Sky Sports - Rangers agree fee for Colak

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GazzaG

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According to the Record today, PAOK legend Michalis Iordanidis
thinks that Colak can't handle the heat of Greek football, comparison to Sweden, ffs, What does that mean for us. Scottish football is traditionally a hard place to transition too.
The Record?

Better not sign him then.
 

LizzyDrippin

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Got to question the wisdom of using a known Rangers Hater in Johnny Bhoy McFarlane as a mouthpiece.

Who can forget him sobbing about The Billy Boys after beating the spoonburners 4-2.

Rangers Record FC: The Billy Boys is unacceptable and singing it only serves to feed the salivating trolls
BLOGGER Jonny McFarlane was left hugely disappointed after sectarian singing detracted from his team's performance against Hibs on Monday.

GIVEN the white hot atmosphere stoked up in the press during the build up to the game on Monday, I wasn’t surprised to hear the re-emergence of an old, and pretty objectionable ditty.

For a few in our support, the song represents an act of defiance that they can’t allow to fully slip from their repertoire.

Having been to every home game so far this season, I can say that this was the first time it has been aired at Ibrox. This represents a huge move forward over a decade and is emblematic of the hard graft the club have put in to educate the supporters about what is acceptable to be sung at our football ground. Many with an agenda wish to represent Monday as the norm, it is not.

For the avoidance of doubt The Billy Boys is not acceptable.

We must tackle this truth head on. Let’s not hide behind ‘politics’ or any other excuse: glorifying Billy Fullerton and wading in ‘19th Century Terrorist blood’ needs to be consigned to history. It has nothing to do with football and under recent legislation is illegal.

I will leave the moral argument to the academics and politicians qualified to discuss a complex issue with the nuance and balance it deserves. The last thing anyone needs is Jonny the Ger or Moobsy the Celtic fan pontificating from a position of relative (and in some cases total) ignorance.

Every Rangers man reading this should ask themselves a pertinent question: Who stands to gain from the singing of The Billy Boys at Ibrox on Monday?

Certainly not the club, who have to deal with coverage that is seriously out of sync with their own commitment to tackling the issue. It’s difficult enough to attract young kids away from the Chelsea’s and Manchester United’s of this world without making parents reluctant to allow them to support Rangers on account of a false perception of rampant sectarianism.

The fans gain a momentary sense of defiance and the team is roused by the atmosphere of an old tune but the real winners are the social media vampires who feed off of hatred of the club and its culture.

All we are doing is arming them, allowing them to move away from their wild claims about General Ashley and his tanks to refocus on an issue where they have the moral and intellectual high ground. Are these guys genuinely offended at the Billy Boys? The same guys that justify terrorist chanting as political? Of course not, but just because a few extremists have an agenda doesn’t make it right.

The difference at Rangers is we have the ability to face up to our problems. This club has had the strength of character and adaptability to change over the decades without ever losing the aspects that make the club special.

Those aspects are team-work, determination, courage in the face of adversity, passion and dignity. These are the facets of the club and its culture we should be promoting – these are aspects the haters will never defeat.

As fans we need to accept that the only winners from singing these tunes are the haters. We are feeding them and on Monday, instead of talking about our dynamic young team and our most exciting manager in at least a decade, we laid an 8 course tasting menu in front of a pack of salivating trolls.
 

bornabluenose

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Got to question the wisdom of using a known Rangers Hater in Johnny Bhoy McFarlane as a mouthpiece.

Who can forget him sobbing about The Billy Boys after beating the spoonburners 4-2.

Rangers Record FC: The Billy Boys is unacceptable and singing it only serves to feed the salivating trolls
BLOGGER Jonny McFarlane was left hugely disappointed after sectarian singing detracted from his team's performance against Hibs on Monday.

GIVEN the white hot atmosphere stoked up in the press during the build up to the game on Monday, I wasn’t surprised to hear the re-emergence of an old, and pretty objectionable ditty.

For a few in our support, the song represents an act of defiance that they can’t allow to fully slip from their repertoire.

Having been to every home game so far this season, I can say that this was the first time it has been aired at Ibrox. This represents a huge move forward over a decade and is emblematic of the hard graft the club have put in to educate the supporters about what is acceptable to be sung at our football ground. Many with an agenda wish to represent Monday as the norm, it is not.

For the avoidance of doubt The Billy Boys is not acceptable.

We must tackle this truth head on. Let’s not hide behind ‘politics’ or any other excuse: glorifying Billy Fullerton and wading in ‘19th Century Terrorist blood’ needs to be consigned to history. It has nothing to do with football and under recent legislation is illegal.

