Why We Need to Change


Methilhill Stroller says: Member: (89 comments) July 22, 2015 at 10:35 …

Comment on Why We Need to Change by upthehoops.

Methilhill Stroller says:
Member: (89 comments)
July 22, 2015 at 10:35 pm
Just no idea what sky were trying to prove going to Jozi for a non interview. Their first online report was DCK again talking about renegotiating the SD contract. Yeah right – perhaps they did have a few bottles of the wine after all. Suppose a holiday is better than CG in a hospital bed but honestly. Maybe lamb now available in the Sky canteen?

Trying to decide if White and Doncaster trying to compete for comedian of the year. There must be a village somewhere looking for someone to fill a role!

Good win in Iceland and Azerbaijan next. Just hoping ICT can get a result tomorrow and go through with the Dons.

I’m happy with a 6-1 win over two legs. You can only do what’s expected of you. Aberdeen look a shoe-in to go through. ICT just need to believe a 2-1 win is possible!

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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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Questions, questions, questions
Mordecai 17th August 2022 At 05:31


The BBC did provide me with the Information Commissioner’s contact details in the event I wanted to take the matter further and I have indeed done just that! I really can’t see how in the event that a publicly funded organisation has used public money to gain media access to a football club that we don’t have a right to know. If they haven’t done so I believe we also have the right to know given this payment for media access was a known issue last season.

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A few weeks ago, after the BBC published its groveling apology towards Ibrox, I asked under Freedom of Information whether (a) they have paid licence fee money to gain media access at Ibrox, and (b) whether any other Scottish club charges them for media access. They responded basically saying they don’t have to tell me, as journalism is not covered by the FOI act. I find this incredible given that if they have paid for access, they will have used money contributed by all licence fee payers. Also, does paying for access compromise their right to apply the same level of analysis as they do to clubs who don’t charge?

Edit: I see a fans forum online claiming the charge has been ditched ‘quietly’.

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John Clark 6th August 2022 At 23:42

But my deepest scorn is for those in the SMSM who ought, ought as a matter of journalistic duty, as being the very essence of ‘journalism’, to have got right into the stupid, stupid, lie that a football club in Liquidation was somehow still participating in Scottish Football as if it had not died!


For me the most disappointing thing is journalists who we know are not cheerleaders for all things Ibrox, being cowed into submission, I could mention them here, but basic human decency makes me know they have a job, and a family, and an employer who is beholden to all things ‘Rangers’. However, they really need to ask themselves why they ever bothered becoming journalists in the first place, because the ‘seeking the truth others don’t want to hear’ claim really doesn’t hold water! They’ve sold their soul, and they know it!

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Big Pink 6th August 2022 At 09:41

Seems unlikely that Morelos is part owned by anyone else. However there’s only way of testing either theory is if he is transferred, and that seems an ever decreasing outcome given all we have talked about for the last four years is how much he will be offloaded for.
Also, what happens if he runs goes contract down? Would that mean that the 14% would also disappear?
Just doesn’t sound right at all.


You may well be right, however given all that’s come to pass since 2012 I don’t think it can be ruled out either. If it is a breach of the SFA’s registration procedures what confidence would we have the SFA would do anything about it anyway? The absurd LNS investigation springs to mind. Also, the SFA themselves found there was a case to answer regarding the award of a European licence in 2011, then went on to just drop the case!

The tax thieving American businesswoman Leona Helmsley once said “taxes are for the little people”. In the same way, SFA rules are for the little people, who are every other club bar the one playing out of Ibrox. I don’t think there’s any doubt about that.

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Wokingcelt 28th July 2022 At 21:13

Taking a step back you have to ask what on earth has gone on here. I am fairly confident that the UK Government will face a public inquiry (or is that enquiry – I can never get that one right!) over Covid loans and procurements made. Not saying that it will put right the wrongs but at least there will be a report. I have zero confidence that any such inquiry will be held in Scotland to account for the untold millions – by my reckoning north of £100m which if scaled up would be north of £1.2bn in UK terms. And all for a football club – totally unconscionable.


The Scottish Government have said an independent inquiry will be held once all the legal processes are complete. The trouble is, how do you guarantee true independence in such a matter in Scotland? Nothing should be more independent than the Police and the legal system yet that is what will be under scrutiny. I doubt the Scottish Government will want any inquiry to say that there is institutional bias towards ‘Rangers’ because that would then lead to so many other questions. I suspect a lot more taxpayers money will be spent on a whitewash, with the real truth emerging in 30 years time. The very fact that so many politicians and media commentators stay silent on what is an absolute scandal tells us all we need to know. If it concerned any other football club there would be outrage. Old attitudes don’t die easily, and are clearly passed down the line. We should be truly thankful that HMRC do not answer to the Scottish Government.

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