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On Fair Play or on abandoning fair play…..

I’m more than a bit surprised at some of the recent Sevco signings who do not come cheap in k per week terms.

Looking at my wage calculator (and removing a payback to Ticketus because although I suspect they are still involved it is only a suspicion), if the average weekly wage is £3,000 per week then Sevco need to sell 37,000 SBooks.to avoid going into debt.

If SB sales are around 22,000 then they will accumulate £4.5M debt by the seasons end. They only break even by year 3 if they are in the top tier. So the SFA must have bought into CG’s business case, although being in a position to help a leg up to the top tier reduces that risk.

Now whilst UEFA FFP standards do not apply to the SFL surely the principle of the ratio of football income to spend is not being abandoned by the SFA? I know UEFA could not give a monkey’s, but a member association abandoning a key part of UEFA policy by which national associations are bound, suggests UEFA FFP is a busted flush before it gets off the ground.

CG was boasting about being debt free at the end of the season but that will depend on where the funds to finance wages are coming from and if it is not from footballing sources does it come within UEFA’s FFP parameters in ratio terms? I might have to do some checking.

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How many fancy attending this event?

Or how about a big turn out at the SD Conference in August?


Now if ever a platform existed to get the point across about lack of trust in the SFA then this is it.

Anyone up for it?

Night Terror says:

August 1, 2012 at 5:13 pm

If this site, or something like it, is to be a success, it needs a clear statement of what it exists for.

Is there such a thing, or is it just fpr the continuation of the banter on RTC?

Without a clear purpose, I fear a slow lingering (and boring) death.

Absolutely. Made that point early doors. If we do not know what we are trying to achieve how are we to know how to go about it and if it has been done?

If its just another talking shop, the Internet has many.

Supporters had a universal aim of fair play and an idea of what that was in our collective minds and how we would know if we were getting it. So a general boycott of SB sales did not need to be organised, each individual took their own decision to withold SB money.

The aim of that was to stop an SPL/SFL1 parachute and it was successful. But what is the aim now, and how can it be achieved? Without an aim or a method it will all be shovelling steam.

We need to involve trusts and associations on the bog or through the blog to take our issues into the SFA itself and sit around the table there and speak for supporters.

Supporters Direct look like the obvious channel but are they able to engage? Not if this advert is an indicator? Anyone out there up for the job?


I could do that job myself but I’m retired

The Young Chevalier (@Glenfinnan) says:

August 1, 2012 at 3:27 pm

An excellent explanation of the various differences. The problem we have is that Rangers are in fact a myth. The strong Rangers was a myth because they were pumped up on financial steroids.

The “skint” Rangers that “won” three titles under Walter Myth (another one) were only skint because they had spent money owed to the tax payer to create that team all £24M of it and more.

There is the myth they are a great club when all the hallmarks of greatness are absent.

Now a new myth is being peddled by the msm (mainstream mythmakers) that it is still the same club.

Which is why they will never die, myths never do.

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It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
The allegations on CQN that Bobby Madden has a gambling problem surely require his  removal from the the firing line until the allegators are proved wrong.
No snap decisions, just a leisurely swim until there is no question as to his motivations. 

It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
Dons/Hibees/Jambos and any other club wanting a UEFA spot.
Flogging players who have put TRFC near top of league is an admission those players unaffordable.
The solution is to make a licence for TRFC conditional on a realistic sustainable business plan. SFA are not doing their licencing job. Never have in fact.
So what questions are your club Directors asking the SFA?
Why not get them to ask UEFA if they are happy with the way SFA process licence applications from Ibrox. Seems UEFA not happy.
Proper club licencing can level the playing field a bit but it also protects all clubs from charlatans selling jam tomorrow.

It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
Allyjambo 21.41

Matthew Lindsay: Time for Dave King to depart Rangers – but who could take over at the Ibrox club?

Rangers need to be run by individuals whose integrity is beyond doubt.
Do such individuals steeped in blue exist?

