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    Comment on Accountability via Transparency. by Smugas.

    I do feel it appropriate to applaud the SFA at this juncture.  Their succession planning is already in evidence.  The American summariser heard to comment on her national sides 13-0 thumping of Thailand as “absolutely brilliant entertainment, this is what people want to come and see” surely makes her a stick on for the top job in Scotland next time around.

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    Accountability via Transparency.
    Stevie BC 11th June

    Mibbees, just mibbees TRFC could end up lucky?

     

    With a dwindling cash flow, external finance, and the anticipated financial hammering from Ashley…

    If, Ashley does finally sell NUFC he just might use that as an opportunity – as well as leveraging any outstanding payments due from RIFC/TRFC – to take an active interest / stake at Ibrox again?

    Obviously, that would probably be dependant on King getting the boot from Ibrox.

    And, it would probably be dependant on TRFC being run on a break even basis?

    All of which 'should' be good news for the bears…

     

    Actually disagree entirely StevieBC.  If Ashley wanted a new retail puppy to play with in his NUFC retirement an austere TRFC is not what he’d choose.  A hubristic competitive TRFC financed by some other fools money is what he’d choose.


    Accountability via Transparency.
    Worth also mentioning that them being placed any lower than League 2 couldn’t happen.  From memory the options defaulted to league 2 if the vote to the championship failed.


    Accountability via Transparency.
    Ref the accuracy or otherwise that the description of “Club” could have, you can’t help thinking the potential financiers of Bolton Wanderers 5088 Ltd are watching on with interest. 


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    The SFA (the clubs) and SPFL (the clubs) have repeatedly failed to act on these issues. It will be interesting to see if there is any appetite this time round. I suspect that lip service will again be paid with some watered down protocols implemented as an acknowlegement of FIFA's concerns rather than a determination to eradicate the problems from the Scottish game. 

     

    I believe they're still waiting for a response to their email "Why cant we just continue to turn the microphones down" EJ. 


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