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bollingtonblue Posted on 20/11/2015 21:13
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If you want to see how Denny Johnstone is getting on back in his native Scotland he is in the Greenock Morton side playing Stenhousmuir live on BBC Alba now. How's your Gaelic?
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bollingtonblue Posted on 20/11/2015 21:16
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St Mirren not Stenhousmuir, sorry.
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 20/11/2015 21:48
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Finished 1-1, as I predicted.

They will be dancing in the streets of St Mirren at that result.
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Waloc Posted on 20/11/2015 22:50
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It was Raith where they were dancing in the streets. St Mirren is the patron saint of Paisley.
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 21/11/2015 11:10
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The citizens of both Raith and St Mirren are keen on dancing. Not sure what Ian Paisley has to do with it!
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bollingtonblue Posted on 21/11/2015 13:12
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Neither Raith nor St Mirren have citizens. Raith Rovers are from Kirkcaldy in Fife and St Mirren are from Paisley in Renfrewshire just west of Glasgow.
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graham73 Posted on 21/11/2015 14:44
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To say that Paisley is west of Glasgow is like saying that Didsbury is south of Manchester...
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bollingtonblue Posted on 21/11/2015 17:29
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Not exactly as I think Didsbury is a district of Manchester whilst Paisley is a separate town and not part of Glasgow - in the same way that Stockport is not part of Manchester. This is turning in to a geography lesson!
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fossey Posted on 21/11/2015 18:40
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id rather have a night out in paisley than didsbury
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Waloc Posted on 21/11/2015 20:01
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Have you ever had a night out in Paisley??
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 22/11/2015 10:37
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The townsfolk, or citizens or whatever you want to call them, of Raith will most certainly not be dancing in Raith's streets today. Three nil up with 10 minutes to play away at Dumbarton, Raith Rovers contrived to concede three goals. This made the full time score 3-3 and made for a miserable trip back to Raith (I should imagine).
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The_Boss Posted on 22/11/2015 18:38
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I thought the dancing took place in the streets of TNS?!
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bollingtonblue Posted on 22/11/2015 20:25
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Well wouldn't you know.. on Tuesday Raith Rovers (of Kirkcaldy) are playing St Mirren ( of Paisley) in the Scottish Championship.
Denny Johnstone isn't involved as he plays for Morton (of Greenock). [rle]
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 24/11/2015 22:39
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Honours even in Raith, with the visitors grabbing an 89th minute equaliser to make the final score 1-1 and making for a happy trip back to St Mirren for their fans.

Denny Johnstone did not score any goals this evening.
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bollingtonblue Posted on 25/11/2015 12:15
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Just to keep this somewhat peripheral thread going, with the help of Wikipedia ....

The modern Raith Rovers were founded in 1883 in the Scottish town of Kirkcaldy, playing at Robbie's Park. Though there were other teams who incorporated the town name, such as Kirkcaldy Wanderers and Kirkcaldy United, Raith became the most successful of the local teams, winning five trophies in the 1890s. There had been a much earlier (and unrelated) Raith Rovers which merged with what is now Cowdenbeath in 1882. Raith (Scottish Gaelic: rath, "fort" or "fortified residence") once stretched from south of Loch Gelly as far as Kirkcaldy and the Battle of Raith is said to have been fought here in 596 AD. Raith House and Raith Tower sit on Cormie Hill to the west of Kirkcaldy and several parts of the town are built on land formerly of the Raith Estate, although the modern housing estate bearing the Raith name dates from long after the origins of the team.

St. Mirren was formed as a gentlemen's club which included, among other sports, cricket and rugby in the second half of the 19th century. The increasing popularity of football ensured that by 1877 the members had decided to play association football and 1877 is the football club's official foundation date. They are named after Saint Mirin, the founder of a church at the site of Paisley Abbey and Patron Saint of Paisley. There is also a street in Paisley named St. Mirren Street.

And just to keep the tenuous link with Macc Town and Denny Johnstone.....

Morton Football Club was established in 1874. At the club's inaugural meeting, the first recorded words were "that this club be called Morton Football Club". The true reason for the name 'Morton' remains unclear, though the general consensus is that the club was named after the 'Morton Terrace', a row of houses next to the original playing field, where some of the players lived. The name would be altered in 1994 to read 'Greenock Morton Football Club', to celebrate the club's links with its home town, though they are still almost universally referred to as 'Morton'...
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 18/12/2015 16:28
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I notice that Morton are again on the telly on BBC Alba, whatever that might be, tonight with a kick off at 7.45pm.

