THE Scottish Football Writers’ Association has a new secretary. Following the stepping down of Graeme Bryce, the new secretary is Roddy Forsyth.
The changes follow the association’s annual general meeting, which saw Bryce – of the Scottish News of the World – step down after several years in the post.
Forsyth is best known for his work on BBC Radio Five Live and The Daily Telegraph.
One task he’ll be no doubt turning his mind to are tidying and enforcing the protocols of the various media and rights holders at Scottish Premier League games.
Only on Saturday, one radio station provoked the ire of the newspaper journalists attending the post-match press conference, following the Rangers’ 1-0 home defeat by Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
Instead of its microphone being switched off after the customary three questions, it remained live throughout, meaning many of the quotes that the newspaper journalists will have wanted to include in their reports being published the next day were already in the public domain that evening.
The AGM also adopted a new, streamlined constitution – said one source: “fit for the 21st century”.