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

    A reason for the lack of activity on the site comments, IMHO, is that there is a lack of content.

    The last published article was the 7th of August. More articles means more hits and more engagement and more importantly, a higher profile. The website design is poor to say the least. Even the comments section is badly formatted. Comments are not nested for instance.

    The twitter site is very political (which I enjoy) but the Facebook site appears to have died.

    I am pretty sure that there are a rake of budding authors out there who would be glad to have an article published. At the very least, two per week is needed!

    It does not cost £1,500 to run a wordpress.com website per year. It costs £20 per month for a business plan which gives access to good templates and a vast range of plugins. It doesn't take a whole lot of time to design a visually appealing website with engaging content. 

    We all know the importance of the message regarding sporting integrity. But without other content to engage Scottish football fans, this message will never get across. 

    Where are the League tables? Where are the links to match reports, fan websites, relevant news stories, the SFA financials, the SPFL website? Just for a start. I could go on. And on.

    If you build it, they will come. As Confucius said.

    finnmccool Also Commented

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

    Like a sad B, I counted the empty seats in the 'closed' section from a photo of the area.

    Less than 800.


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

    Seriously? £300k?

    I didn't know that figure but now my flabber is extremely gasted.

    £300k for a company which turns over £36 million?

    He was the GM of Partick Thistle. And that qualifies him to run the SFA? On a salary probably 10 times what he was earning at PT?

    Is his real name Major Major Major?


    Tangled Up In Blue by Stephen O’Donnell (Book Review)
    Who is this guy, Maxwell that everyone keeps mentioning?


    Recent Comments by finnmccool

    Bad Money?
    If the 'soft' loans given to TRIFC were converted to shares does this mean that any inter-company loans, if indeed they were classed as such, to TRFC would then be cancelled?

    Has NOAL converted loans to shares?

    If TRFC goes into administration, can creditors not pursue TRIFC for moneys owed?

    I have tried to get my head around this omnishambles of a business for years and still can't figure it out.

    It seems to me that there are 2 assets:

    1  Season ticket revenues

    2  Ibrox

    As things stand, I think asset No 2 has more future value than asset No 1.

    Bad Money?
    Hi to John Clark. Regarding your post this morning on the ethereal, metaphysical thingy.

    I have found this site: http://unicornrangers.org/

    I am sure this organisation could help the legal profession communicate with the dead thingy.

    Accountability via Transparency.

    Go to the URL heading where it says:


    Change it to:


    You can see previous posts.

    One, er, Two Rules to Rule Them All
    Bogs Dollox

    Perhaps I didn't make myself clear.

    This should help:

    Ironic humour: How to lose people and alienate cats


    Of course, when you have to explain it, it's not a joke anymore.

    One, er, Two Rules to Rule Them All
    Bogs Dollox

    In this case, I would agree with you if you were right. enlightened

    I really don't care what Brown did or did not do. 

    I really don't care if it was Brown, Green or Black. The FACT is that a player was physically attacked on 3 separate occasions. At his work!

    We have all discussed strict liability in the last few weeks and the danger of a player being injured by a ned running onto the park. In this instance the neds were actually playing on the park.

    That is the story that is being swept under the carpet. That is the point you are missing.

    It's the same old 'he brought it on himself' nonsense I've heard before. How dare Brown put his face into my elbow when I'm swinging it.

    You eloquently explained the reasons for the indiscipline of the sevco players. That is the problem that the SFA created when they failed to censure Gerrard over his referee comments and rescinded Morelos's red card. It was a slap in the face to every other SPFL manager and player.

    Anyway. Post or don't post. It's up to you. I won't goad you into it in case I get a smack in the face broken heart