Is The New Rangers Song “Friday Night’s Alright for In-Fighting”?

A good day for me to have a few minutes for writing!

At about the time my last post went up, the official Rangers website issued another “Club Statement”. They have been coming think and fast over the last few weeks despite the earlier statement that the club could not reply to each and every incorrect story and rumour.

Tonight’s statement confirms what Chris McLaughlin of the BBC referred to earlier and it has also been confirmed by Mr Dingwall of Follow Follow that he received an email from lawyers for Rangers this evening (just imagine how much the hourly rate must have increased for working late on the Friday of the September weekend!)

What have Rangers said officially?

RANGERS FC have tonight informed Police Scotland of deeply offensive and threatening comments that have been made on the Follow Follow website. These remarks have placed a director and his family in a state of fear and alarm.

This Club is shocked by the kind of physical violence being mentioned and is sure the vast majority of Rangers’ support will share our alarm and disgust. This type of rhetoric can never be deemed acceptable.

Rangers FC cannot tolerate this behaviour and intend to take an extremely robust approach to this sort of conduct. The board finds it inexplicable that some so called supporters of the club are bringing Rangers into disrepute and these people are not welcome at Ibrox.

The board is also aware that certain individuals are holding meetings and inciting fans to unruly behaviour. This has also been reported to the police.

As I mentioned earlier the language on some websites and message boards is not something you would want your children to see. Some of the sentiments expressed are vile and repugnant. (By the way, I am not saying that this is exclusively a Rangers problem – of course it is not – although, for my own part, those websites are where I have been the target of such comments.)

A thread commenting on Craig Whyte giving evidence at Inverness Sheriff Court today, for example, seemed to contain enough vitriol and expressions of ill-will towards Mr Whyte for the entire resources of Police Scotland to be put to work on it!

The people who run Rangers are not stupid. They know what kind of comments are made on message boards and clearly they tolerate them, until now. (Equally, if the complaint was about some specific and credible threat, then of course action should be taken, but in 99.99999% of instances it is at worst an “Internet hard man” shouting off.)

Actually Rangers Football Club must tolerate the Follow Follow website. “Follow Follow” is a registered trademark of Rangers. If it wanted to close the website down, or at least stop it using that name, then it could easily do so.

The shock of Rangers discovering what kind of comment goes on on these message boards reminds me of this film clip below:-

The comment too about taking action against “this sort of conduct” irresistibly reminds me of this:-

And as for the final paragraph – fans have been holding meetings and “inciting fans to unruly behaviour”!

“Unruly” is an interesting word – one definition reads as follows:-

Disorderly and disruptive and not amenable to discipline or control.

So, not criminal, not unlawful, not threatening nor even offensive. Rather the concern is that there will be disruption and disorder. When the Scottish Government pushed its Offensive Behaviour at Football etc Act through Parliament, one wonders if any consideration was given to adding “unruly” behaviour to what was criminalised.

Otherwise Rangers should be happy that there are people who are sufficiently committed to their football club (a) still to care about it (b) with the desire to come to games even when they do not like the present Board and (c) to want to organise protests against the Board. People care about Rangers and the Board Statement seems to be promulgating the idea that the Board’s view is automatically the Rangers view.

It is clear that there are many who do not agree and now they seem to be at the receiving end.

What a mess!

Posted by Paul McConville

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125 responses to “Is The New Rangers Song “Friday Night’s Alright for In-Fighting”?

  1. Mcfc

    Who will rid me of this troublesome priest. And this one. And this one. And this one. And . . . . .

    • mcfc….”out damned spot, out”……….how would Shakespeare write this one?……….. a comedy, tragedy, a comic tragedy, or a “comedy of errors”?
      Surely some new dramatic category must be created to do justice to this monster………… Saturn begins to devour his own children……… 🙂

    • hector

      Anyone any idea of the identity of the director in fear and alarm? We can rule out 2 who don’t scare easily so who is left.

      • Fra

        They’re all huddled in the bloo room listening to uncle Jack telling them what to say. Jabba asks a question and Toxic Jack tells him to shut his mouth as he has ‘stuff’ on him and we wouldn’t want it getting out now. Where’s CM and his sleeked backed mane. Hiding in the lavvy shaking like a leaf muttering ‘I never knew it would be like this when I signed up.’

