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. thomthethim CQN (genuine) Badge Wearer on

    Sevco have players who can play in multiple positions……at least I hope so !!

  2. !!Bada Bing!!


    With all the players we have could we form


    a Celtic 2 team and apply to join the SFL divison 3.

  3. TerryONeill Neil ah love yae on

    Snake@19.57 ,king wis muddying the waters,ah didnt realise at the time what letter he wis referring to.



    Regan had indeed responded to the question of rangers licence application but contrary to kings guff he did not exonerate rangers all he did wis basically refer to the relevant rules but did not say rangers had no case.



    Regan avoided the question king for what evr reason fear or stupidity ? Wis trying his best not to see a story under his nose.

  4. !!Bada Bing!! on 30 June, 2012 at 20:39 said:



    maybe 26 is more realistic, i sometimes think we as celtic fans are making a lot of young guys very rich for very little in return, i’d like to see that stop



    Doc is Neil Lennon



    did not think you were having a go about that, i was just saying that i would not waste my time telling porkies am not a hun after all!!!!!!!

  5. !!Bada Bing!! on

    henr1k- Hopefully the rat Peat gets implicated now,we should have hounded him before he collected his fat pension.

  6. stephbhoy on 30 June, 2012 at 20:42 said:


    Fair point re-quality of the squad.


    I’m not happy playing second fiddle to anyone.


    I am content that Celtic have conducted their affairs within the law and not cheated, I fully expect that after investigation we will have a rather long in a row record.


    I’d rather be second than a cheat, if that makes me a loser, so be it.



    Regarding players positions, of course, ideally each player will play in their ideal position, however, a versatile player or two is needed in every squad.

  7. Partizan on 30 June, 2012 at 20:33 said:



    Obviously Paul67 cant be here all the time.



    Would anyone else care to speculate why he ran a scare-story yesterday?



    Im not really having a go. It seemed to help, as SFL1 clubs denied the story.



    But I got the feeling that Paul ran the story to get a rise out of us.





    what’s scary is your perception :-)

  8. !!Bada Bing!! on 30 June, 2012 at 20:39 said:



    pl has far more experience of running a football club the size of celtic than roy hodgson has. his only really big gig before liverpool was inter where the coach gets nowhere choosing the size and make up of the squad.

  9. stephbhoy on 30 June, 2012 at 20:47 said:


    !!Bada Bing!! on 30 June, 2012 at 20:39 said:



    I conced the point, a quality squad of 26 or so players would be better than what we have just now.


    Having said that we’ve already trimmed the squad this summer haven’t we?

  10. Foxy_1888 on 30 June, 2012 at 20:45 said:



    i have seen many a good player lost to football, not because of their quality, but because of their lack of opportunity afforded to them. my view is that young players are victims of their age as are, to a lessor degree older players. when a young player comes into a team and plays well followed by a blip in form, panic sets in and we hear stuff about burnout etc… the same rules dont seem to apply when a player is 25 even if the players goes from playing well to playing poorly, its tolerated to a greater degree.



    i can honestly say that i have witnessed few players in a celtic top who have been good every week, maybe di canio, larsson, johan

  11. Canamalar…. if you ever go to a game home or away, let me know I’d be delighted to buy you a coffee. I’m sure you’re lovely face to face.



    I suggest you take some of your own advice. When you look in the mirror and don’t like what you see, you shouldn’t change the mirror.







  12. HT


    There speaks an eejit who long forgot his roots


    and knows heehaw about Scottish football.

  13. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on



    I cant believe your insistnce an inferior team beat us, especially with the levels of corruption being revealed.


    You obviously consider the level of cheating was acceptable.

  14. Philbhoy - It's just the beginning! on




    Yer no that ugly!



    Olivia thought you were “quite handsome!”



    Hope the weather is good for you tomorrow and stay of thet coffeee!



    It’s bad for you!



    Take care my friend.

  15. Mountain_Bhoy is Neil Lennon on

    bring it oan!! Imaginary FC and their non walking away Zombie followers! imagine it in Scotland nowwe are finally united? asbolute scheissen kicked out of them at every bus station! LOL

  16. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on 30 June, 2012 at 20:59 said:


    That is a total misrepresentation of what Stephbhoy said.


    There was no insistence from Stephbhoy, he just made a point.

  17. Foxy_1888 on 30 June, 2012 at 20:45 said:



    james forrest has good and bad weeks, but he has been given an opportunity and he has taken that opportunity. i would imagine the more you are around the first team squad and the more games you play for the first team the more confident you become which improves preformance as you develop a belief you belong, more opportunities.

  18. tephbhoy on 30 June, 2012 at 20:54 said



    i can see how that’s how it looks from the stands. the reality is that confidence and temperament are far more crucial in a players development than you could possibly know.


    some players have got it in abundance others not so. on the training ground or in a reserve game with few crowds they can all look fantastic. some players go to pieces on the bigger occasion due to their psychological make up. these types take longer to develop and if not handled correctly the damage done is permanent.


    George Connelly anyone.

  19. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on



    still digging, you like most here know if I think I’ve overstepped the mark I apologise usually unreservedly, I’ve done it often enough.


    On this occaion I have said\done nothing wrong, yu have a problem dealing with people of principal, thats not my problem, once again I will decide when I renew my season ticket and your juvinile attempt to denigrade my position really only reflects on you.


    I would like to be meeting you for the first game of the season, but that will depend on my interpretation of the board action\inaction.


    My intepretation appears to be something I’m not allowed and I should accept only yours, free what

  20. stephbhoy on 30 June, 2012 at 21:03



    It’s all down to the individual steph. some players can handle it better than others. you’d be surprised at the characters that dont progress so well as others. not the shy types, surprisingly, they can come on leaps and bounds without much to worry about. they have inner strength that isnt always visible to the naked eye.


    generally it’s the extroverts you have to worry about.

  21. Snake Plissken on

    Terry ONeill



    Good to know. I think this could be the nuclear thing folks have been talking about.






    Aye, still here. Looks like the plot thickens.






    It could be nothing of course but if Alex Thomson has said someone told him I am more inclined to believe it has substance.

  22. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Hodgson has ran teams and would realise a smaller squad is easier to train and cheaper to run.

  23. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on



    I dont believe it is a misrepresentation, its an old argument trying to blame Celtic for not being able to overcome cheating of a level never seen before.


    How could Celtic influence a 0-3 result the hundead got at tannadice, remind me howmany penalties they got that game and how many points they won the title by

  24. Snake Plissken on 30 June, 2012 at 21:10



    The more of this is revealed, the more i think SR is the one who is talking to Alex tomo.


    Crazy tin hat paranoid time here:


    He’s gone on holiday and let doncaster hang himself with these documents (which have his fingerprints on them – he was the last one to edit them according to microsoft word – how much of an amateur? is this man??)


    by the time regan comes back, doncaster will be toast. and regan is now hunting CO next – it will be CO who got the european pass for the ex-huns. hes using tomo to get CO out???


    maybe regan isnt as useless as i think – just maybe!

  25. O.G.Rafferty on 30 June, 2012 at 21:14



    got it from celticminded site. im guessing it’s from mid november time on regan’s twitter


    not sure if twitter goes back that far?