Comment on In Whose Interests by StevieBC.

    IMO, why should we pay any money into Scottish football?


    Anyone with half a brain knows that since 2011/12, both the SFA and the SPFL/SPL/SFL have supported a thoroughly corrupt scenario: a member club has cheated on an industrial scale, but has been helped to "get back to where it was".


    I seriously don't know why I still spend my money on my own club.

    I don't know why I still support Scottish football.

    I'm older and more cynical: perhaps like many, I'm close to walking away, [with my wife and daughters], from Scottish football totally.

    The SFA/SPFL simply doesn't do anywhere near enough to justify my financial support.

    StevieBC Also Commented

    In Whose Interests
    Mordecai 12th November 2019 at 13:59

    Interesting analysis by JJ on the feasibility of a Morelos Transfer to the EPL:




    Fair play: JJ can indeed produce decent articles.


    Every Bampot should read it: valuable insights to the whole 'player's work permit' process.

    In Whose Interests
    easyJambo 12th November 2019 at 12:46

    The SPFL's annual report to 31 May 2019 has just been published by Companies House…


    Can't say I took much notice at the time of the appointment,

    but how prescient that the TRFC MD – Stewart Robertson – was made an SPFL Ltd. Director, as recently as July 22nd. this year?


    In Whose Interests
    Forget about the dwindling support for the Scotland team…


    it looks like the players don't want to be involved either.


    And who can blame them?

    Recent Comments by StevieBC

    Tangled Up In Blue by Stephen O’Donnell (Book Review)
    Although I didn't watch the Belgium humping game, I was interested to find out the attendance after the game had finished.

    I looked right across all the MSM reports I could find of the game – but not one mention of the crowd size.

    IIRC, the attendance figure would also typically be shown at the foot of the 'Team Line Ups' page.


    Anyhoos, Jingle Jackson has noted in his DR p!sh today that the crowd on Monday night was a lowly 20,000.

    [It was reportedly 32,000 on Friday v. Russia.]

    Even though our team is mince, 20K against the number 1 ranked team on the planet confirms a new level of apathy amongst footy fans.


    What does the SFA have to say about the dwindling support?


    Not a peep from – or sight of – our beloved leader, Maxwell.


    But, in a Level42-esque, pitiful PR response the SFA has now informed the SMSM that there is currently a review of grass roots football…

    • which was started 'even before the Russia game' indecision
    • which would replace the last, new grass roots strategy which the SFA had implemented, way back in…2017! enlightened


    So, basically nobody at the SFA has a clue – but carry on.


    As for the lesser-spotted SFA CEO…

    Maxwell is a bit like the coffee brand: he stays in his House!


    Sorry, I'll get my mug…

    Tangled Up In Blue by Stephen O’Donnell (Book Review)
    Lifted from the BBC Comments section;


    "17. Posted by Everybody Loves Chelmsfordon  

    I think the manager has to be sacked after this appalling display. I mean – how can you expect to hang on to your job after only scoring 4 past Scotland? "


    Tangled Up In Blue by Stephen O’Donnell (Book Review)
    Petrie making belated noises about stamping out sectarianism in Scottish football.


    Doncaster publicly backing a "Respect Our Players" campaign.


    Undoubtedly, two very worthwhile initiatives…


    but, promoted by easily the two most – allegedly – corrupt and mistrusted individuals in Scottish football.



    You have to laugh… angel



    Tangled Up In Blue by Stephen O’Donnell (Book Review)

    I thought an SFA President was akin to a non-exec Chairman.

    No operational authority, but there to provide wise counsel?


    Maxwell [aka The Scarlet Pimpernel]

    Guess he's still locked in the bunker then, developing rickets?


    UK politics and Scottish professional football.

    Another similarity might be illusion.

    One creates the illusion of democracy.

    The other creates an illusion of fair, sporting competition.

    Tangled Up In Blue by Stephen O’Donnell (Book Review)
    Mibbees a 'Scottish international break' just sucks the enthusiasm to discuss footy on SFM out of us Internet Bampots?


    Can't be bothered talking about the national team itself – or even watching on TV.  In the past I have even been offered Hospitality Tickets for a Scotland game – which I politely declined.


    Which is a real shame when you remember the excitement generated amongst young supporters by the Scottish teams of the '70's through to the '90's.


    And will we ever see again: a lap of honour in an open top bus around Hampden…before the squad had even left Scottish shores for a World Cup?