SFM – The Next Steps


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Comment on SFM – The Next Steps by Allyjambo.

melbournedee says:
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May 22, 2015 at 4:59 am

And to add to all that, there’s the request he made to the world’s worst football manager, the one who, though rather well off, has no future in football and a perhaps uncertain future anywhere else:

‘Ally, we are about to pump £30m into the club’s coffers. To help us out, can you just forget about the money we owe you?’

Once again, that man who doesn’t recognise the value of truth, contradicts himself repeatedly.

‘No debt’ equates to ‘won’t pay it back’, in Kingspeak!

King may well be about to pump millions into TRFC; I just can’t understand why he has to make so many contradictory statements that are all open to interpretations of such variety.

I wouldn’t be at all surprised if those men at the SFA, who found King ‘fit and proper’, are scratching their heads (if they can find them without the use of the mirror they are afraid to look in) and wondering where King’s current flim-flam fits in with what he told them up to the point they announced their decision!

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upthehoops says:
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June 20, 2015 at 11:48 am

When BP mentioned Jim Craig to me in a phone conversation the other day (I know, a touch of name dropping from AJ here 😉 ), I thought, this is getting quite serious, BP is really going for it with SFM Radio! Jim Craig, to my mind, has always been worth listening to, even if I didn’t always agree with what he said on the occasions I’ve heard him. Yes, he sees things from a Celtic perspective, but I’d be suspicious of what he said if he didn’t, but he is clearly very intelligent and articulate and thinks before he speaks. My only fear about having Jim Craig as our first ‘big name’ guest would be if he took the ‘party line’ of ‘we need a Rangers’ and other well known lies, but that will be the same for all guests of the show.

To me, JC would be an excellent ‘regular’ guest if he could be persuaded to visit the studio every so often. It is important, more important actually, to have people on with inside knowledge and the ability to speak in a way we want to listen to, than to have a balance from around all the clubs if that might mean listening to a ‘Bomber’ or a DJ – and I don’t want to smash my laptop, so no JT nor KJ, Big Pink please 😀

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TheClumpany says:
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June 20, 2015 at 11:09 am

The thing is, there can be no doubt they are being lied to over these players, either by King & co, or by the SMSM/Jackson, as these players are not of the calibre/age to win the Championship then kick on for a year or more in the Premiership, as King promised. And if Eustace doesn’t sign, then the SMSM/Jackson are lying, or are complicit in the lies as mere conduits of the PR. They, the TRFC support, are getting lied to at every turn!

I can honestly say, that if Hearts had just announced the signing/potential signing of these two players, I’d be worried about our chances of staying up, or at least of the genuine commitment to the future building of our club. I’m sure, too, that Hibs supporters would be questioning these signings if they were being pushed as an inducement to buy STs!

Not only is there no WOW! factor in these players, there’s a genuine WTF (pardon my French).

SFM – The Next Steps
To all TRFC supporters;

In case you haven’t realised yet, you are being lied to! By King, by Murray, by the SMSM, by anyone who tells you you are not being lied to.

In just the past few days, King has told you that your club will be signing players to win the Championship and perform well in the Premiership (suggesting good players in their prime); you believed him. Many of you bought season tickets, and many others will be planning to commit – on the strength of your new chairman’s words’ – for that was what his rhetoric was aimed to achieve. He was ably abetted by the media with their efforts to convince you Warburton was manager of the year material – on both sides of the border. The SMSM even pushed the line that Warburton’s fist signing hadn’t been turned down by Birmingham over fitness problems, but had, in fact, chosen your club over Birmingham. No evidence other than the usual ‘a source close to’. Today we learn that the next signing will be of the category that suggests TRFC are entering a team into the walking football league, a 35 year old who had a knee operation earlier this year! This is the time they should be signing, or claiming to sign, players to get the heart racing, players you want to see playing. The two so far are the kind they should be keeping quiet about while signing the Danny Wilsons and Scott Allans (instead of just getting their poodles to push out the PR that they are) or even better.

A simple question to TRFC supporters; do you think Hibs supporters have taken a sharp intake of breath and thought, ‘that’s another season in the Championship’, or are they thinking, ‘if that’s the best they can do!’?

I know it’s early days, though you do need a team very soon, but now is the time, not for good news, but for screaming from the roof-tops fandabbydozey news!

Of course, I could be wrong, and this man, being cited as the new club captain, is only in the frame as a squad player!

