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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!


This year we are raising money for Glasgow the Caring City and The Cookiejar Foundation. We have two copies of this magnificent canvas, signed by Billy McNeill, one is available to the highest bidder on ebay here.

The other is available for raffle. Every donor to this JustGiving page gets an entry in the raffle. The minimum donation is £1, which we can all afford to participate in, although you can donate as much as you want. Our thanks to @BarryMcGonigle for the image on the canvas and OPG Graphics for creating the work.

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  1. Brogan Rogan Trevino and Hogan supports Oscar Knox, MacKenzie Furniss and anyone else who fights Neuroblastoma on

    Antipodean Red

     

     

    Hiys– when are you “home”? Give me a shout and we can have that beer we talked about.

     

     

    If you get me some dates I will see if we can persuade the outcast who now lives on the banks of the Dee to make a journey too.

     

     

    Cheers

     

     

    BRTH.

  2. And this says it all, what happens when you f#%k a brother in this lovely little country.

     

     

    Nov 09, 2011 15:42 By Dailyrecord.co.uk 278 Comments

     

    REFEREE Steven Craven today had an appeal against his lifetime ban from the game rejected by the Scottish Football Association.

     

     

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    REFEREE Steven Craven today had an appeal against his lifetime ban from the game rejected by the Scottish Football Association.

     

     

    Craven, a former Scottish Premier League linesman, resigned following his involvement in the Dundee United versus Celtic game at Tannadice last year, a match which became infamous due to referee Dougie McDonald’s controversial decision to overturn a penalty given to the visitors.

     

     

    Craven admitted his part in originally trying to cover up the incident and although he subsequently resigned, he was hoping to continue as an official at amateur level.

     

     

    However, he was barred from taking charge of any games by the Glasgow Referees’ Association, a decision that was upheld at Hampden.

     

     

    Speaking to STV outside the national stadium, Craven’s lawyer said: “My client is shocked and disappointed by the SFA’s decision.

     

     

    “My client maintains the original decision of the Glasgow Referees’ Association to subject him to a lifetime refereeing ban was wholly disproportionate.

     

     

    “In particular, my client believes that the decision-making processes of the Glasgow Referee’s Association were fundamentally flawed, rendering the original decision unsafe.

     

     

    “My client will now explore all his options with his legal team.”

  3. whitedoghunch on

    TET

     

     

    they have some interesting wines there, I would recommend trying my love

     

    http://www.henningswine.co.uk/products/item/?id=1216&productCategory=1&productCountry=30&productGrape=&productRegion=&pricemin=&pricemax=&sortby=&direction=&shownum=&productSubCategory=&specialOffers=

     

     

    this 2003 will give you a real flavour of what Musar is about though worth asking them if they have a 2005 or better still a ’95. I also noticed they have a great PX which would be very nice chilled after supper up in yir warm hills

  4. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    tonydonnelly67

     

    14:35 on

     

    3 July, 2014

     

     

    Injustice.

     

    Don`t you just abhor it?

     

    Wherever it raises it`s ugly head.

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    MacJay..

     

     

    Don’t worry about the ‘Nae-Payers’.. the ones that Shout the Loudest about Never putting a Penny into Celtic FC or the SFA..are the one Who have NEVER put a Penny into anything their Life.. ..That is why the Shout loud..

     

     

    They sit in Dark rooms watching Free live feeds..and go to Thailand to Buy Fake ‘Replicas’..

     

     

    Summa

  6. Geordie Munro on

    HT,

     

     

    I canny find my armbands;)

     

     

    Aw man it’s looking less and less likely by the day. I was never gonna manage the comp but was gonna try and get down for a couple later and catch the world cup.

     

     

    Last free Saturday before sprogs party and my summer hols so got lots to do. Also got a lads night out pencilled in.

     

     

    Are you making it?

  7. traditionalist88 on

    Macjay pouncing on negative comments from a real Celtic man – that may make you feel better macjay, but the comments section on here is proof enough that you will never be half the Celtic man HamiltonTim is.

  8. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Coolmore Mafia

     

    14:38 on

     

    3 July, 2014

     

     

    Yes and for some time now ask Zbyszek

     

     

    HH

  9. Celtic Champs Elect on

    Winning captains brth & everyone else who contributed to the Seville book thank you for such an uplifting & heartbreaking book about Seville. I read the book on my flight to lanzarote where I laughed and cried out loud many a time on my 4 hour and a bit flight. I then re -read the book again by the pool and lo and behold I laughed and cried even more. What a fantastic book from TRUE CELTIC MEN unlike the few on here who are not or will ever be and you all know who you are shame on you to call your selfs Celtic fans in my younger days you would have got your haw maws booted had you come out with such negative comments about the mighty green and white machine.

  10. GM

     

     

    Yep just need to sort my lift with Lionroars67. Should be fun and money is going to a good cause too.

  11. Coolmore Mafia on

    Underated CFC players;

     

     

    Niall McGinn

     

    Alan Thompson

     

    Bobby Lennox

     

    Roy Aitken

     

    Tosh McKinlay

     

    Pat McGinlay

     

    Johnny Doyle

  12. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    Summa of Sammi….

     

    14:40 on

     

    3 July, 2014

     

     

    Hope you listened to ” Girna pissu apostoli ”

     

    I used to do the Greek jiggin` to that.

     

     

    Mate.

