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    Comment on Accountability via Transparency. by Ex Ludo.

    https://twitter.com/jimspencesport/status/1127125148354646016?s=21

    From the Couriers pre-eminent football correspondent. Sort of guy who could work at BBC Scotland.

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    Accountability via Transparency.
    Stevie Clarke being welcomed with open arms in today’s Herald. The sports section has his photo wearing the SFA tie but the fashion police will be after him as he’s wearing black Oxford shoes with his blue suit. Maybe he’s going to be a rebel after all.


    Accountability via Transparency.
    https://twitter.com/record_sport/status/1130800241635221504?s=21

    Striker for sale.


    Accountability via Transparency.
    Easyjambo @19.54

    All noted.

     


    Recent Comments by Ex Ludo

    One, er, Two Rules to Rule Them All
    https://twitter.com/bbcsportsound/status/1113013623159390208?s=21

    This BBC tweet references a “police chief “ suggesting a senior officer has made a statement when in fact the substantive comments by the “chief” are actually made by a representative from the Scottish Police Federation who represents the rank and file. Whilst he has every right to comment it’s a poor show from the BBC to headline the comments in that way. There’s also a curious comment in the article stating that the clubs store banners belonging to fans who then hide behind these banners if they have committed any misdemeanours. Presumably someone has observed this type of fan behaviour but  no action has been taken in respect of this as far as I know. Can anyone confirm if clubs do actually store banners? It suggests some sort of collusion and a tacit acceptance of unwelcome messages being displayed on the banners.


    One, er, Two Rules to Rule Them All
    JC@23.52 yesterday 

    The punch doesn’t have to land for it to be an assault. Scott Brown, being a well trained athlete with excellent reflexes would instinctively react to a fist heading towards his face and minimise the impact of such an attack. From what I’ve read on Twitter this morning it appears Police Scotland are consulting with the Procurator Fiscal regarding his (Brown’s) behaviour during the match. Given what the video footage shows of the Ryan Kent incident Scott Brown could himself make a complaint to the Police. It will be interesting to see how the compliance officer deals with this matter later today.


    One, er, Two Rules to Rule Them All
    JohnClark@19.02

    In Scots law the intent (attempt) to cause someone harm is enough to constitute assault. So even if a punch is thrown but misses the target it’s still assault. #pedantry. 

     


    One, er, Two Rules to Rule Them All
    Ernie@12.36

    One of the features of this site is that it represents such a broad church (if it’s ok to use that metaphor) and was set up in part to point out the utter failure of the governing body to run Scottish football by it’s own rules. Naturally people will look for explanations as to why Scottish football continues to be administered in such an amateur fashion where the appearance of bias and cronyism is never far away. I would contend that the majority on here are broadly in line with your view that Scottish football should not just be about 2 clubs. 


    One, er, Two Rules to Rule Them All
    UTH@07.22

    On reading your post I was reminded of a fairly recent BBC documentary which set out to explain what a particular organisation, strong in it’s fraternal ethos, was all about. Needless to say the secrets of the organisation remained secret and the various members who were interviewed repeated the same mantra “ we’re not a secret organisation but an organisation which has secrets “

    The other thing which shone through was that each person interviewed was absolutely convinced that being a member of the organisation had elevated them to become a better human being with the corollary that not being one of them made anyone less worthy. The whole programme was laced with arrogance and entitlement and is reflected in how the SFA and the referees operate. There is further  compelling evidence in the Paul Larkin video which has been referenced on here before and can be found on YouTube.