Look Back to Look Forward


JOHN CLARKMARCH 16, 2016 at 22:15 69 0 Rate This ———- Fascinating …

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JOHN CLARKMARCH 16, 2016 at 22:15 69 0 Rate This
Fascinating encounter John. Interesting, too, that he agreed to meet you afterwards. 
Sadly, it appears not only the authorities, but also certain club chairmen have decided to take the path of least resistance. This corruption won’t end well. It’s just a pity not one newspaper will run the story. As mentioned before, it’s like fitba’s All the President’s Men withoot the good MSM media guys. 
Still, I reckon the SFA are worried. And the campaign to promote the liquidation lie and the same-co narrative is costing certain folks a fortune. They’re all on borrowed time and borrowed money. 

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JOHN CLARKMARCH 16, 2016 at 22:15 69 0 Rate This
Morning all? Birdsong and blue skies in North Zealand today. 
John, I posted a response to your meeting with Regan. I was auto-informed it was ‘spam’ and it wiz flushed doon the virtual cludgie 🙂 Don’t have time to re-write again. But, summa summarum – bravo!

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.. and they wonder why nobody buys papers
BIG PINKJULY 12, 2016 at 11:21 24 3 Rate This
John Clark
Danish Pastry has indeed been absent of late. I will drop him a note to inform him of your plea…
Godmorgen allesammen. 
I’ve been absent without leave. Mostly following events via twitter (where I tweet far too much about issues not relevant or welcome here 13 ). Hopefully, there’ll be a theme park one day, based around these sagas, with various ‘rides’ (not all free, obviously, tee-hee).
Onwards and upwards.
PM sent to JC.
Danish aka @ArthurStramash

John Clark Meets “The SFA”
Bravo JC for the interview report. Been following reaction to it. Feels as though genuine movement finally being made to bring issues into the wider public domain. JJ is making a fascinating contribution, too, and quite often echoing sentiments expressed here for the past many years. And his sense of fair play and sporting justice is exemplary. Phil is still adding some deeper insights even though he has a momentous 100th anniversary on his mind, and a piece about that in the works. 

Not posting here much myself, but so many others far more capable do that. Keeping up via twitter, etc. 
Godt nyt år and onwards and upwards in 2016 (somewhat belated).

Two wrongs and a right
jimbo 24th December 2015 at 12:15 am
Happy Christmas Eve everyone on here.
Lovely post jimbo. Brought back memories of gazing into Doig’s Toy Shop on Duke Street in the weeks before Christmas — and the gradual appearence of Christmas trees in folks windaes. Certainly cheered up the black tenements and the dreich 1960s East End in winter. Poverty was a way of life for many of us East Enders, so dreams of Doig’s toys usually remained in the window of Doig’s. Still, selection boxes and annuals were braw, and oranges and thrupney bits in yer stocking wurnae too bad either. In those days you got on with it, Christmas wasn’t hyped up as it is now. I expect children facing poverty today, and who experience a ‘modest’ Christmas, probably feel it more deeply than some of us did because of the slick commercialism promoting a form of celebration not all can afford. 

As an exile with Christmas Day on the 24th in the evening, it seems a long way from Duke Street. But your past never leaves you. I think there’s a wee bairn in aw of us still oan Christmas Eve 🙂

Big thanks to all the excellent contributors to this blog in 2015. All the best you and yours this Christmas and onwards and upwards in the new year when it comes. 
#santaemoji #saltireemoji

LNS – A Summary
bobferris 16th December 2015 at 8:11 pm
More and more it becomes apparent that the football fraternity in Scotland are just a bunch of shits. Chairman after chairman, manager after manager including our national team boss. They do not deserve us. Coming close to the tipping point for me and Accies don’t have many fans to lose!
Bob, it must boil down to some club chairmen feeling they merely run a business. If the terraces are largely empty, it seems not to matter, as long as they’re fed their ration of money from the great TV gods. The loyalty of a certain number of fans is probably taken as a given, so it’s all about gettng snouts in the corporate trough, and to hell with an over-emphasis on rules. But if the hard-core fans protest or threaten to walk away something might just happen on the governance front.

I kept half an eye on some very lower league cup action in England past couple of nights. Matches between clubs who are not fed by the TV gods, not regularly, at least. To be honest, it’s some of the most fun English football I’ve seen in ages. The vulgar money-driven EPL leaves me stone cold. A Championship game is better entertainment But these small clubs like ‘Whitehawk FC’, who were on last night, are the real thing. The enthusiasm of the fans is great to see. Authentic football can still be found on the outer limits of the professional game! 

LNS – A Summary
The Cat NR1 13th December 2015 at 6:10 pm
Is Roger Mitchell now employed by Level 5?
You’d almost think so, but to be fair to him he was interviewed by Jonny McFarlane last week on The Fitba Hacks podcast. A wee bit longwinded at the start, but it became very interesting when Roger started his description of his time in Scottish football. He describes his first meeting with the press and their ‘huddle’. Quite a lot to say about good/bad journos, and especially about Jim Traynor. A few sparks fly there.

He ended with some eulogies to David Murray and Gavin Masterton, which I found a bit odd, considering everything that’s happened. Worth a listen though, for his observations on the press, if nothing else. 

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