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Contrast between SPFL and EFL will benefit Scottish clubs

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Earlier this month we discussed the English Football League, where Championship clubs are in particular danger.  Unlike the SPFL there is little leadership from “the centre”.  Clubs and the League hope to complete the season and only yesterday published a plan on what to do in the event that is not possible.

Completing the season will require investment in blanket testing which will cost hard-up clubs millions of pounds, players would need to be taken off furlough (where applicable) weeks before games are played, and there will be zero ticket money generated.

All this helps clubs, fans and everyone else feel better about the sporting integrity of their competitions, but it will only compound the financial crisis afflicting the sport if they undertake the process and, as is very possible, some or all clubs need to isolate due to positive tests.  This could lead to a later curtailment of the league, with unnecessary illness (or worse) and cost.

The contrast with the SPFL is stark.  The Scottish League took medical and legal advice and went on the front foot with a strong recommendation to clubs, which was overwhelmingly supported.  These decisions are horrible and inevitably unfair on someone, but good leadership means you need to make yourself unpopular at times.

What happens with the English Premiership is largely immaterial to Scottish football.  Our more immediate competitors occupy the leagues below.  This is where Scottish clubs have lost most of their talent to.  There will be opportunities for Scottish clubs as a consequence of how the two leagues reacted to the crisis.  Keep your eye on what happens here.

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  1. Rock Tree Bhoy on

    Surely by now Stevie G must be thinking I’ve made a wrong move here, surely, he cant be that much of a daftie, he’s got to be looking for an exit with honour by now,

     

     

    on a separate note – Andy Halliday – he seems a genuine enough guy – clearly a sevco die hard that wears his heart on his sleeve – but still kinda feel for him – we’ve had our fair share of Andy Hallidays over the years.

  2. It must be at least 20 years since I last played a vinyl album having switched to CD over the years but decided during lockdown to resurect my Sony turntable and really enjoying listening to all those Lp’s I’ve collected over the decades.

     

     

    Was also going through old video tapes – remember those fellas – and was delighted to discover i have a few gems from the Seville season with Blessed Martin and his team. With EPl overkill on Tv at present am looking forward to watching some of those matches again. Had a brief look at the opening minutes of the Liverpool match at Anfield and I see Lenny up against Stevie G and it looks a cracker and a tremendous atmosphere. That was a big physical Celtic side who took no prisoners.

  3. Rock Tree Bhoy……….In fairness they did play quite well in Europe but were a disaster when it came to the bread and butter games. Disaster in the Cup games and total collapse in the Championship.

  4. Fairhillbhoy! Happy 50th mate ! You been unlucky in lockdown can’t get out and celebrate Anniversary or 50th ! Hope you have a blast anyway mate !

  5. hankwray

     

     

    Scotland versus Holland 1978 on BBCi/BBC Scotland @ 7pm.

     

    Wi Tam Forsyth!

  6. whitedoghunch on

    are there any sites I can get me to read me these pages

     

    wrong glasses 1 mnth in hospital

  7. whitedoghunch on 22nd May 2020 6:23 pm

     

     

    are there any sites I can get me to read me these pages

     

     

    wrong glasses 1 mnth in hospital

     

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    Most devices should have screen reader available under the Accessibility settings

  8. I actually had a sharp intake of breath and a wee lump in my throat when i saw this picutre of clark and cesar

     

     

     

    Marcus Nash

     

    @marcusnash

     

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    May 20

     

    I’ve been asked to share this by my neighbour, a football legend. 👇🏻

     

     

    John’s encouraging everyone to get their hands on this t-shirt and wear it on the 25th of May in honour of that day in 1967.

     

     

    Make sure to tag

     

    @SimonDonnelly13

     

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  9. TheTwelfthMan on

    Whitedog…

     

     

    Top left of address bar, where it says celticquicknew.co.uk if on phone or tablet you’ll see a small and a large Capital A. Click on this and you can increase the type size.

  10. Rock Tree Bhoy on

    HANKRAY on 22ND MAY 2020 6:07 PM

     

     

    Rock Tree Bhoy……….In fairness they did play quite well in Europe but were a disaster when it came to the bread and butter games. Disaster in the Cup games and total collapse in the Championship

     

     

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    he’s well and truly bedded in now, had plenty of time to have a good look around him, talk to the peepul and hear what they really think, if he hasn’t realised by now that he’s landed in a snake pit then hell mend him.

  11. Paul’s opening words are “Earlier this month we discussed” . Does he ever discuss anything after posting a new article?

  12. WHITEDOGHUNCH on 22ND MAY 2020 6:23 PM

     

    are there any sites I can get me to read me these pages

     

    wrong glasses 1 mnth in hospital

     

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    Wondered where you’ve been. Had posted looking for your advice regarding that Lebanese wine you recommend for celebrating The Nine.

     

    Hope, and trust, you are well. These hospitals are usually full of sick people.

     

    There again, you probably won’t be able to read this!!

  13. Celticrollercoaster supporting The Walk With Shay Legacy Fund on

    Hey yeah you with the sad face

     

    Come up to my place and live it up

     

    You beside the dance floor

     

    What do you cry for let’s live it up

     

    Just answer me the question why

     

    You stand alone by the phone in the corner and cry

     

    How can you see looking through those tears

     

    Don’t you know you’re worth your weight in gold

     

    I can’t believe that you’re alone in here

     

    Let me warm your hands against the cold…

     

     

     

    Good Evening CQN,

     

     

    Friday night footie quiz starts at 9pm. See you then!

     

     

    HH

     

     

    CRC

  14. Celticrollercoaster supporting The Walk With Shay Legacy Fund on

    The current bid for the signed Jackie top is at £310.00. Thank you very much:

     

     

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    All of the net proceeds raised in this auction, will be donated to Strathcarron Hospice, in memory of our good friend Helen Dunese Stewart (Minx 1888), who sadly passed away recently.

     

     

    To bid, simply send an email to walkwithshay@yahoo.com.

     

     

    The bidding closes tonight at 8:30pm and the winner will be notified shortly afterwards and arrangements will be made for the winner to collect the framed top. We can also arrange for the top to be couriered to the winner, but delivery costs would need to be added.

     

     

    We will of course, keep everyone informed of the highest bid as we progress during the auction.

     

     

    Please note, that If you wish your bid to remain anonymous please state this when your bid

     

     

    Happy Bidding and thank you.

     

     

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  15. prestonpans bhoys on

    So planning permission sought for Albion car park. Now was that not a bit close to the Close Brothers security? Sure SMSM will be all over it, like the rumour that they have got Hagi and they’ll do a Michael Stewart😵investigation

  16. Good evening CQN:

     

    The winning bid for the signed Jackie top was £310.00. The successful bidder has been notified, they want no publicity.

     

    https://postimg.cc/Sj4zZG0f

     

    The £310 will be donated to Strathcarron Hospice, in memory of our good friend Helen Dunese Stewart (Minx 1888).

     

    The Walk with Shay Legacy fund thank you and the successful bidder very much.

     

    We will of course, keep everyone informed of the highest bid as we progress during the auction.

     

    Watch this space for further opportunities to support Strathcarron Hospice, in memory of our good friend Helen Dunese Stewart (Minx 1888).

     

    Marc will be along at 21:00 for your Friday night quiz.

     

    The Walk With Shay Legacy Fund

     

    Keep the Faith!

     

    Hail Hail!

  17. Oops a wee honest mistake (copyright CRC…:))

     

    Good evening CQN:

     

    The winning bid for the signed Jackie top was £310.00. The successful bidder has been notified, they want no publicity.

     

    https://postimg.cc/Sj4zZG0f

     

    The £310 will be donated to Strathcarron Hospice, in memory of our good friend Helen Dunese Stewart (Minx 1888).

     

    The Walk with Shay Legacy fund thank you and the successful bidder very much.

     

    Watch this space for further opportunities to support Strathcarron Hospice, in memory of our good friend Helen Dunese Stewart (Minx 1888).

     

    Marc will be along at 21:00 for your Friday night quiz.

     

    The Walk With Shay Legacy Fund

     

    Keep the Faith!

     

    Hail Hail!

