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As a consequence of items relating to lies told by former referee Dougie McDonald’s no longer being found by searches through Google’s UK portal, while reaming available on the US portal, a suspicion arose that McDonald has used recent EU ruling to have these items expunged from the search engine.

During a Dundee United-Celtic game in 2010 McDonald awarded Celtic a penalty, then quickly changed his mind.  He lied to Neil Lennon after the game, and to the SFA supervisor about the circumstances which caused him to change his mind.  Celtic Quick News published an excerpt from the supervisor’s report, which was based on information McDonald subsequently admitted was false.

Having admitted to a lie, and under pressure from Celtic, McDonald resigned later in the year, but the greater stench was that of cover-up.  Having set the chain of events in motion, McDonald realised his error and admitted what he did to the SFA on the day of the game.

Having lied, he quickly came clean, but the actions of the SFA were far more serious.  With knowledge of the lie, the SFA were now in ownership of it.  They should have told McDonald to apologise to Neil Lennon and the referee supervisor.  Instead, they publicly reaffirmed the lie.

Even after the cover-up came to light, the SFA continued to close ranks on Celtic, faces were set to stone.  If Celtic didn’t know their place when it came to the dark arts of the SFA, they became acutely aware of it then.  Nothing could ever be the same again.

I have sympathy for McDonald.  He made a mistake but quickly did the right thing.  His name is tarnished largely as a consequence of the actions of his superiors.  If he called Neil Lennon the next day to extend the apology he gave to the SFA, the matter may have ended there and then.  He was not an innocent victim of an SFA cover-up, but he was a kind of victim.

The fight to change the SFA goes on.  Peter Lawwell is now on the board and some of the faces have moved on, but it is not a healthy body.  The vast majority of the 93 member clubs are not conspiratorial in nature and have no ill towards Celtic or any other club, but overhauling the labyrinth of committees, with vested interests which have been decades in the making, will look like pushing water uphill to anyone committed to reform.

Our interests are best served leaving the SFA behind, and we’re not alone in that.

Excitement builds as the 10-in-a-row CQN Charity Golf Day takes place tomorrow in Aberdour, with Frank McGarvey and Len Murray!


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  1. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon ....The angels are with Wee Oscar in Heaven.. Ibrox belongs to the creditors on

    macjay1 for neil lennon

     

     

    14:02 on 3 July, 2014

     

     

    Well put ……. Celtic is a ‘parcel of dreams’….

  2. Geordie Munro on

    HT,

     

     

    I think your thoughts and concerns on Craig Gordon are aligned with those of many fans.

     

     

    I wouldny take the hump on this subject mate HH.

  3. See me….I live in Australia but do ye know what….I’ll tell you who ‘put your money where yer mouth is’….how to support Celtic!

     

     

    Ha ha laughable :-)

  4. ***LUNCHTIME QUIZ***

     

     

    At 5’7, Lionel Messi has shown height does not matter when it comes to football skill.

     

     

    Place the following skilful Celts in order of smallest first:

     

    Scott Macdonald

     

    Jimmy McGrory

     

    Danny McGrain

     

    James Forrest

     

    Jimmy Johnstone

     

     

    ***The rules of the game are always the same.

     

    No search engines please, you’re only cheating yourself***

  5. GM

     

     

    I’m not mate but thank you.

     

     

    It’s the sweeping generalisations that some posters make that because you question some aspects of the club then you question them all.

     

     

    It’s ridiculous at times.

  6. macjay1 for Neil Lennon

     

     

    14:02 on 3 July, 2014

     

     

    For some of us Celtic is more than a board of directors.

  7. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    Kilbowie Kelt will vote YES

     

    14:02 on

     

    3 July, 2014

     

     

    Thanks so much for that info.

     

    I was at Celtic Park the day, at the end of the season, `59? ,when Celtic beat Hearts,thereby denying Hearts the league title and awarding it to Rangers.

     

    Wouldn`t happen now.

     

    I hope.

  8. !!Bada Bing!!

     

    13:16 on

     

    3 July, 2014

     

    leftclicktic we are all neil lennon

     

     

    13:11 on 3 July, 2014

     

     

    Celtic Underground @celticrumours · 17h

     

     

    Dougie Dougie will be a referee assessor next season. Obviously the sfa consider him to be an appropriate role model for young refs.

