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Ally jambo Gerry McCulloch had been on a wee bit of …

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

Ally jambo

Gerry McCulloch had been on a wee bit of a minor moral crusade suggesting Celtic were hiding something about the real nature of the injury to Simunovic .

Gerry was one of the 13 or so “journalists” who were sent the documents that Rangers Administrators failed to provide Harper MacLeod. You may remember the exercise last Sept where SFM contributors printed hard copy and posted it.
I asked Gerry if he had received any package to which he replied he did not want any “packages” so I offered to e mail him the files.
He said he did not have the time and hinted I think that I wanted the issue to take over his life as it appeared to have mine. Cue arrival of blue hue and crys all making the same point on Twitter.
His response showed Gerry as another Hollow Man a Toom Tabard making empty noises. I was disappointed as I thought there was more to him but he could not find an hour to check out the narrative. I have wondered if Radio Clyde is in some magnetic  moral vortex where those who work in it lose their moral compass, but of course it is their living peddling trivia so why should they show any interest in anything serious?
It is however an illustration of what we are up against in addressing serious matters. If football is the turkey then the media is the stuffing and neither fancy the Christmas oven.

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The Case for a New SFA.
Big Pink
Good luck this evening. I hope it is a useful event  for all attending. Sorry I’ll miss it but nothing to add since current blog was published.

There is a saying that a society is as sick as it is secret. Boy did the author know what he was talking about.

The Case for a New SFA.
Delighted to hear Stuart Cosgrove on Off The Ball talking of introducing modern business methods into football governance.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)  are part and parcel of running a modern business (as are Service Level Agreements) to measure performance.
The irony in my tweet aimed at Mr C was missed by Annie  but Mr C got my point ok.
I would love this issue to become a matter of common debate across the media.
There will be Cons as well as Pros,  but let’s at least have the debate and try to drag football into this century.

The Case for a New SFA.
Big Pink
There is little point mounting any enquiry outside a court of law with punitive  powers into goings on at TRFC.
They simply conceal the evidence that would lead to an undesirable result and they do not get called out.
HMRC ask in 2005 if side letters for De Boer and Flo held. RFC say no and it takes a police raid in 2007 to establish they lied.
RFC fail to report arrival of tax bill in May 2011 to SFA and SFA say anything after licence granted is not their problem. Aye right.
SPL lawyers ask RFC in 2012 for all documentation relating to ebts and side letters from 1998 to be provided. RFC fail to provide evidence of De Boer and Flo side letters along with HMRC letter of Feb 2011 setting out illegal nature of ebts used to pay both players.

RFC also fail to provide to the SPL lawyers the same tax bill and covering letter of 20 May 2011 kept from the SFA when licencing monitoring took place in June 2011.

You can see a pattern here, an illusion of governance based on no policing whatsoever of statements made, where the penalty for concealment is not immediate suspension when established but ignoring the evidence.

What passed for governance was an illusion and it is being exposed with every passing day.

Internal policing does not work. There has to be some independent body with stakeholder representatives involved to ensure fair play.
If any good at all comes from RFC’S dishonest behaviour then it will be worth the frustration of getting there.

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It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
The allegations on CQN that Bobby Madden has a gambling problem surely require his  removal from the the firing line until the allegators are proved wrong.
No snap decisions, just a leisurely swim until there is no question as to his motivations. 

It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
Dons/Hibees/Jambos and any other club wanting a UEFA spot.
Flogging players who have put TRFC near top of league is an admission those players unaffordable.
The solution is to make a licence for TRFC conditional on a realistic sustainable business plan. SFA are not doing their licencing job. Never have in fact.
So what questions are your club Directors asking the SFA?
Why not get them to ask UEFA if they are happy with the way SFA process licence applications from Ibrox. Seems UEFA not happy.
Proper club licencing can level the playing field a bit but it also protects all clubs from charlatans selling jam tomorrow.

It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
Allyjambo 21.41

Matthew Lindsay: Time for Dave King to depart Rangers – but who could take over at the Ibrox club?

Rangers need to be run by individuals whose integrity is beyond doubt.
Do such individuals steeped in blue exist?

