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Cheers ET, good insight as usual Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ErsatzThistle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Dec 2020 at 11:27pm
It's also worth saying about Jim McLean, for all his legendary angry antics, he was at heart a deeply principled man.

McLean was offered the chance to manage Rangers (whom he had supported as boy) in the early eighties. He also really wanted the job.

Everything went well in the discussions between Rangers and Mclean until the latter made it crystal clear that in the event he became Rangers manager one thing had to change. McLean demanded that the "nae cafflicks" tradition (then rigidly enforced at Ibrox) must be abolished.

Rangers immediately abandoned the talks with McLean. He lost his chance of getting his dream job but he came out of the whole thing pretty well.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sid waddell Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Dec 2020 at 11:33pm
Originally posted by ErsatzThistle ErsatzThistle wrote:

If Roma hadn't bribed the referee in the semi final, then the 1984 European Cup Final could have been a Dundee Utd vs. Liverpool. And McLean's team would have put up one hell of a fight, no doubt about that.

You also didn't want to ask Wee Jim any "stupid questions" or this happened ....



I don't buy that the ref was bribed in that match, Roma probably tried to alright but the ref didn't give any big decisions against Dundee United

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gspain Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Dec 2020 at 10:14am
The son of the Roma president admitted an attempt to bribe the French referee.  There is no evidence that he accepted it.  Michel Vautrot was a highly respected referee at the time.


Bribing referees was not unusual at the time.  Anderlecht were punished by UEFA for bribing a referee in 1984.  Eoin Hand and Mickey Walsh were convinced Raul Nazare was bribed for our game in Brussels in 1981.  Suffice to say even if Tony was handed the whistle for Saturday's Old Firm game Brussels 81 would remain the most badly refereed game in history.  

I haven't watched the Roma game in years so couldn't pass judgement on it.  Great comebacks were more common in those days in any case.  Home advantage did count for a bit more with huge noisy passionate crowds making a difference.  I recall Roma being victims of an an amazing comeback a few years before when Carl Zeiss Jena overturned a 3-0 first leg defeat with a 4-0 win in Jena.    


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Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson has resigned.
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Originally posted by tonyjaa tonyjaa wrote:

That disgrace of an artificial pitch at Livingston.......has failed a pitch inspection


Failed again, tonights game v Aberdeen postponed
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