Abject failure of leadership


After they hatched their plan to blackmail Scottish Football League clubs into voting Newco into the First Division, Stewart Regan, Neil Doncaster and David Longmuir might have paused to wonder what reaction they would receive.

You better believe they didn’t anticipate the reaction today from Clyde and Raith Rovers.  Rovers chairman, Turnbull Hutton, told BBC Scotland’s Jim Spence, “If we are at the stage of bending rules and accommodating, threatening and blackmailing, we want to give it up.”

“Bending rules… threatening… blackmailing…we want to give it up”.

Hutton went on to suggest heads should roll at the SFL, SFA and SPL.  He’s the first from within the football establishment to call for sackings but he’ll not be the last.

An extensive statement by Clyde FC concluded, “The papers include a proposal to allow a Newco to enter the 1st Division. This is contrary to the rules of the SFL and nothing within the papers justifies this proposal.”

Regan, Doncaster and Longmuir will now be contemplating that their bully-boy tactics will fail. SLF clubs will vote against their recommendations and SPL clubs will not stop promotion from the lower leagues based on merit.  It looks like abject failure of leadership.

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  1. eurochamps67,


    i dont get involved in others discussions,


    was just lightening the mood,hence the smiley face

  2. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice HAS prevailed on

    gallagher on 30 June, 2012 at 17:40 said:



    HE HE

  3. 67Heaven … I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice HAS prevailed on 30 June, 2012 at 17:51 said



    Some folk just take things too far and it ends up spilling over in to silliness :)))




  4. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on



    so another, no attempt to take on the analogy, just glib acceptance that I set out to attack an alchoholic.


    You’ll fit right in at the gazebo

  5. HenryClarson on 30 June, 2012 at 17:48 said:



    Henry, my thoughts exactly. He knew he had to move the pieces one by one….but now he seems to be playing things exactly as his predecessor did.



    Beyond all of the currently obvious issues, Scottish football is fundamentally, structurally flawed.



    Two HUGE teams (or as of now, one) playing against small town teams. You would never design a competition this way. What needs to happen is a bosman for clubs situation.



    Big teams from small countries should – and some day will – have the right to form associations and leagues with other similarly situated clubs. Celtic playing Benfica, Porto, Ajax, Feyenoord etc, would be a true competition.



    By the same token (and at a very different level) a Scottish league without either Celtic or sevco, could be a really interesting and competitive competition.



    Until we get to that point, we will be stuck with small town teams debating how to scrounge more of the Big team’s money.



    Neither competition nor business was ever intended to be thus. I am hopeful that this current mess can help break this flawed model.

  6. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice HAS prevailed on

    gallagher on 30 June, 2012 at 18:00 said:



    ‘Silly’ is my middle name …..LOL

  7. jungle jam67 on

    67Heaven … I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice HAS prevailed on 30 June, 2012 at 17:33 said:


    jungle jam67 on 30 June, 2012 at 17:13 said:



    I don’t think the SFL can be accused of failure yet …?



    so longmuir will not have a problem with his proposal to the sfl clubs?


    more than 6 clubs in sfl are saying no….with only 8 reqiuired for veto


    if in any doubt read the clyde fc chairman statment issued today.


    the vote has not eben taken place and spl and sfl clubs are in revolt.


    all the while RCO and the sfa avoid applying the rules and sanctions against RFC(IL)




  8. Can anyone clarify this for me please.


    Regarding these revelations by Alex Thomson that his mole at SFA has admitted Rangers should not have been playing football last season due to not meeting financial criteria.


    If this is proved. Then heads will surely role at SFA/SPL. Celtic would surely be able to sue SFA/SPL for loss of earnings from non participation in Champs league and also consequential loss (gate receipts and sponsorship spin offs etc).


    I am I missing something or will this not be potentially be explosive?

  9. What is the Stars on



    Been told that Dutch Masterpiece is fancied to win 6.20 at Lingfield (first time out 2 year old so anything can happen) 6/1

  10. 67Heaven … I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice HAS prevailed on 30 June, 2012 at 18:02 said:



    Mibbes the GB will have ‘Where have all the Silly Billys gone’



    Then again maybe not :)))




  11. The Moon Bhoys on

    This site is great for up to date information re Celtic, informed debate between honest straight up good Celtic men, and confrontational nonsense from certain posters who are on here every day looking for a fight, great stuff, it fair brightens up my day…




  12. thomthethim CQN (genuine) Badge Wearer on

    Another lesson on how the aul’ GAA should be played.



