THAT Debate, and the Beauty of Hindsight

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HOMUNCULUS MAY 9, 2017 at 11:05 … The Rangers interim results exist to …

Comment on THAT Debate, and the Beauty of Hindsight by StevieBC.

MAY 9, 2017 at 11:05 …
The Rangers interim results exist to serve on purpose, plausible misdirection…

Absolutely, H !

My initial thought was that the ‘interims’ were back of a fag packet stuff: start with a minimal ‘profit figure’…then work backwards and plug in the difference into ‘Revenue’.

I don’t know what is actually submitted to the SFA, but as vague and unsubstantiated as that brief column of numbers was – maybe the SFA is willing to accept that alone [?].

The other point that was never clear; who actually signed off these ‘interims’ ?
There was speculation that it was cobbled together by King, with the assistance of a ‘young staff member’.
If so, did King actually sign them off for submission to the SFA ? 
Did the Finance & Admin Director, [Andrew Dickson], even know about this in advance ?
Did nobody put their name to these numbers – not least an auditor ?

And with all the negative financial information – and multiplying court cases – wrt RIFC / TRFC in recent years, you would expect that a football governing body would actually impose a more rigorous standard of financial reporting from the Ibrox club – at least in the short-term.  [I know.]

I’m on the fence with this one: if TRFC do play in Europe I’m sure there will be unintended consequences for TRFC and the SFA – somewhere along the line.

But the risk then, IMO, is that all senior Scottish football clubs could be adversely affected because of one club’s behaviour. 

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THAT Debate, and the Beauty of Hindsight
Someone else is now celebrating ‘6iar’ then ?!

Keef has retained his ‘Sports Journalist of the Year Award’ for an incredible 6th time.

He’s rubbish at his sports job, but he must be bl00dy brilliant at giving…something I couldn’t possibly mention here!


[Does Keef collect his Awards from a ‘Lucky Bag’ ? I think we should be told. That’s one for the more mature Bampots.]

Happy Friday.  01

THAT Debate, and the Beauty of Hindsight
Still nothing on the SFA website about fans’ incidents over the last 2 weekends; 

– fans, [who have pled guilty to], accosting a player on the field, and another making racist gestures
– dodgy singing
– pitch invasion

However, the SFA website does manage to include details of the upcoming England match.

“William Hill Stand – £60 adult/£20 junior*
East Stand – £45 adult/£15 junior*
* under-16s
All transactions are subject to postage + £3 booking fee”

So a family of 4 might have to fork out c. £160 + £12 = £172
Add in pies, Bovril, programme…a conservative £200 ?

To watch the latest disappointing Scotland team, [and typically including several players I just don’t recognise] ?

…and to contribute to the overblown salaries of blatantly corrupt blazers at Hampden ?!

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Just a general observation, about life in general. 

I am thinking that a duped person can actually be the ‘duper’ ?

And that mibbees, sometimes, the wrong person can appear in a dock?

Generally speaking.


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It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
Just a wild idea…

But, what if King declared himself bankrupt?
[Well in a court recently, he did claim he was ‘penniless’].

Of course anyone who knows of the glib and shameless one would assume King would have assets hidden, or in his wife’s name – a la wee Bazza?

Would bankruptcy effectively kill off the TOP sanctions?

At this point it seems that King’s reputation is ruined in Scotland – and with the bears and even with the SMSM?

King’s time is up playing charades as ‘the Rangers saviour’, and he must – you would think – be thinking about preserving his remaining wealth as he approaches retirement…?  09

It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
Mibbees after 20 years of failure, the national team and the SFA don’t deserve a dedicated, national stadium?

And Hampden is simply not worth keeping as a football venue for mainly sentimental reasons, IMO.

It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
CO, I think Phil’s scoop about the manner of Nicholl’s appointment deserves a: Wow Just Wow!
It displays how dysfunctional the management structure at Ibrox has become, and you would think, it is a massive red flag.
[Apart from having no cash.]

I also have my fingers and toes crossed that in 2018 my £20 bet on TRFC finishes bottom 6 comes in – with the help of an Admin. event.

[Thanks to fellow Bampots for the tip: interestingly Sky wouldn’t accept a £50 bet for a 150/1 long shot…]

It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
All the best for 2018 Bampots!

And just have to add this headline from the esteemed DR, so it must be true;

“Bluenoses out of joint as Rangers pub to be turned into gay sauna’s bar”

Couldn’t possibly comment on the article…but a couple of sentences did jump out as sounding familiar;

“…Annie Millers was one of Glasgow’s most hardcore Rangers haunts and it was a real shock for a lot of fans when it closed last year.
A lot of drinkers were hoping that someone might rescue the pub so it could reopen as it was before. This definitely won’t happen now…


It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
Guessing it’s quiet as the Bampots have been out watching the footy…or getting dragged around the shops by their better half for the sales ?!

Wife told me last night about the Dembele ‘sale’.
Immediate reaction was that it was nonsense from the SMSM.

There ‘could’ be some truth in it: e.g. an off-the-record tip from either CFC or Dembele’s agent, perhaps to simply instigate a bidding war ?

But, my initial reaction to any big story is to always doubt the SMSM’s veracity: the lamb munchers were exposed a long time ago…and it’s a surprise that the DR in particular is still on sale in hard copy format. 

If he is sold for X millions, how will the SMSM / Level42 spin that as ‘bad news’ for CFC…and bad for Scottish football ?  22

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