Do to Scotland what you did to Celtic

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I don’t want to see a single Scotland player forced to miss the Croatia game as a result of Billy Gilmour’s positive test, announced today.  I did not want to see 13 Celtic players forced to miss two games, two weeks training sessions and isolate at home, following Christopher Jullien’s positive test in January.  I did not want to see Ryan Christie miss Celtic games after Stuart Armstrong’s positive result in October, but the latter two happened.

The disruption caused to Celtic’s season was immeasurable and, when 13 players as well as coaching staff were forced to isolate, the result of predatory Track and Trace action.  Billy Gilmour did not travel to Wembley alone, he did not have his own dressing room at the stadium, he did not eat alone, he did not socialise alone.  The government officials who hammered Celtic will look the other way today.

Ms Sturgeon, if  you are that concerned with public health, do to Scotland what you did to Celtic.  We all know there is zero chance of that happening.

 

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  1. It appears that Billy Gilmour’s personal bubble was more tightly ring fenced than the SNP’s independence fighting fund.

  2. bigbhoy @1:52 pm

     

     

     

    “I suspect that the rules are being applied by people like Jason Leitch and not Sturgeon and the MSP’s.”

     

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    Suspect all you like but there is absolutely no way that Jason Leitch has advocated and supported a nil attendance policy up tp the end of May only to provide scientific grounds to allow match attendances of 12 k and fanzones of 6k, three weeks later. He is just not that daft, even for a dentist.

     

     

    What has actually and truly happened is that UEFA has told our Government that, if they want the matches to go ahead within their country, then they must allow a signifiant match day attendance, not the platry 500 or a 1000 that a trial event would scientifically justify, and that it must approve Fan Zones with alcohol, and free travel by all opposition squads playing at Hampden.

     

     

    Nicola agreed to all these diktats, not on scientific evidence or persuaded by Jason Leitch, but because she did not want to be seen to be harming Scotland’s chances of progresssing by denying them home and crowd support advantages. She surrendered her priciples to UEFA diktat. Boris did too. He may have been more willing to do so but both did do so and by doing so, Nicola was guilty of treating the international team more favourably than Celtic (or Aberdeen) or even Sevco.

     

     

    I guess she is betting on the Celtic fans’ desire to continue voting SNP is more secure than even that of the Tartan Army and there is no humiliation and unfavourable treatment which will see them turn, as they would prefer to blame their own custodians for the Bolingoli, Dubai, Christie, no match day attendance allowances, than the government.

     

     

    They would rather blane the victims than the perpetrators.

  3. GENE on 21ST JUNE 2021 2:53 PM

     

    If we did diddly squat about

     

     

     

     

    Res12

     

     

     

     

    LNS

     

     

     

     

    Stripping titles

     

     

     

     

    Same club

     

     

     

     

    etc

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Does anyone really think this is a matter we will take on the authorities with.

     

     

    No.Gene.i agree with your post

     

    you been up snowden yet?

     

    enjoy

     

     

    hh

  4. Sionnaigh

     

     

    Interesting that Swinney’s defence was that his colleague, Ivan McKee, HAD commented unfavourably on the Tartan Army’s travelling but failed to mention that he did so only when the BBC reporter pressed him for comments. There was no voluntary condemnation and none would have been made without the reporter’s questions.

     

     

    When presented with evidence that no social distancing (unsurprisingly) was observed at the Fan Zones, he continued to praise them as well policed and not under consideration for scrapping or restricting.

     

     

    We get the Governments we deserve and while we won’t let them get away with murder we might allow them some involuntary manslaughter.

  5. An tearmann

     

    Back home this morning thanks- did Bodnant gardens and Portmadog train. 2 year old grandson loved it.

     

    Snowdon another day.

  6. Awful article and some equally awful responses. We are surely better than this.

     

    Aff oot.

