The football week

Date: 30th August 2016

That was the football week 4 29/8/16 by the SFSA reporting team

A review of all the main talking points you need to reflect on this week.

Scotland’s Game a BBC special documentary

When there is any feature on Scottish Football that looks at our game it is certainly worth watching. The 1st in a series of 4 was an enjoyable watch as it covered areas such as the Souness at Rangers, the Mo Johnston affair, The Celtic Biscuit tin and the rise of Dundee United under Jim McLean. There was some fans archive from the Johnston affair and on the Hands off Hibs campaign. Our disappointment is that no fans representatives were in on the making the programmes as their views are just as important as the journalists who comment on the industry. Episode 2 airs this Thursday at 9pm on BBC1

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07pqpfp

Virtual reality could it come to football? Well it will probably never happen in Scotland but our friends in the USA have started the ball rolling.

Microsoft And Intel Are Teaming Up To Create A New Virtual Reality Headset And Sports Studio

The Tom Daley League Table

IF YOU SEE AN OFFENDER LET US KNOW AND WE WILL ADD THEM TO THE LEAGUE TABLE

Scottish Diving League Season 2016/17
Jamie Walker Hearts 2 game ban
Jake Mulraney Inverness Caley Thistle yellow card
Leigh Griffiths Celtic yellow card

The ref played a blinder

Craig Burley reckons Craig Thomson would never be allowed to referee another game if he had messed with broadcasters in the USA. Thomson refused to work with BT Sport production staff, starting the second-half of Celtic’s win over St Johnstone over a minute early while the station were still running commercials. (Daily Record

Falkirk FC

Falkirk fans are working hard to raise funds for long term supporter Gordon McFarlane. He suffered a stroke and they are looking to modify his home to allow him to get home from hospital. If you know any Bairns fans make sure they see this auction. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/getgordyhome

Celtic a through to Champions League group stages & top the league

Great news for all the other teams in the league is the fact that they get a £200,000 bonus due to the Celtic Qualification so that has got to be good news for everybody. After just 3 weeks normal service is resumed in the league as Celtic go top.

QATAR

No football fan we have ever met wants to go to Qatar. Our friends at Playfair continue to highlight the disgraceful treatment of workers from the 3rd world.

http://www.fsf.org.uk/blog/view/playfair-qatar-asks-for-help-from-fan-groups

Think of the parents

For every supporting success story there is a tale of dedication not just of the athlete but also by their parents. This is well worth reading.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/olympics/2016/08/23/parents-of-team-gbs-olympic-heroes-deserve-credit-for-years-of-s/

In Engerland – our top picks

Twenty’s Plenty

Great to see the campaign gather momentum with a neat sponsorship that means any fans going to an away game at St Mary’s will get in for £20.

http://www.fsf.org.uk/latest-news/view/virgin-media-joins-forces-with-fsf-to-cut-costs-for-away-fans

In Europe

The arrival of Chinese and Arabian money into the game across Europe is having serious consequences. Over the next few weeks we will be looking at this issue in more depth and see how this influx of cash is having a negative impact here in Scotland.

http://www.insideworldfootball.com/2016/08/15/chinas-idg-enters-frances-ligue-1-taking-e100m-piece-lyonnias/

http://www.insideworldfootball.com/2016/07/29/leeds-united-become-latest-championship-target-chinas-big-money-players/

Published 29/8/16


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