Podcast Episode 5 – Hibs Takeover ?

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Lets not forget..that when we believed there was only 200k left back in October 2011 and it looked like end game…Craigie kept then going until Feb 2012…nobody could work out how they were managing to carry on…we were not thinking like spivs…only then did we find out he had been using VAT and PAYE…

So in todays context…the auditors have advised them the season money cannot be used…forget it who will know?…until it has folded and only then made known…just a thought.

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Podcast Episode 5 – Hibs Takeover ?
oddjob says:
September 6, 2014 at 2:03 pm

The fact there is no closures indicated for the Hibs game could be that they expect payments to be brought up to date…or there is an agreed time scale for payments to be made that is within the date of this game…just need to wait and see.

Podcast Episode 5 – Hibs Takeover ?
oddjob says:
September 6, 2014 at 2:03 pm

The Police directive could be associated with Police costs…if the Police are owed money and the club are behind in payments and cannot guarantee full ongoing payment then it makes sense for Police Scotland to reduce their exposure to non payment by reducing their numbers…which would obviously mean closure of parts of the ground based on Police numbers they are willing to commit until payments are up to date.

Yesterdays court decision would simply reinforce that approach…

Just my opinion…but would not surprise me if that were the case.

Podcast Episode 5 – Hibs Takeover ?

Now is your opportunity…as a TRFC fan…what would you like to discuss?

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The Vice Closes
Having watched a number of games over the last 2 months…it has to be said…the standard of refereeing in Scotland is utterly appalling.
It is appalling for all teams.
Andrew Dallas? Willie Collum? how on God’s good earth do they continually get appointed to the most senior professional games in Scotland?
More than this…they are FIFA listed???
The game on Friday night defies explanation other than to say the referee is utterly incompetent as a professional match official.
Willie Collum at Celtic Park…he should be drug tested…his decisions went beyond the bizarre. There were decisions he made that were wrong under the laws of the game…wrong in application…wrong in execution…and yet I would love to know what the match assessor report detailed. That performance would and should get the official demote.
If there is no fear of punishment for a referee…then what you get is what we saw with Collum and Dallas on Friday…individuals who can carry on being accidentally or deliberately (which is a greater concern) incompetent 
These and other performances by match referees I have seen this season are…to be blunt…not fit for purpose.
It tells you all you need to know about the SFA’s referee structure when the Championship, Division one and two have no 4th official on the game?? That is what you would expect at amateur level football.
Thomson and McLean are the two who are better than average…I have yet to see any other Scottish referee who has performed above amateur ability and that sums up the SFA.
As for Mr. Madden…he seems to fall into the deliberate category.


Time for Scots Government to Take Bull by the Horns
Having just checked….the Linfield v Celtic match is the only CL 2nd round qualifying game with no match delegate listed/appointed only a referee observer…who was an Austrian…Konrad Plautz?
So who knows what will be reported in terms of crowd behaviour?

Time for Scots Government to Take Bull by the Horns
Regards the comments from Mr. Topping…concerning is an understatement.
Since when did cheating, corruption, dishonesty and criminality appear to be an accepted business model.
If Scottish clubs are not willing to challenge this, then one must ask…what are THEY hiding? What is to say it is not still happening? What is to stop criminality using Scottish football as a vehicle for their own purposes in the future?
If there is no accountability or open discussion or challenge on such things…then the game in Scotland is in a very dark place.
To ignore it, is to accept it, to accept it means you are part of it.  

Time for Scots Government to Take Bull by the Horns
Having watched the game last night, I have to say the referees performance was of a poor standard throughout.
The incident at the corner flag in the second half was poorly managed by the referee…he should have called the player away from the corner area…spoken to his 4th official to request an official of the home club to arrange more stewarding and policing in the area to offer greater protection to all players.
He clearly didn’t do any of that…and his actions where to say the least bizarre under the circumstances and he must be considered as part of the problem.
I would be amazed and hugely disappointed if UEFA…once they receive the report from the UEFA delegate…if this official is not punished in some form…
As for Linfield FC…I would assume they will be hit with a behind closed doors and financial punishment…
Celtic may also face consequences due to Leigh Griffiths deciding to wrap a scarf around a post.
All in all…it could have ended 5 or 6 nil last night…but 2-0 is good enough…

THAT Debate, and the Beauty of Hindsight

You are spot on… match officials (outside of Scotland) have been asking for video support for years…

Tonight is a perfect example… the end score was a distortion of grand proportions

However I do believe the SFA have been against video support for matches… then again they are unable to provide 4th officials for matches in the 1st and 2nd divisions in the SPFL… an amateur approach to a professional expectation  

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