  7. Are we to believe that Gilmour did not travel, eat or room with anyone else in the squad set up, never mind train with or be treated by coaches, physios etc and at all times remained at least 2 (1?) metres distant? And hugging Mount and James, Chelsea team-mates didn’t happen..?

     

    Aye, right, as they say.

  8. If I remember rightly, Celtic had 2 people positive post Dubai ; second one was never named. This suggests that there was transmission. We did this to death at the time but i’m sure the seating on the plane and buses did not meet Scottish health standards; hence we got battered. The club put out a statement at the time thanking the Gov and SFA for their guidance. It was only Lennon who spat his dummy and has bought some more to spit

     

     

    We didn’t lost the league by a country mile due to Covid

     

     

    As Lennon has clarified , that is our fault.

     

     

    i hope there are no more call offs for my country’s team and that Celtic continue to build for the new season

  9. SQUIRE DANAHER on 21ST JUNE 2021 1:18 PM

     

     

    “But it gets a bit tiresome when he interprets the root cause of every factor of life’s adversities which adversely affect Celtic is the fault of the Scottish Government.

     

     

     

    So for the purposes of the argument.

     

     

    “If Gilmour is the only absentee tomorrow, then what are Lawwell and McKay going to do in a practical and meaningful sense, as opposed to them having Paul Brennan set squirrels running blaming the Scottish Government?”

     

     

    Quite incredible lack of self-awareness.

  10. celticforever on

    Wonder if Gilmour was a Sevco player would he still

     

    be free to play against Croatia

     

     

    Ask the Sevco right back Patterson he should know

  11. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    There has also been at least one 2005 report of squirrels preying on atypical animals, such as an incident

     

     

    where a pack of black squirrels killed and ate a large stray dog in Lazo, Russia.

     

     

    – From Wiki/SIMBT.

  12. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    three-year-old boy was left pouring with blood when he was attacked by a “pack” of squirrels as he fed them.

     

     

    The animals pounced and bit F R five times at a country park in Cornwall, his mother S, said.

     

     

    “All of a sudden six of them came at him. I’ve never heard such a heart-rending scream. There was blood dripping everywhere,” she said.

     

     

    Cornwall Council said it may put up warning signs about feeding animals “if this becomes a regular problem”.

     

     

  13. DONTBRATTBAKKINANGER on 21ST JUNE 2021 3:56 PM

     

     

    WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN!!! por cierto

  14. squire danaher on

    SFTB 3:06

     

     

    So, what does it take for you and Timmy and James F and others who , after all, are not SNP supporters- merely Independence Supporters- to get to the point of realising we are being treated differently?

     

     

    You criticise Paul for not keeping quiet on this but you say you will take it seriously if our craven Board raises its voice (despite Peter Lawwell and Neil Lennon already making statements to that effect).

     

     

    I have difficulty in believing you are all not supporters (merely voters) for/of that party. You spring to their defence every time Paul criticises their football interference.

     

     

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    Paragraph 1) – I addressed the first point in a response earlier to, I think, Greenpinata. Much as it obviously pains several people on here, there is no proof as yet that the Gilmour situation is being handled any differently at this stage.

     

     

    In the event of him being the only absentee – and it may be relevant that McGinn and Robertson have deleted what may be incriminating evidence from their social media accounts – then there will be evidence that this matter is being handled differently.

     

     

    As I said earlier, the SFA get out will be to claim that NHS Teesside rules are different to those which NHS Scotland operated in January 2021 and August 2020.

     

     

    Paragraph 2) – by the time N Lennon raised the issue after Mr Lawwell’s apology, his credibility – and that of Celtic on the matter – was in shreds. His self seeking rant did neither himself or the club any favours.

     

     

    Lawwell’s previous apology on Dubai was akin to an altar boy having been caught drinking altar wine and being dragged by the ear to apologise to the parish priest all the while mumbling ‘sorry’ while staring at his feet.

     

     

    Neither carried a shred of credibility or culpability.

