Two wrongs and a right

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Allyjambo 25th January 2016 at 11:14 am #Keith Jackson writes: “King’s …

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Allyjambo 25th January 2016 at 11:14 am #Keith Jackson writes:
“King’s share of this net spend is believed to be north of £7m.”


First the guy’s radar malfunctions, now the his compass starts pointing in the wrong direction.

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Two wrongs and a right
Corruption doesn’t have any meaning without a channel through which it can flow, and the greater the opportunity for money, prestige and media coverage, the greater the opportunity for corruption to take hold. Televise tiddlywinks, get some mega press coverage of its stars, add in huge prize money…

Two wrongs and a right
Yahoo have got a feature on ‘Football’s most dramatic collapses’, which features a now-deceased club from this country, described as follows:

“The most successful club in world football are slowly making their way back to the Scottish top flight after being liquidated at the end of the 2011/12 season, which saw them drop to the fourth division. Rangers have won the Scottish league title a record 54 times, as well as countless other domestic and European honours. Their Old Firm rivalry with Celtic remains one of the world’s most fierce, but their dramatic downfall has kept football fans starved of the fiery affair for a number of years”.

A fair bit of it takes the usual rough and ready approach to the facts, but does mention the L-word, so credit for that.

Two wrongs and a right
smallchange 16th January 2016 at 4:20 pm #St Johnstone: Michael O’Halloran will not feature today and appears close to a move to Rangers. #BBCSportsoundI would hope that this is not the case and that the club has not caved in to pressure from various sources. There appear to be rather more than the usual numbers of MSM people with an interest in what is taking place at McDiarmid Park this afternoon. 20
As Mr Vonnegut of the Tralfamadorean Times would say – so it goes.

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On Grounds for Judicial Review
So it might seem Jimbo!

Also, good point, about facilities for football fans in wheelchairs. All it takes is for the fittest and ablest of us to break a leg to suddenly find ourselves ‘disabled’ and discover just how many barriers there are to doing everyday things. Let’s hope clubs can be more accommodating, and that any new stands that are built make appropriate allowance.

On Grounds for Judicial Review
Interview in the Guardian today with Eni Aluko about the way the English FA dealt with her complaint.

It contains the following, which put me in mind of another FA’s approach to the mechanics of rigorous investigation (my use of bold text and terms in square brackets).

‘…seeing a lot of half-truths, a lot of misrepresentations and a lot of insinuations…’
‘How could I trust the process if the FA couldn’t be bothered to speak to the key people?’
‘The findings don’t explain why certain people…weren’t spoken to. Yet the FA would like us to take it as an unequivocal conclusion. People weren’t spoken to under oath. People weren’t cross-examined. It’s not a high court judge. It’s a paid barrister’s opinion, based on half the evidence, without speaking to key witnesses – yet speaking to [people] who have a vested interest…I believe those [people] are terrified to speak out. They are not going to speak out and…I wouldn’t either in their position.’
‘I empathise with the barrister, if I’m honest. I believe she was deliberately chosen… Her name has been plastered everywhere. I believe she has been given only half the information.’
‘The FA…had ignored key evidence so that’s why my lawyers wrote to them saying: ‘This is not a genuine search for the truth’

History, Neighbours and Made Up News
The Rangers drubbed various teams of assorted professionals / semi-pros / amateurs on their rise through the divisions. But that was only to be expected as their wages were vastly higher than their opponents.

Celtic hammered the Rangers, but that was only to be expected as their wages were vastly higher than their opponents.
Barcelona stuffed Celtic, but that was only to be expected as their wages were vastly higher than their opponents.

Football has always been dominated by big teams (usually big city teams able to attract higher attendances and hence matchday receipts), but now the the world game is well on the way to ossifying into structures based purely on financial categories, rather than competitiveness. The opposite of the US model of drafts and the sharing of resources to constantly regenerate competition, it is only a matter of time before enough people get fed up watching the same fare over and over again. A 7-0 might once have been an astonishing result, these days you just look at the two teams, check their categories, and you’d probably already factored in about 5 of those goals as the potential result anyway.

My generation was raised on football being in the bloodstream, a fixed number of big teams but rough round the edges in terms of the appearance of Ferguson’s Aberdeen, McLean’s Dundee United, Kendall’s Everton, Clough’s Forest, and so on. But we are witnessing the death of football, at least until it regenerates itself, not as yet another bigger (world? interplanetary?) league, but ones that are based on competitiveness.

History, Neighbours and Made Up News
The Rangers are sorely in need of some PR advice on when a period of silence might be to their advantage. Empty barrels, most noise and all that.

History, Neighbours and Made Up News
wottpiSeptember 12, 2016 at 08:56 
When everything is going so well at Celtic Park just now why do these imbeciles continually want to score classless own goals against their club?
The ‘hanging dolls’ were worse than classless, and they were more than insults only to Rangers supporters. They were an affront to decency. How anyone could have such a lack of understanding as to how they would be perceived is beyond me. As I think Angela Haggery tweeted, they also allow an equivalence to be given to the actions of the two supports, 1-1 when seen against trashing the stadium toilets. The actions also support the ‘they’re both the same’ point of view. Crass, disturbing, malevolent, idiocy.

I doff my cap to the Celtic support for their support of the Palestinians. I hope your supporters will condemn the ‘hanging doll’ event unequivocally.

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