How Not To Govern Scottish Football


TSFM, I have very much respect for you as I have …

Comment on How Not To Govern Scottish Football by RyanGosling.


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.

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How Not To Govern Scottish Football
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.

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.

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”Now on what is objectionable to others: songs that are inward celebrating might cause offence to others but they are the ones taking offence, it is not being offered to or aimed at them. It is something intolerant in them that sparks the offence taken.”

By your criteria above, it would be perfectly acceptable for a group of fans to turn up at a football ground singing “Ode to Isis” and as long as it was inward looking, it would be the fault of the rest of the crowd if they were offended. 

I usually read your posts with interest and respect your views, but I find this stance ridiculous. 

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Upthehoops, thanks for your response. I’ve recognised my club’s weaknesses on here many times, but the justification given for support of clubs in Europe here is always that they are the Scottish representatives, which Rangers were. You can’t claim (and I don’t mean you particularly) to support the Scottish representatives but then exclude some because they aren’t financially well managed. Rangers mk II have been run at a loss but have broken no rules, and are not the first club in Scotland or in Europe to have been run at a loss. Again, I have been a vocal critic on here of the Rangers administration, but if people are on here claiming to support the Scottish representatives but making an exception for Rangers then I say they are hypocrites. 

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Jimbo you were not as vocal in your support for Scottish representation in Europe when Rangers were (briefly) involved. Neither was anyone else here, somewhat disappointingly. 

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