Scottish football meet-ups?

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Hi Football Fans!

This is a long shot, but are there any other Scottish Football Fans out there in the Frankfurt area up for regular Saturday and Sunday afternoon football meet ups? There are various Irish Bars screening Rangers and Celtic games every weekend so who's up for it?

Cheers

Paul

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I'm a bit of a fitba fan but don't give a toss for the crooked SPL.

Would have liked someone to watch the national team games with last week though :(

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'Crooked SPL" lol, You must be a Celtic fan then :P

Might be a while before the next international game but there is a good wee crowd of us that meet up to suffer Scotland games so will post details for next time. Rio here we come!

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I am (or at least was) a Celtic fan but I've lived over here for 7 years and generally only watch the EPL games as I must admit the SPL is a load of old p!sh to watch. I would love to hook up with some potential beer buddies and watch football. I work in a bank with only German colleagues and not one of them has any interest in football, so I'm a little starved of shouting alone at the TV when the footy is on. Saying that my (German) wife watched the Germany vs Holland game with me the other night and that was the best game of football I've seen in years. So back to the point in hand, I'm a Scot and would be more than happy to hook up for the footy of a weekend.

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Hey I know this topic is a bit old, but I'm from Scotland, living near Frankfurt, and I'd be well up for seeing any Scottish/Brittish or even German football! If anyone is still around, give me a shout and we could arrange something.

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I’m Scottish and would be more than happy to hook up for said watching of the football..! I was in O’Rylies last week watching the Man U game and spoke to a Scottish guy who works there who said that they (a couple of Scottish guys) meet up on a regular basis for this very thing. I said I would join the next one and I can let you know as well.

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Aye that would be really cool. My own club (Inverness) is in action tonight but I doubt they have much of a following out here!

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My (Scottish, Chuckter) colleague/friend is over from our London office next week and no doubt we'll be out for a few beers, so your more than welcome to join us. Are you from Inverness...? I have a couple of mates from Dingwall and Muir of Ord...! Where men are men and sheep are nervous...!

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Aye that would be really cool. My own club (Inverness) is in action tonight but I doubt they have much of a following out here!

Might have been in extra time - but well done! I bet a few 'tic fans, myself included, are not too chuffed at the thought of a trip to Caley. Only good thing about THAT result in 2000 was it hastened the departure of John Barnes.

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John Barnes...! ha ha, I forgot about him...! man that was some dark times. If I remember it was his first management job and King Kenny put him forward for it.

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My (Scottish, Chuckter) colleague/friend is over from our London office

Chuckter - Tcheuchter, surely. Probably from Gaelic 'Deoch' meaning 'Drink' with the suffix 'adair' to give us 'Deochadair' - A Drinker. As in a wee deoch-an-doruis. A drink at the door, a farewell drink.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CPqFuBiwV4

The Portree Kid

lyrics by JW Hill, tune = Ghost Riders of the Sky

A man cam' riding oot the west one wild and stormy day.

He was tail, quiet and hungry, his eyes were smoky grey.

He was lean across the hurdies, but his shooders they were big.

The terror o' the hielan' glens that was the ‘Portree Kid’.

Chorus: Heedrum ho, heedrum hey… The tcheuchter that cam' frae Skye.

His sidekick was an orra man, and oh, but he was mean.

He was ca'ad the ‘Midnight Ploughboy’, and he cam' frae Aberdeen.

He had twenty seven notches on his crommach so they say.

And he killed a million Indians, way up in Stornoway.

Chorus: Heedrum ho, heedrum hey… The tcheuchter that cam' frae Skye.

Portree booted in the door, he sauntered tae the bar.

He poured a shot o' Crabbies, he shouted “Slainte mhath!”

While Midnight was being chatted up by a bar room girl called Pam,

Who said “Well howdy stranger. Wad' ye buy us a baby sham?”

Now over in the corner sat three men frae Auchtertool.

They were playing games for money, in a snakes and ladder school.

The fourth man was a southerner who'd come up frae Macmerry.

He'd been a river gambler on the Ballachulish Ferry.

Chorus: Heedrum ho, heedrum hey… The tcheuchter that cam' frae Skye.

