Raging Bulls by Pensionerbhoy

(Original post was around June/July 2012) 

http://followfollowfail.blogspot.com/2012/06/is-situation-affecting-your-personal.html
It would appear from the above that perhaps all china shops in and around Glasgow might be under serious threat due to the potential for a large number of raging bulls to run amok.  I guess there are none so hateful as those who rankle and none so murderous as those who seek vengeance.  Fans of the now-extinct-Rangers F.C. have certainly shown hatred towards the rest of Scottish football over the years and have been known on not a few occasions to take it to the extremes of death threats and even murder.  In their psychotic narcissism, they have been intolerant, to the extent of violence, towards anything or anyone that does not adhere to their egotistical righteousness.  Like spoiled brats, who, unfortunately, have been pandered to for a hundred years or more, they react to challenge in the manner of demented, lusting bulls rampaging in search of fragile targets that might satiate their vengeful lusts.  Such vicious bullying (forgive the pun) has been witnessed far beyond their own borders resulting in condemnation from countries, cities and football clubs throughout the U.K., Europe and beyond.  The venomous language of their web sites and blogs has a terrifyingly threatening ring to it.  The so called uncontrolled dominant minority is so volatile, it is a justified and realistic deterrent to any potential acceptance of the genuine few, far less the whole.
 
It is a worrying thought that the violent behaviour of the now-extinct-Rangers F.C. fans would probably continue even if a new team, whatever it may be called, is devoid of its greatest rival and playing in a lower division.  It would appear to be so ingrained in their psyche that it is nigh impossible to imagine any significant change in spite of a relocation (written prior to Sevco and its vote into SFL3).  In fact, demotion could very possibly result in a retaliation that has not seen its like in Scottish football ever.  If their team ends up in the S.F.L., it would be expected that clubs in the lower divisions would bear the brunt of their wrath (till now this has not happened – at least not anything that has been reported).  Unlike clubs in the S.P.L., whose supporters may have sufficient numbers to put up some defence, S.F.L. clubs on the whole will have, at most, only a few thousand to confront the rampaging hordes.  For the majority these defences would most probably be so limited as to create a ‘Three Hundred Spartans’ scenario but without the pass.  This to me would be the death-knell of that particular S.F. league as supporters drift away club by club rather than try to confront the onslaught each would face at least every fortnight.
 
Moreover, I contend that the novelty of following a new club in the S.F.L. would only be a very short lived distraction for that large number of fans who would most likely revert to type.  I am certain there are those among them that would choose violent disruption at local S.P.L. matches as preferred entertainment to watching their adopted club playing, as they would see it, an insignificant game against what they would regard in footballing terms, as a “nobody” (again, this has not yet come to pass).  Once again their behaviour would make football hooliganism the pinnacle of Scotland’s football reputation.  Of course,  as is their wont, they would find someone else to blame, dragging all of us into the same cesspit, deserving or not.  Once more the iron fist of a knee-jerk government would pound the innocent while ignoring the guilty (the new laws on sectarian behaviour had just been passed).  Some might argue that the calamity could be averted if the new club were not allowed a place in any Scottish league and this looks more and more to be a possibility (I sure got that wrong).  However, I seriously doubt this would eliminate the potential mayhem that could ensue no matter what the outcome from the present now-extinct-Rangers F.C. Crisis (prior to the rejection of a CVA).  These type of supporters would only have more time and excuse to direct their venom at any football club in their sights.  It is not beyond the realms of possibility for this to mean non-league football too (just imagine the English Conference League as Charlie is spouting).  It seems a bleak picture but it is one painted to warn rather than to frighten.  Preparation is at least half the battle.
 
