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CQN TV on Celtic, Champions League and G.o.D.

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This is our second CQN TV stint where Glasgow’s hottest model and TV presenter Nicole and social media masters’ student, Suzie, ask me about the season ahead Celtic and our Champions League chances.  I also get a great question about the Generation of Domination, which I’ve not written much about here recently, but you’d better believe it’s coming.

It was great fun talking about Our Celtic, hope you enjoy it.

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  1. looks like a bar in the West end I haven’t been in..

     

    shockerooooniiiii…… o))

  2. archdeaconsbench on

    PA boy at Wimbledon made a Noel Hunt ay it there!

     

    ‘The Wimbledon champion…. Roger Fereder….’

  3. fanadpatriot on

    Is Murray destined to become the “Montgomery” of tennis.Very good player but will he win a Major.Time will tell.

  4. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    Isn’t it great to watch a sporting competition where there is no corruption ….. where the result is based purely on sporting prowess and sporting integrity……..well done to the Wimbledon Association, and to both finalists … you are a credit to your SPORT, unlike some …….

  5. Unlucky Andy Murray , up against a top quality player , keep the heid up , you’re

     

    grand slam will come .

  6. Philbhoy - It's just the beginning! on

    Colin Montgomery’s golf career has been fantastic!

     

     

    A great champion and a great ambassabor for Scotland!

  7. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    Knowed that wd happen .I only went to the bloody bin grrrrrrrrrrrr

  8. warszawabhoy on

    Gentlemen I want to send the following to the football authorities. I need e-mail adresses and support. Please tell me what you think.

     

     

    8 July 2012

     

    Open Fan Letter to: All Office Bearers of the Scottish Football Authorities Governing Bodies

     

    cc: All Scottish Daily & Sunday Newspapers

     

    cc: All Scottish Football CEOs and Chairmen

     

     

    We the undersigned write to express our fan’s (your customer’s) views with respect to the current crisis faced by Scottish football.

     

    Since Rangers Football Club went into administration but before the SPL chairmen voted ‘overwhelmingly’ to reject the proposed transfer of the SPL share of Rangers Football Club in liquidation to Charles Green’s Sevco SPL CEO Neil Doncaster commented on various issues:

     

    SPL http://www.channel4.com/news/spl-boss-rules-applied-without-fear-nor-favour Neil Doncaster 3rd April “What we have to do at the centre is manage the competition, to apply the rules equally to all clubs without fear nor favour and that’s what we do.” And http://www.scotsman.com/the-scotsman/sport/football/rangers-administration-neil-doncaster-puzzled-by-rancour-over-newco-1-2308842 Neil Doncaster 21 May 2012 “There is certainly a distinction between a CVA and a Newco. But newcos have been allowed within UK football for many years. Newco is typically the way that businesses in general escape from administration, it is far more common than a CVA route. So I am not entirely sure why such a distinction is drawn between the two routes out of administration.”

     

    Mr Doncaster has been seen in the interim to attempt to bend rules in favour of one club and to recognise albeit belatedly the difference between a CVA and a Newco. Having shown so clearly his disregard for ethics and his lack of business knowledge it is clear he should have no place at the forefront of our game. We demand his resignation.

     

     

    Moreover since the SPL rejection vote the various CEO’s of the governing bodies have issued statements and are reported to have behaved as follows:

     

    SPL 4 July Clyde fc Board Statement http://sport.stv.tv/football/109292-in-full-clyde-fcs-statement-after-sfl-meeting-over-newco-rangers/ “Neil Doncaster wanted only one thing from the meeting, to get a steer from the SFL clubs whether they would allow Rangers into SFL1.” “He told the clubs that if the SPL didn’t have the money then they could not pay the SFL.”

     

     

    SFA 5 July 2012 http://www.scotsman.com/the-scotsman//football/rangers-newco-slow-lingering-death-for-scottish-football-if-rangers-in-third-division-1-2392610 Chief Executive Stewart Regan has warned that football faces a “slow lingering death” in this country if newco Rangers are denied entry to the First Division of the Scottish Football League. “Without Rangers, there is social unrest and a big problem for Scottish society,” claimed Regan. “The only solution for the game now is that Rangers come into the Scottish Football League and they come into it in the First Division. When we look at the alternative, it is not possible to think about it without thinking of the game withering on the vine. We cannot contemplate that and the message has to be that Division One for Rangers is the only show in town as far as the future of Scottish football is concerned.”

