For the love of the game. And endurance of Ally McCoist


Close to 100 people agreed to participate in the Scottish FA’s disciplinary panel, as Neil Lennon put it yesterday, “for the love of the game”.  Processes were established and although panel members would meet and be introduced to club officials who were subject to their decisions, they were granted freedom from publicity in order for them to hand out punishments free of intimidation.

This freedom has now gone.

Such was the reaction to Ally McCoist’s public demand to know the names of the panel members who judged the actions of his club the SFA felt it prudent to select panellists who were happy to expose themselves and their places of employment to the outcry the original panellists endured.  IF they uphold of increase the penalties.

On Wednesday evening we should find out whether intimidation of the SFA works.

The biggest scandal of all is that despite the consequences of McCoist’s actions, the SFA have taken no disciplinary action against him.  Rangers officials are free to react to the appeal judgement in the same manner as the original without fear of consequence.

Other managers who are pursued for more prosaic matters might consider the SFA panel have something personal against them.

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  1. sixtaeseven: No NewCo in SPL and it's Non-Negotiable! on

    The end game is in sight and the Hun are about to pay the wages of sin.



    Meanwhile, will there be a better place to be tomorrow that at Celtic Park?



    I won’t be there physically, but will be tuning in as I usually do (via Ch67 or a Celtic



    minded pub Paris).



    Ive got a new wee ditty going thru my head this morning, doubt if it will be on eof the



    many many songs sung tomorrow though:



    “They’ve got paddy, paddy, paddy, paddy, padlocks on their gates, on their gates


    They’ve got paddy, paddy, paddy, paddy, padlocks on their gates, on their gates


    etc etc”



  2. Why does someone not ask him, Why did you ask for the names of the panel to be released when you already knew who they were? por cierto

  3. lymmbhoy



    naw when am I ever. The Boss has got me some good info for you and your phone call is expected. Really good contact for you.


    Be thinking about you tomorrow as we party.

  4. Awe_Naw_No_Annoni_Oan_Anaw_Noo on

    Yup Paul67



    This Spartans chairman is hardly impartial with his comments recently. You also have to question how lightweight this guy is.



    BTW I blame you for this raging hangover



    Oh the Rangers last rites


    Oh the Rangers last rites


    Oh the Rangers last rites


    Oh the Rangers last rites



    Hail Hail

  5. ¡ǝsoɥ ǝɥʇ ǝɯ ssɐd ‘sʞɔıʞ ʎןɟ ɥbnouǝ (o) /o\ z ʍoɹ on




    SFA Panel



    I’ve had dealings with your man Graham from KPMG and Spartans. I would expect him to protect his professional reputation, his employer and his club well in advance of favouring RFC. Given that Spartans will be an aspirant to any SFL Div 3 vacancy he might have ducked it as conflicted.



    Good to see he hasn’t!




  6. Paul 67


    “Rangers officials are free to react to the appeal judgement in the same manner as the original without fear of consequence.”



    Not only that, the SFA will respond in future by publishing the names of the panel members and where their wives work and where there children go to school etc.

  7. Auld Neil Lennon heid on

    Just a comment on Paul Murray and TBKs after reading an article on Henrik Clarsons blog. A point I think worth repeating.



    Rangers EBT contributions dropped from £9.1M in 2006 to £4.9M in 2007 with a further drop to £2.2M in 2008.


    Their reported net debt rose from £5.9M in 2006 to £16.5M, £21.6M,£31.1M by 2009, by which time they secured the league title which allowed their debt under Lloyd’s control to fall to £18M.



    There is no virtue in the reduction, it came under pressure, but the vice was that when they had a core tax bill of £24M, instead of making provision to repay, they spent £19M received from sale of Hutton,Cuellar and Cousins and a furthet £10M on player purchases in 2007/08.


    These guys costs good wages which could also have offset or cleared the tax bill in 2008.


    Thus the Board at that time, that Paul Murray joined are the main culprits in Ranger’s demise. Them and the football managerial staff who made the spending case.


    And they want to put Humpty back togther again?

  8. RIP Commandant General James Connolly (Séamas Ó Conghaile)



    Born 1868; Cowgate Edinburgh, Executed by firing squad Dublin12th May 1916



    Also executed 12th May 1916 Sean MacDiarmada.



    We went out to break the connection between this country and the British Empire, and to establish an Irish Republic. We believed that the call we then issued to the people of Ireland, was a nobler call, in a holier cause, than any call issued to them during this war, having any connection with the war. We succeeded in proving that Irishmen are ready to die endeavouring to win for Ireland those national rights which the British Government has been asking them to die to win for Belgium. As long as that remains the case, the cause of Irish freedom is safe.



    Believing that the British Government has no right in Ireland, never had any right in Ireland, and never can have any right in Ireland, the presence, in any one generation of Irishmen, of even a respectable minority, ready to die to affirm that truth, makes that Government for ever a usurpation and a crime against human progress.



    I personally thank God that I have lived to see the day when thousands of Irish men and boys, and hundreds of Irish women and girls, were ready to affirm that truth, and to attest it with their lives if need be.





    Commandant-General, Dublin Division,


    Army of the Irish Republic

  9. Celtic Soul Brother- Supporting Kano 1000 on

    Por Cierto on 12 May, 2012 at 11:07 said:


    Why does someone not ask him, Why did you ask for the names of the panel to be released when you already knew who they were? por cierto



    I heard someone ask him this on Radio Shortbread the other night-he said something like not that old chestnut again and insisted he didn’t know who they were.He is either totally incompetent or a liar or both-allegedly!

  10. Good morning everyone from a mixed bag of weather here in D-land. It’s past the witching hour of 9am as suggested by ole blood-on-their hands. Are they dead yet?


