On Grounds for Judicial Review


I don’t have anything on Calderwood’s potential move to Rangers …

Comment on On Grounds for Judicial Review by nawlite.

I don’t have anything on Calderwood’s potential move to Rangers or the corruption that (may have) supported that, though ‘perma-tanned idiot’ is a good one. My own personal experience is just that he was an a*se.
My son played under-10s through under-12s for the Norrie McCathies, a team set up and managed by ex-DAFC player Graeme Robertson in memory of the deceased club captain. When Jim Leishman was manager at DAFC, he was a strong supporter of the boys as he knew and worked with Graeme (Graeme still called him Gaffer).
Calderwood had no interest whatsoever. Only once did Graeme get him to do something – he attended the boys’ Christmas party one year (held at East End park, so no big hardship!) and handed presents to each boy (provided by parents, not DAFC, just to be clear). Calderwood struggled even to smile and say Merry Christmas. Graeme then asked him to give a short speech to the boys – you know the “You’re doing well. Stick in, work hard and some of you might make it” sort of meaningless nonsense. In front of those boys and parents, Calderwood out loud refused to say anything to encourage those boys to do their best and push themselves for the sport they loved.
I never rated him after that.

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Enough is enough
EB, you state that the SFA’s rules allowed them discretion to transfer the membership. Just for clarity – is your reason for doing so purely to clarify for others on here that the SFA did not break their rules in allowing the transfer? I.e. a warning not to claim the SFA breached their rules?
Or is your reason for stating it an argument that the transfer of membership allows the current ‘Rangers’ to claim that it is the same entity as the ‘Rangers’ currently in liquidation?

Enough is enough
AS, you need to remember that as far as the SFA is concerned there’s no uncertainty ‘cos Dave said he would put the money in! So that’s awrite then.

Enough is enough
If Dorrans’ signing was after the accounts cut-off, then I can only see Cardoso, Pena, Herrera, Candeias and Morelos signing for a fee according to TransferMarket. Their fees listed there total only £7,380m not the c£10m shown in the accounts. Anyone any ideas?

Enough is enough
Given that Dave doesn’t have any control, I’m wondering who the nice person at NOAL is who keeps sending TRFC money out of the goodness of his heart?!?

Enough is enough
Tris, you say “Celtic wouldn’t be risking very much if some more equitable model was introducedThey’d still have more money than most.”
Of course they would………but only most in Scotland. That’s my point – why would they weaken themselves against the ‘big’ European clubs whom they have ambitions to better or at least compete with? You suggest they should because somewhere down the line they MIGHT need to improve due to increased competition from better domestic clubs. Seriously? “Let’s weaken ourselves against the clubs we’re aspiring to match in the hope that years ahead we MIGHT get better and they (keeping all their money) don’t”!?!?!?!
Let’s be realistic. You can’t expect a business/club to do that.
I want better competition and improving standards in Scottish football as much as anyone, but the more naïve comments I hear, the more I’m convinced that it can only be done by somehow forcing UEFA to drive it from the top down (or, as you say, the bubble bursts and we start from scratch).

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