You insane, insulting and illogical low intellect rabble


I admit to some admiration for the Daily Record which today came out with an outstanding article on the integrity and honest which inspires their values.  A truly inspirational piece, although somewhat undermined by an angry, if entertaining, rant against social networking sites and football forums, which are apparently characterised by “insane, insulting and illogical.. messages”, with a “lack of intellect”.

It’s good to see they don’t take themselves too seriously.

We also got the most rewarding argument to justify the accusation that Celtic “reneged” on an agreement to pay Rangers ticket money in advance of this month’s game at Ibrox.  The Record state that Celtic agreed to pay in advance as long as Rangers were not in administration (Celtic may tell a different story), which Rangers now are.  However, as Rangers issued an invoice for the tickets before going into administration, the Record argue that Celtic have, in fact, reneged as their payment didn’t reach Rangers before the administration date, 40 days in advance of the game.

They decline to claim evidence that paying more than 40 days before the game was part of the agreement, but with a startling command of intellect and logic, overlook this fact when claiming “the agreement must still have been broken”.

Don’t even try to figure this one out, it is logic way above your intellect.  It remains to be seen if it has outfoxed Celtic.

The newspaper cites conversations between Rangers staff to back up their story.  No wonder that lot ended up in such a state.  Don’t think this is a concerted effort to undermine your football team, you might feel that way, but, again, it’s a problem with your intellect. A TwitLonger link to the article can be found here.

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  1. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on



    they should know better in Switzerland, I however expect the SPL & SFA may have got a heads up from the scottish office in Switzerland, to get rid of all damaging evidence, as was done at the begging bowl last week.


    The investigation is to find all damning evidence and dispose of it before the law take over the investigation, our paranoia has no been too far off the mark up till now.

  2. Anyone know how I can get a question to Alex Salmond?


    I wonder if he still believes a cheating, tax dodging, financially fraudulent, rule breaking, rangers are a vital part of the fabric of our society.


    Because if that is the case, I would rather pack up belongings and take my wife and kids to a new country NOW!

  3. Afternoon all. Has anyone else been denied their regular ticket for Tesco Govan on the 25th? Been taking tickets for this fixture for years, and now all of a sudden I don’t have the ‘correct privileges’ on my account!


    Me thinks our club is selling a lot of hospitality packages for this game, meaning less tickets for the normal fans.



    Hail Hail



  4. Tamlaghtduff Bhoy on 5 March, 2012 at 15:55 said:


    do rankers still have to drop another point for us to win the league at Ibrox?




    This is being investigated !

  5. jock steins celtic on

    JFH 15.51 agree it’s within our interests that it keeps going with nothing happening. just so difficult to be patient.



    serious bidder for Rangers ? as you say absolutely no chance. we all know it’s liquidation.



    are we there yet ? are we there yet ?

  6. LythamBhoy (all my taxes are paid up to date) on 5 March, 2012 at 15:50 said:


    ”If you have 2 contracts do they have to make you redundant twice? Is this why it is taking so long?”




    It’s a bit of a misnomer to refer to the players having two contracts. They didn’t. They had one contract which was made up of two documents: the one registered with the SFA and the back letter.



    In other words the document registered with the SFA wasn’t a contract at all.



    What was happening seems to amount to fraud on an industrial scale and it’s hard to believe that the SFA and the SPL weren’t aware of what was going on.

  7. Love that commentary on Jabba’s pitiful article! Would be fun if someone called his phone in and offered to pay him up front for his exclusive on SDM’s instructions to him on how to play his audience through this whole circus, mixing in a bit of potential slander with a verbal contract :-)

  8. pheersy on 5 March, 2012 at 15:38 said:


    Just received below note from follow follow..do you think I should ask if I get my money back when they die?scared incase I get banned?



    Special subscription offer to FollowFollow.com users



    The cover price of Follow Follow fanzine recently rose to £3.



    Oh no, not one of those “for every £3 they spend, we shall spend £5” arguments?

  9. praecepta on 5 March, 2012 at 15:55 said:


    Mort on 5 March, 2012 at 15:48 said:





    The name Artur Numan keeps cropping up.



    True – I always wondered why he hung around in Glasgow when he finished playing for them instead of heading home. Emptying the account???





    It’s a well known fact ,that if you have ever been employed


    by the hun,you are guaranteed a job for life in any part of


    the media which takes your fancy……….apart from Alan McLaren.

  10. Silver City Neil Lennon on

    iki on 5 March, 2012 at 15:38 said:


    If he had two contracts, would Boyd’s goals record be nullified?


    Am I getting greedy?



    The very prospect has me giggling with glee. There must be lots of other little joys out there to cheer us up as we wait for the next development.

