A spectre is haunting Scottish Football


Neepheid says: November 22, 2014 at 8:54 am 6 0 Rate …

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neepheid says:
November 22, 2014 at 8:54 am
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Neep, reading Chris McLaughlin’s tweets, and the responses he got, he seems to have taken a bit of a liberty — inferring that PL meant ‘Rangers’ when he actually said ‘lack of competition’. The resulting misquote is misleading. One man’s misquote soon becomes another’s tabloid headline. Poor show from CM if that’s how he ‘reports’.

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Cygnus X2 says:
December 22, 2014 at 6:57 am
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Anyone attending today’s AGM?

I’m like a kid on Christmas Day this morning.

Not really Cygnus, but wasn’t there a live YouTube feed last year? Will you be tweeting?

PS @essex, H.C. Andersen is the usual way he’s referred to here, but yes, it’s an ‘a’ in Christian, I believe.

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redlichtie says:
December 21, 2014 at 10:20 pm
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Octopus – I’m sure someone will confirm this but was there not some link to Ticketus?

Slightly tenuous but oddly appropriate is that Octopus had someone called Lothar Mental working for them up to 2011. Coincidence? I don’t think so!


Scottish Football has had a pretty good weekend of competitive fitba. Stuff Armageddon for Xmas!

@Red (sounds a bit cowboy-ish), I think Mr Mental is actually ‘Mentel’, but funnily enough misspelled on the site you linked to. At least he’s listed as being Mentel. Someone being a bit mischievous?

PS Would he go Tonto if he found out out he was called ‘Mental’? (another tenuous Western link 😮 )

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woodstein says:
December 21, 2014 at 10:10 pm
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ok i’ll bite

Champion the Wonder Horse (Jim Bannon) TV

Wow! Another long forgotten series. As soon as I read your post I could hear the theme music.

How did we find the time to watch all these Westerns?

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BIG PINKJULY 12, 2016 at 11:21 24 3 Rate This
John Clark
Danish Pastry has indeed been absent of late. I will drop him a note to inform him of your plea…
Godmorgen allesammen. 
I’ve been absent without leave. Mostly following events via twitter (where I tweet far too much about issues not relevant or welcome here 13 ). Hopefully, there’ll be a theme park one day, based around these sagas, with various ‘rides’ (not all free, obviously, tee-hee).
Onwards and upwards.
PM sent to JC.
Danish aka @ArthurStramash

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JOHN CLARKMARCH 16, 2016 at 22:15 69 0 Rate This
Fascinating encounter John. Interesting, too, that he agreed to meet you afterwards. 
Sadly, it appears not only the authorities, but also certain club chairmen have decided to take the path of least resistance. This corruption won’t end well. It’s just a pity not one newspaper will run the story. As mentioned before, it’s like fitba’s All the President’s Men withoot the good MSM media guys. 
Still, I reckon the SFA are worried. And the campaign to promote the liquidation lie and the same-co narrative is costing certain folks a fortune. They’re all on borrowed time and borrowed money. 

Look Back to Look Forward
JOHN CLARKMARCH 16, 2016 at 22:15 69 0 Rate This
Morning all? Birdsong and blue skies in North Zealand today. 
John, I posted a response to your meeting with Regan. I was auto-informed it was ‘spam’ and it wiz flushed doon the virtual cludgie 🙂 Don’t have time to re-write again. But, summa summarum – bravo!

John Clark Meets “The SFA”
Bravo JC for the interview report. Been following reaction to it. Feels as though genuine movement finally being made to bring issues into the wider public domain. JJ is making a fascinating contribution, too, and quite often echoing sentiments expressed here for the past many years. And his sense of fair play and sporting justice is exemplary. Phil is still adding some deeper insights even though he has a momentous 100th anniversary on his mind, and a piece about that in the works. 

Not posting here much myself, but so many others far more capable do that. Keeping up via twitter, etc. 
Godt nyt år and onwards and upwards in 2016 (somewhat belated).

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jimbo 24th December 2015 at 12:15 am
Happy Christmas Eve everyone on here.
Lovely post jimbo. Brought back memories of gazing into Doig’s Toy Shop on Duke Street in the weeks before Christmas — and the gradual appearence of Christmas trees in folks windaes. Certainly cheered up the black tenements and the dreich 1960s East End in winter. Poverty was a way of life for many of us East Enders, so dreams of Doig’s toys usually remained in the window of Doig’s. Still, selection boxes and annuals were braw, and oranges and thrupney bits in yer stocking wurnae too bad either. In those days you got on with it, Christmas wasn’t hyped up as it is now. I expect children facing poverty today, and who experience a ‘modest’ Christmas, probably feel it more deeply than some of us did because of the slick commercialism promoting a form of celebration not all can afford. 

As an exile with Christmas Day on the 24th in the evening, it seems a long way from Duke Street. But your past never leaves you. I think there’s a wee bairn in aw of us still oan Christmas Eve 🙂

Big thanks to all the excellent contributors to this blog in 2015. All the best you and yours this Christmas and onwards and upwards in the new year when it comes. 
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