The Evening Times Headline On Goldson’s Latest Handball Is Absolutely Outrageous.

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I know that more and more the Newsquest titles are starting to slide downwards to the level of the tabloids, and perhaps even – the horror of it – to the status of us mere blogs, but that should be a fall that they are determined somehow to address.

Instead, I swear to God, they look more and more like an organisation that wants to embrace it.

We got another example of that last night, with a dire headline on the news feeds, this one coming from The Evening Times. Look at that caption under that picture, that was the headline as it appeared on the aggregators in the aftermath of the game.

“Connor Goldson suffers further Rangers handball controversy as Hearts denied penalty.”

Who in God’s name wrote that?

Goldson is the one suffering here? Really?

What’s suffering, I think, is the credibility of our game now that he’s been allowed to turn it into netball.

When you see the penalty decision given against St Johnstone last week and then consider that he has been let off with no fewer than three of these since the turn of the year it should make your jaw drop.

But of course it doesn’t because we all know the stats.

That’s game number fifty in domestic football without a penalty kick going against them, and this guy has been at the centre of at least three incidents, for handball alone, in the space of a month.

He’s not the one suffering, I assure you.

It’s the rest of us, the rest of us who have to watch this farce continue to unfold week after week, game after game, knowing that nobody is going to properly call it out and so it will not get any better.

That headline is part of the problem because the media itself is part of the problem and that’s being grossly overlooked in a lot of places. The mainstream press refuses, point blank, to have a real and serious discussion about this stuff although some folk, like Andrew Smith, are at least trying to spark one.

The rest of them couldn’t care less.

That’s why this guy knows he can keep getting away with this, and why his club will keep getting away with it.

Because nobody is holding those responsible to account.

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  • Tony B says:

    Have to disagree with you here. The SMSM meedjits do care about these incidents (which most of us consider to be travesties), because they are either huns or have ulterior motives like self preservation or just moral cowardice, and therefore have an agenda of nothing to see here/ Timmy paranoia.

    We know it and they all know it.

    • Kevan McKeown says:

      Their support know it as well mate, just exactly what they’re gettin away wi here, absolutely nae doubt about that, of course they dae and they’ll try tae deny, defend and twist it in any way they can. Same ‘win at all costs’ mindset its always been.

  • Andy says:

    Don’t forget his “assist” for the winning goal against Hibs. It’s like he is immune to the rules. He’ll be representing Harlem when he hangs up his boots.

    • Peter cassidy says:

      Scottish refs just world class. Scottish var system world class. Sfa world class corruption.

    • The Real McCoy says:

      Correct Andy.
      Not netball James— Basketball ?
      Big Meadowlark Goldson of the famous Ibrox Globetrotters ?

  • Kevan McKeown says:

    Its Scotland mate. They get away wi it because they can and it really is that simple. There’s no other media outlet here that’ll challenge their ‘views’. Basically a free ticket tae write any twisted, biased, pish they like. Sad thing is, their bogroll papers will still be read by a lot more widespread than these blogs. As we know, anywhere else they’d be challenged and exposed as the fuckin frauds that they are and tore tae shreds.

  • Paddybhoy67 says:

    Connor Goalkeeper

  • Stewart says:

    Over er they say they’ve gota goal keeping prob,put that clown in he handles more than they’re keepers do

  • SSMPM says:

    Nobody in a position of power, responsibility or influence is interested in challenging or holding them or the corruption in this country to account and that includes, I’m sorry to say again, this cowardly, desperate for the unionist’s votes, SNP government?
    Institutions’ representatives constantly make bent decisions on behalf of that club, get whacking great pay offs and pensions while we still wait for Nicola the coward to produce that Independent review she promised? It’s a comedy of corruption.

  • Duncan says:

    Where is the compassion in Football nowadays?


  • John S says:

    I think we all assumed that as things got out of hand something would give. It didn’t and it won’t. Along with Celtic’s football success and Rangers* financial demise the need for action, fair and foul, has increased. This corruption in the Scottish game will continue, with impunity, until the system of referee selection is overhauled or replaced.

  • Scud Missile says:

    I’m luvin it especially when I see Goldson walking away smiling each time he does it as do the sevco fans.
    Now hurry up and show up and sell out the next home game at Parkhead and don’t forget to buy up all of the away allocation for that next away game.
    Everyone laughing at the Celtic fans for putting up with the rigged games week in week out and parting with the hard earned cash in the process.
    As I said before nobody else to BLAME but the fans they feed the corruption by throwing their money into the fixed results every week home and away.
    While the people at our club and the new klub at ibrox skip all the way to the bank with cash.KERCHING£!

    • Martin says:

      Asming you’re right Scud (I know..)

      They’re doing a pure shite job of it. We’re running away with the league. If it was actually affecting us maybe we would look at your suggested actions, but until that point a more measured approach is warranted.

  • Mick says:

    As long as the sfa keep giving theese people from a certain part of our society badges and whistles it will never stop.

  • SSMPM says:

    Scud. We’re in a dilemma alright. What every rankers fan wants is the consequence of what you’re saying and asking us to do – down tools and let rankers win the league for the foreseeable future. There may be right to what you say but there’s no way I’m doing that.

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