Comment on Accountability via Transparency. by macfurgly.

    fishnish 12th June 2019 at 23:37


    Cheers, I thought someone would know.

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    Accountability via Transparency.
    I seem to remember reading somewhere that the height of the average man in Dundee in 1914 was 5 " 1.

    Accountability via Transparency.
    Corrupt official 13th June 2019 at 10:40

    The SFA that will decide whether to "pursue Rangers" over the licence application of 2011 now has a President who sat on the Licensing Committee for part of that process and who was involved in arranging the 5WA. There may be others still in employment at the SFA who are even more conflicted.

    Regardless of which "Rangers" they may be considering going in pursuit of, they are so compromised as an organisation that they cannot have any part in any further process.

    Accountability via Transparency.
    sannoffymesssoitizz 13th June 2019 at 05:39

    In my opinion Maxwell’s tone is that of a weak and sycophantic Quisling, whose observations on Petrie’s character and the need to “humanise” him will be, or should be, deeply embarrassing for the new President as well as counter productive in attempting to improve fans’ perception of him.

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    Hoopy 7 22nd March 2019 at 14:22


    The SFA band of brothers gave McLeish the job, not based on his track record which was substandard but because he went way back with McRae who was on his testimonial committee-the old boys network.

    Until the SFA stop giving a nod and a wink and a handshake to those who can return the handshake as a criteria for the job Scotland will go nowhere as a footballing entity.

    If McLeish goes, as he surely must, then those responsible for his appointment must also go as a matter of honour. But that won't happen because the SFA have no integrity and are rotten to the core and the rot must be cut out.

    They say a fish rots from the head. 


    Precisely, but there is no way of making them go, and McCrae etc. will not do the decent thing and fall on their swords unless they are at the bitter end somehow. If we suffer another disappointment against San Marino, then maybe, just maybe, McLeish will be forced out despite McCrae having his back. So what? We'll get the next blazer appointment and in the summer we get Petrie at the SFA.

    I've been a Scotland supporter all my days, two World Cups etc., but this is the bleakest ever, worse than the days when the Lisbon Lions were overlooked for caps.

    Corruption exposed, corruption ignored.


    Does Money Indeed Ruin Football?
    Allyjambo 9th March 2019 at 12:40


    Iirc Bryson claimed that although the Registration papers for RFC(IL) players had not been completed correctly as the EBT payments were not declared, the players were not ineligible to play as this was not known by the SFA at the time and their assumed eligibility could not be revoked retrospectively. In effect, players could only be ineligible if the club realised its error and notified the SFA prior to the match taking place – a complete absurdity. It's not clear from the above statement, but it appears that if a club now reports an oversight after the match, then they are found guilty and punished. Bryson should be in touch immediately with his colleaagues at the SFA and Clyde to correct this misinterpretation of the rules and to remove sanctions imposed on Clyde.

    I welcome any corrections on my interpretation of the Bryson statement.


    Does Money Indeed Ruin Football?
    The stadium without a safety certificate for 19 years is a curious one. The report does not state that a certificate was refused though, just that it wasn't issued. I think there may be a Local Authority in Scotland with only one stadium in their territory which is now aware that they are supposed to issue safety certificates.

    We’re Gonny Need Another Baw.
    From the latest sfsa newsletter:
    Hate crime at football – have your say
    This is a general reminder to notify you that  the Scottish Governemnt Hate Crime Bill Consultation is open for responses until 24th February and can be accessed via this link.


    This may be of  interest to some as it deals with the definition of sectarianism in Scots Law.


    We’re Gonny Need Another Baw.
    On Sunday, after having read the latest SFSA newsletter (not to be confused with the SFA's Supporters Direct Scotland), I sent a pretty direct email to them saying that questionning FIFA and UEFA about transparency is one thing, but this begins at home. I specifically mentioned the 2011/12 TRFC licence issue and recent confusion over the refereeing / CO / Panel / Review process.

    Within 24 hours I had a detailed reply from Paul Goodwin reflecting many of the concerns expressed on here about the governance of Scottish football and an invitation to call him to discuss specific issues. I would reproduce the text of that reply here, but it contains some personal observations which I would rather not put into the public domain.

    Credit where it is due: the SFSA are working with few resources but seem to be doggedly taking these issues to the SFA and SPFL and pursuing them for answers, which I gather are not always readily forthcoming. I certainly did not doubt the sincerity of the conversation I have had.

    It is frequently expressed as a frustration that there is no organisation to coordinate fans. I can only say fair play to them for engaging with one ordinary supporter of no particular importance and that on that basis they are worth a visit at www.scottishfsa.org