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Hibs defence doing their bit for season ticket sales …

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Think it is worth remarking on Hearts excellent start to the season. 12 points out of 12. After last season’s triumph the squad is clearly flying with confidence.

A lot of the MSM narrative both in Scotland and England is of the gulf between the divisions and of the inevitability of the teams that go up coming straight back down.

Whilst I would still put my fiver on both Celtic and the Dons finishing above Hearts over the course of a season they are clearly set to comfortably make the top six and perhaps press for Europe.

From where they were two years ago this is a fantastic achievement starting with the CVA.

I’m sure when I check today’s sports pages this fantastic achievement will be fulsomely recognised :irony:

My cap is doffed to the supporters and new management of Hearts.

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Picking up on the discussion regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the blog.

IMHO this is just about the most civilised level of debate I’ve found in an on line community (most certainly football community). Yes, occasionally there is a defensiveness amongst some in relation to their own club and this is what tends to lead to the occasional circular debate, but these generally don’t last long.

Partisanship does very strange things to some people. One of the most decent blokes I know is a Liverpool supporter but nobody can discuss footie with him without it degenerating into a pantomime.

The MSM is so ridiculously poor and is ripe for taking by a new entrant into the market such as SFM.

BP is right, the blog has its off days but if there is a friendlier and more open space out there for people to discuss and debate their passion then I’d like to see it.

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or maybe – I just love that fact this one has five stars

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Enough is enough
Link to Ranger’s accounts.  

Click to access Rangers-Reports-and-Accounts-2017.pdf

Need to dig out last years accounts to double check but I am almost certain that the £6.7m loss is well in excess of the shortfall which was highlighted/anticipated in last years going concern.  

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upthehoops October 27, 2017 at 16:15   
Phil Macgiollabhain saying the Ibrox board have discussed going into Administration with no decision yet made. I know many on here have questioned why they would do that given there is no external debt, but as Phil says it would be a way of getting Pedro’s expensive duds of the books.  Would Administration mean the soft loans would have to be written off to pennies in the pound though?

Being a loss making business without a credit line from a bank is sustainable for so long as someone is prepared to cover those losses.  Once that support stops then some form of insolvency event is inevitable.

If persons have put that money in on an unsecured basis and the business can’t be made profitable then they are never, ever, going to get their money back.

So, there may come a day when writing off that money, (which has effectively been lost anyway), in order to get hold of a restructured business, (via a CVA), shorn of as much of its cost base as possible, might seem the least worst option.

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It’s the almost desperate pathological need of both the English and Scottish FA’s to protect their own that is so striking to me.

The twist for the Scottish FA being that there is a particular immortal “Club” that they include as one of their own.  

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A bit off topic but I’ve put a link below to the BBC’s coverage of the parliamentary hearing into mismanagement of racism allegations by the English FA.

But I am struck that a group of parliamentarians could take information that is in the public domain and so decide to hold  a hearing to see if the leadership of the FA is up to the job.  

What an extraordinary idea! 


If anyone has the time to read Eniola Aluko’s evidence (from 14.30) I can recommend it very highly.  Her clarity and eloquence in taking apart the FA, knowing that she is surely ending her international career in it’s prime can only be admired.  

“Gasps as Aluko tells MPs FA boss Glenn told her that if she made statement that FA was not institutionally racist, her payment would be made”

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Many thanks as ever to SFM’s dynamic duo of court reporters.  Caped Crusader JC and Boy Wonder EJ.

JC – Good points re Lord B’s role and deliberations in yours of 10.09

In all the on line chatter re the case what caught my eye the most was a series of tweets by James Doleman.  To paraphrase, James was saying that he had read Alasdair Lamont’s tweets from Thursday and JD was cautioning that his gut instinct was that Lord B might end up siding with DCK in this matter.  

JD was very careful to add caveats but was effectively saying that there might be an outcome to this case that many might find surprising. 

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