Morton are at home and the visitors are our friends from Raith, the alliteratively named Raith Rovers. Updates here this evening, if I can find BBC Alba.

Greenock Morton FC might seem a faraway place in a foreign country but is in fact 53 miles closer to the Moss than Truro City FC.
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 18/12/2015 16:33
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Apparently BBC Alba is a digital Gaelic service and can be found on Sky 143, Virgin Media 161 or live BBC Iplayer.
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English_Sam Posted on 18/12/2015 17:19
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I saw Mr Johnstone playing at Ibrox Stadium last Saturday, played fairly well in a 2-2 draw against the Gers.
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mosster Posted on 18/12/2015 17:26
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Don't decry Raith, it's where Slim Jim Baxter started his career. Reckon that he was the best passer of a football I ever saw. Plus he was always good for the latest Monday morning guess what story when I worked in Glasgow.
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English_Sam Posted on 18/12/2015 17:33
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I used to drink in his pub on Paisley Road West. He used to sign his autograph only on bank notes in there.
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 18/12/2015 21:48
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There will be dancing in the streets of Raith tonight as the mighty and alliteratively named Raith Rovers came from a goal down to win 2-1 with a 48th minute equaliser and a 90th minute penalty.

Denny Johnstone played and his industry helped make the Morton goal.

It's the first time I have tried BBC Alba and what a strange set up it is. For large parts of the match there was no sound whether from the Gaelic (I presume) speaking commentators or from the crowd of 1,264 hardy souls who had braved the north British elements for a bit of pre-Christmas footy. I gather that Gaelic is some sort of local lingo, but as they all speak adequate English, what's the point and why is the licence payers money frittered away on things like this?
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bollingtonblue Posted on 19/12/2015 02:46
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RonI, there are about 57,000 Gaelic speakers in Scotland, mostly in the Outer Hebrides. BBC Alba is the BBCs contribution to the positive efforts to encourage the growth of this threatened UK language. Why they choose to show live Scottish Championship football is another question but I do know that some of my friends north of the border (who do not speak Gaelic) appreciate the live footy. Mind you that League is about National North standard!
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macchiavelli Posted on 19/12/2015 10:42
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According to a BBC report I read, there are 54,000 Polish speakers in Scotland.

Legia Warsaw v Widzew Lodz on the telly, maybe?[smi]
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bollingtonblue Posted on 19/12/2015 11:23
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I wonder how many Scottish Gaelic speakers speak Polish?
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macchiavelli Posted on 19/12/2015 12:00
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Now that would make for an interesting TV channel!
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 19/12/2015 12:27
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More to the point, how many of the citizens or townsfolk, or whatever you want to call them, of either Morton or Raith can speak Scotch Gaelic? Not many, I'll be bound.

This to me seems to be typical of the BBC and its attitude to England and to sport. Faced with broadcasting this exciting match with an English commentary intelligible to over one thousand million of the global population, it plumps for a Gaelic one with a potential audience of 57,000 sheep shearers living on the island of Muck.
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bollingtonblue Posted on 19/12/2015 13:01
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The Isle of Muck only has a population of about 30 and as far as I know non of them speak Gaelic. Raith is not a town and Raith Rovers is the football team of Kirkcaldy in Fife.
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bollingtonblue Posted on 19/12/2015 13:28
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There are about 9,500 Gaelic speakers in Glasgow according to the latest census.
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 24/01/2016 08:37
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Another chance to see Denny in action tomorrow, when Rangers make the lengthy journey across Scotland to the town of Morton for a Scottish Championship match, which is to be broadcast (with English commentary) on BT Sports 1.
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crazyjoe Posted on 24/01/2016 08:50
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Lol I assume your comment is tongue in cheek Ron as Greenock is just down the M8.[:D]
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jefft Posted on 24/01/2016 09:16
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Well, I've learned a lot on here today! just hoping for the appropriate and related pub quiz questions now...
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 12/02/2016 20:30
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In the absence of any English footie on the telly, I find myself watching the north British encounter between Dundee (famous for cake and jam) and St Johnstone (a town not famous for anything, as far as I can see).

