The Case for a New SFA.


Big Pink 2nd October 2015 at 1:47 pm #Just had …

Comment on The Case for a New SFA. by StevieBC.

Big Pink 2nd October 2015 at 1:47 pm #Just had a visit from Paradisebhoy at SFM Central. Coffee and Oreos were consumed

Anybody who has stuff they would like to give to us for safe-keeping, please let me know.

“Coffee and Oreos” you say BP ?
Seems that the ‘expenses culture’ is not restricted to the Ibrox boardroom ! 22

And, in order to pretend that the TRFC show is still ‘safely’ on its journey – and making friends along the way – could I suggest that we ask Dave King to hand over his wallet to you for safe-keeping ? [Well you weren’t being specific above.]
…assuming that King himself can find his own wallet…

Exciting times for SFM.  Onwards & upwards !  04

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The Case for a New SFA.
The Clumpany’s latest blog is a good read, and about Doncaster in particular.
Reading the legally qualified Doncaster’s comments flagged up parallels in my head with the legally qualified Hillary Clinton’s public utterances.
Both confidently mouth off in public about their own view of the world from within the safety of their own wee bubble: no mistakes admitted, no apologies given, no self-awareness – and how dare you question my competence / veracity / etc…  
Doncaster must be in line for another SPFL bonus after this latest public performance.  08

The Case for a New SFA.
The Cat NR1 23rd October 2015 at 5:05 pm #…
“In a statement, Fifpro said, “A clean break from the past is essential for Fifa to climb out of the toxic pit which continues to produce serious accusations of corrupt behaviour on almost a daily basis. At the same time, there is no doubt the present mayhem has left Fifa morally bankrupt.” (Fifpro is the global players’s union rather than a video game, as I first thought.)
So that would be the generally pampered, self-indulgent, over-paid players – with their dodgy agents – insisting that FIFA cleans up its act ?!
World football / European football is really a joke now.
The paying punters saw through this shambles many years ago – especially wrt FIFA.  
And in addition to implementing proper governance with new faces, at some point there has to be a major correction in players’ wages – and ticket prices – before it’s all too late, IMO.
The problems associated with corrupt football governance – e.g. at FIFA, UEFA or the SFA – will be irrelevant if nobody is paying to watch football in the future.

The Case for a New SFA.
Good to see the social event went well, and am sure that many, like myself, would love to be able to attend future events.
And for those who left early…did BP give you any homework ?! 09
And my valuable contribution for today is: where’s Waldo…I mean, where’s King ?
If I was a TRFC ST holder – or even a slightly interested SFA blazer – I would be very keen to know where he is and what he is doing with respect to steadying the Ibrox ship.
Doesn’t seem to be much interest currently in the SMSM either ?
Have they all just got fed up with King and and his own ‘moonbeams’, [(c) Minty] ?

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Moving On Time?
Cluster One 22nd December 2020 at 23:01

SPFL toast new sponsor as Glen’s Vodka backs Scottish football until 2023 SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster hailed the partnership…


I see there is some mild criticism reported in the SMSM, but Doncaster, IMO, is confirming he is tone deaf with his comments.

The game has been screaming out for Gov't. – i.e. taxpayers' – financial support due to covid, yet it continues to simply blank the opinions of its customer base / taxpayers.

I'd guess the majority (?) of fans are uncomfortable with the national team – and our clubs – being strongly associated with booze, gambling, fast food, junk food, etc.



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Extract from the BBC:

shirley, Blatter wasn't planning on a return to football next year…?!


"Fifa has lodged a criminal complaint against former president Sepp Blatter over the finances of a museum in Zurich, Switzerland.

The complaint relates to the involvement of Blatter and other former officials in the Fifa museum project.

It is the latest allegation of financial impropriety against Blatter, who resigned from his post as president in 2015 amid a corruption scandal.

The 84-year-old has always denied any wrongdoing.

Blatter is currently serving a six-year ban from all forms of football."



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Jingso.Jimsie 22nd December 2020 at 11:28

It was a terrible advert for Scottish football: a poor game which lacked any consistency of quality play from either team, poorly refereed…


I suppose 'beauty lies in the eye of the beholder', but I thought it was a great advert for Scottish football – especially for the neutrals.

Totally agree that technically, the footy on show wasn't the best – and neither was the match officiating.

But: 6 goals, a bit of argy bargy, controversial refereeing, individual mistakes, suspect goalkeeping – plus the drama of a penalty shoot out to make history, or not.

Too many times I have watched the technically gifted EPL 'big games' where the footy on offer was high quality… but boring as hell.

At least the Scottish Cup Final wasn't a typical, dour and overly defensive 1-0 game?


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As this is the Scottish Football Monitor,

well done to the Buddies for their epic, totally unexpected Cup win last night.

Likewise, it's good for the game that Ross County also progressed in the cup with their own big win.

At least one piece of silverware will be leaving Glasgow this season – which is no bad thing at all, IMO.

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J.J agreed: and who knows the full impact of covid on transfer fees – and the duration of any depressed transfer market.

I didn't read the full RIFC Annual Report or the full AGM notes, so may have missed it, but;

It makes sense for Robertson to state that a couple of players need selling each year: seems to have worked OK for CFC in recent years.

But, for a cash strapped club in the middle of a pandemic with few, young sellable stars in the squad – you'd think Robertson would be shouting loud about cost cutting…

except TRFC is desperate to stop 10IAR.

TRFC should be focused on short-term cost-cutting measures to counter the immediate Going Concern risks.

To state the bleedin' obvious.  indecision

Choosing to focus on winning the SPL title rather than focusing on survival is RIFC's choice to make.

…as our incompetent SFA blazers look on gormlessly… again.

If Robertson had an improved governance body as he claims to want, then the SFA would be asking searching questions of TRFC long before now.


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