Change underway at SFA, Irish Voice launch


Some of the reaction to Peter Lawwell’s promotion to the top table of the bowling club yesterday was thoroughly entertaining, including some from our own side.  As a rule, I’m happy to germinate nonsense which distracts potential opponents from applying logical analysis to their world, so now THE EVIDENCE is all there!!

The SFA badly need higher calibre board members and, despite some generous assessments (from all sides), Celtic’s influence over the Association has been akin to pushing water up a marble staircase.  The only genuine solutions to Scottish football’s problems will be to the benefit of all clubs, not just the main income generator.  This is the challenge Peter Lawwell should set himself.  By delivering well-funded, competitive football for all, he will best look after the interests of Celtic.  Big changes all round are required.

I was accustomed today by a suggestion that Celtic were about to announce debts of over £30m after investing in some underperforming bonds!  Fortunately the story teller is listening to the wrong people and this is complete fantasy.  At least this nonsense keeps people from reading the accounts and asking by our board blow so much cash on amortisation each year instead of buying players.

Shout out to the newly launched Irish Voice newspaper, issue one of which is now out.  Focussed on “Bringing you all the news from the Irish in Scotland” it’s a really impressive read – and it’s free!  Check it out online here and look out for the paper copy.
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  1. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    From Tom English article.




    “The gist of the argument against it appears to be this: He’s Celtic and therefore anti-Rangers. He’ll have too much control. He’ll feather the nest of his own club and shaft the rest. Suspicion and conspiracy and poison, too, but not a lot in the way of commonsense.”





    Why would they not argue thus?



    They would see it as how their Placements treated Scottish football in general and Celtic in particular.

  2. leftclicktic oscar in our thoughts on

    Although there are times when we dont see eye to eye on here, it is a special place when one of our own is in need .




  3. I see the spin today is that McLelland and Murray weren’t really involved in the death of the old club … it was all that nasty Craig Whyte’s fault ad they never liked him anyway.



    I hope that the newest member of the SFA’s Board reminds him that the fit ad proper person test mentions being a director within five years of administration for a reason – a situation like that doesn’t develop overnight. We all know that the financial issues in the old club went back many years, including the time that McLelland and Murray were directors.

  4. Tauranga - Keep hope in your heart wee Oscar and family on

    Starry Plough god bless your mum, may her soul rest in peace.



    On the phone home right now, mrs tauranga talking , my Mum is seventy today.



    take care of yersel mate and look after your family.

  5. leftclicktic oscar in our thoughts on

    Peter Lawwell celtic & SFA = conflict of interest say the deluded mob





    Where has this COI been for over a century when it was seen as a must that you were connected to “yon liquidated mob” to be good enough for the job.



    Their control and power of all things is eroding day by day and they cant cope with the thought of that.



    their children and grandchildren will be cfc supporters ,that thought is driving their desperate actions just now.



    Tick Tock

  6. The Token Tim in support and praying for Wee Oscar on




    Sincere Condolences on the loss of your Mum.


    Thoughts and prayers with you and your Family at this saddest of times.



    God Bless her and RIP.






  7. Starry Plough.



    Sincere condolences on the loss of your mother.Thoughts are with you at this sad time.

  8. Philbhoy - Bring it on!!!! on




    Really sorry to hear the news about your wee Mum.



    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers today,



    May she rest in peace..

  9. Football book ——–



    The Nowhere Men ——-Michael Calvin .



    A fabulous read re the wacky world of football scouts .



    Enlightening , informative and very entertaining .



    One of the best football books I’ve ever read..



    Get your book tokens out !

  10. Starry Plough


    just logged in and seen the sad news about your mum. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours at this very sad time for you all. I know you will find the strength to help you through this.

  11. Jungle Jim



    I saw those stats the other day- they are incorrect for Smith. I know he had a mediocre record but he won more games than that – first time round especially.




    Jimbo67 supporting Oscar Knox

  12. NatKnow - Supporting Wee Oscar on

    Starry Plough



    So sorry to hear your news. My thoughts are with you and I’ll say a wee prayer for your mum.




  13. markderrybhoy supporting Oscar and Karina on

    Starry Plough


    May your mother Rest In Peace.


    Sincere condolences at this most difficult of times.



  14. Starry



    Sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. From what you have shared with us, it sounds like she was a marvel.



    Saints of God come to her aid.


    Hasten to meet her, angels of the Lord.


    Receive her soul and present her to God the Most High.

  15. tully57 - praying for Wee Oscar on

    Starry Plough



    Sorry to hear the sad news about your Mum.



    I hope you can hold on to and cherish the good memories and good times you shared with her.



    May she rest in peace forever.

  16. Starry Plough,



    Life’s most cruel blow.


    No doubt she has given you the resources to see it through.



    May she Rest in Peace.

  17. Starry



    So sorry to here the sad news of your ma passing.



    She will now look down and look after you and yours just as she always has.



    Be strong and look after the rest of the family mate.



    We all share your grief as the Celtic family.

  18. Today is my 60th birthday. Gold Coast Tracey has whisked me off for the weekend down the New South Wales coast. We have just had dinner in an Italian restaurant where she presented me with a beautiful limited edition 125th anniversary Celtic watch.



    I shall savour this weekend because on Monday I go into hospital to have my prostate removed. The op and the recovery will be tough but I am not going to think about that until I get back to the Gold Coast on Sunday.



    Right now I just feel blessed.



    Hail Hail

  19. Tom McLaughlin.


    Hope all goes well for you.


    Hope you make a full recovery, I will include you in my prayers, take care and hoopy birthday mate.

  20. Dubaibhoy-"If I signed off the accounts it has been in good faith." on

    Summa of Sammi….


    11:08 on


    5 September, 2013



    One minor correction. It says the sole defeat was against Barcelona. That should read Henrik Larsson’s Barcelona.

  21. Left Back in the dressing room on

    Anyone any idea when there will be a general sale for the Barca away game? On their website ,Members only and a PIN. went last year bought tickets for away end and got in no problem. Catalunya square was rocking before the game! Bring it on.