Bogus issues and a Good Old Celtic debate


I’ve not spent a lot of time online this week (work sometimes creeps in) but can’t believe the amount of traction that notion that Sevco would somehow be able to acquire SFA membership of a dead club, with all associated benefits, but be in a position to dictate set terms on how past misdeeds of Rangers would be recorded.

This is a bogus debate which serves only to deflect from the more serious issues facing Sevco, namely, do they have circa £25m to pay their way this season?  If not, their pedantic views of disciplinary matters are moot, although they may be used as a principled excuse to fold a football club.

On more positive matters……….

Tony Hamilton asked me into the Celtic TV to discuss various issues surrounding the club.  We spoke about how recent events elsewhere have had a galvanising impact on supporters of Celtic and other clubs, where Celtic’s future should be.  I also gave a breakdown of what the death of Rangers would mean financially to Celtic, with or without Champions League group stage qualification, talked about how it would benefit the entire Scottish game if we found a new league to play in, and the great atmosphere we have at Celtic Park these days – which you can experience if you buy a season ticket, which you absolutely-without-a-doubt-should!

Do it now.  The video is below:

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  1. moyes, pearson, crainey,



    all modern redheads,



    any greats we are missing ?

  2. 1969-10-04: Celtic 7-1 Raith Rovers, League Division 1


    Match Pictures | Matches: 1969 – 1970 | 1969-70 Pictures





    Kenny Dalglish’s League debut.







    Although Kenny Dalglish had actually played against Hamilton in a League Cup tie as substitute, he made his League debut against Raith Rovers in this game.









    Simpson, Hay, Gemmell, Dalglish, McNeill, Clark, Johnstone (Hood 75), Lennox, Wallace, Callaghan, Hughes.


    Goals:- Johnstone 12, Johnstone 20, Lennox 37, Wallace 40, Lennox 63, Callaghan 65, Hughes 73.



    Raith Rovers:-


    Reid, Gray, Lindsay, D Miller, Polland, Cooper, A Miller (Bolton), Falconer, Sinclair, Brand, Gillespie.


    Goal:- Sinclair 42.



    Ref:- JW Paterson, Bothwell.


    Att:- 32,000.






    Maybe it’s all this talk about going back to Lisbon, but the Celtic Lions are roaring again.


    And leading the Parkhead pack on the goal hunt here was little Jimmy Johnstone.


    He was the man who made it a miserable afternoon for Raith Rovers. When Jock Stein replaced him with Harry Hood 15 minutes from time, it could have been only an act of mercy.


    On this form the little redhead is a must for this month’s World Cup clash in Hamburg.


    The game was only 12 minutes old when Wallace struck a long ball through the middle. Lennox fastened on and held it until Johnstone arrived. The wee man took the pass, dodged three defenders in as many yards, and rammed the ball home.


    Then, eight minutes later, he was on the spot to stab home a low cross from Hughes and the game was as good as over.


    With eighteen-year-old Kenny Dalglish Tom Callaghan combining well in midfield, Celtic turned on an entertaining brand of powerful, skilled soccer.


    In addition to Johnstone, Wallace and Lennox were always buzzing dangerously around Reid’s charge, and big Hughes had one of those days when only a brick wall would have stopped him.


    Raith, by contrast, were a sluggish, unimaginative lot. The defence relied too much on the big boot, and the wing-halves were heavily under pressure to be constructive. Only Ralph Brand showed any idea in midfield, but the rest of the forwards were always a thought behind him.


    Polland had a tragic day. Twice he tried to dribble round Wallace, and failed. The first time, the centre’s shot was blocked, only for Lennox to scramble the ball home. The second time Wallace fairly thundered the ball past Reid.


    At the other end, John Clark’s thoughts must also have been on his half-time cuppa when he tried to dribble past Falconer. The left-half made a complete hash of it, and the ball went to Sinclair. With his only chance of the game, the young striker tucked it safely behind the advancing Simpson.


    Celtic’s second-half goals were all memorable. Lennox ended a long run with a quick one-two with Wallace. The ball broke off Reid for Lennox to tap home.


    Then the inside-right cut one back to Callaghan, who flashed home a 20 –yard volley.


