The off field clash of our times
Well there’s no sport on but there’s one hell of a scrap going down we can all sit back and watch. It’s clear to see the outcome will affect us in some way or other so it’s best to keep a close eye on this one. Stay tuned though because the drama is coming thick and fast in this civil war.
Threats against directors, threats by directors, multiple cease and desist orders, lost votes, changed votes, emergency meetings, threats of lawsuits, , , and this week will bring more, much more. In fact this week has the potential to define the next phase of the game altogether for supporters, clubs, and players.
This scrap is momentous.
The list of shame above will let you know our club isn’t involved as those actions are most unCeltic-like, but with Caley weighing in now, plus Budge threatening legals when they go down it’s became a multi club affair, with numerous allegations and names dragged into this.
The reputational damage is huge, which ‘helps’ keep the value of the league and clubs low. It won’t help in persuading future signings or getting good souls to take up non playing positions. No news is good news as far as the national sport goes but can you recall a nice peaceful, progressive phase for the game in recent memory?
No news is a thing of the past, at some stage that’s gotta stop.
Why not now while there’s no other distractions?
If the matter was the usual incompetency I’m sure it could be brotherly resolved but as has been admitted a line has been crossed.
It took the ruling bodies themselves to be threatened but at least it’s crossed, no going back now. Great and about time.
I’m sure we all expect this resolution to not get the votes on Tuesday, and its at that stage the Spiffle simply must act for the good of the game. For threatening that crossed the line is the charge of bringing the game into disrepute enough?
Most leagues would look at points or bans for the folk involved.
There will be much kicking and screaming but the Hampdump mob must stand tough and tall on this one if the game is to take the path towards normalcy.
If it does ends up being fines dished out things get very sensitive as could there a worse time to be asked for vital funds? But what else to do? Would large fines tip some over the edge this potentially leaving clubs fates in Hampden hands?
I assume they would be filed under football debts so must be paid, however the big trouble there is should a certain club tip over the edge again, that’s another brick in the already huge wall that any potential new owner/operators must face.
In the current climate who would want a loss making business with baggage galore that needs a serious injection of funds?
And that business cannot offer it’s primary product that sustains it on top of that for the foreseeable future!
And then what will Sky say as the contract is said to stipulate 4 Old Firm games a year?
That money which clubs will see as essential is threatened right now, bringing the whole game to the precipice.
There’s dilemmas and twists no matter where you look.
The game stands on a knife edge here.
The rabbit hole might go deep, but justice MUST be served. Strap yerselves in.
The above is by Mahe. If you fancy flinging us something for the front page it would be gratefully published and debated.