Peace – Not War


Dear SFM i note that you are increasingly using the sfm …

Comment on Peace – Not War by SouthernExile.

Dear SFM

i note that you are increasingly using the sfm Twitter account to broadcast your political views on world events entirely unconnected with Scottish football. 

May I respectfully suggest that this is contrary to the spirit of the blog and an abuse of your position. 

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Peace – Not War
Two cheers for a football administrator, chairman of the FA Greg Clarke. 
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In his first few months he has had to deal with the Allardyce fiasco (out on his ear) and now the evolving sex abuse scandal. I hope and think he will respond well. 
Thank goodness we have men of equivalent stature in the SFA. 

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