Abject failure of leadership


After they hatched their plan to blackmail Scottish Football League clubs into voting Newco into the First Division, Stewart Regan, Neil Doncaster and David Longmuir might have paused to wonder what reaction they would receive.

You better believe they didn’t anticipate the reaction today from Clyde and Raith Rovers.  Rovers chairman, Turnbull Hutton, told BBC Scotland’s Jim Spence, “If we are at the stage of bending rules and accommodating, threatening and blackmailing, we want to give it up.”

“Bending rules… threatening… blackmailing…we want to give it up”.

Hutton went on to suggest heads should roll at the SFL, SFA and SPL.  He’s the first from within the football establishment to call for sackings but he’ll not be the last.

An extensive statement by Clyde FC concluded, “The papers include a proposal to allow a Newco to enter the 1st Division. This is contrary to the rules of the SFL and nothing within the papers justifies this proposal.”

Regan, Doncaster and Longmuir will now be contemplating that their bully-boy tactics will fail. SLF clubs will vote against their recommendations and SPL clubs will not stop promotion from the lower leagues based on merit.  It looks like abject failure of leadership.

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  1. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice HAS prevailed on

    mattgallscot on 1 July, 2012 at 16:29 said:



    Stranger things have happened in the corridors of power at Hampden……..

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    If Spain press high , then they will pressure Pirlo. If Pirlo get space, he will use the full back (name??) the guy with dodgy hairstyle, he has been excellent all tournament. It`s al set up nicely, after a poor couple of games I hope that Spain get going early on.

  3. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice HAS prevailed on

    saltires en sevilla on 1 July, 2012 at 16:31 said:



    I take it you’re not a tipster …… LOL

  4. thomthethim CQN (genuine) Badge Wearer on




    My mate is in Tenerife.




    If you are near the Fiddler tonight,ask Gerry to point out Neil to you.



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  5. Lee McCulloch has said he has ‘Sympathy’ for those players who have left Rangers, –



    *but he hasn’t commented on those Rangers that have left the players*.

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    Hi all.



    Have Celtic said anything yet or even looked out the windae??