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I wonder: can anyone give me a link to the SFA’s rules vis-à-vis the powers of its Board?

I’m interested in seeing what their rules say about the Board’s freedom (or discretion) to act in particular situations …

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Time for Scots Government to Take Bull by the Horns
From today’s Herald (Opinion Piece at back of their Sports Section; written by the paper’s Football Editor, Neil Cameron, bemoaning UEFA for charging Celtic and Rangers* with alleged misdemeanours): a wonderful example of the SMSM’s lack of self-awareness:

To put this in some sort of context, there are stadiums in Europe where black players are routinely abused and yet the clubs always seem to escape bans …

Indeed, Neil.


Time for Scots Government to Take Bull by the Horns
if Topping, or his allies at the SPFL (remember also that Mr Topping also ‘serves’ on the Board of the SFA; the only person to be a member of both Boards, I think) were serious about the principle of openness and transparency they should be willing to publish details of the advice they sought from their non-Arbroath-based advocate together with the sage (and apparently very expensive) counsel they received in reply.

This would also demonstrate a willingness to let other able minds help them untangle this Gordian knot they themselves created in the shape of the LNS commission.

A few days ago I asked if anyone had a link to the Rules (or standing orders) for the SFA Board.

The reason for that enquiry was that I have it in mind that those Rules will be littered with expressions granting the Board discretion to act on its own judgement in a host of situations. I would imagine the same will be the case for the SPFL’s Board.

Does anyone have a link to such Rules … ?

Time for Scots Government to Take Bull by the Horns
How enforceable would an agreement be if its terms allowed for one party to break the law and yet still benefit from the terms of the agreement?

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UTH @ 16:15

I posed a semi-rhetorical question a few weeks ago, wondering about the CO’s terms of reference and to whom he is required to report his findings.

I also wonder what he must (or should) do if he finds that the person (or persons/committee) to whom he is expected to report is implicated in any wrong-doing he might find.

If, for example, he is expected to report to (his boss) the CEO or the President, yet he finds either (or both) to have been negligent (or worse), who should he tell?

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justbecauseyoureparanoid 08:53 said:
‘Anyone seen or heard of the SFA’s compliance officer recently?’

Good question, after all this time.

I may have missed it, but can I also ask: Has anyone seen his precise terms of reference; and can anyone tell us to whom he will report?

Enough is enough
I, too, have just had a listen to the fans’ survey podcast (available here https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sQRFX2vOWUvkaeRAEEYL3vzMqdXGFE8T/view?usp=sharing)

I presume some decision makers at the SFA will also have listened to it by now.

Although it is (almost) certain Mr Broadfoot would have been briefed on what tack to take during the on-air discussion, I wonder if those at the SFA involved in his commissioning for the task will be content with Mr Broadfoot’s contribution to the ‘debate’.

From this listener’s perspective, this was an ideal, early opportunity for the SFA to pour some much needed, soothing oil on the troubled waters thrown up by the fans’ survey.

Instead, what we witnessed was a mystifyingly sneering and disdainful SFA spokesman liberally sprinkling unnecessary petrol.

I must also compliment Paul Goodwin for keeping his calm throughout and being well-prepared for this ‘encounter’.

Enough is enough

Interesting thoughts.

I also wonder how the Celtic Board currently views the SFA, SPFL and all other domestic rival clubs at this time, given the shocking state of governance in the game as a whole and the singular lack of support for Celtic’s questioning of same.

It strikes me as highly improbable that (at this time and maybe at any other time, given the commercial realities) Celtic would gladly agree to give more of its prize money to its domestic rivals.

Maybe something could be worked on vis-a-vis TV income, but it would be small beer in comparison to the riches of the CL – which is where I think Celtic wants to see itself competing in the medium to long-term.

Enough is enough

See here for screen shot of the match stats: http://www.celticquicknews.co.uk/brave-celtic-just-fail-but-earn-well-deserved-praise/

Looks like a very even contest, statistically speaking.

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