The Hibs Chairman Is Talking Garbage About Ibrox’s “Advancement” Of Our Game.

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Ron Gordon of Hibs is the darling of the Ibrox fan forums. For now.

But that man’s comments the other day about how the club over there has done more to “advance Scottish football” than any other in the last couple of years might have the village idiots of Sevconia applauding like seals hoping to get thrown another fish, but the rest of us should be appalled by them.

It is not the hysterical over-blown reaction to their European run – although that is bad enough – that makes his words so utterly stupid but the contention that the club over there has helped Scottish football’s image or is even interested in doing so.

What planet has this guy been living on that he thinks the club which has jeopardised not only the existing commercial contracts that the game has but all its future ones as well is the club that has best helped promote Scottish football?

What has he missed about the George Square riots, the casual sectarianism and racism, the UEFA fines – they have more UEFA fines from the last campaign than they had wins on their run- the insanity of their director’s statements, the Loyalist in their boardroom or a business plan that has been predicated on debts and loans that leads him to believe that they are a net positive for the reputation of our national sport instead of a drag on it?

Did he fail to understand the implications of their media policy?

Or the utter disdain they showed for the organisers of the Australian event when their fans started stamping their feet in outage?

What did that do for the reputation of their club and the wider game in Scotland?

Did he not comprehend the recent SPFL television deal with Japanese companies which had, and I quote, “Celtic at the heart of it”?

In his rush to pander to Ibrox and the collective ego at that club – which does not need it in the month they forced the BBC to its knees – he has really only accomplished one thing; to make himself look like an ignorant stooge of their board, even as his own club’s supporters look at theirs in shock and growing anger at how utterly dysfunctional it is.

I mean they do have some things in common; Ibrox also has a thing about ineligible players, although if he had his eyes open he would see that his club was treated markedly differently on that score than previous Ibrox operations were.

His judgement stinks to high heaven, and you don’t have to look at the way Hibs go about appointing, and sacking, managers to see it … but if we needed further evidence, then he has provided here in spades.

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  • Seppington says:

    Clown club run by a clown, as is the case all over the country. A sorry state of affairs indeed.

  • Roonsa says:

    What a way to piss off your own fans. I can only think that there’s a position at Ibrox that he has his eye on. Toilet cleaner or something, it would be good career progression for him.

    • Roonsa says:

      Actually. Schoolboy error. I read the quote you are talking about:

      “”The fact that Rangers made it to the Europa League final is amazing. When you think about it, probably no club has contributed to advancing Scottish football on a European level or really in general than Rangers in the last three years. That’s progress.”

      If you are talking on a European level, the huns have gotten further than us:

      2019/2020 : We had the Cluj fiasco in the CL qualifiers then got to round of 32 in the Europa. They got to the round of 16 in the Europa and were knocked out by Leverkusen.

      2020/2021 : Ferencvaros. Say no more. Bottom of our group in a dismal Europa League campaign. They got to the last 16 of the Europa and were knocked out by Slavia Prague.

      2021/2022: Turfed out the CL qualifiers by Midtjylland. 3rd in the Europa Group Stages. Thrashed by Bodo/Glimt in the Europa Conference. We all know where they got last season.

      The quote was as a result of him discussing a project conducted by 5 teams: Aberdeen, Dundee, Dundee United, Hearts and Hibs to improve the “product” being delivered in the SPFL. Surely that’s a good thing?

      I would say that looking at what that shower of bastards have achieved (in a footballing sense) over the last 3 seasons (IN EUROPE) makes far more sense than looking at us.

      I am actually really annoyed I got sucked in by your cherry picking to suit your own agenda.

      Very poor indeed.

  • Stephen McAdam says:

    What an utter embarrassment the Edinburgh club is to the migrant people that formed it ! People by the way thst were persecuted by the likes of which praises! Hibs a complete sell out joke of a club

  • Stephen McAdam says:

    He praises!! Disgrace to those people that formed that club utter coward ! Maybe he doesnt know and that wouldnt be surprising as they sold out years and years ago! Decades and decades even!

  • Derek Duncan says:

    Completely forgot about Deadco 1872 total cheating filth !!!!

  • Johnny Green says:

    It’s only 5 years ago that Sevco’s first venture into Europe lasted a whole 6 days as the football team Progres Niederkorn from the little village of Niederkorn, population 7,000, turfed them unceremoniously out of Europe. Niedekorn doesn’t even have a main street FFS!

    • Damian says:

      And it was only a few months ago that they missed out on winning the Europa League by the narrowest feasible margin. Last season we were outplayed and kicked out of the Conference League by a team from a town the entire population of which could sit inside Celtic Park at the same time, with seats left to spare.

      Sometimes it’s best to just leave these things alone.

      • Johnny Green says:

        My point is that they dished up the most embarrassing result ever in the history of Scottish football not that long ago and did a lot of damage to our European profile as a result. They also did a lot of damage in Manchester when they were then in a position to boost the standing of Scottish football and in my opinion their latest escapades do not make up in any way for their previous disgraces.

        • Damian says:

          Yes, but the Hibs director’s comments were clearly focused around their campaign last year, where they reached the Europa final and were beaten by a single penalty in the shoot-out. On the way to the final they knocked out two highly rated German sides, one of which was the tournament favourite at the time, over two legs, as well as other sides you don’t simply beat just by turning up.

          Indeed, the wider context would be their season on season development from exactly that result five seasons ago you identify. The following season they were competitive to get out of the Europa group having been unseeded in the first round of the qualifiers – not a common scenario. In each of the following two seasons, they made it out of their group and beyond the first knockout stage.

          Gerrard and his coaching team developed a system designed to neutralise Celtic – a team with superior resources. Little by little it lent itself well to taking on other sides with superior resources.

          Countering arguments from your opponents with bitter deflections is meaningless.

  • john clarke says:

    He comes from Planet America.

  • Sophie Johnstone says:

    Did You get lost or take a wrong turn Damian

  • Bhoy4life says:

    Was Ron Gordon at Hibs when Celtic got to a Europa lge final?
    Did he comment then that Celtic had advanced Scottish football?
    Answers on a postcard please.

    • Damian says:

      He’s not been at Hibs for nineteen years, no. When Celtic did get to the UEFA Cup Final, would you not have said that that in itself advanced Scottish football? I definitely said words to that effect.

  • Stephen McAdam says:

    Really are even

  • SSMPM says:

    The tide appears to have turned and the memories of the corruption of the liquidated club’s behaviour forgotten. Gordon seems to have joined the ever increasing queue behind the new rankers, accepting of their fans behaviour, and of kissing Park’s ring.
    If Park falls and lands on his back there’s going to be an awful lot of broken noses.

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