Surely it can only be a matter of time before we see Denny play for the town from which his name is derived. One can imagine the P.A. announcer (if he's anything like the one at the Moss) shrieking after a Denny goal, "He was born in St Johnstone. He lives in St Johnstone. He plays for St Johnstone. And he's called St Denny Johnstone." Magic!
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maccman Posted on 12/02/2016 22:19
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I can only assume you know that St Johnstone play in the city of Perth ! Anyone who's ever travelled up the A9 to the highlands drove right past the ground.
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graham73 Posted on 13/02/2016 00:14
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McDiarmid Park, named after the farmer who gave them the land.
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 13/02/2016 00:19
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I think you'll find that Perth Glory is the team which represents the city of Perth. One of their players is Alex Grant, an ex-Silkman and ex-teammate of Denny.
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 13/02/2016 06:48
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Perth Glory with Alex Grant are away at Sydney FC this morning. They are 1 goal up after 25 mins.
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English_Sam Posted on 13/02/2016 10:30
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Ronnie do you have insomnia

Only one show in town in Scottish fitba.

WATP
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 14/02/2016 08:38
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One has to rise early to watch top class Australian footie.

I see that Denny got the opening goal in yesterday's encounter with Dumbarton, which ended 2-9 to Morton.
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 15/02/2016 21:29
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Talking of Scottish football, I see that Inverness are playing Aberdeen tonight and that the Thistle have Ross Draper and Carl Tremarco within their ranks. The latter (Tremarco) has both been booked and has scored. It's now 3-1 for Inverness with 5 mins to go.
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 20/02/2016 10:46
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Alex Grant again on the telly today as Perth Glory take on Brisbane Roar.
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macchiavelli Posted on 20/02/2016 12:12
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Could we hire out our lion? [;)]
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 20/02/2016 13:45
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A nine goal thriller is western Oz, with the Perth Glory coming out 6-3 winners. No danger of rain stopping play there.
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 24/02/2016 10:08
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Denny in action tonight when he and his teammates make the journey from Morton to Hibernian, wherever that might be. Not on the telly as far as I can gather.
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macchiavelli Posted on 24/02/2016 12:15
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Seriously Ron, you didn't know that Hibs and Hearts are based in Edinburgh? I'll take that as tongue in cheek. You really should get out more.
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bollingtonblue Posted on 24/02/2016 12:28
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But which was traditionally the catholic and which the protestant club?
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bollingtonblue Posted on 24/02/2016 12:32
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Just to bring this thread back to where it started. Denny Johnstone is now on his fourth loan club from Birmingham. He started with Macc and then had a loan spell at Cheltenham, then Burton Albion and now has played 23 games for Greenock Morton scoring 7 goals - not exactly prolific!
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atrueBLUE Posted on 24/02/2016 14:24
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I'd bet my life on the fact he'll be playing in the conference (If he's lucky) by 2017.
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macchiavelli Posted on 24/02/2016 14:25
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I wish he'd scored those 7 goals for us. It would have made him our 2nd highest league scorer behind Dennis, and probably have gleaned us a few extra points in the process.

I'm not having a dig at Sampson here, just comparing the likely player in a similar position, but I think Jack has got something like 2 in 16 league games.
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bollingtonblue Posted on 24/02/2016 22:19
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He scored one of Morton's three goals tonight at Hibs for their first win at Easter Road since 1982.
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English_Sam Posted on 25/02/2016 07:36
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Much appreciated Denny Thanks [fb]
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 27/02/2016 13:27
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Denny and his teammates from the fair city of Morton once AGAIN must make the long trek to Raith, whose citizens are famously keen on dancing in Raith's picturesque cobbled streets.

The previous two encounters this season between these giants of the north British game of association football have ended 2-1 to the alliteratively named side, and one wonders why any more games between the two sides should be necessary. But by 5pm we shall know if Denny and his pals can upset the form book.
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graham73 Posted on 27/02/2016 21:41
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Alas the legend that is Denny Johnstone failed to notch today, in a 3-2 thriller at Stark's Park and thus dancing commenced around the 89th minute.

