Did Stewart Regan Ken Then Wit We Ken Noo?

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Over on Twitter I see Graham Spiers celebrating the heady …

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Over on Twitter I see Graham Spiers celebrating the heady Ibrox days under Dick Advocaat. It’s worth remembering the Bank of Scotland financed Advocaat way beyond any justifiable business reason, and also paid for Murray Park, which was built at the demand of Advocaat. David Murray then moved a huge part of the football club debt to other parts of his company. As we now know his company folded and hundreds of millions owed to the now state owned bank were written off. It is therefore entirely possible that much of the success under Advocaat, and the cost of Murray Park, was never actually paid for and has been picked up by the public purse. It is utterly sickening that people like Graham Spiers still see those days as a cause for celebration.

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Over on Twitter Grant Russell of STV has sparked a lively debate after highlighting Scottish Referee John Beaton being ‘headbutted’ while officiating at a Saudi Arabian derby. Some tweets in reply are predictable, and I’m sure most of us agree Referees safety should never be under threat. The ‘headbutt’ itself was in my view no different to that Kris Boyd got away with earlier in the season, and although that wasn’t towards a Referee, it would be helpful if the media had been concerned about it in the same way.

For this observer the fact the SFA are willing to send one of their Referees to a foreign domestic match is double standards of the highest order. Firstly they react in utter horror at the suggestion a Referee from other shores should be allowed to do a Scottish domestic match. Secondly the standards in Scotland right now are utterly appalling, yet the SFA sit in silence and indeed continue to reward those who fail spectacularly with high profile games, only for them to fail spectacularly again.

The SFA are not fit for purpose. This is yet another example.


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bobferris says:
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May 10, 2015 at 5:13 pm
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I am one of the constant moaners about this Bob. The ref added 5 minutes at Pittodrie today. I think there is a case for at least that in more than 50% of games, if not more.


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Re the BBC listing the QOTS v Rangers game as a ‘Premiership’ game. I see the Sky Sports website is too.


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ALLYJAMBOJANUARY 2, 2018 at 11:07

Wow! I know we are not meant to put much store on the thumbs up or down, but two people have given thumbs down to this post! Who on earth could find fault with a post respecting the dead from the Ibrox disaster?

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A bit puzzled at the thumbs down myself A.J, but there’s nowt queerer than folk as they say!


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On this day in 1971, the Ibrox disaster happened during a Rangers v Celtic game at Ibrox. 66 fans died in a crush. Some of us remember that day, some of us may even have been there, while some of us would not even be on this earth at the time. 

We are all football fans. Nobody should go to a football match and never return home. Rest in Peace.


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CLUSTER ONEJANUARY 1, 2018 at 19:27

“If they move out of Hampden, the SFA are in danger of leaving themselves hostages to Rangers and Celtic,” said Queen’s Park president Alan Hutchison.

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I am a Celtic shareholder and if it was up to me (which it is not), I would tell the SFA here and now that Celtic Park is unavailable for any future fixture.  However I know that will not happen, but I doubt there is anything they could do to force Celtic to allow them use of the stadium.  


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ALLYJAMBOJANUARY 1, 2018 at 12:18

I see, too, that PMGB is issuing challenges, in two posts, to the Ibrox based boards to issue denials of what he is telling us.

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I see it is alleged £800k is owed to suppliers. In my view unless any of it is due to a financial behemoth such as one of the big six energy suppliers, then we are unlikely to see any winding up requests heading towards court. It simply wouldn’t be worth the risk for any small supplier in Scotland to do that. Having said that I find it remarkable anyone is willing to extend them any sort of credit at all, or are they worried about the bully boys on that score as well?

I’m sure the SFA will want to satisfy themselves all is well though. I am also sure a herd of pink elephants takes off from Glasgow Airport at 20:00hrs tonight with the moon as their destination.


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Phil McG alleging a surveyor has recently visited Rangers training ground to attain a valuation, and that King has also approached a non-Uk Finance House. As Phil says this may well be King raising funds to make a share offer, but IMO it could be to raise working capital too. 


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