        A finer bunch you couldn’t meet.

      • Monti

        @Hector

        Craig Whyte.

  2. Fra

    I retire to my cot Mr McConville and awaken to, not one but three, new blogs. Before returning to these blogs I would assume the usual deflectors are at work. DeNiall and his accounts. Cam and his hidden agenda. Dcotw has his moments then there’s Willy. God bless. All those years carrying hate on his wee bigoted shoulders. Shed the hate brother. Monti’s pal David, who doesn’t support sevco (cough cough). Etc etc

    Like ferrets in a sack comes to mind.

    I had a wee goosey at McMurders sight last night. Well, well, what absolute nonsense. One guy who had married a Catholic and who’s two children went to a catholic school only found god when he entered the bigotdome.

    These chaps must have surrounded me on a daily basis (I wasn’t a psychy nurse at Leverndale) and I probably assumed they were normal, run-o-the-mill everyday guys. What goes on behind closed doors indeed.

    The world is sometimes a scary place but that’s why we love it.

    • david

      @Fra
      If you dont believe me, turn up at Gasworks Park and ask for me.
      Im not hard to find.
      Have you not read ANY of my many posts slagging Rangers?
      And BTW your post re Hyde Park- scummy, vile, disgusting, horrible- just what we expect from Monti.

      • Monti

        🙂 WOOF WOOF WOOF GGGGRRRRRRR 🙂

      • Fra

        @david. Have I read any of your posts slagging rangers?

        No!! All I hear from you is personal attacks especially to my good friend and comrade Monti. My other friend Kerry was on the end of your attacks. Not nice David. Where’s the banter David. You’re getting yourself a bad name on here.

        You should try it. You never know, you might even like it.

        • Gortnamona

          David
          Why was your first reaction to attack the Catholic Church in the Republic of Ireland in response to my condemnation of Unionist/Protestant discrimination and bigotry in N. Ireland?

          • david

            @Gortnamona.
            Simple. The fear of a theocracy helped lead the division in Ireland.
            These fears were proved correct.
            I am more than happy also to condemn the discrimination in Northern Ireland.

            • Gortnamona

              Gortnamona September 28, 2013 at 11:45 am

              David Why was your first reaction to attack the Catholic Church
              in the Republic of Ireland in response to my condemnation of Unionist/Protestant discrimination and bigotry in N. Ireland?

              Try answering the question you were asked.

              The knee jerk reaction of a sectarian bigot trying to defend the indefensible?

            • portpower

              @david
              Think for yourself son?

        • david

          Fra
          Go Fcuk yourself.
          If I have a bad name on here, that is fine, since it has been obtained correctly by condemning murder, bigotry , lies and stupidity; characteristics you exhibit in abundance.

          • daviecooperonthewing

            Hear – Hear, David. Don’t let the bigoted vile drag you down mate.
            They are repulsive scumbag’s, and cowards who hunt in packs.
            Keep up the good fight David. Good always overcomes evil.

            • david

              @dcotw
              The bunch of jackals on here , mutual backslappers, could not intimidate a 5 year old.
              Lives led on a blog. Saddoes. Cowards. Insane halfwits. Others who should know better say nothing.
              I am happy to condemn bigotry from both sides but it is pointless, nothing penetrates their brass necks.
              BTW your heros brother John played with me when he turned Junior, coming back from Sheffield. What a player, his young brother Davie was a frequent guest.
              He always hung out at the Avonbridge in Hamilton.

            • Gortnamona

              Coop – talking about evil

              How long will you permit that these one brain celled walking animals be the worldwide image of the country & of your long valiant history & culture?

            • portpower

              Our Ghods` a Celtic 111

              sevco

        • portpower

          All slagging is towards rangers. All players have to question themselves.
          Dry dock jumpers.

          sevco

    • whitershadeofcrail

      As I said before I don’t know how you guys keep up.
      One very fast moving blog and long may it continue….

      • daviecooperonthewing

        WSOC…
        If you can survive Eco’s drivel, and the witchy woman’s demented cackles at the flying monkeys, it’s relatively harmless on here.
        You do get the odd “gumsy dug” trying to slaver you senseless, but a few taps on their wet nose sends them scurrying to their basket.
        Welcome.

