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hong kong rover (IP Logged)

Irn Bru Scottish Challenge Cup
08 June, 2018 16:13
Am not sure whether its worth posting this now that our non league days are over and hopefully for good too, but anyway - for the past 2 seasons the Scottish Challenge Cup has had Welsh, Northern Irish and Rep of Ireland sides competing in the competition and from next season there will be two VNL teams entering the competition from the 2nd round, those two teams being Sutton Utd and Borehamwood. Bit of a joke now calling it the SCOTTISH Challenge Cup with sides from all over the British Isles now taking part in it.. The Scottish professional football league said that Sutton and Borehamwood were selected coz they were the 2 highest ranking VNL sides from last season that were not promoted. I have no idea if Sutton and Borehamwood could have turned down the invite from the SPFL, I would think that they could if they wanted. So if we had lost at Wembley we would have had an invite from the SPFL to enter this seasons Irn Bru Cup,, that would have been a new one for the Rovers, lol. Arbroath v Tranmere Rovers in early September, or Connahs Quay Nomads v Tranmere Rovers or Tranmere Rovers v Linfield or Tranmere Rovers v Montrose, lol.



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Re: Irn Bru Scottish Challenge Cup
08 June, 2018 16:26
Your right HKK ,imagine it in February .the Arbroath stadium is right next to the sea ,I used to pass it on the way to Aberdeen and think what Lunatic would go there to watch football probably the SWA πŸ˜€

 
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Re: Irn Bru Scottish Challenge Cup
08 June, 2018 16:28
Or stranraer (my favourite scot team )TNS (wales) ballymallard (scot or something like that)

 
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Re: Irn Bru Scottish Challenge Cup
08 June, 2018 16:36
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Your right HKK ,imagine it in February .the Arbroath stadium is right next to the sea ,I used to pass it on the way to Aberdeen and think what Lunatic would go there to watch football probably the SWA πŸ˜€

lol, imagine Elgin City v Tranmere Rovers on a freezing cold day/night in mid November or January, not far from The Orkney Islands.

 
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Re: Irn Bru Scottish Challenge Cup
08 June, 2018 16:42
OO stop it HKR .i just had to put the heating on β˜ƒοΈ

 
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hong kong rover (IP Logged)

Re: Irn Bru Scottish Challenge Cup
08 June, 2018 16:45
Interesting to note that the 2018 Irn Bru Scottish Challenge Cup Final was -

Dumbarton 0 - 1 Inverness Caly Thistle, with the only goal of the final coming in the 92nd minute from Ex-Rover Carl Tremarco. The final was played at St Johnstone FCs ground in front of an attendance of 4,602.. More of an incentive if the final could be played at Hampden or Celtic or Rangers.

 
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Re: Irn Bru Scottish Challenge Cup
08 June, 2018 16:52
It’s their Checkatrade (we give zero f*cks) tournament. Imagine if we had 2 of those competitions this coming season?

 
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hong kong rover (IP Logged)

Re: Irn Bru Scottish Challenge Cup
08 June, 2018 16:59
The TRFC drummers would have had to put down their drums and pick up the bagpipes.. Haggis pie and a nip of scotch in your half time hot beverage and your knackers frozen solid under that kilt.



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hong kong rover (IP Logged)

Re: Irn Bru Scottish Challenge Cup
08 June, 2018 17:43
Peterhead v Sutton Utd, bloody hell that would be a bit of mileage, lol. Peterhead is closer to the coast of Norway than it is to south London.



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Re: Irn Bru Scottish Challenge Cup
08 June, 2018 18:28
Ross County is further. It's north west of Inverness and just the 595 miles or 10 and a half hours drive from Sutton.

 
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Re: Irn Bru Scottish Challenge Cup
08 June, 2018 18:46
Have just been on Wikipedia to read up on the old Anglo-Scottish Cup which I think was the old Texaco Cup. The Anglo-Scottish cup only lasted 6 seasons from 1975 to 1981 and little interest was shown in it. They tried to revive the competition in the 1987/88 season with a direct final between the 1987 FA Cup winners ( Coventry City ) and the 1987 Scottish FA Cup Winners ( St Mirren ) The final was over 2 legs but only 1 leg was played, the 1st leg had such a low attendance that they didn't bother with the 2nd leg and the whole thing was shelved. I actually cant remember it so that shows how meaningless the damn thing must have been.



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hong kong rover (IP Logged)

Re: Irn Bru Scottish Challenge Cup
08 June, 2018 19:10
list of Anglo-Scottish Cup Finals.. all aggregate scores..

1975/76 - Middlesbro 1-0 Fulham

1976/77 - Notts forest 5-1 Leyton Orient

1977/78 - Bristol city 3-2 St Mirren

1978/79 - Burnley 4-2 Oldham Ath

1979/80 - St Mirren 5-1 Bristol City

1980/81 - Chesterfield 2-1 Notts County

1987/88 - Revived competition that failed



NOTE.. English sides dominating the competition with only one Scottish team ever reaching a final, that being St Mirren ( twice. ) Does that prove that Scottish sides didnt give a damn about the competition OR Scottish football is a bag of sh*te?

 
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Re: Irn Bru Scottish Challenge Cup
08 June, 2018 22:27
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Does that prove that Scottish sides didnt give a damn about the competition OR Scottish football is a bag of sh*te?
or both...

