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    Comment on JPP: Perverting Justice? by ernie.

    I don't see them really "blaming" anyone, ok there's the odd criticism of Murray and what he left and the occasional"bloodydisgracesoitis" ref Green, Whyte et al but they're not really in the "blame" business.  Why should they?  They successfully shafted Scottish fitba for years and then went so badly pear shaped they were liquidated, then a new bunch came along and hey presto, "back where we belong".  All they see is a period of time where they were "relegated" and prevented from enjoying the entitlement that the privileged culture they believe they represent deserves by default.  Like all elitists/exceptionalists who don't get their own way (in their case entirely their own fault, it's not as if anyone actually tried to stop them) they lash out at someone, anyone. See UKIP, "Make America Great Again", EDL etc. and note also how the ultimate entitlement brigade, the Tories, may well be scuppered by their own extreme, privilege based but threatened wing the DUP as they lash out at the prospect of being a minority in NI.  Fascinating ain't it?

     

     

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    JPP: Perverting Justice?
    The Denmark team went on strike this year.  They were forced in to selecting a bunch of amateurs, 3rd and 4th division players and, I believe, a couple of Fusbal players to represent their country in a friendly versus Slovakia.  They lost 0-3. Apparently those selected were bursting with pride.   With the odd, unacceptable exception such as Ronaldo, no player is bigger than the team in club football and certainly not international football.  McLeish will indeed move on from the job (sooner the better for me) but Griffiths joins an ignoble band of dummy spitter outs that should be ignored.  Only my opinion, no club allegiance makes it any more acceptable.

     

     


    JPP: Perverting Justice?
    Uth. I’ve been stating the bleeding obvious with tongue firmly in cheek. Of course there’s an advantage in playing in your home town. I’m just surprised, and pleased, that we see that as a fact as for this semi, yes TRFC have the advantage. We’ll just have to live with it, Celtic will also but  I accept they will complain as it’s new to them. 

    Come on, it’s a greet about nothing. 

    Blimey, 3-0 the Dons!

     

     


    JPP: Perverting Justice?
    Exactly, Celtic and TRFC always have an advantage in semis and finals. That’s a fact, we have to live with it. So do Celtic for once. 

     


    Recent Comments by ernie

    Accountability via Transparency.
    I'd rather see East Kilbride and Cove Rangers (other teams that have worked their way up the system are available) in the SPFL than some reserve team personally.  At the moment the bigger teams hoover up all the talent anyway, giving them SPFL status for their excess squads is just a way to consolidate no one else getting a look in.

     


    Accountability via Transparency.
    Angus1983 3rd May 2019 at 12:02

    The message the SFA are giving McInnes is basically the same one you're getting on SFM: "Suck it up and haud yer wheest".


    One, er, Two Rules to Rule Them All
    BP, on board with all of that. The thing about “rangersness” and “celticness” IMO is that it’s used as shorthand for something that has nothing to do with football. The fact that two teams dominate football supporters in Scotland is just a fact and that’s ok with me.  Even their dominance of the media is understandable but let’s not assume we are all on one side of the sectarian divide or the other, most of us (including I suspect most Celtic fans and maybe trfc fans?) couldn’t care less. 

     


    One, er, Two Rules to Rule Them All
    Reading my last post it looks a bit flippant and I don't mean it that way.  I'm fully aware of the "establishment" predomination of a protestant/masonic nature in Scotland and it's clear that the SFA is one of the last bastions.  However the antidote to a corrupt organisation with outdated sectarian bias is a functioning organisation where absolutely no account of ethnicity, religion, skin colour or political affiliation is taken. Even if you don't share the liberal view on diversity being good for society in general there is the undisputed fact that none of the above has a single thing to do with fitba anyway. Categorising everyone in terms of Rangersness or Celticness is part of the problem and I, for one, don't want any part in it.

     


    One, er, Two Rules to Rule Them All
    So let me get this right. There are “good Rangers men”, presumably that means Protestant and probably mason and or orange order. Then there are a few “non rangers” and that presumably means merely Protestant. Then there are “Celtic” men, presumably catholic. As you say UTH how bizarre that we are categorising thus in 2019 especially in fitba.  I’m glad I’m an atheist sheepshagger!