Accountability, Transparency, & Brave Sir Robin


TONY OCTOBER 11, 2016 at 16:50 … phil’s latest ========================= Phil is allegedly, implying – …

Comment on Accountability, Transparency, & Brave Sir Robin by StevieBC.

OCTOBER 11, 2016 at 16:50

phil’s latest

Phil is allegedly, implying – in writing – that there are issues wrt the last 2 quarters of VAT payments.

Well, if he is not quickly forced to take down this particular post…then we all need to stock up on the popcorn !  22

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Accountability, Transparency, & Brave Sir Robin
Phil suggesting that the stadium issues are becoming problematic,
and VAT returns issues.
Supplier invoice payments overdue.
The ‘best/highest paid’ TRFC player not playing – either on or off the field.
Cash flow issues.
A disillusioned MD.
An absent Chairman.
A seriously p!ssed-off team manager, [probably].
TRFC slipping towards mid-table mediocrity.
An unimpressed / impatient / unforgiving group of supporters.

The perfect storm ?

Shouldn’t gloat…  15


Accountability, Transparency, & Brave Sir Robin

Phil’s latest suggests that the TRFC MD might be on a holiday, as he wasn’t around Ibrox today when Traynor was having his public meltdown.

Long-term sick leave taken due to the stresses of trying unsuccessfully to cut costs at Ibrox ?

Wouldn’t blame Robertson at all if that was indeed the case.

The signs of the roof caving in at Ibrox, [and metaphorically speaking as well 14 ], are there for all to see.

Accountability, Transparency, & Brave Sir Robin
OCTOBER 12, 2016 at 16:59

On another matter it seems Mr Traynor has caused a bit of a rammy at Mark Warburtons presser this afternoon.You can see a small excerpt here
You can also watch the full thing on Sky News.
Oh dear.

Warburton totally undermined – in front of the SMSM and on TV – by an external PR contractor !

Feel a wee bit sorry for the guy.  

No respect shown to him by Traynor at all !  15

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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…?!


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

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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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