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neil "croogan" Moffat 
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Gentleman, the end of season paint balling war has now been booked for the 30th June at the broom from 11.00 am. Should have been £35 a head but due to fines money etc, we should be able to bring the price down to £25 ph. List will be up in the RC from thurs so any budding soldiers who fancies their chances or basically anyone who wants to do over steve kelly get your names down. All money to be paid on the day.

croogan muff:
forgot 2 mention about bringing some beer tokens as we'll meet up in the club afterwards for a pre ROM sesh

Stormin Norman Schwarzkop:
Steve Kelly will be armed to the teeth and follows his US marine training of 'shoot first ask questions later' implicitly. This makes him a very dangerous foe and very hard to do over young croogan.

C. Candis - Troy:
I might be forced to employ the tactics instilled in all Warmanbie Scouts by the late Major Duncan RM(SBS) - yer a' deid!
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Colin Warrick 
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Tickets going quickly for the Presentation night and Ceilidh. So please get your ticket sooner rather than later.

Robbie Shepherd:
How would a member of the public who wished to attend the aforesaid event obtain a ticket if they did not have access to Mr Choco's mobile number or email address.
Are they available at all good retail outlets - or behind the bar?
What say you tell us old bean.

Colin Warrick:
If you ask behind the bar they will quite happily give you the relevant phone number
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Don 
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Monday, 7. May 2007 14:09  1276">Write a 

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A reminder that the Players' Player of the Year (for both 1st XV and 2nd XV)will be voted for on the evening of 19th May at the Ceilidh. Anyone who has played for these teams may vote (even if it was a cameo appearance as a replacement). Let's have a high turn-out of players.
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Early notification. Autumn Tests are Scotland v Ireland, Aug 11th, 2.30, and South Africa Aug 25th, 5pm. Prices £30, £20 and £10, with concessions (OAP,Student & U18)at £15, £10 and £5.

Applications have to be with SRU by July 7th, so cut off date will be before that. Clubs get to keep 25% commission for these.

Notice will be in clubhouse in due course.

Hairy:
Tonight Matthew I am going to be - PISHED!
buy me a drink i'll gve you my opinion on any subject except affairs of the heart. Baz has worn me out on that one!

haagen daagen:
Will ye have a cake or a meringue?
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Liam Gallacherrrrr 
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Today is gonna be the day that gonna throw it back to you, by now you should have somehow realised what you've gotta do, I dont believe that anybody feels the way I do, about you now.....
Backbeat the word is on the street that the fire in your heart is out, I"m sure you've heard it all before but you've never really had a doubt, I don't believe that anybody feels the way I do about you now...

Lector:
Hmm, interesting point Mr G, but despite the fact that some of your acolytes have wrongly supposed that your doctrines have relieved them of the need to justify a belief in an apparent symbiosis , Bewwy is right to suggest that the “jauntily unphilosophical" way in which your most popular song writing simply ignores the Wittgensteinian dilemmas is disappointing, and explains why its explanations of the sources of societal belief are so jejune. Could this explain the, almost, acrobatic volte-face with regards to your feelings about the person in question? I think this debate will surely run and run, what do others think?

Amazed:
Lector, You and jimmy lupton must have some great chats in the van when you're on your tea break!

Lector:
Unfortunately, conversations between James and myself rarely ascend above the musings of inveterate purveyors of the scatological, reminiscent of ‘Derek and Clive’ and accompanied by in-depth accounts of the picaresque adventures of the aforesaid James.
It is quite frustrating that I can find no colleagues, or indeed friends, with which I can converse freely about those subjects that are so dear to my heart, such as poetry, ballet, modern art and old tractors.
We did try to complete the cryptic crossword from the SUN one lunchtime but James lost interest and sought solace in his well thumbed copy of ‘Razzle’ magazine. I’m sure it was one of mine but I held my tongue, he is the boss after all.
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Don Barty 
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There will be an important meeting in the Clubhouse on Tuesday 15th May at 8.30pm for all existing coaches and any others who would be willing to become involved in some way with either coaching or assisting with the various tasks involved in running and organising teams.

No experience required - any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Past coaches who have "had a rest" would be most welcome in order that we can develop more teams at Youth level.
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Don 
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At Tuesday's Players' Meeting, nominations were put forward for next year's Captains and Vice-Captains. These will, of course, have to be officially approved at the AGM on 22nd June.
1st XV Captain - Paul Carruthers
1st XV Vice-Captain - Colin Warrick
2nd XV Captain - Kieran Watret
2nd XV Vice Captain - Gavin Lynch
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Monday, 30. April 2007 22:54  1269">Write a 

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was just wondering what the tally was for sending offs and sin bin this season? i know big andy got a red but cant think of any body else that got sent off, i know cash got his 1st ever yellow card in 30 yeras of rugby.
so it would be good to see who the bad boys are

Don:
Our disciplinary record has been pretty good this season.
1st XV - 3 yellow cards - Steve Kelly, Neil Moffat, Niall Smith.
2nd XV - 1 red card - Andy Graham - 5 yellow cards - Neil Bell, Graeme Hogg, Neil Halliday, Ian Thorburn (twice)

Hairy:
All the Neils
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Colin Warrick 
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Monday, 30. April 2007 15:11  1268">Write a 

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Tickets now available for the Ceilidh & Presentation night on Saturday 19th May @ 7.00pm in Annan Academy Hall, Tickets cost £15 and are available from me. Dont leave it too late as there is only a limited number available.
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Don 
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Sunday, 29. April 2007 21:05  1267">Write a 

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I didn't expect to be back from Dalkeith to watch the game - but I was, and it was a privilege to be there for Billy's farewell appearance and all the banter in the Clubhouse afterwards. Try of the match? For me - Graeme Hogg's tremendous finish of an exciting move.
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For all you who have signed to PC's stag do- myself and Bazz now require the final £100 ASAP. The players meeting on Tuesday night will be an ideal opportunity to cough up the coin. You are not allowed to get excited until you pay.
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Gus 
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Saturday, 28. April 2007 16:33  1265">Write a 

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Scores on the doors
Annan 1sts 95 v Allan Glens 0
Dalziel 27 v Annan 2nds 5

PC:
14 tries (1 particularly awesome) 11 conversions and 1 penalty.

Pud:
Man of the match goes to Ian Gilmour for keeping up with the score. Try of the match obviously goes to PC for his 80 yard dash, in all honestly I think that is the best league try you have ever scored mate. Player of the year to my good self- I was truely awesome in the 1 1/2 games I played.
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I liked the one were billy joined the opposition huddle & had their captain yelling at him & telling him what he was going to do to that big lanky Annan 2nd row!!!!!

Bobski:
Hopefully the words 'uppus' and 'downus' will be entered into the dictionary in honour of Billy's work in the lineouts over the past years

Andy:
who can forget the £5 note with Shade Monroe after the GHK game but my favourite is from the Sunday after Onny's stag when we stopped at Hexham (?) for a pint a Billys challenged someone to a 400m race - those that were there will remember the rest...

Hairy:
What about the bench press LVP at Gogs' party or the many many toilet door incidents

Wee Jock Poo Plop McPong:
I love the opposition huddle incident-typical Billy!

Anyway, Bob The Builder once told me that his true claim to fame was knocking-out a British & Irish Lion;one Doddie Weir, many moons ago.

He has been a superb player, in several positions, and will be a BIG loss to the club. The youngsters would do well to model themselves on William...

Incidentally, he's also a dab-hand when a bit of quality construction is required.

C. Ment:
All Hail the Bottle Walking Champion of Dumfries & Galloway, Argyll Bute & North West England

Onny:
I liked it best when we held him doon on his stag & shaved his heed!! Best idea i've had in years although Stu Williamson took the credit

Conspiracy Theorist:
Better watch oot Onny, Billy'll be saving his retribution for when you're not expecting it - shoulda left the blame with Stu!
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Thursday, 26. April 2007 19:37  1263">Write a 

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Thank you to all those who travelled to Currie last night to support the boys.The result did not go our way, but the commitment and endeavour shown was magnificent.Thanks lads. C.

minto:
Yes, well done to the team.I thought the wind-tunnel effect at Currie didn't encourage much handling for either team so we didn't see the best of our runners.
I hope the employers in the area have apprenticeships and other jobs avaialable to keep these boys locally.
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Lector 
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So, tis with a tear in the eye that we shall watch, for the lat time, that old warhorse, Billy, turn out for the the first XV, on Saturday. No more will we see that hard, calloused hand thrust into some unsuspecting opponent's mush; no more will we hear that grizzled voice enquire of the verisimilitude of an adversary's parentage. Ah, Bill, when will we see yer like again? Fair fa' yer honest sonsie face, aye cheiftan o the brickie race.
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Good luck to the Academy lads in tonights SS Bowl final.
We did hear a whisper that some bloke called 'Hairy' was looking for a game, could this be true?

Tana Umaga:
Good luck to all the Annan lads in the final tonight. Borders rampant!!

Annan Fan #6:
Indeed - Best of luck lads.

Ah well:
Porty 20 v Annan 15

Unlucky lads

Haribo DeElder:
Unlucky lads, thought it was about to be the comeback of the century. A fairly evenly matched game. No shame in being the second best in Scotland at this level.

Gus:
On the latest news page - there is a couple of video clips from the game.
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Ed 
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Some good shots of Methuselah from Saturday's game.
Just shows that there's always an exception to the rule, here's a man that sank 8 pints of lager and 12 gin and tonics the night, before the game, had the full English with extra kippers on the morning of the match and still managed to amble about the pitch for a punishing 20 minutes, thus saving the day for Annan. Forget Superman, this guy's a real Alf Tupper. Hoorah!!

Garbage:
hairy must be the best backrow ever!! he only played 20 mins bt is in nearly every foto!! wot a legend!!!
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Don 
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Sunday, 22. April 2007 22:17  1258">Write a 

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Happy birthday to Alex Dunbar - reaching the ripe old age of 17 on 23rd April.
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Don 
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Sunday, 22. April 2007 18:54  1256">Write a 

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Advance notice - the Club A.G.M. will take place on Friday 22nd June.
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Steve Jancey 
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Congratulations to the Annan S1 S2 side whio have just won the Stewartry 7's

DeElder:
Tis true Steve, Not only unbeaten, but also kept a clean sheet throughout the tournament, resulting in a final against dumfries, whom were despatched to the tune of 57-0. Well done one and a'. Fire in the young bellies!!!
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wher is this legendary violetbank slope?? the road to the pitches?
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STEVE JANCEY 
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Thanks for the highlights of the Irving game gus isn't technology wonderful.Better than match of the day.Good as Scrum five or even those plonkers from sky.
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Scores on the Doors
Caithness 3 v Annan 1sts 12
Annan 2nds 31 v Daziel 15


Big Stuff:
Word on the street is Hairy played 20 mins at wing furit for 1s. I've had the Editor of Lancet on wanting to do a feature on this medical wonder.

Well done 2s.

Sad to see Dumfries losing out on their chance of gracing Murrayfield for this year.

Onny, I'll get the wedge to you shortly - i had to spend some of it on getting my PC up and running again as traditionally this is the time of year I come on the webpage and rant to the point where people get upset, alas everything has gone well this year so I'm stumped. I imagine you'll still find some point of order for the AGM though my little portly pal!

playa:
we didnt need dunbar or white by the sounds of things! great wins for the 1sts and 2nds. least the 2nds can score tries tho!

Hairy:
KNACKERED!!!!

Gus:
Some photos of the game now online. See link at top of page

PC:
Who got the 2s tries??

AlanR:
Griff, Scott McC, Fish (2)
Fish (P+4C)

PC:
Just wondered when the Playa said the 2s scored tries?????
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Thursday, 19. April 2007 18:01  1250">Write a 

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Updates to site

Video highlights of the Irvine game now online.

See link at top of page or via the Annan RFC in Action page to the left

Gus
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just a quick ask, is that A,White on the bench for the 2nds on saturday the young boy thats running the show for Scotland under 18's? also mr A, Dunbar playing alongside the Stirling exiles should make it a very exciting backline! what thoughts?

AlanR:
It certainly will Scott I'm just sorry that I'm going to miss it - being in Thurso on Saturday.

PC:
Alex may be travelling with the 1sts if he can get away from college Scott. Hopefully he can seeing as GAYriff has called off and Peaheed is on-call.

Griff's Dad:
GAYriff has called off to go shopping again?? That's pathetic, what's his excuse, 'he has to go shopping with his boss, the burd'?

Hairy:
Will I bring my boots PC.I am king of the uncontested scrum.

blackie:
andy will be rested on saturday for the school cup final on wednesday.
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AT LAST!
Scottish Schools Bowl Final.
Annan Academy v Portobello HS
Wednesday 25th April
Currie RFC
7.20pm kick off.
Any support would be greatly appreciated.

Haribo the elder:
Great news Colin, is there room on the supporters bus for stragglers?

Onnie the big game hunter:
Any chance of a game Colin?

Masher:
sorry Onny but i'm first. I was always 1st choice before you & i canny see why it should be any different now!!!
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Grumpy OBE 
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Hey Gus, what's happened to the caption compettion, I really miss those useless ****s trying to make me laugh?
Suppose it's went the same way as 'the Worlds Funniest Disasters', I used to like that too before it was pulled, grrr.

Gus:
Tis still going - just waiting for a decent picture - in the new season there will be one a month. We will make you laugh yet....
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Don 
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Tuesday, 17. April 2007 20:05  1245">Write a 

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Terrain Aeration have now completed their work on the two pitches. Sincere thanks to everyone who helped - Committee members, Youths and non-committee members (particularly David and Rod Smith, Bobby Robison).
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Don 
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Monday, 16. April 2007 00:33  1244">Write a 

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We need volunteers to fill holes with Lytag on the 2nd XV pitch - probably Monday afternoon, all day Tuesday + Tuesday evening. Can you spare a couple of hours?
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Minto, the folically challenged Wonder, reckoned the only difference between Annan & Irvine was the sin- binning. I beg to differ; for the 1st quarter, most of our passing was sloppy, school-boy stuff. It should also be borne in mind that Irvine's first two tries came from turnover ball-one we can just about live with but two illustrated the difference between winning and losing at this level...Oh, it should also be noted that our lineout has not functioned to an acceptable standard in the last couple of games. Ah, the basics...

Having said this lot, it was the 2nd-best game I've seen at home this season. It was a super performance against a very good and physical bunch of lads with some slick backs. Yup, it must auger well for next season when, based on some of this seasons performances, we must, surely, be able to hold our own.

Roll-on next season.

the fat pirate:
Have to agree somewhat with wee Jock Paul. the turnovers cost us dear cos we would have been out of sight at half time otherwise we were in such control. I have to say that although young Griff played very well in general, he is not the carrier to take ball into contact(ala Andy render) and as last week at Langholm he got turned over on a couple of aoccassions. I know young Dunbar has'nt trained for a while but that has been his roll this season giving the team some go forward that has been missing of late, I think its a case of play to your strengths and use the players to our advantage. A great effort though and a good crop of young players to compliment Stevie, Billy & Choco
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Scores on the Doors
Annan 30 v Irvine 42

minto:
Great game today. The ten minute sin binning was the only difference between the teams. Very encouraging for next season in League One.

AlanR:
Annan 2nd 31 Ardrossan 2nds 17
Well played lads!

Don:
Proud of the lads today - it was a great game. Well done to the 2nds - an excellent result. Congratulations also to Scotland U18 for their victory against Wales to young Andy for slotting 10 of Scotland's 18 points.

Bazz:
Had to do it Paul, you'd have done the same!!

minto:
Bazz, yes, you're right it had to be done. The boys nearly held out. I reckon it was the ninth minute of sustained pressure when they scored. You and all the backs played very well. I noticed that South African who played at Murrayfield is still in their team...he wouldn't get in our team.

blackie:
now with the win yesterday the 2nds are now chasing runners up spot
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Friday, 13. April 2007 19:47  1241">Write a 

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Good luck tomorrow lads - They dont like it up 'em

Updates to Site
Blast from the past time - relive the opening of Violetbank - see link at top of page.
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How is the training going for the big game on Saturday? I hear Masher and Cash are polishing their boots just in case......

Will Dumfries rollover on Saturday to allow Newton Stewart promotion?

the fat pirate:
Hi Tosh, I hear Onny,Jack T, Gogs and Big Stuff have been at training struting their stuff in anticipation of the big event!!!

Ma Robb:
Don't think Masher will be playing as he's now a referees assessor.
He could be heard on Saturday offering advice from the sidelines; either the ref was too thick to act on it or perhaps he couldn't understand Masher's Old Etonian twang, needless to say it went unheeded as, personally, I don't he'd be able to push a whistle up there.

cmc:
dont think the dumfries game matters on saturday due to the fact three are getting promoted but not 100 percent sure!!

Stan Dup:
I heard masher was getting a back,sac and crack waxing in readiness for the big expected occasion, only the beauty salon didna have enough wax to do him. Rumours are they are taking him up borthwick water the next time they burn the heather off and going to throw him in among it to rid him of his 'missing link' style growth. Howay the 'fechan werewolf!!

minto:
Oh no Stan Dup you've put me off my Easter Egg!

Why don't we send a team of monster - mashers to the Dumfries 7s? That'll shown them our strength in depth

Don Bon Darty:
Och that's a shame for poor Masher, he used to the Fechan's answer to Bryan Ferry

Stan Dup:
More like 'fechans answer to the woolwich ferry!!
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Scotland U18 20 - Italy U18 17
Andrew got on after 48mins according to write-up on SRU site.
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The work on the first team pitch is progressing well. Terrain Aeration will, however, have to return on Monday to complete the second team pitch. "Lytagers" will be required on Monday (and probably Tuesday).

Sandy Beach:
why are they puttin coco pops doon the holes at violetbank? Will that no make the ground more chocolatey? I'd rather have a barraful of coco pops!!
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When is the Quarter Final??

AlanR:
14th April

Don:
The winners of this Saturday's Quarter Final will be away to the winners of(Falkirk or Dalziel) v Musselburgh - PROBABLY on April 28th.

Believer:
OUCH! not the best draw. But as a delusional Jambo would say: I STILL BELIEVE
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We still need help - to fill bore holes with Lytag. This week, starting on Tuesday afternoon, major pitch works will start. We have a number of volunteer slots filled, but we particularly need volunteers for the 8am-11am and 11am- 2pm slots on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. If anyone can offer assistance, contact me on DonBarty@aol.com or telephone 202708. Thanks.
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having watched scotland u18 v england today i thought andy white was one of not many scottish players with plus points in my opinion he played really well hairy mentioned a wee while ago that there must be some good players keeping scotty and bruce fae the toon out frankly i didnt see them michael would have given the back row an edge and aggression so badly missing and bruce could of carried the ball a bit better in the second row the scottish 4 and 5 far too easily knocked back for me well done andy white

Steve J:
Yes well done Andy it's good to see Annan players making it at international level.

S Jancey:
I have just read the report on the u17 game well done Alex Dunbar

The Grammarian:
Does Blackie's PC have any punctuation keys?

sam:
yeh i thot andy played as well as he could have coz both his 9's didnt help him but the 6 was crap

blackie:
youre right sam 7 wasnt much better and 8 was a tiny lad who got blown away hence my comments about scotty

Gus:
Some photos of the game now online - see link at top of page
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Langholm 6 Annan 12?? I could have sworn it was 3-12...Not to worry. Sh one t game-do we care??

I was pleasing to see 3 appointed match officials "wired-up". However, some of the refereeing was a bit like the game; sh one t-do we care??

Happy Chappie:
Well done Annan this was a great result in what has been a fantastic season.We are back life is good when you are an Annan fan.

The Corrector:
It was Langholm 3 Annan 12. Our first victory over at Milntown - sweet!

db:
Irvine have had a great season - going up to Premier 3(possibly as champions). They have a bone to pick with us from 2003. However, we know what we can do! All of the teams left in the Shield are absolute crackers. If we can lift our game another couple of notches......

Bazz:
It was 12-3 alright, thats why Craig's last pen kick was so significant. C'mon Gus don't listen to these second rate reports.

Gus:
I've always said it was 12-3....dont know what you are talking about... ;)

Also - just to say - Caithness video higlights now online- and Linlithgow will be up sometime today (Sunday).

Hairy soom to be ASBO:
They must be getting better. I only had to call them Dirty F******g children of unmarried parents once! then again i did miss Billys getting lamped.

Pud:
Outstanding result, Langholm never looked like scoring! Its a nice feeling being able to silence that rabble they call their supporters.
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Scores on the Doors

Langholm 3 v Annan 1sts 12

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anyone know yet if the 2s have a game for 2day?
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What a weekend in prospect! Annan v Langholm in Round 2 of the SRU Shield:
Andrew White picked at stand off for Scotland U18 v England at Burnbrae on Sunday (8 April), kick-off 3pm. ADMISSION FREE AND Alex Dunbar picked at centre again for Scotland U17s for the match on Saturday morning against Wales at Millfield International Festival as I said WHAT A WEEKEND!!!! - enjoy!

AlanR:
Annan beating Langholm and Scotland U17s beating Wales - two out of three so far -with Scotland U18s v England tomorrow - can it get any better?

fire in the bellies:
and not to forget the youths take on their carlisle counterparts at violentbank on sunday, 12 noon kick off. Be there or be rectangulare!!!!

Steve J:
How did the youths get on today against Carlisle.

anyway...:
Gubbed
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Good mowning,

Félicitations to ze young Andrew Blanc in guiding Skitland youths to a woll deserved victory agonst ze French schills. ‘Is tictical kacking was superbe and ‘is pissing was auqually as bon, without a dripped ball in zite.
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Boys, a big hand for all the jugglers. The promotion is well deserved and aboot time. If I'd had some notice aboot the Langholm game I would have mailed my inflatable sheep over to kick aboot the Muckle clubhoose. Any way here's a Langholm fan from Lagos.
Startled oot.
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I can't believe it's thursday night and no mention of saturdays game. Lets silence the "fish wives" with the same kind of game that blew them away at the tournament.

groggy:
Let's BELIEVE we can do it - and just play our normal, fast, open game.
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And now Scotland U17 beat France. See report on SRU site. Dunbar gets a flattering mention - but no try !

Well done U17. Now for England at Burnbrae for the U18s

Dave Fisher:
Eventually found report on SRU site - Its under Youth and Schools section
Well done Alex

AlanR:
Alex has been selected for tonight's game against Englsnd K.O. brought forward to 6.00pm.
Congratulations once again Alex

AlanR:
Scotlands U17s win again!!
beating England 17-15 at Millfield

AlanR:
Quote from tonight's game

McKelvey noted: “We managed to stop them on about three or four occasions through some huge impact tackles primarily by Alex Dunbar in midfield.”
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Congratulations to Alex Dunbar who has been selected to play for Scotland U17S against France at Millfield International Festival tomorrow (Tuesday 3 April), kick-off 11.30am.

Don:
Allez Alex - un essai au moins!

AlanR:
Scotland U17s 16 France U17s 3

U17's Coach McKelvey 'praised the high tackle count of Musselburgh openside flanker Michael Maltman, the leadership of Stuart McInally and the contributions in both attack and defence of centre Alex Dunbar and Tom Brown at full-back.'

Well done Alex.

Don:
I was about to quote all of the above, but obviously AR got in there before me. I reckon he spends his entire day as a siver surfer! Yes indeed, well done Alex.

PC:
Well done Alex you mingebag!

Ed:
Congrats Alex but what's this about being a mingebag eh? Seems, you're just the latest in a long line of club MBs.
Certain worthies, who cannot be named (Dicey), spring to mind as arch exponents of the black art of mingebaggery at it's finest, any other contenders?
Mere carefulness doesn't count; oh well, it does.
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I have heard a rumour that PC has been asked to captain the Vaults pool team next year. Is this right?

Bazz:
Maybe that's what he was 'discussing' with the bar tender.

PC:
Mingebag is my new favourite word. If only I'd known of it on Saturday night.
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Maybe after his performance on Saturday, in the famous 'lucky boots', Conor's Dad will now spring for a new pair of boots for the lad. Shame on you Mike, you old mingebag.
A mighty Well Done to both sides and also to wee Snowy in gay Paree.
Mint.
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A huge thank you the the Annan 2xv for the win against irvine on sat! well done lads!
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Thanks to all the youth players and coaches for the invite to your presentation night. It was very enjoyable, especially senior Haribos singing.
Well done this season and good luck for the next.

Smashy:
Haribo the Aged was singing!!!
Poor you, PC.
What was it then? He used to do a good version of the Clive Dunn classic 'Grandad' complete with air banjo.
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Welcome back Gus we missed ya I hope you had an enjoyable hol

Gus:
Twas fun in Italy - apart from the result!!
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Due to injury to young Conroy's foot, the gig is postponed until the end of May beginning of June.
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Well done to all involved at Annan RFC. Was proud to be at Violetbank yesterday to witness 40+ players and coaches win 2 games of rugby and bring 1st Division rugby back to Violetbank.

All that and "Mini bashtard" scoring in Paris. Cant be bad

Stick in next week and a big day oot in Edinburgh would be no more than you deserve.
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Could you get your deposit's in asap so we can book the hotel as the dates are now out. Fri 22nd Feb til Mon 25 Feb 2008, Russell Court hotel c'mon lads you know it makes sense hand over the cash especially those two tight twats in dumfries.
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France Schools - 5 Scotland Under 18 -18 . Two penalties and one conversion from Andrew White. We're proud of you, kid!

PC:
Aye, top notch stuff Andy. Have you got me any freebies yet???
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Scores on the doors:
Annan 28 - Caithness 6 (bonus point) - yes we are promoted!!!!!!!

Annan 2nd XV 10 Irvine 2nd XV 3
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Thanks to all members of the youth section for a great time yesterday evening
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Good Luck to Andrew White today in his Scottish U18 match against the French Schools

Alex:
Thank You
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Only 5 places left on the Oki Doki Dublin extravaganza left, so anyone wanting to go, pay your deposit now! 3 nights B&B in the Clarence Hotel (Temple Bar owned by U2) and a float of 4000 eu for the Sunday.
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Sorry Lads have to go walkabout tomorrow so will not be able to cheer and generally hurle abuse but remember please it is an 80min. game too much stress like last week is not good for old folk!
Go for it Annan - get that result.
DIY Dave
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was just wondering if the match report would be up this week or the team for this weekend or the video clips from last weeks game?

AlanR:
apologies for delay unfortunately Gus is in Italy (some minor sporting event) until Saturday - updates when he returns
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SQUAD OF HELPERS REQUIRED - From Tuesday 10th April - Friday 13th April our pitches will be undergoing major surgery. In addition to the company carrying out the work, we will require a squad to backfill bore holes with lytag. This is a plea to all Committee Members, Players (Senior and Junior) and other volunteers. Can you give up 3-4 hours on any of these days? It is not hard work, but we do need 3-4 people at Violetbank all the time from 2pm - 8pm on Tuesday and from 8am -8pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We require every able-bodied person we can lay our hands on for this important pitch work. Contact me DonBarty@aol.com and let me know when you are available

Ghost player:
If you build it they will come...

Working:
Just as well it`s the school holidays for you Don!! Are there not machines for doing this?

Don:
We require as many human machines as we can muster!
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Regarding the scandalous revelations emanating from the cricket world cup, to whit, 'match rigging', are we seeing the same thing going on at Violetbank?

It all seems a bit too pat that once 'three', i.e. un-bonussed tries, are scored, the team visibly eases back on the gas. Saturday was a prime example, the first half being a breathtaking bravura display of inventive rugby, bamboozling the hapless visitors into chasing shadows. The second half was the exact opposite!! Is the fact that Paul Buckley was seen emerging from William Hill, later on, lighting a cigar with a tenner by any way related? I think we should be told.
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Scores on the doors:
Annan 25 Linlithgow 14 (HT 18-0)
Garnock 2nds 62 Annan 2nds 10 (TBC)

AlanR:
Garnock 2nds 61 Annan 2nds 10
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Chocolate & Don, following my request to the SRU they've given me a rugby ball signed by the National squad for our fund raiser in May. It seems that they are trimming back on thier freebies and the signed shirt was too much. Any way, I'll deliver the ball to you via Iona at school.

Don:
Well done Paul!

Chocolate:
Cheers Paul

Andy:
careful not to drop it Colin!

Div 1 next year!:
Tosh- get your ass to Galashiels post haste- there must be some good Borders gear going cheap for future fund raising?! The SRU should hang its head- dark day for Scotland

minto:
yes, Gala are one game away from relegation too. So there ain't much to be happy about in Gala - unless you count the new Tesco store. Some of our boys prefer shopping to rugby so maybe they should visit and boost Gala's economy.

Promotion:
the pale merks only like tesco for the shoplifting and the fact its got indoor plumbing. Kelso are trouble too, the whole region is on the skids! Time for the boys to hit the bar, then the gym for the summer to get massive for the promotion challenge next season.
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Just to inform everyone that Annan RFC has now been registered by the Inland Revenue as a Community Amateur Sports Club. To many people, this will not mean a great deal - but those who know the background to our achieving this status will realise that it has significant financial advantages for the Annan Rugby Club.
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Knowing that the Press & Journal is somewhat parochial _ who else would report on the 'Titanic Disaster' with 'Aberdeen Man Lost at Sea' - I thought I'd check out the report in the Ellon Gazette:-

'Ellon pyed thae price fur thur hubris in the National Shield as it a came tae ail splekit craunch jest afare fill time. Expicted tae haummer thu wye Ainnan team, thi wur geen a bliddy neb.
Aye, ther mettle wiz treckelt doon whun lyte intae ainjury time, Annan's wye fill buck wi thu gey wye heid, Kevin Jones intercepted a gey slackit pauss frae oor ain loon, stand off Mark Ryan.
Yon wye fill buck run a thu wye frae unner hest ain posts, tae dyve ower thae Ellon line, aw thut thit lood centre Craig McCann hud tae dae wuz tae blooter thu ba ower, tae seal a 28-27 win.
Ellon’s heid bummer, Kevin Wyness wuz aw splookit oot whae hyes sides lack ae fecht, particularly uz thyed grimmelt back frae 18-3 doon. "Wye threw it awa, pauchlin back oan oor lead”.
Aye oo kent wye wur playin a foarm side but goat foonert ah thu syme. Oor lineoot plye wuz baiter thun Ainanan’s, bit still afy ah thu syme," said Wyness'

the fat pirate:
And for the next round, has anyone any idea if we're playing Langholm 1st's or langholm minus a few regulars??????

