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Celtic, St Johnstone and flash-in-the-pan winners

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St Johnstone could cement their position as Scotland’s second most successful team over the last decade.  Not that they found it easy, they were pushed all the way to a penalty kick win last night to secure their place in the Scottish Cup semi-finals.

While Celtic have won 19 major trophies in the last decade, Saints are the second most successful club in the country with two wins.  St Mirren or Kilmarnock, who play their quarterfinal tonight, could join them on two wins if they take the cup, as would Hibs, if they followed their 2016 success with a win this season, although Hibs tradition is to leave a respectful 114-year gap between Scottish Cup wins.

Apart from Celtic and St Johnstone there have been eight other flash-in-the -pan winners, seven of whom are solvent, not dependent on regular cash calls or in breach of Uefa Financial Fair Play regulations.  I know it’s been a hard year but solvency always has the final say.

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  1. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    Do we have any idea how they are managing to keep solvent?

  2. Very amusing end of the evening last night.

     

    I briefly flicked on to BBC Radio Scotland to see how the game at Ibrox was going. The written indicated a home win although no penalty had arrived.

     

    I stopped thinking about it and watched Line of Duty. Here in a posh part of Edinburgh the red boxes for cardboard collection are put out on a Sunday night. At the end of the TV I looked out the window at ground floor level to discover my normally very sober chartered accountant neighbour offering me up a wee jig. I immediately went to my iPhone to discover probably the best news of the season.

     

    Really sad but I confess to a real buzz from that result.

     

    Not read any sports commentators yet describing the result as good for Scottish football- which it is.

  3. Morning Bhoys.

     

     

    Early yin Paul.

     

     

    Last night was sweet and brings our own achievements into perspective. We will only appreciate our trebles years from now.

     

     

    KLV

  4. BIG JIMMY on 26TH APRIL 2021 9:55 AM

     

    DAVID66..

     

     

    The Pubs will open INSIDE on May 17th ( I think)…and Covid permitting ?

     

     

    If you want to wait til May 17th or soon after and meet in MY local..thats okay…I understand….but I plan to try and get into a Beer Garden Tomorrow…cos Im CHOKING for Beer …LOL

     

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    Big Jimmy – Aye slot me in for the first day of the Shipbank opening and I will enjoy a swally and your patter on that day.

     

     

    If you can let me know in advance as i might have to take time off work. :)

     

     

    D :)

     

     

     

     

    HH.

  5. Paul67

     

    Is that a hint at a club selling £31m worth of new shares since Oct ???

     

     

    What is FtSFA doing if a club is operating whilst insolvent

     

    Now that needs asked

  6. BIG GEORGES FAN CLUB – HAIL, HAIL, WEE OSCAR on 26TH APRIL 2021 10:41 AM

     

    Do we have any idea how they are managing to keep solvent?

     

     

     

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    Winning the league has helped.

  7. The Battered Bunnet on

    Just as well really, as they’d set off all their fireworks a couple of weeks ago.

  8. From previous thread..

     

     

    Big Jimmy

     

     

    Foster goes oot wi/is married to another bluenose Amy McDonald who’s had a few songs in the charts.looked like he was wearing her cast offs

     

     

     Im going out for a pint wi my old pal DAVID66 Jimmy as soon as it can be arranged.Hopefully you’l join us big man.

  9. Back to Basics - Glass Half Full on

    PLB @ 10:49 AM

     

     

    “Of course if they reach the ECL the game’s a bogey”

     

     

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    PLB – interesting.

     

     

    Respectfully, what is the basis of your above opinion?

     

     

    Hail hail

     

     

    Keep The Faith

     

     

    We’re Not Half of Anything

  10. We appoint a decent manager, the league is there for us next season. Gerrard is largely hype with little substance.

  11. I watched the penalties on Hesgoal once i saw that St J had equalised

     

     

    Massive hearty laugh in the background at both saves! It wasn’t there on BBC highlights later but i did notice it at the Morelos header off the post.

     

     

    Must be a Tim on the production team.

     

     

    PS

     

    credit to Chis Kane for scoring but also for keeping McGregor occupied (i.e. being shoved by him) as he could have come out and challenged Clark. He even tried to claim he was fouled by Kane

     

     

    Hail Hail

  12. DAVID66 on 26TH APRIL 2021 10:58 AM

     

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    I will try and come up with a couple of dates for the Bevvy session just before May 17th and my Local would be a great choice….(says ME in an unbiased selfish way ), and give you plenty of notice, but I dont want you losing Time and wages off work ?

     

    A ” Friday” would be ideal for my local as there is Live Song/Music on Saturdays and Sundays, and its usually too noisy and busy to have a proper session of Beer, and telling stories/Jokes and lies aplenty…thats what auld men like me tend to do at every opportunity !

     

    LOL

     

    in the meantime, I MUST find a Pub with a Beer Garden for Tomorow…I was planning a good Swally for today, but my Vaccine Jab has put a spanner in my works !

     

    HH.

  13. DREW1967 on 26TH APRIL 2021 11:11 AM

     

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    DAVID66 is happy to meet at MY Local, as we went to HIS Local last time….but im easy…as hawf the female population of the West of Scotland will tell ya !

     

    LOL.

     

     

    HH.

