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  • Being a Jam Tart surely he couldn't possibly confuse the term hun (used by the catholic Celtic fans to denigrate protestants) as referring only to Rangers fans especially since any time Celtic administer the usual gubbing to his team, the Celtic fans sing 'go home ya huns' at the departing early Hearts support.

    John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting...

  • She could see the look on his face, the defeat, the self-disgust, the realisation that he was finally playing for his team, fighting for his side, wearing the jersey - and getting an absolute trouncing (or gubbing, as they'd say round here).

    Country of the Blind

  • Just so we don't allow the goalposts to be moved (perish the thought), Johnson took over from Brian Ashton, who had a 54.5 per cent success rate, his team were runners-up in the last World Cup and second in that season's Six Nations, the final game of which saw a 33-10 gubbing of Ireland featuring someone called Danny Cipriani.

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  • Central defender Stocklasa, 31, has 86 caps - his international debut was a 9-1 gubbing against Germany.

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  • Andy says: I never got my cash back after a 6-0 gubbing at the Baseball Ground and to be frank I wouldn't want it.

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  • Reynolds held his hands up to defensive howlers in a nightmare second half that left Jim Gannon's men on the wrong end of a gubbing.

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  • Ah, a heavy defeat! And it rhymes with drubbing.

    June 2, 2015

  • gubbing (noun) - a heavy defeat...

    BBC News Magazine (5 July 2014): Readers' 48 words for defeat

    June 2, 2015

  • Bookmakers don’t like players who regularly win.....To counter this, regular winners might find that their bet size is restricted, in some cases to ridiculously small stakes – this being known as ‘gubbing’ within the industry.

    HIGH-TECH GAMBLING

    June 2, 2015