Abuser hypocrisy, United and Atletico


I don’t know what was said to Neil Lennon after the victory over Dunfermline last week but if it caused him to react I can imagine the tone.  The few visits I made to the South Stand during Gordon Strachan’s tenure left an indelible image of life as a Celtic manager.

Whatever Kirk Broadfoot did or did not say to Rangers fans towards the end of their defeat at Kilmarnock yesterday, does anyone seriously think it contained more invective than has been hurled at the player for most of his career?

The self-righteous indignation some football fans exhibit when an employee earning [insert a completely irrelevant figure here]exhibits intolerance to what would get you barred for life from any other workplace in the country is the epitome of hypocrisy.

Garry Kenneth, who is likely to face Celtic at Tannadice on Sunday, today told the world he will not be renewing his contract when it expires at the end of the season, saying, “Dundee United are a feeder club, it has always been like that.” Ouch.  Whatever Kenneth thinks of United he should at least respect their fans emotional investment in the club to be a whole lot more careful with his words.  Should make for a tense afternoon in the United defence, especially if we can put the big guy under some pressure.

Big game on Wednesday.  A win would fire enormous impetus into our season.  Whatever the outcome, the game will provide Neil Lennon with a guide on how to play in the hugely important month ahead.

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  1. voguepunter says:



    29 November, 2011 at 11:40


    McNair is the greatest says:



    29 November, 2011 at 11:36


    Never knew Steve Mc Queen came from Alenxandria.


    Things you learn on here.







    ‘Well known Vale man separated at birth from his ugly Hun brother.”

  2. voguepunter says:



    29 November, 2011 at 11:40


    McNair is the greatest says:



    29 November, 2011 at 11:36


    Never knew Steve Mc Queen came from Alenxandria.


    Things you learn on here.







    ‘Well known Vale man separated at birth from his ugly Hun brother.”




    GOOGYBHOY 1150



    It is still known as a chapel in Scotland;nothing really wrong with that.



    A lot of Protestants in Scotland don’t like the word chapel nowadays,in much the same way that they do not wear a crucifix with Christ on it-though some will wear a standard cross-as having too Catholic a connotation.



    Strange then that one of the most iconic places in Masonry is Rosslyn Chapel.



    A lot of people on both sides seem quick to forget that Catholic or Protestant matters not. They are Christians together.

  4. Wasn’t it just amazing that as soon as the incident was reported by the media it was a “sectarian attack”?


    Has any apology or retraction of this statement been made?


    No, I didn’t think so.


    Just another pumped up story by the gutter press to incite hatred between supporters.

  5. ttt



    You have changed my mind :>)



    But I still think these situations can be better managed…..I can’t help it……..Management…..Suits…..Arghhhh……



    You said it yourself.



    Power to the Workers.

  6. The news that RTC broke THREE DAYS AGO that Craig Whyte has never paid TAX or NI for any of his employees is for me the biggest news item concerning Scottish sport this year. Bigger than him actually buying Rangers. Bigger than Mc Bain and McIntyre arrestments. Bigger than the wee tax bill. Bigger than the sheriff officers knocking on the door. Bigger than their medals being seized by debt collectors.



    How is this news item being handled by the Scottish media ?



    If as expected .. has anyone managed to bring it up on a phone in ?



    If not why not ?



    Sorry for being so nosey.



    Hail Hail

  7. http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/payinghmrc/problems/dontpay/debts.htm



    What could happen if you don’t pay HMRC



    HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is responsible for making sure that money is available to fund the UK’s public services and expects people to pay their tax in full and on time.


    If you are unable to pay your bill in full and on time you should contact HMRC as soon as possible. HMRC’s contact details will be clearly shown on the paperwork you receive.


    The most important thing is to contact HMRC straight away. The sooner you contact HMRC the sooner they can begin working with you to find a solution. HMRC may, in some circumstances, allow you additional time to pay.






