Since Scotland’s 3-0 defeat from England at Wembley it seems that the attack dogs have been released on Stewart Regan.
Almost every problem in the game is being pinned on the SFA with Regan as the biggest blazer in town in the firing line.
Now into his sixth year as chief executive there hasn’t been many achievements to be added to his CV since he left a similar post with Yorkshire County Cricket Club.
As a complete outsider to the Scottish game the then 46-year-old had a real chance to reshape the game following Gordon Smith’s less than glorious time in charge.
Transparency, accountability and other buzzwords were popular when Regan came to power but six years down the line it’s hard to find a single area of the game that has benefited.
A second indoor training complex has been operated at Oriam in Edinburgh while the women’s game has developed in line with other European countries.
Despite the complete failure of the Scotland international side at all levels Regan seems immune to criticism from the member clubs.
The governance failure of 2011/12 that led to the liquidation of Rangers has made no impact on the game with the tribute act limping along despite successive sets of accounts carrying going concern warnings.