Accountability, Transparency, & Brave Sir Robin


Homunculus & AllyJambo Is what you are talking about not the …

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Homunculus & AllyJambo
Is what you are talking about not the type of thing Ashley did with USC and indeed Tom Hunter before him?

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Accountability, Transparency, & Brave Sir Robin
BLUOCTOBER 11, 2016 at 14:35

I hear what you are saying re the wider matter but re the striker issue Griffiths has to deal with defenses full of big bruisers sitting deep week in week out.

Are Strachan, McGhee, Pressley  saying that he can’t be effective against Lithuanian defenders and we can’t alter our system to deal with that.

Our attack relying on a ‘non-scoring striker’ is therefore dictated by their 117 world ranked defense as opposed to playing to our strengths.

Frankly ridiculous and over analyzing things  IMHO.

Accountability, Transparency, & Brave Sir Robin
My theory that people who make their living out of football are invested heavily in the Myth gets another nudge in the direction of credibilty.

I think we have a general problem with regard to how those ‘within the game’ view the fans.

I’m my line of work I believe I know more than the general public with regard to why things are done and how things operate. However that does not necessarily make the views of the public any less valid being they are ultimately the end users who should be satisfied with the product/service.

When I am asked about things by someone outwith my industry I try and give an explanation as to why things as they are (financial, technical, political, legal etc), the options that may have been examined to get there and sometimes I will even agree the situation being raised/complained about is ridiculous.

I hope that in dealing with people in such a manner , even if they still don’t like the answers, I come across as professional, well informed and on top of my game, along with having a degree of empathy and understanding of the issues raised.
The explanation of why people within the game (despite all the headlines in 2012) fail to recognise the death Rangers is never given. After four years Andrew Smith’s (Scotsman) communication with John Clark has been the closest  to getting to some form of adult dialogue.

It is within such an atmosphere that the national manager believes he can easily dismiss the folk paying his wages.

Strachan appears to have a dim view of the public commenting on his tactics and capabilities. While I agree there can be some ill informed nonsense of radio phone ins and the like,  it seems to have passed him by that many a Scotland supporter will have played the game at some point, perhaps even to a decent level. Some will be coaches taking all manner of sides and a good many will have participated in SFA coaching courses aimed at producing his players of tomorrow (if he is in the job after tonight!!). Some will have played and coached other sports, again perhaps to a high level.

Such people should not be dismissed so easily by trying to avoid awkward questions or talking of and outstanding performance of a chosen striker who hasn’t scored in 20 odd games.

Yes the manager needs to protect his players in an attempt to get the best from them but he also needs to tell the truth and give supporters a bit of insight into his thinking. 

As someone said on Sportsound last night we all know that Rhodes and McCromack have been sold for higher transfer fees than Chris Martin. We know they have consistently scored more goals than him throughout their careers. We all know that Griffiths (CL and Europa cup Experience) can score and S. Fletcher seems to be gaining a bit of form again. Nothing against the lad but Chris Martin seems no more of a candidate for an international striker than any of the aforementioned.

Why do people within the game think the rest of us are some form of pond swilling imbeciles who no experience of team building, tactics, delivery of strategy, assessment of competitors, planning and preparation etc etc etc.

Frankly from the national team manger and his masters downwards there are very few ‘inside the game’ who fill me with confidence at this time with regard to how the game is managed and where we are going.

Accountability, Transparency, & Brave Sir Robin
While the Joey Barton situation is interesting ( including the precedents of Black and Simonsen not getting sacked for betting) surely the SFM should be more concerned with yet another failure of the national team to beat a lower ranked opponent – this time at home.
FFS WGS get a grip.

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HOMUNCULUSDECEMBER 28, 2017 at 13:48

Indeed. And that was my other thought.
Even if Mark Allen does a good job T”Rangers wouldn’t see any cash for any upcoming talent (internal or bought in)  for a god number of years.
To date a good few lads showing talent have been allowed to leave to keep the lights on.
At present the only prospect they have is McRorie who I think has stepped up and performed well when asked.He certainly has confidence and could develop into a decent centre back playing with the likes of Souttar for Scotland.

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I am sure the thought will have crossed other’s minds but will say it anyway.
Celtics ‘free money’ from the VVD  transfer is more than T’Rangers stated  loan requirements to keep the lights on for the next year or two.
Thats the size of the gap between Celtic and the rest of us.

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DECEMBER 22, 2017 at 12:56

Lets just call it 14 February for old times sake and serendipity. 21

It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
Statement O’clock but on another matter.

ClydeSSB tweeting Murty appointed until end of the season.

It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
EASYJAMBODECEMBER 22, 2017 at 10:33

Thought that may be the case but was wondering if someone would be trying to get ahead of the game.

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