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UpthehoopsJuly 26, 2016 at 07:19 “….We want to be in the …

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upthehoopsJuly 26, 2016 at 07:19
“….We want to be in the Champions League every season..’ ( as quoted in the late Ken Gallacher’s report. Sadly, there are many Ken Gallacher-like journalists around today)
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SDM’s  standing order to the SFA: “….We want to be in the Champions league every season, guys, whether we pay our social taxes or not.Got it?”
SFA:( up-beat) ” You can count on us, Sir David, don’t worry. We can tell porkies to UEFA if we have to .
SMSM ( deeply hurt)  ” Need you ask, Sir David? We, as ever, will see nothing, hear nothing and certainly say nothing even hinting at the truth”
How wonderfully right and proper it was that the whole deceitful hubristic attitude of the arch-cheat should have been so wonderfully punished by the death of RFC.
And what a disgrace it is that the new generation of cheats should thus far at least be getting away with their false claims to be what they are not.

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.. and they wonder why nobody buys papers
neepheidJuly 25, 2016 at 08:20
‘..So Lord Hodge’s intervention just happened to give the parties to the 5WA the time they required to cobble together their transfer of membership solution before the liquidation of RFC closed the door. ‘
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This was the essence of the BIG LIE, of course.The use of words like ‘transfer’ to mislead people into thinking that that somehow legitimated the new club as being a continuation of the old, rather than the granting of membership to a new club ,for the first time!
That deceitful manoeuvre  cuts no ice. The new club was admitted to membership as a new club, and the whole of football knows that to be the case.
And it is an affront to everyone with any intelligence and understanding of ‘Sport’ that a new club should be permitted to lie about its sporting record, and in effect, steal the name and merits of a former club, now in Liquidation.
The SFA know this, and, of course , the 40 other Professional teams (and Queens Park ) know this ,too.
That they choose to live with that deceit makes them of the same scrambled mindset as the IOC: ready to countenance lies and deceit and cheating for fear of losing a few bob or of confronting the liars, deceivers and cheats.
I’ve just heard John Beattie on BBC Radio Scotland ask : if the Russians aren’t banned, have they got away with it?
I ask: is the SFA and CG’s new team to get away with it?
Not without my continued publicly expressed opposition for the remaining years of my  allotted life-span.


.. and they wonder why nobody buys papers
alexander276July 24, 2016 at 17:49
‘….This is a report on the consultation about supporter involvement in clubs. ‘
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I notice that the researcher, Linda Nicholson, seems not to have been very good at ‘researching.’ she has listed a liquidated club as having ‘responded’! (Perhaps she was taught by Professor what’s his name?)
She either clearly does not know that ‘Rangers Football Club’ died,or has simply chosen (or, perhaps, been ‘forced’) to go along with the myth that “The Rangers FC Ltd” founded by Charles Green is one and the same club that Craig Whyte bought from arch-sporting cheat Sir David Murray, and must always be referred to only as ‘Rangers Football Club’ to help perpetuate the myth?
In either case, shoddy work.
See Page 56 of the Report
Annex: List of RespondentsFootball Clubs and Representative BodiesCeltic PLCDunfermline Athletic Football Club LimitedFalkirk Football and Athletic Club LimitedMauchline UnitedRangers Football Club  Scottish Professional Football League LimitedSt Mirren Youth Football Club


.. and they wonder why nobody buys papers
And now the IOC has chickened out of the blanket ban on the establishment-backed sports  cheating of Russia.What sensible athlete would now go to Rio? To risk zika for the sake of honest sport is one thing: to risk it in the cause of any sport run by an organisation that jettisons principle out of fear and/or favour is just lunacy.


Recent Comments by John Clark

It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
My brother and I, auld men now that we are, meet occasionally for a pint or three.
We tend to pay homage to our late dad by visiting one of the pubs he used as a young man afore the war ( he lived in digs near Partick Cross) , or one of the pubs he used when we were kids during his working life at what  used to be Glasgow Corporation Tramways Parkhead depot,  or the pub he used in Tollcross in his retirement days.
So I feel for the patrons of what had been Annie Miller’s pub in Ropework lane.
If and when the new owners of the premises tart it up gaily as a feeder bar for their adjoining sauna, I expect that it will no longer be a ‘Rangers’ pub,a place of shared enjoyment of football memories and celebration of former days of glory.

Like the historic Rangers Football Club, Annie Miller’s is dead. Ceased trading in 2016. No longer exists as a ‘Rangers’ pub, any more than the Rangers Football Club of 1872 exists as a professional football club entitled to a place in Scottish Football.
That’s the reality.
There isn’t even a ‘Scottish Football Pubs Association’ prepared to create and propagate a lie  that ‘Annie Miller’s’ lives on, there have been no white or green knights/knaves rushing in to found ‘continuity Annie Miller’s’, no running-dog SMSM types betraying their avocation by propagating untruths……and.no convicted criminals begging, borrowing and making false promises about good times to come if only other folk will produce the readies…
Annie Miller’s is dead and gone.
Only a lie sustains TRFC Ltd.
And those who drank in Annie Miller’s know that.
And the evil men of the SMSM and the SFA know it, too.
May 2018 see them confounded, and their untruths exposed.


