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Donald Ford: Safety-first coaching kills originality
WHEN the huge financial swoop on the televising of English football was announced earlier this year, attention was drawn to the paucity of competition available in the sport in Scotland as a major factor in the absence of similar awards north of the border. Sadly, the highlighting of this situation has come and gone, and we have missed an opportunity to examine several root causes (quite apart from the accepted dominance of Celtic and Rangers) for the 20 or 30 years of decline in the standards of football being presented to the followers of the sport up here. 9
 
 
 

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