Scottish Football Administration in the 21st Century


TheLunaticFringe says: October 9, 2013 at 8:21 am 36 0 Rate …

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TheLunaticFringe says:
October 9, 2013 at 8:21 am
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If the possibility of “a Scottish incomer” joining the EPL ever came to a vote, I think we’d have much more of a problem with teams outside of the Premiership than the likes of Norwich or Liverpool – particularly those teams in the Championship (Bolton, Blackburn, Wigan, QPR?) who’ve invested millions only to yo-yo up & down over the years without establishing a firm foothold in the EPL and would be absolutely livid to see “an intruder” jump in over their heads. Also, unless I’m mistaken, such a sea change in “membership” would require the support of every club in all 4 divisions., so – I’m afraid I just don’t see it happening – EVER.

I’ve covered this subject many times…

The only way it can happen is if all home associations are dissolved and a UK FA is formed…

Any other suggestion of cross association movement has litigation embededin it!

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The Glen says: (141)
October 17, 2013 at 12:44 am
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fergussingstheblues says: (48)
October 17, 2013 at 12:33 am
Mathers resignation seems to signal the end game for the folks are shafting the club for cash – the RFC business plan is completely unsustainable without anyone else filling their pockets. As anyone involved seems to have done. Fair play to them though, they seem to have got away with it. There was no mass movement of the fans against it. CG “saved the club”, apparently. That’s not quite accurate.

I genuinely have no idea what comes next.

Do you?

Admin 2 and Liquidation 2?

You cannot liquidate the same club twice!

Scottish Football Administration in the 21st Century
jimlarkin says: (550)
October 14, 2013 at 7:38 pm

I agree Jim…in what other industry would a PLC accept..indeed ask its shareholders to ignore such a set of issues that clearly would have financially affected their investment and operational success?

Only in Scotland!

Scottish Football Administration in the 21st Century
Kicker Conspiracy says:
October 9, 2013 at 7:51 pm

As a Celtic fan I’ve always called it the away end…

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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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