Their Master’s Voice


I can fully understand that to win a cup competition …

Comment on Their Master’s Voice by Nuclear Sheep.

I can fully understand that to win a cup competition would be good plan, considering the money that has been spent. But, Mr McCoist? I just don’t know.

Does he have a good record in cup competitions?

No, I don’t think he does. In fact, it is one of the worst in the history of Scottish football. For a football manager, it may even be a World Record.

Question of Sport anyone?

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Their Master’s Voice
The Neil Simpson tackle on Ian Durrant was a case where the Rangers press presented the tackle in the worst possible light. There is no doubt that it was a bad tackle, but it happens in football.

The press ripped Neil to pieces and his career was damaged much more than that of Ian Durrant’s.

I don’t think Neil ever got over it.

Mr Souness ended a player’s career, but the press merely presented that as part of his qualities.

Their Master’s Voice
Former Southend centre-half Bilel Mohsni has become the eighth new addition to Ally McCoist’s Rangers squad this summer.

He said: “I’m very happy to sign for Rangers. I have agreed for two years and I think it is a chance to prove that I can play in the top league and be a part of the squad.”

Top league? Poor boy hasn’t done his homework. He’s in for a wee bit of a shock.

Their Master’s Voice
I thought this was a nice touch from Aberdeen. Wee bit tongue in cheek. Wee bit of a wind up, maybe.

Only £375k for this baby and not quite the £500k that the Sevco Super Bus cost. I hope it does a few more miles though, before its useful life is over.

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Launch of SFSA Fans’ Survey
Jimbo – ‘At Celtic v Rangers games at Parkhead their fans would wave £10 notes at us.’

Yes, the taxpayer’s £10 notes!

Journey’s End?
Hi Cliffhanger
Thanks for that link.  Imagine a Scotland list, why, yes I can.  Imagine it on the BBC website or in the SMSM, no I can’t.
The supporters used to be told where the referees came from.  That was back in the 80’s.  Most of them came from Strathclyde and were lawyers or accountants.  I doubt that has changed.
There was one referee from Aberdeen at that time, but he would never referee an Aberdeen game.
Could a list of Scotland’s referees not be produced by the SFM?
10,000 hits a day is a lot of knowledge.
It would pass the time until something else happens.
Are there any referee’s in Scotland that are former players?  It would seem a logical progression for players to go on to become referees when they can no longer play at a high level.  But I doubt it would happen in Scotland as I’m pretty sure only a small percentage of Scotland’s population have any chance of ever refereeing a high level Scottish football match.
I could me wrong, after all most of my thoughts are based on very little real knowledge.

Look Back to Look Forward
Thanks Highlander for an excellent post @ 21:06 today.  I haven’t said much for a while, but Highlander moved me to tears and the keyboard.
For the large majority of Scottish football fans, since Rangers’ death and the birth of Scottish football’s fairly level playing field, there has been a much greater interest in football.
If The New Rangers FC come back and compete, while continuing to accrue unsustainable losses, then I think there will be a big reaction from the footballing public.  
Then, I think they will leave in droves.

LNS – A Summary
I can’t find who posted the link to the BBC’s survey, but thank you.
The main question and my answer are below
Q13. BBC Radio Scotland’s remit is to:provide accurate, impartial and independent news;report and scrutinise national political life carry extensive sports coverage support Scottish music, culture and arts fully reflect the diverse faiths, cultures and communities of Scotlandprovide opportunities for informal learning across a wide range of subjects encourage participation.
How well do you think BBC Radio Scotland does this? 
My answer:
Generally good, but recently the sports coverage has declined.
I was very disappointed at the loss of Jim Spence.  He comes across as a very intelligent, honest and balanced individual.  He never hid the fact he was from Dundee, but was still able to deliver a neutral, accurate, impartial and humorous report on a subject.  He was a sad loss.  By the way, I am not Jim Spence, but I do pay a licence fee.  He is sadly missed.
The employment of Richard Wilson was a mistake.  His affiliation to Rangers could never be described as impartial.  When he writes, he can’t hide his distaste for all things not Rangers.  I feel Richard’s pain.  His adopted club are going the same road as his previous club.
Chick Young, what can I say.  If he could string two sentences together without saying something stupid, then it would be a surprise.  He claims to be a St Mirren supporter, which maybe he is, but his excitement when Rangers are doing well is truly remarkable.  His colleagues laugh at him.  Impartial he is not.
There are others in the team, who I am glad I cannot remember their names, who are also concerned about the state of their football team.  The particularly sad thing for them is that unless something odd happens, which is always possible in Scotland, then their new team will follow their old to the grave.
It is fairly obvious that whoever pulls the strings at BBC Sport Scotland ran about in blue football strip when he was a wee boy.  When the inevitable happens, I will think about him and how happy he was as a child.  How things change.
The BBC Sport Scotland is going the same way as the Daily Record.  The number of people who will listen will decline.  You’ve lost me from a lot of your programmes.

Redistribution of Football Income – The Human Dilemma
Four penalties in two games must be fairly special or unusual? Has it happened before?

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