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I have followed and supported this blog almost from it’s inception and have mostly stayed away from commenting on my emotional feelings on Scottish football as it no longer benefits from me directly in any financial sense, some may say this does not disenfranchise me and I agree to a point but it still hurts that I cannot do so. I see a post offering up the posters ancestry and many others defending their right to celebrate such. I was not born in this country, my parents were not born in this country and I have endured prejudice both religious and racist in nature although this has declined as society has matured.Sport and in our case football has always been about competing fairly against a like minded fellowship and to me this is the central purpose of the blog so oft espoused ,usually in a tempered manner, by our own John Clark. Contributions by Reiver of late have been outstanding as has the understanding of the core issues by Allyjambo. Motored has been and is a valued contributor and without wishing to appear patronising his life experiences may be slightly different to my own. I can accept his frustration with ‘plasticness’ , for heavens sake I imagine it is shared by a great deal of the demographic he aims his barb at but to deny somebody a celebration and love of their history is not the answer. One Scotland many cultures. This is one of the most tolerant and socially aware societies in the world and I am grateful to be allowed to enjoy living here.

On football: it is really annoying just now to see rumours of H and S issue at Ibrox. Either this stadium has been granted a certificate to hold events for the forseeable future or it has not. The accounts are late and again it is frustrating to have no idea of how/where the funding is coming from for the season ahead. I hope Glasgow city council and the SPFL have all their ducks in a row!

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HOMUNCULUSJULY 19, 2016 at 21:38 4 2 Rate This
GUNNERBJULY 19, 2016 at 21:05
I can accept his frustration with ‘plasticness’ …
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Is “plasticness” OK when it is in reference to people who wish to celebrate a certain heritage, but presumably would not be if it was applied to others. I won’t ask if the obvious alliterate comparison would be acceptable. Everyone hopefully knows it wouldn’t.
Or is the idea of “plasticness” OK whoever you are referring to, in your opinion

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Chauvinism in any form is unacceptable and foments anger and distrust . You point out the obvious parallel. My empathy is not exclusive and I believe others of a different persuasion would find common cause. I don’t think this is the forum to joust on such matters but thanks Homunculus for highlighting the error of my ways.


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SANNOFFYMESSSOITIZZDECEMBER 24, 2017 at 05:25
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Rangers chairman Dave King is to appeal against a Court of Session ruling ordering him to make a share offer totalling around £11m.
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Can anybody explain if this is feasible please? EG I always thought one had to ‘seek leave to appeal’ rather than it being an automatic right and further that the appeal must be on a substantive point of law regarding the original decision.


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Thanks SMUGAS. I dont know if I would prefer to be creditor or increased shareholder with regard to this company.It looks from the latest at companies house as though the cards will have to be played shortly. All very interesting.


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I seem to recall a moratorium on anyone ever..ever using the stadium as security for a loan. If/when the `soft loan` is converted to equity then is that not kind of the same thing only more wide reaching in its effect ?


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Congratulations to Hearts and their fans who saved the club. They  deserved a result like this and achieved with youth given a chance. No excuses Celtic were never  allowed to play by a determined,  resolute and at times fluent opposition. 


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Sinclair was fouled in the penalty box. He was pulled back..this is not fair contact in a contact sport it is a deliberate attempt to impede/obstruct prevent the player from scoring. It is true that players today exaggerate the effect of such contact but it doesn`t make that contact legal. It wasn`t shoulder to shoulder or fifty fifty it was a clumsy half retracted attempt to stop the players progress. I felt a touch of sympathy for the referee as he would be criticized either way by the pundits. “Oh..I’ve seen them given”..”He’s missed that one” etc. Once the penalty was given then the red card was inevitable as a goal scoring opportunity was denied by the illegal action of the defender who is getting off far too lightly here. He is no more a professional innocent than Sinclair and the outcome was a diminished spectacle for all viewers.


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