  11. McNair is the greatest on

    Is it just my way of thinking that the redundancies are taking a wee bit longer than usual as some of the players are wondering if the 2nd contract has to be cut too?


    MORT 1548



    Artur Numan quit football completely on a point of principle as he felt unable to take a 50% wage cut-£40k to£20k,if I remember.



    Quite right too.



    I could never accept a 50% wage cut,good on him,I say.



    I think there’s a good shout of him breaking cover.

  13. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    We could be entering a very interesting period with the SFA investigating Rangers and how they have paid and registered there players.As we know Rangers are in a very serious position and very unlikely to survive now the SFA know that any cover up could take them out of business with the Orcs.While exposeing the full truth about what Rangers have been doing will call the SFA into question as an Organisation it has allways had a very close links with the Ibrokes club there now in a dammed if they do and a dammed if they dont situation.H.H.

  14. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    he Scottish Premier League is to investigate the payment of player at Rangers following allegations that contracts were hidden from the governing body.



    The investigation will centre on whether payments were made to playing staff at Ibrox outside of their main contracts and whether SPL rules and regulations were breached.



    The Scottish Football Association has already announced its own inquiry into the matter, which was raised following the publication of an interview with former Rangers director Hugh Adam.



    The SPL issued a statement confirming the terms of the investigation. It read: “The SPL Board has instructed an investigation into the alleged non-disclosure to the SPL of payments made by or on behalf of Rangers FC to player, even a Rangers players since July 1, 1998.



    “SPL rules F1, G1.1 and G1.5 give the SPL Board wide powers of investigation into potential breaches of the SPL rules.



    “SPL rules D9.3 and D1.13 impose a prohibition on player, even a Rangers players receiving payments for playing football or participating in an activity connected with football except where such payments are made in accordance with a form of contract approved by the SPL and require that all such contracts are submitted to the SPL within 14 days of being entered into.”



    The SPL’s rules give them the power to ask for access to financial records from any club, even Rangers and can ask club, even Rangers officials to give evidence as part of any inquiry.



    The potential breach of regulations refers to the specific rules on player, even a Rangers player contracts.



    SPL rule D9.3 states: “No player, even a Rangers player may receive any payment of any description from or on behalf of a club, even Rangers in respect of that player, even a Rangers player’s participation in Association Football or in an activity connected with Association Football, other than in reimbursement of expenses actually incurred or to be actually incurred in playing or training for that club, even Rangers , unless such payment is made in accordance with a Contract of Service between that club, even Rangers and the player, even a Rangers player concerned..



    Rule D1.13 that all contracts must be lodged with the governing body. It says: “A club, even Rangers must, as a condition of Registration and for a player, even a Rangers player to be eligible to Play in Official Matches, deliver the executed originals of all Contracts of Service and amendments and/or extensions to Contracts of Service and all other agreements providing for payment, other than for reimbursement of expenses actually incurred, between that club, even Rangers and player, even a Rangers player, to the Secretary, within fourteen days of such Contract of Service or other agreement being entered into, amended and/or, as the case may be, extended.”

  15. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on




    you have more names than a tart !!! ;-)



    Hail Hail

  16. Paul67



    It irks me that Celtic promote a business relationship as business partners with the DR.



    They have spun tales about Celtic for decades.


    We should just cut ties with them.


    The cannot do much more harm as an foe than the currently do as a so called friend.



  17. I'm Neil Lennon (tamrabam) on

    If I was a brickie or a welder or a regular joe soap kind of guy and I had two contracts and only paid tax on one, I would expect the tax man to visit me and not just my employer. Would I be wrong?


    Two contract looks more like tax evasion than tax avoidance

  18. Anyone remember when wee Nacho Ratface was convicted and fined at court? Remember when he told said court his wages were paltry? Do you think said court took his word for it or saw a wageslip? Do you think wee Ratface was actually being paid paltry amounts?



    They are finished

  19. I kid you not about the following:



    A redneck yahoo on Hun Media has suggested that their century old non-catholic signing policy is a manifestation of the Corinthian Spirit; he says that it demonstrated how charitable and fair Rankers were towards their rivals in that they allowed them to sign from a large pool of talent they refused to access! They adopted this voluntary policy in order to help other clubs and did us all a huge favour…he suggests we, the rest of the SPL, should now return the favour and stop acting like ingrates…by supporting them in their fight for survivial or else they will punish us by withdrawing from the league!



    Looking at the etymology of the word Corinthian:



    The spirit if gentlemanly amateurishness ( in its true sense of playing for love, not profit) as epitomized by the English football team Corinthian F.C.



    or Hunter Davies in the New Statesmen says: ‘…the Corinthians were totally amateur public school (Whytey or Bain types), Oxbridge team that put fairplay and moral values ( Rankers?) above such sordid, vulgar things as winning. They never argued with the ref or entered any competition where there was a prize. If by chance they lost a man, either sent off or by injury, they immediately and voluntarily sent off one of their own men, just to keep things even (Aye- this just conjures up the whole ethos of the Hun. NOT).



