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The frustration at the news Derk Boerrigter is injured, again, and will miss another important Champions League game, is enormous.  Derk was a big part of our summer signing strategy but he came with a caveat concerning his propensity to suffer injury.

We have seen only flashes of him since he joined from Ajax in the summer.  His opportunities to exploit his undoubted speed in SPFL games will be limited by opponents tendency to defend deep, denying him space to run into, making Champions League games all the more important to his season.

Our other pace player, James Forrest, will surely come into sharp focus for the visit of Ajax on Tuesday.

I see Alasdair Johnston is expressing concern that Our Hero is still pulling the strings at Ibrox!  I never thought of that!

Let’s see…. He is a director of Sevco 5088 Ltd, the firm which had an irrevocable right to buy the assets of liquidated Rangers, he issued a pre-action letter to exercise those rights, there was in independent ‘inquiry’ which completely failed to investigate control of Sevco 5088 Ltd, then he went quiet. Why are we always a day behind the news?

Does that mean he got bored and went away, or is he conducting his business in private?  I am sure it’s the latter but Craig Whyte is the least of Johnston’s concerns when it comes to who is able to pull strings at Ibrox.  All the action is offstage.

Speaking about what is happening offstage, whenever Rangers International’s advisers confirm how the company can appoint sufficient executives to be compliant with AIM requirements, they will need a new chief executive.

Going by recent (and not so recent) trends they will need someone with their snout constantly in the trough, with impeccable Rangers credentials, with their snout constantly in the trough, who is currently available for work, with their snout constantly in the trough, who has previously worked in the game and with their snout constantly in the trough.

If only they could find another genuine fan who would be prepared to do whatever necessary in return for a remarkable contract.  Can’t think of anyone.

Wait a minute………

Thanks to everyone who participated in Show Your Hand yesterday.

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  1. Paul67

     

     

    Can you clear up whom you were referring to in the original article?

     

     

    Thank you in advance?….

  2. LMFAO……….

     

     

    So wee Craigie boy has always had first dibs on the bricks (it would seem)

     

     

    When Liquidation II arrives will the Easdales lose their 25%?

     

     

    Is this why the blue knights won’t put real money on the table?

     

     

    Comedy gold …hehehe

  3. Im really hoping the sevco show is brought to an end soon….cant get nothing done for laughing, hell mend them.

     

     

    “wheres ra deeds”

     

     

    HH

  4. leftclicktic oscar in our thoughts on

    The Honest Mistake loves being first

     

    that is a “Rogues with brogues” gallery list to be getting on with.

     

     

    Kitalba :EBT Raes reply was at least we were winning titles or words to that effect,

     

    Irony overload :))

  5. Jesus wept. I weep . The whole of Scottish football weeps. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry or throw things around the house .

     

    This stupidity has to end. It has got to the Comical Ali stage, except there is more than one Ali…take you pick from Chick Dung, Keith Jackson, Derek Johnstone etc.

     

    No one can defend this sad burlesque of a football club anymore.

     

    I just want it to end, it is no longer fun, they need to simply not exist, it would be a truly better place without them. No redemption is possible just send them to the bad fire and let the devil bemoan having them.

  6. ACGR Supporting Big Nan's Reveal the Masonic Judge Petition on

    Tallybhoy, sincere condolences on the loss of your father. Stay strong at this terrible time.

     

     

    YNWA

     

     

     

    Acgr

  7. Whoever it is who’s next to stick his snout in the trough, if he doesn’t want to get himself on an endangered species list, he’d better be a good Billy Hunalloyed. Bringing back the orange away strip might curry Fauvel.

  8. leftclicktic oscar in our thoughts on

    The Green Man

     

    12:51 on

     

    17 October, 2013

     

    Canny be long before ra bold bomber gies a rousin speech fae the steps, before getting huckled, but still manages tae shout, “wheres ra deeds” just before the back doors slam shut :)

     

     

    HH

     

     

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    I confess that I thought of Bomber this morning after seeing rags headlines about Whyte posted .

