John Clark Meets “The SFA”

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Re: refs / a personal observation. Can’t remember if I am …

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Re: refs / a personal observation.
Can’t remember if I am repeating myself here but…

I used to work with a chap a few years ago, who was promoted to refereeing SPL games.
He is a very clever, amicable guy, in a highly demanding senior role – and as far as I am aware a decent ref. 
When he got his first game as ref at Parkhead, I asked him afterwards when he would get top ranking, [FIFA ranked ?]

I will always remember his rather matter-of-fact response: he wouldn’t get to the top because ‘his face didn’t fit’ in the SFA’s refereeing hierarchy, [to paraphrase]. I chose not to inquire further.

I was surprised to say the least that this very capable guy would accept this state of affairs – but I think he just loved the game and being involved.

Just another little anecdote that mibbees the refs set up at the SFA is also dysfunctional ?

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John Clark Meets “The SFA”
neepheid 14th February 2016 at 5:05 pm #

The Record talking up Scottish football, as per usual…
This is where the SMSM is wilfully ignorant, IMO.
Their seemingly constant, invidious reporting of Scottish football is harmful not just to the game…but ultimately to the SMSM ‘journalists’ themselves!
Just think how positive, refreshing – and uplifting – Scottish football reporting could be, if there was no Govan club to bow down to…  🙁

John Clark Meets “The SFA”
It’s all (relatively) quiet on the Govan front.
…court cases and pitch sizes / surfaces aside…

A distinct lack of rambling, nonsensical statements issued from TRFC.

Something’s not right !  😉

John Clark Meets “The SFA”
“The Independent and Independent on Sunday newspapers are to cease print editions in March, leaving only an online-edition, the owner has said…”
The irony: how long before the SMSMSMSM print ‘journalists’ scramble to try and become ‘prominent internet bampots’?!

They are several years too late. 19

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It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
Just a wild idea…

But, what if King declared himself bankrupt?
[Well in a court recently, he did claim he was ‘penniless’].

Of course anyone who knows of the glib and shameless one would assume King would have assets hidden, or in his wife’s name – a la wee Bazza?

Would bankruptcy effectively kill off the TOP sanctions?

At this point it seems that King’s reputation is ruined in Scotland – and with the bears and even with the SMSM?

King’s time is up playing charades as ‘the Rangers saviour’, and he must – you would think – be thinking about preserving his remaining wealth as he approaches retirement…?  09

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Mibbees after 20 years of failure, the national team and the SFA don’t deserve a dedicated, national stadium?

And Hampden is simply not worth keeping as a football venue for mainly sentimental reasons, IMO.

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CO, I think Phil’s scoop about the manner of Nicholl’s appointment deserves a: Wow Just Wow!
It displays how dysfunctional the management structure at Ibrox has become, and you would think, it is a massive red flag.
[Apart from having no cash.]

I also have my fingers and toes crossed that in 2018 my £20 bet on TRFC finishes bottom 6 comes in – with the help of an Admin. event.

[Thanks to fellow Bampots for the tip: interestingly Sky wouldn’t accept a £50 bet for a 150/1 long shot…]

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All the best for 2018 Bampots!

And just have to add this headline from the esteemed DR, so it must be true;

“Bluenoses out of joint as Rangers pub to be turned into gay sauna’s bar”

Couldn’t possibly comment on the article…but a couple of sentences did jump out as sounding familiar;

“…Annie Millers was one of Glasgow’s most hardcore Rangers haunts and it was a real shock for a lot of fans when it closed last year.
A lot of drinkers were hoping that someone might rescue the pub so it could reopen as it was before. This definitely won’t happen now…


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Guessing it’s quiet as the Bampots have been out watching the footy…or getting dragged around the shops by their better half for the sales ?!

Wife told me last night about the Dembele ‘sale’.
Immediate reaction was that it was nonsense from the SMSM.

There ‘could’ be some truth in it: e.g. an off-the-record tip from either CFC or Dembele’s agent, perhaps to simply instigate a bidding war ?

But, my initial reaction to any big story is to always doubt the SMSM’s veracity: the lamb munchers were exposed a long time ago…and it’s a surprise that the DR in particular is still on sale in hard copy format. 

If he is sold for X millions, how will the SMSM / Level42 spin that as ‘bad news’ for CFC…and bad for Scottish football ?  22

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