Comment on Naming the Rose by cosmichaggis.
Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 10:16
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I agree 100%, your synopsis is spot on. There was collusion and conspiracy at all levels of goverance in the Scottish game to allow the Oldco to limp to the finish line to allow for things to be “sorted”. This has been highlighted by Whyte’s statement about the meeting with the SPL.
Naming the Rose
One thing that Craig Whyte did state was that the club was a financial basket case due to the running of the EBT system and the BTC along with the board ignoring the mounting debt and tax and carrying on regardless without cutting costs. A very very damning statement of SDM and the Rangers board.
Two wrongs and a right
I am trying to fathom why Celtic fans would behave in the manner that they did at Stair Park yesterday. I am beginning to think that they thought that they could act with impunity due to the complete inaction of the SFA after the full songbook was belted out at Ibrox the previous week. I also think that secretly the SFA, SPFL and the media will all be doing high fives after the Celtic fans display as it confirms that their old firm is alive and kicking. I also include Lawell and his board in this cabal.
If we had a fit for purpose SFA that acted decisively as it should instead of the usual dithering and procrastination then Scottish Football would probably never have been in the situations it continuously falls into. But the Celtic fans have given them exactly what they wanted, and we’re back into the good old duopoly again.
If there ever was confirmation that a certain section of Rangers & Celtic fans enjoy the conflict – then this was it.
The media, SFA & SPL will love them for it
LNS – A Summary
In reply to Corrupt Official about contacting our clubs. I have written and emailed Aberdeen FC five times since the Supreme Court decision. I have not received a reply nor even a good mannered acknowledgement from them. I will wait until the appeal date has passed for me to pass judgement on my club. I am hopeful they will support the Celtic statement. I think I would have been happy if Aberdeen had only stated that at the time and no more.
LNS – A Summary
Allyjambo 17th November 2015 at 10:02 am #Throughout this whole Rangers Scandal I’ve been surprised by how often my hitherto ‘belief’ that the big two were somehow favoured by what many consider to be the ‘Glasgow Football Association’ has been vindicated. Indeed, I wrote here (or RTC) of the effect ‘Davisgate’ had on me having watched my club cheated out of a point by a Rangers supporting linesman.
That effect came at a time of great optimism for Hearts supporters (though we know how it ended up) and to see that happen, and to also see how the media treated it as a Rangers/Celtic matter, convinced me, there and then, that Scottish football was, indeed, just about the Old Firm and that everything would be done to ensure no other club would have a look in at winning the SPL title.
Alljambo’s little paragraph above jolted some memories. I was holding a football conversation with a family friend (long since passed) at a family party in 1990. The family friend was a fanatical Rangers fans, who was not only a Club member, but also worked within the SFA.
He confidently informed me way back then that no football club outside Rangers and Celtic would EVER be allowed to win the Scottish League again!
At the time, I totally piffed this suggestion as Aberdeen were still a force in Scottish football with Alex Smith at the helm and thought he was talking pish. I held the belief (naively) that all was integrity and honesty.
Well lo and behold, after almost 29 years………………….shambles, deceit et al !!
Why We Need to Change
John James says
“Mr Taylor will do no more. Mr Park is out and Mr Letham has, at best, circa £600,000 to his name. King is now on his own and as everyone now should know he’s a busted flush. I do not believe that King contributed £1.5m to the £4.5m crisis loans.
I expect the Level 5 spin will be other interests, with an off the record poor health narrative. Messrs Jack, Lindsay and Williams will have been briefed to promote Mr Park’s son’s credentials and how his board presence will be a boon. Phrases such as ‘cut from the same cloth’ will be the PR order of the day.
However, make no mistake this shyster board have now lost their banker of last resort. Everyone can clearly envisage how bad things are. King had hoped that the so-called 3 bears would pony up the £8-£10m deficit when push came to shove.
Promotion this year will be pushing against an open door. With HMFC in the Scottish Premiership and Hibs having done nothing to shore up the worst defence in our division, W&W will prevail.”
Ok JJ, with Park now out, Taylor will do no more,Letham worth £600k and King a busted flush…………how can they last till the end of the season to push open this open door to promotion??
It Takes Two to Tangle
I see that there a few comments that the initial fixtures for the Govan club have been manipulated. I consider that the first game of the season puts A McC and the Govan Club under a huge amount of pressure. They were pants in league one and only really survived due to professionals playing against part-timers who tired around the 70 minute mark.
Hearts have been making some great signings over the past few days which is strengthening an already young and capable team from last year, as the results of the final few weeks showed. I consider that the Govan club will be very nervous indeed about the prospect, and the possibility of getting hammered by Hearts on the opening day. That would not be good for ticket sales going forward.
BTW, the opening fixture of Aberdeen vs Dundee Utd is a cracker!!