Reports and Rookies
Just when you thought it couldnt get any worse in the domestic game we were given a report yesterday that confirmed to matchday going fans that there are serious concerns around safety at stadiums .
And not just mickey mouse stuff it seems.
“ The Scottish Police Federation (SPF) vice chairman David Hamilton said he “fully supported” the recommendations made in the review – adding the issues surrounding safety at grounds were “utterly devastating”.
Can you believe it ? Of course you can as you like myself follow the farce ,, please explain to me why over that pint though .
Devastating , Serious etc
And this is a report that was compiled by cops , that was commissioned by cops .
You dont need me to explain how that one works .
However the strength of the language involved suggests concerns .
‘ Serious ‘ concerns .
You all know I dont go to the games , and this feels a bit like preaching to the choir , but if ever you were sitting across from me over a pint I would be pulling out all the stops to make sure you dont go to away games , at least certain away games.
And ask you to spread the word its effing dangerous possibly deadly.
The report even contained the startling fact one ground wasnt even tested yet was given a safety cert !
Let me guess was it sealed with a dodgy handshake ?
Still employed and all no doubt . We misunderstanding between friends. Aye thats right.
Theres a list of sins in that report .
This is just another brick in wall as a few stoners said years ago.
The game is falling apart around us and here we have the fuzz themselves ,, in amazing language and terms for them , saying its not safe .
Im not surprised at all , but once again it does feel like everything is coming to a head here in the domestic game .
Whatever you may think of Dermot or Peter Im sure we all agree that if theres one place that will be stringently tested its our stadium ,,, its safe at home have no doubt. Thats not in question. Hopefully never will be.
The report suggest a number of changes including holding clubs responsible for the fans actions , a topic which has been raised in recent weeks and does note we are at an important point in Scottish football history , hopefully showing a non head in the sand attitude.
I will probably blog about strict liability soon so dont want to say too much but its a can of worms . However once again its just one issue after another as far as the footie up north is concerned. We should see a robust transparent system be initiated to test every ground and stadium come from this report if there actually are people that want to fix the mess .
Lets watch and see if they are serious and if it comes about.
Speaking of serious , Ole Ole’s win in Paris was just that , infact it was just stunning ,, even more so with 10 first teamers out.and it was a penalty for me . After the Ajax game the beautiful game has gave us all a hint to remember things are cyclical in nature , and maybe dont count your chickens etc . Today’s big team is tomorrow’s mid table scrappers. Or at least can be if it all goes wrong .
It was looking that way for United under a succession of bosses who couldnt cut it and it took the young ( still ) man to steady the ship and get them boys playing again . Im delighted for him ,, always heard he read the game well and studied from the bench .
One telling moment was on Tuesday I watched Solari ( our other rookie under the spotlight ) make sure his suit was straight , shirt tucked in etc , to make sure sure he cut an impressive figure on that touchline , for all the good it done him.
Next night OLe has a bib on over a tracksuit , couldnt care less , all about the team.
Might do well in the dugout that lad !
Pensmiths needed , apply within