An Honest Game? Convince Us.


Exiled Celt says: April 6, 2014 at 1:31 am “But …

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Exiled Celt says:
April 6, 2014 at 1:31 am

“But the 49-year-old has no plans to offload Newcastle – bad news for Toon fans who are desperate to see the back of him.”

Brings to mind a previous “saviour” who had previous involvement with an English team.

Sheffield Utd fans were not enamoured with that particular gentleman, yet their warnings went unheeded.

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woodstein says:
April 5, 2014 at 1:42 pm

… If his employer could show from course attendance records that they were taking health and safety seriously, then in the event of an accident or injury, their Insurers would pay out under their Employers Liability Policy.

Perhaps I could have been a bit clearer. I understand the requirement for such policies. What I meant was that the policies are not taken seriously (if read at all) by the average employee. Attendance at training courses at which one learns how to wire a plug, lift a box, clip oneself onto a safety line in order to climb onto a 6 foot high fuel tank, wear a lifejacket when working near a river, etc, may be a necessity but does not generally change the working practices of said employee.

It does, however, allow the company to not pay compensation when a fellow, due to staff cutbacks, is out working alone when he should be in a pair, isn’t wearing his lifejacket according to the risk assessment … slips, bangs his head and drowns in a ditch.

Sorry, way off topic. πŸ™‚

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Caveat Emptor says:
April 4, 2014 at 6:42 pm

… How can an organisation (William Hill spring to mind) with a publicly stated policy on ethics and corporate social responsibility be part of this farrago and not question the activities (and motivations) of the organisation they are supporting financially?

Firstly, I may be inclined not to put forward a gambling company as a picture of social responsibility … but, that aside, I should imagine what a sponsor wants is for their name to keep coming up. With the controversy surrounding the Scottish Cup semis and final, I should imagine they’re rather delighted if anything.

(Publicly stated “policies” are another invention related to modern business, and should be treated with the same contempt as business-speak. Usually they’re only there so that a company can put them towards an ISO rating. In practice they mean very little, much like your average Risk Assessment – whoever thought up the majority of Health & Safety at Work deserves a medal for keeping so many people in overpaid nonsense work.)

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Campbellsmoney says:
April 4, 2014 at 7:18 am

… I believe that it is the confusion between what β€œclub” means in law and what β€œclub” means in the SFA/SPFL rules (and predecessors) that has caused so much nonsense.

I remember posting a long time ago about how unfortunate it was that, in the specific case under discussion, the name of the company included the word “Club”.

The use of this word in a company name is actually pretty meaningless and only adds further to the confusion in this instance.

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For an effective claim to be made it should be forceful and expeditious.
Trite comment: Try telling that to many 1970s TV presenters.

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April 18, 2014 at 2:07 pm

You write more like a Sandender

πŸ™‚ Surely you mean a Saniner? I spent many a happy summer day at Sanine beach, having walked over the hill fae Portsoy. Brilliant gun emplacement and tank traps. There was a great summer cafe in the old Church hall (I think it was) with a juke box and everything!

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