The Real Battle Begins?


Angus1983 says: Friday, November 30, 2012 at 16:26 willmacufree says: Friday, November …

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angus1983 says:
Friday, November 30, 2012 at 16:26

willmacufree says:
Friday, November 30, 2012 at 12:33

But where are the parades celebrating nationality…

Since you mentioend it …

In April this year, for the first, my family and I participated in the ‘Tartan Day Parade’ up 6th Avenue, behind one of the many pipe bands.

Nowhere near as big as St. Paddy’s Parade, but still about 1,000 ‘marchers’ and all good fun -celebrating all things Scottish.

Happy St. Andrew’s Day.

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The Real Battle Begins?
Dear Santa,

for Christmas could you please bring me a new blog post for the ‘TSFM’ website.

I have been a good boy, for most of this year.

Thanks ever so much.



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From RM.

Seems like TRFC fans can’t be bothered buying shares – or voting for their club either…

“e-Petition Update

Only at 35000.

Admin, you have a duty to make that pinned thread stand out. Too many folk are not signing this and spreading the word.

Get it sorted folks. I have got everyone I know to sign it. I have done all I can.

Can you say the same? If not, get on it. We NEED this.

250,000 went to Manchester, there was also 30,000 at Ibrox that day. We could reach that 100k no bother if people got their fingers out.

So get on it. Even make a fake email address and sign it twice again.

Lets get this done. It’s barely moved this last 2 weeks.

F****ng embarrassing we haven’t reached the target yet. ”

Who can they blame for this… 🙄


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Rather than worry about ‘local moderation’, maybe we should start to worry about the big picture. 🙁

In case it has not been widely reported in the UK, international censorship of the internet has recently been disussed – and even voted on – by member countries of a relatively obscure United Nations Agency.

It has some relevance here re: the waning power/influence of the MSM, and the eagerness of the authorities to try and control internet content. [A global battle against the Internet Bampots ?]

Anways, it’s worth a read if only for awareness.

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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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