Reflections on Goalposts


EKBhoy says: January 28, 2014 at 6:34 pm I do suspect that …

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EKBhoy says:
January 28, 2014 at 6:34 pm

I do suspect that the timings of all these random events are usually just that random, but Rangers will take every opportunity to crank up the heat. They may however need to make do without the full backing of the SMSM , as the Celtic lawyers will be involved if the media stray too far down the dis-honesty route.
I don’t think it’s unreasonable to assume Celtic lawyers have given the SMSM a friendly reminder to stick only to hard facts on this so called state aid. The BBC piled straight in as soon as the Rangers Standard released the EC story, STV quickly followed, then the papers all carried it the next day. Since then though, nothing, despite the frenzied attempts by the newly qualified land valuation experts to crank up the heat. No-one will convince me the Scottish media would not be delighted to sling mud if they thought they could get away with it.

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