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    Comment on Tangled Up In Blue by Stephen O’Donnell (Book Review) by StevieBC.

    Petrie

    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.

    StevieBC Also Commented

    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?

    Nothing.

    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? "

    wink


    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.

    Ever.

     

    You have to laugh… angel

     

     


    Recent Comments by StevieBC

    Celtic’s Questions to Answer
    It's hard to believe that RIFC would be a delinquent tax payer, but who knows?

    As we saw with Craig Whyte, desperate times can result in desperate measures.

     

    I'm thinking that yes, there could be a significant overdue payment – but payable to any one of a myriad of exasperated suppliers.

    Mibbees a supplier had/has threatened to apply for a Winding Up Petition because RIFC is so overdue with its vendor payments?


    Celtic’s Questions to Answer
    TT, you've omitted the devil incarnate: Hilary Clinton.

    Must be close for top spot?

     

    Andrew should get on the blower to our very own PR guru Traynor.  Well, nobody in the SMSM has ever been allowed to discuss King's dodgy past – including his 42 criminal convictions.  


    Celtic’s Questions to Answer
    Actually, if you read the above DR Rod Petrie article in full…

     

    you will quickly surmise that the guy is delusional.

    Not exaggerating: delusional.

     

    Read it for yourself.


    Celtic’s Questions to Answer
    Headline from the DR;

    "Rod Petrie promises to address the Hampden bugbear that annoys every supporter

    …"

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    Why is the SFA President – Rod Petrie – speaking to the media?

     

    Surely this operational matter should be publicly addressed by the £300K p.a. CEO – Ian Maxwell?


    Celtic’s Questions to Answer
    I just want to know what The Times Scotland was promised, [or threatened with?], for carrying the HMRC nonsense story?

    The Editor must have guessed that there would be huge interest in the story.

    And if only to cover his @rse he would have his in-house business experts validate Traynor's PR p!sh… you would think?

    I suppose in the past, an Editor would have immediately fallen on his sword for bringing his paper – and all of his colleagues – into disrepute?