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Toasting Marshmallows on a Bonfire of Rogue Vanities

Toasting Marshmallows on a Bonfire of Rogue Vanities

Those of you who follow my Twitter feed will know that more often than not I use this medium to solicit interest in my blog du jour. I occasionally Tweet information with no link as a teaser for an article that is in production. The meeting of five individuals in Glasgow is a point in […]

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Colour Me Discredited

Colour Me Discredited

I would like to to take this opportunity to thank Mark McDougall of The Daily Rectum for the spike in my daily hits to 42,821. This was a significant improvement on the average of 30,000 visitors that this site ordinarily attracts on any given day. A cynic might contend that Mr. McDougall, whose failing organ The […]

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Credit Where Credit Is Due

Credit Where Credit Is Due

My source for yesterday’s exclusive has fifty years experience in the media. His source was a director of Morton FC. I had no doubt whatsoever about the accuracy of my information. My source has been ‘on the money‘ on numerous occasions. When the SMSM were made aware of this narrative, they always follow and rarely […]

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A Tale Of The Riverbank

A Tale Of The Riverbank

Greenock Morton haven’t been paid the £150k they are owed by Rangers from the Scottish Cup Tie. It is now five days overdue. Nobody will take their phone calls at Ibrox. Sounds like a severe cash flow issue. Did the brainstorming and spitballing in Johannesburg add up to the square root of fuck all? Colour […]

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The Drowning Pool

The Drowning Pool

Regular readers will note that my Monday blogs more often than not reflect on the Scottish football that was played over the weekend. Prior to maintaining this tradition, word reaches me that Walter Smith OBE accompanied Bomber Brown on his Johannesburg jaunt. My source suggested a ‘think tank‘ but this stuck in my craw as […]

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The Domino Effect

The Domino Effect

Dear JJ, I would like to take this opportunity to formally rule myself out of the Rangers Lite management vacancy. I have coached at Juniors level and I once ran an U-16s team. Some might suggest that I’m overqualified given that Warburton was a wet behind the ears football management ingenue. However I’m stepping aside […]

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Winning By Proxy

Winning By Proxy

I realise that most of my diligent readers apprise themselves of the excellent contributions of my commentators and will be aware of the reasons for my absence from our site yesterday. A neighbour had called me to advise that Police Scotland were urgently trying to reach me. They left a letter behind that their intelligence […]

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Besmirched, Bothered & Bewildered

Besmirched, Bothered & Bewildered

I have just received some quite astonishing news from the source who informed this site that a taxi had been ordered for Warburton – 24 hours before the SMSM pronounced him dead at the scene. Apparently John ‘Der Bomber‘ Brown has flown to Johannesburg for a secret conclave with King. There could be a number of topics […]

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The Sophistry of Kings

The Sophistry of Kings

The events at Ibrox seem to oscillate between Shakespearean tragedy and Shakespearean farce. There is more blood on the walls than in Macbeth, but the conspicuous absence of money for stage sets, and the constraints of a park setting, lend themselves more to A Comedy of Errors. When one thinks of King, no-one could possibly envisage him […]

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The Ibrox Electric Chair

The Ibrox Electric Chair

Despite Celtic winning 6-0 against their ‘bogey team‘ ICT, the prevailing narrative is being dominated by The Warburton Hokey Cokey.  There are those who believe this situation is as transparent as mud. Allow me to edify them. Robertson sat down with Dave Lockwood on Monday. His objective was to seamlessly remove Warburton, Weir and McParland from their […]

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The Godfathers of Rangers Lite

The Godfathers of Rangers Lite

Regular readers of this site will not have to be coloured surprised that Rangers Lite received yet another home tie against inferior opposition in the Scottish Cup. A cynic might contend that keeping the lights on at Ibrox and the tills ringing at William Hill are the two most important Key Performance Indicators in Stewart […]

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Resignation Reminiscences with Mark Warburton.

Resignation Reminiscences with Mark Warburton.

  As I settled down to a fish tea at my digs, my iPhone started flashing like an evening at The Polo Lounge. Sky Sports were announcing that I had resigned, which was news to me. What part of walking the plank could be misconstrued as a resignation? My thoughts turned immediately to a visit to the […]

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Taking Candy From A Baby

Taking Candy From A Baby

In yesterday’s article I revealed exclusively that Warburton was on his way out of Ibrox. I was informed that he was going to Notts. I assumed County, not Forest, as Warburton’s abject failure in the transfer market did not warrant an improved role. John Gilligan leaked the news in the Louden Tavern. However in the omnishambles that […]

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Louden Calling

Louden Calling

Speculation continues as to whether Warburton will emulate Captain Francesco Schettino and voluntarily abandon ship?  The board know that he has to go as no-one is prepared to listen to his quantum theory excuses for being royally rogered by the Jam Tarts. As he opines on Chaos Theory and The Randomness of the Universe most supporters […]

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The McCann Cover Up

The McCann Cover Up

The following, from textusa is instructive: “This blog believes that concerning the MADDIE McCANN case the following happened: – Maddie McCann died in the early evening of May 3rd, 2007, in the Apartment 5A. We believe the death to have been accidental. – At the time of Maddie’s death the Praia da Luz’s Ocean Club was hosting […]

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55 Shades of Mediocrity

55 Shades of Mediocrity

Celtic PLC have just posted a regulatory notice on the London Stock Exchange in regard to their interim results for the six month period to 31 December 2016. The organic growth in revenue and commensurate profits point to sound corporate governance and success on the field of play. The highlights include: 1.Revenue increased by 94.7% to £61.2m from £31.4m […]

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The Devil & The Light Blue Sea

The Devil & The Light Blue Sea

After a harrowing look at the McCanns which leaves a very bad taste in my mouth, I now turn my thoughts to Scottish football. I did not expect Ross Country to hold out for a draw, but no-one would have to colour me surprised that many of the Ibrox faithful left at half time. Rangers fans […]

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Where A Lie is Held Up as The Truth

Where A Lie is Held Up as The Truth

The book by the lead Portuguese investigator, Gonçalo Amaral has been translated into English by AnnaEsse. I have read every word of the translation of his detailed account. His summary and conclusions,  which I will present in bold blue italics, are as follows: A DISAPPEARANCE, A WINDOW AND A BODY It is now important to present […]

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Airplane at Rangers Lite

Airplane at Rangers Lite

Chris Jack, who runs a Rangers fanzine at The Evening Times, has been tossing and turning in his Rangers duvet since Ian Cathro pulled down Mark Warburton’s pants on Wednesday to reveal that The Rangers Lite co-pilot was wearing basketball shorts: MacAir Cathro provided El Warbiola with a forty-five minute second-half flying lesson, but undeterred he is still […]

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The Rangers Bunnet?

The Rangers Bunnet?

The disquiet apropos Mark Warburton has not abated on social media. The initials GTF are as ubiquitous as WATP in sites with an entitlement bent. For those not well-versed in Scottish vernacular I can confirm that “Get tae fuck” does not convey a sense that all is well in the Manager & supporters milieu. There are those […]

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