Shaz:
hey! fat pirate...you not talkin to me these days? lol

the fat pirate:
stop hogging the airways Shaz, no1 rememembers you & your drivell

me:
thats not very nice!!

the fat pirate:
apologies,feelin bit grumpy & stressed

Shaz:
you wanna get back in my good books go to my page and leave a nice message! text me as I've misplaced your number...and in the meantime bloody cheer up!! lol x

?:
That your ass Shaz on bebo site?

Shaz:
sure is!! ;)

Shaz:
soz guys the bebo page is actin up...you'll find me here instead - www.myspace.com/st2804
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Shaz....

Shaz:
added you guys to my profile click the wee house to see..:)

Gus:
Soz Shaz - your first comment was deleted by mistake

Shaz:
Cheers Gus, I did wonder why my message went awol as I was only giving the guys the link to my bebo page so we could stay in touch :)

Shaz:
my bebo link

lookin4achef.bebo.com

furry boots uree:
Hi Shaz, just watched the 'you tube' clip on your bebo site - who on earth (and why) would anyone wear a wooly hat in the desert!!!!! what a numpty, who is he? BTW, you've a nice bot.

Shaz:
Cheers!...the video is Enrique Iglesias, Hero. I love it!
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The winners of the Langholm v Annan Shield match will be rewarded with a home tie against Irvine in the Quarter Final on April 21st.
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Having just read our match report on the Ellon game I'm pleased to note the humility and generosity of the writer. Personally I like a bit of gloating when it is deserved but I suppose we don't want to be caught out like the Ellon numpties in their pre-match report.

So back to the serious league business.Here's to some quiet confidence to pummel Linlithgow.
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So 2nd round v Langholm...any chance of gettng it video taped so us ex-pats can watch the game on this site?

Been a few months since the last game. I need my fix!!!

Annan Fan #6
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Hey Onny, Joe's just told me that all Oki Doki trip deposit cheques should be made out to him, is that correct?

trainee tour coordinator:
Il take this one Onny!
Ed i thought you of all people would no better than to believe that Yorkshire albino stroker.
Make all £100 deposit cheques out to Onny ASAP to ensure a place on the best Dublin experience of your lives.

Ed:
Whew, damn close one, thanks for that Trainee, I'll never be so gullible again.

Skint:
This is the first I've heard that deposits are due! For the guys who are having to shell-out hunners at present for the stags of PC and Pud any chance of a few months' respite? Plus, does anyone ken if the game will be at Croker?

Ed:
Sorry Mr Skint, the deposits are OVERdue and the game is at Croke park but don't worry, the tour is hugely oversubscribed and it will have to be first come first served - early payers can look forward to a generous discount too - like me, heh heh, good on ya Onny.
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From Monday's P&J

Ellon's march on Murrayfield in the National Shield came to an abrupt and dramatic halt deep into injury time when Annan's Kevin Jones intercepted a slack pass from stand off Mark Ryan. The full-back ran from under his own posts to dive over the Ellon line leaving centre Craig McCann with the easiest of kicks to seal a 28-27 win. Coach Kevin Wyness was livid with his side's capitulation, particularly as they had surged back from 18-3 down. "We threw it away sitting back on our lead. We knew we were playing a form team but got what we deserved. Our lineout play was terrible," said Wyness.

hairy:
Form team?
didn't we lose our last game?
I take it our lineout play was top notch Smithy?
Well done lads

Smithy:
As usual hairy

Hairy:
Hot News If/when we beat Langholm in the next round, then the round after that is on the same day as we are due to play Caithness away.
The SRU have informed us that we will have to play that fixture on R.O.M Day!
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Let's have everyone out in force supporting the lads against Linlithgow and Caithness the next two Saturdays. If Ellon was anything to go by, we are now right in the mood to finish the league campaign in style.By the way, if the Annan lads had read the pre-match article in the Aberdeen Press and Journal, I think they would have taken even greater delight in rubbing Ellon's noses right in it!

cmc:
any way we can get a copy of the articly don?

Press+ Journal:
8:50 - 16 March 2007
Ellon's chances of reaching their third Murrayfield final have been lifted by run of good form which should enable the Premiership 3 side to progress to the National Shield last eight at the expense of Annan tomorrow.

Home advantage, combined with the likelihood of the visitors from National League 2 fielding a weakened side, should set up a quarter-final tie with the winners of the Strathendrick versus Langholm match.

"In the last three games we have shown our mettle and a new-found potency in our back division which should put us through," said director of rugby Alex Duncan.

"We are also starting to display some steel up front, making me pretty certain we can go back to Murrayfield in April."

Club captain and prop Bob Kenny is out, but is replaced by Stuart Noble. Tod Paterson is back at scrum half where his vast experience will improve Ellon's chances of progressing.

Full back Steven Aitken is on Scotland under-18 duty, but again Simon McWellie is a quality replacement.

Duncan said: "Simon is one of the more perceptive players in the game. There is no reason why we should not go on to win the shield, particularly as the dry conditions will suit the backs."

Bertie:
Sweet

Lec:
Come on people, should we really be exulting in the misery of others? Are we, as a club, not above this crude exhibition of shadenfreude? Nah, thought not, whoopee, mines a pint Bewwy.
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Langholm v Annan (Shield Round 2) is scheduled for Saturday 7th April
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Point taken Andy but with temp. at 30 ish at 12.000 miles the brain is getting a bit slow.
A great result at Ellon well don lads,
see you Saturday(brain permitting)
DIY DAVE
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Scores

Ellon 27 v Annan 28 - get in.

Grumpy:
Great result lads. Must have been down to some good touch judging by Don!
Seriously, one of the Club's all time results.

minto:
Superb!No primary 7 stuff today then. Looking forward to Annandale v Eskdale.

GOANNAN:
Grumps - this WAS one of the Club's best ever results - maybe down to some of your doom and gloom forecasts during the week. I have just arrived home after an ultimate pint in the Commercial (no spelling mistakes yet?). What made the day even more brilliant was that I didn'ty have to run touch - SRU touch judges provided! - they were wired up and I wasnn't!

GOANNAN:
Apologies for not signing the previous post - that was DON speaking and not GOANNAN

Steve Jancey:
Well done Annan on what was a great result and after such a long journey

Smithy:
Great game yesterday lads, kept going right to the end and it paid off. Pea heed is a legend. Lets have a repeat performance this week and we'll be one game away from promotion.

minto:
Smithy...steady. I'll bet Gordon Strachan was thinking the same kind of thing today and the Bairns kicked their b#*@s. One pea heid doesn't make a summer!
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Sneer and Snatch. The downfall of many a fine young Annan prospect. Maintain the focus young Skywalkers

Silas:
superb teacher!
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the second team game is off tomorrow lezie cannot raise a team

blackie:
lenzie i mean

ed:
Hmm, interesting slip of the tongue, oops!

herschelle gibbs:
It ain't easy bein lezie

Alex:
Thank You
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whats this? young Barty running touch!The next thing you know he will be wanting his own whistle! the mind boggles! Anyway Don if you are suppervising the wild bunch try and make sure that they come back with plenty bonus points.
Good luck lads.
Dave Gordon present location Sydey Australia

Andy:
difficult to get any bonus points in cup games but i echo the sentiment.
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Don, past it? Never, Sir. The lad is but a whippersnapper. Why, this painting of him was only done last year.
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OK - let's get the craic going again! I hear that Don Barty is running touch at Ellon this week. Is he not getting a bit old for that kind of thing?

annan fan:
talking of getting old for rugby.I hear a few old players are finishing at the end of this season like billy chocolate lector belly andy shag kieth hogg tam and cash. any of this true!!

Arch Stanton:
everyone has to retire sometime, good innings for all these guys though, well done. Seems that the youth teams may be leaving too, I hear. Tragedy.

blackie:
youth teams leaving ? enlighten us im not up to speed with the youths been too busy trying to get through the season from hell

Steve Jancey:
yes what are you talking about arch please let us all know

arch stanton:
as I said at the end of my comment " the youths may be leaving, I HEAR" The bit at the end signifies hearsay. I hear the youths have been told there may be changes to the coaching arangements for next season. I hear also that if folk dont like the alleged changes " they can please themselves and walk" I hear also that the youths may move to other teams if the alleged changes do go ahead. What a tragedy that would be. Unbeaten for two seasons on the trot, potentially the future of annan rugby club in their hands, or in someones hands. Lets preserve and not destroy.

blackie:
thats strange cos the you talk about must be within the youth ranks as nothing has been discussed at the senior club kenny paul and the boys are busy trying to gain promotion and im desperatly trying to get my boys playing games next year has never been mentioned yet

Don Barty:
Whoah! I'm sorry - the Club does not need and does not want "hearsay". Next seasons's team and coaching arrangements (for seniors and juniors) have not yet been reviewed - but will be fully discussed and agreed upon in an open and transparent manner - and this will happen in due course before the end of May.

groggy:
Is Arch Stanton wired up properly or is he just a shit stirrer?

Arch stanton:
not either groggy, pure and straightforward concern for the junior game, the concern is that there are rumours or fact based rumours flying around and it is unsettling the youngsters and coaches alike. All the lads want is to know what is to happen next year. Now, if you think that is shit stirring or that i am not wired up, then i would suggest you go and bile yer heed.

Don:
I really think this thread should stop - and I would be extremely disappointed if it didn't.
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Just testing to see if this guestbook is still working.
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How did the lads get on against Langholm last night min?

parp:
lost 125-4

AlanR:
lost 13-8
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Everyone at the Club congratulates Andrew White for his inclusion in the Scotland Under 18 squad and Alex Dunbar for being selected for the Scotland Under 17 squad - a tremendous achievement by both of them.

PC:
Darn tootin'

gav lynch:
aye well played lads, good luck

Steve J:
congratulations Andy and Alex

ed:
Congratulations to the boys, excellent work and let's not forget their coaches either, congrats to them too.

hairy:
Just like to say, whoever got in as blindside and 2nd row must be hellova good to keep out Mr Scott and Mr Blower.

tough luck lads

Bertie:
Well done guys, good to see players who have come right up from the mini's doing well!
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Well done to Alex D for getting in Scotland U17s.

Dr Doom:
Well done but I hear he is heading off to Ulster.
Can anyone confirm or deny this?

jase white:
i heard it was sale sharks
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Scores on the Doors:

Falkirk 33 v Annan 1sts 13
Annan 2nds 13 v Greenock Wand. 10

Shaz:
....the seconds won where's there wee smiley?
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2 x £45 tickets have become available from a member for the sell-out Scotland V Ireland game next Saturday. Anyone interested then contact me asap on 07881481023.

Dicey:
Hey, make that 60 spondulics each and I may just be interested ma maaan.

Barry G:
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Broon:
Why would you want a condom on your catty - does it make shots safer?
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Just been round to watch the glasgow under 17s at Murrayfield seeing i live only 100 metres away, they beat edinburgh in a stop and start kinda game, think it was close but not sure of the score. Annan lads played well etc

Bazz:
You should contact my bruv S-man to see about a job at the Scotsman with reporting like that Ally. Champ Kind would be proud of you, Whammy!!!
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Special General Meeting - Tuesday 13th March at 8.45pm. Business - minor change to the Constitution to satisfy the requirements of obtaining CASC (Community Amateur Sports Club) status. Meeting should only last a few minutes. We require a quorum of 15 people. Details of the proposed change are posted in the Club.
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Sorry folks Bowl final postponed. To be played at a later date probably in conjunction with the Plate which is still at the semi final stage.
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If you check out the glasgow district webpage, 6 annan players in the u17 and u18 starting line ups and also mark clark frae moffat playing scrum half for u17. Well done to all the lads and the hopefully our future looks good with this amount of representative rugby.

who d'ya think?:
wot about the edinburgh uni pitches at peffermill, the back ones havnt been played on for ages
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Sorry folks still no answer. The head groundsman at Murrayfield not at work today. He will be asked tomorrow morning.
The saga continues!!!!!
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Sorry if we've all moved on from the look a likeys but I just had to share the fact that, in addition to Family Guy's Stewie Griffen, Paul Minto (although clearly white and straight) bears a striking resemblance to Derek Laud - the black homosexual Tory toff from Big Brother 6

Endemol Productions:
yes, separated at birth
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Bowl update - SRU still having problems finding a club willing to allow us to play on their pitch after the weekend rain.
It looks like if we are to play on Thursday, it could be on the back pitches at Murrayfield.
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i hear mr barty does not like salad. My source tells me that mrs mc cann asked if mr barty would like salad with his lasange and he threw it the bowl onto the floor.
any comment mr barty!!!!

Don:
Yes - but it's not entirely printable!

naked chef:
ur not very sociable don. you get helpers and them treat them like that?
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It would appear that Glasgow U18 might have beaten Edinburgh today, to judge by the league table on the District pages. Can anyone shed light ?

PC:
Aye, they won 27-10.
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Update- As of this afternoon, both schools have agreed on next Thursday, 1st March as suitable for final.It is now up to the SRU to find venue, referee etc.. After all this rain, who going to give us a pitch?
I will know on Monday whether it is on, and if so where.
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Big feast of rugby on the big screen in the Club on Saturday - a big turn out would be great. All your inner needs catered for - "lasagne al forno", cooked to a secret recipe, on sale after the Scotland match just to set you up for the cracker from Croke Park.
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Sorry folks, due to problems at Portobello!!!!! (don't ask) the bowl final is no longer on Tuesday 27th. It may now be on Thursday 1st March venue still to be decided.If not, then it may not be until April!!. My apologies for any inconvenience caused but it is very definitely not our fault. I will let you know as soon as possible.
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Well done Glasgow U17 in seeing off the Reivers last night. Well done to Alex Dunbar who scored the only two tries. Does he get more for respresentative games ? See report under Borders on District page.
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Change of e-mail address
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Just thought you would like to know you have a follower in Ottawa-my connection is a brother in Annan(and a grandfather who I see was a founding member-John Roddick)-such claims to fame!

minto:
After yesterdays dismal Scottish peformance I'm starting to trace my Irish ancestors.

marcus de last rolo:
Badabing, me ah too mr viva italia!
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seen as the club is puttin on food on saturday and all three internationals are on i think as many people should make the effort to pop in for a while and enjoy a pint or 2 or ok, maybe even 3
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Easter Sunday confirmed for the Tizer Chiefz. All in aid of club funds, so hands into pockets and cough up. The boys in the band are giving up their Easter Sunday, be there or be square.

Startled in the morning:
When are the Lucozade Lunatics coming?
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Scottish schools under 18 Bowl final to be played on Tuesday 27th February at Selkirk RFC with a 7.15 ko.
Any support would be greatly appreciated

Haribo the elder:
Good news Colin, look forward to that very much. Lets get a posse up there!
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Stu Wylie went to college, spooky man

the wee people:
scraping the barrel, looks f##k all like Wylie!

Top Perp:
Hmmm, maybe. The photo guy does look a bit more suave and refined.
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Scores on the doors

Annan 1sts 22 v Kilmarnock 0
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The first team match will be at the Everholm tomorrow - 3pm kick-off
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john parrot os smithy?
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Awright...my faither and Captain Kirk...I reckon we got a winner.
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Legend
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It is too obvious who my old man looks like....
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What about Bellys resemblance to the Aardvark with the Manhattan accent who appeared during the legendary Pink Panther cartoons?

belly:
baz i know this is you so look out !!!
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Reminder to players- 6 o'clock on Thursday at Violetbank for pitch repair. Any other volunteers welcome. Buckets and barrows for carrying sand required.
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Following on from the latest trend of annan lookalikes, does anyone else see the resemblance between donald 'tich' watson, and boss nass, who was ruler of the gungans in the much reviled star wars the phantom menace?
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Who else thinks Paul Minto looks like Family guy's evil baby genius Stewie Griffin?

minto:
yip, that Stewie Griffin is a helluva good looking guy.
No.1 all-over is the only way to avoid Bernard Matthews turkey flu.

Quagmire:
Giggedy Giggedy
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I cant believea club the size of annan cant field a 2nd team on a sat when there is no league games for there firsts.As for the for the frozen pitch story 'MY ARSE'

Annan Fan #6:
I cant believe a town the size of Langholm still think having 12 fingers is the norm

blackie:
brian rae phoned on friday night to say the pitch was frozen we had players at murrayfield and injured i had agreed with brian we would not use first team players and have rearranged the game for two weeks time

the fat pirate:
dont rise to the bait Blackie, its just your usual shower of moaners & loosers trying to wind you up
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the seconds game at langhlom is off

Ed:
What's the reason?

blackie:
we didnt have a team and the pitch was frozen
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Just in case anybody wants them - tickets for the rugby world cup back on sale

http://www.ticketnet.fr/ - skip the intro and follow the links (change to english is small flag top right)

5000 left for the Scot v NZ game (only 1 at £35 and around 330 for the £50)
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The Academy will be playing Portobello HS. Venue and date still to be arranged.
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Shield draw: Strathendrick or Langholm v Ellon or ANNAN
Hot cakes!
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I have 2 spare tickets for saturdays game against Wales. East stand £60 each, any takers give me a call 07709492515 or 205326

Bobski:
£30 for the pair

belly:
never mind gan to murrayfield. Get yourself over to GHA braidholm to watch Scotland deaf play Wales. Only cost £5 kick 12 o clock.
Sadly i am on the bench for this game.

Lec:
Aye, the park bench, chortle.

the real lec:
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Here here, I second that, grr

Sparticus:
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The re-scheduled date for the away match against Caithness is April 21st.

Don:
...and we play Ellon (away) in the Shield on 17th March.

sam:
pity, i wanted edinburgh uni v annan so i cud support u lads

Homer:
Doh! I wanted Springfield, so I could support you guys.

sam:
very funny

Hairy:
Fixtures page has Caithness away on 7th April. Which one is it ?

Don:
It's April 21st (unless either Annan or Caithness are still involved in the Shield on that date)
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Annan U16s 32 Dumfries U16s 15
Well done lads
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Scores on the doors -
Annan 22 Stewartry 14 - The Chisholm Cup returns home
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is th 1st game stil on 2 day????
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ARFC is the scene for a totally groovedacious occasion this evening as local rockers "The Tizer Chiefz" provide the entertainment at a private party.

Well known local raconteur Edward Woodman is quoted as saying "Not arf mate"

Marcel Conroy (drums), Dave Mackenzie (guitar), Colin Taylor (guitar), Deke Campbell (Bass) accompanied by the soothing tones of GB on vocals.

Returning to the Clubhouse soon for a fundraiser - get your tickets early and start saving the beer tokens.

Nicey:
I think you'll find I said it was 'rockpopodoodulous mate' it was me old mate Smashy who said 'not alf' mate'.
Anyway keep on rockin' me old mates, in that rocksockatiddlyompom way and remember, do it for chariteeee.

Bertie:
So what style of music can we look forward to from the latest incarnation of 'The Band That Bruno's In? Looking forward to it already, beer token fund saved up and ready to go!

The Groovedacious One:
Lots of good stuff Bertie. The band is on a mission from God to educate those less musically literate.

In the words of Kurt Cobain "come as you are" and prepared to offer crowd assistance by way of singing choruses (female underwear being thrown is a must - Marcel's running out of nix)

Smashy:
well me old mates, as long as there's plenty of the allmighty Bachman Turner Overdrive blasting out, we'll be in rockapopadiddly heaven. And if any of you bootyfellatious girlys wanna throw your underwear at the aforementioned Tizerblinkin' Cheifz, just remember to take the 'alf bricks out of them first, mates, last time me poor old mate, Bruno, had an egg on is bonce the size of his arse. Keep on rockin' in the free world mates, not 'alf!

Bing's Pal:
Lots of Englebert, Matt Munro and Perry Como. Bring some slippers and a pipe. Bertie is bound to be in his element!

Bertie:
Damn right I will be!!
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Annan WILL be playing Stewartry on Saturday at Violetbank (fingers crossed) with a 12 noon KO. This re-arranged game will also be for The Peter Chisholm Memorial Cup. Go on be there - you know you want to!

Kojak:
I love it when a plan comes together.

The real deal:
Hannibal, that yew trying to pull ma ladies again. Who luvs ya baby

Stavros:
"Onions and sauce?"

blackie:
the least said about this week the better other than WELL DONE DON

Arfur sixpence:
Pity there's no 2s game but I suppose we could have a good hard training session followed by a good hard session watching the 6 nations.
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seconds game against lenzie is off they cannot get a team
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I don't know when the final is as there are still two oustanding games to play. Buckhaven HS v Dalziel HS with the winners away to Portobello HS in the other semi final.
The final will be played on a neutral ground which will be decided when the other finalist is known.
I hope as many people as possible will come along and support the boys as their performance yesterday, especially in the first half was excellent.
I will keep you informed as to where and when as I receive more information.
Thanks.
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Annan Academy 35 Kinross Academy 0

Bowl Final here we come!!

Well Done Lads

Ed:
When is the bowl final?

PC:
Good stuff lads

Dave Fisher:
Where will the final be?

HARIBO De ELDER:
Cracking result young fellers, not without a few injuries though I hear. Has Willux awoken yet? Hard thing to bang his napper on that Panny's heid! Look forward to the final though, have to be a day off work! Weel done one an' a'.

Annan Fan #3.5:
Well played lads

Reckon we should get Billy J there. Lets video the game and get it on these pages.

Any final should be recorded for pos..postper...prosperity ....feck for old times sake....

is fish that good on silk:
as others have asked - when is the final??? lets get there in force go annannnnnnnnn

SO WHY?:
r the academi resalts not n ths web-page,,,,,,,cum on get them up

Steve J:
Well played youngsters, great result
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Ardrossan U16s 7 Annan U16s 31
Well played lads

Ed:
Great result lads, never an easy trip over there.
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Good pics at Howe of Fife, but I personally think Nelly could of got me a couple of inches higher at lineout.

minto:
yip, I like the one where Chocolate is leaning against the ref...must have been late in the game. I liked the crowd shot too ...one man and two dogs.

Well done to the first team for a good result away from home. Nearly there.

the fat pirate:
Why is Billy lookin at your baws and laughing Smithy?????
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The SRU have re-scheduled our away match against Caithness for next Saturday, 3rd February! We feel that this is grossly unfair and unreasonable at such short notice and have made representation to the SRU. We realise that the backlog of postponed matches has to be cleared and, as such, Stewartry have agreed to play Annan next Saturday with a 12 o'clock kick-off and we have also put this to the SRU. We await their response.

Also, the 2nd XV have been asked to fulfil their home fixture against Lenzie on the above date.
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Scores on the Doors

Howe of Fife 15 v Annan 1sts 15
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just wondered when us 2nd boys will get a chance to have a bus for 1 or 2 off our away games this season????

AlanR:
unfortunately Belly two away games with buses ordered were cancelled. When they are rearranged buses will be available.

Lector:
Much better in the cars, the 'bus' invariably metamorphoses into a three ring circus. It becomes impossible to sit in quiet contemplation when 'Animal House' is being re-enacted all around you by a cast of shreiking nincompoops and blundering dullards. No offence Belly, just a personal observation.

belly:
there is no way in this world did lector write that last message.
1) he can't pronuce or spell metamorphoses and he cant spell niconpoops.
2)he aint playing again this season!!
i think there is rat in this guestbook!!!
Thanks for the information alan.Maybe we will get a bus for our last league game away!!

blackie:
belly i just wondered your reason for wanting to have a bus ?

Lector -Le Grand Taureau:
Well, Mr Belly, that was quite hurtful and unwarranted and for your information I can sut spell all those words and 'prestidigitation' too.
Big Watt and I always converse with each other in this fashion, when there's nobody else around (spoil the street cred, ken like), nevertheless I do take your point that I'm not playing this season and should not contribute my thoughts on this forum, however this is but a hiatus as I am taking a sabbatical from the game and will re-engage battle next season, batteries recharged, fit as a butchers wife and booze-free, ready to rend asunder the assumptions of those benighted souls who would deem my position as their own. Get ready to eat turf suckahs!
By the way, Belly, I must stand by earlier comments regarding the bus, god only knows how any right thinking soul can reflect meaningfully in the midst of that bedlam.
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Draw for National Shield Round 1

Edinburgh University or Ellon v ANNAN (tie to be played on 3 February)

Grumpy:
I note that both ourselves and Stewartry have to await the completion of the 4th Cup round, which presumably will be on Feb 3rd. Is this a chance to get that league and Chisholm Cup game played ?
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Three Annan players - Andrew White, Bruce Blower and Michael Scott - are in the Glasgow Under 18 squad of 22 players for the forthcoming Inter-District matches.
Another three Annan players - Euan Braid, Ryan Gracie and Alex Dunbar are in the Glasgow Under 17 Development squad of 21 players.
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Thanks to Billy Jardine - I have now put the SRU Bowl Final 2003 on the pages.

Relive the day

See link at top of page or via Annan RFC in Action

Gus:
After a few of the clips were taken down by google. I have managed to get them to reinstate them

Gus:
hmmmm....I'm am taking the video clips down for a wee while while I get some further info from Google
Apologies
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WITH REGARDS TO PAULS STAG DO . ON THE OUTWARD BUS JOURNEY ONCE EVERY ONE HAS SUITABLEY REFRESHED YOU WILL ALL B REQUIRED TO PROVIDE 2 MINITES OFF ENTERTAINMENT ON THE MIKE . B IT JOKES OR SONGS ETC.NON COMPLIANCE IS A SLUSH FUND FINE POOR ENTERTAINMENT IS ALSO A FINE . PLEASE NOTE ONNIE THERE IS TO B NO MENTION WORRIERS
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Scores on the doors:

Annan 26 v Dunfermline 29
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I'ts official! The Annan v Dunfermline Cup game is ON at the Everholm K.O. 2.00pm
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1st XV v Dunfermline - pitch inspection at 8.30am on Saturday morning - we are hopeful that the match will be on.

Annan Fan #6:
Is that Violetbank and/or the Everholm...?

If its on...good luck get it up 'em.....

Don:
Everholm!

Steve Jancey:
Don am off today can fork over the pitch if it helps get the match on

Annan fan:
is the game on?

Steve Jancey:
Yes game is on at the everholm
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Whats the chances of the games being on this weekend???

The Watcher:
Not a lot!

Gus:
2nds game is off - Coats Park is waterlogged
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Observing these arrangements from a distance I can see that Bazz needs guidance from a time-served master like Onnie. Perhaps Onnie you could take him on as an OkiDoki Co Ltd apprentice? Does Bazz have a name for his travel company?

Bazz:
Arrangements are going swimmingly Paul, thanks for your concern though. I’m sure grand master Onny will agree that all trips such as this experience minor problems which are easily ironed out, it’s just that we are communicating in a public forum that you are hearing about it.
Pud & I haven’t thought about a name for our travel company but suggestions are welcome. Of course Paul if you fancy ditching the family for the weekend to go on a fantastically well organised jaunt to Cardiff this summer your very welcome.

Bertie:
Given that there is a rugby link and you are Scottish how about Rucking Thistle Tours?

onny who else:
Paul much as I would like Bazz to be my apprentice I'm afraid I have already commited myself to the one and only Shrek or should I say Muff.
I also employ Big Stuff as the slush fund burser, a position which he takes very seriously seeking out the best places for everyone to enjoy themselves.
Time is nigh for organising next years haunt to Dublin so posters will be up soon in the club perhaps you might be able to get special dispensation next year to attend Paul whats your thoughts on that?

minto:
Onny, thank you for the early notice of the Oki Doki classic tour to the land of the blarney.One year is about the length of time required to negotiate that deal [... as Pud and PC will soon discover]. I'm trying to think of a title for the Bazz & Pud travel co. Something that describes a large group of hobbit-like creatures migrating from middle earth seems appropriate but I've not got the right words yet. Any suggestions out there?

the fat pirate:
how about a simple Hobbit Holidays

Arthur Askey:
To add an alliterative and descriptive extension to Mr Fat Pirate's label, how about 'Honking Hobbit's Halcyon Holidays' - and if that's a bit of a mouthful, how about 'Midget Gems', they're a mouthful too, geddit?

minto:
I like the suggestions above.I feel we need to reflect the feeling of stout young hobbits stumbling from the Shire into a big bad world full of danger.

Gollum:
Ring-finders ?

Andy R:
How about Orc Odyssey or for the less classically trained Orc Outings

the fat pirate:
While it is a fantastic name for the company Andy i feel it would be a mis-interpretation under the trade description act as the Orc is a giant of a being ,while fearsome & aggressive, which is in sharp contrast to our cuddley wee hobbits!

Pud:
As the saying goes Chuff "the proof of the pudding is in the eating" and I am more than confident those tucking into the Cardiff pudding in June will be more than satisfied. Is your mouth watering?

p.s - get your deposits in the party bus is booked.

minto:
Pud, yes, I'm jealous. I'll be watching CeeBeeBees and changing nappies while you bandits will be ripping up the dance floor in Cardiff Bay.
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Hey, Kinross r about 2 play Annan Academy in the Bell Lawrie Bowl! just browsing to get some info you guys look like a really good team!
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PC’s stag do 08/06/07 – 11/06/07 – to keep costs low we are now travelling to Cardiff by coach, we have estimated this will take the same amount of time as flying from Glasgow and allows us much more flexible departure times. To ensure a place on the trip please supply myself or Pud with a £50 (preferably cash) deposit a.s.a.p.

