SFM – The Next Steps


Barcabhoy says: Member: (172 comments) June 4, 2015 at 2:09 pm Excellent …

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Barcabhoy says:
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June 4, 2015 at 2:09 pm

Excellent analysis by Barca on King’s finances and we already know that Ashley is a genuine billionaire, therefore it appears that in a “put your wallet on the table & see who’s bigger” competition, Ashley would win that particular fight.

Makes the current approach of the Ibrox board rather strange, when really they should be cuddling up to him, blowing in his ear & saying “so Mike, about that 2nd tranche of 5m”???

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Tartanwulver says:
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June 8, 2015 at 4:55 pm

I watched the DCK press conference today and my thoughts concurred exactly with Tartan,everyone else may not believe a word he says, but clearly HE does. It is as Bob Monkhouse said, “The public love sincerity, if you can fake that you’ve got it made”

No wonder he looks & speaks calmly, he’s put on this act for the South African courts for years, hiding, denying,obfuscating & trying to worm his way out of paying his taxes…the man’s a bulls#it expert on a big league level, a virtuoso, way above the clumsy & garrulous Mr C.Green.

And that’s exactly what his press conference was, 1 word, 2 syllables, bulls#it.I asked myself the question afterwards, imagine if PL or DD had given an interview like that, they would have been laughed at,derided for such palpable nonsense & Celtic fans would’ve hounded them from the country…..instead this guy is treated as some kind of brilliant & consummate expert instead of what we already know a glib & shameless liar.

Looks like the South African Judge got it spot on?

SFM – The Next Steps
Partizani Tirana says:
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June 6, 2015 at 8:38 am

Freudian psychologists would have a field day with Chris Jack & his mates, it’s like a never ending, masturbatory loop of past regression, where there is no escape, just a bleak existential repetition of mistakes made & hopes crushed.

Who, in their right mind, would honestly conceive that bringing Sir Walter back, makes any sense whatsoever, not least for the poor man himself, a couple of years off his 70th birthday….leave the man alone.

Of course, what’s conveniently forgotten is it was Wattie himself who appointed & anointed the most famous & richest gardener this side of Samwise Gamgee…..it was Sir Walter of Myth, who’s never managed a club without substantial revenues at his disposal and a man NOT known for bringing through young players & preferring to place his trust in a core of older, senior players…..and haven’t they just failed spectacularly with this approach already??

William Gibson in his book Zero History(geddit) says “When you want to know how things really work, study them when they’re coming apart.”

When one looks at the RFC saga,never has a quote been more accurate or prescient. And guys like Chris Jack & his like continually amplify the pain & torment of the recent past.

God bless them, I actually feel a wee bit sorry for the Bearmacht, if they’re pinning all their future hopes on King & Smith two figures who represent nothing other than past failure on an enormous scale that they seem doomed to repeat endlessly?

SFM – The Next Steps
I think the King decision comes as no surprise whatsoever, let’s face it, we have all learned to recognise the patterns of behaviour of this SFA over the last 3-5 years, but it is staggering nonetheless that a convicted criminal is now set to be chairman of a large professional football club in this country.

As a fan of another team, I cannot accurately articulate how little I care about The Rangers, but I do find myself asking precisely what is the purpose of the SFA. It is clearly not to uphold the sanctity of the game, it is certainly not to ensure that ALL professional clubs play by the written rules and the standards that elite clubs should adhere to….and frankly what’s next?

Drug dealers & gun runners perhaps running football clubs?

We should be better, as a small country we have the ability to set standards of probity & fiscal & moral responsibility that other countries would envy & choose to model.
Instead, we have a corrupt game ran headed by a “horribly conflicted” little man who accepted a loan from a member club and remains in post abrogating any of the standards of behaviour that we should expect.


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HOMUNCULUSDECEMBER 23, 2017 at 09:42
Yes, the continuing myopia that characterises the unthinking element of that support. I can’t think of one reason, logical or otherwise, why King would waste another thin dime on that business, pre-supposing of course, that he has been doing that previously, because with him, one never actually knows?

What was clear from my friends’ reactions last night, and the discussion, which ensued, is the decision by the COS, has a similar feel to the days of administration, and the CVA being rejected, it feels seismic?  

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This is an annual post for me. Was out last night with all my friends, and we’re split down the middle between Celtic & Rangers fans. My RFC friends have been very quiet for some time, there’s been general chit chat about football, but nothing, repeat nothing specific about the travails of the club currently operating out of Ibrox? It’s just too painful for them to discuss….

Last night was different. I prompted the conversation by asking “who’s getting a Xmas bonus then & selling their shares at 20p”?

To a man, all three said yes, the sooner the better. All had purchased a £500 package of shares in the IPO, as a way of giving their “club” some much needed revenue, after Green assumed control. For all three, it was an emotional investment, now however, they’d seen events unfold, and coldly realised this was the best deal they were going to get, and have absolutely no problems, of selling them at the first opportunity

I don’t know what this says about the wider supporter base of smaller shareholders, but if it’s a pattern, then Mr King might have a big dunt in his £11m?  

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EASYJAMBODECEMBER 3, 2017 at 19:20
As Celtic are the only member club, thus far, to ask the SFA, to re-examine this issue, and should your deduction prove to be true, what are Celtic’s options at that point?

Can they take it further, presumably to Uefa, or even a judicial review? Would the Res 12 group on Celtic’s behalf look to promulgate this further?

Could it be, that if what you say might happen, actually happens, does that open the door to Celtic potentially going “all guns blazing”?

I would certainly welcome that…;

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So, it seems that there is great online interest in this potential CW book? Is it a Hitler Diaries episode or the real thing?

6 years ago, I would’ve been salivating at such a product, but now, after everything that’s happened, I must confess, that my interest has completely waned, given that simply, we know more or less the full story?

However, one outcome would change my thinking, and that is, if such a book shines a light, on the collusion, and corruptness of the SFA, SPL, & all the nefarious individuals, involved at the time, including the clubs, and hopefully leading to the removal of these individuals, and significant structural change, in the way that Scottish football is governed.

Indeed, if CW can be the catalyst of this type of change, then perhaps, he is the John the Baptist figure, that we’ve all been longing for, and he can rest assured that I’ll be spending quite of a bit of my children’s Xmas present money on his tome.

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CLUSTER ONENOVEMBER 11, 2017 at 08:46
I nearly choked on my Crunchy Nut Cornflakes, when reading Cluster’s suggestion. Can you imagine the meltdown of the Bearmacht, if the SFA moved lock, stock & barrel into the new CP Hotel, when built-:))

Unseen Fenian Hand indeed, but would potentially deliver such top comedy, as to be seriously considered

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