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Well no effectively they bought themselves promotion. As a new club the highest division they should have got into was the third. But they bought their way into the second. Even if the Clydebank take over had been allowed by league rules they should have started in the third division

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They bought out an existing club after their application to start as a new club in the third was refused.

Clydebank were a sorry state at the end and had been touted for sale for a long time.

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As someone said (maybe even on here). It's all good mouthing off about 'Scottish football needs us' as this point in time when the shit has well and truly hit the fan. It wasn't so long ago, not even 2 years, that the attitude was 'fuck Scottish football, we're going to England, you shite are holding us back' and they were desperate to leave us bottom feeders behind.

But now that they are in total peril, they are all of a sudden regular Florence Nightingales, genuinely concerned about how Scottish football will cope without them? Do me a favour, you don't think that you are so fucking transparent that anyone with half a brain can't see through it?

Any journalist with a set of gonads would be quick to seize upon this fact, but they have to toe the party line, really. They have had such an easy ride through all of this and yet they genuinely think they are being given the sharp end of the stick by the press.

Agree totally. Bit of green. Is this thread the record number of greenies being passed out?

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Well no effectively they bought themselves promotion. As a new club the highest division they should have got into was the third. But they bought their way into the second. Even if the Clydebank take over had been allowed by league rules they should have started in the third division

But that's the point, they weren't a new club, they were Clydebank. Then they were bought over by someone who owned the name of a non-existent club 'Airdrie United', renamed and moved to Airdrie.

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Would they even have the man power to do such a review

I'd be a pretty pointless exercise too, insofar as they couldn't apply any sanction on Rangers (apart from the fairly nuclear and rather meaningless scenario of stripping them of league titles from before 1998).

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I'd be a pretty pointless exercise too, insofar as they couldn't apply any sanction on Rangers (apart from the fairly nuclear and rather meaningless scenario of stripping them of league titles from before 1998).

Ooooh more title baulbles to be handed out :)

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Not really sure why other than the fact that the clubs were happy to see the back of Clydebank

99/00 season, Saints turned over Clydebank 8-0 at love street, it was shambolic.

The groundsharing after they left Clydebank went in far too long. Letting any club sell it's ground is wrong.

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I'd be a pretty pointless exercise too, insofar as they couldn't apply any sanction on Rangers (apart from the fairly nuclear and rather meaningless scenario of stripping them of league titles from before 1998).

Pretty much that.

Why waste hard to come by money for an outcome that doesn't justify it? Simply wait for the SPL/SFA and Tax Case to decide on it, then just run an update script on the honours won database table. Costs next to fook all.

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I'd be a pretty pointless exercise too, insofar as they couldn't apply any sanction on Rangers (apart from the fairly nuclear and rather meaningless scenario of stripping them of league titles from before 1998).

Ask the punters HJ!

We'd enjoy it!

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Thing is what Airdrie did shouldnt have been allowed. In 1970 Dumbarton were about to buy over Clyde. However they were told by the league that they could not take Clyde's place in the first division. Yet Airdrie were allowed to take Clydebank's place in the second. Not really sure why other than the fact that the clubs were happy to see the back of Clydebank

Airdrie were basically coerced into doing the SFA & SFL's dirty work. They wanted rid of Clydebank as it would mean getting rid of that clown Dr John Hall for good, and so many SFL clubs deciding at the last minute not to back Airdrie but Gretna (after mumping their gums about them being "too far away") forced their hand. There wasn't any Clydebank FC left by the time Airdrie bought them out, Hall had seen to that. It's one of the reasons Jim Ballantyne is probably the most cynical chairman in the entire Scottish league, and his view of those in charge at Hampden is probably unprintable.

At least they did the right thing and gave the club's name back to the UCS that had battled so long to stop Hall destroying their club, and they're doing pretty well for themselves back in the Juniors, although having problems getting a permanant ground.

The rules were changed after this, as the SFL had to keep face and pretend to "tut tut" about it.

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Players proposing wage cuts of 75% for top earners, 50% for squad players and 25% for youth players.

Duff and Duffer allowing to wait until tomorrow before deciding on cuts despite reiterating they cannot enforce wage cuts....

What a farce, get the bin liners handed out....

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Airdrie were basically coerced into doing the SFA & SFL's dirty work. They wanted rid of Clydebank as it would mean getting rid of that clown Dr John Hall for good, and so many SFL clubs deciding at the last minute not to back Airdrie but Gretna (after mumping their gums about them being "too far away") forced their hand. There wasn't any Clydebank FC left by the time Airdrie bought them out, Hall had seen to that. It's one of the reasons Jim Ballantyne is probably the most cynical chairman in the entire Scottish league, and his view of those in charge at Hampden is probably unprintable.

At least they did the right thing and gave the club's name back to the UCS that had battled so long to stop Hall destroying their club, and they're doing pretty well for themselves back in the Juniors, although having problems getting a permanant ground.

The rules were changed after this, as the SFL had to keep face and pretend to "tut tut" about it.

It's a real shame about Clydebank and Airdrieonians. Both were clubs with decent supports in the eighties and it went wrong for them.

Airdrie United just won't come back to the levels before Broomfield was sold off and the idea now about Clydebank being in the top league seems strange now.

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It's a real shame about Clydebank and Airdrieonians. Both were clubs with decent supports in the eighties and it went wrong for them.

Airdrie United just won't come back to the levels before Broomfield was sold off and the idea now about Clydebank being in the top league seems strange now.

The way those twats at Hampden are running things, it might not be that long before they're asked back.

"Hello, Clydebank? Er, it's Donkeymaster at the SFA. Would you like to join the First Division as of next year? We've rationalised the entry criteria owing to the current problems our members are having. Yes Spartans, Cove Rangers, Gretna and Third Lanark have already said yes. Ground criteria? Well, can you guarantee your club can provide four tracky tops for goalposts? Hello? Hello? You still there?"

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99/00 season, Saints turned over Clydebank 8-0 at love street, it was shambolic.

The groundsharing after they left Clydebank went in far too long. Letting any club sell it's ground is wrong.

The same season Dunfermline turned them over 6-0 at EEP with the farcial situation of the kick-off being delayed for about 45 minutes after Clydebank's clapped out minibus kept breaking down.

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