Podcast Episode 3 – David Low

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I note that we are having another deja vu moment. The …

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I note that we are having another deja vu moment.

The DK plans states that in relation to the pledges for season ticket monies

“Payment will be taken on or after 15th July 2014 only in the event a security is granted. You will be given 3 days’ notice of any payment to be taken. If the security has not been granted by 8th August 2014 then all instructions will be cancelled and it will be up to you to decide how to proceed with purchase of tickets.”

The Challenge Cup now under SPFL control will commence on 26/27 July
The SPFL season will start on 9/10 August.

Therefore the rest of Scottish Football is again on tenterhooks waiting to see what happens.
Therefore we can have the scenario similar to last year where a team could play in the Challenge Cup but nobody is actually sure if they will be able to compete in the league.

Both the Sevco board and DK could have their heads knocked together if the SPFL supported by the SFA told them they needed proof positive from the member club that it was going to be in a fit state to compete in and complete all fixture in the coming season sometime before the first Challenge Cup game.

If proof was not given then membership suspended for a year and go ahead with byes in the cups and free weeks for opponents in the Championship. Simples!!

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Emergency board meeting tonight?
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Podcast Episode 3 – David Low
loamfeet says:
May 5, 2014 at 2:43 pm
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Placing importance on appearance and conduct is not necessarily a bad thing in and of itself, but it does seem to make Rangers as a social group resistant to change and to new ideas.

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As discussed the other day, attention to detail such as how people are turned out is IMHO good practice as once the standards are set and known then when simply followed by all the bigger issues can fall into place.
The other thing is that taking a pride in one’s appearance, especially when hard up, shows a degree of class and dignity. I am guessing that Struth’s intentions would have been to paint his club and his footballers in a good light especially as others in high places in those days may have looked down on the sport.

The problem is of course that at some point the Struth ideals possibly became twisted to represent arrogance and entitlement.

As the man said himself

“inevitably we shall have our years of failure, and when they arrive, we must reveal tolerance and sanity. No matter the days of anxiety that come our way, we shall emerge stronger because of the trials to be overcome. That has been the philosophy of the Rangers since the days of the gallant pioneers.”

Tolerance, sanity and a bit of good old fashioned hard work is what is required down Govan way if they are to emerge from the position they find themselves in.


Podcast Episode 3 – David Low
Smugas says:
May 4, 2014 at 8:51 pm

I keep forgetting the VAT so don’t you forget IA was also thinking about his costs so he may be trying to ring fence £620k. Or to put it another way 1550 punters at £400 per ST.

Interestingly the precedent of the Martin Bain case was that Lord Hodge held back £480k not on the basis that Rangers were at the time insolvent “either practically or absolutely” but he was concerned with the degree of possibility and “not actuality or even probability of insolvency”.

Different issues given the BTC but the decision will be interesting to see if Lord Tyre follows the same argument and if he ring fences in favour of IA then what does that say about the ‘degree of possibility’ of insolvency?


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StevieBC 22nd December 2020 at 12:26

bect67 22nd December 2020 at 12:50

Agree, if people aren't happy with six goals in a cup final encounter that went to extra time and a nerve wracking penalty shoot out then what is it that floats their boat?

Thinking back, by the end of it I had forgotten there was no crowd in Hampden and was wholly absorbed unlike some games I've watched in these strange times.

OK so the quality was questionable and the result didn't go the way of my team but for me this is what sport should be about. If Celtic had taken it to 3-0 in the second half and strolled to the end of the game, no-one would have even remembered the game next week, let alone years to come. 

Quadruple trebles, Hamilton winning F1 at a canter, etc  are to be admired and respected but I'd say it isn't always 'entertaining'.


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Nice to see the thumbs back on the site.

18 thumbs down for a fairly innocuous post re the cup final and 1 person responding negatively to Cluster One's post re  the BBC's  half time tribute to a 36 year old footballer being struck down by MND!! 

I know people say the thumbs are not the be all and end all of the site, but come on guys, really?


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Very entertaining cup final today.

Penalties a bit of a lottery, as usual,  as both teams could claim they were worthy of the win.

 


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bordersdon 7th December 2020 at 20:23

paddy malarkey 7th December 2020 at 18:36

Would hope by the September rounds there may be a chance to get to games if the vaccine roll out goes well. However in terms of away games can't see any great attraction other than Austria, don't really fancy the rest. Would consider Denmark if I can get a bank loan for a pint!!


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Re The recent punishments for St Mirren and Kilmarnock, I have merely scanned the ruling for Killie and read a bit of commentary re St Mirren

It seems there are two parts to case. Killie were deemed to have not operated social distancing protocols on the bus to an away game and at a pre-game meal. To put is simply, they probably need to have two buses to keep all players and staff appropriately distanced and at the hotel where the meal was served,  the tables had too many people around them.

In St Mirren's case it seems the same applied but they were also guilty of letting players car share. There seems to be questions about not imparting covid related information to players and staff in an appropriate manner.

I may be wrong but I get the impression the cash fine is for braking the covid protocols and the loss of game and the 3-0 award to opposition is based on sporting disadvantage, given the result was that due to Covid issues the offending team were unable to put out a team and thus placed unfavourable conditions on their opposition that would otherwise not have occurred.

The linking of these two cases to earlier one with Celtic & Aberdeen seems to be 'apples and pears' in that both those clubs were willing and able to play their fixtures. The SPFL seem to also be saying that the Scot Gov cancelled the games but I am not sure that is strictly the case.

However, if a team were to fall foul of a bout of food poisoning as a result of their own catering operation and could not fulfill a fixture, is it not the case that precedent for teams being unavailable due to  'illness' within the squad is that the games are rescheduled.

Clubs would not be fined for breaking hygiene protocols and no points would be awarded to the disadvantaged opposition.

I can see why the SPFL have taken the stance they have, in these most difficult of times,  but not overly convinced they have the powers or precedent to take such action. Perhaps it is a gloves off approach as opposed to being more accommodating in 'normal times'.

While not so fussed about retrospective action on Celtic and Aberdeen, I am more concerned that the same SPFL seem willing to disrupt an already jam packed league fixture list and allow a certain team to needlessly go to a winter training camp (which presumably will be abroad), when there could be a higher probability of people straying from protocols and covid controls. 

If Celtic or any other team are unable to fulfill fixtures due to 'covid mistakes'  then 3-0 it will be, no?

 


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