Good Try Mr. McKenzie

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ALLYJAMBOFEBRUARY 6, 2017 at 12:05 SMUGASFEBRUARY 6, 2017 at 12:39 I fully …

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ALLYJAMBOFEBRUARY 6, 2017 at 12:05
SMUGASFEBRUARY 6, 2017 at 12:39
I fully accept the points you both make but can’t speak for the writer. Freelance for the Guardian – they decide what goes in the paper (David Conn hardly looked at the story). Bella Caledonia has a different, and dare I say it, bigger agenda.  

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Good Try Mr. McKenzie

ALLYJAMBOFEBRUARY 6, 2017 at 09:58 The writer, Mike Small, got just about everything right in that article, except for the optimism that sporting integrity had been saved. I do wonder, though, what the writer would write now if commissioned to do a short history of Scottish football since 2012!
Would he write how his optimism has been dashed by the continuation of the myth and all that surrounds it, and be justifiably angry at the men who allowed integrity to be lost?
Or! Would he give an explanation of how he, and everyone else, got it wrong in the aftermath of the failed CVA, and that the SFA, the SPL and the media just needed to take the word of a lying spiv to learn why a club called Rangers could never die?
Or! Would he just write it as though he’d never written that fine article in the first place and be as complicit as all the rest?
I have to wonder how a journalist, for that article was clearly written by someone deserving of that title, could write such a scathing summation of the SFA and SPL and, in particular, Regan and Doncaster, and yet be so silent over the Resolution 12 issue! That must have seemed like manna from heaven to a journalist who could write, just a few years earlier, of the saving of sporting integrity, as this was a signal that something much worse than the loss of any sort of integrity had taken place! If he genuinely believed, as this article suggests, that Regan, along with Doncaster, should have been chased from Scottish football, here was the perfect opportunity to make that happen!
I can only assume that Mike Small has retired, or else has allowed his own journalistic integrity to fall beside the sporting integrity of Scottish football! Shame.

Looks like it was a minor detour into matters football AJ. See link for la list of Guardian articles. https://www.theguardian.com/profile/mikesmall


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