Bluepeter9 liked a post in a topic by Sweetheart in The SPFL (in)competence thread
The Daily Record
ByJonathan McFarlane 08:07, 14 MAY 2020
Ally McCoist 'not counting' SPFL board votes as Rangers legend pinpoints key reason in favour of league probe-The Ibrox legend was typically forthright in his view that the SPFL's management of the current crisis has been "extremely poor".
Ally McCoist has claimed the SPFL 's victory in the EGM was a hollow one as he pointed to the number of votes coming from the league's board. Seven of the nine-man board are club representatives. They are: Alan Burrows (Motherwell), Les Gray (Hamilton Academical), Ross McArthur (Dunfermline Athletic), Ewen Cameron (Alloa Athletic), Ken Ferguson (Brechin City), Peter Davidson (Montrose) and Stewart Robertson (Rangers). Robertson appears to be the only one to vote for an investigation to take place as the Ibrox club lost their bid with 13 teams voting for the resolution, 27 against and two abstaining - giving Neil Doncaster's organisation a solid victory. While McCoist accepts the result, he feels that it wasn't as resounding as it first seemed.
He said on talkSPORT: "How many members of the SPFL board would have voted? Six or seven? "So my point would be that those on the board would have clearly voted with the SPFL so I'm not counting their votes to tell you the truth. "So for Neil Doncaster to say 'It's a democracy,' and we should move on... "What I would suggest is, it's by far and away, hardly a vote of confidence to have more than a third of clubs looking to have another inquiry into the SPFL. "I'm not sure it's over and done with. I think in the interest of Scottish football, I honestly believe there should have been an EGM for the SPFL to clear themselves. "It has been extremely poor management at best."
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Bluepeter9 liked a post in a topic by Perth_Campsie_Ger in Congratulations buffalo
Became a dad today
Rangers star Alfredo Morelos and his wife Yesenia have announced the birth of their baby girl.
The Light Blues striker and his wife are celebrating back home in Colombia after welcoming their new daughter to the world.
We revealed back in February that Gers ace expecting a baby girl with his wife.
Yesenia was pregnant with the pair's first child.
The Alfredo Morelos Foundation shared the delightful news of her birth earlier this evening.
The post reads: "The Alfredos Morelos Foundation congratulates Alfredo Morelos and his wife Yesenia on the birth of their daughter."
Bluepeter9 liked a post in a topic by Malkster in The fine upstanding young man that is Alfredo Morelos
Scottish Sun Sport✔@scotsunsport
Puts himself on front line
Donates £75k in coronavirus fight
Now Rangers star @morelos2106 has spent the day delivering 500 food parcels to starving families in his Colombian hometown
Truly incredible effort El Bufalo... watch him here https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/sport/football/5546320/Rangers-morelos-food-colombia/?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1588241225 …
ALFREDO MORELOS is continuing his brave fight against coronavirus by delivering food parcels in his poverty stricken Colombian hometown.
The Rangers star is back in his old neighbourhood of Cereté after the global lockdown forced the cancellation of football fixtures across the world.
And the big-hearted striker has been putting himself on the front line over the last month to provide emergency packages for cash-strapped locals.
This week, Morelos volunteered to help put food on the tables of starving families who are struggling during the Covid-19 pandemic by distributing more than 500 food supplies.
Video footage shows El Bufalo wearing a protective face mask and gloves as he gets hands-on by unloading a truck-full of crucial resources.
It's believed the 23-year-old answered an SOS call from a group of local youngsters who pleaded for humanitarian aid after a lack of support from the government.
The generous striker has already pledged £75,000 through his own charity foundation to Colombia's battle against the deadly virus.
Speaking recently, Morelos explained: "I'll never forget my people, my neighbours and friends who all need a helping hand in difficult times.
"It's an emergency for everyone and I want to do what I can to help. It's rewarding to help the neediest people.
"We earn a living with what we receive, but we make life with what we give."
Gers hitman Morelos and his wife Yesenia are currently expecting their first child together.
Surely this is a case of mistaken identity.?.....this can't be the same petulant waster (sic) who graces Scottish football
Bluepeter9 liked a post in a topic by Laudrupsleftfoot in The Gaffer
If people think the players we have now aren't 'Rangers class', I shudder to think what it would be like without Gerrard at the club.
We have absolutely no fucking hope of getting anywhere near them cunts whilst they're outspending us 3 to 1 without players we otherwise couldn't get but are coming to play for Gerrard.
Bluepeter9 liked a post in a topic by ritchieshearercaldow in Well done Great gesture
STEVEN GERRARD and his Rangers stars have clubbed together to buy 15 iPads for patients in a Glasgow hospice.
Strict coronavirus lockdown restrictions mean terminally ill residents are unable to see friends and family during this difficult time.
But big-hearted Ibrox playing and management staff have dug into their pockets to help Marie Curie patients keep in touch with loved ones.
Gers captain James Tavernier said: “I’m delighted our squad has again come together to make this donation to a very worthy cause in our local community.
“Like everyone else, it’s tough not being able to see friends and family through this period, but I can imagine that is made even worse when living with a terminal illness.
“We felt, therefore, this was the very least we can do, and it makes me proud to be the captain of this football club that we have been able to assist.”
The Marie Curie charity is playing a vital role at this time to support the NHS by freeing up intensive care beds to help relieve pressure on hospitals.
