Gilt-Edged Justice

Excellent food for thought which we thought worthy of inclusion…

Big Pink

Big Pink

Big Pink is John Cole; a former schoolteacher based in the West of Scotland, He is also a print and broadcast journalist who is engaged in the running of SFM . Former gigs include Newstalk 106, the Celtic View, and Channel67.

A Celtic fan, he is also the voice of our podcast initiative.

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  1. Brenda


    Danish Pastry

    I listen to SSB now simply for the entertainment value 🙂 especially if DJ and HK are in attendance, Gordon Dalziel and Roger Hannah are pretty funny too it’s like a trfc appreciation society. But the brilliant thing is that everything they say about trfc/mccoist/green/newco/oldco etc is sugar-coated tosh and the minute a caller challenges them the caller gets cut off or they go for a news break, an ad break, a travel report or they have ‘technical problems’ 🙂 the ‘show’ is sh!t but I love laughing at ‘buster blood-vessel DJ’ and HK who should really do himself a favour and do one 🙂

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  2. bogsdollox


    About 8 years ago I complained to SSB about the balderdash being spouted by Johnstone and Hately, who at the time were both employees, in some capacity or other, of Rangers. There nightly output was basically Rangers PR (not unlike most of the other media outlets at the time).

    Hately was dropped not long after but Johnstone is still at the top of his game and must surely win the Thick IMBECILE of the year ward this year and I say that even though it’s only March!

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  3. carlislecelt


    Taysider says:

    Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 09:06
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    Just tried it 15.25 and it is as you said Error!

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  4. Brenda


    DJ was with real radio’s phone -in for a while till it was bagged?? Came back to SSB where most of the ‘pundits’ and I use that term very loosely indeed have deidco connections 🙂

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  5. Delbhoy


    Danish :
    As Charles Green says, this is the worst, and also the best and only Sevco / The rangers team ever seen.

    Bigsausagefingers:

    defending this fallacy to the nth degree, must be qualified:

    Thus far and no more.

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  6. theoldcourse


    Delbhoy@14:10

    It doesn’t need complicated goal line technology. A simple system could be implemented by two cameras and a PC to record and rewind the video. Stick a video referee in radio contact with the ref and hey presto. If you want to get fancy then give each manager three challenges like they do in tennis. When they’re used up then thats it.

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  7. bigsausagefingers


    @ Brenda
    Yes and I am baffled at the shows producers decision to reappoint DJ. With the shows already bulging diedco employees what did they believe DJ would bring to the table.

    Ps Danish, an excellent synopsis of the show 🙂

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  8. tomtom


    theoldcourse says:
    Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 15:33
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    Delbhoy@14:10

    It doesn’t need complicated goal line technology. A simple system could be implemented by two cameras and a PC to record and rewind the video. Stick a video referee in radio contact with the ref and hey presto. If you want to get fancy then give each manager three challenges like they do in tennis. When they’re used up then thats it.

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    Exactly. An 8mm camera wired up to an old analogue tv coupled with a Betamax VCR could do the job. Save a fortune.

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  9. rantinrobin


    Just listened to excellent programme on Radio 4 about status quo bias.The essence of the prog. was that in order to challenge the weary mantra of maintaining the status quo you have to alter the status quo by presenting a vision of a fresh future which would serve to allay fears about throwing out the old.
    This aligned with Henry Clarson’s excellent blog today about the nonsense of the need for a strong TRFC made my day.

    There is no need for a strong Rangers.No need at all.A fresh vision would be a need for a strong football league.

    We require visionaries to run our game.We don’t have them at present.

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  10. bigsausagefingers


    tomtomaswell on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 15:44
    Exactly. An 8mm camera wired up to an old analogue tv coupled with a Betamax VCR could do the job. Save a fortune.
    ////////////////////////////////////////////////
    As I have been emptying my attic today in anticipation of insulation being fitted tomorrow I am in possession of all the above required equipment. Should I box them up and post them to the SFA ?
    By the way and nothing to do with anything I plugged in my old record player too. What a great medium vinyl is. Sgt pepper doesn’t have a bad track either.

