The SFA today confirmed that they have been able to confirm Paul Murray Fit and Proper to run a football club. After Mr Murray’s previous tenure as a football club director, I’m absolutely delighted he will again be working his magic. At Ibrox.
The SFA Professional Game Board specifically considered Murray’s “intentions as a Director to avoid a repetition of the mistakes of the past”, which presumably involved some kind of commitment to keep his new club spending within its income parameters. This will be a challenge.
Some will be surprised that Murray has been given the green light, specifically after the opinion Lord Nimmo Smith expressed on directors of Rangers (in liquidation), but I’m happy this conclusion was arrived at correctly.
I searched and searched the SFA statement for news on ‘Glib and Shameless’, but they’ve clearly been unable to accept whatever assurances he’s been able to provide them, so far. Few will be surprised at this.
There’s a fine line between legitimate sporting rivalry and over-stepping the mark; the John Guidetti case illustrates this. If during a TV interview John had said Rangers (sic) are “an embarrassment of a football company”, he may have legitimacy on his side, but it’s rude to say so.
Anyone saying this on TV about any club would be asked not to by the SFA. The Association clearly believe whole “dead huns” thing falls into the same category, and have asked John to desist from such comment on TV in future, without censure.
You can’t offend the dead!
I’m in a good mood, it’s as though we’re going to win the league, or something.