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Scottish football ,the game that hated itself to death


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Scotland is a small country both geographical and population wise but has strong history in the world of football,we have so much to be proud of,the venue for the first ever international,the home of the world's most successful club and one of the world's top 3 derbies if not THE top derby ,we have so much to build on to improve the marketing of our national game but instead there is an internal hatred that holds the whole countries national sport back 

Last week's supreme court ruling which in real terms was irrelevant has been used by the masses as an opportunity to hate and spread venom in an era when hate can be treated as a crime punishable with incarceration, yet in 2017 scotland hating the club I love is seen as fashionable and the supporters of my club are treated as inferior beings that deserve all that is coming to them ,

In my time as a football fan I have witnessed other clubs in this country go through financial problems ,all received a sympathetic ear from the rest of the nation,dundee for example went into administration twice and there was a media outcry on the second instance because they were due a bigger penalty which in essence guaranteed relegation before a ball was kicked and was seen as unfair both for the fans and the club ,

Compare that to our financial collapse,when we entered administration ,our players made agreements with the club to ensure that nobody lost their jobs ,not just the players but the everyday normal Joes that were the lifeblood ,the heart and soul of one of the world's truly great football clubs ,the good old Scottish media at the time claimed that our admin was wrong,"what kind of administration sees no people lose their job"comments like this should have saw the authors of these words lose their jobs, but no,we are in an era where our great club is an easy target to blame for all that is wrong 

when the 2012 season closed we were still in admin and a Cva was still a viable option,yet our fellow clubs were meeting to draw up rules to punish us ,there were no rules to differentiate between liquidation and exiting admin via a cva,early in admin there were rules drawn up for liquidation scenarios that included multiple season points deductions ,multiple seasons prize money deductions and multiple season tv money deductions, our support reacted by saying that if liquidation happened we would not support such sanctions and we would rather start from the bottom of the pile sanction free ,the spl gaffer,Neil Doncaster was interviewed on the steps of hampden saying that we would be staying in the spl as there was no mechanism to remove us from the league and we would be there whether we liked it or not ,

media frenzy (which is key to our present situation) took over and gave the fans a voice for the first time ever in a major decision,the reaction to the haters voice led to us being expelled from the spl and then enter the sfl at div 3 level was a serious own goal as tv revenue was slashed to the whole of the country and revenue from the paying fan dropped too,despite promises from fans to support clubs more that agreed to sink the boot into the evil Rangers 

in a time in world football where money from tv is so important we have been left behind in an incalculable amount financially for many many years ,last year we had the first "old firm"game in almost 4years which at the time was said had the biggest global viewing figures for a live sporting event since the super bowl,yet would have been sold for about 100k to tv ,a serious underestimation from the governors of our game,tv companies and advertisers made a fortune from that game while the stars of the show made a pittance thanks to the internal strife in our country 

move forward to today where the haters and our own media are openly seen to try and take short term and short sighted advantage of a situation that is years old and very wrong in my own opinion, where a court ruling ruled our ex financial company was due tax on a then legal scenario ,lessons from the past have not been learned on the general well being of our national game,more and more fuel will be poured on the fire until the authorities try their best to take fairly won honours from us ,the hatred and decision in our country will take generations to heal,if they ever do heal ,

that is why I label Scottish football,the game that hated itself to death 

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The real issue with this is that the influence for this campaign is surfacing from supporters of other certain clubs. Think back to the 'sell out Saturday' campaign.

in a sense you can expect such animosity. Fans are all about emotions - just analyse some comments on here lately ? - obviously there are fans from 2-3 clubs who really are in campaign mode right now. And of course there are certain media figures scrot, Speirs, Thompson who are on the payroll 

but it's the directors at clubs like motherwell, Kilmarnock, st Johnstone, Ross County that have to stand up and put an end to all this nonsense. They have to publically back the SFA and put this fire out 

This argument is fuelled by pure and utter hatred (just consider the clubs and media figures) and it has to be put to bed. 

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9 minutes ago, jimgers said:

More like hated to extinction,  by the Filth FC.

This is the bit that gets me,the other clubs are that blinded by hatred \mob rule that if they were ever to get their way it just clears the pathway for the filth to win everything at a cantor and make a modest amount doing it. The TV money (or lack of) that comes in makes sure that the status quo is observed and they will always have greater resources than the other clubs (us outstanding). The people who are the figureheads for running the SFA don't have a clue,and the real people running it don't want them to.

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1 hour ago, Deanzmeanzheinz said:

The real issue with this is that the influence for this campaign is surfacing from supporters of other certain clubs. Think back to the 'sell out Saturday' campaign.

in a sense you can expect such animosity. Fans are all about emotions - just analyse some comments on here lately ? - obviously there are fans from 2-3 clubs who really are in campaign mode right now. And of course there are certain media figures scrot, Speirs, Thompson who are on the payroll 

but it's the directors at clubs like motherwell, Kilmarnock, st Johnstone, Ross County that have to stand up and put an end to all this nonsense. They have to publically back the SFA and put this fire out 

This argument is fuelled by pure and utter hatred (just consider the clubs and media figures) and it has to be put to bed. 