I am sure there are many who would question my depressing negativity.  I have no physical evidence to support my theories.  The proof for me lies in a gut instinct that tells me to be wary.  My deductions are founded on the total lack of remorse, the blatant absence of an admission of guilt and the determination to lay the blame on others.  Most threatening of all is the rallying calls to arms in tweets and blogs in pursuit of what these supporters see as warranted retribution (now fuelled even more by Green, McCoist and several ex-players).  Not a single person from the now-extinct-Rangers F.C. (pre CVA) has made the slightest attempt to seek reconciliation with other clubs or supporters, neither director, member of staff nor supporter.  On the contrary, still steeped in self-centred expectancy, they bleat cries of self pity.  They practically demand leniency, clemency or mercy depending on their mood, all the attributes that their ex-club failed to display when begged for by others in its time of power-broking, as witnessed by the now-extinct-Airdrieonians F.C.  When the crocodile tears trigger no response, they are most certainly not averse to using threats.  Furthermore, they have demonstrated they have lost none of their disdain for Scottish football, whether it be towards authorities, other clubs and most of all other supporters (even truer today).  Their superiority complex is the very antithesis of the reaction expected from those who have been humbled and defeated.  For me, this very complex is what will instigate the need for revenge.  Those who appear, in their eyes at least, to have contributed to their downfall, will be firmly in their sights, as alluded to in the verbal threats of their resurrected “hero”, Mr. S. Jardine.  It is not inconceivable that in the melee there could well be “civilian casualties”.  It would seem that almost all now-extinct-Rangers F.C. fans are, one suspects deliberately, blinded to the wrongdoing of their club nourished daily by a complacent if not compliant media.  Nor do they recognise their own part in it through wallowing in and accepting the benefits of its misdeeds, not dissimilar to handling stolen goods, one might say.  Increasingly they perceive themselves as the victims as others are portrayed more and more as the perpetrators for laying upon them the hand of justice.  Justice is a virtue for which they have displayed very little respect throughout their ex-club’s history resulting in a perception that for them, special treatment is merited.  It is this narrow-minded interpretation that has seen them unblushingly accept favours, lord it over all rivals, have their destructive way with numerous people and places offering them hospitality.  Above all, embedded in their minds is the belief that gaining undue advantage or reaping undeserved rewards is absolutely acceptable provided it is not exposed or, even worse, condemned.  Can anyone truly deny the potential of such a mindset to act ad extremis when trapped.  The entangled current affairs of both their ex-club and the new entity has undoubtedly ensnared these supporters into fear, fury and hatred.  Warped by a disingenuous Scottish media and a succession of shifty rescuers and their cohorts, they at least imagine if not believe, that all other fans are but crazed hunters.  As can only be expected from cornered prey, rather than reason a feasible and bloodless escape plan, they are apt to rush headlong into a fight.  I believe that when they finally retaliate, they will resemble more the raging bull than the cunning fox.
by Pensionerbhoy

Comments

  1. You are fairly getting into your stride now Pensioner bhoy. More power to your elbow! I totally concur with your views. I believe though that a “cure” is possible for all inherited illnesses (for lack of a better phrase). Although the cure also take generations, in much the same way as the struggle against racism, sexism, etc. For this “illness” is an ism. It can be tackled in much the same way as the smoking in the workplace/public place ban. Not a bundle of fun for existing smokers, of which I am a number, and spend as much time in the cold as in the warmth of the pub, but I digress! The point is, the occasions whereby I can inflict my disgusting habits on others, is curtailed, and hopefully, this will not infect the following generation with my need to sin. Fortunately, Sevco have a forward thinking manager aware of this, and has banned football from Ibrokes. HH

  2. You are fairly getting into your stride now Pensioner bhoy. More power to your elbow! I totally concur with your views. I believe though that a “cure” is possible for all inherited illnesses (for lack of a better phrase). Although the cure also take generations, in much the same way as the struggle against racism, sexism, etc. For this “illness” is an ism. It can be tackled in much the same way as the smoking in the workplace/public place ban. Not a bundle of fun for existing smokers, of which I am a number, and spend as much time in the cold as in the warmth of the pub, but I digress! The point is, the occasions whereby I can inflict my disgusting habits on others, is curtailed, and hopefully, this will not infect the following generation with my need to sin. Fortunately, Sevco have a forward thinking manager aware of this, and has banned football from Ibrokes. HH

  3. They still have a long way to go, and it is my belief and sincerest hope that the constant rabble rousing spouted from Green and the rest at Satan’s Grotto, as well as the short sighted sycophancy of the msm, will in the long run be counter productive. Where will the money come from when they have served their transfer ban. They already have used up the main Govan minded professionals, the ones who would put Sevco before their careers. If they ever rise to the heights of winning the top tier and go onto Euro competition, it is not just the team and higher wages, but they will have to restore a backroom staff and other facilities. I don’t think Chuckie, Fat Sally and Jabba are up to modernising a club without paying for the success that they think they are due. Two more dilutions of the share issue to come in my opinion. We’ll see how many players they can turn a profit on and how many players of quality are willing to sign up to what is going to be a long slog for a club with no history. It is a waiting game, they have dug a wee breathing space, but that is all that it is and it is only for the moment.
    May God bless Sean Fallon RIP.

