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@ PLGLEN: Mr. Warburton’s pressers often appear to be contradictory. Earlier this …

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@ PLGLEN:

Mr. Warburton’s pressers often appear to be contradictory.

Earlier this week he spoke at length about (to paraphrase) broadening the horizons of young Scottish players by sending them to England/Europe on loan to improve. He appears to have very good connections/networks in England. 

On the very same day, he loaned Tom Walsh (a 20 year old player who has been on the fringes of the first team since 2012) to St. Mirren. Walsh’s horizons have previously been broadened by loans at Dumbarton during Warburton’s tenure & Stenhousemuir.

According to Wikipedia, three Scottish-qualified TRFC players are on loan at Raith Rovers, Livvie & St. Mirren. A Canadian player is on loan in, yep, Canada. 

He appears not to have been asked about the apparent disconnect. Any decent journalist (or even a rotten one!) should have pounced on the chance to pose a ‘But, Mark…’ question. They didn’t appear to do so. 

Scared of losing access to the lovely quiche at Auchenhowie? Baffled by Warburton’s ‘loadings’ BS? Nope, just poor journalism allowing Warburton free rein to waffle.

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.. and they wonder why nobody buys papers
…and they wonder why nobody buys papers???


Perhaps the more discerning football fan can see through the web spun by the likes of Warburton & others:

His latest monologue (young players should move on loan to England or Europe, out of their comfort zone, to improve. Do you think that reflects well on Scottish football & your place within in, Mark?) to the media masses should have encouraged spiky questioning, particularly on the day he loaned a player with first team experience to St. Mirren

Warburton seems blind to the fact that there are thousands of young players looking for first team football, all over the UK & Europe, not just at Ibrox/Murray Park. Well Mark, teams can strip eighteen & utilise fourteen (even if you sometimes don’t/can’t! Pesky five-figure bonuses, eh?). Supply exceeds demand, Mark.

Not just in the ibrox microcosm, but all over…


.. and they wonder why nobody buys papers
I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that the Dubyas are on some variation of the ‘rolling contract’, which simply extends by an agreed amount if both employer & employee are happy. Their three year contracts are still just that, but from 2016. 

Perhaps they’ve managed, due to their relatively low starting salaries, to ensure 36 months’ compensation if sacked?


.. and they wonder why nobody buys papers
I rather enjoyed this Dave King quote in the Daily Record today. I wonder what sort of experience it was for Ashley:

 
King also commented on what it was like to work with Sports Direct boss Ashley in the boardroom.
He said: “It was certainly a unique experience for me to share a boardroom table with a man called before a Parliamentary Committee to explain his company’s business practices and how that company treats those who work in its business.

“It was not a long acquaintance as Mr Ashley suddenly resigned rather than work with me and the others on the Board to resolve the issues facing RRL.

No explanation has been given for Mr Ashley’s resignation.”

 
 


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THAT Debate, and the Beauty of Hindsight
UPTHEHOOPS

MAY 3, 2017 at 07:20        

Just watching a clip from Sky Sports where Davie Provan was asked what would it take for Rangers to close the gap on Celtic. “Hard cash”, was his answer, but no insight as to where it will come from. Just like Walter Smith, Ally McCoist, Willie Henderson etc.

I wonder why people are scared to point out Rangers were never really rich, that they just had a very friendly bank, then adopted very dodgy tax avoidance practices…
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I suspect the only time that any form of Rangers had ‘hard cash’ in the last thirty years was in the immediate aftermath of Chuck’s IPO.

I wonder what happened to it?


THAT Debate, and the Beauty of Hindsight
I noticed a link to this article elsewhere & I think it’s worth sharing:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/26/sports/soccer/cybernetics-cesarean-sections-and-soccers-most-magnificent-mind.html?ref=oembed&_r=0


THAT Debate, and the Beauty of Hindsight
HOMUNCULUS

MAY 1, 2017 at 10:50        
One can often gauge what the current popular view is by reading the scribblings in the daily record. In particular those of Keith Jackson…
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You have to remember that the Monday morning ‘Keich By Keith’ is an ‘opinion’ piece, rather than reportage.

His opinion, going by today’s column, is rather confused.


THAT Debate, and the Beauty of Hindsight
I read Ewen Murray’s report last evening. It’s a decent piece, particularly when compared to BBC Scotland’s on-line match report. However, like many, he’s in denial or ignorance about the songbook. The BTL comments are worth reading as well.


THAT Debate, and the Beauty of Hindsight
Thanks to those who replied to my query of 1704 yesterday.

Without prejudice, I’ll just leave this here.

I’m sure the majority of readers can work out what I mean.


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