Who Is Conning Whom?


Ernie,  The problem is one of portrayal.  It has been and …

Comment on Who Is Conning Whom? by Smugas.


The problem is one of portrayal.  It has been and no doubt will be tomorrow portrayed as Fourth Place AFC release the next Sir Alex Ferguson per his wishes to a well funded club with ambition.

The reality is the six week period of uncertainty has had a lot to with AFC being 4th but that has gone virtually unreported.  Acceptable Collateral damage if you will.

The next Sir Alex Ferguson is nothing of the sort as I tried to point out to EB earlier.  His big game record under pressure is shocking.  Consistency and team bonding – yes, in buckets.  Long term strategy and media skills – near perfection.  Results when it really matters?  That’s where the press have really let themselves down.

I assume you don’t need me to go in-depth about the well funded purchasers.  See EB’s MBA thesis on Strategic Losses for Growth for details if not.  

That the problem has been media driven is without doubt.  ‘Rangers’ to a large extent have been blameless in so far as they haven’t said anything publicly save for a snidey wee remark at the AGM about contracted parties.  But the issue has been driven by a media hell bent on raising it but then refusing to discuss it fully, concentrating instead on just the bits they like, over and over again.  I do hope their gracious coverage continues in similarly selective vein.

And finally no I’m not naïve enough to think ‘rangers’ didn’t have a hand in it, but doubtful if you can prove it so not worth getting hung up about.

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Who Is Conning Whom?
HelpumootDecember 8, 2017 at 03:02

All I’ve read on a number of blogs tonight is people blaming James Traynor or Chris Graham for that appalling statement from Sevco. I don’t believe it was either of them. The statement has a number of petty digs at McInnes very similar to the petty digs in previous statements aimed at Celtic, Dundee Utd and others. And we know who the author of those statements was. David Cunningham King.

AllyjamboDecember 8, 2017 at 11:27

Now anyone reading that who isn’t interested in the facts would read that as the reason given (by McInnes or Aberdeen) for McInnes refusing to join TRFC. No one, and certainly not Aberdeen or the man himself, has actually given his reason for not joining TRFC, and the only suggestion that the job might have been too big for him has come from a representative of TRFC, a source that clearly didn’t think it was too big for him until he turned it down.

Shame the compliance officer is clearly so busy eh!

Who Is Conning Whom?
Which bit?

Who Is Conning Whom?
You mean up sticks i.e. resign and move on the strength of a 7 figure Dave King IOU.

Concomitant ewe reds…

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