Spot the difference?


Barcabhoy says: February 20, 2015 at 3:14 pm Said from the time …

Comment on Spot the difference? by wottpi.

Barcabhoy says:
February 20, 2015 at 3:14 pm

Said from the time from the content of the initial notice of the EGM that the current board where trying to have a word in the 3Bs shell-like with regard to who they were getting into bed with.

It is all cloak and dagger stuff and wholly unpalatable but my guess is that if he really is interested Ashley will be upping the pressure on the 3Bs by reminding them that their currently good reputation could we become sullied.

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PS oh yes and when Sir Walter of Cardigan was doing decent job with the National team, those guys at Ibrox who were supposed to be leaders of our game tempted him back to Govan because they were more important than anything else. What a fecking joke.

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Re Paul Murray and Rangers place in driving Scottish football forward.

While my heart lies at Tynecastle these days let’s not forget (as I am lead to belive)

Hibs first team in Europe
Hibs first flood lights
Hibs first shirt sponsorship
His first undersoil heating
Clydebank and Aberdeen first all seated stadiums.

I also recall Hibs bringing in two or three foreign lads in bthec late 70s or early 80s before it was the done thing. (Finnish lads maybe??)

Paul Murray is a joke. Rangers and to a certain extent Celtic, who in my opinion failed themselves and the rest of Scottish football by failing to build on their European successes in the 60s and 70s, could be argued as, historically, not being progressive at all. At least when McCann got a hold of Celtic he took them in the right direction. The club Paul Murray speaks of had a sectarian signing policy for most of its existence FFS. In latter years it was a castle built on the sand of friendly bank loans and dodgy tax avoidance schemes. For a man with 50 years on the planet his memory is somewhat selective. This is an acting Chairman!! No better than the man who would be King for spouting nonesense, IMHO.

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If I was a bear then listening to King’s airport interview I would probably be happy. He came across well, answered questions and gave a few opinions on how things would go.

All fine and well until you start to dig deeper. While he may be willing to squander his kids inheritance I’m not so sure the others are without some form of security. As he was very vague about getting rid of Ashley what’s is the upwards of £20m going to be secured against being Ashley has the assets sewn up and may object to them being hawked again.

I for one can’t see Kennedy, who was as tight as a ducks are when trying to buy from D&P, part with his cash on a nod and a wink from Dave.

Where is this second place team going to come from? (My guess is they will attempt to weaken their competitors squads by offering just over what guys at Aberdeen and ICT are on). A good few million on players and then wages required. Nothing to say of other teams not being scared of TRangers anymore and more likely to have a good go at them.

By the time they look under the bonnet they may not have a pot to p!ss in so footballing plans could well go out the window.

Like all those property programmes you may want the ideal home but the reality is it always dearer than you first thought and something has to give. So the question is what do you compromise on? The alternative that you never see on the TV is that the folk overstretched themselves and had to sell up a months down the line after the cameras were long gone 🙂

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StevieBC 22nd December 2020 at 12:26

bect67 22nd December 2020 at 12:50

Agree, if people aren't happy with six goals in a cup final encounter that went to extra time and a nerve wracking penalty shoot out then what is it that floats their boat?

Thinking back, by the end of it I had forgotten there was no crowd in Hampden and was wholly absorbed unlike some games I've watched in these strange times.

OK so the quality was questionable and the result didn't go the way of my team but for me this is what sport should be about. If Celtic had taken it to 3-0 in the second half and strolled to the end of the game, no-one would have even remembered the game next week, let alone years to come. 

Quadruple trebles, Hamilton winning F1 at a canter, etc  are to be admired and respected but I'd say it isn't always 'entertaining'.

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Nice to see the thumbs back on the site.

18 thumbs down for a fairly innocuous post re the cup final and 1 person responding negatively to Cluster One's post re  the BBC's  half time tribute to a 36 year old footballer being struck down by MND!! 

I know people say the thumbs are not the be all and end all of the site, but come on guys, really?

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Very entertaining cup final today.

Penalties a bit of a lottery, as usual,  as both teams could claim they were worthy of the win.


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bordersdon 7th December 2020 at 20:23

paddy malarkey 7th December 2020 at 18:36

Would hope by the September rounds there may be a chance to get to games if the vaccine roll out goes well. However in terms of away games can't see any great attraction other than Austria, don't really fancy the rest. Would consider Denmark if I can get a bank loan for a pint!!

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Re The recent punishments for St Mirren and Kilmarnock, I have merely scanned the ruling for Killie and read a bit of commentary re St Mirren

It seems there are two parts to case. Killie were deemed to have not operated social distancing protocols on the bus to an away game and at a pre-game meal. To put is simply, they probably need to have two buses to keep all players and staff appropriately distanced and at the hotel where the meal was served,  the tables had too many people around them.

In St Mirren's case it seems the same applied but they were also guilty of letting players car share. There seems to be questions about not imparting covid related information to players and staff in an appropriate manner.

I may be wrong but I get the impression the cash fine is for braking the covid protocols and the loss of game and the 3-0 award to opposition is based on sporting disadvantage, given the result was that due to Covid issues the offending team were unable to put out a team and thus placed unfavourable conditions on their opposition that would otherwise not have occurred.

The linking of these two cases to earlier one with Celtic & Aberdeen seems to be 'apples and pears' in that both those clubs were willing and able to play their fixtures. The SPFL seem to also be saying that the Scot Gov cancelled the games but I am not sure that is strictly the case.

However, if a team were to fall foul of a bout of food poisoning as a result of their own catering operation and could not fulfill a fixture, is it not the case that precedent for teams being unavailable due to  'illness' within the squad is that the games are rescheduled.

Clubs would not be fined for breaking hygiene protocols and no points would be awarded to the disadvantaged opposition.

I can see why the SPFL have taken the stance they have, in these most difficult of times,  but not overly convinced they have the powers or precedent to take such action. Perhaps it is a gloves off approach as opposed to being more accommodating in 'normal times'.

While not so fussed about retrospective action on Celtic and Aberdeen, I am more concerned that the same SPFL seem willing to disrupt an already jam packed league fixture list and allow a certain team to needlessly go to a winter training camp (which presumably will be abroad), when there could be a higher probability of people straying from protocols and covid controls. 

If Celtic or any other team are unable to fulfill fixtures due to 'covid mistakes'  then 3-0 it will be, no?


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