Onny, I hear you have booked a flight to Cardiff so to get back on the Sunday? If you want to cancel your outbound flight and come on the bus then I’m sure we can come to a financial arrangement that is equally beneficial.

Obliged.

onny who else:
Bazz as I suspected you req some professional guidance and advice on touring now look at the pickle you've put me in.
You know that oki doki tours abhors wasted resources.yes I will come in the bus don't want to miss the crack on the way down, I hear you a providing a splendid buffet and liquid refreshments for the duration of the journey is that correct?

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Garnock move into second place in the league after drawing 6-6 away to Glasgow Accies. Garnock are now one point ahead of Annan. Annan have a game in hand.
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The games tomorrow (13th January are OFF. Despite the best efforts of the Sports and Leisure Trust in lining the Everholm and erecting posts for us (for which we are extremely grateful), the heavens have opened once again and rendered even the Everholm unplayable. I have been a bit dismayed by some of the posts in another thread regarding Violetbank. We have been as proactive as we could have been over the years, bearing in mind finances available at any given time. You can rest assured that professional experts will be consulted and money spent at the end of this season as far as our budget will allow. That, at the moment, is the Club's top financial priority. If there are any other amateur experts of the armchair variety who would like to advise the Club on the best way forward, please "out" yourselves and come and come and talk to us face-to-face. Your additional input would be very much appreciated.
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Having had a wee look at the new creichton pitch and others around recently, and in view that they have all had the same amount of rain that Annan has, why is the violetbank pitch not only waterlogged but, judging by the smell all around the pitch, dying?? Allegedly, some eastern asians were shooed off on tuesday night after attempting to plant rice. Is it drainage to blame, it is an elevated position above the town so there should be an element of natural gravitational drainage. The same problem existed this time last year. It seems there will be no recovery until the spring at least and with the backlog of home league games at all levels, the lads will surely be playing until june! Is there a review underway of the drainage system or are heads being buried in the sand ,[or violetbank mire]. Not being critical but concerned that, at the end of the day, we are losing out on games.

Border Kid:
Just a wee correction 'arthur' - the same situation did not exist last season as no 1st XV games were postponed due to a waterlogged pitch

Border Kid:
.....and there was only one 2nd XV game postponed due to a frozen pitch!

ron manager:
well roger me sideways me hearty, that makes it better then, no worries mate. flippers instead of boots ooh, jumpers for goalpoasts, you know ooh.

grave next 2 Arch Stanton:
Think the problem did exist last year border kid, maybe not as many postponements but certainly a waterlogging problem. Well said arthur.

Border Kid:
Just check the match reports on this site and you will see that there was no games postponed due to waterlogged pitches last season

PC:
There was also nowhere near as much rain last year. It seems to have rained non-stop since november.
Don't know why VB is in a worse state than other pitches, just commenting on why no games were postponed last year due to waterlogging.
Is waterlogging also a term used when someone shits in the bath?????

Bertie:
Nice one PC - have to submit that one to the Oxford Dictionary! I can asure everyone that heads aren't being buried in the mire and the problems are being addressed by the Committee but as PC says, there has been a hell of a lot more rain this year. We are constantly seeking advice on the problem but unfortunatley this doesn't solve the short term problems. If anybody out there has sensible solutions, we would be happy to consider them!

A. Wurrum:
Again border kid, I never said that there were more games postponed last year, simply that the waterlogging problem was evident then. Look at the corner where the scoreboard is, you could lose a body in there, in fact has anybody seen cashus this year!! Are you saying then that there is no problem?? It is simply down to the weather?? Have you actually been up to see?? Can you not smell the surface?? It smells like a septic tank in some areas, which is maybe due to the fact that the drainage is poor and the grass, soil and bacteria are dying. There are people that are specialists in this field [not intended] who are associated with the club who would gladly offer advice and practical solutions to this problem. Lets sort it oot!

angel eyes:
with regards to arch stanton unk unkn unk there is no name on it blondie

Border Kid:
Border Kid:
'Arthur' I think you mean the 'cemetry corner' on the other side. I think you will find if you had asked a committee member, or read the committee minutes as some of us do, you would find that the problem has being investigated and that unfortunately whilst remedial action has been taken over the last few seasons, on specialist advice, financial constraints at the end of last season meant that the remedial action could not be carried out. Hence the worsening conditions this season aggravated by the wettest winter on record following on from the 2nd wettest on record. What annoyes me is that the 'half empty glass brigade' always seem to assume that the Club committee doesn't care and are on some sort of ego trip. The only reason the club exists is because of the efforts of these people and several others who are not on the committee but are willing to work for the future of the club. Rant over!! by the way I'm from the 'half full glass brigade' and look forward to watching rugby in the spring - only joking 'Arthur'

Annan Fan #6:
Cool - so looks like plans are afoot to get VB fixed. I think the club realise now the importance of spending money on the remedial action.

I think BK and AW should kiss and make up - the world would be a better place. Both are thinking about the future of the pitch and Annan RFC - can only be a good think

Annan Fan #6

Tuco:
hey angel eyes, dont die on me , I kill 'em all.

A. Wurrum:
Re-border kid, it always amazes me that people go right on the defensive when any problems are discussed. I also read with interest your comment that the club would not exist if it were not for the commitee and a few others. Perhaps if there were no memebers then the club would not exist! If you were a golfer and paid to join a club then you would be a bit dismayed if you couldn't access the course. I'm not against you BK nor am I being critical, simply concerned, as I stated in my first rant, that we are losing out on rugby, which is what the club is all about.

Ed:
Nice to see some concern being shown over the maintenance of VB, let's hope it we can turn it into positive action. Unfortunately, it is costly to maintain VB (financially and timewise) and in our present state we just can't afford it. We can all alleviate the situation to some extent, though, just use the club a little bit more and maybe volunteer to help out in some way occasionally. Things seem to have been looking up lately, certainly on the playing side, we just need to up our game in other areas.

BLONDIE:
to TUCO THERE are 2 types of people in the world my friend those with loaded guns and those who dig you DIG
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A bit of nostalgia for some of the older Annan supporters and players on Saturday with the Everholm being confirned as the venue for the Annan v Allan Glen's fixture. IT'S OFFICIAL

Bertie:
What's the crack with the 2nd team game that is supposed to be at home too?

blackie:
the second team game is off nowhere to play
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Keep you eyes peeled to the website - this Saturday's match is unlikely to be at Violetbank due to pitch conditions. Colin McCann is currently negotiating for the use of the Everholm.
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we are sad to report that there have been no sightings of Don's pig, but we did have bacon for breakfast.

p.s. is it snowing in Souze D'oux Muff.

p.p.s. anyone got the nail in yet.

Black Jaques Shellac:
well, Mnsrs Massif, vos petites vacances sont presque finies et vous serez de retour bientôt, bwuhuhuhahahahah.
Zair ees plentee of skiing here, watter skiing, bwuhuhuhahahaha.
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I see in Garnocks report they think it was sad that we would suggest they intentially used an old ball, as their backs had 'outstanding hands' with the same ball.

AnnanFan#1:
Ach..that just talk from the 3RD placed team in league and I doubt anyone from Annan said that. It just makes good reading for the Garnock Fan...

NowAnnanNow:
Alas - Garnock only have 4 balls - 2 bought in 1974 (when they last won something and they keep them - sentimental value and all that) and 2 new ones bought this year..we got the sentimental ones on Saturday.

Ah well...onto Saturday and Allan Glens...Now Annan Now
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January Caption Comp is now online.






December winner (chosen by Grumpy Gilmour): Paul Minto

Alas not one of you (even the winners) managed to make Grumpy smile...you must do better!!

Paul - Extras DVD will be behind the bar ASAP (or just speak to the old man)

Ed:
Hey Gus, I've sent in my prize winning effort for this month and you've not put it on yet, are you still hungover?

Gus:
Ed - tis now up. Lets hope you can make Grumpy smile....

Ed:
Well Gus, tis a tall order to make the Famous Grouse smile.......oops, hope he doesn't read the guestbook.
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Good Luck today Annan

Gus:
Scores on the Doors

Garnock 13 v Annan 1sts 3
Creighton 10 v Annan 2nds 28
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If any non-player fancies taking a regular turn on the bar on a Tuesday or Thrusday night (no more than once a month - less frequently the more volunteers we get!) please let me know ASAP. Thanks

Haribo the elder.:
I'll do one bertie.

Steve Jancey:
Can do thursday 11th Jan or tues 30th Jan Bertie
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Aw ra best lads, hope ye's are aw still blootered. Guid luck fur 07.

Head Banger:
On returning from Coach Whites annual Bash I found myself locked in the bedroom.I never knew what a complicated machine a door is and after a lot of puhing and shoving I fell over and woke up the misses.She must have read the instruction manual and said try pulling it and thus I was able to go and chat with uncle Hughie down the great white telephone.I blame the home made Juniper Gin and noticed that she who made it was sticking to tea.

r:
As my Great Great Grandpa Flowing

Little Piddle:
As my Great Great Grampa Flowing Stream used to say dont touch thr local firewater

s:
Hooble Gooble...peace man

Miss Sensible:
I think the Gin was called Damson and was very nice
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What was everyones favourite part of 2006 & any hopes for 2007? To get thing going, my favourite part of 2006 was Scotland winning the Calcutta Cup & my hope for 07 is Alex Dunbars mam starts paying out for try assists!!

Muff:
my highlight was gaining my 1st experiance of regular sex on tap!!!!!

cmc:
has to be my try against glasgow accies
that should have been on sky sports!!!
have a good new year

the fat pirate:
it has to be John Nelson catching a kick off against Highland

gav lynch:
my highlight is being back n playing regular for annan, my hopes r that the rest o the team start sharing the try scoring, my backs starting to get sore carrying u's every week!!!!
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Thanks very much to all the youths and adult helpers who were involved in the bag packing exercise at Somerfield on Friday 29th December. This realised the excellent sum of £857, £100 of which was donated back to Somerfield for forwarding to their chosen charity MacMillan Cancer Support. Well done to all involved.
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any games this weekend?????
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wat was th carlisle score

AlanR:
cARLISLE XV 23 ANNAN XV 26 I think

gav lynch:
i scored all the tries!!!

Border Kid:
No Gav you ate all the pies!!!!!

Anal:
It was actually 27-24
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Gus & Alan at AnnanRFC.com wish everyone a very Merry Christnas & keep on surfing in 2007
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black eye friday ill show u whhat a black eye is im still the beast looker in tit club sea u aground loosers

Pharma Joils:
A bloke spots a nice looking girl in a bar goes up and starts small talk. Seeing that she didn't back off he asked her name.

"Carmen," she replied.

"Eeh that's a nice name," he said warming up the conversation. "Who named you, your mother?"

"No, I named myself, she answered.

"Oh, that's reet interesting. Why Carmen?"

"Because I like cars, and I like men," she said looking directly into his eyes. "So what's your name? " she asked.

"Joesheep"
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Merry xmas to all....but the question on all Annanites lips is....where is the Bertie? - Whats has happened to the mighty man?? Bertie......where are you???

Crisp P Duck:
Well, I don't know for sure but saw this in the paper, hmmm....

<The Times Dec 21, 2006

Warrant out for missing man
By Karen McVeigh

DETECTIVES investigating the case of a man who has been missing for nearly four months fear he may have been the victim of a diarrhoea attack after getting lost on his way home.

Police yesterday revealed that *****, 52, sent a series of worrying text messages shortly after he was last seen late in the evening of St Lubrication's Day. (names hidden to protect the guilty)

It may have absolutely nothing to do with it, of course but.....

The Invisible Man:
Bertie has a starring role in the new series of Lost.

Bertie:
I've been trying my best to come up with some funny comment linking the Hogfather (as seen on Sky One) to Kenny Hogg but I just can't think of anything witty enough so I thought I would spare you all!!!! Coming soon to the Clubhouse - the Secretary's Choice Beer - it's a dark stout selected from a large brewery in Dublin retailing at £2.20 a pint, just the thing to help celebrate the start of 2007!!! Happy New Year everyone :-D

Bazz:
Bertie you said 'I just can't think of anything witty enough' 'tis true, you can never think of anything witty to say. Ever. Why spray yourself open to such torrents, the fact you support Leeds Rhino's & Aberdeen serves as sacrament to the fact that you hate an easy life. Bertie, take your tractor Y-fronts back to hell and be gone!! I love u Bert!!

Cupid Stunt:
Bertie has revealed himself to all well done Bertie you are my hero a Star I am glad you are not Lost.
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Annan RFC lapel pin badges are now in the Club - on sale at £1.50
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Iv heard that there will be nothing on in the club on new years eve. Is this true? And if so y?

Brgdr Harumph-Smythe ret:
What! Nothing on? No Discussion Group this year? It's a sad reflection on the times we live in today, that yougsters would rather girate like imbeciles to those damnable beat combos than take part in a jolly good discussion. A taste of national service wouldn't go amiss, it would certainly show them what a decent haircut looks like!

AlanR:
see Forthcoming Events
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Just checking if anybody can confirm the garnock score on sat. SRU have it the other way round with Garnock winning. Just interested with our next league match a tasty one away to them. Time to kick ass and get revenge.

Gus:
I'm guessing the SRU will be correct. It was the other way around on Saturday - but they often change results during the week...so its game on!!
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if we cant get any teams to play us can we just not have a game against each other it has been 5 weeks and counting since the 2nd team players last had a game!!
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Thanks to everyone who sold Bottle Draw Sheets and who donated bottles. A list of the prizewinners has been posted on the Club noticeboard.
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Thank you to the big burly policeman who helped me on the party train from Carlisle on Friday night. There were hordes of rampaging women and I was worried for my safety.
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I note from the SRU website Fixtures for Division 2 that the rescheduled dates for the Caithness(A) and Stewartry (H) are 17th March and 7th April respectively

ztnmi vczq:
hbtqcdp dxevwtjz prviw zbgvqyua oeihcf etmfidya dtezgvx
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Scores on the doors:

Annan 16 v Highland 6

Broon:
Well done lads, shame the ref chalked the tries off - can't comment, I was off watching Sinbad in Keswick with my girls (closest I got to a pirate today!)
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Dalziel 2nd XV v Annan 2nd XV game is OFF. Waterlogged pitch.
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Don has just informed that Saturday's game is definitely on, but at Annan Academy

don:
Yes - the game is definitely ON. Highland required notification tonight due to hotel booking. Changing will be at Violetbank. The pitch has two or three very soft parts, but generally speaking it is in pretty good nick considering the volume of rain we have had recently. CALLING ALL WILLING HELPERS - some additional forking of parts of the pitch may be required. If you can lend a hand with this on Saturday morning, phone Colin McCann - 201032. Thanks!
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Merry Christmas everyone. x
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im beck will bee at fancy drees night onsat how much is annd do you half two be a member i know who isnt but is playing poor rugby

lord lucan:
where y been

Shergar:
You can share the stable wiv me and Osmar Bin Larden Joe

del irving:
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mary poppings:
it seams like it will b a good party

rudolfe:
santa clause is comeing to town
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How come this is the "Unofficial Site" when it has more info than the "Official Site"?

Gus:
Mr Broon - tis the official site...alas google and a few other search engines still quote the description of about 6 years ago....i've tried to get it changed...one day they might!!!

Broon:
Thanks Gus, I'll sleep better without that added confusion.

Great work on your part, this is one of the best Rugby sites going.
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Annan have been drawn at home to Dunfermline in Round 4 of the SRU National Cup to be played on 20th January

cmc:
think we owe them one do we not?in the ranges i think

Don:
Should be a cracker! Dunfermline have a quality squad and are going very well in Premier 3, lying fourth and very much in the promotion hunt.
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With Highland planning to set off at 4pm on Friday, the pitches will be inspected Friday lunchtime and a definite ON/OFF decision made at that time.

Don:
Keep in touch on the website - the game COULD be at Annan Academy if the school pitch is playable and Violetbank is not
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Just wondering what the festive fixture list looks like? Is the Chisholm cup up for grabs as usual?

PC:
Alreet bobus? Possibly playing stewartry on 23rd as a rearranged league game at home.
Playing dumfries away on 30th.
Highland then pirates this week though. Aaaaaarrrrrr.
When you down and how long for mate?

Bobski:
How do PC? Back on 21st, and about till the 7th. Good to see there are some games on, will be there to shout abuse from the touchline. You know it

Don:
Chisholm Cup will be played for against Stewartry when the fixture is re-arranged - but that will NOT be on December 23rd. Stewartry are due to play Duns on that date. The next standby date is 17th March I think. There is also the possibility of fitting in a fixture on/the night before an International Saturday. So it's Highland on the 16th, Dumfries on the 30th and Garnock on 6th January.

Bobski:
Cheers for the info don
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Of the eight cases of Club wine ordered, only three remain - get your Christmas bottles soon before it is too late!

Don:
STOP PRESS.....only two cases left!
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Scores on the Doors

FT: Annan 1sts 76 v Strathclyde 3

Wee Jock Poo Plop McPong:
Hmm, something wrong here...13.30 kick-off yet final score posted at 14.12...Not to worry, I thought young Michael Scott played a blinder today. Gosh, we are inundated with so many talented youngsters. Long may it continue.

startled:
come oan, whae ur ye Wee Jock, gie it up or forever be a misunderstood fake puff
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what's this i read of muff gettin a hatrick. there's got to be a mistake there.
i'm flabbergasterd

Bazz:
I love u sambo!!Tell Catherine that I love heR!!
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Good luck on Saturday

Hope Violetbank holds up...hows it looking just now? - Chances of the game being on?


db:
Not looking good!

blackie:
the seconds game is off the pitch is very waterlogged the firsts is touch and go but on the side of go at the moment

AlanR:
pitch inspection at 8.30am Saturday morning

Gus:
Pitch inspection brought forward to this afternoon - Game is on - Come on Annan!!
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The Bottle Draw, as you know, takes place on Sunday 17th December. In addition to selling your sheet, this is an appeal to all Players, Committee, Family and Friends - could you rummage around in your drinks cupboards and find something which you could donate for the draw, the give it to Tich before the 17th. Many thanks.
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does anyone know if there are any 2nd team fixtures or games on after the 16th of december that i could get a run out in?
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Right lads, the flights are out for PC's Stag do to Cardiff so I need deposits now to get them nice and cheap. Will be asking for £100 in order to pay for the flight and book the hotel. No excuses please, just pay up or you wont be going. Dont let your captain down -he needs you. Give the money to me or Baz or leave it behind the bar. Punishments will be handed out on tour for rubber cheques.

PC:
Same goes for Puds do. Get your coin oot

onny who else:
Well my flight is booked for PCs stag as I am coming back on the sunday yes I know Im a light wieght but hey shit happens.
Looks as though you boys require some professional advice on how to organise a tour feel free to give me a call my consultancy fee is quite reasonable.
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Whit's aw this aboot bad English an aw that ither pap. We's aw talk jist braw, an onywey the English language is fu o continental wurds an his bin fur ages an ages.
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Hello Guys Look forward to a cracking cup game next week

Best wishes from the Men in black

NowAnnanNow:
Thank You

Should be a great game
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how come we started the weeekend 10pts behind falkirk, we won wi bonus bt and they lost by 9pts and we are still 6pts behind them. Can this be clarified?

Gus:
interested - i make them 5 points behind - so does the SRU website. Looks like your reading a dodgy paper/website. Go the Annan

Andy:
Looking at the league table this is still very much a 5 horse race with a lot of big games coming up in the new year, great result on Saturday to win and break the hoodoo but that was the least that was required to keep up with the other teams.

Vorder Carolman:
Dear Gus, in your summary of the game from saturday on the 'latest news' page you state this was 'an historic win'. Is this not bad grammar? I hear this term often on news channels and on radio programs and each time I do, i cringe. Surely you only use 'an' when the next word begins with a vowel. As historic begins with 'h' should it not be 'a historic win' ? Or does it come from cockney, 'an 'istoric win' I'm not picking on you but if these sort of englishisms dont stop soon I will be forced to march down to downing street and kick tony blair right up the dungtube and demand 'an'official explaination. This would probably result in 'a'historic paper being written on how to speak proper and also to write proper. Unless of course joe is his educational spokesperson, and thin wee arr oll inn bothir.

AlanR:
quote from 'English Usage 2005' - a historic or an historic - which form you use seems to be little more than a personal preference. Both usages are sufficiently common to be considered correct in modern English.

Dinnae mess wi ma laddie Voder Carolman

Gus:
Vorder Carolman - apologies - you may find quite a lot of grammatical errors on these pages...I blame the teachers at Annan Academy...anyway if you place your mouse arrow on the headline...it will change just for you....always glad to help

Theo Saurus:
Vorder,

You may wish to use grammar and spellcheck prior to leaving silly comments.

Anomolous these things mazy appear, when was the last time you stayed in an hotel?

minto:
strewth, debates about grammar in the English language. I must have ventured onto the wrong web site.
Who thinks Andy Farrell will make it at inside centre?

Arthur Mullard:
Here here Mr Minto, can we at last get back to the subject of which this esteemed journal should really be about? Yes, rugby!
Now Minty, if indeed I may call you that, let us indulge in some philosophical musings, to whit ‘Will Mr Andrew Farrell make it (sic) at inside centre?’
Ah, at the moment I feel this statement is but a theoretical hypothesis, his play, of late has had a certain patina and stylized artifice, not totally convincing to this observer.
However, our own young Mr Smith, when on his game, is sheer poetry, his angles of running a bravura piece of balletic perfection, its physical arc as perfectly composed and realised as a Bach Fugue.
Discuss.

Vorder Carolman:
Sorry Alan, didna mean to mess wi yer laddie, it was just an big mistake. I just think its an travesty of the english language and it obviously comes from the southern softies lack of prefixing an 'H' in front of their words. An 'istoric, an 'ipocrite, an 'ippopotamus and so on ad infinitum. jeest makes ma blood bile so it diz.

ODDBALLS:
Well Minto and Mullard the answer according to ex wallaby coach Eddie Jones is that Farrell and Walker both from rugby league are starting to hit form.Making Andy Robinsons enforced departure a trifle unlucky we shall see.

minto:
Yes, the rugby league players are looking impressive. Remember the Lions winning in S.Africa with ex-RL players - Alan Tait and Bentley on the wings.I'd pick Farrell and I'd bet on him being their top performer at RWC 2007...should help them into 6th place.

Oddballs:
So if England come 6th in the world cup 2007 who should come above them.What do you think the order will be in the six nations.

minto:
Yes,
1.NZ.2.Fr.3Oz.4Ire.5.RSA 6.Eng

minto:
6 nations prediction:

1. Ire 2. Fr 3.Eng 4.Wa 5. Sc 6. It

...I've got an Irish granny.
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Is it still possible to get hold of six nations tickets from the rugby club?

Don Barty:
I'm afraid not - all orders had to be placed some time ago. Contact SRU for home games, FFR or RU for away games. Good luck in your search for tickets.
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Scores on the Doors

Duns 7 v Annan 1st XV 31

Muff gets a hatrick -

Some photos of the game - now online - see link at top of the page

annan fan!!:
well done ya hobbit. good result boys and even better falkirk getting beat by garnock we have the chance of going top of the league now. NOW ANNAN NOW!!!!!!

belly:
good result boys and well done muffster on getting a hatrick.
Gus i have never saw muff dance like that in my life or wear a suit. Your giving that boy a good image here.

Dyed in the Wool Muff Fan:
Belly, that's not him dancing, he always walks like that. Suit's cool though, looks like a Resevoir Hobbit.
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Having met someone from your town (Michelle Lennox who is now a close friend) and being a big lover of Rugby as all Kiwi's are I was very interested to learn Annan had a Rugby club. I look forward to watching your progress this season and glad to see you are doing very well Me I use to play for Te Atatu in Auckland and are a strong follower of the Auckland Blues and The All Blacks well now you got a fan over this side of the world Go the might Annan. I would also like to find out if at all possible if I could buy some club gear from you. that would be cool look forward to hearing from anyone of you
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Good luck tomorrow boys, wonder if Billy will enjoy the show now that he has been found out?
Im sure you will make him pay bazz mm not long til Ireland 2008
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the seconds game tomorrow is off waterlogged pitch
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Club wine here on Sunday (£5.60)....Lapel Badges MIGHT be here before Christmas (£1.50)...Car Stickers coming soon (£1.50 or £1.00 depending on design)
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I have it on good authoratah that two players will miss the Duns game because they are going to see the Billy Elliot musical (or is it the BooBoo Elliot musical). Keith Hogg told me that if he done that Boss Hogg would have beaten him to an inch of his life, which in a quirky way mirrors the Billy Elliot tale. Discuss.

hoggy:
fact

Bertie:
Shockeroony! Name and shame those players! I can't understand why anyone would want to go and see a show like that rather than travel that lovely road to Duns for a game of rugby!!!

PC:
Yon lass on the left resembles yon aussie that gets her waps oot and is also pumping david walliams. I think her name is emily scott??

ed:
Emily Scott, eh? Hmmmm interesting

Gus:
Baz - have you just given me Januarys Caption Comp pic? - 3 in a row featuring the Bazz.....I'll have to see what the Xmas night out brings.....cameras at the ready!!
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Posters now up in the club and at Violetbank for the players xmas night out.

Theme: Pirates
Venue: Rugby club
Date : 16th Dec
Time : 7pm

Gus:
Pirate training guide now online - see link at top of page....yaaarrr
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Advance notice - the Club will be open on Friday 22nd December and Friday 29th December from 3pm.
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lets get as many people 2 rc 4 poker nite. the more the go then the more money 4 us gretna boys 2 win!!!

db:
See full details in the "Forthcoming Events" section - plus an interesting instructional video!

freddy v jason:
can all ages go 2 poker night?

Poker Man:
Is is a rebuy? - or is it £10 and then thats it? Why not make it a £5 rebuy for the 1st 90 mins - that way it can build up the pot to quite a bit and if you get knocked out - you can buy back in?
Just a though...i play £5 rebuys with my mates...last month - 12 of us - pot at the end...£225!! nice...
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Caption Comp
November Winner - Ally Muir - Bottle of Smirnoff Vodka is behind the bar for pick up

December pic is now up

Doug:
Ally Muir? Isn't he that dick that stole and broke the table from the rugby club?

Ally Muir:
Wow, i won and doug spoke. its all go in here.
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The exquisite Club wines - a Sauvignon Blanc and a red Cabernet Sauvignon will be in the Club as from Sunday 3rd December - only £5.60 a bottle - the ideal Christmas present or bottle to garnish your Christmas/New Year dinner table. Alternatively, you can have a glass of the aforementioned elixir in the Club at a mere £1.20 per glass.
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Is the game still on tomorrow?

AlanR:
No game off
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Xmas night out is set for Sat 16th December.
The theme is Pirates as Pirates aaaaarrrrre cool.
Be there or walk the plank!!

johhny:
i will walk the plank Captain to old for dressing up now !!!
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Come on - whats happened to the chat?
Its like morgue in here!!
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The video clips on the download page are now also in the better quality 3gp format. These should work on most decent mobile phones...my crappy samsung only likes the mp4 ones...
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i think ther should be songs when u go on the website it wil be cool ??/

Now Annan Now:
What songs do you think would be good?

After last saturday - take your pick from

Men in Black, Dirty, Back in Black,

*groan*

dazzle:
dunno but it was a gd idea

sam:
the automatic - monster

smc:
goodnight horse

gav lynch:
or how about songs blasting oot when the players take 2 the field, ie, when muff n pc run oot we could have the umpa lumpar tune playing!!!!
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hi guys,
i was online looking for home and found this site. im hoping someone will remember me as i probably went to school with some of you, ie babe, alastair graham. my name is michelle lennox, i moved to new zealand 18 yrs ago and have lost touch with people. im hoping to hear from old schoolmates, but i cant get in touch through friends reunited as i cant join from here. by the way, ive heard you guys are pretty good!!, keep up the good work, and i would love to hear from anyone who remembers me.
regards
michelle

First mate:
Michelle, you may be suprised to know that babe has become a pirate, and on his days off likes nothing better than too sail his ship out the solway firth with his scurvy seadog shipmates, looking for pie ships to plunder.

belly:
michelle
i think its only fair to tell you that babe is now a steven segal look a like but with a added 50 pound on to his body. but he still a good dancer!!1
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just watched the video of the accies match. excellent. i can't get to watch the matches although i have just joined he club (i hope) and watched one match at violetbank. i don't know the players so could we get the cameraman to give a name check on breaks/tackles etc to fill us in? whatever, keep up the good work. i look forward to the next match.

the fat pirate:
silly Walter, you dinny write your real name & e-mail address or the spammers will get you!!!

Bill McLaren:
Wally - listen to the crowd, they generally tell you who is doing what - you'll hear various names such as Chocolate, PC, Nelly, Muff, Smithy, Hoggy, Snowie, Bazz, Griff, AJ and Garbage - generally the last of these is the most appropriate! Use the team listing in the programme to match up players with their nicknames and positions and also check out the profile pages on this site!

Don:
No more correspondence required - I have already e-mailed a sensible response to Walter.

grhco dkaru:
pltnicuf qlwpdi emlxtvqd woiyfxtnu mfcaind ishtp pwtizucvj
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No games today so i was bored..so i have created the all singing, all dancing Annan RFC Forum.

See link at top of page or to the left.

Get registered before all the best names get taken!!

Get debating
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both games are off tomorrow

Gus:
Tis true...all games are off...thus by default you must all support the Belly..
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has the u16 game aganist irvine been cancelled????????
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gd luck 2 the 1st n 2nds 2 moro have a great game .
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I've created a download page (see link at top of page or index to the left)

Includes Backgrounds for your PC and mobile phone.

I have also created some clips for your mobile phone. They work on my Samsung D500 - if they dont work on your phone - drop me and email and i'll see what I can do. If you want any other clips mobiled up - also drop me an email

Gus
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Just a couple of quick things from committee meeting the other night. A note of apprecaition to Dave 'Dinger' Bell for all his hard work with the youths on Sundays - even down to making the soup on a Saturday night - good work fella! Congratulations to Belly and good luck in the Scottish Deaf game against the English Deaf Team this Saturday - get it up them! And finally - volunteers wanted for a tidy-up up at Violetbank on Sunday 26th November at 12pm - cleaning up the garage and other places - all help appreciated!

