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Nowoldandgrumpy says: February 10, 2014 at 8:23 pm Pity they did not …

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nowoldandgrumpy says:
February 10, 2014 at 8:23 pm

Pity they did not have our Sandy Bryson to help, or LNS

Former Derry City directors disqualified-”unfit conduct including use of dual contracts”

And as it was reported on the BBC NI website, you would think, [I know], that the next logical step is for BBC Scotland sports journalists to pose a few questions to the SFA ;

– how does this Northern Ireland case compare with the Rangers case of dual contracts ?

– what action is the SFA going to take on those directors who presided over the Rangers dual contracts ? [I know]

– what has the SFA learned from the Rangers dual contracts case – and what action has the SFA taken to reassure Scottish football supporters that dual contracts cannot happen again in Scottish football ?

Simple, straightforward questions which will no doubt go unasked by the SMSM.

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‘PR churnalism’
Another example that ‘copy/paste journalism’ is not restricted to Scottish football… 🙂

“[Michelle] Mone, said to be worth £50million…” [Daily Mail just yesterday.]


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Agreed – take with a pinch of salt – as the following extract is from Derek Johnstone’s ET column, [presumably ‘authored’ by a ghost writer], but it is interesting all the same ?

Is this another piece of PR ‘preparation’ being slipped into the SMSM ?
“…I am led to believe that, because the way the club is set up at the moment, Rangers would be unable to accept any investment from King [sic].

But that may well change in the future if, as is looking increasingly likely, there is a second share offering…”


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Resin_lab_dog says:
February 20, 2014 at 8:59 pm

If he launches a mass cost cutting exercise AND says to the bears that if they don’t pony up for more expensive season tickets AS WELL, the club will fold.
This may be too much economic reality for a large section of the bears, but it would give him the opportunity to blame them for killing off the club should they fail to pony up…
Absolutely !

McCoist alone is not going to shift many ST’s this time around.
Sir Cardigan is too busy studying for an Economics degree, [mibbees 😉 ]

So in the absence of another cheerleading legned to shift the ST’s, simple threats and scaremongering for the Govan customers should do the trick this time.

…plus a wee bit of ‘Charles Green-esque’ grandstanding thrown in for good measure…

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Just a wild idea…

But, what if King declared himself bankrupt?
[Well in a court recently, he did claim he was ‘penniless’].

Of course anyone who knows of the glib and shameless one would assume King would have assets hidden, or in his wife’s name – a la wee Bazza?

Would bankruptcy effectively kill off the TOP sanctions?

At this point it seems that King’s reputation is ruined in Scotland – and with the bears and even with the SMSM?

King’s time is up playing charades as ‘the Rangers saviour’, and he must – you would think – be thinking about preserving his remaining wealth as he approaches retirement…?  09

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Mibbees after 20 years of failure, the national team and the SFA don’t deserve a dedicated, national stadium?

And Hampden is simply not worth keeping as a football venue for mainly sentimental reasons, IMO.

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CO, I think Phil’s scoop about the manner of Nicholl’s appointment deserves a: Wow Just Wow!
It displays how dysfunctional the management structure at Ibrox has become, and you would think, it is a massive red flag.
[Apart from having no cash.]

I also have my fingers and toes crossed that in 2018 my £20 bet on TRFC finishes bottom 6 comes in – with the help of an Admin. event.

[Thanks to fellow Bampots for the tip: interestingly Sky wouldn’t accept a £50 bet for a 150/1 long shot…]

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All the best for 2018 Bampots!

And just have to add this headline from the esteemed DR, so it must be true;

“Bluenoses out of joint as Rangers pub to be turned into gay sauna’s bar”

Couldn’t possibly comment on the article…but a couple of sentences did jump out as sounding familiar;

“…Annie Millers was one of Glasgow’s most hardcore Rangers haunts and it was a real shock for a lot of fans when it closed last year.
A lot of drinkers were hoping that someone might rescue the pub so it could reopen as it was before. This definitely won’t happen now…


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Guessing it’s quiet as the Bampots have been out watching the footy…or getting dragged around the shops by their better half for the sales ?!

Wife told me last night about the Dembele ‘sale’.
Immediate reaction was that it was nonsense from the SMSM.

There ‘could’ be some truth in it: e.g. an off-the-record tip from either CFC or Dembele’s agent, perhaps to simply instigate a bidding war ?

But, my initial reaction to any big story is to always doubt the SMSM’s veracity: the lamb munchers were exposed a long time ago…and it’s a surprise that the DR in particular is still on sale in hard copy format. 

If he is sold for X millions, how will the SMSM / Level42 spin that as ‘bad news’ for CFC…and bad for Scottish football ?  22

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