Why the Beast of Armageddon Failed to Show?


Exiledcelt says: Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 08:24 Was not surprised that …

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exiledcelt says:

Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 08:24

Was not surprised that Gio Van Bronkhurst was shown to have declined such items – he always struck me as not only a very good player, but someone who carried himself very well.

Exiled…my thoughts exactly re Mr Van B., whom I had always admired as a player.

Apart from my fellow (?) beancounter and member, Dr Poon, I think he is the only “player” to come out of this scenario with an untarnished reputation.

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manandboy says:
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 09:21
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And so was born the myth of the professional.

However, to state the obvious, professionals are human. They are therefore flawed.

Meanwhile the common man continues to stand and shake his head…(my edit)

manandboy…I have been trying to say this from the date I first read RTC.

However, yiu have put it over so succinctly…many thanks.

Why the Beast of Armageddon Failed to Show?
Danish Pastry says:

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 19:35

If anyone needs a bit of cheering up get over to SkySports 2 and check out Michael Owen’s moustache. It’s a brammer!


DP…saw it the other night…a real “brammer”…!

PS thank you for the “Parliamo Glasgow”…copyright Stanley Baxter…!

Why the Beast of Armageddon Failed to Show?
thebasharmilesteg says:

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 12:51

Clear evidence of payments in contravention of football authorities’ rules and intent to coenceal them, even from their own auditors.

Evidence of undeclared bonuses made to players immediately a specific European match.

And you call this a victory? Sounds like the kind of victory Adolf was enjoying in May 1945.
thebasharmilesteg….I agree with your points and sentiments, but on a factual basis, these “payments” (sic) were not hidden from the auditors, Grant Thornton, but disclosed in the accounts, albeit virtually buried in the “Notes to the Accounts”, where even we beancounters cannot always be bothered looking!

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ICAS Practice Regulation only get upset when recalcitrant, (no, not “concomitant”) members, like me, fail to return meaningless checklists or forms in time.
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