SFA and SPFL to ask the government for a bail out

Remo-town

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Personally would like to see Scottish football burn to the ground.
Those that are left can rise from the ashes and build a better football federation and develop a forward thinking and progressive organisation.

I think the SPL and SFA going bust/having no membership could be a silver lining in this pandemic.

We need dramatic changes which the current cronies have no interest in.

Our football is a joke, we allow hammer throwers to triumph over skill via poor officiating and perception of the rules.

A new league, no plastic pitches and kids being taught technique rather than blood and guts football sounds like Nirvana to me
Sounds drastic, but you're correct. It seems we need something to really start from the bottom again.

Look at all the countries who have started to take football seriously in say, the last 30 years.

Japan for example. They learned the game the correct way and are away ahead of us technically. I've seen a couple of games from china, and they may not be at a great level yet, but they're playing the game the correct way, while we still live in a world of stick one on him, take him out. More suited to a boxing ring.
 

BSPECIAL

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Should be told to sell any assets to keep afloat as aberdeen have done by selling their prize donkey.
sfa/spfl could cut jobs as they have so many useless clowns and rhats with 2 jobs doing nothing for big wages. These people don't deserve help because of the way the treat fellow clubs when help is required.
 

Paulski54

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The SFA and SPFL combo will get %^*& all from the government. Simple as that. Same as the English leagues, they will get nothing also. If they can spend £30-£50m + on players plus the obscene wages, then they can afford to pay the minions on the staff.
same with the tin pot clubs here, apart from us and the bheasts, the rest are just fodder, to make up the numbers.
Let it burn to the ground.

watch the apologists come out, one by one to defend the indefensible when it comes to this tin pot set up.
 

The Dude

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The SFA and SPFL combo will get %^*& all from the government. Simple as that. Same as the English leagues, they will get nothing also. If they can spend £30-£50m + on players plus the obscene wages, then they can afford to pay the minions on the staff.
same with the tin pot clubs here, apart from us and the bheasts, the rest are just fodder, to make up the numbers.
Let it burn to the ground.

watch the apologists come out, one by one to defend the indefensible when it comes to this tin pot set up.

Doesn't exactly bode well for us then and a surefire way to doom us to utter irrelevance. But y'know %^*& alloa
 

android

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In normal times having such strong attendance figures per head of population is a real strength of the game in Scotland.

However, in these times it is our Achilles Heel and ironically has the potential to kill a number of clubs.

As long as it’s not our club that goes under I couldn’t give a toss. I wouldn’t miss any of them!
 

jdm1873

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Come the end of October, furlough stops and the Scottish/UK government will have to come up with an alternative. They cannot afford to help football teams as well.

Unfortunately we will see some teams go to the wall which is a shame but economically helping these smaller teams is not sustainable.
 

rayrangers

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There is no way taxpayers money should be used to bail football out. Where would it stop? Horse racing and other sports are struggling also so would also need bailing out, sport with professional sportsmen should be self sustainable, end of chat
 

Paulski54

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Doesn't exactly bode well for us then and a surefire way to doom us to utter irrelevance. But y'know %^*& alloa
It’s not about %^*& alloa, although I do understand what your saying.
At the end of the day, these little tinpot shits weren’t shouting about being skint when we were lining the pockets of their owners for years, and even more so in the lower divisions, and when we required support when we and every other sane minded person could see the title was being stitched up for the tarriers, no one was interested.

I couldn’t care less about these clubs, genuinely couldn’t. If we had to play our reserves 25 times a season to get by, so be it.

or what would you prefer? Let’s all be nice to each other snd stick together?

no thanks.
 

Chris01

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I see Ewan Murray on twitter claiming the old firm should help Scottish football as they have spent millions on players.

Sorry Ewan - you must have forgotten the year 2012?
 

The Dude

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It’s not about %^*& alloa, although I do understand what your saying.
At the end of the day, these little tinpot shits weren’t shouting about being skint when we were lining the pockets of their owners for years, and even more so in the lower divisions, and when we required support when we and every other sane minded person could see the title was being stitched up for the tarriers, no one was interested.

I couldn’t care less about these clubs, genuinely couldn’t. If we had to play our reserves 25 times a season to get by, so be it.

or what would you prefer? Let’s all be nice to each other snd stick together?

no thanks.

I'd rather we weren't slitting our own throats to get one back at said tinpot clubs.

We rolled over and got our belly tickled on the title stuff by agreeing that the season couldn't be ended.
 

Timardim

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Wonder if tarrier are behind this.....They lose their court cases , get fined then go to SFA/SPFL for bail out and as we know , they would fall over themselves to accomodate. Be very aware of dirty tricks f.c.and the cabal
 

Krissie

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Call the Vatican he has an in road there.
Come the end of October, furlough stops and the Scottish/UK government will have to come up with an alternative. They cannot afford to help football teams as well.

