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    AvatareasyJambo 5th November 2019 at 11:35 0 0 Rate This How other sports deal with financial doping. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/50300756

    Thanks EJ. Was just about to post that. 

    interesting parallels with EBTs I think. Just as well Scottish football doesn’t have millionaires with spare cash to “co-invest” with players in property deals. To busy funding the day to day operations of their football companies 

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    I too listened to snippets of Monday’s Sportsound. Quite amused of the shock and horror by McIntyre and Preston on the DU situation. 

    lmagine my surprise to catch BBC Scotland news tonight with another piece interviewing the “owner” of DU. Nice linkage with Hearts under Romanov. No mention of any other clubs operating at significant losses or having previously went into liquidation. I wonder why?

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    John Fleming head of refereeing at SFA has died. RIP

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    Big Pink10th September 2019 at 09:21

    Usual hand-wringing crisis talk this morning. Charlie Adam and Kristoffer Boyd saying kids are priced out of football because of expensive access to facilities – which is why nobody plays in the streets anymore.
    Nothing like joined up thinking eh?

    saw someone on twitter posting an ad from Kris Boyd football camp. One week £75. Obvs a different Kris Boyd 

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    Nice podcast BP. 

    If only football entities listened to David Lows mantra – be the best we can be within our means. 

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    Where various “friendly” football matches get played is of little interest to me. 

    However this should be viewed as a competitor trying to capture market share and be dealt with accordingly. 

    The SRU aren’t doing this out of the kindness of their hearts. They need money as desperately as the SFA. The SRU commercial set up is superior To the SFAs no question. 

    That the SFA “allowed” this match to proceed is the more curious issue

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    John Clark23rd July 2019 at 22:11






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    Leaving aside the particulars of the case , what is one to make of the criticisms of the legal teams, other than that as lawyers they seem to fall far short of acceptable standard in allowing their witnesses to waffle into discussing what the parties had intended their contracts to mean, when ,it seems that any first year law student by opening a text book 


    interesting thoughts JC 

    I was more intrigued by the fact that Elites lawyers requested this indemnity. Perhaps it’s just standard lawyering. But any sentient lawyer who had carried out even cursory due diligence (ie a google search!) would sense things aren’t quite right with this crowd. 

    As many others have pointed out – TRIFC relationships with its suppliers is hardly secret. 

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    Interesting article today by John James on the construct of Rangers European squad and their eligibility under homegrown player rules. If what he says is accurate it is surely worth a challenge by Rangers next opponents or even the ones they will eliminate on Thursday night.  Also, if what he says is accurate then it is shameful by the SFA if they are knowingly allowing it. 


    UTH – I’m conflicted by JJs output. The odd interesting piece scattered about invective and bile for other bloggers. Then the crusade type pieces against the McCanns. Alongside the password pieces, makes him a very difficult writer to like. 

    I struggle to see what seems such a simple problem being a real one for The Rangers