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Two years ago I had a memorable journey from one end of Poland to the other, mostly in silent prayer that our man from Poland would slow down, to check out a few footballers, including Wisla Krakow striker, Pawel Brozek, who obliged with a goal.

Pawel has played mostly as a lone striker, he can hold the ball up and bring others into the game.  He’s not a particularly tricky player but he has good positional sense inside the box.  His move to Trabzonspor last year hasn’t worked out well as he has played back up to scoring sensation, Burak Yilmaz, who is averaging better than a goal per game in the league this season.  Brozek’s record at Wisla was comparable to Maciej Zurawski, who he replaced as top striker in the league.

The Polish CQN brigade told me Celtic should move for Pawel and his twin brother before Trabzonspor signed them.  When news leaked that Pawel was a target to replace ex-Rangers player (too soon?) Nikica Jelavic our man in Poland suggested he would pick up a lot of points for Rangers in the SPL.

If he comes to Celtic on a six month loan both parties will have plenty of opportunity to figure out if there is long term fit.  In the meantime, should Pawel arrive we have someone to put pressure on Gary Hooper and Anthony Stokes and the Cheeky Chappie will have to consider his next move (again, too soon?).

On the subject of Jelavic….  Remember in August 2010 when we were told he “effectively went on strike” to engineer his escape from Rapid Vienna after the player declared he wasn’t able to face Aston Villa?  I hear he’s unable to play against Hibs this afternoon.

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  1. Imatim and so is Neil Lennon on

    2010 Never Again

     

     

    It always amuses me to listen or read those who say there is no bias against Celtic and that Scottish officials are not corrupt and in league with the huns.

     

     

    The following is just a past sample of the “Honest Mistakes” that just have happened to favour the huns to the detriment of Celtic and which “traditionally” impacts on who wins what in Scottish football.

     

     

    And there is so much more that can be added to bring this list up to date.

     

     

    My friends in Celtic….hun apologists…..uncle tims…..and Media House agent provocateurs…….read on!

     

     

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    The Top 50 Honest mistakes since Aug 09 – Oct 10 which favoured Rangers and went against Celtic. This has been since the start of last season.

     

     

    1. Clear 2nd goal for Motherwell chopped off against Rangers.

     

     

    No need for various views of this one. No marginal decision or checking replays. Forbes was 3 yards onside. Former Rangers captains summarising on ESPN Butcher & Hendry agree goal was clearly onside. Daily Record “Craig Brown last night accused bungling linesman of costing Motherwell a famous victory over Rangers.

     

     

    The furious Fir Park boss had to be dragged away from John Gilmore at full-time as he protested the controversial decision to disallow a second-half Ross Forbes goal for offside. Forbes poked home Stephen Craigan’s knockdown to seemingly put his side 2-0 up and on the brink of a first home win over Gers for seven years. But Gilmour flagged despite TV pictures later clearly showing the goal should have stood.

     

     

    Well boss Brown was in no doubt his side had been robbed and said: “I’ve seen the TV evidence and it indicates the goal was OK.” (GOAL CHOPPED OFF)

     

     

    10 Feb 2010 – SPL game. Rangers would have been 2-0 down but drew 1-1.

     

    http://itcantbeparanoia.blogspot.com/2010/02/53-minutes-played-motherwell-1-0-up.html

     

     

    2. Ref apologises for not awarding Celtic a blatant penalty at Ibrox.

     

    Davie Weir chops Maloney down in box in first Old Firm game of season. Ref waves play on and Rangers go up the park and score. STV website and various media – “Old Firm referee Craig Thomson has admitted he’s ‘disappointed’ at getting his decision wrong when he decided not to award Celtic a penalty in the 12th minute.

     

     

    Hugh Dallas said: ‘Craig and I have had our post match de-brief. Whilst I would compliment Craig for his overall handling of yesterday’s encounter, he is disappointed at his error of judgement when he decided against awarding a penalty to the visiting team in the 12th minute.'” Motherwell manager Jim Gannon later said: “Right now there is a question mark over the standard of our refereeing, and it affects the SPL table.

     

     

    After the last Old Firm game Hugh Dallas had to defend the referee [Craig Thomson]. But the result of that match might have been different had the ref got the big decisions correct.” (STONEWALL PEN DENIED) 4 October 2009 – SPL game. Celtic lost game 2-1 and were 1-0 at time of incident

     

     

     

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    3. Broadfoot dives and is awarded penalty for Rangers against Celtic.

     

    Eurosport website “There was the inevitable Glasgow derby controversy though as referee Willie Collum was conned into awarding a penalty when substitute Kirk Broadfoot dived into Daniel Majstorovic, with Miller converting to make it 3-1 with 24 minutes remaining.” Daily Express “Lennon fizzing when Collum gave Rangers a penalty – despite having his back to the incident when Kirk Broadfoot dived inside the box.

     

     

    When asked if he thought Collum had even seen the penalty claim. Lennon was adamant “No,” he added. “If you look at him, I don’t think he saw it.

     

     

    ”The Telegraph“ Collum awarded a penalty kick to Rangers without appearing to see it properly. Had he had a clear view he would surely have been more likely to book Kirk Broadfoot – who had replaced Papac at the restart – with simulation at a challenge from Majstorovic.

     

     

    BBC website:- Former referee Kenny Clark says Willie Collum was wrong to award a penalty to Rangers in Sunday’s 3-1 win over Celtic. (the Sun) Former Rangers goalkeeper Andy Goram says Willie Collum got it wrong when awarding a penalty against Celtic but that the Parkhead side’s striker (the Sun) The Sun “John Hartson’s column Willie Collum’s decision to award Rangers a penalty last week has forced Hartson into a rethink after years of dismissing the notion.

     

     

    “Now I fear that there is a conspiracy against my old club,” he admits in today’s paper. “How else can anyone explain Willie Collum’s penalty decision in the Old Firm match? “What rankles with me is that Collum just didn’t see the incident.

     

     

    His back was turned and he had absolutely no idea what was going on in the box. “If he had a clear view of the flashpoint and pointed to the spot that would have been a different matter. “Celtic fans might not have liked the decision but we could all have put it down to human error.

     

     

    After all it’s not the first time that Celts have been on the wrong end of an honest blunder in an Old Firm derby. ( SOFT PEN AWARDED) 22 October 2010 – SPL game. Celtic lost game 3-1 and were 2-1 down at time of incident.

     

     

    4. Perfectly good Marc Antoine Fortune goal chopped off against Rangers

     

     

    Sky Sports Moment of the Match: “Marc-Antoine Fortune’s wrongly disallowed goal could have changed the game and the title race.” News of the World Richard Gough reflecting on the disallowed goal“”Look at the last game, the one where Celtic have had the Fortune goal disallowed. “I admit that it does look like a goal. The referee (Steve Conroy) has not ruled the goal disallowed because he’s a Protestant or a Catholic. “He’s made an honest call and guys make mistakes.” (GOAL CHOPPED OFF)

     

     

    3 January 2010 – SPL game. Celtic 1 Rangers 1.

     

    http://itcantbeparanoia.blogspot.com/2010/01/clear-goal-dis-allowed.html

     

     

    5. Goal for Celtic incorrectly chopped off for offside.

     

    Celtic were 3-0 up against St Johnstone and had a goal wrongly chopped off for offside. Scottish Herald “They had a Joe Ledley goal wrongly disallowed which would have made it 4-0” Daily Record “They were set to press cruise control when Joe Ledley rounded Graeme Smith to score a fourth after half an hour but he was wrongly flagged for offside.” The Celts boss said: “The referee had a very good game, actually.

