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    Comment on Accountability via Transparency. by StevieBC.

    Well, since the tea & biscuits "Referees Summit" at Perth in February…

     

    does anyone think that the refereeing standards has improved?

     

    I think since February the standards have noticeably declined further.

     

    So, is any improvement to refereeing standards simply 'on hold' until / unless VAR is implemented?

     

    And yet again: why would any decent manager want to associate with the incompetents at Hampden?

    If – somehow – Steve Clarke becomes Scotland manager I'll buy a ticket for the Cyprus game!

    [Won't attend but I'll buy a ticket.  ]

    StevieBC Also Commented

    Accountability via Transparency.
    Ex Ludo,

    yes, more obscene flaunting of an organisation's wealth – for the benefit of the blazers at the very top of their particular tree / trough.

    And this seems to reflect the increasing likelihood that the only sports on the planet which can be regarded as honest are those played at true, amateur level

    …without the malignant influence of money and business to distort the basic principles of participation.

    wink


    Accountability via Transparency.
    Shirley, Gerrard's advisers are frantically searching for a new club down south?

    He's had an OK rookie season – and his stock could be as high as it can ever get with TRFC.

     

    He is limited to Bosmans and loanees to improve his squad, and deliver silverware.  Even a highly experienced manager might struggle to satisfy Ibrox expectations with such meagre resources.

     

    CFC is spending £3M+ on a teenager with a lot of potential, (…has he actually signed yet?).

    TRFC simply can't compete with that level of investment.

     

    If Gerrard doesn't get his team to overachieve next season, he will be unceremoniously booted out of Ibrox.

    I'm guessing his contract would have a break clause after his first season?

    Now might be his best/only opportunity to jump on the managerial merry-go-round down south?


    Accountability via Transparency.
    Ex Ludo 21st June 2019 at 17:38

    StevieBC@10.52 https://twitter.com/heavidor/status/1141934617546633218?s=21 Never mind the millions landing at Firhill, it’s all about the “big data” analytics.

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    Ah, but Ex Ludo, I fear that these investors could be onto plums.

    Yes, Big Data and continuously tweaked and refined algorithms, variables and weightings does have a place in sports – as proved in the States.

    But, in this scenario with Patrick Thistle, I would suggest that NO algorithms could account for the vagaries of Scottish football.

    Outright corruption, fixed cup draws, dodgy refs, 4 penalties for one team, inconsistent refereeing decisions, inconsistent disciplinary decisions, etc…

    Too many outliers in Scottish football. 

     

    And just what would an Americans make of the SFA or SPFL?

    They would be taking the blazers to Court on a very regular basis, and exploiting every dodgy precedent set by RFC/TRFC!


    Recent Comments by StevieBC

    Bad Money?
    A further liability appears to have been confirmed for RIFC/TRFC.

     

    The quantum of the liability is currently unknown.

    But, it 'seems reasonable' to estimate this liability in the millions: i.e. it is a material liability.

    This liability may be crystallized indecision in the short-term.

     

    Yet again, its another big, huge Red Flag for suppliers to RIFC/TRFC – and very public validation that RIFC is in no position to play hard ball WRT any player sales to other clubs.

     

    If Roberston wasn't micromanaging the cash position before, he certainly will be now.

    Oh well…

     

     


    Bad Money?
    Club1872 members need committed.

    A fool and his money, etc.


    Bad Money?
    For those in positions of power /  influence across Scottish football and the SMSM – who turned a blind eye to the impending administration looming at Ibrox in 2012 – and then turned a blind eye to the rule bending to benefit TRFC…

     

    are these same people – including Lawwell – now compelled to repeat their cowardly ways IF the same favours are required for the next version of a 'Rangers'?

     

    You can see it coming – and being repeated.


    Bad Money?
    As at the time stamp, the latest court loss to Ashley doesn't seem to have registered on The ET online.

     

    Just the usual, all positive headlines about TRFC.

     

    That Chris Jack should have a word with his tardy, lardy, "unnamed freelancer".

    enlightened 


    Bad Money?
    And just like Minty / Whyte in the previous incarnation of the Ibrox club…

     

    King will certainly NOT be taking any blame for the escalating shambles at RIFC / TRFC.

    Looks like James Blair could soon be offered up to the rather unhappy bears – as the source of all TRFC's financial woes.