Yet at a time when Marie Curie services are needed more than ever, many of the charity’s fundraising events and activities have been postponed or cancelled.
Now, the organisation have launched an emergency appeal to raise the £250,000 a week it needs to run its Scottish services.
The Hospice's Glasgow manager, Irene Johnstone, said: “Words can’t express our gratitude to Rangers for this incredible gift for our inpatients.
"Technology has never been so vital to keep in touch with each other.
"It is difficult for patients at any time being away from home, but just now it is an indescribable pain being separated from loved ones.”
Bluepeter9 liked a post in a topic by bluenoz in Club Statement
As with all businesses throughout the United Kingdom and beyond, Rangers is continuing to deal with the implications of the Coronavirus pandemic.
We have carefully considered measures which ensure that all employees are treated fairly and with respect whilst we safeguard our club finances in such uncertain times. No professional football club or business is immune to the challenges of this unprecedented situation and as a club, we will continue to review actions necessary to navigate our way responsibly in such a changeable environment.
Rangers can confirm that First Team players, Manager, coaches and Executive Directors have volunteered to take a salary deferral for the next three months. Senior players and staff were keen to ensure that no Rangers employee suffered financial hardship during this crisis.
All parties volunteered and wholeheartedly agreed to defer wages to ensure that fellow colleagues could continue to be paid their salaries in full. We are proud of the leadership and responsibility taken by senior members of staff, and acknowledge the positive impact that this will have on everyone at Rangers. We firmly believe in the ‘one club’ concept and are united in our collective goal of making Rangers the very best in every facet of football life. We are resolved that the integrity of the club is maintained as we continue our focus on ensuring the financial stability of the business.
Due to the extraordinary challenges from the ongoing crisis, Rangers intends to implement the Coronavirus job retention scheme for a number of employees.
Rangers will ensure that everyone furloughed under this government scheme will receive 100 per cent salary through ‘top up’ assistance from the club with all other conditions and benefits remaining unchanged.
We are proud of the continued efforts and support of everyone at Rangers during this difficult period.
Finally, we wish all our supporters and their families good health during this time. We are especially thankful for the tireless work of NHS staff and other key workers who are selflessly working to keep us all safe and well. Please continue to follow government guidelines at this time.
Rangers Captain, James Tavernier said on behalf of the playing squad: “I want to place on record our appreciation to every single member of staff for their determination and resolve during these unprecedented events. I’m very proud of the reaction of everyone at Rangers to the challenge we face throughout the UK and beyond.
“As a team, we were adamant that we work together to do all we can to secure the future of the football club. We are also acutely aware of the livelihoods and wellbeing of our staff.
“In reality, it was an easy decision for players and senior staff. Now is the time to work with unity of purpose, as the Rangers family, to ensure that everyone works together to maintain our institution. Today has made me proud to be Rangers captain.”
GlasgowRangersFC liked a post in a topic by Bluepeter9 in Probably the worst I've felt as a fan .......... and I'm in my 70's
Such rubbish in this post and I’ve had a season ticket for 33 years - one of our best runs in Europe 2nd in the league and a developing team - there have been much darker days than this - get a fking grip
Bluepeter9 liked a post in a topic by Inigo in Rangers died and the hearts survived
Think it's a mistake to gloat about this at this particular time. Folk at Hearts and other clubs will lose their jobs/have their salary cut at a time when it will proper fuck them and when there's more than enough to worry about anyway.
Bluepeter9 liked a post in a topic by AljayBoy in SPFL Suspended Indefinitely
A good thing - putting 50,000 folk together under the circumstances and thousands more in pubs n clubs just seems silly at the moment. Plus Sturgeon actually does have a point, in that the emergency services on hand at any football game ,and the old firm especially, could be put to better use just now.
Bluepeter9 liked a post in a topic by tannerall in Class Act, A Privilege To Watch Football Of That Level.
Well done Bayer Leverkusen.
But who'd have thought a few years back, we'd even be trying to compete against the top European teams of this calibre ?.
Even though we lost it was the same way as I enjoyed our 3-1 defeats against Ajax with Cruyff in 1972, and Valencia with Kempes in 1980. Two of the best teams I was privileged to see grace our Ibrox turf.
Those Germans are at the top of their trade, seasoned internationals, playing in one of the toughest leagues in Europe with squads worth a few 100 million.They could play against any of the top teams and succeed.
And I've got to say even though we lost. quite simply Bayer were different class. A joy to watch and amazingly for 15 minutes in the early stages of the second half we played them off the park, even dragged ourselves back into the game until the gulf in class prevailed.
But respect to the players and Gerrard, against one of the top teams we gave our all, beaten only by the difference between our curent status and that of world class performers.
Bluepeter9 liked a post in a topic by Valance1690 in The coronavirus and the sfa
It'll be cancelling public events, not just football & it's something they should be doing if it continues the way it is just now.
In saying that, if it was us who were 13 clear with 8/9 matches left I can pretty much guarantee every single one of us would be raging if they didnt award us the title lol
Albertz1989 liked a post in a topic by Bluepeter9 in I give you James Tavernier folks... Captain
... I’ve yet to be proved wrong - I’ve always maintained this was a long term project and we need to give a manager time to build - time to learn what it was about, time even to make mistakes - it also takes financial clout to get back and that takes time to build - to many folk think the are playing football manager and that it’s easy and easy just to start again.