Comment on We’re Gonny Need Another Baw. by Ballyargus.

    Well said JC.
    I would like to wish everyone who contributes and reads on SFM a Happy, Holy and Peaceful Christmas no matter your allegiances. After all we're all Jock Thomson's bairns.

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    We’re Gonny Need Another Baw.
    Further to the suspension, not sacking, of Jim Callaghan it is interesting to note that 2 other referees were suspended after they too were deemed to be too lenient in dealing with Rangers opponents players who tangled with a Rangers player.

    "Referee Kenny Hope

    was considered to have been too lenient in his handling of the

    Rangers-Aberdeen game when he was seen on television, as well as at

    Ibrox, to be indulging in arguments with Pittodrie captain Willie

    Miller; referee Louis Thow was considered 'soft' in his handling of the

    Aberdeen-Rangers game when he allowed Neil Simpson to stay on the field

    after a tackle which badly injured Ian Durrant". From the Herald 13/01/89.

    Compare these incidents to John Beaton's performance at Ibrox and how that was dealt with and come to your own conclusion.


    We’re Gonny Need Another Baw.
    Big Pink 16th January 2019 at 12:23
    Here's an account of the incident from someone at the match. As a Celtic supporter his view needs to be read with some caution.


    We’re Gonny Need Another Baw.
    It's good to see some disagreements (put politely and no name calling) on the site. I think that is healthy as it would be pretty pointless if the community were all sycophantic. I also feel it makes the reading more enjoyable where different viewpoints are expressed and again without any vitriol. 
    Now if some of the regular "Thumb Downers" would give a reason for their vote the site would be even further improved.

    Recent Comments by Ballyargus

    In Whose Interests
    John C
    Sadly the BP residence is leasehold 🙁

    BP; I gathered from your little bio at the top of the forum that you were based in the West of Scotland. Obviously you have now moved to some secret location (just like JJ) angry  in England or Wales. I hope your innocent reply to JC hasn't put your life in danger from marauding Huns.

    In Whose Interests
    John Clark 11th October 2019 at 16:41
    No shame, no contrition, but self-justification ,self- glorification, .self-vindication and contemptuous dismissal of the opinion of the rest of the sane world.

    Sounds a lot like Boris.


    In Whose Interests
    One way to improve the spectator experience at a match would be if the Ref wore a radio (or something similar) watch that transmitted the running and the stopped times to big clocks on the screens. Everyone could then see the length of time of  stoppages. There would be no need for so called "time added on" and would help to curtail time wasting.

    In Whose Interests
    Bogs Dollox 7th October 2019 at 17:12

    That's just whataboutery and doesn't address the point I was making in any way.

    I don't think so. It's a legitimate question to a bald statement made by you without any evidence. That why I asked for names, anyone can make unsubstantiated statements.


    In Whose Interests
    Bogs Dollox 7th October 2019 at 13:23

    Again, I didn't say Rangers or Celtic controlled the media simply because they don't and it would be unreasonable to believe otherwise. They do however have a very strong influence through their placemen, cheerleaders and supporters/sympathisers in the media.

    It would be interesting if you would name these people (copyright A McCoist). I imagine, or I may be paranoid, that The Rangers list will be longer. Over to you.mail