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 Live Updates
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Fri 25 Mar 15:59

Long 🧵

This is my last season doing the live updates.

I made the decision a few months ago; firstly because my hands can’t take the cold anymore and secondly, my migraines have become worse as I’ve got older. I hate letting people down for any reason and my anxiety goes through the roof when it happens.

So.
15 years 😳 (having checked turns out I started in 2007)

~ many mittens
~ baking of cakes
~ supping copious amounts of Coca Cola in bowling and social clubs across Scotland via the fabulous Dunfermline Athletic Supporters Club xx
~ sitting next to the most amazing mix of professional BBC pundits, fellow reporters, local journalists, other clubs’ supporters and staff
~ hanging on to every word oozing from crackling stadium tannoy systems;
~ wangling an inordinate number of “gold dust” teamsheets and the occasional programme;
~ giggling on the away days and greetin on the return journeys;
~ texting my junior executive McCaig’s Tower at the last minute;
~ battering the hell out of the dongle when it’s disconnected for the millionth time in ten minutes.
Ye get the drift.

***Thank You to every single Pars Fan here, there and everywhere
Your kindness, friendliness, hugs, hospitality and amazing knowledge of all things b&w have helped me all these years. I couldn’t have done the updates without you. *** 🖤🤍❤️

It’s been a whirlwind and I’ve enjoyed (nearly) every minute.
I’m very grateful to Brian, and the website as a whole ~ it’s been an absolute privilege to be part of the Updates team.


Friday 29th April is my last game.

Mon the Paaaars!



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 Re: Live Updates
Topic Originator: Rigger Al  
Date:   Fri 25 Mar 16:05

Should be due a testimonial,and entry to hall of fame :):)
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 Re: Live Updates
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Fri 25 Mar 16:15

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Rigger Al, Fri 25 Mar 16:05

Should be due a testimonial,and entry to hall of fame :):)


And a lady`s Rolex.... 🙂



Not your average Sunday League player.
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 Re: Live Updates
Topic Originator: wetherby  
Date:   Fri 25 Mar 16:16

Your updates will be much missed Lorna, particularly by those of us who dont get to as many games as we would like. Even if we are losing a match your colourful description of events often made me laugh. I much preferred your turn of phrase to the very dry, factual reporting of the BBC or even our own official site.

Enjoy your retirement.

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 Re: Live Updates
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Fri 25 Mar 16:34

I love your updates Lorna especially as I don`t get to many games as I don`t drive in the dark you will be sadly missed by many on here .. Nice of yer auld pal G.G. to offer to buy you a Rolex :-) .. Take Care and many thanks for your commitment and some great banter

We are forever shaped by the Children we once were
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 Re: Live Updates
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Fri 25 Mar 17:03

Noooooooooooo!

Big boots to fill there. I`ll really miss all the Buffy-isms but totally understand.
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 Re: Live Updates
Topic Originator: sammer  
Date:   Fri 25 Mar 17:06

When Charlie Dickson left in 1964, Manager Willie Cunningham said it was like losing part of East End Park.

Losing Buffy`s updates feels much the same. Many thanks for allowing faraway fans to imagine themselves back inside the ground every Saturday afternoon. Best wishes for the future.

sammer
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 Re: Live Updates
Topic Originator: Angus_W  
Date:   Fri 25 Mar 17:37

Well played Buffy! Well played……….

Your commentary always bought a smile to my face.

“.........your on mute Jordan” 😀
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 Re: Live Updates
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Fri 25 Mar 17:50

Happy retirement, Buffy. You can shout at the players now !




It's bloody tough being a legend
Ron Atkinson - 1983
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 Re: Live Updates
Topic Originator: usurpar  
Date:   Fri 25 Mar 18:24

Really sorry to hear that Lorna. You have kept us exiles right in touch at matches and you will be sorely missed. I hope your apprentice can take up the reins and keep us up to date. If he/she can do half as well as you have, they’ll do….
Thanks for all your time and effort.

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 Re: Live Updates
Topic Originator: parfection  
Date:   Fri 25 Mar 18:30

Time for some rest and relaxation Lorna. Thanks for all the sterling work you’ve done, it was always done with great humour, great accuracy and, above all, good grace.

Maybe you’ll find time someday to join Joni and me on a Pars walk again. We’d all like that. 👏

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 Re: Live Updates
Topic Originator: Rigger Al  
Date:   Fri 25 Mar 18:45

We should try get a page in the last home game program all about buffy and how a great impact she has especially for us overseas fans ,I for one will miss her reports and one liners
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 Re: Live Updates
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Fri 25 Mar 18:49

What a shame Buffy, it comes to us all, enjoy your retirement!

Gonna sit in the North West?
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 Re: Live Updates
Topic Originator: eastendalloapar  
Date:   Fri 25 Mar 18:51

Sorry to hear this, your live coverage is so much better than the one from the BBC.

matt forsyth
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 Re: Live Updates
Topic Originator: Big T Par  
Date:   Fri 25 Mar 19:03

Enjoy your Saturday`s off Buff

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 Re: Live Updates
Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Fri 25 Mar 21:29

Hall of fame,and well deserved. An absolute gem ,for our comrades, that ,can`t manage matches.And that includes auld duffers like me,a personal thanks.

