Comment on Does Money Indeed Ruin Football? by Trisidium.

    John Clark
    There is of course the argument that the maintenance of sectarianism, racism and tribalism, all of which is readily monetised, is one of the main drivers of corruption in the sport.
    Ridding ourselves of that, despite the best endeavours of the football authorities, at well have a beneficent knock-on effect at Hampden.

    Trisidium Also Commented

    Does Money Indeed Ruin Football?
    The SL debate is relevant and one that must be had before anything further happens.
    Football has not thus far been able to cut down on sectarianism as effectively as it has on casual violence (since the 1980s).
    The key to a solution might be to find out why that is.

    Does Money Indeed Ruin Football?
    I would have thought that any club not possessing a safety certificate would have their ground excluded from those permitted to host events. There may be some nuance in terms of parts of a ground? Firhill east terrace for example?

    Does Money Indeed Ruin Football?
    Excellent Twitter stuff on SL today with two of our number seemingly (and politely) on a divergent trajectory😊

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    One, er, Two Rules to Rule Them All
    John C
    Ultimately we won’t get to the SFA due to the dishonesty and corruption. They will fall on the sword of their own massive incompetence. The walls are closing in inch by inch. Eventually they will have nowhere to go.

    One, er, Two Rules to Rule Them All
    Looks like King is briefing against Gerrard with Keef’s latest 😳

    One, er, Two Rules to Rule Them All
    Absolutely right about the ICT/ Hearts thing.


    We’re Gonny Need Another Baw.
    We have revived – at last – the SFM archive. Posts and comments over a year old can now be viewed at 

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    Had a wee browse myself today. Rerr 🙂

    We’re Gonny Need Another Baw.
    Always a time for reflection. It's our seventh Christmas together and still justice has not been served. On the plus side though, the clubs, the SFA, the SPFL, the MSM and all the other beneficiaries of the Great Swindle thought we would be gone by now – and that hasn’t happened.

    True, we have lost some friends along the way; people of great intellect and gravitas who enhanced our number and reputation – and we would welcome them all back to contribute again to our discussion. The likes of (to name only a few) SergioBiscuits, Paulie Walnuts, Danish Pasty, EssexBeanCounter, TallboyPoppy; they have all left big holes to fill and we owe them much more than they will realise.

    Others have taken their pace though, and along with stalwarts from the very early days, they have become standard bearers for that integrity we have sought for all these years.

    Maybe 2019 is the year the corrupt freeloaders in our game will realise that their wish for us to evaporate will absolutely not come true. Ridicule is always the first tactic employed against folk who go up against the establishment. We’ve certainly experienced, and continue to experience our fair share of that. Next comes vilification, and we should be ready for that too.

    As long as we persist though, there can be no satisfactory victory for the cheats and the liars.

    On that note, a very Merry Christmas to you all, and to our absent friends.