     

     

    However, the incident involving Joe Ledley looked onside, a perfectly good goal from a good ball and a good run. The official got it wrong but let’s leave it at that, eh?” The Scotsman “The midfielder was flagged offside by assistant referee Willie Conquer as he broke through the St Johnstone defence, but his run had been well timed.” The game changed as 30 seconds after Celtic’s goal was disallowed St Johnstone pulled one back to 3-1. (GOAL CHOPPED OFF) 27 Oct 2010 League Cup 3-2 Celtic. (2.01 in)

     

     

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    6. Perfectly good Hamilton equaliser is chopped off 10 minutes to go.

     

    Sunday Mail “ANGRY Accies boss Billy Reid last night blasted the officials for denying his side a deserved draw at Ibrox.

     

     

    Hamilton were trailing to Mo Edu’s first-half opener when James McArthur knocked home Alex Neil’s cross 12 minutes from time. But linesman Steven Craven flagged for offside against sub Joel Thomas – even though McArthur was well onside.

     

     

    And ref Stevie O’Reilly chalked the goal off to hand Rangers a 1-0 victory. Raging Reid said: “I don’t think anyone could deny we deserved a point. “I haven’t seen McArthur’s goal on the monitor but I don’t need to.”I knew Joel was offside when the cross came in but James wasn’t.

     

     

    He came from deep, timed his run well and I’m told he was three yards onside.”I was celebrating the goal so I’m disappointed it wasn’t given. I had a word with the ref but he had a hard decision.”Some they get right, some they get wrong.

     

     

    He called this one wrong. Sunday Herald – “Rangers doing just enough to win, with a dubious officiating call thrown in: this game was like the 2009/10 SPL season in microcosm.”(GOAL CHOPPED OFF) 3 Apr 2010 Rangers won 1-0.

     

    http://itcantbeparanoia.blogspot.com/2010/04/hamilton-accies-goal-disallowed.html

     

     

    7. Dundee United player admits he handled ball in injury time. No penalty.

     

     

    1-1 in injury time in a game that Celtic also had a valid goal disallowed, Darren Dods arm moves in direction of the ball inside box and Steve Conroy waves play on.

     

     

    Darren Dods later admits he handled it and Levein said he was disappointed Dods did not catch it. Scotland on Sunday “Much later, a couple of minutes into injury time in fact, an Andreas Hinkel cross hit Darren Dodds on the arm and many a spot-kick has been given in such circumstances.

     

     

    Asked about it later, Levein offered a cheeky response: “I’ve spoken to Darren about it and he said he was really disappointed he never held it. Dodds said: “The ball hit my head and then hit my thumb.” That’s that, then. It should have been a penalty.” (STONEWALL PEN DENIED) 13 Sep 2009 SPL game 1-1 draw.

     

    http://itcantbeparanoia.blogspot.com/2009/10/celtic-penalty-last-minute-v-dundee.html

     

     

    8. Rangers heading out of cup 3-2 down and awarded a very soft penalty.

     

     

    The Times “ Rangers also got lucky to a degree — the penalty awarded to them after 61 minutes, when Stuart Elliott was judged to have stopped the ball illegally while lying on the ground, looked harsh.”

     

    Scotsman – “They needed a touch of good fortune to equalise when referee Charlie Richmond rather harshly penalised Hamilton debutant Stuart Elliott for handball, awarding the spot-kick from which Kenny Miller converted.”

     

     

    Hamilton player lying on ground while trying to move his hand away hand ball penalty given. A gift given to Rangers by ref to keep them in the Cup. It’s okay saying Richmond denied Miller a penalty in the replay but if it was not for the ludicrous decision in first game there would have been no replay. (SOFT PEN AWARDED) 10 Jan 2010 Scottish Cup 3-3 draw (LOOKING FOR A LINK FOR THIS IF ANYONE CAN HELP)

     

     

    9. Rangers awarded ludicrous 2nd penalty in match after Boyd dives.

     

    Losing 1-0 in a Scottish Cup quarter final Rangers were awarded 2 very soft penalties. Peter Houston was livid at both awards but especially the second BBC website:- “I am disappointed and I just wonder if the penalties would have been given at the other end.

     

     

    I hope they would have been,” said the Dundee United manager. “Dougie McDonald is an honest referee in normal circumstances, I think he is one of the best in Scotland. But I was disappointed that he got there early to give the penalty kicks.”

     

     

    And the United manager added: “The second one, if we are going to give penalty kicks for that, we’ll get penalty kicks left, right and centre on a regular basis.(SOFT PEN AWARDED) 14 Mar 2010 Scottish Cup 3-3 draw (LOOKING FOR A LINK FOR THIS IF ANYONE CAN HELP)

     

     

    10. Last minute pen awarded to Rangers. Offence took place outside box.

     

     

    Drawing 1-1 with Hearts Craig Thomson awards Rangers last minute penalty. The offence took at least a yard outside the box.

     

     

    Daily Mail – “The Tynecastle side thought the penalty was harsh, arguing that the foul by Ismael Bouzid on Steven Naismith was committed outside the penalty box. Telegraph – “and the referee – poured salt into Hearts’ wounds in the final minute of normal time when Mr Thomson judged that Ismael Bouzid had fouled Steven Naismith inside the box, a dubious judgment call at best. (SOFT PEN AWARDED) 24 Aug 2009 SPL game Rangers won 2-1 as a result of the late penalty award. (pause at 51 seconds in)

     

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    11. Celtic score in injury time winner v Falkirk but wrongly disallowed.

     

    Daily Record – “Celtic fans yelped in frustration – and their mood would not have improved when television replays showed assistant Lawrence Kerrigan was wrong to flag for offside when Samaras was played in behind the Bairns defence in injury time.” “His shot may have been blocked by Olejnik but it dropped to McDonald who poked the ball into the net only to see the flag fluttering along his line of vision.

     

     

    To be fair, Celtic players kept their protests to a minimum.” The Sun – “TV pictures showed that linesman Andy Tait was wrong to flag, but Mogga insisted: Note different newspapers quote different linesman so unsure which one raised the flag. (GOAL CHOPPED OFF). 8 Nov 2009 SPL 3-3 draw (LOOKING FOR A LINK FOR THIS IF ANYONE CAN HELP)

     

     

    12. Kyle Lafferty assaults Hinkel with a horrendous tackle. Stays on park!

     

     

    Mowbray is seen squirming with his hand in hands after seeing the tackle which could have been career threatening. 99 times out of 100 this tackle is an automatic red. Daily Mail “Then came the Lafferty-Hinkel incident, arriving after the Rangers player had earlier been lucky to escape a booking for three fouls.