     

     

    IFFFFFFFFFFFF our hero still has the keys and bomber

     

    all the deluded put their money in rather than tell them what he knew, they will be even more raging than usual and who was he protecting with his silence ? Orrrrr who muzzled him? is more to the point.

     

     

    Questions questions questions

  9. To no great surprise, the curry of ‘curry favour’ has nothing to do with Indian food. It comes instead from an Old French verb conraier – ‘to prepare’, ‘to put in order’. This is the same source as the name for the rubbing down and dressing of horses – curry-combing.

     

     

    The mishearing that gives us ‘curry favour’ is of the second word. This was originally not ‘favour’ but ‘favel’. John Palsgrave’s Lesclarcissement de la langue françoyse [The clarification of the French language], 1530, records a curryfavell as ‘a flatterar’.

     

     

    curry favourFavel comes from the 1310 poem by the French royal clerk Gervais du Bus – Roman de Fauvel [The Romance of Fauvel]. That morality tale relates the story of Fauvel, an ambitious and vain horse, who deceives and corrupts the greedy leaders of church and state. The name Fauvel or Favvel, which is formed from ‘fau-vel’ (in English ‘veiled lie’), is an acrostic made from the initial letters of a version of the seven deadly sins: flaterie (flattery/pride), avarice (greed/gluttony), vilanie (wrath), variété (inconstancy), envie (envy), and lacheté (cowardice).

     

     

    In the poem, the rich and powerful humiliate themselves by bowing down and stroking the coat of the false leader, that is, by ‘currying Fauvel’.

     

     

     

    Bet you Alex Rae never knew that.

  10. Chicco Dung, if you’re reading this, why don’t you ask Super Dave to take his case to the UN.?

     

     

    An innocent man fined £44,000,000.00.?

     

     

    PLUS £117,000,000.00 (fag packet calculation), in criminal assets recovery!

     

     

    It’s an injustice it is!!

     

     

    Is that another world record?

     

     

    HH

  11. Walter

     

    Ogilve

     

    Wiggy Smith

     

    Longmuir

     

    Bain

     

     

    McCoist

     

    Minty

     

    Whyte

     

     

    Never mind a “brogues gallery” that`s a veritable dream team…or what the military call a “target rich environment”

  12. Phyllis Dietrichson on

    I’m pretty sure Paul67 was referring to Ally. A new world record – first person to be player, manager and chairman…oh no he played for a different club.

  13. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    STOP PRESS !!!

     

     

     

    Rangers Chief Executive role for former BBC Radio Scotland presenter Chick Young

     

     

    by CHRIS MARSHALL

     

     

    Published on the 17 October 2013

     

    12:31

     

     

     

    Former Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep Singer husband and BBC pundit Chick Young was today unveiled as the new chief executive at Rangers.

     

     

    Young, 59, who signed off from 37 years as a sports writer last night at the BBC by launching a scathing broadside at fellow journalists and the receptionist, will oversee the Ibrox club’s entire operation when he takes up his role in the new year.

     

     

    His appointment was confirmed by the club today on its official website after speculation began to grow on Twitter earlier this week.

     

     

    In a statement, the club said: “The Rangers Football Club has announced today the appointment of Chick Young as the club’s chief executive. His appointment will take effect from early next week.

     

     

    “Chick will be in charge of everything”

     

     

    “He joins Rangers following a distinguished journalistic career in Scotland as well as being a presenter with the BBC.”

     

     

    It said Young would be supported by Rangers’ own in-house media team as well as Media House, the PR agency led by the former editor of the Scottish Sun, Jack Irvine.

     

     

    One of the country’s best-known sports journalists, Young is still highly regarded throughout the Eropean football community

     

     

    Celtic fan Michael McMahon MSP said

     

     

    “I haven’t met a Celtic fan yet who’s not astounded of forehead that Young’s now working for Rangers, because they always thought he did anyway,” he said.

     

     

    “He’s gone from being their unofficial spokesman to their Boss.

