Monthly Archives: August 2012

Where now for the Judicial Panel Protocol? (3)


As Ally McCoist today defends himself against a charge of  ‘bringing the game into disrepute’, for challenging the independence of the Disciplinary Tribunal and the ‘anonymity’ of its members, we ask: to what extent is he right? Advertisements

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Where now for the Judicial Panel Protocol? (2)


In our second article on the JPP, we look at how our system of football ‘justice’ should be reformed in the wake of the Court of Session’s decision in the Rangers case. Lord Glennie’s judgment revealed two important problems with the Judicial … Continue reading

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Where now for the Judicial Panel Protocol? (1)


As Charles Green and Ally McCoist prepare to defend themselves before a Disciplinary Tribunal this Thursday, we look at where the SFA’s new system of justice now stands following the Rangers crisis. Last summer’s introduction of a new independent disciplinary system, … Continue reading

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A Case For…Summer Football (1)


In the first of a series of articles on reforming how the Scottish football league operates, we examine the pros and cons of playing football from the spring to the autumn (rather than through the winter). Let’s start our discussion on … Continue reading

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Reforming Scottish football – some initial questions


Following the Scottish FA’s recent comments on league restructuring, we set out a programme of issues that we’ll seek to address over the coming months. In the light of the reports of SFA Chief Executive Stewart Regan’s comments reported in the … Continue reading

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Returning football to the fans


In the first of a series of articles on club ownership and structuring, we examine the nature of football ‘business’ and what lessons may be learned from the Rangers crisis. Football is a curious business. Surely no other sector has … Continue reading

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Introducing Glasnost (and a Pair of strikers)


Those of you of a certain age will remember the two pillars of Mikhail Gorbachev’s reforms of the Soviet Union in the late 1980s: glasnost and perestroika. Glasnost (“openness”) promoted transparency and free speech, aiming to reduce corruption and the abuse … Continue reading

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