An Honest Game? Convince Us.

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Redetin says: April 2, 2014 at 1:48 pm Agreed, Madbhoy. But what …

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redetin says:

April 2, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Agreed, Madbhoy. But what was “it” that did or didn’t happen that had Chick Young squawking like a craw on the radio, but that no one that was in the stand observed.

(And I’ll admit I participated in the past in some chants at a certain Mr Souness at Pittodrie.)

I remember thinking at the time (based on NL’s own account) that this was much to do about nothing and was down to a couple of drunks getting carried away.

The media choose what they want to report for their own agendas, they report that NL leaves the game early because of the abuse and he left at the normal time for those sort of games, shortly before it finishes. Yet they choose to ignore the “real” abuse that he has been receiving for a number of years.

Aberdeen were an easy target and a distraction in my opinion.

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upthehoops says:

April 5, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Rules were broken to accommodate the Rangers newco so they should be broken for Hearts as well in that case.


I disagree.

“He got away with murder so why shouldn’t my client?”

As my mum used to say (and she was never wrong), “2 wrongs don’t make a right”.

An Honest Game? Convince Us.
For those concerned about Griffiths receiving a fine from his Club for singing a song about Hearts, this was not the case. The Club (along with many others) have rules regarding what you can and cannot do in your spare time, these rules are there due to, but not limited to a mixture of SFA/SPFL guidelines, the law, Insurance and club reputation.

For instance, he cannot have a kick about in the park with the local boys on a Sunday morning, he should not drink excessive amounts of alcohol at specific times and he must report to training or other club events at the time and location stated.

For sure, Griffiths was fined, but not for singing a Hibs song as a Hibs fan.

An Honest Game? Convince Us.
Campbellsmoney says:
April 3, 2014 at 4:13 pm
4 thumbsdown for my query? really!!! – it was a serious question – it was not a joke or a jibe or a dig.


The question was fine, I would however give you a TD just for showing an interest in your own TD’s!

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Time for Scots Government to Take Bull by the Horns
With last night’s result and news that The Rangers are paying out more more on another new signing today, we have to question the finances over at Ibrox.

Let us be clear here, last night’s result could happen to any of our teams competing in European competition this or the next years, In fact, we have seen this many times just over the last years. All this crap about being beaten by a ‘bunch of nobodies’ or a ‘team no better than my local pub team’, any team can beat any team on any given day, that is, or at least, that should be football and sport in general. I am always nervous when going into Europe and I will be the same next week, no matter the team, stick 10 men behind the ball and wait for a freak breakaway in the second half of the game is a tactic (quite rightly) used by smaller teams since the invention of the sport.

The real problem in my opinion is that some teams are spending based on future earnings that are not guaranteed. It is ok to speculate based on your attendance figures, based on sponsorship and other incomes that also fluctuate but are at least pretty predictable over a season, we should not however, budget based on qualifying for a specific tournament. When they do not qualify for that tournament, it create issues that can lead to the club finding other ways to cover that shortfall, and in some cases, adopting practices that would be deemed as unfair. This is exaggerated when competing in Europe as the sums involved are pretty substantial.

This is not new, David Murray did it, Craig White did it (even trying to buy someone while in Admin), Charles Green did it, and now the current crop of custodians of the Ibrox club are doing it.

We have rules that govern the sport, they are there to ensure both teams play only with 11 players each, that only the goalie is allowed to touch the ball with hands, to ensure that only players who are eligible to play for that team are on the team-sheet for that specific game, to ensure that players or teams are not disadvantaged by persistent or aggressive fouling or when the ball goes out of play that the game is stopped.

These are basic, universal rules invented to ensure fair play on the pitch, every organization plays by these rules, even if some have different perceptions of what is meant by aggressive.

However, some go further, some organizations adopt strict rules to ensure the clubs and leagues are financially sound, that no individual team can do what they want to buy success, legally or illegally.

So the real question is: Why are Scottish clubs (via The SFA) resisting this?

THAT Debate, and the Beauty of Hindsight
upthehoopsApril 3, 2017 at 07:25

Take the blinkers off UTH, it was not a post about politics. It was an attempt at humour because the headline has the term ‘GERS’, nothing to do with The Rangers but is very relevant taken in the context of this whole charade.
I never even read the story, I just saw the headline on ‘Newsnow’ and thought “Wow, a game changer”, until I saw what it was really about.
For record, I saved the screenshot as a picture so there would be no automatic link to the political story.

THAT Debate, and the Beauty of Hindsight
We have all been waiting for this acknowledgement for years….. The best ones are usually the ones that you cannot make up 10

History, Neighbours and Made Up News
September 30, 2016 at 17:28
Looks like DJ is on message: extracted from his ‘ESJ’ column today, with my highlighting;
“…The fans have stuck by the manager and the team through bad runs before and they have enjoyed most of the football that has been on show in the last couple of years. But that goodwill only lasts so long and they need victories now.
I do think it is a must win on Saturday, not just for Mark
Ironically, this comes only days after the same man told everyone on air that Chris Sutton was ridiculous to state that Mark Warburton must win the next two games or his jacket is on a shoogly peg. It’s hard to defend the guy sometimes, as likeable as he might be….

History, Neighbours and Made Up News
jimboAugust 28, 2016 at 06:52 
And we would have two of the best clubs in Scotland back up (HIBS, Dundee Utd.)


Why the need to identify the clubs? if they were recognised as two of the best then everyone would know what you are talking about. I think this goes to the heart of the issue within Scottish Football, the people who run the game believe it can only succeed if we have certain teams.
Both teams are not currently two of the best or they would be in the top league, in fact, one of them is already falling behind early in the season and could struggle to get out of there in the next few years. I would agree they are definitely two of the best in a 20 team top league setup but not sure that is what you meant, I think that means they deserve to be in a higher league and I disagree with that.
I would have said, “two of the biggest clubs”, simply because I believe they are, no matter which league they currently ply their trade within. I base that purely on the number of supporters, of course you could look at many other factors like history or potential to win competitions. I think most people would state without fear of contradiction that Aberdeen, Celtic, Dundee Utd, Hearts, Hibernian & Rangers are the biggest clubs in Scotland. But are they the best?
I would say, No!
I would also love to have those 2 teams back in the same league as Celtic, but only if they earn the right through winning games. In saying that, I would also like to see a bigger league with only 2 games against the same teams.

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