Accountability, Transparency, & Brave Sir Robin


  Bill1903October 12, 2016 at 07:40 Oh and another thing. Its bad …

Comment on Accountability, Transparency, & Brave Sir Robin by Matty Roth.

Bill1903October 12, 2016 at 07:40
Oh and another thing. Its bad enough the Aberdeen v Morton semi being at 1215 KO on a Saturday(with train disruption that day) But to insist its played at Hampden with a probable crowd under 20 thousand is ridiculous. A full house at Easter Road or Tynecastle would have at least made the game look important. You have to wonder if those running the game have the slightest clue.


The old cynic in my wonders if the SFA are quite happy with this state of affairs as it will remind everyone just how important the “Old Firm” is and how irrelevant the rest of us are.
I have no doubt the small crowd will be ignorantly compared by certain Journos to the OF Crowd the next day with not the slightest recognition of the kick of times, travel problems and so on.
Quite a few AFC fans are simply fed up travelling to such a pitifully crap stadium as Hampden for these games anyway.
I’d love to see the SFA have the vision for a new national stadium in Stirling.
OR the balls to admit we don’t need a national stadium and take the games to other grounds around the country.

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Accountability, Transparency, & Brave Sir Robin
The TRFC extension of JBs suspensions seems to indicate they are working to keep him off the payroll at least temporarily if not permanently.
All of which makes the very timely action from the SFA really quite questionable in my opinion.
Are we really supposed to believe that JB just happened to be the only player in Scotland placing bets and the SFA just happened to get their ducks in a row just as TRFC fell out with JB.
I find it just a bit too convenient.
I suspect TRFC reported their own player, which is up to them but what worries me is the SFA are able to act very quickly (once again) when the interests of certain teams are at stake.

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Might a manager in dispute with his club, but not willing to be found in breach of contract, be obliged to take training and get on with his contractual duties within the club.
While activities like talking to the media and being part of the endless Level5 Spin may not be contractual?

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Can anyone explain the recent reports in the media that Rangers had withdraw IP rights from Rangers Retail?
Would prevent Rangers Retail / Sports Direct from selling Rangers branded merchandise? (as the reports seemed to me to suggest)
Or was that misleading and in fact it will only prevent them from manufacturing new products that use the IP?
Its just that I happened to be in a Sports Direct store this week and it was rammed with Rangers merchandise of all kinds, all very much bearing the old and new logos..
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AllyjamboMay 28, 2016 at 10:07 35 1  Rate This 
Matty RothMay 28, 2016 at 09:29  Further efforts to repeat this jaded pernicious nonsense and bring it into the political forum I see:!Hampden-Cup-Final-Shame-The-Roots-of-the-Violence/r982r/574859aa0cf264264f3fba4c Meanwhile nothing is ever said of the comments from Police officers that state the slow response on the pitch was actually direct result of a mob of fans outside of the ground blocking the path for the crowd control officers to enter the stadium. I wonder why that is? _________________
Genuine question, Matty. Is that an official Unionist Party site, as in Tory site? Or is it a site representing Rangers supporters and their political views, masquerading as the site of a recognised political body?
I only read the first paragraph, by which time the bile was rising in my throat, but already I could see it was no more than a rallying cry for the worst of the moronic bears, possibly written by the half-wit who wrote one or more of the TRFC statements.

Hi Allyjambo,
I missed this earlier sorry.
Its certainly not a Conservative and Unionist Party site.
I believe they are a newly created scottish Party for the Union and had a candidate/candidates standing at the last Scottish Parliament election.

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HomunculusMay 28, 2016 at 10:41 0 0  Rate This 
MATTY ROTH MAY 28, 2016 at 10:27 ==================================
As I understand it the club (in this case the SFA) pay for Police within the ground, and possibly in the immediate vicinity. The Police are responsible for public order and have to cover anything happening further away as it is no longer a “football” matter.
If there were not enough Police Officers inside Hampden, or it’s immediate vicinity it is because the SFA chose not to pay for them.
As I said that is just my understanding of how it works. It is also why we see more stewards and less Police officers in and around grounds nowadays.
Re the Police Officers comments, I would agree that they are unattributed, however they are hardly “off the record” when they have been reported in newspapers. 


Sounds like there were plenty in attendance in the immediate vicinity but perhaps not in the right place at the right time, which is hardly helped if they were prevented from entering the stadium when needed.
“Unattributed” is the word I was looking for, much better thanks.

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