The Ostrich Society
Its been a bad few months for fitbaw north of the border in the broader sense.
You would hardly know it though.
The corrupt blazers will hide behind their Old Firm final as a sign things are rolling along just fine.
When casting a look at others not very far away at all going through their own issues, one wonders do the old blazers of the Sfa feel any sense of shame over how affairs are so openly played out elsewhere with not a hint of a move on mentality on display.
They have the media in their back pocket which is really worth its weight in gold as many have found out. Hopefully worth an eternity in hell for those that sell their soul to Jabba and his ilk also.
But have a look at what happens when you only have an impartial media and governing body to act as judge and jury in any cases of regulation breach elsewhere.
The media are incessant to get to the bottom, perhaps as they see a better job after any scoop.
Perhaps they see it as their journalistic duty, to be more than just PR mouthpieces which is what the rags up north have become as they cant abandon their last major demographic,, the supporter of the team in light blue that plays out of Ibrox currently.
This actual reporting reaps benefits for the average fan, piling pressure on governing bodies to act. Or at least it would if it existed!
First the rugby scandal which touched on out of contract payments also so wasn’t a million miles away from what we had to deal with.
Exeter chairman Tony Rowe said he felt especially aggrieved having seen his club lose to Saracens in the Premiership final in the past two seasons.
“They should be automatically relegated,” he told The Times.
“I shall be lobbying to change it. In America, if you are in professional sport and you are found guilty of breaking the salary cap, you are chucked out.
“No messing. There is no room in professional sport for cheats.”
We had one,, yes one ,single person in Turnbull Hutton ( RIP) who echoed the above sentiments and his club was threatened by the mob for it. They were all up in arms in rugby over this. I think the fact its a different sport has many breathing a sigh of relief that it shouldn’t be that hard to bat away, for most.
The casual observer can see the wheels of justice turning efficiently and publicly, with chairmen demanding to see contracts as evidence not word of mouth.
There is no room in professional sport for cheats is the type of guy that I would dream of taking over footie up north. Sounds a Godsend actually,,can we poach him?
Then the Refs. The poor guys aren’t going to be getting their European gigs anymore and Im sure old bigot Hugh is upset he cant swing ( the lead ) this favour for his crew.
They aren’t up to date on Var and they haven’t got a team of 6 that work the Var system together which will rule them out of bigger games on the continent.
“ Richmond, who was on the Fifa list of international referees, feels Scotland is becoming a backwater because it is lagging so far behind the rest of Europe.”
And this from the Times which has slipped recently but is still well read and regarded. Ooch. Soo very true though,,painfully so.
The Jam Tarts going without a manager for over a month shows a shocking lack of foresight and planning considering the man in the hot seat was never likely to last long. And then the appointment itself,,why do I see this ending in tears? He plays a high tempo pressing game yet has a core of veterans who would collapse at the thought, never mind stink the joint out undermining him. And at 45 and foreign its unlikely he has the smarts to outsmart the clique and its as you were. Maybe thats the plan but if this goes pear shaped she really needs to take a look at letting someone else plot the course. My own opinion that they need to let Levein go to move on is not shared in the boardroom I read to my dismay.
Aberdeen you would have thought would be rubbing their hands together at a free run at the third spot this season but they cant even manage that.
They are inconsistent also.
Double Agms took place, both a parody of each other.
One seen a man forced out by the Cold Shoulder being applauded and the statue request/squirrel was thrown out there for good measure. That media mentioned above done a hell of job for him. I cant proclaim to be any financial genius but if your company needs 10 million to survive the season and yet you are applauded out of the room, maybe sell your secret Dave?
Oh I get it , bare a nipple yadda yadda.
Our own Agm seen the floors wishes swatted away by the top table, shamefully so for a club which in its very constitution claims to be a team of the people.
The board bank on the hunt for 10 IAR to be sufficient to keep the season tickets selling well and they have been proven correct in that assumption . It remains to be seen just how this relationship will end.
A changing of the guard would be seen as natural after this hunt for the ten.
The FAI scandal must be the causing the most blushes from the bent SFA. There are calls for a clear business plan to be put to the public which must horrify the dinosaurs at Hampden.
“The FAI needs to come up with a business plan, they need to put it in the public domain and show they can achieve solvency. What is the timing of this plan? It should have the approval of the new independent chair and directors. It needs Government intervention.”
Its estimated this may set the sport back ten years in the Old Country, where its not even the main sport anyway.
The GAA is clearly the biggest winner here.
But the straight forward turf em all out attitude from a close neighbour must be embarrassing.
The Old Firm Cup Final was all set to be the big debt dump final as I said last week cementing them as back ffs.
It didn’t go according to most of the nations plans, and he was offside is still being YELLED everywhere that wanted a Stevie win.
Whats funny is I recall their caretaker manager being unable to beat a ten man Celtic ,, and being subject to useless c#@t and eff off by the suits over there furious he couldn’t take advantage of the helping hand.
No way Stevie gets the same. He still looks strong.
Bullies pick on the weak.
The very popular Football Ramble podcast tore el buffalo to bits and its worth a listen if you have spare time.
Of course Tims are basking in on the field glory right now and especially the unexpected ( making it more delicious ) topping of the Uefa cup group.
The quality of teams remaining in that competition make lifting that title a daydream without a good number two striker.
All the above shows to me is that we dont have a well run set up at all.
Even in this day and age it just cant get its act together, the league itself stands still,,unable to enforce Ffp on them, bullied on the fit and proper.
Its still a backwater.
While others around strive to update and progress, we see power hungry blazer clingers and a game that is not progressing.
We do all need to move on, just not in the way they think.
The above is by Mahe.
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