  3. Eastside

    Very interesting Tweets from Charlotte Fakes tonight as well, all the proof needed that Chuckles and his Band of Merry Men are well and truly in charge over at Ibrox. Intriguing developments in the Sevco melodrama.

  4. “The board is also aware that certain individuals are holding meetings and inciting fans to unruly behaviour. This has also been reported to the police.”

    *****************************************
    Are they talking about, McColl,Murray and Blin ?

  5. @Ahmad
    “They have advised the court that the claim will be defended robustly. ”

    @Follow follow
    Rangers FC cannot tolerate this behaviour and intend to take an extremely robust approach

  6. Fra

    Charlie Green: “So all I have to say is that I wasn’t a rangers fan at first but after experiencing the love, I caught rangersitis and they’ll all give me lots of money!!
    Craig Whyte: “It’s that easy.”
    Charlie Green: “You’re jesting!”
    Craig White: “Seriously. You’ll get a bit of flak but it’ll be worth it in the end and it’s a never ending cash cow.”
    Charlie Green: “Then we split it down the middle?”
    Craig Whyte: “Three ways Charlie. Remember, Minty wants his share.”
    Charlie Green: “Let me get this clear. I tell these people, I love rangers, hate al their enemies, spin a few yarns and they’ll give us millions of pounds?”
    Craig Whyte: “Easy as that. Go for it Chuckles. I’ll meet you at the chateau in France, drink some of Mintys grape juice and split the haul.”

    There ye go. That shouldn’t be too far from the truth.

  7. hector

    Sons of Struth are the group holding a meeting “inciting fans to unruly behaviour “.The behaviour in question is handing out leaflets at Ibrox today and having visited the SoS facebook they sound remarkably level headed stressing their followers to show respect towards the troops on armed forces day.If that constitutes unruly behaviour what do you call some of the filth and bile spewing from the B loo room as black propaganda.The sooner the spivs consume each other the better but whether there will be a fooball club left at the end of it remains to be seen.

  8. portpower

    Subliminal Messages

    sevco

  9. Show us the deeds.

    Bring out your deed.

    Rainjurz are deed.

  10. Sons of Struth…….What a ‘dignified’ man to name their group after.

    So dignified was the old bigot, that he drove his poor wife to suicide.

    • david

      @martybhoy
      Another halfwit joins the Monti / Mick / Fra school of vile posters.
      What a disgusting thing to say, can you back it up?
      WTF is wrong with you people?

    • Monti

      Well said Martybhoy!

      • daviecooperonthewing

        Well said Martybhoy, Mmmmfffwwwfft.
        Very good Monte ya boneheaded numpty.
        This twat Martybhoy has been outed ( in the past) as you have, as a bigot. and a coward on other sites. He runs to the Ed greetin, when somebody shouts back at him. Yet there are numpties like you on here backing a campaign to have S/P banned.
        Hypocritical cowards.

        • david

          @dcotw
          Some real trash inhabiting this site now.
          Never thought I would ever see a post praising the Hyde Park atrocity, and getting TUs.
          Scum, shitebags and cowards.
          Luckily 99.9999% of the general populace would agree, only the loonballs who have found solace with each other on this site think otherwise.

  11. Fisiani

    In the final months as the legal authorities start to demand names watch for desperate attempts to hide the actions and withdrawals of the spivs. We all know that Charles Green and his puppet master Craig Whyte are still holding the deeds and the keys. It will all end in tears.

  12. portpower

    We`ll cheat when we`re in the moon league.

    sevco

  13. Monti

    Morning!
    I do love waking up to more Sevco gold, pass me another bowl please, my trusted Labrador is also developing a taste for Jelly & ice cream, just a small bowl for him tho.
    Surely there can’t be long to go now in this farce?
    How much of their £10m is left in the bank today?
    Pity they didn’t sign Zaliukas & Pandza, that would have tipped the finances me thinks, go on Ally bring another 3 or 4 in in January.
    Oops silly me, Tesco will be being constructed their in January. 🙂
    down boy. 🙂 Woof!

  14. Fisiani

    When Craig Whyte was jeered out of town I could never have guessed that worse was to come. Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me.

