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Comment on LNS – A Summary by wottpi.

Not a great fan of the current beard thing but this did make me laugh.

Head of Rangers Academy Craig Mullholland says

“Traditionally, Rangers players were always clean shaven. So in the academy, all the players have to be clean shaven in the morning.

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Jingso.Jimsie 17th December 2015 at 7:50 pm

Had things to do so didn’t hear off the Sportsound bit with McMurdo senior but what I did get was all interesting stuff.

However like Mitchell coming out in the open you have to wonder – why now with all the contributions and speaking out?

Lets get these folks and others (EBT Souness,  for example)  in front of a Scottish Football Truth and Reconciliation panel and just spill the beans on everyone and sort this mess out once and for all.

Then maybe we could all move on!!

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wottpi 17th December 2015 at 8:31 am

Nice to see Phil Mac adding some meat to the bones I dug up earlier this morning.

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Wabs’ input to league construction hidden away on the web

Reading between the lines I doubt there is much of a warchest going to be available in January. Make do with what you have and blood the youngsters looks like the plan.

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To Comply or not to Comply ?
BARCABHOYJULY 16, 2018 at 17:55

There is nothing mysterious or unusual about the situation.

In the same way a single parent out of work and desperate to feed their kids turns to loan sharks, T’Rangers (and Rangers before them)  have always needed additional funding in the attempt to be Billy Big Baws.
SDM was desperate when he took the BoS cash and needed EBTs.
Whyte needed the Ticketus cash
Green needed Ashley’s input in terms of a retail deal and to give the share issue some gravitas and that deal has just spilled on to the King regime.

The club/s from Ibrox cannot live within its means because they have, for decades, been a hot pit of financial and corporate mismanagement.

Ashley’s current attempt to pin them to the wall is just a long line of desperate and ill chosen  moves by the men in the Blue Room.


We know that a potential financial catastrophe is most likely around the corner and either they will continue to scrape through, season after season by the skin of their teeth or the can being kicked down the road will finally find a dead end. 


To Comply or not to Comply ?
If I recall correctly when accusations have been made, or actions sought, against Rangers/T’Rangers the mantra from the SMSM and the Blue Room has been that no-one has an appetite for the fight or that only one or two trouble makers are stirring things up, so can the rest of us not just accept the situation and ‘Move On’.

Why therefore is there an apparent desire to continue the hounding of Maclennan when no-one else in the game has any any problems with his appointment?

Like having a go at referees, all decent fans want is a bit on consistency.

Therefore you either shut the feck up when told  or you accept the right for people to dig deep and continue digging, across a number of issues, until we get an answer as to where potential corruption and wrong doing occurs.

To Comply or not to Comply ?
If I recall correctly a previous SPL chairman held that position while also being the CEO of a major bookmakers.

A business that makes some of its monies from the outcome of football matches.

One could easily say there was a ‘potential’ conflict of interest with someone holding power within the footballing authorities and the gambling industry at the same time.

Similarly the same period saw the rise in the involvement of the gambling industry within football as a whole. Was this purely coincidental or a ploy by the gambling industry as a whole  to have key placement in positions of power within football to help open doors?

Indeed, a certain bookmaker sponsored the SFA’s Scottish Cup, so well done to them,  but would they have had equal or lesser opportunity to provide sponsorship and gain from the marketing and publicity aspects had certain people not been in the same office building. 

The above is of course conspiracy nonsense but if folks are arguing ‘conflict of interest’ means ‘conflict of interest’ then I am sure we could all rack our brains to come up with some guff that the Gullibillies and squirrel catchers will swallow. 

To Comply or not to Comply ?
In one corner we have Mike Ashley a successful billionaire business man who will have a team who deals with rights and retails contracts on a daily basis.

My guess is he wins more court cases, including the more important ones, than he losses.

In the other corner we have a magnificently coiffured accountant with varying success in business and a convicted tax dodger who doesn’t seem to do overly well in important court cases against him.

I know who Paddy Power would be offering the longer odds on.

Regardless of how this one pans out it is yet another cock up in terms of the operations of the Blue Room. 

Maybe the club from Ibrox are under more scrutiny but can there be another club in Scotland where the admin and legal operations appear to be a total shambles?

They are either really desperate or completely incompetent.

Given the squirrels  being launched regarding Murdoch MacLennan would anyone really trust the opinions of the Ibrox board in relation to corporate governance or, lord forbid, them proposing an alternative SPFL chairman?

I admire individuality and the right to be different as much as the next person  but can anyone really say that being so out of step with others and reality, in so many areas, is really that healthy? 

To Comply or not to Comply ?
A coloured top is just a coloured top in the same way the ”N’ word is just a jumble of letters from the alphabet.
When used by certain people in certain ways it just puts us all backwards to the centuries of old.
Some people down Ibrox way are still stuck in the past and willing to exploit others of a like mind as it really is all they have left.
No vision, no dignity, no scruples, no future.

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