Scottish Football: An Honest Game, Honestly Governed?


Blu says: March 10, 2014 at 9:52 am “Mr Collum………… over …

Comment on Scottish Football: An Honest Game, Honestly Governed? by Jack Jarvis.

blu says:
March 10, 2014 at 9:52 am

“Mr Collum………… over officious careerist.” Hammer – Nail – Head.

Also, John Beaton’s “How very dare you, sonny” reaction to his arm being brushed by a Rover’s player trying to attract his attention after the equalising ‘goal’ looked to me like that of someone who is not so much angered by the actions of another, but is embarrassed by his own.

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Here we go again
John Clark 18th May 2021 At 10:05
I agree wholeheartedly, John, that the media’s propogation of the continuity/victim lies lie at the very heart of the emboldenment of The Rangers’ supporters, and should be vigorously condemned – hence my “Wilson does let himself down a tad with the “on the back of Rangers’ 2012 liquidation and rise through the leagues” nonsense” comment, but that shouldn’t prevent me from congratulating him on publicly calling out anti-catholic, anti-Irish racism in absolute terms for the first time (that I’m aware of) in a mainstream publication and, just as significantly, without recourse to the nauseating equivalency that would normally accompany it.

Disclaimer: No coin-sides or posterior cheeks were harmed in the production of this post!

Here we go again
Here’s a link to a “First of its kind”, “Doesn’t miss them and hit the wall” article by Andrew Smith in the Scotsman.

Wilson does let himself down a tad with the “on the back of Rangers’ 2012 liquidation and rise through the leagues” nonsense, but otherwise has produced a unique, and very welcome offering from a Scottish mainstream media outlet, which will undoubtedly garner howls of derision and condemnation from The People Who Are.

Has a pebble just been launched into the pool?

Let’s hope so.

We Got it Wrong
I had, for several months before the change of format, been a daily reader of, but a non-contributor to, SFM but I stopped logging on entirely after the introduction of the “new” platforn because I found it unnecessarily cumbersome. I also felt that, if the reason for the change was to somehow reduce the number/frequency of suspect/deflective/ derailing posts, the baby had been well and truly thrown out with the bathwater, and the trolls’ objectives had been inadvertantly aided.

It didn’t help the new format’s case, either, when I discovered while registering that I was unable to use the “handle” that I’ve used since RTC days because it had too many characters. That was the deal breaker!!

I’m very glad, therefore, that the previous format has been reinstated.

I’ve lobbed in a few extra quid to celebrate its return and anxiously await publication of this comment, to see if my user name has somehow survived, not unlike …

Les Says It is Time to Ask The Audience?
Abbot of Clonmacnois 10th May 2020 at 16:56

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In what respect will Celtic be robbed of “…the chance to create a new historic mountain high achievement of 11 and possibly 12 trophies in a row” if the Premier League is “called” and Celtic are named League Champions.

Under those circumstances, the record books will attest to the fact that the 2019/20 Scottish Premiership League Championship was Celtic's ninth successive league title and also their ninth consecutive major Scottish trophy.

If this season's Scottish Cup competition is somehow played to a conclusion, and Celtic win it, that will be their tenth consecutive major Scottish trophy. If it isn't played to a finish then it hasn't been won by any club, so Celtic would have the opportunity to add to their run of consecutive trophy successes when they compete in whichever trophy (2020/21 Premiership or 2020/21 League Cup) is next to be contested.

Absolutely no need for you to be "very disappointed and worried".


SPFL Myopia Flares into Civil War
StevieBC 24th April 2020 at 12:18

All valid points, Stevie, regarding the potential longterm impact of televising BCD games.

However, in the unlikely event that the SPFL and the broadcasters agreed, and decided that the welfare of the game in Scotland would be better served by playing the outstanding league games BCD, but not televising them, then any match which might impact upon the final destination of the Premiership Trophy would require one additional component……







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