     

    Takes all sorts.

     

    I have known and mixed with too many leaping about and screaming Tims to be influenced in the slightest by the sad people who feel the need to display,demonstrate and advertise their sadness and unhappiness with Celtic on C.Q.N.

     

    I sympathise with their state of mind.

     

    Wish they wouldn`t try to give it to me.

     

    Hail Hail

  13. Trad88

     

     

    It’s my fault, honestly, I should know better. Cheers though greatly appreciated pal.

  14. Do I win the quiz seeing as I was the only one who entered?

     

    No idea if I got them right.

  15. antipodean red on

    macjay,

     

     

    Is it ok then for posters such as kojo (who I personally don’t have a particular problem with) to post their opinions that may not be to other posters liking but it is not ok for other posters on a blog to post anything negative or what may be construed as constructive criticism about the Celtic board or individuals on the Celtic board or is that not the purpose of the blog?

     

     

    AR

  16. macjay1 for neil lennon

     

     

    14:38 on 3 July, 2014

     

    tonydonnelly67

     

    14:35 on

     

    3 July, 2014

     

     

    Injustice.

     

    Don`t you just abhor it?

     

    Wherever it raises it`s ugly head.

     

    ___________________________

     

     

    Oh I got involved in a brotherly incident in Canada many years ago, unbeknown to me I was told that one of the guys who I caught cheating on our football weekly pools points thing was a brother and so was he and the other guy on our committee, and they could not f#%k a brother as they delt with it in house! needless to say I was having none of that so I went to where I could find home the next day at a curling club! I chased him down the rink with a fecking broom screaming like a Maddy! worse thing was I didn’t know they where playing the local cop shop 21 division, wrong place wrong time for me, he got lucky,

  17. Geordie Munro on

    HT,

     

     

    Braw min. I’ll make a bigger effort to attend now. Especially if DD is going. No fussed for the rest:-D

  18. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    I see the mindless book burners are out in force today. You know the type give them a rifle and a badge and a wage during peace time and they would shoot their granny and then spend a lifetime trying to convince themselves that they were right.

     

     

     

    ZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz………………….

     

     

    HH

  19. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    traditionalist88

     

    14:45 on

     

    3 July, 2014

     

    Macjay pouncing on negative comments from a real Celtic man – that may make you feel better macjay, but the comments section on here is proof enough that you will never be half the Celtic man HamiltonTim is.

     

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    Pal.

     

    I don`t matter.Celtic matter.

     

    HamiltonTim can speak for himself.

     

    And does.

  20. Ernie any chance of a reply to my question to you at 12:14? I know you are very good at responding this one must have been inadvertingly overlooked. Sorry it’s not about the YES/NO question Hail Hail Hebcelt

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    MacJay..

     

     

    Indeed..

     

     

    Think You and HT should Kiss and Make Up though..

     

     

    Also l notice You getting a Bit more Controversial..

     

     

    l even Imagined a Post from a GoldCoastMacJay lol..

     

     

    That is the thing with Wisdom Teeth..It’s after they are Out you learn the Wisdom..

     

     

    Summa

  22. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    antipodean red

     

    14:53 on

     

    3 July, 2014

     

     

    Mate.

     

    No problem with criticism

     

    Constructive criticism.

     

    Relentless negativity before the season even starts from the same predictable suspects about the same predictable issues.

     

    Jeez,pal.

     

    These are the guys you avoid in the pub.Unless you`re of that mindset.

     

    Continued carping criticism.

     

    It`s a downer.

     

    Supporters support.

     

    Those who can,do.

     

    Those who can`t whinge.

  23. GM

     

     

    Glad to hear that, hopefully you’ll make it.

     

     

    Now that Gordon has signed he should get the full backing of all Celtic supporters.

  24. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    Summa of Sammi….

     

    14:59 on

     

    3 July, 2014

     

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    MacJay..

     

     

    Indeed..

     

     

    Think You and HT should Kiss and Make Up though..

     

     

    Also l notice You getting a Bit more Controversial..

     

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    Thanks ,pal.

     

    Take your point.

     

    I`ll shut up.

     

    For now.

     

    :-)

  25. traditionalist88 on

    Livibhoy

     

     

    if you’re around…

     

     

    Hertz fans reactions to Gordon signing for the Celts?!

     

     

    HH

  26. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    tonydonnelly67

     

    14:54 on

     

    3 July, 2014

     

     

    Good on you.

     

    That`s the archetypal Tim in you.

     

    Very hard to confront the brotherhood.

     

    You may be in the right,but they have the power.

     

    ie……..They are the people.

  27. hebcelt

     

     

    14:57 on 3 July, 2014

     

     

    I didn’t see your question as I was poised waiting for a podium spot, or something.

     

     

    I am no longer a regular attender though I have been in the past.

  28. cliftonville celt from belfast on

    Orange Order banned from walking past Ardoyne on their return 12th July parade again this year

     

     

    All Unionist parties immediately walk out of all party talks and immediately summon their ‘people’ out – disgusting behaviour

     

     

    Must be July then

     

     

    Ross Kemp has his tickets booked for part 2 !!!!!!

     

     

     

    Same shit different year

  29. Craig Gordon could get injured in his first training session after he puts pen to paper… Alternatively he could prove to be great business.

     

     

    Let’s wait and see before judging him.

     

     

    By the same token FF could get injured before season kicks off….

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