Comment on Comment Moderation Thread by Taysider.
I feel a bit uneasy at the line taken here. I understand how difficult it must be to moderate these sites and I don’t wish to add to that. However the comment:
“It also seems a bit inconsistent that Celtic have long been criticised for failing to make a stand against the authorities but are castigated when they asked why the officials got it so wrong last week”
does make me wonder if it is perceived as “out of order” to question how the club have approached this issue. If Celtic wish to be seen to be in the vanguard of a push for reform of our governing bodies then the way to do that is surely to build as wide a consensus as possible? If you want to raise an issue about refereeing standards, recognise that it can cut both ways and say that for all of Scottish football you want to raise the issue of how to improve them rather than focus on an explanation for one decision against your team.
Comment Moderation Thread
Not only was your post deleted Highlander but also one from me and one from Auldheid! Guess we’re all on the naughty step!
FWIW my post had a message for those who post on this site and for those in the Boardrooms of our clubs, that the best chance of progress in terms of Scottish football authority reform is by building as broad a consensus as you can. A CEO or Chairmen who speaks for the greater good of the game is more likely to build support than one who appears to come from a partisan perspective.
History, Neighbours and Made Up News
I’m usually in lurker mode these days but I’m puzzled by this Barton story.
If I was working for any self respecting media organisation, especially one allegedly national and objective, then I would be wondering why has this story appeared in the newspapers now, who is responsible for it being leaked and what is their objective in doing so?
I’d also observe that based on recent precedents (see examples in BBC article, link) Barton should surely be expecting, IF guilty, somewhere in the region of a six match ban, three or four of which would be suspended.
Instead Radio Shortbread, based on the postings here, is busy already deciding the fate of the guilty (allegedly) one. I write based on postings here as I stopped listening a while back. Maybe one or two others have done the same.
Incidentally rest assured that any decline in season ticket renewal at Celtic will be put down to the fans voting on the future of Deila by the MSM. Of course that could be true. But I’d be astonished if Res 12 gets any mention as a possible factor!
BIG PINKAPRIL 19, 2016 at 08:54 39 8 Rate This
The successes Rangers have had on the field of late have seen SFM numbers down. In fact, and worryingly for the future of SFM, over a third of our monthly subscriptions have been cancelled in the last two months and our daily traffic has reduced by a commensurate 35%.
I’d echo the comments of others on here that the decline in SFM numbers (fact) may not be an outcome of The Rangers recent success on the field (conjecture). For many if that club have won the Championship with the best team and without the benefit of financial doping (which I hope is true) then fair enough. I think it is at least as likely that there is a sense of fatigue with the continued strategy of the MSM, authorities and clubs to ignore and attempt to marginalise those who have justified ongoing concerns at the governance of our game given the events of 2011 / 2012. The recent torrent of MSM propaganda which would suggest that Scottish football is all about one rivalry with all other clubs just so much blank canvas on which to paint blue and green brush strokes doesn’t really help and indeed ignores and is an insult to the many positive aspects of what many would see as something of a renaissance over the last few years.
If what we have seen over the last four years is a war for the soul of Scottish football, it may be tempting to be concerned with the current position, but we need to take a long term view. Some battles will be won, some not. It may be that Resolution 12 is too technical to galvanise a large number of supporters of all clubs in the way the blatant attempt at re-writing the rules in 2012 so that a form of a liquidated club could be in the top flight was. But given that we KNOW the authorities have a bias towards special treatment for those that that they see as the essence of what Scottish football is all about, that we KNOW the MSM including the BBC are lickspittles to that agenda, then the role of those who continue to independently and objectively scrutinise is all the more important. Whatever the outcome on Res 12 there will be other issues. If any club is again intended to benefit from the largess of authorities more concerned with what they consider to be important instead of the fair application of the rules we have to be ready. The MSM are in decline. This is the age of the bampots.
Look Back to Look Forward
I see Livingston FC have had to apologise after a quite shocking post on their official twitter feed!
I’m not clear what was more offensive, the suggestion that second tier rules would accommodate the needs of Sevco (by re-scheduling the final game for tv) or mis-naming of Sevco as “The Rangers.”
It is extraordinary the contrast between the MSM triumphant return propoganda stuff and how a low profile tweet on the feed of a second tier club can lead to such a rapid retraction. It’s a funny old world.
Look Back to Look Forward
JOHN CLARKMARCH 23, 2016 at 17:20
No I didn’t hear that JC. I find that periodically I change station or turn the volume down almost as a reflex action.
Not surprised by the anecdote of course, that is “well behaved” journalists getting the juicy stories along with the juicy lamb! As for Kenny Mac becoming a journalistic truth seeker, well I guess anything is possible but I won’t get my hopes up!