Unfortunately we will see some teams go to the wall which is a shame but economically helping these smaller teams is not sustainable.
So much going on just now but I think I'm right in saying I heard Scot Govt say they would like the furlough system to continue. Its the UK Treasury who pays it so they need to agree, but dont as they say its time for business to stand on their own two feet. Sink or swim.
 

GazzaG

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there's only one club in Scotland that's had it's media lapdogs happily call them 'cash rich', suddenly they've forgot this?
They've been spouting shite about how skint we are for a decade now.
We filled their grounds out through the divisions, yet given the chance a few months back to do the right thing, they instead took a throatful of tarrier cum.

On their own fùcking heads.
 

BlatterPatter

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If the spfl goes bust then do they have to start again at the bottom and work there way up through woman's football, sunday league, sat league, then junior fitbaw?
 

temperance

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In all seriousness the public should be up in arms if tax payers money was provided to groups such as the SFA/SPFL who have been seen to lack the competence to even hold a ballot successfully.
If my business was failing because of government instructions, I would be seeking assistance, and if the SPFL, with their inflated wage bill, got it before me, I would be livid.
 

Guerilla

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Creating more government dependents whennthey should be lobbying to get stadiums opened up. Creating massive financial pain for next to no reason.
 

Krissie

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Creating more government dependents whennthey should be lobbying to get stadiums opened up. Creating massive financial pain for next to no reason.
Its hardly next to no reason though is it. They are trying to stem the spread of a highly infectious disease.
 

bluestory

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Read online Hearts fans were given a pledge that if they got a ST, they’d get admission to 18 games (even if it meant it would roll into the next season)

Now it appears the club are backtracking - and you can understand why - however their fans aren’t as understanding on the matter

I suspect many Hearts fans, and fans of other clubs, will now be looking for a partial refund. The only 2 teams I think that will be ok are us/Celtic

Hearts fans pump in circa 150k per month on top of ST and merchandise and the club has the backing of benefactors going forward.

You can see why their fans are pissed off though. They are backing their club more than nearly every club in the country and still getting shafted.
 

RfcIbrox

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Because football means more to more people. Only my opinion but I think that is a fact. Probably happy to bail out bloody opera and ballet that is frequented by people with loads of money anyway. If football clubs fail it takes away some of a community's identity. Local golf club closes then the members move and play elsewhere.

We don’t have 42 opera and ballet companies begging for money though. Football will survive without a few clubs who mis-manage their affairs and the fact is these clubs are already hugely subsidised by the broader interest in Rangers and the mutants.
 

EH47

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Maybe it's time to take a close look at Doncaster's (and others of the SPFL/SFA gravy boat) obscene salary. A cull of the joint staff of both these failing organisations would be a good idea too.
Many a minor club would welcome the ridiculous wages paid to these clots being shared out amongst them.
 

BrooklynBlue

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In response to the request, the Government should highlight the lack of sponsorship, poor governance, failed television deals, a lack of preparation in the past 6 months and excessive executive salaries, among other things.

For a number of the smaller clubs, they should just close for the season.

Scottish football needs to reboot. This should be the opportunity to do so.
 

android

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You got pretty much the whole thing wrong. Not a surprise. Its a common thing on here. I post, someone screams Daily Record and then makes wrong (or downright bizarre) claims.

Educate me with the name of the broadsheet you wrote for :D

Don’t let me sully your name by associating you with the Daily Record. Tell me the publication you contributed to

The suspense is killing me ;)
 

The Dude

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I stopped reading at...

I believe they just make that bit up which leads me to give up on the next line.
Tbh, a lot of the time people will give quotes without wanting their name attached to it. Definitely doesn't indicate they've made it up. (Its yer man from Aberdeen i believe)
 

davstr

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Wonder if tarrier are behind this.....They lose their court cases , get fined then go to SFA/SPFL for bail out and as we know , they would fall over themselves to accomodate. Be very aware of dirty tricks f.c.and the cabal

This. It’s the raison d’être for the cabal doing anything. Helping the Taigs at every turn
 

Tailwind

Active Member
You have 2 leader of the game pocketing just of £800k for doing %^*& all. Zero chances of a government bailout happening.
Jeez, that’s nigh on criminal. Fuckers cant even get as much tv money as rugby league despite our vastly higher viewing figures.
 

The Dude

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Educate me with the name of the broadsheet you wrote for :D

Don’t let me sully your name by associating you with the Daily Record. Tell me the publication you contributed to

The suspense is killing me ;)

I've written for quite a few different outlets and magazines over the last seven years. I'm sure there's plenty on here who can fill you in on the details. More than a couple of posters with a keen interest in my employment history.
 
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