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It is almost two years since we wrote in favour of a 14 team SPL with a top six, bottom eight split after teams have played each other twice.  Under this model teams at the top of the league would play the same number of games against top six (20) but would play fewer games against teams outside this group (16 instead of 18).

This model also gives clubs whose sole objective in life is to cling onto TV and gate money generated by Celtic fans a better chance of surviving.  The decades old business model of many of these clubs is under threat, not from huge clubs like Celtic, as they would have you believe, but from innovative and well-run clubs from places like Dingwall (population 5026), from where Ross County are about to demonstrate what good scouting and coaching can achieve.

More teams in the SPL will enable the league accommodate small well-run clubs like Ross County or Hamilton Accies before them, while continuing to drip-feed subsidy into those in the kind of debt that would make Sir David Murray wince, like Kilmarnock and Dunfermline.

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  1. Lennon n Mc....Mjallby on

    The huns are goin bust,

     

    The huns are goin bust,

     

    They’ve raised next to nothin’,

     

    The huns are goin bust.

  2. for those who can’t link……..Daily Mash article

     

     

    Celtic set to sneer at grubby stadium

     

     

    23-03-12

     

     

    FANS of Celtic will replace sectarian chants with derogatory comments about furnishings at this weekend’s Old Firm derby.

     

     

    The teams will meet for the first time since Rangers told the tax man that they were unable to monetise half a city’s worth of fanatical support, and Celtic fans have already looked up the spelling of the words ‘declasse’ and ‘gauche’ for their banners.

     

     

    Celtic supporter Tom Logan said “Whilst one is willing to temporarily countenance the company of a Hun on occasions such as these, the frankly dreadful selection of Chablis at Ibrox is beyond the pale.”

     

     

    “I doubt that I will be taking my gloves off when I’m in their ghastly little stadium and I shall be instructing my man to ensure the Bentley’s engine is kept running at all times should the whole affair become too distressingly shabby.”

     

     

    The home team has been ordered to replace the traditional pre-match handshake with a tug of the forelock to their betters and Celtic has asked whether somebody will be keeping an eye on the valuables in their dressing room during the match ‘just in case’.

     

     

    In a gesture of goodwill, Rangers have been told they can keep the coin tossed at the start of the match, as long as they promise not to spend it all on gin or at the bookies.

     

     

    Footballologist Wayne Hayes said “It’s nice to see a fixture with an already-maniacal level of hatred attached to it ramp up the tension by adding class division into the mix. Although given that they’re both Scottish the word ‘class’ is somewhat relative, obviously.”

     

     

    “In terms of adding an extra layer of rivalry it’s rather like Israel finding out Palestine has slept with its sister.”

  3. !!Bada Bing!! Kano 1000 on

    jimmci-I hope the bhoys stand in silence with their ears “cupped” mate.Highlight the vermin.

  4. hen1rik on 23 March, 2012 at 11:18 said:

     

    If the Huns are found guilty of 2 contracts then they will receive the big bill from HMRC.

     

    The next set of punishement will be banned from the spl by Neil Doncaster and the board of the spl with all games forfeited 3-0 and fined.

     

    Then it will be over to the sfa to R C Ogilvie to resign,with Stewart regan to strip the gers of all titles and cups .

     

    All directors involved all receive a lifetime ban from holding any position in Scottish football.

     

    The FTT case judgement will have to come back will a guilty for any of the above to happen as the sfa and spl to act as they are just going through the motions and are weak.

     

    If they are not stripped of title’s ,cup’s and banned from the spl then it’s golf and 10 pin bowling for me.

     

    Also if Celtic plc sit back and say their hands are tied, then 30 years of support would have been better off funding the wwf.

     

     

    Jam67

  5. !!Bada Bing!! Kano 1000 on

    hen1rik-You may have noticed the Establishment are trying to ring-fence their 9 iar,by saying they are only looking back to the inception of SPL.They know we are on to them and have the evidence and cards to play.Stand well back and watch the SPL/SFA “deal” with it,then make our move.HH.

  6. BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 23 March, 2012 at 10:56 said:

     

     

    KEV JUNGLE

     

     

    You made a comment towards the end of the last thread with which I actually WAS in broad agreement.

     

     

    Guess which one,haha!

     

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    Well deserved! IMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

    Hail! Hail! :o)))))))))))

  7. Hi Paul,

     

     

    “The decades old business model of many of these clubs is under threat, not from huge clubs like Celtic, as they would have you believe….”

     

     

    Many believed we have not being playing on a level playing field in the SPL the DougieDougie affair suggested it last year and the financial doping being uncovered @ Ibrox pretty much confirms it.

     

     

    Many believed we had few friends in the SPL the surreptitious meeting of the gang of 10 pretty much confirms it.

     

     

    25 years ago Scotland had a competitive top league, now the more we discover about the goings on in the intervening years the more Kudos Celtic deserve for remaining competitive.

     

     

    It is therefore interesting that the serial underachievers blame us for their current plight I posted on this yesterday.

     

     

    Now is it cheating?

  8. DownForSam on 23 March, 2012 at 11:23 said:

     

    Good morning Bhoys.

