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I Play for Money

Documentary series charting the changes in Scottish football. How social changes 30 years ago resulted in a new breed of leader with new skills.

Thirty years ago Scottish football was riding high, producing many world-class players and regularly qualifying for international tournaments. But the social landscape was changing fast with a new political doctrine placing money above everything - resulting in one fifth of the work force in Scotland losing their jobs, fracturing the industrial communities that supported many of the football clubs. The game badly needed modernisation and a new direction. Emerging was a new breed of leaders with new skills, with the ability of keeping one eye on the ball and the other on business.

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Thu 25 Aug 2016 21:00

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In the first episode of ‘Scotland's Game’, broadcast on 25 August 2016 at 9pm on BBC One Scotland, the financial difficulties experienced by Hibernian in 1991 were described as follows in voiceover: “Hidden in the small print of the newly-formed Hibernian plc was the acquisition of a loss-making restaurant chain, trading in the south of England – and owned by one of David Rowland’s companies. Haemorrhaging massive debt - it dragged Hibs into receivership.” This referred to Edinburgh Hibernian plc, the parent company which owned Hibernian FC Ltd among various other companies. We would like to clarify that it was this parent company and not the football club which went into receivership.


  • Thu 25 Aug 2016 21:00

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