KEEP THE FAITH!
Posted on Mar 25th, 2009 by Alan @ 4:06 pm

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No Team GB!
Posted on Mar 24th, 2009 by Alan @ 4:22 pm

The Tartan Specials keep on knocking out belters like this, go to www.tartanspecials.com for more!

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For more information on the risks of a GB team at the 2012 Olympics, go to www.noteamgb.com

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Elliott Smith – Georgia, Georgia
Posted on Oct 25th, 2007 by Alan @ 1:15 pm

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I can’t help but associate this song with the fortunes of the Scotland football team over the last month… and it’s not just the title. The lyrics seem to be written not by Elliott Smith but by a disheartened Scotland fan, and suggest that the only silver lining in our pished cloud is that there is no doubt about the result we need in a few weeks time against Italy at Hampden!

“When you walked out on the savannah shoulder
With your veins all full of beer
Thinking well at least now everything is clear
But oh man
What a plan
Suicide”

But that’s not all… Elliott seemed to have a premonition about our performance in France last month, and how it would only raise our expectations to an unnaturally high level before being shattered by the piss-poor performance in Tbilisi:

“Three weeks ago you were all grace and charm
And now I know it was just a false alarm
Georgia Georgia
I can’t understand your sickness
You have no forgiveness
No attention left to pay
The quiet way you leave
And just forget it all
Just takes my breath away”

Yeah, well, how am I supposed to feel?

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KELTA Belters
Posted on Sep 18th, 2007 by Alan @ 2:16 pm

Kirkcaldy Exiles London Tartan Army’s latest compilation disc is now ready, combining the best of their previous releases (the Famous Victory and Crushing Defeat albums, the Road album, the Anthems album, and the more mellow Late Lounge CD)

This is non-stop Tartan Army bedlam, 19 of the very finest tracks on one disc designed to be handed over to the local beer shop custodian on tour with a request to “stick that on the CD player, s’il vous plait”

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1-0 James McFadden… get it up ye Trezeguet!
Posted on Sep 14th, 2007 by Alan @ 6:24 pm

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Tartan Specials – Heedrum Ho!
Posted on Sep 5th, 2007 by Alan @ 12:00 pm

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The Tartan Specials never fail to disappoint – a group of New York based Scotland fans who’ve made half a bunch of songs over the last few years about the joys of following the national team (including my favourite “Sex & Drugs & Sausage Rolls”)

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Their latest effort, written about our current Euro 2008 qualification campaign, may have a relatively short shelf life but I can see it still being popular long after we’ve lifted the trophy in the Alps next summer… the line “1-0 Gary Caldwell, get it up ye Trezeguet” had me in stitches the first time I heard it…

Caldwell Priceless

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One Day At Wembley
Posted on Sep 4th, 2007 by Alan @ 11:45 am

Jim Baxter

A great wee piece narrated by the enemy of the Tartan Army, Jim Traynor, ripped from the Beeb’s website. I used Skado to capture the audio stream – a superb piece of software that you can get hold of at download.com – it costs 20 dollars but is so simple to use it’s well worth the money to avoid dicking around with freeware. If you want a freeware method of doing this, Audacity is worth a look – I use it to edit audio files (and it’s second to none for that) but I think you can capture streaming audio with it as well.

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Geordie Munro
Posted on Aug 27th, 2007 by Alan @ 10:22 pm

Specially for all you Rovers fans out there!

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