Two wrongs and a right


Methilhill Stroller 24th December 2015 at 2:02 pm —————————————- Had the great …

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Methilhill Stroller 24th December 2015 at 2:02 pm
Had the great pleasure of making your thumbs up count 36-0!

Let’s hope that 2016 brings all we want for our teams and Scottish Football in general.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Two wrongs and a right
John Clark 25th January 2016 at 5:05 pm #Haywire, LUGOSI, and Jingo.Jimsie: many thanks for the references to Mariella.Quite an accomplished girl, and from the photo, quite a looker.

And did Private Eye not call her “Mariella Brastrap” at one point? Shurely shome mishtake?

Scottish Football needs a strong Arbroath.

Two wrongs and a right
Allyjambo 25th January 2016 at 1:07 pm #Saw this on twitter and it would appear the bears are moving from a ‘buy our way to success’ model to one of ‘WATP so we will win the SPL with whatever journeymen we sign’!
“8m8 minutes ago Why are the media so desperate for Rangers to overspend. Are they worried we sign a team of English bargains and cruise the SPL next year?”

The first question that popped into my (cynical) head was who authored this tweet? Could it be a Level 5 or similar softening up of the bears for the realisation that no-one has been or can be signed?

Unfortunately so untrusting have I become that ulterior motives are sought in almost anything Govan-related.

Scottish Football needs a strong Arbroath.

Two wrongs and a right

I’m not sure if the writer quite grasps that this is not a site set up to provide the world with the wise sayings, and at times intolerance of alternative viewpoints, of one particular person e.g. JJ.

I believe that what we provide is a broad church (can I say that?) that brings experience and knowledge to bear on whatever issues arise.

The articles are a useful starter for discussion but within a very short time are overtaken by events and related discourse. This is moderated but in my experience posters are pretty well free to express any view they wish. Unlike other sites however SFM is not a forum for personal attacks or intemperate language thus hopefully encouraging everyone to participate.

I’d also suggest that the writer in question be invited to submit his or her own article for constructive discussion. Perhaps other posters would like to see such rapid-fire articles become a feature of SFM. Let’s talk about it and see if it is feasible.

(Whatever) Scottish Football needs SFM. 

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Competition watchdog to probe Rangers and retailers over replica kits

By Henry Saker-Clark, PA City Reporter

1 hour ago

The UK competition watchdog has launched an investigation into Rangers FC and sportswear retailers over the price of replica football kits.

On Wednesday, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) confirmed it has opened an initial inquiry into potential “anti-competitive behaviour”.

It said it is probing Rangers and Hummel, which manufactures the club’s kit, as well as retailers Greaves Sports and JD Sports.

The investigation process, which is expected to take six months, will look into suspected breaches of competition law, it said.

The regulator said: “At this stage the CMA believes that it has reasonable grounds to suspect one or more breaches of competition law.

Moving On Time?
Re the accounts – page 46 has an interesting entry on a "debt for £2.278M due from a single debtor" . Is this a claim against Big Mike? Someone else? £2.278M is a lot of tat if that is what it relates to….

Hope they are right about it being recoverable.

If it's not recoverable then does their loss for the year go up to £19.74M, almost double the previous year (£11.277M)?

A slightly concerning direction of travel especially in today's pandemic and economic environment.

On the brighter side are they not now the world leaders in the production of confetti? ūüôā    

Scottish Football needs a strong Arbroath.

Sweet Little Lies
Time for an SFM petition open to any other stakeholders to join?

"Scottish football supporters have no confidence in the SFA and SPFL."

Scottish Football needs to register dissatisfaction with the football authorities at this critical time.

Sweet Little Lies
Homunculus 19th May 2020 at 10:38

I believe the basic rule with any contract is that if there is an area of dubiety then it should be read to favour the party which did not draw up the agreement.

That could however just be something I got into my head, I have no way of substantiating it whatsoever. 

It might be called contra proferentem.


I’m with you on this Homunculus.

The¬†Competition and Markets Authority¬†might have something to say about that clause too.¬† ¬†¬† ¬† (“Report a business behaving unfairly during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak”)

Rangers* will have insurance to cover it anyway. Won’t they?

Scottish Football needs a strong Arbroath.

Sweet Little Lies
Cluster One 18th May 2020 at 23:18

omunculus 18th May 2020 at 19:04
upthehoops 18th May 2020 at 18:51
Celtic and the ibrox club’s terms and conditions.
Celtic. If the club is umable to complete a match fixture to provide a result for the purpouse of the football authorities due to causes beyond the control of the club,and the match fixture is not re-scheduled, the holder will be compensated for any corresponding reduction in services.
The ibrox club. The club cannot eccept any liability for any expense incurred even in the event that the match is cancelled.


C1, I saw and commented on the Rangers* clause some time back. I’m not a lawyer but it didn’t seem to me to be a clear cut statement that there would be no refund if matches were cancelled. What it did say was that they accepted no responsibility for any “expense¬†incurred even in the event that the match was cancelled’.

Does that imply that they DO have responsibility for a partial refund of the season ticket? If not, why not also make that crystal clear in the same clause?

Rangers*¬†only appear to exclude a responsibility to cover an expense¬†incurred. There was no definition of ‘expense’ or ‘expense incurred’¬†in the passage I saw. Does ‘expense¬†incurred’ include the cost of the ticket? Is the “expense incurred” the costs¬†resultant on the changed match timing or cancellation?¬†Arguable I suspect – any legal precedent?

The Celtic* clause covering this seems¬†fairly clear to me. “If the Club is unable to complete a match fixture to provide a result for the purposes of the football authorities due to causes beyond the control of the Club, and that match fixture is not re-scheduled, the Holder will be compensated for any corresponding¬†reduction in services.”¬†

For reasons beyond Celtic’s control the matches cannot be completed and are not being re-scheduled =¬†a refund.

Scottish Football needs a strong Arbroath.

Celtic* – joshing, folks… ūüôā

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