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Well, at least we don’t live in Spain, where tax fraud convicts are lauded like some sort of distorted victim if they have a connection to football. No one really expected Leonel Messi to go to prison, accountability in Spain isn’t that exacting, but he will have to live with a conviction for defrauding the tax system of millions of euros. A shameful act for one so wealthy.

I’ve always been a bit uncomfortable at the politicisation (from all sides) of the poppy and charities like Help for Heroes. Society has been poor at looking after its literal cannon fodder in the 100 years since the Somme, but flag wavers around these parts have imposed political sentiment on these charities which doesn’t exist elsewhere in the UK.

Four years on from the infamous Rangers-Milan legends supposed charity match, James Doleman’s article yesterday, on the unauthorised use of Help for Heroes logos on t-shirts, gives us more to ponder. It’s impossible to damage a brand which is already at junk value, but activity like this makes it difficult for all good causes to make their appeals.

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  1. foghorn leghorn on

    “Well, at least we don’t live in Spain”

     

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    i know,

     

     

    warm weather

     

     

    lovely beer

     

     

    beautiful women

  2. foghorn leghorn on

    “Well, at least we don’t live in Spain”

     

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    though their treatment of donkeys is questionable

  3. foghorn leghorn on

    “Well, at least we don’t live in Spain”

     

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    though their treatment of donkeys is questionable

     

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    and bulls

  4. foghorn leghorn on

    Go tell the Spartim on 6th July 2016 2:54 pm

     

     

    What about chickens?

     

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    they are held in high esteem

     

     

    a bit like the cow in india

     

     

    or the goat in govan

  5. BABASONICOS71 on

    I would let Bitton go as I no longer trust him after his antics in the semi-final.He has talent and could become a top player but I have no faith in his attitude anymore.I did like him up until that game.

     

    I also happen to support the Palestinians in their struggle against occupation.One has nothing to do with the other.

  6. garygillespieshamstring on

    But apart from the weather, the beer, the w/omen and the questionable treatment of farm animals, what have the Spanish ever done for/to us?

     

     

    Oh and athletics madrid

  7. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Zidane said: “He is a very big signing for Celtic. I like to follow the progress of exciting, young French players and I know Bayern Munich, Monaco and Juventus were looking at him.”He will be playing for a coach in Brendan Rodgers who has played a big part in developing some of the best strikers in Europe.”

     

    Zidane on Dembele

  8. coolmore mafia on

    Biton almost halved a guy in two on his champions league debut. Since then he has barely shown any aggression. An enigma wrapped up in a riddle within a mystery.

     

     

    i also happen to support the state of Israel in their struggle against neighbours determined to wipe then off the face of the earth. one has nothing to do with the other. ;-)

  9. Burgas Hoops on

    TONYDONNELLY67

     

     

    6.00pm your time or 8 if yi want to come and watch it with me -)))

  10. BURGAS HOOPS on 6TH JULY 2016 3:40 PM

     

    TONYDONNELLY67

     

     

     

    6.00pm your time or 8 if yi want to come and watch it with me -)))

     

    Lol, Naka am jet lagged as it is but thanks for the offer, and the KO time :)

  11. Commons?

     

    Spat the dummy oot, wore the jersey after his little spat with who ever it was, disrespected the club, the jersey, and the fans in those games after it, in my book that’s a no no, no one man is bigger than the club, thanks for the memories, mind your arse on that door on the way out, and good luck with your future and your family, ta ta Bella.

  12. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Cracking quote from the Thumb about his four year deal and looking forward to 16 derbies…if Rangers are still in the league over that time !!!!!!!!

  13. BABASONICOS71 on

    BADA BING!! on 6TH JULY 2016 3:58 PM

     

    Cracking quote from the Thumb about his four year deal and looking forward to 16 derbies…if Rangers are still in the league over that time !!!!!!!!

     

     

    “Thumbthing’s gotten hold of my heart…” ;))

  14. BABASONICOS71 on 6th July 2016 3:06 pm

     

     

    I would let Bitton go as I no longer trust him after his antics in the semi-final.He has talent and could become a top player but I have no faith in his attitude anymore.I did like him up until that game.

     

     

    I also happen to support the Palestinians in their struggle against occupation.One has nothing to do with the other.

     

     

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

     

     

    WTF?

  15. mike in toronto on

    some comeback by Federer …. pure class.

     

     

    am a bit conflicted …. RF is one of my favourite athletes, but Raonic is a local boy …

  16. BABASONICOS71 on

    SCULLYBHOY

     

     

    Was just making the point that Bitton’s nationality had nothing to do with my opinion that he should be sold.

  17. I dont know if its only this blog that seems really keen to divest our team of any player that shows undoubted class,and then scream out that we will not spend the money to bring class players to Celtic.Nir Biton,for example.Some people wanting rid,because he had a crap game against the Huns.The other 10 are fine,only him.The transfer fee supposedly being aske by Celtic of anything up tp 10 million pounds,would you would think make some sit up and take notice,but no.Minds set,get rid.Kris Commons.Yes he had a poor season,through injury,but not as bad as some would have you believe.His goals and assists have been fantastic for a midfielder.He has been a great player for the club,but one average season,and they want shot of him.

     

    Broony,best captain since Roy Aitken,has a season plagued with injuries,no excuse get rid,or at least strip him of the captaincy.

     

    The same things could be said about Johansen,one great season,one poor,Charlie Mulgrew,a fantastic servant to the club,play anywhere when asked and usually very well.They can go as well.

     

    I laughed last night when people were coming up with names like,Whelan,Brittain,to come in and “Stiffen up our midfield”.Says it all for me on some peoples ideas on football.

     

    BR is still looking at his present squad,he will decide who he can work with,who he may be able to improve.Some will go,probably some I have mentioned,but if it was up to some of the “Experts”on here,we would be struggling to get in the top 6 next season.

  18. MiT

     

    Thanks…….now I have to ask: `Why is he so called`. Also, where did he make his Sevco comment?

     

     

    Questionquestionsquestion CSC

  19. Hearts just about to KO against Infonet. Normally, I wouldn`t be that interested but , this time, I want the Jambos and the Dons to progress just to annoy the Sevconians even more !

     

    JJ

  20. I’d prefer Nir Bitton to be moved on.Quite frankly any fast-moving forward play slows right down when it goes through him. Allied to his pedestrian pace, poor tackling and unnecessary pirouettes his play on the whole is unproductive.

  21. Turkeybhoy,

     

    I am in general agreement with your comments. We might be TGFITW at the occasional CL game but we have our fair share of genuine bampots 0:-)

     

    Cheerio for now. Just about to watch Andy.

     

     

    JJ

  22. mike in toronto on

    Hot Smoked…. I think it is because, before his hair grew back, some thought he looked like a thumb…. but someone else may have a different (probably better) answer. Not sure about the new story …. sorry.

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