It seems the Times are hell bent on finding a scapegoat in their current reportage on the “malicious prosecution ” story…
The officer who led a disastrous police investigation into the takeover of Rangers FC was openly partisan and appeared determined to pursue those he regarded as enemies of the club he supported, witnesses have claimed.
Detective Chief Inspector Jim Robertson, 54, was tasked with leading the inquiry into allegations of fraud linked to the collapse and sale of the Ibrox club.
This year the Court of Session found that he had behaved in an “intimidatory and threatening” way, had given evidence that was “patently untrue” and had conducted himself in a “reprehensible” manner.
Instead of looking at those who have cost the taxpayer millions and millions of pounds and investigating the events that led to that, they’re blaming the policeman who tried to get to the bottom of it.
One can only wonder why, and why now ?
There’s an email awaiting a reply on the desk of the times editor.
Before commenting, let’s give him a chance to answer.
Steve Clarke turned up at Hampden last night in time for Scotland’s world cup play off, but frankly got little else right.
His formation and selection allowed the Ukraine to overrrun his charges, and by the time he realised he’d made an arse of it and tried to correct it, it was too late.
Scotland will miss out on another World Cup, which is depressingly familiar, but on the bright side, Celtic missed out on having Clarke as a manager, so it’s not all bad.
His insistence on playing duds from the EPL should signal the end of his tenure, and the inclusion of inexperienced players such as Gilmour and Hickey for such a high profile tie was inexplicable, and don;t get me started on Lyndon Dykes, who has made a career out of bullying Chris Jullien…
Celtic supporters often moan about the amount of caps given to the Lisbon Lions, only 113 or so in total.
What is not taken into account is that manager jock Stein wasn’t overly keen on his players being involved with Scotland, and would often withdraw them from squads, especially if there was, and there often was, an important European game ahead.
With international football even more of a dead duck these days, there’s another leaf for ange Postecoglou to take out of the great man’s book.
Meanwhile, the papers need their stories…. The Record proclaims….
Celtic player rejects contract offer as future remains unclear after ‘honest
It’s Kerr McInroy.
No, I had to google him as well.
and this, from the Sun…..
Celtic wonderkid Rory Mahady chased by Man City and two
Premier League rivals as Hoops face losing another top
He’s a goalkeeper. I googled him as well.
Presumably that’s what they meant by wonderkid. As in wondering who he is.
The media are desperate for a story about a Celtic player leaving, and conversely , when a “rangers ” player signs a new deal, they get all gooey….
Connor Goldson admits Rangers winning addiction as he
makes title vow after signing new contract
The defender looked to be heading for the Ibrox exit with his deal set to expire but he delighted fans by penning an extension
With two trophies in four years, one would think he’d conquered this particular addiction.
Goldson had more or less made it clear he was leaving, and sat back to wait for offers that matched his talent. It seems he may have misjudged his own appeal.
There is no mention of what they are paying him, but it will be significant. That means he will probably be alongside John Soutar at the heart of their defence next year, especially given that they’re touting Calvin Bassey.
But it’s a hell of a contract, whatever way you look at it…. as Goldson himself says…
“I said last year that I wanted to stay and try and win 56 and 57.
I’m thinking a contract that takes him up to 2079 at the earliest shows incredible commitment, from both club/company and player.
Yesterday, we had this…
” It started with a quid….never thought it would come to this ”