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Can we push SPL fan power one step further?

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Tomorrow’s Annual General Meeting of the Scottish Premier League is set to be the third great football meeting in the last two weeks.  The Prophet of Armageddon, chief executive Neil Doncaster, will face his shareholders and either have to declare he was being truthful when he told them, and Scottish Football League clubs, the SPL would be unable to fulfil their contractual obligations if Sevco were denied a place in the First Division, or that this was a cunning ruse designed to manipulate clubs and fans alike.

Doncaster was surely encouraged by some in the SPL to adopt his confrontational stance but support from SPL clubs was certainly not universal.  No representatives from Celtic participated in any meetings or conversations regarding the contents of the presentation made to SFL clubs, nor was the club informed or consulted on it.

Well done to the Aberdeen fans who kicked off the Sell-out Saturday initiative.  They hope to sell-out Pittodrie for their 11 August game and want to as many fans as possible to buy season tickets.  The idea has been picked up by clubs throughout the league.

I get the feeling that if supporters groups got together we could use this unique moment, when camaraderie among fans coincided with unparalleled fan power over the clubs, to define a framework for the game we wanted, not something a dreamt up by a Norfolk MBA.

Even if we couldn’t get every fan group pulling in the same direction, a few productive bilateral relationships is all it takes to establish an powerful pressure group.

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  1. ”Well done to the Aberdeen fans who kicked off the Sell-out Saturday initiative. They hope to sell out Pittodrie for their 11 August game and want to as many fans as possible to buy season tickets.”

     

     

     

    Would they not be better to wait and see how this pans out?

  2. thomthethim CQN (genuine) Badge Wearer on

    What he said before he claimed a gerrymanderred 1st. Pod spot!

  3. Tim Malone Will Tell on

    Son of Warsaw (last thread)

     

     

    “Grapes of Raith” conjures up images of Turnbull Hutton with a dose of piles?

  4. Steinreignedsupreme on

    Paul 67 –

     

     

    The best example of fan power is in Germany – one of the most successful football nations on the planet.

     

     

    There are full houses every week in the Budesliga and the game’s administrators pay heed to the most important people in football – rather than treating them with the contempt their Scottish counterparts and the media in Scotland do.

  5. Found this nugget while spying on Facebook (office bhuns)…

     

     

    Number of UEFA Elite Stadiums in the SPL – 0

     

    Number of UEFA Elite Stadiums in the 3rd division – 2

     

     

     

    Priceless! :-D

  6. Steinreignedsupreme on

    ernie lynch on 15 July, 2012 at 14:15:

     

     

    “I’m claiming 1st spot for having bothered to read the article before posting.”

     

     

    You can have it. These things mean nothing to me…

  7. Tim Malone Will Tell on

    Paul67

     

     

    Sounds like there could be a serious schism opening up within the SPL?

     

     

    A house divided and all that…

     

     

    Surely someone is going to bring Doncaster to account – and what happens then?

  8. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    I see big Jon Daly scored a nice wee hat trick yesterday. Is that him top scorer now? Just say like!! <:o))

  9. Steinreignedsupreme on

    stevietar on 15 July, 2012 at 14:20:

     

     

    Number of teams to have never played a friendly or competitive match in their history in the SPL – 0

     

    Number of teams to have never played a friendly or competitive match in their history in the 3rd division – 1

  10. theglasgowcelticway on

    The prospect of every teams fans coming together in the cause of right,”amen to that!”

  11. The bould bhoys..... Tá ár lá anois on

    Paul 67

     

    Another fine article. I cannot believe though, that he and Regan are not following instruction. Doncaster has been caught contradicting himself.

     

     

    Well done indeed to the Aberdeen fans. A New Era awaits. Time to get organised.

  12. Paul67

     

    I think the time is right to identify and advertise to the wider Scottish football community (fans) the names of prospective candidates to replace the failed structures which are attempting to now kill the game in Scotland. Their only defence now is to try and foist upon us the financial Armageddon “told you so” scenario which will prove them right and consign us to the situation we had before with smaller clubs running back to the shelter of the ruling bodies and agreeing to their every whim. The structure must be broken before this happens therefore the identification of quality unbiased management must be sought ASAP.

  13. Socks round the ankles and no shinnies on

    I like the idea of sell out Saturday, but I also like to know when Celtic are playing. Our first 3 games are likely to be moved for TV purposes, how long will it take SPL/Sky/ESPN to let the fans who normally attend matches know when we are playing?

  14. ernie lynch, ernie, honestly, you’re incorrigible. You and I have both known for months this was going to pan out well.

     

     

    I know you’ve know, why else were you so chilled on my call to action!

     

     

    Steinreignedsupreme, yes, indeed.

