Scottish Football and the case for a Bismarck!


Is the RIFC Plc board still as follows? Malcolm Murray – …

Comment on Scottish Football and the case for a Bismarck! by wottpi.

Is the RIFC Plc board still as follows?

Malcolm Murray – Gers Man (possibly going)
Ian Hart -Gers Man
Walter Smith -Gers Man
Phillip Cartmell -Spiv appointment (has he gone yet?)
Bryan Smart -Spiv appointment
Craig Mather – Spiv
Brian Stockbridge – Spiv

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Scottish Football and the case for a Bismarck!
The teasing continues ๐Ÿ™‚

Phil MacGiollaBhain โ€@Pmacgiollabhain
Excellent Ibrox source today described situation there to me as “beyond chaos”.

Scottish Football and the case for a Bismarck!
Watched the Gothenburg documentray on Alba. Great stuff.

Scottish Football and the case for a Bismarck!
“Vicast is a simple internet TV solution for businesses and organisations who donโ€™t want to get bogged down in the technicals. It is a user friendly end-to-end platform that makes it easy to get going and requires no specialist knowledge.”

The question is therefore if Nicola Young has the family connections mentioned above why is this start up company packed full with directors and lawyers all connected with the oldco, where she only worked for one year max 2009-10.

Why is all the “specialist knowledge” at the top of the company related to the oldco.

Could all be A-Okay and related to trying to get some link in to media solutions at Ibrox but given the players, including the apparent involvement of the newco’s Head of Business Management and the fact the co was set up last year and othesr joined this year – it all looks very fishy.

Stuart Cosgrove with his media hat on is well up on this type of thing, so I would hope he could shed some light on the matter.

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StevieBC 22nd December 2020 at 12:26

bect67 22nd December 2020 at 12:50

Agree, if people aren't happy with six goals in a cup final encounter that went to extra time and a nerve wracking penalty shoot out then what is it that floats their boat?

Thinking back, by the end of it I had forgotten there was no crowd in Hampden and was wholly absorbed unlike some games I've watched in these strange times.

OK so the quality was questionable and the result didn't go the way of my team but for me this is what sport should be about. If Celtic had taken it to 3-0 in the second half and strolled to the end of the game, no-one would have even remembered the game next week, let alone years to come. 

Quadruple trebles, Hamilton winning F1 at a canter, etc  are to be admired and respected but I'd say it isn't always 'entertaining'.

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Nice to see the thumbs back on the site.

18 thumbs down for a fairly innocuous post re the cup final and 1 person responding negatively to Cluster One's post re  the BBC's  half time tribute to a 36 year old footballer being struck down by MND!! 

I know people say the thumbs are not the be all and end all of the site, but come on guys, really?

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Very entertaining cup final today.

Penalties a bit of a lottery, as usual,  as both teams could claim they were worthy of the win.


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bordersdon 7th December 2020 at 20:23

paddy malarkey 7th December 2020 at 18:36

Would hope by the September rounds there may be a chance to get to games if the vaccine roll out goes well. However in terms of away games can't see any great attraction other than Austria, don't really fancy the rest. Would consider Denmark if I can get a bank loan for a pint!!

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Re The recent punishments for St Mirren and Kilmarnock, I have merely scanned the ruling for Killie and read a bit of commentary re St Mirren

It seems there are two parts to case. Killie were deemed to have not operated social distancing protocols on the bus to an away game and at a pre-game meal. To put is simply, they probably need to have two buses to keep all players and staff appropriately distanced and at the hotel where the meal was served,  the tables had too many people around them.

In St Mirren's case it seems the same applied but they were also guilty of letting players car share. There seems to be questions about not imparting covid related information to players and staff in an appropriate manner.

I may be wrong but I get the impression the cash fine is for braking the covid protocols and the loss of game and the 3-0 award to opposition is based on sporting disadvantage, given the result was that due to Covid issues the offending team were unable to put out a team and thus placed unfavourable conditions on their opposition that would otherwise not have occurred.

The linking of these two cases to earlier one with Celtic & Aberdeen seems to be 'apples and pears' in that both those clubs were willing and able to play their fixtures. The SPFL seem to also be saying that the Scot Gov cancelled the games but I am not sure that is strictly the case.

However, if a team were to fall foul of a bout of food poisoning as a result of their own catering operation and could not fulfill a fixture, is it not the case that precedent for teams being unavailable due to  'illness' within the squad is that the games are rescheduled.

Clubs would not be fined for breaking hygiene protocols and no points would be awarded to the disadvantaged opposition.

I can see why the SPFL have taken the stance they have, in these most difficult of times,  but not overly convinced they have the powers or precedent to take such action. Perhaps it is a gloves off approach as opposed to being more accommodating in 'normal times'.

While not so fussed about retrospective action on Celtic and Aberdeen, I am more concerned that the same SPFL seem willing to disrupt an already jam packed league fixture list and allow a certain team to needlessly go to a winter training camp (which presumably will be abroad), when there could be a higher probability of people straying from protocols and covid controls. 

If Celtic or any other team are unable to fulfill fixtures due to 'covid mistakes'  then 3-0 it will be, no?


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