Sunday, 30 December 2012


Anyone reading the Sun over the past week would be forgiven for assuming that the Mayans got it right. Apparently half of Dundee was destroyed as Celtic fans ran riot, fighting with each other, peeing everywhere but, remarkably, stopping in the street to chat with Dundee chairman Jim Thomson! Everybody and his dog has had something to say about this shocking display and Rangers fans have been falling over themselves with glee at it all. Meanwhile, a major story about Sandaza being warned not to make the sign of the cross is buried away; but that's a story for another day.

More has been made of this Dundonian Armageddon than was ever said about what happened in Manchester; but then, those weren't Rangers fans, were they? Suffice it to say that the knives are out for Celtic and the agnivores are determined not to let it drop.

On the other hand, we have Green's boycott of Tannadice and the furore of Dundee United going ahead and selling tickets to Rangers supporters direct. According to Green there is going to be trouble as these ticket buyers are not 'genuine' Rangers fans. Seemingly 'genuine' Rangers fans never cause any trouble. Tell that to Manchester and Barcelona, among others!

So who is buying the tickets? According to the blue-nosed forums they are Celtic fans out to cause trouble. After all, they argue, don't Celtic fans come onto their forums in disguise? Didn't Celtic fans sign up to the Fighting Fund, using aliases? To the rest of us this might appear laughable but the Peeppil honestly believe this, just as they believe that everyone else was responsible for the death of Oldco. Unfortunately, our meeja, as per usual, do not question this line of reasoning. It seems to be tacitly accepted as fact that if anyone causes trouble at Tannadice then they must be tims in disguise. 

Now, stay with me here as I venture into the Twilight Zone. Given that this blatant paranoia is accepted as fact, not just by the hordes themselves but tacitly by our Fourth Estate, is it beyond the realms of possibility that such folk might try a vengeful, pre-emptive strike? In other words, were those trouble-makers at Den's Park 'genuine' Celtic fans? Or were they even Celtic fans at all?

Yes, I know it sounds crazy but, then, we've already seen how crazy these people are: death threats, bombs through the post etc. If they honestly believe that Celtic supporters are going to Tannadice to cause trouble, for which Rangers fans will be blamed, then it is perfectly reasonable to suggest that a certain section of this deranged mob might decide to put the boot in first!

We'll probably never know if this is what happened. Our sports 'reporters' would never, in a million years, tell us if they found out that this had been the case. Equally, Celtic would not broadcast it for fear of being branded paranoid and accused of trying to pass the buck. 

I await with interest developments at Tannadice. You can put your house on it that if there is any trouble then no blame whatsoever will be laid at the door of Rangers.

Thursday, 27 December 2012


Hope everybody had a great Christmas. So did everybody enjoy Green's Speech, as he called it? I think the guy lives in another dimension from the rest of us. He talks about Rangers going into administration and then he bought it! No mention of liquidation or dodgy deals with Duff and Phelps. But do any of our sports 'journalists' challenge him on this? Not a chance!

Speaking of the Fourth Estate, Keith Jackson decided to come back out from hiding to tell us all that the supposed Armageddon in Scottish football hasn't happened. It's a good job he's there to let us know as we were all wondering what was happening, eh?

Apparently it was the SFA that told us that Scottish football was finished if Rangers Newco were not allowed into the SPL. Er...I don't think it was them that said it, Keef, it was your old boss that came up with that one! It was the meeja, especially Traynor, that warned us all of the impending doom and Jabba could not hide his disappointment when it didn't happen!

Jackson praises Celtic and Neil Lennon but can't hide his true feelings. According to him, Rangers are 'licking their wounds' and are looking to finance their 'quest for vengeance.' Vengeance against whom? Yes, he's following in Jabba's footsteps right enough!

So everything in the garden's rosy then? Well, no. Hearts could go under. Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but haven't Hearts been on the brink of going under for years? Suddenly, however, it's because Rangers aren't in the SPL. Aberdeen are in debt and St Johnstone are struggling. All of this has been going on for years; it didn't suddenly happen because Rangers went bust!

Why our game is really in trouble is actually down to Rangers. They set the benchmark for spending, which other clubs had to try to live up to. Celtic signed Chris Sutton for £6m so Rangers had to sign Tore Andre Flo for double that. At one point Rangers fielded a sizeable chunk of the England team and other internationalists were snapped up at the going rate. Other teams had to do something to try to be competitive or their fans would see it as not worthwhile turning up. This spending is what has almost bankrupted Scottish football. Rangers, meanwhile, under the aegis of Charles Green, swindled all their creditors and then boast about being debt-free!

As a parting shot, Jackson tells us that the Mayans apparently did not predict Armageddon, but a 'transition period.' The implication is obviously that the Mayans were predicting league reconstruction! So to avoid Armageddon in Scottish football, which, despite all his protestations to the contrary Jackson revels in telling us is going to happen, we need to change the league set-up. I wonder why. Maybe a more honest name for league reconstruction would be 'league reformation,' if you know what I mean!

And verily the great god Jabba sayeth, 'Wur doooooomed!'

Monday, 24 December 2012


Where to start? Hughie Green apparently thinks that folk are going to dress up as Rangers fans, a-la 'Chelsea' fans in Manchester, and cause trouble at Tannadice. The excuses are coming in early there, eh? Given that Rangers fans are known throughout Europe for causing trouble, it's rather a strange thing to say.

I think I'll stick to what's happening in the Daily Record. Since Jabba's gone there seems to be more freedom to speak the truth! Hugh Keevins's latest article is proof of that. 'Rangers chief Charles Green needs reminding of how his club became 'debt free,' screams the headline. It seems more like something from a blog like mine rather than a headline in the Daily Record! 

In his article Keevins lambasts Green for being 'self absorbed – and insensitive to the feelings of others at the same time.' Strong stuff. He also dispels one of the myths that Traynor tried to propound for ages: that Rangers were kicked out of the SPL. 'They were denied entry after a vote taken in a democratic fashion by the 11 surviving members of an autonomous business concern said they couldn’t accept a newco. Nobody, Lawwell included, threw anybody anywhere.' My God, what's the world coming to? Maybe the Mayans were right; this doesn't seem like the Daily Record from this reality!

So what's happened to Jabba's successor? Jackson appears to be keeping a pretty low profile at the moment. Maybe he's waiting for the new year and instructions from headquarters. In the meantime there's a healthy disregard for 'the truth according to Green.'

Mention in dispatches should go to one Tam Cowan. Anybody that can have David Leggat frothing at the mouth is okay in my book! He has Green down as an old gasbag. Hands up if you disagree - come on, don't be shy!