    If this is is how the MSM, heads in the sand brigade, are reacting to the relatively minor misdemeanors of the huns under CW, just wait until the BTC, EBT’s and dual contracts under Sir Duped come under scrutiny. Now, directly or indirectly that is the same as match fixing!

  11. Looking forward to partying and destroying Hertz tomorrow. Was speaking to the granda of one of their players last night, real Celtic gentleman, he wants the boy to play well in the Cup final as long as Hibs win!

  12. RalphWaldoEllison-is Neil Lennon Season 2011-12 on

    Good Morning Paul.


    Good Morning CQN.



    Another good and timely piece Paul. As their club dies a slow death their attempt to deflect and squirm over the sorry mess will be the next scandal. McCoist and Jardine should be in the dock at Hampden to answer the disrepute charge. Others, as the SFA’s own report yersteday showed, must follow. Everyone of them brought the game into disrepute by the toadying silence and their outright complicity.



    HH Mon the Champions

  13. The smart move by the SFA or the original panel members was to say that you asked for transparency then so be it.


    Even the Ragers fans with scarves and laptops have been forced to see their guilt.


    The publication of the report itself has exposed them to such an extent that Ragers have no tenable grounds for appeal.


    To repeat from previous thread their appel is based on:


    Gonnae no dad that, jist gonnae no.

  14. Going to miss tomorrow’s game due to family commitments, but I trust you will all have a fantastic day.



    Paul, I see Alex Thomson’s last 2 blogs have left McCoist with no name, and rightly so, quite the most damning critisism of him yet, something you won’t read in the MSM, of course. He apparenty declined to give evidence at the disciplinary hearing, citing “safety” fears. Coward.


    We realy need to turn the spotlight on this shyster McCoist, an odious and despicable cheat of a man.

  15. Auld Neil Lennon heid on



    Someone needs to deliver a fee gallons of testosterone to Hampden.


    Either to bring McCoist to account or give to the panel of 100.

  16. ¡ǝsoɥ ǝɥʇ ǝɯ ssɐd ‘sʞɔıʞ ʎןɟ ɥbnouǝ (o) /o\ z ʍoɹ on

    Aw Naw



    Be wary of how someone is reported in the DR and what they’ve been asked. Now how many times he has laughed or smiled in the report = I know where you are going with this question and I am not going to ridicule myself in print.



    He says that if Spartans were up against newco he knows the SFA would not pick his club so why bother. Seems he knows the SFA.



    However, the situation is liquid ;-)…… this week there is a distinct possibility that there won’t be a newco at all but there may just be a vacancy. I think he might like that option for his club.




  17. up_over_goal on

    One last hurrah.



    With Sammi:



    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Zaluska ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::


    Matthews :::::::::: Wanyama ::::::::::::::: Mulgrew ::::::::::: Izaguirre


    Brown ::::::::::::::::::: Kayal :::::::::::::::::::: Ledley :::::::::: Commons


    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: McCourt ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::


    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Samaras ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::



    Sans Sammi:



    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Zaluska :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::


    Matthews :::::::: Wanyama :::::::::::::::: Mulgrew :::::::::::: Izaguirre


    Brown:::::::::::::::::: Kayal ::::::::::::::::::::: Ledley :::::::::::::: McCourt


    :::::::::::::::::::::::::: Bangura :::::::::::::::::: Stokes ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::



    Dot my quantum.

  18. McCoist and Jardine have been cowardly and dangerous with their comments. Appealing to the lowest common denominator and hiding behind the thugs.

  19. Return of Artur Boruc. On a bosman and would be the making of this team. Back to the goalie we know.



    Would have him in a heartbeat if Forster going.

  20. It’s all very well having a go at Sally for undermining the integrity of the SFA’s system of judicial panels, and jeopardising not only the personal safety of the individuals involved but also the commercial interests of the clubs with which those members are associated, but surely D&P have to take some responsibility?



    They after all are in charge of the club.

  21. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice will always prevail on




    It is astounding that Sally wasn’t held to account for his scandalous rantings, since he knew exactly what he was doing……..stirring up the moronic masses



    On this occasion, only one of many, I can understand why the SFA ‘held back’…… They were genuinely, and justifiably, worried about their OWN safety….



    What I do not understand, though, is why on earth they named the appeal panel…… It can only have been to stop sally ‘going down the same road’ again, and that is ridiculous……. Everyone knows that, if they were to, justifiably, INCREASE the penalty, their safety would become a major issue.



    Have the SFA not learned from experience, over many years, just who they are dealing with here..??

  22. jude2005 is Neil Lennon \o/ on

    My daughter when she was 15 had a crush on Mc Coist he first came to Ibroke. She had a bad accident and was in hospital for a few months with serious head injuries. 3 times thru a friend it was arranged for him to come and see her. Not once did he turn up!!

  23. 67Heaven ... I am Neil Lennon..!!..Truth and Justice will always prevail on

    ernie lynch on 12 May, 2012 at 11:26 said:



    Exactly …… Corporate Accountability..!!!

  24. Lennon n Mc....Mjallby on

    After having read the FF funnies from earlier we can be in no doubt the huns themselves now no its the end of their history,the 5 stars are finished,finito,gone,that which emerges after liquidation starts at ground zero with nothing and the hordes well know it.



    The summer is in the post,I hope its one of those sweltering hot bassas where everybody is dressed accordingly,every corner you turn half dressed ladies are giggling,weans playing in the street and all the guys sitting with a nice cold carry out tuning into the Euros,a real red hot radio day accessoried with sunglasses,jelly n ice cream.



    Life is about to get rather peachy.

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