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    Comment on Accountability via Transparency. by StevieBC.

    Shirley, Gerrard's advisers are frantically searching for a new club down south?

    He's had an OK rookie season – and his stock could be as high as it can ever get with TRFC.

     

    He is limited to Bosmans and loanees to improve his squad, and deliver silverware.  Even a highly experienced manager might struggle to satisfy Ibrox expectations with such meagre resources.

     

    CFC is spending £3M+ on a teenager with a lot of potential, (…has he actually signed yet?).

    TRFC simply can't compete with that level of investment.

     

    If Gerrard doesn't get his team to overachieve next season, he will be unceremoniously booted out of Ibrox.

    I'm guessing his contract would have a break clause after his first season?

    Now might be his best/only opportunity to jump on the managerial merry-go-round down south?

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    Accountability via Transparency.
    Ex Ludo,

    yes, more obscene flaunting of an organisation's wealth – for the benefit of the blazers at the very top of their particular tree / trough.

    And this seems to reflect the increasing likelihood that the only sports on the planet which can be regarded as honest are those played at true, amateur level

    …without the malignant influence of money and business to distort the basic principles of participation.

    wink


    Accountability via Transparency.
    Ex Ludo 21st June 2019 at 17:38

    StevieBC@10.52 https://twitter.com/heavidor/status/1141934617546633218?s=21 Never mind the millions landing at Firhill, it’s all about the “big data” analytics.

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    Ah, but Ex Ludo, I fear that these investors could be onto plums.

    Yes, Big Data and continuously tweaked and refined algorithms, variables and weightings does have a place in sports – as proved in the States.

    But, in this scenario with Patrick Thistle, I would suggest that NO algorithms could account for the vagaries of Scottish football.

    Outright corruption, fixed cup draws, dodgy refs, 4 penalties for one team, inconsistent refereeing decisions, inconsistent disciplinary decisions, etc…

    Too many outliers in Scottish football. 

     

    And just what would an Americans make of the SFA or SPFL?

    They would be taking the blazers to Court on a very regular basis, and exploiting every dodgy precedent set by RFC/TRFC!


    Accountability via Transparency.
    Headline from The Mail;

    "Partick's new Moneyball owners could have seismic implications for the Glasgow club.

    • it could turn the world upside down for Thistle fans
    • Partick Thistle are in talks about a takeover with a billionaire-led consortium
    • Entrepreneur Chien Lee already owns French side Nice and English side Barnsley
    • The implications for the Glasgow club could well be seismic long term
    • They are not Sheikh Mansour but will bring highly-desired stability to Firhill

    By JOHN MCGARRY FOR THE SCOTTISH DAILY MAIL PUBLISHED: 00:26, 21 June 2019 | UPDATED: 00:26, 21 June 2019 ”

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    Hmmm…

    A billionaire… interested in buying a financially strapped, Scottish club…?

    cheeky


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    Celtic’s Questions to Answer
    Ex Ludo, why would Gary McAllister think of leaving Ibrox when he is within – potentially – touching distance of a league title – nevermind a LC medal?  indecision

     

     

    As an aside – and not that I'm on a commission with RT, honest comrade – but I watched a very interesting programme on RT called 'Renegade' – probably still on YouTube.

    Anyway on the current episode, it's the host with an ex-UK MSM journalist who is now independent, and a current UK University professor in journalism.  Debate was about lack of trust in MSM, etc.

     

    Couple of SFM relevant points I picked up;

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    But it's the first time I've heard the term 'copy/paste' being openly quoted about UK journalism.

     

    The professor mentioned that UK MSM is "massively over represented" by a narrow demographic with a private school and Oxbridge background – and there is a propensity for groupthink.

     

    As we know, it's not just the footy journos letting us down in the MSM.


    Celtic’s Questions to Answer
    It's hard to believe that RIFC would be a delinquent tax payer, but who knows?

    As we saw with Craig Whyte, desperate times can result in desperate measures.

     

    I'm thinking that yes, there could be a significant overdue payment – but payable to any one of a myriad of exasperated suppliers.

    Mibbees a supplier had/has threatened to apply for a Winding Up Petition because RIFC is so overdue with its vendor payments?


    Celtic’s Questions to Answer
    TT, you've omitted the devil incarnate: Hilary Clinton.

    Must be close for top spot?

     

    Andrew should get on the blower to our very own PR guru Traynor.  Well, nobody in the SMSM has ever been allowed to discuss King's dodgy past – including his 42 criminal convictions.  


    Celtic’s Questions to Answer
    Actually, if you read the above DR Rod Petrie article in full…

     

    you will quickly surmise that the guy is delusional.

    Not exaggerating: delusional.

     

    Read it for yourself.


    Celtic’s Questions to Answer
    Headline from the DR;

    "Rod Petrie promises to address the Hampden bugbear that annoys every supporter

    …"

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    Why is the SFA President – Rod Petrie – speaking to the media?

     

    Surely this operational matter should be publicly addressed by the £300K p.a. CEO – Ian Maxwell?