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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Written by: General Schomberg
Monday, 5th December 2016

Paedophilia is vile. In fact it is beyond vile. The perpetrators are monsters. Evil, depraved, sub-human.

For a generation, a paedophile operated at Celtic Football Club, molesting children supposedly under his care. Celtic Football Club is not to blame for James Torbett's horrific perversions. These devious and deceitful men (and occasionally women) make it their mission to wheedle their way into areas where they have access to children. James Torbett was one of them.

But that is where any absolution of blame regards the Celtic Paedophilia Scandal should end. Let us be blunt here – Celtic Football Club, its manager and board of directors knew about Torbett's sexual molestation of young boys and failed to contact the police. Further, they attempted to cover up his crimes, with manager Jock Stein in particular, disgracefully instructing Celtic employees to "keep the name of Celtic Football Club clean at all times".

Digest press reports from the time the scandal was finally uncovered:

"Jock Stein and the Celtic board covered up allegations made against Boys' Club founder Jim Torbett…… He (witness Hugh Birt) told how he took the allegations against Torbett to the Celtic board and Stein and even told the then vice-chairman, Kevin Kelly, about them at a meeting…… I was told by Jock Stein to keep the name of Celtic Football Club clean at all times." (1)

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The FA And The SFA Should Hang Their Heads In Shame

Written by: WMBB
Friday, 25th November 2016

The FA was challenged in 1997 by Deborah Davies the Channel 4 Dispatches reporter. She approached the FA and had the door shut in her face. This is explained in the link below for the radio 4 programme World at One.


The silence of the FA is disturbing and is of its time. Twenty one years ago large organisations could deflect and dodge questions levelled at them by nosy reporters.

Deborah Davies was also interviewed by TalkSport in relation to the abuse that took place at Crewe FC. When she was asked to expand on her report back in the late nineties she mentioned the incident with the FA and that there was also an 'issue' with other clubs, one of which she names as Celtic FC. You can clearly hear this in the link below.


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Demonisation Of Rangers' Support Continues

Written by: Armanithin
Friday, 4th November 2016

Whilst like many bears who have been through many of the highs and lows of football following our team, I am stunned even to this day at how low, how sneaky and how downright vile the folk who despise our club are willing to go to publically attack, safe in the knowledge they can do so with utter impunity.

I won’t even go into our pathetic soft underbelly of a support who loathe and despise both our history and culture, BUT more disappointingly, their own fellow supporters who do not conform to their new age diluted values. Message to them. You won’t win. Leave and go and pontificate somewhere else.

I am relatively calm and suitably wearied by the constant attacks to be surprised…..or so I thought.

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Legal Defence Fund Total

Written by: Admin
Friday, 21st October 2016

In the interests of transparency we can confirm that a total of £7475.99 was raised for the benefit of the Legal Defence Fund.

This is broken down as follows:

* £500 - Barrington RSC.

* £1218.77 - Polo Shirts sold by VB.

* £5757.22 - Crowdfunding (£6110.02 was raised but their 5% fee & card processing charges of 1.3% credit card, 17p debit card were deducted = £352.80). Note: This includes the £1690 from the Holepark fundraiser.

A number of affected supporters have been in touch - to date, one fan has had his lawyers fees reimbursed.

VB Admin offer a sincere thank you to everyone who made a contribution towards the fund. The Rangers family looks after its own.


Should sheep be shepherded or policed?

Written by: John McCrae
Tuesday, 27th September 2016

It is with no surprise that I read of Rangers fans being arrested during and after the weekend defeat at Pittodrie. I am told by one travelling Rangers supporter that police standing guard over the travelling support stood open mouthed as their colleagues lifted Rangers fans without cause.

Another tells of one zealous policeman shoving a Rangers fan around and treating him 'like scum'. Yet another says that he was pushed and then 'skelped one' simply for trying to move away from the area where some fans were being baited by Scotland's finest. One Rangers fan had the hood on his jacket pulled up, his arms outstretched and held by two policemen, while a fourth had the fan's neck in a stranglehold.

Coins were thrown at Rangers fans, while Aberdeen stewards stood and watched.

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