SFM – The Next Steps


A thought occurred to me. Did DK “invest” 20M in …

Comment on SFM – The Next Steps by shawfieldtoteboard.

A thought occurred to me. Did DK “invest” 20M in the old company or the club? After all the two are seemingly separate. If he gets a pay out, how will the bears feel about him NOT investing in the “club” but in oldco?

Will all his future “investments” be similarly in the newco and not the club?

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Good Try Mr. McKenzie
Demotion, relegation and “placement” all mixed up together to describe Livingston moving from division 1 to division 3.


However, it is in the context of the SFL commenting and therefore based on their rules at the time.

ETA: Just saw Scott C’s earlier post on the same topic. Apologies.

Accountability, Transparency, & Brave Sir Robin

Great to see this initiative and the club trying to engage with its support after a horrendous and contentious past ten years.
I asked a couple of pointed questions regarding turning their gaze farther afield to the administration of the game. Hopefully there will be some follow up on those in the wider report. A previous question of mine resulted in the response that “the SFA/SPFL does not speak for the club”. So while there have been plenty of comments on here that the clubs ARE the SFA, that view may not necessarily be shared by the clubs themselves. 

.. and they wonder why nobody buys papers
Clyde drawn at home to Partick Thistle U20’s in the IRNBRU cup. I will be giving this competition a wide bearth as including colt teams in senior competition leaves me cold. Here are some choice quotes from the Clyde board in response to a question regarding the new format:

The club was not involved in any consultation process regarding the format and the announcement of the format was shared with us one day prior to it being released to the public. The decision was made by the SPFL board.

The Challenge Cup has always been very marginal, and there is no prospect of the revised format being commercially viable for us if we play at home to small crowds.

The competition can be viable if we do not have home matches as the hosting club picks up all of the costs and related work and simply hands us 45% of the gate, which even on small attendances will always be positive.

What’s not to be excited about there? The only hope is that the format falls flat on its arse and is changed, in full consultation with all clubs. It means short term financial pain for clubs but needs must. My hope is that Barry ferguson plays the under-19’s for that game but no doubt if he did we would be hit with a fine for disrespecting the competition.

.. and they wonder why nobody buys papers
And this from four years ago on the Sevco vote… http://www.clydefc.co.uk/news/2012/06/30/4134/#.V2E_1tIrKUk

.. and they wonder why nobody buys papers
Apropos of nothing, this popped up on my facebook timeline as something I shared three years ago. Might provide some clues as to why Scottish football clubs cannot come together to tackle governance as they are either trying to get a bigger slice of money or trying to keep afloat in the aftermath of reduced money.


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