     

     

    “I don’t think any fan has a particular problem if a journalist has an allegiance to a particular club, as long as they report in an even-handed manner.

     

     

    “His parting shot at the receptionsit showed the lack of class he had.”

     

     

    But John DC Gow, the co-founder of fan site The Rangers Standard, welcomed the club’s decision to appoint Young. He tweeted: “Chick Young will have more information on the Scottish media than the CIA have on Iran. Great appointment from the Rangers.”

     

     

    Young’s appointment means he will no longer present BBC Scotland’s phone-in show. Last night, the BBC said a new programme would replace it.

     

     

    In a recent column , Young said he was leaving journalism upset at the way some media had reported Rangers’ financial woes. He wrote: “Perhaps in time more will be written about this kind of hack and the rabid desire to help bring down Rangers, a fierce desire that, sadly, was widespread.

     

     

    “Just when did they become consumed by such eye- popping rage? Was it always there, a dormant fury against Rangers and their fans, who deserve enormous credit for having saved their club, just waiting for the catalyst?

     

     

    “Now they can’t help themselves. They can’t stop foaming at the mouth and we can be sure their determination to have titles stripped will go into overdrive.

     

     

    “They need some kind of victory or they might explode and that would be terribly messy. All that bile all over the walls and streets.”

     

     

    He added: “My work here is done and I’m glad – but just for the record, I’ve not been sacked or made redundant. I was asked to remain, but my conscience won’t allow me to stay in our profession. I must now save Rangers

     

     

    “The kind of journalism needed by the country, never mind sport, no longer exists in enough of the media outlets. I will be consumed by my single handed efforts in saving Rangers. With a man like Ally McCosit by my side we cannot fail. We are Rangers to the core and I urge all Rangers fans to keep the faith”

     

     

    Young used his column in the BBC to single out The Rangers Tax Case, a blog which won the prestigious Orwell Prize for blogging earlier this year, accusing those behind it of being Peter Lawwells bitches. The BBC refused to print it and so started a new chapter in the Former Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep Singer husband.

  14. Anyone who thinks someone will dip their toe in the water to see if they can stick their snout in the trough or get their hands stuck in the till, must have their head in the sand!

     

     

    And they’ll need eyes in the back of their head and their finger on the pulse.

     

     

    They will need to step up to the plate and bring something to the table…

     

     

    And somehow keep their nose clean…. as they batten down the hatches and get ready for a baptism of fire….

  15. I can see Chic’s point; 41 previous convictions in the Louden or the Grapes (Is that dump still open?) and you’re still classed as a virgin!

     

     

    The Lying King is just misunderstood…

     

     

    HH

  16. Alasdair MacLean

     

     

    They’re up their elbows in it. They’d best keep their feet on the ground and their enemies at arms length.

     

     

    Otherwise they’ll be on their knees with not even a toehold – clinging on by their fingernails.

  17. Thou art too like the spirit of Banquo: down!

     

    Thy crown does sear mine eye-balls. And thy hair,

     

    Thou other gold-bound brow, is like the first.

     

    A third is like the former. Filthy hags!

     

    Why do you show me this? A fourth! Start, eyes!

     

    What, will the line stretch out to the crack of doom?

  18. Snippets for “Rangers Quick News”:

     

     

    When is the orange strip coming out and will they have XXXXXL sizes?

     

     

    What happened to the Manchester money?

     

     

    Can somebody please start a poppy debate?

     

     

    Why are there no home games in October?

     

     

    Chick Young is a Tim and his face should never be seen on the radio.

     

     

    Boycott Dunfermline.

     

     

    Will there still be a Loving Cup ceremony this year.

     

     

    Ally must bring back Walter and other good Rangers men.

     

     

    Is there anything left in the trough?

  19. Alasdair MacLean on

    Anyone who thinks someone will dip their toe in the water to see if they can stick their snout in the trough or get their hands stuck in the till, must have their head in the sand!

     

     

    And they’ll need eyes in the back of their head and their finger on the pulse.

