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9 minutes ago, 'WellDel said:

Tony Mowbray Scottish, who knew? The S*n with this bombshell revelation.194160112_Screenshot_20220829-205223_SamsungInternet.thumb.jpg.eda68a87630e87e7a67fb70d9f6db0e5.jpg

He's also not the Blackburn boss.

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20 hours ago, The Master said:

Another day, another instance of Tom English deliberately talking down the Scottish game to make us feel grateful for what we've got.

 The reality is that the EFL does indeed attract higher gross figures, but that's because there's more games.

Per-game, the SPFL averages at just below 300k; the EFL 100k. 

I don't think the viewing figures come into it too much with the EFL.

As the feeder to the EPL, the EFL must be kept solvent(ish).

Clubs like Preston, Rotherham, and Millwall, who pretty much nobody outside their local area is interested in whatsoever, get a basic payment of £7m a year from the tv money. It's all because of the league they're below. Nobody gives a f**k whether anyone is watching or not, as is evidence by the continuing payment of these sums to a league hardly anyone actually watches (on telly).

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24 minutes ago, Cardle is Magic said:

I never watch Sportscene but I can't believe it's so bad that Michael Stewart is considered a "good pundit".

It depends what the topic is, but he is actually about as good as there is in Scotland.

As mentioned above, he's more in-depth tactically than the usual lazy 'keeper should have done better' pish. The only other one who explains what is actually happening in a game well is Derek Ferguson.

He is also a clearer thinker (admittedly not difficult) on the more tricky issues than most of the other pundits. The problem is that he's not as articulate as he thinks he is and struggles to explain himself clearly when being howled at by a group of people who disagree with him. It's often frustrating listening to him knowing that he's simultaneously right on the issue he's talking about, and making such a c**t of explaining it that the choobs he's arguing with can make him sound unreasonable.

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On 27/08/2022 at 22:38, craigkillie said:

 


I'm not sure why you think this is terrible journalism or why those screenshots are relevant. The reason O'Riley is linked with bigger clubs is that he is a young player who has performed very well since moving to Celtic.

 

Apologies, I wasn't sure where to post but was trying to find some logic as to why such massive clubs would consider spending £20m on a player who was worth £1.5m in January and has done okay in domestic Scottish competition 😇

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On 27/08/2022 at 10:24, G51 said:

Certainly seems that way.

What happened here? Did you forget to switch accounts before replying to yourself?

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Seeing all that makes me proud of what real supporters of football achieved that spring and summer.

Not the actual nuclear option, of levelling Ibrox and salting the earth thereafter, but the best we could, I think.

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1 minute ago, Ranaldo Bairn said:

Seeing all that makes me proud of what real supporters of football achieved that spring and summer.

Not the actual nuclear option, of levelling Ibrox and salting the earth thereafter, but the best we could, I think.

Very true. Without stringent opposition from fans of virtually every other club, they'd have slithered into the second tier and we'd have been denied the hilarity of about 50% of the Banter Years thread. The scare stories were tremendous though. Weren't FIVE clubs going to go into administration? 😂

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Aye some papers had the badges of the five clubs and were saying that they were almost immediately about to be 'plunged' in to administration among other hilarious, bitter, tearful hopes of the game here disintegrating.

 

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