Small Price to Pay?


UPTHEHOOPSMARCH 19, 2017 at 15:09 You totally right. Cathro and Levein don’t …

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UPTHEHOOPSMARCH 19, 2017 at 15:09
You totally right.
Cathro and Levein don’t have to explain themselves to anyone at this moment in time.

The club has embarked on a DoF / Coach arrangement and it would be daft not to expect someone of Cathro’s limited experience not to have some discussions with Levein re playing matters. Whether that is behind closed doors or in the full glare of an ongoing match, who really cares.  

If you think about American Football, banks of coaches are constantly relaying information back and forth from the booths in the stands to the sidelines on the game and the required tactics.

International rugby has gone down the same route and these days you generally see the head coach behind the glass of the coaching booth in the stands. Nobody bats an eyelid.

How many of us have sat in stand and are clearly seeing faults and issues that we do not believe are being seen on the sidelines by more experienced coaches/managers than Cathro?

The fact is that there is a body of Hearts fans who have little time for Levein and would happily see him go. My guess is that this is something they will happily grab and run with.

The main problem is that whatever the football department as a whole are talking about isn’t working as the team on the park  is blowing more cold than hot at present and yesterday there was a clear lack of fight against a hard working Aberdeen. Dropping to 5th spot is going to have fans asking bigger questions beyond the passing of notes between dug-out to stand.

To be fair to the BBC Tam Cowan on ‘Off the Ball yester day  did recall a time when it was rumoured SDM went into the Rangers dressing room to give the players a bollocking (possiby during the Le Guen period) and that this was of course portrayed, at the time,  as strong leadership and all for the good of the club.

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Small Price to Pay?
Not really wanting to get into a spat with other sites but I do feel I have to stand up for our own John Clark in relation to identifying Tommy McLean as an EBTer.

JC appears to have first mentioned McLean from his notes taken in the CoS appeal in the summer of 2015.

As I understand it, JC wrote down the names in his own shorthand while listening to case being argued by Julian Ghosh. These notes related to the mention of three specific cases of EBT trusts.

As McLean was not on any known list of EBTers at the time other posters on SFM queried which ‘Mclean’ JC was referring to and the possibility of mishearing the name was discussed. Other options of ‘McClellan’ were discussed. However JC appears to believe his notes did say ‘McLean’.

However, in the Supreme Court over the last two days Mr Ghosh once again appear to concentrate on three exemplars for the EBT recipients, Bain, McCann and the aforementioned Tommy McLean. 

Therefore it appears clear that Mr Ghosh has constantly used Tommy McLean’s EBT (along with Bian and McCann) in his arguments to the tribunals and courts. It would therefore not be sensible to bring in another exemplar when dealing with the appeal in the Supreme Court so as to confuse and already complex case.

Any ‘exclusive’, if indeed the terms is even justified’,  on Tommy McLean therefore goes to John Clark who sat in on the CoS appeal and reported the name in the summer of 2015.

All blogs and websites are a useful medium for passing on information to others who may not have had the time or inclination to watch the Supreme Court stream over the last few days but simply repeating something you saw on the telly earlier in the day is some way off from being investigative journalism.

Plenty room for everyone in the world of Internet Bampottery, we all have something to say and most of it is of interest given the different view points and slants that an issue can be seen from.

However, nothing ‘sniffy’ in seeking a bit of accuracy, a degree of self-regulation and  to avoid the SMSM and others portraying us all as nut jobs.

To my mind a bit of camaraderie wouldn’t go a miss to ensure we are all accurate and well informed as opposed to what appears to be, as Denzel Washington said a wee while back, a desire to be first with any news.

Small Price to Pay?
Wonder if the Magic hat will raid Ibrox for a few of his old player 🙂

Small Price to Pay?
Warburton and Weir given the Nottingham Forrest jobs.

Cat among the pigeons in any future employment tribunal?

My guess is an undisclosed settlement being agreed soon.

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HOMUNCULUSDECEMBER 28, 2017 at 13:48

Indeed. And that was my other thought.
Even if Mark Allen does a good job T”Rangers wouldn’t see any cash for any upcoming talent (internal or bought in)  for a god number of years.
To date a good few lads showing talent have been allowed to leave to keep the lights on.
At present the only prospect they have is McRorie who I think has stepped up and performed well when asked.He certainly has confidence and could develop into a decent centre back playing with the likes of Souttar for Scotland.

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I am sure the thought will have crossed other’s minds but will say it anyway.
Celtics ‘free money’ from the VVD  transfer is more than T’Rangers stated  loan requirements to keep the lights on for the next year or two.
Thats the size of the gap between Celtic and the rest of us.

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DECEMBER 22, 2017 at 12:56

Lets just call it 14 February for old times sake and serendipity. 21

It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
Statement O’clock but on another matter.

ClydeSSB tweeting Murty appointed until end of the season.

It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
EASYJAMBODECEMBER 22, 2017 at 10:33

Thought that may be the case but was wondering if someone would be trying to get ahead of the game.

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