Help what`s that?:
Hope you have success in getting volunteers!! Word of advice - be better to ask people direct - never appear to get volunteers!! Same folk that do a bit of everything.

disillusioned:
Will the garage not just sort of clean itself, like an oven?
Why the need for help, I thought things just 'happened' on their own, while nobody was looking?

Heston Ementhal:
Yep, a big backslap for Dinger 'F word' Bell', slaving away in 'Hell's Kitchen' over a big pot of steaming bouillabaise for the young uns.
I hear his croutons are immense!
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Annan won their game against alloa, the score 40 - 0 meaning their in the quarter final.

Bertie:
Well done guys. Cracking result - hope the quarter finals gives you a home game!

Academy:
Just to say that the quarter final game is at home.
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Video Clips from the 1sts game v Glasgow Accies now online (see link at top of page).

Full highlights should be up by lunchtime.

Gus

I don`t believe it!!:
Can`t believe Annan played in the conditions that appear apparent on the video clips!! What`s the chances of the games being played this week?

belly:
very slim by looks of the weather tonight. If the game is off why you dont you all go up and watch the scottish deaf play england deaf at braidholm glasgow.

Isle of the seventies:
If the games are off, perhaps it would be a good idea to go and support Belly, there'd be no hesitation in the old days, flag down a shooting break and away. But as Belly often sings,
those days are gone now and autumn sleeves lie deep and crisp and even........
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Now then!!! this is a request for all tourists
were you in Canada or Texas?
Did you take any pictures?
Are you computer literate?
If so would you email any pics you have to me at n13lat@gmail.com
Photos are required for a forthcoming event to be held in the club for tourists and future tourists.
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wat fools had predicted all the correct results then didn't back arsenal against liverpool? idiots.
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Awright boys, anybody ken where Danczack the polack is. I cannae find him. Tell the chimp to give me a shout.
Now Annan Now
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I've just heard that the U16's are playing a league game at Dumfries this afternoon. Good Luck lads.

Don:
U16s won 20-17
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Hey, looking back, I see the desktop mureal(spelling mistake). The players I liked playing best with was......Rio, Stuart Williamson, Paul Minto, Clanny & Paul Buckley. Who now is our coach, legend!!

Andy:
Well said Bazz - I always think there is no better way to spend the wee small hours of a Sunday morning than comparing leg end team mates of yore
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Scores on the Doors:
Annan 1st XV 18 v Glasgow Accies 0
Carlisle 0 v Annan 2nd XV 55

Minto:
Now the season has turned half way it looks like Garnock are the serious threat to our promotion. Can we beat them at their place?

Bazz:
Cheers Gus-ford you say I got a conversion but I did no such thing. Craig McCann is the man!! Man Utd for the league

Now Annan Now:
Will be tough - if we can reproduce the Falkirk form - then I think yes. Mind though top 3 go up this year (i think) so its all to play for!!

Gus:
Bazz - sorted...the official points keeper got confused as by the end - you all looked the same...
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was just wondering if there was any games planned on a fri night under the floodlights. would reckon if there was a 1st vs the 2nd or an over 28s vs under 28s. i think that would be a great entertaining game.

griff:
why over and under 28s baz u still wanna play for th young guns? ur getting old like old r u?

ex player rod stuart:
just out of interest who is the best player in the 1st be truthful.

Bazz:
I am not Shaaabaaaaaazzz.

belly:
no your a rat baz canny see you as owt else!!!!

Argentina ArgentinaArgent:
Yes Baz that would be good and the bar-takings would benefit. I'll get the baby-sitter organised. The result is easy to predict, wouldn't you agree?

rob andrew:
over 28s to beat the under 28 by 12 points amigo!!!

barry g:
it would be more of a game if it was over 38ths v under 38ths
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As always - good luck to both teams this weekend. Bring it home!!

Georges Pompidou:
Eviter les contrafacons mes enfants.
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Coming soon - just in time for Christmas - Annan Rugby Club wine with Club crest on label - 2 beautiful Chilean wines - a red Merlot/sauvignon and an exquisite white Sauvignon Blanc - both at £5.40 per bottle (selected by wine importers in Stirling) - the ideal Christmas gift and/or the perfect accompaniment for your Christmas and New Year Dinners. These wines have already been sampled and have the "President's Choice" mark of approval.

Stocking fillers or "mini gifts", as well as for sporting yourself - enamelled Annan RFC pin lapel badge - only £1.50 each.

The above items will be in the Club around December 10th - advance orders welcome.

Don:
Also, don't forget the replica shirts - orders to dave Fisher or Colin Warrick by November 20th

Pierre Le Poop:
Bonsoir Don, pourquoi vin chilien, pourquoi non français? Le vin français est le meilleur ! Y a il n'importe quel fromage de club de rugby d'Annan, j'adorent le fromage. Je suis français. Au revoir

Dean Martin:
Pierre, ruisselez vous ous avez-vous le rage? C'est evidentement vous avez le cerveau d'une sandwich au fromage! Mettez un w.c. sur votre tete et gardez-la tandis que je chie sur vous.

Roasted Dean Martin:
When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie...thats amore

Ingin Johnny:
Salut les mecs! Laissez notre Président tranquil. Quant à la sélection des vins, c'est lui l'expert. En plus, vous parlez français comme des vaches espagnoles!

joe:
voli vo cos she avec mou s swa

Zorro:
Tu madre era un hamster y tu padre plia a bayas de sauco.

Eso es moreno o es que tienes mierda en los dedos?

El Sid:
Si su madre es un hámster mi hurón, Rodney la comería probablemente con la salsa del HP, quizás de la cual está la materia marrón usted charla

Bazz:
Achtung Baby!!

Chuque Berret:
Bonjour mes petits amis, je n'écouterais pas notre président estimé car il boirait l'urine de porcs par une chaussette.

Don:
L'urine des vaches - ouais! L'urine des cochons - jamais!

Startled:
Tout cet entretien d'urine de porc me fait la soif pour une pinte de Tennents... oh les mémoires
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iv just been wonderinng woo is the all time top points scorer all time top try scorer played the most league gammes and got the most trys to games ratio iwont ask about takles to a game ratio as i know ill b top with my big four arm smashes anyway im away to real league now see yous at christmas
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the seconds game against dumfries is off due too loads of call offs in their first team aye right pepe has organised a game at carlisle cheers pepe 2pm ko
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wat was the u16 score?

gus:
dont think they played today

??:
yes they did they got bet 70-nil unlucky lads
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Because I stayed in last night - and no page to update - I spent my morning creating a screen background of the Falkirk game for your PC. See link at top of page...

See the glorious result whenever you turn on your PC....alas you will also see Muff on your PC....but is that really a bad thing?

Gus:
Why stop at one - decided to do another - see link at top of page.

mvdgz ipmjd:
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Good luck to the 2nds against Irvine - its gonna be a tough one!!!

Gus:
Score on the Doors

Irvine 22 v Annan 2nds 12 - unlucky lads

confused:
The word on the street is Gav scored all annans points. Is this true?

belly:
no its not true but he did score a good try at the end!!
sorry for getting sin binned lads in the last 5 mins. but you all played a good game. we will get the f*#!er down here.

gav lynch:
f*$k off belly, i did so score all the points, even irvine's 22 points!!!!!!!! p.s hows the head belly?
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URGENT
The Caithness game is OFF.
Their pitch is waterlogged

Alan Robertson

Ed:
Aye right it is!
Hairy and me are still going.

Ed:
Just heard that the game's been re-arranged for Dec 23rd,
that right?
Could be puffin for crimbo dinner.

griff:
dec 23rd that mite b my works nite out boo hoo mite aswell ave christmas up there then

Bazz:
Re-arranging the game to 23rd December would, in my opinion be a ludicrous decision!! I would have to stay in on Black Eye Friday.

Dunbar Hospital 5.10.59:
If my early childhood memories serve me correctly Caithness will need to have floodlights for a 2pm kick-off at that time of year. Tak a torch with ye.

No gamesmanship involved here is there? Or am I being cynical!

Now Annan Now:
SRU rules state that game should be played on the first avlaible free Saturday - the 23rd December is that Saturday for the SRU. I think we all know it wont be played on that day as there will be little chance that the pitch would be playable and even if it was - the clubs are allowed decide on a different date if there are appropriate circumstances (it being on the 23rd December and 350 miles away seems good enough to me!!!)

AlanR:
Indeed the 23rd December is the first date setaside by the SRU for rescheduled matches, however, Garnock are in front of us in the queue for that date having had their game at Thurso cancelled last week - damitt!!!

Ed:
What's the matter with the 23rd December? I'll bet there's a good 'Black Eye Friday' in Inverness for Bazz too. Of course, all you guys who have been told that they are going shopping (like it or not), won't make it. Boo hoo, poor lightweights.

Annan Academical:
The line in the preview that "Annan have never played Caithness at any level" is not quite accurate. Annan Academy beat Caithness HS in the Schools Cup in the early 1990s (ask Colin "Are you tired of living son" McCann for confirmation) If memory serves we were horsed at home by St Aloysious in the next round

Dave Fisher:
More recently Annan Academy beat Thurso HS in Thurso in Nov 2002 before going out of the cup to Glasgow Academy, who had one Johnny Beattie playing , in the next round.
The score escapes me but it was not a "horseing"

Pud:
Caithness should be thrown out of the league for spoiling Kevs, hairy's and my weekend- chumps
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Annan Academy 10 Dunbar Grammar School 5 - under the Violetbank lights. Well done!

Hairy:
I thought it was 13-5.

Chocolate:
Well done lads!!

Haribo eldest:
It was 13-5, Don was fed ropey information, inexcusable I know but my brain had gone on partial shutdown due to the extreme sub zero temperatures.

PC:
Aye, well done lads.

Ed:
Crikey, El Haribo the Elder is rapidly becoming the minister for disinformation, go easy on the mercury diet mate!
Anyway, well done to those lads.

griff:
well done young pups

Hairy:
The Annan fullback was wearing TIGHTS!!! - Is that the sound of Jim Lorraine spinning in his grave I hear.

Ann Summers:
Did Jim prefer stockings, suspenders and a red garter?

Scandalmongers anonymous:
It was a strong leather belt he liked and lots of Embassy tipped. Jim was an athlete ahead of his time!

His brother was allegedly "well acquainted" with Ma Robb - now then!
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good t see that the page has bn updated from this mornin.... woz worried that a hadnt bn picked..... and worried even more by J Callaghans newly developed super powers of bein in 2 places at once!
But on another note'Mon the Annan Academy Boys tnyt!
Get urself up there if you can for support!
6 O'clock kick off under the
floodlights!
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AlanR:
Sorry Jonno - my fault I must stop writing the reports at 2 in the morning!
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3rd Round Cup Draw

Annan get a home try against Strathclyde Police

Always good to get a home tie!!

Tie to be played on the Sat 9th December

Selected other ties:

RAF Kinloss v Langholm
Caithness v Dumfries
Newton Stewart v Penicuik
Stewartry v Clydebank
Isle of Mull v Moffat - Plate

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nae joy for langholm and dumfries, drawing raf kinross and caithness away. we have had to suffer 2 long away games this year and its nice to get a home draw.
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School game on under the flood lights tonight at violetbank. 6pm kick-off I think so get wrapped up and support the lads.
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The weekend report should have read that the youth team scored 11 tries instead of the 10 I mistakenly reported. The missing try was a belter from Callum Bell, and also there were 3 conversions not 5 as I stated. Final score 61-0 in annans favour although in accordance with SRU rules 'only' 60 points can be recorded. Apologies to all offended by my inaccuracies.
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wens the u16s league table getting put on?

Gus:
What do you mean? its been up for weeks?? *cough*
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Annan U16's 60 Ardrossan Accies U16's 0
Well played lads - photos will be up soon

Gus:
Photos now up - see link at top of page

Well played!!
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I'd just like to wish Keith Nelson a speedy recovery from what looked a fairly bad knee injury incurred whilst scoring the type of try that typifies his ability and skill.

A good win for the 2s today and despite what others may think I belive we played to our strenghts and to the conditions. It wasn't pretty but nowadays many games aren't - often televised games on Sky are crap but are hyped up by the Commentators into something great.

Lets be positive - we won for f*%k sake, in all the years I've played Rugby I've never realy given a toss how we won, as long as we won. Obliged and good night.

Gus:
Get well soon Keith.

Match photos from the 2nds game now online - see link at top of page

thewatcher:
agreed Big Stuff, but to win with swashbuckling style & panasshh like thwe 1's are doing is fun too!!

belly:
get well soon keith. I hear you have to carry your weight about for 10 days on the cruches. That is a good gym exercise for you maybe you could give it a go big stuff!!! you would soon get back down to your texas weight of 15 stone

Broon:
I thought Keith had an outstanding game on Saturday - hope he's not out for too long - he'll be missed.

Agree completely with your comments Stuff, a horrible day with a greasy ball doesn't equate to a spectacle of flowing rugby. The interplay between forwards and backs was a major plus point though. It is possible that more tries could and should have been scored. However, a win is a win and there's no point in carping about what we maybe should have done. Points in the bag - end of story.

Bertie:
Well said Big Stuff and Broon, it was great to see the boys get a win - they played well in the conditions and earned the win. It's Annan seconds - it's not supposed to be pretty!!! Best wishes to Keith - he played a stormer!

Broon:
Bertie, not sure your comment regarding prettiness will be appreciated. Also, I would suggest that the 2s can and do play attractive rugby. We strive to play a XV man game, sometimes that's not practical. As previously stated the interplay between forwards and backs on Saturday was extremely good, it was so good in fact that it almost had a balletic quality. Your comment was unnecessary and unwelcome, your apology in the way of free beer for all 2nds players will be gratefully accepted.
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Scores on the Doors:

Linlithgow 22 v Annan 1sts 28
Annan 2nds 39 v Cambuslang 0
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Xmas coming fast!
Want the perfect gift for your partner / son /daughter.
An Annan RFC replica shirt could be the answer.
See Club Shop link for details
Orders must be with myself or Colin Warrick by Nov 20th for Xmas delivery.
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Just a quick note to let you know that the Scottish Deaf team are playing their English counterparts in a historic match at Braidholm, Glasgow on Saturday 18th November, 1pm kick-off! Our very own Neil "Belly" Bell will be playing!
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Good luck to both teams at the weekend,Linlithgow not an easy place to go and get a result its a bit like Duns and Milntown.

Now Annan Now

Now Annan Now:
Indeed - good luck today.

thewatcher:
Onny its not that difficult to get to, just up the M74 & along the M8 & your there! Milton & Duns on the other hand you have to go up the dreaded A7
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First few caption comp entries now up - see link at top of page.

Also - Match reports of all the game from last weekend (plus opposing view from Falkirk) also up - links at top of page...

W.J.P.P.M.:
Incredible, there you have it-Annan won because of the slope in the pitch!! I ask you! What planet is Falkirk reporter on...

Now Annan Now:
I dont think he is saying it was the slope - but I never understand when folk say there is a substantial slope at Violetbank - there isn't!! its about 50 cm higher from one corner to the opposite I think...I'm sure someone will correct me....

Anyway - good luck to all 3 teams this weekend - lets try and get another 100%'er...

Ed:
Ah, we've been rumbled, Violetbank, although cunningly disguised as a perfectly level sward to rival the finest bowling green, does, in fact conceal a scientifically formulated slope of such proportions, to give a -some would say- unfair advantage to the cognoscenti.
Have you never noticed the amount of times Annan have elected to play UP HILL in the first half and then use the slope to ambush the unwary, in the second half?
Now that the cat's out of the bag, a new strategem must be formulated, doh!

Bertie:
At long last the real reason for me being so slow on the pitch was the result of the steep hill - and I thought I was just slow and unfit!!

PC:
What is your excuse for being slow when playing down that gigantic slope Bertie?
My excuse is that I'm short and fat!

Bertie:
As Ed says, we opted to play 'down the hill' in the second half quite frequently so I was knackered after running up the hill in the first half!
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Get your names up for the stag doos lads, we're wanting to book flight shortly so need to know who's going.
Ta

Pud:
Aye, do it- they will be the 2 best weekends of your lives
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Gus,
The clip of Cool Baz in Falkirk game is pure genius and highly entertaining/amusing. Long may your excellent work continue.

Gus:
Baz was the genius - entertaining the crowd like that.

Also apologies for when the tune pipes in on that clip....may have made it a bit too loud!!

3 blind mice:
the reason why baz was juggling the ball about is he forgot to put his contact lenses in!!!
I hear the referees can give you a discount basil, since they have sponorship by a spec company!!!!

Ed:
Well, what can you say, 'the roar of the greasepaint, the smell of the crowd' entertainment by the bucketfull, superb stuff and blimey, how does he keep a straight face? The rugby was pretty darn good too.

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An e-mail was received from the SRU today (Tuesday 24th) that orders for the 6 Nations away matches have to be with SRU by NEXT TUESDAY!! Orders to the Club by Saturday 28th October for the England game (3rd February) and France match (17th March)
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It had to happen - after 11 years I have succumbed and added a caption competition to these pages.

See link at top of page

Lets see your best efforts
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Feet on the ground - the next two games are real biggies - and the same approach as last Saturday will definitely be required. Hope you all enjoyed your Saturday night!
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Stewartry U16's 5 Annan Under 16's 29 - well done lads a clean sweep for the club at the weekend.

PC:
29-5 would be the full score Alan. Well done lads, it's never easy when Loopy is refereeing but you stuck to it and got a great result.

PC:
Oops, didn't read the 1st comment correctly.

AlanR:
Correction - the score was 5 - 26 Sorry!
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Well done both annan teams on your wins this weekend. Gus, we have just got back online. Wife and I miss most games but can keep up with what is going on due to your site thanks. Wonderfull stuff and I like the Videos and pics huge improvement great.

Gus:
Cheers Steve

smithy:
Gus, can I just back that up, great work with the video clips, especially Jack Tinnings ("Ya Fanny") and Baz's
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Fantastic try -well done Annan,great result,you got stuck in!!.. i even thought about babytsitting Bigstuff -or was he looking for a babysitter for his children? Give me a call Bigstuff - I`m sure you`re easy to bed!!

Big Stuff:
I dont know who you are therefore I shall not entrust my Children to you (and yes I am easy to bed - I am in it every night around 10ish) Obliged
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Scores on the doors..

Annan 1sts 29 v Falkirk 14...


sam:
i salute you!!

Broon:
Today's result should get the messages flooding in. Now watch the numbers watching on a Saturday. Well stuck in and well done lads. How do you manage that reverse pass to yourself Snowie, or Bazz your balance the ball on your head trick was great!

frangner:
bazz is th ronaldinho of rugby

Pud:
Outstanding today lads! Did someone say that McKenzie guy used to play for Scotland?? Surely not, next you'll be telling me that Bilbo Baggins is on the wing for the all blacks!!

joe trailtrow:
pud ass as you say kev played 4 sccotland but i played four staindland stagsw and neevre mind about bilbbo billy and willvz wass on ore ming well doen

Gus:
Tries from the Falkirk game - now online (yes I have no life...) Full highlights up tomorrow. See link at top of page

alan ro............:
gus you do a great job well done

Gus:
Thank you - I really do need to get a life though..

Full 1st half highlights now up - Full 2nd half highlights up by 2.00pm.

Match photos now also up

Startled:
Whit are ye daein oot o bed Gus?

Gus:
Alas down for the weekend for the Falkirk game - but suffering from Man-flu *cough*....so no drink to be had...hence the quick turnaround on the clips...
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Pud's getting married,
PC's getting married.... we all know these things come in threes.
So what I'm thinking is...... who's next?

What price SMG?

Broon:
Is that cos things come in threes?

w b h:
no its j s tinning well done
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good luck 2 both teams 2moro take the game 2 them show them how play rugby
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Gents, I need the names of those intending on going on Puds stag doo.
It's 3 nights in Berlin for a beer festival, from 3rd - 6th August 2007.
Total cost will be around £200 + spending loot.
There will be a poster in the club imminently so get your names on it.
Ta

Bobski:
Put me down PC, I'll be there. Just need to get some leiderhosen. Das Booot!! Obliged

Bazz:
Was ist das kommend uber den hugel, ist es ein monster? Wunderbar, unterhosen, knokwurst. I'm going
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Good luck this weekend to both teams.

Lets give Falkirk another 13th January 1996 to remember it is the 10 year anniversary after all

Now Annan Now

groggy:
The anniversary does indeed bring back fond memories, but I think the score will be a bit closer on Saturday! If we have the belief and if we play a fast game, using our backs to the full - it should be a helluva game!

the fat pirate:
did'nt you score a momentus try from your own half in the last Falkirk game bigstuff? What was the final score and who got the try's?

Now Annan Now:
Think the score was 148-14. Annan ran in about 24 tries....I hope Annan can get 24 points on Saturday - then we will have a chance!!

Now Annan Now

The Histrorian:
was that in the days of the 3 or 4 point try?

Broon:
Composure and a refusal to be intimidated by reputations are the keys to this game. Who gives a twopenny toss who used to play for whoever at whatever level. Saturday is XV v XV, they're coming expecting to win - well, I hope they'll be in for a shock. Stick it to them and good luck boys.
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Well done on Saturday lads- not the best performance of all time but you stuck in and it paid off in the end. Make sure and have a hard week of training and get stuck into these Falkirk lot on Saturday.
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A gentle reminder - if you have not yet paid your membership fees, they are now overdue!
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Scores on the doors..

Kilmarnock 15 v Annan 1sts 17 - drop goal by Annan in injury time.

Kilmarnock 5 v Annan 2nds 39

Get In:
Brilliant - get in Annan!!

Annan Supporter:
Who was the main players for the 1sts yesterday then?

db:
In the forwards, W Henderson and N Moffat were outstanding. Match report coming soon.

Gus:
1st match report now online - see link at top of page

Gus:
Some photos from the 2nds game now online - see link at top of page
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Good luck today to both teams...

Lets get it up 'em....
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We need more agents for the weekly Football Forecast competition, especially from the players. Our top agent at the moment is neither a player nor a Committee member - and last week he sold a staggering 115 lines. Your help is required, even if you can only muster a relatively small number of regular customers. Give your name to Lindsay Currie and collect a weekly sheet at the Bar.
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Chariots of Chocolate!
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Couple of new player profiles up (link via the Annan RFC Funpages)

Also - lots of portraits are missing a picture.....get yours sent in....if you want to give your fellow player a hand...who knows - maybe you have a picture you would like to send in for them......
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does any body know the fixtures???

Gus:
They might be up one day...you never know....

fan:
i am sure one of the coaches will have lad
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Poster now up on the club notice board for PC's stag do- get your names on it. Any idea's for a theme are more than welcome. I take my hat off to anyone who can think of a better idea than 30 odd Jim Gibbs strutting round Cardiff

Andy:
How about Commandos - you all dress up as GI Joe Crowther (with wrist strapping of course) and then you supply everyone with a toy GI soldier - then throughout the weekend the chief stag will shout "Soldiers" and everyone must assume the pose of their model soldier - no matter what they are doing at the time - lose the soldier and forfeits await!

Bertie:
Could've been a worse idea I suppose - Andy might have suggested Barbie dolls!!!!

Muff:
Its not very often i get excited enough over a message on this board that i feel that i have to make my feelings heard, but from now untill June every time i hear the word Cardiff i will get a twinj in me Ys. I cant wait untill the sleepless night stage. I say we all dress up as PCs mam then all we have to do is look like PC and lets face it thats not that hard for me. Stick in fellow hibbit.

Big Stuff:
What about dressing up in something from the era before tracksuits became popular? Any ideas Pud?

Pud:
Was that the era when the Gretna boys were mental... not like Muff, I mean really mental

Bazz:
Proposed Cardiff itinerary: bus - flight - bedlam - bedlam - bedlam - flight - bus - bed.

Broon:
Why not go as the Derek Batey Appreciation Society. Big lapelled check jackets, mingin' ties, flares with a six button waistband and platform soled shoes. Tam the Bat and Kenny Bashtad will still have loads in their wardrobes for you to borrow.

smithy:
Half of us could go as Jim Gibb and the rest as large Tuna Fish and when the signal is given Jim chaces the fish along the street screaming "I Fu**ing hate Tuna" until we arrive at the next stage of the bedlam

Sam Botam:
What about going as the 37 dwarfs, pc and muff got a good start on everybody else, but you have to think of a name that suits yourself like for instance if cashus were to go he could be called injuredy, broon could be offsidey, pud could be ligamenty, willux could be dopey, oh that name's already been used!! Just an idea.

Hairy:
How about Pilots ,Stewards and Stewardess's. Imagine 30 odd eejits lining up at check in with little trolley cases , wearing a blazers with the gold braid on the cuffs, and caps tucked under the arm. Stewards would obviously have to act a bit camp and stewardess,s bring a trolley full of booze!
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Highlights of the 1st half v Howe of Fife now online.

Its just the small video on the main page. Waiting for google video to release the other bigger version -hopefully soon!!

Plan to get the 2nd half up sometime today as well

Cheers

Bertie:
Just watched the video highlights for the first time on this website - excellent stuff - only 18 minutes of highlights from the 1st half?!!! Big hand to Billy Jardine for the excellent videos and Gus for great work putting them on the screen! Beats watching Eastenders!!!!

Gus:
Cheers Bertie...you should see the 2nd half highlights (when google get their finger out!!!) - it runs at 22 minutes..I cant help it if the entire game is one big highlight......

smithy:
Nice commentary Hoggy, especially the juggling tune.

Gus:
All highlights now up

Bill McLaren:
best bit of Hoggy-commentary is in the 2nd half when he tells the defence to go right and then realises that it is actually their left - priceless
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Good news boys, everytime I play footie wi the wee man he wants to pick it up. his tacklin is comin on too, he keeps going ower the top o a pile on though (it's great ruckin practice). Any coaching tips for a 3 year old appreciated...Cash. Good job on the win lads keep it up

Andy:
As long as the wee man can run straight he'll be a better player than his old man!

the fat pirate:
has he got three legs too startled? I hope he's bigger than the average Thomson!!
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Alan R:
Yes Scott! Check the Football Prediction line at the top of the guestbook page
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come on Annan
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I was up watching the annan 2nds game v our 2nd string and a player who caught my eye on numerous occasions was the annan number nine. The young lad played like an experienced scrum half. Well done young man

smithy:
who was scrum half again for 2's?

Bertie:
The scrum half for Annan 2nds on Saturday was Mr Paul Anderson! His faither, the legendary Gut must be fair proud! Thanks for the comments West of Scotland Fan.

intrigued:
Is Gut the 'West of Scotland Fan'?

the fat pirate:
no spelling mistakes so doubt it was Gut!!
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Ahhh..Annan win and so do Scotland....its all good

robbie williams:
CMON THE TARTAN ARMY & THE 1STS!!! :):):)

joe:
a reel perforamance todoy esp by the forwarrds i w3ant to play ruby ye ss

Sam @ Edin Uni:
woooo! go 1's!

onny who else:
Well done lads looking forward to watching you & the 2nds next week at kilmarnock hope im not a jona now annan now!!!!!!!!
PS do you think I should bring me boots just incase

Shaun McG:
excellent performance yesterday by the whole team but especially yougsters AJ,young Halliday & Alex Dunbar who all stood up to the mark both in attack and defence. Also the old gaurd in Henderson Choco & kelly who stepped up to the plate. A wee word of warning to keep the fitness levels up because we don't look quite as sharp as the beginning of the season however last season we would have folded under that pressure so well done again.ps. the back three need some serious work done on their positional play

Gus:
Some photos from the Howe of Fife game now online. See link at top of page

ARFC Supporter:
Bazz, You're looking very animated in the last Howe of Fife picture. Don't you go pulling anything else now!

Bazz:
Gotta support the team!!
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Scores on the Doors:

Half-Time: Annan 1st XV 13 v Howe of Fife 0
Full-Time: Annan 1st XV 18 v Howe of Fife 14

Full-Time: Annan 2nd XV 0 v West of Scotland 30

Other Division 2 Scores

Linlithgow 19 v Kilmarnock 15
Duns 14 v Highland 31
Glasgow Academicals 23 v Allan Glen's 20
Stewartry 8 v Garnock 46
Falkirk 50 v Caithness 26
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Good luck to the teams today.

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im the new mole abwt here so u jst listen 2 me mole change ure name right now!!!!!!!

mole:
try no pal
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Just read the opposing view from Ardrossan of the 2nd team game - ouch! - was that Euan Currie getting SMASHED and carted off? - welcome to the 'big' league!

belly:
me think it could be babe.But they did say a big centre not a FAT centre!!!!!
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Nice to see Stefan Dreyer in the Dundee HSFP team that gubbed Heriots at the weekend ..and R.Currie on the score sheet for Aberdeen GSFP too. How are any other Annan exiles getting on around the world?

smc:
duncan of the fisher variety has fractured his thumb and will be out for around 6 weeks but previous to that injury, him and i have been playing for stirling uni and we are top of our league undefeated. in ur words tho paul- we r playing chumps!
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IM BECK IN TIT TEEM FOOL TIME MY REQUIREMENTS ARE FOUR THE #@*%!Y FORWARDS TO GIVE MEE GOOD BALL TO RUN AND SCORE WITH DONT WORRY ABOUT TIT DEFENCE ILL TAKE CARE OFF THAT
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Just a message to all you youth players that have a wee swatch at this site on a regular basis, get yerselfs up to violentbank this saturday and support the senior teams and see if ye can pick up an odd tip or two!

