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Comment on Look Back to Look Forward by Finloch.

My sister just sent me a link on Facebook about the same BBC criticised rightly above for welcoming the return of their vision and version of Rangers to their rightful place.
It was a small piece specifically criticising the Panorama programme on Monday 4th that avoided any focus or even mention of British Dependancies and led the viewer to focus on Panama.
Here’s a para that sums up the piece and drops a wee nugget in at the end.
“In deliberately obscuring the key role of the British money-laundering base of British Virgin Islands in these transactions, the BBC have demonstrated precisely why the entire database has to be released to the scrutiny of the people, rather than being filtered by the dubious honesty of state and corporate journalists. The BBC targeting of two very low level British minions at the end of their programme does not alter this.
The BBC could also address why their Pacific Quay HQ in Glasgow is leased for £100 million from a hidden ownership company in the Cayman Islands.”

Cheap and tawdry journalism masked as real reportage from our self same BBC many of whose “full time” employees are all registered companies to leverage tax breaks not available to ordinary workers.

We are all stakeholders of this organisation.

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The crowd at Hampden is embarrassing with vast open spaces.

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I think and believe that Political Peter and therefore the club he works for were a major part of the creation and the selling to the other clubs of the 5 way fix created in late 2011 and into 2012.
We don’t know if then there were negotiated “packages” for his and the other cheated clubs as recompense (which I think were likely by the way) or if it was just a mad dash with an invented 5 way scheme to protect the status quo of the duopolistic TV deal that all the chairmen feared losing and wanted to preserve.

Peter was never working alone and everything done would have been in conjunction with the club chairmen in the  SFA’s “inner sanctum” and various advisers. 

Fast forward to today in the count down to the UEFA deadline over the fornicated licence application and Resolution 12.

Why would Mr Lawwell want anything or indeed allow anything to revisit and examine his and other linked footsteps in this historical pragmatic fix?

He just wants to move on and fill Fergus’s stadium at least twice a year.

That’s why I think he welcomes the return of the “Old Firm” even though he is politically savvy enough to avoid those two words for a while, and deep down think he knows Mr King’s 55/45 version share of future spoils might be the best financial model for his business.

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Mr Regan

I’m proud to be one of John Clark’s people.
Like John I’m also not particularly anonymous as a person and lots of my pals call me Andy.
I’ve played football at a good level coached kids teams and still work behind the scenes occasionally for an aspirant East Coast diddy club for whom I buy an annual season ticket.
For what it’s worth I wouldn’t be upset if Celtic and Rangers get beat every Saturday and would quite enjoy it if truth were told.
I also know a little more than most Scottish fans about the events in the run up to and during 2011, 2012 and since because of sites like this.
None of it paints you or your committees and our leading clubs in a particularly good light.
In fact many of your actions are contradictory to a lot of what I fundamentally think is important in sport and life .
Bit by bit all the facts are leeching out and will be pieced together by ordinary supporters like us and sites like this.
To fans like John Clark and me Scottish Football is not a well paid job with a plush office at Hampden, first class perks and a PA to write up my notes when I’m rushing to another important meeting.
Its a simple game and we as stakeholders want it managed fairly and honestly.
You’re not doing that for us because while I trust everything John Clark says I can’t say the same about your own particular output or anything that emanates from your self satisfying and or self important committees.

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A small article has just appeared in The  Herald about court proceedings underway (last Thursday) concerning Mr Kings failure to make the share offer as mandated by the TOP.
It is currently the top story on The Herald website.

The BBC obviously don’t think it is newsworthy enough to broadcast on BBC Shortbread.

To Comply or not to Comply ?
If I was a betting man I’d say it’s odds-on Mr McGlennan has been well and truly gagged.

I’d like to be wrong.

The media silence in our wee country is deafening, shameful, corrupt and very very sad.

I know however that The Resolutioners will not let this just go away.

And one day Hampden will realise the only way to move on is to do the right thing.

To Comply or not to Comply ?
Lawman I am suggesting that you are given your own designated thread.

Whats not to like?


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On a wonderful day when an amazing Scottish cricket team vanquished (just) the auld enemy here is a heartfelt plea to our moderators. 
There are many posters who add value to this site and make it worth visiting. 
Lawman is not one of them. 
And never has been in his Oozletwit outpourings designed to lead us in self diminishing circles.
I propose we give him his own particular section the same way we gave to Jimbos music.

To Comply or not to Comply ?
Ian Maxwell’s first organised press call took place at Hampden yesterday morning as planned.

It was a relatively quiet affair and in some ways more of a justification of him as the chosen winning CEO candidate with a football rather than a business background.
He spoke and perhaps acknowledged (very softly) unspecified issues at his employers in his own words he said is “a leader with a unique understanding of football to help invigorate the organisation”.

The biggest thing I took from his appearance was his declared mission that Scottish football and therefore The SFA should “Inspire the Nation“.
He expanded about how football is at the fabric of much that happens across our country and that having sat on boards on both the SFA and SPFL that he wants to bring both closer.
No insights to us on real policy changes, nothing really new and no personal directionals apart from mentioning the existing Hampden debate decision maybe sometime in August.

I don’t think there were any fans or fan groups like the SFSA and no mentions of the alienation of stakeholders there so it was all a managed media event.
Very low key, no fireworks, no controversies and for sure no difficult questions or even intelligent ones from the invited journalists at the call.

Do I think he can be a leader who can “Make the Difference“?

I honestly don’t know.

I do know that in a crowded world you usually have to demolish something before building something better.

I also know that unless foundations are clean, clear and secure that all that happens is bigger future problems.

I do however wish Ian well for now.

We’ll all be watching how it unfolds and how he addresses both the opportunities and the cancers we all know about in our game today.

And without knowing what the criteria were for his appointment or who the kingmakers (i.e. the SFA power brokers) are I hope that he is more than a safe pair of hands placed by those self same SFA mandarins – the old power brokers with a mandate to preserve their individual and collective statuses.
People like Macrae the existing chairman and Petrie the aspirant waiting his time neither of whom wanted Regan to be sacked in the first place.

Interesting times at Hampden.

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