I wonder how long the Daily Record can keep this refreshing change going for? Not too long, I bet. No doubt it'll be like the Montrose match programme all over again, with Green doing his usual hard-done-by act!

'Ye turn yer back fur wan minute...

Thursday, 20 December 2012


So Green's share issue has apparently raised £22m. The stories about his share issue changed during yesterday as Hughie no doubt realised that he'd better keep the supporters on-side.

Firstly, there was this piece in the Daily Record, which says nothing about how much the input from fans was:


The implication in this article is that the shares were bought by institutional investors, rather than the rank-and-file.

Later in the day, another article appeared, which seems to have vanished, that suggested that Rangers' fans had raised 'up to £5m,' whatever that means. 

By today, Rangers fans had raised 'over £5m.'


Thenceforth the cheerleading started. Hughie and Sooperally praised the fans, the fans praised each other and the media fell over themselves to pat everybody on the back. 

So what's the true story of how much the supporters raised? God knows! Then again, He probably doesn't; I doubt if Green even tells Him the truth!

Anyway, it's another step in getting Green firmly ensconced and persuading everyone that his company is legitimate. I have said consistently that Green's purchase of the assets was illegal and that the liquidators should be sorting this situation out and getting the money back for the creditors. The fact that Green has been allowed to bring in investors makes it more difficult for BDO to do their job poperly; maybe that's the idea.

It must disgust any right-thinking person to hear Green boast about being debt-free when he was instrumental in swindling creditors out of legitimate recompense. Will anything be done about it? I'm not going to hold my breath.

Ally shows off his first trophy.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012


As usual in the Daily Record a headline belies the content of the column. 'Charles Green on the backfoot for first time as fans are slow on uptake of Gers shares,' says the headline, preparing you for a story of how things are going pear-shaped for old Hughie. A superficial reading of the subsequent report might lead you to think that Jackson is actually being negative about Rangers. A more careful study, however, reveals the same old cheerleading dross.

Predictably Jackson starts off with the usual buttering-up of Green. 'Green has won over the hearts and minds of a support,' 'His straight-talking charm offensive has been a thing of beauty' and other vomit-inducing phrases let us know that Jackson has not come to bury Green, but to praise him. It also shows that beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder. Describing Green's blame game and sucking up to the bigots as a 'thing of beauty' says a lot about Jackson!

Then we come to the issue at hand, if you'll pardon the pun: Green's flogging of shares in his illegal enterprise. Apparently he's got '£17m worth of reasonably blue chip institutional investment' in his flotation. I wonder if that's in the same dimension as the signing of world-class players and the deal with Adidas? Would any respectable investors throw their money away into a venture that might end up being dragged through the courts by liquidators? Somehow I doubt it.

Just like the last time there was a share issue at Ibrox the Peeppell have decided to keep their hands away from their pockets. This time, however, you can hardly blame them. For all the bravado of '140 years of history' etc there is still an air of uncertainty over Green's club; will it still be in existence this time next year? There is also the little matter of those that did buy shares last time round: they are now worthless. Is anyone going to take the chance of the same thing happening again? Buying bricks, seat debentures; Rangers fans have been fleeced more than anyone else so they have every right to be careful with their cash, no matter how vocal they might be in their support of Green.

So how does Jabba II view this impasse? Easy. He puts a spin on it straight from Traynor's book:

'When 10,000 Celtic supporters raised £9m between them in 1995, they were doing it to save their club. That was the message from Fergus McCann and the response was quite staggering.
If Rangers supporters fall way short of that kind of sum, they can expect to be told about it by their neighbours. Over and over.'

In other words: you'd better buy some shares or the Taigs'll laugh at you! Nothing is more calculated to appeal to the Rangers fans than this assault on their pride. Will it work? God knows. Such an appeal is nothing short of desperate!

A last word about one or two phrases in Jackson's column. Apparently Green had a block of shares 'ring-fenced' for supporters. That's an unfortunate turn of phrase, redolent of Craig Whyte. I wonder if we'll get anything 'front-loaded' now! Speaking of Whyte, Jackson sums up this year as Rangers' annus horribilis. 'That’s Latin for Craig Whyte,' he says. It's just a pity that Green didn't have more of an anus horribilis, then the likes of Jackson might see fit to remove their tongues!

Green lets his new media director know that dinner's ready.

Friday, 14 December 2012


My granny used to be fond of quoting, or rather misquoting, a phrase from the Bible: 'There's none so blind as theym that cannae see!' Now I'm beginning to think that maybe she had a point. All the agnivores are so deluded that they've blinded themselves to things that are blatantly obvious. They are so caught up in seeing Rangers as the victim that  they are willing to drag down anyone they see as an 'enemy.'

Mark Hateley decides today in the Daily Record to have a go at Kyle Lafferty, the man they were all praising last year as a fantastic player. Now, don't get me wrong, I've never had any time for Lafferty, an average player, who had to resort to thuggery, cheating and sleekitness to help his team win. But the things that Hateley is accusing him of are entirely untrue.

According to Hateley, Lafferty is a traitor of Benedict Arnold proportions for suing Rangers for Constructive Dismissal. On the face of it, he's right; how could Lafferty do such a thing? The reality is, however, is that Lafferty is merely reacting to Green's treatment of him and others. Green is suing Lafferty et al for breach of contract. The normal approach to this sort of thing, if you have a half-decent lawyer, is a counter-suit. Such a procedure is designed to be a threat so the original suit will be dropped. Hateley, and others, seem not to see this.

As to Green's suit itself; you've got to admire the guy's brass neck! When it was announced that Rangers would be going into liquidation nobody knew what was going to happen next. Yes, Green had snapped up the assets in an immoral and illegal manner but who was to know that everyone would look the other way and pretend that his purchase was legit? Even more, everyone in the media went along with the lie that this Rangers and the old Rangers were one and the same team. Anyway, Green had no licence, no chance of getting into the SPL and possibly no chance of even getting into the SFL; so what were these players to do to safeguard their livelihood?

There is also the fact that Green did not do a Victor Kayam and buy the company; all he did was buy the assets (illegally, as I keep insisting). This means that TUPE regulations do not apply. Green had no legal right to insist that contracts be passed over to his company so his suit for breach of contract holds no water. In this context Lafferty's actions are perfectly understandable and forgivable.

