“Subversion (Latin subvertere: overthrow) refers to a process by which the values and principles of a system in place are contradicted or reversed, an attempt to transform the established social order and its structures of power, authority, hierarchy, and nor. Subversion is used as a tool to achieve political goals because it generally carries less risk, cost, and difficulty as opposed to open belligerency.” Wikipedia
I would have preferred to have published this article ‘free to air’ but donations are following the same worrying trend established in January which puts the entire site in jeopardy. The premium piece at £1.99 will include an as yet unconsidered pre-trial subversion apropos Craig Whyte:
Did the subversion of Scottish football predetermine the COPFS and Police Scotland response? What influence did Dave King have on the indictments faced by Craig Whyte?
I will also reveal why Walter Smith will not be the next Scotland manager. This will be the first piece of information that will only be available to my recurring donors with a minimum of a £20 monthly payment or those whose significant contributions have kept this site alive. Publishing this private information would be in poor taste. I also have another nugget on a former legend of the Scottish game which I will never publish.
As I write I’m listening to the talking heads on Sportsound. There is no need to have a highly-paid executive at the SFA and the same at the SPFL. The Ross County Chairman Roy McGregor, in conversation with Jim Spence, introduced what I have proposed viz one body with the SFA subsumed into the SPFL.
The SFA is unfit for purpose. This out of touch organisation should be abolished. There has never been a better time to take this odious organ down.
Craig Brown on the panel poured cold water on the prospect of Leeann Dempster being the next SFA Chief Executive. He failed to mention her belting out ‘The Billy Boys” in ‘Pleana Voce‘ for two decades. Not really surprising given his own rendition of that ‘ditty’ down the telephone to a paramour.
Chick Young uncharacteristically made a very good point. He highlighted that the SFA and the SPFL compete for the same sponsors. This is preposterous. The SFA’s remit includes the appointment of a referees supervisor and the development of match officials; the National Team and The Scottish Cup. They also claim to represent the interests of The Highland League and Junior football. The SFA actually delegates the oversight of both.
The first part of their remit could be easily subsumed. Just take down the placards on the 6th Floor, give Fleming an SPFL contract and he would be good to go. As for The National Team would Doncaster be stupid enough to arrange a tour of Peru and Mexico when up to eight of the first team squad emanate from Celtic? At the very least he would have called up Peter Lawwell and solicited his feedback. The most powerful man in Scottish football would have vetoed it and the idea would have been stillborn. I will be inordinately surprised if any of the Celtic squad ‘float down to Peru’ at season’s end.
In England the job of National Team manager is highly sought after and is perceived as the pinnacle of one’s coaching career. When the FA comes calling clubs give them their blessing to recruit their manager. It’s a longstanding tradition that is observed to this day.
However Craig Brown from his position as a Non-Executive Director at Aberdeen would be loath to see Derek McInnes in the National Team dugout. I believe he would make an excellent Scotland manager. My enthusiasm is somewhat tempered by his inability to shake the Rangers Lite monkey off his back.
A Neil Lennon / Leeann Dempster ticket was proposed on Sportsound. I invite Tom English to expound on the former’s eligibility. Lennon has an excellent CV. He had a successful spell at Celtic where he coached his team to qualify for the knock-out stages of the Champions League. He has done a wonderful job at Hibs. On merit he would be most eligible.
However the SFA, drawn from the bowels of Ibrox, would perceive this Catholic son of Ulster as The Antichrist.
This organisation will never get it right. Finding someone who Swings The Lead and is adept at a knuckle shuffle should not be uppermost in their selection criteria. If the SFA were subsumed into the SPFL would the supporters be given a football coach they deserved or would the Blue Horde celebrating the death of The Lisbon Lions hold sway?
That’s a discussion you won’t hear on BBC Freemasonry’s Sportsound. Perish the very thought of hearing this discussion, or anything remotely meaningful, on Kenny Mac’s Blue Velvet on a Monday evening. The on-loan Pena used his Rangers shorts as a makeshift handkerchief as a GIRFUY statement to the beleaguered Lite board. Rumour has it that the producer of Kenny Mac’s magazine invites so many former Rangers players on the show so that Kenny can sniff their RFC shorts. Apparently those with an EBT are particularly pungent. Dennis Hopper comes readily to mind: