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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. 1. Sean Maloney 2. Rangers 3. Ajax 4. Bosnia 84

     

    5. Middlesboro 6. Fukiyama 7. No

  2. Evening CRC.

     

     

    Shaun Malhony

     

    Clyde

     

    Ujpest Dozsa.

     

    Ronnie Simpson. 1954

     

    Middlesbrough

     

     

    Yes.

  3. Does anyone have any more detail or info on tomorrow afternoon’s “Celtic Online Party”? Would have been nice if they had made CelticTV free to all tomorrow to watch everything live.

  4. MWD

     

     

    You’re welcome! I’ll regret it if you score higher than me! :-)

     

     

    Lennybhoy

     

     

    As I’ve said elsewhere, thank you my friend for everything that’s a fantastic amount to raise!

  5. Celticrollercoaster supporting The Walk With Shay Legacy Fund on

    Jobo

     

     

    Is it not on facebook live?

     

     

    HH

     

     

    CRC

  6. Jobo it’s on YouTube from 3pm.

     

     

    BT Sport have a 9 in a row special at 9:45 pm followed by a Celtic in Europe prog.

     

     

    Gonna be a good day to celebrate.

     

     

    MWD hope you and yours are well.

  7. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Maloney

     

    Aberdeen

     

    Ujpest Dosza

     

    Simpson 1960 Olympics

     

    Middlesbrough

     

    Rescue

     

    Yes

  8. CRC – That would make sense. I know it’s a 3PM kick off just not sure what’s actually lined up….

  9. MOONBEAMSWD on 22ND MAY 2020 9:12 PM

     

    HT

     

     

     

    I have capacity to remember how to do my job.

     

     

     

    That’s it for memory. 😂

     

     

     

    MWD

     

     

    ——

     

     

    It’s been so long since I’ve been in I can’t even remember that!

     

     

    You got any spare play doh:-)

  10. Jobo

     

    I saw something earlier: its o YouTube and some other medium, possibly Twitter (can’t remember for certain).

     

    HH

  11. Celticrollercoaster supporting The Walk With Shay Legacy Fund on

    Answers to Round 1: If you know Your Celtic History

     

     

    1 Shaun Maloney

     

    2 Rangers ( Deceased)

     

    3 Ajax

     

    4 Ronnie Simpson 1948

     

    5 Middlesbrough

     

    6 Reggina

     

    7 No (50)

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    Scores after round 1

     

     

    8 JOBO BALDIE

     

    7 SETTING FREE THE BEARS

     

    6 HAMILTON TIM

     

    5 FRIESDORFER

     

    4 CORKCELT

     

    3 BADA BING

     

    3 GREENPINATA

     

    2 EMERALDBEE\O/ STILL PROUD TO BE AN INTERNET BAMPOT

     

    2 MOONBEAMSWD

  13. Celticrollercoaster supporting The Walk With Shay Legacy Fund on

    Round 2: Celtic in Europe: It was October 2003 ( I hope) and Celtic were on Champions League group duty and up against French opposition at Paradise

     

     

    ( 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 Can you name Celtic’s opposition?

     

     

    2 What was the score at Paradise?

     

     

    3 Who was the opposition manager that night?

     

     

    4 Who missed a penalty for Celtic that night?

     

     

    5 What the score in the game in France (remembering to state the opposition score first)?

     

     

    6 What other two teams were in our Champions League group?

  14. 1. Lyon

     

    2. 2-1

     

    3. Paul le Guen

     

    4. Thompson

     

    5. 2-1

     

    6. Bayern Munich, Copenhagen

  15. 1 Can you name Celtic’s opposition?

     

     

     

    Lyon

     

     

     

    2 What was the score at Paradise?

     

     

     

    2-0

     

     

     

    3 Who was the opposition manager that night?

     

     

     

    Paul Le Guen

     

     

     

    4 Who missed a penalty for Celtic that night?

     

     

    Henrik

     

     

     

     

    5 What the score in the game in France (remembering to state the opposition score first)?

     

     

    3-1

     

     

     

     

    6 What other two teams were in our Champions League group?

     

     

    Bayern & Don’t know

  16. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Lyon

     

    2-0

     

    Paul Le Guen

     

    Larsson

     

    3-0

     

    Copenhagen

     

    Shakhtar Donetsk

  17. 1 Can you name Celtic’s opposition?

     

    Lyon

     

     

    2 What was the score at Paradise?

     

     

    2-0

     

    3 Who was the opposition manager that night?

     

     

    Martin

     

    4 Who missed a penalty for Celtic that night?

     

    Henke

     

     

    5 What the score in the game in France (remembering to state the opposition score first)?

     

    1-0

     

     

    6 What other two teams were in our Champions League group? Anderlecht

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