On a side note, Hateley is raging because Lafferty is saying that he made up his mind to leave five months before the end of last season. According to Lafferty this was because of abuse suffered by himself and his wife. I remember the incident well. Some morons had a go at him in a car park and Rangers supporters and agnivores were up in arms at this. They were 100% behind Lafferty and wouldn't blame him if he left! Changed days now! My side note? Neil Lennon and his family had their lives threatened and had bombs and bullets through the post. Our media's response? 'He brings a lot of it on himself.' Nothing of the sort, however, was said about Lafferty!

Anyway, digression over, back to the point. Hateley decides to have a real go at the end of his column:

'Lafferty has shown himself to be a selfish man and a stupid one. God knows, he wasn’t even a good Rangers player.
He certainly didn’t come remotely close to providing value for the money – more than £3million – he cost them before heading to Swiss side Sion.
He was a self-centred liability then and remains so today.'

 Strangely, you would have heard all this last year from many a Celtic supporter, while Rangers fans, and their friends in the press, including Hateley, put Lafferty on a pedestal and kept banging on about how he had 'grown up' and was one of Sooperally's main assets. Dear, oh, dear. When they take a dislike to you...

Stay away from that letterbox, Kyle!

Just to put the tin hat on this ridiculous tirade is the punchline right at the very end: 'As told to Keith Jackson!'
I knew Jabba II had to be involved somewhere. It also confirms my suspicions that Hateley can't read or write!

Yir man, the Pantomime Villain.  Boooooooo! Hissssssss!   

         P.S. Here's what Hateley was saying about Lafferty last year!

Thursday, 13 December 2012


Keith Jackson continues his Traynor-esque rants in the Daily Record. Is this guy looking for a job at Ibrox too? This time he is having a go at the PFA for threatening to take Green to court on behalf of 67 players. Of course, he totally ignores the fact that the PFA is already on record as stating that this is retalliation for Green's trying to recoup money he thinks he's owed from the players that left Ibrox in the summer. 

Jackson tries to belittle the PFA but only makes himself look foolish. I, a mere internet bampot, know what the PFA is doing (simply because they told us all!), while he, a supposed journalist, has obviously not even researched what was printed in his own newspaper! Yes, they live in a wee world of their own these agnivores!

Now that the rabble-rousers, like Jackson, have twisted the story to make it look like the usual 'kicking Rangers when they're down' by ex-players, the said ex-players are falling over themselves to deny that they are in any way involved. No doubt they don't relish the postman putting something untoward through the letter-box!

So what of Green's claims? TUPE regulations are there to protect the rights of employees, not those of greedy 'owners' like Green. When a company is in administration and someone buys it, the TUPE regulations are there so that employees will still have a job to go to. The employees can, of course, choose not to go or can come to some arrangement with their new employer, eg redundancy payouts etc. Note that the TUPE regulations only cover a company in administration being bought over, not some chancer snapping up the assets at the back door.

This is a point that all our 'journalists' seem to have overlooked or, more likely, chosen to ignore. Administrators are there to find a buyer for the whole company; it is not in their remit to flog off any assets. Furthermore, when a company is going into liquidation all assets are supposed to be retained in order for the liquidators to dispose of them for the best return for creditors. It is illegal to sell off any assets whatsoever at this point. Nobody appears to want to mention this point, however.

Green has pulled off a massive confidence trick and probably can hardly believe his luck. He has everybody believing that his new club is simply the same club with a different owner. This would have been the case if his CVA had been accepted; but it was not. The question has to be asked: if, as Green seemed to expect and all the agnivores argue, all he had to do was liquidate, buy up the assets cheaply, start up a new company whilst maintaining the same club and take said club straight into the SPL, then what was the point of his CVA? In fact, what was the point of administration at all? 

The truth is that it was a new club; Naismith, McGregor, Lafferty et al knew that and, in the uncertain future, were perfectly entitled to see themselves as free agents. The club was liquidated, a new club was set up, for which a new licence was needed. No matter what Green, the Jabbas and the other agnivores say, Rangers ended and the players could do what they wanted.

Rather than worry about TUPE regulations, Rangers fans should worry about getting regulation TOUPÉES for when Green fleeces them all!

Anybody want to buy a wig? A genuine Rangers wig!

Tuesday, 11 December 2012


Today, in the Daily Record, it was Jabba: The Next Generation. Keith Jackson has taken over the mantle and seems to be continuing where his predecessor left off. '...this country’s pool of journalistic talent has become a great deal more shallow than it was just a week ago.' Aye, right!

In true Jabba style, the headline has nothing to do with what he is actually talking about. The piece is meant to be about Green's boycott of Dundee United, but degenerates into recycling Traynor's tired ramblings about how Rangers have been hard-done by. Oh, and there's a nice hagiography of Traynor himself thrown in for good measure!

Apparently Traynor was a giant among men, an intrepid searcher for the truth and the epitome of journalistic integrity. Now, I only know Traynor from his Daily Record and 'Your Call' days; for all I know he might have been a wonderful journalist when he was with the Express and the Herald. In my experience, however, he was an almighty blowhard, who sold his soul to David Murray and basically became the mouthpiece of Ibrox. 

So, as a sop to those that might accuse him of the same bias, Jackson accuses Green of giving in to the 'internet bampots.' But, really, according to Jackson's tirade, you can't blame him. After all, it was the 'internet bampots' that forced Rangers into Division 3!

This re-writing of hitory is worthy of any Stalin or Hitler enthusiast. Rangers went into liquidation, Green started a new club after illegally buying the assets and then applied for, nay demanded, admission to the SPL. The SFA and SPL were too cowardly to enforce the rules and passed the buck to the clubs. The sporting integrity that the agnivores love to put in inverted commas, was simply applying the rules. Letting Rangers jump the queue into Division 3 was against the rules, but we're all supposed to ignore that.

'A succession of cowardly chairmen trotted out the line they were “listening to their fans” when the truth was they were terrified that if they did not follow the orders of the keyboard clatterers then they might be next to get it. Traynor grew weary of operating in such a climate.' What a disgusting thing to write. What does 'get it' mean? Surely he doesn't mean death threats, bullets in the post, parcel bombs? We all know which team's supporters resort to those kinds of tactics, internet bampots or not!

So it looks as if Traynor's spirit lives on. I'd swear that he wrote this column himself and stuck somebody else's name on it. But sycophancy runs deep at the Daily Record and, sickening as it seems, this was written by somebody other than Jabba. 

I remember when Alex Cameron, the man police horses loved to hate, shuffled off this mortal coil, they had some eulogies in the Daily Record. The stories given were offered as evidence of what a character he was but merely served to show what a horrible individual he was. Similarly, nobody has jumped forward with stories of Traynor taking cub reporters under his wing or doing favours for colleagues. No. Instead, we are told that he was 'Machiavellian' and 'brutal.' Yep, he sounds like a fine work colleague. 

