Thursday, 7 May 2009

Football Focus

Finally back with some crap chat to report, and it is a cumulative effort as the parliament has recently been swamped with a pandemic, not of swine flu, but of cheesy football related motions that dont really say anything whatsoever. The criteria seems to simply be that you exist, you dont have to have had any success.

S3M-04055 Aileen Campbell (South of Scotland) (Scottish National Party): First Division Champions— That the Parliament congratulates St Johnstone FC on its promotion to the Scottish Premier League; notes the hard work of the team, manager and backroom staff and the dedicated support of the fans, and wishes the team all the very best for a successful season next year.

To be fair, St Johnstone did win the league, so this motion is forgiven.

S3M-04031 Willie Coffey (Kilmarnock and Loudoun) (Scottish National Party): Kilmarnock FC, Scotland's Oldest Professional Football Club at 140 Years Old— That the Parliament congratulates Kilmarnock Football Club on its 140th anniversary; recognises that the club is the oldest professional football club in Scotland and has played a significant role in the development of professional football in Scotland, and looks forward to the club’s continuing contribution to a strong and successful future for Scottish football.

They are 140, but any lover of Arsene Wenger esque free flowing football will doubt the statement that they have played a significant role in football in scotland.

S3M-4011 Cathy Jamieson: Auchinleck Talbot FC Citilink Scottish Junior Cup Final—That the Parliament congratulates Auchinleck Talbot FC in reaching the final of the Citilink Scottish Junior Cup; notes that the club has won the Scottish Junior Cup on seven previous occasions; wishes the team well for the final against Clydebank FC at Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, on 31 May 2009; also notes that the club is currently celebrating its centenary year, and thanks everyone associated with the club for their continued work in the local community.

However, there was no consensus on this note.

S3M-04040 Des McNulty (Clydebank and Milngavie) (Lab): That the Parliament applauds the renaissance of Clydebank FC, which sees the team reaching the Citilink Scottish Junior Cup final for the first time since its reinvention six years ago; acknowledges the tremendous work of the United Clydebank Supporters Trust in its tireless support of the team that started out with no funds and still has no home; thanks everyone associated with the club for their contribution to the local community, and hopes that Bankie fans will have every reason to celebrate on 31 May 2009.

There is a hint at least of achievement in those, but this:

S3M-03444 Hugh Henry (Paisley South) (Scottish Labour): St Mirren Football Club— That the Parliament notes that St Mirren Football Club was established in 1877 and is one of the oldest football clubs in Scotland; further notes that St Mirren Football Club was a founder member of the Scottish League in 1890 and moved to Love Street in 1894; acknowledges the club's success in winning the Scottish Cup in 1926, 1959 and 1987; notes that the move from Love Street to the new St Mirren Park stadium provides a tremendous new stadium that will benefit both the club and the wider community, and wishes St Mirren Football Club success both on and off the field in this new chapter in its long history.

But they are second bottom?

Youth teams aswell!
S3M-04043 Shirley-Anne Somerville (Lothians) (Scottish National Party): Hibs Under-19s SFA Youth Cup Win— That the Parliament congratulates Hibernian Football Club under-19s on their SFA Youth Cup win; notes that the final against Rangers was won by two goals to one; further notes the exciting game that went to extra time as both teams were drawn one each, and also congratulates Kurtus Byrne whose goal in the last minute of extra time gave Hibs its first taste of Youth Cup glory for 17 years.

Also, in true crap chat fashion, some motions are double dunters!

S3M-04066 Richard Simpson (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Scottish Labour): Congratulations to St Johnstone FC— That the Parliament congratulates St Johnstone Football Club in capturing the First Division championship and wishes the club well on its deserved return to the Scottish Premier League next season.

S3M-04010 Cathy Jamieson (Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley) (Scottish Labour): Kilmarnock FC 140th Anniversary— That the Parliament congratulates Kilmarnock Football Club on marking its 140th anniversary; notes that Kilmarnock FC is the oldest professional football club in Scotland; recognises that the club has been a great ambassador for Ayrshire and Scotland, and looks forward to further success on the pitch and as part of the local community

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