Age of the Bampots, McPake and cover for Victor


James McPake’s absence tomorrow will be a blow to Hibs and a significant boost to Celtic.  Hibs are short on cover in all areas and McPake, their captain, is an instrumental component in their defence.  Celtic are without the suspended Victor Wanyama but they are far better provisioned all over the field, especially in central midfield.

Do you remember the good old days when a football club would be able to spin a load of old tosh to the media, who would report to an incredulous public?  This is far more difficult in the multi-channel internet age.

The BBC yesterday reported the headline “Former chief executive Charles Green is cleared of having close links with former Rangers owner Craig Whyte”, although the article itself proclaims a less ambitious “will be cleared”.

All fine and good, but I scoured several articles on this subject for mention as to whether or not the Rangers International internal investigation considered evidence from both sides – the key fact in this story, but one which was missing from reports.  Fortunately an Internet Bampot stepped in to help all those in the media.  I’m away to check all the updated reports reflecting the new information……

Willie Wallace will be signing copies of his autobiography from 2pm until 4pm at Waterstones on Sauchiehall St.  Get your Cup Final weekend off to a Lisbon Anniversary start!

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  1. Hope this makes sense. I am trying to look at the idea that because rangers are no longer around Celtic should be winning the cups in Scotland front now on.


    In the last 10 years of cup competitions Celtic have drawn Rangers obvious a


    Total of 8 out of a possible 20 – only 40% of the time, Scottish Cup 3 times League Cup 5: SC Celtic wins=3 LC =2.


    So 60% of the time the winner of a cup has nothing to do with a Celtic v Rangers game.



    In the last 10 years we have won the Scottish Cup 4 times (5 on Sun).


    Of those 4 we beat rangers 3 times in the knockout stages…there hasn’t been a Celtic v Rangers final in 10 yrs.



    So out of the last 10 SCs we have only met rangers 3 times…30% only.


    Out of the last 10 Scottish Cup finals 3 didn’t have Celtic or Rangers in it. 4 involved Celtic, 3 rangers.


    So Celtic have played 40% , 30% Rangers, 30% neither.


    But the msm say we should be winning the Scottish cup every yr from now on.

  2. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    Darn…missed again ..LOL





    A topical






    That first place was written in the stars….


    Looks like a good weekend: Watched Celtic (U-14) beat Their Hibernian opponents 8-1 last night, sun’s shining and a podium to boot.

  5. WeefratheTim on

    Afternoon all, everyone awaiting tomorrow with baited breath like me?



    Weefra HH

  6. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on




    12:03 on 25 May, 2013



    I’m more worreid about ‘popping my clogs’ before 10 in a row ….. !!!!!!!!





    And on BIG-CUP-WINNERS day indeed !!!!



    Tonight’s winning lottery numbers are: 2,1, 19, 6,7 and 32.



    In the order they’ll be drawn in too.

  8. Thanks for all the responses re: the TV coverage of the Scottish Cup Final. I have now resolved the situation, which was caused by a slight misconception on my part!



    I am pretty sure theat there was some discussion earlier in the season about the problems that might face Celtic should they reach the CL Final, as the SC Final was on the same day… So I had assumed that the SC Final was today, the same day as the CL Final. Hence I was unable to find any mention of the SC Final in the TV listings (today!).



    I have now found it on both Sky and BBC tomorrow afternoon.



    Alas, I am due to undertake a 16 mile walk tomorrow, that has been scheduled for a couple of months. As I am the walk leader I am unable to get out of it, so I will be unable to watch the match after all!!!






    I would like to point out that I frequently jinc Celtic when I watch them on TV, so you’ll all no doubt be glad I won’t be watching tomorrow!

  9. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on




    12:08 on 25 May, 2013



    Apparently not, on rm ..LOL……… Some really good laughs on rm, despite the unbelievably bad language used by nearly every sevconian ….’nough said……..

  10. sometimes I get jealous looking at the bigger leagues with the t.v income and their superstar players. then I watch arsenal celebrate 4th placed finish as if they had actually won something, when in fact all they have gain is more money to buy and pay those superstars who help them to come 4th in a league for rich boys. sorry, not for me.



    now, if celtic spend/ reinvest in the club i.e. complete the celtic triange, build a hotel or two, restaurants, bars, museums, cafes, celtic stores, food stalls, improve the stadium, make celtic accessible to her followers, cheaper seats, better seats, standing areas, singing areas, media development, improving brand awareness, selling the celtic story worldwide etc… we could potentially be looking at a business with £100 million turnover or more over the next 5-10 years.



    we stay in the scottish league we challenge, we win, we access Europe we sign the best players we can and we sell if they want to go, if they want more than we can afford we look elsewhere.



    we don’t have superstars, we don’t pay silly money, we don’t celebrate 4th placed finishes as if we have won the league, we don’t grow supersize ego’s or look down our noses at small clubs and smaller leagues.



    hail hail

  11. BCW



    The first year the lottery started, won a few bob on it.



    Had the first five numbers drawn, and it was a roll over week, waiting for number 30, the next ball that came out was 31, and the bonus ball was 29.



    What’s ment for ye will no go by ye <{

  12. Happy 25th May to one and all!



    Great fitba weekend in store – CL final tonight and th ebig one tommorow!



    I wish we had discovered this Armaggedon a while ago – pure dead brilliant, so it is!



  13. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    Bada bing






    Financial fair play is to protect the club, it is to protect the club from the bankrupt,’ he says, ‘from the problems that they will see in the future. It’s not a matter to be more competitive. Financial fair play is to put regulation. If you want to buy a Ferrari, if you have the money, you buy a Ferrari; if you don’t have the money, you can’t buy the Ferrari. In football if you do not have the money, you can buy the Ferrari, the player and you pay him and everything, and you win – cheating.


    ‘That is not correct. My job is to regulate this situation. It’s not to have a better competition, it’s to protect the club.


    ‘Glasgow Rangers, Portsmouth and many others, they are in big bankrupt and they will disappear.


    ‘That was my point. But this is also very interesting and it could be a reflection for me next time. To put more competition.’



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  14. The Boy Jinky on




    Hes a frog. .. cant even speak gooder English … goes to champions league games in the east end of Glasgow.



    Dismiss his words. .. hes obviously a tim

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