History, Neighbours and Made Up NewsOr, a story of how and why Mr Lawwell consigned resolution 12 to the deepest grass; by Finloch (more…)
Staying On The ProblemIt’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. Albert Einstein The recent flurries of activity regarding the mis-governance of the Scottish Football authorities gave us some hope that perhaps the dam was about to be breached. Sadly, this has not proved to be the case. The independent TOG report, which highlighted the ...
.. and they wonder why nobody buys papersAs most of you will be aware, the Guardian recently agreed to and accepted payment from CQN for an advertisement which was intended to raise awareness of the Resolution 12 issue, an issue pursued determinedly by Celtic shareholders for the last three years. Subsequently, and citing the thinnest of excuses, they decided not to run the ad. This developed ha...
The Offline GameThe scandal in which Scottish football has become embroiled is neither equivocal nor complicated. It happened. It is easily seen to have happened. It is certainly not a degree course in nuclear physics. Why then, are simple facts ignored day after day, week after week, by not just the so called purveyors of truth in the media, but the body of the SFA itself...
Journey’s End?It has taken a year longer than predicted, but a critical appraisal of TRFC’s progress through the lower leagues must include recognition of the improvements on the playing field made under the new manager Mark Warburton. SFM usually precludes lengthy discussion on subjective issues like relative abilities of players and managers and referees, but on...
Court Report: MASH Holdings v SFAThis is my report , from my scribbled notes, of the hearing on 28th April 2016 of the MASH application for Judicial review of the SFA’s decision to accept that David King is a’fit and proper person’ to be a director of a Football club. (more…)
Bill Time Again
Traffic lights are now indicating red because our hosting and maintenance bills are due again at the end of this month, and consequently our twice yearly appeal is again underway. Our aim is to try to raise £1200 as soon as possible.
We know it is a big thing to ask of you all yet again. There is a definite battle fatigue going on at the moment on the blog, the authorities and the press having ignored evidence of wrong doing which emerged through the TOG report and the Res 12 process.
Battle weary or not, all of that has highlighted the desperate need for accountability in Scottish football, and that is the main reason we are still here – to ultimately have those people, who simply cannot be trusted to run the game in an honest manner, held to account for past misdeeds and forever in the future.
Sadly, this site and others like it are the among the few outlets where the truth gets an airing. As a community, we have shown a determination to continue to air that truth as well as continue to build alliances – and increase our credibility with fans of all clubs.
Any amount you can afford is great for us, and if even 10% of our regular readers gave us a fiver, all of our bills and more would be sorted. If the same 10% subscribed the minimum amount, we would be raising £12k or so.
Remember, a sub costs a few pence a day. We like to think that there are several hundred – and more – people who get at least that much pleasure out of SFM – and we are still a potent force for truth, carrying the message as far as we can.
Single donations are of course welcome, and we are happy and grateful that people make them too, but monthly subs give us a foundation to move forward. You can pay by PayPal of course, but there is now the option to sidestep PayPal fees and send donations to us directly via the bank. (If you do so, please put your site username in as a reference)
If even a third of our regular users donated the current minimum subscription we would raise around £70,000 per year. Each year, we are looking to raise only a small fraction of that – and remember you can cancel a monthly donation at ANY time.
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Its overriding goal is to see sporting integrity restored to paramountcy in Scottish Football.
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