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Good post brth. It is pathetic that the MSM is still …

Comment on The Way it Works by StevieBC.

Good post brth.
It is pathetic that the MSM is still blindly regurgitating the [S]DM propaganda nonsense.

In the last day aside from TV/radio segments we have had;

– from the fans, the lengthy UoF statement blaming the HMRC witchhunt & others for RFC’s demise
– from a potential saviour, Freddy Shepherd insisting he was desperate to buy RFC – except for the HMRC trouble
– from [S]DM – a few soundbites to the DR claiming again he was duped, and it was all Whyte’s / HMRC fault
– from [S]DM (?) – the timely release of a valuable/useful photo purportedly showing the exact moment when the ‘ashen faced and sombre’ Murray signed the SPA to sell to the ‘smirking and anxious’ hovering

It looks like a carefully planned and executed PR campaign is well under way, via the usual MSM poodles.

Is Irvine back on the [S]DM payroll then ?

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Almost did a ‘Cashley Cole’ but avoided crashing the car when I heard Radio Clyde news excitedly annnounce that Charles Green was planning a return to Ibrox backed by George Soros.

George Soros. Yes, of course he is.

MSM continues to underwhelm.

But the release of this story and the report of the ‘cost cutting guru’ Nash charging GBP1K + expenses per day suggests that a new PR campaign is under way.

So what is the real story /

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Totally OT, [& run past TSFM].

I’m currently back in sunny [?] Glasgow for the first time in a couple of years, and for purely selfish reasons thought it could be an opportunity to meet some fellow Bampots – especially as I don’t normally get the chance to discuss TSFM topics ‘offline’.

I am suggesting meeting up in a Glasgow city centre bar on a quiet Monday or Tuesday night this month.

For obvious reasons and to maintain discretion, it would have to be a relatively ‘small’ group – and anonymity can also be maintained on the night.

If you are interested, please drop me a PM over the next couple of days.

Would be good to put faces to some of the monikers.

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Yes, appointing Topping is sending out all the wrong signals, IMO.

No intention of bringing in new blood. No intention of changing the culture at the SFA. The preference is to stick with people they know.

But presumably the clubs have bought into this as well.

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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.



Moving On Time?
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."



Moving On Time?
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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