     

     

    This time, Lafferty slid in, studs up, in a shocking challenge that fully impacted on Hinkel’s shin, one which had the Celtic fans howling for a red card.

     

     

    And Conroy should have administered it.”. Two months later Herald – “The tackle is not in my head any more,” said Hinkel yesterday. “It’s still on my shin, though. I still have the mark there.” (NO RED CARD) 2 Jan 2010 SPL game 1-1 draw

     

    http://itcantbeparanoia.blogspot.com/2010/01/thug-lafferty-yet-again-tries-to.html

     

     

    13. Samaras header v Dundee United wrongly disallowed for offside.

     

    Celtic had a Samaras goal incorrectly chopped off for offside. Scotland on Sunday – “Levein left the field quietly at the end and there was probably a reason for that. His side appeared to come out the right side of two highly contentious calls in the second half; a Georgios Samaras “goal” chalked off by linesman (unsure if it was Andy Tait or Lawrence Kerrigan ) and a Celtic penalty claim waved away by referee Steve Conroy.

     

     

    The “goal” was put away by Samaras just before the hour mark.” Daily Record “ The Greek said: “I went square on the defender and knew exactly where he was. I also know the move I made to keep me onside.”TV replays backed his claim. (GOAL CHOPPED OFF) 13 Sep 2009 SPL game 1-1 draw (LOOKING FOR A LINK FOR THIS IF ANYONE CAN HELP)

     

     

    14. Dundee United score 3 mins to go 1 nil up on but wrongly disallowed.

     

     

    BBC Website -United were dominant for most of the game and David Goodwillie had the ball in the net, only to be flagged offside (by linesman Brian McGarry.) United were dominant for most of the game and David Goodwillie had the ball in the net, only to be flagged offside. TV showed Goodwillie was onside. (GOAL CHOPPED OFF) 24 Mar 2010 Scottish Cup Dundee United won 1-0 thnaks to an injury time winner. (LOOKING FOR A LINK FOR THIS IF ANYONE CAN HELP)

     

     

    15. Eddie May admits Celtic should have had a penalty in 1-1 draw.

     

    Mail on Sunday – ‘Falkirk manager Eddie May said: “Overall, I thought it was a fair result. But I think they should have had a penalty.” Daily Mail – ‘Alan Muir denied the Parkhead club a late penalty claim – when Brian McLean tangled with Fortune – in the 1-1 draw with Falkirk on Saturday. (STONEWALL PEN DENIED) 16 Jan 2010 SPL game 1-1 draw http://itcantbeparanoia.blogspot.com/2010/01/83-minutes-played-and-score-at-1-1.html (2.15 )

     

     

    16. Artur Boruc penalised for handling the ball 2 yards INSIDE his box.

     

    This has to be the most ludicrous free kick given all season 20 yards from goal to Falkirk This was as he was throwing the ball to then kick it out his area. When ever have you seen such a free kick given this season or any season.

     

     

    TV evidence clearly showed Boruc was 2 yards inside his box when he last handled the ball. The free kick was given by linesman Francis Andrews 5 minutes to go when game was 1-1. Daily Mail “Hinkel was also unhappy about Celtic keeper Artur Boruc being penalised for apparently stepping out of his area late on.

     

     

    “It’s not really my thing to say something about referees but, once again, we had some very strange decisions,” said Hinkel. “Not even just the penalty – look at the situation when Artur had a free-kick given against him.”

     

     

    Falkirk very nearly scored a winner from the free kick and if they had this ridiculous decision would have been highlighted much more than it was. (UNUSUAL DECISON!) 16 Jan 2010 SPL game 1-1 draw http://itcantbeparanoia.blogspot.com/2010/01/83-minutes-played-and-score-at-1-1.html

     

     

    17. Jocky Scott -”The 2nd penalty claim? – a blind man could have seen it!”

     

     

    Dundee were drawing 1-1 with Rangers in League Cup quarter final when they were denied not one but TWO stonewall penalties according to Dundee manager Jocky Scott.

     

     

    Jocky Scott “We had two stonewall penalties, how the referee Dougie McDonald didn’t give them I don’t know ? “The second one – a blind man could have seen it!” (STONEWALL PEN DENIED) 27 Oct 2009 League Cup 3-1 Rangers (LOOKING FOR A LINK FOR THIS IF ANYONE CAN HELP)

     

     

    18. McCulloch looks at McGuire then elbows him in face. Stays on park.

     

     

    Lee McCulloch glances at Aberdeen’s McGuire then elbows him deliberately directly in face. Best to view the video to illustrate how deliberate this was. Daily Record – “Rangers midfielder Lee McCulloch, however, was fortunate not to pick up a red card from Iain Brines for an elbow on McGuire.” Rangers would have been playing 45 mins with 10 men if Brines had done his job.

     

     

    Next match for Rangers was Old Firm game. McCulloch escapes ban which could have been a 3 match ban for violent conduct.(NO RED CARD) 26 Sep 2009 0-0 draw http://itcantbeparanoia.blogspot.com/2009/10/red-card-offence-no-red-card-issued_07.html

     

     

    19. Maloney brought down by Weir in box. No penalty &.Maloney booked.

     

     

    Maloney clipped by Davie Weir in box. No penalty. Maloney booked for diving. TV showed penalty should have been given. Daily Mail – “Maloney, in particular, seemed harshly dealt with after being chopped down by David Weir with the score at 1-0 and was accused of simulating another tumble in the box following a challenge from his Scotland team-mate.

     

     

    TV pictures later suggested Craig Thomson got both calls wrong” (STONEWALL PEN DENIED) 4 October 2009 – SPL game. Celtic lost game 2-1

     

     

     

    38 secs to 1.45

     

     

    20. McGeady sent off for diving 45 yards from goal.

     

     

    Dougie McDonald sends off McGeady for diving 45 yards from goal after riding a few tackles after going on a run. After the match Mowbray said “If we hadn’t had the week we’ve had in the media, I would suggest the referee would never have made it a sending off.” In March 2010 Evening Times refelected on that incident- “Dougie McDonald sent off McGeady at Hibernian this season for diving.

     

     

    McGeady & Mowbray were both outraged at the decision.The alleged offence happened on the halfway line where “simulation” to gain an advantage was perhaps not the likeliest option for McGeady to take.

     

     

    Many believed he was merely trying to avoid being injured as a tackle was coming in. (HARSH RED CARD) 30 Aug 2009 SPL game 1-0 Celtic

     

    http://vodpod.com/watch/2130281-mcgeady-sent-off-v-hibs

     

     

    21. Dundee United denied stonewall penalty as Kyle Lafferty handles

     

    TV showed Lafferty’s hand moving towards the ball to block effort at goal but Dougie McDonald denies United the penalty.

