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TrisidiumJuly 19, 2016 at 15:42 Adam I think the backlash against Warburton …

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TrisidiumJuly 19, 2016 at 15:42
I think the backlash against Warburton has less to do with any antipathy towards the man himself and more directly concerned with the seer-like status which the MSM have afforded him.
I think that that is an issue on this site, Tris.
Whenever the manager of Rangers offers his opinion on any subject (and he is allowed an opinion), when it is reported in the MSM the default position of posters on this site is to rubbish it. I guess it’s like a yin and yang.

I suspect he isn’t always right and I also suspect it isn’t always newsworthy, but because it is quoted in some form of media there seems to be a reluctance to accept that perhaps, occasionally, he might have a point.

As has been pointed out by previous posters if the manger of A N Other team had said the same thing (East Fife for example – my sincere apologies to East Fife fans, as it was the first team that came to mind) then it would never have been reported and there would have been no comments on this site in respect of it.

Over 30,000 Rangers fans have bought season tickets – that is not an insignificant number of football fans in Scotland.

The fact that only 1 or 2 ever choose to post may be viewed by some as a blessing.

For others it may be viewed as a concern.

Just my opinion, of course, I have no facts to back it up 🙂

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.. and they wonder why nobody buys papers
John ClarkJuly 19, 2016 at 22:57
PLGlenJuly 19, 2016 at 21:59 ‘…. the issue appears to be that the MSM highlight the thoughts and opinions of one manager..’ ________ With great respect, I think the issue is not the fact that Warburton has opinions. He is perfectly entitled to do what you and I do-express an opinion.
I absolutely agree John.

My concern is that his opinion is being presented here as being more than that, just an opinion, therefore in need of rebuttal, simply because the MSM are presenting it. He gets asked questions, answers them, it’s reported in the MSM, then there seems to be a charge to dispute what his opinion is. It’s not his fault he is being quoted in the media.

My point is, I don’t read the newspapers in the morning (or afternoon, or pick them up on the bus/dentists waiting rooms/ etc, as seems to happen with so many that claim ever to buy them), I come on here and read that a Manager of a football club has said something and, without even having to read what he’s said, he’s either got some sort of superiority complex or he’s just talking garbage.

If the gripe is with what newspapers report on, then fair enough, but I tend to only see posts about what rubbish he’s talking simply because of who he is and simply because of who his utterances are being reported by.

.. and they wonder why nobody buys papers
AllyjamboJuly 19, 2016 at 21:50
And the opinions of fans of all but one club are mocked by the media should they dare try to express them, even when those opinions match the law of the land precisely!
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion – even managers of football clubs 🙂

.. and they wonder why nobody buys papers
So, by previous posts, the issue appears to be that the MSM highlight the thoughts and opinions of one manager – I avoid newspapers, so I accept that that is the case. I’d hate to pick one up this week and read the thoughts of any other manager. It’s been 20 years since I did that, mind you.

I would hope that people will evaluate what managers actually say and not jump to the conclusion that what they are saying is only newsworthy simply because of the team they are involved with, rather than them actually having the occasional point.

That was my point.

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From a personal perspective, Saturday was a day of highs and lows for me.
When I was 10, the team I supported (not the team my dad supported, btw) lifted the Scottish Cup – in 2016, when my son was 10, the team he supports (not the team I support, btw) lifted the Scottish Cup.
He felt like I did then. He had a big enough grin on his face!
IMHO, anyone who was on the park (regardless of colours) for the sole purpose of noising up and/or fighting with opposition fans, should be identified and never be allowed in a football stadium again.
I’ve been at my fair share of Senior and Junior games and witnessed a fair bit of bother, but never once did I feel the need to do that, whatever excuses are currently being rolled out.

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Maybe they were banned from the final for the next 14 years – the history books certainly show that they weren’t involved in any.
In the intervening years until Rangers did win their first Scottish Cup the winners were: Queens Park (7 wins), Dumbarton (1 win), Renton (2 wins), Hibernian (1 win), 3rd Lanark (1 win), Heart of Midlothian (1 win), Celtic (1 win).
Apparently the 1883-84 cup was awarded to Queens Park as Vale of Leven withdrew from the match as they couldn’t manage to put a team on the park for the final.
Not sure what punishment was handed to them as they appear to have made the final the next again year.
I note that Dumbarton protested against their 2-1 defeat by Queens Park in 1880-81 – that match was replayed – to no avail as they were still beaten.
It’s a funny old game.

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Big Pink, JC was speaking to the Scottish Football Association about matters which involved a Football Club. I think any reasonable person would assume that he therefore had an interest in football.
I’m not sure how them happening to ask which team he supported is them saying that he is “thereby proving conclusively that he was a Rangers hater” depending on his answer?
It would be unfair to label all Celtic fans as Rangers haters.

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Must say I really enjoyed the Podcast.

Thanks to David Low and BP for doing it.

The sad thing is that it takes 2 guys, who are not Rangers fans, to actually take the time to look at and discuss the issues, sensibly and make a great sounding show from that.

That’s something that Rangers should be taking a lead from.

Not me, obv, as I don’t even have a face for the Podcast 🙂

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Indeed it does.

A quick look at his Twitter account (I presume it is his Twitter account, or someone who certainly looks very much like him) notes that he is somewhat of a Motherwell fan.

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