the reception meant to him. His illness puts football into perspective.
  10. Couldn't think of anywhere else to put this. An increase in the number of games to be televised starting in season 2019-2020. Looks like there will be games played on a Saturday night. A 5.30pm kick-off is bad enough. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42022871 A minimum of 190 Premier League games will be televised live in Britain from the start of the 2019-20 season. Premier League chairmen voted unanimously for the package, with the rights set to go out to auction before Christmas. A new package of Saturday night games is likely to be offered to broadcasters, along with more midweek and Bank Holiday matches. There will be a minimum of 22 additional live games on offer. The new contracts will replace the record £5.136bn deal struck with Sky and BT Sport in 2015. That three-season agreement represented a 70% increase on the previous £3bn deal, and involved 168 games being shown each season at an average cost to the broadcasters of £10.2m per match. Sky paid £4.176bn to show 126 matches, including the first Friday evening games and both Sunday packages, and BT paid £960m for 42 games. Fans' group the Football Supporters' Federation said it was "firmly opposed" to any increase beyond 190 live games - half the Premier League's total fixtures. A statement read: "Any additional broadcast games would mean even more changes to kick-off times away from 3pm on Saturdays, with an impact of both uncertainty and inconvenience to the match-going fans, especially away fans, whose passion is a huge component of the 'product' that broadcasters want to buy and sell. "Particularly in the event of a new Saturday evening TV slot being created, we urge clubs and broadcasters to give due consideration to issues of geography and travel, and to invest some of the huge broadcast revenues into supporting the attendance and contribution of match-going fans, especially away fans." Analysis: Strictly v Saturday night football? The next Premier League deal will likely herald an even greater battle for the remote control in households across the country. That's because of the looming Saturday night prime-time clash between live top-flight football and big shows such as Strictly Come Dancing and X Factor. But where will fans watch? Sky and BT will without doubt be in the mix once again for the bundles of games on offer. The other X Factor in this tender process could be the big US tech companies such as Amazon and Apple. They are increasingly showing an appetite for live sports rights, as demonstrated by Amazon's recent deal for US Open tennis. The industry speculation is that this tender process may have come too soon for the internet giants to make any major splash. It could, however, provide a taste for what lies ahead for both the Premier League and supporters.
  11. An unhappy manager. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42014099
  12. Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Indeed. If I could travel back in time to watch football games I didn't have the chance to go to - or wasn't born when the match took place - one of them would be the game at the Bridge for the game against Dynamo Moscow. Could be a topic for a thread: name five games you would have loved to have been at.

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