     

     

    Tim Malone Will Tell, aye, bring it on.

     

     

    The bould bhoys, cheers.

  15. Sir Paul

     

     

    Interesting,kiddo.. Whit is? Ye may ask or no ask.. as the case may be..or.. no be..

     

     

    Celtic, hivnae muttered or even..uttered..

     

     

    a Woid.. so far..in the Confabulations..

     

     

    Right???

     

     

    Hmmmmmmmmmm..

     

     

    Luv yer woik.. as usual,pal..

     

     

    Ye are Somethin’ Else!

     

     

    Kojo

     

     

    Still.. Laughin’… Gien’ it Laldy, tae!

  16. leftclicktic on

    jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on 15 July, 2012 at 14:24 said:

     

     

     

    I see big Jon Daly scored a nice wee hat trick yesterday. Is that him top scorer now? Just say like!! <:o))

     

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    The worrying thing for me is when I seen that on SSN I thought of you:))))))))

  17. 'crushed nuts?' 'Naw, Layringitis!' on

    One of the many benefits of the demise of shameless fc is the coming together of supporters and the initiatives that involve defeating not only the negativity from the MSM but also the governing bodies.

     

    Imagine if the situation at reprobates 11 had occurred 10 years ago? The main source of information (and for many people the only source) would have been the MSM. There is no doubt that fc shambles would have been allowed to remain in the SPL without sanction. Every significant piece of information about the hunmishambles has been released by sites like this. Sometimes months in advance of the MSM. Who would like to bet, for example, that AT was not the only recipient of that e-mail? Jabba, Keevins, Jackson, Spiers et al have all been behind the pace when it comes to hard facts.

     

    Newspapers in particular, are showing just how much of an irrelevance they are compared to the new media.

  18. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    Paul67

     

     

    “No representatives from Celtic participated in any meetings or conversations regarding the contents of the presentation made to SFL clubs, nor was the club informed or consulted on it.”

     

     

    That is a ridiculous situation …… It is incredible that these discussions / decisions with no Celtic representatives invited to attend……..!!!!!!!!!!

     

    ………………………………………….

     

    For many years RIL were being very poorly managed at board level, culminating in their demise………is it any coincidence / surprise that the SFA are now a shambles, having so many ex-rankers peepul on their board….

     

     

    GET THEM OUT, and get some good / honest Celtic and SFL men on the board………..

  19. thomthethim CQN (genuine) Badge Wearer on

    Paul,

     

    I wish that I shared your confidence, or your knowledge.

     

     

    It won’t be over till the season kicks off and Club 12,from outside Glasgow, installed in the league.

     

     

    That would give breathing space to pursue justice for all the conspiritants and anopportunity to restructure the game in a fair and equitable manner.

  20. Fantasma is Neil Lennon on

    Sell-out Saturday on the 11th ?

     

    Since we’re in Philly that weekend, I may put my bum on an SPL seat, in a Celtic shirt, in the company of the Dons, two weeks running.

     

     

    Since the Huns are deid, I expect the new accusation to be “are you a sheep” ;-)

  21. Steinreignedsupreme on 15 July, 2012 at 14:24:

     

     

    Aye, I had too many responses to decide on just one! Astounded of forehead, or something like that.

     

     

    Number of Stadiums most likely to be turned into Sainsburys…..?

     

    Number of teams to feature in FIFA 13 on the Playstation…..?

     

    Anyway, enough of that….

  22. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    ltc

     

     

    Wellin up here!! People are so nice some times!! <o(:)

  23. My dear,dear,dear,friend.. 67th Heaven

     

     

    Hiya,pal..?

     

     

    The Sixty Four Dollar Question ..is..

     

     

    “Whur Celtic, Invited tae the Clam-Bake..or.. If they Wur

     

     

    Did Celtic Snub .. thur Noses..at the Party Givers..

     

     

    and Stey at Hame.. tae watch.. Coronation Street?

     

     

    Right?

     

     

    Sure. it is.

     

     

    Kojo

     

    yer pal..who likes ye mair and mairer.

     

     

    Still, Laughin’… like .. Hell.

  24. well its now looking like certain chairmen expected division one when they voted

     

    to not to allow the new company in to the spl, and the fact that it has not panned

     

    out like this they are getting very panicky,we are now seeing from some quarters

     

    their real faces,imo some of these people have no such thing as integrity its just

     

    a myth, money above all else is what drives them,but then again its the same

     

    with the fifa,uefa, so cannot say i am shocked professional football is no different

     

    to any other so called sport, money is king, the worst type is those who shout for

     

    integrity but secretly try for backdoor deals so as their fans think they are morally

     

    upright, it now looks like certain people have been exposed as those type.

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