As rare as a dodo nesting on an iceberg in Carlisle Bay, Barbados.
” No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” Albert Einstein 

It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
I got my electronic copy of Not The View delivered yesterday.
Browsing through I thought I recognised The Christmas Tale offering and was pleased to read it as I had forgotten it was a tale I told at Christmas in 2012 (on CQN I think).
I think it worth repeating as a reminder of why SFM exists – because we love football and we love Scottish football and we aren’t done yet.
See me?
See me?
Ah jist luv fitbaw.
Its funny cos I was never that interested until about age eleven when a good pal, who was destined never to see his 21st birthday after a car crash in Rome encouraged me to try it. John was there to become a priest but got fast tracked by the Big Man who knows a good guy when he sees wan.
John encouraged me to give it a go in Suffolk St.  We played “croassies in” with the metal pull down blinds that formed the gates to the interior of the Barras as goals. Plastic baws, Fridos then Wembleys, arrived about then and many a red hot poker made the game a bogey in a failed attempt at repairing a burst baw.
(I blame the whelk shells; they were aw ower the place from the Oyster Bar in the Gallowgate (where I was entrapped in the cellar two weekends in a row cleaning whelks and mussels) and the ravenous appetite of the Glasgow punter for shellfish.
I played fitbaw morning, noon and night and saw Glasgow Green pitches UPGRADED from black ash/clinker to red blaze. We thought we were Wullie Fernie playing on that stuff and there was a case for playing with 10 baws as teams were filled with tanner baw players (goalies were just last man standing) for whom the object of the game was to beat everybody else in the opposition before scoring or it wisnae a goal.
I remember wan night  at the Glasgow Green waiting to play for St Alphonsus v Our Lady of Fatima  when I saw Tony Green, who was a Mungo boy and went on to play for Newcastle and Scotland before injury ended his career too early, waiting, sannies under his arm, to get a game with any team who were a man short. I think the OLOF manager mugged wan of his boys as Tony appeared for them and turned a virtuoso performance against us to give OLOF a 3-2 victory.
I started work and went to London for a year to work in the old Post Office Savings Bank. In my first week Jock (a Jock) approached and asked if I played. He never mentioned the sport, he didnae hiv tae, we wur already communicating at the spiritual level only fitbaw lovers can reach (the kind of thing that electrifies CP on CL nights.)
I get directions fur a game oan the Saturday at Acton Town and turn up, new Puma boots, paid by my transfer grant, under my arm (nae sannies fur me) On entering the park ahm puzzled, there wiz GRASS everywhere, nae clinker or red blaze in sight.  “Must be roon the back of the dressing rooms “ I remember thinking.
Anyhoo I gets changed runs roon the back to see — MAIR grass as far as the eye can see. So I troop back tae the dressing rooms to get directions to the ash pitches. When I explain what ah wiz used to playin oan they aw jist looked at me like my village wiz searching fur their idiot.
Well I get sorted out and line up. The baw, I remember, wiz a size 5 orange wan, but no wan o they bricks wi laces. The first pass to me wiz high and ah chests the ball doon and whirls roon afore I get studded from the back as wiz the custom oan the narrow pitches of Glasgow Green. To ma amazement the nearest opponent to me is about 4 yards away. As I look into his eyes I smile and turn to Jock at the sidelines and shout.
“Yer gonnae need anither baw” as I meander off in pursuit of the only goal that counted for a tanner baw man. I think I managed 7 before netting and I’ll take that. It wiz oan unfamiliar grass after all.
 Postscript “Aye very guid Auldheid” yer thinking (if you have stayed with me so far.)
“Nice reminiscing and it is Christmas Eve, so thanks fur the memories. “
But there’s mer tae this tale fur
See me?
See me?
I jist luv fitbaw.
Its ma game, its  OOR game and when I see the mess those responsible for looking after its welfare have made of it ah want to do something.
I hope ahm not alone.
Dec 2012

It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
That Dave King is allowed any influence in Scottiish football is a dereliction of the duty of the SFA to protect our game from criminality.

Dave King should be called to account by the other clubs via the SFA to provide evidence he can do what he has promised, which is bank roll TRFC.

At the very least the clubs should be preparing for another insolvency event at Ibrox and deciding the conditions they will set for TRFC to continue taking part in Scottish football on the same basis as every other club, who act with the utmost good faith to fellow members.

The clubs via the SFA have the powers under Club Licensing to do so, powers that the SFA Comp Off can only conclude the SFA have failed to utilise. Powers that UEFA must have recognised by now as a result of Res12 letter of May 2016 and UEFA Licence submission this year, are not being used fully by the SFA.  

It was self preservation that underpinned the 5 Way Agreement . The dangers of that agreement – destroying integrity, undermining trust, ignoring deceit – become more and more manifest and should alert other clubs to the necessity to exercise their collective responsibility to each other and so to our game that they govern via the SFA on our behalf, using Club Licensing powers.

When a particular course of action designed to preserve self is not working it is human nature to try another course.

Not renewing STs come April/May unless positive trust restoring actions are taken by our clubs collectively, is one way of changing minds about what is self preserving.

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