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by lbb
Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: TV history
Replies: 14
Views: 5786

Re: TV history

The signing of Mo Johnston was a similar bombshell to the media despite being nearly two months in planning. It seemed to be possible before Facebook, Twitter and the ubiquitous camera phones to keep something under wraps. I believe Souness wasn't speaking entirely innocently in 1985. I certainly do...
by lbb
Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: SFAQS
Topic: TV history
Replies: 14
Views: 5786

Re: TV history

Was this not the series where Souness said he would be interested in the Rangers job, and he became Rangers manager soon afterwards? I'm led to believe the magnificent thatcher had already been sounded out. http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/361247/Souness_Shotgun.jpg I loved Jock Wallace but the ol...
by lbb
Wed May 21, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Armageddon: latest update
Replies: 25
Views: 11137

Re: Armageddon: latest update

Why not have a TV contract that doesn't cover the lower leagues and save yourself £250,000 in the process?
by lbb
Tue May 20, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Armageddon: latest update
Replies: 25
Views: 11137

Re: Armageddon: latest update

Let the good times roll. A league where they pay the broadcasters to show the games.

http://sport.stv.tv/football/clubs/rang ... ers-games/
by lbb
Thu May 15, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Armageddon: latest update
Replies: 25
Views: 11137

Re: Armageddon: latest update

Your hatred of Jose Mourinho must have blinded you to Inter Milan's victory in the Champions League in 2010.
by lbb
Thu May 15, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Armageddon: latest update
Replies: 25
Views: 11137

Re: Armageddon: latest update

What I did say -and maintain - is that the doomsday scenario forecast by the high heir yins has turned out to be the nonsense most supporters thought it would be. Well, as they said in Poland in the 1930's - 'at least the Germans haven't invaded.' IMO the English Premiership espouses everything tha...
by lbb
Wed May 14, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Armageddon: latest update
Replies: 25
Views: 11137

Re: Armageddon: latest update

No league sponsor. Reduced commercial income. Reduced TV income. The team that finished 2nd in the league can't compete with non-league English teams on wages. No amount of slabbering about 'there was a 0.7% increase at Ochilview which hasn't been seen since season 1965-66' will change that. Meanwhi...
by lbb
Mon May 12, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Survival Saturday
Replies: 14
Views: 4865

Re: Survival Saturday

However, in spite of the fact their "star" graduates - Riordan, S Fletcher, Brown, Thomson, and Co have failed to hit the expected heights; What heights should they have reached? A couple are in the Premiership. Brown plays, badly as if it matters, in the Champions League. Thomson has played in Eng...
by lbb
Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: The Greatest
Replies: 56
Views: 21166

Re: The Greatest

Jamie Carragher made a good point on Sky last night. Yes, managers can struggle at the start but if you see signs of something developing then that gives you hope for the future. Liverpool had a poor first half of last season under Brendan Rodgers but their form in the second half of the season was ...
by lbb
Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: The Greatest
Replies: 56
Views: 21166

Re: The Greatest

Sky Sports reporting that Moyes has been sacked by Manchester United.
by lbb
Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Armageddon Revisited
Replies: 16
Views: 6675

Re: Armageddon Revisited

I don't agree that there is a declining amount of money available in the game - but, I would suggest the best-use has not always been made of what money is available. To take one example, at the Motherwell AGM in February, Stuart McCall stated they were unable to compete on wages with non-league cl...
by lbb
Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Armageddon Revisited
Replies: 16
Views: 6675

Re: Armageddon Revisited

Such as? Spending money they don't have? That worked for Hearts, didn't it? And Rangers for that matter. And how much did the Malmo team that thrashed Hibs 9-0 cost? Money is important, though. I wouldn't pretend otherwise. One of the problem facing Scottish football, and has done for years, is the...
by lbb
Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Armageddon Revisited
Replies: 16
Views: 6675

Re: Armageddon Revisited

Llb - I genuinely struggle to believe you actually think that Aberdeen and Dundee United fans have seen "little or no difference" over the last 2yrs? No, I don't think so. Aberdeen fans, perhaps, feel slightly better off having finally won a trophy but they may feel less optimistic this morning. Su...
by lbb
Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: Scottish Football
Topic: Armageddon Revisited
Replies: 16
Views: 6675

Re: Armageddon Revisited

I don't think the bank wrote anything off. They'll take the money from the hotel sale and have sold the remaining balance of the debt to a fan in return for shares. Jamie Moffat wrote a substantial amount of money off. It is still a good deal for Kilmarnock if Billy Bowie (as I think his name is) is...
by lbb
Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:49 am
Forum: International
Topic: Hillsborough- SPFL/SFA lacking in respect?
Replies: 5
Views: 3992

Re: Hillsborough- SPFL/SFA lacking in respect?

No-one ever really believed The Sun's coverage of the story. It certainly seems like The Sun has spent the last 20 years, at least, trying to make amends for it and various apologies have been offered. The Taylor Report in 1990 also said that the fans weren't to blame so I don't really accept that t...