The Continuing Voyage of Scottish Football – and the Wrath of Khan


Dunloytim says: August 20, 2012 at 21:41 If there is …

Comment on The Continuing Voyage of Scottish Football – and the Wrath of Khan by HengistPod.

dunloytim says:
August 20, 2012 at 21:41

If there is another story out there about corruption in scottish football then please point us in the right direction and i’m sure the many excellent posters on here will get on the story straight away.



How about the appearance from nowhere (no substitutions, no injuries) of 3 minutes of injury time at the end of a game, which is then extended by another 15 seconds when a team is on the attack – just long enough for them to equalise? The final whistle is blown as soon as the restart is taken.


The username “Rangers nil, who missed the penalty?” was telling. We always suspected corruption of some level. I put it to you that it is not only RFC(?) who have benefitted from this over the years. Both ex-OF teams have avoided defeat already this season with last minute goals. Coincidence?

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Stirling Don says:
August 23, 2012 at 15:26

Angus 15.58 :

If I may as a fellow ovine follower add to your Fiorentina point ?

Tonight Mura of Slovenia …

Well spotted! It seems that UEFA don’t pay too much attention to these things.

Mura is a better example than Fiorentina, in that they were evidently out of business for several months between old and new clubs – and UEFA still treats them as the same entity (and that in the face of the Slovenian FA’s decree).

The Continuing Voyage of Scottish Football – and the Wrath of Khan
chancer67 says:
August 23, 2012 at 14:07

Angus it seems you are at the 3rd stage of the Kubler-Ross model old son better take your shoelaces and hide them and get some prozac from your GP there’s a good lad.

Do what? Is this because I posted UEFA-related stuff concerning Fiorentina and the machinations successfully employed in getting them back to the top?

I’m not Celtic-minded, but I’m certainly not Rangers-minded, if that’s what you’re getting at. I am of an ovine persuasion, for the record (not that I’ve ever made any secret of it!).

I was pointing out that we may not expect RFC(new)’s claim to the history of RFC(old) to be thrown out by UEFA.

It was a conjecture, though not explicitly stated, backed up with solid fact.

Because it puts what may be seen as a slightly positive slant on the wishes of RFC(new) supporters in that regard, I get a sarcy comment, supported by 5 TUs at time of this reply.


It does bring to mind accusations of being Celtic-minded when anyone posts something not wholely supportive of RFC (any flavour) on RM or FF.

In other words, is this blog supposed to be objective – or is it just for RFC bashing?

Really, I’d like to know.

The Continuing Voyage of Scottish Football – and the Wrath of Khan
john clarke says:
August 23, 2012 at 13:25

( Is it technically possible to scan a letter and copy and paste into the blog the way you can scan a doc and send it as an attachment in an email? )


You could scan it as a JPG, upload it to Photobucket and provide the link in a post…

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Here we go again
There’s no way on earth that says anything about “fxnian cnts”.

“xxx fxckin organise ourselves, shouldnae be xxx” … though you can hear “havin’ a fxckin’ orgasm …” equally well.

Anybody hearing sectarianism in there is absolutely just hearing what they want to hear, though. And only on a Celtic-minded site would there be such in-depth discussion of it, with more than a hint of desperation for it to turn out badly for Sevco.

Interested to note that all pretence of being non-partisan has disappeared from this site.

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In the nicest possible way …

I haven't read posts on this site in any kind of detail for some months, so thought it may be informative to check in and see what fresh new Monitoring of Scottish Fitba was going on.

Imagine my surprise to find that it still definitely isn't a Celtic-facing site and, further, that most posts are still concerned with whether TRFC are a new club or not, with letters from "Angry of Tunbridge Wells" still being fired off to persons who will – without a shadow of a doubt – stamp them "Old Firm Fan" and file them appropriately.

Rangers / TRFC / King / Green / etc will not now be exposed for what they did, no matter how righteous the arguments otherwise. Get over it and move on with your life.

Or – please yourself – continue to strut and fret to an audience which has gradually excused itself, leaving only a mirror behind their vacated seats.



Accountability via Transparency.
McInnes's touchline ban for reacting to sectarian abuse.

Who is the winner in this situation? The reputation or integrity of the game? What exactly was McInnes punished for?

Remarkable that Celtic don't seem to be too bothered about the behaviour of a bigoted section of their fans that exclusively led to a victim of abuse being punished.

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B Rodgers: "And if we're talking about a neutral venue then it's certainly not neutral with Hearts having played part of their season there last year."

A true "neutral venue", of course, would have a Celtic End and a Rangers End.

It does seem as if Celtic are taking a leaf out of TRFC's book with the extensive greeting and outrage at their traditional advantage being removed this time round.

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Possibly, Ally, but only if such activity falls under the auspices of the Takeover Code. I don’t think it would be relevant to other members of the concert party – it’s King that the TOP are targetting.
I suspect it’s entirely because of this lack of effect on the wider situation that King has chosen to thumb his nose at the TOP.  
I think the ‘red flag to others’ thing, which of course is entirely informal, may affect him more. But, to be honest, probably not that much.

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