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In Which I Thank Bill McMurdo For His Kind Words!

There are lots of sources of information for those outside the “Ibrox bubble” who want to gauge the feelings of the Rangers faithful. As well as various fan message boards, which pass wry comment on their football team and the rest of the world, with a spirit of tolerance and goodwill to all men which is only too rare these days.

There are also various fan groups who have differing agendas and view the situation at their club from a wide range of perspectives.

And there are the “Rangers bloggers”.

I won’t do a run down of them today (although I wonder what reaction I would get if I put up a poll here for readers to tell me who their favourite Rangers blogger is). Not today anyway… Continue reading


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A Bit of Trumpet Blowing and a Thank You

This post is entirely self indulgent …

Well, not entirely.

I want to use it to thank all who read the blog, who pass it on and who contribute to it.

I see this morning that February 2013 is the month that the blog has had most hits. Not February 2012, when Rangers went into administration – not June 2012 when Sevco Scotland bought the “assets and business” of Rangers, nor October nor November 2012, as Rangers geared up for its share issue. Continue reading


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Guess Who’s Scheduled To Be On BBC Sportsound Tomorrow?

BBC Radio Scotland’s Sportsound is a venerable institution. All of the major Scottish sports stories have been revealed or at least discussed there.

Its list of presenters and guests is a veritable who’s who of Scottish sports broadcasting.

It has never been afraid to face the big issues, or at least come to them from an oblique angle.

Tomorrow the programme, to be presented by Stuart Cosgrove, will no doubt address the effects on Scottish football, one year on from Rangers entering administration.

Part of the show is planned to be about the impact on the story of social media such as blogs and Twitter.

And here is where the great reputation of Sportsound might be dented and the quality of guest lowered.


I have been invited on Sportsound tomorrow evening!

Maybe all the good guests are going to be out enjoying Valentine’s Evening with their partners. My wonderful wife is happy however for me to head off to Pacific Quay for which licence I’m truly grateful.

So, anyone keen to hear me should tune in tomorrow.

After 6 – 810 medium wave – BBC Radio Scotland – don’t miss it!

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NB My agent is already taking bookings for personal appearances. It’s amazing how many fetes need someone famous to stand still and keep smiling whilst being pelted with wet sponges!


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Random Thoughts – My Annual Blog Report for 2012

WordPress is kind enough to generate an “annual report”.

It is quite scary to see some of the stats it shows up. Fortunately it does not disclose how many words I have written this year, or else I would have a marker for how much time I could have spent doing other, more productive, things!


First of all, the report tells me about visitors:- Continue reading


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I’ll be Live at the Scottish Press Club! The Griffin in Glasgow – 7.30pm – 3rd May

I hope readers won’t mind me indulging in some shameless self-promotion.

I am chuffed to have been asked along to speak at the next meeting of the Scottish Press Club, which takes place tomorrow (Thursday 3rd May) at 7.30 pm in the Griffin in Bath Street, Glasgow. (Across the road from the King’s Theatre). Full details are here.

It is not just for journalists and PR people – anyone is welcome to attend. After all, they let me in!

Admission is also free, but it keeps the owner of the Griffin happy if you buy a drink or two.

I will be speaking about blogging, citizen journalism, the decline and fall of Western Civilisation, and possibly Rangers Football Club PLC (in administration). However I don’t guarantee to cover all of those topics in my allotted time slot!

It’s my job to lead off, so don’t be late. (That is an admonition to myself, rather than to any readers!)

Dr Carol Craig, of the Centre for Confidence and Wellbeing http://www.centreforconfidence.co.uk/ is the main speaker.

She is the Centre’s Chief Executive. She is author of The Scots’ Crisis of Confidence, Creating Confidence: A Handbook for Professionals Working with Young People and The Tears that Made the Clyde: Well-being in Glasgow. She blogs on confidence, well-being, inequality, every day life and some of the great challenges of our time.

I am very much looking forward to hearing Dr Craig speak.

For more information on the Scottish Press Club, it can be found on Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/ScotsPressClub and on Facebook http://tinyurl.com/3pn9uln.

 It should be a good evening, as I am sure that at least Dr Craig will be entertaining and enlightening (unlike the other speaker.)


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