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JOHN CLARKSEPTEMBER 25, 2017 at 10:19 Interestingly enough the whole issue of …

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JOHN CLARKSEPTEMBER 25, 2017 at 10:19

Interestingly enough the whole issue of decent communication with fans was demonstrated last night in the NFL.

Detroit scored what looked like a game winning touchdown against Atlanta with only eight seconds on the clock. The refs signaled touchdown.

However a video replay review was called for an it ruled that the despite seemingly catching the ball and falling into the end zone the player’s knee was down before the goal line and the play was called dead half a yard out. Refs onfield decision reversed.
Normally in such circumstances the ball would have been spotted and the game clock would have ran on. The Lions offense then would have tried to get off another play in the 8 seconds remaining.

However the following rule was applied.

If a replay review inside of one minute of either half results in the on-field ruling being reversed and the correct ruling would not have stopped the game clock, then the officials will run 10 seconds off the game clock before permitting the ball to be put in play on the ready-for-play signal.

So even with the ball half a yard from the goal line the Lions were not permitted to have one last go at getting over the line as the 10 second run off ate up the 8 seconds remaining.

No doubt the Lions fans left unhappy but they at least knew the reason for the not getting a touchdown or another bite at the cherry.

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Not directly an issue with T’Rangers but one to do with someone who until recently had a significant shareholding and the club named has been linked before to dodgy deals between French and English clubs with Rangers being in the middle.

Was thinking the other day that, with the cancellation of the Benfica game, there is just a stench of tragedy hanging around the Ibrox club.

While folk may indeed want to move on it just seems like to me that even if we do, I am still left wondering what T’Rangers (other than the significant fan base) bring to the Scottish game being that a week doesn’t go by that they seem to be embroiled in one shambles or another.  

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(seem to have lost a post or two so sorry if this is a repeat)
Given the SFA and others the benefit of the doubt, I am sure they are fully concentrated on the next two important games for the national team.

However just a wee reminder that tomorrow is four weeks since the reports that the Compliance Officer was being asked to investigate the Euro Licence issue.

Has anyone got Brenada’s old clock so we can keep an eye on when the SFA and/or the MSM are going to provide us with some kind of update / progress report?

If Regan is to believed in that he wants people to move on,  then why the pussy footing around this investigation?

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Given the lack of an independent review and while we are waiting on the outcome of the Compliance Officers Euro Licence decision along with whether or not a Judicial Review is going to take place, I was wondering if anyone was able to actually summarise what actual lessons have been learned by the footballing authorities from the whole Rangers saga and what rule changes have occurred as a result.

We often hear of ‘lessons being learned’ but, on the face of it, I am not convinced things have changed enough for the same types of issues to occur again.

I maybe  be wrong but think it would be interesting if any fellow bampots who had the time and inclination could spell out exactly what has changed.

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HOMUNCULUSDECEMBER 28, 2017 at 13:48

Indeed. And that was my other thought.
Even if Mark Allen does a good job T”Rangers wouldn’t see any cash for any upcoming talent (internal or bought in)  for a god number of years.
To date a good few lads showing talent have been allowed to leave to keep the lights on.
At present the only prospect they have is McRorie who I think has stepped up and performed well when asked.He certainly has confidence and could develop into a decent centre back playing with the likes of Souttar for Scotland.

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I am sure the thought will have crossed other’s minds but will say it anyway.
Celtics ‘free money’ from the VVD  transfer is more than T’Rangers stated  loan requirements to keep the lights on for the next year or two.
Thats the size of the gap between Celtic and the rest of us.

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DECEMBER 22, 2017 at 12:56

Lets just call it 14 February for old times sake and serendipity. 21

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Statement O’clock but on another matter.

ClydeSSB tweeting Murty appointed until end of the season.

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EASYJAMBODECEMBER 22, 2017 at 10:33

Thought that may be the case but was wondering if someone would be trying to get ahead of the game.

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