Why We Need to Change


Fisiani says: Member: (34 comments) June 23, 2015 at 5:36 am =========================== It’s …

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Fisiani says:
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June 23, 2015 at 5:36 am

It’s a bit of a stand off situation at the moment. On one hand we have Phil McG alleging Dave King offered his shares to Mike Ashley. Further, It is also alleged King is trying to access the 2nd £5M loan Ashley made available on a conditional basis. Given the fans opposition to Ashley, and the scatter gun public comments made against him leading up to and since Kingco won control, these are very serious allegations. Phil seems very sure of his source and it is beyond me why at least one Journalist or Editor does not want to follow up to see for themselves. On the other hand the only credible source of income left for Rangers is season tickets. Their new Manager confirmed yesterday there will be no major cash splash so it is fair to assume a large season ticket uptake is the aim to take them through the season. It is clear the media are trying their best to help them in this regard. The out of perspective reporting on the players they are signing confirms that in my view. Is it really so desperate that they don’t want to go after a story that clearly won’t go away? After all, it is only a few months ago they rather gleefully told the SFA good luck with taking on big Mike and his legal team. Of course, that was the time they dreamed of big Mike actually bankrolling a charge towards the Champions League. It might not be what the bears want to read or hear, but for the media to ignore something like this after their endorsement of Whyte then Green is inexcusable. These serious allegations have been made, and the response to them should go well beyond a PR release. They say the days of big budgets to go after stories is gone. How much would a few phone calls cost to find out for themselves? If there is substance to it, I can’t see big Mike objecting to it becoming mainstream news.

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Finloch says:
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August 20, 2015 at 1:13 pm

Football rivalry fuels many different viewpoints and outlooks on what is best for the game. I have no issue with whatever views people hold, but my main objection to the removed ‘well done Malmo’ post is I believe this forum is generally accepted not to be the place for such views. While the mods may not have made us sign a charter, most people seem to see this as a forum where more respect is shown to others than several others on the Internet. For anyone wanting to revel in Malmo’s last gasp goal there are many places on the Internet they will be more that welcome.

Personally I wish we were today talking whether Celtic, Aberdeen, ICT, and St Johnstone could all make their respective group stages, but it’s not to be. For the record I believe Celtic will still make it, but if they fail I don’t believe for a minute this place will be awash with joy from other fans. It’s not what we’re here for and together we’ll get there.

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There’s Only One Willie Miller says:
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August 19, 2015 at 9:46 pm
Well done Malmo

I don’t know what your point is but I remember no ill will at all towards your team in Europe from anyone on this forum, even though they failed. Poor stuff and not for here in my view.

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Re the chat on future guests for the blog, I see Michael Stewart getting a mention. Having heard his views on Radio Scotland on what happened in 2012 Stewart is a big no thanks for me personally. His views were ‘Rangers were relegated to the bottom league, what more do people want?’ If only it was so simple. I can’t tell the mods how to do business and would never attempt to, but personally I will not be listening to someone who is so outspoken on every other subject under the sun but is so willing to toe the party line on what happened in 2012.

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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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