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

    easyJambo 22nd February 2019 at 18:40


    Craig Levein makes some very good points there. The Elephant in the room that won't go away is that the selection process for Grade 1 Referees is clearly geared towards those from Glasgow and Lanarkshire, and the vast majority of them support Rangers. Forgetting any arguments over whether they are biased that is a very unhealthy situation for me, and hints at someone in power thinking Rangers minded people (who are more than likely also Freemasons) are naturally better placed to lead and influence. It smacks of how job promotions used to be decided and that is why legislation was introduced to stop it. There is clearly an issue within the Referee appointment process which is riding roughshod over diversity and inclusion legislation. Anyone who can't see that is in complete denial in my view. 


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    We’re Gonny Need Another Baw.
    Pleased to see three men have finally been arrested for allegedly sending abusive messages to John Beaton. We all love our football and we all get hugely annoyed at the Referee, but they are as entitled to live their lives in safety and peace as the rest of us are. 

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    wottpi 20th February 2019 at 21:14

    Scottish Football Away Days on Facebook has clip of Bachmanns sending off.


    I expect the Killie keeper will have the red rescinded but the damage to the game as a contest was dealt a severe blow with what was an utterly ridiculous decision. Retrospective action should be taken against the Rangers player for conning the officials, however after Rangers very public show of strength through a friendly media this week I think it is highly unlikely retrospective action will be taken against any of their players again this season. 


    We’re Gonny Need Another Baw.
    Interesting to read the Referees Association statement going on about basic workers rights. I wonder how up to speed they are on Diversity and Inclusion Law. Perhaps they should be careful what they wish for. 

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    StevieBC 21st November 2019 at 19:11

    If I was one of the RIFC/TRFC suppliers STILL waiting to receive any long overdue payments from Ibrox…


    …but surely it is an honour to be stiffed for your money by the majestic Rangers? There were even some politicians, including the most senior Scottish one at the time, who thought HMRC should write off all the money Rangers stole from them. That's how much of an honour it is.  Also, it is clear you can be the biggest tax cheat, con-man or shyster around, but if you are head honcho at Ibrox you will be treated with more respect than any other head of any other club in Scotland. Look no further than David, Murray, Craig Whyte, Charles Green and Dave King for evidence. 

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    I read elsewhere online tonight that apparently some Rangers fans are planning a protest on the steps of Hampden at the League Cup Final. They want a £50m refund from HMRC or at least an apology.

    Remember, that would be a £50m refund on money that has not actually been paid. 

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    wottpi 17th November 2019 at 21:20

    Hearts had four winding up orders raised by HMRC between December 2011 and November 2012.


    Yet Rangers under Craig Whyte stopped paying tax in October 2011 and HMRC never once issued a WUO. In fact, HMRC only sprung into action when Whyte himself made a move towards Administration. 

    In terms of Rangers currently being behind on tax I would be very surprised, but who knows. Also, there is simply no way that nonsense in the Times last week was for nothing.

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    An awful lot of people on social media saying the current Rangers are behind on their taxes. Right now it might just be people putting two and two together and coming up with five. I guess that's what happens when a ridiculous story appears like the one in the Times last week. 

    On a general note, if any football club is behind on tax how long would HMRC wait before taking action? 

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    I have to laugh when I read and hear media people saying people will argue about the Rangers tax case for years to come. There is no argument. The highest court in the UK found in HMRC's favour. Rangers lost. There is no further appeal. What is there to argue about?

    The only problem we currently have is that people in the employ of the Times Newspaper have twisted the narrative of a story for their own ends. So much so that it forced HMRC to go public on the matter when as a rule they never comment. I imagine the senior management of the Times will not take kindly to such an inaccurate article attracting the attention of HMRC in this way. What utter fools those behind this nonsense look today.