How Not To Govern Scottish Football


The constant personal attacks on Mr McCoist on this site …

Comment on How Not To Govern Scottish Football by RyanGosling.

The constant personal attacks on Mr McCoist on this site are disgusting. That he has not done brilliantly in some respects in terms of football performance is a matter for Rangers fans and Rangers fans alone to debate. TSFM- asking the questions the media won’t ask. Well the media are asking plenty of questions of him, as are the fans. Ronny isn’t attacked too much here because that would be a Celtic issue, so please can we give Ally a break. Non football issues, fine, that seems to be within the purview of the blog for me. Football issues? Seems cheap to me, the way he is being dealt with here.

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How Not To Govern Scottish Football

I have very much respect for you as I have expressed previously so I am not arguing with you. It’s your page and I play by your rules, I’m only commenting on things that have been said. I personally think that Mr McCoist is attacked here. He is attacked in Rangers sites, in far more vitriolic terms, but that is different. I can only express my view that I think it is sad that a fantastic site like this is bombarded with jovial posts every time Rangers lose, it’s directed at Ally just now but it will be directed at whoever is in the hot seat.

How Not To Govern Scottish Football
Rhapsody in Blue,

I think you took a lot of points there and responded pretty reasonably. I have mainly enjoyed this forum and always found it informative, but the constant feeling from posters that Rangers and their fans are fairly disgusting is starting to put me off. To clarify, most posters here have been nothing but friendly to me and respectful of my views. But the overwhelming need to comment on the bigotry of rangers fans every time we are mentioned grates, and makes it difficult to be a participatory member of this community as a Rangers fan.

I still read every day, but I am getting tired.

Recent Comments by RyanGosling

One, er, Two Rules to Rule Them All
Cluster One I said we’d remained competitive longer, not finished closer. At the turn of the year we were genuine title contenders and had finally beaten Celtic in the league for the first time since liquidation. We’ve fallen far away now but that’s what I meant by remaining competitive – previous years have seen us out of serious contention by the end of July!

One, er, Two Rules to Rule Them All
Cluster One I’d certainly like him to stay. I think he’s done a great job, some fantastic results in Europe and kept us competitive in the league far longer than previous regimes, not that that is saying much. However I think progress has been made and have confidence that it will continue to be made. Celtic are not a great yardstick for Rangers at the moment, given how far ahead they are in terms of budget, but if you look at Rangers compared to others in the league we are doing well (or at least doing what we should be doing with the relative budget). 

One, er, Two Rules to Rule Them All
The Ryan Kent clothesline on Scott Brown was pretty outrageous, you don’t generally see someone so blatantly battering another player. One suspects a lengthy ban is to follow. 

Disappointing result for me today obviously but I thought it was a very entertaining game in a lot of ways, and momentum swung strangely during the match. 

I remember after the World Cup final in 2002, everybody was wondering what Materazzi had said to Zidane. Who knows what Scott Brown was saying today, but he clearly had a good script. It’s a nasty side of the game in my view, I remember it even from playing fives when guys would say horrendous things just to wind you up when there was no competition involved at all. I’m not defending Rangers players reacting at all by the way, before I get shouted down for that. For context I’d reference the Neil Lennon / Ally Mccoist situation a few years ago when Mccoist obviously said something very incendiary to Lennon and caused that nasty confrontation. 

Pretty much a league win today for Celtic. Do Hoops fans want to see Mr Lennon in charge permanently? 

JPP: Perverting Justice?
Allyjambo / Upthehoops,


I think you’re both mistaken. There may still be some Rangers fans who see Mr Murray in a positive light, but I don’t know a single Rangers fan who thinks of him positively and everyone I know sees quite clearly how he is the author of Rangers downfall. 

Fantastic Voyage ..


So what you’re essentially saying is “I think it is an absolutely shocking decision. Who are these people? I want to know who these people are.” I only highlight this because once upon a time a certain Rangers manager was pilloried from pillar to post on here for not dissimilar sentiments. And by not dissimilar sentiments, I mean I copied and pasted his statement above and it matches fairly exactly what you said. 

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