The Stella Dallas of Europe

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Albertz11 — 6th October 2021 — 8:21 I meant to imply …

Comment on The Stella Dallas of Europe by vernallen.

Albertz11 — 6th October 2021 — 8:21

I meant to imply that you seem to be of the belief that Rangers can continue to rely on their supporters to stump at funds at any hint of financial woes. That avenue may be closing as the last few share issues have not been a roaring success and it seems SG is growing a little concerned regarding the implications of what is to be expected as another major loss in the upcoming financials. Surely there has to be concerns in Scottish football about the rumors circulating on several blogs about the state of finances and what it could mean. Only the auditors have the real facts and will soon deliver a highly anticipated message.

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While its interesting to see the various comments on Scottish referees and what can be done to improve it, a more interesting research project would be on the woeful record of Scottish clubs in European competitions. If memory serves right this year, like other recent years, has not been a banner year. Rangers losing to 10 men teams twice, Celtic battered by a German team, while Aberdeen, Hibs and others flounder. Time to get back to the grassroots and find solutions, otherwise, Scottish club football will be fodder for the other nations.
What will Abertz11 have to say when the actual Rangers financials come out. He seems to be the only one who believes things are all roses in the financial garden.


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Leave it to that bastion of journalistic excellence, the DR, to come up with another fantasy story. Rangers out to end 40 year hex of no victories in Czech. Interesting timeline for a team formed in 2012 but why let the truth get in the way. Sooner or later someone in the media will take a step forward and as a former sportscaster in the US used to say, “tell it like it is.”


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John Clark 28th sept 2021 — 10:17

As follow up to my earlier post to show how a franchise system can benefit a team playing in a small and I mean small market, the Green Bay Packers of the NFL, play in a city with a population of just over 104,000 people. Green Bay is the third largest city in the state and the 303 rd largest city in the U.S. They continually field a competitive team and have won several Super Bowls. Without the franchise system and the financial benefits that accompany the system, it’s highly unlikely Green Bay would have a football team. Also, several of the NFL teams have had the city build their stadium under threat of relocating the team, enjoy immense tax breaks, and in some cases enjoy all the additional revenues associated with the games, food, drink, parking to name a few.


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I see where Ranger fans are having a moan about Derek MacInnis’s record against Celtic. However they don’t appear to want to dig into his record against Rangers. It would be interesting to see if anyone can come up with a comparison. Seems the 5-0 Celtic win on the weekend set them off as their short lived time on top of the league came to a sudden end.


Questions, questions, questions
Should the member clubs of the SPFL pose the following question to Neil Doncaster. Are you reactive or proactive and secondly how much effort went into securing a new TV contract. If he’s proactive he should have facts and figures to back up his eagerness to push the SKY contract through. Did he contact nations of a similar size and apparently with better TV contracts on how they did it. Or did he just sit in his office, look at his to do list and see that SKY called and that enabled him to check another item off that list. Did they not bend over backwards to ensure that the broadcaster was guaranteed a minimum of four Celtic/Rangers games per year. If this derby is as famous world wide, as alleged, surely there must be other broadcasters willing to take a run at the deal.


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The Scottish media appear to gloss over the fact that Rangers beating the Belgians paves the way to the CL group stages. Not much mention of a playoff with Monaco/PSG to garner advancement to the group stages. It shouldn’t take much digging on their part to put that fact forward. As for tomorrow’s game the imminent return of Morelos and Kent has Ranger fans all agog. It could be a massive gamble on GVB’s part as both are coming off injury and lack serious game time. What happens if both play and get re-injured and are lost for a lengthy period of time which could impact the league and any European landing spot.


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John Clark 3rd August 2022 –19:13

John, my tongue was firmly planted in my cheek when I wrote that line. It was an indirect reference to the constant harping on the EL finalists ( last season) and not so much in regards to the on-going saga surrounding a 150 year old club?, a 10 year old club, and all the other nonsense written and reported and presented as factual and truthful. The only truth to emerge from the other night is that they are in deep doo-doo and a loss next week could trigger some emergency sales with over hyped figures.


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Has the scottish media looked into figures at A&E sites last night. I suspect there could have been a number of broken bones, sprains, pulled muscles etc. as Ranger fans fell off the bandwagon. What is it with Rangers and some of these relatively small clubs in the qualifying rounds. Did the Belgium club not realize who they were playing and should have stood in awe and the European finalists strutted their stuff. I believe Aaron Ramsay is still looking for a club and its rumored that Diallo is available for another loan spell.


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