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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    Bad Money?
    A further liability appears to have been confirmed for RIFC/TRFC.


    The quantum of the liability is currently unknown.

    But, it 'seems reasonable' to estimate this liability in the millions: i.e. it is a material liability.

    This liability may be crystallized indecision in the short-term.


    Yet again, its another big, huge Red Flag for suppliers to RIFC/TRFC – and very public validation that RIFC is in no position to play hard ball WRT any player sales to other clubs.


    If Roberston wasn't micromanaging the cash position before, he certainly will be now.

    Oh well…



    Bad Money?
    Club1872 members need committed.

    A fool and his money, etc.

    Bad Money?
    For those in positions of power /  influence across Scottish football and the SMSM – who turned a blind eye to the impending administration looming at Ibrox in 2012 – and then turned a blind eye to the rule bending to benefit TRFC…


    are these same people – including Lawwell – now compelled to repeat their cowardly ways IF the same favours are required for the next version of a 'Rangers'?


    You can see it coming – and being repeated.

    Bad Money?
    As at the time stamp, the latest court loss to Ashley doesn't seem to have registered on The ET online.


    Just the usual, all positive headlines about TRFC.


    That Chris Jack should have a word with his tardy, lardy, "unnamed freelancer".


    Bad Money?
    And just like Minty / Whyte in the previous incarnation of the Ibrox club…


    King will certainly NOT be taking any blame for the escalating shambles at RIFC / TRFC.

    Looks like James Blair could soon be offered up to the rather unhappy bears – as the source of all TRFC's financial woes.