Gus:
U16 Match report against Kilmarnock now online (see link at top of page) - will try and get the rest of the u16 stuff (league, point scorers etc) updated soon
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In our joint function as best men for PC myself & Pud are organising his stag do. This will be 3 nights in Cardiff on 8th-11th June 2007, anyone wanting to go please inform us or put your name on the poster (up imminently) on the club notice board. Strictly no under 18s or jerks please. Obliged.

db:
Delighted it's during the close season!

grizzled husband:
best man give him the best advice - he's too young to get married. Next it'll be DIY then you DIE.

Bobski:
Put my name on the board please bazz, you know it!!Any fancy dress requirements or should I await further orders? Obliged

Bazz:
provisional fancy dress theme is Jim Gibb Bobski.

Bored@work:
Bazz, that leather Orc outfit Jim used to wear would be too warm for Cardiff in June. Better with the Gollum look.

Big Stuff:
Bazz, having spoken to you earlier today on the touchline (me having been crulely snatched from the cauldron due to injury), I am perplexed and indeed perturbed that you failed to mention such an event was in the offing - if it is acceptable to PC I'd like my name put on the list as I respect him both as a player and a small blonde haired chap who is, on the whole, polite to children. Obliged.

Andy:
To be fair to bazz big stuff he did to try to make you aware by posting his message so being perturbed is probably a bit harsh on the hamstrung one!
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Get yourself to the club on thursday night. I'm on the bar and if no-one comes in I'll be pissed by 10 o'clock.
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Please refer to Record No. 157) - we are desperate for volunteers!

Ed:
Does it have to be stuff the players like or can it be 'cook's choice'? Let's face it, these boys have a totally untutored palates so why not Don - for instance - whip up some fancy french cuisine for them?

Don:
That's entirely up to the 2chef de cuisine" Ed!
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There have been some very interesting results in National One recently - just look at Glasgow Accies and Howe of Fife last Saturday. Seven teams are right in there.

Now Annan Now:
Come on Don - accept it - we are in Division 2 - its taken me a wee while - but you get used to it....

The Hisrorian:
I think you'll find Don that HOF have always been very strong at home while Glasgow Accies will have their students back now & be much stronger than when we met them.We just have to take 1 game at a time & win ALL our home games to be up their at the end of the season, but we if not to be then we'll get some great local derby's next year!
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Can the person who signs himself Moffat ram identify himself. Moffat are not in the business of slagging of other clubs and especially coaches who've put a lot of time and effort into the game. So if you are a moffat player or supporter cut the crap please

Gus:
ALL - Please remember i can see the ip addresses of those who post (its how i try and ban all those spammers selling mexican curtains!? - weird bit of spam that one!!)

Please keep this guestbook friendly. Cheers Gus

PS - for those brave enough - clips of the Garnock game (1st half only just now) are now online.....man that garnock woman on the side line was noisy!!

Haribo the elder:
I thought you may be able to I.D. all contributors to the site, can you disclose the identity of mr Knowledge please as there are one or two of us whom would like to have a word or two. Muchos Gracias

Gus:
I am sure mr knowledge will not be posting on here for a while. If his IP address gets blocked - it will impact on others using the same PC...........
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Whit's this aboot rippin oot the front store? Let me grab me bag o crawbars an I'll be right ower. Tuppence an hour and access to the optics.




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Bazz:
It's aboot democracy, it's aboot liberty, it's aboot freedom of speach!! Hows life in Canada Eric, I met a French Canadian in France that though Chris Donabie looked like Hugh Grant. She was an idiot.

Startled:
Whit's that Baz, it's aboot freedom o Peach schnapps. i'll be right there. The frenchies ower here want to build a wall around Quebec tae keep the rest of us oot. Billy i'll keep you posted.
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Congrats to the 1sts and the U16s. Unlucky to the 2nds. Ardrossan is always a hard place to go. Sure you'll be back to winning ways this weekend.

haaagen daaagen the first:
Ah so thats where Smi is now, doesn't he look divine in his lurid green??? not!
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Mr K, Steven Woodhouse is 21 & doesn't play 4 annan under 16s eh

Dr Dolittle:
Mole

Billy Thomson:
How are you mole? Not seen you in a while, probaly can't remember me, i was your only firend in annan when you were 2 years old. Please contact me

mOlE:
i think u mite b thinkin of the wrong mole, Billy

Billy Thomson:
No i think it is you. Sean W. Can't remember me i guess, still contact me though, we will see if we can get back together. Still live near pinnies?

mole:
rite whos this "Billy Thomson" takin the p*ss

Billy Thomson:
Happy Moleanniversary, Mark. A. told me you think it is him, still can't remember me i guess...

mole 1:
nut dae hav a clue, but couldnt care anymore!

Mark A:
Who r u bill thompson
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jst 2 say something about the messages left below. Blackie took last years youth section 2 victory, with both u16s & colts. i think he changed the youth, bringing more players in than ever & i'm sure he'll take the 2nds to victory this season, also a man dedicated to the club more than any1 else!!! (so hes no a prick)

blackie:
for the record kenny hogg and neil chalmers coached the colts i assissted when required john panczak and mark johnstone take as much credit for the u 16 and ian anderson ali murray and willie harrison coached the u15 to league winning form to decend into all this bitchin is really quite sad it would much more productive to help improve things at the club than hide behind false names in here keep up the good work this seaon john and wully.
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Big hand to the youth team who took the game to a select 'youth' Kilmarnock side and came away 39-26 victors. An outstanding game from ALL players in the team which played in the face of a much bigger team. F.I.B. Happy bi'rday Frugal

db:
Who is "frugal" - apart from our Treasurer, of course?

the fish:
i. well done lads, great game to watch eveyone putting there all in.

Mr Fact:
Frugal aka Euan McDougal, hope this helps
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To the squad which worked on Sunday morning - ripping out the front store - my sincere thanks! Sorry lads, I didn't quite make it - woke up at the crack of 11 o'clock!

Hdklfjsd:
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Scores on the Doors:

Allan Glens 5 v Annan 1st 27

Ardrossan 27 v Annan 2nds 19

Other Division 2 scores:
Caithness 65 v Duns 8
Garnock 13 v Glasgow Accies 15
Highland 44 v Stewartry 32
Howe of Fife 31 v Linlithgow 8
Kilmarnock 15 v Falkirk 22

Dumfries and Langholm also both won

smithy:
Well played today lads, those that changed position stepped up to the plate and did themselves proud. OK so we weren't great in the second half but we stuck to the job that had to be done, solid defence and stopped them from coming anywhere near our line. Well done.

joe trail:
im beck didd you ...sea how i shored up tit defence in the second haff with note a point conceded ......yorkshire power ill b loooking to start this sat ps cant train thu nite

Gus:
Match report of the 1st XV game against Allan Glens now online - see link at top of page
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Good luck to all teams this weekend now annan now !!!!!!!

Now Annan Now:
Damn right - lets get some postive chat back onto these pages....one defeat and the guestbook has gone to pot!! Good luck - and get it up 'em
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when is the table coming up plz put it up soon.

soutar johnny:
Good point , nothing on website, nothing in paper, nobody wants us , we're nobody's child, lets have some motivation for us youngsters before we up and move to other teams, allegedly!!

the fish:
good point. yet again and the same as last season.nothing much on the web site about the youths or in the paper very dissapointing. is there no comunication between people in this club about how the youths are doing and spreading the word.

Gus:
As I have said before - alas I can not put up stuff on the website if nothing is provided for it.

I could make it up but then it would err err be made up....

Instead of moaning about it - why dont one of you write the reports, send in some photos, video clips, provide me with some stats etc - I will put up anything you send me.

Or even badger someone at the club to get things sent in

Last year - I did keep the youth sections as up-to-date as I could. But if nothing is sent - nothing is put up

Cheers

Gus

Alan Robertson:
As the person who puts the reports in the paper I can only submit those that are sent to me or left in the clubhouse by NO LATER THAN TUESDAY NIGHT. All of the coaches and match reps know this. IF you want reports in the paper LET ME KNOW at annanrfc@hotmail.com or leave a copy in the Clubhouse. With regards to the league tables - has anyone received copy. A league table contains more than the results of one team.

Haribo the elder.:
thanks for the info gus and alan. Match reports and photos will be with you before tuesday. Its easy to assume that 'somebody else' will provide these. I shall personally attend to these on a weekly basis from now on. Watch oot steve matthews!!!

Alan R:
Thanks Willie. You are a star. If you can find out where we can access a league table that would be an added bonus.

Roin:
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We desperately need volunteers to provide after-match meals for the opposition (1st XV and 2nd XV. Please ask wives, girlfriends, mothers, other family members and friends if they are willing to be part of a rota. If there are enough volunteers, once a season might suffice - perhaps twice at the most. Pass names on to PC or Kieran or myself as soon as possible. We really do need this offer of help urgently!
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i read today in the annandale herald that liam ogilvie and mark johnstone made their moffat debuts last weekend

onny who else:
Im sure Moffat will benefit from the vast amount of knowledge and experience they both possess, how did Annan manage to let two fine athletic players slip through their fingers the mind boggles.

Miss N Them Lots:
Must have been a big gap to let Big Mark slip through

Oh ey la:
Mark may have met his "Waterloo".

blackie:
atleast onny you had the balls to put a name to your comments nobody had a go at mark 12 months ago when the seconds were scraping a side to travel i dont know what happened he played at lenzie and never came back i believe kieron was imformed of his departure i dont know about a reason.a bit strange really .

PC:
He told me that he was assured regular game time at Moffat.

blackie:
right i c well he certainly never spoke to me you sit at selection pc you know how tough it is .to give that type of assurance is not possible here

the moffat ram:
the benches at holm park are bigger and well padded and have 10 min timers on their choice was easy bye the way the second team coach at annan is a prick oh right

onny who else:
It amuses me greatly when people hide under an alias to criticize others like Blackie and Shaun when all they have is the clubs best interests at heart.Society today only want to talk good positive things which has its place and quite rightly so, but there is nothing wrong with a bit of straight talking and frankness unfortunately people don't like it.Do they prefer to paper over the cracks to hide their own inadequacies or accept constructive critcism to improve their play? Personally I prefer the latter even though its hard to take sometimes. Answers on a postcard please.

blackie:
oh its my turn for flack now is it as nobody would call neil chalmers a prick either put your name up here or even better stand up in person and give me your views im told the moffat ram had one ear youve got no balls

Broon:
I suspect Mark's offer of regular game time is another "Markism". As for Blackie being a prick - well, if someone is committed to their club, puts lots of time in without complaint is a prick - then I hope we have a club full of them! Coaches and selectors often make difficult choices, some they get right, some they get wrong - hey that's life! Personally, I think Blackie and NC have made a positive difference to the 2nds. Let's keep it up.
Andy Ferguson at Moffat is a good coach - he'll soon suss Mark out.

groggy:
Interesting to note that Moffat are now playing two unregisterd players!

Haribo the elder:
reveal yourself mr Knowledge!

mr knowledge:
I am a complete asswhole who has nothing better in my to do than to complain

andy ferguson:
Just to put the record straight the two players turned up at a training session looking for a game and were honest enough to admit to being unfit. it didn't take Einstein to work out that it's true they're unfit but we made them welcome and they've stayed with us.

Neither has been given any promise of game time and they take their chance with the rest of the squad.As to unregistered players read the Championship rules folks - registration is not a requirement for the regional leagues.

Unlike some of your posters I'll identify myself and those a wee bit older will know that I played and coached at Annan before moving to Dumfries to live and would do nothing to hurt Annan rugby club which I helped in a modest way to develop.

Maybe those posters hiding behind nicknames should take a long hard think before posting drivel on your website.
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Good luck on Saturday against Allan Glens - will be a hard game - but think you can do it!!!

Good luck to the 2nd as well - make it 3/3.

Annan Man:
To right - lets get the chat back to the rugby. Best of luck to both teams. Last week was a blip. As they say - form is temporary, class is permanent...or something.

Anyway - get it up 'em!!
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I WANT TOO GET MI POSSITION BECK YOU NEAD ME TO SHORE UP THE DEFENCE IM NOTE FUSSY WHO I EJECT JUST GET ME BACK IN PS CANT TRAIN TONITE

restofthesqad:
cant believe the little yorkshire twat is bak on da bench! he should be bak in yorkshire wer we dont hav to listen to the albino mungrel
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The 1sts lost to Garnock 27-0 in their latest division 1 game. According to reports - it was 27 going on 50. Oh well - these blips happen from time to time. I feel Allan Glens will get an Annan backlash next week!!


Silly thing to say.we will be waiting for you.

Gus:
I would just like to apologise for all at Annanrfc.com
for saying something as silly as that on a website
for Annan RFC. I dont know what came over me.

I don't think Annan have a chance but putting
that down may have demoralised the Annan troops.
Up the Glens.

Glens Boy:
All said in fun boys !!!! .Annan should go up as champions and all at Allan Glens wish you all the best.I wish we could say the same about Falkirk. Hope you have a good time and enjoy our hospitality on Saturday.
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Well done the youths at Garnock today [sunday] 27-12 the outcome in annan's favour. A real good solid team performance. Good to see Mark Clark back in an annan shirt. Big hand to all youth players for turning up on a miserable morning. You are ALL valued..

PC:
Really well done lads. Iwas wondering where Mark had got to. He's a player we def don't want slipping away! Good stuff

Bertie:
Well done to the youths. Takes the score for the weekend to Annan 2 Garnock 1 - nice one!

young garnock gun:
erm ive been reading this for a couple o weeks now don whoever that is tells us ur fielding an over age team at youth level ive no probs with that weve all been there but for ur haribo to try and take any credit for a overaged victory is a senseles and in trouth wierd so bertie it looks as if its 2 / 1 to garnock u ill advised numpty

Now Annan Now:
Good to see the standard of spelling in Garnock is as good as Joes.

You have a grasp of the English language like no other my young Garnock apprentice

ygg:
ta for the spelling check now take my point on board it would appear yur youth team is cheating

Bertie:
Harsh word cheating young gun - especially without the full facts - we have never hidden any facts about the make up of our teams from our opposition, your coaches would know all the facts before the game starts!

haagen daagen snr.:
well mr garnock numpty bad loser dude thing, we actually fielded a team where there were NO over age players. Howzat! Garnock are as ever good competition at all levels, but you were beaten fairly and squarely.

mr knowledge:
mark panczak david wilkinson darren brooke steven woodhouse need i go on are u16 are they? youre kinding youself on haagen mate someone needs to sort this

haaaaagen daaaagen:
All 15 years old mr knowledge.

mr k:
on jan 1st 2007 ? i dont think so. which means over age

blackie:
i hope i can help mr k if you have a gripe colin mccann will assist you sorting that out nothing is to gained bitching on here. the youth section have the competition rules which states u16 means 15 years of age on december 31 2006 simple as .i hope any confusion can be quickly put right

Haribo the elder:
Well thats cleared up that confusion then, thanks blackie. So what do we do now then mr k? The remaining u17 lads who have, thankfully, not moved up to senior level, but are too old to play u16 level, do we tell them 'no come back, 'cause you're too old or do we use them and keep them interested in the game and play for fun and forfeit the points at u16 level, as we had decided to do. The fact that garnock played over age players last week cancelled any advantage out, I feel. However, it appears, mr K. that you have a vested interest in the saga, so what would you have us do?

blackie:
we need as many boys playing rugby as we can i know that colin mccann is working hard at the school so hpoefully next season will be back on board i was told this week that lanark are looking for third taem type games willie maybe thats a way of introducing the u17s mixed with the lads who maybe miss out on the seconds just a thought maybe you could do some exploring the contact for lanark will be in the club

silly billy:
fact - annan played overage players without declaring them, clearly against rules

haribo the elder:
well done silly billy or should i say mr knowledge the 2nd? you should be on deal or no deal or the weakest link as you are obviously very well read. The debate goes on however and the fact is we know we are playing older players even though they are still all under 16.One consilation though is that many of the other teams across scotland are in the same boat,FACT, as this came from the SRU this very week so it may be that all youth teams are or will be playing over age players so therefore the advantage is cancelled. Personally I would rather the lads got on with playing rugby, the points are not that important to us, but a competitive game is. What would you suggest we do?
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Get well soon Kev. Hope your Pea makes a full and speedy recovery.

Now Annan Now:
So whats the injury news? - What happened at todays game?

PC:
Peaheed has a broken cheek bone and bazz pulled his hammy.

Broon:
Hope Kev makes a speedy recovery and return, bad news is Wylie looks no different with a plate in his head his jaw evidently wasn't affected!). How's Smithy's eye, looked like a beezer to me.

Big Stuff:
We'll have to stop calling him Peaheid now seeing as Cash was able to fit into his crash helmet!

Clement Weather:
Cash was able to get intae his helmet but it took the fire brigade to get him oot! Get well soon Kev.

PC:
Going by the state of the black-eyed-peas face today I propose we call him turnipheed.

gav lynch:
or how about calling him the black eyed pea?

PC:
Its been done sooooooo many times Gav. Turnipheed it is!
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Scores on the doors:

Annan 1sts 0 v Garnock 27
Annan 2nds beat Garnock but not sure of the score...

Big Stuff:
12 - 10 for the Seconds I think. As regards 1sts score please dont panic, these things happen and we're just havin a bad run of injuries, with 2 more notable ones toay, but hey, Lance Armstrong gets punctures, Tiger hits the water now and again, Lindsay and Max miss the odd jackpot on the Puggy in the Club, but they all bounce back and so will we. Remember, we haven't suddenly became a bad team and the team will benefit in the long term from today's events. Obliged. ( Dumfries won again, Langholm lost, no result on for Stewartry yet)

Big stuff:
(Sorry for the spelling mistakes - I've been spending toooooo much time with Joe)

mr knowledge:
the score was 14 10 to annan i feel the 2nds are going the right way its no longer a shambles from what im told and there is a real spirit developing

Don:
Duns, I believe, could not fulfil their fixture against Stewartry due to not having a full team - quite sad really. Let's hope they can muster extra resources from somewhere. We can do without another Club going the same way as St Boswells or Gordonians.

blackie:
the score was 14 10 mr knowledge n c and i were pleased with all the returning players such as big stuff elliot samith ross gracie and johnny callachan very well done to all the guys
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Hi, been checking out the site and I have to say that I miss you guys! x

me again!:
Just in case you lot have forgot got me......think "Herman"......
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Ciao all, Sorry I can't make the match on Saturday as Gina and I are in Rome but as from 3.00pm(4.00pm here)my heart will be at Violetbank cheering you on. Good luck to all the teams and give them hell.

Now Annan Now:
Same here....lets give Garnock a lesson in rugby!!...make it a winning lesson please!!

Now Annan Now....

Now Annan Now:
When i said a winning lesson...you may have misunderstood!!..d'oh!!

young garnock gun:
aye garnock got a lesson ok how easy it was to beat annan youre young guns were firing blanks and youre best young gun not on the park and i dont mean the scotland boys

young garnock gun:
ciao i bet u choked on ur italian wine maybe the trip back from there will seem more than 5 mins old man

Now Annan Now:
Young Garnock Gun - its good to gloat (i do it all the time!!!) - but please dont come back until you are above Annan in the league - its the only stat that counts. No prizes for 5th place finishers....

WENDELL HARSANYI-MD USA:
ALAN,
If you are still in Rome (26/9/06) and have not yet found it, try Finnegan's Pub located at 66 Via Leonina. near Cavour Metro, just off Via Cavour. Sally and I spent some time there on our trip to Rome 2 years ago. Also not bad is Druid's Den. I was looking at tickets for Scotland/NZ match next year and it made me think about Annan so I wound up on website. Hope all is well. Hoping to get to Edinburgh for match next September. I love Italy so please drop me a line on your return to let me know how the trip was. Cheers-Wendell- wendellh@allstate.com
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hoggy i have just seen the video clips o the dunns game n didn't realise how quick i was untill i noticed that i left u chasing shadows for my first try!!! you need to get your arse off the couch n do some speed training, u snail!!!

hoggy:
when i get this cast off ul be even quicker in comparison to me so sorry but im working while you do all your speed work and cing as you have no job you should be the fittest fastest and strongest in the club haha, u bum, psssssssssh

gav lynch:
GUS is there any chance we could have the video clippage of my 1st try against duns put onto the main page so that everybody can have a goosy gander at me out pacing hoggy, plz. by the way hoggy. i aint jobless, i'm just on a permanent holiday at the mo!!! pppsssssshhhhhhh straight back at yer, yer hunt

Gus:
Tis done Mr Lynch...

gav lynch:
cheers gus, hope everyone appreciates it.

hoggy:
wel done gav but you should of had a bit more pace, coming off the bench and not having to make a tackle the whole game my hat goes off to you. shame your starting on the bench again never mind sum 1 doing all the tackling might get injured, thought you wer a scrumhalf?

gav lynch:
now now hoggy, hope you didn't break your thumb tripping over your bottom lip! your thumb may well sort itself out but your pride will always be hurt after being outsprinted by me!!! p.s i'll let u belt me............ if you can catch me

Big Stuff:
I'm with you Gav, I've just watched it again and he looks that slow that I actualy think Hoggy stopped to check some snares he had set beside the pitch.
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im back too training thursday nite looking too pllay for ones next weak who do i have two dump too get in you know i am the hardest tackier in tit club and most elusive runner iv had a good holiday

Bazz:
Your albino ass will have to dump about 14 folk to get back in the team Stroker. Good luck though mate.

aye?:
aye?
crowther ur awful thers no chance ur gettin back in the team the firsts r hot at the moment

injured hooker:
there is vacancy at hooker in the seconds joe are u up for that

groggy:
I thought Pogo was filling the bill - he'll be injured soon though, no doubt!

THE Injured Hooker:
Spoke to Pogo yesterday, he's off to watch an Orange Parade and he claims to be permanently injured. There is no vacancy anyway cos I'll be back, young gazelle like, next week.

Hope you're feeling better Wylie. Try to rest your jaws!

blackie:
elliot smith will play at no 2
tomorrow

the fat pirate:
Joe must b the worst roogby league convert since enry paul!I'l pay his transfer bak wer eeh came from

Ray N'Doff:
Arr theyre know inglishh teechirs arownd thet kood hellp ooor joe wid a bitt off spellun an grammir praktis coz ferk nose whet hee's onn abouwt
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Garnock are a very, very strong team and will have their half-back pairing back this week. We will have to be on top form to beat them.

Pud:
Not strong enough for an Annan side playing at home and sitting on top of the league. Don't get complacent lads but I reckon you boys will stuff them. Work hard and the rest will come- good luck

groggy:
Confidence is fine Pud - but assuming we'll win is a bit dangerous!
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Gus/Alan Just tried to print off this weeks footie prediction sheet and it's still got last weeks entry up.Help i'm at work here and people are trying to give me money and i've nowt to show them.

Gus:
Hairy - good spot - correct file is now there.

Apologies
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i believe garnock also had a player sent off in their seconds game last week does anyone know the crack

Now Annan Now:
From their website...no mention of a sending off...dont mean there wasnt one though

"The Seconds marked their return to Division 4 with a terrific eleven try victory over Premier League side, Cambuslang. Despite showing many changes, they ran the visitors ragged. Murray (from Arran) had a great debut. ALex Turton and Tony Woods were excellent in the backs and again, Dougie Inglis, Mark Thomson and Jamie Brocket looked like 1XV players in the pack"
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I have been moved by 2 non financial matters!
What a great start to the season ; it is a pleasure to see the first xv playing such expansive and entertaining rugby.
We must have the best web-site in the leagues, thanks to Gus ;the video clips are
first class!

Gus:
Cheers
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I must say Willix has came on leaps and bounds this season. He has impressed me very much so far brilliant stuff big fella

Annan Fan:
i must agree with the statement made regarding young alex halliday. i also like his legs. they are as pleasing on the eye as his attractive rugby play!

alex halliday fan:
i heard willix thinks of himself as a number 10 now?? will he be changing position once agen? or is stand off just a bit too far for our young "balanced runner"?

ps i didnt kno we now had paedophiles at the senior games now. they must of read how many young gud lookin backs we have(i wuld say forwards bt cum on garbage euan and bruce aint da bets lookin chaps, still cant believe garbages bird tho)

groggy:
She is rather tasty, isn't she?

sam:
sounds lyk i left at just the wrong time then

Garbage:
im glad u approve lads

Ron Telly:
Is that the suffolk cross you're dating now garbage? Mehhhhhhh!
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wen is the u16 table goin up?

Gus:
As always...soon...ish... Can only put on these pages what i'm given. I'll see who i can badger over the next few days.

mr knowledge:
callum did you not read don and blackies comments the u16 league at the end will say annan 0 points cos your playing over age players so whats all the frustration about
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Sorry, but I couldn't help but chuckle when I read this part of the 2nd team report "wisely put on as much youth and speed as they could. Prop Mark Johnston began the revival by getting over in the corner"
No offence Mark, for all I know you may be an old looking 21 with pace to burn???

blackie:
see what you mean pc ive done the reports so far but not guitly here by the way it should have said fell over in the corner

Ed:
Hey, don't laugh, Mark's always popping up on the wing and making yards with his blistering pace, nobody can keep up with him. He's probably intoning to himself, "the bizees are after me, the bizees are after me"
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woohoo! can i borrow a flyhalf for the rest of the season coz these english b*****ds are crap. i mite hav a go ther(lost 25-13 to portobello of edinburgh league division 100).

blackie:
sam oh sam you have always been admired here for your honesty, hard word and flexability but no 10 na that wouldnt look too cool you stick with your head up someones arse and get in touch when your in these parts please

sam:
no problem blackie but i thot i'd ask anyway lol
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when is th u16 table goin up ?

Gus:
Very soon - i am trying to get the all the information about the youth teams - sorry about the delay. Gus

Don:
For any information to go on our website, we first of all have to receive that information from those concerned with the teams. I have a feeling too that if we are playing a composite Under 16/Under 17 team in an Under 16 league, we will frequently have to concede the points. However, winning leagues takes second place to giving boys games and developing their rugby skills. These are, of course, my personal views.

blackie:
at a small club like ours youth sections will allways have cycles this season would apear one in which we have to tread water a bit all the u18s
are in the senior set up and the seconds have been blooding some of the under 17s don is correct the important thing is for all the lads to be playing on a regular organised basis to allow them to develop and hopefully the club can crank it up angain next year

Don:
There's also a handy looking Under 15 squad developing at the Academy.

Startled:
Keep them bairns away fae the seconds, I mind at 15 having some fat, 40 year old Carlisle prop running ower the top of me. I can still smell him in my nightmares

Bertie:
Startled, you used to be my hero and now you go and tell us you were once trampled on by a prop - the shame of it, my dreams are all shattered, no back should be anywhere near a prop - except me (using the term back loosely) as I'm that slow anyway that they could catch me!!!!!

Broon:
Startled, I thought your everlasting rugby memory would be the kidnapping incident in Doncaster!

db:
'Kid' being the operative word!

Hairy:
I had to share a room with Startled and his "freind" in Doncaster and I still have Nightmares about it. Never did find out who stole her mates jeans did we?

Startled:
Quiet there Ol' One Eye
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brilliant victories guys, awesome that i can now watch the tries on the webpage from stirling, even if it takes so bloody long with having 2 watch 11 tries being scored! ah never mind- lectures can wait! keep winning, no1 likes bein a loser. oh and bazz- wat was the man,utd score on sunday?

cmc:
shut up u dick haha
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I have to say that Saturday's performance at Canal Park was, for me, the best Annan away performance I have witnessed in my 31 years as an Annan supporter. This group of players are a little special. On Saturday, despite going behind 7-3 in the first 10 minutes they did not panic, they did not lose composure, they did not lose disipline and they did not take a backword step. They are playing high risk rugby but with no fear of failure and a smile on their face. Kenny and Paul have to be congratulated on building a confident squad. I know it is still early days but I feel that this team can only get better. Oh to be a fly on the wall at Tuesdays selection meeting. Thanks lads you made the 5 hour drive home seem like 5 minutes. You have made this old man very happy!!!

Don:
I'll second evrything you have said Alan. A brilliant all-round performance - flowing rugby at its best!

gav lynch:
5 hour drive home? should have flown wi griffin airways! had me at the wedding wi hours 2 spare, griffin for the F1 title nae bother. ken what i mean pppssshhhhh!!!!!.

Gus:
Match report of the 1st game now online - see link at top of page.

groggy:
Great start boys - this week's game against Garnock is another tester. Garnock will provide strong opposition and have some exceptionally good players. We will need to be on fire yet again.

fan:
i think the fact that no less than 7 of the first team squad were out injured/unavailable this week shows real resolve and would have made the win even sweeter not forgeting the seconds they too had a great wee sneaky away win themselves losing so many players well done all round

smithy:
excellent victory lads, sh1t will i get my position back. Competition, I love it.

Bazz:
No you don't Smithy, if you did you'd be in the gym working on the guns! He He He

Pud:
Outstanding result lads! Makes my injury that bit more painfull knowing how much fun you lads are having kicking the backsides of everyone you play. (dry your eyes me) Keep it going, work hard, dont miss training sessions and there will be plenty more big wins. I cant wait to see how excited Alan gets if you actually win the league.

Did Gav Lynch score all the tries again?

gav lynch:
I certainly did pud, mind on and no forget about my penalties and conversions i kicked ower!!!

Andy:
Just read the Highland match report (from their point of view) - oh my God! Doom and gloom and no mention of any fine rugby by our chaps! They'll all be swinging from the rafters after reaqding that! Well done on depressing the entire Inverness region boys, stick it right up em!
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Scores on the doors..

