John Clark Meets “The SFA”

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ThomTheThim 16th February 2016 at 2:06 pm #Ask Clyde FC, Clyde FC’s …

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ThomTheThim 16th February 2016 at 2:06 pm #Ask Clyde FC,

Clyde FC’s error appears to be that they followed the rules and clyped on themselves. Not that they didn’t pay HMRC at all, that they paid them late. The SFA will be making a rod (flexible when they want it to be) for the space where their backbone should be if they penalise Clyde FC heavily – so I fully expect Clyde FC to get the maximum punishment allowable.

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John Clark Meets “The SFA”

So is it unreasonable to wonder if all Scottish papers are a waste of time in terms of impartial coverage.

It doesn’t have to be impartial per se – the allowance of a plurality of views would be a start! (They need to allow the spectrum of opinions – obviously with the caveat of actual verifiable truth behind it – you know like multiple sources to stand up a story, not just a press release from the interested party)
I don’t think it’s restricted to sport either – it’s been obvious since the iPhone arrived that Apple press releases in particular on product releases are churned out more or less verbatim.


John Clark Meets “The SFA”

Further to the above, I have received response from my source in the northwest.He advised me that the Stretford, Urmston Messenger is delivered through his letterbox as a weekly free advertiser. Likewise, the Crewe & Nantwich Guardian was a weekly free delivery when he lived down in Cheshire.Neither of those titles are paragons of journalistic virtue, so is that the way ahead for the Herald following their withdrawal from attempting to carry on as a reputable newspaper?

Likewise the Advertiser series in County Durham – those are all the firelighter sheets – delivered free to every house whether you want it or not (I was one of the young lads that delivered the Trader, a competitor of the Advertiser – neither the Advertiser nor the Trader carried any articles at all that I remember… house sales in the front “half”, a pull-out for something like kitchens in the middle and used cars at the back). Loved leaflets and other inserts because they could triple your pay 🙂 (1p/paper, plus 0.1p/per 4 pages over 40; 1p per leaflet, plus 0.5p per additional leaflet)


John Clark Meets “The SFA”
The thing that continues to stick out at me throughout this saga is how thin-skinned some people appear to be. 
Seems to me that these people cannot handle any opinion that they dislike and must denounce it as lies and attack the messenger. This behaviour is repeated over and over despite the happenings of the last decade or so indicating that they might not like the news, but thus far it has proved to be more reliable than sticking their fingers in their collective ears and shouting “lalala I can’t hear you” or of course attacking the messenger…


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Wouldn’t you want Minty up first ?No chance of running out of time to question him thoroughly.Everyone else can feel a bit more relaxed / forthcoming, as Minty is the one being singled out for prodding with a stick ?

You’re too young, Ironside is what you need to study… It always goes down to the wire until the last minute piece of evidence (wielded by the wheelchair-bound Ironside) is unearthed to save/convict the accused.
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That way your single issue and our multiple issues can be dealt with to EVERYONES satisfaction and we move towards fixing this game of ours.

Repairing would probably be a better term…


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Perhaps if the clubs don’t want to be held responsible for the behaviour in their grounds, the answer is simple – don’t sell tickets. 
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