Comment on One, er, Two Rules to Rule Them All by StevieBC.
The DR is definitely getting even worse.
Today's efforts include 2 standouts;
1) "Celtic skipper Scott Brown set to go under SFA microscope for Rangers celebrations"
Good headline to pacify the bears and to deflect.
But an absolute nonsense, lazy, off the cuff article, which didn't even bother to include any 'unnamed source' quotes.
It's credited to Michael Gannon, who presumably doesn't even bother to read the p!sh he is given by Traynor ?
2) "Michael Stewart questions how Rangers can keep financing 'desperate' bid to stop Celtic."
On the face of it, a critical piece about TRFC's finances based on truthful quotes from Stewart. Interesting that nobody at the DR wants to put their name to it though, as it's credited to "Record Sport Online".
But the best bit is this from the DR itself;
"…Rangers posted losses of over £14million in November 2018 after investing heavily to bring Gerrard to the club and fund his subsequent squad rebuild…"
Theses accounts were up to 30th June, 2018.
Gerrard's first day as TRFC manager was 1st June, 2018.
Materially, the £14M loss had bugger all to do with Gerrard.
But the DR blames him anyway!
However, the impact of Gerrard's recruitment and squad rebuilding will – absolutely – be reflected in the accounts to 30th June this year.
Another poor / lazy effort from Traynor – to try and pin all TRFC's financial woes on Gerrard.
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Bill1903 3rd April 2019 at 06:32
Push or punch??
Well, that's the clearest view so far of the incident.
And regardless of whether it's a push or a punch, whether Kent was provoked or not…
TRFC is missing a hugely significant point here.
After Kent's contact with Brown's face, Brown could have copied Morelos' antics by rolling along the deck holding his face – as though taken out by a sniper.
That would have guaranteed an ever bigger melee.
Brown got up quickly and rightly protested about this punch.
If TRFC has the audacity to appeal Kent's red card, it tells any neutral everything you need to know about that club's attitude to rules and civilised, acceptable behaviour – both on and off the pitch!
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IMO, the Ryan Kent swing was the most shocking incident on Sunday.
Morelos got a red for a sneaky, off the ball elbow.
In stark contrast, Brown had actually been holding the ball just before Kent took a swing at him.
Nothing sneaky or accidental. Just a clear as day, clenched fist, left hook towards Brown's face.
Intent seemed rather blatant.
In any 'normal' televised game that punch would be the most talked about action. It's just got minimised in all the other stuff going on in the game, and after the final whistle.
Ryan Kent should have the book thrown at him – as any reasonable football supporter would expect.
And the other point which has been lost in the noise: Brown had the ball in his hands.
…so how did the ref, 2 linesmen and the 4th official ALL miss the punch at the time ?
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Morelos has made a public apology via Twitter to his club and fans.
No mention though of the guy he assaulted in public view, and in front of countless Police officers.
Sums him up I suppose…
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Clickbait headline in the DR;
"Rangers thumping Marseille while Celtic drew with Rennes has given Ibrox fans reason to believe – Hotline"
Yes, because meaningless, kickabout friendlies – where the objective is not to get injured – is a reliable indicator for the season ahead.
May as well avoid inconveniencing any of the other 41 senior clubs – and just handover the Treble to Ibrox now…
When the Rangers liquidation process has been completed…
will there be a huge, celebratory party at Ibrox – for screwing over its creditors including HMRC?
…or will there be radio silence at Ibrox and across the SMSM?
In which case, IMO, all other Scottish football fans should have a date marked in the calendar…
to celebrate the demise of the biggest cheating club in Scottish history.
Headline from The Sun;
"12TH MAN? Rangers appear to have brought the number 12 shirt out of ‘retirement’
David Fowler 11 Jul 2019, 15:19
RANGERS appear to have brought the No12 jersey out of retirement. Gers announced in 2012 that they would dedicate the number to fans who supported the club through administration and liquidation…"
Number 12 jersey for Club 12 ?
Can't imagine TRFC is bothered about any potential admin / registration errors.
Bryson will be on the case to generate some original BS to baffle UEFA, if required.
And this 'potential' transfer for TRFC of a player supposedly rated at c.£4M to £4.5M is curious indeed.
From what the Internet Bampots know as fact – from the prior years' RIFC/TRFC accounts, the current Close loan, the lawsuits piling up etc. – TRFC doesn't have a 'proverbial pot'.
The SMSM copy/paste information in this case seems a bit more specific.
So, how is TRFC going to spin this?
Player was simply greedy in his personal terms?
IF TRFC actually buys a real player for c.£4M I will have to just give up trying to understand what the hell is really going on with the Ibrox finances.
Interesting article in the DR;
"Jake Hastie the Rangers odd man out as winger suffers tracksuit mix-up
The 20-year-old has been fitting in well with his team-mates but was sporting a different look from his Ibrox pals on Tuesday.
By Record Sport Online
Their preparation has been perfect for their upcoming tie against the side from Gibraltar.
But Rangers ' kit provider Hummel appear to be still working their way towards match sharpness.
Jake Hastie appears to be fitting in with the rest of the squad, he was the the odd one out when it comes to his training gear.
The 20-year-old's jacket was the only one with the arrows pointing up on his left sleeve, rather than pointing downwards like the rest of his Rangers team-mates.
And it's not the first time this has happened to Rangers' players in recent times, last season Ryan Kent wore a different shirt to that of his team-mates.
Ryan Jack was another who suffered a fashion failure, after his strip was missing a badge last season in a Europa League game against UFA, with the Hummel logo also off the kit."
A rather abrupt ending to the article there, and raises the question: "What was the point of the article?"
A clue could be in the fact that no DR 'journalist' is putting their name to the article, as it's by "Record Sport Online".
Which could mean it's a straightforward copy/paste instruction from Traynor.
There has been much online mockery of the dodgy looking kit, so maybe Traynor felt the need to 'jokingly' address these inconsistent tracksuit / jersey markings etc.
this article is clearly laying the blame squarely with Hummel, making them look unprofessional and incompetent.
Or, that Hummel – as a large sportswear manufacturer – has NO quality control whatsoever: it just punts out its products without even checking them, to make sure there are no defects, etc.
If I worked for Hummel on the TRFC account I would be fizzing, (even more). Hummel is already embroiled in all the legal drama around Ibrox and its 'difficult' sales channels.
Now, TRFC is accusing Hummel of being incompetent in the production of clothing.
I don't know where TRFC got its dodgy kit from.
But, I don't think it came from Hummel, (I could be wrong of course).
But regardless: surely Hummel will be demanding an apology – or a clarification – via the SMSM?