     

     

    I repeat that if the current custodians of Celtic PLC/FC feel disadvantaged by external forces then they are duty bound to address these to protect their shareholders if nothing else and by more effective means than mumbling their surprise and disappointment, or hanging a visibly unwell man out to dry in public.

     

     

    Paragraph 3) – This is Paul’s blog and he can say what he likes. I view his comments as I described You clearly disagree.

     

     

    I think it is convenient for the current custodians to have their chosen blogger peddling this line as they perceive it as likely to take the heat off their own inadequacies. Judging by the first couple of pages of responses it works.

     

     

    And for the umpteenth time, I am currently not, never have been and never will be a member of the SNP.

  15. Rocky Squirrel celebrated a victory in a Portland, Maine court today by being awarded the right to not only obtain a handgun but, also, to get a concealed hand gun permit. After the verdict Rocky hugged his lawyer Jerry Meisterfibber as well as his long time cohort, Bullwinkle Moose.

     

     

    The case was filed because Rocky Squirrel was denied a gun and a concealed weapons permit to protect himself from a hungry hawk who was threatening to kill and eat Rocky. He initially tried to get a restraining order against the hawk but was turned down with the judge citing “natural selection”.

     

     

    Rocky won the gun trial by his lawyer claiming that natural selection only pertains to animals on strictly vegan diets and not those that are carnivores or omnivores. He argued that “a hawk is a carnivore and a squirrel an omnivore due to the fact that squirrels have been known to eat meat. Thus, the linguistics tell us a squirrel is protected under the second and a half amendment. Now if a tomato kills a grape the linguistics of this argument tell us the grape deserved to die and is not protected by the second and a half amendment and by virtue of natural selection the tomato gets to eat the grape”.

     

     

    The defense argued that the real reason Rocky Squirrel wanted a gun is the kill his longtime nemesis Boris and Natasha. They argued that actual hawks cannot kill cartoon characters. They, also, wondered why Rocky Squirrel had rights seeing that he is completely animated.

     

     

    The judge responded that a lot of animated people have a right to own a guns. He used his cousin Ned as an example saying: “Uncle Ned gets excited and animated whenever someone throws gasoline on the bar-b-que”.

     

     

    As of press time it has been learned that Rocky and Bullwinkle celebrated their victory by getting drunk and shooting up a brassiere factory.

  16. Squire

     

     

    “And for the umpteenth time, I am currently not, never have been and never will be a member of the SNP.”

     

     

    Just a defender of them at all opportunities. Their spokesepople are more believable than Neil Lennon. Their partialities and biases do not diminish theur truths.

     

     

    And Billy Gilmour is one small example of a recurring trend. It is not an isolated example.

     

     

    If needs be, I am sure they could identify a 3rd choice keeper or a guy like Nathan Patterson, who is only there for the experience, and offer them up as a sacrifice to perceived equality of treatment.

     

     

    There is just nothing that the SNP backers wil not swallow

  17. What was the daft wummin doin allowing her three year old to hand feed tree rats ffs. Social services please.

  18. It’s a funny world where The Scottish Government and the SFA have clearly, beyond doubt treated out club differently to the Huns and the national team, and this had had a material effect on the success of our football team yet a pro-Celtic blogger points it out and it’s all his fault, the people running the club’s fault or the manager’s fault.

     

     

    We seem to have collectively disappeared down such a narrow rabbit hole that genuine injustice against our club (all of us) is instantly reframed. There’s probably no way back when the injustice is so clear and yet the blame is so quickly attributed to the Board, and bizarrely, our host.

     

     

    I don’t see that Paul needs to qualify the criticism with any acknowledgement of the failure of the club in other areas. We were clearly treated differently, this isn’t a political issue it’s one of fairness and the effect the lack of it had in our season.

  19. Dontbrattbakkinanger on

    I have been hiding from the squirrels.

     

     

    Responsible for more deaths than the much maligned great white shark, box jellyfish and brown recluse spider.