    • Ian4300

      Fisiani.

      That needs an update.

      what can you say about Blue Sheep being Fleeced for a THIRD time … AND.. Defending the SPIVS who are doing it?

      ;-).

  15. wastrel

    Breaking News:- Sevco(2012) board shocked to discover nasty comments posted on website!
    Jesus H C :- Where the F` have this lot been hiding?

  16. eastside

    Why is Comical Ally talking about wage cuts when the all knowing Steerpike has been over the finances and assures shat Sevco has a viable business model already in place?
    Ps Comical Allys contradictory ramblings in today’s papers are some of the funniest yet, for anyone who wants a giggle have a read!

  17. eastside

    Why is Comical Ally talking about wage cuts when the all knowing Steerpike has been over the finances and assures that Sevco has a viable business model already in place?
    Ps Comical Allys contradictory ramblings in today’s papers are some of the funniest yet, for anyone who wants a giggle have a read!

  18. portpower

    1: Paul & Paul McConville
    2:McFc
    3:Eastside
    4:Coatbrigbhoy
    5:Fra
    6:Ian 4300
    7:Ecojon
    8:Mick
    9:Monti
    10:Raymilland
    11:Gort X2
    12- all subs are worthy.
    Badgerbhoy
    Jim larkin
    Martin
    All the Jimmy & John Bhoys
    Paisley
    Hector
    Lordmac
    Steve Brannan
    Fisiani
    Sorry if I missed anyone(sign your name please). We`ll all get a run.

    Final score: The Belt – 7 sevco – 1(OG- IL).

    Me. I`m the manager? I`ll wear my brown brouge thongs/flip flops.

    N.B.
    Maggie & Kerry are our Physiotherapists.
    Bucket and sponge game kids.

    sevco? Ive saved you a frontier journey fortune. Sign us?

    • portpower

      Edit: Brown Brogues shined to Green.

      sevco

    • Fisiani

      I’m the nightshift as I live in New Zealand

    • Monti

      Can we put David in goals for shooting practice?

    • Fra

      I’m number 5 so I’m towering centre half. The speed I go at now, that would be just about the right fit for the sevco eleven. I’ve always wanted to be managed by a leg end like Sally

      • Fra

        Eco’s a winger of the highest calibre, running rings round the opposition. Mick & Monti are a lethal combination. Beside me I’ve got my trusty solid defenders,Coatbrig and Ian keeping the opposition at bay. Big Paul & Paul stopping anything from hitting the onion bag with Mcfc and Eastside doing their best defending. The gorts x2 on any left wing are a handful for any sevconian, ably assisted by Ray and his colourful masterpieces.

        Now, the subs will be replacing me after about 3.7 minutes as the smokes have me done for, not to mention the beer gut. A rotation system, similar to Sally’s, would be the best tactic. ie 20 in 20 out or something like that. I don’t think he even knows.

        Step up to the plate sevconians as this is a formidable line-up for any opposition.

        David, Hyde Park is lovely and what a smashing job they made of it. I have spent many a pleasant afternoon in said vicinity. What’s wrong with you man.

      • portpower

        Fra: “The Inferno.”

    • Gortnamona

      PortPower

      Gratifying to make the squad, but my preferred position would be at the back. The Ron (Chopper) Harris role defending what is just honourable decent and sporting and of course kicking the shit out of those cowardly scumbag sissies like Carson & Cam.

    • daviecooperonthewing

      What shirt number did Scheidt wear on his back?
      Take your pick!

  19. portpower

    sally this week confirmed contract offers for free agents Boris Pandza and former Hearts skipper Marius Zaliukas were rejected by the players.
    Pass the buck sly man. Sit back after you`ve started it. He`s going to do a wally. Dry dock jump.

    sevco

  20. Monti

    @David

    Could you refrain from using my name in a derogatory manner please?

  21. Monti

    @Kerrygirl

    David has the horn this morning, could you grace us with your presence & talk Ann summers?

  22. Monti

    I hope armed forces day at Ibrox today, goes off with a bang!
    :/

  23. hector

    Threats to torch a house and or a car ,buses bursting into flames there is a theme developing here.What is it with sevcovians and matches?Still as long as they are ripping into each other the rest of us are safe.

