Comment on Comment Moderation Thread by Resin_lab_dog.
tcup 2012 says:
March 12, 2015 at 12:26 am
Oh well here we go posts deleted again
So much for freedom of speech
We don’t have that tcup.
It discourages the TRFC fan minority.
Affirmative action and all that.
Which I can live with, even though it dents our legitimacy w.r.t. equality.
And to be fair, they are pretty open about it.
And while it dimishes our freedoms (boo!… a bad thing. Against the spirit of us who contribute), it also progresses our inclusiveness (yay!… a good thinhg that affirms the spirit of those who contribute).
I see it as a well intentioned move to try and stop us succumbing to the natural propensity of becoming a self affirming clique. (You may now laugh!… but that is to underestimate the level of success achieved.)
There is no affirmative action RLD, so how can we be “open” about it?. There is good manners which needs to apply from and to the fans of ALL clubs and the clubs themselves.
The opposite of affirmative action in fact.
And It also means we are able to avoid being hijacked by trolls.
On the basis of the assumption that you aren’t one, do not worry that you have been tarred with that monniker by some.
On a good night after a beer or 7, I have no doubt fallen into that spiked pit ( I will not use the word ‘bear trap’ because of the pejorative nature) myself on many occasion.
But basically the message is this.
If you are a genuine and well intentioned supporter of any club, you will be welcomed hereabouts, so long as you abide by normal standard of decency. (A good rule of thumb is if you ‘jar’ someone, try and make it funny to the person you are ‘jarring’ as well as everyone else, or else try to refrain from insults, and deal in verifiable facts.
Its a rule of thumb that I have doubtless transgressed myself on many occasions, so don’t bridle at summary judgements too soon.
This does not mean you can’t upset people here.
Disagreements can be healthy.
We are not boys scouts.
And people in positions of responsibility deserve to be held to account.
A hard truth over an easy lie, any day.
Honesty and respect are the entrance criteria, I would say.
The fact that not all of your contributions were obliterated means that the opinion is you may be on the level, in which case, your contribution and perspective will be immensely valued.
If you are a stirrer you will be dealt with by the processes our clever moderaters have developed.
Whereas if you are a genuine seeker of engagement, you are in good company, pull up a seat. The floor is yours.
As an open question…
What is your take on Campbell Ogilvie’s position at the SFA with regard to the whole Rangers car crash?
Comment Moderation Thread
February 8, 2015 at 3:33 pm
I really wonder how TSFM will ever attract input from Rangers fans when the following comment is allowed which applies to every single Rangers supporter who purchased shares in their club.
Because if you have 5000 idiot thugs with fire in their belly hellbent on creating a scene and interfering with the business of business that is the purpose of the meeting.. well I see no reason whatsoever WHY they should be accommodated.
There are clowns in every support and some of them are shareholders in their club as well.
But if this blog wishes to be taken seriously then it can’t demonise thousands of people before the event has even taken place. It is up to those organising the general meeting to ensure that it can take place in an orderly fashion and anyone acting unreasonably is ejected.
As to supporting either DK or MA then, as always, I will leave that to Rangers supporters to make that choice. It’s their club and they will have to live with their choice which could kill-off Rangers yet again.
“Sack the board” “Scumbags” “out out out”….
I did not demonise them eco.
They did that themselves!
The Offline Game
Here’s why the TOG report should desperately concern every fan of Scottish football. Here is why this is not some Celtic obsession.Let’s (for the sake of argument) leave the events of 2012 behind us and all move on together arm in arm with a spirit of cameraderie and good natured competition, come one, come all, TRFC fans and allcomers… hail fellows well met…Wind forward a few months to April 2017. Its been a mixed season on the park for TRFC and a very bad one off it. Legal bills, unforeseen costs and some straw breaks teh camel back. Another insolvency looms, but the board so thi scoming and a CVA looks possible this time.o among us has any confidence that our administrators would act without fear or favourIt could happen. But… oops… an insolvency means a points deduction. And a points deduction might mean relegation. Who upon reading the TOG report could have any confidence that our adminsitrators would not intervene unfairly to prevent such an occurrence?Who among us (CFC fans probably excepted by virtue of league strength) can be sure that it would not be our club – who played by the rules that should apply equally to all – that was unfairly relegated instead? Why would I turn up for an alleged sporting contest where this very possibility was even countenanced?Not I!
The Offline Game
I’m still catching up after an enforced absence due to family circumstances, but glad to be able to get back to this.
And so – in summary – where do we find ourselves today?
Well to buy a ST – or even a match ticket, or not? That is the salient question.
And the answer is – for me – overwhelmingly : Not.
The game is conspicuously rigged. And rigged by the very people who were charged with keeping it honest.
And we are being kept in ignorance of this fact.
And Kept in ignorance by the actions of the very people who should be charged with keeping us informed.
Its all gone a bit North Korea in Scottish football.
So its perhaps not surprising that fans like me will be ‘heading South’ so to speak.
Shame. There’s alot to like about ICTFC.
If they could only find an honest league to play in, things would be rosy indeed!
Whose assets are they anyway?
There is a way forward.
A new rangers logo.
An rfc crest
That would circumvent the mash ip issue, reconcile Scottish football.
It’s not the desire to punish former rfc fans (hail fellow John james, well met) that motivates me. There but for the grace of God and all that. No time for the knuckle draggers. But without a blatant nod in the direction of the cheating that was tolerated hitherto, games a bogey for all of us. We are here to compete against ranjurs. On a level playing field. We lose fair and square so be it. But when you tilt the park until you are sure to win, as you did for a decade, be sure to keep your nadgers out of range! We are not kicking you when you are down. We are pulling you by your exposed scrotum back into the real world from a mental illness that had consumed you and hurt us. The appropriate response is gratitude. Hint.
The Case for a New SFA.
Viz top tip:
Are you a Scottish sports journalist or fan of Ibrox club struggling to understand the meaning of the word “liquidation”?
Simply Google ” Redcar steelworks”.
Then grow a pair.
And stop insulting the intelligence of everyone else in the world and spare a thought for some genuine victims who were not the architects of their own downfall.
The Case for a New SFA.
EPL pricing out fans.
It Will not end well.
Addicted die hard fans are already deserting the Bollinger of Stamford bridge for the Buckie of lower league outfits. Have you seen the price of an EPL season ticket?
And all it takes is one EU or TTIP legal challenge and TV money is vapour!
And what does that leave?
Unpaid bills and dishonoured contracts.