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    Comment on Accountability via Transparency. by Jingso.Jimsie.

    Lugosi @ 1104hrs:

     

    Clarke was in the stand on Sunday 19.05.19 & presumably that was the first match of his two-match ban. The second should, of course, be the Scotland v. Cyprus game on 08.06.19.

     

    This is ripe for an SFA fudge along the lines that the ban only applies to club matches or some such nonsense…

    Jingso.Jimsie Also Commented

    Accountability via Transparency.
    Rather long piece by Martin Williams in the Herald about RIFC challenging Mr. Justice Persey's findings:

     

    https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17723301.rangers-challenge-after-losing-latest-round-of-court-fight-with-mike-ashley/


    Accountability via Transparency.
    I think VAR has been implemented too quickly, with too many grey areas. Rugby Union has utilised 'video referees/television match officials' since 2001 & it's still a work in progress with changes to their responsibilities every year! My particular bugbear with VAR at the moment is the 'offside window'.

    For example, in last night's game, an Argentinian player was clearly offside (I think even the commentators called it immediately), yet she was allowed to continue & cross the ball which was cleared by a defender to an unmarked Scottish player about 35m from goal. The whistle blew to stop the game (presumably because the AR had flagged/beeped the ref) & this removed a clear advantage to Scotland.

    I've noticed this happening time & time again in different games where VAR is in use. Play on, for goodness sake, or change the Laws to make offside the same as the ball going out of play, requiring a mandatory restart of the game.


    Accountability via Transparency.
    'easyJambo 18th June 2019 at 17:54

     

    Chris McLaughlin‏Verified account @BBCchrismclaug 

    Scottish government has asked SPFL to release secret data on unacceptable conduct at football matches. Figures have been collated since 2017. The league have so far refused but will discuss again at next board meeting.

    Now what could the SPFL have to hide?

    Is there such a thing as a reverse FOI facility that the government can use? blush'

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    Just to clarify: the Scottish Government has the data in its possession, which has been supplied by the SPFL. The Scottish Government Minister, Humza Yousaf, claims that the information must remain confidential because the data 'belongs' to the SPFL & they (the SPFL) have not granted permission for its dissemination. Yousaf was on TV stating that he had again asked Doncaster today for permission to release the data & the CEO had refused.

    This suggests a couple of things to me.

    1. There is considerably more instances of 'unacceptable conduct' recorded than the SPFL would like to have revealed.
    2. The data indicates that there are a few stadia/clubs where the 'unacceptable conduct' is centred. 

     


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    In Whose Interests
    'StevieBC 11th October 2019 at 09:23

    A curious article has appeared across the SMSM.

    Basically, it's Kenny Miller bad mouthing TRFC…'

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    I've read the content in two newspapers. I've not heard the podcast.

    As usual, the headlines promise much, but the article fails to deliver.

    To misquote Shakespeare, 'Kenny Miller doth protest too much, methinks'.

    A senior professional at a dysfunctional football club appears to have been consumed by petty jealousies & his own importance. He thought he was'bigger' (or 'better') than the manager. He was wrong & his ego didn't allow him to accept this & modify his behaviour. He should have put his head down & worked harder to prove the manager wrong. He didn't/couldn't/wouldn't do that.

    It was his attitude that finished his TRFC career. The club was just looking for an excuse… 


    In Whose Interests
    'Ex Ludo 9th October 2019 at 00:11

    Jingsojimsie@16.11 yesterday 

    When John Collins was being transferred to Monaco from Celtic Fergus McCann argued that the Bosman rule did not apply since the Principality was outside of the EU. Long story short it was decided that Bosman did apply. Worth a shot imo.'

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    Thank you. I wasn't aware of that.


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    I don't quite understand the John Collins/AS Monaco reference.

    Monaco already has a work-permit system in place for non-Monagasque workers which seems to operate outside the EU's 'free movement' principles:

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    In addition, AS Monaco actually train in France (La Turbie/Villefranche), which could complicate matters further for a non-EU player.


    In Whose Interests
    'StevieBC 8th October 2019 at 11:30

    Mibbees an 'unnamed billionaire' – possibly from China – will be desperate to buy the Ibrox club?'

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    Shirley, after last week's announcement by Stewart Robertson about the link-up between TRFC & Bengaluru FC, it'll be a 'Bangalore Billionaire'? Alliteration & everything!

     

     


    In Whose Interests
    'StevieBC 4th October 2019 at 14:20

    …It could be as simple as the cash was swallowed up by working capital needs, I.e. to keep the lights on…'

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    I've just had a quick look & TRFC's last non-season-ticket match at Ibrox was on 12.03.19, when Aberdeen knocked them out of the Scottish Cup in a replayed QF.

    No (perhaps hotly anticipated) semi-final or final income after that & money may have been tight by the end of the season. Obviously, it's better to have internal borrowing at 0% than external at x% in those circumstances.

    Also, I wonder how much of the £7m was spent paying for Stewart Robertson's much-vaunted close-season improvements at Ibrox?  It's a lot 'sexier' to say that the money went on Kent & Helander than on infrastructure spending, isn't it?