His ability to whip his similarly obsessed Celtic fans into a frenzy over Rangers is second to none (and definitely not a ploy simply to generate sales for his book). Phil, or whatever his real name is, claims to have 'excellent sources' within Ibrox and regularly makes claims on his Twitter feed or within his blogs about the Club. Let's have a look at some of them:
Further research, or even time with a calculator, Phil should have carried out was on his figures regarding the monthly operating costs at Rangers. Phil claims it is £3.4 million. However, a quick glance at the latest set of accounts (interim accounts for the 6 months up to 31st December 2013) show that operating costs were £16.8 million. This is around £2.8 million per month. Maths.
Phil also claims repeatedly to have broken the Hugh Dallas Emailgate story and regularly reminds people that this was the case. However, Gerry Braiden claims that, not for the first time, Phil stole the story from him. An interesting claim that perhaps Phil will answer. Is this conduct befitting of a NUJ member?
This also provides an interesting example of the often bullying behaviour Phil has displayed towards his NUJ colleagues and perhaps shows his claim to have 'broken the story' is perhaps just as much fiction as many of his exclusives about Rangers. Of course his magnum opus is now nothing but a piece of revisionist history reserved for the fiction shelves.
So is using terms using as Stalag Sevco, the Klan and Herrenvolk beffiting of a NUJ member? Surely like any other trade organization they have guidelines and a code of conduct. Phil also regularly ridicules the Scottish Mainstream Media, his bitter enemy the SMSM. Whilst all Rangers fans have issues with certain journalists it is fair to say Phil goes above and beyond. If a real journalist made as many errors as Phil has in such a short period of space they would not have a job, but he can safely sit in Donegal writing whatever fantasies he wishes with no repercussions for his misinformation – willful idiots will still donate money to his cause. What is more, for a man who regularly voices his displeasure with the media, he was very quick to run to them when he had a book to fleece his fellow fans with.
The above screenshots are just a small collection of his lies and to show Phil up for what he really is. Of course, if Phil would like he can easily rebut any of the evidence provided in this article. Until then, perhaps it is time to reflect the agenda Phil works to and the damage he is actively trying to cause to our Club.
Obsession feeds bullshit, bullshit feeds obsession. You talk some amount of shite, Phil. It hasn't gone unnoticed.