     

     

    They will need to step up to the plate and bring something to the table…

     

     

    And somehow keep their nose clean…. as they batten down the hatches and get ready for a baptism of fire….

     

     

    OK, I’ll keep my ear to the ground for someone who fits the bill……

  20. oops!!!

     

     

     

    Thou art too like the spirit of Banquo. Down!

     

    Thy crown does sear mine eye-balls. And thy hair,

     

    Thou other gold-bound brow, is like the first.

     

    A third is like the former. Filthy hags!

     

    Why do you show me this? A fourth! Start, eyes!

     

    What, will the line stretch out to the crack of doom?

     

    Another yet! A seventh! I’ll see no more:

     

    And yet the eighth appears, who bears a glass

     

    Which shows me many more; and some I see

     

    That two-fold balls and treble scepters carry:

     

    Horrible sight! Now, I see, ’tis true;

     

    For the blood-bolter’d Banquo smiles upon me,

     

    And points at them for his.

  21. Alasdair MacLean on

    PeteTheBeat

     

     

     

    13:20 on 17 October, 2013

     

     

     

    Alasdair MacLean

     

     

    They’re up their elbows in it. They’d best keep their feet on the ground and their enemies at arms length.

     

     

    Otherwise they’ll be on their knees with not even a toehold – clinging on by their fingernails.

     

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    They need someone to put their money where their mouth is, and not just pay lip service to dignity.

  22. cliftonville celt from belfast praying for Oscar the wee legend on

    NA NAN NAN NAN NA NA

     

    CRAIGY WHYTE CRAIGHY CRAIGHY WHYTE

     

     

    THAT IS ALL

  23. leftclicktic

     

     

    Im pmsl here…..and I cannot wait till ra bomber makes an appearance.

     

    at his last speech from the steps of the reich….I laughed for hours, seriously funny

     

    The ugliest mob of chancers you have ever seen….still on you tube I think.

     

    Gut wrenchingly hilarious :)

     

     

    HH

  24. Philbhoy - Bring it on!!!! on

    Anyone who thinks someone will dip their toe in the water to see if they can stick their snout in the trough or get their hands stuck in the till, must have their head in the sand!

     

     

    And they’ll need eyes in the back of their head and their finger on the pulse.

     

     

    They will need to step up to the plate and bring something to the table…

     

     

    And somehow keep their nose clean….

     

     

    …….and their eyes peeled….

  25. leftclicktic oscar in our thoughts on

    Charlotte Fakes III ‏@CharlotteFakes3 1h

     

     

    @TomEnglishSport Blue Pitch Holdings and Margarita. Let’s start by revealing the mask and the real power brokers. http://i.imgur.com/NsEBEJ5.jpg

     

     

    ———————————————————————————————————————————————–

     

     

    Latest from Charlotte

     

    Make of it what you will

     

    Though the account was suspended after 1 yes one tweet

     

    Questions questions questions

  26. Way behind on all things celtic

     

     

    How long is matthews, lustig and derk out for ?

     

     

    Got a bad feeling about our champions league final pts figure.

     

     

    Our midfield is no where near as good without big vic.

     

     

    Now seems, ledley , samaras and stokes will be off in the summer.

     

     

    Maybe time to worry about our own club than that division 2 team. Seems clear enough to me our board dont worry about them,

  27. kitalba

     

    13:18 on

     

    17 October, 2013

     

    Anyone who thinks someone will dip their toe in the water to see if they can stick their snout in the trough or get their hands stuck in the till, must have their head in the sand!

     

     

    And they’ll need eyes in the back of their head and their finger on the pulse.

     

     

    They will need to step up to the plate and bring something to the table…

     

     

    And somehow keep their nose clean…. as they batten down the hatches and get ready for a baptism of fire….

     

     

     

    I try to avoid cliches,like the plague.

  28. canamalar prays Oscar can do it again on

    Im thinking this caveat for propensity to suffer injury is a bit of revisionism, no such caveats were made known, I raised it during my visit to barcelona were I met an ajax supporter who told me about his sicknote playing career.

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