A very good post from the OP

Ref the highlighted bit in your post. How much influence would these clubs have to put this fire out? Would it not be better for our board to seek the intervention from the International Football Association Board.who could stop these clubs undermining association rules. 

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Good post OP. Sets the whole thing out exactly.

All the clubs mentioned said they didn't need Rangers, that their supporters would come out and support their clubs. Five years on we know that to be a fairy tale it didn't happen. How many of them now are on the bones of their arses, most of them.

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I always thought when we got back to the SPL we should of boycotted away games out of principal, and if the opposition fans don't come to Ibrox then we would have 55 thousand sellout every home game. Why should our fans prop up the teams that forced us down the leagues.

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1 hour ago, Jack Jumpin said:

I always thought when we got back to the SPL we should of boycotted away games out of principal, and if the opposition fans don't come to Ibrox then we would have 55 thousand sellout every home game. Why should our fans prop up the teams that forced us down the leagues.

55000?

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3 hours ago, William McBeath said:

Good post OP but you forgot to mention the bit were we pumped them all rotten for the best part of 140 years. 

I think we underestimate this. 

There is absolutely no good now saying "why do they hate us so" when for at least a couple of generations we have been ruling the roost and telling them all how much we don't gaf what they think. 

Apart from a brief period in the early to mid eighties we have been the premier club in this country since their 9 in a row and, as is the won't of every football fan, we have crowed about it.

With every "no one likes us, we don't care" sung they nursed their wrath and their hatred grew. With every trophy we won and each time "simply the best" got blasted out they died a little inside and swore that vengeance would be brutal. 

Well this is it. All those decades of hatred built up and indoctrinated into the young. Now unleashed with fury and totally lacking in logical assessment. 

I am not reading anything on this trophy stripping stuff because some things you just can't change people's minds on. They will never accept that we didn't cheat. They will never accept that we didn't die. They will never accept that Jesus didn't die for their sins. Indoctrination cannot be undone. 

Suck it up because this won't change in my lifetime. Rangers will remain the hated club for generations and it will only be cemented further when we get 55

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You're right OP, they did nearly hate themselves to death. They hate our club more than they love their own club, which is plain wrong. How we ended up in the 3rd division was absolutely crazy. There should have been no complaining about it  because a team from the 1st division, Dundee, got promoted to the SPL. They were all too embroiled in their hatred towards us that they never thought how it would effect their team. They are all a bunch of fucking morons, who shouldn't be let out on their own, yet their clubs listened to their shite. Sell Out Saturday? How good good was that? The only place that sold all their tickets was Ibrox. Elsewhere stands were getting closed, with tarpaulin covering thousands of seats, and there were still rows, and rows of empty seats. Thy don't want to live with us, but they can't live without us! WATP!!!

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The fact that the particularly bitter fans of these Scottish clubs happy enough to are align with the east-end minks is as enough but it's the fact that these other fans almost don't realise that this will only benefit Septic. That's the strange aspect of this.

Liewell and his poisonous green and grey allies have too much power over the game in this country. 

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More fans campaigning than turning out out for games. It's bigotry and hatred, but i feed on it. Watching them as we beat them makes it sweeter.  The difference between now than in 2012 is we are in the top flight. 

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We are Scottish football, the rest are hangers on. The big empty stands are testomny to the pulling power of these clubs including septic. Rangers filled Ibrox in the 3/2 and Championship divisions no one else could do that in Scotland and it gauling for them. If septic went to the 3rd division they would struggle to half fill thier ground.

Rangers are the most importaint club in Scotland and all of them are jealous that they are second rate compaired to us; that it why they attack us so. They want us to be at thier level and it mkes them sick that we are coming through our adversity with a solid commited fan base, when none of them have anything near that. septic are acting billy big balls just now but they know we are going to come back with a vengeance and take that title sooner than they want. For all thier bravado septic are scared as they know this season or next Rangers are taking the title and they again are in OUR shadow.

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Great post OP.

The level of hate in Scottish football is profoundly unhealthy. What happened to Rangers in Scotland - effectively relegated to the lowest tier of Scottish football - would never have happened in England. Indeed, nobody would have demanded it. Even if it happened to MUFC, I seriously doubt if even MCFC fans would have expected nor demanded such punishment. I remember when Spurs were kicked out of the FA Cup a few years ago, most fans felt the punishment was too harsh and campaigned together to try and get it rescinded. Swindon Town were relegated two divisions once and the public went ape shit and it was reversed.

Imagine in any other country, players of a top club being attacked on the pitch after a domestic cup final, and no condemnation, no apology, no reparation. Imagine if an England international was treated to the abuse that Lee Wallace suffered last season, purely for being attacked on a football pitch, the press, media and public would be outraged. Yet in Scotland, the press/media and general public publicly ignore the issue and privately revel in it. The First Minister even congratulated the opposition on their win and ignored the disgrace that the victors had brought to her country.

Rivalry is healthy. But widespread hate for hates sake will kill the game in Scotland.

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