Everything Has Changed


Bunion says, Sounds like another useful chant for fans to follow …

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Bunion says,
Sounds like another useful chant for fans to follow on from the Ogilvie Out! one. Who’s up for it?

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Everything Has Changed
Saul Alinsky’s rules for radicals.
It might be helpful to look at the strategy and theories for change, and how radicals should confront the power holders. Saul Alinksy, the Amercian academic and organiser wrote about this in the 70s. From Wikipedia:-
“For Alinsky, organizing is the process of highlighting whatever he believed to be wrong and convincing people they can actually do something about it. The two are linked. If people feel they don’t have the power to change a situation, they stop thinking about it.”
“Through a process combining hope and resentment, the organizer tries to create a “mass army” that brings in as many recruits as possible”.
“There’s another reason for working inside the system. Dostoyevsky said that taking a new step is what people fear most. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and chance the future”.

Saul Alinsky’s rules for radicals:
• RULE 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood.
• RULE 2: “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone.
• RULE 3: “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty.
• RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.
• RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.
• RULE 6: “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They’re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones.
• RULE 7: “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” Don’t become old news.
• RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new.
• RULE 9: “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.” Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist.
• RULE 10: “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.” It is the unceasing pressure that will result in the reaction of the opposition that is essential for the success of the campaign.
• RULE 11: “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog.
• RULE 12: “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.” Never let the enemy score points because you’re caught without a solution to the problem.
• RULE 13: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.

Food for thought?

Everything Has Changed
My letter to AFC

FAO Mr Milne & The Board,

Like many other fans, I am astounded at the interpretation and “punishment” from this enquiry.

Like many other fans I am seriously questioning whether to continue following my team, as paying money and participating only gives justification to flagrant breaches of rules and sporting integrity.

Like many fans I am waiting for leadership from some club or other to challenge the favouritism of the authorities. 

Like many fans I am worryingly confident that a fix will be found to benefit a recently dead team up the leagues sooner than what has previously been possible through the reconstruction plans.

I sincerely hope that AFC will be the club to show some leadership, honour, integrity and in the words of a famous north east writer, some ‘smeddum’ to help heal Scottish football. 

Everything Has Changed
I haven’t looked at these interim accounts, and forgive my potential ignorance, but the share issue income was for another company was it not? So how can TRFC include it? Unless RIFC have just given it away, and I can’t imagine the institutional shareholders will be happy if that were the case. Fans yes, others not so much.
Have we all been so duped by CG that people continually confuse these companies in addition to the newco / oldco confusions?

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To Comply or not to Comply ?
Not sure how UEFA game rules work, but I assume the intended team strips are notified to the ref before the game. I assume like here he can order a change to be made. Would he know what strips are registered? Would there need to be any mention of change or unregistered strips in the ref’s report for any action to happen? 
This does seem an odd situation & you would think a club that likes statements would make one explaining the situation if all was well.

To Comply or not to Comply ?
Homunculus- which “Rangers” put out the statement?
If its TRFC, the SFA member, could this be the sort of thing that could be described as bringing the game into disrepute by slandering or should that be libelling the governing body’s officials? 
Would any other SFA member get away with this sort of thing?
Anyhoo, that’s 3 posts from me on the one afternoon & I’d better let someone else have a go – still anything’s better than watching Engerland winning.

To Comply or not to Comply ?
Thanks to Paddy Malarkey for the rules.
So clubs can register a third choice strip, but all must be registered by 1st June, and samples presented to SFA by 30th June.
Was the mandarin one registered & sample presented? If Sports Direct win their case would there be any changes required to that design? If so would it still be a viable product if this needed SFA approval? (Again, no laughing at the back)
You have to wonder at the quality of forward planning down Ibrox way to keep themselves out of trouble & saving money.

To Comply or not to Comply ?
Isn’t there an SFA rule (no laughing at the back) that teams have to register all their strip designs before the season starts? I believe its probably well before now actually.
Not that I’d have any confidence of any SFA action if TRFC fell foul of this piddling little detail, & there might be some discretionary leeway anyway.
A small matter given the news about contract difficulties, but something I’d have thought might have ben raised before now.

To Comply or not to Comply ?
Upthe Hoops, – you must remember that Mr King isn’t on a football club/company board, so the SFA can do sfa about anything he does or doesn’t do. That seemingly includes what he does as an apparent shadow director ( i.e. controlling hand / mind) of TRFC when he makes announcements about that football entity, or hires & fires managers / players.
He’s only the chairman / shareholder / illegal concert party player in the company that owns TRFC. 
He’s not as daft as some may make out.
We all await what the court might decide about his non compliance with court orders, – that doesn’t obviously affect TRFC directly, although their fans & some media folk see Mr King’s inability to stick to rules as a win for the football club.

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