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I'm going to keep my blog short and sweet this week.

Scottish football has been getting dog’s abuse for the last few months but not anymore. Rangers have restored some much needed pride after their brilliant 0-0 draw against Manchester Utd at Old Trafford on Matchday One of the Champions League.

Our European club campaign got off to the worst possible start with Celtic, Motherwell, Dundee Utd and Hibs all crashing out before we’d all returned from our summer holidays. I did expect a lot more from the Hoops though. Their capitulation to Braga and Utrecht gave the gutter snipes in the media, especially down south, an opportunity to have a right good laugh at our game in Scotland.

So there was no great surprise when those very same media people had the cheek and audacity to slag off Rangers for ‘parking the bus’ at the Theatre of Dreams and getting a superb result. Who do they think they are?

Stan Collymore was one of the main culprits with his lambasting of Walter Smith’s tactics. He’s got a cheek. Like a rabid dog he tore shreds out of Rangers. Stan, before shouting your mouth off about Rangers please take a closer look at your over-hyped Premiership and its many substandard clubs.

I could bore you all with the many discrepancies between Man Utd and Rangers financially but I won't bother as any halfwit with half a brain can see the gulf in class on the pitch and in the spending power of each team. Instead I will show up Mr Collymore for what he is and the word begins with a capital 'H'.

Were Walter Smith's tactics unique to him when going to one of the biggest club teams in the world? Stan, I’ll let the Man Utd and England captain Rio Ferdinand answer that question for you;

“Rangers came here to set their stall up and defend and maybe nick a goal on the counter attack and you have to respect that. They did well at what they came to do but we had some shots on the edge of the box. Our final ball probably wasn’t as good as it should’ve been today to get the three points. Saying that, we had a few shots that went close from outside the box.”

Ferdinand also explained that United had anticipated the Scottish champions would take that approach to the game and play for the draw at Old Trafford.

“We expected it, we knew they’d come and play with one up front but we’ve had that for a long time. A lot of clubs come here and do that and we deal with it, but today we just didn’t manage to get the goal we wanted.”

Stan, here's another little bit of info for you.

One of the greatest managers in recent times apologised to the fans for ‘parking the bus’ against Man Utd in the Champions League at the San Siro in 2009. Who do you think it was?

I’ll give you another little clue to his name. The date: Wednesday, 28th April, 2010. The venue: Nou Camp. The game: Barcelona v Inter Milan. The stats: Possession - Barca 76%. Inter 24%. The Italians didn’t have one shot on or off target in the entire 90 minutes. His tactics were described as a 'defensive masterclass'.

Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben was also very critical of the negative tactics of the manager in question. The Dutch winger said that the Portuguese manager ''is only interested in winning and does not care about his teams style of play''.

Dutch legend Johan Cruyff believes that this man 'has a duty to produce a team that not only wins, but also entertains'.

Cruyff went onto say: "He's a very good practical coach. But in his position he should think about the performances too. The result is not the only thing a big team should be thinking about."

The info keeps coming Stan... Real Madrid beat Osasuna 1-0 at home on the opening weekend of La Liga thanks to a second-half goal from new signing Ricardo Carvalho. As the team left the pitch at the end of the scoreless first half, though, Real Madrid fans 'jeered' the defensive style of football.

Guessed who the manager is yet? Still struggling to sniff out the answer? I’ll give you another clue to this former Premiership manager that parted ways with a London club: "The board, Roman Abramovich and the directors were frustrated by the results this season and also the style of play. They wanted stylish football. They wanted football which appealed to the world and they weren't getting it."

Stan, here's the killer quote from YOU on May 23rd, 2010 in The Mirror newspaper: "Hero of the weekend is ???????????. The ex-Chelsea boss is a managerial genius as he underlined by winning the Champions League with Inter Milan."

Stan, the answer to all the above clues is the ‘Special One’ Jose Mourinho whose defensive style is widely sneered at. But his 'hard to beat' tactics are also praised by pundits all over the world and by YOU! The word that springs to mind is hypocrite.

Now given the above facts, stats and quotes do you not now feel like a prized plum for your over the top reaction to the Scottish champions defensive display against a starting 11 that cost over £90 million?

Stan, you stick to the car park and we’ll stick to football.

The views in this blog are those of Ewen Cameron and not Real Radio.




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Zzzzzz.

Too long.
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Zzzzzz.

Too long.


