Two wrongs and a right


Tris, I’m not sure if the writer quite grasps that this …

Comment on Two wrongs and a right by redlichtie.


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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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
In PMB’s latest news from the word-mines there appears this intriguing snippet :

“Indeed, the storyline for this transfer window could not get more engaging for the audience if they had Mr. Warburton quietly sounding out Newcastle United for some loan players.

Of course, that would be preposterous…”

From my past experience PMB tends to take great care in how he words his pearls of wisdom. I found it extremely interesting that he spoke of “Mr. Warburton” rather than RIFC or TRFC.

If indeed such a thing had happened, surely Mr. Warburton wouldn’t act without sanction from above? Perhaps they are all great pals again.

Otherwise it would suggest that Mr. Warburton is either becoming extremely desperate or somewhat semi-detached from his lords and masters.

Doubtless all will be revealed as we approach deadline day and the warchest is burst open….

Scottish Football needs a strong Arbroath.

PS Is The Herald onto this yet? Mr Lindsay, are you looking in?

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“Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill to get 2011 world gold in London after Chernova decision
Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill will receive her record-equalling third world heptathlon gold medal in a ceremony at the World Championships in London – six years after the event in Daegu.
The 2011 result was confirmed on Tuesday after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) dismissed Tatyana Chernova’s blood doping ban appeal.
Chernova beat the Briton to gold in Daegu but her results are now annulled.
The Russian also won bronze medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.
The 29-year-old has been told she must give up all three medals after twice testing positive when her anti-doping samples were later re-analysed. Her biological passport has also revealed years of blood doping.
World governing body the IAAF first stripped Chernova of her Daegu gold in November 2016 but the medal could not be reallocated until the appeal to Cas had been heard.
Several ceremonies to reallocate medals are expected to be held at the London World Championships, which runs from August 4-13.
Ennis-Hill, 31, announced her retirement from athletics in October but will now be able to celebrate her third world heptathlon title in front of a home crowd.”
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Other sports do the right thing – why not Scottish Football?
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I apologise if someone else has already stated this, having been out of the loop for some time, but am I correct in now understanding that what I had assumed were five stars on the TRFC’s logo are in fact five asterisks?

A continuing and highly visible reminder of their cheating?

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Time for Scots Government to Take Bull by the Horns
“In a statement issued to the Press Association, Sir David said: “I am hugely disappointed that the Supreme Court has upheld the decision of the Court of Session, reversing the decisions of the specialist tax First Tier Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal in this matter.
“The decision runs counter to the legal advice which was consistently provided to Rangers Football Club, that on the basis of the law and legal precedent at the time, the contributions made to the trust were not earnings and should not be taxed as such.
 “It should be emphasised that there have been no allegations made by HMRC or any of the courts that the club was involved in tax evasion, which is a criminal offence.
“The decision will be greeted with dismay by the ordinary creditors of the club, many of which are small businesses, who will now receive a much lower distribution in the liquidation of the club, which occurred during the ownership of Craig Whyte, than may otherwise have been the case.
“I have not had the opportunity to discuss the decision in detail with Tax Counsel, but will do so, particularly in light of proposed legislation, which will alter the tax position applying to loans made by trusts to employees. Once the impact has been assessed, a further statement will be issued.”
Just to emphasise, apart from ‘it wisnae me’, SDM says that there was a “liquidation of the club”.
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Look Back to Look Forward
I’ve seen this phrase used by RTC and The Clumpany……””Rangers died because they lied”.

I’ve often thought that we should find some short soundbite to use whenever discussion with third parties turned to the Oldco/Newco situation. Especially those hard of thinking types…

I know that it does not cover all that went on but if we could start getting this soundbite into such discussions, including with the media, maybe that would help get the truth over.

Scottish Football needs a strong Arbroath.

Look Back to Look Forward
Slim et al….

I wonder which company/club issued these side letters? To my mind they may still have legal standing in terms of the indemnity contained therein.

If the issuing party is still in existence the player(s) may well have a claim on whatever assets or funds that are still lying aound.

Is that one of the reasons BDO sought leave to appeal? I puzzled over their apparent intention to spend dwindling money from the creditors pot.

Will the proposed tightening of legislation now force them to actually make such an appeal? Were they aware of upcoming changes to legislation?

Does that make an appeal now less likely?

This is potentially complicated stuff indeed.

Imagine the outcry if, after the upcoming court cases, BDO somehow finds itself the owner of Ibrox and MP with the assets then frozen as dozens of ex-players jointly try to force a sale so that they can cash in the RFC (IL) indemnity!

Scottish Football needs a strong Leicester (as an example of what can be done against the game’s big shots).

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