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  • Dick&Maureen Daniel

    Dick&Maureen Daniel April 3, 2006, 1:04 p.m. (Message 44961)

    Re: Over 700 schoolchildren dance in Glasgow

    So you reckon that more  rules [like the goalie standing in First position] 
    might solve Scottish Football's problems?  I know little about football, but 
    I somehow doubt that is the answer.    As I understand it, Scottish football 
    has achieved OUTSTANDING international achievements in the past, despite all 
    the odds against them succeeding.
    Conversely, perhaps you are agreeing with me that dispensing with the 
    absolute letter of the rules, unless you want to play real COMPETITIVE 
    football, would increase the fun element, to the overall benefit of the 
    Maybe someone should form a committee and organise an international survey 
    to find out why Scottish Football has such a bad image with youngsters, then 
    introduce a PR exercise to sort it all out.  That's what the politicians 
    would advise.  Should only take a few years and a few millions, to arrive at 
    an indecisive conclusion and an ineffectual campaign.
    Or maybe it's just that Scotland is a small country with a small population 
    from which to draw talent, and insufficient funding to encourage youngsters 
    to develop their kicking technique, rather than just instructing them that 
    pointing their toes is the supreme immutable priority for all levels of the 
    Dick Daniel
    From:  Bryan McAlister <xxxxx@xxxxxxxx.xxxxx.xx.xx>
    Reply-To:  SCD news and discussion <>
    Subject:  Re: Over 700 schoolchildren dance in Glasgow
    Date:  Mon, 3 Apr 2006 10:06:33 +0100
    >Actually this is a great analogy.  One of the reasons that Scottish 
    >Football is "not very good" these days is that kids nowadays dont kick cans 
    >around on the street. Often they are not allowed to.  The result is our 
    >football teams are half filled (or more) with the "nearly retired" from 
    >other countries and we have the spectacle of a non league team (Gretna) 
    >winning trough to a Cup final.
    >Scottish football is now not shown live on network TV and as a result seems 
    >to be having difficulty in retaining the commercial sponsorships that are 
    >increasingly relied on these days.

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