Comment on JPP: Perverting Justice? by StevieBC.

    Cluster One 14th October 2018 at 10:09 JD Sports web site…..The retailer say's it is no longer advertising the Hummel strips online because they don't want to risk overselling them. =============================

    SORRY to anyone who now has their tea all over the screenmail


    Yes, CO I had to read that quote a few times.

    Looks like JD has a similarly p!sh PR rep to TRFC.

    Next statement will be rushed out on Friday at 5pm;


    "Due to huge demand, JD Sports outlets across the West of Scotland will be closed during the day, until new TRFC stock arrives."


    StevieBC Also Commented

    JPP: Perverting Justice?
    Unless I have picked it up wrong…

    Phil's latest is suggesting that RIFC is considering issuing a Corporate Bond.

    Off the cuff: I think this is simply a non-starter.

    Corporate Bond issuers are sold, highly reputable organisations, with strong cashflow like Apple, GE (in the past), etc.

    Yes, the Bonds typically pay higher than bank rate, but risk is low for Bond buyers, with lower initiation costs for the Bond issuer.

    RIFC has no such reputation WRT financial management and cashflow.  With 'going concern' red flags, who would even buy an RIFC Bond? (Bears aside.)

    And with all their poor corporate reputation, Shirley the FCA would take an interest?

    JPP: Perverting Justice?
    Extracted from the DR, but assuming it is an accurate, direct quote from McLeish;

    "…We had one or two sniffs around the goals without being tremendously dangerous. There was a lot for me to take out of the game. After that horrible result [losing 2-1 to Israel/sic] it was a wee bit of a lift. [losing 1-3 at home to Portugal/sic]

    But McLeish’s record in his second term in office has now suffered another black mark. It now reads played eight, lost six, won two…"


    McLeish might be a crap manager, but he has been dealing with the sports media as player and manager for 30+ years.

    That quote above reflects – IMO – his inability to deal with the media today.

    It is worrying for him, and worrying for any player who wants to play for Scotland… but who has serious reservations about McLeish's competency.

    For example: Robertson being managed daily by Klopp, played in the Champions League Final in May…then having to play for McLeish?  

    JPP: Perverting Justice?
    Whilst IMHO it seems pointless looking back, (cheating aside),

    If I suddenly realized that my own team I had supported for years was a sham…

    And I had conveniently forgotten the social aberrations of this team for the preceding 100+ years…

    I would be embarrassed.

    I would be angry.

    I would feel stoopid!

    I would wise up.

    I would have ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with said team in future.

    I wouldn't waste my time on social media trying to justify being a supporter of – never mind being associated with – such a deviant club.

    Pre-internet, I was probably happy in my ignorance of Scottish football politics.

    In 2018 everybody who supports a Scottish senior football club is informed.  If not, then they don't want to be informed.

    So, my point is;

    RFC effectively died in 2012.

    No favours should have been made for its b@stard, Frankenstein offspring.

    Scottish suffered before 2012.

    It has suffered since 2012.

    All because of one dishonest, perennially cheating team from Ibrox.  The PC Brigade seem to have avoided anything connected to the social cesspit of Ibrox.

    I would personally prefer a financially poorer, less TV attractive, less sponsor appealing football league…but one which was transparently honest.

    The idiots at Hampden have to be wheeled away first though…

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    Accountability via Transparency.
    Well, we all saw that 'Armageddon' and 'social unrest' didn't happen when Rangers died in 2012.

    'Numerous clubs' didn't die either because of the loss of the blue pound.

    Football carried on in Scotland.

    Arguably, it became a much better place in the SPL.


    A lack of crowd trouble, a lack of dodgy singing, a lack of on field violence, much reduced nonsense in the SMSM, more clubs winning trophies, and much, much less controversy involving referees.


    I preferred the SPL without a deviant Ibrox club.


    I just hope that when TRFC is teetering on the financial edge, everyone – including the diddies at Hampden – remembers that Scottish football is not all about one club. It's been proven.

    And, knowing what we know now, TRFC will not receive the favours as easily as Rangers did either.

    Accountability via Transparency.
    I saw the photie of Clarke – in time honoured fashion – holding up the top of his new team for the cameras… but with his name printed on the front of the jersey?


    And absolutely!

    Clarke will be touchline for the Cyprus game.

    He was 'improperly' banned as he is now national team manager.  New SFA disciplinary rules apply now to Clarke.


    …just as soon as the Hampden diddies make them up…  smiley

    Accountability via Transparency.
    Feel a bit flat at Clarke's decision to join the SFA.


    However, fingers crossed he's also a Trojan Horse, and will become the 'SFA CEO & President' in due course – to shake the blazers out of their permanent slumber… indecision


    Good luck Steve Clarke.



    Accountability via Transparency.
    According to the SMSM the SFA has put all its eggs in the one basket, I.e. Steve Clarke.

    It has been curious the last week or so that players, pundits have been quoted as saying how good he would be for Scotland.

    But, of course, nothing from Clarke himself.


    Clarke might have very good personal / family reasons for taking the Scotland job now – and the SFA would be extremely lucky.


    But, on purely managerial abilities, he's got far too much potential at club level.  If he's 'ruthlessly ambitious' like another SPL manager who left Scotland recently, Clarke would only be using the SFA as leverage for a better deal elsewhere.

    …or am I being too cynical…?

    Accountability via Transparency.
    Well, since it's the last league game for top 6 SPL teams…


    After a week of ridiculous, over the top 'celebrations' by assorted TRFC players / pundits – and with complementary, fawning support from a compliant SMSM – for merely 'winning 3 points’…


    How will they all react IF Killie gives Steve Clarke a tremendous send off with a home win today – and secure their highest league position for several decades?