Of Assets and Liabilities

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Paulsatim says: Monday, November 5, 2012 at 13:39 That ticket appears to …

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paulsatim says:
Monday, November 5, 2012 at 13:39

That ticket appears to have a surname printed on it and doesn’t say ‘complimentary’ above the price. This would suggest that it belongs to a season ticket holder, so it may not actually have been free….maybe!

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Richard Wilson (@timomouse) says:
Friday, November 2, 2012 at 20:37

Thank you for taking my ‘complaint’ with the spirit in which it was intended. Personally, I am all for league reconstruction and would welcome a less convoluted league system, properly administered from the very top However I do have a major concern about any proposed reconstruction which is driven by the incompetent beaks at the SFA.
I am also a supporter of reconciliation. Unfortunately that only ever works when the antagonist is prepared to admit their guilt and able to face up to the impact of their wrongdoing.
One day, perhaps, but so far, I have seen little of that kind of reasoning and humility from either the management of fans of The Rangers.


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Richard Wilson (@timomouse) says:
Friday, November 2, 2012 at 19:58

I understand what you are trying to say and, while I may disagree with it, I defend your right to express your opinion. If I could take issue with just one area of your blog though. In your first two paragraphs you appear to be trying to draw some moral equivalence between death threats being directed to an individuals (specifically a journalist, in this case) and being called a bad name by someone who disagrees with your views. I am sorry but, in my humble opinion, the orders of magnitude in each case should prevent you from drawing this comparison.
PS I am not a TDer.


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iceman63 says:
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 15:46

Well said iceman63.

At the risk of repeating myself, the SFA have made a charade out of a mockery out of the sham that is The Rangers debacle. In my humble opinion, Scottish football is now an absolute shambles, at all levels, with no direction and no real optimism for improvement (up the smelly stream without the requisite oars). As a result of a simple failure of leadership and an unwillingness to apply their own rules, which is, in the end, the only reason for their existence, the SFA have accelerated the runaway decline of the entire game in this country, perhaps beyond repair.

The demise of Rangers and the loss of the poisonous ‘Old Firm’ brand presented a wonderful opportunity for the SFA to start to rebuild the tattered image of Scottish football throughout the world. With this ‘reduction in corporate influence’ on their decision-making processes, they could have pushed the necessary changes to ensure a fairer distribution of the game’s wealth and to encourage sustainable grass-roots development with a view to a brighter future. Instead the disgraceful actions and inactions of the so-called ‘governing body’ with regard to old Rangers have only served to exacerbated the inherent financial problems which were already affecting clubs throughout the divisions.

This was also a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sideline the vile sectarianism and bigotry that blights our nation but which the ‘Old Firm’ brand positively encouraged. If they had allowed the old club to just die peacefully a new 21st Century Rangers would surely have arisen, built in the image of the majority of decent supporters of the old Rangers and without the baggage of the old traditions. Sure crowds at Ibrox would likely have gone down at first as the extreme element of their support drifted away realising that their mind-set was now unwelcome at this new inclusive club. However, in the longer term the New Rangers would have risen back to the top tier by sheer strength of numbers as those decent supporters (especially those with young families) who had stopped following the club during the last decades due to the extremists behaviour started to come back to support their ‘new’ team.

In fact, it appears that the SFA will never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. Instead of using this crisis to make necessary changes to the advantage of all clubs, the support and Scottish society as a whole, what we got was tacit approval for the status quo, the same old same old; declining crowds, declining revenues and declining standards and increasing tribalism, increasing antagonism and increasing mistrust. Okay so they brought in Mark Wotte to help encourage and develop the skills of our young people, however his is a long term plan whose imminent impact will be minimal and, barring some major revolution, the game is likely to be all but dead by the time his crop of players come of age.

In any other line of work every individual who had presided over this fiasco would be encouraged, if not persuaded, to do the honourable thing and stand down for the benefit of the whole body. That the head of this organisation is ‘heavily conflicted’ in the death of old Rangers, who by his own admission, is ‘unable to do his job properly’ just defies belief. Which takes me to my main point, Campbell Ogilvie-why are you still here ?


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My only worry is that your little allegory could give the impression that CO was somehow ‘duped’ by the big bad corporate beasties residing at Edmiston Drive and that he did/does not have access to ‘inside’ knowledge about WTF is going on over at Ibrox.

Personally, I don’t buy that, however, as we all know, this ‘poor’ guy has always had it within his powers to put an immediate stop to his ongoing personal nightmare by simply applying the agreed rules ‘without fear or favour’.

Without even having to use the powers invested in him, he could simply brandish them like a sword of truth to cut through the Gordian knot of Sevco/The Rangers ownership. That he failed and continues to fail to do so, even to the detriment of his own authority and the game in this country as a whole, smacks of either fear or complicity (or perhaps even both).

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