  18. Celticrollercoaster supporting The Walk With Shay Legacy Fund on

    Good evening folks

     

     

    Welcome to another Friday nite fitba quiz with 5 rounds of all things Celtic, and a new round just to mix things up a bit. I am also going for 3IAR in honest mistakes so lets see how we get on! :-)

     

     

    Hopefully you have all disabled javascript, obviously temporarily for the duration of the quiz.

     

     

    Everybody welcome to join in or just lurk. Remember you are permitted just one submission of answers per round.

     

     

    And thank you for the very generous winning bid of £310 for the signed Jackie top.

     

     

    Round 1 follows at 9pm

     

     

    HH

     

     

    CRC

  19. Celticrollercoaster supporting The Walk With Shay Legacy Fund on

    Round 1: If you know Your Celtic History

     

    ( 1 point for each question answered correctly. If you are the first person to answer a question correctly then you get a bonus point. Only your first guess will count)

     

     

    1 Which former Celt was born in Malaysia?

     

     

    2 Against which team did Celtic clinch the 1966/67 domestic league title?

     

     

    3 Who knocked Celtic out of Europe in the 1970/71 season? (Ajax, Inter Milan, AC Milan or Ujpest Dozsa)

     

     

    4 Which goalkeeper played in the Olympic games before signing for Celtic? And what was the Olympic year?

     

     

    5 Which English club did Bobby Murdoch manage in the 80s?

     

     

    6 Which club did we sign Shunshuke Nakamura from?

     

     

    7 Gordon Strachan made over 50 international caps for his country. Yes or No?

     

     

    Good luck

  20. 1. Sean Maloney

     

    2. Rangers

     

    3. Ujpest Dpzsa

     

    4. Ronnie Simpson – 1960

     

    5. Middlesborough

     

    6. An Italian Club

     

    7. Yes

  21. Which former Celt was born in Malaysia?

     

     

    Shaun Maloney

     

     

     

     

    2 Against which team did Celtic clinch the 1966/67 domestic league title?

     

     

    Falkirk

     

     

     

     

    3 Who knocked Celtic out of Europe in the 1970/71 season? (Ajax, Inter Milan, AC Milan or Ujpest Dozsa)

     

     

    Ajax

     

     

     

     

    4 Which goalkeeper played in the Olympic games before signing for Celtic? And what was the Olympic year?

     

     

    Ronnie Simpson 1948

     

     

     

     

    5 Which English club did Bobby Murdoch manage in the 80s?

     

     

    Midlesborough

     

     

     

     

    6 Which club did we sign Shunshuke Nakamura from?

     

     

    Perugia

     

     

     

     

    7 Gordon Strachan made over 50 international caps for his country. Yes or No?

     

     

     

    Yes

  22. 1 Which former Celt was born in Malaysia?

     

     

    Shawn Maliney

     

     

     

    2 Against which team did Celtic clinch the 1966/67 domestic league title?

     

     

    Kilmarnock

     

     

     

    3 Who knocked Celtic out of Europe in the 1970/71 season? (Ajax, Inter Milan, AC Milan or Ujpest Dozsa)

     

     

    Ajax

     

     

     

    4 Which goalkeeper played in the Olympic games before signing for Celtic? And what was the Olympic year?

     

     

    Not got a scooby

     

     

     

    5 Which English club did Bobby Murdoch manage in the 80s?

     

     

    Stoke

     

     

    6 Which club did we sign Shunshuke Nakamura from?

     

     

    Italian team but I canny mind who

     

     

     

    7 Gordon Strachan made over 50 international caps for his country. Yes or No?

  23. 1 Which former Celt was born in Malaysia?

     

    Maloney

     

     

    2 Against which team did Celtic clinch the 1966/67 domestic league title?

     

    Huns

     

     

    3 Who knocked Celtic out of Europe in the 1970/71 season? (Ajax, Inter Milan, AC Milan or Ujpest Dozsa)

     

     

    Ac Milan

     

    4 Which goalkeeper played in the Olympic games before signing for Celtic? And what was the Olympic year?

     

    Simpson

     

     

    5 Which English club did Bobby Murdoch manage in the 80s?

     

    Middlesbrough

     

     

    6 Which club did we sign Shunshuke Nakamura from?

     

     

     

    7 Gordon Strachan made over 50 international caps for his country. Yes or No?

     

    No

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