     

     

    BBC website “Kyle Lafferty handled in the Rangers box in the first-half but escaped the award of a penalty against his side. However, despite strenuous penalty appeals from the United players, referee Dougie McDonald awarded a corner to the home side and booked Garry Kenneth for dissent towards the assistant referee.(STONEWALL PEN DENIED) 24 Mar 2010 Scottish Cup Dundee United won 1-0 thanks to an injury time winner. (LOOKING FOR A LINK FOR THIS IF ANYONE CAN HELP)

     

     

    22.Brown harshly sent off after clash with Lafferty who got off with it.

     

    Scott Brown controversially sent off after altercation with Lafferty who did not receive a card.

     

     

    The Scotsman :- Striker Kyle Lafferty has admitted Scott Brown was unlucky to be sent off by referee Dougie McDonald in Sunday’s Old Firm derby. Celtic have appealed against the red card dished out to their captain after a clash with Lafferty.

     

     

    Rangers went on to seal victory thanks an injury-time goal from Maurice Edu and went ten points clear of their rivals.Northern Ireland international Lafferty, now preparing to face Albania in a friendly tonight, said: “To produce a red card was harsh but it is the referee’s decision and is nothing to do with me!”(HARSH RED CARD) 28 Feb 2010 SPL game 1-0 Rangers 92nd min winner once Celtic were down to 10 men.

     

     

    The “Honest Mistake” Files from lovethesfa on Vimeo.

     

    3 min 48 secs into vid

     

     

    23. Boyd elbows Zemmama. When is an elbow in face classed as obstruction?

     

     

    Any other classification for the booking would have meant Boyd suspended for Old Firm game. If it was an obstruction why no hand up by referee Steve Conroy.

     

     

    The Herald:- “Merouane Zemmama last night claimed Kris Boyd “went for his face” with his elbow and would have been sent off in other countries. The Rangers striker was booked after his arm caught Zemmama. Walter Smith, the Rangers manager, said he believed the caution had pushed his striker though the 18-point disciplinary mark, thus meaning Boyd would be unable to play against Celtic in two weeks.

     

     

    However, Steve Conroy, the match referee, later confirmed that the booking would only amount to two points for obstruction, leaving Boyd one point shy of suspension” (NO RED CARD) 14 Feb 2010 SPL game Rangers won 3-0 after 3 second half goals. Incident with Boyd took place in 1st half.

     

    http://itcantbeparanoia.blogspot.com/2010/02/boyd-elbows-and-gets-away-with-yellow.html

     

     

    24. Bougherra booked after 5 mins then has 7 fouls and stays on park.

     

    Dougie McDonald booked Bougherra booked early on but failed to send him off despite 7 subsequent fouls on Celtic’s forwards, Bougheera stayed on park and set up Rangers winning goal in injury time.

     

     

    BBC Website “ Former ref Kenny Clark said: “I’ve got to say that I did note a couple of times about Bougherra living dangerously, and I think he was on his very last life, as it were. “He was treading a very thin line.

     

     

    On another day he might well have been red-carded, but he got away with it. “I think he was very fortunate to remain where he was.”(NO RED CARD) 28 Feb 2010 SPL game 1-0 Rangers 92nd min winner

     

     

     

    The “Honest Mistake” Files from lovethesfa on Vimeo. Throughout video how many times does Provan say theres another one!!

     

     

    25. Mcginn chopped in box with 5 mins to go. Ref McDonald says no pen.

     

     

    McGinn chopped in box. Stonewall penalty denied with 5 mins to go. Daily Record – “The Northern Irish international was brought down inside the box by Lee Wallace with five minutes to go of Sunday’s SPL clash at Parkhead, only for referee Dougie McDonald to award a corner to the bemusement of everyone inside the stadium.”(STONEWALL PEN DENIED)21 Sep 2009 Celtic won 2-1 thanks to an injury time winner. (LOOKING FOR A LINK FOR THIS IF ANYONE CAN HELP)

     

     

    26. Samaras blatantly chopped in box at Fir Park. No penalty. Celtic do get penalty but only after having 3 claims for a penalty, two of which were stonewallers.

     

     

    The first one was a blatant penalty when Samaras was chopped in box. Guardian – “Even if Celtic did have a legitimate claim for a penalty when Samaras was tripped by Reynolds.

     

     

    Another two poor decisions from referee Charlie Richmond denied them penalties after McGeady had equalised.(STONEWALL PEN DENIED) 12 Dec 2009 SPL game 3-2 Celtic

     

    http://itcantbeparanoia.blogspot.com/2009/12/another-two-penalties.html

     

     

    27. Lafferty has a shocking kung fu kick into Zhi’s groin. Not booked.

     

    Lafferty (again) high feet left in to catch ZZ’s groin, the Daily Record thought this was worth a full page photo with headline ‘Welcome to Glasgow China.’ Craig Thomson did not book Lafferty. (NOT EVEN A BOOKING) 4 October 2009 – SPL game. Celtic lost game 2-1

     

     

     

    3 mins 23 seconds in.

     

     

    28. Dundee denied 2 stonewall pens in League Cup v Rangers. Penalty 1 :-

     

    Dundee were drawing 1-1 with Rangers when Dougie McDonald were denied not one but TWO stonewall penalties according to Dundee manager Jocky Scott.

     

     

    The Scotsman “I don’t care what anyone says. For the first one, Craig Forsyth says the goalkeeper definitely touched him. “There was no reason for him to go down as he would have been in a position to score.Unsurprisingly, Smith did not concur with his close friend’s assessment of the incidents.”I didn’t see the first one, because my view from the directors’ box was obscured by a pole,” said Smith,(STONEWALL PEN DENIED) 27Oct 2009 League Cup 3-1 Rangers (LOOKING FOR A LINK FOR THIS IF ANYONE CAN HELP)

     

     

    29. Dundee United player blocks Samaras cross with his hand. No penalty.

     

     

    Eurosport website “Severin then comes across to tackle Samaras. Appeals for a handball and it was a hand. Severin fortunate there. 66 min – That Severin handball was as strong as the one given against Steven Whittaker for Scotland against Spain the other night.

     

     

    Referee Dougie McDonald never spotted it.” The Herald “There were claims for a handball from Sean Dillon as Samaras clipped a ball from the byeline.” The two quotes list a different player as the offender but no doubt that it was hand ball. (STRONG PENALTY CLAIM DENIED) 17 Oct 2010 SPL game Celtic won 2-1 with late winner, Incident happened when 1-1.

     

    http://itcantbeparanoia.blogspot.com/2010/10/three-penalties-one-given-then-taken.html

     

     

    30. Handball by Well defender in box. No penalty.

     

    Motherwell player clearly handles the ball in the box. Richmond denies penalty. Guardian – “Even if Celtic did have a legitimate claim for a penalty when Samaras was tripped by Reynolds.

