Harper Macleod and LNS


Listening to Sportsound today and they have live coverage from …

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Listening to Sportsound today and they have live coverage from Ibrox. They have Rob Mclean commentating, Willie Miller summarising, and Chick Young trackside. There are two issues here for me as a licence fee payer. One is why so much money is being shelled out on a lower league match. Two is why BBC are providing so much coverage to a club who refuse to deal with them and don’t afford them full media rights.

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All speculation at the moment, but if there is league reconstruction this season which would allow TRFC administration this season and still get into the top league next season then I’m out. It would break my heart but I could not commit any more of my hard earned cash to support such corruption. If it is indeed being contemplated I hope all the Chairmen have memories long enough to go back to 2012. To amend a phrase from the Celtic takeover in 1994, I can only suggest if it happens the representatives of every fans group in Scotland bar TRFC stand on the Hampden steps with a nominated spokesperson stating,’the game is over…the cheats have won’.

I have to laugh at the number of hacks on Twitter pouring scorn at the judgment yesterday by FIFA that there is no corruption in FIFA. Look at what they ignore right on their own doorstep.

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Barcabhoy says:
November 12, 2014 at 10:17 pm

The key for me is that clubs like Dundee Utd, Kilmarnock and now Aberdeen are highly unlikely to ever again go into a level of debt they can’t afford. In each case there has been help from wealthy individuals who only have the club’s interest at heart. Likewise with the people now running Hearts post-administration, not to mention the continued sterling efforts of Hearts fans as well. It is well known that the people running Celtic keep a tight ship as well, but crucially they only have the club’s interest at heart. They all chased rainbows at one time but the pot of gold remained elusive, until they finally woke up and realised life is not a fairy tale. The only rainbow chasing left in Scottish football is a race between the media and the Rangers fans to see who can get to the pot of gold first. The trouble is the man who owns the pot of gold not only keeps it hidden, but only wants to make it bigger than ever before. It really is time the media and the Rangers fans stopped believing in fairly tales as well. However, they would do really well to remember the old adage of sometimes in life you should be careful what you wish for, because it might come true. They wished for a real billionaire to be in charge at Ibrox, and now they’ve got their wish!

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Now that it appears TRFC need extra funds of approx £1M a month just to pay the wages can we expect the lamb munchers to finally grasp that dreams of Ashley throwing £20-30M at them are total fantasy? I despair whether lessons will ever be learned, but surely this time they realise self sufficiency is the only option.

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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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