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. Neil canamalar Lennon hunskelper extrordinaire on

    Ha ha ha


    The tax collected from the top 10% is thus most they can collect from the top 10%, that’s it right :o)

  2. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo –



    Sorry. I just realised I confused Kevtic with Kev Jungle.



    Apologies to all concerned.



    Time for bed methinks.

  3. Received this today from Sky:



    Dear RobinBhoy,



    Thank you for your email regarding the SPL.


    I can advise we remain committed to Scottish football and hope arrangements for next season will be confirmed soon.



    I hope I have been able to assist you in this matter, should your require any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.



    Kind Regards


    Sandra Tait


    Viewer Relations

  4. philvisreturns on

    ernie lynch – No. Not sure how you came to that conclusion. Do the Jesuits not teach logic these days?



    Do keep up Ernie. You questioned whether they were paying tax on the same basis as the rest of us. For “the rest of us”, that means income tax and NI, which I’m sure they are indeed paying. Is obfuscation more important than logic in far-left circles?



    He certainly will have paid a lot more in professional fees in trying to avoid paying tax and national insurance.



    There you go again.



    It’s almost as if your great big socialist heart is two sizes too small, Ernie. You almost sound covetous of another man’s hard-earned wealth – I’m sure this isn’t the case though.



    Seems you’re mad-keen on other people paying more tax than they legally have to, but not so keen on voluntarily writing a cheque to HM Treasury yourself.



    What a card you are. (thumbsup)

  5. Sevco still selling tickets for the Brechin game this morning. Love it if they got to play and were beaten.

  6. The DR story isn’t about NL it’s about a failing publication, desperately trying to re-establish itself, with the help of supporters from a dead football club.



    jumpers for goalposts CSC

  7. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on




    He made the Scottish Sun today in an article by Cameron Hay. He is moving in on Paul67 ground ;-)




  8. If Sevco got their License today, would all their players have to be registered as if they were new signings and how long does that process take?

  9. Andrea Stramaccioni has called up 21 players for Inter-Celtic, friendly match that will celebrate 125 years since the founding of the Scottish club (kickoff at 14.30 Italian time) and that two of the six teams will clash in their history that have won the treble. Absent Walter Samuel and Samuel Longo. Chivu falls.



    Goalkeepers: 1 Samir Handanovic, 12 Luca Castellazzi, 27 Vid Belec;



    Defenders: 6 Matias Silvestre, 23 Andrea Ranocchia, 26 Cristian Chivu, 33 Ibrahima Mbaye, 42 Jonathan, 44 Matthew Bianchetti, 55 Yuto Nagatomo;



    Midfielders: 4 Javier Zanetti, 10 Wesley Sneijder, 14 Fredy Guarin, 16 Mudingayi Gabi, Esteban Cambiasso 19, 24 Marco Benassi;



    Forwards: 7 Philippe Coutinho, Rodrigo Palacio 8, 22 Diego Milito, 61 Luke Garritano, 88 Marko Livaja.

  10. philvisreturns on 27 July, 2012 at 12:07 said:



    ‘For “the rest of us”, that means income tax and NI, which I’m sure they are indeed paying.’




    I’m sure Minty and his chums paid some income tax and national insurance.



    I’m not so sure they paid on the same basis as the rest of us.



    And if you think there’s no problem with them paying on a different basis to the rest of use who fund them, then there’s no need for them to be furtive about it.

  11. Asonofdan



    I understood that Sevco had the registrations of all the Hun players … Apart from those who rejected the transfer



    btw …how on earth are Sevco going o pay th wages this month ….even without Naismith etc …the wage bill will still be substantial

  12. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    GCT- chin up [ if that’s not too painful].


    What we need to do this season is go on a good Euro run AND ban the likes of the Record.


    It’ll be the final nail in their coffin.

  13. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    Shanghai FC have a clogger called Shouting Wang playing for them. He’d name an excellent signing for Alistair’s new look same ole Horribles.

  14. Defo announcement today about Sevco.



    Dundee fans’ loyalty rewarded with confirmation that Kilmarnock match goes ahead


    Dundee chief executive Scot Gardiner has received the green light from the SPL to move preparations for the Dark Blues’ first game back in the SPL into top gear.



    SPL secretary Iain Blair intimated to Gardiner on Thursday that the match will definitely go ahead as planned. That information is good news for more than 2000 Dark Blues fans who are descending en masse on Kilmarnock next week.



    Gardiner has discovered that there are no more buses available in Dundee with fans having to contact businesses in Fife for coaches.



    And the chief executive also revealed that the return to the SPL has sparked a big surge in season ticket sales.



    He said: ”I spoke to Iain Blair today and he told me to go ahead with our plans for Kilmarnock. Things with Rangers are at an advanced stage. They are not 100% yet but we have been told that we are virtually certain to be at Peterhead on Tuesday and then in Ayrshire on Saturday.



    ”It is good that the uncertainty is out of the way. To be honest, I was fairly relaxed about the situation but I had asked that we should be given a serious heads-up if the Kilmarnock game was going to be postponed.



    ‘Look forward’



    ”However, we have been fully engaged with all the SPL sponsors for a while now, which tells you as much as anything that we were going to get the go-ahead.



    ”The SPL website still has us listed as ‘Club 12’ but for instance there is a competition on league sponsor Weatherseal’s website where Dundee are named as one of the teams.



