A spectre is haunting Scottish Football


Davythelotion says: November 28, 2014 at 7:53 am I can’t see any …

Comment on A spectre is haunting Scottish Football by BigGav.

davythelotion says:
November 28, 2014 at 7:53 am

I can’t see any indication of how much the latest 10 redundancies cost, the payments made to Imran or the severance payments to Wallace & Nash.

Note 7 (Directors’ emoluments), following mention of severance payments to Mather and Stockbridge during the year, states “Since the year end a further severance payment has been made to Graham Wallace of £100,000”.

Note 32 (Post balance sheet events) mentions the Ahmed settlement, saying “this is an adjusting post-balance sheet event and the settlement value has been included in these financial statements”. Anyone know what this actually means?

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The Lost Voice of the Armageddon Virus
I see that Dave King’s carefully crafted statement from yesterday:
“All of our season ticket money will be invested in the football squad”

has been dutifully reported in the Herald and Evening Times by eminent journalist Christopher Jack as:
“Dave King has vowed to plough all season ticket cash into the transfer kitty in the coming weeks”
which is not what he said AT ALL.

I think King’s statement is more notable for what it DOESN’T say – noticeably missing is any promise that additional money will be provided by King and his fellow-directors to fund the expected full-scale squad rebuild.

Of course, any “journalist” worthy of the name could easily pick up a phone and ask Mr King to explain his statement, but for some reason this never happens…

THAT Debate, and the Beauty of Hindsight
April 27, 2017 at 17:25

The Bampot view was that it wasn’t whether the EBT scheme was legal or iIlegal but the fact that loan details and side letters were not included in contracts provided to the SFA that broke the rules
Meaning the Bampot view was
Titles should be stripped irrespective of whether EBTs were legal sa there are numerous examples of the SFA punishing clubs for not disclosing full details of player contracts

Indeed, LNS found RFC(IL) GUILTY and fined them £250,000, so the “no sporting advantage” argument cannot logically be based on the freedom of other clubs to do the same thing.

Good Try Mr. McKenzie
Cluster One
February 2, 2017 at 20:24

Impeccable logic, Cluster One.

– “Rangers Football Club don’t lose 4-1”
– “We have just lost 4-1”

It therefore follows:
– “We are not Rangers Football Club”

Peace – Not War
John Clark
November 4, 2016 at 19:36

And who knows, maybe the statement attributed to Warburton and commented on earlier today, is a sign that the PR penny may have dropped, and signals a drastic re-think??


John, I think you missed the point that the Warbmeister’s statement (“Joey Barton can inspire younger players to the next level”) was made back in May this year, shortly after his signing.

Look Back to Look Forward
jimbo 17th February 2016 at 5:08 pm #

In the absence of a Stat. person replying I have worked out that after 232 games in the Championship, 12 out of 17 penalties awarded were to the SFAs favoured club. That is 70% of all penalties go to TRFC.

According to the figures you posted earlier, it’s 12 out of 29 (12 to TRFC and 17 to all the rest put together). Still suspicious though!
Also it’s 116 games (you counted twice – two teams play in each match!).

OMG! Just seen I have a photo of Spiers as my avatar.
How do I choose a different one?

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