Good Try Mr. McKenzie


ERNIEFEBRUARY 5, 2017 at 09:35    Went to Pittodrie yesterday, thoroughly enjoyed …

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ERNIEFEBRUARY 5, 2017 at 09:35   
Went to Pittodrie yesterday, thoroughly enjoyed it…eventually.  The problem with Scottish fitba?  10,000 crowd. Pathetic.  Fair do’s to AFC for clawing a second place challenge out of that support though.


I think Ryan Christie will do Aberdeen a turn. Of course, there is a conspiracy theory he was loaned to try and stop TRFC finishing second. I think he is a fine young player, but is not guaranteed to change things to that extent.  I think the explanation by Brendan Rodgers that the lad is going to a really good club with a Manager Rodgers knows is a plausible one. Christie himself said it was the conversation with Derek McInnes which sold the move to him. 

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ALLYJAMBOFEBRUARY 6, 2017 at 13:30   
With Chris Jack piling the blame for TRFC’s problems squarely on Warburton’s shoulders, and continuing to push the idea that there is money available, but not to an incompetent manager, and even letting us know that it was Warburton who wanted Joey Barton and was ‘backed’ by the board, Keith Jackson joins in the ‘Warbo must go’ Monday morning Level5 push with the following:


You did mean to say ‘push’ there AJ? Just checking it’s not a typo! 22

Good Try Mr. McKenzie
The size of  fan base of clubs in Scotland has always been skewed because of the nature of the OLD FIRM rivalry which sees fans from all over Scotland travelling to their matches instead of supporting their local clubs. However the idea that a well run club like CFC should redistribute some of their HONESTLY earned revenue is absurd imo.


I’m going to have to be controversial here.  Firstly people have the right to support whichever team they want, no matter where they live and where that team plays.  Secondly, I grew up as a Celtic fan in the 70’s, which was the decade in which I attended away games the most.  The first really vile sectarianism I experienced was, ironically, from fans of the senior club closest to my home town, albeit many miles away.  Celtic fans were not welcome anywhere, and I am in no way saying all Celtic fans are angels either. However, for many people growing up in the West of Scotland Celtic Park was the only stadium they felt comfortable in. I realise times may have changed to an extent, but it is a point which can’t be ignored. 

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EKLOONJANUARY 31, 2017 at 06:21   
What a difference, the Glasgow Half-Marathon course remeasured and found to come up short, after competitors themselves sensed a piscatorial whiff. Apologies all round, sorry, your pb’s and times don’t count (but the results stand).  Free entry to those affected in this year’s race. Clean, concise and honest (if I’ve got my facts right).
If only errors and inconsistencies in Scottish Football C/clubs were dealt with in such a clearcut and truthful fashion there would be no lingering aroma.


Then again the Marathon organisers do not hold the cultural power within Scotland that the club from Ibrox does. They do not have a swathe of Westminster and Holyrood politicians willing to turn a blind eye to all sorts of misdemeanors, including stealing money from the public purse. Neither do they have a lighted torch and pitchfork heavy mob at hand ready to storm the gates whenever anyone tries to speak the truth or apply the rules. 

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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?


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.


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.


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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