While the Ralphs away...

While the Ralphs away…


Guess who’s back..nope, its just me Desimond.

Ralph continues on his work adventures or The “whats your wifi code Mister?” Tour  as its known down south.


While we await his safe passage back online..lets have a quick look at whats been going on in the world.



In case you missed it….In between scoring 3 goals and watching poor Ryan Christie depart the scene with a helluva eye injury ( surgery this week),

We advanced to meet Hearts in the Cup final towards the end of May. This of course was not the main story as the media have went all-in in moaning about poor Derek McInnes being subject to the “Cheer up” song resulting in him being sent to the stands after making a “Get it up you!” arm gesture – (apparently at the Celtic fans but most thought it was at the referee at the time.)

The perennial loser stated he will take any punishment on the chin whilst sleakitly calling on the SFA authorities to punish Celtic. That’s Aberdeen who had 2 players and 2 members of staff sent off calling for Celtic to be punished. No bother.


Celtic in turn made a statement slamming the Celtic singing but should have just said “Fuck off badger face!” or similar. The Club also asked for the “Paedo” chants to be dealt with by the Authorities. I get more annoyed at the terrible “You are a Weegie” songs they folk sing but each to their own.

At this rate next season could be quieter than Mike opening a pack of Werthers Originals during Sunday service!


Tangible up in Blue

What a week we have had in respect to Rangers yet again grabbing all the Scottish media headlines in a week where they didn’t even play a game!.

We will come to AllocationGate as no-one is calling it later but for now..lets look towards south west Glasgow..

Its RFCI Season Ticket renewal time ( a 5% rise in prices and talk of no payment scheme available btw!)  down Ibrox way and

So far we have heard

“Major investment coming in star players!”

“David Murray might come back!” ( the same week an expensive dinosaur arrives at Kelvingrove Gallery..co-incidence?)

The classic though was Dave Kings Season Ticket appeal/statement saying ‘“We are now within tangible reach of Rangers becoming the dominant force in Scottish Football”

Lets check that exact detail shall we…

adjective: tangible
  1. 1.
    perceptible by touch.
    “the atmosphere of neglect and abandonment was almost tangible
    synonyms: touchable, palpable, tactile, material, physical, real, substantial, corporeal, solid, concrete; More
noun: tangible; plural noun: tangibles
  1. 1.
    a thing that is perceptible by touch.
    “these are the only tangibles upon which an assessment can be made”

I must say the online example citing ‘the atmosphere of neglect and abandonment was almost tangible‘ was just perfect for rangers but in this concern, just Look at the synonyms there…palpable..physical……REAL!

tangible..within real touching distance..1 deflcted goal at Xmas and they think they are worthy…classic.

Good old Dave, like Mr Monorail he never disappoints with a sales pitch to the blue masses ( surely not masses?-Ed).

Did we mention he was also due back in court this week to find out how much he has to pay Mike Ashley for seemingly breaking yet another contract?

Strangely that doesn’t seem to have gotten much coverage in the press.


A case not so Black n Whyte?

Talking of David Murray there and also talking of Court cases..it was nice to see our old pal Craig Whytes  Sevco8088 group win a costs case against Imran Ahmed who allegedly helped Chuck Green get the assets and help with the great old switcheroo.

The judgement makes for interesting reading –


Delivering judgement Judge Bartlett said: “This case concerns the transfer of the Rangers Football Club in 2012.

“The club was in fact sold but not to the claimant, it was sold to a different company. It effectively stepped into the shoes of the claimant.

“The money deposited was used for that purchase.

“Sevco Scotland had recently been incorporated and both Mr Green and Mr Ahmad were directors of that company.

“And Mr Green was also a director of the claimant company.

“Mr Ahmad was in law strictly not a director.

“There is a hotly contested issue in this case as to whether in the period leading up to and the period of these events he was acting as a de facto director of this company.

“There is no doubt that Sevco Scotland operated the club”

“The claimant’s case in simple terms is that this was a theft of the opportunity to acquire the club from it – which was prepared by Mr Green and Mr Ahmed and that Mr Green and Mr Ahmad simply diverted this opportunity to a different company and deprived the claimant of it.”


Could get very messy indeed…which is nice.



Talking of Messi..gettit!…he had a great game against Man Utd and it was fun to watch him in his pomp getting revenge on Chris Smalling after that Aberdeen worthy face smash last week.

Coutinho scoring a cracker was also a nice sight when you pictured Neymar watching on from afar with his face tripping him.

That was one quarter final.

Following the other, theres been a bit of “Here we go!” in the press and social media after youngsters of Ajax gubbed  the Oldies at Juventus in their own back yard to advance to the CL Semi-Finals. With everyone from Chris Sutton to the village dog shouting “Come on now Celtic, no excuses!” you can bet Peter Lawwell is avoiding any media, press or telly for a day or two.

Ajax have done great but that teams stars will be sold in the summer. It will be interesting to see if they can continue to evolve or become another Monaco who were the same recently in developing wonder talent and doing well in the CL before a terrible slide on the park despite a healthy balance sheet.

Celtic meanwhile will be finalising a management team, securing  a good few players and looking to ensure nothing harms 9 in a row let alone 10. Our priorities don’t quite run in parallel with Ajax for now.

They should longer term  of course and I made my thoughts known in this piece about our recent loannee vs development  here – http://etims.net/?p=13914

Whether the new manager ( lenny or otherwise) likes Loan deals..only time will tell.


Keep your Wig on!

Gordon Smith, the disgraced ex SFA Chief Executive has came out with some crackers lately.

Following his “Take points off teams for fans singing!” rant last week, and we all know who he has in mind there!, Smith has now jumped on the mock outrage at Kilmarnock ( the club that helped make Smith a footballer!) cutting Rangers allocation to 4000 for the final game of the season. Smith couldn’t care less if Kilmarnock, the oldest professional club in Scotland, wish to celebrate their 150th anniversary with their own fans in abundance.

Oh no, not Gordon.

Gordon believes Rangers would be quite in their rights to boycott the game and therefore deprive Killie of any revenue. That’s a man who was in charge of the rules saying its okay to break the rules and your commitments. Sounds consistent for Gordon at least.

A reminder of  his glory days!



Lets leave you with a joke.

Gerry Braiden on Twitter leaked that he has heard the rumour about next years management team.

Its gonna be:







Oh those Press Conferences would be funny at least!




Okay..I will leave you with another joke attempt..

If Ian Beale shagged Jurgen Klopp..would this EU head honcho be the outcome?


Now..anything we have missed…