     

     

    At least in ShangriLa.

  20. squire danaher on

    SETTING FREE THE BEARS FOR RES. 12 & OSCAR KNOX on 21ST JUNE 2021 4:14 PM

     

     

    I’m meant to be the blinkered one.

     

     

    You’ve basically ignored what I just wrote and accused me of being an SNP backer who will swallow anything.

     

     

    Away and read what I actually said.

  21. CELTIC40ME on 21ST JUNE 2021 4:16 PM

     

     

    It’s a bit weird, one group accepts that although clear and obvious different treatment, even the board have limitations in dealing with any officialdom in Scotland- as even them, yes even the Celtic Board are perceived as Irish and Catholic and treated differently.

     

     

    Another group a) can’t allow critism of the SNP, for example James Forrest Blogger has an immediate childish reaction to Paul’s articles whenever they are mentioned. and b) avoid any commment on but ask what have the board(who they perceive as not SNP in politics) will do about it. It’s a double whammy! Deflect from the real problem, which is and always in very unequal treatment of us.

     

     

    It appears there is a trend…..the more Yes vote you are the more you hate the board. It’s not hard and fast, but you’ll see over twitter and especially on here a common trend. There are exceptions of course

  22. timmy7_noted on

    It’s reassuring to know that whilst Celtic are being so unfairly treated the bloggers are calling it out.

     

     

    We argue among ourselves about that treatment and the people who could actually do something about it are, as ever, silent as the grave.

  23. So Billy Gilmour had no “close contacts” not his room mate in the hotel, whoever he sat beside on the bus or plane that was within two metres of him, no one at dinner. Whilst Celtic had to isolate thirteen players and travel in nine coaches to Dingwall weeks later and the Huns car shared to and from training.

     

    Aye, right!

     

     

    Absolute scandal.

  24. timmy7_noted on

    Martim1980 on 21st June 2021 4:28 pm

     

     

    Deary deary me. Now you’re accusing some of us of being some kind of fifth column??

     

     

    By the way who are the Irish Catholics on the board?

  25. What is the Stars on

    On a more positive squirrel note

     

    The native Irish Red Squirrel has been having a rough time of it over the last 20/30 years as the yankee pig dog american imperalist Grey Squirrells were taking over .

     

    However in recent months there have been reports of a red squirrel fight back.Aided by the re introduction of the native Irish pinemarten.

     

    The pine martens apparently prey on squirels and while the remnants of the Irish Popular Front for Red Squirel Liberation know well to avoid the pinemartens ,the evil bloated yankee imperialist grey squirels arent aware of this and have been dying in large numbers as the liberating army of pinemartens advances.

     

    Experts predict a United Ireland of Red Squirels is coming and the end is nigh for imperialist schwinehund Grey Squirels.

     

    A lot of the above is actually fcatual

  26. Celtic Mac

     

     

    No idea about drugs mate. I never touch them. Nor vaccines and especially those that are not properly tested or trialled never mind carry indemnity.

     

     

    At 1.5 deaths per day right now it is way below even flu.

     

     

    We have no idea if the lad even has symptoms. As stated my son and his gf and 2 friends had positive tests. None of them had symptoms. They went and demanded Re tests and none actually had the bloody bug. But they had a lost weekend and many of their isolating friends the same.

     

     

    The whole scenario is a farce.

  27. MARTIM1980 on 21ST JUNE 2021 4:28 PM

     

    CELTIC40ME on 21ST JUNE 2021 4:16 PM

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ‘It appears there is a trend…..the more Yes vote you are the more you hate the board. It’s not hard and fast, but you’ll see over twitter and especially on here a common trend. There are exceptions of course’

     

     

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    I always knew I was exceptional.

  28. TIMMY7_NOTED on 21ST JUNE 2021 4:37 PM

     

     

    Discrimination can be based on perception, sure you are aware of that……they are the figurehead of Celtic. Ergo treated the same.

