Comment on The Case for a New SFA. by tamjartmarquez.
The Cat NR1 20th October 2015 at 8:47 pm #scottc on October 20, 2015 at 3:57 pm
FC United of Manchester leading the way again. Just like the living wage
http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/fc-united-reject-bbc-request-6667241#rlabs=11%20rt$sitewide%20p$10==================================================That is a brilliant read.TV has ruined top flight football in England and is doing its best to do the same in Scotland with the ridiculous kick off times.Cup football is now a farce on both sides of the border, with games played weeks apart on some occasions, and the shambolic hunt the the draw.It’s nice to see FC UoM making a stand for the match going supporter. Newcastle v NCFC at 4pm on Sunday anyone?
There is life in football though, and last week I took advantage of the international break to watch Barnet v Accrington Stanley (who are they? :-} ) in order to recomplete the English 92. There were plenty of other fans doing the same, and I bumped into a couple of other City fans and my Leeds supporting mate spotted another chap he knew from Elland Road.As the article said, an insight into the matchday experience can easily be obtained by going to a match, preferably at 3pm on a Saturday or 7.45 midweek.By the way Accrington Stanley are not related to either Accrington FC (the only founder members of the Football League no longer in existance) or the club of the same name that was in the league in the 60s. Needless to say, Sky TV managed to get it wrong during the 125 anniversary season, although that is not at all surprising as they have history of confusing clubs with similar names.Veering back on topic to Scottish football, is there a 42 Club in Scotland?
I too enjoyed last night, and was impressed with the fire that burns for justice and the desire to safeguard the sport that we all love, Scottish football. That an aim of the blog is to attract those of the blue persuasion is so important. It is unfortunate that whenever anyone of a blue persuasion sticks there head above the parapet they are forced to admit fault/ acceptance of guilt for Rangers wrongdoing. I personally, believe that all ‘decent’ Rangers supporters know that they are a new Club, and know that the ongoing flustercuck is a mirage. In fact anyone that stumbles on SFM is in search of a more balance viewpoint than is available on the sweary sites.
I know this to the case from professional supporters of that club and the anger/ defence mechanism that is triggered when fitba is discussed. I merely say I don’t accept the continuity myth. Currently working/ living in England and never having lived in the west coast bubble, I maybe have it easy. I reckon they might appreciate, and benefit from, the MSM laying all bare. I believe Rangers* fans, as those in attendance last night really need this watershed moment so that we can all move on. I believe the FC of Manchester story, highlighted by scottc, and the actions of those involved at that new club are inspirational, and indeed a rallying call for all supporters that all is not well with the game.
It is the governance of the game in Scotland that concerns me most. The clubs and authorities must awaken, hold their hands up, and ensure that the wilful malfeasance is not allowed to happen again, is not encouraged/ rewarded. Lets not forget the Falkirk stadium, the various programme writers and Jim Spence, who have been shamelessly hung out to dry by there bosses for telling the truth.
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* it seems that the club are having another identity crisis. hic!
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Hot on the heels of Rangers* not being in Fifa 16. Just opened my latest e-mail from toffs and the list of retro gear from Scotlands biggest club seems to have an identity crisis. Looks like somebody playing in blue are now called Glasgow, and have been stripped of 4 stars.
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I will gladly cancel my current monthly FOH contribution and transfer to support this cause. Without it Scottish football is dead to me. My club no longer deserves my financial support, we all deserve better.