For those who haven’t seen it yet, the DR are claiming TRFC are about to sign John Eustace, a free transfer from Derby County. Thirty five years old midfielder who had a knee op in January!

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Les Says It is Time to Ask The Audience?
StevieBC 8th May 2020 at 12:54

I think your point was addressed in page 2 of the SPFL letter, Stevie, (sorry, can't copy and paste it) in the paragraph that begins, 'Several of us have also been asked…' where it ends by saying that they can't comment until after the EGM, which I think would naturally be the case.

Can I say that the SPFL board do not seem to have missed TRFC, and in particular Stewart Robertson, and hit the wall. It is also clear from the paragraph I refer to that some of the clubs, at least, share our view that TRFC's actions are/were 'bringing the game into disrepute'. There appears to be genuine anger within the ranks of the SPFL, though it looks like Robertson has been set up to be the sacrificial lamb (or lump under the carpet) and may be used to deflect the full repercussions from the club he was acting on behalf of. 

Les Says It is Time to Ask The Audience?
incredibleadamspark 8th May 2020 at 11:49 Allyjambo, all that’s a possible for sure but I just feel that for some fans it doesn’t matter if you wear the green and grey hoops or an orange away top you will fit your views around certain events in Scottish football to suit predetermined opinions/conspiracies. Scottish football is facing an uncertain future, as is our society, and the way Rangers have went about things has been an absolute embarrassment. I just can not see what they are hoping to achieve. Stay safe.


I agree that many/most supporters of all clubs (even ones who conflate grey with white) form their opinions around whatever suits their argument, it is more or less the same in every aspect of life, but as you say, TRFC's vindictive attempt at achieving goodness knows what is an absolute embarrassment, especially to thinking bears; and Celtic, whether through integrity or just having smarter people at the top, are extremely unlikely to ever make such a pig's ear of trying to 'encourage' others to facilitate their required outcome.

Hope you stay safe, too.

Les Says It is Time to Ask The Audience?
incredibleadamspark 8th May 2020 at 10:38

While Celtic may well have done their level best to ensure TRFC were not handed the league title I very much doubt they'd have come up with the amateurish 'dossier' type 'evidence' that TRFC have produced. For one thing, they wouldn't have had to try too hard to come up with some sort of leverage, such as Resolution12, or even threaten, privately, to raise the good old secret 5 Way Agreement. 

I'm pretty certain that Celtic could, if they so wished, end the Great Lie and finish off, not only TRFC, but also all those who aided and abetted them while involved in the game's governance in 2012 and for some time before and after. They could also just threaten to raise Financial Fair Play with UEFA showing how TRFC signed players they couldn't afford (even after they'd posted such disastrous, touch and go UEFA compliant, Accounts) that enabled them to go so far in the UEFA Cup.

It certainly appears that Celtic have little to fear from TRFC's vindictiveness in terms of honesty and rule breaking, while the opposite is true the other way round, which is why they, TRFC, have had to go after their erstwhile friends at Hampden.

Les Says It is Time to Ask The Audience?
Is there any posters on here that think TRFC's long awaited 'Dossier' was worth the wait, or does everyone agree that every doubt expressed as to the likelihood of it containing any 'smoking gun' evidence was right on the money?

I've not read it, and never will, but every critique I've read so far makes it clear that no one has found anything in it that should worry the two named SPFL board members, or anyone else involved (other than Stewart Robertson, TRFC's own man) and that it's nothing more than, at best, a list of questions to be answered, if anyone has the time.

Most notably, the distinct lack of any suggestion of 'bullying', far and away the most serious of the 'leaked' allegations, appears to be missing.

I have to say, though, that in my distrust of the game's governors I am a tad disappointed in it's patheticness*, as a can of worms once opened is very difficult to close, allowing more worms out that may at first have been sought. Anyone else feel the same way?

*Not an actual word, maybe, but then TRFC are not actually the club they claim to be either, so it's alright, see!

Les Says It is Time to Ask The Audience?
Tweet from Graham Spiers

"Key part of Rangers’ accusatory statement of April 11: “bullying”. That is a very serious allegation about #SPFL governance. I’m wading through this RFC “dossier” trying to find evidence of “bullying” but haven’t found it yet. But give it time."

I'm sure page 200 will provide the smoking gun and it will take some time for all who have the dossier to reach mail

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