Appellate body CEO taking sides


So the chief executive of the appellate body awaiting a decision to appeal says, “It’s crucial with league reconstruction being such an important issue for the game that we now draw a line under what’s happened”.

According to the SPL Commission the president of that same appellate body was one of the “directors of Oldco [which]must bear a heavy responsibility” for what happened.

Responsibility, however, is an unnecessary concept for the chief executive of the appellate body, who told the media “It’s not about trying to find scapegoats to take responsibility for what’s happened in the last 12 months.”

Note use of language, those responsible are now “scapegoats”.

Scapegoat, def: A person or group made to bear the blame for others or to suffer in their place.

Let’s not look for scapegoats.  Instead let’s stick to who Lord Nimmo Smith’s Commision blame, “the directors of Oldco”.  Including the appellate body’s president.

The appellate body is unfit as an appellate body and as a football association.  SPL clubs must look for a new playing environment.  Let the SFA and SFL run the grassroots game. They appear to want this anyway and I am sure SPL clubs will flourish when no longer restricted to opposition from Scotland.
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  1. jungle jam67 on



    Published: 18 hrs ago the sun online



    Charles Green eyeballing Peter Lawwell in the boardroom? Neil Lennon and Ally McCoist in each other’s faces on the track in front of a baying mob?


    Bring it on.




    oh yeh davie


    back to the good old days of fans getting slashed and murdered


    all the while the cops stand by idle as 30000 huns sing about being up to there knees in fenian blood



    a whole diffrent event when you are the one on the recieving end



    davie provan=total tool



    thebigotpoundbringsblood fc

  2. Snake at 17:44 –



    a magnificent post, sir. Agree with just about every single word you’ve written.

  3. Thindimebhoy on




    For sure its meaning B and I doubt very much Burley knew the rest of the meanings.



    Burley is trying his best with limited education to be a Gerry McNee or Davie Provan clone and he is failing miserably. I see Burley as a pundit with nae teeth literally a controversial paper boy who thinks the status quo is a group



    At least the other two get tore into Rangers on occasion



    Hail Hail

  4. the long wait is over on

    Danso , wee green



    I don’t advocate that the club do nothing. The statement issued by the club clearly indicates there’s a real dissatisfaction with what’s going on. If the club are going to achieve anything it will only be behind closed doors , with the support of other clubs. If that other support isn’t forthcoming we either have to get out of Scotland or chuck it. We’re not going to chuck it.



    Nor do I advocate that fans do nothing , eg boycott , with publicly stated reasons, away games and possibly cup games also , although that would cost us financially



    What I don’t get is the suggestion from some fans that they’re walking away from Celtic altogether.



    If there is to be action from the fans then why not a heaving Celtic park , packed to the gunnels for every home league game and , if need be, boycotts of away games?



    I just don’t get the walking away altogether part – where would we be if that happened in the past ? Not where we are now , that’s for sure.



    Lets not allow one more example of favouritism blind us to how dominant a position we are in. One our fathers couldn’t have dared dream of. We should be revelling in these times , not allowing our enemies to detract from or devalue our dominance.

  5. 67Heaven,



    I hope you don’t mind but I used your post from earlier today to start the ball rolling..




  6. snake plissken



    17:44 on


    3 March, 2013



    Just one point about your excellent post that I must take to task .


    You state they cannot add to their squad until 2014 , just watch them being allowed to sign players on the 1st of Sept 13.

  7. No Huns in the SPL …great



    However there should be no Huns in the SFL either




    The rules have been bent for them for over 100 years ….their rotten club was liquidated …yet they were accommodated and a place found for them in the SFL …..lets not forget that has it not been for fan power they would be in the SPL



    The SFA actings in he LNS tribunal is prima facie evidence of institutional cheating



    Collective responsibility implicates Ogilvie in the cheating of oldco …yet he is the senior office bearer in the appellate body ….not a scintilla of fairness or equity



    This cannot continue …and the excuse that it was always thus is asinine and risible

  8. Eurochamps67 on

    Snake Plissken,



    Great post.


    I usually enjoy your posts but that one was excellent.




  9. Slabhoy - Duntocher is Green and White on




    The follow, follow was intentional and meant for you and the sheep-like mentallity you are peddling



    I’ll say it again…



    If Celtic FC fight, I fight and spend my green pound


    If they just roll-over with the peely-wally statement of yesterday, then I’m offski



    Simple really…

  10. Snake Plissken on





    I was not aware of that.



    When is the window closing?



    What cash have they got in the bank to buy anything worth talking about?



    Maybe all those Newcastle players or players who played at Euro 2012 will turn up.

