Comment on Accountability via Transparency. by StevieBC.

    Not going to talk about a game, but TRFC fully deserved their win.


    The ref though?

    Like many, I was confused as to why it was a yellow and not a red.  

    It happened only a few yards from the ref – and in his clear, unobstructed line of vision.


    And if it was a foul, then why no penalty?


    Lots of questions and confusion: just another, typical refereeing display in the top league of Scottish football.

    [And I had previously thought that Clancy was one of the better refs…]

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    Accountability via Transparency.
    Well, we all saw that 'Armageddon' and 'social unrest' didn't happen when Rangers died in 2012.

    'Numerous clubs' didn't die either because of the loss of the blue pound.

    Football carried on in Scotland.

    Arguably, it became a much better place in the SPL.


    A lack of crowd trouble, a lack of dodgy singing, a lack of on field violence, much reduced nonsense in the SMSM, more clubs winning trophies, and much, much less controversy involving referees.


    I preferred the SPL without a deviant Ibrox club.


    I just hope that when TRFC is teetering on the financial edge, everyone – including the diddies at Hampden – remembers that Scottish football is not all about one club. It's been proven.

    And, knowing what we know now, TRFC will not receive the favours as easily as Rangers did either.

    Accountability via Transparency.
    I saw the photie of Clarke – in time honoured fashion – holding up the top of his new team for the cameras… but with his name printed on the front of the jersey?


    And absolutely!

    Clarke will be touchline for the Cyprus game.

    He was 'improperly' banned as he is now national team manager.  New SFA disciplinary rules apply now to Clarke.


    …just as soon as the Hampden diddies make them up…  smiley

    Accountability via Transparency.
    Feel a bit flat at Clarke's decision to join the SFA.


    However, fingers crossed he's also a Trojan Horse, and will become the 'SFA CEO & President' in due course – to shake the blazers out of their permanent slumber… indecision


    Good luck Steve Clarke.



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    One, er, Two Rules to Rule Them All
    Bill1903 3rd April 2019 at 06:32


    Push or punch??


    Well, that's the clearest view so far of the incident.

    And regardless of whether it's a push or a punch, whether Kent was provoked or not…

    TRFC is missing a hugely significant point here.


    After Kent's contact with Brown's face, Brown could have copied Morelos' antics by rolling along the deck holding his face – as though taken out by a sniper.

    That would have guaranteed an ever bigger melee.

    Brown got up quickly and rightly protested about this punch.


    If TRFC has the audacity to appeal Kent's red card, it tells any neutral everything you need to know about that club's attitude to rules and civilised, acceptable behaviour – both on and off the pitch!

    One, er, Two Rules to Rule Them All
    IMO, the Ryan Kent swing was the most shocking incident on Sunday.

    Morelos got a red for a sneaky, off the ball elbow.


    In stark contrast, Brown had actually been holding the ball just before Kent took a swing at him.

    Nothing sneaky or accidental.  Just a clear as day, clenched fist, left hook towards Brown's face.

    Intent seemed rather blatant.


    In any 'normal' televised game that punch would be the most talked about action.  It's just got minimised in all the other stuff going on in the game, and after the final whistle.


    Ryan Kent should have the book thrown at him – as any reasonable football supporter would expect.


    And the other point which has been lost in the noise: Brown had the ball in his hands. 

    …so how did the ref, 2 linesmen and the 4th official ALL miss the punch at the time ?


    One, er, Two Rules to Rule Them All
    The DR is definitely getting even worse.

    Today's efforts include 2 standouts;

    1) "Celtic skipper Scott Brown set to go under SFA microscope for Rangers celebrations"

    Good headline to pacify the bears and to deflect. 

    But an absolute nonsense, lazy, off the cuff article, which didn't even bother to include any 'unnamed source' quotes.

    It's credited to Michael Gannon, who presumably doesn't even bother to read the p!sh he is given by Traynor ?

    2) "Michael Stewart questions how Rangers can keep financing 'desperate' bid to stop Celtic."

    On the face of it, a critical piece about TRFC's finances based on truthful quotes from Stewart.  Interesting that nobody at the DR wants to put their name to it though, as it's credited to "Record Sport Online".

    But the best bit is this from the DR itself;

    "…Rangers posted losses of over £14million in November 2018 after investing heavily to bring Gerrard to the club and fund his subsequent squad rebuild…"

    Theses accounts were up to 30th June, 2018.

    Gerrard's first day as TRFC manager was 1st June, 2018.

    Materially, the £14M loss had bugger all to do with Gerrard.

    But the DR blames him anyway!

    However, the impact of Gerrard's recruitment and squad rebuilding will – absolutely – be reflected in the accounts to 30th June this year.

    Another poor / lazy effort from Traynor – to try and pin all TRFC's financial woes on Gerrard.

    One, er, Two Rules to Rule Them All
    Morelos has made a public apology via Twitter to his club and fans.

    Fair enough.


    No mention though of the guy he assaulted in public view, and in front of countless Police officers.


    Sums him up I suppose…

    One, er, Two Rules to Rule Them All
    For differing reasons, I wouldn't expect either Gerrard or Lennon to still be managers in Glasgow next season.


    However, whilst Gerrard is likely to do walking away, down south…
    IMO, Lennon is more likely to be retained, perhaps on a 2 year contract, which I don’t think is good for CFC or for Lennon himself.

    …and has anybody woken up the blazers at Hampden, to get a public response on McLeish's 'imminent departure'?

    You would think that the new SFA CEO would be very keen to show everyone outside the SFA that he is on the ball, and not at all like the ineffective CEO's before him…  indecision