 
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Matt34 (IP Logged)

Re: Irn Bru Scottish Challenge Cup
08 June, 2018 23:09
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list of Anglo-Scottish Cup Finals.. all aggregate scores..
1975/76 - Middlesbro 1-0 Fulham

1976/77 - Notts forest 5-1 Leyton Orient

1977/78 - Bristol city 3-2 St Mirren

1978/79 - Burnley 4-2 Oldham Ath

1979/80 - St Mirren 5-1 Bristol City

1980/81 - Chesterfield 2-1 Notts County

1987/88 - Revived competition that failed



NOTE.. English sides dominating the competition with only one Scottish team ever reaching a final, that being St Mirren ( twice. ) Does that prove that Scottish sides didnt give a damn about the competition OR Scottish football is a bag of sh*te?

I think that was called the Texaco cup.



Then I ate his Liver.......... with some baked beans and a can of coke.

 
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hong kong rover (IP Logged)

Re: Irn Bru Scottish Challenge Cup
08 September, 2018 11:28
See that its Borehamwood v Dunfermline and Airdrie v Sutton Utd in the Scottish Challenge cup today.. some might not be interested but I will keep a look out for their scores to see how they get on vs the Scottish sides. If Borehamwood had beaten us at Wembley then our opponents today might well have been a Scottish team, lol.

 
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Re: Irn Bru Scottish Challenge Cup
08 September, 2018 12:00
Introducing Scottish teams to the league cup would make the competition interesting again.

 
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Re: Irn Bru Scottish Challenge Cup
08 September, 2018 12:20
introducing celtic and rangers to the premiership would make english football more interesting

 
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Re: Irn Bru Scottish Challenge Cup
08 September, 2018 12:29
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introducing celtic and rangers to the premiership would make english football more interesting

I do agree with that, but fear if that happened Scottish league football would be pretty dead.

 
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Re: Irn Bru Scottish Challenge Cup
08 September, 2018 12:41
yah, but i dont really care about that lol.

its barely alive as is, and taking away those two would make the scottish game competative for the others.

the glasgow clubs are festering anyway, get em down here

 
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Re: Irn Bru Scottish Challenge Cup
08 September, 2018 12:48
ive just been messin' about on google maps UK and having a look around at some of these Scottish grounds. Dumbartons ground seems to be in the middle of nowhere and right next to this large hill with Dumbarton castle sitting atop of it.. The back end of Albion Rovers main stand looks like some hideously garish and multi coloured Dutch style large pornographic sex shop/warehouse lol.. its worth having a look at some of these smaller Scottish grounds and their locations.

 
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Re: Irn Bru Scottish Challenge Cup
08 September, 2018 12:58
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ive just been messin' about on google maps UK and having a look around at some of these Scottish grounds. Dumbartons ground seems to be in the middle of nowhere and right next to this large hill with Dumbarton castle sitting atop of it.. The back end of Albion Rovers main stand looks like some hideously garish and multi coloured Dutch style large pornographic sex shop/warehouse lol.. its worth having a look at some of these smaller Scottish grounds and their locations.

You sure your not really searching for Dutch style porno warehouses? πŸ˜€

 
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Re: Irn Bru Scottish Challenge Cup
08 September, 2018 12:59
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ive just been messin' about on google maps UK and having a look around at some of these Scottish grounds. Dumbartons ground seems to be in the middle of nowhere and right next to this large hill with Dumbarton castle sitting atop of it.. The back end of Albion Rovers main stand looks like some hideously garish and multi coloured Dutch style large pornographic sex shop/warehouse lol.. its worth having a look at some of these smaller Scottish grounds and their locations.

You sure your not really searching for Dutch style porno warehouses? πŸ˜€

lol , no mate, ive got the cricket on, Honest.

 
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Re: Irn Bru Scottish Challenge Cup
08 September, 2018 13:12
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ive just been messin' about on google maps UK and having a look around at some of these Scottish grounds. Dumbartons ground seems to be in the middle of nowhere and right next to this large hill with Dumbarton castle sitting atop of it.. The back end of Albion Rovers main stand looks like some hideously garish and multi coloured Dutch style large pornographic sex shop/warehouse lol.. its worth having a look at some of these smaller Scottish grounds and their locations.

You sure your not really searching for Dutch style porno warehouses? πŸ˜€

lol , no mate, ive got the cricket on, Honest.

Lol

 
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Matt34 (IP Logged)

Re: Irn Bru Scottish Challenge Cup
08 September, 2018 23:49
Celtic said a few season ago they wanted into English football and were prepared to start out in league 1 if necessary.

A jumped up notion. They'd have a ground that was league ready on the safety standards, so then just like Chester FC and Halifax they should be made to start at NPL league 1 level and it would be the northern section, if they ever got admitted.



Then I ate his Liver.......... with some baked beans and a can of coke.

 
mrGr33n13
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Re: Irn Bru Scottish Challenge Cup
09 September, 2018 00:15
The premiership could just invite them in.

Failing that they can go down the mk Dons route:

Buy a struggling league club

Build them upto premier league

Change name to Celtic

Relocate to Celtic park

Dissolve old celtic

 
Fiftyyearsarover
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Re: Irn Bru Scottish Challenge Cup
13 September, 2018 17:28
Can you imagine Inverness cal v Torquay 2legs .saying that I watched Ebbsfleet v Gateshead last week ,Gateshead drove down on the coach and where driving straight back I reckon close on 750 miles round trip 2 drivers no doubt.,a couple of years ago Torquay players took their cars to Carlisle ,played and straight back .i bet Sunday was a day off


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