Portree walked tae the table and he shouted “Shake me in!”

He shoogled on the eggcup, he gave the dice a spin.

He threw seven sixes in a row and the game was nearly done,

But then he landed on a snake, and finished on square one.

Chorus: Heedrum ho, heedrum hey… The tcheuchter that cam' frae Skye.

The game was nearly over and Portree was doing fine.

He'd landed on a ladder, he was up to forty nine.

He only had but one to go and the other man was beat,

But the gambler couped the board over, and shouted “You're a cheat!”

Chorus: Heedrum ho, heedrum hey… The tcheuchter that cam' frae Skye.

Men dived behind the rubber plants, to try and save their skins.

The accordionist stopped playing, his sidekick dropped his spoons.

He says “I think its funny, you've been up that ladder twice,

And ye always dunt the table, when I go tae throw my dice!”

Chorus: Heedrum ho, heedrum hey… The tcheuchter that cam' frae Skye.

The gambler drew his sgian dubh, as fast as lightning speed.

Portree grabbed a screwtop, he cracked him o'er the heid.

Then he gave him laldie, wi' a salmon off the wall.

And he finished off the business wi' his lucky grouse foot's claw.

Chorus: Heedrum ho, heedrum hey… The tcheuchter that cam' frae Skye.

Portree walked up tae the bar, he says “I'll hae a half”.

And d'ye like the way I stuck it on that wee Macmerry nyaff?”

But the Southerner crept up behind his features wracked wi' pain,

And he gobbed him wi' an ashtray, made oot o' a curlin’ stane.

Chorus: Heedrum ho, heedrum hey… The tcheuchter that cam' frae Skye.

The fight went raging on all night till opening time next day.

Wi' a break for soup and stovies aff a coronation tray.

It was getting kind o' obvious. that neither man would win,

When came the shout that stopped it all: “There's a bus trip coming in!”

Chorus: Heedrum ho, heedrum hey… The tcheuchter that cam' frae Skye.

They sing this song in Galashiels and up by Peterheid,

Way down o'er the border an’ across the Rio Tweed,

About what became o’ Portree, Midnight, and the Gambling Man.

They opened up a gift shop - selling fresh air in a can.

Chorus: Heedrum ho, heedrum hey… The tcheuchter that cam' frae Skye.

P.S. Love to come to a meet, but FFM is a little too far.

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I really didn't make any effort with my google search on this word, so thanks for the correct spelling.

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supercaleygoballisticcelticareatrocious

as for "tcheuchter", I'm not even sure of the right spelling... I've seen teuchter, choochter, chuckter...

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Slightly off topic but 6 nations coming up soon as well and as a Scot, it would be a shame not to see at least one of the games (preferably us humping the English) on a big screen. I watch BBC via VPN at home but with a 2 yr old and a 2 week old children, a bit unfair to inflict all swearing on the family!

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I bought one of those FreeSat Boxes and see all the free to air British channels (including HD) over my Sat dish. You can pick one of these boxes up without the PVR for less than 100 bucks and another 50 for a dish...! good times...!

The problem is when my wife is trying to explain to my two daughters that Daddy's not mad when he's shouting at the TV when the footy is on. So I feel your pain brother.

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Wow, started this thread then forgot all about it!

I know the Scottish guy in O'Rielly's, and he's right, there is a bunch of us! Need to go and get ready for work but will try and arrange a few beers around a footy game in the near future.

If anyone is from the Bad Homburg area head down to the Irish Bar at the Rathaus tonight for the Scotland v England game, I'll be the tired looking one pulling the pints!

Cheers...mon the Scotland!

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Largs Thistle for the Cup!

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Hi lads,

I'll be in Darmstadt for 6-12 months and watched the rugby today in the Crossroads.

How are the meet ups going?

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Rangers turned out to be innocent...who woulda funk it!

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Hi Guys,

am a fitba fan myself, albeit I have to support international teams, as being Danish does not help a lot in terms of high quality... Married to a Scottish las brings similar pain he he

But I do have an offer to you Scots. Have a look at this other thread: Burns Supper - Celebration of The Bard's birthday

Best,

Bent

(yes, my wife did find my name funny when we first met...)

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