Anyway, I can keep my page going. Traynor is gone but not forgotten.

Jabba is dead. Long live Jabba!

'Where's ma lamb dinner?'

Sunday, 9 December 2012


So again the internet bampots got it right! It's offi-shell now - Traynor's going to work at Ibrox! Big news, even though it's about as surprising as the Pope going to mass!

Hilariously, he's going to be their Director of Communications. It sounds like something from 1984's Ministry of Truth but, basically, he's going to be in charge of all Rangers' 'media platforms.' Maybe he's going to finally get the busted screen fixed!

'Media platforms' suggests TV, newspapers, radio and - gasp! - the internet! Is Rangers TV still going? Is the Rangers News going to be resurrected? Does Traynor know how to get on the internet? It'll be interesting to see what his role is actually going to be.

He certainly can't be Rangers' PR man; he's burnt his bridges as far as that's concerned. His parting shots in the Daily Record pretty much alienated everyone he would rely on to get his message out there. Probably he'll just conduct sycophantic interviews on Rangers TV; that'll be a challenge!

As far as the internet goes he seemed to have it in for anyone that so much as turns on a computer. More likely, however, he will protest that he was only talking about bloggers that are 'anti-Rangers.' Bill McMurdo, David Leggat and Follow Follow will suddenly be exempt from his hatred of social media. 

The blurb from Ibrox says, 'James joins Rangers following a distinguished journalistic career' Really? I don't know about his days with the Herald or Express but certainly in his days at the Daily Record he has failed miserably in any criteria of journalism you care to name. At best he was a cheerleader for David Murray, at worst he could be downright offensive; remember his asking of Celtic, 'Who the hell do you think you are?'

Traynor should, however, fit right in with the new regime at Ibrox. Like Green, he is a blustering bully that refuses point-blank to acknowledge any opinion other than his own. He cannot debate any issue without resorting to personal abuse, as anyone that has listened to his radio programme can verify. And he was most likely instrumental in banning comments on the Daily Record website, where he was continually being challenged.

I doubt we've heard the last of old Jabba. Not for him working behind the scenes; he would go crazy if he couldn't give us all the benefit of his omniscience and would end up in the same padded cell as Leggat. January is his inauguration date and we should find out then what his new job is all about. If nothing else, it'll give me something to keep writing about!

Traynor receives his first week's salary

Friday, 7 December 2012


If internet rumours are to be believed, Traynor is going to continue to do the job he has been doing for years. This time, however, he is going to be paid in cash rather than in lamb dinners. Apparently he is going to work for Rangers as a PR MAN! 

This is extremely bad news for all us decent folk, who thought we had got rid of him for good. I thought he would just fade away into some rabble-rousing blog like David Leggat's; but no. Now we'll have his face in the papers and on TV even more, giving all the poor weans nightmares!

There have been no rumours as yet about his radio programme, so I assume that it's still going ahead. This could create problems as the programme he presents is supposed to be impartial. Yes, we've all known for years how partisan he is but he at least kept up the pretence that he supported...ahem!...Airdrie. This is going to put the BBC into one hell of a position.

If the BBC keep Jabba on air with his programme, while he is at the same time working for Rangers then the BBC will be flooded with complaints. Anyone that can't get through, or whose opinions are lambasted by Traynor will complain that they are being discriminated against. It would be hard for the BBC to argue that they are wrong.

Equally, however, if Traynor is asked to step down then this will be grist to the mill of the likes of Leggat, who already see the BBC as full of Celtic-loving, Irish Republican-supporting, Catholic haters of Rangers. It will be one more 'grievance' for them to articulate in their new role as the downtrodden.

But, then again, maybe that's all the rumours are: rumours. Maybe he's not going to work for Rangers and we'll just see him popping up now and again as a guest blogger on Leggoland!

Monday, 3 December 2012


So that's it. Jabba is throwing in the towel. Why? Apparently journalism is now a disgrace because everyone doesn't agree with him! He has a look back at some of the 'highlights' of his career but can't seem to admit that these are heavily outnumbered by the lowlights. 

Who can forget his disgusting tirade against Celtic because Gordon Strachan had asked for some help from our footballing authorities while competing in Europe. 'Who the hell do you think your are?' he ranted. Now, I'm personally of the opinion that it is not our footballing authorities' place to help teams in Europe. Traynor, however, does not feel the same way. When it came to Walter Smith asking for the same help Traynor backed his calls 100%.

Then there's the Jim Farry situation. Traynor still feels that Farry was hard-done-by, spouting nonsense about him being 'got at.' For years he has dismissed the complaints of Celtic and its fans as paranoia; now, however, he is leading the way for those that argue that Rangers was undermined by a massive conspiracy involving the SPL, the SFA, HMRC, other Scottish clubs and those creditors that had the temerity to ask for their money!

Remember when Celtic almost went bust? Was Traynor shedding any tears, or pleading the case that Scottish football needed the 'Old Firm?' No. The Daily Record hired a hearse to park outside Celtic Park in order to print a photo to rub things in. Fast forward 18 years and suddenly Scottish football can't thrive without both halves of the 'Old Firm.' In other words, rules and laws were to be torn up to keep Rangers in the SPL no matter what. I wonder what he would have said if anyone had suggested the same thing for Celtic in '94!

He cannot seem to get it into his head that Rangers have not 'won' the tax case. He, and others, were constantly telling us that this was merely the First Tier Tribunal and that Rangers would be able to appeal the expected outcome. Now, however, it seems that we've to accept this as the last word on the matter! No matter what these judges have said, the majority of us are sick to death of rich people and businesses getting away without paying tax. If these 'loans' were, in fact, loans, then it is reasonable to ask when they are going to be paid back. But, as far as Traynor is concerned, everyone should be falling over themselves to apologise and just accept this ridiculous verdict!

'Just when did they become consumed by such eye-popping rage? Was it always there, a dormant fury against Rangers and their fans, who deserve enormous credit for having saved their club, just waiting for the catalyst?' he fumes. Perhaps it might have something to do with the sheer arrogance on display all through the crisis - 'We are The People and nobody has any right to demand anything from us. Why should we pay taxes or play by the rules?' Or maybe decent people are sickened by small businesses and individuals being shafted while Green boasts about being 'debt-free.'

'And the result? Some of the most shallow and infantile drivel ever written. These egotists are so into
themselves they’ve no regard for the safety or wellbeing of those about whom they have written some awful and completely inaccurate pieces.