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 Re: Live Updates
Topic Originator: brian  
Date:   Sat 26 Mar 07:32

Sterling job over the years 👏👏

It`s hard work, frustrating at times when dongles don`t work 🙈

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 Re: Live Updates
Topic Originator: jdafc  
Date:   Sat 26 Mar 07:40

I`d like to add my thanks for your coverage of the games Buffy. I rarely listen to the radio and the tv is not the place for anything DAFC related. Given the choice between the sport website or Buffy`s updates, you win hands down every time. It has got to the stage now that when her indoors (aka the gaffer) looks across on a Saturday afternoon when I`ve laughed at something you`ve said, she`ll ask if it`s `that Buffy lassie` again?
Being up in the Broch isn`t a million miles away and I do get to more games than some far-flung fans, but you have made being an absent fan so much easier than it would have been otherwise.
Thank you Buffy. You will be missed and fondly remembered, because you are truly irreplaceable.

Always a Par

JD

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 Re: Live Updates
Topic Originator: Fethiyespar  
Date:   Sat 26 Mar 07:42

From a very grateful Faraway Fan here in Turkey, a big thank you for all the reports over the years. Enjoy your retirement Buffy.

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 Re: Live Updates
Topic Originator: yorkiepar  
Date:   Sat 26 Mar 07:46

Ah Buffy, truly this is a sad moment. But I expect we all perfectly understand and respect your reasons for giving up. All good things ...... and all that. Saturday afternoons will not be the same without you however.



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 Re: Live Updates
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sat 26 Mar 08:58

Hall of Fame alongside Steaua in the fans’ section.

Thanks for long service etc.
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 Re: Live Updates
Topic Originator: kingseat par  
Date:   Sat 26 Mar 09:09

Sorry to hear that Buffy. Thanks for all your hard work over the years. Hopefully your swan song will be a double celebration, your retirement and the Pars staying up.
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 Re: Live Updates
Topic Originator: Par  
Date:   Sat 26 Mar 09:59

Buffy Whiskey anyone :)

She has done as much for the fans as anyone and I`m sure it would sell out.

People like Buffy are what keeps our club going.


Thanks Buffy for the years of enjoyment

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 Re: Live Updates
Topic Originator: Milos Drizzle  
Date:   Sat 26 Mar 10:12

Thank you for your sterling contribution to the Pars ecosystem over the years, Buffy!

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 Re: Live Updates
Topic Originator: par-ticular  
Date:   Sat 26 Mar 11:48

Can’t get to matches and disappointed when you say your not reporting, looked forward to your reports on a Saturday. Thank you for the pleasure you have given me. You will be sorely missed
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 Re: Live Updates
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Sat 26 Mar 13:49

Buffy, you have been an amazing and largely unheralded Pars asset for so many years. Your commentary has been greatly appreciated by fans far and wide. Others have suggested that you (and Steaua) merit a place in a DAFC fans` Hall of Fame and I would wholeheartedly support that proposal.

I have met you several times over the years and have always enjoyed our wee chats.

As we say down here in Australia, "Goodonya girl..."

Thank you for your dedication to all things Pars, Buffy.

:)

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 Re: Live Updates
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Fri 29 Apr 11:45

Just bumping this up.

I’ll be in Legends prior to the match tonight so if ye fancy a wee blether and a Coca Cola (or something 💪) feel free to join me.

“I want mair than a hug” requests will be considered.

I’d also like to say thank you to all of you and your lovely messages.


And, if we are in the playoffs I won’t be covering them; sorry.

I need some quiet time before I start my new job (alas, it’s no’ Nou Camp - but a solicitors office just up fae the fountain in Cowdenbeath).


Mon the Paaaars!


LochgellyP - naw, it’s the Norrie for me.

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 Re: Live Updates
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Fri 29 Apr 12:09

Will miss your updates Buffy .. I will miss tonights game as I cant drive in the dark anymore and its over an hours drive home .. best of luck in your new job

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 Re: Live Updates
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Fri 29 Apr 13:38

Quote:

brian, Sat 26 Mar 07:32

Sterling job over the years 👏👏

It`s hard work, frustrating at times when dongles don`t work 🙈


I understand your frustration Brian. I am ever so glad my dongle works.

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 Re: Live Updates
Topic Originator: koss  
Date:   Fri 29 Apr 15:29

I`ll will miss the OOFT moments in nearly every update. Take care and enjoy the game without cold hands. Its a braw day for a PARS win. COYP

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 Re: Live Updates
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Fri 29 Apr 15:50

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buffy, Fri 29 Apr 11:45

Just bumping this up.


LochgellyP - naw, it’s the Norrie for me.


See you in Legends!🍷🍺🍾

Hope you`re no working for the Raith supporter up from the Fountain!
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 Re: Live Updates
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Fri 29 Apr 15:57

Thanks for all the updates buffy.
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 Re: Live Updates
Topic Originator: dickandbert  
Date:   Fri 29 Apr 16:28

Well done and thanks for all the updates.
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 Re: Live Updates
Topic Originator: JTH123  
Date:   Fri 29 Apr 18:09

Quote:

PARrot, Fri 29 Apr 13:38

Quote:

brian, Sat 26 Mar 07:32

Sterling job over the years 👏👏

It`s hard work, frustrating at times when dongles don`t work 🙈


I understand your frustration Brian. I am ever so glad my dongle works.


No problems in the dongle dept here. Just don`t get the chance to use it as much these days.
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