Daft and Dafter

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Bill – cheers. :) However, I think I’ll take a wee …

Comment on Daft and Dafter by Angus1983.

Bill – cheers. 🙂

However, I think I’ll take a wee holiday again. I’d hoped that it was no longer the case that the first requirement of a post concerning anything to do with Rangers was that it is anti-Rangers.

You’ll note that I suggested that a Sun journalist (who are generally one tit short of an udder anyway) may have made a mistake resulting in a quickly-rectified situation which many posters fell over themselves to take offence at.

This apparently means that I represent Media House and cannot see the institutional bias against Celtic.

I would suggest to this blog that the wider footballing fraternity will not take it seriously until it is able to accept open, reasoned discussion and not leap either to the defence of Celtic [] or rubbish anyone who suggests Rangers may have done something not 100% evil.

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Daft and Dafter
Finloch says:
July 22, 2013 at 1:05 pm

We need to gear up a little and get our message out.
That is what we should concentrate on – single-mindedly.
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Finloch – this is a grand idea, but I can’t see it working in quite the form you describe..

Firstly, the people who “need to know” already know damn well what’s gone on and is still going on. For various reasons, they chose to either keep their mouths shut or actively collude with the perceived wrongdoings.

Secondly, if anything, the TRFC debacle needs to be distilled into bare facts, some of which may provide prima facie evidence of illegality. Any whiff of emotive language and it’ll be ignored.

Only when such distillation – absent of lengthy wordsmithery, righteous indignity and “no-fair” whingeing – is placed under the noses of someone who is not already compromised will there be any chance of anything getting done about it.


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neepheid says:
July 22, 2013 at 2:22 pm
Angus1983 says:
The captions would indicate that they weren’t intended to be related to the bus depot fire.
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I’m not sure that is correct (re captions). Since the page has now been edited/taken down, I’m relying entirely on memory but I’m pretty sure that when I viewed the page yesterday, the pictures were uncaptioned. …
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I didn’t see the original, but was going by the angelahaggerty blog screenshots of the “offending” piece. The captions look like placeholders (i.e. temporary until some sub writes a proper one), none of which were related to fires or busses and looked to me like they were attached to the wrong story.

Far be it from me to suggest mitigation for any wrongdoing, but I do think this was just a genuine error – which is probably why the pics were taken down when they were pointed out.

The simplest explanation usually turns out to be the correct one. For me, the simplest explanation is that someone made a mistake, which was then rectified.


Daft and Dafter
It appears to me that the photographs in the Sun piece which have caused so much incandescent outrage were exclusively related to the match involving Celtic and Brentford and are captioned as such.

Is it beyond the bounds of possibility that someone on the pictures desk of the online edition made a mistake in assigning them to an online story? After all … Celtic, Rangers, what’s the difference to someone who’s not particularly interested in either?

The captions would indicate that they weren’t intended to be related to the bus depot fire.

Just saying, like.


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You write more like a Sandender
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🙂 Surely you mean a Saniner? I spent many a happy summer day at Sanine beach, having walked over the hill fae Portsoy. Brilliant gun emplacement and tank traps. There was a great summer cafe in the old Church hall (I think it was) with a juke box and everything!


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Upthehoops – I’m afraid that you may be taking a Glasgow-centric view there. I have a couple of excellent Irish friends here in Aberdeenshire. The only problem at all people here have with anyone of Irish descent is, dare I say it, when they’re part of the travelling community.

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