It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One

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While checking some twitter feeds to see if anyone was covering the CoS today I noted a link in Chris McLaughlin’s to the twitter feed of the Hoops girl who was hit in the face with the ball at the Partick game.

Refreshing to see the girl is not making a big deal of the incident and telling people who seem to be stirring it to calm down.

Seen some coverage elsewhere that seemed to be full of  faux outrage and questioning when apologies would be issued etc. IMHO that is one of the problems with social media these days – people trying to find offense in matters that don’t necessarily concern them directly.

While Fraser’s actions were petulant, foolish and are not to be condoned the Firhill club, player and the girl have handled it all in a timely manner, on a personal level with a degree of common sense and dignity.

Sorted.

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HOMUNCULUSDECEMBER 28, 2017 at 13:48

Indeed. And that was my other thought.
Even if Mark Allen does a good job T”Rangers wouldn’t see any cash for any upcoming talent (internal or bought in)  for a god number of years.
To date a good few lads showing talent have been allowed to leave to keep the lights on.
At present the only prospect they have is McRorie who I think has stepped up and performed well when asked.He certainly has confidence and could develop into a decent centre back playing with the likes of Souttar for Scotland.


It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
I am sure the thought will have crossed other’s minds but will say it anyway.
Celtics ‘free money’ from the VVD  transfer is more than T’Rangers stated  loan requirements to keep the lights on for the next year or two.
Thats the size of the gap between Celtic and the rest of us.


It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
EASYJAMBO
DECEMBER 22, 2017 at 12:56

Lets just call it 14 February for old times sake and serendipity. 21


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EX LUDODECEMBER 8, 2017 at 13:12
I am sure my ears didn’t deceive me there but on Sports sound a pundit compared the T”Rangers statement being like a boy getting a knock back at the school dance and then blaming the girl for his failure.

I was sure I read something very similar earlier today- maybe around 13:12 perhaps.

Welcome on board Mr Steven Thompson , nice to know you are keeping an eye on us.


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JOHN CLARKDECEMBER 8, 2017 at 11:50

I did say Stewart was ‘one of the few’ and I can’t say that I heard the bold Chic’s take on things but glad to hear what you say in that regard, despite your obvious pain. 10

The fact remains that far too many in the media and within the game were willing to accept what they saw as the inevitable (based of course on the Big Lie that its the same club), even when people like Michael Stewart, Ian McCall and perhaps Chic were all pointing put McInnes is no-one’s mug and would be leaving no stone unturned in making his decision if he was going to be offered the T’Rangers job.

Having had his fingers burned at Bristol and clearly not being happy about what was on offer at Sunderland, despite what I assume would have been really good money, he was obviously someone who wasn’t going to jump to anyone else’s tune. Let alone a club reliant on loans from a convicted tax dodger. 

A total lack of balance and no grasp of reality with regard to the situation Scottish Football finds itself in these days. 


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SMUGASDECEMBER 8, 2017 at 10:32

Well indeed.

It is interesting to note that there seems to be a total lack of comment in the SMSM that T’Rangers appear not to have stumped up the required cash to even speak to McInnes.

Both Milne and McInnes and the respective reps must have fully understood the conditions of the new contract they signed this past summer after McInnes turned down the Sunderland job.

McInnes knew exactly what he was getting himself into and the commitment of the Dons to him and vice versa.

If Skinto FC can’t stump up the required cash for opening up discussions, even by using any of the short term loan companies that advertise on the TV,  I can’t see why McInnes would take the financial and career risk of joining a club that has had six managers in five years. With Murty having two stints to really make it seven managerial appointments.

If he had resigned and paid his own compo, in 12-18 months on there is a good chance he would have been on the ropes and could have been squabbling for his cash like Warburton and Caixinha.

Michael Stewart is one of the few people who called it perefectly.

The fact that so many involved around the game as pundits, reporters and journos got it so wrong just points to the poor standard of commentary on our game and the lack of understanding (or is it a fear of acknowledging) of how bad things are at Ibrox.


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http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41810807

On 30th October there were many reports like the one above indicating that T’Rangers were going to be doing their ‘due diligence’ in terms of identifying a new manger.

Given the club’s statement last night can we expect someone (perhaps Mark Allen)  to be fired for failing to notice that their number one target clearly has no backbone whatsoever and was so obviously not up to the task of managing such a massive club? 

Surely that should have been identified as a key factor when assessing the pros and cons of McInnes as a potential manager.

It surely isn’t the case that they just thought he would up sticks from Pittodrie  because he is supposedly a ‘Real Rangerz Man’?


Who Is Conning Whom?
The usual suspects on Sportsound all just saying they were reporting on what the story was.
Well the story has changed now. Will they now investigate and report exactly why T’Rangers didn’t get their man?
Will they now have a good look under the Ibrox bonnet in the same way McInnes most likely has, come to the same conclusion and finally do some honest reporting ?


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