Comment on Accountability via Transparency. by StevieBC.

    Re: Rod Petrie's – unopposed – coronation as SFA President.

    Yes, the guy at the very pinnacle of the Scottish game.


    We might now have a decent national team manager to generate some hope, on the field.

    But, off the field – Petrie's appointment is a big, huge, loud, unapologetic, GIRUY! to all Scottish football supporters.

    The SFA simply doesn't give a monkey's about the paying punters.

    …sorry, that's not entirely correct.

    The SFA cares very much about the paying punters' money spent on the Scottish game.

    But, the SFA cares not a jot about what the paying punters' think. 

    Feedback is neither sought nor wanted by the SFA.


    May as well rewind the clocks at Hampden back to 2012… as this appointment confirms that the blazers have learned bugger all from the RFC/TRFC shambles.


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    Accountability via Transparency.
    As mentioned earlier, The Scotsman has built its pay wall.

    So, as with The Herald and other MSM titles, I'll simply never visit this site again.

    I do look at the SMSM sites mostly to scan headlines and to then typically skip straight to "Comments" – especially for footy related content.


    On those rare occasions I now read a newspaper print copy, I am quickly reminded why I had stopped buying 2 daily papers all those years ago.


    And what i just don't understand: if there is no compelling reason for a consumer to choose to pay for a print copy – why would they pay for online access? 

    I guess advertising revenues for The Scotsman will also decline rapidly – in line with a dramatic drop in views of its website?

    Accountability via Transparency.
    As a Bampot, I am always quick to criticise the way RIFC/TRFC goes about its business.

    So, it would be churlish to avoid criticising Lawwell and his handling of the Turnbull transfer (?) from Motherwell.


    The salient point of this saga seems to be that the player's agent is trying to hustle a better deal for his client.

    The phrase "No sh!t Sherlock!" springs to mind.


    It would also appear that a helpful leak was provided to the SMSM, that Turnbull had been offered "magnificent" personal terms and which were supposedly better than what Virgil Van Dijk was on originally. All very embarrassing and all very irrelevant.

    There should have been dignified silence from CFC until the player had actually signed a contract, IMO.


    But, if Lawwell loses out on the player I guess he won't be best pleased at, ultimately, having been played by a 19 year old youngster! indecision

    Accountability via Transparency.
    Worrying / confusing times…

    as Derek Johnstone, (or rather his ghost writer), has produced a reasonable, sensible column in the ET!


    "Derek Johnstone: Rod Petrie has been rewarded for hanging around at Hampden and that isn't good for the SFA going forward.

    At times, it is a shambles [at the SFA].

    Maybe we need people in there that are not involved with clubs, because then they are looking after Scottish football and not each other.

    People will always look out for their own club and then people they are aligned with, but that isn’t in the best interests of the game.

    If you were to have a poll of supporters and asked them about the SFA, you wouldn’t get many that were happy with the way things are being run right now and Petrie wouldn’t get a high approval rating.

    Are Scottish football fans content with the process and the people that are in place right now?

    Or would they like to see change, like to see new people and new ideas?




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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