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A conspiracy theorist industry was born

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With three weeks until the scheduled kick off of season 2020-21 and 25 days until Uefa’s deadline on submitting champions for season 2019-20, the Scottish Government will today permit football to be played behind closed doors.

An industry was born this spring for conspiracy theorists who insist Scottish football would have been able to complete last season’s league programme, with blame variously laid at the feet of the SPFL or Peter Lawwell.  The former were told in no uncertain terms by the Government that the game would not resume as early as it has across Europe.  The latter, with his club sailing towards nine-in-a-row, wanted the season finished on the pitch.

Facts never matter to conspiracy theorists, they are too much trouble.  Lazy thinking will allow them to reminisce about what happened this spring for decades to come.

Uefa’s ruling yesterday that the first three qualification rounds for next season’s Champions and Europa Leagues is welcome.  Celtic will be seeded for each of these rounds, so given an even chance, we would hope to progress.  The biggest obstacle on this front is playing away in front of a partisan crowd – and let’s remember, Scottish clubs have waited longer than virtually everyone else for permission to even cross the white line.

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  1. Belmont Brian 9.58pm

     

     

    For goodness sake …

     

     

    Jim McMahon .. know him very well, went to school with wee “Speedy” his wee brother who passed well before his time … a terrific wee fitballer… Mr McMahon was a different person when the wee man passed … my mum & dad took me to Rhyl with the McMahons and me & wee Speedy spent a weekend causing trouble at the amusements as wee 13yr olds …

     

     

    Sad memories but also terrific memories 🍀

  2. GFTB

     

     

    Thoroughly enjoyed our shared memories tonight.

     

     

    As many posters say on this magical place ” am oot”

     

     

    hopefully I’ll speak to you soon, never know, see you in the Georgian for a pot :-)

     

     

    HH

     

     

    BB

  3. I was sent a text a couple of weeks ago.

     

    It said that Griff wouldn’t be going to France with the first team.

     

    Nothing to do with his weight.

     

     

    Lenny was said to be very frustrated with him as he had broken the social distancing rules we were all told to adhere too.

     

     

    The texter had been told that Griff had been playing 5 a side with his pals.

     

     

    TT

  4. BelmontBrian

     

     

    It’s a date :-)

     

     

    Cheers for the reminiscing, much appreciated

     

     

    Hail Hail

  5. Not just here .. but some Celtic fans love to comment on any Celtic negative

     

     

    Leigh Griffiths is our most natural goalscorer since Henrik … in fact he is probably a better finisher (not all round player as a Henrik was very special)

     

     

    On that note … GNGB fellow Celts

     

     

    The same punters who didn’t want Neil being offered the job in the “shower” are the same who want a wee jab at Leigh ….

     

     

    Sometimes some of our fans aren’t that much different from the Sevs (at times)

     

     

    Only happy when unhappy :-)

  6. Delaneys Dunky on

    Saint Tams

     

    Sorry. I thought you were J O’N. Another big Celtic/Leeds supporter from Knightswood like us. He lived round the corner from you on Alderman Road. I lived in Kirkton Avenue. The continuation of Pikeman Road. I am 5 years behind you at Corpus Christi and Saint Tams. Probably know each other to see. Belated Happy birthday

  7. Delaneys Dunky on

    Another song for Birthday Bhoy OldTim.

     

    This is my favourite ever song. Recorded and released in the month I was born. June 1965.

     

    My life song from birth to death.

     

     

    https://g.co/kgs/eekznq

  8. DD

     

    Nice to see you posting hope you are doing well. Liam Clancy and Bob Dylan went out with two sisters , Dylan was fascinated with the Clancys and spent a lot of time in Greenwich Village in New York. Bob said that Liam was the finest Ballad singer he ever heard. There is a series on you tube I think from memory it’s called the yellow bittern. Some great stories from Tom Paxton to Dylan Thomas. HH

  9. Delaneys Dunky on

    PapaJoe

     

    Robert Zimmerman loved Irish rebel music and Welsh poets like Dylan Thomas. Just so happens that Bob Dylan is the greatest living poet of my lifetime.

  10. DD

     

    Our music tastes maybe different, but our love of the Celtic is the same. Take care and stay safe and hope it’s not long till we are inside Celtic Park cheering on the hoops.HH

  11. A very big hoopy birthday to OldTim…81 years young today. One of the most warm hearted and generous persons I have the privilege of calling my friend.

     

    Have a wonderful day Dave and hopefully we will raise a glass to you…I might even get the chance to buy you a drink…:)

     

    Keep the Faith!

     

    Hail Hail!

  12. FAVOURITE UNCLE on

    Have a wonderful day Dave and hopefully we will raise a glass to you…I might even get the chance to buy you a drink…:)

     

     

    YOU wanna bet on that.

  13. A Ceiler Gonof Rust on

    Happy birthday Oldtim. Hope you have a great day today.

     

     

    Not seen you in ages pal, hope to catch up soon.

     

     

    HH

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