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

    As mentioned earlier, the fans are led to believe that the SFA is, in effect, the senior clubs themselves.


    So, in the current climate of mistrust and / or derision of the Category 1 refs…

    If I was the CEO of an SPL club I would be instructing, (I.e. not asking), the SFA CEO to arrange a presentation for all the clubs' CEO's.


    This would be a presentation given by Ms. Hala Ousta who is the Diversity & Social Inclusion manager at Hampden.

    I would expect her to provide anonymised data on every diversity aspect of the Scottish Refereeing structure: from the Referees Panel, to Category 1 refs, and right down to entry level referees.

    The driver for this presentation would be to address the perception of a risk of groupthink amongst the Referees' ranks, and who could also be perceived as being resistant to change, and improvement.


    Any aspersions regarding the backgrounds of referees could be objectively and professionally discussed in an open, transparent manner with the assistance of the Diversity & Social Inclusion Manager: it's her job.

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    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…"


    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


    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!


    Recent Comments by StevieBC

    Accountability via Transparency.
    Well, we all saw that 'Armageddon' and 'social unrest' didn't happen when Rangers died in 2012.

    'Numerous clubs' didn't die either because of the loss of the blue pound.

    Football carried on in Scotland.

    Arguably, it became a much better place in the SPL.


    A lack of crowd trouble, a lack of dodgy singing, a lack of on field violence, much reduced nonsense in the SMSM, more clubs winning trophies, and much, much less controversy involving referees.


    I preferred the SPL without a deviant Ibrox club.


    I just hope that when TRFC is teetering on the financial edge, everyone – including the diddies at Hampden – remembers that Scottish football is not all about one club. It's been proven.

    And, knowing what we know now, TRFC will not receive the favours as easily as Rangers did either.

    Accountability via Transparency.
    I saw the photie of Clarke – in time honoured fashion – holding up the top of his new team for the cameras… but with his name printed on the front of the jersey?


    And absolutely!

    Clarke will be touchline for the Cyprus game.

    He was 'improperly' banned as he is now national team manager.  New SFA disciplinary rules apply now to Clarke.


    …just as soon as the Hampden diddies make them up…  smiley

    Accountability via Transparency.
    Feel a bit flat at Clarke's decision to join the SFA.


    However, fingers crossed he's also a Trojan Horse, and will become the 'SFA CEO & President' in due course – to shake the blazers out of their permanent slumber… indecision


    Good luck Steve Clarke.



    Accountability via Transparency.
    According to the SMSM the SFA has put all its eggs in the one basket, I.e. Steve Clarke.

    It has been curious the last week or so that players, pundits have been quoted as saying how good he would be for Scotland.

    But, of course, nothing from Clarke himself.


    Clarke might have very good personal / family reasons for taking the Scotland job now – and the SFA would be extremely lucky.


    But, on purely managerial abilities, he's got far too much potential at club level.  If he's 'ruthlessly ambitious' like another SPL manager who left Scotland recently, Clarke would only be using the SFA as leverage for a better deal elsewhere.

    …or am I being too cynical…?

    Accountability via Transparency.
    Well, since it's the last league game for top 6 SPL teams…


    After a week of ridiculous, over the top 'celebrations' by assorted TRFC players / pundits – and with complementary, fawning support from a compliant SMSM – for merely 'winning 3 points’…


    How will they all react IF Killie gives Steve Clarke a tremendous send off with a home win today – and secure their highest league position for several decades?