Admin feel free to remove if you feel it is a topic best left off the boards.
It is something that has blighted our game for a long time now. Finger pointing, aye bit, aye bit yooz, different company blah blah blah
I got more and more annoyed as some people tended to use the subject as a mud slinging exercise and actualy had no care in the world about the victims. The link above is obviously about Scottish football but we all know that it is something that has happened in England and everywhere else in the world.
Aye bit England or whatever is not an acceptable stand point. That's an old company is not an acceptable stand point.
If there are suspicions - act upon it. Report it. Let the authorities investigate it properly. If someone is proven innocent then let them be. Trial by social media has no good outcome regardless of innocence - mud sticks. Right now on Twitter there is a witch hunt on a poster going on. Lots of people claiming to have seen evidence, some claiming it is not their place to report, others showing evidence that is not evidence just opinion. Let the authorities determine their innocence and if they are guilty they get banged up but right now this person's life is ruined even if proven innocent.
As a coach of youth football I know there are measures in place, however, in my opinion they are worthless. Anyone can pass a check if they haven't been caught yet.
More willingness to be open and transparent, more willingness to support the victims but also get away from this suing culture as in my opinion it prevents open and honest apologies on behalf of a club for fear of being sued another 1000 times.
It's time to talk about abuse