Podcast Episode 5 – Hibs Takeover ?

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John Clark says: September 6, 2014 at 3:17 pm 7 0 …

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John Clark says:
September 6, 2014 at 3:17 pm
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‘Practical funds’ seems to suggest those available that can be dipped into. The ST money is surely still sitting there with a big fence around it?

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wottpi says:
September 8, 2014 at 5:30 pm
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…,As discussed previously my view is just enough money being pumped in at the required time to get into the premiership. Ashley then has another Newcastle on his hands in that he can just keep a loyal following on side enough to sell them kit (with a stranglehold over all merchandise and advertising operations) and on the basis of the occasional flurry into europe.

Since Ashley has been trying to sell Newcastle United, what on earth would he suddenly want with yet another club which would appear to be nothing more than an extra monkey on his back? Seems to contradict everything he’s been doing to off-load NU.

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scapaflow says:
September 8, 2014 at 2:22 pm
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I can understand that, particularly after the successful selling of the continuing club mythos, and all that goes along with that.

At the risk of going OT, identity is a very complex thing, and for many people, their football allegiance is a big part of their identity. But identity politics, even with a small p are probably best left for other fora

I know what you mean. My approach is usually to fans who are at the end of their tether. To me, a trophy room and other such stuff should belong to the main bulk of football fans if they start something they regard as the ‘spiritual’ continuation of the former football club.

It simply amazes me that the beginning liquidation process in 2012 has bypassed the thought processes of so many. In purely practical terms, embracing the initial liquidation would allow fans the liberty to create an entity of their own choosing.

The kindest act would be a mid-season liquidation, there would then be no wiggle room to spin fairytales.

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scapaflow says:
September 8, 2014 at 12:29 pm
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..,I’ve never believed that Rangers would, or even should die.

I occasionally try to present the idea of a alternative fan-created Rangers on fitba websites I visit. I tread very carefully.

Oddly enough, the thought is anathema to many, in fact, most. “If that happened, that would be the end for me,” is the response I hear.

It’s a strange reaction, since the re-named Sevco Scotland is exactly that.

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Danish Pastry has indeed been absent of late. I will drop him a note to inform him of your plea…
Godmorgen allesammen. 
I’ve been absent without leave. Mostly following events via twitter (where I tweet far too much about issues not relevant or welcome here 13 ). Hopefully, there’ll be a theme park one day, based around these sagas, with various ‘rides’ (not all free, obviously, tee-hee).
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JOHN CLARKMARCH 16, 2016 at 22:15 69 0 Rate This
Fascinating encounter John. Interesting, too, that he agreed to meet you afterwards. 
Sadly, it appears not only the authorities, but also certain club chairmen have decided to take the path of least resistance. This corruption won’t end well. It’s just a pity not one newspaper will run the story. As mentioned before, it’s like fitba’s All the President’s Men withoot the good MSM media guys. 
Still, I reckon the SFA are worried. And the campaign to promote the liquidation lie and the same-co narrative is costing certain folks a fortune. They’re all on borrowed time and borrowed money. 

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JOHN CLARKMARCH 16, 2016 at 22:15 69 0 Rate This
Morning all? Birdsong and blue skies in North Zealand today. 
John, I posted a response to your meeting with Regan. I was auto-informed it was ‘spam’ and it wiz flushed doon the virtual cludgie 🙂 Don’t have time to re-write again. But, summa summarum – bravo!

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Bravo JC for the interview report. Been following reaction to it. Feels as though genuine movement finally being made to bring issues into the wider public domain. JJ is making a fascinating contribution, too, and quite often echoing sentiments expressed here for the past many years. And his sense of fair play and sporting justice is exemplary. Phil is still adding some deeper insights even though he has a momentous 100th anniversary on his mind, and a piece about that in the works. 

Not posting here much myself, but so many others far more capable do that. Keeping up via twitter, etc. 
Godt nyt år and onwards and upwards in 2016 (somewhat belated).

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jimbo 24th December 2015 at 12:15 am
Happy Christmas Eve everyone on here.
Lovely post jimbo. Brought back memories of gazing into Doig’s Toy Shop on Duke Street in the weeks before Christmas — and the gradual appearence of Christmas trees in folks windaes. Certainly cheered up the black tenements and the dreich 1960s East End in winter. Poverty was a way of life for many of us East Enders, so dreams of Doig’s toys usually remained in the window of Doig’s. Still, selection boxes and annuals were braw, and oranges and thrupney bits in yer stocking wurnae too bad either. In those days you got on with it, Christmas wasn’t hyped up as it is now. I expect children facing poverty today, and who experience a ‘modest’ Christmas, probably feel it more deeply than some of us did because of the slick commercialism promoting a form of celebration not all can afford. 

As an exile with Christmas Day on the 24th in the evening, it seems a long way from Duke Street. But your past never leaves you. I think there’s a wee bairn in aw of us still oan Christmas Eve 🙂

Big thanks to all the excellent contributors to this blog in 2015. All the best you and yours this Christmas and onwards and upwards in the new year when it comes. 
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