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Lowland League Team / A great comeback
« Last post by ErnSal on November 12, 2020, 06:00:31 PM »
I didnít see our glorious comeback against the Shire but  I read the details on the twitter feed. To go 2-0 down at the beginning of the second half and then to stage a three goal comeback is an achievement that the team should be proud of. Victories against the Shire or Berwick Rangers are, for me, very special because these are both teams that have graced the Scottish league for many years. They might not be as good as past teams but they are still teams with a lengthy and admirable tradition. We are newcomers to Scottish football creating our own traditions and history. One major trophy already in our cabinet: the Lowland League Cup. (Hmm.....do we have a trophy cabinet or am I only speaking metaphorically?)
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Lowland League Team / An honourable draw
« Last post by ErnSal on October 31, 2020, 05:59:02 PM »
I followed todayís game on twitter and getting a draw away from home against a very good side such as Bonnyrigg is a welcome result after our disappointing defeat to BSC. Having said that when we went a goal up and then Bonnyrigg were reduced to 10 men things were looking good but it wasnít to be. However, I think an honourable draw was appropriate today because of the sad passing of Bonnyriggís most famous former player, Sean Connery.
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Lowland League Team / The perfect victory Scotland style
« Last post by ErnSal on October 24, 2020, 09:27:09 PM »
Colts 3 Uni of Edinburgh 0
Great to see the Colts notching up their first league victory of the season. Many posts ago I mentioned that an Italian journalist once claimed that the perfect victory was 1-0. I think that claim summed up the Italian style of football many years ago when the best sides found one moment of weakness and pounced. After that they defended their 1-0 lead. It occurred to me that here in Scotland the perfect score is 3-0. It marks a convincing victory without humiliating the opposition, provides plenty of goals and brings satisfaction to the goalkeeper and defence in keeping a clean sheet. Letís hope we can have a few more perfect victories this season, although I would be prepared to settle for any victory.
Forza Colts! Come on the Colts!
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Lowland League Team / Reassuring highlights
« Last post by ErnSal on October 15, 2020, 05:37:20 PM »
Good to see the highlights of the game against Stirling Uni. It was reassuring for two reasons: firstly Colts had some really good spells of football and from what I could see they played better than in their opening game; secondly, the penalty that gave the Uni team the lead was the result of the misguided changes to the handball rule. It seems obvious to me and no doubt to many other lovers of the beautiful game that the handball rule needs to be returned to how it was previously. Only deliberate handball deserves to be penalised and we can trust our referees to make that judgement even with the knowledge that they will sometimes be mistaken.
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Lowland League Team / Suspense through twitter
« Last post by ErnSal on October 14, 2020, 02:06:02 PM »
I donít actually have a twitter account but thankfully I can view the Colts twitter account which meant I could keep up to date with goals scored and yellow and red cards during last nightís game. I donít know how well we played but we seemed to be in the same situation as at the weekend when we scored a late goal and then tried to get the equaliser in the closing minutes. I do remember in our first season the opening results didnít go our way despite some good football but we went onto take fourth position at the end of the season. Of course, since then the league has grown stronger with some famous names joining us such as East Stirlingshire and Berwick Rangers. It would certainly be a great achievement for us this season if we could challenge at the top. Every game from now on will be crucial because the top teams donít lose many games.
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Lowland League Team / A disappointing start
« Last post by ErnSal on October 11, 2020, 08:27:34 PM »
It was good to be able to watch Coltís opening game through Boínessís streaming service. Good quality and for free although there was no commentator available to apologise for the swearing (lol) and no need for us to hear about the player off camera who couldnít play because of a groin problem. To be honest, these were welcome distractions from a very scrappy first half. Only in the second half when Colts went a goal down did they begin to play some good football and when they went two goals down they began to play the passing game that we supporters are more used to seeing. Then came the goal for Colts that gave us a glimmer of hope but it wasnít to be. It will probably take some time for the new players to bond with the regulars to form a cohesive unit but the last twenty minutes certainly provided grounds for optimism. Looking forward to our first home game even if it is only through a live stream.
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Lowland League Team / New Season Begins
« Last post by ErnSal on October 10, 2020, 01:44:09 PM »
Looking forward to the new season despite everything. I do hope that we get to see most games through streaming until the very welcome day when we fans can return to the stadiums.
Our first game this afternoon and we take on the newcomers to the league, Boíness United.
Letís hope itís a great game. Good luck to the Colts. The 20/21 season begins.
Forza Colts!
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Lowland League Team / NL Broadwood Cup
« Last post by ErnSal on October 03, 2020, 02:10:43 PM »
The NL Broadwood Cup. A great idea. I hope it does become an annual event. I was thinking of all the NL teams that could take part in a future tournament. Apart from Colts and Clyde there could be Airdrie, Albion Rovers and Caledonian Braves.
I managed to see the highlights of Colts two games: a narrow defeat to Stirling Albion and a welcome 3-1 victory over St Mirren. Good to see some familiar faces back in action as well as some new recruits. Iím looking forward to the new season but the sooner we fans can return the better. Anyway, whatever happens I hope we have a great season.
Forza Colts!
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Lowland League Team / Opportunity knocks
« Last post by ErnSal on August 31, 2020, 06:32:32 PM »
Two ideas occurred to me during these strange and unpredictable times:

1) Contact Lionel Messi. It seems to me that Messi could find himself in Limbo if Barcelona fail to release him from his contract and he continues to show no interest in playing for the club. Obviously, no major team can sign him while he is still under contract to Barcelona but it seems to me that Lionel Messi with his love of football and his desire to keep fit might consider a move to Cumbernauld Colts. He would be guaranteed regular playing time.

2) Also, When the new season begins we should consider enhancing our Colts TV coverage with crowd sounds. If itís good enough for the English Premiership then itís good enough for us. Although, come to think of it, if Messi does take up our offer and the fans can return then we wonít need added crowd sounds. 😁

Hmm....I think all this confinement is beginning to take its toll on me.
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Lowland League Team / Kirwan will be missed
« Last post by ErnSal on August 05, 2020, 02:28:30 PM »
Sad to see the departure of Richard Kirwan. I have fond memories of the first couple of seasons in the Lowland league when my son and grandsons enjoyed watching the way in which Richard Kirwan and Stephen OíNeill combined so effectively down the left flank to create and complete so many crucial goals for the Colts. Kirwan has an amazing acceleration and pace that left many an opposition player bewildered and beaten. Every season since the Colts began playing in the Lowland league my son and I would be disappointed if we discovered Kirwan or OíNeill were not in the starting eleven. East Kilbride have certainly signed a great player. I hope he does well except when playing against the Colts. 🙂
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