Time for Scots Government to Take Bull by the Horns


PORTBHOY JULY 20, 2017 at 13:13  http://scottishfsa.org/first-independent-evaluation-scottish-football/ ===================== [Reposted as first one ‘disappeared’.] I’m guessing that …

Comment on Time for Scots Government to Take Bull by the Horns by StevieBC.

JULY 20, 2017 at 13:13 

SFSA Benchmark 2017 Survey Results Announced!


[Reposted as first one ‘disappeared’.]

I’m guessing that the SFA & SPFL will be more worried about the potential threat posed by the above survey – rather than the ‘EBT years’ fallout ?

And smart decision by the SFSA to engage foreign academics to devise the survey.

Looks like a promising start…

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Time for Scots Government to Take Bull by the Horns
JULY 20, 2017 at 16:51 
AllyjamboJuly 20, 2017 at 14:45

Completed the survey about 3 hours ago. Easy peasy.

Lots of ‘1’s…  14

Time for Scots Government to Take Bull by the Horns
JULY 19, 2017 at 00:01 

Stage 1———-
Prior to the date of the corrupt Statement the current Celtic nominee to the corrupt SPFL Board  will resign. No Celtic replacement will be announced prior to the date of the corrupt Statement. Concurrently, selected corrupt SMSM lap dogs will be privately briefed (not by Celtic of course) that Celtic are “outraged” at the corrupt Statement when in reality they are 100% behind it.


Yes, with CFC being the only club so far to put its head above the parapet – re: the statement issued following the SC judgement – the club has very deliberately chosen to place itself in this position.

[And a very prompt reaction to the judgement, when the club has typically dragged its feet re: Res12 etc.]

With the fans – especially CFC fans – eagerly awaiting some action from Hampden, the onus is then on CFC to withdraw its representatives from the SFA & SPFL if the club fundamentally disagrees with the inaction, [or with any inadequate, proposed action.]

But, can’t imagine Lawwell would voluntarily abandon CFC’s formal positions of influence at Hampden, so any withdrawal would only be temporary, IMO.

So, mibbees you are right: a staged manoeuver by all clubs, in the hope that the fans will just not be able to get themselves organised – and once the season starts, the fans might just forget…and move on…for the good of Scottish football, of course !

But the Internet Bampots might not give up that easily!  16

Time for Scots Government to Take Bull by the Horns
JULY 18, 2017 at 09:36 
The head of Spanish football has been arrested during an anti corruption raid at the Spanish Football Federation by police.So it spreads, where next?

The SFA / SPFL aside, FIFA & UEFA have been commonly regarded as corrupt organisations by the paying punters – and have done so for a very long time.  Only relatively recently has FIFA been busted very publicly.

IMO, we have to assume that EVERY FA across the globe is corrupt – to a greater or lesser extent – unless proved otherwise.  At the very least by association with, and support of, either organisation.

Here’s a depressing thought: mibbees our very own Hampden blazers are amongst the least corrupt FA’s ! 

And as JJ refers to above: yes we seem to be at a watershed.

But why should we expect the clubs / SFA / SPFL to suddenly change their behaviour now – and implicitly admit they were wrong / corrupt / incompetent when dealing with the Ibrox club[s] ?

Perhaps they will offer a pathetic sop to the disillusioned Scottish fans, in the hope that it will keep them – and their money – onside, and everyone could ‘happily move along’.

Don’t know what that sop could be, but fully expect it would only enrage fans further…  11 

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It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
Just a wild idea…

But, what if King declared himself bankrupt?
[Well in a court recently, he did claim he was ‘penniless’].

Of course anyone who knows of the glib and shameless one would assume King would have assets hidden, or in his wife’s name – a la wee Bazza?

Would bankruptcy effectively kill off the TOP sanctions?

At this point it seems that King’s reputation is ruined in Scotland – and with the bears and even with the SMSM?

King’s time is up playing charades as ‘the Rangers saviour’, and he must – you would think – be thinking about preserving his remaining wealth as he approaches retirement…?  09

It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
Mibbees after 20 years of failure, the national team and the SFA don’t deserve a dedicated, national stadium?

And Hampden is simply not worth keeping as a football venue for mainly sentimental reasons, IMO.

It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
CO, I think Phil’s scoop about the manner of Nicholl’s appointment deserves a: Wow Just Wow!
It displays how dysfunctional the management structure at Ibrox has become, and you would think, it is a massive red flag.
[Apart from having no cash.]

I also have my fingers and toes crossed that in 2018 my £20 bet on TRFC finishes bottom 6 comes in – with the help of an Admin. event.

[Thanks to fellow Bampots for the tip: interestingly Sky wouldn’t accept a £50 bet for a 150/1 long shot…]

It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
All the best for 2018 Bampots!

And just have to add this headline from the esteemed DR, so it must be true;

“Bluenoses out of joint as Rangers pub to be turned into gay sauna’s bar”

Couldn’t possibly comment on the article…but a couple of sentences did jump out as sounding familiar;

“…Annie Millers was one of Glasgow’s most hardcore Rangers haunts and it was a real shock for a lot of fans when it closed last year.
A lot of drinkers were hoping that someone might rescue the pub so it could reopen as it was before. This definitely won’t happen now…


It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
Guessing it’s quiet as the Bampots have been out watching the footy…or getting dragged around the shops by their better half for the sales ?!

Wife told me last night about the Dembele ‘sale’.
Immediate reaction was that it was nonsense from the SMSM.

There ‘could’ be some truth in it: e.g. an off-the-record tip from either CFC or Dembele’s agent, perhaps to simply instigate a bidding war ?

But, my initial reaction to any big story is to always doubt the SMSM’s veracity: the lamb munchers were exposed a long time ago…and it’s a surprise that the DR in particular is still on sale in hard copy format. 

If he is sold for X millions, how will the SMSM / Level42 spin that as ‘bad news’ for CFC…and bad for Scottish football ?  22

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