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Paulsatim says: January 28, 2014 at 11:06 pm 2 0 Rate …

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January 28, 2014 at 11:06 pm



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Resin_lab_dog says:
January 28, 2014 at 9:51 pm


… seriously, if only there was some sporting precedent of ‘ashes’ being awarded as a sporting trophy? Nothing springs to mind! πŸ˜•

πŸ’‘ We could perhaps buy one of these, get the bears πŸ˜₯ to fill it with burnt share certificates and season books, and award 😈 it annually to whichever non league club wins elevation to the SPFL on the basis of sporting merit 😎 , rather than as a result of some shamefully stitched together corrupt and secret agreement 😑 .

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TSFM says:
January 28, 2014 at 10:34 pm



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Some as yet undiagnosed problems with the server. It has been a frustrating few hours, but I hope to get to the bottom of it asap.

Matchsticks on eyelids time πŸ™


Have you tried turning it off and on again? 😈

(…sorry… couldn’t resist!)

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paulsatim says:
January 28, 2014 at 7:09 pm



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Another company for the FF hate list!!

Bartin ‏@IBartin 23m
Glasgow Rangers whisky decanter. 1873- 2012. LOL ,

Wonder if they’ll do a Peter Grant one?


Whisky decanter?
An urn – (ashes, for the storage of) – shurely?

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January 27, 2014 at 9:03 pm



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January 27, 2014 at 8:37 pm
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valentinesclown says:
January 27, 2014 at 7:43 pm

Is the penny beginning to drop. Govan fans asking where will money come from?
There is a very simple answer to that. Cut the cloth to a level where they can survive on what they earn. What part of that don’t they get?
I think they probably get it, but they certainly do not want it.
Having to play on a level playing field financially with WATP attitude just does not cut it. Ally is proof of that.


If Stockbridge numbers were correct, then Wallace’s timing makes sense.
BS rreckoned Β£1m in bank to April with Β£2.5m loan facility.
So that would leave him Β£3.5m + SB and other sales to get from April to further investment.
The remaining months of the 120 day review will be spent preparing swingeing cuts and trying to secure further investment.
The less investment the more swingeing the cuts.
My prediction: It is going to be savage, but they will make it to the end of the season. P45s a plenty. The Β£2m will go on redundancy pay,leaving a much reduced club with debt and a hand to mouth existence. 7 years of bear famine to follow.

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The Offline Game
Here’s why the TOG report should desperately concern every fan of Scottish football. Here is why this is not some Celtic obsession.Let’s (for the sake of argument) leave the events of 2012 behind us and all move on together arm in arm with a spirit of cameraderie and good natured competition, come one, come all, TRFC fans and allcomers… hail fellows well met…Wind forward a few months to April 2017. Its been a mixed season on the park for TRFC and a very bad one off it. Legal bills, unforeseen costs and some straw breaks teh camel back. Another insolvency looms, but the board so thi scoming and a CVA looks possible this time.o among us has any confidence that our administrators would act without fear or favourIt could happen. But… oops… an insolvency means a points deduction. And a points deduction might mean relegation. Who upon reading  the TOG report could have any confidence that our adminsitrators would not intervene unfairly to prevent such an occurrence?Who among us (CFC fans probably excepted by virtue of league strength) can be sure that it would not be our club – who played by the rules that should apply equally to all –  that was unfairly relegated instead? Why would I turn up for an alleged sporting contest where this very possibility was even countenanced?Not I!

The Offline Game
Good stuff!
I’m still catching up after an enforced absence due to family circumstances, but glad to be able to get back to this.
And so – in summary – where do we find ourselves today?
Well to buy a ST – or even a match ticket, or not? That is the salient question.
And the answer is – for me – overwhelmingly : Not.

And Why?

The game is conspicuously rigged. And rigged by the very people who were charged with keeping it honest.

And we are being kept in ignorance of this fact.

And Kept in ignorance by the actions of the very people who should be charged with keeping us informed.

Its all gone a bit North Korea in Scottish football.

So its perhaps not surprising that fans like me will be ‘heading South’ so to speak.

Shame. There’s alot to like about ICTFC.
If they could only find an honest league to play in, things would be rosy indeed!

Whose assets are they anyway?
There is a way forward. 
A new rangers logo. 
An rfc crest 
Cheated. (Sorry) 
That would circumvent the mash ip issue, reconcile Scottish football. 
It’s not the desire to punish former rfc fans (hail fellow John james, well met) that motivates me. There but for the grace of God and all that. No time for the knuckle draggers. But without a blatant nod in the direction of the cheating that was tolerated hitherto, games a bogey for all of us. We are here to compete against ranjurs. On a level playing field. We lose fair and square so be it. But when you tilt the park until you are sure to win, as you did for a decade, be sure to keep your nadgers out of range! We are not kicking you when you are down. We are pulling you by your exposed scrotum back into the real world from a mental illness that had consumed you and hurt us. The appropriate response is gratitude. Hint.

The Case for a New SFA.
Viz top tip:
Are you a Scottish sports journalist or fan of Ibrox club struggling to understand the meaning of the word “liquidation”? 
Simply Google ” Redcar steelworks”.
Then grow a pair. 
And stop insulting the intelligence of everyone else in the world and spare a thought for some genuine victims who were not the architects of their own downfall. 

The Case for a New SFA.
EPL pricing out fans.
It Will not end well.
Economics 101
Addicted die hard fans are already deserting the Bollinger of Stamford bridge for the Buckie of lower league outfits. Have you seen the price of an EPL season ticket?
And all it takes is one EU or TTIP legal challenge and TV money is vapour! 
And what does that leave?
Unpaid bills and dishonoured contracts. 

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