    Well done Barcegal !!

  13. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Doc is Neil Lennon on 30 June, 2012 at






    We shall indeed see




  14. The Battered Bunnet on 30 June, 2012 at 17:34 said:



    Absolutely brilliant summary of the corruption and conflicts of interest within the governing bodies of Scottish football.



    The statement from Clyde FC, Turnbull Hutton’s contribution and others in the last few days make it clear that there are people within the game who will not stand for the type of conspiracy being hatched by the failed leadership in Scotland.



    TBB’s summary should be publicised to a wider audience and there should be an active campaign to remove the conspirators(and those who have colluded) from office.



    TBB………………..Congratulations and thank you.



    Hail Hail

  15. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice HAS prevailed on

    jungle jam67 on 30 June, 2012 at 18:03 said:



    Think you may have misunderstood my statement, not difficult …!!!



    I feel the SFL haven’t done anything wrong at this stage…..with SFA / SPL having realised that the SPL CLUBS are not going to be bullied, they are now trying it on with the SFL CLUBS, who are telling them where to go with their bullying etc……..the SPL Board were in collusion with SFA…..I don’t think the SFL board were similarly compromised…??

  16. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice HAS prevailed on

    gallagher on 30 June, 2012 at 18:08 said:





  17. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on




    Can you deny that as far as you know Celtic and Sevco have applied to join the English championship next season ?




  18. The Battered Bunnet on 30 June, 2012 at 17:34 said:



    When the level of corruption at Rangers(In administration) is written out like that it is difficult to comprehend just how rotten that club was.


    When it is laid bare, they simply should never be allowed to play anywhere at any level, ever.

  19. The Battered Bunnet (at 17:34):



    Not for the first time are we indebted to you for a marvelous summary.




  20. The Comfortable Collective on

    It is indeed fitting that the first game of the new season pits Celtic against Aberdeen.



    This is the only fixture in Scottish League history to have been played every season without exception. Beginning in 1904 when Aberdeen made it into the top league.



    Although there is now another team in the SPL who have never been relegated from the top division in their history. Ross County.

  21. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice HAS prevailed on

    The Moon Bhoys on 30 June, 2012 at 18:09 said:



    Put ’em up …..!!!!!!!!

  22. sixtaeseven: No NewClub in SPL and it's Non-Negotiable! on

    Bomber Brown:


    “whose name is on the title deeds?”



    Thommo Thompson:


    “whose dirty deeds let them compete for the title?”

  23. There’s something very noble to come out of this mess that restores ur faith in human nature. The fans are the ones whose morals are winning the day. Greed is no longer good, greed is bad very bad. Yes clubs will be effected financially by this especially those clubs whose players contracts over a number of years have to be honoured. But once these bullies have been defeated I won’t be in the least surprised if season ticket sales and gate receipts significantly increase for all clubs affected. Decency has already won the initial SPL battle and it will win the war.

  24. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Have to agree with Canamalar with regards CQN posters commenting on stuff that they haven’t actually read.



    Or running away with the false allegations from a fellow CQNer whom has arrived at the ridiculously false assumption and then smears you with it.



    Often these false conclusions, assumptions, smears are brought about by two things. Stupidity and an emotional insecurity. Could also be a dire need for friendship.




  25. Morality plays



    Come in all shapes and forms.



    Teenage Morality plays.



    Trying adult on to see how it fits, Mom and Dad away, power corrupting.



    The Simpsons do it. Futurama do it. Any number of those sickly tween series that Disney channel show do it. Risky Business is teenage morality play writ Tom Cruise large. Ferris Bueller is it again. The list is endless.



    The more I come on this site or read the news the more I think that the Mums and Dads of the SFA, SPL and SFL are away on Spring Break and Doncaster and Regan etc are the fools trying out dad’s chair and seeing what running a business is like.



    I actually keep hoping it’s the case and Mr Hogan comes in and says ‘Right that’s enough Chad give me the SPL back before you break it beyond repair.’



    ‘But Dad! I’m going to revolutionise the kick soccer game in Scotchland!’



    ‘No your not Chad, you’re going to hand it back and get this mess cleaned up.’



    ‘But Dad, Donnie Doncaster mussed his dad’s thing up too!’



    ‘Chad! Get to your room.’




  26. The Comfortable Collective on

    Green Brigade banner should say,



    “Right, now where were we, back to the football”.

  27. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on



    careful now, you might end up on MWD’s list :oD))

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