Their Master’s Voice


Ecobhoy says: July 27, 2013 at 11:06 am I think Matty’s story …

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ecobhoy says:
July 27, 2013 at 11:06 am
I think Matty’s story reinforces that any corruption in Scottish Football, that goes unchallenged, has the ability to spread and potentially harm every club to the benefit of the club paying for the manufacture and distribution of poison through its PR spinmeisters which is eagerly lapped-up and printed by a media which, at best, is lazy, compliant and useless.
…and that”s it in a nutshell sir!

I’m off to the friendly game at Celtic Park today. I may even try out the newly opened Kerrydale Bar for a £3.80 pint of Tennents Lager. Celtic are never shy at making a shilling but we have a choice whether or not to pay it of course, and we can also be sure that the tax on the earnings from the bar will be paid as well!

Have a nice day everyone. If you’re at a game, enjoy!

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On a wider note re-the Spiers piece on Ogilvie it is disappointing to see a writer who stood out years ago in terms of challenging the status quo possibly reverting to a quiet establishment type stance to comfortably see out the rest of his career.

For the avoidance of doubt Graham Spiers years ago dared go where no other Journalist would in terms of the sectarian debate and it was strongly rumoured his unpopularity among the Rangers support lead to him leaving the Herald during his first time with the paper. Sadly though, the policy of deference to people like Campbell Ogilvie, Walter Smith and Ally McCoist seems to be restricting him in his writings these days. Likewise, his protection of Gordon Smith who was part of Craig Whyte’s Ibrox regime was pathetic.

Overall it appears there are certain figures associated with Ibrox who are beyond reproach, and Campbell Ogilvie seems high on that list. Just what WOULD one of these people have to do to come under some serious scrutiny?

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Danish Pastry says:
August 3, 2013 at 7:26 am
The question I want answered is why the Bank of Scotland gave Rangers the means to spend at the level they did. It is too easy in my opinion to write it off as only part of the wider spending of the Murray Group. We should never forget the way the same bank treated Celtic either. It all worked out well for Celtic but that’s not the point I’m making, which quite simply is, did a Scottish owned bank practice institutional bias towards Rangers? It’s no co-incidence in my view that the money only dried up when B.O.S fell into non-Scottish hands.

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TSFM says:
August 2, 2013 at 11:38 pm

This blog is undoubtedly critical of RFC and RIFC, and the consensus is not sympathetic to either of those clubs. However there MUST be room for an alternative view,
I agree. It is all about how people respond to an alternative view, and there are no issues there IMO.

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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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