Two excellent, well taken goals. As long as Kent keeps on form then we can look forward to a barrowload of goal from Alfredo. I don't think it was a coincidence that both were off form together. Alfie feeds of Ryan.
I have no issue specifically with Falkirk who seem to be well run and have a board with some integrity. However the lower leagues need to reap what they sow to some extent. Rangers tried hard to push this agenda and we put our neck on the block yet were widely ridiculed by other clubs and the press, and not supported. The only reason more clubs are pushing now is 1) they need money urgently and 2) the perceived influence of celtic is diminishing due to their current pariah status so journalists and chairmen feel they can speak out against them more freely than before. But if they had integrity it should have happened a long time ago.
i agree with the fact we are in a stronger position than last year however we would need to get a guarentee of support from other clubs before going public there is still a lot of clubs who dont like the big bad rangers
For me it would be just another player stuck in front of a mic answering the same mundane questions we've been listening to for years and getting the same mundane responses, he probably can speak English and pretends not to
The treatment he gets from the SMSM is bad enough could you imagine the carnage if he got one line wrong.
Just do your talking on the park Alfredo, that'll do me.
Sometimes things just don't feel right
By this time next week the tarriers COULD have played all 3 of their games in hand. Something you would think they would be very keen to do given the "tightness of the schedule" and the as yet unknown effect of winter weather still to be factored in - and the fact that they have another game to fit in due to their fixture at the end of January being postponed due to the Betfred Cup semis. Oh and the small matter of a pandemic that might just play a role
They COULD have played Aberdeen on 16th Dec when both were knocked out of the Betfred
They COULD have played this past midweek instead of arranging a winter training camp when there was NO winter break
They COULD have played Hibs this weekend as scheduled (as opposed to agreeing a winter training camp with the SPFL - or with themselves essentially - when there was NO winter break, "asking" Hibs to move a game to accommodate this winter training camp 3 weeks after it was booked and getting the SPFL - themselves really - to tell Hibs it would be happening anyway when they didn't agree to move it to allow a winter training camp when there was NO winter break
They COULD have played their 3rd postponed game next midweek were it not for the fact that they effectively killed two midweeks in order to move a game against the wishes of their opponents to accommodate a winter training camp when there was NO winter break
Now if your form was suspect (piss poor at times) it's understandable that you might want to delay any postponed games until you could bring in some new players in the transfer window, re-group with a winter train camp (when there is NO winter break) and buy some time to bed players in.
Then you go on this winter training camp when there's NO winter break and suddenly photos appear showing numerous breeches of the strict protocols agreed with the authorities and the government to allow elite sports to continue, who then suggest the SFA/SPFL should investigate these events but (understandably given those parties dislike of investigations) the SFA tell the government to go and fuck themselves who then respond by saying "all bets are off" if ALL said agreed protocols are not being strictly followed.
It's almost as if one team would be quite happy if football was shut down sooner rather than later and with as few games played as they can manipulate
Thank fuck we've got a open, honest and trustworthy governing body who will steadfastly insist in fairness for all and ensure sporting integrity is upheld and wouldn't collude with one team to benefit them at the expense of all others.
Experience, bitter experience, tells me NEVER to trust anything they do, especially when what they do doesn't feel logical. They have proven many times in the past that there is nothing they won't do gain an advantage or a tainted trophy
Flying half way round for a winter training camp when there's NO winter break having already lost several players to Covid whilst on international duty - illogical
Passing up multiple opportunities to play postponed fixtures in the midst of a pandemic with the tightest fixture schedule ever - illogical
Breeching Covid rules several times whilst on said training camp - illogical
SFA snubbing the government when asked to investigate (having been previously "yellow carded" for a breech by the same club) - illogical and very suspicious
Last season ended in the most corrupt and illogical circumstances. Their best chance of stopping us this season is not on a football pitch. The governing bodies will do all they can to help.
When a combination of the tarriers and the SPFL/SFA start acting strangely it's time to pay attention
There's still a fair bit of snow about in the Shire but no new falls since yesterday morning. Very frosty but temperature a bit higher than the last few days and rising. Looking good for tomorrow (c4 degrees) and the City is usually a bit higher. Barring a freak turnaround, I see no threat to the game.