Highland 7 v Annan 1sts 20 @ half-time

Highland 7 v Annan 1sts 44 @ full-time

Lenzie 24 v Annan 2nds 26



Other Division 2 scores:
Allan Glen's 5 - 23 Falkirk
Caithness 15 - 8 Stewartry
Garnock 14 - 16 Linlithgow
Howe of Fife 40 - 10 Kilmarnock
Duns 14 - 34 Glasgow Academicals

Bazz:
Excellent work lads!!

onny who else:
Welldone boys this is what the club has needed for years genuine competion for places.
Wouldn't like to be on the selection commitee on tues keep up the good work boys

Shaun McG:
excelllent result for the young guns! It's a long time since an Annan team could travel with confidence,great to have picked up 3 away wins. Agree with Onny, they will all be training hard now

Big Stuff:
Great wins from both teams - the Falkirk game in October looks like being a corcker. Inverness wont seem so far away on the run home with a nice carry out, plus, they've got to come here with today's humping in their minds, by the way, the SRU site has the Annan score the other way round so according to them were 3rd in the league. In relation to your comment Shuan about Annan teams not previously being able to travel with confidence - i'd just like to point out that this was only down to none of Kians drivers ever knowing where they were going and the fact the lads are now taking cars will natuarally be an improvement. I see both Langholm drew (with top of the table Morgan) and "The Saints" (please never let Annan have a 'marketing name') won again so rugby in the SW isn't in too bad a shape.

Big Stuff:
Just been on the Falkirk website (not a patch on ours Gus - but then again, I havent came across one that is) and I didn't realise Kevin McKenzie is still playing for them - the pressures off Muff, you are no lnoger the ugliest player in the league. Obliged
(PS does anyone know any reliable babysitters - this sitting in on a sat night doesn't do it for me - Pud, you need not apply, the last time you were in my childs room is still etched clearly on my mind)

Gus:
Cheers Big Stuff. There are now a few photos from the Highland game - see link at top of page

belly:
well done lads good win for the 1st and a good start for the 2nd as well. lets beat theses garnock Tw4ts on sat.
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Video highlights from the Duns game finally online!!

Apologies for the delay - had to buy a new dvd drive....

Click on link at top of page
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G'Day Boys good to hear that you guys are tearing it up this year, wish i was there. keep up the good work.
p.s i love beer

Bazz:
Give my regards to Cath Sambo cos she is a right pretty lass!! Good luck with the Semi's over there you filthy animal
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Lets go for 4 out of 4

Now Annan Now!!!!

Good luck to the 2nds as well - get in to them!

Annan Man:
and good luck to the u17's against Garnock on Sunday - lets get into them
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Gus, top marks for the video clippage, great to see the lads running in some tries! Goooood Rugby Annan

Gus:
Cheers Bobski - was hoping to get the 11 Duns tries up today - but not to be. Hopefully up by the weekend. In the future - home games clips will be up on Wednesday morning. Gus

Daddy minto:
This game looks like a good test of our pedigree in this league. Enjoy your epic journey to the highlands and I hope your beer tastes sweet on the way home.

Gus:
Alas - there will be no clips of the Duns game for a wee while - my laptop will not read any of the DVD's. Not sure why - will see what i can do over the weekend.
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Sorry I can't make it on Saturday lads, best of luck for the game, stick it up the Teuchters.

Annan Man:
Good luck on Saturday against Highland...Go Annan!!!
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At the moment, there is a real buzz about the Club - so why has the Guest Book gone quiet? Let'sgenerate some interesting ARFC threads!

mr knowledge:
maybe a low key approach for the moment is good
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Some photos from the Duns game now online (see link at top of page). Video clips should be online on Tuesday afternoon...stop scoring so many tries....it makes my life hell!!

Gus:
Clips will alas not be up today...hopefully tomorrow...

Bertie (Hon Secretary):
On behalf of the committee and all website readers, congratulations and thanks for your continuing great job Gus, especially the new video clips, they seem to be going down well, keep up the excellent work!

Gus:
Cheers Bertie - but alas I have just received a copy of the Duns game on DVD - but it aint working - so it will be a few days before any clips will appear. Apologies
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Bazz and Griff. Who are they

griff:
we may be on holiday but jst wait th internet is a gr8 thing mr spec

belly:
well done at the weekend lads. hope you keep the winning form when you go up north at the weekend. good luck to the 2nd on their 1st league game.Grand time we are having here in the south of France. Pud sorry to hear about your injury but ou must be the unluckiest bqck row in the club history!!!

Pud's Dr:
Pud will have to go some to catch up with Cashus, and his 10,000 injuries and scars, not that he like to talk about them. Ken
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good luck 2 the u16 2 moz agains cumnock
go on lads

fan:
u16 won today

don:
Sorry I couldn't make the game - good start - well done lads!

AlanR:
Annan U16 47 Cumnock U16 5

PC:
Top result lads. Well done

Smithy:
Aye well done lads. Keep it up.

Roger DeLodger:
Fire in the bellies!
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Scores on The Doors

Annan 71 Duns 7
11 tries and 8 conversions

Official report:
Gav Lynch scored all 11 tried and got the 8 conversions- what a legend

gav "the legend" lynch:
aye i did pppssshhhh

Navy boy:
good to see you back in the fold Gav - hope you can get a job and stay local to boost the squad
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All the best against Duns & Highland dudes, I have faith that you will beat them both while I'm away. I'll think of you training while I'm snorkling in the Med, don't worry though I wont get Steve Irwin'd as I plan to wear sun lotion which apparently protects against harmful rays. Au revoir.

Don:
The correct spelling is Côte d'Azur
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Good luck this weekend against Duns. Unleash hell

Get it right up them
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Did someone mention a weekend away!

Big Stuff:
Aye, its a pity your ankle is crocked Hairy, the boys could have dropped you off at Aviemore to catch a bit of early snow!
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bad news about Pud! awful to here about the injury. hopefully it recovers quickly. ul just need to use this time to get HUGE in da gym! always look on da bright side.

the fat pirate:
What happened to Pud? Will he need his girlfriend looked after?

PC:
Torn cruciate me thinks. Just go to the barras on sunday and get a new leg for a fiver mate and you'll be reeeeeet, ken!

spectator:
he wants to stop gettting injured aat the staarrt of seasons, he done the same 2 years ago, idiot!

Andy:
Spectator - I can't decide whether your remark is sarcastic or just plain bullsh1t! Pud is one of the most committed players in the first team squad and to call him an idiot, even in jest, is a shocking thing to do. I'm not sure what Pud's injury is but if it is bad it is terrible news for both him and the club and I wish him all the best for a speedy recovery - it is clear to me from the preseson games that Pud is one of the players to benefit from time in the gym and looked to be in good nick - all the best Pud!

Pud himself:
Cheers Andy- that's enough to bring a tear to my eye! A lot of work has gone to waste not too worry though I'm still young (ish).Snowie- you are right, it's time to get BIG that is of course apart from my legs that will be looking like Muffs whilst my upper body will be like the hulk (without that crap green colour and the 6 pack due to the lager content of my diet) Spectator- suck my balls (they taste awfull by the way)

PC:
Pud, you could build up your good leg. That would be smart. Then you could get in touch with 'massive hand' and compare limbs!

Bazz:
I'm with spectator, your an idiot Pud. What the hell were you doing in a ruck? You broke your ankle at Ellon on 9/11 in similar circumstances, have you not learned your lesson?? Spectator speaks sense, he also said "the staart of the season" which means he is a pirate. Everyone knows that pirates aaaaaare cool. If you cant tell I'm being sarcastic, apart from the pirates being cool part. oot.

Aaaandy:
Baaazz - you aaare aaalso aaan idiot - why aaare you not aaavaaaailaaable this weekend?

PC:
It is Frraaaance he be visitin' aaaarrrr

the Border Kid:
Aye when the going gets tough the tough go on holiday!!

the fat pirate:
very original Border Kid,can you not come up with something more amusing!how about when the going gets tough,Dicey goes xmas shopping!

Beau Geste Corsica:
Knackered body, dark nights drawing in...what next for the Pud?

old school:
hey Baz can have a holiday he has never missed any games apart from injuries. Pc i remeber when you went away to Egypt and other holidays during the season. I hear G hoog is going away for 2 weeks and no one says owt. Always pick on the backs you #@*%!y forwards!!!

PC:
I went to Egyptia in July last year you old skool freak. But I did go to australia during the season 5 years ago. And, I wasn't having a go at Bazz, I just said where he was going, ken!

Hairy:
'tis a brave man who goes on holiday during the season (not a criticism). It gives others a chance to stake a claim for their place. More competition for places is gooooood.

griff an san migal:
jst heard th news from abroad pud unlucky u'll b fine 4 nxt season well am also enjoyin my hols jst got burnt not happy now will log bk on in few to check th score so u best win boys so i can ava drink to it wi migal. chow for now
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Just to echo Big Stuff's comments-I must say, despite fact the Dunbar boy only came on in last 1/4 against Stewartry, I was quite impressed with the "boy". Also,some of the other youngsters caught the eye. This has got to bode well for the future. Here's hoping...

Don:
Due to player unavailability (especially for the away game at Highland), the next 3 weeks are going to be a real challenge.Those who are available are going to have to "dig deep". It will be a real test of character for those selected for the 1st XV.

blackie:
on this note can please ask all 2nd team squad players to contact myself or kieron with availability for the first 3 league games 16/09 lenzie away
23/09 garnock home 30/09 ardrossan away as soon as possible i need to make a list to try and make selection as easy as possible 35 players have been used so far
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There are now video clips from the group games of the Violetbank Challenge. Please see link at top of page or go via the Annan RFC in Action link to the left.

I will try and get clips of all Annan games that are filmed up on these pages during the season.

Don:
Billy Jardine (our video man) is delighted that the clips are on the web and has agreed to provide us with one copy on DVD for each home match.
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Scores on the doors

Stewartry 0 v Annan 1st XV 24


The 2nds beat Carlisle 2nds 22-5

Big Stuff:
2 out of 2 lads, well done today, keep it going. I'm sure all who watched will agree it was a poor Stewartry team, but that takes nothing away from the win, its always a difficult place to go and get a win, so well done. I suspect their No 9 might check under his duvet before going to bed tonight, just in case Hoggy's got to that before him too! Nice to see Nelly and Big Hoggy getting themselves more involved in the game and some bullocking runs off the back of the lineout by Steve Kelly. Young Dunbar is a real talent and took his try well.
When was the last time we 'nilled' Stewartry?

Don:
I had a premonition! Dunbar on with 20 minutes to go and to score a typical AD try - and that's what happened! Psychic or what?

mrzsfaox cnbwyxm:
cneayx zias pihoqyczs cdkz inde lfoypnr vtpawhoec
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Good luck tomorrow lads - sorry I can't make it to support you but some idiot decided to get married during the season and compounded it by inviting me all day! Ho hum - give it to them tight! C'mon annan!

Gus:
Good luck lads - to inspire you - I have added clips from the Violetbank Final (see link at top of page or via Annan RFC in Action). They dont like it up 'em...

groggy:
The City Slickers didn't like the cold steel last week either. Stewartry? I feel confident vibes in my water...

onny who else:
Good luck boys, if ever there is a time to beat stewartry its the start of the season they are renound for being slow starters. Now Annan Now !!!!!!!

dicey:
put them in thear place lads. best of luck
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Heard tonight that Borders clubs are going to pull out of the Scottish Cup. As there is no sponsor anymore they claim there is nothing in it for them and want to concentrate on Border League instead which brings in bigger crowds and more bar takings. Any thought?

former Border Kid:
....and they wonder why Border Rugby is in decline!!!

dicey:
typical borders. dont think one borders side won on saturday .if your going too improve you have too play the best .when are they going to realise they need the other teams more than they need them.as usual it could only damage club rugby to form a breakaway even just for the cup . and i like border rugby

groggy:
I used to like Borders rugby - but once again their heads are up their own arses - not interested in Scottish Rugby as a whole.
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SIX NATIONS 2007 - Orders for tickets for the Home games (Wales, Italy, Ireland) should be made at the Club by 24th September.

Grumpy:
Also, see notice board for Autumn test details.
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Five great tries on Saturday at Accies - McCann (2), Hogg, Halliday, Kelly. The final try (which started with a line-out on our own 5 metre line) was the best try I have ever seen Annan score - and I've been watching them for the last 20 years!The most heartening thing about the Accies victory is that Annan know they can play a lot better! Great start - but it's going to be a tough league with, I would say, five teams in the frame for the three promotion places.

the fat pirate:
Good suggestion DB. My favorite Annan try was Clanny's barnstorming run against Jed Forest

Don:
That was a terrific try also - but for scintillating handling all the way from our own five metre line, last Saturday's was the best ever. Good thread, though - which other magic tries come to mind?

Bertie:
Any of the 5 tries I scored in my career must be amongst the magic club tries. Oops, sorry, simple mistake I thought you meant miraculous!

Big Stuff:
One that sticks in my mind was at Irvine, where almost all of their team had lined up against our forwards to defend a five yard penalty and Shaun caught them all out with a cross kick the width of the pitch and into the waiting arms of Babe - and he held onto it. Not the greatest fluid style score ever, but memorable for its, at the time, cheekiness. Ben Cohen subsequently made a lucrative international career out of copying that very move. (I remember seeing him standing on the touchline that day as a young lad).

Shaun McG:
What about your bullocking 50 yard run to score at the everholm Bigstuff? The young boys would'nt think it possible for you to go the distance but its true it opened up like the red sea & no-one could catch him(can't remember who it was against though!

Bazz:
Barry Grahams try against E Kilbride in 2003 was pretty cool, also Griff's versus Cartha last year & Rio at Murrayfield. My favourate goal of all time is Ryan Giggs v Arsenal in the '99 FA Cup Semi final replay. Obliged.

Big Stuff:
Shaun, It was in the 100+ point thumping of Falkirk - there was the hint of a sidestep in it as well, nowadays if I intended travelling that distance I'd probably take the car!
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Well done boys, great start to the season. Keep fertilizin the away fields wi bloodnsnotter and it's up ye's go next season.Feel ma fist

Big Stuff:
Any chnace of more pictures of you holding a large fish please Startled? I do miss them so. Nice to see we still have a solid fanbase in Moose land. Obliged
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Well done to both teams at the weekend.
Lets keep the hard work going as its obviously paying off.
Number 14 shirt still missing after Moffat tens,if anybody has it in their bag by mistake please hand in to club.
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I suspect several jubilant players may access this site on their return from a well deserved night on the lash (although it is only the first game) but lets have it lads, who was the Daddy today? (Yes I know PC, it was a Team effort), but there must have been someone who expelled that smidging more blood n snotters than the others

PC:
Hoggy was everywhere as usual, Smithy made a lot of yards and i think Muff was also to the fore. I was the Daddy though and any player who says different won't be starting next week! eethenghaw

db:
Hoggy, Smithy, Muff, Snowy
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Scores on the doors:

Glasgow Accies 6 v Annan 1sts 38.

5 tries and a bonus point

:cool:

The 2nds also won - Dumfries 2nds 8 Annan 2nds 44

daddy minto:
Gus, thanks for publishing the result. There doesn't appear to be current results available on the SRU site now -or am I missing it?

Gus:
They are there - but you have to go in via the individual clubs in the league:

Glasgow Accies 6 v Annan 35
Garnock 46 v Howe of Fife 7
Duns 5 v Falkirk 41
Caithness 37 v Allan Glens 7
Highland 40 v Kilmarnock 12
Stewartry 17 v Linlithgow 16

Looks as if Annan only got 35 points...

Andy:
38 or 35 points - either way a fantastic result which keeps up the momentum from the start of the season - well played lads, let's stick it to stewartry next week!

Big Stuff:
Yes, well done lads, mind I'm not surprised, the attitude at training has been fantastic, what a difference from last year when you could have heard a pin drop on training nights, keep it up and keep that sickening feeling you had watching Perthshire celebrate on our patch last year in you mind - think how good it would feel to be in that position come the end of the season, its certainly possible with continued hard work and application. I'm off to have a large Russian tattie brew to celebrate. Double Obliged

auld yin minto:
Ah, its good to see the other ex-players like me with young children at home on a Sauturday night. What would we do without the internet? Do you think you'll stay up to watch MoTD?

Big Stuff:
No chance Paul, I had 3 9 year-olds here last night on a sleepover (for those who don't know me I'm not a Peado I have a 9 year-old daughter) and they didn't go to sleep until 2am - that's the latest I've been up for ages, so it'll be catch the news headlines at 10 then bed as usual - where did it all go wrong!!!
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well done to 1st last week also i would like to say well done to all the lads who played at moffat you played a great final against boroughmuir. lets keep it it up the rest of the season and get to training and make those 1st team lads work for their place!!

PC:
When are you going to get yourself to training Belly?

belly:
when the job finishes pc. think it will be by the end of sept. what the no like at training just now!!!
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all the best for tomorrow lad sure well get off to a winning startgoannan
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oright every1 wat u al up 2? ;-) :p :cool: :confused: :eek: :mad:
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well done lads a good team effort got u 2 th final on saturday and even better u won :-)

ditto:
you can say that again

well done lads a good team effort got u 2 th final on saturday and even better u won

see!

Daddy minto:
Yes, yesterday was a great boost for the season - nothing beats winning. There is stronger opposition in our league so please train hard, pump that iron and get the winning habit. The world's a different place when you are winning.

Ed:
Although I never saw much of anything on saturday (anyone else want to do the beertent for a change?) the air of excitement was palpable and the roars of approbation during the final was evidence that something good is happening at VB. It's not often that a match against Langholm has afforded us the chance to indulge in a little bit of schadenfreude but thanks to the lads fronting up, we can all sip from that blessed cup, at least until the first home game, cheers.

Ed:
Just another thing, I saw very few ex players in the beertent on saturday, either they have now became teetotal or have dropped off the face of the earth. C'mon, it's not a big ask to support the odd event we have. If I'm wrong (and they were all out watching the games and not supping) then I apologise but we need all the support we can get. Thanks to all the honourable exceptions who did attend.

Smithy:
Great effort by all on Saturday, especially the young lads in the team. Winning the tournament is only a bonus though, real rugby starts on saturday, so let's not do what we do every year and sit back at the beginning and hit the league running with a win against accies.
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Well done to the guys winning the tournament yesterday - entertaining final and those young lads just keep improving, things are looking good for the season! A well done to the guys at Moffat too, good effort getting to the final! Excellent effort by all those involved both on and off the pitch!!
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langholm got beat.

Interested:
Who WON?

Sportescene Results Servi:
Annan won it of course - quite convincingly - 40 odd point to 3 in the final! Well done lads!

Big Stuff:
Yes,very well done lads, keep the momentum going into the league games. The performance of the youngsters is a credit to themselves and the coaches who have had an input over their formative years. (The last time I got this excited over a bunch of young boys I ended up being questioned at length by Scotland Yard)
Going by the time of your entry Baz it's nice to see you haven't let your standards slip - keep up the good work

Bazz:
Big Stuff, the boys got £120 from the prize money to spend at the bar. What would you have done? I do get excited when a slush fund is imminent!!

Big Stuff:
£120 is indeed a handsome booty Baz my friend and i'm assuming that sound kitty husbandry ensured that maximum damage was gained from minimum outlay - that of course being Rule 1 of any Kitty holder worth their salt. Obliged.
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when is the u16 first games??? :confused:

worried parent:
good question the boys are back to school tomorrow i hear games have been cancelled on wednesday night against dumfries why? whats going on?

youth coach i think:
eh'know nothing about this who's cancelling games?

worried parent:
things are not right are they?
is no one bothered ?

AlanR:
Worried Parent. You should have received a flyer from the club indicating that if you had any concerns to contact the Vice President(Rugby) Colin McCann. Have you?
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Any players who want a Kooga warmup top, £15 seniors £10 Youths ,please contact me as soon as possible.
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Well done again to all the lads who played last night, especially the young lads who certainly stepped up to the mark.
Lets stick it to Stewartry and co. on saturday now!
Now Annan now

SMG:
I was well impressed by the two young lads in the back row & the charging bull at the end of last nights game. The balance behind the scrum looks good & pass accuracy was good. We should work on our running lines to give the wide boys a bit more space & try to straighten things a little but it looks good for the coming season. I hope the young lads get a chance because they look up for it!

loyal fan:
i dont think ive missed a home game for 10 years and after the enjoyment of succes in the 90s there have been some pretty lean years at violet bank however last i senced a new era pc smithy hoggie andrew white and kev provide a solid spine for a team growing in confidence at last sean and pc are correct about the young lads ive kept an eye on the youth development over the last few years its been impressive bruce will continue to learn and imprees with hard work andrew is work in progress of real quality young dwayne and michael scott looked good as did alex dunbar in spells but for 16 years old euan braid is just something else lets hope all the younsters keep going the right way and theirs more still to come through im looking forward to this season if last night was a staring point for whats to come i suggest all the supporters of old get back to be entertained by some rich LOCAL talent the coaches pc smithy kieron and andy need to supported by all the players and fans alike and good things will happen again

Smithy:
Couldn't of said it better myself Loyal fan. As i'm sure all players will agree there is a great buzz between the lads at training and we are really up for this season. The quality of young players joining the ranks is fantastic and nobody has looked out of place in the squad games. At last there is competition for posistions, which has kicked a few lads up the arse to get to training. Bring on the season, can't wait. Lets do what we have failed to do the last few seasons and start winning games from the off. Now Annan now.

Smithy:
P.S. I must of been on wrong side at some point last night as my arse is covered in rake marks, looks like I've been gang raped and can hardly sit down. Ouch!

mr know:
i thought wednesday was a good exercise it gave a chace to look at all sorts of combinations none of which carlisle could break down it was good to see sean there the young lads did good but pc smithy kev and keith h are key not for the teams progress
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New debate time - who was the best player never to win Player of the Year?

To open the debate I'll go for Clanny but I'm sure some of the old farts will have plenty of names to play with...

Annan Fan:
Gogs and gut

the fat pirate:
I think you'l find Gogs won it about 40 years ago! (if you look at the board)

McGauchie:
i never won it & Jim tweedie did. nuff said

SMG:
I don't need anyone using my name or indeed degrading that od PC Tweedie(I've got enough points)& while it is true i never won the Annan POY i did win it at Pontypool which is good enough for me!

Club Historian:
In fairness in the early years the Player of the Year criteria contained not only the playing element but also what that player had done for the club as a whole.

Bazz:
It's probably me, no hold on I've won it!!

db:
Dancer!

forward fan:
lector should of had a chance but i know he could not train some times he is the best front row the club has at the mo in the scrum and when he has the ball he is always gaining 20 yards at least!!!

Bertie:
I agree with the Club Historian that player of the year should be more than just how good a player is, what they do off the pitch and for the club should be considered! However, seeing as we are talking about the best player a look down the honours board shows Shaun Buckley never won it, can't remember if Bob Currie or Big Stuff was on it and Tam never won it since the mid 80's! I know many of you feel I should be up there too but that's life!!!!

statto:
bob won it about 5 years ago I seem to remember

Former AnnanPOY now PC:
anyone found slandering my name will find themsleves a night of free bed & breakfast & a good kickin to boot
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Apologies that these pages have not been updated - plan to do this over the coming couple of days.

Cheers
Gus
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How did the stewartry 7s go at the weekend?

Alan:
A young Annan 7 (Billy excepted) beat Wigtownshire, lost to Edinburgh Agrics(Eventual winners) and beat Moffat in the 3rd place playoff
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Having frequented the club gym for the last month on a regular basis i can't help but feel a bit disappointed with the numbers of 1st XV players who use the facility. Where are our forwards who need the conditioning? i have come across Baz(who looks in great shape)regularly, Keith Hogg, Ali Muir (who i'm not sure still plays for us)PC on one occassion,Jack T is a regular gym junkie but he's not a regular player while Duncan Fisher & Bob Currie (who both look in great shape don't play here any more. COME ON Smithyy, get the forwards rallied round and get beefed up. I Know the trainings been harder this pre-season(watching from my vantage point)lets hit the ground runnning and get back into Div.1 FITNESS IS THE KEY AT THIS LEVEL

PC:
I'm usually in gym 3 times a week, Puds pretty regular too. Steve uses newington gym regularly for weights and cv. More people definately need to be in there. I don't expect billy or even choc to be in there but nelly, gogg, smithy etc should be taking advantage of this great facility that we have.
How's the guns looking shaun?

Shaun McG:
My shootn days are over i'm afraid PC ! Getting fit for the Ski season though so as not to secome to the 7 P's

Pud:
Its a fair comment Shaun, I was pretty regular until a few weeks ago due to work commitments and I know PC has worked hard this summer. However we should have more people there when you consider the amount of money some people spend on gym memberships
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Lets start the debate. What is the best 15 Annan can put out this season?

Ardbeg 12 year old:
Good question. I'll have 8 lecters in the pack for the winter games.....who cares about the rest, it would be great to watch.

Andy:
horses for courses - would be great if we could persuade young Fisher to return mind!
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What times is the kick off for this fridays games against dumfries??

Doonhater:
Dont know about kick off, but someone better smash C1 ANY. ken

PC:
kick-off is 7pm on friday night.

Andy:
Decent performance lads from what i saw of the second half - the only time you got into trouble was when you turned ball over, need to be more decisive in the ruck and also body positions. Listen to your coaches and believe in yourselves, dumfy were good but not as well drilled as you are. BTW kicking a penalty is a friendly is as bad as doing it in 7s!

Bazz:
Fine advice Andrew.

Andy:
Obliged! (Copyright B.Stuff 1994, TradeMark, All Rights Reserved)

observer:
andy- kicking a penalty is very gay in a friendly BUT kicking conversions is a vital part of the game and if we had kicked our goals on the friday nite against dumfries the game wouldve been won. i dnt think andy white needs the pressure of kicking aswell at such a young age, craig mc did an excellent job as kicker last year and should be retained.

mr knowledge:
observer ur stat about dfs is correct but ur comment on andy is rubbish he is a no 10 they kick goals its gives the buss and keeps them focused hes a young lad i know but im sure the only pressure he feels is of his own doing and hes not scared to miss it doent rattle cos hes a quality player his points tally this year will be immence i bet u were a prop plus craig will do well to concentrate getting in the side never mind kicking from what i saw last night

knowledge my arse:
yip, yip. a typical stereotypical view of another fool that "watches" annan games. number tens kick goals? well done they do but thats not a rule! john eales, chris paterson, elton flatley, chris latham, percy montgomery? need i go on? tit.

mr knowledge:
oh aye so did gavin hasting and peter brown know why cos the 10s couldnt kick there own arse

Bazz being picky:
I don't think Chris Latham was ever a goal kicker. You must be thinking of legendary Ozzy full back Matt 'Burkey' Burke?
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good luck at whitecraigs on sunday lads i will be back at training when the weather gets cooler!!!
i get dizzy with this heat

fan:
lec your club needs you hope its pissin soon

KW & PB:
Good training weather at the moment, Lec or will the burd no let ya?

fan:
lec wuz brilliant on friday no joke

fan:
lec u wur briliant on fiday true
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2nd Team promotion celebration p.u. following Moffat Tens. Even if not selected to play let's get as many there as possible for a good night out.

Kieron has given up the beer, but promises to buy one for everyone who attends. Andy G is in charge of the buffet.

intheknow:
Oh aye, pour money into Moffat why don't you, brilliant!
And if you think big K will dip into his extra deep pockets, you're sadly deluded.
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Wednesday, 26. July 2006 17:03  738">

Who are going to the stars of this season then?

Big Stuff (wishes ):
Me Maw...Me Maw...Me Maw...

Pud:
Who knows?? I think it is going to be a good season all round. Good to see a fit Smithy so hopfully a good one from him along with some of the younger players like Andy W and Bruce. Baz and PC always perform and I am planning on being alreet too, f*ck it- we will all be amazing!!

blackie:
yes watch this season andy w bruce fae the toon hoggie will enjoy their presence along with smithy and all the rest there are good young lads mabye needing a few games in the 2nds its all in place watch this space

supporter:
Or to quote Blackie it will be FANTASTIC.

Big Stuff:
If I find out who used my name above, without my permission and therefore in breach of Copyright I'll sue their ass off and slam their knackers in my cuttlery drawer. (Obviously if it was a feminine I'll slam their jubblies in it) Obliged. PS, I'll be back at training the Tuesday after Moffat Tens - I've other commitments of which the Vice Captain has been advised. Good luck against Dumfries lads, a chance to test ourselves against the best team in the Region (If you listen to the Geddes bloke that is - you know who I mean, him that plays for Linden 2nds but tells everybody he plays for "Hawick")

Startled:
Sorry Big Stuff, couldn't pass up a good opening. Royalties in the post. Obliged.

fan:
keith geddes the supreme hawick prop played for dumfries twos at no 9 either dumfries are pissed or or he needs to move down the road barry graham is still laughing
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Reminder - could all players make sure they are at training for no later that 6.30pm on tuesday. Cheers.
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I plan to update the pages in the next few weeks for the coming season.

Any ideas, thoughts or suggestions for the pages - please leave a comment or e-mail annanrfc@hotmail.com

Cheers

Gus
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Alan 
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MESSAGE FOR ALL 2ND XV PLAYERS
Meeting in Clubhouse on Tuesday night 25th July at 9.00pm to discuss the coming season
BE THERE!!
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Just a reminder that training is at violetbank from now on. Hope to see you all there tonight. Ta

Pud:
I would have forgot that like, good reminder. Get your asses there for a bit run aboot and a dose of heat stroke.

Luke Skywalker:
That Stormtrooper is awesome.
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Good to see more players using the gym at Violetbank. It's nice to know a few players recognise its not cool to be as weak as a newborn kitten and have the body of a middle aged man. Keep on truckin fellas!!

Adonis Minto:
WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE BODY OF A MIDDLE AGED MAN BAZ. i'D TAKE MINE BEFORE YOURS WITH YOUR WEE STUMPY LEGS ANY DAY!

Bazz:
I would say middle aged is 50+ Paul. Anyway enough of your cheek or I'll get Zidane on you!! Butt-tastic.

Tam:
What u tryin to say Baz? Nowt wrong wid a Gretna Bod

Cashus:
My 50+ will arm wrestle you anytime Baz

Masher:
Thats all your good for cashus, cos the rest of you is fooked, and everyone knows it cos you tell them about your 1000000 injuries as soon as anyone is in earshot. Ken PS tomato ketchup is shit

Minto:
Hey, who is the chump using my name up there? Anyway, Bazz is a good example to follow in the gym. Remember that mutant mongerel hooker from Hawick in the cup two years ago. Bazz smashed him in the tackle. Not many stand offs could do that.

