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    I expect the Killie keeper will have the red rescinded but the damage to the game as a contest was dealt a severe blow with what was an utterly ridiculous decision.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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    John Clark 24th May 2019 at 18:48

    Just heard it reported that the individual cheat known as Lance Armstrong, is unrepentant and wouldn't change anything. (Radio Scotland news item a wee while ago)


    In the late 1980's and the 90's Rangers were supported by a Scottish owned bank to a level way beyond what any reasonable business case could be made for. In 1994 that same bank did all it could to put Celtic out of business for a fraction of the debt Rangers had. Roll on into the early part of the new millennium and Rangers were cheating the public purse out of tens of millions which went on for a decade. Between the bank money, and the money stolen from the public purse, Rangers enjoyed huge success. It was such a false position, yet they and their fans, and their huge number of media backers have the audacity to laud those days as one of the greatest periods in Rangers history. It was cheating on a scale never seen before in British football, but the right handshake and knowing the age of one’s Granny cleared it all as okay. It is quite incredible when those who appoint themselves as moral guardians of society have to answer to nobody at all, and believe no matter how corrupt they are they they always act with dignity.

    Only in Scotland…the same Scotland we are told by the ruling party is the most equal and welcoming country in the world. Words fail me….

    Accountability via Transparency.
    It's cup final day tomorrow, where a sell out crowd will watch Celtic go for a treble treble, with Hearts all out to stop them and win a trophy of their own. It's a showpiece end to the season and hopefully the weather will also oblige. 

    So you would think that Scotland's biggest selling tabloid might be interested in this. However, a quick glance at their website has the top three football stories as:

    1. Rangers signing a player from Oldham.

    2. Rangers fans buying season tickets in record numbers (even more of a record than last year?).

    3. Why Steve Clarke's first act must be calling up Ryan Jack 


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    ernie 8th May 2019 at 20:29


    I too like the idea that football success is based purely on a meritocracy. Sadly though that is becoming less and less of a case. A glance at the two 'Champions' League finalists shows that to be the case. At the very least the tournament should be renamed. 

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    Allyjambo 8th May 2019 at 17:27

    Couple of points on what's recently been posted. The colts thing is just about making TRFC more relevant – whether it happens or not – and people who give thumbs down without justifying them with posts arguing their displeasure are just cowards.


    I don't care if Colts teams are allowed or not, other than to agree that if it is genuinely viewed as a benefit to bringing on younger players, then it should definitely not be restricted to only two clubs. Any club that can afford it should be allowed a chance. 

    In terms of Rangers and relevance it was a joy to hear the pundits on Radio Clyde tonight trying to justify how vital Sunday's Od Frm game is to Celtic. A lady caller offered the view the game meant nothing to Celtic but they were not having it. In my view it means very little to Celtic OR Rangers and anyone who tries to use it as a barometer for anything is clutching at straws.  I am also waiting for the Press Conferences before the game to hear some in the media somehow trying to associate Liverpool's incredible result last night with Rangers, just because of Gerrard. I guarantee there will be some sort of slavering nonsense spoken. 

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    John Clark 28th April 2019 at 00:48


    That will be the same Alastair Johnston who ignored the fact Craig Whyte was found not guilty in a criminal court and went on TV the next day to say Whyte was 'guilty' of 'murdering' Rangers. That will be the same Alastair Johnston who was on the old Rangers board when they indulged in illegal tax evasion. Scottish football is as well rid of that charlatan as it is of anyone involved in the old Rangers mess.