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  1. scottyscott1963 liked a post in a topic by backup in Scottish Protestants Against Discrimination protest Sat 27 Apr 10am   
    Starting to slip down, not a lot of interest it would appear now, another view below anyway.
     
    There is a grubby democracy at the heart of Glasgow politics that blights its ambition to become a mecca of sporting excellence.


    How can SNP council leader Susan Aitken promote the country’s biggest city as a centre of sport when she has a major issue with one of its major football institutions?


    What other conclusion can be drawn after revelations of her cack-handed attempt to smear Labour rival Frank McAveety?

    celtic fan McAveety accepted an invite from Rangers, in his role as then leader of the council, to take in a game from the Ibrox directors’ box for the Championship clash with Hibs a few seasons ago.

    It’s fair to conclude he didn’t burst into a chorus of Follow Follow but McAveety knows how his city works and has won a reputation over many decades as an honest broker in his dealings with both clubs.

    His attendance at Ibrox was no more extraordinary than a local councillor, MSP or MP accepting an invite to Parkhead, Pittodrie or Penicuik Athletic to maintain courteous relationships.

    Aitken was guilty of a cack-handed attempt to smear McAveety, argues Gary Ralston
    Why then did Aitken, at the height of the Ibrox fanzone controversy earlier this season, seek to belittle McAveety by asking fellow SNP councillors, in a closed Facebook group, to get “these nice photos...out there”?

    Why is the attendance of an elected representative, irrespective of their political hue, worthy of scorn if they’re spotted at the home of one of the country’s two biggest clubs?

    It’s a question those higher up the SNP chain than Aitken would do well to confront.

    The fact a group of city councillors set up a closed social media discussion group, with all the transparency of a brick wall, is bad enough.


    Frank McAveety says the city will get much needed investment (Image: SNS Group)
    Try emailing Mark Zuckerberg with a freedom of information request and see how far you get.

    Atken’s lack of discipline and political nous and the vibe of recklessness she has given off in her dealings with Rangers - like celtic, a major employer in the city - discredits her office.

    This paper was the first to reveal the controversy around the involvement of Aitken and her deputy David McDonald in the decision to deny Rangers a fanzone at Ibrox earlier this season.

     
    Council's backtracking over Rangers fanzone is of Olympic standard - Gary Ralston

    Aitken and McDonald have never given a convincing response to claims they intervened in the application at a meeting on August 1, outside of due process for a quasi-judicial hearing.

    The very next day Glasgow Life withdrew their permission for use of their facility across the road from the stadium and a licensing committee hearing scheduled for August 6 was promptly cancelled.

    Aitken was reported to the commissioner for ethical standards by Glasgow MSP Adam Tomkins for that one and McAveety has also gone to the door of the watchdog in light of her latest blunder.


    Rangers want their fans to enjoy a fanzone (Image: SNS Group)
    She really should consider her position, but don’t hold your breath and in the meantime look out for her extolling Glasgow’s reputation as a European capital of sport in the coming months.


    Euro 2020 is just around the corner - in Aitken’s Langside ward, no less - and she’ll be pictured pressing the flesh at Hampden and speaking of the city’s historic sporting past.

    The SNP have dismissed her Facebook post about McAveety as a “joke” but Kevin Bridges will hardly be rushing to pick up on her one liners.

    As gags go, this one ceased to be funny a long time ago.
  2. rabc10000 liked a post in a topic by backup in Lee Wallace testimonial   
    I just cannot understand it at all, his hearts days aff (monday club) are clearly marked, obviously apart from the sick note days with us he has cost an absolute fortune for little if any return, testimonial...he should be paying us...😉
  3. Bobby Hume liked a post in a topic by backup in Odds on Alf staying ?   
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  5. Bluekev liked a post in a topic by backup in Odds on Alf staying ?   
    Club goals scored by age 22: Didier Drogba - 8 Thierry Henry - 57 Zlatan Ibrahimovic - 62 Alan Shearer - 65 Luis Suarez - 77 Wayne Rooney - 94 Cristiano Ronaldo - 97 Alfredo Morelos - 100
    Far more factual than any unconfirmed phantom bids 🤫
  6. KeyserSoze liked a post in a topic by backup in Odds on Alf staying ?   
    Heavy.
  7. Bobby Hume liked a post in a topic by backup in Well done Alfredo   
    The Colombian has been linked with an Ibrox exit but Gerrard remains hopeful he will stay.

