John Clark Meets “The SFA”

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I think we can all agree that the standard of …

Comment on John Clark Meets “The SFA” by Bogs Dollox.

I think we can all agree that the standard of refeering in general is poor and above all inconsistent. That therefore makes you wonder what the Assessor is reporting back to the SFA after each match and what action (if any) they are taking and on what basis.

From Flemings comments, summarised above, the answer seems to be not much because they are getting it pretty much right. A typical head in the sand SFA approach bordering on being dismissive for questioning them in the first place.

A while back there was a referee who made a bit of a stand over the process for advancing and promoting referees. Needless to say he stopped refeering. I vaguely recall he appeared on Radio Scotland Sport to discuss the matter.

He was pretty candid but for the life of me I can’t recall his name. He seemed to suggest that the referees are drawn from a narrow base i.e. the professional classes of lawyers, accountants etc and that advancement is not always down to ability. Can anyone remember his name and maybe he would be willing to write for SFM blog.

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ThomTheThim 16th February 2016 at 2:33 pm #Bogs,
Was it Mr. Craven, the unfortunate fall guy in the Dougie Dougie Affair. He was hung out to dry and Dallas even went on Radio Scotland and made a liar of himself in trying to cover up Mc.Donald’s crime.
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I’ve had a search online and in the period where H Dallas Esq was the heid honcho no less than three refs turned in their badges.

Craven was one because he had some integrity. Steve Conroy was another who after being demoted to the lower leagues after some poor performances resigned and expressed disastisfaction with the selection and advancement process at the SFA.

But I believe the guy who was on the Radio and who resigned back in 2012 was Charlie Richmond. He too expressed disatisfaction with the hierarchy.

This was all around the time of the referee strike and as we know Dallas resigned just after that and Reagan promised to sort it all out but that task must have fallen to the bottom of his “to do list” as the standard and governance of referees remains shambolic.


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Don’t worry Jimbo I’ve thought of an interesting football related post.

What views do we have on the standard of football we are paying good money to watch these days? Even Celtic don’t play the open attacking football one would expect.

My own view is that it is very poor fare and I’m not convinced Scottish football is on the right track to bring our youth through.


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cuddlybear 6th February 2016 at 12:00 am #wottpi 5th February 2016 at 6:45 pm, My opinions on the way the club is being run are (almost) all positive at the current juncture.
I am content that we finally have people in the boardroom that want the best for the club, rather than parasites whom are interested only in their own personal gain. There seems to be a determination to bring the club to a self-sustaining level, cutting costs, and managing expenditure. The approach to the playing staff of buying young players who are likely to raise in value and may turn us a profit is also long overdue.
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A club that lives within its means is good. It must be a humbling experience for many of your fellow fans.
My question is this. If it cost only £5.5M to buy the “club” why did no real Rangers men step in before Whyte/Green et al?
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 Warburton is impressive, has introduced an entertaining style of football that has delighted the fans. Our bedrock is our support base, and with crowds between 42-50000 for the second tier, I am confident we will have a full and rocking Ibrox if we can gain promotion for next season. 2016-17 could be a mouth-watering prospect, but after the outrageous collapse against Motherwell in the play-offs, I’m refusing to take anything for granted at this stage.
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It wasnt a “collapse” against Motherwell. You were PUMPED by the worst Motherwell team in 10 years or more (I say this as a Well fan BTW). You weren’t good enough on the football field. Simple as that. RRMan McCoist fixed that for youse by working hand in glove with Green to fill his pockets off the backs of the fans hard earned.
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My one doubt is Dave King. I am not 100% convinced about him and probably have a healthy paranoia given the recent past, but so far, so good. It is certainly night and day from a little over a year ago, when the parasites were in full control and the team a disastrous rudderless ship. The 1st of January 2015 will stick long in the memory, King’s purchase of the shares and a certain interview given by Mr. Doncaster that put the cat among the pigeons
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King is a convicted criminal. I would not be happy to place my trust in similar if it was my club.


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I’d estimate King’s exposure as between £2m-£4m.
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I’d estimate it at 12 months in the pokey.


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Cluster OneDecember 22, 2017 at 21:24
BOGS DOLLOXDECEMBER 22, 2017 at 21:00 There must be institutional investors who would grab the 20p because they need to make some sort of recovery on their initial investment.I bet there are a few individual investors who are a bit cheesed off with Dave. ————– Is there anyone left who may have 1p shares from the start? 19p profit right there
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Didn’t the 1 pees later buy in for the same number of shares at a higher value thus making their average price paid much higher?

It’s a no brainer for the non emotionally involved at 20p.


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HomunculusDecember 22, 2017 at 20:42
Just one thing that confuses me.
If people are claiming that the shares are currently trading at 27p, it’s a nonsense but just for the sake of the question.
Do they think that if they double the number of shares available then they will stay at the same price.
It’s a share in a business ffs, surely if there are more of them issued then each one is worth less (or worthless in this case).
So let’s say here’s the scenario. You have shares in a business worth say 14p each. The business is making losses, every year. It’s £16m in debt, and admitting it’s going to lose more this year, and next. Predictions are of the business being £23m in debt, at least. It’s also a toxic brand, operating in a field (pardon the pun) which traditionally does not make money.
Someone comes along and offers you 20p for your shares, no questions asked, no haggling, a straight 20p a share.
You knock this back … really. 
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There must be institutional investors who would grab the 20p because they need to make some sort of recovery on their initial investment.
I bet there are a few individual investors who are a bit cheesed off with Dave.


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essexbeancounterDecember 22, 2017 at 20:28
Bogs Dollox StevieBCDecember 22, 2017 at 18:29Guess that the CoS result could /should trigger a couple of events in the short-term;– King resigns from RIFC & – the auditors Campbell Dallas ‘do walking away’ ?You would think…?  +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Their reputation is on the line. I would think ICAS practice regulation are keeping a close watch on this one._______________________________________________________ ICAS Practice Regulation only get upset when recalcitrant, (no, not “concomitant”) members, like me, fail to return meaningless checklists or forms in time. Please believe me…I have “got form” in this area…. Only when a serious complaint from “members of the public” is received, would any notice be taken…and minimum action result… Please remember, that ICAS members, at least 20 in number, have been involved in this whole RFC/MIH/TRFC/TRIFC omnishambles over the last 20 years or so….and….yup…a big fat zilch from the “public”… I rest my case….
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Is it possible to complain anonymously? Or is it necessary to leave the country soon after complaining about “accounting concerns” ?


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Cluster OneDecember 22, 2017 at 20:18
SANNOFFYMESSSOITIZZDECEMBER 22, 2017 at 18:42 2 0 Rate This https://philmacgiollabhain.ie/2017/12/22/sevco-prepares-for-a-post-king-scenario/ ——————– Wow! they want the ex -city trader to be understanding about his severance claim. ————- Mr king has already stated this matter had been delt with.Or was this glib and shamless lier not telling the truth once again
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This is like fending of HMRC in the days when 1872 was a club.

Back then the chat to the HMRC was “Look guys can you hold off for a bit from chasing the Wee Tax Case liability because new owners have taken over and we need some time to sort it all out – youse will get your doh!”
I recall the Daily Record often insisted Mark Warburton was a really smart guy.


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