     

     

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    Celtic must oppose this decision,a discredited liar telling young referees where they are going wrong? Scandalous .

     

     

    You would think so,would you not?.But as I said earlier our club will do nothing.To let Ogilvie stay in his position,without at least an attempt to discredit him,to let Dallas assume a significant role at UEFA,after his blatant lying in an attempt to harm us,along with his sectarian reason for resigning his post should have been reason enough to oppose his UEFA post.Who knows what harm he can do/has done to us from Zurich?.

     

    We are toothless,gutless,and compliant.Much as it pains me to say it.

  9. Excellent article Paul

     

    Many on here think that taking on the SFA would be a simple affair – which I fear ignores the way that such committee like organisations work and behave.

     

    You are up against the inbuilt inertia of such organisations – years of back scratching not to mention individuals with agendas. We would need an eart shattering occurrence to change mind sets in this organisation.

     

    Even the death of a major Scottish club was not enough to create such a change – so I don’t know what would!

     

    I think that one of the worst things that have happened to Scottish football in the last 50 years was the Hampden debacle – not only for the money wasted on such a poor stadium but also because it brought all those in the old SFA and SFL together in the one building

     

    That fostered their unhealthy attitude to many things and CFC were the victims of much of it

     

    The Dallas emails revealed what type of person works in that building – in the old days they were the bowling club bigots

     

    Leaving all this is the best answer!

     

     

    Hopefully after a No vote in September the PM gets his act together and unites the football!

     

     

    HH

  10. Dougie Dougie sent off Aiden McGeady at Easter road for ‘diving’ , he didn’t , there had been a high profile case a few days earlier in England , so who suffers at the inevitable crackdown , Celtic and Aiden was a bonus.

     

    Just another mib cheat. When games were close last season they were at it again, it will be more of the same this season and God help us next year.

  11. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    macjay1 for neillennon

     

     

    14:02 on3 July, 2014

     

     

    See me.I`m a Celticsupporter. See me.I hate Peter Lawwell.

     

     

    See me.I`m a Tim. See me. I hate the Celtic Board.

     

     

    See me.I love Celtic. See me.I hate the Celtic Board andP.L.

     

     

    See me.I`m a hypocrite.

     

     

    Agreed at least you admit your a hypocite. Its probably due to your love of a life time of anal rapings from the hun.

     

     

    You only have to wait another 12 months.

     

     

    HH

  12. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    Hamiltontim

     

    14:07 on

     

    3 July, 2014

     

    See me….I live in Australia but do ye know what….I’ll tell you who ‘put your money where yer mouth is’….how to support Celtic!

     

     

    Ha ha laughable :-)

     

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    Your mockery is, for me ,a compliment.

  13. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    macjay1,

     

     

    KK beat me to it.

     

     

    Conn, Bauld and Wardhaugh spoiled my first Cup Final in ’56.

     

     

    Bob Kelly playing Mike Haughney, the right back, at inside right and dropping Bobby Collins didn’t help either!

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    Hamiltontim

     

    14:07 on

     

    3 July, 2014

     

    See me….I live in Australia but do ye know what….I’ll tell you who ‘put your money where yer mouth is’….how to support Celtic!

     

     

    Ha ha laughable :-)

     

     

    ..

     

     

    Thought you lived in Hamilton or Whatever it’s Called Now..

     

     

    Summa of WhitsItCalledCSC

     

     

    Ps..l hope Ye wearnie referring to me there..I Ken l have a Big Mooth though..

  15. Proudbhoy

     

     

    The Rocket Boat was the highlight of our San Francisco stay for our daughter last time. It’s run by the same tour company that takes you out to Alcatraz. It’s a speedboat that takes about 100 people and races out across the Bay all the way to the Bay Bridge. It really was a fantastic experience.

     

     

    I meant to add that for breakfast there is a fantastic little diner just past Union Square heading up to the cable car terminal. The food is fantastic and sets you up nicely for the day.

     

     

    Fort Point under the Golden Gate Bridge is also worth a visit.

