Why We Need to Change

Avatar By

Why are Inverness C.T getting it in the neck for …

Comment on Why We Need to Change by upthehoops.

Why are Inverness C.T getting it in the neck for not having more local players in their squad? We don’t live in an ideal world and a club’s duty is to its fans to get the best success it can on the budget it has. Inverness C.T has succeeded spectacularly on that count. Why should we listen to someone who has achieved nothing in football just because the SFA employed him for advice. The SFA are a tainted organisation who have proven over these past few years they do not care about ordinary fans or sporting integrity. The day my club tell me my season ticket money is all going to please the aims and objectives of the conflicted SFA is the day I stop buying it. Don’t get me wrong, I would be as happy with a homegrown team as any other, but there is no way any club should suffer the criticism Inverness C.T have. Let’s face it, the SFA only employ people for advice who come from the same pod as they do. Ernie Walker’s ‘think tank’ anyone?

upthehoops Also Commented

Why We Need to Change
Finloch says:
Member: (61 comments)
August 20, 2015 at 1:13 pm

Football rivalry fuels many different viewpoints and outlooks on what is best for the game. I have no issue with whatever views people hold, but my main objection to the removed ‘well done Malmo’ post is I believe this forum is generally accepted not to be the place for such views. While the mods may not have made us sign a charter, most people seem to see this as a forum where more respect is shown to others than several others on the Internet. For anyone wanting to revel in Malmo’s last gasp goal there are many places on the Internet they will be more that welcome.

Personally I wish we were today talking whether Celtic, Aberdeen, ICT, and St Johnstone could all make their respective group stages, but it’s not to be. For the record I believe Celtic will still make it, but if they fail I don’t believe for a minute this place will be awash with joy from other fans. It’s not what we’re here for and together we’ll get there.

Why We Need to Change
There’s Only One Willie Miller says:
Member: (8 comments)
August 19, 2015 at 9:46 pm
Well done Malmo

I don’t know what your point is but I remember no ill will at all towards your team in Europe from anyone on this forum, even though they failed. Poor stuff and not for here in my view.

Why We Need to Change
Re the chat on future guests for the blog, I see Michael Stewart getting a mention. Having heard his views on Radio Scotland on what happened in 2012 Stewart is a big no thanks for me personally. His views were ‘Rangers were relegated to the bottom league, what more do people want?’ If only it was so simple. I can’t tell the mods how to do business and would never attempt to, but personally I will not be listening to someone who is so outspoken on every other subject under the sun but is so willing to toe the party line on what happened in 2012.

Recent Comments by upthehoops

It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
ALLYJAMBOJANUARY 2, 2018 at 11:07

Wow! I know we are not meant to put much store on the thumbs up or down, but two people have given thumbs down to this post! Who on earth could find fault with a post respecting the dead from the Ibrox disaster?


A bit puzzled at the thumbs down myself A.J, but there’s nowt queerer than folk as they say!

It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
On this day in 1971, the Ibrox disaster happened during a Rangers v Celtic game at Ibrox. 66 fans died in a crush. Some of us remember that day, some of us may even have been there, while some of us would not even be on this earth at the time. 

We are all football fans. Nobody should go to a football match and never return home. Rest in Peace.

It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
CLUSTER ONEJANUARY 1, 2018 at 19:27

“If they move out of Hampden, the SFA are in danger of leaving themselves hostages to Rangers and Celtic,” said Queen’s Park president Alan Hutchison.


I am a Celtic shareholder and if it was up to me (which it is not), I would tell the SFA here and now that Celtic Park is unavailable for any future fixture.  However I know that will not happen, but I doubt there is anything they could do to force Celtic to allow them use of the stadium.  

It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
ALLYJAMBOJANUARY 1, 2018 at 12:18

I see, too, that PMGB is issuing challenges, in two posts, to the Ibrox based boards to issue denials of what he is telling us.


I see it is alleged £800k is owed to suppliers. In my view unless any of it is due to a financial behemoth such as one of the big six energy suppliers, then we are unlikely to see any winding up requests heading towards court. It simply wouldn’t be worth the risk for any small supplier in Scotland to do that. Having said that I find it remarkable anyone is willing to extend them any sort of credit at all, or are they worried about the bully boys on that score as well?

I’m sure the SFA will want to satisfy themselves all is well though. I am also sure a herd of pink elephants takes off from Glasgow Airport at 20:00hrs tonight with the moon as their destination.

It Is Better To Offer No Excuse Than A Bad One
Phil McG alleging a surveyor has recently visited Rangers training ground to attain a valuation, and that King has also approached a non-Uk Finance House. As Phil says this may well be King raising funds to make a share offer, but IMO it could be to raise working capital too. 

About the author