It Takes Two to Tangle


ForresDee says: July 8, 2014 at 12:03 am KJ won’t …

Comment on It Takes Two to Tangle by StevieBC.

ForresDee says:
July 8, 2014 at 12:03 am

KJ won’t be tweeting anything unless he knows the result, looks like HMRC may have lost the case. 😕
FD, don’t be so sure…

Multiple award-winning Keef has previous on writing “off the radar” whoppers, and printed for posterity. 😉

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In the great scheme of things, currently the UTT decision is at most perhaps a convenient distraction for TRFC fans. An appeal maybe forthcoming anyway.

But nothing has affected the most urgent/perennial question at Govan: how’s the cashflow ?

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enough is enough says:
July 10, 2014 at 2:34 pm

“Murray still insists that he was duped by this mysterious man whose PR flunkies packaged him up as a billionaire but whose actual wealth had slipped so far off the radar that it was hardly worth detecting.”…
So, we all observed Keef fulfilling a de facto PR flunky role for Agent Whyte, when it was required.
Now he is a de facto PR flunky for (S)DM, now it is required.
[And with a persistent, ‘wee jokey line’ to cover his ‘off the radar’ revisionism.]

I’m sure there must be a bad word for someone who so easily changes the recipient of their attention / obedience in search of a better pay off… 🙄

‘Journalist’ is not the word.

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andy says:
July 9, 2014 at 7:07 pm

Union Of Fans Statement on Tax Case Result

HMRCÂ’s baseless witch hunt kicked off a chain of events which has done huge damage to Rangers and which the club has done well to survive. Various parties have since taken advantage of that witch hunt to benefit personally or to further twist the knife due to their own bigotry and jealousy of our club…
I have skim read the decision, but would have to re-read it several times over a day or two before I was comfortable about making any comment even here on TSFM.
That the UoF has issued a rather lengthy statement so quickly seems to indicate that there was some preparation to produce a certain ‘spin’ on their statement.

But it feels like we have travelled back in time to the original FTTT result – when the TRFC fans immediately reacted with threats and intimidation of journalists and Bampots, including RTC and Paul McConville too, IIRC.

Getting sick of that club now – nothing changes. 🙁

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Cluster One 22nd December 2020 at 23:01

SPFL toast new sponsor as Glen’s Vodka backs Scottish football until 2023 SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster hailed the partnership…


I see there is some mild criticism reported in the SMSM, but Doncaster, IMO, is confirming he is tone deaf with his comments.

The game has been screaming out for Gov't. – i.e. taxpayers' – financial support due to covid, yet it continues to simply blank the opinions of its customer base / taxpayers.

I'd guess the majority (?) of fans are uncomfortable with the national team – and our clubs – being strongly associated with booze, gambling, fast food, junk food, etc.



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Extract from the BBC:

shirley, Blatter wasn't planning on a return to football next year…?!


"Fifa has lodged a criminal complaint against former president Sepp Blatter over the finances of a museum in Zurich, Switzerland.

The complaint relates to the involvement of Blatter and other former officials in the Fifa museum project.

It is the latest allegation of financial impropriety against Blatter, who resigned from his post as president in 2015 amid a corruption scandal.

The 84-year-old has always denied any wrongdoing.

Blatter is currently serving a six-year ban from all forms of football."



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Jingso.Jimsie 22nd December 2020 at 11:28

It was a terrible advert for Scottish football: a poor game which lacked any consistency of quality play from either team, poorly refereed…


I suppose 'beauty lies in the eye of the beholder', but I thought it was a great advert for Scottish football – especially for the neutrals.

Totally agree that technically, the footy on show wasn't the best – and neither was the match officiating.

But: 6 goals, a bit of argy bargy, controversial refereeing, individual mistakes, suspect goalkeeping – plus the drama of a penalty shoot out to make history, or not.

Too many times I have watched the technically gifted EPL 'big games' where the footy on offer was high quality… but boring as hell.

At least the Scottish Cup Final wasn't a typical, dour and overly defensive 1-0 game?


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As this is the Scottish Football Monitor,

well done to the Buddies for their epic, totally unexpected Cup win last night.

Likewise, it's good for the game that Ross County also progressed in the cup with their own big win.

At least one piece of silverware will be leaving Glasgow this season – which is no bad thing at all, IMO.

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J.J agreed: and who knows the full impact of covid on transfer fees – and the duration of any depressed transfer market.

I didn't read the full RIFC Annual Report or the full AGM notes, so may have missed it, but;

It makes sense for Robertson to state that a couple of players need selling each year: seems to have worked OK for CFC in recent years.

But, for a cash strapped club in the middle of a pandemic with few, young sellable stars in the squad – you'd think Robertson would be shouting loud about cost cutting…

except TRFC is desperate to stop 10IAR.

TRFC should be focused on short-term cost-cutting measures to counter the immediate Going Concern risks.

To state the bleedin' obvious.  indecision

Choosing to focus on winning the SPL title rather than focusing on survival is RIFC's choice to make.

…as our incompetent SFA blazers look on gormlessly… again.

If Robertson had an improved governance body as he claims to want, then the SFA would be asking searching questions of TRFC long before now.


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