     

     

    Another two poor decisions from referee Charlie Richmond denied them penalties after McGeady had equalised. (STONEWALL PEN DENIED) 12 Dec 2009 SPL game 3-2 Celtic

     

    http://itcantbeparanoia.blogspot.com/2009/12/another-two-penalties.html

     

    14 seconds in

     

     

    31. Weir recklessly follows through on Scott mcdonald. No booking

     

    Weir follows through putting studs into McDonalds leg and adds a follow up knee to the back right in front of the referee Craig Thompson who had a clear view, free kick awarded but no booking.(NOT EVEN A BOOKING) 4 October 2009 – SPL game. Celtic lost game 2-1

     

     

    5 mins in

     

     

    32. Papac nearly halves Kamara in two on edge of box. No booking

     

    BBC Sport website “Diomansy Kamara fouled by Sasa Papac. Free kick to Celtic.” Goal.com website match report “Kamara has his leg kicked inside the ‘D’. Papac takes him down, but holds up his hands. Papac will feel lucky not to have been booked. Referee Dougie McDonald keeps his cards in his pocket. (NOT EVEN A BOOKING) 28 Feb 2010 SPL game Rangers win 1-0 with late goal.

     

     

    The “Honest Mistake” Files from lovethesfa on Vimeo.

     

     

    1.49 in

     

     

    33. Celtic goal disallowed against Hibs. Unclear why it was disallowed.

     

    The Scotsman”Celtic toiled to get back into their stride, although they did seem harshly dealt with on the stroke of half-time when Darren O’Dea stabbed the ball into the net, only for the goal to be disallowed for a foul on Smith which was not easy to identify.”

     

     

    The Herald “They thought they had regained the lead just before half-time when Marc Crosas’s free-kick into the box was jabbed into the net by O’Dea but referee Iain Brines saw something – either offside or a shove – and disallowed the “goal”.

     

     

    That stoked the atmosphere around Parkhead,” Celtic lost the game 2-1.(GOAL CHOPPED OFF)27 Jan 2010 SPL game Hibs won 2-1 (LOOKING FOR A LINK FOR THIS IF ANYONE CAN HELP)

     

     

    34. Keane continously flagged offside when onside. 2 yards onside v Falkirk

     

     

    The Times “A Celtic source made allegations of refereeing incompetence around Keane, the source added: “It seems that officials are struggling to keep up with his pace.

     

     

    Several key offside decisions have gone against him purely because of his speed.” This statement was made on 25 Feb a few weeks after fans claim Keane was flagged wrongly offside against Hearts on FIVE occasions.

     

     

    A fortnight later Celtic played Falkirk, Robbie Keane is running a good two yards behind play when Georgeos Samaras releases the ball into his path.The assistant referee James Bee , also behind play, so he has the benefit of a clear perspective on the action, is a pace behind Keane and several yards behind the ball.

     

     

    The assistant ref raised his flag, intimating that Keane is ahead of the ball.Pictures show Keane to be clearly onside.(LACK OF SHARPNESS/PACE OF ASSISTANT REFEREES) 7 Mar 2010 SPL 2-0 Celticv Falkirk & 12 Feb 2010 Celtic 2-0 v Hearts

     

    http://celticparanoia.blogspot.com/2010/03/honest-mistake-no666.html

     

     

    35. Samaras goal chopped off v Morton in Scottish Cup.

     

     

    The Sun says chopped off for offside. Daily Record says chopped off for handball. On TV highlights it did not look like it had hit his hand. Daily Record – “The big striker thought he’d scored in 75 minutes when he bundled the ball into the net.

     

     

    Referee Craig Thomson refused to award the goal, insisting Samaras had used an arm. The Sun “Celts thought they’d sealed it when Samaras bundled home at the far post from Crosas’ 77th-minute corner.

     

     

    They should have coasted home with Lee Naylor denied by the woodwork and Georgios Samaras having a strike ruled out for offside”.(GOAL CHOPPED OFF)19 Jan 2010 Scottish Cup 1-0 Celtic. (LOOKING FOR A LINK FOR THIS IF ANYONE CAN HELP)

     

     

    36. Hooper fouled twice in the box. Penalty given then ref changed mind.

     

     

    Eurosport website 70th minute Celtic awarded a penalty then denied a penalty. McDonald has changed his mind. That is unbelievable. Hooper was clearly fouled by Pernis after being nailed by Kenneth seconds earlier. Very bizarre.Daily Record McDonald SHOULD have awarded Hooper with a free blast at goal from 12 yards for a foul on him by Garry Kenneth.

     

     

    And the United defender, already on a yellow card, SHOULD have been sent off. “Daily Record “ former top English ref Graham Poll has accused Dougie McDonald of giving in to playerpower. Poll said: “It was bizarre.

     

     

    It’s player pressure working, which is something we shouldn’t see.”The ref has got a clear-ish view of it and thinks the keeper has taken the centre-forward out and gives a penalty – so far nice and simple.

     

     

    “The players know that the keeper has got a touch on the ball but it should still be a foul. “They pressurise the referee, he feels that pressure and goes to talk to the assistant and the assistant says to him ‘the keeper got a touch to the ball’ and the ref says ‘no penalty, my mistake, I’m sorry guys’. “If refs make mistakes and admit they’ve blown the whistle when theyshouldn’t have done, then you can respect him.”But for me it was a penalty all day.“

     

     

    Daily Record Hooper reckons the ref screwed up twice, insisting he was taken out on two occasions – and still didn’t get the penalty. And the Celtic star believes he could have been given a spot-kick seconds before that moment of controversy – insisting he was held back in the box by Garry Kenneth.

     

     

    Hooper said: “It was a penalty. He got me first and then the ball.”The linesman has only seen him get the ball and it was a bad call.”There were two penalties. If I had gone down with the first one it would have been a penalty and so was the second one.”(STRONG PENALTY CLAIMS DENIED) 17 Oct 2010 SPL game Celtic won 2-1 with late winner, Incident happened when 1-1.

     

    http://itcantbeparanoia.blogspot.com/2010/10/three-penalties-one-given-then-taken.html 30 secs in

     

     

    37. Fortune handles ball & booked. Kenny Miler handles ball No booking.

     

     

    After 7 minutes Fortune handles ball. A free kick is awarded to Rangers and Fortune is booked. 19 minutes later Kenny Miler handles ball. Dougie McDonald blows for a free kick to Celtic.

     

     

    Miller is not booked. The Sun “Fortune was next in the book for handball with the whistler wanting to show his authority from the start. Gers had the ball in Boruc’s net after 26 minutes when Edu cracked home a loose ball from the edge of the box.

     

     

    But McDonald had already blown for handball by Miller. (SAME OFFENCE – CELTIC PLAYER BOOKED OPPONENT OR RANGERS PLAYER NOT BOOKED.) 28 Feb 2010 SPL game 1-0 Rangers Note – Miller was booked in second half for a horrendous tackle on O’Dea. If ref was consistent that would have been red. (LOOKING FOR A LINK FOR THIS IF ANYONE CAN HELP)

     

     

    38. 4 players kick ball away. Only the Celtic players are booked for it.

     

    Iain Brines books McGeady and O’Dea for kicking ball away against Aberdeen. In same match Stephen McLean kicks ball away and is not given a 2nd yellow card for it.

