Comment on Does Money Indeed Ruin Football? by StevieBC.

    Not to exonerate any of the Neanderthals who have thrown objects / punches whilst posing as normal footy fans, but…


    When we have in Scottish football;

    • thoroughly corrupt administrators
    • a convicted criminal club chairman 
    • inherently biased referees
    • a totally biased, untruthful SMSM
    • a club pretending to be a liquidated, massively cheating club
    • police and assorted match stewards simply turning a blind eye to dodgy, offensive singing


    Rather than query why a few neds throw bottles, flares or approach players on the park, the questions should be;


    Why should anyone expect decent, upstanding citizens to support such a reprehensible sporting set up?

    And further: why should they buy tickets for their kids and expose them to the total shambles that is Scottish football?


    Absolutely no point in focusing on those who tarnish Scottish football at the stadiums – if there is no focus on those who tarnish Scottish football from their positions at the SFA / SPFL.


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    Does Money Indeed Ruin Football?
    From ET last week;

    "6th March

    Alex McLeish: Allan McGregor won't take the huff with Scotland over his SFA rap

    By Stewart Fisher

    ALEX McLeish will confidently name Allan McGregor in his Scotland squad next week – putting an end to fears that the Rangers goalkeeper could take his recent brush with the SFA’s disciplinary department out on the national team…

    "Are there any concerns about Allan?" said the Scotland manager. "No, I don’t think so. The SFA are the governing body and we are all part of it but no, I don’t think so. That would be like me back in the day going up for one of my disciplinary hearings and shouting ‘Jock, Mr Stein – that’s it, I’m not playing for Scotland any more’. That won’t be an issue with Allan, he is bigger than that.” …

    Then 5 days later, from the ET today;

    "Rangers keeper Allan McGregor steps down from Scotland duty

    … [he] has announced his retirement from Scotland duty…"



    Good to see the Scotland manager has his finger on the pulse WRT his team…


    Does Money Indeed Ruin Football?
    "BREAKING" from the DR, so must be true…

    "Alfredo Morelos signs another new Rangers deal as he hails 'special' club

    The Colombian striker has put to pen on a new contract extension that will keep him at Ibrox until 2023…"


    And this is a first: well played Level42!

    No really.

    Grab control of the narrative and stop the social media ridicule.

    A good news story for the bears just before a tricky game against Hibs tonight, and Aberdeen in the cup next week.


    Doesn't matter if Morelos has signed an extension or not.

    And why would he if he wants an EPL move?

    He might have agreed something else though?

    Creates positive headlines. 

    When do ST's go on sale at Ibrox again?


    And in the meantime TRFC can still hawk Morelos around any clubs with money.

    Level42 can still generate p!sh headlines in the SMSM with 'scouting stories' and interest in Morelos from all the big clubs.

    But, King can publicly shout:

    "We don't want to sell Morelos…honest.  He has a new contract…honest."


    So, good effort there Traynor.


    [Suppose an intrepid journalist could ask the SFA if a new contract has indeed been lodged with their relevant department? Well, we all know that any / all player contracts copies MUST be lodged at Hampden, and that the SFA is really, really strict about this…]

    Does Money Indeed Ruin Football?
    The DR is latterly picking up on social media chatter on Collum not refereeing TRFC games.


    At first glance it looks a bit like journalism.

    But no questions / opinions, and absolutely no follow up questioning of the SFA today.

    [The piece does quote the SFA CEO – from back in December!]


    And as per, nobody at the DR wants to take 'credit' for this puff piece;

    "By Record Sports Online"

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    Celtic’s Questions to Answer
    TT, the HMRC CEO with the name James Harra?!

    Obviously a 'Rangers' hater, and this proves the conspiracy / cover up!

    Obviously…  smiley


    eJ, thanks for sharing that.

    It looks like Club 1872 could learn a thing or two from FOH?

    Celtic’s Questions to Answer
    I have to confess to fellow Bampots: I bought a newspaper today. I know, I know.  First time in many a year, and I did feel rather self conscious reaching out to the newspaper stand – as if I was reaching out to the top shelf for a dodgy magazine, [as I could only imagine it would feel of course!]


    But out of curiosity I bought The Times today as it used to be my daily read, pre-RTC, and I wanted to read their latest coverage of their HMRC 'scoop'.  [And I had no intention of subscribing online.]


    Rather than backtracking after the online backlash from more informed Bampots, The Times seems to be doubling down.


    On page 11 it was all about RFC and HMRC.  The whole page -with no adverts at all – so a lot of Times' resources are still being allocated to their story.


    Of the 3 headlines on that one page, the most prominent included a photo of an angry/concerned looking McCoist.

    That article included 14 paragraphs covering 3 sources of input.

    McCoist's input covered 7 paras.

    Mark Dingwall of the 'Follow Follow' fanzine covered 5 paras.

    A named EBT expert's input covered 2 paras.


    The EBT expert opinion aligned with the Internet Bampot's opinion.  This expert coverage was slipped in as token balance between McCoist and Dingwall.

    Dingwall's unchallenged input concluded the article with;

    "…assumptions were made that have turned out not to be true in terms of both legal and accountancy terms…"

    …from an unqualified lawyer/accountant running a rabid fanzine! And again: unchallenged by The Times.


    I knew the SMSM has been dumbing down for years, but it is sad to realise that a once decent paper has simply joined the race to the gutter with the likes of The DR and The ET.

    Celtic’s Questions to Answer
    Still scratching the napper about the timing of this massive HMRC squirrel.


    It's during the international break – so there's 'probably' not a footy related need for distraction just now at Ibrox.

    The Memorial Walls court case yesterday – IMO – wouldn't have bothered anyone at Ibrox, so no distraction needed.


    So, it's to distract from possibly something new / unknown to the Bampots currently?

    It could be related to a desperate need for more funding, or something about King, or about the disputed 2011/12 UEFA licence…or something completely different.  Who knows.


    But, to derive the benefit of this well executed squirrel, the bad news has to be made public soon, you would think?

    Are we going to see yet another RIFC statement released late on a Friday night?


    I'll keep the popcorn handy this evening, just in case.  indecision

    Celtic’s Questions to Answer
    For all the rage and delusion displayed across the SMSM, on social media and – sadly unsurprisingly – for all the anger and abuse unjustly directed at HMRC staff…


    still absolutely nothing on the 'Rangers FC' website.


    Considering they cling to the belief that TRFC is in fact still the exact same club as RFC,

    you would think 'Rangers' would be even more vocal in its condemnation of HMRC?


    It's as if TRFC knows full well it's all BS…

    but the SMSM still have to follow the copy/paste instructions they are given, regardless.

    Celtic’s Questions to Answer
    StevieBC 14th November 2019 at 15:36

    This HMRC story has been cranked up to BS Level '11'.

    Headline from The ET;

    "Rangers vs HMRC: Ex-players and staff 'have EBT penalties wiped over incorrect tax bill…"


    No 'journalist' name is attributed to this nonsense.

    It's based "on a source" who is supposedly an accountant but "uninvolved"…



    Well, well, well…

    Mibbees The ET does have a bit of shame after all?

    I've just checked the above ET article for Comments: it is no longer available on their site, and disappeared into the ether.