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Tue Jul 8 9:21 am  #11


Re: GOVAN NEWS TODAY . . .

Ferry due to make return to the Clyde
Monday 7 July 2014
THE Govan Ferry is set to return to the Clyde this summer, thanks to a fundraising drive from the community.

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Sun Jul 13 4:24 pm  #12


Re: GOVAN NEWS TODAY . . .

Govan to go if Scotstoun wins frigates order.

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The shipbuilding heritage of the Clyde could remain but at the loss of Fairfield, Govan as a shipbuilding yard. That was part of the message today from Charlie Blakemore, Director of Transformation at BAE Systems which operates yards at Govan and Scotstoun.
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Govan Stones: The Viking-Age treasures

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The sarcophagus dates back to about AD 900


A unique collection of Viking-age monuments, which lay unloved in a Govan churchyard for 1,000 years, has attracted the attention of the British Museum. Its curator said the Govan Stones was one of the best collections of early medieval sculpture anywhere in the British isles.

Govan is well-known as an industrial powerhouse which, over the past 150 years, has built an incredible number of the world's largest ships.

However the town, now part of the city of Glasgow, has a long and largely-forgotten history as one of the earliest seats of Christianity in Scotland and the main church of the Kingdom of Strathclyde, the lost kingdom of the northern Britons.

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Demolition of Broomloan Rd School:
Worker from asbestos removal experts in chemical protection suit.


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Tue Jul 15 6:06 pm  #13


Re: GOVAN NEWS TODAY . . .

Rangers fans in march to Ibrox
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The Sons of Struth have asked all Rangers fans groups to join them on their march to Ibrox on Saturday

Now Rangers fans will retrace the steps of their most famous sons.

The walk to Ibrox is a journey made on a regular basis by the Light Blue legions but on Saturday they will head for their Govan home for a very different reason.

There will be no match to watch, no team to cheer as they assemble in front of the iconic red brick facade. Instead, their focus will be on the men who walk the corridors of power.

The fight to secure the future of Ibrox has been a long one, with the Union of Fans at the forefront of discussions with the Rangers board in a bid to strike a deal.

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Friend 'knocked down by car after she shouted at occupants of vehicle'

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A teenager told a jury she witnessed a friend being knocked down by a car which then drove off.

Jobeth Boyle, 16, described seeing four people get into a car that drove over Audrey Gray on McGregor Street in Glasgow's Govan area.

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New 'fastlink' bus lanes will have enforcement cameras installed

Glasgow's new 'fastlink' bus lanes will have enforcement cameras installed, the city council has announced.

The local authority says the system is the only way to make sure the route from the city centre to the new Southern General Hospital campus is effective, but some fear it will cause confusion for drivers.

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Tue Jul 15 7:57 pm  #14


Re: GOVAN NEWS TODAY . . .

Shame the Gers are still a shambles Jimmy.  With Hearts and Hibs also in their league that division may attract bigger crowds than the top league.

Benburb's new ground is progressing well and I like the sound of the 400 seated grandstand.
They will be moving from new Tinto Park back to Old Tinto Park where the played in the 1920's.

David

 

Sat Jul 19 11:45 am  #15


Re: GOVAN NEWS TODAY . . .

david wrote:

Shame the Gers are still a shambles Jimmy.  With Hearts and Hibs also in their league that division may attract bigger crowds than the top league.

Benburb's new ground is progressing well and I like the sound of the 400 seated grandstand.
They will be moving from new Tinto Park back to Old Tinto Park where the played in the 1920's.

David

Yes David you are quite correct, Rangers, (although they are still and always will be the team I have supported since I was a wee boy in Govan) Still have a lot to get sorted out. I have included a few articles of the problems facing Rangers.

Questions linger on Rangers' fall
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The events that led to the financial collapse of Rangers Football Club plc cannot be undone, but they are still under challenge.
The decision of the High Court judge Lord Doherty to dismiss Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs' appeal against the verdict of what became widely known as the "Big Tax Case" is important in terms of perception, but also of grievance.

The use of Employee Benefit Trusts by Murray International Holdings was a means to reduce tax liabilities.

It could be argued that the inherent riskiness of the scheme - which was used by Rangers, as the club was part of MIH at the time, but also several other football teams in England - meant that the group might have had cause to set aside funds in case of future challenges by the authorities.

