The Existence of Laws


Pilgrim1888 says: June 12, 2013 at 8:49 pm So there …

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pilgrim1888 says:
June 12, 2013 at 8:49 pm
So there you have it proof that all our clubs voted for him.
Anything less than that would have been an admission that something was not right, a nervous twitch,a hesitant step, a thread loosened and waiting to be tugged…
Proposed by Regan I presume, with no dissention. The others? Waiting for the right moment or complicit?

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The SFA and SPL would have had TRFC/RIFC/RFC/SEVCO ,anyone,straight into the SPL – no accounts, new club, whatever. They created and supported the breathtakingly brazen Bryson line.They have walked a tightrope with UEFA, albeit probably in the knowledge that they were supportive.I wont go on.
The only threat to Newclub is their own incompetence or greed. If they look like going belly up support will be withdrawn and the next incarnation arranged, in the meantime its business as usual.
When you make your own rules, where is the danger?

The Existence of Laws
Regarding the SFA view that a player who has been improperly registered is not deemed ineligible to have played in the match concerned if that improper registration is not discovered until after the event, would it not be helpful if a Club Secretary, at any level of the game, could write to the SFA and ask for clarification? Clubs surely need to know where they stand in case they believe an opposing team has played such a player? This need not be controversial or provocative:it is surely inconceivable that the SFA would have left a horse choking hostage to fortune and that a perfectly logical and reasonable explanation can be expressed.

The Existence of Laws
newtz says:
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macfurgly says:

Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 00:06

…. transparency, justice ….

Agreed, entirely.
I could have said the same, but would have found it difficult to restrain myself and articulate that as well as you have, without going further into culture, history etc.
My point is that I now realise that there is no will to expose any of this on the part of people who should and who have the power to do so.
Where now?

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parttimearab,you have PM.

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John Clark says:
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August 26, 2015 at 10:35 pm
Sums it up for me.

Redistribution of Football Income – The Human Dilemma
Deep breath for this one.
Income distribution and the human condition.
Great comments, too many and too broad to respond to in one post.
This is, inevitably, about Celtic, but Aberbrothockians et al too.
Marx was right, self interest will prevail until all are convinced that Utopia has arrived.
This means that Celtic must be convinced that a redistribution of income is in our best interests.
On balance, I think it is.
I understand that the more money we have, the more we can spend on the scouting system and the players that we bring in and so the better the chance we have of that policy, (a good one in my view), being successful.
However, once we have the players, the potential Champions League players,we have to develop them and that is,as John Collins very honestly pointed out, difficult in a league where they are not stretched to show how good they are, how weak they are, most weeks.
We need competition, our players to be tested, to be made to think, to struggle, to improve. We cannot buy what , IIRC B.McNeill called “the genuine article”;each one costs £20M+ these days.We will find the very occasional Griffiths or Wanyama, but that is all we can expect, the rest will be raw.
The point of income redistribution is not to drag Celtic down, rather the opposite.It is,in my opinion,necessary to strengthen the opposition, to create competition and to raise standards.
It will not work of itself. Better coaching, less fear of relegation and better marketing would help too, as would scouting late developers.
Kenny Mac on SportSound would interpret this as a justification for the football Establishment’s efforts to get TRFC back to the top Div. asap.That’s the last thing we need.In my opinion, PL is wrong.
(Help ma boab, I just made soulmates of Kenny Mac and PL ).
That only sucks resources into the mirage, the apparent but ineffectual vision of a powerful “OF”. 4 games, or even 12 as of 4 years ago, is not enough, we need many teams to be strong enough to beat us if we are not good enough.
It is a hard one: to be fair to PL, he is the CEO of a company and to forfeit revenue is not immediately recognisable as a successful strategy in most cases.The slow decline postulated by others above though is,I’m afraid, real and we will suffer more than any other club if domestic standards fall.
We need to use our straight arms to feed the others, because we need the others to be strong for us to grow.We cannot buy CL success; even if we had the money, they wouldn’t come to Scotland. We need to coach, to compete and to be tested.We need a league where competition is keen between many clubs, where many clubs can realistically strive for the top,for European places, cups and maybe a title.
Redistribution of resources from Europe is desirable, but there is nae chance.Turkeys, Christmas.
Within Scotland it is possible.
Why don’t the other clubs vote for it?

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August 20, 2015 at 10:01 am
It’s a small point, but Hibs tanked them 9 v 3 on aggregate in the 1970 – 71 Fairs Cup.

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RyanGosling says:

July 27, 2015 at 10:33 pm
Gets a vote from me.
If this link doesn’t work, Google UEFA.

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