A spectre is haunting Scottish Football


I said long before the season started that there was …

Comment on A spectre is haunting Scottish Football by StevieBC.

I said long before the season started that there was simply too much risk to expect McCoist to secure promotion to the SPL at the first attempt.

Even assuming that TRFC easily achieves the play-offs – again there is too much risk involved…for those who insist that the top league must have a Govan club.

And what odds could you get for a penalty and sending off at the crucial Hearts game tomorrow ? If there is any controversy – to TRFC’s benefit – what will the average Scottish football fan think, again ?

But ‘they’ have to announce another league construction soon, IMO, and maybe it has to be announced BEFORE TRFC has an insolvency event ?

But then there could be a lot more walking away from the game…? 😥

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Would you rather be the leader of a soon to be defunct Scottish political party…or the manager of a soon to be defunct football club/company?

No names mentioned of course. 😉

A spectre is haunting Scottish Football
I would love to apply for the position of TRFC manager…on gardening leave.

I would be most happy to fulfil that role for a fraction of what McCoist is charging: £50K for the year should ensure that I never darken the door at Ibrox or Murray Park.
Cheap as chips… 😉

A spectre is haunting Scottish Football
McCoist on gardening leave with McDowelly as manager (interim?)…

The Internet Bampots called that several weeks ago.

Will that make any difference to the team performances?
I would suggest no.
A new face/manager would force the players to play for their positions – IMO.

So Ashley is playing the percentages: TRFC ‘should’ qualify for the play-offs and ‘should’ get promotion to the SPL?

From what I have seen of TRFC in games so far, that is high risk: IMO the players will buckle under the pressure of expectation. But I could be wrong.

And will McDowelly boost home attendances?

IMO, TRFC will remain in the Championship next season.

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Cluster One 22nd December 2020 at 23:01

SPFL toast new sponsor as Glen’s Vodka backs Scottish football until 2023 SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster hailed the partnership…


I see there is some mild criticism reported in the SMSM, but Doncaster, IMO, is confirming he is tone deaf with his comments.

The game has been screaming out for Gov't. – i.e. taxpayers' – financial support due to covid, yet it continues to simply blank the opinions of its customer base / taxpayers.

I'd guess the majority (?) of fans are uncomfortable with the national team – and our clubs – being strongly associated with booze, gambling, fast food, junk food, etc.



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Extract from the BBC:

shirley, Blatter wasn't planning on a return to football next year…?!


"Fifa has lodged a criminal complaint against former president Sepp Blatter over the finances of a museum in Zurich, Switzerland.

The complaint relates to the involvement of Blatter and other former officials in the Fifa museum project.

It is the latest allegation of financial impropriety against Blatter, who resigned from his post as president in 2015 amid a corruption scandal.

The 84-year-old has always denied any wrongdoing.

Blatter is currently serving a six-year ban from all forms of football."




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Jingso.Jimsie 22nd December 2020 at 11:28

It was a terrible advert for Scottish football: a poor game which lacked any consistency of quality play from either team, poorly refereed…


I suppose 'beauty lies in the eye of the beholder', but I thought it was a great advert for Scottish football – especially for the neutrals.

Totally agree that technically, the footy on show wasn't the best – and neither was the match officiating.

But: 6 goals, a bit of argy bargy, controversial refereeing, individual mistakes, suspect goalkeeping – plus the drama of a penalty shoot out to make history, or not.

Too many times I have watched the technically gifted EPL 'big games' where the footy on offer was high quality… but boring as hell.

At least the Scottish Cup Final wasn't a typical, dour and overly defensive 1-0 game?


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As this is the Scottish Football Monitor,

well done to the Buddies for their epic, totally unexpected Cup win last night.

Likewise, it's good for the game that Ross County also progressed in the cup with their own big win.

At least one piece of silverware will be leaving Glasgow this season – which is no bad thing at all, IMO.

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J.J agreed: and who knows the full impact of covid on transfer fees – and the duration of any depressed transfer market.

I didn't read the full RIFC Annual Report or the full AGM notes, so may have missed it, but;

It makes sense for Robertson to state that a couple of players need selling each year: seems to have worked OK for CFC in recent years.

But, for a cash strapped club in the middle of a pandemic with few, young sellable stars in the squad – you'd think Robertson would be shouting loud about cost cutting…

except TRFC is desperate to stop 10IAR.

TRFC should be focused on short-term cost-cutting measures to counter the immediate Going Concern risks.

To state the bleedin' obvious.  indecision

Choosing to focus on winning the SPL title rather than focusing on survival is RIFC's choice to make.

…as our incompetent SFA blazers look on gormlessly… again.

If Robertson had an improved governance body as he claims to want, then the SFA would be asking searching questions of TRFC long before now.


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