Podcast Episode 3 – David Low


Fans of all football clubs participate in a kind of …

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Fans of all football clubs participate in a kind of ancestor worship. I wonder if the importance of tradition at Rangers makes that emphasis on the past more potent? Bill Struth introduced the idea that Rangers players should always travel first class, eat in the best restaurants, secure the best seats in cinemas and so on, in order to uphold the good name of the club. The recent furore from fans when McCoist stopped wearing a suit and club tie to the dugout shows that this continues to be important issue for them. I think there is something a bit more deep-seated than ‘we deserve the best’ going on. Placing importance on appearance and conduct is not necessarily a bad thing in and of itself, but it does seem to make Rangers as a social group resistant to change and to new ideas.

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Podcast Episode 3 – David Low
I don’t know. Given the bent of the argument shouldn’t we set up a Dualism vs Monism thread?

Podcast Episode 3 – David Low
Resin_lab_dog says:
May 1, 2014 at 1:14 am

Many people – PMG included – have hinted that there is a film to be had in the Rangers/TRFC story.


*Open on Ibrox stadium. Wallace stares through the slatted boardroom window. The sound of illusory title-bearing helicopters sounds in his head.*

Wallace: Ibrox. Shit. I’m still only in Ibrox. Every time I think I’m gonna wake up back in the City.

*Later. Green emerges, shaven headed, from the darkness.*

Green: Did they say why, Wallace, why they want to terminate my command?
Wallace: I was sent on a classified mission.
Green: It’s no longer classified, is it? Did they tell you?
Wallace: They told me that you had gone totally insane, and that your methods were unsound.
Green: Are my methods unsound?
Wallace: I don’t see any method at all.
Green: I expected someone like you. What did you expect? Are you an assassin?
Wallace: I’m an accountant.
Green: You’re neither. You’re an errand boy, sent by grocery clerks, to collect a bill.

*Cue “This Is The End” by The Doors. Fade to black.*

Podcast Episode 3 – David Low
My heart sinks reading that article on the U17 match. Really, it does. This is the return we are apparently clamouring for, that will “save Scottish football?”

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RyanGosling says:

He is attacked in Rangers sites, in far more vitriolic terms, but that is different.



You will have to explain that difference to me. Either personal attacks on Ally McCoist are acceptable or they are not.

I think Ryan is referring to our own sphere of influence – pointing out that Rangers sites are outwith that.
Also maybe that we should be holding ourselves to a higher standard than fan sites do?
Personal attacks (in the pejorative sense) are not in keeping with the TSFM ethos that we have all worked hard to maintain.
Accusations (for example) of sophistry on the part of McCoist at the time of the “dog whistling” episode are, whilst personal, refrain from name calling and other pejorative use of the language. Those who use name calling in response to McCoist’s actions are simply diluting the message and drawing accusations of party bias.

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I do not understand the level of angst that this UEFA decision is generating, although I can certainly see that the media are gleefully whipping it up. The root of the problem lies in the Polish club’s administrative processes, which failed.

It is a bit like getting done for driving 71mph on a motorway with 9 points on your license already and getting banned for a year. A whole year? for 1mph? Easily fixable: drive within the speed limit.

As for justice, well I fear we are looking in the wrong places for justice. As Gordon Strachan said during the world cup, there is no morality in football, only money. The most we can hope for is that the rules, such as they are, are applied without fear or favour. In this case, the rules have been applied.

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Without wishing to continue the debate about the twitter troll, I would like to bring up a distinction that might help us work out what should and should not be commented on here. The troll, disgusting though he is, is essentially unprivileged. His voice carries no weight even if the shocking content of his message renders it more substantial.

The mainstream media, broadcasters, personalities and, to a lesser extent, leaders of associations and online blogs are in a privileged position to get their message heard above the din. These are the people who need to be monitored and, when found lacking, criticised, and they would like nothing more than for us to be distracted from that by the noise thrown up by social media.

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Danish Pastry says:
July 18, 2014 at 7:43 am

Depends which Roosevelt maybe. Theodore R. and ‘teddy bears’ became synonymous, according to urban legend.


Unfortunately for Rangers fans, that particular legend does not end well for the bear…

“[..] the hunt guides tracked down an old black bear that the dogs had trailed quite a distance and attacked. The guides tied the bear to a willow tree and called for the President. But Roosevelt took one look at the old bear and refused to shoot it. He felt doing so would be unsportsmanlike. However, since it was injured and suffering, Roosevelt ordered that the bear be put down to end its pain.”

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Carfins Finest says:
July 4, 2014 at 3:49 pm

bit.ly/1s8P3c6 Wall to wall TV coverage for TRFC this season then.


I wonder how much the SPFL paying them for that kind of coverage? I mean … how much they are paying the SPFL … forgot how it worked for a moment there.

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