Mr Green and Opportunity Knocks— For Aberdeen?

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Arabest1 says: September 4, 2013 at 4:31 pm ============================== Your views on McKay-Steven …

Comment on Mr Green and Opportunity Knocks— For Aberdeen? by upthehoops.

arabest1 says:
September 4, 2013 at 4:31 pm
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Your views on McKay-Steven are obviously made with tangerine specs on and you are no different from other fans in that respect. Stats tend to be released at some point on who the most fouled players are so they may or may not back up your argument.

Where I fully agree with you is on the hypocrisy of bans being handed out for incidents like the one involving Gavin Gunning compared to some of the savage assaults that are punished only by a yellow card, when TV evidence shows a red would have been more appropriate. While Gunning and others like him are daft to kick out, the chances of them causing serious injury are often less than some fouls where no attempt has been made to go for the ball and the Ref fails to issue the correct punishment. Why the authorities are happy to let these things go is beyond me. Oh, and don’t even get me started on the non-transparency of how incidents are brought to the SFA’s attention.

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Mr Green and Opportunity Knocks— For Aberdeen?
Lord Wobbly says:
September 4, 2013 at 6:46 pm
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It certainly doesn’t appear the media are going to question the SFA much on the fit and proper rule. Not that we should be surprised at that though. For the most part they yearn for the good old days and see people like Murray and McClelland as a step closer to that.


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Lord Wobbly says:
September 4, 2013 at 6:25 pm
On BBC Sportsound, someone (didn’t catch who) said that he hoped that the new guys on The Rangers board would learn from the mistakes of the past.
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Looks like they’re not going to ever repeat the mistake of issuing audited accounts again.


Mr Green and Opportunity Knocks— For Aberdeen?
I must admit I find the mild storm about Peter Lawwell’s appointment rather bewildering. Eric Reilly of Celtic (who reports to Lawwell) was on the SFA board for years, and it did not prevent some bewildering judgements by the SFA. Such as Lennon being banned for the ‘shame game’ while McCoist walked scot-free from Hampden laughing, along with Diouf and Bougherra. It also did not stop the Referee Committee trying to brush aside a grade 1 official deliberately lying to the Celtic Manager, with the lie backed up by the Head of Referees. I will finish by saying if Walter Smith had been appointed to the same role, it would have been a cause for wild celebration.


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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?

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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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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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