Even for someone who spends so much time peering into Rangers’ fiscal dealings, like most bloggers I expect Paul McConville has periods where he finds it hard to find stuff to talk about.
So a wee bout of blog tennis such as he and I have been engaging in is a good way to fill space and keep our respective audiences plugged in to the conversation.
Only, Paul’s latest response looks like a mis-hit to me and has flopped unspectacularly into the net on his own side.
I appreciate it is hard to prove you don’t hate Rangers when all the evidence seems to indicate otherwise and you have even got off your backside to take part in a protest along with other people who don’t like Rangers very much (Paul doesn’t like them being referred to as haters).
Now I might take Rambling Paul’s denial that he is a Rangers-hater at face value because I tend to normally give people that courtesy.
But Paul – and I am replying to your reply here not through a link back to your blog (admiration for that wee attempt to get more hits btw) – you lost me with the biggest whopper I have heard told in many a year.
And here it is:-
“I have been to Cliftonhill for my own pleasure, but not for some time.”
Now we know you are a liar, Paul because nobody goes to Cliftonhill for pleasure.Unless, of course, you are a masochist?
This renders everything else you said, particularly your hackneyed old stuff about going to Celtic Park to please other people, extremely suspect.
At least you are consistent.
I also notice that many of your posters seem to think of you as a fellow Celtic fan. They don’t buy the Albion Rovers crap, either, it seems.
You also trotted out your standard reason for writing hundreds of blogs about The Rangers – you are interested in law and legal issues.
That’s like somebody saying they are interested in history as their reason for writing blogs about Manchester United.
Nobody reading your reply will be convinced, Paul. From either side. You had a chance to be open and honest and maybe get some respect for being so.
But you chose the answer many predicted you would, hiding behind your supposed Albion Rovers allegiance and your interest in the law. The sad thing is, many university-educated Celtic supporters, fully aware of this, will still support you in your quest for “truth” concerning the team they hate.
They will snigger at your brilliance in dodging the question in your usual witty way.
Only you didn’t.
Anyway, you may well be the reason that the Green Seat phenomenon is happening at Parkhead. All those Celtic fans are going missing because they are staying at home and reading books on law and tax.
Or maybe they are going to watch Albion Rovers…
I see that Celtic have lambasted FARE over sectarian chanting reported on FARE’s website as having taken place at the Barcelona v Celtic game last October.
Turns out that the chanting was from a previous fixture a few years ago.
It’s a bit of an embarrassment for FARE.
They obviously have a bit of a time lapse problem if it takes five years for stuff to get posted onto their website.
Celtic CEO Peter Lawwell should be more understanding, however.
He is more aware than anyone how long some things take. He is still looking for some lighter throwers from a few years ago and for the miscreants involved in the notorious poppy scandal.
Aye, the wheels of justice grind slowly, sure enough…
My mouth fell open in awe at Gareth Bale’s latest world-class performance for Spurs against Newcastle United yesterday.
Alan Pardew’s team looked like they were good for a point and maybe three before Bale stepped up a gear and blew them away.
The annoying thing about Bale – like so many great players – is he makes it all look so easy. As if surging past top defenders and whacking the ball in the pokey is just the simplest thing in the world.
This young man is head and shoulders above anybody else in the Premiership right now and a true joy to watch.
Given that the EPL is virtually over this early in the season, it helps to have someone like Bale to watch on the box.
DISCLAIMER: No disrespect is intended here to either Albion Rovers or genuine Rovers fans. It’s just banter.