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    Comment on Does Money Indeed Ruin Football? by Homunculus.

    I see that the goalkeeper banned from playing for Scotland for life has now decided not to play for Scotland any more.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/scotland/5099853/Barry-Ferguson-and-Allan-McGregor-banned-for-life-from-playing-for-Scotland.html

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47530113

    A decade later.

    Homunculus Also Commented

    Does Money Indeed Ruin Football?
    If stopping someone from going to watch football is not a punishment then why is it used as a punishment.

     


    Does Money Indeed Ruin Football?
    paddy malarkey 10th March 2019 at 20:48

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    You really should read follow follow occasionally, they really don't do irony.

    The number of things they deem fantastic when their own players and support do it but consider it appalling behaviour when others do it is quite extraordinary. 


    Does Money Indeed Ruin Football?
    Allyjambo 9th March 2019 at 13:24

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    I take it he has given up, in spite of the fact they are only 7 points behind (albeit Celtic have a game in hand … but it is Aberdeen). With two games to play against the leaders (a potential 6 point turnaround) and plenty of other games to play.

    Know Surrender. 


    Recent Comments by Homunculus

    In Whose Interests
    People are talking about the possibility of Rangers (I'm not sure if they mean the PLC or the subsidiary company) selling it's assets via a pre-pack administration to new owners, a "newco". 

    Pre-pack administration is not the same as a normal administration which the company exits via a cva and is still the same company.  The assets and trading are sold to a new company.

    Even if it did not kill the existing entity off would Rangers consider deliberately causing an insolvency event when Celtic are trying to win their ninth successive league title.

    It seems unlikely to me. Surely that would kill off any prospect of winning the league, even if it wasn't a different entity anyway. 

     


    Tangled Up In Blue by Stephen O’Donnell (Book Review)
    In a not very new development (see the previous club being found guilty of cheating and receiving a large fine) at least some of the support are taking this as a "result".

    You have been found guilty of racism, twice in quick succession. It's really nothing to celebrate.


    Tangled Up In Blue by Stephen O’Donnell (Book Review)
    It also seems Rangers are getting the same punishment for racism again.

    Partial closure of a stand, minimum of 3,000 seats and display a tiny wee banner.

    I suspect refusing tickets for the first away game was taken into consideration but that's just a guess. 


    Tangled Up In Blue by Stephen O’Donnell (Book Review)
    The third charges story is not true.

    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/correction-daily-record-story-published-19037479.amp?__twitter_impression=true

     

     


    Tangled Up In Blue by Stephen O’Donnell (Book Review)
    It would appear that Rangers are now being charged with Racist Singing at the game in Warsaw last week, at least that is what their official website is saying.

     

    RANGERS has today informed UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body that the Club will not be requesting tickets for its next European away match.

    The Club now faces an additional UEFA charge of racist behaviour for sectarian singing during the first leg of our Europa League play–off tie against Legia Warsaw last Thursday evening. We are liaising with UEFA in relation to this second charge.

    The first charge came after the match against St Joseph’s at Ibrox on Thursday, July 18. A consequence of sectarian singing from section BF1 of the ground that evening is that UEFA ordered a partial closure of our stadium for tomorrow night’s crucial game. Those fans responsible for this partial closure of Ibrox Stadium need to understand that they are damaging our Club. If there is a further incidence at tomorrow night’s match this could lead to a ground closure.

    The same applies to those who indulged in sectarian singing in Warsaw last week and that is why we have taken the decision to make UEFA aware that we will decline tickets for our next away match even though this means that, once again, the many must suffer because of the few.

    This kind of behaviour has no place at Ibrox, or anywhere else where our many teams appear. Offenders must please stop. You are endangering your Club which has recently launched its Everyone Anyone project aimed at welcoming all to Ibrox. Those who wish to sing offensive songs must realise by now that they are insulting Rangers players, staff, and fellow fans. There is nothing clever, bold or even defiant in what this small number of supporters are doing.

    By supporting Rangers in the correct way the rest of us must strive to protect our great Club. One way or another this offensive behaviour must end and it would be much more preferable if we stopped it ourselves, simply by behaving like true Rangers fans.