It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One

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JIMBODECEMBER 22, 2017 at 18:01 Out of interest I just checked ‘News …

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JIMBODECEMBER 22, 2017 at 18:01

Out of interest I just checked ‘News Now’ – ‘Rangers’ listings since noon.
Regarding Murty, Declan John & DOF,  52 posts.Regarding Lord Bannatyne’s ruling, 7 posts.
Is this what is known as Deflection?  Seems Jabba’s hand has won today.


I listened to the first 30 minutes of Radio Clyde Superscoreboard. Comedy Gold is the only way to describe it. Some highlights below:

– It wont be ‘Murts’ now. it will be ‘Mr Murty’.
– He can clear out the deadwood in January and bring in better players. 
– He has a great chance to go on and win his next three games and really make his mark.
– Rangers are only 5 points behind Celtic (they are 8 behind).
– His two thirds win record so far suggests he can finish second. 

Interestingly though the first two Rangers fans to phone in are far from convinced. although they appeared to be phoning from a bubble where no one has told them Rangers have no money. When people say ‘this is Glasgow Rangers we are talking about’ they are normally completely detached from any semblance of reality. 

So yes, the deflection has worked, but it’s nothing other than a desperate short term measure. Trying to shove water up a hill with a fork might be easier in the long run.

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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!

It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
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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JOHN CLARKDECEMBER 9, 2017 at 01:18 

I am not a member of FF for JR Group, but I can see that a private company(or a private association of companies) can tell  enquirers into their affairs to feck off.


Therein lies the problem. I work for a private company, but it is answerable big style to its Government appointed Regulator. The SFA have no Regulator.  The media could easily take up the role and apply pressure that would have an effect, but clearly they would rather see the current stinking, some would say corrupt, state of affairs continue. 

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HELPUMOOTDECEMBER 8, 2017 at 21:07 
We do have one thing to thank King for. The surge in the rich variety of the English language being used by people all over Scotland is magnificent. Long may it continue.


As a Celtic fan I feel I have many things to thank him for. In fact, he truly is a gift that keeps on giving. 

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Glad to see Aberdeen winning tonight. Normally I would not bother unless a result one way or the other had a positive benefit for my team, however I believe a number of people feeling jilted tonight would have been hoping Aberdeen lost, and that includes a sizeable number of media people. 

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JIMBODECEMBER 8, 2017 at 20:30 
Barring a surprise from the Compliance Officer, it looks like the best hope is the Res. 12 cause supported by Celtic in the CAS.


Jimbo, the big fear is now they know they are free from the scrutiny of a court or indeed any scrutiny at all, they could now go the whole hog and bluff this one out as well ending with another ‘move on’ statement. 

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A mere layman like myself is in no position to disagree with opinion of Legal Counsel. Unfortunately it means to me the SFA can do anything, absolutely anything, and can never ever be held accountable to anyone.

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