     

     

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    get yourself out to Celtic Park for the beam back, as safe as it gets.

     

    Party with a few hundred other Bhoys in the lounges.

     

     

    Bacon roll & A pie at half time

     

     

    and beers.

     

     

    £5

  9. How good will it be if they’re guilty on the 2 contracts and the 9iar gets wiped, that’ll wipe hately am co right up.

     

     

    I’m sure if they’re found guilty then Celtic will ask for the 9iar era to be investigated.

  10. Sorry boys stupid iPhone predictive text, should’ve said that’ll wipe the smile off hately and co’s faces.

  11. Do you know what I find hilarious, they’re trying to blame everything on bad advice lol.

     

     

    If the Huns have any decency left they would just say, look we’ve been cheating and we will accept all punishment.

     

     

    No lol at that last paragraph.

  12. mic1888 says no to newco no to o*d f***m on

    Paul 67

     

     

    Very concerned if any substance in these comments!

     

     

     

    Michael ‏ @mikeyd1888

     

     

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    Good article in Scotsman today Tom.What about the fans views?@TomEnglishSport

     

     

    Tom English ‏ @TomEnglishSport

     

     

    Close

     

     

    @mikeyd1888 Michael, if you feel strongly about it (and you’re a Celtic fan) I’d get in touch with Eric Riley, Celtic’s man on SPL board.

  13. They don’t do Irony! (from BBC gossip)

     

     

    “Alex McLeish insists the days of big-money arrivals at Aston Villa are not necessarily over – despite the club reporting losses of £54m last month.”

  14. hen1rik @ 11:55,

     

     

    “How good will it be if they’re guilty on the 2 contracts and the 9iar gets wiped, that’ll wipe hately am co right up.

     

     

    After Huge Adams’ comments on C4 news their 9iar is a somewhat….now whats the word?……..Tainted.

     

     

    Unlike Big Jocks which was……whats the word?…….Sublime.

  15. mic1888 says no to newco no to o*d f***m on

    If the Huns have any decency left they would just say, look we’ve been cheating and we will accept all punishment.

     

     

    No lol at that last paragraph.

     

     

    LMFAO

  16. If it was our club that was cheating then I would want the appropriate punishment.

     

     

    If the Huns accept the appropriate punishment then after they come out of 3rd division they can say at least we’ve taken the punishment and we can move forward.

  17. I say chaps this is rather funny.

     

     

    Celtic set to sneer at grubby stadium

     

    23-03-12

     

    FANS of Celtic will replace sectarian chants with derogatory comments about furnishings at this weekend’s Old Firm derby.

     

     

    Celtic fans will be characteristically dapperThe teams will meet for the first time since Rangers told the tax man that they were unable to monetise half a city’s worth of fanatical support, and Celtic fans have already looked up the spelling of the words ‘declasse’ and ‘gauche’ for their banners.

     

     

    Celtic supporter Tom Logan said “Whilst one is willing to temporarily countenance the company of a Hun on occasions such as these, the frankly dreadful selection of Chablis at Ibrox is beyond the pale.”

     

     

    “I doubt that I will be taking my gloves off when I’m in their ghastly little stadium and I shall be instructing my man to ensure the Bentley’s engine is kept running at all times should the whole affair become too distressingly shabby.”

     

     

    The home team has been ordered to replace the traditional pre-match handshake with a tug of the forelock to their betters and Celtic has asked whether somebody will be keeping an eye on the valuables in their dressing room during the match ‘just in case’.

     

     

    In a gesture of goodwill, Rangers have been told they can keep the coin tossed at the start of the match, as long as they promise not to spend it all on gin or at the bookies.

     

     

    Footballologist Wayne Hayes said “It’s nice to see a fixture with an already-maniacal level of hatred attached to it ramp up the tension by adding class division into the mix. Although given that they’re both Scottish the word ‘class’ is somewhat relative, obviously.”

     

     

    “In terms of adding an extra layer of rivalry it’s rather like Israel finding out Palestine

  18. enmac, a bampot stands shoulder to shoulder with Neil Lennon on

    Chris McLaughlin ‏ @BBCchrismclaug

     

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    FavoritedFavorite · Close Open Details #SFA confirm that compliance officer has written to #Celtic manager Neil Lennon asking him to explain ref comments post cup final.

  19. @BBCchrismclaug: #SFA confirm that compliance officer has written to #Celtic manager Neil Lennon asking him to explain ref comments post cup final.

     

     

    Joke

  20. So fat Sally and Hun Butcher get off and Neil gets pulled up.

     

     

    That’s what we’re up against.

  21. Lennon n Mc....Mjallby on

    Neil Lennon should tell them he’ll reply after the results of the investigation into sectarian singing from the midden against Kilmarnock are released.

  22. Just received my first ever copy of CQN, very impressed

     

     

    C’mon the Hoops

     

     

    Hail Hail

  23. !!Bada Bing!! Kano 1000 on

    enmac-pathetic establishment,Sally,Butcher,Lomas,Sergio to name a few who have made statements without punishment.

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