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You Will Like This -- Not A Lot

Written by: D'Artagnan
Tuesday, 6th October 2015

“Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.”


In terms of anger, it is difficult to calculate which would be the most infuriating. Whether the writings of blogger John James are part of an ongoing battle between two PR companies where our club is both the battleground as well as recipient of collateral damage, or, as has been alleged, forms part of the latest campaign by “Celtic minded” individuals to de-stabilise our club. Whilst both possible scenarios are particularly unedifying, history has demonstrated that many are willing to tread the unedifying road in order to inflict damage on our club.

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Written by: John McCrae
Friday, 25th September 2015

A reunion tour of former pop stars Les McKeown (59), Alan Longmuir (67) and Stuart Wood (58), three ex members of The Bay City Rollers, will feature an evening in Glasgow’s Barrowlands. The three, now flabbier, balder and more wrinkled than they appeared in their heyday, posed today outside the concert venue, still be-decked in their famous tartan trimmings.

For a relatively brief but fervent period in the 1970s (nicknamed "Rollermania"), they were national teen idols, before changing personnel, loss of their hysterical fan-base and acrimonious in-fighting. There also followed various headlines involving sexual scandals.

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Heroes In Our Time

Written by: D'Artagnan
Tuesday, 8th September 2015

It’s a funny thing when you open yourself up to the various resources open to aspiring writers, you are met with the usual deluge of “must have” resources, in addition to invites to workshops or seminars “no aspiring writer should be without”.

Fortunately, for my bank balance, most of these are geared towards those of the craft inclined towards fiction, though I freely confess the opportunity to access the thought processes of Sol Stein was a temptation too far.

It proved to be an invaluable investment as his ability to inject a storyteller’s narrative into non-fictional work is quite simply, seminal.

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Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad

Written by: John McCrae
Friday, 21st August 2015

Marvin Lee Aday, who took the stage name Meat Loaf, released a track from his 1977 album "Bat Out Of Hell", called "Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad". The single did reasonably well, reaching number 11 in the UK charts. The album fared much better, selling an estimated 43 million copies worldwide and staying in the UK album charts for an incredible 485 weeks.

As a rule of thumb in life, the title would do for most folk, try three things, get two of them is a decent batting average. To take the concept to football, most clubs would settle for a 66% winning average. The top clubs, of course, demand more.

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Knock Em Down

Written by: 1972
Monday, 17th August 2015

It’s often been said that there is a tendency in this country to build ‘em up just to knock ‘em down again.
When it comes to Rangers, it’s simply knock ‘em down for many who don’t support the club.

Given that Rangers are the biggest ticket in Scottish football by a country mile, it’s natural that everything our club does is big news.

One wonders though, how long it will take to sink in with the club’s detractors that all the negativity that our enemies generate about our every move, simply envelopes our whole game.

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