Snout in trough required, Champions League frustrations


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.

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  1. Philbhoy - Bring it on!!!! on

    Scotty, Scotty, Scotty!



    Naughty, naughty, naughty!



    Numpty, numpty, numpty!



    Feel free to add……..

  2. #Fearless Wee Oscar is on a Celticrollercoaster on

    vp ko’d by fearless oscar knox



    14:40 on 17 October, 2013



    Have you got first dabs on the follow up book? :-)







  3. saltires en sevilla supporting wee oscar on

    Exchange CL ticket:



    I’m offering an Ajax Home ticket (16 and under) in Section 101 row Y



    In exchange for a Milan Home ticket, ideally in Section 101 North Lower, but take anywhere.(pay any additional costs, the Ajax ticket was £20)



    Also-I’m looking for any additional/available for Milan (home) happy to pay any expenses/cost etc.



    Thanks & HH

  4. playfusbal4dguilders on

    Question for the Techies



    VVhen i use twitter and i get an advert sent to me, I immediately BLOCK the sender.



    Does this do me any good or will it keep coming or will twitter just send adverts from different companies.



    I do use the premise that if i wanted their tweet I’d have followed the company or club already. ( see what i did there)



    thanks in advance




  5. VP KO'd by fearless Oscar Knox on




    You’ve got to see the funny side to it……….will give you a shout when i find it.

  6. Has anyone been convicted of the secterian lol arson attack on the super duper sevco double decker yet ? Right now Jack Irvine needs a right good story to deflect from this new zombieshambles !


    There must be some Tim out there who still uses swan vestas and low and behold you have yer suspect !


    Who are these peepel ?

  7. !!Bada Bing!!


    15:06 on


    17 October, 2013


    Scott Brown 3 match ban for sending off against Barca.



    FFS.Thats a massive blow to us.I love the boy.Said my bit at the time.Hope he has learned this lesson.With the other injuries,we are struggling a bit on the right.Read today,Lenny said “He had Darnell Fisher available”Some said he was injured.I like this boy.

  8. Philbhoy - Bring it on!!!! on

    Delaney’s Dunky



    You are not allowed to kick any players that play for a big team, if you play for a wee team.

  9. Afternoon all.



    It’s with a tear in my eye and a lump in my throat that I come on here today to express my utmost gratitude to the wonderful CQN family for the words of support on the passing of my dad yesterday.



    Thank you one and all.



    A special mention must go to the one and only BMCUW – ‘day oot’ organiser extaordinaire!



    I ‘phoned him last night and told him what had happened, and asked if he would post on here with the sad news. He did not disappoint. Thanks again buddy!



    Auld Adriano – aka ‘Alec’ after 54 years spent in Scotland – passed away at 5:15 yesterday afternoon, the very day that my daughter flew back to Scotland after a five day visit. At least she was able to see him and spend some time with him. She will be back on Saturday with Mrs Tally to attend the funeral which is on Monday.



    It will be held in the church where he was baptised 89 years ago, in a small rural community in northern Italy. The church is dedicated to San Rocco (St Roch!), and dates from the mid 1500s. He will then be interned – not buried – next to my mother in the local cemetery a short distance away.



    Once again let me thank everyone for the very kind and uplifting words expressed.



    God bless you all.




  10. VP KO'd by fearless Oscar Knox on




    That’s me…no more books….just like ragers2.


    Happy birthday to the young princess,mind send me e-mail re bank or meet up.hh

  11. Delaneys Dunky on




    There does seem to be an Us and Them attitude in Europe. Two games against Juve spring to mind.

  12. 67 European Cup Winners on

    Brown – 3 game ban for flicking his boot – harsh punishment – I wonder if criticism of ref had influence on decision – or the fact is was Barca ?? Not good news



  13. VP KO'd by fearless Oscar Knox on




    Will raise a wee Birra Moretti to your old mhan after my shift tonight .God bless.

  14. leftclicktic oscar in our thoughts on



    Frustration & Stupidity…………Yes


    Violent conduct ………. never


    IMHO of course

  15. The Spirit Of Arthur Lee on

    Not looking good for the Ajax game



    4 out the now












    Is Ledley fit?

  16. broonie’s punishment is commensurate with the crime – neydive could have had his career ruined by rolling around

  17. Delaneys Dunky on




    God bless you and your family.


    Lost my dad in July, but he is still with me, and always will be.


    Take care.

  18. Philbhoy - Bring it on!!!! on

    The injuries will create opportunities for others, providing the manager plays players in their normal positions.



    Play the new bhoys!




  19. TheOriginalSadiesBhoy on

    If you think back to our 1-0 Champions League game against Benfica at Celtic Park a number of years ago, a Benfica player almost broke a young Scott Brown’s leg. He was handed a 6 match ban by EUFA, if I remember correctly and it was reduced to 2!games after an appeal by Benfica.

  20. So thanks to a cheating player whom Varca can only afford by running up massive debts, we lose our captain for the three most important games of the season.



    Still, the unfathomable love in for Barca continues. Imagine the rage if that had been Ronaldo…

  21. The thing is, Neymar is a dive and a cheat but not in this particular instance.



    Brown brought him down with a pretty “good” foul, stopping the breakaway and giving away a fairly harmless free kick. Yet Brown kicked the man when he was down.



    It doesn’t matter if Neymar had dived earlier in the game, you aren’t allowed to kick folk because you don’t like them.

  22. delaneys dunky



    15:13 on 17 October, 2013BBWhy such a severe punishment?Did EUFA explain?


    They might have asked Dallas’ opinion….

  23. leftclicktic oscar in our thoughts on

    Is that the sound of a grenade rolling across the room?


    Till later all

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