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Gilmour remarkable rant against Doncaster, echoes of 2012

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The Twitter outburst by former St Mirren chairman, Stewart Gilmour against SPFL chief exec, Neil Doncaster’s appointment to the SFA board, called “a bloody disgrace” and “in there as a puppet”, is remarkable on any level.

Despite working inside the game for many years, all Gilmour offered was the kind of Twitter rant any of us could come up with.  In short, that the SFA appointed someone they knew, with influence in the game.  If you are looking for the specifics behind Gilmour’s objection, you will not find it.

What Gilmour didn’t say was who supposedly was working Doncaster as a puppet.

Decisions made by the SPFL in 2012, when the league decided not to invite Newco Rangers (then Sevco) were not universally popular on the St Mirren board.  You heard other echoes of that time last year when Gilmour suggested that one of the Celtic Park backroom team was pulling the strings of Scottish football: “Some of the chairmen that attend the meetings will not take Peter [Lawwell] on. I think he’s got too much power on other clubs.”

We can only guess who Gilmour believes is pulling Neil Doncaster’s strings, but I suggest it is laughable, whoever it is.

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  1. can 2nd rangers really be put forward for European Competition next season ?

     

     

    what needs to be submitted to let them do that ?

  2. Gilmour knows he is one of the buried bodies in the hun debacle, his day will come hopefully.

  3. More confirmation that there is change in the SFA afoot and the “unseen Fenian hand”. Gilmour had meetings with Craig Whyte to sell his own club, if Sevco were not admitted to the league. He is hand in hand with Sevco Directors. This outburst against Doncaster, is about Doncaster being brought into SFA Board to change the outcome of Decisions.

     

     

    In Peter Lawwell’s interview with Tom English he was careful to name who he thought were “good” people and Doncaster got the seal of approval.

     

     

    I think that Doncaster is part of a Celtic initiative to take power from the Macrae/Petrie group, of which Gilmour is a backer, and to a group involving Doncaster and Ian Maxwell, who is being tipped for the CEO vacancy. As I understand the Board are often tied at 4 -4 and Macrae uses his casting Vote.

     

     

    Gilmour and the rest, know that this is real change. The Compliance officer report is part of the story and the Johnson Fit and Proper delay is an indication that the Final report may not be a complete whitewash.

     

     

    Gilmour is accusing Peter Lawwell of being behind the changes and pulling the strings. I hope he is right. A quiet “coup” would be good.

     

     

    Rangers had planned some years ahead, the Ogilvie/ Peat/Gordon Smith group and then replaced Smith with Regan. This meant that the financial troubles Rangers were suffering were dealt with sympathetically by Regan and Co.

     

     

    So if Celtic are behind these new changes then, as can be demonstrated, of going about their work quietly behind the scenes and using due process, will have been effective more than shouting about to an unsympathetic MSM

     

     

    Early days but significant happenings

  4. South Of Tunis on 15th March 2018 12:29 pm

     

     

    I’m your Puppet -.

     

     

    Kingston style-

     

     

    https://youtu.be/m41rLkdAarY

     

     

    Muscle Shoals style-

     

     

    https://youtu.be/02zlXmftvqg

     

     

    Detroit style –

     

     

    https://youtu.be/lHkFT1rJXqg

     

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    I’d love Dan Penn to tour the UK – seems little chance of it happening though.

     

     

    Quite liked some of the Alex Chilton stuff too – he covers 1 or 2 of Dan/Spooner’s compositions

  5. Stewart Gilmour wants the Chief Executive of Shrewsbury Town to be the new CEO of the SFA.

     

     

    Here endeth the credibility of his opinions…

  6. iBhoy

     

     

    He’s definitely a guy. Good or bad is up for debate.

     

     

     

    Then again some may argue he is actually a donkey…

  7. Garngad to Croy on

    So what Mr Gilmour is really telling us is that ‘We are the People’ ?

     

     

    I am sure if we take a look through the Photo Gallery of the Masonic lodge in Ayr we will find a Photo of Mr Gilmour (PM)

  8. South Of Tunis on 15th March 2018 1:01 pm

     

     

    NAT KNOW

     

     

    Dann Penn played at The Arches with Spooner Oldham

     

     

    A Dann Penn choon from Glasgow –

     

     

    https://youtu.be/lXvoUUS93rg

     

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    Cool. A particular favourite (for whatever reason!) is Alex’s High Priest LP – quirky collection but well done IMHO

  9. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    Hmmmm. “Same club” Doncaster?

     

    Didn’t he want Sevco into the SPL then SFL1?

     

    Didn’t he set the TOR for Nimmo?

     

    Didn’t he meet with Whyte pre admin?

     

    And what has happened to his financial fair play rules?

  10. !!Bada Bing!! on

    GLASSTWOTHIRDSFULL on 15TH MARCH 2018 1:22 PM

     

    Hmmmm. “Same club” Doncaster?

     

     

    Didn’t he want Sevco into the SPL then SFL1?

     

     

    Didn’t he set the TOR for Nimmo?

     

     

    Didn’t he meet with Whyte pre admin?

     

     

    And what has happened to his financial fair play rules?

     

     

    I am as sceptical as you mate, my enemy’s enemy is my friend?

  11. Doncaster will do what’s best for Doncaster if that means changing horses midstream he’ll do exactly that..

     

     

    Reminds me of Little Hand in GoT:))

     

     

    Hodor CSC

  12. I don’t think Doncaster is a “good” guy now, his fingers were all over the 5 way agreement and the survival myth. But, Peter Lawwell clearly said in the Tom English Interview that he was

     

     

    SPFL did call on The SFA for an enquiry into the 2012 License which SFA refused. They way this is panning out it seems that Doncaster has repositioned himself and Celtic are backing him as a likely candidate who other clubs will support. So his election to the SFA Board could vote down the Macrae/Petrie group.

     

     

    The fact that Gilmour has called him a puppet and insinuated that Peter Lawwell is pulling the strings, that is great news if true.

     

     

    We will see how this pans out, but, if Ian Maxwell of Thistle gets the SFA CEO job then this completes the circle. Gilmour wants Brian Caldwell former St Mirren CEO for the job

     

     

    Often it is indicative of the position of a candidate in seeing who supports certain candidates and who opposes them.

  13. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    Bada Bing

     

    Exactly. Gilmour might have different motivations/reasons to you and I, but I don’t see him as being the good guy all of a sudden.

     

    The Radar was bigging him up a couple of weeks ago. That’s bad enough for me!

     

    There’s something going on behind the scenes for sure. Not sure what, but I could take a wild guess as to which club will benefit from it.

  14. starry plough on 15th March 2018 1:42 pm

     

     

    Doncaster will do what’s best for Doncaster if that means changing horses midstream he’ll do exactly that..

     

     

    Reminds me of Little Hand in GoT:))

     

     

    Hodor CSC

     

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    Good point.

     

     

    The other way to look at it is that Doncaster will do what’s best for the person who has the most leverage over him at that given time…

  15. Wee Lenny gets three match ban for calling match ref a cheat.

     

    I was expecting another hanging at Glasgow cross :O(

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