     

     

    4 days later the same Mr Brines is refereeing a match at Ibrox against St Mirren, Lafferty kicks the ball away and is given a lecture from Brines and no yellow card. (SAME OFFENCE – CELTIC PLAYER BOOKED OPPONENT OR RANGERS PLAYER NOT BOOKED.)SPL game 13 Feb 2010 4-4 draw. 17 Feb 2010 Scottish Cup game 1-0 Rangers (LOOKING FOR A LINK FOR THIS IF ANYONE CAN HELP)

     

     

    39. Ian Murray handles ball twice in box. Richmond denies penalty. The Evening Times “Charlie Richmond’s performance was inconsistent and, at one point, left Lennon leaping like a truculent teenager in his technical area.

     

     

    Had Richmond focused more on getting decisions right – like Ian Murray’s double handball in the box when pressurised by Keane after just 16 minutes – and less on posturing dramatically when blowing his whistle, it would have made for a much more efficient performance.

     

     

    As it was, Celtic managed to overcome his shortcomings and their own sluggish start to grind out a win. Daily Record “On Ian Murray – Lucky not to concede a penalty in the first half but showed plenty of effort. On Charlie Richmond – Got too many things wrong. Missed Murray’s handball in the box although he got the actual spot-kick right. (STONEWALL PEN DENIED) 4 Apr 2010 SPL game 1-0 Celtic (LOOKING FOR A LINK FOR THIS IF ANYONE CAN HELP)

     

     

    40. Falkirk player handles ball in box. Referee does not give penalty.

     

    Hand ball by Falkirk defender in the box. Alan Muir denies Celtic the penalty when TV evidence on the BBC highlights showed it was a clear handball. (STONEWALL PEN DENIED) 16 Jan 2010 SPL game 1-1 draw (LOOKING FOR A LINK FOR THIS IF ANYONE CAN HELP)

     

     

    41. Severin handles in box after Mark Wilson cross. No penalty. Eurosport website:- “ Celtic denied another penalty when Severin clearly blocked Wilson’s cross with his hand.

     

     

    The referee Dougie McDonald has called that one wrong. (STRONG PENALTY CLAIM DENIED) 17 Oct 2010 SPL game Celtic won 2-1 with late winner, Incident happened when 1-1

     

    http://itcantbeparanoia.blogspot.com/2010/10/three-penalties-one-given-then-taken.html

     

    (1min 55 secs)

     

     

    42. Kenny Miller dives and gets soft penalty v Hibs to go 2 nil up.

     

    Kenny Miller goes down easily in box. Steve Conroy points to spot. Daily Record “Zemmama, who also claimed Kenny Miller went down “far too easily” for the penalty which Boyd converted in the second half.” (SOFT PEN AWARDED) 14 Feb 2010 SPL game Rangers won 3-0. 1-0 at time of penalty. (LOOKING FOR A LINK FOR THIS IF ANYONE CAN HELP)

     

     

    43. Peter Houston complains about penalty awarded to Rangers. Penalty 1

     

     

    Losing 1-0 in a Scottish Cup quarter final Rangers were awarded 2 very soft penalties. Peter Houston was livid at both awards. The Scotsman “ Houston said: “I was disappointed to lose what I thought were two soft penalties.

     

     

    The goalkeeper got his foot to the ball for the first one. BBC website:- “I am disappointed and I just wonder if the penalties would have been given at the other end. I hope they would have been,” said the Dundee United manager. “Dougie McDonald is an honest referee in normal circumstances, I think he is one of the best in Scotland. But I was disappointed that he got there early to give the penalty kicks.”(SOFT PEN AWARDED) 14Mar 2010 Scottish Cup 3-3 draw (LOOKING FOR A LINK FOR THIS IF ANYONE CAN HELP)

     

     

    44. 3 players leave field of play to celebrate goal. Only Celtic player booked.

     

     

    Rasmussen correcly booked for leaving field of play to celebrate with fans. Two weeks later McLean scores against Celtic, takes off his shirt, jumps the hordings along with half the Aberdeen team and celebrates with the fans at the Dick Donald.

     

     

    No second yellow card issued by Brines. The following day Whittaker scores a cracking goal for Rangers and runs to the fans at the east enclosure. No booking issued by Conroy.. 10 minutes later, with the score at 1-0, Whittaker puts in a challenge that is deemed a bookable offence so gets yellow carded but although he should be off the pitch for 2 bookable offences he isn’t. (SAME OFFENCE – CELTIC PLAYER BOOKED OPPONENT OR RANGERS PLAYER NOT BOOKED.) SPL game 13 Feb 2010 4-4 draw SPL game 14 Feb 2010 Rangers won 3-0 (LOOKING FOR A LINK FOR THIS IF ANYONE CAN HELP)

     

     

    45. Ledley fouled from behind by Goodwillie. No foul. Goodwillie scores.

     

     

    Telegraph “until Joe Ledley was ambushed by Prince Buaben in midfield. Goodwillie gathered the ball, took a couple of strides and struck a shot which deflected off Glenn Loovens and beyond Fraser Forster.

     

     

    The report said ambushed. Ledley was tripped and fell. Nine times out of ten a free kick would have been awarded. Dougie McDonald waved play on which led to Goodwillie scoring and equalising for Dundee United. 17 Oct 2010 SPL game Celtic won 2-1 with late winner (I WILL GIVE REF BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT IN THIS ONE BUT I HAVE SEEN THEM GIVEN.) 17 Oct 2010 SPL game Celtic won 2-1 with late winner,(LOOKING FOR A LINK FOR THIS IF ANYONE CAN HELP)

     

     

    46. David Weir impedes Foran in box. No penalty. “I don’t think you will get that at Ibrox,”

     

     

    BBC Sport website:- “The former Rangers defender was also in mischievous form when asked if his side should have had a penalty when Richie Foran was challenged by Rangers’ David Weir. “Yeah, but I don’t think you will get that at Ibrox,” he said in a week of much controversy about refereeing decisions in the Scottish Premier League. Referee Iain Brines waved play on. (STRONG PENALTY CLAIM DENIED) 30 Oct 2010 SPL game 1-1 draw.

     

    http://itcantbeparanoia.blogspot.com/2010/10/inverness-denied-blatent-penalty.html

     

     

    47. Miller goes in with studs high on O’dea. Only a booking.

     

     

    Stv website “ 58″ Kenny Miller booked for a bad challenge on Darren O’Dea. Miller slid in for the 50-50 ball, but his high boot stamped into O’Dea’s leg in what could have a serious injury for the defender.” Dougie McDonald could have easily red carded Miller for that challenge. (NO RED CARD) 28 Feb 2010 SPL game 1-0 Rangers 92nd min winner.

     

     

    Miller should have been booked earlier in match for handball like Fortune was.

     

     

    The “Honest Mistake” Files from lovethesfa on Vimeo.

     

     

    3 mins 4 secs

     

     

    48. Bougherra brings down Kamara in box. No penalty

     

     

    Daily Record “Celtic hollered for a penalty when Diomansy Kamara – another earner who failed to perform – went under a Bougherra challenge.But McDonald waved play on and his heart was in his mouth by now the was getting through this by the seat his pants (PENALTY CLAIM DENIED) 28 Feb 2010 SPL game 1- 0 Rangers 92nd min winner.

     

     

    The “Honest Mistake” Files from lovethesfa on Vimeo.

