THAT Debate, and the Beauty of Hindsight


Still nothing on the SFA website about fans’ incidents over …

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Still nothing on the SFA website about fans’ incidents over the last 2 weekends; 

– fans, [who have pled guilty to], accosting a player on the field, and another making racist gestures
– dodgy singing
– pitch invasion

However, the SFA website does manage to include details of the upcoming England match.

“William Hill Stand – £60 adult/£20 junior*
East Stand – £45 adult/£15 junior*
* under-16s
All transactions are subject to postage + £3 booking fee”

So a family of 4 might have to fork out c. £160 + £12 = £172
Add in pies, Bovril, programme…a conservative £200 ?

To watch the latest disappointing Scotland team, [and typically including several players I just don’t recognise] ?

…and to contribute to the overblown salaries of blatantly corrupt blazers at Hampden ?!

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THAT Debate, and the Beauty of Hindsight
Someone else is now celebrating ‘6iar’ then ?!

Keef has retained his ‘Sports Journalist of the Year Award’ for an incredible 6th time.

He’s rubbish at his sports job, but he must be bl00dy brilliant at giving…something I couldn’t possibly mention here!


[Does Keef collect his Awards from a ‘Lucky Bag’ ? I think we should be told. That’s one for the more mature Bampots.]

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THAT Debate, and the Beauty of Hindsight
Just a general observation, about life in general. 

I am thinking that a duped person can actually be the ‘duper’ ?

And that mibbees, sometimes, the wrong person can appear in a dock?

Generally speaking.


THAT Debate, and the Beauty of Hindsight
MAY 10, 2017 at 12:42
What would happen if someone at Celtic called their team off the park when the song book is in full flow particularly when songs or other offensive actions being sung or acted out by Mr Fotheringham’s “one idiot”* in the crowd would be deemed offensive if the words black, jewish, muslim, homosexual, transgender etc. were inserted instead of the normal targets?…

Initially, I think it would be ‘tit for tat’, with various teams walking off several times in the first few meetings.

But then the fans themselves, IMO, would quickly become fed up with the interruptions – and would fairly quickly be conditioned to behave and drop the dodgy songs and behaviour.

Otherwise, why would you waste your money on watching disjointed, frustratingly elongated [or even abandoned ?] matches ? 

When teams in foreign leagues start to routinely walk off the park when players are subjected to racist attacks, then IMO, it’s a given that Scottish football would then be compelled to deal with unacceptable fans’ behaviour once and for all.

[I remember the Scottish govt. campaign launched about 10+ years ago, [?] with anti-racism TV adverts calling for Scottish people to respect residents from other nations / cultures.  First time I saw one, my immediate reaction was; “What about the nonsense in the West of Scotland then ? Does that not count?” IIRC, the govt got pelters for that faux pas, but the TRFC nonsense seems to have been exacerbated since 2012.] 

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Who Is Conning Whom?
I know I shouldn’t…
Extracted from Derek Johnstone’s p!sh today, with my highlighting;

“…It is a huge call for Derek to make and it is a slap in the face to the Rangers board after they took six weeks going through the process and then made a move for him on Tuesday…”

And just what was that ‘process’ Derek ?

Shirley, the recruitment process would only really have started when TRFC had handed over the contractually stipulated GBP1M: to open talks with McInnnes ?

Or, it took six weeks of relentless PR pressure – via the compliant SMSM including Derek himself – to unsettle and intimidate Aberdeen Football Club ?

Who Is Conning Whom?
Yes, on every Level, it looks like TRFC has got its tactics massively wrong wrt to appointing their new manager.

Even if they were sure they would get McInnes, they could at least have instructed the SMSM to copy/paste ‘rumours’ that a high Level, alternative manager(s) was also being considered ?

Just to hedge TRFC’s bets, so that if for any reason McInnes said “Naw”, then TRFC could then spin that McInnes was not in fact their first choice – or some such BS.

[It seems like the standard MO when a club is linked with a player: they communicate that they have other players to consider for the same position, so its not a negative PR story if the player doesn’t arrive at the club after all.]

And…TRFC / Level42 have had several weeks to plan for all possible outcomes.

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Who Is Conning Whom?
Mibbees this manager shambles will produce an unintended consequence for the Blue Room?

It should now – finally – be clear to the bears that;

– the SMSM is crap, and is just an unpaid PR outlet for TRFC
– King and co are incompetent and the club has no cash.

And it’s a poor show that their youth coach is left to carry the can in the meantime.

Who Is Conning Whom?
Bloody long-winded TRFC statement, just to say;

“We’re still looking.”

Mibbees King will write a letter to Santa insisting he has been a good boy all year, and not told any lies either – honest! 😉

And top of his pressie list could be an accomplished manager / magician who can pull the title out of the hat with no money?

Who Is Conning Whom?
Could TRFC just sell the manager’s position to the highest bidder?

Would make a great stocking filler for a bear this Christmas?

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