John Clark Meets “The SFA”

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Bogs, You’re right, it was Charlie Richmond. After Dallas resigned/was sacked, John …

Comment on John Clark Meets “The SFA” by ThomTheThim.

You’re right, it was Charlie Richmond.
After Dallas resigned/was sacked, John Fleming stepped into his shoes.
His appointment was endorsed by Phil Mac, who seemed to have knowledge of him.
Paul Larkin’s book, Anyone But Celtic, describes the power and influence of the Lanarkshire Branch of the Refs Association.
It makes for interesting reading.

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John Clark Meets “The SFA”

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.

John Clark Meets “The SFA”
incredibleadamspark 16th February 2016 at 1:11 pm #ThomTheThim 16th February 2016 at 12:06 pm

…..even though Celtic have reps on these boards, their vote add up to the sum total of one.
I presume that you have not read any of Auldheid’s documentation on the actions/inactions of the SFA/SPFL.
The media uproar following Willie Collum’s handling of last night’s game is almost unprecedented.
He had a poor game and one team suffered.
However, WC has had bad games before with narry a mention. Why?
Was it because of who the main beneficiary is?
I don’t want to indulge in “whateaboutery”, but the tales of refereeing incompetence (?)involving my team are generational and our complaints have been dismissed as paranoia.
Anyway, bottom line. The Scottish football authorities have been demonstrated to be at best, incompetent.
It is not that the Rules are wrong, as devised by the board members, including those of my club.
It is the failure of the officers to apply those rules properly and fairly, without fear or favour.
Ask Clyde FC,

John Clark Meets “The SFA”
I would welcome any proposed new set up if it meant escaping the vile clutches of the totally incompetent/ corrupt SFA/SPFL.

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BLUAUGUST 16, 2017 at 12:09
Thanks for the reply.
Not only were Celtic restricted in their business, but other clubs, like Hearts,who were denied a Euro place, due to granting of a licence under dubious circumstances.
Events have caught up with our exchanges, in that the Celtic Supporters Ass. reps have just reported on a meeting they had with Doncaster and Mc.Kenzie.
I don’t think that Celtic have officially called for a JR, but there are moves afoot to seek one.
Auldheid and BRTH are the men to explain what is happening there.
It was disclosed at that meeting that although Celtic were the only club to call for an Independent review publicly, the SPFL Board, with the support of the clubs, backed the call.
Fear is the reason that none of them spoke out. Memories of the trouble that visited Raith Rovers, after Turnbull Hutton’s stance, including an attempt to burn Starks Park.
Celtic’s power in Scottish football translates to one vote in the chambers of power.
Same as every other club…and so it should.
However, any business, and football is a business, should have the right to develop their enterprises in a fair market.
Scottish football has not been that for at least the last twenty years. It is the SFA’s responsibility to ensure the conditions prevail that all clubs can operate to their own limits, without the nonsense that they have protected and sanctioned.
They have been found out and exposed.
If they are unwilling or unable to reform, then they have to go. If not, then I would like my club to leave their corrupt operations.
Not feasible, I know, but it is the only honourable option.
It is not a Celtic v TRFC thing, even though many would like it to be seen as such.
It is up to 41 clubs to see that your Armageddon scenario doesn’t happen.
I don’t think I can add any more to the subject…..for now!

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JOHN CLARKAUGUST 15, 2017 at 23:36

Amen to that.#serendipity.

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BLUAUGUST 15, 2017 at 14:38

To date, I may be wrong, but Celtic are the only club to publicly state their disquiet at the silence from the authorities, re any ramifications of the Supreme Court verdict.
They have asked for a review of the LNS conclusions. They also expressed concern at the time.
It would appear that all other clubs are happy to operate under the status quo, even though it has been exposed as a corrupt sham.
The grounds for seeking to leave are connected to the inability to pursue their business in an open and fair environment, which can have a detrimental effect on investors and shareholders, as well as an emotional effect on supporters.
Recent events have shown how physically unsafe Ibrox is and that is before you consider structural safety.
There is no appetite, there’s that word again, either in political. football or media circles to push for meaningful change and certainly not amongst “diddy”, (your word, not mine) clubs.
Personally, I think that those are enough grounds to kick the dust of Scottish football from our heels.
As to whom you apply and where do you go, that is the uanswerable question.
It would have to be by invitation, as in the case of Derry City, when their playing invironment became intolerable.
It would all be needless,if the aforementioned stakeholders, for once, acted in the name of integrity and for the proper good of the game.

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Sometimes, very rarely, actually, I have a certain sympathy for Scottish journalists.
I think their main fault is in trying to keep hold of their job in a small theatre of action.
None of them are free to write whatever they want. They are controlled by editors and owners.
In Scotland, that is about two or three entities.
Anyone scribe who submits a critical piece on the glaring issues in the game, would first of all find his article spiked….closely followed by his P45 on his desk.

As in the game in general, the supporter, reader, customer, is the one with the ultimate power.
Another wee thought.
In the absence of any vocal demand from the other 40 clubs, for a proper J R,
Would Celtic have a case to present to ? for relocation?
As thing stands, Scottish football is not a fair or safe place for the club to conduct it’s business.
All that would be unnecessary if the combined authorities in Scotland acted in a manner that would cleanse the game from all it’s evils.

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It is difficult to reject the idea, in light of the now transparent breaches of the Law of the Land and of Football, that should the football authorities and ALL clubs not seek to cleanse the game of the practices that facilitated the misdemeanors, that a club, who feel that they are the main victims, should seek fresh pastures.
(Sorry for the long sentence, but I couldn’t get off it!)
Sorry also for being parochial, but, at the outset, I claimed that my club, Celtic, had only two options open to them, if they were not going to be seen as complicit in events and condoning them, much like an innocent, deceived spouse who continues to live with the deceiver.
Those options were to relocate to another League, if any would have them,like Derry City,
Shut the shop and say that the cheats have won, like Belfast Celtic.
Unless the SFA/SPFL are called to account, to continue to be a member club is condoning the actions by default.
I may add that neither of my options are feasible, therefore unless meaningful change is effected, then all clubs will be complicit in condoning the actions of the governing bodies.

Trish, you’ve got mail.

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