  24. Raymilland

    Hi-ho the me-ri-o

    “I didn’t even look at the wages or length of deal – I just said ‘I’m signing that’ because it’s what I want to do.”

    Go ahead Ally, make a fool of yourself and maybe you’ll listen to your conscience.

    Huh? They like him. He’s a success. Gosh! Maybe I was wrong.

  25. Monti

    Monti & Mick central midfield, Mick you support the attack, I like to sit back, hold things together & keep it all TICKING! 🙂

    • Monti

      Mick don’t go BOMBING forward too much!

      • Fra

        I’m behind you comrades (sorry I meant BHOYS, don’t want Davido upset)

        Don’t want any scummy snidey bast**ds sneaking up when we don’t expect it. They do that all the time you know.

        What’s that above our heads. Looks like a missile it’s that fast

  26. Chris Graham is chased out of Ibroke

  27. MJJT

    Will the last one to leave switch the lights off!

  28. Ian Black returns today, McCoist tells the fans to STFU,
    Black taking about £7000 a week out of Sevco bets against them, as he gets over paid to play for them,
    yet McCoist is right behind him, telling the fans they must do the same.

    how many Celtic fans ever bet against Celtic,
    I for one have never done it, could never do it,

    Could any Rangers /Sevco fan that has ever bet against their team let us know who they are and why they done it,

  29. SEVEN STAGES OF GRIEF
    _______________________

    I didn’t believe Rangers fans would ever get past step 3, but there are signs that they are moving on.

    WARNING TO ALL RANGERS FANS

    Our club is in great danger.

    Three main concerns need addressed NOW.

    1. Money- If there is only £10mill left of the £50mill raised in the summer, where has the other £40mill gone?

    2. Fraud- RFC assistant secretary has filed a complaint to the serious fraud squad. Why?

    3. Transparency- Who are Blue Pitch Holdings and Margarita? Why the secret? Who are the owners?

    DEMAND ANSWERS NOW!

    DEMAND THE TRUTH!

    Get a leaflet at Ibrox today and support the protests on the 18th and 72nd minute.(sic)

    We need to get rid of this board now before it ends in disaster.

    SACK THE BOARD!

    SPIVS OUT NOW!
    _______________

    BETTER LATE THAN NEVER!
    _______________________________________________________

    THE SEVEN STAGES…

    1. SHOCK & DENIAL-
    You will probably react to learning of the loss with numbed disbelief. You may deny the reality of the loss at some level, in order to avoid the pain. Shock provides emotional protection from being overwhelmed all at once. This may last for weeks.

    2. PAIN & GUILT-
    As the shock wears off, it is replaced with the suffering of unbelievable pain. Although excruciating and almost unbearable, it is important that you experience the pain fully, and not hide it, avoid it or escape from it with alcohol or drugs.

    You may have guilty feelings or remorse over things you did or didn’t do. Life feels chaotic and scary during this phase.

    3. ANGER & BARGAINING-
    Frustration gives way to anger, and you may lash out and lay unwarranted blame for the situation on someone else. Please try to control this, as permanent damage may result. This is a time for the release of bottled up emotion.

    You may rail against fate, questioning “Why me?” You may also try to bargain in vain with the powers that be for a way out of your despair.

    4. “DEPRESSION”, REFLECTION, LONELINESS-
    Just when your friends may think you should be getting on with your life, a long period of sad reflection will likely overtake you. This is a normal stage of grief, so do not be “talked out of it” by well-meaning outsiders. Encouragement from others is not helpful to you during this stage of grieving.

    During this time, you finally realize the true magnitude of your loss, and it depresses you. You may isolate yourself on purpose, reflect on things you did, and focus on memories of the past. You may sense feelings of emptiness or despair.

    5. THE UPWARD TURN-
    As you start to adjust to life, your physical symptoms lessen, and your “depression” begins to lift slightly.

    6. RECONSTRUCTION & WORKING THROUGH-
    As you become more functional, your mind starts working again, and you will find yourself seeking realistic solutions to problems posed by life.