It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
FinlochDecember 30, 2017 at 20:42
‘…Craig took a Corinthian and undisciplined club going nowhere fast, rooted it into a previously ignored community and has achieved some incredible health and social goals deep into that community using football as glue.’
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Beautifully expressed, Finloch.

Football as a glue of ‘community’

Of community trust,

of basic honesty,

of the  Corinthian spirit,

of sporting integrity….

and of all the virtues that the SFA has so spectacularly abandoned, in its determination to insist that Charles Green’s Sevcoscotland is entitled to call itself the Rangers of 1872

That such an incredibly monstrous perversion of truth of any kind, never mind sporting truth, is being, and has been for 5 years, propagated by our Football Governance body and supported by the SMSM is stark evidence of a deep, deep corruption at the heart of our sport, and, worse, at the very essence of our ‘free’ Press.

in this little country of ours.


It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
And since I’m talking to myself while all you guys and gals are snoring your heads off, can I just mention that in the local newspaper this morning there was a piece about school sports.

It seemed to be about the ‘pick’ of the best players.

I didn’t have time today to read the whole thing ( and it’s too late to disturb the household to go looking for the paper!) but it seemed to be related to the use by ‘soccer’ teams of the American  Football  concept of who gets to pick the best player in the ‘draft’.

I have only the haziest understanding of that concept.

But in so far as it might relate to attempts to create genuine ‘sporting’ , on-field, equality of talent, it must have something to recommend it.

Even the Americans realise that in order to make money out of sport,there has to be some concept of genuine ‘sporting competition’

Auldheid reminded us, quite movingly, of the joyous nature of our game as we all experienced it.
We all knew instinctively what was fair, and what wasn’t.
Remember how our street game teams were picked?

The two ‘captains’ tossed for first choice.Whichever won the toss would pick the ‘best’ player. The other guy would pick ‘the second best’ and so on.

And, if it appeared that there was an imbalance ,or if there was an odd number of players, then it would be agreed that a ‘John Clark’ would play the first half for one side to give them the extra man, and the second half for the other side, to try to be fair in the use of that useless lump!

( who, I may say, was actually quite good at lifting the wee ba’ from the street up onto the pavement, one hand on the lamp-post outside the Thomson’s house on Cuthelton Street, and bringing it to the goal at the lorry entrance to the Domestos depot ( formerly Donald Clarke’s steel kind of place, which in 1947 sirened One o’Clock,with the siren they used ‘during the war!’)

And it is these kinds of memories that fuel my contempt
contempt for the cheating bast.rd of a knight of the realm who killed the RFC of my day

contempt for the SFA who, like some referees,not only did not ‘see’ that cheating but went further and assisted in that cheating

And who continue to propagate the lie that the football club that cheated its way to death by Liquidation is somehow the same club as a five year old creation that they themselves have lied into existence.

And as for the the whole lot of the successive boards of either Sevco 5088, Sevcoscotland, The rangers football Club Ltd, RIFC plc  how can they be described otherwise than as  scavengers of carrion? Feeding as they do on the dead flesh of a once proud football club?

It gars me greet…
Quietly and solemnly, into my glass of “Goose IPA, 5.9%, made from hops from Idaho” ( And actually quite surprisingly pleasant, reminiscent of McEwan’s pale ale.


It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
It’s 11.43 pm in Scranton,PA,  and we have just come back from being wined and dined  in tremendously good company in a friends-of-the-son’s home.

I am therefore in a cheerful frame of mind. (Mind you, sitting in the back seat of the car I had one of those A9 moments of absolute fear, when the driver overtook another car on a blind bend, before I realised we were still on a dual carriageway!)….

For one reason or another, it suddenly strikes  me that I don’t actually know ( or remember) when it was that the concept of ‘transfer windows’ was introduced, or why it was introduced.

On the face of it, it’s as much of a restriction of ‘trade’ on ’employers’, as the pre-Bosman situation was on freedom of employment was on ‘workers'(players).

Is there a decently worked out rationale for the concept?


It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
easyJamboDecember 27, 2017 at 17:49
‘..I think that the document will only be a restatement of the resolutions that were approved at the AGM (Resolutions 10 & 11).’
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You’re perfectly right, of course, eJ: it was only the official recording  of the AGM resolutions.

I think I for one (in my general ignorance) tend to think that any plc of which a director has been taken to the Courts( in an unprecedented action by the Takeover Panel) would have every form or document that it submitted to Companies House rigorously examined, cross-checked, double-checked, treble checked ,even, in a way that ,for example, the SFA does not do with documents submitted to it by its trustworthy gentlemen members.

The Takeover Panel has a lot riding on how the Law stands in its approach to the Panel’s need for support in their regulation of rogues in the market-place.

So I tend to look at anything touching on RIFC plc that seems even a wee bit different as something worth exploring.

Largely tongue-in-cheek, of course: -we’re not likely ever to be told anything confidential by CH! But if they say something will appear, and then it doesn’t appear when promised, then it allows one to ask why. Keeps them on their toes!

And we know that when even the gentlemen of our free Press are not above behaving with less than complete honesty when it comes to TRFC Ltd/RIFC plc  there may (God forbid!) exist a ‘protective of companies’ mindset in CH, rather than a ‘get the baddies’ approach.

Who knows?


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