John Clark Meets “The SFA”

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Tayred 16th February 2016 at 3:41 pm I’m sure it will …

Comment on John Clark Meets “The SFA” by jimmci.

tayred 16th February 2016 at 3:41 pm
I’m sure it will come. Why would you think it wouldn’t? Or do you think that only happens to Celtic managers!? Good grief!—————-
Sorry, Tayred, I think we are in broad agreement on refereeing standards. My earlier comment was not so much on refereeing standards – I did say I thought they are awful in this country – but more the way the media then report said refereeing howlers!
As to McInnes being called up before the beaks? We agree he should be. The fact you think he will while I suspect he won’t is just another example of the arbitrary and discretionary approach to these things at Hampden and our lack of trust in them to behave consistently.

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John Clark Meets “The SFA”
I’ve just listened to the BBC Sportsound podcast from last night and found it, even by their own very low standard, quite, quite amazing.At 28:50′ in we had the most amazing discussion on Deila as Kenny MacIntyre is wont to call Ronny Deila.Conversation with Tom English centred on Tom Boyd’s defence of the aforementioned RD’s position at Celtic.MacIntyre read out the dictionary meaning of ambassador highlighting it to be a paid messenger. Honest!English said all Boyd was doing was spreading PR lines and it was “daft” of the media to give him one or two page spreads to issue what was not analysis but PR. Pure and simple guff.
I almost fell off the seat. What the hell have Sportsound and the collective print media been giving us for years about Rangers other than PR guff dressed as fact by their pundits?
I honestly wish this had been in TV so I could either see how red English’s face was or if he had a collar made of brass around his neck. As for MacIntyre…well that’s what he does.
An unbelievable piece of BBC Scotland drivel. Honestly, I advise you to have a listen. It was so surreal it almost put Clyde SSB to shame.

John Clark Meets “The SFA”
I see today’s papers once again taking Warburton’s criticisms of Scottish football and printing them without the merest hint of critical comment. There were no “rants” from MW – seems that’s a Celtic exclusive – but rather helpful comments about generating TV interest, player welfare on plastic,and yet again more comparisons to his only previous football mgmt experience at Brentford. ( they forgot to remind us he was a former City trader.) Ah, the wisdom not whinges of Warbs ; got to get a wee pet name name-check in !! You’ve got to love it.
Seems to me that in the past few weeks MW’s much vaunted “respect” for everything and everyone has gone out the window. Makes you wonder if he’s a happy chappie deep down.
I really look forward to the day Ronny Deila, Alan Stubbs, Robbie Neilson or anyone else make such barbed, critical comments. Imagine the derision coming their way! And woe betide Jack Ross should Alloa have the nerve to give Rangers a close game. Btw, who’d have believed this is the THIRD game Alloa have played using this layout. Seems Falkirk and Morton just don’t count! Only in Scotland MSM land could we see such nonsense.

John Clark Meets “The SFA”
The whole Speirs/ Haggerty / Rangers / Herald saga stinks.
I searched the Rangers Hibs game on BT Sport. The singing was very loud, very long, very bigotted and, as a consequence, BT have decided to move microphone to protect our ears! Dear Lord, what’s that all about?
Spiers article to me seemed pretty balanced and in the main supportive of positive strides made over the course of the past few years, particularly in home games.
The reaction by Rangers wreaked of a vengeful, baying mob. Just go to Rangers Media to see how the bears are rejoicing. Truly shameful.
A relatively unknown columnist who,only a few weeks previously, the Sunday Herald were proclaiming as a new, fresh voice to Scottish journalism ( Haggerty ) becomes “involved” by sympathising with Spiers on a Tweet. Clearly she IS new since the rest do her Scottish media colleagues clearly know the score. Rangers voice must be heard, respected and listened to and certainly not criticised or challenged. Who would want any of these supine, spineless people as peers?
The Herald bin her which is, in my view an OTT reaction. However to tell her she is banned from all 300 or so Newsquest titles as well as the Herald Group……. Seriously, how can that ever be possibly justified based on one Tweet?
What this episode demonstrates in that the Rangers Boardroom, including some reasonably successful businessmen as well as some less so, are every bit as spiteful, hate filled and perhaps, deep-down, insecure as many of the fans who follow them and chant their vile. Newsquest papers are totally worthless if looking for a fair and balanced read.
We’ve missed Rangers at the top table? You’re having a laugh.

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Good Try Mr. McKenzie

Some weeks ago the redtops went through a wallowing anniversary period with all sorts of nostalgic articles on the glorious return, 10 years ago, of Walter Smith to Rangers, as was, and the demise of Paul le Guen. Ah, such happy days!So I wondered what articles would appear today on the 50th anniversary of probably the biggest shock result ever in scottish football history? Berwick rangers defeated their Glasgow equivalents and perceived betters 1-0.I can still remember the shock today.
So in anniversary-land what’s been printed? From what I see absolutely nothing.Once again the SMSM shame themselves but that’s no great surprise.

Staying On The Problem
I see there was some comment earlier in Jock Stein being recognised for an awards, such as a knighthood.
The files released by the National Archive under an FOI request are revealing as it the original demand that the files should not be released until 2031!
There’s a fair amount of reading but the Civil Service speak is quite revealing and very Sir Humphrey like.

Make of the files and the decision/thought process witching Governement at the time what you will.

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Does anyone else remember the fuss kicked up by the SMSM when Alan Stubbs and Hibs did not provide a guard of honour when meeting Rangers immediately after the had secured their Championship win?It was petty, not the norm,spiteful and a hatful of other terms as I recall.
Isn’t it odd then that nowhere in the media is there surprise, comment or criticism that nobody from Rangers, be it their management or Level5, has had the basic courtesy to congratulate worthy winners.
Par for the course I suppose in Scotland where Rangers are concerned.

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RYANGOSLINGMAY 23, 2016 at 22:36
Why should both clubs be punished equally? How much damage was done by Rangers fans? How many Hibs players were attacked? How many back room staff? How many were spat on? How many had to be escorted from the pitch surrounded by officials for their own safety? How many Rangers fans ran to the Hibs end?
By all means punish Rangers for fans invading the pitch and singing prohibited songs, but to make out that they were, to coin a very popular phrase “as bad as each other”, is extremely disingenuous.
Good questions, Ryan, but ones you’ll never hear asked in our media. The agenda is set. Hibs fans were appalling. Some Rangers supporters braved the green tide and couldn’t walk away, and still not a quote from a single soul from anyone on the field about the trauma the endured on the pitch. Were any Hibs players traumatised by Rangers fans? I suspect not but it’s a closed question to our media. Not a word on David Weir’s fly kick from the touch line as the melees developed.
Thank heavens for a classy display from Kenny Miller congratulating Hibs – and his missus with heir tweets saying Kenny had not been attacked.
Level5 and the SMSM at their horrible worst. Rangers, as ever the victim.
what a tasteless lot they are.

btw, the Hibs fans were out of order but the media rewriting of events is every bit as bad.

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If Oldco  and Newco Eangers are one and the same who dis the SFL think were Club12 were when publishing a fixture list a few years ago? Why were thry not continuity Eangers?

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