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  1. How do you know I've got anti rangers blinkers btw? Because I say they're wrong here? If McLaughlin isn't being treated the same as any other journo then you can call it a ban, revoking of pass or whatever, it all amounts to the same thing. Rangers won't allow him in to do his job on the same terms they allow all other media reps in and on that basis the BBC have got to back their man, otherwise it's open season on anyone who fails to toe the party line. If you can't see that or refuse to admit that's the case then that's your prerogative, but take football out of it and imagine a politician or government acting the same way. Would you think the media group should just bend over and do as its told as well?
  2. Nobody except you is twisting anything, or you're at least playing at semantics to try and avoid the point. Rangers have said McLaughlin isn't getting a press pass which is pretty much a ban if not in name. Journos don't just get a seat you know, they get internet access etc as well so it's not like he could do the same job sitting in amongst the rest of the fans. But I'm sure you knew that. As someone else (SBMFC?) said, and which was my point all along, removing a journo's privileges for publishing something you don't like sets a dangerous precedent. Remember, what he published wasn't lies or defamatory, Rangers just didn't like it. Defend that as much as you want but it really isn't the BBC who are at fault here.
  3. That's a pile of nonsense. Rangers and every other club benefit from the publicity they get from all media outlets - that's why sponsors pay money to have their name and logos everywhere - so why should they demand any journo buys a ticket because they don't like what he publishes? The David Murray succulent lamb days are gone I'm afraid.
  4. It isn't as easy as that. Why should any media outlet allow a club or any other organisation to dictate which journalist covers their activities? Surely that's the start of a very slippery slope which can only end in clubs allowing pet reporters who only publish the party line? the BBC are quite right in the stance they've taken.
  5. That doesn't annoy me nearly as much as "annual leave". You're on holiday, not annual leave!!
  6. Hope no-one minds a request for a bit of advice? I'm after a new running watch but don't do enough to really justify one of the top of the range devices. Instead, I've been looking at the kind of hybrid watches in between the basic fitbit and the proper watch. Ideally I'd like something with GPS which provides decent enough stats without having to spend a fortune. I've been looking at the Garmin Vivosmart HR+ but before I take the plunge I was wondering if anyone on here has any useful advice? Cheers!
  7. No doubt that's cos you've watched the replay of Rooney's penalty and see where the well players were when he hit it 😜
  8. Great call! £10 on that so cheers!
  9. Dons twitter says Logan has a knock so maybe not too mental a change.
  10. I'm guessing Russell Martin would be the stand-in right back if needed.
  11. If you're flying into T5 from outside the EU and have to go through passport control before your connecting flight, even though it's from the same terminal, it can be an absolute shambles as they've rarely got enough officers on duty. Flying back from the US earlier this year the queue was huge and only two officers were checking passports. When people complained that they were in danger of missing connections the supervisor told them to "contact the Home Office, it isn't our problem".
  12. If he hasn't played that much, and particularly not since his Hearts days, then I don't reckon he's much use there at international level and it's a pretty tenuous excuse for having him in the squad. I actually think he's a decent full back and if he hadn't dropped down the leagues he'd be Scotland's first choice left back by now with plenty caps but centre back cover? Nah.
  13. I must have missed Wallace playing centre back, although admittedly I didn't really follow his progress from div 3 up to the premier. Did he ever play centre back before dropping down the leagues?
  14. If the content of this is true, Saunders is a total w@nker: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/sep/07/brian-clough-dean-saunders-nottingham-forest
  15. Playing for a draw is one thing but it's the symbolism of putting out a team with no-one up front that people don't understand. That suggests you're not even going to attempt to win the game. Even the Faroes, San Marino etc play with at least one centre forward, regardless of who they play against. Starting a game with no-one up front, not even trying to score a goal (which is kinda the whole point of football), is the ultimate admission of thinking your team isn't good enough to compete properly. The embarrassment of having a manager who starts a game against the Czech Republic, who weren't exactly Brazil, with such a mindset is probably why people were/are so outraged.