THAT Debate, and the Beauty of Hindsight


Away from the crime of the century, there was much …

Comment on THAT Debate, and the Beauty of Hindsight by nawlite.

Away from the crime of the century, there was much talk last week about the benefit to Ross County of Alex Schalk’s dive against Celtic. As a Dunfermline resident, here’s news of another ridiculous dive I saw. As well as probably depriving DAFC of points, this one turned round a one-goal deficit and eventually led to Falkirk picking up 3 points to reinforce their play off place.
It seems like these clubs are only too glad to take the suspension and pick up the vital points at this time of year!! You can find the dive itself on YouTube.

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THAT Debate, and the Beauty of Hindsight
Yep, that’s a good one re the chrystalisation date. Auldheid, is that being stated in court of use to you and the requisitioners?

THAT Debate, and the Beauty of Hindsight
So if, as has been suggested here, UEFA do not actually monitor licence approvals, but simply take the word of the SFA, is there any merit in members of the public contacting them to ask them to look specifically at TRFC*’s financial situation? Will UEFA take action if one, or ten, or 100 people contact them? Thanks to this forum, I think I could quote sufficiently detailed figures re the loans etc to convince them that TRFC* might not meet the criteria and therefore they should have a look, but would they ‘waste their time’ if ONLY members of the public highlight it?
I know we’d all like Anne Budge to do it, but there’s no guarantee she will, so is it worth me/us doing it, do you think?

THAT Debate, and the Beauty of Hindsight
As a non-fan, it never used to bother me what happened in ‘old firm’ matches, but since the liquidation I’ve always wanted Celtic to win heavily, so as not to allow TRFC* fans the opportunity to claim that they were ‘BACK’ beating or even just being competitive with Celtic. I was annoyed at the semi final win, the Murty 1-1 draw etc.
While delighted at the weekend 5-1, I wondered how many of those types of result it might take before TRFC* fans decided it was better to admit that they were a new club and therefore couldn’t be expected to be competitive. At the moment, to them it’s still the same club just going through a difficult recovery but would more of these “ashamed and embarrassed” days (Copyright K Miller) make it easier for them to disassociate the new reality with their old golden memories?
Surely at some point it’s easier for them to say ‘We’re just starting out, but we’ll try and catch you up’ than ‘We used to be the best and now we’re crap’ which is what most of their forums are bemoaning at the moment.

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Enough is enough
EB, you state that the SFA’s rules allowed them discretion to transfer the membership. Just for clarity – is your reason for doing so purely to clarify for others on here that the SFA did not break their rules in allowing the transfer? I.e. a warning not to claim the SFA breached their rules?
Or is your reason for stating it an argument that the transfer of membership allows the current ‘Rangers’ to claim that it is the same entity as the ‘Rangers’ currently in liquidation?

Enough is enough
AS, you need to remember that as far as the SFA is concerned there’s no uncertainty ‘cos Dave said he would put the money in! So that’s awrite then.

Enough is enough
If Dorrans’ signing was after the accounts cut-off, then I can only see Cardoso, Pena, Herrera, Candeias and Morelos signing for a fee according to TransferMarket. Their fees listed there total only £7,380m not the c£10m shown in the accounts. Anyone any ideas?

Enough is enough
Given that Dave doesn’t have any control, I’m wondering who the nice person at NOAL is who keeps sending TRFC money out of the goodness of his heart?!?

Enough is enough
Tris, you say “Celtic wouldn’t be risking very much if some more equitable model was introducedThey’d still have more money than most.”
Of course they would………but only most in Scotland. That’s my point – why would they weaken themselves against the ‘big’ European clubs whom they have ambitions to better or at least compete with? You suggest they should because somewhere down the line they MIGHT need to improve due to increased competition from better domestic clubs. Seriously? “Let’s weaken ourselves against the clubs we’re aspiring to match in the hope that years ahead we MIGHT get better and they (keeping all their money) don’t”!?!?!?!
Let’s be realistic. You can’t expect a business/club to do that.
I want better competition and improving standards in Scottish football as much as anyone, but the more naïve comments I hear, the more I’m convinced that it can only be done by somehow forcing UEFA to drive it from the top down (or, as you say, the bubble bursts and we start from scratch).

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