As rare as a dodo nesting on an iceberg in Carlisle Bay, Barbados.
” No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” Albert Einstein

It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
I got my electronic copy of Not The View delivered yesterday.
Browsing through I thought I recognised The Christmas Tale offering and was pleased to read it as I had forgotten it was a tale I told at Christmas in 2012 (on CQN I think).
I think it worth repeating as a reminder of why SFM exists – because we love football and we love Scottish football and we aren’t done yet.
See me?
See me?
Ah jist luv fitbaw.
Its funny cos I was never that interested until about age eleven when a good pal, who was destined never to see his 21st birthday after a car crash in Rome encouraged me to try it. John was there to become a priest but got fast tracked by the Big Man who knows a good guy when he sees wan.
John encouraged me to give it a go in Suffolk St.  We played “croassies in” with the metal pull down blinds that formed the gates to the interior of the Barras as goals. Plastic baws, Fridos then Wembleys, arrived about then and many a red hot poker made the game a bogey in a failed attempt at repairing a burst baw.
(I blame the whelk shells; they were aw ower the place from the Oyster Bar in the Gallowgate (where I was entrapped in the cellar two weekends in a row cleaning whelks and mussels) and the ravenous appetite of the Glasgow punter for shellfish.
I played fitbaw morning, noon and night and saw Glasgow Green pitches UPGRADED from black ash/clinker to red blaze. We thought we were Wullie Fernie playing on that stuff and there was a case for playing with 10 baws as teams were filled with tanner baw players (goalies were just last man standing) for whom the object of the game was to beat everybody else in the opposition before scoring or it wisnae a goal.
I remember wan night  at the Glasgow Green waiting to play for St Alphonsus v Our Lady of Fatima  when I saw Tony Green, who was a Mungo boy and went on to play for Newcastle and Scotland before injury ended his career too early, waiting, sannies under his arm, to get a game with any team who were a man short. I think the OLOF manager mugged wan of his boys as Tony appeared for them and turned a virtuoso performance against us to give OLOF a 3-2 victory.
I started work and went to London for a year to work in the old Post Office Savings Bank. In my first week Jock (a Jock) approached and asked if I played. He never mentioned the sport, he didnae hiv tae, we wur already communicating at the spiritual level only fitbaw lovers can reach (the kind of thing that electrifies CP on CL nights.)
I get directions fur a game oan the Saturday at Acton Town and turn up, new Puma boots, paid by my transfer grant, under my arm (nae sannies fur me) On entering the park ahm puzzled, there wiz GRASS everywhere, nae clinker or red blaze in sight.  “Must be roon the back of the dressing rooms “ I remember thinking.
Anyhoo I gets changed runs roon the back to see — MAIR grass as far as the eye can see. So I troop back tae the dressing rooms to get directions to the ash pitches. When I explain what ah wiz used to playin oan they aw jist looked at me like my village wiz searching fur their idiot.
Well I get sorted out and line up. The baw, I remember, wiz a size 5 orange wan, but no wan o they bricks wi laces. The first pass to me wiz high and ah chests the ball doon and whirls roon afore I get studded from the back as wiz the custom oan the narrow pitches of Glasgow Green. To ma amazement the nearest opponent to me is about 4 yards away. As I look into his eyes I smile and turn to Jock at the sidelines and shout.
“Yer gonnae need anither baw” as I meander off in pursuit of the only goal that counted for a tanner baw man. I think I managed 7 before netting and I’ll take that. It wiz oan unfamiliar grass after all.
 Postscript “Aye very guid Auldheid” yer thinking (if you have stayed with me so far.)
“Nice reminiscing and it is Christmas Eve, so thanks fur the memories. “
But there’s mer tae this tale fur
See me?
See me?
I jist luv fitbaw.
Its ma game, its  OOR game and when I see the mess those responsible for looking after its welfare have made of it ah want to do something.
I hope ahm not alone.
Dec 2012

It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
That Dave King is allowed any influence in Scottiish football is a dereliction of the duty of the SFA to protect our game from criminality.

Dave King should be called to account by the other clubs via the SFA to provide evidence he can do what he has promised, which is bank roll TRFC.

At the very least the clubs should be preparing for another insolvency event at Ibrox and deciding the conditions they will set for TRFC to continue taking part in Scottish football on the same basis as every other club, who act with the utmost good faith to fellow members.

The clubs via the SFA have the powers under Club Licensing to do so, powers that the SFA Comp Off can only conclude the SFA have failed to utilise. Powers that UEFA must have recognised by now as a result of Res12 letter of May 2016 and UEFA Licence submission this year, are not being used fully by the SFA.  

It was self preservation that underpinned the 5 Way Agreement . The dangers of that agreement – destroying integrity, undermining trust, ignoring deceit – become more and more manifest and should alert other clubs to the necessity to exercise their collective responsibility to each other and so to our game that they govern via the SFA on our behalf, using Club Licensing powers.

When a particular course of action designed to preserve self is not working it is human nature to try another course.

Not renewing STs come April/May unless positive trust restoring actions are taken by our clubs collectively, is one way of changing minds about what is self preserving.

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