Posts by Mark

Donald Findlay’s Casebook, And How Supporters Direct Scotland Got It Right

By on Apr 19, 2013 in Latest, Scottish Football | 7 comments

I know. I shouldn’t look at the BBC Football website… Moments after I’d done reading about “PR” Peter Ridsdale, I was shouting “WTF” at the national broadcaster’s pages once more. All but one of the Scottish football headlines yesterday referred to the Scottish FA’s readiness to act over league reform. And whilst the concept of “SFA readiness to act” was novel...

Read More

The Revisionism Of Ridsdale

By on Apr 18, 2013 in Finance, Latest | 4 comments

I knew it wouldn’t take long. Peter Ridsdale remains far better at taking credit than earning it. So he was always going to consider himself pivotal to Cardiff City’s promotion to the Premier League. It was just a pity that, last night, the BBC fell in with (for?) PR-Pete’s spin so readily. Ridsdale’s ability to be around when the plaudits are handed out resembles...

Read More

Charles Green On STV: No “Nonsense”

By on Apr 12, 2013 in Latest, Scottish Football | 7 comments

So, Rangers Chief Executive Charles Green’s proverbial pants are on fire. Who knew? Well, regular readers of my Rangers missives, if there are any, will have known. I have suggested before, probably ad nauseum, that Green’s relationship with the truth is something akin to third cousin, twice removed. And I hardly blazed a trail with this ‘news.’ Green’s admission...

Read More

Plymouth Argyle Remain A Work In Progress

By on Apr 10, 2013 in English League Football, Latest | 45 comments

With many English and Scottish League titles already won or all-but-won, tight season-finishes have had to be sought elsewhere, such as the bottom of League Two. Wimbledon took only nine years to get back their Football League place but it might only take them two to lose it again. Barnet are attracting worldwide attention because of the bespectacled Dutchman who...

Read More

Watford: ‘Bankrupt Baz’ Gets Banned

By on Mar 22, 2013 in Finance, Latest | 4 comments

Of all the chancers to take their chance with English club football in recent years, Laurence Bassini/Bazini may even have been the chanciest of the lot. Championship high-flyers Watford are currently living through altogether different controversies, as their loan-heavy team challenges for a Premier League place, thanks more than most else to their status as a...

Read More