     

     

    Still stems from the same cultural problem in Scotland.

     

     

    Do many love the Snp community more than the Celtic community on here? Reading since the Indy election, yes defintely. 100%

  29. timmy7_noted on

    Martim1980 on 21st June 2021 4:44 pm

     

     

    yes defintely. 100%

     

     

    No grey in your world eh? Maybe you should read what you have written before posting.

     

     

    Opinion does not equal truth.

     

     

    Poor Ernie getting accused of being a yes voter.

  30. Tom McLaughlin on

    Reading Pat Nevin’s memoir ‘The Secret Footballer’.

     

     

    When he was 17 and playing for Gartcosh United, as he walked to the dressing room after a game, he saw the Rangers scout walking towards him. Everyone else stopped in their tracks and watched. The scout stood in front of him and said, “I’m a scout for Glasgow Rangers.”

     

     

    “And I’m Patrick Kevin Francis Michael Nevin. See ya.”

  31. Jeezo..shit atmosphere on here today.been building up i suppose.the frauds on here have done there jobs and got many a good Tim in fighting.

     

     

    Catch ye

  32. ERNIE LYNCH

     

     

    MARTIM1980 on 21ST JUNE 2021 4:28 PM

     

     

    CELTIC40ME on 21ST JUNE 2021 4:16 PM

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ‘It appears there is a trend…..the more Yes vote you are the more you hate the board. It’s not hard and fast, but you’ll see over twitter and especially on here a common trend. There are exceptions of course’

     

     

     

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    I always knew I was exceptional.

     

     

     

    *****

     

     

    I was going to say that. So I’m going to say it anyway, so I am.

  33. TIMMY7_NOTED on 21ST JUNE 2021 4:49 PM

     

     

    You missed out this part of my original post….conveniently……

     

     

    Not the words “trend” and “there are of course exceptions”

     

     

    Here’s the full post for everyone to read again….🤣😂

     

     

    MARTIM1980 on 21ST JUNE 2021 4:28 PM

     

     

    CELTIC40ME on 21ST JUNE 2021 4:16 PM

     

     

     

     

    It’s a bit weird, one group accepts that although clear and obvious different treatment, even the board have limitations in dealing with any officialdom in Scotland- as even them, yes even the Celtic Board are perceived as Irish and Catholic and treated differently.

     

     

     

     

     

    Another group a) can’t allow critism of the SNP, for example James Forrest Blogger has an immediate childish reaction to Paul’s articles whenever they are mentioned. and b) avoid any commment on but ask what have the board(who they perceive as not SNP in politics) will do about it. It’s a double whammy! Deflect from the real problem, which is and always in very unequal treatment of us.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    It appears there is a trend…..the more Yes vote you are the more you hate the board. It’s not hard and fast, but you’ll see over twitter and especially on here a common trend. There are exceptions of course

  34. Again i said “many”

     

     

     

    TIMMY7_NOTED on 21ST JUNE 2021 4:49 PM

     

     

    Martim1980 on 21st June 2021 4:44 pm

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    yes defintely. 100%

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    No grey in your world eh? Maybe you should read what you have written before posting.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Opinion does not equal truth.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Poor Ernie getting accused of being a yes voter.

     

     

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    Here’s the original post.

     

     

     

    MARTIM1980 on 21ST JUNE 2021 4:44 PM

     

     

    TIMMY7_NOTED on 21ST JUNE 2021 4:37 PM

     

     

     

    Discrimination can be based on perception, sure you are aware of that……they are the figurehead of Celtic. Ergo treated the same.

     

     

     

     

    Still stems from the same cultural problem in Scotland.

     

     

     

     

     

    Do many love the Snp community more than the Celtic community on here? Reading since the Indy election, yes defintely. 100%

     

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    Selective in your argument technique, patchy, and full of holes, some might say reflective of the arguments of your political leaders.