    7. ACCEPTANCE & HOPE-
    During this, the last of the seven stages in this grief model, you learn to accept and deal with the reality of your situation. Acceptance does not necessarily mean instant happiness, given the pain and turmoil you have experienced.

    • Gortnamona

      Carntyne

      ” 6. RECONSTRUCTION & WORKING THROUGH-As you become more functional, your mind starts working again,”

      There may be a major flaw in your rehabilitation program.

      It’s the presumption that an

      army of walking **** roaming aimlessly drunk around Europe

      Has a functional working mind in the first place?

      • Gortnamona

        I have been asterisked.

        Take your pick:

        Synonyms: carrion, contamination, corruption, crud, defilement, dregs, dung, excrement, feces, feculence, filthiness, foul matter, foulness, garbage, grime, impurity, manure, mire, muck, mud, nastiness, ordure , putrefaction, putrescence, putridity, refuse, rottenness, sediment, sewage, silt, sleaze, slime, slop, sludge, slush, smut, trash, uncleanness.

  30. Well so much for the Hard men that are on the board now days over in Sevconia,
    This new mob in the blue room are now starting to have them rounded up and arrested for failing to follow follow Blue Orders
    When Charlie Green built the Club from the ashes of the Dead Club, he got death threats day in day out,
    what was the Yorkshire man’s response, Did he hide ?
    did he run screaming for Officer Dibble to arrest the bad men that were calling him names and telling him he was “going to get IT”

    Did he hell as like, he strode up and down the streets of Govan forcing cups of pish awful tea down peoples throats and at the same time he forced them to hand over their money for cheap season books,

    no wimp was Charlie, he had the mob sussed from day one,
    Craig Whyte had put him wise,
    They are full of shyte and wind, yapping wee dugs,they are programmed to do as they are told, by any one wearing a blazer and shiny brown brogues
    Craig told Charlie,they’re nowt but hat doffing wee robots,
    Just shout BIGOT, they will all fall into line when they hear the command word, it’s just like training wee mongrels
    Craig told Charlie how to work them and Charlie worked them every day until Christmas,
    remember Christmas,when he took the mob for £500 for shares in a company that owns a company that owns a company that owns a new club they call the same club,
    You got to wonder where all the mugs money went,
    oh how easy Craig’s mate Charlie milked them.

    • Gortnamona

      Yea CB

      Same over here. Just shout F**k the Pope Republican threat and out they came in their thousands to vote for you.

      Very confused people since Big Ian sold them out and no Fleg over City Hall to kneel and face for the thrice daily cursing of all things Irish and Catholic.

  31. 2. Fraud- RFC assistant secretary has filed a complaint to the serious fraud squad. Why?

    What did i miss? Can someone fill the blanks?

  32. Deansy

    Rangers – the ‘club’ (Sect)) that brought Scotland the “Offensive Behaviour at Football Act’, are not happy as the abuse, threats etc are now being received rather than issued – must be asking themselves “Where did it all go wrong” !!. At long last, ‘Civilisation’ appears to be getting the upper-hand in it’s battle with the last remnant of the 17th Century, a remnant destined to be nothing more than a stain in an otherwise proud history !! The future looks promising !!!!!

  33. portpower

    One fat lady (8) against the part timers. My 2 Grannies would score a hat-trick and more. We`re taught,just remember.

    sevco

  34. portpower

    sevco. Bring your own pillow.

    sevco

  35. portpower

    http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/lionel-messi-says-celtic-park-2244719
    Danny McGrain tells Neil “You`re to give me a strip son.”
    We Love the Tour.
    €ELTI€

    sevco

  36. portpower

    Do you have faith in the currant board?

    sevco

  37. portpower

    Now they`re telling you “you`re sleepwalking.” That must be one hell of a dead sleep. What`s the point? To show what you`se are : cheats – 0.

    sevco

  38. portpower

    sevco have invested in tweesers.
    Splinters on the arse.

    sevco

  39. portpower

    Ive got the answer Khids. I`ll just get my Granny.

    sevco

  40. portpower

    Bearsden?

    sevco

  41. portpower

    Those where the days my friend

    sevco

  42. portpower

    We`re ” Of this Kind.”

    sevco

  43. Flump

    Have not read the “off3ending blog”, did it say:

    “Who are these people? I want to know who these people are,”

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