Car salesman called in game of poker


The cabal failed.  Through their point man in the Highlands they thought had the numbers the null and void the entire league season.  Poker was the game of their choice and they intimated they had documented evidence of wrongdoing at the SPFL in their hand.  Neil Doncaster and Rod McKenzie must go!

Fortified, the SPFL called their bluff.  ‘We call you, show us your hand!’  There was no response.  It was pitiful.  Still, today, they call for an investigation.  Produce your evidence or, respectfully, shut your greetin’ face.  There is no evidence, but they cannot say that.  Consequently, they have left fans disillusioned, paranoid and bitter, not a demographic you would want to build an empire on.  All this when they need to queue to buy tissues from the supermarket.

For the record, Celtic have been significantly stressed throughout this period.  We held no aces; but if I were to list those I would never play poker against, Peter Lawwell would be in top spot.

We are not in the business of offering a job to an exec at a Championship club if he could provide a vote.  But we could offer experience, sincerity and assuredness.  This proved to be enough while the car salesman was ranting about Private Eye.

Now Ann Budge is to head up a working party to look into league reconstruction, I think we all know how well it will be run.  In her statement this morning, Ann is still expressing anger – at others, not at those who contrived to leave Hearts four points adrift of the third best supported team in the third largest town in Lanarkshire.

All the angst you witnessed since yesterday is all about stopping Celtic winning the league in the only way possible – by ensuring no one can win the league.  We would still prefer to complete the season on the park, but that will not happen.

This will be a memorable season in our Celtic supporting lives.  You have a tale to tell to future generations.  There is not a championship winning game to discuss, just a beautiful asterisk.  Own the asterisk; tell people that as the floodlights went out across Europe, we stood 13 points clear.  Tell them our asterisk denotes sporting performance, not cheating player registration.

This has been a sweet one.

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  1. FAO DAVID66…


    My Mobile is playing up again just now, just a quick message to let you know that I DID get a Tesco delivery today, so I am fine food wise etc.



    I will contact you after this weekend to give a wee update on matters.


    Cheers mate and HH to you and the good lady.



  2. Big Jimmy – That’s good. Just let me know when and if you need anything. 👍



    D. :)

  3. FAO of any Lurkin Huns….


    Celtic’s 2nd ..Nine in a Row beckons






    Can you see a “Happy” Hun…no..no.?




    It MAY well be that Celtic’s League Title for this season will have an “Asterisk”?……but you Huns have NO RIGHT to demand anything of the sort….., its NOT your call…..!

  4. It is still possible that UEFA can award places for next seasons European competitions on current league positions ,but NOT require that teams are named as champions.



    Infact it is a distinct possibility.



    The leagues in Italy and Spain are particularly close.




  5. Paul 67,



    If only Carlsberg did Scottish football.



    Second to that we have Peter Lawwell.



    HH to all and stay safe.

  6. TINYTIM..


    I see where you are coming from…but surely every individual FA in any country would be forced to name a club as Champions in order that the correct Prize money was given out for League Placings ?


    In Celtic’s case…if all the League prize money was equally distributed to ALL Clubs in the SPL, and Celtic were NOT declared Champions then ANY Club finishing 2nd or 3rd etc could maybe argue that there should be some sort of RAFFLE to determine who plays in Champions League…Europa Cup for next season 2020/2021..


    Knowing the Huns..IF they received the same prize money as Celtic DESPITE being 13 points behind etc…they would claim that a “Predecent” has been set…and why should Celtic ( who would not be officially champions)…be allowed to walk straight into champions League qualifiers etc ?


    Just thinking off the top of my head.



  7. Canamalar it looks like OCD obsession on



    Good effort on the herd immunity strategy just a couple of things


    I suggest while “herd immunity” is a term pertaining to how pandemics eventually disappear, when out torys and mad capitalists use it, its just a sanitised term for cull, as you identify there are a number of ways to address the problem but it was clear when bojo used the same term he was referring to allowing it to spread unimpeded in the full knowledge of the implications on the NHS and care centres. He was also fully aware of the impact it would have on the staff of these institutions. That in any mans language is a cull.



    On the idea I note was quickly skimmed over, that immunity will come with our immune systems creating the antibodies necessary. There is no evidence that immunity from all lineages or even all strains of a single line will be developed, currently there are 5 distinct lineages, each has provided multiple strains, at the moment they are hoping the antibodies for one strain will prove effective against all strains of that lineage, the bigger issue is if the the antibodies will protect against all lineages as this could keep us shutdown for years never mind one year. We still don’t know if the lineages are differ in severity. Such that while you advise on a mortality rate of 1% (I have seen 3.6% mooted) all we know the figure is an average, some lineages may be more lethal than others.



    So back to my point, with so much uncertainty surrounding this virus, using the “herd immunity” term and calling it a strategy when indeed the real strategy was to do nothing and allow the virus to spread unimpeded is a crime against humanity and we should call it for what it is, institutionalised murder, they got rid of capital punishment for criminals so why are they being allowed to use it on innocents?

  8. League Match….18th October 1975.


    This is the Abandoned match that I Posted about on here a few days ago, but i couldnt remember what year..or how long was played…and I also forgot about the Pitch Invasion LOL…



    With Hibs deservedly leading through two fine goals thick fog descended on Parkhead. With only five minutes left referee Davidson abandoned the game much to the disgust of Hibs’ manager Eddie Turnbull who fumed ‘There is no way Celtic would have won that game’.


    SFA referees’ supervisor Jack Mowat backed Davidson by saying that he had acted correctly by stopping the game.



    Sadly the game was marred by an invasion of fans from the Jungle who took advantage of the fog to run on the field.



    The Celtic fans in the 33,000 cheered loudly as the game was abandoned but Hibs were left nursing a sense of injustice.







