The Blind Men and the Elephant, a cautionary tale

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Bobferris says: February 9, 2014 at 3:18 pm ========================= If you look back …

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bobferris says:
February 9, 2014 at 3:18 pm
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If you look back over the years the evidence of a dodgy draw is rather flimsy.

Thankfully though, I can now offer a view where a look back through my posts will show I am no revisionist. I said at the time the SC final and semi-final venues were announced the SFA should have waited to see the teams involved. We are now faced with a situation where Rangers have a favourable home draw with a chance to get to a semi final at home where they could have over 40,000 of the crowd. That simply can’t be fair.

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easyJambo says:
February 9, 2014 at 6:13 pm
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McCaig`s Tower says:February 9, 2014 at 5:26 pm

Rule 41(e) suggests that Rangers have 5 working days to pay the amount owed to Dunfermline.
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Thanks for that. The copy of the rules I was looking at was from two years ago.
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Have I missed something? Is there a suggestion they have not paid Dunfermline the gate share from Friday?


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scottc says:
February 9, 2014 at 6:06 pm

Presumably, were Rangers to reach the semi-final at Ibrox the ticket allocation would be split evenly (relatively) as it would be if it were at Hampden. ???
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Absolutely, but I can’t see any of the teams left mustering 25,000 for a semi final. My 40,000 figure is based on some of the teams managing 10,000 max.


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andygraham.66 says:
February 9, 2014 at 2:06 pm
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‘Something tells me that in May, Rangers will lift the SC at Parkhead.
It would be another one of football’s delicious ironies.’

Quickly followed by the realisation that you would not be able to represent your country in the Europa League
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Should such a scenario occur, the pressure on the SFA to cite ‘exceptional circumstances’ will be enormous.


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ALLYJAMBOJANUARY 2, 2018 at 11:07

Wow! I know we are not meant to put much store on the thumbs up or down, but two people have given thumbs down to this post! Who on earth could find fault with a post respecting the dead from the Ibrox disaster?

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A bit puzzled at the thumbs down myself A.J, but there’s nowt queerer than folk as they say!


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On this day in 1971, the Ibrox disaster happened during a Rangers v Celtic game at Ibrox. 66 fans died in a crush. Some of us remember that day, some of us may even have been there, while some of us would not even be on this earth at the time. 

We are all football fans. Nobody should go to a football match and never return home. Rest in Peace.


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CLUSTER ONEJANUARY 1, 2018 at 19:27

“If they move out of Hampden, the SFA are in danger of leaving themselves hostages to Rangers and Celtic,” said Queen’s Park president Alan Hutchison.

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I am a Celtic shareholder and if it was up to me (which it is not), I would tell the SFA here and now that Celtic Park is unavailable for any future fixture.  However I know that will not happen, but I doubt there is anything they could do to force Celtic to allow them use of the stadium.  


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ALLYJAMBOJANUARY 1, 2018 at 12:18

I see, too, that PMGB is issuing challenges, in two posts, to the Ibrox based boards to issue denials of what he is telling us.

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I see it is alleged £800k is owed to suppliers. In my view unless any of it is due to a financial behemoth such as one of the big six energy suppliers, then we are unlikely to see any winding up requests heading towards court. It simply wouldn’t be worth the risk for any small supplier in Scotland to do that. Having said that I find it remarkable anyone is willing to extend them any sort of credit at all, or are they worried about the bully boys on that score as well?

I’m sure the SFA will want to satisfy themselves all is well though. I am also sure a herd of pink elephants takes off from Glasgow Airport at 20:00hrs tonight with the moon as their destination.


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Phil McG alleging a surveyor has recently visited Rangers training ground to attain a valuation, and that King has also approached a non-Uk Finance House. As Phil says this may well be King raising funds to make a share offer, but IMO it could be to raise working capital too. 


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