    Steven Gerrard has opened up on Alfredo Morelos' future at Rangers and admits the club have only received one bid for the striker during the manager's time at Ibrox.
    The Colombian, who scored his 30th goal of the season in their 2-1 defeat to Kilmarnock, has been linked with an Ibrox exit this summer.
    The 22-year-old was the subject of transfer interest from the China Super League in 2018, with bids upwards of £8million reportedly being turned down by Rangers
    Gerrard, who is set to confirm the signing of Greg Stewart from Birmingham this week, hasn’t given up hope of keeping the forward at Ibrox next season.


    But the manager said there has only been a single derisory offer for his main man over the past 12 months.
    He said: “Will we see him here next season? He is on a four-year contract.

    "We have had one bid for Alfredo since I have been Rangers manager and it was for three million euros. On that basis, would you expect to see him back here in the summer?”
    “It is good for him to go away and remember another goal, rather than the last four weeks.
    "It was a great finish from Alfredo, a poacher’s goal and his all round level this season deserves 30 goals. I am pleased for him.
     
     
    https://www.BOYCOTT THIS LINK/sport/football/football-transfer-news/steven-gerrard-reveals-alfredo-morelos-16170335
  8. backup liked a post in a topic by JCDBigBear in **Official Rangers v Killie Match Thread**   
    No game with Rangers should be meaningless.  Our standards should be higher than that and players should want to win every game.   What is clear is that there are a lot of players just not good enough and a fair number of them were brought in this season which is worrying.
  9. Courtyard Bear liked a post in a topic by backup in Rangers statement r.e. Flanagan Citation   
    He would still need to be cited to be cleared.
  10. Courtyard Bear liked a post in a topic by backup in Rangers statement r.e. Flanagan Citation   
    There was a saying that decisions evened themselves out over a season, Wattie quoted it often, how we doing with the evening out with this new fangled system, we aren't !
  11. backup liked a post in a topic by rabc10000 in Paul McStay   
    Shows the way the world has changed. Fuck I live in airdrie but most times you would think it was the falls road with the amount of tarriers on the go nowadays. Got to the stage now where even the weans notice the dif at school and comment on it
  12. dougie76 liked a post in a topic by backup in it's a miracle   
    😂

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  13. HG5 liked a post in a topic by backup in Rangers statement r.e. Flanagan Citation   
    words fail me, a tissue of innuendo far removed from any truth.
     
     
     
  14. Bears r us liked a post in a topic by backup in Rangers statement r.e. Flanagan Citation   
    Rangers ace Flanagan’s appeal against two-match ban delayed until tomorrow
    The Light Blues defender was handed a retrospective suspension elbowing celtic skipper Scott Brown and his appeal will now be heard at Hampden tomorrow instead
    By Aidan Scott
    JON FLANAGAN'S appeal hearing against his two-match ban for elbowing Scott Brown has been pushed back.

    The Rangers star was due to appear in front of an SFA panel at a Hampden hearing this morning.


    “We cannot understand how these two incidents could be studied yet only one be considered worthy of punishment.

    “It seems as if Rangers’ players are being held to a different code of conduct from players at other clubs.

    “We shall vigorously defend Mr Flanagan and have also asked for the full transparency on what matters are brought forward for retrospective action.

    “Are those decisions being made even-handedly?”
     
  15. Blumhoilann liked a post in a topic by backup in Transfers explanation..of a sort.   
    Mark Allen explains Rangers' transfer policy and Steven Gerrard's input on signings
    The Ibrox director says it's an "open environment" when it comes to discussions over potential new players.
     
    19:47, 15 MAY 2019
    UPDATED19:58, 15 MAY 2019
    SPORT
     
    Rangers director of football Mark Allen has explained how much of a say Steven Gerrard has on transfers at Ibrox.
    Many clubs now have a director of football alongside a head coach or manager who is responsible for signing players.
    After a big overhaul last summer there were questions over who had the final say on signings at Ibrox, but the director has revealed it's a bit of both at Rangers .
    Allen told Rangers TV: "I think the most important thing for me is there’s no single point of decision.
    “Just to qualify that: I don’t mean it’s a committee, what I mean is we bounce off each other.
    “There are a number of targets who are identified by the scouting department, those targets are evaluated against what we believe we need and ultimately a list is produced.
     
