Declare the 9


I remember 1997 when another nine-in-a-row was about to be won.  We knew it was coming, we knew it would be difficult and we needed to get through the period.  I avoided all news coverage and football chat for over 24 hours that May, only to find out later that Motherwell’s Owen Coyle upset plans and the title had yet to be won.  I just wanted it over with, the delay was not helpful.

We are in the same situation now, there is not the remotest doubt the Premiership will be called and Celtic will be declared champions.  No one’s interest is served by further postponing the inevitable; it would only leave the SPFL in the spotlight longer than necessary.

Only box ticking exercises remain and today’s meeting between Premiership clubs and the SPFL should be the last.  Scottish football has more important things to worry about, it is in significant peril and needs to move energies on immediately.  Declare the 9.

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  1. Lennybhoy sends his apologies having a drink now but cant get to computer . Slainte Helen





  2. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on

    Helen always in our hearts


    God bless , Chris we are here for you pal 💚💚

  3. Big Georges Fan Club - Hail, Hail, Wee Oscar on

    Hi HamiltonTim – me and WeeBGFC just about to go live on Facebook (country stuff mainly).



    Will do Streets of New York for you and Helen in 15 minutes (20:45).



    Here’s the link…





    Love to you from us xxxx






  4. Bhoyjoebelfast on

    RIP Helen.Chris stay strong and stay safe.






    Re the Gorbals cross photo, I have a photo taken at the cross( don’t know how to send them ) with my mates prior to a game v Dunfermline Ath. 1966 and the pubs in photo Doyle’s and McKellars.We went to the game in the double decker bus from Benny’s.

  5. A bit late but with no less feeling, I raise my glass to the Lovely Helen and the Admirable Chris.



  6. Bhoyjoebelfast


    Went to a few away games on the Benny’s bud around 67 -69. Having a beer at 8am behind closed doors.

  7. Just having my cup of tea, in honour of Helen Dunese – Stewart


    Stay strong my friend HT, the Minx is watching over you now




  8. Bhoyjoebelfast on

    Enjoy and keep safe.NINE is almost here.( I do mean title 9 not the 9 on the clock face)

  9. I watched the Dortmund game and really enjoyed. To hear the thud of the ball and the players shouting was real grass roots stuff.



    The players experienced that non-atmosphere every day at training. Granted the crowd must give them an extra boost.



    I’ll tell you what I didn’t miss. Drum. LOUD drums. They do my head in. And tuneless repetitive chants, mainly from English crowds.



    Now if only the commentary team would keep quiet. No need to witter on. Players names and insight into the play is enough. Don’t need to know the player’s favourite chip shop.

  10. fourstonecoppi on

    GENE on 16TH MAY 2020 6:09 PM




    The spurs one 🤭





    Saint Stivs…..brilliant pics BTW. Takes me back to the day!

  11. Spaniel


    Sorry, wrong clip (although still a good one). It was meant to be donkeys…!



  12. Friesdorfer. No problem. I’m having a pre-9 celebratory day and the family have been to the cash’n’carry and our fridge looks very similar.

  13. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Filled up when I read HT’s post there…..God Bless Helen,Chris and family HH

  14. Apologies for being late to this but..



    RIP Helen. Small glass of Irish being downed in your honour here in Englandshire.



    Take care HT.

  15. a wee link tto a picture taken outside govan underground

  16. theBHOYfromU.N.C.L.E on

    just finished watching ‘down among the big boys’ film starring Billy Connolly and i’m 99% positive Bobby Murdoch is a pub ‘extra’ in it………that was the only highlight.