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

    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.


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    We’re Gonny Need Another Baw.
    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.
    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.
    Cluster One 25th May 2019 at 10:13

    '…From Phil’s latest…'


    In the interests of strictest accuracy, I have to make this observation:

    A look at Companies House records shows that: 

    28.07.14  Rangers FC Development Fund Ltd adopted new Articles of Association 

    "Article 2 –Objects of the Company

    2.1     the Company's objects are 

    a) to carry on business to promote a good cause namely the objects and activities of the Youth football programme….. etc etc

    b) any other trade or business which may seem to the company and its directors to be advantageous and to directly or indirectly enhance all or any of the business of the company.

    2.2 Notwithstanding Article 2.1 the Company's objects are unrestricted"

    These Articles appear to allow the (now) Rangers FC Youth Development Company Ltd to do what they like with the money they get via Rangers Pools Ltd! 

    The following might be of some interest.

    31.07.14   Accounts show  Net liabilities   £59,413

                                               Reserves: Deficit  on current a/c £59,413

    Auditor's report says "  ..the company's subsidiary undertaking, Rangers Lotteries Ltd …….has also confirmed to the Company that it will provide such financial support as is required …The company's financial statements therefore continue to be presented on the basis of a going concern.."

    09.07.15  The name of the Company was changed to Rangers Football Club Youth Development Company Ltd.

    31.7.15  Accounts show  Balance Sheet net liabilities  £18,923  

                                                                     Reserves deficit £18,923

    31.07.16  Accounts show: Donations received …………………….       £208,140

                                               Surplus before disbursements ………….      £199,865

                                               Disbursement to The Rangers FC Ltd…..      £161,908

                                               Surplus for financial year          …………    £37,897

    31.07.17  Accounts show   surplus £195,740

                                              disbursement to TRFC Ltd      £180,000

    31.07.18   Accounts show   surplus                                      £321,260

                                               disbursement to TRFC Ltd        £321,260

    It would seem that the money brought in to the Youth Development club goes straight into the common purse and is not in any way ring-fenced  for 'youth development'.

    An 'emotional' appeal to help  'Youth Development' possibly works better than admitting that the club hasn't all the brass it needs to fix the roof and meet all its other commitments.

    Accountability via Transparency.
    I see from this link


    that Derek Mackay was happy in 2017 to declare he had received 'hospitality' of £2400 paid for by Macklin Enterprise Partnerships Ltd [ an equity investment company] at the 'the remarks by Barak H Obama ' event organised by the [Tom] Hunter Foundation [a charity] 

    It's queer that he has  not declared the hospitality provided in France by folk connected with the sports cheat whose reckless hubris was the real cause of the death of Rangers of 1872, folk who are deeply into a huge development project in west Edinburgh.

    That may be down to the fact that lamb, succulent or otherwise, was not on the menu, and so the whole event was forgettable.

    It would not ever be because of fear that any ministerial decision he might make about how our money is spent might be thought of as having been in consequence of his having been royally wined and dined by those who were looking for our money, or planning consent and such like.

    Wash out your filthy minds, ye who read this!

    But it might be useful if Mackay would now register the fact that he had enjoyed ( no matter that lamb was not on the menu) the hospitality of persons associated with SDM.

    Just to reassure folk .

    Accountability via Transparency.
    easyJambo 24th May 2019 at 23:28

    '..From the CoS User Guide



    Good man yourself, eJ.

    I thought it would be something like that, since only one lawyer was named. 

    I had no previous note of Charles getting into the damages claim area, and couldn't rely on memory!


    Accountability via Transparency.
    Some Charles Green business today, it seems.



     Friday 24th May

    A54/19 Mr Charles Alexander Green AG (1) The Chief Constable of Police Scotland and others.

    Jones Whyte Law


    No indication of the nature of the business, but it looks as though it was a routine kind of thing, perhaps not requiring counsel's presence, or submissions, or whatever.

    I must really find out what these various entries in the 'rolls' mean!






    Accountability via Transparency.
    RMcGeddawn 24th May 2019 at 13:56 

    '…Again this will be described as the cost of  good night out.'


    How many people must have signed that  'x-Way agreement'? 

    The worlds of 'big biz' and politics have nothing to learn from little piddly sports governance bodies when it comes to keeping certain things undisclosed.