Bonkers OCNC Thread


RyanGosling says: June 19, 2014 at 11:32 pm 3 22 Rate This I …

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RyanGosling says:
June 19, 2014 at 11:32 pm
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I just wondered if anyone would ever refer to Rangers in an unqualified manner, or if fellow posters always felt the need to provide a distinction when referring to Rangers … I myself don’t, as has been evident many times. I know several posters (Barcabhoy I believe, perhaps Ecobhoy, may well be wrong) have said it is up to Rangers fans how they view their club, and fair play to them for that. As I said, I don’t wish to start the same old debate, just trying to take the temperature of the blog.

It’s a fair question. Most of the posters above have answered your query.

Personally, I find even “TRFC” difficult, because from the start the whole enterprise has been illegitimate — in my eyes, at least. TRFC is too close to the original for my liking. But it is the accepted legal name.

If the liquidation process completes without requesting a formal name change to something other, then TRFC it is. In 5-10 years I expect they will just be “Rangers” again. Perhaps fans of whatever club is playing out of Ibrox will even doff their bunnetts to Craig Whyte & D&P. They have somehow helped create an almost identical clone club, debt-free (well, it was at the time) with more or less the same name, and with most assets intact (so far). A trick worthy of a magician — and all this rubber-stamped by the SFA.

The downside is that fans are now trapped in a same name/same club financial con. In years to come, though, the accommodations and rule bending used to lever the new club in with almost identical name may be a cause for huge regret. The folks running our football have sold the Ibrox faithful short and served them up to a group of dubious characters. But you never know, the distinction in name used by most on here may, one day, be welcomed by Ibrox supporters. If the con becomes unbearable they will at least be able to refer to a place where the same name/same club lie has been exposed. And to paraphrase a biblical quote “the truth could set them free”.

Danish Pastry Also Commented

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It was a fair question from Ryan, it’s probably those of us responding who’ve sent it into the bonkers domain.

PS Since I’m here — yes it is 😆

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IWCYADTTY says: (4)
December 18, 2013 at 11:58 am
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I don’t post here very often, but am an avid reader. There are many posters here who are far more insightful than me.
However, I was just having a wee perusal of the ASA ruling regarding TRFC. Nice to see the SFA provide a definitive answer.:
“the SFA, which confirmed that its definition of a football “club” varied depending on context, and could sometimes refer to an entity separate from the club’s corporate owner”
So the club and company can be one and the same when it suits.

What a shower of cowards. The whole thing is an absolute sham

A concrete example of situations of varying ‘context’ would have been good from the SFA. They get away too easily with posting tripe that goes unquestioned.

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Love the title 😛

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Danish Pastry has indeed been absent of late. I will drop him a note to inform him of your plea…
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I’ve been absent without leave. Mostly following events via twitter (where I tweet far too much about issues not relevant or welcome here 13 ). Hopefully, there’ll be a theme park one day, based around these sagas, with various ‘rides’ (not all free, obviously, tee-hee).
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Happy Christmas Eve everyone on here.
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