The Real Battle Begins?


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The Real Battle Begins?
allyjambo says:

Monday, December 17, 2012 at 13:04(Edit)

Just noticed one of my posts, in reply to Danish Pastry, is in moderation. I’m not complaining but have read it over and the only word that might have caused it was my use of a character from Star Wars to describe a previous writer on the DR. Is there now a number of, mildly insulting, words we are not allowed to use? I only ask so we can all make sure we avoid them in future.

Saw that in moderation. A WordPress gremlin I think. I assumed you had changed your email address because it was in the place where first posts go?

The Real Battle Begins?
BTW I have been getting some seriously rabid emails accusing the mods of pro-Celtic bias because of the refereeing discussion.

That is simply not the case. Only one of the mods is a Celtic fan (for a start) and in any event, there is no ban on the discussion of the distribution of wealth in the Scottish game, which usually sees Celtic in the dock on this blog.

Because that speaks to the interdependent nature of team sport, that is a relevant topic of discussion for this blog, and we encourage it – with the proviso that the debate is conducted respectfully.

Unfortunately for those who don’t do respect, the mods decide what is and what isn’t πŸ™‚

The Real Battle Begins?
The problem with this bias argument is that 90% of the truth is in perception, and consequently we end up with either handbags or heavy sarcasm, because people can’t understand why anyone can disagree with their point of view. Either outcome takes us down a road which gives the mods more unnecessary work to do.

I don’t mind the argument of itself, but if it devolves into a table tennis game, then it kinds proves the point that it is not a sensible discussion to be having here. I think we have had enough outrage over the last year and a half to know the difference between the real and imagined varieties.

So please take these discussions private and leave some room for discussion of relevant topics.

Discussion on refereeing decisions, contemporary or historical = off topic.

Thanks for listening.

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Scottish Football: An Honest Game, Honestly Governed?
bogsdollox says:

March 7, 2014 at 1:08 pm

Alan Price says:
March 7, 2014 at 12:54 pm


Rangers were not the lender. The Sub-Trusts, into which Rangers made a contribution via an EBT, are the β€œlender”. Rangers gave the money away and there can be no suggestion of repayment to them.

Yes, but had the loans been repaid by the lendees, Rangers would have been able to apply for one themselves had they set up a sub-trust in their favour. Therefore the money would have been available to the club in times of hardship.

Or perhaps I am missing something here?

Scottish Football: An Honest Game, Honestly Governed?
Res 12 is as you say important, but I am convinced that Celtic have no desire whatsoever to pursue its aims.
We could have a discussion about the possible reasons, but ultimately if DD is disinclined to seek a proper answer to these questions, then the SFA will dodge the bullet.
Thus my question to Campbellsmoney: do individual (or groups of) shareholders have locus to seek legal redress here?
Going at it in that fashion may even force Celtic and other clubs for that matter to come on board.

Scottish Football: An Honest Game, Honestly Governed?

Is there anyone outside of the clubs who may have locus to challenge LNS? Is there any basis for a challenge?

I don’t know is the answer, but I doubt it. You see its not a question of law really. Its not a proper court – its a made up thing by a private body.

I meant a challenge in law. For example, is there a framework whereby a shareholder(s) of a club(s) could challenge the outcome?

It does seem rather odd that, if a most people here believe, RFC achieved honours dishonestly and in doing so denied other clubs prize-money and opportunity that those clubs are reluctant to seek redress.

My guess I that the must have something to lose by bringing that up – but what?

Is there a mechanism through which the SFA/SPL could be sued by individual shareholders for loss of earnings caused by a lack of proper regulation by the governing bodies.

Scottish Football: An Honest Game, Honestly Governed?

Is there anyone outside of the clubs who may have locus to challenge LNS? Is there any basis for a challenge?

Scottish Football: An Honest Game, Honestly Governed?
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