Reflections on Goalposts


M.c.f.c. We’re on the same side. Upon re-reading my original post …

Comment on Reflections on Goalposts by Jack Jarvis.


We’re on the same side.

Upon re-reading my original post at 11.34 this morning, it is clear that my ham-fisted attempt at irony resulted in your misinterpreting my meaning. Our subsequent discussion have, therefore, been predicated on a complete misunderstanding and I now fully understand the content and tone of your replies, to which I took exception.
To be clear, I was suggesting that, given the recent history between Rangers and their SFA placemen, it was not outwith the bounds of possibility that their current financial predicament could be eased somewhat by additional income from home cup ties/replays/stadium hire, and that we should be outraged, if not surprised if it came to pass.

I was anticipating and warning of the possibility of some form of quantitative easing down Govan way –
I never have been, am not, and never will be guilty of:
“• Naive optimism about the progress of Rangers team/manager in cup competitions ;
• Persistent assumption that Ranger-nomics has not already been performed by insiders on all publicly available data;
• Blythe disregard for recent developments e.g. £200K contractual pay-off to Stockbridge which wipes out the benefit of one cup match.”

Although I am still smarting a little from our contretemps, I am comforted somewhat by the fact that the 34-0 thumbs up for my initial post indicates that my point was not missed by everyone.

My apologies to you m.c.f.c. and to TSFM if my replies in any way veered towards “playing the man”. I was having difficulty remaining restrained and polite in the face of what I perceived to be unwarranted criticism and sarcasm. I do not possess Ecobhoy’s capacity for tolerance and understanding. Those still need a bit of work, as does my writing style.

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Reflections on Goalposts
m.c.f.c. says:
January 29, 2014 at 5:14 pm

“It seemed to me that you were heading towards “sustainable business, too big to fail, nothing to see here, move along”.”
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My friends who know my log-in on here will have a field day with that – and I’m going to Celtic Park with one of them tonight.

Thanks a bunch.


Reflections on Goalposts
slimshady61 says:
January 29, 2014 at 1:36 pm

I didn’t know their tie with Dunfermline was on a Friday and on the telly. This will certainly impact on the crowd to a certain degree, but I suspect that the “Buy a ticket – Save the Team” propaganda will push it beyond 30.000. Do you think that their share of the gate money combined with the rental fees for the semi-finals will be enough to enable them to reach ST renewal time, or is it a drop in the Dead Sea?

Reflections on Goalposts
m.c.f.c. says:
January 29, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Ignoring my “indefensible extrapolation and wishful timing of events” – which I assume refers to my hypothesis/suspicions regarding the outcome of this round and the potential opponents and venue of the next – and consider only the upcoming home tie with Dunfermline in February and the rental of Ibrox twice in April do you think that the amount of additional income scheduled to be ingathered between now and ST renewal time would be enough to assist them over the line without any need for reductions in staff costs, or is it an insignificant amount in the greater scheme of things?

Does anyone know how much the SFA are paying to rent Ibrox and Celtic Park for the semi-finals and the final?

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Absolutely superb, Highlander.


If that doesn’t illicit a response, nothing will.

I’ve never been a fan of the “multiple copy & paste” complaints procedure. In my opinion a single, well written, thoughtfully constructed and respectfully presented correspondence from a genuinely concerned and passionate “customer” is more likely to get a response than a barrage of identical complaints.

If the “head honcho” of every SPFL club which has suggested that there should be nothing done about the decade(s) of systematic cheating, or hasn’t commented at all about the issue, were to receive this email from one of their fans it might generate some boardroom discussion or, better still, move them to elicit their own fans’ opinions and issue a statement.

If one fan from each of the clubs represented on this forum contacted his/her club using Highlander’s email as a template and then posted on here that they had done so (to prevent other fans of the same club from duplicating, and thus reducing its effect) it might produce a very positive result.

Clubs may not know that their fans are angry, or why? Highlander’s email explains it – in spades.

Good Try Mr. McKenzie
Sergio BiscuitsJanuary 26, 2017 at 14:59 
THE RANGERS NIL? WHOMISSEDTHEPENALTY? JJ didn’t have to do much research, the article in question was posted on here yesterday, from PMGB’s twitter.
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JJ is scathing in his critisism of SFM, Sergio, and often forgets to acknowledge his sources. 
I was being sarcastic.

Good Try Mr. McKenzie
I note, with interest, that John James’ latest offering leans heavily on an article in the Guardian from 2012. He is to be commended on his research.

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