Mind you having three kids in five years has knocked the beejayssus out of me. It's like a jungle sometimes it makes me wonder how I keep from going under...uhuhuh huhuhuh.

Pud:
Aye- truckin it up in the gym rules and its FREE! All we need in there is a machine that makes you taller so some of our hobbits could be turned into 2nd rowers seeing as certain people have vanished of the face of the earth. Is that a sly dig? YES - get to training Nelly!!!!!
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nice idea with this site its better than most of the rubbish I come across.

the fat pirate:
Gus,stop messing about& congradulating yourself on the site constuction. We all know it's quite good!
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Smell my salmon
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Hope ye all had a good ROM boys and it didn't interfere too much with the summer training. Best all round player consistently: Andy Render. You owe me a pint you Gretna tosser.

Andy:
just give me a shout next time you are in town you ginger freak

Wavy Davy:
looks like donald and davie stott oot on a fishin trip at whitley bay. ya just after my marzipan ya tart.
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thank u i read this page all the time and as a developimg area id like to know about coaches at your club whos the best coach / motivator

Andy:
big stuff - fist raised mid team talk without a doubt!
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nice little report in the local paper. Well done everyone on getting selected and nive to see that the club reckonize andrew and bruce honour for being selected for the under 17.
Butjust a little comment i would like to make. Why have you never mention belly getting seleceted for the scottish deaf international team?
No wonder he never wanted to be 2nd team captain this season and he was talking of playing for carlisle last christmas cause hardly any 2nd team boys were training.
Would just think it would be nice to give the guy some respect for the things he has done for the club over the years. Bar,door,Dj.

Scoop:
Yeah the big man has done really well over the years and deserves a mention. Well done belly. you'll get that flat above Gardenwise yet mate.
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who is the fittest at training and who is the all time fittest man in the past i think i wood be up there with hairy and erse but behind masher i play reel rugby now w carlisle y loosres lets have a debate

tam:
hoggy the fittest now dont know about the past

Bazz:
Fitness is an all round package which includes endurance, speed, agility and strength. I'm afraid Hoggy (like yourself Joe) lacks sheer strength to be a true fitness king. Minto or W Henderson was the fittest I've seen. If we were training for the 5,000m steeplechase then maybe Hoggy would be king.

thewatcher:
Jevs would be the most powerfull,babe (in his day) the quickest,Halliday the strongest,old hoggy the most durable,Mcgauchie the most explosive and minto the most rolled into one, billy was quick though and could do the beer bottle challenge !!

Joe:
although all these attributes are very important to the game what lies between the ears & in the chest is more important. For using these attributes who sould we consider Baz?

Hairy:
Which Hoggy are we talking about here?Junior or Senior?
I seem to remember faither Hogg and Billy both getting to level 16 or 17 on that bloody awfull bleep test a good few years ago. I got to level 11 because they said that was the minimum for a back, and it nearly killed me. Onnie I think got to level 10 and a bit, but I think he started cheating at level 7 or 8. I hated that thing - "Start of level 9" It still gives me nightmares.

Hairy:
Wasn't Barry Graham king of the 2 minute runs at the Weyroc?
Taggart was without doubt the fasted forward over 100m - Just ask Sean Buckley if you don't believe me.

barry g:
i was not the fastest at the two minute runs that i am afraid is one of billys titles

barry g:
i was not the king of the two minute runs that title is billys im afraid however i did beat him one arom day after about ten pints from the firth to boyds

hoggy:
sorry baz you stick to the strengh cos thats all uv got!!!!

hoggy:
ps: thanks tam

the fat pirate:
If Taggart was the quickest forward were does that put Santa who was 5th quickest in the club at the time?

Billys:
Any time u want the cementy bag challenge Baz give me's a shout!

Hairy:
How about a rematch Billy - Saturday straight after the massed bands - Fish Cross to Violetbank - Barry will be up for it!

Hairy:
How about a rematch Billy - Saturday straight after the massed bands - Fish Cross to Violetbank - Barry will be up for it!

Hairy:
Apologies for the double entry - it is 4 am.

gav lynch:
i reckon muff's hair is the all time fittest as it always seems to be trying to run away from his mask!!!

Andy:
Andy Render in his hooker days was probably the best allround athlete in the club

Bertie:
Nobody appears to have mentioned Bob Currie yet, definitely has to be near the top of the list! I on the other hand get the wooden spoon - unless anyone knows of a potential challenger to that one!

onnie the hare carlyle:
slevery andy was fit in his day ie first game against ghk and me

onny who else:
Can't believe no one has mentioned gogs he was one of the fittest snd loudest.
This is the real onny, although I do like my alias.

Andy2:
Bertie - I think you would be in good company against big Pete Lovett - who as legend recalls almost failed level one of the beep test!!

Andy R:
Cheers andy (whoever you are) - I'd just like to point out to everyone else that the earlier message was not a piece of self promotion - although to be fair I was quite fit in my day!!

onnie the snail carlyle:
LETS HAVE A RACE OVER SAY TWO LAPS OF THE TRACK OLDER GUYS GET A HEAD START ie ONNIE ONE LAP START JOE 100M ANDY R 200M HOGGY jnr 50M BILLY 150M BARRY170M SMITHY 200M KEV 100M etc

old school:
back in the old days of texas babe was the quickest over 50 metres andy render and minto were the quickest over 400m ( can any one rember those bloody 200 metres runs 8 of them) killer!!! jack and rio were the stongest and belly was the the best at those 12 mins runs, he also gave old colin mcann a race to the jubilee bridge back did not have the stamina for the home sraight!!!Big bo was the beer king tour and helped the lads with their drinking on the pitch????

joe:
but who was the best rugby player?

Wallace:
Surely that is answered by a review of the PotY board
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AlanR 
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Annan are away in their first 2 games of new season to Glasgow Accies (26th August) and Stewartry (2nd September)
Full list will be posted ASAP

Gus:
1st XV fixtures for the coming season now on-line. See link at top.
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Alan R 
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AGM 23rd June
President: Don Barty
Vice President (Admin): Alan Robertson
Vice President (Rugby): Colin McCann
Hon Treasurer: Lindsay Currie
Hon Secretary: Philip Bertram
Committee Members: James Mason, Ian Gilmour, Norrie Galbraith, Ian Black, Colin Warrick
1st XV Captain: Paul Carruthers
1st XV Vice Captain: Graham Smith
2nd XV Captain: Kieron Watret
2nd XV Vice Captain: Andy Graham
Congratulations to all!

Big Stuff:
There's a lot of sensible hard working people in place on and off the pitch and the future looks bright - sorry I couldn't make the AGM I have been away on a course all week and had deferred commitments last night as a result.
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annanlad@gmail.com
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A big hand for Jack Thomson, grandpaw again to Gregor David leVin on the 15th June. If everybody could buy the auld yin a pint it would be most appreciated. Could someone lend Barry Graham the money, aw and his bus fare too. Cheers
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any news on how the lads went last week at troon. ie who has been picked ect.

blackie:
the boys are to receive letters but three are picked for the warriors squad

supporter:
r u going to tell us blackie

blackie:
im sure word has got round from glasgow by now its scott nicholson james bigham and dean gallimore very well done lads

PC:
Well done lads. I've always been a fan of young talent, ken
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A reminder that the Club AGM is this Friday (23rd June) at 8pm. Everyone very welcome.
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Looking forward to playing for Annan next season :D

supporter:
who are yee?
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pc, do you ken when the season starts this year by any chance? well done on your reselection as captain aswell, oh aye and congrats to you aswell kieran, good luck to you for next year. Also PC, could you tell your assistant that he still owes me a fiver!!!!!!!

PC:
Alright Gav, psssshhhh whaaaaat, 1st league game is usually 1st saturday in september. Smithy works in gretna now so you can put his car windows in next time you're up if he doesn't give you the coin eehhhhh!

gav lynch:
eehhhhhh
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The Club AGM is on Friday 23rd June at 8pm. A good turn-out is requested from members, particularly players. Everyone with an interest in Annan RFC will be most welcome. Not only is it a review of the year past, including the annual financial report and President's report, we require people to fill a variety of positions to enable the Club to move forward. The Captains and Vice-Captains of the 1st and 2nd XV will be installed at the meeting and there is every opportunity for you to put your points across with regard to any aspect of the Club's activities. We WILL move forward next year (on and off the field of play). We need your support at the AGM more than ever before - please be there. If you are unable to attend, but wish to help the Club in some small way, please let a Player or a Committee member know.

Bertie:
Well said Don, the more bodies the better - everyone with an interest in or who cares about the club should be at the AGM! Perhaps with this sense of optimism for next season we should be adopting the 'Believe' bars as our official team snack! :-)

Mr Softee:
Berti, More like Liquorice all sorts for you Mr Bassett, or how about a "walnut whip"?
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Message for PC- have you watched Old Boy yet? If not then you are stupid.

Also, if anyone wants to get fit at f*ck this year, get yersel along to training- lots of hard work but I think a lot of us are feeling the benefits already. It's going to be a good season, I can feel it

Anyone wants a lend of Old Boy - let me know.

Bertie:
I'm gonna regret asking this again but what is Old Boy about then?

PC:
Pud, I've not watched Old Boy yet but if you ask me again before I have then you better watch your 'old boy' cos I'll f*^king kill the tash faced sh*t.

Alan:
Bertie,
Search Old boy on tinternet

Bertie:
Was reluctant to look up Old Boy on t'internet just in case it came up with something sinister!! Looks like a cracking film tho and no mention of ashtrays or anything as per Bally Nolmans synopsis in a previous thread on this guestbook - does the guy find his captor in the end? :-)

Ally:
I'll take Old Boy off ya Pud, hear its a bit #@*%!rd up with a bit of a twist, sounds good to me. Is it anything like the Battle Royale films?

Bazz:
There is no flying ashtray Bertie, but there is a claw hammer used to great effect for fighting with and extracting teeth. Oh Dae Su is now my 3rd favourate Korean behind Man Utd star Park Ji-Sung and North Korean despot Kim Jon- IL.

Tash faced psycho:
So PC, I'm a tash faced sh*t eh? Well why don't you put your money where your ugly big gub is and take up my challeng to a fight??
I'll meet you in Newington park any time you like pal, or are you chicken??
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well done to the lads last night at the trials. keep it up for next week at troon,
would be nice to see some written support from the other player both old and young on this web site or dose eveyone just slag each other off?.:-(

Ed:
Yes well done those lads, another fine crop of good uns.
All the slagging off on this site is done with affection and is motivational, err isn't it?
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stop running your second team captain down before hes even started .give the lad a chance.kieran could be a good player.so prove them wrong lad
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You'll all have noticed that our national A-team won against Canada last night 15-10 to take us through to the final of the Churchill Cup! Apologies must surely go to Dick Best for spoiling the tournament completely now that we have completely prevented and England v NZ Maori final! Get it right up yeez!!!!

Who's Next:
Spot on, eh? It was a hard won victory, Canada is getting better lads, must be me. I played a couple of games with Dave Barnes at the Nomads years ago- I knew he would be Captain #@*%! one day.
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A good show from the 6 U16 annan lads at the glasgow trials last night at stewartry. Next trial at Marr next wednesday night, from which a preliminary squad will be selected. Big hand.
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What with the rugby tours down under and the world cup there should be a good days viewing to be had in the rugby club Saturday and Sunday.

My money is on England 0-0 Paraguay and in the rugby all northern hemisphere sides to get their bottoms well and truly spanked.
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Magic result on Saturday boys, my english mates are well pissed off. The game was 10 minutes from my hoose but I had to work. Bollocks.

Aw aye and here's the view oot the front door of oor But and Ben.
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Update on the club shop.

So far we have raised £31 from punters going through the above link for buying stuff.

Considering we get about 1% commission for each purchase - thats £300 spent on stuff you were getting anyway. :D

Not a bad start - every penny counts...so use the above link when you can and lets gets some money for the club funds.

Gus

Fluff:
Yep, good stuff, got my Old Grey Whistle test DVD from it and just gotta tell ya, it's rocktastic nor'alf mate.
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hey guys ! most of you don't remember me, but I came inthe summer of 2001 for some training, with Michael the aussie guy ... just wondering if there would be some training this jukly, as I will be around ... just in case ...
take care, and good job for the seaeson, I still follow your results !

exhausted already:
Hi Serge, training has already started and will be in July
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no offense meant but kieran watret as Annan 2nds captain? you must be joking. . . . . . . .the guy never trains and is always "working" when the away games are on and sits on the bench for the home ones! you should really have a captain that leads by example. Cash got 2nds player of the year and he is double the age of some of the other players! why isnt kieran player of the year? silly silly choice in my eyes people

yourmama.com:
through default!!!!!!

Bazz:
Why say "no offence meant" before slagging someone off? You are entitled to your opinion, don't pussy out by saying "no offence" when offence is exactly what you intend!!

OOr Wullie.:
No offence[ with a C not an S you turnip heid] indeed. I hope you are not one of the hypocritical ones who need a passport to go over the water bridge on away games. Give the big lou ferrigno lookalike a chance to prove himself, who knows he may just rise to the occasion, and there are some of us who do work odd shifts at weekends and evenings. Support is what we should be giving each other, not slagging. You have my support big feller.

Hairy:
Got no names - Bazz excepted - or are we once again too chicken to use them!

Grow Up!!!

Ed:
It has been the culture of late that a good few of the boys would rather go shopping than play away. Let's hope big Kieran sorts this out and starts to throw his considerable bulk about, on and off the field. I also hope he gets the full backing of everybody; anyone who does anything for the club deserves at least that.
Lou Ferringo?

Broon:
If Kieran is motiviated to do the job he will do it well. He will have the support of the 2nd team players. The only thing that appears questionable here ???? is your commitment to the club. Go and watch Dumfries.

Bertie:
Well done Kieran, good of you to stand up and be counted and put yourself forward! It'll be great when you can shut up these brave annonymous critics at the end of the season!

Big Stuff:
Kieran intimated he was willing to do the job, was nominated at the appropriate meeting and met with no resistence from other club members who attended the meeting (those who have sufficient genuine interest in the club to attend such meetings that is) If anyone felt that strong about it they should have spoken out at the time - assuming of course they had bothered to go to the meeting.

Those who matter and care for the club will fully support Kieran throughout the season in what is a difficult and often thankless task and he should be commended for putting himself forward for the role.

OOr Wullie:
Aye Lou Ferrigno Ed. The big feeler from the telly who used to turn green when he was beelin'. Ye know the one.

belly:
Yet again people are hiding behind there computer screens and not give out there names.
so mr or mrs ???? yes kieron not been at training at the past but thats where it should remain i have spoken to kieron and he will be coming to training next week.
He deserves a chance at being 2nd team captain and i will give him my support when i play with him.
So everybody stop this bloody slagging on the guest page and get behind the players and the committee for next season and with everybody engouraging each other at training,the gym and on the pitch. It will make a us a winning team 1st,2nd, colts and the under 16 and 15
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:-) hope the lads from the under 15s do well on weds, at the trials. and eveyone will be surpporting of them, Do your best thats all we ask.

haagen daagen floppen:
Aye big up to the youths involved going to the trials, remember, F.I.B. !!!!
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Congrats to PC retaining his club captaincy for another season with Smithy being his vice. Also to Kieran 2nd team captain. Pre season has begun so everyone get along to the Everholm 7pm Tue & Thu and get sweating!! Easy Easy Easy. Brasil for the cup.

AL Feckit:
Aye weel done to the caps and vice caps. I considered proposing a swear box for fund raising, but the bashtard would be filing for bankruptcy after tuesday nights speech.

Pud:
Aye well done lads. Lets all make an effort to get to training and do some gym work and we will have a reet good season.

Has anyone seen the film "Old Boy"?? If not you are missing out. If you want to make your life better- WATCH IT.

Jonathan Woss:
Yes Pud, you are absolutely wight about Oldboy. Who would believe the dog-eating Koweans could produce such a fantastic film. Cwacking twist, highly wecommended

Bertie:
What's 'Old Boy' about then Pud?

Bally Nolman:
Berti, here's a sinopsis of "Old Boy".
In simple technical terms Old Boy, Hu Flung Dhung's second feature-length film, is a considerable improvement on the first, Snoh Waeit and the Seven Samurai, with the use of a multiplane-camera, developed by Ub Iwerkza, allowing complex camera effects and giving the images an illusion of depth. These advances are applied to a charming fairy tale which has all the requisite layers of seriousness and darkness. Dohn Zon Bahlti is a humble peasant who dreams of having a smoking bar of his own. His dream comes true, thanks to the powers of the Blue Fairy, and his latest creation, a flying ashtray, is brought to life. But the ashtray, has no conscience of his own and instead a passing cricket, Zjiminy, is assigned the role. What follows is a witty, touching, beautifully composed fable with strong biblical undertones. The characterizations are richly achieved, from Azhtray and Zjiminy to diabolical Gilmuhr and the wandering villains desperate to get their hands on the flying azhtray. A less welcome development post-Snoh Waeit is the blatant conservatism evident in the crudely moralistic, if genuinely scary, sequence on the fantasy island for boys. 'When You Wish Upon a Fag' won this year's Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Bertie:
Well thanks for that Bally, a very useful synopsis, I'll just away and use the link at the top of the page and got to Amazon and buy the DVD based on that review!!!
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Date for your diary - the Club AGM is on Friday 23rd June at 8pm
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Greetings pop pickers. You may have seen in the papers that up-and-coming poptart Nerina Pallot, she of the catchy if lyrically suspect "Everyone's Going To War" (video set in supermarket, you know the one, yes her) was banned for speeding at Annan District Court. She keeps a blog on her website and wrote one entry ("Felt up by the long arm of the law") from the Queen of the Border itself. She describes Annan as the "Twin Peaks of southern Scotland" How DARE she!

DLT:
You can read Nerina's blog on myspace/nerinapallot or on Channel 4 music website in the features section

Laura Palmer:
Cheeky bitch! Everyone knows Rigg is the Twin Peaks of south Scotland, starring Muff as the backward-speaking dwarf.

Bertie:
To compare Rigg to Twin Peaks is a tad unfair, especially when you can't fail but hear the sound of duelling bajo's as you cross the village boundary!

Broon:
Bertie,

You contradicting yourself or what? Besides, Rigg is renowned for its poultry, therefore they must have been duelling egg banjos!
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If anybody has any unwanted kit which is clean and in good condition could they bring it to the Player's meeting next Tuesday. It will then be donated to the IRB Kitaid Program
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The players meeting will be held at 8pm prompt on Tuesday 30th May, not 9pm as the forthcoming events page says. Make sure all players attend. NO EXCUSES. Ta

2nd's stalwart:
who made u leadr PC,skips havny been voted for yet?

Andy:
2nds stalwart - shut your puss - PC is still Captain until he is replaced by the next Captain, it's common sense man, when Tony Blair calls an election he is still in charge until the result is announced! And besides any 'stalwart' wouldn't make such a ridiculous statement

Tory Boy:
Andy, You suggesting that Tony Blah is in charge - harumph!

Andy:
Better him than John 'two jags - one croquet ball - no actual job' Prescott HarumphHarumph
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Any forthcoming events er forthcoming?
For instance, when's the sports day Babe?

Hairy:
Put me down for the high jump.

Bertie:
Hairy, if your car's still sitting around doing nothing I'll be looking for cheap driving lessons soon?!!! I don't think my driving will be as bad as me rugby but you can never tell!!!

Nonnie Mouse:
Bertie, can just see you driving a Micra - a wee woman's car.

Bertie:
Given my better half drives a Micra that could well be right!!!

Ed:
So that's it, is it? High jump and driving lessons! Boy I can feel the excitement ratcheting up now. By the way Hairy, great dancing on Saturday night, reminiscent of the "Fine Young Cannibals" at their best.
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thank you to choc and don for their great effort leading up to and on the race night as well as those who supported it the grand total thanks to a huge effort from the from the four lads their parents and friends etc now stands at £2450 with a target of £2800 we are almost there can i ask for a final effort this weekend for those who would still like to donate please do so behind the bar and we will have a final tote up on sunday
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Just a question to Baz. Do you get internet access in the Priory? If there's no reply i'll take that as a no.

Michael Barrymore:
Is his name Bazz as he hasn't said much yet? Lovely biceps though. I'll see if he wants to use the laptop in my room.

Hairy:
Awwight Michael, it is Bazz with 2 zzs, sorry there. If you don't see him around much through the day you could always check the pool. He'll be practicing his breaststroke.
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Well done to everyone who helped at, or supported, the Race Night to raise funds for Ryan, Euan, Alex and Mark going to Limerick. The profit on the night is just over £900.

Rob De. Bank:
Top marks don, a tidy sum indeed.Could have been so much more though with a bit of support from a few more. If it hadn't been for the younger folks, parents and regulars etc, it would have been a poor turnout. Where were all the seniors? Investing in the future of these talented young lads can only be good for the club.

Ed:
Yep well done those lads and lassies, a great effort and they all seemed to have a good time. Hopefully they'll feel that this is 'their' club and who knows, very soon we'll maybe get back to those halcyon days when the club used to go like a fair and was a great place to be.
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What a great night the race night was. shame it wasnt better supported by all youth and senior players. Many thanks to all helpers especially rach c (whos bday it is on thur) n rach h for taking money off people at the door and giving them programmes and to Kayli lucy roy sam ewan for folding programmes. Also wed like to say a big thanks to all the players for giving the lassies a good time(not as good as arran tho!!!) lol!!

conor:
i was watching channel 5 so i wasnt there sorry to miss it!

pissed off:
thats just the support the the clubs needs coner not and uve taken plenty from it

x garlic bred an banana x:
Well thanx ta Ian 4 invitin us along to the rugby much more talent dwn the river on a Tuesday/ Thursday nyt than in annan all week!!! It`s ok we will invite u ta Rachels wedding to ukw. We have been putting our brains 2geva an we think next training kit should be no top and tight shorts, only jestin lol thanx again lv us lot!! xxx
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Some of you may have seen that England have rebranded their A team as the Saxons, and we all know now that Dumfries have the name Saints and the Pro teams are the Warriors, Reivers and Gunners - let's open the debate for nicknames for all of our sides ranging from the 1sts to the U15s and all in between - serious or satirical the choice is yours.
What about the Annan Charge in reference to RoM? Or the Sealhunters?

minto:
how about Annan champs if we're winning,which can be easily changed to chumps if we're losing!

Leg-end:
how about the annan titans? it can be shortened to annan tits if defeated

Eskimo Nell:
Annan Innuits - that could be changed too!

Startled:
Inuits, they'll have Nunavut.
How about the Marauders and loser Marys. If the Chapelcross cooling towers are still up we could be the Isotopes.

the wee people:
were'nt Selkirk nicknamed the Japs because they were niggly wee b***ards! We could be called Annan pygmies because we are nice wee people

Hairy/Victor:
Anyone who knows me will know that i'm not one for moaning * leave space for dropping jaws * especially with all the other shit that gets posted on here, but this is one thing that really gets my goat. I was always happy to tell someone that I played for Annan, it's all the identity that you need. It's short and to the point and tells you exactly what you need to know! I know I'll get slagged off for being a boring old fart but as far as I'm concerned the pro teams are Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Borders, not the Gunners, Warriors and Reivers. In the same vane Leicester are Leicester and not the Tigers. The same goes for Northampton and the Saints, Newcastle and the Falcons, Aukland and the Blues, Queensland and the Reds, and where the hell are the Bulls and Cats actually from. There I feel better now.

Broon:
Hairy is right, I for one am proud to play for ANNAN. We could of course always be the Annan Ites.

xxx:
were u proud 2 play 4 Moffat Broon? (the Rams) too

Broon:
Yes, but not in the same way. I'm sure that Cash, Archie Little, Jason Graham, Panny and Kenny Cartner all felt the same. Why not ask how I felt playing for Doncaster, Wheatley Hills, Dunfermline or the Naval sides I played for.

You should also remember how old we were when we went to Moffat. It was supposed to be a swansong, the call was made and some of us came back. At Moffat our contribution as the "Annan Contingent" was often mentioned - they recognised as "ANNAN" players.

Your pettiness, whilst unsurprising, nonetheless disappoints me - so piss off and bore someone else!

Sir Bufton Tufton RN ret:
Broon, would that be the 'Naval Gazers' then?
Hardee harr harr

Startled:
Hairy, I don't remember you, or anybody else for that matter, saying boo when some progressive (a synonym of precocious) people pushed for the strip to be changed. I don't see much difference here.

RN Retd, VD Scar and Bar:
Sir Bufton, surely you would mean the navel gazers. Alas far too much tobacco, rum and the lash to do much gazing in the Andrew you know. Fear not though shipmates me old oppos is 'ere to 'elp yees. Avast ye landlubbers an' oi Stains, make fast that dinghy.

Bertie:
Back to the matter in hand, alternative names for the Annan teams - hows about Annan Bees for the 2nds!!!

Hairy:
You may be right there startled, but you definitely don't want to get me started on those F**king Ties!

Fink abaat it my son:
Bertie, does that mean the 1sts would be the Ehs!

Big Beau Brummel:
Hairy, the ties were a good thing in one way in that they delineated between those who put a lot of effort into the club, training etc and those who just turned up 10 minutes before a game and then b*ggered off immediately afterwards, you've got to admit that.

Startled:
What ties lads, and were they clip-ons? Bow ties and Fedoras should be dress code.

Eck Spresdary:
Good point startled, there shoud be a dress code, I mean at present we look as if we'd been involved in an explosion at a jumble sale! And that's the smartest of us! We should be wearing blazers and slacks, even the board bums and lorry drivers, come on lad's let's smarten up.

gimigimigimi:
Being smart & looking alike won't make you better rugby players,going to training will,so never mind all this crap about how you look & get down to preparing yourselves to play the game. Gary Ross looked great but he was shite so the two don't go hand in hand.I have to agree with Hairy on this one, the ties have'nt been earned of late. How about 300 1stXV games & the club buy's you a blazer!!

Brummel Schmummel:
Big Beau - are you jesting (joke in there somewhere!) Delineation - pah! I don't know which clubhouse you frequent. In terms of alcohol consumption you would ordinarily find the 1st team somewhat lagging behind. In the days when we had a 3rd XV the club could have survived on the takings from them alone (so I'm told by our illustrious bar steward), those boys played week in, week out, got nothing in return (not even a pre game banana!). They just wanted to have a runaround and a few beers afterwards.

It should be compulsory that all players (over 18 of course) should consume at least £20 worth of drink before leaving after a game. If they're single they should have to be in the clubhouse till kicking out time and then come back for a sunday sesh.

On training nights they should train hard and then have at least 6 pints before being allowed to leave.

Hairy:
Someone just had to go and mention the bananas! or should I say 1st team bananas. They'll be wanting cake in the changingroom after games next.

Bertie:
If anyone can still lift one pint after training, never mind 6 then they haven't been training hard enough! Back to nicknames- how about Annan Titans, if we have a bad game it can be shortened to just the 1st 3 letters, if we have a bad season it could be lengthened to the Titanics (names we'll not need to adopt of course!!!!)

No enough bananananas:
Huy Bertie - Leg-end:
how about the annan titans? it can be shortened to annan tits if defeated

Pamela Anderson PETA:
Hi Andy, you guys look so hunky in a cute Scottish way in a website. Call yourselves The Sealhunters and I'll scratch your *!?$ing eyes out. Hee Hee lol

Braveheart:
Following England Saxons defeat to the Scottish A team there must be a new name we can come up with for them - what about The Dick Best Tribute - loved his reaction on Sky to the result - "Well that's just spoiled the whole tournament" Sorry Dick, scotland didn't read the script! Get it right up ya!
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Annan 2nds have been promoted to Division 4(West) of the Scottish 2nd XV Leagues along with Garnock and 3rd placed Lenzie.

Well done lads.

Andy:
A BIG WELL DONE to all those who contributed to the 2nds excellent season - lets try to ensure that next season see at least consolidation if not further success. Alan just what are you doing on the internet at 1.14 on a school night?

ss:
Don't go overboard Andy. Yes - the 2nds were promoted (good!). The overall performances were pretty average (fact!). We need to work towards a situation where the 2nds are playing a good standard of rugby every week - and Division 4W is not that standard. When we have a crop of young players in Division 3 (bolstered of course by older players no longer in the 1sts), then we will be making progress. The current 2nd XV have done well getting out of Division 5W, but it would be need to have a much stronger 2nd XV with a goodly number of the current XV forming a much-needed 3rd XV/Veteran Social side.

Ally:
theres no pleasing some folk. well done to the seconds and good luck for next season.

D. Flated:
Priceless, what incentive for folk to play rugby with comments like that. What next, no drinking after the game for 2nds? No social calls into moffat on the way home for the 2nds? Mandatory training for the 2nds? Everyone, but everyone in associated with the 2nd team this season [including bruno] has given their all and played with passion and pride and this has resulted in promotion. The oldest regular player in the team is a role model to everyone not only in the 2nds but the entire club. If only everyone played with the conviction that he does. One step at a time ss. At least we're heading the right way!

Chocolate:
Training shouldnt need to be made mandatory, every player no matter what team they are in should want to train because after all the game is much more enjoyable when you are fitter. Also although we have 1st Xv,2nd Xv, U18s etc we are all in one team called Annan Rugby Club and should try and do whatever it takes to make the club better and take the club forward again.

Including Bruno:
Those of us who are a little older than most, yet still enjoy playing deserve to play if we want to and are still able. We might not make it every week (for a variety of reasons, however, I enjoy it and expect to continue to do so for a wee while yet, I will be training - well, it's warm and light and doesn't affect the lumbago and arthritis the same! Sprint challenge is still on for Babe.

s.s:
the oldest player in the squad is hardly a role model. Although no one could ever question his commitment on the park he has never trained a day in his life and should not be idolised as such. He should be enjoying rumbling around for the three's instead of being someone who at his advancing age stands out for the two's. It's the rest of you that should be ashamed that he still looks good beside you. A role model, someone like Bob Currie, Andy Render, Keith Hogg,Baz,Kev.They are yuour role models!

