Good Try Mr. McKenzie


GUNNERB FEBRUARY 4, 2017 at 17:25 On the future of Scottish football:I …

Comment on Good Try Mr. McKenzie by StevieBC.

FEBRUARY 4, 2017 at 17:25
On the future of Scottish football:I cannot, on occasion, park my car outside…

That’s an encouraging anecdote G – especially if it’s being replicated around the country.

It seemed pretty obvious to me from the early 90’s onwards that kids were simply no longer casually playing football on local pitches – or in all weathers. Empty pitches in daylight just didn’t exist in my youth, and probably for most Bampots as well.
It was also obvious then that this must have a significant, negative impact on the Scottish game, (nevermind the health of the population).

Whatever the sport it has to be a good thing – healthwise and socially – for kids to be involved with a team. 
And ‘snowflakes’ or not, it has to be made appealing for the youngsters.

Trying to avoid hypothermia, playing on a blaes pitch and in the gloom of winter is not as appealing as it was to us in our masochistic youth!

Thank God we didn’t have computers in those days…  

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Good Try Mr. McKenzie
FEBRUARY 4, 2017 at 22:12…
If MW goes and a new manager get’s in with even less money to spend how do you sell ST on the back of that one?
I believe the technical term for that scenario is: ‘f…’ (better not 16 )

The smarter bears will realise that the dwindling value for money / time supporting TRFC is just not worth it.
They might think it better to take a break and return ‘when the team is back were it belongs’ and winning.

And this could mean that only the ‘really, real hardcore’ support is left.
A la Green, the way into their pockets is extreme hype and belligerent language from the boardroom and seeking confrontation.

And that does not bode well ‘for the good of Scottish football’. 

Good Try Mr. McKenzie
Great spot PM!

“…Whether the FA’s structure makes reform impossible will also be examined and the government may be called on to intervene in the matter.
In July, sports minister Tracey Crouch said the FA would lose its £30m to £40m of public funding if it did not reform…”

In a supposed ‘united kingdom’, you would think that Scottish taxpayers would be afforded the same opportunity to have change imposed on our own FA – to correct their mismanagement of our national sport.

Good Try Mr. McKenzie
CO, yes a strange quote from Warbs and I can’t recollect a manager saying something similar in the past about a loan player.

Is he really saying that during an important league game Warbs was actually thinking about the best interests of the loaning club?
And he was so considerate that he happily changed his formation by hooking arguably the best player on the pitch in blue?
He wanted to protect another club’s asset?

Doesn’t make sense.
Mibbees Warbs was just feeling a bit exposed for taking him off – and his reason given for doing so was simply off the cuff – and provided the quote which he might be ruing now ?

(I have no idea about insurance cover – but if I was the loaning club I certainly would not assume that TRFC had provided suitable insurance cover, and I would insist on maintaining the insurance cover for the loaned player – and that would be a cost recharged to TRFC.)

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Just a wild idea…

But, what if King declared himself bankrupt?
[Well in a court recently, he did claim he was ‘penniless’].

Of course anyone who knows of the glib and shameless one would assume King would have assets hidden, or in his wife’s name – a la wee Bazza?

Would bankruptcy effectively kill off the TOP sanctions?

At this point it seems that King’s reputation is ruined in Scotland – and with the bears and even with the SMSM?

King’s time is up playing charades as ‘the Rangers saviour’, and he must – you would think – be thinking about preserving his remaining wealth as he approaches retirement…?  09

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Mibbees after 20 years of failure, the national team and the SFA don’t deserve a dedicated, national stadium?

And Hampden is simply not worth keeping as a football venue for mainly sentimental reasons, IMO.

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CO, I think Phil’s scoop about the manner of Nicholl’s appointment deserves a: Wow Just Wow!
It displays how dysfunctional the management structure at Ibrox has become, and you would think, it is a massive red flag.
[Apart from having no cash.]

I also have my fingers and toes crossed that in 2018 my £20 bet on TRFC finishes bottom 6 comes in – with the help of an Admin. event.

[Thanks to fellow Bampots for the tip: interestingly Sky wouldn’t accept a £50 bet for a 150/1 long shot…]

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All the best for 2018 Bampots!

And just have to add this headline from the esteemed DR, so it must be true;

“Bluenoses out of joint as Rangers pub to be turned into gay sauna’s bar”

Couldn’t possibly comment on the article…but a couple of sentences did jump out as sounding familiar;

“…Annie Millers was one of Glasgow’s most hardcore Rangers haunts and it was a real shock for a lot of fans when it closed last year.
A lot of drinkers were hoping that someone might rescue the pub so it could reopen as it was before. This definitely won’t happen now…


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Guessing it’s quiet as the Bampots have been out watching the footy…or getting dragged around the shops by their better half for the sales ?!

Wife told me last night about the Dembele ‘sale’.
Immediate reaction was that it was nonsense from the SMSM.

There ‘could’ be some truth in it: e.g. an off-the-record tip from either CFC or Dembele’s agent, perhaps to simply instigate a bidding war ?

But, my initial reaction to any big story is to always doubt the SMSM’s veracity: the lamb munchers were exposed a long time ago…and it’s a surprise that the DR in particular is still on sale in hard copy format. 

If he is sold for X millions, how will the SMSM / Level42 spin that as ‘bad news’ for CFC…and bad for Scottish football ?  22

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