     

    SFL David Longmuir http://blogs.channel4.com/alex-thomsons-view/scottish-footballs-chance-saloon/2091 28 June: “The SFL is trying to address the question of whether we can accommodate a solution to the Rangers FC scenario.”

     

    http://newsnetscotland.com/index.php/scottish-news/5320-bullied-railroaded-and-lied-to-sfl-clubs-rage-at-rangers-newco-plans 4 July 2012 A presentation sent out by the league to its members last week warned £16m could be wiped out from the Scottish game if Rangers had to play in the bottom tier. David Longmuir said: “Clubs are now in a much more informed position to go back to their own boards and fan groups and take the information we gave them today to go and make informed decisions. It is time to give them time to reflect on the scenarios and consequences of the different scenarios and engage in proper dialogue with their own boards and fans.” Raith Rovers director Turnbull Hutton has claimed that clubs in the Scottish Football League (SFL) are being “lied to, bullied and threatened” by the Scottish FA and Scottish Premier League to force them to accept a newco Rangers into the First Division next season.

     

    As Scottish football fans our views on these statements and this behaviour are as follows:

     

    We believe that the statements are disingenuous, misleading and paint a false picture;

     

    We believe that the proposed SFL 1 solution not only subverts your rules and your previous custom and practice but that it also sacrifices the integrity of the sport for financial gain;

     

    We believe that the joint SPL 2 and financial threats to club chairmen is despicable;

     

    We believe that those who have proposed these solutions have shown themselves to be unfit for purpose as a member of any sport’s governing body;

     

    We believe therefore that when the votes are cast they must resign their office.

     

     

    As a consequence of these beliefs above and the fact that you are serving members of the football authorities of which the gentlemen above are office bearers, we wish to permit you both individually and collectively an opportunity to distance yourselves publically from these statements of your CEOs in the national press and ahead of the next SFL meeting on the issue which is scheduled for 13 July.

     

    If you do not avail yourself of this opportunity we the fans and customers will be forced to conclude that you too are a part of this problem rather than a part of the solution.

     

    Lastly having learned that the text of one of the resolutions to be put to vote at the SFL meeting is: “that Rangers FC shall play in the Third Division of the Scottish Football League during Season 2012/13 unless the board shall have to its satisfaction negotiated and reached agreement with The Scottish Premier League and The Scottish Football Association on a series of measures which the board shall consider to be in the best interests of the game…How it is structured, how it is governed and how it is financed, whereupon the board shall be authorised to provide that Rangers FC shall play in the First Division of the Scottish Football League during season 2012/13″.

     

    We would have our views recorded as follows:

     

     

    This proposed resolution completely ignores fan and customer sentiment as expressed here;

     

    Rangers poll Sunday, 8 July 2012 http://www.scotsman.com/sport/football/spl?showResult=true&pollContentId=7.36419

     

    What league should a newly-formed Rangers be allowed to play in next season?

     

    SPL 568 (2%)

     

    Division One 466 (2%)

     

    Division Two 102 (0%)

     

    Division Three 27350 (96%)

     

    Based on Board member behaviour to date (see above) we express our view that the Board members are not competent to take such a decision.

     

     

    As a consequence If the wording of this resolution remains unchanged and it is put to the meeting we as fans will propose votes of no confidence in the officers of all 3 governing bodies.

     

     

    Distribution List

     

    SPL Ralph Topping (SPL Chairman), Neil Doncaster (SPL Chief Executive), Eric Riley (Celtic FC), Stephen Thompson (Dundee United FC), Derek Weir (Motherwell FC) and Steven Brown (St Johnstone FC).

     

    SFA Stewart Regan, Chief Executive; Campbell Ogilvie, President; Alan McRae, First Vice-President, and Rod Petrie, Second Vice-President), Tom Johnston (Junior FA) and Barrie Jackson, independent non-executive director.

     

    Professional game Board Chairman: Rod Petrie (Scottish FA) Members: Jim Ballantyne (SFL), Peter Lawwell (SPL), David Longmuir (SFL), Sandy Stables (SHFL).

  9. ibleedgreenandwhite1 on

    had a wee lump in the throat there listening to Murray trying to speak!!!

     

     

    He gave his all,,just a pity he was playing against the greatest Tennis player of all time,,,keep your chin up Andy son there is always next time!!

     

     

    Hail hail

  10. Paul67

     

     

    What’s your gut feeling about how the vote will go on Friday?

