SFM – The Next Steps


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SFM – The Next Steps
Christyboy says:

June 19, 2015 at 4:34 pm

And was RRM Jack Irvine’s not SDM’s favoured PR man before getting involved in the recent shenannigans.

Brass neck is not the word.

SFM – The Next Steps
bards says:
June 19, 2015 at 10:01 am

Regardless of the potential ‘size’ of T’Rangers at present they are a Championship club with a shed full of backroom problems.

Any player like Danny Wilson choosing to leave a team like Hearts and then take a backwards step into the Championship when there may be other offers around shows a lack of drive and ambition.

Plenty time to develop your career and go back to Ibrox later on if they get their act together.

Like Lee Wallace, opting for an easy life and a decent wage may suit some folks but managers and coaches of other teams and your country are looking for the best and people with a bit of drive, determination and ambition.

The life of a footballer is limited and in Wilson’s case if he heads to Govan he may well be taking one step forwards and two steps back. But hey, that is the lads choice and good luck to him.

SFM – The Next Steps
Big Pink says:
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June 18, 2015 at 9:17 am

I don’t think anyone is ridiculing the young Mr Kiernan. If the lad puts in a good shift and gets his career back on track then good luck to him.

However as a bargain basement player with a patchy playing and injury record we are ridiculing the previous statements from DCK with regard to all that cash that would be made available and spent on the type of ‘quality player’ needed to match Celtic and gain Euro glory.

The signing may in fact be a signal that finally some realism has arrived at Edmiston Drive and that they need to take the odd gamble in the same way the likes of other Scottish clubs are scouring the lower divisions for potential talent that others may not be willing to take on board.

Long may it continue.

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Moving On Time?
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'.

Moving On Time?
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?

Moving On Time?
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!!

Moving On Time?
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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