  14. FAVOURITE UNCLE on

    CONEYBHOY on 26TH APRIL 2021 11:33 AM

     

     

    Look again the huns defender pulls KANE backwards and that set KANE up to score.

     

     

    PS Black bins emptied this morning and guy doing collection was BIG ZANDERS double.

  15. A free run at a treble and never even got as far as Hampden

     

    Adam Lynch

     

    @AdamLynch27

     

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    15h

     

    1/9 trophies for the greatest manager in Scottish football history

     

     

    What a job he really is doing Clapping hands sign

  16. Jim Spence

     

    @JimSpenceDundee

     

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    14h

     

    In fairness it’s an easy mistake to make, to miss a six foot six goalie in luminous green gear arriving in your penalty box in the last minute😎

  17. Celtic will post an annual loss of somewhere between £10m & £20m this season – interim was c£7m. This will probably result in a net debt situation, the first in many a year.

     

     

    Rest assured that this will be headlined & covered extensively in the Scottish media.

     

     

    Accumulated losses at Ibrox since the formation of the new club will be c£100m – this, as always, will be overlooked, as will the ‘downpour’ of confetti shares used to ‘balance the books’.

     

     

    The target at Ibrox is to negotiate the coming CL qualifiers where they’ll have a relatively easy task and get to the group-stage, win the title next season, then straight into the CL groups again. That would be an £80m+ ‘shot in the arm’

     

     

    This would represent an enormous turn-around. It would also probably mean no players being sold & perhaps one, or, two, brought in.

     

     

    How can they do this and stay within the fair play rules? Will there be another share issue?

     

     

    My opinion is that they will risk all to get to CL groups – however if that fails, a fire-sale of players may be needed in August – this of course would handicap next season’s title defence & subsequent automatic CL entry thereafter.

     

     

    By ‘handing’ them the title this season we have given them a reasonable road-map to sorting out their financial omnishambles of the last ten years quickly – 10iar will then be seen as the lesser loss.

     

     

    To mount a challenge to this from its current position, Celtic needs to gamble for the first time in ten years – the BIG question is will it.

  18. Susie Dent 💙

     

    @susie_dent

     

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    2h

     

    Word of the day is ‘snollygoster’ (19th century): an individual guided by personal gain rather than by principles.

  19. Paul67 et al

     

     

    In 1974-75 Celtic FC won both the League Cup and the Scottish Cup.

     

    Did that make us the most successful team in Scotland that season?

     

     

    funnyitdidntfeelthatwaycsc

  20. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    When I saw the number of posts on the previous blog I thought we must have announced a new manager, then I remembered how excited everybody gets when It’s-Definitely-Not-Rangers lose.

     

    Heck, it’s just like back in the old days after a Rangers defeat!

     

    Mission accomplished, I guess.

  21. Delight turned to embarrassment turned to anger.

     

     

    A team of rejects, journeymen and third rate players coached by a Liverpool u18 manager has skooshed the Scottish league.

     

     

    Shameful for all connected to Celtic.

  22. £31 million in shares at the Govan Laundry this year?

     

     

    Apart from the football authorities when do plod and HMRC take a look?

     

     

    Dodgy is on their DNA and is probably the most authentic old rangers thing about new rangers. That and the bigotry.

  23. MAJESTIC HARTSON @ 12:46

     

     

    A staggering 87% of Celtic’s goals conceded in all competitions this season have came within 30 seconds of a set piece being conceded, the highest percentage in football history.

     

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    If those starts are correct, and they are indeed staggering, what does it say about the management & players at Celtic this season?

     

     

    To me it says that there is/was a total lack of nous in the management & coaching of players. It also says that that with this happening so frequently the players just couldn’t give a damn. Let’s face it, pride in your own performance would lead you to do things differently.

     

     

    I have said all season that Ibrox team are well-coached and have shape & discipline and that we play ‘off the cuff’ – stats like this, if true, prove this beyond doubt.

  24. BIG JIMMY on 26TH APRIL 2021 11:41 AM

     

    DAVID66 on 26TH APRIL 2021 10:58 AM

     

     

     

     

    …………….

     

     

     

     

     

     

    I will try and come up with a couple of dates for the Bevvy session just before May 17th and my Local would be a great choice….(says ME in an unbiased selfish way ), and give you plenty of notice, but I dont want you losing Time and wages off work ?

     

     

     

     

    A ” Friday” would be ideal for my local as there is Live Song/Music on Saturdays and Sundays, and its usually too noisy and busy to have a proper session of Beer, and telling stories/Jokes and lies aplenty…thats what auld men like me tend to do at every opportunity !

     

     

     

     

    LOL

     

     

     

     

    in the meantime, I MUST find a Pub with a Beer Garden for Tomorow…I was planning a good Swally for today, but my Vaccine Jab has put a spanner in my works !

     

     

     

     

    HH.

     

     

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    Big Jimmy – To be honest a Friday would suit me better with being off on the Saturday and I could have a wee half day on the Friday or use my saved hours/Flexi.

     

     

    D :)

  25. Why would anyone buy shares in any business when the price is made up, a guess , wishful thinking, every share is 20p who says this is its true value, can the rice go up or down doesn’t seem to, this is a major plus for them, but why anyone would set fire to million pound banknotes also arouses suspicion in me and i cannot fathom why the authorites legal football and tax are not interested.

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