Given the name of the Morton goalscorer, one assumes that the tunes were provided by Elvis Costello [;)]
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 05/03/2016 18:29
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Good news for those following the fortunes of ex-Silkman Denny, as he and his teammates, including Elvis Costello, are playing Celtic tomorrow and the match is to be shown on Sky Sports 2. Let's hope it's going to be as exciting as today's match at Moss Lane.
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 06/03/2016 12:49
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Not looking good for Denny and Elvis, Morton are 3-0 down at half-time.
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 11/03/2016 20:24
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Denny has found his shooting boots this evening, scoring the first goal in Morton's visit to a club called 'Rangers', wherever that might be.
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bollingtonblue Posted on 11/03/2016 21:12
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Rangers are from a place called Ibrox.
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English_Sam Posted on 12/03/2016 09:30
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Was there last night, scored right in front of me at Copland Road end
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 15/03/2016 20:12
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Denny Johnstone quite literally on fire tonight in Morton's home match with Queen of the South (no idea where they might be from), with two goals to his credit in the first 22 minutes of the encounter.
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bollingtonblue Posted on 15/03/2016 20:19
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Queen of the South are supported by Doonhammers from Dumfries (not a kind of chip).
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boomer22 Posted on 15/03/2016 21:45
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Spent a lot of time in Dumfries mate of mine there who fishes the Nith had a few salmon from it. Queens are on a par with Macc and play in blue.
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bollingtonblue Posted on 16/03/2016 10:06
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Denny is now 4th= top scorer in the Scottish Championship with 11 goals.
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 19/03/2016 18:32
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Another goal for Denny today in Morton's 4-1 thrashing of Alloa (no idea if that's a real place) and two goals for his teammate, Elvis.
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macchiavelli Posted on 19/03/2016 19:12
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I note that Ross Draper was on target for Caley Thistle today as well.
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 25/03/2016 17:17
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I note that once again Denny and his Morton chums are entertaining the team which represents the city/township of Raith. This will be the fourth encounter this season between the two sides, with the alliteratively named Raith Rovers holding the bragging rights, having won all three of the previous encounters.

Best of luck Denny, you'll need it.
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 26/03/2016 13:12
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For those who can't get to Morton this afternoon there are three (3) ex-Silkmen displaying their 'talents' on BT Sport's live match this lunchtime.

Waide Fairhurst and Hamza Bencherif for the Shaymen and Tim Deasy for the Alty Robins. 0-0 so far and proving to be a classic bottom of the table encounter.
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thick_skin Posted on 26/03/2016 18:48
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....don't forget James Bolton - and he was sent off!
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macchiavelli Posted on 26/03/2016 19:12
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And Alty STILL lost, against 10 men! [:D]
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 26/03/2016 19:39
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Apologies for missing out James Bolton. Who'd have thought that Halifax would be at the wrong end of the table with so many ex-Silkmen in their squad.

Another bad day in Morton for Denny with another thrashing at the hands or feet of the dancing Rovers of Raith.
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 09/04/2016 16:12
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Denny has found his shooting boots again with his 16th goal of the season for Morton, putting them level at 1-1 with Livingston.
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bollingtonblue Posted on 10/04/2016 10:38
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Livingston is a town in Africa just waiting to be discovered I presume?
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 12/04/2016 08:48
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I have done some research into this and Livingston, despite its name, is not in Africa but in a place called West Lothian.

I have no idea where West Lothian is, possibly the Isle of Muck, but I do know that there is a West Lothian Question.
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bollingtonblue Posted on 12/04/2016 10:17
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West Lothian is just to the west of Midlothian and considerably further west than East Lothian.
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 01/05/2016 08:10
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Denny, Elvis and their Morton teammates travel to Falkirk for their final game of the season. I assume that Denny will then be going back to Birmingham City.
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VoiceofReason99 Posted on 01/05/2016 11:17
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Where's that?
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 01/05/2016 14:32
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Birmingham is town near Dudley in the Midlands.

Alas and alack for Denny et al, the season fizzled out with a 1-0 defeat in the Scottish Lowlands (possibly near Loch Lomond) at the hands of Falkirk.
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bollingtonblue Posted on 01/05/2016 16:04
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And so we say farewell to this enlightening Geography lesson of Scotland and greet the Black Country.
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 01/05/2016 16:23
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Who knows where Denny will end up next season.
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 01/06/2016 15:14
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It seems that three clubs north of the border are interested in our favourite ex-Silkman, Denny Johnstone, but Birmingham's new gaffer may not be keen to release him from his Brummie contract.

If Denny does stay in Scotland, I hope (of the three) that it is Dundee United, the one that is easy to find on the map.

Link: Where next?
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graham73 Posted on 01/06/2016 22:42
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Kilmarnock might be in with a shout: I wonder if Lee Clark managed him at Birmingham at all?

Kilmarnock is a town in Ayrshire, famous for its literary connections - the McIlvanney brothers, William and his journalist brother, Hugh, come from the town and much earlier Burns spent time in Kilmarnock, possibly with or without his pal, Souter Johnnie.

