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3 minutes ago, dr_manhattan^ said:

I saw that one player with the best name ever scored his first goal.

 

Fashion Sakala 😂 It is a good name. Really looks promising, was his first start for the club and to score against Real Madrid (albeit a friendly) will have done his confidence wonders.

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10 hours ago, Yobo Ahoy said:

I can't remember the last time I watched / cared about a pre-season friendly. 

 

Yeah if I didn't watch Chelsea's game last night despite them pushing it free and hard all week I'm certainly not watching the game of the club whose fans are what people think Chelsea's fans are.

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35 minutes ago, Dudley said:

 

There is so many layers to this that is not understood by many outwith Scotland, don't believe everything you read in the paper 😂

 

 

Not to mention just days later...... https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-9627549/Manchester-City-Chelsea-fans-involved-violent-clashes-Porto-police-other.html

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2 hours ago, BarryL85 said:

 

There is so many layers to this that is not understood by many outwith Scotland, don't believe everything you read in the paper 😂

 

 

Are there though?

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These headlines are 17 days apart. Sturgeon or her administration did not condemn the behaviour of the Scotland fans or raise any issues of sectarian behaviour of the Scotland fans during their travels despite many pro-IRA and anti-English chants being well documented.

 

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Some examples....

 

 

 

And lets not forget there was no immediate COVID spikes because of the Rangers fans gathering  but lets look at the euros....

 

The FM decided to speak out about it all after she and her government were accused of hypocrisy...https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/7328227/nicola-sturgeon-tartan-army-rangers-anti-catholic/

 

She said the issue with Rangers gatherings were to do with the damage caused (again ignoring the damage caused by the Tartan Army) and also Anti-Catholic abuse....

 

Well now here is two separate FOI requests made to police Scotland which completely contradict the vile rhetoric she spews...

 

 

Nicola Sturgeon also never misses an opportunity to promote anything positive about Scotland, how about the 2021 worlds strongest man being Scottish and a proud one at that? Well she has never once mentioned it, unfortunately for Tom Stoltman he wears the wrong jersey...

 

 

And that's where I will leave it for now. Next up i'll dive deeper into the SNP's demand for sectarianism outstripping the supply as the are desperate to drive division within Scotland.

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But none of that is layers @BarryL85. That's just "They didnae get shouted at so why are we?"

 

Rangers won the title for the first time in a long time. I completely get the need to celebrate. Just not the need to trash the place, start fights and shout various types of abuse at those nearby.

 

I'm not condoning it for Scotland fans or any other type of fans. It shouldn't happen, full stop. There isn't a justification.

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6 minutes ago, Butters said:

But none of that is layers @BarryL85. That's just "They didnae get shouted at so why are we?"

 

Rangers won the title for the first time in a long time. I completely get the need to celebrate. Just not the need to trash the place, start fights and shout various types of abuse at those nearby.

 

I'm not condoning it for Scotland fans or any other type of fans. It shouldn't happen, full stop. There isn't a justification.

 

Firstly let me offer up my opinion on the events, the fighting and trouble was disgusting and it shouldn't happen. The whole "trash the place", there was litter on the ground after it, just like any other mass gathering whether organised or not. It barely makes the front page if it's anybody else. There was other mass gatherings on the lead up to and even the very day after the Rangers fans gathered but nothing was mentioned about it.

 

It's far from the finished article. There are many layers of predetermined behaviour that was ready to be deployed for the day Rangers lifted the trophy. The entire argument that it was a sectarion, anti-irish, anti-catholic march is disgusting. Theres no evidence of this, no proof, no arrests for it and yet it has been portrayed as fact by the government and the media.

 

Rangers FC were criticised wrongly for not contributing enough to the events that unfolded. When in fact they had opened up a dialog with the police and the SNP administration leading up to the 15th May. They offered to allow 10k fans into the ground to take them off of the streets as a solution. It was rubbished and ignored as a solution because of COVID when literally days later there was fan zones set up for the euros. 

 

Even things like the (ex) Justice Minister himself and an elected official stirring up the same sectarian rhetoric about a fake tiktok video. The JM actually said the players should be removed from the club. Really? This was headline news. 

 

The police confirmed there was no criminality found after investigation but no no no, not good enough they had to confirm it was fake which they did because an SNP elected official actually submitted a freedom of information act request. Hilarious. Even the Scottish Conservatives had something to say on the matter afterwards. 

 

 

I'm going to just leave it here as I don't see anyone caring and to be honest I didn't really want to get into it all on here but I could see some prejudices in the responses when I mentioned Rangers in here. I was just wanting to see if anybody had saw the Rangers - Real Madrid game.

 

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2 hours ago, Gotters said:

On reflection I think I preferred it when we had all the Wolves chat.

:D Did we really used to talk that much?  There's are only two of us and I generally get bored after five sentances.

 

I must admit last season reading all the Leeds fans on here and thinking, "Oh god, did we sound like this a couple of seasons back?!"

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22 minutes ago, Plissken said:

I was going to post about the time Manchester got trashed by Scots coming down for a final but I remembered that was fans of a different club.

 

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Well, in actual Scottish fitba news: Celtic are out of the Champions League and it’s still only July.  They got a tough draw, Midtjylland are a good team but that’s got to be a kick in the teeth hasn’t it?

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Hillsborough death toll officially up to 97: Liverpoolfc.com/news

 

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It is with great sadness and a sense of immense loss that we can confirm that Andrew Devine passed away yesterday at the premature age of 55.

Our collective devastation is overwhelming but so too is the realisation that we were blessed to have had Andrew with us for 32 years since the Hillsborough tragedy.

We welcome the conclusion of the coroner, Mr Andre Rebello, made today at Liverpool Coroner’s Court, that Andrew was unlawfully killed, making him the 97th fatality of the tragic events that occurred on April 15, 1989.


 

RIP buddy.  Still no justice all these years on. 

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10 hours ago, Naysonymous said:

Hillsborough death toll officially up to 97: Liverpoolfc.com/news

 


 

RIP buddy.  Still no justice all these years on. 

 

And you just know the only change that will come of this is a few new T-shirts get printed and someone repaints a banner to increase a number.

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Presumably Fabian Delph would be happy to have spent his football career without top level coaching and facilities. After all, his body should be just capable of playing football naturally, without any assistance.

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