Despicable, pathetic little creatures craving some kind of recognition but lacking in conscience and morality.'

The only despicable creature is you, Jabba. For years you have been Murrays poodle and nothing else. You have not been a journalist; far from it. All you have been is a cheerleader for Murray, then for Whyte and now for Green; all the while trying to whip up some kind of frenzy among 'The Peepil.' If anyone does get hurt we'll all know who is to blame for stirring up all this conspiracy nonsense. 

I remember you had not one word to say about what Neil Lennon went through. His children had to have police protection when they were going to school, for God's sake! But, to you, that was nothing. What we should really be concerned about is HMRC doing what it is supposed to do: chasing up people that have avoided paying taxes! How dare they!

And so it's goodbye. Do you honestly think you'll be missed? You are not a journalist; you are a disgrace. A two-faced rabble-rouser that has no shame whatsoever. Murray overspent, Whyte was a crook, Green has illegally run off with the assets, to the detriment of the creditors but none of that matters. Not once in this whole sorry mess have you shown any evidence of investigative journalism and recently you seem to just regurgitate the things that David Leggat writes on his blog. All that matters to you is that Rangers survive, no matter what, and are fast-tracked into the top tier. It does not matter who loses money, or if proper taxes are paid, rules and laws properly observed - none of this matters to you. Rather than lambast others it is about time you took a good look at yourself.

ave et vale.

Sunday, 2 December 2012


I've banged on here quite a bit about the Insolvency Act 1986, especially Sections 207 and 216. I am pleased to admit that I was wrong about Section 216. That is the section that deals with phoenix companies. Having re-read the relevant section I have changed my mind about Green's new club.

According to my interpretation of Section 216 a phoenix company is barred from using the name, or a similar one, ONLY if the new company is set up by someone involved in the old company. As far as I can tell Green was not involved; he was only a potential buyer. This effectively means that he can call his new company, team, whatever, anything he likes. From my reading of the legislation he did not need to call it THE RANGERS; he could simply have called it RANGERS with impunity.

So it turns out I was wrong. Green's new team is RANGERS!

I could possibly be wrong about his transgressing Section 207 as well but I don't think I am. We'll see what BDO make of it!

Thursday, 29 November 2012


Traynor just about has an orgasm gleefully telling us about Stephen Thompson resigning from the SPL board. After last week's revelations that everything in the SFL isn't as rosy as he likes to make out, it's business as usual: let's attack the SPL. According to Jabba, Thompson stands accused of 'drip-feeding stories to the media.'

So who has made these allegations? 'SPL sources' apparently. So somebody, presumably not Thompson, is drip-feeding this story to Traynor; if the story is true, that is!

So what stories did Thompson supposedly leak to the media? Considering that all the Scottish media, especially Traynor, just keep feeding the Ibrox faithful the manure supplied by Green, then what did Thompson let slip? What big stories about the SPL have broken in the last few months? No, I can't really think of any either. So either Thompson leaked nothing, or he did drip-feed stories that our Fourth Estate decided to ignore because it didn't concern Sevco.

So, according to Traynor, this resignation causes a problem for the SPL, coming as it does amid 'widespread calls for radical change.' Widespread calls? My God, he's really full of his own importance, isn't he. The only one that keeps banging on about it is Traynor himself. Oh, wait there was a letter from Steven Pressley, wasn't there? And the SFL want a slice of the pie. As I've said before, there are more voters for the Monster Raving Loony Party than there are supporters of SFL teams. That is, with the exception of Sevco; the real reason for the calls for re-organisation is to benefit them.

Traynor's agenda is clear. He wants to try to instil a lack of confidence in the SPL so that reconstruction will be demanded to the benefit of Green's new team. Does he really expect everyone, outside of the Sevco supporters, to fall for this?

'You'll be oan a drip-feed, Traynor, if ye don't shut it!'

Tuesday, 27 November 2012


He really can't help himself, can he? 'Heads will roll,' he says. So what's got Traynor so angry? Elgin City sold too many tickets for a match against Sevco; in fact, quite a lot too many. But why should Traynor be particularly angry about this? It's fairly obvious if you've been keeping up to date with his diatribes.

Since Green's new team was refused automatic entry into the SPL Traynor has had it in for football's top tier. In his eyes the SPL teams had no right to act this way and he has argued constantly that the SPL is corrupt, vindictive etc etc. Meanwhile the SFL, by way of contrast, is a model of probity, a beacon of sporting integrity shining out to the rest of the footballing world. So this piece of financial impropriety hurts old Jabba more than anyone could know.

So the SFL is not whiter-than-white. What, then, does Traynor have to say about it? Nothing, really. Most of his article is taken up with hurling abuse at Neil Lennon, disparaging comments about the SRU (!) and deriding journalists that are still having a go at Sevco and its 'long-suffering supporters.'  I wonder what 'journos' he's talking about? You'd be hard-pressed to find any 'journos' that haven't been bending over backwards to tell us the truth according to Green!

The Daily Record has banned comments on its football stories and, from what I can see, practically all stories. I have dealt with this issue before on here but the main problem seems to be that not everyone that posts on the forum toes the party line. There were always vile, bigoted, racist comments from those of an Orange persuasion, which were left up and often not removed for hours. If, however, anyone was to question the morality, or even legality, of Green's operation then that post would disappear almost as soon as it was typed.

Recently I started going to the website of The Scottish Sun, where comments are allowed. Again, however, comments cannot go against the party line. It is open to anyone to read through the Insolvency Act 1986, which is easily accessed on the internet. Of interest are Sections 207 and 216. I won't go into it here, you can easily read it for yourself and see what I'm talking about. Once you've read these parts try, as I have, to post something about it on The Scottish Sun website and see what happens!

So who are these 'journos' of whom Traynor speaketh? Surely he can't mean all the bloggers out there? Certainly some of these blogs have followers running to four or five figures. Others, like mine, are probably only read by the blogger himself proof-reading what he has just written! It's good to know, however, that this qualifies me as a journalist!

He also decides to have a go at the Green Brigade. Personally I have neither a drum to beat for nor an axe to grind with these folk; they liven up matches but can sometimes get carried away. They have Traynor, however, practically frothing at the mouth. They 'don’t know if they’re football fans or political activitists' and 'apparently anyone in this brigade shouldn’t be questioned or removed.' This is rich coming from the apologist for a support that barely has any songs about their team, instead relying on the songbook of the Orange Lodge! Neither Rangers, nor the new version of The Beast, have done anything about this situation; in fact, it is practically encouraged!