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  11. youtawknaboot


    Henry Clarson’s excellent blog today..?
    rantin,any link available to the above …please

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  12. rantinrobin


    http://t.co/1D94f5zRIu

    Henry Clarson piece

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  13. deldons


    Me thinks David Longmuir has been reigned in by the clubs in the SFL he’s supposed to represent! the “move at their own pace” statement in relation to the restructuring sounds like a bit of a rebuke of his relationship with Rega(i)n and Doomcaster. Have the SFL clubs simply said to him ‘David we’ll decide not you and yer so called bigger pals!’

    Also with the SPL Board not officially ‘accepting’ / appealing as yet the LNS report/findings coupled with the restructuring vote on the 15th April I can see a fair amount of plate spinning going on by the 3 amoebas (L,R,D) their relationships with their respective representative clubs bodies. I’m wondering if the delay in the SPL board ratifying or not the LNS decision could have any bearing on the ways that clubs might vote or not by simply abstaining/ vetoing until clarity over the LNS situation.

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  14. Danish Pastry


    theoldcourse says:
    Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 15:33
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    Delbhoy@14:10

    It doesn’t need complicated goal line technology. A simple system could be implemented by two cameras and a PC to record and rewind the video. Stick a video referee in radio contact with the ref and hey presto. If you want to get fancy then give each manager three challenges like they do in tennis. When they’re used up then thats it.
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    Seems like the obvious solution oldcourse. Tom English is a champion of this. It works for rugby and cricket, and I’m sure there’s someone at the SFA who’s heard of cricket.

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  15. prohibby


    bigsausagefingers says:
    Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 16:03
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    tomtomaswell on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 15:44
    Exactly. An 8mm camera wired up to an old analogue tv coupled with a Betamax VCR could do the job. Save a fortune.
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    Sounds up to the job – as long as you can prevent any LNS interference .

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  16. deldons


    On the goal line technology stuff there’s no need for any fancy Dan cameras in goal posts, etc -I would propose a ‘D’ inside the goal so that the ref and assistant ref (as they like to be called) can determine if a ‘goal’ is inside the ‘D’ or..erm…outside the ‘D’..don’t laugh that could catch on!

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  17. tomtom


    prohibby says:
    Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 16:24
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    bigsausagefingers says:
    Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 16:03
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    tomtomaswell on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 15:44
    Exactly. An 8mm camera wired up to an old analogue tv coupled with a Betamax VCR could do the job. Save a fortune.
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    Sounds up to the job – as long as you can prevent any LNS interference .

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    😀

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  18. Carl31 (@C4rl31)


    Re goal line technology…

    The interpretation, as I understand things, of whether its a goal when it crosses the line or not, might be a bit different to what has hitherto been the case.

    If the ball is heading towards the goal line (between the goalposts and below the crossbar) the game is in a state of being “not-a-goal”.
    When the ball crosses that goal line as described, the game status does not cease to be “not-a-goal” immediately, and immediately become “a-goal”, but instead it falls into a category of being ‘liable to have its “not-a-goal” status revoked.
    However, full revocation of its “not-a-goal” status must be applied at the time and during the course of play, and cannot be retrospectively applied, i.e. after a bit and having asked Blind Pe….er , I mean …. the able linesman what he saw.

    So, even though the ball may be nestling nicely in the back of the net, the game status retains its “not-a-goal” Registration and is eligible as a “not-a-goal” game, albeit in a state of being ‘liable to have its “not-a-goal” status revoked.

    Once full revocation takes place, then, and only then, is it “a-goal”.

    Even though its as plain as the nose on yer face that its a goal.
    🙂 🙂 🙂

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  19. scapaflow14

    scapaflow14


    Carl31 (@C4rl31) says:

    Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 17:06

    So we now have Schoedinger’s Goal?

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  20. wottpi


    Goal line technology?