I will leave the moral argument to the academics and politicians qualified to discuss a complex issue with the nuance and balance it deserves. The last thing anyone needs is Jonny the Ger or Moobsy the Celtic fan pontificating from a position of relative (and in some cases total) ignorance.

Every Rangers man reading this should ask themselves a pertinent question: Who stands to gain from the singing of The Billy Boys at Ibrox on Monday?

Certainly not the club, who have to deal with coverage that is seriously out of sync with their own commitment to tackling the issue. It’s difficult enough to attract young kids away from the Chelsea’s and Manchester United’s of this world without making parents reluctant to allow them to support Rangers on account of a false perception of rampant sectarianism.

The fans gain a momentary sense of defiance and the team is roused by the atmosphere of an old tune but the real winners are the social media vampires who feed off of hatred of the club and its culture.

All we are doing is arming them, allowing them to move away from their wild claims about General Ashley and his tanks to refocus on an issue where they have the moral and intellectual high ground. Are these guys genuinely offended at the Billy Boys? The same guys that justify terrorist chanting as political? Of course not, but just because a few extremists have an agenda doesn’t make it right.

The difference at Rangers is we have the ability to face up to our problems. This club has had the strength of character and adaptability to change over the decades without ever losing the aspects that make the club special.

Those aspects are team-work, determination, courage in the face of adversity, passion and dignity. These are the facets of the club and its culture we should be promoting – these are aspects the haters will never defeat.

As fans we need to accept that the only winners from singing these tunes are the haters. We are feeding them and on Monday, instead of talking about our dynamic young team and our most exciting manager in at least a decade, we laid an 8 course tasting menu in front of a pack of salivating trolls.
Lambasted him at the time, Rangers fan my arse.
 

lovenkrands72

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Always had Hibs stuff on his old profile on the internet there were a few at the time who called themselves Rangers supporting journalists they all seemed to work for the daily record
Aye I'm sure there were a lot of pictures of him at Hibs games on his twitter? Presumably couldn't find an actual fan willing to lower themselves to work for them, so just got someone to pretend
 

Craigton

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Our we signing this man on a good game he had against?
Yes mate!

That is exactly what we are doing.
We didn't bother to look at his performances over time, or check his stats, or even see if he appears to have the correct mentality to play for us.
We didn't look at his injury record, or his fitness, or what type of player he is.
We didn't assess his potential or his coachability, or anything else about him that is relevant to the position we are signing him for.

We are signing him based on the fact that he scored 2 against us in a single game.

:rolleyes:
 

Tagsbear

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Yes mate!

That is exactly what we are doing.
We didn't bother to look at his performances over time, or check his stats, or even see if he appears to have the correct mentality to play for us.
We didn't look at his injury record, or his fitness, or what type of player he is.
We didn't assess his potential or his coachability, or anything else about him that is relevant to the position we are signing him for.

We are signing him based on the fact that he scored 2 against us in a single game.

:rolleyes:

I genuinely think reading some of the utter dung on here these days kills more brain cells than the bevvy!
 

Craigton

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I genuinely think reading some of the utter dung on here these days kills more brain cells than the bevvy!
I am becoming more and more convinced that there are a serious number of undercover Tims on here who make controversial posts just to agitate us and get us arguing among ourselves.
Some posters seem to only post negatively about everything, with no positivity in their post history at all.
 

Grimsdale

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Yes mate!

That is exactly what we are doing.
We didn't bother to look at his performances over time, or check his stats, or even see if he appears to have the correct mentality to play for us.
We didn't look at his injury record, or his fitness, or what type of player he is.
We didn't assess his potential or his coachability, or anything else about him that is relevant to the position we are signing him for.

We are signing him based on the fact that he scored 2 against us in a single game.

:rolleyes:
Think we signed Jim Baxter, Colin Stein and John Brown similarly. They all played well against us. There's probably more.
 

Craigton

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Think we signed Jim Baxter, Colin Stein and John Brown similarly. They all played well against us. There's probably more.
So are you saying that we did not know anything about them apart from the fact that they played well against us in a single game?
 

Cucumbear

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I just googled the guy and someone has edited his Wikipedia page. Apparently, on the 6th July 2022, he signed a 3 year deal with Ayr United :)) :)) :))
 

TN8

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According to the Record today, PAOK legend Michalis Iordanidis
thinks that Colak can't handle the heat of Greek football, comparison to Sweden, ffs, What does that mean for us. Scottish football is traditionally a hard place to transition too.
Michalis Iordanidis you say?!