Calum:
Well donr to the 2nds for getting promoted, done well for that never has the same players in the same positions game in game out. To put a negative spin on promotion is just stupid. They done well and should be applauded for it!!

Halliday Fan:
ss, Let's name the oldest player - it's Cash. Train he may not, play he does, he may no longer be as swift of foot, his passing is still as good as it always was! The opposition always seek him out after the game. Those who have played with him admire him, some remain in awe of him. He inspires the younger players. Incidentally, he did use to train. You appear to be someone who doesn't really know very much about the game and why we play. So away and bile yer heid ya numpty.

Bertie:
Very well done to the 2nds, great effort guys! Ignore the tripe from SS - yet another brave soul not using their real name, these guys are willing to pull on an Annan shirt on a Saturday and should be thanked for their efforts, sure there could be more guys at training and they'd enjoy the game more but that's life. It must be nice for any youths reading this thinking of playing for the 2nds - come play at Annan, play your heart out and try your best, win a few things and it'll never be good enough for some people! Is it any wonder at times there aren't enough players to make up a 3rd team!! As for Cash being a role model - maybe he doesn't train (lucky sod was born good at rugby) but you can't fault the commitment and passion when he plays - whichever team he's playing for!

Personal Trainer to Cash:
When's the piss up to celebrate. We should have it in the clubhouse to boost bar takings, being nice sorts of chaps, we could invite everyone to share in our success by having the much talked about 2nd team sports and BBQ day. What the hell, the club could host it! Why not?

E. Lusive:
well said professional trainer to Cashus, lets pass the word round and do summat to celebrate the promotion, the first round is on me.

Found ya:
Cheers Babe.
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Who's captains next year? or when are they getting decided?

PC:
Captains will be decided amongst players on tuesday 30th May and then voted on officially at AGM on 23rd June i think.

Big Stuff:
Is there any truth in the rumour that, prior to being elected, those nominated for Captain will have to undergo a Red wine tolerance test in preparation for next year's Speakers Doo ?

kenny white:
kw.
players/ non-players meeting.
I would like to ask you all along to the club on tuesday 30th of may at 8pm for -
1)vote on next years captains
2) discuss forthcoming season.
I feel that it is important to the success of the club and would appreciate it if you could all attend.KW.
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You survive 4 weeks skiing without so much as a scratch and then go and break your ankle crossing the High street. Whats that all about then? 6 weeks in a cast. And I was so looking forward to pre season training an all. Ah well all the more time to spend on the message board.

Before you ask, no you cannot borrow my car.

Carol:
Did that happen last night Hairy?

Startled:
D'OH Can I borrow your car mate?

No win no fee:
Sue the Council!

Bertie:
I hope you weren't sober when you did it - mind you, the size o some of those pto-holes on the high street it's no surprising!!!

hairy:
Bertie how dare you, of course I was sober. I was infact just entering the 9th mile of a 10 mile run (averaging 8min 07secs/mile with a heart rate of 143 bpm) when my attention was momentarily distracted by a ..........(insert own comment here)....... and over I went like the proverbial tonne of blicks(sorry Bellie), or in my case 2 tonnes. I shall be back!

Onlooker:
"Flying Pig"

belly:
just a little bit miffed with how you have spelt my name its with a Y not IE. have told kenny white on numerous occasion how to spell it but he won't listen.( maybe he needs a hearing aid as well)
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bouncy buncy,bouncy buncy,bouncy buncy,nah nahnah nah nah nah nah nah nah!!!!!!!! good to see alot of rugby boys sopporting the team in the den, hampden like. i like bon ish.
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Let's all make a big effort to be at the Race Night next Friday (19th). First Race 8pm - a great night out AND some cash for the U16s going on to the Limerick training camp. Hope to see you there!
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times are hard in the financial world shaun! all you seem to do is sit on the annan guestbook. get back in training like big stuff(right said fred) and you could b starting next season instead of bitching about all the players.
one more point- annan already has the best coach/motivator in kenny bashtard, we dont need no pish from any other foreign fruit.

Anthony Robbins disciple:
One should never be enveous of anothers career path or success.

A.R.D.:
Mis-spelling of simple words - evidently not me. Does the Disciple have a disciple?

mr x:
good shout haha shaun

notellinu:
Why is it so many of our players and supporters prefer to hide behind false sudenames rather than stand up for their beliefs and thoughts. Are we a group of spineless cowards who don't believe enough in our opinions to voice them and stand by them, regardless of whether we upset our comrades. People tend to respect you more if you stand there to be shot at, not throw your stones and run away. I for one don't think i'll participate any more

the wonderer:
a bit like you then!!

blackie:
shaun is right end of story
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reveal yourself Anthony Robbins disciple, you pretend to know a lot about my thoughts, character, likes and dislikes & motivational skills while you hide behind your allias. Be a man and stand up for your belief's and views or crawl back under the rock and stay out of the debate.

still bored:
A life coach from America may be your hero but it all comes down to the man in the miror

Anthony Robbins Disciple:
Shaun, I stand up for my beliefs and principles every second of every day. I know who I am, what I am and what I want to be - I am content in myself - look inside yourself, are you the man you want to be?

As for the rock, I've moved out into more salubrious surroundings, especially that I now know how to walk on my hind legs.

Incidentally, I don't pretend to know anything. Find the inner you - he's probably nicer than you think!

Shaun McG:
I've guested it your Russell Brown, only an MP could answer the question without answering the question

interested:
Not wishing to butt in but you do say ARD that Shaun lacks subtlety,positive communication skills and also that he likes game plans therefor unless you can read minds you do pretend to know things!

the fat pirate:
My geuss is it's Hairy, he talks pish like that

Bob C:
Anthony Robbin disciple- either reveal yourself or shut the hell up. Your holier than thou pish is even more meaningless when it is preached to us from behind a false moniker.

PC:
Was moniker not in 'friends' bob?

the wonderer:
Hey that ARD guy is creeeeeeepy!!!

Bazz:
I have googled Anthony Robbins and have realised he is the guy In 'Shallow Hal' who makes Jack Black fancy a hosebeast. He is obviously a jerk and any disciple of his must be too!!

A.R.D. (new pseudonym):
Lots of negative chat boys. Seek and you shall find your inner selves. Calm and contentment ease the soul. Ever considered anger management?

The man in the mirror:
Ah'm guessin yer wee man there...the Robbins boy. Aye the c*@# fae American infomercials that sells feelin guid aboot yersel. Him. He's McGauchie ye daft wazocks. Git real boys, pish up or no the balance has tae be made. Be true tae yersels and each other, dinnae spout keech an dinnae get ideas aboot this bein ony mair than OOR TOON playin rugby agin Ony Other Toon. It's fer The Club, no the advancement o mankind or ony other shite. Play fer yer pals and The Toon and fer f@#$ sake stop bitchin at each other ower the computers. As a wise man once said: "If ye canny tell Ronnie Ross tae his face yer a smart man"

Shaun McG:
total refute your accusation. I am definately not ARD. It could be you disgusing yourself as a silly scotsman with your drivel. I notice again no name from you Jock
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After much soul searching I have decided to confess- it were me that broke t'window at hotel in hartlepool. I'll give all the lads their tenners when I next see them. Sorry like
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Great debate started by Shaun below with the quotes from the Brisbane Broncos coach. Any player reading this website should read it and learn... or if it is too complicated remember the rule...success is 5% inspiration and 95% perspiration. So when you look in that mirror and see the bulges round your gut instead of your shoulders and chest then its time to start perspiring (that means sweating) on the training field. I look forward to seeing you in the gym this summer.

Champs or chumps - you decide.

David Taylor, Ritchie Gray and John Geoghan were superb. Favourite joke for me was the "f#ck him and give him 50p". Baz won't remember that one of course.

Andy:
Favourite joke from John G - referring to Ritchie Gray - "See you ya big c*** - oh sorry not you Hen!"
Priceless!

canny remember much:
what about uncle Tam 7 the public toilets? when someone comes in for a big sh**e its like a breath of fresh air

Laughed out Loud:
What about the Real Mccoy!

Minto:
second favourite was the one about the guy who had his tadger cut off...the operation cost £10k..but the wife wanted the new kitchen instead [ and what about the 4 Glasgow scientists joke?]

Help ma Boab:
Thank christ you lot remember, I only remember the one about the grey pubic hair in the kebab!!

Bertie:
About 2 hours of excellent speakers and I'm still struggling to remeber the jokes that caused so much hilarity last Friday, I'm so glad Paul Minto has such a brilliant memory for these things - and a pen that worked on the night!!
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Thanks to all who attended the Sportsman's Dinner. We anticipate the profit to be in the region of £2500. The next one is scheduled for April 2007. Comments on Friday night's organisation gratefully accepted so that we can do any necessary "tweaking" to make things even better!

@didnino@boutit:
maybe if you advertised a bit more we could have sold more tikets

annoyed@excuses:
posters in the clubhouse for last 6 weeks, in the local press for the last 3 weeks and on this website for months - what more do you want!!!!!!

Twitcher:
Griff commented that there were no "birds" at the do, what about the one`s doing the work & the one on the stage!!

Big Stuff:
More floral displays please (and less wine)

Horticulturist:
The floral display was last seen on the pavement outside Argyle House!!

don:
Not entirely true - it is at our abode!

Cooncil street sweeper:
It must`ve ended up in Titch`s car along with Big Stuff & Raymond then!!!
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Cant help but rise to comments by a certain few regarding 'lack of commitment to the club' and 'poor turnout' etc. There are some of us who would love to attend ALL events and functions and spend ALL weekend in the club lashing it down our necks with gay abandon. However, we all dont live with mummy, paying £10 digs per week, some of us have large financial and moral commitments to families. Having a night out, or a proper night out takes a bit of planning and is only possible when there is a bit of spare cash. Take a look at most of the pubs, most of the time they are empty, coincidence? Dont think so.We are not alone. Going out for a few beers now is almost a luxury for some of us. But when I do go out,for the said few beers, it will invariably be the club that receives my hard earned vouchers. I thank you.

get@life:
my heart bleeds
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The Annan RFC Dream Team

First name is the dream team as decided by the old foggies of the club. The 2nd name is the dream team as voted by the readers of AnnanRFC.com....

1: J Linton-------J Linton
2: A Render-------J Thomson
3: J Tinning------I Anderson
4: N MacGregor----S Bonner
5: I Gray---------I Gray
6: S Buckley------N Halliday
7: R Currie-------R Currie
8: D Thomson------K White

9: G Oliver-------Kenny Hogg
10: S McGauchie----G Carmichael
11: A Forsyth------M Hollis
12: A Eggleton-----A Eggleton
13: S Williamson---F Peart
14: A Graham-------C Forsyth
15: D Adams--------Dave Fisher

4 matches...
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In Back to the future 3 Sheriff Strickland is seen with his son (Approx 5 years old) this is set in the wild west time of 1885, this very same Strickland jnr grows up to be Marty McFly's principle. Now that makes Strickland 105 years old in 1985 and still going strong calling Mcfly a slacker and such like. Has anyone else noticed this or am I just a nerd?

griff:
dont worry bazz jst watched th triolgy th other nite an noticed it 2 good shout
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xxxx 
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how did annan get on at the kilmarnock sevens 2day?

hoggy:
got beat by ardrossan in the semi

xxxx:
who was the 7? and how many games you win?
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I reckon APD should be applauded for supplying the free entertainer at their table last night. The sharpshooters in the hall were truly tested as only a few of the wet napkin cluster bombs and sliced lemon frisbees hit their target.He must have woken up with a serious headache AND whiplash!!
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Was the 3rd speaker last night any good because I can't remember him? By the way if I say I'm going on red wine again, please talk me out of it as getting carried out by Kenny White & Tam and taken home by my mam isn't good for the street cred'. Cheers Kenny, Tam & Cat for taking care of drunk Bazz. Obliged

Don:
Suggestion for a poll, Angus. "MOST WRECKED" - Bazz, PC or Big Stuff? And did anyone else notice the wonderful colour contrast between Alan Robertson's purple lips and white beard?

Clype:
Have just learned from Lilian that Bazz's "deposits" at the top of the Victoria Hall were "red win ewith lumps!

Gus:
Why - the new poll is up - anyone that needs added - add a comment here or e-mail...I'm guessing Bazz may win this one....

Gus:
Any photos of said night - e-mail to the usual address - and I'll shove them up

db:
Gus - your Dad took masses of photos - does he remember?
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Excellent night at the speakers night last night, great speakers - absolutely hilarious, those suffering a major bout of apathy don't know what they missed! Thanks to all those who had a good debate about the Dream Team, it was interesting to hear your comments - especially about Kev Jones ommission, we'll post the final team on here soon but a copy of the team will be in the clubhouse for you all to discuss! Congratulations to Dave Fisher who correctly predicted all but 6 of the final Dream Team, a bottle of something nice will be on it's way to you! :cool:

Chocolate:
Cracking night, I am sure enjoyed by all. Big Hand to Shaun for all his hard work. Just a shame all the empty seats werent filled and even more much needed money could have been made.
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Result: Online Annan RFC Dream Team

Over 200 votes - here is the AnnanRFC.com - Online Dream team. % is the vote for their position

THE FORWARDS
1: J Linton (57%)
2: J. Thomson (41%)
3: I. Anderson (50%)
4: I. Gray (24%)
5: S. Bonner (17%)
6: N. Halliday (63%)
7: R Currie (37%)
8: K. White (43%)

THE BACKS
9: Kenny Hogg (54%)
10: G. Carmichael (49%)
11: M.Hollis (39%)
12: A. Eggleton (22%)
13: F.Peart: (20%)
14: C.Forsyth (17%)
15: Dave Fisher (59%)

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Would anyone be interested in getting some games of touch going over the summer months? Maybe sunday afternoons?

Ed:
Yep, good idea, I could do with shedding 1 or ideally 2 ounces. When do you want to start?
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When you get what you want in this struggle for self and the world makes you king for a day,then go to the mirror & look at yourself and see what that man has to say.For it isn't your father,your mother your wife,whose judgment of you you must pass,the fellow who's verdit counts most in your life,is the guy staring back in the glass.He's the man you must please,never mind the rest,because he's with you right up to the end.And when you have passed your most difficult tests,when the men in the glass is your friend.You can be like the others &chisel a plum,& think your a wonderful guy,but the man in the mirror says your only a bum if you can't look him straight in the eye.You can fool the whole world,down the pathway of years,& get pats on the backas you pass,but your final reward will be heartache & tears if you've cheated the men in the glass.

barry norman:
very poetic shaun, but i think thats from a film

Wee Jock Poo Plop McPong:
Very profound, or so it appears...it would be desireable, and make more sense,if Shaun could write in proper English and punctuate his postings corectly...

Wee Jock Poo Plop McPong:
Okay, so I can't spell...

Bazz:
Did Michael Jackson not sing a song aboot this very subject?

Shaun McGauchie:
It's actually a poem by Dale Winbrown and features in an autobiography by Wayne Bennet, the Brisbane Bronco's coach who is regarded as one of the world's leading sporting motivators.The peice was written in a hurry due to last minute organising for the sportsmans dinner, so i apologise for the grammer & spelling mistakes. It was aimed at 1st team guys like Griffen,Crowther,Graham Hogg and a host of 2nd team players, to many to mention, who should take a long hard look at their input into the club and the reason for our temporary demise. It was refreshing to see a host of fututre 1st team players helping to serve & put something back before they've even taken anything out. I bet they have no problem looking in the mirror & i bet they enjoyed the experience.

Anthony Robbins Disciple:
Shaun, I agree completely with the sentiment. However, apathy is generally the tertiary stage, mediocrity comes second and is normally accompanied by poor motivation and/or leadership. First of course is enthusiasm!

Apathy is not yet arrived at Annan - lack of leadership and the consequent lack of focus and enthusiasm unfortunately appear to reign.

Is there a player who can lead by example, lead the club and the Firsts to a new dawn of glory on the field?

Do we have a charismatic leader?

Who were the best captains of the past, what did they have that set them apart?

A little work and Smithy could be the man.

We ARE too good for Div 2, the team is young, they will get better (and hopefully bigger!).

Bertie:
It's a bit unfair to criticise the lack of leadership in the club, our captains over the last few years have done a great job and you cant help but notice that the numbers seem to be going down, a lot of our 'old guard' are retiring and our young ones are too brainy to hang around Annan when uni beckons! It doesn't take leadership to tell people to get off their butts and help out a bit off the pitch, people should do it as a matter of course to ensure the club can survive, all we ask is people to support events that have taken a lot of hard work to organise so that they are as successful and profitable as they can be, and to spare a few hours once in a while to help run the club and save us money. We all have extremeley busy lives but a few hours on a bar rota or something once every so often will be a great help and the more people that help, the less work each individual will be expected to do - it's simple and doesn't take a good leader to get you going, just a sense of pride and ownership of this club - whoever you are!!

whatuon@bout:
Bertie,you've put your piece in the wrong section me thinks!

Bertie:
Apologies, just a bit of a wordy response to the Anthony Robins Disciple as I think there is just oo much apathy around, could've went anywhere really!!!

griff:
sorry shaun but as i said to u i cudn't afford to go unlike u wi all ur money. i'll also support the club wen i can, ave bn playing here for about 7 years and will continue till the same age a cash. i can look in th mirror quite easy when i get up in th morning. next time spell my name right too

Shaun McG:
Sorry if your offended Griff but your excuses don't wash with me. I wonder how much a trip to Hartlepool costs & if you were skint then i'm sure Tich would have appreciated some extra bar staff to save having to employ staff which the club can ill afford. Your comment of there being no birds at the function did not go down well with me.Just give the situation more thought in future.

Anthony Robbins Disciple:
Bertie, life is about opportunities and individuals making a choice as to whether they want to achieve, or, whether they don't. A Positive Mental Attitude and a desire to do better can with the right leadership lead to the creation of a team capable of playing above themselves consistently. Once that is achieved it becomes a norm, once it becomes a norm it can be further improved on. Shaun may lack subtlety and positive communication skills, he does however know what he means and he is correct. All should look to the positives in each individual player, work to our individual strengths and develop an indomitable team spirit. Indiviidually we are nothing, together we win.

Griff, nice to think you'll be able to play when you're ages with Cash, the days of playing into your forties and beyond are really over and no doubt Health and Safety legislation will ban it at some stage. Take up smoking instead! It works for Cash!

the follower:
You speak wise words disciple but who is Mr Robbins & come to think of it who is wee jock cause he's a tosser!

Bertie:
There's some very profound stuff on here but I too am at a loss - who is Anthony Robbins! I agree with the things said but I have concerns about the off the pitch things - without off the pitch work such as fund raising etc. we can't afford to play rugby, no matter who is leading on the pitch! Of course I appreciate that success on the pitch creates lots more interest off the pitch as well but I still think it's a bit harsh to criticise the leadership in the club, our captains have done as well as they could be expected to over the last few years with what we have!

Bazz:
Shaun, the trip to Hartlepool cost everyone £50 each, however seeing as we brought home £300 for the clubs coffers I don't think that should be counted against anyone. Especially Griff who scored about 9 tries.

Anthony Robbins Disciple:
Bertie, you miss the point completely. There is no criticism of those who have captained the club. the question is who do we have to lead it now. You don't have to be a great player to be a great motivator and leader. When it comes to game plans, remember they can change. Shaun likes game plans, I don't recall him sticking to them - if an opportunity arises you take it. A team full of automatons will never compete with a team capable of using their heads (and flair). Work, work, work, practice, practice, practice.

You are right in that the off the pitch stuff is important, and yes the players can expect too much and give not a lot in return. I have belief in my club and its players and members. Increase your positivity Bertie, don't shrug your shoulders, rise to the challenges that are out there. We can all either lie down and let shit happen, or we can get up and do it. Choices. which do you choose?

Shaun McG:
Baz, I am not picking on Griff as an individual, i am only stating a point that the players in general need to be seen to support functions organised to keep the club afloat. All the players must now be aware of our financial position and the need to raise not only funds but the spirit of the club by participating in every aspect of the social culture of a rugby club. I would be surprise if todays players could name more than a handful of people they have met from other clubs who's company they enjoyed & who they ahve shared a few beers with. Rugby is about more than playing or winning(although that helps)and it's a shamethat when this generation hang up their boots for the last time they won't have friends all over the country if not the world.No hard feelings Griff, its not a go at you alone & i'll get you your ticket next year so you don't miss all the fun.

Wondering:
So ARD who do you suggest should be captain for next season?

Anthony Robbins Disciple:
Graham Smith

interested:
You may claim to be calm in your inner self but if you think Smithy should be captain you know f**k all about rugby
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I wonder if visitors to this guestbook are aware that on the first second, second minute, third hour of tomorrow May 4 2006 it will be 01:02:03 04/05/06. At 23 minutes past 1 on May 4 2006 it will be 1 2 3 4 5 6. We will have to wait 1,000 years for this to happen again. Obliged

Luke Skywalker:
May the 4th be with you!

Ally:
No we dont. On June 5th 2078 at 12:34 it will be 12345678.

B.Eatit:
Aw aye...it's 2006 and 2078, no bloody biblical times. Ye superstitious fairies.

Ally:
its nothin to do wi superstition its just a random fact like an adult male gorrilla can bench 4000lbs and its the date. ie i would write todays date as 04/05/06 not 04/05/2006 cos the latter is pish.

Bazz:
Looks like the average gorilla can bench just as much as me. However on the more serious point about dates, who gives a flying rats ass!! (thats a flying yats ass for you Belly)

belly!:
cheers baz
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A big thank you to the 18 of you who took the time to complete a Dream Team Competition Entry and the few who paid a pound but didn't enter - we made just under £30 for club funds! It made all the hard work seem so worthwhile to have that much effort from everyone to help keep our club alive! :rolleyes:

Andy:
Strong words Bertie - it does seem a little ridiculous that over 100 people have apparently entered their team free on-line but can't spare £1 to do it for real - a great shame because it was a good idea to settle a debate or two. Are you still planning on announcing the team on Friday night?

Gus:
All the people who entered on-line have been recorder & will be billed accordingly at £1 per entry. Good to see some people have entered more than once,this will help club funds.

Bertie:
In some shape or form, the official Dream Team will be revealed on Friday night at the speakers night together with the winner of the competition who most closely matched the selection panels team! It should raise some intersting discussions! Apologies for the lack of comments being entered on the website, there wasn't really enough to warrant it! One common theme and something which is obviously a serious ommission and will never happen again (hopefully!) was the fact that Smithy was overlooked for the squad! These things happen!!

Bazz:
So was Kev (Peaheed) Jones Berty who probably deserved a place in the squad ahead of the likes of Griff & Eggy.

Shaun McG:
I somewhat agree Baz although Eggie was a decent centre for us but did'nt play that long.
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Annan's 7 lose in final to West Hartlepool at West Hartlepool 7s
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Well done to the colts after there win over Irvine :cool:

AlanR:
Score Annan Colts 25 Irvine Colts 7
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Strathclyde Uni have conceded the points to Annan 2nds in the League so Annan 2nds may be promoted

GB:
Alan, when will we find out if we are promoted?
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Good luck to the Colts today. Lets gets some more silverware.
:monkey2:
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Now's the time to check out your kit and see if its too small,too big or not the right colour.If any of the above is true and its in good condition ( and clean ) then you can donate it to youngsters in Eastern Europe to help them play the game. For details on how to donate contact me.For details on the program go to www.sosirbkitaid.org

PS Thanks to the anonymous returner of the 1st XV no 6 shirt, much appreciated.
Only the No 13 missing now!
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:mad: When orginising functions that involve the provision of food it would be extremely helpful if PLAYERS could signal their intentions as to whether they intend attending the said function. Could ALL players who have not yet purchased their ticket to the SPORTSMANS DINNER on FRIDAY MAY 5TH please let me know immediately if you will grace the rest of us with your presence. The intention is to raise funds so that you can continue to play & keep your fees down!

Carol:
We could also do with a few more helpers to oversee the serving of the food etc. If anyone is willing to help could you please contact me. Players - any member of your family willing to help????

Bertie:
Well said Shaun, we need the support of everyone, not just to keep fees down but to ensure the survival of the club, there seems to be a little too much apathy at times here! Should be a cracking night though if previous speakers nights are anything to go by!
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Random comments here please.

Annan fan no 2:
If swimming is so good for your figure, then explain whales

Bazz:
If Gremlins multiply on contact with water how can they walk through snow?

Wondering:
If you decide that you're indecisive, which one are you?

Bill Poster:
Will you have a cake or a meringue?

Frank N. Stein:
How come a carrot is more orange in colour than an orange?

Radovan Karadzic:
Whilst recently hiding out in a safe house, I started to wonder....
If a tortoise loses its shell is it naked or homeless?

Zeke:
There are a carrot, a pile of pebbles, and a pipe lying together in the middle of a field........?

the wonderer:
'rough as a badger's arse' - who found out?

tis true:
It was recently discovered that research causes cancer in rats.

Andy:
aren't insurance companies taking a bit of a risk giving quotes to people who phone them and just tell the the colour of their car?

fireman Sam:
what's the difference between flammable and infalmmable?

Curious:
They say that girls are made from sugar n spice and all things nice
Well how come they smell of fish?

Pol Pot:
"Home thoughts from Abroad" Clifford T Ward

Big Stuff:
In that 'Lawyers 4 U' advert on TV, the one with the lie detector sort of thing, you know the one I mean, yes that one, how come it goes off when he says "Nice tie". He's walking out the door, he's no longer connected to it - it's put me off TV for life.

white goodman:
How come rap artist Dr. Dre can use the 'n' word on his multi-million selling albums and win a MOBO award, yet when I used it at a recent football match I was asked to leave? Once again, it's one law for
the rich and another for the poor.

the yat:
So HMV consider Andy Williams and Dean Martin to be "easy listening" do they? Try telling that to Belly

barry norman:
In the movie Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves how is it possible to land at Dover in the morning then arrive(via Hadrian's Wall) by foot in Nottingham by nightfall?

The Doc:
In Back to the Future 1 the electric guitar Marty McFly plays at the "Enchantment Under the Sea Dance" is a Gibson ES335 (or 345 or 355). This guitar model debuted between 1957 and 1958 yet he's supposedly playing it in 1955. It would have been more accurate to have him using a Fender Telecaster (1950) or Stratocaster (1954). The Gibson 335 was not made until 1958.

Gizmo:
Staying on the Gremlins theme how can they also drink beer (main ingredient water) and how do they determine what Midnight is. Say a gremlin is eating on a plane and it crosses a time zone, what happens then?

McFly:
My beef is with Back to the Future 2, namely when Doc says that they can't travel from the alternate 1985 to 2015 because it would be an alternate one as well, then how did Biff travel from 1955 after he gave the sports almanac to his young self (which would already make it an alternate 1955, because the events that lead to the alternate 1985 and 2015 have started to take place) to the normal 2015?

Tommy Young:
Why do sub-atomic entities- photons, electrons and such-behave like particles when passed through a diffraction grating with only one slit open, yet exhibit wave properties when both slits are open. Crivvens ah'm bamboozled.

annanite:
Why does the wind blow?

Slardy Farbarst:
I need to return to 1985 to make a couple of slight adjustments. Does anyone have instructions how to build a flux capacitor and will it work on ma wuy fiesta as I no can afford a delorean?

harry:
If you choke a Smurf, what colour does it turn?

Ally:
If Belly went to court would it be called a hearing? Also how do blind people know when they are done wiping?

Brian So Lo:
1 in 5 people in the world are Chinese - if it's not me or my Mum, Dad or my sister - could it be my brother Wung So Lo?

Calum:
Do deaf people have a minutes silence or a minutes noise?

S.Marty Breeks:
It is generally "known" that light waves can travel through a vacuum without the need for a propagative medium. Explain...cause ah'm buggered if ah ken.
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Hi Alan R, can I start building my workshop yet?

Bob T Bilda:
Yep, just make sure that that all the blue, red, yellow and green blocks are cliiped into their corresponding colours and that the pirate ship is fixed onto the roof, beside the superthunder A wing fighter thingy. If you require more materials you can get the construction set from Toys R Oo, in the high st.

haagen daas snr:
Well thanks for that useful bit of info bob, i'll probably need to get hold of a labourer to help mix the compo to keep the coloured bricks together, how about you bob, can you fix it???
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Updates:
Some photos from the U17 Stewartry 7's (see via Annan RFC in Action)

On the Latest News - some photos from the Player Awards

Request:
As has been pointed out - these pages are missing photos from the Bowl win - I have some that I will shove up - but if you have any - please send them to annanrfc@hotmail.com - or pass to Alan

Question:
Thinking about putting up a messageboard as well as this guestbook (will allow better conversations etc and you can register your name etc) if I did - would you use it?

Question:
Since its the end of the season - what other improvements would you like to see on these pages?

Cheers

Gus

Gus:
Photos from the Bowl win in 2003 - now online. Link at top or via the Annan RFC in Action link

Gus
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gunners!!!!!!!!!

Brooksters Millions:
Will be playing Gretna in the Uefa cup next season.
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Can't believe the slagging smithy is getting on this page. By all accounts he has been tremendous this year, and has given his all to the cause. A bit of support for the players please

Shaun McG:
Good to see you standing up for Smithy Bob. He could have even got player of the Year if he had had some COME ON SMITHY chat!!

Broon:
Bob,I'm with both you and Shaun. Smithy has the right attitude and the ability - we could do with more like him.

Bazz:
I don't think Smithy will be too worried, I reckon he'll respect the opinions of Kenny White & Bucks above the worried fan! He probably has to deal with types like worried fan all day phoning up the police to complain about a shifty l