Launch of SFSA Fans’ Survey

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Jimbo – ‘At Celtic v Rangers games at Parkhead their fans would wave £10 notes at us.’

Yes, the taxpayer’s £10 notes!

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To Comply or not to Comply ?
I think the new site looks great.  Very fresh and clean looking.  Well done.
To get the new season off to a good start, I’m planning Ross County today and Aberdeen tomorrow.  A trip of over 500 miles.  We did Aberdeen vs Burnley last week, which was a real pleasure.  Bumped into lots of very friendly Burnley supporters.  One had travelled up from Bournemouth, which was impressive.  That’s about 1200 miles, round trip.
Not sure if anyone covered this, but staff costs last year at Aberdeen were £7 million against £61 million at Burnley.  There are some very well paid people at that club.  Good luck to them though.


To Comply or not to Comply ?
Given the proceedings that are pending on Mr King, then it would surely be a good idea for him to keep a low profile.
All credit to him, he just laughs in the face of normal thinking. 
If there’s one thing that has been evident during this whole farcical Scottish Football episode, then it is that crime pays, and that honesty, fair play and paying tax is for losers.
Congratulations once more to Celtic on being the Scottish Champions.  Barring a Scottish Leicester, then I think you can rest assured that you will always be the preferred honest Scotsman’s alternative team.
And, I agree with the SFM’s legend, that is John Clark, that Mr King intends primarily to get his lost £20 million back. Today, on the face of it, appears to have been a big step forward for him.  Give it up TRFC supporters, his wine cellar is getting low.


Journey’s End?
Hi Cliffhanger
Thanks for that link.  Imagine a Scotland list, why, yes I can.  Imagine it on the BBC website or in the SMSM, no I can’t.
The supporters used to be told where the referees came from.  That was back in the 80’s.  Most of them came from Strathclyde and were lawyers or accountants.  I doubt that has changed.
There was one referee from Aberdeen at that time, but he would never referee an Aberdeen game.
Could a list of Scotland’s referees not be produced by the SFM?
10,000 hits a day is a lot of knowledge.
It would pass the time until something else happens.
Are there any referee’s in Scotland that are former players?  It would seem a logical progression for players to go on to become referees when they can no longer play at a high level.  But I doubt it would happen in Scotland as I’m pretty sure only a small percentage of Scotland’s population have any chance of ever refereeing a high level Scottish football match.
I could me wrong, after all most of my thoughts are based on very little real knowledge.


Look Back to Look Forward
Thanks Highlander for an excellent post @ 21:06 today.  I haven’t said much for a while, but Highlander moved me to tears and the keyboard.
For the large majority of Scottish football fans, since Rangers’ death and the birth of Scottish football’s fairly level playing field, there has been a much greater interest in football.
If The New Rangers FC come back and compete, while continuing to accrue unsustainable losses, then I think there will be a big reaction from the footballing public.  
Then, I think they will leave in droves.


LNS – A Summary
I can’t find who posted the link to the BBC’s survey, but thank you.
The main question and my answer are below
Q13. BBC Radio Scotland’s remit is to:provide accurate, impartial and independent news;report and scrutinise national political life carry extensive sports coverage support Scottish music, culture and arts fully reflect the diverse faiths, cultures and communities of Scotlandprovide opportunities for informal learning across a wide range of subjects encourage participation.
How well do you think BBC Radio Scotland does this? 
My answer:
Generally good, but recently the sports coverage has declined.
I was very disappointed at the loss of Jim Spence.  He comes across as a very intelligent, honest and balanced individual.  He never hid the fact he was from Dundee, but was still able to deliver a neutral, accurate, impartial and humorous report on a subject.  He was a sad loss.  By the way, I am not Jim Spence, but I do pay a licence fee.  He is sadly missed.
The employment of Richard Wilson was a mistake.  His affiliation to Rangers could never be described as impartial.  When he writes, he can’t hide his distaste for all things not Rangers.  I feel Richard’s pain.  His adopted club are going the same road as his previous club.
Chick Young, what can I say.  If he could string two sentences together without saying something stupid, then it would be a surprise.  He claims to be a St Mirren supporter, which maybe he is, but his excitement when Rangers are doing well is truly remarkable.  His colleagues laugh at him.  Impartial he is not.
There are others in the team, who I am glad I cannot remember their names, who are also concerned about the state of their football team.  The particularly sad thing for them is that unless something odd happens, which is always possible in Scotland, then their new team will follow their old to the grave.
It is fairly obvious that whoever pulls the strings at BBC Sport Scotland ran about in blue football strip when he was a wee boy.  When the inevitable happens, I will think about him and how happy he was as a child.  How things change.
The BBC Sport Scotland is going the same way as the Daily Record.  The number of people who will listen will decline.  You’ve lost me from a lot of your programmes.


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