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Not for the first time, thanks to Rob at Fleet of Worlds who directs me to totally lookslike.com where one finds part of the explanation for the former Soviet Union’s troubles.

Borat                                                                             Stalin

Borat                                                       Stalin


Spam Scam

I do wonder at stuff like this. It just arrived in my inbox. The only thing I’ve changed is the login whch was a hyperlink (not that I’m suggesting any readers here would be so foolish -oh no!). There was a zip file attached presumably with a mock up flight ticket and very possibly a virus. Does anyone fall for stuff like this?

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To use your ticket, simply print it on a color printed, and you are set to take off for the journey!

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Queen of the South 1-2 Nordsjaelland

Sean O’Connor celebrates his historic goal for Queens.

After their quite remarkable run to the Scottish Cup final last season, Queen of the South last night played in European competition for the first time in their history. If they were looking for a wee bit of good fortune then they were, I’m sure, disappointed. Having had to switch the tie to Airdrie’s Broomfield because of stadium regulations, the game was in doubt because of flash floods and generally foul weather. This also meant that traffic was delayed and many fans were still on their way or queuing outside at kick off.

As for the game itself, a defensive blunder led to a corner and Queens going 1-0 down within two minutes. To their credit Queens fought back and equalised only to have their good work cancelled out  two minutes later with a soft goal from the Danes. Despite playing well in the second half the Dumfries side couldn’t find a way through the well organised Nordsjaelland defence.

I don’t think historically a Scottish side has progressed in Europe after losing the first leg. It would be remarkable indeed if the Doonhamers were to score a first on that front. Still well done to them they have got where they are through sound financial management and good footballing decisions. They are a role model for other smaller clubs looking for that elusive path to improvement.