    
“Those lists are discussed at length - looking at clips, going to watch the players, finding out as much as we can about their background.
    “Then we’ll sit down with a very small group and plot through the priorities and almost rank the players in terms of first preference, second preference et cetera, because you’re never convinced you’re going to get a potential target over the line.
    “Then ultimately myself and Steven will land on a point, and I’ll say this candidly - I will not sign a player Steven doesn’t think he’s going to play in his first team.
    “We have a very open environment where obviously when you’re talking about signings you’re talking in terms of wages, transfer fees et cetera.
    “So an open and honest policy has to exist where we’ll all comment on what we think are the pros and cons of any particular target.
     
    “So it’s invaluable, the physical input from Jordan Milsom, the coaching aspects from Tom Culshaw and Mick Beale, and Gary Mac is obviously vastly experienced in terms of players and playing at certain levels and being able to cope with the environment.
    “Those are all factors in terms of looking at it for myself and Steven, and obviously Andy Scoulding plays a big part in that as the head of scouting.”
    Rangers have already signed up Steven Davis, Jordan Jones and Jake Hastie for next season, as Allen tries to get a squad in place early on.
    He added: "Everyone’s aware when the transfer window opens and closes so the only business you can conclude before are players who can join you who are out of contract or on Bosmans.
    “So I would look at that as the low-hanging fruit, our job is to make sure that not only our squad is strong and capable of mounting the challenge that we want to make, but ultimately this about adding some quality to the existing quality we’ve got.
     
    “Like in any season there’ll be players who come in and players who go, but the reality is the transfer window isn’t open officially yet, so other than the Bosmans there’s nothing we can do that this moment in time.
    “I don’t think it’s a secret to say we’re looking at somebody in that attacking midfield area who can bring us a little bit of joy toward the top end of the pitch.
    “There’s no secret about the fact that Joe Worrall will go back and return to Nottingham Forest so obviously there’s a focus on making sure we’re robust enough there.
    “Generally we’re looking at where we can strengthen, bearing in mind the number of games we hope to play next season.”
  16. Bobby Hume liked a post in a topic by backup in Scottish Protestants Against Discrimination protest Sat 27 Apr 10am   
    And on she goes, not giving one Presbyterian fuck about anything anyone has said, as does her bigoted little coterie, who continue to pish all over us at will.
  17. Bears r us liked a post in a topic by backup in Transfers explanation..of a sort.   
    Mark Allen explains Rangers' transfer policy and Steven Gerrard's input on signings
    The Ibrox director says it's an "open environment" when it comes to discussions over potential new players.
     
    19:47, 15 MAY 2019
    UPDATED19:58, 15 MAY 2019
    SPORT
     
    Rangers director of football Mark Allen has explained how much of a say Steven Gerrard has on transfers at Ibrox.
    Many clubs now have a director of football alongside a head coach or manager who is responsible for signing players.
    After a big overhaul last summer there were questions over who had the final say on signings at Ibrox, but the director has revealed it's a bit of both at Rangers .
    Allen told Rangers TV: "I think the most important thing for me is there’s no single point of decision.
    “Just to qualify that: I don’t mean it’s a committee, what I mean is we bounce off each other.
    “There are a number of targets who are identified by the scouting department, those targets are evaluated against what we believe we need and ultimately a list is produced.
     
    
“Those lists are discussed at length - looking at clips, going to watch the players, finding out as much as we can about their background.
    “Then we’ll sit down with a very small group and plot through the priorities and almost rank the players in terms of first preference, second preference et cetera, because you’re never convinced you’re going to get a potential target over the line.
    “Then ultimately myself and Steven will land on a point, and I’ll say this candidly - I will not sign a player Steven doesn’t think he’s going to play in his first team.
    “We have a very open environment where obviously when you’re talking about signings you’re talking in terms of wages, transfer fees et cetera.
    “So an open and honest policy has to exist where we’ll all comment on what we think are the pros and cons of any particular target.
     
    “So it’s invaluable, the physical input from Jordan Milsom, the coaching aspects from Tom Culshaw and Mick Beale, and Gary Mac is obviously vastly experienced in terms of players and playing at certain levels and being able to cope with the environment.
    “Those are all factors in terms of looking at it for myself and Steven, and obviously Andy Scoulding plays a big part in that as the head of scouting.”
    Rangers have already signed up Steven Davis, Jordan Jones and Jake Hastie for next season, as Allen tries to get a squad in place early on.
    He added: "Everyone’s aware when the transfer window opens and closes so the only business you can conclude before are players who can join you who are out of contract or on Bosmans.
    “So I would look at that as the low-hanging fruit, our job is to make sure that not only our squad is strong and capable of mounting the challenge that we want to make, but ultimately this about adding some quality to the existing quality we’ve got.
     