  16. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    ernie lynch

     

     

    14:10 on3 July, 2014

     

     

    I forgot about the wilful corporate fellatio. Clearly no substitute

     

     

    HH

  17. antipodean red on

    hamilton tim,

     

     

    I resemble that remark about us Australians!

     

     

    AR

  18. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    Terminally miserable Celtic supporters?

     

    Who needs them?

     

     

    Not Celtic.

  19. traditionalist88 on

    I don’t know how sales compare to last year but since the initial uptake sales look to have been extremely slow looking at the availability on the e-ticket system. Hopefully it’ll pick up before the Dundee Utd game on 16th August.

     

     

    HH

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    macjay1 for Neil Lennon

     

    14:14 on

     

    3 July, 2014

     

    Hamiltontim

     

    14:07 on

     

    3 July, 2014

     

    See me….I live in Australia but do ye know what….I’ll tell you who ‘put your money where yer mouth is’….how to support Celtic!

     

     

    Ha ha laughable :-)

     

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    Your mockery is, for me ,a compliment.

     

     

    ..

     

     

    Your Crockery for me is a Compliment..Unless your Greek..Ha

     

     

    Summa

  21. Summa/AR

     

     

    Indeed my post was not aimed at your good selves I assure you gents! :-)

  22. Geordie Munro on

    “Indeed my post was not aimed at your good selves I assure you gents!”

     

     

     

    SydneyTim then?

     

     

    :)

  23. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    thomthethim for Oscar OK

     

    14:15 on

     

    3 July, 2014

     

     

    Names from our past.

     

    Mike Haughney.

     

    Matt McVittie.

     

    Andy Lochhead.

     

    Ryan?

     

     

    Long forgotten by most.

     

    Thanks for the reminder.

  24. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    Summa of Sammi….

     

    14:18 on

     

    3 July, 2014

     

     

    Hey,Summa.

     

    You a Greek crockery chucker,then?

     

    .:-)

  25. hamiltontim

     

     

    14:10 on 3 July, 2014

     

     

     

     

    Anyone who doubts your love for celtic and what are club stand for needs there head looked at.

     

     

    The club’s foudations have given us a high standard to expect but an achievable one. Living wage, fans rights are all something that should unite us and not divide us.

     

     

    Some cant see the board do no wrong.. I think Lawell and board have done great 8times outta 10.. So theres room for improvement.

     

     

    Looking for improvement isnt a bad thing.

     

     

    Keep loving the tic and speaking out when you feel something is wrong.

  26. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    croppybhoy

     

     

    14:14 on3 July, 2014

     

     

    I agree with you.

     

     

    We have no movers or shakers on our board. We have no more influence than ….choose a club ….. Montrose……

     

     

    Only in it for the money and kudos …… And a forlorn hope of a cheap way into the EPL….

     

     

    Bang on.

     

     

    HH

  27. macjay1 for Neil Lennon

     

     

    14:17 on 3 July, 2014

     

     

    Terminally miserable Celtic supporters?

     

    Who needs them?

     

     

    Not Celtic.

     

    ……………………………………………

     

     

    If we lose tonight they will ALL be on the blog.

     

     

    Same as every year.

  28. glassford03

     

     

    14:16 on 3 July, 2014

     

     

     

     

    Aul boat wouldnt be for me.. Holding on for dear life isnt my idea of fun , cheers for those recommendations.

     

     

    Really cant wait to see san fran.. Never heard bad word about it.

  29. GM

     

     

    Nearly but nae cigar :-)

     

     

    Are you making the pool on Saturday?

     

     

    proudbhoy

     

     

    There’s none so blind as those that cannot see :-)

     

     

    Cheers for that mate, as I said I’m too sensitive at times for my own good.

  30. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    Philbhoy

     

    14:27 on

     

    3 July, 2014

     

    macjay1 for Neil Lennon

     

     

    14:17 on 3 July, 2014

     

     

    Terminally miserable Celtic supporters?

     

    Who needs them?

     

     

    Not Celtic.

     

    ……………………………………………

     

     

    If we lose tonight they will ALL be on the blog.

     

     

    Same as every year.

     

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    :-)

     

    And then there`s the counterpoint.

     

    Ourselves.

     

    Sinn Fein to some.

     

    Oorsells to Jocks.

     

    Hail Hail

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