Scottish Football Administration in the 21st Century

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Greenock Jack says: If the hypothesis is accurate, then the caller …

Comment on Scottish Football Administration in the 21st Century by TheLunaticFringe.

Greenock Jack says:

If the hypothesis is accurate, then the caller makes a legitimate point.

I would argue that there should be guidelines in place. Facts are gathered, followed by a judgement. Any grey areas that arise should be interpreted by a lawyer.
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Jack. Nobody would disagree that there should be clear SFA guidelines, but I don’t recall there being quite so much focus on the voting rules etc on this type of issue, before PL got his feet under the SFA table. In case it’s escaped anyone’s attention, the SFA is an association of football clubs, not a global corporate entity. It’s therefore perfectly normal that some decisions are made based on a vote by the board, rather than after consultation with lawyers. It’s also not unreasonable that the pre-eminent club in the country, who’s CL exploits benefit all of Scottish football, is actually represented on that board.

IMO it’s somewhat rich for Sevconians to be complaining about the (perceived) bias of PL being allowed a vote on the DK issue, now that it suits their agenda to do so. – Many a Celtic fan will tell you that PL’s decisions – rightly or wrongly – appear to be heavily influenced by the view that the survival of the other half of the O.F was essentially in Celtic’s best interest. You can’t have it both ways. .

It’s also about time those complaining accepted the simple historical fact that, for decades, Rangers held considerable influence/sway within the SFA. Some would say that power was commensurate with their status in the Scottish game, others might argue a case that they (ab)used that power unfairly to get their own way,to the detriment of others in the Scottish game. Also, as an earlier poster indicated, even today a sizeable portion of SFA staff – despite their public profile – are Wee Arra Peepil. Perhaps it’s about time that fans of that club from Govan got the message that they no longer rule the roost and the “good old days” when they could bully everyone else to get their own way are well and truly over?

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Scottish Football Administration in the 21st Century
Auldheid says:

Celtic are not playing the three wise monkeys. There are constraints that come from operating in a hostile environment that make the three wise monkeys policy, well wise, for want of a better word.

Change will be evolutionary rather than revolutionary.
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To paraphase soul/jazz poet & musician Gil Scott Heron (junior) who’s Jamaican dad played for Celtic …

“The (r)evolution will not be televised”


Scottish Football Administration in the 21st Century
john clarke says:
A day or two ago a poster ( apologies to him/her for not noting the name) made a reference to the possibility of petitioning Parliament.
This is the email reply I received today when I asked the question:

” Thank you for giving me some more detail of your concern. I am afraid that is not an issue that would be admissible in terms of bringing a petition to the Scottish Parliament. It is not something for which the Scottish Government or the Scottish Parliament has any responsibility whatsoever.
Thank you for your interest
Anne Peat
Clerk to the Committee “
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That poster was me JC.

Anyway, muchos grassyarse for the follow-up. So, basically, no chance of a petition about a public inquiry into the goings on at the SFA -something which might have had support from a broader spectrum of fans. Looks like Resolution 12 is the only hope of at least raising a formal complaint about the, erm (for want of a better word), licentious handling of the licensing issue. But, as I said previously, I fear that if Celtic fans are forced to go it alone on this, without the broad support of fans of other clubs, then I fear that it will be unfairly portrayed by the blue proboscis hordes and their minions in the MSM ,as evidence of bias & bitterness, rather than an attempt to force the truth into the open. Shame.


Scottish Football Administration in the 21st Century
BroguesRoguesAndILikeThePogues says:
Does anyone have a copy of Mather’s statement?
Just gonna check the LSE site re shareprice.
No effect on the shareprice yet, but no chairman, no ceo. What next?
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Straight from [] mouth….

http://www.rangers.co.uk/news/headlines/item/5288-chief-executive-steps-down


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paulsatim says:
January 30, 2014 at 12:32 pm
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TheLunaticFringe says:
January 30, 2014 at 11:56 am

Excellent article. Only 1 point’s confusing me – The identity of the six blind men: Unless I’m mistaken, the SFA board has 7 members, the SPFL board has 6.
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Maybe the 7th member IS the elephant in the room.
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🙂 Hmm. The Elephant With No Name…. In view of the proposed (totally free) Govan re-development scheme (<for want of a better word) perhaps it would be worthwhile investing in some shares in elephant shit? – #4furrapound 🙄


The Blind Men and the Elephant, a cautionary tale
Excellent article. Only 1 point’s confusing me – The identity of the six blind men: Unless I’m mistaken, the SFA board has 7 members, the SPFL board has 6. Of course, when the blind lead the blind, the chances are that it’ll be unlucky for some (if not all) in Scottish)football, but why is everybody so keen to ignore the elephant in the room?


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Slimshady61 says:
…The canard that Celtic had been complicit in the licence issue has of course previously been laid to rest.
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At the risk of sounding flippant, How can we be sure it was a canard? 😕 Perhaps it was more a case of Celtic ducking 🙄 the licence issue a l’órange, to cover the fact that succulent lamb is often served with bright green mint sauce ? :


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