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Welcome Mary Kate. As a big film fan I recognised …

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Welcome Mary Kate. As a big film fan I recognised the name and ‘The Quiet Man’ has a very, very tenuous link to Scottish football. The film is a favourite of Gerry ‘the voice of (a) football’ Mcnee and he would write a book about it called ‘In the Footsteps of the Quiet Man’. I miss Gerry, sort of. Anyone know what he is up to now?
 
https://www.penguin.co.uk/authors/gerry-mcnee/1048843/
 
Well done again, JC. Looks like Regans words might come back to haunt him. I’d assume this is the official SFA position (has it been ok’d by Darryl?) on the issue and Auldheids post seems to question this.

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bluMarch 15, 2016 at 16:15
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Good spot. I never realised Raith were in the first division when Nicol won it.


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neepheid
March 15, 2016 at 14:50
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There are two managerial awards; the SFWA and the PFA. It looks like the writers one has only ever been given to managers in the top division. The exception is Andy Roxburgh who won in 89/90, presumably for qualifying for Italia 90. The PFA have given their award 4 times to a manager outside the top division.
 
Respectfully, I think you’re positing a hypothetical situation so you can rage against it and I’d be surprised if Warburton won any of the awards. If Rangers won the Championship, Scottish cup and Petrofac cup he might deserve it, I suppose. I think it will depend on what other teams do. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PFA_Scotland_Manager_of_the_Year
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SFWA_Manager_of_the_Year
 


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Tayred, if you don’t listen to any radio phone-in type show or read the Record or any other daily rag how can you reasonably conclude that Deila gets an extremely rough ride from the SMSM when you don’t know what’s said or written about him by a large section of it?
 
There is no doubt that McCoist got an embarrassingly easy ride from the media in the beginning but as his failings became all too apparent it was more difficult for them ignore performances. They tried their best though. Particular highlights for me? Linking him with the vacant Crystal Palace job in 2014 or Chick Young breathlessly blurting out McCoists name during a manager of the year discussion. Richard Gordon’s exasperated response of ‘Chick!’ was a joy to behold.    
 
Anyhoo, generally speaking, on last night’s show I didn’t think Deila was unfairly criticised or ridiculed nor Warburton excessively praised. No one picked either as their manager of the year and Speirs thought the real test for Warburton would be performances against better quality opposition on a more regular basis. They did complement him on the job done at Rangers given the state of the team when he took over. I think that’s a fair enough observation. McInnes, Stubbs, Neilson and McIntyre were also mentioned in the discussions. The general consensus, at the moment, was McIntyre for manager and Griffiths a shoe in for player of the year.


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nawlite 5th January 2022 At 18:03

Everton are not suggesting the fee paid for Patterson was £4.5m. This is the value that the online game Fantasy Premier League has given him. If you wish to buy him in that game it would cost you £4.5m to do so. If you wish to buy Mykolenko, Everton’s other signing, it will cost you £5m.

If you’re unaware of the game or haven’t played it I can understand the confusion but these prices are not representative of what they paid in the real world. Hope that made sense?!


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Upthehoops 19th May 2021 At 08:23

It’s a rare occasion but I agree 100% with you on this. At first I thought the messaging was sufficient from Rangers but agree they should’ve done much, much more on this. I assumed fans would take individual responsibility and act accordingly.

Utterly undefendable behaviour on so many levels by the Rangers fans who took part in this. Not every Rangers fan is guilty of racism, sectarianism (a paramedic doing her job was allegedly subjected to this because of her green uniform), violence or antisocial behaviour.

I’m not sure what the consequences are here, certainly large numbers of arrests for starters, but I’d make Rangers play behind closed doors for their first 5 home games of next season because of the actions of their supporters. Don’t think that’s possible, or likely, but the events that day were a complete disgrace.

And all this as Glasgow struggles with the pandemic. Every single one of those Rangers fans made that choice to travel and ignore social distancing rules on an epic scale. They should be ashamed of themselves.


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Disgraceful scenes in Glasgow today. The rangers fans who ignored the advice of police, politicians and the club have acted in such a selfish way it’s beyond embarrassing.

They’ve put themselves at risk, the public and the police who have to be there to try and control this mess. Glasgow remains in level 3 and this behaviour helps no one. Any Rangers fan involved in this should be ashamed of themselves.


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The police, the justice secretary and now Rangers have all spoken out about the planned march by the Union Bears. It’s good to see such a clear message across the board from everyone about this. Hopefully anyone thinking of taking part will now have got the message.


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