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Valentinesclown says: March 7, 2015 at 3:18 pm —————————— Richard Gordon rightly pointed …

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valentinesclown says:
March 7, 2015 at 3:18 pm

Richard Gordon rightly pointed out that fans of Aberdeen, Dundee Utd and ICT will not concur that standards have dropped. I also heard Murray say Celtic don’t have the same standard of players. They’ve had enough to qualify for the CL groups twice, and the last 16 once since Rangers liquidated. They’ve sold two players to England for seven figure transfer fees in the same period.

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Utterly shocking arrogance from Paul Murray on Sportsound right now.

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Esteban says:

Why does there have to be a ‘baddy’? Why does there have to be someone to stick the boot into? Why can’t they just report straight on what happens without turning it into Hamlet versus Claudius?

There are several types of Baddy. There’s the Peter Lawwell type. The very successful type that manages his football club very well and is not prepared to accept being treated as lesser than others. For that he will receive organised, negative media coverage as we witnessed the other day. There is also the Steven Thompson type of Baddy, who successfully manages his club and is prepared to publicly challenge bullying comments and threats. For that he will also receive organised, negative media coverage as we witnessed several times. Then we have the Baddy’s such as Whyte, and Green, who were initially regarded as heroes but quickly turned to zeroes, by the same fans and media who roared them through the front door. Then we have the Baddy’s who actually aspired for Rangers to live within its means. We can’t have that, can we.

The only Goodies in this of course are the type who took the reigns yesterday. Scottish born Rangers men, no doubt with links which opened several doors to them in life. Their honesty and integrity will never be challenged, because that type of Rangers man is the most honest, decent type of man there is, who knows what’s best for everyone and always strives to spread his brotherly love across football and wider Scottish society. Criminal convictions are no stain on the character of such a man, as we can see today.

The authorities and the media have what they want now. Anyone who still sees Scottish football as a meritocratic sport should be worried.

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Resin_lab_dog says:
March 7, 2015 at 3:13 am


King has tapped into the pent up emotions of thousands of frustrated bears who are friends families and work mates of all of us. They have had a tough time, unarguably, irrespective of the relative merits or apportionment of associated blame, justified or otherwise.

Their optimism is a natural reaction to the circumstances in which they find themselves today. Some of that rubs off.

Hmmm…does that explain the theory my (otherwise sensible) colleague spouted yesterday that ‘Celtic are f*cked now?’

I must admit a glance around the media this morning makes depressing reading. It’s like a return to the worst excesses of David Murray and in my view any hack who writes they want all clubs to be strong is lying.

As for the SFA holding a fit and proper test for King. Why even bother going to the expense? Clearly they will not block him and clearly this is common knowledge among the media. No lessons have been learned and any type of person is welcome at Ibrox. I assume the SFA will not care where the money comes from either. If they are prepared to overlook crime on this level then they may as well not have any rules or guidelines at all. Well that’s not true, because they do have 41 other clubs to apply the rules to. It’s only one that is exempt.

It’s time to batten down the hatches as lazy hacks accept Jim Traynor’s PR releases without question, while they busy themselves trying to discredit Celtic in any way they can. Aberdeen will no doubt have to face some time being told their Manager is being taken away from them. Various other clubs will be told their players are being taken away from them. King will tell them the world is flat and they will collapse and lick his feet.

Scottish football administration and sports journalism reflects an era best forgotten in Scotland. An era where supporting a particular team or possibly being a member of a particular organisation brought a man real benefits in life, whether he deserved them or not. Why is such organised bias still allowed in our national sport?

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