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IANAGAINAPRIL 5, 2016 at 22:40 Well the Clumpany did warn us.Its …

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IANAGAINAPRIL 5, 2016 at 22:40
Well the Clumpany did warn us.Its going to be full on P*** for months.DO one thing motivate your club whoever they are to skelp them at every possible opportunity and send them straight back down.Its the only way you will feel better.Nothing agin Sevco  supporters BTW its the media needs curtailed and the only way this will stop is they get humped non stop.

I have never subscribed to the view the media can’t influence what is happening in the game. I certainly don’t believe some Celtic fans would have booed Fergus McCann had the media not compared him so unfavourably to David Murray. Yet McCann had to run his club honestly within its means while Murray had the full might of the Bank of Scotland behind his. 

Next season the media will do everything in their power to ensure any influence they can have will help Rangers win the league. It’s going to be a very dirty game and no matter who the Celtic Manager is he’ll need a thick skin, as will his players. The Aberdeen Manager may be another who finds he’s not quite as popular as he is now if he threatens to rain on the Ibrox parade. For Aberdeen read Hearts or any other club. Whether it’s bias, fear, or for commercial reasons it is surely beyond doubt now the media only want a successful club from Ibrox ruling over all others. 

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I am hearing Rangers director John Gilligan has just given an interview saying Rangers have been ‘stamped upon’ and ‘we are going for title 55’. Nice to see those at the top having a bit of humility following promotion. 

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JOHN CLARKAPRIL 5, 2016 at 19:30 Certainly as far as BBC Radio Scotland is concerned, I think the malignant ghost of Peter Thomson must have moved from Queen Margaret Drive to Pacific Quay along with his successors

I was too young in the 60’s to form an opinion on the BBC at the time. However, it has been documented several times by none other than Archie MacPherson there was an overwhelming anti-Celtic bias at that time. The BBC complaints process at the time was not so accessible, however I’m sure those who chose to do so were assured there was no bias. Just like the exact same assurances given several decades on by the current BBC masters. 

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So Reporting Scotland lead with the story that Rangers can ‘return to the top flight’ tonight. What an insult to every honest taxpayer, and from a publicly funded channel at that. 

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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!

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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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ALLYJAMBOJANUARY 1, 2018 at 12:18

I see, too, that PMGB is issuing challenges, in two posts, to the Ibrox based boards to issue denials of what he is telling us.


I see it is alleged £800k is owed to suppliers. In my view unless any of it is due to a financial behemoth such as one of the big six energy suppliers, then we are unlikely to see any winding up requests heading towards court. It simply wouldn’t be worth the risk for any small supplier in Scotland to do that. Having said that I find it remarkable anyone is willing to extend them any sort of credit at all, or are they worried about the bully boys on that score as well?

I’m sure the SFA will want to satisfy themselves all is well though. I am also sure a herd of pink elephants takes off from Glasgow Airport at 20:00hrs tonight with the moon as their destination.

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Phil McG alleging a surveyor has recently visited Rangers training ground to attain a valuation, and that King has also approached a non-Uk Finance House. As Phil says this may well be King raising funds to make a share offer, but IMO it could be to raise working capital too. 

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