How Not To Govern Scottish Football


RyanGosling says: He is attacked in Rangers sites, in far more …

Comment on How Not To Govern Scottish Football by loamfeet.

RyanGosling says:

He is attacked in Rangers sites, in far more vitriolic terms, but that is different.



You will have to explain that difference to me. Either personal attacks on Ally McCoist are acceptable or they are not.

I think Ryan is referring to our own sphere of influence – pointing out that Rangers sites are outwith that.
Also maybe that we should be holding ourselves to a higher standard than fan sites do?
Personal attacks (in the pejorative sense) are not in keeping with the TSFM ethos that we have all worked hard to maintain.
Accusations (for example) of sophistry on the part of McCoist at the time of the “dog whistling” episode are, whilst personal, refrain from name calling and other pejorative use of the language. Those who use name calling in response to McCoist’s actions are simply diluting the message and drawing accusations of party bias.

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I do not understand the level of angst that this UEFA decision is generating, although I can certainly see that the media are gleefully whipping it up. The root of the problem lies in the Polish club’s administrative processes, which failed.

It is a bit like getting done for driving 71mph on a motorway with 9 points on your license already and getting banned for a year. A whole year? for 1mph? Easily fixable: drive within the speed limit.

As for justice, well I fear we are looking in the wrong places for justice. As Gordon Strachan said during the world cup, there is no morality in football, only money. The most we can hope for is that the rules, such as they are, are applied without fear or favour. In this case, the rules have been applied.

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Without wishing to continue the debate about the twitter troll, I would like to bring up a distinction that might help us work out what should and should not be commented on here. The troll, disgusting though he is, is essentially unprivileged. His voice carries no weight even if the shocking content of his message renders it more substantial.

The mainstream media, broadcasters, personalities and, to a lesser extent, leaders of associations and online blogs are in a privileged position to get their message heard above the din. These are the people who need to be monitored and, when found lacking, criticised, and they would like nothing more than for us to be distracted from that by the noise thrown up by social media.

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Danish Pastry says:
July 18, 2014 at 7:43 am

Depends which Roosevelt maybe. Theodore R. and ‘teddy bears’ became synonymous, according to urban legend.


Unfortunately for Rangers fans, that particular legend does not end well for the bear…

“[..] the hunt guides tracked down an old black bear that the dogs had trailed quite a distance and attacked. The guides tied the bear to a willow tree and called for the President. But Roosevelt took one look at the old bear and refused to shoot it. He felt doing so would be unsportsmanlike. However, since it was injured and suffering, Roosevelt ordered that the bear be put down to end its pain.”

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Carfins Finest says:
July 4, 2014 at 3:49 pm Wall to wall TV coverage for TRFC this season then.


I wonder how much the SPFL paying them for that kind of coverage? I mean … how much they are paying the SPFL … forgot how it worked for a moment there.

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Dougie, Google may forget but we won’t.

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