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Social cost of Scots exclusion

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You want to know the real social cost of Scottish football’s exclusion from the league structure England and Wales share?  It’s the lack of pitches, nets, strips, balls and coaching certifications that the £1bn bounty, promised by the Barclay’s Premier League last night to the grassroots game.

£1bn to the grassroots is a huge sum.  It dwarfs what taxpayers can afford and will provide a series of benefits our kids and amateur players are denied.

If we’re part of the UK, we should be part of the UK’s commercial opportunities.  Every youth team in the land are excluded because of the actions of a cartel.

What are the SFA doing about it?  Nothing.  Their plans don’t seem to require world-class youth facilities.

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  1. The SFA are not fit for purpose. Practically everyone in Scotland who follows football knows this. But they are vigorously pursuing John Guidetti.

  2. Certainly don’t need world class youth facilities when the international youth coaches won’t consider what by all accounts could be a world class youth. Shortsighted.

  3. West End of East End on

    From last thread…

     

     

    NatKnow – Dingwall, he was trying to be smart in buying a single share in Sports Direct then asking for a raft of information from them, SD have called him out and they go to court on April 8th I think, he’s now asking the huns to help fund a brief….

  4. Paul67 – why would the SFA care? £1bn does not help them develop the big lumps of a boy they seem to want, to be able to play their own brand of footrugby that the Largs coaching cartel have drummed out.

  5. See the huns are having a emergency meeting to discuss the ‘ Newcastle 5’ and how there costing £5,000 a week, that’s like moaning about a Leeky tap after a tsunami has smashed in to your house :-) mad huns

  6. Glasgow Warriors follow Barcelona template – Gregor Townsend

     

     

    Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend speaks to BBC Scotland’s David Currie about his recent visit to Barcelona on a fact-finding mission.

     

     

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/32066701

     

     

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    Watch out for Lionel Messi at Prop.

  7. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Paul67

     

     

    What are Celtic doing about it ?

     

     

    They even baulked at Resolution 12

     

     

    Dont you think it is high time they done their own dirty work ?

     

     

    HH

  8. Clearing out some things recently I found this which I purchased a few years ago at Bunratty Folk Park.

     

     

    May those who love us, love us

     

    And those that don’t love us,

     

    May God turn their hearts

     

    and if he doesn’t turn their hearts,

     

    may He turn their their ankles

     

    so we’ll know them by their limping…

  9. Afternoon all.

     

     

    Dark Mingwall v Mike Ashley?

     

     

    First round ko shirley.

     

     

    A bit like ‘Marvellous’ Marvin Hagler v ‘Wee’ Sammy the barman in the Kilwinning Orange Club.

     

     

    Seconds oot!

     

     

    HH!!

  10. Rock Tree Bhoy on

    What are the SFA doing about it? Nothing. Campbell has enough on his plate trying to keep track of any possible Celtic misdemeanours. Any anyway, it’s not part of their remit, which is simply to screw Celtic at every opportunity whilst maintaining the appearance of being even handed – that’s a tough shift.

  11. Craigellachie10 on

    hun skelper

     

     

     

    12:53 on 27 March, 2015

     

     

    I was about to post the same comment. It is obviously a deflection tactic, and of course no journalist is going to point out that the whole deal will probably cost less than McCoist takes out of the club in a month.

  12. South Of Tunis on

    John Renbourn RIP.

     

     

    Getting old ———– Another big figure from my youth —dead and gone .

     

     

    2 great things left behind –

     

     

    John Renbourn ( 1965 )

     

    Another Monday ( 1966 ).

     

     

    Gave them both a twirl this morning ——-Man could sure play the guitar.

  13. Phyllis Dietrichson on

    On the Mark Dingwall v Mike Ashley case, setting aside any personal feelings you may have about MD, what on earth is wrong with his request? He is a shareholder in Sports Direct and he has requested a copy of the SD register of shareholders, as he is perfectly entitled to do.

  14. Craigellachie10 on

    proudbhoy

     

     

     

    11:55 on 27 March, 2015

     

     

     

    Amazing idea from celtic to invite 500 people to paradise in memory of brother walfrid.

     

     

    I wonder if the rags will have that as front page.. of course not.

     

     

    I am sure it will be reported, as:

     

     

    POLICE FEARS OVER REPUBLICAN GATHERING IN EAST END

  15. Fair point Paul

     

     

    The horse has bolted though. Surely the time for action was the late 80 and early 90’s? Maybe our football authorities were too busy enjoying the “golden age” of Rangers.

  16. South Of Tunis on

    Another wowee electrical storm and a biblical downpour accompanied by a howling wind ( a hot thing ) -last night -way down south. .

     

     

    Been a really unusual winter -way down south.

  17. A teenager has appeared in court after a young Celtic fan with Down’s syndrome was allegedly abused online.

     

    Ross Gibson, 19, of Aberdeen, was charged following the Parkhead clash between Celtic and Aberdeen on 1 March.

     

    It had been claimed that comments about Jay Beatty, 11, were posted online.

     

    Mr Gibson appeared in private at Aberdeen Sheriff Court charged with behaving in a threatening or abusive manner. He made no plea or declaration and his case was continued.

     

    He was released on bail and is expected to appear in court again later this year.

     

     

     

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    Save some of the public cash and send the bastard over here, he’d last about 2 min’s tied to a lampost in the toon centre.

  18. Divine up against MASH?

     

     

    Brilliant.

     

     

    It’ll end like the Python ‘Waafer Theen Meents’ sketch in ‘The Meaning Of Life’.

  19. Lennon n Mc....Mjallby on

    Burgas

     

     

    To be fair he’s only a 19 year old boy,I’m sure the publicity will shame him and his family into learning from the experience…..

  20. Drambowiecelt on

    Various from prev thread……Would be obliged if anyone can give me a soloution

     

    to the Silverlight.. B/T Problem of not playing the free B/T sports .The tech boys in India

     

    were no help.They keep advertising free sports but never mention the Laptop problem

     

    in playing it.

     

     

     

     

    H.H.

  21. Lennon n Mc….Mjallby

     

    13:28 on

     

    27 March, 2015

     

    Burgas

     

     

    To be fair he’s only a 19 year old boy,I’m sure the publicity will shame him and his family into learning from the experience…..

     

     

     

     

    No excuse mate regardless of his age, i was a bit OTT with the lampost thingy.

  22. Phyllis Dietrichson

     

     

    13:16 on 27 March, 2015

     

     

    ‘On the Mark Dingwall v Mike Ashley case, setting aside any personal feelings you may have about MD, what on earth is wrong with his request? He is a shareholder in Sports Direct and he has requested a copy of the SD register of shareholders, as he is perfectly entitled to do.’

     

     

     

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    SD will owe a duty of care to their shareholders not to allow them to be subjected to abuse, threats and intimidation.

     

     

    Given Mingwall’s history, and the people he associates with, SD would be at risk of breaching that duty of care if they were to accede to Mingwall’s request.

  23. South Of Tunis on

    Paul 67 .

     

     

    Scotland has long had it’s own cartel.. It’s called the SFA. ..

     

     

    Barclays funding the grassroots ?. The Bank of Scotland funded Minty Moonbeams., World class jiggery pokery.

  24. A host of International games tonight to enthrall us all -))

     

     

    West Bulgaria V Belarus seems the obvious choice.

  25. glendalystonsils on

    Paul67

     

     

    Of course the SFA don’t require world class youth facilities. All they require is a strong Rangers (sic) back at the top.

     

    Please, keep up!

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