Comment on Fantastic Voyage .. by Smugas.



    To loosely use a quote from the clearly game-play aware Richard Gordon.  Whilst making no comment on ANY of the refereeing intricacies of the individual infringements that have received comment, those being Morelos at Pittodrie, Macgregor at Parkhead, the Kilmarnock lad against Hearts (sorry forgotten name) and Devlin again at Pittodrie to which I would add Gerard’s refereeing bias comments and those of Steve Clark (made since Richard wrote the piece) that if you simply put the eventual decisions post appeal into two piles, that an unconnected individual might pass comment on said piles.

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    Since we're on the subject.  I'll give a little credit to my big club!


    Statement from AFC this morning


    Aberdeen FC finds the explanation provided by the SFA in relation to the Michael Devlin red card appeal unacceptable.

    The club maintains its view that the player was wrongfully dismissed, that the evidence presented was a robust defence and was overwhelmingly compelling in the player’s favour.

    In light of recent decisions taken by the SFA, the club believes it is imperative for the country’s football authorities to establish consistency and transparency in the appeal and referral process and will engage in dialogue with the SPFL in this regard to seek their assistance.

    Furthermore, at a time when technology is making a significant and positive impact across sport, the club believes that the impact of the VAR system trials in the English Premier League need to be considered if stakeholders in the game are going to regain trust in the process.

    AFC is aware that the views we have expressed are held by many who have found key appeal and referral decisions this year perplexing and want to see the governing body dealing with this proactively, with a consistent and transparent appeals process high up on the agenda.

    Doing so would enhance the game’s integrity, greatly assist referees, improve the game for fans and, ultimately, the perception of Scottish football.

    Fantastic Voyage ..
    Perhaps Nacho, feeling the pressures of normal life, mortgage, kids etc could take solace in a weekend pursuit, to take a brief break from it all.  Take in a game perhaps, where all that’s required is a pie, a coffee (hate bovril) and the knowledge the two teams in front of you are playing to the rules on a level playing field?

    Fantastic Voyage ..
    I see Novo still conflates “rule change” with “getting caught” too.

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    In essence his services involved releasing the Ticketus monies to complete the purchase rather than the other way around, a decision which cost his employers insurers the thick end of £24m providing ample flesh for the BDO forensic team for years to come and creating vindication in the (false) impression amongst bears that the final result was somehow positive cash wise.

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    Someone above asked about whether the   Sports Direct settlement carried a degree of directors personal liability.  I’m fairly sure John James established that part of Kings last ‘victory’ over SDI was to have the personal liability element permanently released at least from Blair and King.

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    in that case John you really don’t want to read up on the £900m Thomas Cook “rescue package.”  Bearing in mind it’s 1.6 billion of debt they’re seeking to hose….sorry, “rescue”

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    even a retrospective card now would still be unfair since both clubs mentioned have squads big enough to deal with any suspension.