LNS – A Summary


Extracted from the SFA / News webpage; “NewsScottish FA educates coaches …

Comment on LNS – A Summary by StevieBC.

Extracted from the SFA / News webpage;
“NewsScottish FA educates coaches across the GlobeMonday, 30 November 2015
The Scottish FA will deliver coach education courses on FOUR separate continents in December, with projects taking place in Scotland, Asia, Africa and South America.
The programmes are aimed at enhancing Scotland’s reputation as ‘Home of World Class Coaches’ in line with the 2020 Scotland United strategy and forging long-lasting partnership with associations and clubs across the globe.

Football Development Manager Donald Gillies says having Scottish FA coaches working across the globe shows the reputation that Scotland has in the field:


I am not qualified to comment on Scottish coaches’ current reputation across the globe.
Maybe other, informed Bampots could comment on the veracity of the above SFA quotes ?

But I certainly can comment on how this seems to confirm that the SFA does in fact live in its own wee bubble / bunker.
No website ‘News’ entries on the HMRC win, or Going Concerns on TRFC accounts…but the SFA will gladly tell you about how it ‘educates’ the world about football.  

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LNS – A Summary
neepheid 17th December 2015 at 7:46 pm #… Reputation is everything for a barrister. Being represented as a bumbling fool by your client is about as bad as it gets. I expect Murray to issue a retraction very soon.
Absolutely nh !
And by issuing that public quote, Murray has shirley flagged up a vote of no-confidence for this ‘error-prone’ QC, so RIFC/TRFC cannot instruct him ever again.

Which leaves the unfortunate QC to demand a public retraction and apology ?
Or will the QC add another meeting to the ‘Rangers’ fixture list this season – in court that is – and demand damages ?

I’ll go for a grovelling ‘clarification’ from Murray in due course…  

LNS – A Summary
Extracted from DR article today;
“…The Rangers director says that while the QC in last week’s court case made a mistake in saying it was paid back already, he says it will be repaid when the right documentation is in place.
Talking to STV Murray said: “First of all to clear up what happened in court last week, that was just a simple mistake which was made by our QC. He didn’t have the facts to his fingertips.”…

So Murray is publicly stating that a highly paid – and probably quite bright – QC just ‘made a wrong assumption’ [?] that the GBP5M had been repaid – when in fact it hadn’t ?

Would anyone – never mind a QC – make a statement like that – and in court – unless they had reliable proof / reassurances which they could trust ?
I smell sh…  14 

LNS – A Summary
Good job BP.
It’s no effort to add SFM – or any other website for that matter – to their distribution list.
And nobody would consider that a club is ‘endorsing’ any of the recipients. So what is the risk ?
You would think the clubs would appreciate – and be grateful for – wider coverage of their communications ?
Keep at them BP…they’ll eventually learn…I hope… 09

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Cluster One 22nd December 2020 at 23:01

SPFL toast new sponsor as Glen’s Vodka backs Scottish football until 2023 SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster hailed the partnership…


I see there is some mild criticism reported in the SMSM, but Doncaster, IMO, is confirming he is tone deaf with his comments.

The game has been screaming out for Gov't. – i.e. taxpayers' – financial support due to covid, yet it continues to simply blank the opinions of its customer base / taxpayers.

I'd guess the majority (?) of fans are uncomfortable with the national team – and our clubs – being strongly associated with booze, gambling, fast food, junk food, etc.



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Extract from the BBC:

shirley, Blatter wasn't planning on a return to football next year…?!


"Fifa has lodged a criminal complaint against former president Sepp Blatter over the finances of a museum in Zurich, Switzerland.

The complaint relates to the involvement of Blatter and other former officials in the Fifa museum project.

It is the latest allegation of financial impropriety against Blatter, who resigned from his post as president in 2015 amid a corruption scandal.

The 84-year-old has always denied any wrongdoing.

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Jingso.Jimsie 22nd December 2020 at 11:28

It was a terrible advert for Scottish football: a poor game which lacked any consistency of quality play from either team, poorly refereed…


I suppose 'beauty lies in the eye of the beholder', but I thought it was a great advert for Scottish football – especially for the neutrals.

Totally agree that technically, the footy on show wasn't the best – and neither was the match officiating.

But: 6 goals, a bit of argy bargy, controversial refereeing, individual mistakes, suspect goalkeeping – plus the drama of a penalty shoot out to make history, or not.

Too many times I have watched the technically gifted EPL 'big games' where the footy on offer was high quality… but boring as hell.

At least the Scottish Cup Final wasn't a typical, dour and overly defensive 1-0 game?


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As this is the Scottish Football Monitor,

well done to the Buddies for their epic, totally unexpected Cup win last night.

Likewise, it's good for the game that Ross County also progressed in the cup with their own big win.

At least one piece of silverware will be leaving Glasgow this season – which is no bad thing at all, IMO.

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J.J agreed: and who knows the full impact of covid on transfer fees – and the duration of any depressed transfer market.

I didn't read the full RIFC Annual Report or the full AGM notes, so may have missed it, but;

It makes sense for Robertson to state that a couple of players need selling each year: seems to have worked OK for CFC in recent years.

But, for a cash strapped club in the middle of a pandemic with few, young sellable stars in the squad – you'd think Robertson would be shouting loud about cost cutting…

except TRFC is desperate to stop 10IAR.

TRFC should be focused on short-term cost-cutting measures to counter the immediate Going Concern risks.

To state the bleedin' obvious.  indecision

Choosing to focus on winning the SPL title rather than focusing on survival is RIFC's choice to make.

…as our incompetent SFA blazers look on gormlessly… again.

If Robertson had an improved governance body as he claims to want, then the SFA would be asking searching questions of TRFC long before now.


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