TruePosted Image you would need to be generally interested in it to be bothered to read it all, long story short stan collymore is a hypocrite because he praised Jose Mourinho's Inter Milan at the Nou Camp and slagged Rangers for the same tactics at Old TraffordPosted Image
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I’ll give you another little clue to his name. The date: Wednesday, 28th April, 2010. The venue: Nou Camp. The game: Barcelona v Inter Milan. The stats: Possession - Barca 76%. Inter 24%. The Italians didn’t have one shot on or off target in the entire 90 minutes. His tactics were described as a 'defensive masterclass'.



Very very true! We had more shots on goal than Utd did until the 75th minute, we (on our budget) were awesome, and when The special one does it (with a blank chequebook) it's a defensive masterclass.... Walter Smith pulled off a great result.

Stan is a complete fanny all he is good for is beating up woman and talking shit about managers that he isn't fit to lick the boots of..... fanny!
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Usual pish from Cameron. I particularly like 'I could bore you all with the many discrepancies between Man Utd and Rangers financially but I won't bother as any halfwit with half a brain can see the gulf in class on the pitch and in the spending power of each team.' Surely he can see the irony. I dont think i could help but saying something to him if i ever saw him.
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I say well done Rangers. Could prove to be a big point for them come the end of the campagin.
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Althogh I couldn't care much for Celtic or Rangers I always like to see them do well in Europe. This was a result gained from Smiths astute tactics, something he has done to great affect on more than just this occassion. Collymore is renowend fud. Don't know why Cameron even rose to his shit comments.

Credit where credits due. This was a fantastic result for not just Rangers but, for Scottish football.
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too long / didnt read.
someone want to make a summary of it for me :huh:
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This was a fantastic result for not just Rangers but, for Scottish football.

I hate when people use this term. It makes absolutely no difference to me or my club except that maybe another few hundred people from my local town will decide to buy a Rangers top instead of supporting their local team because they got a draw with Man Utd. I couldnt care less about the coefficient.
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:lol: if that's short and sweet, what waffle does that headgear come out with on a regular basis?
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Ewan Cameron is a hypocrite, he slated Walter Smith time and time again for his "anti-football" tactics on Rangers Uefa Cup run.

As for saying Mourinho adopted same tactics as Smith to beat Barca? Completely different Scenario considering Inter Milan were playing with 10 men for over an hour.

No doubt though smith knows how to play defensive football as well as anyone else. They just dont know or have the quality to punish teams on the counter

Edited by Jinky67, 16 September 2010 - 20:54.

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This was a fantastic result for not just Rangers but, for Scottish football.

But not for football in general.
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Do you think that's wise, sir.

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But not for football in general.


and mourinho has won the champs league twice and rangers are going out in the group stages - big deal!
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I hate when people use this term. It makes absolutely no difference to me or my club except that maybe another few hundred people from my local town will decide to buy a Rangers top instead of supporting their local team because they got a draw with Man Utd. I couldnt care less about the coefficient.


So this result helps Rangers progress further in Europe. Rangers are a Scottish club. The better Scottish clubs do the more chance of other Scottish clubs getting the opportunity to qualify for European compitition, which leads to more income to the Scottish game.

Not rocket science.



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So this result helps Rangers progress further in Europe. Rangers are a Scottish club. The better Scottish clubs do the more chance of other Scottish clubs getting the opportunity to qualify for European compitition, which leads to more income to the Scottish game.

Not rocket science.


I dont see how it helps. Rangers going away from home has never been their problem as shown over the past few years.

Its at home where they are expected to attack and try win the game is where they let themselves down
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Stan Collymore is an utter twat who knows little about football, who cares what he thinks?
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Stan Collymore is an utter twat who knows little about football, who cares what he thinks?

And Ewen Cameron isn't?
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Do you think that's wise, sir.

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And Ewen Cameron isn't?

He knows more than Collymore that is for sure.
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He knows more than Collymore that is for sure.

Well he's never demonstrated it in any of his work I've ever had the misfortune to become aware off. The lowest common denominator seems to be his modus operandi (as the pope might say) I don't doubt Collymore might be a tube. But Cameron proves he's one time and again.
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Do you think that's wise, sir.

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Well he's never demonstrated it in any of his work I've ever had the misfortune to become aware off. The lowest common denominator seems to be his modus operandi (as the pope might say) I don't doubt Collymore might be a tube. But Cameron proves he's one time and again.

As does Stan.
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As does Stan.

