History, Neighbours and Made Up News


RYANGOSLINGSEPTEMBER 23, 2016 at 21:55  Cluster One, You originally suggested that Rangers …

Comment on History, Neighbours and Made Up News by upthehoops.

Cluster One,
You originally suggested that Rangers would give Kenny Miller the captain’s armband for having been arrested, as Rangers had “previous” on this. The “previous” you mention is that an influential player was made captain for a game when the club captain was injured, following an incident he was involved in when the other player involved was suspended. Given that the other player was suspended, it would imply that Halliday was the victim or innocent party in that incident. How that turns into “previous” in your mind with regards to a situation similar to Kenny Miller, a situation about which none of us know more than the most basic facts, is utterly bizarre. 
Mainly sounded to me like you were just slinging mud at Rangers. Correct me if I’m wrong and if there was a logical train of thought to your comments. 


Perhaps Warburton’s ‘100% backing’ for Kenny Miller is more evidence of the double standards at play. His reason is that Miller is a ‘model professional on and off the park’. When someone is arrested and charged with assault it would be better to hedge your bets until the legal process takes its course.  Unless Warburton was witness to the alleged incident (which I don’t believe he was) he knows no more about whether or not Miller is innocent than anyone else who did not witness it.  It seems clear to me that some people at Ibrox can do things without criticism that others can’t. I guess it it all depends on the person’s level of staunchness and the size of the Rangers tattoo across their chest. 

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I note some tweets from Grant Russell of STV claiming ‘influential friends’ of Rangers are lobbying for strict liability. Reading between the lines it seems to be politicians he is referring to. Leaving aside the argument for strict liability itself, which has been well aired on here, this all seems a bit murky. At face value Rangers as a club would lose heavily if strict liability is brought in, so what is being proposed that apparently makes them so keen to have it? What a pity politicians were not so keen for them to pay their tax and other debts, as politicians actually should be. 

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It’s statement time again. I guess they need to give fans something to get angry about rather than bad results on the park and poor corporate governance of the club off it.


History, Neighbours and Made Up News
ALLYJAMBOSEPTEMBER 29, 2016 at 11:50


I don’t know Brendan Rodgers but I don’t think he would be remotely interested in leaving Celtic to take the England job.  He said the last time he was mentioned that managing Celtic is a ‘dream job’ for him and you can clearly see he is loving it. Much like Martin O’Neill it appears as if it is a stamp on his CV he was determined to get at one point in his career.  He is of course very well remunerated for it and the England job would certainly pay even more. However Rodgers and his ex-wife have a very wealthy property portfolio, much of it in London, and journalists who know him are quoted as saying he would never need to work in football again. Having said that I don’t believe he will be at Celtic forever.  My guess is 3-4 years max, then he will seek another attractive posting down south, but the Celtic experience is one he will never forget as a Celtic fan, and one he felt he had to do. I do not believe the England job will be close to his radar. 

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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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