    Latchford, McGrain, Lynch, P McCluskey, MacDonald, Edvaldsson, Dalglish (McNamara), Hood, Deans (Lennox), Callaghan, Wilson.





    McDonald Brownlie Schaedler Stanton Barry Blackley MacLeod Bremner Harper Munro Duncan Subs: Smith Spalding


    Goals: Bremner 26 Harper 76



    Referee: R H Davidson (Airdrie)


    Attendance: 33,000


    As the teams walked off…wee Joe Harper of Hibs was giving the Jungle the “Vicky…with both hands…that just made us Celtic fans laugh even louder !





  9. No Vaccine,no crowds.Get used to it.Would anyone go near a football ground in August.?.Going back into a pub is going to be hazardous for a long time.Life ,as we knew it,will never be the same until a vaccine emerges.

  10. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    Tiny Tim – yip.



    Where the league’s are close it is a problem.



    Where there are runaway leaders, e.g. England, France, Scotland, Belgium it isn’t.



    Hail hail



    Keep The Faith

  11. TIM MALONE WILL TELL on 16TH APRIL 2020 12:51 PM



    Good article Paul 67 – we do indeed owe thanks to Dundee for their ultimate integrity but have uncovered a new partner in the “axis of evil” i.e. ICT.



    *amazingly, Albert Kidd notwithstanding, hundee have never been friends of ours, who prior tae Tommy Coyne refused tae sell us players which cost us WGS and initially Stevie Murray, going further back when we were on the cusp of relegation, they, sitting in 4th place 15 points (2 points a win then) and a 43 GD behind champions Hibbees, had their players with nothing to play for on a massive bonus tae beat us in the final game of the season.



    God bless Bobby Evans who switched to right half and had his finest game for us, Larkhall born Bobby Hogg who actually only played sporadically that season, and appears that he was pulled in late for that do or die match despite having last played in January, and only a handful of times for the first team in the past six months, and hat trick hero Jock Weir signed only 2 months earlier from Blackburn whose last minute goal gave us the winner.



    As for ICT I’ve never held any animosity toward them no even after the supercalifragilistic game, that’s down more to the manager who lost the dressing room. How can a club, who have Culloden in their footprint, have any time for the imperialistic bruttush club. This is more down tae that bassa gardner who should be given his P45.

  12. The Battered Bunnet on

    In terms of case fatality rate, this is the most recent research I’ve seen, and the only one using serum antibody tests: https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/-2019-ncov-new-coronavirus/-2019-ncov-studies-research-academia/847341-preliminary-results-and-conclusions-of-the-covid-19-case-cluster-study-gangelt-municipality



    It shows that in one of Germany’s hotspot towns, 15% of the population had the antibodies, and the calculated case fatality rate was given as 0.37%.

  13. i'vehadtochangemynamebacktojackiemac on

    ‘Partick Thistle decide not to take legal action after SPFL plan relegates them’




    Re my earlier post on the asterisk . I don’t object to our ninth title being asterisked per se , rather it’s the principle of the huns cheating titles appearing as honest wins.



    Their titles should of course be stripped , but failing that , perhaps a double asterisk to denote that our asterisk and theirs mean quite different things.



    *and a triple asterisks for their 1st one which was shared with Dumbarton who had a superior goal average and goal difference and on head to head had a 7-5 agg over them.



    After they tied the playoff 2-2 in which they lost a 2 goal lead and parked the bus at the end they bitched that much about a disallowed goal, something they had a reputation for even back then, that the newly formed SFL refused tae sanction another replay thus the title being shared.

  15. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    BIG JIMMY on 16TH APRIL 2020 4:13 PM



    A fellow member of Celtic Films told me that when Eddie Turnbull came marching back down the tunnel in high dudgeon about the decision to abandon the game , big Jock started taking the hiss .


    Along the lines of ” Aw , the shame , Eddie . It just isnae ferr , son “.


    Not verbatim , but you get the gist .



    Jock. Legend .

  16. The Battered Bunnet on

    Thanks elsewhere for the kind comments on my post on the last thread. It’s no more than what I gather, and carries the same authority as a Keith Jackson analysis of Sevco’s accounts.

  17. The Battered Bunnet on

    BSR – I trust you bought a whole lorne and a whole puddin, rather than a slice off each!!

  18. Ivehad


    This had been posted before and is on page 23 of the Spfl rules – from this it would appear that the board itself could have decided to end the season without referyto the club’s.



    “Season means the period of the year commencing on the date of the first League


    Match in a Season and ending on the date of the last League Match in the same


    Season or otherwise as determined by the Board and which excludes the Close



  19. whitedoghunch on



    and me no even a sailor


    he is delivering on Saturday


    support local producers


    take care

  20. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on




    The imponderable aspect is the possibility / probability that vulnerability could depend on genetic factors.


    This seems to be the case.


    And underlines the limitation of generalisations .


    It really is a Pandora`s box.

  21. The Battered Bunnet on

    Dunno Macjay, only thing we really know is that we know very little about it.


    OK BHOYS and GHIRLS i just heard from my wee pal BGX formerly of this parish who is alive and well and sends his regards to one and all.



    Someone posted a few months ago they used to talk a lot about music.HE is locked in all day and ventures out to walk to DUKE ST and back every day.His son has not been out front door for 3 weeks . BLESS.

  23. In other matters. I read several years ago that if the price of Brent crude drops to around $30 a barrel the north sea oil industry is uneconomical. The oil industry is kaput and therefore so is the Scottish economy.


    Any oil experts out there?

  24. The Blogger Formerly Known As GM on

    I’m looking forward to seeing the SMSM spill as much ink questioning why no ‘evidence’ has been produced or why no ‘legal action’??



    Enquiring minds want to know.