John Clark Meets “The SFA”

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 A lot of talk in recent posts about how the …

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 A lot of talk in recent posts about how the ‘top clubs’ have too much money yet still want more. This short video clip is interesting , talking about how the ‘top clubs’ no longer look for good players, but for various reasons (fan expectations, shareholder perception etc) now won’t spend on bargain players with potential.
What really interested me was how the host tried to introduce the question of too much expectation because of the amount of money they have, yet it was the journalist (I think he is a journalist anyway) who seemed determined to avoid that debate and took the view that it was right for those big/rich clubs to ignore the bargains. I always thought it was beneficial to clubs to unearth a gem, but he seemed more interested in protecting the environment of big money sales for ‘big’ players who presumably deserve their big salary.

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John Clark Meets “The SFA”
But, CF, isn’t that one of the things the fans (and the SFA and the SMSM) hate Craig Whyte for? How will they like it this time around?

John Clark Meets “The SFA”
It seems odd to me that we are all happy to decry those members of the SMSM who refuse to tell the truth about all things TRFC*, whether that’s going along with the big lie, falling in line behind their latest charlatan leader or refusing to denounce the (wider) issue of sectarianism in football.
We are all very quick to compare them with proper journalists who report on truly life/career-threatening issues, whether those be in theatres of war or simply exposing political wrongdoing. In comparing them, we are happy to belittle the SMSM for being afraid of a few antagonistic people in the TRFC* fanbase.
Yet here we are perhaps with an opportunity to make our voices heard a little more widely through Reivers’ petition and we continue to hide behind our computer screens just in case he is harvesting our details to add to ‘the list’.
Surely we need to stand up for what we believe in here.

John Clark Meets “The SFA”
Nice one, Ryan. Well deserved and excellent banter. 04

Recent Comments by nawlite

Enough is enough
EB, you state that the SFA’s rules allowed them discretion to transfer the membership. Just for clarity – is your reason for doing so purely to clarify for others on here that the SFA did not break their rules in allowing the transfer? I.e. a warning not to claim the SFA breached their rules?
Or is your reason for stating it an argument that the transfer of membership allows the current ‘Rangers’ to claim that it is the same entity as the ‘Rangers’ currently in liquidation?

Enough is enough
AS, you need to remember that as far as the SFA is concerned there’s no uncertainty ‘cos Dave said he would put the money in! So that’s awrite then.

Enough is enough
If Dorrans’ signing was after the accounts cut-off, then I can only see Cardoso, Pena, Herrera, Candeias and Morelos signing for a fee according to TransferMarket. Their fees listed there total only £7,380m not the c£10m shown in the accounts. Anyone any ideas?

Enough is enough
Given that Dave doesn’t have any control, I’m wondering who the nice person at NOAL is who keeps sending TRFC money out of the goodness of his heart?!?

Enough is enough
Tris, you say “Celtic wouldn’t be risking very much if some more equitable model was introducedThey’d still have more money than most.”
Of course they would………but only most in Scotland. That’s my point – why would they weaken themselves against the ‘big’ European clubs whom they have ambitions to better or at least compete with? You suggest they should because somewhere down the line they MIGHT need to improve due to increased competition from better domestic clubs. Seriously? “Let’s weaken ourselves against the clubs we’re aspiring to match in the hope that years ahead we MIGHT get better and they (keeping all their money) don’t”!?!?!?!
Let’s be realistic. You can’t expect a business/club to do that.
I want better competition and improving standards in Scottish football as much as anyone, but the more naïve comments I hear, the more I’m convinced that it can only be done by somehow forcing UEFA to drive it from the top down (or, as you say, the bubble bursts and we start from scratch).

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