Comment on Gilt-Edged Justice by luoanlai.
Great gestures in support of the Pars from the Rovers, Cowdenbeath and Alex Ferguson.
Clearly, the major issue is entirely our own fault.
However, it is worth remembering that Rangers FC (IA) were kept on a life support machine by the administrators, against the best interests of the creditors, with the express desire of keeping them in the SPL.
Had the administrators done their job properly the (woefully bad) Pars team would not have been relegated. We may have been facing a very similar problem in the future, but we certainly would not have been facing it this season.
This was compounded by the fix to promote Dundee with no sporting or other rationale for their selection over the Pars.
All of this presided over by our esteemed world class sporting bodies.
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On Grounds for Judicial Review
Two posts on one night. Suddenly I’m prolific!
I noticed that “Five men have appeared in court to face criminal charges relating to the deaths of 96 people at Hillsborough, more than 28 years after the disaster.”
A lesson in the value of persistence in the face of dishonesty, corruption and establishment cover ups.
On Grounds for Judicial Review
I’m a regular reader of this site and occasionally comment. I’m a Pars fan.
Ross McArthur is a Pars fan, as are all of the people on the board of Dunfermline Athletic. Almost all of the people working at the club are volunteers. The club is run as a Community Interest Company and lives within its means. The current set up at Dunfermline Athletic could well be the ideal set up for provincial clubs in Scotland. When Dunfermline Athletic nearly died, I donated all of my life savings (a fairly small amount) to help to keep the club alive.
I would like Ross and the club to be more vocal about governance of the game. However, I totally understand their decision to focus on getting our house in order and keeping it in order. There was no love lost during the process of wresting control of the club away from Gavin Masterton. Dunfermline Athletic was hours away from liquidation, but was saved. Gavin Masterton nearly killed us.
The statement that Ross made acknowledges that the previous regime brought the game into disrepute by the way in which they ran the club. Other clubs in Scotland have been close to oblivion. Some have died. Not many have been as open about how shameful the actions of their predecessors were. The Pars have just been beaten 6-0 by a team where the previous board are back in charge of a new club. The contrast between the two clubs could not be clearer.
When you parse the statement made by Ross, please look at it from the perspective of a fan who fought to keep his club alive and is now working tirelessly, on a voluntary basis, to rebuild its reputation through actions and not words. Dunfermline Athletic is solvent and fan funded, with fans involved in the decision making at all levels. This is still the very beginning of the story of the rehabilitation of Dunfermline Athletic, but it’s a story that’s worth a look, if you believe that the future of the game in Scotland needs to have fans at the centre.
Time for Scots Government to Take Bull by the Horns
It’s been a while since I last posted.
I know this won’t happen, but the timing of the tax case result and the disaster in Europe last night gives the football authorities a unique chance to draw a line under the whole thing and make some kind of amends for their actions over the last few years.
Admit that Rangers cheated, now that the tax case result is undeniable. Strip the titles. Stop bending over backwards to placate the blue pound and start to treat the new Rangers on the same terms as every other team in Scotland.
End of the Road for King?
Coral’s position is that Rangers were demoted, not relegated. That does not imply any stance on OC/NC. That’s a pretty smart place to be to keep their prize money and their blue betting money.
History, Neighbours and Made Up News
I think you’re being too rational.
Finloch puts this situation in the context of people who run businesses that give them bonuses. I think it’s a very smart way to think about what happened. Almost all of the decision makers that he has referenced will get MORE BONUS MONEY SOONER with Celtic and Rangers in the Premier League, regardless of whether they are the ‘real’ Celtic or Ranger.
While I have some sympathies with grand conspiracy theories, it does seem like almost everyone that we complain about gets paid more when Rangers and Celtic are in the same division.