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Fara1968 says: September 30, 2013 at 7:20 pm =============================== Keith doesn’t care about …

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fara1968 says:
September 30, 2013 at 7:20 pm
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Keith doesn’t care about spivs in the Boardroom, as long as they are the spivs of his choice.

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tomtom says:
October 3, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Jackson is however still a fud. He kept going on about how Green et al had basically conned everyone. If only he’d read this and other forums he could have found that out a long time ago and warned the bears.
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While Green was not applauded up Edminston Drive like Craig Whyte the media, Jackson included, drooled about him being ‘great copy’ as they printed his crap without challenge. There were some notable exceptions like Tom English, but too many bottled it with Green and simply wouldn’t take him on. The Bears lapped it up too. Unlike some others, I have not once ounce of sympathy for any Rangers fan.


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Kilgore Trout says:
October 3, 2013 at 9:24 pm

I was unaware that the BBC now employed Keith Jackson. This is depressing news.
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Jackson has been on the BBC for a few weeks now. I really don’t get how they think he is of the standard required. So far he has used the station as a platform to champion the removal of the current spivs at Ibrox to be replaced with his preferred choice of ‘real’ Rangers men, some of whom were complicit in the financial downfall of the old club. If there was a vacancy to be filled at the BBC surely they didn’t have to scrape the barrel to this extent?


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I must admit to feeling rather nauseated listening to Keith Jackson tonight. Whether or not Rangers had a cheap shot at Malcolm Murray in their statement is not really the point. A journalist from a downmarket rag expressing anger at the tone of the statement is another thing altogether. The rag in question of course previously compared Fergus McCann to Saddam Hussein, although I realise that was not the doing of Jackson. Equally nauseating was his contention that McCoist’s salary was money well spent given his endorsement of Green and the subsequent season ticket income. He could have mentioned the free shares McCoist was given and questioned just how much does he really know of what has gone on, but that simply wouldn’t do for a real true blue like Ally.

All in all Radio Scotland have lowered themselves to an unacceptable level by employing Jackson. I do not see the journalistic justification when they already employ enough people of a Rangers hue who are more than qualified to discuss events at Ibrox. Jackson belongs in the cheap, nasty, tacky world of the tabloid, and Radio Clyde would be the perfect setting for his views. We deserve far better for our licence fee.


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Mordecai 17th August 2022 At 05:31

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The BBC did provide me with the Information Commissioner’s contact details in the event I wanted to take the matter further and I have indeed done just that! I really can’t see how in the event that a publicly funded organisation has used public money to gain media access to a football club that we don’t have a right to know. If they haven’t done so I believe we also have the right to know given this payment for media access was a known issue last season.


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A few weeks ago, after the BBC published its groveling apology towards Ibrox, I asked under Freedom of Information whether (a) they have paid licence fee money to gain media access at Ibrox, and (b) whether any other Scottish club charges them for media access. They responded basically saying they don’t have to tell me, as journalism is not covered by the FOI act. I find this incredible given that if they have paid for access, they will have used money contributed by all licence fee payers. Also, does paying for access compromise their right to apply the same level of analysis as they do to clubs who don’t charge?

Edit: I see a fans forum online claiming the charge has been ditched ‘quietly’.


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John Clark 6th August 2022 At 23:42

But my deepest scorn is for those in the SMSM who ought, ought as a matter of journalistic duty, as being the very essence of ‘journalism’, to have got right into the stupid, stupid, lie that a football club in Liquidation was somehow still participating in Scottish Football as if it had not died!

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For me the most disappointing thing is journalists who we know are not cheerleaders for all things Ibrox, being cowed into submission, I could mention them here, but basic human decency makes me know they have a job, and a family, and an employer who is beholden to all things ‘Rangers’. However, they really need to ask themselves why they ever bothered becoming journalists in the first place, because the ‘seeking the truth others don’t want to hear’ claim really doesn’t hold water! They’ve sold their soul, and they know it!


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Big Pink 6th August 2022 At 09:41

Seems unlikely that Morelos is part owned by anyone else. However there’s only way of testing either theory is if he is transferred, and that seems an ever decreasing outcome given all we have talked about for the last four years is how much he will be offloaded for.
Also, what happens if he runs goes contract down? Would that mean that the 14% would also disappear?
Just doesn’t sound right at all.

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You may well be right, however given all that’s come to pass since 2012 I don’t think it can be ruled out either. If it is a breach of the SFA’s registration procedures what confidence would we have the SFA would do anything about it anyway? The absurd LNS investigation springs to mind. Also, the SFA themselves found there was a case to answer regarding the award of a European licence in 2011, then went on to just drop the case!

The tax thieving American businesswoman Leona Helmsley once said “taxes are for the little people”. In the same way, SFA rules are for the little people, who are every other club bar the one playing out of Ibrox. I don’t think there’s any doubt about that.


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Wokingcelt 28th July 2022 At 21:13

Taking a step back you have to ask what on earth has gone on here. I am fairly confident that the UK Government will face a public inquiry (or is that enquiry – I can never get that one right!) over Covid loans and procurements made. Not saying that it will put right the wrongs but at least there will be a report. I have zero confidence that any such inquiry will be held in Scotland to account for the untold millions – by my reckoning north of £100m which if scaled up would be north of £1.2bn in UK terms. And all for a football club – totally unconscionable.

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The Scottish Government have said an independent inquiry will be held once all the legal processes are complete. The trouble is, how do you guarantee true independence in such a matter in Scotland? Nothing should be more independent than the Police and the legal system yet that is what will be under scrutiny. I doubt the Scottish Government will want any inquiry to say that there is institutional bias towards ‘Rangers’ because that would then lead to so many other questions. I suspect a lot more taxpayers money will be spent on a whitewash, with the real truth emerging in 30 years time. The very fact that so many politicians and media commentators stay silent on what is an absolute scandal tells us all we need to know. If it concerned any other football club there would be outrage. Old attitudes don’t die easily, and are clearly passed down the line. We should be truly thankful that HMRC do not answer to the Scottish Government.


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