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. The question of being ‘ Fit and Proper’ has already been answered.



    Murray and McLelland will have taken CO and Regan for dinner and they will have come up with the tale that will be spun.

  2. RobinBhoy - Supporting Wee Oscar and Mackenzie on

    Starry Plough,



    God Bless yer wee mammy, may she Rest in Peace.



    Tom McLaughlin,



    Happy Birthday, enjoy, and best wishes for a speedy and full recovery.




  3. bognorbhoyle oscar in my thoughts on

    Tom McLaughlin



    all the best on your birthday


    hope monday goes well



    Starry Plough



    thoughts with you and yours

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




    How long do you reckon it’ll take him to master the ole Steve McLaren accent?

  5. The silence from the MSM on the illegal appointments of two former directors back onto the board of Sevco,I know should not cause shock among us,but it should not be overlooked by us.How is this possible?.This is not a football matter.This is company law.All the talk of “Peace breaking out”in the boardroom is filling their tabloid inches,while the main point regarding their appointments is ignored.


    They were directors.They were involved when the hun died.No mealy mouthed excuses about”Not being really involved”will wash.


    Things like this just really eat me up.Pedro,step forward.

  6. .



    Dubaibhoy-”If I signed off the accounts it has been in good faith.”


    11:20 on


    5 September, 2013


    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.



    l would go Further and Say..The Sole defeat was Against Henrik Larsson..




  7. GCT,



    Many Happy Returns.


    I did not realise that you are still only a youngster.



    My thoughts will be with you on Monday.


    The complete recovery from this increasingly common procedure is very encouraging.


    I know so many guys who have now fully recovered from it.


    Your own positive attitude to it is vitally important.



    Good Luck.

  8. weet weet weet(GBWO) on

    Starry plough



    So sorry for your loss,thoughts and prayers for your mammy.






    Good luck pal,




  9. Quick question.. I just got my new phone and am trying to find the celticfc combobulator. I had it on my Galaxy S2 but now I have an S4 I can’t find it anymore. Anyone any ideas?

  10. If the move to reinstall those two directors into the knew board of the liquigers is illegal, then surely the watchdogs at the stock market will pick this up ?

  11. Starry plough, just logged on, extremely sorry to read about your great loss. Please believe there are many many of the Celtic Family who post and lurk here who are thinking and praying for your Mammy and for you and your family. I’ll be heading into Clonmel Town in the next couple of hours and will visit one of our 3 beautiful town centre Churches to say a prayer for your wee Mammy.

  12. Happy birthday Tom Mc have a great day and good luck with the op. Having a wee tea break in between doing my favourite chore, aye right, painting woodwork. Surfing on my phone courtesy of a week’s freebie from Deutsche O2, very unlike the Germans to give you anything for nothing. They say copper wire was created when 2 Germans found an old German pfennig lying in the street ;-) Apologies to my German friends.

  13. Haven’t scrolled back so not sure if Tom as just had operation or is just facing into it. Either way best of luck Tom, and every good wish for a speedy & complete recovery.

  14. AC Milan .



    Paperwork blunder means that M’ Baye Niang can’t play in the CL group stage .



    M’Baye Niang is the player who missed the sitter in the Nou Camp when Milan were 1-0 down to Barca in last season’s CL last 16 game.

  15. leftclicktic oscar in our thoughts on

    Tom McLaughlin.




    You are right to enjoy the moment Monday will be here soon enough.



    Have a great day.

  16. Joe Filippis Haircut on

    Tom McLaughlin. I wish you all the very best for your Prostrate operation and I wish you a speedy recovery. H.H.

  17. MHARK67 prayin for OSCAR KNOX on

    Starry Plough.. very sorry to hear of your loss thoughts and prayers for you and yours



    Tom hoopy birthday enjoy thecweekendcand a speedy recovery next week

  18. leftclicktic oscar in our thoughts on

    Ronnie Esplin ‏@RonnieEsplin 6m



    Paul Murray to release statement through Press Association in next hour or so. Response to stock exchange statement from #rangers yesterday.

  19. Starry Plough


    Sorry to hear about your loss.


    Don’t cry, but smile and carry on being the person she has made.


    She’s counting on it.


    God bless


    Teuchter ár lá

  20. Chaps – I havent read back so apologies if covered.



    Arent Paul Murray and Mclelland banned from being on the board of a football club following the hun debacle?

  21. leftclicktic oscar in our thoughts on

    David Low‏@Heavidor


    Is worth a follow on twitter just now.



    telling them like it is

  22. turkeyboy@11.30


    Spot on.


    Even if we take a charitable view, the club previously plying their trade from Ibrox cannot be allowed to have died in vain. Anyone involved in the theft of hundreds of thousands of pounds from hundreds of creditors cannot be allowed near a balance sheet.


    Its time for authority to step in because this is not about opinions,its about fact and legality.

  23. I'm Neil Lennon (tamrabam) on

    the fact that PL being appointed to the sfa upper echelons makes news for these types of reasons shows what is wrong with this wee country