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Greenock Jack says: February 10, 2014 at 10:45 am 24 30 …

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Greenock Jack says:
February 10, 2014 at 10:45 am
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Re. Why is there not more participation from Rangers supporters?

Let’s not dance around the issue. The main reason that there aren’t many Rangers supporters who come on here or last very long is that the general tone of the blog is anti-Rangers.

The reason that some Rangers supporters don’t last long is because they cannot accept the truth.

Or don’t want to.

I would gladly read any well put argument by any Rangers supporter in mitigation of Rangers actions in the last 10 years and more, but I have yet to read one that stands up to even the flimsiest examination.

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GeronimosCadillac says:
February 13, 2014 at 8:24 pm
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Esteban says:
February 13, 2014 at 8:18 pm
GeronimosCadillac says:
February 13, 2014 at 8:12 pm

Crowds come and go, historically. If crowds are down partly because there is no Sevco in the top flight, it’s a price worth paying.
Agreed but there has to be an impact on the business model at some point where crowds and season book sales are on a downward trend. I’m not decrying Celtic here I’m just pointing out that they are paying a price that most of the other Premiership teams have largely avoided.

That’s because most of the other premiership clubs have very low attendances both now and historically, almost all playing to crowds of under 7,000-8,000 and many much lower than that.

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General Tilly says:
February 13, 2014 at 12:49 pm

Bawsman – an interesting tidbit overall there and thanks for sharing.

On the point I’ve quoted above…….. Has someone (perhaps on this very forum iirc) not already poured some very icy water on the notion that the Easdales bus firm would be worth that amount?

If, as suggested, the Easdales are looking for a victim to sell their bus company to, the reason won’t be that they want to plough the money into Rangers2.

They are too smart to throw their money into a bottomless pit.

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upthehoops says:
February 13, 2014 at 7:11 am
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Lots of media triumphalism today about the Rangers Supporters Trust shareholding increase to 500K.

Having listened to the utterances of that organisation in the past, heaven forbid they ever get anywhere near a position of power.

The very reason I wish them well…as I’m sure does Heaven…

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Flocculent Apoidea says:
February 9, 2014 at 11:28 am
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I think summer football is long overdue. Certainly for those visiting Ice Station Broadwood every other week. Why should we dress for a polar expedition just watch a football match?

With our weather that seems sensible.

But in which months would the season be played?

If the season ends before winter then teams playing in European competition would be badly affected.

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nawlite says:
February 8, 2014 at 10:39 pm
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I know I don’t know the full story, but was surprised not to see any comment on Paul Hartley taking up the Dundee job. No axe to grind with Hartley, Dundee or anyone, but did his leaving Alloa then very quickly taking over at Dens feel right to everyone on here?

Both Hartley and Dundee have emphatically denied there has been any collusion.

I suppose because Scottish football is high profile there was bound to be speculation.

However, in any other occupation most of us would not think twice about leaving our job and accepting the offer of a better well paid job.

Football seems to be regarded in a different light.

We accuse players of having no loyalty when they refuse to sign a new contract, yet we have no hesitation about suggesting they should be got rid of if they aren’t to our liking.

It’s a funny old game…

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davythelotion says:
February 8, 2014 at 11:42 pm

Carntyne says:
February 8, 2014 at 11:10 pm
Apologies for misreading! I was actually responding to smugas. I can only blame the drink and the shuffled Spotify for distracting me.

No apology necessary Davie, we’re in agreement… 😀 😀

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davythelotion says:
February 8, 2014 at 10:49 pm
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Carntyne says:
February 8, 2014 at 10:31 pm
For most football fans, their income, in real terms, has reduced over the past ten years. Utility bills, media bills, travel costs, childcare costs, elderly care costs and tuition costs have all rocketed in comparison. Football is increasingly becoming a luxury. The Aberdeen turnout today was fantastic.

I have no argument with any of that.

You’re making my point for me. 🙂

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Smugas says:
February 8, 2014 at 4:53 pm


Humble apologies if my tone was misplaced, that wasn’t my intention at all. IMHO this was probably CFCs biggest game of the season and yet, by their standards, a relatively low turn out. That’s not to say that any other chairman in the country wouldn’t bite your hand off for such a gate. My point is purely that it seemed a bit of an admission today that a proportion of the CFC support now live literally for CL.

When Jock Stein was manager and Celtic winning 9 in a row, the average crowd at Parkhead was around 25,000 – 30,000 for league games.

People couldn’t afford to go to every game.

They were selective.

The exception was European games when a full house of 70,000 was often achieved.

Since 2008 lots of people have lost their jobs, and although things appear to be a little better now, the drop in attendance has been mainly down to money, but I’m sure there are other contributing factors.

This from an Aberdeen fan today…

Bill1903 says:
February 8, 2014 at 3:18 pm

With regards to Aberdeen only taking 3,000. Motherwell away, last weeks semi and Parkhead this week.Theres only so much money available for these things.

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