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The existence of the Premier League International Cup, a tournament for under-21s, which the FA Premier League launched this is a fascinating development.  It’s a toe in the water for the Premier League who are running a multi-nation tournament out-with the auspices of Uefa.  A consequence of excluding the European governing body is that all games must be played in the territory of England and Wales, despite Celtic and seven others of the 16 teams residing outside that region.

Uefa retain exclusive rights to hold tournaments across multiple territories, although this definition accommodates the existence of the Welsh FA and Welsh teams participation in competitions run by the English FA.

The Premier League has a broken business model which they have been unable to resolve for a decade of more, as they hae studiously avoided growth in their key TV revenue stream stalling.  When it does, innovative solutions will be required.

As far as Celtic are concerned, I’m delighted we’re there.  In the absence of NextGen this will be a valuable addition to the youth players’ development this season.

Foundation News:

I’m up for the Zip Slide from the top of the Jock Stein Stand to pitch level in front of the Lisbon Lions’.  Never done anything as ridiculous in my life but it’s a one-off opportunity for a fee of £30 plus a commitment to raise £125 for the Foundation.

Pile in here, if you’re brave enough for the Celtic Park pitch…………

Not had more than a glance at the annual report yet. Statements dated 12 September? Hmmm.

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  1. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    the battered bunnet

     

     

    14:23 on 16 October, 2014

     

    TnT

     

     

    Does sweat indicate distress? (in the absence of heat and exercise)

     

     

    I’ve always said that if I break sweat,I’m in the wrong job!

  2. lennon's passion on

    67heaven … i am neil lennon ….the angels are with wee oscar in heaven.. ibrox belongs to the creditors

     

     

    14:03 on 16 October, 2014

     

     

    Same rubbish on here day after day umpteen reasons why I won’t be going back to parkhead.Then a loads of posts to justify it. Scottish football is corrupt NEVER. Board don’t fight our corner NEVER. I know the Huns are dead only thing I’m interested in is the team on the park.

  3. TBB

     

     

    Your posting of 13:49 (vis-à-vis Ogilvie’s un-opposed re-election) is plausible enough. And I hope you’re right in your reading of the situation.

     

     

    However, there’s 1 part of what you said that I wonder about, namely, ‘The clubs are in the process of taking the SFA ‘back’.

     

     

    Do you think Ogilvie is being lined up for the FIFA V-P post?

     

     

    If so, what do you think the SFA will say or do about that?

     

     

    If they oppose it they’re going to look like fools; yet if they don’t they’re a bunch of hypocrites …

     

     

    FF

  4. lennon's passion on

    auldheid

     

     

    14:12 on 16 October, 2014

     

     

    Thought you were a fighter with the good work you do on resolution 12. Never had you in the won’t be back brigade. Hope you change your mind you come across as a die in the wool Tim.

     

    Hail Hail

  5. AND reading back

     

     

    Neither the horse, owner trainer or jockey concerned today are bent, threw the race, held it up, or anything else for that matter. The horse sweated up and ran badly. That’s it. Save the conspiracy theories for the MSM, Referees and Huns.

  6. The Battered Bunnet on

    Folly Folly

     

     

    The first element is from the (sweaty) horse’s mouth.

     

     

    The second part re Ogilvie/FIFA I have no idea about. Can’t comment beyond agreeing with your general observation.

  7. The Battered Bunnet on

    tnt

     

     

    Cheers, didn’t know that.

     

     

    Has the horse had an issue with it previously? I recall earlier on you had said it had run below expectation over the flat. Is there a link, or is this time a one-off?

  8. Richie #TeamOscarForever on

    Hebcelt

     

     

    I just spoke to Craig and he said to basically head down to the marina and there are loads of good places there

  9. Margaret McGill on

    Just read THAT article.

     

    SFA in a hun eat hun world.

     

    Depraved indifference , corruption, thievery, malignant , liars doesn’t even begin to describe that rats nest.

     

    You would never find a Celtic man in that organization now would you?

  10. coolmore mafia on

    twists n turns

     

    14:38 on

     

    16 October, 2014

     

    AND reading back

     

     

    Neither the horse, owner trainer or jockey concerned today are bent, threw the race, held it up, or anything else for that matter. The horse sweated up and ran badly. That’s it. Save the conspiracy theories for the MSM, Referees and Huns.

     

     

     

     

    The betting patterns would suggest that people in the market knew it was about to run a stinker. It’s price doubled pre race. Only thing more bent than horse racing is greyhound racing.

     

     

    We’ll never know for sure though.

  11. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    THEBATTEREDBUNNET

     

     

    Please-I avoid,I do not shirk.

     

     

    If I canny do that,I delegate.

     

     

    When neither works,I know I’m battering my …. in chez Mamaw.

  12. TBB

     

    It hadn’t performed to any degree on the flat for Michael Stoute hence they decided to move it to Mrs Robeson to school over hurdles , which, has been going well, and expectations today were high based on his final piece of work under todays jockey, earlier in the week.

     

     

    It just didn’t happen today.

     

     

    I will know more tomorrow.

     

     

    Given today’s result I wont bother going into detail about tomorrow other than to say I shall be backing his stablemate San Telm at Cheltenham tomorrow at a big price.

  13. I have a colleague who owns racehorses.

     

     

    He says don’t bet on races where the prize is less than 10 grand.

     

     

    He doesn’t either.

  14. Coolmore Mafia

     

     

    I maintain todays run was straight, just poor.

     

     

    On the greyhounds we are in agreement 100%. I used to have two:-))

     

     

    (one which was called Hail Hail and ran at Oxford).

  15. Celticrollercoaster supporting Shay,our bhoy wonder along the way on

    Bada Bing

     

     

    I was only talking about SPLOB only Wee Eric also got around £130k bonus only from memory. Need to check the latter number.

     

     

    HH

     

     

    CRC

  16. MWD@14.12

     

     

    Jean Marc Bosman has had a pretty troubled life since then according to some reports so he may not know whether to blame it on the Ruling he initiated or his own efforts since.

     

     

    However the consequences unfolded with the Bosman Ruling, it rectified a long running injustice of indentured labour in football which gave advantage to bosses over employees. It does not fit the formula you sought to impose on my reasoning for “refusing to condemn the board at every given opportunity” (see how easy this attribution lark is!). Incidentally, some of the “people power” that brought down the Berlin Wall were mercenaries looking to steal a valuable souvenir to sell. It was not all political.

     

     

    Thanks to timbhoy2 for providing proof on the fallibility of all CQN futurologists but, then, I could have predicted that would be the outcome :-)

  17. CRC-We hope the AGM isn’t full of time wasters,serious questions needing answered ,re the first team squad,Chief Scout , and the bonus structure,amongst others.If that isn’t a reward for failure,i don’t know what is HH

  18. Celticrollercoaster supporting Shay,our bhoy wonder along the way on

    Bada

     

     

    I do apologise with the previous incorrect info

     

     

    Just checked bonus figures

     

     

    Peter £401k

     

     

    Eric. £66k

     

     

    HH

     

     

    CRC

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