About the The Scottish Football Monitor


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Para Handy says: August 6, 2012 at 23:32
Good; thank you for asking, although office too close to some of the Soho pubs…

BowenBoys says: August 7, 2012 at 00:44
MARSHALL Struan WMG Management 33 Soho Square – 5th Floor LONDON W1D 3QU

Wait a minute…..

Hehe joking aside, I work down by Borough Market and used to work on Haymarket so there’s a few decent boozers I know round there. If there’s ever a meeting of the SFM Exiles give me a shout


Would you two stop it! It’s hard enough keeping McPhail oot the pub wi’ oot your encouragement.

Seriously, unless there is a surprise outcome from the “independent” enquiry into dual contracts then I fear that we have been blindsided.

An Herculean effort by fans across the board placed Sevco in division 3, unfairly as some of us continued to grumble, only for us to witness further shenanigans which would allow them to sign players and get an SFA membership.

We are now witnessing yet further examples of the kind of supremacism seen often in organisations like the BNP amongst other extremists. I cannot, with good heart put any effort into something which, having previously hurt me through the pettiness of those involved in what was “my” club, is now demonstrating that it cares not a whit for the concept of any kind of integrity.

Even if the “independent” enquiry does come to a surprise finding and recommend appropriate punishment, does anyone really believe, given the efforts taken to bend, break and ignore the rules, that anything will actually happen to Sevco?

All I care about in Scottish football now, is that those found responsible for cheating us by tax evasion, are subject to the full power of the law.

Not only have they stolen from the public purse, they have stolen from the very fabric of Scots’ society, stripping it of its dignity and relevance. And that, while not a civil crime per se, is as heinous an offence as any other imaginable.

I sincerely hope that a combination of Olympic success, backed up with a great Commonwealth Games in 2014, will encourage people to rid Scots sport of the monopolistic view so treasured by football.

Scots’ football is dead, deservedly.

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About the The Scottish Football Monitor
Essex beancounter says:
August 6, 2012 at 22:33
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Para Handy says:
August 6, 2012 at 21:38

PH…nice to see you posting…chust marvellous.

I hope you are settling in ok.

Good; thank you for asking, although office too close to some of the Soho pubs…

Glad to see the pressure ramping up wrt Murray’s diversionary mutterings. Surprised Spiers hasn’t jumped all over him as there is no love lost there.

Mind you, Spiers has shown himself to be so small-minded and parochial in this affair that I was hardly surprised to find him making what can only be described as careless, racist tweets on the Olympics.

Unfortunately the MSM in Scotland is now reduced mainly to regurtitating press releases and personal statements with no test of their accuracy. It used to be that sports reporting was always looked upon as a bit of a joke by the more serious areas of news. It would now seem that in Scotland the rest of the news categories are going that way and my only hope is that places such as these will continue to shed light on not just footballing corruption but that found in other areas.

I used to read all the posts on RTC and unfortunately won’t be able to do so here but I will still bring The Vital Spark into port from time to time.

Chust sublime, Dougie. Chust sublime.

About the The Scottish Football Monitor
Good to see the war continues although without a single issue to rally against it will be hard to maintain focus.

Thanks PL, chust sublime.

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April 30, 2015 at 3:39 pm
Anything to avoid being Chick Young. ? 🙄
I was really looking forward to Zebedee… ?

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Chust sublime, Dougie

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sannoffymesssoitizz says:
April 14, 2015 at 3:48 pm

Views on fan ownership model from East Stirlingshire
Interesting viewpoint and I would say a few shrewd observations. I was once in favour of fan “ownership”, not fans of the blazer and brogue variety but fans from the stands.

However, I no longer consider that to be important or indeed effective. What is needed is a governance model that:
– takes the fans into account
– involves them in the decision making processes
– gives them if not an equal say and vote in all matters, allows for it in areas that directly impact on fans – prices, facilities (inlcusinf safe standing), etc.
– enforces openness and accountability in the areas of finance, the SFA & the SPFL

The list could go on but I think that would be a fair start…

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T’internet is a wonderful thing. Here is a brief synopsis of what is needed to become listed on ISDX:

How to join ISDX:

The admission process for issuers is clear and transparent (unlike some organisations we know).

ISDX Growth Market

The ISDX Growth Market is our market for earlier stage, entrepreneurial companies (well they are only three years old).

To join the ISDX Growth Market, all companies are required to meet the following specific admission criteria:

1. Appoint and retain an ICAP Securities & Derivatives Exchange Corporate Adviser at all times (Neil Patey, perhaps)?

2. Demonstrate appropriate levels of corporate governance including having at least one independent non-executive director (need to buy another blazer and pair of brogues)

3. Have published audited financial reports no more than nine months prior to the date of admission to trading (I am sure Deloitte’s will be happy for the work)

4. Have at least 12 months’ working capital (Over to you DCK)

5. Have no restrictions on the transferability of shares (other than caveat emptor)

6. Issue shares which are eligible for electronic settlement (just remember to keep paying the leccie bill)

7. Companies must also publish an ISDX Growth Market Admission Document, which is less onerous than a full prospectus. More information about the content of an ISDX Growth Market Admission Document can be found in the ISDX Growth Market – Rules for Issuers. (I am sure the 120 day plan could be brought up to date for this)

8. Under certain circumstances, for example if raising more than €5 million, companies may be required to publish a full prospectus for approval by the UK Listing Authority (UKLA). The company’s appointed Corporate Adviser will confirm where this is necessary. (Nae tother a ba given the excellent, well documented business acumen of the current Board)

Did Stewart Regan Ken Then Wit We Ken Noo?
Although not to do with Scottish football, IMHO this is an excellent way for fans to protest.


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