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RyanGosling says: August 9, 2014 at 2:37 am 1 5 Rate …

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RyanGosling says:
August 9, 2014 at 2:37 am
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I don’t know if this is off topic or not, but I’d like to pose the question; how do members of this community think Scottish independence, a yes or a no vote, might affect the game?
I can’t see how it will be affected either way to be honest. Perhaps if YES prevailed we might eventually get a fit for purpose Hampden, given we will instantly be one of the wealthiest nations in Europe 🙄 That’s enough from me in case I get sent to the naughty corner!

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RyanGosling says:
August 7, 2014 at 11:28 pm
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Ah, good old Dave King getting a mention again. There’s more chance of me putting in £30m than there is of him doing it.

I could always tell you had a few bob!

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wottpi says:
August 7, 2014 at 9:07 pm
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My live football next year will involve father and son bonding sessions, sometimes across three generations, watching Hearts at Tynecastle.

However last night I took my Dad to Murrayfield to experience a CL game and hope that Celtic might pull of a great escape for the good of the countries euro future hopes. Being older and wiser he commented that if Celtic had keep the three players on that got subbed they still wouldn’t have scored.

Frankly I’d be embarrassed to take such a get out if it came to fruition.

There is not a club in Europe, including Hearts, who would not bite your hand off to be re-instated in this way. Celtic were well beaten over the two legs, but if Legia broke an established UEFA rule, then sh*t happens.

If it comes to pass (and we’ll wait and see) then I for one will not be embarrassed one bit. All we ask for on this blog is that established rules are followed. Should UEFA just make a rule up depending on who the team involved is? Isn’t that type of thing exactly what we are trying to stop via this blog?

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Now that HMRC have decided to appeal the UTT decision I anticipate a collective sigh from the SMSM asking why they simply can’t just accept they’ve lost and move on. No doubt we will get the ironic line of ‘why are they spending public money on this’, before setting out to find out who the Judge supports. Of course, unless the Judge is a Celtic fan we will never be told. That IS the way it works, isn’t it?

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ALLYJAMBOJANUARY 2, 2018 at 11:07

Wow! I know we are not meant to put much store on the thumbs up or down, but two people have given thumbs down to this post! Who on earth could find fault with a post respecting the dead from the Ibrox disaster?


A bit puzzled at the thumbs down myself A.J, but there’s nowt queerer than folk as they say!

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On this day in 1971, the Ibrox disaster happened during a Rangers v Celtic game at Ibrox. 66 fans died in a crush. Some of us remember that day, some of us may even have been there, while some of us would not even be on this earth at the time. 

We are all football fans. Nobody should go to a football match and never return home. Rest in Peace.

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CLUSTER ONEJANUARY 1, 2018 at 19:27

“If they move out of Hampden, the SFA are in danger of leaving themselves hostages to Rangers and Celtic,” said Queen’s Park president Alan Hutchison.


I am a Celtic shareholder and if it was up to me (which it is not), I would tell the SFA here and now that Celtic Park is unavailable for any future fixture.  However I know that will not happen, but I doubt there is anything they could do to force Celtic to allow them use of the stadium.  

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ALLYJAMBOJANUARY 1, 2018 at 12:18

I see, too, that PMGB is issuing challenges, in two posts, to the Ibrox based boards to issue denials of what he is telling us.


I see it is alleged £800k is owed to suppliers. In my view unless any of it is due to a financial behemoth such as one of the big six energy suppliers, then we are unlikely to see any winding up requests heading towards court. It simply wouldn’t be worth the risk for any small supplier in Scotland to do that. Having said that I find it remarkable anyone is willing to extend them any sort of credit at all, or are they worried about the bully boys on that score as well?

I’m sure the SFA will want to satisfy themselves all is well though. I am also sure a herd of pink elephants takes off from Glasgow Airport at 20:00hrs tonight with the moon as their destination.

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Phil McG alleging a surveyor has recently visited Rangers training ground to attain a valuation, and that King has also approached a non-Uk Finance House. As Phil says this may well be King raising funds to make a share offer, but IMO it could be to raise working capital too. 

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