    But the last goal was the best. Dalglish hit a raking cross-field pass to Hughes. Off went the big fellow past one, two, three men, and the ball exploded off his left foot past the helpless Reid.

  3. Am I right in sayin that he’s ( moyes) from the dark side even though he has always great things to say about us! fabulous manager IMO and with very little money to spend in the epl has been fantastic for everton .. Could manage us in years to come ( i wish) and do a great job and go,down the list of great redheaded managers!! Neil, wee gordon and the wonderful tommy burns!!

  4. 'crushed nuts?' 'Naw, Layringitis!' on

    The Scuddish media can’t belive that The Rangers no longer exist. Curiously, there is no problem in the media about the demise of Portsmouth, liquidation means they are finished, liquidation for the guffers mean they’ll come back stronger (according to Jabba, Sniveller et al). THe Chugger doesn’t want to play in Div 3, he wants a cast iron, nae comebacks excuse for scuppering the rusting hulk and selling it for scrap.


    He splits the cash with CPO Pertwee and blames the bosses, job’s a good’un


    Has Sally TUPE’d?


    Who is paying Bomber’s taxi/bevvy/Greggs/kebab bills?


    Whither Jardine; Smith & Smith?


    Barry Ferguson is busy on his PhD


    Fooooooooooooooooooooollllllllllllllllooooooooooooooow the muuuuuuuuney!

  5. SEVCO could finally be awarded SFA membership — but only for ONE DAY (from the sun).



    Ally McCoist’s men are set to land a conditional licence to face Brechin in a televised Ramsdens Cup clash on Sunday.



    Then it will be taken back off them before talks continue next week. That is one of the options being considered by football chiefs as the stormy wrangle over the club’s membership of the SFA rages on.



    Just TWO days before Gers are due to play competitive football again, they have not yet been given the licence they need.



    They continue to be at loggerheads with the SPL over the future punishments and TV rights. High level talks have hit a wall after a fortnight.



    And as the deadline looms ahead of this weekend’s action, there have been real fears that the cup clash with Brechin scheduled may NOT be able to go ahead.



    That has prompted officials to look into a compromise solution — and the 90 minute licence could fit the bill.



    Legally SFA chiefs may be unable to sanction such a move — but they will still try if no agreement is reached by tonight.



    Gers are refusing to cave in and sign any agreement which could see them stripped of league titles won during the EBT years.



    But the SPL insist that an independent tribunal must be allowed to study the evidence and make a ruling. That is the biggest stumbling block in discussions between five parties.



    The so-called old Rangers, new Rangers, the SPL, the SFA and SFL are all involved. E-mails were being sent back and forth late last night in a bid to finalise things and discussions will resume this morning in the hope that a deal can be struck.

  6. celticrollercoaster supporting wee Oscar on

    Saint Stivs



    Was Tommy Gemmell a redtop?







  7. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    Still cant work out how the sfa can agree terms of no investigation and let the spl take the derry

  8. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Just read back there,not sure where the Joey Barton stuff came from,as a season ticket holder of 26 years ,I would not watch him in the Hoops.A total scumbag,end of.

  9. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Sally is trying to obviously negotiate an exit here re walking away from SFA meeting last week,re getting stripped of titles.Green wants rid anyway of the Club and manager at the same time.We can but hope when Sevco do re-emerge that wee pr!*( is in charge.

  10. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    So bbc reporers are inciting hatered, identifying targets

  11. Good evening,



    First of all, Congratulations to LiviBhoy on his superb news, best wishes to Mrs L and young Charlie Bhoy. Another potential hoops legend has been born.



    I have a rather unique request for CQN. I’m thinking of going for a low carb diet and I am struggling to find a lot of variety in the foods to make it worth starting. Meals that take a bit of time are fine but it is the food on the go that I’m struggling to come up with much, especially if I don’t have cooking facilities, work etc.



    There is only so much chicken a man can eat. Apparently rhubarb is very low and I loved it as a kid when my Grandad grew it in his garden, well the stew my Granny made.



    Muchas gracias for any suggestions.




  12. Rascar Capac on




    I am currently a balloon, on holiday in St Andrews.



    But in a short space of time I’ll be fighting fit and a skinny malinky.



    In the past I lost three stone low carbing.



