Comment on We’re Gonny Need Another Baw. by Jingso.Jimsie.

    Re my post at 1608:


    My reference to the SFA's JP should refer to Section 13, not 14.


    You'll have to forgive me; I'm triskaidekaphobic frown

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    'Haudthebus 24th February 2019 at 10:59



    This article on Etims, by Derek Crowther an ex Ref, is quite revealing.'


    I have no formal contact with Scottish football, referees etc., but that article confirms exactly what I thought is the current situation/process/reality. Sad, isn't it? 

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    Re Ian Maxwell's statement that there are '22 FIFA officials' in Scotland: there are actually 23 such officials listed on the FIFA website. Who knew Scotland had a FIFA-rated Futsal referee? I didn't!


    His statement is also slightly disingenuous in that of his 22 (presumably-proper) fitba' officials, 5 are female (1 referee & 4 assistant referees) & not usually tasked with male professional games. In fact, not one of the 5 (22.7% of the FIFA contingent) has an SPFL appointment in the coming week.


    NB. John Beaton has 2 Premiership games in 6 days. Somebody's keeping him sweet…

    I also note that Bachmann’s red card has been rescinded. I await Kamara being cited, but won’t hold my breath.

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    'StevieBC 22nd February 2019 at 14:12


    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"


    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    However, if a red card is rescinded is there AUTOMATIC demotion or action against the ref?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.)'



    Firstly, if Bachmann's red card is rescinded, then Kamara must be guilty of simulation as per the SFA's JP Section 14.


    Secondly, you'll never know if a referee is suspended or demoted. Confidentiality, don'tcha kenmailsurprise 

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    'incredibleadamspark 22nd May 2019 at 19:09


    Surely Clarke’s touchline ban would only be applicable to club football/competitions run by the SFA? I think players can represent their countries whilst serving a ban at club level so wouldn’t that be the same for managers/coaches?'



    After boring myself half to death scouring the SFA Handbook & JPP, it appears that bans such as Clarke's required to be served in matches sanctioned by the SFA and other national football associations which are co-signatories to some (unspecified, as far as I read) disciplinary agreement.


    UEFA & FIFA aren't, of course, national football associations: therefore such bans aren't enforceable/enforced in games sanctioned by those bodies.    

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    Lugosi @ 1104hrs:


    Clarke was in the stand on Sunday 19.05.19 & presumably that was the first match of his two-match ban. The second should, of course, be the Scotland v. Cyprus game on 08.06.19.


    This is ripe for an SFA fudge along the lines that the ban only applies to club matches or some such nonsense…

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    Seen over on James Forrest's blog:




    FAW statement:



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    Re Steve Clarke:


    He's got his 'enemy' to give him a part-time (by football management standards) job on full-time money & they've agreed to let him work from home. 


    Genius or desperation from Maxwell? I'll wait & see…

    Accountability via Transparency.


    In the past few weeks we've seen… 


    1. A referee who makes an error in the application of the Laws, thus denying a team a chance to press for an equaliser, much discussed in the MSM & on social media. His next appointment?  A high-profile, televised fixture.

    2. A referee who fails to send off a player for violent conduct. Again much-discussed in various media & at the SFA. The referee's next appointment? A high-profile, televised fixture where he makes a contentious (actually a wrong) decision that changes the course of the game.


    When Mr. Fleming appoints (or rubber-stamps the appointments of) referees, is he, in any way, aware of referees' last performances? Does he actually care anymore?


    I hope I'm wrong, but I suspect that Mr. Collum will have his hands full at Rugby Park tomorrow, as will Mr. Thomson at Celtic Park.