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    Comment on We’re Gonny Need Another Baw. by StevieBC.

    From SFA website;

    "Notice of Claim | Daniel Bachmann, Kilmarnock FC Friday 22 February 2019 Player: Daniel Bachmann, Kilmarnock FC Match: Rangers FC v Kilmarnock FC on Wednesday 20 February 2019 Competition: The Scottish Cup Offence: A2 – Violent Conduct Claim: Wrongful Dismissal Fast Track Tribunal Hearing: Friday 22 February 2019"

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    Well, with the SFA CEO's recent, staunch defence of Scottish Refs, I'm guessing this ridiculous red card will be upheld?

     

    However, if a red card is rescinded is there AUTOMATIC demotion or action against the ref? (I don't know.)

     

    And as an aside, I had a few wee bets on the TRFC v Killie game.  I thought it would be a close game, but sending off a goalkeeper in only 25 minutes following a highly contentious off the ball incident changed the game completely.

    Whether a red was justified or not, I think everyone would agree that the ref's decision materially influenced the outcome of the game.

     

    My perspective is: why bet on games at all when the results are not solely dependent on the teams’ performances?

    [Agreed, betting is a mug’s game, but you have to have some vices…]

    StevieBC Also Commented

    We’re Gonny Need Another Baw.
    This will take some beating!

    From The Sun today, in an article where Jim Traynor is complaining about his interview aired last Tuesday on the BBC;

    "…Traynor claims he had presented examples of when the BBC had been “less than fair and even inaccurate when reporting on Rangers”, only for the broadcaster not to air his complaints…"

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    Truly breathtaking stuff.

    If anyone should have complaints about the less than accurate reporting of all things 'Rangers' by the BBC..

    it's the long suffering Internet Bampots.

     

    I always thought Traynor was just a thick, loud, bullying type.

    But the man is clearly delusional.

    [And right up his own @rse!]


    We’re Gonny Need Another Baw.
    JC, I'm guessing you're holding out for SFA President?

    [You probably know more about their own rules & regulations, or 'guidelines'.]

     

    I quickly scanned their 'Equal Opportunities' form, which looked fairly standard.  

    Also fairly standard is this extract from their form;

     

    "…equal opportunities monitoring form

    The Scottish FA is committed to ensuring that applicants and employees from all sections of the community are treated equally and not discriminated against on the grounds of… religion…"

     

    So for example, the SFA Diversity & Social Inclusion manager should have at her fingertips right now;

     

    The religious diversity,

    – of Category 1 referees

    – of all SFA staff

    etc.


    We’re Gonny Need Another Baw.
    JC, go on, go on, go on… burn your bus pass and apply!

     

    You can clearly show evidence of your Admin proficiency by showing all your letters of complaint to – erm – the SFA, SPFL, CAS, HMRC, BBC, etc…

     

    You could be a valuable infiltrator for the Internet Bampots!

    enlightened


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    Menace 22nd November 2019 at 19:36 

    Ref Milne standing down – Hallelujah!

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    Are you getting him mixed up with Ref Willie Miller?

    I'll get my whistle…


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    From The ET;

     

    "The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) are meeting next month to discuss possible sanctions against Russian athletes due to alleged inconsistencies in anti-doping data.

    The Scottish Sun [is] reporting that a potential punishment could include Russia being banned from the Olympics next year as well as missing out on Euro 2020, which could result in Scotland being entered into the competition in their place."

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    indecision


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    If I was one of the RIFC/TRFC suppliers STILL waiting to receive any long overdue payments from Ibrox…

     

    and if I then saw the worrying RIFC accounts released recently – which also showed a c.£10M balance for all the suppliers…

     

    and if I recently read that in January the whole TRFC squad is off to Dubai for an expensive jolly and some winter training…

     

    and if I then read in Phil's blog that the recent £2.1M fundraising at Ibrox was to pay 'urgent' legal bills – and not other, outstanding supplier payments…

     

    I wouldn't be happy – at all.

     

    And with December year end rapidly approaching for most RIFC/TRFC suppliers – it's traditionally a time when you put in an extra special effort to recover any overdue customer payments.

     

    We saw it with Rangers FC in 2011/12: IIRC, a small legal firm initiated court proceedings for about £30K owed to them?  Rangers settled out of court – but the story still became public.

     

    I think we could see stories like that appearing soon for RIFC/TRFC.

    Which would be nice.  no


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    UTH, a demonstration like that would be both tragic, and hilarious.

    And it might provide the Celtic fans with inspiration to produce a suitably appropriate banner too..  indecision


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    Ex Ludo, why would Gary McAllister think of leaving Ibrox when he is within – potentially – touching distance of a league title – nevermind a LC medal?  indecision

     

     

    As an aside – and not that I'm on a commission with RT, honest comrade – but I watched a very interesting programme on RT called 'Renegade' – probably still on YouTube.

    Anyway on the current episode, it's the host with an ex-UK MSM journalist who is now independent, and a current UK University professor in journalism.  Debate was about lack of trust in MSM, etc.

     

    Couple of SFM relevant points I picked up;

    The journalist openly admitted that in the MSM she routinely copied/pasted several press releases daily for a variety of reasons, with lack of time and resources being top reasons. 

    But it's the first time I've heard the term 'copy/paste' being openly quoted about UK journalism.

     

    The professor mentioned that UK MSM is "massively over represented" by a narrow demographic with a private school and Oxbridge background – and there is a propensity for groupthink.

     

    As we know, it's not just the footy journos letting us down in the MSM.