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Ranger Danger

A friend of mine who is a Rangers fan made the comment yesterday that Rangers bidders are like hydra heads. Every time one dies it seems that more appear.

As if supporters of the club need more to worry about, a look between the lines of this Daily Record report by Chris Roberts and Mark Guidi won’t to anything to engender encouragement.

HMRC check the Rangers books

“CHARLES GREEN last night promised Rangers fans he wasn’t another Craig Whyte after revealing he has been named the club’s preferred bidder.”

“I don’t want anybody to say I am purer than the driven snow because I am not – but I don’t want people to write lies about me.

“I can assure you there is nothing sinister about my motives. The administrators are going to introduce me as the preferred bidder and we’ll do a joint press conference when things will become clearer.”

Green and Whyte

But I don’t think any of the quotes will be as worrying as the revelation that “(Green) once had business dealings with a finance firm connected with Whyte”.

A glance at a Sheffield United fans’ forum perhaps gives a flavour of how that club was run by Mr Green.

I get the feeling that this is going to work out really well………….

Elsewhere, Tom English has an excellent piece in the Scotsman as a reality check to those who think that the whole caboodle is down to the bad man Craig Whyte and that the SFA are out to get the club.

The chances of Rangers continuing, in whatever form, as an SPL club look to be getting slimmer by the minute.

But there is always the chance of every stop being pulled and every back being scratched to avoid that scenario.

If that happens, Scottish football, and I think any surviving/ phoenix club at Ibrox will rue the day.

Meanwhile in the USA

My daughter sends me this and doesn’t reckon the ice cream sounds too appetising:

On at least two levels!

Catfish Jowl? Yum!

LIfe can be hard but it has its little pleasures and compensations. For instance in North Korea there may be a hard line communist totalitarian regime but if you are fed up with eating grass to stay alive there’s always catfish jowl in aspic.

Click on the image for a clearer view:

In the Final

Well done to my team Dumbarton FC for holding out against an Arbroath onslaught yesterday to qualify for the first division play off final. Sons will play Airdrie United at home on Wednesday night with a second leg next Sunday at New Broomfield.

I’m fairly surprised that the club hasn’t taken a decision to make the game all ticket. Dumbarton stadium holds 2,000. For a decisive match in the third division in 2002 v Queens Park over 1800 turned up and in an important third division game v Elgin in 2009  nearly 1400 came along with all but around 40 or so being home fans.

This is no third division fixture, it’s a first division play off and whilst it is midweek with fairly typical cold wet May weather forecast, Airdrie is on the train line to Dumbarton.

Having said that decisions have been taken before to make games all ticket which have had a downward effect on the attendance.

I suppose whatever decision is made it will not please everyone.

Sons have beaten Airdrie twice this season as well as drawing once with one defeat on the four fixtures. It all points to a close final.

I’d love to see a near full house on Wednesday and a Sons victory.