Podcast Episode 5 – Hibs Takeover ?

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PhilMacGiollaBhain, I apologise if I was incorrect, and I realise …

Comment on Podcast Episode 5 – Hibs Takeover ? by RyanGosling.

PhilMacGiollaBhain, I apologise if I was incorrect, and I realise it is a strong allegation to make. However I did not make it likely and do not consider it so much an allegation as an observation. I am fairly confident that you would not disagree with me if I say that you very much do not like Rangers, and that you have write regularly in disparaging tones about Rangers fans. Of which I am one. And this is where I get the evidence for the statement I made. If you think I am wrong then please do correct me, but given things you have written previously I would find it surprising if you did. Further, please bear in mind that I made my initial post to defend your journalism. I am not a Rangers fan having a dig at you because I am a Rangers fan. I think you do a good job of reporting facts as I said previously.

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Evidence as requested.


Podcast Episode 5 – Hibs Takeover ?
Ecobhoy, one last thing (welcome back by the way!)

You said: “I can only speak for myself but I wouldn’t be in the least bit interested in reading anything written by someone who hates me just like I wouldn’t read anything I wasn’t comfortable with.”

Yet just yesterday and on many other occasions so many posters here have been saying how Rangers fans should just have come here or gone to Phil’s blog and they would have had all the information they needed about the coming crisis. And here you are today implying that you would not have visited similar sites under similar circumstances (I’m not suggesting that TSFM is anti Rangers, I have been quite clear on this subject many times previously).

Podcast Episode 5 – Hibs Takeover ?
Meant to include in my previous post ecobhoy, I did not use the private message facility on this occasion because I was commenting on a discussion which had taken place on the public blog. If I had an issue to raise directly with Phil then I would have done so, but I am not the one who raised the subject and I will not raise the subject privately with Phil, as he is perfectly free to write whatever he pleases.

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”Now on what is objectionable to others: songs that are inward celebrating might cause offence to others but they are the ones taking offence, it is not being offered to or aimed at them. It is something intolerant in them that sparks the offence taken.”

By your criteria above, it would be perfectly acceptable for a group of fans to turn up at a football ground singing “Ode to Isis” and as long as it was inward looking, it would be the fault of the rest of the crowd if they were offended. 

I usually read your posts with interest and respect your views, but I find this stance ridiculous. 

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Upthehoops, thanks for your response. I’ve recognised my club’s weaknesses on here many times, but the justification given for support of clubs in Europe here is always that they are the Scottish representatives, which Rangers were. You can’t claim (and I don’t mean you particularly) to support the Scottish representatives but then exclude some because they aren’t financially well managed. Rangers mk II have been run at a loss but have broken no rules, and are not the first club in Scotland or in Europe to have been run at a loss. Again, I have been a vocal critic on here of the Rangers administration, but if people are on here claiming to support the Scottish representatives but making an exception for Rangers then I say they are hypocrites. 

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Jimbo you were not as vocal in your support for Scottish representation in Europe when Rangers were (briefly) involved. Neither was anyone else here, somewhat disappointingly. 

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