So, to sum up, Traynor is raging. The SFL is not as perfect as he has, since his recent conversion, been making out. How best to deal with this? Deflect onto other matters that the Sevconians can get riled about. Blame the SPL, Neil Lennon, the Green Brigade, other 'journos,' even the SRU; but don't blame Elgin City or the SFL. It looks like Jabba has decided to stay in Leggoland!

'The extra tickets business was my idea,' Andy Robinson admits.

Thursday, 22 November 2012


Traynor's latest rant beggars belief and puts to bed completely all his previous protestations of being neutral. For sheer triumphalism, rage, spite and thirst for vengeance it out-Leggats Leggat. In fact, he even steals from David Biggat's blog to try to blame Lloyd's Band for Rangers' demise.

Read the whole disgusting tirade here:


"...certainly one of the most shameful tax cases in Scottish history." he says. How dare HMRC go after Rangers! Don't they realise that it is one of the sacred cows of Scotland? Our footballing authorities for years have turned a deaf ear to bigoted singing, as have our police and judiciary. Who do HMRC think they are?

"What was the point and what were the real motives behind the zeal with which some in HMRC, and the media, tackled this case" He has obviously completely lost the plot! So HMRC have some secret agenda in pursuing this case. This, again, is straight from the diseased mind of David Biggat! 

 "Blind hatred and poison has saturated this case which could actually have paid off for HMRC. They were offered £10m two years ago to settle but refused, probably because they wanted a trophy win to set a precedent which would allow them to pursue hundreds of other companies for untold millions." Again, he is virtually accusing HMRC of bigotry. Get this man to a psychiatrist, now!

"Companies who sell cups of coffee and mobile phones can escape payments for hundreds of millions but Rangers?" Again with the persecution complex!

"...it is a bitter and twisted chapter in a story which shines a light on a side of this country which should embarrass us" Really? It seems bigotry is okay but hating bigots is something to be deplored! Why on earth does he think everyone hated Rangers? Maybe he could trot out the old party line that it's down to jealousy!

"But now we all know the truth, although we haven’t a clue as to the identities of those at the centre of this sorry saga.
Bizarrely an anonymised form of the tribunal’s ruling was published yesterday revealing that evidence had been delivered by Mr Red, Mr Purple, Mr Turquoise, Mr Yellow, Mrs Scarlet and other colourful people."

Er...sorry, but what usually happens when names are revealed to the Ibrox hordes? Death threats galore and even bombs and bullets in the post. Of course, when the bombs don't work our justice system will be there to smile, shake a finger and say that they weren't meant to be viable. 

"...even if they’d won their case yesterday they still wouldn’t have got anything out of the Rangers they had pursued. They were forced into liquidation, remember. " Exactly. And so we come to the really shameful part of the whole episode, which Traynor always seems to ignore: the illegal sale of the assets to Green by Duff and Phelps. 

It is against company law to offload assets prior to liquidation in order to stop them being sold to pay creditors. Green got away with this and many creditors have been left high-and-dry and yet Traynor dares to take the moral high ground on Rangers' behalf!

Perhaps something that Traynor should be pointing out is that if HMRC had won this first tier tribunal then an appeal would probably have been forthcoming. HMRC have every right as well to appeal; and they will, despite Traynor's veiled threats. The decision was not unanimous, which pretty much equates to a verdict of 'not proven.' This is not vindication and any further tribunal might be brave enough to actually look at the evidence and come to a proper decision. Brave? They would have to be. This first tier tribunal's members have all been named; do you think fear of reprisals played no part in the decision?

So Traynor might be a bit premature in his celebrations but he has certainly nailed his colours to the mast as far as supporting threats and intimidation are concerned.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012


So apparently what we need in Scottish football is change; and fast! Traynor joins the vast ranks calling for change, from the SFL to...er...the SFL. Rather than tell us all why change is needed, Traynor reverts to type and basically just has a bitter snipe at the SPL a-la-David Biggat. 

"...if the SFL, who were left behind when the SPL was formed in 1998, remain united they can succeed with their proposal and bring an end to the SPL which has been shown to be shambolic and vindictive."

Shambolic and vindictive? Whatever can he mean? Oh, that's right, it was sheer vindictiveness that drove the decision not to allow Green's new club into the SPL! Never mind that it would have been against all the rules, everyone should have been bending over backwards to accomodate The Rangers. Doing such a thing is what Traynor believes is integrity!

"They are not interested in providing a structure which allows clubs they believe are a waste of space to breath and thrive – and it is time they were brought down." 

Strangely, this goes against what he professed to believe before. The team he 'supported,' Airdire, were put into liquidation by none other than St David of Murray. According to Traynor it was survival of the fittest, football was a business and devil take the hindmost! A different story now!

He also goes on about giving young players "the chance and time to flourish and that would help enhance the quality." Maybe he should have been telling his hero, Murray, that when he decided to up the ante by bringing expensive foreigners in; a route that other teams had to follow if they were not to be left way behind.

Maybe it is time for Traynor to face up to the truth. Our game in Scotland was ruined by Murray's ambition. Expensive English and foreign players ran riot over other Scottish teams and those other teams had to spend, spend, spend just to try to stay in touch. That is why clubs are teetering on the brink and, rather than league reconstruction, we should be looking at capping wages. 

It is also a painful truth that our country cannot sustain the number of clubs that are in existence at the moment. Football is now in competition with many other forms of entertainment and in a society that no longer sees it as acceptable that a man disappears all day on a Saturday while his wife does the shopping and entertains the kids. Two things need to be done: a re-branding of the game as a family-friendly entertainment and smaller clubs will need to look at amalgamating. A start has already been made on the first item since all the bigoted and sectarian songs have now been consigned to Division 3.

As to amalgamation, surely it would be better to have, say, twenty well-supported teams rather than the forty-two we have at present? It makes good business sense, which is something Traynor likes to bang on about.

But then, Traynor isn't really interested in good business sense or even improving Scottish football. All he wants to do is to tear down the whole structure in order to accomodate one team. His support for the SFL is completely disingenuous and if a certain team were not there now he would show utter disdain for any reconstruction plans coming from that quarter. 

Traynor is fond of pointing out how low attendance figures are in the SPL if you remove Celtic from the equation; well let's do the same for the SFL. Remove Green's team from the reckoning and you are left with three leagues that could not muster up enough supporters between them to fill one SPL ground. And yet, we are supposed to let the teams in these leagues dictate what goes on in Scottish football!