    “Like in any season there’ll be players who come in and players who go, but the reality is the transfer window isn’t open officially yet, so other than the Bosmans there’s nothing we can do that this moment in time.
    “I don’t think it’s a secret to say we’re looking at somebody in that attacking midfield area who can bring us a little bit of joy toward the top end of the pitch.
    “There’s no secret about the fact that Joe Worrall will go back and return to Nottingham Forest so obviously there’s a focus on making sure we’re robust enough there.
    “Generally we’re looking at where we can strengthen, bearing in mind the number of games we hope to play next season.”
  18. cascadeshrimp liked a post in a topic by backup in Transfers explanation..of a sort.   
    Mark Allen explains Rangers' transfer policy and Steven Gerrard's input on signings
    The Ibrox director says it's an "open environment" when it comes to discussions over potential new players.
     
    19:47, 15 MAY 2019
    UPDATED19:58, 15 MAY 2019
    SPORT
     
    Rangers director of football Mark Allen has explained how much of a say Steven Gerrard has on transfers at Ibrox.
    Many clubs now have a director of football alongside a head coach or manager who is responsible for signing players.
    After a big overhaul last summer there were questions over who had the final say on signings at Ibrox, but the director has revealed it's a bit of both at Rangers .
    Allen told Rangers TV: "I think the most important thing for me is there’s no single point of decision.
    “Just to qualify that: I don’t mean it’s a committee, what I mean is we bounce off each other.
    “There are a number of targets who are identified by the scouting department, those targets are evaluated against what we believe we need and ultimately a list is produced.
     
    
“Those lists are discussed at length - looking at clips, going to watch the players, finding out as much as we can about their background.
    “Then we’ll sit down with a very small group and plot through the priorities and almost rank the players in terms of first preference, second preference et cetera, because you’re never convinced you’re going to get a potential target over the line.
    “Then ultimately myself and Steven will land on a point, and I’ll say this candidly - I will not sign a player Steven doesn’t think he’s going to play in his first team.
    “We have a very open environment where obviously when you’re talking about signings you’re talking in terms of wages, transfer fees et cetera.
    “So an open and honest policy has to exist where we’ll all comment on what we think are the pros and cons of any particular target.
     
    “So it’s invaluable, the physical input from Jordan Milsom, the coaching aspects from Tom Culshaw and Mick Beale, and Gary Mac is obviously vastly experienced in terms of players and playing at certain levels and being able to cope with the environment.
    “Those are all factors in terms of looking at it for myself and Steven, and obviously Andy Scoulding plays a big part in that as the head of scouting.”
    Rangers have already signed up Steven Davis, Jordan Jones and Jake Hastie for next season, as Allen tries to get a squad in place early on.
    He added: "Everyone’s aware when the transfer window opens and closes so the only business you can conclude before are players who can join you who are out of contract or on Bosmans.
    “So I would look at that as the low-hanging fruit, our job is to make sure that not only our squad is strong and capable of mounting the challenge that we want to make, but ultimately this about adding some quality to the existing quality we’ve got.
     
    “Like in any season there’ll be players who come in and players who go, but the reality is the transfer window isn’t open officially yet, so other than the Bosmans there’s nothing we can do that this moment in time.
    “I don’t think it’s a secret to say we’re looking at somebody in that attacking midfield area who can bring us a little bit of joy toward the top end of the pitch.
    “There’s no secret about the fact that Joe Worrall will go back and return to Nottingham Forest so obviously there’s a focus on making sure we’re robust enough there.
    “Generally we’re looking at where we can strengthen, bearing in mind the number of games we hope to play next season.”
  19. SonOfLuther liked a post in a topic by backup in it's a miracle   
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    WhatsApp Video 2019-05-15 at 21.10.55.mp4
  20. magic8ball liked a post in a topic by backup in Rangers statement r.e. Flanagan Citation   
    words fail me, a tissue of innuendo far removed from any truth.
     
     
     
  21. scottyscott1963 liked a post in a topic by backup in Rangers statement r.e. Flanagan Citation   
    words fail me, a tissue of innuendo far removed from any truth.
     
     
     
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