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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. If noses did grow with each lie you tell… you could probably walk from Glasgow to New York as long as you had a good sense of balance and Chick didn’t sneeze.

  2. Alasdair MacLean:

     

     

    Not at all mate, but it’s bed for me after I go out and say good night to the stars.

  3. kitalba

     

    13:50 on

     

    17 October, 2013

     

    Turkeybhoy:

     

     

    Don’t pick on me mate, it was that pesky Ross County Supporter who started it.

     

     

    LOL.As I said,”I avoid cliches like the plague”buts thats no reason for you to”Pass the buck”.

  4. 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……

     

     

    Make sure they can push the envelope and think outside the box..

     

     

    Before pulling the wool over their eyes and then fleecing them….

  5. bognorbhoyle oscar in my thoughts 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……

     

     

    Make sure they can push the envelope and think outside the box

     

     

    but they will never see the complete picture…….

  6. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    Chico wanted thems off the front page and back on the back page. Bloody hell they’re on both. The power of the man knows no bounds!!

  7. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    Chair bhoy I don’t know, all I would say is that if you buy a car at an auction that’s clearly had a lot of work done on it the motor may be cheap but don’t be surprised if you end up thumb in’ a lift home

     

     

    Rather than buy one player for £10M the policy seems to buy ten players for the same total outlay, hoping one will be very good and a few will fill a place in the squad.

     

     

    I think the risk was buying both mouyokolo and derk; one frequent flyer on the ole physio couch would have been enough.

  8. canamalar prays Oscar can do it again on

    BMCUWP,

     

    My point was there was no caveat, at the time I posted what I was told at the time of his signing asking if anyone knew anything about it, no one knew anything, that would have been time for the caveat to surface, a few days later tiny tim came on and confirmed he heard the same thing.

  9. To be fair, when Lenny came in he wanted to sign Sol Campbell and David James

     

     

    Dodged a couple of bullets there.

  10. timbhoy2

     

     

    Derk Boerrigter went through an extensive medical prior to joining Celtic. In fact it extended into a second day so I have no doubt the medical staff have plenty of opportunity to assess his likely fitness.

     

     

    What we don’t know is if something was discovered and amendments then made to the contract so he is on a pay per play deal or such like.

     

     

    It could also be that this current injury is something completely different to anything he has had before.

     

     

    If Neil Lennon has no input in the signing of players then who do we thank for Wanyama and Hooper who were sold on at a profit?

     

     

    Mort

  11. Finally, someone raises an ugly truth in the RECORD READERS text section today.

     

     

    Its this type of speaking out , that asks questions of everyone in power –

     

     

    “What is it with men and brown shoes ? Why wear blue, black or grey suits with brown shoes ? Black shoes should be worn with these. Brown shoes should only be worn with tan or brown suits. Seriously guys, have a think. Its like women wearing black tights and white shoes”

     

     

    CI.

     

     

    Nail onhead missus, but how else would ra peepel know who ra peepel are, without these subtle visual indicators.

     

     

    made me laugh anyway.

     

     

    and i didnt even buy the paper.

  12. LiviBhoy - God bless wee Oscar on

    The Pars seem to have the right men in the door to sort their club out.

     

    This is very impressive documents. If you compare to the school project type documents Sevco have produced it looks very professional.

     

     

    http://www.dafc.co.uk/articles/20131016/pars-united-completes-acquisitions_2207955_3491469

     

     

    Links are at the bottom of the website link above for the strategy. Very good luck to these boys. Good riddance to the chancers who were in charge at the Pars.

     

     

    LB

  13. ….PFayr supports WeeOscar

     

    14:16 on

     

    17 October, 2013

     

    Canamalar

     

     

    Ajax suggested Boerrigter was a sick note ……he denied it …obviously lied

     

     

    Some raised concerns …. Others accused of scaremongering

     

     

    With money so tight we need to save £10m from transfers while still qualifying for the CL …our meager resources should not be wasted on players with questionable fitness records ..Mouyokolo was a joke signing …Boerrigter , I’m not surprised …seems it’s now being suggested that CFC knew that too…hmmm

     

     

    VVD is our only signing to make an impact …not a happy situation

     

     

    Totallyagree with this,at the risk of being called a MS.Anyone who reads my posts will know I wanted us to sign Finnbogason.Not through media,but having watched the boy all season would have suited us to the ground.He and VVD would have been two fantastic signings.The need for Derk always puzzled me.Sammi”s best position.Myoukolo????.We were over covered for CHs.Biton,could be a great player.We shall see.So these 3 would have given us what we needed.A Ch,a striker,a midfielder.Well within our budget,and a great chance of sell on money.Still puzzled.

  14. VP KO'd by fearless Oscar Knox on

    Just had my Willie Wallace book delivered 1st class by HT/Minx thanks you two.

     

    Must be worth a right few bob …like they coins and stamps,a Lisbon lion has made a mistake with my name.

     

    Dontknowwethertolaughorgreet c.s.c :O(O:

     

     

    Cheers …that bass HT meant that.

  15. paolosboots Good Luck Wee Oscar on

    ACGR, sorry to hear about the break in mate.

     

     

    Its comedy gold at the moment you couldn’t make it up, im sure there will be a show at the Pavillions when all is played out.

  16. Set your stall out for the Teflon Hun Duffield going back to Poundland,as he knows how to keep his head below the parapet.

  17. Did someone not post that the Moyokolo signing was covered by an insurance policy?

     

     

    I think we sometimes are too easily seduced by the idea that the guys in post at CP are rank amateurs and eejits. They get things wrong for sure but it’s not like they are unaware of an injury risk.

     

     

    Some turn out like Hartson; some like Moyokolo.

     

     

    Boerigter may deserve all the glass ankle jibes but glass heart is a wee bit unfair. I would guess that Derk was desperate to play against his old team and would not have called off this one if he was genuinely fit.

  18. masty is neil lennon and both of us are supporting wee oscar on

    Philbhoy – Bring it on!!!!

     

     

     

    14:43 on 17 October, 2013

     

     

     

    Where is Jabba?

     

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    in his hut????

  19. NatKnow - Supporting Wee Oscar on

    Philbhoy – Bring it on!!!!

     

    14:45 on

     

    17 October, 2013

     

     

    My client due at 2:30 didny turn up.

     

     

    Can you tell?

     

     

    And there was you wi’ the massage oil out and the aromatherapy candles on!

  20. If a player does suffer from a recurring injury, can the coaching staff do anything to strengthen/ improve the weakness ?

  21. I'm Neil Lennon (tamrabam) on

    how much is jabba taking oot the trough nowadays at the piggery

     

    a cool quarter a million a season?

     

     

    “it aint over till the fat lady sings”

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