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Sons 1 Rovers 0

A grand day out.

Ferncake and I started the day by meeting our pal and Rovers official Patrick Rolink for lunch. Later we were joined by Rovers director John Caulfield. Patrick is quite a character. As well as being a great stand up comic, he’s also got a great interest in the community and does work for various charities. He has stood twice as an independent for parliament but these days is a supporter of the SNP.

He told us about the time he stood against Helen Liddell in Airdrie and Shotts. Pat had a Land Rover with a huge tannoy on top which could be heard for about three miles. Sitting in the house one day he heard Helen Liddell’s election car going by with the voice of the beehive herself saying “I’m your Labour candidate Helen Liddell vote for me!” Quickly Pat jumped in the Land Rover and followed her.

The following was broadcast on tannoy

HL > “Hello I’m Helen Liddell your Labour candidate”


Patrick in action.

Pat > “She’s here to remind you what she looks like because you haven’t seen her since the last election!”

Of course Pat was telling us about some of his recent gigs and a few of his gags. One was regarding the lesbian couple who recently got IVF treatment “It turned out their fertility problems resulted from wearing their dungarees too tight”

Apparently he got pelters from some quarters for that one.

Anyway Pat is taking part in the Magners Comedy Festival in Glasgow and next Saturday (14th March) he’s appearing at the State Bar in Glasgow at 9:30 pm, providing he can overcome the anorexia in time!

Tickets are £6 and available from SECxtra online or by phoning 0870 0135464.

And so to the game.

Scorer Pat Boyle

Sons continued with their 3-5-2/5-3-2 formation which can be very effective going forward. When defending I feel it is a bit harem-scarem especially if you come up against a good attacking team.

The game was a hard fought if rather scrappy affair and although before the game I thought there might be a few goals, by half time and with the score at 0-0 it looked increasingly like one goal would settle the match.

And so it turned out in a second half which saw Sons move up a gear. Rovers will I’m sure be left to ponder defensive errors which led to the goal but Sons Andy Geggan put in a superb ball for Pat Boyle to slot away what turned out to be the winner.

Results elsewhere meant that if Sons can win their home match v bottom club Elgin on Tuesday, they’ll be second top and once again in touch with leaders Cowdenbeath who lost at Berwick yesterday.


3 Responses

  1. “Results elsewhere meant that if Sons can win their home match v bottom club Elgin on Tuesday, they’ll be second top”

    Not quite, Rab, if the Shire also beat the wee Rovers.

  2. Aye, Helen Liddell indeed. Is the Catherine Deveuve of Chapelhall still in the Antipodes hectoring dingos ?

  3. Jack,

    No need to worry, we had a word with the Rovers contingent and they’ve assured us they’ll cuff the Shire!

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