The Day I was on the Scotland U-23 Bench

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Comment on The Day I was on the Scotland U-23 Bench by upthehoops.

Did anyone else see the video of a Rangers Director on Twitter who was asked to give a Christmas message to the supporters. His answer was “We are the people. Bring on the Celtic”. Does anyone believe the media would remain silent on such classless behaviour from a Director of another club, as they have done on this occasion?

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ALLYJAMBOJANUARY 15, 2017 at 13:21

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The one part of Gordon Waddell’s article which stood out for me is the question over some people thinking Rangers are a national treasure.  He is spot on there in my view, and we saw it with our own eyes in 2012. Some Politicians, including senior ones, advocated Rangers not having to pay the tax they had illegally withheld from HMRC. These politicians were from across the political spectrum. The two most senior figures from the Scottish football authorities were quite willing to ignore the shedding of £160m worth of debt, and allow a new Rangers direct access to the top league,  meaning they would have been able to keep their star players and sell them for sizeable transfer fees if they chose to do so.  The Police and Ambulance services were ordered to provide staffing at Rangers games even though their bills were not getting paid.  People who are in charge of OUR money most definitely regard ‘Rangers’ as a national treasure. There is zero evidence that any other Scottish football club is regarded in this way.  In the eyes of the powerbrokers it is clear that no other club has social parity with Rangers. 


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I found this on Twitter. A Rangers fan has posted the reply he received from the Ticket Office regarding the allocation of away tickets. An interesting response to say the least. 


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Does anyone seriously believe if there had been vandalism at Ibrox by Celtic fans on 31 December we would not have heard about it by now, accompanied with pictures? As far as I am aware Celtic officials were allowed to inspect all areas before and after the game. 


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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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