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Oh well then, let's call the whole thing off.

F*ck me.
 

jimbear

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Think we signed Jim Baxter, Colin Stein and John Brown similarly. They all played well against us. There's probably more.

Back in the 50's and early 60's we seemed to sign a few players on the strength of a good game against us. The memory of Bomber's last game against us before we signed him always leaves a smile on my face. A cold early January night at Dens Park with a howling gale blowing. Super scored our winner but not long after it Bomber blasted a shot well over our bar. He was barracked by the Bears in the enclosure and gave us the full underarm 'V' sign. Two weeks later he was a Rangers player.
 

SecondBestIsNothing

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According to the Record today, PAOK legend Michalis Iordanidis
thinks that Colak can't handle the heat of Greek football, comparison to Sweden, ffs, What does that mean for us. Scottish football is traditionally a hard place to transition too.
More of a Michalis Pavlis man myself
 

Grimsdale

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So are you saying that we did not know anything about them apart from the fact that they played well against us in a single game?
So you're saying that the management don't know anything about Colak apart from his games against us.
 

Grimsdale

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Back in the 50's and early 60's we seemed to sign a few players on the strength of a good game against us. The memory of Bomber's last game against us before we signed him always leaves a smile on my face. A cold early January night at Dens Park with a howling gale blowing. Super scored our winner but not long after it Bomber blasted a shot well over our bar. He was barracked by the Bears in the enclosure and gave us the full underarm 'V' sign. Two weeks later he was a Rangers player.
I was there.
 

Bluechip

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Got to question the wisdom of using a known Rangers Hater in Johnny Bhoy McFarlane as a mouthpiece.

Who can forget him sobbing about The Billy Boys after beating the spoonburners 4-2.

Rangers Record FC: The Billy Boys is unacceptable and singing it only serves to feed the salivating trolls
BLOGGER Jonny McFarlane was left hugely disappointed after sectarian singing detracted from his team's performance against Hibs on Monday.

GIVEN the white hot atmosphere stoked up in the press during the build up to the game on Monday, I wasn’t surprised to hear the re-emergence of an old, and pretty objectionable ditty.

For a few in our support, the song represents an act of defiance that they can’t allow to fully slip from their repertoire.

Having been to every home game so far this season, I can say that this was the first time it has been aired at Ibrox. This represents a huge move forward over a decade and is emblematic of the hard graft the club have put in to educate the supporters about what is acceptable to be sung at our football ground. Many with an agenda wish to represent Monday as the norm, it is not.

For the avoidance of doubt The Billy Boys is not acceptable.

We must tackle this truth head on. Let’s not hide behind ‘politics’ or any other excuse: glorifying Billy Fullerton and wading in ‘19th Century Terrorist blood’ needs to be consigned to history. It has nothing to do with football and under recent legislation is illegal.

I will leave the moral argument to the academics and politicians qualified to discuss a complex issue with the nuance and balance it deserves. The last thing anyone needs is Jonny the Ger or Moobsy the Celtic fan pontificating from a position of relative (and in some cases total) ignorance.

Every Rangers man reading this should ask themselves a pertinent question: Who stands to gain from the singing of The Billy Boys at Ibrox on Monday?

Certainly not the club, who have to deal with coverage that is seriously out of sync with their own commitment to tackling the issue. It’s difficult enough to attract young kids away from the Chelsea’s and Manchester United’s of this world without making parents reluctant to allow them to support Rangers on account of a false perception of rampant sectarianism.

The fans gain a momentary sense of defiance and the team is roused by the atmosphere of an old tune but the real winners are the social media vampires who feed off of hatred of the club and its culture.

All we are doing is arming them, allowing them to move away from their wild claims about General Ashley and his tanks to refocus on an issue where they have the moral and intellectual high ground. Are these guys genuinely offended at the Billy Boys? The same guys that justify terrorist chanting as political? Of course not, but just because a few extremists have an agenda doesn’t make it right.

The difference at Rangers is we have the ability to face up to our problems. This club has had the strength of character and adaptability to change over the decades without ever losing the aspects that make the club special.

Those aspects are team-work, determination, courage in the face of adversity, passion and dignity. These are the facets of the club and its culture we should be promoting – these are aspects the haters will never defeat.

As fans we need to accept that the only winners from singing these tunes are the haters. We are feeding them and on Monday, instead of talking about our dynamic young team and our most exciting manager in at least a decade, we laid an 8 course tasting menu in front of a pack of salivating trolls.
Johnny Bag McFarlane.
 
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