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Rangers: Share issue the only viable option but a temporary fix
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Finance remains the fundamental issue at Rangers.
One contingency plan has always been to seek additional funding from current shareholders, and a substantial drop in season-ticket sales merely exacerbates the problem.

When chief executive Graham Wallace published his business review last April, he indicated that if the uptake of season tickets was "materially less than anticipated" then the board would consider a pre-emptive offering of 43 million unissued Rangers International Football Club shares to existing shareholders.

That remains, for now, the only viable way for the business to raise additional funding.

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Rangers remain a club beset by the turmoil of conflict
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The end of the season has not caused the turmoil to cease at Ibrox. There can be no sense of calm when the majority of supporters still seem so agitated about the state of the club that they have yet to commit to renewing their season tickets.

Talks between some directors and members of the Union of Fans group last week suggested that progress might be possible, but the two sides took to communicating by public statements again at the weekend. That seemed an ominous regression.

Disaffection cannot be ushered away with words alone. The chief executive, Graham Wallace, was prepared to raise the possibility of offering the fans a legally-binding undertaking not to use Ibrox as security for borrowing or to sale and leaseback the stadium. 

UoF in return asked for a similar guarantee over Murray Park, which the non-executive director, Norman Crighton, and the shareholder, Sandy Easdale, were, according to the supporters group, initially opposed to.

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Fernando Ricksen: 'I'm not the kind of person to give up'
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Reading Fernando Ricksen's life story, updated and translated into English for the first time is a thoroughly surreal experience.
There is the guy in the book and there is the guy in the room of a Glasgow hotel on Friday morning. The same man, but different.

The hero of the autobiography is a drinker, a carouser, a hell-raiser to beat all hell-raisers. He's belligerent, unpredictable and partial to cocaine. He has the self-control of a drunk in a brewery and the self-awareness of a bull in a china shop. He's your worst nightmare. The neighbour from hell.

The other Fernando Ricksen is none of those things. Can't be and doesn't want to be. He is quiet and he's got no choice about that either. He is, at the age of 37, the victim of motor neurone disease, a hateful affliction and a death sentence.

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Rangers' title march earned through grinding out victories
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The final game was, fittingly, in keeping with the rest of the campaign. Rangers were mostly uninspiring against Dunfermline, but probably ought to have won the game.

The 1-1 scoreline ensured that the Ibrox side finished the season unbeaten in the league and if many of the displays were far from breathtaking, it is a commendable achievement nonetheless.
In many respects, the encounter at East End Park reflected many of Rangers' experiences during the past 11 months.

There were glimpses of potential in Fraser Aird, moments of rashness and haplessness from Bilel Mohsni, an industrious if limited display from Ian Black, solidity from Jon Daly, a lack of substance to Arnold Peralta and the nagging sense that Nicky Law has misplaced so many of his certainties that he is cautiously plodding through games.

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Rangers problems leave Graham Wallace under intense scrutiny
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Graham Wallace will be finding little time for respite. A draft version of his 120-day business review is thought to be ready for senior figures within Ibrox, the rate of season ticket renewal uptake will be evident to the ticket office staff and supporters have raised questions about executive bonuses.

He understood that he would not face conventional challenges when he took on the chief executive role at Rangers in November, but he will never have felt under greater scrutiny than now.

Wallace brought with him an impressive CV and a strong reputation. Within English football circles, particularly at the highest level, Wallace remains an admired figure.

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Dundee United punish Rangers' defects to reach Scottish Cup final
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For Nadir Ciftci, it was a moment he would scarcely have imagined in his wildest dreams. For Rangers it was the revisiting of an all-too-familiar nightmare.

The game stood at 2-1 going into the closing minutes. Rangers looked spent, but where there is time there is hope. They had the ball and then gave it away. Possession coughed up cheaply and then compounded by a defensive calamity, a blunder so comic and so ruinous as to eliminate any prospect of a comeback.
A knockout blow to go with the sucker punches from earlier in the day.

A sequel to last Sunday. Different competition, new opponents, but same old vulnerabilities and the same endgame. Rangers exited the Scottish Cup, not solely because of Dundee United's ruthlessness but because of their own hapless deficiencies.

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I thought this might be of interest to Govanites of old.
It is Pictures kindly given to us from Stevie Whitehead via our David Graham.


Stevie Whitehead Helped the bens to the 1980 Scottish Junior Cup Final by heading the only goal at Hampden Park in front of over 13,000.
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