Launch of SFSA Fans’ Survey

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A couple of interesting things I noticed in a quick …

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A couple of interesting things I noticed in a quick scan of RRL y/e accounts.  Value of Inventory (goods for re-sale) £39k.  Even at cost price values, that is very low.  The weekly turnover during the year was £49k per week.  So they can only have been sitting with about I weeks stockholding.  Their shelves must have been very bare.  I presume the mountain of unsold stock (strips) at the time had been carried by Sports Direct at their warehouse.

Another is Wages & Salaries.  RRL do not employ staff, SD does and recover the costs from RRL.  To April 2016 £110k.  Again very low (half of what is was in the previous year’s accounts).  Assuming their was a full time manager & deputy manager that would account for at least £40-£50k.  I guess the vast majority of staff are match day employees with a few part timers mid week.  I suppose at 4% – 5% wage costs it’s ok and within the norm.  I’m surprised that halving the wage costs was kept under wraps or else maybe the staff who were let go were on the infamous SD zero hours contracts therefore no redundancies announced.

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Neil Doncaster on his visit to Celtic Park today to witness the opening game of the SPFL:
I just came to say “Hello”

(Neil you won’t be missed!)


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Just back from the pub after watching the opening game of the season.  In the interests of the site I will say no more.  However, as the poster who exposed the drama of the delay in the opening of the new stand at Tynie, I think I should get 2 free tickets for the first game against Celtic.17171818

Think it’s November or December. I will wear my wooly scarf.

(I will not tie it around your goalposts!)


Launch of SFSA Fans’ Survey
http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/sport/football/hearts/hearts-main-stand-delayed-after-club-forgot-to-order-seats-1-4522806

Sorry Jambos not crowing, but I wouldn’t like to be the procurement manager responsible for this oversight.

I think he/she can forget about a Christmas bonus this year.


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Dom16,  Was thinking about Christmas decorations today.  I took mine down.  Most neighbours have done the same.  Nowadays with the huge build up to Christmas from November we are ready to put it behind earlier than in the past.  It used to be customary to keep decorations up until 5 Jan. ‘Epiphany Eve’ or ‘twelfth night’.  It’s good to see them go up but good to see them put away for another year!
(Merry Christmas).


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Historical / hysterical January transfers:
Jean-Alain Boumsong (Rangers to Newcastle £8m, 2005)
This was a strange signing on many levels, with Newcastle paying Rangers £8m for Boumsong’s services just a few months after he’d been available on a free.

The Newcastle manager?  G. Souness! 21

(Think he received an EBT after it)


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Just dawned on me it might be easier to just disable the thumb down button rather than introducing a LIKE button. 


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The thumbs down misuse mystifies me.  It happens often.  I wish we had a simple LIKE button with no dislike option.  You either vote for a post in a positive way or scroll past.  I know it would sacrifice the option of registering a strong disagreement in points of principle, but worth it I think. 

It would take away the perverse satisfaction of these trolls.  Besides, our great posters are very able to counter any dubious posts with logical counter arguments. (Which can then be LIKED)


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