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  1. Dont think covered elsewhere but just saw copy of the Insider Scottish Football Review - copy below. Not really read as working but wanted to let all see where we stand. Looking very quickly the big failing is stated as governance which is likely because we don't have a Chair appointed. Once read it more fully may find other elements e.g. initially spotted Dundee in top group which is not highlighted in article - written by Ken Symon journalist at Business Insider (part of Record group) with research for this year’s index was carried out by Steven Wilson, Insider’s in-house researcher and Motherwell fan. Scottish Football Finance Index: Where the clubs stood before chaos descended Our annual assessment of the state of play off the field for the nation's biggest clubs While it has been very much overshadowed by the coronavirus outbreak and the suspension of the Scottish football season, Insider’s regular analysis of the business side of Scottish football gives us a snapshot of where the top clubs were before the hammer fell. The Insider Scottish Football Finance Index examines and analyses three areas of business performance: financial discipline, corporate governance and stakeholder engagement, which are then weighted to give an overall financial score. The Insider Scottish Football Finance Index examines and analyses three areas of business performance: financial discipline, corporate governance and stakeholder engagement, which are then weighted to give an overall financial score. As last year, the Insider Scottish Football Finance Index 2020 features the top 20 clubs in the Scottish leagues. The rankings this time are very much in line with the divisional structure, with almost all of the top clubs from the 2018-19 season in the top places. The only marked exception to that is the position of Livingston FC, whose 16th position in the index contrasts markedly with that of its position in the Scottish Premiership when the season was halted – it was standing at number five in the league. The consistency of the club’s on pitch performances had lifted them to a higher place in the league points table than many observers might have predicted. The gap between Celtic FC and the rest of the pack has closed over the year, after the club had a less successful financial performance than previously. The Glasgow club had a negative cash flow, which hit their ranking under the financial discipline heading. One of the biggest changes in the rankings is that of Falkirk, which dropped to bottom spot from the 10th position it had been in last year. The main reason for the fall was because of the club’s corporate governance after a year in which the club itself conducted “a full root and branch review of the board, management and governance of the club”. A notable riser is Hearth of Midlothian, which rose to fourth place in the index, with the Tynecastle club improving its financial position and its moves further down the road to fan ownership. Aberdeen FC, however, has slipped back with the boardroom changes at the club seeing majority shareholder Dave Cormack doing the two jobs of chairman and managing director after the Pittodrie club ousted Duncan Fraser from his then chief executive role. Partick Thistle FC has slipped back to 13th place – down from ninth last year – after a strange few months that saw a boardroom coup, with three directors including the chair ousted, only to see their return earlier this calendar year. The remarkable financial scam that hit Hamilton FC took its financial discipline ranking to the joint lowest within the Scottish Premiership. The fact they finished in the index as high as 11th place is due to their good management of player investment. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Insider Football Finance Index is a complex decision analysis model designed to rank the top Scottish football clubs – there are 20 in the current index. The index was originally designed in 2017 based on interviews with accountants, lawyers and financial experts and other research to produce 11 main criteria, categorised into three sub-sections of financial discipline, corporate governance and stakeholder engagement.The index used proxy measures for the area of study to give high-quality secondary data where primary data is not available. The research for this year’s index was carried out by Steven Wilson, Insider’s in-house researcher. In the interests of full disclosure, it should be noted that the author of this article is a lifelong supporter of Motherwell Football Club and served for a time on the Board of the Well Society, the fan ownership group.
  2. Unbelievable BBC radio questioning decision. Was Marvin Andrews then Packie Bonnar reluctantly following lead.
  3. What about City link Gold bus. Use it regularly and good service at reasonable frequency.
  4. Thought Taylor also played well giving two good fullbacks. To be honest all playing well hope don't jinx!!!
  5. Or has likely signed and breaking news on Monday. Leak usually gets better press coverage / photos unless a major story breaks.
  6. maybe I've missed somewhere but what has happened to McKay as I always thought he had potential. He seemed to get good reports when on loan?
  7. loyalty in football, you're having a laugh!
  8. why don't tge two board members suggest using the so called £1mill to biy out major shareholder. Can be done if get a motion to EGM albeit difficult as voting we know. Worth trust weighing in now as coukd be opportune to raise funds to help? Know legal hurdles but happened with other businesses.
  9. story that under 19 keeper from NUFC coming o. Loan to get game time. Why is question unless Jamie or poss Devlin on way. link http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2017/01/01/do-have-newcastle-united-been-inspired-by-previous-transfer-with/
  10. slightly of tangent but went to site to see what was being shown and when there visited KFC and saw that there is still a charge against KFC by BoS. Is against 2 Dundonald Place which I thought had been sold and was thus off books. I may have missed this but worth noting for future questions although may be an administrative slip-up - by whom as when the change happened should have been cleared.
  11. did I miss a change to rules. The ranglers vs ill match is on tv at 3 when there are a screed of other games live. games live. Thought SPFL / SFA didn't allow this or has it changed?
  12. don't know if an off the wall option would be for those renewing their season to lodge funds in a trust. Then for home games draw out or buy a slug if tickets. This would cover c 20 gmes and show the value of supporters funds. We do have to remember however that season ticket funds as a lump sum cover early season costs including paying contract signing on fers. there is the danger that certain members of board and some supporters will spin as fans apathy and poor support. just a thought from a distant fan.
  13. any word of appeal against McDonald sending off. Work with large group of Cally fans who say was never a sending off - yellow yes.
  14. I was at Inverness and later than most to leave ground. On park Faubert stood on own before referee signalled him to go off - pose told that he was disappointed and not happy with what had gone on the park. Hopefully he lets rip into his colleagues who did not appear to have much passion never mind skills!

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