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Lunchtime roundup: Gough to stand for election, Herald rebuttal, and more

Richard Gough is to stand for election at Rangers First, which could be a double-edged sword, while there's a rebuttal to the Herald dobbers and Andy Halliday gives some spiel.

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Happy lunchtime, brothers and sisters. We hope you're having a good week, and are looking forward to the game on Saturday. At the moment it seems like we're living from cup-tie to cup-tie, as if the league has already been won, and while it's probably that Alloa can expect a sound thrashing, we'll get to see Michael O'Halloran ply his trade for us. Watching the travails of Celtic will be made even more amusing by Alan Stubbs' elevation to most-likely-successor too, should things get so bad that Deila looks like he might actually surrender the league to the miserable rabble on the north-east. Life's good, brothers, drink it in.

Richard Gough to stand for election at Rangers First

Quite a difficult one here - there has been some opposition to the proposal from the club - that Rangers Supporters Trust and Rangers First be merged and made quasi-official - because of the long-term requirement to hold the board to account. Gough standing for election, someone obviously well-loved but also deeply connected with the club, is bound to test that belief.

A rebuttal to the Herald whingers

In response to some ill-informed and prejudiced wailing about the Herald's recent actions, Rangers fan Alasdair McKillop skewers their feeble arguments in the Scottish Review.

Goals not a worry, says Halliday

Andy Halliday says our recent lack of goals isn't anything to be worried about, because the results have still been good. A dangerous and complacent way of thinking, if you ask us, and also obviously ignores the fact we drew against Kilmarnock at home. Probably just to do with Martyn Waghorn's lack of form and Jason Holt's absence, we hope.

England could follow Scotland in reducing drink-drive limit

Well, it was about time they decided to follow one of our insane ideas rather than the usual reverse. England has, no doubt, gazed north and seen a great beacon of sobriety and restraint in Scotland, and wonders how it could achieve the same spirit of temperance. The limit will be just under a pint, dreamed up by the famous Scottish predilection towards practical-mindedness, unless of course it gets in the way of being a petty, vindictive jobsworth when given any position of authority.

A quick visit to the Highlands will confirm that a blind eye is turned to this law for the avoidance of closing down every pub north of Stirling, and we ask: could we learn something from those modern-day Tam O'Shanters, those blackout-drunk Teuchters making their way home on tractors every night? GTBFO doesn't drive, but backs Doug Stanhope's idea on this - whatever amount of alcohol you can drink before pass a driving test should be your personal legal limit. Save our countryside!