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Well, Regan must be rattled: he made himself available to a Gary Ralston/DR for a ‘hard hitting’ Q&A…which was the usual PR p!sh.

To be fair though, Regan did actually mention ‘fans‘, [once I think in all his answers].

And as a last resort as back up to a JR…

Would be great if crowd-funding paid for blanket advertising on billboards around Hampden, and in the newspapers quoting simply the text;

“The SFA is corrupt.
 If not, then please sue for libel.”

I know, adverts probably wouldn’t be accepted, and the SFA blazers would all stampede for the bunker until those nasty adverts had gone. 

Giving the fans an opportunity to explain why we claim the SFA is corrupt – on the balance of probabilities – in a civil court and under oath, might be too easy? 

Would be worth every penny though!  

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To follow on about the dodgy dealings of Regan et al…

In recent years we have observed criminal elements being convicted for crimes – and more significantly being busted for Anti-money Laundering charges. They have to repay their ill gotten gains.

The SFA appears untouchable and unaccountable.

However, the average punter thinks that Regan and the SFA hierarchy is bent as a three pound note!

So, in the absence of UEFA / FIFA doing anything to recalibrate Scottish football governance…

Any chance of Police Scotland charging Regan with corrupt behaviour to preserve his position and generous emoluments?

I know…much easier if Regan was merely dealing drugs… 🙁


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“UEFA President visits Scotland ahead of UEFA EURO 2020
Wednesday, 04 October 2017

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin visited Hampden Park today in recognition of the successful completion of the first phase of UEFA EURO 2020 stadium development works. 

Hampden Park will play host to three Group Stage matches and a Round of 16 game for the championships, which will be held in 13 different cities across Europe.
As part of the preparation for the tournament, new LED giant screens have been installed inside Hampden Park, in addition to 26 new skyboxes that have been constructed across the South Stand. Two sky lounges have also been fitted-out in the North Stand to enhance the hospitality experience in line with UEFA EURO 2020 Tournament Requirements.
The UEFA President toured Hampden Park to learn more about the history of the stadium and Scottish football…”
http://www.scottishfa.co.uk/scottish_fa_news.cfm?page=1961&newsCategoryID=3&newsID=17268
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Few questions spring to mind;

1) Does anyone in Scotland consider Hampden to be fit for purpose ?

2) Is it wise to spend scarce financial resources on continuing development of this stadium ?

3) Who was tasked with talking about “the history of the stadium and Scottish football” ?

If it was Regan, did his history lesson version stop abruptly at 2012 ?

 


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Extracted from DR today;

Rangers reveal new black and royal blue third kit and fans either love it or hate it
The Ibrox club agreed a new one-year deal with Sports Direct in June and the new top is splitting opinion amongst the Gers faithful…
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And apparently these mainly black tops are only to be worn for home games around 14th of February.

True. 


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It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
Just a wild idea…

But, what if King declared himself bankrupt?
[Well in a court recently, he did claim he was ‘penniless’].

Of course anyone who knows of the glib and shameless one would assume King would have assets hidden, or in his wife’s name – a la wee Bazza?

Would bankruptcy effectively kill off the TOP sanctions?

At this point it seems that King’s reputation is ruined in Scotland – and with the bears and even with the SMSM?

King’s time is up playing charades as ‘the Rangers saviour’, and he must – you would think – be thinking about preserving his remaining wealth as he approaches retirement…?  09


It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
Mibbees after 20 years of failure, the national team and the SFA don’t deserve a dedicated, national stadium?

And Hampden is simply not worth keeping as a football venue for mainly sentimental reasons, IMO.


It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
CO, I think Phil’s scoop about the manner of Nicholl’s appointment deserves a: Wow Just Wow!
It displays how dysfunctional the management structure at Ibrox has become, and you would think, it is a massive red flag.
[Apart from having no cash.]

I also have my fingers and toes crossed that in 2018 my £20 bet on TRFC finishes bottom 6 comes in – with the help of an Admin. event.

[Thanks to fellow Bampots for the tip: interestingly Sky wouldn’t accept a £50 bet for a 150/1 long shot…]


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All the best for 2018 Bampots!

And just have to add this headline from the esteemed DR, so it must be true;

“Bluenoses out of joint as Rangers pub to be turned into gay sauna’s bar”

Couldn’t possibly comment on the article…but a couple of sentences did jump out as sounding familiar;

“…Annie Millers was one of Glasgow’s most hardcore Rangers haunts and it was a real shock for a lot of fans when it closed last year.
A lot of drinkers were hoping that someone might rescue the pub so it could reopen as it was before. This definitely won’t happen now…

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It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
Guessing it’s quiet as the Bampots have been out watching the footy…or getting dragged around the shops by their better half for the sales ?!

Wife told me last night about the Dembele ‘sale’.
Immediate reaction was that it was nonsense from the SMSM.

There ‘could’ be some truth in it: e.g. an off-the-record tip from either CFC or Dembele’s agent, perhaps to simply instigate a bidding war ?

But, my initial reaction to any big story is to always doubt the SMSM’s veracity: the lamb munchers were exposed a long time ago…and it’s a surprise that the DR in particular is still on sale in hard copy format. 

If he is sold for X millions, how will the SMSM / Level42 spin that as ‘bad news’ for CFC…and bad for Scottish football ?  22


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