Well let's agree they are both tubes. I didn't base my opinion that the game was dreadful after reading or listening to either of them.
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too long / didnt read.
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Basically Rangers defensive display was magnificient or words to that effect.
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But lets be honest, it didn't tell us much about Collymore, I mean this is the guy that said the EPL should be increased to 25 teams, so that there were 50 games a season. That was his mistake, not mine.
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He knows more than Collymore that is for sure.

Utter pish. They are both complete morons who have nothing of interest to say unless you have learning difficulties. Euan Cameron would struggle to name more than 3 teams in Scotland.

The world is full of talentless idiots.
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Zzzzzz.

Too long.


That's what I was thinking.

On the few occassions I have been in a mood sado masochistic enough to tune into Real Radio, I've found Cameron to be utterly lacking in media skills.

He's like the Kyle Lafferty of Scottish Football broadcasting.
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I'm not sure why people get that bothered by Collymore, his reaction to rangers' performance shows perfectly why he's earning a living on white-van-man radio rather than being directly involved in football in either a managerial or coaching capacity.

FWIW I think that football teams do have a responsibility to entertain seeing as football is essentially in the entertainment business but the obligation is only owed to one set of people: their own fans. Fans can waive their right if they want, and if you asked any rangers supporter whether they would rather go down to Old Trafford, attempt to play attacking football and in all liklihood get hammered or go down and play pragmatically using the defensive tactics that Smith is so good at and possibly sneak at least a point then I don't think you would get one person who would want the first option.

I'd be surprised if rangers season ticket holders would tolerate that kind of football every second week at ibrox when, due to much better resources, they should have a far better football team than 10 of the 11 other clubs. As it happens the boot was on the other foot and they were playing a team whose resources dwarfed their own so negative football was absolutely the right thing to do. They don't owe any obligation to Man U fans, neutral armchair fans or to Stan Collymore.

Only when actual rangers fans start criticising their team's style of play should they think about changing it, and the same goes for any other football club.
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Only when actual rangers fans start criticising their team's style of play should they think about changing it, and the same goes for any other football club.


Agreed with you right up until this point. I have to disagree to a certain extent..If you knew just how fickle SOME Rangers can be you would understand why. If Rangers had conceded an injury time goal there would have been thousands calling for Smiths head and asking why we didn't have a go and why Weiss didn't play.

I can guarantee tomorrow at the game at least 2 possibly 3 of the people who sit next to me will be moaning about it regardless of the result.

IMHO the manager should always do what HE thinks is best for the team/club regardless of the fans opinions. He is the one who will live or die by the decision at the end of the day
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Agreed with you right up until this point. I have to disagree to a certain extent..If you knew just how fickle SOME Rangers can be you would understand why. If Rangers had conceded an injury time goal there would have been thousands calling for Smiths head and asking why we didn't have a go and why Weiss didn't play.

I can guarantee tomorrow at the game at least 2 possibly 3 of the people who sit next to me will be moaning about it regardless of the result.

IMHO the manager should always do what HE thinks is best for the team/club regardless of the fans opinions. He is the one who will live or die by the decision at the end of the day


It will always be so in the case of fickle fans.

During the run to the Uefa Cup final Walter Smith was blasted for the negative tactics that got them there. Ewan Cameron was one of them Posted Image
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Agreed with you right up until this point. I have to disagree to a certain extent..If you knew just how fickle SOME Rangers can be you would understand why. If Rangers had conceded an injury time goal there would have been thousands calling for Smiths head and asking why we didn't have a go and why Weiss didn't play.

I can guarantee tomorrow at the game at least 2 possibly 3 of the people who sit next to me will be moaning about it regardless of the result.

IMHO the manager should always do what HE thinks is best for the team/club regardless of the fans opinions. He is the one who will live or die by the decision at the end of the day


When I said that I didn't mean the odd fickle arsehole, you can't please everyone all the time. What I mean is that, when a large majority of season ticket holders start strongly complaining about the style of play then you have to sit up and take notice. Like I said, football is in the entertainment business, people ultimately follow football to be entertained and for their own enjoyment and if fans are being bored rigid every second week then when renewal time comes a lot will think twice about it. Teams need to please their own fans and their own fans only. If a majority of their fans are happy with defensive football then that's fair enough.
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It will always be so in the case of fickle fans.

During the run to the Uefa Cup final Walter Smith was blasted for the negative tactics that got them there. Ewan Cameron was one of them Posted Image


He has also slagged of Barry Ferguson in the past but now seems to be leading some kind of campaign to have him back. Don't get me wrong i would love to see Ferguson back for Scotlands sake but after the atrocious way he was treated by the SFA i am surprised he is even considering it.
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