    Fill the area behind the goal line with loose sand or that muddy mess they use on Total Wipe Out for the sucker punch. (The kids like it and tha’s my excuse in first)

    If ball goes in there it won’t come out, therefore its a GOALLLLLLL!!! 🙂

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  21. rantinrobin


    Chris McLaughlin ‏@BBCchrismclaug
    #SFL chief exec fears #Celtic and #Rangers may leave Scottish football and wants colt teams to ‘leave legacy’ more on @BBCRadioScot 1735

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  22. rantinrobin


    Fear laden prophets of doom strike again,note Chris McLaughlin use of fear word

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  23. Lord Wobbly


    Apologies if already posted.

    Just imagine if someone had, oh I don’t know, let’s say deliberately mislead, possibly even lied to, both Government and sporting authorities, what do you think the consequences might be?

    http://m.guardian.co.uk/sport/2013/mar/07/london-welsh-deducted-points-keats

    http://m.guardian.co.uk/sport/2013/mar/08/mike-scott-rfu-life-ban

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  24. jonnyod


    SFL chief exec fears celtic and sevco may leave Scottish fluteball
    Have the sevco institutional investors been on the phone after the Annan result and Chico needs a moonbeam to allay their fears .
    Where does this ,colt teams term come from would colt and cowboy team not be more appropriate with the sevco Dallas link up and the legacy the last COWBOYS that ran the deid club left for the rest of Scottish fluteball .

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  25. valentinesclown


    finloch says:
    Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 09:10
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    Danish Pastry says:
    Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 08:49

    http://www.saveourglen.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Gavin-Mastertons-complex-deals.pdf

    Is this an SDM Mark II scenario?

    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

    I think it is actually very close to home and is SDM Mk 1.
    First cousins and interlinked in ways we don’t even know yet.

    This whole story is and was never about football but about egos in business and (some of) the Scottish Financial Mafia and how they helped each other.
    Football just allowed some of them to increase their public profiles cheaply.

    Its a story still waiting to be pieced together
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    It is comforting to know that the MSM will be piecing this story together as we speak, as we know their is plenty of material available concerning Mr Masterton and his cosy relationship with Mr Moonbeams, Rangers, MIH and millions of pounds (in loans) when all was not financially stable at Ibrox and the Murray empire in the glorious 90’s.

    Not to mention where Mr Masterton purchased his metal for his Stadia adventure.

    I wonder what paper will win the race with this story the record or the sun?

    Mr Cummings has been rumbled and Mr Masterton as we know was his mentor, only time will tell.

    Dunfermilne looks like suffering as a result of this dubious character. Maybe Mr Masterton will put his OWN money towards saving Dunfermilne?

    More chance of the Sun or Record printing the above story did I here someone say. .

    Maybe I will call SSB and ask DJ.

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  26. Schneeb


    Carl31 (@C4rl31) says: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 17:06

    scapaflow14 says: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 17:10 6 0 Rate This

    Carl31 (@C4rl31) says:

    Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 17:06

    So we now have Schoedinger’s Goal?

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    Genius guys !!

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  27. easyJambo


    rantinrobin says: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 17:32

    Chris McLaughlin ‏@BBCchrismclaug
    #SFL chief exec fears #Celtic and #Rangers may leave Scottish football and wants colt teams to ‘leave legacy’ more on @BBCRadioScot 1735
    ======================
    Jim Spence has tweeted images of the parts of Longmuir’s letter about Colt teams

    https://twitter.com/bbcjimspence/status/311540004499378176/photo/1

    https://twitter.com/bbcjimspence/status/311540077048246275/photo/1

    https://twitter.com/bbcjimspence/status/311540077048246275/photo/1

    It has already been pointed out that Longmuir is wrong to claim that the Milan clubs have “B” teams in the Italian leagues. they don’t.

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  28. easyJambo


    oops – I posted part two twice. Here is part three.

    https://twitter.com/bbcjimspence/status/311540601474650112/photo/1

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  29. dentarthurdent42


    What a load of scaremongering nonsense.

    Make it 12 12 10 10 so Rangers can get their promotion, and we will make the two new clubs … Celtic and Rangers.

    If you don’t they will just go away and Scottish football will be dead.

    I don’t see the comments from either club included anywhere.

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  30. StevieBC

    StevieBC


    New blog up.

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  31. Carl31 (@C4rl31)


    … as if we’ve no got enough Rangerses already!!

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