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    I wonder how this would apply to a badly run club like Hearts? Do they get to participate in any government hand outs like anyone else, using COVID-19 as an excuse for their clubs financial woes?

    "Yeah, COVID-19 sent us over the edge, bail us out".

    Hold on - what about that other c£30m you've just fired through in the past 5 years since your Administration event?


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    Surely Scottish sport & Scottish football fall under the remit of Holyrood?
    They do but Scotland relies on a block grant from the British government which is carefully controlled so that Health, Education and Social services account for the vast majority of the money.

    Scotland therefore doesn't have any money to bail out football clubs and to be honest there are far more deserving cases out there in the shape of the self employed and small business who employ tens of thousands of people.

    Football clubs at the elite end in Scotland pay players obscene amounts of money and maybe not renewing £5,000 to £20,000 a week contracts is a much better way to survive any financial problems than asking for government handouts.

    At the lower end of Scottish football the players are part time and numbers employed are very small but the income streams are more under threat.

    Its here you would hope the SFA would make advance payments and redistribute some of their TV money as its in the small clubs where the real hardship will be found.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EI255 View Post
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    Amazes me that football is put on such a high plateau. There are f k n lives at risk here!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Baldmans Comb View Post
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    They do but Scotland relies on a block grant from the British government which is carefully controlled so that Health, Education and Social services account for the vast majority of the money.

    Scotland therefore doesn't have any money to bail out football clubs and to be honest there are far more deserving cases out there in the shape of the self employed and small business who employ tens of thousands of people.

    Football clubs at the elite end in Scotland pay players obscene amounts of money and maybe not renewing £5,000 to £20,000 a week contracts is a much better way to survive any financial problems than asking for government handouts.

    At the lower end of Scottish football the players are part time and numbers employed are very small but the income streams are more under threat.

    Its here you would hope the SFA would make advance payments and redistribute some of their TV money as its in the small clubs where the real hardship will be found.
    No reasonable minded person can surely disagree with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cocteautwin View Post
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    I wonder how this would apply to a badly run club like Hearts? Do they get to participate in any government hand outs like anyone else, using COVID-19 as an excuse for their clubs financial woes?

    "Yeah, COVID-19 sent us over the edge, bail us out".

    Hold on - what about that other c£30m you've just fired through in the past 5 years since your Administration event?

    Most of the Media especially Sportsound insist that Hearts is a well run club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betty Boop View Post
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    Most of the Media especially Sportsound insist that Hearts is a well run club.
    And of course we all know that isn't the case but somehow they always come up smelling of roses

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    Quote Originally Posted by HIBERNIAN-0762 View Post
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    And of course we all know that isn't the case but somehow they always come up smelling of roses

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betty Boop View Post
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    Most of the Media especially Sportsound insist that Hearts is a well run club.
    Yeah, weird one when it quite clearly isnít the case. HMFC are totally reliant on external donations to keep the club going and would be toast without the contributions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betty Boop View Post
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    Most of the Media especially Sportsound insist that Hearts is a well run club.
    I wonder what they're saying after Budge's latest statement?
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    Apart from Hearts of course....

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