Redistribution of Football Income – The Human Dilemma


Re the SFA. The print media may be in decline but …

Comment on Redistribution of Football Income – The Human Dilemma by upthehoops.

Re the SFA.

The print media may be in decline but they still hold significant power in terms of piling on the pressure (or not) within football. While they sit in silence about the SFA that organisation can sit tight amidst their circle of wagons. The fact so many went out their way to protect Ogilvie tells us much.

I know from personal correspondence the Scottish Government do not care at all about the non-accountability and non-transparency at the SFA despite significant sums of public money heading the way of Hampden.

the SFA are bombproof, save for the odd occasion a charter flight is screwed up. The media can’t give an inch on this one because they would then have to question so much else that has happened. It is far easier just to dismiss anyone asking questions as paranoid, even when the facts are laid on a plate to them.

There can’t be a more compromised football association anywhere else in the developed world.

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Redistribution of Football Income – The Human Dilemma
I’ve just read the first individual blog by John James on Dave King. I note he has a go at the SFA as well in terms of allowing King the convicted criminal into Scottish Football. Is anyone else of the same view as me in that there is probably nothing the SFA would NOT do to assist the club from Ibrox? Perhaps this upcoming court case may provide the answer.

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Just noticed an interesting screenshot on Twitter.

For those of you who don’t know there has been a recent outcry among Rangers fans (yes, another one!) regarding their team being excluded from the EA Sports FIFA 2016 game. For the past couple of seasons they have been included in the ‘rest of the world’ section, as the game only includes the top Scottish League. It means gamers can’t include them in formal competitions, but they can use Rangers to play friendlies against any other team in the game.

Anyway, the Twitter Screenshot shows a live chat conversation between a Rangers fan and EA Sports, where it is confirmed Rangers would not issue EA Sports a licence to use them in the game. Phil MacGiollaBhain has said perhaps it’s an issue with Crests & Trademarks, but he is sure Sevco will clarify the position!

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Matty Roth 18th September 2015 at 9:13 am #
So after Waghorns blatant dive a few weeks ago, how many games did the compliance officer ban him for? Did I miss it?

A lot seems to depend on how much fuss the media make over an incident. I guess that’s your answer!

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ALLYJAMBOJANUARY 2, 2018 at 11:07

Wow! I know we are not meant to put much store on the thumbs up or down, but two people have given thumbs down to this post! Who on earth could find fault with a post respecting the dead from the Ibrox disaster?


A bit puzzled at the thumbs down myself A.J, but there’s nowt queerer than folk as they say!

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On this day in 1971, the Ibrox disaster happened during a Rangers v Celtic game at Ibrox. 66 fans died in a crush. Some of us remember that day, some of us may even have been there, while some of us would not even be on this earth at the time. 

We are all football fans. Nobody should go to a football match and never return home. Rest in Peace.

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CLUSTER ONEJANUARY 1, 2018 at 19:27

“If they move out of Hampden, the SFA are in danger of leaving themselves hostages to Rangers and Celtic,” said Queen’s Park president Alan Hutchison.


I am a Celtic shareholder and if it was up to me (which it is not), I would tell the SFA here and now that Celtic Park is unavailable for any future fixture.  However I know that will not happen, but I doubt there is anything they could do to force Celtic to allow them use of the stadium.  

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ALLYJAMBOJANUARY 1, 2018 at 12:18

I see, too, that PMGB is issuing challenges, in two posts, to the Ibrox based boards to issue denials of what he is telling us.


I see it is alleged £800k is owed to suppliers. In my view unless any of it is due to a financial behemoth such as one of the big six energy suppliers, then we are unlikely to see any winding up requests heading towards court. It simply wouldn’t be worth the risk for any small supplier in Scotland to do that. Having said that I find it remarkable anyone is willing to extend them any sort of credit at all, or are they worried about the bully boys on that score as well?

I’m sure the SFA will want to satisfy themselves all is well though. I am also sure a herd of pink elephants takes off from Glasgow Airport at 20:00hrs tonight with the moon as their destination.

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Phil McG alleging a surveyor has recently visited Rangers training ground to attain a valuation, and that King has also approached a non-Uk Finance House. As Phil says this may well be King raising funds to make a share offer, but IMO it could be to raise working capital too. 

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