Comment on Accountability via Transparency. by Shyster Flywheel Shyster.

    easyJambo 17th May 2019 at 18:47

    …In simple terms, Rod Petrie lied to them at the meeting in April….


    Not the first time that Petrie has lied in his capacity, but usually it is too the somewhat gullible Hibs supporters around about ST renewal time. 





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    Accountability via Transparency.
    Finloch 9th May 2019 at 13:50

    Motion Number: S5M-17235
    Lodged By: Neil Findlay
    Date Lodged: 09/05/2019

    Title: SFA Moves the Goalposts on Bonnyrigg's Application

    Motion Text:
    That the Parliament expresses its concern at the decision of the SFA to reject Bonnyrigg Rose’s application for full membership; believes that the club, which won the 2018-19 East of Scotland league, applied to join the Lowland league, but that, due to a lack of floodlights at its home ground, New Dundas Park, this application was rejected; understands with concern that the membership condition regarding floodlighting was brought in after the club applied; considers this to be a very unfair way to treat a team that has invested heavily in its stadium, with fundraising ongoing to install floodlights within the next 12 months, and squad and that applied in good faith under the existing rules at the time, and calls on the SFA to think again in relation to Bonnyrigg’s application.


    This is not shoehorning Sevco into the SFL, this is about winning promotion fairly from level 6 to level 5.  My own club LTHV were previously denied promotion from the EoSL to the LL due to not making ground requirements, but the rejection of Bonnyrigg Rose is unfair and stinks of cheating by the SFA.  Could this rejection be due to Bonnyrigg being a Junior Club up until last season.   As were the other EoS conference winners: Broxburn and Penicuik.

    Interesting to see what happens when the West Juniors join in.  





    Accountability via Transparency.
    Finloch 9th May 2019 at 13:50 

    No vacancy for aspirant clubs ever existed.

    Neither Alan Macrae of Cove nor Craig Graham of Spartans the respective and well connected chairmen or others were even given a sniff and may even have been advised not to rock any boats during the period of uncertainty.


    I recall at the time that Craig Graham was questioned by the Edinburgh Evening News about The Spartans applying for the SFL should a place become vacant with the promotion of Dundee to replace Rangers in the SPL.  I thought his response was that they would not apply.  I must have wrongly read between the lines that the SFA had influenced that decision. 


    Accountability via Transparency.
    With respect to the play-offs from the EoS League.  Of the 3 conference winners only Broxburn Athletic's Albyn Park has floodlighting.  If the possession of floodlights was a mandatory requirement for promotion to the Lowland League then this should have been made public well before season's end.

    In which case Whitehill Welfare should have been replaced by Broxburn in the LL.  Although, it should rightly have been Bonnyrigg with dispensation to get floodlights installed by end of 2019-2020.

    The SFA stinks.      


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    JPP: Perverting Justice?
    I have kept my council to myself until now, however as I see it the SPFL in trying to bend over backwards to help the Old Firm have not taken into account the full ramifications of its original decision.

    When the dates for the Betfred League Cup were published, the semi finals were to be played on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October.  The first semi out of the hat to be played on the Saturday and the second on the Sunday.  No problem. 

    These dates would have been feasible if Aberdeen vs Hearts was first out of the hat, or if second; then the semis switched so that the OF semi was played on the Sunday.  Still no problem.

    But the draw split the OF teams requiring the Celtic semi to be moved from Saturday 27th.  The easy solution for the SPFL would have been move it to Hampden on the following Saturday 3rd November when Celtic vs Hearts was a league fixture.  \This would have involved the SPFL juggling some league fixtures so that Celtic had an away league fixture on 28 October.  This was likely too difficult for SPFL's Iain Blair to juggle so the easier solution to the SPFL was to play both semis at Hampden given that the SFA were playing contractual silly buggers.

    Given that the Hearts vs Celtic semi was first out of the hat, and initially planned to be played on Saturday 27th October, it was this game that was required to be moved.  When Hampden gave its permission for a semi to be played at Murrayfield, it was always going to be the Hearts vs Celtic semi that would move there.

    I do not see where the false sense of discrimination comes from.





    The Vice Closes
    EASYJAMBOSEPTEMBER 20, 2017 at 01:12 
    In parallel, a poll on Hearts most popular forum, JambosKickback, over the past couple of days has produced the following responses.For a review 455 – 80.82%Against a review 31 – 5.51%Don’t care 77 – 13.68%So I’m reassured that Hearts fans remain strongly in favour of a review, whatever the club Board chooses to do or not do. 
    All that poll highlights is that 80.82% of JKB members are strongly in favour of a review.  Not necessarily representative of Hearts fans as a whole.   It equates to around 0.03% of Hearts’ ST holders, although I suspect that a good number of JKB members do not have STs.
    Personally, I am all for Mrs Budge broadcasting her views on this but as you say unlikely before TRFC visit Murrayfield.


    The Vice Closes
    JIMBOSEPTEMBER 13, 2017 at 21:17 I would hope the boy who ran on to the pitch last night will be feeling terrible today.  What on earth came into his mind to do that?
    He wept in court.  Actor after actor will you that to turn on the tears is the most difficult thing to do.  Just lets suppose he had true remorse.  He expressed sorrow for the guy who punched him on the way out.
    Maybe he is not the animal people are turning him out to be with punishments I couldn’t repeat on here.
    Somewhere in the Bible it says something like Forgive or be not Forgiven.
    He was being an idiot.  Lets leave it at that.
    Obviously the Glasgow media do not read the Bible when it comes to clubs outwith the OF.  When a Hearts supporter ran onto the pitch at Tynecastle and tried to assault Neil Lennon, the media were up in arms and quick to vilify both supporter and club.  Charlie Nicholas even wrote that Hearts should be banned from Europe.  
    While the action of your idiot on Tuesday night would not have reached the pages of the Scottish media if it wasn’t for UEFA raising the issue and it getting headlined by the English press.


    Celtic’s Champions League windfall is a bonus for Scottish football, not a handicap
    HOMUNCULUSSEPTEMBER 1, 2017 at 11:39 One thing I would point out is the number of Scottish players regularly in the Celtic team, and the relatively low amounts of money they cost, certainly in European terms. The following players regularly appear for Celtic. Gordon, Tierney, Armstrong, McGregor, Forrest, Griffiths. If you were to add up what they cost to bring in it would not be a particularly staggering number. Indeed three of them came through the youth system so basically cost whatever it took to develop them. 
    My only comment would be the low number of Scottish players coming out of the academy.  It is all very well being in a financial position to offer better terms to the best talent in the SPFL while being relatively cheap in comparison to England, but in doing so it depletes opposition teams’ squads who in turn resort to bringing in foreign players to fill the void.   Examples would be Dundee Utd being relegated following the loss of Armstrong, Mackay-Stevens and Ciftci or would ICT have avoided relegation if they had kept hold of Christie.  Of those only Armstrong made the grade.    

    Launch of SFSA Fans’ Survey
    JOHN CLARKJULY 27, 2017 at 10:44
    What, Ralph, not even a person on the SFA board who knew from personal experience that Rangers had a nice wee tax avoidance scheme going?
    I give you Campbell Ogilvie who in March 2012 admitted to being a member of the Employee Benefit Trust scheme at Rangers when he was both a Director of Rangers as well as the treasurer of the Scottish Football Association.
    Oglivie also tried to bring in an EBT scheme at Hearts when he joined them as Managing Director under Romanov in 2005.