Scottish Football: An Honest Game, Honestly Governed?


Greenock Jack says: March 7, 2014 at 9:45 am …

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Greenock Jack says:
March 7, 2014 at 9:45 am
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The jist of what I was saying is based on my analysis of historical posts on the blog.
Regarding the correspondence that Auldheid sent to H&M, I think two issues come into play.
1. Professional expertise in relevent area.
2. Conflict of interest.
GJ, I can just about accept point 1 but I think you underplay the prospect of Auldheid’s approach making an impact as it increases pressure on all the key participants – the lawyers aren’t really the target, it’s those legally responsible for SPFL – it’s Board. It was surely such external pressure that influenced the decisions of the SPL and the SFL when dealing with the Rangers case in 2012. And it’s a valid concern Auldheid has – Campbell Ogilvie was at the centre of the two biggest club crises in Scottish football – and he’s still the President of the SFA! This one you really couldn’t make up.

On point 2 I don’t understand your use of the term ‘conflict of interest’. I think you’re suggesting revisionism to fit an agenda but I’ve not seen your evidence for that (apologies if I’ve misread you). Further on this, Campbell Ogilvie almost certainly has a conflict of interest in being head of an organisation that calls for inquiries into activities that he was a party to. He should have resigned, and, failing that should have been firmly pushed by the members of the SFA..

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Scottish Football: An Honest Game, Honestly Governed?
John Clark says:
April 1, 2014 at 11:22 am
The members of the BBC Trust’s Editorial Standards Committee have , in my opinion, rightly decided that an appeal based on the assertion that a club that had died by Liquidation had not really died did not qualify to proceed for consideration.
But that they should , by noting that the BBC had acknowledged that the comments by Mr Spence could have been better phrased, have implicitly endorsed the complainants’ crazy view that the dead club is not dead, is a disgrace of the first magnitude..
And their apology for any offence caused by the words used, is an offence to the rest of us.
Will this madness never end? Must we all adopt Orwellian ‘newspeak’ and make liars of ourselves, as so many in the media have done?
RFC(IL) is as dead as the Pythons’ parrot-financially, legally, and as a sporting entity. That is the truth. And all the liars in the world cannot make it an untruth.
John, sorry but the life support hasn’t been switched off completely yet. Jim Spence may have known people who said that the club had died but it isn’t there yet. There are still two Rangers. BDO will deliver their next six-month report, covering the period to April 30th, some time in May.

Scottish Football: An Honest Game, Honestly Governed?

It’s here:
Danish Pastry says:
March 31, 2014 at 7:24 am
Saw some twitter comments on the Jim Spence story from last year. Apparently, BBC Trust ruling in favour of Sportsound and Jim.

Did I miss this on here? Otherwise pages 73-79 of link below (carried by @scotzine a few days ago). End of story. A stramash in a tea cup — but for personal and professional bother caused to Jim Spence!

Scottish Football: An Honest Game, Honestly Governed?
andypandimonium says:
March 28, 2014 at 9:33 am
From the Companies in UK site:

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David Forsey 13 Jul 2012 ⇒ Present (1 Year) Director
Barry Leach 13 Jul 2012 ⇒ Present (1 Year) Director
Cameron Olsen 4 Dec 2013 ⇒ Present (3 Months) Company Secretary
Iain Wallace 16 Jan 2013 ⇒ Present (1 Year) Director
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Incorporation Date: 13 Jul 2012 1 Year old
Financial Year End: 30 Apr
Company Accounts: For period ending:28 Apr 2013 Filed on:6 Feb 2014

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