    ”So it is good to have word from the SPL about receiving our share and we can now look forward to going to Kilmarnock.”



    He added: ”It looks like we will be taking more than 2000 fans with us, which is great for the team and for Kilmarnock as well. I am sure they will be delighted that the game will go ahead and not be moved to a midweek date.



    ”The fans have been magnificent. There isn’t a bus to be had in the Dundee area now as the supporters have booked them all. I have been hearing that they have been going as far afield as Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy to get buses. That just shows the level of support we will bring to the league.



    ”There may have been a bit of uncertainty about the Killie game but the fans were not hanging about. Incredibly, we have even had to order more season ticket books, such has been the demand from fans.”

  15. How on earth have these twits at the SFA been allowed to stay in office?



    Is there any other organisation anywhere in the world who have managed to make such an utter cock-up of the business they are supposed to run?



    No matter what happens today, every fan in every other league in the world must pish themselves laughing at the very mention of Scottish football.



    Is there a better example of bringing the game into disrepute than what the Scottish football authorities have done over the past 6 months?

  16. bournesouprecipe



    They have to go after the Daddy of the Kids, they are trying anything and everything to Hurt Celtic FC.



    If Neil is corrupt, then the deity is gone.



    “I hope you are having a fantastic time.”



    By the Celtic Way



    Pathetic, when you look at the utter deception that the WHOLE of Protestant Scotland has Judged against.



    The Celtic Board has played an absolute blinder and safe guarded countless lives.

  17. philvisreturns on

    ernie lynch – I’m sure Minty and his chums paid some income tax and national insurance.



    I’m not so sure they paid on the same basis as the rest of us.



    And if you think there’s no problem with them paying on a different basis to the rest of use who fund them, then there’s no need for them to be furtive about it.



    Define “same basis”.



    To my simple mind, if you pay the income tax and NI you are legally bound to pay, you’re doing it on the same basis as everyone else, i.e. in compliance with the law of the land.



    And we’ve got a pretty nifty system of deciding who is obeying the law and who isn’t, i.e. the courts. It’s not a perfect system, but it works well enough. (thumbsup)

  18. Currently sitting at 4322



    Dundee United today launched its official season ticket book counter. The app, which will display on the top banner of the official site, will be updated every day to show supporters how their efforts to support the Club are shaping up.



    There is more: every time we reach a designated target, all current season ticket holders will be entered into a draw to win a free season ticket. The next target is 4500. When the total number of season tickets sold hits that figure, two lucky season tickets holders will win a free season ticket for 2013-14.



    As targets are achieved the number of prizes increases. The prize list is as follows:



    4500 season ticket sales = 2 lucky current season ticket holders will win a free season ticket for 2013-14.


    4750 season ticket sales = Another 5 lucky current season ticket holders will win a free season ticket for 2013-14.


    5000 season ticket sales = Another 10 lucky current season ticket holders will win a free season ticket for 2013-14.


    6000 season ticket sales = Another 50 lucky current season ticket holders will win a free season ticket for 2013-14

  19. To coin a phrase



    By: Phil Mac Giolla Bhain (published July 27th, 2012 at 12:16 pm)









    “No surrender” has been the battle cry of the Rangers hordes which have attacked more European capitals than Adolf and Attila.



    However, I do believe today the cry will be “we surrender!”



    I have received information that an 11th hour deal is being hatched that will allow Sevco Scotland into the SFA.



    My moles in the real Big Hoose have told me that the thorny issue of EBTs and dual contracts will remain on the agenda.



    Charlie seems to be ready to accept this logical inevitability, but what of the resident rabble rouser in chief?



    As Sevco trudges through Division 3 I expect that justice on the historical issue of the illegal registration of players by the deceased club will finally arrive before the season is concluded.

  20. ASon ofDan



    I take it that came from the FC Internazionale website? I don’t know who their translator is and he/she is obviously not a native English speaker! Been on the website a few times, and I am now thinking of offering my services as my rates are quite reasonable! Cash in hand no questions asked, know what I mean?!



    Thank you very much President Moratti!




  21. A Son of Dan



    Well played, Dundee United. Do you happen to know how many season books they sold last season?

  22. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    ‘In Revelation 9:7-11, Abaddon is described as “The Destroyer the angel of the abyss, and as the king of a plague of locusts that resemble horses with crowned human faces, women’s hair, lions’ teeth, wings, and the tail of a scorpion that torment people for five months.



    Well, all I can say is that if he comes down to Annan and behaves like that in The Commercial he’ll be barred.

  23. philvisreturns on 27 July, 2012 at 12:24 said:




    And if someone is paying a substantial five figure sum to avoid paying tax, and then being required to sign a confidentiality agreement undertaking not to disclose details of a tax avoidance scheme, and this all results in them paying substantially less tax and national insurance than they otherwise would have, is that them paying tax and national insurance on the same basis as the rest of us?

  24. Steinreignedsupreme on

    ernie lynch on 27 July, 2012 at 10:54:



    “It occurs to me that it might be easier to sell season books if the fans knew when parting with their hard earned dosh that the millionaires it was going to were at least paying tax on the same basis as the rest of us.”



    I’m not sure anyone other than you could have concocted such a theory. Of the lengthy list of reasons that may have people dithering over renewals I’d say that one is, erm … literally off the radar.



    But I’m sure your tongue is firmly in your cheek.

  25. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    Sparin’ a thought for ole Cadizzy, strugglin’ into work durin’ the ole Olympics.