Denny might seek Premiership football - he wouldn't get that with either the Hibees or the Arabs.
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bollingtonblue Posted on 01/06/2016 22:51
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Any chance we could have Denny back for a long loan period?
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chelmo Posted on 28/06/2016 14:25
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it appears that Dennys Scottish Adventure is over, as he's signed for league 2 Colchester united.
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macchiavelli Posted on 28/06/2016 14:27
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From one end of the disunited kingdom to the other.
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 13/08/2016 16:05
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Denny warming the Colchester bench as likewise Dennis the Menace is doing the same at Chesterfield. Up in Scotland, however, a club called Inverness CT is fielding three (3) ex-Silkmen, one of which, Scott Boden, has scored. Inverness 1 Ross 2 at half time.
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 13/08/2016 16:25
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And Ross Draper scores to equalise 2-2.
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 13/08/2016 16:41
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And Denny gets one for Colchester.
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londonroadblues Posted on 13/08/2016 17:18
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are you living in the past ron??? how many did steve wood score today??
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 13/08/2016 17:31
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No.

As many as Dennis the Menace.
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 05/11/2016 16:12
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Our two favourite ex-Silkmen, Kristian Dennis and Denny Johnstone face each other in today's FA Cup clash at Colchester. Both started, neither has scored as yet, with the Spireites leading 2-1.
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bollingtonblue Posted on 05/11/2016 21:31
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Neither scored and Dennis was substitutes on 81 mins.
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RoweyOnTheWing Posted on 14/02/2017 20:07
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Denny just scored for Colchester against Crawley, Jeff Stelling on Sky Sports remarked it was his first goal in I believe 24 games
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 09/08/2017 17:48
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For those of us still following the career of former Silkman favourite, Denny J, he and his Colchester teammates will be at home tonight against the Villa. The match is televised on SKY Sports and Denny is 9/1 to get the first goal, and 400/1 to get the first goal in a Colchester 3-1 victory. (Villa are rubbish, but whether they are that rubbish remains to be seen).

For the connoisseur of north British football, BT Sports has the Dundee derby which should be a cracker, although obviously without Big Denny.
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 09/08/2017 21:25
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DJ now on as sub in the 82nd minute with Colchester 2-1 down. Can Denny do it?
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saltpie Posted on 09/08/2017 21:48
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Ex Silkman Ryan Jackson also a team mate of Dennys .
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 25/08/2017 06:25
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Just as we thought we would no longer need our Scottish maps to follow the exploits of young Denny, the ex-Silkmen striker moves on a season long loan to the beautiful city of St Johnstone.

As mentioned above I can imagine the PA man screaming after a Denny goal, he was born in St Johnstone, he plays for St Johnstone, he's (almost) called St Johnstone and he's scored for St Johnstone.

Link: Denny's new club
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bollingtonblue Posted on 25/08/2017 08:07
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I used to live in Perth for 4 years in my mid 20s and watched St Johnstone at their old Muirton Park ground which was sold to Asda. The town is about the same size as Macclesfield yet they now get gates three times our size in their all seater McDiarmid Stadium. I think Denny comes from nearby Crieff.
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macchiavelli Posted on 25/08/2017 09:22
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Fairly close to Dundee, but not surrounded by the likes of City, United, Liverpool, Everton, Stoke, etc. as we are, to squeeze their gates.

The odd home game against Rangers, Celtic, Hibs, Hearts, etc., probably doesn't do any harm to their attendances either.
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boomer22 Posted on 25/08/2017 11:42
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Yes Paddy would have a field day with that one.
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 13/11/2017 17:53
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Question on today (Monday 13 November) The Chase:-

Which of these Scottish football teams is named after the town in which it plays?

A. St. Mirren
B. Kilmarnock
C. Raith Rovers

The contestant (33 year old fireman from Yorkshire) went for A. St. Mirren and the Chaser (Shaun Wallace) went for C. Raith Rovers. Just shows how tricky Scottish football can be.
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bollingtonblue Posted on 13/11/2017 20:26
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I see that Denny Johnstone has left Colchester on loan to Perth based St Johnstone. So he has made the Scottish Premier League and returned to his home county of Perthshire.
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boomer22 Posted on 13/11/2017 22:30
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Lovely part of the world holidayed there in July and great salmon fishing in the Tay. However not difficult to get in the Prem as our own ex-players have proved.
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HurdsfieldBlue Posted on 16/12/2017 16:21
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Scored his first goal for St.Johnstone today
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 27/12/2017 23:44
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And tonight gets another goal for the club (St. Johnstone) from which he takes his surname, this time away in the picturesque city of Ross in a 1-1 draw.
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cookie75 Posted on 28/12/2017 06:18
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And Denny Johnstone goes for a poo! Remarkable this thread continues, move on
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bollingtonblue Posted on 28/12/2017 09:17
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RonI...which county is Ross in? I think it is Ross-shire.
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 28/12/2017 09:48
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BB, that seems to be not an unreasonable assumption.
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macchiavelli Posted on 28/12/2017 10:23
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It was surely a natural move for Mr Draper, moving to his eponymous county.
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 02/01/2018 13:52
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Denny not in action today but his old club from the quaint Scottish City of Morton is in action today hosting St Mirren, and more to the point it is on the box.

