Podcast Episode 5 – Hibs Takeover ?

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If RCO and Stewart Regan had not finagled a “soft-landing”for the wreck of SDM’S club (with the expense of very high charging lawyers and other corporate advisers, Craigie, and Charlie and Imran and others could not have countenanced making so much money out of the dead and once again dying club.
As far as I know RCO and SR are still in post.


Who is now protecting them?

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Podcast Episode 5 – Hibs Takeover ?
Our key issue was and stIll is the SFA.

RCO and Stewartie and their 5 way agreement that is still so secret we’re not meant to know about it.
Neil D and other related power groups who incompetently muddle on in agreement.
Right now they have all been so busy protecting their posteriors and finding ways to avoid the blue club embarrassing them.
They have had more than enough time to draw up some even more expensive exclusive and extremely secret contracts this time.
That means while they have been doing it they have been doing it in the full view of Lawwell, Petrie et all the club chairmen.

Why doesn’t one of the hacks who read this site ask the questions that we would?

And why do our club custodians allow our over paid administrators to continually abuse their powers?
The powers we as fans give them.

Unless maybe it’s what they condone?

Celtic fans – ask Mr Lawwell.

Hibs fans ask Mr Petrie.

Dundee United fans ask Mr Thompson why he resigned his SFA position.
I’d say he is a good guy with a story to tell.

We as fans might be the stakeholders but you’d never know that in the soap opera that is Scottish Football

Podcast Episode 5 – Hibs Takeover ?
Thanks John Clark for being there.
You should be being reported on the BBC news at Ten!

I also wish we could arrange for you to be a fly on the wall whenever RCO and SR and their inner sanctum debate and agree what they will now do to cover their tracks from last time while extending more favours aplenty to the new new club which will emerge.
Because we all need a new dead club!

One day I hope they rue the day they ever tried to deal with Craigie and Charlie and come to think of it SDM.

In my career I can honestly say I never met with or dealt with anyone quite so ruthless as either and I’m glad they don’t have “secrets” on me like they have on the SFA cabal.
Because the truth will out.

And I think they are starting to realise that.

Podcast Episode 5 – Hibs Takeover ?
There is a new future coming our way and Campbell, Stewart and their pals are working and finagling behind the scenes to bring their version of it to us.
For our own good you understand.

however some of us might smell another stitch up in progress by the SFA and their pals.
I’d be in that camp.

Just as their last deed hid behind the Olympics Opening Ceremony maybe this time they will be waiting for another Landmark date?

It’s all predictable, it’s all tawdry, it’s a huge abuse of power and it’s all hugely entertaining.

And I’ll finish with a question.

Q When the stuff has happened and when our administrators are on tv speaking – how will the ordinary fan know when they are lying?

Whenever you see their lips move!

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It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
I heard today that Craig Graham  the Spartans chairman is awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours list. 
I’m pleased for Craig and Spartans. 
Craig took a Corinthian and undisciplined club going nowhere fast, rooted it into a previously ignored community and has achieved some incredible health and social goals deep into that community using football as glue.
other clubs are now slowly learning from his vision and Scottish football is better for what he has done  
Yes he could have been and should have been knighted

but to paraphrase our old pal Red Lichtie
Scottish Football needs more Craig Graham’s. 

It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
DECEMBER 20, 2017 at 09:04Given all the recent conjecture re PSC and potential new loans, I am still wondering what exactly it is that King is getting out of his involvement in T’Rangers.
Some maybes…

Its a legitimate business with amazing annual revenue generation capacity and a very committed customer base and friends on high.

It was a unique opportunity to talk down a share price to the disadvantage of some mug punters and to get significant control level shareholding quite cheaply. 

With an inside well-coiffeured friend in situ he had access to knowledge most people wouldn’t have access to.

There are various sub companies in the group where personal unseen revenue streams might be forthcoming.

It might even be a good way to repatriate monies from South Africa or maybe elsewhere into the UK or indeed somewhere else.

Chairman of an establishment club is also a nice position to have if you have an ego that needs constant tending and you know that no media outlet will ever look at what is really happening under the bonnet. 