    Food on the go…



    Nuts, dark chocolate(85%, very low G.I. Very healthy), peperami, deli sticks(cheese and peperami), cold meat and soft cheese.

  13. Rascar Capac,



    Thank You for that. I had not really thought about chocolate as I don’t generally eat sweets because I’m always thinking they’re not good.



    That is the kind of quality nugget I need to read.



    Out of interest, how long were you on it to lose 3 stones?

  14. .




    ‘At the time when we won the European Cup, that’s when we should have been more forward thinking… buy players who were better than the ones we had and who would have complemented the squad. Had they done that I honestly think we could have had more European success than we had.’



    Billy McNeill




  15. Rascar Capac on




    85% dark chocolate isn’t sweet, it’s mostly fat.



    It has huge quantities of anti oxidants and lowers your blood pressure.



    A kinda wonder food.



    When you eat carbs, you get a hit of serotonin and other good stuff in your brain, so your brain gets used to these levels and closes down receptors to balance the whole thing.



    So when you stop eating carbs, your closed down receptors will struggle to make you feel good with your natural seratonin(etc) levels.



    You have to see this through, then it’s a doddle.



    Your brain will balance itself, you will eat hunter gatherer food, and wonder why you ever did anything else.



    Until that day you think you are thin, and can handle that drug again….

  16. Rascar Capac on

    How long lose three stone?



    Well there was a spell, three years, that I stopped drinking.



    That really helped.



    I never broke the diet, was never even tempted.



    And I have quite a destructive temperament.



    I think a normal person, on a hunter gatherer diet (what we are evolved to eat), could lose three stone in six months.

  17. Rascar Capac



    You are talking a lot of sense, stuff that resonates as I have cut out foods already that have lowered blood pressure and these are further steps.



    My hats doffed to you Big Chap.



    That sounds like worldly experience talking there as well, the most important experience.



    Thanks for the information Rascar, I really appreciate it.

  18. Rascar Capac on 27 July, 2012 at 03:09



    After reading the low carb stuff. Alcohol is the best FUEL you can put into the human body as it will burn it up before Everything else and that makes sense really. Next up is Carbohydrates. FAT trails in a long way back, a bit like James May in a high speed adventure, no offence to JM as I think he is just ultra conservative.

  19. thehuddlehound on

    Turns out the ‘Ramsdens’ who sponsor the Ramsdens Cup are actually the pawnbroker/cash-for-gold company and not Harry of that ilk, the fishsuppermonger.

  20. Rascar Capac on




    Let’s face it, we have reserves of fuel hanging around our bodies.



    At night, we sleep and there is a flow of energy from our fat cells to keep things ticking over.



    Unless we are bevied.



    Then we just use the alcohol instead.

  21. Rascar Capac



    Every day is a school day m8, especially when you go off the beaten track that the MSM never want you to go to.



    At every level they have been extremely deceptive. The Sporting headlines, The News headlines……….



    Only Our Rivers Run Free



    Apples have quite a high content incidentally. :))

  22. Rascar Capac on




    The GI index is a measure of how this food stuff impacts on your blood sugar level.



    Fruit like oranges scores fairly high, and are a contentious healthy food.



    Why not get much more vitamin c from a pepper, with none of the poisonous sugar?

  23. Rascar Capac on 27 July, 2012 at 04:17 said:


    RC I haven’t read back, so I assume you’re discussing the South Beach diet since you referred to the Glycemic Index.


    I did it about 5 or 6 years ago for health reasons. I lost about 10 pounds very quickly and lowered my blood sugar considerably.


    I slipped back into my normal eating habits once my cholesterol and sugar were lowered.

  24. Rascar Capac



    I am a mentalist about certain things. I bought 1kg of Camu Camu when the SNP Government (Nicola Detergent) was trying to scare us all (no hair to grey hair) to get highly sceptical Flu shots.

  25. ‘GG on 27 July, 2012 at 04:44



    444 – Jesus in English Gematria



    Jesus is Joshua, Jesus is Yeshua.



    Jesus the Jew was called Yeshua.



    Reading back it is fascinating just reading one page of CQN. That is the way it Should be.



    Welcome to the World of Prophecy anyone who has just realised the WORD of GOD.