SFM – The Next Steps


Andy says: Member: (56 comments) June 20, 2015 at 9:44 pm http://www.philmacgiollabhain.ie/dave-king-offered-his-shares-to-ashley-at-meeting-on-june-12th/ ? ________________________________________________________ Wow! Kaboom! This …

Comment on SFM – The Next Steps by Resin_lab_dog.

andy says:
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June 20, 2015 at 9:44 pm



Wow! Kaboom!

This certainly explains Dave’s lack of public engagement with his ‘peepil’ of late.

It is definitely looking like MASH was the lesser of 2 evils.

Wonder if ‘Dignity’ Dave’s FPP status will survive an insolvency?

Nevermind Bears. If you buy enough shirts, just maybe it won’t come to that!

(sotto voce…. erm sports direct boycott…)

… DOH!

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SFM – The Next Steps
Been thinking about the MASH debt and the japes that big Mike could get up to in pursuit of getting his debt repaid.

He has the advertising hoardings at Ibrox matches – including the televised ones – sewn up, doesn’t he?

Thinking what a great format that would make for submitting ‘ a final demand’ for payment.

Or why not really go for it and serve them with a writ and / court summons via the medium of their own pitch surround during a televised match against promotion rivals: I’m sure that would get their attention. 😈

The situation at basket-case FC is so bizarre that it taxes the imagination wondering what will come next in the saga.

SFM – The Next Steps
part time pete says:
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June 20, 2015 at 10:47 am

Just one last question who do you all think is getting the ground rent.
From my experience, in England, with all these Phoenix clubs the ground ownership is the key. Anybody asked Bomber Brown lately?


If I was a betting man, I’d say the original ‘ticketus’ investors via some other entity.
It is not to be overlooked that the original ‘ticketus’ set up was a CGT scam designed to net a load of HNW (high net worth) individuals a guaranteed tax free return by exploiting the EIS (enterprise initiative scheme) intended to give tax incentives to start up businesses.

These HNWs tend to have power and influence, whilst being somewhat publicity shy.
It is entirely possible that they recruited and bankrolled Green with the sole intent of getting their money back for them.
Something he may well have achieved by now, by virtue of the onerous contracts.
The fact that this was done at the expense of the taxpayer and the bears, and those who invested in the AIM flotation will not trouble them in the slightest.

SFM – The Next Steps
Big Pink says:
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June 20, 2015 at 1:35 am

There’s Only One Willie Miller says:
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June 19, 2015 at 8:10 pm
‘Having a former Celtic player on your phone in is exactly the sort of thing that makes fans of other clubs think that this is a Celtic minded blog.’

Obviously I agree with neither the premise nor the conclusion. However assuming that your point is a serious one, are you suggesting that we should exclude Celtic people from the blog?

And while you’re at it, is there any other club whose representatives should be excluded lest we give the impression that we are a [insert other club here]-minded blog? For example were we Raith-minded when Turnbull Hutton was on – or St Johnstone-minded with Stuart Cosgrove, or Hibs-minded when David Low laid out his plans for Easter Road?

I think that the thought process behind the question suggests that you are looking for reasons to criticise. That is disappointing, but I hope you will feel differently in time.

And if you have any leverage with Willie Miller, I’d be more than happy to have him on.


There are about 40,000 Celtic fans turn out each week.
There are about 3000 Caley Thistle fans.
For every Caley legend, there are going to be 10 Celtic ones.
I have no problem with this.
This site may not attract a representative quotient of TRFC fans because they are better served by those that peddle a narrative that is more appealing to them.
But those we do get are a cut above.
that notwithstanding, I don’t see that the demographic of the site is too far away from scottish football as a whole?

There are alot of Celtic fans. Alot of Celtic fans post here.
That does not make the site Celtic centric.
Because the rest of us make sure that those of a hooped persuasion who get too ‘partisan’ are called to account.

I sense an anti OF narrative that is by definition to the detriment of CFC financial interests. Lawell gets and honest grilling hereabouts, rather than sychophantic fawning.

He gets the same scrutiny as DCK. He just stands up better most of the time.

(Be honest though, he’s no Kenny Cameron!)

Recent Comments by Resin_lab_dog

The Offline Game
Here’s why the TOG report should desperately concern every fan of Scottish football. Here is why this is not some Celtic obsession.Let’s (for the sake of argument) leave the events of 2012 behind us and all move on together arm in arm with a spirit of cameraderie and good natured competition, come one, come all, TRFC fans and allcomers… hail fellows well met…Wind forward a few months to April 2017. Its been a mixed season on the park for TRFC and a very bad one off it. Legal bills, unforeseen costs and some straw breaks teh camel back. Another insolvency looms, but the board so thi scoming and a CVA looks possible this time.o among us has any confidence that our administrators would act without fear or favourIt could happen. But… oops… an insolvency means a points deduction. And a points deduction might mean relegation. Who upon reading  the TOG report could have any confidence that our adminsitrators would not intervene unfairly to prevent such an occurrence?Who among us (CFC fans probably excepted by virtue of league strength) can be sure that it would not be our club – who played by the rules that should apply equally to all –  that was unfairly relegated instead? Why would I turn up for an alleged sporting contest where this very possibility was even countenanced?Not I!

The Offline Game
Good stuff!
I’m still catching up after an enforced absence due to family circumstances, but glad to be able to get back to this.
And so – in summary – where do we find ourselves today?
Well to buy a ST – or even a match ticket, or not? That is the salient question.
And the answer is – for me – overwhelmingly : Not.

And Why?

The game is conspicuously rigged. And rigged by the very people who were charged with keeping it honest.

And we are being kept in ignorance of this fact.

And Kept in ignorance by the actions of the very people who should be charged with keeping us informed.

Its all gone a bit North Korea in Scottish football.

So its perhaps not surprising that fans like me will be ‘heading South’ so to speak.

Shame. There’s alot to like about ICTFC.
If they could only find an honest league to play in, things would be rosy indeed!

Whose assets are they anyway?
There is a way forward. 
A new rangers logo. 
An rfc crest 
Cheated. (Sorry) 
That would circumvent the mash ip issue, reconcile Scottish football. 
It’s not the desire to punish former rfc fans (hail fellow John james, well met) that motivates me. There but for the grace of God and all that. No time for the knuckle draggers. But without a blatant nod in the direction of the cheating that was tolerated hitherto, games a bogey for all of us. We are here to compete against ranjurs. On a level playing field. We lose fair and square so be it. But when you tilt the park until you are sure to win, as you did for a decade, be sure to keep your nadgers out of range! We are not kicking you when you are down. We are pulling you by your exposed scrotum back into the real world from a mental illness that had consumed you and hurt us. The appropriate response is gratitude. Hint.

The Case for a New SFA.
Viz top tip:
Are you a Scottish sports journalist or fan of Ibrox club struggling to understand the meaning of the word “liquidation”? 
Simply Google ” Redcar steelworks”.
Then grow a pair. 
And stop insulting the intelligence of everyone else in the world and spare a thought for some genuine victims who were not the architects of their own downfall. 

The Case for a New SFA.
EPL pricing out fans.
It Will not end well.
Economics 101
Addicted die hard fans are already deserting the Bollinger of Stamford bridge for the Buckie of lower league outfits. Have you seen the price of an EPL season ticket?
And all it takes is one EU or TTIP legal challenge and TV money is vapour! 
And what does that leave?
Unpaid bills and dishonoured contracts. 

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