     

    1 min 24 secs

     

     

    49. Ki fouled in injury time. No free kick. Hibs score from breakaway.

     

    Celtic players were unhappy that an apparent foul on Ki was not awarded by Iain Brines in the 92nd minute when Hibs broke forward.Miller and Stokes combined to set teenage Danny Galbraith, who has yet to start a game, free to score his first goal in senior football and collect the points for Hibs. (I WILL GIVE REF BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT IN THIS ONE BUT I HAVE SEEN THEM GIVEN.) 27 Jan 2010 SPL game Hibs won 2-1. (LOOKING FOR A LINK FOR THIS IF ANYONE CAN HELP)

     

     

    50. Gus McPherson -“A different set of rules applies when coming to Ibrox.”

     

     

    From BBC Website – St Mirren boss Gus MacPherson was angry Rangers’ David Weir was not punished by referee Charlie Richmond for a foul early in the Buddies’ loss at Ibrox.

     

     

    “I’m not wanting players booked or red-carded but there are laws to the game,” MacPherson told BBC Scotland after Saints’ 3-1 defeat. “David Weir impeded Michael Higdon in the process of shooting, he affected how he was shooting.

     

     

    “There’s a decision to get made there. No decision was made.” MacPherson feels guidelines set down at the start of the season are not being adhered to. “It’s compulsory that we must go to a meeting at the start of the season, it’s not optional, and we’re set down guidelines,” he said.”And during the course of the season, these guidelines change. I’m not just talking about St Mirren games, I’m talking throughout the game as we see it.

     

     

    “We watch games, we go to games and we see clips on the BBC and we see a different set of rules getting applied. None more so than when we’re coming here (to Ibrox).”(NOT EVEN A BOOKING) SPL game 7 Mar 2010 Rangers won 3-1. http://itcantbeparanoia.blogspot.com/2010/03/weir-goes-through-another-game-without.html

     

     

    List of the SFA officials who featured on the Top 50 Honest Mistakes (Aug 09 – Oct 10):-

     

    Dougie McDonald 17 – I wonder where he is now?

     

    Steve Conroy 7

     

    Craig Thomson 6

     

    Charlie Richmond 5

     

    Iain Brines 6

     

    Alan Muir 2

     

    Wullie Collum 1

     

     

    Linesman – 2 Lawrence Kerrigan OR Andy Tait 2 goals chopped off in 2 games but unsure which one of them raised flag. (games v Dundee United & Falkirk both times Samaras flagged offside.)

     

    Linesman – 1 John Gilmore chopped off Motherwell goal.

     

    Linesman – 1 Francis Andrews penalised Boruc for handling ball inside his own box.

     

    Linesman – 1 James Bee flagged Keane as offside when he was 2 yards behind the ball.

     

    Linesman – 1 Bran McGarry disallowed a Dundee United goal v Rangers.

     

    Linesman – 1 Steven Craven disallowed a Hamilton goal v Rangers.

     

    Linesman – 1 Willie Conquer disallowed a Celtic goal v St Johnstone.

     

     

    Celtic fans are ridiculed in the media as being paranoid and are told they have no facts to back up their claims.

     

     

    I hope these decisions in the one season 2009/10 and the 1st 3 months of season 2010/11 provide some evidence to at least make sure there is no future seasons with so many “Honest Mistakes.” Video evidence in place would have overturned the majority of these decisions (especially the disallowed goals and penalty claims) with most only requiring one view to see the decision was wrong.

     

     

    ps. If we were to continue to record this over 2 full seasons whats the chances of having a Top 100 by May 2011. Prophetic statement or what!

     

     

    Hopefully that will not be the case. If so candidate No 51 was that handball at Tynecastle which happened just 6 days after publishing the Top 50. Evening Times ” There was no disputing Thomson made a huge blunder failing to spot Ryan Stevenson’s handball inside the Hearts penalty area.”

     

     

    This is just a taste of the honest mistakes that just so happen to impact on who wins the SPL.

     

     

    Feel free to add to this on-going litany of bias, deception, cheating and corruption.

     

     

    “Honest Mistakes? Aye! Right you are.

  2. Imatim and so is Neil Lennon on

    2010 Never Again

     

     

    Why have we heard nothing further about Steven Craven and his case against the establishment?

  3. “WHOA HO HO HO I GOT A LOVE THAT KEEPS ME WAITING,

     

    I’M A LONELYBHOY

     

    I’M A LONELY BHOY

     

    WHOA OH HO HO

     

    I GOT A LOVE THAT KEEPS ME WATING”

  4. Sixteen roads to Golgotha on

    And last,but not least…

     

     

    HB in the place to be:

     

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4-i-yYbloU

     

     

    Go for it Lenny Bhoy.10-in-a-row is there for the takin’.Forget about the hun,just like they forgot about us when we were at death’s door.And remember,they cheated and lied,and stole their way to their “9-I-A-R” – Crooks and bankrupts they are.It’s your time now Neil,history is there to be made.Show them you can do this.Never mind the tax-dodging thieves.

     

     

    Do not concern yerself with that wee criminal,fraud club.It’s their problem,not ours.It is of their own making.Concentrate Lenny,it’s in your reach.Make this one the 1st of many.

     

     

    Over and out.

  5. ltic supporter.

     

    There you have it,an unmissable sharang to the bhoys in green!

     

     

    WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED!!!

  6. Do you think the government is trying to scare protesters with the news this morning that they are training the para’s in riot control techniques following last summer’s disturbances and the failure of the police in quelling them?

     

     

     

    para’s – riot control

  7. Good morning fellow Celts from North Hamoshire …it’s too dark (for me to see) what the weather is doing

     

     

    Great chat and musak on the nachtshift-highly entertaining

     

     

    John Squire -Time Changes Everything

     

     

    Paul67- is Pawel confirmed or will an EPL mob dash our hopes at the eleventh hour?…

     

     

    Marcasog…you know something, dontcha?..or someone hijacked yer facebook ;-)

     

     

    Nice wee semi today – a victory today would be nice…

     

     

    Step 1

     

     

    HH

     

     

    M

  8. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    saltires en sevilla says:

     

    29 January, 2012 at 06:47

     

     

    Aaah,Gerry.

     

    Perhaps the best live vocalist I ever saw.

     

    With Billy,the best comedian I ever saw.

     

    The Humblebums………..now there was a deal.

  9. A speedy recovery to Tom McLaughin.

     

     

    Lunch in city centre today with my eldest then off to the match. Really looking forward to it.

  10. West Wales Celt on

    Another happy customer of the iBrokes trial system;

     

     

    “Claros has returned to his Honduran club Motagua and their manager, Pepe Trevino, is unhappy at the player’s treatment. He said: “Jorge has a great future and will sign for a good club in Europe soon. Maybe it was not his time at Rangers – I don’t know why they didn’t sign him. Rangers took him for two weeks and now say they have money problems. They should have told him before that. He is a very good player and deserves to be treated better than this.”

