Launch of SFSA Fans’ Survey


STEVIEBC AUGUST 4, 2017 at 16:06         Quote from the TRFC MD, Stewart Robertson… —————————————————– There …

Comment on Launch of SFSA Fans’ Survey by Jingso.Jimsie.


AUGUST 4, 2017 at 16:06        

Quote from the TRFC MD, Stewart Robertson…

There was a similar announcement by Robertson before the home tie with Progres. Perhaps fan behaviour is one of his KPIs this season?

Either someone within Ibrox has realised that the sectarian element is holding them back in some way (from outside investment, perhaps?) or Police Scotland (I doubt it would be the SFA/SPFL) has told them that it simply isn’t acceptable anymore.

I’m sure there will be an announcement before next week’s Hibs game kicks off. I don’t think it’ll stop the inappropriate songbook though. 

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Launch of SFSA Fans’ Survey
Who was Charles Green’s ‘inside man’ when he was buying his basket of assets?

Green was an outsider, yet seemed to know exactly what buttons to press with the media, SFA, SPL & SPFL.

I’ve one particular name in mind…

Launch of SFSA Fans’ Survey
I’ve only speed-read the SPFL statement: 

Am I correct in assuming that Mr. Moynihan QC is saying that the findings of the-then SPL’s in-house commission are inviolable/unchallengable in law & have legal status greater than that of several CoS cases & the Supreme Court? Even though that commission itself has/had no real legal standing?

Yon fella Doncaster really is worth every penny!

Launch of SFSA Fans’ Survey
Some very interesting posts over the last 24hrs. Thanks to all who’ve posted.

Re Milne: I can only think he has one eye on the huge residential development on the outskirts of Edinburgh & thinks that the potential financial rewards from that will outweigh any football-related reputational damage.

Re title-stripping & the prize money re-allocation scenario: The prize money is all but unrecoverable.  I do wonder what might happen if any of the financial institutions who took a hit when several clubs restructured (& had written-down) their debt realises that some of their losses was down to the catastrophic mismanagement of the governing bodies.

Re the GB: It’s a spectacular own-goal by the GB. They can’t win. I suppose CFC would rather shut down that section for this season & refund any monies paid than allow the GB to continue as they are. 

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It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
Re potential transfers out of TRFC: any club interested in a player will (or should) be aware that the club is cash-strapped. It may well be that half a dozen may have to go make a dent in that £4m (even including getting them off the payroll).

That Warburton has been sacked when the MSM talk was that he intended to plunder TRFC for a couple of players in this window is an issue the Ibrox board  may have to concern themselves with.

It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One

DECEMBER 28, 2017 at 15:38

It doesn’t matter if it is paid to a trust or your aunt Agatha, you still have to pay the tax. I have no idea why they use the name Agatha, but they do. 

PG Wodehouse: Bertie Wooster has a fearsome Aunt Agatha. 

Wikipedia also states that ‘Aunt Agatha”, or “Great Aunt Agatha”, is a term sometimes used somewhat disparagingly by workers in the City of London’s financial markets to describe a risk-averse, low-volume, non-corporate investor.’

Here endeth today’s lesson. (For me, too. I was aware of Bertie’s aunt, but not of the financial reference.)

It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
Companies House is open for business today.

There may well be updated information before this evening.

It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
Perhaps I have the wrong end of the stick, but it’s my understanding that whatever RIFC wish to do with regards to their Res.11 undertaking is predicated on the TOP & Lord Bannatyne.

If Lord Bannatyne decides the TOP’s ruling with regard to DCK is enforceable, then the ‘shares’ clock/timetable is turned back to 12 April 2017, the date by which DCK should have bid for the remaining stake in RIFC. Res.11 would be null & void due to changed legal circumstances & it would be as if it was never voted on at the AGM.

If M’Lud decides that the TOP’s findings are unenforceable, then Res.11 applies.

Happy to be corrected if the above is wrong.

It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One

DECEMBER 20, 2017 at 17:48

IMO, following the prolonged McInnes debacle, TRFC is now playing a high risk game.

By not appointing a new manager and by not paying potential compensation – the Blue Room is in full control over January player movement, or player departures mostly.

So, with Murts temporarily manning the tiller TRFC can try to avoid another cash crisis next month. [?]

But…what if TRFC receives a right good humping at Celtic Park on the 30th ?

Whatever the results between now & the end of the year, Murty is nominally in charge.

Despite Craig Swan in the DR waving the flag for Tony Pulis, TRFC simply can’t afford a high six-figure salary (or low seven-figure pay-packet) for a manager, who’d actually be a coach given that there’s a DoF in post. I don’t know if Pulis has worked with a DoF in any of his previous jobs. I also don’t know if TRFC could afford to dispose of the DoF, or handle the media/fan flaming that would result.

I still suspect that a senior player will step into the player-coach role at minimal, if any, cost & TRFC will continue, as they are at the moment, to be managed by a committee (DoF, Johansen, Murty, said player-coach & PR guru) until May/June 2018.

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