So time to brush up one's Gaelic as it is on BBC Alba with a 3 pm kick off as apparently today it is a public holiday in Scotland (something to do with daylight saving I believe).
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bollingtonblue Posted on 02/01/2018 15:21
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Ron .. have you ever been to Greenock? Quaint is not the adjective that comes to my mind!
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 02/01/2018 15:35
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I've driven through it on my way to a sailing holiday from Inverkip but that was over 30 years ago and it might have gone downhill since then.

On the footballing front, not only have Morton lost Denny they have also lost Elvis to Dunfermline (not a real place I assume) and as a result they look quite poor. At the moment after 35 mins its Morton ) St Mirren 1.

TBH for second tier footie it's pretty awful.
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graham73 Posted on 10/02/2018 14:56
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At a loose end in Edinburgh. I have decided to keep Ron up to speed on Denny’s progress.

Am currently at Tynecastle for Hearts v St (Denny) Johnstone. If he notches, I will keep Mr Ipstone informed.

He starts on the bench...
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cookie75 Posted on 10/02/2018 21:17
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Seriously this thread is still going..........did anyone actually watch this guy play? This must be a joke!
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bollingtonblue Posted on 10/02/2018 21:36
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Yes I saw him play for us a couple of times and was disappointed that he did not stay.
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 10/02/2018 22:32
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Denny was, is and always will be a Silkmen legend. If Birmingham City had not recalled him from loan to Macc only to lend him out to Cheltenham, then I have no doubt Macc would now be in the Football League.

I see that Denny came on after 26 minutes today but was unable to score for his home town of St Johnstone.
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MacclesfieldTownFC Posted on 11/02/2018 07:30
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I’ve never understood this thread.

He made 9 appearances for us, 5 starting and 4 from the bench.

He only scored 3 goals for us!!

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bollingtonblue Posted on 11/02/2018 09:31
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MTFC...I suggest this thread is very tounge in cheek and is primarily for those who have some interest in Scottish geography and football.
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graham73 Posted on 12/02/2018 09:13
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Denny's introduction was tactical and reinvigorated his home town team. Of St.Johnstone. In Perth.

However, he faded, with the standout features his red boots and attempt to start a ruck with ten minutes to go and the Saints 3-0 down. Which says a lot about his impact on the game...

The quality of fayre on display wasn't any better than League 1 at best, and probably League 2. I'd rather have been at the Moss.
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park_lane_special Posted on 12/02/2018 09:53
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I hadn't realised that Denny was from Dumfries, home of Queen of the South. I usually manage to take in a game or two at Palmerston Park during summer holiday trips up the A75. It is like an alternate reality Moss experience. Similar shaped ground. Similar strip. Similar second half sag where rubbish opposition may get a foothold. Similar rubbish weather. More seagulls and of course astro turf are there to remind you that you are on the south coast of Scotland.

I like to think that Denny is a Doonhamer at heart and of course if I manage to see him on one of my wife-dodging forays I will report back on this thread.

Or, better still, make a smart phone tribute film for Denny along the lines of "Johnstone, un portrait du 21e siècle."
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Ron_Ipstone Posted on 18/02/2018 16:41
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Denny sitting on the bench this afternoon, as his teammates from St Johnstone take on an outfit called "Celtic". 0-0 with about 10 mins to go.

On BBC is a Macc legend of yesteryear, Jim McNulty finds himself as the rock upon which Keith Hill has built the Rochdale defence. Dale 0 Spurs 0 after 40 pulsating minutes of action.
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Andrew_J97 Posted on 20/02/2018 02:36
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Why does this thread keep appearing? He played for us years ago and was shocking. Move on.
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Nigel_Shaws_Right_Boot Posted on 20/02/2018 07:09
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Have you listened to JAs recent interviews?
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