     

     

    pitbullshitCSC

  11. morning bhoys

     

     

    damp and overcast in g72 no frost last night though…

     

    pitch should be ok hopefully…

  12. A quick look at last nights posts and this jumped out at me, the second part especially is worth a second viewing, cheers Swanseabhoy!

     

     

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    SwanseaBhoy says:

     

    28 January, 2012 at 21:45

     

    I’m a frequenter of Follow Follow where the hard of thinking gather and the bile flows.

     

     

    With success for Rangers my visits diminish and with failure for Rangers my visits increase. I’ve been on a fair bit recently. :0)

     

     

    Thing is, knowing your enemy can be unsettling.

     

     

    Collectively, they are dreading our leader, Neil Francis Lennon, a Celtic figure who stokes their bitterness and hatred more than any other, leading us to the Championship.

     

     

    I believe he will.

     

     

    In which case some in our society will simply be unable to bear the pain that will cause them.

     

     

    I fear we will see a return to the threats of last season or worse.

     

     

    We should never forget what this man has put on the line to manage our great Club.

     

     

    ONE NEIL LENNON.

     

     

    SwanseaBhoy

     

    …………………

     

     

    Vinny

     

    HH to SWANSEABHOY

  13. WWC

     

     

    they are stringing all the trialists along

     

     

    Nae money to offer contracts

     

     

    However, the constant turn over players keeps the deluded Huns happy

     

     

    And the media play the game

     

     

    quite amusing really quite amusing

  14. I didn’t hear Traynor and English yesterday, but it doesn’t surprise me that their starting point in this debate is that RFC (in whatever form) will immediately be allowed entry to the SPL.

     

     

    Remember what the Donald Sutherland character in Oliver Stone’s JFK says… The most dangerous moments for a conspiracy are in the immediate aftermath of the deed being done. That critical brief period of time before everyone has had a chance to work out what on earth just happened. These moments are when you need to present an agreed narrative, forcefully and deliberately, so that it almost immediately becomes the accepted wisdom.

     

     

    As it was with the “Lone Gunman Theory”, so it is with the “RFC must Survive in the SPL Theory”.

     

     

    The last thing these guys want is a debate. A discussion would only throw up more and more damning evidence of RFC’s massive wrongdoing, and throw into question this brazen attempt to circumvent the rules of fair play and of the SPL and SFA. Their strategy requires immediate and massive assertions that Scottish football is ruined unless RFC remains in the top division.

     

     

    However.

     

     

    Whilst I suspect this barrage will be successful in terms of scaring the pants of wimpish SPL chairman and half-interested fans, surely it ignores the main point here?

     

     

    That is, that football and its officials are only half the actors on this stage? That HMRC, representing 40 million taxpayers, will not simply walk away from a new company which has evaded massive debts simply by virtue of changing its name? That maintains all the advantages of the old company (SPL place (even points!), venue, colours etc etc), whilst disowning all the disadvantages (debts to HMRC and others)?

     

     

    Traynor and English’s strategy requires speed and decisiveness. The deed must be done before anyone has had an opportunity to question it. I cannot believe that HMRC would be so flat-footed to allow the MSM and CW this opportunity. I think any attempt by NewCo to evade debts and immediately parachute into the SPL wold end up in the courts, prolonging Scottish football’s agony.

     

     

    I hope so anyway.

     

     

    One last thing: I don’t do Twitter, but it might be worth putting to Tom English the following scenario: Individual A and Individual B are both Scottish football fans. Individual A only reads the MSM, and has never seen this blog, CQN, CU, Phil Mac etc. Individual B never reads the MSM but instead gets all his football information online.

     

     

    On the matter of the biggest story to hit Scottish football since 1967, who would be better informed?

  15. Re Swanseabhoy’s post and the posts last night from excellent CQN’ers BT, MWD et al.

     

     

    You are both right, the players and management failed to win the league “out of sight” last season due to some poor performances but intrinsically linked to the decisions against us and for the Huns. Last season saw a united front of the dark side colluding against us, it shouldn’t ever happen again when the Huns and they’re financial doping meet they’re destiny.

     

     

    Victor Wanyama telt me to write the above oh oh!

     

     

    Vinny

     

    HH

  16. Paul 67

     

     

    I received this email from GOLD COAST TOM’s wife Kerry last night.

     

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    Hi Andy,

     

    I have just come home from the hospital to get a couple of things for Thomas. When I left him an hour ago he was sitting up and talking. Yes he had a stroke and it looked serious at one point as he was slipping in and out of consciousness. But it seems to be not as bad as first feared. His eyesight is badly affected and he is having trouble seeing out of his left eye though the doctors hope this will get better. There is no paralysis as such and he is talking ok, so he’s quite relieved.

     

     

    He is on a drip to keep his blood pressure under control. Apparently it was through the roof when the paramedics checked it. According to the doctor, there is no bleeding in the brain, just a little blockage at the point of the brain that translates what your eyes see into actual sight. But the big danger is, one stroke is often followed by others, and its a bit of a lottery. The next one could kill him. Also he has a heart condition, which is an added complication. so he is in intensive care so they can monitor him constantly.

     

     

    Thomas is not able to read more than a couple of lines on his phone because of his eyesight but I was reading him all the kind comments from CQN forum last night. He will post his thanks as soon as he is able.

     

     

    If you don’t mind, would you be able to tell everyone on the CQN forum how he is. He is happy for you to tell them he has had a stroke and how it has affected him. Also can you let Paul know. I was going to reply to his email but I need to dash and get things organisd.

     

     

    Thanks for getting in touch. I will show thomas your email just as soon as I get back to the hospital.

     

     

    I will keep you posted.

     

     

    Thanks

     

    Kerry

     

     

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    Kerry/Tam ,

     

     

    If you are able to look in ,then please be assured that there are many people hoping and praying for you to return to good health.

     

    Keep your chin up and get stronger.

     

     

    TT

  17. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    Best wishes to Tom in Australia.

     

     

    Anyways, maybe I just need to grow a thicker skin but listenin’ to the ole Shortbread yesterday I thought there was more sympathy being expressedto Anton Ferdinand for his postal problems than Neil Lennon ever got for his.

     

     

    Anyways,J.D.Souther on CQN? The ole bhlog is looking up.

     

     

    DBBIA/AsylumRecordsCSC

  18. From the English edition of the Mirror…

     

     

    West Ham have pulled out of a move for ­Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic.

     

     

    The Hammers offered the Glasgow club £5.25million and a ­further £1m based on ­appearances for the ­17-goal Croatian, who arrived for £4m just 17 months ago.

     

     

     

    Rangers were ­prepared to cash in, but Jelavic’s personal terms ­appeared to kill the deal.

     

     

    Hammers ­co-chairman David Sullivan was disappointed that ­details of the offer were exaggerated and made public in ­Scotland.

     

     

    They were leaked in an attempt to create an ­auction for Jelavic, who is rumoured to be a target for Premier League clubs Liverpool, Fulham, West Brom and QPR.

     

     

    Jelavic, who is earning £24,000 a week at Ibrox, wanted in excess of £40,000 to play at Upton Park and around £60,000 if West Ham got promoted to the Premier League.