Comment on JPP: Perverting Justice? by RyanGosling.

    Allyjambo / Upthehoops,


    I think you’re both mistaken. There may still be some Rangers fans who see Mr Murray in a positive light, but I don’t know a single Rangers fan who thinks of him positively and everyone I know sees quite clearly how he is the author of Rangers downfall. 

    Recent Comments by RyanGosling

    One, er, Two Rules to Rule Them All
    Cluster One I said we’d remained competitive longer, not finished closer. At the turn of the year we were genuine title contenders and had finally beaten Celtic in the league for the first time since liquidation. We’ve fallen far away now but that’s what I meant by remaining competitive – previous years have seen us out of serious contention by the end of July!

    One, er, Two Rules to Rule Them All
    Cluster One I’d certainly like him to stay. I think he’s done a great job, some fantastic results in Europe and kept us competitive in the league far longer than previous regimes, not that that is saying much. However I think progress has been made and have confidence that it will continue to be made. Celtic are not a great yardstick for Rangers at the moment, given how far ahead they are in terms of budget, but if you look at Rangers compared to others in the league we are doing well (or at least doing what we should be doing with the relative budget). 

    One, er, Two Rules to Rule Them All
    The Ryan Kent clothesline on Scott Brown was pretty outrageous, you don’t generally see someone so blatantly battering another player. One suspects a lengthy ban is to follow. 

    Disappointing result for me today obviously but I thought it was a very entertaining game in a lot of ways, and momentum swung strangely during the match. 

    I remember after the World Cup final in 2002, everybody was wondering what Materazzi had said to Zidane. Who knows what Scott Brown was saying today, but he clearly had a good script. It’s a nasty side of the game in my view, I remember it even from playing fives when guys would say horrendous things just to wind you up when there was no competition involved at all. I’m not defending Rangers players reacting at all by the way, before I get shouted down for that. For context I’d reference the Neil Lennon / Ally Mccoist situation a few years ago when Mccoist obviously said something very incendiary to Lennon and caused that nasty confrontation. 

    Pretty much a league win today for Celtic. Do Hoops fans want to see Mr Lennon in charge permanently? 

    Fantastic Voyage ..


    So what you’re essentially saying is “I think it is an absolutely shocking decision. Who are these people? I want to know who these people are.” I only highlight this because once upon a time a certain Rangers manager was pilloried from pillar to post on here for not dissimilar sentiments. And by not dissimilar sentiments, I mean I copied and pasted his statement above and it matches fairly exactly what you said. 

    Fantastic Voyage ..
    I’ve read a number of things (and vaguely remember the distinction between evasion and avoidance being discussed at uni, but I may have been partially asleep) and was convinced my terminology was correct. After being reprimanded by Homunculus and Easyjambo I did further research. The government website on tax avoidance says this:


    ”Tax avoidance involves bending the rules of the tax system to gain a tax advantage that Parliament never intended.

    It often involves contrived, artificial transactions that serve little or no purpose other than to produce this advantage. It involves operating within the letter, but not the spirit, of the law.”


    I was incorrect. I apologise. Should have done the research before posting. 


    Incidentally I did find a number of references to tax avoidance being legal using the ISA example from several broadsheet newspapers while doing said research. So it’s not only the Scottish media who are incapable of accurate reporting!