  11. Good effort from Andy but the better player won. Andy served more aces and made fewer unforced errors but Roger’s highest level of performance is 5% better than Andy’s best.

     

     

    And Roger is never far off his best in a final.

     

     

    Agreed that Andy should have closed out the 2nd set to give himself a fighting chance but, given that he stole the 1st against the run of play, Federer deserved to steal the 2nd.

     

     

    Wish Celtic could get back to performing at this level.

  12. Shame for Andy Murray, played well but up against a great champion playing great.

     

     

    Keep it coming Andy!

  13. Paul67

     

    so we finally get to the bottom of last nights power outage, spending an afternoon with those two lovelies and the old fuse box overloaded.

  14. Patrick Collins – Mail On Sunday –

     

     

     

    No room for cheats

     

    Deluded: Stewart Regan

     

    At the risk of intruding upon private grief, it would seem that demotion to the Scottish Third Division is the very least of the penalties which Rangers should expect for their sustained exercise in financial doping. However, Stewart Regan, the chief executive of the Scottish FA, is trenchantly opposed to such a punishment.

     

     

    He pleads for the softer option of relegation to the Scottish First Division, apparently on the grounds that Rangers are too big to fail. Indeed, he has issued preposterous warnings of ‘Armageddon’ and ‘social unrest’ if the club should get what they truly deserve. Rangers in the Third Division, warns Mr Regan, would ‘kill the game’ in Scotland.

     

     

    I suspect he is mistaken, for civilised sanctions will not kill the Scottish game. That task can safely be left to systematic cheats like Rangers. And deluded prattlers like Stewart Regan.

  15. BushyEyebrows High Flying Bhoys on

    I have to admit i felt heart sorry for Andy Murray there. He was man enough to talk straight after losing

     

     

    Makes you proud to be a Scot

     

     

    Aww naw here comes Macca with Let it be

     

     

    Another lump in the throat

     

     

    Peace be with you all

  16. EK Green & White resident on

    VP :-) 409rs I viewed many a great game viewed many a great goal took part and viewed many a great celebration but it was time to move on and enjoy the huddle with my bhoys. I am very much looking forward to it.

     

    Fly the flag

  17. If SFL motions 1 and 2 are passed to vote Secvo into SFL Division 3 ( which gives the SFL the power to discuss with SPL and SFA the conditions to amend for SFL Division 1 )

     

     

    If the negotiated settlement happens ( which it will ) , will it come back to SPL clubs to vote on ? Or is just up to Doncaster to let his belly rumble. Have the SPL clubs given Doncaster a mandate in advance ( including Celtic ) ; this should be transparent before the SFL vote on Friday March 12. We know Regan is impersonating Ogilvie and SFA will do anything to have Sevco in SFL1.

     

     

    Celtic , I suspect would be happy with Sevco in SFL1 with no European football for 3 years, although would want sanctions to apply to Sevco. Will Celtic insist on sanctions as part of the mandate before Regan and Doncaster deliver a fait accompli.

     

     

    This is the week that the SFA will take corruption to a new level ( Farry, Dallas, McDonald, McCurry etc would be proud ).

  18. Glendalystonsils likes a mr whippy with his lime green jelly on

    setting free the bears on 8 July, 2012 at 18:35 said:

     

     

    Wish Celtic could get back to performing at this level.

     

     

    At the risk of being called a hun, I don’t think Celtic will ever win Wimbledon >)

  19. Philbhoy - It's just the beginning! on

    fanandpatriot

     

     

    Sorry my friend, I knew what you meant.

     

     

    Andy Murray is 25 and looking very good.

     

     

    How many different tennis players have won a major in, say the last 5 years.

     

     

    If you look at the number of tennis players playing the circuit,, not many, really.

     

     

    So, give Andy a chance!

     

     

    We can revisit this conversation in 5 years and hopefully it might be a wee bit different!

     

     

    We might also be going for six in a row!

     

     

    So, fingers crossed!

  20. Clashcitybhoy on

    Paul 67 / all

     

    What do you think of us using us playing a u21 team in the league cup….

     

    Twardzik , Blackman, McGeogh , Watt ?

     

    I think it would be a great experience and a chance to take advantage of the current chaos.

  21. Evening all

     

     

    May have been the only person on the blog who wanted RF to win. I liked him from the day he beat Sampras back in 2001. Fantastic match – we’ll never know how it would have gone if the rain hadn’t come. It did my man more favours than Andy . There’s a Major or two for him I’d say.

     

     

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