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    Quote Originally Posted by Plastic Paddy View Post
    At the risk of a huge chomp, I have to comment on this. "Rangers" were not "hurled into the bottom tier... with two shillings to rub together". The new Ibrox club was not demoted, relegated or anything else like it, but Sevco Scotland was granted a football licence and awarded the vacant SFL spot despite having neither the trading history nor the requisite documentation. Having been allowed by a supine SFA to change its trading style to that of the original club, the new entity's CEO then ran a share issue that raised in excess of 20m and then oversaw the spunking of the whole lot and more. A succession of spivs and chancers subsequently found their way to and through the Blue Room while any serious businesspeople were discredited and scared off. And the supporters keep allowing themselves to be fleeced for more.

    In short, the new "Rangers" is guilty of the same hubris and sense of entitlement as the old, and due to its profligacy appears to be headed in exactly the same direction. As they say in Scotland, hell mend them.

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    Ah yeah, sorry for my loose (technically inaccurate) wording. I know how things played out and I definitely wasn't being sympathetic if that's the way you read it.

    The point I was making didn't need to be supported by the specifics... just the bottom line, i.e. Rangers, in their current disguise, had to start from the bottom up without massive funds behind them (relative to Celtic at least).
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    Not SPL but.....bwahahahahaha

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    So one more game to an unbeaten league season for Celtic. When you consider how poor they were under Ronnie Deila, it has been one hell of a transformation by Brendan Rodgers, especially with Rangers back in the league. Certainly done his c.v. no harm at all.
    Forget about the performance or entertainment. It's only the result that matters.

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    This could be a good watch tonight - http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/40019642

    Quote Originally Posted by Wednesday, 24th May - BBC 1 Scotland 21:00 / BBC 1 23:15

    Glasgow 1967: The Lisbon Lions


    Fifty years after Celtic became the first British team to win the European Cup, this documentary tells the stories of the men who were part of that squad, featuring unseen archive footage, fans' stories and moving testimonies from Bertie Auld, Bobby Lennox, Jim Craig, John Clark, Willie Wallace, former Rangers captain John Greig and the players' families.

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    I had to laugh when I heard that some Rangers' fans had complained about Lennon's behaviour at the end of the Hibs' victory at Ibrox when you consider the appalling stick they give him. No charges are to be brought against him https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017...897532-lennon/ Players often celebrate in front of opposing fans. Can managers not do the same ?

    Tricolour among the Hibs' fans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuRJSKaPN8A
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlsFan View Post
    I had to laugh when I heard that some Rangers' fans had complained about Lennon's behaviour at the end of the Hibs' victory at Ibrox when you consider the appalling stick they give him. No charges are to be brought against him https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017...897532-lennon/ Players often celebrate in front of opposing fans. Can managers not do the same ?

    Tricolour among the Hibs' fans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuRJSKaPN8A
    That's an Ivory Coast flag...
    DID YOU NOTICE A SIGN OUTSIDE MY HOUSE...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BonnieShels View Post
    That's an Ivory Coast flag...
    It's an Irish flag. Just because you look at from the other direction doesn't make it an Ivorian flag

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    Quote Originally Posted by BonnieShels View Post
    That's an Ivory Coast flag...
    Except Hibs have no player from the Ivory Coast.
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    http://m.independent.ie/irish-news/c...-36137764.html

    Had a feeling he was one of our own. Poor Glaswegians, having imbeciles like him descending on the city every two weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOneWhoKnocks View Post
    http://m.independent.ie/irish-news/c...-36137764.html

    Had a feeling he was one of our own. Poor Glaswegians, having imbeciles like him descending on the city every two weeks.
    Why did you have a feeling he was Irish? It's not as if we have a track record of bad behavior.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlsFan View Post
    Why did you have a feeling he was Irish? It's not as if we have a track record of bad behavior.
    Don't think he'll be answering you Owlly.

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    Jim White, the Scottish Sky presenter who usually hypes up deadline day, must be a big Rangers supporter, as he devoted the first 10 minutes last night of Sky Sports News about the sacking of Pedro Caixinha and interviewed just about anyone who ever played for Rangers. Normally, Scottish football is way down the list after the EPL, EFL, Boxing, Racing from Doncaster and Darts from Scunthorpe.
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    You got to love the Old Firm games really. 3 moments of ecstasy for the Gers' fans and they still go home empty handed. I had a text rant from a Celtic fan about the linesman who indicated that the Celtic player should be sent off. Apparently he (the linesman) is the Conservative and Unionist MP for Moray which is a bizarre double jobbing. His decisions would always be questioned by many Celtic fans. Mind you, it looked like a sending off to me.
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    Steve Gerrard linked with going to Rangers in the Summer http://www.punditarena.com/football/...rrard-rangers/
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    That's a lot of dosh for Celtic to spend https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2018...uard-from-psg/
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    Rogers linked to Leicester https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2019...-to-leicester/ Hope not as I would enjoy a fight out between him and Gerard for the League title.
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    Looks like Brendan Rogers is off to Leicester and Lennon will return to Celtic ? https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/47368961 Money I assume as mid-table mediocrity (yes I know they won the league once) is hardly that exciting. Of course it can be a stepping stone back to one of the bigger clubs if it all goes well.
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    The treble's lose their luster after a while I suppose. Getting to the CPL knock-outs is about the only thing left he hadn't done with Celtic and that's as distant an ambition as when he arrived.
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    Can't believe this is still rumbling on: https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2019...-rangers-fall/
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