Archive for July, 2008

Raith Rovers commended by SFA for disciplinary record

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Some good news for the club this week – the SFA’s Disciplinary Committee included Raith Rovers in it’s group of 6 senior clubs with a commendable disciplinary record for season 2007/08.

Read the SFA news article here

Read the full SFL disciplinary analysis here

Who would be a Luton fan?

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

You’ve got to feel for Luton fans. Having been declared insolvent 3 times in the last 10 years and having just been relegated to the lowest Football League division, they now face the prospect of starting next season with -30 points.  Given they only achieved 33 points last season is it really worth it? See the Times story.

Gretna reborn

Friday, July 11th, 2008

I see Gretna are the latest club to be raised from the ashes by it’s supporters. Following in the footsteps of Clydebank and Wimbledon, it proves yet again how important supporters are and what can be achieved when they come together.  I do have to wonder about the fact they will be playing in the East of Scotland league. My geography ain’t that good but I wouldn’t have described Gretna as East of Scotland. See BBC News story.

Clubs rage at SFA youth demotion

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

Interesting article about how three clubs have fallen foul of the authorities after failing to meet the requirements of the youth set-up.

Can’t help thinking that there’s more to this than is in the BBC article – rectifying a problem within two days of being advised that it exists wouldn’t normally be punished by expulsion.

BBC SPORT | Clubs rage at SFA youth demotion

UPDATE: Scottish Government asked to investigate the expulsion

NLP Theatre: “Singin I’m No A Billy He’s A Tim”

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

What happens when you lock up a Celtic fan with a Rangers fan on the day of the Old Firm match? Fireworks! Thats what!

Billy and Tim have been steeped in bigotry since birth. Is it possible for them to change their views?

And why is the sergeant waiting on tenderhooks for the phone to ring…?

This is a powerful comedy with a serious message, giving bigotry and ethnic identity a human touch. Are you singing their tune?

For details of the September tour, and to read the Scotsman’s review of the show, click here.

Also be sure to visit the Kick Out Bigotry site.