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Macfurgly says: July 23, 2013 at 10:40 pm 9 0 Rate …

Comment on Daft and Dafter by neepheid.

macfurgly says:
July 23, 2013 at 10:40 pm
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Regarding LNS, is it not possible that this is realpolitik

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An awful lot of what goes on in the world today is “realpolitik”, and most of it is plain wrong. Due process is being subverted at every turn, and in every field of action. It is that old adage “the ends justify the means”. And of course both ends and means are determined either by powerful individuals, or by small groups of such individuals meeting in secret. This is the complete antithesis of democracy, pluralism, accountability and above all transparency. Sadly, it is the world we now live in. Maybe it was always like that, and I didn’t notice or care. The events of recent years (and not just in football) have certainly opened my eyes to how the world works.

Sorry TSFM, went a bit off topic a bit there.

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ecobhoy says:
July 23, 2013 at 3:40 pm

And then there is the strange silence at the Rangers FTTT where there was no mention of the parallel Aberdeen Asset management case which impacted directly on Rangers who were operating a scheme similar to AAM.

I try to keep away from conspiracy theories but this one really takes the biscuit.

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Surely the simple fact that RFC had negotiated a settlement figure with HMRC in respect of the tax/nic on undisclosed payments to players (the wee tax case, so called), and well before the LNS panel sat, made it inevitable that it would be found that a “sporting advantage” had been achieved by not disclosing payments, regardless of the FTT result.. I just assumed that a 3 point deduction would automatically be applied to every game in which one of the “wee tax case” players had appeared. I even posted to that effect before the FTT verdict was announced.What a simpleton 😕 . I hadn’t fully realised back then how bonnie wee Scotland really works.

However I did promise to “cease and desist” from criticising the LNS verdict some weeks ago, having become a bit of a pain on the subject, so I’ll leave it there.


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Angus1983 says:
July 23, 2013 at 1:37 pm
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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.
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Surely the first requirement is that we get our facts right. That is fundamental.

My recollection was that as originally published, the pictures were in the Sun article without subtitles. At least one other poster has confirmed that to be the case. The pictures subsequently had subtitles added. That is clear from a screenshot linked to later ( Heggarty? a jourrnalist blog?). The pictures were later pulled completely.

You based your reply to me on the basis that the pictures had subtitles. That’s perfectly understandable, if they had subtitles when you first saw them. But surely if they were initially published without subtitles, that’s a different case? It was the complete lack of any context between the pictures and the text that annoyed me. Now maybe my memory is faulty, maybe another poster is similarly challenged, but how about establishing the facts? Or maybe you think that it makes no difference- well fair enough. But if that’s the case, just say so, instead of going off with a pet lip (one of my own major faults as a child, so my mother and aunts spent 50 years reminding me 🙁 )


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wottpi says:
July 22, 2013 at 9:58 pm

I find Bluepeter’s post a bit touching, really, It sums up the psychological state of many, many bears. It has clearly now gone beyond simple denial, and into the realms of the severely delusional. And I don’t just mean the £30m+ turnover. This guy is no doubt expecting Ally to roll out his £10m warchest come January. Mind you, with a £500k CEO and a £600k manager 🙄 I suppose it’s kind of understandable that the fans assume the money supply is inexhaustible.


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andy graham (@andygraham66) says:
Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 14:10

Sorry, I have just found the link within your post. Here it is anyway-

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