    But the best is last:



    The citizens of classical Corinth were proverbial for their wealth and profligacy. Corinthian has been a metaphor for a rakish “lad of mettle” as said by Shakespeare’s Falstaff. In the Regency the “Corinthians” were a group of hard living aristocrats ( Minty like) dedicated to sports, particularly pugilism (fancy name for a bar brawl) and horse racing ( frequenting of the bookies)…now that does sound like der Hun!



    Let Gods good grace save us from following in their example of the “Corinthian” spirit…I would rather we took our lead from one who became a citizen of Corinth: Diogenes of Sinope and the simple humility of his Cynic philosophy…Diogenes with his lamp in hand just as in the streets of Ancient Athens would have been unable to find an honest man down Ibrox way…






    Did you know Diogenes died by eating infected Octopus?

  20. Serious question: can the Admin process be investigated? If so who would be responsible?



    At what point do HMRC look at what is going on and apply for some kind of control of the process at the Court of Sessions?



    Or is this gobbledy-gook?

  21. tamrabam you are right. We are told that the only two certainties in life are death and taxes but they don’t see it that way. They are the people after all.


    Right,folks. Pleasure as ever,but I really must hit my cot in prep for the nightshift ahead.



    I’m in my late 40s btw,and I feel sure that wakening up tonight will be like wakening up on Christmas morning 40-odd years ago.



    What unexpected surprise awaits me?

  23. These allegations of Ranjurs (IA) players having two contracts have been doing the rounds for some time now and it’s been a few days since Mr Adam’s damaging disclosures in the Daily Mail.



    Why then hasn’t anyone at Ranjurs (IA), past or present, issued a statement refuting the dodgy contract allegations and welcoming any investigation which will exonerate them etc etc….?



    The silence is deafening or maybe I just missed it?

  24. Silver City Neil Lennon on

    Tamlaghtduff Bhoy on 5 March, 2012 at 16:05 said:



    I think Motherwell and Rangers both have to drop points for us to be able to win the League at Ibrox. If only Rangers slip up then at least we will guarantee they don’t retain the trophy.

  25. South Of Tunis on

    The Flying Pig told a Scottish Court that he earned £ 1 k per week in exchange for playing for Glasgow Rangers. He backed his testimony up by showing that Court his contract with Glasgow Rangers—— it confirmed that Glasgow Rangers were paying Andy Goram £ 1 k a week.






    “What unexpected surprise awaits me?”



    I will be offline, honest.




    Being pedantic, but are surprises not all unexpected.



    Sleep well.

  27. I'm Neil Lennon (tamrabam) on

    Im enjoying the huns death by a thousand cuts and also the journos squirmathon, but I’ve got a wee bottle of special champers and a big box of fireworks (maybe it should be the other way round.) When will the real party start? Any ideas? Will the huns see out March?

  28. They are holed below the waterline with several more torpedo trails spotted heading towards the weakened hull(k).



    Today, tomorrow, next week, next month, next year, whenever…



    they’re fishfood!



    Patience bhoys.

  29. celticinthesun on

    If the outcome of the SPL investigation proves Rangers registered players incorrectly then I assume the correct punishment to be 0-3 loss for every game the players were fielded.



    If this is not the case, I suggest somone informs the FC Sion president Christian Constantin, that they have been treated unfairly.


    RogueLeader on 5 March, 2012 at 16:07 said:




    Anyone remember when wee Nacho Ratface was convicted and fined at court? Remember when he told said court his wages were paltry? Do you think said court took his word for it or saw a wageslip? Do you think wee Ratface was actually being paid paltry amounts?



    They are finished





    Goram did the same.



    If proven,they may face charges of perjury,and of perverting the course of justice.



    It would also open any other cases involving Rangers players over that rather long period of time.

  31. BlantyreKev - Parcel=> on

    Craig Whyte has rejected any notion of an SPL investigation and has insisted that an investigation be opened up into the number of investigations that are currently going on at Ibrox.



    In an open letter Mr Whyte said “I have instructed my legal adviser to seek a firm of solicitors with whom we are not blacklisted to instigate proceedings immediately against anyone who purports to be investigating Rangers and we will continue to investigate proceedings”

  32. Tamlaghtduff Bhoy on

    Silver City Neil Lennon on 5 March, 2012 at 16:10 said:



    Ahh forgot about those beasts motherwell. One things for sure it’ll be enjoyable humping them at ibrox, even if it means we have to wait another week for the crown!