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TRFC have a recently-appointed Director of Football in situ. Would any …

Comment on Time to Ditch the Geek Show by Jingso.Jimsie.

TRFC have a recently-appointed Director of Football in situ.

Would any of the managerial names being mentioned be happy working with a DoF & particularly the one that is in post?

Mibbes aye, mibbes naw!

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It seems that the BetFred Cup has its own disciplinary rules.

They’re not (as far as I can see) included in the linked PDF from this page:


Click to access 067_324__leaguecupregulations201730june_1499765115.pdf

…which, in turn, refers to:


…that doesn’t seem to mention (again, as far as I can see) bookings being wiped clean at semi-final level & split-competition punishments for violent conduct/other sendings-off.

See transparency; see yon SPFL…

Time to Ditch the Geek Show

OCTOBER 26, 2017 at 08:35  

Who on earth, at the BBC, deemed it appropriate to commission a full interview with Graeme Souness? 

In the small world of Scottish celebrity, and the even smaller world of Scottish ‘sporting’ celebrity, Souness is still considered an A-lister by those that book ‘talent’ to fill space…

…plus there’s the bonus that, according to BBC guidelines, he’s cost-neutral as he’s plugging his hagiography.

Time to Ditch the Geek Show

OCTOBER 25, 2017 at 16:16  

From today’s Scotsman / Craig Forbes;

“Kenny Miller shock favourite to replace Pedro Caixinha as Rangers boss…

Didn’t you read over the page?  

There’s an article entitled, ‘Bookmaker parts fools from their money with spurious market…’

Mischief-making by Paddy Power*, cut’n’pasted by clickbait-hungry media.

*Of course, with my track-record, Miller could be manager before half-time tonight 010106061111

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Re potential transfers out of TRFC: any club interested in a player will (or should) be aware that the club is cash-strapped. It may well be that half a dozen may have to go make a dent in that £4m (even including getting them off the payroll).

That Warburton has been sacked when the MSM talk was that he intended to plunder TRFC for a couple of players in this window is an issue the Ibrox board  may have to concern themselves with.

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DECEMBER 28, 2017 at 15:38

It doesn’t matter if it is paid to a trust or your aunt Agatha, you still have to pay the tax. I have no idea why they use the name Agatha, but they do. 

PG Wodehouse: Bertie Wooster has a fearsome Aunt Agatha. 

Wikipedia also states that ‘Aunt Agatha”, or “Great Aunt Agatha”, is a term sometimes used somewhat disparagingly by workers in the City of London’s financial markets to describe a risk-averse, low-volume, non-corporate investor.’

Here endeth today’s lesson. (For me, too. I was aware of Bertie’s aunt, but not of the financial reference.)

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Companies House is open for business today.

There may well be updated information before this evening.

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Perhaps I have the wrong end of the stick, but it’s my understanding that whatever RIFC wish to do with regards to their Res.11 undertaking is predicated on the TOP & Lord Bannatyne.

If Lord Bannatyne decides the TOP’s ruling with regard to DCK is enforceable, then the ‘shares’ clock/timetable is turned back to 12 April 2017, the date by which DCK should have bid for the remaining stake in RIFC. Res.11 would be null & void due to changed legal circumstances & it would be as if it was never voted on at the AGM.

If M’Lud decides that the TOP’s findings are unenforceable, then Res.11 applies.

Happy to be corrected if the above is wrong.

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DECEMBER 20, 2017 at 17:48

IMO, following the prolonged McInnes debacle, TRFC is now playing a high risk game.

By not appointing a new manager and by not paying potential compensation – the Blue Room is in full control over January player movement, or player departures mostly.

So, with Murts temporarily manning the tiller TRFC can try to avoid another cash crisis next month. [?]

But…what if TRFC receives a right good humping at Celtic Park on the 30th ?

Whatever the results between now & the end of the year, Murty is nominally in charge.

Despite Craig Swan in the DR waving the flag for Tony Pulis, TRFC simply can’t afford a high six-figure salary (or low seven-figure pay-packet) for a manager, who’d actually be a coach given that there’s a DoF in post. I don’t know if Pulis has worked with a DoF in any of his previous jobs. I also don’t know if TRFC could afford to dispose of the DoF, or handle the media/fan flaming that would result.

I still suspect that a senior player will step into the player-coach role at minimal, if any, cost & TRFC will continue, as they are at the moment, to be managed by a committee (DoF, Johansen, Murty, said player-coach & PR guru) until May/June 2018.

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