SFM – The Next Steps


Matty Roth says: May 22, 2015 at 12:49 pm …

Comment on SFM – The Next Steps by Madbhoy24941.

Matty Roth says:

May 22, 2015 at 12:49 pm

“The envy of the footballing world!”


Gretna also had no debt, I am sure they are not the envy of anyone just now.

This is exactly the same rhetoric we received from Charles Green and exactly why we cannot move on; these people are having a pop at the other teams currently living within their means.

Even if we were to take this statement at face value, that means Dave King (and others before him) are telling us that ‘we’ are the same club that only 3 years ago were anything up to 150 million pounds in debt, but after shafting creditors, we are now minted.

I would have more respect for them if they said what they were honestly thinking and just came out and said: “Get it right up ye”!

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Where do I even begin ?


Sorry Jean, I removed that comment as to not offend.

SFM – The Next Steps
Not sure why so many are questioning Mark Warburton, the guy appears to like a challenge, he is currently looking for employment and like it or not, to him and many others, Rangers are a very big Club.

He likes to develop young players which is exactly what the over-spenders need at this point, I think they are a perfect match.

If given time, he could be good for both Rangers and Scottish football as we need more managers willing to give youth a chance.

SFM – The Next Steps
It’s not often I copy a link to somewhere more suited to a Celtic minded website but I hope the mods and the wider audience indulge me on this one, I just couldn’t allow those of you with half a brain to miss out on this piece.


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To Comply or not to Comply ?
jimboMay 30, 2018 at 13:34
Let me word this better so it makes sense!
In my heart of hearts I think it is a new club.

Jimbo, that is just Whataboutary, why bring Hearts into it? They reached an agreement with creditors and exited Administration, with history intact!  09

Time for Scots Government to Take Bull by the Horns
With last night’s result and news that The Rangers are paying out more more on another new signing today, we have to question the finances over at Ibrox.

Let us be clear here, last night’s result could happen to any of our teams competing in European competition this or the next years, In fact, we have seen this many times just over the last years. All this crap about being beaten by a ‘bunch of nobodies’ or a ‘team no better than my local pub team’, any team can beat any team on any given day, that is, or at least, that should be football and sport in general. I am always nervous when going into Europe and I will be the same next week, no matter the team, stick 10 men behind the ball and wait for a freak breakaway in the second half of the game is a tactic (quite rightly) used by smaller teams since the invention of the sport.

The real problem in my opinion is that some teams are spending based on future earnings that are not guaranteed. It is ok to speculate based on your attendance figures, based on sponsorship and other incomes that also fluctuate but are at least pretty predictable over a season, we should not however, budget based on qualifying for a specific tournament. When they do not qualify for that tournament, it create issues that can lead to the club finding other ways to cover that shortfall, and in some cases, adopting practices that would be deemed as unfair. This is exaggerated when competing in Europe as the sums involved are pretty substantial.

This is not new, David Murray did it, Craig White did it (even trying to buy someone while in Admin), Charles Green did it, and now the current crop of custodians of the Ibrox club are doing it.

We have rules that govern the sport, they are there to ensure both teams play only with 11 players each, that only the goalie is allowed to touch the ball with hands, to ensure that only players who are eligible to play for that team are on the team-sheet for that specific game, to ensure that players or teams are not disadvantaged by persistent or aggressive fouling or when the ball goes out of play that the game is stopped.

These are basic, universal rules invented to ensure fair play on the pitch, every organization plays by these rules, even if some have different perceptions of what is meant by aggressive.

However, some go further, some organizations adopt strict rules to ensure the clubs and leagues are financially sound, that no individual team can do what they want to buy success, legally or illegally.

So the real question is: Why are Scottish clubs (via The SFA) resisting this?

THAT Debate, and the Beauty of Hindsight
upthehoopsApril 3, 2017 at 07:25

Take the blinkers off UTH, it was not a post about politics. It was an attempt at humour because the headline has the term ‘GERS’, nothing to do with The Rangers but is very relevant taken in the context of this whole charade.
I never even read the story, I just saw the headline on ‘Newsnow’ and thought “Wow, a game changer”, until I saw what it was really about.
For record, I saved the screenshot as a picture so there would be no automatic link to the political story.

THAT Debate, and the Beauty of Hindsight
We have all been waiting for this acknowledgement for years….. The best ones are usually the ones that you cannot make up 10

History, Neighbours and Made Up News
September 30, 2016 at 17:28
Looks like DJ is on message: extracted from his ‘ESJ’ column today, with my highlighting;
“…The fans have stuck by the manager and the team through bad runs before and they have enjoyed most of the football that has been on show in the last couple of years. But that goodwill only lasts so long and they need victories now.
I do think it is a must win on Saturday, not just for Mark
Ironically, this comes only days after the same man told everyone on air that Chris Sutton was ridiculous to state that Mark Warburton must win the next two games or his jacket is on a shoogly peg. It’s hard to defend the guy sometimes, as likeable as he might be….

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