Traynor's real agenda comes out in the final part of his tirade:

"Also weren’t the SPL clubs fond of telling everyone they had no choice but to listen to their supporters during the close season?
Hopefully they’ll still be listening when the same fans tell them where to stick their SPL 2."

Can you hear all the SPL fans rebelling against their clubs and demanding that they go along with SFL plans? No, neither can I. So either Traynor's hearing voices or, not for the first time, he arrogantly assumes that everyone will go along with whatever he says. Sorry, Jumbo...er...I mean Jimbo, but SPL fans have already shown what they think of a certain club's cheating ways and then arrogantly assuming that it could start over and walk straight into the top tier. No amount of bluster and misinformation from yourself is going to change that!

SFL crowds show their support for league reconstruction.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012


Traynor starts off telling us about the crisis at Hearts and how they should have bitten Hughie Green's hand off when he tried to use the situation to his advantage. He then goes over his usual tired old ground about how our game is in trouble. He doesn't say it this time but he has said on numerous occasions that the game is in trouble because Green's Newco were not allowed into the SPL. 

'My God!' I hear you cry, 'Traynor is actually writing about another team for a change!' Well...er...no, actually. He might start off talking about Hearts but then goes off at a tangent to have a go at everybody for being anti-Rangers, Oldco and Newco. In a diatribe worthy of David Biggat and his Presbyterian granny, he apparently accuses every one of us, with the exception of the noble Ibrox hordes, of being hate-filled bigots! That's not just Celtic supporters, by the way, it's everybody!

Read this pearl of wisdom that Traynor lets fall from his lips:

'But then an awful lot of club directors and their fans haven’t been applying robust logic to Rangers for some time.
They’ve allowed their delight at this club’s plight to cloud judgment, always hiding behind that wafer- thin curtain of “sporting integrity”.'

 See what I mean? Is this guy for real?

He continues in the same vein:

'Although they insist Rangers are dead, killed by liquidation, these people continue to shout that the club owe more than £90m in tax, conveniently forgetting the final verdict on the EBT case has still to be announced.
It also suits their agenda to link all debts run up by the previous regime to the club in the Third Division. Yet the same folk are determined to make sure Rangers aren’t linked with all of the league titles won in the past.'

Aw diddums! He conveniently forgets that the opposite is equally true. Green's team, and its supporters, are keen to tell us all that this is the same club that won 9-in-a-row,  won the European Cup-Winners' Cup and have a world-record number of titles. It is a different club, however, when it comes to paying up, not just to HMRC, but to all the creditors that have apparently been shafted by Green's underhand, and possibly illegal, purchase of Rangers' assets.

So which one is it Mr Traynor? If it's the same club then let them pay up; if it's a different club then it is no longer called Rangers and has no history whatsoever. 

You've painted yourself into a corner there, Jim lad!

Monday, 12 November 2012


When I was a lad we used to play at football in the back court. There was a set of railings for one goal and a midden dyke for the other. Depending on who was about the games could range from four to sixteen a side! We didn't really bother who won. It was all good fun and usually ended when folk started to get shouted in for their dinner or bed or whatever.

On a few occasions the dad of one of the boys would come down and join in. None of us wanted him but we were in no position to tell him where to go. He was about forty and could easily muscle all us skinny ten and eleven-year-olds off the ball. Needless to say, he scored lots of goals. Whenever he scored he would run around with his hands in the air celebrating, looking at all the windows to see if anyone was watching him. Behind his back we would call him all the names you can think of for male and female genitalia! Eventually, if he turned up we would all drift off to play at something else. He finally got the message and kept away.

Equally, a highly-paid SPL footballer should be expected to score with relative ease against part-time players. The Scottish Cup sometimes throws up some such circumstances and few of us would think one of our players was magnificent for scoring against one of these teams, filled with guys that work at a real job all week and then turn up to play at the weekend.

That is why it is hilarious to read the plaudits that the Daily Record are handing out to Lee McCulloch. 'Prolific Goalscorer' they call him. They talk about his 'extraordinary run of goals' and his 'impressive tally for the season'! Are they joking? Shouldn't somebody paid as much as he is be expected to out-perform teams of part-timers? The fact that his team is winning games by only a couple of goals really points to the fact that McCulloch and his team-mates are really not that good at all!

The Daily Record, in its wisdom, seems to be building McCulloch up as Player of The Year. However, just like that grown man that used to score bucketloads against us children, he is just a medium-sized fish in a small pond!

Ah scored against the weans again!

Friday, 9 November 2012


Among all the plaudits for Celtic's magnificent victory over Barcelona one voice still has to be all doom and gloom. It does not fit Traynor's agenda to praise Celtic for making Scottish football look good on the world stage; no, according to him things have never been worse.

Fair enough, Hearts are having financial problems but Traynor takes great delight in informing us that they are finished. Two more clubs are going to follow in what he calls a 'Domino Effect.' And the reason for the demise of these SPL clubs? It's all down to not allowing Charles Green's New Rangers into the Premier League!

'Despite the bravado and bombast of some fans and commentators who stupidly, and crassly, responded to the troubles of Rangers with glee rather than dismay and alarm, Scottish football is not booming,' he says. He doesn't do irony, does he? He pontificates with glee about the death of the SPL while lambasting others that want to play the game by the rules. No; scratch that. They broke the rules to even let The Rangers into the league at all!

Traynor has been moaning for days about how the SFA has responded to calls for Craig Levein to be sacked. 'Out of touch' is the phrase he uses to describe the panjandrums that run the Scottish game. In other words, they should be more in touch with the wishes of the ordinary fan. When it comes to the SPL, however, it's a completely different story. Remember how the SPL clubs consulted their supporters before voiting on allowing Green's new team into the Premier League? Apparently the SPL leaders should have ignored completely the wishes of the fans and welcomed Green's Newco with open arms! Talk about hypocrisy!

Rangers have set a precedent in Scottish football. No club need worry about going into liquidation. All that needs to be done is that somebody snatches the assets for a song and then they just carry on as if nothing has happened. Everybody in the Scottish media will pretend that the new club is the old club and everything will be fine. Sure, the club might end up in the lower leagues but it can look forward to bumper crowds and being debt-free! The SPL might even follow Traynor's advice and allow the club straight into the Premier League!

Traynor suggests that the only solution to the problems of Scottish football is 'emergency league reconstruction'! Who is that supposed to benefit? I'll give you three guesses!

Take my advice - liquidate!

