Scottish Football Administration in the 21st Century

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RyanGosling says: (72) October 18, 2013 at 10:09 pm …

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RyanGosling says: (72)
October 18, 2013 at 10:09 pm

In the case of Northern Rock in particular, there was no problem until the media created one.
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Really? They were borrowing short and lending long. The market went against them, and they had to seek help from the Bank of England. All the media’s fault though? You really are having a laugh.

A very typical “Rangers” mindset, though. Sweep bad news under the carpet, and it will all go away. Trouble is, sometimes it doesn’t.

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Scottish Football Administration in the 21st Century
Greenock Jack says: (72)
October 18, 2013 at 9:39 pm

I don’t have enough precise detail / dates to give you a direct answer.

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What information do you lack? It is a fact that RFC were a member of the SFA. It is a fact that RFC arranged for Ogilvie to receive around £90k tax free by way of a “loan”, It has never been denied that Ogilvie held office in the SFA at a time when that loan was outstanding. It is a fact that Ogilvie is currently President of the SFA. Do you see nothing that compromises his fitness for office?

As regards Lawell, did you not express support for the view that he should not be involved in any ruling as to King’s “fit and proper” status? If I got that wrong, I apologise unreservedly.


Scottish Football Administration in the 21st Century
Greenock Jack says: (70)
October 18, 2013 at 8:49 pm

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IMO the SFA are a busted flush.
I think all those in the main positions of responsibility should have been held accountable for the absolute leaderless shambles that has been allowed to develop over the last 30 months. It is typical of our times that the same people are in place.
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That’s a pretty indirect answer to a direct question, but never mind.

Lawell is a new face on the SFA board, he wasn’t there last year, just what you want, it seems. So what’s your objection to him?


Scottish Football Administration in the 21st Century
Greenock Jack says: (68)
October 18, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Scapa
Let’s take the party politics out of it and think of governance.
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Governance is a good place to start. So in terms of governance, do you consider it acceptable that the serving president of the SFA, Mr Ogilvie, has received a substantial loan at the behest of an association member, which so far as I’m aware, remains outstanding? Or do rules of governance not apply to those of a certain persuasion?


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andy graham (@andygraham66) says:
Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 14:10

Sorry, I have just found the link within your post. Here it is anyway-

http://www.unionoffans.org/statements/2014/2/27/union-of-fans-statement-270214


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