  11. BSR



    A depressing but very relevant post…..I’m not attending next year unless CFC tackle this issue

  12. Slabhoy



    Waving at you on way oot the door ,give me a shout when you need cup final


    or Euro tickets,this sheep is going to put up a bit of a fight unlike ewe taking it up


    the erse.

  13. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    The long wait is over,



    Is that addressed to the plc ?



    They fannied around to let a shit rangers team beat us for three years until fan power made them rethink.



    Lawwell wants what Reagan wants. He said so himself.



    Time to get rid of this regime if that is all they will react to.




  14. In times of stress & trouble a certain section of posters appear like mushrooms, spreading doom & gloom everywhere. They never post when we are on a high but if there is a bad story they are everywhere. I do not trust them. I am as angry and upset as any fan on here at what I consider a set up. The SFA fed Nimmo a diet that would produce just one result. He did not question their integrity he bought it hook, line & sinker. O.K, we know that our Board made their feelings known in a coded but clear manner. They can and I’m sure will raise it at next SPl meeting but if the majority of other Clubs don’t come on board and appeal the verdict, then thats it. However I am totally clear what I will do, I will increase my support for Celtic and let the Huns know this is one Fenian who won’t lie down, I have absoulutely no doubt that the vast overwhelming majority of other Celtic Supporters will do exactly the same.

  15. bournesouprecipe



    17:48 on


    3 March, 2013






    It’s really quite a straightforward situation. We can either allow our disgust at the deceit and corruption of the SPL and SFA to chase us away from our own club, or we can do what we did in 2000 under MON



    I know what I’ll be doing……..I’m going to spend more with MY club . We are very much in the right road, and I’m not going to allow a gutless national association to derail us

  16. snake plissken



    I’m sure I read on here before that the window shuts on the 1/09/13 and Stake bake has mentioned this date recently .


    Two transfer windows ban should mean exactly that but then again in good old Bigotland anythings possible .



  17. Terry Tim


    Sporting integrity is no more. Not disclosing £49m in payments to players they could otherwise not afford. Found GUILTY and fining a former club in liquidation £250,000 and stating they did not gain a sporting advantage is beyond belief.


    Why did this commission, originally ordered by the SFA in FEB, who then stood down when the SPL became involved days later take until August to appoint Nimmo Smith, who then took until the last day of Feb of the next year to report?


    Total disgrace. I am considering not renewing my season book of many years due to this blatant cheating.

  18. AweNaw



    Ha Ha.



    And you’re one of the few who can spell his name correctly:o)

  19. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    You cant blame glory hunting for anyone deciding no longer to support this plc. Thats just plain WRONG




  20. the long wait is over on

    Awe naw



    Fair point but I don’t believe what is said publicly reflects what happens in private.



    There is no way the club can declare war in public. It would be a PR own goal of epic proportions.

  21. The Boy Jinky on




    i will argue with most people.. but never their mums … lmfao



    Im sure many celtic fans think sammi is the devil at times … but ghodlike at other times ;)

  22. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on




    I have became the master at putting words into peoples mouths by posting on here. Denial is a terrible state of mind I reckon …and its evident on CQN in spades. Hardly surprising really. Lack of backbone ..every where you look ..apart from the Manager




  23. If the SPL Board appeal then brilliant. If not, I don’t think there’s anything the Celtic Board can do – that will be that.



    We’re in an excellent position on and off the field. Let’s get on with it, after all, Rangers FC died in disgrace.

  24. Awe_Naw


    Support this plc? the huns separated club from company,we laughed at the chancers


    I believe everyone at Celtic is in this together.hh

  25. Valentine's Day on

    Listen if ye want to chuck then chuck it


    me am a old jungle bhoy and I will nae


    run away because it’s no fair mama.

  26. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Art of War



    We need to offend others to look after our own. Its what families do …or is that PR bullshit as well ?




  27. PFAyr



    I much prefer Barcabhoys stance on how he’ll deal with the way ahead regards his support of Celtic to your view of walking away. But of course that’s your right to do so.



    I’ve been wavering these last few days but I intend renewing my ST next season whatever happens. I think my dearly missed dad would want that.

  28. Awe naw



    It’s the convenient answer for craven folk prepared to be subservient



    What damage could CFC do by coming out fighting against the blatant cheating



    The media misreport us ….the SFA clearly favour the Huns …what’s to lose ??

  29. We owe it to ourselves, and all those who came before us to keep fighting……….



    Keep the faith…………and keep the bad guys in the spotlight.



    Scottish football will be the winner.

  30. an dun



    The problem with that point is that only we seem to understand that they died .


    If that was accepted , that they are a new team with no history etc then I wouldn’t be so disgusted at the LNS cover-up because it only dealt with RFC 1872.