In the Service of Fools

Given the recent heightened focus on the refereeing standards in Scotland, I was asked to update a previous blog from 2010 that included suggestions for changing the way refereeing is managed in Scotland . Having had a look at original...

The Stella Dallas of Europe

Leaving aside for the moment the Shadenfreude-laden giggling as first Celtic, and then Rangers departed the Champions League this season, it is worthwhile taking time to think on the reality of Scotland's latter-day bit-part status in the game. There are...

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...

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...

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...

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...