The Real Battle Begins?


John clarke says: Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 01:43 12 0 …

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john clarke says:
Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 01:43
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Spiers seems to trying to be all things to all men, pretty much like a few other pundits. They remind me of acrobats on a tight rope with no safety net. Is this the pernicious bit John?

“I remain convinced Lennon was less than enthusiastic about this 2012-13 SPL campaign, given the omission of Rangers. He savours the Old Firm saga and, in the here and now, that is gone.

Lennon respects Scottish football – indeed, he often bats on its behalf – but a fixture card minus the mighty rumpuses with Rangers is not something he salivates over. Among the “Celtic family” Lennon is not alone in this.

Rangers provided the spice. For its rivalry, venom and championship-turning power, the Old Firm fixture is irreplaceable on the Lennon horizon.”

I’m not sure how Mr Spiers knows this but I can’t get too worked up by his opining. This story on the other hand is something Mr Spiers should comment on. A sad state of affairs in the 21st century indeed. And maybe one of the reasons Mr Spiers is completely wrong in his accessment above. Well done to the police though for picking at least one of the culprits up.

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paulmac2 says:
Monday, December 17, 2012 at 13:03
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angus1983 says:
Monday, December 17, 2012 at 12:15

Strangely enough ….no mention that what was written was inaccurate or false…just sorry it was printed!

I guess the chairman was concerned as to the consequences…which is fair enough…

I reckon Montrose were thinking it was say sorry, or risk a boycott. As I read that apology I remembered the treatment some of us were threatened with when starting secondary school – heid doon the lavy and flushed on. Some bullies never grow up, and it is bullying, there was nothing factually incorrect that I could see in the programme note. If I’d written it though I’d probably have used words about a rebirth and a new beginning. There are other ways to say things that don’t add to anger even proper Gers’ fans feel about their predicament.

The idea for using using Niall L. as a euphemism for Celtic fans may have come from RTC posters, and posters on this blog, who’ve openly admitted making false pledges. I didn’t find that funny or very clever myself. It’s one thing criticising and exposing wrongdoing but actively sabotaging should be off limits and condemned, even though it was meant as a harmless joke. As areyouaccusingme mentioned above, this blog needs to be whiter than white, and that probably also means calling Mr Dingwall, Mr Traynor, and so on, by their real names. I’m one of those who probably feels showing respect and fairness to those with whom you completely disagree – and who perhaps merit little respect – keeps you on the straight and narrow.

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allyjambo says:
Monday, December 17, 2012 at 11:51
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paulmac2 says:

Monday, December 17, 2012 at 11:26

Totally agree, Paulmac. This is not an article showing Jackson’s awakening, it’s a thinly veiled rallying call to the faithfull, hence the reference to NL, and the ‘humour’ is just there to make his true meaning less blatant to non TRFC fans …

Perception is everything.

I took the article at face value, I see critique where others see a rallying call and anti-NL bias. Isn’t it quite ‘brave’ for a DR reporter? Or am I just naive old fool? (rhetorical question) 🙂

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jw hardin says:
Monday, December 17, 2012 at 11:06
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Charles Green on the backfoot for first time as fans are slow on uptake of Gers shares
17 Dec 2012 00:01

ByKeith Jackson

DESPITE claims he could earn the club up to £22m buy selling shares to Rangers fans, Charles Green may have to amend his target as many supporters struggle – or refuse – to stump up the cash.

Jings, post Traynor, a Record piece that is proper, critical journalism with a dash of humour. Bravo KJ.

Another demand for an apology might be in the offing 🙂

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John Clark
Danish Pastry has indeed been absent of late. I will drop him a note to inform him of your plea…
Godmorgen allesammen. 
I’ve been absent without leave. Mostly following events via twitter (where I tweet far too much about issues not relevant or welcome here 13 ). Hopefully, there’ll be a theme park one day, based around these sagas, with various ‘rides’ (not all free, obviously, tee-hee).
Onwards and upwards.
PM sent to JC.
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JOHN CLARKMARCH 16, 2016 at 22:15 69 0 Rate This
Fascinating encounter John. Interesting, too, that he agreed to meet you afterwards. 
Sadly, it appears not only the authorities, but also certain club chairmen have decided to take the path of least resistance. This corruption won’t end well. It’s just a pity not one newspaper will run the story. As mentioned before, it’s like fitba’s All the President’s Men withoot the good MSM media guys. 
Still, I reckon the SFA are worried. And the campaign to promote the liquidation lie and the same-co narrative is costing certain folks a fortune. They’re all on borrowed time and borrowed money. 

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JOHN CLARKMARCH 16, 2016 at 22:15 69 0 Rate This
Morning all? Birdsong and blue skies in North Zealand today. 
John, I posted a response to your meeting with Regan. I was auto-informed it was ‘spam’ and it wiz flushed doon the virtual cludgie 🙂 Don’t have time to re-write again. But, summa summarum – bravo!

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Bravo JC for the interview report. Been following reaction to it. Feels as though genuine movement finally being made to bring issues into the wider public domain. JJ is making a fascinating contribution, too, and quite often echoing sentiments expressed here for the past many years. And his sense of fair play and sporting justice is exemplary. Phil is still adding some deeper insights even though he has a momentous 100th anniversary on his mind, and a piece about that in the works. 

Not posting here much myself, but so many others far more capable do that. Keeping up via twitter, etc. 
Godt nyt år and onwards and upwards in 2016 (somewhat belated).

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jimbo 24th December 2015 at 12:15 am
Happy Christmas Eve everyone on here.
Lovely post jimbo. Brought back memories of gazing into Doig’s Toy Shop on Duke Street in the weeks before Christmas — and the gradual appearence of Christmas trees in folks windaes. Certainly cheered up the black tenements and the dreich 1960s East End in winter. Poverty was a way of life for many of us East Enders, so dreams of Doig’s toys usually remained in the window of Doig’s. Still, selection boxes and annuals were braw, and oranges and thrupney bits in yer stocking wurnae too bad either. In those days you got on with it, Christmas wasn’t hyped up as it is now. I expect children facing poverty today, and who experience a ‘modest’ Christmas, probably feel it more deeply than some of us did because of the slick commercialism promoting a form of celebration not all can afford. 

As an exile with Christmas Day on the 24th in the evening, it seems a long way from Duke Street. But your past never leaves you. I think there’s a wee bairn in aw of us still oan Christmas Eve 🙂

Big thanks to all the excellent contributors to this blog in 2015. All the best you and yours this Christmas and onwards and upwards in the new year when it comes. 
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