  4. They still have a long way to go, and it is my belief and sincerest hope that the constant rabble rousing spouted from Green and the rest at Satan’s Grotto, as well as the short sighted sycophancy of the msm, will in the long run be counter productive. Where will the money come from when they have served their transfer ban. They already have used up the main Govan minded professionals, the ones who would put Sevco before their careers. If they ever rise to the heights of winning the top tier and go onto Euro competition, it is not just the team and higher wages, but they will have to restore a backroom staff and other facilities. I don’t think Chuckie, Fat Sally and Jabba are up to modernising a club without paying for the success that they think they are due. Two more dilutions of the share issue to come in my opinion. We’ll see how many players they can turn a profit on and how many players of quality are willing to sign up to what is going to be a long slog for a club with no history. It is a waiting game, they have dug a wee breathing space, but that is all that it is and it is only for the moment.
    May God bless Sean Fallon RIP.

  5. Great read and mate you can write for sure, you seem natural. I think what you wrote is what many are thinking. I blogged “What has changed” You echo some of it here, they are vile and hate filled. Same fans, for now anyway till it gets boring, show same hatred and threats
    The more things seem to change, the more the stay the same on this story, for now anyway. Thanks for a good late read in bed on my Android pad.
    Great read!
    Blogger

  6. Great read and mate you can write for sure, you seem natural. I think what you wrote is what many are thinking. I blogged “What has changed” You echo some of it here, they are vile and hate filled. Same fans, for now anyway till it gets boring, show same hatred and threats
    The more things seem to change, the more the stay the same on this story, for now anyway. Thanks for a good late read in bed on my Android pad.
    Great read!
    Blogger

  7. Hi everybody
    I was reluctant to comment on here yesterday as I thought the day should be left to the memory of the great Sean Fallon. I hope I was right. If not, I apologise now to those who might have expected some responsey to their comments. I did notice that Blogger left it till late which worried me at first as it was posted mainly for him. That in no way indicates I do not appreciate very much others on here. I often seem to somewhat temper his blogs and just wanted to assure him that when required I can be as nippy as the rest. It is in fact an old blog I posted to another site many months ago. A lot of my forecasts have not come to pass but neither have many of the potential events that were the basis of my argument. Perhaps one explains the other. Like the rest of you, I am not ready to rest my head easy on the pillow on this one. If the doors of the Big Hoose do close, then my as yet unsubstantiated predictions, may still come to pass. If so then I recommend once again that all hatches be buttoned down.
    Thanks to everyone for such positive and encouraging reactions.
    H H

    1. This story has legs still and will explode again, I am certain this will happen. When that day comes, many will have been right. We can all guess and speculate and it may not come to pass for a while. But give this story time. There is a lot still to come out. Craig Whyte still has recordings and is contesting something with Green. Things went off the radar, the crown office report was one. When will the SPL vote on them? Clubs in Europe have already spoken to UEFA about Rangers gaining Champions League money by cheating. So there is a lot to decide and many things to debate. Sevco when it suits them comes to mind. They want cake and the ability to eat it, and my blog showing them celebrate 140 years a few weeks ago proves someone is allowing them to keep their history.
      Like us all, keep digging, keep blogging, and when the story re-lights, then we can all get the pens out properly
      Blogger

  8. Hi everybody
    I was reluctant to comment on here yesterday as I thought the day should be left to the memory of the great Sean Fallon. I hope I was right. If not, I apologise now to those who might have expected some responsey to their comments. I did notice that Blogger left it till late which worried me at first as it was posted mainly for him. That in no way indicates I do not appreciate very much others on here. I often seem to somewhat temper his blogs and just wanted to assure him that when required I can be as nippy as the rest. It is in fact an old blog I posted to another site many months ago. A lot of my forecasts have not come to pass but neither have many of the potential events that were the basis of my argument. Perhaps one explains the other. Like the rest of you, I am not ready to rest my head easy on the pillow on this one. If the doors of the Big Hoose do close, then my as yet unsubstantiated predictions, may still come to pass. If so then I recommend once again that all hatches be buttoned down.
    Thanks to everyone for such positive and encouraging reactions.
    H H

    1. This story has legs still and will explode again, I am certain this will happen. When that day comes, many will have been right. We can all guess and speculate and it may not come to pass for a while. But give this story time. There is a lot still to come out. Craig Whyte still has recordings and is contesting something with Green. Things went off the radar, the crown office report was one. When will the SPL vote on them? Clubs in Europe have already spoken to UEFA about Rangers gaining Champions League money by cheating. So there is a lot to decide and many things to debate. Sevco when it suits them comes to mind. They want cake and the ability to eat it, and my blog showing them celebrate 140 years a few weeks ago proves someone is allowing them to keep their history.
      Like us all, keep digging, keep blogging, and when the story re-lights, then we can all get the pens out properly
      Blogger

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