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Neepheid says: March 7, 2015 at 7:21 pm Yet more from our …

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neepheid says:
March 7, 2015 at 7:21 pm

Yet more from our “National Broadcaster”-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/31780476

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I notice they didn’t quote the bit about how much worse all of us other teams have become in the intervening period when we lacked the leadership of a strong Rangers.

(Kinda wish now I’d spent the money on leather uphostelry in my car. Easier to clean)

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ecobhoy says:
March 7, 2015 at 2:52 pm

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I think you are arguing against most of the flow on DK, that is all, and I have no problem with your input, and am glad to see both sides of the case being put forward, even where my own view diverged from your own. I may be wrong.

You raised the suggestion that some people from an opposing stand point may be PR fronts.
Many bridled at that, as maybe over stepping the mark, which I can totally understand.

But I can also understand why you mooted the suggestion, and can accept that it wasn’t coming from a place of ill intent.

Maybe we should see that as affirmation of the quality of the contribuitions made by the protagonists here that their deliberations can be mistaken for the work of trained and highly paid PR professionals.

And your call for people to support assertions with facts was bang on the money.

I cite PMs interview on the BBC today as evidence that some of our fears about King et al. were well founded.

I also note the conciliatory noises and rhetoric being made by DK towrds Mash and Sporrs Direct through PM in the same interview. Be interesting to see how that plays out and what it says about the dynamic behind the scenes.


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

I posted earlier today about Govan fans not wanting or finding it difficult to change concerning the status of their club etc..

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I listened to PM interveiw.
I was driving at the time.
So apologies to all other road users in the inverness area.

Lets just say, in one interveiw he used up most if not all of the sympathy I have felt for Ibrox fans over their recent tribulations.

What a conceited little… p…. person… he is.


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upthehoops says:
March 7, 2015 at 7:34 am

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

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Let me clarify:
I disagree that their support for King is bizarre!

I don’t think it is bizarre for the reasons stated. These reasons are largely emotional, rather than intellectual.
And as such, it is a true to form and entirely predictable response from the bears in the circumstances.
It is in fact the ‘de rigeur’ response for the Ibrox omnishambles.

Is their support for King misplaced? Yes imo
Is it ill-judged? Yes imo
Is it naive? Yes imo
Is it bad for the sport as a whole? Yes imo
Is it typical of the narratiive of the ongoing Ibrox farce? Yes
Is it predictable behavior for the bears? Yes imo
Is it optimistic and heartfelt? Yes imo

Is it bizarre: no.
It is in fact true to form. Craig Whyte and Charles Green were similarly lauded. He has played them like a violin.

And he is about to do one or more of the following I suspect:

(a) feign utter shock and surpise at what he has found under the bonnet and the (entirely unpredictable) financial mess that he has inhereited
(b) delist making the shares they all bought worthless
(c) milk them mercilessly a la Charles Green
(d) try to cozy up to Mike Ashley
(e) distract them with squirrels a plenty while he taps them ruthlessly for the cost of rebuilding with ‘managed’ expectations (expect endless speculation on signings and new manager, re-org , footballing titbits, hover ptches etc..)

Whoever pays for what needs to be done, it won’t end up being Dave King. That is my prediction.


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A new rangers logo. 
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Viz top tip:
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…poof! 
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