    On this page:


    What happens if you ignore a payment demand


    Failure to pay a demand – England, Wales and Northern Ireland


    Failure to pay a demand – Scotland


    Insolvency proceedings in the UK


    More useful links


    What happens if you ignore a payment demand


    Ignoring a demand does not make the debt go away. If you don’t respond you may be charged additional interest, penalties and surcharges. Your debt may be referred to a private debt collection agency and during 2011-12 HMRC will be using the following agencies to pursue some debts on their behalf:


    Advantis Credit Ltd


    Apex Credit Management Ltd


    Close Credit Management Ltd


    Commercial Collection Services Ltd


    Commercial Credit Services Group


    Credit Solutions Ltd


    Direct Legal and Collections


    Fairfax Solicitors Ltd


    Fredrickson International Ltd


    iQor Recovery Services Ltd


    Rossendales Ltd


    HMRC may take legal action to recover the debt and costs.


    If HMRC believe you or your business are insolvent they may start bankruptcy action or winding up proceedings.


    The longer you delay contacting HMRC the less likely HMRC is to allow you any extra time and the more serious the consequences are likely to be.



    Failure to pay a demand – Scotland


    Collecting debts through your PAYE tax code


    If you are in Pay As You Earn (PAYE) employment or receive a UK-based pension HMRC can reduce your tax code to collect your debt, if you owe £2999.99 or less.


    HMRC will send you a letter telling you that they intend to try to recover the money owed in this way from the 6 April of the following year. You will be sent a PAYE Coding Notice between January and March immediately before the start of the tax year on 6 April to say that your tax code includes the collection of the outstanding debt.


    Sheriff’s court


    If you fail to pay what you owe, HMRC will apply to the sheriff’s court as soon as possible after the date of the demand letter for a warrant to collect all outstanding debts.


    You will have 14 calendar days in which to pay your debt from the date of the warrant. If you still don’t pay the debt HMRC will:



    1. take the money directly from your pay or bank account


    2. take and sell certain goods (within your business premises or kept externally on your property)


    3. make you bankrupt



    Find out more about sheriff court proceedings in the factsheet Form








    Insolvency proceedings in the UK


    Personal bankruptcy


    Any sole traders or individuals in a partnership who fail to meet all requests to settle their debt can be petitioned for bankruptcy by HMRC.


    If the court makes a bankruptcy order, it may mean that:


    you can be forced to cease trading or you lose control of your business


    the court appoints someone to investigate your financial affairs


    your goods and/or assets are sold to pay the debt (plus costs)


    you may be unable to obtain credit over a certain amount


    future income is used to settle current debts



    Find out more about sequestration in Scotland – EF5 (Scotland)






    Winding up your company


    HMRC may petition the court for the winding up of incorporated companies and partnerships that fail to pay their debts.


    If the court makes a winding up order, it may mean that:


    your company/partnership is forced to cease trading or you lose control of your business


    goods and/or assets are sold to pay your debt plus costs


    the court appoints someone to investigate your financial affairs


    you may be disqualified from acting as a company director



    Learn more about winding up a company – EF6 (PDF 81K)




  8. The Honest Mistake (Sickened) on

    Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo 29 November, 2011 at 12:16:


    I’ve not being keeping up with RTC but it was originally reported as being a couple of months in arrears. Has this been updated?

  9. Celtic_First says:


    29 November, 2011 at 11:45






    What’s wrong with the world indeed?



    I was thinking about this this morning. Experience teaches us that feasts are only good if you really mean them. To prepare for the feast, a period of fasting, self-denial, hard work is often necessary (Advent before Christmas, Lent before Easter, Ramadan before Eid ul_Fitr).



    If you just show up for the feast, and then move on to the next feast (Burns Night, Valentine’s Day, St Patrick’s Day, Mother’s Day and whatever else the retail industry has invented for us, often by misinterpreting and perverting traditional feasts) without ever going through the fast (if not literally denying yourself food, at least getting your head down and getting on with some work, wearing old clothes, eating porridge et cetera), it will soon come to pass that all feasts blur into one and none is really meaningful or enjoyable.



    We need shade as well as light, silence as well as sound.



    The retail industry doesn’t like shade or silence, sackcloth or ashes, belt-tightening or humility. It spends a fortune trying to convince us to spend an even bigger fortune on things we neither need nor really want.



    That’s my answer this morning to your very vexing question. I share your frustration.






    I’m similarly disheartened by the vacuous consumerism and consequent sense of entitlement.



    The refusal to use “Happy/Merry Christmas”, however, is just mad.



    Seriously, who does the word “Christmas” offend?



    And is it just accepted nowadays that” Season’s Greetings” is to be used because it’s “…less Christian”?



    I always thought this was largely an unspoken thing.