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On a more serious note there isn’t much we can …

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On a more serious note there isn’t much we can do if some mug punter, whether a teddy bear or a world famous investment guru decides to top up CG’s pension fund, with an upturn in RFCs footballing fortunes being a mere byproduct as long as fictional investment isn’t used to leverage the teddies on an emotional blackmail ticket. Similarly I share Mcfc ‘s view that the big boys will always find a way round FPP.

I’m just a little nervous that a master plan is afoot complete with PR overdrive that is leaning heavily on “it’s the start of the season what are they going to, chuck us out?”

Yes, but only if it’s merited. Dundee already paid the price last year with us all hand wringing.

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On form today chaps. Definitely two of the best FT headlines we’re never likely to see.




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Out of interest, what would happen if a player was named in (in this example) the squad for the St Pats game to clear suspension and sat on the bench injured in full leg plaster, clearly unplayable? Presumably that would count in so far as he is denying the team the chance to name another fit player instead.

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Celtic correctly in CL and LW correctly in Uefa (albeit that is perhaps just a happy co-incidence) and rules correctly upheld. And all 36 hours after it occurred. Case closed. I’m not really seeing anyone’s problem with this?

Danish Pastry says:

August 7, 2014 at 9:16 pm

“Scottish fitba at its best: skill, commitment, high-energy, never-say-die. Love it.”

And a Sociedad who’s ability to play diagonals in midfield particularly with their heads that left me mesmerised.

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reasonablechap 5th November 2020 at 08:24

I think that certainly in recent years, it would be much more accurate for it to read…

"When you pull on that jersey you are not just playing for a football club, you're playing for a PLC"

Sorry, me no understandy…

I thought the separation was an accepted given now no…?

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You have to remember Menace the “being out” and the positive test are not necessarily related.  As I understand it, Players 1-4 can be out and player 5, who is within just one of 1-4’s training bubble can test positive for the fan to struggle. 

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Agreed wottpi.  Aberdeen in a way actually called their bluff and said ok we’ll play.  The approach now seems to be that we’ll all simply avoid there being a repeat rather than address what I personally think is inevitable at some point.

and FWIW I still wouldn’t agree with giving “them upstairs“ executive powers to do what they deem fair.  They negated that possibility a long time ago.

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The issue would have been (I think) how does the SPFL order a game to be forfeit if “the offending side” is standing there ready to play? 

What will happen if for instance in the hypothetical match City versus Utd, 4 of City’s players and families are pictured in Dobbies having lunch in close proximity and the pictures hit the Rags websites?  Or, as is perfectly possible, 2 from each side?

i assume that’s the purpose of tomorrow’s zoom call with managers and captains.

Similarly I’m not sure on what grounds the SG could act.  They can order the postponement, as they did, not the forfeit.

and of course, if City happen to be top 5 premiership and Utd are part time, is it even fair to apply the play or forfeit rule?

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Absolutely Homunculus, particularly the last line. Which is what I suspect will make it completely unworkable.

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