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Any Glasgow Hubber?

  1. chinweike profile image68
    chinweikeposted 7 years ago

    I just moved to Glasgow for a postgraduate programme in Accounting and would like to know if any hubber lives in glasgow.

    Cheers!

    1. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Not now but I lived in Glasgow for many years. In fact I drove a black hack there for 20 odd years too. Still got family there. I'll likely be passing through there next week in fact. Good luck living in the 'Friendly City'! Ps JimmytheJock doesn't live far away smile

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      ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No I don't, thank goodness!

      Nothing against Glasweigens, but I would be far too wary about walking into the wrong pub. A simple discussion about football in Glasgow turns into something far too deep for me.

      I would live in Edinburgh though, even the chavs are posh there!

      1. IzzyM profile image89
        IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Have you ever been in Glasgow, Ryan?
        That's a sweeping statement about a whole city when in actual fact very few pubs are like this. Most ban football colors to avoid issues, and at the end of the day the problems in Glasgow stem more from sectarianism than they do from football.
        Chinweike, you'll be fine. You'll be with the students I imagine and all the studenty type bars and city centre bars are fine smile

        1. profile image0
          ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Yes I have been to Glasgow, several times.

          Where I have met some of the worlds nicest people and some of the worlds most dangerous smile

          My dad is a Celtic fan, as his Glasweigen uncle used to take him to Celtic games quite often.

          And yes, I was referring to sectarianism. Having been to both Celtic Park and Ibrox, and sat with both Celtic and Rangers fans, the whole subject sickens me - and admittedly it does really put me off Glasgow as a city. Both of the clubs, both as bad as each other.

          Although I am aware that both clubs have taken big steps to tackle the problems. And yes, I am sure that he will be fine; but I really enjoy my football - and I just don't think that I would enjoy it as much in Glasgow smile

          I like the city, but its the only city in the world where I would struggle to enjoy the live football.

          ps. I bet its the whole Glasgow v Edinburgh rivalry that has stirred you up really tongue  For what its worth, I think that the largest city should be the capital of any country wink

          1. IzzyM profile image89
            IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            LOL we used to say the difference between Glasgow and Edinburgh is in Glasgow you'll be asked if you'd like a cup of tea, while in Edinburgh you'll be told "You'll have had your tea"! They have the reputation for being miserly through there!

            I can only think of only 4 or 5 pubs in Glasgow that are heavily sectarian and best avoided.

            Unfortunately alcohol, dimwittedness and ingrained bigotry do made some people dangerous, but they are normally stupid enough to also wear their team colours in public so you can spot them coming.
            Chinweike, if anyone asks you what team you support, say "Partick Thistle" and you'll have no problems - you might get laughed at but you won't get problems smile

  2. chinweike profile image68
    chinweikeposted 7 years ago

    Yeah, Glaswegians tend to react rather too seriuos on football matters. I almost got myself into trouble last week when i publicly announced the footbal club that i support.

    Apart from that inccidence, i have been enjoying my stay here. At least for this three weeks i have spent here.

    1. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What uni are you attending?

  3. chinweike profile image68
    chinweikeposted 7 years ago

    Partick Thistle? OK! Noted. Thank goodness that i applied wisdom and disappeared from the scene of the 'arguement'

  4. chinweike profile image68
    chinweikeposted 7 years ago

    University of Glasgow.
    Doing My Postgraduate Study in Accounting and Finance

    1. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hey well done! Sounds like you have a great career ahead of you smile

      1. chinweike profile image68
        chinweikeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks. I really want to contribute my little quota to the profession and retire to the classroom

  5. alternate poet profile image65
    alternate poetposted 7 years ago

    Glasgow is an interesting city, and the people are lovely.  Some of the best times I had there were when the Gorbals were a dangerous exciting place for a really good night out - but that area has been dulled down to nothing and the people all moved to other areas.

    I think you are a christian Chinweike - be careful they have two brands in Glasgow and they each have their football team - which is why the team you support denotes your brand of christianity. Tell them you are Church of Turkey, some of them may still remember that brand which is welcome in any pub big_smile

    1. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The Gorbals has been rebuilt. It is full of luxury penthouses and parklands now, I kid you not. They also home a large gay community because it is just over the bridge from the part of town that hosts a high number of gay bars (Bennets and the like - just up from the Trongate).
      If anyone asks your religion it is far better to tell them to mind their own business. That way they are forced to either confront the issue or back down. If they become confrontational, rest assured that if you had given them the wrong answer it would have been worse.

      1. alternate poet profile image65
        alternate poetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I have had many really good full on confrontational rows in Glasgow, the emotion and posturing goes way up the scale - but rarely descends to actual violence I found smile  I lived on the Isle of Bute for a couple of years and spent a lot of time in Glasgow where my brother and his vast family live.  If we could have afforded the extortionate taxi rates in Glasgow you might even have got to give us a ride big_smile

        1. IzzyM profile image89
          IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Hey I'll have you know that Glasgow taxi fares are the cheapest for any city in the whole of Europe!
          Well they were...can't really speak for the last 10 years or so since I've been abroad.

          1. chinweike profile image68
            chinweikeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            They are actually cheap especially one particular company that i have thier number.

            1. IzzyM profile image89
              IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              If they are not black hacks they are not taxis. I sincerely hope you are not using the city's shady private hire trade. Their companies are run by gangsters who launder their drug money through cash businesses like private hire and ice cream vans. Their bosses (not the drivers) are just scum and I wouldn't want to think any of my money was helping to clean theirs.

              1. chinweike profile image68
                chinweikeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Really? Thank God i followed my instinct and refuse to use one of them the first day i went city center before getting my bus pass.

                Thanks for this first hand information.

  6. chinweike profile image68
    chinweikeposted 7 years ago

    Church of Turkey? How? Explain more.

    1. alternate poet profile image65
      alternate poetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting - I am going to put up a post to see if anyone else remembers the Church of Turkey - a denomination I still actively support.

  7. chinweike profile image68
    chinweikeposted 7 years ago

    I try as much as possible to avoid any religious talk. It can breed problems when you don't bargain for them.

 
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