Monday, April 19, 2021

Here we go again

I think everyone on SFM knew that when the new club won its first trophy, whatever that trophy was, the old "same club" mantra would surface. Over the years, and since the nature of the debate is in the "santa exists" ballpark, we have largely discouraged discussion of it. On the "old club" side, that reluctance to debate is largely...

A Level Playing Field?

I must admit I am surprised that nothing has been done about the TRFC party guys. It is especially puzzling that other clubs who have had games cancelled and players suspended as a consequence of breaches haven't pointed out the apparent lack of consistency. In August of last year, following a non-socially-distanced night out after an Aberdeen v Rangers game,...

We Got it Wrong

After nearly two months experience of our new shiny Forum platform, it has significantly failed to impress users at SFM who have - almost from day one - hankered for a return home to the familiar blog format. Of course we wanted to give the new format as much time as possible to bed in, and to give our members...

Moving On Time?

Football is indeed a funny old game. In a year of pandemic misery our national sport has lifted the spirits of a tired and cynical nation. Dominic Cummings is leaving number 10, the Brexit deal hasn’t been done, lockdown is on the horizon in the West of Scotland, etc. BUT all we want to do is talk about and relive our...

Fergus McCann v David Murray

How Celtic Turned the Tables on their Glasgow Rivals by Stephen O Donnell: A Review by Auldheid. Stephen’s previous publication, Tangled Up In Blue provided a detailed history of the rise and fall of Glasgow Rangers FC PLC from 1872 until their demise in 2012. Clearly a lot of research had been done to cover the period in such detail and...

The Last Thing Scottish Football Needs Right Now ..

.. is More Secrecy We all now know Lord Clark’s judgement on Friday has kicked off an arbitration process to solve the case raised by Hearts, Partick and their sleeping partner, Stranraer. He seemingly had no option and did this because it is the “pre-decided” SFA procedure for football disputes. Accordingly three qualified persons will be chosen from an existing SFA list...

Sweet Little Lies

Tell me all your sweet, sweet little lies All about the dark places you hide Tell me all your problems, make them mine Tell me all your sweet, sweet little lies The stridency of Scottish journalist/pundits, particularly coming from those on the BBC Sportsound platform from where they cry out for an investigation into what took place behind the scenes before and after...

Les Says It is Time to Ask The Audience?

Saying the last couple of weeks has been colourful for Scottish Football would be an understatement. We are now in a position where we have a Taskforce co-chaired by the heads of two clubs to look at what needs to be done in the Covid 19 landscape right now and into whatever future unfolds. Representatives of the clubs first convened last...

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