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IMO, from what I saw of the game, I also …

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

IMO, from what I saw of the game, I also thought TRFC played the best football I have seen from them this season.

1) And so to the DR: like an oil tanker doing an emergency stop, the DR sports ‘experts’ are actually changing their minds, [or having their copy/paste articles changed for them], to now querying whether TRFC are title contenders;

“…But is it unfair to suggest Warburton’s time at Ibrox is coming to an end? Should they really be expected to challenge Celtic for the title at this stage? Or are they nowhere near that level?…”
Looks like Warbs is now the target: even comparing his team with ‘McCoist’s lot’ !  [A low blow. 10 ]
Takes the heat off the Board I suppose ?

2) And another missed opportunity from the DR / SMSM;
“…[Souness] said: “…“Scottish football is now a long way off being able to do well or go far in these competitions. I’d say as far off as we have ever been.”…”

Any journalist with integrity/half a brain would surely have felt entitled to challenge that assertion with;

“Do you feel any responsibility Graeme, for the state of Scottish football today as being a consequence of your free spending at Rangers ?”
I know…  01

The SMSM continuing to underwhelm.

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OCTOBER 3, 2016 at 17:36
Is having to pay Mr Barton/Sanderos/Krancjar/Hill and so on many many thousands of pounds per week a reasonable excuse for defaulting on VAT or other taxes? And would engineering their removal from payroll be seen to be putting a big hoose in order?
Not a reasonable excuse: TRFC/RIFC is simply the ‘collecting agent’ re: net VAT payments due or salary-related tax deductions, so non-payment is like ‘pilfering’ HMRC’s money.

Only way to legally get shot of overpriced players with no Ibrox payoff…erm, that would be administration and/or liquidation…

If the SMSM report on the rumour that TRFC/RIFC is withholding HMRC payments, [I know], then shirley HMRC would then have to be seen to act promptly to recover these monies ?

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The Clumpany ‏@TheClumpany Oct 2Cowering In The Bunker | Please RT if you enjoyed! @theoffshoregame https://theclumpany.wordpress.com/2016/10/02/cowering-in-the-bunker/ …

It seems obvious that the FA – and SFA – are unable to self-govern and self-regulate the football industry competently.

Wrt the SFA, it receives millions in public money.

Either the SFA refuses public funding in future,
it fully complies with any governments reviews / regulations.

The government – you would think – is now obligated to step in and impose external, regulatory control ?

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BORDERSDONOCTOBER 3, 2016 at 14:52…Hoopy
7 October 3, 2016 at 14:11Meanwhile Phil Mac is hinting that the last 2 quarters returns to HMRC have not been met by Sevco.If this is the case surely the beginning of the end. It would be a gross dereliction of duty by Hector if this is not stamped on hard.======================================IF that is the case (and Phil mac has been wide of the mark many times) I would hope that Hector is camped in the BIG HOOSE now! Two quarters? I assume this is VAT so what about Tax and NI?
Feels like deja vu – all over again.  09

A typical route to admin./liquidation: stiff all your creditors – but the taxman should only be stiffed last.

This TRFC story might be true, might be wishful thinking.  

But if rumours of that nature are doing the rounds, you would think that any TRFC supplier would now be at Ibrox demanding any overdue payments – and to insist on providing any future supplies only on a strictly cash upfront basis ?

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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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