Friday, 26 October 2012


Traynor is again suggesting that Craig Whyte acted criminally with his Ticketus deal. In reality it is a grey area: can future sales be considered as assets, especially when it was a loan he took out to be paid back from these future sales? One for the lawyers and certainly not one for Traynor, who blames both Whyte and HMRC for creditors losing out. 

He is good at pointing to company law to blacken Whyte but fails dismally to mention the real scandal in all these shenanigans: the sale of the assets on the cheap by Duff and Phelps to Green. Quite apart from the immorality of this procedure it is, most likely, illegal:

"under the Insolvency Act 1986 section 423, a company may recover assets if they were paid away at a "significantly less than the value" of the thing, and this was done "for the purpose of" prejudicing other creditors' interests."

It could be argued that Duff and Phelps's bargain-basement sale was not done for the purpose of prejudicing other creditors' interests; but can they prove that? Why, exactly, did the sale go ahead if not for this purpose?

Thousands of small creditors have lost out due to this underhand deal and it remains to be seen if BDO will challenge this sale.

What is certain is that the agnivores in our media will never challenge this sale as it goes against their 'doublethink' agenda that says that Rangers still exists as the same entity but under a different company.

This sale of assets was fraud, pure and simple, and it will be an absolute disgrace if it goes unchallenged while Green boasts about being 'debt-free.'

"I am not a crook!"

Monday, 22 October 2012


Traynor today has another go at Craig Whyte, again blaming him for everything. He admits that Murray's EBT scheme made Rangers an unattractive proposition but, then again, HMRC are more to blame than Murray! In fact, Traynor is at pains to point out the failings of HMRC, blaming them for all the small businesses losing out.

HMRC apparently allowed the "...situation to worsen when they should have taken swift action." That's Whyte's dodging the PAYE. About the EBT money he says, "you have to wonder why the tax authorities didn’t take the £11m settlement fee offered to them a few years ago." So even the government have got it in for Rangers/Sevco!

So why did HMRC not come to some kind of deal? Well, in any case like this it is usually weighed up which scenario will give the creditors more money: a deal, ie CVA, or liquidation of assets. HMRC decided on the latter. But what's that? The assets are no longer there?

Traynor is quick to point out that Rangers, under Whyte, might have been trading while insolvent, which is, of course, a crime. But is it not a crime also to shaft the creditors by punting off the assets for a song leaving nothing for the liquidators? 

"The football company associated with EBT no longer exists," Traynor says. Er...sorry, Jim, but it does; it hasn't been liquidated yet! Once BDO arrive they surely must look into the activities of Duff and Phelps and Charles Green? Administrators are supposed to be working on behalf of the creditors; not for the benefit of themselves and some mountebank!

So Green can brag about his team being 'debt-free' while all the creditors get nothing because he and the administrators cut a last-minute deal, giving him the assets and them the money they are owed; effectively sticking two fingers up to the creditors, from HMRC to the wee wumman that did face painting. 

Am I the only one that thinks that there is something criminal in all this?

Craig Whyte going off the radar

Thursday, 18 October 2012


Today, Traynor is back to his favourite topic: blaming Craig Whyte for everything that went wrong at Rangers. Yes, the PAYE fiasco was the straw that broke the camel's back as far as HMRC were concerned, but a lot of what Whyte says actually makes sense.

Did the administration under Duff and Phelps really have to take so long? Everybody and his granny knew that nobody was going to buy the poison chalice that Rangers had become; hadn't Murray already been trying for years? Instead of trying to come to some arrangement all Duff and Phelps did was trot out the names of potential buyers, who ran a mile when they got a look at the books. Remember Miller? Ng? Then there was the possibly illegal handing over of the assets to Hughie Green. Adminsistrators are supposed to work on behalf of the creditors; so what happened there?

Imagine if Whyte had paid the PAYE when he was supposed to: Rangers would have been lucky to have afforded a team to put on the field. All he was doing was what had been going on at Rangers for years; robbing the tax man to pay for players. If he had paid the tax when he was meant to then Rangers would have fallen way behind earlier in the season and would have had no chance of finishing in the top six, never mind second!

Traynor still goes on about 'mortgaging the season tickets' to Ticketus but fails to raise any questions about where Green got the money to 'buy' Rangers from Duff and Phelps. It's about time these 'journalists' started asking some serious questions about Green and his illegal absconding with the assets, instead of trying to blame everything on Whyte.

There is one matter, though, on which Traynor seems to have had a Road-to-Damascus conversion. He says about Whyte's claim that Rangers/Sevco were relegated to Division 3:

'Rangers had to go there because they were a new club starting over.'

Who'd-a thunk it?

Meanwhile the sports journalist manq, Rabid Biggat, is beating the drum for Auld Dignity, Walter Smith, returning as Scotland manager! Good luck with that; he needs big bucks to succeed at anything!

Tuesday, 16 October 2012


Traynor has decided to jump on the bandwagon and call for the head of Craig Levein. He exhorts Stewart Regan to do the right thing but can't resist his usual little dig:

"Regan, who has not exactly covered himself in glory either over the last year or so..."

How does he make that one out? What has Regan done wrong? Oh, that's right, he is one of the ones that Sevco, aka the Hughie Green Zombies, blame for everything bad that has happened to them. Keep it up, James, David Biggat is always extolling your virtues in his blog.

Speaking of the  sports journalist manqué, I see he is buying into the myth that calling the Zombies 'Daleks' is some allusion to the Ibrox Disaster. Alex Thomson used this word and explained what he meant by it: that Rangers/Sevco supporters have no minds of their own and just spout slogans like, 'Wee arra peeppil' in the same way as Daleks shout 'Exterminate.' So much for the journalistic expertise that Biggat is always on about!

He is also orgasmic about Alex Thomson apparently becoming a 'target' for a 'top newspaper.' In reality, the right-wing, Daily Mail columnist, Richard Littlejohn, had a go at everyone on Channel 4, including Thomson, for what he sees as a far-too-liberal agenda. Music to Biggat's ears!

Anyone not familiar with Littlejohn will be interested to know that he has been proven to be a liar on numerous occasions. He also recently caused a furore by suggesting that for prostitutes being raped and murdered was an 'occupational hazard!' No doubt Biggat would agree with him!

Littlejohn, like Biggat, panders to a certain demographic, prepared to lie, exaggerate and defame to pursue his agenda. He has the support of the kind of old-fashioned, racist bigot that still thinks it was wrong to cancel the Black and White Minstrel Show and calls everyone with any common decency 'the PC brigade.' I don't think Alex Thomson has too much to worry about!

"Brains! Brains!"   
  Craig Levein throws his hat into the ring to replace Sooperally.