Comment on We’re Gonny Need Another Baw. by John Clark.

    I don't know how long this vacancy ad has been on the SFA website. Has someone quit very recently, or is it a new post?

    "Referee Administration Manager

    Closing Date: Monday 4th March 2019


    Job Title         Referee Administration Manager

    Reporting to    Head of Referee Operations"



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    We’re Gonny Need Another Baw.
    StevieBC 23rd February 2019 at 13:51

    '..JC, go on, go on, go on… burn your bus pass and apply!..'



    You know, it's been a wheen o' years since I saw a job application form, so I might be wholly wrong in considering the SFA's application form wholly out-dated and possibly (at least unconsciously) potentially prejudicial to certain applicants.

    Have a look at it and see if you agree.

    I don't think I'd be too happy to complete such a form.


    We’re Gonny Need Another Baw.
    Finloch 22nd February 2019 at 08:45

    '….there is an unspoken nod and a wink realisation that the divide has been and is indeed still good for differentiation/polarisation and hence business at both of our two biggest clubs


    Not to mention being still good for the SMSM! – which, instead of hounding out all of the financial rogues who brought Rangers of 1872 to ruin ,and ripping apart the rottenness at the heart of Scottish Football governance made manifest first by the UEFA licence scam and then by 5-Way Agreement , bent and continues to bend every effort into propagating untruths and myths.




    We’re Gonny Need Another Baw.
    Cluster One 22nd February 2019 at 11:04

    '..nor will the Scottish FA countenance such a notion,” Maxwell said in a statement'


    If there was no discussion of the possibility of utilising the services of referees from outside Scotland, on whose authority does the  CEO speak when he makes such  a definitive statement which rules out  future discussion?

    What if there were to be another referees' strike, or other sudden circumstance which reduced the number of Scottish referees available at any given time?


    Recent Comments by John Clark

    Accountability via Transparency.
    sickofitall 23rd May 2019 at 21:12

    '..When is the verdict on the sports direct case v rangers due to be published..'


    The short answer is: whenever the judge delivers his opinion.

    Given that there was  hearing just yesterday, and assuming that that was the conclusion of submissions, the Judge is not likely to deliver his opinion for a while. It could be late next week, or in a couple of weeks or even longer.

    But of course, Parties will know before anything ever appears online, and it's likely that whichever Party wins, he will make sure his PR people let the media know asap!




    Accountability via Transparency.
    Jingso.Jimsie 23rd May 2019 at 10:41

    '..After boring myself half to death scouring the SFA Handbook & JPP,..'


    I was thrown a  bit by para 5.2 of Annex D [on page 140 of the protocol]  'A suspension imposed upon a member of Team Staff will apply to all football…'.[my bold]

    It took me a while to arrive at the same conclusion as you did, having had to read references and cross references back and forth.

    Clarke's suspension does NOT include international competitions, and there will be no need for the SFA to fall back on their default position: jiggery-pokery with 'rules'!


    Accountability via Transparency.
    So FIFA has realised that greed is not always able to be satisfied. Their media release dated yesterday (but I first heard a report of it this morning on BBC radio) drips of disappointment:

    "…Additionally, FIFA and Qatar have once again explored the feasibility of Qatar hosting a 48-team tournament by in particular lowering certain key FIFA requirements. A joint analysis, in this respect, concluded that due to the advanced stage of preparations and the need for a detailed assessment of the potential logistical impact on the host country, more time would be required and a decision could not be taken before the deadline of June. It was therefore decided not to further pursue this option.

    The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ will therefore remain as originally planned with 32 teams and no proposal will be submitted at the next FIFA Congress on 5 June."

    Or ,perhaps, fear of many more fatalities among immigrant 82p per-day workers labouring hard to get Quatar prepared even for the 32-country competition has outweighed greed ( and perhaps indicates some regret on the part of some members that Qatar was ever selected as a suitable venue at all)


    Accountability via Transparency.
    Ex Ludo 22nd May 2019 at 09:55

    '..Stevie Clarke being welcomed with open arms in today’s Herald..'


    Jist the wan photie? Huh! broken heart

    'The Scotsman' has  the photo of Clarke with Maxwell (what an odd handclasp!) on page 61,another photo of Clarke by himself  spread over pages 62 and 63, and another smaller photo of Clarke at the foot of page 63, and on the back page, centre, another photo of yer man. And lots of column inches of text to go with the photies!


    Accountability via Transparency.
    Talking about handshakes , having earlier in the year shaken the hand of the Prime Minister of Australia [ who, much to his own surprise it appears, won the recent election and is Prime Minister for another term]and the hand of the Lady Mayoress of Redlands Council, Queensland, I had the honour today of shaking the hand of the Provost of East Lothian.

    Mrs C and I took a wee run down to North Berwick as we sometimes do. As we sat in the sea-bird centre having an ice-cream, we noticed a guy down below with a gold chain round his neck, and a couple of Polis ,at the harbour. 

    On the way down to the harbour, this guy passed us, and I engaged him in conversation. The gold chain was the chain of office of the Provost. He gave me his card, shook hands, and explained that what was afoot was that the Duke of Buccleuch [aka the Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland ]was on a visit, and he had just seen him off on the wee boat trip to the Isle of May, to see the puffins' breeding ground.

    If I can add that while in the wee queue to buy the ice-cream, there was a woman from Auckland behind me, and a man from the Sunshine Coast ( where the hospital that sorted my dislocated shoulder is)

    It's these little serendipities that make life -even at my age- delightful; and make the sheer evil of what has been done in Scottish Football so damaging and distressing.

    Instead of adding to the spice and enjoyment of life by fostering and protecting honest sporting competition, honest sporting rivalry, our football governance people have done the very opposite. 

    Unlike the honest men (and/or women )of the FAW they abandoned principle.