Ibrox Tries To Misdirect Its Fans With Fanciful Plan To Take The Fight To Celtic.

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Ibrox is really good at misdirection. Or they have traditionally be good at it. But their strategy is so obvious now that most people can spot it a mile away, even when it is being pushed by the media. In their match program at the weekend James Bisgrove was banging the drum about stadium expansion again and said he’d have information on it “soon.”

So however many of them who were at the game knew this already, because there it was, and it’s not a promise just a vague musing which might be forgotten in a week. So how did that small titbit of information end up spread across much of the mainstream press today? Easy. A strategic leak to them, pointing out the segment and encouraging them to write about it.

And like fools, our media performed their function as per.

The thing is, the fans over there saw right through that, an effort at releasing the squirrels after an unsatisfactory performance as the weekend, resulting in a lot of grumbling in the stands.

The board reckoned that a story saying they were going to challenge Celtic’s larger stadium – a point of envy and anger since we completed our ground – would go down a storm, but their fans are now inured to this kind of thing and many of them half expected it.

This is just another of those things with them, just another area where the best they can do is play catch up.

They know we could, if we were so inclined, schedule some development work of our own if that’s what we thought we had to do, and move ahead of them again. They have looked at various proposals for upping the capacity at Ibrox and few have any future.

Their fans have suggested that spending the money on better players or a better management team would be a smarter strategy, and between that and the costs – which are huge – this idea will come to fruition only when Hell freezes over and even their fans know it.

So it was a nice try and all that, but their supporters are not in the least bit impressed by this and have made that clear on the forums. They see it for what it is; a little “jam tomorrow” promise at a tough time and they simply are not buying it.

I have finished a major piece on their fans and the relationship with their board which I’ll put up sometime tomorrow but that is a relationship like the one with the manager that might very soon be beyond repair, and the longer it takes for them to sack The Mooch the more apparent that will be.

Celtic Park earns us millions every year above and beyond what they can.

That structural advantage is one of the reasons we’re on top. If they were serious about closing that gap they’d forgo transfer spending and just do it, in the long term interests of the club.

Their fans will never accept it, and that’s why, when it comes down to it, that day won’t ever come.

That club is a mess. This is one of the many reasons why.

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  • Stevie says:

    That club is a mess. This is one of the many reasons why they should thank their lucky stars that they give away so few penalties.

    That club is a mess. This is one of the many reasons why the banter years are actually in their infancy.

    That club is a mess. This is one of the many reasons why Cantwell plays for them

  • Bennybhoy57 says:

    Bisgrove’s a snake oil salesman, corners filled in and the old lowering the pitch nonsense again.
    Scam the fans big shares issue coming soon.

  • JimBhoy says:

    Going by the many free seats at Ibrox yesterday and the booing at the end they could be doing with reducing the capacity.

    They could just increase the price and the gullibillies would pay for their couple of hours of racism. Jeez they were caught fixing merchandise costs couple of years back, what was said about that, nowt !!

    The Karma Klub and klan get what they deserve each other.

    They had a chance to be a better version of themselves a few years back but opted for the continuation myth making friends along the way.

    Those who have invested in them without the emotional attachment have done well financially and happy to buy into supplying what the Klan need, that’s what will never set them free to truly grow, it will be 1690 forever for them, hand to mouth existence chasing the Celtic and maybe one or two other clubs this season.


  • Wee Gerry says:

    Why does all this remind me of casinos and floating pitches?

  • Pan says:

    Fergus is the man who put Celtic at the top, not anyone on the present Board and certainly not Dermot Desmond. None of these people are in the same league as Mr McCann. They could not and cannot lace his shoes. He has authority and was a man of his word. He was not scared of anyone.
    Oh that he was still at the helm of our club. The SFA, SPFL, Media etc would be scared out of their wits and all of the dishonesty in Scottish football would be illuminated and consequently purged. We were luck to have him, even for a short 5 years.
    Hail, hail the bunnet.

    • Andyboy67 says:

      Spot on this board is weak, they do nothing to fight our corner.Most of them have been in place for far to long, and Lawwell and Desmond have to much control and are only interested in profit’s. Our results in Europe year after year are disgracefull and are down to them, also we are now selling player’s who have not been here for very long for poor fees, just to bring money in when we have million’s in the bank.

  • Dora says:

    The new wangers-little angry lady mentality…always in our shadow!
    What a pathetic klub the rangers are..

  • Martin.H says:

    They should get Fergus in as a consultant.

  • Scud Missile says:

    Helicopter pads a hotel and a revolving pitch,if only Carlsberg did dreams.

  • Joseph Mcaleer says:

    A pig just flew past the Big Hoose ,Honest I seen it.

  • Magua says:

    Most journalists within the SMSM, have the brains of the organ grinder’s minkey in the Inspector Clouseau film. They will print any old nonsense that eminates from Ibrox. Oh for the days when Scotland produced world class sports journalists. Those days are long gone, I’m afraid.

    Hail Hail.

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