Comment on To Comply or not to Comply ? by NCLBhoy.

    Naismith was booked for a kick at Simunovic, not the bump.

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    Stevie G – The Real Deal?
    John Clark

    "My dream team would be: Lord Malcolm, Lord Drummond Young, and Lord Menzies"

    There's an idea for a new game – Fantasy Football Court Cases

    You get to choose 3 judges and 4 QC's. You get points if one of your judges is on the bench at a Football related court case; QC's get points for attendance with bonus points if they are on the winning 'team'.

    Stevie G – The Real Deal?
    The Rangers got some stick for releasing their financial results at 7:30 in the evening – what business does that?

    I bet they are now kicking themselves they didn't wait until full-time in the Hearts/Hibs match – they could have avoided any major headlines at all.

    Stevie G – The Real Deal?

    Surely Bo'ness played another team in the semi-final? Why haven't they been awarded the game 3-0 and proceeded to the final? What a shambles!


    Is it time for the Sin Bin?
    I like the idea of a sin-bin and I think it works well with other sports. 
    The main problem I have with it in football, and particularly Scottish football, is that the quality and consistency of the refereeing needs to be addressed before we bring in potentially game-changing rules/punishments.
    In the game I watched at the weekend, the referee got the game’s major decision correct (IMO) but the rest of his decision making was frankly bewildering. Two footed lunges not penalised at all, no yellow for kicking an opponent, a player booked for cleanly winning a header. 
    I am sure that fans of other teams have very similar examples from their own games over the weekend.
    What I would like to see introduced, before the sin-bin, is a successful implementation of VAR so that the referee at least has the best chance of making the correct decision.

    Is Regan a DIDDY?
    I was one of those who found (and still finds) Levein’s comments unacceptable. I don’t see how Rodgers’ comments fit in the same bracket.
    Levein has claimed other players need protection from an opposition player and then goes on to accuse him of deliberately getting booked. I think his attempt to draw additional referee attention to an opposition player (their most influential) is outrageous. I am not surprised to find the compliance officer conspicuous by his absence though.
    I may be wrong, but I read Rodgers’ comments as praising St Johnstone’s performances against both old firm teams and saying that if they played that way every week they would not find themselves in their current league position. 
    The BBC article states that Rodgers has accused the St Johnstone players of cheating their manager despite him not actually saying that at all. Very emotive language for a broadcaster afraid to call out actual cheating as cheating.