Maybe there is also an opportunity to take advantage of some other directorial shareholders, who may be real Rangers men, but are just not be as incisive with the particulars skills G&SL seems to have built his wealth upon.

And finally if there is a sort of nod and wink understanding in certain quarters that when the time is right that SDM and a new consortium will come to the rescue then the shares will be worth having.

Or control of a situation that needs Blair Nimmo or Bryan Jackson called in?

But what do I know anyway?

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John Clark – Have you been tapped up?

Fans for Judicial Review – Counsel Opinion
A few initial thoughts on the counsels view that “There is not a case in law to force the SFA to comply”.

i.e. The SFA has the right not to have a review because there is no precedent.

(I wish Paul McConville was still with us).

Firstly there may be no precedent and yes in law that makes it difficult but surely there must always be a first to make a precedent.

Could this be a first?

Then two thoughts are about following the money because that may also be a route that offers traction.

As someone who paid money to watch the game over the period do I personally and or jointly with other fans who similarly paid have the right to take action either against my club or the SFA?

Are there precedents here?

And on a larger scale if our government have provided funds in any way during the period do we as fans have the right to take action against the government or the government the right to take action against the SFA?

There will almost certainly be precedents here because Government money always comes with built-in controls and conditions attatched.

And looking forward will the Scottish Government ever agree to be seen to provide future funds to an organisation which has highly questionable internal and no external controls?

Who Is Conning Whom?
So the Derek McInnes “Tapping by Media” project failed well after the 11th hour when the media had told us he was already choosing curtains in Glasgow.
The Ibrox club and their fans were convinced by their chairman’s statement last week at the AGM and the media barrage too and last night were in shock and caught napping – hence the stupid press statement and attempt to make it known to us all that they didn’t really want him anyway and were just having a concomitant kick at the McInnes/Docherty tyres.

However that isn’t all that happened yesterday.

There was a wee meeting at Hampden called “The SFA Congress and Convention”.

Its a kind of series of regular very important meetings where everyone who is valued in football gets invited to see what a great job Stewart Regan and the SFA are undertaking on our behalf. 
And let me say that there is no doubt that some of what The Congress seeks to do and does will indeed be for the good but we the fans wouldn’t know it because we were not invited.
This is a paragraph from this weeks SFSA (Scottish Football Supporters Association) newsletter that I received having filled in their recent survey on Scottish Football.

The SFA Convention this ThursdayOn Thursday, member clubs will gather at Hampden for the 2017 Scottish FA convention to share best practice, discuss current trends and participate in workshops geared towards improving the game: scotfa.co/convention17  according to their publicity on social media. Sadly the SFA has failed to invite any representative from Scotland’s only national fans organisation, the SFSA. We had anticipated that given the huge amount of unpaid work that we do for fans and clubs and being Scotland’s representatives at the Football Supporters Europe network our presence might have been merited. Despite claiming it has invited the “football family” the SFA have missed yet another opportunity to engage properly with ordinary football supporters. Could it possibly be related to the independent academic research that we organised last month that dared to criticise the governance of the game or maybe the invite was just lost in the post?
The failure to engage with fans is nonsense.

SFSA’s recent research asked some real questions from over 16000 bona fide Scottish fans. This was an incredible response that provided an incredible insight into what we the fans really think.
I know that Supporters Direct Scotland who are funded by the SFA were there as valued guests but SFSA who have people like Henry McLeish (of the report) and Cathy Jamieson (of Bernard son) on their board were not even invited.

Given that economic analysis of revenue generation confirms that in Scotland the real stakeholders and economic generators are us the fans
We are the people (Sic) who pay for season books and buy merchandise and pies and fund the clubs and their wages.
The people who get to see English Internationals on council telly but not our own country’s.
The people whose game seems to only have Betting Company Sponsors.
The people whose administrators cannot organise things like properly numbered balls in their top cup competitions so that there are two Brora Rangers in some draws!

Why were the SFSA not invited as valued members and contributors to your Congress Stewart?

Are the real fans and their views such a threat to your Congress and Convention?

Is there a danger they might ask questions that don’t fit with your pre determined script?

And a wee hint to the SMSM
Isn’t there a story in this?

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