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It’s interesting to see how the Main Stream Media and …

Comment on Why We Need to Change by Homunculus.

It’s interesting to see how the Main Stream Media and Football authorities in England and Scotland see certain things so differently and report on them so differently.

http://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2015/jul/24/daily-record-sanitises-story-of-player-banned-for-sectarian-tirade#comment-56320479

Daily Record sanitises story of player banned for sectarian tirade
Roy Greenslade

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And from the Evening times

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/13498191.Campaigners__Broadfoot_s_record_ban_for_sectarianism_exposes_weak_will_of_Scots_football_beaks/

Campaigners: Broadfoot’s record ban for sectarianism exposes weak will of Scots football beaks

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scottc says:
Member: (215 comments)
August 21, 2015 at 9:24 pm

If you want to know the actual attendance at a football ground, rather than the ticket sales I think you could probably get it using a freedom of information request to Police Scotland. I assume they would keep a record of the number of people who were actually there for health and safety / public order reasons.

You could try starting here

http://www.scotland.police.uk/access-to-information/freedom-of-information/


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Big Pink says:
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August 21, 2015 at 7:12 pm

I didn’t say we should all say “Hail to the chief”. Neither did I say it was a mantra we should all be following. So I would appreciate it if you didn’t put words in my mouth.

I merely pointed out that it was the Celtic board’s job to decide what was in the best interests of the shareholders who put them there. That is merely stating the reality of the situation.

You may think they are making the wrong decision, and as I was at pains to point out, you have every right to hold and express that opinion. However the reality is it is a matter for them to make the decisions and act on them.

If shareholders or supporters (customers) disagree then they should make that clear. Then the board would have to re-assess their decision. That is how it works. If the supporters are not happy then they may withdraw that support, causing the business great harm.

The fans of Scottish football clubs have already demonstrated this when they ensured that Rangers were not allowed directly into the SPL (as was) or the top division of the SFL (as was).


Why We Need to Change
Big Pink says:
Moderator: (361 comments)
August 21, 2015 at 4:52 pm

The point is, it is the Celtic boards decision to make. Whilst you may think it is short term thinking on their part, and you are obviously perfectly entitled to hold and express that opinion it really makes no never mind.

If the Celtic board have decided that a certain course is in the best interests of the shareholders who elected them then that is precisely the course they should take. It is what they were put there for.


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http://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/15715129.New_poll_shows_fans_are_overwhelmingly_in_favour_of_moving_away_from_Hampden/

THE case for retaining Hampden as the home of Scottish football has been dealt a blow after a survey found just 15 per cent of fans were happy to stay put.

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The Scottish Football Supporters Association (SFSA) carried out a survey of just under 3,000 of its members and found only a sixth wanted to see major internationals and cup finals staged at Hampden.


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