A Roman God, a New Year, a Paycheque a Sports Jacket and that thing called football!

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Mr.McConville has posted a thought-provoking piece on the LNS inquiry. He …

Comment on A Roman God, a New Year, a Paycheque a Sports Jacket and that thing called football! by StevieBC.

Mr.McConville has posted a thought-provoking piece on the LNS inquiry.

He predicts a ‘guilty’ verdict – yet no title stripping.

… his reasoning seems depressingly plausible… 🙄

Up until now, my simple thinking was that a ‘guilty’ verdict, by default, would result in title stripping as the starting point.

http://scotslawthoughts.wordpress.com/2013/01/18/why-the-nimmo-smith-commission-will-not-strip-rangers-fc-of-titles/#more-2886

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A Roman God, a New Year, a Paycheque a Sports Jacket and that thing called football!
neepheid says:
Friday, January 18, 2013 at 21:35

StevieBC says:
Friday, January 18, 2013 at 20:53
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What I fail to see is how the authorities can allow the results of games where players with dual contracts were fielded, to stand. I thought a 3 point deduction in such circumstances was automatic? Isn’t that how every previous case has been dealt with? …
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Yes, that is my thinking too.

But where there could be uncertainty is where the authorities simply choose to disregard precedent, and make it up as they go along – as we have seen wrt The Rangers membership ‘transfer’ and being slotted into SFL3.

A fine would not be commensurate with the level of rule breaking – and it could also harden negative opinions across the rest of Scottish football wrt to trust and the SFA/SPL/TRFC .


A Roman God, a New Year, a Paycheque a Sports Jacket and that thing called football!
Have TSFM mods retreated with tin hats on, into Ogilvie’s bunker ?! [only joking]

I had a couple of posts deleted recently for fairly tame reasons, and whilst mildly surprised I accepted the reasons communicated by TSFM.

For me, first and foremost the TSFM mods are volunteering their time for free.

And typically, as most of us probably know from our own experiences, when you do something ‘voluntarily’ you seldom get any thanks, and sometimes you even start to regret helping out in the first place !

So I am grateful to have this site to interact and learn from others.

Of course TSFM is not perfect, but it is still an awful lot better than most, IMHO.


A Roman God, a New Year, a Paycheque a Sports Jacket and that thing called football!
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nowoldandgrumpy says:
Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 22:17

Could the threat of legal action by RFF, probably using Charlie’s lawyers, be a way of Charlie avoiding taking legal action against the SFA and the consequences that should arise because of that.
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I don’t see how RFFF can have the authority to directly raise ‘any action’ whatsoever on behalf of RFC(IL)/TRFC. It’s just a supporters’ group.

But they could fund Charlie, again.

Or is this just sabre-rattling: SPL don’t do anything stupid or it will cost you in legal fees ?

A civilised prelude to the outright threats/intimidation yet to come perhaps ?


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It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
Just a wild idea…

But, what if King declared himself bankrupt?
[Well in a court recently, he did claim he was ‘penniless’].

Of course anyone who knows of the glib and shameless one would assume King would have assets hidden, or in his wife’s name – a la wee Bazza?

Would bankruptcy effectively kill off the TOP sanctions?

At this point it seems that King’s reputation is ruined in Scotland – and with the bears and even with the SMSM?

King’s time is up playing charades as ‘the Rangers saviour’, and he must – you would think – be thinking about preserving his remaining wealth as he approaches retirement…?  09


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Mibbees after 20 years of failure, the national team and the SFA don’t deserve a dedicated, national stadium?

And Hampden is simply not worth keeping as a football venue for mainly sentimental reasons, IMO.


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CO, I think Phil’s scoop about the manner of Nicholl’s appointment deserves a: Wow Just Wow!
It displays how dysfunctional the management structure at Ibrox has become, and you would think, it is a massive red flag.
[Apart from having no cash.]

I also have my fingers and toes crossed that in 2018 my £20 bet on TRFC finishes bottom 6 comes in – with the help of an Admin. event.

[Thanks to fellow Bampots for the tip: interestingly Sky wouldn’t accept a £50 bet for a 150/1 long shot…]


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All the best for 2018 Bampots!

And just have to add this headline from the esteemed DR, so it must be true;

“Bluenoses out of joint as Rangers pub to be turned into gay sauna’s bar”

Couldn’t possibly comment on the article…but a couple of sentences did jump out as sounding familiar;

“…Annie Millers was one of Glasgow’s most hardcore Rangers haunts and it was a real shock for a lot of fans when it closed last year.
A lot of drinkers were hoping that someone might rescue the pub so it could reopen as it was before. This definitely won’t happen now…

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Guessing it’s quiet as the Bampots have been out watching the footy…or getting dragged around the shops by their better half for the sales ?!

Wife told me last night about the Dembele ‘sale’.
Immediate reaction was that it was nonsense from the SMSM.

There ‘could’ be some truth in it: e.g. an off-the-record tip from either CFC or Dembele’s agent, perhaps to simply instigate a bidding war ?

But, my initial reaction to any big story is to always doubt the SMSM’s veracity: the lamb munchers were exposed a long time ago…and it’s a surprise that the DR in particular is still on sale in hard copy format. 

If he is sold for X millions, how will the SMSM / Level42 spin that as ‘bad news’ for CFC…and bad for Scottish football ?  22


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