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IT takes something out of the ordinary to upstage the Old Firm in Hotline land these days.

But full marks to Willie Collum for making himself the centre of attention.

The under-fire whistler has sent St Mirren and Motherwell fans into a seethe after kicking off the New Year with two diabolically bad performances.

First on the blower was Paul Cairney, Motherwell, who said: "I watched the highlights of Collum's inept display at St Mirren and could not understand why he wasn't demoted.

"Yet, despite making a catalogue of blunders he was allowed to take charge of Motherwell's match with Aberdeen on Sunday.

"Surprise, surprise, he makes another string of cock-ups. It's time the SFA were proactive rather than reactive when it comes to their officials."

Brad Thomas, Johnstone, said: "Collum" performance at St Mirren on New Year's Day was one of the worst I've seen.

"Yet, he is not held accountable and then goes on to make another howler at Motherwell on Sunday.

"Why are refs allowed to keep making bad decisions that could affect team's chances of staying in the division?" Charlie Johnston, Newarthill, said: "In over 30 years of going to football Collum is the most incompetent official I've come across.

"He should be told the players are the centre of attention and not the officials.

"The Stephen McManus sending off against Aberdeen was a joke. Decisions like that could get Motherwell relegated." American basketball club owner Robert Sarver has emerged as the latest potential saviour for Rangers as they teeter on the brink of financial collapse.

On the email Tom McDade, Southampton, said: "It's not surprising that a basketball owner is interested in Rangers. The team have been playing like big lassies and the board are basket cases."

Ronnie Knox, Tullibody, said: "I hope " whoever gets control of Rangers runs them more professionally than David Murray.

"We need people on board who can identify young talent instead of spending millions on established internationalists."

Jim McMurran, Stevenston, said: "I'm " raging at Richard Foster for complaining about getting a bad deal from the fans.

"This is not Kilsyth Rangers or Kilwinning | Rangers, this is Rangers he plays for."

On the email Al Brown said: "If Ken" McDowall wants to put his authority on his team then he needs to clear out the garbage, starting with the captain, who gives away too many goals."

James Robertson, Dennistoun, sai" "I keep reading that all Rangers are missing is confidence. What about a lack of skill, a lack of imagination or a lack of talent?" Moving across the city to matters Celtic and Alistair Fagan, Aberdeen, said: "If Celtic don't win two of their three February matches against Rangers, Aberdeen and Inter Milan then Ronny Deila should go."

Eddie Chapman, Glasgow, said: "There is only o." one club in the transfer window who will overshadoweverybody else during January and that's Celtic." Jimmy Findlay, Lennoxtown, said: "Dei" says Celtic will be fine because they have a big squad.

"That's all right if the squad is full of good players but Celtic don't."

The final word goes to Isabella Livingston, Mount Florida, " who said: "Congratulations toGary Anderson on becoming Scotland's latest world champion. It was a great effort - and an even bigger one to lift that enormous trophy."

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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jan 6, 2015
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